Welcome animeduders and other curious Giant Bomb forumites! Here's the thread where we talk about all the wonderful and/or horrible things about Japanese anime, manga, and the industry that makes them. Also we've decided to allow non-Japanese animated cartoons and comics for those who really want to talk about them outside of sister site Comic Vine.
I know what you're saying: "Anime is for jerks." But occasionally it can be really cool and fucking awesome, so if you want to chat about anime or are just trying to find something new to watch, this is the thread to do so, especially since GB has lower tolerance for creepers and shitposters than other forums.
MyAnimeList Club: Mostly dead, but if you want to know what shows we've watched and our completely subjective ratings on them, click through the profiles there. It's also a good website in general to keep track of which anime you've watched, are watching, or plan to watch. On a similar note, there is also Hummingbird, which is a more classy and detailed anime list site, and has some people who really care on the back-end. Please do not enter the forums in either site if you wish to keep your faith in humanity.
GBAD Steam Group: Like many Steam Groups, this one is also mostly dead except for the occasional post.
Talk to @tobbrobb to make you a mod if you want to try making it active again. Or start your own club for anime duders who also occasionally play games because he's stopped caring. Whatever your choice, we'll support you in spirit. Apparently I am a mod of that group now, so talk to me about doing something with it. Maybe we'll stream some anime, games, or animegames. I'll keep everyone posted if I find the time to do so.
I'm new to anime, what should I watch? I'm really tired of answering this question, so
here's a link to a list I made awhile back that will give you some starting points. Feel free to read it, or don't. [Anime Vice is dead and my list is gone with it] if you have a more specific request, then post it in the thread and we'll have some more specific recommendations for you.
What's cool that's airing this season? For Autumn 2015, check out:
- ONE-PUNCH MAN (literally what it says in the title)
- Lupin III (in San Marino and Italy!) (if you can find it)
- Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
- Concrete Revolutio (the "n" is silent, and missing) (still a good show)
- Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation- (CSI/Bones, but in Japan)
- Subete ga F ni Naru ("The Perfect Insider") (A locked room mystery, actual not-light novel before it became anime so kind of good!)
Where do I watch them? All of the aforementioned shows can be found legally on sites like Crunchyroll, Funimation (sometimes carried through YouTube or Hulu), or Netflix depending on who snapped up the license in your territory. Otherwise, Google it or wait for the official DVD/Bluray release to drop in your neighborhood.
Also, check out because.moe to search for which anime is streaming on which site. Please note it may not be accurate outside of the US in some cases.
So...about those anime-fightan games? You're better off not watching the anime adaptations. Trust me.
What rules do you have? NO DISCUSSION OF OR ANY LINKS TO ILLEGAL STREAMING/DOWNLOADING SITES. They are not allowed and the mods may put you down Old Yeller-style if you post them. Also, please put all spoilers in spoiler tags when necessary. It shouldn't have to be said, but respect the standard GB Forum rules and don't be a jerk.
With that said, the floor is now open for discussion. May Haruhi, Madoka and the other Kami watch over us all.