View Full Version : Just finished Last Exile....need new titles
02-09-2006, 04:38 PM
I am looking for something in an epic/large scale like this, with few standalone episodes that have nothing to do with the main plot; every episode in Last Exile built towards the climax.
I think Gilgamesh falls into line with this, but I am already watching it at the moment.
Something like Wolf's Rain maybe?
02-09-2006, 04:40 PM
Are you watching Gankutsuou?
02-09-2006, 04:44 PM
No; but that isn't to say I don't like what i've read or seen of it.
02-09-2006, 04:56 PM
Well, I brought it up because it definitely has that "epic" feel, and every single episode contributes to the plot in some way. On the other hand, it's not quite as battle-heavy as something like Wolf's Rain, Last Exile or Gilgamesh, at least going by the content of the first two discs (which is not to say that it's lacking in visual splendor!).
02-09-2006, 04:57 PM
Wolf's Rain is good. Seems you already know some about it, so I'll just say I loved it.
12 Kingdoms is great. Best character designs ever.
Gankutsuo. I like it...not as much as Wolf's Rain and 12 Kingdoms, but that's not really much of a knock considering I love those titles.
Place Promised in Our Early Days (movie). I'm gonna keep drumming on this title until more people see it. It's sooooo good!
Escaflowne. Classic. Epic. Good.
FullMetal Alchemist. Vacillates between comedy and seriousness far more than Last Exile, but it's quite epic and quite good.
02-09-2006, 06:15 PM
Well, I definitely think Wolf's Rain would be up your alley. One suggestion I do have that differs from the others would be the source of my username, Witch Hunter Robin.
02-09-2006, 07:15 PM
The Vision of Escaflowne
Mr. Nail Bat
02-09-2006, 09:15 PM
I think Samurai 7 is what you're looking for.
02-10-2006, 04:42 AM
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The Vision of Escaflowne
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hehe; apart from Esca; I have finished all those except FMA; may well pick up the Anime legends version of Esca when it is released.
02-10-2006, 07:55 AM
My God - you haven't seen Escaflowne? Do it - do it now!
02-10-2006, 08:03 PM
It may sound like an odd choice, but I'd recommend Outlaw Star. It's one of the last of the truly great "old school" pre-digital animes. It has kind of an old fashioned look to it but it's very beautifully made; just watching the pictures was a pleasure. The story is standard epic space opera but they pull it off very well without a lot of misplaced irony or intentional complexity.
Also, check out Infinite Ryvius. I didn't see that on your list. It's a thinking-person's space opera epic, pretty well told.
And if someone hasn't pointed you to the Crest/Banner of the Stars series, let me do so. /images/graemlins/catgirl0.gif
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