Darren Pangan June 21, 2007
I’ve seen a lot anime series on TV back when I was a teen-ager that I would die to see again. That is why I keep my downloads, videos, and DVDs somewhere safe. Most of them are titles that I know I would miss watching in the future. But then, there are some series I remember watching but I couldn’t find anymore. I’ve scoured anime stores in malls, bootleggers, fansub and torrent sites and no luck. Now here is a list of these titles. If you know where to find them, kindly give me a tip.
5. Go-Q-Choji Ikkiman
This was once aired in one of our local tv stations, dubbed in English and title was changed to “Battle Ball”. This is a sports anime with a futuristic twist. The format of the sports is similar to baseball but players and use different tools other than a baseball bat. They can use tennis racket, swords, whatever. If you watch mixed martial arts like UFC and Pride, this is like the ball-game counter part. The story is not that great but since the local channel never finished the series, I’m left hanging for years. What happened to the thunder ball technique?!
4. Dragon Ball
This series may not be that hard to find but since it’s a long series, it’s going to cost me get a copy of every episode. I tried torrent sites too but since there are not much seeders anymore and considering how big the whole video archive would be, when I realized it’s going to take forever, I canceled. I already have DBZ which I collected one by one and I would love to have a copy of the first series as well. Despite the critics, I’m still a huge fan of DB and DBZ.
When you look at Doraemon, you’ll know it’s a “kid’s anime”. But the reason I like the series despite my age (24) is because of the humor. The stories are simple and fun to watch. Good show for me whenever I want to relax and take a break from all the complex stories out there. I believe they stopped airing Doraemon already and it would be totally cool if I have a copy of this series even if it’s just fansub. But since it has 500+ episodes, if I’m not mistaken, it’ll be very hard to acquire.
2. Thunder Jet
This is one of my all-time favorite series but sadly, I’ve only seen it once and I don’t have a copy. T_T The story is great and how the main character, Ryuga Rai, developed is simply awesome. To give you a glimpse of what this anime is about, the story is set in a futuristic world but with the feel of ancient times with huge battle ships that exchange cannon balls, infantry brigades that mostly use swords. The hero started as a low ranking soldier to commanding his own army. I finished the series when it was aired on TV but I would love to watch it again
1. Time Trouble Tondekeman!
Here’s another title in my all-time favorite series. The show is hilarious and concept of the story is great. The main characters are two high-schoolers (I think) who got stuck in the past because of a talking time machine in the form of a kettle. They lost the kettle in the ancient Iraq to the main antagonist, a fat magician. This is another series that has left me hanging for years.
The following series used to be in this list but I’ve found them already and acquired a copy:
After a long frustrating search, I finally got a copy of this series. It’s another futuristic anime. Supposedly, the world is under the control of the machine empire. The warriors of the machine empire each have their Bt’s which are robots taking different forms of animals that posses great powers. The main character is Takamiya Tepei (I wish I got that right) and with the help of the Bt of a former high ranking official from the machine empire, he’s out to rescue his genius brother who’s been taken hostage by the empire and forced to work.
This is a pretty popular series so you probably know about it already. Back when I didn’t have access to the internet and those time when my mom won’t let me go to the mall alone, and I don’t have enough budget to buy my own stuff, this series was hard to find. But not anymore. ^_^
You’re probably wondering why all series listed here are old titles. You might be expecting some new and upcoming titles when you saw the “Most Wanted Anime Series” post title. It’s just that new and upcoming titles may be hard to find now but they might be easier to find in the future. Old titles such as the one’s listed here are harder to find since they might be obsolete already. I hope not.
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Category: Rants & Raves
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