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Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2012, 04:52:12 pm »
Due to the presence of a ghost girl, On a Paper Crane is not completely realistic.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2012, 09:58:35 pm »
Due to the presence of a ghost girl, On a Paper Crane is not completely realistic.

oh ok. i'll erase it.
I haven't seen the movie and I thought it was realistic as i read the plot..

Offline datora

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2012, 12:46:33 am »
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One of my favorite movies; surprised it didn't get listed yet:

 • The Wings of Honneamise | Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa

It's been 8 or so years since I've seen it, so someone correct the recommendation if I forgot something important.  However, I believe it doesn't have anything "unrealistic," in that it adheres to all the known science and physics of our world.  It does set the story in a slightly different history and timeline than our "real" world.  It fictionalizes the actual countries and precise tech match-up for the time period, but more or less is approximately a WWII-era story about the first manned spaceflight with all the politics of warring nations competing to be first.

Magnificent animation and story.  Still a must-watch if it somehow doesn't meet your precise "realism" needs.
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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2012, 01:40:11 am »
well, haven't seen it (although it is in my to-watch list in the next few days), but seeing "sci-fi" and "parallel universe" as tags in the torrents section, I'm not sure if it fits in this category here..

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2012, 02:50:33 am »
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That's why I used quotes for "realism."  If you require historical accuracy then, no, it will not meet your REQ.  Thus the comments I made about it.

"Sci Fi" and "Parallel Universe" are convenient close fits, for lack of more perfect keywords.

It is a fairly immaculate telling of a story that could have happened in the middle of the last century if our world had followed a slightly different path going into and coming out of WWI.  "Parallel Universe" is a bit too strong; "Alternate Timeline" or "Alternate History" would be a bit more precise.  The events depicted are very significantly based upon the real history of the Russian vs. U.S. space race ... had it occurred in Asia a decade or so earlier.


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Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2012, 05:29:05 am »


Parallel Universe: Yes.
Alternative Earth: No (at least, in terms of geography and some cultural aspects).
Psychologically/Technically Realistic: Yes (if you don't mind somewhat non-traditional designs).
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Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2012, 07:56:46 pm »
I may have to add
8-gatsu no Symphony
i haven't seen this so I'm not sure. But it seems like realistic.
Pity that it hasn't been subtitled either...
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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2012, 10:16:56 pm »
would   Summer days with Coo  fit?
I guess i am an otaku or just hopelessly in love with anime   ai dattu itte

Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2012, 10:27:27 pm »
No because kappas are not real animals.

Offline Van.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2012, 10:59:15 pm »
Perfect Blue.
And I think Jin-Roh is also suitable.
Yes it's alternate history, but not science fiction, and certainly not fantasy.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2012, 11:16:45 pm »
No because kappas are not real animals.
and Yeti and Bigfoot too?
I guess i am an otaku or just hopelessly in love with anime   ai dattu itte

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2013, 06:22:41 pm »
I was wondering if anyone knows any new film of the last year or so.
Realistic with no element of fantasy.
I am not aware of anything except the latest Ghibli.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2013, 05:48:13 pm »
If you wanted a series I'd say NANA, otherwise I'm afraid I can't really be of all that much help.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2013, 09:22:47 pm »
It may be a little off topic but Planetes, being a one of the best hard sci-fi works out there had it's own brand of realism and even though it was a series I think it does worth an honorary mention.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2013, 03:43:03 pm »
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.

Any news on Momoko?

By the way, I see an unseeded full DVD in nyatorrents.
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Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2013, 04:33:40 pm »
Poke doll_licca and neo1024.

I'll post autotranslated subs a bit later.

Offline thinredline

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2015, 12:30:15 pm »
I updated the list of realistic films in first post.

Any new additions that you can think of?

Offline Al_Sleeper

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2015, 12:47:03 pm »
Green Days?
The King of Pigs?
The Fake?
Chang?
Himeyuri
Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze
Supper?
Life's Best 10?
Not Somewhere, But Here?
Hayabusa: Back to the Earth?
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Offline jsandoval

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2015, 03:53:00 am »
   Has anyone mentioned Sanctuary yet?  It's an OAV rather than movie, but since it's only a single release rather than a series I think it might still fit the bill.

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Re: The most realistic anime films?
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2015, 05:31:30 am »
Is Tokyo Godfathers realistic? The baby is a massive Deus ex Machina especially at the end.