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This is my favorite Captain Harlock knock-off
I didn't expect it to be referenced not just in one but two American shows, I usually don't expect 70s anime to be subjected to pop cultural osmosis in the US since they got late to the party.
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Megas was basically one big loving homage to giant robot tropes. Sadly short-lived.

 

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I didn't expect it to be referenced not just in one but two American shows, I usually don't expect 70s anime to be subjected to pop cultural osmosis in the US since they got late to the party.

Of the small minority of people who watched 70s anime and enjoined it, how much more likely than the general population were those people to end up working in the animation industry? If they were not like that to begin with, once on that track how likely were they to be exposed to and enjoy it? Who makes a lot of american animation? (hint: a lot of weebs)
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I didn't expect it to be referenced not just in one but two American shows, I usually don't expect 70s anime to be subjected to pop cultural osmosis in the US since they got late to the party.

Of the small minority of people who watched 70s anime and enjoined it, how much more likely than the general population were those people to end up working in the animation industry? If they were not like that to begin with, once on that track how likely were they to be exposed to and enjoy it? Who makes a lot of american animation? (hint: a lot of weebs)

Yes, but I noticed that american weebs (note: here you are more likely to see Lupin III t-shirts than Batman's while going for a walk so the concept of "weeb" is not as applicable here since a lot of this stuff is basically mainstream) are concentrated on rather recent stuff (no earlier than late 80s), so it's always surprising seeing something like the Lupin III cameo in Ducktales (whose source material is coincidentally VASTLY more popular here than in the US).
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So, I finished Space Pirate Captain Harlock, and I can say that even if I liked a lot of it I have found it weirdly inconsistent (a warrior alien guy looks like a humanoid alien, a few episodes later his son  and wife look completely human for example) and the way the pirate queen exits the scene in the flashback manages to be worse than Padme dying of heartbreak in Star Wars, you still have a daughter to take care of between bouts of space pirating GODDAMIT.
Though considering that according to TVtropes Mayu wasn't a thing in the original manga it might have been because nobody thought that perhaps keeping it as in the manga was a bad idea?
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When they're not afraid to kill children, then they aren't afraid to take risks with their plot.  ;) ;)

 

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Hunter x Hunter is good anime. It's like Dragonball done right. And it even has a SAO done right arc. It has heart and soul. I'm liking it.

 

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Togashi can spin a damn good shounen. Now if he could only sit down and keep writing...

 

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So I tried the first reboot of Captain Harlock (since as I mentioned I remember watching some of it mixed up with the original series when I was a child) starting with the movie Arcadia of My Youth and I wasn't able to finish it.
The scenes seem weirdly disconnected at times (the weird genetic memory thing comes out of nowhere), the dialogues have much more "anime-ness" (I don't know if the fault lays with the Italian dub however) and often come off as stilted.
And note that I liked a lot of the ideas and the new art style (apart from Tochiro, who I guess is supposed to be very short and with less than average looks, there doesn't seem to be the weird crew of dwarves of the first series at least for the hour and twenty minutes of movie I managed to watch), but the way the thing is put toghether was difficult to digest for me.
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Hunter x Hunter is good anime. It's like Dragonball done right. And it even has a SAO done right arc. It has heart and soul. I'm liking it.

I tried to watch as it aired on Toonami, but it infodumps like a mother****er which absolutely wrecks the pacing of it.

It's done well, I just couldn't get into it.

 

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Yeah it does that a bit, but I don't mind because the dumps in themselves are not dumb. And if I'm being bored to death, I just skip ahead. I haven't done that much of that though.

 

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Just passing through HardLight again, im surprised my topic is still relatively active, damn.

Anyway, some updates on my anime watching:

Im watching Overlord Season 2, Citrus and the new Cardcaptor Sakura´s anime (its quite good btw).

 

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So I recently suffered through watching the first episode of Pop Team Epic.  Even WORSE it played TWICE.  Why does this exist and where does the person who told me about it live?

What is there to watch that's actually good?
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So I recently suffered through watching the first episode of Pop Team Epic.  Even WORSE it played TWICE.  Why does this exist and where does the person who told me about it live?

The second time is with different voice actors. :P

 

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As a further attempt to counter my Steven Universe withdrawal and out of curiosity since it was often mentioned as being similar to the Ducktales reboot I've been watching Gravity Falls.
At first I wasn't particularly impressed, it was apparently mostly focused on rapidfire (and sometimes a bit mean-spirited) gags until at least the first half of season one, then it gets exponentially better and season 2 is just awesome.
I guess the thing was an intentional slowburner like the first season of Star Wars Rebels but with the additional turn-off of being a bit too focused on over-the-top comedy for an adventure show (while the first episodes of Rebels while not super duper classics were still very enjoyable even if the horizontal plot required you to squint to see it), and after seeing the rest of the series I can say you can't even skip them since a lot of stuff in those first episodes pays off later in the series.
There is some inspiration from Twin Peaks, both for the kooky country town in the northwest of the US and for the sadistic interdimensional eldritch abominations hell-bent on doing nightmarish stuff to our reality only in a more conventional adventure cartoon frame.

PS: whoever says that Webby in the new Ducktales is a Mabel ripoff probably didn't see at least one of the two series, they are completely different characters.
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Finished Iron Blooded Orphans., took me a while due to actual real life son and wife.   Firstly, I saw the Orga arc end coming a mile off and the rest of it felt a bit cobbled.   The whole atra mika blondie triangle is just weiiiiiiird.
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I didn't see the Orga arc coming. Also yes, the love triangle is... strange. Really straaannnggeee.

I also kinda liked it more when the Mobile Suits loadouts were much more ramshackle in Season 1. Like how the Barbatos would use enemy equipment.

 

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