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Response to Anime Club May. 6th, 2014 @ 10:45 PM Reply

At 5/6/14 09:31 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote:
At 5/6/14 01:18 AM, DeIirium wrote: i watched the anime adaptation of yu-gi-oh before they start playing the card game, thought it was pretty bad. when they start playing the game it wasn't that interesting either.
The anime nerfed much of the events from the manga so the adaptation wasn't that good. What happened to the knife on the money game? Also they ruined the Death T arc.

Yugioh pre-card game was good and it probably would've been better than the series we got if the card game thing never caught on but it wouldn't have been nearly as long running. It would've been cool to see where it was gonna go but I still really enjoyed the series we got for all its campy goodness.

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Response to Anime Club May. 7th, 2014 @ 12:12 AM Reply

At 5/6/14 01:14 AM, SithCorduroy wrote: I watched my first anime in years.

It's called Invisible Stud. It's about a guy who turns invisible and molests girls.

Brilliant storytelling.

That sounds like an instant classic.


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Response to Anime Club May. 7th, 2014 @ 07:00 PM Reply

At 5/6/14 01:18 AM, DeIirium wrote: i watched the anime adaptation of yu-gi-oh before they start playing the card game, thought it was pretty bad. when they start playing the game it wasn't that interesting either.
i think inuyasha was pretty good at first, i like the dark medieval japan atmosphere, and all the different youkai. however i felt like the time travelling aspect added nothing and the segments that took place in modern time were pointless. it also starts to feel very dragged out at some point, because they always get close to beating the villain and he escapes, so i lost interest.

Inuyasha is an obnoxious and irritating show. And every episode is a dose of awful deja vu, regurgitating its terrible gags over and over, on the level of Soul Eater. Unlike Inuyasha, though, Soul Eater can partially redeem itself with some good action and pretty nicely done visuals (plus, Dr. Stein is cool). Inuyasha's action scenes are crap. I can't stand the goddamn characters in the show. Sometimes, you can get away with a shallow, uninteresting plot, but that requires having something else to offer, which Inuyasha doesn't, beyond a few decent looking demon designs. It's fucking Twilight with furries.


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Response to Anime Club May. 8th, 2014 @ 03:25 PM Reply

Yesterday's new Bleach chapter was pretty good I have to say.

I think there was some progression in it, because Gremmy is finally defeated and the stage has already been set for the next fight.

There was also some suspense, because Yachiru mysteriously disappeared. I can only imagine how Kenpachi would react if she was found dead.

Can't wait for next week's chapter.


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Response to Anime Club May. 8th, 2014 @ 09:53 PM Reply

At 5/7/14 12:12 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 5/6/14 01:14 AM, SithCorduroy wrote: I watched my first anime in years.

It's called Invisible Stud. It's about a guy who turns invisible and molests girls.

Brilliant storytelling.
That sounds like an instant classic.

It is.

It's a story of love, deception, greed, lust, and unbridled enthusiasm.

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Response to Anime Club May. 9th, 2014 @ 12:19 AM Reply

At 5/8/14 09:53 PM, SithCorduroy wrote: It's a story of love, deception, greed, lust, and unbridled enthusiasm.

Billy was a simple country boy, you might say a cockeyed optimist, who got himself mixed up in the high stakes game of world diplomacy and international intrigue.


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Response to Anime Club May. 9th, 2014 @ 11:20 PM Reply

Hey SPS here and I'd like to join the club. Watching anime from time to time is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I don't know anyone IRL who watches it. I'm looking for a good series, well written, good pacing, characterization to check out.

Anime I've watched already off the top of my head.
Welcome to the NHK
Code Geass
Cowboy Bebop
Outlaw Star
GTO
Angel Beats
Death Note
DBZ
Fairy Tail
Baccano
I started watching Mongolian Chop Squad the other Day.

At 5/5/14 12:53 AM, Vnzi wrote:
SAO is on the top of my list of worse animes ever, and it still baffles me how anyone would actually want to watch that.

I think it's popular for boys in the MMO crowd. It was like a train-wreck for me. First season was pretty meh and the second season is just plain perverted.


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Response to Anime Club May. 10th, 2014 @ 11:49 AM Reply

Have you guys seen this?


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Response to Anime Club May. 10th, 2014 @ 04:35 PM Reply

At 5/10/14 11:49 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: Have you guys seen this?

So that's where the live-action Akira adaptation was all this time. Considering that Hollywood couldn't get it off the ground it seems, this one is going to do. Now I'm just hoping they don't fuck it up badly enough.

Also, I may have asked this question before, but am I the only person who believes that Akihiko Kayaba from SAO was worse than the Sugou dude who tortured Asuna? Granted, Sugou was an asshole through and through who deserved what he got, but Kayaba intentionally trapped 10,000 people in SAO, where roughly 3,800 people died in that game, and essentially trolled Kirito as a character in game, (Heathcliff) and he wasn't viewed as a complete monster? I'm honestly confused in that respect.


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Response to Anime Club May. 10th, 2014 @ 05:46 PM Reply

At 5/10/14 04:35 PM, orangebomb wrote:
At 5/10/14 11:49 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: Have you guys seen this?
So that's where the live-action Akira adaptation was all this time. Considering that Hollywood couldn't get it off the ground it seems, this one is going to do. Now I'm just hoping they don't fuck it up badly enough.

Also, I may have asked this question before, but am I the only person who believes that Akihiko Kayaba from SAO was worse than the Sugou dude who tortured Asuna? Granted, Sugou was an asshole through and through who deserved what he got, but Kayaba intentionally trapped 10,000 people in SAO, where roughly 3,800 people died in that game, and essentially trolled Kirito as a character in game, (Heathcliff) and he wasn't viewed as a complete monster? I'm honestly confused in that respect.

Sugou lacks the social graces Kayaba had. Kayaba was a bigger monster but he was better written and less one dimensional than Sugou. Kayaba is more of an impersonal villain than Sugou. Kayaba has more of a background presence, and the things he did that made him bad were indirect. Kayaba doesn't directly screw with people.

Sugou on the other hands personally attacks the protagonist. He personally attack him IRL and in the fantasy world. People watching the show who relate to Kirito would be more offended by him. Kayaba is responsible for a lot more harm but we never see him taking pleasure or personally attacking anyone. Sugou we do see taking pleasure in the harm he causes.


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Response to Anime Club May. 10th, 2014 @ 07:48 PM Reply

At 5/10/14 04:35 PM, orangebomb wrote:
At 5/10/14 11:49 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: Have you guys seen this?
So that's where the live-action Akira adaptation was all this time. Considering that Hollywood couldn't get it off the ground it seems, this one is going to do. Now I'm just hoping they don't fuck it up badly enough.

There won't be a movie. It's just a little fan video.


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Response to Anime Club May. 11th, 2014 @ 06:34 PM Reply

I have been wondering, if Victory Gundam did get distributed to the U.S. (I know, slim chance being that Tomino hates it), do you think it will be aired on Toonami or get stuffed on Adult Swim?

I would have loved to see Gundam ZZ Top making its way to here even though the misadventures involving inept Team Rocket-like villains and the encounter with the Aztec Space Ninjas would likely cause the rating to justify its cancellation since the ADD riddened audience wouldn't sit past the first half of the series.

Hell, there are idiots who thinks Gundam Wing is the first series, not the first series in U.S., they think it's the first Gundam series ever!

Makes me want to stab them with a beam saber.


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Response to Anime Club May. 12th, 2014 @ 05:43 AM Reply

Just got done watching the first season of Code Geass and thought it was pretty decent, but it felt more like it was laying the ground work for something much more epic, which is what I'm hoping season two is going to offer when I get around to watching that. Season one started to get really good just as it was coming to an end and boy, that sure was a cliffhanger to end a season on. I want to keep watching and find out what's going to happen next but I don't want to ware myself out.

Before I start on season two of Code Geass I think I'll watch Welcome to the NHK. I watched the first episode a little while back to see if it seemed like something I'd enjoy and the first episode was enough to make me want to see more.

I've been starting to enjoy watching anime again recently. Not that I've ever really been all that into it, but I'll occasionally watch a series/movie. Ordered Darker Than Black off of eBay the other day too, so I'll have that to watch at some point.


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Response to Anime Club May. 12th, 2014 @ 05:58 PM Reply

At 5/12/14 05:43 AM, Dean wrote: Just got done watching the first season of Code Geass and thought it was pretty decent, but it felt more like it was laying the ground work for something much more epic, which is what I'm hoping season two is going to offer when I get around to watching that. Season one started to get really good just as it was coming to an end and boy, that sure was a cliffhanger to end a season on. I want to keep watching and find out what's going to happen next but I don't want to ware myself out.

As much as I loved CG, the second second has been a huge hotbed of controversy for many reasons, though I'll try to avoid any major spoilers for you. One of the biggest criticisms that they make is that the first couple of episodes is almost like a recap of first couple of episodes of the first season, as a way of catching up new viewers in Japan considering that the first season was aired late at night. To be fair, Code Geass was a sleeper hit then and there were a lot of executive meddling with that show there and especially in America, where it ironically enough got a huge popularity boost despite this. They also get into more into the aspect of Geass and the main motivations of the Emperor and his cult. (took a lot of inspiration from SEELE from Evangelion, minus much of the depravity)

Then, you get into the new characters, face-heel turns, heel-face turns, and so on and so forth, you have to see it to believe it, and that's all I'm going to say about that.


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Response to Anime Club May. 14th, 2014 @ 01:48 AM Reply

I'm glad there's people who are dedicated to translating the Watamote manga. Every new chapter is a pleasure to read. I'm slowly working my way through Nichijou (My Everyday Life) on off-days, too. It's just as absurd as I expected.


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Response to Anime Club May. 15th, 2014 @ 01:36 AM Reply

Remember few pages ago when I joked about how Uso was basically a proto-Shinji? The funny thing is that after looking up a bit more on Victory Gundam, the dude who blew himself up in front of Uso was voiced by the same guy who would be casted as Gendo few years later.


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Response to Anime Club May. 15th, 2014 @ 08:38 AM Reply

I think Welcome to the NHK is on track to be my favourite anime series so far. A little over half-way through now and so far been really enjoying it. Seems that I'm enjoying these "everyday life" anime series more than the action orientated stuff I've been watching, which is strange for me.

Any recommendations of similar stuff? Like I said, been enjoying NHK and not too long ago I got done watching Ouran Highschool Host Club which I also thought was pretty good.


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Response to Anime Club May. 15th, 2014 @ 12:50 PM Reply

Jeez, Blue Exorcist is how many episodes in and they're still introducing characters?


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Response to Anime Club May. 15th, 2014 @ 03:25 PM Reply

Just finished watching Angel Beats last night. I have to say, it's probably the most emotional and brilliant anime I've watched in a while. Everything was just perfect.

The ending credits for the final episode really got me, where all the characters are standing there and one by one they disappear. That was just beautiful.


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Response to Anime Club May. 16th, 2014 @ 08:13 PM Reply

So one day, someone asked you what anime you would recommend for his kids, which would you do?

a) Make a serious recommendation that is suitable for his children's age (they're ten or younger)

b) Troll them by recommending an anime series that has a misleading cover and opening theme (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Space Runaway Ideon, Victory Gundam, Narutaru, etc.)

I'd go with the latter for the fun of it.


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Response to Anime Club May. 16th, 2014 @ 09:39 PM Reply

At 5/16/14 08:13 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: So one day, someone asked you what anime you would recommend for his kids, which would you do?

a) Make a serious recommendation that is suitable for his children's age (they're ten or younger)

b) Troll them by recommending an anime series that has a misleading cover and opening theme (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Space Runaway Ideon, Victory Gundam, Narutaru, etc.)

I would go with option B. Hell, there are a lot of Shonen anime/manga that are for kids in Japan, which would be considered for a much older audience everywhere else, just try to convince the dad to get something like Evangelion, Attack on Titan or Claymore for their kids, and watch the proverbial sparks fly. Let's not get started on some of the other misleading shows such as K-On! or I don't have many friends and think that they're for girls alone.


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Response to Anime Club May. 17th, 2014 @ 12:26 AM Reply

At 5/16/14 09:39 PM, orangebomb wrote:

I would go with option B. Hell, there are a lot of Shonen anime/manga that are for kids in Japan, which would be considered for a much older audience everywhere else, just try to convince the dad to get something like Evangelion, Attack on Titan or Claymore for their kids, and watch the proverbial sparks fly. Let's not get started on some of the other misleading shows such as K-On! or I don't have many friends and think that they're for girls alone.

It's hard to believe that "K-On" is seinen while you have series like "Attack on Titans" and "Hokuto no Ken" being classified as shonen, latter of which was in Shonen Jump. I mean shows that are geared toward kids in Japan are essentially the ones where you get to see a Bruce Lee expy blowing people up or a group of rouge military groups formed by the Earth Federation eating people for kicks (I know, I know, stupid joke).

Makes you wonder about the standards on how they rate things.

"Lucky Star" is shonen however despite being similiar to "K-On"...

At least "Azumanga" is shonen as well.


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Response to Anime Club May. 17th, 2014 @ 04:06 PM Reply

I finished reading a unique horror/psychology manga that will make your heart beat faster with every page turned.

Its called "Life is money"

I implore you if you want something new and a unique kind of horrow then please give this a peak. Its not on mangafox anymore but there plenty of places to find it.

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Response to Anime Club May. 17th, 2014 @ 05:31 PM Reply

At 5/17/14 04:06 PM, TheDarkGrimore wrote: I finished reading a unique horror/psychology manga that will make your heart beat faster with every page turned.

Its called "Life is money"

I implore you if you want something new and a unique kind of horrow then please give this a peak. Its not on mangafox anymore but there plenty of places to find it.

I don't really read manga, but for interesting horror anime, Boogiepop Phantom and Hundred Stories (A.K.A Requiem from the Darkness) are good short series.


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Response to Anime Club May. 17th, 2014 @ 06:57 PM Reply

Just got done with Welcome to the NHK. Definitely my favourite of the anime series I've seen so far and likely something that I'll go back and watch again some point. I like it for similar reasons to why I liked Ouran Highschool Host Club. It's just a nice feel good comedy, only I think NHK actually got me thinking about stuff more than Ouran did, which is always a sign that I liked something.

At 5/17/14 04:06 PM, TheDarkGrimore wrote: I finished reading a unique horror/psychology manga that will make your heart beat faster with every page turned.

I've always been curious to see how well horror works in literature, not just manga. I just can't imagine reading something being as scary as watching it. Might have a look into this at some point, but I'm not much of a reader.


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Response to Anime Club May. 17th, 2014 @ 09:02 PM Reply

I've always been curious to see how well horror works in literature, not just manga. I just can't imagine reading something being as scary as watching it. Might have a look into this at some point, but I'm not much of a reader.

Its like you want certain characters to do certain thing. Also there not much conventional fighting but fighting in ways you don't normally expect.

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Response to Anime Club May. 18th, 2014 @ 02:40 PM Reply

Since manga was brought up you got me interested in checking some of it out again but I never know where to start. The only manga I've read is Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. I have all the currently released volumes but have fallen behind with it.

Was scouring eBay to see if there was any other manga going cheap so that I could try some new stuff. Found an auction that was selling off 10 first volumes of different manga series. Thought it was going to end really cheap but shot up a bit at the last second. Still managed to win and only cost me £2 a volume so can't really complain. I'm not familiar with any of the series so it was a gamble but given the low price it seemed worth a shot and a good way to check out some new stuff.

Anyway, here's what it included (all vol. 1):

Elemental Gelade
King of Bandits
Deus Vitae
Blade of Heaven
Hack: legend of twilight
Kingdom of hearts 2
Saiyuki
Quan
Great Teacher Onizuka
Lights Out

Any particularly good series in there or did I buy a pile of shite? The only 2 I really recognise are Kingdom Hearts and .hack but only because I'm semi-familiar with the games.


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Response to Anime Club May. 18th, 2014 @ 02:56 PM Reply

At 5/17/14 12:26 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote: It's hard to believe that "K-On" is seinen while you have series like "Attack on Titans" and "Hokuto no Ken" being classified as shonen, latter of which was in Shonen Jump. I mean shows that are geared toward kids in Japan are essentially the ones where you get to see a Bruce Lee expy blowing people up or a group of rouge military groups formed by the Earth Federation eating people for kicks (I know, I know, stupid joke).

My guess is that the tolerance for adult themes in Japan is a lot higher than it is here in the States when it comes to the 10-18 demographic, and Shonen as a whole are mostly the most demographically appealing genre to both teens and adults there. Though to be fair, it really isn't that much different than animation here (at least in recent years) the only real difference is that Shonen anime/manga isn't as reliant on pop-culture or generally immature jokes as it is with Western cartoons (JJBA being an exception.)

Also, it seems like the line between Shonen and Seinen are getting more and more blurry by the day, probably because the creators realize that younger fans of their works are growing up, and still enjoy what they're making, among others. Either that, or they are good at getting crap past the radar.


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Response to Anime Club May. 18th, 2014 @ 11:43 PM Reply

Maybe it's just me but do you guys find the use of that theme in the trailer somewhat unfitting?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2duSaXppPQ

Off all things you'd expect them to go with something that is more upbeat...like an action theme rather than a ballad.


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Response to Anime Club May. 21st, 2014 @ 05:38 PM Reply

I found Space Dandy to very disappointing. Attack on Titan seems okay so far.


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