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    Manga is like a Japanese comic book...

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    I didn't know about that "define" thing in google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viaxd
    watched some episodes of naruto and cowboy beebop. didn't like naruto very much too childish i guess for me, but cowboy beebop is pretty cool. ohh, and the artwork in wonderful days is amazing but the plot is pretty standard.
    You sir, have what we call "taste". WHile naruto has some high points, I'd much rather watch Bleach or One piece, both of which are masters of the action anime/manga

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    I don't like Naruto...its just too...generic. Not a very interesting plot and there are so many events that really make it seem like a series...

    I would rather watch Bleach, Death Note, or Full Metal Alchemist.

    Now Full Metal Alchemist probably has one of the best plots I've ever seen. I also like Ghost in the Shell. They mix the normal episodes that focus on crime and such with a little AI(Tachikoma) things having to do more with "philisophocal" things like conscience and what it means to live.

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    > things having to do more with "philisophocal" things like conscience and what it means to live.

    I hope you don't expect themes like these to be treated seriously on an anime.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Actually, I like how they convey the idea of AI as a lifeform. They have something called a Tachikoma:

    http://www.animegalleries.net/albums...chikoma063.jpg

    http://individual.utoronto.ca/pang/pix/tachikoma.jpg

    They are used by section 9 as a weapon, but they acumulate a lot of knowledge and start acting like humans rather than robots. They even pretend to be robots because they think that "the major"(Motoko Kusanagi) wants them to be more of a tool. The funny thing is that they have machine guns and some kind of missle thing(which kinda looks like their "nose" kinda), but even though they are combat ready, they talk like kids with each other and stuff. They also become "unique".

    The two Ghost in the Shell movies have some of the same concepts of live and conscience, but they are portrayed much more seriously. Search youtube for Ghost in the Shell or google a torrent for some of the episodes. You may have to see it to understand it.

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    Right
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    you dismiss it but GITS:SAC addresses a lot of social and philosophical ideas. I'm glad he brought up Tachikoma because they fit the theme of the whole Ghost in the Shell universe, which is defining humanity and the human soul beyond the body, which is generally augmnented and improved through cybernetics. The "ghost" is that humanity.

    In episodes a person dies and the Tachikoma's wonder why people are sad, since their brains can be kept alive and the person can continue "living" in a cybernetic body. But it is stated that their ghost would still be gone, making them just a walking brain, it's really interesting.

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    Mind you, what I dismiss is this general concept that a thought or an idea can be perceived as addressing philosophical themes by simply existing. Usually we expect that from thoughts or ideas that somehow can be accompanied with reasoning.

    Being that the case, any of us could be a prolific writer on the domain of philosophy by simply addressing some issue lightly and forgetting about all those other things that can overthrown our thoughts as simply... imagination.

    I don't dismiss imagination, just the idea that imagination = philosophy.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I said it addressed ideas of philosophy, not creating a philosophy. It has a theme which I addressed, it can be construed as anything, it's subjective like most works of art and entertainment. I don't get hung up on a show because it has a certain theme that's deeper than, "Kaizer hadoken panzer attack!", and I don't get hung up on a show because it's pure comedy and fun. I'm just saying I don't dismiss the show because it has those themes, I like to beleive I'm a little more welcoming than that.

    and your dismissal doesn't change the fact that it's a great show.

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    And that's just fine. My only comment was:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    I hope you don't expect themes like these to be treated seriously on an anime.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I took your unenthusisastic "right" as the dismissal. but indeed they do. I could point you to some discussions but you'd probably be less interested. Maybe you're jaded by portugal's anime airing practices. But who watches anime on tv anyways ;b.

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    > I took your unenthusisastic "right" as the dismissal.

    Because the earlier statement went down unanswered by taelmx reply. Or better yet, it furthered my concerns.

    > I could point you to some discussions but you'd probably be less interested.

    Quite on the contrary. I'm interested on what my daughter sees on TV. Do share.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I have to agree with indigo for philosophical ideas in anime. If you wanted to know about an anime that has a deep philosophical theme, try Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya or Infinite Ryvius. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya addressed the issue of "what is a God?" or "what is the supreme being?". While Infinite Ryvius is actually a rip-off from Lord of the Flies just the setting was in the future. Well I can't say that there's no imagination in those animes. It's just that imagination is usually necessary to explain philosophy. I mean what would the philosophy be explained in Lord of The Flies if Golding didn't use his imagination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    > I took your unenthusisastic "right" as the dismissal.

    Because the earlier statement went down unanswered by taelmx reply. Or better yet, it furthered my concerns.

    > I could point you to some discussions but you'd probably be less interested.

    Quite on the contrary. I'm interested on what my daughter sees on TV. Do share.
    forums.animeondvd.com

    Stick around the general anime discussions and recommendations, I post every now and again. You could check out the anime list I posted earlier, it has my honest and brief reviews next to the titles.

    Though I suggest to Mario F. To seek Rahxephon, As it is my favorite anime next to Cowboy Bebop, which is also something I think he should look into.

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