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Response to Anime Club Apr. 12th, 2009 @ 09:19 AM Reply

I'm enjoying Armageddicon IV so far. It took me quite a while to find the hotel they moved to, but I managed to get in without missing anything. I didn't have a huge line to wait in for my badge this time; something I could never say for Ohayocon.
On Friday, I started off in the Dealers' Room, which was a tent in the parking lot, and picked up two sexy wallscrolls for $12 each and a figure of Izumi Sawatari from He Is My Master with a soft rubber chest for $25. After that, I attended the Opening Ceremonies, which became an impromptu break dancing lesson while the hosts stalled for time.
The following panel was "Distraction", based on the Comedy Central game show. I was one of the four contestants, but got knocked out in the first round; the food round. We started by wearing swim goggles with onion in them, and had to eat onion, cinnamon, lemon, wasabi, habanero peppers, some nasty candy, or any combination of the above when we buzzed in to answer the questions. I tried to eat one of each all at once in the tie-breaker and couldn't manage to swallow it. After using the provided barf bag and washing my hands thoroughly (and my shirt a little bit), I returned to watch the rest of the show. Chris, a guy who offered me some "liquid courage" was the winner, coming out with an intact wallscroll of Faye Valentine in her bikini, another Cowboy Bebop wallscroll (GE 1428) cut in half perfectly to make two decent wallscrolls, an L plush doll run through with a sword but otherwise okay, and a couple of things that were utterly destroyed.
I went to a couple of smaller panels after that; one about the science of anime and why giant humanoid robots would never be a practical solution, and the other involved holding anime characters on trial. Kamina from Gurren Lagaan and Gendo Ikari were found not guilty, and Knives from Trigun, Dante from FMA, and 4Kids were all convicted for their crimes against humanity.
Haruko Nogawa, secretary to the "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka, came here from Japan for her first appearance at an anime convention, but they put it opposite "Whose Line is it Anime?" Last but not least for opening day, "Your Favorite Anime Sucks" was fun, despite the hosts railing off so much about things other than anime, such as the couple who brought their 8-year old kid and a baby to a panel filled with coarse language.
On Saturday, I cosplayed Guile and played Street Fighter IV in Training Mode to practice his moves. By the end of the day, I posed for half a dozen pictures, one of which was with a guy dressed as Ryu; I really wanted to do a mock battle with him, but all he did was dress the part. At high noon, Dante's execution was held in the Upper Terrace, the con equivalent of Town Square. There was a cheap figure of her made of paperboard, and I think someone put a little candy in her because it went flying when we tore her apart. After that, I watched the ambitious attempt to recreate "Legends of the Hidden Temple" with a sci-fi twist. There was an "Anime Fight Club", but despite all my efforts I wasn't chosen to participate. I went back to the Dealers' Room and found a Street Fighter IV Ken action figure for $24. It's amazing that we have the same first name, blood type, and love of pasta. I spent some time watching the funniest episodes of Abenobashi, Planetes, and Gurren Lagaan before going to the Protomen concert. There was a lot of hype, including the hour-long rally on the terrace at 7, but I got bored waiting for the band to take the stage so I called it a night around 8:30.
Today, I'm wearing my tabi and going to four panels: "AnimEaster", "American vs. Japanese", and either "World History" or "Staff Picks" before catching the Closing Ceremonies.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 12th, 2009 @ 10:09 AM Reply

At 4/12/09 09:19 AM, MrTrivia wrote: Today, I'm wearing my tabi and going to four panels: "AnimEaster", "American vs. Japanese", and either "World History" or "Staff Picks" before catching the Closing Ceremonies.

On second thought, screw it. It's Easter and I'd rather be at home for dinner with my Mom, Dad, and brother.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 12th, 2009 @ 12:13 PM Reply

At 4/12/09 09:19 AM, MrTrivia wrote: picked up two sexy wallscrolls for $12 each and a figure of Izumi Sawatari from He Is My Master with a soft rubber chest for $25.

I stopped reading here because my blood was starting to boil and I was afraid I'd end up smashing my monitor if I continued.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 13th, 2009 @ 12:19 AM Reply

For some reason, I suddenly want to rewatch Zeta Gundam.

Probably because I'm too unethusiastic to watch anything subbed.

Whatever, wouldn't hurt to see it for a fifth time, since it's brilliant and doesn't get old.

Should probably finish ZZ first, though. Only got like 12 episodes to go and now the srs biz is starting to go down. I must admit, some of the more bizarre parts of the series is where the appeal lies, I don't care much for the plot or most of the characters, but any show with this much senseless woman beating HAS to be good.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 13th, 2009 @ 07:31 AM Reply

At 4/13/09 12:19 AM, Gendo wrote: but any show with this much senseless woman beating HAS to be good.

They should have never been allowed to vote, I say.

Bleh, exam week coming up, after that, I can start watching shit more regularly. Oh, and get a job for the summer.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 13th, 2009 @ 02:32 PM Reply

The second ep of FMA:B is pretty awesome in its own right.

The show is introducing a lot of plot points very early.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 14th, 2009 @ 04:14 PM Reply

I watched Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. It was very good. The only issue I can think of was the whole quote thing between Togusa and Batou. "(insert famous quote)" "sure, but (insert famous quote)" "ah, but (insert famous quote)". Shut up, you pretentious twats.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 14th, 2009 @ 05:54 PM Reply

At 4/14/09 04:14 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I watched Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. It was very good. The only issue I can think of was the whole quote thing between Togusa and Batou.

The main issue I had with the movie was that I found it incomprehensible.

It just felt like a bunch of long conversations about nothing thrown together with some amazing art.

And then some shit happened and I was confused.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 14th, 2009 @ 06:35 PM Reply

At 4/14/09 05:54 PM, Kuro wrote: The main issue I had with the movie was that I found it incomprehensible.

It just felt like a bunch of long conversations about nothing thrown together with some amazing art.

And then some shit happened and I was confused.

Mamoru Oshii tends to do this.

He'll take an established story, then drown it in unrelated symbolism you'll only find in other stories.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 14th, 2009 @ 07:02 PM Reply

The entire Bleach community is raging right now at the latest spoilers for chapter 354.

And I'm just laughing.

SPOILERS AND I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP!
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It starts from Ulquiorra's flashbacks.

It's a figure of Orihime slowly disappear (as he's turning to dust)

He is thinking a lot of things like If I cracked you guys' heads would I be able to see it? If I tried to open your skull would I understand?)

(The writer skips it)

Is this a heart?

The opening page is Ulquiorra.

The scene goes back to Yammy.

The huge reaitsu from above fades away.

Did Ichigo win...?

Yammy: Ahh... I was trying to help you, but you got beaten up in the end.

Three of them talking: "He's only number 10 so we can win..." It seems something like that is going to happen

Yammy enrages and releases! Choukyotaika (means something like turning to a giant)

At number 10 of Yammy, 1 disappears and leaves only 0.
I'm a Espada whose number is changed after the release!!

Who said Espada is number 1-10?
Actually it's 0-9

Three of them are astronished.

The scene changes to Hitsugaya
He's being pushed down

So a captain is someone like this. It's your time to die.

Finish
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END SPOILERS.

This is yet another reason why Bleach sucks and why Oda, Kishimoto, and Kubo share a huge cocaine stash.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 15th, 2009 @ 02:48 AM Reply

At 4/14/09 04:14 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I watched Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. It was very good. The only issue I can think of was the whole quote thing between Togusa and Batou. "(insert famous quote)" "sure, but (insert famous quote)" "ah, but (insert famous quote)". Shut up, you pretentious twats.

Man, do't you get it? it's way deep, dude!

Anyway, can't say before I see it, but that sounds kinda familiar from some works.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 15th, 2009 @ 06:38 AM Reply

At 4/14/09 07:02 PM, LLStarks wrote: The entire Bleach community is raging right now at the latest spoilers for chapter 354.

And I'm just laughing.
This is yet another reason why Bleach sucks and why Oda, Kishimoto, and Kubo share a huge cocaine stash.

I'm glad I got out before it was too late. I stopped after they broke into the Soul Reapers' base to rescue Rukia. Is it true that after all that effort to save her from execution, she didn't even go with them?


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 15th, 2009 @ 01:08 PM Reply

So, I have started watching Casshern Sins today. I am not sure whether I like it or not; it's a really dark story, and, as I am only at episode 4, I understand nothing of it. It has something intriguing though, and it keeps me interested.

Has anyone else seen the 'new' Casshern series?

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 16th, 2009 @ 01:36 AM Reply

At 4/15/09 11:55 PM, Mendou wrote: Nope, but the character designs are pretty interesting to me, I'm gonna give it a watch sometime.

To be fair, I actually thought they were designed by CLAMP, as the characters extremely resembled 'people' from Code Geass.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 16th, 2009 @ 03:33 PM Reply

At 4/16/09 12:36 PM, Mendou wrote:
At 4/16/09 01:36 AM, SuperFlonic wrote:

To be fair, I actually thought they were designed by CLAMP, as the characters extremely resembled 'people' from Code Geass.
I'm looking through some pictures and I'm not seeing any resemblance.

Well, it's a lot less pointy. Must be me then.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 16th, 2009 @ 03:40 PM Reply

At 4/16/09 01:36 AM, SuperFlonic wrote: To be fair, I actually thought they were designed by CLAMP, as the characters extremely resembled 'people' from Code Geass.

THIN PEOPLE = GEASS

No.

Now for some Baking Boss.

this reminds me I must start Casshern

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 16th, 2009 @ 08:51 PM Reply

I saw a live action movie called Casshern, which was pretty bad. I haven't heard of the anime until now.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 02:30 AM Reply

At 4/13/09 02:32 PM, LLStarks wrote: The second ep of FMA:B is pretty awesome in its own right.

watched the two episodes that are out right now and they are very very good. guessing it's following the manga?

At 4/14/09 04:14 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: Shut up, you pretentious twats.

But it was still pretty good. From an intellectual standpoint it was damn good.

At 4/14/09 07:02 PM, LLStarks wrote: The entire Bleach community is raging right now at the latest spoilers for chapter 354.

HAHA! that is rich! oh why do i still read this series?


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 07:04 AM Reply

At 4/16/09 08:51 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I saw a live action movie called Casshern, which was pretty bad. I haven't heard of the anime until now.

Speaking of live-action, apparently Death Note: L, Change the World will be in theaters two nights only - Japanese with English subtitles on Wednesday, April 29 and dubbed in English by the anime's US version voice actors on Thursday, April 30. It covers the 23 days L had left after writing his own name in the Death Note. I don't know which one I want to see more, but I'm pretty sure I can't get both days off work.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 07:33 AM Reply

Anime to live action translations don´t work.. Manga is a different scenario. The Ichi the killer movie was awesome.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 08:04 AM Reply

At 4/16/09 08:51 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I saw a live action movie called Casshern, which was pretty bad. I haven't heard of the anime until now.

I hear two sides of the story. I am going to rent Casshern, since some people liked it (good music, moderate acting, awesome action), but it may also be crap. Oh well, I'll see later.

Currently at episode 12. It's not slow, but there is still much to understand.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 11:15 PM Reply

At 4/17/09 02:30 AM, Kisuke wrote: watched the two episodes that are out right now and they are very very good. guessing it's following the manga?

Yeah.

I'm wondering how it'll turn out, since the first half of the anime's similar to the manga.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 07:38 AM Reply

At 4/17/09 07:04 AM, MrTrivia wrote: Speaking of live-action, apparently Death Note: L, Change the World will be in theaters two nights only - Japanese with English subtitles on Wednesday, April 29 and dubbed in English by the anime's US version voice actors on Thursday, April 30. It covers the 23 days L had left after writing his own name in the Death Note. I don't know which one I want to see more, but I'm pretty sure I can't get both days off work.

Who cares about Death Note, the movies sucked big time. I really regret buying it, even though it was really cheap.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 08:03 AM Reply

I'm not usually one to watch AMV's, because as a general rule, I hate the damn things. However, I was poking around on youtube, and found this. It may be one of the mos well put together AMV's I've ever seen.

Also, I secretly love Jonathon Coulton.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 08:06 AM Reply

At 4/17/09 07:33 AM, DeIirium wrote: Anime to live action translations don´t work..

I would like to point out that the Speed Racer movie was awesome...

Manga is a different scenario. The Ichi the killer movie was awesome.

...and also that Death Note is a manga.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 08:14 AM Reply

At 4/18/09 08:06 AM, Kuro wrote: ...and also that Death Note is a manga.

Pssh, lies.

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Response to Anime Club Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 02:04 PM Reply

At 4/17/09 02:30 AM, Kisuke wrote: But it was still pretty good. From an intellectual standpoint it was damn good.

I enjoyed the movie.

At 4/17/09 07:33 AM, DeIirium wrote: Anime to live action translations don´t work.. Manga is a different scenario. The Ichi the killer movie was awesome.

I thought it was quite amusing.


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 03:03 PM Reply

At 4/18/09 08:06 AM, Kuro wrote:
At 4/17/09 07:33 AM, DeIirium wrote:
Manga is a different scenario. The Ichi the killer movie was awesome.
...and also that Death Note is a manga.

Lol, what a stupid mistake for me to make.

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At 4/15/09 01:08 PM, SuperFlonic wrote: So, I have started watching Casshern Sins today. I am not sure whether I like it or not; it's a really dark story, and, as I am only at episode 4, I understand nothing of it. It has something intriguing though, and it keeps me interested.

Has anyone else seen the 'new' Casshern series?

Yeah I have it's hard to catch on but it's good too watch well to me it is but in time you'll catch on


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Response to Anime Club Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 03:59 PM Reply

At 4/18/09 08:06 AM, Kuro wrote: ...and also that Death Note is a manga.

You know what else was a Manga before a movie adaptation? Flower of Flesh and Blood.

Also, Hitler.


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