Risa - Ponyo (limiting myself to one Ghibli mom choice)
Misae Nohara - Crayon Shin-chan
Haruko Uesugi - Touch
Yoko Tsukahara - Kimi to Boku
Otherwise unnamed “mother” - Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
I vote “Infernal Affairs,” because there are a few things in “The Departed” that I absolutely cannot stand (terrible accents, Jack Nicholson’s all-too-proud scenery chewing caricature of himself, a couple of groan-worthy visual metaphors, e t c)
Ozu domestic dramas are, in my eyes, collectively among the very best films ever made. My favorites are probably “I Was Born, but…,” the remake of “Floating Weeds,” “Late Spring,” and “Tokyo Twilight.”
Even more typical of me would be to list Kurosawa, but w/e, how can you not? My favorite throughout his career are “Drunken Angel,” “Stray Dog,” “Ikiru,” and “High and Low.”
Other favorites that come to mind are…. Kobayashi’s “Fountainhead,” “Branded to Kill,” “Tokyo Drifter,” “Kiru,” “Onibaba,” Kazuo Hara documentaries, the Maiku Hama trilogy, “The Crazy Family,” “Tokyo Fist” (the best Shinya Tsukamoto film by a landslide imo), ”Hana-bi,” “All About Lily Chou-chou,” “Strawberry Shortcakes,” and “Hanging Garden”
My favorites include… “Girl From Hunan,” “Raise the Red Lantern,” “Ju Dou” (gonna want to brush up on your Buddhist imagery to not miss a lot of visual meaning), “Chungking Express” + “Fallen Angels,” “In the Mood for Love”
then “Mr. Vampire” and “Riki-Oh” on the less-serious side of things
As I read this, I was cautiously awaiting the anonhate, “but, I think that (insert thing about me) is so fucking awful/annoying/etc” kicker, and it never came ฅ•ﻌ•ฅ♥
I genuinely like K-On. The comedic timing is perfect, the music is endearing, and the characters (especially side characters) mostly all appeal to me. It also features what is likely the most complete, developed, and quietly compelling fictionalized school environment I’ve ever seen. It has its moments of admitted banality, generally focused around Yui being “cute-dumb,” but I think there’s a clear reason why it’s the headliner of that entire genre.
Oreimo is purely a guilty pleasure. I can’t make any claims towards a tangible redeeming value in its case. It’s anime junkfood. It’s “good trash.”
I’ve just watched enough to know what I like and to focus in around there. I really love a lot of mostly forgotten older series; I really love a lot of more prominent and popular recent stuff. Besides, I get too many pissy messages from people whenever I post from something like K-On or Oreimo to be labeled one myself…
I don’t have any prejudice against the genre, but I’m not terribly well-versed in it. There are a lot of classic mecha series that I really, really want to like (maybe primarily due to their aesthetics?)… but when it comes to actually watching them, I’m afraid they tend to feel kind of tedious to me. I can definitely dig a good HOT BLOODED spirit, but the scenarios and characters can be so copy/paste and juvenile to a numbing degree. In theory, though… giant robots are cool as heck and, sure, I can dig it.
Ehhhhhhhhhhh…. ehhhhh…. Yuki Kaji as Eren is still a distracting and awful casting choice every time he opens his mouth, and otherwise it’s just o k. I also feel like I would like it even less had I not read the manga previously. As it is, I don’t know if it’s even worth it to me to stick with it. It’s just not my kind of production all around, I guess. It also had the misfortune of coming along as my interest in the manga started to wane.
Holy shit, this is the first I’ve heard.
100% ecstatic approval; I hope it materializes. It’s probably better suited for a live action series than it was for the anime. I hope they keep him as a Japanese surgeon poking around East Germany, as well as retaining the late-80s setting.
Princess Mononoke or the 2007 Noitamina series? Either way, nope; I don’t know what you’re talking about. Maybe you saw some heavily desaturated or otherwise edited .gifs that people made or something.
I think you’re supposed to eat me if you want to acquire my knowledge; marrying me would just lead to you getting repeatedly annoyed.
Where to start acquiring useless anime knowledge? I don’t even know… watch a variety of things, look up and be aware of director/crew connections just as you would be if studying film, and come to your own conclusions.
Somehow, I know exactly what you are talking about from that description.