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This society covers both anime and manga, but what is considered 'anime' is indeed an interesting question.

I take it to mean Japanese animation (i.e made in Japan using Japanese style animation). Though there are a lot of 'Western manga-ka' and 'Anime-like western cartoons', you won't find any of them in my collection. But if others want to consider them anime then that's fine with me .
It is an interesting point actually. Would you consider something like Vampire hunter D: Blood lust to be true anime as although it was made in Japan, it was drawn for English dialogue instead of Japanese?
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It's all about what's canon and all that crap I reckon. I mean if anyone watches Naruto, including all the fillers, you will remember an episode all about Hinata and how she learnt her own special move (which was crap) and because it isn't in the manga it's not considered 'canon' I think that means like aknowledged specifically as 'real' material or something you can actually talk about characters, if you get me?
I've confused even myself xD
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It is an interesting point actually. Would you consider something like Vampire hunter D: Blood lust to be true anime as although it was made in Japan, it was drawn for English dialogue instead of Japanese?
I've never seen it, but from what I've seen after looking it up I'd say it was. It's Japanese style animation made in Japan, with the story based on a series of novels by a Japanese author. It may have been made for English dialogue, but at the end of the day that's just a dub really. That's my take on it anyway, but I don't know much about it.

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It's all about what's canon and all that crap I reckon. I mean if anyone watches Naruto, including all the fillers, you will remember an episode all about Hinata and how she learnt her own special move (which was crap) and because it isn't in the manga it's not considered 'canon' I think that means like aknowledged specifically as 'real' material or something you can actually talk about characters, if you get me?
I've confused even myself xD
I've never understood this. I know one person who refuses to acknowledge the existence of the anime series Negima?!, as it deviated so much from the manga plot it was almost a new story. I can't even talk about it near him. But the fact is the anime was aired, and no matter how bad the story is compared to the manga those things still happened, making them as 'canon' or 'real' as the manga events in my opinion. Rather than saying 'that didn't happen', I just compare and contrast the anime and manga and accept them as two different versions of the same story.
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Ohh on the note of vampires, don't you just love Helsing? It's so great ^^ Alucard FTW xD
Any pointers on what you thinks good anime wise? I need some new material getting bored of the same old stuff now.
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It's all about what's canon and all that crap I reckon. I mean if anyone watches Naruto, including all the fillers, you will remember an episode all about Hinata and how she learnt her own special move (which was crap) and because it isn't in the manga it's not considered 'canon' I think that means like aknowledged specifically as 'real' material or something you can actually talk about characters, if you get me?
I've confused even myself xD
What those Purists don't seem to understand is that whilst it can get annoying when filler adds bits of information to the story that isn't in the manga, it actually enables the manga to be made. The majority of anime series are based on manga series that are still being written and since the average anime episode will cover at least 2 or 3 manga chapters, it will not be all that long before the anime catches up with the manga. Filler exists so instead of taking lengthy breaks between seasons of a series, as happens in most western series, both animated and live action, it can be aired continuously. I have no problem at all with filler, whilst some of it might be very silly or inane, there can still be some interesting and engaging filler arcs that are fun to watch. For example:

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In Naruto, there was a filler arc where Shino, Hinata, Naruto and another person I can't remember went searching for a special insect that would be able to smell out Sasuke (Incidentally the same filler arc that had Hinata learning her new move). Whilst this wasn't in the manga series, it still gave Hinata and Shino a chance to develop as characters and get a bit more exposure.


Whether something is canon or not is irrelevant for the majority of anime fans, myself included, simply because I do not read most manga series and therefore will simply not know whether a certain story arc is filler. Sometimes it is fairly obvious that an episode is filler by it's content and tone, although generally very silly or pointless episodes tend to only be stand alone affairs.
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Ohh on the note of vampires, don't you just love Helsing? It's so great ^^ Alucard FTW xD
Any pointers on what you thinks good anime wise? I need some new material getting bored of the same old stuff now.
what anime series have you seen as it always helps to know what you have seen before recommending anything new.

I found this rather amusing, and some of you might as well. One of my friends at work was googling anime series and managed to come across a picture from bible black featuring a ritual. He thought it looked interesting so decided to watch it.
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I recently came across a new harem anime that is still airing in Japan, there are about 17 episodes out now and apparently there will be 22 in all. It's called Nagasarete Airantou, basically the protagonist (Ikuto) falls off a ship and drifts onto an island inhabited only by women (and weird talking animals). Since he is the only male on the island, the girls are all desperate to convince him to marry them! So unlike most harem anime where the protagonist usually ends up getting into ecchi situations 'by chance', in Nagasarete they are the ones trying to get him into nosebleed inducing situations (which usually result in Ikuto passing out due to blood loss).

There's no real nudity in it (no worse than in Chobits or Love Hina anime anyway), and it's one of the funniest anime I've seen in a while. I highly recommend it to anyone who liked Love Hina, Ai Yori Aoshi, Shuffle! or any other harem anime.
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^#excited# but i cant watch any anime at the moment cos my laptop's not fixed yet
Im re-reading the love hina manga at the mo. Can anyone recommend me some good manga, that does not last for too many volumes, preferably 5 or 6 cos im kinda skint? :p: thanks
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Well at the moment I only really watch naruto, but I read hikaru no go, helsing, full metal alchemist, death note, D.N angel, The embalmer, saiyuki and um think that's it atm really
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^#excited# but i cant watch any anime at the moment cos my laptop's not fixed yet
Im re-reading the love hina manga at the mo. Can anyone recommend me some good manga, that does not last for too many volumes, preferably 5 or 6 cos im kinda skint? :p: thanks
.hack Legend of the Twilight is a pretty good series, only three volumes in length (though it's one part of a large amount of series under the name .hack). It's set in the near future, about an online VR roleplay game. Mysterious events and strange characters that are neither player-controlled or part of the main game keep appearing, and it's up to Shugo and Rena (two ordinary players) to sort things out. The artwork is really cute, I mean really really cute, that's mainly what made me buy it :p:. But the storyline is fantastic too!

Then there's always Azumanga Daioh, I know you've seen the anime but everyone I've asked says the manga is better than the anime! (Though I've not read the manga myself yet). That's only four volumes.

And that's pretty much all I can recommend, all the other series I've read are at least 8 volumes in length or are so far incomplete.
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about fillers: well fair enough, they let the manga catch up a bit but it's annoying as well because sometimes the fillers take a long time to finish up. take that buounto filler from bleach, i mean, what the hell was that about? as far as i can remember, before the actual fillers started manga fans were already excitedly discussing about
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inoue getting kidnapped
. fillers somehow 'distort' the storyline as well, i mean, why on earth do they still want to keep those soft toys in the real bleach episodes? and then they start making crappy attempts at defeating the arrancar by giving abit of a showy illusion of this and that, and you just KNOW they're going to get beaten up anyway. it's a waste of time. and now, in the recent bleach episode, dentsu studio announced that the next episode's going to be aired in two weeks time. what, to let the manga catch up again? episode 136 was a waste of time, i really have no idea why they should still involve elements from those filler episodes.

gah, ranting done.

speaking about episode 136, damn, ulquiorra got injured :puppyeyes: the Espada don't look as hawt as they used to, huh?

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i noticed tsukamoto yakumo in that contest thing as well ^_^ how do you vote for the kawaiiest character btw?
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about fillers: well fair enough, they let the manga catch up a bit but it's annoying as well because sometimes the fillers take a long time to finish up. take that buounto filler from bleach, i mean, what the hell was that about? as far as i can remember, before the actual fillers started manga fans were already excitedly discussing about
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inoue getting kidnapped
. fillers somehow 'distort' the storyline as well, i mean, why on earth do they still want to keep those soft toys in the real bleach episodes? and then they start making crappy attempts at defeating the arrancar by giving abit of a showy illusion of this and that, and you just KNOW they're going to get beaten up anyway. it's a waste of time. and now, in the recent bleach episode, dentsu studio announced that the next episode's going to be aired in two weeks time. what, to let the manga catch up again? episode 136 was a waste of time, i really have no idea why they should still involve elements from those filler episodes.

gah, ranting done.

speaking about episode 136, damn, ulquiorra got injured :puppyeyes: the Espada don't look as hawt as they used to, huh?

@AJ
i noticed tsukamoto yakumo in that contest thing as well ^_^ how do you vote for the kawaiiest character btw?
I have known of series having a week's break for various reasons, most commonly because a series before or after it is aired has got a 1 hour special. I remember this happening to Naruto a couple of times when Prince of tennis had the slot before it. Although it is slightly annoying, it is probably not because they want to wait for the manga to get sufficiently ahead, after all, they have filler for that.
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um, so you mean, the only ( well not 'only') reason why animes have week breaks is because they had a one hour special previously? you can call that an excuse...i can only recall a worthy one hour special from bleach, i think it was that battle in soul society.

i don't watch naruto, but is it true kakashi likes porn? 0_o kakashi?
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hey guys.... anime isn't really my thing... but my brother is really into it. you might wanna check out his website www.lotaku.co.uk aswell.... and for anyone at leeds uni he's gonna be studyin there as of september xxx
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Just started watching School Days Been wanting to watch this for a while after playing the game. If the anime is anything like the game, it's going to be crazy, like bat**** insane crazy.
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um, so you mean, the only ( well not 'only') reason why animes have week breaks is because they had a one hour special previously? you can call that an excuse...i can only recall a worthy one hour special from bleach, i think it was that battle in soul society.

i don't watch naruto, but is it true kakashi likes porn? 0_o kakashi?
I am not saying that it is the only reason, only that is the most common one I have found. Regardless of the quality of 1 hour specials, the fact remains that they mean the series aired after it will not be shown for that week.
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Exactly the same with sports it would seem. Konata (the main character from Lucky Star), is forever complaining about the fact that matches going into extra time disrupt the TV schedule, it's one of the main jokes at the start of the series.

(On another note, I love it when anime characters talk about watching anime. I wonder if the characters in their anime series also watch anime??? PARADOX!)
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amecon was awesome:bawling:
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I've never been to a convention, that's the downside of living in the middle of nowhere (are there any upsides?). Telford or Manchester are probrably the closest places to here that have conventions, and they're still a bit too far for my liking .
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There was this thing called Animerecon in Hull in a waterstones. I saw a poster for it when I went in one time, I forget what for. A few weeks later I was trawling through town and I saw a load of Goths trying to cosplay as either Naruto or Hellsing characters on their way to this animerecon.

A little part of me died inside.
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