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Title: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 07, 2007, 06:02:32 PM
Boo. I'm stealing Nuri's topic ideas.


I just finished watching Elfen Lied about two weeks ago. It had a sad yet satisfying ending, like when you eat your last bowl of frosted flakes. It was also somewhat less bloody than I expected. I've seen worse.

Right now I'm watching Mahou Sensei Negima. It's a harem anime, yet I fail to see how it's a harem as the guy's a 10 year old boy surrounded by women who look like they're in high school. But it sure has the whole "lead male gets beat up by the women" thing going on (Edit: and it's ALWAYS the love interest who beats up the guy, even in this series!)... are Japanese males into submission and torture? And why do anime women think the men's intentions are always perverted, are Japanese males all a bunch of horny pedos? Well, at least this anime doesn't have excessive fanservice yet, I'm sure we don't need to see any more animated 15 year old panty shots.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 07, 2007, 08:03:36 PM
I'm currently downloading death note and shingu.

And watching Escaflowne (subbed) on On Demand cable.

I thought elfen lied was ok.  Before my computer got wiped I hadn't deleted it even after I finished watching it because I was entertaining the idea that one day I would meet a hot chick who was into anime and we'd watch elfen lied and have sex while that crazy bitch tore people up with her invisible hands.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Jun 07, 2007, 08:39:06 PM
None. I've given up anime pretty much. I might catch Gundam00 when it comes out, but otherwise... eh.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 07, 2007, 09:51:53 PM
I quit watching Elfen Lied on the third volume.  I just never cared for it.  I may eventually watch the last volume just to close it out, but I'm in no hurry.

Negima's a cute series, but the final arc of the anime was pretty surprising, perhaps even shocking.  Of course, it ended as expected, but it certainly followed a strange course to get there.  It was worth seeing through to the end.

I keep a fairly long list of stuff I'm currently watching, and I have a number that I'm still catching up on.  I still haven't finished the second season of the Ghost in the Shell series, but I have every intention of starting over from the beginning and marathoning it.  Air Gear's been fun so far, Hellsing Ultimate's first OVA (much closer to the manga this go-around) was AWESOME, Eureka Seven's been very enjoyable.  Haruhi just came out, and it was a lot of fun.  I've also been watching the older stuff, like You're Under Arrest and the new dub of Macross.  Bleach has been good, and I liked Black Lagoon.  Coyote Ragtime Show has been fun.  Ultramaiden Valkyrie is pretty shitty, though...talk about a show lending itself to lolicon. 

As for shows I recently finished up, Gun Sword was a lot better than I expected, and Mars Daybreak was much cooler than it gets credit for being.  Hare+Guu's a hoot, but I haven't seen the Deluxe OVA yet (had to use a trial Blockbuster Online rental to get it...Netflix is starting to be a pain when it comes to new anime).  My-Hime took a while to heat up, but when it did, it was pretty enjoyable.  For a show that was the anniversary series for Gainax, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World was comparatively lackluster.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 07, 2007, 10:55:06 PM
Can anyone tell what episode of gitsac I'm on?

It's the one where laughing man comes back and re-visits/kidnaps the senator only it's secretly someone else posing as him at one point (i won't say who for people that haven't seen it)...actually I could be wrong about that last part...it's been awhile but I don't feel like rewatching from ep 1. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 08, 2007, 02:46:23 PM
This one? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Other_Side_of_Good_and_Evil)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 08, 2007, 02:52:18 PM
Merla and I finished Gankutsuou and are watching Saiyuki Reload Gunlock.  I've also been revisting Yu Yu Hakusho, mainly the eps that I recorded back when the Dark Tournament was being shown on Toonami.

I saw most of Negima back when we had Dish on ColoursTV.  The ending was something else.  I didn't really follow the series closely because it was getting tedious so I missed out on what exactly led up to the ending.

Escaflowne is wonderful.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 09, 2007, 03:27:05 AM
This one? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Other_Side_of_Good_and_Evil)

yes that's the one thanks.

It goes to 26 I'm assuming so I've got 3 more to find and DL before I can start the next season.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Jun 09, 2007, 04:34:50 AM
None, Nadda, zip.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 09, 2007, 11:30:52 AM
I found out there's two Negimas... the one I'm watching and one called Negima!? which has the same characters but is an action series rather than a harem/fanservice one.

Kashimashi: Girl meets Girl has also caught my eye. It's about some boy who dies and aliens resurrect him as a girl and he has lesbian-like relationships with his girl friends. At least this guy knows what to do when he turns into a woman! If it were me I'd be having lesbian sex with as many women as I could find.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 10, 2007, 09:29:15 PM
I've continued going through the tiny remnants of my anime collection rewatching some of the stuff from there.  So I've revisited the Darkstalkers anime, Key the Metal Idol, and Galaxy Fraulein Yuna.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Jun 10, 2007, 10:22:30 PM
Galaxy Angel A. I'm a fan of the randomness of Galaxy Angel.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 10, 2007, 11:25:58 PM
Escaflowne is wonderful.

Yes, yes, yes!  Certainly an anime classic there.  That $40 perfect collection I got remains one of the best anime deals I ever made.

For other oldies but goodies...I believe His & Her Circumstances (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?topic=951.0) has wound up supplanting Evangelion as my all-time favorite anime series.  Despite the considerable flaws, that which works works so wonderfully that it more than makes up for the shortcomings.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 11, 2007, 12:01:31 AM
I would like Escaflowne on DVD, but the only reason would be for subless viewing since I've heard enough of it in English and Brian Drummond couldn't save that thing if he went into Zechs-overload and shat out a fireball.  My tapes do just fine, so I see no reason to re-buy it when I can try something else.  The movie on the other hand I do have on DVD and pee-yewwww.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Jun 11, 2007, 09:04:49 AM
I recently purchased Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. Quite enjoyed the randomness and spoofing nature of it.

"Hey kids how the fuck are you? Would you like some fucking hot dogs? How about some fucking ketchup or some fucking mustard on that fucking hot dog?!"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 11, 2007, 04:23:48 PM
so the english dub of escaflowne sucks?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 11, 2007, 07:56:40 PM
I've been sitting here comparing Negima to Love Hina, when they (or at least the manga of them) were made by the same guy.

At least the anime is light on the excessive underage fanservice. The manga of Negima I glanced at this weekend, and there's a panty shot every other page!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 12, 2007, 12:05:06 AM
Abenobashi is a real hoot, but it, like many of its kind, takes a serious turn towards the end.  Still a lot of fun.

The English dub of Escaflowne wasn't horrible, but it wasn't the best.  But given that most localized anime of the time was absolute trash, that's worth noting.  I still enjoyed it.

The panty shot is an Akamatsu hallmark.  I still prefer Love Hina over Negima...but if you're looking for a really good harem romantic comedy, Ai Yori Aoshi is still my favorite.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Jun 12, 2007, 08:49:37 AM
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu.

Bonta-kun Is freakin' awesome.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 12, 2007, 03:10:21 PM
so the english dub of escaflowne sucks?

Not horrible like "teh werst eva" but not worth spending extra money to hear it, especially since I already own the series and can make DVDs off of my tapes.  On a related note (because I first watched them both concurrently), Saber Marionette J's dub is worse than Escaflowne's.  Saffron Henderson as Bloodberry is the only saving grace.  And perhaps Maggie Blue O'Hara as Lime.  Two main characters are just terribly miscasted and a lot of the acting is meh.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 12, 2007, 05:31:22 PM
My shingu torrent isn't working...no wait...IT IS!

Just got death note 1-30 too
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 12, 2007, 06:35:12 PM
Only 2 eps in and I already love death note.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 13, 2007, 12:50:25 PM
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Brian Drummond couldn't save that thing if he went into Zechs-overload and shat out a fireball.

Treize was probably used to that.  :P  Funny that Brian always nanners on in interviews about how Alan is his all-time favorite role - I was more impressed with Ed the Doorman.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 13, 2007, 04:29:44 PM
Abenobashi = Fucking awesome
Escaflowne = Fucking fucking awesome
Death Note = Fucking awesome from what I've seen of it...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 13, 2007, 11:45:05 PM
I hear a lot about Death Note, but not so much that really says why it's to be seen.  It's not out here yet, so until then I'm not really concerned with finding out.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 14, 2007, 12:07:22 AM
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Brian Drummond couldn't save that thing if he went into Zechs-overload and shat out a fireball.

Treize was probably used to that.  :P  Funny that Brian always nanners on in interviews about how Alan is his all-time favorite role - I was more impressed with Ed the Doorman.

I liked "the Pine Bluff Variant" episode of the "X-Files" myself.  Poor bank teller Brian tried to save with day by pressing the silent alarm only to be shot and killed.  Good times.  I can't find the vids knurph made for me of that.  Dang it all.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 14, 2007, 05:32:54 AM
death note has plot twists that would be right at home in a major motion picture.

It's nice for a change to not be able to guess what will happen next.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 14, 2007, 01:08:19 PM
I found Death Note to be a lot smarter than a lot of anime, kinda in a Paranoid Agent kind of way.

I've become a Negi x Nodoka fan here.. fuck Asuna. Those two are just too cute.
Negima stop motion with toys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg-Y8afEy_c&mode=related&search=)
Kinda cool, but would be cooler if they actually had voices so I knew who was talking.

Oh, and I gave up on Love Hina a while ago. I got tired of seeing the main humor element of it being the male character getting his ass kicked by every girl on the show for dumb reasons. There's NO excuse for violence against nerdy anime males.


I'm also watching Claymore (demons, vampires, fantasy, shit like that) and that reminds me that I have to download some more of that...and I've also seen some of Code Geass (giant robots, evil empire, people revolting against empire) which is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 14, 2007, 01:51:42 PM
Paranoid Agent got on my goddamn nerves.  It had ripples of sheer greatness and brilliance mixed with ones of absolute boredom and dullness, and then you find out about the fucking dog and that slimefest comes along all "WTF".  Ruined.  Someone needs to go to Japan and teach them how to make endings.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 14, 2007, 02:54:51 PM
PA  and Wolf's Rain are what made me spoil myself before watching all of Trinity Blood - since I'd only seen a few random fantapes, I Wiki'd the synopsis before I committed 26 Saturdays to something that would make me want to throw a pint glass through the screen at the end. 

For all of DBZ's faults, it ended well.  We'll just ignore DBGT for the sake of this argument.  :P  I thought Samurai Champloo concluded brilliantly.

And X-Files with poor Brian gasping on the floor!  How could I forget that?!  ;D
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 14, 2007, 05:00:56 PM
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu.

Bonta-kun Is freakin' awesome.

The whole franchise is great.  FMP! was awesome, but it was somewhat scattered as it combined scifi military action with schoolyard drama and humor.  Fumoffu focused on the school part and was a laugh riot, and Second Raid focused on action and drama and was very good in itself.  If you haven't watched the others, it's a good reason to sign up with Netflix for a month or so.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 15, 2007, 12:14:53 AM
Yeah, SC had an decent end to it.  WR pissed me off.  It could've been brillaint.  I still like to watch random episodes from time to time, but right when Cher died, the rest of the series died with her. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 15, 2007, 04:26:24 AM
I would totally use the death note and not just on criminals.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 18, 2007, 01:39:47 PM
Just started on Le Chevalier D'Eon.  Beautifully drawn and based in an interesting historical figure.  That and Amazon hasn't delivered Hellsing Ultimate 2 yet.   My Integra fix eludes me still.  :love:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 18, 2007, 08:12:04 PM
is ultimate any better than the original?


I just got more of a fix of Code Geass. It's Clamp but not like typical Clamp. You have your evil empire that's taking over the world, and who puts the citizens of the countries it takes over in ghettos/camps/or just kills them, nazi style. You have this main character who's the bastard son of the emperor who blames the empire for his mother's death and his sister's blindness/parapelegia, and has joined forced with Japanese rebels to wage war on the empire. The two things he has going for him is he's a brilliant tactician, and he has this eye (the Geass) that allows him to Jedi Mindtrick and order anyone to do what he wants them to do.

I just won a capsule figurine of the guy with his Geass eye, he's only half an inch tall and has some kind of lanyard hooked to his head.

I also saw a little of Romeo x Juliet and some anime about a butler with super powers.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 18, 2007, 08:53:53 PM
That's the figurine I have. I hear the Geass in his left eye makes him a rare find.

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Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Firebird1 on Jun 18, 2007, 09:33:30 PM
I'm watching FMP myself, and it's great.  Meanwhile I'm watching the Venture Brothers Season 2 DVD right now. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 19, 2007, 12:32:47 AM
I liked the first season better, but two's a lot of fun...my favorite was the date episode.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 19, 2007, 01:29:45 PM
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is ultimate any better than the original?

We don't get 3 chapters of Seras angsting about being a vampire thankfully.   :razz: Much closer to the spirit of the manga.  I don't mind an original OVA storyline (or deviated after a point as this was) and was quite happy to see Integra on screen, but you couldn't get a straight pin up her ass with a jackhammer. Ultimate keeps her sense of humor and the almost flirtatious/teasing rapport she has with Alucard.  Part of the mystery of Hellsing is what keeps Alucard around, and I think Crispin Freeman hit the nail when he said that Alucard was looking for anything to get him jazzed after 500+ years.  It's evident in the manga how much he enjoys the constant mental sparring with  Integra, and they got it right in this OVA. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 19, 2007, 04:38:04 PM
Agreed, it's a real improvement.  The difference will be very apparent with the next volume, since they've caught up with where the manga and original anime diverged, that being the point at which Hellsing first heard of the existence of Millenium from Jan Valentine.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 20, 2007, 01:31:03 PM
Romor has part of the storyline from Hellsing: The Dawn in an upcoming volume.  Wonder if it will have Girlycard or just Walter bustin' Nazis.  Young Walter is the shit.  :love:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 21, 2007, 01:08:31 AM
Hell, OLD Walter is the shit!  Alfred Pennyworth has nothing on that guy.

For the next episode...Pip Bernadotte FTW
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 21, 2007, 09:31:04 PM
holy crap shit is goin down on INTERNET!

apparently viz the company that makes death note has ordered a cease and desist to all fun sub people because...well because they don't want me seeing it...for free...I guess.

Who cares.

The point is that some people have continued to sub it anyway and I've got to assemble all the remaining episodes before their torrents vanish!

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 21, 2007, 09:49:43 PM
The episodes up to 36 are downloading as we speak.

According to some post there are 37 eps total.

Doug can you confirm this?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 22, 2007, 12:28:16 PM
Confirm what? Do I look like the Great Confirmer? Must everything be confirmed by me? Fine then, it gets my stamp of approval!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 22, 2007, 01:11:52 PM
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Hell, OLD Walter is the shit!  Alfred Pennyworth has nothing on that guy.

Or Norman from Big O.  But I can't give old Walter a  :love: - I have my cradle-robbing rep to maintain.  :laugh:

Couldn't get into Pip - that damn band-aid on his nose bugged me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 22, 2007, 09:35:31 PM
Confirm what? Do I look like the Great Confirmer? Must everything be confirmed by me? Fine then, it gets my stamp of approval!

So you don't know eh?

Well I until I get to the bottom of this I will go by "B"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 27, 2007, 05:11:48 AM
37 was the last episode.

The side that I wanted to win out didn't but it was still great and Death Note is now one of my all time favorites.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 05, 2007, 07:33:55 PM
American adult male trying to do the british voice of a 10 year old = fuck fail.

And this is why I hate dubs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 06, 2007, 05:29:22 PM
Holy shit. I just downloaded Eiken. This shit's full of nothing but fanservice. All the girls, even the 12 year olds, have fucking double-G breasts.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 06, 2007, 06:20:07 PM
I saw the OVA on encore. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Jul 06, 2007, 10:39:28 PM
...Still watchin' Fumoffu. Can't get enough of that Rugby episode.
"I hear one whimper out of any of you and I will unscrew your head and SHIT DOWN YOUR NECK!"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 07, 2007, 06:48:39 PM
Ok, I seem to see a lot of people making reference to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... is this just that good, or are people looking for another Azumanga Daioh? Should I add it to my already enormous list of anime I have to watch?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 07, 2007, 07:05:54 PM
I heard alot about harui too but I'm not a huge azu fan so I don't know if I'll like it.

I've seen my share of mundane highschool kid animes and the only 1 I really liked was GTO.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 09, 2007, 07:12:14 PM
Holy fuck there's a Devil May Cry anime out. Why was I not informed?!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 10, 2007, 03:29:21 AM
I really, really like Haruhi, but comparing it to Azumanga Daioh makes no sense.  The animation is FAR superior, the art far more detailed with more typical but very well-realized character designs, but the humor is more, I don't know, "scripted" than AzuDai and also has a rather serious overarching, if a bit undefined, plotline. If you took my opinion as gospel, you'd put Haruhi very close to the top of your to-see list.

Eiken...despite my great appreciation for fanservice, even I stayed clear from this one, having heard of the plethora of offensively-sized bazooms.  If you want torpedo tits with an actual if difficult to figure out storyline, watch Divergence Eve/Misaki Chronicles.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 10, 2007, 09:11:13 AM
I didn't WANT to watch Eiken, I just downloaded it because I needed clips from it.




...and I said.. HOLY FUCK there's a Devil May Cry anime out.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 11, 2007, 12:19:19 AM
I didn't WANT to watch Eiken, I just downloaded it because I needed clips from it.

Well that makes perfect sense.   ::)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 11, 2007, 05:56:28 PM
Well of course I have to watch it to find the clips. I mean this is something I would normally not watch, I just got it to look for a clips for an AMV I'm messing around with.

Oh yea, and the version I downloaded was a rip in japanese only with no subtitles, so I have no idea what the fuck is going on in the show. But just sitting down and watching it (and jotting down the times of footage I want to extract), it's fucking fanservicey to the extreme. Big boobs and panty shots every fucking second.


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Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 11, 2007, 07:48:00 PM
O_O
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 11, 2007, 11:44:55 PM
Fanservice to freaks.  There's nothing remotely hot about that circus sideshow.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 12, 2007, 12:40:06 AM
I don't know about that.  I imagine she needs icepacks under ta-tas of that magnitude.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 12, 2007, 02:23:07 AM
Icepacks won't cure those tumors.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 12, 2007, 02:17:13 PM
Found the subtitles. Fucking matroska (mkv) open source video files and fucking inability to edit them in any video editing program or burn them to dvd fucking stupid fucks should have stuck with mp4....

*watches again*









.... @__________@
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 13, 2007, 01:14:03 AM
You say you don't like it.  But you do.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 13, 2007, 08:30:21 AM
Fanservice to freaks.  There's nothing remotely hot about that circus sideshow.

My penis moved.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 13, 2007, 01:35:30 PM
A subtle breeze would make your penis move.  It doesn't mean anything.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 13, 2007, 02:40:19 PM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jul 13, 2007, 02:52:01 PM
Someone should devise a Saffir-Simpson Scale for erections.

"I've gotcher Cat 5 HERE, bitch!"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 13, 2007, 07:43:10 PM
Jesus fuck... that Eiken's like pr0n without the nudity. There's so many borderline almost-pr0n scenes in there... the water all looks like semen when it gets on women, the guy gets in all sorts of situations where his arm/hand/leg are rubbing some girl's boobs or crotch, and an eel even crawls into some girl's swimsuit. I'm suprised this isn't labeled "not for children".

And why the fuck does the 11 year old have to have the biggest breast size? It makes her look like she has elephantits of the boobs! And they defy gravity too!  :puke:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 13, 2007, 11:01:21 PM
If you want to wash Eiken off the palate, watch Girls Bravo, the greatest harem show ever.  The fanservice is very well-done and it's hilarious.  And IDE *IS* Fukuyama!

Also, if you watch it, be sure to listen to it in English...it's one of the few animes that benefits from localization.

(http://www.shwiggie.com/boards/anime/girlsbravo-bj1.gif)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Jul 13, 2007, 11:15:16 PM
...STILL Watching Fumoffu. That Hot Springs episode....That poor kid will never be the same after getting wang in his face.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 15, 2007, 01:38:09 AM
I just saw the first disc of Fate: Stay/Night.  It's not a terrible anime by any means, by it feels kinda blah.  And the third ep was nothing but boring psuedo-explanations that leave more questions than they answered.  Not really impressed at this point, but interested enough to still queue the second volume.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Jul 15, 2007, 09:06:46 AM
Fate:Stay/Night is mediocre. It's plot twist is Ultra LAME ANd makes me want to beat people senseless. THough I do admit it has one of the best Death Fight sequences I've ever seen. Period.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 15, 2007, 01:08:22 PM
I just remembered an anime I once saw, about two years ago. Only saw two episodes but it looked fricking sweet. it involved this photo journalist who sneaks into some uber-rich secret society and he gets endowed with the awesome gift of blowing people up by taking their picture. So much for family vacation photos (but what if he runs out of film?). I remember it being uber-violent and excessively pervertedly sexual and I can't remember what the damn show was called.  :goddammit:


Oh yea, and it had Duran Duran for the intro theme song. And there was some kind of Mr. Fantastic with a rubber bondage fetish.
Title: Karas' Moving Castle
Post by: The D on Jul 30, 2007, 03:08:30 PM
I rented Howl's Moving Castle and the first DVD of Karas over the weekend.


I didn't like Howl's as much as I thought I would. Maybe my tastes are just too high or something, or maybe I'm not some liberal Canadian film lover that jacks off at every artsy film that comes out.

First off, you have this girl who meets Howl for all of 5 minutes, and then the Jello Witch comes in and casts the spell on her. Why would the Witch have any reason to be jealous of the two... they've only just met and they haven't even gotten to the raunchy sex yet! There also seems to be a lack of the important details in this movie...why does Howl ingest the spirit? Why is the Witch of the one kingdom after him? Did he have powers before he took in the Spirit? A lot was kinda left in the air. And there was other things that just bugged me about this, and I can't remember what those were.

Oh yea, it was a 2 DVD set, but the second DVD only had a storyboards extra. WTF? Why waste an entire disk for some storyboards?!


Karas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karas_(anime)) is like... "Holy shit the LOL MATRIX SLOW MO and WTFBBQ JIGGLEY ACTION CAMERA ROFL have invaded Japan!!!" The action scenes leave a lot to be desired at times. They all look like they were directed by Michael Bay himself, with crazy camera angles and shakey camera moments and shit flying at the camera all wild like half the time, and it's too chaotic to know what's happening at times.

Not only that, but the whole thing feels like they tried to cram in a 26 episode series into 6 episodes. There's all sorts of 1 minute scenes that are trying to explain things that are better explained in 5 minutes. Not only that, but you barely get to know any of the characters. The main character, the Karas, all you know about him is that he's comatose in a hospital and his spirit fights demons for another spirit. You don't find out anything else about him, like his background or what motivates him. Hell, even the villian barely gets ANY screen time! The most screen time is taken to secondary characters, like a detective investigating the wierd shit going on, and a girl who seems to get caught up in all the wierd shit.

At least near the end of the first dvd did it feel the storyline was getting a little more fleshed out, and it was starting to get slightly better in both terms of story and action.

There's a second DVD.. The first DVD is episodes 1-3 squashed into a movie. And it came out in April 2006. The second DVD is still not out.

Howl I'd recommend to people who are Ghibli fans. Karas I'd only recommend as a rental, and I'm not even sure about that. It's all flashy pretty shit and no substance.
Title: Re: Karas' Moving Castle
Post by: The D on Jul 30, 2007, 03:20:15 PM
Oh yea, and it seems they only have up to episode 4 of Karas completed. What happened, did they run out of budget for all the pretty pretty Michael Bay CG battles?
Title: Re: Karas' Moving Castle
Post by: B E C K on Jul 30, 2007, 08:40:02 PM
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First off, you have this girl who meets Howl for all of 5 minutes, and then the Jello Witch comes in and casts the spell on her. Why would the Witch have any reason to be jealous of the two...

Because the Witch wants Howl for herself.  Not really established until the end where she wants Calcifer.  I don't recall a lot of the other details, but there's the book of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones.  It's at a Harry Potter sort of reading level, so it's easy to peel through.

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Oh yea, it was a 2 DVD set, but the second DVD only had a storyboards extra. WTF? Why waste an entire disk for some storyboards?!

Dude, no idea.  I do agree it's pretty much for Ghibli fans only.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 30, 2007, 11:52:49 PM
I just realized the Karas/Howl topic totally goes with the anime watching topic on the same front page, so I'm a-merging.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: TM2 Rampage on Jul 30, 2007, 11:54:38 PM
Y'know, I think maybe the storyboards were drawn by Miyazaki himself. I'm not too sure, though. I think it's neat to look at them. I like looking at sketches and stuff. It's kinda neat to see how the pros work.

There seems to be a nice helping of extras on the first disc, though. But, it seems to be focused a lot on the American localization of it. But it shows Miyazaki visiting Pixar studios and them screening the English version there (and it's a neat-looking place, I guess). And uh, there's another one where it shows Christian Bale recording his voice for Howl.

But yeah, I didn't like Howl's Moving Castle. I saw Spirited Away, thought it was mostly pretty good, so I bought Howl's Moving Castle when it came out on DVD. Come to think of it, those two movies are kinda similar... they draaaaaaaaag on when it nears the end, and then they put in a rush ending -_-



Someone lent me the first Karas DVD a long time ago, so I watched it. I couldn't see shit. It was too dark. This may have been largely the fault of my dad's projection TV that we used to watch it, as that TV is kinda old, seems blurrier than a regular TV, and has very poor contrast for dark scenes (I couldn't play some video games on it for this reason, because it was so dark).
The first scene in Karas was kinda neat, and reminded me a bit of Big-O.
But overall, I thought the DVD was a waste of time.


I also borrowed Blood: The Last Vampire, which was better. It's only about 45-50 minutes long, though. If you watch it with the original audio (which I think may be all there is), some characters speak both English and Japanese throughout the story. I thought this was pretty new and unique, and it fits within the context of the story. Oh, and this "movie" is kinda dark... and the main character, Saya, is pretty serious and gruff, unlike how she is in that Blood+ series (Which I don't watch, because it looks like they made her meek and useless).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 31, 2007, 12:00:00 AM
I love that Blood thing.  I didn't think I neccessarily would, but it solidifies for me that anime and hell, whatever work animated or not that you look at, it works better in a small powerful dose.  A lot of shit get dragged out longer than it needs to be.  I'd rather see a fluid feature than 26 episodes of still screens with panning and talking to feign action and movement.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 31, 2007, 12:11:03 AM
Blood+ could have been a passable 26 episode series, instead it's a mediocre 50 episode ordeal.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 31, 2007, 12:38:41 AM
I don't get people paying good money to drag shit out and make it bland.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 01, 2007, 02:08:03 PM
I don't even want to acknowledge that Blood plus is even related to Blood: The Last Vampire.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 01, 2007, 03:05:02 PM
Just started watching Ayakashi: Samurai Ghost Stories on IATV. Geneon apparently owns a huge block of programming every Tuesday.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Merla on Aug 01, 2007, 05:16:15 PM
I rented Howl's Moving Castle and the first DVD of Karas over the weekend.


I didn't like Howl's as much as I thought I would. Maybe my tastes are just too high or something, or maybe I'm not some liberal Canadian film lover that jacks off at every artsy film that comes out.

First off, you have this girl who meets Howl for all of 5 minutes, and then the Jello Witch comes in and casts the spell on her. Why would the Witch have any reason to be jealous of the two... they've only just met and they haven't even gotten to the raunchy sex yet! There also seems to be a lack of the important details in this movie...why does Howl ingest the spirit? Why is the Witch of the one kingdom after him? Did he have powers before he took in the Spirit? A lot was kinda left in the air. And there was other things that just bugged me about this, and I can't remember what those were.



Like Beck said the Witch of the Waste wants Howl for herself.  They use to have thing but then Howl found out the Witch faked her beauty so he left her.  Howl ingested Calcifer, a dying falling star, because they made a deal. Calcifer wanted to live and Howl wanted Calcifer's dark powers.  There was a price to pay at the cost of Howl's heart and Calcifer's freedom.  The witch from the kingdom who is after him is the King's sorcerer, Madam Suliman.  She is Howl's old mentor who Howl fears.  Madam Suliman is upset with Howl because he took off before completing his training, made a contract with fire demon, and refuses to assist the King with the War. Yes Howl had powers but he wanted to be stronger.  Were you even paying attention to the movie?!?


Fate Stay Night is just okay.

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Merla on Aug 03, 2007, 01:15:42 PM
Has anyone here seen Ergo Proxy?  What sort of anime is it? Do you recommend it?

Also is Kyo Kara Maoh worth checking out?  I liked the preview I saw for it but we all know how misleading previews can be.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 03, 2007, 01:30:32 PM
I bought the first Ergo Proxy and was frankly bored.  Maybe it gets better later on, but I'd rent/borrow it before committing.   I'm quite liking Kyou Kara Maoh - wish I had caught it from the beginning.  If nothing else, Yuuri engaged to Wolfram is a hoot.  ;D
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 03, 2007, 08:56:18 PM
I saw the same previews Merla saw and the girl looks hot but the show looks dull.  At least Fate/Stay picked up, even I have to wait to see the last two volumes.  But that'll give me time to finally move on to Twelve Kingdoms.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 04, 2007, 02:55:19 PM
Like Beck said the Witch of the Waste wants Howl for herself.  They use to have thing but then Howl found out the Witch faked her beauty so he left her.  Howl ingested Calcifer, a dying falling star, because they made a deal. Calcifer wanted to live and Howl wanted Calcifer's dark powers.  There was a price to pay at the cost of Howl's heart and Calcifer's freedom.  The witch from the kingdom who is after him is the King's sorcerer, Madam Suliman.  She is Howl's old mentor who Howl fears.  Madam Suliman is upset with Howl because he took off before completing his training, made a contract with fire demon, and refuses to assist the King with the War. Yes Howl had powers but he wanted to be stronger.  Were you even paying attention to the movie?!?

I got some of this. But it still doesn't explain why the witch of the west went after Sophie right away... she had just met Howl. Unless she saw that her and Howl were together at that moment, and by the way they were acting assumed she was dating him.

The Sub says that Howl was "interested" in the Witch, it mentions nothing about a date, but if that happened I assume the Witch was good looking back then due to a spell, either that or Howl has a thing for giant blobs. Or maybe he was just interested in her powers.

It still doesn't say if Howl had powers before he ingested the spirit though.

And it doesn't explain how Sophie's spell was broken (not all the way apparently), either seemed to be when she showed love for Howl, or stood up for herself instead of calling herself plain and ugly all the time.

Also, it seems there are never any true villians in any Miazaki film.. :/ They all end up at least semi-good at the end.

Dig this though. The credits say the movie is based off a book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howl's_Moving_Castle). Now I want to read the book.

Oh yea, and Calcifer was the best character in that movie.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: TM2 Rampage on Aug 05, 2007, 03:33:44 AM
The small comedic relief-type critters are usually the fan favorites...  :joe: :poo: :rawr:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 07, 2007, 05:15:31 PM
Dig this though. The credits say the movie is based off a book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howl's_Moving_Castle). Now I want to read the book.

Holy shit.  :lol:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 08, 2007, 04:14:43 PM
Has anyone here seen Dead Leaves or heard of it? I haven't seen it, but I saw the trailer on the KARAS dvd. It's basically Tank Girl: The Anime. On acid.

A google search of the series explains what I mean far better than I can. (http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=dead+leaves+anime&btnG=Search+Images)
Or the You tube trailer for those of high bandwith. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuieF9Uzgc)

I save final judgement on KARAS when I see the rest of it. But I don't have high hopes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 08, 2007, 06:37:08 PM
Yes, I've heard of it.  Didn't see it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 10, 2007, 12:06:52 AM
Holy carps, Merla and I began watch Saiyuki season two.  What a piece of shit.  It's so bad, it's laughably bad.  It's like they used someone's fanfic for the script.  A handsome new villain-- CHECK, with two different colored eyes-- CHECK, a magic sword --CHECK, emo handcuffs-- CHECK, fashionable robe-- CHECK, and he calls himself a god-- CHECK.  And he has two god buddies?  CHECK CHECK!  He invades the main villain's castle and dispatches the two best fighters on the spot. CHECK!  He sends out minion after minion to do work he could do in ten seconds just so he can attempt to look cool sitting boredly on his throne.  CHECK!!!  He wants Goku to get stronger in a strangely homo-way, yet he spares the Sanzo party when he has no reason to.  He just wants Goku, so kill the others on the spot!  "Gods" are popping up left and right and they're dispatched just like the demons in the show.  FTW?  Then why are they gods if it's so damn easy?

And then they focused a whole episode on those losers that impersonated the Sanzo party back in the first season.  But it was like we were suppose to feel sorry for the losers and take them seriously.  They're comic relief!  Focus on the damn Sanzo party, the show's about them.  So far, one passable episode out of eight.  Hideous.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 10, 2007, 10:55:04 AM
Holy shit. I just downloaded Eiken. This shit's full of nothing but fanservice. All the girls, even the 12 year olds, have fucking double-G breasts.

We had a free preview of Encore action and this was on. I couldn't even get through the first episode. I kept thinking there must be a story in here someplace...but nope.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 10, 2007, 12:53:26 PM
Somehow, I managed to catch parts of Eiken last night on 2 different channels.  Eps 1 & 2 maybe?  Rama, did you see the one with the yogurt slide?   ::)  GURLZ with WHITE STUFF all over them, dur hur!  And the one chick who always had something like a banana or sausage on a stick in her mouth.  Funny one or two times, but by the 15th, I'm yelling, "Jeez, I GET IT already!"  :razz:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 11, 2007, 01:30:06 AM
Yeah I saw the Yogurt slide......and......well.....
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Aug 12, 2007, 10:59:57 AM
....Still Fumoffu.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 12, 2007, 08:45:16 PM
Started "Kyo Kara Maoh!"  Like it so far.  If I had to pick one thing that bothers me slightly, is that this dude sees a flying winged skeleton and has such a blah reaction.  It's a fucking flying skeleton.  For once, I'd like to see stuff with genuine reactions-- people screaming, foaming at the mouth, and shitting themselves-- when they come across weird supernatural crap.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 14, 2007, 11:51:56 AM
I just saw the anime that Joe has as his sig pic. It's one of those high school comedy bits. Cynical, emo teacher with psycho students, including obsessed stalker lady and anti-social girl who wears a blanket and looks like she's from the Ring.

I also found out I'm missing out on Lucky Star. It's as random and irrelevant as Auzmanga Daioh, as both were adapted from 4-panel comedy manga. It also has a really addictive cheerleader dance intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuxSuib5IwM). I'm not sure what's with dancing in credits... first you had a bit in the intro of Tenjou Tenge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6eln8NMT5E), then the elaborate dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2HpAE-QcQA) in Haruhi Suzumiya's ending credits, and now this. Lucky Star is a high school comedy and all the characters are constantly chibified. The main character, the blue-haired girl, is an anime geek and likes playing hentai games. o_O
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 15, 2007, 02:56:31 AM
I saw the newer dub of Akira the other night and hated ever minute of it. The voices lacked the character of the first dub and were rather flat. The Colonel didn't sound mean, Kaneda didn't sound like a smart ass (which Cam Clarke pulled off great), and I liked how in the orginal they tried to make "The Numbers" sound old and child like at the same time (cause they were.) but in this one they threw that out and just made them sound like kids.

Also the script wasn't as good either. Some classics lines like "Who you suppose to be? The Funeral director?" where replaced with flat and unclever lines like "Hey! What's with the get up man!" ugh.

I really think they should have just left well enough alone. It was fine the way it was.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 15, 2007, 12:21:18 PM
All I remember about Akira was that I found it unwatchable when I first saw it and when I bought the newer dub, I was able to watch it.  But that doesn't really say anything about the dub itself because that could've been the years in between.  Time tends to do that with stuff.  I think the tin is gay.  I like stuff to fit neatly on shelves.  The tin is a pain in my ass everytime I resort through my stuff.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 15, 2007, 01:44:13 PM
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It's a fucking flying skeleton

Maybe they thought Nicole Richie was hang gliding.  KKM is getting complicated, but at least Guntar is back.  :love: 

I never cared for Akira either, but then my opinion is probably coloured by the huge 1990's fanboy hoo-hah over the theatrical release.  We grizzled CFO veterans were mostly thinking, "Yes, very nice, but what about the OVA of  "yer favorite show here".  True, it was ground-breaking for anime, but part of the appeal was the esoteric pretense of understanding everything in it.  If Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust had been out at the same time, I don't know that we would still be marveling at the Akira effect.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 15, 2007, 03:38:39 PM
I actually wish they had gone with a series instead of a movie for Akira. They left a shit load of stuff out to get it down to movie size. So in that way the movie was a let down, but it was still pretty damn good. Still want them to do Akira again as a series long anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 16, 2007, 03:33:12 PM
Quite a skirmish back then between hardcore anime fans here who "read" manga (though I know some understood enough Japanese to do fan translations) and looked down on those who didn't fully "get" Akira because they didn't have the benefit of all the backstory and others who wanted more people to enjoy anime and not feel like it was some clique they could never get into because demand drives market and that would mean we could see a wider variety in a format other than 5th generation grainy fantape.  In the end, those of us in the latter camp won, but some of the people in the CFO with connections in Japan who didn't want to lose their influence were real dickheads about the whole thing.  What had started out here as a fun gathering for anime folk with the mecha fans sitting happily with the shojo fans rapidly degenerated into Mean Otakus.  :-\

Knowing that I'll never see any of those assclowns again, I'll have to try Akira once more with an open mind.   I saw it once, knew the story when I did, wondered then and still wonder now what inspired a near-Branch Davidian following around it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 16, 2007, 04:33:13 PM
I never saw the big attraction to Akira...I found it to be enormously overhyped, both in its art quality and its premise/storyline. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 16, 2007, 05:23:33 PM
Akira is ok. 

It was the first anime movie I ever saw so I thought it was awesome.  I've since seen better.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 16, 2007, 09:33:02 PM
Yeah, it does have that overratedness about it.  Maybe it would've had a greater impact for me if I had seen it back when it was theatrically released, but I was an adult by the time I had seen it and had already seen tons of other anime by then that I could set the bar to.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 16, 2007, 10:13:26 PM
It was one of those anime things where it was the only thing like it at the time so it was automatically considered awesome whether it was or not.  Wings of Honneamise was a far superior movie, and it's of similar vintage.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 17, 2007, 03:53:50 AM
Well I guess I'm just odd. I've seen people talk about how great an anime is and I watch it only to think it is utter shit. Then an anime comes along that is "Overhyped" and I love it like it was my long lost child come home.


Eh...I still love it. That's all that matters.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 17, 2007, 11:54:09 AM
The second vol. of Kyo Kara Maoh! kinda dragged.  I hope that's not a trend.  It's becoming trite and predictable.  At least where the hero of the story is concerned.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 17, 2007, 06:00:44 PM
I kinda liked Akira, but not for the dub because I never watched the dub. I guess it was the mindless violence and exploding people. Mmm... exploding people.

I saw The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_Who_Leapt_Through_Time) It was a pretty good movie, kinda a more dramatic and tender and less violent version of The Butterfly Effect. Girl flies down hill on a bike, brakes fail and she gets hit by a train, then finds herself pushed back through time before the accident. Thus discovers she can travel through time. She tries to use it to get her way, like retaking tests and the like. Then she tries to use it to hook up a friend with a girl. Finally, well... I never really saw any chemistry between the two, but somehow she falls in love with someone and he leaves her, and for some bizzare reason she doesn't try to change it using time travel, or for fuck's sake, just telling him how she feels about him, and instead just cries like a baby when he's gone. He says he'll meet her in the future but that could be 300 years from then, and she'd be dead. I'll never understand Japanese females.





I'm starting to like Code Geass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Geass) more and more I see it. I already mentioned it's about this guy, LeLouche (LuLu), who lives in Japan, and the British have taken over Japan and treat the population like Jews, and Lulu was the bastard son of the Emperor who's mother was assasinated by rival nobles, and his sister paralized in the attack, and now he hates the empire. And so he's so fucking smart he's taken over the rebellion under the code name Zero and is openly attacking the empire. And some wierd witch gave him Jedi Mind Trick Abilities.

What I love about this, besides the mecha action, is the fact that Lulu is almost evil himself. He's a tactical genius but he's also a madman. He has no problem killing anyone who gets in his way. In one attack he crushes the enemy troops with a landslide, but the landslide also buries most of the rebel troops as well. In another attack, he blows up a rebel ship to win a battle. This guy's motto seems to be "The end justifies the means" and his methods rank up there with the great military madmen of history. Lulu slowly becomes just as evil as the Empire he's fighting as the series progresses. Add to that that his best friend pilots the Empire's best mech, and believes in stopping Zero because he thinks the Empire can be changed within peacefully, and it gets very very interesting after a while.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 17, 2007, 09:10:25 PM
I've been watching Naruto all day on CN.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 18, 2007, 01:49:50 AM
Back when I had cable, I tried watching that several times and couldn't get into it, even when I would end up watching a whole episode.  I don't know if that's due to the quality of the show, the dub, or maybe the fact I'm just getting a little tired of anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 18, 2007, 07:15:52 AM
I got tired of the "Rinse and Repeaters" a long time ago. Now it has to be impressive to keep me watching...so I don't watch much anime anymore.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 18, 2007, 05:05:39 PM
Yeah, I've slowed down a lot, too.  I have a shelf of anime I haven't even watched yet, and the fact is that I really don't have the urge to watch it.  In fact, I don't watch a whole lot of television anymore.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 18, 2007, 09:45:29 PM
Yeah, I stick mainly to what we get with Netflix.  And I get to write and draw a lot more these days without cable.

I got tired of the "Rinse and Repeaters" a long time ago. Now it has to be impressive to keep me watching...so I don't watch much anime anymore.

It pisses me off kinda.  If I can predict what happens, then I'm not interested.  I predicted part of one episode of Kyo Kara Maoh, so my interest dropped a bit.  I think a lot of people simply aren't trying anymore.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 20, 2007, 12:22:50 AM
It's why I only stuck with DBZ for like the first arc, well that and they replaced all the voice actors. (I don't like change.) but I was watching it and I was like "Wait....so now they have to train cause a bad guy is coming to kill them? Didn't we just do that?" and it's pretty much that over and over and over again. A lot of Anime suffers from this. It seems to be a story template in Japan or something. I also like underdog stories better then the Hero being the best and just beating everyone from the start. I find that boring.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 20, 2007, 06:36:54 PM
:3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6cP6z7cuQo)

I should really stop starting a series when I really haven't even finished the last one...

but this is cute, funny, irrelevant, and has lesbian jokes.


:3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs2-Yt-0fZk)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 21, 2007, 01:13:02 AM
It's why I only stuck with DBZ for like the first arc, well that and they replaced all the voice actors. (I don't like change.) but I was watching it and I was like "Wait....so now they have to train cause a bad guy is coming to kill them? Didn't we just do that?" and it's pretty much that over and over and over again. A lot of Anime suffers from this. It seems to be a story template in Japan or something. I also like underdog stories better then the Hero being the best and just beating everyone from the start. I find that boring.

Ha ha, yeah.  It was the same basic formula, though I liked DBZ enough that it didn't get old until after they defeated Frieza (which funny enough is where we all know it was suppose to end).  Though the VA thing was sufficient enough to piss me off that my interest had already begun to decline greatly.  I've seen or read most of the Android/Cell arc, but I just wasn't interested enough to pay that much attention to it.  And I only stuck with Buu because I wanted to see how it ended.  But I've only seen the anime in those last two parts in Japanese (and I have the manga in Japanese).  FUNimation was killing me and by the time Viz got up off its ass with the English version manga, I already checked out.

But yeah, formulas slay me.  I guess ppl can argue that most things that last longer than one story arc begin to follow the same basic formula, but formula + dopey stock characters (easily found in most shows, especially anime) + dragged-out disease = bad.

And a lot of stuff would be improved by simply terminating it early.  Yu-gi-oh should've ended after Battle City.  Saber Marionette J to X should've never been made.  By the time Ranma 1/2 got into the third season, it really wasn't funny anymore.  Yu Yu Hakusho should've ended after the Dark Tournament with a truncated Toguro fight.  I forgot how long that shit was.  Merla and I decided to have a YYH mini-marathon a while back and the Toguro/Yusuke brawl was effin' killing us.  All he does is grow muscles on top of muscles and get thrown into walls for like two hours.  Ridiculous.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 21, 2007, 04:34:36 AM
And don't get me started on hidden powet. I hate that. I want a guy to win a fight cause he of will. When they start in with that "Oh you think I'm beat, but I have a hidden powet that you didn't know about and now I will unleash it and kick your ass! HA HA HA HA!" makes me groan everytime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 21, 2007, 11:59:13 AM
The Toguro thing was annoying for that reason.  I'm exagerrating of course, but every other line of his went something like this:

"I'm only using 40% of my powet."
"Oh, now I have to use 80%."
"Truly you are formidable, I'm using a 100% of my energy."
"I must push myself to my limits, so I'm actually using 120% of my powet."
"Ah lied, I'm actually only at 76%."
"Now I'm at 100%."

BAH!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 21, 2007, 08:29:17 PM
I watched DBZ all the way through, since it was new to me at the time.  I think I've said something similar before, but it's like a soap opera for 9 year olds.

But if you hate the hidden powet thing, what about The Princess Bride?  "I'm not really left-handed!" :P  "I'm not, either!" :D
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 22, 2007, 05:31:33 AM
You dare compare The Princess Bride to cliche anime!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Aug 22, 2007, 07:43:40 AM
KILL HIM!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 22, 2007, 03:45:53 PM
I love the idea of hiding your powet level.  I can only hope that one day I get to do that in real life some day.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 22, 2007, 06:22:44 PM
I thought you already did.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 22, 2007, 11:52:15 PM
Volume Three of Kyo Kara Maoh!  I have to say I'm already getting bored.  I think I've all but checked out.  If only Gwendel wasn't so great to look at, I may have checked out earlier.  And something that really disturbed me-- far, far, far beyond what the heavy homosexual overtones and the fits of crossdressing could ever accomplish-- was that a dude and a giant panda appeared to have hooked up.  :joe:  FTW.  And for whatever reason I just thought it was a girl panda, but Merla brought up it could be a boy.  That shouldn't necessarily make it worse, but the imagery in my head doesn't lie.  :puke:  And there's more volumes and a whole second series of this.  I don't think I'll make it.  I suppose if Merla doesn't get tired of it anytime soon and keeps them all in her queue, I'll likely end up watching them all.

Next in my queue is Gokusen, which I've already seen some of, but I don't know which episodes they were.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 23, 2007, 12:20:48 AM
I thought you already did.

Oh you thought I was only 23....but I've been holding back. I am in fact..........29!!!!!!!!!!!! HEEEEEEEEEE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 23, 2007, 12:38:32 AM
Is this where you squat screaming and fart out flames and stars?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 23, 2007, 12:55:10 AM
Only if it's taco night.










Ah.....toliet humor. My old friend.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 23, 2007, 01:01:14 AM
Not Mexican in general?  Because frankly that's how most of it smells to me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 23, 2007, 01:10:31 AM
No..because this local place has a queso dip that is godly! I won't slight that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 23, 2007, 10:36:47 AM
Queso.  Bah.  Say "cheese", motherfucker.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 23, 2007, 06:21:27 PM
If someone says cheese dip I think of cheese sauce or fondue, queso has a different connotation to me.

I guess I am hiding my age powet level...which reminds me I still haven't told my girlfriend how old I am.  Yes, she's my girlfriend now.  I'm the first person she's ever said "I love you" to. 

Her first love...perpetuated upon a falsehood.  I feel like an asshole for not telling her, but she's become precious to me and I don't want to upset her.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 23, 2007, 07:59:16 PM
Because queso has zee spiiiiice.  You ppl are so white.  You piss me off like that noisy-ass tourist in the art museum that was telling her peeps how this city has "so much flavor".  Cheese is cheese is cheese.  Kraft American singles get called queso.


And aren't you leaving anyway?  Normally I guess I'd be all "tell teh troof fer luvvvv" but yeah, don't destroy the moment.  Though I'll never understand why you have to lie about it in the first place, but that's just me and I don't ever expect to understand.  I do think most younger girls would overreact at something like that, given our pedo-infested atmosphere.  Though in actuality, probably no more infestered than it was in the 50's when pedos had to walk five miles in the snow with no shoes on just to touch a child.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 24, 2007, 03:49:41 AM
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Because queso has zee spiiiiice.  You ppl are so white.  You piss me off like that noisy-ass tourist in the art museum that was telling her peeps how this city has "so much flavor".  Cheese is cheese is cheese.  Kraft American singles get called queso.

Us White people like to make fun of you guys when you use Germanic words wrong too.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Aug 24, 2007, 07:38:46 AM
I prefer to think of myself not as white, but Sasquatch American, thank you.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 24, 2007, 12:13:52 PM
Whatever floats your boat.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 24, 2007, 12:14:29 PM
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Because queso has zee spiiiiice.  You ppl are so white.  You piss me off like that noisy-ass tourist in the art museum that was telling her peeps how this city has "so much flavor".  Cheese is cheese is cheese.  Kraft American singles get called queso.

Us White people like to make fun of you guys when you use Germanic words wrong too.

It's only fair.  But give me an example, because I'm lost.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 24, 2007, 12:25:20 PM
I do know there are some. Usually have to do with it's orginal meaning...but I can't think of any of the top my head. I'll have to get back you on that one. Only one I can think of is "Loo" and the Brits use that....and I actually think it's from a French word. Hence...not Germanic.


But on a totally unreleated note. It's job...not Yob you silly short brown people!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 24, 2007, 01:23:57 PM
I don't know anyone who says "yob".  But I've known people who say saLmon and "breefs" (instead of "breathes").  Oh and "sayz" for "says" is common.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 24, 2007, 02:57:55 PM
There is a truck that has a sign on it here that says "We collect your yunk"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 24, 2007, 09:15:50 PM
That's the Cubans.  Fuck 'em.

We went to a seafood restaurant yesterday and they spelled "dining" as "dinning".  There's always humor to be found in ppl speaking English as a second language.


Poor Merla.  She got her envelope containing Vol 4. of Kyo Kara Maoh! today and it turned out to be volume 5.  And then she teased me about liking Gwendel.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 25, 2007, 01:45:50 AM
I've heard some that say Yob around here. I always thought that J had a H sound in Spanish..so wouldn't it be "Hob" not "Yob"?  I don't know where they from, but the guys where as tall as you and the women where shorter then that. And "Yob" is one of 12 english words they know along with "Cash" and "May I take your order."

Course that isn't limited to Hispanics. I was at a Chinesse restraunt and the waitress that seated us took our drink orders, but another one came up and tried to get us drinks and so I'm trying to explain to her that the other waitress already took them. From the deer in headlights look she gave me I figured out that the only english she knew was "What drink?" and it's answers. So I just said "No Drink." and that worked.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 25, 2007, 01:07:28 PM
You should demand a.. er.. well you can't demand a refund, nor can you demand a free rental, because it's monthly...

Demand a free month for them shipping the wrong item.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 25, 2007, 01:14:10 PM
That's the Cubans.  Fuck 'em.


YEAHHH!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 25, 2007, 01:29:34 PM
Fuck them and their cigars!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 25, 2007, 02:22:46 PM
Ha ha, I read "fuck them with their cigars".  :lol:

You should demand a.. er.. well you can't demand a refund, nor can you demand a free rental, because it's monthly...

Demand a free month for them shipping the wrong item.

We can't demand a whole free month for one mistake.  That's unreasonable.  Anyway, I called them and spoke with a nice employee that said they will be sending the correct disc to us on Monday (without us having to send anything else back to get it).

I've heard some that say Yob around here. I always thought that J had a H sound in Spanish..so wouldn't it be "Hob" not "Yob"?

I hear it converted into an 'h' as well.  I guess wherever they're from, it's different.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 25, 2007, 06:39:51 PM
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g103/deadlylee/euphie.gif)

It's just one of those days.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 25, 2007, 07:00:14 PM
FUCKING FAIL!

PARTY HARD ONLY HAS 2 FRAMES NEWFAG!

gb2gai...


sorry...sorry...I don't know what came over me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 26, 2007, 11:37:53 PM
Anyway, getting this back on track....
Volume Three of Kyo Kara Maoh!  I have to say I'm already getting bored.

Having now earned the name Yaoi Nuri, you may stop watching at any time.

Next in my queue is Gokusen, which I've already seen some of, but I don't know which episodes they were.

Let me know how this turns out.  I was sort of interested to see this at one point, but it seemed to be too much like GTO for me at the time I'd thought of it.  Not that I'm sure anything can possibly stand up to Onizuka....
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Aug 27, 2007, 07:38:47 AM
I want to see GTO...Was it hilarious?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 27, 2007, 09:01:20 AM
I've seen volume one of GTO and seeing Gokusen made me want to put the rest of GTO in my queue.  (It's not that I didn't like GTO, but that was back when I still had to buy anime to watch it and I was already at the point where I started to drastically curb my spending.)

I had already seen a couple of episodes of Gokusen back when I had DirectTV.  I really like it so far, and it's only three volumes, so there's not a whole lotta committment.  The extras are kinda shitty, I'm generally unimpressed by the opening and closing titles, and the dub is decent, though I prefer the subs.  As far as content goes though, yeah, really like it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 27, 2007, 12:09:07 PM
GTO was pure awesome.  I'd never watched a non sci fi anime before.  For some reason I was drawn to this one and I bought it outright without ever seeing an episode.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 27, 2007, 06:26:17 PM
FUCKING FAIL!

PARTY HARD ONLY HAS 2 FRAMES NEWFAG!

gb2gai...


sorry...sorry...I don't know what came over me.

Yea yea yea, this isn't 4chan. Anyway, it has a fair maiden blowing away a stadium of onlookers with some sort of automatic weapon. So that's auto-win.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 01, 2007, 03:41:51 PM
Dear god... Chobits 15... major revelations.....


First you have Hideki's teacher spending the night with him... and walking around in her undies... AND HE DOESN'T MAKE A MOVE!! THE FUCK? I'd be all over her ass. Any girl who runs around my bedroom in her underwear is saying she wants sex.. I mean why else would she do it?

Then he sees his friend/neighbor kissing the teacher....hot damn. Jealous much? Got it bad, got it bad, he's hot for teacher?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 01, 2007, 05:43:45 PM
If it had been me we'd have reached the final epsiode alot faster.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 02, 2007, 05:59:24 PM
If it would have been you, you would have slept with the teacher, the landlord, your co-worker, Chi, the rich boy's maids, several times.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 02, 2007, 06:44:24 PM
Yeah I could star in the hentai version.  The cover of the manga would be me sitting on the floor naked crying with sumomo broken in half.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 02, 2007, 06:47:28 PM
Not Sumomo!  :nurinono:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 02, 2007, 07:45:45 PM
........::Falls over laughing. Literally.:::
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 03, 2007, 01:55:39 AM
Ditto.  :lol:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 04, 2007, 07:42:53 AM
In this particular thread, the Combination of IDE's horndogness and D's pedophilia/ similar horndogness combine into a hilarious bit!
They could take it on the road!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Sep 05, 2007, 08:37:40 AM
The new face of Brian Drummond:

(http://www.mts.net/~elestrat/drummond.gif)

Can't wait to hear how he plays it. He could potentially out-Ryuuku his Japanese counterpart.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 05, 2007, 09:06:02 AM
Dude, awesome!  Finally Sabat, you're good for something.  Okay, I don't really mean that.  I'm sorry.

Damn, I may actually have to update the site.  Bitchin'.

Haha, I came across some board and they're all "Brian Drummond?  Allen Schezar as Ryuuku, FTW?"  Poor, unintiated fools.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 10, 2007, 08:13:19 PM
I finished Gokusen.  The ending was kinda suck-ass, but obviously they were just trying to wrap things up since the anime is short and all.  But it's an A+-series.  I may buy it some day.  I'm interested in the manga now.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 14, 2007, 10:12:56 PM
I think I'm gonna DL all the naruto eps.  I never sat down and watched the whole series.  I'm thinking about DLing the games too, but watching the commercials and seeing naruto kicking everything's ass doesn't seem right.  He should start off sucking with combos not working right and him getting frustrated and then as the game progresses he starts getting his combos off more effectively.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 14, 2007, 10:22:32 PM
And then Sub Zero can come in and rip his head off.  And a deep gravely voice can be all "Believe It!"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 14, 2007, 10:25:08 PM
 :laugh:


Burst Angel = Girls with guns, very skimpy outfits, jiggly boobs, fanservice, and giant robots.

Habeeb it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 14, 2007, 10:34:46 PM
Anyone heard anything about claymore?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 14, 2007, 10:36:31 PM
I enjoyed what I saw of it. Pretty dark, but the main character pisses his pants more than Shinji.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 14, 2007, 11:10:04 PM
I wanted to kick Shinji in the head so bad.  I still do.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 14, 2007, 11:30:27 PM
I can't take anymore whiny reluctant bitch heroes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 15, 2007, 11:30:31 AM
Neither can I.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 15, 2007, 03:06:19 PM
There's a new 4 part Evangelion series being released soon. Anno himself is directing and helping write it. Supposedly with lots of CG now.



And I thought Elfen Lied was bad. Elfen Lied was shit compared to this.

I'm watching some stuff I found on Youtube, and it includes clips from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. I've never seen this series before, nor heard of it, and I'm wondering if I really want to watch it considering what I saw of it.

This anime's fucked up. I mean really fucked up. You start out seeing what looks like another anime harem show with your typical big-eyed teenage boy and a bunch of ubercute teenage girls.

Then they all pull out bats, butcher knifes, and rope, and start torturing each other, and you know this isn't your normal anime. people stabbing and brutally sadistically fucking everyone up. In one scene, a girl stabs herself in the head multiple times.

Puberty does some fucked up shit to females.

Edit: And some pics for emphasis

(http://strony.aster.pl/kacpy/higurashi23dvd1.jpg)
(http://strony.aster.pl/kacpy/higurashi23dvd3.jpg)
(http://strony.aster.pl/kacpy/higurashi21dvd.jpg)
(http://atashi.animeblogger.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/higurashi_26/higu26_01.jpg)
I'm cute and I has a knife!! ^_^
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 16, 2007, 03:51:47 PM
Bleh, did you really have to post something that ugly?  You're just asking for tom to come in here with his tubgirl pics.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: MegatronYES on Sep 17, 2007, 02:28:20 AM
Claymore
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 17, 2007, 01:02:16 PM
I'm all over Le Chevalier D'Eon - Louis XV was my favorite French king.  And I dreamed I had Durand tied to a bed.  :aroused:

I'll have to post details of the last month of my life from home.  Defeats, scandals, coup d'etats, oh my! Nothing to do with Eddie; just historic preservation and powet struggles at work.  Looks like I'm winning in the latter, at least.  8)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Sep 17, 2007, 11:41:33 PM
If they failed to take your spot, then they should be killed. Traitors cannot be trusted.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Merla on Sep 18, 2007, 11:48:50 AM
Eeeeeekkk gads!!!  That's hideous!  Dude post them as links next time.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 19, 2007, 11:26:25 PM
[random]

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h316/choasdude/samrt.gif)

[/random]

I want that as my sig! O_O
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: MegatronYES on Sep 20, 2007, 01:07:03 AM
What the fuck! Ha ha! :lol
Explain this!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 20, 2007, 03:28:10 AM
squirrel has been rockin that .gif forever.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 20, 2007, 09:23:07 AM
Yeah, exactly.


Besides being stupid, it's also obscenely large.  If you put that in your sig, I'll take it out and disable your ability to use a signature faster that you're gonna lose that pizza job.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Merla on Sep 20, 2007, 02:57:02 PM
That's nasty, what's even worse is that girl appears to be very young.  Doug you sicko!  :fingershake:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 21, 2007, 12:58:54 AM
Like we didn't already know.  :lol:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: MegatronYES on Sep 21, 2007, 01:38:09 AM
Oh grow up.
Who here has never done exactly that in the grocery store?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 21, 2007, 02:03:35 AM
Hint:  Use the squash, but never the pumpkin.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: MegatronYES on Sep 21, 2007, 02:29:35 AM
I'll pump your kin.






 :) Hey, whatttya know? I did one that actually works!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 21, 2007, 12:52:25 PM
Quote
I'll pump your kin.

Careful!  Lord Weller will challenge you to a duel! :fingershake:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 21, 2007, 02:21:49 PM
Lord Puffington will serve as his second.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 21, 2007, 03:12:34 PM
I'll pump your kin.






 :) Hey, whatttya know? I did one that actually works!

Start with my dad.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Merla on Sep 21, 2007, 03:17:50 PM
Not start with my Uncles, Marcos and Oscar!   :laugh:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 21, 2007, 03:56:22 PM
Bleh.  Definetely.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 21, 2007, 11:43:09 PM
squirrel has been rockin that .gif forever.

The GIF I was using, I made.  Either someone ripped me off or happened to have the same idea which is not exactly unconscionable.  In any case, Girls Bravo is one of my favorites based, if you ignore the rampant ecchi-ness of it, on Fukuyama, who I am convinced is the Japanese adaptation of IDE for anime.

GTO is one of my favorites...so much so that I got all ten DVDs, all twenty-five manga volumes, and am currently waiting for the fifth (or fourth) huge early years manga volumes.  Great, great show...it just kept ramping up further and further, though I'm glad the anime stopped where it did, because the manga began to get crappy after the Mayu intro.

Burst Angel...didn't care for it much.  The fan service is about all I could see that it had going for it.  Given that the only girl that they used for it (Meg) was such an insufferable bitch you'll want the guy to skull rape her earhole on a bi-hourly basis, that aspect of the show got real old, real fast.  There was very little if any story, and the action was dull after the first volume.  Big pass on that one.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: MegatronYES on Sep 21, 2007, 11:44:26 PM
Ah.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 22, 2007, 09:16:30 PM
Got to Chobits episode 20. Everyone's knee deep in some serious shit in this series.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 23, 2007, 08:32:19 AM
fuck a chobit
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 23, 2007, 08:45:19 AM
Doug just might.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: MegatronYES on Sep 25, 2007, 11:22:54 PM
That's disgusting.   :fingershake:


You're all disgusting. You disgust me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 26, 2007, 01:46:24 PM
I will reluctantly admit kind of getting into Paradise Kiss. :sweatdrop: I've been catching the last few minutes while awaiting Ayakashi.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 26, 2007, 09:53:49 PM
Im trying to watch girls bravo but it must be some kind of shitty fan sub.  The subs are all in yellow letters and they are piling on top of one another before I have a chance to read.  They aren't going to fast but one set of words is still up there when another set is dropped on top of it.  Fuckin Bullshit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Merla on Sep 26, 2007, 11:54:23 PM
Hey Bernie where are you at on Kyo Kara Maoh?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 27, 2007, 01:05:55 PM
Conrad has just told Yuri and Adalbert that Julia's soul is inside Yuri.  Assuming hilarity does not ensue next week.  :-\
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 27, 2007, 02:59:10 PM
Merla does not like Adalbert.  I'm just grateful to see at least one straight dude in this thing.   Unless he starts putting the moves on Yuria.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 27, 2007, 03:04:55 PM
The Funimation dub of Kitty Grade has the music dubbed too. x.x

And of course it's yet another shitty orgy of girl powet and fanservice.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 27, 2007, 03:22:51 PM
Then Wolfram could go all catfight on Adalbert - sweet! Though were I Yuri, I'd be more worried about getting violated by that damn sword.  That thing's as lewd as Vampire Hunter D's left hand.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 27, 2007, 11:38:02 PM
This thread is reminding me of a group of ladies talking about their Soap Opera's.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 27, 2007, 11:44:02 PM
Im trying to watch girls bravo but it must be some kind of shitty fan sub.  ...  Fuckin Bullshit.

Your friend Netflix is cheap, simple, and convenient.  I can send you a number that'll get you a free month if you want to give it a shot.  You should be able to watch all of GB pretty quickly with that.  But the best episode is #12 (it's on volume 3 on the DVD along with the almost-as-funny hot springs episodes 10 & 11)...it's side-splitting even without subs.

It's a series that I plan to buy as soon as I save up enough.

The Funimation dub of Kitty Grade has the music dubbed too. x.x

That was actually a good thing...less clutter on the screen and I didn't have to read it to understand the unintelligible bullshit that passes for lyrics in most anime intro/outros.

And of course it's yet another shitty orgy of girl powet and fanservice.

Well, yeah, I give you that.  Kiddy Grade could have been really good, but the stand-alones and the big plot WTCHOP halfway through busted it.

Kiddy Grade was one of the few series I'd actually written a review for in the past. (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?topic=1892.0)  Maybe Kiddy Grade 2 will be better.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 29, 2007, 01:13:32 PM
All I recall is seeing some eps on Colours TV a while back and it didn't look too good.  Kiddy Grade, I mean.  Kodacha on the other hand was fantastic.  But FUNimation's dropping the title so no second half of that.  Disappointing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 29, 2007, 03:12:11 PM
Hmmm I might take you up on that netflix thing someday but until that day I'm flying the jolly roger.  That series may have eluded me this time but it can't hide forever.

I'm currently watching the tick...but that's not really anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 30, 2007, 01:12:07 AM
I finally finished Chobits. the ending seemed sad at first. Thought it was going to be one of those emo depressing sad endings.

Puzzled a little on the fact that after Chii's
Spoiler (hover to show)
she was still able to walk and talk.

And if you notice how all the androids, and even the female humans for some reason, have no pupils. Their eyes are lifeless. But at the end when Chii activates her final program,
Spoiler (hover to show)
All we need now is them all having Data-style emotional outburst when the Borg are invading earth.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 30, 2007, 01:15:24 AM

Kiddy Grade was one of the few series I'd actually written a review for in the past. (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?topic=1892.0)  Maybe Kiddy Grade 2 will be better.

Ha ha, apparently you have to have an account on bonr (you have to have a bonr?) in order to see the review.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 30, 2007, 02:26:42 AM
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 30, 2007, 05:58:47 PM

Kiddy Grade was one of the few series I'd actually written a review for in the past. (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?topic=1892.0)  Maybe Kiddy Grade 2 will be better.

Ha ha, apparently you have to have an account on bonr (you have to have a bonr?) in order to see the review.

Go get one.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 01, 2007, 12:20:40 PM
What if I don't want one? It would be just another board I don't have time to read or post on. This one takes enough of my time.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 01, 2007, 01:58:38 PM
You talk about it like it's an obligation to come here.  All you'd have to do is make the exact same account you have here over there with the same password and everything and just read shit.  Omg, like it's so much work.  And if you don't want one?  Then don't get one, dumbass.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 01, 2007, 03:27:44 PM
I downloaded zoom player and now the subs on Girls Bravo work fine.  So that's my new anime to watch.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 03, 2007, 10:39:38 PM
I never read manga. I don't think I have the attention span for it, and the pretty pretty moving animations are much cooler.

But then I won a copy of Ken Akamatsu's A.I. Love You, which was his first manga series in the mid 90s before he wrote Love Hina and Negima. A.I. Love You lacks the massive amounts of fanservice and tons of beautiful women hovering around the nerdy lead male.

It's more of a romance/comedy where this nerdy but brilliant computer nerd has a crush on the hottest girl in school, but she's flakey and pulls pranks on him and acts like a bitch to him. He goes home and talks about his problems to a beautiful virtual A.I. girlfriend. Insert freaky storm and the computer being hit by lightning, and the A.I. girl comes out of the screen and becomes a real girl like Wierd Science or Video Girl Ai. And then the boy starts teaching his new girlfriend the ways of the world Chobits style while the flakey popular girl tries to break up the relationship like the petty jealous bitch she is.

So nothing new here.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Oct 04, 2007, 08:27:20 AM
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu still. I really need to return that. I'm also contemplating digging into my Medabots collection.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 04, 2007, 11:33:08 AM
So I took a break from The Tick to watch ep 1 of girls bravo.  Naturally I love the concept.  I hope that the character squirrel thinks I'm similar to gets to visit the home world.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 05, 2007, 11:00:35 PM
Merla and I are down because Kyo Kara Maoh is getting really good but we won't be getting the next volume tomorrow like we wanted to because there's a "short wait".  Boo.  We're suppose to visit our dad this weekend anyway but still.  Not to mention it stops at volume 6 and with that news about Geneon, who knows when the rest of it will come.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 06, 2007, 03:35:25 PM
Merla got Voltron's Red Lion last week.  I only saw some eppies on the first disc and they looked boring as hell.  One of the extras on the third disc is a twenty-minute segment with Michael Bell (Lance, Sven), Neil Ross (Keith, Pidge), and BJ Ward (Allura, Nanny, Haggar, the cat).  Though they aren't together, the interviews were done individually and then spliced into a single segment.  Some interesting things:

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 08, 2007, 01:42:12 AM
Merla and I are down because Kyo Kara Maoh is getting really good but we won't be getting the next volume tomorrow like we wanted to because there's a "short wait".  Boo.  We're suppose to visit our dad this weekend anyway but still.  Not to mention it stops at volume 6 and with that news about Geneon, who knows when the rest of it will come.

what news?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 08, 2007, 02:03:38 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-09-26/geneon-usa-to-cancel-dvd-sales-distribution-by-friday
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Oct 08, 2007, 03:15:33 PM
I'm gonna watch Gundam 00 today. ^^
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 08, 2007, 03:57:49 PM
I watched episode 1 of the hellsing ultimate today and while the animation was awesome I didn't see anything I hadn't seen story wise in the original series and since the story was condensed the characterization happened too quickly leaving anyone who hadn't watched the original series to think that the main characters are all a little off their rockers.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 08, 2007, 11:07:52 PM
Kiddy Grade was one of the few series I'd actually written a review for in the past. (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?topic=1892.0)  Maybe Kiddy Grade 2 will be better.
Ha ha, apparently you have to have an account on bonr (you have to have a bonr?) in order to see the review.
Go get one.
Ah, it's at times such as these that I'm glad I finally made the place private.  It puts off those who might think to come in and bug me.

So I took a break from The Tick to watch ep 1 of girls bravo.  Naturally I love the concept.  I hope that the character squirrel thinks I'm similar to gets to visit the home world.

Well, he gets to Seiren, but sadly it doesn't work out too well for him.  He leches out plenty on Earth, though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 23, 2007, 12:36:41 AM
Over the past few days I just watched from episode 5 to ep. 11 of Claymore, it's just that fucking awesome, I couldn't stop watching.

It's about these hot half-demon female warriors that fight demons with their giant claymore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claymore) swords. And they release their demon powers while fighting and become superhuman.

A gory horror anime with hot-as-fuck half-demon chicks in skintight white catsuits cutting people in half makes me hard. The chicks do, I mean.

I also watched 13-17 of Code Geass and that anime keeps on getting better and better as well.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 27, 2007, 08:57:06 PM
I Netflixed Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror.  It's eleven episodes, but the episodes on each disc are all self containeded with each other so it's a lot like an anthology series except the stories are multi-episodic.

The first disc is Tenshu Monogatari.  It's nothing spectacular and at four episodes it's at least one episode or longer than it needed to be.  The character designs are nothing interesting and it starts out promising but quickly degenerates into random predictable fare.  Who knew we were gonna get that ending?  Oh yeah, we all did.  It's based on a play.  I feel like we were missing a lot, even with the length it was.  It wasn't horrible but not something I would recommend anyone bother with.

The second disc was Yotsuya Kaiden, which is suppose to be one of the most famous Japanese ghost stories EVA.  But I didn't know anything about it, so I went in blind.  It was also four episodes and used those episodes far better than Tenshu Monogatari did.  The narrator was the creepiest aspect of all.  It has character designs by Yoshitaka Amano.

The third disc was Bake Neko.  It was three episodes and the best one of the series.  The look of it is very interesting, like we're looking at pictures out of a story book.  I love the textures, the colors, the character designs and the background designs.  All very nice.  The story is pretty solid.  The Medicine Peddler definetely goes on my list of memorable anime characters.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 27, 2007, 08:58:06 PM
Oh and interestingly, it uses a rap song as an opening theme.  It works surprisingly well.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 29, 2007, 12:36:44 AM
Blah.  Fate: Stay/Night's Vol. 6's "Long Wait" at Netflix infuriates me.  Watch it and turn it in, goobers, I wanna see the ending.  Maybe it'd expect this from Halloween movies and such since it's the season and that shit and everyone's probably renting them, but I'm ready to close the book on Fate and can't because of one volume.  Vol. 5 was kinda cool, but I swear, Lancer, Archer, Kuzuki, Medea... this series wastes the most awesome characters and leaves us with all the wanks.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Oct 29, 2007, 07:53:23 AM
Blah.  Fate: Stay/Night's Vol. 6's "Long Wait" at Netflix infuriates me.  Watch it and turn it in, goobers, I wanna see the ending.  Maybe it'd expect this from Halloween movies and such since it's the season and that shit and everyone's probably renting them, but I'm ready to close the book on Fate and can't because of one volume.  Vol. 5 was kinda cool, but I swear, Lancer, Archer, Kuzuki, Medea... this series wastes the most awesome characters and leaves us with all the wanks.

The ending to Fate/Stay Night.....MAN. What an ending.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 29, 2007, 11:50:50 AM
I already know how it ends and everything, but I'd just like to see it and move on with life.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2007, 04:51:01 PM
Fate/Stay Night actually came in on the 31st so I watched it on Halloween.

Merla and I also finished "Giant Robo".  Merla wasn't terribly impressed.  I think she felt let down by the ending and overwhelmed by the sheer number of characters.  I actually liked it.  Ha ha, lack of communication can really be a bitch sometimes, as poor Genya found out.  I like how the characters move around.  At one point, two characters are running hella fast, but only their legs show movement.  One of them's even crossing his arms as he runs.  And this one dude becomes like a human rocket and fires himself off at the enemy.  It's rad.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2007, 05:28:04 PM
I made a giffy.  I also include a picture of the bad guy watching this all "WTF".

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Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 16, 2007, 09:22:47 PM
The hard drive was fried by a powet surge so I'm not watching any anime other than bleach on CN at the moment.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Nov 19, 2007, 10:39:52 PM
I actually got around to watching more of Bleach as I had stopped in the middle of where that guy with the bow was competing with Ichigo... what? I know it was only episode 12 but dang, I'm not really into the series and I don't have cable. So now I'm up to about 22 where Ichigo fights the giant with the axes, played by IDE.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 20, 2007, 01:22:38 PM
pffft.  That's not me.  I play Captain Zaraki.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 25, 2007, 09:16:16 PM
Merla and I started "Elemental Gelade".  Only seen five eps, but it feels very generic-- like it took things from every other anime ever made and decided that was good enough.  But Merla liked it enough to queue more, so I guess I'll be watching more of it.  It's not the worse thing I've ever seen though.  I like the designs for the two main characters.  (Though they too look kinda cookie-cutter.)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Nov 25, 2007, 11:30:38 PM
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I save final judgement on KARAS when I see the rest of it. But I don't have high hopes.

I was looking through New Releases at blockbuster and spotted the final dvd of Karas which had snuck into the US and onto shelves like suprise buttsecks.

It was all right. I would say a rental more than a buy. But this one had more gratuitous violence. Ending was predictable though. Saddest part was when a little girl was crying over her dead mother... that's gonna scar her for life.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Dec 11, 2007, 11:56:34 PM
I don't know if it counts as anime but new episodes of shin chan are on CN and the girl that sings the ending theme and does the mom voice is pretty hot.  I would make her sing it and chase her around the apartment naked.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Dec 13, 2007, 03:10:47 PM
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The Medicine Peddler definetely goes on my list of memorable anime characters

Oh hell yeah. Definitely on my list of "characters I'd do if I ever find myself two-dimensional"  >:D

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 13, 2007, 11:28:23 PM
Both versions of him?  :P  I really want to see Mononoke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mononoke_%28anime%29).  Too bad about Geneon or else I know they would've snapped that title up.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Dec 14, 2007, 07:38:23 AM
Nah, just the mysterious metrosexual version.  Gotta love a guy who looks good in eyeliner.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 14, 2007, 06:04:34 PM
Tru dat.

Just started The Story of Saiunkoku.  Two episodes in.  It looks cute so far.  However it was a Geneon title, and it was only released two discs into the series before Geneon shut down or whatever.  Which means episode 8 or so is as far as I'll get for a long time.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Dec 15, 2007, 01:58:42 AM
Fuck. I loved Mononoke. Best anime I've seen in a long time. I had initially written off Ayakashi as a complete turd (despite the intro music), but after learning that the medicine peddler originated from the tail end of that series, I bought the final volume. His transformation/banishment sequences are over-the-top awesome.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 15, 2007, 02:07:09 AM
Yeah, the one about the forgotten god and the guy who fall in love was especially turd-rific.  And it was four episodes long.  Unforgivable.   :poo:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Dec 15, 2007, 02:35:04 AM
Do you have high-speed internet? If so, grab Mononoke (http://animesuki.rut.org/series.php/1067.html). Grab it like your life depended on it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 15, 2007, 02:44:33 AM
Sadly, I don't.  We had planned to get it but those fuckers at AT&T don't offer it in my area.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Dec 15, 2007, 02:54:48 AM
Where do you live again?

*readies notepad and pen*
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 15, 2007, 07:43:50 PM
I live in Canada.  In the house between yours and aDam's.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Dec 15, 2007, 10:52:36 PM
Everyone in Canada knows each other. It's just one of many things that make them such pricks. They should hate and try to kill each other like us. It's the American way.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Dec 21, 2007, 01:35:26 PM
I think I mentioned the awesome anime millitary-mech series Code Geass before, and how it makes other mech anime like Gundam Zero look like shit (although Gundam Zero is shit anyway, so not hard to make THAT comparison).

It's going to be on Adult Swim in the spring. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-12-08/code-geass-to-air-on-adult-swim-in-usa) I'd suggest giving it a shot and at least watching the first 5-6 episodes.

Bandai also has a trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQr4bWaVWD8), but I'm a tad disappointed with the dub voices I'm hearing so far. Of course, don't let the dub ruin the series for you. In fact I'd just download the series and say screw the dub.




and for fun... Code Geass to the V for Vendetta trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj8rdWTMWUA), and to the 300 trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neU7YFvAvFc).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jan 10, 2008, 04:34:13 PM
What is this gurren lagann thing I've heard about?  Any of you watch it? 

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jan 21, 2008, 12:08:36 AM
Holy shit.

I just marathoned the last 8 episodes of Code Geass and it was the most epic ending of a season I have ever seen in all of anime.

I won't try to spoil too much but the action and intense drama start around episode 22 where thousands of Japanese are slaughtered by the Empire on national tv. The Empire sees what's going on and mobilizes the military immediately and tries to shut down the broadcast, but rebel agents in the media keep the broadcast going worldwide and upload vids to youtube. The Rebels that were hiding in their mechs around the area in case something went wrong all went on the assault to prevent more innocents from dying.

Then the Japanese rioted en-masse and took over the country one area at a time, and were led by Zero in a massive army to attack the Empire's fortress in Tokyo. Episode 23 ended with Zero giving an ultimatum: Surrender now or burn in hell, fuckers.

Of course the Empire refuses and the 1 hour long season finale was one enormous battle between the Empire and the Japanese rebels, complete with dramatic music and scenes of main characters dying, like a typical war drama:

*two friends fight side by side and one of them dies*
Rebel: "Buddy? Buddy! Say something buddy! Don't die on me!"
Rebel 2: "Tell my wife and kids I *coughs up blood* love... them...." *dies*
Rebel: "NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" *goes on a beserk rampage and kills hundreds of enemy troops before dying.

You know, scenes like that. Not exactly like that, but similar.

The bad thing was this wasn't really the ending of the series and there was a cliffhanger ending. If they do the ending of the entire series as epic and awesome as this, as epic as the ending to Evangelion, then this anime series could rank among the best.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Apr 13, 2008, 02:16:18 PM
What is this gurren lagann thing I've heard about?  Any of you watch it? 



*4 months pass*

I'm 6 eps into this show and its great.  I recommend it to everyone.


Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 13, 2008, 03:52:46 PM
Merla and I saw some 4-disc gay-thing: Gakuen Heaven.  We have a lot of school work now, so we aren't starting any more anime until that shit's done with.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Apr 13, 2008, 06:28:18 PM
I'm reading the One Piece Manga's.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Apr 13, 2008, 11:20:15 PM
I just got my copy of Steamboy and watched it again. I had seen this awhile back on the Sci-Fi Channel, but it was even better the 2nd go round. First anime I've bought in like 6 years.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 14, 2008, 09:24:12 AM
Steamboy?  That relatively recent one that came out in a handful of theaters a while back?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 15, 2008, 12:06:30 AM
Hey, IDE, did you ever watch any more of Girls Bravo?

I've seen several good series over the past few months.  It was mentioned a page or so back, but the death of Geneon has resulted in a number of good series being left in a lurch, including Hellsing Ultimate and Black Lagoon.  But I understand Funimation is working on picking some of them up, so hopefully these will eventually see release...particualrly Black Lagoon, which has been completed and is currently airing on Starz Edge or whatever.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Apr 15, 2008, 12:11:23 AM
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Steamboy?  That relatively recent one that came out in a handful of theaters a while back?

Well I wouldn't know if came out in theaters recently since it'd be cold day in hell when anyplace around here would have it, but it's pretty recent.  2005 US release. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, the same guy behind Akira, directed it. It's a steampunk based story.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 15, 2008, 12:33:02 AM
I remember getting a free DVD from Suncoast plugging the movie.  But it didn't do anything for me...in fact, it sort of put me off a bit, since I didn't think much of the story-in-short or the art direction.  So I have yet to see it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Apr 15, 2008, 01:20:18 AM
I thought it was good. It has a more western straight forward story, which I like as some eastern story telling can get a bit scattered and drug out.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Apr 15, 2008, 09:50:28 AM
I tried to get Eddie to watch Kyo Kara Maou a couple of weeks ago:

Eddie: I don't want to watch one of your pretty gayboy animes.

Bernie:  It's not.  It's funny.  Get us some beers and come sit down.

Comes out of the kitchen in time to see Yuri lean out the window, stare at the moon and sigh, "Conrad....".  Sets my beer down without breaking step, goes into the bedroom, and turns on the game.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Apr 15, 2008, 10:12:54 AM
When my computer was stolen they took girls bravo and shingu with it.  I'd tell you the thieves are enjoying them right now but I don't think they can read the subs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on May 02, 2008, 03:12:00 PM
Watching Claymore now.  It's pretty damn good so far.  Usually I don't like a show that has all the most powerful characters as chicks but this one is an exception.  I'll probably watch code geas after this and then maybe re download girls bravo as after this I'll be wanting something funny again.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on May 02, 2008, 09:21:23 PM
O FUCK YEAH. my friend from peru brought me "versailles no bara" , one of the best animes ever. This shit is like 30 years old, and has the best(and most fucked up) ending ever, only compared in its grandiosity to Cowboy Bebop's
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bitch on May 02, 2008, 10:05:02 PM
I tried to get Eddie to watch Kyo Kara Maou a couple of weeks ago:

Eddie: I don't want to watch one of your pretty gayboy animes.

Bernie:  It's not.  It's funny.  Get us some beers and come sit down.

Comes out of the kitchen in time to see Yuri lean out the window, stare at the moon and sigh, "Conrad....".  Sets my beer down without breaking step, goes into the bedroom, and turns on the game.

I love Kyo Kara Maou, though I haven't seen past episode 35 or so. Damn this shaky wireless connection! If it weren't free, I'd complain about it or something.


I'm finally watching Stand Alone Complex for the first time. It's not bad, but I'm finding it kind of cheesy compared to the movies.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 03, 2008, 02:20:27 AM
If by cheesy you meant coherent, non-pretentious, and five shades of awesome in comparison to the movies (particularly the crapfest that was Innocence), then I totally agree!

O FUCK YEAH. my friend from peru brought me "versailles no bara" , one of the best animes ever. This shit is like 30 years old, and has the best(and most fucked up) ending ever, only compared in its grandiosity to Cowboy Bebop's

Rose of Versailles...never done in English to my knowledge.  Hopefully I'll be able to download some of it soon and get a chance to see it, given that it's often held up as one of the all-time greatest examples of anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on May 04, 2008, 02:10:07 AM
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Plot Summary: Raised from birth as a man, the Lady Oscar commands the palace guards at Versailles in the years before the French Revolution. Her beauty and noble spirit make her a shining figure in the eyes of both men and women but she is torn between her chosen life of service and duty to class and country and her own heart and desires. She lives as a noble amidst the opulence of Versailles but her keen senses and compassion are not blinded to the poverty of the French people.

doesn't sound like my bag
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on May 04, 2008, 11:16:44 AM
Legends of the Galactic Heroes.
Worst title ever.
Yet strangely alluring.....
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on May 04, 2008, 03:42:48 PM
Claymore is most awesome but the anime ends somewhat unconcluded. They've put the series on hold to allow the manga to catch up.



Edit: Apparently I was reading the wrong damn page. Nevermind.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on May 04, 2008, 10:21:40 PM
I'd rather the series be put on hold than watch filler anyway.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on May 07, 2008, 01:09:02 PM
Have you gotten to the part with Theresa? The battles she has can only be described as legendary.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on May 07, 2008, 01:19:57 PM
I finished it.

Now I need something else to watch...

Have you seen the code geas dub?  I think thats ichigo dub guy as lelouch or whoever and even though I only saw part of ep 2 I'm thinking that voice doesn't suit this character.  Am I right?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on May 07, 2008, 01:46:21 PM
Lelouch has a bit of an edge to him. He's partially evil. The japanese guy who voices him has a pretty deep voice.

Season two of Geass is playing in Japan now. It doesn't have a manga to wait on.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on May 07, 2008, 11:11:20 PM
Lelouch has a bit of an edge to him. He's partially evil.

Yeah you can kind tell this from the lines.  Why did they go with ichigo?  I think I'm going to make an unprecedented move here and actually choose the sub when the dub was available.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 07, 2008, 06:25:12 PM
Not exactly anime, but I thought of Beck when I saw this :) (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-06-07/saber-marionette-i-neo-gene-manga-to-launch-in-july)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 07, 2008, 09:04:37 PM
I've been watching Soul Eater and Kamen No Maid Guy.

I'm going to cosplay Kogarashi one day.

I've also been watching Bastard! but honestly I don't see why anyone liked it that much.  I guess the manga must be good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 08, 2008, 12:30:40 AM
Not exactly anime, but I thought of Beck when I saw this :) (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-06-07/saber-marionette-i-neo-gene-manga-to-launch-in-july)

In nine years?  No shit?  Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 11, 2008, 07:04:36 PM
Paniponi Dash:

Plot: An 11 year old MIT grad and child prodigy becomes a high school teacher for a bunch of insane students. Insanity ensues. Think Azumanga Daioh meets Excel Saga.

It was funny and crazy as all hell, and had so many cultural references of both Japan and the US even ADV's Vid Notes couldn't keep up. I actually enjoyed this show a lot with the exception of the fact that it had quite a bit of distracting fanservice in random places that wasn't there for comedic reasons. In a comedy fanservice should only be there if it's a part of the gags and humor. The most awesome thing I noticed about the series is that the main character actually changed her clothing every episode.

I recommend it.



Speed Grapher:

Plot: A famous war photographer is sent to find out information about a secret club run by the richest people in the world and occupied by corrupt politicians and famous rich people. There he finds lots of sex, drugs, and money passing under the table, as well as a secret ceremony where ordinary people are turned into powerful bio weapons based off their desires, by kissing the 15 year old daughter of the president of the company that runs the club. Our hero is turned into such a weapon by the girl, and gains the ability to destroy anything by taking a picture of it. The girl asks him to save her, and he kidnaps her in order to find out what the hell happened to him.


The original Japanese version had Duran Duran's "Girls on Film" as the intro song, which was replaced by a generic song on the US version due to license issues. Suck!

I didn't like the series quite as much as I though I would. The first few episodes seemed to hint towards something awesome, and I loved the whole anti-greed, anti-corrupt-politician, anti-big-rich-corporation, anti-weird-twisted-sexual-desires, anti-system theme. But the show stagnated in the middle with the exception of a wild twist in the middle of the series. And the ending wasn't quite as epic as I expected. I'd put it about in the middle: It didn't suck, but it wasn't awesome either.

The ending had an amusing moment. The main villain's unleashing his bio-powers, and trying to make the world bankrupt, and an unidentified English-speaking country that created the bioweapon virus in the first place is going to attack the villain's headquarters with military strikes. Even without a name you can tell the warmongering country's the USA. The dub doesn't even try to hide it - they say it's the USA and the president even sounds and acts like Bush. Thank you Japan for reminding the world how much Bush is a warmonger. :P


Edit: Oh yea, the outtakes on the last DVD were almost as funny as the ones on Beserk's last DVD, but I doubt any outtakes can beat Beserk.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 11, 2008, 10:49:38 PM
I watched the first volume of Pani Poni, but it didn't grab me.  I may try it again later, as I've been pretty burnt out on anime lately.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 12, 2008, 12:54:54 AM
I've finally started watching Code Geas.  It's great.

Everyone should watch Kaiji and Akagi too. 

I've heard good things about that legends of the galactic heroes also.

Just downloaded something called "Now and then, Here and there" haven't watched an ep yet though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jun 13, 2008, 07:49:14 PM
Just finished season 1 of Code Geas.  How dare they end it on a cliff hanger like that.  Luckily they're already several eps into season 2 so I can see what happens as soon as I torrent the eps.  Then I'll be all caught up and will be watching my 3rd series as the eps come down the pipes.  My powet level is higher than ever, but I've always hidden it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 24, 2008, 03:02:06 PM
The last several episodes of Code Geass are crazy as shit. We need more series where all sorts of wild shit happens and random people die.

Starting on disk 2 of My-HiME. I love a show where shit starts being destroyed by the the first half of the first episode. But did they really have to stick those extras in between each episode loaded with an annoying excess of fanservice and nudity?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 25, 2008, 12:37:44 AM
I tried a volume of Peach Girl.  It moved too slow.  I found myself fast-forwarding a bunch.  I'd still like to see more of it or at least the ending.  For now, I don't believe I'll be sticking with it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jun 26, 2008, 08:07:37 PM
A lot of anime has this tendency to be all exciting and action packed for the first episode or two, and then it kinda slows down, often with character development or boring filler. I was thinking my-hime would be the same, it seemed to get a little slow there for a minute.

But then we have a chick who's boyfriend dies all of a sudden.

Boy: "I love you no matter what you are, even if you're a psycho with superpowers and homicidal tendencies *choke die*"

Girl: "NOOOOO!!!! Dammit!!! You can't die a virgin! I wanted to fuck you silly and now you're dead!! Now I must kill myself and join you in the afterlife!"

Ok, it wasn't that crazy. But now it seems Mai's brother's roommate has man-boobs, half the girls on school campus are hime, and one of the school girls is an android and works for the enemy.

Crazy ass shit. I'm loving it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 04, 2008, 06:40:59 PM
I just watched "Now and Then, Here and There".  It was really intense and reminded me that anime isn't for kids.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 04, 2008, 06:47:28 PM
I've resumed Twelve Kingdoms four-something-or-so years after buying the first volume.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 04, 2008, 07:11:57 PM
I just downloaded all the episodes of that and am gonna start watching them soon.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Jul 05, 2008, 10:08:17 AM
It's a very good series. The last anime I enjoyed.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 05, 2008, 01:49:32 PM
I always meant to finish it, too.  I may or may not chell out the books as well.  But I have a lot of books on my list lately.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Jul 05, 2008, 03:06:08 PM
The series apparently stopped. Have the books been translated into English?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Max Con on Jul 05, 2008, 03:14:02 PM
There's a new Slayers series. I'll watch that.

Since the Bastard! anime stopped at episode six, and there's no current on-going Fist of the North Star awesomefest, I mean. My hands are tied.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 05, 2008, 04:24:08 PM
I didn't even watch episode 6 of bastard! When I read the wiki that said there are no plans for more I deleted the torrent after watching up to 5 or 4.5.  I mean that's not even a half an arc.

How much fist of the northstar is there?  I never really watched the show just saw the first movie.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Max Con on Jul 05, 2008, 05:18:27 PM
About 160 or so episodes if you count both series, I believe. I'm not entirely sure; I just read the manga.


Bastard! series would have gone on longer, but, y'know, what with the creator being arrested and all ...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 05, 2008, 05:31:47 PM
Which fist series is more recent and or better?

Arrested you say?  I didn't know that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 06, 2008, 04:03:59 AM
This twelve kingdoms bitch is whiny on a shinji level.  If she doesn't get her shit together I won't be able to watch this when i'm tired.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Max Con on Jul 06, 2008, 06:00:06 AM
Hokuto No Ken and Hokuto No Ken 2, respectively. Series ran from 1984 to 1988 while the manga did 245 chapters from from 1983 to 1987. I'd say the first series is better, almost exclusively because it featured Raoh. Kai'Oh and Falco weren't horrible replacements in HNK 2 though.



I forget for WHAT exactly, but him being arrested put the shunt on the last two episodes that were going to be produced. I still can't find translated manga online beyond something like volume 10, which isn't that much further than where the OVA ended. Fuck Berserk and all those other long-runners, somebody needs to translate Bastard!.


Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 06, 2008, 08:48:03 AM


Rose of Versailles...never done in English to my knowledge.  Hopefully I'll be able to download some of it soon and get a chance to see it, given that it's often held up as one of the all-time greatest examples of anime.
You mean dubbed or subbed? I know a webpage that has it subbed, if you want it.
I didn't know people have heard about it here! why is it held as one of the all time greatest?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 09, 2008, 12:15:07 PM
There's a full version of this dance?  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_RPZcSZWJo&NR=1) :o
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 09, 2008, 12:33:17 PM
There's a full version of this dance?  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_RPZcSZWJo&NR=1) :o

I've given it some thought and have decided that any male watching this show has something wrong with them.  I haven't finalized exactly what is wrong with this person but anyone who avidly champions this show is abnormal, far more abnormal than your average anime fan.  This is strawberry short cake done in anime.  If this was an american cartoon they wouldn't be watching it.  I mean if all the characters of this show were replaced with the bratz dolls would these grown men losers still be watching it?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Jul 09, 2008, 05:32:57 PM
This twelve kingdoms bitch is whiny on a shinji level.  If she doesn't get her shit together I won't be able to watch this when i'm tired.
She turns badass.

Im now watching Gundam 00. So far, so good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 09, 2008, 07:47:41 PM
The series apparently stopped. Have the books been translated into English?

Two of them.  It looks like they'll be doing one a year or something.


There's a new Slayers series. I'll watch that.

I got sick of Slayers by the second series.


I didn't even watch episode 6 of bastard! When I read the wiki that said there are no plans for more I deleted the torrent after watching up to 5 or 4.5.  I mean that's not even a half an arc.

Bastard! was worth the watch in my opinion.


This twelve kingdoms bitch is whiny on a shinji level.  If she doesn't get her shit together I won't be able to watch this when i'm tired.

Yeah, she does get kinda whiney but like tom said she improves.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 09, 2008, 10:36:47 PM
I keep hearing that bastard! was supposed to be some great anime.  I just don't see it.  It seems really old school and the intricate details that I usually like about anime powers weren't there.

"AHA! We have Darsh now!"

"Why?!"

"Cause thats a fire elemental and his magic is based on fire! HAHAHA!"


Yeah...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 10, 2008, 12:23:45 PM
Slayers Revolution opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3P-2DLm-_s)

First episode
 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=C8R5NRV0)

I think I'm going to pass on this one and wait until the entire series is out.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 10, 2008, 10:03:34 PM
Batman: Gotham Knight is disappointing, but purty.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 10, 2008, 10:29:00 PM
You didn't like it?  I liked it.  It was exactly what I expected though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Jul 11, 2008, 06:13:23 AM
The biggest problem was repeated on many 4chan-esque forums, a sound-activated bullet shield. Since most bullets move faster than sound, Bats is dead. DEAD! MY PARENTS ARE DEAAAAAAD!!!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 12, 2008, 03:12:47 AM
12 kingdoms is not some epic story.  At least not yet but I'm on episode 31 of 45 so if they're gonna start some epic story arc they better get crackin.  So far it's a bunch of whiny girls looking for the princess (and her problems are mainly trying to keep her dukes in chell instead of battling monsters and their evil god overlord...because there is no evil god overlord, thats what this anime needs) and this other guy whose all "hay guyz! I has a gun but I won't shoot! :3" 

The setting of this anime has all the potential for some epic oriental LOTR style shit to go down but so far it hasn't delivered.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 16, 2008, 12:25:27 PM
My Hime

I'm mixed on this series. I didn't hate it to be certain, and I love how it jumps into the action immediately. But at the same time, I was hoping for more battles, and at the end it kinda delved into a bit of a pacifist bent (and Magical Girl bent at that) with the whole "Love conquers all" (but I whined about that in another thread so I won't go into it now). Not to mention the creators trying almost to make it seem like every girl in the series were lesbians, when you could tell the "love" between Mai and Mikoto was sisterly love, and the Yukino x Haruka relationship was just friendship too (although Yukino almost seemed like she loved Haruka more than a friend). Sometimes the motives and actions of the HiME, when they were fighting each other, seemed unclear or extreme or against their characters. The Nun acted very un-nun-like, posing nude and allowing a man to manipulate her into sinning by lying and attacking other HiME. It seemed unbelieveable that Shizuru would go insane after being spurned by Natsuki. The fanservice betwen episodes on the dvd was excessive and unnecessary, if I were planning to show the series to younger relatives I'd have to skip over it.

Characters I didn't like in the series included Nao and Shiho. Nao, I liked her sadistic bent and those claws, but I didn't like the fact that she really didn't give a shit about anyone but herself. It was no wonder she had no friends, she didn't seem to have an ounce of kindness in her at all. Shiho drove me nuts. It was obvious why Tate didn't want to date her, besides the age difference, Shiho's immature, selfish, and possessive. Anyone who's close friends with others should be more concerned about their friend's happiness, even if that happiness means the person dates someone else. Shiho, on the other hand, acted so selfish that she was just a total immature bitch to Mai. Rather than worry about Tate's happiness she only concerned herself with her own jealous feelings, which showed that she fit her age of 12-13, if not being as mature as an 8 year old. No wonder Tate didn't want her, she acted like a child and a brat. There were times I wanted to bitchslap Shiho and I think Tate should have done the same.



Origin: Spirits of the Past (movie, 1.5 hours long)

Plot: In a terraforming project gone horribly wrong, a bunch of genetically enhanced trees on the moon become sentient, shatter the moon, and destroy most of the earth. It's 300 years from that disaster and intelligent trees control most of the world. A small village lives in a strained peace between the forest and a country that wants to destroy the forest. A teen from the village awakens a teen girl from stasis, the daughter of the man who made the original trees on the moon, who joins the country to find a giant weapon her father left to return the world to normal. The boy enters a pact with the trees, giving him super powers, and goes to fight the country's army and save/stop the girl.

Feelings: The artwork in this movie was quite lovely. That's about the only real good thing I can say about this. The movie felt like it could have stretched for several more hours and been interesting, but then it suddenly goes into the climax. The trees threaten to kill all humanity, so there's little sympathy for them, and you almost find yourself rooting for the bad guys to return the world to normal. Most of the characters barely get any screen time, so they end up extremely flat and boring.

This feels like a crappy clone of a Miyazaki film without the Miyazaki touch. I've seen better enviromental-type themes in Naussica and Mononoke. I'd suggest either just renting this or skipping it entirely, as if I had bought it, I would have gone and got a refund.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 24, 2008, 12:16:26 PM
Mentioned a second Negima series that's supposed to be 10 times better than the first... It's been out a while, but it seems Funi just picked it up and started dubbing it.


There's also a Negima live action series in japan... The dvd comes with a vomit bag in case it makes you spew. You know, if they're going to do a live action of a Akamatsu series, I'm suprised they didn't do a live action Love Hina.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 24, 2008, 10:55:10 PM
I often wonder about my anime judgment due to the fact that I always enjoyed Love Hina, particularly the manga.  It could have been better, particularly had Keitaro repeatedly violated Naru's cornhole after her second or third Point-of-Light Punch, but every man's work could be improved upon hindsight.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 25, 2008, 11:45:55 AM
The only reason I wasn't so hot on Love Hina was because Keitaro was used as a punching bag the whole series. The humor of it got stale after a while. Ho ho, nerdy guy who can't get chicks is surrounded by them but they kick his ass all the time=comedy?! It was starting to get as old as MadTV's skits all making fun of retarded people.


Right now I'm renting Gunslinger Girl, and I'm a tad disappointed in the fact this show seems to be 90% character development and 10% people turning into bullet swiss cheese.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 25, 2008, 09:50:41 PM
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The humor of it got stale after a while. Ho ho, nerdy guy who can't get chicks is surrounded by them but they kick his ass all the time=comedy?!

I'm kinda of the mindset that once you've seen one anime like that, you've pretty much seen them all.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 28, 2008, 02:38:10 PM
They have their charms.  The whole point of Love Hina was to watch Keitaro bumble his way into the saddle.  This was, as usual, far more developed in the manga.

I'm currently watching two anime series that are very similar: Aquarion and Zegapain.  They're both about young people piloting mecha and fighting para/supernatural alien invaders, but with differences that give them a whole different flavor.  The former is set in either a far-flung future or completely different planet that was been invaded by angelic-like creatures 12,000 years ago but won through the efforts of an alien turncoat.  The teams of three pilot three vehicles that combine into a gesault form whose functionality depends on which segment of it each vehicle assumes.  The aliens abduct people to feed on some energy derived from them ("prana"), and the main character, the reincarnation of the hero from 12,000 years ago, fights to free his friends while being a douchebag the whole way.

The latter is more along the lines of the Matrix, but with a twist: in this show, the aliens won and killed everyone on Earth.  All the people are data stored on quantum computer servers in different world zones, but they don't know it because they live in a Matrix that mimics their lives before humanity was obliterated.  For whatever reason, some of these people are able to pilot ships that allow them to live on as holograms, whereas their Zega ships allow them to interact with the real world...those interactions primarily about fighting the enemy and pushing them off the earth.  The main character, who's actually likeable, a rarity in giant robot shows; has to deal with the reality that neither he nor his friends are real anymore in either world they choose to live, and he has to decide if there's a point to continuing or if it doesn't amount to nothing more than a computer game.

Like I said, very similar in concept, but they're distinctive enough to be more than worthwhile to see.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jul 29, 2008, 12:35:36 PM
Kyo Kara Maoh about to wrap up season 2 on the Asian Network.  More straight guys this time.  Totally in lust with Gwendal.  :aroused:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 30, 2008, 02:35:20 PM
I saw the gurren lagann dub on sci fi.  Kamina is voiced by Gohan.  I think he could've done a good job but he wasn't directed properly.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 31, 2008, 12:51:57 PM
You know, it amazes me over and over again the things I see on anime that you will never see on most network or cable channels in the US, stuff that's just too naughty or sexual for American TV.

For instance, to give an example of what I'm talking about, take an anime oriented towards teenagers, take some of the females who may or may not be underaged, and have something "innocently" rub over their crotch and boobs. Which is what happened in this scene. It was blatantly sexual. Rub rub... "moooaan"

In the US, such a scene on TV would have the FCC and angry bible belt parents all over that shit faster than a fat man spotting a cupcake. In Japan they wouldn't bat an eyelash over it.

Which makes me wonder if there's something in the water or if, because of their repressive culture, the Japs are just really really fucking horny.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jul 31, 2008, 01:43:43 PM
With a population of over 127,000,000 on an island smaller than California, I think animated boobies are the last thing they're worrying about.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 01, 2008, 10:46:48 AM
No privacy :)

*bangs on bamboo wall* Dammit, stop making so much noise during sex over there!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 01, 2008, 11:23:42 AM
I learned from Samurai Champloo that they used to be very sexual and that we repressed them with our western ways when we started trading with them.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 01, 2008, 11:48:03 AM
They're still sexual... fanservice anyone?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 01, 2008, 03:18:40 PM
Yeah but they're pixelated.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Aug 01, 2008, 04:57:23 PM
Not when the trannys visit your hotel room.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 04, 2008, 02:26:02 PM
In capsule hotels, there's a big red button for pron on the TV.  Don't need trannies; just some wipes for the ceiling.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Aug 04, 2008, 02:42:06 PM
Or you can stay in a normal hotel room, with lovely pixelated pay-per-view.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Aug 11, 2008, 02:50:32 PM
Apparently Bernie had My-Otome before me, because my latest netflix took 5 days to get to me because they said they shipped it from Houston.

I'm starting to get a bit sick of this anime actually, because it seems to be filled with less real action and more estrogen-induced emo-fests: "ohh I love him but he doesn't love me back *SOB!*", "Oh, the girl gave up her dream to be an otome to be with her boyfriend *SOB CRY SOB*", "Oh I got into an argument with my best friend over some petty bullshit *SOB CRY SOB CRY*". These girls shed more tears than a baby daycare and no one has died yet. I had heard from some that this series was better than My-HiME, but I found HiME to be a much better series.

It was probably because of the lack of death and massive amounts of teenage angst and emoness that I picked my next two Netflix selections: Hellsing Ultimate and Devil May Cry.

And after a "Very Long Wait" they're shipping Gunslinger Girl 3 today. Cyborgs, Vampires, and Demons, oh my!

Edit: Tomorrow, actually, even though I sent my last DVD in on Thursday.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 11, 2008, 03:22:09 PM
DMC's nowhere near Hellsing Ultimate when it comes to that, though.  And you'll play hell getting the third volume of it for some time, as ADV lost the rights to it and had to halt distribution of it.  You'll have to wait until Funimation starts distro.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 10, 2008, 08:08:54 PM
I'll be getting Hellsing 3 soon.

Kinda disappointed with this series, actually. I won't deny that it's prettier with all the CG, that it has more gore or violence, that Alucard is more awesome in this one, and kicks way more ass.

But the biggest bitch is what they did to Seras. They've resigned her to basically comic relief. I heard that's kinda how she is in the manga, and if that's the case I'm really disappointed. I enjoyed how in the original Hellsing ova she was a serious character and we saw her deal with drinking blood, not being able to go out during the day, and sleeping in the dungeons. In this one she's making silly faces and going into SD mode. If this is Japanese humor I'm not amused. I'm not the only one who's bugged by this.

The other minor gripe is how they condensed the storyline. More than likely just to make it more "action packed" they removed a lot of story and filler. I noticed it first with the plot with the two vampire teens on DVD 1, they never went into the back story of the two vampires. This is probably why Seras is little more than comic relief now. I've even heard the series cuts out a lot of the filler and story from the Manga. So in other words they "Hollywood Action Flicked" the series.

I do prefer some storyline with my action KTHXBYE.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 10, 2008, 10:58:48 PM
You heard correct...Seras was more of a supporting character in the manga than she was in the first animated series.  From what I've seen, though, not a lot got cut from the manga story. 

Granted, I enjoyed the first half of the first Hellsing anime, but the second half was total trash.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 15, 2008, 05:57:55 PM
If you don't know my feelings on something that's "adapted" from something else, I don't expect an exact copy of a material from one format to another. Lord of the Rings did fine as a three movie trilogy even though not everything in the books was in the movies... they thankfully removed the stoner hippy Bombadill, yet sadly removed the battle for Hobbiton that was at the end of the story. But the feel of the books was in the movie so it worked out, and everyone was happy.

You have so many Hellsing manga fans jacking off because this new series is straight from the manga, who cares? I don't even read manga so I don't give a shit.

I did get DVD three though, and the bloodbath was amazingly awesome, yet disturbing. Yet Seras (and now Mr. Eyepatch Mercenary) are comic relief and pushed to the side, with little storyline. At least I would have had Seras conflicted about her vampireism and acting to try to keep Alucard from going too wild with his violent escapades.

They just put DVD 4 on Netflix and I have it on my queue! ^_^


Edit: Also, I so want to cosplay Alucard now. :)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 16, 2008, 02:07:33 PM
The characters in Hellsing Ultimate seem like hyper insane versions of the themselves from the regular series.  Everyone has a big "I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR THROAT OUT!" perma-grin on now instead of before where only alucard acted that way sometimes.  Or maybe I just remember the old series differently.

Have the dubbed part 4 yet? 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 16, 2008, 04:09:35 PM
The characters in Hellsing Ultimate seem like hyper insane versions of the themselves from the regular series.  Everyone has a big "I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR THROAT OUT!" perma-grin on now instead of before where only alucard acted that way sometimes.  Or maybe I just remember the old series differently.

Have the dubbed part 4 yet? 
They just put DVD 4 on Netflix and I have it on my queue! ^_^


Edit: Also, I so want to cosplay Alucard now. :)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 16, 2008, 10:45:07 PM
You have so many Hellsing manga fans jacking off because this new series is straight from the manga, who cares? I don't even read manga so I don't give a shit.

There's no reason a good manga (such as Hellsing) should not be made into a good anime.  That's finally happening with Hellsing, and it's thanks to the original writer/artist who was dissatisfied with the anime adaptation.  That's why you should care, whether you read 'em or not.

I did get DVD three though, and the bloodbath was amazingly awesome, yet disturbing. Yet Seras (and now Mr. Eyepatch Mercenary) are comic relief and pushed to the side, with little storyline. At least I would have had Seras conflicted about her vampireism and acting to try to keep Alucard from going too wild with his violent escapades.

Not having read the manga, you have no idea how these characters turn out.  All I'll say is, "stay tuned."
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 26, 2008, 03:42:34 PM
I seem to be watching a lot of anime lately that are either remakes or sequels to already established and popular anime franchises. Besides Hellsing Ultimate:

Appleseed Ex Machina
I liked the plot of the first remake, but the CG made my eyes hurt. When people said this one was better than the first one, I watched the movie with an open mind.

The film's fight scenes are directed by John Woo (yes, THAT John Woo) and some of the costumes are designed by Prada, so we already have big names on the project. CG wise, the movie looks twice as good as the original. Storywise, I was not that impressed by it. There's plenty of good action though. The main plot involves some mad scientist wanting to brainwash people and start a utopia. There's a sub-plot about a clone of the cyborg boyfriend being made, and the main female character having to decide between her mostly-metal man and the flesh-and-blood clone, but the tension between them is barely there and they all become pals at the end. Grade: B


Slayers Revolution
Yes there IS a Slayers Sequel being produced right now. It's not a sequel of the shitty straight-to-video series with that annoying Tomato-Boob Naga, but a sequel to the much better TV series'. Lina and Gourry are looking for his Sword of Light, some dude is trying to arrest Lina just because she's Lina Inverse, and some green monster midget with arms for ears is blowing things up with Dragu Slaves and tarnishing Lina's good image. It's Slayers so of course it's good... Grade: A

Macross Frontier
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Macross franchise, they have created this new series that's a sequel to the original Macross universe. It has flashy battles, not as awesome as Zero (I doubt anything can top that!) but still they look nice. The storyline and characters are typical anime. Aliens attack, characters fight for survival, pop idols act like stuck up bitches and get in the way and have some major connection with the aliens.

What I can't figure out is why almost every Macross anime, including this one, has a stuck up pop idol for a main character. I know pop idols are big in Japan, but rarely in an anime series do you see them as a major character.


Kite Liberator
Sequel to the original violent Kite movie. it's in my queue. We'll see if it's any good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 26, 2008, 03:50:49 PM
I've been going back to watch the Azumanga Daioh DVD's.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 26, 2008, 09:08:19 PM
AzuDai was my very first Netflixed series...I enjoyed it so much I actually bought the set.  I don't know how it works, but it stays fresh for me even after multiple viewings and having read the mangas through several times.

Ex Machina was alright.  It looked much better than it was, which was a pretty straightforward military action anime we've seen a hundred times already.  I never watched the Slayers series, just the OAVs, so no comment.  Macross Frontier is a series I'm hoping gets localized and sees domestic release very soon...then again, I've been waiting for Macross Zero to see similar release for several years now (which is why I obtained fansubbed copies and personally authored to DVD).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 27, 2008, 09:41:48 PM
Merla and I finally finished Saiyuki season two today.  I already said it was a piece of crap anyway, so I don't think I need to go on about it.  I forget what anime we should be getting next.  I think they're a ways down our respective queues.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 27, 2008, 09:55:09 PM
I got the first two volumes of that series, and despite it being so full of bishies, I thought it was pretty good.  Too bad Netflix conveniently forgot where it put volume three, prompting me to drop the series completely.

Back to a title D posted about before, I found Mai-Otome to be more fun to watch than Mai-HiME.  You do know that there's an OVA continuation coming out in early October, as well as a prequel OVA?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 29, 2008, 05:34:38 PM
I got the first two volumes of that series, and despite it being so full of bishies, I thought it was pretty good.  Too bad Netflix conveniently forgot where it put volume three, prompting me to drop the series completely.

We had actually started with Reload, then to Reload Gunlock, then to season 1 and then season 2.  We didn't think we missed much w/0 season 1's vol. 3.  Despite the good qualities of the show, it tends to have a horrible "let's drag this shit out forever" problem that plagues a lot of anime.  It's kinda like missing two episodes of Dragon Ball Z in between a fight: you don't really feel like you missed anything.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 29, 2008, 11:10:38 PM
I'm going to look into picking up the rest of Azumanga Daioh....and I hear YOtsuba is becoming an Anime...AND WHEN IS THE NEXT HARUHI SEASON?!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 30, 2008, 03:26:30 PM
I won't spoil the Hellsing manga - I'l just say I was rather saddened, and someone would have to be paying VERY close attention to my past posts to discern anything from that.  

I was going to see my pal Mike Vance who does VA work for ADV last Thursday and hear about what's coming up, but post-hurricane home concerns derailed that - sorry, D and other ADV fans. I will try to catch up with him and see if anything fun is coming down the pikes soon.  :-\

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 30, 2008, 09:00:50 PM
Based on what I see as an outside observer, ADV looks like it's on its last legs.

I'm going to look into picking up the rest of Azumanga Daioh....and I hear YOtsuba is becoming an Anime...

I whole-heartedly recommend AzuDai (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?page=10) (spoilers), but I hadn't heard Yotsuba was being animated.

Despite the good qualities of the show, it tends to have a horrible "let's drag this shit out forever" problem that plagues a lot of anime.  It's kinda like missing two episodes of Dragon Ball Z in between a fight: you don't really feel like you missed anything.

I noticed there were like three series in the franchise...glad I backed out when I did.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 30, 2008, 10:05:10 PM
I liked Reload the best, so if you ever decide to retry it, I would do that one.  (It also has my one of my favorite openings, "Wild Rock".)  I think it's like eight discs long.  It's the one that came out on Encore's anime block a few years back with Gokusen.  You don't need any prior knowledge of the characters or anything, you can just jump right in.  Anyway, it's not really necessary to have to see all of the different Saiyuki series.  The same basic themes and gags occur in a majority of the episodes and it's not as if they ever reach India.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 02, 2008, 12:17:50 PM
I've been noticing Anime companies have been kicking the bucket lately. First Geneon, now ADV?

Apparently the people who got into the industry were too enthusiastic about it, and forgot two very important things:

1) Most anime fans are very broke.

2) Most anime fans get their anime downloaded illegally online.



Oh, I also forgot that I've started watching Kamen No Maid Guy. If there was any guy that would most accurately represent IDE in anime, Maid Guy would be it. Hardcore, huge, muscular, sharp teeth.





....and I cannot find a picture. These computer labs are packed and the network seems to be overloaded. You would think that the people who designed the network would design it to handle 10 times the network traffic if everyone was downloading movies on every computer, much in the way that structures and elevators are designed to handle a lot more stress than will ever be put on them. But I keep on getting firefox's 404 screen when I try to click on an image, so I think the network is fried.


Oh just google the fucking picture...  >:( *stabs the network administrators*
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Oct 02, 2008, 01:14:04 PM
When did ADV kick the bucket? Purchase rights to Clannad were announced on Monday. They didn't have powet for a week and nothing got done, but they're back up.  Wish they'd do more stuff like Le Chevalier D'Eon and Gilgamesh and less nubile 'n' mecha, but that's just me. :P I even liked their Gatchaman, and that's high praise, considering what a Gatchagroupie I am.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6598958.html?industryid=47140 (http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6598958.html?industryid=47140)

And with no distracting TV for the past two weeks, I dug out old comics - kept thinking of IDE whist reading Cerebus the Aardvark.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 02, 2008, 03:34:09 PM
ku ku ku

I already plan on cosplaying that guy someday.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 03, 2008, 06:11:43 PM
I haven't heard about them kicking the bucket either.  What I did hear about was that anime conference where companies talked about how they were losing money and needed to re-adapt to the market pretty damn fast.  And then there was that whole deal about loads of their titles being sold off to other companies.  But that's downsizing your assets, that's not a dead business.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 04, 2008, 01:04:29 PM
I must have misread a post and thought ADV was going the way of Geneon.

Randomly, I bumped into a group of people that were walking around my old campus and promoting an anime club they were starting up. I decided to come along.

Back when I went to this college and before I left, I was a staff member of the old anime club, it lasted from 2000 to 2004. At first it had a lot of staff and everyone was enthused, but then people left or graduated and everyone went their own ways, and finally it was just me and one other guy. I was in charge of the website and the advertising, he was the president and downloaded anime and brought in his notebook computer.

But then he started bitching about how he was doing everything (he tried to do the website himself after asking me to do it... he wanted his website to be covered in Naruto pictures and I refused). He complained how he had no time to run the group. Well he tried to do everything himself rather than delegating tasks. He wanted to set up a webserver to share anime with those who brought computers but couldn't even get it set up. He tried to do the webpage himself because it didn't have enough Naruto shit on it. He bitched that I didn't help him get anime even though A) I have less than half a dozen anime series at home, and B) at the time I had dialup and couldn't download any series at home. And the president just gave up and the club collapsed.


I think I'm sticking with this one because I want to see them succeed this time. I told them I'd be the Old Geezer of the group, I'd reminisce about the good ol' days where we'd have all day Transformers screenings and raffles and pizza, where we'd have to walk to club meetings uphill both ways, and we had to use VHS tapes, and whine and bitch about all you punk ass kids and your torrents and mp4s and HI-DEF anime downloads.

So far they've decided to have the screenings every Friday (which requires a lot of work), they have no running series and are just showing one episode of random anime each day, and they're showing anime they buy off of Blockbuster Total Access rather than stuff they download, which may cause the anime companies to complain (maybe). We'll see how long this shit lasts.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 06, 2008, 11:51:39 AM
When did ADV kick the bucket? Purchase rights to Clannad were announced on Monday. They didn't have powet for a week and nothing got done, but they're back up.  Wish they'd do more stuff like Le Chevalier D'Eon and Gilgamesh and less nubile 'n' mecha, but that's just me. :P I even liked their Gatchaman, and that's high praise, considering what a Gatchagroupie I am.

ADV's actually skirting the edge right now.  They lost many of their licenses from the past couple years (including d'Eon, which I agree is one of the best series in the past couple years), since the company handling their licensing in Japan (Sojitz) fell through and saddled up with Funimation, as did Dentsu, Geneon's parent company.  Remember NewType USA?  It was yet another casualty.

This is why ADV is re-issuing a lot of their older stuff lately...it's all they have readily available for release in order to maintain a retail presence.  It's also why you're seeing a bunch of incomplete series from the past year popping back on shelves with a new volume available, since Funimation's just getting that going at this point.

The positive side is that ADV's localization work is still viable for the incomplete stuff, as they're a stone's throw from Funi and is still in the dubbing business.  So anybody who may have bought them won't be put out by a whole new team working on the English aspect of it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Oct 06, 2008, 01:05:49 PM
I-45 stays pretty busy with VAs going between ADV & Funi - Greg Ayres and Monica Rial should have their own lanes.  Nice to see a Dallas and Houston company in the same field with a good working relationship instead of the usual cutthroat attitude.  Pretty smart on everyone's part for the Texas studios to be friendly in a right-to-work state and keep good people - crew & actors gotta eat, and Funi could only be The House That DBZ Built for so long.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 06, 2008, 02:35:20 PM
Newtype USA lost me when they decided only subscribers get preview DVDs.  And they were too pricey, too.  Like ten bucks a magazine or something, weren't they?  Every month.  No, thanks.  When they first came out, I thought "Cool.  I wonder how soon this concept will die."  It seemed like a costly venture from the get-go.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 06, 2008, 03:22:57 PM
Indeed.


I have begun watching the second season of Code Geass. IDE (since you're the only one I know who has seen the first season), in case you haven't seen R2, here's where you can watch it online (http://www.youranimenow.com/code-geass-r2.html).

The first few episodes are worth it just to see Kallen kick the ass of people twice her size... wearing only a playboy bunny suit! My love for that woman has just doubled!  :love:

Lelouch is kicking ass, Suzaku is the Emperor's right hand man, the Emperor has a Geass himself, Lelouch's "brother" has a Geass and a mysterious past.... and all in the first two episodes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 06, 2008, 03:57:19 PM
Now for images!

(http://randomc.animeblogger.net/image/Kamen%20no%20Maid%20Guy/Kamen%20no%20Maid%20Guy%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2006.jpg)

Here's the IDE-as-an-animated-character Maid Guy. Note the sharp teeth and the claw-like fingernails. Notice the glare in his eyes and his lust for large breasts.


(http://hontouni.com/souomou/images/cgeass/cdgsr201_05.jpg)

Cleavage! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naBP3WpMUGw) :D

(link goes to youtube video clip. Bunny girl ass kicking after 1 minute into video)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 21, 2008, 06:11:04 PM
Kite Liberator had a Sopranos style ending. The screen suddenly went blank.

I heard there may be a sequel. I sure as hell hope so, because that ending sucked.

Also, I'm getting close to finishing Code Geass R2. I seriously hope this ends with half the world burning to the ground. If Lelouch were to kick the bucket or something, and the British were to win, that would quite possibly be the worst ending to anything ever.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Oct 22, 2008, 09:24:28 PM
Been watching the English Haruhi Suzumiya stuff. I LIKE the English Voiceacting on it quite a bit. Admittedly Crispin Freeman can't capture the apathy of the Japanese Voice actor, but really I think I enjoy the sarcasm/disbelief Crispin brings to Kyon instead. Rather than the "Huh. She's at it again" personality, the english translation gives him more a "Holy crap. Did she really just Rape Mikuru?!" I like he brings something new rather than trying to imitate the Japanese voice actor, which, in my mind, is what can really make a crappy english translation.

Also of note, the Esper dude is voiced by Johnny Yosch....I think that's his name. He voiced Vash the Stampede and is the former Power Ranger. Wendee Lee as the voice of Haruhi is.....interesting. Not necessarily bad, but definitely interesting.

Of note: I have Superman Doomsday coming next from Netflix, followed by more Haruhi. I may move all of Haruhi to the top. I tend to space out my selections so I can see other things.

Also, has anyone seen Gun Sword, and was it any good? I put the first disc on hold and am really considering taking it off.

I was planning on renting the Disgaea Anime, however Netflix is being retarded and is missing disc 1. Really, Netflix? REALLY? Then again, not surprising considering I've had Reboot Vol. 3 on hold since we first GOT the Netflix account. Great Teacher Onizuka Disc 1 has been on hold forever too. WTF?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 24, 2008, 12:36:44 PM
Move all Haruhi to the top.

I received Hellsing Ultimate Volume 4 in the mail from Netflix.   :poo: :stickdance: :flash: :raiseroof:


I notice that Netflix has three Gurren Lagann 2-disk sets, and I wonder if that's the whole series or there's more coming? I also notice that Lucky Star has only about 4-5 disks out for it, and wonder if that's the whole series.

I'm eventually going to watch Gurren Lagann since I can't move 5 feet in any anime community without everyone screaming how epic it is. Since it looks like Gainax mashed Eva, FLCL, and Abenobashi together to make this, I'm sure it will be good, but I fear it will make me hate all other anime because it will not be able to top the awesomeness.

That had been my problem. Every series out of Japan was the same stereotypical cliche overdone bullshit. If it wasn't some high school nerd dealing with cute girls or killer aliens (or both), it was giant robots and shitty politics.

And then I saw Code Geass and was cured of what ailed me. And now that I'm almost done with R2 (and OMG....who takes the throne!.....), I need more epic. I just don't know if I'll be able to handle all this epic. My head may explode.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 24, 2008, 05:49:26 PM
Kite Liberator had a Sopranos style ending. The screen suddenly went blank.

I heard there may be a sequel. I sure as hell hope so, because that ending sucked.

Sequel's on the way. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-09-04/kite-liberator-sequel-being-written-by-creator-umetsu)

Of note: I have Superman Doomsday coming next from Netflix, followed by more Haruhi. I may move all of Haruhi to the top. I tend to space out my selections so I can see other things.

IMO, the Doomsday movie was a sad waste.  It could have been much better, but it wasn't, and it had no excuse not to have been.  I'd put it below anything you actually want to see with any immediacy.

Also, has anyone seen Gun Sword, and was it any good? I put the first disc on hold and am really considering taking it off.

Gun Sword was not a quality anime, but I found it to be a lot of fun.  Lots of fighting, chicks, "we're saving the world" angst...sort of like if Vash from Trigun was dour and piloted a mecha.

Great Teacher Onizuka Disc 1 has been on hold forever too. WTF?

GTO (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?page=14) is a must see in my book.  I just wish it wasn't as held back and had more of the manga's sensibilities.  Onizuka is destined to become known as one of the classic characters in anime.  As I state in my linked review, "...imagine if IDE was a Japanese schoolteacher..."

I received Hellsing Ultimate Volume 4 in the mail from Netflix.   :poo: :stickdance: :flash: :raiseroof:

I got it, too...last week!  MUAH, HAH-HAH HAA!

I notice that Netflix has three Gurren Lagann 2-disk sets, and I wonder if that's the whole series or there's more coming?

I'm eventually going to watch Gurren Lagann since I can't move 5 feet in any anime community without everyone screaming how epic it is. Since it looks like Gainax mashed Eva, FLCL, and Abenobashi together to make this, I'm sure it will be good, but I fear it will make me hate all other anime because it will not be able to top the awesomeness.

GL is a love letter to all old-school anime mecha fans.  If you get the Netflix offering, you're also getting the sub-only release, as they haven't released the dub version to DVD yet.  If you want to see the dub (knowing you, probably not), it comes on Sci-Fi channel most Mondays.  But don't start now, because this week they'll be on eps. 21 and 22 of a 27 episode series.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 24, 2008, 06:05:25 PM
GL is so good I don't even like mecha shows and I loved it.  I think the only mecha shows I like are Voltron, Tranzor Z, and G Gundam.

Code Geass counts as mecha?  I dunno.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bitey the Snail on Oct 27, 2008, 01:43:44 PM
I'm watching Hyakujuo Golion, which is basically Japanese Voltron.  I like it better than Voltron but I don't think Merla does.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 27, 2008, 11:57:49 PM
I've been wanting to see that. I saw the ad for it on the Black Lion set and have been jonesing for it ever since.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Oct 29, 2008, 05:12:16 PM
One of these days I might actually cosplay as something.

You know, if I actually get a disposable income, lots of extra money, or maybe get off my lazy ass and just sew something together.

By the time I post again the Convention will have come and gone. I may have pictures.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 29, 2008, 09:28:44 PM
I thought you already went as the guy from chobits.

There's another anime con coming to miami this weekend, but I don't think I'm gonna go.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Nov 03, 2008, 06:08:45 PM
I thought you already went as the guy from chobits.

There's another anime con coming to miami this weekend, but I don't think I'm gonna go.

That was last year.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 03, 2008, 09:14:11 PM
Right, but you have "cosplayed as something" before. Just because it's a new year doesn't mean something didn't happen last year. 

Unless you're talking about my birthday.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Nov 04, 2008, 11:49:38 AM
Y'all hear anything about a new Dragonball Z anime coming out only in japan?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 04, 2008, 01:10:11 PM
Well almost everything comes out only in japan first doesn't it?

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 05, 2008, 07:29:29 AM
Y'all hear anything about a new Dragonball Z anime coming out only in japan?

For what it's worth, no, I haven't.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Nov 05, 2008, 10:18:24 AM
Like that'd stick. Hello piracy! If they were smart they'd pull worldwide releases. I could watch Casino Royale right now, but I won't. Why? Fucker, I got respect.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Nov 10, 2008, 01:07:16 PM
Guess it's too much to hope that the Dragonball live movie be confined to Japan.... :-\

Finally unwrapped & watched Hellsing Ultimate IV last night.  I fell asleep during the Major's speech at the end and didn't wake up until the menu music started.  Granted, it was late, I have a raging sore throat, I was tired from working on the floor in the flooded room followed by a lot of lemon echinacea tea heavily laced with Jameson's, but damn, he went on and on and on....manga panels don't always translate well to screen.  :keelover:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Nov 10, 2008, 05:06:00 PM
Guess it's too much to hope that the Dragonball live movie be confined to Japan.... :-\

Finally unwrapped & watched Hellsing Ultimate IV last night.  I fell asleep during the Major's speech at the end and didn't wake up until the menu music started.  Granted, it was late, I have a raging sore throat, I was tired from working on the floor in the flooded room followed by a lot of lemon echinacea tea heavily laced with Jameson's, but damn, he went on and on and on....manga panels don't always translate well to screen.  :keelover:

Indeed... the speech didn't seem like it would ever end. How many ways can you describe how mass genocide gives you a hard on?

At a costume contest at an all day anime event, it was only me and a handful of other people, and I won by some miracle, considering my costume involved regular street clothes, cereal box cardboard, markers, glue, some fabric from a thrift shop, and one hour of actual work, for a single small prop for my face.

I won 5 tickets for raffle and a hello kitty plush that I ended up giving away. Armed with 5 more tickets I bought I ended up winning nothing at the raffle... even with them having 2 dozen prizes including entire anime series, dvds, entire manga series, wallscrolls, t-shirts. I saw people buy 50 tickets at $1 a ticket, and then I saw people win multiple prizes, including one guy who won 4-5 prizes. I would whine about the unfairness that some people can afford to spend $50 on tickets  and win half the prizes.... but I talked to someone after the raffle who had spent a lot of money on tickets and hadn't won a thing, so I felt better at their pain and suffering. I would at least suggest the damn raffles this club has every month limit people to just ONE PRIZE per raffle.

The real question is: Why the hell would anyone spend $50 fucking dollars on a raffle when you can use ALL that money to BUY all the anime and manga you want?! Are you that fucking stupid? That's the sole reason I never spend more than $5 at any anime raffle.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 15, 2008, 12:37:09 AM
Okay, we finished Golion.  It kinda falls apart with the last three discs.  Not that they're bad, they're just not as good IMO.  I think it's mainly because the Golion/Voltron pilots really start to take a back seat in their own show.  At one point, they don't appear until halfway through one episode.  Also, Sincline/Lotor gets over his obsession with the princess pretty damn quick in my opinion.  I think his character was more fun when he was ridiculously obsessed.  Notes about the ending.  Using the spoiler box in case you actually care to be surprised:

Spoiler (hover to show)

I also got through the first two discs of Ouran High School Host Club, which is a neat series.  The English version Tamaki is actually way funnier than the Japanese actor.

I've just started Death Note.  Yay to hearing Brian's voice again.  The commentary on episode one was absolutely pointless.  Over two-thirds of it was just the dude on the commentary telling us things that were happening in the series.  "There's Ryuk.  He's in the shinigami world."  "There's the Death Note."  "Light's killing people."  "Here Light and Ryuk meet."  I don't know why they bothered with it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 15, 2008, 12:47:07 AM
Rereading the older posts in this thread, I just realized something.  Crispin Freeman has a nice speaking voice and all, but there's always something about it that doesn't fit the right way and then it hit me:  He sounds completely and utterly in love with himself no matter what character he's playing.  Like if he met his clone, he'd totally fuck it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Dec 15, 2008, 01:08:04 AM
I have....off and on (more off then on.) been watching 7 Samurai.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Dec 18, 2008, 11:12:35 PM
I finished watching the English Haruhi and it was good. Except for one part.

The Summer Festival part fails in the singing portion, though really not due lack of Voice Acting talent. This requires explanation.

I'm a bit of a Special Features whore. I love special features on DVD's. Through this, I've learned that, if I recall correctly, an english version of an Anime has "lip flap" that tends to get cut. You're talking about frames of animation that are like one one hundredth or something of a second, and they do this so the english words seem to sync up better with the japanese animation. The Problem with the Summer Festival performance? It was too detailed and high quality in the animation. They could not cut enough "lip flap" to even come close to matching the english voice to the mouth movements, at all, because the Japanese animation team did such a fantastic job animating that sequence it...well it was fantastic. Look at Yuki on the guitar. It's not just generic fingerpicking/strumming animatics. As far as I can tell? It was animated perfectly to the point it seemed IRL accurate in finger placement and such.

Still, Haruhi's singing? Extremely jarring to a Godzilla point. I couldn't figure out why Wendee Lee's words did not match the animation at all until I remembered the entire "Lip Flap" thing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Dec 19, 2008, 05:20:42 PM
I'm still deciding if I'm gonna watch Harui or not.  I liked seven samurai.


I'm currently slowly watching the devil may cry anime.

I need to get caught up with soul eater and Kamen No maid guy.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Dec 19, 2008, 11:37:28 PM
What sucks about 7 Samurai is that one of the few episodes I've caught...is the last one. So I already know how it ends and wish I could have watched it in proper order.



Edit: Who it end? Paging Doctor Freud.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Dec 20, 2008, 12:11:32 AM
Yeah that kinda sucks, I liked the earlier half of the series more IIRC.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Dec 20, 2008, 12:52:46 AM
Based on what I remember from the first two discs, Devil May Cry was so dull it should have been called Shwiggie Did Cry.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 20, 2008, 11:48:39 PM
And did you?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Dec 21, 2008, 03:49:05 AM
Yeah the stand alone ep format is kind of crappy.  I watched 2 or 3 and haven't been compelled to watch anymore.  But it's madhouse so I'll probably go back eventually.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Dec 21, 2008, 07:19:05 PM
In the same off and on way that I've been watching 7 Samurai, I've also been watching Hell Girl. But I've only seen like 2-3 episodes of that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Dec 23, 2008, 10:24:45 AM
Hell Girl sounds a bit sexy.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Dec 23, 2008, 12:19:13 PM
It's not.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Sam on Dec 23, 2008, 01:30:10 PM
I, uh, watched a couple episodes of Cowboy Bebop again last weekend (there, now I can justify posting in this thread and being part of the group).

Rereading the older posts in this thread, I just realized something.  Crispin Freeman has a nice speaking voice and all, but there's always something about it that doesn't fit the right way and then it hit me:  He sounds completely and utterly in love with himself no matter what character he's playing.  Like if he met his clone, he'd totally fuck it.

I love myself.  I'm awesome.  But there's no way I'd fuck my clone.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Dec 23, 2008, 05:39:11 PM
Ditto, UNLESS it was converted to a female ala Ultimate Spider-Man. Then I'd be all over myself.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 26, 2008, 12:54:56 AM
I ♥ L.  What a freak.  Too bad he bites it.

Saiunkoku's kinda losing me here.  It's a sweet show and I would've possibly loved it if I saw it, like, ten years ago.  A lot of it just doesn't seem original enough.  But it still has some endearing characters, so I went ahead and put Season 1, Part 2 in my queue.

Merla and I started Tweeny Witches.  It's kinda fun, creative, and has a nice look, but the cheapness of it kinda downgrades it to a low B instead of a decent A.  There's several scenes where we see part of an arm or a leg or half a body or a weird piece of scenery for as long as a minute of dialogue and it happens frequently.  I'm aware this is a common shortcut for a lot of shows, but it's at a ridiculous level here.  Why are we looking at legs this long?  Come on.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Dec 27, 2008, 01:03:04 PM
Gurren Lagann's second half is somewhat disappointing me, as it's not as silly and cartoony as the first half. It's all uber serious and crap. I'll have to see how it goes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Dec 27, 2008, 01:59:14 PM
Second half is fucking hardcore you simpering lucky star fan.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Mar 20, 2009, 01:35:07 PM
Devil May Cry - sorry, Dante's dialogue & the dub VA reminds me of Calvin pretending to be Tracer Bullet.

http://homepage.mac.com/tigershark/tracerbullet/tracer3.jpg (http://homepage.mac.com/tigershark/tracerbullet/tracer3.jpg)

Expecting disc 1 of Claymore when I get home.  :)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 23, 2009, 12:50:41 PM
The first episode was interesting, but I haven't gotten farther than that yet.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 27, 2009, 10:14:39 AM
Merla and I saw Paradise Kiss.  I don't know what they were thinking at the end.  It kinda fell apart a little there.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Mar 31, 2009, 03:11:19 PM
PK copped out.  Caroline should have gone to Paris with George and Isabella or at least gotten into a pile with them.  Not like she's going to find a really gorgeous shemale to hang with after she goes to school and gets married to that clown her mother picked out.  And she could have - George was a real kink in the manga.

Didn't get Claymore - got Twelve Kingdoms instead, so now I'm going through that.  This is the second time Netflix has yanked something out of the middle of my queue to send and goofed me up.  :mad:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Apr 07, 2009, 07:38:54 PM
Gurren Lagann's ending did not disappoint.


Going through School Rumble now. Also almost done with Macross Frontier.

Finished Champaloo, liked the ending. Finished first season of Higurashi, loved that series.

Claymore is well worth it. Ending could have been better.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Apr 08, 2009, 10:18:58 AM
Maybe Netflix is possessed of wisdom beyond my feeble comprehension because Twelve Kingdoms is exactly suiting me right now.  The bugger is long, though - 45 episodes, and I heard it ends with a dangling plot line.  :-\
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 08, 2009, 12:28:27 PM
I really like Twelve Kingdoms though.  Yeah, there's some unresolved issues, but some other things (such as Yoko's story) do get resolved so I thought it balanced out decently.

As for PK, I really grew to dislike Caroline by that last disc.  I'm glad George and Isabella sailed off without her.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Apr 08, 2009, 12:58:44 PM
They make a better couple anyway.  8)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 22, 2009, 05:50:39 PM
I should be getting the Wallflower from Netflix today or tomorrow, since Part II of Ouran has a million mile wait.  I hope I like it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Apr 22, 2009, 07:59:09 PM
10 episodes to go.  Damn, I'm getting tired of Suzu the weeping willow.  She needs to start knitting sweaters out of her tears, like Sponge Bob did for Squidward.  ::)

I've noticed I can't spell while listening for the pizza dude.  The promise of spinach alfredo crusty goodness creates overload.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 29, 2009, 12:37:41 PM
Wallflower first struck me as something I'd really hate, and it turned out to be hilarious.  The only problem is that the premise tended to get stale.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Apr 30, 2009, 12:23:33 PM
Finished Twelve Kingdoms Saturday.  Now why does a good series like that end prematurely when some seem to go on forever with multiple shark-jumpings and bad live-action movies?  :mad:

And interesting how Kyou Kara Maoh Volume 5 is still on Very Long Wait status (the one where everyone comes to Earth) after I've gone through my queue three times as well as the Medicine Peddler disc for Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales.  Fucking fangirls pretending they got lost in the mail - feh. 

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bitey the Snail on Apr 30, 2009, 03:09:00 PM
Drive to SA and borrow my copy of 5.  :D


Wallflower Vol 3 got a wait on it.  I was hoping to get it today, but the new Wolverine toon is coming instead.  I had that one above Wallflower, not expecting it to come anytime soon.  Meanwhile, the fangirls are taking forever with Ouran.

The one I'm still pissed about is Part 2 of season one of Saiunkoku.  That's three discs long and Netflix has Part 3 (also three discs long).  Who in their right mind would get any of Part 3 without seeing three whole discs (12 to 15 episodes) that precede them?  Stupid Netflix.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on May 01, 2009, 01:22:34 PM
I'll probably end up buying Season 2 of KKM - liked it much better than 1.  Josak telling Conrart to admit that he loves him is priceless.  :happy:

Yeah, WTF with Netflix not having the beginnings of series?  I wanted to try Orphen again, another oldie I wasn't in the mood for when I first saw it, and they don't have the first two discs.  I can't believe it would be popular enough now for them to constantly be out, so why even have the third disc available? 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on May 02, 2009, 09:40:56 PM
I think I might've liked 1 better than 2, but 1 seems to be full of a lot more filler.  I didn't get the box set for 1 because I didn't think I'd want all of them, so I only bought 1-3 and vol. 6.  I have 2, 3, and 5 of season 2.  What episode in season 2 did Josak tell Conrart that?

Merla and I are watching Noein now.

On a non-anime related note, Wolverine and the X-Men (it was the first 3 eps) was decent, but--and I guess this is because of my age since it was never a problem before with other animated versions of the X-men--it's just plain funny to have Wolverine whip out his claws and then jump-kick and bitch-slap people in order to get the job done.  It could also be it's just more obvious in this show than it was in others.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on May 03, 2009, 03:12:00 PM
They, Wolfram & Yuri went off into some snowy wilds to find a healing plant and something about the place they were in made everyone paranoid.  Josak & Conrart ended up fighting and Yuri went all Demon King as usual and saved the day (yawn).  He said it after they got back.

Got the Read or Die OVA for a quick revisit - I like to clear my palate between epic series with something brief.  Funny how it never gets on any steampunk anime lists, even though plenty of people saw it on CN.   
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on May 03, 2009, 11:35:09 PM
Read or Die OVA was awesome.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on May 04, 2009, 03:51:04 AM
I'm re-watching GTO for the 3rd time.  It's that good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 16, 2009, 10:24:47 PM
Read or Die OVA was awesome.

Yes, but I admit that I really liked the TV series, too. 

Again, big thumbs up to GTO. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on May 20, 2009, 01:14:32 PM
On disc 3 of Claymore.  Raki annoyed the hell out of me, so I didn't start getting interested until the went back to Clare's childhood and brought Teresa in.   I notice that happens a lot with series animes - I'm falling asleep during the first 3-4 episodes, then suddenly it gets good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on May 22, 2009, 01:39:33 AM
I thought about putting GTO in my queue but I think some discs were missing last I checked.  I own the first disc so I don't care about that one, but a couple of the others were also gone I think.

Merla and I saw the Tsubasa Chronicles movie and it was decent.  I watched vol. 1 of the series and it kinda drags.  Syaoran and Sakura just aren't interesting enough to pull a whole series with them.  Fai and Kurogane seemed to be more fun (and they were in the movie as well) but it's not about them so boo-hoo.  Unless Merla really liked it or something, I'm gonna pass on this most likely.

Merla also had the XXXholic movie in her queue (that was shown with TC in Japanese theaters).  It seemed decent but a little dull.  The character designs are freaky.  I know CLAMP has their style, but the people are just deformed in this thing!  Torsos and limbs go on for miles and heads are itty-bitty tiny.  It's like watching spider-people, it's uber-disturbing.  And I thought the lack of noses in Oban Star Racers weirded me out.

I finally saw vol. 3 of Wallflower after a long wait and frankly it's gotten Excel-itis.  I know a lot of people really like Excel Saga, but it just got too damn wacky and off the wall for me.  Wackiness is like cologne: less is more.  There's so much screaming and arm-waving and super-deformedness and flopping around and it just starts to look stupid.  It did have it's good points, but the first episode on the disc was really trying my patience.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 22, 2009, 06:27:26 PM
Excel didn't bother me too much with the wackiness, since that was the whole point.  But Wallflower doesn't really move forward with anything...but it's typical of manga-derived anime whose production ends before the manga's done.

I downloaded and burned Macross: Do You Remember Love? onto a DVD and loved it.  I've been wanting to see that movie since something like 1996 or '97.  Currently downloading the Macross Frontier series, to see if it's worth a crap.  I'm betting it is.  Then I might tackle Macross 7.

I'm working on burning the Eva 1.0 movie to disk.  It's been a pain but I've got it figured out now.  Looking forward to that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on May 23, 2009, 02:11:04 PM
Excel didn't bother me too much with the wackiness, since that was the whole point. 

I realize that was the point, but it was overkill.  I like stuff to be somewhat zany, but it looked like it was trying too hard.  "Look at me, I'm funny!"  Like Animaniacs would do.  I had to quit after the second disc.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 10, 2009, 02:10:24 PM
Yay, finished Ouran.

Merla kept Tsubasa in the queue so I guess we're finishing that one up.  She's in serious denial that Sakura's brother Toya is gay.  Poor thing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 25, 2009, 02:10:26 PM
Awaiting release of Claymore 6 in July, although I don't think I'm going to be very happy with the outcome from what I've heard. :razz:  Got Highlander: The Search For Vengeance - nice - and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, which was more lolicon than I expected.  Liked it, that aside, but also a bit too much obscure weirdness for its own sake rather than as a means to an end.  Kinda came off as Gankutsuou's three-toothed cousin.

Got Saiyuki after realizing that Ilich Guardiola whom I liked so much as Durand was Gojyo and am quite enjoying it. Another reminder to give things I didn't like as grainy fansubs a second chance.  But once again, Netflix is missing discs 3 & 6, termed "unavailable".  Guess we have naked Sanzo butt on those or something. ::) I like it well enough to buy the series and I can still watch them online, but it's still annoying.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 25, 2009, 07:28:23 PM
I only saw the first and second volumes for the same reason, so I canned the rest and chalked it up to "oh well oh hell".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Jun 25, 2009, 08:36:22 PM
THis isn't really an ANIME but it's foreign so I'll go with it.

Monday's at the LGS have been turning into Painting Days with Bad Foreign Movies.Saw The Guardian which was a korean flick with Nathan....someone. Former Australian Wrassler. He was a minor bad guy in it.

Apparently this group steals this guys two elephants and he goes on a kung fu spree. They kill one of'em and make it a skeleton statue. So the guy takes the leg bones and beats people up, and then cuts their tendons up. Whatever. Had the best fight sequence ever. A 15 No Cut stretch of this guy fighting up a spiral staircase. Other than that it was horrible. Though the fight scene where he just friggin' BREAKS like 50 people's bones is pretty sweet.

Then saw one called...The Host? I think. An Attempt at a Korean Monster Flick. Cept the monster looked like a cross between a Lungfish and a friggin' frog with teeth. The most fucked up part of that movie was when the thing stands over this pit and just throws up a BUSLOAD of human bones. Like, seriously. A BUSLOAD of freaking bones, like this thing had been eating people all movie and finally goes bulemic. Ew.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 26, 2009, 09:01:26 PM
Currently downloading the Macross Frontier series, to see if it's worth a crap.  I'm betting it is.

I burned it onto a DVD to watch on the home theater. After the first one and its five eps, I'm chomping at the bit to get my desktop set back up (a water leak made me have to disassemble and remove it, and the carpet's about dry) so I can put the rest to the test.

I'm working on burning the Eva 1.0 movie to disk.  It's been a pain but I've got it figured out now.  Looking forward to that.

I got this done, but the subtitles are pretty high in the picture.  Otherwise, this movie was a colossal waste of time.  It's just a straight rehash of the first few episodes.  2.0 is supposed to begin to diverge from the original series, but it's going to be a while before it hits.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 27, 2009, 08:49:05 AM
Got "This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" vol. 1 but since Merla and I aren't Doug and don't care to see underage tits and ass, we sent it back and aren't bothering with the rest.

Then we got "Tactics" vol. 1.  It's not terrible but it has pacing issues and uninteresting characters, so I'm certain that's the last we've seen of that.

Started "Mirage of Blaze" and like it so far.

Bernie, just saying (my opinion, of course) but Saiyuki goes pretty downhill a few vols in.  There's one episode that was practically nothing but poorly drawn cut-shots.  Of course, I like Reload and Reload Gunlock better which I've heard ppl loathe.  And Tony Oliver takes over Gojyo anyway.

I kinda wanted to see The Host when it came out in the theater, but then just blew it off.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Jun 28, 2009, 01:45:28 AM
I saw The Host. It was eh...it was ok, but fell well short of the hype it got.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jun 28, 2009, 04:29:54 PM
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Bernie, just saying (my opinion, of course) but Saiyuki goes pretty downhill a few vols in.

Yeah, I had remembered you weren't too thrilled with it.  It wasn't high on my list, but my expectations aren't much above bishies & escapism.  :laugh: Then again, it seems like most of the series I pick up lately either have the writing go to shit or the art gets farmed out to a kindergarten class.  I thought Hellsing Ultimate was safe until Vol. 4 when the Major went off on that 10-minute blatherthon and literally put me to sleep.   :-\
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 30, 2009, 10:48:44 PM
"farmed out to a kindergarten class".  :lol:  Yeah.  Though, to be clear, "bishies & escapism" were pretty much my motives too.  Have you seen "Mirage of Blaze"?  There's some pretty dudes there.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jul 01, 2009, 09:12:41 AM
In my queue.  They actually claim to have all 4 volumes of the first series!  :o

I see what you mean with Saiyuki in Season 2.  Sanzo is bearing a strong resemblance to Ren Hoek in the face - keep expecting Stimpy to pop up.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 01, 2009, 04:01:06 PM
If you look carefully, you can actually see Son Goku in the background shoveling kitty litter in his mouth.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Jul 01, 2009, 04:16:45 PM
He & Gojyo need to start playing Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence next time Sanzo whips out the fan.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 22, 2009, 02:55:44 PM
All righty here, so finished Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle's second season.  I only stuck with it because Merla did and I didn't suffer that much considering I could fast forward through 90% of the thing, which is repetitive trash.  The main couple, Sakura and Syaoran, just aren't interesting.  Those characters do nothing for me (on their own or together).  They don't even inspire revulsion.  It's like watching two bricks interacting.  If all of the episodes were more like #32 "A Date With a Wizard" or the episode where we learn about Kurogane's past, this would be an A series for sure.  Alas, no.

I watched Jyu-Oh-Sei on Hulu.  The reviews I read seem to put it down, primarily the ending, even though the consensus appear to be that it starts well and has potential.  One reviewer's website in particular went on about how supposedly stupid JOS was but then went on to praise Wolf's Rain.  Fucking Wolf's Rain.  Granted, I liked Wolf's Rain.  Didn't love it, but liked it.  You'd think anyone that liked one series with a wonky ending would like another.  If JOS was reminiscent of any other anime series, it's Wolf's Rain.  JOS's even shorter at 11 eps, so it should get points for not wasting your time.  Granted the female characters in JOS are pathetic jokes, which makes me wonder if whoever wrote the story has ever interacted with a woman before.  All in all, it's not bad.

I've currently picked up Peach Girl again.  I wasn't keen with the idea of sticking with Peach Girl via Netflix over a series of weeks as each disc arrives from my queue, but since it's on Hulu and I can watch it at my leisure, I'll go ahead and see how it ends.

I've also been watching Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, granted I've been skipping around episodes so I've only seen five or so episodes from the available fifteen or so.  I like the old art from the first series better.  The differences are subtle in most respects, but it's there: The colored outline of the hair, the odd way they sort of deform (especially Ed), the sleeker less cuter look of some of the characters (it's in some of the faces).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 22, 2009, 05:43:27 PM
FMA was hard enough for me to get into the first time that I'm not interested in this go-around until I hear about it diverging significantly from the plot of the previous one and getting interesting much sooner.

BTW: Macross Frontier was f'n awesome and it's a great way to cap off the 25th anniversary of the greatest Japanese space opera.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 22, 2009, 11:59:03 PM
It already diverged at episode 14.  But I can't speak about whether or not it's gotten interesting.  I'm probably disinterested at the moment since...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 23, 2009, 05:01:57 AM
There's another FMA series?

I'll have to chell that out. 

Right now I'm finishing the first Gurren Lagann movie.  If you'd never seen the series I wouldn't recommend it but for someone that wants to watch the series again without actually watching it again this is a great option.  It's got enough of the story line in it to cause manly tears and make you punch a hole in your drywall, clearing a path to the laundry room with your own two hands.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 23, 2009, 10:32:41 PM
On FMA:

Yeah, there's a new series being aired in Japan and then posted on FUNimation's website later, but other places have it, too.  It's called FMA: Brotherhood and its purpose is pretty much to be an anime series that follows the manga closer than the first series did.  There's no dub yet.  Just saying cos I don't know/remember if you prefer dubs or not.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 23, 2009, 10:42:54 PM
I prefer a well done dub over a sub.

Watching Hellsing Ultimate Dub ep 4.

If they dub this new FMA I'll watch it otherwise I'm cool for now on that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 23, 2009, 10:53:25 PM
It's only up to 16 episodes anyway so if you got hooked, you'd be stuck waiting each week for the new one.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 24, 2009, 12:48:54 AM
I'll probably end up watching this but only after I've caught up on all the other crap I wanna watch, and hopefully by then a dub will be in the works.


Hellsing Ultimate 4 has an awesome moment where Seras licks Integra's cut finger.

It was a penis moving scene that I recommend to everyone.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 24, 2009, 01:38:45 AM
Lately I've been leaning towards comedies like Hetalia, Sunred, and Zetsubou-sensei. And maybe a little old school goofy giant robot action à la Mazinger. None of that Code Geass shit for me, thanks. (No offense, IDE.)

Honestly though, current anime is a cesspool of piss poor animation and gratuitous fan service. I just can't stand that shit anymore, seriously. And the rampant pedophilia? Good Lord.

Maybe it's always been that way and it's simply taken me this long to realize it. :-\

I can't even think of the last time I watched a truly great dramatic anime series. Probably Kemonozume or Mononoke, and those were two or three years ago. And guess what? Neither of them have been released or even licensed for North America. Not enough tits and ass, I guess.

Sincerely,
Jaded joerammstein :joe:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 24, 2009, 11:55:36 PM
The last good goofy giant robot show I watched was Godannar, and it was a hoot.  Granted, it didn't lack for overblown T&A, but that was part of what it was spoofing so YMMV.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 25, 2009, 12:17:02 AM
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Honestly though, current anime is a cesspool of piss poor animation and gratuitous fan service. I just can't stand that shit anymore, seriously. And the rampant pedophilia? Good Lord.

QFT.  If I watch a trailer and there's an overflow of boobies or panty shots or even just whiny saucer-eyed heroines with the bodies of prepubescent girls, I just shut that series out.  It could be the best thing since sliced bread but I don't want to watch that shit.  Half the anime out there appears to be tailored specifically for Doug.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 25, 2009, 01:18:12 PM
boobies never ruin anything.  anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly insane.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 25, 2009, 01:19:33 PM
Oh yeah I came in here for a reason.

Youtube has anime series on it now including all of those new FMA. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 26, 2009, 07:22:42 PM
boobies never ruin anything.  anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly insane.

Um, no.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 26, 2009, 10:24:41 PM
Yes, boobs are an ultimate good incapable of wrong.  In them we trust.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 07, 2009, 02:14:02 AM
I finally got Saiunkoku Disc 4 after a long-ass wait of I forget exactly how long. The story's finally starting to go somewhere after 15 eps, but it has a mild version of the Slow-itis disease that commonly hits anime.  Thankully, unlike Tsubasa RC, it doesn't insist on re-showing us full-length flashbacks everytime a past event is referenced.  Still, one gets the feeling it could hurry its ass up.

Case Closed Season 4 was actually in my queue before Saiunkoku.  The first disc was a bust.  Firstly, because I prefer to watch with subtitles, I quickly realized that CC is only subtitled with the translation from the Japanese.  There is no transcription of any kind for the English dub, which takes huge liberties with names and dialogue.  Even Yu Yu had "dubtitles" but I guess FUNi had to get cheap with CC.  There are like a million fucking episodes so I understand.  I have to say, I think I actually like CC better in Japanese.  The dub actors come across very flat in comparison.  Anyway, the content was shitty.  There were two two-parters and three stand alone eps on this disc, making the count seven.

SPOILAGE or whatever AHEAD:

The plot for one of the two parters was COMPLETELY STUPID (featuring a murderer who NEVER would have been caught if he had just left well-enough alone... or at the very least, concocted a far less elaborate plot.  Think a Die Hard With A Vengeance style overly-complicated wild goose chase, except for no good reason at all) while the other two parter just decided not to MAKE ANY FUCKING SENSE AT ALL.  (This woman actually kills this guy's son-in-law and hides his son's dead body and he's all "There, there, you're still young.  It'sa all right."  FTW!)  One of the stand alone's had Conan using one of the flimsiest pieces of evidence of all time.  Cough drop wrapper, wtf.  Is Japan that harsh that people can get convicted on a cough drop wrapper?  And of course the suspect is all "Da-yum, you gots me.  I better confess."  No, moron!  Call that damn kid on his evidence!  You fucking idiot, you deserve to be caught!  The remaining two episodes with the dead hobo and the one with Detective Mouri/Moore in the hospital were gems that reminded me of why I liked this series.  (While they too had some flimsy evidence, it wasn't shit that was easily refuted like a stupid cough drop wrapper.)  But 2/7 is not a good number by any means, so I kicked the remaining CC Season 4 out of my queue.

CLIFFNOTES VERSION:  No more Case Closed for a long time at least.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Aug 07, 2009, 06:20:33 AM
Yes, boobs are an ultimate good incapable of wrong.  In them we trust.
Agreed!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Aug 07, 2009, 10:45:48 AM
I went back and rewatched some Medabots. Some of the more subtle jokes I get now that I'm older.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 07, 2009, 05:06:07 PM
Dear, E!  You and your Medabots.  I haven't seen that show in years, mind you.  It's the one with the kid and the short robot that fights and shit, right?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 08, 2009, 08:23:20 PM
Re: Saiunkoku...I thought that looked like a show with very pretty artistry but without a lot to say using it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 09, 2009, 01:14:10 AM
And you'd be absolutely right.  I wouldn't say it's crappy and has it's moments, mind you, but you're absolutely right.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 09, 2009, 04:26:35 AM
Oh man, I saw some of Yugioh 5D's yesterday morning for the first time and that's like the worse series known to man.  Do kids get any good cartoons anymore?  My dad's gf's grandkids were watching load after steaming load of pure crap on Friday.  At least I never caught them watching Yugioh 5D's.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 09, 2009, 03:09:29 PM
I watched Queen's Blade the other day.  Every character on there could have been referred to as Tits McGee.  Nothing but hooters, hooters everywhere, and it wasn't shy about the nipplage.  Consequently, I don't remember if there was a story aside from some tournament to decide who'd be queen the next term.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 09, 2009, 04:27:32 PM
Every character on there could have been referred to as Tits McGee.

I would've gone with "Hooters McGuffy" myself, but that's just my call.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 09, 2009, 08:24:15 PM
Watching more FMA: Brotherhood and forgot to mention my ire at having the openning song changed already.  It had just grown on me and then *BAM!* new songs.  Not that it should affect the airing of the dub at all since they usually choose one pair of songs and stick with it.  But the show is getting really good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 10, 2009, 04:03:27 AM
Watching Kemonozume I think it's called.

There's titties and sex but the animation style is so not the norm that it doesn't really distract you so much.
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 10, 2009, 05:32:26 AM
Bwah?

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Post by: IDE on Aug 10, 2009, 09:57:21 AM
I was thinking about screen capping that myself.

That's just the old "omg I see her face everywhere I look" piece of business.

It just happens to be on a monkey eating walnuts in that frame.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 10, 2009, 04:13:12 PM
Claymore's ending wasn't as bad as I'd feared.  I'd still do Undine out of all of them, but not when she's in freaky muscle-girl mode.  :P

Watching Saiyuki:Reload in sub mode.  Sorry, the dub actors are just trying too hard - not that I'm blaming it on them because they're doing what the director wants.  Also almost done watching the Saiyuki live-action musical on YouTube.  Bob Fosse Kougaiji.... :laugh:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 11, 2009, 01:24:37 AM
Duuuuude, there's a live action musical?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 11, 2009, 04:56:41 AM
Did they ever make more claymore anime?

Or is it still unfinished?

I heard they're waiting for the manga instead of going out on their own.
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Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 11, 2009, 11:47:14 AM
Saiyuki Musical Cast: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s56/c0d3v3r0n1c4/Live%20Journal/DOA-1.jpg (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s56/c0d3v3r0n1c4/Live%20Journal/DOA-1.jpg)

The guy who plays Gojyo is really cute - he's making a goofy face in the picture.  And I would have switched Kougaiji's & Dokugakuji's casting appearancewise, but Kou's part is heavier on the dancing which the other guy didn't seem as skilled at. The unison singing tends to be flat, but maybe that was just this performance that they did for the DVD recording - no audience.  Goku's actor is very agile and can do backflips.  I'd have paid money to see it.   Look up Saiyuki Musical on YouTube - it's split into 13 parts & the finale.

Don't know about any more Claymore.  Like Hellsing, it followed the manga for a while, then went off on its own tangent.  I guess it would either have to be an author-approved OVA or find some common thread to pick up in the storyline.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 11, 2009, 03:09:25 PM
Saiyuki Musical Cast: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s56/c0d3v3r0n1c4/Live%20Journal/DOA-1.jpg (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s56/c0d3v3r0n1c4/Live%20Journal/DOA-1.jpg)

Oh, wow, I'm digging the hair.
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Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 12, 2009, 10:50:03 AM
My hair is doing a Gojyo right at the crown in the back today and I have no hairspray at work.   I tried water, but it kerboinged right back up again when dry.  At least I look taller.  :P
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 14, 2009, 04:46:43 AM
And how is the reception?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 14, 2009, 08:21:10 AM
Lousy.  My hair must still be analog.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 17, 2009, 12:37:10 AM
Did you try buying the convertor box?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 17, 2009, 03:46:00 PM
I felt like HD with the remote stuck on scan today.  Found out the hard way that a 16 oz. strong coffee after taking Zoloft is a Very Bad Idea.  Ho-lee fuck.   :scared:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 18, 2009, 08:50:30 PM
Most recent anime I've watched was Kite: Liberation (did not like it, totally went against the original) and I've been watching Last Exile. I like Exile alright so far, but fuck am I tired of cliffhanger endings.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 18, 2009, 08:57:18 PM
Most recent anime I've watched was Kite: Liberation (did not like it, totally went against the original)...

Yeah...let's hear it for underage rape!  :joe:

...and I've been watching Last Exile. I like Exile alright so far, but fuck am I tired of cliffhanger endings.

I need to rewatch it, as it's been a few years, but I remember it being really good.

Has anyone here watched the Gundam 00 show that's airing on SciFi SyFy?  The storyline as I've read it sounds much like Gundam Wing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 18, 2009, 09:41:10 PM
Most recent anime I've watched was Kite: Liberation (did not like it, totally went against the original)...

Yeah...let's hear it for underage rape!  :joe:


The first one had a good bit of that, I'll admit. I honestly don't remember that in the second one. And WTF kind of ending is that? Fucking stupid.


...and I've been watching Last Exile. I like Exile alright so far, but fuck am I tired of cliffhanger endings.

I need to rewatch it, as it's been a few years, but I remember it being really good.

Has anyone here watched the Gundam 00 show that's airing on SciFi SyFy?  The storyline as I've read it sounds much like Gundam Wing.

I've gone back and forth about either refusing to ever watch Gundam, or getting around to it. If I do, what should I watch? Nah, fuck it, I'm never watching Gundam (even though I used to have a ton of MS cards)
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Post by: joerammstein on Aug 19, 2009, 02:53:13 PM
The thing I hate most about Gundam is that it's nothing but a whole lot of depressing, preachy bullshit. "Boo hoo! War is hell! The human race is inherently evil! Wah wah wah!"

I'm obviously not a Gundam fan, because for me, G Gundam is the greatest thing they ever did.

And that's all I want from them. Another Gundam series that looks at all the Gundams that came before it, says, "Fuck all that shit," and does something completely different. Something fun and entertaining that forgoes all the conflicted protagonists and political claptrap.

And focus on martial arts over firearms.

Fuck it, I just want another G Gundam.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 19, 2009, 04:35:34 PM
That will give us more Gundams like these

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/rsixidor/gf13-045nsp.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/rsixidor/gf13-039np-top.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/rsixidor/gf13-041nsi.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/rsixidor/gf13-026nd.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/rsixidor/gf13-020nk.jpg)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n133/rsixidor/gf13-012nn-boat.jpg)

Is that too many? Too few?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Aug 19, 2009, 05:20:43 PM
You know, as dumb as all those are, they're still better than most of the generic shit found in stuff like Seed and 00. And I'm confident a new G Gundam wouldn't have anything so ridiculous.

This upcoming series, Gundam Unicorn, at least takes place in the Universal Century continuity, so it has that going for it. Still, I doubt it'll bring me back into the fold.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 19, 2009, 05:51:43 PM
You know, as dumb as all those are, they're still better than most of the generic shit found in stuff like Seed and 00. And I'm confident a new G Gundam wouldn't have anything so ridiculous.

This upcoming series, Gundam Unicorn, at least takes place in the Universal Century continuity, so it has that going for it. Still, I doubt it'll bring me back into the fold.

They already did a Unicorn: http://mahq.net/mecha/gundam/g/fuunsaiki.jpg

I actually find some of the "generics" to be more interesting. I had a love affair with Leo's when they were out (though I barely watched an episode). Something about them made me happy inside. From G, anything Death Army was all I cared about. Stupid giant heads with gundam's on top of them? PAH! More Death Army, please. I haven't really payed much attention otherwise. Oh, I also like the Guntanks.
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Post by: Derrick on Aug 19, 2009, 07:53:20 PM
The thing I hate most about Gundam is that it's nothing but a whole lot of depressing, preachy bullshit. "Boo hoo! War is hell! The human race is inherently evil! Wah wah wah!"

I'm obviously not a Gundam fan, because for me, G Gundam is the greatest thing they ever did.

And that's all I want from them. Another Gundam series that looks at all the Gundams that came before it, says, "Fuck all that shit," and does something completely different. Something fun and entertaining that forgoes all the conflicted protagonists and political claptrap.

And focus on martial arts over firearms.

Fuck it, I just want another G Gundam.

Gundam X.

I enjoyed Gundam, but I hated the UC stuff. UC was just them trying to retell Amuro vs. Char x number of ways. The first suffered from poor animation and a complete assortment of bad filler episodes. The 08th MS Team was just horrid, and nothing but a Shiro Amada lovefest. The fucker was an evident plot device, defeating x amount of pros including an Ace that wasted everyone else, then sacrificed his life for the love Shiro and the green haired chick would have? War in a pocket I enjoyed, simply for the ending. Poor Bernie. :( 0083 was decent, but towards the end it suffered from just phail. Zeta... Camile was a bitchy Amuro, and even Amuro did a better job. ZZ... let's not mention that. Char's Counterattack was only good for Amuro winning and finally shutting Char up (though apparently Char is the antagonist in Unicorn. Boo.) F91 was good... but nothing noteworthy. V was... the same thing as Zeta but with bigger newtype stuff.

The Alt Universe stuff was overall good. G Gundam had some wacky side-designs, but keep in mind they probably each only have 2-3 minutes of screen time before being destroyed. The series needed an American release schedule and perhaps some fight stretching ala DBZ to be more successful, especially in the US.

Gundam Wing remains a favorite of mine. It has it's ew points, but the mecha just worked and the action scenes (yeah, some repetition) were good. I gotta make my own edit of the series when I have the time and a hard drive for it like I did with the St*r WarzzZZ original trilogy. The movie was also ok. This series really needs a new addition, but Bandai won't.

Gundam X is my favorite series. It has everything I love from every other Gundam... and great character animation. Plus, it has American R&B for the closer. It's the only Gundam series I have on my laptop and I often just watch a Random episode. It's a shame they prematurely cancelled it, it deserved a good closer. Also, another line that needs more to it.

Turn A... eh, it never interested me. I know the whole story, which turned me off even further. I guess watch if you like cross dressers and the MOONLIGHT BUTTERFLY!!!

Gundam Seed... just avoid it. Mwu was badass, and then they ruined him, too.

Gundam 00 I've honestly not seen much. I wanted to watch it on scifi but I always missed it, they never replayed it, and it wasn't on demand. Now I can't find a torrent with the dub, just the sub, which I don't really like watching if there is a good dub.

Unicorn I won't be watching because the main villian is Char. Jesus fuck, Tomino. Invent someone else.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 19, 2009, 08:41:23 PM
I enjoyed Gundam Wing for what it was...and it would have been better had it been condensed by approximately half.  But aside from G Gundam, I've been wholly unable to gen up interest in any other Gundam show.  But G Gundam...man, that was a lot of fun.  Another show that could have used some condensing, but still. 
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 19, 2009, 09:26:46 PM
Okay, guess I'll finally get around to watching Gundam Wing and G. Thanks, guys.
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Post by: Derrick on Aug 19, 2009, 09:33:24 PM
They both either needed condensing, or just stretched out further to explore the finer aspects of the show. Gundam Wing especially, I feel, needed much more of the Gundams pulling OPs on the Earth, including gay Quatre and his Man Corps. Then we barely see Heero interacting in class with Relena and yet we see way too much Gundams vs Leos. The series really needed much deeper backstories of not just the 5 pilots, Trieze and Zechs, and other people. Hilde, Duo's woman, got royaly screwed on the backstory idea. :stickdance:
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Post by: Derrick on Aug 19, 2009, 09:35:12 PM
Okay, guess I'll finally get around to watching Gundam Wing and G. Thanks, guys.
GUNDAM X TOO! If just for the character scenes, they're so well animated. The story is great too, post-apocalyptic Gundam.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 19, 2009, 10:14:51 PM
Okay, guess I'll finally get around to watching Gundam Wing and G. Thanks, guys.
GUNDAM X TOO! If just for the character scenes, they're so well animated. The story is great too, post-apocalyptic Gundam.

Fine, but I don't like it when I watch something without an ending. Groan.

Also, from Wing, I really enjoyed the desert suits, I don't remember or care to look up what they are called.
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Post by: Derrick on Aug 19, 2009, 10:25:29 PM
Maganac, and the torso-one is an Olifant.

Gundam X has an ending, you can tell it was rushed, though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 19, 2009, 10:36:32 PM
Kemonozume was solid.  Gonna start spice and wolf season 2 now.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 19, 2009, 10:39:51 PM
This hand of mine glows with an awesome powet! It's burning grip tells me to defeat you!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Aug 20, 2009, 12:12:14 AM
Yeah, see, G Gundam never took itself seriously. NEVER. And it was completely awesome for that simple fact alone.

Watching Domon suit up for a fight is like watching Prince Adam turn into He-Man. It's so over-the-top and cheesy but you can't help but love every moment of it.

Back when I cared about Gundam as a whole, I tried getting in X, but the only video files I could find were shit quality, then I heard it didn't go over in Japan and as a result ended prematurely, so I just gave up on it.

The idea seemed cool though. Mostly involved people finding random mobile suits, right?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Aug 20, 2009, 12:38:09 AM
Back when I cared about Gundam as a whole, I tried getting in X, but the only video files I could find were shit quality, then I heard it didn't go over in Japan and as a result ended prematurely, so I just gave up on it.

Bandai released X DVDs, so there are some great fansubs out there of X now. The series ended because the market was flooded with gundam (G, then Wing, then X), and the network wanted more of a cut from ad revenue. When Bandai said hyuck foo, the network switched day and time on the series with little announcement, somethign Bandai did not like. Once the ratings dipped, Bandai was already through with Tomino-less Gundam and ordered the last ten episodes be condensed into 5. The series did wonderful on its original night and time, though.

The main premise was that the war alluded to in EVERY OTHER Gundam series went to real, and the colonies were dropped and space was fucked over, resulting in the Earth getting wasted and Space being neutered. A surviving pilot (Amuro, baiscally) forms a pirate group to survive and to find other newtypes (psychics more or less) like himself to keep them safe. Meanwhile, an asshole Gundam-jacker happens accross a gundam control stick and steals one of the newtypes, befriends her, finds THE Gundam that has a superweapon and guess what, the control stick works. Then the jacker joins not-Amuro on a quest to find other Gundams and uncover what happened during the war and prevent the surviving Space-people from enslaving the post-apocalyptic Earth.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 20, 2009, 04:06:54 PM
The thing I hate most about Gundam is that it's nothing but a whole lot of depressing, preachy bullshit. "Boo hoo! War is hell! The human race is inherently evil! Wah wah wah!"

I'm obviously not a Gundam fan, because for me, G Gundam is the greatest thing they ever did.

And that's all I want from them. Another Gundam series that looks at all the Gundams that came before it, says, "Fuck all that shit," and does something completely different. Something fun and entertaining that forgoes all the conflicted protagonists and political claptrap.

And focus on martial arts over firearms.

Fuck it, I just want another G Gundam.

Ha ha, yeah.  I liked that one the best.  I liked parts of Wing, but other times I'd just start tuning out and thinking of something shiny.  It doesn't help that mech shows aren't really my bag.


I finished disc 6 of Saiunkoku.  It had a nice little plot going, but damn, I just wish we'd move a little bit faster.  Everything's gotta drag itself out.  Bah, annoying.
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Post by: Rama on Aug 22, 2009, 01:07:53 AM
Not really anime, but I have recently rediscovered X-men: Evolution and watching that. Also discovered Spectacular Spider-Man as well and am enjoying that.
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Post by: Derrick on Aug 22, 2009, 10:53:45 AM
I enjoy sweet Gwen Stacy. Overall, it's so much better than that racid Wolverine fuckfest known as Wolverine and the X-Men. They don't even put the episodes on-demand, so I can't watch them unless I happen to turn on the tv when it's on. Fuckin' A.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 23, 2009, 12:21:26 PM
So, I finished Last Exile. I thought it was great but WTF GIANT FLYING STARFLEET INSIGNIA
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Post by: IDE on Aug 25, 2009, 03:16:38 PM
I don't like how prince what's his face just got all kooky in the end and his role in the story seemed lessened somehow, but other than that I loved it.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 25, 2009, 03:42:46 PM
I don't like how prince what's his face just got all kooky in the end and his role in the story seemed lessened somehow, but other than that I loved it.

Deo or Dio or some other way of spelling dee-oh . . . Yeah, that shit was fucked. I thought he would have a better role at the end, more similar to his friend/slave.
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 25, 2009, 05:19:23 PM
I enjoy sweet Gwen Stacy. Overall, it's so much better than that racid Wolverine fuckfest known as Wolverine and the X-Men. They don't even put the episodes on-demand, so I can't watch them unless I happen to turn on the tv when it's on. Fuckin' A.

By having Wolverine at the forefront, it just makes it that much more obvious that he can't use his claws for shit.  Gwar!!  *sticks out claws*  *then sticks claws back in and punches someone*
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 25, 2009, 06:07:36 PM
By having Wolverine at the forefront, it just makes it that much more obvious that he can't use his claws for shit.  Gwar!!  *sticks out claws*  *then sticks claws back in and punches someone*

I read this just as I put a coke to my mouth and took my first sip. The results were nearly disastrous but I found some self-control.
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 25, 2009, 06:36:40 PM
I'm glad I'm not drinking anything now because I would've spat it up at reading you nearly spat up.  It's a deadly, deadly cycle.





































And a hungry, hungry hippo.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 26, 2009, 05:25:03 PM
And a hungry, hungry hippo.

If I was the kind of person that would steal jokes, I would make a statement about how obvious it is that our children are fighting obesity when we teach them with games like this.

I'd also wonder when it was that we had children.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 27, 2009, 04:36:20 AM
Maybe it was during those 118 minutes.


Back on topic, dare I say, Saiunkoku managing to actually impress me (and so late in the game, too).  It actually seems they
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Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 27, 2009, 11:50:57 PM
I just saw this thing called "Garaga" (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=18).  Netflix actually advertised something like "If you liked Planet of the Apes, you'll love Garaga" or some shit like that.  Um, NO.  The similarities end at an Earth-like planet and Ape-like aliens which, considering what happens in PotA, actually turn out to not make Garaga similar to PotA at all.  The voice acting was horrible and that's in both English and Japanese.  Apparently Megumi Hayashibara was in this dud, but we never switched it to Japanese when her character was on-screen.  I always give her the benefit of the doubt because I've never heard her deliver a horrible performance, but she was a secondary character anyway so it's not like she would've saved this thing.  I only found out she was in it after the fact as only two Japanese VAs were even credited in English.
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 28, 2009, 12:23:59 AM
OMG!  I totally forgot to tell you guys the best part of Garaga.  The protagonist Jay goes through the bad guy's secret files.  They are all written in barely comprehensible Engrish and are obviously about cars or some subject like that.  There are also a couple of diagrams all with English writing.  Jay proceeds to read out the bad guy's nefarious plans never mind nothing he reads even remotely matches.

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Post by: B E C K on Aug 28, 2009, 12:25:48 AM
English FAIL.

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Post by: B E C K on Aug 28, 2009, 12:53:57 AM
Oh yeah, and the bad guy takes this old general's daughter Henan (who has been a recurring character throughout this thing) as hostage because he wants a password for something to destroy Garaga (which is a planet).  And the general's like "Okey-dokey, the password is Henan."  Password FAIL.  Even the good guy was all "And you told him!?"  Because, like, now all the people are gonna die.  Also security was shitty.  Military FAIL.
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 30, 2009, 02:22:06 AM
Bah, last disc of Saiunkoku and they chickened out.

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Ending was kinda a let down and felt rushed.  I know there's a second series, but they could've sped some points up and wrapped up the first series much better than this.  (The second series though doesn't seem to improve on this point from what I've heard.)  I wish animes didn't have some much endingitis all the time.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Aug 31, 2009, 01:43:11 PM
About to start on Mirage of Blaze after the last Saiyuki Gunlock disk.  I can't think of an anime chara I've disliked recently as much as Hazel.  I just want to slap him.   :razz:

I enjoyed Gundam Wing for the Ocean Group dubbing.  I'll always be kind of partial to them.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 31, 2009, 05:24:22 PM
Oh, yeah, almost forgot I watched Ponyo. It was quite entertaining thought some of the voices just didn't sound right to me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 31, 2009, 11:58:41 PM
Because they were a Cyrus and a Jonas or do you mean different voices?


Re: Hazel.  They totally messed that up, didn't he?  Isn't he alive and non-monstery in the manga?  Or did you mean his personality before that point?  Or a-dub a-Hazel?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 01, 2009, 02:13:10 AM
I'm watching ouran host club the dubbed version.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 01, 2009, 07:23:35 AM
That's one dub I really liked.  Well done IMO.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 01, 2009, 02:47:03 PM
Don't know how I missed this....
... Probably Kemonozume or Mononoke, and those were two or three years ago.

Fuck yes and fuck yes. Kemonozume has some funky ass animation, but it makes up for it in awesome. As for Mononoke, the animation's the main reason I like it.

And for the record, although no one will believe me, but I hate harem anime. Too much boobage, not enough plot. And too much of something that would never happen in the real world, IE a nerd being surrounded by hot chicks. I can suspend reality to a point but never THAT far.


Have nothing I am watching. I am sad.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 01, 2009, 06:00:58 PM
Because they were a Cyrus and a Jonas or do you mean different voices?


Re: Hazel.  They totally messed that up, didn't he?  Isn't he alive and non-monstery in the manga?  Or did you mean his personality before that point?  Or a-dub a-Hazel?

It wasn't who they were as much as how they sounded. There were times when I had trouble believing the voices.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 01, 2009, 07:37:47 PM
That's one dub I really liked.  Well done IMO.

Yeah I agree.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 02, 2009, 04:13:33 AM
Because they were a Cyrus and a Jonas or do you mean different voices?

It wasn't who they were as much as how they sounded. There were times when I had trouble believing the voices.

Too old, too young, or somehow just improbable that they would sound that way?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 02, 2009, 12:53:34 PM
Yeah. Its kind of how I feel about most English dubs. The voices very rarely match the character.

Also, I think it was a review for Ponyo Ebert goes off about how people always say they want the subbed version instead of dubbed for anime. He said, "What are you complaining about, cartoons are always dubbed!" WHAT THE FUCK? Its like he's never watched a foreign film in his life. Someone stab this guy in the eye, seriously.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 02, 2009, 11:40:17 PM
As if the originals always do?  I can think of no better example than the main character of Dragon Ball Z.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 04, 2009, 11:14:45 AM
I've been READING the Samurai Deeper Kyo Manga's. Up to Vol. 11. Review so far:

Holy fucking Christ. How many main characters are in this fucking Manga?! Bontenmaru just got introduced, then there's: Kyoshiro, Kyo, Sasuke, Yukimura, Yuya, Okuni, Benitora. Eight characters. I don't know if Bontenmaru is a main one yet but I think he is.

They "Hulk Out" Too much for my liking. Like every time Kyo's about to lose he freakin' "Hulks Out" and pwns the fool before him. Kind of annoying.

An aside with the characters: This Kyo guy's basically got five or six badasses on equal kickassery with him. The powet level in this group is fuckin' crazy. ONE of these fuckers could stick his sword through Goku's head with little trouble. At the end, when he's got a god damn army, he's gonna fight like probably thirty armies with a hundred thousand guys in each one and just assign one fucker to each army. And they'll Win cause they're MAIN CHARACTERS.

Entertaining though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 04, 2009, 12:44:49 PM
Also I've been reading Kurosagi: Corpse Delivery Service. I've enjoyed it. The puppet/alien is the bestest.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 04, 2009, 10:06:15 PM
Try reading Battle Vixens.  You might have just *thought* that the anime (Ikki Tousen) was hard to follow with its incomprehensible plot...this thing is even more intentionally obtuse.  The large titties flying around really saves it from being a total stinker, but not by much.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 05, 2009, 10:58:47 AM
I also wanna know when the FUCK Kyo gets his body back.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 05, 2009, 10:41:44 PM
New manga to read: Legends of the Dark Crystal: The Garthim Wars. No idea if its any good but I'll soak it up since its The Dark Crystal stuff.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 05, 2009, 11:10:51 PM
Fuck I wish they'd make that into an anime.

That kyo thing sounds like it would make a good shounen jump style anime too.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 05, 2009, 11:54:56 PM
Samurai Deeper Kyo?  They've made an anime.

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He said, "What are you complaining about, cartoons are always dubbed!" WHAT THE FUCK? Its like he's never watched a foreign film in his life. Someone stab this guy in the eye, seriously.

While what he says it's true, he does kinda sound like an ass wording it that way.  Not to mention he's negating the influence and intent the directors and producers of the original dubs bring to the final product, which people involved in English dubs don't always have the benefit of.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 06, 2009, 08:27:42 PM
Maybe I'll chell it out.

I've never watched D gray man or getbackers.  I'm thinking about checking them out.  Anyone have any comments on them?

Also thinking about watching more soul eater.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 07, 2009, 02:45:52 PM
Getbackers was a lot of fun, if you ignore the filler and the fact that the Limitless Fortress arc goes on forever.  Which, thematically, makes sense, but it still gets old.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 08, 2009, 01:42:20 PM
I finished Moribito.  Kinda let down by the ending.  Not because:

Spoiler (hover to show)

That was inevitable.  I just think there should've been more:

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Started some Sherlock Hound.  (Those are all posted on YouTube.)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 09, 2009, 07:19:57 PM
Merla and I also watched Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs.  Well, the first disc of volume 1 of the dvd collection.
Looking it up on YouTube, I stumbled on this: <a href="
>Saber Rider and the Abridged One-Shot[/url] :lol:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 10, 2009, 12:22:57 PM
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Re: Hazel.  They totally messed that up, didn't he?  Isn't he alive and non-monstery in the manga?  Or did you mean his personality before that point?  Or a-dub a-Hazel?

So far.  He gets kind of a slow fade in the manga.  He also made it plain that his interest in Sanzo was more than academic in the manga and that along with his little plan of how to control Sanzo by reanimating him in the anime was just....ew.  I love a good shonen-ai as much as the next slobbering fangirl, but not with a vigilante creep who looks like he combs his hair with a pork chop.  :nono:

Anyway, on to Mirage of Blaze this week.  :) 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 11, 2009, 07:57:51 PM
Just finished Ouran. 

I like it a lot.  It kept me watching all the way to the end which is a rarity with slice of life anime. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 11, 2009, 08:00:49 PM
I hope they do more of it since there's more manga to adapt.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 11, 2009, 08:20:24 PM
Yeah I wouldn't mind some more of this.

Especially since there was no closure.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Sep 12, 2009, 12:11:28 PM
I'm hating the Yuya character in SDK. Everytime there's a fight it's "I've never felt such anger before." It would have more meaning if she didn't say it every. Damn. Fight.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 12, 2009, 04:26:28 PM
There's something about that show that turns me off and I just don't want to see it.  I dunno what it is.  I don't know if it just looks like it's been done before or it's the stupid smile that Red Eyes guy has or that annoying blone chick.  I have one of those Newtype discs I got years and years ago with a free episode and couldn't bring myself to watch it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 18, 2009, 02:13:47 PM
Saw FMA:Conqueror of Shamballa.  Kinda cheated and forwarded through parts.  I should've seen it asap and maybe I'd've been less harsh on it.  It's crappier when you've already seen most of FMA: Brotherhood.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 18, 2009, 09:41:25 PM
I didn't like it much when it first came out...hate I actually paid for it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 21, 2009, 12:47:26 AM
You reminded me of my ill-fated purchase of the Escaflowne movie.  I even got this entire boxset thing that was pricier than the movie by itself that came in a blue box with a booklet and a soundtrack.  I more or less use the entire thing as a bookend.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 21, 2009, 01:15:07 AM
I never watched the movie. Was it just the series crammed into an hour or something?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 21, 2009, 02:18:51 AM
So, I'm watching through the last five volumes of Mobile Police Patlabor. I've been meaning to get the last volumes for a really long time and finally got around to it. I don't think I'll be going to sleep tonight. Love this show.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 21, 2009, 10:12:44 PM
That was always a series I meant to watch but never did.

As for Escaflowne, yes, they did try to cram most of the story into the movie.  The movie was also advertised as an alternate take on the story but I didn't have any issue with that part.  It was just done poorly.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 21, 2009, 10:35:35 PM
You can get pretty much all of the series fairly cheap on Giant Jungle Woman Dot Com.

Alternatively: Biggest River in the World Dot Com.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 23, 2009, 10:17:18 PM
I got the Escaflowne perfect collection that came with the series and movie on some sort of sale that I can't remember. The movie was very, very pretty (plus it fixed the huge noses!), and it took a different tack on the story (mainly who Van was), but it was far less impressive than the series, which was totally loverly. Come to think of it, I haven't watched it since I bought it...maybe I'll give it another whirl after I finish the first season of G.I. Joe.

As for Patlabor, the art put me off.  None of the characters have a distinctive design, and I just don't care for it when I can't tell everyone apart from the get-go.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 24, 2009, 03:48:30 PM
I got the Escaflowne perfect collection that came with the series and movie on some sort of sale that I can't remember. The movie was very, very pretty (plus it fixed the huge noses!), and it took a different tack on the story (mainly who Van was), but it was far less impressive than the series, which was totally loverly. Come to think of it, I haven't watched it since I bought it...maybe I'll give it another whirl after I finish the first season of G.I. Joe.

As for Patlabor, the art put me off.  None of the characters have a distinctive design, and I just don't care for it when I can't tell everyone apart from the get-go.

I noticed this only recently. I was all about the mecha at first, but I got into the charachters later.

The main character, Noa Izumi, well, her hair really, really bothers me. Other than that I've enjoyed it all the way through.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 24, 2009, 06:01:48 PM
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The movie was very, very pretty (plus it fixed the huge noses!), and it took a different tack on the story (mainly who Van was), but it was far less impressive than the series, which was totally loverly.

It still cheeses me off that the series was never as massively popular here as it deserved to be.  And then it got that shitty edited dub on TV which Fox promptly killed along with Cybersix.  Squirrel, did you like the series dub?  Fox was the only exposure I ever had to it myself.  Perhaps if I saw it dubbed now, I'd hate it less.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Sep 25, 2009, 04:25:16 AM
Those noses were really distracting.  It was like watching a Cyrano fan club meeting.  And Merle got on my last nerve - the dub voice, the character, everything. :finger: 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 25, 2009, 04:31:18 PM
I would still like to watch this subtitled. My only exposure so far is the Fox dub, which was absolute shit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 25, 2009, 10:02:27 PM
The noses made me not want to try it at first.  I saw the opening credit sequence on this Anime Review show that came out on community tv here and the song was pretty but those noses made me WTF.  I had recorded it on tape and everytime I would come across that one, I would wonder what the hell it was about.  So that was during my impulse buying days and I was curious, so I picked up vol. 1 along with some Saber Marionette J that I was buying at the time.  Those first eps blew me away so I just went back and got the entire series and loved it.

I had forgotten that Fox had practically cut out the first episode.  That one sets the whole tone.  But Escaflowne was never for the breakfast cereal crowd anyway... especially not the American one.  Batman: TAS's as deep as we were able to go, I think.  And multipart stuff was always murder anyway.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 25, 2009, 10:36:00 PM
I distinctly remember people bitching about the dub being horrible, and despite the rancor it bothered me a lot less than hearing all that Japanese jibberish would have.  It might have to do with the fact that it was heavily editted by Fox for broadcast, and I saw the DVD version.

BTW: Beck, I'm sure you remember who voiced Allen Shezar?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 25, 2009, 10:49:47 PM
Yes, I do.  I recall liking him, Kirby Morrow, and Paul Dobson as far as casting went, but I don't think they were directed correctly.  Brian as I recall was using a raspier voice for Allen and he's capable of a smoother one, which Allen needed.  Kelly Sheridan can act, but her Hitomi failed me.  Given the talent they had, the dub was not where it should've been imo.  Dilandau was all sorts of wrong.  That was one of those cases where the pitch in the Japanese version doesn't cut it in English (like Goku for example, he's better off being voiced by a man than a woman in English).  Dilandau was voiced by a woman and they needed a young man for the part, not Andrew Francis in his prepubesent Monster Rancher phase.  Too bad puberty didn't come sooner for him or he might've been okay.

I do agree that the dub has the unfortunate connection with a horrible edit that makes mine and I'm certain others' opinions on it worse than they had to be.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 25, 2009, 10:51:56 PM
Just watched tortorro for the first time.

It was great.  When I have some money I'm going to actually buy all his films.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 25, 2009, 11:02:28 PM
What, My Neighbor Totoro?  Does it mean I don't have a soul if I say that movie bored me?


Also...  This FMA: Brotherhood news that must be shared.  FUNi has announced the dub cast on their blog:

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Reprising their roles from the first series:

Edward Elric – Vic Mignogna
Winry Rockbell – Caitlin Glass
Roy Mustang – Travis Willingham
Lust – Laura Bailey
Envy – Wendy Powell
Gluttony – Chris Cason
Maes Hughes – Sonny Strait
Fuhrer King Bradley – Ed Blaylock
Riza Hawkeye – Colleen Clinkenbeard
Jean Havoc – Mike McFarland

New Cast Members:
Alphonse Elric – Maxey Whitehead (Antonio from Romeo x Juliet, Czeslaw
Meyer from Baccano)
Scar – J Michael Tatum (Eneru from One Piece, Isaac from Baccano)
Isaac McDougal – Bryan Massey (Ladd from Baccano, Nino from Gunslinger
Girl: Il Teatrino)

Aaron Dismuke will be featured in another role later in the series.

Aaron was the old voice for Al.  As for who he'll be later?

Spoiler (hover to show)

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 26, 2009, 04:21:59 AM
Yeah pretty much.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 26, 2009, 12:55:38 PM
The catbus was the only goodness there.  Totoro has a rape face.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 29, 2009, 12:46:19 PM
I just finished up the TV series portion of Patlabor. I have to wait until Friday and then order the OVA series that follows it up. I'll finish the TV timeline and then go try out the OVA-Movie timeline. I was disappointied to not see Asuma and Noa hook up.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 29, 2009, 03:05:25 PM
The only good part of the Escaflowne Movie ultimate box set was the music soundtrack. That music is actually pretty good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 29, 2009, 06:00:35 PM
Vintage Yoko Kanno.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 30, 2009, 12:52:47 AM
Dudes, this is bummer!  Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Fails on Ratings (http://www.jefusion.info/2009/09/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood-fails.html).  I think loads of people got turned off that it was doing little more than retelling a bulk of the story.  Hell, even I skipped several early eps.  But once it diverges completely away from retelling shit, it is EPIC fucking WIN.  This series better not die, dammit!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 01, 2009, 02:32:36 AM
I screencapped this from an ep of Sherlock Hound.  He's supposed to be tickling himself but FTW.

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Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 01, 2009, 02:51:52 AM
Nipple tweak...Nipple tweak...and AWAY!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 01, 2009, 04:23:04 AM
I still haven't figured out what the deal is with that flying tapeworm is either.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 01, 2009, 08:17:32 PM
I'm watching getbackers. 

I'm on ep 4 or 5 and I like it so far.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 02, 2009, 07:43:50 PM
So I finally had some free time to chill and decided that I was going to FINALLY watch my complete collection of Lady Oscar (Versailles no Bara) that my friend got me from a market in Peru. After finishing the first 3 dvds (15 episodes total) I'm ready to watch the 4th but the fucking thing was BLANK. Already panicking, I proceed to chell the rest of the dvds... ALL BLANK. I'm sure my "FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK MEEEEEE"  was heard all the way to Virginia
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 02, 2009, 07:56:17 PM
Aw, that sucks ass.  Is it available online anywhere?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 02, 2009, 07:58:59 PM
Yes if you pay like 15 dollars a month to some stupid webpage. I even checked Ebay and they only have the episodes translated in spanish from Spain and I HATE their accent so I'm not getting those. I already offered those people more money if they get me the latin american ones but all they said was "we'll get back at you". Seems like money can't buy it all :-(
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 02, 2009, 11:35:16 PM
I'm hoping someone re-seeds this at some point.
Code: [Select]
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4575449/[Live-eviL]_Rose_of_Versailles_1-40_(COMPLETE)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 03, 2009, 08:16:04 AM
But I don't want it in english :-( or japanese
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 03, 2009, 08:51:19 PM
But I do.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 04, 2009, 03:07:27 AM
I saw the first ep of Inuyasha: The Final Act, which is the 26 ep sequel series that's supposed to conclude the Inuyasha story.  It really moved way too fast.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 04, 2009, 07:10:04 AM
LOL Inuyasha! the author is the same one as Ranma right? I looooove Ranma
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 04, 2009, 08:37:33 PM
Yep.  Since the darn manga finally finished, they're actually animating the rest of it now.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 04, 2009, 08:50:38 PM
Does anyone still care at this point?

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 04, 2009, 08:53:41 PM
Not that much, no.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 06, 2009, 04:01:52 AM
That reminds me...

...of this! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0Mfpi5Yp4)

I have no fond memories of Inuyasha. I regret ever hearing about it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 06, 2009, 06:52:43 AM
I'm not watching anime right now, but I am watching True Blood. I'm enjoying it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 07, 2009, 12:57:01 AM
That reminds me...

...of this! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0Mfpi5Yp4)

I have no fond memories of Inuyasha. I regret ever hearing about it.

:lmao:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 12, 2009, 01:41:05 AM
Watching through Voltron since Wal-Mart got Green Lion in again and it was the only one I was missing. Can now watch it from start to finish.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 12, 2009, 02:16:45 AM
Was there a Voltron villain who carried his head around in the crook of his arm?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 12, 2009, 02:42:21 AM
I got to watch some of adult swim last night.  Man, I forgot how stale and sucky the FMA first series' ending was.


Watching through Voltron since Wal-Mart got Green Lion in again and it was the only one I was missing. Can now watch it from start to finish.

That isn't painful?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 12, 2009, 01:34:48 PM
Well I'm breaking it up and only watching 3-4 episodes a night. Still on Yellow Lion at the moment.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 12, 2009, 03:00:22 PM
I've been trying to watch Voltron on Netflix instant. I haven't been able to finish the second episode.

I tried starting two months ago.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 12, 2009, 11:48:44 PM
Sorry, I was thinking of Brocken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Brocken) from Mazinger.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Merla on Oct 14, 2009, 02:19:40 PM
I'm currently watching no Anime. Going through a dry spell here. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 14, 2009, 09:41:28 PM
Partly because there hasn't been anything worth a crap released recently? I've sort of burnt out on it, myself, but I'm still gonna watch Escaflowne soon.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 14, 2009, 10:06:00 PM
I'd like to watch Escaflowne. How hard is it to get the good version?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 15, 2009, 02:42:52 AM
I saw one ep of Eto Ranger on Veoh.  Have a second ep ready to play, but saving it for bored time.  Besides FMA:Brotherhood every Sunday/Monday, I haven't been watching anything else lately.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 15, 2009, 02:30:42 PM
I'd like to watch Escaflowne. How hard is it to get the good version?

I'm assuming you're talking about the TV series rather than the movie.  It's not hard to find...in fact, it's being re-released Tuesday. (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/AkQfoafImag3IVXCsU/browse/item/84448/4/0/0) It's also on Netflix (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Escaflowne/60030932?trkid=222336&strkid=83166453_0_0&strackid=45dda3a46b715268_0_srl).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 15, 2009, 03:39:33 PM
OHH! I have Netflix!

But is there any option other than the Fox dub? That's really what I meant.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 15, 2009, 09:30:51 PM
DVDs come subbed & dubbed. And I think all the griping about the Fox dub is going way overboard. It's not that bad, especially in comparison to the Japanese gibberish everybody gets so hard over.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 15, 2009, 10:06:49 PM
You know what, it wasn't that they dubbed it, it was that it was grossly edited IIRC
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 16, 2009, 03:17:23 AM
Okay, we get, Squirrel, you no likey Japanese.

Fiero: It should just be a straight dub with no editing.  The editing was only done for the aired FOX version.  I don't think that ever saw any form of hardcopy release, especially since the show was promptly canceled.
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 16, 2009, 05:13:54 AM
I seem to remember Shwiggie saying something about "watching" anime while reading the newspaper and smoking a pipe, like they're old radio dramas.

I imagine the Japanese audio track would render this impossible, hence his dislike.
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Post by: Rama on Oct 16, 2009, 12:30:04 PM
I like my anime dubbed, but I like to watch Japanese movies subbed. Even I don't understand why.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 16, 2009, 12:50:04 PM
I prefer subs in both cases. This is the only way to watch a foreign production.
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 16, 2009, 12:51:17 PM
I like my anime dubbed, but I like to watch Japanese movies subbed. Even I don't understand why.

Lip flaps, dude.

Most cheapass anime has like three frames of mouth movement. Doesn't matter what language is coming out of that mouth, it still looks like crap, but you can get past it.

Whereas with live action you're trying to fit English to actual Japanese mouth movement, and it just won't ever look natural.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 17, 2009, 12:39:29 AM
I'm glad you explained that and didn't just leave it at "Lip flaps, dude."
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Post by: Rama on Oct 17, 2009, 12:55:31 AM
Done with Voltron, and on to Thundercats.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 17, 2009, 01:12:38 AM
I can't watch that show anymore without thinking, "what the fuck's a SAMOFLANGE!"

Okay, we get, Squirrel, you no likey Japanese.

I'd hope so, as I lay it on mighty thick. But it's not so much that I hate Japanese as it is that I hate how everyone seems to think they're a expert qualified to tell everyone how shitty all dubs are in comparison to the original tracks, which A) isn't always true and B) usually wouldn't make a difference anyway. It's most often about pre-conceived notions that really don't amount to a hill of beans for the casual, non-obsessive viewer such as myself.

But listening to some Japanese audio will make my ears all but bleed. It doesn't help that the language forces people to go all over hell and half of Georgia to say simple things, simultaneously forcing them to speak at breakneck speed to get all of it out there in a reasonable time frame, otherwise it'd be like Ents talking in old Entish.

I seem to remember Shwiggie saying something about "watching" anime while reading the newspaper and smoking a pipe, like they're old radio dramas.

I imagine the Japanese audio track would render this impossible, hence his dislike.

Sort of. I don't always just sit down to watch anime. I often would watch AT it while a page loaded on the old dialup or waiting on something to finish cooking.

But when I do sit down to watch it, I'll do the English dub with the subtitles running because of my propensity to not hear things properly when said (what this is, I don't know, but I hate it and like having captions of some kind as "backup"). Otherwise, reading subs distracts me too much from actually watching the show itself.
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 17, 2009, 10:51:22 AM
True enough. With subs I find that I miss a lot of subtle animation, like facial quirks or hand gestures. Nothing important, but still.
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Post by: Rama on Oct 18, 2009, 12:28:15 AM
I can understand if you are multitasking, but just watching I don't how it's distracting. I end up reading the subs almost automatically and don't miss anything.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 18, 2009, 01:17:05 AM
If it's something I've seen a few times already, subs cease to matter anymore.  Sometimes I'll even pull them off and just watch it raw.  If it's just background noise, it doesn't matter anyway and it's less distracting than English.


True enough. With subs I find that I miss a lot of subtle animation, like facial quirks or hand gestures. Nothing important, but still.

Yeah, sometimes subs can be distracting, especially if they're done wrong (not translation-wise, like a huge font or wrong color font or if the words are just flying all over the place).  In those cases, I'll give English a shot or watch it again w/o subs.  But a lot of stuff is usually too cheaply done for it to matter that much.  There was something, I think it may have been Tweeny Witches, where they would only show part of a character's face sometimes when they spoke.  But the face would be on the lower part of the screen so you couldn't see the eyes or mouth or anything because of the damn subs.  That one we saw in English, despite the presence of Houko Kuwashima on the Japanese dub.

Last thing we saw: Project Blue Earth SOS.  Not bad, but kinda not that good either.  It's kinda steampunky, but its radical idea of the future is the year 2000.  And it was made in, like, 2006 so that comes off all funny.  Re: the character of Billy. I'd like to think I've seen enough cartoons where the idea of a young boy sounding like a woman wouldn't bother me anymore.  I was wrong.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 19, 2009, 08:35:29 PM
I can understand if you are multitasking, but just watching I don't how it's distracting. I end up reading the subs almost automatically and don't miss anything.

<Rei>Well, that's good for you.</Rei>

I hadn't realized that the second season set for School Rumble had seen release.  Great show.
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Post by: Rama on Oct 19, 2009, 11:00:52 PM
Yes...Yes it is very good for me.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 20, 2009, 04:56:25 AM
Was getting ready to watch NANA on Hulu and then once I tried playing it, got this retarded announcement about having to register due to adult content.  I hate when shit tries to make me register.  I'm registered with enough things dammit.  Screw you, Hulu.  Now I'm watching it elsewhere.  Got through 21 eps so far.
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Post by: Rama on Oct 24, 2009, 02:08:14 AM
Not really anime, but an import from Japan. I've been watching Ultraman. Got the DVDs at Target for 5 bucks. It's got the original Japanese language tracks, the American Dub for the show from 1966 and you can watch it with or without subtitles. Picture quality is great. One strange thing is that sometimes during episodes it would drop from the American dub to the Japanese sub and then back again. Nothing on the package about this, so I went online to see what was up that. Turns out that it's just were they made edits for time in American and never bothered to dub those parts. Would have been useful for that info to been on the box, but what you gonna do? All and all not a bad Kaiju fix for five one dollar bills.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 27, 2009, 10:32:19 PM
I've started watching Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex on Netflix Instant. I get the feeling that they changed some of the music, but I have no idea, never watched the original. I don't like that. I understand dubs when they are done well, but changing the music can screw up the tone, and that's not acceptable.
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Post by: Rama on Oct 28, 2009, 12:14:46 AM
That was a great show. I liked it a lot better then the movie. 2nd Gig wasn't bad, but not as good as SAC.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 28, 2009, 01:15:00 AM
Oh yeah forgot to mention. It's really really good.

Except they don't really set the charachters up at all. Was I supposed to watch something else first?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 28, 2009, 02:10:11 AM
Ghost in the Shell the movie came first. There was also a manga that the movie was based on. Although the original movie and it's sequel and this TV show and it's sequel are set in like different universes using the same characters. The Third movie is a set in the SAC Universe.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 28, 2009, 07:56:05 AM
I had a list of things I was planning to watch on Netflix but then it said something like "available until Oct 1" or something (this was back in late Sept.) and I was all "screw this, I'm not watching three anime on Netflix's schedule".
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 28, 2009, 12:19:35 PM
I hate that some stuff is limited like that. Lame.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 29, 2009, 04:24:14 PM
It's kinda weird.  I'm sure they have a reason for it, but I can just go elsewhere anyway.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 29, 2009, 07:24:28 PM
GitS:SAC was awesome. And, no, there was no character intro, because A) old anime fans will know who they are, and B) is there really a need to introduce everyone one by one? Each one gets enough screen time to get to know them well enough for what they're there for.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 29, 2009, 08:55:53 PM
Just wanted to mention that I am greatly enjoying GitS:SAC.

They have definitely shown most of the characters plenty for me to know almost all of them (I don't know the red eyed cyborg's name, and I can't remember the long haired guys name right now).  I love the tanks, and I especially love the episode where one tank gives his explanation of how he perceives god in the digital as 0, and the episode where they're all worried about the major being mad at them.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 02, 2009, 04:58:59 PM
I liked the first season but never cared enough to watch the second.

Besides Brotherhood, which I still watch every week as it's on-going, I saw:

Dragonball Kai - I had never even heard of this until last week!  Apparently, for DBZ's 20th anniversary, they respliced the series in order to fit into a 100 eps or some shit like that and are currently airing it in Moonland.  So on the plus side, it goes the pace it always should've gone.  On the minus side, I've seen ever ep up to Vegeta getting pissed off on Namek eighty-billion times, so even recut, redubbed, and with added material it's still a fucking rerun.  I ran out of patience for the Cell Saga (especially since I skipped that over to get to the Buu shit), so maybe I can watch it this time around and not feel bored to MASH, I mean, death.  :)  I only saw the first ep of this.

Nyan Koi - Also currently airing.  A high school kid allergic to cats accidentally knocks the head off of a statue of a cat diety and understands cats.  He must do 100 cat-good deeds or he will become a cat.  I don't like that it has the earmarks of some harem comedy, but if they keep the focus on the cats and don't have all of these chicks going crazy-desperate over this loser--who only seems to actually like-like one girl anyway, then it should be decent.  I've only seen two eps of this.

Kuro Shitsuji - Also called "Dark Butler", I think.  Am going to start this soon.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 02, 2009, 05:05:48 PM
They don't have the second season on NF Instant and that blows. They have some 'movie' for the first season, that I think is just a collection of a few of the Laughing Man episodes. I still haven't figured it out because I can't find any information on ATM. Perhaps one of you knows:

"Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Laughing Man"

What kind of shit is that?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 02, 2009, 05:13:42 PM
No idea.  It does smell of that retarded clip show mess Japanese shows are so fond of.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 02, 2009, 05:33:56 PM
Its 1:20 long. It could just be four or maybe five episodes edited and squeezed together. FUUUUCK.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 02, 2009, 07:32:20 PM
They left out all the "stand-alone" part and put the "complex" part (that dealt with the Laughing Man) together.

I've been watching Macross: DYRL again this weekend.  Twice.  I just downloaded a somewhat higher quality version to put to DVD to enjoy all over again.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 02, 2009, 07:51:08 PM
I need to finish Macross. I've actually been trying to find the second box set locally for about a year. Guess its time to hit the internets.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 03, 2009, 03:51:51 PM
Dark Butler was kinda shitty.  Pass on the rest of this.

4 eps in, Nyan Koi is getting more fan-servicey with bouncing tits and assembling title-character Junpei's harem.  I almost forgot the point of the show until the cat appeared for help past the half-way point in the 4th ep.  Not a good sign.  Unlike Heath and Jake, I just might have to quit this one.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 03, 2009, 09:50:20 PM
I started watching Gunsword. I'm on the 9th episode, I think. So far I've enjoyed it. Its good a god balance of humor and action. And I love the little fucking turtle thing.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 05, 2009, 12:25:21 AM
Ep 5 of Nyan Koi kinda redeemed it, even though there was no cat being helped for the entire episode. 

I pretty much saw all of Chance Pop Session.  It's about a dozen eps long, but it's really an 8 episode story.  Sometimes these things just need to chill out on the filler.
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Post by: IDE on Nov 05, 2009, 07:18:07 PM
Still watching getbackers.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 05, 2009, 07:44:56 PM
Almost done with Gunsword. I really fucking enjoyed it so far. I tried watching Ep. 25, but the audio on Netflix was fucked up. Hopefully that was only on the 360, I'm gonna try to finish it tonight after work on the Roku. If the audio is still off sync then murder must be appropriate.

I love that Priscilla connects her interface to her bottom under her skirt.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 05, 2009, 08:03:02 PM
I tried to continue Pretear, something I had seen one ep of years ago on a sampler disc.  I also tried Pandora Hearts.

In Pandora Hearts, we're not four minutes in (if you don't deduct the 90 seconds for the OP and 20 seconds for the beginning to serenely introduce us to a countryside amid flutes) before some lady is already doing that whole screamy BAKA-NANI overdramatic bullshit that's supposed to be funny.  I realize a lot of animes do that, but hell, lady, I don't even know you and you're already screaming at me?  It was really annoying because it started out so lovely and cute with the scenic views and the young siblings hiding in a wardrobe and next thing you know a woman's screaming at you and you just want to smack the shit out of her.  "R U AFRAID OF NEKO, I THINK YOU ARE, DESU!"  Blah, seriously?  It really rubbed me the wrong way.  As I started scanning through the episode, it lost my interest.  The premise and some of the characters looked good, but then I'd see a stupid grin or hear a sentence that made it either feel like a rehash of something else and an adaptation of a bad fanfiction.

As for Pretear, it shared a similar problem.  I swear I could quote Pretear's dialogue and describe the characters and everyone here would have a different guess as to where it came from.  I remember the first episode being decent, too, but I just couldn't sit through this for longer than five minutes.  It's pretty much these mostly androgynous dudes and a couple of "cute" children need this high school chick to help them save the world.  The girl was practically useless in battle and they're all "DOMO ARIGATO KNEW U COULD DO IT DESU!  ALWAYS BELIEVED IN U DESU!"  Well, except for the one cranky one, but there's always one of those.  "WAT-EVA DESU."  The "heroine" didn't even do anything but go all "WAAAAAI!!  WHAT IZ I DOIN DESU!  GOMENASAI!" and they're all praising her.  BLEH.  PASS.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 19, 2009, 07:13:49 PM
So I read a peruvian blog that its about a guy that talks about cartoons that were broadcasted during our young years and he dedicated a whole post to Saint Seiya. And now I want to watch it again!!
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 19, 2009, 09:52:55 PM
Never heard of it.

But for some reason I've felt like watching Sailor Moon lately. Probably the semi-nude transformation scenes that I'm remembering.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 20, 2009, 05:08:17 AM
Couldn't finish getbackers.


On like ep 13 of D.Grayman
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 20, 2009, 08:46:25 PM
I've finally begun rewatching Escaflowne this week. I'm really liking its pacing and how well it leads into each episode. It's hard to stop watching once you get started. Dilandau still pisses me off, though; I kept thinking, "if Shinji were a narcissistic asshole swordfighter...."
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 21, 2009, 06:08:30 PM
I tried Devil May Cry a week or so back and it couldn't keep my interest.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 22, 2009, 08:39:33 AM
Never heard of it.


Whaaaaaat! its a classic! and gory as hell! watch it you'll like it. Stop after the 12 houses arc cause then it turns into a story like a Divine-Macondo
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 23, 2009, 03:54:16 AM
I think the length of that series discouraged me from that one.  Sometimes I get hooked on stuff and have to see the end in the shortest, unhealthiest period of time possible.  That's hard enough when it's a shorter series with, like, 30 eps... let alone something with over a 100.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 23, 2009, 05:15:46 AM
100? Ffffffffuuuuuuu
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 24, 2009, 08:23:08 PM
And it's still going on !
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 24, 2009, 08:42:56 PM
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 24, 2009, 10:23:28 PM
"IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAND"

When I first heard of it they called it Knights of the Zodiac.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 25, 2009, 02:05:49 AM
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Ha ha, I'd reserve that for Detective Conan.  Will he ever be cured?

"IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAND"

When I first heard of it they called it Knights of the Zodiac.

I had heard of it before it was aired as KotZ but a couple of eps of KotZ is all I've ever seen of it.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 25, 2009, 06:26:50 AM
Knights of the Zodiac was the direct translation from its name in spanish, Caballeros del Zodiaco. I don't know how the people that translated it went from Saint Seiya to that :-/
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 25, 2009, 02:19:55 PM
Maybe the word "saint' was considered too sacred?
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Post by: Derrick on Nov 25, 2009, 02:29:12 PM
Or considering the fact that they don't go around performing miracles, the translators decided to correct Japanese Engrish?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 25, 2009, 02:31:31 PM
How is "Saint" Engrish?
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Post by: Derrick on Nov 25, 2009, 02:42:48 PM
How does 'Saints' relate to Greek mythology?
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Post by: Rama on Nov 25, 2009, 02:53:43 PM
And why do I feel empty inside?


Turn to page 52.


Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 25, 2009, 08:28:55 PM
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!

The loading gate for a DC8 is in front of you. Do you board it?
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Post by: Rama on Nov 26, 2009, 02:54:47 AM
ummmm......Yes.

*Flip Flip Flip*

GAH! I mean no....NO!

*Flip Flip Flip*
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 26, 2009, 10:47:10 AM
That is how I read those books. Starting over from the front is for chimps.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 26, 2009, 12:32:24 PM
What if you are reading a book in japanese?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Nov 26, 2009, 10:07:48 PM
Did someone just mention Weeaboo?
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 27, 2009, 12:08:52 PM
If I'm reading a book in Japanese, then I'm just looking at pictures.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 28, 2009, 03:36:05 PM
That is how I read those books. Starting over from the front is for chimps.

I'd start it normally so I knew what the story was about, but I'd inevitably die or get some shitty ending like "and was never seen again".  So then I'd start going back and choosing something else only to find out I still would've died.  Hey, they should totally make ones that include dirty situations for grown-ups, that'd rock.

What if you are reading a book in japanese?

The book still has a front and back.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 29, 2009, 02:11:58 PM
Yeah but the beginning is in the back!
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 29, 2009, 02:20:24 PM
No, its not. The beginning is in the front. The front of a Japanese book is the cover with the binding towards the right. That is the front, and that is where the beginning is.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Nov 29, 2009, 06:56:17 PM
Wierd-ass nips. They adopted every other aspect of western culture, minus that specific one.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 29, 2009, 08:23:28 PM
Maybe the people in charge were lefties?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Nov 29, 2009, 08:40:20 PM
It would explain the rampant sexual deviancy.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Dec 01, 2009, 06:41:27 PM
No, its not. The beginning is in the front. The front of a Japanese book is the cover with the binding towards the right. That is the front, and that is where the beginning is.
The back, damnit! the back!
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Post by: Fiero on Dec 01, 2009, 07:17:38 PM
What?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Dec 01, 2009, 07:55:59 PM
Yeah
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Dec 01, 2009, 08:24:52 PM
oh.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Dec 01, 2009, 08:51:28 PM
Huh?
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Post by: Fiero on Dec 01, 2009, 09:02:10 PM
Right.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 03, 2009, 12:18:44 PM
It would explain the rampant sexual deviancy.

:lmao:

Dare I go back to the OT:
Still sticking to my diet of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and Nyan Koi.  Nyan Koi's improving and FMA just gets more bad-ass every week.  Haven't been watching any other series as of now.
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Post by: Wickedly Yours E on Dec 10, 2009, 10:09:35 AM
Watched Hellsing Ultimate III. What the FUCK is it with it being about 49 minutes a disc for an anime series? I'd never pay for that shit. It's like each disc is one bloody episode, or one and a half.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 10, 2009, 03:54:24 PM
That blows.  I thought that shit ended when tapes were phased out.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 16, 2009, 08:34:32 AM
I saw Summer Wars this past Friday.  [Initially was gonna put it in movies, but figured since it's an anime movie, it'll go here.]  Anyway, it's about some kid who accompanies his female upperclassman to her grandmother's birthday celebration under the impression that she needs his help for some sort of job.  Ultimately, some giant-ass online system called Oz effs up and kid, the girl, and the girl's family pretty much have to fix the damn thing before their house explodes.  I'm leaving out a lot, but that's the gist of what happens. 

It has some nice designs and an interesting concept, but it felt lacking in the end.  It spreads its focus on too many characters in my opinion--not bad for a series but not good for a film--and it misses the opportunity of letting more of the story take place in Oz (which was more interesting than the real world in my opinion).  King Kazma and some of the other avatars seemed woefully underused, too.  And it feels schizo that it goes from one type of story--a young boy and his first love--to this entirely different thing at the end where they have to save millions of people (even though to the makers' credit, they don't drop the love story at the end of the film).
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 02, 2010, 01:09:39 AM
Hellsing Ultimate makes a good argument for wishing the Japanese DVD industry as a whole to commit seppuku. All their stuff is like that, and they want us to settle for it, as well. Plus, they only release it on a somewhat yearly basis. But I don't know how that works now, since Geneon was helping pay for that, and they, like, died a couple years back. Funimation did the fourth and re-issued the first three, but the most recent installments haven't made it over here. Hopefully that means Funimation is planning to make a more sensible release format. I hope so...it's good stuff.

I'm currently re-watching GTO. That's pending the Netflixing of the second half of Dragonaut, which I describe best as "pretty crap" but like it anyway.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 03, 2010, 01:27:41 PM
Merla insisted on watching Devil May Cry, so I saw more of it.  I was on my laptop and not really paying attention to it, but I still had to leave the room before I officially became clinically retarded.  Granted, the fourth (I think) episode was actually something I was able to sit through but the lingering smell of stupid still permeated the room.
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Post by: The D on Jan 06, 2010, 03:16:20 PM
The first Neon Genesis Evangelion movie was pretty nice.

Action packed, pretty close to the original, had some differences, and well drawn.

The few changes weirded me out though. I don't know how I felt about the changes with the blue cube angel. Don't know if I like that or not.

The previews for movie 2 show a 5th and 6th Eva... WTF.....
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 06, 2010, 04:09:00 PM
Fuck all the new Evangelion movies. I hate it when these bitches do this: they try to milk it more and more even after they said "this is it".
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Post by: Karmarose on Jan 06, 2010, 04:27:34 PM
But it has Asuka! With an eyepatch!   :happy:
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 06, 2010, 05:26:15 PM
I can wear my own eye-patch, why do I need to watch him or possibly her do it?
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Post by: Karmarose on Jan 06, 2010, 06:18:55 PM
Because eye patches are awesome.
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Post by: Rama on Jan 06, 2010, 07:40:03 PM
Just ask Captain Ron!
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 06, 2010, 09:22:49 PM
I AM A PIRATE doodily doodily dididly deee
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 06, 2010, 09:47:47 PM
Fuck all the new Evangelion movies. I hate it when these bitches do this: they try to milk it more and more even after they said "this is it".

When did they ever say, "this is it"? They've been pumping this thing like crazy since it became a hit fifteen plus years ago. The cool thing is that, starting with movie #2, the storyline diverges significantly from the old one, as hinted at the end of the first and in the preview.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 06, 2010, 10:19:15 PM
Merla and I finished Project Blue Earth SOS or whatever it's called.  Kinda left with a bit of WTF.  Meh, but whatever.  At least it was nice to look at, I guess.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jan 07, 2010, 02:38:54 AM
Street Fifhter 2 v
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 07, 2010, 07:16:45 AM
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Fuck all the new Evangelion movies. I hate it when these bitches do this: they try to milk it more and more even after they said "this is it".

When did they ever say, "this is it"? They've been pumping this thing like crazy since it became a hit fifteen plus years ago. The cool thing is that, starting with movie #2, the storyline diverges significantly from the old one, as hinted at the end of the first and in the preview.

I was going to answer this but then my nose started bleeding so I'll leave it as it is. No.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Karmarose on Jan 07, 2010, 12:27:18 PM
I stumbled across Space Runaway Ideon: Be Invoked. I had no freaking clue what was going on yet it caught my interest given the insane amount of violent-space battle-doom-death. It ended kinda like Evangelion did, 'cept this predated it. Epic, but I'll have to backtrack. :3 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 07, 2010, 07:02:36 PM
You're right. Anno has in fact stated that he wrote Evangelion partially as a homage to Ideon.  Homage or rip-off? Who's to say?

I was going to answer this but then my nose started bleeding so I'll leave it as it is. No.
I assume that you had the same response when they came out with the previous round of films?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Jan 07, 2010, 07:13:44 PM
Ah, Ideon. Just proving Tomino mixes his medication to frightening results.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 08, 2010, 07:19:25 AM

I assume that you had the same response when they came out with the previous round of films?
Which one, the Death/Rebirth one?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Mar 10, 2010, 04:26:23 PM
It is not an anime, but I recently finished Twin Peaks (from 1990, I was not watching the restaurant).

Overall, I enjoyed the series, but there were so many pointless plot lines, and one character who was incredibly pointless:

Pussy Biker James Hurley.

I made this post only to bitch about what a stupid fucking character he is. I can only imagine they kept him past the first five or six episodes because girls were swooning for him. He had no real affect on the plot line after the first season (and little in it as well). I wish Billy Zane had shown up earlier to punch him with his Phantom ring.

I hate James Hurley. Horrible fucking character.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 10, 2010, 09:53:01 PM
I never watched that but I remember ppl bitching about the dip in quality at least one point.  Did they solve that Laura Palmer thing part of the way through.  It's been a long time.
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Post by: Fiero on Mar 10, 2010, 10:06:22 PM
Yeah, they did, but the rest of the series was catching this guy and then making the main character possessed or some shit. It is pretty confusing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Mar 11, 2010, 08:09:11 PM
Too awesome: http://cosbybebop.ytmnd.com/
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 13, 2010, 07:45:49 PM
Cobsy Bebop at his computer.  You are a god for posting that, sir.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Mar 13, 2010, 08:01:57 PM
Yeah. That is right. I AM A GOD!!!!
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Post by: Rama on Mar 14, 2010, 03:25:46 AM
So now we choose the form of the destructor?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Mar 15, 2010, 08:04:21 AM
So me and my liebe were at the japanese supermarket and I saw... I don't even remember what the fuck it was, I think it was a little mirror or some eyelashes curler or something...of Versailles no Bara and I got so excited, cause that anime is from the freaking 70's and seeing something like that right now is like wow...anyways, he laughed and called me a weeaboo -_-
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 22, 2010, 10:57:32 PM
Did you ever find that on DVD or online or anything like you wanted to?

The only anime I'm watching is still Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.  It's still going strong, which probably means it's gonna end soon since the manga's getting pretty damn close and the anime's really catching up.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Mar 23, 2010, 03:27:32 PM
No :-(
I guess I'm going to have to ask someone to send it to me from Peru. it'll be like 20 bucks for the whole show. Then again thats the exact same thing I did before and I got most of the dvds in blank :-/
The bad thing is that if they are online they'll probably be subbed. And I'm ok with it BUT I love their voices in spanish <3
Is Ponyo considered an anime? I watched Ponyo again, I LOVE it
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Post by: Bernie AKA on Mar 23, 2010, 04:18:32 PM
At least Hellsing Ultimate made me look more kindly on the first Hellsing's low points.  The only thing Devil May Cry did was make me want to call Papa John's.  :hungry: I'm still trying to get through Heroic Age at the moment.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 24, 2010, 09:03:51 PM
DMC was supremely dumb.  Why?  Why did dey do dat to Dante?  :(
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Mar 25, 2010, 01:10:58 PM
Two words: Fan Service  ::)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 26, 2010, 06:04:07 PM
Not very servicey if you ask me!  :mad:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Mar 26, 2010, 09:05:34 PM
Indeed, this thread lacks a suprising amount of tits.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 02, 2010, 10:29:15 PM
Show us your moobs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 02, 2010, 10:30:50 PM
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is supposed to be showing on Adult Swim or some shit.  Since I don't have cable anyway and watch it weekly online, I wasn't even aware of it.  Anyone watching?  I would've caught it one week but didn't realize they had already started airing.  DVD of first few eps coming in May or something.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Apr 03, 2010, 12:18:18 AM
Show us your moobs.
My chest lacks moobs, though the manliness would entice IDE in some kindof homoerotic show off. Anywas, boobs >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>moobs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Apr 03, 2010, 12:23:33 AM
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is supposed to be showing on Adult Swim or some shit.  Since I don't have cable anyway and watch it weekly online, I wasn't even aware of it.  Anyone watching?  I would've caught it one week but didn't realize they had already started airing.  DVD of first few eps coming in May or something.


I watched an episode. It was so similar to FMA that I really haven't gone out of my way to see more of it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 04, 2010, 11:15:15 PM
The beginning is like that.  I think after about the thirteenth episode or so, it begins to deviate from the first one.  That's actually where I jumped in because I was kinda bored by the rehashed stuff.  It does get better.

Correction, I looked it up.  Fifteen.  Or at least the tail-end of fourteen.  Not a major spoiler imo but just in cases:

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Apr 05, 2010, 12:52:32 AM
Sounds like that would be a better rent then...but I don't do that a lot.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Apr 05, 2010, 05:02:10 PM
Kary says the new one follows the manga better since the previous one was started when there were only 3-4 issues printed.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Apr 06, 2010, 01:04:20 PM
Scored the complete Gankutsuou at Comicpalooza for $50 after a little flirting.  :raiseroof:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 06, 2010, 07:01:57 PM
Kary says the new one follows the manga better since the previous one was started when there were only 3-4 issues printed.

This is why I have little interest in anime based on manga.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 07, 2010, 08:46:59 AM
Has anyone seen the pics of the new manga by Rumiko Takahashi? My reaction was : "you've got to be kidding"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 07, 2010, 01:01:03 PM
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bernie AKA on Apr 07, 2010, 04:13:06 PM
On one hand, I like to see how well an anime stays with the spirit of a good manga - on the other, the anime can either go off-track and totally screw the pooch for getting back to a manga-based storyline (looking atchoo, Claymore!) or get into the Department of Redundancy Department feel for hardcore fans by going line-for-line.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 09, 2010, 08:22:29 PM
Kary says the new one follows the manga better since the previous one was started when there were only 3-4 issues printed.

That it does and having a sense of direction does wonders for the show.  I saw a preview clip of the dub and I kinda have a feeling that as much as I like Vic, they should've recasted Ed.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 09, 2010, 08:24:58 PM
Has anyone seen the pics of the new manga by Rumiko Takahashi? My reaction was : "you've got to be kidding"

Rin-ne?  I read some of it when it was first being released in English online.  Very Ranma meets Inu-Yasha, which meant not much of anything new.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 10, 2010, 07:16:13 AM
Yeah! It's like the woman only has one template for male characters, one for women characters and one for stories. IT'S ALL THE SAME 3*$#()$*)%4T03JEORJFWEJ320)#(%*!)%!)
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 10, 2010, 12:57:06 PM
She could've at least switched the genders and made it a ghost hunting girl and a school-boy... although I guess that would've turned out to be like female Ranma meets Ryoga or something like that and probably would've eventually mirrored Lum somehow.  She draws some cute stuff, but yeah, I wish at the very least she would do more to make her main characters less interchangable with one another.  Rinne could be Inu Yasha, he could be Ranma, he could even be Godai.  Is that Kagome or Akane?  Nope, it's just another Rumiko Takahashi-style fed-up school girl.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 10, 2010, 11:59:50 PM
lol yeah i dont know how her fans can keep on following her, if its all the same! i know that in the anime she even used the same guy to voice both ranma and inuyasha. i mean come on, make some effort.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 17, 2010, 03:35:20 AM
Merla Netflixed Code Geass or however it's spelled and it looked stupid.  The character designs are ugly, the Power Ranger playing the main dude is woefully miscast, the dialogue is the same Japanese cheese that makes up 85% of the other animes.  "That's impossible!"  "Such powet!"  "I will not forgive you!" and the like.  I think Imma pass on this.
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Post by: B E C K on May 07, 2010, 11:06:50 PM
Merla and I saw some of the Wanderers--which imo sucked giant dick--and the ova it's based on: El Hazard: The Magnificent World, which is miles and miles freaking above it.
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Post by: B E C K on May 23, 2010, 12:48:01 AM
I saw the ending for the Wanderers.  Love the second opening theme but that doesn't change that 90% of the show is pure useless garbage.  You can tell that it was a real struggle to stretch the story.  Also, I can't stand bland romantic leads with little to no personality.  BOOOOORING.  The spin off OVAs from the original one suck even worse.

Merla has been Netflixing Darker Than Black.  Man, stuff by BONES always comes off as so pretentious to me, with their long-ass titles and gratutious monologues.  And they gotta fucking explain every other thing that happened.  "You shocked your heart!"  "He held back!"  "You grabbed the do-hickey which did the whatnot and used the powet of my own attack against me omg".  That mask the main guy wears is douche-bag tastic.  I'm always annoyed at stuff that features weird pale girls (Green Ambler and Yin, I'm looking at you).  The main guy, the cat, old guy, and the cops are kinda cool.  And that November guy too I guess.  I wish it would mainly stick to them.  That detective guy and the pink-haired girl also have a good dynamic.
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Post by: B E C K on May 31, 2010, 12:03:16 PM
Saw the end of the series and have to say (1) I don't even see how a sequel would be needed or warranted and can't imagine it'll be any good and (2) the last episode, wtf was that?

Also saw some of Dragon Ball Z Kai on nicktoons.  Not terrible but meh.  Anyway, being condensed could only be an improvement.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on May 31, 2010, 05:51:28 PM
So there's a Stitch Anime?!
http://www.youtube.com/user/StitchJapan (http://www.youtube.com/user/StitchJapan)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 03, 2010, 10:00:29 PM
That thing annoys me so.  Never understood the love for Stitch.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 22, 2010, 10:18:15 AM
Merla's been Netflixing a lot of Leiji Mastumoto stuff.  Pretty good but it drags at times.  And man, some of the extras are UG-LY.

We also saw the first few eps of B'T X, which doesn't appear to be available past vol 2.  Even though it has the Japanese language track on the disc, the thing is not even subtitled, it's dubtitled.  BOO.

I was also watching Toradora! online.  That's a cute show.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Jun 22, 2010, 11:44:37 AM
I saw a couple episodes of "Witchblade".

I also saw an anime last Monday on Sci-Fi that I have no idea what it was called. It was listed as "X" but the guide said it was a 1963 Rogar Corman flick. So no idea what it was. It was all about like dream watchers and these dragons that would destroy the earth and one dude was the Dragon of Heaven and the Other The Dragon of the Earth and everybody dies. It wasn't so great actually.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 22, 2010, 04:42:54 PM
That's X based on the Clamp do-hickey of the same name.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_(manga)
Thought about watching it but it looked kinda boo-hoo doom and gloom.

What did you think of Witchblade?  It look like piss to me so I never bothered with it.
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Post by: Rama on Jun 23, 2010, 12:51:02 AM
Yeah that's the thing. And it was all doom and gloom. What was worse about it is it jerked around a lot. Just when you started understand what was going on it would would shoot you off someplace else and you'd spend the next 5 to 10 mins figuring out what is going on again. It really wasn't that good at all.


As for Witchblade. It's pretty, but as a story it's kinda meh. It's not something I find myself getting wrapped up in.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 24, 2010, 12:58:52 AM
Merla and I watched Knight Hunters Eternity.  While not a terrible show, it really left us in a downer mood.  The story's decent enough so she's gonna stick with it.
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Post by: The D on Jun 24, 2010, 07:52:04 PM
That thing annoys me so.  Never understood the love for Stitch.

Lilo & Stich was a mediocre Disney film.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 26, 2010, 01:32:12 AM
I was extremely underwhelmed when it saw it.  Not as shitty as Tarzan or as forgettable as Hunchback, but sure as hell made Pocahontas and Mulan look like masterpieces.  A few points for setting and some fricken original character design, but that's it.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 26, 2010, 01:39:17 AM
I like the design of the alien, but the humans looked fucking weird, especially Lilo.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 26, 2010, 01:51:39 AM
I liked that they looked weird though.  We've gotten a lot of palette swap characters, especially obvious with the Disney princesses.  Jasmine and Snow White kinda distinguish themselves but the other four (leaving out Ariel's fins) are too interchangable.  At least as far as females goes Esmeralda, Pocahontas, and Mulan each looked different, but the latter two are not included most of the time and the former never is due to non-princessness.  (Which sucks because she gets my vote as the hottest.)
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Post by: Derrick on Jun 26, 2010, 10:39:37 AM
I'd bang them all.
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Post by: Rama on Jun 27, 2010, 01:41:40 AM
At the same time? That seems like a lot of work.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 27, 2010, 12:30:59 PM
Esmeralda has some killer bush eyebrows.
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Post by: Derrick on Jun 27, 2010, 11:08:02 PM
At the same time? That seems like a lot of work.
It's important to set goals for yourself.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 28, 2010, 12:29:32 AM
And they could sing "Be Our Guest" while you do it.  Make it happen.


Esmeralda has some killer bush eyebrows.

She's doing the Jennifer Conolly thing.
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Post by: Rama on Jun 28, 2010, 12:44:45 AM
Esmeralda has some killer bush eyebrows.

There...fixed that for ya.
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Post by: Derrick on Jun 28, 2010, 11:08:00 AM
You should fix it for her.
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Post by: Rama on Jun 28, 2010, 12:45:03 PM
Well ok...Razor or wax? The Wax is gonna hurt a little, but it'll last longer. And does she want the landing strip or are we going full Brazilian here?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Jun 28, 2010, 01:24:31 PM
Always wax. Kary refuses to wax, so someone's gotta get it.
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Post by: IDE on Jun 29, 2010, 06:18:17 AM
im watchin SUMMMER WARRRS!
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 29, 2010, 11:39:50 PM
Ha, it took me a while to realize the dude that played as King Kazma wasn't a flat chick.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Jul 08, 2010, 05:41:08 AM
im watchin SUMMMER WARRRS!
WHERE? HOW? PLEASE TELL WHERE YOU GOT IT FROM!!!

Anyway,I just finished Gurren"FUCKING!!!"Lagann! Best anime I've seen in years. The ending felt a little drawn out, It probably should have ended 2 or 3 episodes early.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 08, 2010, 08:19:41 PM
I've been slowly watching the mature anime series Mnemosyne, also known as Daughters of Rin. It only has 6 episodes but each are a TV hour long (so about 45-50 minutes) and I find myself distracted watching something that long. It can be interesting but is a bit boring at times.

I said mature but should have said adult, as it's not pr0n but has lots of nudity, tits, lesbians, and a fair amount of gore and torture, and some somewhat explicit sex scenes where they don't show genitalia. The plot also takes a while to get to the point, as at first it's about two immortals who do odd jobs for people that often involves the mafia, but has hints about angels and immortals and a tree of life which doesn't really explain itself fully until the last two episodes.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 09, 2010, 10:02:12 PM
im watchin SUMMMER WARRRS!
WHERE? HOW? PLEASE TELL WHERE YOU GOT IT FROM!!!

I'd tell you where I got it from except it was some months back and I don't remember.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 09, 2010, 10:05:17 PM
I finished Weiß Kreuz Glühen aka Knight Hunters Eternity.  Lots of pretty anime guys but the story's a right piece of shit.  On the last disc, no fewer than ten characters jump right into the already crowded cast.  Felt really unfocused and hammy.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Jul 10, 2010, 06:00:52 AM
im watchin SUMMMER WARRRS!
WHERE? HOW? PLEASE TELL WHERE YOU GOT IT FROM!!!
!
I'd tell you where I got it from except it was some months back and I don't remember.
i hate you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooo much right now AAAAAAAAGHHHHH
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 10, 2010, 08:56:19 PM
Posted link in Merla's Owlery.

I ordered the entire Ouran High School Host Club set at Amazon.  It's on sale for $30.99.  There's a few titles for sale right now in case anyone cares to chell it out.  It almost makes me wish I hadn't bought so many individual volumes of Kyo Kara Maoh! because both season sets are on sale for killer prices over there.
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Post by: Rama on Jul 14, 2010, 12:36:30 AM
I'm watching Super Robot: Red Baron. It's not really anime, but it's a Japanese show so I am putting it here.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 14, 2010, 10:53:59 PM
We saw some Starblazers and Captain Herlock and both were boooooring.  Hoo-ha.
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Post by: Merla on Jul 17, 2010, 05:44:33 PM
Starblazers really sucked and yet there's 3 seasons of it.  Must be more exciting in the original Japanese.  Captain Herlock is slow and boring, even his hotness can't save the show.
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Post by: The D on Jul 21, 2010, 06:21:18 PM
Trying to figure out what series to start in on.

A lot of people I know are really into that Soul Eater show, but it looks like generic shounen stuff to me. Granted, somewhat better than your typical shounen stuff like Naruto, but still shounen.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 22, 2010, 05:41:12 AM
Merla and I saw Prince of Tennis.  I'm certain we missed something because, man, that thing was a fucking bore.  Just because tennis is in the title doesn't mean you have to spend the entire episode doing it.  None of the characters were even remotely likable to boot.  I wanted to kick that shifty-ass kid in the face.  And at the end of the ep he was all "I was using my right to play even though I is left-handed, what a tweest".  Boo.  We didn't bother with any more of it.  Also, why the hell there are no opening and ending themes is utterly baffling.  (And still that manages to be less stupid that B'tx, where they took out the vocals on the English track because OH NO, JAPANESE SINGING.)
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Post by: Max Con on Jul 24, 2010, 04:53:31 AM
I'm watching Dragonball Kai because I DO NOT KNOW WHY nostalgia or something maybe.
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Post by: Derrick on Jul 24, 2010, 10:59:10 AM
I'm watching Dragonball Kai because I DO NOT KNOW WHY nostalgia or something maybe.
Same here, I enjoy it.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 24, 2010, 06:35:08 PM
What's Kai?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Max Con on Jul 24, 2010, 08:18:45 PM
It's basically a director's cut of DBZ. New voice overs, new music, all filler and redundant scenes/animation cut.


For example, the Android saga started at episode 126 in Z, but in Kai, it started at episode 59.


Goku VS. Freeza was 5 episodes long as opposed to 19(!).
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 25, 2010, 12:16:40 AM
Ha ha, yeah.  I've found I like Dragon Ball Kai.  Kinda odd to see Master Roshi with that big beer mug full of milk tho'.  :lol:
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Post by: Derrick on Jul 25, 2010, 11:42:51 AM
They also removed most of Goku training in the spaceship. When I was a junior in High School I first saw this show. I remember wondering why devote an entire episode to pushups.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 26, 2010, 04:26:36 AM
Because we were doing them wrong.  Turns out we needed to up the gravity very, very high.
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Post by: Sam on Jul 26, 2010, 10:58:23 AM
I'm working my way through Samurai 7 right now.  My neighbor lent it to me and told me I should watch it.  It's...ok, I guess.  I think I'd like it better without all the steampunk shit.
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Post by: Fiero on Jul 26, 2010, 11:40:42 AM
I have Seven Samurai on my Netflix queue. I need to plan out a time to watch it. Not an anime, but you reminded Mr. Sam.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 26, 2010, 07:30:22 PM
I'm working my way through Samurai 7 right now.  My neighbor lent it to me and told me I should watch it.  It's...ok, I guess.  I think I'd like it better without all the steampunk shit.

Something about that show never interested me and I always wondered why.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 26, 2010, 07:52:53 PM
Samurai Pizza Cats ftw
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 26, 2010, 08:44:54 PM
OMFG YES I wish they had been in Tatsonoku vs Capcom.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 27, 2010, 03:44:41 PM
en que??
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 27, 2010, 03:46:04 PM
A fighting game.
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Post by: Derrick on Jul 27, 2010, 08:51:15 PM
NEW LOUIE ON TONIGHT!!!

:D
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Post by: blanktoe on Jul 29, 2010, 05:37:13 AM
new Life with Louie???!! What channel?
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Post by: Derrick on Jul 29, 2010, 05:45:03 AM
FX

This week's had Matthew Broderick redoing the Godfather while Louis tormented a Heckler at a club. His reactions to her were so fucking priceless I would have let him had me.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 29, 2010, 07:29:52 AM
Wrong thread, Tom-Tom.  Unless Louie is suddenly Ru-ree-san desu.
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Post by: Derrick on Jul 29, 2010, 10:50:13 AM
Well, he's big in Japan.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 03, 2010, 07:33:15 PM
I just started watching Gurren Lagan. Pretty cool so far.
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Post by: Rama on Aug 04, 2010, 01:41:33 AM
I kinda just stumbled into an anime called Speed Grapher. No idea what it's about and since this is episode 11 I doubt it'll be explained to me.
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Post by: Sam on Aug 04, 2010, 12:45:40 PM
Is it about a kid that's really good with a TI-86?
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Post by: Rama on Aug 04, 2010, 01:17:54 PM
Ummmmmmmm no.

It seems to be about a lot of people having kinky sex. There is also something about a young girls fluids (Like spit...and other things.) making old men's fantasy's come true. Only in Japan.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 04, 2010, 03:35:50 PM
So you are watching pr0n. Why did you not just say it was pr0n?
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Post by: Rama on Aug 04, 2010, 05:08:11 PM
Because it's not really pr0n...it's not even really soft core. It's the kinda stuff that a 12 year old boy might spank it too in a pinch. I don't think I even saw a nipple. The closest we got was a group of whores all wearing thongs that old men where riding around on like horses and hitting in the ass with riding crops.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 04, 2010, 05:24:47 PM
Right. Porn.
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Post by: Rama on Aug 04, 2010, 05:51:52 PM
Then it's not very good pr0n.
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 04, 2010, 06:03:11 PM
I tried watching Birdy the Mighty Decode but it's kinda boring.  This makes me sad because Birdy's cute.  ...but boring.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 12, 2010, 01:13:44 AM
I took a break from Gurren Lagann because of the whole fly forward in time thing, but now that I am over the WTF I am back in it.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 17, 2010, 01:13:05 PM
I just finished Gurren Lagann ... as a whole that series is fucking bad ass.
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Post by: blanktoe on Aug 19, 2010, 04:30:32 AM
I just finished Gurren Lagann ... as a whole that series is fucking bad ass.
word.
Can't wait for Netflix to get the two movies.
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Post by: blanktoe on Aug 19, 2010, 04:34:17 AM
Any word on when Summer Wars is coming out on DVD?
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 19, 2010, 07:15:16 AM
There are movies? Shiiiit yeah!
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 19, 2010, 10:14:12 PM
Any word on when Summer Wars is coming out on DVD?

News from last month apparently: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-30/funimation-adds-eva-2.0-hetalia-film-summer-wars

Quote from: ANN
Funimation also has a theatrical release planned for Summer Wars this year, followed by DVD and Blu-ray releases next year.

And companies wonder why people pirate shit.
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Post by: blanktoe on Aug 22, 2010, 01:51:07 PM
Speaking of which, I saw Ponyo the other night. Cuteist movie about absentee parents and arranged marriage I've ever seen.
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Post by: B E C K on Aug 23, 2010, 12:45:05 AM
Too bad it all ended in a violent divorce.
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Post by: Rama on Aug 26, 2010, 02:02:00 AM
Hell Girl

I actually watched a bit of this before, this is what took Speed Graphers place.
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Post by: Fiero on Aug 26, 2010, 03:20:01 PM
Not an anime, but I am re-watching Roughnecks, the Starship Troopers animated series. The first part, Pluto Campaign, is fucking awful.
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Post by: blanktoe on Sep 14, 2010, 02:34:16 PM
Yeah, it's fucking garbage. Netflix streaming really needs to step their animation game up.
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Post by: Fiero on Sep 14, 2010, 08:23:12 PM
I remember there being good parts to that show. Maybe it was because it was so bad that it hardly ever actually came on that I am just remembering a few good episodes or something.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 14, 2010, 11:02:18 PM
Rewatched Macross Frontier last week in anticipation of the movie release (and inevitable fansub) in October. I love that show.

Halfway done rewatching Beast Wars all the way through. I never noticed before how much better the animation got between seasons one and two.

Looking forward to starting Code Geass R2 next week.  I also have the full season of Sekirei to watch, and the old but entertaining-looking Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman OVA is waiting at the end, so to speak.
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Post by: Fiero on Sep 15, 2010, 12:50:45 AM
Rewatched Macross Frontier last week in anticipation of the movie release (and inevitable fansub) in October. I love that show.

I had not heard about this. Sounds interesting.

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Halfway done rewatching Beast Wars all the way through. I never noticed before how much better the animation got between seasons one and two.

Dude, this is so fucking true. When I finally got around to watching some of this again, I was watching season one and going, "what the hell is wrong with this," I thought the file was messed up or not good quality or something. Then I watched an episode from the end of season 2 and I figured it out.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 15, 2010, 01:18:21 AM
Rewatched Macross Frontier last week in anticipation of the movie release (and inevitable fansub) in October. I love that show.
I had not heard about this. Sounds interesting.
Some time back I downloaded Frontier and put it on DVD: one of my best moves. The movie, which is admittedly nothing but a stripped-out recap with a little new but very pretty footage, came out November '09, and the DVD release is October 7th. The time between Japanese movie releases and home video releases are insane.  It really bothers me that the sequel movie comes out in February 2011...it'll be Q1 2012 before it hits DVD, at best.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 05, 2010, 04:57:43 PM
So I just got to the part of Robotech where it becomes The Masters and they force the Super Dimension Calvary Southern Cross into the story.

Should I keep watching?
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Post by: Rama on Oct 05, 2010, 05:04:51 PM
I hated Southern Cross, but loved Mospeada. So I always endured it. 
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 05, 2010, 09:52:16 PM
Southern Cross is crap. You won't lose anything by skipping it.

Here are two spoilers, the first of which is the only thing SC contributed to the franchise (even crossing over to the Macross series), and the second of which is what you need to know before watching the Invid Saga.

HIGHLIGHT TO READ:
Here's 1: Louie invents the Pupil Pistol, which enables the mecha to achieve target lock just by the pilot focusing on the object. This is used, if not directly referenced, multiple times, IIRC, in both Macross Frontier and Robotech: Shadow Chronicles.

And here's 2: The Robotech Masters fail to prevent the Flower of Life (Protoculture) from blooming and spreading it's funky spores/pollen across the universe and leading their mortal enemies, the Invid, to Earth. And it's all thanks to Dana and the rest of her idiot team. The Invid Saga opens with the Earth already having been invaded and mostly conquered, awaiting help from Admiral Rick Hunter and the SDF-whatever.

(That's all)
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 05, 2010, 09:58:15 PM
So ... ummm ... How long is Southern Cross?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 05, 2010, 10:09:27 PM
24 episodes...it's the shortest of the three original Robotech "seasons", but it feels the longest.

Additionally, it was by far the most heavily edited of the three series that comprise Robotech.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 05, 2010, 10:33:11 PM
But the listing on Netflix says the whole thing is only 85 episodes ... And it starts around episode 36. And that means there are 25 episodes left after ... does that sound right?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 05, 2010, 11:11:28 PM
Don't ask me to add in my head; I don't have my glasses on.
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Post by: Rama on Oct 06, 2010, 12:43:25 AM
Macross: 36 episodes
Southern Cross: 24 episodes
Mospeada (The New Generation): 25 episodes
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 06, 2010, 01:31:46 AM
Sweet. I am going to try one episode ... but I find it doubtful. I watched the one where they force the whole, "descendents" thing and it was awful.
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Post by: blanktoe on Oct 06, 2010, 04:52:37 AM
Samurai 7 and Basilisk.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 07, 2010, 09:12:49 PM
Yeah, I skipped the cross crap.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 08, 2010, 09:57:29 AM
Samurai 7 and Basilisk.

I decided to try Basilisk.  It was okay but I have to say I came out of it totally hating on Gennosuke and Oboro.  My God, I wish they had died first.  Also, the pacing was great for the first 14 or so episodes but then I knew it was in trouble when they killed off so many so quickly.  And then it had a clip episode, then useless backstory.  (A whole episode for Gyoubu?  Are you fucking kidding me?)  YAWN.  I would've loved it if it had been a shorter series and Gennosuke and Oboro got the humilating deaths they had coming to them.  Especially Oboro.  Damn, I wanted to punch her in the face.  "QUIT STARING, BITCH!"
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 08, 2010, 01:23:36 PM
Panty and Stocking


Hilarious how some dude on the list of related videos has a ten minute opinion on this.  Dude, that's like half an episode!
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Post by: blanktoe on Oct 08, 2010, 03:27:19 PM
damnit they removed it !
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 08, 2010, 10:09:20 PM
That show holds zero appeal for me: A) it looks retarded, and B) it sounds retarded.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 09, 2010, 05:39:24 PM
So...

I guess I never got around to watching this part of Robotech. WTF cross-dressing singer?
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 09, 2010, 08:53:27 PM
damnit they removed it !

Poof. 
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 09, 2010, 09:55:39 PM
That looks awful. Okay, its alright.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 09, 2010, 10:18:19 PM
That looks awful. Okay, its alright.

It has novelty value.  The first ep kinda runs slow.  I admit I jumped a few minutes further in.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 10, 2010, 12:07:28 AM
WTF cross-dressing singer?
Yellow Dancer kicks ass.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 10, 2010, 10:31:07 AM
I now have the song "Private Dancer" in my head but instead of "Private" I've replaced it with the word "Yellow".
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 10, 2010, 01:50:05 PM
That looks awful. Okay, its alright.

It has novelty value.  The first ep kinda runs slow.  I admit I jumped a few minutes further in.

I did that and that is when I came back and said, "Okay, its alright."
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 11, 2010, 02:44:17 PM
I could tell.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 12, 2010, 07:59:07 PM
Fuck all of this, I'm going to make my friend go get me yet another set with all the episodes of Lady Oscar and then send me those bitches.
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Post by: blanktoe on Oct 13, 2010, 05:07:36 AM
Iron man anime...
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 14, 2010, 12:18:24 AM
Ha ha, me, too.  It's a bit yawn... and they stole George Michael's beard for Tony Stark.  I loved him getting slapped even though it was so goddamn predictable that the reporter chick was gonna go all "HENTAI DESU" on him.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 20, 2010, 08:53:30 PM
I was watching Candy again. ohh how I love it. I had the biggest crush in Terry, hell ANYONE who has seen it crushed on Terry, even my mom
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 20, 2010, 10:06:10 PM
How are you watching it?  DVDs or online?
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Post by: Rama on Oct 20, 2010, 11:50:31 PM
I'm watching Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. I don't care if it counts, it rocks.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 21, 2010, 01:08:37 AM
Count for what?
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 21, 2010, 01:10:08 AM
As anime, I guess.  And it doesn't.
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Post by: Rama on Oct 21, 2010, 01:15:45 AM
Still don't care.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 21, 2010, 01:24:47 AM
Oh, I should pay attention to the titles of threads.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 21, 2010, 04:54:49 AM
How are you watching it?  DVDs or online?
I have the DVDs (fuck yeah) but I was watching short clips of it on youtube.have you every watch it?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 21, 2010, 01:05:17 PM
I watched the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood DVDs off Netflix (IMO the show's better than the previous one), but I got pissed when I realized they only covered a third of the series and the next DVDs don't come out 'til after Christmas.

Then I discovered that Hulu was showing them subbed. So I've been watching that for the past few days.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 21, 2010, 01:45:49 PM
FMA:B was cool.

How are you watching it?  DVDs or online?
I have the DVDs (fuck yeah) but I was watching short clips of it on youtube.have you every watch it?

No, I've never seen it.  You watch all kinds of awesome old stuff.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 21, 2010, 08:11:51 PM

No, I've never seen it.  You watch all kinds of awesome old stuff.
omg you have you watch it so we can laugh and cry together! its DRA-MA. I dont want to give you spoilers but someone died there. It was the first time in my LIFE someone I """"knew"""" died, i was like fucking 5. Oooohhhhhh I still remember it :'(
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 21, 2010, 10:29:01 PM
Wow, when did you first watch it?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 22, 2010, 02:13:22 AM
its DRA-MA.

TNT knows drama!
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 22, 2010, 08:23:46 AM
Wow, when did you first watch it?
I was around 5. It's from the 70s so even my mom watched it when she was young. And yes, she got traumatized by the death too. its funny how they still show it in peru once in a while and theres always people watching it. Not everything is sad though but you do feel like punching her sooo many times. Oh and the ending made me rage so much everytime I think about it my blood pressure goes up. Like now.
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 24, 2010, 02:06:50 AM
I like Panty and Stocking.

Know why?

Modern anime is a stagnant cesspool of regurgitated ideas. Panty and Stocking at least tries to be a little different.

That's all it takes for me.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 24, 2010, 02:31:44 AM
I like Panty and Stocking.

Know why?

Modern anime is a stagnant cesspool of regurgitated ideas. Panty and Stocking at least tries to be a little different.

That's all it takes for me.

QFT
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 24, 2010, 02:59:05 AM
QCF punch!
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 24, 2010, 04:19:28 AM
Everything you type is awesome because I read it as if you are yelling it as a Sex Bob-Omb song.
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Post by: Derrick on Oct 25, 2010, 05:18:45 AM
I miss SBomb.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 25, 2010, 10:34:06 AM
I like Panty and Stocking.

Know why?

Modern anime is a stagnant cesspool of regurgitated ideas. Panty and Stocking at least tries to be a little different.

That's all it takes for me.

That's probably why I like it too despite it kidnapping Gir and covering a town in shit.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 25, 2010, 03:42:08 PM
Covering a town in shit is pretty spectacular, really.

Has there been new episodes, yet?
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 25, 2010, 06:19:30 PM
Four episodes total so far. I think it airs Fridays. Or Saturdays. Maybe Thursdays. One of those.

I like the exploding foam puppets. Or whatever they are. You know what I mean. I want to call them piñatas, but they don't look hollow.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 25, 2010, 08:51:46 PM
Episode 3

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/anime/watch/v20514950ZysWYcJw

Episode 4

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Post by: Fiero on Oct 25, 2010, 09:21:21 PM
Woo! Gonna watch that later.
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 25, 2010, 09:36:23 PM
Episode 4 was a riot. The scene where they show up to the party and run down the aisle swatting their fans was priceless.

Also, jumbo Stocking FTW.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 25, 2010, 10:54:52 PM
The sperm had balls, ftw.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 27, 2010, 12:51:36 AM
OMG Sperm soldiers fighting against General Scottie.

OMG
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 27, 2010, 03:06:55 AM
So chell this out: http://www.crunchyroll.com/search?q=panty+and+stocking

All you have to do is register an account. There is some premium membership as well.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 27, 2010, 02:40:43 PM
I should finish Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood tonight. By a long shot, this has been far, fast better than the first anime series in all departments. This means I can finish Sora no Otoshimono's first season and start Code Geass R2 next.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 27, 2010, 03:36:18 PM
It is better because it more closely follows the manga (at least that is what I hear).

Another interesting fact, at a con earlier this year I attended a panel with Dai Sato and he basically said that the animation funding is only going to shows that basically copy manga, and that few companies are putting forth money for original content or even for shows that tell a different story than the manga.

It is an interesting parallel to Hollywood here.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 27, 2010, 03:54:58 PM
Although I always mourn the ability for artists to create something new in their medium, I'd rather have the folks here follow the books/comics and shit more.  Given the manga industry over there, I could see why they would want to do it that way.

So chell this out: http://www.crunchyroll.com/search?q=panty+and+stocking

All you have to do is register an account. There is some premium membership as well.

Thanks.  I heard about crunchyroll streaming P&Sw/G but I always hesitate making yet another account somewhere.  Especially since a little searching will get it to me without doing so.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 27, 2010, 05:54:27 PM
But look at the quality of the video!

And i get what you are saying about following the manga, I agree with that. Especially in the case of FMA where it started off similar and then went on its own path when the had no more manga to copy.

I would like to see a better mix of original content, though. I like OC.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 27, 2010, 10:02:22 PM
So do I but I don't think original content's going to make a comeback anytime soon.

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But look at the quality of the video!

What I get from YouTube, etc. is fine for my needs.  Higher quality would probably just stream like a bitch.
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Post by: Fiero on Oct 27, 2010, 10:23:03 PM
It streams quite well, actually, I was able to watch it in good quality while my roomie was downloading torrents.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 28, 2010, 12:22:57 AM
As recently mentioned earlier, I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (http://www.hulu.com/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood) on Hulu.

However, I don't know the last time I've seen a truly great anime series, so permit me to do the sideways pointy gesture towards FMA:B. I'd go so far as to rank this among the top anime TV series ever. It has everything you want in an anime: beautiful visuals, tremendous world design, awesome characterization, and a far-reaching storyline that glues you to the screen as you stay up way too late to catch a little more of it.

While it was a good experience overall, I wasn't the greatest fan of the original anime, with its meandering first half (the part based on the manga), interesting second half that left you hanging, and follow-up movie that just plain sucked. FMA:B condenses that first half of its predecessor, proceeds down the path of the manga it's based on, and becomes a completely different and marvelous show that includes far more characters and situations that all come together nicely by the end. And it has an ending that takes, oh, about a dozen episodes to fully develop...it could have been a problem had it been simply drug out, but it was so satisfying to see every loose thread tied and every character done proper justice.

When the full anime box set comes out, this is BOUGHT to rewatch (I still prefer dubs, so I'd like to hear it in English...I hold Funimation's existing localization efforts in high regard) and preserve for posterity. Manga-ka Hiromu Arakawa is a mother-loving genius, and hats off to Studio Bones for a top-notch effort. If more anime were this good, the industry wouldn't be going to hell in a handbasket.

Another interesting fact, at a con earlier this year I attended a panel with Dai Sato and he basically said that the animation funding is only going to shows that basically copy manga, and that few companies are putting forth money for original content or even for shows that tell a different story than the manga.

It is an interesting parallel to Hollywood here.
This is not a bad thing, if you ask me. This way, only shows based on successful books will be greenlit, which means the manga medium (which I generally don't read) will serve as a filter for anime in the future. This should result in better shows, if not visually (like GTO, a great series that got middling artistic quality in the anime).

I agree with the Hollywood connection only in that they're looking for known, successful quantities and not just comic books. I don't know if that's what you meant or not, so I thought I'd make the delineation.
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Post by: joerammstein on Oct 28, 2010, 01:11:48 AM
I would prefer original stuff to adaptations.

The reason being, it's not like they're still sitting on this treasure trove of long-running manga that have never been developed into anime.

No, now what happens is as soon as any new manga becomes popular, the studios are all over it. They take series that barely have enough content to produce a half-season, mine it for all it's worth, then dump it and move on to the next hot property.

Then you end up with shows that have no real ending, or shows that go on way longer than they should because they're being artificially extended with filler.

The original FMA is a perfect example.

Then again, I am pretty excited that they're going back and picking up Berserk where they left off. But of course, that manga is also still running, so they're going to run into the exact same problem.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 28, 2010, 01:35:42 AM
I did not like the FMA:Brotherhood dub.  Even though I liked the first FMA anime, I DID first watch that one dubbed and this one subbed.  Either I caught an off episode or it just didn't sound right.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 28, 2010, 03:17:31 AM
Judging by one episode, and possibly an early one, at that, isn't a good indicator. The only thing that changed in terms of casting from the last one was Al, since the kid who played the role originally, well, grew up. Though he will play young Hohenheim later in the series, which is a neat touch.

I would prefer original stuff to adaptations.

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This would only be a problem if you're not only reading lots of manga but are heavily involved in them. Otherwise, point of origin is irrelevant. I don't, so it makes no difference.

The way I'm reading this ties into the trend towards more faithful adaptation...again, like Hollywood (correlating increase in quality comic book movies with their close ties with existing characterization and portrayal). If it results in fewer half-way manga rip-offs (remember the clusterfuck that was Hellsing?) and more coherent, quality stuff, so be it. Otherwise, what's really the difference?

Sure, I could be wrong. But, thinking back to the assertion by Dai whoever, there's absolutely no way they could fulfill the demand for new programming with just what's seen previous print publication. There will be original programming, but it will be more in tune with what's proving successful in print already, not in terms of adapting pre-existing properties, but coming up with more based on proven successful ones. And it's not like cookie-cutter stuff hasn't always been a problem in any medium, so after thinking about it since my last post, I don't see how this is anything new.
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Post by: B E C K on Oct 28, 2010, 05:49:48 PM
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Judging by one episode, and possibly an early one, at that, isn't a good indicator.

I don't see why not.  How long does something get to torture me before I shut it off?  :lol:  And it wasn't an early ep, either, it was where Lin and Ed are inside of Envy.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 28, 2010, 08:10:25 PM
Watched some RK for old's time sake
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 28, 2010, 09:46:05 PM
I don't see why not.  How long does something get to torture me before I shut it off?  :lol:  And it wasn't an early ep, either, it was where Lin and Ed are inside of Envy

I think the answer to our disagreement is "Apple Jacks".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 28, 2010, 11:35:33 PM
I think it's Cap'n Crunch.  :goddammit:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 28, 2010, 11:56:29 PM
You're both wrong it's Lucky Charms. It's magically delicious!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 29, 2010, 01:36:37 AM
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Oct 29, 2010, 06:00:20 AM
nope, Peanut Butter Crunch
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 29, 2010, 03:59:39 PM
You're both wrong it's Lucky Charms. It's magically delicious!

Yuck.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Oct 29, 2010, 08:34:31 PM
Lucky Charms is good. Cinnamon toast crunch is good too. I miss them :-(
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 29, 2010, 11:19:08 PM
*wonders if anyone actually got the reference or are just tripping*
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 30, 2010, 01:40:16 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 30, 2010, 01:41:57 AM
You're both wrong it's Lucky Charms. It's magically delicious!

Yuck.

You, Madam, have no soul.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 30, 2010, 09:20:44 AM
Lucky Charms is made from skin and bones.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 31, 2010, 12:09:10 AM
...of leprecauns.

*wonders if anyone actually got the reference or are just tripping*

Woman, I'm always trippin'.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 31, 2010, 12:41:48 AM
Sometimes, I wonder...
"I wah-wah, wah-wah, wonder,
'Why?'"

Huh, hadn't thought off that one in a long time....
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 31, 2010, 01:57:16 AM
...of leprecauns.

And that's why it's so good...it tastes of booze and potatoes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Oct 31, 2010, 06:50:27 PM
If one was to start watchng One Piece where should one start? Fan subs, Funimation dub any suggestions?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 31, 2010, 10:02:19 PM
I don't watch it but there's so many episodes I would think you would go with fansubs if you don't mind or want subs and w/ Funi if you want dubs.  Or I guess if you don't mind going through it slowly and want quality found in an official release.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 01, 2010, 01:56:49 AM
If you can find the manga, go that route instead. It won't take you anywhere near as long to get through it all, and it's just plain better.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 01, 2010, 05:31:00 PM
You just described the overwhelming majority of manga-based anime.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 01, 2010, 06:30:09 PM
Which is another reason I would prefer (from a creative standpoint) we have anime that is not based on manga. Original ideas allow for more flexibility.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 01, 2010, 08:46:53 PM
Manga-based anime tends to be lesser than the source material because by-and-large it doesn't stick with it...often becaues the production begins way before the manga ends. Herein lies the difference between such fare and stuff like Hellsing Ultimate and FMA: Brotherhood. And then there are instances of things like Excel Saga that are intentionally not based on the manga yet turn out excellent due to the flexibility of the animation staff.

Just the same, I don't believe that animation studios are actually going to balk on original stuff, as it tends to be more lucrative if successful. I'm pretty sure that Gainax is glad they took a risk on Evangelion and Gurren Lagann.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 01, 2010, 09:49:19 PM
Perhaps. I am really just going off of one individual's experience in the market. Maybe his ideas were not that great?

And now that I look at his work I am a little confused at the difference between a writer and a scriptwriter, it is true that I don't get this shit.

Regardless, I prefer original content, personal preference.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 02, 2010, 12:04:25 AM
Your preferences SUCK! (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/Smileys/default/thisislayzar.gif)







Not really, I just wanted an excuse to post that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 02, 2010, 12:17:54 AM
Mobile Suit Gundam 00, but I'm not really keeping up with it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 02, 2010, 01:10:00 AM
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works.  Liked this so much better than the route the anime series went with.  It probably helps that it's much shorter and not being dragged out episode by episode.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 02, 2010, 06:28:39 PM
Mobile Suit Gundam 00, but I'm not really keeping up with it.
There's a "Cafe Gundam" outside of Akihabara station. I've never been there since I'm not a fan of Gundam but I bet its full with weaboos haha that area is PACKED with them (and with maids cafe too ;-) )
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 02, 2010, 06:43:48 PM
So, when you say weaboo do you mean there are foreigners?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 03, 2010, 12:52:39 AM
I have about ten more things in my Netflix queue, and I'm excited about none of them. It's probably going on inactive for a while (again). There's just not a lot out there right now that's interesting to me.

Which is probably why I've been downloading stuff like crazy and trying to figure out how to hardcode .ASS-format subtitles to .MKVs. Because having to convert down to .SRT subtitles and authoring softsubs for DVD is just plain ASS.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 03, 2010, 01:47:02 AM
So, when you say weaboo do you mean there are foreigners?

http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Weaboo
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 03, 2010, 02:00:20 AM
HA HA!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 03, 2010, 02:02:14 AM
So, when you say weaboo do you mean there are foreigners?

http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Weaboo

I love that site but have to read it using the text-only version in Google's cache because it keeps trying to give my computer shit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 03, 2010, 04:40:43 PM
Here is the origin of the term, if you didn't already know. (http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF071-Weeaboo.gif)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 03, 2010, 05:16:19 PM
I did not know that was how to pronounce it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 03, 2010, 08:17:53 PM
Here is the origin of the term, if you didn't already know. (http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF071-Weeaboo.gif)
bs
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 03, 2010, 09:34:44 PM
I don't understand how it went from that PBF strip to its current popular usage.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 03, 2010, 10:43:21 PM
Here is the origin of the term, if you didn't already know. (http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF071-Weeaboo.gif)
bs

FU. (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/weeaboo)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 03, 2010, 10:52:26 PM
Haha! I wasn't contesting it, I just couldn't figure out how the term went from point A to point B.

Now I know.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 04, 2010, 01:08:08 AM
Yeah, I was reading about it earlier. Intriguing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 04, 2010, 02:16:56 AM
Here is the origin of the term, if you didn't already know. (http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF071-Weeaboo.gif)
bs

FU. (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/weeaboo)

Oh shit its on knowyourmeme.com so it must be true!


im just bs-ing you, i believe you. I.believe.you.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 04, 2010, 01:23:28 PM
Putting periods in he middle of a sentence makes me question your honesty and sanity.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 04, 2010, 07:19:29 PM
And you go to 4chan.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 04, 2010, 07:46:36 PM
I do not, actually. Not at all. I find it too hard to follow.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 05, 2010, 07:27:30 AM
HAAA YOU say you DONT and yet you spout memes here there and everywhere, ,you might have even posted a couple of pics from there in your fb. Don't lie son.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 05, 2010, 10:24:45 AM
I don't go to 4chan. I frequent a website that often has images that are reposted from 4chan. Every time I have tried I just get confused at all the pictures of naked ugly people.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 05, 2010, 05:17:01 PM
He goes to Fifi-chan, which has pictures of naked veggies.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 05, 2010, 06:34:40 PM
That sounds good, actually.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 06, 2010, 12:14:22 AM
He goes to Fifi-chan, which has pictures of naked veggies.
That sounds good, actually.
(http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1101.0;attach=4240;image)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 06, 2010, 12:48:22 AM
(http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1101.0;attach=4240;image)

ARMS OR GTFO
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 06, 2010, 12:49:46 AM
They don't need arms, they have the powet of Jesus.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 06, 2010, 12:50:18 AM
Not good enough. Arms plox.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 06, 2010, 01:31:51 AM
Larry'd rather have tits.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 06, 2010, 12:53:12 PM
But that other, er, veggie there is as flat as a board!  Arms would be more useful.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 07, 2010, 02:36:52 AM
WAIT A GOD DAMNED MINUTE

Is he a cucumber? CUCUMBERS ARE NOT EVEN VEGETABLES

FUCK THIS SHIT
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 08, 2010, 08:19:40 PM
UHhhhhh, of course not.  He's, uh, a, uh, zucchini?  :)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 08, 2010, 10:48:26 PM
ZUCCHINI ARE ALSO NOT VEGETABLES

OH GOD DAMN IT NEITHER ARE TOMATOES

WHAT IS THIS SHOW TRYING TO TEACH CHILDREN

IS THIS SOME BULLSHIT BIBLE THING THAT GOURDS AND SQUASH ARE CONSIDERED VEGETABLES?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 08, 2010, 10:54:02 PM
I consider them "food".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 08, 2010, 11:45:15 PM
I had no idea they weren't vegetables.  I call all of that shit "vegetables".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 09, 2010, 02:14:26 AM
Well, then, YOU ARE WRONG!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 09, 2010, 10:32:01 PM
Then what are they?  They're green.  They can go in a salad.  That's all I needs!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 10, 2010, 12:00:51 AM
Star Trek, after Conan of course.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 10, 2010, 12:57:12 AM
Neither of those are anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 10, 2010, 01:00:19 AM
They are when I dream at night.  Spock is Sapaaku-sama!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 10, 2010, 01:02:48 AM
There has been anime very similar to Star Trek. They're all boring as shit.

Conan the Barbarian might make a cool anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 10, 2010, 01:06:30 AM
Neither of those are anime.

Yeah I'm in the wrong thread...there was a Star Trek Animated Series, but that wasn't what I was watching.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 10, 2010, 01:17:07 AM
"Kaaku-sama, mizu onegaishimasu!  REEVU RONGU AANDU PURAASUPAA!  DESOOOOO!"  (http://www.rabbitinasuit.com/emoticons/A-D/anime.gif)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 10, 2010, 01:32:17 AM
Mr. Spock and Captain Cock.

This belongs in the slash fic thread.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 10, 2010, 02:09:02 AM
Kaaaaaaaannnuu!!!!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 10, 2010, 02:22:07 AM
There has been anime very similar to Star Trek. They're all boring as shit.

I loved Starship Operators. Come to think of it, that remains the only DVD set I've bought after seeing on Netflix other than Azumanga Daioh.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 10, 2010, 12:22:33 PM
Kaaaaaaaannnuu!!!!

:lmao: !!!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 10, 2010, 10:20:16 PM
Mushi-Shi is epic.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 11, 2010, 08:29:42 AM
I've been meaning to watch that one.  Instead I saw "Memories", which was okay.  That last story was seriously putting me to sleep though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 11, 2010, 01:52:24 PM
I have had that on my instat queue since I first had NF. I still have not watched it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 11, 2010, 02:04:58 PM
I've had it wading around my queue for a while, too.  It's three stories--the first two long and the last one short--and it's only subbed.  I've been looking for feedback about it because some things were unclear to me and people are raving and shitting themselves over that last story.  Sowwy, but I thought the last story was especially kinda crappy.  They shoot cannons at nobody or possibly somebody, go home, wake up, and shoot cannons.  That's that one in a nutshell.  The first one seemed to drag out something that had no business being forty minutes long.  There's something to be said for succinct story-telling.  I liked the middle one the best but that ending was crap.  Like Shylaman got a hold of it in the last minute or something.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 11, 2010, 09:20:54 PM
I just finished Mush-Shi. It ended well, but not exactly as I expected. I suspect the manga has a longer story, but I could be wrong. I am interested to try it now, though. It is a very peaceful show, I am actually surprised I enjoyed it as I usually prefer action oriented shows. I rated five stars on my NF, though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Derrick on Nov 11, 2010, 10:34:39 PM
Needs more tits.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 12, 2010, 01:44:22 AM
I can agree with that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 12, 2010, 11:09:18 PM
If they could take all the tits in most anime, and somehow shift some of them into those shows which are lacking, perhaps the medium as a whole would begin to approach some sort of tit equilibrium.

Panty and Stocking 7 had a pretty good Transformers parody with appropriately shoddy animation.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 01:41:13 AM
OMG so awesome!  I rolfed at the Grimlock and the dumb little crane.  And they turned into those things to fight each other.  Transforming condoms and a dildo.  So much win!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 02:20:48 AM
I really feel like I'm missing something, but then I just think of Tacos and it goes away.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 03:22:01 AM
Panty both literally and figuratively screwed a Transformer!  So no, tacos won't solve it.














And what kind of tacos?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 03:26:08 AM
Beef....chicken just as good, but usually beef.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 03:38:00 AM
Beef how?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 03:40:19 AM
I like it ground, but either way is fine.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 13, 2010, 03:54:49 AM
How finely ground?

I hate it when I'm chawing on beef and I hit one of those impenetrable little chunks of fat. Fucking grotey, man. Makes me want to throw out the entire meal.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 03:57:38 AM
As fine as I can get it...but since most of the time I'm eating out when I get Tacos I don't have much choice in the matter.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 03:58:51 AM
Cook your own.  The secret ingredient is cumin.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 04:03:45 AM
I do from time to time...but I half ass it then. Doesn't help that the beef is usually cheap when I make them at home too. I like to put cilantro in when I do make them though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 13, 2010, 04:24:07 AM
So Rama enjoys eating out tacos. Hahaha. Right on, brother.

Sorry. I'm so sorry.

But still. Hahaha.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 04:28:10 AM
I was going to screen cap Clerks 2 with the whole giant "Eat Pussy" on the wall and post it and say "Oh we totally do." But I'm to tired to do that. Maybe tomm.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 04:29:57 AM
Too late.  The moment already passed.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 04:31:13 AM
Taco I like: Soft, flour taco.  One egg, scrambled but not all tough and shit.  Spinach leaves.  Barbacoa.  Avocado.  Sprinkle parsley.

Dammit, I'm hungry.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 13, 2010, 04:57:47 AM
Why is there no meat on that taco?

Where is the value in that taco?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 05:00:33 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbacoa

Also, I consider egg "meat by proxy".





















Oh, yeah, and the egg killed your baby with Pine-sol.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 13, 2010, 05:22:16 AM
Oh my. How delightfully ethnic. *turns up nose in an insufferably priggish manner*

Seriously though, I had no idea. Thought it was something to do with Sylvester Stallone.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 05:24:40 AM
Oh my. How delightfully ethnic. *turns up nose in an insufferably priggish manner*

:lmao:

If you ever buy any, make sure you get the one with more meat and less fat.  I mean, both are fatty messes but the fatty one's like super fatty with bits of solid white lard or whatever in it.  It's gross.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 13, 2010, 05:52:39 AM
I just hate eating fat. I know they say meat marbled with fat is the best kind, but... guh.

I could probably find some of that Rocky Balboa in the city, but out here, probably not. I might be able to request they get some in...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 02:51:33 PM
It's probably made out of moose up there.  "Rocky Balboa".  I think I'll start calling it that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 10:29:48 PM
Too late.  The moment already passed.

The fuck it has.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/RamaSha/vlcsnap-00001.jpg)

"Oh we totally do."
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 13, 2010, 10:42:14 PM
*shrug*
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 13, 2010, 10:53:25 PM
I didn't do it for you.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 14, 2010, 01:33:30 AM
But I'm the only one who counts.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 14, 2010, 01:56:11 AM
And I believe that you believe that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 14, 2010, 02:54:27 AM
Taco I like: Soft, flour taco.  One egg, scrambled but not all tough and shit.  Spinach leaves.  Barbacoa.  Avocado.  Sprinkle parsley.

Dammit, I'm hungry.
Nuri wtf, thats not a taco, that sounds more like what a hipster would order.
Taco is: meat(of unknown origin), lettuce tomato cheese and spicy sauce. Si.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 14, 2010, 07:21:34 PM
How dare you call me a hipster!  >:(

And I don't like spicy shit or cheese on meat.  :blink:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 14, 2010, 11:06:16 PM
Then uncircumcised men are definitely not for you.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Nov 14, 2010, 11:45:35 PM
And I don't think anyone likes to eat shit...spicy or not.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 15, 2010, 03:05:10 AM
Then uncircumcised men are definitely not for you.

Ba-ZING!














No, wait, I mean EW.  Brought back that memory of watching Sextalk or whatever that show was called with that old perverted Sue Johansen lady and the guy was all "my penis smells and my gf gets sick and gags when giving me head" and it turned out he wasn't washing it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 15, 2010, 07:19:02 PM
Then uncircumcised men are definitely not for you.
EWWWWW
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 15, 2010, 08:41:05 PM
Faye, you live in the land of uncircumcised men.

You're surrounded by them every day of your life.

And chances are most them aren't cleaning properly.

So if you ever catch a whiff of something mysterious and awful, you know damn well what it is.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 16, 2010, 12:48:24 AM
You don't forget to take the effort to wash your ears. How and why would a guy neglect the care and grooming of the Captain?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 16, 2010, 09:56:26 PM
Faye, you live in the land of uncircumcised men.

You're surrounded by them every day of your life.

And chances are most them aren't cleaning properly.

So if you ever catch a whiff of something mysterious and awful, you know damn well what it is.

You're welcome.

EWWW
but their weewees are so small....
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Nov 17, 2010, 08:24:26 PM
Modern anime is a stagnant cesspool of regurgitated ideas.

I tried to sig this but sigs are blocked so I am sad. I have been screaming this for months. I'm tired of every anime being some fucking teen comedy romance relationship emo harem drama. You could literally mad-lib the script for 90% of anime coming out now.

Besides that, I have watched half of Durarara which seems interesting.

I'm getting through Angel Beats! which seems interesting at first, an action-comedy set in a form of purgatory where teens who have regrets in their previous lives stay after death until those regrets are dealt with. The series is seriously bipolar though. It goes from happy and actiony and funny to fucking depressing emo in about 5 milliseconds.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Nov 17, 2010, 08:55:15 PM
I have been watching Blacker than Dark (something like that)...

So far, kind of boring. The synopsis made it sound interesting. Hopefully it picks up.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 17, 2010, 11:49:40 PM
I tried watching something called Milky Holmes, because I heard it had some decent gag elements, but it's just more of the same old crap.

I keep meaning to watch Arakawa Under the Bridge, but I just never feel like it. Which sums up pretty much all anime from the past few years.

Except for Panty, Stocking, Panty-Panty-Stocking, yo.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 18, 2010, 01:05:10 AM
I'm rewatching Evangelion. As you can see I refuse to watch any new anime, sticking to the good oldies.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 18, 2010, 11:54:29 AM
Have you not even tried Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt?
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 18, 2010, 07:31:42 PM
??
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 18, 2010, 07:45:15 PM
OMG Go watch it right now.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 18, 2010, 09:15:48 PM
I have been watching Blacker than Dark (something like that)...

So far, kind of boring. The synopsis made it sound interesting. Hopefully it picks up.

Darker than Black?  Merla watched it and liked it.  I saw some of it and while I thought some of it was a tad dull, there were parts that I thought were really good.

OMG Go watch it right now.

Seconded.  This is my new show now.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 18, 2010, 09:20:26 PM
I am like Darker than Black more. It just took some setting up to do.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 18, 2010, 09:22:27 PM
I actually missed out on the earlier eps, but Merla filled me in and I was able to get into it.  Maybe missing that set up was a good thing?
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 18, 2010, 09:42:54 PM
Merla's watching something called "Vampire Knight".  Looks like crap.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 18, 2010, 10:51:09 PM
Ikki Tousen Great Guardians and Xtreme Xecutor.

For the uninitiated it's the third and fourth seasons of a show about big-titted high school chicks fighting and ripping their clothes off in a straight parody of Romance of the 3 Kingdoms. It's totally shameless fanservice shlock that makes no friggin' sense.

I love it.
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Post by: blanktoe on Nov 20, 2010, 05:46:09 AM
Just started watching OnePiece but I fucked up and started with season 1 4th voyage.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 20, 2010, 06:11:11 PM
So is that disc four or episode 4?
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 20, 2010, 06:51:20 PM
Just started watching OnePiece but I fucked up and started with season 1 4th voyage.
dude FUCK one piece. THey have shit of that show EVERYWHERE. You go to 711, EVERYTHING is about onepiece. I think i saw tampons of them once. Japanese overdo it so badly.
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Post by: blanktoe on Nov 20, 2010, 10:45:18 PM
So is that disc four or episode 4?
I'm assuming it's the 4th DVD set from season one.
Just started watching OnePiece but I fucked up and started with season 1 4th voyage.
dude FUCK one piece. THey have shit of that show EVERYWHERE. You go to 711, EVERYTHING is about onepiece. I think i saw tampons of them once. Japanese overdo it so badly.

There's a joke in there but my brain fried after last week. Somebody help me out.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 20, 2010, 11:01:27 PM
I guess she's saying if she ran out and could only get One Piece tampons, she wouldn't.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 21, 2010, 01:06:17 AM
One Piece Condoms:  When you get a piece, use One Piece!
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 21, 2010, 04:25:02 AM
Everything is of One Piece. Only a couple of things are of Evangelion. Evangelion > ONepiece
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 21, 2010, 08:58:42 AM
We don't agree a lot, but we definitely do there.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 21, 2010, 01:50:20 PM
So One Piece is as popular there as it is here (the ratio only includes con-goers in the 'here')?
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 21, 2010, 06:46:07 PM
It's 940248024802 more popular here. I'm not kidding when I say EVERYTHING is about Onepiece. I'm going to take a pic next time I go into a convenience store. I saw one episode a couple of weeks ago because it was on the tv and I thought it was stupid and nothing out of the extraordinary.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 22, 2010, 01:07:36 PM
I watched the first episode of the new Golgo 13 series. It was like one of the movies, except 22 minutes long. This might be fun.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 22, 2010, 11:40:30 PM
It's 940248024802 more popular here.

Doesn't it also have about that many episodes?
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 23, 2010, 12:56:02 AM
thats DB
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 23, 2010, 12:56:55 AM
No, I'm sure it's One Piece.  Where Luffy takes five episodes to charge up his kamehameha.
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Post by: Fiero on Nov 23, 2010, 01:47:53 AM
Those aren't the same thing?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Nov 23, 2010, 10:13:08 PM
They all blur together.
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Post by: B E C K on Nov 28, 2010, 12:22:07 AM
Latest Panty & Stocking...  Stocking, WTF?
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Nov 28, 2010, 08:18:53 AM
No, I'm sure it's One Piece.  Where Luffy takes five episodes to charge up his kamehameha.
I TOTALLY forgot about that thing! Goku taking a whole week charging his goddamn kamehameha, that was effing crazy. And the fights that would last a month, oh god.

I've been thinking about rewatching Saint Seiya or Captain Tsubasa, since my friend has been posting so many videos of it on fb.
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Post by: Fiero on Dec 09, 2010, 10:10:38 PM
My frankfurter is a big and black frankfurter
My frankfurter is the tastiest in the world
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 09, 2010, 10:13:16 PM
No, it's not.
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Post by: Fiero on Dec 10, 2010, 03:26:32 PM
How would you know?
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 12, 2010, 04:44:55 AM
I saw it in the satellite view on Google maps.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Dec 12, 2010, 05:16:36 AM
I saw DB this morning. And of course it was in japanese. It was pretty cool. Vegeta look as hot as I can remember. I completely forgot he had a widow's peak too. At least I'm not alone
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Post by: Fiero on Dec 12, 2010, 01:31:29 PM
I saw it in the satellite view on Google maps.

Oh well in that case tell me about it.
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Post by: blanktoe on Dec 13, 2010, 11:37:47 AM
Giving up on  Onepiece. until they added to Netflix streaming and or Hulu Plus.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 14, 2010, 02:35:32 AM
I kinda don't want to see that or Bleach because I'm just tired of long-ass shows.  Bleach didn't really interest me anyway.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 14, 2010, 02:39:03 AM
Oh yeah, and I still watch Panty & Stocking every week but the show's really plummeted IMO.  The first eps were the best and I think it peaked when the demon sisters were first introduced.  I mean this last episode had them sitting around most of the time.  I won't even address those "Chuck to the Future" bits we got the prev week.  BLEH.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 20, 2010, 12:08:56 AM
Re: The latest Panty and Stocking.  Finally, shit got real.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 20, 2010, 12:14:47 AM
http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/anime/watch/v20667153cmFzJg5d
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Post by: The D on Dec 23, 2010, 08:44:33 PM
Got the first disk of Black Lagoon. It ends with the first of the two episodes with the nazis.
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Post by: B E C K on Dec 27, 2010, 12:15:15 AM
Meant to post this earlier but Panty & Stocking ending FTW.  This better be continued!
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Dec 28, 2010, 12:12:12 AM
Got the first disk of Black Lagoon. It ends with the first of the two episodes with the nazis.

Cool series. Wish I had kept picking up the manga, though.
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Post by: The D on Dec 29, 2010, 07:52:48 PM
Arrrggg.. The way they arrange the episodes on the BL disks. Last episode was the one with the maid assassin.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 02, 2011, 12:39:19 AM
I watched the first ep of Gurren Lagaan and found it very meh.  Kinda annoyed Netflix doesn't stream GTO since last I checked, they were missing a couple of discs.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 02, 2011, 04:36:58 PM
I watched the first ep of Gurren Lagaan and found it very meh.  Kinda annoyed Netflix doesn't stream GTO since last I checked, they were missing a couple of discs.

Keep watching it. Give it a chance. Some anime just starts slow.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 02, 2011, 05:17:15 PM
I just watched the last ep of Panty and Stocking.

Uh.

What the fuck just happened?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 02, 2011, 10:33:53 PM
I watched the first ep of Gurren Lagaan and found it very meh.
 

Though I wasn't blown away by it like some were, I second giving it a little time. I thought the first episode was a good start, but like almost every other TV show, it takes a couple to get the feel of it.

Kinda annoyed Netflix doesn't stream GTO since last I checked, they were missing a couple of discs.

We like GTO. (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?page=14) Get it however you can.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 04, 2011, 12:33:30 AM
Most shows I've liked do not take long to grab me.  Not that it never happens because it does, but when I'm meh in the first episode, it usually proceeds to a decline.  In GL's case, it was enough to me to give it another chance sometime but it's gonna be a day I'm bored with nothing else to watch, which still bumps it above Firefly.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 04, 2011, 01:30:22 AM
 ;D

BTW, dunno if you use Demonoid, but there's several GTO seeds available there, though the top one is pretty low file size per ep.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 05, 2011, 01:41:47 AM
I've been watching Fruits Basket, which I had already seen a great deal of already.  That show starts out great but just gets weirder and weirder and insanely Mary Sue-ish.  Helped none by the fact that the main chick ends up with the abusive a-hole.  BUT I GESSS SHE CAN CHANG HEM WID LUV!!!11fewg  Come on, I can watch Jerry Springer for that kinda crazy shit.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 06, 2011, 01:44:12 AM
lols Fruits Basket. That shiet is ooold
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 06, 2011, 09:40:16 PM
Yeah, I saw it years ago but I was bored and wanted to stream something off my Wii.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 06, 2011, 10:04:28 PM
So I just finished Darker than Black. Apparently there is an OVA and a second season as well, but I finished what was on Netflix.

I really, really liked it. I haven't liked an anime that much in awhile. I don't like it as much as GitS:SAC, but it is really quite good.

The last episode was a little bit WTF, but still awesome because it tied up an earlier story in a neat way, only the viewer did not actually need that to happen for that particular story.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 11, 2011, 07:51:33 PM
Ha, I just saw an episode of GITS:SAC because I felt like watching it after rereading my GITS manga.  I like the manga so much better.  OT, but has anyone read Appleseed?  I'm thinking of trying it because I needs sumthin-sumthin to read.

Darker than Black was very good, but I don't see how it could be continued without feeling contrived, silly... meh, I can't think of the right word for it.  But it seems like it'd be downhill from that final season 1 ep onwards.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 11, 2011, 08:32:57 PM
Indeed. I am looking forward to finding out what happens, but Netflix does not have it.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 12, 2011, 12:43:00 AM
I've got DtB, but I haven't watched anything but the first episode yet. It didn't grab me, so I put it on the back-burner.

Rewatching Love Hina right now. Shut up.
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Post by: blanktoe on Jan 16, 2011, 01:16:14 AM
I watched all of Soul Eater on the Netflix. I liked the idea behind the show but it just ended up being boring.
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Post by: Rama on Jan 16, 2011, 02:14:02 AM
Ha, I just saw an episode of GITS:SAC because I felt like watching it after rereading my GITS manga.  I like the manga so much better.  

GIS: SAC is one of the few animes I can actually sit down and watch anymore. I really liked SAC, but never read the manga. SAC was actually one of the things that inspired me in the project I'm working on. I even went so far to also make my main character a Major. Course that's where the similarities end.

Anyway, that and Cowboy BeBop are ones I will watch, unless it's blind choice and I don't know what the anime is about and just find it on TV.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 16, 2011, 10:48:28 PM
I watched the Mushroom ep of Cowboy Bebop on Adult Swim last night...first time I'd watched any of the series in years. I remembered not liking it, but I really enjoyed seeing it again eight or so years removed.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 17, 2011, 03:53:43 PM
Did I mention I finally watched all of Trigun? For the first time? I had only seen a smattering of episodes before then.

I'm trying out Gunslinger Girl now. It's good, but very slow ... and subtly pedophilic.


Also, just watched the current set of episodes for Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. We will fight as one.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 17, 2011, 09:58:14 PM
Every time my enthusiasm for anime starts to build back up again, a bunch of shit comes around and smashes it down into the ground.

Panty and Stocking was the only remotely decent thing I've seen in years, but as Beck (http://i54.tinypic.com/2woki1k.jpg) pointed out, it lost steam in the second half. The recap episode really threw me for a loop. A recap episode, in a 13-episode series. Fucking get real, Gainax.

Anyway, having completed that I was looking forward to anything that might hold my interest in the new crop of shows -- you know how an assload of new anime comes out like clockwork every three months -- but once again it's mostly garbage.

There's one show I might actually stick with, one whose manga source material has been a hit with the One Piece/Naruto/Bleach weeaboo set for a while already, and it's called Beelzebub. It's unapologetic, lowest-common-denominator, high-fiving shonen douchebag pablum, but I find it strangely charming. The same thing happened to me with a show a few years back called the Law of Ueki. There's no reason for me to like these shows, and every reason for me to revile them, and yet for some reason I can't look away. It's like my subconscious yearns for this back-to-basics, DBZ-esque crap and I'm powerless to ignore it.

If you haven't already, chell out Beelzebub and let me know how much you hate it.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 17, 2011, 10:59:41 PM
I really ought to rewatch Trigun.  That was one show where I saw a good number of episodes but not enough to follow the plot later on so when I saw the ending I didn't know what the fuck was going on.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 17, 2011, 11:10:38 PM
I feel like Trigun betrayed me. It was so good in the beginning, and I loved it. It just showed so much promise and it didn't look half bad to boot. But then it ran into that snag where the anime catches up with the manga and everything turns to shit. Fuck Trigun. I own it. And it owned me. In a bad way.

And the manga's weird 'cause his art's so janky.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 17, 2011, 11:51:14 PM
Okay, so it's one of THOSE animes that goes to shit later.  Cool, so it doesn't look like I missed much of anything then.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 18, 2011, 12:03:52 AM
That reminds me of my early days of anime ownership. I had Trigun, and Cowboy Bebop which I still love despite it being turned into hipster fodder on AS. Evangelion, which was cool but a little too preachy and artsy fartsy for me but I know Shwiggs worships it so I will say no more. And of course Utena, for which you have my eternal gratitude, best recommendation evah. Slayers, which good God has not aged well at all but I'll always have a special place for it in my heart.

And that reminds me of something else, I saw that someone is rereleasing FLCL on Blu-Ray, and I was like, "How can get they do that, it wasn't even letterboxed?" so of course there'll just be black bars on the sides of the screen which is LAAAAAAME.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 18, 2011, 12:12:34 AM
To this day I never saw the end of Utena.  I just saw the first story arc.  Netflix doesn't even have the Black Rose saga or whatever.  I actually watched the first Slayers series a year or so back and it was kinda okay.  Haven't revisited any more than that.  Although I did see a few eps of that latest Slayers with the "Naga"-armor.  Didn't care to see how it ended however.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 18, 2011, 12:16:10 AM
Oh fuck, I couldn't even believe that new Slayers shit. I was all pumped for it, and then I saw it and it was all, "Hey, dude! I know it's been twenty years or whatever but chell me out I haven't changed!"

I'm like update your look for fuck's sake.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 18, 2011, 12:17:41 AM
Even the first series was getting repetitive.  They do stupid shit, Lina does some giant-ass Dragon Giga Slave Whatchamacallit, then they do it all over again.  Except it was after the first series that it just got old.  Rezo was awesome.  They couldn't top fucking Rezo.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 18, 2011, 12:25:59 AM
When you said Rezo I though Xelloss. They were both purple-haired mages, honest mistake.

See the first time I watched Slayers I was a total anime nooblet so I didn't realize how hackneyed it already was, even at that point. Mid-'90s or whatevs.

All I could see was the fantasy mashed up with the comedy and, "Oh Lordy, two of my favorite things!"
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 18, 2011, 01:48:50 AM
Is Samarui 7 worth a damn? My dad randomly met one of the American VAs at a library opening. It looks interesting... Maybe.
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Post by: Rama on Jan 18, 2011, 01:59:48 AM
I've seen a few of those...it's ok. It's pretty much the typical Japanese Samarui story, but there like steam punk battle suits and flying ships and stuff.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 18, 2011, 02:13:43 AM
Evangelion, which was cool but a little too preachy and artsy fartsy for me but I know Shwiggs worships it so I will say no more.

Too late.

Of all the complaints I've heard, the former has never been one of them. "Pretentious"..."nonsensical"..."trippy"..."f'ed up ending"...I can see these, but "preachy"?


BTW, for you Trigun people, you know there's a new movie, right? Come to think of it, the BluRay's been released in Japan, so there should be some fansubs floating around....see y'all later.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 18, 2011, 02:21:21 AM
Samurai 7 is one of the shows I have all the DVDs for, and most of them are still in their plastic. Never got past the first few episodes.

As I understand it, it's just an extended rehashing of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. So if you're a fan of that, and anime, it should be good, I guess?

As for the preachy Eva thing, I really have no way of backing that up. I request to have it stricken from the record.

Forgot about the Trigun movie. Downloading.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 18, 2011, 03:20:17 PM
Evangelion, which was cool but a little too preachy and artsy fartsy for me but I know Shwiggs worships it so I will say no more.

Too late.

Of all the complaints I've heard, the former has never been one of them. "Pretentious"..."nonsensical"..."trippy"..."f'ed up ending"...I can see these, but "preachy"?


BTW, for you Trigun people, you know there's a new movie, right? Come to think of it, the BluRay's been released in Japan, so there should be some fansubs floating around....see y'all later.

We could only find the Jap audio track, but that was a few weeks ago.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 18, 2011, 04:38:51 PM
I started watching it, but I found myself wanting a dub.

I can wait.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 18, 2011, 08:00:27 PM
There was only one group who subbed it, but it's no longer available on their site since Funimation announced licensing it.  But I found it elsewhere and am currently burning it to DVD to watch later tonight. I wonder if they tried to get any of the original dub cast back together for it? I know Wolfwood's VA said they did it without him.
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Post by: blanktoe on Jan 20, 2011, 09:16:03 AM
Is Samarui 7 worth a damn? My dad randomly met one of the American VAs at a library opening. It looks interesting... Maybe.
                                                                                          If you haven't seen Seven Samurai, 7 Samurai it's definitely worth a watching.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 20, 2011, 05:22:39 PM
I have not seen the old film ,though it is on my to-do list and my DVD queue, but this one is available instant. I think I have seen Magnificent Seven, though.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 20, 2011, 10:21:05 PM
I watched the Trigun movie this morning (between 1AM and 3AM), and I liked what I saw. The main problems I had with it are endemic to all movies based on TV shows:
1) you have to had enjoyed it previously,
2) you have to have watched enough of the original show to understand how the characters relate, and
3) movie spin-offs are essentially a stand-alone feature-length episode.

Beyond that, it was great. Remember how the original animation quality was sort of faded and occasionally weak? This was excellent throughout...vibrant, sharp, yet everyone looked the same. Since the same studio did the movie and the series, there wasn't any jarring differences between the characters, though I think Vash's red overcoat had a lot of black on it this time. I may just not remember it being there, but it was a good contrast. It really looked good.

The four main characters--Vash, Wolfwood, Meryl, and Milly--were all there, but the insurance girls didn't figure very heavily at all here. The new characters introduced were pretty cool; Gasback, an older robber seeking revenge on those who betrayed him, was the standard big-guy Trigun enemy, but with a more interesting look than, say, the vast majority of the Gung-Ho Guns. Amelia, the female supposed bounty-hunter who serves as Vash's crush throughout, is another new character with one of the more predictable axes to grind in history.

The story...well, as I mentioned, it was an extended stand-alone episode, but that's okay. What I'm wondering is if it's supposed to have taken place within the original anime continuity, a new, singular one all it's own; or if it's more based on Trigun Maximum and heralding a potential new series? Given the original wasn't popular in Japan, I'd say no, but anything's possible these days, given the overwhelming quantity of tripe I've seen being fansubbed lately.

Bottom line: if you liked Trigun, you'll enjoy this movie. If you were meh towards it, you'll be meh yet again. If you hated the series, you need some LOVE AND PEACE.
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Post by: B E C K on Jan 20, 2011, 11:43:51 PM
I'm already "meh" to the IDEA of a Trigun movie so I should probably pass on the movie itself.  I have Samurai 7 in my stream queue for a bored day.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 20, 2011, 11:54:15 PM
Yeah, I dunno. Usually when I start watching something, then decide to finish watching it later, I never do. I think my appreciation of Trigun is pretty dessicated at this point.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 21, 2011, 02:11:44 AM
Granted, a Trigun movie would have been great, say, in 2003, when it hit it big here. But it's here now, anyway. Now I want to rewatch the series. I just so happened to buy those two expensive-ass tin box sets years ago, back when I had money to blow on stuff I'd never watch again. Well, until now.

I'm already "meh" to the IDEA of a Trigun movie so I should probably pass on the movie itself.  I have Samurai 7 in my stream queue for a bored day.

I'm wary of any anime with samurai in it. But that's just me. I'm trying to think of a show I liked with samurai that isn't Ninja Scroll (I realize that's ninja and not samurai...like there's a big difference (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/Smileys/default/rolleyes.gif)).
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 21, 2011, 02:59:05 PM
I liked Samurai Champloo, for the most part. And Basilisk was okay... but wait, those were ninja again.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 21, 2011, 03:48:36 PM
What were the ones in Berserk? I like Berserk. Still need to pick it up again.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 21, 2011, 08:25:23 PM
Berserk was straight up Western medieval fantasy, there's no ninja/samurai action going on there.
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Post by: Fiero on Jan 21, 2011, 10:27:34 PM
Oh, it's been awhile.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 21, 2011, 11:45:17 PM
Rurouni Kenshin?  Or at least the Kyoto Arc.  That was pretty boss.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 21, 2011, 11:47:34 PM
fuck yeah the kyoto arc! i was watching some episodes the other day :3
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Max Con on Jan 23, 2011, 03:34:03 AM
Berserk. Fuck. Last chapter I read was in the early 280s and that was nearly four years ago. And, what, only roughly 30 issues have come out since then? This guy is going to die LONG before he even approaches something resembling an ending. Especially now that Idolmaster 2 is on the horizon ...


Still occasionally watching Dragonball Kai, downloaded some Yu Yu Hakusho due to recently stumbling upon a circle jerk session in-progress. Getting all shounen up in this bitch.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 24, 2011, 12:40:49 AM
I never watched Kenshin. It was totally uninteresting to me. One of these days I'll watch that Samurai X disc someone gave me and see if it sparks anything.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 24, 2011, 06:53:52 AM
Most of the anime is fucking good, but after the kyoto arc it goes to shit. And don't even let me start with the effing ovas. What episodes are in that cd?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 24, 2011, 09:38:14 PM
I think this is it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai_X:_Trust_%26_Betrayal).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 25, 2011, 06:07:23 PM
Those are not episodes brah, those are ovas. And the first ones are OK. Never ever watch the last ones. These ovas you have are about the story behind the guy, how he became a rurouni. The last two are of how he ended his days. Terrible since the author ended it at the manga, so those ovas are complete bullshit
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 26, 2011, 01:12:53 AM
Start w/ the first episode of the regular series and, if you like it, finish to the end of the Kyoto arc, then just dump the rest.  At the very least, if you don't like the first episodes, see episode 28 that begins the fight of Kenshin vs Hajime Saitou.  Saitou~~!  ♥ ♥ ♥
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 26, 2011, 08:13:35 PM
oh fuck yeah . I used to have a crush on Saitou (Aoshi was my main husbando though) until I saw how he looked like in real life.
Nuri is right, watch the series first. Stop after the Kyoto arc if you want to follow the manga. What happened is that after the Kyoto arc the author wasnt writing as fast as the guys doing the anime so they started creating "fillers episodes" that sucked SO MUCH that the ratings dropped, taking the series out of  tv.

Omg its like going back in time! this used to be my number one series, i even made a webpage about them lol (nerd, i know). It was even on tv, it was THAT good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jan 26, 2011, 09:44:45 PM
oh fuck yeah . I used to have a crush on Saitou (Aoshi was my main husbando though) until I saw how he looked like in real life.
Nuri is right, watch the series first. Stop after the Kyoto arc if you want to follow the manga. What happened is that after the Kyoto arc the author wasnt writing as fast as the guys doing the anime so they started creating "fillers episodes" that sucked SO MUCH that the ratings dropped, taking the series out of  tv.

Omg its like going back in time! this used to be my number one series, i even made a webpage about them lol (nerd, i know). It was even on tv, it was THAT good.

Your website was on TV?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 26, 2011, 11:21:32 PM
Omg its like going back in time! this used to be my number one series, i even made a webpage about them lol (nerd, i know).

Everybody did that back then.  Especially when there used to be a shit-ton of free webspace.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 27, 2011, 01:11:35 AM
Oh, I paid for every bit of mine (literally). Luckily I was able to use that university web-space a year after I graduated until I could finish getting everything ported to my current online domicile. And, yes, it took that long to get the chance to transfer everything to-and-fro over my old dial-up.

Thus all my old crappy web sites live on past the turn of the millennium.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Max Con on Jan 27, 2011, 03:12:40 AM

Everybody did that back then.  Especially when there used to be a shit-ton of free webspace.


I remember visiting one once upon a time about some brain drummer shrine or something. Anybody remember that?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 27, 2011, 11:24:16 AM
Sure don't.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 27, 2011, 04:25:44 PM
Oh, yeah! That guy sucked!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 27, 2011, 06:39:01 PM
oh fuck yeah . I used to have a crush on Saitou (Aoshi was my main husbando though) until I saw how he looked like in real life.
Nuri is right, watch the series first. Stop after the Kyoto arc if you want to follow the manga. What happened is that after the Kyoto arc the author wasnt writing as fast as the guys doing the anime so they started creating "fillers episodes" that sucked SO MUCH that the ratings dropped, taking the series out of  tv.

Omg its like going back in time! this used to be my number one series, i even made a webpage about them lol (nerd, i know). It was even on tv, it was THAT good.

Your website was on TV?

Yep. at least TWICE. And I say at least cause people randomly emailed me telling me about it, who knows if there were other times too.
I thought it was a POS since 1) it was in geocities, and 2) i built it myself, no frontpage or anything. I wrote every little bit of pain in the ass code. It was my pride, and it had EVERYTHING in it, EVERYTHING.

Its gone now, thank you geocities.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jan 27, 2011, 07:56:14 PM
Why was it on TV?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Jan 27, 2011, 09:32:42 PM
The website fell down a well.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 28, 2011, 01:31:23 AM
Why was it on TV?

Yeah, why?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 28, 2011, 04:03:16 AM
I already said it, it had EVERYTHING. It was like a little wikipedia of RK, first one with so much info I think, since RK was fairly new back then.(and non existant in the US)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jan 28, 2011, 05:08:00 PM
That still doesn't explain why someone would put it on TV.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jan 28, 2011, 08:51:35 PM
Well there are some shows that show cool webpages, I guess those shows were about anime. I dont know I didnt see either one of them
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jan 29, 2011, 12:49:52 AM
Yeah, well, DarthNuriko's Sphere played a teller on the X-Files once.

Something like that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jan 29, 2011, 04:16:02 PM
Man, I really need to finish watching that. I think I'm on S1 E7 or so...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 31, 2011, 04:06:10 PM
I'm rewatching Basilisk right now.  Did four eps of Le Chevalier D'eon and it's okay.  I liked it better than Gurren Lagann but I'm in no hurry to bother finishing it if ever.  Saw some of the first ep of Mushi-Shi and it seemed decent.

Yeah, well, DarthNuriko's Sphere played a teller on the X-Files once.

Something like that.

And they shot and killed him!  :(
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 01, 2011, 12:44:27 AM
I'm rewatching Basilisk right now.  Did four eps of Le Chevalier D'eon and it's okay.  I liked it better than Gurren Lagann but I'm in no hurry to bother finishing it if ever.  Saw some of the first ep of Mushi-Shi and it seemed decent.

I found D'Eon to be a great show, though not a small bit on the strange side. Then again, given from who it takes inspiration, that's to be expected.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Feb 04, 2011, 04:21:15 PM
I finished Gunslinger Girl season 2. I like the show enough that I bought the first omnibus (and I did not even know it was a manga, but no reason to be surprised).

Now watching Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig. Wow, that is a mouthful. If you watch this, be sure to stay after the credits for Tachikoma serious business.

breasts and hips
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Feb 05, 2011, 06:52:07 PM
Just watched Dragonball Kai. Goku has a girlie voice wtf
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 05, 2011, 08:51:47 PM
You've never watched it before? That's been the case for ~25 years.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Feb 06, 2011, 06:43:13 PM
In japanese, no. In spanish, hell yeah! He has a man voice in spanish. Also I prefer the spanish Vegeta than the japanese one. His voice is not as tough. But I have to say I got a little tingle in my toes when I heard him screaming "ONOREEEEE" to Cell
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 06, 2011, 10:13:23 PM
I never understood why they let Goku keep the same VA (oh, I'm sorry, seiyū :P) he had as a child, and then give the same one to each of his kids.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 07, 2011, 01:49:44 AM
I watched one episode of Soul Eater and half-liked it/half didn't if that makes any sense at all.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 07, 2011, 01:50:30 AM
I never understood why they let Goku keep the same VA (oh, I'm sorry, seiyū :P) he had as a child, and then give the same one to each of his kids.

lol yeah
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Feb 07, 2011, 06:40:03 AM
Really? I did hear Goten speak and yeah girly, but I thought I heard Gohan speak and he sounded manly....then again everybody was "on scene" so maybe it was someone else's voice.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 07, 2011, 11:26:32 PM
I watched Dead Leaves.  Odd fucking thing that was.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Feb 08, 2011, 03:13:43 PM
Dead Leaves is insane and I love it! Wish they'd make more.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Feb 08, 2011, 09:20:27 PM
Holy shit that film was weird.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 11, 2011, 01:40:36 AM
I may have seen it, but I don't remember. If I did, it apparently wasn't memorable enough to recall.

BTW, does anybody remember Last Exile? It was one of the few Gonzo titles that was actually very good, as opposed to just looking good. They're making a sequel (http://www.animenation.net/blog/2011/02/10/new-last-exile-confirmed/)...and if it's as half as good as the original, it's must-see TV.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Feb 11, 2011, 01:41:29 PM
I may have seen it, but I don't remember. If I did, it apparently wasn't memorable enough to recall.

BTW, does anybody remember Last Exile? It was one of the few Gonzo titles that was actually very good, as opposed to just looking good. They're making a sequel (http://www.animenation.net/blog/2011/02/10/new-last-exile-confirmed/)...and if it's as half as good as the original, it's must-see TV.

I FUCKING LOVE LAST EXILE
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Feb 11, 2011, 05:04:51 PM
Nope. Last Exile is nowhere near as good as its character designs.

And it's also one of those shows that has an amazing first episode, followed by a steady decline into mediocrity thereafter.

Oh, I remember it well. I was so looking forward to it, and then I was so, so disappointed. You don't forget shows like that.

Gonzo has been in the toilet lately, this is really nothing more than a blatant play on nostalgia.

"Boo hoo, you don't like any of our new stuff... how about some more of our old stuff?"

And all the little weeaboos gobble-gobble-gobble it up.

Cynicism!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Feb 11, 2011, 05:59:44 PM
But I liked Last Exile. I didn't feel that it was really good until later on.

I'm not sure a sequel will be as good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 11, 2011, 09:10:06 PM
Last Exile was a good show. In fact, I believe I'll pull it from the mothballs this weekend and give it another run through and see if praise for it is being misappropriated or if joe's just being a curmudgeon. Again.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 11, 2011, 11:20:38 PM
I've never seen it.  I never had an interest to.  I may chell out an ep since it appears I can stream it through Netflix.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 13, 2011, 10:01:02 PM
Strait Jacket - Not terrible but kinda a downer.  Not like Basilisk where it's like a cool-downer.  Like a lame WTF-was-the-point-of-this-shit downer.

I also saw part of a Golgo 13 episode.  It kinda reminded me of one of those soft core pr0n things that attempts to have some sort of story and characterization but fails.  And the nekkid bodies were ugo so it also failed as pr0n.  I saw the first few minutes and then forwarded to the end.  I'm confident I missed absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 13, 2011, 10:57:08 PM
Golgo 13 is basically Japanese 007 screwing around in between killing supposedly important people in totally impossible ways. I liked it, despite being as formulaic as you describe. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I think of Puuchuus from Excel Saga every time I see Duke Togo's face.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 13, 2011, 11:33:25 PM
Well, he used a gun and just pointed it and fired so the one I saw didn't look all that impossible.  Ha ha, dem eyebrows.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Feb 14, 2011, 05:15:35 PM
While trying to recall why I have such a keen distaste for Last Exile, I went back and took a look at what else premiered in 2003. I think that was right around the time I was beginning to realize that anime is mostly crap, and it was very embittering. Here's a list of shows from that same year that I enjoyed more than Last Exile.

Air Master
Battle Programmer Shirase
Big O Season 2
Bobobo~bo Bo~bobo
Fullmetal Alchemist
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig
Godannar
Jungle wa itsumo Hare nochi Guu Final
Sakigake!! Cromartie High
Texhnolyze
Wolf's Rain

Oh man, remember Wolf's Rain? Now there was a letdown.

There were a lot more that I watched, but Last Exile is by no means the worst from that year. Also, I can scarcely believe that was 8 years ago. 8 fucking years.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Feb 14, 2011, 05:49:57 PM
I can definitely agree on GitS:SAC 2nd Gig being better than Last Exile. I have not watched any thing else there. My room mate is obsessed on FMA.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 14, 2011, 06:58:31 PM
Yeah, but...GitS:SAC was one of the best anime of all time. And I STILL haven't finished 2nd Gig, despite bothering to buy the whole series. I got a third of the way through and quit for whatever reason, and I never wanted to get back to it as I'd have to rewatch everything I saw already to get back up to speed.

Godannar was a lot of goofy fun.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Feb 14, 2011, 07:46:14 PM
Perhaps you didn't want to finish it because it's so good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 14, 2011, 08:34:01 PM
What happened was that the whole series had not been released to DVD when I started watching, and I only saw the first two or three discs. IIRC, I had picked up another whole series at the time, so I switched over until 2nd Gig was completed. That was in sometime around early '06.

For some reason, I hadn't been "grabbed" by the show to start with, so I wasn't in a hurry, and before you know it, boom, it's five years later. I'd probably be better off to just rewatch the first season of SAC and see them back-to-back.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Feb 14, 2011, 09:08:18 PM
If Netflix had them both up when I finished SAC, I would have gone right to 2nd Gig as well.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 15, 2011, 12:07:23 AM
Quote
Oh man, remember Wolf's Rain? Now there was a letdown.

HAHA ho ho ha... um... yeah.  It could've been really awesome, too, but it's like it reached a point where everyone involved just got lazy and decided "fuck this, let's just kill everyone off".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Mar 07, 2011, 04:21:05 AM
Souten Kouro is good, its romance of the 3 kingdoms the anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Extra Zero on Mar 07, 2011, 10:50:12 AM
Started watching Barefoot Gen after Shwiggie posted that Benny Hill parody video.  Not bad.  Whole thing is on YouTube.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 09, 2011, 01:05:53 PM
Souten Kouro is good, its romance of the 3 kingdoms the anime.

Hmm, I'll definetely chell this out.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Mar 09, 2011, 05:56:22 PM
The local club finished off an anime series lately which was about the most cliche and moe anime harem series ever. And I just spent about 10 minutes looking up the title of the damn thing.
It's called Asobi ni iku yo!
So you have your typical high school boy. And a horny 16 year old catgirl alien from a planet of catgirls hides in his house because her species of catgirls are at war with dog girls and both species have impossibly large breasts and wear little clothing. You have the clumsy ditzy catgirl. You have the tsundere bitch girl. You have the shy geeky girl. You have maids and loli. There's fan service and nudity that's blocked out by mini-robots. And in the end, while two girls are fighting over the main character, the catgirl says "Let's all be with him!" So the main character gets his own harem at the end of the series.
Predictable, cliche, and boring.

Then there's Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
It's a magical girl anime that just about everyone in one anime group claims is the best fucking anime ever, even being a magical girl anime.
I'll give it one thing: it's far from cliche or overdone. Main characters die. The series is more serious and emo than light-hearted. There's quite a bit of action scenes, and not "In the name of uranus I do the same exact spell I've done 50 billion times to kill you in one hit." The action scenes are in a parallel dimension that is done with a unique style of artwork.
But, considering my favorite character gets killed by episode 3, and all the emo-ness of little girls crying all the time because people are dying and bad things are happening, I just don't think it's all it's hyped to be. A great series, probably. Just not the best series ever like some people act.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Mar 09, 2011, 06:41:53 PM
Saw that fucking awful Ironman anime this weekend. Such a fucking waste. X-men doesn't look much better. It might be fun to watch Cyclops' tits though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Mar 09, 2011, 08:23:19 PM
Cyclops' tits

wat
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 09, 2011, 08:37:59 PM
Given the choice, I'd rather watch Storm's. But I don't get all the whining about Cyclops. He looks about like the guy who played him in the movies, if you ask me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 09, 2011, 11:33:02 PM
Pics plz!


Watched the first disc of the Hakkenden.  Weird.  Not bad, but weird.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 10, 2011, 12:11:00 AM
Pics plz!

http://marvel.com/images/gallery/story/15331/images_from_first_look_x-men_anime_character_art
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Mar 10, 2011, 05:39:21 AM
Cyclops and Storm are some sexy bitches!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Mar 10, 2011, 10:51:46 AM
I like what they did with Wolverine, actually.

And damn, that is the best looking Storm I've seen in quite some time.

And Armor looks like fun, too.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Mar 10, 2011, 01:19:37 PM
The fact that they're obviously patterning the character designs after their movie counterparts is enough to keep me far, far away.

I'll watch the first episode.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Extra Zero on Mar 11, 2011, 02:01:22 AM
I like what they did with Wolverine, actually.

Really?  He looks like Spike Spiegel with a powet mullet, IMO.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Mar 11, 2011, 03:25:25 AM
looks way better than the wolverine anime version...which isnt saying much but still
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Mar 11, 2011, 04:11:13 AM
I like what they did with Wolverine, actually.

Really?  He looks like Spike Spiegel with a powet mullet, IMO.

I really just meant the jacket, and realize now that I did not say that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Extra Zero on Mar 11, 2011, 01:04:20 PM
Sure, sure...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 29, 2011, 12:18:00 AM
Cyclops and Storm are some sexy bitches!

*snort*
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 29, 2011, 12:18:24 AM
Also, watching "School Rumble" on Netflix.  A very cute show.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 29, 2011, 07:03:41 PM
School Rumble was a lot of fun. There were only two problems with it: A) they introduced too many other kids that had little to do with the main bunch, and B) the dreaded problem with most romances based on an on-going manga...no resolution. Now, I heard that they are to release a final set of OVAs based on the last volume of the comic to wrap it up, but that's not much help as I understand the writer/artist never resolved it there, either.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 30, 2011, 12:20:37 AM
^ Agree, agree, agree.  At least hook someone up, be it Tenma and weird bowl-haircut guy, Tenma with Harima, or even Harima with some other chick.  No hook up at all is balls.  Some of those other kids annoyed me.  The Mexican chick in Japan was extremely odd.  Why didn't they cross the river upwards like every one else?  You went to JAPAN?  HUH?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Mar 30, 2011, 03:04:22 AM
I'm watching Level E (an anime about aliens living here on earth sort of like men in black but with this really conniving alien prince)
Beezlebub (about a high school delinquent raising a demon lord baby)
and Fairy Tail (the latest shonen shitfest, its currently doing some horrible filler at ep 72)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 30, 2011, 12:27:41 PM
I saw Beelzebub's first couple of episodes, and it cooked like fun.

As for School Rumble, I had actually hoped Harima would have wound up with Yakumo and that  Tenma would get hit by a truck.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Mar 30, 2011, 08:06:36 PM
If you guys are looking for School Rumble hookups, I'm sure there are plenty of doujins out there providing just that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 30, 2011, 09:29:08 PM
Not as many as you might think.




Not that I've looked at *any* of them.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Mar 31, 2011, 12:09:29 AM
I kinda wanted Harima to end up with Eri but he and Tenma were so alike at times it was scary.

I watched an episode of this big-boobied crap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekirei  Yet another harem "comedy" where all of the characters felt like they were stolen from other shows.  Yeah, so I'm totally passing on the rest.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Mar 31, 2011, 07:58:18 AM
I watched the first episode of the Wolverine Anime just to get an idea. It's pretty stupid. Wolverine really looks ridiculously non Wolveriney.

I recently watched all of Princess Tutu and thought it was really fantastic.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Mar 31, 2011, 06:40:15 PM
I watched the first episode of the Wolverine Anime just to get an idea. It's pretty stupid. Wolverine really looks ridiculously non Wolveriney.


Thank you for giving me a reason not to watch it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 31, 2011, 11:23:48 PM
I watched an episode of this big-boobied crap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekirei  Yet another harem "comedy" where all of the characters felt like they were stolen from other shows.  Yeah, so I'm totally passing on the rest.

Given my propensity to watch trashy anime like this one, I was somewhat surprised that it had one of those intangible somethings a lot of similar titles (heh, "tit") just don't have, and that's heart. The feeling of, "I don't know where this is going or how they're going to do it, but I think they'll make it and hope they do." And then you have bodacious bouncing boobies everywhere in the process.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 01, 2011, 12:40:45 PM
I happened to be watching the first episode of that right now. It's not that bad, but I don't know how far I'll go into it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 01, 2011, 02:42:00 PM
Hey, there are about a bajillion new shows premiering this month, starting with X-Men today, or tonight, whatever. Definitely expect a subtitled version of the first episode within the next twenty-four hours.

I went through most of the websites and picked out a few I found interesting:

http://www.tigerandbunny.net <--- Looks so awesome, it's probably terrible.
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/toriko <--- It's like the '90s never ended.
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/dororon-enmakun <--- More Go Nagai weirdness.
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/yugioh-zexal/index2.html <--- Check out how bizarre Yu-Gi-Oh!! has become.
http://www.noitamina-control.jp/index_top.html <--- This one's receiving a fair amount of hype.
http://www.ao-ex.com <--- No idea, but the homepage is pretty enticing.
http://dwl.jp/index.html <--- Apparently all the manga kiddies are salivating over this one.

I usually like to try watching as many first episodes as I can, even though it puts me in a funk when I realize most new anime is still as shitty as ever.
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Post by: IDE on Apr 01, 2011, 04:03:26 PM
Hopefully somewhere in those links is the next TTGL.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 01, 2011, 06:27:37 PM
...

Titty Titty Green Lantern?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 01, 2011, 06:28:44 PM
...

Titty Titty Green Lantern?

I'd watch that for sure.
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 01, 2011, 10:21:57 PM
Ditto.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 01, 2011, 11:58:49 PM
Gurren Lagann was a lot of fun, but I'd hesitate to use it as a bellwether for all future anime.

All will be irrelevant to me with the advent of the last two Eva movies and the second Macross Frontier flick.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 02, 2011, 09:32:30 AM
Anyone seen the 2nd Eva remake thing?  I really hated the first one on principle because it was just a remake of scenes from the show with the same style, music and voice actors plus no Asuka but part 2 seems to deviate quite a bit.

Also I kept seeing toys for this test suit Asuka who pratically has her tits hanging out that I thought was just borderline fan fiction but is actually her from the new movie so now I kind of want to see it...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 02, 2011, 02:49:49 PM
I just got done (literally, less than fifteen minutes ago) watching the English version. While it carries over a lot of stuff from the show, it's nothing like the first one in that regard by a long shot. It's still Evangelion, and it's still based on what came before, but it's much looser. The main story progression is going on, but restructured, reordered, and in some places heavily revised. With the second movie, they've pretty much gotten through episode 19 AND already introduced Kaworu. They've also introduced more Evas, cut out all the monster-of-the-week Angel confrontations, introduced and altered characters, and made Shinji not to be the utter pussy he was previously. So I would say, based on that, that the movies are a combination of the series, previous movies, the manga (YES!), and a number of new ideas on pre-existing material as well as brand new stuff.

In short, I think you should watch it.

As for Asuka's new plug suit, she's only in it for a few minutes, as it's completely new to her near the end of the movie. The funny part is, the last real line she has in the movie is something like, "one last thing...it's cool that it's red and all, but what pervert designed this suit? It's a bit revealing."
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 03, 2011, 02:36:06 AM
I think I'll watch these new Eva movies once they're done making them. The sheer amount of merch they've inspired is staggering, but considering the Eva train has been running strong for fifteen years, it's not surprising.

So get this. That new X-Men anime? The first episode was totally watchable. I totally watched it from beginning to end. It's the least anime-ish anime I've seen in a long while, they're obviously looking to appeal beyond Japan.

But the team actually goes to Japan in episode 2, so that could change in a hurry.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 03, 2011, 03:37:07 AM
As long as it's not for a bukkake session, I wouldn't imagine it'd be that bad.

And waiting for Eva is good and bad. Good in that there'll certainly be a big-assed super deluxe Blu-Ray edition at that point that'll be the cat's meow, but bad in that you'll miss out on it for many years in the meantime.

Like now, I've had Ghost in the Shell's second season for years and am only now watching it. I've been kicking myself in the ass over it for three weeks.

But this Eva movie came out in June 2009, and we're just getting it. Pisses me off...the first one came out in 2007 and we only got it in 2009. And the third one hasn't even had a release set, so that means two years AT LEAST before it sees an English version. And the fourth one is even further down the road than that. Jist of it is, you're gonna be waiting for a looong time to see any of them.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 03, 2011, 07:36:34 AM
Here I figured with the place where she appears int the anime that Asuka would be all over this thing!  oh well 'll propbably chell this one out  thanks for the review 

i can certainly allow myself to watch an episode of X-Men though my biggest annoyance with Wolverine is they kept going to Japan  isn't there any interest inswitching up the seTting of an anime just a little?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 03, 2011, 08:14:26 AM
Here I figured with the place where she appears int the anime that Asuka would be all over this thing!  oh well 'll propbably chell this one out  thanks for the review

Asuka's the same as she's ever been (save the new last name, which I still don't understand), but she's used a bit different this time, and she seems to go through a slight bit of a character change before the end of the movie. You have to watch it to see what I mean, as I don't want to spoil it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 03, 2011, 03:48:38 PM
http://www.tigerandbunny.net

This is pretty weird. Tiger & Bunny, despite the crap name, seems like a good show. It's about corporate-sponsored superheroes fighting crime on television as if it were a spectator sport/reality series. So far it looks like the story will mainly follow an older hero who's never really made much of a name for himself, getting a second lease on stardom when the company he's working for is bought out and he's given a new suit.

And apparently it's on hulu, so anyone who has that can watch it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 04, 2011, 12:39:39 PM
I watched episode one of Honey and Clover on Netflix and imagine my surprise that it's actually the sub and not the dub.  Too bad I don't really care for it though.  Those dudes being in love with that tiny child-like chick, it feels like I'm watching "The Story of Two Dougs".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 04, 2011, 12:59:35 PM
Me and the GF have been watching Spice and Wolf. I quite like it, she does as well.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Apr 04, 2011, 01:19:37 PM
here's the first episode of X-men japanimation

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Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 04, 2011, 03:58:46 PM
I watched episode one of Honey and Clover on Netflix and imagine my surprise that it's actually the sub and not the dub.  Too bad I don't really care for it though.  Those dudes being in love with that tiny child-like chick, it feels like I'm watching "The Story of Two Dougs".

I'm hazy on this one. Wasn't she just a straight-up child?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 05, 2011, 12:41:59 AM
No, she's supposed to be 18 but looks and acts 12.  EW.  And the guy she apparently ends up with (since I read spoilers) comes off as a total douchebag.

I also saw the first two eps of Spice and Wolf.  I kinda don't want to spoil this one for myself but at the same time I want to know if something ever freakin' happens.  Because it feels like I'm watching two people talk to each other in the car on a roadtrip.  Except we never arrive anywhere.

And thank u, toe!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 05, 2011, 01:38:57 AM
I watched another new one called Hanasaku Iroha. It wasn't even on my radar because it looked like a girly piece of fluff, but I heard good things and checked it out. Very nice animation, likable characters and a complete lack of pervy service make for a winner. It's about a girl who moves in to her bitch grandmother's hot springs resort after her mom and her mom's boyfriend run off together. It's straight drama with some cutesy lightheartedness, with no samurai or giant robots in sight. Not that there's anything wrong with those things, but they don't have to be in every anime ever, youknowwhatI'msaying?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 05, 2011, 10:29:28 AM
As anime goes I much prefer to old school method of underaged girls drawn as adults to the current method of adults drawn as being underaged...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 05, 2011, 12:29:21 PM
As anime goes I much prefer to old school method of underaged girls drawn as adults to the current method of adults drawn as being underaged...

Agreed.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 05, 2011, 01:17:28 PM
No, she's supposed to be 18 but looks and acts 12.  EW.  And the guy she apparently ends up with (since I read spoilers) comes off as a total douchebag.

I also saw the first two eps of Spice and Wolf.  I kinda don't want to spoil this one for myself but at the same time I want to know if something ever freakin' happens.  Because it feels like I'm watching two people talk to each other in the car on a roadtrip.  Except we never arrive anywhere.

And thank u, toe!

Stuff happens.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 05, 2011, 11:29:21 PM
I stuck with it and, yeah, it's a little easy-going for my tastes.  But the two leads are solid characters, so it makes up for it.  But by God, that Engrish end-theme kills me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 06, 2011, 03:19:04 AM
I stuck with it and, yeah, it's a little easy-going for my tastes.  But the two leads are solid characters, so it makes up for it.  But by God, that Engrish end-theme kills me.

Kills you in which way? We have laughed at it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 06, 2011, 10:38:24 PM
In the "ewww, fast-forward" kind of way.  "A dou-san shu-gar stahhrs..."  Jeez Louise.  It was more painful than Urara Takano's English lines in Sakura Wars.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Apr 06, 2011, 11:50:29 PM
Me and the GF have been watching Spice and Wolf. I quite like it, she does as well.

I liked season one.  Then there was a filler extra ep or OVA or maybe it was actually ep one of season 2 that sucked and I quit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 07, 2011, 03:41:11 PM
Me and the GF have been watching Spice and Wolf. I quite like it, she does as well.

I liked season one.  Then there was a filler extra ep or OVA or maybe it was actually ep one of season 2 that sucked and I quit.

Did they change VAs or something? Well, at least I have five more to look forward to. We'll see if we agree after that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Apr 08, 2011, 02:45:28 PM
No it wasn't the VAs it was like the writing got bad.

But I'm not sure if it was actually season 2 that I saw or this sort of in between seasons thing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Apr 09, 2011, 05:01:15 AM
Strike Witches! WOW What the hell? Anyone seen this yet?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 09, 2011, 10:56:36 AM
All I know is that I passed on it.  Loli-pantsu anime isn't something I'm into.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 09, 2011, 02:49:13 PM
Come on, Shwiggie. You know you want it.

(http://i52.tinypic.com/o0oyhd.jpg)

:fingershake:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Apr 09, 2011, 04:14:26 PM
I remember seeing strike witches on /a/ and thought the premise was retarded.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 09, 2011, 10:41:07 PM
Come on, Shwiggie. You know you want it.

(http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1101.0;attach=4519;image)
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Post by: joerammstein on Apr 10, 2011, 02:07:00 AM
I think it was Welcome to the NHK, the main dude and his buddy were brainstorming ideas for one of the girls in the dating sim they were making, and they started out with a basic cute girl and then just kept adding more and more fetishes and constantly revising her until she was this monstrosity barely recognizable as human.

That's what Strike Witches is like. From that pic that I posted, she's obviously a loli, but she's even bordering on that whole little boy dressed as a girl thing, I don't know what they call it, but I know they have a word. Anyway, then they toss her in the school swimsuit, throw a sailor top over it, give her dog ears and a tail, stick mecha parts on her legs, and put a machine gun in her hand.

It's fucking ridiculous.

And the otaku devour it.
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Post by: Fiero on Apr 10, 2011, 10:52:50 AM
I have it on my NF queue, but have not watched it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 10, 2011, 10:22:43 PM
Welcome to the NHK! I only saw the first two or three discs of that. I need to pick it back up, though I'll probably have to start it over.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 11, 2011, 12:27:02 AM
I had been collecting them, but that was right around when the bottom dropped out of the North American anime market (Hello, oversaturation!), and ADV decided they would only release the sixth and final disc through The Right Stuf, or whatever that store is called, and it would have cost me a ridiculous amount to import it, so I just didn't.

Now I think I could probably buy the entire series for a fraction of what I paid for the first five discs.

Anyway, that was pretty much when I gave up on purchasing anime altogether.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Apr 11, 2011, 12:30:28 AM
Speaking of ADV...Re-release Destroy All Monsters you bastards! That is all.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 11, 2011, 12:43:19 AM
I don't think ADV is even a thing anymore. All the rights they held were sold off to various other companies.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Apr 11, 2011, 01:54:07 AM
Well fuck. That's what I get for being a passive anime fan. I just didn't want to have to pay 50 bucks for that DVD. Oh well, maybe someone else will pick it up at some point.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 11, 2011, 09:40:01 PM
I tried an ep of Burst Angel.  Not awful but certainly not interesting.  I really wanted to kick the lead girl and that sissy-boy chef was no better.  PASS.

I'm watching 009-1, which seems kinda decent.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 11, 2011, 10:45:33 PM
Burst Angel would have been more elegantly named Bust Angel, as it was very much about underage busts, as well as being a bust. I saw the first episodes of 009-1, but I remember nothing of it.

As for ADV, they survive as several different companies now (wiki lists them as Sentai Filmworks (licensor), AEsir Holdings (rights management), Seraphim Studios (localization), Valkyrie Media Partners (runs Anime Network), and Section23 Films (distro/marketing)).
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 11, 2011, 10:46:57 PM
How ironic.  So many perky boobies for so many flat characters.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 11, 2011, 10:50:39 PM
The main character, Jo, was flat-chested and flat-charactered. Who cares about a grumpy bitchy chick who shoots stuff and pilots a robot that shoots stuff, too?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 13, 2011, 12:12:32 AM
Today I purchased and watched the Eva 2.22 movie.  My penis enjoyed it but I had mixed feelings on ... well what would be obvious to an Asuka fan like myself.  I have assembled my thoughts in a very serious business open letter to the film.

http://powet.tv/powetblog/2011/04/13/an-open-letter-to-evangelion-2-22-you-can-not-advance/

Quote
Dear Mr. Evangelion movie,
Thank you for the Asuka nude scene, 18 instances of Asuka fan service and last but certainly not least, the pervy unit 03 test suit which will forever be immortalized in pervy toys and merchandise by our friends in the east who have wisely decided that such a thing is culturally and socially acceptable…

I certainly appreciated that this film was a departure from the source material, while the first film was a less than compelling rehash of existing scenes. While certainly some details can be changed, there are certainly some things which are so fundamentally Evangelion that they should not be touched.

Simple themes like Shinji being a bitch with daddy issues, Rei being cold and boring, Evas fighting angels and… oh that’s right…

… Asuka actually being in the whole fucking story and not just dying in some bull shit scene that wasn’t even the climax of the movie! Asuka’s supposed to live when pretty much the whole fucking world dies. Even giant crazy earth sized fucking Rei dies and is nothing but a bleeding head in the ocean while Asuka’s chillin’ on the beach like it was a fucking party and she’s getting a tan. She doesn’t die when she’s beat the shit up and in hospital. She doesn’t die when the 3rd impact turns the whole fucking planet to goo. She doesn’t die when little bitch Shinji tries to go all Chris Benoit on her throat. She doesn’t die ’cause she’s hard as nails and the best character in these shows and movies and the only thing worse than not having her at all in the joke of a first movie is killing her ass off and replacing her with some reject stripper bitch in a plaid skirt and glasses who no one fucking likes anyway ’cause she’s a stupid bitch of a bitchy bitch!

3rd impact? The 4th impact’s gonna be Asuka coming back and laying the smack down on all the stupid bitches who cried about other bull shit while they should have been trying to clone Asuka or doing some AT Field hand waving Deus Ex Machina shit to bring her sweet ass back.

Surely, some Eva magic will make her return in some fashion in Evangelion 3.1415 You Will (Not) Settle on a Numbering Scheme. Please include much fan service and borderline nude scenes when you chose to do so. If you do not chose to bring her back, please fuck off.

Sincerely,
aDam Gardner
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Post by: blanktoe on Apr 13, 2011, 05:22:41 PM
I tried to watch the first movie but the disc was so damn dirty I barely got through the first fight scene. Netflix needs to learn to clean their stuff off. Speaking of Netflix, They started streaming Naruto, Bleach and InuYasha but...they are all subs. WHY??!!!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 13, 2011, 07:42:56 PM
I tried to watch the first movie but the disc was so damn dirty I barely got through the first fight scene. Netflix needs to learn to clean their stuff off. Speaking of Netflix, They started streaming Naruto, Bleach and InuYasha but...they are all subs. WHY??!!!

Because subs are better for you. Probably has something to do with rights that some other streaming service has, perhaps Hulu.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Apr 13, 2011, 09:16:16 PM
She ain't dead, Chopperface. Not to mention that she appears in the preview for the third movie.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 13, 2011, 11:00:36 PM
I tried to watch the first movie but the disc was so damn dirty I barely got through the first fight scene. Netflix needs to learn to clean their stuff off. Speaking of Netflix, They started streaming Naruto, Bleach and InuYasha but...they are all subs. WHY??!!!

OMG, SUBS?  That is so awesome.  I may actually watch some of that now.  Fucking A.  Also, Honey and Clover is also subbed.  May have already mentioned it but throwing that in there since it's a Viz property.  Guess I'll have to chell to see if it's the same thing with Nana.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 14, 2011, 03:52:44 PM
http://www.themarysue.com/heavy-metal-studio-ghibli/

lolwut
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 14, 2011, 04:26:53 PM
Holyfuckthatsoundsawesome!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Apr 14, 2011, 05:45:21 PM
totorrototorrototorro
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Post by: joerammstein on Apr 18, 2011, 03:24:07 PM
http://www.filesonic.com/file/670549744
http://turbobit.net/4bxqjsopzpkx.html
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 19, 2011, 09:13:43 AM
fuck this:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-18/new-rurouni-kenshin-anime-green-lit
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 19, 2011, 12:52:08 PM
If this is a Dragon Ball Z Kai/ Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood remake, then that's not so bad.  Plus, didn't they miss some stuff from the manga the first time around?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 19, 2011, 01:41:17 PM
That show was good until the Shishio saga when it took like 30 episodes to fight one guy.  Fucking ridiculous.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 19, 2011, 08:34:27 PM
DONT YOU DARE DISS THE KYOTO ARC!

and whatevs, it was not. It was only 4 episodes to fight .. fuck what was his name, Soujiro??  and not that many to fight Shishio, so there!

The only way the new eps can be good is if they use the same voice actors and artists as before. GOod luck on that
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 19, 2011, 11:02:20 PM
I started watching Gintama again. It just came back after a year-long hiatus, but I actually quit watching long before that, so I've got about a hundred episodes to catch up on.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 20, 2011, 01:07:35 AM
The only way the new eps can be good is if they use the same voice actors and artists as before. GOod luck on that

Yeah, isn't Saitou dead?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 20, 2011, 09:36:57 AM
and whatevs, it was not. It was only 4 episodes to fight .. fuck what was his name, Soujiro??  and not that many to fight Shishio, so there!
Right.  Only 4 episodes to fight out of a whole season of jerking off around it.  It was full on Drag On Ball Z caliber foolishness.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 21, 2011, 06:53:07 AM
Dude what are you talking about, the main fight was with Shishio, not Soujirou. Dont playa hate bro

ACTUALLY, now that I'm looking at the list (yes I have those eps in my comp) , there are only 2 of the fight Kenshin vs Soujirou. And btw half of the whole thing is about his past. SO THERE.


Yeah, isn't Saitou dead?
IS HE? shit i didnt know!



Just watched Ranma on tv, it was so cute.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 21, 2011, 07:53:57 AM
My point is the only point of the season was to get to and fight Shishio.  The fact that more time was spent on the mini boss(es) is even worse!  What a waste of time.  Oh my got it's a 2 episode long flashback to the past of mini boss #2!  FASCINATING!!! What exactly happened that whole season throughout 45 episodes?  Kenshin fought a bunch of a people to get to Shishio, then Kenshin fought Shishio.  What happened in the first season in a mere 27 episodes?  I shit ton of stuff including many individual stories isolated to their own episodes or short series of a few episodes with many events and character interactions.

What happened in season 3?  No idea.  I gave up after that Shishio bull shit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 21, 2011, 11:52:07 PM
That's pretty much the place to give up anyway.

IS HE? shit i didnt know!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirotaka_Suzuoki  Claimed by teh lung cancer about four years ago.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Apr 22, 2011, 02:51:08 AM
My point is the only point of the season was to get to and fight Shishio.  The fact that more time was spent on the mini boss(es) is even worse!  What a waste of time.  Oh my got it's a 2 episode long flashback to the past of mini boss #2!  FASCINATING!!! What exactly happened that whole season throughout 45 episodes?  Kenshin fought a bunch of a people to get to Shishio, then Kenshin fought Shishio.  What happened in the first season in a mere 27 episodes?  I shit ton of stuff including many individual stories isolated to their own episodes or short series of a few episodes with many events and character interactions.

What happened in season 3?  No idea.  I gave up after that Shishio bull shit.

So you don't like it because it's too much like a Sailor Moon story arc?

Oh snap, no I didn't!

Oh snap, yes I did!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 22, 2011, 09:48:22 AM
OOOOOOO HES THE ONE OBSESSED WITH SAILOR MOON??!? fuck i totally forgot about it! and here i was going to answer him . nevermind dude, nevermind -_-


That's pretty much the place to give up anyway.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirotaka_Suzuoki  Claimed by teh lung cancer about four years ago.
at first i lol'd cause saitou smokes like a chimney too, and then i aww'd
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 22, 2011, 07:49:13 PM
Beats having Saitou with a one of those robot-voice box thingies I suppose.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Apr 24, 2011, 01:12:51 AM
Sengoku Basara Devil kings anime. good shit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 24, 2011, 08:14:54 AM
Beats having Saitou with a one of those robot-voice box thingies I suppose.
Smoking through a hole in his throat, like the Cigarette Smoking man?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Apr 24, 2011, 10:25:38 PM
Sengoku Basara Devil kings anime. good shit.

I tried watching it and, god, it was like Pokemon but with samurai or some shit.  All they would do was run to each other and then a bunch of seizure lights would kick on.  Then we had face-shot after face-shot.  Yes, I see they have fucking faces.  I couldn't get through the first ep.


I also saw some pos a week or so back called Sacred Blacksmith or some shit.  Man, I wanted to skin that annoying, whiny bitch.  All she would do is declare her own name.  So she meets an unarmed bully in the market and threatens him, then meets a dangerous, armed dude, takes forever to stand up to him, and after one blow she's all "huff, i don't know how much more of dis i can takes.  i needs a man ta save me".  What?  Really?  You didn't even break a sweat, you silly, stupid cuntrag.  And that was within the first five minutes.  I passed on that shit so hard.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 28, 2011, 09:33:44 AM
So you don't like it because it's too much like a Sailor Moon story arc?
Not at all.  In Sailor Moon each season took much longer to tell than the equivalent story in the manga.  To compensate for this most seasons had a healthy mix of episodes which progressed some sort of oerall story, and episodes which had an individual story onto themselves.  The problem comes when a series sticks closely to the original story, but drags that story over a long time and doesn't fill those bits in with any new content.  The Sailor Moon anime had a ton of story development that's outside of the scope of the manga by the very fact that there was so much more time to tell that same story.  Compare that to the Drag On Balls of the world where they sit around doing dick all for most episodes just waiting for something to happen.
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Post by: Rama on Apr 28, 2011, 12:21:56 PM
On a related note, Sailor Mars is still totally fuckable. That is all.
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Post by: Fiero on Apr 28, 2011, 03:42:05 PM
SO FUCKABLE MERCURY TOO
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Post by: Derrick on Apr 28, 2011, 06:30:55 PM
Neptune was always my favorite. I wanted to bang her from behind just to smell her hair.
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Post by: Fiero on Apr 28, 2011, 07:29:02 PM
You know what, all of them. All of them are fuckable.
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Post by: blanktoe on Apr 29, 2011, 05:52:15 AM
Karas.
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Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Apr 29, 2011, 03:08:25 PM
On a related note, Sailor Mars is still totally fuckable. That is all.
:aroused:
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Post by: B E C K on May 01, 2011, 09:31:42 PM
I tried two different shows on Netflix, the first ep of each:

Chrome Shelled Regios - This just felt generic like I've seen this before in 10+ whatever other shows.  The main character was one of those stoic, above-level "whatever" type asses I can't stand as a lead.  Tons of characters I couldn't give a shit about thrown at us at once.  Weird action happening on-screen and then abruptly halted for some lame, corny-ass school shit which then gets interrupted by the action we saw before.  I got why they did this at the end of the episode but I didn't like it.  Also, I just hated the look of it.  Even the monster looked like it was ripped off from somewhere.  The recycled voices, because most of the anime on Netflix is Funimation and they pretty much use up the same pool of people for everything, didn't help either.

Linebarrels of Iron - I felt this one had potential but still fell flat.  At least it seems it was made with the intention of making the lead character an irritating ass (as opposed to the previous show above where that was an unintended side effect).  Unfortunately, a lot of it became very predictable.  I even predicted the second the naked girl showed up even without knowing anything about the show.  I think I rolled my eyes so hard my glasses flew to Kansas.

SPOILER ALERT
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The line at the end of the ep was a real surprise.  I was like "Holy M Night Shamalamadingdong, he's dead?"  But then I acted upon the nagging instinct that told me death in this series is probably meaningless, which it does appear to be.  Then whatever.  Who cares if he's dead?
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Post by: blanktoe on May 02, 2011, 12:28:29 AM
Fooly Cooly on the netflix.
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Post by: B E C K on May 02, 2011, 02:01:46 AM
FLCL's on streaming?
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Post by: blanktoe on May 02, 2011, 02:49:24 AM
yes ma'am.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on May 02, 2011, 08:55:27 AM
Read the ending of KareKano online since I used to looooove the anime when I was little and I heard about the f---ed up ending. I dont think anyone here has seen Karekano, am i correct?
anyways dont waste your time, the ending sucks
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 03, 2011, 07:05:49 PM
Despite its flaws, Kare Kano was one of my favorite anime series ever. (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?page=9) I don't remember where it took its turn...probably when it started focusing on Arima's screwed up past around volume 13...but I agree with you: the last third or so of that manga series was ass.
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Post by: B E C K on May 03, 2011, 10:24:52 PM
Read the ending of KareKano online since I used to looooove the anime when I was little and I heard about the f---ed up ending. I dont think anyone here has seen Karekano, am i correct?
anyways dont waste your time, the ending sucks

That was always one I wanted to get around to seeing but never did.  How does it end?

Also I noticed Death Note is available for the streaming queue even though I can't play it yet.  Still neat that it's coming.  I wonder if it'll be subbed or dubbed?
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Post by: IDE on May 04, 2011, 01:56:32 AM
Check out deadman wonderland.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on May 04, 2011, 07:18:07 AM

That was always one I wanted to get around to seeing but never did.  How does it end?


ok
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So the main guy (arima) and the main girl (yukino) end up together of course. But the guy rapes the girl and she gets pregnant (when they were still teens). They forward it like hmm 15 years maybe? i cant remember, but now they have twins too, and their first child, a girl, starts going to highschool and the main guy's best friend starts having feelings for the GIRL. YES, ARIMA'S DAUGHTER THAT JUST STARTED HIGHSCHOOL and the girl tells him she loves him etc and he accepts it blablabla bullshit blabla. Worst ending ever
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Post by: Faye Valentine on May 04, 2011, 07:23:20 AM
Despite its flaws, Kare Kano was one of my favorite anime series ever. (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?page=9) I don't remember where it took its turn...probably when it started focusing on Arima's screwed up past around volume 13...but I agree with you: the last third or so of that manga series was ass.
OMG YES THE EPISODE RECAP. Everytime I would see an episode with that I would want to rip my hair off. THey did whole episodes recapping the shit, didnt it? like evangelion. goddamn
And yes it was hilarious (which is the main thing I loved about it) but I thought some parts were reaaally boring, especially when they dealed with their psychological stuff. And the drawing of the last chapters (in the manga )sucked balls.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 04, 2011, 10:28:22 PM
I read that review (haven't since I wrote it way back when) and I nearly died laughing again when I saw "Asaba Maryland".
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Post by: B E C K on May 04, 2011, 11:41:02 PM
ok
S
P
O
ILERS

So the main guy (arima) and the main girl (yukino) end up together of course. But the guy rapes the girl and she gets pregnant (when they were still teens). They forward it like hmm 15 years maybe? i cant remember, but now they have twins too, and their first child, a girl, starts going to highschool and the main guy's best friend starts having feelings for the GIRL. YES, ARIMA'S DAUGHTER THAT JUST STARTED HIGHSCHOOL and the girl tells him she loves him etc and he accepts it blablabla bullshit blabla. Worst ending ever

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
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Post by: Fiero on May 12, 2011, 05:38:41 PM
I tried watching Slayers ...

I couldn't get past the first episode. It was so fucking cheesy.
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Post by: blanktoe on May 12, 2011, 09:34:10 PM
is it better or worse than Trigun?
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Post by: Fiero on May 12, 2011, 09:48:03 PM
I can still watch Trigun.

I don't know. It may just be the first episode is extra cheesy. I think it predated Trigun a few years, too.
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Post by: B E C K on May 12, 2011, 10:24:56 PM
I tried watching Slayers ...

I couldn't get past the first episode. It was so fucking cheesy.

I loved it back in the day but I gotta agree with you... does not hold up by today's standards.  Not a bit.  I tried rewatching it once in the interest of nostalgia and it's kinda of painful.  Especially with the shitton of filler.
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Post by: B E C K on May 12, 2011, 10:46:11 PM
Started Speed Grapher.
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Post by: Rama on May 13, 2011, 12:37:02 AM
I've seen a few episodes of that one. Didn't much care for it.
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Post by: Rama on May 13, 2011, 01:12:18 AM
Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscandar
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Post by: IDE on May 13, 2011, 03:10:38 AM
I'm watching slam dunk

I can't really tell you why though.  It's about japanese highschool basketball.
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Post by: Fiero on May 13, 2011, 05:54:51 PM
Me and my room mate were watching Speed Grapher. Still need to finish it.
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Post by: B E C K on May 14, 2011, 12:30:40 AM
I've seen a few episodes of that one. Didn't much care for it.

Yeah, it kind piddles around.  And a bunch of the characters are gross.  :lol:  It's still better than the generic stuff I saw before tho.  That end theme is rivaling Spice and Wolf's on the annoyance factor.
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Post by: Rama on May 14, 2011, 01:06:59 AM
It one of those "They do what with the what now." kinda Animes. I never finished it though, since IFC stopped showing it.
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Post by: B E C K on May 14, 2011, 08:17:44 PM
Truthfully, I only watch it when I'm bored and on Netflix streaming.  So yeah, I've been getting bored.  I think I'm up to seven or six or something.
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Post by: IDE on May 14, 2011, 09:11:13 PM
Deadman Wonderland
Kaiji 2
Fairy Tale
Stein's Gate
Tiger and Bunny
Beezlebub
Toriko

And slamdunk...sorta kinda.

Thinking about watching darker than black too.
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Post by: Fiero on May 15, 2011, 10:46:33 AM
Deadman Wonderland
Kaiji 2
Fairy Tale
Stein's Gate
Tiger and Bunny
Beezlebub
Toriko

And slamdunk...sorta kinda.

Thinking about watching darker than black too.

Darker than Black is pretty bad ass.
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Post by: B E C K on May 15, 2011, 09:42:47 PM
Almost finished watching Princess Jellyfish on YouTube.
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Post by: Fiero on May 16, 2011, 04:37:33 PM
I watched FLCL last night.

I had not seen it before.

I am really fucking confused as to what the fuck I just saw.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 16, 2011, 08:33:49 PM
That's why it's so readily rewatchable.
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Post by: Fiero on May 16, 2011, 08:45:16 PM
Well, I think I understood most of it ... I just ... I'm just not sure.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 16, 2011, 08:47:59 PM
What part are you having problems with? The story's pretty straightforward...it's just not supposed to make much in the way of sense.
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Post by: Fiero on May 16, 2011, 09:12:33 PM
Exactly.
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Post by: B E C K on May 16, 2011, 11:32:45 PM
I recall liking the first half and then feeling it was all over the place later.  Don't know if I'd feel the same way today, but that was my initial reaction.  Finished Princess Jellyfish.  It is spectacular.  I want that shit on a dvd asap.
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Post by: joerammstein on May 16, 2011, 11:45:39 PM
Everything that happens in FLCL is an allegory for the Jewish Holocaust in World War II.

Watch it again with that in mind and everything will make perfect sense.
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Post by: Chopper Face 69 on May 17, 2011, 08:36:49 AM
Slam Dunk is cool because it used to play after Sailor Moon.  I have some tapes that  always end Sailor Moon episodes with the first few minutes of Slam Dunk.

Anyway... I wastched "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" the other day and it was pretty much fantastic.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 17, 2011, 08:45:12 PM
I've been meaning to see that.
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Post by: IDE on May 18, 2011, 02:43:44 PM
Yeah I've been meaning to see that for a couple years now too.
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Post by: Rama on May 20, 2011, 12:11:46 AM
Still on Star Blazers. Since they only show it on Thursdays, it's gonna take me awhile to finish this show.
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Post by: IDE on May 20, 2011, 09:26:28 PM
Xmen kind of makes me laugh.

I love mad house but they don't know how to make westerners act.  Like the mannerisms of the characters are weird.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on May 20, 2011, 10:01:00 PM
It's why I can't outright condemn the live-action Dragonball movie. They take our franchises and poop on them, well, turn-about is fair play.

It boils down to my not having forgiven them for that shitty Batman manga I bought one time.
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Post by: joerammstein on May 21, 2011, 12:05:34 AM
I quit X-Men when Cyclops was riding a crotch rocket, speeding away from a helicopter, but then he does a 180, and the sides of the bike open up and all these missiles shoot out, destroying the helicopter.

Why the fuck would Cyclops need a vehicle that shoots missiles?

Also, from what I could tell his eye beam functions as a laser, what with the burning and the cutting and whatnot, which anyone who's ever followed X-Men knows is completely fucking wrong.

Speaking of Girl Who Leapt Through Time, I've had it sitting on my hard drive since last March. Is it better or worse than Summer Wars?
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Post by: Fiero on May 21, 2011, 12:12:20 AM
I quit X-Men when Cyclops was riding a crotch rocket, speeding away from a helicopter, but then he does a 180, and the sides of the bike open up and all these missiles shoot out, destroying the helicopter.

Why the fuck would Cyclops need a vehicle that shoots missiles?

Also, from what I could tell his eye beam functions as a laser, what with the burning and the cutting and whatnot, which anyone who's ever followed X-Men knows is completely fucking wrong.

Speaking of Girl Who Leapt Through Time, I've had it sitting on my hard drive since last March. Is it better or worse than Summer Wars?

Maybe old action figures are their inspiration?
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Post by: IDE on May 21, 2011, 01:25:41 AM
I like tiger and bunny.  It's basically a world with mutants who fight crime on a television program for points (like they get points for capturing the criminals and saving people).

The plot isn't exactly super complex but at least the characters are natural.
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Post by: B E C K on May 22, 2011, 02:23:23 AM
I quit X-Men when Cyclops was riding a crotch rocket, speeding away from a helicopter, but then he does a 180, and the sides of the bike open up and all these missiles shoot out, destroying the helicopter.

:lmao:
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Post by: IDE on May 23, 2011, 04:46:17 PM
Ao No Exorcist is fun.
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Post by: IDE on May 25, 2011, 11:01:54 PM
Ok so I started watching astarotte's toy.  I didn't know the girl was 10.

The premise is that she's a succubus princess living in a magical realm.  And succubus need to extract life seed from males to survive. 

Since this one is only 10 she doesn't need to yet but whatever the point is this human male who has a daughter ends up as the first (and only member so far) of her harem.

Again I didn't know the girl was 10 when I started watching this and nothing Doug like has happened yet.

So the guy brought his daughter over and now its become a sort of slice of life school anime with the princess, the human daughter, and their moe blob friends from school.

Basically I was tricked into watching lucky star.
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Post by: B E C K on May 26, 2011, 10:48:18 PM
That sounds dull.
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Post by: Fiero on May 31, 2011, 01:23:12 PM
Eden of the Esat. I mostly like it so far.
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Post by: B E C K on May 31, 2011, 09:59:29 PM
Have that in Instant Queue but haven't gotten to it yet.
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Post by: Fiero on May 31, 2011, 10:57:09 PM
It's one of those that is a bit slow, but intrigues into wondering what exactly the fuck is going on.
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Post by: IDE on Jun 02, 2011, 01:58:01 AM
I'm watching Kamichu.

It actually calmed me down when I was pissed off earlier. 

Back in the day if my friends caught me watching it they would probably duct tape me to a flag pole and funnel jack daniels into me until I stole other fraternities letters that spelled out our own frat's letters and took a dump on ADPI's porch.

But since I'm not in college anymore I'm free to enjoy this heartwarming anime about a middle school girl who becomes a god.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 02, 2011, 05:12:23 PM
Finished Eden of the East series, a bit halfway through movie 1.

One thing I have to admit is REALLY bothering me. Everyone has a shadow on their nose. WHY THE FUCK DOES EVERYONE HAVE A SHADOW ON THEIR NOSE?
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 02, 2011, 10:27:32 PM
I began watching this show, Kenichi: The Mightiest Warrior.  Or some title like that.  Too lazy to Google right now.  It's okay but the main guy is like a generic animu hero with super-lame over-reactions to every damn thing.  He's kinda annoying.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jun 02, 2011, 11:24:36 PM
Hey, I'm familiar with Kenichi! It's widely known for its realistically proportioned female characters.

:nono:
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 03, 2011, 12:01:26 PM
Ha ha, yeah.  Dem inflato-tits.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 03, 2011, 03:04:21 PM
Watched the first episode of Queen's Blade. Exploding acid spraying tits.
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Post by: blanktoe on Jun 03, 2011, 03:42:21 PM
please tell me this is on netflix.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 03, 2011, 08:54:50 PM
It is! Lots and lots of titties, not just the exploding kind.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jun 04, 2011, 01:06:26 AM
Queen's Blade. Lord. I don't get this sort of show at all. They show pretty much everything just short of intercourse. What's the point? If you're that horny, have sex or watch some pr0n.

Seriously. Explain the appeal to me.

Remember when anime told a story, and along the way maybe there were a few comely young lasses who were perhaps there for titillation but were also fully developed (Zing!) characters in their own right?

Yeah, these days it's just straight up titillation. Fuck the other stuff. Give them softcore spank material, because that's all they ever really wanted.

Not me, man. This stuff is shit, and I gotta call 'em on shit when I see shit.

Japan, you are so strange to me.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 04, 2011, 06:49:48 PM
There is a story there ... it's just very, very thin.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 04, 2011, 09:10:41 PM
It isn't actually a bad show, IMO...it's just more of the same old stuff, but with the massive mammaries. Story-wise, it wouldn't have made any difference whatsoever had it been all men or a more mixed group, as it's just a generic coming-of-age story with lots of fighting.

And more tits than you can shake a bra at.
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Post by: IDE on Jun 05, 2011, 12:46:59 AM
I think I'll have a look.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 06, 2011, 09:56:44 PM
Also, the elves don't wear any underwear.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 06, 2011, 10:46:40 PM
Milk spilled all over a girl's face and it's sticky apparently. OMAHGAHD
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 07, 2011, 08:34:53 PM
Yes...it was divine milk™.
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Post by: IDE on Jun 09, 2011, 03:01:42 AM
The Fantastic Children
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Post by: IDE on Jun 24, 2011, 12:26:41 PM
Who was critiquing queen's blade like it's a legit anime?  It's pr0n.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 24, 2011, 06:52:20 PM
I had downloaded the first Macross F movie, but the subs were said to be crap. So I started downloading a copy with better titles and higher video quality. I was two hours away from the  dl being complete, and the powet went off. Luckily my   UPS is working, letting me shut down the computer and keeping the internet running so I can tel you about it over my cell phone.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 24, 2011, 08:07:03 PM
So apparently there are some shorts for Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Anywhere know where to find subbeds?
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 25, 2011, 11:14:36 PM
feature=related
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Post by: IDE on Jun 26, 2011, 03:10:53 AM
Darker than Black is great.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 26, 2011, 12:48:10 PM
Merla's been watching this show called Blue Exorcist about twins that are sons of Satin.  I mean, Satan.  But they say it "Satin".  It would actually be a better show if they were the sons of Satin.  I can't say I care for it that much, seems kinda generic to me.

Anyone watch Maid-sama?  I got kinda bored a short ways through but the first few eps were cute.
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Post by: Fiero on Jun 26, 2011, 03:42:09 PM
feature=related

<3

LOL Nipple.
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Post by: IDE on Jun 26, 2011, 06:14:34 PM
I'm watching Blue Exorcist too!

I guess Ao no means Blue.

It's pretty good.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 28, 2011, 10:42:53 PM
"Ao" means Blue.  I forget what the "no" portion quantifies to in English.  A particle?
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Post by: joerammstein on Jun 29, 2011, 02:58:26 AM
Isn't the Japanese "no" basically the same as "of" in English? So Ao no Exorcist becomes Exorcist of Blue, or Blue Exorcist.

At least, that's how it always works out in every title with "no" that I've ever seen translated.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 29, 2011, 01:01:07 PM
Yep, pretty much.
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Post by: IDE on Jul 01, 2011, 02:18:24 AM
Katanagatari takes place in a mythical feudal japan.  A girl who works for the shogunate enlists the help of one of a very special martial artist to help her find 12 unique and perfect swords, the likes of which could either topple the shogunate or ensure it's rule forever.
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Post by: IDE on Jul 01, 2011, 02:19:33 AM
enlist the help of a*

fuck now I'm adding words that don't belong! 

Ecstacy did this! I'm sure of it!

...

It was worth it though.
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Post by: IDE on Jul 01, 2011, 02:20:08 AM
enlists*

...

still was worth it!
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 01, 2011, 09:32:31 AM
I just watched Evangelion 1.0 and it was so fucking boring. Here's hoping that 2.0 is not as boring. I'll never consider these movies canon
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 01, 2011, 09:31:10 PM
1.0 almost exactly follows the original series up to episode 6. 2.0 burns through most of the series up to somewhere around episode 20, but it diverges minorly in most places, majorly in some, and generally makes you glad you toughed out 1.0.

As for canonicity (http://wiki.evageeks.org/Theory_and_Analysis:What_Is_Canon%3F)...it's an official derivative work, so I'd say it's part of the canon. However, I consider the Rebuild movies a separate continuity from the original series and subsequent films, much like the manga.
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 01, 2011, 10:57:36 PM
enlist the help of a*

fuck now I'm adding words that don't belong! 

Ecstacy did this! I'm sure of it!

...

It was worth it though.

Drugs are a helluva drug.
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Post by: IDE on Jul 02, 2011, 04:23:50 AM
The two main characters in katana are always snuggling...I had a little scheming chick that used to snuggle with me after I drunkenly beat the crap out of my "enemies".

Now all I have is a stuffed monkey and memories...

Foreveralone.jpg
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Post by: B E C K on Jul 02, 2011, 11:24:45 PM
Did anyone else get a mental picture of a wet sock monkey?  I did.
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Post by: Rama on Jul 03, 2011, 01:43:24 AM
I thought of one of those cymbal clapping monkeys with a lot of repressed memories.
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Post by: IDE on Jul 04, 2011, 02:41:58 AM
Katagatari ending was awesome.  Check it out.
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Post by: IDE on Jul 04, 2011, 03:19:28 AM
Tiger and Bunny has really grown on me too.
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Post by: The D on Jul 05, 2011, 06:34:24 PM
Merla's been watching this show called Blue Exorcist about twins that are sons of Satin.  I mean, Satan.  But they say it "Satin".  It would actually be a better show if they were the sons of Satin.  I can't say I care for it that much, seems kinda generic to me.

Considering that 99% of the anime this year so far has been the shittiest, most generic harem anime I have ever fucking seen, Blue Exorcist looks good in comparison. I blame Fukushima. In any case Blue Exorcist looks like it may be going the way of Bleach and that scares me, as we don't need another Bleach. Blue is originally a manga, so I expect plenty of filler and the series to drag on for 300 episodes.


The worst anime I have seen so far:

Dog Days
This anime is nothing more than a moe harem anime with NO FUCKING PLOT. I give it props only for not having panty shots and having realistically proportioned females.

So this perfect mary-sue nice guy falls into a parallel world. In this parallel world two kingdoms, one with catgirls, and one with doggirls, (and there's a bunny girl in there too), fight wars for fun, wars where no one actually dies.

The main male character is perfect in every way. All the females in the anime adore him to death and want his babies. The two factions fight war with no consequence as NO ONE DIES. The main character falls in love with the princess, and gets sent back to his own world swearing he had a ton of fun and will return during his next school break.

AND NOTHING ELSE OF CONSEQUENCE FUCKING HAPPENS.
No main enemy, no conflict, no plot, just cute fucking catgirls and dog girls and lots of fucking cuteness and perfection.

Yep. The radiation from the nuclear powet plants did a number on Japan, allright.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 06, 2011, 01:07:14 AM
Isn't dog days kind of moe blob looking? 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 06, 2011, 06:17:55 PM
Oh yea, I do think one bad thing happens. A demon appears.

AND THEN THEY BEFRIEND IT.

I mean, I could love this because of the fantasy element but dear god the rest of it sucks so much ass!!!

BRB destroying planet because all that is good has gone...

And to answer IDE, yes, Dog Days is a giant Moe blob. It's Moe thrown in a blender with Kemonomimi, some swords and magic for that fantasy look, and adding several newborn babies in for taste, and then blended on puree setting.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 06, 2011, 06:24:17 PM
I stopped caring when you said there was a kingdom of catgirls AND doggirls.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 06, 2011, 09:42:42 PM
Yeah fuck that show, wtf are you even watching that for?   I took one look at the art and bailed. 

Nurahiyon no mago has a 2nd season.  I'm stoked about that.  I'm really digging yokai anime recently I think I just found another one called Natsume Yuujin or something like that.

Stein's gate is heating up.  All the 4chan fags love it apparently too from the times that I rarely pop open that has been of a site that I was there in 2003 and everyone else who found it after me is gay, like totally gay, and I'm so much more INTERNET than them.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 06, 2011, 10:26:52 PM
I want more Eden of the East.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 07, 2011, 12:38:27 AM
http://www.kuroanime.com/airing-anime/nyanpire-the-animation/nyanpire-the-animation-episode-1/
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 12, 2011, 01:11:31 AM
I'm watching the Durarara dub. 

Liking it so far, like 8 eps in.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 12, 2011, 01:24:37 AM
I watched the first few episodes of Monster and thought it was brilliant.  And then episode 6 or 7 or whichever one it was came along and the show delved into clip episodes.  Then we have a flashback--which shouldn't have been a flashback at all but a natural progression of the plot--that I couldn't really give a shit about.  Not certain if I can be bothered to return for 70+ episodes of this.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 12, 2011, 03:04:20 AM
/lookupmonster

That looks interesting and there is a dub. 

Durarara!! is about the lives of various characters living tokyo's ikebukoro area.  The characters range from highschool kids to a Doolohan (an irish headless horseman).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 12, 2011, 03:11:22 AM
If you like Monster, try to get a hold of the manga. Naoki Urasawa's shit is almost always gold.

Why they would artificially lengthen the anime with clip shows and flashbacks when the manga had already long since ended is beyond me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 12, 2011, 04:06:23 AM
Also, Durarara was written by the same guy who did Baccano which is also awesome.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 12, 2011, 07:08:11 PM
Why they would artificially lengthen the anime with clip shows and flashbacks when the manga had already long since ended is beyond me.

Money. Clip shows are cheaper as they're recycled.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 12, 2011, 08:20:45 PM
I don't think anyone here doesn't know that.

It doesn't make them any less awful.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 12, 2011, 09:33:19 PM
Agree.  The biggest offense is that they couldn't even continue on strong and THEN wait for the clip show twenty-something episodes in.  They did it all early.  No excuse.  :mad:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 12, 2011, 09:34:02 PM
Yeah thats really soon for the flashback ep, but I'm still gonna chell it out.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 12, 2011, 09:37:10 PM
Yeah, it was really cool before they did that, which was why I was so disappoint.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 12, 2011, 10:41:57 PM
and now what? Are they fired? Or are you gonna keep watching?  This sort of thing doesn't bother me I just click "next ep" when I realize it's the flash back ep and go on about my biz.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 12, 2011, 11:16:00 PM
Well, it was like two eps in a row.  And then we get a boring flashback.  I thought I'd go back to Spice & Wolf after that one bored me but I dropped that so I might end up dropping this as well.  I don't know yet.  I may just look up the good episodes and skip around.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 13, 2011, 05:36:54 AM
1.0 almost exactly follows the original series up to episode 6. 2.0 burns through most of the series up to somewhere around episode 20, but it diverges minorly in most places, majorly in some, and generally makes you glad you toughed out 1.0.

As for canonicity (http://wiki.evageeks.org/Theory_and_Analysis:What_Is_Canon%3F)...it's an official derivative work, so I'd say it's part of the canon. However, I consider the Rebuild movies a separate continuity from the original series and subsequent films, much like the manga.

HOLY SHIT THE MOVIE WAS FUCKING AMAZING. THE LAST 6 MINUTES MADE THE WHOLE THING WORTH IT. FOR REALZ.

Hideaki you better hurry your ass up on the next one
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 14, 2011, 08:32:36 PM
I'm glad you were finally able to see it.

Unfortunately, the last two, which were supposedly being made concurrently, don't even have a release date yet, and indications are that there is a big dispute at the heart of it. So who knows when they'll ever get to the rest?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 15, 2011, 09:41:25 AM
omg I know. Fuck that shit, I heard here in Great Nihon that is coming out next year. I just hope it has the same ending as the end of eva.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 20, 2011, 06:11:46 AM
Stein's gate is awesome.  Some of the best characterization I've seen.

Ep 16 made me all misty eyed.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 20, 2011, 11:22:01 PM
I watched some of Murder Princess and Sands of Destruction.  Both were okay but nothing I think I need to see the entire series of.  I basically watched the first episodes and then fast-forwarded to the end.  Didn't feel like I really missed anything.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 20, 2011, 11:22:45 PM
Oh, and vol three of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood on Netflix.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jul 21, 2011, 04:02:31 AM
How can you just watch ep 1 and then the last ep!?

Madness!

I watch ep 1 and 2 maybe 3 and then bail on the series.


I'm finding it interesting how this company isn't producing enough tiger and bunny dvds because they were banking on sacred 7 being their premiere anime this season but tiger and bunny is dominating that shit with the fans.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 22, 2011, 12:55:29 AM
How can you just watch ep 1 and then the last ep!?

Easily because the rest of it is filler-quality.  I did the same thing w/ Princess Tutu today except I also jumped into one in the middle of the series.  It almost hooked me, too, but not quite.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 08, 2011, 11:08:17 PM
I started watching One Piece.  Got though three of them yesterday.  Only ten million more episodes to go.

Also tried watching this piece of crap called Nabari on Netflix to kill time while I colored my hair.  MEH.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 09, 2011, 01:47:37 AM
Im watching Eden of the East it's pretty good so far.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 09, 2011, 02:01:23 AM
Im watching Eden of the East it's pretty good so far.

This shit is awesome!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 09, 2011, 02:37:40 AM
I was just coming back to post how awesome it is!

I'm on ep 4 and it's like watching a great movie.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 09, 2011, 04:18:09 AM
"I just get the feeling that you've never had true love from a Johnny"

It's been awhile since I've felt for characters this much.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 12, 2011, 03:28:25 AM
Did you see both eden movies?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 12, 2011, 02:37:25 PM
Did you see both eden movies?

I've only seen the first, as at the time they only had one on Netflix.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Aug 13, 2011, 02:58:38 AM
Thundercats.

It's kind of lame.



I've been sitting on Eden of the East for a while now, one day I might actually watch it.

Or maybe one of you guys could just summarize it and save me the trouble.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 13, 2011, 10:17:49 AM
Thundercats.

It's kind of lame.



I've been sitting on Eden of the East for a while now, one day I might actually watch it.

Or maybe one of you guys could just summarize it and save me the trouble.

It's worth watching.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 13, 2011, 09:47:56 PM
I tried to Netflix it but couldn't. But it seems I can stream it.

More as this develops.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 14, 2011, 01:30:34 AM
Stating the obvious here given its episode count here One Piece has a freakin' shit load of filler.  I skip episodes and it's like maybe one thing happened that I miss that gets summarized in the beginning of the next one.  I really like some of these characters and this concept but the damn thing's bloated.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Aug 14, 2011, 09:10:34 AM
I decided a long time ago not to embroil myself in another series with episode counts in the triple digits. When I realized I'd be over the hill before getting done with Bleach, I quit before I got started good. Which was a good idea, anyway, as I hear my younger cousins constantly bitching about how long and drawn out it is. One Piece is another like that, except it's worse due to the bald-faced lie that is the title: it's around a hundred and fifty pieces at this point.

The 50 some-odd episode series are my limit, and only when they're as good as FMA Brotherhood.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 14, 2011, 11:46:04 AM
I wonder iif anyone put an ep guide online with whats filler and what isnt
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Aug 14, 2011, 01:13:18 PM
Here is a link to eden of the east movie 2

It's the dub, I don't know if you were watching subbed or dubbed, the dub is very well acted.

This is some deep shit that a 13 yr old would never comprehend unless they had a working knowledge of japan's history.  The characters are rich and defined.  The ideology is real. 

http://www.watchcartoononline.com/eden-of-the-east-the-movie-ii-paradise-lost (http://www.watchcartoononline.com/eden-of-the-east-the-movie-ii-paradise-lost)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 14, 2011, 03:02:05 PM
Here is a link to eden of the east movie 2

It's the dub, I don't know if you were watching subbed or dubbed, the dub is very well acted.

This is some deep shit that a 13 yr old would never comprehend unless they had a working knowledge of japan's history.  The characters are rich and defined.  The ideology is real. 

http://www.watchcartoononline.com/eden-of-the-east-the-movie-ii-paradise-lost (http://www.watchcartoononline.com/eden-of-the-east-the-movie-ii-paradise-lost)

Awesome dude, thanks!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 14, 2011, 10:41:23 PM
I decided a long time ago not to embroil myself in another series with episode counts in the triple digits. When I realized I'd be over the hill before getting done with Bleach, I quit before I got started good. Which was a good idea, anyway, as I hear my younger cousins constantly bitching about how long and drawn out it is. One Piece is another like that, except it's worse due to the bald-faced lie that is the title: it's around a hundred and fifty pieces at this point.

The 50 some-odd episode series are my limit, and only when they're as good as FMA Brotherhood.

So did I but I was bored and curious so I played one and started watching it.

I wonder iif anyone put an ep guide online with whats filler and what isnt

Yeah, that's a good idea.  I can't say I've really searched for one but I have been skipping around the series.  I just go to the wiki and find out when certain characters or events get introduced and try to catch those episodes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Aug 15, 2011, 12:58:09 AM
I know how pretentious it is to say this, but the One Piece manga really is a lot better than the anime. You could blast through several hundred chapters in no time, and I guarantee you'll enjoy it a lot more.

Have you watched any of the movies? The sixth (http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Baron_Omatsuri_and_the_Secret_Island) is the best by far, with plenty of fun action sequences and gorgeous animation that's wildly different from the TV series.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Aug 15, 2011, 01:12:49 AM
All this One Piece talk reminded me of this GIF I made from the fourth movie? The fifth, maybe? Anyway, the movie itself wasn't very good, but the outfit Nami wears in it is blatantly "inspired" by Lara Croft, which I remember thinking was pretty cool at the time.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2r23jn7.gif)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 16, 2011, 12:51:26 AM
I don't think it's pretentious to say that since it's almost always true.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Aug 16, 2011, 04:16:08 AM
I know, but... anytime something is adapted from something else, there's always someone who comes around and says, "You guys! The source material is soooooo much betterrrrrr."

And you just wanna slap, slap, slap them.

Actually, I quit reading One Piece many months ago because the current arc was not appealing to me in the least. Last night I got caught up out of morbid curiosity, but alas, my first impression was the correct one. The current arc is dumb as hell.

Also, the main cast has grown too large and as a result none of the characters are getting enough play.

And I hate Robin's redesign.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/vdd7r7.jpg)

Boo!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 16, 2011, 02:00:07 PM
Someone got her in the middle of changing and she didn't have time to put on pants so she grabbed grandma's afghan instead.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 16, 2011, 07:53:19 PM
All I see are boobs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Aug 16, 2011, 10:39:19 PM
Well, something should distract you from the itty-bitty foot, butterface, and missing ribs, arm, and leg.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 01, 2011, 08:16:09 PM
Redline.

REDLINE - IT's BEGUN! (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovnJ9e_cuWk#ws)

Whatever you have to do to see it, do it. It hits video on November 14th, but I'm glad I didn't wait.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 01, 2011, 09:46:40 PM
THAT LOOKS AMAZING HOLY SHITBALLS

The guy in the comments said it was animated by hand .... but that seems wrong in a few places. But HOLY FUCKING SHITBALLS! anyways.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 01, 2011, 10:38:30 PM
I watched the first ep of Dance in the Vampire Bund, which had an interesting first half and quickly became a same-old loli piece of crap in the second.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 02, 2011, 12:45:04 AM
I have a feeling redline is going to be the next TTGL for me and it better not let me down!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Sep 06, 2011, 07:05:12 PM
I'm still watching some Blue Exorcist, and I'm starting to really like this series, and hoping to GOD it doesn't become like Naureach Piece Z (or is that Bleaurto Piece Z) and get to 500 episodes of filler.


Weaboo I know keep telling me to watch Usagi Drop, some watercolored anime about an older single guy who adopts an orphaned younger relative, but it seems boring and maybe a bit creepy.

Kamisama Dolls! (God Dolls) is this series that looks kinda interesting about teens who can control "Gods" that look like large robots, and yet no one notices they're robots and call them gods and spirits and shit. Despite that it's a pretty good looking robot-fighting-robot series.

Mawaru Penguindrum looks pretty good as well from what I've seen. Girl dying from "anime wasting away disease" gets saved by a posessed alien penguin hat that turns her into the queen of the penguins, who wants to rule the world or something with her derpy army of waddling penguins.

Kami-sama no Memo-chou - An interesting series about NEET detectives who solve people's problems.



The rest of the series out right now seem to be harem or loli anime, including a loli basketball anime of sorts.

The one anime I've been really disappointed with is Mayo Chiki, a harem anime about a butler that's actually a chick. The male character discovers the butler's secret and has to keep it or the bulter's sadistic and manipulative rich bitch will destroy him.

The relationship between the butler chick and the main male character is so adorable, but can't save this series. The butler's employer is an evil bitch who's annoying and high on her powet and riches and likes to fuck with other people's lives for fun. Another bitch, all in pink shows up and acts like an attention whore and always wants her way, and between the two of them there would be domestic assault if I had my way.

Between them and the fact the main character is pussy whipped and gets his ass whooped by every female in the series I can't enjoy it. It just goes bad way too fast.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 06, 2011, 08:22:03 PM
Been watching Headmasters again.

Man, it's a miracle Transformers went on another two seasons in Japan. But I hope they release Masterforce in the US...that was a fun show. I still haven't picked up Victory again, as I got tired of it after eight episodes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 07, 2011, 03:24:17 PM
Been watching Headmasters again.

Man, it's a miracle Transformers went on another two seasons in Japan. But I hope they release Masterforce in the US...that was a fun show. I still haven't picked up Victory again, as I got tired of it after eight episodes.

I want to be watching that right now instead of working.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 22, 2011, 07:42:52 PM
http://www.kuroanime.com/anime-series/manyuu-hikenchou/


This is an anime about boobs in feudal japan.


I've actually come to care about the characters. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 23, 2011, 12:45:07 AM
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many%C5%AB_Hiken-ch%C5%8D
In a reign ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate, breasts mean everything. If you have breasts, you are guaranteed wealth and popularity. If you lack them, you are rarely considered "human". Members of the ruling Manyu Clan help raise the future big breasts. Written on a secret scroll possessed by the clan, there is said to be various techniques on how to grow big and beautiful breasts.

:joe:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 23, 2011, 01:06:01 AM
It's as if I rewrote the history of japan!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Sep 23, 2011, 05:01:54 AM
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many%C5%AB_Hiken-ch%C5%8D
In a reign ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate, breasts mean everything. If you have breasts, you are guaranteed wealth and popularity. If you lack them, you are rarely considered "human". Members of the ruling Manyu Clan help raise the future big breasts. Written on a secret scroll possessed by the clan, there is said to be various techniques on how to grow big and beautiful breasts.

:joe:

>wikipedia
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 23, 2011, 11:47:45 PM
Um... yeah?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Sep 24, 2011, 01:53:16 AM
Yeah!



Actually I don't know. I just like to say things.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Sep 24, 2011, 03:38:37 AM
Beck's actually responsible for most of that Wiki page.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 26, 2011, 01:01:07 AM
Hyuck.


I rewatched the Vision of Escaflowne.  Or at least most of it.  Some of that series moves so slow at times.  I wonder what it would've been like if it had been a longer series.  Probably very painful.  Once we get to Isaac Fig Newton and his Fateback-Machine, it kinda starts to slip imo.  Poor Hitomi.  The messages being thrown at her were some real confusion shit.  Found some of it dubbed since I only own a sub.  Why do Dilandau and his Pretty Boy Brigade all sound 8 years old?  And the Foxkids edit... good god.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Sep 26, 2011, 01:15:12 AM
Hyuck.

Hyuck you, too.

Escaflowne is totally homoerotic. You seem to go for that stuff.

Like Utena.

Only Utena is FUCKING AWESOME.

And weren't you a big Gundam Wing fangirl?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 26, 2011, 01:19:25 AM
Not really.  That Heero/Hiro/Hero jerk really chaffed my nerves and some of the others weren't any better.  The only tolerable one was the Scott McNeil kid with the braid.  Duo... Maxell?  Meh.  But yeah, there were a lot of characters I wanted to smack around and the plot quickly lost me.

I liked Utena but never got to see anything past the first season other than that bleh movie.  :(
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Sep 26, 2011, 01:27:38 AM
:o

I liked that movie for all the wrong reasons. If you watch it as a comedy, it's fucking hysterical.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Sep 26, 2011, 01:47:19 AM
I never watched Gundam Wing for character. That only leads to disappointment. I watched for the Robots, but even with that that show got real old, real quick.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 26, 2011, 02:04:10 AM
Yeah, I've never been into robots.  I need characters.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Sep 26, 2011, 10:57:39 AM
Robots can be characters!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Sep 26, 2011, 11:42:50 AM
I would say they can't when they have pilots, then they are extensions of the pilot. Sentient robots (ala Transformers) can be...but I would say Gundams can't.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 26, 2011, 11:49:59 AM
Yeah.  Character is why I liked Beast Wars even though the were robots.  If they're just mechs with pilots or something... Well, I guess that would make it a mech and not a robot.  I've never been hugely into the giant robot thing.  That's just a better way to put it, I suppose.  Something about a bunch of mechs/robots or whatever fighting doesn't grab me usually.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Sep 26, 2011, 12:01:41 PM
I on the other hand love that Giant Robot stuff...I just find Gundam is, more times then not, boring as shit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 26, 2011, 06:18:10 PM
Macross is still my favorite non-sentient giant robot series. I never could get into Gundam.

I liked Escaflowne enough to buy the Perfect Collection. The series is not edited in the DVD, and I still find the Ocean Group English version to be quite good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 26, 2011, 11:04:14 PM
Yeah, I saw a dub ep someone had uploaded and I saw a Fox Kids edit up on YouTube too see how badly mangled it was when it was on TV.  The dub is good (aside from my gripe about Dilandau) and I love hearing our old pal BD as some non-raspy non-nutjob for once.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 26, 2011, 11:07:00 PM
Escaflowne is totally homoerotic. You seem to go for that stuff.

Well, I do like this one as well (although what's pictured below doesn't happen in the show, it IS representive of the personalities within it)...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Sep 27, 2011, 12:23:47 AM
Macross is still my favorite non-sentient giant robot series. I never could get into Gundam.

Still my favorite too. I liked Zoids as well.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 27, 2011, 09:21:33 AM
I can't wait until the new Macross Frontier movie hits DVD...and fansubs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 27, 2011, 12:47:30 PM
I don't like mecha shows usually but TTGL is one of my all time favorite anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 27, 2011, 07:39:19 PM
I haven't watched it again since I saw it on SciFi Channel (or whatever its called now). I need to catch that on teh Blu-ray.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 27, 2011, 08:46:05 PM
It's pretty awesome. It's on Netflix streaming as well.

My favorite mecha anime?

Mobile Police PatLabor. Always has been, always will be.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Sep 28, 2011, 01:32:03 PM
I just watched the Galaxy Express 999 and Adieu Galaxy Express 999 movies.  They're pretty great.  They make me want to watch more Leiji Matsumoto stuff.  Problem is there's a seemingly unending supply of such things, some of which is commercially available, some of which is not.  I'm not even sure where to start, and certainly don't have the time to consume all this media.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 28, 2011, 02:34:28 PM
I haven't watched any of the 3-9 stuff since my early days of watching anime on the Action Channel.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 28, 2011, 04:57:24 PM
Are you saying there is more to 999 than those daft punk music videos?  Like an actual anime movie or something?  Cause I'd watch that.

One day I'll sit down and watch all of Harlock...

one day.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Sep 28, 2011, 10:10:59 PM
Another gem from Wikipedia:
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In the Latin American dub of the 1979 film version, Planet Prometheum's name is changed for Cybertron, the name of the home planet of the Transformers.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Sep 29, 2011, 12:03:27 AM
Re: Leiji Mastumoto, Merla liked Cosmo Warrior Zero.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmo_Warrior_Zero.
I think we've might've seen Queen Emeraldas but I don't remember what we thought of it.  QE not being written by Mastumoto but simply using the same character and universe.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Sep 29, 2011, 01:21:08 PM
Are you saying there is more to 999 than those daft punk music videos?  Like an actual anime movie or something?  Cause I'd watch that.
That movie's great.  I hear of a Blu-Ray in the works which would be cooooool.

Holy fuck ... it's next week!

http://www.amazon.com/Daft-Punk-Interstella-5555-Blu-ray/dp/B005HGZV6U

I guess I'll be watching that movie... one more time...

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One day I'll sit down and watch all of Harlock...

one day.
Not sure there are enough hours in one day...


The canon of all that stuff is really insane.  Harlock is in everything, but the stories can<t really all exist in the same Universe as similar events will happen in different things in different ways, but there<s this loose association... it's kind of fucked up.  I think I might understand it a little better if I saw more of it... or maybe that would just hurt my brain more.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Sep 29, 2011, 03:17:02 PM
Did you read that Interstella 5555 user review? I know user reviews typically need to be taken with a grain of salt, but it's something to keep in mind.

Also, Amazon.com lists it at $32, while Amazon.ca lists it at $14. Strangeness.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 30, 2011, 02:35:38 AM


I guess I'll be watching that movie... one more time...



haha



Yeah I seem to remember the harlock characters being in cross genre shit.  Like he's not a space pirate in some stuff?

But I don't think that was all meant to be in one universe it's kind of like the extra stuff about TTGL that came out afterwards with them in a fantasy setting.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Sep 30, 2011, 08:47:17 AM
Did you read that Interstella 5555 user review? I know user reviews typically need to be taken with a grain of salt, but it's something to keep in mind.
Interesting.  Though ever since hearing all the scathing review of the Ghost in the Shell Blu-Ray, that turned out looking great, I think some people are just stupid bitches who think something looks bad if it wasn't coloured digitally.  So it might suck, or this guy might be a bitch.

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Also, Amazon.com lists it at $32, while Amazon.ca lists it at $14. Strangeness.
Weird.  Also it<s been out since last week.  Maybe we got a different version because we need it to be bilingual... you know for the menus because the movie has no dialogue...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 30, 2011, 04:58:17 PM


I guess I'll be watching that movie... one more time...



haha



Yeah I seem to remember the harlock characters being in cross genre shit.  Like he's not a space pirate in some stuff?

But I don't think that was all meant to be in one universe it's kind of like the extra stuff about TTGL that came out afterwards with them in a fantasy setting.

WHAAAA? I want to see these thing you are speaking of!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 30, 2011, 06:16:58 PM
I could be imagining the harlock thing, although I'm about 70% sure I'm not.

The TTGL shit is real for sure but it's not actual episodes it's just the original (I think) soundtrack with music videos of alternate universe shit happening.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 30, 2011, 06:23:57 PM
Here's the first one of the TTGL thing:



and Harlock appears in the old west in a series called Gun Frontier


Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Sep 30, 2011, 07:32:52 PM
That's still cool!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Sep 30, 2011, 07:35:33 PM
Yeah all the cosplayers were flipping out about it a few years ago wanting to do all the fantasy costumes. 
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 03, 2011, 05:36:56 AM
REDLINE IS FUCKIN AMAZING!

See it now.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 03, 2011, 09:07:27 PM
I'm disappointed that after my heartfelt recommendation it took you over a month to see this.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 03, 2011, 09:19:02 PM
Yeah what happened was I swore I was gonna find a torrent but kept remembering that I hadn't gotten one yet and then told myself I'd start one before I go to bed but didn't.  I finally just ended up watching it streaming and it was still good quality.

But now that I've seen it I'm gonna get the torrent cause I have these anime nerd girls I'm talking to.  I'll tell them all about this sweet movie they haven't seen and that they should watch it with me while drinking margaritas.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 03, 2011, 09:45:43 PM
High School of the Dead is on Netflix, I'm watching it.

Yes I know it's the heavily edited version.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 03, 2011, 11:36:01 PM
REDLINE IS FUCKIN AMAZING!

See it now.

I'm disappointed that after my heartfelt recommendation it took you over a month to see this.

I meant to see it, forgot, then wanted to see it, forgot what it was called, then I came to this thread and IDE reminded me that I meant to see it and forgot.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 04, 2011, 02:58:52 AM
HSOTD was awesome.  I saw the unedited version.


Blood-C is good but edited.  I might actually watch it again just for the gory deaths when it comes out on dvd.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Oct 04, 2011, 05:14:16 AM
Is Tailenders a sequel to Redline or a completely different movie? And can anyone point me to a decent torrent of both that arent .mkv files?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 04, 2011, 08:10:28 AM
The only ones I've run across have been mkv, but you can convert it pretty easily and hard code the subtitles (what I did to get it on my PS3) with xvid4psp.

Or you can wait for the bluray on November 14th.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 04, 2011, 08:16:33 AM
Oh, and to my knowledge Tailenders has nothing to do with Redline.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 04, 2011, 03:35:28 PM
HSOTD was awesome.  I saw the unedited version.


Blood-C is good but edited.  I might actually watch it again just for the gory deaths when it comes out on dvd.

The more I watch the more I wonder if it is actually edited, as their is still quite a bit of gratuitous fanservice ... but there have been plenty of points where I felt like something more was supposed to be show that wasn't, so probably.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 04, 2011, 04:52:58 PM
Oh wait you mean like shit was completely edited out, not censored. 

Hmmm then I don't know maybe I saw the edited version too, I'm not sure.

I just mean there were no big bars of light like on Blood-C and Manyuu.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 04, 2011, 09:59:57 PM
Oh wait you mean like shit was completely edited out, not censored. 

Hmmm then I don't know maybe I saw the edited version too, I'm not sure.

I just mean there were no big bars of light like on Blood-C and Manyuu.

There was nothing like that, but there also didn't seem to be anything that needed it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 05, 2011, 10:13:07 PM
I started watching Full Metal Panic. I guess it's alright so far.

I really came her to mention that I fucking hate previews in anime. They are always obnoxious. Why the fuck does that need to be on a DVD anyway? What the fuck?

There are some exceptions where it is actually content, but typically it just gets on my fucking nerves.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 05, 2011, 10:26:29 PM
Skip 'em.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 06, 2011, 12:20:34 PM
I tend to like previews but what I really hate are the forced previews where you can't skip them.  It's really infuriating when it's on something I've bought.  2nd place is previews for other shit on your dvd as an EXTRA and there are little or no other extras (that might actually, you know, be legitimate extras).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 06, 2011, 01:36:58 PM
Yeah forcing us to watch previews on dvds is bullshit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 06, 2011, 03:45:19 PM
Oh, you guys don't know what I mean.

I mean the previews on series, after the credits. It was cool on High School of the Dead because there was a little bit that wasn't always in the next episode and then rapid flashes of scenes and noises for the next episode.

In Full Metal Panic it's just the girl talking over shit and spoiling too much.

Yes I can just stop the video or skip past them, and I usually do, but I still find them annoying.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 06, 2011, 03:50:25 PM
Those previews are part of the show. If they cut them out, you'd have an even more vocal group of people whining to put them back in.

"Where the fuck are the previews? These DVDs have been edited! Ragrgagragaaargagagaaaa!"
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 06, 2011, 03:54:49 PM
Those previews are part of the show. If they cut them out, you'd have an even more vocal group of people whining to put them back in.

"Where the fuck are the previews? These DVDs have been edited! Ragrgagragaaargagagaaaa!"

Yeah ... but ... it's a DVD (or Netflix or Hulu or Crunchyroll) ... you can just watch the next episode instead of teasing and/or spoiling the next episode that you're just going to watch anyway.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 06, 2011, 04:01:46 PM
But you don't have to watch the preview! It's only there if you want it!

This is nothing new. Anime has had next episode previews for as long as I can remember. I don't watch them, because you're absolutely right, a lot of the time they give away a lot of surprising, cool shit!

I mean, you know these shows are originally made for television and broadcast on a weekly basis. Previews on DVDs and streaming sites and wherever else are merely a vestigial part of a previous incarnation.

Skip 'em.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 06, 2011, 07:48:18 PM
I get why they keep them on the Internet streams, especially the ones that are just broadcast recordings.

I don't get it on DVDs, unless the preview is remarkable in some way.

Another good example is the previews on Arrested Development. They weren't real.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 06, 2011, 08:12:29 PM
Anime...heck, most shows preview their next episode. It's part of the show...in fact, the previews for Evangelion are more or less an iconic part of the series. Just hit the skip chapter as soon as you see credits and hit it until a new episode starts.

As for those advertisements that start your disc and won't let you skip, after you put the disc in and it starts spinning up, hit stop and then menu on the remote. It generally goes straight to the menu at that point.

And I liked Full Metal Panic. The first season is a bit awkward, but it got pretty enjoyable halfway through, once the farce of Sousuke trying to be incognito in school was over and it focused more on killing terrorists. Then it balanced out better. Second season (FUMOFFU) was totally awesome...it took the first season and make the whole thing a comedy. Third season was good, but it took the first season and made it totally serious and dark, and I felt it went too far in this direction. But the second and third were both better than the first, with two being the best.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 06, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
I will look forward to all of this.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 06, 2011, 09:05:31 PM
On anime previews, I don't mind them part of the time when they are done in a comedic, vague, or otherwise unconventional way that yields no real spoilers.  Escaflowne did this well enough I feel with just the whole "Escaflowne"-bit, the music, and snippets of scenes and dialogue.  I also like Kyo Kara Maoh Season 1 where it's in a tiny box and the guy's just blabbering on over it.  But as for the shows where they tell you the whole fuckin' story and ruin upcoming scenes or twists, yeah, I don't like those either.  I guess the idea is so few things aren't based on a manga or book or whatever that the public already knows what's happening next and are being given a heads up.  Once I realize what type a series has, I usually fast forward if it's the latter and I'm not looking to be spoiled at that time.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 06, 2011, 09:36:40 PM
I remember on Excel Saga, Excel would pop up in a little bubble set against a fake 20th Century Fox logo and spew out the next episode's plot summary so rapidly that it was practically unintelligible.

Those were okay.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 06, 2011, 10:12:05 PM
I remember on Excel Saga, Excel would pop up in a little bubble set against a fake 20th Century Fox logo and spew out the next episode's plot summary so rapidly that it was practically unintelligible.

Those were okay.

That's the sort of thing I like, yes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Oct 07, 2011, 09:30:23 AM
I was really fucking pissed that my Sailor Moon S and SuperS DVDs didn't have the next episode previews.  Oh well at least I have my subbed VHS tapes, laser dics and region 2 DVDs that have them.  But if it wasn't for that I'd be really pissed!

But yeah, it's part of the show.  If I haven't seen the show before I ignore them, but if I have them I watch them.

I also hate when they cut out the opening credits.  Sometimes they'll have like 7 episodes on a disc so they put the opening credits, then all the episodes together, then one set of closing credits.  Well different episodes have different credits, assholes!  Maybe I want to watch different characters.

Or for Sailor Moon S they had changing intros throughout the series where new characters were added as they showed up.  The original intro has very little going on, but by the end we have ChibiUsa and a bunch of others pop up all over.  The placements of the changes, sometimes with groupings of characters who appear in close enough episodes, sometimes when you know they're in it, sometimes when you don't, is very historically interesting when considered in the context of what people knew when this show first aired.  Then the North American DVDs just put one intro for the whole season.  Fuck those guys.  Fuck them in their asses.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 07, 2011, 07:07:28 PM
laser dics

It needed pointing out.

I just started rewatching Excel Saga. It's...not as good as I remember, but I'm still watching, so there.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 07, 2011, 07:36:10 PM
Sailor Moon

What's the deal with the US rights for that?  Who has them now?  Anyone?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 07, 2011, 07:36:50 PM
laser dics

It needed pointing out.

Ha, laser pointer.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 07, 2011, 11:26:23 PM
I just started rewatching Excel Saga. It's...not as good as I remember.

I think this statement probably applies to most anime.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 08, 2011, 09:44:14 PM
Actually, most anything.  I remember seeing Heathcliff on Netflix.  "Oh, I loved that stupid orange cat!"  I shut it off after, like, two minutes.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 08, 2011, 10:17:50 PM
I just started rewatching Excel Saga. It's...not as good as I remember.

I think this statement probably applies to most anime.
I agree, but I'll echo Beck on this one: most stuff isn't as good the second time around. It's like leftovers for dinner.

But with Excel Saga, I think it has to do with the fact that I'm just not into anime like I was at the time I saw it. It's like I see but don't observe, to quote Sherlock Holmes...I'm more interested in just relaxing and playing it through than actually getting into it. ES is not one you can casually watch, given that I can't understand anything without the vid notes. That makes it take forever to watch and requires more of me, whereas not having it is just weird.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 09, 2011, 10:29:05 PM
I watched Eight Clouds Rising.  It's a 14-year-old OVA with two episodes and nothing more.  Which is a shame because I thought it was really good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 09, 2011, 10:31:14 PM
I'm watching violence jack.

A really old 2 ep ova too, it kind of reminds of fist, but shittier.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Oct 11, 2011, 07:57:15 AM
Sailor Moon

What's the deal with the US rights for that?  Who has them now?  Anyone?
No one right now.  The series is playing again in other countries, so I think if there was a serious buyer it could actually be rereleased now, but I don't think anyone's biting.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 11, 2011, 12:22:08 PM
That's insanity.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 12, 2011, 12:39:22 AM
I watched some of Night Raid 1931.  Loved the setting but Greg Ayres voice was really ill-suited to it.  Also, it was kinda dull, probably because people are doing all kinds of shit and I have no worldly idea why.  Later found out the episode I watched was just a prologue episode, but I don't think I'll give this one another shot.  Pass.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 12, 2011, 02:47:39 AM
Ive been meaning to watch an ep of that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 12, 2011, 06:14:30 PM
I find Greg Ayres' voice really ill-suited to most roles he's played, unless it's that of a whiny bitch.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 12, 2011, 11:55:26 PM
:lmao:  I thought he was okay as one of the Hitachin twins in Ouran.  His Son Goku from Saiyuki gets a pass, too, but that character sorta IS a whiny bitch.  But I think the number of roles he should be playing greatly dwarf the number he's actually casted in.

I watched this thing called Tears to Tiara.  I thought the first ep was pretty good.  But then I saw more episodes and it kinda gets dumber imo.  The main dude apparently is going to get a loli harem (YAWN), it injects more comedy into the plot (most of it falls flat), and skips important parts (like the main dude becoming chief of the tribe and not one fuck is given that day, huh?)... among other things.  I don't think I'll be sticking with it if it continues getting progressively stupid like this, but I'm going to give it another ep or two.  If it plateaus, I could stand to see the end since the story moves at good pace.  Also, the secondary male character is played by Chris Ayres, older brother to Greg, whose voice is equally irritating AND he's trying to do some kind of accent at the same time.  EGAD.  Awful.  In fact, several characters had weird inconsistent accents.  I don't know why they bothered to tell you the truth.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 13, 2011, 02:43:54 AM
He was good in host club.  Is he the little whiny guy in Baccano too?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 13, 2011, 08:19:17 PM
I've been meaning to see that but never quite get around to it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Oct 17, 2011, 08:13:24 AM
So there's a Blade anime!  So I downloaded all of that, now I have to figure out how to watch this damned thing on my PS3.  Removeable subs are cool and all but I want something I don't have to watch on my fucking computer, thanks.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 17, 2011, 07:00:49 PM
You could hardcode the subs using XviD4PSP, which is pretty simple but takes a while. I recommend streaming it from your computer using Playstation Media Server, particularly if you have a wired connection between the computer and PS3. It's much quicker, and you can set it to display subs. It also preserves the (usually) nice formatting from Advanced SSA subtitling used in most fansubs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Oct 18, 2011, 07:51:17 AM
I'm not sure if I have a good media server option for Mac.

I can get the file to play without having to reencode, but no subs, so really all I need now is to be able to add the subs.  I think I had a program that did it a while back but it wasn't free and ... I don't think I ever paid for it.  My preference is to not reencode because of quality loss, but for something that's already SD it's not the end of the world.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 18, 2011, 06:20:32 PM
Hey, that new Last Exile started. Anyone watch it yet?

I've got it. I predict it will be skimmed and promptly baleeted.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 18, 2011, 07:41:17 PM
I'm not sure if I have a good media server option for Mac.

The one I mentioned, Playstation Media Server (http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/detail?name=pms-macosx-1.40.0.dmg&can=2&q=) (PMS for short :P), is available for Mac. But only Intel-powered Macs.

I can get the file to play without having to reencode, but no subs, so really all I need now is to be able to add the subs.  I think I had a program that did it a while back but it wasn't free and ... I don't think I ever paid for it.  My preference is to not reencode because of quality loss, but for something that's already SD it's not the end of the world.

You would think the PS3--"it only does everything!" :nono:--would be able to play MKVs and handle SSA/ASS subtitling natively. But for re-encoding with hard-coded subs on Mac, I've read good things about FFMPEGX...another free program.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 18, 2011, 08:52:13 PM
waiting for the dub of last exile
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 18, 2011, 10:38:32 PM
Psssh. Why don't you just wait until some alien race enslaves humanity and rerecords the audio in their native tongue.

"I's waitins fer the duuuuuurrrb herpa-dee derp!"

:happy:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 19, 2011, 02:06:42 AM
I think I will because their language is 1/1000000th more clearer than our own and totally worth waiting for!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 19, 2011, 11:41:44 AM
waiting for the dub of last exile

It's been dubbed for awhile now. That's how I watched it on Netflix, I am sure of it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Oct 19, 2011, 12:38:27 PM
The one I mentioned, Playstation Media Server (http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/detail?name=pms-macosx-1.40.0.dmg&can=2&q=) (PMS for short :P), is available for Mac. But only Intel-powered Macs.
Awesome, thanks.  I'll try it out.  I don't really want to put a ton of effort into just watching a 13 episode series so hopefully that works.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 19, 2011, 02:03:32 PM
waiting for the dub of last exile

It's been dubbed for awhile now. That's how I watched it on Netflix, I am sure of it.

We be talkin bouts the new Last Exile, son!

http://www.animax-asia.com/shows/lastexile
http://www.lastexile-fam.com/

And after watching that little promo I'm even less inclined to bother checking out the show.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Oct 19, 2011, 02:47:18 PM
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTT!?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Oct 20, 2011, 12:33:32 AM
I started Blade of the Immortal.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 28, 2011, 12:42:40 AM
Robotech

Although I only got the Macross Saga. They had the whole thing on sale for 12 bucks at Wal-Mart. The credits are slightly different then the old Robotech show. They cut out all the Southern Cross and Next Gen. stuff uses the whole Macross opening credits. The rest of show is pretty much just like I remember it from when I was a kid.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 28, 2011, 02:00:41 AM
started guilty crown, it looks like more sacred 7 type tripe.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Oct 28, 2011, 05:12:02 AM
What's Gainax up to these days and why haven't they made anything as great as FLCL?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 28, 2011, 08:11:22 AM
Gurren Lagann? Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt? The Evangelion movies? All way since Fooly Cooly.

Rama, is that set you picked up actually Robotech or the redubbed Macross that came out not too long ago? They were both based on the Animego-restored Macross masters, which would explain why the credits are different.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Oct 29, 2011, 11:39:48 AM
yeah, all of that was mostly shit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Oct 29, 2011, 03:05:49 PM
Hahaha... I had pretty much word-for-word the first part of Shwiggie's response typed out and ready to post, but then I thought, "toe knows about all this, he's just making a point about how he didn't like any of it."

Looks like Gainax's most recent TV anime is something called Dantalian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystic_Archives_of_Dantalian). I haven't seen it.

http://dantalian.tv/
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 29, 2011, 03:07:52 PM
Well, toe's like tap water. No taste.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Oct 30, 2011, 12:03:26 AM
Dantalian was ok.  It's headed towards rozen maiden though, but in a good way.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Oct 30, 2011, 12:46:36 AM
Rama, is that set you picked up actually Robotech or the redubbed Macross that came out not too long ago? They were both based on the Animego-restored Macross masters, which would explain why the credits are different.

I'll be honest, I don't know. It is remastered and it does show some stuff that was edited out of the American show like a shot of Minmay's ass and a skin poster on Roy's wall. But it has the Harmony Gold logos all over it, the same dub, and even has the Robotech bumpers. So I don't know. It was released by A&E Video.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Oct 30, 2011, 02:47:44 PM
Must be Robotech. I got the Legacy collection, but it was pre-re-mastering, so I never rebought it out of spite.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: blanktoe on Nov 01, 2011, 03:16:27 PM
I finally watched the first two dubbed episodes of the X-men anime. It's really good so far. Maybe even better than Wolverine and the X-men.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 01, 2011, 05:37:48 PM
Maybe even better than Wolverine and the X-men.

Yeah, that's not real hard to beat.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 06, 2011, 10:50:42 PM
I started watching Fairy Tail.  Don't know if I'll stick with it.  It's amusing enough but I was able to skip two episodes while it was in the midst of a plotline to no real detriment.  Seems like something I could probably wait for Netflix to stream next year or whenever.  And it's going to be released in a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack.  Yay.  Two discs I won't be able to use.  That doesn't exactly make me keen to buy it.

I also saw some shit on Netflix.  I don't remember the names but one was this vampire anime with these badly-drawn bishounen (because you know that's what they were supposed to be except they were badly drawn) and in the first few minutes this dudes whining about sharing his cinnamon roll.  HUH.  Ditched it from the Instant Queue.

Another was something with some redundant-ass title like Heroic Heroes of the Heroic Age or some crap.  This one wasn't bad, but I just found it a little dull and uninteresting.

Also, because I wanted something playing in the background that I wouldn't have too much interest in, I played some Inuyasha on Netflix.  The later shit where I had long since bailed on the series.  In one ep, it was really glaring how uninteresting the main characters are.  There was this plot with Kikyo that was just so much more compelling than any of the repetitive shit the school girl and her doggies were doing.  And the Band of Seven guys really knew how to steal the show.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 07, 2011, 01:34:08 AM
I like Fairy Tail a lot I've seen every ep.
I think it's going to go on forever like One Piece and I'm in on the ground floor baby!

Heroic Heroes of the Heroic Heroicness is regarded as a very good anime, that you only found it a little dull and uninteresting proves that it is in fact one of the best offerings in present times.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 07, 2011, 11:24:07 PM
Quote
I think it's going to go on forever like One Piece and I'm in on the ground floor baby!

That would be horrible.  Seriously, for OP I hope they make, like, One Piece Kai or some shit because there's no way I'm ever sitting through all of that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 07, 2011, 11:37:22 PM
I know I've said this before, but when it comes to long-running shonen series, manga > anime. Always and forever.

But your best bet is simply avoiding long-running shonen series completely.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 08, 2011, 06:10:47 PM
No, my best bet is to do what I do now: find the episodes of interest to me, watch those, and ignore the rest because it's not as if most of that shit matters.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Nov 08, 2011, 09:53:53 PM
Stop watching anime.

Stop it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 09, 2011, 12:11:24 AM
Noooo, joe-kun, y desu?  ^__^
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 14, 2011, 03:14:02 AM
Hajime no ippo

I'm liking it a lot, on ep 9.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 14, 2011, 02:49:06 PM
I saw Rideback.  On a general scale I give it an A.  On a Nuri-scale, a B.  It kinda got "serious business" when I wasn't expecting it to be so that chipped away at my personal enjoyment of it.  I really liked those Ridebacks (the combo robot/motorcyle things the characters ride) and really wanted to see the characters have more fun with those and get into cool races (which doesn't happen because, well, 'serious business').
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Nov 21, 2011, 07:59:08 PM
Having not actually finished Rideback I'm glad it seems to get to "serious bizness" because when I watched the first few episodes it's like "There's a girl who learns how to race motorcycle mechs, and btw some shit's going on in the background that has nothing to do with the main plot." If the entire anime was about racing mechs while the world went to shit and none of the main characters noticed or were affected by it, I'd wonder why they even mentioned it in the anime at all.

:lmao:  I thought he was okay as one of the Hitachin twins in Ouran.  His Son Goku from Saiyuki gets a pass, too, but that character sorta IS a whiny bitch.  But I think the number of roles he should be playing greatly dwarf the number he's actually casted in.

I watched this thing called Tears to Tiara.  I thought the first ep was pretty good.  But then I saw more episodes and it kinda gets dumber imo.  The main dude apparently is going to get a loli harem (YAWN), it injects more comedy into the plot (most of it falls flat), and skips important parts (like the main dude becoming chief of the tribe and not one fuck is given that day, huh?)... among other things.  I don't think I'll be sticking with it if it continues getting progressively stupid like this, but I'm going to give it another ep or two.  If it plateaus, I could stand to see the end since the story moves at good pace.  Also, the secondary male character is played by Chris Ayres, older brother to Greg, whose voice is equally irritating AND he's trying to do some kind of accent at the same time.  EGAD.  Awful.  In fact, several characters had weird inconsistent accents.  I don't know why they bothered to tell you the truth.
His harem anime is his younger sisters, I think. Makes it even creepier. In any case I think the boy's supposed to be King Arthur or some shit. I don't know if you finished it but I personally found the entire series bland and stupid.


I went to an anime convention at the beginning of the month. Dressed as Lupin III. Had a pretty good time.

During the con my college's anime club president texted me to say he was resigning, but we kinda saw that coming a long time ago as he never showed up for club most of the time anyway.
And this is a good thing, as when he did run the club he only showed new anime. And 90% of the time only showed harem anime (Including all of Tiara, which he loved but I say really sucked assnipples). And that's why people left the club, because he'd play shit anime. So now I'm trying to take some control of the club and make it better, but the guy running it now likes to play shit on streaming anime sites so we watch a lot of low-res grainy shit with ads.

But we are watching some better shit though.
Fate Zero - Prequel to Fate Stay Night, and looks pretty good.
Star Driver - Great stuff but the premise is starting to get old fast.
Baccano - Just started it and looks good so far.
Ben-to - People fight over discount bento boxes at grocery stores. Somewhat interesting.

I personally have a long list of anime I want to get around to finishing, including Rideback, and Caanan. I was last watching Kemeko DX but stopped that a while ago and forgot to restart it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Nov 21, 2011, 11:59:16 PM
Re: Tiara, I had ended up skipping to the last episode, watched that, and then told the series to go fuck itself.  It stays dull.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 25, 2011, 06:04:30 PM
I like Bento and Baccano is great.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Nov 30, 2011, 12:54:10 AM
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Dec 03, 2011, 09:18:56 PM
Space Thunder Kids


Wow....just...wow. I mean...hmmmmmmm.....I guess....no, no, no. Well there just aren't words I guess.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Dec 05, 2011, 12:24:30 AM
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Dec 13, 2011, 12:03:31 AM
I saw the movie Sword of the Stranger.  Pretty good.  I was left wanting more but would probably prefer a prequel on No Name rather than any sort of sequel.  What IS that thing the kid's holding anyway?  It makes me laugh.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 03, 2012, 12:41:51 AM
I'm rewatching Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 16, 2012, 08:56:26 PM
Redline blu-ray hits tomorrow.

Watch it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 18, 2012, 12:55:12 AM
I actually watched the beginning on Youtube last night up to the point where he's on that trashy-ass moon/planetoid or what-have-you and really didn't care for it.  It wasn't for me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jan 18, 2012, 01:48:57 AM
:raiseeyebrow:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 18, 2012, 10:27:38 PM
It wasn't for me.

You don't have to care for it to watch it. Besides, you hate everything.

Saying you watched something as magnificent as Redline on Youtube is like saying you ate a world-class steak from Lean Cuisine.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jan 19, 2012, 03:13:38 PM
Redline just isn't as good gargoyles guys!

DEAL WITH IT!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 19, 2012, 05:47:50 PM
I can't believe you ppl are having these kind of reactions to the fact that I didn't like your precious Redline.  (Not even "hate", btw.)  What does it matter to you if I don't like it?  Do you enjoy it less or something?  Would you rather I lied to you?  "Tee hee!  Redline was magnificent!  :)"  Here, I'll post on it further and you can cry some more:

I thought it was generally ugly-looking as far as designs go.  Characters and all.
I dug the color palette.
I liked Sonoshee.  What little I saw of her anyway.
The story bored me.  In fact, the main character guy looked as bored half the time as I felt.
I don't want to see characters doing gross shit like wiping coke on his teeth or whatever the fuck that was.  Gross.  Don't want it.
The animation was weird in a way that almost made me nauseous.  I appreciate it's differences but that's the limit.
I quit the movie but picked up the OST afterwards because I kinda liked the music.
And I DO have to care to watch something.  If I can't care at all, then there's no point in watching it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jan 19, 2012, 06:06:57 PM
JP isn't bored he is lackadaisical and maybe a bit burned out, but deep down still passionate.

You didn't get to the good part of the story and the plot isn't super complex, it doesn't need to be either. 

How do you know wiping coke on your teeth isn't fun?

Animation style is a legit grudge.  Some other people said that too, but it's just different.

If you watched further you would care I don't know how you can't care about this portrait of the human experience.  Plus there is more sonoshee the further you go.


At the end of the movie I masturbated and shouted "Now THAT'S pod racing!" at the top of my lungs.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 19, 2012, 06:10:52 PM
I'd rather look for more Sonoshee without the baggage of the rest of the movie.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 19, 2012, 09:48:42 PM
I can't believe you ppl are having these kind of reactions to the fact that I didn't like your precious Redline.  (Not even "hate", btw.)  What does it matter to you if I don't like it?  Do you enjoy it less or something?  Would you rather I lied to you?  "Tee hee!  Redline was magnificent!  "  Here, I'll post on it further and you can cry some more:
Anime: it's serious business 8) Besides, I'm not the one who posted an 11-line rebuttal!

But as I seemed to irritate you more than intended, I'll respond in kind...and more kindly.

I thought it was generally ugly-looking as far as designs go.  Characters and all.
Aliens are generally going to be ugly. I appreciated that they didn't go totally stereotypical anime-style on this movie, as anime itself is sort of passé these days.

I dug the color palette.
Agreed. It was different. But good different.

I liked Sonoshee.  What little I saw of her anyway.
Don't know how you based this on fifteen or so minutes of viewing, but anyway. While it was really JP's story, I'd have liked to have seen more of her and her backstory, too. Admittedly, I felt we saw a tad too much of her later on...while a titty-flash is simple anime fan service, for a flick specifically designed by its director to appeal to American viewers, such a scene diminishes the potential audience. It doesn't matter how totally casual it was.

The story bored me.  In fact, the main character guy looked as bored half the time as I felt.
JP is a laid-back goof who gets off on racing. He shows more passion down the line.

I don't want to see characters doing gross shit like wiping coke on his teeth or whatever the fuck that was.  Gross.  Don't want it.
Eh, mobsters do gross stuff. It's hardly the grossest thing I saw in the movie (the spaghetti worms were more gross to me...and to Sonoshee :D).

The animation was weird in a way that almost made me nauseous.  I appreciate it's differences but that's the limit.
Good thing you stopped when you did, because the Redline race was far more epic in this regard. The hurried feeling the animation conveyed was one reason I found it so great, particularly in HD and surround sound. I found everything going on visually to be exhilarating.

I quit the movie but picked up the OST afterwards because I kinda liked the music.
Good move...the score really fit the flick.

And I DO have to care to watch something.  If I can't care at all, then there's no point in watching it.
I definitely know how that is...I just wanted to give you a hard time for it. I don't even bother watching most stuff people recommend to me.

Hey, it's the first time I've been here in a few months. Shit needed stirring ;)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Jan 20, 2012, 01:37:53 AM
Quotepocalypse

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jan 20, 2012, 02:51:56 AM
Never heard of that. Is it like Read or Die?

Anime fans are pretty sensitive about their tastes, don't you know.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 20, 2012, 05:06:37 PM
My problem is that I have very lenient and hit-or-miss taste in the stuff. I'll watch critically acclaimed stuff and hate it, yet take the most God-awful horrible shit and find something to like in it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 24, 2012, 07:57:50 PM
Quotepocalypse

Ho ho, just wait until you get the extended version in 22 years.

My problem is that I have very lenient and hit-or-miss taste in the stuff. I'll watch critically acclaimed stuff and hate it, yet take the most God-awful horrible shit and find something to like in it.

Same here.  I don't see that as a problem really.  I realize why people loved Totoro and Ponyo.  They have well deserved percentages at Rotten Tomatoes.  But SNNNNNORE.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 24, 2012, 07:59:30 PM
Never heard of that. Is it like Read or Die?

Just what is that about anyway?  I remember some movie had aired on TV once and I just had it on in the background while I did shit but wasn't too interested.  It looked bleh.  I remember Bernie was ribbing Crispy-Crunch Freeman's weird British-or-whatever accent in that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 24, 2012, 10:03:01 PM
I liked the ROD OVA and TV series. Neither one made much sense, but they were fun and had their own unique style about them. I hated what they did in the TV series to the boob machine from the OVA, though.

ROD the OVA (came first by several years) was about a nerdy bookish chick who had powet over paper to fight weirdos based on allegedly historically famous characters (I'd heard of one, IIRC) for some secret English bunch (think librarians from MI6) that had this chick with huge tits who phased through stuff and a commando dude with the powet to fire automatic weapons.

ROD the TV was about three sisters with paper powers, a ditz with boobs, a serious middle sister and a little feisty one. They go on adventures that begin to cross over with the OVA characters about half-way through. I don't remember that much about it, honestly.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jan 24, 2012, 10:11:23 PM
I think I watched the OVA. Was there a hot librarian chick and the parting of a large body of water?

I remember thinking it was awesome, but not having a fucking clue what I was watching.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jan 25, 2012, 02:55:08 AM
I think the title "Read or Die" is a lot more ominous and cool-sounding than the actual content of the show.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jan 25, 2012, 07:46:11 PM
Been watching Star Driver. Was getting tired of the "Monster of the week" episode format, but then around episode 15-16 they actually started getting some sort of a plot. Also, something major and somewhat traumatic happens to the two redhead twins that made me feel real sorry for them... I say no more.

And after seeing the first three episodes of Baccano I am confused as fuck. I'm not exactly liking this show because they tend to have multiple story lines going on at the same time that connect in some way, and they switch between them randomly. So it will be 1932, then 1930, then 1931, then 1933, and back again, ect. It's hard to keep track of characters because there's so many of them and with the timelines switching all the time it's hard to know exactly what the fuck is going on besides that there's a bunch of immortals, all with different factions/gangs/groups of criminals.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 25, 2012, 09:28:53 PM
I've got but not yet seen Baccano because I picked it up before I realized it was one of those weird-ass mindjob shows that actually requires you to pay attention to figure it out. Despite my abiding love for Evangelion, I'm tired of those types. I want brainless, fun stuff that I can forget after a short layover.

It took a couple episodes of Haganai for me to get into it, but it's struck that nerve. When I find something to laugh about in every episode that's not derogatory toward the production but actually something funny, that's a little bit remarkable. The nutty thing is that it's the little sisters that tend to kill me.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jan 26, 2012, 03:12:09 AM
I watched Redline last night.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jan 26, 2012, 06:04:07 PM
I've got but not yet seen Baccano because I picked it up before I realized it was one of those weird-ass mindjob shows that actually requires you to pay attention to figure it out. Despite my abiding love for Evangelion, I'm tired of those types. I want brainless, fun stuff that I can forget after a short layover.

Yeah, Baccano's been on Netflix Streaming but I've been conflicted about even starting it for that very reason.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Jan 27, 2012, 06:49:34 AM
Baccano is fun just pay attention to the time skips and you'll enjoy it.


Watched Redline with 20 yr old.  She loved it.  Then I loved her...physically.
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Post by: joerammstein on Jan 27, 2012, 01:29:51 PM
Incredible.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jan 27, 2012, 08:46:13 PM
(http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1101.0;attach=4828)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Feb 02, 2012, 03:58:34 PM
There's a sort of Anime festival the saturday after next. And they just announced that they'll be having two GOHs: Crispin Freeman and Fred Ghallager. Yes, Crispin fucking Freeman and Fred Fucking Ghallager.

I could give two shits about Ghallager, because I didn't really like Megatokyo, but about half the weaboo girls on Facebook are besides themselves with joy and trying to figure out what Hellsing product they should have Crispin sign. I have to admit I think it's awesome such a famous voice actor is coming to such a tiny anime event that probably won't even have 500 people at it. Now I have to figure out what to buy to get him to sign.
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Post by: B E C K on Feb 02, 2012, 04:34:09 PM
Ha, I had to google who that other non-Freeman person was.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 02, 2012, 09:55:15 PM
half the weaboo girls on Facebook are besides themselves with joy and trying to figure out what Hellsing product they should have Crispin sign.
What do you expect, the dude has played Alucard, and he looks like a Twilight character. That said, I'd list him among the top dub VAs. It's said that he's a good guest on the convention circuit, so it should be worth going.

I've never read Megatokyo though.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Feb 20, 2012, 05:00:50 PM
And Crispin Freeman turned out to be a bit of a douche. Incredibly smart, but a bit of a cocky smartass. And that hair. He looks like a cross between Grace Topher and a former NSync member. Who does their hair like that?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Feb 21, 2012, 09:46:46 AM
The Blade anime is pretty good.  It's interesting to see Japanese vampires, they're all about being kind of zombie like and the glowing eyes.  They also keep putting in weird animal vapires like birds with long necks.  Weird...

Anyway the shit with Blade is cool.  His origin story and all that.

Then last night I was an episode named "Day Walker and Mutant".  They have a lot of engineered vampires so I figured that's what it's about.

Then this slim guy with spikey hair shows up and I'm thinking I've seen this guy before... oh wait, his name is Logan?

It's fucking Wolverine... in Blade... dropping refereces to his stupid ass anime show that sucks.  That really ruined the whole tone of the world for me having that kind of crossover.  Blade shouldn't interact with the rest of the Marvel universe.  It cheapens the whole thing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Feb 21, 2012, 10:00:44 AM
Well, those shows were all part of the same Japanese Marvel initiative. I wouldn't be surprised if Iron Mang and the X-Men team up with Blade at some point.

It's not like it would be inauthentic to the comics. Everyone mows everyone else's grass these days, there's no separation. It's kind of what I've grown to loathe about most superhero stuff.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Feb 21, 2012, 07:05:03 PM
The Blade anime is pretty good.  It's interesting to see Japanese vampires, they're all about being kind of zombie like and the glowing eyes.  They also keep putting in weird animal vapires like birds with long necks.  Weird...

Anyway the shit with Blade is cool.  His origin story and all that.

Then last night I was an episode named "Day Walker and Mutant".  They have a lot of engineered vampires so I figured that's what it's about.

Then this slim guy with spikey hair shows up and I'm thinking I've seen this guy before... oh wait, his name is Logan?

It's fucking Wolverine... in Blade... dropping refereces to his stupid ass anime show that sucks.  That really ruined the whole tone of the world for me having that kind of crossover.  Blade shouldn't interact with the rest of the Marvel universe.  It cheapens the whole thing.

I'm interesting in seeing this but gah on the Wolverine thing.  I remember when he used to be cool and I've just gotten sick of him as the years have worn on.  Like a visiting relative that doesn't know when to leave.
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Post by: B E C K on Feb 21, 2012, 07:06:39 PM
And Crispin Freeman turned out to be a bit of a douche. Incredibly smart, but a bit of a cocky smartass. And that hair. He looks like a cross between Grace Topher and a former NSync member. Who does their hair like that?

I remember the exact time I realized the guy was a d-bag but it was so long ago that I don't have the link to youtube vid that made me just ::)  His voice is kinda douchey too in retrospect.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Feb 22, 2012, 07:26:29 AM
It's not like it would be inauthentic to the comics. Everyone mows everyone else's grass these days, there's no separation. It's kind of what I've grown to loathe about most superhero stuff.
Blade is at it's worst in comics form as far as I'm concerned.  And the Marvel universe is a total joke.  Blade is published by Marvel, but his existence alongside other Marvel superhoroes just cheapens the whole story.  Doing this kind of crossover is just stupid.  It's like when you have Superman show up in Batman.  Batman is a very realistic character with normal human powers who fights slightly stronger than average villans... then you drop him in the DC universe and it's stupid.

Marvel and DC comics are stupid.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Feb 22, 2012, 04:02:24 PM
Well, yeah. Did you know that DC stands for Detective Comics?

Detective Comics comics. And on a monthly basis, Detective Comics releases a comic called Detective Comics. It's never not about Batman.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Feb 22, 2012, 11:07:11 PM
Robotech: The Macross Saga...again. Watching this cause I got The Masters, and New Generations on DVD for a good deal and am trying to catch up before they get here in the mail. Even though I know these three series don't really have anything to do with each other. =P
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Feb 23, 2012, 08:19:36 AM
Detective Comics comics. And on a monthly basis, Detective Comics releases a comic called Detective Comics. It's never not about Batman.
That's some SIN number, PIN number shit right there.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Feb 23, 2012, 11:26:29 PM
Finished Robotech: Macross. I really like this series except that they do this weird..."Well story is over, but we are gonna do ten more episodes anyway." I mean the thing is over at Episode 26. Rick says goodbye to Minmay....Then he goes off and fights the big final battle then he goes and gets Lisa and they ride off into the sunset. THE END...but noooooooo...then we flash forward two years to like 9 of the most depressing episodes I've ever seen. And hardly any cool space battles to break it up. They should have worked in those plot points before episode 26 instead of after it. It would be like if in SW after Luke blew up the Death Star, we get to see them digging out the base on Hoth while Luke sits around and whines about Obi-Wan being dead and how he can't get into Leia's pants for another 30 mins.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 24, 2012, 09:38:21 PM
Macross is preferable to me if for no other reason than it leads one closer to Do You Remember Love, the greatest anime ever made. Sadly, it's not available domestically, so that means fansub, but thankfully there is a Bluray remastered version floating about.

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Feb 25, 2012, 01:14:33 AM
Yeah I really want to see that...but without the same VA cast from Robotech it would seem werid to me.  But I've heard that it is really good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 25, 2012, 02:37:08 PM
Mari Iijima reprises her role as Minmay. While it was weird hearing her in English, it worked for me.

Vic Mignogna (Magnolia? Bologna? I can't say it) played Hikaru/Rick, though. I figure that'll put someone here in a conniption.

I wish to God a proper English version of DYRL could ever be made.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: IDE on Feb 26, 2012, 09:34:28 PM
It's Min-Yoh-Nah

I met him he's not as bad as INTERNET says, actually seemed pretty nice.
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Post by: B E C K on Feb 27, 2012, 12:57:23 AM
It's Min-Yoh-Nah

I met him he's not as bad as INTERNET says, actually seemed pretty nice.

This sounds like an appropriate assessment from you assuming the rumors are true. :D
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Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Feb 27, 2012, 08:59:27 AM
I met Vic Mignogna at Otakon a while back and he was a pretty nice guy.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 27, 2012, 05:51:24 PM
I've always heard that. I just know that some here can't stand him. I think he's overused and sounds exactly the same in everything I've heard him in, but in general I think he does pretty good work. His Hikaru was hard to take for me, since I was used to the Japanese VA, but it's not like he did a bad job.
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Post by: joerammstein on Feb 27, 2012, 09:25:02 PM
Who exactly doesn't like him? Because all I've heard so far is, "He's supposedly shit, but I love the guy!"
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 28, 2012, 06:31:32 PM
I thought Beck hated him.
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Post by: joerammstein on Feb 28, 2012, 09:53:54 PM
She hates him as a person, or as a voice actor?
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Post by: Rama on Feb 28, 2012, 10:35:47 PM
Can't it be both?
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Post by: joerammstein on Feb 28, 2012, 11:06:12 PM
Wait.

Wasn't it Faye that was on the warpath over some anime dude who fucks his underage fans at conventions?

Is this that guy?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Feb 28, 2012, 11:32:02 PM
That's right, it was Faye. How could I confuse the two?

And, yes, that was her reason. I have a hard time believing it, though.
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Post by: Rama on Feb 29, 2012, 01:06:01 PM
Robotech: The Masters aka Southern Cross

I'm only like 5 episodes into this and this thing is boring as hell. Not even the shock of two boob shots that I wasn't expecting could shake me out of my boredom on this one. I don't like Dana...and I'm finding it hard to believe she is Max and Miriya's kid. Both Nova and Crystal would be more convincing as their child. Nova looks the part and Crystal acts the part.

I'm just forcing myself through this one to get to the New Generation...and plus I bought it, so I might as well watch it. I remember this being my least favorite of the three stories when I was 6 or 7, don't remember when I saw this first, and again at 13-14 when Sci-Fi channel aired these, and now again at 32 when I bought them on DVD.
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Post by: IDE on Mar 01, 2012, 04:21:56 AM
I doubt the guy would throw away his acting career to fuck some underage cooz.

Is cooz with a s or a z? or a ze maybe?
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 01, 2012, 08:41:54 PM
Robotech: The Masters aka Southern Cross

This was, by far, my least favorite "saga" of the Robotech triumvirate. The mecha designs were blah, the characters were difficult to cheer for, and virtually nothing happened that amounted to anything. If you're watching it to get to the Invid saga, I wouldn't bother. The only thing it contributes to the overarching story is explaining the Invid and how they were there at the start of the New Generation. One could say that the pupil pistol concept from Southern Cross comes up again, IIRC, in Guld's YF-21 from Macross Plus, but that's probably a stretch.

BTW, if you've never watched it, Macross Plus is a GREAT show. Despite being set and fitting neatly within the Macross universe, it has the added benefit of being stand-alone. While the OVA version has more material, the movie version is better, so I recommend it instead. Come to think of it, I haven't watched this one in a while....
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Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Mar 02, 2012, 02:04:02 PM
Wasn't it Faye that was on the warpath over some anime dude who fucks his underage fans at conventions?
I need to get into voice acting.
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Post by: Rama on Mar 02, 2012, 03:50:27 PM
Robotech: The Masters aka Southern Cross

This was, by far, my least favorite "saga" of the Robotech triumvirate. The mecha designs were blah, the characters were difficult to cheer for, and virtually nothing happened that amounted to anything. If you're watching it to get to the Invid saga, I wouldn't bother. The only thing it contributes to the overarching story is explaining the Invid and how they were there at the start of the New Generation. One could say that the pupil pistol concept from Southern Cross comes up again, IIRC, in Guld's YF-21 from Macross Plus, but that's probably a stretch.

BTW, if you've never watched it, Macross Plus is a GREAT show. Despite being set and fitting neatly within the Macross universe, it has the added benefit of being stand-alone. While the OVA version has more material, the movie version is better, so I recommend it instead. Come to think of it, I haven't watched this one in a while....

Oh yeah I know. I mean I could sum up everything that happened in The Master that played into New Generation in one sentence. I've seen all of Robotech before, but this is just kinda an OCD type thing. Besides I'm already on the New Generation which I really, really enjoy.

And  Yeah I was want to see Macross Plus and Macross 7 for that matter. I like the idea of sequels to Macross even though I've never seen any. Kinda wish they have done what Voltron did and go back and order more episodes of the show from the same animation company rather then trying to fit other anime together. (although we did get vehicle Voltron...which did really bad if I remember right. People loved the Lions.) but alas....they didn't.
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Post by: IDE on Mar 02, 2012, 07:03:46 PM
Wasn't it Faye that was on the warpath over some anime dude who fucks his underage fans at conventions?
I need to get into voice acting.

Let's...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AS6OYC/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 02, 2012, 08:09:49 PM
Oh yeah I know. I mean I could sum up everything that happened in The Master that played into New Generation in one sentence. I've seen all of Robotech before, but this is just kinda an OCD type thing. Besides I'm already on the New Generation which I really, really enjoy.

And  Yeah I was want to see Macross Plus and Macross 7 for that matter. I like the idea of sequels to Macross even though I've never seen any. Kinda wish they have done what Voltron did and go back and order more episodes of the show from the same animation company rather then trying to fit other anime together. (although we did get vehicle Voltron...which did really bad if I remember right. People loved the Lions.) but alas....they didn't.

I always heard the vehicle-based show was better. But I wasn't ever into Voltron of any stripe, so that's all I've got on the subject.

I've never watched Macross 7...all I know is that it's about Max and Milia's daughter and the band she's in, and that it's somewhat silly but still well regarded. I'm not so sure that I would like it that much, though.

Macross II, however, should be avoided like the plague...it's pure D crap that was relegated to alternate universe status by the masterminds of the franchise.

Macross Plus is wonderful...again, I preferred the movie, but the OVA is easier to find and is also excellent. I wish we could get an HD release of either or both in North America, because I haven't found it online with the excellent English dub.

Macross Zero was much fun (linked to a spoiler-y review of my own devising). (http://bonr.shwiggie.com/index.php?page=15) It's essentially a very pretty prequel to the original Macross series set during the Unification Wars and the reconstruction of the Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. Great show that gets a little preachy from an ecological POV.

The Macross Frontier series was very good, as was the first movie, but I haven't started the second one yet. Character and mecha design was really good, as was the soundtrack and recorded numbers, and the progression was fluid, even if the nature of the enemy was not very clear. It was a bit by the numbers, but I still liked it a lot.

You already know my feelings of Macross: Do You Remember Love. If not, I love it above all other anime. It's a retelling of the original series that is actually viewed in-continuity during Macross 7 as a popular motion picture that commemorates the events of the Space War I.

My ranking of them in terms of personal favorite would be as follows:
DYRL>Plus>Original series>Frontier=Zero>>>>>>>>>>>>>MacII. Since I've not seen Mac7 I didn't list it.

Let's...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AS6OYC/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

I've got something similar, (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Avid+-+M-Audio+Vocal+Studio+Microphone/1053809.p;jsessionid=C0CA0E7F3D295B6C5E362B5B86BEEE48.bbolsp-app05-32?id=1218215101401&skuId=1053809) but I mainly use it for pre-recording radio spots.
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Post by: Rama on Mar 03, 2012, 02:03:39 AM
After talking about Macross Zero I went and  looked it up and I've actually seen parts of that. I think it must have been the movie because it was only on one night on the Sci-Fi channel, but it was a long time ago. Only things I can really remember about it where the AI that infects the SDF and the love triangle with the two pilots.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Mar 03, 2012, 03:29:46 PM
Since each OVA is 35-45 minutes long, and there's four of 'em, it probably was the movie. I saw it originally on Encore Action a dozen or so years ago.
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Post by: Rama on Mar 04, 2012, 01:47:52 AM
Sorry meant Macross Plus...don't know why I said Zero.
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Post by: B E C K on Mar 08, 2012, 06:35:14 PM
That's right, it was Faye. How could I confuse the two?

With a tree full of rum-soaked acorns?
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Post by: joerammstein on Mar 08, 2012, 09:14:13 PM
A new Lupin TV series focusing on Fujiko is starting next month.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-03-07/new-lupin-iii-tv-anime-staff-cast-title-revealed

My fingers are crossed for quality. If the animation is anything like the promotional stills, I will be very happy indeed.
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Post by: B E C K on Mar 11, 2012, 12:54:31 AM
focusing on Fujiko

JOYGASM.
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Post by: joerammstein on Mar 27, 2012, 12:35:33 PM
It looks like it could be really good:

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Post by: joerammstein on Apr 07, 2012, 12:06:41 AM
The first episode was great. I really like the art style, it's got this desaturated, charcoal-shaded thing going on. I'm totally on board for more.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 19, 2012, 06:25:33 PM
That's right, it was Faye. How could I confuse the two?

And, yes, that was her reason. I have a hard time believing it, though.
What? I think he's hot, 8/10 would bang, etc etc. Never seen/heard any of his work , but I've come along a lot of people and threads talking about him and bitching about how he's rude to people, how he only flirts with young girls and do them etc etc. No evidence he fucked a minor though. I guess it's just a case of middle age crisis


Edit:
Btw Nuri, have you ever watched Rumiko Takahashi's "Maison Ikkoku"? There's a channel here that always shows her toons at night. First was Ranma, Inuyasha, also the one with the Oni woman, and now the Maison Ikkoku.  I think it's funny how the characters all look the same in all her mangas, and yet she keeps selling them. THey all have t hesame personalities too, everything. Can't believe she's one of the wealthiest people in Japan
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 19, 2012, 07:02:55 PM
I've seen a little of it and read about equally as little.  It was years ago though.  I was always curious about what happened to the characters in the end but it was probably nothing as usual.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 19, 2012, 07:41:12 PM
BANG!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maison_Ikkoku
Doesn't have much action, mostly romance. Boring but the girl looks exactly like Akane and the boy like Ranma (and the red haired girl like Ranma too)

Btw did you see the Ranma live action movie?
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 19, 2012, 07:47:04 PM
I didn't know there was one.  Was it a train wreck?
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Post by: Fiero on Apr 20, 2012, 04:30:05 PM
That's right, it was Faye. How could I confuse the two?

And, yes, that was her reason. I have a hard time believing it, though.
What? I think he's hot, 8/10 would bang, etc etc. Never seen/heard any of his work , but I've come along a lot of people and threads talking about him and bitching about how he's rude to people, how he only flirts with young girls and do them etc etc. No evidence he fucked a minor though. I guess it's just a case of middle age crisis


Edit:
Btw Nuri, have you ever watched Rumiko Takahashi's "Maison Ikkoku"? There's a channel here that always shows her toons at night. First was Ranma, Inuyasha, also the one with the Oni woman, and now the Maison Ikkoku.  I think it's funny how the characters all look the same in all her mangas, and yet she keeps selling them. THey all have t hesame personalities too, everything. Can't believe she's one of the wealthiest people in Japan

A local aniime convention uses this title as part of their wireless password at their clubhouse/office.I was curious about it.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 20, 2012, 05:58:30 PM
eeeeeee??? Mansion Ikkoku? shit and here I thought it was an obscure anime

I didn't know there was one.  Was it a train wreck?
Yes. It was "cute" cause they really tried. but....
You can watch the whole movie in youtube though, but really, it isn't worth it ( I Just watched it cause it was on tv). The movie its about the first couple of episodes only, but they don't follow the original story line (so no Ryouga, damnit). Ranma looks skinny and ugly. Kuno 8/10

Bleh

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Post by: B E C K on Apr 21, 2012, 07:02:13 PM
LOL, Ranma is ugs!  He looks totally old.  And female Ranma is not cute at all.  Female Ranma should be way cuter than Akane.  And that raggedy panda.  Ha ha, it's so terrible but awful in a good, lulzy way.
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Post by: Fiero on Apr 23, 2012, 10:48:57 PM
I was hanging out with a friend while she was watching Pretear with her niece. It's on the sort of line where it's not too girly because it has some combat in it.
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 24, 2012, 02:06:07 AM
I saw one ep for free years back when Newtype USA was still alive and had that preview DVD.  I didn't think it was terrible but it didn't hold my interest.  At least not back then.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 24, 2012, 03:33:34 AM
LOL, Ranma is ugs!  He looks totally old.  And female Ranma is not cute at all.  Female Ranma should be way cuter than Akane.  And that raggedy panda.  Ha ha, it's so terrible but awful in a good, lulzy way.
I know right, Ranma is thin too. The bad guy was such a joke. I wonder if they'll do an Inuyasha one
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Post by: Rama on Apr 24, 2012, 04:42:05 PM
I hate this thread...cause I'm all like "I'm not ugs...oh wait. RaNma...If I was a chick I'd totally be cute. You couldn't handle this jelly! Oh wait...RaNma...Hey I'm not too thin, but better then too fat I guess...wait...RaNma.
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 26, 2012, 02:07:23 AM
Ha ha.  Read fail.
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Post by: Rama on Apr 26, 2012, 02:36:33 AM
I know. :(
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 26, 2012, 09:58:31 PM
Aw, there, there.  Would it make you feel better if I said you're ugs?
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Post by: Fiero on Apr 26, 2012, 10:16:39 PM
I'm surprised one of those Ramna's in Rama's post wasn't spelled Rama by accident.
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 26, 2012, 10:18:32 PM
I think that was prevented since he was actively capitilizing the N.
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Post by: Rama on Apr 27, 2012, 12:58:57 AM
Yeah, pretty much.

Aw, there, there.  Would it make you feel better if I said you're ugs?

Not really. And if you really think it, then I really don't want you to say it. =P
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 27, 2012, 01:23:15 AM
For the record I don't but you would not make a cute chick.  Sorry, buddy.  Now joe on the other hand... well he's got something to work with there.
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Post by: Rama on Apr 27, 2012, 01:58:15 AM
Now I'm confused. I don't know if I should be happy or insulted you don't think I'd make a cute chick. And all I'm saying is that this long ass torso and butt didn't do many any favors as a guy, but they might have come in handy as a chick.
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 27, 2012, 03:33:42 AM
Body's important but I mainly go by face.  Hey, I watched 3 out of 4 seasons of Rupaul's Drag Race.  I'm, like, an expert or sum shit.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 27, 2012, 07:16:44 PM
Rama, just add your good ol' SHA at the end, then you won't get confused
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Post by: Rama on Apr 28, 2012, 03:34:48 AM
Body's important but I mainly go by face.  Hey, I watched 3 out of 4 seasons of Rupaul's Drag Race.  I'm, like, an expert or sum shit.

So I'd just have manish face. I'll just get a push up bra and then no one will look at my face. I've seen plenty of women do that.

Wait you are saying I'm a buther face!!!

Rama, just add your good ol' SHA at the end, then you won't get confused

No, you guy have to add Ranma not Sha, so I don't misread it.
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 29, 2012, 01:07:13 AM
No, you guy have to add Ranma not Sha, so I don't misread it.

Babelfish fails me.
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Post by: Rama on Apr 29, 2012, 01:38:07 AM
Are you sure you have it in your ear right?
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Post by: B E C K on Apr 30, 2012, 02:24:33 AM
Babelfish is not my finger.
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Post by: Rumble on Apr 30, 2012, 12:00:29 PM
Pssst, the answer is 42
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Post by: Rama on Apr 30, 2012, 12:37:02 PM
And thanks for all the fish.
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Post by: Faye Valentine on Apr 30, 2012, 08:49:10 PM


No, you guy have to add Ranma not Sha, so I don't misread it.
Rama means tree stick in spanish, just FYI

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Post by: B E C K on Apr 30, 2012, 11:52:20 PM
"Tree stick"?  Like a branch or just any old stick made out of tree?
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Post by: Rama on May 01, 2012, 02:50:26 AM
Rama is the hero of the Indian epic "The Ramayana."
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Post by: Faye Valentine on May 01, 2012, 08:04:04 AM
"Tree stick"?  Like a branch or just any old stick made out of tree?
I don't know if its cause I just had a niiiiice lychee martini or what, but I lol'd whole-heartedly at that line

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Post by: Fiero on May 01, 2012, 01:05:51 PM
No, you guy have to add Ranma not Sha, so I don't misread it.

Babelfish fails me.

Google Translate is far better now.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rumble on May 01, 2012, 03:50:00 PM
But google translate can't both prove and disprove the existence of God
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Post by: Rumble on May 01, 2012, 04:41:32 PM
And speaking of the Hitchhikers Guide, I just found out there was a sixth book published a few years ago by some other writer.
http://www.amazon.com/And-Another-Thing-Eoin-Colfer/dp/B00342VEEM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335908418&sr=1-1

Rama, have you read this book and if so is it any good?
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Post by: Rama on May 01, 2012, 04:49:15 PM
I have in fact read it. It's ok. But he had to come along and finish someone else's stuff. He as good a job as he could and it wasn't memorable either since I can't tell you how it ends even though I have read it.


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Post by: Rumble on May 01, 2012, 04:53:50 PM
K, I'll order it and give it a go then
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Post by: B E C K on May 01, 2012, 09:17:52 PM
In electronic or tree-square form?
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Post by: Rama on May 02, 2012, 01:21:34 AM
Please use the Tree-form...for the sake of humanity.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on May 04, 2012, 02:47:36 AM
Please use the electronic form... for the sake of trees.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rumble on May 04, 2012, 06:30:59 AM
I only read books in dead tree format
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Post by: Rama on May 04, 2012, 01:19:21 PM
Good man. There is hope yet.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on May 05, 2012, 01:34:42 AM
Now a tree will hunt you down and eat your baby.
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Post by: Rama on May 05, 2012, 03:13:24 AM
Fuck that tree. Fuck it right in the knot hole.
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Post by: Rumble on May 05, 2012, 04:47:54 PM
Now a tree will hunt you down and eat your baby.

Ah that reminds me, I should update my profile pic
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Post by: B E C K on May 06, 2012, 02:04:49 AM
 :joe:
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Post by: joerammstein on May 06, 2012, 04:07:48 AM
That image is hilarious, in context (http://kotaku.com/5481821/fallout-2s-rejected-childkiller-icon-is-uh-whoa-).

At least, I think so.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 07, 2012, 07:27:45 PM
The Fujiko show is quite fun. I've seen the first four so far...muy bueno.

Some of the shows I'm working on to some extent:
Rinne no Lagrange looks interesting. An earnest girl piloting stuff she by all rights shouldn't be and getting involved in something that's ultimately going to be a bigger burden than bargained for. Probably the heaviest thing I'm fixing to start watching, which explains the rest of what follows.

High School DxD looks like stupid fan-servicey fun. I wouldn't admit to this anywhere but here, though. I've got most of it pulled down and ready to watch, but the first episode didn't do much for me.

Never finished Manyuu Hikenchou. Won't be long, though, since my time crunch is slowly easing.

Finished OreImo several weeks ago. The show's quite skeevy...a guy helps his little sister pursue her etchi game fixation. Ugh. But it's cute in its way.

Currently rewatching TF: Headmasters, with plans to pick up Masterforce soon. I've seen both before, but I'm looking forward to getting back to Masterforce, since that's the only Japanese TF show I ever really got into. I'm still struggling to get through Victory.
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Post by: The D on Jun 09, 2012, 03:21:02 PM
I'm trying to get through Kemeko DX again since I never finished it years ago (and it's only 12 episodes!). It's starting to get better later in the series.

Also, just finished watching a commentary track for Darker Than Black which is the other series I'm rushing through. It had Christopher Sabat (He seems to perfer his full name) as one of the commentators, and I swear, for a voice actor Chris has only one voice... his own. Out of everything I've seen him in I've never heard him do any other voice. Even the commentary he sounded like all of his characters. I also expect him to be beefier with that deep voice rather than his skinny-ass self.

Hah, His Wiki says he's doing the voice of Garterbelt... wait, Funimation picked up Panty & Stocking? ;_;

Please use the electronic form... for the sake of trees.
I'm reminded of that stupid MGMT song again. :/

That image is hilarious, in context (http://kotaku.com/5481821/fallout-2s-rejected-childkiller-icon-is-uh-whoa-).

At least, I think so.
The comments for that article are better than the article itself.

The Fujiko show is quite fun. I've seen the first four so far...muy bueno.
The college club wanted to show this because it looked SOO good, but way too much fanservice that would violate school rules, and we're already being watched thanks to that April Fools joke.

I wish they'd cut down on the fanservice in that series though. Some claim it shows that Fujiko is a strong woman because she can flash her bare tits to make men do what she wants, but dammit, a woman can be strong without showing skin. See: Most comic female heroes.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 10, 2012, 02:05:59 AM
Hah, His Wiki says he's doing the voice of Garterbelt... wait, Funimation picked up Panty & Stocking? ;_;

Yeah, a long time ago.  And I don't say that way to be rude to you, I say it because I'm bitter about this long-ass wait for this show to be officially released.  They've literally been sitting on it for over a year now.

Quote
and I swear, for a voice actor Chris has only one voice... his own.

Kurogane from Tsubasa and Kuwabara from Yu Yu Hakusho sound different enough.  There are other Funi actors with a far more limited range than him.  Not that I didn't groan aloud when I read he'd be Garterbelt, but just sayin'.
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Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 15, 2012, 11:04:24 AM
I'm curious as to how well P&Sw/G will translate, but I'm not too excited about getting it, since it's been, what, a year since I watched it last, and I wasn't taken with it. I would recommend the bluray version, as I can sees it losing a lot in the standard definition edition.
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Post by: B E C K on Jun 15, 2012, 11:33:55 AM
I got a lot of lulz from them saying "faaaaaak" and "beeetch" in Engrish.  So I expect to lose some entertainment value on that basis alone.


^ From what I've heard so far in that preview, Chris Sabat at least appears to have comic timing.  The girls don't sound so hot imo though.  Panty sounds bored instead of brassy and Stocking sounds nasally instead of cutesy.  It doesn't have me so excited for this release.  Even less reason to get it if it turns out to have the dreaded hard subtitles like Princess Jellyfish.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 15, 2012, 09:24:13 PM
If it's on blu-ray, prepare for disappointment. Pissed me off when that new FMA movie wouldn't let me watch the subs on the English track. That's bullhell...I paid for this thing, so let me watch it as I please. I don't give a fig if Japanese fans are tired of being buttfucked by their homeland publishers in having to pay a kerbillion yens per episode.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jun 15, 2012, 10:28:00 PM
I got a lot of lulz from them saying "faaaaaak" and "beeetch" in Engrish.  So I expect to lose some entertainment value on that basis alone.


^ From what I've heard so far in that preview, Chris Sabat at least appears to have comic timing.  The girls don't sound so hot imo though.  Panty sounds bored instead of brassy and Stocking sounds nasally instead of cutesy.  It doesn't have me so excited for this release.  Even less reason to get it if it turns out to have the dreaded hard subtitles like Princess Jellyfish.

Bingo. And this sentiment could be applied to a lot of anime. When I'm watching a sub, I'm hearing the original voices while reading the translation, and everything seems fine.

Then I try to watch the dub and suddenly every line of dialogue either becomes embarrassingly cringe-inducing, or dry and emotionless.

If it's on blu-ray, prepare for disappointment. Pissed me off when that new FMA movie wouldn't let me watch the subs on the English track. That's bullhell...I paid for this thing, so let me watch it as I please. I don't give a fig if Japanese fans are tired of being buttfucked by their homeland publishers in having to pay a kerbillion yens per episode.

As far as I can tell, it's DVD-only, which is a bummer.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jun 15, 2012, 11:35:43 PM
Oh, yeah, that's right.  I completely forgot they were only doing DVD for this one.  On the plus side, then it won't be in one of those combo packs and I can score it cheap maybe.

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Pissed me off when that new FMA movie wouldn't let me watch the subs on the English track.

There were no dubtitles?  Anyway, I just saw that movie the other day.  I liked it but I don't think I'll ever watch again.  Also Ed and Winry had weird mop-hair.  And that one guy spoke and all I heard was Tygra.  It was like "wow, so you're bitchy in this, too".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jun 16, 2012, 12:11:05 PM
I'm waiting for FMA:B to be released in one or two big-assed bluray packs. The first is available now, but the second is sometime next month. The preorder price on Amazon for the second is 52 bucks, but the first is 30, so I'll wait a little while and see if it drops some more. Better to pay 60 than 80...or wait until it drops some more, if it does.

I'm not paying $30 a disc for shit like this anymore.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: The D on Jul 05, 2012, 08:22:10 PM
Watched all of Kemeko DX and it just went straight to shit. It was nothing more than a glorified fanservice-filled harem anime that started off as a parody comedy and just went straight to shit. I kinda figured it out when the villain starts having the hots for the main character. "Yes I want to take over the world but I want to fuck your brains out first you sexy hero"

Sure there was lots of parody throughout the series but it just stopped being funny.

And the end of the series explains NOTHING, and hints at another season, that never happened. Even the manga it was based off of was dropped without an ending or explaining what was going on, and was probably dropped due to massive suck.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 05, 2012, 08:37:13 PM
Heh. Sounds like something I'd watch.

Maken-Ki! is neither humorous nor particularly exciting, but for some reason I like it. Maybe because it acts like there's something big under the surface that is interesting but will never get to. Maybe I just like copious numbers of copiously-sized animated boobs. Maybe it's because the one guy who is too stupid to realize that all the chicks want to sex him up and therefore never gets any is a tragic figure to me, and I feel sorry for him. Maybe it's envy. I don't know. Apple Jacks.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 06, 2012, 10:38:02 AM
I'm watching Read or Die on Hulu. Fucking Hulu puts two to three commercials every time there's a break. Which is apparently five times during thirty minute episodes. Fucking Hulu.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 06, 2012, 12:47:56 PM
I'm not watching any anime right now but in the summer of 2013 I'll certainly be watching the NEW SAILOR MOON ANIME HOLY FUCK ZOMGWTFBBQQFTWAAAAAHB=========D~~~~~~~(_!_)!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 06, 2012, 07:52:52 PM
I'm watching Read or Die on Hulu. Fucking Hulu puts two to three commercials every time there's a break. Which is apparently five times during thirty minute episodes. Fucking Hulu.

You talking the TV series or the OVA? I thought they were great when I first saw them years ago, but I tried to watch the OVA recently and it took me over a week to grind through it. Haven't seen the TV series since my first year on Netflix.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 06, 2012, 11:25:56 PM
I'm not watching any anime right now but in the summer of 2013 I'll certainly be watching the NEW SAILOR MOON ANIME HOLY FUCK ZOMGWTFBBQQFTWAAAAAHB=========D~~~~~~~(_!_)!!!!!!!

Wh-wh-WHA?

http://www.themarysue.com/new-sailor-moon-anime/

I did not know this.  That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 07, 2012, 11:08:43 AM
That's okay. Most people don't know breaking news until they hear it  :rawr:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 09, 2012, 01:00:53 AM
=P
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 09, 2012, 07:34:00 AM
Oh god please yes
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 09, 2012, 12:08:55 PM
Oh god please yes

What the fuck is that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 09, 2012, 08:11:10 PM
Thank goodness that's just a photoshop. Ugh.

It's a 'shop of Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, a movie that's been in development hell for some time and was to star Reeves as Spiegel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_Bebop#Live-action_film
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 09, 2012, 08:59:09 PM
wth is that "thank goodness " about? Keanu would rock that shit SO HARD.
Perfect Spike IMO
Or who would you prefer, Robert Pattison? peeyoo

Keanu= Spike FTW
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 09, 2012, 09:34:43 PM
Spike is young and fit.

Keanu is old and fat.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 09, 2012, 10:08:04 PM
wth is that "thank goodness " about? Keanu would rock that shit SO HARD.
Perfect Spike IMO
Or who would you prefer, Robert Pattison? peeyoo

Keanu= Spike FTW

I'd rather Hollywood not assrape one of the best anime programs of all time, thank you very much.

That said, Pattinson would be about the same as Keanu for Spike, which is to say a maximum letdown. These guys have about as much range and charisma as white dried-up Ein poop, and half the intelligence.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 10, 2012, 06:24:17 AM
Half the intelligence of dried-up poop? That is hyperbole, sir! Hyperbole, I say!

But in all seriousness, Spike is forever 27, while Keanu is 47 and aging. Hell, he's too old to even play Jet at this point.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 10, 2012, 07:34:45 AM
I'd rather Hollywood not assrape one of the best anime programs of all time, thank you very much.
A bad movie doesn't take away from the quality of the source material.  Did everyone stop watching Dragonball Z when that life action movie came out?  Did Van Damn's Street Fighter (which I love btw...) make people stop playing Street Fighter in arcardes?

This isn't St*r WarzzZZ.   no one's raping your childhood.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 10, 2012, 11:10:20 AM
Did everyone stop watching Dragonball Z when that life action movie came out? 

I never even started watching DBZ. It just looks uninteresting. Except for Abridged. That was fun, though I only watched a few of them.

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Did Van Damn's Street Fighter (which I love btw...) make people stop playing Street Fighter in arcardes?
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There is no way this could happen. That movie was god damn mother fucking dick shitting nipples good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 10, 2012, 01:10:12 PM
I never even started watching DBZ. It just looks uninteresting. Except for Abridged. That was fun, though I only watched a few of them.
I didn't find it good either, but for those who liked it.  I was just trying to make a point.

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There is no way this could happen. That movie was god damn mother fucking dick shitting nipples good.
100% agreed.  These were horrible examples on my part...
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rumble on Jul 10, 2012, 02:14:20 PM
No movie with Van Damme in it can possibly be good
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 10, 2012, 08:27:41 PM
A bad movie doesn't take away from the quality of the source material.  Did everyone stop watching Dragonball Z when that life action movie came out?  Did Van Damn's Street Fighter (which I love btw...) make people stop playing Street Fighter in arcardes?

This isn't Retard Wars.   no one's raping your childhood.

What childhood? It's pretty hard to rape my childhood in this way when the show wasn't introduced to me until my early twenties :P

But still, there's no reason to talk down to me like to a drooling fanboy with the trite "you don't lose what you love" argument (which is a stretch, as I can't say I *love* Bebop). In this case, I simply don't want Hollywood to to take a very good intellectual property and turn it into shit. Saying that I'll always have the original material neither nullifies that sentiment nor has any bearing on it one way or the other.

Besides, if I were concerned with the sanctity of Cowboy Bebop, I'd be burning in effigy those responsible for the shitfest that was the followup Bebop manga. Holy crap, was that a travesty.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 10, 2012, 08:47:57 PM
A bad movie doesn't take away from the quality of the source material.  Did everyone stop watching Dragonball Z when that life action movie came out?  Did Van Damn's Street Fighter (which I love btw...) make people stop playing Street Fighter in arcardes?

This isn't Retard Wars.   no one's raping your childhood.

Van Damme's Street Fighter was awesomeee
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 10, 2012, 08:54:03 PM

I'd rather Hollywood not assrape one of the best anime programs of all time, thank you very much.

That said, Pattinson would be about the same as Keanu for Spike, which is to say a maximum letdown. These guys have about as much range and charisma as white dried-up Ein poop, and half the intelligence.

Ok no. First off (this answer is more to joe though) Keanu doesn't look his age at aaaall. Must be his half asian genes.

I don't think you should look at Keanu and think about all of his other acting choices (I know you guys says he sucks, but I digress) but think about the similarities between how he is/acts (all serious and shit, with a always lonely vibe) and how Spike is (same way) . ALSO I think he would be soooo good in character since one of the main (if not the number one reason) of why Spike acts the way he does is cause he lost his one love, and Keanu went through the same shit (lost his pregnant fiancee in a car accident, if you didn't know). SO yeah I think it would be perfect.

Scarlett Johansson has my blessing to be Faye if she lost 20 pounds on her belly area
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 11, 2012, 09:22:44 AM
What childhood? It's pretty hard to rape my childhood in this way when the show wasn't introduced to me until my early twenties :P

But still, there's no reason to talk down to me like to a drooling fanboy with the trite "you don't lose what you love" argument (which is a stretch, as I can't say I *love* Bebop). In this case, I simply don't want Hollywood to to take a very good intellectual property and turn it into shit. Saying that I'll always have the original material neither nullifies that sentiment nor has any bearing on it one way or the other.

Besides, if I were concerned with the sanctity of Cowboy Bebop, I'd be burning in effigy those responsible for the shitfest that was the followup Bebop manga. Holy crap, was that a travesty.
Well I don't really give a shit about Cowboy Bebop, just saying you'd get less frustrated if you wouldn't let someone so unrelated to the thing you like bother you.  I get angry about a lot of shit, but there's absolutely no reason to consider shit in a franchise to affect the good stuff.

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Ok no. First off (this answer is more to joe though) Keanu doesn't look his age at aaaall. Must be his half asian genes.
http://www.keanuisimmortal.com/

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Scarlett Johansson has my blessing to be Faye if she lost 20 pounds on her belly area
 
 
 
Scarjo has my blessing to stay the way she is as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 11, 2012, 09:46:37 AM
Well I don't really give a shit about Cowboy Bebop, just saying you'd get less frustrated if you wouldn't let someone so unrelated to the thing you like bother you.  I get angry about a lot of shit, but there's absolutely no reason to consider shit in a franchise to affect the good stuff.
[/quote]The problem with that is, Keanu actually is related to the thing...he was going to help produce and star in a Bebop movie.

Scarjo has my blessing to stay the way she is as far as I'm concerned.

Agreed...though I would probably hate her ad Faye
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rumble on Jul 11, 2012, 10:59:05 AM
Ok no. First off (this answer is more to joe though) Keanu doesn't look his age at aaaall. Must be his half asian genes.

So he'll look young until he's 50 and then suddenly he'll look 90?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 11, 2012, 07:34:41 PM

http://www.keanuisimmortal.com/ 

This explains a lot. He's like Dorian Gray but without a portrait <3



So he'll look young until he's 50 and then suddenly he'll look 90?
I think it starts around 60. I've seen hot as fuck japs that look in their 30s and then I learn they're in their late 50's early 60s. Like my husbando, he's almost 40 and yet he looks like in his early 30s (he's half jap). Same with asian women, they look soooo young and yet they're old as fuck

So its the genes (i'm jelly)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 11, 2012, 10:19:39 PM
I'm starting over on Speed Grapher after finishing Read or Die (I need to watch the OVA, though).
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 12, 2012, 12:15:23 AM
Ok no. First off (this answer is more to joe though) Keanu doesn't look his age at aaaall. Must be his half asian genes.

So he'll look young until he's 50 and then suddenly he'll look 90?

:lmao:  Ahhahahahaha!


http://www.keanuisimmortal.com/ 

This explains a lot. He's like Dorian Gray but without a portrait <3

But you can't prove he doesn't have one. :o

Anyway, I would actually like to see a Cowboy Bebop live action film.  They could do worst than Keanu Reeves as Spike.  They really, really could.  (Like Andrew BARField.)  Also, gotta agree on 'no' to Scarlett or anyone remotely Scarlett-looking for Faye.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 12, 2012, 08:37:15 PM
As long as people keep watching Speed, he'll live FOREVAR

I think he's fucking perfect. personality wise, his looks. EVERYTHING

Wait who would Rodent suggest as Spike? since he seems to criticize my poor Keanu-chan

inb4 Taylor Lautner
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Jul 13, 2012, 12:03:52 AM
Anyway, I would actually like to see a Cowboy Bebop live action film.  They could do worst than Keanu Reeves as Spike.  They really, really could.  (Like Andrew BARField.)  Also, gotta agree on 'no' to Scarlett or anyone remotely Scarlett-looking for Faye.

He could stammer and shake his head every time he talks to Faye. It's perfect!
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 13, 2012, 12:42:22 AM
And then when something awesome happens, he'd be like "Whoa."
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 13, 2012, 02:16:48 AM
I can only wish
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 13, 2012, 07:37:04 PM
Got my Panty and Stocking set today!

Now Amazon's frontpage is recommending me all these pervy animes. Don't they realize P&S is incomparable?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 13, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
Got my Panty and Stocking set today!

Now Amazon's frontpage is recommending me all these pervy animes. Don't they realize P&S is incomparable?

<3
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 16, 2012, 02:44:13 PM
Got my Panty and Stocking set today!

Now Amazon's frontpage is recommending me all these pervy animes. Don't they realize P&S is incomparable?
My amazon recommendations are fucking horrible.  Also recommending girly shit like Oldsen twins movies and shit.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 16, 2012, 03:13:28 PM
Got my Panty and Stocking set today!

Now Amazon's frontpage is recommending me all these pervy animes. Don't they realize P&S is incomparable?

Does it have some of the stuff that wasn't in the episodes?
Does it have a dub? (I'm morbidly curious what was done with it)
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 16, 2012, 07:19:11 PM
I don't know, I haven't opened it yet.

I mean, I've removed it from the packing material, but it's still wrapped in the factory plastic.

I would assume it includes everything available. Most importantly, Chris Sabat is Garterbelt, so that's all anyone really needs to know about that.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 16, 2012, 11:13:19 PM
From the toonzone (http://www.toonzone.net/2012/07/review-panty-stocking-with-garterbelt-complete-series-stay-classy-gainax/) review:

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Admittedly, Panty and Stocking wasn’t exactly the cleanest show in its original Japanese, so I’m not claiming FUNimation pulled a Shin-chan by taking a relatively family friendly show and making it filthy, but even so, the dub feels like it’s trying too hard to be edgy. The constant swearing and nicknames for anything below the waist, all written and delivered without wit, gets draining in short order. And while Jami Marchi and Monica Rial are well-cast as Panty and Stocking, respectively, they also don’t feel like very creative casting choices. The only positive thing I can say about the dub is about the opening to episode 3-2, “Pulp Addiction”, where literally every sentence said by some soldiers can double for a sexual euphemism. Yes, it’s sex-obsessed, but at least it has some variety in the sense that it’s enjoyable to see how they take familiar war movie dialog and make it dirty while still playing the scene relatively straight.

The three-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes (most made up of two shorts each) and the special episode “Panty & Stocking in Sanitarybox”, which is a series of shorts running about 1 to 2 minutes each. The animation is inferior to the TV series but the humor is just as bad. Also included is every ghost explosion from the series, with other angles not seen in the episodes. Accompanying this is a three-part, 40-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the crew filming these explosions. Forty minutes seemed pretty excessive for such a short part of each episode, although it was neat to see the details put into it. The other major feature on disc 3 is a “live commentary” featuring the Japanese cast and crew discussing the show; it runs 23 minutes. The highlight of the video conceptual artwork series of Panty and Stocking; Panty in particular went through a lot of revisions. Also included are some Japanese Panty & Stocking TV ads, an 11-minute making-of-a-live-action scene from the final episode (which required filming a woman in lingerie), 16 minutes of English dub outtakes (as well as recollections of the VA’s favorite moments in the show), textless openings/endings, and the U.S. trailer for the show. There are also other FUNi trailers on disc 2. So if there are any issues with the DVD, they’re not in the lack of special features; there are plenty here.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 17, 2012, 07:52:16 AM
Crayon Shin-chan is "family friendly"?  All I really know about him was a parody character of his who appeared in Sailor Moon and showed Chibiusa his cock as his elephant impersonation.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 17, 2012, 09:33:49 PM
Remember back when The Simpsons was considered "controversial"? Don't quote me on this, but I think Shin-chan had a similar reputation in Japan back when it first showed up. Now, it's pretty tame in the grand scheme of things.

But when Funimation dubbed it, they went overboard with the language, trying to make it more akin to something like South Park, and that's really not what the show is about.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 18, 2012, 08:36:44 PM
Shin chan is on Fridays at 7:30pm (lol yeah i watch it) so it's during a top family time
It's like Sponge Bob Squarepants. Supposedly for kids but has a lot of adult jokes (that only adults would understand)
Also unlike the US that they love to censor the stupidest things ever, in Japan (and in most of the other countries as far as I know) its normal and funny to show a kid's ass on tv or a naked kid doing full frontal and dancing the elephant dance.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 18, 2012, 10:52:58 PM
It was impossibly stupid-looking, so I didn't bother with it.

I won't consider buying P&SwG until they release it in HD. But since I've had no compulsion to rewatch it, I probably won't be buying it, either.

As for who I'd cast as Spike right this very moment, here's the best would-be candidate I've noticed being bandied about:
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 19, 2012, 12:04:00 AM
^ At least he's not Andrew Garfield.

It was impossibly stupid-looking, so I didn't bother with it.

CSC?  I only saw some of the dub and it made me giggle a few times, but nothing I had any need to see ever again.  I've read some of the comic strips or whatever w/ Shin-chan and those were pretty amusing.

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I won't consider buying P&SwG until they release it in HD. But since I've had no compulsion to rewatch it, I probably won't be buying it, either.

I liked P&S but, yeah, I don't think it had a whole lot of rewatchability to begin with.  Maybe when it hits bargain bin pricing I'll snap it up.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 20, 2012, 01:12:23 AM
As for who I'd cast as Spike right this very moment, here's the best would-be candidate I've noticed being bandied about:
AH yes, the choice of every other schoolgirl that has watched 500 days of Summer

He's a midget, he can't do Spike

NEXT.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Jul 20, 2012, 01:18:26 AM
I will only ever think of JGL as Tommy from Third Rock From The Sun...which is lucky since I could remember him as Cobra Commander from Rise of Cobra.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 20, 2012, 06:55:13 AM
Holy shit I completely forgot he was on Third Rock from the Sun!!

I always think of 10 things i hate about you when he's mentioned
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 20, 2012, 09:19:20 AM
I've never seen the guy in anything. All I know is what I've read, and that he's in Batman.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 20, 2012, 10:59:27 AM
I've never seen the guy in anything. All I know is what I've read, and that he's in Batman.

You probably have seen him in something and don't actually realize he was in it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 20, 2012, 11:29:18 AM
Probably. I don't follow Hollywood too closely.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 20, 2012, 01:19:02 PM
Inception?  I actually thought his role in Inception was why you backed the choice.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 20, 2012, 05:40:04 PM
I've never seen the guy in anything. All I know is what I've read
Wot? and yet you say its the "best candidate"?  even though you've never seen him acting and still dare to bitch about keanu's acting?
OH EM GEE

The defense rests
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 20, 2012, 05:49:09 PM
I've never seen the guy in anything. All I know is what I've read
Wot? and yet you say its the "best candidate"?  even though you've never seen him acting and still dare to bitch about keanu's acting?
OH EM GEE

The defense rests

He is a better actor than Keanu and actual heights of actors don't really matter because of the magic of cinematography.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 21, 2012, 12:54:06 AM
^ All 4'7" of Tom Cruise agrees with this.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 21, 2012, 01:26:39 PM
Wot? and yet you say its the "best candidate"?  even though you've never seen him acting and still dare to bitch about keanu's acting?
OH EM GEE

The defense rests
Is that you or your wet underwear talking? Seeing as that's the only reason you prefer Keanu, I'd say my rationale is better than yours. Keanu can't act his way out of a wet paper bag, and anyone who even marginally looks the part would be preferable to his deadpan ass.

But I figure this is about you having an axe to grind w/me. So go right ahead.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 22, 2012, 12:32:05 AM
I like Keanu Reeves but...  well...  http://www.rabbitinasuit.com/sphere/index.php?topic=1698.msg60490#msg60490  To be fair, that was an earlier movie.  At least he's not as terrible an actor as Nick Cage who, coincidentally, is also immortal.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 22, 2012, 02:09:09 AM
I think Keanu is an excellent actor, it's just a plus that he's hot as fuck. Haters gonna hate, etc
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 22, 2012, 09:30:51 AM
Has anyone here watched Book of Bantorra? It popped for me on Amazon the other day, and I thought it looked kind of interesting.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 22, 2012, 01:16:20 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 23, 2012, 08:20:04 AM
Shin chan is on Fridays at 7:30pm (lol yeah i watch it) so it's during a top family time
I believe that was Sailor Moon's timeslot as well.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 23, 2012, 11:51:04 AM
I'm not sure Keanu is a good actor, but from what I've heard in real life he's actually a pretty nice guy. If anything I've heard said about him is true, I'd rather support him than half of Hollywood.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 24, 2012, 03:44:25 AM
I'm not sure Keanu is a good actor, but from what I've heard in real life he's actually a pretty nice guy. If anything I've heard said about him is true, I'd rather support him than half of Hollywood.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: joerammstein on Jul 24, 2012, 07:59:24 AM
Reeves seems to be a bit of a pariah in Hollywood these days, so I can't really see his take on Bebop ever happening at this point.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Bitey the Snail on Jul 24, 2012, 03:13:06 PM
More like "Cowboy Bebop!  Starring Andrew Garfield as Spike!  Channing Tatum as Jet!  Casey Mulligan as Faye!  Joey King as Ed!  Michael Fassbender as Vicious!  Featuring Bruce Willis as the voice of Ein!  Some dark people, too, but in the background!  Produced by Garry Marshall!  Directed by David Yates!"  Let the fuckery begin.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 24, 2012, 05:07:31 PM
More like "Cowboy Bebop!  Starring Andrew Garfield as Spike!  Channing Tatum as Jet!  Casey Mulligan as Faye!  Joey King as Ed!  Michael Fassbender as Vicious!  Featuring Bruce Willis as the voice of Ein!  Some dark people, too, but in the background!  Produced by Garry Marshall!  Directed by David Yates!"  Let the fuckery begin.

Who are these actors? I don't know Casey Mulligan or Joey King. I only know about Channing Tatum because of women who will not shut up about that stripper movie.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 24, 2012, 06:04:18 PM
Casey Mulligan is some bitch who got famous cause she looks like a cheaper version of Michelle Williams. She's in the Great Gatsby now with Leo DC.

Besides that I only know Bruce Willis

Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 24, 2012, 06:12:25 PM
I understand not knowing Joey King because she's a child actor.  She played Ramona in Ramona and Beezus and a whitewashed young Talia al Ghul.  And typo alert: Casey should be Carey.  As in mildly prominent Carey Mulligan who came out in An Education and Shame, films I wouldn't be surprised anyone has heard of let alone saw and which I barely remember the premises of myself.  She also came out in Drive in which she stole a role meant for a Latina actress but it's okay because she's just soooo talentedkwelfregl!  And apparently a relationship between a white guy and a Latina wasn't believeable to the director so it's double okay!   :stickdance:

And you didn't see G.I.Joe?  Not that that's a bad thing, but that's how I first heard of Tatum.  And he came out in 21 Jump Stret and critics were wanking all over him.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 24, 2012, 06:29:53 PM
I keep forgetting he was in that because I fucking hate Duke.

Not just in that movie.

When he was 'knocked into a coma,' I was pretty god damn ecstatic.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 24, 2012, 07:29:56 PM
Aw... why do you hate Duke?  :(
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 24, 2012, 09:10:01 PM
She also came out in Drive in which she stole a role meant for a Latina actress but it's okay because she's just soooo talentedkwelfregl!  And apparently a relationship between a white guy and a Latina wasn't believeable to the director so it's double okay!   :stickdance:

^ she mad
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 24, 2012, 11:06:10 PM
Aw... why do you hate Duke?  :(

Because he is uninteresting.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 25, 2012, 12:51:50 AM
I don't see how he's any more or less uninteresting that any other joe.  And I say this as someone who's been watching the first two seasons of the 80's cartoon on Netflix.  There were so many of them that the characterization is kinda shallow all around.  Unless you mean in the comics which I haven't read.

She also came out in Drive in which she stole a role meant for a Latina actress but it's okay because she's just soooo talentedkwelfregl!  And apparently a relationship between a white guy and a Latina wasn't believeable to the director so it's double okay!   :stickdance:

^ she mad

Less "mad", more like "really annoyed".
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 25, 2012, 07:38:17 AM
I understand not knowing Joey King because she's a child actor.  She played Ramona in Ramona and Beezus and a whitewashed young Talia al Ghul.
Oh shit I didn't even recognize her.  If I had it would have totally spoiled the movie...

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And typo alert: Casey should be Carey. 
Well this explains the only name I didn't recognize because it was wrong!  She's good in Doctor Who and has been worse in everything she's done since then.  Drive's pretty good.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 26, 2012, 07:40:20 PM
I understand not knowing Joey King because she's a child actor.  She played Ramona in Ramona and Beezus and a whitewashed young Talia al Ghul.
Oh shit I didn't even recognize her.  If I had it would have totally spoiled the movie...

Because then you couldn't unsee?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Jul 27, 2012, 08:01:54 AM
Because I would know it's a girl which kind of gives away a huge plot point.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rodent of Unusual Size on Jul 28, 2012, 05:59:52 PM
I'm not sure Keanu is a good actor, but from what I've heard in real life he's actually a pretty nice guy. If anything I've heard said about him is true, I'd rather support him than half of Hollywood.
I'd go along with that rationale, actually. After thinking about it more, while he may suck in most of the stuff I've seen him in he's a fan of the show and would probably insist on it being done right. But then there's what Rama said, so I'm not worried either way.

Anyway, this thread is derailed enough already. I just downloaded Asobi ni Iku yo! (I think the English version is called Cat Planet Cuties) based on an ANN recommendation. I've seen the first episode, but that's not enough to go on. It's trashy enough but it's supposed to be somewhat more than the standard harem show. We'll see. If it sucks then I'll Redline it out of my system afterwards.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Jul 31, 2012, 08:36:14 PM
SO I was watching this japanese show in which they invite gaijin (foreigners) and ask them questions about their countries. So the question of "what anime is a classic in your country" comes up and you have the italians mentioning Captain Tsubasa, the philippinos some mecha/robot anime, all of them were old and yes, classics. Turn for the american. He says NARUTO. I think my blood pressure went up for a bit. I hope I never see him out in the streets
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: B E C K on Jul 31, 2012, 08:56:17 PM
:lmao:  How old was this person?
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Jul 31, 2012, 09:07:17 PM
SO I was watching this japanese show in which they invite gaijin (foreigners) and ask them questions about their countries. So the question of "what anime is a classic in your country" comes up and you have the italians mentioning Captain Tsubasa, the philippinos some mecha/robot anime, all of them were old and yes, classics. Turn for the american. He says NARUTO. I think my blood pressure went up for a bit. I hope I never see him out in the streets

I would think anyone my age would have said Dragonball Z or Gundam Wing.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Rama on Aug 01, 2012, 01:14:55 AM
I would have said Starblazers or Robotech...back when they still changed the names of Anime when they imported them.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Aug 01, 2012, 01:58:56 AM
:lmao:  How old was this person?
Middle to late twenties, at LEAST. And he was a hipster
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Aug 01, 2012, 05:20:18 AM


I would think anyone my age would have said Dragonball Z or Gundam Wing.
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The swedish guy said DB.
I would have said Candy Candy or Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri (aka Marco) and that would have BLOWN THEIR MINDS AWAY (like it generally does to japanese people i tell i've seen these gems)


Also, please meet my new husbando
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Chopper Face 69 on Aug 01, 2012, 07:15:01 AM
The correct answer for an American is Sailor Moon.  In fact this is the answer everyone should give.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Fiero on Aug 01, 2012, 11:32:35 AM
The correct answer for an American is Sailor Moon.  In fact this is the answer everyone should give.

Shit, yeah. I'm just so used to DBZ fanboys EVERYWHERE and Gundam Wing was like this cool thing that I could not watch because I did not have cable and now that I can watch GW I still have not watched it.
Title: Re: What Anime are you watching?
Post by: Faye Valentine on Aug 01, 2012, 06:07:29 PM