Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby Tori » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:16 am

fragoff wrote:Really eager for your take on space cobra. This show was one of those who made my childhood. It is great, even now.

I assume, because of the date, that you will watch the old serie, not the new one.


I'm really looking forward to getting into the 80s. The 70s has been pretty hit or mis for me so far.

And yes, I'm gonna be watching the old Space Cobra series from 1982.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby Tori » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:14 am

Future Boy Conan (1978)
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We're nearing the end of the 70s on my quest. The second to last anime from the 70s that I was gonna watch was Mirai Shounen Conan or Future Boy Conan. Directed by highly acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, I had hopes for the series, but I was not too excited as I'm not the biggest fan of Miyazaki. So with that in mind, would this end up being one of the good shows from the 70s, or would this be just another reason why I have not really enjoyed the 70s?

The backstory: In july of 2008, mankind was faced with the threat of extingction. A new weapon, far more devestating than any nuclear weapon destroyed half hte world in an instant. Humanity attempted to flee to outer space, but they failed. The spaceships were forced back to earth and many people lost their lives. However, one spaceship narrowly escaped destruction and crash-landed on a small island which had survived the devestation. The crew memebers settled on this island and started to rebuild. After years, a boy was born. He was a ray of light in the darkness of the annihilated earth.

The story: In the show we follow Conan. A boy who's been raised by his grandfather on a small island known as remnant island. They live their peaceful daily lives alone as the two sole survivers left on the island and possibly on earth. However, one day a young girl named Lana washes ashore. She claims to be from a place called High Harbour and that she is on her way to another place called Industria to save her grandfather. However just after Lana has recovered some people from Industria shows up and kidnaps her. Conan decides to try to get to Industria to save her and hopes that she can show him where High Harbour is.

First thing first, this show looks good. Just as I was with Yamato, I was shocked that this was a 70s shows. It looks nothing like it. The art and designs are good and the animation is good throughout the entire show. Thankfully though, the show is not just pretty to look at, it also has a pretty good story. I really enjoyed watching this show. It might be my favorite Hayao Miyazaki work besides Lupin. If you are a fan of Miyazaki you should really do yourself a favor and watch this show. I would honestly put this show up as a must watch for any anime fan.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby DieSchlachten » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:42 am

Tori wrote:Future Boy Conan (1978)

I had hopes for the series, but I was not too excited as I'm not the biggest fan of Miyazaki.

First thing first, this show looks good. Just as I was with Yamato, I was shocked that this was a 70s shows. It looks nothing like it. The art and designs are good and the animation is good throughout the entire show. Thankfully though, the show is not just pretty to look at, it also has a pretty good story. I really enjoyed watching this show. It might be my favorite Hayao Miyazaki work besides Lupin. If you are a fan of Miyazaki you should really do yourself a favor and watch this show. I would honestly put this show up as a must watch for any anime fan.


You have no idea how happy it makes when someone enjoys a top tier show like this. I say it all the time that this show looks at least 10 years ahead of its time easily. I am in agreement with Conan and Lupin being my favourite Miyazaki works as well.
Favourite part in the show? like a scene or arc? spoiler tag of course.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby Tori » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:00 pm

So I have definitely come a lot further in my quest since I left this forum. I'm not gonna post a review for all the shows I've watched, but I'm gonna post a list.

    1979: Akage no Anne
    1980: Ashita no Joe 2
    1981: Shin Taketori Monogatari 1000-nen Joou
    1981: Sayonara Galaxy Express 999
    1982: Space Cobra
    1983: Cat’s Eye
    1983: Crusher Joe
    1984: Hokuto no Ken
    1985: Area 88
    1986: Violence Jack Harlem Bomber-hen
    1987: Bubblegum Crisis
    1988: Patlabor OVA
    1989: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
    1989: Patlabor the movie 1
    1990: Fushigi no Umi no Nadia
    1991: Otaku no Video
    1992: Yuu Yuu Hakusho
    1993: Aa! Megami-sama!
    1993: Patlabor the movie 2
    1994: Genocyber
    1995: Slayers
    1996: Tetsuwan Birdy
    1997: Aika
    1998: Trigun
    1999: Kachou Ouji
    2000: NieA Under 7
    2000: FLCL
    2001: Noir
    2002: Full Metal Panic
    2002: Metropolis
    2002: Yokohama Shopping Trip Quiet Country Cafe
    2003: Planetes
    2004: Beck
    2005: Basilisk
    2006: Flag

I'm slowly nearing the end of my quest. Can't believe I've been doing this for a year now.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby Eira » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:20 am

A few years ago a friend of mine and I did something similar to this but we didn’t go nearly as far back, we just went from 1990 but watched one show and movie from each year (some years didn’t have any movies worth it so that wasn’t always a part of it) in the end we didn’t fully do the whole year but I enjoyed seeing some older stuff from it.

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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby Tori » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:37 am

Eira wrote:A few years ago a friend of mine and I did something similar to this but we didn’t go nearly as far back, we just went from 1990 but watched one show and movie from each year (some years didn’t have any movies worth it so that wasn’t always a part of it) in the end we didn’t fully do the whole year but I enjoyed seeing some older stuff from it.


I've really enjoyed doing this type of quest. Going back and watching shows that predates me by even decades has been very interesting, and I have even found some new top 10 worthy shows that I never would have got to experience any other way than through this quest.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby DestroyerGX » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:29 am

Many excellent shows and movies in that recent list, Tori. I've always been a fan of older anime shows and movies, and quite a few of them I rewatch because I find things in them I can't find in newer shows or things done better, even if the animation isn't quite up to par.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby Tori » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:38 am

DestroyerGX wrote:Many excellent shows and movies in that recent list, Tori. I've always been a fan of older anime shows and movies, and quite a few of them I rewatch because I find things in them I can't find in newer shows or things done better, even if the animation isn't quite up to par.


Are there any shows on the list I posted that you have watched or recognize? Just curious.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby DestroyerGX » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Tori wrote:
DestroyerGX wrote:Many excellent shows and movies in that recent list, Tori. I've always been a fan of older anime shows and movies, and quite a few of them I rewatch because I find things in them I can't find in newer shows or things done better, even if the animation isn't quite up to par.


Are there any shows on the list I posted that you have watched or recognize? Just curious.


Patlabor OVAs and Movies 1 and 2, Sayonara Galaxy Express 999, Gundam 0080, Aa! Megami-sama!, Trigun, Noir, FMP, a bit of Yu-Yu-Hakuksho (never got round to watching from the beginning and finishing)

I intend to check out Area 88; I previously saw the newer Area 88 TV series, which I liked.
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Re: Re;Quest The quest to watch old anime to present

Postby Tori » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:47 pm

DestroyerGX wrote:
Tori wrote:Are there any shows on the list I posted that you have watched or recognize? Just curious.


Patlabor OVAs and Movies 1 and 2, Sayonara Galaxy Express 999, Gundam 0080, Aa! Megami-sama!, Trigun, Noir, FMP, a bit of Yu-Yu-Hakuksho (never got round to watching from the beginning and finishing)

I intend to check out Area 88; I previously saw the newer Area 88 TV series, which I liked.


Fair enough. I enjoyed most of those shows minus Trigun, Noir and Area 88.

The shows that I would recommend from that list of anime are: Akage no Anne (fantastic SoL anime by Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki and Yoshiyuki Tomino), Ashita no Joe (Arguably the best sports anime ever made and one of my all time favorite shows in general), Crusher Joe (fun movie with some really smooth animation), Patlabor (movie 2 being the best), Fushigi no Umi no Nadia (wanna see the moment Hideaki Anno started doing drugs?), Otaku no Video (mockumentary on otaku), FLCL (all the allegories for puberty), Planetes (best show about garbage men in space) and Flag (very intersting take on a war story told through the cameras of frontline photographers).
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