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Title: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 23, 2012, 10:23:21 pm
So, this is a simple thread to see what you guys are watching when are not playing games, FREDing, stuying or working. xD

Right now im watching (at a very slow rate):
Dexter - 4° season Episode 5
BSG (re-watching) -  3° season, Episode 3
Babylon 5 (re-watching the first and seccond season) - 2° season, episode 7

Animes:
Ergo Proxy - 2° epsiode
Accel World 9° Episode
Sword Art Online - 3° Episode


Well, thats it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scotty on September 23, 2012, 11:02:43 pm
Supernatural.  Goddammit Dean why are you so beautiful.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 23, 2012, 11:10:03 pm
Supernatural.  Goddammit Dean why are you so beautiful.

"Supernatural is a extremely overrated phenomena." Dr.Manhatan

xD

Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Bobboau on September 23, 2012, 11:17:34 pm
SAO, is it any good, I read the synopsis and it seemed like just another "you die in the game YOU DIE IRL!!!OMGFTW!!!" show.

on the other hand I have been very unsatisfied with anime this season, and last season I barely found anything good so I suppose it's not like I have anything better to watch.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on September 23, 2012, 11:33:56 pm
on the other hand I have been very unsatisfied with anime this season, and last season I barely found anything good so I suppose it's not like I have anything better to watch.
My sentiments exactly. This and past seasons have been quite disappointing, unless I've managed to miss the true gems.

SAO is decent, it's nothing stellar but it's not bad either. The series is about how people cope with their situation when they are suddenly told that there is no escape from this virtual world and if you die, you die for real. To free themselves, they have to beat the game. One person is enough to free everyone though.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: AtomicClucker on September 24, 2012, 12:05:20 am
Try as much as I want, not convinced with SAO, but a friend finally got the Stein's Gate Blu-Ray, so I think i'll be a happy man with microwaves and bananas.

The fall season is a much better lot from the looks: http://randomc.net/2012/09/15/fall-2012-preview/

After playing Diaspora, killing toasters, and finishing my latest batch of deadlines, then it's going to be spam fest with the BSG miniseries, and going to see if I can fit the first season in as well.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on September 24, 2012, 12:08:13 am
Do yourself a favor and end it on the Second Season, that ending is miles better than the "make it up as you go" third and fourth seasons.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: AtomicClucker on September 24, 2012, 12:19:09 am
Do yourself a favor and end it on the Second Season, that ending is miles better than the "make it up as you go" third and fourth seasons.

Ron Moore, how I pity thee... poor sod also worked on the Next Generation. So the 3rd and 4th being "bleh" wasn't surprising.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on September 24, 2012, 12:29:47 am
Wait what? Initial D fifth stage? Awesome! Code Breaker seems promising though, with having FMA: Brotherhood director too. That's two series worth following I guess.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on September 24, 2012, 01:00:38 am
The only thing on there that looks promising to me is Shin Sekai Yori.  Not that I really watch anything that's currently airing, but if it holds up, maybe I'll get to it in a few years.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Droid803 on September 24, 2012, 01:41:32 am
SAO, is it any good, I read the synopsis and it seemed like just another "you die in the game YOU DIE IRL!!!OMGFTW!!!" show.

on the other hand I have been very unsatisfied with anime this season, and last season I barely found anything good so I suppose it's not like I have anything better to watch.

SAO i'm ... iffy about. It's really predictable and cheesy at points and lol random drama, but it's still got a nice setting. Though lately its been focusing on a bit too much cyber-sex/flirting/DRAMA and not enough boss raiding. Uhm...I'll be generous and 7/10.


Fall Season will be watching:
- PYSCHO-PASS. Urobuchi Gen is a cool dude. Bad Ends and Suffering YES PLZ.
- Jormungand. moardakka

Maybes:
- Robotics;Notes. The source is probably awesome (i have faith in 5bp/nitroplus), but the adaptation can be hit (S;G) or miss (C;H)...so whoknows
- Little Busters. because they somehow managed to make all the characters look like creepy soulless zombies.
- Code Breaker. Read the manga for a bit then forgot about it and now its back. Maybe if it doesn't *go on forever*
- Seitokai no Ichizon(2). WHY DID THEY CHANGE 2 SEIYUU. D:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: LordVerex on September 24, 2012, 02:01:27 am
I am so lost.... but in the spirit of the topic, lots n lots of combat history docu's, propaganda and training video's. note taking has wrecked my fingers already
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 24, 2012, 02:13:52 am
SAO, is it any good, I read the synopsis and it seemed like just another "you die in the game YOU DIE IRL!!!OMGFTW!!!" show.

on the other hand I have been very unsatisfied with anime this season, and last season I barely found anything good so I suppose it's not like I have anything better to watch.

SAO i'm ... iffy about. It's really predictable and cheesy at points and lol random drama, but it's still got a nice setting. Though lately its been focusing on a bit too much cyber-sex/flirting/DRAMA and not enough boss raiding. Uhm...I'll be generous and 7/10.


Fall Season will be watching:
- PYSCHO-PASS. Urobuchi Gen is a cool dude. Bad Ends and Suffering YES PLZ.
- Jormungand. moardakka

Maybes:
- Robotics;Notes. The source is probably awesome (i have faith in 5bp/nitroplus), but the adaptation can be hit (S;G) or miss (C;H)...so whoknows
- Little Busters. because they somehow managed to make all the characters look like creepy soulless zombies.
- Code Breaker. Read the manga for a bit then forgot about it and now its back. Maybe if it doesn't *go on forever*
- Seitokai no Ichizon(2). WHY DID THEY CHANGE 2 SEIYUU. D:

Jormungand is to me, the spiritual successor of Black Lagoon.
awesome anime.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mikes on September 24, 2012, 02:59:34 am
Do yourself a favor and end it on the Second Season, that ending is miles better than the "make it up as you go" third and fourth seasons.

Alternatively... if you can t stop it at the 2nd season.... for the love of god do stop it before watching the second half of the "final" season.

The half season "finale" was about as perfect as an ending for the show could have gotten imho.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark RevenantX on September 24, 2012, 03:57:54 am
For Sword Art Online you should really just read the light novels (the anime, as said before, is a solid 7/10 when taken from the whole -- which includes future episodes).  It flows better and makes a lot more sense.  And don't skip the side stories; some of them have extremely important plot points.

Accel World (complete as of now, at least for this season) is pretty damn good.  8/10 at least, sometimes crossing into 9/10 territory.  The protagonist is also a hell of an anti-Sue, which is always nice.  I still don't know why Accel World is better than SAO, considering they're both anime adaptations of light novels written by the same person, but whatever.

Continuing the light novel trend, Fate/Zero (100% complete now) was pretty good as well.  A solid 8/10, though a few moments are just 10/10 spectacular.  Just don't try watching it if you've never seen and/or played Fate/Stay Night, since a lot of stuff won't make any sense.  After all, the light novel was written as a Forgone Conclusion type of story, seeing as it's a prequel to the Fate/Stay Night visual novel.  Edit: Watch the blu-ray version!  It includes a lot of cut and censored content and runs something like two hours longer than the TV version.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on September 24, 2012, 08:30:57 am
I'd be watching more Hyouka if it didn't end at episode 22.
Damnit I hope the original LN author of the Kotembu series will write more soon so that KyoAni can make more seasons for it.

As for Sweet Ass Online, it's not that bad. Many has said that the LN:s beat the animu hands down, but when I don't know better the animu has been entertaining enough.

Ginga e Kickoff is one series that doesn't get as much attentinon as it deserves. A football series that (at least for now) doesn't have any Super Mega Shoots, but instead has quite a lot of good and different characters with a nice pace.

Eureka Seven AO is one big clusterf***. I kind of liked the original Eureka 7 series but this one had left one big WTF so far and it's even almost over.
It does have some good characters that are fun enough to follow but as a whole... I dunno.


Oh yea and add one more to the list of persons waiting for more Jormungand.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on September 24, 2012, 10:57:58 am
Oh hell yes, we're doing general anime threads again? Naisu~

Eureka Seven AO is one big clusterf***. I kind of liked the original Eureka 7 series but this one had left one big WTF so far and it's even almost over.
It does have some good characters that are fun enough to follow but as a whole... I dunno.

I've been watching E7AO too. Loved the original, but this one has been... rather disappointing, like it doesn't know what to really do with itself. Too bad.

Looking forward to Setokai S2 and maybe Psycho Pass. I haven't really been watching much anime lately because I've been watching tons and tons of HOUSE instead.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 24, 2012, 11:18:40 am
Just finished with Gundam AGE yesterday. Very disappointing ending. The writing could really have been a lot better, and there was a general lack of a climactic duel.

Now, I think I'll catch up on Axis Powers Hetalia (I'm in the mood for some random silliness), and after that... I have no idea. There isn't really much on currently I'm too interested in. I might try out Full Metal Panic because I've heard it's pretty good. Or maybe Elfen Lied, which I keep wanting to watch but for some reason never seem to...

I've also pre-ordered Hellsing Ultimate vols 5 - 8, but those don't come out until November. The first two Madoka movies are premiering in select US theaters in about a month, so I might try to catch those as well.

I did just purchase Super Robot Wars Z, so maybe I'll play that in the meantime. I don't speak Japanese, but with a kanji dictionary at my side I think I can get the gist of it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 24, 2012, 12:08:15 pm
Just finished with Gundam AGE yesterday. Very disappointing ending. The writing could really have been a lot better, and there was a general lack of a climactic duel.

Now, I think I'll catch up on Axis Powers Hetalia (I'm in the mood for some random silliness), and after that... I have no idea. There isn't really much on currently I'm too interested in. I might try out Full Metal Panic because I've heard it's pretty good. Or maybe Elfen Lied, which I keep wanting to watch but for some reason never seem to...

I've also pre-ordered Hellsing Ultimate vols 5 - 8, but those don't come out until November. The first two Madoka movies are premiering in select US theaters in about a month, so I might try to catch those as well.

I did just purchase Super Robot Wars Z, so maybe I'll play that in the meantime. I don't speak Japanese, but with a kanji dictionary at my side I think I can get the gist of it.

I think the harder part of the story is the ending. aways. :/
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on September 24, 2012, 02:14:43 pm
Just finished with Gundam AGE yesterday. Very disappointing ending. The writing could really have been a lot better, and there was a general lack of a climactic duel.
Unfortunately ending in manga and anime sucks more often than not. Part of the problem is that manga tends to go on forever and then some, so anime has to draw up an ending somehow and usually they fail to some decree, sometimes spectacularly.

It is my pet peeve that manga and anime in general do not have proper endings. You could watch the first three episodes, or read first six chapters and then stop there and lose nothing. There are some exceptions, some of them are really good too. For example, Full Metal Alchemist manga as well as anime adaptation (Brotherhood, not the original) had great endings that brought closure.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: watsisname on September 24, 2012, 04:38:53 pm
Anime's not really my thing, but I am currently going through FMA: Brotherhood, and freaking loving it. :3
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on September 24, 2012, 04:39:19 pm
Currently watching Samurai 7. Verdict: meh, it works well enough.
And Blue Gender. Verdict: Giant monster bugs fighting people in power armor! Sounds awesome, but in practice is a bit more mediocre.

I'm just going through Hulu, watching anything that looks interesting. Recently finished Blue Drop (short, and kinda weird) and Spice and Wolf (actually very good, for a show about the art of trade and a wolf-girl).
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Droid803 on September 24, 2012, 05:10:35 pm
Just finished with Gundam AGE yesterday. Very disappointing ending. The writing could really have been a lot better, and there was a general lack of a climactic duel.
Unfortunately ending in manga and anime sucks more often than not. Part of the problem is that manga tends to go on forever and then some, so anime has to draw up an ending somehow and usually they fail to some decree, sometimes spectacularly.

It is my pet peeve that manga and anime in general do not have proper endings. You could watch the first three episodes, or read first six chapters and then stop there and lose nothing. There are some exceptions, some of them are really good too. For example, Full Metal Alchemist manga as well as anime adaptation (Brotherhood, not the original) had great endings that brought closure.

But AGE, like *every other Gundam series* AFAIK is anime-original, and they knew fully well how many episodes they have. THEY HAVE NO EXCUSE.
Especially since pretty much *every other Gundam series* managed to at least pull that off.

I'll just chalk that up to Sunrise going full derp mode and trainwrecking; not like they haven't done it before.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 24, 2012, 06:59:18 pm
Most people are chalking it up to Sunrise allowing a video game company (Level 5) to create the series.

And actually a few Gundam series have been cut short unexpectedly. The original and Gundam X both got trimmed down from 50 episodes (though in both cases the writers managed to pull off a decent ending anyway).

And Blue Gender. Verdict: Giant monster bugs fighting people in power armor! Sounds awesome, but in practice is a bit more mediocre.

And here's another fine example of an anime that had a craptastic ending despite being... well, like Scourge said, mediocre, but not bad up to that point.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on September 24, 2012, 07:39:40 pm
I've almost finished watching Deep Space 9 via Amazon Prime.
Was gonna watch TNG next, but BSG is now on Amazon Instant Video, so might rewatch that instead. :P
Trying to get Breaking Bad DVDs from the library, and finishing up Grey's Anatomy... IDK why I like it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 24, 2012, 08:04:18 pm
I tried watching Deep Space 9 and Bashir completely ruined it for me at the start of the third episode.

"Hey everyone doing their jobs in Ops, I met that spy and he talked to me and it was all super-awesome!"

No way am I putting up with that.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on September 24, 2012, 08:40:52 pm
The last three episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist are on indefinite hiatus.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on September 24, 2012, 08:46:40 pm
I tried watching Deep Space 9 and Bashir completely ruined it for me at the start of the third episode.

"Hey everyone doing their jobs in Ops, I met that spy and he talked to me and it was all super-awesome!"

No way am I putting up with that.
Character development mother****er. Do you know of it?  :p
Then again, DS9 takes a while to get truely interesting.

Currently watching Samurai 7. Verdict: meh, it works well enough.
Samurai 7 is an odd show. It never bothers to explain the deal with the giant flying mech samurais and all that. Yet for some reason all the wierdness of the setting keeps things kinda interesting. Its just really sloppy in a lot of things, poor consistency. Like for example, there is one scene where the samurai lose their weapons as they pretend to be taken prisoner. Yet as the giant floating ship thing starts crashing down, they suddenly escape the ship with all their weapons on them. There was no way for them to have searched and found the weapons as they barged from one fight scene into the escape scene. Stuff like that, its just poorly directed.

And Blue Gender. Verdict: Giant monster bugs fighting people in power armor! Sounds awesome, but in practice is a bit more mediocre.
This show just got downright wierd near the end. And the ending was a major "What the actual **** just happened?".
Though I liked how the 'final boss':
Spoiler:
Just promptly got shot in the head after he was finished delivering his 'I'm so evil, this is my master plan' speech.


Just finished with Gundam AGE yesterday. Very disappointing ending. The writing could really have been a lot better, and there was a general lack of a climactic duel.
I haven't watched the last 3 episodes yet, but even as a big gundam fan I can only say that Gundam Age was overal just bad. It felt like a major chore just to sit through it.

SAO i'm ... iffy about. It's really predictable and cheesy at points and lol random drama, but it's still got a nice setting. Though lately its been focusing on a bit too much cyber-sex/flirting/DRAMA and not enough boss raiding. Uhm...I'll be generous and 7/10.
I'll second this opinion. I do quite enjoy it though.

Two other shows I'm watching and really like are the second season of Kyoukai senjou no horizon (wierd of a show as it is, I enjoy the **** out of it) and Oda Nobuna no Yabou.
Still need to get around starting second season of Rinne no lagrange.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 24, 2012, 09:02:16 pm
I tried watching Deep Space 9 and Bashir completely ruined it for me at the start of the third episode.

Man, stay the course. Or just skip ahead to when they get the Defiant. DS9 is a really good show.

I am finally, finally, working my way through Bablyon 5 in an organized manner.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 24, 2012, 09:09:32 pm
I tried watching Deep Space 9 and Bashir completely ruined it for me at the start of the third episode.

Man, stay the course. Or just skip ahead to when they get the Defiant. DS9 is a really good show.

I am finally, finally, working my way through Bablyon 5 in an organized manner.

DS9 is my fav Star Trek spin-off.
really awesome.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: LordMelvin on September 24, 2012, 09:47:35 pm
I tried watching Deep Space 9 and Bashir completely ruined it for me at the start of the third episode.

Man, stay the course. Or just skip ahead to when they get the Defiant. DS9 is a really good show.

I am finally, finally, working my way through Bablyon 5 in an organized manner.

DS9 is my fav Star Trek spin-off.
really awesome.

DS9 is my fav Babylon 5 rip-off.
It's pretty okay, though it could be more epic. Of course the prior existence of Q puts epic a bit harder to reach for them...

(go go gadget flamewar!)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on September 24, 2012, 10:02:17 pm
Oh you did not just go there, JMS already moved on, you should too.

Now activating Emergency OTP:

While not technically a Series, this guy's opinionated reviews are gold in my book: http://sfdebris.com/index.asp
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: General Battuta on September 24, 2012, 10:03:38 pm
ds9 and b5 were both pretty good shows by the standards of 90s television, but they just can't hold up in the current golden age.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 24, 2012, 10:05:13 pm
I tried watching Deep Space 9 and Bashir completely ruined it for me at the start of the third episode.

Man, stay the course. Or just skip ahead to when they get the Defiant. DS9 is a really good show.

I am finally, finally, working my way through Bablyon 5 in an organized manner.

DS9 is my fav Star Trek spin-off.
really awesome.

DS9 is my fav Babylon 5 rip-off.
It's pretty okay, though it could be more epic. Of course the prior existence of Q puts epic a bit harder to reach for them...

(go go gadget flamewar!)

I hate Q, he was the kind od Deus Ex machina that ruins many stories. its like putting 80 Sathanas to explode a sun t finish a story...oh wait...
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Droid803 on September 24, 2012, 10:44:01 pm
How can you hate Q (http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=19898700)? She's cute. :(
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 24, 2012, 11:09:41 pm
Of course the prior existence of Q puts epic a bit harder to reach for them...

Counterpoint: The Q and the Grey.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on September 24, 2012, 11:34:22 pm
:banghead:BAD NGTM, BAD! YOU DO NOT MENTION THE Q AND THE GREY!:hopping:

Oh god, the scriptcide of an entire species and Q's character.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 12:15:51 am
How can you hate Q (http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=19898700)? She's cute. :(


wtf is this? lol
i was talking about this Q - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBwoEXlTph0
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on September 25, 2012, 08:24:58 am
I'm kind of glad that I dropped AGE after the first season. Actually, now that I try to remember I think it's the first time I actually dropped a series by my own decision.

Though, I heard that apparently the AGE was originaly a game which had events/choises that affected to the story creating multiple ending possibilities. And the animu just picks up one of them.
Not sure about how valid this information is.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark RevenantX on September 25, 2012, 09:08:08 am
The last three episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist are on indefinite hiatus.

Um.  What?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 25, 2012, 10:13:21 am
Breaking Bad...........................



 :pimp:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: stinkyFeet on September 25, 2012, 10:21:29 am
ds9 and b5 were both pretty good shows by the standards of 90s television, but they just can't hold up in the current golden age.

What golden age? i guess HBO puts out some good stuff, but the crime dramas, reality tv, ect. seem pretty terrible to me. Everybody's struggling for money. Nothing compares to Babylon 5, yet, in terms of science fiction.

IMHO
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: The E on September 25, 2012, 10:33:33 am
ds9 and b5 were both pretty good shows by the standards of 90s television, but they just can't hold up in the current golden age.

What golden age? i guess HBO puts out some good stuff, but the crime dramas, reality tv, ect, seem pretty terrible to me. Everybody's struggling for money. Nothing compares to Babylon 5, yet, in terms of science fiction.

IMHO

For those of us primarily interested in high-concept "genre" telly, we are currently in a position of having a lot of quality on display.

As for the thread topic, I am currently watching Dr Who, Castle, The Newsroom, Burn Notice, Person of Interest.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: stinkyFeet on September 25, 2012, 10:37:10 am
Fair enough. I guess I just have weird taste. I freaking love Highlander though nobody else seems to.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scotty on September 25, 2012, 12:12:01 pm
Aside from Supernatural mentioned in my first post (Goddammit season 7.  It hurts), also watching Breaking Bad, re-watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, NCIS, and vaguely Necessary Roughness.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on September 25, 2012, 12:26:52 pm
I'm currently watching Dominion Tank Police, Samurai Champloo, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai and Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead.

Watched Baldr Force EXE until a certain "scene" in it, left me feeling thoroughly ill for a couple of days (no, the exploding heads didn't do it).

I was thinking about re-watching Cowboy Bebop but thought better of it due to the fact that after a couple of minutes of each episode I'll remember what will happen and lose interest. Does anyone know of an anime that has a similar style of lighthearted gun toting and martial arts?

And once I've finished the ones I'm watching now, I going to mix it up a little with Girls Bravo (saw a trailer years ago on a free Newtype DVD and thought it was hilarious), Excell Saga and Najica Blitz Tactics, Battle Vixens Full Metal Panic.  :nervous:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 01:09:35 pm
I'm kind of glad that I dropped AGE after the first season. Actually, now that I try to remember I think it's the first time I actually dropped a series by my own decision.

Though, I heard that apparently the AGE was originaly a game which had events/choises that affected to the story creating multiple ending possibilities. And the animu just picks up one of them.
Not sure about how valid this information is.


What is this AGE series you are talking about?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 25, 2012, 01:21:01 pm
If I recall correctly that's the "Gundam for children" show.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: General Battuta on September 25, 2012, 01:31:55 pm
ds9 and b5 were both pretty good shows by the standards of 90s television, but they just can't hold up in the current golden age.

What golden age? i guess HBO puts out some good stuff, but the crime dramas, reality tv, ect. seem pretty terrible to me. Everybody's struggling for money. Nothing compares to Babylon 5, yet, in terms of science fiction.

IMHO

B5 is practically unwatchable today for very basic reasons. While on the high level it's a landmark piece of television - at the macro level of writing, the big overarching plot, the season to season arcs  it's unmatched - at the basic level of acting, set design, and even costuming it's excruciating. Trek by comparison is dull and plays it way too safe, barring a few episodes (mostly in DS9).

Since the last decade we've had an eruption of gorgeous, tightly written, challenging scripted television. The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, BSG, so many more. There have been failures and sputters but overall scripted TV is in a great place.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 25, 2012, 01:43:39 pm
I'm kind of glad that I dropped AGE after the first season. Actually, now that I try to remember I think it's the first time I actually dropped a series by my own decision.

Though, I heard that apparently the AGE was originaly a game which had events/choises that affected to the story creating multiple ending possibilities. And the animu just picks up one of them.
Not sure about how valid this information is.


What is this AGE series you are talking about?

Gundam AGE, the latest in a long line of Gundam shows.

And no, this one wasn't so much for kids anymore than any other Gundam is. I thought we'd dealt with that misconception months ago. Having a less realistic art style does not a kids show make.

Gortef: I've heard that rumor too, and given that the game was released prior to the show's end and had at least one plotline identical to how the show ended, and the show was written by the same guys who made the game... I'm inclined to believe this one.
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Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 01:56:39 pm
I'm kind of glad that I dropped AGE after the first season. Actually, now that I try to remember I think it's the first time I actually dropped a series by my own decision.

Though, I heard that apparently the AGE was originaly a game which had events/choises that affected to the story creating multiple ending possibilities. And the animu just picks up one of them.
Not sure about how valid this information is.

What is this AGE series you are talking about?

Gundam AGE, the latest in a long line of Gundam shows.

And no, this one wasn't so much for kids anymore than any other Gundam is. I thought we'd dealt with that misconception months ago. Having a less realistic art style does not a kids show make.

Gortef: I've heard that rumor too, and given that the game was released prior to the show's end and had at least one plotline identical to how the show ended, and the show was written by the same guys who made the game... I'm inclined to believe this one.

Ah!

i see.
 tha only AGE i know is the strategy game xD
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on September 25, 2012, 02:09:55 pm
B5 is practically unwatchable today for very basic reasons. While on the high level it's a landmark piece of television - at the macro level of writing, the big overarching plot, the season to season arcs  it's unmatched - at the basic level of acting, set design, and even costuming it's excruciating. Trek by comparison is dull and plays it way too safe, barring a few episodes (mostly in DS9).

Since the last decade we've had an eruption of gorgeous, tightly written, challenging scripted television. The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, BSG, so many more. There have been failures and sputters but overall scripted TV is in a great place.
:wtf: You must be smoking some good stuff there. Particularly acting of Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas still is very enjoyable to watch. Rest of the cast wasn't that bad either. Many of them got better after the first season. As for costumes, I still don't view them bad by any measure. Sure, there were some that sucked but were seen only in one or very few episodes. Those that we saw very often were pretty good, such as Narn ones. And I don't know what you're complaining about the sets. Only The Gathering had horrible sets, thankfully it was vastly improved for actual series and gradually improved.

Also, BSG was good only up to end of second season. The rest of it was pretty much crap. Honestly, I don't know why are you even listing BSG among the others you mentioned. If you merit the show for its first two seasons only, certainly. But in that case the series lacks good ending and conclusion, dropping rating significantly and making it no better than any other cancelled series like Firefly. If we measure the series for full four seasons, it's pretty bad.

Because of what a failure BSG eventually was, I regret I even bought first two season DVD's. Ugh. Well, Stargate SG-1 ranks as my number 1 sci-fi series and B5 is good 2nd. Just like Firefly, BSG is nothing but a novelty, a promise of something that was supposed to be great.
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Post by: General Battuta on September 25, 2012, 02:15:40 pm
Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas were both amazing, but the rest of the cast never pushed much past 'good enough' and often collapsed into 'dreadful', in no small part because of the dialogue they were given.

Twin Peaks also fell apart after its first season but it's still an incredible piece of television if you just look at the good stuff. BSG and Twin Peaks both made enduring, powerful artistic statements during the time they were on top of their game - the rest can be set aside. Stargate SG-1 was a fun show but it's mostly just genre comfort food.
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Post by: Fury on September 25, 2012, 02:17:41 pm
Stargate SG-1 was a fun show but it's mostly just genre comfort food.
:wtf:
Pardon me for a minute. I need to check my blood pressure.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 02:18:55 pm
B5 is practically unwatchable today for very basic reasons. While on the high level it's a landmark piece of television - at the macro level of writing, the big overarching plot, the season to season arcs  it's unmatched - at the basic level of acting, set design, and even costuming it's excruciating. Trek by comparison is dull and plays it way too safe, barring a few episodes (mostly in DS9).

Since the last decade we've had an eruption of gorgeous, tightly written, challenging scripted television. The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, BSG, so many more. There have been failures and sputters but overall scripted TV is in a great place.
:wtf: You must be smoking some good stuff there. Particularly acting of Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas still is very enjoyable to watch. Rest of the cast wasn't that bad either. Many of them got better after the first season. As for costumes, I still don't view them bad by any measure. Sure, there were some that sucked but were seen only in one or very few episodes. Those that we saw very often were pretty good, such as Narn ones. And I don't know what you're complaining about the sets. Only The Gathering had horrible sets, thankfully it was vastly improved for actual series and gradually improved.

Also, BSG was good only up to end of second season. The rest of it was pretty much crap. Honestly, I don't know why are you even listing BSG among the others you mentioned. If you merit the show for its first two seasons only, certainly. But in that case the series lacks good ending and conclusion, dropping rating significantly and making it no better than any other cancelled series like Firefly. If we measure the series for full four seasons, it's pretty bad.


Because of what a failure BSG eventually was, I regret I even bought first two season DVD's. Ugh. Well, Stargate SG-1 ranks as my number 1 sci-fi series and B5 is good 2nd. Just like Firefly, BSG is nothing but a novelty, a promise of something that was supposed to be great.

B5 was a great show and have pretty interesting concepts behind it, and the universe can always be expanded, se for examples the expanded universe of star wars and KOTOR 2 who had better stories than the original movies.

Unhapily i have to agree whitch you about BSG, they screwed big time in the season 4 woth all that religious crap they putted in.

Firefly had a great story, too bad it wasn´t finalised the way it should be. :/

And Sopranos is a little bit old to be considered "current" for today´s tv no?
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 25, 2012, 02:58:15 pm
General Battuta probably dislikes A Game of Thrones, too. :p
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Post by: General Battuta on September 25, 2012, 02:59:00 pm
GoT is okay, and contains some brilliance.
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Post by: Droid803 on September 25, 2012, 03:34:26 pm
How can you hate Q (http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=19898700)? She's cute. :(


wtf is this? lol
i was talking about this Q - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBwoEXlTph0

I don't know anything involving 3D people.
I linked Q, from [C].
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: starbug on September 25, 2012, 03:56:54 pm
At the moment, apart from Doctor Who and New tricks i don't watch any TV as i think at the moment TV is pretty well crap, I am so sick of reality TV shows i just don't get the interest in them.

So the DVDs and online programs i watch are

Top Gear Challenges
New Tricks
Doctor Who(classic era)
Stargate Atlantis, i will never know why they canceled it in favor of the crap show that was Universe. They should never have tried to have done a BSG show it was just utter crap. Atlantis was really good and had some truly fantastic characters and heartbreaking moments.

Transformers Prime which is actually really good.
I have just finished watching Gundam wing and Endless Waltz, i know a lot of people dislike it but i enjoyed it.
Paltarbor(spelling) 2, This took me by suprise and got me into anima, it has a brillant plot and is very well animated. It really is a good film.
Samurai Jack, just epic.

Deep space 9 for me really gets good from the series 2 final, when we first get to see the Dominion in action. After that the best star trek series. B5 is still really good better than a lot of the crud we get on TV today. I can only watch it up till season 4. I think it should of ended there as season 5 was pretty bad.

Are there any proper Scifi shows being made and i am not talking about things like twilight etc, that's not science fiction. The only one i can think of that is still being made is Doctor Who, even the SyFy channel(UK) hardly shows anything science fiction these days.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: General Battuta on September 25, 2012, 04:02:41 pm
Fringe, Person of Interest
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Post by: Rodo on September 25, 2012, 04:23:59 pm
I was thinking about re-watching Cowboy Bebop but thought better of it due to the fact that after a couple of minutes of each episode I'll remember what will happen and lose interest. Does anyone know of an anime that has a similar style of lighthearted gun toting and martial arts?

Black Lagoon?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 04:29:03 pm
At the moment, apart from Doctor Who and New tricks i don't watch any TV as i think at the moment TV is pretty well crap, I am so sick of reality TV shows i just don't get the interest in them.

So the DVDs and online programs i watch are

Top Gear Challenges
New Tricks
Doctor Who(classic era)
Stargate Atlantis, i will never know why they canceled it in favor of the crap show that was Universe. They should never have tried to have done a BSG show it was just utter crap. Atlantis was really good and had some truly fantastic characters and heartbreaking moments.

Transformers Prime which is actually really good.
I have just finished watching Gundam wing and Endless Waltz, i know a lot of people dislike it but i enjoyed it.
Paltarbor(spelling) 2, This took me by suprise and got me into anima, it has a brillant plot and is very well animated. It really is a good film.
Samurai Jack, just epic.

Deep space 9 for me really gets good from the series 2 final, when we first get to see the Dominion in action. After that the best star trek series. B5 is still really good better than a lot of the crud we get on TV today. I can only watch it up till season 4. I think it should of ended there as season 5 was pretty bad.

Are there any proper Scifi shows being made and i am not talking about things like twilight etc, that's not science fiction. The only one i can think of that is still being made is Doctor Who, even the SyFy channel(UK) hardly shows anything science fiction these days.

There will be ever an ending to Doctor Who? D:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: General Battuta on September 25, 2012, 04:32:10 pm
Doctor Who doesn't really have an ongoing story arc, so no, it doesn't have a particular place to end.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 04:45:40 pm
Doctor Who doesn't really have an ongoing story arc, so no, it doesn't have a particular place to end.

so, whats the great appeal of the series? just a bunch of random adventures which random people and random aliens?
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Post by: General Battuta on September 25, 2012, 04:50:45 pm
no
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Post by: Dark Hunter on September 25, 2012, 04:53:09 pm
Doctor Who doesn't really have an ongoing story arc, so no, it doesn't have a particular place to end.

so, whats the great appeal of the series? just a bunch of random adventures which random people and random aliens?

For me, it's just watching the Doctor's wacky antics. The guy (whomever is playing him at the moment) is just fun to watch. And to see what utterly insane scheme he will pull off next.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 25, 2012, 04:56:18 pm
I heard it took the Doctor a while to actually screw something in with his sonic screwdriver. :p
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Post by: starbug on September 25, 2012, 05:00:45 pm
Doctor who does have some story arcs new series normally does have a story arc, but the classic series sometimes had a story arc covering a couple of stories. The latest series has dropped the complicated story arcs for individual small movie episodes.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 05:07:56 pm
Doctor who does have some story arcs new series normally does have a story arc, but the classic series sometimes had a story arc covering a couple of stories. The latest series has dropped the complicated story arcs for individual small movie episodes.

So you saying....they ar edumbed down? like Mass Effect 3? (haters gonna hate)
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Post by: General Battuta on September 25, 2012, 05:11:08 pm
you are beginning to seem a little dumb
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Post by: starbug on September 25, 2012, 05:57:14 pm
Quote
So you saying....they ar edumbed down? like Mass Effect 3? (haters gonna hate)   

No its nothing like mass effect 3. The original series had no story arcs per say, it was when the show came back in 2005 they introduced series story arcs, now for the current series they wanted to try something different and make each episode a mini blockbuster movie, which will lead up to the shows big 50th anniversary episode. Anyway a tv show doesnt have to have overlay complicated story arcs like BSG to be good. As others have pointed out what makes doctor who appealling is the characters and each story is something different, one do can be a comedy, next one is a gothic horror style and you also get emotinal stories.
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Post by: FireSpawn on September 25, 2012, 05:59:12 pm
Doctor who does have some story arcs new series normally does have a story arc, but the classic series sometimes had a story arc covering a couple of stories. The latest series has dropped the complicated story arcs for individual small movie episodes.

So you saying....they ar edumbed down? like Mass Effect 3? (haters gonna hate)
I want to dust off my old pitch soaked stick, spark a match and then start swinging with fiery abandon....But alas! I do try so hard to not flame people here. So I will avoid this particular subject, and pretend that I didn't just use this particular segment of my post to just fill space and make me seem more interesting than I actually am.

I was thinking about re-watching Cowboy Bebop but thought better of it due to the fact that after a couple of minutes of each episode I'll remember what will happen and lose interest. Does anyone know of an anime that has a similar style of lighthearted gun toting and martial arts?

Black Lagoon?

I watched a little of it, and it doesn't really grab me the same way Bebop and Trigun did. It's just something about the style and feel of those series that I can't describe, yet want to see again.
Meh, I might just watch ChronoCrusade agai- No. No I won't. I'm not fond of crying at the end. Perhaps I'll watch Clannad inst-   :blah:
...
...
 :(

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Post by: Madrox on September 25, 2012, 06:04:03 pm
Quote
I want to dust off my old pitch soaked stick, spark a match and then start swinging with fiery abandon....But alas! I do try so hard to not flame people here. So I will avoid this particular subject, and pretend that I didn't just use this particular segment of my post to just fill space and make me seem more interesting than I actually am.

Wut?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on September 25, 2012, 09:11:34 pm
Bebop, Trigun

Outlaw Star

Thus completing the triumvirate of 1998 space westerns.
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Post by: Droid803 on September 25, 2012, 09:19:53 pm
Right, I really ought to finish GitS 2nd Gig one of these days but HOMEWORK. ****.
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Post by: Rodo on September 25, 2012, 09:49:01 pm
I watched a little of it, and it doesn't really grab me the same way Bebop and Trigun did. It's just something about the style and feel of those series that I can't describe, yet want to see again.
Meh, I might just watch ChronoCrusade agai- No. No I won't. I'm not fond of crying at the end. Perhaps I'll watch Clannad inst-   :blah:
...
...
 :(

Go for the OVA directly, IIRC there was no need to watch the series to enjoy it.

So much blood... oh yes.
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Post by: lostllama on September 28, 2012, 08:18:08 am
I'm not watching it right now, but I'm considering watching Continuum.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: -Sara- on September 28, 2012, 12:51:56 pm
Series:

Angel
Game of Thrones (about to start on those)


Anime:

Star Wars - Clone Wars Season 5 (Well not really anime, more CGI animated, they got big eyes though)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Bobboau on September 29, 2012, 12:53:01 am
Anime:

Star Wars - Clone Wars Season 5 (Well not really anime, more CGI animated, they got big eyes though)

ಠ_ಠ
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 29, 2012, 01:52:01 am
Dear god, you actually do that to yourself?

I am currently watching Crest of the Stars on advice from #wod (well, Spoon, but same thing really since he rules with a very benevolent iron fist :P).
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Post by: The E on September 29, 2012, 03:25:54 am
Breaking news:

Vegas and Last Resort are really, really good.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on September 30, 2012, 03:29:36 am
Vegas? Never heard of it. Wait... Dennis Quaid? Carrie-Anne Moss? Michael Chiklis? I have to see this. Don't know about Last Resort, but maybe I should give it a shot too.

I'm currently watching Alphas, Castle, Grimm, NCIS, Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory.

Waiting for Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Spartacus, Suits, Supernatural, The Legend of Korra, The Walking Dead and True Blood to resume airing.

Seen all episodes of previously mentioned up to now.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: flecht on September 30, 2012, 07:29:01 am
I am currently watching Crest of the Stars
Don't forget about Banner of the Stars.  :P

To be honest, I can't imagine this thread without Legend of Galactic Heroes. Nobody watched it?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on September 30, 2012, 02:44:26 pm
Watching it at this moment with a group of friends, actually.  We're at...I guess it's 70 of the 110 episodes in the main series now, and then I assume we'll move on to the prequel series.  It's an amazing piece of work.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: -Sara- on October 01, 2012, 09:04:55 am
Anime:

Star Wars - Clone Wars Season 5 (Well not really anime, more CGI animated, they got big eyes though)

ಠ_ಠ

Don't worry, I don't agree with them utterly butchering the canon either. :P But something can still be fun to watch. It's like with those movie critics that say almost any movie is bad. Most movies are bad, but they're still fun to watch.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on October 01, 2012, 09:30:50 am
I actually like the Clone Wars CGI, I find it's continuity much better than the Expanded Crappyverse that has been made by amateurs through the years (*COUGH*DARK EMPIRE*COUGH*)

Spoiler:
Plus they killed the nightsisters,
yes please.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on October 01, 2012, 03:03:44 pm
To be honest, I can't imagine this thread without Legend of Galactic Heroes. Nobody watched it?

Seen the series but haven't seen the movies yet. Space Soap Opera at it's best.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: LHN91 on October 01, 2012, 03:12:34 pm
To be honest, I can't imagine this thread without Legend of Galactic Heroes. Nobody watched it?

Seen the series but haven't seen the movies yet. Space Soap Opera at it's best.

Been through the series at least twice. It is excellent, though I know that many people take issue with the ending.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on October 01, 2012, 05:33:49 pm
It's all about 'Space Precinct'. No other sci-fi show can top it, maybe except for 'Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century'. Art at it's finest.  :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Madrox on October 02, 2012, 01:54:14 pm
Im watching Stargate Sg1 now. \o/
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Post by: Sarafan on October 02, 2012, 03:46:40 pm
To be honest, I can't imagine this thread without Legend of Galactic Heroes. Nobody watched it?

I've watched it thanks to Central Anime. 110 episodes of awesome along with 2 ovas of more awesome plus 2 movies of awesome. :yes:

Spoiler:
Yang should have ignored his orders and blown the Brunhilde to bits, now that would've been a twist to the show!
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Post by: Mongoose on October 02, 2012, 04:29:49 pm
Whatever that says, thanks muchly for spoiler-ing it.  I was ready to bite someone's head off if they let any hints slip. :p
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Post by: Rodo on October 02, 2012, 04:33:12 pm
Galactic Heroes? mmm... need to check out.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 02, 2012, 04:44:15 pm
Spoiler:
It is an awesome ride until the final season when the war's over and all the insanely brilliant Imperial strategists are left with nothing to do but boring administrative tasks.  Emperor Reinhart von Lohengramm who has to deal with administrating an interstellar empire is a much less awesome character than Grand Admiral Reinhart von Lohengramm who defeats his enemies with flair and panache.
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on October 02, 2012, 05:19:58 pm
Caprica... any good?
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Post by: Madrox on October 02, 2012, 05:26:06 pm
Caprica... any good?

It tells the story before BSG.
i think its quite good.
altough i only saw 3 episodes of it. xD
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Post by: LordMelvin on October 02, 2012, 06:29:46 pm
Caprica... any good?

It's a slow burn of a show - it takes its time, gets to know the characters and their world(s), builds a coherent society with multiple competing factions, and only then starts to have the wheels come off and everything dissolve into wacky hijinks, just in time to be cancelled. It's not directly dependant on BSG, though an understanding of the BSG world will give the series a richer tone, and is well worth marathonning sometime when you've a (long) weekend free.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on October 02, 2012, 06:33:56 pm
Maybe I'll call in sick to work one day and watch it... :drevil:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: LordMelvin on October 02, 2012, 06:40:07 pm
... one day ...

You might want to give yourself two - it's eighteen episodes (ninteen hours of tv, with the full pilot), which, even figuring 45 minutes on the hour once you strip commercial breaks, is a bit much for a one-day jag...
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Sarafan on October 02, 2012, 09:29:37 pm
Spoiler:
It is an awesome ride until the final season when the war's over and all the insanely brilliant Imperial strategists are left with nothing to do but boring administrative tasks.  Emperor Reinhart von Lohengramm who has to deal with administrating an interstellar empire is a much less awesome character than Grand Admiral Reinhart von Lohengramm who defeats his enemies with flair and panache.

Spoiler:
Ha! Too true, even if he was equally gifted at administrating the Empire you could see the obvious weakness oh Reinhart, a major lack of patience. It was sad that he died but I thought it was fitting for the character, he never would've adjusted to peace.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 02, 2012, 10:27:34 pm
Spoiler:
My other biggest issue is that all the brilliant guys die sucky deaths.  Reinhard has his lungs incurably dissolve, Yang bleeds out hopelessly and alone from a shot to the femoral artery, and the former leader of Phezzan dies of an inoperable brain tumor.  The only really badass death I can think of is the leader of the Rosenritter who dies knee-deep in enemy corpses.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Sarafan on October 03, 2012, 01:16:26 am
Spoiler:
My other biggest issue is that all the brilliant guys die sucky deaths.  Reinhard has his lungs incurably dissolve, Yang bleeds out hopelessly and alone from a shot to the femoral artery, and the former leader of Phezzan dies of an inoperable brain tumor.  The only really badass death I can think of is the leader of the Rosenritter who dies knee-deep in enemy corpses.

Spoiler:
And even he died because he wasnt paying attention, to me the best death was Admiral Bucock at Mar-Adetta (the asteroid battle), thats a heck of a way to go! Yang's death was ironic I thought, an assassination attempt by extremists on a major figure of his time, as a historian he should have seen that coming...
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Post by: Madrox on October 03, 2012, 02:41:53 am
So mcuh spoilers! :D
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 03, 2012, 11:16:38 am
Spoiler:
And even he died because he wasnt paying attention, to me the best death was Admiral Bucock at Mar-Adetta (the asteroid battle), thats a heck of a way to go! Yang's death was ironic I thought, an assassination attempt by extremists on a major figure of his time, as a historian he should have seen that coming...
Spoiler:
Damn, I completely forgot about his death until you reminded me of it.  Yeah, that's got to be the best.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Sarafan on October 03, 2012, 11:20:46 am
Spoiler:
Damn, I completely forgot about his death until you reminded me of it.  Yeah, that's got to be the best.

Spoiler:
There's also Farenheit's death, didnt see that one coming, Lutz I think was good one too. The series certainly wasnt afraid of killing off major characters.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 03, 2012, 11:27:31 am
Spoiler:
Definitely.  I wasn't expecting Kircheis to get killed so early.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Sarafan on October 03, 2012, 11:33:48 am
Spoiler:
But if he hadnt died, as Yang notes, he would've taken steps to coexist with the Alliance rather than allowing Reinhart to conquer it, he had to be removed for the plot's sake.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 03, 2012, 12:05:17 pm
Spoiler:
Screw Reinhart's wishes, I want democracy. :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on October 03, 2012, 12:44:16 pm

Spoiler:
I just want to fit in.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on October 03, 2012, 01:12:45 pm
Spoiler:
Hah, made you read!
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Sarafan on October 03, 2012, 01:28:58 pm
Spoiler:
Screw Reinhart's wishes, I want democracy. :P

Spoiler:
I know! I want it too, thats why I said Yang should have shot him when he had the chance. The Imperial Admirals and Oberstein turning on each other for power would've been awesome! Reuenthal emperor! :drevil:


Spoiler:
I just want to fit in.


Spoiler:
Did no one else watched this series? :lol:

Spoiler:
Hah, made you read!

Fell for that...
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 03, 2012, 03:06:21 pm
Spoiler:
I keep trying to finish this series, but it's a hard watch. Boring Germans In Space. And yet not.

I broke out my Batman TAS DVDs again. For some reason, this series never manages to disappoint me, unlike my other childhood favorites.
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Post by: Scotty on October 03, 2012, 03:19:57 pm
It's gotta be Mark Hamil.  Best Joker.  Best Joker laugh.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 03, 2012, 04:33:55 pm
That, plus Kevin Conroy, plus the great writing.
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Post by: Scotty on October 03, 2012, 05:17:32 pm
Supernatural season 8 premier tonight.  Yay.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 03, 2012, 07:15:03 pm
Just stumbled across a trailer and review for 'Last Exile'. Style reminds me a little of 'Metropolis' if only with the tech, and the action looks crisp and appropriately bloody. I'll think more about nabbing this for once I'm done with my current line up, in the morning.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on October 03, 2012, 07:35:32 pm
Just stumbled across a trailer and review for 'Last Exile'. Style reminds me a little of 'Metropolis' if only with the tech, and the action looks crisp and appropriately bloody. I'll think more about nabbing this for once I'm done with my current line up, in the morning.

Do so, at once. It is excellent. Probably won't have as much violence as you're expecting, but still excellent.
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Post by: flecht on October 05, 2012, 05:08:09 am
Spoiler:
Screw Reinhart's wishes, I want democracy. :P
Spoiler:
Democracy corrupted to the bone?  I'm in! :p
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Post by: Sarafan on October 05, 2012, 01:47:44 pm

Spoiler:
Better a corrupt democracy than an good empire.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 05, 2012, 01:57:52 pm

Spoiler:
Better a corrupt democracy than an good empire.
Would rather have a good empire. At least that way if things all turn to ****, you know who to shoot/stab/poison/teleport half their body three feet to the left.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 05, 2012, 03:20:53 pm
Crap...now all the spoilers are naked. :p

(Until you pull a force-refresh, that is.)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 05, 2012, 04:00:07 pm
Watched Diebuster again. Still not as good as the original Gunbuster, but I love all the callbacks to the original in this series.

"Fluctuating Gravity Well" is up there in terms of strangest monster names I've ever heard, though. Sounds better than "Space Monster", I guess.
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Post by: redsniper on October 05, 2012, 07:41:25 pm
They just called them that because that was how they initially detected it. They didn't know it was a monster at first. IIRC.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 05, 2012, 11:51:42 pm
Yeah, I realize that.

Also, is it just me or were the Fluctuating Gravity Wells a lot scarier than the Space Monsters of Gunbuster? I don't remember any of them screaming (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbhYtvAMZWk), or being anywhere near that powerful.

Maybe it's just because
Spoiler:
mankind's technology has degraded so much that even one Monster is capable of devastating them... when in ages past they could fight off swarms of billions... really throws into relief the sheer power of degeneracy reactors.
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Post by: redsniper on October 07, 2012, 04:55:20 pm
Yeah, I like to think it was done to make the first war seem that much more epic and to elevate Noriko and Onee-sama's accomplishments.
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Post by: jg18 on October 07, 2012, 10:52:19 pm
A group of other CS grad students and I are watching Moyashimon Returns, Gurren Lagann, Darker Than Black, Natsume Yujin-cho, and Samurai Champloo.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 08, 2012, 01:50:49 am
Just started "A Certain Magical Index", which I've heard a lot about.

So far it's interesting. But if I'm reading up on the series correctly, it's yet another one that doesn't get through the original source?  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Mongoose on October 08, 2012, 03:27:20 am
Trying to work through my fairly-substantial DVD backlog, and the current target is Mushi-shi.  The first episode fits what I've heard about it, which is almost all good stuff.  It reminds me a little bit of Kino's Journey.
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Post by: Ghostavo on October 08, 2012, 12:07:59 pm
Just started "A Certain Magical Index", which I've heard a lot about.

So far it's interesting. But if I'm reading up on the series correctly, it's yet another one that doesn't get through the original source?  :rolleyes:

There are currently 26 main novels, the two seasons cover 13 of them.

Also, Accelerator is a badass among badasses.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 08, 2012, 02:26:33 pm
Are they planning to adapt the full 26 novels, or just halt at season 2? Or is this not known?

Also, Accelerator is OP as all get-out. At least, from what I've heard. He still hasn't actually shown up as far as I've watched.
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Post by: Ghostavo on October 08, 2012, 03:43:02 pm
Are they planning to adapt the full 26 novels, or just halt at season 2? Or is this not known?

Also, Accelerator is OP as all get-out. At least, from what I've heard. He still hasn't actually shown up as far as I've watched.

No idea regarding a 3rd season.

I kinda want to see a To Aru Badass no Accelerator spin off. His rants against his opponents are just epic in the novels.
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Post by: AtomicClucker on October 08, 2012, 05:17:30 pm
Just started "A Certain Magical Index", which I've heard a lot about.

So far it's interesting. But if I'm reading up on the series correctly, it's yet another one that doesn't get through the original source?  :rolleyes:

There are currently 26 main novels, the two seasons cover 13 of them.

Also, Accelerator is a badass among badasses.

Light novels are meh in my opinion, but yes Accelerator is badass and follows in House's curmudgeon mentality :D
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Post by: Sarafan on October 09, 2012, 11:29:27 pm
Watching Seitokai Yakuindomo, nice enough anime. Does anyone have other suggestions of similar shows? Slice of life, comedy stuff.
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Post by: Scotty on October 10, 2012, 03:48:43 pm
Recently started watching Gravity Falls.  How did I not find this show before?
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Post by: Droid803 on October 10, 2012, 05:33:23 pm
Watching Seitokai Yakuindomo, nice enough anime. Does anyone have other suggestions of similar shows? Slice of life, comedy stuff.

Plenty of that, though none as uh...filled with just innuendo and not actually explicit scenes.

Well uh...I've never really done recommendations before but in said genre I can say I found these ones similar and really liked them:
Seitokai no Ichizon (second season of this is airing soon! /excite)
Yuru Yuri (second season just finished! /cry)

your mileage may vary, much less crude jokes, so possibly much less funny (or just funny in a different way).
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Post by: Gortef on October 11, 2012, 03:51:08 am
World of Tanks The Anime

(http://www.animenfo.com/image/anime_5105.jpg)
Girls und Panzer

First episode didn't have much tanks except for the teaser scenes with a bad frame rate before the OP. Just like in the first manga chapter.
There should be more when the series goes further, but I don't really know since I haven read any more than the first chapter.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 11, 2012, 05:13:11 am
I'm still trying to figure out how people are watching that...
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Post by: Ravenholme on October 11, 2012, 05:35:54 am
Watching Seitokai Yakuindomo, nice enough anime. Does anyone have other suggestions of similar shows? Slice of life, comedy stuff.

Plenty of that, though none as uh...filled with just innuendo and not actually explicit scenes.

Well uh...I've never really done recommendations before but in said genre I can say I found these ones similar and really liked them:
Seitokai no Ichizon (second season of this is airing soon! /excite)
Yuru Yuri (second season just finished! /cry)

your mileage may vary, much less crude jokes, so possibly much less funny (or just funny in a different way).

Well, going with "Slice of Life/Comedy", I love Working!! (Just watching the second season of it with the girlfriend)
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Post by: Gortef on October 12, 2012, 05:25:12 am
I'm still trying to figure out how people are watching that...

Cute girls and Tanks... what else could be the reasons? A somewhat odd combination I agree, but I've heard worse.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 12, 2012, 06:46:16 am
I'm still trying to figure out how people are watching that...

Cute girls and Tanks... what else could be the reasons? A somewhat odd combination I agree, but I've heard worse.

Like cute girls and heli-legs.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 12, 2012, 08:24:54 am
Cute girls and Tanks... what else could be the reasons? A somewhat odd combination I agree, but I've heard worse.

How. Not why.

And I found out.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 12, 2012, 02:20:10 pm
I really don't get why people eat up all of those items-anthropomorphized-as-cute-girls series.  Oddly enough, the only thing like that I ever had any interest in was Hetalia, which is primarily intended for female fans to write slashfic about. :D
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Post by: redsniper on October 12, 2012, 03:43:42 pm
FreeSpace fighter musume when?? :p
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 12, 2012, 07:28:27 pm
I really don't get why people eat up all of those items-anthropomorphized-as-cute-girls series.  Oddly enough, the only thing like that I ever had any interest in was Hetalia, which is primarily intended for female fans to write slashfic about. :D

No, this time it's literally about cute girls driving a tank. (A Panzer IIIN to be exact.) And there's hints of some kind of tournament arc or other madness going on and yeah, what.
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Post by: Sarafan on October 13, 2012, 02:01:33 pm

Plenty of that, though none as uh...filled with just innuendo and not actually explicit scenes.

Well uh...I've never really done recommendations before but in said genre I can say I found these ones similar and really liked them:
Seitokai no Ichizon (second season of this is airing soon! /excite)
Yuru Yuri (second season just finished! /cry)

your mileage may vary, much less crude jokes, so possibly much less funny (or just funny in a different way).

Well, going with "Slice of Life/Comedy", I love Working!! (Just watching the second season of it with the girlfriend)
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Thanks, I'll check those out, do you know any more that are like School Rumble?
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 13, 2012, 11:50:08 pm
So, there's going to be a new Sailor Moon.

**** it. I watched the old one.
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Post by: Gortef on October 14, 2012, 08:56:57 am
Like cute girls and heli-legs.

Actually that's not worse, it's better. Strike Witches was/is great. :D
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Post by: Gortef on October 14, 2012, 09:57:49 am
FreeSpace fighter musume when?? :p

Mean something like this?

(http://koti.mbnet.fi/gortef/hlp/Hercules_mk2_Musume.JPG)

(god it became crappy in all levels, even for a 10min scribble)
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Post by: Mongoose on October 14, 2012, 04:35:19 pm
Like cute girls and heli-legs.

Actually that's not worse, it's better. Strike Witches was/is great. :D
If you enjoy prepubescent female crotch shots, I suppose. :p
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 14, 2012, 04:54:14 pm
Like cute girls and heli-legs.

Actually that's not worse, it's better. Strike Witches was/is great. :D
If you enjoy prepubescent female crotch shots, I suppose. :p

That's the thing that put me off it. Now I don't mind fanservice, but I couldn't even get past the first episode! For God's sake girls, PUT ON SOME DAMNED TROUSERS! (or shorts, if those heli-leg things don't allow them.)
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Post by: redsniper on October 14, 2012, 08:20:30 pm
Mean something like this?

Hercules_mk2_Musume.JPG

Bahahahaha! Yeah, more or less. :p
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 14, 2012, 08:30:30 pm
Like cute girls and heli-legs.

Actually that's not worse, it's better. Strike Witches was/is great. :D
If you enjoy prepubescent female crotch shots, I suppose. :p

That's what disappointed me about Strike Witches. Too much emphasis on fanservice and not enough on the character development (though what was there was pretty good). And the historical in-jokes were kind of fun.

Not sure if I'll watch the second season or not.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on October 15, 2012, 03:14:33 am
Thanks, I'll check those out, do you know any more that are like School Rumble?

Try Azumanga Daioh if you haven't already. It's hilarious, though it focuses on the girls and doesn't really bother with mentioning many boys, and therefore doesn't go to romance much, it's excellent.
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Post by: Gortef on October 15, 2012, 05:24:54 am
Not sure if I'll watch the second season or not.

If you finished the first season, then I'd recommend you do watch the second one aswell.
Though if you're unsure about the fanservice then you could skip episode 7 I guess...
Spoiler:
It has a Neuroi Bug that likes to hide inside pants/panties. And of course it roams around the base.
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Post by: Gortef on October 15, 2012, 07:09:08 am
Mean something like this?

Hercules_mk2_Musume.JPG

Bahahahaha! Yeah, more or less. :p

If done Fumikane style, it would be rather awesome and cute.
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Post by: Rodo on October 15, 2012, 08:55:48 am
Yesterday I watched 3 episodes in a row of Shinsekai Yori after reading a few good reviews. Must say the story is kinda intriguing...

I wanna know what happens next, hope to see some kid loosing it and going on a killingspree or something.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 18, 2012, 09:14:31 pm
Why the (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6050/6351719411_6aeae0f568_z.jpg) did I decide to torture myself at three in the morning with This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ7NyOR_vPI&feature=related)?
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 18, 2012, 09:29:20 pm
If you're watching (or playing) something made by Key, you have to kind of expect that.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 18, 2012, 09:34:46 pm
If you're watching (or playing) something made by Key, you have to kind of expect that.

I already watched the series a few months back, and for some reason felt like punishing myself with one of the saddest moments in the show.  :banghead:
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Post by: Mongoose on October 19, 2012, 01:41:27 pm
Not that I've watched one, but just from reading about them, I don't think I could ever take any Key-derived series seriously.  They seem to ply their trade in crazy scenarios specifically designed for emotional manipulation, as opposed to more organic character development.  Like, think of me what you will, but I just chuckled at that video clip. :p
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Post by: Sarafan on October 19, 2012, 04:12:15 pm
Thanks, I'll check those out, do you know any more that are like School Rumble?

Try Azumanga Daioh if you haven't already. It's hilarious, though it focuses on the girls and doesn't really bother with mentioning many boys, and therefore doesn't go to romance much, it's excellent.

Yeah, I've watched Azumanga, I have the manga, its hilarious. Watched the first episode of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, seems interesting.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 19, 2012, 04:22:04 pm
Not that I've watched one, but just from reading about them, I don't think I could ever take any Key-derived series seriously.  They seem to ply their trade in crazy scenarios specifically designed for emotional manipulation, as opposed to more organic character development.  Like, think of me what you will, but I just chuckled at that video clip. :p

If I'd just watched that clip on its own before watching the series, I'd most likely share your thoughts. But I watched it, and I found it genuinely sad (it actually caused a...few man-tears) at that point. Others? Not so much, save one or two other scenes.

And yeah, they do use emotional manipulation rather liberally in Angel Beats, as the world it's set in creates a depressing current from the start and they proceed to rub it in throughout. But damn, they are effective at making people feel sad.
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Post by: AtomicClucker on October 20, 2012, 04:10:17 pm
Started JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Verdict is awesome, and wary the mask.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 24, 2012, 01:06:17 am
Finished Index season 1. Going to start Railgun now (I know a lot of it is filler, but dammit, it has Misaka in it!). Definitely buying Index's dub when it hits shelves in a couple of months (and, Funi, you'd better release a Railgun dub, too!).

I'll watch Index S2 later (more Accelerator!), and apparently they're coming out with a movie and a second Railgun season in Japan pretty soon. Things are looking good for the anime, I'd say.

I glanced briefly at the light novel versions of some of the scenes I'd seen. I think I'll read those when I have time. They do a much better job of explaining the background details (I didn't really see the implications of Aleister's shenanigans in the last couple of episodes, or the "Sisters" network, until I read the novel version).
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Post by: FlamingCobra on October 24, 2012, 03:58:18 pm
Omamori Himari
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Post by: ssmit132 on October 24, 2012, 07:39:16 pm
I actually have a friend who's trying to find some anime for me to try (in particular finding some legal links because that's how I roll). His first recommendation was Ghost In The Shell, but unfortunately the YouTube channel it was on disallowed viewing from Australia (they did that to Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagaan as well, which sucks since I wanted to try that afterwards). I do know that I will try to watch them both sometime, as well as Azumanga Daioh. :)

I bought and watched the first series of the original Transformers, too. Yeah it's a kids cartoon but so what? :p
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 24, 2012, 08:27:23 pm
Try www.animefreak.tv (http://www.animefreak.tv). As far as I can tell, it's legal and has a large range of anime.
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Post by: LHN91 on October 24, 2012, 11:04:47 pm
Try www.animefreak.tv (http://www.animefreak.tv). As far as I can tell, it's legal and has a large range of anime.

Animefreak works, just be prepared for it to be rather low quality and to be using whatever fansub group's subs came out first. Sometimes the subs are laughably bad. Then again, until fairly recently animefreak was where I got most of my anime.

Living in the boondocks and having to drive into town and park outside family members houses to grab their internet to watch anime on a laptop running off a power inverter is kinda not fun.
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Post by: Fury on October 24, 2012, 11:40:33 pm
Living in the boondocks and having to drive into town and park outside family members houses to grab their internet to watch anime on a laptop running off a power inverter is kinda not fun.
That's what I call dedication. :lol:
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Post by: LHN91 on October 24, 2012, 11:49:08 pm
Living in the boondocks and having to drive into town and park outside family members houses to grab their internet to watch anime on a laptop running off a power inverter is kinda not fun.
That's what I call dedication. :lol:

It was either that or try to scrape the .flvs off the site over 24.0 kbps dialup at home. I also used to sit on the third floor of my highschool in the back of the music room, someone across the street had unsecured wifi, and I would .flv scrape from there. For a bit, there was a coffee shop with WiFi in town, but that closed down. Used to grab a coffee and donut and download 2 episodes at a time over a half hour or so, go home and watch them over the next night or two.

Edit: After I hit university and had access to decent internet, things changed obviously. Just got thinking and realized that it's been just over 3 years since I hit university. Holy crap it really doesn't seem that long.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 25, 2012, 12:13:18 am
As far as I can tell, it's legal and has a large range of anime.
Yeah that's not legal in the least. :p
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 25, 2012, 12:46:07 am
As far as I can tell, it's legal and has a large range of anime.

Nnnnnope.

The legal streaming sites that host anime that I know of are:
Official Youtube Channels, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and occasionally Hulu.

...and yes, I know that's not helpful since I don't think any of them stream outside the US.  :blah:
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Post by: Mongoose on October 25, 2012, 01:16:17 am
Crunchyroll does, depending on where you live, but I think certain series are more region-restricted than others.
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Post by: ssmit132 on October 25, 2012, 06:28:11 am
I'm not actually adverse averse to buying DVDs of the anime I want to watch (thankfully, DVD players in Australia are required by law to play DVDs from any region), but my intention was to get a taste of some anime other than the stuff I watched as a kid (Pokémon, Transformers RID, etc) first to make sure that I'd actually enjoy it.
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Post by: Fury on October 25, 2012, 08:34:22 am
Buying anime DVD's is grossly expensive, at least here. I would recommend Crunchyroll instead if you want to do it the legal way. Unfortunately Crunchyroll is bitten my region based licensing like DVD's are. So you pay as much as those in the US do, but get less to watch. Unless you're from US obviously.

I still subscribe to Crunchyroll and pay my due, even though in reality I watch most from animefreak.tv. They get their subs usually earlier than Crunchyroll and I don't mind worse video quallity.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 25, 2012, 12:51:35 pm
Buying anime DVD's is grossly expensive, at least here.
Not really "grossly," I'd say, but not exactly cheap earlier.  Hell, at least we're not Japan.

*looks around room at overflowing DVDs, and then at sad bank account*
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 26, 2012, 04:29:17 pm
Was recommended by one of my friends to watch Dirty Pair, after I told him that I like Dominion Tank Police. Someone care to shed some light on it for me, as a quick clip search on youtube leaves me thinking of Cowboy Bebop meets Vandread.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 26, 2012, 11:35:56 pm
Was recommended by one of my friends to watch Dirty Pair, after I told him that I like Dominion Tank Police. Someone care to shed some light on it for me, as a quick clip search on youtube leaves me thinking of Cowboy Bebop meets Vandread.

Dirty Pair is about the above-named Dirty Pair, Kei and Yuri. If you call our ambigously teenaged female protagonists that to their faces, they'll shoot you; they prefer being the "Lovely Angels". They work for Ye Olde Galatic Government as something akin to Mass Effect's Specters, only without the subtlety. Their job is to go places and shoot things.

They're very good at their jobs with a nearly 100% success rate. Unfortunately, they're also very good at collateral damage, and have a reputation for causing everything they touch to explode. ("It's not our fault!" is something of a catchphrase; some of the novels and the US comic treat them as a sort of Final Option prior to orbital bombardment.)

Your friend is probably correct.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 27, 2012, 05:16:23 am
Sounds fun. Next task; find a place that I can buy the complete series for cheap.
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Post by: Fury on October 27, 2012, 09:29:46 am
Except that original series is from 1985, next OVA is from 1987 and then another OVA from 1994. Last but not least, there is also a movie from 1987. You sure what you're looking for? :p
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 27, 2012, 09:38:43 am
Except that original series is from 1985, next OVA is from 1987 and then another OVA from 1994. Last but not least, there is also a movie from 1987. You sure what you're looking for? :p

No bloody idea. The guy just said "Oh you like Tank Police? Watch Dirty Pair." That almost directly led to this line of conversation.
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on October 27, 2012, 10:58:07 am
Finished watching Caprica. Pretty decent series IMO. Shame it was cancelled.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on November 01, 2012, 03:03:04 am
I think I may wait for Funi to get the rest of the episodes up before I finish Railgun. So, on to Index Season 2.

*watches a few episodes*

HOLY ****, Accelerator!  :eek2:

Talk about making an entrance. "Just because I'm weaker doesn't make you stronger" indeed!


And I have Hellsing Ultimate episodes 5 - 8 coming in this weekend. Good times. :)
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Post by: Mongoose on November 01, 2012, 06:02:43 pm
I have FUNi's re-release of Black Lagoon on pre-order.  Somehow I've avoided seeing it up to this point, even though it's so far up my alley it's practically out the other side.
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Post by: Sarafan on November 01, 2012, 09:56:34 pm
Watching FLCL again because why not?
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 01, 2012, 10:05:01 pm
So I watched an episode of Casshern Sins and I really regret the time spent now, as nothing happened at all and it was impossible to tell if the end of the episode was some kind of flashback or actually occurring in the same sequence as the rest of the episode, with the voiceover.

I mean seriously, narrative coherence usually isn't this hard people. Thanks for confirming I should never stay up.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on November 01, 2012, 10:32:45 pm
Also finished up the Zeta Gundam "New Translation" movies.

I think I prefer the series. It's not that I have anything in particular against happy endings, and the movies did some characterization better, but, overall I like the series better.
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Post by: Rodo on November 01, 2012, 10:39:11 pm
So no one watches Psycho Pass around here?, I've watched the first 3 and it's one of the best around (if not the best) right now IMO.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 01, 2012, 10:59:53 pm
Sidenote: I am rewatching CSI Miami. I apologize in advance if I dust off any related memes.
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Post by: LHN91 on November 01, 2012, 11:36:50 pm
So no one watches Psycho Pass around here?, I've watched the first 3 and it's one of the best around (if not the best) right now IMO.

I've been looking at it, but just haven't gotten around to watching it yet. Although I might have to download it to take to my parents' this weekend.
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Post by: Mongoose on November 02, 2012, 12:32:54 am
So I watched an episode of Casshern Sins and I really regret the time spent now, as nothing happened at all and it was impossible to tell if the end of the episode was some kind of flashback or actually occurring in the same sequence as the rest of the episode, with the voiceover.

I mean seriously, narrative coherence usually isn't this hard people. Thanks for confirming I should never stay up.
Casshern is good ****, though jumping into it at the second-to-last episode probably won't do you any favors. :p
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 02, 2012, 12:58:11 am
Casshern is good ****, though jumping into it at the second-to-last episode probably won't do you any favors. :p

If you recognized it from the description, I'm mildly impressed, but it was actually weeks or a month ago, so...
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Post by: Rodo on November 02, 2012, 09:22:26 am
I've been looking at it, but just haven't gotten around to watching it yet. Although I might have to download it to take to my parents' this weekend.

Just watched the 4th episode and damn, I want to see what happens next.
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Post by: redsniper on November 02, 2012, 09:32:20 am
So no one watches Psycho Pass around here?, I've watched the first 3 and it's one of the best around (if not the best) right now IMO.

Ooh, me! I think it's pretty cool so far, though there's not really anything heavy to comment on yet. Dominators are OP.
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Post by: Mongoose on November 02, 2012, 11:51:32 am
Casshern is good ****, though jumping into it at the second-to-last episode probably won't do you any favors. :p

If you recognized it from the description, I'm mildly impressed, but it was actually weeks or a month ago, so...
Actually, given that time frame, I think I might know which episode you're talking about, and that one was a total trip even for people who'd watched the whole thing from the beginning.  Most of it isn't really like that.
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Post by: Droid803 on November 02, 2012, 05:34:02 pm
So no one watches Psycho Pass around here?, I've watched the first 3 and it's one of the best around (if not the best) right now IMO.

I am. As I've said:
Production IG + SciFi + Police Drama + Urobuchi Gen = Win

So far it has held up to that. Expecting more heads to roll, more bodies to explode, and people to weep in utter despair at the unfairness to the world soon. Since this is 22 episodes, expecting it by episode 5ish.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on November 04, 2012, 06:14:33 pm
Man what is this crap? There's only 13 episodes of Angel Beats
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 04, 2012, 06:19:56 pm
Man what is this crap? There's only 13 episodes of Angel Beats

Yep. And despite it being rushed as hell, it only needs 13 episodes.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on November 04, 2012, 06:34:25 pm
http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php
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Post by: Ghostavo on November 05, 2012, 02:32:44 am
Man what is this crap? There's only 13 episodes of Angel Beats

You really want to see Kanade suffering (http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2111/angelbulliesepisodeguid.png) for more episodes?
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Post by: starbug on November 05, 2012, 04:44:39 am
Just finished watching the second series of Transformers Prime, WOW what a series and finale, roll on series 3. I love the fact that the writes aren't scared to properly kill of main characters, esp how shows like this come under constant crit from parents complaining how volient these shows are. Also love the mucher darker tone of the series, which has made Megatron a mucher darker and powerful character, again which is helped by the fact he can actually kill people instead of always failing or retreating at the first sign of trouble(G1). I just hope they release all the seasons in the UK, as tranformer DVDs are an oddity in the UK. They for some reason only release "the best of off" the last complete series was G1, all the others Beast wars, animated etc have had only partial releases in the uk.

Also watched and a weird but interesting anima film Detenator Orgun, thats a weird one.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 05, 2012, 04:56:18 am
You really want to see Kanade suffering (http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2111/angelbulliesepisodeguid.png) for more episodes?

Maybe he likes that. Don't judge.
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Post by: Retsof on November 05, 2012, 10:42:18 pm
Watched an anime called "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"  Which SpaceBattles convinced me to watch.
It starts looking like a magical girl show... then it tears out you heart, stomps on it, puts it in a blender, and sets it on fire for good measure... and it's good enough that you just can't stop watching it...

Seriously, forget manly tears.  This will have you sobbing in a corner...

EDIT:  IT does have more than a fair share of awesomeness and explosions too though...
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 06, 2012, 12:23:55 am
This will have you sobbing in a corner...

I really didn't care about that series. There, I said it.
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Post by: Droid803 on November 06, 2012, 01:47:02 am
This will have you sobbing in a corner...

I really didn't care about that series. There, I said it.

Really now? Then I ask you what you do care about.
Madoka was one of the few objectively good series from a writing standpoint to actually come out in recent times.

Maybe it just looks better in comparison because of all the absolute crap romcom/slice-of-life/moe****/borderline-porn that is more predictable than an atomic clock being passed off as actual shows and actually somehow becomes popular these days. I didn't end up sobbing in a corner but I did enjoy it a lot, it having an actual plot, characters, and character development instead of and endless pile of cliched (and possibly perverted and/or incestual) harem antics about a Yuuji Everylead in a high school setting.

Then again I'm like an Madoka Magica/Urobuchi Gen fanboy (if it wasn't immediately obvious from my uh sidebar thing), so my perception may be shaded ever so slightly. Though I feel I my standpoint is fairly robust, he's like one of the few people in the industry who still knows how to actually write a story that has a subtext, and not just something for the masses to mindlessly consume...

Actual writers seem to be a rare and dying breed in the anime industry these days. If you know of others do let me know!
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Post by: Dark Hunter on November 06, 2012, 01:57:08 am
Watched an anime called "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"  Which SpaceBattles convinced me to watch.
It starts looking like a magical girl show... then it tears out you heart, stomps on it, puts it in a blender, and sets it on fire for good measure... and it's good enough that you just can't stop watching it...

Seriously, forget manly tears.  This will have you sobbing in a corner...

EDIT:  IT does have more than a fair share of awesomeness and explosions too though...

I've seen Clannad.

Madoka has nothing on that.

Still, I must agree with Droid. Madoka is an excellent show. I've no idea when they're going to get around to releasing the movies here, but I'm definitely getting them!

EDIT:
Madoka was one of the few objectively good series from a writing standpoint to actually come out in recent times.

/me grabs popcorn
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 06, 2012, 02:40:42 am
I'm sorry, did you try to state objective quality in an art, which is inherently subjective?

More seriously though, when one attempts to draw sympathy from the audience via repeated trauma, one can also draw apathy as the viewer wonders why exactly they should care when all are clearly doomed to suffer because the author wills it. PMMM was that sort of experience for me.
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Post by: redsniper on November 06, 2012, 10:24:35 am
More seriously though, when one attempts to draw sympathy from the audience via repeated trauma, one can also draw apathy as the viewer wonders why exactly they should care when all are clearly doomed to suffer because the author wills it. PMMM was that sort of experience for me.

That was kind of how Elfen Lied went for me. There was just so much gore and violence that it got stale pretty quickly. I loved me some Madoka though.
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Post by: Droid803 on November 06, 2012, 01:18:32 pm
I'm sorry, did you try to state objective quality in an art, which is inherently subjective?

Tell that the entire ****ing education/academic system that insists on sticking a mark on arts subjects. Because that just about all it has taught me. More interested in making a point about something else than being "right" in this case. :P There is obviously "bad" writing which has no artistic merit whatsoever, cue randomly generated meaningless poems etc. I'm not led to believe that it is entirely subjective. Certainly some, or a lot, of it is...

EDIT: Let's NOT turn this into "Art" 2.0. I'm sorry I brought this up.

More seriously though, when one attempts to draw sympathy from the audience via repeated trauma, one can also draw apathy as the viewer wonders why exactly they should care when all are clearly doomed to suffer because the author wills it.
I can't help but think that people being doomed to suffer because some greater power wills it (consciously or not) is a fairly good representation of the real world. I don't see it as fishing for sympathy, but more of a reflection of the state of being, thus I feel any strong emotion for it at all but did feel a connection with the meaning behind it. Or you could just go "hurk the author likes making little girls cry and punching babies he's an asssss" and stop thinking/caring but for me that's missing the point. The fact I could come up with a case that there even is any meaning behind it at all (which doesn't sound like a complete joke) is better than can be said for most things airing the past few seasons.

...I might not be thinking or speaking all too articulately here because I'm kind of tabbing between writing my honors thesis proposal and writing about animus on a forum, and as such I am unable to quite formulate a complete thought. Which is probably bad news for both sides.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 06, 2012, 10:15:00 pm
Or you could just go "hurk the author likes making little girls cry and punching babies he's an asssss" and stop thinking/caring but for me that's missing the point. The fact I could come up with a case that there even is any meaning behind it at all (which doesn't sound like a complete joke) is better than can be said for most things airing the past few seasons.

I hardly think the author is an ass. In fact I sort of doubt anything where people suffer because the author is an ass is conceptually solid enough to survive television competition without being heavily modified. Evangelion is probably the closest anyone's come, being essentially the author hate****ing the audience, but I'm hard-pressed to name a live-action work that could be construed as people suffering because the author is being an ass.

Rather the author has instead subjected the characters to repeated trauma, and becoming jaded to trauma is a normal human response to being repeatedly exposed to it. It effects witnesses in addition to actual subjects (ER docs, EMTs), so that the audience possibly becoming jaded to repeated trauma as well shouldn't be a surprise.

Also your view of the world as higher powers causing people to suffer is obviously based on you and your experience, and as such will vary.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on November 10, 2012, 12:32:18 pm
Lina Inverse~! <3

I mean uh... Slayers
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Post by: LordMelvin on November 10, 2012, 09:33:19 pm
... essentially the author hate****ing the audience, but I'm hard-pressed to name a live-action work that could be construed as people suffering because the author is being an ass....

Battlestar S4.5?

(I'm just sayin...)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on November 11, 2012, 03:26:58 am
Almost through with Railgun, reading the Index light novels on the side now.

So, ordered Strike Witches season 2. Despite the overused fanservice, the show was fun enough to make me smile and I do like the character interaction, so why not?
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Post by: Ghostavo on November 11, 2012, 06:41:37 am
The 3rd season of MLP: FiM started with ridiculously heavy foreshadowing, but nice premiere nonetheless...
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Post by: headdie on November 11, 2012, 02:41:07 pm
got Laputa: Castle in the Sky in the DVD player atm
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Post by: FlamingCobra on November 11, 2012, 10:19:01 pm
Man... Angel Beats made me cry buckets of tears.
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Post by: butter_pat_head on November 12, 2012, 06:02:22 am
I just got and watched Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere on Blu a couple of days ago...

I liked the... character development...  :nervous:

Wont be the first time I've bought an anime just for the looks...

I do like it when my retailer over here in the UK can ship out titles weeks before the US release date!  :lol:
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 12, 2012, 07:51:58 am
Wargaming.net's latest fanart post confirmed what we always suspected about Girls und Panzer.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on November 13, 2012, 12:56:42 am
Bible Black is too scary for me. Not gonna watch any more of that.
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 13, 2012, 10:38:17 am
Isn't Bible Black one of Those kind of anime?
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Post by: Luis Dias on November 13, 2012, 10:54:05 am
Isn't Bible Black one of Those kind of anime?

It's hentai and it won't hurt you. At least physically.
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 13, 2012, 10:59:55 am
Yeah, I heard that it is one of the darker hentai series. Like really GrimDark.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 13, 2012, 11:08:34 am
Isn't Bible Black one of Those kind of anime?

I wouldn't describe it as scary, personally, but...
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Post by: Luis Dias on November 13, 2012, 11:10:26 am
Yeah, I heard that it is one of the darker hentai series. Like really GrimDark.

The only worthy kind. Eros and Thanatos.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on November 13, 2012, 08:34:07 pm
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
(http://i-7.vcimg.com/resize/068903d37e81aca8e23b00c0c9efad7c394212%28600x%29/thumb.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbvzfeCFrr1rhjp91o1_r3_500.png) (http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121011005411/magi/images/9/98/Magic_Turban_anime.png)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdef2934zy1r2wydno1_500.jpg)

Wine, women, and magic flying turbans. Oh, and genies.
Arabian Nights
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 13, 2012, 10:02:29 pm
Starting Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing today. Got through 2 episodes so far, and despite a significant amount of confusingness, seems pretty good.
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Post by: Droid803 on November 13, 2012, 10:55:46 pm
Starting Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing today. Got through 2 episodes so far, and despite a significant amount of confusingness, seems pretty good.

Do they still have those awesome CHAINSAW SKY BATTLESHIPS?
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 13, 2012, 11:21:49 pm
GuP's "somebody ****ed up on the production team" ep 5.5 arrived. It's...not bad, but it's mostly a clipshow recap.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 13, 2012, 11:42:10 pm
Do they still have those awesome CHAINSAW SKY BATTLESHIPS?

Ummm, the Kingdom flagship has a giant sword on its nose for ramming/slicing. That counts.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on November 14, 2012, 01:40:01 am
Saw the last 3 episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist (original)

the ****in hell is this ****
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on November 19, 2012, 07:12:17 am
Finished Breaking Bad........

I AM the DANGER MUTHAF*CKAS!


:'(

Need to wait for the last set of episodes.
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Post by: CKid on November 19, 2012, 10:09:57 pm
GuP's "somebody ****ed up on the production team" ep 5.5 arrived. It's...not bad, but it's mostly a clipshow recap.

Speaking of GuP, Players at World of tanks are going nuts over it. Hears a vid of a guy driving a pimped out stug III from the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9keZaaAGBsE Had a good laugh at the end. I really am enjoying the show a lot more then I thought I would. So many funny lines. "Apologize to the Finnish!"
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Post by: Dark Hunter on November 19, 2012, 10:41:52 pm
If Abridged series count... I just found Hellsing Ultimate Abridged.
I'm not entirely sure why hearing Alucard shout "*****, I EAT PEOPLE!" is so damned funny, but it is.  :lol:


Other than that, finishing up Strike Witches season 2. That fanservice episode was...  :wtf:
But now that that's out of the way, the show's picking up steam again.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on November 20, 2012, 11:35:40 am
Isn't the entirety of Strike Witches fanservice in one form or another? :wtf:
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 20, 2012, 12:09:29 pm
Isn't the entirety of Strike Witches fanservice in one form or another? :wtf:

I doubt that I can even imagine an entire episode of a fanservice laden series, being purely dedicated to the fanservice.
The overuse of crotch-shots and panty flashes would actually make me want to punch a goat in the face. With a bullet.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 20, 2012, 01:22:39 pm
Isn't the entirety of Strike Witches fanservice in one form or another? :wtf:

If by fanservice you mean "leaves you with a vague feeling you should take a shower after some episodes" then by all means. Still, it has the common problem of moe efforts at fanservice, namely the urge to yell "I DO NOT FEEL LIKE ****ING SOMETHING" rather than going dawww.

Which is better than some Italian exploitation stuff I've watched which leaves you thinking the shower you just used requires a laser vaporization of the first five millimeters of every exposed surface before it'll be clean again, and a desperate urge to confess to someone that you've seen this movie and you are sorry.
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 20, 2012, 01:52:26 pm
Isn't the entirety of Strike Witches fanservice in one form or another? :wtf:

If by fanservice you mean "leaves you with a vague feeling you should take a shower after some episodes" then by all means. Still, it has the common problem of moe efforts at fanservice, namely the urge to yell "I DO NOT FEEL LIKE ****ING SOMETHING" rather than going dawww.

Which is better than some Italian exploitation stuff I've watched which leaves you thinking the shower you just used requires a laser vaporization of the first five millimeters of every exposed surface before it'll be clean again, and a desperate urge to confess to someone that you've seen this movie and you are sorry.

Wow, seriously? Give us a brief synopsis of one so that we can understand a little better.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on November 20, 2012, 03:37:01 pm
Try this one on. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibal_Ferox)

It's a lot more coherent and a lot less disgusting than the actual movie, but fairly accurate. I have no idea how it comes up with the meaning of the movie's denouement because that doesn't seem to equate to what I watched, but after women impaled through their breasts and bleeding out slowly that way done in loving detail over several minutes, a good ten minutes of those-guys-really-did-torture-and-kill-those-animals (no joke, all animal cruelty is real animal cruelty because '70s and '80s Italian film is classy like that), and all the best gore effects the early '80s can offer with physical props because **** you, we're aiming to make this movie completely ****ing unrateable in any country with a system for ratings!...yeah, I managed to get out of my chair, that was pretty good at that point.

We hit Women's Camp 119 (which has a lot less raw gore, but is from a psychological standpoint at least as depressing and painful) and Cannibal Ferox in the same night, and it's the reason why we now schedule a detox movie or TV episode for Bad Movie Night.
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 20, 2012, 04:06:45 pm
I....Actually feel sick after just reading the wiki. And you actually sat through the thing? Did you not feel the need to regurgitate your most recent meal?
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on November 21, 2012, 01:57:31 am
Cast Iron stomach Bro...
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Post by: Gortef on November 21, 2012, 06:20:50 am
GuP's "somebody ****ed up on the production team" ep 5.5 arrived. It's...not bad, but it's mostly a clipshow recap.

It was quite a nice recap actually. But then episode 6 rocked.
Apparently the rumors go that because of the **** up the series won't have enough tv time slots for all the episodes and will have the last episode released as an OVA. But we'll see.

Other than that, finishing up Strike Witches season 2. That fanservice episode was...  :wtf:

Poor little Neuroi bug. What a way to go after such an adventure.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 23, 2012, 04:22:03 pm
Finished Index season 1. Going to start Railgun now (I know a lot of it is filler, but dammit, it has Misaka in it!). Definitely buying Index's dub when it hits shelves in a couple of months (and, Funi, you'd better release a Railgun dub, too!).

Based on comments like this... I just finished Railgun, myself. On the subject of "filler", one of the things I really liked is how they actually tied all the little things together into the big climactic conflicts. And that is one of the best finales I've ever seen.
Index next!
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Post by: Dark Hunter on November 23, 2012, 04:57:37 pm
Well, I'd only heard that it had a lot of filler. After watching it myself, I disagree with it being "filler". It definitely has good plotlines and all of them were penned by the light novels' author anyway, so, not filler.

And yes, that finale was incredible. Remind me to never make someone nicknamed "The Railgun" angry.

Incidentally, Index's story starts a couple of in-universe months after Railgun ended, IIRC. Railgun's recently-announced season 2 will take place during the first few episodes of Index season 1.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on December 11, 2012, 02:38:51 pm
A Certain Magical Spoiler:
Spoiler:
So if Academy City can clone a nigh-infinite number of Misakas, each one powerful enough to turn a wind turbine just by being near it... Why bother with the turbines? Just hook up a few sisters to generators for a few MWh per day and you have unlimited cheap energy! Plus jobs for almost 10000 clones.

Anyway, next up: Girls und Panzer (as episodes are subbed), and I'm not sure what else, maybe Shangri-La.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 11, 2012, 03:28:21 pm
A Certain Magical Spoiler:
Spoiler:
So if Academy City can clone a nigh-infinite number of Misakas, each one powerful enough to turn a wind turbine just by being near it... Why bother with the turbines? Just hook up a few sisters to generators for a few MWh per day and you have unlimited cheap energy! Plus jobs for almost 10000 clones.

Spoiler:
Aleister wants the Sisters for something else... something much greater in scope. It's kind of complicated; it involves AIM Fields and the Imaginary Number District. Exactly what he's up to hasn't been revealed yet as far as I know (I've been reading the novels, which go a bit more in-depth, but I'm still not sure what his ultimate goals are).
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Post by: Ghostavo on December 11, 2012, 04:01:43 pm
A Certain Magical Spoiler:
Spoiler:
So if Academy City can clone a nigh-infinite number of Misakas, each one powerful enough to turn a wind turbine just by being near it... Why bother with the turbines? Just hook up a few sisters to generators for a few MWh per day and you have unlimited cheap energy! Plus jobs for almost 10000 clones.

Spoiler:
Aleister wants the Sisters for something else... something much greater in scope. It's kind of complicated; it involves AIM Fields and the Imaginary Number District. Exactly what he's up to hasn't been revealed yet as far as I know (I've been reading the novels, which go a bit more in-depth, but I'm still not sure what his ultimate goals are).

Spoiler:
Aleister wants to spread the AIM field around the world, which is why he spread those clones across the organizations friendly to academy city, recreating what he's accomplishing in academy city on a worldwide scale. That is, he wants to artificially create heaven. As a side effect, every magician that did magic inside such a field would basically be commiting suicide.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 11, 2012, 04:34:06 pm
I knew that much. Don't know what his next step is after that.

Or is that his ultimate goal? The novels make this very unclear.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 11, 2012, 04:40:41 pm
GuP really does not want to show us the Tiger.
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Post by: Gortef on December 14, 2012, 02:33:26 pm
Better keep the Tiger well hidden for suspense... and I think rumours are that it's the Tiger (P)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 14, 2012, 08:54:37 pm
Better keep the Tiger well hidden for suspense... and I think rumours are that it's the Tiger (P)

It's still a Tiger, even if it has that unsightly rear deck.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 15, 2012, 01:54:02 am
Been watching the dub of Index, which just arrived.

Pretty good dub in most respects. Only slip so far is Kuroko referring to Misaka as "Sissy" (though, to be fair, "Oneesama" is a really tricky term to translate well). The dialogue flows really well and the voices are good fits, if different from the Japanese version.

My only complaint is with Accelerator. It's not that he's bad... no his dub voice is pretty good. But Austin Tindale just cannot do psychotic laughter like Okamoto can. Accelerator doesn't come off as nearly as unhinged as he did in the Japanese version. Which is a shame.

Haven't yet seen Last Order's English voice work. It will be... very interesting to see how they translated her bizarre speech patterns.
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Post by: ssmit132 on December 17, 2012, 09:01:45 pm
My delivery of the full DVD sets of Ghost in the Shell and Gurren Lagann arrived on the weekend. I started GitS last night, and I'm very impressed with what I've seen so far. Granted, it's the first "serious" anime I've watched, so that might be part of the reason for that. :P
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 18, 2012, 05:06:04 am
I've concluded the writers of Girls und Panzer are just dicks to their protagonists. The team we saw fielded for Black Forest for the last championship would have been a fight worth watching, but they decided to ramp up the "you're screwed" factor by upgrading them from Tigers and Panzer IIIM to Panthers, Jagdpanzer IV/70s, a KT, a Tiger, a Ferdinand/Elefant, and just as a last "**** you" a JagdTiger.

Now the outcome of the Championship match is going to be merely silly. The 3M and Tiger team could have been evenish with Oorari's mix-and-match all-stars.
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Post by: Gortef on December 18, 2012, 05:37:02 am
Yea the sheer amount of both armor and firepower is ridiculous. But who cares if they can make it to be entertaining. Too bad that we need to wait for March before we get the final episodes.
Though I'm actually pleased that we got the 5,5 and will get 10,5 (apparently I guess...). Sure they are recaps but as long as there are at least some new audio or video material I'm happy.

I'd still like to have Anzu as my gunner in every tank of mine in WoT. Though Hana is fine too.
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Post by: redsniper on December 18, 2012, 08:20:09 am
I've been watching Pumpkin Scissors. It seems pretty cool, but now I think I've hit the filler, so idk.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 18, 2012, 08:22:24 am
I've decided to be bummed the '90s are over because after watching a Bubblegum Crisis clip, I have a terrible urge to see Priss Asagiri perform "Marry the Night".
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on December 18, 2012, 09:17:34 am
Bah haaaaaaaaaaaa!

I recognised not a single reference. In my day it was all Akira, Venus Wars, Robotech and Guyver!

/me reclines in rocking chair and nods off under his blanket.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 18, 2012, 12:22:34 pm
Bah haaaaaaaaaaaa!

I recognised not a single reference. In my day it was all Akira, Venus Wars, Robotech and Guyver!

You really missed out, tbh. You would have liked 2033's Sylia, I think.

But this was really early '90s, the original BGC dates to 1987 if I remember correctly.

And of course I'm referring to the modern Lady Gaga "Marry the Night".
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Post by: Rodo on December 20, 2012, 10:33:41 pm
again psycho pass = win, last episode was flawless.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 27, 2012, 05:28:45 pm
World of Girls Und Panzer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEDZvMQ6m2Y)

This amuses me slightly too much.
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Post by: FireSpawn on December 28, 2012, 02:43:38 pm
just watched Summer Wars. I didn't really know what to expect, but I bloody enjoyed the hell out of it. It is now my official 'Feel good' movie.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 28, 2012, 07:16:06 pm
Still reading A Certain Magical Index, but have nearly gotten through all released Light Novels.

Then probably Gundam Seed HD Remaster. I've been wanting to rewatch it anyway, and this Remaster should be interesting.

Also been watching Genshiken on the side. Kind of amusing. Not as much as I'd been lead to believe.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on December 28, 2012, 07:23:27 pm
Archer.
Daanger zoone.
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Post by: Ravenholme on December 29, 2012, 08:15:52 am
Why the (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6050/6351719411_6aeae0f568_z.jpg) did I decide to torture myself at three in the morning with This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ7NyOR_vPI&feature=related)?

Dammit, I just rewatched this. All my sads ;-;

Hinata is a bro - The bromance between Otonashi and him is amazing :|

And, Robotics;Notes is getting interesting, as is Shinsekai Yori.

Poyopoyo is good for a short anime.
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Post by: Swazi Spring on December 30, 2012, 06:28:02 pm
My best friend and I have been watching Babylon 5 and Avatar: The Last Airbender together.
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Post by: An4ximandros on January 04, 2013, 04:20:38 am
Watching Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3obwVYdTg)

I never had the chance to watch this when it aired, found it accidentally a year ago. Watching it again because ST:I got me on a ST mood.
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 04, 2013, 07:06:31 am
Watching Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3obwVYdTg)

I never had the chance to watch this when it aired, found it accidentally a year ago. Watching it again because ST:I got me on a ST mood.

(http://global3.memecdn.com/EXCELLENT_o_97048.jpg)

As for me, I'm watching Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. Lolz at the girl playing an eroge in a chapel side room!
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Post by: NGTM-1R on January 04, 2013, 08:33:22 am
Watching Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3obwVYdTg)

Really like that one, though it's not the best series from my childhood it's definitely still watchable unlike most.
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Post by: Trivial Psychic on January 05, 2013, 07:18:20 pm
Because my daughter likes the show, our family has gotten into Winx Club (http://winx.wikia.com/wiki/Winx_Club_Wiki).  Basically, out local Nickelodeon affiliate was only showing season 4 episodes repeatedly, so I sought out further sources on the internet, through Shareaza and Bittorrent.  In my subsequent research, I discovered that the show originates from Italy and is thus natively in Italian.  The first 3 seasons were dubbed into English by a company called 4Kids, but the third season also saw Nickelodeon buy up the North American distribution rights, so they dubbed their own version with their own voices from that point on.  4Kids also dubbed their own version of season 4, which had different voices again, (from both Nick and 3Kids' own seasons 1 through 3).  Season 5 is exclusively Nick as far as English language distribution rights are concerned, and there are 2 CGI movies, though the 2nd hasn't been released by Nick yet, and is slated to come out in April.  Fortunately, there exists an English dub from the Italian DVD/BR release, which I downloaded.  Season 5 is currently on its mid-season hiatus but is expected to resume this month... no specifics yet though.
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Post by: Veers on January 05, 2013, 08:48:53 pm
I just finished watching season 2 of The Strike Witches, and Season 2 of K-On.

And it's not anime, but I'm also going through the 14 disk set of Red vs Blue.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on January 05, 2013, 09:12:37 pm
Oh, that reminds me: need to grab Season 10.

I have been hearing a LOT about this show called Sword Art Online, and when something gets the fanbase this riled up it usually means it's at least worth looking at. May watch soon.
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Post by: Gortef on January 07, 2013, 04:50:13 am
Sweet Arse Online is worth a watch. The first half -of these 25 episodes released so far- had a bit more positive reception I think. Though the second half kept me entertained aswell so all and all it was ok IMHO.
I'd be surprised if they stopped here. They'll propably continue adapting more of the Light Novel story in more or less near future.
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Post by: Ravenholme on January 07, 2013, 05:45:38 am
I didn't watch much of SAO, but I agree with the opinion of my girlfriend who perservered through it all because she refuses to ever drop an anime - The first episode is full of promise and the rest of the series is just ****ing over that promise more and more. She hated it by the end.
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Post by: Turambar on January 07, 2013, 05:17:39 pm
(http://static.metanorn.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Yamato2199_03-00021.jpg)

Anyone in here watching Space Battleship Yamato 2199?  The first 10 episodes are available... around, and it's some good fun. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhJi-cxqj9o

there's the intro theme for you
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Post by: NGTM-1R on January 07, 2013, 05:46:20 pm
That picture needs a dayglow dolphin.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 09, 2013, 10:29:37 am
Currently watching 'The Walking Dead' during the daily job commute. Season 2 so far.

Waiting for the 'Dick Figures Movie'..................Not sure when it's out as i haven't looked. If it's out by friday i'll be happy :yes:
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Post by: NGTM-1R on January 15, 2013, 06:11:10 pm
Hey guys. New Ghost In The Shell series confirmed for this year. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-15/ghost-in-the-shell-arise-anime-to-launch-in-2013)
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Post by: Luis Dias on January 15, 2013, 06:18:11 pm
omg
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Post by: Mongoose on January 15, 2013, 07:16:16 pm
I'd be much more excited if it was Kenji Kamiyama directing Stand-Alone Complex 3rd Gig.  As it is, I'm at least somewhat interested.
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Post by: Gortef on January 18, 2013, 04:49:04 am
That was great news indeed. Let's see what they can come up with.
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Post by: ssmit132 on January 18, 2013, 06:04:52 am
I still have to obtain and watch 2nd GiG first. I have high hopes considering how much I enjoyed the first series.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 22, 2013, 05:47:12 am
I just finished watching Shangri-La (http://www.hulu.com/shangri-la). My overall score: 5/10 - it was not bad, but could have been much better.

Setting: Quite interesting. Near future; global warming; huge, clean city in the sky; overgrown poison forests slowly taking over the few remaining surface settlements; a world economy literally based on carbon credits. Also the huge clean city is terribly sinister. Also there's some sort of weird god thing keeping it intact, or something. Also there's a prophecy. There's always a prophecy.

Story: Convoluted. Lots of stuff happens, much of it only slightly related to the main plot. Right now, I can't really remember what much happened in the first half of the series. It takes a while to start coming together, but when it does... it's still hard to make a coherent statement about. When the climax of the story is almost literally:
Spoiler:
"a wizard did it"
then there's trouble. Ah, but such is the way these series go sometimes. It's interesting enough to move the characters along to the end, and the characters are what this is about.

Characters: Many and varied, some are fairly deep, and a good few are grating for no reason.
Karin, Kuniko, Kunihito, and Sayoko were characters I liked, with motivations, a decent bit of depth, strength, flaws, and character arcs.
Some other "main" characters were good enough, but not spectacular either way.
Many supporting characters got enough screen time of their own and mini-arcs, and generally were decent.
Some other supporting characters were just annoying (Akihibara guys), some were unpleasant (Hiruko communicates entirely by screams and seems to serve no real purpose), and some didn't really do much outstanding, though were pleasant enough.
And finally, some main characters were gratingly bad: Ryoko redefines "cartoonishly evil" and seems to be a pale, shallow imitation of Delphine from Last Exile; Momoko seems to have been specifically engineered to be as offensive and unlikeable as possible to as many different people as possible.

Overall, there's enough variety in things going on that there's bound to be something worthwhile. Unfortunately, that variety is bound to include some things that are less worthwhile to you. And if any one, large, component of the show bugs you, then it could easily spoil the whole thing.

Anyway. Next up: Continuing with Girls und Panzer, and will begin... Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (aieee, 52 episodes!?)
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Post by: Fury on January 23, 2013, 05:10:21 am
I have mostly quit watching anime altogether. Bottom line is, they suck for various reasons. Hence I've been mostly reading manga. Only anime worth watching are those who follow original source faithfully and have decent enough budget to carry on to the end, without cutting corners. Of course there are some exceptions, but they seem to be really rare these days.
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Post by: yuezhi on January 23, 2013, 01:05:41 pm
how about the ones based on light novels?
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Post by: Ghostavo on January 23, 2013, 01:13:54 pm
I have mostly quit watching anime altogether. Bottom line is, they suck for various reasons. Hence I've been mostly reading manga. Only anime worth watching are those who follow original source faithfully and have decent enough budget to carry on to the end, without cutting corners. Of course there are some exceptions, but they seem to be really rare these days.

You'll love Monster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_(manga)) then.

It's faithful (too much IMHO) to the source material since the director behind the anime was obsessed with following the manga, and so he did... frame by frame!
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Post by: Thaeris on January 23, 2013, 05:33:13 pm
Monster was one of the best series' I've watched. If I had funds for such things, it would be a series worth getting a hard copy of. Unfortunately getting the whole of the series seems not to be an option for english-speaking audiences (well, last time I checked). However, the dub (which is very good - I never bothered to find the subtitled version) is quite easy to look up, and you should most definitely do so.

My principal complaint with just starting the series would have been that it noticeably sounds like writing within a manga, rather than a more natural script. That element fades away fairly quickly, however.

...There are a few other more amusing things to note, if you care to do so. I recall a few scenes where the protagonist is reading a book (written in german) going from right to left. It's quite an amusing and forgivable oversight on part of the animators, but for all the detail placed into the series, it is quite ironic. But yeah, watch Monster. :p
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Post by: Fury on January 24, 2013, 12:14:20 am
how about the ones based on light novels?
Makes no difference whether source materials are light novels or manga. Same problems tend to apply to both.

While I don't mean you have to animate original source frame by frame, but most anime tend to cut away material that should have been animated or add their own filler for no good reason. They also may change small details here and there for whatever reason. Anime often also runs out of source material to animate if they are adapting manga or light novel that is still ongoing. You've seen results of that in Naruto, Bleach and whatever. Another shounen example is Beelzebub where anime completely and utterly screwed up the last arc that was animated. Of course manga is still ongoing and way past that arc now.

While many adaptations are indeed good, I've been disappointed so many times with anime after reading the same story in manga. Manga usually is able to convey story, characters, settings and much more better than anime does. Where anime obviously wins, is that it is animated, in color and has sounds and music. Thus much easier for general western audience to follow than manga.

Bottom line is, animating source material is lot of hard work and because anime industry likes milking money just as much as any other industry, quality of anime on average is rather bad. Might just as well read the original source instead, which almost always is better anyway.

Anime is at its best when it's anime original and not adapted from another source or when the source is finished. But since anime is more often than not treated as promotional material to the original source in Japan, this rarely happens.

You'll love Monster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_(manga)) then.

It's faithful (too much IMHO) to the source material since the director behind the anime was obsessed with following the manga, and so he did... frame by frame!
Adaptation like that can be a little too extreme because director should also be responsible to produce animated adaptation that flows nicely in animated form. In any case, I did check out Monster when it originally aired, I didn't quite like it. It was long time ago, so maybe I should check it out again sometime.
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Post by: Fury on January 26, 2013, 02:20:14 am
I did say there were exceptions every now and then, one of those exceptions happens to be a recent anime called Kotoura-san. Three episodes have aired so far and I would urge you to watch the first three at the very least. Unless they drop the ball, this series should be quite exceptional and worth watching.

Edit: Then again, I can only say this because manga has not been translated so far. But I've read comparisons between manga and anime, and manga seems quite a bit heavier and darker than anime. Which again proves my point that anime is watered down way too much. Oh well...
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Post by: FlamingCobra on January 26, 2013, 12:43:04 pm
Last Exile.
Psycho-pass.
Kotoura-san.

that is all.
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Post by: Rodo on January 26, 2013, 08:52:55 pm
Just Psycho Pass, last episode was incredibly good.
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Post by: Gortef on January 28, 2013, 05:15:31 am
Tamako Market feels like good KyoAni entertainment so far.

But the tightest show right now must be Inferno Cop.
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Post by: Ravenholme on January 28, 2013, 06:47:09 am
A great movie is "Eve no Jikan" aka "The Time of Eve". An utterly brilliant movie, with a nice feel good ending :)

It deals with some pretty heavy, blade runner-esque stuff though
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Post by: Gortef on February 01, 2013, 04:14:08 am
It's friday again. Which means that it's time for butts and robots again.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 01, 2013, 04:25:28 am
It's friday again. Which means that it's time for butts and robots again.

That could be anything.
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Post by: JGZinv on February 01, 2013, 09:50:15 am
Finished Accel World and Sword Art Online.... and most of the translated SAO novels, probably start on the AW novels next.
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Post by: Gortef on February 01, 2013, 10:11:35 am
It's friday again. Which means that it's time for butts and robots again.

That could be anything.

Vividred Operation and Robotics;Notes
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Post by: FireSpawn on February 07, 2013, 01:44:34 pm
Just finished watching 'Kore wa Zombie: Of the Dead', and then stumbled across this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA5IFJqjXiQ&feature=endscreen&NR=1). It makes me simultaneously wish to watch 'Girls Und Panzer' and (momentarily) proud of being Russian...Which is strange, seeing as I'm English.... :confused:
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Post by: The E on February 17, 2013, 05:08:58 pm
I was wondering what to watch next. Thanks to the random wallpapers, I now know.

(http://blueplanet.fsmods.net/E/pics/Screen%2018022013.png)

Also watched Rebuild of Evangelion over the weekend. It's more watchable than the series, but still utter crap.
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Post by: An4ximandros on February 17, 2013, 05:15:54 pm
Also watched Rebuild of Evangelion over the weekend. It's more watchable than the series, but still utter crap.
:yes:

 As for myself, I finished watching Beast Machines. I never had the chance to do so when it aired. David Kaye's voice is always awesome.
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on February 17, 2013, 08:11:49 pm
Futurama! From start to finish! Don't ask me why!

Also finished watching Stargate Universe. Such a same it got cancelled after only two seasons. :blah:
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on February 20, 2013, 04:33:45 pm
I just finished the last few of the 24 episodes of Sword Art Online, in a nice 2-hour marathon this morning. I really, really enjoyed it.

idk, maybe it's just when compared to Shangri-La, but it seemed to succeed wildly in every area. I felt emotionally connected to the characters, they seemed to be real people with thoughts and motivations and junk, the story made sense and was engaging, the art was excellent, and the animation was also great.

Everything that was absent, badly done, or clouded over in Shangri-La and Samurai 7 was here in spades.

Next up: Psycho Pass, or Kotoura-san.
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Post by: Rodo on February 20, 2013, 06:31:20 pm
Go for psycho pass, I haven't seen kotura but I can bet anything it's way better and still be sure to brag about it.

SAO?, I though it was good until suddenly everyone stopped dying :P, then it turned into common rubbish.
As for Shangri-la, idk...think it was bad all the way for me. Their problems seemed so alien to me that I couldn't be arsed to care about them.
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Post by: CKid on February 25, 2013, 09:13:44 pm
While waiting for the second half of the Doctor Who season to start, I found this little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kt3qZYUPi2Y
Pretty cool stuff.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 25, 2013, 11:01:19 pm
Just finished a DS9 marathon.

Was struck by the fact that the last six episodes of the series simply did not seem as well-made as the average ones from Season Six...
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Post by: Fury on February 26, 2013, 12:49:07 am
While waiting for the second half of the Doctor Who season to start, I found this little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kt3qZYUPi2Y
Pretty cool stuff.
What. In. The. Nine. Hells. Was. That. ?
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Post by: BloodEagle on February 26, 2013, 01:01:44 am
Senyuu is funny as all Hell.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on February 26, 2013, 01:29:56 am
[quote
While waiting for the second half of the Doctor Who season to start, I found this little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kt3qZYUPi2Y
Pretty cool stuff.
What. In. The. Nine. Hells. Was. That. ?

That was amazing, is what.

The style reminded me of this one: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82229.0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBM2ZfncoU)
I wonder if they're related at all?
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Post by: Mongoose on February 26, 2013, 02:07:44 am
Yep, the same guy did both.  He seems to have removed the Doctor Who one from his own channel, for whatever reason.  Probably copyright bull****.
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Post by: Gortef on February 26, 2013, 10:41:46 am
Hehe, the newest Girls und Panzer BR special has a Monty Python reference http://youtu.be/WCLlIwDDo2s
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Post by: Rodo on February 26, 2013, 10:48:59 am
Nice animation, even though I've never watched doc Who.

On a slightly related topic, every now and then I get to watch this "Inferno Cop" ONA thing, check it out for a high level anime product.
And with high level I mean being high-type of anime, some of the episodes are funny.
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Post by: Gortef on March 04, 2013, 05:34:24 am
Inferno Cop is the Anime of the Decade
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Post by: StarSlayer on March 04, 2013, 07:46:07 am
Deadwood
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Post by: LordMelvin on March 08, 2013, 11:28:05 am
Deadwood
C*cksuckah!
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Post by: yuezhi on March 08, 2013, 12:36:53 pm
^dude :blah:
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Post by: StarSlayer on March 08, 2013, 12:55:08 pm
Deadwood
C*cksuckah!

Sweagen!
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 08, 2013, 01:38:22 pm
Super Dimension Fortress Macross.


I watched Robotech years back, and now I want to see the original, unspoiled version.

I am pleasantly surprised at what they did with Minmei's actress in the dub. I don't think I've ever heard of the same actress voicing both the Japanese and English dubs before.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 08, 2013, 04:01:39 pm
Ahahaha, they're going to lure you in to watching 7.

I look forward to your suffering.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 08, 2013, 04:32:26 pm
Macross 7 is completely unwatchable.  I think I quit on the third episode because it sucked so badly.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 08, 2013, 04:52:50 pm
Honestly I can't even stand Frontier. When the original came out, it was subversive, even hostile, towards its own genre. It told a story that was, in a lot of ways, meant to reach the post World War 2 Japanese audience; of the good fight but for the wrong reasons, of losing everything and having to rebuild with the help of your enemies.

Frontier also reflects Japanese mentality towards World War 2. That reflection isn't nearly as flattering to Japan. (Though it's less damning than when you try to find that narrative thread in Zero.) And as Macross has become the genre standard in the years since, aping it is de rigor; the creativity of the original doesn't exist.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 09, 2013, 12:06:09 am
Ahahaha, they're going to lure you in to watching 7.

I look forward to your suffering.

Oh I doubt that.  :)

I've seen stuff about Macross 7 and it just looks absurd and silly, even by Macross standards.

Macross Frontier is a "maybe".
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 09, 2013, 02:25:12 am
I'm actually really fond of Macross Plus, so check that out.
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Post by: Mongoose on March 09, 2013, 12:42:57 pm
Macross Plus is very good stuff with absolutely god-tier animation and music.
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Post by: butter_pat_head on March 09, 2013, 12:49:06 pm
Whats with all the hate toward M7?  I liked it enough to buy at least one album... (ducks and puts Seventh Moon on)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on March 09, 2013, 01:43:42 pm
I recently finished Shangri-La.  It's incredibly depressing to see something with so little in the way of narrative sense get such an AMAZING ANIMATION BUDGET.

I am currently enjoying the Hell out of:
Senyu(u?) - I highly recommend this series of shorts.  It is possibly the funniest thing to ever come out of Japan.
Psycho-Pass
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
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Post by: redsniper on March 09, 2013, 04:13:00 pm
Yeah, Psycho Pass has gotten pretty awesome. Akane put on her protagonist pants finally. :p
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 18, 2013, 09:35:30 pm
Girls Und Panzer is back. (http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=50ml9z&s=6)

Quote from:  /a/
ITS A MAUS! FSK FSK FSK!
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on March 19, 2013, 08:15:05 am
I finished Azumanga Daioh recently; certainly a change from GitS and TTGL, but Idefinitely enjoyed it.

From my friend's recommendation I've ordered a copy of Working!!, and will probably get the first season of Strike Witches very soon, as well.
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Post by: Sarafan on March 19, 2013, 01:34:16 pm
Going with a old one I didnt get the chance to watch before, Bakuretsu Hunters.
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Post by: The E on March 19, 2013, 01:36:37 pm
Well, as fascinating as this anime talk is, Vikings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings_(TV_series)) is pretty cool too.
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Post by: StarSlayer on March 19, 2013, 11:01:33 pm
Justified
Season 4 Episode 11: Decoy

Constable Bob

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1._SX435_SY653_.jpg)
Don't **** With Him.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 19, 2013, 11:24:17 pm
CSI Miami is on netflix.

It helps me sleep.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on March 20, 2013, 05:04:53 pm
All of that orange and teal helps you sleep? 0.o

Well, whatever works, I guess.  :P
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Post by: Turambar on March 20, 2013, 07:59:46 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itq8pj-Fnd0

Gundam Unicorn Episode 6 is out now, if anyone's following it. The clip is from episode 1.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 20, 2013, 08:22:59 pm
Waiting for my copy to arrive at the moment.

Too bad it'll be a year before Episode 7.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 20, 2013, 09:15:08 pm
All of that orange and teal helps you sleep? 0.o

Well, whatever works, I guess.  :P

No, all of that predictable plot and droning voiceover helps me sleep; it's actually hard to look at the screen from my bed.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on March 20, 2013, 10:47:44 pm
All of that orange and teal helps you sleep? 0.o

Well, whatever works, I guess.  :P

No, all of that predictable plot and droning voiceover helps me sleep; it's actually hard to look at the screen from my bed.

I started watching Nikita, and it has the same effect on me.

Well, it started to after I got tired of yelling "Duh!" at my monitor.
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Post by: ssmit132 on March 21, 2013, 01:00:58 am
I neglected to mention that I'm working my way through seasons 3 and 4 of the original Transformers cartoon.
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 21, 2013, 10:35:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itq8pj-Fnd0

Gundam Unicorn Episode 6 is out now, if anyone's following it. The clip is from episode 1.
Ooooo Looks pretty. Is it any good?
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Post by: Turambar on March 21, 2013, 11:12:32 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itq8pj-Fnd0

Gundam Unicorn Episode 6 is out now, if anyone's following it. The clip is from episode 1.
Ooooo Looks pretty. Is it any good?

Yes, it is very good.  If you like it, go watch the original Mobile Suit Gundam, 0083, Zeta Gundam, ZZ, and Char's Counterattack, then watch it again, and it will be even better.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 22, 2013, 03:13:52 pm
Just finished up ep. 22 of Psycho-Pass, I assume that's the finale?

That was a really, really good quality show. The art style threw me at first, but I got sucked in by the story pretty quick. Altogether, highly recommended.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on March 22, 2013, 09:37:44 pm
I assume you meant to put '23' there instead.  :P

I'm thinking there's enough room for a sequel, but I'm hoping they don't go that route.  It was all rather nicely tied up.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 23, 2013, 10:42:40 am
I assume you meant to put '23' there instead.  :P

No, 22, "Perfect World". Why? WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?????
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on March 23, 2013, 04:21:09 pm
Ah, looks like the link to 23 is a placeholder (which I will be watching closely).

Nothing to see here, move along.  :nervous:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on March 23, 2013, 04:35:52 pm
They could go for a sequel, if they don't it's alright as well.
Spoiler:
I would be lying if I said I don't want to know what will happen with kogami after this. My personal devil inside wants him to turn into the bad guy on the sequel trying to overthrow Sybil and fighting akane on the way.

Spoilers just in case.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on March 24, 2013, 06:26:43 pm
link to 23

WHAT WHERE
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 25, 2013, 12:03:07 am
I was a lazy ass over spring break and blew through several series.

After surprisingly liking Avatar: The Last Airbender, I watched all of Book 1 of Legend of Korra. It's no anime and I have no doubt many posters here would hate that kind of stuff and Nick. But then again I've watched My Little Pony, too. :P

Just finished watching House of Cards. I really enjoyed the style it took on.

I watched Gundam Unicorn too of course, but I guess I'm doomed to not like most Gundam protagonists. Really pretty though. :D
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 25, 2013, 01:32:49 am
After surprisingly liking Avatar: The Last Airbender, I watched all of Book 1 of Legend of Korra. It's no anime and I have no doubt many posters here would hate that kind of stuff and Nick.

Dude, what are you talking about? Avatar is amazing!


Myself, I'm waiting on Gundam Unicorn 6 and Nanoha Movie 2 to arrive. In the meantime... I'm honestly not sure what to watch. Kind of in the mood for giant robots, but Evangelion 3.33 is still practically forever away from a watchable English release, and the Star Driver movie is apparently just a compilation. Maybe I'll see about Martian Successor Nadesico. Or go totally retro and see Getter Robo.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 25, 2013, 01:39:58 am
Watch The Wire
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 25, 2013, 02:05:01 am
Nanoha Movie 2

It's here.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 25, 2013, 09:06:56 am
Watch The Wire
If I could I would.
After surprisingly liking Avatar: The Last Airbender, I watched all of Book 1 of Legend of Korra. It's no anime and I have no doubt many posters here would hate that kind of stuff and Nick.

Dude, what are you talking about? Avatar is amazing!
I avoided it for so long because I usually don't like contemporary Western cartoons, but I agree that it was pretty great.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 25, 2013, 11:18:13 am
Nanoha Movie 2

It's here.

I meant here as in "physical copy of disc in my hands". Overseas shipping takes a bit of time.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SypheDMar on March 25, 2013, 03:24:10 pm
Justified
Season 4...
It already started? :(
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on March 25, 2013, 04:43:48 pm
but Evangelion 3.33 is still practically forever away from a watchable English release

Blu-ray is hitting Japan some time in April, so there will be fansubs. I mean if you're already planning to buy it when it releases in the US...
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 25, 2013, 05:11:10 pm
Yeah, but fansubs always take a month or two to come out... good ones, anyway.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on March 25, 2013, 08:49:35 pm
For Eva?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 25, 2013, 11:34:16 pm
Yeah, but fansubs always take a month or two to come out... good ones, anyway.

You live in some strange alternate universe I'm pretty sure, because even something like Girls Und Panzer gets a decent fansub within three or four days.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on March 25, 2013, 11:52:16 pm
Or maybe he just has high standards of quality, idk.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 26, 2013, 12:00:45 am
Or Evangelion fans are really lazy.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 26, 2013, 12:24:40 am
Or I'm just out of it and don't know what I'm talking about, apparently.  :blah:

Well, I'm certainly all for it if high quality fansubs are quickly available. No complaints there.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on March 26, 2013, 06:31:34 am
I don't really understand the hate M7 gets. The series was very entertaining and even had good music (Holy Lonely Night!!).
Then again it always goes to having a different taste I suppose. I do agree that it is rather silly, even by Macross standards.


But Girls und Panzer got it's 12th episode out... ... my cheeks hurt since I had this stupid grin on my face during the whole episode. Man it was great. :D
I really really REALLY hope they'll make more seasons to it.
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Post by: NeonShivan on March 26, 2013, 11:59:57 am
Team Four Star Dragonball Z Abridged Paordy, not sure if it counts :P

But if it doesn't: South Park. I don't watch much of well...anything.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on March 26, 2013, 11:08:33 pm
Team Four Star Dragonball Z Abridged Paordy, not sure if it counts :P

It counts.  It always counts.  For everything, it does count.

Also, if you like that, check out Hellsing Abridged.  Because *****es love cannons.  :D
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 26, 2013, 11:32:37 pm
If it didn't count, then Mr. Popo would be upset.

And I don't think anybody wants that.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 27, 2013, 01:12:18 am
Starting West Wing now! Another one of those TV shows that just traps me... Damn, there goes my free time. :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Suongadon on March 27, 2013, 11:47:23 am
Vinick for President!

Watching Deadwood right now. Again. *swoon*
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 27, 2013, 11:48:27 am
Starting West Wing now! Another one of those TV shows that just traps me... Damn, there goes my free time. :P

Haec credo a deo pio, a deo iusto, a deo scito?
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Post by: StarSlayer on March 27, 2013, 12:16:15 pm
Starting West Wing now! Another one of those TV shows that just traps me... Damn, there goes my free time. :P

Haec credo a deo pio, a deo iusto, a deo scito?

I'll just...take that crab puff.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on March 27, 2013, 12:17:34 pm
Finished watching Gosick.  It's nice to see an anime with a romance (sub)plot that actually ends up somewhere.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 27, 2013, 07:56:24 pm
Starting West Wing now! Another one of those TV shows that just traps me... Damn, there goes my free time. :P

Haec credo a deo pio, a deo iusto, a deo scito?
Someone posted that in the House of Cards thread... which I also liked.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 27, 2013, 10:00:36 pm
Gundam UC 6 received and watched. Not a whole lot of action, but it answered a lot of my questions, which I appreciate. Now to wait a full ****ing year for UC 7.  :(


In other news, checking out a series called "Another" on crunchy. Liking this so far. And I finally know who that eyepatch girl everyone was making fanart of is.
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Post by: Turambar on March 28, 2013, 10:53:02 am
Gundam UC 6 received and watched. Not a whole lot of action, but it answered a lot of my questions, which I appreciate. Now to wait a full ****ing year for UC 7.  :(


In other news, checking out a series called "Another" on crunchy. Liking this so far. And I finally know who that eyepatch girl everyone was making fanart of is.

After 4 and 5, i guess i was silly not to expect a bit of a lull.  7 looks like it's gonna be an hour of giant robot battles and explosions, so I am looking forward to it.
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Post by: FireSpawn on April 03, 2013, 08:01:43 pm
Not really watching any anime, but I've just started reading 'Red Eyes'. It's most refreshing, being able to read a manga that has a plot that expands wider than just the immediate life of the protagonist(s).
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on April 04, 2013, 11:16:48 pm
Dayum.
http://youtu.be/pm5FjIxj_tk
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Post by: yuezhi on April 04, 2013, 11:38:41 pm
looks like spoon's got alot of work to do
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Post by: FireSpawn on April 05, 2013, 06:23:47 am
Dayum.
http://youtu.be/pm5FjIxj_tk

(http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/1283-omg-a-branch.jpg)
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Post by: BloodEagle on April 05, 2013, 08:14:57 am
Re-watching Yu Yu Hakusho for the first time since it aired on Toonami's late night block.

Pretty disappointed with myself and the series, so far.
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Post by: Fury on April 05, 2013, 08:20:53 am
Dayum.
http://youtu.be/pm5FjIxj_tk
First trailer of the movie: http://youtu.be/fBLU4geKa7U

Again, dayum.
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Post by: Rodo on April 05, 2013, 08:39:50 am
wtf is that!, captain who?

looks quite good though :O
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Post by: Gortef on April 13, 2013, 08:13:58 am
Dayum.
http://youtu.be/pm5FjIxj_tk
First trailer of the movie: http://youtu.be/fBLU4geKa7U

Again, dayum.

Holy!!!
(http://koti.mbnet.fi/gortef/Harbl/Yotsubas_dad_is_awesome.jpg)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on April 18, 2013, 07:38:54 pm
Just finished Angel Beats, and found it to be really, really good. Funny and sad in all the right places, and surprisingly, nothing that would make me worry about sharing it with friends .

Also been watching Yahtzee's Zero Punctuation.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on April 19, 2013, 02:39:38 am
Quite a lot of mecha anime is on air during this spring. I've checked these three at least.

Majestic Prince - So far this seems to be balancing between Wacky&Fun and Trying to be Cool.
Valvrave The Liberator - Feels like Sunrise is trying to make this the next Code Geass.
Suisei no Gargantia - This one is the most interesting one from these three candidates IMHO. The setting feels good enough and Chamber is quite a cool mech.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 03, 2013, 03:26:03 pm
Was just thinking about acquiring the complete series of "DotHack" for my modest (read: almost nonexistent) anime library. Anyone have any opinion on it? Is it worth getting, will I need to read up on back story or get the games? Will I ever find out if Goku's soul bomb will charge in time to beat Freeza in the next exciting episode of DRAGON BALL Z? Does it actually have a proper plot?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 03, 2013, 03:42:20 pm
It depends on which version of .hack you're talking about.  Do you mean the original series .hack//SIGN, or Legend of the Twilight Bracelet, or Roots, or something else I'm not aware of that may have come after that?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 03, 2013, 05:43:54 pm
It depends on which version of .hack you're talking about.  Do you mean the original series .hack//SIGN, or Legend of the Twilight Bracelet, or Roots, or something else I'm not aware of that may have come after that?

And here's where I want the help. I have no fracking idea, besides people telling me "Hurr Durr, get Dot Hack! It r0x0rz b0x0rz, lolololroflmao n00b"...

Well maybe not that bad, but it's how they come across to me when they constanty say the same bloody vague reply as to WHY i should get it and what "It" is!  :mad:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on May 03, 2013, 08:38:38 pm
My personal recommendation is to simply avoid it entirely.  If memory serves, everything following .hack//SIGN requires supplementary materials to understand.  (Another series to avoid over this is the (Tower/Shield/Sword of) Druaga series)

Watch Sword Art Online instead.  And Accel World.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark RevenantX on May 03, 2013, 10:47:00 pm
Watch Sword Art Online instead

I'd recommend reading it instead.  The anime starts decently but then devolves to **** in the second half.  Accel World is pretty good though.

Watching Suisei no Gargantia right now.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 03, 2013, 11:52:50 pm
Was just thinking about acquiring the complete series of "DotHack" for my modest (read: almost nonexistent) anime library. Anyone have any opinion on it? Is it worth getting, will I need to read up on back story or get the games? Will I ever find out if Goku's soul bomb will charge in time to beat Freeza in the next exciting episode of DRAGON BALL Z? Does it actually have a proper plot?

Ooookay, this is always a fun question to answer.

.hack takes place a few decades into the future (or at least it did when it was written). There is a globally-popular MMO called "The World" that all the characters play. On the surface, it's a story about these players and what they get up to online. But "The World" is deeper than that: there are parts of the game that do not seem to follow the normal rules, and characters who get up to some strange activities. What's clear is that the game is hiding something sinister. Very little of the series takes place "offline", pretty much everything of import happens while players are playing the game. Furthermore, each installment usually stars a brand-new cast, with older characters occasionally making cameos.

The series is centered around the games. Those are where the main plotlines lie, and where the series storytelling is at its best, IMO. The first set of games (.hack//Infection, .hack//Mutation, .hack//Outbreak, and .hack//Quarantine) form the core of the "classic" storyline and have good characters and story, but very repetitive gameplay. It's fun enough, but it can get old after a while. The second set (.hack//GU, Volumes 1-3) is much improved on almost every count, and personally I count it as the peak of the series as far as the story goes. All of these games are on the PS2, if you're interested.

The two anime, .hack//SIGN and .hack//ROOTS, are prequels to the first and second sets of games, respectively. SIGN is amazing (very light on action, mostly dialogue, but it's good dialogue, good character development, and Yuki Kajiura writing the music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZWZP4MOD_o)). ROOTS is less so, but still decent.
But the point is that neither anime series fully resolves its plotline, as it leads directly into the games. (Well, SIGN sort of does, in that its main character gets closure, but the story continues without them.) There's a few anime movies that take place in the future of the series after the third game (which is not available in English), but they are more side stories than anything else.

The various novels and manga are either alternate (and non-canon) retellings or miscellaneous side stories. It's perfectly possible to enjoy the series without ever touching them: they just flesh out The World a bit more and show some alternate perspectives.

SO, my advice if you're looking to get into the series is to either get either set of games, which, as I said, contain the heart of the plot, or watch .hack//SIGN to get a taste of it, but know going in that it's going to leave questions unanswered, as it's a prequel. You can jump in at either set of games and enjoy what's going on, but the whole universe and plot only really comes together if you've read/watched/played everything.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 04, 2013, 12:09:21 am
I totally got beat to the punch, but who cares, Imma post anyway. :p

It depends on which version of .hack you're talking about.  Do you mean the original series .hack//SIGN, or Legend of the Twilight Bracelet, or Roots, or something else I'm not aware of that may have come after that?

And here's where I want the help. I have no fracking idea, besides people telling me "Hurr Durr, get Dot Hack! It r0x0rz b0x0rz, lolololroflmao n00b"...

Well maybe not that bad, but it's how they come across to me when they constanty say the same bloody vague reply as to WHY i should get it and what "It" is!  :mad:
Well, I can at least help a bit, since I do have some experience with the franchise.  .hack as a whole is very much a multimedia experience, with the anime/games/manga/novels all contributing, but SIGN works pretty well as a stand-alone product, since it's basically the beginning of that part of the story.  It's actually the show that first piqued my interest in anime, since I had this reaction of, "Huh...it's a cartoon, but it's a bunch of people standing around talking about personal stuff, instead of doing wacky hijinks!"  It has a pretty deliberate pacing, which I've seen some criticize as too slow, but I was fine with it myself.  Plus, its soundtrack is gorgeous.  SIGN acts as something of a lead-in to the original four-part PS2 game series: Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, and Quarantine.  Each of those was bundled with one episode of a four-part OVA called Liminality, which dealt with events happening at the same time as the games in a real-world setting.  Legend of the Twilight Bracelet was a follow-up series which focused mostly on different characters than SIGN and the games, but it wasn't all that great...aaaaand it has the rather dubious nickname of ".hack//Incest" for good reason. :lol:

After that, my knowledge trails off somewhat.  I know that the anime series Roots represents something of a "reset" of the franchise, taking part in an MMO that's a sequel to the one used as a backdrop for SIGN and the other earlier materials.  Just like SIGN did, it leads into its own set of video games, this time a three-parter called .hack//G.U.  However, I can't really tell you myself whether it's any good or not.

Bottom line?  I'd recommend giving SIGN a try, but beyond that, it's really up to you.

My personal recommendation is to simply avoid it entirely.  If memory serves, everything following .hack//SIGN requires supplementary materials to understand.  (Another series to avoid over this is the (Tower/Shield/Sword of) Druaga series)
As far as I'd heard, Tower of Druaga was fairly self-contained, since the only thing it was based on initially was a fairly-plotless NES title.  But maybe I'm mistaken.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on May 04, 2013, 01:28:13 am
My personal recommendation is to simply avoid it entirely.  If memory serves, everything following .hack//SIGN requires supplementary materials to understand.  (Another series to avoid over this is the (Tower/Shield/Sword of) Druaga series)
As far as I'd heard, Tower of Druaga was fairly self-contained, since the only thing it was based on initially was a fairly-plotless NES title.  But maybe I'm mistaken.

While Tower itself is fairly well contained, it's unfinished if you don't continue with shield/sword/whatever.  And those are the ones that bring in the stuff from other material.

I also found the ending to be completely unsatisfying, but that might just be me.

--

Watch Sword Art Online instead

I'd recommend reading it instead.  The anime starts decently but then devolves to **** in the second half.

I really wish they had tried to flesh out the relationships involving the side characters a little more, and let the first season end
Spoiler:
where he wakes up and wanders after her, rather than get into the whole second game thing.  It felt kind of tacked on to the rest of it. 

I'm also disappointed that the 'revive someone' item never came up after he got it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Droid803 on May 04, 2013, 02:32:17 am
I've only watched the anime for Tower of Druaga and I never even knew a) it was an adaptation and b) that there is more.
I thought it was totally fine and complete, tbh.

SAO is a decent premise turned to **** from horribad writing, still, it's a decent watch if you try not to think about it. The side stories are better than the main story - the Asuna/Kirito relationship is like starwars prequels level... The series as a whole had so much potential if it actually just followed the progression through the game as a survival story instead of hopping right to the end with some wish-fulfillment romance and cheesy ending (don't get me started on ALO, where the writing is even worse, and totally pointless). Not the anime's fault though, the originals are totally the same and even has a full on pr0ns chapter like some bad gary-stu fanfiction. The author even admits it...

Accel World is a whole lot better in that regard, I guess.


On another note, I'm watching Suisei no Gargantia, Shingeki no Kyojin (aka. Attack on Titan; Eotenas), and Valvrave the Liberator this season.
Thoughts so far:

Gargantia: wtf, this is supposed to be urobutcher? where is the despair? where are the exploding bodies D:
Eotenas: oh I guess this is where all the exploding bodies went
Valvrave: this is hilariously bad, in the good way. space vampire with geass bloodcells piloting a gundam who's special attack is committing sepuku fighting space nazis for a chunk of miniature dyson sphere the anime.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on May 04, 2013, 04:25:09 am
I have pretty much lost all faith in anime because they are almost all crap. Almost every season there are one or few watchable series, or if fortune so graces, even good series. Finding those seems to be an exercise in frustration though.

- Defiance. Doesn't seem to be good but jury's still out.
- Da Vinci's Demons. We'll see if Starz can pull another Spartacus with this series, but the concept is very different. Only seen one episode so far, so jury's still out.
- Elementary. Season's almost over but I am still not convinced this is worth watching. Guess that says about my available time more than quality of the series.
- Game of Thrones. Everybody loves this series except for me it seems. It's good entertainment but I haven't seen any episodes since latest season premiere.
- Grimm. Great show, I can recommend this one.
- NCIS. Used to be great show, but age is taking its toll.
- Person of Interest. It is hard to like the main character in this series, but other than that it's pretty decent.
- Revolution. Only seen one episode so far, but it does have some potential. Jury's still out on verdict.
- Supernatural. Used to be great show in the beginning, then hit by bad writing. This season has been its comeback and quality has been oddly close to what it used to be. Still, time's running out for this show and they should wrap it up soon.
- The Big Bang Theory. Again used to be good at the beginning but somehow the show became more mainstream since the first season. It still has some pretty good comedy every now and then, but I think they should wrap it up.
- Vegas. Great series, I can recommend this.
- Vikings. More based on legends than actual history. But still better than average series.
- Warehouse 13. I dropped this series after its ****ty season 2 finale but recently picked it up again. At times I don't know what I should think of writing in this series, but I guess it passes by being above average.

And series not currently airing.
- Breaking Bad. What more there is to say.
- Burn Notice. The series would have been better as more focused but it seems they have forcefully drawn the series out. Used to be great but now it's above average. We'll see how upcoming season works out.
- Strike Back. Good military action.
- Suits. There's just something in this series that's fun to watch.
- The Legend of Korra. First season was somewhat disappointing, especially its ending but I'll get what I can.

And last, what animes I am currently watching. The list is short for obvious reasons.
- Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. There's also manga but it seems that both are based on novels. So far decent.
- Hataraku Maou-sama!. There's manga too, but again both are based on novels. I quite enjoy watching this one.
- Suisei no Gargantia. It seems decent enough to keep watching, for now.
- Date a Live. Probably dropping this, after curious beginning it's going stupid very fast. Based on novels like manga adaptation, which was discontinued.

Will probably watch in the near future.
- Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 04, 2013, 06:11:35 am
Thanks a bunch Dark Hunter & Mongoose, you've shed quite a bit of light on the situation. And I think I'll give the whole thing a miss. I'm a bit of a comletionist and hate having questions left unanswered, so I'd have to go the whole nine yards if I started watching it. And I just can't afford to do that (both in HDD space and money) for one story that once I'd reached the end, would have left me questioning just why I sank so much time and money/Disk space into it.

Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 04, 2013, 02:07:28 pm
Fair enough, .hack is freaking expensive if you want to get everything. :p

Though I am a fan of the series, I haven't been keeping up with it as of late, largely because a lot of the more recent stuff hasn't been getting an English release.

Still, I'd recommend checking out the series' music. If nothing else, .hack always has fantastic music.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 04, 2013, 02:59:43 pm
- Revolution. Only seen one episode so far, but it does have some potential. Jury's still out on verdict.

Unless it's gotten much, much better recently, it's terrible. It's got tons of potential, but for the first... 6-8 episodes that I watched, I saw all of that potential get shoveled into the toilet and set on fire.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark RevenantX on May 04, 2013, 03:14:12 pm
SAO is a decent premise turned to **** from horribad writing, still, it's a decent watch if you try not to think about it. The side stories are better than the main story - the Asuna/Kirito relationship is like starwars prequels level... The series as a whole had so much potential if it actually just followed the progression through the game as a survival story instead of hopping right to the end with some wish-fulfillment romance and cheesy ending (don't get me started on ALO, where the writing is even worse, and totally pointless). Not the anime's fault though, the originals are totally the same and even has a full on pr0ns chapter like some bad gary-stu fanfiction. The author even admits it...

The reason to read it is to get to the far better later material.  But yeah, slogging through ALO is a pain.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 04, 2013, 11:47:04 pm
I have pretty much lost all faith in anime because they are almost all crap. Almost every season there are one or few watchable series, or if fortune so graces, even good series. Finding those seems to be an exercise in frustration though.
Do what I do and just don't watch currently-airing stuff.  There are a few decades' worth of really good series and OVAs out there, and if you give the current seasons a few years, the worthwhile stuff tends to get filtered out and stand the test of time, so it'll be there when you decide to watch it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on May 05, 2013, 01:12:00 am
There are a few decades' worth of really good series and OVAs out there
I would venture to guess that I've seen all that there is worth to see. Ever since I visited this guy long time ago who I met in irc and copied his anime collections, watched them and then kept consuming anime like food, I've forgotten more anime than most people have seen in their lifetime.

And just now I realized how utterly sad that sounds when said out loud. **** me.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 05, 2013, 01:25:29 am
Why aren't you hanging out in the WoD IRC with the rest of us anime geeks? ;)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on May 05, 2013, 01:30:19 am
Because I never played WoD further than first few missions and because I've never had a need to have conversations with anime as subject.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on May 05, 2013, 12:03:25 pm
There are a few decades' worth of really good series and OVAs out there
I would venture to guess that I've seen all that there is worth to see. Ever since I visited this guy long time ago who I met in irc and copied his anime collections, watched them and then kept consuming anime like food, I've forgotten more anime than most people have seen in their lifetime.

And just now I realized how utterly sad that sounds when said out loud. **** me.
I've seen over 400 shows in all sorts of genres and I'm still discovering new stuff I've never heard of before.
You probably haven't seen as much as you think you have.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 05, 2013, 05:53:58 pm
I would venture to guess that I've seen all that there is worth to see.

Seriously though that's a ridiculous statement, you've seen every series of value for the past 50 years from a country whose language you don't even speak. You're not in a position to make such judgements and there's a lot of stuff from the early days that I doubt you'd even have been able to track down yet, assuming you were actually trying, which by your own admission you were not.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 05, 2013, 05:58:05 pm
To be honest, until we see Romeo and Juliet enacted with cyber samurai and 50 foot mecha, none of us have seen everything worth watching.

*Now that I think about it, I wouldn't be surprised if there was something like that in existence....TO THE "GOOGLE"!
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 05, 2013, 06:02:54 pm
Well, there was a Romeo and Juliet anime, though I don't think that one had cyber-samurai.  Samurai 7, GONZO's crack at Kurosawa's legendary Seven Samurai, managed to have both cyber samurai and 50-foot mecha though. :D
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on May 05, 2013, 06:07:16 pm
Well, there was a Romeo and Juliet anime,
Which was pretty decent.

though I don't think that one had cyber-samurai.  Samurai 7, GONZO's crack at Kurosawa's legendary Seven Samurai, managed to have both cyber samurai and 50-foot mecha though. :D
This could have been so much better. It was filled with too much Gonzoooooo.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on May 05, 2013, 06:25:59 pm
To be honest, until we see Romeo and Juliet enacted with cyber samurai and 50 foot mecha

Yeah, that's 08th MS Team. Damn good show.

Also, I only saw one post here mentioning Attack on Titan, wtf? That show is THE **** right now.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 05, 2013, 06:35:15 pm
Well, there was a Romeo and Juliet anime, though I don't think that one had cyber-samurai.  Samurai 7, GONZO's crack at Kurosawa's legendary Seven Samurai, managed to have both cyber samurai and 50-foot mecha though. :D

I actually remember reading a Romeo and Juliet (among some others of Shakepeare's plays) manga that leaned heavily towards sci-fi fantasy. Can't remember the title of the book though.  I remember that Tybalt had a wicked cool set of armour and awesome hair.


And I just watched the 'There She Is' flash movies on Newgrounds for the Nth time. Damned good work, they are.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 05, 2013, 06:57:31 pm
Yeah, that's 08th MS Team. Damn good show.

08th is ****ing amazing with the mecha animation and fights but my god is it derpy on the Shiro's superiors bits.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on May 05, 2013, 11:58:46 pm
Seriously though that's a ridiculous statement, you've seen every series of value for the past 50 years from a country whose language you don't even speak. You're not in a position to make such judgements and there's a lot of stuff from the early days that I doubt you'd even have been able to track down yet, assuming you were actually trying, which by your own admission you were not.
Thank you for your sentiments. You however do not know me or what I have done in the past.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on May 06, 2013, 12:15:11 am
A bit off topic, but I REALLY wish they'd start translating some of their more 'out-there' games.  I've seen videos of some very interesting looking RPG / Tactics mechanics.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 06, 2013, 12:48:05 am
Thank you for your sentiments. You however do not know me or what I have done in the past.

I'd think by now I know you pretty well; we've both been posting here for upwards of 5 years. This "you don't know me" **** is not going to fly, Fury, I've been able to watch you far too long.

Plus you actually said where you got most of your older anime from.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on May 06, 2013, 01:24:19 am
What and how we do in the internet is hardly a representation of our private life, as you should very well know by now. I can fairly say that I don't know you and I am content at leaving it at that too. And what I said two posts earlier is how I started, which is not enough information to draw unnecessary conjectures from. Not only that, but the post was based on an opinion of what is worthwhile, not on a fact. Such a fact doesn't exist in the first place like there is no such a fact as to what books are worth reading.

Now, are we done yet? No? Too bad, I am.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 06, 2013, 04:53:04 am
Can you guys take this to PMs if it continues? This thread has been far too helpful and civil for something this petty to ruin it for the rest of us after so long.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 06, 2013, 06:24:47 am
Not only that, but the post was based on an opinion of what is worthwhile, not on a fact.

You mentioned books. Apparently, while I was busy being conceived, some guy named Chohei Kambayashi was writing a sci-fi novel in Japan called Yukikaze with the themes of alienation, disillusionment with the military, and the mechanization of combat. It was somewhat before its time (ideally it should have come of age with the MQ-1 Predator because of its particular subject matter) so most folks forgot it. I only learned about it in April of this year. I highly recommend it not only for the relevant themes but because it's actually pretty good with its aerial combat sequences. It was highly unlikely I'd ever know this work existed if someone hadn't written a review I happened to see and look at because it had a cool airplane on the cover.

The point is that there's stuff out there. You've proclaimed in your best tone of embittered veterancy that there is nothing left for you to care about. I've watched an awful ****ing lot of people play out the bittervet routine (EVE does that to people) for why they no longer care. It's rationalization. It's not actuality. It's never actuality. There remains somewhere amid the output of the monkeys banging on typewriters quality work that neither you nor I have ever heard of. There always will. The field is too vast for a blanket, sweeping generalization to ever be true. Too vast for any single person to ever survey. To attempt either is an act of remarkable conceit.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on May 06, 2013, 07:44:45 am
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You've proclaimed in your best tone of embittered veterancy that there is nothing left for you to care about.
Every recent Fury post ever?  :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mebber on May 06, 2013, 08:19:20 am
Watching "Deadwood" for the first time now, still uncertain if i'll like it. But i've just finished episode 2, so i'm at the very beginning. I'm also re-watching "Black Adder" for the third time or so, i love this show.

I'm not really into animes, but a friend of mine loves them. Last thing he recommended to me i actually watched was Black Lagoon, which was quite enjoyable.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on May 06, 2013, 08:48:05 am
I've recently finished the first season of Strike Witches. It came up when I was discussing anime-related things with a friend, and I got intrigued by the concept (and not the no-pants thing). I certainly did enjoy it, and I've already ordered the second season.

Now I'm currently working my way through the first season of Wagnaria!!/Working!!, another recommendation by the same friend (since I thoroughly enjoyed Azumanga Daioh). Another thing that I've also ordered is Ghost In The Shell 2nd GIG.

Apparently, while I was busy being conceived, some guy named Chohei Kambayashi was writing a sci-fi novel in Japan called Yukikaze with the themes of alienation, disillusionment with the military, and the mechanization of combat. It was somewhat before its time (ideally it should have come of age with the MQ-1 Predator because of its particular subject matter) so most folks forgot it. I only learned about it in April of this year. I highly recommend it not only for the relevant themes but because it's actually pretty good with its aerial combat sequences. It was highly unlikely I'd ever know this work existed if someone hadn't written a review I happened to see and look at because it had a cool airplane on the cover.
Would that be the novel that the anime/OVAs of Yukikaze is based on? I've been considering getting the latter, but now that you've mentioned the novel, I might have to think about it. I actually was considering it for the same reason ("cool airplane on the cover"), though I have seen the Yukikaze aircraft before (not in context). The Wikipedia article for the anime states that the producers had assistance from the JASDF for the air-combat scenes, so I don't think I'd be missing out on well done air-combat scenes if I try that first.

Last thing he recommended to me i actually watched was Black Lagoon, which was quite enjoyable.
I've had that recommended to me as well.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on May 06, 2013, 09:06:22 am
I'm not really into animes, but a friend of mine loves them. Last thing he recommended to me i actually watched was Black Lagoon, which was quite enjoyable.
It's anime, not animes.

I've recently finished the first season of Strike Witches. It came up when I was discussing anime-related things with a friend, and I got intrigued by the concept (and not the no-pants thing). I certainly did enjoy it, and I've already ordered the second season.
I thought the second season of Strike witches was kind of weak. But the movie was imho quite good, definitely would recommend that after season 2.
If you like Strike witches you would probably enjoy Girls und Panzer too, I recently watched that and ****ing loved it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on May 06, 2013, 09:22:37 am
And thanks to that lovely screenshot in celebration of freespace i'm watching first season of nanoha. i'm having mixed feelings about watching it.

the story is okay-ish, if delving into annoyingly childish sometimes, but i cannot help thinking "what the **** am i doing here at 23 years old watching something that was very obviously made for children..."

(not saying urk, anime aer for kids, far from it... just this particular one...)


also, i really need to statisfy my akira craving soon -.-

and as a sidenote, i found MS Gundam 00 to be quite a solid series for both seasons. Iffy sometimes, downright stupid at other times, but hey, i've watched worse XD

I have no idea why a lot of people talked **** about it tho. The series at least tried to give some decent justifications for the **** they pulled and honestly, the movie was the utterly weakest link in the series of the stuff i watched.



also, since someone mentioned Yukikaze, the anime is glorious. So yeah. Whoopwhoopwhoopwhoop
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on May 06, 2013, 09:38:03 am
Hey hey, there's nothing wrong with watching Nanoha. (http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-colbert.gif)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on May 06, 2013, 09:43:15 am
And thanks to that lovely screenshot in celebration of freespace i'm watching first season of nanoha. i'm having mixed feelings about watching it.

the story is okay-ish, if delving into annoyingly childish sometimes, but i cannot help thinking "what the **** am i doing here at 23 years old watching something that was very obviously made for children..."

(not saying urk, anime aer for kids, far from it... just this particular one...)
The first season of nanoha is fairly basic mahou shoujo and only near the end do they turn it all up a notch. Then comes the second season, A's, and stuff gets really awesome.
So I'm not suprised by your initial impression by it.

and as a sidenote, i found MS Gundam 00 to be quite a solid series for both seasons. Iffy sometimes, downright stupid at other times, but hey, i've watched worse XD

I have no idea why a lot of people talked **** about it tho. The series at least tried to give some decent justifications for the **** they pulled and honestly, the movie was the utterly weakest link in the series of the stuff i watched.
Agreed on all of that. I personally really enjoyed 00 a lot.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dragon on May 06, 2013, 09:52:54 am
Yeah, Nanoha starts slow. Up until Fate's first appearance, it's pretty much only worth watching so you know how it started. After that however, it becomes awesome.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on May 06, 2013, 09:53:49 am
Hey hey, there's nothing wrong with watching Nanoha. (http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-colbert.gif)
XD

And thanks to that lovely screenshot in celebration of freespace i'm watching first season of nanoha. i'm having mixed feelings about watching it.

the story is okay-ish, if delving into annoyingly childish sometimes, but i cannot help thinking "what the **** am i doing here at 23 years old watching something that was very obviously made for children..."

(not saying urk, anime aer for kids, far from it... just this particular one...)
The first season of nanoha is fairly basic mahou shoujo and only near the end do they turn it all up a notch. Then comes the second season, A's, and stuff gets really awesome.
So I'm not suprised by your initial impression by it.
Will hold on then. Already dl'ed A's so yeah.
[edit] at episode 11  of first season atm...
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and as a sidenote, i found MS Gundam 00 to be quite a solid series for both seasons. Iffy sometimes, downright stupid at other times, but hey, i've watched worse XD

I have no idea why a lot of people talked **** about it tho. The series at least tried to give some decent justifications for the **** they pulled and honestly, the movie was the utterly weakest link in the series of the stuff i watched.
Agreed on all of that. I personally really enjoyed 00 a lot.
Finally someone :D
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 06, 2013, 12:05:38 pm
I've recently finished the first season of Strike Witches. It came up when I was discussing anime-related things with a friend, and I got intrigued by the concept (and not the no-pants thing).
Suuuuure. :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 06, 2013, 12:18:46 pm
I've recently finished the first season of Strike Witches. It came up when I was discussing anime-related things with a friend, and I got intrigued by the concept (and not the no-pants thing).
Suuuuure. :p

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/21492113.jpg)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on May 06, 2013, 12:32:03 pm
no-pants thing
(http://i.imgur.com/UYWDD.gif)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on May 07, 2013, 08:49:36 pm
Since Psycho Pass I haven't really found anything that catches my eye.

So far the most promising one for me is Shingeki no Kyojin, that last episode sure made me go: WTF man! and for once the studio/script guys sure know how to use a cliffhanger.
Another I'm watching is Ore imouto whatever, watched the first release so I'm following the story.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 08, 2013, 06:33:13 am
Tried watching Girls Und Panzer but after the third randomly placed german word, I just had to turn it off.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on May 08, 2013, 06:52:42 am
Tried watching Girls Und Panzer but after the third randomly placed german word, I just had to turn it off.
You are using the wrong subs, watch hiryuu instead of commie (or dmonhiro for the bd release, which uses hiryuu subs)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: RangerKarl on May 08, 2013, 08:35:17 am
Watching Valvrave, Majestic Prince, Gargantia and Hataraku, Maou-sama! this season. Lots of strong winners, and I haven't even gotten into eoten onslaught yet.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on May 08, 2013, 09:21:43 am
I've recently finished the first season of Strike Witches. It came up when I was discussing anime-related things with a friend, and I got intrigued by the concept (and not the no-pants thing).
Suuuuure. :p

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/21492113.jpg)

I suppose I was asking for that. :lol: It's not worth the trouble to convince anyone otherwise... :P

I thought the second season of Strike witches was kind of weak. But the movie was imho quite good, definitely would recommend that after season 2.
If you like Strike witches you would probably enjoy Girls und Panzer too, I recently watched that and ****ing loved it.

I'll certainly consider both of these suggestions. Although, about this:

You are using the wrong subs, watch hiryuu instead of commie (or dmonhiro for the bd release, which uses hiryuu subs)
Would the DVD release (if there's one with a sub) have the "correct" sub?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on May 08, 2013, 10:25:35 am
I suppose I was asking for that. :lol: It's not worth the trouble to convince anyone otherwise... :P
I know how you feel man, back in the day when I was watching Strike witches everyone responded the same way when I said that I wasn't in it for the whole panty flashing deal :p

Would the DVD release (if there's one with a sub) have the "correct" sub?
When it comes to fansubs right now there is only the TV version (commie troll subs and hiryuu) and the Blu ray release (up to volume 4 right now, released by dmonhiro using hiryuu subs). AFAIK there isn't a DVD release on the interwebs atm.
I haven't heard anything about it being licensed outside of japan by anyone yet so there probably won't be localized DVD versions any time soon either.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on May 08, 2013, 11:47:50 am
plowed right through first 2 nanoha seasons, and i can honestly say i'm sorta meh about it. StrikerS seems to be a much more interesting premise. probably because of a bit of broadening of encounters or summat. dunno.


will type out a full assesment once i finish strikers.

overall, i could've gone far worse with anime than this at least :D
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Ghostavo on May 08, 2013, 11:58:41 am
(http://nanofate.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/f648eaa2be7a6d52b874fdeb2efc1aec.png)

 :nervous:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on May 08, 2013, 12:20:00 pm
Yeah... i'm not getting where the whole "Nanoha, Destroyer of Worlds!" shtick comes from. In my subs at least, there has been a single mention of the whole "White Devil" thing and thats by Vita near the end of A's. I'm kinda hoping StrikerS delivers on that.

Also, my experience with the anime so far can be summed up as: "Came for the beams of doom, stayed for the characters and story."
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Ghostavo on May 08, 2013, 12:25:23 pm
Haven't you seen how Nanoha has made every friends she has? She's pummeled them into submission friendship!

By the end of StrikerS you should realize exactly how Nanoha handles every problem she has. :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on May 08, 2013, 01:54:47 pm
Haven't you seen how Nanoha has made every friends she has? She's pummeled them into submission friendship!
here's the thing, it hasnt really happened through pummeling. fate didnt exactly get her ass handed to her by nanoha and neither did hayate or the wolkenritter... (gratuitous german woo)

the ones who got the long end of the divine/whatever buster, well, nobody went down from just one so far :p
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By the end of StrikerS you should realize exactly how Nanoha handles every problem she has. :p
Alrite :)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 08, 2013, 02:36:16 pm
It's really more of a joke that fans have come up with regarding Nanoha's character.

The "Full Power! Absolute Destruction!" joke is a lot funnier in Japanese, since the two exclamations are homophones ("Zenryoku zenkai!")

Referring to her as "the White Devil" is a cross-joke with Gundam. The original Gundam was called "The White Devil" by its enemies, and Nanoha's outfit has the same color scheme.

Like I said, besides her habit of "befriending" former enemies, there isn't a lot in the series to suggest she's a blood-crazed warrior. Although more recent side materials seem to have rolled with this perception, showing Nanoha getting really into her battles (to the point where one manga showed a mock battle between her and Signum that had to be stopped because they both got a bit too serious about it).
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 08, 2013, 02:47:21 pm
 Not exactly a TV series, but I am currently watching: Shephard's mind. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNaJX6gOYMA) It shines the most once you get past the first 10 or so episodes.
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Post by: pecenipicek on May 08, 2013, 03:15:19 pm
It's really more of a joke that fans have come up with regarding Nanoha's character.

The "Full Power! Absolute Destruction!" joke is a lot funnier in Japanese, since the two exclamations are homophones ("Zenryoku zenkai!")

Referring to her as "the White Devil" is a cross-joke with Gundam. The original Gundam was called "The White Devil" by its enemies, and Nanoha's outfit has the same color scheme.

Like I said, besides her habit of "befriending" former enemies, there isn't a lot in the series to suggest she's a blood-crazed warrior. Although more recent side materials seem to have rolled with this perception, showing Nanoha getting really into her battles (to the point where one manga showed a mock battle between her and Signum that had to be stopped because they both got a bit too serious about it).
that... explains a lot of it actually. thanks :)
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Post by: ssmit132 on May 09, 2013, 08:58:23 am
When it comes to fansubs right now there is only the TV version (commie troll subs and hiryuu) and the Blu ray release (up to volume 4 right now, released by dmonhiro using hiryuu subs). AFAIK there isn't a DVD release on the interwebs atm.
I haven't heard anything about it being licensed outside of japan by anyone yet so there probably won't be localized DVD versions any time soon either.
Ah that's a shame. I suppose it only was made last year so I wouldn't be surprised that it may be some time (if it ever does) before an English DVD is released; I've only just been getting into anime so I don't know the usual time for an English release to come out.
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Post by: Spoon on May 09, 2013, 05:41:36 pm
Ah that's a shame. I suppose it only was made last year so I wouldn't be surprised that it may be some time (if it ever does) before an English DVD is released; I've only just been getting into anime so I don't know the usual time for an English release to come out.
It tends to vary but you usually shouldn't expect to see it within a year after the original air time (some times 2-3 years even, if at all)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 09, 2013, 09:52:30 pm
Started watching Bakemonogatari...

This is seriously one of the most WTF anime I've ever seen.  :wtf:

It's pretty good so far, but it's just... strange. Studio SHAFT looks like they were having way too much fun with the artwork in this one.
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Post by: Gortef on May 10, 2013, 05:08:22 am
Tried watching Girls Und Panzer but after the third randomly placed german word, I just had to turn it off.

Umm... if the ones you have are Commies .mkv files then check your players subtitle settings.
The mkv wrap also includes a subtitle pack called "No Fun Allowed", which are normal subs.
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Post by: Spoon on May 10, 2013, 07:15:54 am
Tried watching Girls Und Panzer but after the third randomly placed german word, I just had to turn it off.

Umm... if the ones you have are Commies .mkv files then check your players subtitle settings.
The mkv wrap also includes a subtitle pack called "No Fun Allowed", which are normal subs.
Oh lawl
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Post by: Rodo on May 10, 2013, 09:49:59 am
Started watching Bakemonogatari...

This is seriously one of the most WTF anime I've ever seen.  :wtf:

It's pretty good so far, but it's just... strange. Studio SHAFT looks like they were having way too much fun with the artwork in this one.

It's a good anime, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
It's probably strange because it touches urban legends and stuff we're not familiar with I guess, but I found it quite amusing trying to make sense out of the stories.

Then there's the Nisemono ones, I just couldn't find purpose on those chapters, or something didn't quite fit for me.
Nekomono was good, but short.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 10, 2013, 01:15:56 pm
I think it's more the art style, frankly. Like I said, Studio SHAFT is having too much fun with this.

Also, I just heard a Japanese actress flawlessly pronounce an English "r" and "l". Yep, this anime is weird.
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Post by: Spoon on May 10, 2013, 02:36:21 pm
Then there's the Nisemono ones, I just couldn't find purpose on those chapters, or something didn't quite fit for me.
Nekomono was good, but short.
Nisemono lacked everything that made bakemono good. It was pure fetish fuel with only a very few highlights.

I think it's more the art style, frankly. Like I said, Studio SHAFT is having too much fun with this.

Also, I just heard a Japanese actress flawlessly pronounce an English "r" and "l". Yep, this anime is weird.
Amusingly enough, the Japanese are actually suprisingly good at doing the rrrolling R (the way the dutch do it)
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 10, 2013, 02:43:17 pm
 The superior trilled Rs are why I envy scots.
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Post by: Mongoose on May 10, 2013, 03:38:40 pm
I can't physically make that sound; my tongue's too attached or something.  Guess it's a good thing I never took Spanish.
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 10, 2013, 04:26:29 pm
 Can you "fold" your tongue? (touch the back with the tip) If not, yeah, you wont get anywhere.
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Post by: pecenipicek on May 10, 2013, 05:07:12 pm
are we talking about the rolling R as in ARRRRRRRRR, pirate style?
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Post by: Ghostavo on May 12, 2013, 08:00:37 am
Holy ****, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S just took a turn for the awesome.

J.C. Staff are awesome, awesome and cruel bastards.
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Post by: Rodo on May 12, 2013, 08:06:29 am
Holy ****, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S just took a turn for the awesome.

J.C. Staff are awesome, awesome and cruel bastards.

what? no what's that?

I like cruel stuff, most watch.
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Post by: CKid on May 12, 2013, 09:10:30 am
Died a little at the end of the episode.  :( Hate that we have to wait a week for the next one.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 12, 2013, 12:40:14 pm
Holy ****, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S just took a turn for the awesome.

J.C. Staff are awesome, awesome and cruel bastards.

Accelerator is here, cruel awesomeness ensues.

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120316131812/to-aru-majutsu-no-index/images/thumb/9/9f/Accelerator.png/800px-Accelerator.png)
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 13, 2013, 12:19:45 am
Aw, wth. I thought he turned good??? Wellp, guess I gotta watch that now.
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Post by: Fury on May 13, 2013, 12:58:09 am
Scourge of Ages, the S is taking place before that happens and is really nothing more than an extended version of what we've already seen. It's all sorts of confusing and stupid to be honest because you already roughly know how things turn out.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 13, 2013, 02:06:27 am
Oh, well that's ok. Still gonna watch it :)
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Post by: Ghostavo on May 13, 2013, 11:34:07 am
Scourge of Ages, the S is taking place before that happens and is really nothing more than an extended version of what we've already seen. It's all sorts of confusing and stupid to be honest because you already roughly know how things turn out.

Let me guess, you hated Fate/Zero?
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Post by: Fury on May 13, 2013, 01:07:59 pm
I actually dropped Fate/Zero after two episodes if I remember correctly, but I disliked it for different reasons entirely. At least Fate/Zero takes place ten years before Fate/Stay Night, not in middle of the main story like Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S does.
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Post by: Turambar on May 13, 2013, 01:53:45 pm
This Attack on Titan anime is getting pretty dark.  If i had to pick a word to describe it, it'd be "gruesome"
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Post by: Ghostavo on May 13, 2013, 01:56:06 pm
The events depicted in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S happen before the main storyline of Toaru Majutsu no Index... the sisters arc in Majutsu started later, you can tell by the difference in clone number (9982 vs 10032). Or by the date in the books, August 15 when 9982 was butchered and August 20 when Touma first meets 10032.
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Post by: Fury on May 13, 2013, 02:17:17 pm
I'm not sure which is more troubling. A) You expect people to actually remember such trivial details from something seen ages ago. B) Expect people to research it up prior to or during watching.

Meh to both.
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Post by: Rodo on May 13, 2013, 02:38:17 pm
This Attack on Titan anime is getting pretty dark.  If i had to pick a word to describe it, it'd be "gruesome"
It's guuud.
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Post by: Ghostavo on May 13, 2013, 03:23:03 pm
I'm not sure which is more troubling. A) You expect people to actually remember such trivial details from something seen ages ago. B) Expect people to research it up prior to or during watching.

Meh to both.

I expect you to recall that Touma stumbled into the sisters problem at the end, and that what we are seeing is the "beginning" of that problem. Misaka even tells Touma she tried to take Accelerator on and that it didn't work, which is what we'll be seeing in the next episode.

Basically, if you cannot recall that Misaka knew about the sisters when Touma found out and that what we are seeing is Misaka discovering them...
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Post by: Spoon on May 13, 2013, 04:05:08 pm
This Attack on Titan anime is getting pretty dark.  If i had to pick a word to describe it, it'd be "gruesome"
It's guuud.
I'm quite fond of the opening song
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Post by: Turambar on May 13, 2013, 05:39:31 pm
This Attack on Titan anime is getting pretty dark.  If i had to pick a word to describe it, it'd be "gruesome"
It's guuud.
I'm quite fond of the opening song

It's not my favorite, but anything beats the hell out of the Turn A Gundam intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpqwY7tsZS4
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Post by: pecenipicek on May 13, 2013, 06:16:35 pm
This Attack on Titan anime is getting pretty dark.  If i had to pick a word to describe it, it'd be "gruesome"
It's guuud.
I'm quite fond of the opening song

It's not my favorite, but anything beats the hell out of the Turn A Gundam intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpqwY7tsZS4
i would like my brain back now, please.
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Post by: Spoon on May 13, 2013, 06:22:19 pm
You guys have seen nothing yet: http://youtu.be/uYkDP5xDoO8
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 13, 2013, 06:41:46 pm
You guys have seen nothing yet: http://youtu.be/uYkDP5xDoO8

BREAKING YOUR FACE!!!!!!  :lol:
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Post by: Rodo on May 13, 2013, 08:48:54 pm
Thank you. I shall now return to the do a barrelroll dog video to erase this useless material with some other useless material that at least makes me laugh.
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Post by: Mongoose on May 13, 2013, 09:18:34 pm
Still sound better than anything by ALI Project.  Dear lord.
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Post by: pecenipicek on May 14, 2013, 02:21:10 am
never forget the gentle awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvkqsNrnxGY
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Post by: Gortef on May 14, 2013, 04:27:06 am
Just finished Baccano. Damn that was awesome. Rarely I see an anime in which every single member of the cast is enjoyable to watch.
Granted it was a tad confusing at first but things cleared out a bit after a few episodes.

Anyways, I highly recommend it.

How should I explain it in a nutshell... The series follow a huge bunch of characters and how their existence intercept with eachother... more or less.
Most of the time things happen during 1930's but time skips back and forth quite a lot.
There are gangsters, thieves and assassins. And prettymuch every one of them is either hilarious or cool.
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Post by: redsniper on May 14, 2013, 09:33:18 am
+1 for Baccano. Quite a unique and entertaining show. :yes:
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 14, 2013, 12:08:54 pm
never forget the gentle awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvkqsNrnxGY

Thank you for mitigating the damage to my ears and psyche that was caused by the other OPs.
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Post by: BloodEagle on May 15, 2013, 01:30:02 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7If2okGrJ8
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 15, 2013, 12:46:05 pm
I've recently finished the first season of Strike Witches. It came up when I was discussing anime-related things with a friend, and I got intrigued by the concept (and not the no-pants thing).

"So it's good, huh? I'll give it a chance. And I hate pants anyways."

*watches opening battle*

"Now, isn't that a bit much?"

*watches Yoshika's introduction*

"Oh, so you meant NO pants, like anywhere."
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 15, 2013, 01:09:25 pm
I finally managed to see Evangelion 3.33.

...

...what. Seriously, what?

Well, any non-Eva fans are going to have been left in the dark several miles back at this point if they've only been following the movies. For those of us familiar with the series mythology it's still rather confusing. They pulled some stuff in this movie I didn't think was even possible in Eva.

I think I have a decent grasp on what's going on, though I'm at a loss on several things... I suppose we just have to wait until Evangelion Final to clear anything up (though, this being Eva, I sort of doubt it will).
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 15, 2013, 01:20:50 pm
I finally managed to see Evangelion 3.33.

...

...what. Seriously, what?

Well, any non-Eva fans are going to have been left in the dark several miles back at this point if they've only been following the movies. For those of us familiar with the series mythology it's still rather confusing. They pulled some stuff in this movie I didn't think was even possible in Eva.

I think I have a decent grasp on what's going on, though I'm at a loss on several things... I suppose we just have to wait until Evangelion Final to clear anything up (though, this being Eva, I sort of doubt it will).

It's all been a dream experienced by God-Shinji from EoE, just before he rejects instrumentality.
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Post by: Fury on May 15, 2013, 01:46:25 pm
Evangelion should die in a fire.
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Post by: Nakura on May 15, 2013, 02:57:10 pm
I've been watching Fruits Basket lately. It's pretty good, albeit slow.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 15, 2013, 03:02:17 pm
Evangelion should die in a fire.

There are days I think this, but it's an amazing story for people to write deconstructive takes on.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 15, 2013, 04:19:22 pm
I finally managed to see Evangelion 3.33.

...

...what. Seriously, what?

Well, any non-Eva fans are going to have been left in the dark several miles back at this point if they've only been following the movies. For those of us familiar with the series mythology it's still rather confusing. They pulled some stuff in this movie I didn't think was even possible in Eva.

I think I have a decent grasp on what's going on, though I'm at a loss on several things... I suppose we just have to wait until Evangelion Final to clear anything up (though, this being Eva, I sort of doubt it will).

It's all been a dream experienced by God-Shinji from EoE, just before he rejects instrumentality.

 :lol:

You know, I can't say that something like this hasn't crossed my mind, but I don't think that even Anno would take his fanbase-trolling that far.
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 15, 2013, 04:44:47 pm
I finally managed to see Evangelion 3.33.

...

...what. Seriously, what?

Well, any non-Eva fans are going to have been left in the dark several miles back at this point if they've only been following the movies. For those of us familiar with the series mythology it's still rather confusing. They pulled some stuff in this movie I didn't think was even possible in Eva.

I think I have a decent grasp on what's going on, though I'm at a loss on several things... I suppose we just have to wait until Evangelion Final to clear anything up (though, this being Eva, I sort of doubt it will).

It's all been a dream experienced by God-Shinji from EoE, just before he rejects instrumentality.

 :lol:

You know, I can't say that something like this hasn't crossed my mind, but I don't think that even Anno would take his fanbase-trolling that far.

It'd be no different from how the original series ended. Though I don't think things will stop at just death threats should he do this, dem japanese fanbases are RABID!

And the thing is, I don't think that it's too far from the truth. There are too many things that tie the world in with EoE, that it's only logical to assume that it's linked in some fairly significant way to the original series' timestream/universe/reality/mentalbreakdowninaboxset.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 15, 2013, 05:20:31 pm
Reading about massive Evangelion cluster****s of plot and comprehension is why I'll never watch it.
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Post by: BloodEagle on May 15, 2013, 06:02:03 pm
Watch the last few episodes of Inferno Cop, instead.   ;)
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Post by: Phantom Hoover on May 15, 2013, 07:08:53 pm
i watched the thick of it a while back, imo a good show
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Post by: ssmit132 on May 15, 2013, 08:29:14 pm
"So it's good, huh? I'll give it a chance. And I hate pants anyways."

*watches opening battle*

"Now, isn't that a bit much?"

*watches Yoshika's introduction*

"Oh, so you meant NO pants, like anywhere."
:lol: That's not too far off, actually. Except I read about the lack of pants from the description; my friend didn't even mention anything about no pants until I shared that with him - and then he said it wasn't ever talked about in the show. Well, not talked about, certainly... :p
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 15, 2013, 10:27:17 pm
Reading about massive Evangelion cluster****s of plot and comprehension is why I'll never watch it.

Tell you what, though, the movie had fantastic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1WLqicYNxI) music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viOwD_9Swqk).
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Post by: yuezhi on May 16, 2013, 06:05:07 pm
Tetsugin 28-go. I watched first episode of the remake and it's not bad, just some anti-american stuff thrown in occasionally and a random pompadour.
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Post by: Mongoose on May 16, 2013, 10:39:01 pm
Man you need to go old-school and watch the original black-and-white.  GI-GAN-TOOOOORRRRRR!
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Post by: yuezhi on May 17, 2013, 01:58:28 am
Haven't looked for it but with a name like that it must be dubbed and I don't like dubs.

Where can you find black and white anime on the internets anyways?
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Post by: Mongoose on May 17, 2013, 03:17:36 am
Yes, it was dubbed...but considering it was made in 1963, do you really think you'd miss much by seeing it that way? :p
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 17, 2013, 07:13:21 am
Reading about massive Evangelion cluster****s of plot and comprehension is why I'll never watch it.

Tell you what, though, the movie had fantastic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1WLqicYNxI) music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viOwD_9Swqk).

And its very own (http://www.shipschematics.net/yamato/images/title.jpg)
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Post by: Gortef on May 20, 2013, 05:21:08 am
:lol: That's not too far off, actually. Except I read about the lack of pants from the description; my friend didn't even mention anything about no pants until I shared that with him - and then he said it wasn't ever talked about in the show. Well, not talked about, certainly... :p

(http://koti.mbnet.fi/gortef/Harbl/r8HIJ.jpg)

Actually...
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Post by: Rodo on May 20, 2013, 09:05:47 am
AHA! the hugely expected vengeance against the Titans! :D
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Post by: ssmit132 on May 20, 2013, 09:36:58 am
(http://koti.mbnet.fi/gortef/Harbl/r8HIJ.jpg)
Actually...
...okay, fine, once or twice maybe. But that's not the point I was making. :P

EDIT: I was going to just avoid technicalities, but since Dark Hunter brought it up: I've heard that the Japanese dub actually uses the word for "trousers" ("zubon") rather than the word for "panties" (whatever that is), so it might be a direct translation (to American-English "pants"). On my DVD, the English dub uses "panties", while the sub uses "pants" (and it's a different set of subs to Gortef's).


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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 20, 2013, 11:26:01 am
She was referring to her underwear in that scene... a British person must have been subtitling that one.
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 20, 2013, 11:47:26 am
I....I'm actually feeling ashamed to even know of Strike Witches now.
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Post by: ssmit132 on May 21, 2013, 04:26:39 am
What is this, FireSpawn? I thought it would be right up your alley!

...joking aside, though, I do understand where you're coming from, if it's what I think it is. I mean, most of the main cast are young teenage girls...

Anyway, let's stop depressing the guy any further. I know I mentioned I was waiting for Wagnaria!! (originally Working!! in Japan), and I've watched my DVD set twice since then. I do like these slice-of-life shows since they're easy to watch at any time, and Wagnaria!! didn't disappoint me. Granted, Inami's punching of Takanashi sort of got a bit tiring after a while, though I don't dislike her character for it since, well, it's her father's fault, and seeing Takanashi give him a verbal beat-down (while cross-dressing!) was immensely satisfying. But it's mainly a very fun and quirky show, and hopefully it doesn't take NIS America long to get the second season out on DVD (if they haven't already).
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Post by: iVoid on May 21, 2013, 08:34:53 am
I'm watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and I'm freaking loving it!! :D I'm at episode 25.
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Post by: Fury on May 21, 2013, 11:43:23 am
Brotherhood is indeed great and one of the very few anime that have satisfying ending.
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Post by: yuezhi on June 02, 2013, 09:45:44 pm
As of now Gargantia is reminding me too much of Gundam seed which i'll admit is the only Robot anime i've watched seriously. :nervous:
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Post by: Mongoose on June 02, 2013, 10:55:55 pm
...Gundam seed which i'll admit is the only Robot anime i've watched seriously. :nervous:
I feel exceedingly sorry for you.
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 02, 2013, 11:35:28 pm
...Gundam seed which i'll admit is the only Robot anime i've watched seriously. :nervous:
I feel exceedingly sorry for you.

I second this.

Check out 08th MS Team.
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Post by: Mongoose on June 03, 2013, 12:20:50 am
Or, like, almost any other robot show. :p
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Post by: yuezhi on June 03, 2013, 12:44:15 am
Well i stopped giving a **** midway through SD Gundam Force. That was nearly a decade ago when it was originally airing. It didn't take me long to figure a lot of scenes and designs ARE being recycled throughout the series. Slap on a GUNDAM sticker and there's sure to be cyclops robots.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 03, 2013, 11:41:32 am
Well i stopped giving a **** midway through SD Gundam Force. That was nearly a decade ago when it was originally airing. It didn't take me long to figure a lot of scenes and designs ARE being recycled throughout the series. Slap on a GUNDAM sticker and there's sure to be cyclops robots.

You realize that the whole SD Gundam concept is a parody series that deliberately reuses designs, right?
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Post by: yuezhi on June 03, 2013, 12:57:24 pm
Same as not realizing Wikipedia existed as well as not having my own computer.

More precisely about Gargantia I'm talking about the themes that are emerging.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on June 06, 2013, 03:19:19 pm
How many anime series' can you identify by just their school uniforms? (http://sgcafe.com/2013/06/anime-series-identify-school-uniforms/)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 06, 2013, 03:42:03 pm
None, because I typically don't watch anime with school uniforms in it.
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Post by: Turambar on June 06, 2013, 03:53:13 pm
None, because I typically don't watch anime with school uniforms in it.

Same, with the exceptions of Bleach and Robotics Notes, which i'm not sure are on there
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 06, 2013, 03:56:25 pm
Recognized a few names on the answer sheets. Only ones I was interested in are Railgun/Index, only one I actually watched was CCS.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 06, 2013, 08:42:06 pm
Trying to decide what to watch next:

Fullmetal Panic!: I have heard a lot about this series and it sounds awesome but I have never gotten around to watching it.

Mai-HIME/Mai-Otome: Another one I've heard a lot about and sounds interesting but have never gotten around to watching.

Attack on Titan: Freaking EVERYONE seems to be talking about this. I'm curious as to why.


Also Fate/Stay Night just arrived in the mail (the VN, that is). Yeah, I'm diving into the Fate series. Let's see how that goes.

On the manga side, still attempting to find the final four volumes of Char's Deleted Affair, but it seems nobody on the face of the Earth has them translated. All my rage and frustration.  :mad:
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Post by: LHN91 on June 06, 2013, 11:26:41 pm
I'm interested in hearing what your opinion ends up being of the Fate/Stay Night VN. I quite enjoyed it, and played through all of the routes completely.
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Post by: pecenipicek on June 08, 2013, 01:50:46 pm
mrs and me started watching Gintama. the first "dual" episode promised something like excel saga. which i would be fine with. second episode went into "oh yes, honor, yes, samurai, honor, yes" and we both went **** that at the end of that one. will try watching more a few days later.
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Post by: Fury on June 08, 2013, 02:12:15 pm
Gintama is really a weird one. Most of the time it is off-the-rails kind of humor that may not be to everyone's taste. But every now and then there's a story arc that is truly awesome. I too dropped the series and have since forgotten where I left it. But if you stick with the series, I can guarantee you'll be getting at least some good laughs.
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 08, 2013, 02:24:43 pm
had a burst of nostalgia, so I watched some Legend of the Overfiend Four Kings
 :nervous:
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Post by: Scotty on June 08, 2013, 08:01:06 pm
Finally got to see some Black Lagoon (and it is awesome).

Also started watching this French flash series called Wakfu.  It's surprisingly entertaining.  French dub/English sub is a refreshing change.
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Post by: esarai on June 08, 2013, 11:52:48 pm
Recently I discovered a little gem called 'Space Battleship Yamato 2199.'  It's a reimaging of the 70s-era series with better animation, better writing, and higher degrees of awesomeness in general.

I highly recommend it, regardless of whether you've seen the original or not.
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Post by: Bobboau on June 09, 2013, 02:49:50 am
just caught up with attack on titan, also recently I finally watched Madoka (****ing epic and brutal as hell)
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on June 09, 2013, 03:05:13 am
Recently started and finished Vividred Operation. It reminded me a whole lot of Strike Witches, with the overpowerful Red-and-Black super baddies fought by a team of girls who spend a lot of time in their underwear.

And now, just a minute ago, I watched the first episode of Hetalia. It confused the heck out of me, probably because I had to keep pausing it to read the subtitles. It's weird.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 09, 2013, 03:15:28 am
Hetalia's format does take some getting used to. Personally I wish they didn't repeat gags as often as they do. It gets old sometimes.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 09, 2013, 04:42:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bmKHRS0.gif)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/50ml9z.gif)

Somehow, I never really get tired of watching the Maus wreck the Sodoko Collective's Char B1.
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Post by: ssmit132 on June 09, 2013, 07:28:31 pm
Recently started and finished Vividred Operation. It reminded me a whole lot of Strike Witches, with the overpowerful Red-and-Black super baddies fought by a team of girls who spend a lot of time in their underwear.

That would probably be because they're directed by the same person, from what I've heard.

Also, what would that be from, NGTM-1R?
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on June 09, 2013, 07:41:52 pm
Someone clearly needs to watch Girls Und Panzer.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 09, 2013, 07:43:43 pm
Also, what would that be from, NGTM-1R?

Girls Und Panzer, the best thing to come out of Japan last fall.

High school sports anime. Sport: Armored combat.
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Post by: Phantom Hoover on June 09, 2013, 08:02:05 pm
MEANWHILE I am, for the nth time, rewatching The Armando Iannucci Shows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVaj_3IgYAk). I can't describe it, you just have to watch it.
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Post by: ssmit132 on June 09, 2013, 09:59:53 pm
Someone clearly needs to watch Girls Und Panzer.
Well I'm sorry! :p It's actually on my list (because Spoon suggested it), but I've got some DVDs that I've yet to watch yet so I'll get through those first.
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Post by: Rodo on June 09, 2013, 10:42:15 pm
ahh! attack on titan is guuuuud. I'm about to watch another episode now, so far it's been the best of this season for me.

edit: even the fill-up episodes are somewhat acceptable.
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Post by: Gortef on June 10, 2013, 11:09:20 am
Mushibugyo is great. Somewhat unique art style, cheerfully dumb and good hearted MC, retarded hair styles... and jiggly boobs.
Plus people wrecking huge bugs with swords and stuff. What's there not to like?
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Post by: FlamingCobra on June 12, 2013, 05:46:57 pm
Finished watching Last Exile last night. Started watching Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) today. The former might not be for everyone but I'd definitely recommend the latter.
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Post by: Nakura on June 15, 2013, 12:31:57 pm
I just finished Neon Genesis Evangelion, what a fantastic anime. I'm watching the Evangelion movies now.

I'm also watching Fruits Basket and Pokemon, but am taking a break from those.
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Post by: Fury on June 15, 2013, 12:50:24 pm
I just finished Neon Genesis Evangelion, what a fantastic anime. I'm watching the Evangelion movies now.
Call the whitejackets, we have mentally ill among us.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 15, 2013, 01:42:56 pm
I just finished Neon Genesis Evangelion, what a fantastic anime. I'm watching the Evangelion movies now.

Troll/being trolled? Unable to tell.
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 15, 2013, 01:51:11 pm
I've heard rumors, but I didn't think anyone actually existed that liked that (first) series.
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Post by: pecenipicek on June 15, 2013, 02:27:16 pm
/me raises hand.

Apparently, nowadays its cool to hate on eva...
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on June 15, 2013, 02:45:49 pm
[hipster]I hated Eva before it was cool to hate Eva.[/hipster]
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 15, 2013, 03:07:44 pm
Oh I've always hated EVE since the cable connection thing, it's just my hate has grown deeper and more nuanced over the years.
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 15, 2013, 03:22:03 pm
It's not so much that I hate it as I regret that it didn't live up to the potential I saw in it.
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Post by: yuezhi on June 15, 2013, 03:51:44 pm
Well this is discouraging.
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Post by: pecenipicek on June 15, 2013, 04:48:34 pm
i loved it and i still love it and i really need to watch the 3rd and 4th rebuilds.

okay, yes, i know what i hated. the original japanese dub.
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Post by: Mongoose on June 15, 2013, 06:06:12 pm
I waffled between enjoyment and hate, and decided to settle on academic interest.  The first Rebuild movie was definitely a visual treat, though.
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Post by: Rodo on June 15, 2013, 09:36:56 pm
damn, another episode from Shingeki no Kyojin full of stills and speech, aside from a few (really nice) moving animations.
And yet.... I cannot feel anything but HYPE.
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Post by: Fury on June 17, 2013, 11:21:46 am
Oh my freaking god, third trailer of Captain Harlock is out and I'm speechless.
http://youtu.be/59iIpApJScA
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Post by: pecenipicek on June 17, 2013, 11:33:59 am
re-watching FMA:B. god i love it.
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 17, 2013, 05:09:33 pm
Oh my freaking god, third trailer of Captain Harlock is out and I'm speechless.
http://youtu.be/59iIpApJScA

I will sell both my nuts, both kidneys and half my liver to watch this (with subs) right now.
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 17, 2013, 05:19:03 pm
I'm about six episodes into Fate / Stay Night.  Can anyone who's watched it tell me if the protagonist stops acting like a complete tool anytime soon?
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 17, 2013, 06:15:17 pm
I'm approaching the conclusion of the Fate route in the visual novel, which I believe is the story the anime adapts, and the answer is...

Yes and no.

He does get some character development and starts to see the errors in some of his thinking. However, his basic "let's save everyone!" ideology never goes away.

I know what you mean though. I can't count the number of times I've wanted to slap Shirou upside the head throughout this story.
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Post by: Ghostavo on June 17, 2013, 07:42:39 pm
In the Fate scenario, Shirou maintains his Fate / Stay in the Kitchen persona. In the next two he is much more well rounded.

Basically, the story as a whole can be seen as Shirou's way to deal with his unrealistic ideals.

Following them without question - Fate
Making compromises - Unlimited Blade Works
Giving them up - Heaven's Feel
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Post by: LHN91 on June 17, 2013, 09:52:27 pm
Basically what Ghostavo said - the anime's Shirou (and the Fate scenario Shirou) more or less retains his unrealistic ideals, though he does develop somewhat. Unlimited Blade Works shows a bit more compromise and development on his part, and Heaven's Feel is basically the systematic destruction of the unrealistic aspects of his ideals.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 18, 2013, 09:22:21 am
I'm about six episodes into Fate / Stay Night.  Can anyone who's watched it tell me if the protagonist stops acting like a complete tool anytime soon?

He doesn't.

Nobody else stops acting like a tool either.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 18, 2013, 01:45:27 pm
Well, I just finished the Fate scenario, and it was... decent, but Saber isn't my favorite character. And yes, Shirou is still kind of a tool. He still did some pretty badass stuff in the end, there, though.

I will say that Shinji is one of the biggest douchebags I've ever seen. Seriously, it's rare that a fictional character has made me want to beat the **** out of them this much. Everything about him pisses me off. And Shirou going "Oh, that's just how Shinji is." was one of the biggest points at which I wanted to slap him. There is no excuse for him acting that way. None.

What did surprise me is how awesome Rin Tohsaka is. I'm not normally one who enjoys the tsundere archetype, but she's actually really entertaining.

I guess the next route to play is Unlimited Blade Works. More Archer, hooray!
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 18, 2013, 02:34:39 pm
I will say that Shinji is one of the biggest douchebags I've ever seen. Seriously, it's rare that a fictional character has made me want to beat the **** out of them this much. Everything about him pisses me off. And Shirou going "Oh, that's just how Shinji is." was one of the biggest points at which I wanted to slap him. There is no excuse for him acting that way. None.

Shinji Matou is one of the few truly and utterly despicable people I've ever seen in fiction. Normally you have to be written by James Patterson to be that creepy.
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 18, 2013, 03:06:29 pm
define "creepy"
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Post by: LHN91 on June 19, 2013, 06:33:00 pm
IIRC, you don't know the half of Shinji's... I'm trying to find a word here... Yet. I would rather not spoil Heaven's feel for him.
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 19, 2013, 06:49:24 pm
IIRC, you don't know the half of Shinji's... I'm trying to find a word here... Yet. I would rather not spoil Heaven's feel for him.

I just read his wiki page, and it feels like there is more that has not been said. From what I have seen, I dislike. Greatly.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 19, 2013, 06:56:55 pm
IIRC, you don't know the half of Shinji's... I'm trying to find a word here... Yet. I would rather not spoil Heaven's feel for him.

I have heard that Shinji is somehow even worse in Heaven's Feel, yes.

And if that is so, please tell me he still dies in that route. I don't need to know how he dies, just that he's no longer around at the end...

(Roughly halfway through Unlimited Blade Works at the moment, so far I'm liking it a lot better than Fate.)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 19, 2013, 09:43:59 pm
define "creepy"

I strongly advise not highlighting this spoiler unless you are prepared to ascend to a higher level of "this is really seriously screwed up and ****ing wrong".

Spoiler:
Raped his little sister.
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Post by: yuezhi on June 19, 2013, 10:16:06 pm
Spoiler:
a loli?
:nervous:
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Post by: Dark RevenantX on June 19, 2013, 10:42:26 pm
Well, yes, Shinji does experience a very
Spoiler:
satisfying
death in Heaven's Feel.
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Post by: ssmit132 on June 19, 2013, 10:52:28 pm
I've been making my way through Ghost in the Shell 2nd GiG. I'm understanding it a bit better than the first one, but there's still a lot to take in, and I'm still not sure I'm getting all of it. That doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it, however!
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 19, 2013, 11:32:52 pm
That's why I like Ghost in the Shell. There's something new you notice even when you rewatch it.
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 20, 2013, 03:48:28 am
define "creepy"

I strongly advise not highlighting this spoiler unless you are prepared to ascend to a higher level of "this is really seriously screwed up and ****ing wrong".

Spoiler:
Raped his little sister.

That is serously screwed up and ****ing wrong!
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 20, 2013, 04:19:43 am
define "creepy"

I strongly advise not highlighting this spoiler unless you are prepared to ascend to a higher level of "this is really seriously screwed up and ****ing wrong".

Spoiler:
Raped his little sister.

That is serously screwed up and ****ing wrong!

Yes.  Yes, it is.

Spoiler warning: there are quite a few makes-you-want-to-drink-bleach landmines like that in a fair number of anime series. EXAMPLES: Basilisk, Elfin Lied, Gantz, and School Days (DO NOT WATCH THIS. SERIOUSLY, I'M NOT KIDDING HERE).  There are more, of course, but those are the first that spring to mind.

--

Also, I've reached and watched Ep. 17 of Stay Night.

Can anyone give me any reason why I should continue to watch this after that display of sheer incompetence? (I'm seriously asking, is there anything I'd be missing?)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 20, 2013, 10:09:29 pm
*looks up Episode 17*

Ah, that didn't happen in the VN, so I'm not sure what "sheer incompetence" you're referring to.
Well, I can say that Saber's final fight is quite epic. Hell, even Shirou gets to be a legitimate badass in the end there, if the anime follows the conclusion of the Fate route faithfully.

Anyway, I just finished Unlimited Blade Works... so, so, so much better than Fate, it's not even funny. The word "GAR" was invented for Archer for a reason, indeed.
Time to tackle Heaven's Feel next.
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Post by: StarSlayer on June 20, 2013, 10:26:34 pm
Star Trek TOS
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on June 20, 2013, 11:38:27 pm
That's why I like Ghost in the Shell. There's something new you notice even when you rewatch it.
Same here; it took me about three watchings of the first season of Stand Alone Complex before I finally noticed half of what was going on. It really didn't help that I missed an entire disc the first time...
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Post by: ssmit132 on June 20, 2013, 11:41:56 pm
I certainly will re-watch both seasons in the future, but that will have to wait until I've watched 2nd GiG the first time, and when I've watched my other outstanding stuff.
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Post by: Ghostavo on June 21, 2013, 03:16:40 am
*looks up Episode 17*

Ah, that didn't happen in the VN, so I'm not sure what "sheer incompetence" you're referring to.
Well, I can say that Saber's final fight is quite epic. Hell, even Shirou gets to be a legitimate badass in the end there, if the anime follows the conclusion of the Fate route faithfully.

Anyway, I just finished Unlimited Blade Works... so, so, so much better than Fate, it's not even funny. The word "GAR" was invented for Archer for a reason, indeed.
Time to tackle Heaven's Feel next.

You might want to check some of Heaven's Feel bad endings afterwards, in particular
Spoiler:
the one where Shirou refuses Rider's help facing Dark Saber
because not only is it awesome, but it's the only place in the novel where this music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vw99a0-4ak), which takes the whole thing to epic levels, plays. There are some people who like that bad ending better than the actual good endings.
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Post by: Turambar on June 21, 2013, 09:07:52 am
Just started watching Code Geass.  I find it hilarious how stereotypically british the british mechs and gas masks look.  Built-in mutton chops for everyone!  They just need monacles and it'll be perfect.  It's like a diffused version of G-Gundam's hilarious racism.

EDIT: Also, for people who are supposedly British, they are acting awfully Japanese.

It reminds me a lot of Gundam SEED, with the horribly drawn people and heavy handed ethics and morality lessons.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 24, 2013, 01:36:52 am
Wait until they try to make a chess metaphor which doesn't work.
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 24, 2013, 01:59:04 am
EDIT: Also, for people who are supposedly British, they are acting awfully Japanese.

http://blip.tv/yugioh-the-abridged-series/episode-59-crowd-atlas-6605784

8:39
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 24, 2013, 09:44:29 am
EDIT: Also, for people who are supposedly British, they are acting awfully Japanese.

http://blip.tv/yugioh-the-abridged-series/episode-59-crowd-atlas-6605784

8:39

Three seconds into it and I want to scream; "NYLOCK, DRAGON OF ONLINE VIDEO CAMEOS!"
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Post by: Nakura on June 24, 2013, 10:53:25 am
I've heard rumors, but I didn't think anyone actually existed that liked that (first) series.

It could have been much better if not for the endings and all of the filler (every scene with Asuka).


define "creepy"

I strongly advise not highlighting this spoiler unless you are prepared to ascend to a higher level of "this is really seriously screwed up and ****ing wrong".

Spoiler:
Raped his little sister.
I was under the impression he only
Spoiler:
masturbated all over her comatose body, not raped her.
Though that isn't much better.
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Post by: Ghostavo on June 24, 2013, 01:54:26 pm
define "creepy"

I strongly advise not highlighting this spoiler unless you are prepared to ascend to a higher level of "this is really seriously screwed up and ****ing wrong".

Spoiler:
Raped his little sister.
I was under the impression he only
Spoiler:
masturbated all over her comatose body, not raped her.
Though that isn't much better.

Spoiler:
That would be Shinji from Evangelion to Asuka, not Shinji from Fate/Stay Night. There's a reason Sakura spectacularly snaps in Heaven's Feel and becomes the big (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG9MFbCIArI) bad (https://www.google.pt/search?q=dark+sakura&tbm=isch)...
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Post by: Fury on June 24, 2013, 02:03:05 pm
I just watched Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain. Pretty good but lack of Yoko Kanno was sorely felt.
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Post by: Nakura on June 24, 2013, 02:28:38 pm
define "creepy"

I strongly advise not highlighting this spoiler unless you are prepared to ascend to a higher level of "this is really seriously screwed up and ****ing wrong".

Spoiler:
Raped his little sister.
I was under the impression he only
Spoiler:
masturbated all over her comatose body, not raped her.
Though that isn't much better.

Spoiler:
That would be Shinji from Evangelion to Asuka, not Shinji from Fate/Stay Night. There's a reason Sakura spectacularly snaps in Heaven's Feel and becomes the big (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG9MFbCIArI) bad (https://www.google.pt/search?q=dark+sakura&tbm=isch)...

Oh, epic fail on my part. Shinji must be a popular name in Japan.

I just watched Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain. Pretty good but lack of Yoko Kanno was sorely felt.
I grew up with Stand Alone Complex and really look forward to seeing this. That's a shame, Yoko Kanno and Origa really did a great job with the SAC soundtrack.
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Post by: Veers on June 24, 2013, 09:42:53 pm
Still have not tracked down the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series yet (prices have been mid $200AUD for the ones on sale so far). But finally picked up Evangelion 1.11 You are (Not) Alone

Very enjoyable, I might be slightly biased because Rei has short blue hair.

Fruits Basket was also enjoyable for something light hearted that you didnt need to pay much attention do.
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Post by: Ghostavo on June 25, 2013, 01:57:16 am
Fruits Basket was also enjoyable for something light hearted that you didnt need to pay much attention do.

Light hearted? How far along are you?
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 25, 2013, 03:08:35 am
Fruits Basket was also enjoyable for something light hearted that you didnt need to pay much attention do.

Light hearted? How far along are you?

That sounds forboding....Which has confused me, considering that i just read a brief synopsis which said that it's essentially the Anti-Evangelion in terms of general good feels.
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Post by: Ghostavo on June 25, 2013, 03:14:46 am
You might want to read this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruits_Basket#Critical_reception).
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 25, 2013, 03:26:05 am
Nearly through Heaven's Feel in FSN. (Day 12/16, so a bit more to go)

I cannot believe I'm saying this, but there may be a person in this story who is worse than Shinji Matou. I still hate him, but... holy crap, ZOUKEN!  :mad:

Awesome that Rider's finally getting a chance to shine though. And I'm liking Ilya's characterization in this route.

I also loved the fact that both Shirou and Tohsaka were complaining about Kirei going on and on in every scene he's in. That made me laugh a bit, because his long-winded exposition dumps do tend to wear on my patience.
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Post by: Veers on June 25, 2013, 04:54:14 am
I am referencing to the Fruits Basket Anime, not the Manga.

I enjoyed it more in a light-hearted sense. It was easy to understand and enjoy. How far along?, finished it.

From my understanding, the Anime stays mostly faithful to the Manga, but with some decent changes, like the curse is not broken in the Anime version.
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Post by: Dark RevenantX on June 25, 2013, 02:15:42 pm
At least he didn't try to say Puella Magi Madoka Magica was 'lighthearted'.
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 25, 2013, 02:23:21 pm
At least he didn't try to say Puella Magi Madoka Magica was 'lighthearted'.

What are you talking about? Of course it was! Whenever i need a good chuckle, I just whack an episode on and let the good times roll. There's nothing as entertaining as seeing people fall into a pit of endless dispair.  :mad2:
...
...
...
Erm, I mean...Umm...Kittens? :warp:
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 25, 2013, 06:00:19 pm
At least he didn't try to say Puella Magi Madoka Magica was 'lighthearted'.

That ending really bugs me.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SypheDMar on June 25, 2013, 06:06:50 pm
define "creepy"

I strongly advise not highlighting this spoiler unless you are prepared to ascend to a higher level of "this is really seriously screwed up and ****ing wrong".

Spoiler:
Raped his little sister.
****. :banghead:

EDIT: What I meant to do was tell you how you've convinced me not to read the spoilers. But clicking the quote revealed it to me anyway. :nono:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on June 26, 2013, 02:34:58 am
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
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Post by: redsniper on June 26, 2013, 01:32:01 pm
At least he didn't try to say Puella Magi Madoka Magica was 'lighthearted'.

That ending really bugs me.

Spoiler:
Now at least they don't fight in vain.

Also, third movie's coming.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 26, 2013, 10:37:02 pm
I have finished Fate Stay Night.

Went back and snagged the alternate endings to UBW and Heaven's Feel as well. May go after the Tiger Dojos just for fun too.

Pretty amazing piece of work, all things considered. In terms of routes, I'd say:   Unlimited Blade Works > Heaven's Feel > Fate.

I liked Heaven's Feel despite it being very depressing in some places, but the final exposition on just what the Holy Grail War was and how it was started was interesting. I also think it had the most emotional/dramatic and enjoyable climax out of all of them, but Unlimited Blade Works is still my favorite route overall.

If I had any complaints (possible spoilers, so...)
Spoiler:
it's that the sex scenes were... laughably written. Maybe it's just the English translation, but I could not take those seriously. That and Shinji being an absolute douche out of all douchebags ever (even Zouken got some token humanizing moments... granted, they were VERY few, but it's more than Shinji got!). The Fate route was kind of underwhelming as well, between Saber's rather bland personality and Shirou being stupid.

I think I might watch Fate/Zero now. Is there any word on how good Fate/Hollow Ataraxia is? I've heard it's in the process of being translated.
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Post by: Nakura on June 27, 2013, 05:31:50 pm
I'm done with Evangelion now, at least until 3.0 is released in the US anyway. I did just receive the first volume of the manga from Amazon, though I haven't started reading it yet.

Next up, the Appleseed movies.

I have finished Fate Stay Night.
That's on my bucket list of anime to watch. What did you think of it?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 27, 2013, 05:37:50 pm
I didn't watch the anime, I played the Visual Novel.

My thoughts can be found in the post right above your own.
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Post by: Phantom Hoover on June 27, 2013, 05:38:40 pm
well i'm rewatching farscape (i will not let the 'series' part of this thread's title go in vain!)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Nakura on June 27, 2013, 06:10:35 pm
I didn't watch the anime, I played the Visual Novel.

My thoughts can be found in the post right above your own.
Ah, thanks, stupid question. I'll be sure to check it out eventually.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on June 27, 2013, 06:37:13 pm
Next up, the Appleseed movies.

I did not like the first one, and didn't follow up with the sequel(s).  It was pretty obvious and boring, IIRC.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Ghostavo on June 28, 2013, 04:32:35 am
Dark Hunter, try the Tsukihime novel next.

Also, Nasu's
Spoiler:
sex
sea food metaphors are infamous. But no one reads the novels for those scenes. :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on June 28, 2013, 09:25:12 am
I was thinking about looking up this manga that I read a little bit off, a couple of years ago back at school. The problem is that I can't remember the name of the blasted thing. Can anyone give me a hand? It was about a girl with stigmata who is protected by a boy with a red Hand Cannon (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HandCannon) from some form of bad guy/organization or another.

Since remembering it, I've been going mad trying to find the blasted thing.
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Post by: BloodEagle on June 28, 2013, 07:42:59 pm
I was thinking about looking up this manga that I read a little bit off, a couple of years ago back at school. The problem is that I can't remember the name of the blasted thing. Can anyone give me a hand? It was about a girl with stigmata who is protected by a boy with a red Hand Cannon (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HandCannon) from some form of bad guy/organization or another.

That really doesn't narrow it down, much.  :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: yuezhi on June 29, 2013, 01:05:16 am
Oh my freaking god, third trailer of Captain Harlock is out and I'm speechless.
http://youtu.be/59iIpApJScA
(http://www.nyan.cat/cats/pirate.gif)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 29, 2013, 03:24:24 am
So Fate/Zero is pretty much made of complete win so far.

I mean how often does one see
Spoiler:
an insane knight commandeer a ****ing F15 and throw a bunch of shrapnel in Gilgamesh's face?
I was laughing way too hard at that. Goldie always needs to be taken down a peg.  :lol:

The Fourth Grail War was apparently filled with quite a bit more spectacle than the Fifth...
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on June 29, 2013, 11:06:44 pm
The Killer Angels..

ahem I mean Gettysburg.

20th Maine just tore ass down Little Round Top for the epic win.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Nakura on July 04, 2013, 09:59:29 am
Next up, the Appleseed movies.

I did not like the first one, and didn't follow up with the sequel(s).  It was pretty obvious and boring, IIRC.
I thought it was alright, but the story was pretty forgettable and I didn't like the visual style. I had low expectations though, it seemed like they tried to make the story a lot more dark and complex than it actually was. The action sequences were great.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 06, 2013, 10:06:46 pm
Started playing Tsukihime.

Didn't realize it was that much older than Fate/Stay Night. The interface and graphics are far more simplistic. Not that that's a bad thing, it's just surprising.

What is a bad thing is this silly glitch that causes ellipses to be displayed as |.  And the Japanese are really fond of ellipses in their writing. Haven't found any way to fix it yet, and Google has, in a rare occurrence, completely failed to find anything of help. It doesn't make the game unplayable, but it is annoying. :doubt:

EDIT: Reddit succeeds where Google fails. Solution found and implemented. Ellipses working properly.  :)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on July 06, 2013, 11:32:48 pm
Okay, re-cap episodes can get eaten by a giant and then die in a fire. [/Kyojin grumble-grumble]
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 07, 2013, 10:05:08 pm
yeah, recap not cool.
next episode is probably not gonna have any titan action also, kyojin is entering a cooling phase. Not a nice thing to do after all that hype they've been pushing.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on July 08, 2013, 10:09:00 am
It's annoying but the animators needed some breathing room. I don't mind putting up with it, if it keeps the show from crashing and burning later.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 08, 2013, 09:13:22 pm
I see Tsukihime is one of those fun things with nigh-unpronounceable names in it.

"Nrvnqsr"? Apparently it's meant to be pronounced "Neron Cesar", but they wanted to be all deep with the Hebrew symbolism (the letters add up to 666 in the Hebrew alphabet) so they spelled it that way.

Took me a while to figure out "Arcueid" as well. Is that an actual name in some language?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 08, 2013, 10:55:45 pm
Monogatari is back, first episode was ok I guess.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: dukka on July 09, 2013, 12:52:48 am
Monogatari is back, first episode was ok I guess.
The head tilt quota comes first, all else is second.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on July 09, 2013, 04:39:56 am
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1311401276/little-witch-academia-2?ref=live

Trigger put Little Witch Academia 2 on Kickstarter, and it achieved the funding goal quite fast :)
I pledged $20.

The first episode can still be seen on Triggers official YouTube channel until the end of this month. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBlqxEIJ_Cg
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on July 09, 2013, 09:14:34 am
Ah, I stumbled upon Little Witch Academia about a month or so ago, and thought about putting it up here. I'd recommend watching the link, I really liked it.

EDIT: What? They're going to take it away?!

Go, Youtube Downloader!

EDIT2: Yes, they are! Many thanks for that piece of information!

I will be looking forward to it's sequel, if, that is, they upload it to the site. I see they were going to make it anyway, but this was for a 15 minute extension. $10,000 per minute.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on July 09, 2013, 09:30:43 am
Too many edits for another one.

I haven't seen many kickstarters, but this is the first one I've seen where the top pledges have all been taken up. All three $10,000 slots and all 10 $2,000 slots. I'm not counting the 50 $1,000 slots, I mean the top tier where there's only like 1-10 available for a high price. I like Little Witch Academia a lot, but people seem to have truly fallen in love with it, back when I found it on Youtube, I kept going back from time to time just to read the comments.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: AtomicClucker on July 09, 2013, 03:19:39 pm
Little Witch Academia was a fun show to watch: it had a simple premise and execution with clean designs and little ambiguity.

Already sent 30 dollars to the sequel, because short of other sources, Japanese Publishers remain a suspicious lot locked in their byzantine style of politics when it comes to making and funding shows.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on July 09, 2013, 04:54:12 pm
Just watched LWA. I found its style rather enchanting, and the overall experience nothing short of Magical. I was struck spellbound by it!
...
...
I'll stop the crappy puns now.

But yeah. The animation style reminds me of...."something" from a long time ago, but I don't know what. I cant wait for the sequel.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on July 11, 2013, 09:57:57 am
Oh my freaking god, third trailer of Captain Harlock is out and I'm speechless.
http://youtu.be/59iIpApJScA
(http://www.nyan.cat/cats/pirate.gif)
considering i seriously doubt it will be properly released in the west, fansubs will most likely be the only way to watch it, so yeah.

yarr. and stuff.


on a more serious note, the effects are making me bloody squeee.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on July 11, 2013, 10:17:29 am
Wow, that looks like a video game trailer.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Sarafan on July 12, 2013, 11:18:35 pm
Hey guys, can anyone help me find out which anime is the one in this gif?

http://media.tumblr.com/b27dbaa9f2819d6fd5a50036dcabf566/tumblr_inline_mpu73iWRUt1rbw4b5.gif
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 12, 2013, 11:44:35 pm
I'm going to go with "a bad one".
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on July 13, 2013, 03:55:46 am
Hey guys, can anyone help me find out which anime is the one in this gif?

http://media.tumblr.com/b27dbaa9f2819d6fd5a50036dcabf566/tumblr_inline_mpu73iWRUt1rbw4b5.gif

Free! (http://myanimelist.net/anime/18507/Free!)
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Post by: BloodEagle on July 13, 2013, 08:07:55 am
I'm going to go with "a bad one".

While being completely unhelpful, I have to agree.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Sarafan on July 13, 2013, 11:08:04 am

Free! (http://myanimelist.net/anime/18507/Free!)

Thank you.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on July 15, 2013, 02:34:34 am

Thank you.

You're quite welcome.

If you're planning on checking it out, prepare yourself for triceps.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on July 15, 2013, 03:32:00 am

Thank you.

You're quite welcome.

If you're planning on checking it out, prepare yourself for triceps.

Dr Frank N Furter approves Free!
(http://www.mtbshorts.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/frankenfurter.jpg)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 15, 2013, 08:02:32 pm
I've seen it mentioned in quite a few places, is it a huge ball of crap as I expect it to be?, someone watched it?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on July 16, 2013, 01:03:54 am
I finished GitS 2nd GiG a few nights ago, and while I said I understood it a bit better than the first one, I still think I'm going to re-watch them both again to see if I understand more. Of course, I still think it's a pretty awesome show.

And since it was short, I completed the Black Rock Shooter anime (from last year) as well. Certainly one of the odder things I've watched, and also a bit sad too, but I definitely liked it. It does manage to pack a lot into its eight episdoes. Since I haven't watched that much anime, though, I'm not going to go around recommending it to everyone. :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: The E on July 16, 2013, 01:31:27 am
Watching Legend of Korra.

omg why did I not do this sooner
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 16, 2013, 01:59:17 am
I've been watching Kara no Kyoukai...

For a Nasuverse entry, it's pretty dark. Still have one more movie to get through... and then apparently ufotable's releasing an epilogue of some kind soon.

I've also been playing the "sequel" to Tsukihime, called "Kagetsu Tohya".

So far, my impression is "WTF IS GOING ON!?"
I am so confused.... :blah:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on July 16, 2013, 07:42:03 am
I've seen it mentioned in quite a few places, is it a huge ball of crap as I expect it to be?, someone watched it?

I've checked the two eps that have aired. Visuals vise it's top notch, Kyoani knows their stuff. Hyouka is a prime example of that actually. One of my absolute favourites.
On the other hand it's about guys who love to swim (with some extra fruityness), so I dunno. Granted it's only been two eps so far, but all I can tell is that it's been (most likely) unintentionally hilarious.

Luckily there's Gou and Sensei to keep the female quota somewhat represented, so all is not entirely lost. Hopefully they will appear more in the future.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 16, 2013, 08:12:42 am
Thanks, guess I'll give it a try if I get bored with Kyojin or Gatari.

Korra is good, at the end of the series I felt it somewhat rushed, but it's top notch work.
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Post by: Piemanlives on July 16, 2013, 09:15:30 pm
I've been watching Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next, It makes me wonder sometimes........
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Post by: butter_pat_head on July 17, 2013, 12:58:08 pm
Its turned out to be an expensive day today as I just got a email saying that Patlabour TV, Horizon series 2 and the FMA:B movie Blu Rays have just been shipped out.  Thats practically 100 quid in one go.

My Credit card will not be happy with me in the morning...
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Post by: FireSpawn on July 17, 2013, 01:37:41 pm
I've always wanted to watch the Patlabour tv series after I watched the two movies on VHS waaaaaay back when, but had neither the money or was even able to find the bastard.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 17, 2013, 05:42:22 pm
I kind of want to see Patlabor, but I've sadly placed a higher priority on stuff that's basically impossible to locate, like Dougram and VOTOMS.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on July 25, 2013, 12:50:12 am
Yet another trailer of Captain Harlock, just how many of them they're gonna make? Anyway, it's awesome.
http://youtu.be/FAch4diQRgY
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 01, 2013, 07:39:12 pm
I finished GitS 2nd GiG a few nights ago, and while I said I understood it a bit better than the first one, I still think I'm going to re-watch them both again to see if I understand more. Of course, I still think it's a pretty awesome show.

And since it was short, I completed the Black Rock Shooter anime (from last year) as well. Certainly one of the odder things I've watched, and also a bit sad too, but I definitely liked it. It does manage to pack a lot into its eight episdoes. Since I haven't watched that much anime, though, I'm not going to go around recommending it to everyone. :P

2nd Gig made a lot more sense to me as well, though I'm still torn on which one I like more. It's been a while, I need to rewatch the series again too. Glad you enjoyed them!


Watching the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica with my cousin. This is my second time watching it, he watched most of the first season without me this time though. Guess he couldn't wait to find out what happened next; I don't mind.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 01, 2013, 07:53:35 pm
I have just ordered a new jacket, and no, I should not be posting about it the WHIYL thread, because it's related to what I'm watching. So, the jacket I just ordered:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/ngtm1r/1257016362941_zpsf1a0deec.jpg)

SIEG ZEON, FEDDIES, IT'S TIME TO WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL CENTURY.
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Post by: An4ximandros on August 01, 2013, 09:11:49 pm
Watching the third part of the magnificent quadrology known as Half-Life: Full Life Consequences.

Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 02, 2013, 05:07:42 am
Just finished the first MS IGLOO.

If anyone ever asks you if you want to be part of the 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit, hit them in the face and dive out the window. Seriously, it's you or them, you're justified.
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Post by: Fury on August 02, 2013, 06:24:58 am
An4ximandros, posting videos like that should result in a ban. Awful stuff.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 02, 2013, 04:34:36 pm
Watching the third part of the magnificent quadrology known as Half-Life: Full Life Consequences.


Third part? I thought there was only one! Awesome! *puts on normal people clothes*
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on August 05, 2013, 01:52:49 pm
I have just ordered a new jacket, and no, I should not be posting about it the WHIYL thread, because it's related to what I'm watching. So, the jacket I just ordered:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/ngtm1r/1257016362941_zpsf1a0deec.jpg)

SIEG ZEON, FEDDIES, IT'S TIME TO WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL CENTURY.

Sieg Zeon!  Also, the animation in IGLOO was too bad for me to continue watching.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on August 05, 2013, 02:20:14 pm
I have just ordered a new jacket, and no, I should not be posting about it the WHIYL thread, because it's related to what I'm watching. So, the jacket I just ordered:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/ngtm1r/1257016362941_zpsf1a0deec.jpg)

SIEG ZEON, FEDDIES, IT'S TIME TO WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL CENTURY.

Sieg Zeon!  Also, the animation in IGLOO was too bad for me to continue watching.

Heheh nice.  Take your sorrow and turn it into anger!
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on August 05, 2013, 05:42:47 pm
I have just ordered a new jacket, and no, I should not be posting about it the WHIYL thread, because it's related to what I'm watching. So, the jacket I just ordered:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/ngtm1r/1257016362941_zpsf1a0deec.jpg)

SIEG ZEON, FEDDIES, IT'S TIME TO WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL CENTURY.
I feel a nerdgasm coming on
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 05, 2013, 09:27:04 pm
War In The Pocket now.

Because Bernard Wiseman took down the Alex with a one-armed Zaku II. If only he'd had a Gelgoog, this whole mess would have been hilariously averted. And he could probably even get the girl.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: redsniper on August 05, 2013, 09:58:28 pm
Ogod, I've been watching Watamote. It is at once hilarious and excruciating. :lol::(

Also, the OP is metal as hell. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAIAXFQ0T74)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on August 06, 2013, 08:50:51 am
War In The Pocket now.

Because Bernard Wiseman took down the Alex with a one-armed Zaku II. If only he'd had a Gelgoog, this whole mess would have been hilariously averted. And he could probably even get the girl.

MS-14Jg is best Gelgoog.  In general War in the Pocket had a lot of cool designs. 
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 06, 2013, 12:05:11 pm
Attack on titan.


 Female titans boobies :yes:


Colossal titans buttocks :no:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on August 07, 2013, 10:57:39 am
Yeah, that female titan is way too armored on the wrong spots  :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on August 09, 2013, 11:14:21 am
(http://i.imgur.com/H9Wvivu.jpg)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark RevenantX on August 09, 2013, 12:09:32 pm
Maybe the female titan would be more suspenseful if they didn't give it
Spoiler:
Annie's
face (sans skin), right down to the exact shape/color of eyes and facial expression patterns.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on August 09, 2013, 12:19:00 pm
Yeah, I felt that was kind of too obvious (I suppose it could be a subversion trope, but come on).

Which is a shame, I was really wanting them to go in a completely different direction.
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Post by: pecenipicek on August 09, 2013, 12:28:35 pm
up to ep 8 of titan.

Eren... egads.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on August 10, 2013, 08:37:14 pm
Damn that last episode was awesome.

And they seem to have fixed those horrible issues with the quality of the animations.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 10, 2013, 10:17:43 pm
Good news for Bandai fans:

It seems Sentai Filmworks and Funimation just announced a number of franchises "rescued" from Bandai's closure and due for rerelease:

Sentai:
Argentosoma
Betterman
Infinite Ryvius
Kurokami: The Animation
s-CRY-ed
Sacred Seven
The Big O
The Girl Who Leapt Through Space
Z-MIND
Zegapain

Funimation:
Code Geass
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (technically a new license, as it hasn't been released)
Witch Hunter Robin
Tales of the Abyss
Angle Links
Banner of the Stars (full series, including prequel)
Mai-HIME/Mai-Otome (full franchise)
Outlaw Star
Escaflowne + Movie
Cowboy Bebop
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on August 11, 2013, 03:37:11 am
Damn that last episode was awesome.

And they seem to have fixed those horrible issues with the quality of the animations.
they know how to dangle you off of a ****ing cliff, thats for sure.
i'm half tempted to read the manga, since the suspense is killing me.
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Post by: Piemanlives on August 11, 2013, 04:04:26 am
Happy they managed to save Cowboy Bebop, classic anime right there.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on August 11, 2013, 06:55:57 am
The final chapter of Soul Eater felt like a kick in the balls from someone wearing spiked golf shoes.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on August 11, 2013, 08:58:31 am
The final chapter of Soul Eater felt like a kick in the balls from someone wearing spiked golf shoes.
manga or anime? the anime ending was botched up in so many ways... its like they ran out of a chance to make season 2 and decided to cut their losses. (it might have to do with overtaking the manga tho, i dont know for sure)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on August 11, 2013, 09:06:34 am
Manga. It's like Ōkubo just couldn't be bothered with it any more and threw out a bull**** ending for the sake of forcing it to a close. And with how he's been regarding chapter releases these last two years, I was expecting it to just go unfinished.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on August 11, 2013, 08:09:49 pm
i'm half tempted to read the manga, since the suspense is killing me.

I'd say stay with the anime, for what I've read from other ppl that read the manga the anime is doing quite well and let's face it here, what makes this story so attracting is the fact that you spend a hole week with a thumb up your ass waiting for the next portion of the story to surface. Along with some other extras of course  :)
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Post by: pecenipicek on August 12, 2013, 03:11:13 am
i'm half tempted to read the manga, since the suspense is killing me.

I'd say stay with the anime, for what I've read from other ppl that read the manga the anime is doing quite well and let's face it here, what makes this story so attracting is the fact that you spend a hole week with a thumb up your ass waiting for the next portion of the story to surface. Along with some other extras of course  :)

i regret reading tvtropes at this point for the record and do not give in to temptation, it will ruin stuff a smidge.


besides, i have to do something on my morning commute to work :p
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Post by: FireSpawn on August 12, 2013, 05:48:35 pm
For all you crazy AoT fans... Attack on Titan: THE GAME  (http://fenglee.com/game/aog/)
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Post by: An4ximandros on August 12, 2013, 06:00:24 pm
So, this is like those Spider-man games + Shadow of the Colossus? Es pretty cewl.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 12, 2013, 06:02:26 pm
Watching Mai-HIME.

Not bad at all. I'm about halfway through at this point and the story is beginning to get interesting. Love triangles are predictable as all hell, but they are at least watchable. Glad Funi rescued this franchise, because I may want this one.


Also decided to pick up Macross 7 for the lulz.

I'm actually surprised at the quality here. The animation is a major step up from Superdimension Fortress, the characters are likeable... and holy crap, the music is actually pretty good!
There haven't been much in the way of actual mecha battles yet, but Basara makes me laugh. He takes a total "shounen hero" approach to his music, which is rather entertaining (both his character and his music).

I am finding Exedol a little bit strange though. Why's he still macronized when it seems the rest of the Zentraedi have shrunk down?
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 12, 2013, 06:36:30 pm
I have now finished all the One Year War media I could actually locate.

We will not be dealing with A CHAR because the Titans are boring people whose souls are still weighted down by gravity. STRAIGHT TO AXIS/NEO-ZEON.
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Post by: Turambar on August 12, 2013, 06:48:27 pm
I have now finished all the One Year War media I could actually locate.

We will not be dealing with A CHAR because the Titans are boring people whose souls are still weighted down by gravity. STRAIGHT TO AXIS/NEO-ZEON.

What about 0083 TOP GUNDAM!
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Post by: StarSlayer on August 12, 2013, 07:16:31 pm
I have now finished all the One Year War media I could actually locate.

We will not be dealing with A CHAR because the Titans are boring people whose souls are still weighted down by gravity. STRAIGHT TO AXIS/NEO-ZEON.

What about 0083 TOP GUNDAM!

SEXY INTRO MUSIC TIME!!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsw0bP7A3Ko)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 12, 2013, 07:27:30 pm
What about 0083 TOP GUNDAM!

Damn, you're right. Back to the scouring of the internets!
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Post by: ssmit132 on August 13, 2013, 05:08:31 am
Okay, finally got around to finishing Strike Witches 2 after having it sit around on my shelf for a couple of months.

Overall I did enjoy it, as I did with the first season, and there were a couple of episodes I really liked (such as episode 5 which focused on Lucchini). I'm not sure whether I do consider it inferior to the first season, like Spoon, but there was definitely one thing I thought was worse: episode 7.

The "ridiculous fanservice" one... gah, I didn't really like that one at all. It definitely wasn't as good as the seventh episode in the first season, which I found at least somewhat funny and tolerable. Other than that, though, I don't have any real problems with the season as a whole.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 14, 2013, 02:48:56 am
Breaking bad soon...... :3
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Post by: FireSpawn on August 14, 2013, 02:51:04 pm
I fell across This (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlsYeCqA-Vc5_XARqSiUMwU2RQ9cYc2Jd) in my travels across the land of "Youtube". Now I need to watch Osana Reimu.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 14, 2013, 06:38:41 pm
Finished Mai-Hime... that was a lot more intense than I was expecting. I wish it could have flowed a bit better from episode to episode though; several time I thought I'd accidentally skipped one. Also, it felt like a lot of background information was missing. Not helped by fansubs being fansubs, so you never know if they're really accurate in all their nuances.

Meanwhile Macross 7 continues to be hilariously awesome, and plot has started happening. I will say that while the love triangle was predictable, I do like how it's written. I can't quite put my finger on why, exactly, but so far it strikes me as better written than most love geometry plots.

And another episode of RWBY out tomorrow. Looks like we might get some action sequences again.
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Post by: Nakura on August 14, 2013, 10:40:05 pm
And another episode of RWBY out tomorrow. Looks like we might get some action sequences again.
A friend recommended this to me last week and I just got around to watching the first episode about 20 minutes ago. It looks promising.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 18, 2013, 01:43:14 am
Macross 7 done.

I actually liked this one. It got kind of super robot-y, but Macross has never been the most serious series anyway.

The story and action weren't quite as good as the original, but the music and the animation were both far superior. Sorry, Minmay, but Fire Bomber has you soundly beat.
I know I said the story wasn't as good, but the characters were very enjoyable. And for once, what romance there was was believably written with a minimum of forced drama.

And seeing Max Jenius kicking more ass than the entire rest of the fleet's elite pilots combined is always fun.

Read that they got an actual band to play the main characters, and featured that band's music as the show's soundtrack. It worked! This is the kind of music I enjoy (though Mylene's singing voice always seemed too weak when she was doing a solo song... she's much better as back-up).
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 18, 2013, 03:47:33 pm
Macross 7 done.

I actually liked this one. It got kind of super robot-y, but Macross has never been the most serious series anyway.

The story and action weren't quite as good as the original, but the music and the animation were both far superior. Sorry, Minmay, but Fire Bomber has you soundly beat.
I know I said the story wasn't as good, but the characters were very enjoyable. And for once, what romance there was was believably written with a minimum of forced drama.

And seeing Max Jenius kicking more ass than the entire rest of the fleet's elite pilots combined is always fun.

Read that they got an actual band to play the main characters, and featured that band's music as the show's soundtrack. It worked! This is the kind of music I enjoy (though Mylene's singing voice always seemed too weak when she was doing a solo song... she's much better as back-up).

HERESY

In  fact that's probably EXTRA HERETICAL. Just liking Fire Bomber is enough to get you beat up by some people I know.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 18, 2013, 05:47:30 pm
Well, I'm not going to argue that their music has good lyrics (actually, the lyrics were usually pretty cheesy and silly... but that's rock for you) or is anything particularly groundbreaking.

I just liked the sound of it.

In any case, I would have thought the extra-heretical opinion would be that Minmay is in any way a good singer. :p
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on August 23, 2013, 10:54:23 pm
I just finished the first season of Valvrave the Liberator. It's really hard to recommend. It's high-school kids piloting giant space-mecha, like that hasn't been done a million times before.

But the gimmick is that becoming a pilot bestows a sort of ill-defined curse, including such symptoms as: unkillability, immortality (yes those are different things, shut up), being able to possess another's body with only a bite to exposed skin, and for the protagonist at least, a periodic, uncontrollable rage initiated by the OS of his mecha, leading him to do various things ranging from body-swapping to rape.

The first episode was kind of cute in a sad way, seeing how badly it wanted to be Gundam. It paralleled the first episode of MSG nearly theme-for-theme. I think it's worth watching the first episode at least for that.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 23, 2013, 11:05:05 pm
leading him to do various things ranging from body-swapping to rape.

It's like EoE, but without the subtlety.

...christ is that even possible
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Post by: BloodEagle on August 24, 2013, 11:07:47 pm
 :blah:

Whelp, I am thoroughly displeased with Shingeki no Kyojin, now.
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Post by: pecenipicek on August 25, 2013, 05:19:59 am
:blah:

Whelp, I am thoroughly displeased with Shingeki no Kyojin, now.
yay for drawing out filler.
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Post by: FireSpawn on August 25, 2013, 05:43:16 am
I don't know what this is from, but I want it!

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Post by: Phantom Hoover on August 25, 2013, 11:54:25 am
who the **** puts potatoes in a curry

i eat curry when i want to forget about potatoes
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Post by: Lorric on August 25, 2013, 12:00:27 pm
That video is a little unsettling. It would be nice if the food prepared itself like that for you though.
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Post by: Lorric on August 25, 2013, 12:03:46 pm
Firespawn, I found it:

http://astronerdboy.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/magical-witch-punie-chan-dvd-review.html
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Post by: Rodo on August 25, 2013, 12:52:57 pm
That review...
I'm kinda tempted to look up for this now.
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Post by: BloodEagle on August 25, 2013, 05:30:43 pm
Seeing as how celery can feel pain, I'm a little concerned about how close this actually is to reality.
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Post by: Rodo on August 25, 2013, 05:45:10 pm
I doubt a potato would peel itself to death willingly, yet hilarity ensues.
And what about celery? there's a study or something like that saying it actually feels pain or something?
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Post by: FireSpawn on August 25, 2013, 05:49:47 pm
Firespawn, I found it:

http://astronerdboy.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/magical-witch-punie-chan-dvd-review.html

(http://www.troll.me/images/joseph-ducreux/you-are-a-gentleman-and-a-scholar.jpg)
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Post by: Lorric on August 25, 2013, 05:50:45 pm
I doubt a potato would peel itself to death willingly, yet hilarity ensues.

Well, the review says...
Quote
This starts with the main character Punie, who seemingly is a cheerful airhead magic girl type until threatened in any way, at which point her other dark personality comes out along with an assortment of wrestling submission moves with much more devastating effect.  So fearsome is "Punie-sama" that even vegetables commit suicide to make sure the club she's helping has a winning curry.
I guess they'd rather meet death than face her...

He he, hi there Firespawn. Thanks. :)
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Post by: BloodEagle on August 25, 2013, 06:09:35 pm
And what about celery? there's a study or something like that saying it actually feels pain or something?

Well, it screams when threatened.

I choose to believe it can feel pain based on that.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 25, 2013, 06:21:24 pm
So Macross Frontier completely blows the rest of the series out of the water.

The original still gets massive points for classic story, but Frontier's production values are through the roof. The battle sequences are just spectacular, by far the best in the franchise (excepting maybe Macross Zero's dogfights, which are just as good). The music, for the most part, is very good too. I don't much like Sheryl's voice or her stage routines (could she be any sluttier?) but her songs themselves aren't that bad. Ranka's singing voice is superior by far. Also, HOLY **** THEY BROUGHT BACK "DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE?"!

Now, Sheryl the character I don't have as big a problem with. She was well-developed and actually kind of likeable, which is rare for her character type. In fact, most of the characters were quite well-done. Even Alto's supreme indecisiveness during the Macross-required love triangle I can live with, since being indecisive is kind of a huge part of his character overall.

If I had complaints, it has to do with some of the writing decisions. High school episodes? A Zentraedi woman that turns into a loli when micronized for no reason? Seriously, writing team? It's tolerable because neither receives very much focus really, and even when it does the writing is still at least decent, but I would have preferred those elements have been dropped entirely.

Well, I do believe that's it for Macross. I didn't really dislike any part of it, though Macross 7 was definitely the weakest entry. The original, Zero, and Frontier are the highlights.
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Post by: Mongoose on August 25, 2013, 06:36:59 pm
Have you not watched Macross Plus?  Because I'll wager that you'd have a new winner for animation quality.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 25, 2013, 07:50:48 pm
I have watched Macross Plus.

It's also very good, but it didn't really blow me away as much as Zero and Frontier did, at least for the action sequences. That was a while ago, though, so my memories might be fuzzy. I think I might rewatch it, since the story was also kind of confusing.

Also, did Sharon Apple ever actually sing anything? All I remember from her concerts were disturbing holograms and low background music with almost inaudible noises that might have been lyrics.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 26, 2013, 01:26:57 am
So Macross Frontier completely blows the rest of the series out of the water.

Shame about the racist undertones.


I think I've been down this road before, but Macross, like Space Battleship Yamato, was a sort of coming to terms with Japan's past: the good fight, for the wrong reasons, everything lost, and rebuilding with the help of former enemies while other former enemies continue to be a threat.

The course of the series, perversely, evolves with the mindset of those working on it. Zero was the one that came from the ugliest place, with the peaceful islanders being fought over by the imperialists and communists, but Frontier's depiction of its enemies says a lot of bad things about Japanese views on the subject as well.
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Post by: BloodEagle on August 26, 2013, 03:46:19 am
So Macross Frontier completely blows the rest of the series out of the water.

Shame about the racist undertones.


I think I've been down this road before, but Macross, like Space Battleship Yamato, was a sort of coming to terms with Japan's past: the good fight, for the wrong reasons, everything lost, and rebuilding with the help of former enemies while other former enemies continue to be a threat.

The course of the series, perversely, evolves with the mindset of those working on it. Zero was the one that came from the ugliest place, with the peaceful islanders being fought over by the imperialists and communists, but Frontier's depiction of its enemies says a lot of bad things about Japanese views on the subject as well.

You just blew my mind.
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Post by: redsniper on August 26, 2013, 09:04:06 am
Frontier is the only Macross I've seen in its entirety, and I thought it ****ing owned. :yes:

One of the better final battles I've ever seen. Also, J-pop composed by Yoko Kanno, yesplz.
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Post by: Nakura on August 26, 2013, 09:09:50 am
My cousin and I started watching Dragon Ball Z Kai this morning.
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Post by: BloodEagle on August 26, 2013, 12:29:41 pm
That review...
I'm kinda tempted to look up for this now.

I decided to, and am not disappointed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYl7TajAbfE
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Post by: FireSpawn on August 29, 2013, 03:34:12 pm
Ken Akamatsu is making a spin-off of the Negima! series, starring Evangeline and some kid who appears to be Negi's grandson.

I know I'll just get hurt, but I don't think I can stay away...
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 29, 2013, 04:34:45 pm
More Evangeline?

Works for me! :)
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Post by: Fury on August 29, 2013, 11:37:49 pm
Ken Akamatsu is making a spin-off of the Negima! series, starring Evangeline and some kid who appears to be Negi's grandson.

I know I'll just get hurt, but I don't think I can stay away...
Negima manga went from interesting to DBZ ****fest that almost had cool ending but ****ed that up too. I'll probably check this spin-off out but not keeping my hopes up.
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Post by: pecenipicek on August 30, 2013, 12:33:44 pm
it seems interesting enough link (http://mangafox.me/manga/uq_holder/c001/1.html)

(and i know **** all about the negima story. after love hina and ah my goddess, i cant stand harem anime's)
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 30, 2013, 03:01:12 pm
Kame, hame, ..... Huh?:drevil:
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Post by: Rodo on September 01, 2013, 03:15:43 pm
aaaaanddd Shingeki no Kyojin just made a comeback!
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 01, 2013, 03:23:02 pm
I'm still pissed over how long that took.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 02, 2013, 11:53:05 am
Every Saturday, regular as clockwork.....

Annoyed at drawn out storylines though...
Title: Soul Eater Opinions
Post by: NeonShivan on September 10, 2013, 01:54:14 pm
For those who watch anime whether you be hardcore fans or just watch maybe one to three shows every now and then. What is your thought on the anime called Soul Eater. I recently finished watching the whole show on Netflix and I must say I was rather impressed with the show. Seemed rather interesting with a few comical moments but I'd like to hear the opinions of those who have watched it or have perhaps heard of it.
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Post by: Phantom Hoover on September 10, 2013, 02:01:03 pm
Worst pile of crap I ever watched
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Post by: Scotty on September 10, 2013, 03:15:15 pm
We already have a topic for this.  As such, I'm merging the two of them.
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Post by: NeonShivan on September 10, 2013, 03:18:49 pm
We already have a topic for this.  As such, I'm merging the two of them.

Ah alright

Worst pile of crap I ever watched

Well then...
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Post by: pecenipicek on September 10, 2013, 03:20:33 pm
For those who watch anime whether you be hardcore fans or just watch maybe one to three shows every now and then. What is your thought on the anime called Soul Eater. I recently finished watching the whole show on Netflix and I must say I was rather impressed with the show. Seemed rather interesting with a few comical moments but I'd like to hear the opinions of those who have watched it or have perhaps heard of it.
its goooooood, interesting story, but the ending seems kinda rushed. almost like "we're gonna have a second season no probs" *enter episode 18-19, the production team gets notified that nope, no s2*

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Post by: watsisname on September 10, 2013, 03:55:55 pm
A friend showed it to me once.  It has some great moments (Death the Kid is a consistent source of hilariousness), but I couldn't stick with it.

I don't watch very much anime though so eh.
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Post by: Rodo on September 10, 2013, 04:38:04 pm
I liked it.
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 10, 2013, 06:00:51 pm
I liked it early on.  Then it turned to crap a little past the half-way mark.

----

OH HEY, WE'RE RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED [/Shingeki rage]
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Post by: NeonShivan on September 10, 2013, 06:39:40 pm
A friend showed it to me once.  It has some great moments (Death the Kid is a consistent source of hilariousness), but I couldn't stick with it.

I don't watch very much anime though so eh.

"Just look Patty! Your stance is off again you two aren't in align!" *growls*
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Post by: watsisname on September 10, 2013, 06:54:25 pm
I think my friend only wanted me to watch the show to see Death the Kid, since whenever I'm building something in Minecraft or Terraria I go totally ape-**** over symmetry. :p
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Post by: Mongoose on September 10, 2013, 08:12:17 pm
I'm about halfway through it, and it's been generally entertaining for me thus far.  I feel bad laughing at Kid so much, but I have some degree of non-crippling OCD, so I figure it's justified. :D
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Post by: NeonShivan on September 10, 2013, 09:18:51 pm
Then you have Crona who just happens to pluck at those heart strings of yours.
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Post by: Fury on September 10, 2013, 11:56:25 pm
Your time would be better spent reading Soul Eater manga than watching the hilariously bad anime.
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Post by: FireSpawn on September 11, 2013, 01:20:24 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/375cd6d162d9cd36e2b3263d1ff2fd72/tumblr_mm2w3sSOiS1rwr7sgo1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: NeonShivan on September 11, 2013, 01:36:40 pm
So much win
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 11, 2013, 02:03:03 pm
Psh. Dubs.  :rolleyes:
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Post by: pecenipicek on September 11, 2013, 04:19:38 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/375cd6d162d9cd36e2b3263d1ff2fd72/tumblr_mm2w3sSOiS1rwr7sgo1_1280.jpg)
EXCALIBUUUUUR! EXCAAAAALIBUUUUUR!
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Post by: FireSpawn on September 11, 2013, 05:04:56 pm
"From United Kingdom, I'm looking for heaven! EXCALIBUUUUUR!"
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Post by: Dark Hunter on September 14, 2013, 02:17:01 am
Okay, rewatched Macross Plus, and I retract my earlier statement that the dogfights weren't as good as Frontier and Zero.

I think it's just that the latter two had a lot more dogfights, so they stuck in my mind a bit.
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Post by: yuezhi on September 17, 2013, 09:16:47 pm

Captain Harlock is out at long last. In theaters not near you  :p
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Post by: SypheDMar on September 17, 2013, 10:43:16 pm
Never heard of it in my life, but that teaser got me!
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Post by: Fury on September 18, 2013, 01:26:21 am
Never heard of it in my life, but that teaser got me!
I've been hyping Harlock in this very topic occasionally.

And I can't wait to get my grubby hands on english subs for this.
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Post by: yuezhi on September 18, 2013, 01:50:20 am
Subbed English vids are on yt, I thought i'd show the raw teaser first.

ENG Sub'd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQyLScGwKwE
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Post by: Fury on September 18, 2013, 04:16:38 am
I was obviously meaning the full movie. :p
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Post by: Fury on September 18, 2013, 11:49:28 pm
So Bayonetta is getting an anime.
http://youtu.be/LxrIoffNzX8
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Post by: Scotty on September 19, 2013, 12:09:14 am
Breaking Bad.

Jesus Christ, Breaking Bad.
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Post by: pecenipicek on September 19, 2013, 03:46:14 pm
finished watching Fate stay night today.


god what an awfully depressing way to end an anime...
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Post by: Dark Hunter on September 19, 2013, 04:40:47 pm
The Fate ending is one of the worse ones.

The Unlimited Blade Works endings and the Heaven's Feel True End are significantly happier, but the anime didn't go with those.
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Post by: The E on September 21, 2013, 03:22:01 am
Rewatching all of the Ghost in the Shell.
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Post by: An4ximandros on September 21, 2013, 05:37:59 am
This Fallout: New Vegas fan film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCrM1_7wnDU For a fan work, it's pretty good.

If this one proves popular they might make another, thus being technically a movie series.
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Post by: The E on September 21, 2013, 09:34:32 am
Despite prior statements, I decided to watch Ghost in the Shell: Arise part 1 in the dubbed version. It's as solidly Sci-Fi as before, but I have to say that
Spoiler:
seeing the major be the victim of a crime is slightly disconcerting.

One thing I miss though is the Yoko Kanno soundtrack. There's no awesome title track here, which is making me the sads. Visuals are stunning though.

EDIT:

Also, Legend of Korra Book 2. Damn that show is soooo gooooood.
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Post by: Rodo on September 22, 2013, 08:22:31 am
What? Korra book 2 is out already?

damn I missed it completely, gotta check it out.
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Post by: An4ximandros on September 22, 2013, 09:30:59 am
Yes, Book 2 has begun.

Though the first avatar has yet to be introduced... along with Korra's character development.

Because **** Tenzin, it's not like he has been correct every goddamn time!
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Post by: Rodo on September 22, 2013, 10:22:01 am
what first avatar? Aang is alive? That cannot be.

On a side note:
SnK does it again. Haters gotta hate and all you want, but I cannot fell anything but exitment about this series.
This anime is one of the few I've seen implementing correct hyping manouvers, to the point I'm left wanting to get the next episode NOW. That alone is to be commended, despite all other flaws of the series. As of late, producers (or products that crossed my line of sight) seem to have been extremely lacking on this area.
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 22, 2013, 11:03:52 am
My problem with SnK is that they threw a ****ing pointless two-month-long car chase scene in the middle of my damned story, and now everything is happening at the speed of snail.

Oh, and they can't get over how awesome their awesome reveal was, which was in no way obvious to anyone at all within the first ten seconds of seeing the new form titan.

It's not nearly as bad as that eternal summer bull**** in Melancholy, but it's still pretty bad form.
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Post by: NeonShivan on September 22, 2013, 03:05:54 pm
Finished watching Fairy Tail Season 1 on Netflix...

...The show is so screwed up yet so emotionally sad at the same time (in some cases).

Where does one find the english dub of Season 2?

Oh and I watch Legend of Korra from time to time if my sister is watching it. Reminds me of World War 1 for some reason. The battleships and planes surely must give you the hint. Overall it's a good show.
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Post by: Fury on September 22, 2013, 03:12:34 pm
Dub? :wtf: At least have the common sense of watching them in original audio with english subs. But may I suggest reading the manga instead?
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Post by: Lorric on September 22, 2013, 03:17:01 pm
Dub? :wtf: At least have the common sense of watching them in original audio with english subs. But may I suggest reading the manga instead?
Go on then I'll bite. I've never understood this Language I can't understand > Language I can understand thing. Would you care to explain please? I'd much rather have people talking in a language I can understand than one I can't.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on September 22, 2013, 03:39:01 pm
Go on then I'll bite. I've never understood this Language I can't understand > Language I can understand thing. Would you care to explain please? I'd much rather have people talking in a language I can understand than one I can't.

In my opinion, English dubs tend to be fairly poor voice acting, and for some reason don't really feel right. Some shows do pretty good at it though (Romeo x Juliet, Last Exile, Gunslinger Girl), but I usually prefer to watch with subs, especially if the series is actually set in Japan.
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Post by: Lorric on September 22, 2013, 03:48:16 pm
Go on then I'll bite. I've never understood this Language I can't understand > Language I can understand thing. Would you care to explain please? I'd much rather have people talking in a language I can understand than one I can't.

In my opinion, English dubs tend to be fairly poor voice acting, and for some reason don't really feel right. Some shows do pretty good at it though (Romeo x Juliet, Last Exile, Gunslinger Girl), but I usually prefer to watch with subs, especially if the series is actually set in Japan.
How do you do with reading the subs? The issues I have with subs are that there will be times when you miss them and have to go back, and I'm a fast reader with a good grasp of the English language and still they'll flash by too fast a few times during something or occasionally something is said you can't comprehend right away. Neither of these are problems with dubs, with dubs I'll never not take in what is being said, and when something is hard to understand at first, I can let my brain work on it while continuing to watch the show, but I can't do that and read subs at the same time. And of course the fact your eyes are locked to the bottom of the screen all the time, unless no one is talking. And finally, because of these issues I simply can't relax when watching something subbed because I have to be focused on reading the subs quickly and managing to take in what's going on on the screen as well..
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 22, 2013, 04:23:03 pm
I'll add that dubs tend to actually change the meaning of what characters say from time to time.  This is esp. true with regard to idiomatic phrases.

And that's not counting the censorship that went/goes on or the copyright and trademark bull****.

The only dub I've ever preferred over a sub was for Blue Gender, which I can't recommend to anyone anyway.
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Post by: NeonShivan on September 22, 2013, 04:27:46 pm
Dub? :wtf: At least have the common sense of watching them in original audio with english subs. But may I suggest reading the manga instead?

and you care on how I watch my anime why? The reason why I'm even asking is because it's only Season 1 on Netflix and I could use suggestions on where to find the other seasons (which mind you I have the option to watch the sub version instead if I want to but I choose not to.)
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Post by: Lorric on September 22, 2013, 04:32:14 pm
I'll add that dubs tend to actually change the meaning of what characters say from time to time.  This is esp. true with regard to idiomatic phrases.

And that's not counting the censorship that went/goes on or the copyright and trademark bull****.

The only dub I've ever preferred over a sub was for Blue Gender, which I can't recommend to anyone anyway.
Wouldn't it be the same for the same product in subs though? Both are Japanese translated to English.
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 22, 2013, 04:50:33 pm
I'll add that dubs tend to actually change the meaning of what characters say from time to time.  This is esp. true with regard to idiomatic phrases.

And that's not counting the censorship that went/goes on or the copyright and trademark bull****.

The only dub I've ever preferred over a sub was for Blue Gender, which I can't recommend to anyone anyway.
Wouldn't it be the same for the same product in subs though? Both are Japanese translated to English.

It depends on where you get them.  :nervous:
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on September 22, 2013, 04:55:31 pm
Wouldn't it be the same for the same product in subs though? Both are Japanese translated to English.

I think they're usually different teams, or the voice actors/directors will make last-minute changes or something.

The issues I have with subs are that there will be times when you miss them and have to go back, and I'm a fast reader with a good grasp of the English language and still they'll flash by too fast a few times during something or occasionally something is said you can't comprehend right away.

The only time I've had trouble with that is watching Hetalia. But I am a native English speaker, so it's literally first-nature for me to read.

And of course the fact your eyes are locked to the bottom of the screen all the time, unless no one is talking. And finally, because of these issues I simply can't relax when watching something subbed because I have to be focused on reading the subs quickly and managing to take in what's going on on the screen as well.

This is a good point. Though I've managed to adapt to watching both. I thank my lazy eye.
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Post by: Lorric on September 22, 2013, 05:12:56 pm
Alright, thanks Scourge of Ages. :)
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on September 22, 2013, 06:24:45 pm
I'll add that dubs tend to actually change the meaning of what characters say from time to time.  This is esp. true with regard to idiomatic phrases.

And that's not counting the censorship that went/goes on or the copyright and trademark bull****.

The only dub I've ever preferred over a sub was for Blue Gender, which I can't recommend to anyone anyway.
Wouldn't it be the same for the same product in subs though? Both are Japanese translated to English.
Dub translations care more about matching lip flaps than providing accurate translations; even when you get a really competent team, the subtitled translation is different from the dubbed translation (thinking Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex here, an outstanding dub).
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Post by: Scotty on September 22, 2013, 07:03:49 pm
Breaking Bad is on in an hour.  Last week's episode is on now.

I can't handle these feels.
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Post by: Mongoose on September 22, 2013, 07:40:21 pm
I'll add that dubs tend to actually change the meaning of what characters say from time to time.  This is esp. true with regard to idiomatic phrases.

And that's not counting the censorship that went/goes on or the copyright and trademark bull****.
This hasn't been true as a rule for something like 15 years.  The anti-dub factions really need to update their talking points. :p

Srsly though, so long as you understand what's going on, who gives a **** what language it's in?
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Post by: Bobboau on September 22, 2013, 10:06:51 pm
the bigger issue is in terms of quality of acting, conveying emotion is surprisingly language transparent, so I might not be able to understand what a character is saying but I can tell how they are feeling. dubs very rarely pull this off well.
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Post by: Mongoose on September 22, 2013, 11:43:41 pm
I beg to differ; most of the major English dubbing studios have been doing solid work as a whole for a long while now.  And while I agree that you can tell what emotion is being conveyed in another language, there are certain other aspects to acting that you can't pick up so easily, like inflection, intonation, and pacing.  I'm not saying that I don't watch some anime in Japanese, but it's always with the realization that there are elements that I'm inevitably missing without speaking the language myself.
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Post by: Bobboau on September 22, 2013, 11:58:02 pm
and that's where good translation notes come in.

and I will admit the average quality of dubs has improved.

you don't actually think either one of us is going to change our opinion here do you?
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Post by: Lorric on September 23, 2013, 12:26:22 am
It's nice to see that people can talk about this here in a civilised fashion. I've seen this come up so many times elsewhere, and it devolves into some of the most venomous dialogue. People reacting like you insulted their mother or something. And it always in my experience comes from the subs over dubs crowd. I've even seen it for Dynasty Warriors games. Does anyone have any insight into why they react like that?
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Post by: Droid803 on September 23, 2013, 01:38:04 am
Does anyone have any insight into why they react like that?

The extremist Sub>Dub group are essentially purists and react violently to anything that defiles the purity of the work.
I lean towards that side myself, tbh, though I won't berate people for choosing dubs. (I'll just make a mental note that you're an uncultured barbarian :P ... okay, I jest, I jest)

Then again, this is mostly because how I am now, it's no "language I don't understand" vs. "language I understand" anymore, its "language I understand less" (with subtitles and notes) vs, "language I understand more" with no fallbacks (putting the subs up here, which don't match what's being said, is even more confusing). In such cases I find it vastly easier to understand the former over the latter. I routinely miss things in verbal conversation in tongues I grew up speaking (this is bad, I know - I go 'pardon?' a lot), so I find being able to refer to text in those cases is very helpful. Additionally, I get to be immersed in more or less 'the intended experience', with voice talent that I'm familiar with, so it's a no brainer why I go for subs. On the plus side, listening then reading subs (hopefully accurate) is also a good way to grasp colloquial usage of terms, vocabulary etc. if you have good subs, but this is assuming you actually have the slightest interest in actually learning said language.

That, and I can't stand to wait for years for things to be dubbed. How am I supposed to follow and discuss this season's shows with my buddies that way?

But enough about me; I can totally understand why some people, such as those with much better auditory comprehension skill, like dubs more though.


On another note, next season looks promising.
http://randomc.net/2013/09/18/fall-2013-preview/

Following From Start (Probably):
Kyoukai no Kanata
Kill la Kill
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio ~Ars Nova~
Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season

Maybes:
Unbreakable Machine-doll
Log Horizon
IS-2 (no, not the soviet WW2 tank)

What about you guys?
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 23, 2013, 01:52:20 am
Breaking Bad might just become the best thing ever put on TV if it keeps this up and nails the ending.
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Post by: Scotty on September 23, 2013, 02:26:54 am
Right?

AMC is playing the entire series from episode one until the finale starting at 8 pm EST on Wednesday and running until the last episode premiers at 9 pm EST on Sunday.  It's four solid days of literally nothing but Breaking Bad, for great justice.

Tonight's episode was excellent, but I still say that Ozymandias (last week's episode) was probably the best episode of any TV show yet aired.
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Post by: Mongoose on September 23, 2013, 02:51:08 am
I don't know that I'll ever get around to watching the show, because honestly live-action TV series never manage to hold my attention very well, but just the bits I've seen from my brothers watching it were enough for me to see why it gets that much acclaim.  Hopefully the ending will do it justice.

you don't actually think either one of us is going to change our opinion here do you?
Nah, but I at least like to try correcting misconceptions so that we're all arguing based on pure opinion. :p
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Post by: watsisname on September 23, 2013, 03:03:29 am
I am just so happy they finally got the Emmy for Best Drama Series.  Holy **** do they deserve it.

Also still recovering from the meeting between Todd and Andrea.  Jeez. :(
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Post by: Nuke on September 23, 2013, 08:14:40 am
in a whim i decided to download star trek the animated series, which ive heard about but never actually seen. its actually pretty good.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on September 25, 2013, 03:00:58 am
I've been watching Attack on Titan...

And while I'm enjoying it, I just found out that the manga is ongoing.

That means there's next to no chance the anime is actually going to finish the storyline! Damn it! :sigh:
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 25, 2013, 05:16:57 am
Already seen femme forms bum. So already peaked.
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 28, 2013, 07:00:36 pm
Disappointed that that's it for the foreseeable future.

The only response I have to the last episode is.... 0.0
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on September 28, 2013, 11:28:32 pm
Rewatching Darker Than Black with friends that haven't seen it before. Having almost as much fun watching their reactions as rewatching the (excellent) series.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on September 29, 2013, 01:58:22 am
Oh, hey, new Index volume is out!

...

Spoiler:
So the world ended. What now?
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Post by: The E on September 29, 2013, 02:09:16 am
Okay, Legend of Korra seems to be hitting its stride now. Let's see how they continue it.

Person of Interest started its third Season. Opener was pretty good at reestablishing the themes and giving us more Root, which is always a good thing. Also, sidenote, I want Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi in everything.

Agents of SHIELD started. The pilot was very uneven; the only reason it didn't fail completely is Clark Gregg, here's hoping that the actual episodes fix a few of the pilot's failures.
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Post by: Phantom Hoover on September 29, 2013, 03:32:44 am
i watched it intermittently for about ten minutes and the dialogue was just too smarmy
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Post by: watsisname on September 29, 2013, 05:00:48 am
Oh damn, I forgot Legend of Korra's second season started this month.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 29, 2013, 01:44:20 pm
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.  A no-brainer when the ads for it promise martial arts... and boobs!
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 29, 2013, 06:12:58 pm
I'm about a quarter of the way through Fairy Tail, and I'm not sure if I want to continue.

Do they ever stop treating torture and attempted murder like some sort of childish prank?  Everything else aside, that **** is really pissing me off.
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Post by: watsisname on September 29, 2013, 10:11:10 pm
Goodbye Walter White.
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Post by: Scotty on September 30, 2013, 12:41:09 am
I'm tempted to put spoiler tags on that for you.

Better: Goodbye Breaking Bad.
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Post by: BloodEagle on September 30, 2013, 01:31:34 am
Still digesting it, but.... A solid ending.

It felt like it was missing something, though.

Definitely one of the best television series ever made.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 01, 2013, 01:11:22 pm
I'm about a quarter of the way through Fairy Tail, and I'm not sure if I want to continue.

Do they ever stop treating torture and attempted murder like some sort of childish prank?  Everything else aside, that **** is really pissing me off.

Nope. It's always "Well shucks! Aint you a stinker? Nevermind, I'm sure you'll come around and are actually a good guy deep down, despite all the downright grimdark you seem to be radiating like stink from a hobo."
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Post by: BloodEagle on October 01, 2013, 02:37:23 pm
AND removed from list.

Thank you for warning me.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 02, 2013, 05:32:56 pm
AND removed from list.

Thank you for warning me.


Fair enough. I personally go Fifty Shades of Rage when I read some of the ludicrous moments where a bad guy who just needs to be put in the ground, is just let go after an ass-whooping that leaves the members of Fairy Tail just as beat up.

But I still read it for the breasts fight scenes and bad humor....And obligation. I've been reading the bloody thing since I was in school. If I don't follow it through to the end, it'll bug me for an age.
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Post by: BloodEagle on October 02, 2013, 05:39:03 pm
I could have still respected it if it had followed the code of Batman.

But... they. just. let. them. walk. away.  No cops or anything involved in the matter, despite the fact that they seem to get charged and arrested with some frequency.
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Post by: Gortef on October 03, 2013, 11:08:11 am
Next KyoAni series Kyokai no Kanata (http://myanimelist.net/anime/18153/Kyoukai_no_Kanata) seems entertaining, though only the first ep has aired.
But at least visually it's good.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 10, 2013, 10:18:31 pm
Started watching Kill la Kill, because it's being made by basically the entire staff of Gurren-Lagann.  And man it lives up to the billing.  It's basically what happens when you take all of the slice-of-life moeblob bull**** out there and punch it in the throat.
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Post by: redsniper on October 11, 2013, 08:18:34 am
Kill la Kill
basically the entire staff of Gurren-Lagann

I'm sold.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on October 11, 2013, 03:16:40 pm
A Certain Scientific Railgun S.

Wherein the "Sisters" story line overlaps with A Certain Magical Index, but told from Misaka's point of view. She gets kind of messed up a few times.
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Post by: pecenipicek on October 11, 2013, 03:55:07 pm
ergo proxy... so beautifully dark...
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Post by: redsniper on October 11, 2013, 10:46:27 pm
Ergo Proxy is pretty badass in its way. More about the journey than the destination though I'd say.
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Post by: pecenipicek on October 12, 2013, 05:31:32 am
Ergo Proxy is pretty badass in its way. More about the journey than the destination though I'd say.
nailed it in one pretty much.
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Post by: Rodo on October 12, 2013, 07:45:48 pm
Yeah, Kill la kill definiteny bound to be the best of this season anime-wise.
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Post by: Gortef on October 13, 2013, 10:01:20 am
Kill la Kill

Damn that series is going to places.

Log Horizon seems really promising aswell. The characters are likable, seems like humour will be always present and especially because of DATABASE! (http://youtu.be/pNspJFv4kVY)
The setting is rather familiar. Lot's of players get stuck inside an MMO. SAO anyone? But if some rumours are right it won't be as grimdark as SAO.
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Post by: Rodo on October 13, 2013, 10:03:47 am
won't be as grimdark as SAO
SAO wasn't grimdark, was crap.
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Post by: Fury on October 13, 2013, 11:45:23 am
First season of SAO was good, the second one not so much. As for Kill La Kill, I can't get over how ridiculous that kamui suit looks on the main character compared to everything else seen so far.

Also, there's new season of Hajime no Ippo to watch.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 13, 2013, 01:08:47 pm
First season of SAO was good
You know I saw so many people saying this, but it's really been pretty damn awful so far.  I shudder to think about what the "bad" second half will be like.
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Post by: BloodEagle on October 13, 2013, 01:34:42 pm
The second episode of Log Horizon was much better than the first.

I'm waiting for a few more episodes before I 'get my hopes up' as the 'kids might say' as the old people might say.

--

I gave that new submarine show three minutes before realizing it was terrible and could never be good.

--

Golden Time looks like it could be interesting.

--

First season of SAO was good
You know I saw so many people saying this, but it's really been pretty damn awful so far.  I shudder to think about what the "bad" second half will be like.

SAO is one of those series that people love or hate, or love to hate.

I liked it quite a bit, but feel like they could have entirely dropped the 'second part' without harming the series in the slightest.
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Post by: Rodo on October 13, 2013, 01:38:31 pm
First season of SAO was good
You know I saw so many people saying this, but it's really been pretty damn awful so far.  I shudder to think about what the "bad" second half will be like.

First season is bull**** from the 3rd or 4th episode upwards, series goes to hell once they start introducing new players to kill them stupidly few minutes after or making you swallow a lovers quarrel.
So... stop watching, for the love of god, stop now you can.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 13, 2013, 02:29:19 pm
Nah, I'm a masochist.  I enjoy seeing just how awful things can get. :D
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 13, 2013, 02:37:19 pm
Am trying to order the last complete set of the Patlabor TV series, but amazon is saying that it can't ship to my address.
****.
My.
LIFE!  :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad2: :( :banghead:
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 13, 2013, 03:43:05 pm
Ship it to a yank contact and redirect?
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 13, 2013, 03:50:45 pm
Ship it to a yank contact and redirect?

There's an idea.

Anyone willing to receive a parcel for me and post it to foggy ol' london? I'll pay you with smiley faces and wit.
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Post by: StarSlayer on October 13, 2013, 06:05:04 pm
Old Boy.





... oh boy.  If you want The Game mixed with Count of Monte Cristo with a helping of "Holy ****!" then I highly recommend.  Not for the faint of heart but man o man what a film. 
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Post by: Dark RevenantX on October 14, 2013, 01:14:10 am
The second episode of Log Horizon was much better than the first.

I'm waiting for a few more episodes before I 'get my hopes up' as the 'kids might say' as the old people might say.

--

I gave that new submarine show three minutes before realizing it was terrible and could never be good.

--

Golden Time looks like it could be interesting.

--

First season of SAO was good
You know I saw so many people saying this, but it's really been pretty damn awful so far.  I shudder to think about what the "bad" second half will be like.

SAO is one of those series that people love or hate, or love to hate.

I liked it quite a bit, but feel like they could have entirely dropped the 'second part' without harming the series in the slightest.

SAO is one of those things that really should be read in its original (light novel) form, where it's actually pretty good.  The adaptation strips much of the stuff that makes it interesting to read.
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Post by: BloodEagle on October 14, 2013, 02:12:29 am
So The Walking Dead season premiere was weak. :/

I can't say I was expecting much from the series, which is why I'm surprised at how underwhelmed I am.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 14, 2013, 03:38:25 am
Old boy (original 03' Korean) is pure win. Spike Lee 13'...... Pah!!

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Post by: butter_pat_head on October 14, 2013, 01:57:06 pm
Ship it to a yank contact and redirect?

There's an idea.

Anyone willing to receive a parcel for me and post it to foggy ol' london? I'll pay you with smiley faces and wit.

I pretty much get all of my US stuff via United Publications (http://www.up1.co.uk).  I have found them to be a very nice bunch to deal with and practically had no issues with their service since I started using them since 2002.  I have also ordered stuff from the US based site Right Stuf (http://www.rightstuf.com) on occasion when they have sales on and there is enough to buy to make the international shipping worthwhile.  I can't recommend these two enough.  UP can be lightning fast when it comes to ordering in-stock items and RS can have some super sales.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 14, 2013, 03:46:29 pm
SAO is one of those things that really should be read in its original (light novel) form, where it's actually pretty good.  The adaptation strips much of the stuff that makes it interesting to read.
I've seen the original author's take on an erotic encounter between the two lead characters, and, well...let's just say I've seen 12-year-olds that can write better.  I'm not exactly in any rush to look at what the novels are like. :p
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Post by: Dark RevenantX on October 14, 2013, 10:19:03 pm
SAO is one of those things that really should be read in its original (light novel) form, where it's actually pretty good.  The adaptation strips much of the stuff that makes it interesting to read.
I've seen the original author's take on an erotic encounter between the two lead characters, and, well...let's just say I've seen 12-year-olds that can write better.  I'm not exactly in any rush to look at what the novels are like. :p
You could make the same argument about nasu's sex scenes and it wouldn't change the quality of fate/stay night.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 14, 2013, 11:41:51 pm
I don't know anything about that either way, but when many of  SAO's issues are so endemic and rooted in the basic series premise, they're still on the original author.
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Post by: Droid803 on October 15, 2013, 02:05:29 am
Actually, SAO's series premise is absolutely fine, IMO. In fact, the setting/premise are just about the only redeeming qualities.

It's just the way the author goes about it - the novels themselves start with, and are focused more on the AsunaxKirito MarySuexGaryStu (the author has admitted this in an interview) romance (that you really don't care about) more than the level-clearing/rpg dynamics/life-death game/whatnot (what you actually want to read) that the premise suggests. The anime shows events chronologically, while in the novels, the content of the first few episodes with the random-girl-of-the-week are revealed in various flashback sequences.

The second part (ALO) just compounds on everything that was bad in the first part, completely discarding the guise of the "interesting" premise/setting and plunging straight into the dumb. Though I do hear that the later parts - GGO etc. - (which the anime doesn't get to) get better (?).

I will say that I did enjoy the series.
Well, laughing at it was fairly enjoyable.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 15, 2013, 02:15:22 am
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet  (I'm not sure that "verdurous" is a word, but whatever...)

Beautifully animated, quite a number of humorous moments, some decent battle sequences, and a surprisingly look at the nature of humanity. Female lead was pretty flat though, but this is counterbalanced by Chamber totally stealing any scene he's in.

Also... THAT DANCE SCENE!  :eek2:


Apparently a sequel has been greenlit as well. Still a ways off, though.
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Post by: Dark RevenantX on October 15, 2013, 02:18:10 am
Though I do hear that the later parts - GGO etc. - (which the anime doesn't get to) get better (?).
The later parts are specifically why anyone should ever read the novels.  Some of the side stories are also quite good, as they focus on meatier topics and conflicts.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 15, 2013, 04:04:54 am
Actually, SAO's series premise is absolutely fine, IMO. In fact, the setting/premise are just about the only redeeming qualities.
Probably a bad word choice on my part, by "premise," I meant the specifics behind how this magical Nerve Gear helmet was supposed to operate, and how this apparent super-genius game designer managed to get people trapped in the game in the first place.  Even if we jump right past the point where one wonders why a high-powered microwave emitter would be in a VR helmet in the first place, and why it was able to pass any sort of consumer electronics inspections, it's never a good thing when I can think of four or five plausible ways of neutralizing it without killing the wearer just off the top of my head.  And yet we're led to believe that, somehow, more than two years go by without someone on the outside figuring it out.  I'm all about suspension of disbelief, but said suspension tends to get, well, suspended when faced with such a pants-on-head stupid setup.

The way I see it, .hack//SIGN executed a similar premise far better a decade ago, and had a better soundtrack to boot.
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Post by: Rodo on October 15, 2013, 09:01:29 am
Never seen .hack series, is it worth it?
The hole mmo drama is kinda interesting to me now that I got myself to try some f2p mmo's.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 15, 2013, 11:07:56 am
That would depend on what you want in a show.

.hack//Sign focuses heavily on the characters: there is next to no action, it's pretty much all dialogue.

That isn't to say it's not good, because the characters are in general quite well-written. It's just that some people go in expecting an action-filled game adventure and that's not what .hack//Sign is.
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Post by: BloodEagle on October 15, 2013, 11:36:03 am
Never seen .hack series, is it worth it?
The hole mmo drama is kinda interesting to me now that I got myself to try some f2p mmo's.

That depends, do you want the whole story?

If so, be prepared to sink a lot of time into materials outside of the anime.
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Post by: Rodo on October 15, 2013, 02:24:12 pm
Nah, I just sit and expect to enjoy some decent story spattered with heavy action. It's not like that from what you are telling me so it's a no go.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 15, 2013, 03:39:18 pm
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a good anime, despite the constant phallic imagery being rubbed in your face like you was the first one to pass out at a frat party and finding the pictures on instagram the next da(or whatever american college guys do to each other when they pass out from too much piss water Beer).
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Post by: pecenipicek on October 15, 2013, 04:31:14 pm
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a good anime, despite the constant phallic imagery being rubbed in your face like you was the first one to pass out at a frat party and finding the pictures on instagram the next da(or whatever american college guys do to each other when they pass out from too much piss water Beer).
its not that bad. but the english dub was utter fail sadly.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 15, 2013, 04:56:24 pm
I think most of the dub came across very well...unfortunately, the American actor for Kamina, Kyle Hebert, wasn't able to come anywhere close to the raw enthusiasm of his Japanese counterpart, so that definitely made things suffer. Steve Blum was absolutely delicious as Leeron, though, if you catch my drift.  ;7
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 15, 2013, 05:01:06 pm
I've only seen sub, so I can't comment.

Also, Evangelion Abridged 4.0: This is (not) the End has an epic "WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE!?" moment.

Seriously.

It made me shout "Giga Drill Breeeeeakaaaaah!"
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Post by: BloodEagle on October 15, 2013, 06:53:49 pm
You can abridge something before it comes out, now?

This blows my mind.
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Post by: Scotty on October 15, 2013, 06:55:57 pm
Supernatural, at the moment.  Season premier was last week.  Definitely one of those series that has gotten more and more self-referential as the plot goes on.  Not sure if that's a good thing.
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Post by: redsniper on October 15, 2013, 10:52:23 pm
Gargantia ... sequel ...

WHAT
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 15, 2013, 11:31:40 pm
Gargantia ... sequel ...

WHAT


Yep. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-10/gargantia-on-the-verduous-planet-gets-sequel-green-lit)
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Post by: Rodo on October 16, 2013, 08:40:42 am
HA! we all get a second chance to see the MC running through a red district being persued by transsexuals while fetching some salad condiment.
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Post by: redsniper on October 16, 2013, 08:50:53 am
Excellent. Gargantia had a lot of classic sci-fi vibes to it and some Heart of Darkness for good measure. I feel like it tried to be too many things at once and didn't reach the full potential it might have with more focus, BUT it was still a pretty damn good show. I'm pleased. :yes:

Spoiler:
Except, what will be the point with no Chamber? :(
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Post by: Enzo03 on October 16, 2013, 11:37:43 am
Speaking of TTGL, I've been rewatching the series.
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 16, 2013, 01:12:48 pm
You can abridge something before it comes out, now?

This blows my mind.

Visage and BEHOLD!!!

Invalid YouTube URL: /mBJgZH2jgWU
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Post by: Gortef on October 16, 2013, 01:46:22 pm
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Apparently a sequel has been greenlit as well. Still a ways off, though.
it's a good thing that Gargantia gets a sequel. I really liked the series. I do wonder though what are they gonna put into it.
I wouldn't mind a some sort of a Slice of Life approach to be honest, especially since the bonus manga shorties that came with the boxes are quite glorious as far as I've seen  ;7
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Post by: yuezhi on October 16, 2013, 01:48:09 pm
Anyone have thoughts on log horizon?
Problem is I'm not a good judge of anything, but a lot of comments online are saying it's different from SAO and probably better.
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Post by: BloodEagle on October 16, 2013, 03:50:28 pm
So far, it's definitely different from SAO.  It's too soon to tell if it will be any good or not, though.
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Post by: Gortef on October 17, 2013, 03:57:46 am
Anyone have thoughts on log horizon?
Problem is I'm not a good judge of anything, but a lot of comments online are saying it's different from SAO and probably better.

I did some pages back. But so far I like it. It feels it will have more humour than SAO, and more fun is always a good thing in my book.
Though as many has said it's a bit too early to say.

Spoiler:
Some people who claim to have read the Light Novels:s say that there are quite a lot of bad things happening in the world of Elder Tale, like excessive PK:ing, rape and sex slavery and so on. But it shall to be seen if the anime will cover those issues at all. Also there are a crapload of characters and side stories.
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Post by: The E on October 17, 2013, 04:16:30 am
Latest Episode of Agents of SHIELD was actually pretty good. So I won't be dropping that show just yet.
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Post by: Bobboau on October 18, 2013, 03:09:56 am
Invalid YouTube URL: /lS0TUUZxz3kthis
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Post by: Lorric on October 18, 2013, 05:15:36 am
It's probably just me, and of course I haven't seen the anime, but I couldn't help but think All that just to watch two girls change clothes?
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Post by: Fury on October 18, 2013, 08:56:14 am
Unfortunately that is pretty much standard fare in magical girl kind of anime.
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Post by: Rodo on October 18, 2013, 11:46:14 am
Though kill la kill is not your regular magical girl kind of anime.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on October 18, 2013, 02:07:18 pm
Outbreak Company, simply because its subverting the usual "otaku in fantasy land" plots.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 18, 2013, 02:48:02 pm
this
All of my yes.
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Post by: yuezhi on October 18, 2013, 03:26:13 pm
We could expect the maid cafe, onsen, field trip and planet wide destruction coming soon.
Spoiler:
and best airhead friend being forced to fight her
/me  gets a nosebleed at the thought
Gah!

Anyone have thoughts on log horizon?
Problem is I'm not a good judge of anything, but a lot of comments online are saying it's different from SAO and probably better.

I did some pages back. But so far I like it. It feels it will have more humour than SAO, and more fun is always a good thing in my book.
Though as many has said it's a bit too early to say.

Spoiler:
Some people who claim to have read the Light Novels:s say that there are quite a lot of bad things happening in the world of Elder Tale, like excessive PK:ing, rape and sex slavery and so on. But it shall to be seen if the anime will cover those issues at all. Also there are a crapload of characters and side stories.
I suddenly thought of dekker for all the wrong reasons.
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Post by: ssmit132 on October 26, 2013, 09:04:30 am
I decided to try K-On!, and I do like what I've seen so far. Unfortunately where I got my DVD from only had them in 4 episode volumes (as far as I could see), so I'll probably pick up the rest of them in the next few days.

Also I was going through Gurren Lagann again, but I sort of stopped a couple of weeks ago and haven't picked it up again yet. :nervous: Maybe I'll do that after K-On!...
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Post by: Scotty on October 26, 2013, 12:59:39 pm
A friend convinced me to start Dangan Ronpa.  I do not regret this decision.
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Post by: StarSlayer on October 29, 2013, 08:11:17 am
Just started this show up, so luckily I got the joke. (http://www.wimp.com/shingekipingu/)
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Post by: BritishShivans on October 29, 2013, 11:34:09 am
I've seen that video before. It's lovely :P
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Post by: Mongoose on October 29, 2013, 02:40:24 pm
I really do not understand the humor in that meme.  At all.
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Post by: Dragon on October 29, 2013, 03:13:31 pm
Finally got myself to watch Rocket Girls. :) Love it. All KSP fans really should check it out. It has so many Kerbal moments. One of them, in fact, right at the start of the first episode. It's pretty good with science, too.
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Post by: BloodEagle on November 03, 2013, 01:06:36 pm
So far this has been a pretty disappointing season.

The only one I'm sticking with is Log Horizon, for now.  It kind of needs to get off its ass and start doing something.
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Post by: AtomicClucker on November 03, 2013, 01:18:11 pm
At least Log Horizon is a bajillion times better than Sword Art Online.

I get into many spats with SAO-tards, but I actually like Log Horizon even if it's a little slow.

Been watching Infinite Stratos S2 to fill my idiot show quota... god its stupid! (And yes, I keep on watching!)

Kill la Kill is an interesting one... and crazy. It's like a twisted action-cross between Breaking Bad and Gurren Lagann.
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Post by: BloodEagle on November 03, 2013, 01:36:04 pm
At least Log Horizon is a bajillion times better than Sword Art Online.

I get into many spats with SAO-tards, [...]

Gee.  I wonder why.
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Post by: Rodo on November 03, 2013, 01:37:58 pm
Log horizon seems to get lot of points from everyone just because it's always compared to SAO, but I've been following it and it's effectively an utterly generic-MEH piece of anime.
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Post by: Mongoose on November 03, 2013, 02:30:58 pm
Log horizon seems to get lot of points from everyone just because it's always compared to SAO, but I've been following it and it's effectively an utterly generic-MEH piece of anime.
That describes about 95% of series made over the past several years, unfortunately.

But fortunately Kill la Kill is not one of those, and kicks extreme amounts of ass instead.
Title: I Am Not Saying It Was Angels...
Post by: An4ximandros on November 03, 2013, 05:15:55 pm
But it was Angels! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKM-XSYKrFo) Oh man, this is too rich.
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 03, 2013, 06:14:29 pm
But it was Angels! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKM-XSYKrFo) Oh man, this is too rich.

It's an Angeru! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-SYkQkTO-k)
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Post by: BloodEagle on November 17, 2013, 08:38:23 pm
Whelp, there went the little bit of slack I was giving Log Horizon.  Seven episodes in and nothing has happened.

This has not been a good season for television in general.
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Post by: Rodo on November 17, 2013, 09:52:25 pm
Yeah, last episode was totally boring. This season is crap, the only thing worth watching is kill la kill and gatari.
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Post by: The E on November 19, 2013, 04:28:51 am
So, Legend of Korra Book 2 ended (or will end, depending on whether you watch the ending on TV or via web), and it was glorious. Not The Last Airbender glorious, the pacing of this season was very much all over the place, but it finally had an ending with consequences that felt earned
Spoiler:
Despite some unexplained and unnecessary Deus Ex Machina right at the end, does this show seriously have no other way of dealing with its endgames?

Then there's the Karl Urban and Michael Ealy shoot stuff hour, AKA Almost Human, which started this weekend. I can't really call that one amazing, although it certainly started stronger than Agents of SHIELD. If you're a sucker for early 80s Cyberpunk future that actively seeks out to utilize as many visual references from Blade Runner, Robocop, Dark Angel and such as humanly possible, give it a watch.

Also, Karl Urban shoots stuff.
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Post by: Fury on November 19, 2013, 05:29:51 am
Book 2 started and ended as a disappointment. In addition to what The E already said, my biggest issue with Book 2 is how all the characters in Book 2 turned out so unlikable.

Spoiler:
Korra was totally like anakin over halfway through the Book 2. Asami and Bolin were idiots. Granted, it is Bolin's character being an idiot but honestly, in Book 2 he also a douche. As if those two detectives didn't bring enough idiocy to the police force, Lin Beifong had to reinforce that even further. It's like everyone's stupidity factor was turned up to eleven to suit Book 2's story, which wasn't all that good either. Mako was the only likable character in Book 2. The only one who wasn't total idiot, douche or incompetent. Not even villains were likable, except for Varrick.

Book 2 left poor taste in my mouth and to be honest, I'd rather have not seen this at all. In comparison, Book 1 was a lot better, but Korra has yet to live up to its expectations of Last Airbender.
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Post by: 666maslo666 on November 19, 2013, 06:40:09 am
Skingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan). Just finished it, it was great!
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Post by: LordMelvin on December 07, 2013, 10:19:33 pm
Also, Karl Urban shoots stuff.

Well that sure as hell made 'Dredd' worth watching. I'll give it a shot. (heh. 'Shot'. See what I did there?)
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 07, 2013, 10:26:40 pm
Robot is not the law...

I'm the law.
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Post by: redsniper on December 08, 2013, 05:18:09 pm
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Post by: pecenipicek on December 15, 2013, 11:43:54 pm
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:D
agreed.


altough i really really hate ongoing animes -.-

****in cliffhangers...
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 17, 2013, 12:37:28 am
Eureka Seven


Took it a while to get going, but now that it has, it's turning about to be fairly interesting. Still don't know why there's a "Seven" in the title though.
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Post by: Mongoose on December 17, 2013, 01:05:57 am
Eureka Seven is awesome.  As for the number...how many colors are there in a rainbow? :p
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Post by: Scotty on December 17, 2013, 02:45:20 am
All of them. :blah:

/willing disregard for humor
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Post by: yuezhi on December 17, 2013, 05:42:22 am
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 17, 2013, 07:58:33 pm
Plot building... tension rising... revelations happening... and then....

Eh, forget the fate of the world! Let's all go play soccer!

what :wtf:
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Post by: Mongoose on December 17, 2013, 10:04:40 pm
Clearly you did not take the lesson of Master Norbu to heart. :p

(honestly though I think BONES just wanted a soccer episode because why the hell not)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 18, 2013, 04:20:52 pm
And it's finished.

Still a little unclear as to what exactly happened there at the end, but it was pretty good.

I know of Eureka Seven AO, but from what I've read about that series, it seems like a gigantic can of "NOPE!" I think I'll skip that one and pretend it doesn't exist.
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Post by: Nakura on December 29, 2013, 06:37:31 pm
My uncle and I have been watching Ghosthunt on Netflix. It's surprisingly good.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 31, 2013, 01:36:05 pm
Sword Art Online second season confirmed.

Having read the novel this will be based on...

...watching the fandom reaction to this story is going to be hilarious. ;7
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Post by: Rodo on December 31, 2013, 01:39:36 pm
LIES.

World end was supposed to be on 2012, cannot have twice.
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Post by: yuezhi on December 31, 2013, 03:37:38 pm
LIES.

World end was supposed to be on 2012, cannot have twice.
Did Steve give you the memo (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=86172.msg1721417#msg1721417)?
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Post by: AtomicClucker on December 31, 2013, 07:35:22 pm
Well, been keeping up on my shows, watched the 3rd Madoka movie (it was a troll-tastic tour de farce aimed at ridiculing fans), and Kill la Kill is still one of the best shows this season, from the same drunken bastards who Brought You: Panty and Stocking, Gurren Lagann, and Inferno Cop, and the quite sane Little Witch Academia. **** Yeah! Trigger!

Also starting Space Dandy.

Most western animation has been blase with the exception of Axe Cop, which I actually put in the same league as Trigger's insanity fest, and it's based off the ramblings and jauntings of a five year old.

With the exception of the Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and a few others (I will admit to revisiting Bones and Castle in an unhealthy cycle XD), my year has been filled with more anime than I recall.
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Post by: An4ximandros on January 02, 2014, 12:18:04 am
AoT Opening Remix #5361956 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLImJOIl2D8) It has to count, right?
Also, in before "I thought this was gonna be about BP" posts. :d
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Post by: Mongoose on January 05, 2014, 01:10:43 am
Space Dandy.  Space.  Mother****ing. Dandy.
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Post by: Rodo on January 05, 2014, 02:31:00 pm
Is it already out?
Saw the preview and it was quite interesting, gonna look out for it.
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Post by: Mongoose on January 05, 2014, 02:51:20 pm
The world premiere just aired on Toonami last night, so I'd imagine it's available wherever one might choose to look.
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Post by: Gortef on January 08, 2014, 02:35:44 am
Space Dandy.  Space.  Mother****ing. Dandy.

Yes!

Also Noragami felt good aswell.

Nobunaga the Fool. Eh, honestly I'm not sure what to think of this. First episode was a big WTF (and not in a good way as it was with Dandy), but at least there were some cool mecha.

The first ep of Chuu2 S2 airs today, I'm looking forward to that. But all in all it looks like an ok winter, especially since Log Horizon and Gundam Build Fighters continue.
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Post by: Nakura on January 08, 2014, 04:49:51 pm
Not anime, but I've been watching Star Trek TOS and In Treatment.
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Post by: Scotty on January 12, 2014, 02:35:12 am
Finally watching Attack on Titan.

It's pretty good.
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Post by: Nakura on January 12, 2014, 09:33:54 am
Finally watching Attack on Titan.

It's pretty good.

Better late than never, I suppose. I hope you enjoy it!
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Post by: EuclidianGeometry on January 12, 2014, 12:12:37 pm
Yeah, talking about AoT......


Not sure if he's in the anime yet, but **** that Beast Titan. Seriously. **** him with all three of Slattern's tail.
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Post by: TrashMan on January 12, 2014, 12:26:26 pm
Here's my lsit of anime:
http://myanimelist.net/animelist/TrashMan

I'm really slow to pick op on some. Still havn't finished Gintama (at episode 220 now), and am thinking of watching Zhipang  a japanese AEGIS destroyer that goes back in WW2 time) and  Jormangund. About gun dealers and mercenaries...like Black Lagoon, but less over-the-top
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Post by: Mongoose on January 12, 2014, 01:48:50 pm
I heard some decent stuff about Zipang, though I don't think the anime covered the entire manga story, so it leaves off at some point.
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Post by: BloodEagle on January 12, 2014, 02:58:03 pm
I found Jormangund to be fairly disappointing; it starts out pretty strong, though.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 12, 2014, 04:17:32 pm
Watching Lifeforce.... Fapfap.
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Post by: Sarkoth on January 12, 2014, 04:43:43 pm
Started watching Attack on Titan after reading about it on this thread. Happens to be a series I have been reading for quite a while already. Love it. Haven't watched anime for a long time, like 4 years, there's a huge backlog to go through.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 12, 2014, 10:30:52 pm
Zhipang  a japanese AEGIS destroyer that goes back in WW2 time)

Sort of like a reverse The Final Countdown (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080736/)?
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Post by: TrashMan on January 13, 2014, 01:23:28 am
Zhipang  a japanese AEGIS destroyer that goes back in WW2 time)

Sort of like a reverse The Final Countdown (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080736/)?

Yes. Except the US carrier returned home before impacting history in any significant way. In this anime there is no going back home, and the destroyer is going to have to pick a side...
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Post by: The E on January 23, 2014, 11:59:45 am
Marathoned Arpeggio of Blue Steel yesterday. Did not disappoint (although, having read the Manga, it's a weird adaptation that has all the hallmarks of the adapting studio running with their own thing instead of trying to stay close to the published story)
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 23, 2014, 12:32:10 pm
Saw Attack on Titan over a few days.  Now I'm busy waiting for the second season.

Yes, you should totally watch this show.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 24, 2014, 02:18:25 am
Zhipang  a japanese AEGIS destroyer that goes back in WW2 time)

Sort of like a reverse The Final Countdown (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080736/)?


The Philadelphia experiment also.
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Post by: Nakura on January 24, 2014, 03:16:31 pm
Watching Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter on Netflix, and it's a really good crime show. I'm still watching Star Trek TOS as well.
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 25, 2014, 08:48:35 pm
just watched Escaflowne: The Movie. Wasn't great, but I want to see the series so that I can get the full experience...Is what I'd like to say, as long as Hitomi doesnt have the same borked face proportions as in the film.
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Post by: Mongoose on January 25, 2014, 09:56:27 pm
The movie is inferior in almost every way to the original series...honestly the main things going for it are the cinematic budget and more Yoko Kanno soundtrack goodness.  The character designs in the series have something of a distinctive look (pointy noses!), but I think they're fairly reasonable.
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Post by: TrashMan on January 26, 2014, 05:54:42 am
VoE is one of my favorite animes. Definately watch the series.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK38WzlNvfk



Also, while I think Saint Seiya Omega is crappy, it does have this one greatepisode:
http://www.animehere.com/saint-seiya-omega-episode-76.html
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 26, 2014, 06:24:36 am
VoE is one of my favorite animes. Definately watch the series.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK38WzlNvfk


Mech Fighting 101: When facing down multiple stealth bastards, grow some facial hair, wield a giant sword, roar a lot and the Rule of Cool shall guide your hand to save the protagonists.
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Post by: Gortef on January 27, 2014, 09:51:57 am
Gundam Build Fighters proved yet again with this weeks episode that it's great.


I just hope that Sunrise won't f*** it up. It's been a while since the last time I watched a truly fun Gundam series.
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Post by: TrashMan on January 28, 2014, 03:49:34 am
VoE is one of my favorite animes. Definately watch the series.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK38WzlNvfk


Mech Fighting 101: When facing down multiple stealth bastards, grow some facial hair, wield a giant sword, roar a lot and the Rule of Cool shall guide your hand to save the protagonists.

It does help if you happen to be 7 foot tall, muscled and the greatest swordsman on the planet.
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Post by: Fury on February 01, 2014, 12:54:17 pm
Log Horizon is still pretty good. One of the very few anime I can be bothered to follow in very long time.

The downside is that I feel like I am watching a snail cross a road. It's exciting to see how the snail is doing with all the cars and whatnot. But it's still crossing the road so sloooowly.
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Post by: Gortef on February 02, 2014, 03:45:58 am
Yea the pacing in LH might be a tad slow but it is quite faithful to the novels (apart from some things that the animation studio has decided to leave out, either because there was not enough time or it would have been inappropriate to show at that time of the day), so it's a good thing.
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Post by: Bobboau on February 20, 2014, 10:48:42 pm

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Post by: Fury on February 20, 2014, 11:46:41 pm
I dropped that anime after two or three episodes...
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Post by: Mongoose on February 20, 2014, 11:59:01 pm
Then you, sir, made a grave mistake.
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Post by: Bobboau on February 21, 2014, 12:49:24 am
I will admit the epidoes between the satsuki/ryuko fight and the end of the naturals election arch felt like filler. but the show has  been on a progressive climb of awesome for the last few episodes and a lot of stuff I felt was poorly done early on was given conext such that in retrospect it all fit together well.
if you dont want to invest much in it I'd say try watching from the later half of episode 11 that's when the shows actual plot starts.
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Post by: Mongoose on February 21, 2014, 01:17:00 am
Honestly I'm mostly in it for the GAR.  And Mako.  My God, Mako.
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Post by: pecenipicek on February 21, 2014, 05:39:37 pm
Honestly I'm mostly in it for the GAR.  And Mako.  My God, Mako.
i need to pick this show back up. finished just when the dress freak who got her head pierced in the above shoved up. anyone know which ep was that offhand?
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Post by: Bobboau on February 21, 2014, 06:09:24 pm
anyone know which ep was that offhand?

Indecently...
episode 11
...is also when Ragyo "Anime mother of the year" Kiryuin shows up
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Post by: Rodo on February 21, 2014, 06:20:26 pm
Yeah the show is amazing, and despite some old cliches here and there and some filler episodes it's been undoubtedly the best out there this season regarding anime stuff.
The only other thing that is worth mentioning is Noragami, which is not good, just mere adequate.

Personally I like this one better:
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Post by: Bobboau on February 21, 2014, 06:30:25 pm
Blumenkranz is possibly the best most fitting bad guy theme I've ever heard, it's cold and oppressive and disconnected from empathy and just a perfect fit for Ragyo. too bad I cannot seem to find the original OST version of the song anywhere online ATM. I can and have just listened to it over and over again all day.

oh wait, here it is:
https://soundcloud.com/thebigbangingtheory/kill-la-kill-ost-track-4
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Post by: Mongoose on February 21, 2014, 07:12:05 pm
Oh yeah, that theme is just perfect for her.

And anime mother of the year?  Try century.  I saw someone doing a compare-and-contrast of her with Gendo Ikari, and after a few points it lapsed into "OKAY THIS IS NO CONTEST RAGYO MUST DIE."
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Post by: An4ximandros on February 21, 2014, 08:31:14 pm
I actually hope she wins just so the edginess of this show grinds itself so sharp it cuts itself apart.
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Post by: Bobboau on February 21, 2014, 08:50:56 pm
well judging by Imaishi's previous works that's not impossible.
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Post by: An4ximandros on February 21, 2014, 09:34:19 pm
I am (disturbingly) disappointed no one has cut/pasted the heads of Rag Queen & Daughter onto a gif of this scene: http://youtu.be/seRyZeLamAE?t=5m3s
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on February 27, 2014, 05:32:14 pm
Well I finally finished Wolf's Rain. I'm a bit drained now.

In other news, I heard that Psycho Pass will be getting a second series; I can't wait!

Next on the queue: Guilty Crown
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Post by: Rodo on February 27, 2014, 09:41:41 pm
Psycho pass will have a sequel?
Cool news, hope they can come up with a good plot twist.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on February 27, 2014, 11:58:45 pm
Blumenkranz is possibly the best most fitting bad guy theme I've ever heard, it's cold and oppressive and disconnected from empathy and just a perfect fit for Ragyo. too bad I cannot seem to find the original OST version of the song anywhere online ATM. I can and have just listened to it over and over again all day.

oh wait, here it is:
https://soundcloud.com/thebigbangingtheory/kill-la-kill-ost-track-4


Correct pronunciation version (meaning a German fandub. But it's a good fandub):

The lyrics are actually pretty sad while at the same time being so powerful.
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Post by: redsniper on March 13, 2014, 10:29:35 pm
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GET HYPE
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Post by: Gortef on March 14, 2014, 08:57:57 am
I'm more hyped for the next GBF episode, but indeed Kill la Kill goes places all the time and that ride seems to be unstoppable.

Also trench coats are classy.
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Post by: Turambar on March 14, 2014, 01:28:01 pm
I'm more hyped for the next GBF episode, but indeed Kill la Kill goes places all the time and that ride seems to be unstoppable.

Also trench coats are classy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz0OQK2if1g
[FLAMENCO INTENSIFIES]
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Post by: Gortef on March 17, 2014, 04:59:49 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz0OQK2if1g
[FLAMENCO INTENSIFIES]

Indeed, indeed it does :yes:
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 20, 2014, 07:03:39 pm
Gundam's 35th Anniversary (http://www.gundam35th.net/) is here.

First, new trailer for Gundam Unicorn Episode 7, which releases this May.

Second, Gundam: The Origin official trailer. Apparently it will not be a full series but a set of 4 OVA's. The first is set to release in 2015 and centers around the rise of the Zabi family and Char's childhood.

Third, new Tomino series, "Gundam Reconguista in G" (aka G-Reko) official announcement and trailer. Yes, it is now part of the Gundam franchise. Not a whole lot known about it yet, except that it takes place in the far future of the UC timeline.

Finally, apparently the next big Gundam thing out there is "Real G: Next Project", which will be unveiled at the 40th anniversary five years from now.

Gundam fans have been exploding from hype.
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Post by: Mongoose on March 20, 2014, 07:31:28 pm
I wonder how many goofy-ass names we can add to the list after those.
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Post by: Gortef on March 21, 2014, 03:57:17 am
Origin might be interesting, it is Char we're talking about, and the G-Reco looks good... though it was said that Tomino was seemingly happy looking during the showcase, not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.


But to be completely honest, I just wanted more GBF.
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Post by: Turambar on April 01, 2014, 11:12:17 am
My monday mornings are going to have a lot less childish joy now that Build Fighters is over :-(
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Post by: ssmit132 on April 01, 2014, 07:33:04 pm
I finished the first 12 episodes of Mawaru Pengiundrum last week, finally. It's... not entirely my cup of tea, but it was all right, so I'll consider getting the second half of the season.

Also on my list is the second season of K-On! and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I've spent quite a bit of money recently, though, so I may wait a bit before I get those and look at Girls und Panzer on Crunchyroll for the time being.
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Post by: Gortef on April 02, 2014, 04:40:33 am
My monday mornings are going to have a lot less childish joy now that Build Fighters is over :-(

Likewise. I'm really sad to see it end (even though the end was glorious and happy... -Yay Aila-).

Then again... Sunrise Tweeted something about NOT having had ANY discussions or meetings regarding a continuity of GBF, under a hashtag #april_fools.... sooo, go figure. (Second season... Please!)
Nevertheless that was bloody evil of them.

Oh and 4chan /m/ Tweeted a mosaic collague of Gunplas in a Victory Pose to the Sunrise staff, included with thanks.
I didn't have any Gunplas yet (my Miss Sazabi is still on her way), so I quickly drew an SD Aila...

Girls und Panzer

Can't wait to see the Anzio OVA and the Movie. More Garupan is always a good thing.
According to the small interviews of the GuP staff the Movie will have new tanks too.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on April 02, 2014, 05:25:51 am
I just got through with watching Dragon Ball (yep, that show from the 80s) two days ago. Now watching DBZ
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Post by: BloodEagle on April 02, 2014, 07:36:48 am
I just got through with watching Dragon Ball (yep, that show from the 80s) two days ago. Now watching DBZ

I would highly recommend not watching Z.  I would highly recommend watching Kai.
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Post by: Scotty on April 02, 2014, 03:12:46 pm
Z was fine up until the point they left Earth (and even, to an extent, beyond that).  By the time they got back it was ridiculous.
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Post by: Mongoose on April 02, 2014, 06:00:42 pm
If you do watch Kai, just make sure to hunt down the driver's test episode from the original.  Apparently it's pretty much the single-greatest filler episode of any show ever.
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Post by: Turambar on April 04, 2014, 10:57:05 am
And be sure to watch DBZ Abridged.  They're getting into the meat of the Android Saga
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Post by: FireSpawn on April 08, 2014, 10:25:44 am
Game of Thrones...All I need to say. Though I'm not enjoying it as much as I was, since my best friend gave spoilers about the....
Spoiler:
Red Wedding.[spoiler/}
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 08, 2014, 01:49:59 pm
Log Horizon is more interesting than I thought it would be. And apparently it will be getting a second season at some point.

Also discovered the Ghost Stories ADV dub. Holy crap, it is hilarious! Seriously, watch it, it is awesome.
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Post by: Mongoose on April 08, 2014, 03:11:53 pm
Also discovered the Ghost Stories ADV dub. Holy crap, it is hilarious! Seriously, watch it, it is awesome.
Indeed.  The original show is basically just a Japanese version of Scooby-doo, aimed at the same target audience, but ADV did magical things with it.

I've been in a long-running discussion group with a bunch of friends, and our new series is Shinsekai Yori (From the New World).  Just two episodes in, and it's already setting up a very unsettling environment.  Should be interesting.
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 08, 2014, 03:56:58 pm
So I happened to be looking at refs for Kongo class battleships, and realized Arpeggio of Blue Steel was a thing.  Came for the warships and stayed for the lustful heavy cruiser and statuesque yet angsty battlecruiser.  Kind of silly at times and I'm not a fan of CGI Anime but it was entertaining enough for me to finish.
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Post by: BloodEagle on April 08, 2014, 04:35:47 pm
Looks like they just started airing the next season of DB Kai, so I'll be watching that.
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Post by: Gortef on April 09, 2014, 05:27:13 am
Log Horizon is more interesting than I thought it would be. And apparently it will be getting a second season at some point.

The second season should premiere on this fall. I can't wait, especially since I've read the LN translations I can't wait to see it getting animated.
I'd also like to see the West Wind Brigade side story manga animated, but concidering the timeslot and channel the anime is airing WWB could be too much to handle.

From the series that just began airing, quick impressions in a nutshell for some of them:

- Captain Earth: Corny name, but awesome mecha combination sequence with technology jargon. Also includes rainbow discs, a brown girl in a water bubble and moon boobs.

- Seikoku no Dragonar: Everybody has a pet dragon in this fantasy world, except the MC, who gets a tsundere loli. Apparently it will be a harem series in the end, but the dragons are cool. Boobs are also involved.

- Kenzen Robo Daimidaler: The MC fights against a Penguin Empire with robot, and get's power from groping boobs. It's just an ecchi series, but it's going places... seriously, even their web page is something like this http://penguin-empire.com/   Oh and the penguins have frontal tails. R18 (or at least R16) I think.

The theme for this spring seems to be boobs... seriously.
Oh there is one that doesn't have that theme.

- One week friends: The MC wants to be friends with this girl in his class, but the problem is that the said girl always forgets all the things (except about her family) she experienced during the week on mondays. Still the guy decides to be friends with her every week. Seems like a fluffy healing series, but it can turn into suffering easily. I hope not, since healing is good and the art is cute as hell.

- Hitsugi no Chaika: A loli with a huge magical sniper rifle -and carries a coffin with her-, joins up with an ex soldier to search a meaning for life. 1st ep should air today, I'm actually rather eagerly awaiting for this. Could be good.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 09, 2014, 06:10:28 pm

- One week friends: The MC wants to be friends with this girl in his class, but the problem is that the said girl always forgets all the things (except about her family) she experienced during the week on mondays. Still the guy decides to be friends with her every week. Seems like a fluffy healing series, but it can turn into suffering easily. I hope not, since healing is good and the art is cute as hell.

Fifty First Dates: The Anime?
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Post by: Lorric on April 09, 2014, 06:24:08 pm

- One week friends: The MC wants to be friends with this girl in his class, but the problem is that the said girl always forgets all the things (except about her family) she experienced during the week on mondays. Still the guy decides to be friends with her every week. Seems like a fluffy healing series, but it can turn into suffering easily. I hope not, since healing is good and the art is cute as hell.
If that girl forgets everything unless it involves her family, then she should be home schooled. :)
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Post by: Piemanlives on April 09, 2014, 11:48:26 pm
I'm actually looking for an anime to watch, anyone have any recommendations?
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on April 10, 2014, 12:33:46 am
I'm actually looking for an anime to watch, anyone have any recommendations?

Depends what your tastes are. For a very general audience, I would probably recommend Robotics: Notes. It's got a lot of various themes and moods, I thought it was very good, the art and animation are nice, and it has almost nothing that most people would find objectionable.
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Post by: Gortef on April 10, 2014, 05:46:28 am
Fifty First Dates: The Anime?

That's pretty much what people are calling it.

If that girl forgets everything unless it involves her family, then she should be home schooled. :)

I think it was a bit more specific, like "She forgets all the stuff about her friends and what she did with them". She's actually good with school for example since she avoids getting friends and have all the time in the world for studying.


I'm actually looking for an anime to watch, anyone have any recommendations?

As Scourge said it really depends on what you actually like to watch in general. SciFi, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama... pr0n... all of them together? Does it have to be a new series, or is and older quality not an issue?
Otherwise we'd propably just recommend what we liked, and that does not always correlate on your tastes.

But just for the heck of it:

- Girls und Panzer: Cute girls and tanks (no extreme lewdness involved in this actually. There was even a rumour that the AD had instructed the team NOT to include even panty shots). Superb and fun series btw. 12 episodes plus specials. OVA will come soon and a movie in summer.

- Log Horizon: "People get stuck in a virtual MMORPG" -setting, but that's not even entirely the case... but it's kind of hard to describe without giving too much spoilers. Lot's of MMORPG stuff going on (since the author has actually played them and likes RPGs). Lot's of politics and scheming going on too, so some might think it's a tad too slow as a series.

- Hyouka: Hotaro Oreki -who has a life policy of saving energy as much as possible- meets Chitanda Eru, an overly curious girl with energy to spare. Chitandas curiosity drags Oreki into solving several more or less interesting "mysteries" while he himself is unable to decide how to deal with her. Now this is one visually stunning series. Even though the "mysteries" are one of the main point of the series the real selling point is the interaction and growth of the characters themselves. Plus Chitanda is friggin adorable....

There's a few.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on April 10, 2014, 06:14:46 am
I think it was a bit more specific, like "She forgets all the stuff about her friends and what she did with them". She's actually good with school for example since she avoids getting friends and have all the time in the world for studying.
Yeah, I googled it. It's just friends, she remembers everything else. And she's aware of it, the memory loss every week with friends.

In that case, you'd have to bring a videocamera along after making friends with her and film yourself doing stuff with her. Then when she forgets, just show her the footage. "Hey, we're friends." :)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on April 10, 2014, 06:56:02 am
I would agree with log horizon and girls and panzer, but hyouka I find to be one of the most boring things I've ever watched... I'm really draggin myself through each episode. The 'mysteries' are as dumb and uninteresting as they get and I personally find Chitanda friggin annoying. The animation is amazing though, just... so wasted on this show.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on April 10, 2014, 09:48:04 am
I'm actually looking for an anime to watch, anyone have any recommendations?

Space Battleship Yamato 2199

It's a very pretty space adventure.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on April 10, 2014, 10:27:22 am
Space Battleship Yamato 2199

It's a very pretty space adventure.
+1
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on April 10, 2014, 11:50:20 am
I think it was a bit more specific, like "She forgets all the stuff about her friends and what she did with them". She's actually good with school for example since she avoids getting friends and have all the time in the world for studying.
Yeah, I googled it. It's just friends, she remembers everything else. And she's aware of it, the memory loss every week with friends.

That's an oddly specific memory disorder.

I mean, is there some sort of supernatural curse at work, or something?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on April 10, 2014, 12:49:56 pm
but hyouka I find to be one of the most boring things I've ever watched... I'm really draggin myself through each episode. The 'mysteries' are as dumb and uninteresting as they get and I personally find Chitanda friggin annoying. The animation is amazing though, just... so wasted on this show.

Pleb :p

Naah, I do understand if some find it boring. Especially if the characters do not click then there's nothing to go for.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on April 10, 2014, 12:54:36 pm
I think it was a bit more specific, like "She forgets all the stuff about her friends and what she did with them". She's actually good with school for example since she avoids getting friends and have all the time in the world for studying.
Yeah, I googled it. It's just friends, she remembers everything else. And she's aware of it, the memory loss every week with friends.

That's an oddly specific memory disorder.

I mean, is there some sort of supernatural curse at work, or something?
It said it was because of a car accident.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on April 10, 2014, 04:41:46 pm
Pleb :p

Naah, I do understand if some find it boring. Especially if the characters do not click then there's nothing to go for.
I feel if the show was just about Oreki being lazy 24/7, the show would be around 68.3% better  :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on April 10, 2014, 06:22:53 pm
I'm also going to have to recommend both Girls und Panzer and Log Horizon.  Girls und Panzer is pretty self-descriptive and amazingly smut-free, and Log Horizon can be self-aware at times, most notably when the ominous glasses nudging starts getting lampshaded.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on April 10, 2014, 07:26:31 pm
Log Crapizon is a load of crap, as the title suggest. This is just a very personal opinion of course.
I'm currently watching mushishi season 1, cause aparently is was one of the best the animes a few years back and it's getting a season 2 right now. So... yeah. It's quite good btw.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 10, 2014, 08:09:05 pm
Yeah, Mushishi is a masterpiece.

Also y'all need better suggestions.  Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Wolf's Rain, Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex, Serial Experiments Lain, I could keep going for a long time. :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 11, 2014, 02:48:51 am
That's more my cup of tea.
Also Akira, MD GEIST, spriggan, cyber city oedo, guyver and fist of the north star, ninja scroll.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on April 11, 2014, 03:52:10 am
Yeah, Mushishi is a masterpiece.

Also y'all need better suggestions.  Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Wolf's Rain, Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex, Serial Experiments Lain, I could keep going for a long time. :p
Cowboy bebop is a decent show but it really isn't all that good. 99% of the time when it gets recommended as a 'omgbbqmustwatch' its done by americans who saw it on tv back in the day (dubbed ofcourse) and it was 'their first anime'. True story  :p
Trigun falls sort of in the same category, it really isn't anything special imho. (Not sayin that its bad or anything either)
Wolf's rain I dropped out of boredom after 7-8 episodes. Horrible emo show
GitS is pretty good tho.
Also why aren't Outlaw star and Black lagoon in this list of yours? huh? whats your excuse?
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That's more my cup of tea.
Also Akira, MD GEIST, spriggan, cyber city oedo, guyver and fist of the north star, ninja scroll.
Dekker likes his classics O:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on April 11, 2014, 05:34:00 am
I feel if the show was just about Oreki being lazy 24/7, the show would be around 68.3% better  :p

That's one pretty accurate estimate :D


Well, if we're going for the classics, then: SDF Macross (and it's follow ups), Gundams.... HAH, actually I think I could even recommend The Legend of Galactic Heroes, but that's some serious space opera.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Hades on April 11, 2014, 05:39:59 am
Yeah, Mushishi is a masterpiece.

Also y'all need better suggestions.  Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Wolf's Rain, Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex, Serial Experiments Lain, I could keep going for a long time. :p
Cowboy bebop is a decent show but it really isn't all that good. 99% of the time when it gets recommended as a 'omgbbqmustwatch' its done by americans who saw it on tv back in the day (dubbed ofcourse) and it was 'their first anime'. True story  :p
You're wrong. Most people who like it like it because it tends to stay away from typical anime tropes, which are 95% awful.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 11, 2014, 05:49:59 am
Venus wars is cheese.
Transformers 80's movie is the best anime ever made.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: LHN91 on April 11, 2014, 06:37:27 am
I feel if the show was just about Oreki being lazy 24/7, the show would be around 68.3% better  :p

That's one pretty accurate estimate :D


Well, if we're going for the classics, then: SDF Macross (and it's follow ups), Gundams.... HAH, actually I think I could even recommend The Legend of Galactic Heroes, but that's some serious space opera.

I always hesitate to recommend Legend of the Galactic Heroes, because despite the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed it and re-watch it pretty regularly, its a serious investment in time, and moves too slowly for a lot of people.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on April 11, 2014, 06:37:53 am
Kill La Kill makes my brain feel like it's oozing out of my eye socket....And I cant tell if it's a bad thing or not.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: The E on April 11, 2014, 06:42:19 am
You're wrong. Most people who like it like it because it tends to stay away from typical anime tropes, which are 95% awful.

Just a friendly reminder: This is so very not the topic for discussing what you do not like about Anime. Also, let's not get into the annoying habit of making absolute statements like that about things as subjective as this, okay?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on April 11, 2014, 06:57:34 am
I feel if the show was just about Oreki being lazy 24/7, the show would be around 68.3% better  :p

That's one pretty accurate estimate :D


Well, if we're going for the classics, then: SDF Macross (and it's follow ups), Gundams.... HAH, actually I think I could even recommend The Legend of Galactic Heroes, but that's some serious space opera.

I always hesitate to recommend Legend of the Galactic Heroes, because despite the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed it and re-watch it pretty regularly, its a serious investment in time, and moves too slowly for a lot of people.
Yes I've seen the first season of it, and it's light on action and moves at a glacial pace. But I still enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on April 11, 2014, 09:32:36 am
Black lagoon is good as well, really enjoyed it when I saw it.
I so miss a series like Slam Dunk, I'd love to see something like that done again.

On topic about series, I was thinking about starting to watch Game of Thrones cause apparently I'm a dork for not watching it.
So yeah, I think I'll be using some of my free time to watch it, along with Nisekoi and Mushishi. There seems to be nothing else that interesting apart from that.

Oh and fredding from time to time as well :D
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on April 11, 2014, 09:48:09 am
Transformers 80's movie is the best anime ever made.

I honestly thought that the cartoon Transformers movie wasn't that good when I watched it last year. :nervous:

Spoiler:
Except for Optimus Prime's death scene. That was pretty well done. :(
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 11, 2014, 12:36:59 pm
Kill La Kill makes my brain feel like it's oozing out of my eye socket....And I cant tell if it's a bad thing or not.
A very good thing.

Yeah, Mushishi is a masterpiece.

Also y'all need better suggestions.  Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Wolf's Rain, Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex, Serial Experiments Lain, I could keep going for a long time. :p
Cowboy bebop is a decent show but it really isn't all that good. 99% of the time when it gets recommended as a 'omgbbqmustwatch' its done by americans who saw it on tv back in the day (dubbed ofcourse) and it was 'their first anime'. True story  :p
Trigun falls sort of in the same category, it really isn't anything special imho. (Not sayin that its bad or anything either)
Wolf's rain I dropped out of boredom after 7-8 episodes. Horrible emo show
GitS is pretty good tho.
Also why aren't Outlaw star and Black lagoon in this list of yours? huh? whats your excuse?
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I'm only watching Black Lagoon for the first time right now (soooo many bleeps on Toonami, fun times), and while I did enjoy Outlaw Star well enough when finally seeing it a couple of years ago, it didn't quite resonate with me the same way.  But the reason that so many people fell in love with Bebop is that, from a directorial and genre standpoint, it really is that good.  Shinichiro Watanabe is an absolute master of bringing a flat-out cinematic feeling to a scene, with an actual sense of "camera" placement and motion, and that to me is one of the main factors that makes Bebop such a joy to watch.

And srsly man, unless you're currently in the year 2003 and/or no older than 14, "emo" should not be in your vocabulary. :p

Mostly though, when I see whole lists full of the otaku-pandering stuff that's dominated the late night scene in Japan over the past several years, I just start to get all twitchy.  Anime's capable of so much more than that as a genre: we need more Masaaki Yuasa, and less moeblob.

(But man, if we want to talk about bad shows...MD Geist should be considered a war crime.)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 11, 2014, 01:40:52 pm
Transformers 80's movie is the best anime ever made.

I honestly thought that the cartoon Transformers movie wasn't that good when I watched it last year. :nervous:

Friend of mine made me watch it some time ago. I have never been big into the Transformers franchise, so I have not seen any of the series that preceded the movie.

I found it to be cliched and, well, kind of ridiculous. A couple of good moments but for the most part not really all that interesting.

Nostalgia goggles are apparently heavily rose-tinted.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on April 11, 2014, 02:42:22 pm
CRASHING THROUGH THE SKY COMES A FEARFUL CRY

COBRA! COBRA!

Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 11, 2014, 03:47:58 pm
I've not heard that for well over twoddecades and it's already making me smile knowing that starscream was moonlighting.
Rose tinted ftw.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on April 11, 2014, 04:14:24 pm
I'm only watching Black Lagoon for the first time right now (soooo many bleeps on Toonami, fun times), and while I did enjoy Outlaw Star well enough when finally seeing it a couple of years ago, it didn't quite resonate with me the same way.  But the reason that so many people fell in love with Bebop is that, from a directorial and genre standpoint, it really is that good.  Shinichiro Watanabe is an absolute master of bringing a flat-out cinematic feeling to a scene, with an actual sense of "camera" placement and motion, and that to me is one of the main factors that makes Bebop such a joy to watch.

And srsly man, unless you're currently in the year 2003 and/or no older than 14, "emo" should not be in your vocabulary. :p

Mostly though, when I see whole lists full of the otaku-pandering stuff that's dominated the late night scene in Japan over the past several years, I just start to get all twitchy.  Anime's capable of so much more than that as a genre: we need more Masaaki Yuasa, and less moeblob.

(But man, if we want to talk about bad shows...MD Geist should be considered a war crime.)
Why would you subject yourself to censorship willingly? Doesn't exactly sound like you're watching black lagoon the way its meant to be watched.

My personal gripe about bebop is that you can pretty much watch the episodes in any order and not a lot would change. I'm personally more of a fan of shows that tell an ungoing story rather than being episodic in nature. Bebop doesn't really have much of an overarching storyline going. It does do a lot of things really well, but it never caught me by the balls like some other shows have.

If you enjoyed Trigun, you'd probably like GunXsword too btw. (If you havent seen it already)

Call it "emo" or "edgy". You gotta agree with me that wolf's rain is not trying to set a very happy and not depressing atmosphere :p (The fact that I got the show recommended to me by a friend who was heavily in a gothic phase probably didn't help)

Oh and it's not exactly like moe is a recent thing. Its hardly like older anime were all masterpieces and devoid of fanservice. And there have been a plentiful amount of good recent shows that I could go on about. Anime is still plenty diverse to this day imho. Just don't stare yourself blind on the things you don't like.

Transformers 80's movie is the best anime ever made.

I honestly thought that the cartoon Transformers movie wasn't that good when I watched it last year. :nervous:

Friend of mine made me watch it some time ago. I have never been big into the Transformers franchise, so I have not seen any of the series that preceded the movie.

I found it to be cliched and, well, kind of ridiculous. A couple of good moments but for the most part not really all that interesting.

Nostalgia goggles are apparently heavily rose-tinted.
I have the heaviest rose-tinted nostalgia goggles for Transformers G1. But even that cannot make me deny that it really IS kinda bad in a lot of ways. (Holy **** animation errors all over) I still love it, but I cannot disagree with the above statements.
I feel if the show was just about Oreki being lazy 24/7, the show would be around 68.3% better  :p

That's one pretty accurate estimate :D


Well, if we're going for the classics, then: SDF Macross (and it's follow ups), Gundams.... HAH, actually I think I could even recommend The Legend of Galactic Heroes, but that's some serious space opera.

I always hesitate to recommend Legend of the Galactic Heroes, because despite the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed it and re-watch it pretty regularly, its a serious investment in time, and moves too slowly for a lot of people.
I'm kind of in the same boat there. LoGH is one of my all time favorite shows but I get that it's not for everyone. So its not always the show I would recommend first.

You're wrong. Most people who like it like it because its the first anime thing they saw on television
fixed that for you. and bebop really isn't the 'trope breaker' that you think it is.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on April 11, 2014, 05:09:00 pm
I'm only watching Black Lagoon for the first time right now (soooo many bleeps on Toonami, fun times)

Wait. Toonami is airing Black Lagoon?

Did they cut out entire episodes? (I mean, there are a few that make the Requiem For a Dream look like freaking Care Bears)

Are they going to air Elfen Leid, next?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 11, 2014, 07:53:31 pm
Why would you subject yourself to censorship willingly? Doesn't exactly sound like you're watching black lagoon the way its meant to be watched.
I could watch my Blu-rays, but the only censorship going on in the broadcast are just bleeped-out F-bombs, so I'm not missing anything.  Quite honestly I often find bleeps more amusing than the word they're replacing.

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My personal gripe about bebop is that you can pretty much watch the episodes in any order and not a lot would change. I'm personally more of a fan of shows that tell an ungoing story rather than being episodic in nature. Bebop doesn't really have much of an overarching storyline going. It does do a lot of things really well, but it never caught me by the balls like some other shows have.
Yes, Bebop is episodic, but it seems kind of silly to criticize it for being exactly what it's designed to be: it's almost like griping that Schindler's List was shot in black-and-white.  (You're not the only person I've seen say this, so I'm not just singling you out personally or anything.)  Bebop's core focus was always on its characters, and the rag-tag family that they form: even though most of its episodes are one-off stories, almost all of them contribute to that theme in some way.  Spike's past and how he's forced to deal with it are the core of that development, but not the sole extent of it.  But hey, if it didn't really click for you, I can't magically make that happen.

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If you enjoyed Trigun, you'd probably like GunXsword too btw. (If you havent seen it already)
I've heard it's pretty bad, and it seems to be trying really hard to be shows from several years before it.  On the other hand, Goro Taniguchi apparently directed it, so it presumably has unintentional comedy if nothing else.

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Call it "emo" or "edgy". You gotta agree with me that wolf's rain is not trying to set a very happy and not depressing atmosphere :p (The fact that I got the show recommended to me by a friend who was heavily in a gothic phase probably didn't help)
Well of course it's not happy, but again, it's not meant to be. :p Just because it's more somber in tone doesn't mean it can't be good; many of the all-time classics across all types of literature are what we'd call tragedies.  Wolf's Rain pulls off some really interesting blending of Western and Eastern spiritual elements, and it's both aesthetically and aurally gorgeous.  It's one of the few shows in any medium that can manage to choke me up just with a few bars of music.

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Oh and it's not exactly like moe is a recent thing. Its hardly like older anime were all masterpieces and devoid of fanservice. And there have been a plentiful amount of good recent shows that I could go on about. Anime is still plenty diverse to this day imho. Just don't stare yourself blind on the things you don't like.
There are certainly past shows and elements of shows that could be labeled "moe" today, but that specific term and what it implies has only been widespread in the fandom for the past 7 or 8 years.  And of course there were plenty of terrible older shows, and those that were just meant to be cheesecake, but there's a certain specific aesthetic targeting the hardcore Japanese otaku market that drives late-night anime, one that's fairly easy to point out, and it's a fairly-new phenomenon.  I'm not saying that there haven't been good series created over that time, but when you just look at the seasonal preview graphics, there are some pretty glaring trends that stick out.  Personally I feel like the Japanese industry is painting itself into a corner, trying to target a shrinking demographic with paint-by-numbers fandom checklists as opposed to just basic good storytelling and character-writing.  A number of well-respected Japanese industry personalities have said as much, Hayao Miyazaki himself most recently.

I'm kind of in the same boat there. LoGH is one of my all time favorite shows but I get that it's not for everyone. So its not always the show I would recommend first.
It'd be pretty heavy as a starter series, but man, anyone who has even a passing interest in high-concept sci-fi absolutely owes it to themselves to give it a watch.  There really hasn't been anything else like it, and I don't think there ever will be.

Wait. Toonami is airing Black Lagoon?

Did they cut out entire episodes? (I mean, there are a few that make the Requiem For a Dream look like freaking Care Bears)

Are they going to air Elfen Leid, next?
Yes, no, and I hope not, because it apparently sucks. :p Toonami's been part of [adult swim] for over a year now, and [as] hasn't significantly edited anime for a good decade at this point.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on April 11, 2014, 10:23:43 pm
Yes, Bebop is episodic, but it seems kind of silly to criticize it for being exactly what it's designed to be: it's almost like griping that Schindler's List was shot in black-and-white.  (You're not the only person I've seen say this, so I'm not just singling you out personally or anything.)  Bebop's core focus was always on its characters, and the rag-tag family that they form: even though most of its episodes are one-off stories, almost all of them contribute to that theme in some way.  Spike's past and how he's forced to deal with it are the core of that development, but not the sole extent of it.  But hey, if it didn't really click for you, I can't magically make that happen.
Its valid criticism in the same way that you criticize moe and ecchi shows for being designed exactly that what they are designed to be.
In the end it all comes down to taste, preference and opinions.

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If you enjoyed Trigun, you'd probably like GunXsword too btw. (If you havent seen it already)
I've heard it's pretty bad, and it seems to be trying really hard to be shows from several years before it.  On the other hand, Goro Taniguchi apparently directed it, so it presumably has unintentional comedy if nothing else.
Well in my opinion you heard wrong. But hey, opinions.

Well of course it's not happy, but again, it's not meant to be. :p Just because it's more somber in tone doesn't mean it can't be good; many of the all-time classics across all types of literature are what we'd call tragedies.  Wolf's Rain pulls off some really interesting blending of Western and Eastern spiritual elements, and it's both aesthetically and aurally gorgeous.  It's one of the few shows in any medium that can manage to choke me up just with a few bars of music.
I found it aesthetically really plain and boring looking personally and I really couldn't get into the atmosphere or the characters. But since I only saw a limited amount of episodes before I dropped it I can't really make a judgement call whenever I find it a good or bad show, just that it didnt really tickle my fancy and that I didn't get any enjoyment out of it.

There are certainly past shows and elements of shows that could be labeled "moe" today, but that specific term and what it implies has only been widespread in the fandom for the past 7 or 8 years.  And of course there were plenty of terrible older shows, and those that were just meant to be cheesecake, but there's a certain specific aesthetic targeting the hardcore Japanese otaku market that drives late-night anime, one that's fairly easy to point out, and it's a fairly-new phenomenon.  I'm not saying that there haven't been good series created over that time, but when you just look at the seasonal preview graphics, there are some pretty glaring trends that stick out.  Personally I feel like the Japanese industry is painting itself into a corner, trying to target a shrinking demographic with paint-by-numbers fandom checklists as opposed to just basic good storytelling and character-writing.  A number of well-respected Japanese industry personalities have said as much, Hayao Miyazaki himself most recently.
Miyazaki is an old geezer who has retired like 5 times already. I take his ramblings with a grain of salt  :p
But yeah there is an ungoing trend of the anime industry overspecializing themselves toward the otaku market. And they can keep doing that because japanese otaku's keep on being willing to buy #13 in a dozen harem anime obscenely overprized BD's and DVD's. This is actually pretty well known by most anime watchers by now I think.
But you know what? I don't even care, because I have thrown away my elitist mantle a long time ago and can enjoy even the dumbest of shows. That includes shows that involves having the main character power up his mech with ero particles by molesting women. What can I say? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It'd be pretty heavy as a starter series, but man, anyone who has even a passing interest in high-concept sci-fi absolutely owes it to themselves to give it a watch.  There really hasn't been anything else like it, and I don't think there ever will be.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-12/legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-novels-get-anime
There will be something like it :p

Yes, no, and I hope not, because it apparently sucks. :p
I'm so totally not a fan of writing shows off based on other people's opinions without having seen anything of it myself to form a proper opinion of it.
(ya know, the thing that you are doing right there)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 12, 2014, 12:21:51 am
Its valid criticism in the same way that you criticize moe and ecchi shows for being designed exactly that what they are designed to be.
In the end it all comes down to taste, preference and opinions.
Fair enough, but I think there's something of a difference in that episodic storytelling is a model that's as old as storytelling itself, and even if it's personally not your taste, it's a simple affair to come up with examples that have something worthwhile or compelling to say.  Whereas shows about cute girls sitting around eating cake, or a story about a milquetoast guy who has ten hot chicks falling over him for no discernible reason...kinda more difficult to think of examples.  (School Days, maybe? :trollface:)

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Miyazaki is an old geezer who has retired like 5 times already. I take his ramblings with a grain of salt  :p
But yeah there is an ungoing trend of the anime industry overspecializing themselves toward the otaku market. And they can keep doing that because japanese otaku's keep on being willing to buy #13 in a dozen harem anime obscenely overprized BD's and DVD's. This is actually pretty well known by most anime watchers by now I think.
You're exactly right, but therein lies the problem: the more you try to target that insular audience with almost focus-group-created shows you know they'll snap up, the more you limit your ability to tell a breadth of good stories.  They'll still get made, but they'll just be fewer in number and harder to pick out.  I don't think we'll ever see a repeat the sheer creative explosion of the huge OVA boom of the early 90s, or the glut of high-quality stuff from the later 90s to early 00s; the market's just too different.  It's also not much of a sound long-term strategy either: Japan's burgeoning demographics crisis is no secret, so the age group the industry is going for will just continue to shrink over time.  At some point that well's going to start to dry up, and then what?

It's not even a problem limited to anime, either: I know at least one really prominent Japanese games developer (can't remember who) has repeatedly spoken out about the state of his domestic industry, and how Japan's output is increasingly niche (outside of big universal tentpole stuff like Nintendo IPs) and less relevant.  Back in the 80s and 90s, Japan owned gaming, but unfortunately they're a far cry from it now, and I think we're all poorer for not seeing that continued variety.

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But you know what? I don't even care, because I have thrown away my elitist mantle a long time ago and can enjoy even the dumbest of shows. That includes shows that involves having the main character power up his mech with ero particles by molesting women. What can I say? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Well, some of us haven't thrown in the towel on good taste just yet. :p I mean I like some dumb stuff too, but only as popcorn entertainment; I need meaty stuff that I can chew on.  I'm not a film buff at all, and I barely read anymore, but animation (so for all intents and purposes anime) is the one entertainment medium where I try and view things with more of a critical eye.  I've seen the amazing stories that anime can tell, and the wonderful visuals it can use to tell them, and when you've seen the best of what the medium is capable of it's hard to be satisfied watching something sub-par.

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It'd be pretty heavy as a starter series, but man, anyone who has even a passing interest in high-concept sci-fi absolutely owes it to themselves to give it a watch.  There really hasn't been anything else like it, and I don't think there ever will be.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-12/legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-novels-get-anime
There will be something like it :p
Dammit, I'd almost managed to put that out of my mind. :p Suffice it to say that whatever form this takes, I think it's going to be unnecessary at the very least.  I mean, the original OVA project was a very talented director and his team working for over a decade to bring the entire series of novels to life...what could a new adaptation possibly add to that.  And I can almost guarantee that they're going to replace all of those beautiful cel-animated space battles with *gag* CGI.

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Yes, no, and I hope not, because it apparently sucks. :p
I'm so totally not a fan of writing shows off based on other people's opinions without having seen anything of it myself to form a proper opinion of it.
(ya know, the thing that you are doing right there)
You might have a point if I was just reading random people on the Internets going "hurrdurr that show sux."  But the opinions I'm talking about are from friends with whom I've been discussing anime for...oh man, it's been almost a decade now.  I'm freakin' old.  But anyway, I know their tastes well, and they know mine, and I trust them enough to put a good deal of stock in their opinions on what they've seen.  Plus with this particular show, I've read enough to know the general premise and how it's pulled off, and it just doesn't seem like something I'd be on board with.  Really pretty opening sequence, though.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Spoon on April 12, 2014, 07:16:52 am
Fair enough, but I think there's something of a difference in that episodic storytelling is a model that's as old as storytelling itself, and even if it's personally not your taste, it's a simple affair to come up with examples that have something worthwhile or compelling to say.  Whereas shows about cute girls sitting around eating cake, or a story about a milquetoast guy who has ten hot chicks falling over him for no discernible reason...kinda more difficult to think of examples.  (School Days, maybe? :trollface:)
There is nothing inherently bad about episodic storytelling but I feel its the inferior option when its used for shows with a more serious setting/tone/story. It's perfectly fine for comedies or slice of life shows though.
Also K-on is a good (slice of life) show, it may seem oh so incredibly silly to you to watch girls drinking tea and eating cake but that's the beauty of anime, it has so many different genres for different strokes of people. (also as a sidenote before that gets brought up again, k-on was popular with a large female audience as well, not just creepy otakus) Not every show needs to have something 'worthwhile' or 'compelling' to say.
For example I have a friend who really enjoys watching anime shows that have 'nothing going on', the typical slice of life shows. If you were to force him to watch the Berserk movies he would be very much 'not amused'. That's just not his thing.

You're exactly right, but therein lies the problem: the more you try to target that insular audience with almost focus-group-created shows you know they'll snap up, the more you limit your ability to tell a breadth of good stories.  They'll still get made, but they'll just be fewer in number and harder to pick out.  I don't think we'll ever see a repeat the sheer creative explosion of the huge OVA boom of the early 90s, or the glut of high-quality stuff from the later 90s to early 00s; the market's just too different.  It's also not much of a sound long-term strategy either: Japan's burgeoning demographics crisis is no secret, so the age group the industry is going for will just continue to shrink over time.  At some point that well's going to start to dry up, and then what?
The japanese are seemingly pretty bad at adapting their business models to changing times.
If they had a none retarded distribution model and business model they could get a lot more money out of the anime watching world outside of japan too. (Just produce more shows like shingeki no kyojin and they'd be golden)

It's not even a problem limited to anime, either: I know at least one really prominent Japanese games developer (can't remember who) has repeatedly spoken out about the state of his domestic industry, and how Japan's output is increasingly niche (outside of big universal tentpole stuff like Nintendo IPs) and less relevant.  Back in the 80s and 90s, Japan owned gaming, but unfortunately they're a far cry from it now, and I think we're all poorer for not seeing that continued variety.
I think I read that too.
It's a bloody shame really.
Square-enix is a great example of the japanese game industry gone ****...

Dammit, I'd almost managed to put that out of my mind. :p Suffice it to say that whatever form this takes, I think it's going to be unnecessary at the very least.  I mean, the original OVA project was a very talented director and his team working for over a decade to bring the entire series of novels to life...what could a new adaptation possibly add to that.  And I can almost guarantee that they're going to replace all of those beautiful cel-animated space battles with *gag* CGI.
To be completely fair, honest and objective. Most LoGH space battles were still shots of a fleet formation with the occasional ship exploding. It was not really pushing handdrawn space ship animation to the limits... If decent looking CGI can make the space battle scenes be more dynamic I would have no objections to that. For example Space battleship yamato 2199 had pretty passable cgi for its ships.

You might have a point if I was just reading random people on the Internets going "hurrdurr that show sux."  But the opinions I'm talking about are from friends with whom I've been discussing anime for...oh man, it's been almost a decade now.  I'm freakin' old.  But anyway, I know their tastes well, and they know mine, and I trust them enough to put a good deal of stock in their opinions on what they've seen.  Plus with this particular show, I've read enough to know the general premise and how it's pulled off, and it just doesn't seem like something I'd be on board with.  Really pretty opening sequence, though.
fair enough, I can't argue against that.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on April 12, 2014, 01:52:19 pm
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei seems pretty interesting. For once the protagonist is not a wimp, weakling, idiot or a nuisance. We don't get enough decent protagonists.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Max Sterling on April 12, 2014, 05:35:28 pm
Hey did any of you happen to catch Kick Heart on Toonami when it was on? I played Devil Chicken (the wrestler) and also the Parrot. :D

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Post by: Mongoose on April 12, 2014, 05:51:02 pm
Awesome!  I chipped in on the Kickstarter, and the results were definitely worth it. :D So you were in the professional dub that actually aired on Toonami?  That's really sweet.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 13, 2014, 02:43:38 pm
Max, I'm still trying to identify you on the Star Trek reboot :/


Also Anynewsonrobotoechmod? :nervous:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Max Sterling on April 13, 2014, 03:07:48 pm
Hey...

I actually co-produced the English dub (the pro and the backer dub) for Kick-Heart, and yeah I'm in the pro dub that was on TV. :) Glad you were a backer, Mongoose. There's footage of me in the studio doing Devil Chicken I believe... I'm a silhouette against the screen with headphones.

I got to work with Richard Epcar from Ghost in the Shell -- he's also in my film.

Dekker -- I got cut out! I was in the part where they were in engineering (actual location: Budweiser brewery off the 405.) When I went and saw it I couldn't find me. Ah the vagaries of being an extra.

Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 13, 2014, 03:48:38 pm
Awww maaaaaan!! Next time, you'll get there.
(you know I was loa--jk47 on squadwa previously right?)


Currently watching spriggan again.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Max Sterling on April 14, 2014, 07:49:21 pm
Dekker you got me thinking about the old days... Squadwar!

I never was more than a mediocre pilot but I practiced hard! There were these crazy aces... do you remember them? We had one in the RN... Sleeper. It was like magic how he got so many kills... I was just trying to break even in those days. I still wonder how he did it.

Man I was really goofy back in the day. Bosch Beer, the Giant Chicken POF... then I created the Really Mean Guys squadron to make fun of some of the "evil" sounding squads. We had RMG-Puppykicker, RMG-Babykiller... we actually got on the SW map because of a no-show for a challenge... a nice puke green dot that stayed there for weeks.

But this is an anime thread... watch Kill Me Baby you won't be disappointed.

Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Meatball on April 15, 2014, 12:21:32 am
I'm watching almost all the animes that gets released. (And btw, if you watched series DUBBED, shame on you)
Every new season I watch at least 1-3 episodes of all the newly released series. They are VERY few I'm prejudice against and just decide I wont watch.
I think judging a book by it's cover is wrong. I have a way where I think it's acceptable to judge a book by it's cover and decide not to see any of it.
And that is when you see the cover of the series, and you go absolutely NO. No hesitation. Just NO immediately. The cover picture gave you enough information to 100% know you will not like or you don't want to watch it.
But if any other series, you don't really know what to think, or you think you might like it or it might be boring, and time I would not be 100% sure, I would watch 1-3 episodes to give it a chance.

In my experience, I've found lots of new series to love.
So for example, the winter season I watched and/or still watching (trying to finish)
And a short short review on them.

Buddy Complex - Mecha, pilots merge to evolve their mecha units to more powerful units. Some romance. 7/10
Onee-chan ga Kita! - 4min shorts of Comedy. About a kid who gets a new weird sister. OK 5/10
Nourin - Farm High School. Girl Idol quits and enters the school. And starts living in the same dorm as one of her megafans. Romance Comedy. 7/10. Comedy is random and naughty and for me very enjoyable.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga shi'tai! Ren Second season of an epic Romance Comedy. About a girl and her friend stuck in her playful fantasies in High School. While a guy is trying to hide his past. 8/10
D-Frag! - Delinquent guy gets forced into a fake game creator club. Pure Comedy. 7/10
Hamatora - Students gone through weird training to get super natural abilities. And are kinda doing detective work to pay the bills and then it gets complicated and intresting. Interesting concept. Not very well executed though so far. 7/10
ImoCho - Fanservice series. Brother gets a new sister (not blood ofc) She gets possesed by a spirit and the spirit wants to her to fall in love with her new brother because that's the last thing she wanted to do before she pasted away. (weird I kno) If they don't do this she dies. Romance Comedy Drama. 6.5/10
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha - Girl meets a temple goddess and gets her power to transform to any person. Romance Comedy. Stuff gets complicated and story evolves well. Well executed and nicely produced. 7/10
Magical Warfare - Normal High School students meets some weird magicians. When they got hit by magic, they themselves awoken their magical powers. They then leave the normal world to enter the Magical dimension of the world for different reasons. And enters a magical school. Also this magical world has been in war for a long time. 7/10. Intresting enough. Magic Action. Some comedy, some romance.
Nisekoi - Amazing Romance Comedy. Story is kinda complicated. New girl enters school. A guy gets in a fight with her for different reasons and they start to dislike each other. Only after they get to know they have to marry each other because of their Yakuza and Noble families backgrounds. While the guy is actual in love with a different girl and he has some necklace that is bound to another that this girl also have. Romance Comedy. 8/10. I think this is one is pretty well done.
Nobunaga the Fool - Weird of weirdness. You go from Samurais to Mecha to todays time. You get Leonardo da Vinci and Joanne d Arc in the series. This series is to complicated and weird for me to explain. But it only gets 5/10. I also dropped it. It's rushed. You dont really understand the purpose of anything. But to some this might be cool if you know a lot about history and wants some complicated weird ****.
Nobunagun - 8/10 EPICness of weirdness. First episode is BOUND to leave you with the biggest WTF face. Later on ofc everything gets understandable and develops well. This is supernatural action comedy series, with some bits of romance here and there. Girl dreams about samurais and then goes to school. She also have a huge interest in military vehicles, so much that she drools. One a school trip to taiwan, out of know where aliens appears and start attacking and killing people and people from her school. Some weird super human guys comes and battles the aliens. She awakens her own supernatural powers from a ball that one of the guys dropped. It's weird and EPIC.
Noragami - A girl saves a guy from being hit on the road. Only to realize that she actually died and with his help she survived but she can now enter the spirit world. And this guy happen to be a god. And those gods battle evil stray spirits of some sort. Very interesting story with comedy. Falls off sometimes because the story is more interesting then the comedy but they show more comedy. 7/10
Pupa - Horror shorts. Because of the extreme horror its really interesting. 7/10
Sekai Seifuku - A normal guy meets a small young girl who has great philosophic ideas on the rights and wrongs of the world. And she want to take over the world to fix it. She recruits this guy as well, and gets pulled into her madness.
Very intresting and well done. 8/10
SoniAni - Super Sonico finally gets her own anime. Follow the anime idol that has existed for a long time, in her own first anime. Fan service really. Big boobs... 6/10
Seitokai Yakuindomo - A guy joins a girls school that just turned coed. Girls everywhere and he is tortured by it. Mostly Comedy. It's greatly developed and keeps its interests so it gets 7/10
Tonari no Seki-kun - Amazingly funny shorts about a guy who keeps doing weird funny **** during class and his classmate next to him, a girl goes crazy about it. VERY FUNNY. 8/10
Wake Up, Girls! - Another Idol Group trying to get to fame series. Bunch of girls are in an agency, where they try to become an idol group of girls. Funny, interesting and doesn't fall off. 7/10
Wizard Barristers - A world where magical people has been intertwined with society and is more of a normal thing. A girl enters a agency of Wizard Lawyers and helps solve weird cases of magical happenings. Magic is frowned upon and and magic towards individuals are highly illegal. Sometimes any magic use is illegal. Very interesting. 8/10
Sakura Trick -  Lesbian Fanservice series, aka Yuri. Romance series about some lesbians. First they were friends but slowly getting into the lesbian parts. I find it enjoyable. 6/10
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Romance Comedy. Very well done. A girl with a nice rack, nice child bearing hips, that likes cleaning and cooking, is forced to marry some weird dull guy from a noble family. She does not object and takes it rather positively. This weird dull guy has is funny dull moments and his little sister comes along which is a loli character that is very smart but still a kid. Lots of Comedy, wonderful innocent romance moments. 8/10
Witch Craft Works - 7/10. A normal guy gets dragged in some magic troubling fights in his school. Tho only the magicians can see the magic, and of course this guy to when he gets dragged in.
Animation very well done and story is OK. 6/10. It doesn't really get boring.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 15, 2014, 01:10:29 am
(And btw, if you watched series DUBBED, shame on you)

[...]

I think judging a book by it's cover is wrong.

The self-contradiction here is hilarious.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on April 15, 2014, 11:46:03 am
(And btw, if you watched series DUBBED, shame on you)

[...]

I think judging a book by it's cover is wrong.

The self-contradiction here is hilarious.
or the beautiful idiocy of the rest of the post...

i tend to start hating dubs if i've watched the original first, due to "THAT VOICE DOES NOT BELONG TO THAT CHARACTER AAAARGH!" factor :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on April 15, 2014, 12:16:39 pm
Yesterday I finished Mushishi season 1 + ova. Amazing piece of work, I loved every single episode of it and that's not something that happens often.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Max Sterling on April 15, 2014, 01:48:30 pm
I'm watching almost all the animes that gets released. (And btw, if you watched series DUBBED, shame on you)


Well I guess I should quit voice acting since no one wants to listen to it in English anyway... ;)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on April 15, 2014, 02:13:17 pm
I'm watching almost all the animes that gets released. (And btw, if you watched series DUBBED, shame on you)


Well I guess I should quit voice acting since no one wants to listen to it in English anyway... ;)


Keep at it!  The dubs will be as good eventually, just takes practice.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on April 15, 2014, 02:36:48 pm
Ergo Proxy was a brilliantly dubbed piece in english. the original dub was not too bad, but the english dub was something else.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 15, 2014, 02:54:35 pm
By and large, English dubs have been serviceable-to-great for more than a decade now.  (Though there's been a bit of a slip in quality recently, at least if you're looking at Sentai's output.)  There are always going to be a few stinkers, but those are usually easily picked out through reviews and such.  It's really just a matter of personal preference at this point: for me, given the choice, I'd rather be able to focus my full attention on the screen instead of have to keep flicking my eyes down to subtitles.  Other people don't mind that, and that's fine too.

And I've gotta say, I will never for the life of me understand how people can at least try to watch every single anime series released in a given season.  It's the exact same concept as saying, "I'm going to watch every single major network series that premieres this fall!"  It's not even a matter of judging books by their covers: there are more than enough summaries and season preview guides and such out there that it's incredibly easy to take a look at a show's premise and say, "Yeah, that's really not for me."  Honestly I almost never watch shows as they air in Japan myself; I'd rather wait at least until they're finished, and maybe even a few years down the road, to see what winds up standing the test of time and really seems worth watching.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on April 16, 2014, 06:43:52 am
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka: THE cute and comfy diabeetus series of the season I think. Bunch of cute girls making cute coffee in a cute coffee shop. Surprisingly though, trigger discipline of varying degree is also included. I'm gonna use this series to lift my spirits every week.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 16, 2014, 10:44:06 am
I just had a diabetic aneurysm.

Can has bloodmechs plox?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: procdrone on April 16, 2014, 11:32:38 am
Im watching now:

Gundam (thanks to Spoon, i started)
Legend of the Galactic Heros (A heavy serious one, nice so far... but long, 110 episodes, im at 13 myself)
Fairy Tail 2014 (waited so long for this!)
Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! (also started...)

or the heck, here's the list i've being maintaining:

Code: [Select]
[---------------------------------]
[------------[Completed]----------]
[---------------------------------]

->
->Air Gear
->Fairy Tail
->Sword Art Online
->Chrome Shelled Regios
->[K] Project
->Hagure Yuusha No Estetica
->Shingeki No Kyojin
->Walkure Romance
->Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
->Kiss x Sis
->Log Horizon

[---------------------------------]
[------------[Watching]-----------]
[---------------------------------]

->
->Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
->Mobile Suit Gundam
->Fairy Tail (2014)
->Legend of the Galactic Heroes
->Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!

[---------------------------------]
[------------[On hold]------------]
[---------------------------------]

->
->Black Star Shooter
->Raven Master
->High School DxD
->Code Breaker
->Bleach
->One Piece
->Naruto
->Soul Eater
->Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on April 16, 2014, 11:44:00 am
I started on:

Space Dandy
Black Lagoon
Darker than Black


Space Dandy is weird as ****!  I will probably keep watching it.

@TheHound  Congrats on falling into the giant hole known as Gundam.  How are you approaching it?  My personal recommendation is:

Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy
08th MS Team OVA
0080 War in the Pocket OVA
0083 Top Gundam OVA
Zeta Gundam
ZZ Gundam
Char's Counterattack
Unicorn
F91


But that's just because I am a Universal Century nerd, and that's chronological Universal Century order.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: procdrone on April 16, 2014, 12:33:49 pm
I started with Gundam 00, and im after 3 episodes with it
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on April 16, 2014, 01:30:40 pm
Gundam 00 is far from the worst of Gundam, and it's pretty much the only thing ever that has a Kurdish protagonist.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: General Battuta on April 16, 2014, 01:39:10 pm
Gundam 00 is far from the worst of Gundam, and it's pretty much the only thing ever that has a Kurdish protagonist.

SOON TO CHANGE
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on April 16, 2014, 01:58:56 pm
I just had a diabetic aneurysm.
Can has bloodmechs plox?

Lemme guess, you watched the first episode of Gochuumon?



Space Dandy
Give yourself to Dandy. Embrace Dandy. Become (almost) Dandy (because it's impossible to become THE Dandy)!


Gundam 00 is far from the worst of Gundam,
I beg to differ, AGE is worst. The only Gundam series I've dropped. But opinions are like... you know...
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on April 16, 2014, 02:25:16 pm


Gundam 00 is far from the worst of Gundam,
I beg to differ, AGE is worst. The only Gundam series I've dropped. But opinions are like... you know...

After rewatching SEED (i was bored), then watching all of AGE, AGE is actually not awful.  SEED is by far the worst.  In fact, I would go as far as to say that I liked AGE better than I liked Victory Gundam.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 16, 2014, 07:08:20 pm
Gundam 00 is far from the worst of Gundam, and it's pretty much the only thing ever that has a Kurdish protagonist.
00 is (unfortunately) the only Gundam I've seen as of now, but I'll agree that it was pretty fun, albeit chock-full of those classic goofy Gundam names.  (Hallelujah Haptism?  Lockon Stratos?)  I've heard people say that it's basically an updated version of Gundam Wing, though I don't know how well that comparison holds up.  Pretty much every hardcore Gundam fan I've run into holds up SEED Destiny as the absolute pit of the entire franchise.  I need to delve into some UC goodness at some point.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on April 16, 2014, 08:34:42 pm
I've just defeated (or have been defeated by) Kill la Kill.

Also, Ragyo....One of the most ****ed up characters I've seen in a loooooooooong time. Still, ***** has one hell of a theme song.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 16, 2014, 10:27:22 pm
People keep saying that about Ragyo. I even heard someone saying she takes the award for "Most Sexually Depraved" anime character.

I had to laugh at that.

I've seen a little miniseries called "Mnemosyne", and believe me, Ragyo's got absolutely nothing on Apos.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on April 16, 2014, 10:32:43 pm
And here I was, mildly put off by Sugu's sisterly/cousinly urges in Sword Art Online.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 16, 2014, 10:41:51 pm
Oh God, SAO.  Don't get me started.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on April 17, 2014, 03:49:01 am
After rewatching SEED (i was bored), then watching all of AGE, AGE is actually not awful.  SEED is by far the worst.  In fact, I would go as far as to say that I liked AGE better than I liked Victory Gundam.

That here is where our opinions differ. I liked SEED, and didn't even consider 00 to be a complete disaster.


Oh God, SAO.  Don't get me started.

Hey another season is coming so get ready again.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on April 17, 2014, 06:06:18 am
Oh God, SAO.  Don't get me started.

Hey another season is coming so get ready again.

Huh.  I thought it was pretty well wrapped up.

... Prequel, maybe?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on April 17, 2014, 06:10:37 am
Gundam 00 is far from the worst of Gundam, and it's pretty much the only thing ever that has a Kurdish protagonist.
00 is (unfortunately) the only Gundam I've seen as of now, but I'll agree that it was pretty fun, albeit chock-full of those classic goofy Gundam names.  (Hallelujah Haptism?  Lockon Stratos?)  I've heard people say that it's basically an updated version of Gundam Wing, though I don't know how well that comparison holds up.  Pretty much every hardcore Gundam fan I've run into holds up SEED Destiny as the absolute pit of the entire franchise.  I need to delve into some UC goodness at some point.

I've seen both, though I haven't seen Wing in it's entirety. They certainly share similarities. They're also the only ones I've seen. I saw Wing just because I was curious and wanted to see what Gundam was like and it was the first one I found on Youtube that was fully uploaded. The copyright hammer fell however while I was working my way through, but I had been enjoying it.

00 I checked out because I liked its music, as Spoon had used some of it for Wings of Dawn.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 17, 2014, 01:39:06 pm
Oh God, SAO.  Don't get me started.

Hey another season is coming so get ready again.

Huh.  I thought it was pretty well wrapped up.

... Prequel, maybe?

Sequel.

Although not one focused on Asuna, but on a new character and a new MMO.

I'm actually looking forward to it, both for the fanbase rage at what Kirito pulls off this time around and because I found the story in the novels to be interesting, surprisingly.

It's a big step up over the second arc, anyway.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Max Sterling on April 17, 2014, 02:39:44 pm
I'm watching almost all the animes that gets released. (And btw, if you watched series DUBBED, shame on you)


Well I guess I should quit voice acting since no one wants to listen to it in English anyway... ;)


Keep at it!  The dubs will be as good eventually, just takes practice.

They are as good! Have you seen Sgt. Frog dubbed? Twice as funny as the sub. Hellsing has all actual European accents for the characters. Ghost in the Shell is great.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 17, 2014, 10:00:04 pm
Oh God, SAO.  Don't get me started.

Hey another season is coming so get ready again.
I know.  And with my boundless luck it'll probably wind up on Toonami too.  Lord give me strength.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Torchwood on April 18, 2014, 09:28:48 am
Courtesy of Spoon, I'm currently on a Gundam spree. Current agenda: 08th MS team, then 0080, then Zeta, then ZZ.

Regarding SEED, it starts out kinda start but really gets going after the twenty episodes or so. And SEED Destiny... the opening was kinda neat. Besides that, beware of indecisive plot, recycled animations and unlikable protagonists.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on April 18, 2014, 10:15:43 am
Courtesy of Spoon, I'm currently on a Gundam spree. Current agenda: 08th MS team, then 0080, then Zeta, then ZZ.

It's spreading!  08th MS Team is so good.  You should add on Turn A Gundam to the end of that though, if you haven't seen it yet.  It's definitely one of the strongest gundam series.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on April 18, 2014, 10:32:22 am
Need some

0083 Top Gun..dam


I mean heck its got the best grunt suits period.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scotty on April 18, 2014, 10:41:55 am
If it also started that whole "ridiculously oversized shield/wing/pauldron" fad than it has a lot of making up to do. :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on April 25, 2014, 09:53:24 pm
Fear is Freedom!

Subjugation is Liberation!

Contradiction is Truth!



Seriously the most bizarrely entertaining piece of art I've seen in a while.  Mad stylish throughout.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 26, 2014, 12:55:48 am
Fear is Freedom!

Subjugation is Liberation!

Contradiction is Truth!



Seriously the most bizarrely entertaining piece of art I've seen in a while.  Mad stylish throughout.


Ja, ich bin viel stärker,
als ich je gedacht hab
Fliege höher!
Laufe viel schneller!!


Love that show, and that song.

Except Nui. She's a troll.


Need some

0083 Top Gun..dam

I mean heck its got the best grunt suits period.

Most of its grunt suits are OYW models. Except for maybe the GM Cannon II, Xamel, and Dom Tropen.

I'd say Char's Counterattack has the better grunt suits.

Jegans, Geara Dogas, Re-GZ's... awesome. :cool:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on May 08, 2014, 01:42:03 am
Finally got around to watching Girls und Panzer, and I'm already enjoying it immensely three episodes in. It also reminded me that I was going to install and try World of Tanks, too. :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on May 08, 2014, 04:52:23 am
Finally got around to watching Girls und Panzer, and I'm already enjoying it immensely three episodes in. It also reminded me that I was going to install and try World of Tanks, too. :P
Well try to enjoy the first 4 or 5 tiers of it as much as you can and then realize how frustrating it can get.
Turning off the chat and installing the Official GuP voice mod (Miho and Yukari are out) plus the fan made GuP music mods does help though... at least it helped me to continue -driving those tanks is fun anyway.

*cough* Anyways, I'm glad that you are enoying GuP. It only get's better too. :)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on May 09, 2014, 10:59:52 pm
Well try to enjoy the first 4 or 5 tiers of it as much as you can and then realize how frustrating it can get.
Well that depends whether I can get that far in the first place. :P

Turning off the chat and installing the Official GuP voice mod (Miho and Yukari are out) plus the fan made GuP music mods does help though... at least it helped me to continue -driving those tanks is fun anyway.
I'll bear this in mind, but I'll probably want to get a few hours under my belt before I start messing with mods.

...back on topic, though, my order for Puella Magi Madoka Magica has been dispatched. And yes I know a little bit about what happens in that series - that's part of the reason I wanted to watch it in the first place.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 07, 2014, 08:12:21 pm
Gundam Unicorn is now over.

It took them a year and one episode longer than they thought it would, but it's over.

Apparently there were some changes to the ending from the original novel, but from what I've read those changes are mostly for the better (Neo Zeong wasn't in the novel).

What I don't like is that it doesn't really give any information on what happened to Banana and the rest after the fact. I get that the ending message is supposed to be "It's an unknown future, but we have hope!"... except that kind of doesn't work considering that Gundam F91, Crossbone Gundam, and Victory Gundam all take place in UC's future so we DO know the future.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: The E on June 10, 2014, 06:42:36 am
I interrupt this program to tell you of a non-Anime show I've been enjoying immensely these past few weeks. It's called "Penny Dreadful", and seems to be the best version of League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen yet put to Film.

It stars Eva Green as a witch (in the victorian "I am possessed by the devil" mold), Timothy Dalton as the classic british big game hunter/africa explorer, Josh Hartnett as an american expat making money off of his shooting skills, and several others besides (they even cast David Warner as Van Helsing! Squee!); All trying to find out what happened to Mina Harker.

Oh, and Frankenstein and Dorian Gray are in this, too. Frankenstein's Monster also appears, and is utterly amazing.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on June 11, 2014, 02:20:24 pm
What I don't like is that it doesn't really give any information on what happened to Banana and the rest after the fact. I get that the ending message is supposed to be "It's an unknown future, but we have hope!"... except that kind of doesn't work considering that Gundam F91, Crossbone Gundam, and Victory Gundam all take place in UC's future so we DO know the future.

Just goes to show, even magical teenagers and giant psychoactive robots can't change the world.  Gotta love Gundam for keeping its feet on the ground.

Anyone checked out this Knights of Sidonia anime?  I am going to give it a few episodes, since it looks relevant to my interests.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 11, 2014, 02:48:07 pm
No tentacles.  No watching.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on June 12, 2014, 08:27:10 am
If Dekker wants tentacles then Dekker picks up Dragonair Academy -if haven't done so already.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on June 12, 2014, 11:05:06 am
knights of sidonia is ok, if you can diggest that awfull CG. The story setting is interesting in it's own right and pretty much why I continue to watch it so far, everything else is regular/acceptable.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on June 12, 2014, 01:39:14 pm
I actually don't like mechs. I've watched a few mecha series, and even liked a few of them, especially the "harder" ones like Gasaraki and Gundam(though I still can't take humanoid weapons seriously, even the grappler arms in Outlaw Star just rubbed me the wrong way).
Blasphemy, I know.

Also, has anyone noticed how many anime are named "[MC's name] no [MC's occupation]" this season? Maybe it's a universal thing and I just didn't notice before.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 12, 2014, 05:40:20 pm
knights of sidonia is ok, if you can diggest that awfull CG. The story setting is interesting in it's own right and pretty much why I continue to watch it so far, everything else is regular/acceptable.


I've not even seen rekensudojii the whole way through.



Spriggan guyver and Venus wars is my bag.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on June 13, 2014, 12:33:19 pm
I actually don't like mechs. I've watched a few mecha series, and even liked a few of them, especially the "harder" ones like Gasaraki and Gundam(though I still can't take humanoid weapons seriously, even the grappler arms in Outlaw Star just rubbed me the wrong way).
Blasphemy, I know.

This must be what it feels like to be the Taliban and hear someone say they're an atheist.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Bobboau on June 14, 2014, 12:35:54 am
I actually don't like mechs. I've watched a few mecha series, and even liked a few of them, especially the "harder" ones like Gasaraki and Gundam(though I still can't take humanoid weapons seriously, even the grappler arms in Outlaw Star just rubbed me the wrong way).
Blasphemy, I know.

maybe you should take it in the other direction, have you watched Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on June 14, 2014, 10:31:36 am
AHHHH TTGL! awesome, awesome. I fully recommend it as well.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on June 14, 2014, 01:27:12 pm
maybe you should take it in the other direction, have you watched Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann?

Who hasn't? It was fun, but I didn't really like the characters, especially Kamina. He's supposed to be so over the top he comes back around to being cool, but that just didn't click with me. I guess I just don't like vehicular combat where willpower and lung capacity(for screaming) matter more than actual piloting skill.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 16, 2014, 01:24:37 am
I've never seen it.

I focused my spare time on EOD skills and not falling into any naked ladies to keep my permanent full time lady happy.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on June 16, 2014, 05:48:23 am
Well it might not be a good idea for you to watch it now, Dekker, seeing as one of the main characters is a very pretty lady who wears hardly anything - and they don't stop showing her off. :P
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 16, 2014, 08:23:41 am
You mean I shouldn't get caught watching it...... ;7
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on June 16, 2014, 10:21:52 am
Well it might not be a good idea for you to watch it now, Dekker, seeing as one of the main characters is a very pretty lady who wears hardly anything - and they don't stop showing her off. :P
and she's 14 or thereabouts supposedly :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 16, 2014, 10:59:58 am
:nonono:

Bad animated mediums.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on June 16, 2014, 08:41:38 pm
and she's 14 or thereabouts supposedly :p
Well, to be fair, supplementary materials state that the people living underground probably don't know how long an Earth year is, and Littner wasn't always above ground, so Yoko's (and by extension, everyone who isn't Nia) proper age isn't set in stone. :P

Also, what have I been watching? Well, I finished watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica last week. Unfortunately I knew a bit of the plot before hand and I wish I didn't, but still, I think it was very well done (and of course full of sad moments!) and I'm glad I watched it. Next up... well, when I went to get Girls und Panzer on DVD after watching it (another awesome series, by the way), they had a DVD with the full set of OVAs on it. So that's up next for me.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: asyikarea51 on June 28, 2014, 12:30:30 pm
Anime...

(Almost) one-shot MLA Total Eclipse with available time.

Entertained me enough; the lull in middle of the series was a bit... too long for me though. And maybe the animation budget was spent too much in some ways and too little in others? Some of the 2D frames gave off a certain "overworked animators rushing to meet the deadline" feeling to me, though I didn't care for it too much at the time while rushing through it...

The only problem for me, the MLA universe as a whole is just so crapsack. but then this is fiction, there's countless other stories and works of art out there that's definitely waaaaaaay more crapsack anyway... Like maybe EVE or even WH40K (just to name a few quick examples ad-hoc since sleep is calling) or whatever something else that likely I'll never have heard of...

Oh wait. I just remembered. FreeSpace is just as crapsack, the cog-in-the-machine portrayal just makes it less obvious. Damn! :banghead:
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on June 29, 2014, 02:56:42 am
Just finished that arc of Black Lagoon.  Y'know, the one with the twins.

I'm just...gonna go take 50 showers now.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: asyikarea51 on June 29, 2014, 10:47:40 am
Just finished that arc of Black Lagoon.  Y'know, the one with the twins.

I'm just...gonna go take 50 showers now.

I think all I remember of that is the scene (don't remember it correctly) where the bar gets shot up by a BAR...

Oh hey, coincidental word play.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: headdie on June 29, 2014, 10:55:51 am
anyone know of any good legal anime streaming services with English language options?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on June 29, 2014, 11:55:13 am
Define "legal". There's a huge grey zone when it comes to unlicensed shows, where it's not really illegal but it's still piracy. I guess Crunchyroll and Funimation are good sites for free legal streaming if you happen to live in North America. Otherwise you're boned.
Also, if by "in English" you meant dubbed then you're **** out of luck. Since dubbing isn't exactly free you're probably going to have to buy the DVD/Bluray to watch anime dubbed.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on June 29, 2014, 12:20:54 pm
Some licensors post shows, or at least a sampling of episodes, in English on their official YouTube channels, as well as Hulu.  FUNimation has a premium subscription service that I think gives access to most of their dubbed catalog.  As far as I'm aware, Crunchyroll hosts exclusively-subtitled content.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: headdie on June 29, 2014, 12:49:41 pm
hmmmm certainly worth looking into
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scotty on June 29, 2014, 12:51:59 pm
I personally use KissAnime, which sometimes has dubs (but predominantly subs).  I've been watching GitS in dub there.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on June 29, 2014, 02:14:14 pm
Well he did specify "legal." :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: pecenipicek on June 30, 2014, 05:46:32 pm
Well he did specify "legal." :p
its them breaking it for hosting, not yours for watching technically :p
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on June 30, 2014, 10:31:41 pm
Regardless, said sites remain illegal.  I won't cast any judgements on people using them, because I can hardly deny having visited them myself, but let's keep the details of such off HLP, shall we?
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on June 30, 2014, 11:02:29 pm
I guess Crunchyroll and Funimation are good sites for free legal streaming if you happen to live in North America. Otherwise you're boned.
You can watch at least some stuff on Crunchyroll if you're not in North America, I believe. I'm in Australia and I was able to watch Girls und Panzer fine.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 01, 2014, 03:22:21 am
Unless a show is popular enough to get simulcast, there's really no truly legal way to watch currently airing shows. Fansubs are your only option and those are in a legal grey zone. Though most people worry about morality rather than legality, as you're most likely not going to get arrested for consuming pirated content.

its them breaking it for hosting, not yours for watching technically :p

Most illegal streaming sites make you agree to acknowledge that what you're doing is illegal in their ToS (you know, that huge wall of text that you never read yet still agreed to follow). If they just put the content out there without telling people it's pirated then you'd be right.


Some licensors post shows, or at least a sampling of episodes, in English on their official YouTube channels, as well as Hulu.
It's worth noting that said Youtube channels are region locked most of the time too, but it's always worth trying as some series are unlocked. As Moongose said though, it's only a demo consisting of 3-5 episodes, not a way to watch the whole show.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Fury on July 01, 2014, 04:21:26 am
Crunchyroll has surpisingly lot of content even for non-US visitors. Some licensing agreements are not renewed and this leads to removal of the series from Crunchyroll. But still, it's one of the very few legal ways to watch subbed/dubbed anime outside US.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Lorric on July 01, 2014, 09:32:41 am
Crunchyroll has surpisingly lot of content even for non-US visitors. Some licensing agreements are not renewed and this leads to removal of the series from Crunchyroll. But still, it's one of the very few legal ways to watch subbed/dubbed anime outside US.
Interesting. I think this is the first time I've heard of it. Definitely bookmarking this to check out sometime. :)
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 01, 2014, 12:51:23 pm
Unless a show is popular enough to get simulcast, there's really no truly legal way to watch currently airing shows. Fansubs are your only option and those are in a legal grey zone. Though most people worry about morality rather than legality, as you're most likely not going to get arrested for consuming pirated content.
Actually, with the growth of Crunchyroll and distributors' own streaming options, the vast majority of series airing in a given season wind up being legally streamed these days.  Granted, that's with the caveat of possible region-locking, so your mileage may vary depending on where you live (or at least what your IP address says, wink wink nudge nudge).
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 01, 2014, 01:10:27 pm
Well, using proxies to fake your IP is illegal and against Crunchyroll's ToS. So you can watch it on Crunchyroll in 480p by using a proxy, or just watch it anywhere else in full HD. It's illegal anyway, so you might as well get the best quality.

And compare http://www.crunchyroll.com/lineup to http://anichart.net/summer

Crunchyroll simulcasts 22 series out of the 141 airing this season.
Don't get me wrong, 22 series per season is a lot compared to a few years ago and you'll most likely end up watching <20 series per season anyway, especially if you have a backlog.
That said I wouldn't really agree that 22/141 is a vast majority.

EDIT: Yeah, counting is difficult. It's actually only 45 shows.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: AtomicClucker on July 01, 2014, 04:55:56 pm
Even with Crunchyroll, Comcast makes my viewing experience miserable. A part of my Crunchyroll routine is resetting the router or temporarily switching IPs between my old (and broken router) and current router so I can get something that actually moves on screen instead of waiting for a little set of circles in a circle waiting for **** to load.

What I've been watching: Gundam, lots of it from the UC timeline, and Gundam Unicorn. Also following JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hunter x Hunter, and finished Mushishi.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 01, 2014, 05:39:30 pm
Crunchyroll simulcasts 22 series out of the 141 airing this season.
Don't get me wrong, 22 series per season is a lot compared to a few years ago and you'll most likely end up watching <20 series per season anyway, especially if you have a backlog.
That said I wouldn't really agree that 22/141 is a vast majority.
...where are you getting 141 there?  I'm seeing 36 newly-premiering shows, along with 9 continuing from the previous season.  So if the number is 22 out of 36 just on Crunchyroll, and not counting other streamers like FUNi, I'd say that's pretty good.  Honestly it's a moot point for me personally, because I can count on one hand the total number of shows I've ever watched while currently airing in Japan.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 02, 2014, 04:45:29 am
...where are you getting 141 there?

I think I counted the shows, then confused that number for lines, multiplied it by 4 and then deducted 3 as the last line has only 1 show in it.
Anyyyway, 22 on Crunchyroll includes leftovers and super long running shounen which aren't even mentioned on anichart.
Still, 22/45 isn't a vast majority, but at least it is a majority.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on July 02, 2014, 09:18:52 am
Still, 22/45 isn't a vast majority, but at least it is a majority.
Er... no. 22/45 is just shy of a majority. 23/45 would be a majority.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 02, 2014, 11:53:10 am
And again, I over-edit my post and end up with stupid crap. Yeah, I replaced 36 with 45 after writing most of the comment. My bad.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on July 04, 2014, 05:22:41 pm
Trainz! (https://mangatron.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/yande-re-290642-rail_wars.jpg)

Oh yea Space Dandy S2 starts on this Sunday. I've been waiting for it. The first 13 eps were superb.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on July 04, 2014, 08:09:03 pm
Trainz! (https://mangatron.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/yande-re-290642-rail_wars.jpg)

Yeah I heard about that one; hopefully it becomes available in Australia in some fashion soon!
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on July 06, 2014, 10:32:32 am
Let's keep the fingers crossed. So far it seems like a good fun series. Nothing extraordinary of course, just simple fun.


And Trains.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 07, 2014, 08:32:52 am
Space Dandy was a hell of a ride, pretty funny stuff.

Trains is not gonna be any good, unless you are somekind of trains freak or something. And even then it's still gonna be hard for you to find it amusing.
I'd recommend to take a look at Barakamon, there are other things that look promising like Akagame kill and maybe Gekkan shoujo.

SAO II is there as well, watched it but kirito keeps being as ****ing annoying as it was before, I'll keep watching just because ppl keep telling me it's the "best arc ever" and "they cannot possibly screw this one up" though I personally doubt the second one.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scotty on July 07, 2014, 12:52:49 pm
As in SAO season two, or another series I'm not aware of?  If it's the former, cut your losses.  It's not worth it.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 07, 2014, 02:50:30 pm
It is a second season, so yeah.  Even the "good part" of the first series was pretty dire, and that second arc...my God.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 07, 2014, 03:32:14 pm
Yeah it's that SAO, not sure which arc is this. not talking about the one with the fairies though. It's something new about a gun mmo.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Gortef on July 07, 2014, 03:51:49 pm
Space Dandy was a hell of a ride, pretty funny stuff.

That was indeed quite a start for a season. Damn I laughed.


Barakamon,

Oh yea I did check that one out. Perfect comfy series to watch on a sunday evening.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: BloodEagle on July 08, 2014, 05:32:45 pm
I'm actually a little surprised at the starting line up this cycle.  I was expecting to outright despise most (*cough* Aldnoah.Zero / Akama Ga Kill! *cough*) of the new series based on their descriptions, but they invariably opened in ways that were pretty awesome in terms of tone and spectacle.

As for SAO II, the first episode was pretty slow and clunky.  Though if the ending sequence is anything to go by, the action sequences should be fairly impressive when they get around to them.  I just hope they lean away from the nonsense that was the second part of the first series. <crosses fingers>
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 14, 2014, 02:14:03 am
Knights of sidonia.
It's feels attack on titan crossed with bits of evangelion and gundam.


Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 14, 2014, 08:35:40 am
And add a harem to it cause why not?
Also, I've been enjoying the heck out of Haikyuu, I recommend it to ppl that like those sports/competition-like animes.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 14, 2014, 08:49:34 am
Kirito got about 30 seconds of screentime in the 2nd episode of SAO2, not sure if this is indicative of things to come but maybe the writers finally realised that his character is stupid and doesn't work.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Turambar on July 14, 2014, 09:16:54 am
Kirito got about 30 seconds of screentime in the 2nd episode of SAO2, not sure if this is indicative of things to come but maybe the writers finally realised that his character is stupid and doesn't work.

He just needs time off-screen to grind.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 14, 2014, 09:21:02 am
wat? isn't him one of the main characters on this iteration of SAO as well?
I think you might not want to hold that hope a little to close to your heart.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 14, 2014, 10:15:23 am
Nah, it's fine, he's a loli in GGO so he won't be as bad. You can take the most badly written cliche character, turn them into a loli and suddenly everything's fine.
It's a great tip for writers of anime or animesque media, If you can't write worth crap just spam lolis.

And I don't think Kirito needs to grind since his stats from SAO and ALO carry over, he has a well rounded build with very high STR and AGI(I think high AGI was one of the reqs for his dual-weilding).
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Scotty on July 14, 2014, 02:11:19 pm
Nah, it's fine, he's a loli in GGO so he won't be as bad. You can take the most badly written cliche character, turn them into a loli and suddenly everything's fine.
It's a great tip for writers of anime or animesque media, If you can't write worth crap just spam lolis.

And I don't think Kirito needs to grind since his stats from SAO and ALO carry over, he has a well rounded build with very high STR and AGI(I think high AGI was one of the reqs for his dual-weilding).

If course they carry over.  God forbid he actually have to work at being ridiculously overpowered.  The best part of the entire series was when the game actually mattered, rather than being a convenient way to recycle the character with a new look.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 14, 2014, 02:16:45 pm
I think they'll have 1 episode where he's about mediocre to show him getting used to GGO and "struggling" against the pros who basically do it full-time and after that it's back to OPland to show little girls his OPness.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 14, 2014, 02:58:39 pm
That series really is the Twilight of anime.  It's extremely popular while simultaneously extremely terrible, for most of the same reasons as Twilight is.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: Rodo on July 14, 2014, 03:13:51 pm
Meh, just avoid it and keep watching the good stuff. EG Psycho pass is getting a remake, the first episode was good despite all the extra and unnecessary additional "feel moments".
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: FrikgFeek on July 14, 2014, 03:40:14 pm
Twilight doesn't even have good action scenes and it's not terrible in a funny way. It's just terrible. Sao seems to keep coming up with original ways to suck more and more and it's just like watching a bus crash, you simply can't look away.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: The E on July 15, 2014, 02:53:24 pm
So, there's a new Appleseed movie, called Appleseed Alpha. Despite the blatantly (and inexplicably) sexualized redesign of Deunan, this is a pretty good story in the Appleseed universe; This time, it shows Deunan and Briareos working as mercenaries before they get to Olympus. It got good action and passable writing, and the CG (apart from a few animation issues) is absolutely stunning.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 16, 2014, 02:35:31 am
Deunan is the woman right? She was sexy beforehand. How can they up that???


Edit- ok I see it now.

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Post by: Dark Hunter on July 16, 2014, 08:25:56 pm
Sao seems to keep coming up with original ways to suck more and more and it's just like watching a bus crash, you simply can't look away.

Having read the novels, I'm just enjoying the fan rage coming out of this. Hilariously great popcorn munching material.

*munch munch*

Anyway, I'm looking into some older mecha series. Debating on Vision of Escaflowne or possibly Bokurano. Alternatively, I just obtained a copy of the Deus Machina Demonbane VN, so I could do that as well.
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Post by: An4ximandros on July 16, 2014, 08:56:58 pm
I don't think I've ever seen such a massive soundtrack/video dissonance.
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Post by: Scotty on July 16, 2014, 11:40:08 pm
Got several recommendations from a friend to watch some anime.  A couple of them I've seen opinions in this thread, but most of them are unknown to me.  I throw them to the masses for their opinions on:

Tokyo Ghoul
Akuma no Riddle
Blue Exorcist
Working
Noragawa
Durarara!!

I eagerly await responses.
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Post by: Mongoose on July 17, 2014, 12:15:52 am
Blue Exorcist is, well, pretty by-the-book shounen.  It's entertaining enough if that's really your thing, but I was a bit disappointed after the first two episodes, which had suggested a darker tone.  Durarara!! is a quirky and unique sort of show, with a few really awesome characters.  I can't say I enjoyed it as much as Baccano!, which was based on novels by the same original author, but it was certainly entertaining.
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Post by: Scotty on July 17, 2014, 03:36:04 am
Seven episodes in to Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  Madoka irritates me.

This naturally is rather unfortunate, considering she is one of the main characters.
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Post by: bobbtmann on July 17, 2014, 05:20:07 am
I thought Madoka's character was okay. Everyone else in the show are kind of downers, so her niceness was a bit of fresh air in the story.

The biggest complaint I had with the show was that the ending was a little too deus ex machina for my tastes.  The ending was sort of built into the premis of the story, so it wasn't as bad as some stories.
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Post by: ssmit132 on July 17, 2014, 06:42:57 am
Got several recommendations from a friend to watch some anime.  A couple of them I've seen opinions in this thread, but most of them are unknown to me.  I throw them to the masses for their opinions on:

...
Working
...

I do think that WORKING!!/WAGNARIA!! is a very nice slice of life, but your opinion of it might depend on how much you like/dislike Inami.

Seven episodes in to Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  Madoka irritates me.

This naturally is rather unfortunate, considering she is one of the main characters.

Spoiler:
If it's because she hasn't done anything despite the series being named after her, then I can understand that. However you'll understand why she's like that later on. Obviously I can't say more without spoiling the rest of the series, though!
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Post by: FrikgFeek on July 17, 2014, 08:49:59 am
Got several recommendations from a friend to watch some anime.  A couple of them I've seen opinions in this thread, but most of them are unknown to me.  I throw them to the masses for their opinions on:

Tokyo Ghoul
Akuma no Riddle
Blue Exorcist
Working
Noragawa
Durarara!!

I eagerly await responses.

Tokyo Ghoul was alright, but dark fantasy horroresque anime are a bit rare, so you should watch it if you like that genre. The voice acting is a bit off, to be expected with the low-ish production values.

Akuma no Riddle is an action yuri show. If you like yuri you'll probably like it. If you think yuri is killing anime then you should steer clear of it.

Blue Exorcist is a pretty standard shounen, though the plus side is that it has a good enough ending after 26 episodes. It leaves things open but it's by no means a cliffhanger. If you just want to watch some mindless shounen action but don't want to commit to a 200+ episode show this is one of your options(although Busou Renkin does the same thing, but better in every way).

Working!! is a slice of life show using a pretty moe artstyle. It's pretty decent as a comedy show though it has no real plot. If you want a more serious take on the slice of life genre, try BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad.

I'm going to assume you mean "Noragami" here as there's no anime I know of named "Noragawa". Noragami is probably the best show in the Winter 2014 season and saying too much might spoil it. You should give it a watch if you want something a bit more deep yet still enjoyable.

Durararara!!! follows the same format as Baccanno!!! but it's set in modern day Tokyo. Most consider it inferior to it's predecessor, though it's still pretty good.


The problem with Madoka Magica is that it's a really good deconstruction of the magical girl genre. If you understand the genre then you can appreciate all the tropes they've subverted. If you never really watched magical girl shows(watching Sailor Moon as a kid doesn't count) then you probably won't enjoy it as much.
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Post by: Scotty on July 17, 2014, 11:49:12 am
Yes, I meant Noragami.  Hard to read scribbles sometimes. :p

I've already seen Baccanno!!! so Durarara!! is definitely on the list.

The others are various levels of "if I find the spare time".  Despite loving Dragonball and Naruto in my youth, traditional shounen mostly just annoys me anymore.
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Post by: pecenipicek on July 17, 2014, 04:50:11 pm
Good Luck Girl! was... interesting. Similar to Excel saga in sheer levels of insanity and i've had a good number of "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" moments. Or more like FLCL even. But a lot more coherent.
Also, the dub was glorious. The voice actors are really really glorious.


The bad? Well, the story was kinda... irritating. Or left on a sorta downer/sorta feeling unfinished. Probably just the anime's fault. Gonna give the manga read if i can find it anywhere.


Still,  only 13 episodes and hilarious 85% of the time.
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Post by: FrikgFeek on July 19, 2014, 03:20:43 pm
3rd Episode of SAO2 is out, and Kirito gets like 1-2 mins of screentime again. No action scenes too, not sure if they're actually trying to have a plot or their animation budget ran out. I mean, SAO sold like hotcakes, they should have enough money for animation. Well, Kirito is in GGO now and I guess they'll stop pretending to have an actual story and just blast out action scenes and fanservice from episode 4 onward.
For a few episodes I thought they were actually going to have a good MC who's an actual character and maybe explore the dissonance between people and their online personae, but NOOOPE, she just wants to be "saved".
Looks like good old Blandy McPowerFantasy is going to have to expand his harem again.
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Post by: Fury on August 17, 2014, 12:44:01 am
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is probably the best anime currently airing. You know I am right.
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Post by: Ghostavo on August 18, 2014, 03:04:35 am
Anyway, I'm looking into some older mecha series. Debating on Vision of Escaflowne or possibly Bokurano. Alternatively, I just obtained a copy of the Deus Machina Demonbane VN, so I could do that as well.

When Evangelion everything ever feels too happy or optimistic, you can always watch Bokurano.

The only thing I ever watched even remotely close was Narutaru, which unsurprisingly was written by the same author.
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Post by: FrikgFeek on August 21, 2014, 11:38:12 am
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is probably the best anime currently airing. You know I am right.
Please tell me you're being sarcastic, it's kinda hard to tell over the net.
I mean come on, it's a bland MC cruising through every challenge without much thought. It's wish fulfilment for lazy otakus with little to none artistic merit. I guess it's enjoyable in a guilty pleasure kind of way but that's all it is.
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Post by: FireSpawn on August 23, 2014, 08:47:15 pm
Just watched the first seven episodes of Akame ga Kill, and was quite surprised by how swiftly it swings from generic shonen adventure to a case of....
(http://i.imgur.com/UzjjDAf.jpg)
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Post by: Scotty on August 24, 2014, 02:11:32 am
Black Lagoon, via Toonami.  To my complete surprise, not only did it show the entire minute and a half opening (thank God), it also took the laziest censoring I've ever seen.  In one instance, they literally only bleeped the first syllable of "****ing", and haven't cut the violence at all.

Good job, Toonami.

EDIT: and then I hit the end of the episode, which featured eight bleeps in one sentence, and 14 more in the minute that followed.

Good job, Black Lagoon.
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Post by: FireSpawn on August 24, 2014, 02:50:41 am
Starting on SWO. I know I'm behind the curve, but I've been hearing good things about the first series and I'm going to give it a whirl.

Edit- Thanks to this series, I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to a certain Christmas carol without having a chronic attack of The Feels.  :(
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Post by: Hellzed on September 16, 2014, 09:44:08 am
Just watched Knights of Sidonia. The whole season, in one night.
Everything I liked in Macross and Evangelion in a single animé. some vibes of Space : Above and Beyond too, and Attack on Titan (even if it came after).
Some anime tropes are nicely subverted
Spoiler:
like the harem turning into a graveyard pretty fast (maybe turning it into the infamous "Women in Refrigerators" trope).
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Post by: Luis Dias on September 16, 2014, 02:41:27 pm
Watched half of first season of the irresponsible captain Taylor. A classic I was told. Yeah it's fun.
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Post by: deathfun on September 16, 2014, 06:51:13 pm
Recently finished Nichijou
Greatest time I've ever spent watching an anime
So awesome
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Post by: Fury on September 17, 2014, 06:36:15 am
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is probably the best anime currently airing. You know I am right.
Please tell me you're being sarcastic, it's kinda hard to tell over the net.
I mean come on, it's a bland MC cruising through every challenge without much thought. It's wish fulfilment for lazy otakus with little to none artistic merit. I guess it's enjoyable in a guilty pleasure kind of way but that's all it is.

Well, yes and no.

No in a way that I'm dead bored of anime and manga where protagonist starts off being some random weakling who gets strong by some plot device or "hard work". Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei like a lot of other anime titles is suffering from the usual animezation of manga or novels, a lot of details are left out. I wish anime studios would stop butchering their titles by cutting character and story development scenes. But then again, that goes for almost all titles adapter from manga or novel.

The protagonist in Mahouka is someone who had innate aptitude for certain skills highly useful in using and countering magic and (genetically?) modified by their family corporation. The protagonist is also employed by the military and has received significant military training. When you take into account that magicians in Mahouka universe were/are used as human weapons, it is no wonder the protagonist has been able to steamroll pretty much any opposition so far. In addition, the anime so far has not even shown anything but school games, which to someone like the protagonist is truly child's play. Only in last two episodes things have become little more serious and away from school games, but the protagonist has yet to get serious. Character and story development is diminished by those scenes that were not animated and would have explained and shown a lot of stuff.

Yes in a way that there are slightly better titles airing (or was since the season is pretty much over).
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Post by: haloboy100 on September 17, 2014, 09:57:38 pm

Hetalia is awesome.

Also, just saw the anime adaptation of Kanon. After playing through the book-game, I can say that it's a worthy anime, but no anime can do justice to such a neurotic masterpiece of a story.

Attack on Titan seems to be the flavour of the month around here.
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Post by: Turambar on September 19, 2014, 09:50:34 am
I'm playing Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, which is kind of like watching an anime during the main story parts. 

Also some of the combination ultimate jutsu give me the fanfic giggles.


EDIT: And of course on the show, **** is hitting the fan at unprecedented velocity.
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Post by: Mongoose on September 19, 2014, 04:03:32 pm
I'm really no fan of the show, but those games are absolutely gorgeous.
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Post by: Gortef on September 25, 2014, 06:57:07 am
I watched an LP of the Revolutions Mecha Naruto story from youtube, and I was pleasantly surprised. They had given it some thought actually and it had nice references to the beginnings of Naruto. :yes:

The Mecha Naruto special episode that aired two weeks ago on the otherhand was one big (but god damn hilarious) joke  :lol:
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Post by: Turambar on September 25, 2014, 10:07:56 am
I watched an LP of the Revolutions Mecha Naruto story from youtube, and I was pleasantly surprised. They had given it some thought actually and it had nice references to the beginnings of Naruto. :yes:

The Mecha Naruto special episode that aired two weeks ago on the otherhand was one big (but god damn hilarious) joke  :lol:

Make sure you check out the awakening in-game where MechaNaruto becomes MechaKyuubi.  I'm pretty sure that counts as another Gurren Lagann reference.
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Post by: Scotty on September 25, 2014, 12:47:52 pm
Started up Psycho-Pass, since I discovered it's on Netflix.  Pretty good, so far.
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Post by: deathfun on September 26, 2014, 05:38:01 am
http://www.crunchyroll.com/tonari-no-seki-kun-the-master-of-killing-time/episode-2-king-648665

I don't know how this managed to be so awesome, but it is
A kid slacks off in class. That's the premise of this anime
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 26, 2014, 07:58:58 am
Patlabor 2. The movie.


Kawai
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Post by: FrikgFeek on September 26, 2014, 01:00:28 pm
Psycho pass is pretty decent, but it's filled with the worst kind of modern pseudo-philosophy. It's kinda distracting when the show is using philosophy for characterisation instead of actually deconstructing the points made. At least it was pretty entertaining to watch, as long as you don't think too hard(but you still have to think a bit, this isn't a cheap thrills action series).
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Post by: Scotty on September 26, 2014, 02:27:19 pm
Psycho pass is pretty decent, but it's filled with the worst kind of modern pseudo-philosophy. It's kinda distracting when the show is using philosophy for characterisation instead of actually deconstruction the points made. At least it was pretty entertaining to watch, as long as you don't think too hard(but you still have to think a bit, this isn't a cheap thrills action series).

After watching the first eight or so episodes, I'm not convinced that "the worst kind of modern psuedo-philosophy" isn't entirely the point.  It's a utopia for those able to keep themselves dissociated from anything "wrong", and a paranoid, merciless dystopia for anyone with non-normative thoughts or urges - modified somewhat by their adjustment, but still present.  This is evident from the first episode, and the utter reliance on Sybil in all matters of justice just reeks of a society that is very much not intended to be a positive role model.

That the protagonists all, by their very existence, toe the line between normative and non-normative (or are just skilled enough at their jobs to be worth keeping) is another jab.  These are the people we are supposed to care about, to form attachments to, and they are designated criminals enslaved by this society into doing its dirty work.

Psycho-Pass deconstructs those concepts pretty brutally.

EDIT: I also thought it was pretty interesting that we have four anti-heroes to root for.  It may just be coincidence, but after that discussion over the so-called "Dark Tetrad" as it relates to internet posting habits, I can't help but wonder if the characters are supposed to represent those personality traits.
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Post by: Mongoose on September 26, 2014, 05:26:58 pm
Space Dandy remains the greatest thing ever.  Love the booty.
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Post by: Rodo on September 27, 2014, 10:24:38 am
I steamrolled my way through Code Geass S1 & S2.
Need some rest.

Will probably pick up Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood as my next steamroll victim. (wondering if I'll be ending up as the victim though)
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Post by: Gortef on September 28, 2014, 12:38:04 pm
FMA:B is a great choise.

Oh man I can't wait for the fall season. Gundam Build Fighters Try, Log Horizon 2, more Chaika... and so on.
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Post by: Turambar on October 01, 2014, 10:51:42 am
Gundam Reconquista in G starts tomorrow!  I am wondering what to call it so it doesnt sound dumb.

Gundam R

G-Reko

Gunreka 7

Legend of the Gunlactic Heroes


And of course I am in for Build Fighters.  I just did decals and panel lines on my MG Nu Gundam, and I have a MG ReZEL to build next!
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Post by: FireSpawn on October 01, 2014, 01:15:31 pm
Patlabor 2. The movie.


Kawai

All hail Alphonse the 2nd!
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Post by: Turambar on October 14, 2014, 09:46:35 am
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/13/6969371/entire-gundam-franchise-coming-to-america-first-time
Big gundam news, hasn't had a US distributor for a while.

G no Reconguista is pretty good so far, they certainly are moving it along at a good pace.

Build Fighters Try is full of the usual Build Fighters BS, but it looks like it'll be fun.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes keeps playing with my heart.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 15, 2014, 01:39:27 pm
LoGH is goddamn amazing.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 05, 2014, 08:17:03 pm
... Pokemon
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Post by: Scotty on November 05, 2014, 09:00:49 pm
Tokyo Ghoul.

I get that this kid is experiencing an existential crisis of frankly unimaginable proportions, but the constant sobbing is really starting to irritate me.  Hopefully that gets better.  The rest of it is pretty good.
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Post by: Turambar on November 05, 2014, 10:59:25 pm
Tokyo Ghoul.

I get that this kid is experiencing an existential crisis of frankly unimaginable proportions, but the constant sobbing is really starting to irritate me.  Hopefully that gets better.  The rest of it is pretty good.

Sounds like he needs a certain green-haired individual to slap him across the face until he stops whining.


On-topic, finished Legend of the Galactic Heroes, am most of the way through Fist of the North Star.

Sword Art Online season 2 part 2 was fun because they all had fun playing a game and nobody got raped.

Gundam G no Reconguista continues to move really fast.  Main Character finally got taken down a peg and may be a bit less happy-go-lucky in the next couple episodes.  Weird brain damaged girl is still weird.

Gundam Build Fighters continues to lay on the robot fanservice and also other kinds.

And of course Naruto is in the middle of a totally out of hand power escalation battle, so that's fun.
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Post by: LHN91 on November 06, 2014, 09:00:43 am
What did you think of LOGH?

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Post by: Turambar on November 06, 2014, 09:48:53 am
It was fantastic, and will forever change the way I play Total War games.  I actually quite enjoyed the 'lame' episodes where Julian was going from one place to another and got all the backstory on what happened to humans in their period of space expansion. 

Watching the Rosenritter going on their axe rampages never got old, of course.
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Post by: Mongoose on November 06, 2014, 04:24:10 pm
Completely-impractical SPACE AXES are the greatest things ever.
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Post by: Gortef on November 08, 2014, 11:57:10 am
Gundam G no Reconguista continues to move really fast.  Main Character finally got taken down a peg and may be a bit less happy-go-lucky in the next couple episodes.  Weird brain damaged girl is still weird.

Gundam Build Fighters continues to lay on the robot fanservice and also other kinds.

And of course Naruto is in the middle of a totally out of hand power escalation battle, so that's fun.

G-Reco feels a true Tomino ride. Things happen, more things happen, people act retarded, people get killed just like that... and more people act retarded. But it's kind of entertaining when you have gotten used to it.

GFB-T where the true fun is at. Wednesday is one of the best days of the week. :yes

Well Naruto manga just got its final chapters (so far... let's see what the future holds if the spin offs get popularity). So watching the anime has gotten a slight nostalgia boost, even if it's not THAT far behind. But the upcoming movie is what I'm really waiting for. Damn.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on November 15, 2014, 03:31:14 am
Thanks to netflix and laziness, I started avatar today. Will probably get to watch  three episodes before the pressures of my Afghanistan rescue dog wanting to go for a walk AKA "listen to me asking to go out, or I'll place my teeth on your foot and increase the pressure til you stand up" convince me to leave the house.


Also full metal alchemist? Brotherhood?
Is that the normal one? Never watched that either...
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 15, 2014, 05:57:18 am
Apparently, Brotherhood follows the manga almost to the letter, whereas the original goes and does its own thing after a while. But ive not seen it, so dont quote me on that
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Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on November 15, 2014, 08:20:28 am
Apparently, Brotherhood follows the manga almost to the letter, whereas the original goes and does its own thing after a while. But ive not seen it, so dont quote me on that
Yup, that's pretty much it, although it is worth noting that Brotherhood goes really fast over the parts that have already been covered by the first anime. That being said, both are pretty good, so if you've got the time, I recommend watching both.
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Post by: Gortef on November 17, 2014, 05:53:06 am
That being said, both are pretty good, so if you've got the time, I recommend watching both.

One more sign to this recommendation,
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Post by: NeonShivan on November 17, 2014, 06:33:26 pm
Finished through Fairy Tail's most recent set of english dubs

Sting's english voice actor, I feel is a pretty good choice...not a big fan of Rogue's however.

Michael from Rooster Teeth seems to fit the role rather well imo, but we'll see how well he does in the Grand Magic Games Arc when that rolls around.
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Post by: Hopeful on December 01, 2014, 04:17:14 am
Has anyone been following Cross Ange? I just saw episode 9 and WOW. There are some scum need culling in there.
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Post by: Gortef on December 03, 2014, 04:11:58 am
I must say that I can't remember the last time I've waited a movie to come out as much as I am waiting for The Last Naruto movie.
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Post by: Turambar on December 03, 2014, 03:33:34 pm
Build Fighters season 2 had its first good episode today!  Hooray!
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on December 06, 2014, 11:51:37 am
I want moar knights of Cydonia :/
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Post by: Hellzed on December 06, 2014, 01:46:47 pm
Same here !
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Post by: AtomicClucker on December 07, 2014, 02:44:56 pm
I look forward to Gundam: The Origin.

Need to catch up on Fate/Stay Night UBW.

And I bit the bullet and purchased the Senran Kagura anime. I still don't exactly "like" the series, but I do have to admit I like the brawling action and blatant stupidity and honesty in fanservice. It's one of the few genres that knows and glorifies its subject matter. Ninja's and boobs. Copious ass kicking, exactly everything that the Ye Olde Guard gaming media abhors 'cause they don't have a single tolerant bone in their bodies xP.

Prudes have the knickers in a bind? By media that makes them want to run into their Victorian caves even further!

Now, to see if I can tolerate the dubbing. While my distaste with dubbing stems from a childhood actually watching satellite TV Taiwanese and Japanese media (my preference is for media in its native tongue or subtitles), Funimation is sorta infamous with its hit/miss approach. The one thing I hate is really bad dubbing that has no effort, my favorite example of terrible dubbing done right is Maizenkaiser SKL.
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Post by: Mongoose on December 08, 2014, 10:02:13 am
Almost done Attack on Titan.  Eren remains one of the singularly worst shounen protagonists I've ever seen.  And with the exception of two or three characters, the entire population of humanity has come down with a terminal case of stupid.  It's a miracle they've survived the previous century.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on December 08, 2014, 01:52:20 pm
Ooooh I forgot entirely about that.

Scientist lady ftw.
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Post by: FireSpawn on December 10, 2014, 05:32:36 am
I look forward to Gundam: The Origin.

Need to catch up on Fate/Stay Night UBW.

And I bit the bullet and purchased the Senran Kagura anime. I still don't exactly "like" the series, but I do have to admit I like the brawling action and blatant stupidity and honesty in fanservice. It's one of the few genres that knows and glorifies its subject matter. Ninja's and boobs. Copious ass kicking, exactly everything that the Ye Olde Guard gaming media abhors 'cause they don't have a single tolerant bone in their bodies xP.


I got the 3ds game for the same reasons.
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Post by: An4ximandros on December 21, 2014, 05:08:57 pm
Finished the Clone Wars' (CGI) Lost Episodes. You know what? Whatever becomes if the new trilogy by JJ, good or bad, I do not care.
The cycle I wanted to see in Star Wars was mended by this series; I need no more.
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Post by: spamalot on December 27, 2014, 10:23:01 pm
Currently watching Battlestar Galactica. After playing Diaspora, it rekindled my fandom of it  :p

I'm also rewatching Gurren Lagann, because who doesn't like a good, ridiculous mecha anime?
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Post by: Turambar on January 15, 2015, 11:17:21 am
Picked up VOTOMS

Seems like Fist of the North Star in Space.  They even had space ruffians attacking space villagers.
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Post by: Luis Dias on January 15, 2015, 12:45:32 pm
Almost done Attack on Titan.  Eren remains one of the singularly worst shounen protagonists I've ever seen.  And with the exception of two or three characters, the entire population of humanity has come down with a terminal case of stupid.  It's a miracle they've survived the previous century.

New series or still season 1? Gotta google if season 2 is already up there in the airwaves haven't thought about that series for a while now...
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Post by: Dark Hunter on January 15, 2015, 04:38:39 pm
Nah, season 2 is still a ways off. That's what happens when you have a monthly updating manga and give it an anime adaptation so early.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on January 23, 2015, 04:34:09 pm
Someone pointed me towards Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (http://www.crunchyroll.com/monthly-girls-nozaki-kun).

I cannot breathe. Send help.
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Post by: Turambar on January 29, 2015, 09:40:10 am
http://a.pomf.se/fvoopo.webm  This.


That is all.
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Post by: The E on January 29, 2015, 09:40:52 am
Started watching Black Mirror. Soooo goooooood.
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Post by: Luis Dias on January 29, 2015, 10:54:08 am
How do you watch it?
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Post by: pecenipicek on January 29, 2015, 12:37:33 pm
http://a.pomf.se/fvoopo.webm  This.


That is all.
that is some disturbingly interesting framerate/animation rate variations in there, with parts being butter (30fps) smooth and rest the usual snappy-ish anime fare...
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Post by: The E on January 30, 2015, 02:40:22 am
How do you watch it?

Friend of mine imported the UK DVDs.
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Post by: Luis Dias on February 03, 2015, 12:47:49 pm
hm so I got hold of the first series of Dark Mirror myself. The first one was shocking and hilarious. Watching the second episode, and I'm amazed at it. It's the perfect representation of commoditization of the human soul that I've ever seen. Perfect since I've watched Varoufakis making this exact point about the one pitfall of capitalism in his Confessions of an erratic Marxist. It's so painfully pessimistic. But true. And in a perfectly sized DVD for just ten euros! Buy now and you'll get free shipping!
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Post by: Dark Hunter on February 04, 2015, 01:27:58 am
Just got done with Crest of the Stars and Banner of the Stars.

A bit slow-moving, but very, very good. Quite a different take on a sci-fi space opera, and it for once accurately depicts a couple of protagonists who are just part of a larger machine and are not the driving force of the plot. Action sequences are amazing when they happen, and the space combat is surprisingly well thought-out in how it's executed, but that's only a small part of the series: a lot of it is characters talking with each other, yet it isn't boring, somehow.

It's also weird to have the protagonists be on the side of the Empire for once, rather than the weaker Alliances and Republics, and yet the conflict is still very much a grey-vs-grey conflict.

My only complaint is that the translation is a bit off. Here's the deal: most of the names and terms are derived from a constructed language (which the original author went to some rather impressive lengths to make), which were then translated into Japanese for the audience. The English translators then went ahead and just translated straight from the Japanese, completely ignoring the original, which leads to some inaccurate name spellings and contradictory terms here and there (one of the main characters is referred to as a "Prince" for a few episodes when he's actually a Count). So that's kind of annoying.
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Post by: Gortef on February 05, 2015, 07:48:27 am
http://a.pomf.se/fvoopo.webm  This.


That is all.
Good choise. Sekai had the right reaction to that.
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Post by: Turambar on February 27, 2015, 10:26:20 am
They went and put Reconguista Ep1 on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJZXfjjNOGk
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Post by: Dark Hunter on February 27, 2015, 09:44:00 pm
Too bad they're 21 episodes behind the actual airing.
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Post by: FrikgFeek on February 27, 2015, 10:08:16 pm
I was in the mood for something stupid so I watched Madan no ou to Vanadis. It did not disappoint, it was indeed rather stupid and fanservice-y. I did find it somewhat refreshing that the main character used a bow rather than a sword, so we didn't get any of that "long stupid talk between hero and villian while they clash swords", instead we get an arrow in the forehead while they're still speaking.

The animation reflects on the low budget, with mediocre CGI for the redshirts. The scenes explaining tactics and formations look nice though, like an animated board game. The generic villains have generic villain voices, the generic hero has a generic hero voice, and the girls have generic girly voices. Though it's kinda funny how the black bow of death sounds like a caring mother.

The Harem was rather well balanced, with some mid-high tier waifu material except for the trash-tier maid girl who was just annoying. It's also refreshing that the main characters don't make a big fuss about killing people to death. It's a war fought by soldiers, getting killed is part of their job description.

The cultures have obvious inspirations, although the geography doesn't make much sense. Brune is rather Mediterranean, but we have snowy mountains to the east and a desert to the southwest right next to the sea? Shouldn't the northeast-southwest trade winds make that whole region more humid? Guess anything is fair when you have fire breathing dragons and magic.

If you're in the mood for stupidity, boobs, and standard anime fanservice it's pretty decent.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 02, 2015, 01:08:56 am
I only want Major Katsuragi fanservice.
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Post by: ssmit132 on March 02, 2015, 06:49:58 am
When I first saw that, I thought you had said "Major Kusanagi fanservice". :p
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 03, 2015, 02:34:17 pm
I know the name.

Is that ghost in the shelly?

Did she get pro-demoted?
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 03, 2015, 02:35:46 pm
Yes, Major Motoko Kusanagi is from Ghost in the Shell.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 03, 2015, 03:03:48 pm
I don't think my firmware is compatible. Where as Misato and I could get wasted together were I not getting married a year minus three days from now.... Unless firestorm can arrange for her to become real and etc etc.
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Post by: FireSpawn on March 04, 2015, 02:37:15 pm
If I had the ability to bring out objects from games and anime, that I'd waste my time doing something that would get your arse dumped? Nope, the first thing I'd do is get a Gundam and take the world by beam saber and fire.
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Post by: Turambar on March 04, 2015, 02:44:42 pm
I'll be over here in space, conquering the Free Planets Alliance in my fleet of 100,000 spaceships.  I'll be the guy on the bridge, wearing a cape and listening to classical music.


I'll have a nice hangar of Gundams to pick from.  An RX-0 Phenex, since i'll need something shiny and golden once I'm the emperor of space.  Maybe a Qubeley next to it, just for all of its stately lines, and a Victory 2 down the line from that, for joyrides.
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Post by: Mongoose on March 04, 2015, 05:53:39 pm
I'll be over here in space, conquering the Free Planets Alliance in my fleet of 100,000 spaceships.  I'll be the guy on the bridge, wearing a cape and listening to classical music.
Yus.
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Post by: FireSpawn on March 11, 2015, 01:18:15 pm
I'll be over here in space, conquering the Free Planets Alliance in my fleet of 100,000 spaceships.  I'll be the guy on the bridge, wearing a cape and listening to classical music.


I'll have a nice hangar of Gundams to pick from.  An RX-0 Phenex, since i'll need something shiny and golden once I'm the emperor of space.  Maybe a Qubeley next to it, just for all of its stately lines, and a Victory 2 down the line from that, for joyrides.

I wanted to say something like that, but felt that I'd come across to nerdy. You just reminded me that I don't have to worry about that here.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 11, 2015, 03:35:22 pm
You're worried about being nerdy on the Internet? Dude, you're on the Internet.

I just finished a mecha series called Majestic Prince. It was actually better than I was expecting... kinda cliched storywise, but holy crap those were some amazing mecha battle sequences. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9TbUGPHGvM&t=1m12s) (Embedding the video isn't working for some reason...  :blah:)
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Post by: FireSpawn on March 17, 2015, 03:38:20 pm
it farted blue and pulled out a las-chainsword...

i want one
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Post by: Rodo on March 23, 2015, 10:21:15 pm
Hi there, I'm here to recommend you to watch Shigatsu kimi wa no uso, if you like romanesque stuff with a somewhat deep plot twist it might suit you.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 23, 2015, 10:24:15 pm
I just blew through "No Game No Life" and was quite entertained. Also recently finished the last of Season 2 of SAO, and enjoyed it.

Recently found a show called "Planetes" which is hard sci-fi about space debris collectors. First episodes so far are pretty good!
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Post by: Scotty on March 23, 2015, 10:34:21 pm
the last of Season 2 of SAO, and enjoyed it.

...how?
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 23, 2015, 10:44:22 pm
...how?

Spoiler:
What's not to love about a little AIDS girl dying around friends? (Sarcasm, btw)
It had emotion, and many parts were fun, and Asuna is an interesting character, and things. I know SAO is extremely polarizing, and I'm not going to argue that it's amazing, just that I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Scotty on March 23, 2015, 10:48:39 pm
...I think we're talking about different parts.

Season 2 of SAO is the second half of what is called the first season on Netflix.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 23, 2015, 11:00:44 pm
No, Season 2 is the part that starts with GGO.

Netflix has it right. People just call the Fairy Dance arc season two because it's so different, but it's still part of Season 1.
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Post by: Scotty on March 23, 2015, 11:06:27 pm
Whatever.

The poing is that Fairy Dance was bad.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 23, 2015, 11:27:43 pm
No, Season 2 is the part that starts with GGO.

Netflix has it right. People just call the Fairy Dance arc season two because it's so different, but it's still part of Season 1.

Ah, seems we were misunderstanding. This right here is key to my statement, because I do agree that
The point is that Fairy Dance was bad.
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Post by: Mongoose on March 24, 2015, 06:46:18 am
Even the "good part" of season 1, Aincrad, was drek at best, and Fairy Dance was an utter cesspool of suck.  And now season 2 is starting on Toonami in less than a week, and masochist that I am, I'll be watching it.  **** me.

But yeah, Planetes is an incredibly good show.  Probably the hardest take on near-future space life that I've ever seen.
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Post by: StarSlayer on March 24, 2015, 07:19:37 am
I'll be over here in space, conquering the Free Planets Alliance in my fleet of 100,000 spaceships.  I'll be the guy on the bridge, wearing a cape and listening to classical music.


For some reason a read this in the style of Bye Bye Greasy.
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Post by: SkycladGuardian on March 25, 2015, 01:22:27 pm
I've posted it already in the FotG forum, but as it fits here, too:
I simply love every second of it :)

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Post by: Rodo on March 25, 2015, 06:22:31 pm
epic.
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Post by: StarSlayer on March 25, 2015, 08:12:18 pm
God that was awesome.  I miss 80s early 90s anime style, it just had a certain style and texture that computer driven work just doesn't replicate.
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Post by: Turambar on March 30, 2015, 10:42:18 am
It's weird how Aldnoah Zero was all dark and serious and Reconguista was all bright and colorful, but Reconguista's body count was waaay higher
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Post by: pecenipicek on March 30, 2015, 02:10:04 pm
soooo.... Tokyo Ghoul... S2 ending sucked hard...

Enough to make me go "not gonna bother waiting for 3rd season".
Bleh.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 31, 2015, 01:42:47 am
It's weird how Aldnoah Zero was all dark and serious and Reconguista was all bright and colorful, but Reconguista's body count was waaay higher

One had Mr. Kill 'em All directing it. It was inevitable, I think.
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Post by: Herra Tohtori on March 31, 2015, 06:00:08 am
It's weird how Aldnoah Zero was all dark and serious and Reconguista was all bright and colorful, but Reconguista's body count was waaay higher


During the ending of Aldnoah Zero season 2 finale I could only think of one possible line that would fit the occasion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp-5Hoo2pnI), and it was never said. :blah:
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Post by: Bobboau on March 31, 2015, 06:19:08 pm
...

such obvious imperial propaganda!

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Post by: Turambar on April 03, 2015, 01:26:01 pm
The Build Fighters finale was goddamn retarded.  They ramped up the retardation in direct correlation with the ramp up of explosive destructiveness.  On the Gurren Lagann scale, they're at Tengen Toppa Retarded.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 03, 2015, 03:00:57 pm
It was fun, though, unlike the thoughtless cliche-fest that was the National Tournament.

Also, animated Xi Gundam. More plz.
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Post by: AtomicClucker on April 03, 2015, 09:49:27 pm
Durara 2, Shiraboko, Yurikuma, to name a few.

Much stabby and Moe to be had this season.
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Post by: Rodo on April 04, 2015, 08:26:37 pm
Picked up korra cause I had nothing to watch yesterday, it's been a hell of a ride so far.

I think only Nisekoi gets me exited for this new season, the other things I'll have to check them out to know.
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Post by: RangerKarl on April 07, 2015, 11:59:09 am
I binge-watched Cross Ange over the past 3 days. Somewhat consistently entertaining, if blatantly terrible in terms of production values at times.
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Post by: Rodo on April 07, 2015, 01:29:32 pm
Ange master ruler of the multiverse!
Nuff' said.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 07, 2015, 06:27:17 pm
I just watched it myself.

While the writing was... highly questionable at times and excessive amounts of fanservice were off-putting, I still enjoyed it for the most part, once it got out of the initial "Look how dark and edgy we're being!" phase of the plot.

The mecha designs were flat-out gorgeous, the fight sequences were generally excellent, and the music was, in a word, beautiful. Especially those two songs. "Towagatari", I think they're called when sung together.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 11, 2015, 02:48:20 pm
...

such obvious imperial propaganda!

Fantastic!
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Post by: Turambar on April 11, 2015, 05:21:39 pm
I just watched it myself.

While the writing was... highly questionable at times and excessive amounts of fanservice were off-putting, I still enjoyed it for the most part, once it got out of the initial "Look how dark and edgy we're being!" phase of the plot.

The mecha designs were flat-out gorgeous, the fight sequences were generally excellent, and the music was, in a word, beautiful. Especially those two songs. "Towagatari", I think they're called when sung together.

Sounds pretty much in line with how much it looks like SEED
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 13, 2015, 10:04:42 am
I've got LOTGH on my netbook now and wish to watch it all in a binge session.  I just need to convince my fiancé that I am doing something constructive while she's out all week at work.
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Post by: LHN91 on April 13, 2015, 10:24:26 am
Tell her you're watching a dissertation on differing political ideologies.

 :P

It's not entirely untrue.
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Post by: Turambar on April 13, 2015, 10:44:55 am
She may notice you acting more gentlemanly, you could always let her know that LoGH is why.
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Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on April 13, 2015, 02:33:30 pm
my fiancée that I am doing something constructive while she's out all week at work.
Assuming the word fiancé comes from french, then the feminine form should take an extra 'e'.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 13, 2015, 02:57:59 pm
Bird that I'm marrying then.  :P
She may notice you acting more gentlemanly, you could always let her know that LoGH is why.

I am very gentleman, much chivalry.
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Post by: AtomicClucker on April 13, 2015, 06:45:22 pm
Watching Shoukugeki no Soma.

Food porn, food gasms, food orgies.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on April 13, 2015, 07:49:46 pm
Watching Shoukugeki no Soma.

Food porn, food gasms, food orgies.

So Toriko, then?
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Post by: Rodo on April 14, 2015, 11:45:57 am
Soma is fun enough to entertain, besides the mc is kinda lovable. Not your regular dumbass to which stuff just "happens".
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Post by: Mongoose on April 14, 2015, 06:24:33 pm
I saw a screencap of someone playing around with LOGH ship models in FS2, but I'd cum buckets for a full-fledged mod.  Small maneuverable fighters, masses of capital ships, railguns, let's do it people!
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Post by: Gortef on April 15, 2015, 12:22:45 pm
The Build Fighters finale was goddamn retarded.  They ramped up the retardation in direct correlation with the ramp up of explosive destructiveness.  On the Gurren Lagann scale, they're at Tengen Toppa Retarded.

But ya gotta admit it was fun as heck. I had some great laughs.

I think I'll join in the DanMachi train, Euphonium looks gorgeous and it's always fun to watch more Nanoha.
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Post by: Turambar on April 20, 2015, 10:14:56 am
(http://i.imgur.com/zBqdeWH.png)
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 20, 2015, 04:14:07 pm
Re watched Venus wars today and a few GUYVER episodes. Gonna continue my LOTGH binge tomorrow, about fifteen or so episodes in of a hundred and eleven'ish.
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Post by: rance on April 20, 2015, 04:37:01 pm
I'm rewatching the whole Monogatari series now that I found a set of subtitles for it.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 21, 2015, 07:18:30 am
Season 1 episode 20 of stargate on Netflix.

Admiral Bosch is being a naughty senator and trying to cut some sgc budget.
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Post by: The E on April 21, 2015, 09:01:46 am
Admiral Bosch is being a naughty senator and trying to cut some sgc budget.

ETAK funds gotta come from somewhere
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 21, 2015, 03:23:17 pm
He's on an OCP wage. He can afford it.
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Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on April 21, 2015, 04:10:57 pm
I was about to say that as long as he stays away from Mars, we should be alright.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 22, 2015, 01:07:58 am
/me wishes he had three hands.
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Post by: T-Man on April 26, 2015, 06:49:44 am
Something that may interest; recently found a YouTube page run by Manga Entertainment (https://www.youtube.com/user/MANGAentertainment). Mostly jokey videos by the looks of it (some of which didn't work) but does also have up the entire series of a late 90s mecha Anime called 'Gasaraki' (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4U0FQ15BX8CvRBHWGyPfF76RtOJXpZdQ) which I had heard once enjoyed some fame in it's time. Is an old one and a bit dark in places but I enjoyed it a lot (shameless mecha fan-boy :o), so if serious-storyline anime is your thing you might find it worth a watch.

(Finding it gave me a chuckle as as I called down to see the first episode when I was around 13/14 and then never saw it again and completely forgot the name of it. Had been looking all over for it ever since; at last! :lol:).

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Post by: StarSlayer on June 15, 2015, 08:38:36 am
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

Blood Blockade Battlefront
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 15, 2015, 11:40:00 pm
KAMILLE'S A MAN'S NAME AND I'M A MAN.

And thus begins the reign of terror of Kamille Bidan, who punched a military officer over an offhand comment about his name and stole a prototype giant robot to terrorize people. But for the grace of god, he would have been the show's villain and then we'd be stuck with having (Lieutenant Quattro, he is A) CHAR for a hero.

Instead we've got this seething mass of rage in the shape of a person.
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Post by: Turambar on June 16, 2015, 12:02:07 pm
KAMILLE'S A MAN'S NAME AND I'M A MAN.

And thus begins the reign of terror of Kamille Bidan, who punched a military officer over an offhand comment about his name and stole a prototype giant robot to terrorize people. But for the grace of god, he would have been the show's villain and then we'd be stuck with having (Lieutenant Quattro, he is A) CHAR for a hero.

Instead we've got this seething mass of rage in the shape of a person.

<3 Kamille

Also, have watched 9 episodes of Knights of Sidonia Season 2.

Creepy and weird, but definitely entertaining.  Also, one chick builds gunpla of their mechs :3, and production values are a bit better.


Also, Char is a great hero.  Nobody else is capable of saving humanity from itself, by killing it.
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Post by: pecenipicek on June 16, 2015, 04:45:44 pm
Also, have watched 9 episodes of Knights of Sidonia Season 2.

Creepy and weird, but definitely entertaining.  Also, one chick builds gunpla of their mechs :3, and production values are a bit better.
thanks, wasnt aware S2 was out.
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Post by: BirdofPrey on June 18, 2015, 02:27:52 am
Hmm, so I just realized I still have a Funimation subscription I grabbed to watch a couple new shows and catch a couple dubs.

If' I'm gonna be paying for that, I should actually watch something else.

Also, have watched 9 episodes of Knights of Sidonia Season 2.
That's out now?

What?
Where?
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 19, 2015, 03:30:52 am
It better be on Netflix...
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Post by: BirdofPrey on June 20, 2015, 03:09:18 am
I seem to remember when I watched Knights of Siddonia last, they had it tagged as a Netflix Original (even if that's only partially true; I am pretty sure it's only such where the US market is concerned)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 20, 2015, 03:19:57 am
Picked up a Canadian cop show called Flashpoint while I'm sick at home. Different from most; while it's about an ESU-type unit (hostage negotiation, SWAT, and bomb squad rolled into one) it's not really about the gunplay or the glamor. The first episode actually has about a half-episode denouement while one of the team snipers comes to terms with a shot he had to take. It also has a Law & Order Criminal Intent-type way of building to the incident the team is called in for; the crime doesn't just happen, you see it develop. You get to know people, both sides of the equation.

The other thing that I noticed about it at once is that Amy Jo Johnson is the team's only female member. For those of you who don't get what that means: Ranger Pink from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on July 08, 2015, 02:24:33 am
I just finished Bokurano.

The robot battles were pretty awesome. They actually seemed to move like giants that had an enormous amount of inertia behind them (usually) and the sheer scale of the battles was something else.

But I think I need something cheerier for my next series. It's what I get for watching something some fans call "darker than Evangelion" (it's not, for the record... but still plenty bleak).
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 03, 2015, 01:22:16 am
Finished sidonia season 2.

They're resourceful little so and so's. All that progress on the Gardes when not much changed for so long before. ..
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Post by: Turambar on August 03, 2015, 09:00:52 am
Finished sidonia season 2.

They're resourceful little so and so's. All that progress on the Gardes when not much changed for so long before. ..

The intersection of unethical science and rapid prototyping
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Post by: Rodo on August 04, 2015, 10:56:38 am
No one's watching Prison School? Damn, I cracked in tears a few times already.
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Post by: Fury on August 04, 2015, 11:11:50 pm
I've been reading the manga, it's funny indeed. :)

Other anime you might be interested in is Overlord and Gangsta.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on August 05, 2015, 01:01:14 pm
I can second Overlord, if only because of how much money they spent on all the awesome facial expressions.
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Post by: Rodo on August 05, 2015, 02:25:11 pm
I already dropped overlord, SAO left me sorely wounded so that genre is the one I find reluctant to even pick up.
Filling up the rest of the spare time with some Working!!! and good old Gurren Laggan action. Never fails to deliver.
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Post by: Turambar on August 05, 2015, 03:08:40 pm
Yeah, we're in the final stretch of Legend of the Galactic Heroes (doing the re-watch with the girlfriend)

Space consequences will never be the same, man.
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Post by: Mongoose on August 05, 2015, 05:39:28 pm
Man I need to rewatch that.  And after the bombshell of an announcement that it's been licensed for the US, I'll have all the more reason to.
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Post by: Mammothtank on August 10, 2015, 02:49:42 am
Just reached the second half of GaoGaiGar and have finished Gundam 0080. I also have started watching Transformers:Beast Wars.

Now onto Gundam ZZ... which really doesn't look that great to be honest compared to Zeta.
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Post by: Turambar on August 10, 2015, 09:51:53 am
Just reached the second half of GaoGaiGar and have finished Gundam 0080. I also have started watching Transformers:Beast Wars.

Now onto Gundam ZZ... which really doesn't look that great to be honest compared to Zeta.


ZZ gets better once Judeau's ****head friends get straightened out.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 10, 2015, 11:26:37 am
Now onto Gundam ZZ... which really doesn't look that great to be honest compared to Zeta.

You take that back. Right now.

Anime ja nai!~ Anime ja nai!~
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Post by: Dark Hunter on August 10, 2015, 06:07:01 pm
Hontou no koto sa!~
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Post by: pecenipicek on August 11, 2015, 01:45:38 am
Finished sidonia season 2.

They're resourceful little so and so's. All that progress on the Gardes when not much changed for so long before. ..
i found it actually kinda annoying how it ended -.-

much fishing for season 3, much expectations...
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Post by: Mammothtank on August 12, 2015, 11:46:36 pm
Now onto Gundam ZZ... which really doesn't look that great to be honest compared to Zeta.

You take that back. Right now.

Anime ja nai!~ Anime ja nai!~

 :) Nope. Also I hate that song btw.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on August 13, 2015, 12:36:49 am
:) Nope. Also I hate that song btw.

Heresy! Blasphemy!

Zeta's not very good, though, and that stems entirely from its terrible characters. You have Char pretending to be human, Kamille is a vaguely humanoid bundle of rage who ended up on the right side by pure chance after he stole a giant robot to terrorize people with, Reccoa setting back feminism by decades all on her own, Katz being a complete moron, and we're left Bright, Apolly, and Emma Sheen as people who are actually worthy of some respect. And Emma's a walking talking demonstration of Tomino's misogyny, explicitly rejecting femininity to become the only respectable female pilot in the series and then going out like a goddamn moron.

Amuro's lost his self-confidence and declares a truce with Char mainly because he thinks he's not mentally able to fight him (note how quickly Amuro leaves the series once he starts to regain his confidence), Hayato's pretty much the only guy on the planet Earth with his head screwed on straight, Beltorchika is a rare female who knows what she wants and sets out to get it so Tomino was compelled to make her completely unlikeable, and for some reason the series wasn't about Kai Shiden, Secret Agent which was a terrible mistake.

On the other side you have Scirocco the Supernatural Pickup Artist, Yazan who despite his reputation really doesn't do anything of note until the second-to-last episode save manage to be a completely contemptible excuse for a human being and a teamkilling prick, Bask Om who is so incredibly and obviously damaged that it's inexcusable he has an actual military command, Four who's a complete doormat for the Titans without any evidence what they're offering her is even possible and destroys Hong Kong because of it, and Jerrid who's actually okay until he rapidly starts sliding down the slippery slope after Kamille kills his girl and his mentor. Oh and Reccoa's still over here setting back feminism. Again.

Pretty much the only show with a more unlikeable cast in the Gundam sequence is Stardust Memory, and the only one that manages to be more painfully sexist is AGE.

ZZ has genuinely the best villains in the franchise with Haman Kharn and Glemy Toto, a selection of competent female pilots on both sides who aren't **** on in some way by the director, and everything that looks silly in the beginning...really isn't by the end. Mashmyre thinks he's in a fantasy romance; see where he ends up.
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Post by: Mammothtank on August 13, 2015, 01:54:07 am
I will have to watch the two back to back to get an honest grasp of my opinion on the two shows. Since it has been a few years since I watched Zeta.

And... I do not really think Haman is a very good villain, either. I have read CDA btw.

I will admit, the cast of Zeta did annoy me at first but they kind of grew on me. They actually seem like a family by the end. I also like the MS designs in Zeta much more than all of the MS in ZZ.

But my favourite series so far seems to be either 0080, Victory or Unicorn. My favourite manga seems to be currently Gundam Crossbone:Steel 7 or Were Federation Hooligans.

... MSG:S7 made me feel man. I am also waiting for them to finish fan translating Ghost.
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Post by: Gortef on August 16, 2015, 11:22:38 am
Overlord, Monster Musume, Non Non Biyori. Gatchaman Crowds Insight.

Those are the new titles I added to my playlist on this season.
Title: Re: What animes/series are you watching right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 24, 2015, 09:40:30 pm
I will be watching the Live-Action Gundam movie tonight or tomorrow: G-Savior.

I have been told that on the one hand, it's a B-movie at best, but on the other, it has a few incredible ideas, and have seen repeated praise for its final battle. (Beamsaber duel on a colony mirror surface. I have to admit, that sounds pretty cool.)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on September 06, 2015, 05:29:18 pm
Anyways, I watched G-Saviour and never commented on it. I should do that. G-Saviour was a 20th anniversary Gundam movie. Live-action, made in Canada. I can hear you screaming "NOOOOO" already. Hush, children, while I tell you about it via a fixed-up breakdown of my thoughts as I posted elsewhere.

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The opening pan of the movie shows us...a colony cluster, in visual range, with individual colonies ACTUALLY ROTATING. And you know, I've waited my entire Gundam fan existence for this shot. It was ****ing worth it, late '90s CGI or not.

But then we get what I swear is a lost opening to a SeaQuest DSV episode, and honestly that's a crossover I could get behind. Nathan Bridger and Bright Noah teamup. Plasma torpdoes, 50% charge, let's bust some Z'Goks.

Apparently I shouldn't say that, as what I presume to be our main character is piloting what seems to be a cross between a Z'Gok and a JIM suit. Honestly it doesn't look bad, and I kind of like it. (Seriously though this whole underwater sequence I'm waiting for like the edge of the SeaQuest to poke in or a WHSKR to sneak through the background of a shot. This is so SeaQuest-like it hurts.) After our obligatory opening action scene the movie continues briskly through introducing who I presume will be our villain and also...

...****ing really? Those Starship Troopers armors? Those have been in everything. They were on Power Rangers for chrissakes. Also come on man, you're on Earth, don't tell me you don't know about the Antarctic Treaty and how it deals with surrender.

We get a flashback/nightmare to when our protagonist piloted mobile suits in combat presumably, but it doesn't last. Now they're on land, and a scene with his girlfriend, and a party, and then an interview, and then somebody kills a prison guard and blames it on our lead and then our people go down the chute from the morgue and land in a pile of bodyparts and medical waste and this scene should be way the hell bloodier and they should probably freak out a little more. Yes, he's a vet, but he's a mobile suit vet. That's a little cleaner than being line infantry, y'know?

Incidentally, this has more black people in it than probably the entirety of the rest of the Gundam franchise.

More people show up, resistance types I guess, also interns for the doctor. The uniforms of the faction in charge of Earth are a weird kind of half-Zeon half-Feddie thing, they've got the Zeon little "bib" part outlined in gold braid, but not actually separate, and the Federation's red collars, but they're navy blue or black overall because Nazi Germany I guess.

And now we get a mobile suit on the move again. Two of them. They're moving fairly slow, but it's not a bad scene if they're at a walk. It also demonstrates, contrary to the usual claims about this movie, that the suits involved are actually more advanced than Mobile Suit Victory Gundam-era ones. These suits may not have panoramic cockpits or Wings of Light or crap, but they ARE capable of atmospheric flight under thruster power alone AND can survive reentry without complex mode-changing systems. The former is something only a few UC suits, mainly modified Goufs, ever achieved. Even the Victory had to cheat with its Minovsky systems. The latter is something only expensive transformation system-equipped ones managed, but here the average mook suit can.

As for the suits themselves, they look surprisingly like a GINN from Gundam SEED, and as for the scene of them in motion I'm heavily reminded of the FMVs for MechWarrior 4 as well.

The shuttle design for the shuttle our characters hijack, on the other hand, looks awful and moves too slowly.

The colony shot of Side Four's New Manhattan makes up for it, and now we get...

IT'S A GUNDAM. They called it the G-C or something, though. And now our villains are putting on the Reich extra super special hard. Our protagonist got drummed out of the army for saving one of his buddies when their suit malfunctioned. Honestly the whole thing sounds pretty stupid, it was apparently an open-space rescue during an exercise, there was no logical reason to order him not to save the guy. It was apparently done out of sheer dickishness.

And now they call it G-Saviour. Okay movie, titular suit's first flight. Impress me.

...The cockpit impresses me as actually looking way more like I'd expect a cockpit to look than any other Gundam cockpit. He's got a beam rifle, plus a gun on the other arm. Beamsaber too, not sure where it's stored.

Side Eight, Gaea, interior of an Island Three, bloody gorgeous. The colony's been hacked, though, and it's the girlfriend's fault, so the colony's anti-debris defense systems are responding to a baddie destroyer as a valid target. Frankly that we've never seen a colony with these before doesn't bother me since it makes sense they'd have 'em. The destroyer is hit, but it doesn't look too bad on the surface. The bad guys are happy about it now since they've just got an excuse to send in the mobile suits.

Main character discovers girlfriend is pulling a Katejina and getting the whole colony killed just so she and him can go home and live happily ever after. Well, it was Gundam, I suppose it had to have SOME moment where a woman acts crazy and irrational.

Wait, is that Starbuck powering up a mobile suit? Holy crap, this movie's heavy on the crossovers. Okay, Gaea just launched mobile suits. They look...pretty GM-like, honestly. They don't look bad. And scratch several. They don't die like GMs though. They're completely ineffectual at first; outdated, not professional pilots; or at least not professional combat pilots. It's not as curbstompy as Gundam Unicorn could be, because despite their failure to score kills not too many of them are actually dying and a lot of them are still their dogfighting when the G-Savior deploys. Most of them that die, maybe all, seem to be the result of the primary villain's direct action. I should also note that very few people just take a hit and explode in this movie; it takes repeated hits to stop even mook suits a lot of the time.

And now we get the primary villain's suit. We're running a little Alpha Azieru, a little Jagd Doga, and a little Sazabi. It's not a bad look, really.

The G-Saviour finds your mass-production models crunchy, and good with ketchup. A couple of GINNs (not really but they look it) invade the colony and interpret their orders to "secure the settlement" as "shoot up random ****", while Betrayal Girlfriend continues to Betray.

I refrained from calling that a beam shield, it seemed ephemeral, but apparently it was. The bad guy definitely has one. So now we get down to it, and for one of the few times in Gundam history, we have a reason why the good guy accepts a beamsaber duel: bad guy cut his gun in half when he went for a "block with the shield, shoot him" technique.

And our climatic duel will, in fact, take place on a colony mirror. And the big bad's historical reference is incredibly stupid. (Caesar? Selective starvation? What?) One of the GM-alikes actually gets a kill here, in the background. Guess they're learning fast Bad guy has...shoulder vulcans? They seem very widely spaced, like they're on the shoulder tips. Okay that's new. Bad guy suit doesn't die, just gets cut up; multiple hostiles turn up only for friendly reinforcements to arrive as well.

The general big bad takes a Gaean ship because he's dumb, and doesn't tell anyone BECAUSE HE'S REALLY DUMB. We get a nice fight inside the colony with the G-Saviour having converted for atmospheric flight briefly, but it's over way too soon.

Big Bad does Big No, gets killed by own side BECAUSE HE IS ULTRA DUMB.

Trite wrapup.

So, that was G-Saviour. What's my opinion on it?

Within the confines of the budget, they made a good movie. The complaints I've usually heard about its mobile suit action are bluntly garbage; no, the suits aren't animated slowly, we simply see them move slowly in a few noncombat scenes early in the movie. When it comes to the actual combat later on, they move relatively quickly yet with enough weight to preserve the idea they're giant robots.

The movie has a surprisingly quick pace that serves it well by giving the audience no time to dwell on its faults. It lacks focus on the mobile suit aspects, which is to its detriment; they're some of the best parts of the movie. The actors' performances are not perfect but they are far better than might be expected from the movie's reputation, with only the Big Bad (played by veteran character actor Kenneth Welsh) turning in a genuinely poor performance. At least part of that is simply because he's very badly explained, switching from seemingly-reasonable to Jamitov-is-my-role-model about midway through the movie for no adequately explained reason and to little purpose. It didn't add much. We could have just had the colonel be evil on his own.

The effects were genuinely pretty good for a 2000 movie, and the mobile suit design is genuinely excellent; a good, solid gut-check towards mobile suits looking like giant war machines over the tendency to visually busy and durability-questionable designs more recent series have tended to drop at times. (Or all the time.) The battle scenes are actually much better realized mobile suit combat than many of the animated series were probably capable of, with a real sense of motion and plenty of maneuvering. Nobody stands still and gets shot; they take hits because they didn't evade, but at the same time they're not just sitting still and getting blasted either like in most of the anime series. They're moving around and firing and engaging targets, and one of this movie's crowning triumphs is the fact that most of the people who take hits and die do so for an immediately obvious reason besides "they're a complete moron and not moving"; they were staring into the sunglare and didn't see it coming, they were chasing another target and got bushwhacked by someone outside that fight, or they were just way too outclassed on every level.

So is this a good movie? Not really. It's got a lot of little flaws that collectively weight it down. I've only mentioned a few, but there are others: the main character comes off as a bit of an impulsive asshole, though more likable than most. The villain is decidedly one-note and spouts cliches at odd moments; the big bad is just bland and has issues I already noted. The lighting team decided they needed to add some effects to certain scenes they never should have. The movie is arguably too fast-paced, edited down, and could have benefited greatly from another thirty minutes both to get to know the characters and to more fully integrate the mobile suits. The mobile suit concept is badly integrated into the movie and has relatively little screentime. This is undoubtedly because CGI was expensive as balls, but still, this movie originally was fully backed by Sunrise Studios and god knows they probably could have afforded more.

Is it a good Gundam movie? My answer to that, to my surprise, is yes, this is a good Gundam movie. The mecha design is good, the main characters are likable enough and manage to avoid all the usual Gundam protagonist tropes that tend to infuriate people, the details it adds to the universe are coherent to what exists and seem positive additions. Despite the paucity of mecha combat, what we do get is of a high caliber; the only other stuff with fights this good are some of the combats from 0080 and 0083. I understand why people would wish to exile it from the canon; plotwise and tonally it has only Zeta for company, and a lot of the expected Gundam tropes are either not present or played very differently. But change is not necessarily a bad thing, and in the end, I don't think this movie deserves the exile from canon it's been subjected to. I'm not sure where it would fit, but it's far from the abomination in the eyes of man and God it's often made out to be.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on September 06, 2015, 05:56:03 pm
In other Gundam-related news: Tomino talks about Reconguista In G, reveals himself to be something of a ****. (https://nekketsunikki.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/tomino-said-g-reco-takes-place-around-500-years-after-turn-a/)

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“Gundam shows made by other people are crap, including Origin.”

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“Sometimes I force myself to watch them, but I can only last 5 minutes.”

And my personal favorite, regarding Murrue from SEED (I've got big problems with SEED, less with Destiny, but still, this is...yeah):

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“There’s no way a beautiful woman with a big chest would be a battleship captain”.
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Post by: Mongoose on September 06, 2015, 09:05:21 pm
Sounds about right for Tomino.
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Post by: Mammothtank on September 07, 2015, 02:50:04 am
I wasn't aware of this.
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Post by: Hades on September 07, 2015, 05:09:50 am
i've been watching Part 3 of JoJo's bizarre adventures, with amazing lines such as "OH MY GOHD" and "HORY ****". Couldn't find a full English dub but thankfully the Japanese voice acting is sufficiently hammy.
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Post by: Bobboau on September 07, 2015, 03:09:17 pm
if you enjoy engrish in your anime, have you seen Panty and Stocking?
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Post by: Hades on September 07, 2015, 06:57:31 pm
I watched all of it in English a year or two ago.
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Post by: Bobboau on September 08, 2015, 12:23:50 am
you missed out on that then.
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Post by: Mammothtank on September 14, 2015, 03:22:55 am
I have only seen parts 1 and 2 of Jojo's. I should get onto watching part 3 as well as finished the rest of GaoGaiGar.
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Post by: FIZ on September 16, 2015, 10:35:18 pm
Not series or Anime, but if you are a fan of Event Horizon you might get a kick out of Infini on Netflix.  I was going to add some more if you like "" but it basically gives the plot away. 
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Post by: Mammothtank on September 24, 2015, 06:57:05 am
I just looked at the Trailer for that. Actually looks pretty good. Too bad I don't have Netflix.
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Post by: Gortef on September 24, 2015, 02:37:42 pm
Welp, looks like the Fall season is right around the corner.

Looking forward to Gochiusa, OPM, Utawarerumono, Gundam Orphans and Noragami.
Oh and of course GuP Movie.

Though the Young Black Jack could be interesting too.
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Post by: Rodo on September 27, 2015, 10:26:36 pm
Owarimonogatari is coming, and I'm waiting for it anxiously.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on September 28, 2015, 11:35:54 am
I'm more anxiously waiting for them to pull their heads out of their asses and make Kizumonogatari already!

Seriously, though. It's like having a giant building missing one of its key foundations.
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Post by: Rodo on September 30, 2015, 06:12:40 pm
I'm more anxiously waiting for them to pull their heads out of their asses and make Kizumonogatari already!

Seriously, though. It's like having a giant building missing one of its key foundations.

If they are not teasing us again...

http://www.kizumonogatari-movie.com/

(https://i.imgur.com/4wH4uSy.jpg)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 01, 2015, 01:46:30 am
Yeah, I saw that.

Still not holding my breath though. Could just be them trolling everyone.
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Post by: Turambar on October 01, 2015, 10:15:20 am
I am partially responsible for the /r/mecha let's watch of VOTOMS, so I watched some VOTOMS.

Sucks when the perfect soldier woman gets damsel'd.
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Post by: AtomicClucker on October 03, 2015, 01:25:30 pm
One Punch Man.

Behold one punchy awesomeness!
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Post by: Mammothtank on October 04, 2015, 01:48:56 am
Just watched Rokka. Got the villain straight off the bat. Yay for me.
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Post by: Rodo on October 04, 2015, 09:01:12 pm
Had an eyegasm watching owarimonogatari just now.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 04, 2015, 09:59:43 pm
Newest Gundam is out. Haven't had a chance to watch yet, but I'm hearing things that it's a more 0080/08th MS Team feel to the combat. Apparently land mines and artillery played a role.
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Post by: Turambar on October 05, 2015, 11:55:14 am
Newest Gundam is out. Haven't had a chance to watch yet, but I'm hearing things that it's a more 0080/08th MS Team feel to the combat. Apparently land mines and artillery played a role.

Yeah this is gonna be a grim one.

They killed like 3 kids already.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 05, 2015, 12:17:04 pm
Someone needs to give Tomino a hug and a plate of cookies.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 05, 2015, 02:16:18 pm
Tomino isn't involved in this one.

He's only directed two Gundam shows in the past 15 years.
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Post by: Bobboau on October 05, 2015, 02:49:49 pm
Just watched Rokka. Got the villain straight off the bat. Yay for me.


yeah, I thought it was pretty obvious too.
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Post by: Mammothtank on October 06, 2015, 06:59:07 pm
I didn't really like the look of it before but I guess I'll give it a watch. Wouldn't hurt.
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Post by: Turambar on October 12, 2015, 02:12:35 pm
Iron Blood Orphans Episode 2!

Robots are smashed!
A man shows reluctance when confronted with the idea of murdering lots of children!
A space princess gets dissed!
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 12, 2015, 05:01:27 pm
Someone needs to give Tomino a hug and a plate of cookies.

Somebody needs to give Tomino a swift kick in the crotch far more, the man's last outing with Gundam was terrible and he's kind of a dick based on his comments at conventions.
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Post by: Turambar on October 19, 2015, 01:39:28 pm
Someone needs to give Tomino a hug and a plate of cookies.

Somebody needs to give Tomino a swift kick in the crotch far more, the man's last outing with Gundam was terrible and he's kind of a dick based on his comments at conventions.

Reconguista was great, just a bit rushed.

This new one just got pretty hardcore.
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Post by: Mammothtank on October 25, 2015, 12:33:41 am
My friend has started watched Iron Blooded Iron Orphans and finds it pretty good so far. He didnt even really like Gundam before this series premiered so I guess that means something about how good it is right?
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Post by: Rodo on October 25, 2015, 03:36:17 pm
I watched 3 episodes and it's not bad. At least I can tell you it's nothing like reconguista, which I couldn't even watch past the second episode, so.... yeah. Give it a try.
I'd also recommend One Punch Man. edit: And Haikyuu! S2 :D
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Post by: Mongoose on October 25, 2015, 05:09:16 pm
JoJo Part 4 adaptation confirmed for 2016.  Hyyyyyyyype.
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Post by: AtomicClucker on October 28, 2015, 11:49:03 am
JoJo Part 4 adaptation confirmed for 2016.  Hyyyyyyyype.

Muhahahahahahaha!

EVERYTHING IS A STAND!
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 28, 2015, 12:50:25 pm
Gundam Thunderbolt, a manga series, has been confirmed for animated adaption in 2016/2017.

Back to the UC for a full series, for the first time since Victory Gundam.
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Post by: Turambar on October 28, 2015, 02:15:18 pm
Gundam Thunderbolt, a manga series, has been confirmed for animated adaption in 2016/2017.

Back to the UC for a full series, for the first time since Victory Gundam.

I am a bit iffy on some of their designs.  I'd say "you can only strap so much **** on a robot" but they're in space so really they can attach as much **** as they like to their robots.  I just hope the plot fits well.  I like my UC to be internally consistent, and hang out at proper tech levels at certain times.
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Post by: Mammothtank on October 29, 2015, 03:43:08 am
I don't really remember if all that music from Thunderbolt was either Jazz or Rock. Music doesnt translate well through both language and because its a manga... well its pretty obvious.

I honestly enjoyed most of Thunderbolt. I particularly remember the water skiing Zaku's fondly.
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Post by: Turambar on November 03, 2015, 05:03:02 pm
Wow, that was a fun Iron Blood Orphans episode.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 04, 2015, 09:49:48 pm
I just finished Planetes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetes#Anime). It's really good, you guys. If a drama about space debris collectors sounds even remotely interesting, look it up. It's good. Way better than it sounds, actually, now that I think about it.
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Post by: Mongoose on November 05, 2015, 12:02:17 am
Yus, that.
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Post by: Mammothtank on November 05, 2015, 04:07:51 am
Ahhh, I completely forgot that shows name. I was going to watch that at some point.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on December 12, 2015, 09:59:30 pm
Well, I watched Kill la Kill, which was awesome. All you have to do is get past the absurd fanservice, and the series is silly, funny, action-packed, and overall fantastic. It's been recommended here before, but I'm throwing in mine with the rest. But the fanservice is indeed absurd, you might have trouble watching it with anybody around if you get embarrassed at all about such things...

And after that, I just finished Yuki Yuna is a Hero (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru). It starts off fairly predictably, but goes in an unexpected direction and ultimately spends less than half of the series in "magical girl mode". It may surprise you! It surprised me, and I'm not ashamed to admit that manly tears were shed.
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 12, 2015, 10:49:40 pm
A lot of series do fan service in such a way you feel like you're watching awkward pubescent wet dreams, Kill la Kill wears sexuality with such utter brazenness and so few ****s given it just elevates itself past even being an issue. 
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 13, 2015, 12:22:56 am
It's typical Gainax/Trigger behavior: if you're going to do something, go so completely over-the-top with it that the only thing onlookers can feel is stunned amazement that you just did that.
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Post by: Bobboau on December 14, 2015, 03:03:06 pm
One Punch Man.

I had to go back a whole page to find this? what is this thread even for?
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Post by: Ghostavo on December 15, 2015, 11:34:52 am
Just finished Hataraku Maou-Sama!

It seems that the creators wanted to make a more action packed series but got a comedy one. Instead of despairing about it, they decided to make every action moment they got the stuff of legends, logic be damned. Seriously, listen to this piece (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozQCfqUvE6A). You could dub this over a trip to the bathroom and it would still be epic.
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Post by: Mammothtank on December 21, 2015, 08:42:17 pm
That latest Iron Blooded Orphan's episode was really good.

I like how the series has a very low amount of melodramatic's during battle's. But I just wonder how they will fit the whole story into the allotted series length. It feels like it's still in the opening stages of the plot even thought it's 11 episodes in, which is worrying.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 02, 2016, 05:28:09 pm
Just finished Patlabor's TV series.

Really wish I'd seen it before.

Rewatching Bubblegum Crisis 2033. Still pissed I won't ever get Priss performing Edge of Glory.
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Post by: Gortef on February 09, 2016, 05:26:24 am
Dimension W:
A new dimension called W has been found, and that provides infinite energy and problems. Rohbutt and good action. MC is cool too, 'nuff said.

Musaigen no Phantom World:
Mass virus has changed every human brain so that people can see odd ghosts (phantoms). Since some of them are not that nice kids with special powers (because of that virus) fight (every now and then) against them.
Visuals are nice and girls are cute.
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Post by: Mammothtank on February 09, 2016, 05:31:29 am
Gundam IBO and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.
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Post by: Macielos on February 09, 2016, 01:32:53 pm
I'm not sure someone here mentioned The Expanse. A brilliant new series by SyFy that combines elements of space opera, political thriller and detective story. Best elements of Firefly and Game of Thrones in one series. An interesting lore and great story intrigued me so much that I started watching season one at 10pm... and finished at 10 am next morning :). A mandatory position for any Freespace and other sci-fi fan.
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Post by: Col.Hornet on February 09, 2016, 03:20:54 pm
Arrrrrr.

Black Sails season 3. Brilliant show. Makes me want to replay the AC IV
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on February 09, 2016, 06:32:48 pm
I'm not sure someone here mentioned The Expanse. A brilliant new series by SyFy that combines elements of space opera, political thriller and detective story. Best elements of Firefly and Game of Thrones in one series. An interesting lore and great story intrigued me so much that I started watching season one at 10pm... and finished at 10 am next morning :). A mandatory position for any Freespace and other sci-fi fan.

I read Leviathan Wakes (the first book in the Expanse series) and immediately looked to see if there was a movie being made. I saw back then that it was in production as a series! I have not watched it yet. Is the entire first (only?) season streaming somewhere? I'm looking forward to binging.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on February 21, 2016, 03:19:15 pm
Just watched the trailer.

It's got thingybob from breaking bad on it.

Win.
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Post by: 0rph3u5 on February 21, 2016, 03:40:37 pm
I am also very interested to hear how The Expanse Show turns out

The books are not of consistent quality ... it feels like to osciliating in a way, though I can't point my finger at the precise intervalls (its not exactly per book) ... and that might translate really bad into TV...



Gundam IBO and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.

I recently watched Full Metal Alchemist and Brotherhood appeared on Netflix at the same time, but from the descriptions I cannot yet see a difference... Is there a point to watching it right away or should I save it for a rainy day when I feel like rewatching the original?
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Post by: Scotty on February 21, 2016, 03:52:23 pm
The original Fullmetal Alchemist has a number of filler episodes after episode 3, and eventually catches up to and outstrips the manga, which was still being written at the time.  Instead of going the route of many other anime series, rather than waiting and producing more filler they just made up their own ending.  It was significantly different.

Brotherhood follows the manga significantly more closely, is more recent, has higher production values, and has almost exactly zero filler episodes.  Brotherhood is some good **** yo.
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Post by: watsisname on February 21, 2016, 04:02:10 pm
Yes, Brotherhood is freaking fantastic.  Probably my favorite anime of all time.  And, actually, I never finished watching the original.  I should do that.

I was fairly excited for the Expanse, but found myself giving up on it a few episodes in.  Flat characters and I didn't find the side-stories very interesting.  It's got fantastic visuals though.  And grunge.  I'll probably give it another try.

One Punch Man.

I had to go back a whole page to find this? what is this thread even for?

**** YEAH THAT'S WHAT THIS THREAD SHOULD BE FOR.  I'm watching one episode a week with my club and we're on the final episode this week.  HOLY ****, BOROS.  NO SPOILERS YOU TWATS.
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Post by: 0rph3u5 on February 21, 2016, 04:27:52 pm
Thank you ... I found the ending rather ... odd and a bit ill-fitting, so if there is a superior version out there I will see if I can watch it....



Finished Netflix's "The Last Kingdom" just now ... I only watched it because I wrote a paper on Wessex under the rule of Alfred the Great a year back (which is one of the most ridiculus academia stories I know - basically I got one of my best grades on a paper disproving my own initial thesis which I formulated based on a wrong interpreation of a line in source material :D )

It is fair but the historical nitpicks drove me crazy at some point (the word "english" for example does not appear in the source material at the time) and there is something really wrong either with their props or their camera work (making the props look inconsistently)
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Post by: Mammothtank on February 21, 2016, 09:44:51 pm
Well I finished Full Metal Alchemist a while ago. I found it really enjoyable. Subbed or Dubbed the dialogue, acting never felt contrived or unnatural and the battles were very interesting and awesome. I almost every character I met. Should I watch the Brotherhood movie? Still It's probably if not my new favourite anime now it's in my top 10-20's.



I've also been watching RWBY.... which well I certainty don't hate it... but I certainly don't like it.  The fight scenes after Monty left for the big animated epic fight arena in the sky are really kinda boring and remind me of how the fights in DBZ went. Fight a little bit, pause, talk, talksomemore and/or repeat. I don't feel very invested in the character's, and it says something when a show's named rwby but the person with the most focus and development is neither ruby, weiss, blake or yang. Hell the main lead doesn't even get any that I remember.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 09, 2016, 08:56:27 pm
Anybody else watching Erased?
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Post by: Mongoose on March 09, 2016, 11:35:38 pm
Very much so.  Excellent show.
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Post by: Turambar on March 20, 2016, 03:33:18 pm
Holy ****, gundam was intense this week.  Is anyone else watching this ****?!

(http://i.imgur.com/HCDv3Fg.jpg)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 20, 2016, 05:07:43 pm
No. I've given up on IBO. It's a character tragedy destroyed by a lack of reason to care about the characters and a story without a world. By now it feels like the sides are just there. It isn't like Mars was being ultra-oppressed. I mean, slums, underage prostitutes, you can find those in the goddamn US. (Just visit a Deep South state.) It's not entirely clear what's being fought for by Ghallerjohornsistthingy either, at this point, as they've apparently lost power here on Earth somewhat too.
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Post by: Thedespot on March 20, 2016, 05:52:52 pm
Anime isn't just for weebs
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 23, 2016, 01:42:52 am
Well, NGTM-1R may be failing to raise his flag, but yeah, I've been keeping up with IBO. Building to a climax in which it seems like anything can happen... and everyone is dead sure there's going to be a Season 2, because I doubt they can wrap up the story in one or two episodes.

My anime club has been watching Humanity Has Declined... but I just can't get into it. It's obviously a gag series, but the humor just falls flat to me. Even the protagonist's sarcasm just isn't really all that funny.

Anime isn't just for weebs

You're in an anime thread, dude. Talk about preaching to the choir...
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Post by: Mammothtank on March 23, 2016, 08:24:44 am
Honestly I don't know if its just horrible subs translation. But I've kinda lost track of the character movitavations of Tekkadan, Gjallarhorn etc. It's just all kind of a blur right now.
I get that Tekkadan is basically going to get wiped out if they pussy out at the last minute and they have no choice but to go through with it. But whats in it for them afterwards? Arent they just going to get hunted down by Gjallarhorn, how are they going to make their lives better if the solar police wants them dead? I'm honestly just so confused.

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Post by: Turambar on March 23, 2016, 08:49:21 am
Honestly I don't know if its just horrible subs translation. But I've kinda lost track of the character movitavations of Tekkadan, Gjallarhorn etc. It's just all kind of a blur right now.
I get that Tekkadan is basically going to get wiped out if they pussy out at the last minute and they have no choice but to go through with it. But whats in it for them afterwards? Arent they just going to get hunted down by Gjallarhorn, how are they going to make their lives better if the solar police wants them dead? I'm honestly just so confused.



I think they're pushing forward to create a situation where enough political powers owe them that they won't be instantly crushed the moment they stop moving. 

McGillis is trying to reshape Gjallarhorn into something he thinks is more worthy, but I have a feeling that destroying all the honorable knight types is only going to leave scumbags like McGillis running things.
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Post by: Mammothtank on March 23, 2016, 09:12:01 am
For a while now I've actually been finding myself cheering on Gaelio, because his goals make the most sense, all he wants to do is make Gjallarhorn a better-organisation. A rich naive pretty boy he may be, but I keep finding myself cheering him on rather than the clearly psychotic and getting worse by the minute Mikazuki during the battles.

Honestly Orga is playing with a razor with Mika, he's clearly losing it (or atleast the impression I got). He knows it. But obviously he's too much of a resource to lose. 
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 23, 2016, 12:07:38 pm
McGillis is trying to reshape Gjallarhorn into something he thinks is more worthy, but I have a feeling that destroying all the honorable knight types is only going to leave scumbags like McGillis running things.

Personally I don't think he cares for Gjallarhorn at all and is deliberately trying to scuttle it, possibly with a side order of restart the Cataclysm.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on March 23, 2016, 03:05:17 pm
Here's how I read the character intentions:

Tekkadan: Want to make a name for themselves as a mercenary group. Their current job is bodyguarding Kudelia and Makanai and getting them to the capital of Arbrau. They feel that they can't back out of this job because no one would take them seriously if they did, and they'd have to abandon the bulk of their Mobile Suit forces to do so. Further, while they are allied with Teiwaz currently, their friendship with that organization is dependent on results. If they cease to be useful and become a liability, Teiwaz will drop them. As for making an enemy of Gjallarhorn, well, that kind of happened right at the beginning, but Gjallarhorn's influence beyond Earth itself is tenuous at best, so Tekkadan can, if necessary, stay out of their way and make a comfortable living in Jupiter and Mars.

Kudelia: Wants to generally improve the lives of the impoverished of Mars (and now the lower class of the Earth Sphere as well). Current goal is to make a speech at Arbrau, one of the Earth-based powers that has shown some support for her cause.

Gjallarhorn: Wants to maintain the status quo, with themselves on top of the world. Tekkadan's been making a fool of them for a while, so they want the group gone. But they have to careful of political backlash since Tekkadan has a few friends in high places and are heroes of the people.

McGillis: Claims to want to reform Gjallarhorn. His true agenda may be something different, as he's doing things behind the back of his supposed allies. Full scope of his plans remains a mystery.

Gaelio: Seems to genuinely want to reform Gjallarhorn, but is being left in the dark regarding McGillis's full plans.

Ein: Wants to KILL ALL THE TEKKADAN!
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 24, 2016, 03:11:15 am
Wanted some mindless mech fun. Can't find an English dub for planzet though.
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Post by: 0rph3u5 on March 24, 2016, 12:35:10 pm
Currently watching Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 (right now at episode 10 of 13) ... and believe it is as good as they say (so far, opinion may change depending how this wraps up)

Most what was wrong with the first season they fixed (paceing is better, more time with the interesting characters, a bit more subtlety in the tie-ins and hooks department etc etc) and if you thought it wouldn't work without THE run-away performance of the previous season, don't worry.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 25, 2016, 06:45:10 pm
I only just discovered this 1988 take on the original novel.



Old school.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 25, 2016, 07:06:27 pm
Starship Troopers Anime

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 25, 2016, 07:24:20 pm
I know.
It's weirdly unlike the book so far and I'm 70 minutes in.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on March 25, 2016, 07:40:24 pm
Starship Troopers Anime

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

And he hasn't even seen Roughnecks yet.
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 25, 2016, 07:47:43 pm
 :wtf: he hasn't?


You must correct this.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 25, 2016, 07:51:18 pm
:wtf: he hasn't?

You must correct this.

Huh, I guess I haven't. And will.
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Post by: Mongoose on March 25, 2016, 08:53:47 pm
I found TotalBiscuit's LP of Terraria featuring Jesse Cox.  It's like one long glorious Abbot & Costello routine, only Costello is operating on the functional level of a 5-year-old.
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Post by: Mammothtank on March 26, 2016, 07:54:17 am