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Late-Night Cartoons
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So, three shows on Adult Swim that I’ve been TiVo-ing:

20060226_shows1.jpg Samurai Champloo. This show is directed by the guy who made Cowboy Bebop. Both hinge on a central creative juxtaposition. With Bebop, it was space cowboys and jazz; this time, it’s 17th century samurai and hip-hop. Obsessed with the intro sequence.

20060226_shows2.jpg Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. This show is as verbose as its title. And, in truth, it’s usually kinda boring. But somehow, I can’t stop watching. It’s the setting that sucks me in: a blandly realistic future Japan where refugees are the issue of the day and everybody’s got a cyberbrain.

20060226_shows3.jpg Full Metal Alchemist. Talk about settings: This one takes place in a kind of alternate-history Europe where alchemy, not science, rules the day. The byzantine plot hinges on the alchemical law of equivalent exchange: to get what you want, you’ve got to sacrifice something of equal value. That idea kicks off the plot and keeps the story running.

3 comments

Champloo – Cool show. I dig the animation, and while I don’t really know the story so well since i haven’t watched it from the beginning, it’s still pretty neat

GitS:SAC – The Ghost in the Shell movie was better than this show, but it’s still pretty cool. Also you forgot the “2nd Gig” part of the title.

FMA – I like the show, more now than when i first saw it, since the characters have some depth that isn’t immediately apparent. It has a bit more of the anime exaggeration than the other two shows.

Most of Adult Swim makes me wish i had a Tivo or a Media Center PC: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken, Futurama, s-CRY-ed, FLCL, the Boondocks.

Maybe i should rejoin NetFlix so i can get the episodes in order and from the beginning.

This is my current TiVo SP list: http://www.megazone.org/TiVo/TiVo-SPs.html

You can see it is heavy on the Cartoon Network, especially anime. All three of those shows are favorites of mine, and this season I’ve also really enjoyed IGPX (pseudo-anime, since it was made for CN) and I was glad to have a TiVo when Yuyu Hakusho returned with new episodes – at 5AM on Saturday! (I’d guess it doesn’t rate well, but they already paid for it or something. But I took a liking to it when it first aired a few years ago.)

Naruto is a show I heard about, but hadn’t seen. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but now I look forward to it each week.

I’ve seen Evangelion many times, own the DVDs, etc, but I never really watched the dub – so I’ve been re-enjoying it off TiVo just because.

Thavie says…

Oh my god! Samurai champloo I’m crazy about it. In French, we say “tu as un bon flaire, mon petit!”

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