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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 01:59:18 Reply

At 6/2/10 01:56 AM, KermitTheMuppet wrote:
At 6/2/10 01:34 AM, Gobblemeister wrote:
I have not seen it myself but I've heard Grave of the Fireflies is an excellent film

It's anti war but it's still war, kind of like All Quiet on the Western Front
Yes, it is actually. Perfect example right there, although it's not a modern war anime film, it depicts the experiences of two youth during WW2.

I Hate to sound like a noob and all, but what site would I use to watch it?


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 02:00:36 Reply

At 6/2/10 01:56 AM, KermitTheMuppet wrote:
Yes, it is actually. Perfect example right there, although it's not a modern war anime film, it depicts the experiences of two youth during WW2.

Actually, it's not a very good analogy. Grave of the Fireflies is a great movie, and very touching, but it's very different from All Quiet on the Western Front or any other battlefront story. The only act of war you see is the firebombing of Kobe in the beginning. The rest is the two kids in the countrysiide *SPOILER* slowly starving to death from the big brother's incoompotence at keeping house *SPOILER*.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 02:09:38 Reply

At 6/2/10 01:59 AM, Zakkles wrote: I Hate to sound like a noob and all, but what site would I use to watch it?

Netflix?


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 02:10:21 Reply

At 6/2/10 02:00 AM, JohnnyWang wrote:
At 6/2/10 01:56 AM, KermitTheMuppet wrote:
Actually, it's not a very good analogy. Grave of the Fireflies is a great movie, and very touching, but it's very different from All Quiet on the Western Front or any other battlefront story. The only act of war you see is the firebombing of Kobe in the beginning. The rest is the two kids in the countrysiide *SPOILER* slowly starving to death from the big brother's incoompotence at keeping house *SPOILER*.

Ah...As I said I had not actually seen the film (I would like to) but I had been under the impression that it was the story of boys forced into war and it's atrocities.

However further research shows that I was in fact mistaken to think so. It's more a story of innocence destroyed by war through the effects on those who DON'T participate.

So no running and gunning here.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 02:28:20 Reply

All this talk about Lucky Star made me interested in checking out Kyoto Animation's more recent series, K-On.

It's mildly entertaining, but I feel weird about watching a show about high school girls now that I'm not in high school any more.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 02:30:27 Reply

At 6/2/10 02:28 AM, Mendou wrote:
At 6/2/10 12:26 AM, Zakkles wrote: Does anyone know a modern war anime that has nothing to do with giant robots or nuclear apocalypses? I'm trying to find a good one, but no luck.
Try Pumpkin Scissors, yo.

Thanks, looking it up now.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 09:27:02 Reply

At 6/2/10 02:28 AM, Aigis wrote: All this talk about Lucky Star made me interested in checking out Kyoto Animation's more recent series, K-On.

It's mildly entertaining, but I feel weird about watching a show about high school girls now that I'm not in high school any more.

I'm supposed to be studying, but I decided to procrastinate by watching another episode of this show.

Turns out the episode I watched was about one of the characters failing a test because she was procrastinating too much.

Screw this show for making me feel terrible.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 10:11:26 Reply

Man, Grave of the Fireflies is a freaking sad movie.

At 6/1/10 09:43 PM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: Just picked up the complete series of Wolf's Rain. Got it for $10 thanks to having a 25 dollar coupon from Best Buy.

This show has been sitting on my Netflix queue for a while. That might be the next show I start, after I watch the last season of the Wire.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 14:45:49 Reply

At 6/2/10 10:11 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: Man, Grave of the Fireflies is a freaking sad movie.

I tried to watch it a year ago and got too depressed half way through and had to stop :x


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 14:46:56 Reply

At 6/2/10 02:45 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote:
At 6/2/10 10:11 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: Man, Grave of the Fireflies is a freaking sad movie.
I tried to watch it a year ago and got too depressed half way through and had to stop :x

I've seen stuff about it

It almost looks like a Miyazaki film but more about humanism than environmentalism

Would you say this is a fair assumption?

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 15:36:53 Reply

At 6/2/10 02:46 PM, Gobblemeister wrote: It almost looks like a Miyazaki film but more about humanism than environmentalism

I would say that the film is humanist, but it's not about humanism.

It's about the horrors of war. And, to a lesser extent, why stubbornness sucks.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 19:12:05 Reply

Any hardcore Bleach-tards in here?
I have some news for you.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-02 21:28:56 Reply

At 6/2/10 07:12 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: Any hardcore Bleach-tards in here?
I have some news for you.

I'm guessing hard-core means they watch the sub considering it's crunchyroll. I would have read the whole thing but didn't feel like it.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 00:38:29 Reply

At 6/2/10 09:28 PM, giveupyourwaffles wrote:
At 6/2/10 07:12 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: Any hardcore Bleach-tards in here?
I have some news for you.
I'm guessing hard-core means they watch the sub considering it's crunchyroll. I would have read the whole thing but didn't feel like it.
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Yeah, that's pretty much who I had in mind.
I personally don't care; I hate Viz with every fiber of my being, so I'm not going to watch it.
They only have two shows I'm following right now, and you can probably guess which ones.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 08:46:51 Reply

At 6/1/10 09:43 PM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: Just picked up the complete series of Wolf's Rain. Got it for $10 thanks to having a 25 dollar coupon from Best Buy.

Excellent! Wonderful series with a beautiful soundtrack as well. High tier this one is.

At 6/2/10 01:56 AM, KermitTheMuppet wrote: Yes, it is actually. Perfect example right there, although it's not a modern war anime film, it depicts the experiences of two youth during WW2.

Been meaning to watch it one of these days but I'm too busy playing the vidya to watch anything. That and working like a slave too boot.

Picked up Paprika, Tekkonkinkret and Dead Space: Downfall all for around 20$. I don't know if any of you are aware but Movie Gallery is going out of business and all of their stores are selling everything pretty cheap. I'd suggest giving your local one(if you have one)a look to see if they have anything you might fancy.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 12:44:26 Reply

hey if you guys wants lots of anime to watch for free go to AnimeFreak


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 13:17:14 Reply

MAt 6/3/10 12:44 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:

hey if you guys wants lots of anime to watch for free go to AnimeFreak

I've been there before, I really don't recommend it at all. As Mendou said, It's low quality trash compared to a lot of other places.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 14:10:33 Reply

At 6/3/10 12:44 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: hey if you guys wants lots of anime to watch for free go to AnimeFreak

you do realize there are official streaming channels (not to mention full episodes on youtube) where you can watch the stuff for free and still give the company ad revenue? not to mention the quality is normally decent to high level on most official streams I've seen.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 14:34:43 Reply

its better than nothing plus theres no time limit like some other sites that do it for free. just think it about that.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 16:36:36 Reply

Been watching Pumpkin Scissors, freaking awesome. I like the idea and everything.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 20:54:42 Reply

At 6/3/10 04:04 PM, Mendou wrote: Why would you watch blurry garbage instead of decent to actual HD quality? Completely free and legal.

There's actually a pretty large number of high quality anime videos on Youtube.

About as high quality as I'd get downloading something from Veoh, with the added bonus of instant loading.

I only really use websites like that for fansubs though, because no matter what it's still better to watch this stuff on DVD. Or Blu-Ray if possible.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 21:23:19 Reply

At 6/3/10 08:54 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 6/3/10 04:04 PM, Mendou wrote:
I only really use websites like that for fansubs though, because no matter what it's still better to watch this stuff on DVD. Or Blu-Ray if possible.

I may be in the minority here, but I generally don't like fansubs at all, partly because the majority of the fansubs are generally catered to the "Weeaboo" crowd with abuse of random cursing and words like nee-sama, kawaii and baka.

The only time I would watch fansubs would be if the show I like will probably never get dubbed. I put my faith in accurate subbing {and dubbing} in the hands of professionals, {i.e Funimation}, plus you would supporting the anime industry by buying anime DVDs, posters, games, etc.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-03 21:33:39 Reply

At 6/3/10 08:54 PM, Aigis wrote: because no matter what it's still better to watch this stuff on DVD. Or Blu-Ray if possible.

But they're extremely expensive and only sold at specialty stores like HMV and Best Buy, which costs me a lot of gas money in the long run. That's why I really want to be able to buy it digitally, it's significantly cheaper and saves me the trouble of having to track it down. Unfortunatly, being a Canadian and all, sites like Funimation won't sell their anime digitally in Canada due to licensing reasons.

Anyway, while we're on the subject of buying anime, I was considering getting Evangelion 1.11 since I've heard it's supposed to be good. Not to mention, my Blu-Ray collection is pretty pathetic right now. At the moment I only own two Blu-Ray movies, which are Up and Distict-9.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-04 00:03:16 Reply

At 6/3/10 09:23 PM, orangebomb wrote: I may be in the minority here, but I generally don't like fansubs at all, partly because the majority of the fansubs are generally catered to the "Weeaboo" crowd with abuse of random cursing and words like nee-sama, kawaii and baka.

To be fair, Japanese honourifics don't have a direct English translation. I remember seeing the dub of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and they translated the 'Suzumiya-san' said by Kyon as 'Miss Suzumiya', which was quite awkward.

Of course if I was translating it, I'd just replace 'nee-sama' or whatever with the character's name. Unless it was particularly important to the meaning.

I'm not sure if I've ever seen a fansub that didn't translate words like 'kawaii' and 'baka'. Except for that dumb image I keep seeing that says 'TL Note: 'Hai' means 'yes'.

The only time I would watch fansubs would be if the show I like will probably never get dubbed. I put my faith in accurate subbing {and dubbing} in the hands of professionals, {i.e Funimation}, plus you would supporting the anime industry by buying anime DVDs, posters, games, etc.

There are a lot of great fansub groups out there. A bunch of people that learned Japanese and then are left thinking "shit, what can I do with this language?"

At 6/3/10 09:33 PM, Deadly-Shadow wrote: But they're extremely expensive and only sold at specialty stores like HMV and Best Buy

I'm signed up to an online DVD rental service. I can get out unlimited DVDs for 30 bucks a month.

I can get out 6 at a time, and when I finish watching one I just send it back.


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Question, anyone heard of the Anime "Rainbow". Is it any good?


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-04 04:19:50 Reply

Just stumbled across Lupin: The III - The Castle of Cagliostro for a good price and picked it up.
I've really got a large amount of series and movies to watch. So tonight I'll finish up around 4 more episodes of Cowboy BeBop, then check out this Lupin movie.
Really need to finish the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, started watching it months ago, but got sidetracked by other things and have yet to finish it. Was very impressed with what I saw.

I'm also guessing the next convention I'm going to attend will have good deals from private vendors on Anime series, as they did at my previous convention. So going to save up a little for that.

Also, Lupin's a sexy beast, if he were to have a mustache, and a goat beard in addition to his lovely sideburns, he'd look a tad too much like me.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-04 10:33:41 Reply

Finished the first season of K-On!

I actually really enjoyed it, in the end.

It was funny, I liked the characters, and I was able to fairly easily suffer through the more annoying repeated jokes (Mio's constant cowering, for example), and the occasional fanservice, which makes me feel like a pervert considering the girls are supposed to be 15 or 16 or whatever.

I like to think of the show as just one big 'fuck you' to musicians, and the hard work they put into learning how to make music.

"Oh, but I don't know how to play guitar. I've never played a musical instrument."
"No problem, we'll just buy you a guitar. You should be able to play it professionally within about three weeks, I'd say."

"Oh shit, we don't have any lyrics for our songs"
"Whatever, I'll just write them tonight in twenty minutes or so"
"Ever written lyrics before?"
"No, fuck that it's not hard."

"You think we need to practise our songs?"
"Fuck practice. Musicians don't need to practice shit."

What I did find strange was that none of the characters pointed out that their teacher is a pretty creepy lesbian.

Even after lines like:

"I can't tell the difference between you two without glasses. I guess I'll just have to tell by comparing breast sizes."

What the fuck?

And then the girls keep asking about whether she has a boyfriend. Yeah right.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-04 11:52:56 Reply

At 6/4/10 10:33 AM, Aigis wrote: Finished the first season of K-On!

I've been thinking of checking K-On out for a while. Heard many good things about it, including the "perverted fanservice" you mentioned.
Always a nice touch.

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At 6/4/10 04:19 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: Just stumbled across Lupin: The III - The Castle of Cagliostro for a good price and picked it up.

Fucking awesome movie. Brilliantly animated, lighthearted, and just plain fun.
It's aroused my desire for adventure IRL.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-04 19:47:29 Reply

At 6/4/10 11:52 AM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: Heard many good things about it, including the "perverted fanservice" you mentioned.
Always a nice touch.

I just found it really annoying. Luckily it didn't occur that often.


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At 6/4/10 05:12 PM, Mendou wrote:
At 6/4/10 01:49 AM, JohnnyWang wrote: Question, anyone heard of the Anime "Rainbow". Is it any good?
NO BUT I ASSUME IT'S FULL OF FUCKING QUEERS BECAUSE OF THE TITLE.

GET THAT SHIT OUT OF HERE.

actually dude rainbow is baller.

so is HEROMAN

also mendou you're pretty queer so if it was gay you'd end up liking it no matter what!

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