Anyone a fan of this Japanese culture phenomenon and main cultural export? Note: I am not an otaku, like dressing up and going to conventions and stuff...
Definitions of anime and manga from wikipedia ( because I am too lazy to write my own explanation. And mainly because they both are pretty wide concepts and difficult to define.
Share favorites, opinions and other stuff here. My favorites are pretty much manga turned into anime, so...
Yami no Matsuei ( Descendants of Darkness)
GTO - great teacher Onizuka
I have decided not to start reading Naruto because there are far too many books in the series. And once start reading a comic, I have to read the rest...I don`t know how much money I`ve spent on the different X-men comics over the years...*shame*
( the best anime ever) There are actually made two animes from this concept of vampire vs hunter. The first, which is a series of 13 episodes, is based on the concept, not following the original manga story, while the other anime, published through Hellsing OVA ( original video animation), movies, follows the manga, authentically, from volume to volume. I can`t decide what I like best, but for first time watchers, I`d recommend the 13 episode series, so you`ll get a chance to know the characters pretty well.
The OVA`s have a limited time to tell the manga story, so the story progresses rather fast, so its better to accomplish a fair knowledge of the characters first; so your only concern and focus is the story. And the story IS good...
Yami no Matsuei
Full Metal Alchemist
I`m also a huge fan of Studio Ghiblis animes; Spirited away, Princess Mononoke Howl`s moving Castle etc...etc...
What about you?