So I've decided I want to compile a top 5-10 for different categories. This will be the place. Feel free to comment on my choices/give me suggestions for topics. Everything said here is opinion so feel free to disagree.
I'll start with a TNF related list:
Top 5 RPC's of All Time
5. Bakuto Rikku (Inuyasha)
Rikku is Inu's secondary. One of my favorite characters for a while for multiple reasons. One I love the Bakuto clan and the whole mythology surrounding it. Two she is Zack's right hand woman. Three Inu RP's her great.
4. Sasaki the Badass (Abu)
A character that goes great with Abu's style. He is carefree, offensive and the closest TNF has to a Charlie Sheen or true rockstar.
3. Shikkyaku Sunatou (Sunatou)
This character was at one point TNF's best puppet master. Sunatou had the best puppet designs and was truly TNF's first kujutsu master.
2. Jinnu Kiyoshi (Lionsbrew)
The manliest RPC in Seichi. Also one of Konoki's finest.
1. Ikemoto Chase (Blackrhino2006)
I don't think any profile exists for Chase anymore but he was a total badass. Zack's rival but also his best friend and a master of the flame. This was the first Ikemoto character and one of the coolest RPC's to hit TNF.
Alright I guess this is part 2 to this original list. Since someone claimed that my list was to male based despite having female characters, I've decided to make a female RPC RP'ed by females list. Hurr durr durr hopefully this will make all the "feminists" happy.
Top 5 Female RPC's of All Time
5. Tanaka Anki (Anki)
I guess this is a decent start to the list, everyone loves Anki. Although I never particularly followed the exploits of Team Juniko I did enjoy Anki's characters as they were so fleshed out with detail and emotion.
4. Asako Rin (AleenaGrey)
Yes I have a big Konoki bias. Anyways imo this was Konoki's best female RPC. Rin was always loyal to the village and was always on the frontline protecting my favorite village. I hope that one day Aleena will come back to continue her legacy as Konoki's leading lady.
3. Aoi-Hyoujun Kanna (Kanna)
A cold-no-hearted mistress. Kanna's character is great. She has no feelings, she occasionally eats people, is into freelove and is a killer missing ninja.
2. Lune-Ikeda Yukari (Kyubichan)
I've never really followed Kyubs RP exploits but it's hard to not hear about how crazy Yukari is. For that I have major respect for both the RP'er and character and that is why she takes the number two spot on the list.
1. Amane Hokuto (Jade-star)
Jadey takes the number one spot. Amane rolled with a badass crew, did badass shit and was so badass she ultimately got Jade banned.
Okay new update, sorry for the wait. This next one is a weird one for me. I'm not really a big anime fan, in fact some say I hate anime. Regardless these are my favorites.
Top 5 Anime Series of All Time
5. Samurai Champloo
I guess this was a given. My love for hip-hop (Nujabes did a majority of this soundtrack; and it is my favorite and the greatest anime soundtrack ever, RIP Nujabes ) and samurai stuff collide into this. Watanabe is a genius. The whole series just goes great, and a lot of the episodes you'll remember forever. Also the idea of a sunflower samurai has inspired me numerous times. Def. a must check out. And even if you don't check out the series, check out the soundtrack "Departure."
A quick but awesome series. The characters and world are quacky and whimsical. The animation is awesome. Probably one of Gainax's best. Seriously everyone should check out Fooly Cooly, it would only take a couple of hours to watch the whole thing. The characters are awesome too, really great series overall. And I saw the Pillows live once.
3. Gurren Lagann
I love this series, straight up. It is great and gets better every episode. Kamina has become one of my favorite characters and it just is very awesome. Literally every episode gets better and "bigger" (you'll get this if you watch) than the last. Also the "raw raw fight da powah" theme is awesome.
Two and one are interchangable:
So yeah Outlaw Star. Some may remember the heavily edited version that aired on Toonami and Adult Swim. If that's what you saw you should see the unedited versions (they literally cut a full episode from rotation). This was my obsession when I was younger. I have all the Japanese manga, even though I can't read or understand them (there are scanlations of the first book though). I have the guides, I have the action figres. God. I love this series. Gene was a role model for me, and he is the only character that compares to Spike for me. The story is crazy some times but I love Outlaw Star, and always will. My love for this show even went so far that I quoted it in my highschool yearbook.
Same thing goes for Bebop. I actually relate to Spike more than Gene, but both are somewhat of fictional role models for me. Bebop is probably one of the most widely acclaimed anime series to air in the US ever. And it deserves every single bit of that praise. Maybe my liking for it is because of all the American influences, maybe it's because I love "space westerns" or maybe because each episode (although Boogie Woogie Feng Sui sucks) are brillant, but to me Bebop is the epitome of a series that cannot go wrong. I watch this series every year and get something new out of it. Amazing.
Himi got on the list? Nice nice, though I don't think I posted enough to warrant anything.
I agree with your anime list besides Outlaw star, just couldn't get behind that series. :/
It's not necessarily post stuff but also character design.
I was probably a older than you when Outlaw Star came out. It didn't age to well but I still love it. I recommend giving it another chance, and track down the scanlated manga chapter. The manga's very mature and graphic.
Yay! I was mentioned. One for the little guys
And another one. Afro's top 5 music videos. Majority of these are wrap videos so if you don't like that music don't bother. This is always changing but these five all have a special place in my heart.
5. Touch the Sky - Kanye West featuring Lupe Fiasco
This video is great. It's a parody of Evil Kenevil, but instead it's Evil Kanyevil. Overall I think this video is great, it really hits the target with the nostalgic 70's type of vibe. Not to mention the song samples Curtis Mayfield. It's awesome and very hilarious.
4. Sky is the Limit - Notorious B.I.G featuring 112
A song with a great message, yet retains that 90's NYC grittyness that Biggie always gave off. The video was posthumous so it features children acting as Biggie, Puffy, Kim, etc. Directed by Spike Jonze too, who I'm a big fan of.
3. Stress - Justice
I love juvenile delinquency.
2. B.O.B - Outkast
Name me a cooler dude than 3000....you can't. Andre 3000 is my biggest inspiration and this is probably Outkast's best video. It's funky, it's spacey, it's awesome. Enjoy.
1. Flashing Lights - Kanye West (NSFW)
To me this was Kanye's first big push into the "avant garde" artsy scene. It raises so many question, like why did she kill him? Did she get away? From the first time I loved this video, and it will probably always hold the number 1 spot.
Off the top of my head some honorable mentions:
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Cold Dust Girl - Hey Champ
Everyone Nose - N.E.R.D
99 Problems - Jay-Z
Theif's Theme - Nas
Earl - Earl Sweatshirt
The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Last edited by AfroNinja; 12-04-2012 at 15:34.
Aaah maaan. Outkast! XD Talk about a flash from the past.