View Full Version : Nearly finished FMA/Soul Eater
07-18-2011, 03:55 AM
I'm currently working my way through my FMA:Brotherhood and Soul Eater BD's and I love the fact that both shows are long length with good overarching storylines (especially FMA).
Are there any other shows with a decent length that fit into either the same mold as FMA (one long overarching storyline where 99% of the episodes are extremely relevant to the plot) or Soul Eater (over arching plot that is broken up by mini-arcs).
I know shows like Naruto, One Piece and Bleach are long but they're not really my cup of tea and i'm not really looking for shows that fall into the "monster of the week" sort of formula.
I was thinking about Eureka Seven and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles as my next purchases, but beyond that I don't really know of any long adventure shows.
07-18-2011, 08:31 AM
My overall take for Eureka 7 and Tsubasa is this: watch Eureka 7, and skip the second season, at the very least, of TRC and go straight for the OVAs. Eureka 7 is great, and is a show that develops the storyline well. You get connected well with the characters and things get explained really well in-depth. As for TRC, the first half is nice, but in the second half, things get very repetitive and mostly irrelevant. It starts off well with Syaoran going on a journey after Sakura suffers some kind of problem with amnesia that requires him to travel through different dimensions to retrieve her feathers. But some arcs are just too long I feel and some of them are just flat-out irrelevant. The OVAs is where this show hits its stride and is what you should be watching.
07-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Eureka Seven sounds right up my alley so I will definitely go ahead with that purchase.
It's a shame the second season of T:RC isn't up to scratch, i have heard that off most people. If only there were more OVAs to actually finish off the storyline from the manga, instead of it reaching a point and then just halting.
07-21-2011, 01:01 AM
This might be out of the genre, but I was just rewatching Initial D the other day and the first 5 episodes still get me every time despite how dated it is. Give it a spin on Funi's website to see if it's right up your alley.
But for something that's action-adventure shonen, I'd have to go with Hunter X Hunter. Even if the end to the arcs are in those unreleased OVAs
07-21-2011, 10:42 AM
If your criteria is (one long overarching storyline where 99% of the episodes are extremely relevant to the plot) then you should seriously reconsider Eureka Seven. I love the show and I own it but only about 40% of the episodes are extremely relevant to the plot. Eureka Seven spends almost the entire first half on its characters and setting and only really starts moving the plot in it's second half. Even then it has lots of time for character stuff and side stories.
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