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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-19 22:07:19 Reply

What anime is this from? I like the art style.

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-20 00:56:19 (edited 2016-09-20 00:58:46) Reply

At 9/19/16 10:07 PM, NightRaid-NG wrote: What anime is this from? I like the art style.

Little Witch Academia, a 26 minute short film made as part of Anime Mirai, a government funded project to find and train young animators in Japan. That was the most successful short of that year so it got a sequel short film and has a TV series on the way.

Worth watching for sure, and if you like it consider watching some of the other Mirai shorts, it's pretty exciting in that it's essentially a show reel for the future of anime. Death Billiards from the same year is really cool and got about as much praise, and lead to the tv series Death Parade.

At 9/12/16 01:54 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: As for the cult classic anime, I'm not really sure. Cowboy Bebop does comes to mind since it still receives a nice following now and then

Cowboy Bebop isn't a cult classic at all, it's mainstream and loved by everyone. I'm struggling to think of an example too but the work of Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) might quality, things that evade the mainstream and are harder to "get", but the people who seek them out absolutely love them. Tenshi no Tamago or Angel's Egg is another good example, a film that nearly ended Mamoru Oshii's career (the guy who directed Ghost in the Shell) for being too obtuse, but it has built such a strong and dedicated little fan base. It's one of my favourite movies, but it's not something I'd recommend to most people - that's what a cult classic is to me.

The other end of the cult spectrum is something like Mars of Destruction, the so-bad-it's-good category.

At 8/26/16 10:02 PM, Oolaph wrote: Fantastic show from beginning to end. It's not even worth listing what aspects of it are great because it's been praised to death by majority of it's viewers since it came out. Seen it three times through, all viewings were completed within 48 hours because I didn't want to stop watching it.

The mention of Cowbop reminded me I meant to respond to this. I don't necessarily disagree with the consensus but I've never had that kind of experience with the show, it took me ages to get through the first time and I can't rewatch it without skipping some episodes. Mushroom Samba actually puts me in a bad mood to try and get through. It's the excessively episodic nature that kills it for me, the episode quality is just so hit and miss.

There's several absolutely brilliant ones but then, again using mushroom samba as an example, even by the standards of a bottle episode absolutely nothing happens, and it happens at a snails pace. The trips are extremely unimaginative and the whole episode boils down to punchline some random internet stoner would have thought up "haha what if everyone got high bro!", there's only about five seconds of entertainment value in that. If the whole episode were turned into one sentence referencing the event in a separate episode it would have carried more value.

If it were shortened to a <15 episode series it would probably be one of my favourites too, but I understand it would no longer be the show everyone else loved at that point. I do like it and it always comes to mind as a recommendation but the episodes miss often enough to have ruined it for me. Well, that and Ed can fuck off.

At 8/26/16 10:26 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: No, you're right. The dub is how to watch Cowboy Bebop.

I don't care which way anyone chooses to watch a show and here it's a perfectly valid choice, but this annoys me when it gets said so often and basically just isn't true. The english dub is massively overrated for being one of the few competent and memorable dubs of the time with Spike standing out in particular, but the japanese is still clearly, or at least arguably, the better performance.

Vicious in particular is way out in front of the english version and Spike has a great deal more versatility and nuance, being more genuinely threatening, frightened or reservedly emotional when the need arises while the dub version can end up being monotone in his gaiety. For lesser background characters there's usually no comparison. Ed can fuck off in either version though.

Again it's good enough either way, but if one usually listens to japanese voices there's no need to make an exception. A good english version just makes it even more of a subjective choice and not a matter of quality.

At 9/17/16 11:04 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote: Dude, this is a place for anime discussions, not twitter posts that are barely about anime.

I don't mind it, it's only annoying when he knocks out several one-line posts in quick succession. Besides if we couldn't do random twitter-tier picture posts you wouldn't be seeing the fat rack on this hot anime milf lads eyyyyy

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-20 12:58:30 Reply

At 9/20/16 12:56 AM, Jackho wrote:

I dunno then, cult classic doesn't mean obscured but the definition isn't consistent so you'd be hard pressed to find the one that fits your version of the term.

I can name more obscured anime series than I can name a "cult classic" when it comes to that, even then I'm not sure if Shurato is that obscured since I heard somewhere that the OP theme was still remembered.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-20 22:18:54 Reply

I have a question: was Sonic X an anime or Japanimation?

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-21 11:14:38 Reply

At 9/20/16 10:18 PM, NightRaid-NG wrote: I have a question: was Sonic X an anime or Japanimation?

Neither, it was shit.
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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-22 22:15:12 (edited 2016-09-22 22:19:39) Reply

Is everyone ready for fall 2016? I've seen the list of all the new anime coming out next season, and so far, it looks like it's going to be a rather boring season. Most of the shows don't look interesting. The only shows I'm looking forward to are:

Hibike! Euphonium 2nd season - I saw the first season and kind of liked it.

Drifters - I've read the manga and have been waiting for an anime adaption for a long time.

Shuumatsu no Izetta - No idea what it's about but looks interesting.

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS - Same reason as above.

All the other upcoming shows look very bland.

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-22 22:17:17 Reply

At 9/22/16 10:15 PM, Vinnyy wrote: Is everyone ready for fall 2016?

I honestly can't care less, 2016 has been a terrible year for anime, there only like a few shows that i can remember that were actually good.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-22 22:22:08 (edited 2016-09-22 22:28:08) Reply

At 9/22/16 10:17 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote:
At 9/22/16 10:15 PM, Vinnyy wrote: Is everyone ready for fall 2016?
I honestly can't care less, 2016 has been a terrible year for anime, there only like a few shows that i can remember that were actually good.

Is Danganronpa 3 (Despair arc and Future arc) one of them? The Despair arc just finished airing today. I'll admit this is probably one of the few anime from summer 2016 (maybe even the whole year) that I'll remember.

Shokugeki no Souma 2nd season wasn't bad, either. It's a shame that it's only getting 13 episodes.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-22 22:26:27 Reply

At 9/22/16 10:22 PM, Vinnyy wrote:
At 9/22/16 10:17 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote:
At 9/22/16 10:15 PM, Vinnyy wrote: Is everyone ready for fall 2016?
I honestly can't care less, 2016 has been a terrible year for anime, there only like a few shows that i can remember that were actually good.
Is Dangan Ronpa 3 (Despair and Future arc) one of them? The Despair arc just finished airing today. I'll admit this is probably one of the few anime from summer 2016 (maybe even the whole year) that I'll remember.

Haven't seen it yet but i'm pretty sure it's amazing, i've only read about it online a few times and everybody seems to love it.
But Dangan Ronpa 1 however, some people seem to hate it because the creators kinda "cramped" the whole game into 13 20 minute episodes, i don't know what they're talking about though, i've started to like Dangan Ronpa and i considered it as one of my favorite animes ever since i've seen it.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-22 22:35:26 (edited 2016-09-22 22:43:47) Reply

At 9/22/16 10:26 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote:
Haven't seen it yet but i'm pretty sure it's amazing, i've only read about it online a few times and everybody seems to love it.
But Dangan Ronpa 1 however, some people seem to hate it because the creators kinda "cramped" the whole game into 13 20 minute episodes, i don't know what they're talking about though, i've started to like Dangan Ronpa and i considered it as one of my favorite animes ever since i've seen it.

If you liked DR1, you'll love DR3. There's two arcs and they both aired simultaneously this summer. The Despair arc covers everything that happened before the events of DR1 and the Future arc covers the events after that. You'll see how the DR1 characters got into that situation. The Despair arc is basically a prequel to DR1.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-22 22:37:08 Reply

At 9/22/16 10:35 PM, Vinnyy wrote: If you've seen DR1, then you'll definitely love DR3.

Sounds very interesting, i gotta watch it soon.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-23 23:39:24 Reply

For anyone interested: http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/adolf-hitler

By the author of Astro Boy.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-23 23:42:17 Reply

At 9/23/16 11:39 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: For anyone interested: http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/adolf-hitler

By the author of Astro Boy.

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-23 23:44:35 Reply

At 9/23/16 11:42 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote:
At 9/23/16 11:39 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: For anyone interested: http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/adolf-hitler

By the author of Astro Boy.
Dafuq?

That was my reaction too when I came across that.

Few days before I stumbled into a Youtube video of a fan made anime opening of Hitler with Evangelion opening theme playing, I wonder if that was what the parody was for.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-23 23:49:05 Reply

At 9/23/16 11:39 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: For anyone interested: http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/adolf-hitler

By the author of Astro Boy.

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-24 06:43:36 Reply

Been watching Gurren Lagann recently and quite enjoying it. Little past the half way point now and it feels like things are about to get real.

I knew nothing about the series going into it, but I was a little unsure of it up until the confrontation with the Spiral King. I felt like it was advancing too quickly and that major bad guys were appearing in one episode and gone in the next. Hoping to watch the rest of it this weekend.

Once I'm done with Gurran Lagann, I'm going to work my way through DBZ Kai. Managed to get season 1, 2 and 4 off eBay for a decent bit less than they go for on Amazon, so just need to pick up season 3 at some point and I'll be sorted.

I'm an anime/DBZ noob, but what's the deal with the stuff that came after the Cell Saga? Is there any talk of if/when that gets a Western Kai release?


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-24 14:07:49 Reply

Toonami is back tonight. Hunter X Hunter is getting closer to the end of the Hunter exam. Which one will fail?


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-24 16:33:37 Reply

Who here rereads the manga over the internet because you wanted to look at the tsukkomis?


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-24 17:02:57 Reply

At 9/24/16 04:33 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Who here rereads the manga over the internet because you wanted to look at the tsukkomis?

I read manga from the internet all the time mostly because i can't buy the books, i wish if i could though, i kinda want to support the artists and help them continue their manga.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-24 21:31:15 (edited 2016-09-24 21:35:17) Reply

At 9/24/16 04:33 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Who here rereads the manga over the internet because you wanted to look at the tsukkomis?

This is why Mangahere is my favorite manga-sharing site. Reading the tsukkomis is literally part of the fun of reading the manga. They actually keep me entertained. Plus, more than half of the times, people actually write something interesting in the tsukkomis that really gets me thinking. It's a shame that Mangahere recently deleted all the tsukkomis from all the manga on the site. A lot of great tsukkomis are forever gone.

I'm even more upset that Shokugeki no Soma, one of my favorite manga, has just been licensed on Mangahere. I can no longer read it there. I'll miss the funny tsukkomis. Looks like I'll have to stick with Kissmanga from now on.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-24 23:56:55 Reply

Hey guys... is there any anime or manga that you think was good at first but then went downhill?
I think Kiss X sis kinda turned from interesting story to random awkward stuff that doesn't seem to go anywhere, i mean i get that the manga was kinda like Hentai since the beginning but even still, it used to actually have a balance between hentai and good story, now it's just completely awkward hentai.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-25 00:14:19 Reply

At 9/24/16 11:56 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote: Hey guys... is there any anime or manga that you think was good at first but then went downhill?.

Pokemon. It got way too repetitive

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At 9/24/16 09:31 PM, Vinnyy wrote:

I'm even more upset that Shokugeki no Soma, one of my favorite manga, has just been licensed on Mangahere. I can no longer read it there. I'll miss the funny tsukkomis. Looks like I'll have to stick with Kissmanga from now on.

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-26 00:06:26 Reply

What anime is this from?
I kind of want to know since it's very adorable.

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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-26 05:50:49 (edited 2016-09-26 05:51:26) Reply

At 9/26/16 12:06 AM, LuckyLightTitan wrote: What anime is this from?
I kind of want to know since it's very adorable.

The guy reminds me of the husband from I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, a pretty funny short series with lots of meta otaku jokes, with only 3 minutes per episode.

But I'm pretty sure it's actually from Hanamaru Kindergarten, also known as ear-ache in anime form.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-09-30 00:07:00 Reply

Windscar!
Have you ever seen Inuyasha?
I think it's the first anime I saw.
I just re-watched it.
So nostalgic

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Response to Anime Club 2016-10-01 17:01:18 Reply

Toonami starts at midnight tonight. Will it be the permanent start time this season. They are ending Parasite tonight, for the second time.


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Response to Anime Club 2016-10-01 17:40:36 Reply

At 10/1/16 05:01 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Toonami starts at midnight tonight. Will it be the permanent start time this season. They are ending Parasite tonight, for the second time.

I binged watched Parasyte like 7 times

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At 10/1/16 05:40 PM, NightRaid-NG wrote: I binged watched Parasyte like 7 times

You watched 7 episodes, or the entire series seven times?


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Response to Anime Club 2016-10-01 18:03:34 Reply

At 10/1/16 05:48 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 10/1/16 05:40 PM, NightRaid-NG wrote: I binged watched Parasyte like 7 times
You watched 7 episodes, or the entire series seven times?

The whole series