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What Anime are you watching?
« on: Jun 07, 2007, 06:02:32 PM »
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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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #4 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. 

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 08, 2007, 02:46:23 PM »

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2007, 03:27:05 AM »
This one?

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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 09, 2007, 04:34:50 AM »
None, Nadda, zip.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 10, 2007, 10:22:30 PM »
Galaxy Angel A. I'm a fan of the randomness of Galaxy Angel.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #12 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 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #14 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?!"

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« Reply #15 on: Jun 11, 2007, 04:23:48 PM »
so the english dub of escaflowne sucks?

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« Reply #16 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!
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 12, 2007, 08:49:37 AM »
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu.

Bonta-kun Is freakin' awesome.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #19 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.
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« Reply #20 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

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« Reply #21 on: Jun 12, 2007, 06:35:12 PM »
Only 2 eps in and I already love death note.

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« Reply #22 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.
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« Reply #23 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...
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« Reply #24 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.
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« Reply #25 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.

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« Reply #26 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.

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« Reply #27 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.
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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.
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« Reply #28 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.

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« Reply #29 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
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