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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #570 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #571 on: Oct 12, 2009, 02:16:45 AM »
Was there a Voltron villain who carried his head around in the crook of his arm?

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #572 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?

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #573 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #574 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #575 on: Oct 12, 2009, 11:48:44 PM »
Sorry, I was thinking of Brocken from Mazinger.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #576 on: Oct 14, 2009, 02:19:40 PM »
I'm currently watching no Anime. Going through a dry spell here. 

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #577 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #578 on: Oct 14, 2009, 10:06:00 PM »
I'd like to watch Escaflowne. How hard is it to get the good version?
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #579 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #580 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. It's also on Netflix.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #581 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #582 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.
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #583 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
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #584 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #585 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #586 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #587 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #588 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #589 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #590 on: Oct 17, 2009, 12:55:31 AM »
Done with Voltron, and on to Thundercats.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #591 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #592 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #593 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #594 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #595 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.

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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #596 on: Oct 19, 2009, 11:00:52 PM »
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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #597 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #598 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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Re: What Anime are you watching?
« Reply #599 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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