View Full Version : Here's a really original topic What's your favorite Anime and Manga Series

05-08-2002, 02:32 AM
Oh ya really original aint it. But I am curious what is everyone favorite series. For me right now it's Angel Sanctuary. *runs around the board with a big Tenshi Kinryouku sign* But anywho I fell in love with the dark gothic art work. And Rosiel was the first character that caught my eye. I'm also looking into a series called Trinity Blood. I've only seen pics of it but it looks like a cool series. :drink:

05-08-2002, 04:46 AM
Chitchana Yukitsukai SUGAR!!
so cutesy and fluffy and tooth spoilingly sweet!

And Houshin Engi, I like Ryuu Fujisaki's designs!!!

05-08-2002, 08:14 AM
Hm, anime-wise, I really like Pokemon and Digimon 02. Pokemon has some sort of strange appeal that I cannot explain.

As far as manga, I still remain faithful to my first love- Caravan Kidd. Yeah, maybe it's old, but it was AWESOME. I want to do a Mian Toris cosplay some day... :heart:

Philia Philis
05-08-2002, 12:14 PM
My favorite manga is Orfina because it is neato and random and no one knows what it is! XD Kitsune Tennouji does cool-looking costumes. Too bad he's a bit of a pervert. x_X;;;
Oh! And the Tales of Destiny manga because it is Tales of Destiny in manga form. ;)

As for anime, hmm....
Definitely definitely definitely Arslan. Even though it isn't really a series, I suppose. But that show is just awesome! Wai! I wanna cosplay Arslan and Narsus someday!
Wahaha! Rosiel, you are so cool! You like Arslan tooo! Yaaaaaay! :D

Oh, yeah! Tama and Friends is also cool just 'cause it fun and cute and amusing and on at 6:30AM on Saturday mornings! XD And Samurai Troopers because it was the first anime I ever saw, so I get all nostalgic when I watch it. ^^

05-08-2002, 03:08 PM
> Even though it isn't really a series, I suppose. But that show is just awesome! Wai!

Have you read the manga?

> I wanna cosplay Arslan and Narsus someday!

I wanted to do that too! I even have a friend who agreed to be Farangis! We should do it! No one cosplays Arslan! Look how many exclamation points you made me use!

> Wahaha! Rosiel, you are so cool! You like Arslan tooo!

I think I brought the word "like" to a new level.
My baby: ArslanSenki.net (http://www.arslansenki.net)

Philia Philis
05-08-2002, 04:02 PM
Unfortunately, I have not gotten to read the manga. ;_; I can't even FIND them. I saw them once on eBay, and they got soooo high, I was all like x_X;;;; and didn't bid. It's funny- For all the lack of Arslan fans there seem to be, that stuff gets HIIIGH in auctions. *dies*

YES, I think we should definitely cosplay them, too! That would be very exciting and awesome! ^^ Which con do you think we could do them at? I don't think I'll have any more conventions this year after AX. ;_; (Except for maybe like, AnimeFEST or something if I decide to go. XD) I hope to go to more cons next year. ^^ But yes, that would be FUUUUN. And maybe we can convince Tania to be the ever-pesky Alfreed? XD (I still think your roommate should be Jaswant, Tania!)
Oh, that reminds me- I wouldn't mind cosplaying Merlein either. Long-haired earring-wearing archer guys are so cool!

OH MY GOODNESS! ArslanSenki.net is your website?! Oh wow! I LOVE that website! *excited* That is by far the most fantabulously fantastimoneous Arslan website ever! *cheers*

And finally, it's..... http://www.worldofmagic.net/cartsnap/product_info.cgi?Wig_Cart+13806_1020890974+Wig_Car t_cart/images/37.jpg+cartsnap/Wig_Cart_cart/full_text/37.txt+37+Clowns
....The Arslan wig! *fanfare* 'Twould need a little bit of trimming to get it perfect, but look how close it is already!

05-08-2002, 05:37 PM
ahh good ol witchwigs.com. That is like the best place to buy wigs. As for Anime I'm also really in excel saga and FLCL. Really crazy animes :drink:

Philia Philis
05-08-2002, 05:49 PM
Ooh, I would totally love to find the manga, even if it's not so great. XD Must find must find must find...

I'm glad to hear that you go to so many cons! I'm sure we'll be able to arrange something, then! :D
Ahh, yes. Lovely, detailed jewelry and other such wonderfulness! Ooh, I hope I've gotten to learn metalworking by then so I can don't have to use clay. *_*

Wahaha! Yes! More crossplay for Tania! *dances*

Ehehehe... I'm, uh.... 5'2". ^^; I'm guessing that I'm probably shorter than you, huh? XD
Who would you rather be? I'm fine either way since I want to do them both anyway. ^^

*giggles at how the "What's your favorite anime and manga series" topic has suddenly turned into "Rosiel and Philia ramble about Arslan cosplay"*

Yay for Witch Wigs! OH! Speaking of which- Tania, you forgot to tell me which other one it was you wanted! Lemme know, okay? ^^

05-08-2002, 05:54 PM
How dare do that to my topic. jk 5'2 I'm only 5'3 -_- with my boots for Rosiel that make me at least 5'5 maybe 5'6 at the most.

Philia Philis
05-08-2002, 10:50 PM
Eek! Sowwy! *bows*
Yay for us short cosplayers! Wahaha! I need to get some boots to make me higher, too. *nodnod* Almost all of mine have flat heels. ^^;

Oooooh, could ya bring some so I can see? That would be wonderful! ^^ I would love to see some scans too, as long as it doesn't mess up their binding. *looks at the RPG books she's scanned just a bit too much*

I'm sooo looking forward to finally cosplaying a guy! I tried binding my chest for the first time the other day, and I was greatly amused. I ran around going "Erin's a guy! Erin's a guy!" XD

Oooh, you're a good height! *cries at being too short to cosplay any bishounen except 14-year-old boys* XD

Hmm.... as for which outfit... er, I dunno yet. I lack an artbook. ^^;; Yes, I am sad. I would want to do one that is all fancy and detailed so that we match in the complexity. (And so that it is interesting and fun to make.) ^^ Are there any fancied-up versions of Arslan that still have him wearing the flower? I love the flower. ^^
My hair color would work for Narcasse, but my hair is too long! ;_; And I am unwilling to cut it. But if your style is right, you could always dye it. ^_~

05-09-2002, 12:31 AM
Hey now, you two! No deciding costumes for me without my permission. I'm actually trying to go easy on the crossplay after Akon (where at least, and probably more, than half my costumes are boys)!! At least tell me if I'd have to wear a wig for that character.

*gripes* And, according to everyone but Chris, I'm so terribly unconvincing at crossplay anyway. :P

Erin, do you need any tips about binding? I have a good resource if you are interested (i.e. someone who has much experience).

witchwigs.com is super, I agree, but so is wowwigs.com ...

To "short" people: It is all relative. Chris thinks that I am short. I think that I am too short, but that's probably because all my good friends are guys! Hence, I wear 5" heels every day so I can pretend to be 5'10". I'm going to totally tower over my Rhapsody group as Marjoly! MWAHAHA! I LOVE MY BOOTS!!!!! :heart:

Philia Philis
05-09-2002, 01:40 AM
Ooh, yes, please! Endings are good! *nodnod*

Oh yes, it would be a bit hard to make it blonde again, I guess. Ehehe. ^^;;; You could get like, one of those really temporary dyes or something, right? Eep, I don't know. I am so clueless about hair-dyeing things. *hides face in shame*

Deciding on costumes for you? Us? Naaawwww... *attempts hypnotism* XD
As for if you'd need a wig, I guess it would depend on what your hair color and the length are at the time. XD I'm thinking you'll probably need a wig for 'im though. http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Lights/5993/Arslan/gieve_V_01.jpg
(Not the best pic in the world, but at least you can see his outfit.) But yeah! That would be sooo cool! Especially if you got your roommate to be Jaswant! *will not give up on that* XD
And this will be a good while after A-kon, so you'll have plenty of time to recover from crossplaying so much. ^^
And I think you make a cute boy! *points at Connell* Cuuute!

Ooh, binding tips would be great! ^^ I'm quite new at this.

Wah! Poor pitiful Erin is gonna be little shorty Crowdia. :blubber: BUT my shoes will have 2" heels, making me 5'4"! Whoo! I feel so tall. XD

05-09-2002, 03:57 PM
favorite manga would be.. Star Ocean 2...or Kenshin. Favorite anime would be Star Ocean EX.. or Kenshin!!!! :D

05-09-2002, 09:01 PM
Favorite manga... Super Doll Licca-chan. 39857298342 times better than the anime shoujo romance fluff. XD Closely followed by X.

Favorite anime... Master of Mosquiton. =D Followed by Utena.


05-09-2002, 09:30 PM

(continuing to highjack this thread)

I just talked someone into being Alfreed! ^____^ I think she decided to do it for the sheer fun of having a license to drive me (as Narcasse) insane.

She thought about Eram too, but I have a feeling she will end up going with Alfreed.

Philia Philis
05-09-2002, 09:40 PM
Bwahahaha! Yes! That is fabulous! :D At the rate we're going, we could have a full group! Hehehehehehe.... *pokes around in attempt to find a Darun* Oh, what cons would Alfreed be available for? That would affect who I attempt to coerce into being other people. ^^

05-10-2002, 10:29 AM
> At the rate we're going, we could have a full group!

That would be amazing, considering that you NEVER see Arslan cosplayers at all. O__O If we do pull this off, we have to do a skit!

> *pokes around in attempt to find a Darun*

Sadly I can't help you here. If I knew someone who could pull off a Darun I would probably be attached to his ankle by now. And then you need someone with good costuming skills because there isn't a single picture of Darun without some sort of plating. (OAV2 outfit being the one with the less intricate form of it) There are concept sketches of him in his undershirt but that would look strange with everyone else dressed up...

> Oh, what cons would Alfreed be available for? That would affect who I attempt to coerce into being other people. ^^

'Alfreed' is planning, for next year, Ohayocon, Katsucon, AX, Otakon and Sugoicon. She's on this board too, I try to get her to post but she hasn't yet. LOL So if you see a 'Katan', that's her.

05-10-2002, 03:14 PM
*pouts at her now hijacked thread*:drink:

Philia Philis
05-10-2002, 06:25 PM
Awww. ;_; *gives her a cookie* Cookies make everything better! ^o^ *goes back to hijacking*

Ahh, excellent! Maybe Katsucon would be good? Er, that is assuming that I would somehow be able to get there, but I just wouldn't want to do a skit for AX because I'm too busy at that one. I guess. ^^; Aww heck, I dunno. Details, details. We'll figure out that part later. XD

Hmmmm, lessee.... Well, if I could find someone to be Darun, I could probably help him make the armor. [Note: help. That's a lot of fiberglassing which means a LOT of sanding. x_X So he would have to do most of it. XD] But I'm sure we could find someone!

Ahh, Katan! Where are yooouuuuu? Why don't you pooost? *whine whine whine* We would like your input, yes yes! ^^

05-12-2002, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by MichiMizer
Favorite manga... Super Doll Licca-chan. 39857298342 times better than the anime shoujo romance fluff. XD Closely followed by X.

Favorite anime... Master of Mosquiton. =D Followed by Utena.


ROFL!!! I was gonna cosplay as Inahou!!! rad!! Although I didn't know if I should cosplay her tomb raider outfit or her school uniform. god I LOVE that anime!!!!!!!!

Philia Philis
05-12-2002, 03:19 PM
I shall try my best to find a way to Katsucon, then! ^^ Now then... All I gotta figure out is how to convince my parents that I'm old enough to go to out-of-state cons by myself... *plots*

Dur... I posted the fiberglass thing in the wrong forum! ^^;;;;; But as I said in the Suikoden thread, I'll find one of my little fiberglass how-to write-up things and post it in the Costume Help section. ^^

I would like to try making sheet metal armor sometime! ^^ *makes note that Rosiel is the one to annoy for pointers on it* I've only used it for little bits of things like amulets and stuff. I was just looking at some nice sheet metal at Hobby Lobby yesterday, too.... Hmmmmm.... *tempted*

Oh, please do show her! ^^ *attempts to lure Katan into posting with cookies and chocolate*

05-12-2002, 09:18 PM
Rosiel, Philia, you are both evil. Massively, insanely, freakishly evil.

....i love that XD

Philia Philis
05-12-2002, 10:17 PM
Who, me? I'm an angel! See? :angel:

......muahahahahaha..... :devil:

05-13-2002, 09:47 AM
I'm gonna say Kodomo no Omocha for anime and Ranma 1/2 for manga - what can I say, I love long comedy series ^^;; (not to mention crazy)

05-13-2002, 11:41 PM
Good Good yes yes.. no post hijacking please. It hurts the thread starters feelings. ;_;

/me hugs Kuja.

Philia Philis
05-14-2002, 01:11 AM
Sowwy for our evilness. ;_; *gives everyone candy*
I'm so evil, now I'm even stealing from my Arslan partner in crime over there. XD But I DO have some wings! See? *points at Crowdia wings* Granted, they are BLACK, but that's neither here nor there. ;)
I shall turn from my life of crime! Honest! XD

Kenshin Ken
05-14-2002, 12:00 PM
At the moment, I'd have tosay Love hina , GTO, Ranma 1/2 and inu yasha are my favorite Manga seires at the moment ^_^. As for Anime... I'd have to go with Love Hina, Kenshin, Gate Keepers, and GTO

05-14-2002, 12:38 PM
Love hina rocks! That manga keep me up in the weee hours of the morning.

06-02-2002, 09:40 PM
Blade of the Immortal would have to be my favorite manga and anime, hmm, nothing can compare to Trigun!!!

Ranma Saotome
06-03-2002, 01:08 AM
My name alone tells you my fave manga and anime! :D No, wait... My new fave anime is Love Hina! ^^;

06-03-2002, 01:26 AM
Augh don't make me choose! *explodes* Err, I really love a lot of manga; my fave used to be Silent Mobius (I still worship Asamiya-sensei), but I guess now it's a tie between Kenshin and Shaman King. Fave anime is Cowboy Bebop, that has to be hands-down, in spite of much competition.

Also, word to the wise - do NOT headbang to Ultra Relax. Brain damage will ensue. You have been warned. (Wish I had. @.X)

03-14-2015, 01:37 PM
That is truly a tough one... I think right now it is Kamisama Hajimemashita and Fairy Tail. I have a LOT of favorites though.

03-20-2015, 10:23 AM
I can't clarify as to what my favorite anime is at the moment considering I'm ruffling through a few myself like Kill la Kill. Though I can, however, tell you all that my favorite manga series is Magi the Labyrinth of Magic followed up in close second being Sinbad no Bouken.

04-02-2015, 02:21 PM
For me it would be definitely this episode! The hollowfication of this episode versus Aizen just makes me want to do Bankai too! Check it out @ http://animehow.com/bleach/366/ :)

04-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Top Three All-Time Favorite Anime

1. Sailor Moon (It was sort of my gateway into anime, if you will)
2. Hetalia: Axis Powers (I love all the characters. You can't pick just one favorite! And as someone who travels a lot and lives with a history major, all the more entertaining!)
3. One Piece (The character development and storytelling is phemomenal!)

06-05-2015, 10:08 PM
Rozen Maiden in both categories, though Zuruckspulen is definitely better than where the first anime went. Plus it actually includes Kirakishou.~ <3 I just fell in love with it immediately and it's never sunk from that position. x3

Honorable mentions:
~ Venus Versus Virus (Manga, I've just barely started the anime and it's definitely different. Great art, story, and a good balance of comedy and drama!)
~ Le Chevalier d'Eon (Both, mostly manga. The art took a little getting used to, both since I read the manga first and they're entirely different, but THE STORY OMG! x3)
~ Black Butler (Anime, I haven't read the manga. Even if my favorite character was unbelievably short lived, the series in general is fantastic!)
~ Trinity Blood (Both are AMAZING~ <3 Just everything about them.)

06-05-2015, 11:18 PM
prolly macross. And I DO mean macross, not robotech

09-20-2015, 07:41 PM
Geez, a tough question...It has to be Code Geass, though. I just love the way they designed the plot to suprise you at every turn when you think you know what is going to happen.

11-11-2015, 04:14 AM
Anime wise, the one show I always seem to fall back on when I'm not watching something else would have to be Genshiken. Second and third seasons are my favorite, but the series over all is easy one of my top 3.

Manga wise, no competition...since it FINALLY updated (all the way to the end TwT)...Sands of Destruction.

The Sands of Destruction anime is only in my top 10 because they decided not to actually develop any of the characters and just kept tossing new characters left and right. It's quite literally a series of filler episodes 8'D. It's not bad....it's just....no where near as good as the game or manga. At least story wise.

03-08-2016, 07:00 PM
I have to pick one? I'll go with Code Geass! But so many others are good... Trigun, Death Note, Naruto, ahhhhh.

08-08-2016, 02:21 PM
Cannot pick one, but I'll pick 5:
1- Cowboy Bebop.
2- Neon Genesis Evangelion.
3- Samurai Champloo.
4- Death Note.
5- Dragon Ball.

08-10-2016, 11:13 AM
Tough questionnnn
Anime, probably the original FMA for nostalgia, but there are so many. Kill la Kill, Lovely Complex, Death Note, Haikyuu.... eeeeek >u<

Manga is currently Kuroshitsuji, her art is just so gorgeous~