[MA-SOC] The Direction of Anime RE: What anime to check out

Brian Jensen transformers217 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 22:52:46 EDT 2009


<<<<Oh, and mecha shows are definitely on the decline.>>>>
Tell that to "Gundam." ;)

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 8:49 PM, Ralph Young <ralphyoung at optonline.net>wrote:

> The biggest thing I've noticed is the increase in titles that are
> adaptations of prose, particlarly "light novels."  Its been happening for
> years, but since Haruhi Suzumiya took off its been skyrocketing.
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> Oh, and mecha shows are definitely on the decline.
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chet J" <jerzee_guy at hotmail.com>
> To: <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:37 PM
> Subject: [MA-SOC] The Direction of Anime RE: What anime to check out
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>  Bokurano was a dark but very original anime series about a group of kids
>>> who believe
>>> they are joining a video game but instead are making a grievous pact to
>>> pilot a mecha >> in order to save the Earth.
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>> Sounds like the story for "Ender's Game".
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>  Similar but not really the same. I read Ender's Game and of course loved
> it but watching Bokurano does not give you any sense of deja vu.
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>  News is the Ender's Game movie has been scrapped.
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>  Having been part of anime fandom for many years I saw somewhat of a cyclic
> occurrence in anime.  I wanted to ask if anyone on MA-SOC feels that anime
> is taking a different  direction or is it still cyclic.  Also is that
> direction is good or bad?
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