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  Topic: The All-New Sailor Moon Thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 96
Views: 42844

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:23 pm   Subject: The All-New Sailor Moon Thread
Um, well the animation was worse than I thought it was going to be. The characters movements were really chunky Sad and I was sad that during her transformation sequence the use of 3D animation was rea ...
  Topic: R2 Orders: What Are You Getting?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 769
Views: 596140

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:47 pm   Subject: R2 Orders: What Are You Getting?
My Madoka Rebellion Blu-Ray has shipped!
  Topic: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION-
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 38
Views: 13077

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:41 pm   Subject: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION-
If memory serves, no meaningful difference.
  Topic: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION-
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 38
Views: 13077

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:25 pm   Subject: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION-
Not long gotten back from the second session in Brisbane. To sum up my reactions:

UROBOCHI!!!!!!!

Why, man? Why?
Because he hates happiness.
Yeah, without meaning to, I stumbled on some spoile ...
  Topic: R1 Orders: What Are You Getting?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 5915
Views: 1235429

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:53 pm   Subject: R1 Orders: What Are You Getting?
To play devil's advocate on this one, having lots of stuff on order and relying on not-yet-released items to hold shipments back seems like a pretty bad and unreliable way to stagger expenses. I can s ...
  Topic: Doctor Who - Malcolm Tucker is the Doctor?!
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 1161
Views: 309771

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:40 pm   Subject: Doctor Who - Malcolm Tucker is the Doctor?!
That makes things a bit more complicated. Still, I've always expected that when the time comes The Doctor's regeneration limit would be worked around somehow, so I see no reason he can't regenerate in ...
  Topic: Goodbye, Manifest
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 6
Views: 3062

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:50 pm   Subject: Goodbye, Manifest
I've been attending Manifest every year since the second one, and been involved in running it to some degree for... I can't actually remember how long. Most of that time, I think. Years and years, cer ...
  Topic: Doctor Who - Malcolm Tucker is the Doctor?!
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 1161
Views: 309771

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:25 pm   Subject: Doctor Who - Malcolm Tucker is the Doctor?!
Personally, I thought Including Capaldi was a nice touch, though I find myself half-thinking that it would have been better if he did a bit more in it.

Tom Baker as the Curator was also really good ...
  Topic: What manga are you reading right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 808
Views: 256033

PostForum: Manga General   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:15 pm   Subject: What manga are you reading right now?
Suppose your friend is fighting with her grandfather over her late grandmother's inheritance. And suppose your friend's grandmother falls through a crack in time from around the time she married.

...
  Topic: The Dodgy/Bad Things Thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 8234
Views: 1160714

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:29 am   Subject: The Dodgy/Bad Things Thread
Apparently some of our neighbors found a human mandible under their house when they lifted the floor up for repairs.

That's quite disturbing.
  Topic: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 1562
Views: 370641

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:24 pm   Subject: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?

Is Garden of Sinners any good?

I think it's great - though it does take a few movies for things to start making much sense.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:10 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Apparently similar to Toradora!, also by the someone working on this.

Same original author.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:31 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
So it seems like Log Horizon is the first show to really get "people trapped in an MMORPG" right. Sword Art Online had an interesting premise but buggered up the execution in a big way, and ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:04 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Urge to kill Greoboruri rising Twisted Evil

Now, now, we can't kill him for his taste in anime... hoewever defective it clearly is.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:20 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Mmm, yeah. Could have chucked in a boy or two, though I suspect they'd be tempted to introduce relationships if they did that.

Nah, even a cast of entirely one gender can't stop romantic relationsh ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:52 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Coppelion: Nice looking series with an interesting premise. I'm interested to know where this goes, though the reason the main characters have to be high school girls is beyond me. Covering the T& ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:55 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
"Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion: The New Movie: Q)"...
As for the story, I'm really baffled by the fan hate for it.

I suspect it's mostly a case of "it's vastly diff ...
  Topic: The Eren Jaeger Comedy Hour Thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13
Views: 5614

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:33 pm   Subject: Re: The Eren Jaeger Comedy Hour Thread
But yeh Shingeki is pretty damn awesome, when awesome stuff is happening... But not nearly as awesome when not so awesome stuff is happing. Plus it's excessive use of still and other production downfa ...
  Topic: The Eren Jaeger Comedy Hour Thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13
Views: 5614

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:55 pm   Subject: The Eren Jaeger Comedy Hour Thread
I've seen the first episode. I'd have continued with it but I'm already watching enough series this season.

That's what I thought when I first saw the first episode. Then I was shown a few more, an ...
  Topic: Australian politics thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 232
Views: 80090

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:13 pm   Subject: Australian politics thread
People imitate what they see. As explained below in the link there is a very real problem happening.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1255856/Teenage-boys-watching-hours-internet-pornograph ...
  Topic: Australian politics thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 232
Views: 80090

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:53 pm   Subject: Australian politics thread
That's the important difference though. Some teenagers, compared to most teenagers. And the videos and magazines teenagers are likely to get a hold of have already been classified.

Some teenagers g ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:18 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
I just realised there's not a shred of evidence that any of the eight named characters in Gatchaman Crowds is straight.

This... Actually makes a great deal of sense. Not the first time superheroes ...
  Topic: Australian politics thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 232
Views: 80090

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:05 pm   Subject: Australian politics thread
But teenagers DO view pornography. So the question is then put to everyone, should 13-17 year old boys and girls view pornography? Something that is given the classification of R18+ in Australia.

W ...
  Topic: Australian politics thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 232
Views: 80090

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:58 pm   Subject: Australian politics thread
Not only are the Coalition planning to block same-sex marriage, but

Just when I thought my opinion of them couldn't drop any lower...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:11 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
So yes, that Oreimo 2 finale. I think that'll take me a little while to properly digest. I will say a few things, though...

I know it's hardly a surprise it's there, given the title of the show is ...
  Topic: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 1562
Views: 370641

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:41 pm   Subject: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
I remember not minding what I saw of it back in the day, but discontinuing it because someone (probably here, possibly you) said it was crap. Even if it's not as good as Steins;Gate, I'll take my chan ...
  Topic: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 1562
Views: 370641

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:36 pm   Subject: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
At Manifest, I picked up Chaos;Head, largely because I liked the other two Inappropriate;Semicolon shows and figure I'll probably like it too.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:57 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Gatchaman Crowds is awesome. It is absolutely nothing like the original Gatchaman, but it's all kinds of brilliant. The second most interesting thing airing this season.

The Eccentric Family (aka U ...
  Topic: gaps in Digimon's history (missing episodes, etc.)?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 2
Views: 2620

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: gaps in Digimon's history (missing episodes, etc.)?
Well looks like we Digimon fans are now going through what Doctor Who fans went through when the BBC deleted old William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton episodes.

...

PS. Since when the Toei Comp ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:44 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Gatchaman Crowds is utterly insane, and bears little resemblance to what I remember of the original Gatchaman. It's also brilliant.
  Topic: The Dodgy/Bad Things Thread
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 8234
Views: 1160714

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:08 pm   Subject: The Dodgy/Bad Things Thread
So my uncle's oldest friend just died of asbestosis. Didn't know him, but jesus that's a hell of a way to die.

Yeah. I learned not too long ago that my father used to work with asbestos (thankfully ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:51 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
And it's actually one of the more interesting ways I've seen an infodump done.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:09 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Day Break Illusion: well, what we have here is a magical girl show that's trying to be Madoka Magica in much the same way that countless big robot shows tried to be Evangelion back in the day. Unfortu ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:29 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
"Maze" OVA.
...
Can't be bothered with the TV series.

The OVA is pretty dire, but the TV series is actually pretty good.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:59 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
So Monogatari.

... hang on, Tsubasa knows Mayoi? How can she even... Clever show.

The show really is considerably more intelligent than many people give it credit for. Also, how did you not rea ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:26 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Further new season thoughts.

Gifuu Doudou - Kanetsugu to Keiji: pretty interesting, and I do tend to have a soft spot for samurai stuff.

Sunday Without God: interesting, but somehow seems like o ...
  Topic: R2 Orders: What Are You Getting?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 769
Views: 596140

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:06 pm   Subject: R2 Orders: What Are You Getting?
Just ordered the Blu Ray of the new Steins;Gate movie from Amazon.jp. It has English subs.

Damn. Now I'm going to spend more money that I shouldn't.
  Topic: So anyway...
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 33
Views: 9525

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:53 am   Subject: So anyway...
Cool, now I have a higher res Kagami.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:06 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
So, once again a new season is upon us. Some initial thoughts.

Chronicles of the Going Home Club: Yet another entry in the category of high school students doing random stuff, but so far a worthy e ...
  Topic: Your Latest Anime merchandise related purchases
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 2803
Views: 1046164

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:30 am   Subject: Your Latest Anime merchandise related purchases
Did you order it in your sleep? Very Happy

More likely the crap memory I know I've got, but a sleeping disorder wouldn't surprise me either.
  Topic: Your Latest Anime merchandise related purchases
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 2803
Views: 1046164

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:27 pm   Subject: Your Latest Anime merchandise related purchases
So apparently I ordered a Nendoroid Miyako from Hidamari Sketch and then forgot about it entirely. Now it's on its way.
  Topic: Hanabee - New Australian Anime Company
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 376
Views: 136371

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:13 pm   Subject: Hanabee - New Australian Anime Company
The best description I've heard of Bodacious Space Pirates is "genderflipped star trek TOS".... it's not entirely accurate, but it'll give you a pretty good idea of what you're heading in fo ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:45 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
"I wouldn't mind if Kyousuke had sex with his actual sister!" Nice one, Kuroneko.

There is something wrong with the relationships in that show.

But damn if it isn't entertaining as hel ...
  Topic: Doctor Who - Malcolm Tucker is the Doctor?!
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 1161
Views: 309771

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:47 pm   Subject: Doctor Who - Malcolm Tucker is the Doctor?!
That's a shame. Matt Smith played a really good Doctor.

Now let the speculation begin as to who the new Doctor will be. (Assuming the series doesn't get extra timey-wimey and follow John Hurt's not ...
  Topic: Most ridiculous plan that's worked
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 19
Views: 7364

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:32 pm   Subject: Most ridiculous plan that's worked
You know, I'm mildly surprised that Nargun hasn't suggested "go back in time to recruit high school girls to pilot space fighters". Still probably won't win most ridiculous, but is quite rid ...
  Topic: What Have You Just Bought?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 794
Views: 176971

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:29 pm   Subject: What Have You Just Bought?
A new pair of speakers for the home theatre. I've been giving them a bit of a workout over the last few days, and am very happy.

Also, the good Star Trek movies on Blu-Ray (II, III, IV, VI and Firs ...
  Topic: Most ridiculous plan that's worked
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 19
Views: 7364

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:04 pm   Subject: Most ridiculous plan that's worked
Following a conversation I had last night, I got to thinking about what might be the most ridiculous plan a character or group in anime has made that has actually worked. Not necessarily completely, o ...
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:24 am   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
Hanasaku Iroha looks brilliant on Blu-Ray.

I'd also forgotten just how bad things were for Ohana in the very early episodes.
  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 13586
Views: 2390281

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:50 pm   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
So, that Evangelion 3.33.

The short: I liked it, even if there was a bit of middle movie syndrome to it.

The long:
Well, what a ride that's been. Everything I'd noted about things being in gene ...
  Topic: japanese to english and thatings that make us sad
HimuraBattousai

Replies: 23
Views: 11401

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:53 am   Subject: japanese to english and thatings that make us sad
it would be nice if the titles were just translated to romanji for all anime.

No, not really. Speaking as someone who's been taught some Japanese, hangs around with a trained linguist who's properl ...
 
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