TV: Animax - What I enjoy watching: Newbie guide to AnimaxBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, September 9, 2004
Update: We created the Animax Forum for Animax lovers like you and me. It is your forum to discuss Animax animes (past and present) and other popular animes like Dragonball Z etc. Please post all your comments and thoughts there.You will find lots of other Animax lovers there.
I am closing the comments section of this post for further comments as it has grown too large and also it is hard for users to browse two places. Please use the animax forum; it is exactly for this purpose.
Congratulations to indian_otaku for being the first member.
Flipping through TV channels in Chennai, I realized that only channels I can understand (not in Tamil) are Animax, Pogo (for kids), Splash (for kids), SAB and Sahara.
Never being a watcher of soaps, my only decent alternative was Animax.
I realized I have started to like quite a few of their serials. Here is my list in the order of liking:
1. Samurai X - story of Battousai’s life in post-slasher period and strength of conviction. Highly recommended. Very rich potrayal of characters, good storyline.
2. Get Backers - story of two friends who can get back almost anything. Again the characters are richly potrayed. May city gives me jitters.
3. Dan Detective School - story of a bunch of kids who learn being detectives. It is often stimulating for the mind to outguess the story teller.
4. Cyborg 009 - Story of 9 friends as cyborgs.
3. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - way too geeky even for me.
4. .Hack Sign - ok, all others are not watchable.
BTW: I happened to watch Wonder Woman on Pogo TV once briefly, flipping channel in horror, way too cheesy for my taste. Yuk!
Update: Please refer to the comments below for further information about your favorite Animax characters and feel free to leave your comment too.
PS. I hope Animax chooses better names for its serials. Some of the names are really lame.
Update: Mega XLR aired by Cartoon Network is mega-fun. Watch it. I am sure you will like it too.