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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012, 11:31:31 AM »

Seto no Hanayome is one of my favorite comedies, but be warned there is quite a bit of fanservice if you're not into that stuff.
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2012, 12:23:26 PM »

Another one I remembered:

Gaiking: Legend of Daiku Maryu - I don't know more than, like 2 people who have seen this, one of them might be here (Aeolus?). I thought it was a really good Super Robot show w/ some mecha elements. It doesn't do a whole lot different, but it does just enough to keep things interesting. The most interesting aspect being that most of it takes place in a fantasy world/other universe, which they actually spend quite a bit of time expanding upon. Not a whole lot, mind you, but enough to keep things interesting. I also liked the characters (in fact, outside of the big bad, I can't think of any characters I didn't particularly like) and thought the story was interesting enough. At the very least it was more focused than your usual super robot anime. Overall it was a highly enjoyable show, and I certainly would recommend it to fans of the genre.

Seto no Hanayome is one of my favorite comedies, but be warned there is quite a bit of fanservice if you're not into that stuff.

Oh, My Bride is a Mermaid? For a second there I thought it was a show that I had never heard of (not that I've seen a whole lot of Anime, it's just that I spent way too much time researching anime one year, so I've heard of a lot). I'm not sure I know anyone else who has seen that, actually, and I'll admit I've been to places where a lot of people have obscure tastes, so that's really something. I know I haven't seen it, though I've noticed it on Funimation and Hulu a couple of times. Mostly passed it off as a simple comedy with no strong interlinking plot - I'm not a fan of those kinds of shows. Any chance that's an incorrect assessment? It's hard to tell by looking at the ANN and Wikipedia pages.
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2012, 12:32:23 PM »

The humour is descent in Seto no Hayanome.
'Masa-san' jokes though are always funny.
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2012, 12:53:26 PM »

Mostly passed it off as a simple comedy with no strong interlinking plot - I'm not a fan of those kinds of shows. Any chance that's an incorrect assessment? It's hard to tell by looking at the ANN and Wikipedia pages.

Nope, your assessment is spot-on.  There is very little plot in that show.  The comedy can be pretty good, though.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2012, 01:51:52 PM »

Mostly passed it off as a simple comedy with no strong interlinking plot - I'm not a fan of those kinds of shows. Any chance that's an incorrect assessment? It's hard to tell by looking at the ANN and Wikipedia pages.

Nope, your assessment is spot-on.  There is very little plot in that show.  The comedy can be pretty good, though.

I see. Oh well. Guess that just means there's one less show I gotta see. I mean, I like comedy. but I don't like it when it's the focus of the show, and I prefer there to be a story so there's something for me to get invested in and drive me forward.

That said, does Irresponsible Captain Tylor count as obscure? Not sure on that one. I do know it's one of the best anime comedies I've seen, with enough story to keep me going, and a lot of humor I actually found funny (though still some cringe-worthy idiocy to keep it from being perfect). 'Course, I also liked the characters, especially Tylor. I couldn't tell if that guy was a complete idiot or a total genius. Loved it.
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2012, 09:53:21 PM »

I loved Captain Tylor, funny yet thoughtful. I know I asked the question but would Thermae Romae be considered obscure, it's short but I found it to be funny as hell.
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2013, 12:49:28 PM »

Thermae Romae is one of those cases where most people who follow anime have heard of it, but not many have actually seen it. I think Discotek has the rights to it though.

The obscure one that I like is Project Blue Earth S.O.S. It's basically an anime take on the adventure serials of the 1930s-50s, complete with the garbled science. It's a six episode OVA, but the episodes are 45 minutes each, so it's more like a somewhat oddly paced 12 episode series.
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2013, 06:34:14 PM »

Oh man, I forgot about Blue Planet SOS. I saw the first episode and loved it, but never got back to it. And yeah, I've never seen anyone talk about it, I just found it randomly.
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2013, 10:35:10 PM »

Funimation has it as part of its S.A.V.E. line if anyone's interested.
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2013, 10:49:19 PM »

Since this thread has been resurrected, Katanagatari is definitely worth mentioning.  It's on my mind because it's being rebroadcast in Japan.  Definitely one of my favorite shows in recent memory, but I don't believe it actually did very well.  When it was originally broadcast they went for an odd, one hour-long episode a month format which may have contributed to it's niche status.  The rebroadcast should be weekly, so hopefully more people will watch it.

On this side of the pond, NISA licensed and released it on disc (I have the special edition box sets, they're awesome), but I don't think it's ever been streamed anywhere.  It would be nice if CR or someone picked it up.
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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2013, 05:16:20 PM »

On this side of the pond, NISA licensed and released it on disc (I have the special edition box sets, they're awesome), but I don't think it's ever been streamed anywhere.  It would be nice if CR or someone picked it up.

This has been a show I've wanted to watch for awhile but never got around to it.  What do you think of the dvds?  I heard they butchered the dvd release with poor wording/translation and hard to read subs.
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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2013, 08:00:01 PM »

Hmm, I guess is the point where I have to shamefully admit I haven't actually watched NISA's version yet...saw it fansubbed when it was airing and then bought the discs to support it (I do that a lot...).  But they could be blank for all I know...came with nice artbooks, though.
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2013, 09:24:16 AM »

Requiem From The Darkness - it's about a guy who goes around collecting ghost stories and always ends up in the middle of one.

It's good and also short. Lacking a lot of the usual cliches of anime.

I really enjoyed it.
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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2013, 09:52:33 AM »

Requiem From The Darkness - it's about a guy who goes around collecting ghost stories and always ends up in the middle of one.

It's good and also short. Lacking a lot of the usual cliches of anime.

I really enjoyed it.

Saw it. Wasn't impressed. Kinda disliked it actually.

As I recall, it tried to use the same hip hop style elements mixed with Japanese lore and culture that Samurai Shamploo used but without the ingenuity to pull it off. Also it looked really cheaply made too.
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« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2013, 10:08:13 AM »

Requiem From The Darkness - it's about a guy who goes around collecting ghost stories and always ends up in the middle of one.

Isn't that the plot from Scooby Doo? ;)
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