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    When you've got shoujo-ai robot girls living through the gentlest ecopocalypse ever, you don't need SD. Give it to the end of volume 1 before giving up on it. It is gently weird and wonderful and has more live-in-the-moment, awareness-of-time-passing goodness than Aria can shake a gondola oar at.

    There was an Aria OVA called, amusingly enough, "Aria the OVA: Arietta", released between the second and third seasons. Worth tracking down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudorandom View Post
    When you've got shoujo-ai robot girls living through the gentlest ecopocalypse ever, you don't need SD. Give it to the end of volume 1 before giving up on it. It is gently weird and wonderful and has more live-in-the-moment, awareness-of-time-passing goodness than Aria can shake a gondola oar at.

    There was an Aria OVA called, amusingly enough, "Aria the OVA: Arietta", released between the second and third seasons. Worth tracking down.
    What I loved about Aria was, that it alowed me to relax and "switch my stress out", sketchbook was the same, if Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou can do so too, thatīs great, and I donīt care if itīs as good, worse or better then these two. I really need to calm down now and then, as learning latin is.... not enjoyable...
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    Aw, I liked taking Latin. Especially when we got to Catullus and Martial.

    Yeah, YKK has a similar vibe. To Aria and Sketchbook, I mean, not Roman smut.
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    Well it certainly is great, can be added to my list.
    The peaceful small village feeling sure is nostalgic... Wonder if the author is/was a villager as well... (Of cause in reality itīs not always that nice )
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    Quote Originally Posted by nroejb View Post
    To Nausicaä I agree, but Wolfīs Rain is, besides that anonym Novel, the only book I ever burnt. (If I just threw it in the trash can, a garbage collector might have seen it)
    It sounds like you mean the manga? 'cause the anime was first. Well, taste is taste and therefore there is no nobel prize in it. I'm not even sure I still consider it a masterpiece myself anymore.

    I'd however want to nominate Ganshiken 2. I absolutely loved Genshiken 2. I don't even know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lews_therin_tel View Post
    It sounds like you mean the manga? 'cause the anime was first. Well, taste is taste and therefore there is no nobel prize in it. I'm not even sure I still consider it a masterpiece myself anymore.

    I'd however want to nominate Ganshiken 2. I absolutely loved Genshiken 2. I don't even know why.
    I mean the manga (and I guess in germany it was first)
    One of the reasons I hated it could be the fact , that I hate incorrect/unrealistic presentations of wolves (positive as well as negative)
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    ^Well... It would be kind of boring if it was realistic. What would it be about? A rain of wolves? That would be even crazier. Ironically the story isn't even about wolves, wolves are just the medium so... It could have been "Anaconda's Rain" and still worked, but that would just've been strange... Maybe strange in a good way, though.

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    The author of YKK isn't from a small town, but from the closest small city (Yokosuka, Kanagawa, pop. c. 400,000) to where Cafe Alpha will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nroejb View Post
    -Urusei Yatsura (1878-1987) (felt like putting something from Rumiko Takahashi in)
    Yes! Another fan of Urusei Yatsura! I'm reading that series right now, and I have to agree. It's a great example of pure and unrestrained comedy, with enough scantily clad women to please, well, some fanboys. Yet the characters are just so unique and flawed...

    Also have to agree about YKK. That manga really touched me; it's just so peaceful and beautiful.

    I haven't read Dragonball, but I'm inclined to agree thus far. It inspired so many series and you can really see its impact worldwide.

    Anime... yeah, Miyazaki movies. Haven't seen a lot here, but they're all masterpieces.

    Unfortunately, I can't say I can think of any other "masterpieces" at the moment. They might exist, but I'll be damned if I can recall 'em right now. :3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lews_therin_tel View Post
    ^Well... It would be kind of boring if it was realistic. What would it be about? A rain of wolves? That would be even crazier. Ironically the story isn't even about wolves, wolves are just the medium so... It could have been "Anaconda's Rain" and still worked, but that would just've been strange... Maybe strange in a good way, though.
    Iīve seen hundreds of documentations about wolves, they were all realistic and I liked most of them!
    I donīt even dislike all wrong presentations of wolves. They may be mystical, intelligent and maybe even shapeshifting. but their fundamental behavior patterns should be at least a little wolf like.
    (in manga/anime you can see many false ways of presentation... Sometimes I think japanese people donīt know anything about wolves, but I guess that just goes for authors of fictional stuff)
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon View Post
    Yes! Another fan of Urusei Yatsura! I'm reading that series right now, and I have to agree. It's a great example of pure and unrestrained comedy, with enough scantily clad women to please, well, some fanboys. Yet the characters are just so unique and flawed...
    From all the series of Rumiko Takahashi I like this one the best, (guess statement of the end is a spoiler? will colour it) it has the same open end like most of her stuff, but otherwise than in Ranma 1/2 it wasnīt that unsatisfying.
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudorandom View Post
    You need to read Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou. It's what Aqua+Aria wants to be when it grows up. (It's also exactly the same length -- 14 volumes.)

    (Also, you don't consider Aria the OVA a masterpiece? )
    Now I am at the 9th volume... It really is one of the best works Iīve ever seen (including all media, books comics films etc.)
    But though it really has in some points similar "vibes" to Aria, I donīt think they are alike at all...
    Well at least I think, this is one of the manga that can be recommended to all people, even those, usually not intressted in manga. (maybe not to bloddy splatter horror fanatics though...)
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