So.. Anime

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  1. Haloman800
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    I don't think I've seen any Anime show that hasn't been about gaining power, becoming the best, or winning some sort of "game"..

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    For instance, Naruto is trying to become the strongest ninja & the hokage..

    Inuyasha is trying to become the strongest demon & become full-demon

    Pokemon is about Ash trying to become the best pokemon trainer & "catch 'em all"..

    Metabots is about Ikki & Metabee trying to become the best team..

    Sekirei is about winning the sekirei game & becoming the best Ashikabi...

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    These are the only Anime's I've ever watched, and they've all been like this.


    & One other similarity between Anime's is, they're all in the format where each episode is part of a story, unlike western cartoons where each episode is it's own story....


    Why do you think this is? Is Japan just really obsessed with gaining power & winning games?
     


  2. emigre

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    You just have poor choice in anime.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    I have a feeling you're just watching really bad anime first off.

    Usually trying to be the best at something or trying to obtain a goal is the general plot of a lot of media.

    But from recent memory, Darker Than Black has a protagonist who simply wants to complete his tasks and discover the mystery behind everything, Gurren Lagann is about ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWA. Until the second season where it's like ROW ROW FIGHT DA... ANTISPIRALS? Still awesome though.
     
  4. prowler

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    >Only watched shit anime (except from Medabots)
    >Complaining all anime are like that
     
  5. SinHarvest24

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    Full Metal Alchemist?

    Darker than Black?

    Death Note?
     
  6. Devin

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    Elfen Lied
    Chobits

    ^Both great animes, that have no correlation to people "becoming, or wanting to be the best". Power/Winning is a pretty widely used goal in animes.
     
  7. ShawnTRods

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    I thought Elfen Lied was hentai o.o
     
  8. Haloman800
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    Haven't seen any of those.


    I'm just saying every Anime I've seen, this has been the main goal, and 5 out of 5 is quite a lot. Besides that, and the episode formatting, these shows don't have much in common however (aside from metabots & pokemon).
     
  9. Devin

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    O_O No, it has ecchi in it, but I can assure you it isn't hentai.
     
  10. prowler

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    An observation which is flawed right from the start.
    Watch more anime.
     
  11. Haloman800
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    One more observation before I have to go back to work, I just noticed 3 of those I mentioned also have something else in common..

    Ash collects Pokemon

    Ikki collects metabot (parts)

    Minato collects Sekirei's (sorta).


    I just thought I'd point this out.. Are there any other anime like this? I have to go, I'll be on later.
     
  12. Narayan

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    you can't judge the whole temp with just a few members.
    so not all anime are like that.

    WATCH MORE!!!
    read the description and reviews.
     
  13. Chikaku-chan

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  14. Narayan

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    manga is very ecchi. not sure about the anime
     
  15. Gundam Eclipse

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    Like prowler said, you haven't watched enough anime.

    There are quite a few unique ones out there.

    I myself really haven't watched WAY TOO ANIME(i think) so maybe this might not count, but IMO these are pretty unique:

    Kara no Kyokai - Based on the novels by Kinoko Nasu. Its about a girl with eyes that allow her to see the lines and points of death. Cutting the lines of any object or human completely kills it. If an arm is killed for example, it can never be restored. Or if a point is destroyed, the person has his existence destroyed and can't come back to life. She also has multiple personalities, and there are several other plot elements.

    [C] - Plot wise this isn't that unique. But the concept is awesome. Think Pokemon but with money playing a large role.

    Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
    Bakemonogatari
    Steins;Gate
    Code Geass
    Canaan
    Durarara
    Baccano

    Can't be arsed to give a description for all of them :V

    These are mostly action and fantasy shows that i have given.
    There are quite a lot slice of life shows as well.
    Like Usagi Drop.
     
  16. xist

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    Baccano! is indeed ace.

    And try Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. It's basically about being in a band.
     
  17. Chikaku-chan

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    Anime has a lot of ecchi but like always manga will always be superior
     
  18. Hells Malice

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    Elfen Lied confused my penis.
    At the beginning, Lucy's hot and naked, yet at the same time...there are bodies exploding and blood gushing everywhere.
    "Do I...do I fap?"


    and OP if you watch crap animes, you're gonna notice crap patterns.

    Shame on every single person in this thread for not suggesting Clannad.

    OP if you want the complete opposite of the crap you've watched before

    -Clannad
    -Ano Hana
    -Ef: A tale of Memories (and A Tale of Melodies, melodies is a lot better).
    -Air
    -Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
    -When They Cry
    -Toradora!


    None of 'em have any fighting, and several promise to make you cry like a little girl. (assuming you're human)

    For action animes that don't actually suck

    -Darker than BLACK
    -Fate/stay night (god yes, watch this)
    -Tears to Tiara
    -Valkyria Chronicles (or play the PS3 game...it's better)
    -Utawarerumono
    -Angel Beats! (yeah not a lot of action...but still)
    -Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~



    Too lazy to pull out my full list, that's just off the top of my head.
     
  19. prowler

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    If you want to watch Angel Beats on a happy note (meaning not angry at the shitfest they ended with), don't watch episode 13 or the OVA.
     
  20. Narayan

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    by ova, is it stairway to heaven or another epilogue or both or i missed something?

    also though painful, i still love the ending. i was feeling bored while watching the graduation.