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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-24 19:44:11 Reply

At 6/24/10 07:13 PM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: In the UK and many other countries, owning this forbidden tome could get you in some serious trouble...

Care to explain what that is? If it is something to do with lolicon or something like that, then it would be illegal, but I'm simply curious to know what it is.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-24 21:48:10 Reply

At 6/24/10 07:44 PM, orangebomb wrote: Care to explain what that is? If it is something to do with lolicon or something like that, then it would be illegal, but I'm simply curious to know what it is.

It's actually a 300-Billion Volt subatomic Raygun with Gameboy/Avance/DS compatibility, MP3 player and full internet access.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-24 22:46:10 Reply

At 6/24/10 07:13 PM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: In the UK and many other countries, owning this forbidden tome could get you in some serious trouble...

I wonder who would actually be willing to enforce it though. I know it's illegal to have that in Canada, but I honestly can't see any officer going out of their way to arrest you for having it. Better yet, how exactly would one get caught with it in the first place? As long as you didn't tell anyone about it, I don't see how you could ever get caught.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-24 23:01:15 Reply

I checked out this Soul Eater that people were talking about.

I quite like the style, and the action's quite good.

But god. The humour is awful. Most of the dialogue in the first episode is about breasts and nosebleeds. And most of the character interactions involve one hitting another.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 01:49:10 Reply

At 6/24/10 10:46 PM, Deadly-Shadow wrote:
At 6/24/10 07:13 PM, BaronVonBadGuy wrote: In the UK and many other countries, owning this forbidden tome could get you in some serious trouble...
I wonder who would actually be willing to enforce it though. I know it's illegal to have that in Canada, but I honestly can't see any officer going out of their way to arrest you for having it. Better yet, how exactly would one get caught with it in the first place? As long as you didn't tell anyone about it, I don't see how you could ever get caught.

At least in the United States, they'd catch you the same way they caught Christopher Handley: through the mail system. If you bought it at a convention or something and it managed to slip under the radar there, the only way I can think of they can catch you with it would be either a bystander snitches on you or the cops find it while searching your house on another warrant (extreme example, I know, but it's realistic).


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 02:43:42 Reply

At 6/25/10 01:49 AM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: At least in the United States, they'd catch you the same way they caught Christopher Handley: through the mail system. If you bought it at a convention or something and it managed to slip under the radar there, the only way I can think of they can catch you with it would be either a bystander snitches on you or the cops find it while searching your house on another warrant (extreme example, I know, but it's realistic).

To be fair, Christopher Handley pussed out and plead guilty instead of going through an expensive trial he really couldn't afford.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 03:53:04 Reply

At 6/22/10 04:26 PM, Molotov wrote: Bleach 267 released today. =D

FUCK YES BARRAGAN

I've been waiting to say that all week

Anyway, I was watching Avatar this week because it was an extras special. It's kind of like Pop Up video but somewhat amusing and not annoying. I was wondering, do you guys consider Avatar anime? I think so. It has the art style, the themes, the humor, and the action expected of a shonen manga. A lot of people say that because it isn't explicitly made in Japan that it isn't.

I gotta say though I love watching this show again. I loved it the first time through but the extras are nice ways of adding to the experience. It has a good sense of humor about and because it's on Nick I don't have to stomach bad perverted jokes and fanservice.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 04:10:06 Reply

At 6/25/10 03:53 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: A lot of people say that because it isn't explicitly made in Japan that it isn't.

The definition of an 'anime' as it pertains to animation (in Western countries) is an animation made in Japan. It's not a description of a particular style, or a particular set of themes.

Every animation that is made inside of Japan is an 'anime' and no animation that is made outside of Japan is an 'anime'. Unless you're speaking in Japanese in which every animation is an 'anime'.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 04:26:52 Reply

At 6/25/10 04:10 AM, Aigis wrote:
At 6/25/10 03:53 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: A lot of people say that because it isn't explicitly made in Japan that it isn't.
The definition of an 'anime' as it pertains to animation (in Western countries) is an animation made in Japan. It's not a description of a particular style, or a particular set of themes.

I always figured it was a style or a genre.

I find it certainly looks like an Anime and doesn't look like an American cartoon.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 11:11:45 Reply

At 6/24/10 11:01 PM, Aigis wrote: I checked out this Soul Eater that people were talking about.

I quite like the style, and the action's quite good.

But god. The humour is awful. Most of the dialogue in the first episode is about breasts and nosebleeds. And most of the character interactions involve one hitting another.

Yeah, I also watched the first episode a few days ago. The style and action are all there, but it's full of that typical anime humour that really pisses me off. It would be a great show, but I hate all the pointless shouting and humour that only fourteen-year-olds would find funny.

There are a lot of funny anime series that I like, but the humour found in these types of series always make me more annoyed than ammused.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 18:18:00 Reply

At 6/25/10 02:43 AM, MattTheParanoidKat wrote:
At 6/25/10 01:49 AM, HibiscusKazeneko wrote: At least in the United States, they'd catch you the same way they caught Christopher Handley: through the mail system. If you bought it at a convention or something and it managed to slip under the radar there, the only way I can think of they can catch you with it would be either a bystander snitches on you or the cops find it while searching your house on another warrant (extreme example, I know, but it's realistic).
To be fair, Christopher Handley pussed out and plead guilty instead of going through an expensive trial he really couldn't afford.

True, true. If he had gone through with the trial, we wouldn't all have to walk on eggshells like we're doing now (at least, not to the same degree).


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-25 18:24:54 Reply

At 6/25/10 11:11 AM, Deadly-Shadow wrote: Yeah, I also watched the first episode a few days ago. The style and action are all there, but it's full of that typical anime humour that really pisses me off. It would be a great show, but I hate all the pointless shouting and humour that only fourteen-year-olds would find funny.

I watched a few more episodes and while I still think the humour is annoying (especially that loud blue haired character), the action makes up for it.

And, at the very least, I thought Dr. Frankenstein was funny.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-26 02:17:40 Reply

At 6/25/10 06:55 PM, LaForge wrote: I don't know what you guys have against Soul Eater's sense of humor. It's all a little cliche (rapidly falling down in surprise and nosebleeds) but I think it's effective. I've pretty much made it all the way through the series and I've laughed a lot.

A little cliche? I'm fairly certain in the amount I watched there wasn't a single joke I hadn't already heard before, and hated.

Characters being loud and annoying, people hitting each other for next to no reason, ridiculously exagerated facial expressions, and female nudity aren't things I find funny.

But the point I think you guys are missing is the comedy of the show isn't it's selling point. It's the stellar production quality. It just has that new anime smell to it. The fight scenes aren't bogged down by monologues and most battles last only 5 minutes, not 5 episodes.

I did sit down and watch like five episodes of it (I need more things to do), so I'm not dismissing it based on the comedy.

I enjoy the action and that's what keeping me watching. The comedy is just the thing that's trying as hard as possible to stop me watching it.

It's a great anime and giving grief over your poor sense of humor I think doesn't serve the show justice.

Poor sense of humour?

I'm sorry that I'm not twelve years old anymore, but that doesn't mean that my sense of humour is poor.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-26 20:45:23 Reply

Hey guys, just poppin in again to see how y'all doing. Hope everyone's enjoying their summer so far! As for myself, I started Clannad today and watched straight through episode 11 in one sitting... well almost one sitting - bathroom breaks and searching for my favorite hat, which I later remembered I left at my cousin's house a few days ago, don't count.

I guess I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff since I also did thoroughly enjoyed Kanon (2006) about a year ago. There were a ton of moments where I couldn't stop laughing and others that got my eyes moist... NO TEARS THOUGH (must be a man). But at this point I can't shake the feeling that the Fujibayashi twins and the Hiiragi twins from Lucky Star share more than subtle parallels - all the more reason to love em both XD

Anyways, have a good one!


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-27 05:04:09 Reply

Okay wow.

I have to hand it to Soul Eater.

If there was ever a show that I was not expecting to be referenced in a shonen anime it was Twin Peaks.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-27 09:05:04 Reply

At 6/27/10 05:04 AM, Aigis wrote: Okay wow.

I have to hand it to Soul Eater.

If there was ever a show that I was not expecting to be referenced in a shonen anime it was Twin Peaks.

Indeed, there really wasn't a series that even tried to reference Twin Peaks before (at least not to my knowledge). Also I have to agree with most of the people here on topic of Soul Eater. The series is definitely top notch, although I had hoped that it wouldn't end on a filler, which is a shame. Nonetheless a great series and as mentioned before, one of the best on the marketplace right now.

As for the Korn dude, if you're still here reading (since you probably had nothing else in life besides Korn music), I legit lol'd at your statement because as a matter of fact, I was done with Dragonball right roughly around the middle of DBGT and furthermore I listen to music in the generally similar genre as Korn, except what I listen to is better 10 fold. kthxbai~ :)


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-27 13:40:24 Reply

At 6/27/10 12:49 PM, Mendou wrote: Currently I'm trying to plow through Urusei Yatsura, it gets a bit much in large doses, but it's still a very funny show - Oshii's writing really made it better than the original manga. Also watching Eureka Seven, Planetes and Armored Trooper Votoms(Fuck yeah old school mecha).

I've not seen much of the actual series, but the various movies have always been great. Obviously Beautiful Dreamer would be the top pick from the bunch.
During my stay at my most recent convention, I acquired a number of Ranma 1/2 DVD's for a fantastic price. (seriously 8 DVD's for 25 dollars, fuck E-Bay and Amazon, I know where I'm going to pick up hard to find series.) Yet to watch them, but being made by Rumiko Takahashi I'm sure I'll find them enjoyable.

I also happened to find the complete series of Magic Knights Rayearth. Can't believed growing up I was so oblivious to how much of a girlie show this was.

As for Lolicon, I'm quite certain people have such things shipped to them often, it's just very rare the law attempts to make a big deal out of it.
Considering all the various things of a sexual (and even non-sexual sort) that are legal, attempting to make Loli contraband is bias idiocy at it's finest.

As for my Ray-Gun, having it in my possession makes me tingly all over. I feel content knowing such a thing is finally in my possession, fitting quite nicely along all my other villainous articles.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-27 14:25:47 Reply

At 6/27/10 09:05 AM, CheppZanoff wrote:
At 6/27/10 05:04 AM, Aigis wrote: Okay wow.

I have to hand it to Soul Eater.

If there was ever a show that I was not expecting to be referenced in a shonen anime it was Twin Peaks.
Indeed, there really wasn't a series that even tried to reference Twin Peaks before (at least not to my knowledge).

In Monster, there is a Neo Nazi leader called "The Baby" who is an obvious tribute to the character "the midget" from Twin peaks.. So, Monster beat Soul eater to it.
Can't find any pics of him, the only things that turn up are pictures of babies.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-27 17:55:10 Reply

At 6/27/10 04:28 PM, korg53 wrote: I think this is old news, but whatever

word to the wise, not everyone can read japanese.

takeshi aono had a stroke

no idea who that is personally, but from the stuff he works on I'm guessing he's important.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-27 20:24:55 Reply

I'm reading a manga right now called the Drifting classroom, which is about the students of an elementary school trying to survive in a postapocalyptic world. Some of the most intense stuff i've ever read.. If you like to see little kids get killed in gruesome ways or Lord of the flies, check this one out.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-27 21:58:10 Reply

I also finished Uzumaki by Junji Ito, which was bizarre, interesting, and maybe a bit disturbing(eg.Woman trying to destroy her own cranial nerve.)
Right now i'm reading Tomie by Junji Ito, which is quite good, but not as captivating as Uzumaki. I've only read about 3 chapters, though.
I'm going to look into more of Kazuo Umezu's work.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-28 03:37:25 Reply

I was really happy this week when while looking for Chapter 104 of Claymore I found a website that not only had the chapter I was looking for, but also Gantz.

Naturally I spent the next 2 and a half hours catching up and it was epic.

It's unfortunate the anime is so sketchy because Gantz the manga is a truly ambitious, human, and sometimes terrifying experience.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-28 18:18:37 Reply

At 6/27/10 08:24 PM, DeIirium wrote: I'm reading a manga right now called the Drifting classroom, which is about the students of an elementary school trying to survive in a postapocalyptic world. Some of the most intense stuff i've ever read.. If you like to see little kids get killed in gruesome ways or Lord of the flies, check this one out.

I'm not a real big manga man myself, but something about apocalyptic society and ultra violent executions piques my curiousity. I'll check it out when I get the chance.

Speaking of ultra violence, I am getting back on watching Violence Jack, {pardon the pun], and maybe some M.D. Geist for my pallate of animated blood and gore. Probably gonna need a couple Prozac after this lol, but oh well....


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-28 20:33:57 Reply

At 6/27/10 09:05 AM, CheppZanoff wrote: Indeed, there really wasn't a series that even tried to reference Twin Peaks before (at least not to my knowledge).

I'm pretty sure I've seen references to the show in other stuff before, though not anime.

I listen to music in the generally similar genre as Korn

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At 6/27/10 12:49 PM, Mendou wrote: Currently I'm trying to plow through Urusei Yatsura, it gets a bit much in large doses, but it's still a very funny show - Oshii's writing really made it better than the original manga. Also watching Eureka Seven, Planetes and Armored Trooper Votoms(Fuck yeah old school mecha).

I'd like to start watching Urusei Yatsura. I only saw the first episode a while ago. Too bad Netflix doesn't have all the volumes, and the show is kinda long. And I've been meaning to start Planetes. Speaking of old school stuff, I think I ought to start watching Mellowlink. I saw the first episode and it seemed kinda cool. I thought there was a new series, though, but I've seen nothing.

At 6/28/10 03:37 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: I was really happy this week when while looking for Chapter 104 of Claymore I found a website that not only had the chapter I was looking for, but also Gantz.

Naturally I spent the next 2 and a half hours catching up and it was epic.

scan site? please pm.

At 6/28/10 06:18 PM, orangebomb wrote: Speaking of ultra violence, I am getting back on watching Violence Jack, {pardon the pun], and maybe some M.D. Geist for my pallate of animated blood and gore. Probably gonna need a couple Prozac after this lol, but oh well....

I have the 3 Violence Jack OVAs on DVD. It's fucked up shit, but that doesn't stop me from laughing.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-28 20:41:13 Reply

At 6/28/10 06:18 PM, orangebomb wrote: Speaking of ultra violence, I am getting back on watching Violence Jack, {pardon the pun]

Are you just trying to fuck with my mind?

I'm fairly certain that there is no pun in that sentence, but I still keep looking for one.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-28 20:45:21 Reply

At 6/28/10 06:18 PM, orangebomb wrote:
At 6/27/10 08:24 PM, DeIirium wrote: I'm reading a manga right now called the Drifting classroom, which is about the students of an elementary school trying to survive in a postapocalyptic world. Some of the most intense stuff i've ever read.. If you like to see little kids get killed in gruesome ways or Lord of the flies, check this one out.
I'm not a real big manga man myself, but something about apocalyptic society and ultra violent executions piques my curiousity. I'll check it out when I get the chance.

I had a hard time when i was looking for it online, most sites only have a few chapters of it.
This is the only website that has the whole thing, unless you want to buy the volumes for 10 dollars each on Amazon.

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-28 23:58:23 Reply

At 6/28/10 11:41 PM, KermitTheMuppet wrote:
At 6/28/10 11:36 PM, Mendou wrote:
Fuck you, you're the one who's the troll you cocksucker.
YOU ARE THE TROLL!

Kermit, You are an idiot, and unless you want the anime club locked down, I suggest you stop your shit now.

You? The leader? Jesus christ I should just kill myself.
YES I ASSUMED LEADERSHIP QUITE DEMOCRATICALLY SOME TIME AGO! ASS!

Childish namecalling and spamming doesn't make you a leader, It makes you look like an ass. Maybe being a little constructive and talking about anime instead of this shite.

What the fuck? God you're a little hypocrite and I'm tired of your faggotry now fuck off you little faggot.
YOU THE LITTLE BITCH WITH A LITTLE CAWK! I OUGHT TO DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIARRRRRRRRRRRRHEAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAA PPPPPPPPPPPPPFFFFFFFFFFFFFRtTTYTTTTT!

Sigh, using poop jokes here only makes this situation worse. No matter what insult you throw, you'll miss the broadside of the barn.

I've done nothing but good things for this club. I've ran it for the past 3 years with no problem and all of a sudden you come derpin' claiming you're the leader because I stopped giving a fuck?
WHEN I CAME IN IT WAS LIKE WORLD WAR 69, THINGS HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER SINCE I ARRIVED!

Overexaggeration to the exterme here, last time I checked, there has been only 2 world wars, and with you around, this has been going down the shitter with you in charge.

Fuck you
FUCK YOU
Oh, btw, you're a loser.
Oh, btw you're a dick with a stick in it!

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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-29 00:22:53 Reply

Er... you two might just want to stop these shenanigans. I foresee terrible things if things keep declining the way it is now. Ignore the troll.


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Back to your duties, gentlemen.


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Response to Anime Club 2010-06-29 19:11:46 Reply

At 6/29/10 06:32 PM, ChuckDude131 wrote: hey guys I just put this movie called My Neighbor Totoro on netflix, can you guys give me your opinion on the movie who ever saw it?

insane

but also pretty neat. it's about as coherent in terms of plot as a child's tangential imagination, which is entirely the point.

and it's awesome.


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