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06-13-2008, 03:41 AM
In this thread I wanted people to put down animes that they think have done something to help out the anime industry or style. Well not style but revolutionized anime in a way. After you put that anime put down why you think it deserves to on this list. Im going to start it off by saying Neon Genesis Evangelion and gundam. First Evangelion is considered one of the best animes ever because it was ground breaking at the time. And for gundam it made giant robot animes. The story is so deep in politics and stuff that it is so mature.
06-13-2008, 04:07 AM
Of course, Dragon Ball Z. DBZ was the forerunner of America's anime industry. It was one of the first to be licensed in the US, and made anime popular to a new generation. And unfortunately stuff like Pokemon actually had an impact on anime, it got small children everywhere to start liking anime. Those were two really popular animes back in the 90's, and some have said that their widespread popularity with even non anime fans is comparable with Bleach and Naruto today.
06-13-2008, 04:25 AM
And for gundam it made giant robot animes. The story is so deep in politics and stuff that it is so mature.
Gundam is one of the forefathers of Real-Mecha Animes. During the first Mobile Suit Gundam was aired, most of the mecha animes are about being overpowered, making villains eat dust each episodes. In Gundam, politics are involved, psychology of the pilots, etc.
06-13-2008, 04:27 AM
The true originator of Mecha Animes is none other than...
otherwise known as
06-13-2008, 04:32 AM
For some reason, I want to call that Gundam Chicken. I dunno, I think I'm drunk.....
06-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Well gundam isn't the only great one that paved a road for others. Neon Genesis Evangelion has been know as one of the best and was possible the best. It had such a impact that someone thought it would be gret to rip off ''Rahxaphon''. Not saying that it was bad because i loved it but the similarities are amazing. he is proff of the similarities all reviews and quotes ----After reviewing the first five episodes, Mike Pinsky of DVD Verdict wrote that much of RahXephon was "ripped off completely" from NGE and although finding it to be a good show, he ruled that "This Evangelion Lite tastes good enough, but is much less filling." Christian Nutt of Anime Jump had seen the entire show when he wrote that "One of my least favorite aspects of RahXephon is its aping of Evangelion"---. And it dosen't end there the music for the anime was claimed to be the first real musical step in animes. Many of the concepts have come from here and im proud to say that I think that it was the best anime ever. A lot of animes still use some of the sounds that came from evangelion and have been used over and over. Their is a band that has been formed because of this and alot of the story was revolutionary.
06-13-2008, 10:10 PM
I'm w/ Koopa on this, the originator of mech anime was Gigantor, and as for you Koopa, it was Dragonball, not Dragonball Z that helped to bring the anime industry to the US and interest ppl in anime, might also want to add Sailor Moon to the list as well, might not be one of my favorites, but while most anime seemed to be male oriented this brought anime to girls so that male otaku around the world don't have to suffer w/o real female companionship and of course there is Detective Conan which in my opinion pushed the boundaries of mystery anime, although I don't know for sure if it's the first or most influential mystery anime, Perfect Blue for what it did for the suspense genre of anime, that was a great movie, then of course there is Ghost in the Shell for it's portrayal of the ghost in the machine concept
06-13-2008, 10:17 PM
even thou beck mongolian chop squad is kind of new it has started to bring anime and music more closer together than ever before. They used voice actor that could play instrument to understand the role and had people helpout on set so they understood what they would be doing. A lot of the cast had already had experiance with singing in some way or another. The voice acting has to be noticed because with all the sing and yelling going on they got most of it perfectly. Even thou this hasnt done anything yet other animes should learn from this series.
06-13-2008, 10:28 PM
Actually Corwin, the first Dragon Ball was attempted to be released in America in the late 80's but failed, and Funimation picked up the rights to it in 1995, and produced 13 episodes of it. But the ratings flopped and Funimation decided to abandon Dragon Ball and move on to Dragon Ball Z dub, and it wasn't until DBZ got popular that they produced the rest of the Dragon Ball dub, which started airing in 2001. Owned.
06-13-2008, 10:54 PM
So you're saying that a company chose Dragonball to air first, thus paving the way for DBZ and the eventual completion of the DB dub?
06-13-2008, 10:59 PM
06-13-2008, 11:08 PM
Yeah, Dragonball Z. That has made a huge impact. Any anime that has been made into figures, bed sheets, and card games in America.
06-13-2008, 11:15 PM
There's a similar thread for this
but I'd like to add Grave of Fireflies to this list. Yes it's a movie, but it's one of the best I've ever seen right along side with Akira. Oh and Macross Frontier was very very big when it came out. So was most of the Tenchi animes. I know for a fact Tenchi did alot of work to bring more anime into the US.
06-14-2008, 03:55 PM
There's a similar thread for this
This thread is a lot different that thread. That is famous animes this soma of the animes might not even be famous. This thread is about animes and what they have done to improve anime. Sure they may talk about the same animes in that thread but we are on a whole different topic.
06-14-2008, 04:02 PM
How long till someone mentions Naruto...
06-15-2008, 07:38 AM
Ranma 1/2.One of the oldest animes release in america. It popularized many of anime's most common visual gags. In the first-ever American Anime Awards, Ranma 1/2 was voted into the "Best Comedy Anime" category and the Ranma ½ OVA series was voted into the "Best Short Series" category.
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