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beagle-san 2/23/2010 2:25:05 PM

Koi Kaze??!?!?

Seriously, Koi Kaze?!?!?!?

At number 1?!?!?!?!?

Now if this was a list of 10 lousy out of print anime which should never EVER be relicensed, then I can see Koi Kaze making a list. Seriously, Koi Kaze is the biggest waste of money I've ever spent on an anime. It is boring, it features the single most spineless individiual in anime history in Koshiro, an utter fricking fool, who blows off a fantastic looking, and pretty darn nice woman, and then becomes infatuated with a girl he meets on a train, and by girl, I mean a 14-15-year old girl, (who is far from fully developed)who, gosh golly, "affects" him deeply. Then he finds out that the girl is actually his, gasp, actual sister who left with his Mom years ago when she split from his Dad, and has now moved back in to attend a local high school.

Meanwhile, totally oblivious to his female co-worker, and having blown off his uber-hot and nice girlfriend for no discernible reasons we can see, other than that the dumb(explitive-deleted) writers decided that they needed an angsty idiot for the male lead, Koshiro mopes around his bubbly sister, until he finally beds her in the last episode. There's no "possible" incest here, there's incest here! Complete with foreshadows of doom (the amusement park that's become special to them is due to be demolished for a development lead by their father). If you're looking for something artsy-fartsy, here ya go. And by artsy-fartsy, I mean pretentious twaddle. If you like this, you're in need of help. I prescribe 4 Kurosawa films and Tokyo Story. Take those, watch Koi Kaze, and you, too, will realize that Koi Kaze is a steaming heap of poop with pretensions of grandeur, and take your rightful place in the line of people who'd like to do the anime world a favor and neuter Koshiro with a pair of bolt cutters (true, fingernail clippers would be more size appropriate).

Leaving off Maison Ikkoku constitutes a high crime against anime and good taste.

DojiHoturi 2/23/2010 3:55:52 PM

Record of Lodoss War was picked up by a new anime company recently so it should be re-released again. 

marklungo2 2/23/2010 4:08:05 PM

Paranoia Agent should definitely be added to this list.

AnimeQueeny 2/23/2010 6:17:28 PM

@Beagle-San - It is those stories that actually touch the heart of audiences. Not every thing can go the way "we want" it to in anime.
In fact, it's so rare that we don't get what we want in anime, from main characters, that anime is becoming more boring because of the continous "same stories" that we keep watching over and over again.

On another note:
I completely agree with all the titles mentioned except for Lain which I have haha and Loddoss of War which has been re-lisenced.
Other titles I would like to see a re-release are:

- Please Save My Earth
- Variable Geo
- Crying Freeman
- Angel Cop

There's also others but the list is too long.

mirthor 2/23/2010 9:10:28 PM

great list, lodoss is one of my favs, you need to add saber rider to the list, oh and space adventure cobra!

beagle-san 2/23/2010 10:36:46 PM

@AnimeQueeny: My utter and complete disdain for Koi Kaze is not for everything to go the way we, or certainly, I, want to in anime...or, for that matter any communicative medium.

Which is why I mentioned Tokyo Story. Ozu's masterpiece is a slow-paced slice-of-life drama with tragic elements. I can only conclude you've either not seen this brilliant work, or missed my reference. Just because Koi Kaze is different doesn't mean it is good. Sometimes different is good. Sometimes different is mediocre. And sometimes different is a pretentious steaming pile of twaddle. Like Koi Kaze.

Just because something is set in the real world, dealing with a serious topic doesn't mean it's good. Koi Kaze is rife with characters who reek of unreality and falseness. These characters don't act like real people: they only act this way due to the writer's whim, with the writer refusing to build a proper foundation for the character and their motivations.

A survey of 10,000 people was taken. All were forced to watch Koi Kaze. After this marathon session, they were then chained by the ankle to a steel post, informed that they would now be forced to rewatch Koi Kaze. They were also given a bone saw, and told that they could cut off their foot if they didn't want to watch the show again.

Of those 10,000 people, 1 person glistened tears of joy about being able to rewatch it.

Amazingly, the other 9,999 people said the exact same thing:

"Do you have a chainsaw or something which will cut faster than the bone saw?"

Zalis 2/25/2010 1:44:06 AM

Koshiro Saeki, anime's most spineless individual? Clearly someone hasn't seen a lot of harem/comedy anime.

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