View Full Version : your top-five most-watched R2-J
09-25-2007, 04:12 AM
I'm quite curious about the _most-watched_ R2-J in your collection.
I like to think that most of us here don't just watch it once or twice and then either just use it for display/bragging or box it away altogether after just one or two watchings.
I titled this thread as a top-5 series, but you can always expand it into a top-10 if you really have that much time.
Macross DYRL -- my very first R2-J. never get tired of it and it's always the first dvd I reach out to play whenever I get time or inclination to watch anime.
Sola -- this is quite a sneaky series for me. I'm always drawn to watch it and always enjoy the mesmerizing vocals and stuff from it.
Kanon-2002 -- I just luv watching this version alot more than the unsatisfying KyoAni version. The bizarro character designs and severely-asstastic animation somehow really added some unique charms to the better storytelling and superior music production of this particular version.
Honey and Clover II -- I luv this sequel more than season-1. Alot more intense in just about everything.
Ocean Waves and Air movie-version -- I paired these two faves up coz I seem to always watch these two together one right after the other. Both have good unique storytelling and stuff, but have quite alot of contrasts in animation, character designs, techniques and direction which always gives me more supreme satisfaction.
fwiw, I'm quite positive that I'll add the new Macross Plus remastered-edition in that list once my order for it gets finally delivered in november.
As such, those are my top-five most-watched R2-J's. I do have others that I more than occasionally watch, but they really haven't reached the replayability-levels of my top-five, yet.
Now then, what are your's? :>
09-25-2007, 09:10 AM
Here's my top 5:
1.) Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R: The Movie- My first R2, and my favorite Sailor Moon movie.
2.) Air The Movie Special Edition- I Love this Movie. The animation and music are beautiful.
3.) Kanon 2002- I love this version its the first one I saw. I cried at this version more than I did at the 2006 version.
4.) Queen Millennia Movie- Such a good movie. Every bit as good as good as Galaxy Express 999.
5.) A Dog of Flanders Movie- This movie is so good. Every time I watch it I have to have a box of tissues near by though.
09-25-2007, 02:18 PM
R2-J only, not R3 then.
1) End of Evangelion DTS (full rate, anamorphic)
2) Dirty Pair TV & movie sets
3) Kimagure Orange Road TV set
5) Ghost in the Shell movie 1
Aria the OVA
Wings of Honneamise
Ghost Sweeper Mikami TV
09-25-2007, 02:29 PM
My Top 5 most watched R2J List
1. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
3. Kimagure Orange Road TV
5. Elfen Lied
09-25-2007, 02:54 PM
I don't think I've watched any series more than once on R2.. I tend to watch it when it arrives ro make sure it plays OK and to see if there are any 'upgrades' (although the only series I did this intensively for was Negima!), then wait for the R1s (none of my completed R2 series are unlicensed, and that now includes even Air and Kanon). I like to have the DVDs and I like to have the R2 extras, but since my Japanese is very poor I tend to stick to subs or dubs for viewing pleasure.
09-25-2007, 03:37 PM
I tend to rewatch movies & OVAs more so my list in no particular order:
Azumanga Daioh Short Short Movie
09-25-2007, 05:45 PM
This may be more of a "which R2-J discs have I actually watched more than once" for me since, like Shiroi Hane, I haven't watched very many of them more than once, though in my case it's simply just lack of time. Additionally, my R2-J collection at the moment is rather small relative to some other folks' here, but hey, here we go anyway:
1) The End of Evangelion DTS edition - The Evangelion TV series was the first anime series I started actively collecting (ADV's VHS release), and so it's earned a special and biased place in my collection and gets rewatched periodically. The existing R1 release of End of Evangelion is ridiculous and unacceptable in several ways, so the R2-J DTS edition has taken over.
2) Macross: Ai, Oboete Imasu ka - Quite possibly the first anime anything I ever saw, way back when the questionable "Clash of the Bionoids" edit was sitting on shelves in video shops and rental stores. I seem to recall renting it often enough that the local rental shop had to get a new copy. :sd: Buying the R2 was a no-brainer (even if I had also tracked down a copy of the uncut-but-still-English VHS some years ago), but the movie is also damn awesome.
3) Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose OVA - A used copy, tracked down for me somewhere in the midst of the Tokyo metropolis back in late 2005. Funny in so many ways, many of them wrong. I'm sad that the TV series, despite being more accurate to the original manga, is not more like it.
4) Sentou Yousei Shoujo: Tasukete! Mave-chan - I love Yukikaze, and this just makes it even better. Do I feel bad for spending $60 or $70 or whatever it was for the special edition R2-J back in early '05 when instead I could've waited a while for the $10 R1 coming up in a couple of weeks? Not a bit.
5) Ao no Rokugo: Blue Fleet Box - A stellar release of Gonzo's debut anime, and still one of their strongest series to date. Bonus points for including the excellent Coastal Carolina dub (which, oddly, sounds better on this release than on any of the R1 releases where it first appeared). I still need to listen to the commentary someday.
09-25-2007, 08:41 PM
Well, time would be a factor also. I have R2UK/R1 discs that I've never watched more than once (heck, there are some I still haven't got around to watching for the first time). I do only have about 5 complete series anyway.
I forgot about single-disc releases though: I have watched Laputa and Brave Story more than once (both of which have subtitles, mind).
If I'm going to rewatch anything it would probably be Utakata (which has no English release in sight and an amusing commentary track) or Magipoka (likewise, and also has the advantage of not being exactly difficult to follow. Wish I had completed the series, but I didn't have the money when Pokahn box 2 was available and didn't want to continue with a gap in the middle)
10-13-2007, 05:31 AM
Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock - about 15 times... (At LEAST... frankly, I lost count months ago... takes me about a week and a bit each time if I mainline a disk a day...)
Shin Taketori monogatari sen-nen joou (TV) - 5 times (at least!) (but dear gods, it never gets old...)
Waga Seishun no Arcadia (film) - about 15 times (IMO quite simply the best-looking animated film ever to come out of Japan!)
Mugen Kido SSX - 6 times (never seems to get any better story-wise, but when something LOOKS this good how can you not??!!)
(Anyone spotting a pattern here?? <g>)
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu - 3 times to date.
...in the three years I've been a fan!!
And honourable mentions to:
Hokuto no Ken (TV)- twice
Ginga Tetsudou 999 (TV) - on the second viewing as I type... just past episode 81!! (Ermmm... on that note, episodes 79-81 (the famous Harlock cameo) have been played at least 8 times just on their own...!!)
Uchuu Senkan Yamato (TV) - twice
On the "must re-watch pile" I also have Lupin III (all of it) Mazinger Z/Great Mazinger/Grendizer (they kind of go together!!) Danguard Ace (for a second go)and ( so sue me!) the original Cutey Honey which is as mad as toast but totally un-putdownable!!
Given how long most of these series are, I think I'm up for an endurance award along the line!!
10-16-2007, 01:03 AM
My 5 most watched
1. Umi ga Kikoeru
2. Sennen Joyu
3. Macross: Do You Remember Love?
4. Tenshi no Tamago
with Omohide Poro Poro, Nasu - Andarushia no natsu and Mind Game close behind...
10-21-2007, 09:40 AM
Tough question. For me, probably:
1) The first Starchild Music OP/ED collection. I used to put that on all the time when I was eating or folding laundry.
3) I have no idea which Ghibli movie I've watched the most, so I'm just reserving #3 for Ghibli in general.
4) Macross: DYRL
5) Arion, maybe? I know I've watched it at least 3 times. Or maybe certain Kodocha episodes.
10-21-2007, 05:49 PM
1) Mazinger Z (TV & Movies)
2) Great Mazinger
3) UFO Robo Grendizer
4) Takarajima (Treasure Island)
5) Arabian Night: Sindbad No Boken.
Actually i watched some of those shows in different releases/languages before owning the R2s :)
10-21-2007, 07:59 PM
My top 5 -
1. Macross: Do You Remember Love - I guess I'm not the only one who got this as their first R2-J DVD. :) In my case it also happens to be my very first DVD purchase and my reason for buying my first DVD player (a R2 Pioneer PDV-LC10). This movie is also what made me an anime fan long long ago. I watch it at least once every year,usually around Christmas time as that's when I saw DYRL for the very first time. This year it's going to be special.
2. Macross: Flashback 2012 - If I'm watching DYRL, I'll watch Flashback 2012 too.
3. Gunbuster - Although the remastered DVD box is a recent acquisition, I know I'll be watching this OAV series many times over as I have done with the old U.S. Renditions VHS tapes and the R2 LD set in the past.
4. Toei Anime OP/ED Themes Collection - Sometimes I just want to watch openings and endings.
5. various select episodes of Patlabor or the special ED animation extra on Volume 7 of Suzumiya Haruhi.
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