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Just an anime YKK fans might like

Been watching an anime called Zettai Shounen (as well as a half dozen others like petepeto-san, Ichigo Marshmallow and Kamichu!) and it reminded me a lot of the YKK anime eps. Decide to tell you all about it.

Starts off in small Japanese town and covers strange events and weird lights. Like YKK it's not very fast paced, good art and music, and very interesting story.

I definitely recommended it

I'd also recommend if you do watch at least a few eps before deciding if you don't like it or if you do.

Heres the ANIDB info for it

I'd commend getting the files from this channel if you have a IRC client:
#Doremi @ irc.Rizen.net or use this link to pull it right up
irc://irc.rizon.net:6667/Doremi . Triad is the group doing it but really doens't have any fast bots last I checked

Use the "dont_RAPE_me" bot in the channel, has like 1900 files but Massivly fast. I got 100KB to 150KB a seconds from it. Here it's packlist http://rorikonjyanai.net/?a=packlist

Other wise theres are torrents for the files. You can find them here http://a.scarywater.net/triad/

- Miah
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

gotta give it a try... somehow i've missed zs (though the name sounds familiar somehow...?) thankies : )

- lepinkainen
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I loved the first half (12 eps) of ZS. The scenery and slow pace are like YKK. However, the second half is in the big city and has almost a whole new cast and I didn't care much for it.

But the first half is a complete story and highly recommended (by me).

- Kerry
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The second half is just okay for me. In this second part they try to unravel the mytery behind the two types of material fairies. Most of the episodes are just as slow as the first part, but more talking, mostly about daily life, more or less like ARIA in the second part, while the first part is more like YKK with less talking.

- painsama
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The second half is great! Just like the first half, it develops fairly slowly, but it has very refined and steady pacing. One of the only shows I watch immediately after getting...

- JK
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I know this thread has generally been about Zettai Shounen (which I'll probably also get around to seeing), but I wanted to mention another show I've recently seen and couldn't find the "Recomended" YKK-ish anime shows threadd.... :(

Anyways, I've seen Windy Tales mentioned on this board a few times, and I recently watched the first 2 eps and thought it was wonderful. Easily the most "YKK-ish" of any show I've watched since YKK. Peculiar and interesting art style (almost Picasso-ish). But much of the show follows the wind and how it works, and those who can "manipulate" it-- and thus a lot of time is spent really __looking__ at things, as the wind moves them, as you pass by, etc. The show starts with the girl taking pictures of the "wind," rather than clouds-- even though its sort of invisible, and you can only see it by how it relates to the objects around it. The whole show has that sort of feel.

It also has a lot of really intersting daily details that other shows don't seem to have-- the teens in the show text each other on their cells, print their photographs on the computer, change ink cartridges, play with sparklers at night. Full of a lot of these daily, interesting, passing moments. Also, the wind becomes a very intersting metaphor-- for personal growth, or love, or self-control, etc. Only six eps have been fansubbed, but it's definitely worth seeing. Just wanted to share that. :)

- Steve Berry
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Actually we discussed some other animes that YKK fans may like in this thread:



But, yes, no specific thread like this before.

- painsama
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

There's a new series called Mushishi that's just started on the fansub circuit which I think will also interest fans of YKK. A mysterious traveller, Ginko the Mushi-shi visits places where stories and rumours tell of people who have come into contact with Mushi, the prototypes of life, something between the spirits of Shinto and animals. They have powers that affect people in different ways, not always beneficial, not always harmful. Slow-moving but incredibly well-animated in the backgrounds and scenery.

- Robert Sneddon
Thursday, November 3, 2005

i just saw the first 2 episodes of mushishi. it's a very good anime. i would call it "mystery/experimental anime" .

the manga is also very good.

- mr.aufziehvogel
Monday, November 7, 2005

Watched Mushishi. Very nice, I'd say. Though it is actually a horror anime, but it is really nice that I'd think that YKK fans may like.

- painsama
Monday, November 7, 2005

Mushishi is based on an award-winning manga that is also published in Afternoon. You can find lots of info on it, as well as screenshots & opinions, at the address below. Right now 3 groups are subbing the series in English: C1, AnimeForever, & ANBU. C1 is the fastest, but I think AnimeForever has the best quality. It is visually & aurally splendorous. It is gorgeous.


- Mirai
Wednesday, November 16, 2005


just search for the mushishi manga there.

i have volume 1 and 2 chapter s of volume 2.

really good.

and...sorry that i didn't buy it, but i can't read japanese nad they arent selling afternoon here.

- mr.aufziehvogel
Thursday, November 17, 2005

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