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Nargun
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Greoboruri wrote:
Poppy Hill [wasn't] all that great to say the least.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
After getting some cells in the mail from Battle Athletes last week, I decided to watch the series again as it has been a while since I had watched it. The show was as fun as I remember it, Akari and her Akari house box are funny. The release of show is a format that now seems unusual, as being a very early DVD (1999) release from Pioneer, the OP & ED only appear at the start & finish of all the eps on the discs. It also plays the eps straight away without going to the menu.

After watching Battle Athletes & whilst I was on a AIC animation & Pioneer binge I then rewatched Dual!, a rather fun robot/harem show.

It is rather a shame that both shows are OOP as they are rather fun. Well I am glad I picked both up from Right Stuf before Geneon went under.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just realised there's not a shred of evidence that any of the eight named characters in Gatchaman Crowds is straight [the cross-dresser, the hairdresser-stereotype, and the shapeshifting alien monster clearly aren't, and there's fairly solid evidence on a few more.]

Puts a whole new spin on "but why are we hiding it?"

Boku, Hajime ssu.

[can't believe it took so long to notice: the show's hardly subtle about anything.]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
i finished off argentosoma and as i was nearing the end, it was starting to make more sense so i ended up enjoying it. After that i watched D.Gray-Man and i like the dub. i just wish Funimation would hurry up with the second half of it. Next i watched Princess Jellyfish and i loved it. I had only see the first episode before but watching the whole thing was very enjoyable.

Im now watching Card Captor Sakura
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I watched a interesting mix of shows over the weekend. First up was the first disc of Future Diary and what a messed up show this is! Yuno is a cute psycho.

Followed that up with High School DxD which was a fun show.

Finished up with Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail. Lets see, swearing- Check, Psycho maid - check, Lots of violence - Check. Yep this is the Black Lagoon we all know! I found it funny when in the bar Revy and Rock are asking about if the barkeep had heard anything about Roberta showing up in town and talking about her last appearance at the bar when the view shows a set of maid shoes walking into the bar and most of the customers start running, for it just to be 'mini maid' (a teenage maid who works at the same estate as Roberta). She does manage to total the place with guns etc just as Roberta did.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
“009 Re:Cyborg”. The first time I saw this film was on an international flight on a tiny screen. I thought was OK and admittedly wasn’t concentrating too much on the film as I was a bit tired. Having seen the film on a proper screen now, well, it’s just jaw droppingly bat guano insane awful. The thing which first hits you is the character animation. It’s similar to the CG “Appleseed”, except a lot worse. Occasionally it looks not half bad, but most of the time it’s pretty horrendous. Add in some really, really awkward character movements. The sequence at the beginning of the film with skyscrapers falling on each other like dominos looks really, really wrong, like some cheap CG from the mid 1990’s. And the worst element of the film is the plot involving “His Voice”. It made no damn sense at all. The metaphysical nonsense drove me batty, but the final scene was just the icing on the cake. Seriously, what the hell happened there? What does it mean? What was Kenji Kamiyama thinking? Shotaro Ishinomori must be spinning in his grave. I really don’t know how anyone unfamiliar with the “Cyborg 009” story would even comprehend this film, as some knowledge of the original manga or any of the anime adaptations would be helpful. The adverts for Pepsi Nex and the recruitment agency on the third disc were far more entertaining than the film (but you have to wonder if Ishinomori would have approved of such blatant commercialisation of his characters like that).

“Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings/Part 2: Eternal”. I probably didn’t like this as much as the first time I saw it in the cinema, but it’s still quite an amazing piece of work. It is certainly one of the best anime compilation films ever produced (up there alongside the Gundam trilogy). I felt the witches world sequences by Inu Curry were integrated a whole lot better in the films than the TV series. Perhaps the only flaw in the films is a couple of that back stories of the girls felt a bit too silly and overdramatic. Perhaps they should have pulled back a bit in that area. The concept of Kyubey’s race is really interesting, sort of ties in with alien intervention of human development theories. I still love Kyubey’s line to Madoka; “So, if you ever feel like dying for the sake of the universe, call me”. Easily one of the best moments in anime in the last decade or so.

“Patlabor OVA (Early Days)”. The animation hasn’t aged all that well, but gee, the BD really brings out the detail in the show (and all of the animation flaws as well). The OVA was shot on 35mm, so it looks pretty fantastic. I sort of forgot of silly some of the stories are. A ghost story, a Godzilla homage, a grandmother bomber etc. The crowd sequences in the third episode remind me a lot of “Urusei Yatsura”, so Oshii obviously didn’t hate working on that series. It ends rather seriously with a coup d'etat in Tokyo, which does seem a bit odd (and I just noticed watching this time, why in hell are Noa and Asuma on a steam train? They don’t have electric or diesel trains in Hokkaido in 1999?). You can really see the difference styles between Mamoru Oshii and Naoyuki Yoshinaga who directed the seventh episode in the series. Oshii seemed to be directing a robot show that barely featured robots or action sequences, where as Yoshinaga is focused on action.

“Patlabor the movie”, “Patlabor 2 the movie”. Finally got these on BD (an old out of print 2007 DVD/BD combo release with great artwork), but my copies seem to be review/promo copies. I always assumed that Bandai Visual USA where going to release the movies on BD and the menu confirms that as you have to make a choice between English or Japanese at the start like the other BDs and DVDs released in the US during the final year of operations there. Why Bandai Visual abandoned that plan, we’ll never know. The first movie is a techno thriller and the second is like a revamp of episodes five and six of the OVA. While the first film is more of a drama, it does retain a lot of the humour of the OVA. The plot is excellent. I’d put this down to screenwriter Kazunori Ito’s influence rather than Oshii. The second is a very a different beast to the first film. Oshii swaps out Goto with Shinobu which is certainly an improvement over the OVA. The only real problem with the film is that Ota’s craziness should have been reined in. He’s just TOO nuts in this film. But the real star of the this film is Kenji Kawaii’s soundtrack. He turns Tokyo into a living, breathing entity just though the music. There was a 5.1 remix done in 1998 which I think removes a lot of the subtlety of the original audio, especially in the Cambodian sequences at the start of the film. I love the first film, but the second is a gigantic step up from the first. I really wished they has finished with Patlabor there, rather than keep going with “WXIII” or the upcoming live action TV series/movie.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Since I've recently been stung by buyinga few shows I thought might be ok but turned out to be crap(Ino X Boku... ugh) I'm being a bit more careful about what series I blind buy.
So anyways I've recently checked out the first couple of episodes for YuruYuri and Nyan Koi to see if they're worth buying. I thought they were ok, but overall I'm not sure if I'd find them interesting enough for 13 episodes.
Can anyone comment on as to whether either show gets better or worse as they progress? Or do they stay around the same?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
boredandlazy wrote:
Can anyone comment on as to whether either show gets better or worse as they progress? Or do they stay around the same?


I am told YuruYuri improves, but I'd say wait it out for a regular edition release.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
boredandlazy wrote:
Since I've recently been stung by buyinga few shows I thought might be ok but turned out to be crap(Ino X Boku... ugh) I'm being a bit more careful about what series I blind buy.
So anyways I've recently checked out the first couple of episodes for YuruYuri and Nyan Koi to see if they're worth buying. I thought they were ok, but overall I'm not sure if I'd find them interesting enough for 13 episodes.
Can anyone comment on as to whether either show gets better or worse as they progress? Or do they stay around the same?


Nyan Koi has an open ending and I do not really recommend it if you dislike open endings.

I enjoyed YuruYuri (Season 1) all the way to the end. I have not season 2.

What other titles have given you the sting?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Greoboruri wrote:
I love the first film, but the second is a gigantic step up from the first.


Patlabor 2 is my favourite Oshii film. I like it even more than I like Ghost In The Shell.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nargun wrote:
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 have been used as an allegory for homosexual(/bi/trans etc) rights by a long shot, but I don't recall it happen in anime before. Certainly adds another element to an already very interesting show.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have been watching Guilty Crown the last couple if days... I watch about the first half a dozen eps back when it aired. But never continued it. I have to say I'm really enjoying it now. I've only got like 3 episode left, I think. It's been great pretty much the whole way. The first half was definitely stronger but the second half has been bad by any sense of the word.
It's one of those kind of action shows that go through many story changes which see the main character go from being a good guy and very liked to bcing kinda of hated and the bad guy becoming a good guy and then twisting the story and scenes around enough to do it again and again. Lol. Kind of like code geass and rahxephan.
I'm really looking forward to finishing it off.

Although I had read so many people commenting about it being an absolute train wreck, so I've gone into it anticipating this great train wreck of a show, only to be let down by there, so far, being nothing that comes close, in my opinion. I've enjoyed it all. Can someone explain to me where this train wreck is supposed to be.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Andy_ubio wrote:
Can someone explain to me where this train wreck is supposed to be.


I think everyone was getting confused with the 2nd half of Chaos;Head Razz LOL.

Anyways, I do not see the train wreck either.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
watched the final of Puella Magi Madoka Magica

still not the type of thing I particularly like but ive got to admit they pulled off the ending really well

open yet the main storyline is closed off, something at least in my experience 90% of anime fail to pull off

EDIT: anyone know about chrome shell regios . I found some free episodes on the funmation youtube and enjoying them but most of the reviews have seen thus far say its bad

EDIT#2: nevermind figured regios was worth a gamble


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Watched the first 3 discs of Last Exile: Fam The Siler Wing. A rather good show so far. I liked how the flash back episode summarising the original series actually used the original series OP & ED.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
watching the Trigun (remastered), this series sure started out as an average series, become an excellent series about 10 episodes in. the show really turned around when Wolfwood joined the cast.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
“Steins;Gate”. I think the plot is quite fantastic and really well written, but the characters were a bit clichéd or just plain silly. In particular Itaru was a caricature, almost a compilation of stereotyped otaku. I’m not sure what was up with the digital painting in this show, in particular the gradients in darkened scenes. It looked pretty dreadful. Overall a pretty good show at its core, but the characters kind of drove me a bit batty.

“Garden of Words”. Drop dead gorgeous film and the story isn’t half bad either. God Makoto Shinkai knows how to work with light. I initially thought some scenes were live action shots for a few seconds. Hopefully he’ll continue to make more films like this instead of ones like that terribly mediocre faux Ghbli film he made a couple years back.

“Tiger & Bunny”. Though it took around 7 months for Kaze to release the entire series, I think it was worth importing the UK (or is that French?) version. Apparently the Viz/Siren BD version doesn’t have proper chapter stops. The Kaze version comes with the booklets and everything. It’s a really, really fun show with its tongue firmly stuck in its cheek. They could have pushed the plot point in regard to the role of heroes versus what the TV show and sponsors want, but they writers didn’t really push that aspect all that far. The sponsorship was a little over the top, especially in the show’s opening animation (like how much money did Pepsi throw at this show?), but for some reason it didn’t really distract from the show.

“Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning”. I bought the BD special edition in a Book Off just on the edge of Nipponbashi in Osaka in March. It had only been released less than three weeks before and was being sold for about two thirds of the original price (and was pretty much in mint condition), so I just had to but it then and there. Although it’s mostly a compilation film there’s a ton of new animation and it segues into a new story half way through the film. Lots of tight action sequences and it’s just really fun. I think the staff know it’s a bit silly and they do let the audience know that from time to time. Some of the sponsors have changed and they’ve gone back on the old animation and replaced them which I thought was hilarious. Great film despite the fact it’s mostly a compilation.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Finished watching Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing, over all it was a rather good series although the ending was extremely sudden, it was like at the end of the second last episode that they realised oops we only have one more episode to finish this!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ive still got a few discs left to watch of card captor Sakura but im enjoying every moment of it. I also watched Daily Lives of High School Boys and it was just as great as when i watched it as it aired. 2 of my top 5 favorite anime comedies are Nichijou and Daily Lives of High School boys and if you have seen them, then you should understand why
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I watched Deadman Wonderland over the last week or so, which was pretty good, and very bloody in places, the ending was also good (although reasonably open).

One word of advice to anyone watching it, don't watch any of the commentary/VA extras until after you've watched the last episode.

I'm currently watching the third Tiger & Bunny set (it's been sat on the side for a couple of months due to lack of anime time), which seems to be stepping up a gear in terms of the background of various characters and why they're like they are.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Last night I finished watching the last disc of Patlabor TV collection 2, it continues to be a fun series. The BD's of this are rather nice.

I then went to the other end of the spectrum & watched the first 3 episodes of Elfen Lied on BD. Since it has been nearly 5 years since I had last watched this show I had nearly forgotten just how bloody the first episode is. It looks rather nice on BD. This release of the show on BD is a little unusual that it is still actually released by ADV themselves, it seamed strange to se the ADV logo at the start on a 'new' release after all this time.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've finished the first season of Fairy Tail. It's fun to see the beginning, and to see the seeds of stuff being sown. Besides collections 1-4, I've also got collection 6, but I have 5 and 7 on order.

I've also provisionally placed the most of the OVAs in the series order, as I generally like to have a single continuity. I'll watch them when I get to them. Haven't worked out where to place the movie/prologue yet, though. However, the prologue would seem to be early in the series. I'll wait until I get it, to be certain.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I watched "From up on Poppy Hill" last night, which was very good and really enjoyed it Smile
I'm probably going to end up watching it again fairly soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
just on the first episode of Anohana
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I finished off Card Captor Sakura and i really liked it. The way the story went and then the Sakura Book arc was really good.

After that i went on to watch Mysterious Girlfriend X and i thought the dub was pretty decent. After that im now watching Heavens Memo Pad, and first episode in and im liking the dub. the voices suit the characters which is always a plus
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Watched the final episode of Kiniro Mosaic like 3 times over the past 2 days. Such an amazing ending to an amazing series. It's easily my favourite show that's aired this season!
I just can't get enough of that musical that takes place over the last 12 minutes for the show. It was magical!
Everyone needs to check it out. Even if they are not going to watch the series.

Have also been working me way through season 4 of Natsumes Book Of Friends. I really love this series and these later seasons look so nice on Blu-ray!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just watched "The Garden of Words" and "Ghost In The Shell: Arise" at the Palace East End cinema in Adelaide.

The advertising on http://www.reelanime.com didn't quite make it clear that they were being shown as a double feature, but I did enjoy both, and recommend that you stay to watch what is after the closing credits on Ghost In The Shell: Arise.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just watched "The Garden of Words" and "Ghost In The Shell: Arise" at the Palace East End cinema in Adelaide.

The advertising on [link]http://www.reelanime.com[/link] didn't quite make it clear that they were being shown as a double feature, but I did enjoy both, and recommend that you stay to watch what is after the closing credits on Ghost In The Shell: Arise.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
u523 wrote:
Just watched "The Garden of Words" and "Ghost In The Shell: Arise" at the Palace East End cinema in Adelaide.

The advertising on [link]http://www.reelanime.com[/link] didn't quite make it clear that they were being shown as a double feature, but I did enjoy both, and recommend that you stay to watch what is after the closing credits on Ghost In The Shell: Arise.


What was after the credits? ive got the blu-ray but cant remember if i stopped it before then or not.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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What was after the credits? ive got the blu-ray but cant remember if i stopped it before then or not.


Well, they let you know that there is more to come...
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What was after the credits? ive got the blu-ray but cant remember if i stopped it before then or not.


Well, they let you know that there is more to come...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Well, they let you know that there is more to come...


ohh that's right, thanks for the reply
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
currently watching Bleach season 1 and Anohana
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Haven updated in a while, so here is the list of things ive watched this month. (Aug 30th to Sep 27th)

-Paprika
-Venus Wars
-Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st (one of the worst things ive ever watched)
-Blood-C
-Kill Me Baby
-Bleach - sets 2 and 3 (ep 21-63)
-One piece - collections 1 and 2 (ep 1-53)
-Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:1 Ghost Pain (awesome <(^o^)> )
-Dareka no Manazashi
-Space Adventure Cobra
-Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (awesome like seasons 1 & 2)
-Mousou Dairinin
-Fairy Tail - volume 7 (ep 61-72)
-High School DxD (didn't think i would like this but i did (for the story that is)
-High School DxD Specials
-Persona 4 The Animation
-Persona 4 The Animation: No One is Alone

And now im watching more bleach and one piece.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Finished Chrome Shelled Regios I was enjoying it up till the ending arc which frankly felt like a square peg in a round hole just forced in

I thought it was pretty well done, It has its faults. I have read the books past the end of the anime so I know what they have cut out and where some of it important, some of it not

but hey I ultimately enjoyed it and thats all that matters Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
watch some Dragon Ball Kai today, currently up to the Trunks Saga
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Patlabor 2 is my favourite Oshii film. I like it even more than I like Ghost In The Shell.

I was going to buy the Patlabor movie set, but I only really wanted to watch the second movie. Is the first movie still good even if you haven't seen the series?

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Next was Mysterious Girlfriend X. This was a weird series

I also find the drool thing a bit weird but the show seems interesting. I was about to buy it, but then I felt dirty... like I was buying porn. xD the drool thing is just THAT weird.

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Im now watching Card Captor Sakura

I am up to Collection 2 of it. I find it funny that it's only in this collection set that the story actually starts going somewhere XD it is a lot more engaging on that level now.
Am I the only one who finds it strange they had the first OP song for 36 episodes, when there are 4 ending sequences I'm pretty sure in total?

I recently finished Madoka Magica and am now waiting for the movies to come out on DVD so I can buy those and not the full series XD anyone know what a release date on those are?

I also finished Mawaru Penguindrum, which was weird but awesome. The ending was amazing.

Currently watching Eureka Seven AO as well. I know, I'm very behind. At least the real dvds come out soon Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I finished off Heavens Memo Pad and i liked the dub. I really enjoyed the show as it aired and i still loved it just as much when i watched Sirens release.

I then went on to Watch Str.A.In. All i knew about this show was it involved Mechs and it had space travel. I was quite surprised and i absolutely loved every moment of it. I wish it was longer then 13 episodes.

Ive now decided to Watch Tokko. This is another series i know nothing about so i hope ill like it
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
On Thursday I went to JB Hi-Fi, with the hope they had Chihayafuru part 2 in stock. They've generally been pretty bad at getting new releases in, so I wasn't really expecting it to be there yet, if they got it in at all.

I was happy to find it there, though, and since Thursday I've been going through the season. I've just finished episode 16, the recap/omake episode.

I hope Chihayafuru does well enough for Siren that they get the second season, with the OVA episode 26 to go with it. Perhaps with it being the only English release worldwide (so far), they'll pick up a few international sales to boost it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Tragic Man wrote:
On Thursday I went to JB Hi-Fi, with the hope they had Chihayafuru part 2 in stock. They've generally been pretty bad at getting new releases in, so I wasn't really expecting it to be there yet, if they got it in at all.

I was happy to find it there, though, and since Thursday I've been going through the season. I've just finished episode 16, the recap/omake episode.

I hope Chihayafuru does well enough for Siren that they get the second season, with the OVA episode 26 to go with it. Perhaps with it being the only English release worldwide (so far), they'll pick up a few international sales to boost it.


Got Chihayafuru Part 2 on release date. They had it out back.

Finished of Part 2 then went straight onto Season 2 on crunchyroll. Got to love Season 2 for numerous reasons.

Bring on Season 3 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
First two seasons of "The World God Only Knows". I think I was expecting something more subversive. Instead it sort of plays out like a dating sim to a degree which was a little disappointing. It can be really hilarious at times especially when the focus is on Keima's obsession with dating sims. But a lot of the time it fell flat for me. I did like a lot of the anime parodies, especially the "Pig of Flanders".

"Bakemonogatari" and "Nisemonogatari". Dreadfully frustrating series. "Bakemonogatari" certainly has it's moments and can be exceptional at times (Tsubasa Cat, Part Two was brilliant and some of the fight sequences are excellent), but god, that dialogue. There's so much of it and so little substance to it. I think maybe I needed to have a really fluent understanding of Japanese to "get" a lot of it. It doesn't seem to translate well in the English subtitles, probably. While "Bakemonogatari" was passable, "Nisemonogatari" drove me batty. The series devolves into otaku fetish city. I almost gave up with the toothbrush episode but persevered, and was not rewarded for it. There's too many episodes where nothing really happens (apart from Koyomi transforming into a teenage Jimmy Savile) and in the real meat of the story arcs play out in an episode and a half. Aniplex's US releases are pretty poor value for money too. It's pretty obscene to spread out 11 episodes on 5 BDs, and the quality of the packaging is not up to snuff either. The BD slicks are slightly too long for their BD cases and warp, and the boxes (especially my copy of Nisemonogatari) are pretty wonky. Compare with any Japanese box set (especially the Aniplex ones) and the difference is quite apparent. If they're going to pull this crap, just shove English subs on the Japanese releases and people can just import them.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Finished watching Season 4 of Natsumes Book of Friends which like its previous seasons was fantasic. It's such a great show, I love how it can be so dark, yet heartwarming at the same time in moments!

Have now gone onto watching Dennou Coil... I am about 9 episodes in and I'm really enjoying it. It's such a strange and interesting show.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Over the weekend I watched Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust on BD, a rather fitting end to the show. It got a little confusing at one point, but the final battle was excellent, although the entire show just sort of suddenly ended.

After that I watched the first disc of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex on BD. It looks rather nice as to be expected on BD. The Japanese BDs have English dub only (no subs)but the dub for GIT:SAC is rather good so it isn't a problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
"Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion: The New Movie: Q)". The Hong Kong BD showed up (with English subs) in my mailbox last night, so I thought I'd give it a spin. I steeled myself for what I thought would be a horrifying experience, but this was not the case. I was rather surprised at how good this film was. Visually and in terms of action sequences, it was pretty spectacular. Maybe that Wunder thing with the floating battle ships (suspended from wires? Is this some sort of Tokusatsu in joke from Anno?) was a bit too much, but everything else in the film looks fantastic.

As for the story, I'm really baffled by the fan hate for it. I think it was a bit of a risk to advance the story 14 years ahead, but the film does fill you in on what happened, mostly. It's a pretty ballsy film by Anno. I wish the entire reboot was like this. Easily the best film in the series so far. The only real disappointment was that the "Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo" short doesn't appear in the BD set. I don't know if Madman is screening it along with the film at the Reel Anime screenings (probably not).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Last night finished watching Medaka Box on BD, a fun show that got unexpectedly more serious for the last few eps. The dub was good with the voice actor for Medaka being a rather good choice.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
i finished off Tokko and really enjoyed the series. with the way it ends i was hoping for a sequel but that seems unlikely now. after that i went on to watch Reign the conqueror and thought it was terrible. there arnt many anime i dont like and this one is on the list. next up i watched Paranoia Agen and really liked it. It was very confusing but by the end i was starting to understand what was happening a bot better.

Im now watching Waiting in the Summer
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Greoboruri wrote:
"Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion: The New Movie: Q)". The Hong Kong BD showed up (with English subs) in my mailbox last night, so I thought I'd give it a spin.


I'm looking forward to Evangelion 4.0: We Are (Never Ever) Getting Back Together.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i finished off Waiting in the summer and had forgotten a few of the things that had happened. And now that ive seen it a second time im sure its set in the Please teacher/twins universe.

Ive also started on the original Saint Saiya (Knights of the Zodiac) and im enjoying it so far. Ive also started watching Ungo dubbed and i like the voices but i wish Sentai would work a bit better with making the voices look like they are actually coming from the characters mouth. thats the only problem i have with Sentai's Dubs.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm currently watching Stein's Gate (restarted it from the beginning as the second set arrived), and I'm really enjoying it, it's confusing at times (especially if you make the mistake of not paying full attention to it;)), but really well done.

I'm probably going to rewatch Redline after this as I've been wanting to for a while, then probably something from my series rewatch backlog Smile


StorminNorman, I really cannot wait for the release of Eva 3.0 here (although AFAIK no release date yet for us), and Eva 4.0.
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