The Q & A Thread (for questions that do not need a thread)

farzam1999

Adventurer
Can Hell Girl be recommended? - I've found the individual parts of season one very cheap, just wanted to see if it's worth it.

Also is there a thread where these questions can be asked (about recommendation)? - don't know if its okay to ask here (I've done it a couple of times now lol).
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Can Hell Girl be recommended? - I've found the individual parts of season one very cheap, just wanted to see if it's worth it.

Also is there a thread where these questions can be asked (about recommendation)? - don't know if its okay to ask here (I've done it a couple of times now lol).
It's fine to ask like this but if you have a lot or think it's worth a dedicated topic, go for it!

As for Hell Girl, it's one of my all-time favourites - or at least the first two seasons are (the direction changed a bit after that and I preferred the earlier outings). It's extremely repetitive, deliberately, which is part of what I love about it but it might grate if you are hoping for something less episodic. If you like the first episode, you'll probably like the lot - but conversely if you hate it, it's unlikely to get better. If low key horror-tinged modern day morality tales with Noto Mamiko uttering creepy lines in her perfect voice don't do it for you, it might not appeal.

R
 

farzam1999

Adventurer
It's fine to ask like this but if you have a lot or think it's worth a dedicated topic, go for it!

As for Hell Girl, it's one of my all-time favourites - or at least the first two seasons are (the direction changed a bit after that and I preferred the earlier outings). It's extremely repetitive, deliberately, which is part of what I love about it but it might grate if you are hoping for something less episodic. If you like the first episode, you'll probably like the lot - but conversely if you hate it, it's unlikely to get better. If low key horror-tinged modern day morality tales with Noto Mamiko uttering creepy lines in her perfect voice don't do it for you, it might not appeal.

R
I just thought I've seen a thread somewhere here, where we could ask for recommedations. I must've seen things then lol. I occasionally ask about stuff, so yeah maybe a generel recommendation thread of some sort would be good.

I see, I think I'll look up some clips of it on YouTube then. See if it's interesting, because I do see mixed reviews on it. Thanks for the help!
 

Luna

Stand User
Can Hell Girl be recommended? - I've found the individual parts of season one very cheap, just wanted to see if it's worth it.
Aside from what Rui said - I should add, that it actually did not really age all that greatly. The ideas are really strong, but upon a rewatch I found the characterization and presentation of many of these one-case characters pretty flat. Also, the drawings are sometimes seriously inconsistent and animation nonexistant. Nevertheless when it counts the direction is really strong and so a lot of this show stays with quite memorable impressions. Also every season manages to get a quite memorable ending, which is probably my memory gets twisted into the positive direction.
S1-2 are directed my Oomori, who also did Durarara, Natsume Yuujinchou and a lot of others after he left Deen for Brains Base (which is why S3 isn't directed by him, though he returned for S4.)
Personally I really like the Character Designs style by Mariko Oka. (Though they are rendered far more beautifully in Ghost Hound overall.)
Also probably Takanashi Yasuharu's best OST.

But at any rate: if you found it cheap, go for it, S1 has been OOP for quite a long while and S2-3 probably are by now, too.
 

farzam1999

Adventurer
Aside from what Rui said - I should add, that it actually did not really age all that greatly. The ideas are really strong, but upon a rewatch I found the characterization and presentation of many of these one-case characters pretty flat. Also, the drawings are sometimes seriously inconsistent and animation nonexistant. Nevertheless when it counts the direction is really strong and so a lot of this show stays with quite memorable impressions. Also every season manages to get a quite memorable ending, which is probably my memory gets twisted into the positive direction.
S1-2 are directed my Oomori, who also did Durarara, Natsume Yuujinchou and a lot of others after he left Deen for Brains Base (which is why S3 isn't directed by him, though he returned for S4.)
Personally I really like the Character Designs style by Mariko Oka. (Though they are rendered far more beautifully in Ghost Hound overall.)
Also probably Takanashi Yasuharu's best OST.

But at any rate: if you found it cheap, go for it, S1 has been OOP for quite a long while and S2-3 probably are by now, too.
It's the single releases of S1, with part 1-6, where 2-4 and 6 are still sealed. Can get them for around £14.
 

Luna

Stand User
I am currently thinking about Liz & the Blue Bird from Shout Factory. I kind of remember that there were issues with some Shout Factory Anime movie, was it this one?
And is there any licence out there for the UK already? I kind of remember that some people were quite sad about AL not putting it to cinemas, but not sure if that was sad because they had the license, but didn't or simply didn't get it.
 

Scavenger

Student Council President
I am currently thinking about Liz & the Blue Bird from Shout Factory. I kind of remember that there were issues with some Shout Factory Anime movie, was it this one?
Maquia was the problem disc.

Liz is a good release in terms of PQ/AQ, but it uses the theatrical version without the fixed animation and there are no extras included.
 

Shadow Cat

Magical Girl
Is there any anime with:

- Girls with Guns vs Zombies (not HOTD)
- Girls with Guns war based shows (Think SAO Bullet arc but more serious)
- Girls with Guns show you can recommend in general (Watched Gun Slinger Girl, Strike Witches, Sabagebu)
 

D1tchd1gger

Railgun
She! The Ultimate Weapon if memory serves. It's been over a decade since I watched it, although I think she is the gun. It's on my watch/rewatch of the Manga Force Collection list.
Black Lagoon & GitS:SAC
I can't think of too many, ask @Girls wIth Guns 😉
 

Shadow Cat

Magical Girl
Ah yes, She! The Ultimate Weopon and SAC were good shows

Black Lagoon has been on my To Watch List since watching Bebop, but never got around to buying it

And I've never heard of Noir or Burst Angels before. I'll have a look
 

Arveene

School Idol
Sound of the Sky, maybe? Although that's probably going to be difficult to find. Just checked your anime list and saw you'd already watched it :p

Depending on how loose you define "girls with guns", The Saga of Tanya the Evil could fit as a serious war-based show.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but I find Phantom: Requiem of the Phantom to be an underrated gem of a show, and it does indeed feature at least one girl with a gun.
 

Girls wIth Guns

Thousand Master
You guys covered most of my favorite Girls with Guns titles, here's my list of titles I own, off the top of my head, with my most favorites nearer the top of the list. I include series that have even a minor female character in them that handles a gun well. Also, I don't care for comedy-type Girls with Guns series, so I don't watch any of those. Noir and Phantom have always been my top two most favorite anime of all time, until Violet Evergarden came out - and Violet uses a gun in the war, too!

Noir
Phantom, Requiem for the Phantom
Psycho-Pass
Ergo Proxy
Gunslinger Girl
Jormungand
Black Lagoon
Ghost in the Shell
Ajin
Appleseed
Darker than Black
Canaan
Kite
MadLax
Gunsmith Cats
She the Ultimate Weapon

I also really like Girls with Knives/Katana/Spears too, so stuff like Garden of Sinners, Blood+, Twelve Kingdoms, Attack on Titan, Claymore, and Moribito are way up there too.
 
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