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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 02:37:21 Reply

I haven't seen Princess Mononoke, of the Miyazaki films I've seen, Spirited away is simply the best. The story is good, the animation sublime, and it's a good balance of plot elements, while other movies, like Laputa or Kiki's Delivary Service go bit too much in one extreme.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 03:20:41 Reply

Dude, you must see Princess Mononoke, you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't

It has a strong environmentalist theme and is the largest, most epic Miyazaki tale. Not only the movie itself but even some of the voice talent.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 13:45:55 Reply

I plan to see Princess Mononoke at the earliest possibility, but as averse as I am to this consept of b-u-y, I own several Miyazaki films on DVD, and will be waiting for the Finnish release of this one, too.

Mononoke, on the other hand, is a complletely different anime series, which I plan on seeing if only because I have a massive boner for the lead character:

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 16:36:53 Reply

At 7/1/10 03:16 PM, Mendou wrote: I'm waiting for stateside releases of Ghibli films on bluray. Don't know if it will happen, though.

I've seen My Neighbour Totoro as well as a few other Studio Ghibli films on Bluray, so I'm sure the rest of them will adventually come out. I can't think of any specific ones, but I remember seeing quite a lot of them though.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 18:33:19 Reply

hey...may i still join this?

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 19:21:08 Reply

At 7/1/10 06:33 PM, carinaleblanc wrote: hey...may i still join this?

Sure. Just post things related to the topic of 'anime'.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 20:22:23 Reply

Hoo boy...

Anyone want to take bets as to who gets cast and how bad they're gonna suck?
And whether or not they censor it into oblivion?


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 20:46:13 Reply

I think Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and Spirited Away are a three-way tie for my favorite Miyazaki movie.

My friend likes to play the one song from Nausicaa on his guitar. The one with the little girl who sounds like she's saying meow. "meoow...meow meow-meow-meow meooow meow". It sounds better on guitar.

Am ah sayin' meow? Am ah sayin' MEOW?
At 7/1/10 01:45 PM, JohnnyWang wrote: Mononoke, on the other hand, is a complletely different anime series, which I plan on seeing if only because I have a massive boner for the lead character:

That's a continuation/spinoff/something of a story arc of another show, Ayakashi. I tried to watch the first episode of Ayakashi, but it was loaded with all these cultural notes before anything even happened and I wasn't following what was going on. I'll probably give it another go sometime because Mononoke looks really interesting and I'd like to watch Ayakashi first.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 21:01:05 Reply

At 7/1/10 08:22 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: Hoo boy...

Anyone want to take bets as to who gets cast and how bad they're gonna suck?
And whether or not they censor it into oblivion?

What on Earth is there to censor in K-On!?

Though I have only watched the first season. Maybe in the second season it devolves into hardcore pornography.

As a side note, it's very difficult to have the title of 'K-On!' at the end of a sentence without sounding like you're shouting.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 21:09:09 Reply

hey d-gray man, a yes anime or a fail anime.

also an ok anime/

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 21:13:39 Reply

At 7/1/10 09:01 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 7/1/10 08:22 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: Hoo boy...

Anyone want to take bets as to who gets cast and how bad they're gonna suck?
And whether or not they censor it into oblivion?
What on Earth is there to censor in K-On!?

There are corporate logos in each and every episode. If you ever watched the English dub of Code Geass, you'll note that they censored out all the Biglobe and Pizza Hut logos.

Though I have only watched the first season. Maybe in the second season it devolves into hardcore pornography.

Hahaha, no.
I've actually seen part of season 2 and there's no porn. Plenty of stupid antics, but no porn.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 23:05:06 Reply

At 7/1/10 09:13 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: There are corporate logos in each and every episode. If you ever watched the English dub of Code Geass, you'll note that they censored out all the Biglobe and Pizza Hut logos.

I guess you could say that's one of the very few times that censorship can be used for good. I find that the ads feel out of place and become a bit of a distraction when watching the show. It's not a big deal, but I would prefer the ads not to be there.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-01 23:13:36 Reply

At 7/1/10 09:09 PM, kidd25 wrote: hey d-gray man, a yes anime or a fail anime.

also an ok anime/

I'd say D-Gray Man is the one series that you're better off watching than reading. The manga is so cluttered and borderline indecipherable at times that I completely lost track of the plot.

I still try to follow but somewhere along the way I lost the point of it. Probably because my heart was in so many series at one time that I just lost it in the flow.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 01:12:13 Reply

At 7/1/10 08:22 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: Anyone want to take bets as to who gets cast and how bad they're gonna suck?
And whether or not they censor it into oblivion?

A more pressing question is, who cares? It's K-On.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 02:36:58 Reply

At 7/1/10 11:05 PM, Deadly-Shadow wrote: I guess you could say that's one of the very few times that censorship can be used for good. I find that the ads feel out of place and become a bit of a distraction when watching the show. It's not a big deal, but I would prefer the ads not to be there.

Unfortunately in K-ON!, that's not the case.
The girls' instruments and equipment are actual models produced by real instrument manufacturers, and digitally airbrushing them out would ruin entire plot lines. For example, one of the episodes centers around Yui trying to purchase a guitar from a local music shop, and the main reason the guitar is so expensive is it's a Gibson Les Paul Standard.
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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 06:27:16 Reply

At 7/1/10 09:13 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote:
At 7/1/10 09:01 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 7/1/10 08:22 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: Hoo boy...

Anyone want to take bets as to who gets cast and how bad they're gonna suck?
And whether or not they censor it into oblivion?
What on Earth is there to censor in K-On!?
There are corporate logos in each and every episode. If you ever watched the English dub of Code Geass, you'll note that they censored out all the Biglobe and Pizza Hut logos.

The real question is why the fuck do you care so much? Shouldn't you watch the show for the show and not the corporate logos in what I can assume is largely in the background?

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 07:04:45 Reply

At 7/2/10 06:27 AM, MattTheParanoidKat wrote:
At 7/1/10 09:13 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote:
At 7/1/10 09:01 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 7/1/10 08:22 PM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote:
The real question is why the fuck do you care so much? Shouldn't you watch the show for the show and not the corporate logos in what I can assume is largely in the background?

Exactly, it's not like they're stopping the action midway and saying

'HOOOOOOLLLLLDDDD IT!!! THis scene was sponsored by Vagisil, Vaginal Creme! Enjoy the show and remember VAGISIL!!!!!'

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 07:16:04 Reply

At 7/2/10 02:36 AM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: The girls' instruments and equipment are actual models produced by real instrument manufacturers, and digitally airbrushing them out would ruin entire plot lines. For example, one of the episodes centers around Yui trying to purchase a guitar from a local music shop, and the main reason the guitar is so expensive is it's a Gibson Les Paul Standard.

If they actually say 'Les Paul', then there's no way to censor the subbed version. 'Les Paul' in Japanese is the same as in English.

If they don't, then it's not an issue. It doesn't matter that the guitar is a Les Paul. It just needs to be an expensive, vintage guitar.

I can't imagine it would take them a lot of effort to get permission to use that brand in the show, though. It's not as if the show's a barrage of product placement.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 10:11:48 Reply

At 7/2/10 07:16 AM, Aigis wrote:
If they actually say 'Les Paul', then there's no way to censor the subbed version. 'Les Paul' in Japanese is the same as in English.

They can cut the scene or just not put out a subbed version at all.

If they don't, then it's not an issue. It doesn't matter that the guitar is a Les Paul. It just needs to be an expensive, vintage guitar.

It still looks like a Les Paui, and if they say it's something else, Gibson can sue for trademark infringement.

I can't imagine it would take them a lot of effort to get permission to use that brand in the show, though. It's not as if the show's a barrage of product placement.

As far as I know, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, the folks who regulate all electromagnetic transmissions for the United States) has a rule that states that product placement can only take place in live-action prime-time programming or something to the effect. It has to do with reducing the ways companies can market to children (alas, the old "cartoons are for kids" myth).


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 10:59:28 Reply

Gebson Los Pauls?


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 12:38:39 Reply

At 7/2/10 12:36 PM, ChuckDude131 wrote: Hey guys theres this show I really like and I really want to watch it

It's called The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Anyone here ever heard of it, seen it or liked it?

I would like to hear what you guys think about it.

I'm not watching it because it looks really stupid and if i'd watch it i wouldn't like it.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 13:19:10 Reply

At 7/2/10 12:36 PM, ChuckDude131 wrote: Hey guys theres this show I really like and I really want to watch it

It's called The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Anyone here ever heard of it, seen it or liked it?

I would like to hear what you guys think about it.

I enjoyed the first season, but the second was shit due to the whole "Endless Eight" segment. I won't spoil it for you, but it's one of the dumbest things ever done in the entire history of TV.

Also, if you decide to watch it, make sure it's in chronological order. The original TV brodcast had its episodes mixed up, so certain websites might list it according to the original brodcast or the DVD order.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 16:31:06 Reply

At 7/2/10 01:19 PM, Deadly-Shadow wrote: I enjoyed the first season, but the second was shit due to the whole "Endless Eight" segment. I won't spoil it for you, but it's one of the dumbest things ever done in the entire history of TV.

I loved secccond season, endless eight and all (though I admit fatigue near the half way of it, it could have been pulled off with four episodes, I think). The series is a bit silly in many aspects, and has a bit of a batshit fandom at times, but I enjoy it, because it has a unique touch, ironically, by repeating a lot of the cliches and formulas in Anime.

It's not the best show ever, sure, but it's entertaining, and for 2006 and 2010, the first and second series do make it to the top five lists of those two years.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 17:13:37 Reply

soo yeah i might be late on this, but who the hell is excited for Black%u2605Rock Shooter?

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 17:23:16 Reply

The whole "Endless Eight" thing was definitely among the most epic and successful trolling of the otaku population. Ever.

Anyways, I just finished Clannad After Story today after watching episode after episode like a madman. Personally I think it's the best series I've seen to date. Strangely though, my favorite character is Tomoyo. I guess there's something about tough yet reserved and polite girls that turns me on. Plus she's easy on the eyes.


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At 7/2/10 05:23 PM, TailsPrower wrote: The whole "Endless Eight" thing was definitely among the most epic and successful trolling of the otaku population. Ever.

I still don't understand how that idea got approved though. If they were recycling the same footage for each episode, then it would be easy to see why they could get away with it. Instead, they reanimated it for all eight episodes, which seems like a massive waste of money and effort.

Seriously, I want to know how much money they pissed away on that entire arc.


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At 7/2/10 05:13 PM, SessileNomad wrote: soo yeah i might be late on this, but who the hell is excited for Black%u2605Rock Shooter?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWSeSlH-G dw

So, is it out yet or no?
And are there any voice actors?


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 21:36:15 Reply

Would this be the place for me to rant and rave about how awesome My Neighbor Totoro is?

Because I just watched it and I officially fell in love with it. Does anyone else feel the same way?

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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 22:04:44 Reply

At 7/2/10 09:36 PM, puddinN64 wrote: Would this be the place for me to rant and rave about how awesome My Neighbor Totoro is?

Because I just watched it and I officially fell in love with it. Does anyone else feel the same way?

great family movie. I saw some stuffed dolls of Totoro and the cat bus in a store and almost got one for my niece. eh, she has so many toys, anyway.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-07-02 22:14:59 Reply

Just picked up Hellgirl. Going to finish The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya then either opt to watch Hellgirl, or Samurai Champloo for the first time.
Also, picked up the original Fist of the North Star movie, going to have to give it a play through. I've only heard good things about it.