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  1. That new banner looks good :) 

  2. Shikamaru is a close second favourite for me, I'm loving him and Choji's relationship in the Sasuke retrival arc.
  3. ~J~

    Kidou Senshi Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam is quite possibly the single most influential mecha anime of all time, which may not sound like a lot but when you have series like Evangelion and Gurren Lagann in the mix it’s an impressive feat. Firstly some context, before Mobile Suit Gundam, or Gundam 0079 as I will refer to it from this point on, there were few if any mecha shows that incorporated the series’ giant robots in a grounded and realistic way. Shows before Gundam 0079 typically featured giant flashy mech that got into one on one fights with other giant robots or huge alien monsters, in monster of the weak bouts against some jobber brought in by a comically evil, moustache twirling villain, shows like Mazinger Z and Getter Robo. Gundam 0079 differentiated itself at the time by being a show that portrayed it’s mecha and fights as a completely serious and harsh thing within the world of Gundam. It’s fight scenes are often semi realistic depictions of violence with mechs being cut to the centre and the metal being melted by beam blades as the pilot inside screamed for dear life. This brutal depiction of violence is what grounds this show and makes a lot of the moral quandaries in the series feel real, for example, the main character Amuro’s struggle with murdering people in a war orchestrated by people who don’t understand the cost of life and send in troops to die without any consideration for people who die or their loved ones. This grounded feeling also lends itself to the characters of the series, arguably the single strongest aspect of the series and the true focus, its characters are often extremely human and feel like real people with real problems, with stand outs being: Char, Amuro and Bright. Char, a man blinded by revenge. Amuro, a young boy struggling to fight in a war he believes he has no stake in. Bright, a commander in charge of a squad of young, inexperienced civilians who he must guide while himself learning what it means to be a commanding officer. Lastly I want to talk about the message Gundam 0079 presents in it’s narrative, to put it simply it’s a story about how war is bad and that’s a pretty lofty goal for a kids show in the 70’s. It manages to paint a realistic portrayal of the miseries of war and how it affects the psyche of people who are a variety of ages and have different ideologies, it teaches us that war breaks even the strongest of people and serves only to self perpetuate, an endless cycle of hell that brings only death and misery but that's not to say it's whoely miserable, it also thinks people can and do change and that both sides aren't bad and that the people who fight aren't inherently bad for fighting for what they belive in. I wholeheartedly believe that Gundam 0079 was one of the biggest if not the biggest turning point in anime in terms of writing characters and building themes to create a story with impact and depth and to name all its inspired would take you a life time because it’s still inspiring creators to this day, people like Hideaki Anno and Hiroyuki Imaishi, directors of the aforementioned series’ Evangelion and Gurren Lagann. Do yourself a solid and watch Gundam 0079 to learn and to love.
  4. Kino's Journey (the original) is incredible and has one of my all time favourite female leads in anime. I'm trucking through Naruto personally, working my way through the last canon arc or the original series.
  5. Naruto is know for it's large cast of lovable characters but as of episode 112 of the original series I can definitively say that Rock Lee is easily my favourite character in the series. Everything from his positive demeanor, to his underdog background is so very beautifully shounen, he's so very cheesy with his background of fighting back against those who didn't believe in him, finding comfort in Might Guy and rising to become a splendid ninja. But what I think makes him special is just how genuinely sympathetic, yet still endearingly passionate in the face of absolute failure and misfortune he can be. An example of what I've expressed comes from his legendary fight against Gaara in the preliminaries before the finals of the Chunin Exams. When he is defeated by Gaara we learn that he will never be able to return to being a shinobi due to the severity of his injuries, this causes Lee to question his future and everything up until this point becuase of his ethos being to never give up and that with hard work even he can become a splendid ninja but in spite of it all he keeps a positive outlook and whole heartedly believes he will one day recover with perseverance. Eventually Naruto finds the legendary healer Sanin Tsunade who is famous for her healing capabilities, however she urges Lee to quit being a shinobi due to his only option being life threatening surgery, at this point, desperate for an answer he asks Might Guy what to do, in a highly emotional climax both Lee and Might Guy decide that in order to coninue his dream he must never give up as that is his nindo, his ninja way. In the end he displays something so beautifully simple, that passion and perseverance will always pay off and that even in the worst of times we can continue to be better for ourselves and for those we love. Rock Lee is my favourite because he's corny and goofy and simple and so emblematic of what I love about shounen anime.
  6. Is it Shinsekai Yori, I haven't finished it but that sounds kinda like it.
  7. https://myanimelist.net/profile/MrGiostar feel free to add, always interested in seeing other people's lists
  8. ~J~


    Looking for like-minded people to discuss anime with, I can be pretty picky but I always give shows a chance. https://myanimelist.net/profile/MrGiostar I have a mal which I update very frequently and has literally every anime I've seen on it, pretty proud of it so check it out. I have a discord ~J~#4058, dm's and add is fine, I'm pretty much always down to talk about anime, i'm always watching or reading something. Don't really watch seasonal stuff till it's finished airing but I'm open to reccomendations new and old. https://imgur.com/gallery/b6MDy94 Anime 3x3 https://imgur.com/gallery/JGnpQMI Video game 4x4
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