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Offline thinredline

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The most realistic anime films?
« on: July 25, 2012, 10:38:26 pm »
Hello.
I'm searching for the most realistic anime films (whose plot is put in the 20th century and on - thus excluding samurai anime etc.) which means NO elements of science fiction, fantasy, mecha, wizards, magic, ghosts, anthropomorphism, etc.etc.
I'm interested only in films, NOT in series.

Some that I could think of (those in red are not subtitled):

Ghibli:
-Only Yesterday
-Whisper of the Heart
-From Up On Poppy Hill
-Ocean Waves
-Grave of the fireflies
-My neighbors the Yamadas
-The Wind Rises

other:
-Kotonoha no Niwa
-Byousoku 5 Centimeter
-Tokyo Godfathers
-Chie the Brat
-Diary of Anne Frank
-Furusato Japan
-Piano No Mori
-The Day the Earth moved
-5-tou ni Naritai
-Pattenrai!! Minami no Shima no Mizu Monogatari
-Momoko
-Dioxin no Natsu

-Κ-Οn Movie
-Mai mai Miracle
-Nasu: Summer in Andalusia
-8-gatsu no Symphony (Symphony in August)
-Happy Birthday Inochi Kagayaku Toki
-Me-gumi no Daigo: Kajiba no Baka Yarou
-Oshin
-Tottoi
-Helen Keller Monogatari: Ai to Hikari no Tenshi
-Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home
-Tamako Love Story


WWII:
-Giovanni's Island
-Barefoot Gen 1 & 2
-Who's Left Behind (Ushiro no Shoumen Daare)
-Rail of the Star
-Glass no Usagi
-Nagasaki 1945: Angelus no Kane
-Hiroshima ni Ichiban Densha ga Hashitta
-Kuroi Ame ni Utarete
-Kankara Sanshin
-Hi no Ame ga Furu
-Chocchan no Monogatari



Any other suggestions?
« Last Edit: March 14, 2015, 12:30:49 pm by thinredline »

Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 10:57:25 pm »
Momoko
5-tou ni Naritai
Dioxin no Natsu
Glass no Usagi
Hiroshima ni Ichiban Densha ga Hashitta
Bakumatsu no Spasibo
- if you don't mind XIX century.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2012, 11:14:15 pm by Al_Sleeper »

Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 11:24:56 pm »
Yes, thanks.
I knew these too (except the 2nd one - I'm gonna check it), but unfortunately noone seems to subtitle them!  :(

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 12:04:46 am »
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Offline deadskin

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 12:31:42 am »
lol
How about the K-On movie?

Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 05:13:47 am »
Glass no Usagi has HK English subs.
neo1024 translates Momoko subs from Russian to English. Hopefully, they will be available in a month or two.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2012, 05:17:09 am by Al_Sleeper »

Offline Triltaison

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 05:40:56 am »
I don't remember any fantastical elements in The Place Promised in Our Early Days or Millenium Actress, though the latter does skip around time frames.

Erm. Kind've drawing a blank on ones I've seen.

There are a few I have lined up for watching, but haven't gotten to yet: The Tibetan Dog, Lady Lady, A Wind Skimming the River's Surface, Rail of the Star, and Run Melos. The last is ancient Greece and Rail of the Star is WW2 era, but I dunno when the others take place yet (or if they fully meet your criteria). They look interesting anyway, so thought I'd mention them in case they do.

Offline deadskin

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 06:14:28 am »
I don't remember any fantastical elements in The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Not fantasy elements, but definitely sci-fi.

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Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 07:17:12 am »
Thanks for your suggestions.

@Garret02
this has sci-fi or fantasy elements, doesn't it? I've seen it but I don't remember much..

@Al_Sleeper
What do you mean HK subtitles?
the only ones i've found are machine translated, and wasn't  able to download them either..
And i want to see this film very much!

@Triltaison
Yes, A Wind Skimming the River's surface fits the category, although it's an OVA. But it's very good.
And I'm still waiting for a better quality version of Rail of the Star, to watch it.

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Offline Triltaison

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 08:32:51 am »
I don't remember any fantastical elements in The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Not fantasy elements, but definitely sci-fi.

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Oh, right... I watched it like five years ago so it's pretty fuzzy. I really don't remember much about it other than someone played a violin and a plane was involved. Maybe I should dust it off again, because I totally forgot about the sci-fi stuff and it's pretty major.

Welp, scratch it then.

Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012, 09:46:28 am »
HK subs are subs translated by Chinese translators.
Partially fixed subs for Glass no Usagi:
http://www.filedropper.com/theglassrabbit2005dvdripxvid-cnxp

Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2012, 10:42:59 am »
Thanks a million Al_Sleeper!  :)

(Oh, as I saw a bit, they're quite watchable! ;))
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Some i want to add (also without subtitles):
-Nagasaki 1945: Angelus no Kane
-Kuroi Ame ni Utarete
-Kankara Sanshin



newy EDIT: Don't doublepost.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 06:12:56 am by newy »

Offline arisvang

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012, 03:07:59 pm »
would like to add
-usagi drop
-clannad (excluding the alternate dimension point of view)
-princess sara (forgot the japanese title for this anime)

Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 04:21:27 pm »
Thnaks but as I stated in my first post, I'm looking for movies, NOT series!  ;)

Offline arisvang

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 04:26:59 pm »
oops, sorry, didn't notice it.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2012, 10:23:34 pm »
-1 millennium actress

Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2012, 06:30:39 am »
BTW, you can watch Dioxin no Natsu with auto-translated Russian subs. Its story is not too convoluted, therefore I doubt you'll have troubles understanding it.

Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2012, 12:18:09 pm »
well, I don't know any russian.
or do you mean to use the russian subtitles and auto-translate them in English?
Either way, I think I'd like to wait until someone releases it..

Any Russian guy here?

(by the way, I saw Glass no Usagi yesterday. it was good, thanks again for the subtitles. I wonder if the original DVD has this audio. It sounded like being on a radio or something, without any bass frequencies)
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Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2012, 01:02:00 pm »
or do you mean to use the russian subtitles and auto-translate them in English?
Yes.

Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2012, 03:52:39 pm »
I've updated the first post with a more complete list (based on some suggestions from the others too)