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 Post subject: Re: Why is there no silly, funny anime?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:07 pm 
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Cromartie High School
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I haven't actually watched it, but maybe Super Milk Chan Show.

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 Post subject: Re: Why is there no silly, funny anime?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Hobie-wan wrote:
Cromartie High School
Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Noche Guu

I haven't actually watched it, but maybe Super Milk Chan Show.


I've seen all 3 of those.

Cromartie is awesome.
Second one's english localized title is Hare + Guu, which is far easier to remember. It's really amazing and completely hilarious.
I kinda like Milk Chan I guess, so long as we're talking ADV's 'americanized' gag dub verison.

Of course, Cromartie and Hare + Guu actually have continuity, but it really doesn't matter much with those. They have about as much continuity as your average sitcom.

Could I mention Excel Saga? It's got continuity sure but it's just so off-the-wall and completely nuts.

I want to mention Slayers, even though it actually has an "epic" overarching plot (well several of them) and definitely has continuity, but it's a parody and is comedic far more often than not. It's kinda like the anime equivilant of Terry Pratchett. Got like 5 seasons worth of episodes and a shitload of movies, OVAS, etc.

Oh, you'd have to watch it subbed since as far as I know it's still not been picked up for localization, but what I saw of Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei was really fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Why is there no silly, funny anime?
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 Post subject: Re: Why is there no silly, funny anime?
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There was this one that was so F-ing bizarre I can't begin to describe it. It was called"Super Milk Chan" You want no story? Check! No epic resolution? Check! Utter insanity? Triple check! Warning, it's very surreal and can get vulgar.

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 Post subject: Re: Why is there no silly, funny anime?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:41 pm 
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hashiriya1 wrote:
As mentioned, there are a lot, but Japanese humor doesn't translate well so it's not released overseas. What Japanese think is funny isn't really funny to non-Japanese.


What about American humor? Is it funny to the Japanese?

Can someone give some examples of jokes that are funny to a Japanese but not to others?


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 Post subject: Re: Why is there no silly, funny anime?
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Excel Saga was mentioned, and I quite liked that one. No continuation between episodes that I remember, just a bunch of random humor. I can see the main character's voice driving some people from watching this, but I enjoyed it.

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FLCL:
The entire series is pure insanity. The best way I can describe it is this giant robot with a TV head comes out of a 6th graders mysteriously appearing horn, while the nurse-imprsonating Hara Hara Haruko rides around on her motorcycle beating up other giant robots with her Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar. Other crap happens. Animation style is very psychedelic driven.

You also might like Hetalia, unless you're not into the ocasional homosexual gestures. You'd really hate the fan porn if that's the case.

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Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) is pretty funny. Though it does deal with some serious themes at times it definitely doesn't take it self too seriously for the most part. I love that series!


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FLCL is crazy yes but I'm not sure it fits the criteria here. It is a basically one short story arc.

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 Post subject: Re: Why is there no silly, funny anime?
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As a side note, I'll be that "other guy" who strongly suggests Cromartie High School.


I'll also just drop this here as well. :wink:

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