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Re: Michiko e Hatchin
Fantastic Children is about a group of sort of lost souls who reincarnate in the bodies of children every hundred years or so searching for another soul. It was made by Nippon Animation and is very reminiscent of their 70s stuff. Really well done, but it is a tragedy, so be warned.Aside from Flag (which burdens the shelf of my local retailer with a dozen copies), I've indeed never heard of any of those. Care to elaborate a bit on the genres involved ?
Oh definitely yes. In fact, I need to finish this one myself. It's slightly outside your episode count range (39 episodes), but what I've seen is great. It's episodic and there's a lot of slice of life episodes in it.You started with Monster, so I'm going to have to recommend Master Keaton. It doesn't have the overarching story that Monster does, but that means that there's less of the stuff that you didn't like about Monster. Another show by Naoki Urasawa, the story revolves around a man who's an insurance investigator for Lloyds of London who was a former member of the SAS, but studies and dreams of being an archeologist. It's a show that could easily be live action rather than animated, Urasawa's love of history shines through in almost every episode.
Yeah. I really wanted to like it, but there's no salvaging the inanity of the plot.awwww
It's supposed to be Brazil, actually. That's why everything's in Portugese. Brazil also has a lot of people of Japanese ethnicity, for various reasons.Michiko e Hatchin
A fictional version of Latin America (it looks a lot like Mexico to me), in the 60s or thereabout. One of the most disorientating aspects of the settings is that most of the major characters have Japanese first names, for some reason. It's really jarring, and doesn't help immersion one bit.
Would you believe the manga was even MORE depressing? The director is known for rather hating the original manga and making things a bit happier in the series.Bokurano
None, besides the notion that it's supposed to be a very depressing story. Well, they weren't kidding.
Curse my inability to distinguish between Spanish and Portugese !That's why everything's in Portugese.
I'm not surprised, given what I've heard of it. (Although I've also heard it gives Dung Beetle some degree of redemption, an idea I'm not sure I care for. Akira Ishida is so good at voicing smug assholes...)Would you believe the manga was even MORE depressing?
Oh my, yes. Of course, that goes for pretty much everything that guy has ever written.Would you believe the manga was even MORE depressing?
Heh, Bokurano and NTHT have a fair bit in common, tone-wise. Haibane Renmei isn't exactly a bucket of laughs either, but it's not as...bleak.Aside from that shiny Haibane Renmei box I've had my eyes on for a while, I snagged a copy of Now and Then, Here and There.