I saw this anime movie in a theater between ten and twenty years ago. All I remember is 1) it featured a team of scientists of some sort one of whom is an enormously obese man that another, female, team member falls in love with, and 2) it includes extremely mind-blowing sequences that I took to be manifestations of the unfiltered subconscious mind of one of the characters.
I need happy, upbeat, fun cartoons or anime to fill my time, so I'm turning to AskMe for recommendations. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations on good anime series in Japanese with Japanese subtitles. Any ideas where I might be able to find 'em? (More than happy to pay for the content)
With the remake of Voltron, I've gotten that nostalgiac bite. But there's something I don't quite remember. (more inside) [more inside]
I want to spend $50 US / $70 Australian on a birthday present for a young teenager who likes drawing anime-ish figures and hasn't got arty friends or other external resources. They have an Ipad Air, but I was thinking of books, plus maybe some nicer paper and/or pens? The stuff they like drawing is mostly Gothic-like figures in formal poses, it might be good to help them branch out a bit too.
There has got to be a Japanese word/term (from anime maybe) for a girl/cat shape-shifter, right? [more inside]
Please help me find this obscure comedic anime I watched ~7 years ago. It's definitely not Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, but extremely similar in terms of comedy and characters. (Spoilers inside) [more inside]
I'd like to start reading manga in Japanese. I don't know any Japanese. What's the best way to learn it? [more inside]
My daughter wants to try an anime dating sim, from a girl's perspective, and asked me to help her find one. I would like it not to be gross and awful to women. I also don't want her to look for herself because there's so much disgusting shit out there. Help! [more inside]
Any Mefite Otaku who live in Japan: have you seen the Girls und Panzer movie that hit the theaters last Saturday? Care to answer some questions about it? [more inside]
My googlings have been unsucessful because the keywords I can come up with are all very generic terms, since I recall very little about the film or watch. [more inside]
I get a much better daily workout on the stationary bike while watching anime that I kind of hate. I need recommendations for more series to watch that I won't like too much. Important additional details below the fold. [more inside]
I am looking for an anime series from 1975 called Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures. Bonus points if you can find it dubbed in English or French, though I don't believe it ever was. As a child growing up in the Middle East I originally saw it in Arabic on TV, so Arabic would work for me as well.
What should my family watch to fill the Avatar & Korra shaped hole in our lives? [more inside]
A few years ago I saw an online comic spoofing the overly-serious analysis of anime by westerners. I'm not sure if it was from a web comic or something made as a one-off joke, but I'd like to see it again. [more inside]
I'm looking for Anime recommendations. I recently re-watched Macross Plus, and I forgot how much I loved this series when it came out, and then I realized that was 20 years ago. I'd love recommendations for stuff in this vein... [more inside]
Sorry if This is dumb to ask. But I've been wondering what this is.
While I was living in Japan I used to catch bits of shows late at night after getting home. One I saw about 15 minutes of was really intriguing and I haven't been able to identify it. [more inside]
So I finally got around to watching Bee and Puppycat (previously on Metafilter) and there is NOT ENOUGH for me! What other media would you recommend that hits that spot? [more inside]
I'm a mid-30s guy who loved the traditional animation of my youth. I never really grew out of cartoons. Don Bluth is my spirit animal. I just watched Over the Garden Wall and it touched on just about everything I love. I was seriously gushing after every episode. That is what I want more of. [more inside]
Hi, I'm learning Japanese and am a big fan of anime/manga/tv shows. I'm far enough long in my studies where I would like to start watching/reading them with Japanese subtitles instead of English subtitles. The only problem is... I'm having a hard time finding manga/anime. Any sources for original Japanese manga or Japanese-subbed anime? (Like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Sometime in the last few months there was a thread about a movie or something, and in that thread someone said something like "Boy, I'm tired of this _________ trope". I didn't recognize the word and looked it up, but now I can't remember it, and it was a really good word. [more inside]
I have some fabric I picked up from a remnant stall a while ago. It has Japanese writing and pictures of faces all over it - is it just a random design or are these characters from some manga\anime? (The place also had Naruto fabric, but there,s no logo I recognise here, nor anything on the selvege.) Picture here. Any ideas? I want to check in case it'll unwittingly offend Japanese speakers!
I can't source which artist creating this fantastic image: link to floating islands click here Can anyone plead help? Image search engines have been useless! [more inside]
bookfilter: I remember reading a sci-fi (short story?) where the key element was that once a soldier died on the battlefield, they respawned into a new body and had to keep fighting. I believe it was a classic sci-fi because the enemies were russian, I believe. I was telling my friend about this and he said that there was an anime with a similar plot element, but he can't remember what it was. Can you tell me the names of these?
I want to start reading/watching Voltron. Not sure where to dive in. [more inside]
So after a hiatus of several years I've started watching anime again, and would like recommendations for anime that came out in the past 5 years. I've watched anime on and off over the years, so I am already familiar with a lot of the older stuff, such as the recommendations from past AskMe anime questions. [more inside]
I've had a bit of music stuck in my head for a few days, and I just can't place it. It kind of feels like the theme song or battle music from a cartoon or video game, but I've asked around and flipped through the usual suspects, and nothing matches. [more inside]
My mother's health isn't so great (and it isn't, sadly, going to get much better). She still enjoys movies, however, and I'd like to get her some animated stuff. Her vision isn't strong, so subtitles are out - so these must be dubbed or from Anglophone countries. [more inside]
A friend of mine's been watching the anime "A Certain Scientific Railgun S", and he's been having trouble identifying one of the incidental music pieces. It's in episode 11, from 17:52 to 20:00--what song is this (mp3), used here, and which of the OSTs is it on, if any? He says he's searched them all, including a second Railgun S OST which apparently came out yesterday, but he can't seem to find it, though he admits that he might have missed it along the line. Any help you can offer he'd appreciate. Thanks!
I just watched "Clannad" and "Clannad: After Story" (the tv series) and it was amazing. Please tell me about more things like that. They can be tv or movies, anime or not anime, as long as they have the same feel. [more inside]
I've decided I will be cosplaying Bandit Keith from YuGiOh at my next convention. I've found an appropriate jean vest which I will be dying black (hard to tell if it should be black jean or leather). I'm still looking for the most patriotic bandanna in existence. But what I'm most concerned about is the shear number of gold buttons spread out on the jacket. [more inside]
About 8-10 years ago I watched an anime that I'd like to track down again. Unfortunately I remember very little of its details. [more inside]
I am out of the loop with anime, and itching to watch something new and exciting. I am specifically looking for anime recommendations of the existential and/or thought-provoking variety... [more inside]
I'm trying to identify an animated Japanese movie I saw when I was a kid, but my web-search-fu has come up empty. [more inside]
If I can watch only one Full Metal Alchemist series, which should it be? [more inside]
At 37 I am discovering my inner sci-fi and TV series/movie fandom. And my nine year old is already there. I am thinking we would probably enjoy comic-cons and other -cons, but have no idea how to research this. [more inside]
I'm looking for an AMAZING show to watch next. Something short-form, well written, emotional, the kind of thing I will tell everybody around me to watch. I don't care what genre it is in. [more inside]
Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
What are your favorite Anime and Manga magazines? [more inside]
This 2009 thread had some good suggestions for realistic, human-oriented anime titles, but I'm looking for something along those lines that doesn't involve teenagers or high school/college romance. Super-picky requirements follow! [more inside]
Watched Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart several days ago, and am now obsessed with introspective movies/TV series about young students living in Tokyo. Suggestions? [more inside]
(I know it's a long-shot) but could someone identify what kind of videoplayer this is and let me know where I can acquire/download it from please.
(I know it's a long-shot) but could someone identify what kind of videoplayer this is and let me know where I can acquire/download it from please. [more inside]
Why are there so many whiny supporting male characters in anime? [more inside]
Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
I just watched Daft Punk's Interstella 5555 again, and it got me wondering, if I love Interstella 5555, what other anime might I enjoy. Assume I know little about anime, and bonus points if I can watch it via Netflix streaming.
I'm seeking a certain sort of anime--the slow-paced nature appreciation. Here is an extreme example. [more inside]
Yet another "help me identify this half-remembered thing from my childhood" post. Please help me identify this vaguely-remembered anime about a robot child? [more inside]