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Look at the Pretty Moving Drawings. [Aug. 7th, 2005|04:00 am]
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Most of the time, if you say "anime," I would stare at you.

Since I've started to watch a bit of Adult Swim on Cartoon Network, I've found two animated shows to be quite impressive.

"Samurai Champloo" and "Paranoia Agent" have some amazing artwork and style to their respective shows. I enjoy the graphical presentation of "Samurai Champloo" very much. Tonight, I believe I caught the first episode of the show. This orphaned lady, a server at a teahouse, runs into a couple of rogues who end up destroying the teahouse. With no reason to stay in the town, she decides to look for the "samurai who smells like sunflowers," and she aids the rogues in their escape from the town and urges them to help her in the search. The story follows the trio over the countryside as they pursue this non-specific target.

The "Paranoia Agent" reminds me of "The Twilight Zone" in some ways. "Paranoia Agent" seems to be an anthology series of different non-recurring folks save for one, a maniacal youth dubbed "Lil' Slugger" for the grotesque murders he is accused of . . . by his dented bat. The last episode of "Paranoia Agent" that I caught featured a neat dissection of an animation team in chaos with a deadline on the near horizon. It went through each of the production members and their specific title and definition of duty, as described by the silly little character of their cartoon. It ended, naturally, in much death and violence.

I'll never go to a comicon or dress up as one of those freakish characters, nor will I ever buy any of the merchandise. However, if I ever get more than enough money, these two shows would be on my list to collect.

http://www.samuraichamploo.com/

http://www.paranoiaagent.com/

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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2005-08-07 02:49 pm (UTC)
"Paranoia Agent" sounds amazing.

I used to be really into Anime and all that shit, but not as much as others. My favorite was this one called "Blackjack: Surgeon With The Hands Of God", about this doctor with a patchwork face who made his fortune doing these underground surgeries for Hospitals and folks who couldn't find a cure or figure out what it was that ails them. One of the episodes had him going to a family's estate in the south of France and upon arrival, the daughter, a teenage girl, isn't sick, but POSSESSED by an ancient demon.

There was a movie, too, which was incredible, I have that as well. I have the entire series, too, and it cost me quite a few pennies. The movie dealt with a rise in the superhuman population beginning to show itself in the modern day athletes and their breaking of records and what not, mostly in the Olympics. It turned out that they were treated by this cancer/opiate by a pharmaceutical company that sapped their strength and boiled their blood. In the end, the Doctor finds the cure, a fungus that grows on the sands of a desert, but only after getting infected himself and searching his soul to find the strength to go on.

Anyways, his named was Dr. Blackjack. I always thought it would be cool to adapt it for a feature film, but I couldn't even figure out how, really.

I might have to check out that "Paranoia Agent" show, what time/day is it on? Just Saturday nights? The website was cool.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
They play reruns at any given night.
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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2005-08-07 05:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome, I'll check it out.
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[User Picture]From: freys
2005-08-07 08:58 pm (UTC)
never have been a fan, but "howl's moving castle" was pretty amazing as far as anime goes.. go see it if you haven't (you probably have).

p.s. remember like ages ago you posted a link to a funny flash page of a naked guy jumping around with a sign? do you still have the link? *grins*
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-08 03:36 am (UTC)
Why would I probably have watched the anime show?

Here's that link to the raw .swf file.

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[User Picture]From: freys
2005-08-08 05:35 am (UTC)
haha well you seem to go to the movies pretty obsessively and it was in some theatres around the country for a while.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-08 05:48 am (UTC)
Sadly, I haven't watched it. I think? Sometimes I can't remember what I have watched.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-08 03:40 am (UTC)

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