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Title: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2007, 09:20:39 PM
So I'm currently watch Kaze No Stigma and Heroic Age. A bit harder now that veoh is using a 20 minute limit before you have to download.

Didn't care for Funimation's dub of One Piece at all last week. Anyone else got opinion's on that (I'm looking at you maxpower).
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 06, 2007, 09:27:07 PM
The dub sucks... but I'll wait till we get away from the stuff going on now, and get to actaul characters that had deeper personalities... for now.

As for anime...
Just finished Reideen, Idol Master Xenoglossia, Heroic Age, and Moonlight Mile.

Still watching...
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, DGray Man, Sky Girls, Gigantic Formula, Wings of Rean, and Angel Heart
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2007, 09:49:38 PM
Hopefully they figure out the bad shit and switch some voice actors out while others figure out how they should be voicing the characters.

How is Reideen? Whats it about? Have you seen the original to compare?

Waiting for 51 of D.Gray-man. really should gte back to Angel Heart.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 06, 2007, 10:41:38 PM
Eh well... Like I said, I'll wait tillt hey get to Skipiea to judge on the voices lol. I'm still pissed Zoro is ZOLO.  Sometimes I wish jap actors and actresses that voice anime would just learn english and voice the dub lol.


Reideen's really good. Original was years ago and I can't recall it. This one's got SUPREAM animation detail on Reideen, and the fights. Story isn't bad either. If you can find it on youtube or veoh, watch the first and second episodes to get a feel for it.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2007, 11:23:19 PM
Don't feel bad, I wish the same thing as far as voice actors are concerned.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: totoro101 on October 07, 2007, 01:29:25 AM
Currently im watching Elfed Lied (heartbreaking stuff), Final Fantast Unlimited (good fun but nothing like the games) and Full Metal Alchemest.Also i will see Paprika which is a newish Japanese anime film soon.
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Post by: LUKIE on October 07, 2007, 05:54:13 AM
I am going through the last few episodes of Samurai Champloo that I haven't watched yet.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 07, 2007, 11:19:23 AM
Just finished Kaze No Stigma last night. Pretty Decent anime though I would prefer Kazuma as the main protagonist instead of sharing the role with his younger brother and cousin. I like both, but he is just a vastly more interesting character with his past that they never really went into to detail about sadly. Hopefully there will be another season or series where more is reveled.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 07, 2007, 12:24:00 PM
I'm waiting for the new Black Lagoon and Black Blood Brothers seasons to start. Found out that Gurren Lagann is almost over, which sucks being too soon. Watching a new anime called 'Drop', well downloading it right now at least lol. And one called 'Dragonaut', which both look quite good.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on October 07, 2007, 02:33:17 PM
As you can tell from my name I'm rewatching elfen lied again. I've started rewatching sailor moon S since it has everyones favorite anime lesbian couple sailor neptune and uranus. Two animes I'm planning on watching are Azumanga daioh and Grave of fireflies.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 07, 2007, 03:07:49 PM
and I once had such a crush on Neptune...

avoid the anime version of Hikaru no Go (english dub) at all costs....unless you want to pull out your hair and have your ears bleed spontaneously
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on October 07, 2007, 03:50:44 PM
and I once had such a crush on Neptune...

avoid the anime version of Hikaru no Go (english dub) at all costs....unless you want to pull out your hair and have your ears bleed spontaneously

I actually kind of liked the dubbing...<.<...>.>...although I'd have to roll my eyes every time lita talked about men.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 07, 2007, 06:03:28 PM
Anyone here use megavideo? It seems to be the streaming version of megaupload. Just finished Heroic Age on it. Seems like i have a place where I can at least stream anime though youtube not taking out Kaze No Stigma was a big surprise.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 07, 2007, 06:16:37 PM
Yeah check out megavideo every once ina while. We beta'd it awhile back with a paid account at megaupload lol.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 09, 2007, 11:20:03 AM
Two good news's to me...

Ronin Warriors is returning for a new season / series. in 2008.

Witch Hunter Robin is returing for a second season in 2008.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 09, 2007, 12:44:22 PM
Ronin Warriors might be good....I'm not getting my hopes up for Robin tho...
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 09, 2007, 01:20:57 PM
Don't think Ronin Warriors needed remake though it could be alright.

First Robin was ok, don't really see the need for another season.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 09, 2007, 02:00:53 PM
not remake.
new season.
based after the last movie/ova set
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 09, 2007, 02:05:17 PM
What was the last OVA/movie?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 09, 2007, 02:11:05 PM
Three of em.
One was Black Inferno armor
another was new Ronin Armors and Tupla return
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 09, 2007, 02:19:45 PM
Have never heard of these, only the tv series. Will have to check them out I suppose. Are hey recent (post 2000)?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 09, 2007, 02:48:22 PM
They came out a year or two after the series was over on cartoon network... and then started up again on adult swim lol.

Two sets. One's called 'MEssages' and the other... i dunno the name.
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Post by: Sagat on October 10, 2007, 12:18:41 PM
Well, I finished:
-Ikki Tousen (Some nice Martial Arts and a cute female with wrestling moves)
-Ranma 1/2 OVA(Funny)
-Negima!(Comedy again)
-No need for Tenchi(Comedy the third)
-Street Fighter II V(The part with Sagat allmost made me cry test2)
-Street Fighter II the Movie(Nice Martial Arts and the beginning was purely amazing of the atmosphere)
-Azumanga Daioh(It remembered me a lot of my own time at highschool)
-A lot more


Still watching for completition:
-Lucky Star(Life of an Otaku)
-Negima?!(Remake of the above mentioned. Better quality of animation and sometimes like they did it on DOpe or LSD)


Well, I'm looking for something good and funny.
Ya have any idea? Maybe it helps, that i tell ya I watched the musts, like Akira or Green Legend Ran.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 10, 2007, 12:39:31 PM
I need to add my Anime list here. As does Oni and whomever else :)
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Mizztrezz on October 10, 2007, 01:04:54 PM
I've recently finished Witch Hunter Robin.  A bit confusing here and there, but the stuff with Amon had me on the edge of my seat...  Wait...  There's going to be a SECOND SEASON!?!  Huzzah!

On the online tip, Lucky*Star is my new favorite.  It's been too long since I've watched a show about nothing, haha.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 10, 2007, 08:00:36 PM
You know.  I've been bored at 9 on evenings lately.  And they have Naruto on then.  So I finally started watching it.

And it's really not all that bad.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 10, 2007, 09:31:24 PM
Yeah, despite what a lot of otaku snobs would have you believe, Naruto isn't the worst thing to ever happen to anime.

OH! OH! OH! OH!!!  *whee

just got the fall RightStuf! catalog and am really excited...so much anime, so much manga, so much stuf!

But not enough money... *gloom

I do plan on plunking down the $143 for the entire 3rd season of Saiyuki and maybe the $45 bucks for the entire run of Shadow Skill...but as far as catalogs go, this one has been the best as far as depth goes...the only thing it's lacking really is any of the Battle Angel Alita manga series  *fu but it does have FLCL plushie toys!  *approve
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 10, 2007, 09:34:03 PM
Yeah...

I'm totally not involved enough with anime to buy anything anymore.

I have my Xena, and it's the gift that keeps on giving.

*whee
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 10, 2007, 09:42:21 PM
Quote from: Sagat
Street Fighter II V(The part with Sagat allmost made me cry test2)
-Street Fighter II the Movie(Nice Martial Arts and the beginning was purely amazing of the atmosphere)
SF II V series is great. :) I love the new take on the SF saga.
SF II the movie is also good, but I recomend checking out the other SF movie, Generations or Alpha :)
Quote from: evion
I do plan on plunking down the $143 for the entire 3rd season of Saiyuki and maybe the $45 bucks for the entire run of Shadow Skill...
I hate Naruto, lol never cared for it. Shadow Skill was awsome though.
Yeah...

I'm totally not involved enough with anime to buy anything anymore.

I have my Xena, and it's the gift that keeps on giving.

*whee
And Squishy of course.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 10, 2007, 09:43:29 PM
SQUISHY!

I LOVES THE SQUISHY!

MY SQUISHY!  ALL MINE!!!!
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 10, 2007, 09:56:54 PM

Quote from: OniSuiken
I do plan on plunking down the $143 for the entire 3rd season of Saiyuki and maybe the $45 bucks for the entire run of Shadow Skill...
I hate Naruto, lol never cared for it. Shadow Skill was awsome though.

Yeah, I only got to see the pilot when it ran on one of the movie channels over at a bloke's house a few years back and it seemed pretty awesome, I wanted to see more of it for sure, for sure, so when I saw it in the catalog, I was excited, and then I saw the Saiyuki there and was instantly conflicted.  What with the Saiyuki set being more expensive and all, but I think I can swing it, I've got a couple of side projects coming up for an uncle that pays well, so I might be able to swing getting them both...oh, and I fixed that botch for you ^_-
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: LUKIE on October 11, 2007, 01:06:10 AM
Yeah, despite what a lot of otaku snobs would have you believe, Naruto isn't the worst thing to ever happen to anime.

You sir, need to be stabbed repeatedly in the head with a blunt stick.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 11, 2007, 07:10:15 AM
So I've been checking out Reideen the last few days. Find it interesting and will likely keep watching though I dislike the somewhat slow battles.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: LUKIE on October 11, 2007, 07:41:17 AM
I bought Tales of Earthsea 3 weeks ago, and I haven't watched it yet.
I told Ing that I won't watch it until she can come over, so I can watch it with her.
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Post by: Eivion on October 11, 2007, 07:47:22 AM
AH, thats sweet. 

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Post by: LUKIE on October 11, 2007, 08:14:47 AM
I can't help, but be awesome.  *approve
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 11, 2007, 08:43:38 AM
So I've been checking out Reideen the last few days. Find it interesting and will likely keep watching though I dislike the somewhat slow battles.
My dear sir, they are far from just 'slow', lol. But... you get used to it, lol. Given what you would expect with some behemonths fighting, I think it's pretty accurate.

But the detail in all the art work and designs... that is incredible.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 11, 2007, 08:45:38 AM
Yeah I was going to say after watching another episode the battles aren't so slow, but they are still lacking a little for me.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 11, 2007, 12:14:51 PM
Yeah, despite what a lot of otaku snobs would have you believe, Naruto isn't the worst thing to ever happen to anime.

You sir, need to be stabbed repeatedly in the head with a blunt stick.

And you sir, need a helmet welt on your forehead after a severe OniChinpo slap *fah-tch!*

There's a 12" plushie of Haruko from FLCL that I think I must have....this catalog is going to be the death of me, I just know it...
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 11, 2007, 12:42:55 PM
Yeah I was going to say after watching another episode the battles aren't so slow, but they are still lacking a little for me.
Yep lol.
And it gets better as the show progresses, lol. They just spend a  HELL of a long time with weapon action lol.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 11, 2007, 07:32:51 PM
Is it like how Turn A Gundam spent forever getting to where they finally start finding the ancient weapons that kick crazy mad ass and it's not until just past 1/2 through the series that it starts getting really good because of the lack of fighting/good action?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 11, 2007, 08:42:15 PM
Is it like how Turn A Gundam spent forever getting to where they finally start finding the ancient weapons that kick crazy mad ass and it's not until just past 1/2 through the series that it starts getting really good because of the lack of fighting/good action?
Yes and no.
First half of the series is about the aliens attacking and Reideen defending. In the second half we get to see Reideen fight another Reideen, and also monsters that are much more tough to defeat.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 11, 2007, 11:22:36 PM
That reminds me I actually was looking for Turn A Gundam. It ends up its on megavideo. I think I'll be watching it soon.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 11, 2007, 11:29:59 PM
 *crazy

Turn A on Megavideo!  Please tell me it isn't the super-duper crappy fansub english school project that I got my hands on  *pwease

I'll have to go look now...well, maybe after RedEye is over...Andy Levy's about to do the halftime report once they come back from CMs and bottom of the hour news update (with Suzanne Sena *Oni*) and that guy is the worlds greatest ombudsmen!  *approve
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 11, 2007, 11:43:40 PM
New anime series that started recently called 'Dragonaut: Resonance'. Being subbed by Shinsen Subs, http://www.shinsen-subs.org/. Very nice graphics and the story isn't shaping up that baddly either.
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Post by: Eivion on October 12, 2007, 12:42:16 AM
Might check that out. Not sure though.

Just watched he first episode of Gundam 00. Seems like it could be interesting. Glad they decided not to rehash mobile suit designs for non-Gundams like they have in the past.

About to start Turn A Gundam and the first episode of Blue Dragon.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 12, 2007, 12:51:12 AM
The subs for the Turn A on Megavideo are WAAAAY better than the ones I had...plus, since I only have the first dozen on CD (well, I had almost the whole run, but vindictive ex took all but the first dozen, so those 12 are the only ones I watched a couple of times over) in that super craptacular fansubbing, this has almost been like a brand new thing to watch...and I skipped the first 11, so I'm already to some of the better parts!

This Dragonaut thing might be worth looking into once I get deeper along into Turn A Gundam.

I wasn't hot on the Gundam 00...I dunno, it just didn't rock my socks like some of the other Gundam series did...
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 12, 2007, 01:02:22 AM
Its only the first episode. Will probably get better as it goes along. Most of the Gundam series don't really start off too great, especially since there a decent amount who rehash the whole colony attack to steal Gundams for the first episode.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 14, 2007, 09:36:11 PM
Been digging Turn A Gundam even though they haven't gotten into the big shit yet (up to 18  or 19). Doesn't move as slow as I thought it might with the impressions people were giving.

Saw the first two episodes of Blue Dragon. OK, but I don't know if I will follow it though.

So does anyone know if Geneon is fully dead now? If so I figure I will continue Shonen Onmyouji and Higurashi No Naku Koroni.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 15, 2007, 03:56:49 AM
I don't know about geneon, sorry...but I saw that Shonen Onmyoji in my catalog and thought it looked interesting, how far are you into it, is it really good, and where can I watch some?
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Post by: Eivion on October 15, 2007, 08:22:51 AM
Been alright thus far. Nothing great, but decent. Finished the second disk a little while ago so episode 10 I think.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 15, 2007, 09:29:36 AM
Like I told Kori last night, I got bored here at home... so looking up old american cartoons I used to watch. So on Megavideo.com I was watching Mighty Max, GI Joe, Street Fighter, Savage Dragon, and Avengers lol.
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Post by: Eivion on October 15, 2007, 09:57:51 AM
I was watching Mighty max on youtube a few months ago myself. Somehow missed the Avengers cartoon. I was watching Iron Man, F4, X-men, Spiderman, the Hulk, but somehow missed the Avengers.
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Post by: Eivion on October 21, 2007, 10:53:06 PM
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I don't know about geneon, sorry...but I saw that Shonen Onmyoji in my catalog and thought it looked interesting, how far are you into it, is it really good, and where can I watch some?
I forgot to answer the third question. You can find it on Stage6, veoh, and youtube.

Just finished watching Turn A Gundam & Reideen.

Reieen was decent, but never really tried to be more for some reason.

Turn A Gundam was good. The last few episodes are where the action is at. They give you the big, intense battles and destruction Gundam is somewhat known for. Could used a bit more time for the final fight. I was hoping to see more of the dual outside of the Gundams. Loran may be the most peaceful yet badass Gundam pilot.The one thing I dislike here is the lack of newtypes. It seemingly is supposed to be in the same universe of UC, yet there are no newtypes which seemed to be the general evolutionary direction for humanity. Am missing the reasons why because I have yet to see ZZ and, F91, and V?
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 22, 2007, 12:04:09 AM
Probably...I haven't seen those either, so I dunno.  Even though this is set in UC, I kinda felt like it was stand alone, in that unlike every other Gundam series I've ever seen, this is the only one that's gone with an Occidental society on Earth.  I've found that I usually enjoy Gundam more when I view each one as it's own thing, and try not to think too much about canon leading into it
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 22, 2007, 12:07:57 AM
Reideen unfortunutly doesn't get good till the last four episodes, thus... it leaves you wanting more out of it lol.

I'm currently watching:
Rental Magica
Dragonaut: The Resonance
Hero Tales
Fafner
Kidou Sensi Gundam 00
Mushiuta
One Piece
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 22, 2007, 08:45:17 AM
I was starting to really get into it at 18, but yeah the last 4 or so episodes are easily the best.
Probably...I haven't seen those either, so I dunno.  Even though this is set in UC, I kinda felt like it was stand alone, in that unlike every other Gundam series I've ever seen, this is the only one that's gone with an Occidental society on Earth.  I've found that I usually enjoy Gundam more when I view each one as it's own thing, and try not to think too much about canon leading into it
Thats a good way to think of it. I actually checked wikipedia, and while I know it can be full of shit, it did mention theories about the series being an actual culmination of Gundams in general as a 20th anniversary celebration, or he series originally being planned to a combination of Tomino's works in general, but only being allowed to use Gundam in the end. Apparently a lot consider it another universe as well, and I have to agree since they were also showing a scene or two from Gundam X and Gundam Wing. Just little inconsistencies like that and the general lack of newtypes kind of says it. Doesn't matter though I suppose because I really enjoyed it for what it was.

Been catching some anime on crunchyroll. Weird place, but it has plenty of anime to watch unless its licensed which even then they sometimes still have episodes up. Just found out they have ZZ there so I think I will be checking it out.
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Post by: Eivion on November 02, 2007, 01:07:55 AM
Just finished ZZ Gundam. After Zeta it is a bit disappointing, but I still enjoyed it. Main problems with it were the lack of build for some things and the feeling of speediness during the last 10 or so episodes. It also never quite managed the drama you had in Zeta. I still liked the more light hearted nature it had in comparison though. I think its a solid, maybe good series on its own, but weakened a little by coming directly after Zeta. Also would have liked to see Char and Amuro to build up Char's Counter Attack to some extent. Interesting note, I don't think any of the Gundam series have as many women around as ZZ does.

Tried to watch F91 earlier tonight, but it was moving so damn fast with build to jack and shit that I stopped half way through. Its obvious it was meant to be a full blown series and if wikipedia isn't full of it, apparently I'm right in that though.

Starting Victory Gundam soon. Also going to re-watch Char's Counter Attack soon as well.

Started watching Seirei No Moribito a few days ago. Seems decent. During the time I was watching ZZ I was also checking out Oh! Edo Rocket which was pretty fun. Still waiting for the last 6 or 7 episodes though. Also started off where they left off on dubbing Higurashi No Naku Koroni (14 or 15).

No one seemed to finish fansubbing Shonen Onmyouji so I'm kind of waiting for 20 on that one.

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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 02, 2007, 08:43:55 AM
New one I dl'd from Boxtorrents.com
It's very unique, and quite fun to watch.
Dual Parallel Trouble Adventure
http://www.boxtorrents.com/details.php?id=130743

Also
Virus Buster Serge
http://www.boxtorrents.com/details.php?id=130754
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Post by: Eivion on November 02, 2007, 09:48:46 AM
Seen Dual before. Came out over here years ago. Thought it was pretty decent at the time. Been a while since I watched it though.
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Post by: Eivion on November 21, 2007, 05:11:55 PM
Finished Karin last week. Karin was a pretty decent love comedy.

Finished Victory Gundam a few days ago. Victory Gundam was quite good. It may not quite measure up to the Original, Zeta, or SEED (liked it more than SEED myself), but it had me pretty interested and had a lot of drama throughout. They also seem to kill more people than other Gundams though which was a little depressing a times. Overall I liked it though. Better than ZZ and Turn A.

Watched the 11th disc of Gundam SEED Destiny. Never was a big fan of SEED in general, but this was really pissing me off in the early going. Its really not that good, but as you get near the end it odes start to get better. Stuff starts to make more sense. Characters start to annoy less since they basically changed the protagonist halfway through since the original guy meant to be was so shitty.

Bee watching Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn while watching those as well. I'm really enjoying this one. Its original and has a lot fun comedy. Its interesting watching the main character go as Reborn puts him through seemingly tortuous shit.

I'm at the last few episodes of Seirei No Moribito, but I just can't seem to feel the need to finish. I know reviews seemed to be high for it, but I wasn't really finding myself all that enthralled with it.

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Rental Magica
Dragonaut: The Resonance
So how are these?

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Kidou Sensi Gundam 00
So what do you thin of this, max? It seems like it has potential, but I thought they introduced way too many characters so early on, making it hard to get to know any of them.

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One Piece
Been wondering, is the current storyline in manga?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Knuckleduster on November 21, 2007, 05:16:32 PM
I just watched the 3 first episodes of Gundam 00 and I gotta say I really got into it. I do find that it has a strong resemblance to Gundam Wing
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 21, 2007, 08:13:11 PM
Rental Magica
Dragonaut: The Resonance
So how are these?

Kidou Sensi Gundam 00
So what do you thin of this, max? It seems like it has potential, but I thought they introduced way too many characters so early on, making it hard to get to know any of them.

One Piece
Been wondering, is the current storyline in manga?
Rental MAgica is a nice Fantasty magic anime. It's got a okay story flowing behind it, although I think it's more eye candy.
Dragonauts is great. Very nice designs. Very nice artwork. Story is believable, but still going. ERm and fanservice... lots and lots of fanservice. We're talking women in skimpy outfits spilling over out of their top. Lol.
Gundam 00 I love. It's not like any previous Gundam, which is great. Story is slowly building up and we're getting into the characters as well. The idea behind becoming a enemy for Earth, so that the world will band together, is unique in one way, considering their in outerspace and out of reach of Earth's forces somewhat.
One Piece just aired episode 331, we're in a 'Filler Arc' which hasn't been as bad as others. It's closer to the 'Marine Stronghold 8' filler. Main reason they are doing this is due to the fact that the Manga isn't that far ahead right now. Even after the Luffy/Luchi fight, we had a few filler episodes to build time and a bit more indepth into Water Seven. Since in the Manga they haven't gotten done with Thriller Bark, although Oz appears defeated now, there is still stuff to deal with. Likely the anime will run into the end of the year with this filler arc we're on. I don't expect a new episode based off the manga until Jan, too be honest.
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Post by: LUKIE on November 21, 2007, 08:55:25 PM
I watched this anime where this guy had like 8 sisters, and had sex with them all.

It was hot.
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Post by: Eivion on November 21, 2007, 09:25:13 PM
Sister Princess. Never did finished that. Theres a second season if you need to get your jollies off again Lukie.


Rental Magica
Dragonaut: The Resonance
So how are these?

Kidou Sensi Gundam 00
So what do you thin of this, max? It seems like it has potential, but I thought they introduced way too many characters so early on, making it hard to get to know any of them.

One Piece
Been wondering, is the current storyline in manga?
Rental MAgica is a nice Fantasty magic anime. It's got a okay story flowing behind it, although I think it's more eye candy.
Dragonauts is great. Very nice designs. Very nice artwork. Story is believable, but still going. ERm and fanservice... lots and lots of fanservice. We're talking women in skimpy outfits spilling over out of their top. Lol.
Gundam 00 I love. It's not like any previous Gundam, which is great. Story is slowly building up and we're getting into the characters as well. The idea behind becoming a enemy for Earth, so that the world will band together, is unique in one way, considering their in outerspace and out of reach of Earth's forces somewhat.
One Piece just aired episode 331, we're in a 'Filler Arc' which hasn't been as bad as others. It's closer to the 'Marine Stronghold 8' filler. Main reason they are doing this is due to the fact that the Manga isn't that far ahead right now. Even after the Luffy/Luchi fight, we had a few filler episodes to build time and a bit more indepth into Water Seven. Since in the Manga they haven't gotten done with Thriller Bark, although Oz appears defeated now, there is still stuff to deal with. Likely the anime will run into the end of the year with this filler arc we're on. I don't expect a new episode based off the manga until Jan, too be honest.
May check out Dragonaut though your making it sound like it has a ridiculous amount of fan service. I hope they use it more for comedic purposes an not just having it there like they did with Divergence Eve. Now that shit was ridiculous.

Not loving it, but Gundam 00 is keeping my interests. I'm waiting to see if/how this explodes in their faces.

Figured we on filler, but I wasn't certain. Also agree with you that we won't be getting past it until next year, but its not like thats far away.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 21, 2007, 10:18:57 PM
Heh you can get an idea of the fanservice from this trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQqs-X0LARo



Yeah One Piece isn't even in fillers becuase of theholidays, lol. In fact sometime soon we'll see a stop in the filler likely with a 'one piece tv special '. Hopefully like the last four or so having to do with being in Japan not as pirates, as those are fun to watch lol.
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Post by: Eivion on November 21, 2007, 10:31:44 PM
That doesn't seem too bad compared to some of the other stuff I've seen.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 21, 2007, 10:49:40 PM
It's not really bad at all. I mean some of the women are outrageous, lol... I am not complaining though. It's not like it also takes away from series as a whole.
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Post by: conchinette on November 22, 2007, 08:26:29 AM
New one I dl'd from Boxtorrents.com
It's very unique, and quite fun to watch.

Dual Parallel Trouble Adventure
http://www.boxtorrents.com/details.php?id=130743


My sister and I used to stay up until 3:30 AM just to watch the replays of that. One of the few times that the TV station's crew of voice actors actually fit each character. I rewatched them but with the subtitled version, just wasn't the same.

I just finished Night Walker and Witch Hunter Robin. I'm going to start on Ergo Proxy and Violinist of Hamelin soon.

*chl
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Post by: Eivion on November 25, 2007, 10:17:21 PM
Finally finished Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni and I must say I enjoyed ti a lot. Plan to continue on with the special and second season later tonight.

Start Dragonaut a few days ago and just caught up earlier today. I have to say I like. Nothing great, but it keeps my interests. The fan service is just so random and pointless though. Its like Gonzo doesn't realize not everything requires fan service.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 26, 2007, 02:30:35 AM
Yeah, but Dragonaut isn't suffering from it :)

Just finished FAfner, finally. Been sitting on it for awile now. I gotta say for as much 'pain' and suffering that thepilots and crews go through, you'd think... they'd end the series with the character in love making out! I friggen HATE it when the guy doesn't realize that the girl's fallen for him... Bah

Onto ... um... hmm my anime list is thin. Nothing new yet until they sub the new One Piece (PAPA looks like he goes GEAR 2, WTF .. I think it's a Magma devilfruit or something)
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Post by: Eivion on November 26, 2007, 02:46:22 AM
Probably is something like that. Some type of heat fruit. Maybe he is fire logia like Ace.

Actually thats something I have to give them credit for. For 300 plus episodes, they have actually managed to avoid repeating devil fruit powers.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 26, 2007, 03:03:33 AM
They can't repeat em. It was mentioned in the first 100 or so episodes, that only one type of each fruit exists. Although other abilities can be similar.

It's hard to believe they'll use a Magma or Volcanic fruit in a Filler Arc, being a Logia style, like Enel, Ace, Crocodile, Smoker, and some others. But, it looks like they might just be doing that lol. Shame though... I'm really waiting for the anime to hit the manga's stage, I want NIGHTMARE LUFFY! Lol he's bad ass.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 05, 2007, 09:51:20 PM
My favorite anime right now is Elfen Lied
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o296/dragonninja1/Elfen%20Lied/ElfenLied2.jpg)
While it is very shocking, it's also very beautiful and made me cry more than the one time
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/rebma726/Elfen%20Lied/elfen-lied.jpg)

I'm rewatching Sailor moon, and does anyone know where I could get dvds of Dirty Pair Flash?
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/TheElfenLiedPictureShow/dp053.jpg)
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Post by: Coffee on December 05, 2007, 11:10:52 PM
i just watched crayon shin chan on youtube
this anime is where dennis the menace meets freddy kruger
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on December 07, 2007, 06:13:11 PM
CRAYON SHIN CHAN!!!!

I love that series!

Right now, I'm watching some Bleach, since they stopped showing eps on Cartoon Network and the manga in Monthly Shonen Jump US is past the point where they stopped showing, so I feel the need to at least get to whene the mana is...thing is, they added a story arc inbetween the Soul Society and the Arrancars in the anime that isn't there in the manga, so I'm having to wade through shit that I'm not finding all that compelling...I may FINALLY finish watching Turn A Gundam if this keeps up...
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 07, 2007, 06:37:52 PM
Probably is something like that. Some type of heat fruit. Maybe he is fire logia like Ace.

Actually thats something I have to give them credit for. For 300 plus episodes, they have actually managed to avoid repeating devil fruit powers.
Seems to be the melt melt fruit. Okay, i guess. Not to happy with how quick the second battles are turning around. But... love the whole tricking Luffy from going into the building, lol.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 07, 2007, 06:48:10 PM
I miss gundam wing so much....
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Laharl2007/GundamHeavyArms.jpg)

Oh, lol has anyone seen eiken?
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k202/renegadeofdespair/anime%20dont%20look/kirikagif01ev.gif)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Laharl2007/chiharugif19rh.gif)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/devilholy/Avatars/EikenAvi01.gif)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/devilholy/Avatars/EikenAvi03.gif)
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Post by: 孤星 on December 07, 2007, 11:10:12 PM
I've seen Eiken. Too much boobage, even for me.

I'm really into the DevilMan pantheon everything from DevilMan to Devilman Lady and that only happened because I'm a huge mark for Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!! which is beginning to look like Devilman.

I also enjoy
Urusei Yatsura
Ranma1/2
Ruroni Kenshin
Super Milk chan
Crayon Shin chan
Shamanic Princess
Shoujo Kakumei Utena (especially the movie. it was like a beautiful acid trip)
um. ..let's see there's a bunch more
Lupin III (pretty much every series except the pink jacket)
Tokyo Babylon
Hellsing
Fushigi Yugi
Bobobobo
Yu yu Hakusho
Samurai Champloo
Cat's Eye


there's more but in the future I hope to get into Slayers Next and Try more and also to figure out wheter or not Viz is still publishing Bastard cause I can't find it.  *omg

The Bastard!! manga is the best:
(http://www.paninicomics.it/img/news/7284.jpg)
(http://www.tecmo.co.jp/jpg/on_bastard.jpg)

Devilman:
(http://www.cjas.org/~bchow/gonagai/devilman/images/dm1.jpg)

I like this kind of gore.
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Post by: 孤星 on December 07, 2007, 11:15:32 PM
Yeah, despite what a lot of otaku snobs would have you believe, Naruto isn't the worst thing to ever happen to anime.

You sir, need to be stabbed repeatedly in the head with a blunt stick.

And you sir, need a helmet welt on your forehead after a severe OniChinpo slap *fah-tch!*

There's a 12" plushie of Haruko from FLCL that I think I must have....this catalog is going to be the death of me, I just know it...

Naruto isn't that bad. I used to like it, especially since I was introduced to the manga via Shonen Jump first.

How could I forget to ass Paranoia Agent and FLCL to my favorites list?
Also, I really liked Cowboy Bebop because the filler was good. And they kept it short. No need to drag on, people die and that's the end. 

And some other stuff I keep forgetting.. .years ago I meant to watch the Silent Mobius movie and never did. Now I've forgotten what the show was even about.
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Post by: Eivion on December 08, 2007, 01:48:54 AM
That Eiken looks fucking ridiculous. Its really sad if thats not just flat out a hentai.
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Post by: 孤星 on December 08, 2007, 02:58:07 AM
That Eiken looks fucking ridiculous. Its really sad if thats not just flat out a hentai.

It's not. They just go to school and do things that involve sticky white substances getting on the girls', him being trapped by boobies, the girls' having to wear skimpy attire, homoeroticism between the girls' and all kinds of hilarious fanservice.
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Post by: Eivion on December 08, 2007, 03:16:32 AM
Thats just so fucked up. Whats the point of making a non-hentai hentai.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 08, 2007, 11:35:54 AM
It seems like a parody of hentai to me. I just laugh so fucking hard to it.
Oh I miss ruroni kenshin and Samurai X *wail
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Post by: 孤星 on December 09, 2007, 02:31:27 PM
^^^ You know what the real tragedy is? the anime never made it to the Enishi arc. Can you imagine the badass-ity of that?

Thats just so fucked up. Whats the point of making a non-hentai hentai.

It's a parody. Bastard!! is just shy of hentai but if it were a true hentai there'd be no room for the story it'd just be about the sex and we wouldn't have cool devilman-esque battles and philosophical questions.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 09, 2007, 04:50:22 PM
Yeah Like they had to swallow chocolate bananas as shit. It's just so fricken funny, because of it's selfaware and plays that up as much as it can.
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Post by: Mizztrezz on December 10, 2007, 06:18:49 PM
I'm rewatching Sailor moon, and does anyone know where I could get dvds of Dirty Pair Flash?
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/TheElfenLiedPictureShow/dp053.jpg)

I LOVE Dirty Pair Flash, I used to watch the New Year's Eve Marathon they used to have on Showtime Beyond, that was fun.   Anyway, you can get the whole series on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Pair-Flash-Perfect-Collection/dp/B00008DDSL/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1197335738&sr=8-4

Me thinks it's out of print, I bought my copy a few years ago, but it's still available secondhand at a fairly reasonable price.
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Post by: Coffee on December 11, 2007, 01:10:31 PM
the other anime i enjoy watching is Flame of Recca
i love it so much that when i was in high school, i adopted the nickname Recca (even if I'm a girl)
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 11, 2007, 02:55:28 PM
I'm rewatching Sailor moon, and does anyone know where I could get dvds of Dirty Pair Flash?
[/IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/TheElfenLiedPictureShow/dp053.jpg[/img]

I LOVE Dirty Pair Flash, I used to watch the New Year's Eve Marathon they used to have on Showtime Beyond, that was fun.   Anyway, you can get the whole series on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Pair-Flash-Perfect-Collection/dp/B00008DDSL/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1197335738&sr=8-4

Me thinks it's out of print, I bought my copy a few years ago, but it's still available secondhand at a fairly reasonable price.

Thanks so much, I know what I'm getting for christmas(-=^.^=-)
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Post by: Global Honored on December 12, 2007, 04:41:23 AM
Miyazaki's Lupin III film: Castle of Cagliostro

I love the Lupin that I have seen. The movie is a bit on his cutesy kind-hearted side, but as always, Miyazaki brings the goods. Slower obviously than his 25 minute episodes...especially as the story and situation is built but Lupin and Miyazaki make a perfect combo by the time the action rolls around.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 18, 2007, 08:07:51 PM
Just finished
Claymore, good series... hope the next season starts soon.
Shura no Toki, again another good series.
Shin Kyuuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken Raoh Den Gekitou no Shou - which is a anime fighting movie, pretty good, but lacks alot, guess there was a series I would need to watch first to get an idea on this lol.
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Post by: Coffee on December 18, 2007, 11:27:11 PM
elfen those boobs are too large
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Post by: Eivion on December 20, 2007, 12:40:33 PM
So anyone know where I can find Detective Conan Episodes going as far bask as the 80s episode no. wise.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 21, 2007, 04:28:15 PM
Just finished off Shuri No Toki.
Gotta say, interesting fighting series. It's like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and Baki the Grappler  and Dragon Ball (DB, DBZ, and DBGT) combined.
It's told in different stories throughout the series's 26 episodes.
Basicly about a secret fighting style in Japan that is thought to be extinct but the family blood lines still remains. So each 'arc' of the series is about a decendent of that line and his fighting. Think Goku's love to fight, which was passed on to his sons as well. Same thing, except no long drawn out fights, nor super power waves and such.
Good series :)
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Post by: infernalmiko on December 25, 2007, 10:17:46 AM
Currently watching Darker Than Black.  I have Mononoke and Bamboo Blade in the queue as well.   I need more hours in the day:)
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Post by: Eivion on December 25, 2007, 10:22:12 AM
Finished watching Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai in the early morning. Damn was it good and nice conclusion to the whole story.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 25, 2007, 11:35:43 AM
Just starting a new series called 'Macross: Frontier'.
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Post by: Eivion on December 25, 2007, 11:58:55 AM
I started Macross 7 last night in prep for that one.
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Post by: Supreme Rebel Leader MutaKushi1301 on January 01, 2008, 06:44:35 PM
Me?

I like.........................

Shin Chan
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb52/gannygazooko/Shinchan1.jpg)
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 01, 2008, 06:46:06 PM
I spoke too soon, and so there's more updates to download *livid

I love shin-chan also.
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Post by: Knuckleduster on January 01, 2008, 06:49:25 PM
Anyone here watched Ergo Proxy yet? The 1st half of the season really got me hooked, but the 2nd half really got me confused. Just didn't get it
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 01, 2008, 07:03:15 PM
Super Milk-chan is another interesting series. It's  a pretty ludricious form of smart comedy that wasn't supposed to make sense. I crack up whenever Milk (known as Miruku in the original) would call her robotic servant Tetsuko a "BAKA FACE", plus the "president" is absolutely, for a better lack of a term, an idiot.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 01, 2008, 07:07:17 PM
Oh milkchan *haha
I still remember that song "I am the president, you dumbass,  you dumbass"
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/xxdolltrashxx420/youdumbass.jpg)
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 01, 2008, 07:10:05 PM
Anyone here watched Ergo Proxy yet? The 1st half of the season really got me hooked, but the 2nd half really got me confused. Just didn't get it
I liked it. But it got... dull lol. Confused, I guess...  I just say Dull lol.
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Post by: Supreme Rebel Leader MutaKushi1301 on January 01, 2008, 07:12:50 PM
Oh milkchan *haha
I still remember that song "I am the president, you dumbass,  you dumbass"
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/xxdolltrashxx420/youdumbass.jpg)


Super Milk Chan is cool! It's the funniest show I've ever seen!
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Post by: Eivion on January 01, 2008, 07:30:51 PM
Anyone here watched Ergo Proxy yet? The 1st half of the season really got me hooked, but the 2nd half really got me confused. Just didn't get it
I liked it. But it got... dull lol. Confused, I guess...  I just say Dull lol.
It was never that particularly interesting to begin with. What keeps you watching is the pure interest in finding out what happened to the world and what the hell Vincent was. Other than that, none of the character themselves were all that enjoyable or fun.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 01, 2008, 10:40:22 PM
Anyone here watched Ergo Proxy yet? The 1st half of the season really got me hooked, but the 2nd half really got me confused. Just didn't get it
I liked it. But it got... dull lol. Confused, I guess...  I just say Dull lol.
It was never that particularly interesting to begin with. What keeps you watching is the pure interest in finding out what happened to the world and what the hell Vincent was. Other than that, none of the character themselves were all that enjoyable or fun.
The lead woman was hot :P


Heh watching Blue Drop, and a mecha anime that's kind of a parody but still fun to watch - Martian Successor Nadesico, at the moment.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 01, 2008, 11:51:09 PM
Oh milkchan *haha
I still remember that song "I am the president, you dumbass,  you dumbass"
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/xxdolltrashxx420/youdumbass.jpg)


"Yeah! Oh, yeah! I'm the president!
OH, YEAH! OH, YEAH!

"I'm the president; you're not the president.
OH, YEAH! OH, YEAH!"
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Post by: Eivion on January 02, 2008, 12:48:38 AM
Anyone here watched Ergo Proxy yet? The 1st half of the season really got me hooked, but the 2nd half really got me confused. Just didn't get it
I liked it. But it got... dull lol. Confused, I guess...  I just say Dull lol.
It was never that particularly interesting to begin with. What keeps you watching is the pure interest in finding out what happened to the world and what the hell Vincent was. Other than that, none of the character themselves were all that enjoyable or fun.
The lead woman was hot :P


Heh watching Blue Drop, and a mecha anime that's kind of a parody but still fun to watch - Martian Successor Nadesico, at the moment.
Nadesico is awesome, especially whenever talk of Genkiganger arrives.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 02, 2008, 01:51:52 AM
Anyone here watched Ergo Proxy yet? The 1st half of the season really got me hooked, but the 2nd half really got me confused. Just didn't get it
I liked it. But it got... dull lol. Confused, I guess...  I just say Dull lol.
It was never that particularly interesting to begin with. What keeps you watching is the pure interest in finding out what happened to the world and what the hell Vincent was. Other than that, none of the character themselves were all that enjoyable or fun.
The lead woman was hot :P


Heh watching Blue Drop, and a mecha anime that's kind of a parody but still fun to watch - Martian Successor Nadesico, at the moment.
Nadesico is awesome, especially whenever talk of Genkiganger arrives.

Yep. I love how the second half of the series turns into a Genkiganger sub-culture as the enemy lol.

Just finished the movie Nadesico: 'Prince of Darkness'. Not bad... But I perfer the series version of Akito, lol.
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Post by: Eivion on January 02, 2008, 02:10:06 AM
Yeah, the problem with the movie is that it takes place too long after the series so you don't know what the hell is going on.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 02, 2008, 11:38:35 AM
Yeah, the problem with the movie is that it takes place too long after the series so you don't know what the hell is going on.
Yep. Its a nice twist though. Rather see another movie or an OVA for this now though, lol.
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Post by: Eivion on January 02, 2008, 11:55:22 AM
Oh, I would love an ova based off what happened between the movie and series.
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Post by: Supreme Rebel Leader MutaKushi1301 on January 02, 2008, 08:37:11 PM
No Criminal can escape...........

From "The Pink *****"(You figure out the rest)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i107/Grumble101/Pink---.jpg)
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 04, 2008, 11:54:40 PM
Karas

This anime is ... damn sweet. The animation is superb. And the fighting scenes, from the beginning of the first episode even, are amazing.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 05, 2008, 05:03:21 PM
Another good one that just started.

Rosario to Vampire


Btw if you guys want to know good fansub groups for any of the anime's I've listed before, just hollar. Unless it's Licensed, it shouldn't be hard to tell ya.
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Post by: Eivion on January 05, 2008, 05:32:39 PM
Saw a preview for that one. Didn't terribly interest me though it didn't necessarily look bad either. Tell me how it is later.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 05, 2008, 06:01:25 PM
So far, not bad. Animation wise at least. Storywise, who knows. The concept that a lone human gets into a university for just monsters, is a bit odd considering... but likely he's not human. Monsters of course being Vampires, Orcs, Trolls, Werewolves, ect.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 07, 2008, 04:04:21 PM
I just rewatched Akira since it was on Encore. Goodness I love that movie. I used to use it to help me stay up all night during the summer when I was in junior high. I'm gonna rebuy it on dvd once I get the money
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 07, 2008, 04:34:10 PM
Damn, I think I'm the last person to have yet see Akira, it's embarassing. *umm

I've recently purchased Overman King Gainer Vol. 2 & 3. I've finished watching Vol.2 earlier this morning and will possibly watch Vol. 3 tonight.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 07, 2008, 04:39:48 PM
It's on veoh. Also it's gonna be on Encore Action on the 15
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 09, 2008, 12:00:31 PM
Just finished watching kannaduki no miko, not bad anime about two girls that are the priestest meant to stop an evil from coming to life. The two fall for each other, but one of the girls's childhood best friends confess his love and she falls for him turning the other girl into siding with the enemy. It's also got mecha battles, but that isn't the point of the series. Ending sucks, lol.

Also finished Sky Girls. :( It's 26 episodes is over, no more series. I loved this one though lol.
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Post by: Eivion on January 09, 2008, 12:24:31 PM
Finished Air Gear last night. All I can say is that it sucks that there isn't more.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 09, 2008, 12:31:26 PM
I've just finished watching Vol. 3 of Overman King Gainer and the storyline is becoming more interesting compared to Vol. 2.

"Soft...Softer than chocolate!"
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 09, 2008, 01:09:15 PM
Overman's great. I think it's a lot better at the last few episodes. Mainly because it rids of the storyline of the Exudos, and puts the main characters in action against one another. :)
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 10, 2008, 12:46:16 PM
So I think I found one of the dreaded 'Seizure' anime's from japan. Tenku Senki Shurato.

Not bad anime, but the animation effects when they do certain powerful attacks, seem like Seizure inducers, lol.  But the series is pretty cool, similar to Ronin Warriors.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 10, 2008, 03:04:22 PM
They are my Noble Masters

Odd... anime. Not sure what to think, but it's only one episode in thus far. A brother and sister need a job and take a liking to some rich woman's place, with two lovely sisters and lots of maids and a funny butler.

I wanna be a Butler! "Hand Beams are also a part of a Butler"
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Post by: Eivion on January 10, 2008, 04:55:42 PM
Finished Macross 7 last night. Fairly decent anime though some may not care for it since its mainly about the music which there are plenty of various songs, most of which being pretty good.
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Post by: King of Joshi on January 10, 2008, 06:25:31 PM
I can't get into any of the comedy/cute Anime. My favorite by a mile was Berserk. I also enjoyed the first half of Blue Gender, X: The Movie, Vampire Hunter D 1 and 2, Blood: The Last Vampire, and both Ghost in the Shell Movies. See Casshan on Sci-Fi on Saturday mornings is what got me into Anime, so it will always have a soft spot.

I'm very sporadic in my viewing, but I'm currently rotating between: Ergo Proxy, GITS:SAC, Gasaraki, Claymore, Monster, and Night Head Genesis. Just depends on what I'm in the mood for.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 11, 2008, 01:25:43 PM
Comedy Anime is actually quite fun to watch, generally because they were made to be absurdly funny and nonsensical at times. Ultimately, they're about getting a laugh out of you. The "cute" Anime are basically directed to young, adolescent girls or children ages 6 and under.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 11, 2008, 01:35:59 PM
Meh 'cute' anime to me, I watch is the ones that border Hentai/Ecchi. :D
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Post by: 孤星 on January 16, 2008, 07:46:16 PM
I like gore such as Devilman and Bastard!!. ..I also like chaotic cast anime like UY, FY and Ranma. 
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Post by: Eivion on January 17, 2008, 10:11:57 AM
Finished Macross Zero last night. As prequel it doesn't strike me as good. On its own its alright, probably good.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 21, 2008, 10:54:50 PM
Just finished watching Gundam 00 episode 15. Definitly enjoying this series. And these battles are great. Four against 1000, with the four loosing so far haha. But four, must have a few more on the sidelines ;)
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Post by: Eivion on January 22, 2008, 04:07:54 PM
Just finished watching Gundam 00 episode 15. Definitly enjoying this series. And these battles are great. Four against 1000, with the four loosing so far haha. But four, must have a few more on the sidelines ;)
Always figured there had to be a few more Gundams in hiding though I wonder why and if we have already seen any of their pilots.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 22, 2008, 06:41:23 PM
Just finished watching Gundam 00 episode 15. Definitly enjoying this series. And these battles are great. Four against 1000, with the four loosing so far haha. But four, must have a few more on the sidelines ;)
Always figured there had to be a few more Gundams in hiding though I wonder why and if we have already seen any of their pilots.
yep. well next ep looks like three new ones at least. as for pilots, i figure we've seen one or two. i also figure that that kid with the girl all the time iwll be a pilot someitme soon lol. regardless the series is heating up.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 27, 2008, 03:04:04 PM
Again new episode of Gundam 00 was great. I LOVE the new Gundam Throne's :) And it seems none of the Gundam Meisters were even aware of em'. Nor the Observers. However we learned another detail apparently. There are Five Gundam's right now, yet all we have seen are four. Unless the big ship itself is one or just uses a Solar Generator, maybe that is what they meant. oh well. Love the new Gundams!
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Post by: RKade8583 on January 28, 2008, 02:01:22 AM
I'm an anime newb too.

Azumanga Daioh
Read or Die
Cowboy Bebop
Basilisk
Great Teacher Onizuka (the live action was better)
Death Note
Ranma (I can't watch it once Hopposai comes in... fuckin' pervert)

You can see the kinds of anime I like. Any recommendations, again, are appreciated. For god's sake, no porn! I go to college for one thing so I have real women readily available and I never "got" anime porn.

Hey, I listed them in the order I saw them. How bout that
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Post by: Eivion on January 28, 2008, 02:36:05 AM
Again new episode of Gundam 00 was great. I LOVE the new Gundam Throne's :) And it seems none of the Gundam Meisters were even aware of em'. Nor the Observers. However we learned another detail apparently. There are Five Gundam's right now, yet all we have seen are four. Unless the big ship itself is one or just uses a Solar Generator, maybe that is what they meant. oh well. Love the new Gundams!
Pretty sure its the shipp with the 5th generator. Anyways It will be interesting to see what impact these new pilots and gundams have. Also wondering what the exact infrastructure of Celestial Being is.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 28, 2008, 11:09:19 AM
I get the feeling that Alister, or whatever his name was, leader/founder of Celestial being, is stll around, and just one of the people we've seen, with a facemask, lol.
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Post by: Eivion on January 29, 2008, 02:48:22 AM
I get the feeling that Alister, or whatever his name was, leader/founder of Celestial being, is stll around, and just one of the people we've seen, with a facemask, lol.
If your talking about the bald guy, I think your wrong there. I think he's dead and his message was recorded long, long ago. From the sounds of it the reality is that Celestial Being has been in the making for a century or two.
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Post by: Eivion on February 03, 2008, 11:03:06 AM
"You know too much."

Really did not see them killing that guy off this early though considering he was about to reveal what Celestial Beings true purpose was to the audience it only made sense. Really never got to find out who he truly was either.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 03, 2008, 12:35:11 PM
Indeed man. I didn't think the professor would die so soon. But then again, this season is almost complete 25 episodes. 25th Episode will end with cliffhangers, and set the tone for the next season when it returns in October.

I changed my mind about the Throne Gundams. Hate em'.. lol.
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Post by: King of Joshi on February 03, 2008, 02:21:24 PM
Just watched:

(http://www.dvdrama.com/imagescrit2/j/i/n/jin_roh_haut.jpg)

HD rip too. Good, serious, thriller-type Anime. The animation was really great and the story solid.
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Post by: Eivion on February 03, 2008, 10:19:43 PM
Indeed man. I didn't think the professor would die so soon. But then again, this season is almost complete 25 episodes. 25th Episode will end with cliffhangers, and set the tone for the next season when it returns in October.

I changed my mind about the Throne Gundams. Hate em'.. lol.
We're still 8 or so episodes away so I figured it was a bit early to start with the important deaths. Still with the new Gundam Meisters coming in I suppose we had to give a big start aside from saving the other four. Actually I'm wondering if Setsuna's right about them not really being true Gundam Meisters despite their claim. Already think that one observer they keep showing is the one ordering them.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 04, 2008, 10:35:23 AM
I think the Observer has a part in this... but that green haired kid with him has a part possibly higher up lol.

I can't wait for Gundam vs Throne battles.

I still get the feeling one of the major four pilots might die before the first season is over.
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Post by: Eivion on February 04, 2008, 10:48:06 AM
I think the green haired kid is actually supposed to be watching over the observer. Probably making sure he doesn't get out of line.

I don't see our originals dieing before the end of the first season. Do seem one or two them dieing by the end though, particularly Allelujah.

You still watching Dragonaut by the way?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 04, 2008, 11:05:03 AM
Yeah Allelujah is one of them. But the purple haired one i thought was named Vader, for awhile lol. For some reason... i can see it happening.
Yep. Don't like where Dragonaut has gone, cuz the girl was my favorite on the series and she got stabbed. :(
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Post by: Eivion on February 04, 2008, 11:25:05 AM
Yeah I kept wondering who the hell Vader was, but I figured it was actually a computer after a while despite not showing us until recently.

I'm fine with where Dragonaut is goign though yeah I'm definitely damn disappointed to say the least at Akira's death though with the way 17 ended she could be alive (doubt it though).
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 04, 2008, 11:56:43 AM
Well Gonzo is behind Dragonaut series. They like to toy with deaths that seem unexpected. Though in the past they have shown to be alive near the end. I'd think Akira could be saved by Toa like Gin and Jin have. I do have to say I was shocked to see Garnet back in ep 15 or 16 revealed as a dragon, lol. I knew she was a fighter and had a purpose but didn't expect that lol.

Yeah on Gundam 00 they've told about Vader's predictions. At first it sounded like the pilot was Vader. He has a name though, I just can't remember it haha. Afterall he's the one that screwed up and revealed Neferity or whatever out of the biggest gundam.

I watch both these series frequently. Also whenever new episodes of the following come out: 'Rental Magica', 'Rosario + Vampire', 'They are my Noble Masters', 'DGray Man', 'Juushin Enbu-Hereo Tales', 'Angel Hearth', 'Wolf and Spice', 'Persona Soul', 'Macross Frontier', and of course 'One Piece'.
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Post by: Eivion on February 04, 2008, 05:47:49 PM
Still watching D.Gray-man & One Piece as well. Also watching Rosario+Vampire and Rental Magica. Caught that first episode of Macross Frontier after I finished Zero & 7. Looks interesting though the actually series isn't starting up for another month from what I read. Rental Magica seems alright, but nothing special. Right now my favorite thing about it is the openings. Its really missing plot. Rosario+Vampire is decent so far. Nice little comedy  nothing great.

Also been watching Beet the Vandel Buster though I'm disappointed the series stops with Excellion as it obviously is a long one.

How are those other series your watching?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 04, 2008, 06:44:22 PM
Check out any of these on crunchyroll.com. Also you can see em' all on Veoh TV, and Instantz.com has a huge list on the left side of the site for you to pull these up.

'They are my Noble Masters' (also called: Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de) - Fanservice series. BAsically a brother and sister want to live in this mansion. Three sisters live there with maids and a butler. The brother becomes a butler to the oldest sister; while the sister becomes a fellow maid. But these maids, aren't normal...And the butler himself is incredible, lol.

'Juushin Enbu-Hereo Tales' - nteresting story about the zodiac stars, where a young man finds out he's the one of the prophecy, and from there goes on a trip to the capital to fight the one he is supposed to fight. It's a pretty good series, where 'ki/gi' is channeled into energy for weapons, physical or inner.

'Angel Heart' - City Hunter spin-off, starring City Hunter and his 'daughter', whom is a former assassin that died but has City Hunter Ryu's wife's heart inside her, thus refers to her as Kori-mama, and Ryu considers her a daughter. The series is slow at times, but at other times it's full of action and such.

'Wolf and Spice' - Odd series seeing a wolf that was worshiped to as a god for bountiful harvest, takes form of a human girl and goes on a trip with a Merchant man. The two just travel from city to city. Plot wise, it's not quite known yet.

Seirei no Moribito - The series is pretty good. About a woman that is a bounty hunter, and hired bodyguard. The story ends up seeing her protect a young prince, whom's father, the king, wants him killed because he is possessed by a water demon spirit.

'Persona Soul' - Not really sure how to describe it, lol. Bit behind on episodes, only seen two so far, and there's 4 right now. Basically something is causing soul's to form from the body and fight others.

Rental Magica' - I just like this series because the lead character is the owner and head of the world's largest used agency,  yet doesn't know what he's doing. But he's learning. And what he doesn't know, doesn't matter as all he has to do is show his eye and immediately he's a leader. But real reason I watch the show is for the witch and blonde's fights, lol.

'DGray Man' - Love the series, but the current ARC is taking so damn long to get his arm repaired, lol.

'Macross Frontier' - Was good for a start. Series is coming in late Feb I believe.

'One Piece' - Obviously, watching it because I love it.
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Post by: Eivion on February 04, 2008, 07:29:38 PM
I like Itsuki as well, especially since he actually is growing and learning as it goes on. I just wish there was a real plot. I mean you would think the disappearance of his father would have been it, but no. I was very happy to see them bring in another mage as I was wondering where the hell did all the mages from Astral go.

Also dislike how long its taking for for Allen's arm to grow back. This whole recent season really seem to stretch shit out a bit too far for my tastes. Every thing just seems like it could have been 2-3 episodes shorter at least sans the current crew in finally hitting Japan. Anyways its looking like his Innocence will return this next episode.

Got back to watching Angel Heart several weeks ago. Fun stuff, but damn is it taking a long time to translate considering its been done for a year or two.

I stopped at the last few episodes of Seirei No Moribito several months back. It was a decent series, maybe even good, but for me it was a chore to watch. Probably will finish it eventually since I got so far in it already.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 04, 2008, 07:39:39 PM
Rental Magica's plot hasn't quite hit a spot. But in the Manga it did, and that should be happening shortly. He already had the first run in with the Alchemist. I think these 'happy days' for Itsuki is about over. I think the end of the first season will set the tone for the next. We've still yet to meet the creators of his eye patch (there were three) ;  nor the guy behind Astral's business takeover. As for his dad even the manga hasn't got that far I believe.

Angel Heart's just a side project for the sub group Anime Krazy. Oddly enough, same group doing Seirei no Moribito.
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Post by: Eivion on February 07, 2008, 09:53:42 AM
Finished up Beet the Vandeel Buster Excellion last night. Good, fun stuff, bit sad that it was only filler. Even sadder that there isn't more Beet in general.

Started Spice and Wolf. Current story w/o plot reminds me of of another series called Hatenkou Yuji that I'm watching right (also came out this year). Seems like both will hit plot eventually so I think I will keep watching.

Damn them for making me wait another episode or two for Allen's Innocence to return in D.Gray-man.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 07, 2008, 10:11:48 AM
Wolf and Spice/Spice and Wolf, the plot seems to be about the silver coins. But... hard to tell.  Start the series 'Juushin Enubu Heroes Tales' if you need one to watch, it's pretty good thus far, and as I said before, you can cehck it out at instantz.net via the library links on the left side.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 08, 2008, 10:56:43 PM
What.The.Hell. I just watched the latest Dragonaut episode... and it's a year in the future. They friggen skipped a year. What a flip everything took in a year. ISDA is now hunting the Dragons. Kazuki and Black Widow are working with the ISDA as hunters, and Kazuki has a eye patch between his eyes which i think is just wierd, despire the reason it's there. Jin, Gio and Toa are living a peaceful life together. Well... were, i guess. And how likely is it that all those Agiathon Dragons will be turning on the ISDA soon, heh. Also Looks like the sh*ts about to hit the fan with Thanatos.
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Post by: Eivion on February 09, 2008, 10:59:08 AM
Yeah that kind of pissed me off. I really hate time skips. Yeah it looks like Thanatos is going to be speeding up. I'm wondering when did the ISDA get so damn cocky that they thought they could destroy Thanatos w/o dragons.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 09, 2008, 02:22:03 PM
Yeah. I rewatched the end of the episode 17 and listened to the two girls talk, and realized they meant that the show was going forward a year. I  hate it when they do that. But that also meaks Akira should show up soon. But so much happened in a year apparently.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 10, 2008, 12:11:29 PM
Just finished the latest Gundam 00. Sad episode. I guess we'll be seeing Saji join Celestial Being or The Flags soon or something. Stupid Nena. Trinity pilots suck.
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Post by: Eivion on February 11, 2008, 03:17:41 AM
He probably won't join either since his girlfriend is still alive so the hunger for vengeance isn't strong enough, and even then he has no skills as pilot or the general attitude for vengeance. That was some sad shit though. Already knew the two other pilots in the Trinity group were psychotic so that seemed a bit pointless to do other than proving what cruel bastards the creators are. Still I do wonder what exactly will happen with Saji and Louise. Maybe Saji will join his sister in searching for the truth, especially since she is likely to bite soon. Was wondering how long it would take for Setsuna to go after the Trinity pilots.

Didn't see that one person following Adelicia around in Rental Magica turning out to be her sister. Might be interesting if they actually do something with that later.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 11, 2008, 12:05:13 PM
Well on Gundam 00, Louise's hand was severed off, and Saji took it pretty hard. I don't think it's enough yet... but sometime soon, surely he'll look to pilot. His sister I fear for, lol. Setsuna using the 'armed intervention' excuse to go after Trinity, that's just good. I still think that green haired kid with the Observer has something to do with them; the way he was just standing on the roof casually in the episode.

Rental Magica was okay. I was a bit surprised that the shadow lady was Adelicia's sister. I love the monk, his abilities are unique compared to the rest of thes tuff I see in anime like this. Surprised that this episode didn't have any of the Astral organization except Itsuki for like 2min, lol.
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Post by: Mizztrezz on February 11, 2008, 04:36:42 PM
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei might be one of the coolest and most twisted things I've ever seen....and I've sat through a couple eps of Cool Devices (which was at least twisted.).
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Post by: Eivion on February 12, 2008, 12:14:01 AM
Well on Gundam 00, Louise's hand was severed off, and Saji took it pretty hard. I don't think it's enough yet... but sometime soon, surely he'll look to pilot. His sister I fear for, lol. Setsuna using the 'armed intervention' excuse to go after Trinity, that's just good. I still think that green haired kid with the Observer has something to do with them; the way he was just standing on the roof casually in the episode.
See I still can't see him becoming a pilot. With all thats going on there really just isn't time, especially since we don't seem to have the whole new type deal here.

I still think its the observer himself who is handing out the orders to the Trinity pilots.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 12, 2008, 12:35:46 AM
Guess we'll see soon. I  hate waiting for show's every week. Lol I got started on One Piece as the dub, and watched it till about the end of the arc with meeting Ussop. I then found the sub's on the internet, and downloaded them in bundles till I caught up, and ever since, it's been week after week waiting for new episodes lol. Oh well.

Picked up an anime named 'Souten no Ken' (also called Fist of the Blue Sky I believe). Pretty good fighting anime, bloody, violent, newage Ryu. Sadly only 6 episodes thus far subbed, out of 26. But damn it's pretty good.

Also started watching 'Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro', which is akin to the mystery type anime's, but with an interesting plot behind it. Think Detective Conan, but with a demon of sorts. The demon loves to eat riddles, not just solve them, and partners up with a girl to be detectives. The girl's father so happened to have been murdered in a closed off room. I never was a fan of Detective Conan, watched a few episodes, but so far this has me interesting.
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Post by: Eivion on February 12, 2008, 01:38:56 AM
Quote
Picked up an anime named 'Souten no Ken' (also called Fist of the Blue Sky I believe). Pretty good fighting anime, bloody, violent, newage Ryu. Sadly only 6 episodes thus far subbed, out of 26. But damn it's pretty good.
This is related to Fist of the North Star, right?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 12, 2008, 01:56:39 AM
Honestly? Yes. The lead male Kasumi Kenshiro, the Uncle of 'Fist of the North Star'. The series is a prequel to that long series.
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Post by: Eivion on February 14, 2008, 09:57:57 AM
Nice to see All finally get his Innocence back and its look is interesting to say the leats.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 14, 2008, 11:38:57 AM
Yep. Clown's Crown. :D
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on February 15, 2008, 06:15:13 PM
Hayate no Gotoku > ALL

Zero no Tsukaima is also pretty good. I used to love Air Master, though it has it's annoying parts. The fights were top-notch though.
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Post by: Eivion on February 15, 2008, 06:22:50 PM
Its nice to find another Hayate fan here.

Zero No Tsukaima is fun though I was left a little disappointed with the first season and more with the second.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on February 16, 2008, 11:22:11 AM
I'm only about halfway through the 1st season. I've already been warned that it does heavy on the romance cliches and he ends up with Zero rather than Siesta, which makes like no sense at all.
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Post by: Eivion on February 16, 2008, 11:54:42 AM
Yeah that kind of annoyed me to say the least.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on February 16, 2008, 01:52:41 PM
Have you seen Rosario + Vampire? It goes for the cliches right off the bat (the harem formula), but it manages to be somewhat entertaining. I have a huge backlog of anime to get through, but it's not looking good for me to go through it anytime soon...I've got BSG from Netflix, Neverwhere I'm borrowing from a friend, and I just bought Lost Odyssey.  *gah
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Post by: Eivion on February 16, 2008, 04:06:40 PM
Yeah I have been watching it. Its fun.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 16, 2008, 05:49:49 PM
Rosario + Vampire is fun to watch. As is most of the anime aforementioned in this thread, lol. Sweetness new Dragonauts is up to watch, now just gotta dl it.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 16, 2008, 09:03:20 PM
Watched the latest Dragonaut. Not really likeing the adveancement in time, too much not explained. But looks like the next episode will see a attack on Tarturus and apparently a loss of life human or dragon. Sucks. I guess Gio recieved some sort of instructions from Thanatos. Ever since the first episode of the series I thought Gio would end up bad, yet he hasn't. Still hoping he does somehow, but it's not likely. Oh well. But if it's true that the red markings indicate the end of the dragon's life nearing, quite a few of them are experiencing that.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on February 17, 2008, 02:38:25 AM
Not really sure why you thought Gio would end up bad. Nothing really pointed towards that. Besides at this point its been made known Thanatos isn't really good or evil, just a creature living by general nature.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Coffee on February 17, 2008, 05:56:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDEMrTwzFL8
does anybody here have AMV Hell 0?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 17, 2008, 12:53:42 PM
Not that I can recall. Tho in the video near the end, t he guy on the bicicle is from the odd hentai anime thing called Goldenboy. Pretty funny.
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Post by: Coffee on February 18, 2008, 07:11:43 AM
i love sailor moon
(i don't know why did they use edge's music for sailor moon in this vid. it looked awkward)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zfZfVWbopA
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 18, 2008, 02:10:18 PM
They used it because the artist is wide known, and likely who made this... doesn't even know Edge or WRestling lol.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 18, 2008, 02:13:50 PM
Watched the latest Gundam 00, awesome seeing them fight but Trinity pulled back like cowards. Looks like that one guy isn't just an observer either, at least in terms of Veda. I would have liekd the 3 v 3 fight, especailly after Nahelleah owned the other Trinity Gundams lol.

Rental Magica continues it's single and double episode plots, with the whole story behind the series still not even touched on lol. Still it's a Mika centered episode, which is good. Though being a sacrifice, not so good. Part two better see that old woman beat up lol.

And yay for new One Piece!
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Post by: Eivion on February 19, 2008, 07:56:09 AM
Would have definitely been nice to get longer fight, but I'm guessing we will see one by the end of the season. Also looks like you were right about that green guy as he gave a pretty evil smile.

Damn, was not expecting and wondering when we would get to deal with another member of the Shichibukai. Was expecting them to deal with Don Flamingo after they got to the new world they keep mentioning. This Moria is so damn weird and whatnot.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 19, 2008, 11:34:00 AM
Thiller Bark is... incredible. Of course I read the translated Manga chapters, so I know how it goes, but I'm surprised how well the anime has done thus far. Some of the voices just fit, especially the invisible tiger's heh. All I can say is that after some more of this nonsense with no fights, we get nice big fights :)

Yeah Gundam's fight was short, but larger ones surely are on scale. And what about the end, with the pods and stuff in Antartica. I'm confused, cuz not sure if thoses were more genetic soldiers like Aleljuhah or missles, or some new gundam-like machines lol. We do know that Trinity's base is not in outerspace like the Gundams are, but rather in Africa, of all places.
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Post by: Eivion on February 19, 2008, 12:29:49 PM
Yes they love having important bases in Africa in Gundam. Also wondering hat the pods could be. They seemed small to be Gundams, but they could be parts for them, specifically whatever they use for their drives.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on February 20, 2008, 04:43:36 PM
Anyone know where I can get ahold of either the OP song for the first season of DeathNote, or the entire OST?  (w/o having to buy it, of course, because I'm a cheap bastard like that) 

Gonna make a Tamura vid and want to use that song.

Thanks in advance and junk
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Post by: bill.zero on February 20, 2008, 04:49:59 PM
If you torrent, Jpopsuki probably has it.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 20, 2008, 04:59:57 PM
Oni, if it's just the OP1, here ya go.
http://www.flv2mp3.com/get.php?1203584228_657188_817368
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on February 21, 2008, 02:49:29 AM
Thank you very much!

And I've started watching Saiyuki Reload on VeohTV but the client's been all buggy when streaming..the 23 minute episode took damn near 40 minutes to watch because every 5 or 6 seconds it would go to the loading whammy...I forget how long the limit is for watching from the site...maybe (if the eps are under that limit) it won't suck so hard if I watched it from the site.  I LOVED the manga, so it really would be a bugger if I had to go through that whole "DL each episode and then watch the crappy quality .flv with the VLC player" whammy  *kori
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on February 21, 2008, 10:08:43 AM
That sounds more like your connection was just buggy. Sites been workign fine for a while now and I believe the limit is 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 21, 2008, 12:13:15 PM
There is always 'crunchyroll.com', 'tudou.com', 'theanimenetwork.com'. But yeah as for Veoh, just make sure you pause it first, and let it load like 1/5 of the meter and you'll be fine if you watch it from the start. Or dl the episodes from veohtv, and use vlc player if you want, but the newer Zoom player really does hit the spot.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on February 21, 2008, 01:00:45 PM
Saiyuki got removed from crunchyroll because GENEON licensed it.  I really like the way CR runs things, it's *gasp* logical!  If it's not something you can get in the US, then it stays up, but once a deal is struck that it'll get released at your local Suncoast, then they take it down.  I'm sending shinji a money order just because of that! (To be honest, I never visited Crunchyroll until two days ago and for some reason, I REALLY want a badge...)

If only YT took that approach...I'd still have my first account and it wouldn't be TEH EVIL~!
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on February 21, 2008, 11:44:58 PM
Yes, but I dislike them taking down all of Detective Conan when its so damn doubtful Funimation licensed all the episodes, movies, and ovas.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 22, 2008, 01:29:29 PM
Yes, but I dislike them taking down all of Detective Conan when its so damn doubtful Funimation licensed all the episodes, movies, and ovas.
Not really. Detective Conan itself is an IP, so all eps, movies, ovas, music, and such associated with the license of the series, is covered.
Anyways
http://www.detectiveconan.us/
Watch em all there lol.
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Post by: Eivion on February 22, 2008, 06:48:39 PM
Thats really annoying to hear considering how they seem to have no real interest in continuing the series itself, only the movies. Still its nice you remembered I was looking for episodes. *whee
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 22, 2008, 08:28:01 PM
Well it depends really. Funimation owns the americanized license, i believe some other company still owns the true license for japan.

Besides needed something to look for while waiting on anime to download lol.

And damn i needed something to avert my attention from spazzing on One Piece's direction in the manga right now :)
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 22, 2008, 10:58:06 PM
New D_Gray Man! Next week's looks like Allen could return to his friends... but really, I'm surprsied Kanda's back... where the fuck's he been!?

Caught episode 7 of Rosario + Vampire. Looks like the cast is almost complete, and the plot of the series will kick in around episode 10 likely, giving us three episodes to end the season, and then the second season being focus on the evil group showcased in the opening and ending scenes. That's also where i figure we're still missing one main cast member of the group of friends.

And GIGANTIC FORMULA episode 22 came out today, after nearly 90 days since the last release! Lunarsubs is back in gear, hehe. :)
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Post by: Eivion on February 23, 2008, 12:21:35 AM
Actually I think Allen won't return for another episode or two. Kanda has been with the other alchemist protecting the Marshall who apparently brought them into the Order. They have been making their way to Japan as well from a different angle the way the Earl was talking about the group some episodes back.

Episode 8 of Rosario is already out though I think I will wait for tomorrow to catch it as I have plans to watch the next Kekkaishi, Hatenou Yuugi, & Reborn tonight.

EDIT: That must have been a mistake on crunchyroll since they already took 8 down. Damn and I was so looking forward to it.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 23, 2008, 12:09:46 PM
Oh yeah. Heh forgot about that. All the generals were going to be converging in Edo as well.

Rosario 8 was a mistake, lol. Coupled I believe with the thoughts that they were going ahead an episode like Spice and Wolf (no episode 7, till DVD comes out, but ep 8 is being subbed).

If ya ever get aro und to it, check out Gigantic Formula. :)
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Post by: Eivion on February 23, 2008, 12:30:15 PM
Maybe what is it about?

Just finished Code Geass today which was utterly awesome and addicting. I was on 16 or 18 of Stellvia before I start Code Geass and somehow have finished Code Geass before it. Looking very forward to the second season, especially where they start.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 23, 2008, 12:43:27 PM
Hmm I need to finish Code Geass, stopped due to the videoquality going crappy on me, but since then I got a new video card and use Zoom Player. VLC seemed to not work with the second half of the season.

Gigantic Formula is for one a mech anime centered around the Greek Gods and Goddesses of legend. With a unique concept to World War. In order to satisfy the hunger of the god statues, they build giant Mech suits and put them inside then the nations of the World fight in what is called UN's Wisest War. Throughout the series you get the idea that it is far from 'Wisest' and it seems like somebody is pulling strings. The series focuses on the Japan team and their Mecha, Susanaoh(Ares), but do to a system they install you get to expierence the lives of the other nations pilots. Really fun series to watch. Episodes 1- 20 were subbed up to last September, and also focused on the War, but episdoes 21-25, the remainder, unviel the truth behind the UN's motives.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 23, 2008, 10:28:32 PM
Just finished ep 20 of Dragonauts. Um.. I'd say my thoughts on Gio were spot on lol. But what the fuck is with Kazuki, wearing that patch on his head for THAT lol. Oh well Dragon fights time.
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Post by: Eivion on February 24, 2008, 01:29:46 PM
Yes, the subbers made a similar comment. Kazuki is little bitch though so its surprising its osmehting as small as that.

I'm wondering why the hell you were right about Gio. There were no real hints towards it and it makes little sense.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 24, 2008, 05:54:03 PM
I have no idea either lol. The start of the series just felt like Gio wasn't really good. And just hung around to protect Toa. But looks like 'mother' reprogramed his mission.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 25, 2008, 06:24:20 PM
Well just finished Rental Magica's latest ep, and Gundam 00's. Rental, i'm just glad they gave her a small storytime. Not sure Adelcia needed to show up for the finish, but oh well thought it was cool Itsuki fought 'with' his eye for once, rather than it taking him over.

Gundam 00... all I can say is... Wow. Gundam vs Gundam battles are seemingly going to be a big part of the series soon now. I think Saji's got more than enough reason to be a pilot soon; his gf's hand can't grow back due to the gundam particales, and now his sister is gone. Alehander and the green haired kid seem to be going against Celestial, like he must be related to the original founder or something, just like that lady that helps the gundams all the time; or not who knows. I love this series. Just Wow... Trinity got OWNED! Honestly it seemed like episode 20 skipped ahead, but it didn't, just so much went down from 19 into 20. 30 v 3 v 4.  Can't wait.
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Post by: Eivion on February 26, 2008, 10:58:12 AM
Yeah it really makes you wonder what the hell is going to happen when we are still less than half way through. Yeah I thought Saji's sister would survive a few more episodes and be killed by someone different. Still his sister's death doesn't really add to him potentially becoming a pilot. Its still not a likely occurrence unless they plan to make this Gundam last more than year time wise. With the UN getting the GN drives we really are going to be seeing who the skilled pilots truly are in this soon. Thus far you only know the blonde American and the guy who trained Setsuna are. Allejulah when he is insane. Also thinking the Trinitys won't be around for so much longer. I think their purpose was to cause the team up of the groups. Really wouldn't be surprising either. The original Meisters never would have been willing to do the damage they did to the various military and other various weapons manufacturers. Aside from the eldest the other are basically killers given weapons and excuses to kill like that the guy who trained Setsuna.

Don't think Addy was needed at all in Rental Magica in that last episode. Really would have preferred she didn't show up.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 26, 2008, 06:39:19 PM
Man, i dontk now. Gundam 00's kept my interest, which to say, is surprising because i never cared for any of the titles in the series, lol.

one piece rules... they donin the unthinkable. After spending so damn long on the WaterSeven/ Enes Lobby arc (saving Robin), going through a small filler for the anime only, and then Thriller Bark's arc, recruiting the new crew member... TIME TO BACK TRACK past Enes Lobby to Impel DOwn... Oda's a genious (creator of OP) Can you imagine if the SH crew ran back across the CP9 members, heh; i'd imagine a few would help the Strawhats out in breaking into Impel Down to get Ace out. --- :D Some believe that the gang will go towards the next island (Merman island) and whatnot, but I can't see Luffy jepordizing Ace).
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 27, 2008, 08:59:38 PM
Watched ep 8 of Rosario, typical episode, someone likes Tsukune, turns out that it's bad, Moka saves the day. Real difference? Tsukune actaully pulled the Rosario off of Moka this time, with all intention of doing so. Usually it just looks like an accident. There was also a lot of boobage grabbing by the girls, which was just funny. Next episode is a summer swimsuit type, yay... i want the damn plot, waiting on Ghoul-Tsukune :D

Also picked up a new series on the web, although somewhat old; called 'Mamoru-kun_ni_Megami_no_Shukufuku_wo!'. Pretty good series thus far, only 2 episodes in into the 21 so far.
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Post by: Eivion on February 28, 2008, 09:24:12 AM
Damn you got to plot wanting before me. Anyways I think your original thought on that not starting up until halfway through was right.

Finished Stellvia a few days ago. Decent show and fun at times.

Into the first 3 episodes of Gigantic Formula. No totally feeling it yet, but I suppose it will get better as it goes on. Gives me a similar feel to Reideen for potential though a little higher. hopefully I'm wrong it grows more.

Saw the first episode of Nougami Neuro which is just weird, but interesting. Will definitely be watching it.

Finally got to see Yuji show some badass skill in Shana Second last night. Looking very forward to the rest of show (6-7 episodes). I just hope it ends with them finally leaving the damn city.

In fantastic news there will be a new Slayers series and Trigun movie. Looking forward to both though I'm wondering where both will go. Never read the manga for either.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on February 28, 2008, 03:05:43 PM
Neither have I. I loved the first two Slayers series when I first watched the show back at 2003 (the anime came out in 1995 or 1996) when it was featured on the International Channel. Of course, who hasn't watched Trigun?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 28, 2008, 05:47:10 PM
Gigantic Formula takes some time to get into. After they fight the Republic of China and the first or second 'pilot/translator' over-hearing they do, (live the life of other countries pilots), it gets interesting.  As for it being like Reeiden, Never really thought so. I loved Reideen, especailly the WAY high quality design work. Story, sucked. lol.

Nogami Neuro, is just enjoyable to watch. It's like Case Closed, but more mature and way out there (hair typing on a keyboard, because a body decomposed in the wall lol)

Shana Second has been fun. First part of the season was a waste I think, but at least Yuji developed somewhat. From what I understand a second movie is coming out for it after season 2 is over, (same as they did with 1st season, movies just a retelling) and then a 3rd season is planned right now. I don't think they'll leave the city, even in the last episode (if nobody dies... Margery I fear might)

picked up some other series (before I started work this week, i had lots of free time lol)
SRWOG: Divine Wars - Since it was finally finished after a 4-6 month wait, I'm picking back up on the 20th episode and finishing off the series to see how it went. Really enjoyed it from the get go, but also a fan of these mech anime's, that aren't power rangers style.
Suteki Tantei Labyrinth - Also a detective conan's ish anime. Not sure how to describe it persay, lol.
Mai-Otome.0.S.ifr - I don't know how to say the whole name, I just call it Otome, lol. Pretty good pilot episode thus far. Magic users. Apparently more of a Sailor Moon-ish anime, or at least Magical Girl Nanoha or something.
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Post by: Eivion on February 28, 2008, 11:24:40 PM
Neither have I. I loved the first two Slayers series when I first watched the show back at 2003 (the anime came out in 1995 or 1996) when it was featured on the International Channel. Of course, who hasn't watched Trigun?
Watch the third series (Try) if you haven't because it continues the general fun.


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Shana Second has been fun. First part of the season was a waste I think, but at least Yuji developed somewhat. From what I understand a second movie is coming out for it after season 2 is over, (same as they did with 1st season, movies just a retelling) and then a 3rd season is planned right now. I don't think they'll leave the city, even in the last episode (if nobody dies... Margery I fear might)
Yes, the first half really went slow, focusing more on the relationship side which I care so little for instead of progressing the main story (little tidbits here and there each episode). So happy we are getting to the plot.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on March 02, 2008, 11:51:22 AM
So the most recent episode of Gundam 00 was pretty interesting. Seems like Tiera and the green haired guy are alike in some way and aren't fully human. Wondering why the green haired guy's connection to Veda is stronger though. Surprised we are teasing a Gundam Meister death this early. I don't see the pilot kicking it just yet though. Also was right on the Trinity siblings being set up as fall guys though seemingly all of the pilots were in actuality.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 02, 2008, 04:12:07 PM
It's Lockon, though. I wouldn't think he'd be cut out of the series, unless no need for his aim anymore lol. Although typically when they show a pilot in that condition, that usaully means they dead lol. Oh well. Good episode. shows that the Gundams need help. GN ARms I wonder wen those will be of use, and what they are too. Poor Shaji too.

Also saw the last ep of Dragonaut. Gio's badass. And I kind of wonder what Toa will turn into if she changes soon, surely something more than her clothing lol.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 03, 2008, 01:05:28 PM
One thing i love about anime is how it skirts around all sorts of oddness. Take Rental Magica for example. Adelicia and Honami... And Honami so quick to agree to it. Gotta like Itsuki's fake usage of 'President Orders', and how everyone reacts so suddenly as if on insticnt. Poor Itsuki though, doesn't know who he likes, but also doesn't want them to get married. Heh. Ya know i'll never look at a wedding the same way again. But poor Itsuki having to go search for the rings lol.
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Post by: Eivion on March 04, 2008, 03:30:41 AM
Yeah that most recent episode was just so wrong. Itsuki general confusion on his like towards both and just the awkwardness of two women getting married to him in general made it so fun.

Really digging Neuro. Finished episode 7 a little earlier and plot has seemingly started or been teased which I didn't quite expect.

Up to 11 of Gigantic Formula and it certainly does get better as it goes on though nothing great.

20 of Shana was fun with Sabrac finally appearing. looking forward to more of the fight with him next week. The question Margery posed to Keita makes me question of she is biting it this season though.

345 of One Piece was fun as usual with some fighting finally starting. Light stuff, but I expect it to get heavier as the bigger enemies show up. Am curious when Brooks will show back up and how he fights.

Curious on this max, has Chopper turned into a monster again in the manga yet?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 04, 2008, 06:13:27 PM
I'll comment on the rest later, got a queue of anime downloaded to watch, lol but with work i dont have time till weekend, or late evening maybe we'll see.

In One Piece manga, they just finished the Thriller Bark arc, and Chopper never went Monster. Many thought he would, because well, Oz is... incredible, and I hope the animation on him is superb! This arc chopper really didn't have much to do other than ya know Hogback issues. The fights are great, but not long (def. not from what we got in the CP9 story) until Oz and Moria.
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Post by: Eivion on March 05, 2008, 03:53:32 AM
Just watched Rosario 9. Shit, I'm surprised they ended with something so serious happening. Maybe this is the start of the plot. Wondering how its going to turn out for Tsukune. I can see Moka turning with what happened to him.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 06, 2008, 09:26:34 PM
Rosario ep 9 was great. All the nonsense of regular episodes, then introduction of Maya which I'd assume will join the crew soon, even though she basically killed Tsukune, lol. But Moka turning BY HERSELF, was awesome. Can't wait to see how she fights that way, if it's still her in control. All the other girls exploding with anger as expected :) And the dreaded 'to be continued' lol.

Wolf and Spice, looks like some fighting might ensue shortly, and I hope Horo goes Giganto-Wolf on em' :D Caught ep 10 too, Horo really seems to be showing her love towards Lawrence, to bad he's a jerk and won't tell her more than just 'companion' and business partner lol. But dang they sure got themselves in a bad position of debt.

DGrayMan, just wow. Kanda made it look EASY! Lol. But damnit, hurry up Allen.

Shakugan Shana, good episode. Nice to see The Manipulator of Objects fighting. Next episode looks like it'll be teamwork to fight Sabrac. But damn he seems tough.

Moonlight mile s2 ep 2, the series is just so great, im glad the second season has finally been started subbing by GP since Sinshen wouldn't do it. I'm not sure why i like this series so much. Might be because it's about Space Exploration, with some military hidden objectives. STill, it's fun to watch.
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Post by: Eivion on March 07, 2008, 10:45:59 AM
Well a giant wolf and human male is an odd relationship to work with.

I'm think we won't see Allen come for another few episodes and probably only after looking around the arc.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 08, 2008, 02:53:18 PM
Well finsihed ep 10 of Rosario. Wasn't sure at first what the hell was going on. So... so pissed, lol. No continuation of the fight that started at the end of 9. And Tsukune was fine... explanations please? lol. Anyway okay episode. Moka got her ass handed to her for once. And looks like the full cast is in place and the true plot can begin with the Holy Crusaders, or wahtever their names are.
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Post by: Eivion on March 08, 2008, 07:41:14 PM
Yeah that kind of pissed me off. They should have just finished it from that damn fight. Also wasn't pleased with Moka losing here actually. They really set her up as the complete strong bad ass and for her to lose this early against one of the lesser protagonists is just not right. Shouldn't have had her losing until the plot started.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 09, 2008, 01:05:11 PM
Well... I dunno to be honest. I thought Moka losing for once was neat, but against someone that's now going to be an ally, not so much.

So caught the latest Hero Tales. Good episode. Looks like they are trying to split up the team, and Ryuko may be dying soon in battle. But damn we're already ready for the fight between Taito and Kiero, surely not. I mean we're only halfway through the season, since it's got 26 episodes. So I guess Taito won't fight. We still have yet to see the rest of the star warriors meet one another, heh.

Oh yes and Gundam. Oh boy! Lockon's doing okay, that's good. Exia along with the GN Arms heading to Earth while Trinity got their butt kicked. Make it worse, that damn Ali dude shows up and kills Michael. And then Johan, the only Trinity person that was 'sane'. But of course Exia comes to save the day before Nena got it. And Aoelia was really alive this whole time! Hehe. Red Exia rocks. Actually the whole Trans-AM system looks like the Gundam's still have a few tricks up their sleeves. But... I still believe their is a fifth Gundam out there, lol.
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Post by: Eivion on March 10, 2008, 01:47:13 AM
Well you knew the sane Trinity was going to get it. Damn though they seem to be moving fast with everything that is going on including this Trans-Am system. Really makes you wonder what will be happening the second half. Also still wondering about the general history of Celestial Being and how the Corner Family fits in.
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Post by: Eivion on March 11, 2008, 02:49:51 AM
Latest episode of Rental Magica was nice with some plot finally showing and us getting ot know more about the President's eye and Astral.

The Sabrac fight was pretty nice with Yuji getting to show some skills mind wise. It will be great when he starts to fight on a regular basis. Sadly it looks like the next episode is more relationship stuff with Shana and Yoshida.

Neuro 16 looked like the formation of a new plot, but I'm thinking it will end with the next episode unlike the Sai story.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 12, 2008, 09:24:29 PM
Heh yeah on Shana, Sabrac got his ass kicked. Yuji is awesome. :) Looks like everyone respects him now. But still. i hate it in anime or series of any sort when two peole that like each other don't say it and keep walking away from the words 'i lvoe you'.

Last plot of the season for Rental Magica. Looks like fighting a Dragon. That could be cool.

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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 13, 2008, 08:16:49 PM
Awesome. Awesome new ep of DGrayman! :) Firstly, DAMN what an attack from the Earl. He GLASSED the friggen place. Then we also have Noah fights. The General also fights. Allen returns! Ep 75 is gonna be grand, Earl vs Allen!
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Post by: Eivion on March 13, 2008, 11:16:52 PM
Yes, I have been waiting to see Allen vs. Earl for so damn long.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 16, 2008, 12:19:52 AM
Oh my. KAzuki is finally not a Emo whiner on Dragonauts. Nice episodes. Saddly I think this series is going to end with some very sad moments.

And on Spice and Wolf looks like Thomas and Horo figured out a way out of debt. Sounds intersting, although a bit cumbersome.

They are my Noble Masters, is just wierd as always. I always thought NAtose's eye patch was from a battle, turns out it's from a Tsunami accident. Heh. And apparently Ren and his sister may not have just 'ran away' from their abusive father... considering his sister told Myiu that she knew wht it was like to lose both parents.

Now while waiting for new stuff to release (such as ep 23 of Gundam, and new ep of Neuro), I have two new series I picked up. Gintama and MARchen Awakens Romance
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Post by: Eivion on March 16, 2008, 02:58:26 AM
Damn your late on Gintama. The subber is fairly behind, but there are still 51 episodes already subbed.

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Post by: Eivion on March 16, 2008, 10:06:38 AM
Oh my. KAzuki is finally not a Emo whiner on Dragonauts. Nice episodes. Saddly I think this series is going to end with some very sad moments.
The fuck he isn't. His dragon is just as bad.

They are my Noble Masters, is just wierd as always. I always thought NAtose's eye patch was from a battle, turns out it's from a Tsunami accident. Heh. And apparently Ren and his sister may not have just 'ran away' from their abusive father... considering his sister told Myiu that she knew wht it was like to lose both parents.
Yeah that bit surprised me. Right now I'm thinking the sister killed the father to defend Ren. Wouldn't surprise me at all considering how protective she is. Seems like Ren may not know either.

Watched 18 of Neuro. Another nice episode. Yako is growing and it seems Neuro really wasn't bullshitting when he told Sai about weakening in the human world.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 16, 2008, 10:46:25 AM
Eivon... Did you watch both new ep's of Dragonauts, or just one? Kazuki's back to normal like the first few episodes before the whole anger towards Jin for Gio.

And yeah, Gintama and MARchen have been out for awhile. I'm just picking up what I feel like lol. Also got Sisters of Welber.
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Post by: Eivion on March 16, 2008, 11:20:20 AM
I only saw 22 where he is still a stupid asshole.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 16, 2008, 12:02:27 PM
Thought so.  IZ released ep 22 and 23 in a double pack. Sneaky bastards. Ep 23's great... but has it's moments.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 16, 2008, 04:05:53 PM
Gundam 00 23, great ep of just fighting and action. Nice to see the GN Arms in action, but short lived, and the TransAm system for the Gundams. But.. Lockon? Already done? Meaning we're down to 3 working Gundams, 1 damaged, and 3 Gundam Meisters? Oi.
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Post by: Eivion on March 16, 2008, 05:25:23 PM
Saw 23 of Dragonaut and Gundam 00 just now. Dragonaut was alright. Kazuki coming back to his senses is fine, but I still can't help but think of him as a dumbass.

Gundam 00 was just awesome with the big fight there. It was nice to see Lock-On get his vengeance before he died. It will be interesting to see how this season ends and who is piloting Dynames in the next.
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Post by: Eivion on March 18, 2008, 10:08:22 AM
Rental Magica 23 was interesting. Its startng to seem like the blondde kid who came in is Itsuki's brother. Also didn't suspect Itsuki a;ready had Glam Sight.

Shana 22 was ok. I'm thinking the series will end with the death of Yoshida which I'm fine with since I have a dislike her for reasons I really don't even understand myself. Didn't see Sabrac not being dead coming, yet I'm not surprised at the same time.

Started Detective Academy Q which I'm enjoying. Neuro and Conan have ,e on a detective kick.

Up to 125 of Connan and getting back into the series after while I have noticed I truly hate those children Connan hangs out and really want them dead. Ran also pisses me off with her idiocy.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 21, 2008, 10:43:37 PM
I'm guessing that the girl Lockon liked, and vice versa, might take up to piloting in his place.

Dragonauts 24 was an okay ep. 25, the last ep, looks like all out fights from the dragons. Should be good.

Rental Magica 23 was a nice change in pace. It does seems like Fin has relation to Itsuki, but brother i doubt. And I don't think he had Glamsight before he withnessed the dragon in the mansion, but his eye being red, I think might have to do with the sleeping ability/power within him, that his father surely had before he vanished.

Shanna no Second 22 was good. Didn't think Yuji had a older brother... and now i wonder if he will show up even if dead later on . LAughed when Shanna asked Yoshida to teach her how to make babies. I do think Yoshida and Ike might die. And yeah bit shocked that Sabrac didn't die but then again, moreso i wanan know what's up witht he silver knight. I expected yuji's decision to be interrupted, but not in that WAY! Taking it out of him just like that, nice. And next episode 'Quickening of Peril'... haha... THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Rosario+Vampire 11, nice ep. Sexy Spider Woman, lol. And FINALLY the plot arrives. The Public Safety Commision is here and in focus.

Spice and Wolf 12, another good episode. Looks like a wolf vs wolf fight coming up... Big Wolfs lol. Figures they were betrayed though.

Sheesh damn work. KEeping me behind! I'm going home for weekend so won't getta catch up lol. Still go new eps of Seirei_no_Moribito, Neuro, Souten no Ken, MAR, and some others. Oh and new DGrayman ep d/l'n now.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on March 21, 2008, 10:45:04 PM
I just rented the entire seasons of Azumanga Daioh and Outlaw Star *approve
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Post by: Eivion on March 23, 2008, 12:14:39 PM
Dragonaut 24 was alright. Overall I thought the series could have been better, but it wasn't bad.

Very happy to see the plot in Rosario starting. Wondering what happened to the witch they brought back from the normal world.

Finished 20 of Neuro a day or two ago. Unless a lot is revealed the next five episodes I think we may get another season which I certainly wouldn't mind. Anyways they have been in a calm since the Denjin HAL story, only having Sai show up in front of Yako various times as a tease. Its obvious he is alive though and watching her and Neuro.

Don't think we will get to see the battles of wolves in Spice and Wolf. I was actually surprised to see another big wolf like her so soon. I thought all of them lived in the forest she is trying to return to, but way she talked about him being young I suppose thats not the case.
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Post by: Eivion on March 23, 2008, 06:30:35 PM
Gundam 00 24 was pretty good. They really have me questioning if they will do another season with them going through the high number of deaths you tend to see in the last 5 or so episodes of a Gundam series. Anyways the fight with the mobile armor should be good and damn is the crazy side of Allelujah, Hallelujah, awesome. Even half destroyed h is kicking ass and keeping the UN forces at bay.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 23, 2008, 10:14:25 PM
Finally started on Hayate No Gotoku and already love it. Between all the anime references and the goofiness ofthe concept how can I not love it?

Also got started on Tengen Toppa Gurren Langan. Man This show is crazy fun so far. A nice fun mecha show.

Still my heart belongs to Gaogaigar, the greatest giant robot show known to all of mankind...

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 23, 2008, 11:38:56 PM
Forgot. Blood + finally finished up last night. Overall it was a pretty good series though I was left with two disappointments. First, they never really explained why Saya has sleep/hibernate for several decades unlike the Chevaliers and other chiroptera. Second, I really would have liked to have known more about Nathan as he hinted in the last episode or two that he wasn't really diva's chevalier, but that of her mother's. He even still seems to be alive at end despite 'dieing" by Saya's blood. Anyone know more on either of those?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 24, 2008, 10:20:26 AM
J.H. You might come to apperchiate Gurren Lagann more than Gao, heh. It gets insanely good after they beat the Spiral King.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 24, 2008, 02:50:23 PM
J.H. You might come to apperchiate Gurren Lagann more than Gao, heh. It gets insanely good after they beat the Spiral King.

That sir, is one giant claim. Many hows have come and gone but none have yet unseated Gaogaigar as my favorite. I mean Guren Laggan would have to really amp it up toward the end to match awesome of GaoGaiGar FINAL. Now I'm expecting even more out of Gurren Laggan...

Oh and I also just got episode 1 of Saint Seiya Hades Chapter Elysium.... Finally this whole thing can come to a conclusion!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 24, 2008, 08:58:23 PM
Giant Claim indeed. :) But I was a Gao fan... and Gurren took that mantel for me. The series gets better as it progress. From sescaping underground, partnering with others, the fight against the four warlords, the Spiral king fight... the jump to the future of a few years (i always hate anime's doin that), the outerspace battles, the new enemies, the love story, the ones that die, ect... I can't spoil it for you, but the series has 27 episodes lol.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on March 25, 2008, 06:21:31 AM
Just watched princess Monoke 2 nights ago for the first time. Wow, just wow. What an incredible film.
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Post by: Eivion on March 28, 2008, 04:04:34 PM
So Hatenkou Yugi & Spice and Wolf both caught me off guard by being so damn short. Both were nice while they lasted though and it looks like there is more to Hatenkou Yugi at least.

Seirei No Moribito was picked up by Media blasters so those who were looking to own it should be happy.

Hayate No Gotoku was also licensed by somebody (the parent company of Viz?) so that will make it over here at some point. Might buy it when it does though I can't see a decent VA for Hayate.

Going to be watching and re-watching anime movies for the animated poll at SC for the next few months.

Watched Akira first a night or two ago. Never was a favorite of mine, but good overall. Someone over there compared it to Gundam F91, but i still can't see it personally. DIdn't have the clip show feel like F91.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 28, 2008, 09:27:15 PM
I'm still behind. got a back log to watch. lol.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 30, 2008, 01:13:17 AM
Gundam 24, awesome. But sad that those that died did. Felt I figure will be a Meister. And yeah the fight against the golden armor should be grand.

Rental Magica's Seaosn finalle (I stress season, i hope it's not series lol) was pretty good. Nice teamwork as always. Presidents Orders failed, but then with his own involvement all was good.

Btw new trailer for new One Piece Movie. It's not rehasing a storyline from the series (like Drum and Alabasta). It's written completely by Oda, unlike before. It's about Golden Lion, a marine apparently. Whitebeard knows him, Shanks too. EVen Luffy's uncle. They are all in it. BROOK and FRANKY are in it. The trailer is kick ass. And looks like it's similar to Arlong arc, because Nami leaves the crew for some reason for something to do with Golden lion. They attack a friggen Marine HQ
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDegUcFMa4w

back to my anime backpile.
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Post by: Eivion on March 30, 2008, 09:20:10 AM
Damn, I''m looking forward to that one if the creator made it himself. Does make you question whether or not it will be in the actual story itself too. Either way it looks and sounds better than any of the last movies.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 30, 2008, 10:47:32 AM
Yeah it looks incredible. Oda hasn't confirmed it yet, but supposely it will follow with the series from where the manga is right now, following Thriller Bark, and possibley one other arc (not the flying fish rider arc).

So got Gundam 00 25, the finale for this season. Incredible Alvatore. I had thought the Ptelemoy ship the gundam's were in was a giant gundam too :( but it's gone. Halleuhah is awesome. Finally fighting with both sides to himself lol. I figured they knew who that girl was though, Marie, heh. Exia kicked Alvatore's ass. But where the heck did t he Alvatore come from. And where is the green haired kid lol. oh there he is, apparently it's his turn now that Corner is gone. Hey a FLAG! Super FLAG! Yay! ... And now they are headless fighting, this is fun lol. So we're left thinking all are dead? Well Aleheuah (the bad side) is apparently. -- So Saji is in space, Dynames (purple gundam dude i keep callin veda lol) is in elevator with Louise. Earth has united. The green hair kid Livon, is multiple green haired kids. I would assume season two will be of an alien attack variety.
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Post by: Eivion on March 31, 2008, 09:01:07 AM
Aliens would be an interesting way to go, but I don't see it. So did Setsuna die there at the end or not. If so I think your prediction of Saji becoming a pilot will come true. Could see him piloting the 00 next season. Louise working with Tiera now is pretty damn odd. Not sure if thats the original Tiera though as he seemed to die when he released his solar furnace. The other guy Livonze seemed to have clones or something of him. Either way I believe both were created to work with Veda by Aeolia. It seems like that Flag pilot might have survived to become our token masked guy for the series. Anyways it was a great little finale for the first half and damn did it leave you with a shit load of questions.

Also after finally watching F91 all the way through last week I realize the Tran-Am System was totally jacked from it.

Finished Kekkaishi & Detective Academy Q. Both were good and seem to have more going on. Maybe when I have real money someday I will pick up the manga for both.

One Piece 349 was nice. I'm really looking forward to more Brooks fights because the guy seems like a complete bad ass despite the bad skull jokes.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 31, 2008, 09:33:33 PM
DUDE! Skull Jokes rock! lol... Sadly no new OP for two weeks :(

New Shana downloading :) Yay.

Not sure if Setsuna died or not. I think not. I pretty sure he was the one flying the Gundam that was shown, testing the new additions and whatnot, and that's why they are workin on the 00. and yeah I think Tiera is a clone too, lol.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 01, 2008, 01:02:03 AM
Finished Rosario + Vampire. Pretty cool finish. Fight was short though. I'm disappointed if there is no season 2. I think we got ahint of 'ghoul Tsukune', but I want more lol.

Finished Wolf and Spice ep 13. Gotta see big Horo for awhile. No wolf fights, but oh well. Still hope that there is more to the series. Just because I'm enjoying it.

Juushin Enbu-Hero Tales ep 13 was interesting. Looks like one friend is lost while another is gained. I like thsi series. It's a nice change in pace from the standard drawn anime, since it's done with CG somewhat.

Souten no Ken 8, one brother down, two to go. That french swordsman is pretty cool. And looks like Pan is still alive, which is cool. Pretty sure the woman is too. But damn what torture, having ayour legs chewed off by rats slowly.

Still got a backlog of anime to go through including the last ep of Shanna Second. Oh well, sometime soon.

Also picked up a new series called 'Bus Game', about business fighting to the death in a game style, I guess And starting end of this week or next is new animes :D
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 01, 2008, 02:14:04 PM
Ok... I'm deeper into Gurren Lagann and... DAMN!

I sat there and watched and was blown away how thi show is both deep and insanely fun to watch. I also realized soem of the names from production staff... Its like DENTSU went Gainax and said 'Can you guys raid the Studio 7 production team because we want something like Gaogaigar but with the Gainax name'.

I'm not gonna say its better the Our One & Only King Of Braves... but I'm not done with it yet. There is still time to for me to change my mind. (They need something better than Genesic GaoGaiGar and I just can't see that as humanly possible).

I also rewatched the Ken/Ryuga fight from Hokuto no Ken. Man I love HnK. Its such a deep, complex story that people write-off just because characters tend to blow-up after being punched.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 01, 2008, 03:51:15 PM
J.H. I told you :D It gets even deeper. What ep you on? Like the last thing that happened? Takin on the Spiral King's warlords? Get a huge ship yet?
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Post by: Eivion on April 01, 2008, 05:40:24 PM
Last episode of Shana Second was good, but nothing truly major happened. Really was expecting a death or two, but nothing.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 02, 2008, 12:16:49 AM
Yep just finsihed Shana. There better be a third season. Nobody died. Well maybe Silver did. But it's left open. I'd imagine they will have a third season, as it seemed it was a popular series in japan.

About to watch the last episode of Dragonauts. Ya know I hate LAST/FINAL episodes of anime's I enjoy lol.
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Post by: Eivion on April 02, 2008, 01:09:31 AM
Don't think Silver died, especially since we still don't know much about him. As far as deaths go, I'm thinking Yoshida will bite it if/when there is a third season. I think they just didn't want to cheap out and needed Yuji to make his choice first. Also thinking Margery or Keita will die next season. Its one or the other type of deal.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 02, 2008, 01:26:54 AM
Still think the guy that likes Yoshida will die, lol. And yeah we don't know silver yet, and I feel like there is something else workin in the background of Bel Masquard. I dont know if Margery will bite the dust or not, she always co mes close but can heal.

Just fniished ep 11 and 12 of They are MY Noble Masters. Well Ren's father wasn't dead, lol. He's there. So really not sure why his sister acts like.. something happened. UInless, she isn't really hi s sister, and being this type of series, who knows.
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Post by: Eivion on April 02, 2008, 01:39:25 AM
Yeah, him being alive caught me off guard. Off course with the way he was pissing off Ren he may not live for that much longer.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 02, 2008, 10:15:13 PM
So watch the finale of Dragonauts. Kind of... well it was good, but I expected more. Really surrpsied nobody died other than the Prof. Considering how the series progressed and all, heh. Oh well another good series gone.

DGrayman 77, great episodes. FINALLY it's one on one fights. And in the style of seperating each time from the group. Nice, I like. Kanda's a bad ass, but this 3 Illusions on the next ep, can't wait to see. And waht's with Road? Is she like going to side with the Exorcist soon?
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Post by: Eivion on April 03, 2008, 01:56:54 AM
Doubt it, but she find Allen irresistibly interesting. I'm wondering who all those new people in the new opening are and how the hell that one guy with them is going to get innocence the way the opening looked. As far as the fights go, it is certainly nice to be hitting some big fights. Hasn't really felt like we had any since the first season and none of them were big per say.

Dragonaut was ok I suppose. All I know is I took the advice given at the end of the episode and patted myself on the back.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 03, 2008, 09:31:42 AM
Haha IZ's advice, lol.

Well on DGrayman, General Teidoll released innocence and it flew to the Ark. That's how the guy there is going to get it. But yeahi agree, t here hasn't been fights like this since the first season, and in fact at first i hated this series it just didn't really seem 'fun'.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 04, 2008, 03:26:06 PM
I.. I... dmmit... I really love Gurren Lagann... I mean it is... crap... it is tied with Gaogaigar and considering I haven't even hit the midway point yet that is really something... Kamina is my damn hero right now...

*sigh* I've even been persuaded to watch a few Shoko Nakagawa videos because of this show (which is a great improvement over watchign Maasaki Endou videos).

James
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Post by: Coffee on April 04, 2008, 05:29:27 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2d/Flame_of_recca_1.png)
i got obsessed with this anime that when i was in high school, i insisted that people in school call me Recca
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 04, 2008, 09:56:35 PM
J.H. Believe it or not, it gets even better.  lol.

Kapeng, that was a c ool anime back int he day :)
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Post by: Eivion on April 04, 2008, 11:34:07 PM
Liked Flame of Recca up to a certain point, but it really got rushed in the end, and it seems like they barely got into the full story.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 05, 2008, 02:04:14 PM
Eivion, new Gigantic Formula's were released-subbed today :D Not sure if you got into that series yet, but it's the one with the mech's being used instead of warring countries.

On that note, what a cop out for the last ep of 'they are my noble masters'.. Oh well though, Ren finally got a kiss from his maste,r lol. I guess his father cleaned up too, which is cool. The ending was interesting, all battling for Ren ot serve him. I realy hope if there is more to the series, then Agatha is around more, she's fun lol... as is the ninja lady.

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Post by: Eivion on April 05, 2008, 02:30:06 PM
Well I didn't expect all that much from them so its not so surprising how it ended in Noble Masters.

I actually got fairly into Gigantic Formula. Nothing great, but fairly decent so I will be on the look out.

They have been catching with Hitman Reborn episodes recently so thats been pretty nice, especially since they are getting into the Time arc. That should all be pretty interesting.

Watched Gonzo's Tower of Druaga they upped at crunchyroll. Never played the games, but i get the feeling the first episode was a parody of them. The actual story I think starts the second episode. Either way it was pretty funny and I will be watching this one.

Plan to take a look at Gonzo's second upload Blassreiter some time soon though I have no idea what the hell that one is about.

Anyone caught that bus Gamer? Any opinions?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 05, 2008, 06:38:33 PM
Bus Gamer wasn't bad.

It's one of the dozen or so new series that I am going to be watching. Heh. So many premiered this weekend, can't wait to see the subbed versions. And Macross Frontier starts in about a week. :D So for the loss of all the series i loved, and am now backing up dvd's, time for new ones to enjoy.
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Post by: Coffee on April 05, 2008, 07:27:36 PM
yeah, the ending was like the voicemail at mission impossible that self-destruct at the end of the message
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Post by: Eivion on April 07, 2008, 10:42:56 AM
Finished Bambo Blade last night. Fun series overall.

Saw Blassreiter. First episode really didn't say shit or grab me me to much though I will probably still watch it.

Bus Gamer was a bit more fun/interesting.

First episode of Code Geass R2 was nice about what I expected with someone altering Lelouch's mind along with several others. It will be interesting to see who and how.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 10, 2008, 06:26:31 PM
Alright... up to episode 12 of Gurren Lagann and... DAMNIT!

[spoiler]Why did Kamina have to die! Its like Gai from Nadesico all over again... only Kamina was around longer for me to get attatched to![/spoiler]

This is definitely the best anime since at least 2001 (yeah guess what ended in 2001... hint... he's our one and only King Of Braves...) . Everything with Gurren Lagann clicks for me. It is just that damn good. Hell the eyecatches alone are awesome!

I alos watched the broadcast episode of Macross Frontier. It was glorious and I loved the fram for frame refilming of the Minmay rescue scene with the new characters. I hope they can keep the production values this high fo r the whole series because man will it be tough. I can live without the Maya Sakamoto opening song but the closing song is Gabriela Robin/Yoko Kanno at her best!
 
James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 10, 2008, 08:35:24 PM
J.H., just wait. I finally know where you are on the series. Get ready for the stupid 'future' skip over. But it does get pretty good then too.  If it weren't for One Piece, Gurren Lagann would be my top anime choice ever, lol.

Macross Frontier finally starts up on it's series run next week :)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 10, 2008, 09:16:01 PM
Macross Frontier finally starts up on it's series run next week :)

Japanese broadcast was this week (4/08) for most of stations carrying it. The preview episode 1 has been floating around online for months but I just nabbed the TV broadcast episode.

The best way I can describe Gurren Lagann is what if Gaogiagar and FLCL had a child!

Crud... when I'm done with TTGL I have to catch up on Cutie Honey The Live
James
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Post by: Eivion on April 11, 2008, 02:33:00 AM
The differences from the official first episode and "preview" episode for Macross Frontier weren't all that big. Still looking forward to this series. The second episode should have shown in Japan already meaning the second should be coming out sometime soon hopefully.

Checked out Soul Eater. The subbers really need to change the color of the font as its really fucking annoying and hard to read. Anime itself seemed fine though and I will continue to watch.

D.Gay-man 78 was pretty good. The fight between Kana and Skin Bolic has been fun and we learned a little more on Kanda though at the same time still have questions.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on April 11, 2008, 11:15:47 AM
The best way I can describe Gurren Lagann is what if Gaogiagar and FLCL had a child!

OK, NOW I'm interested!

I've not really been watching much anime of late, since there's so much wu xia and dorama that's piqued my interest since finally allowing myself to become a crunchyroll addict.  I guess Gurren Lagann can go on the list right under "finish Trick 2" and "check on Mebius"
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 11, 2008, 03:35:02 PM
Well the raw for Macross Frontier 2 has hit the net so it is only a few days before the sub comes out.

I'm guessing that we will never see GaogaiGO the series since Studio 7 broke-up and most of those guys migrated to Gurren Lagann... but I still want more Gaogaigar!  *wail

Oh well... now I just need to wait for the TTGL MOVIE! *whee

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 11, 2008, 07:37:43 PM
TTGL movie should be okay. I'm not a huge fan of anime series being made into movies, that just are 'retellings' and whatnot. I heard TTGL will stay true to the series's first season of course, but with some changes.

Eivion, I've got tons of new anime series to watch, all backlogged on my computer till I have time lol. I just caught up with Marchen Awakens Romance with ep 66. Almost caught up on Code Geas, so I can watch the second season.
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Post by: Eivion on April 11, 2008, 08:39:03 PM
Cool, second season of Code Geass started off nice though not great like the first.

What is this TTGL being mentioned?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 12, 2008, 08:50:04 AM
TTGL = Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
The most fun I've had watching anime since 2001 (well... not counting Gintama, Haruhi and Lucky Star but none of those have giant robots asa focus)

James
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Post by: Eivion on April 12, 2008, 08:57:48 AM
I thought it might be that, but I forgot about the Tengen Toppa part in the name.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 12, 2008, 11:03:27 AM
So J.H.. You finish the series TTGL yet? or just the first half? If you're goign with the subs by Black Order, you'll need to move on to Anon, or AiA, or whomever it was that finished the series off.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on April 12, 2008, 11:10:41 AM
I think I'm going to try to finish Rosario + Vampire this weekend. There are better shows for me to finish, but it's short, so that makes it tempting. I've also got all of Wolf & Spice, can anyone tell me if that show is worthwhile?
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Post by: Eivion on April 12, 2008, 11:16:30 AM
It depends on what your looking for I suppose. Its an alright show to waste some time with. The general relationship between Loren and the wolf is fun. No great plot or anything though the talk about money is interesting.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on April 12, 2008, 12:02:55 PM
So...mostly a diversion, kinda like Rosario + Vampire. I really should get off my ass and finish up some of my good shows. I'm so behind on Hayate no Gotoku.
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Post by: Eivion on April 12, 2008, 12:27:42 PM
If your not into the harem deal so much it is preferable to Rosario.

Almost done with Hayate No Gotoku. Just waiting for them to sub the 52 episode. Figured I would watch that and the 51st in one setting. There is going to be second season though I don't know when.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 12, 2008, 12:46:13 PM
So J.H.. You finish the series TTGL yet? or just the first half? If you're goign with the subs by Black Order, you'll need to move on to Anon, or AiA, or whomever it was that finished the series off.

Had to take a break as I got the new Shaka Labbits concert DVD (and a copy of the 1st Zeta Gundam Movie on VEOH). Since me and room mate #2 are watching TTGL together I can't jump ahead without him.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 12, 2008, 09:36:41 PM
J.H., oh okay. Then i won't speak any mroe on TTGL, without fear of spoiling it for you.

Air, Wolf and Spice is okay. Fun to watch. Nothing spectacular though. I perfer They are my Noble Masters, over it anyway lol.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on April 13, 2008, 12:57:29 AM
Just finished Rosario. Not the greatest ending ever, but it didn't suddenly become confusing, so I can't complain. They wrapped it up nicely, but left the door open for a second season if they get lucky (I don't think they will).

EDIT: I was wrong. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-04-03/second-rosario+vampire-anime-series-announced
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 13, 2008, 03:15:42 PM
Macross Frontier Episode 2 is on VEOH subbed as we speak and man is it... WOW!

2 episodes in and I'm ready to forgive things like Macross 7 and Macross 0!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 13, 2008, 10:23:23 PM
YEp, second season of Rosario. Which we figured would happen. Given the story in the manga and whatnot.
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Post by: Eivion on April 14, 2008, 02:35:56 AM
This week's Code Geass R2 was pretty sweet and raised more questions as others were answered.

Finished up Hayate No Gotoku. Fun stuff with the last episode being a bit of a surprise. Look forward to the second season whenever that will start.
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Post by: Coffee on April 14, 2008, 04:55:56 AM
got torrents for the anime "AKIRA"?
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Post by: Eivion on April 14, 2008, 10:20:24 AM
Macross Frontier Episode 2 is on VEOH subbed as we speak and man is it... WOW!

2 episodes in and I'm ready to forgive things like Macross 7 and Macross 0!

James
Hey I enjoyed Macross 7. 0 to an extent.

Still the second episode was pretty damn good. Liked them playing one of the songs from 7 in a car radio.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on April 14, 2008, 12:38:55 PM
got torrents for the anime "AKIRA"?
Why torrent it? It's so old you can probably buy it super-cheap (for less effort), or just rent it (does Netflix operate outside of the U.S.?)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 14, 2008, 05:32:31 PM
I also caught the Macross 7 song and Kanno reworked one of the Macross Plus background musics for the fight sequence. I'm really enjoying Frontier immensely. I personally didn't care for 7 but it was better than Macross II.

James 
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Post by: Coffee on April 14, 2008, 05:42:35 PM
it's not yet available yet here that's why i'm looking for torrents
among the legal anime that i watched here of the rated R kind, the one i saw is ghost in the shell
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Post by: Eivion on April 17, 2008, 08:51:12 AM
Finished Neuro. Fun series overall and most of the questions were answered though with one we never got full confirmation. No surprises sadly though I still hope for a second season.

Second episode of Vampire Knight was alright.

Second episode of Soul Eater was pretty awesome though. Its just so damn wrong how much the character introduced actually believes his own praises. Particularly loved the mirror line. Next episode looks just as goofy and fun. Looking very forward to this series.

Checked out two other new anime for this season in Nabari no Ou & Amatsuki. Nabari seems interesting and fun. Plan to watch the second episode soon. Amatsuki may have more of my interest though at least for the moment. The characters seem nice and it leave you with a lot of questions to be answered as the series goes on. Liking both thus far.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 20, 2008, 04:37:54 PM
So this week has been good on the anime list. First I watched Golgo 13 Epsiode 1. Ah... I love Golgo 13 but this show... I'm mixed on it. I've got watch at least 4 episodes of any show before writing it off but it looks the animation is straight out of 1999.

I got Macross Frontier episode 3 and... This is my favorite show of the new season hands down. Not only they have kept the quality high for the episodes after episode 1 but the story is moving at a really good pace so far. Not slow at all but not so fast that you have to go "Huh?". Ranka Lee's song "Diamond Crevasse" is another awesome Kanno song.

I also finally got around to watching episodes 1-8 of Seirei No Moribito. If I had been watching this last year it would've been my favorite show of last spring. I really dig the story and setting as well. Episode 8 was erally good as it has no real action but gives tons of backstory through 2 characters telling simply telling stories to each other. Really good stuff...

I DL'd Spice & Wolf after reading up on it via Wiki. I'm intrigued but haven't watched yet.

Now I'm catching up on TTGL as well (HOORAY for Bandai releasing it in the states come July!)

James

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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 20, 2008, 09:56:00 PM
I'm still behind. Way behind on new series. Finishing up Seirei No Moribito now, on ep 20 right now.
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Post by: Eivion on April 21, 2008, 07:38:36 AM
I really need to go back and finish up the last few episodes of Seirei No Moribito.

I'm really liking the new Macross. Nothing great, but it keeps me interested in the characters and the battles are good thus far.

Watched Code Geass R2 3 last night. Good stuff as expected and with an interesting ending.

Watched Lupin the III and the Elusiveness of the Fog. Decent stuff though there are better specials and movies for Lupin.

In the 300s of Detective Conan. Its pretty awesome whenever an episode on plot appears and the detective love story is fun. I just wish more of the episode were actually subbed as I have had to skip around quite a bit sadly. The good thing here though is that the episodes pertaining to the main plot to seem to be translated at the very least.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on April 21, 2008, 02:01:52 PM
If I have the time and the money, I would check out Mai-Hime and Macross 7.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 26, 2008, 12:19:30 PM
Finished Seirei No Moribito. I honestly cannot recall a TV show Production IG has made that I have not adored. This show had a real good build to everything and had a fitting ending (the lesson that Balsa teaches Chagum bout her and Jiguro plays out). I really loved this show.

I still need to get ahead on TTGL but now I found  Beauty Fighter Wulong so I might have to take put TTGL off for a bit longer (till July when the Bandai release hits the states possibly). I'm already looking forward to the fall season because we get Haruhi season 2, Slayers season 4 and during the sumemr I'll have Blade of The Immortal to carry me over.  *whee

James
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Post by: Eivion on April 26, 2008, 04:58:20 PM
Slayers starts this fall? Awesome. I thought we would have to wait until next year.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 27, 2008, 07:56:05 AM
Slayers starts this fall? Awesome. I thought we would have to wait until next year.

Last I heard "Slayers REVOLUTION" is set for Sept/Oct. This of course is the replacement for the never made "Matte Matte Slayers" aka "Slayers AGAIN!" that was announced in 1999 but never got made due to scheduling conflicts between production and the cast.

On another note...

Macross Frontier 4 hit VEOH this morning and hot damn was it fun. The Miss Macross Frontier stuff with Ranka was funny and now that the Meltrandi are re-introduced in the form of Klan Klein(Aisha Klan Klan Klein?) the show just keeps getting better.

James
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Post by: Eivion on April 27, 2008, 09:43:29 AM
Thought the same thing when I heard Klan Klein.

Had no idea there was already supposed to be another Slayers series. Sucks the original never happened.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 27, 2008, 11:17:25 AM
Thought the same thing when I heard Klan Klein.

Had no idea there was already supposed to be another Slayers series. Sucks the original never happened.

Even better is the fact that Slayers REVOLUTION is slated for a full season order (52 episodes). This is the only Slayers series to ever get that. It just dawned on me that it has been 10 years since Slayers TRY which was the last show. There was some concern for the new show because it was initially announced that the returning cast would only include Xellos and Zelgadis but that has since been debunked as Lina Inverse's face was posted on the official announcement of the series. I can't be happy enough that we are FINALLY getting new Slayers!

James
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Post by: Eivion on April 27, 2008, 11:48:14 AM
Damn that makes me even more excited for it.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 28, 2008, 05:38:48 AM
more Slayers REVOLUTION news!

It was conformed by her official website that Megumi Hayashibara will be returning to voice Lina Inverse AND she will be performing the opening and closing songs as she has done for every Slayers series.

I'm damn near giddy for this show dammit!

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 30, 2008, 12:29:03 PM
I rewatched Macross Frontier 4 (because the room mates had yet to watch it). In one episode there were at least 3 references to first Macross.

1. When Alto is about to launch for his final test, his head raise and Valkyrie launch are lifted from the opening to SDF Macross
2. Ranka singing"My Boyfriend is A Pilot"
3. The dogfight between Alto and Klan Klein in the asteroid field was shot to look like Max and Miriya's dogfight right down to the heart shaped burn trails.

Half the fun of this series so far is catching the references to the previous Macross projects (like Kanno reworking her own previous themes from Mcross Plus or Firembomber playing in episode 3).   

James
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Post by: Eivion on April 30, 2008, 04:58:09 PM
Very true though I have really only seen Macross as Robotech so I miss stuff from that.
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Post by: Eivion on May 01, 2008, 01:50:33 AM
Well this sucks. The site I was using to find Detective Conan episodes is either down or dead. And I was getting fairly far too, up to 387 and movie 8.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 01, 2008, 09:27:30 AM
http://www.truveo.com/search.php?query=detective%20conan%20sort%3AmostRecent
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Post by: Eivion on May 01, 2008, 10:32:47 AM
I know of that site. Not that great actually. Found another streaming site for the episodes though the movies will still give me some trouble.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on May 01, 2008, 10:51:57 AM
Finished Neuro. Fun series overall and most of the questions were answered though with one we never got full confirmation. No surprises sadly though I still hope for a second season.

Second episode of Vampire Knight was alright.

Second episode of Soul Eater was pretty awesome though. Its just so damn wrong how much the character introduced actually believes his own praises. Particularly loved the mirror line. Next episode looks just as goofy and fun. Looking very forward to this series.

Checked out two other new anime for this season in Nabari no Ou & Amatsuki. Nabari seems interesting and fun. Plan to watch the second episode soon. Amatsuki may have more of my interest though at least for the moment. The characters seem nice and it leave you with a lot of questions to be answered as the series goes on. Liking both thus far.
I watched the first episode of Nabari...I wasn't impressed. It looked like a depressingly uninspired rip-off of Naruto, but without the laughs. Plus, I'm getting really tired of waifish, sad-eyed, monotoned protagonists in anime. If I wanted to watch skinny kids pretend not to care about anything, I'd spend more time on myspace.
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Post by: Eivion on May 01, 2008, 10:57:19 AM
Its fine to me thus far though I wouldn't call it anything special. Never even thought of comparing it to Naruto while watching it though I can see it to an extent.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on May 01, 2008, 01:36:11 PM
It's a ninja anime. About a ninja with a magical ninja thing trapped inside of him. As a result, the entire ninja world revolves around him. The only difference here is that Naruto is a way more likeable character than this waifish emo kid, at least in my opinion.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on May 01, 2008, 03:26:08 PM
Yeah, that little knucklehead has personality (Naruto, I mean). I just finished watching Akira and Ghost in the Shell (the film, not any of the three series) and they were quite what I expected. I was more impressed by Akira for the animation of the characters and the plot. I loved it.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 01, 2008, 11:06:38 PM
Finally catching up on the new series.
Finished Serire No Moribito, or wahtever it was called. Ending kinda sucked, since I wanted the kid to just dethrone himself to stay with Balsa lol.

Watched Macross Frontier up to episode 4. Liking this series alot. Not a fan of the use of singing so much, but oh well. It does fit the times.

Soul Eater is just, well... I'd say a cross between DGrayMan, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and Shakugan no Shana, I thinks. Interesting though. I mean the guy in charge reminds me of the Director of Black Order, lol. I just finished the firs three episodes that served as the prologue. And now the fourth episode.

Vampire Knight is a nice replacement for Rosario, for now. :) It's got a nice story and has a somewhat Black Blood Brothers feel to it, but at the same time being like Rosario + Vampire but with a role reversal.

Monochrome Factor seems like a unique series. Only watched the first episode so far though.

Neo Angelique Abyss, so far only one episode, but it's not bad. A bit better than just Angelique, since there is actual action this time.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 02, 2008, 09:35:25 AM
What happens when you cross Yawara with History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi?

You get Fighting Beauty Wulong. I watched episodes 1-4 of this show (from 2005? That can't be right...) and it is perfectly fine shonen style anime. Mao Lan practices her family style of kung-fu. However her lecherous grandpa signs her up for the The Prime Mat fighting competiton at the request of his dying friend. Even worse is the fact that Mao's first tournament match will be against a pro-wrester so Grandpa takes Mao to Naniwa Joshi Pro-wrestling to learn to wrestle. Mao makes instant enemies with Shimoda, the resident bitch queen who combines the beauty of Manami Toyota with the subtleness of Mima Shimoda. When Shimoda challenges Mao to a fight during practice the president of the league threatens to fire her so she backs off. Now we know this is crap because if she was offered her release chances are , since this is Japan, that Shimoda would quit and then work freelance before finsing a backer so she could open her own fed.

Jokes a side, this show is endearingly fun, like Kenichi and has all the same elements as Yawara, right down to the sports photographer. I'll keep watching because, really... I've seen worse and I really don't want to watch "GENOCIDE: The Sitcom" (aka Code Geass).

James   
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Post by: Eivion on May 02, 2008, 09:55:54 AM
What do you have against Code Geass?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 02, 2008, 11:09:53 AM
Code Geass tries too hard to come across seriously and thus crosses over into camp. Its not that I don't like it. But I like it for the wrong reasons.  I mean Japan has been conquered by the British turned Nazis? There is a moe version of Hitler? Someone violates a table!

Its the "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" of anime!   
The most unintentionally funny thing I've ever watched. I'm also not the biggest CLAMP fan in the world. Not that I hate their stuff but there are only a few things by them I've liked.

James 
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Post by: Eivion on May 02, 2008, 11:27:12 AM
Huh? I really don't see that at all, at least the try to hard deal. And conquering other countries they believe they are above isn't exactly un-British.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 02, 2008, 02:32:16 PM
It's called taking history and applying it with another perspective. I think the series did well it's first season on that front.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 03, 2008, 08:06:20 PM
Sat down and watched 'Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei' and enjoyed myself immensely. I was a huge fan of the creator's previous manga 'Katteni Kaizou'. A truly great dark, sarcastic comedy series like KK was without the crazy 'I'm a cyborg' gag.

It is kind of the anti-moe-moe show as all the female characters are cute but all visibly psychologically screwed up. I'm 6 episodes deep and am totally hooked.

As for my delving into Fighting Beauty Wulong... wow it is obvious the creator follow the MMA/Puro scene in japan very closely and takes news from both to make his story interesting. Whether it be the fact that Joshi has been in need of a saviour to reignite interest or how PRIDE claimed they were legit but had more than its fair share of worked matches. I won't go out of my way to recommend the show but I won't discourage it either. I made he comparison to Yawara and it still holds, though with a deeper shonnen twist. The tone is much closer to the forgotten awesomeness of Natsuki Crisis.

James
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Post by: Eivion on May 03, 2008, 08:37:17 PM
Was in in Sayanora Zetsubo Sensei so I think I will check that out soon, especially since I will be finishing up Gurren Lagann soon which I got totally hooked into after reading to you two talk about here.

You have gotten me interested in this Fighting Beauty Wulong.

What is Yawara & Natsuki Crisis? I have heard of both, but remember nothing.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 03, 2008, 10:06:51 PM
Was in in Sayanora Zetsubo Sensei so I think I will check that out soon, especially since I will be finishing up Gurren Lagann soon which I got totally hooked into after reading to you two talk about here.

You have gotten me interested in this Fighting Beauty Wulong.

What is Yawara & Natsuki Crisis? I have heard of both, but remember nothing.

'Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl' was a manga/anime from the early 90's about a plucky high school girl who's grandfather was training her to win the Olympics in Judo against her better judgement. It was by Naoki Urasawa, he who gave us 'MONSTER'. It was his first major series and his first series to win th Tezuka Award for manga. AnimeIgo recently said they are planning to bring Yawara out in the form of season set boxes here in the US (like they did with Urusei Yatsura).

'Natsuki Crisis' was a Shonen Manga from the mid90's about a high school girl who was genius at karate and was fighting off rivals from other schools who were trying to monopolize the strongest fighters. It actually had a character named Akira Kandori who was a Judo master who loooked like Shinobu Kandori. It was animated first as 2 part OVA (got to animesuki.com, they have the torrent link for it) and then a sequel called 'Natsuki Crisis EX' which no one has subbed and probably never will (sadly). It is pretty fun but doesn't pull at the heart strings like Yawara does.

Also about Yawara... Japan's former  tiem Olympic Gold Medalist , Ryoko Tani (nee Tamura) was dubbed Yawara's-chan by the press because her physical resemblance in stature and attitude to character.

Glad to hear you liked Gurren Lagann. If you haven't watched Gaogaigar then you might want to give that a try as well since some of the same staff worked on it and it has the same tone as TTGL. I can't decide which show was more over the top but they are equally awesome!
 
James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 04, 2008, 07:51:08 AM
Gurren Lagann is one of my favorite Anime's, next to the likes of One Piece, Ronin Warriors, Grappler Baki and a few others.
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Post by: Mizztrezz on May 04, 2008, 09:33:47 PM
Sat down and watched 'Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei' and enjoyed myself immensely. I was a huge fan of the creator's previous manga 'Katteni Kaizou'. A truly great dark, sarcastic comedy series like KK was without the crazy 'I'm a cyborg' gag.

It is kind of the anti-moe-moe show as all the female characters are cute but all visibly psychologically screwed up. I'm 6 episodes deep and am totally hooked.

As for my delving into Fighting Beauty Wulong... wow it is obvious the creator follow the MMA/Puro scene in japan very closely and takes news from both to make his story interesting. Whether it be the fact that Joshi has been in need of a saviour to reignite interest or how PRIDE claimed they were legit but had more than its fair share of worked matches. I won't go out of my way to recommend the show but I won't discourage it either. I made he comparison to Yawara and it still holds, though with a deeper shonnen twist. The tone is much closer to the forgotten awesomeness of Natsuki Crisis.

James

YESSSSS, the gospel of Zetsubou Sensei is spreading~!  Almost done with the sequel (Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), every bit as anti-moe as the 1st season, maybe more so, and I've also discovered this INTENSE series called "Akagi", it's basically about a guy who's a prodigy at playing Mahjong, and he takes on tougher opponents, and eventually bets his life (even his BLOOD).  Even though I have NO IDEA how to play Mahjong, or even where to start, this show was so good, upon viewing the first couple episodes, I watched about half the series in one night. That's 13 episodes straight, by the way.  Seriously, you guys really need to check that out.  This was by the same guy who gave us "Kaiji" (that anime just wrapped up a month or so ago), which I recommend too.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 04, 2008, 10:08:23 PM
Macross Frontier 5 has come and gone and this episode was a slow paced compared to 1-4 but the animation quality remains tight. I know that Mikimoto didn't do the main character designs but I'm positive from this episode he provided design for Sheryl and Ranka. Everything is setting up for what looks to be the first major arc of the series.

I finished Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and think it just might be the most brilliant comedy since Urusei Yatsura or Dr. Slump. I'm moving onto Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and from episode 1 I know I'm going to love it (I mean c'mon... the Kamen Rider tribute alone made my heart smile). I love the sheer twistedness of Kafka!


I've had to stall on Beauty Fighter Wulong because it has only been subbed up to episode 12 and I don't want to see Beauty Fighter Wulong REBIRTH until I see all of the first series.

Hey this fall not only brings us new Slayers but also new... SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA! Sweet Monkey Jesus am I excited because I LOVE Space Adventure Cobra!
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 07, 2008, 09:51:50 PM
Oh god how I LOVE Maid Guy. The series if friggen hilarious!!!

Also Vampire Knight, really enjoying it. I'm not sure I yet understand the 'Master' part that Zero stated to the Vampire Hunter, but we'll see hwo that goes.

And One Piece. Finally we're nearing the battles. Already got the zombie of Brook against Brook himself.
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Post by: Eivion on May 08, 2008, 08:36:20 AM
Yes, I'm looking forward to the battle of the Brooks.

I'm liking Vampire Knight though not as much as my sister who reads the manga. Pretty sure the master reference means the hunter must have been Zero's teacher. He did come from a family of Vampire Hunters and was likely to learn the trade.

Finished up Gurren Lagann a few days which was just awesome from beginning to end. I'm wondering what the movie will exactly be about.

I'm into the 400s now of Detective Conan. Normal episodes are fun, but its the plot episodes that make it worthwhile.

Started Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei and damn its awesome. Just love the general dark nature a lot of the girls seem to have. That Fuura chick scares the hell out of me with her general positiveness and after the Abusive E-mail girl looked into her eyes.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 08, 2008, 10:05:18 AM
The Gurren Lagann movie will be a retelling of the first half of the TV series so that means we got MORE KAMINA!

Be warned that the stuff with Fuura Kafuka in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is very very dark... wait till you watch Zoku and realize just how fricking twisted she is. But that is part of the show's charm, it being totally dark & twisted. I'm looking forward to the manga being released next year in the states. If only the popularity of Sayonara Zetsubou sensei led to more people reading Kattani Kaizou...

James



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Post by: Eivion on May 08, 2008, 10:37:48 AM
By the way who is the face that appears regularly, even as a censor? Director? Writer? Loved the end of episode 4 with the FF spoof.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 08, 2008, 10:42:06 AM
Gurren Lagann movie is a retelling. Much like most anime movies. (Shana for example) Kamina and Simon are the stars.

I hated Kamina's death... but it was done in such a nice way, it worked!


Anybody checking out Maid Guy yet? It has the feel of 'They are my Noble Masters'. :)
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Post by: Eivion on May 08, 2008, 11:08:49 AM
The idea of a guy maid seemed to odd for me to check it out reading w/o opinions.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 08, 2008, 11:19:07 AM
By the way who is the face that appears regularly, even as a censor? Director? Writer? Loved the end of episode 4 with the FF spoof.

From what I understand it is the creator's assistant. Just wait till you get to Zoku and the GIANT ROBO parody!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 08, 2008, 02:02:10 PM
The idea of a guy maid seemed to odd for me to check it out reading w/o opinions.
It's comedy. The Maid Guy is there to serve, and has a lot of abilities and powers at his disposal.  It's a really funny series. The alst episode saw someone attempt burgarly on his 'masters' house, and since he found out her attackers were with a girl wearing strawberry panties, he used his speed in the school to snatch them off every woman there. It's really funny how it comes about.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 10, 2008, 09:41:20 AM
Another good series: Nabari no Ou. About rival ninja's strying to obtain the secret arts and achient book. The catch is that hte book isn't a real book and resides in a younger kid who has no intention on being a ninja. He's carefree and simple. He's the devil in alot of moments where he uses his kid-like cute face to trick people into doin stuff for him. It's really funny, and got some good action. There are even specialized styles of ninja as well. One guy is able to use the chi within a person to damage the body from within, from breaking bones to causing blood loss and death.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 12, 2008, 07:35:17 AM
Macross Frontier 6 has come an gone and man was it good. The last 2 episodes have been lacking in the dogfight category but it hasn't hurt the show because it is building this really solid story. Next episode seems to be when it all hits the fan as Frontier fleet has its first official skirmish with the Vajra. As for the usual nods to old Macross, Michel's little tribute to Max Genus/Max Sterling was nice but other than that the last 2 episodes have cut back on the direct visual tributes. Sheryl's performance of "Diamond Crevasse" really added that extra emotional punch to end the episode as well.

A few other notes on Frontier, it seems like they aren't satisfied with 1 love triangle but rather are shooting for 2 as on to of Alto/Ranka/Sheryl we're also getting Ozma/Cathy/ Presidential Advisor Guy Whose Name I Forgot. Of course inj this day and age we get the moe even in Macross but in retrospect Macross was moe before moe became the craze so I can't complain.

I also finally got to see the the 3rd Hokuto No Ken Movie and it was glorious. It was real nice to see  the final Kenshiro/Raoh fight done in some modern animation. The fact that the Reina character from the second movie was used a small role was a nice touch. Now all of us HNK fans are awaiting the 4th movie which has been announced as being an original story not tied to the original manga. That should be interesting.

James
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Post by: Eivion on May 13, 2008, 07:37:07 AM
Not sure I would call the Ozma/Catchy/other guy deal a triangle. Ozma and Cathy just used to date. There doesn't seem to be any feelings of love for each other right now at least.

Finished Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei yesterday and started Zoku last night. That was such an odd beginning. Did love how the normal girl was just so utterly defeated at life sucking and getting attention for it by everyone else.

About to check out this Kamen no Maid Guy.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 14, 2008, 07:14:09 AM
I'm off from work again, so time to catch up!
Let me know wat you think of Kamen no Maid Guy.
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Post by: Eivion on May 14, 2008, 09:42:44 AM
Seems pretty freaky, but interesting. I think I will continue to watch.

Just finished up Gintama 58. Damn was it good, it seems like an actual story is starting. I wasn't sure if they were bsing with the talk of an arc starting the episode before, but I guess they were.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 14, 2008, 10:41:21 AM
Wow I'm soooo behind on Gintama. I stopped watching in like the 20's and not for any real reason either.

I just got "Hokuto No Ken: Yuria Densetsu" and "Hokuto No Ken: Toki Densetsu" and am going to spend Saturday watching those along with "Kamen Rider: THE NEXT". My geek buttons are bursting with joy... especially since there are rumors floating about a new GARO production!

James
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Post by: Eivion on May 14, 2008, 10:50:06 AM
I was going to start watching Kamen Rider, but I stopped before I got far. Started two of them. One was blade which just wasn't doing much for me. The other was Kuuga which I was digging, but it waasn't subbed far and it got licensed.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 14, 2008, 11:36:29 AM
I was going to start watching Kamen Rider, but I stopped before I got far. Started two of them. One was blade which just wasn't doing much for me. The other was Kuuga which I was digging, but it waasn't subbed far and it got licensed.

BLADE takes a while to pick up but gets really good around episode 10. If you're starting on the new era Riders I suggest HIBIKI and FAIZ. KABUTO is also good though the story gets kind of sloppy at the end.

Who the hell licensed Kuuga? I need to know about this!

I honestly recommend GARO as it is the best Toku to come out in the last 10 years in terms of story and stunts. Kieta Amemiya (he who gave us Zeiram) created and directed the seris and it shows.

If you aren't aware www.tvnihon.com is the toku fans friend.

James
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Post by: Eivion on May 14, 2008, 06:41:25 PM
I was going to start watching Kamen Rider, but I stopped before I got far. Started two of them. One was blade which just wasn't doing much for me. The other was Kuuga which I was digging, but it waasn't subbed far and it got licensed.
Who the hell licensed Kuuga? I need to know about this!

James
Adness Entertainment
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 14, 2008, 07:11:12 PM
I was going to start watching Kamen Rider, but I stopped before I got far. Started two of them. One was blade which just wasn't doing much for me. The other was Kuuga which I was digging, but it waasn't subbed far and it got licensed.
Who the hell licensed Kuuga? I need to know about this!

James
Adness Entertainment

Ah some clarification...

Adness licensed Kamen Rider RYUKI not Kamen Rider KUUGA (unless they got another Rider show). RYUKI is being done by Adness with help from the Wang brothers (they who gave us Kung-Fu Rascals and unfortunately the live action Guyver movies).  The US localization is being called Kamen Rider Dragon Knight and looks to be about as bad as Saban's Masked Rider (at least from the trailer I saw). I know GARO has been optioned for localization but really unless they want to totally mess up the stry I don't see it working.

James   
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Post by: Eivion on May 14, 2008, 11:05:56 PM
Well thats what crunchyroll has down, but I think they have been scared off of some stuff before groups actually licensed them in the past. Doesn't matter though as not many fo the episodes were subbed and the group you mentioned earlier stopped subbing them.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 14, 2008, 11:47:54 PM
Well thats what crunchyroll has down, but I think they have been scared off of some stuff before groups actually licensed them in the past. Doesn't matter though as not many fo the episodes were subbed and the group you mentioned earlier stopped subbing them.

Yeah TVNihon only got to episode 5 with Ryuki. But every Rider how from FAIZ on has been subbed by them (they are doing a good job with KIVA, the current Rider series).

They also have done subs GARO, Sh15uya (A great show) and a select bunch of anime titles. Most of their stuff is actually on VEOH (including their sub of the 1st Z Gundam which got taken off of torrents).

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 15, 2008, 08:06:17 AM
Well Cruncyroll doesn't want to ruin future chances at having licensed anime. Right now they have a deal with Geonon entertainment, or wahever it is, to showcase them on the site for free.
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Post by: Eivion on May 15, 2008, 09:23:56 AM
I thought the only deal they had was with Gonzo to show BLASSREITER and Tower of Druaga (both worth checking out by the way). Looking back now at a few Geneon titles they do seem to have removed the licensed by deal.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 15, 2008, 09:50:08 AM
Gonzo, sorry. I knew it started with a G lol.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 16, 2008, 11:04:20 PM
I've done some catching up.

Really enjoying Soul Eater's approach, even if the plot is dead. I like how Death himself's soul is encompassing the whole island.

Monochrome Factor continues to get interesting.

Macross Frontier is slowing down for me, but I'm sure it'll get like Gundam 00 was.

Nabari no Ou is one of the best ninja type anime's I've seen in ages. (Hate Naruto) We're only a few episodes in and I eagerly await the next episode.

MAR's nearing it's end. Shame really because it's a good series. But I don't think they can drag out the battles with Chess much longer than this final round.

Vampire Knight, Amatsuki, and The Daughter of 20 faces continue to keep me involved.

And of course Kamen no Maid Guy, Kanokon, ToLoveRu, and Special A are the quirky, lovey-dovey-ness to seperate the action filled anime's. Plus they are funny.
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Post by: Eivion on May 17, 2008, 01:54:42 AM
Loving Soul Reaper as well. Curious on what the plot will be when we get that far. Also love Shinigami-sama covering the whole area with his soul.

Enjoying Nabari no Ou though I'm not sure I would go as far as one of the best ninja anime's. Do like the direction it took with episode 6 though.

Continuing to enjoy Tower of Druaga. Nothing much yet though it has its fun moments. Curious on the older brother's past with the Tower and that spirit chick who keeps bothering him.

Kamen no Maid Guy is just so messed up I can't help, but enjoy it. Kogurashi is just a particularly out there character with his look and personality. He is just so oblivious to the other sex and the wrong things he is doing to women in the name of his master.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 17, 2008, 02:58:12 AM
Now you can see why I said Maid Guy is worth watching, lol.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 17, 2008, 09:52:45 AM
RE-watched Macross Frontier 6 along with the 2 Hokuto No Ken OVAs. I really think the end of Macross F 6 is one of the finest endings to an episode I've ever watched. It was that good and already gives you the idea that at least one member of Skull Squadron is not coming back (I'm guessing either Ozma or Klan).

As for Hokuto No Ken...

Toi Densetsu retells the Toki/Raoh fight and I already like the art style in this more than the art style in the Raoh Gaiden movies. Giving a better backstory for Toki and actually giving him a romantic interest really make the character even cooler than he already was, I mean he was already  kung-fu Jesus and they go ahead and make him cooler.

Now Yuria Densetsu, that fills plenty of gaps because really just what was Yuria doing for the 90+ episodes after she supposedly died? Its one of those things that needed answering. The fact that she met Rei under her guise as the Nanto General adds even more depth to how tragic Rei's death was. Of course the biggest heartbreaker is when Toki reveals to Yuria that he was in love with her but of course she is in disguise as the Nanto General so his confession hits her like a fist but he can't let him know who she is.

Of course the real tragedy of Hokuto No Ken is Yuria's eventua fate.There are no happy endings in Hokuto No Ken. Kenshiro really is the Elric of anime.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 17, 2008, 11:36:23 AM
Fist of the North Star (Hukuto No Ken) never interested me. I just couldn't follow it. Yet the recent adaptation of it going by First of the Blue Sky, has got me interested, lol. If you have'nt already, check out Souten no Ken
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 17, 2008, 11:45:46 AM
I have indeed watched Souten No Ken since it is the story of Ryuken's brother (who many suspect is Koryu from Houkto No Ken). It does lack some of the more tragic elements of Hokuto No Ken (such as the eternalquestion of "How do I kill my brother?") but I still like it... just not as much. I am looking forward to the new Houkto No Ken tV series this fall as it will be all about Raoh and hopefully Reina.

Yet another series for the fall line-up I'll be watching.

Has anyoen checked out Kurenai? I've heard good things about but haven't seen it yet

James

 

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Post by: Eivion on May 17, 2008, 12:55:23 PM
Read about it, but I didn't find it particularly interesting.

Don't dislike Hokuto no Ken, but I have never had enough interest to follow into more of the series. I only watched one of the old movies released over here, the shitty live action movie with Vader, and the ova released a few years ago.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 17, 2008, 01:34:14 PM
People have this great misconception about HNK because of th Streamline dub of the movie. There is a very deep story to the whole series as it actually is a retelling of "The Water Margin". Yes it is violent but it wouldn't have been one of Japan's most beloved for this long if it didn't have the story to back it up.

It, more than any other manga/show, is the blue print for modern Shonen storyteling.

James
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Post by: Coffee on May 17, 2008, 07:06:37 PM
i remember watching Miku & the Metal Fighters when i was young but i don't think i was able to finish it
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 19, 2008, 09:31:56 AM
Well one Piece came out today. :) Not much fighting... but the fighting there was makes me wonder just how pratical Brook is... his bones are chipping, easily lol.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 20, 2008, 08:07:52 AM
Well episode 7 of Macross Frontier hit Veoh and for anyone wanting a big fight episode... well you get your wish as Frontier's main battleship Quarter and Skull squadron engage the Vajra and their giant battleship. Behold the awesomeness of the new Monster Battroid and also marvel at what the Quarter can do in battle. We also get the conclusion to Sheryl's concert, another Macross 7 reference and we get to see exactly what a new Armored Valkyrie can do on a destructive scale.

This is the episode that sets things in motion as a big plot point is hinted to be developed further.

James
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Post by: Eivion on May 20, 2008, 08:26:19 AM
Latest One Piece had to be one of the cheapest new episodes ever as it was most of ti was reference to an older episode.

Loved the fighting in the latest Macross Frontier as well.
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Post by: Coffee on May 21, 2008, 02:35:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoAGXMVwPEc

i think this is the first episode after they moved house
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Post by: Mizztrezz on May 21, 2008, 02:33:27 PM
I've been so into animes that have either a lot of action or magic or aliens or all three, it's refreshing to watch a "slice of life" show, just to take a breather, and one I enjoy is "Hidamari Sketch".  I've just started watching this on Veoh, and it's just funny.  Matter of fact, a 2nd season of that is starting in July, called "Hidamari Sketch X 365", so looking forward to that.  I have to admit, after years of shojo and mecha and everything in between, it's good to watch a show about "nothing" for a change ;)
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Post by: Knuckleduster on May 21, 2008, 06:42:04 PM
Has anyone seen Neon Genesis Evangelion Rebuild 1.0 - You are not alone ? And if you did, would it happen to be a dvd rip that you could send my way *Oni*?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 21, 2008, 07:56:35 PM
I'm finally catching up on Cutie Honey THE LIVE and man is it gloriously goofy in its camp. As to Rebuild of EVA... havern't seen it, don't want to see it. EVA remains the one thing by Gainax I completely despise.

Still debating wheter to give Kurenai a try.. .anyone watch it yet?

James

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Post by: Knuckleduster on May 21, 2008, 08:03:34 PM
I agree on the Cutie honey movie;boy was it fun to watch. As for Eva, well, to each his own right?

Anyway, this just looks awesome:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=oK6UwzLSQwk
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 21, 2008, 08:31:43 PM
I did enjoy the Cutie Honey movie but I'm talkign about the live TV series from this past fall. Good clean fun!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 21, 2008, 11:33:32 PM
Has anyone seen Neon Genesis Evangelion Rebuild 1.0 - You are not alone ? And if you did, would it happen to be a dvd rip that you could send my way *Oni*?
It's not bad.
Here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/CRSeries_-_Evangelion_You_Are_Not_Alone.
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Post by: Eivion on May 22, 2008, 08:16:46 AM
So D. Gray-man 84, Krory is the fucking man. That is all.

Latest Soul Reaper was good and it looks like we may be hitting some plot.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 22, 2008, 12:14:29 PM
DGrayman still has a subber? It was licensed and seems like yourmom, sinshinsubs, and yurisubs are dropping it.
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Post by: Eivion on May 22, 2008, 06:10:00 PM
Yeah I thought that as well, but it looks like yuurisubs are still subbing it. Or they at least subbed the latest episode.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 23, 2008, 12:15:32 AM
Nevermind, Your-Mom  is still doing em' :) -- Didn't like Yuri, but of cousrse if that was all that was left, no biggie.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 24, 2008, 10:34:33 PM
Macross Frontier 8 has hit VEOH, a whole day early!

So far the weakest of the episodes. Animation quality takes a hit this time as so far this is the equivalent of Gurren Lagann episode 6 thus far. Looks like the scenario planners already ran out of ideas for Sheryl that they have to turn her into the moe slapstick character. Definitely astep back from the character development we got over the last 3 episodes from her.

Look, I think "Aimo" is already a good song but c'mon, its been used 4 times already surely Ranka knows another song besides tat and "What About My Star" (though the "Colored Carrot Song" was comic brilliance). Next episode we get an in depth look at Mikhail and hopefully some answers to who harmonica playing guy at the end of this episode is (though I already think I know where this is going). Definitely the weaest episode so far.

James 
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 25, 2008, 06:37:12 AM
haha I loved the episode of Maid Guy with them trying to cure the sickness, hehe. Really enjoying Kanokon (and no , not because of the large breasted woman with heart shaped nipples).

Shinsen is continuing to sub DGrayman, thank god. SEems the license was only for eps 1-51. Cool.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 25, 2008, 07:39:52 AM
Finally finished Gurren Lagann (with Bandi's US release coming finding episodes not subbed in spanish has been hard).   

While it doesn't top GAOGAIGAR as the best mecha show ever it does TIE with it, so that should give you an idea of how much the series as a whole blew me away.  I will say that Kamina is far and away my favorite anime character of the new millennium. I'm also impressd by the sheer number of references to other shows and comics this shows packs in there. I can hardly wait for the US release.

Of all the shows I've watched since 2000 Gurren Lagann and Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei are without a doubt the 2 best.

James   
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Post by: Eivion on May 25, 2008, 10:34:17 AM
Just watched 8 of Zoku Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei. I'm not sure if Chiri or Fuura is more messed up, but both scare me quite a bit.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 25, 2008, 01:15:47 PM
Just watched 8 of Zoku Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei. I'm not sure if Chiri or Fuura is more messed up, but both scare me quite a bit.

REally, you should be terrified of all those girls. They are all psycho!

James

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Post by: Eivion on May 25, 2008, 03:17:25 PM
Just watched 8 of Zoku Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei. I'm not sure if Chiri or Fuura is more messed up, but both scare me quite a bit.

REally, you should be terrified of all those girls. They are all psycho!

James


They are all a crazy, but those two are the most homicidal ones easily.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 26, 2008, 11:21:38 AM
So I just finished up the latest Vampire Knight (Poor Zero, being left out to the other guy. Most of the episode was just a catch up on what's happened and led to all three characters current placement), Angel Heart (great episode, like where it's headed honestly), KAnkon (this show is just funny), Maid Guy (seriously, LOL, this show is just... wow ), Amatsuki (Also love where it is going... though the 'princess' creeps me the fuck out ), Nabari no Ou (currious to whot his woman inside his head is, and what role she has. Already figure the Sensei is like his brother or something lol), Special A (Finally looks like the love for each other is known, but not being 'realized'), TuLoveRuu (sneezing, to turn you from a boy into a girl... what... oi... well this show is just about sillyness) and still lots to go.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 26, 2008, 04:34:22 PM
The new Soul Eater episode is great. Finally somebody that rivals the power of Death the Kid maybe. Even better is previews for next episode where Franken Stien himself fights him, and damn does he look powerful!
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 29, 2008, 12:38:48 PM
Watched the first 4 episodes of Real Drive. Why? Because I I'm sucker for Shirow that's why and it is mroe of the the usual Shirow dense cyber-babble and I love it!

Also of note... for those of you who like Macross Frontier, especially the closing of 'Diamond Crevasse' the live version has just hit VEOH. I don't mean the Sheryl Nome concert version eithre. This was the live performnce from (I believe) Music Station. It is really soemthing...

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 30, 2008, 02:28:56 PM
Well still catching up with my collection.

Nabari No Ou seems to be showing that all sides hold their own secrets. I mean that kid with the glasses was ruthless, lol.

The latest Suteki Labrinth was somewaht enjoyable.  I like that we're finally seeing allt hese crmes are based on his own life for some reason.

Yugioh 5D's is different than the typical Yugioh series. I think it's hard to enjoy it as much as the originals, just like GX was. However, it has it's own appeal and after episode 5, I am curious to what is coming about this. It's almost like those two have been accepted to a duelist tournament akin to the Duelist Kingdom, and of course 'Director' know s about this, or it's just coincidence his TShirt has the same patern and form as the red dragon that appeared did.

Vampire Knight continues to push forward as the action slash romance that it is. That vampire lady at the end I wonder if she's the one that killed Zero's family.

Monocrhome is just a appealing anime that is different than alot of the ones before it's time. Although the shadow aspect sort of falls in a odd time with One Piece and all.

Amatuski is a weird series. Unique though. So it looks like there are two sides warring for some reason we don't know. But possibly a third force is out there.

TuLoveTrouble is funny. Imagine if you're girlfriend has that magnet gadget and could just flick it on to get you to come to her from anywhere! haha.
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Post by: Eivion on May 30, 2008, 03:25:16 PM
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Vampire Knight continues to push forward as the action slash romance that it is. That vampire lady at the end I wonder if she's the one that killed Zero's family.
I was wondering the same thing though I think it will be something different, but related.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on May 30, 2008, 03:27:09 PM
I'm getting ready to watch Voices of a Distant Star.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 30, 2008, 11:40:52 PM
I just watched Variable Geo, which is a fighters anime with women waitress's fighters striving to be the best (akin to street fighter, in the first three eps one being Ryu and the other ken) and win a 10,000$ price. The first three episodes (which is a series) is pretty damn good. Of course the loser is humiliated by being stripped down naked in front of the world. This is fine. However the second sereis Variable Geo Neo takes it further and goes into sex making it a hentai series. Still good fights, but most of those fights are short, and a typical 28 minute episode features around 12 min of sex scenes. IT's really a shame because the series is good.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 31, 2008, 08:41:00 AM
Finally a new One Piece episode :). Of course for 3/4 of the episode Sanji was on fire... haha. Emotions are his weakness and his strength. (Manga sure is going well too, having just found out that Gol D Rodger's first mate is still alive, and of course Ace is about to be executed and the Marines are asking for WAR with Pirates, esp Whitebeard). Anyways next episode is the return of Ussop's alter-self. SOGEKING!

Soul Eater's continuing to be interesting. I am not sure how this series's plot fares against others, but the fact that Soul was injured and infected, while Madusa the witch is also one of their Senpai, is confusing. But oh well.

Maid Guy is Awesome! Seriously. I can't help but laugh during it. Like where he pits his master against a Bear and she fails, or when she's ready to anticipate his next attack and Maid Guy drops a log down the waterfall, she stops it with her wooden sword but it breaks. "You sensed my attack, good job. Remember you have bamboo stick wont cut wood', not the exact praise, but close.

Whew, and with that I am caught up... well otehr than DGray Man (still got a few to watch), and Code Geass.
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Post by: Eivion on May 31, 2008, 02:45:53 PM
They are skipping a week for the upcoming Code Geass so you should catch up.

I saw that episode of Maid Guy today as well. That training was just so damn wrong. I'm still not sure if the log or bear part was my favorite.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 31, 2008, 11:48:21 PM
Macross Frontier 9 has come and gone. I think I've got the animation quality of this show figured out. For the CGI heavy episodes the regular animation quality gets upgraded to OVA quality while the less CGI intense episodes get standard TV animation. Well this was a CGI heavy episode.

I liked Michel/Michael as a concept, something you don't get a lot of in mecha shows, the mecha pilot as sniper. Now that his backstory is fleshed out I like the character a bit more as opposed to just liking the concept. I hope they can flesh out Luca and Klan as well. I'm hoping that Nana-chan goes all 'Perfect Blue' in a few episodes but I doubt that will happen, instead we'll get the unfulfilled lesbian crush angle teased with no resolution.

So apparently the guy with harmonica is working for the Frontier government and I think we can all guess what his connection to Ranka is. Next episode features Ranka and Sheryl filming a movie about Shin Kudo so there is our Macross Zero reference. No majorly overt Macross references  this week that I caught. Did anyone catch one that I missed?

James     
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 01, 2008, 02:09:27 AM
They are skipping a week for the upcoming Code Geass so you should catch up.

I saw that episode of Maid Guy today as well. That training was just so damn wrong. I'm still not sure if the log or bear part was my favorite.
I think the whole episode was off the wall, i have no favorite lol.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 01, 2008, 01:57:22 PM
Seen Real Drive through episode 5 (can't find 6 subbed yet). So far this show is Shirow's most accessible wor since Dominion. All of the characters are likable and the internet (or METAL) being compared to the sea is a nice metaphor. Holon might just have the shortest skirt of any female protagonist in all of anime. Now I just wish the female characters had... y'know... noses...

James
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Post by: Eivion on June 02, 2008, 11:20:44 AM
Latest One Piece was good with the other fights looking to start soon. I hope yesterday's episode won't take as long to sub.

The latest Gintama from Rumble finished up the short arc and was simply awesome. Its great to see Gin fight so seriously.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 02, 2008, 05:29:26 PM
Latest One Piece was good with the other fights looking to start soon. I hope yesterday's episode won't take as long to sub.

The latest Gintama from Rumble finished up the short arc and was simply awesome. Its great to see Gin fight so seriously.
it won't.
Problem is that the RAW selection's are getting horrid. And  Instantz and the other guy only want HD RAW's. A good Raw didn't hit the interent till around Friday.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 04, 2008, 10:56:15 AM
One Piece Ussop is King! All fear his fearsome NEGATIVITY! Hahaha... next up, the start of Zoro's fight, the quickness of Sanji's...

Kankon/.... went far.... I mean... the vanishing of her breasts, funny I suppose. But the whole Cake scene... oi oi oi! ... Oh and the twins are ninja hunting spirits, coolness.

Vampire Knight... So I am still saying that is the lady that killed Zero's brother... and apparently his brother is with her and holdes a grudge likely. Odd, but hey it's a Vampire anime.

Soul Eater... Funny episode about Excalibur.

Macross Frontier... Starting to feel like Gundam 00, so it is gaining some interst to me.
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Post by: Eivion on June 05, 2008, 01:31:54 AM
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One Piece Ussop is King! All fear his fearsome NEGATIVITY! Hahaha... next up, the start of Zoro's fight, the quickness of Sanji's...
Only Ussop could actually have the enemy feeling sorry for him to that extent.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 05, 2008, 06:10:34 AM
Started on Library War, yet another production from Production IG (along with Media orks). So far, not a bad series just not mindblowingly awesome. It is only scheduled for 12 episodes so I'm assuming they will only be covering the first novel from the series. 

I also finally watched RE: Cutie Honey and thuroughly loved it but then again I'm a mark for Go Nagai (though I loathed Shin Getter Robo).

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 06, 2008, 04:37:25 PM
Macross Frontier. So that guy finalyl has a name. Brera Stern. Knd of a fun episode.

Nabri no Ou. Bit confused at what is going on. But looks like we're about to see a sword fight and Yoitte's dying, probably that lady that discovered him is Sensei's roomate and bringing him there heh.

Monocrome Factor. I wondered what the kid was all about, and now we have an episode with him and what his family has done.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 06, 2008, 06:45:38 PM
Sooooo...

Macross Frontier 10 was good. Not great but good. Ranka's story is developing and already we're oing to be getting Minmay complex if I've judged the next episode trailer right. The overall story needs to pick up though because there are only 26 episodes to the whole series as opposed to the 36 for Macross and 50 for Macross 7.

This is the shortest Macross TV series so if there is going to be a war it needs to kick into high gear by episode 14. I really hope Brera Stern is more than just guardian/Ranka's brother turned cyborg psycho because that is kinda... predictable?

James
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Post by: Eivion on June 07, 2008, 04:05:06 PM
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Nabri no Ou. Bit confused at what is going on. But looks like we're about to see a sword fight and Yoitte's dying, probably that lady that discovered him is Sensei's roomate and bringing him there heh.
We already knew Yoite was dying as they more less said he Kira was killing him when he was first introduced. And yes the awkwardness is about to increase with Yoite coming over for a visit.

I'm surprised they are already dealing with the siblings problems. To be honest its the part of the series that I truly hate.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 07, 2008, 04:25:16 PM
Yeah the Sibling rivalrys are a bit too much on a series like this. But oh well at least we'll see some good fightrs.

Thing is, I can't figure out if we're supposed to dislike the Kouchigroup people, or not. They aren't really bad.
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Post by: Eivion on June 07, 2008, 05:30:05 PM
The Kairoushu or something close to that, the group Yoite is in right?

The group is more or less trying to take every thing over with likely bullshit ideals in mind.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 07, 2008, 09:54:21 PM
Yeah the group Yoite is a part of. But other than the pink haired guy and the rude headmaster/president/governer or wahtever (im at work and have a slow attention span), the rest seem ideally good people, just want to make things better.
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Post by: Eivion on June 07, 2008, 10:45:40 PM
Not really. Pretty sure both Yoite and his buddy see past that bs. Yoite has his own goal in mind, and I imagine for the others a lot of it is just a general its their clan deal though I do think the president fed the group some bs earlier on. Still Yoite's buddy seems to know better as he was laughing at the moron working with Raiku (pink-haired guy) talking about justice.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 10, 2008, 07:53:47 AM
I just watched the series 'Stellvia of the Universe'. Very nice space-life-academy style series. Not much action, but of course there wasn't really meant to be.

Also the latest Kankon. Yay for Chizouru's breasts again. Haha... Finally a battle scene, although short, but we get to see just how many students are not human, and how they hold back humans from knowing what is going on (although explaining all those holes would be hard)

Shakugan no Shanatan: Fumino strikes back - I wish it was a new season of Shanna, but the small Shanatan mini episodes are funt o watch. Sabric as a pimp, haha.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 12, 2008, 10:12:17 AM
Well alot of new episodes of stuff to watch, but I'm workin till Sat heh.

Did watch One Piece. Great as always. Next episode is promising with the one episode fight of Sanji. Ussop's manli-negativityness/sogeking. Zoro's fight. Luffy's start.

I do wonder though, what Brooke's purpose will be when Zoro is the swordsman. Brooke's a great swordsman himself. Although I am sure Zoro has some sort of 'three notch arrow' style attack of his own.
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Post by: Eivion on June 13, 2008, 08:22:43 AM
Luffy was always looking for a musician, thats Brooke.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 14, 2008, 06:49:31 AM
I mean in fights though :)
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Post by: Eivion on June 14, 2008, 08:32:09 AM
Well Luffy and Zorro are the obvious top muscle of the crew. Sanji is normally third though with Brooke around you could probably call that into question.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 14, 2008, 09:09:44 PM
One of the best and saddest moments ever
http://youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ltsxi42ds
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Post by: Coffee on June 15, 2008, 05:59:24 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Innocence_Ghost_In_The_Shell_Poster.jpg)
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 15, 2008, 07:43:24 AM
Meh. I was in the other room while the video played... that damn song.. I haven't heard it in YEARS. Decade maybe. And I knew it was sailor Moon! GAH!... lol. Anyway yeah sad death, but ruined by the humor of the red haired lady almost falling and doing the standard 'phew safe, nop aaaah!' thing.


New I Love Trouble, great. Itsuki just got another admirer, haha.

Nabari No Ou. I really think this series has potential if they get more fights going. I mean this one was okay and the sister lost, but it was quick. I also think a Ninja Gaiden anime would rule!

Vampire Knight's tenth episode is moving. it's confirmed that hte Maria girl is the one that turned Zero and killed his family, and of course his twin brother is there too. Apparently Zero used to be really kind... creepy kind. Cool episode but I still wonderon the end credits ending thing, what's with the whole 'dead-alice' look lol?

Soul Eater gave us some background on Black star and Tsubaki as they hunted the Fey blade. Figured he was related to Tsubaki, always happens taht way. Could be a cool fight though.

Just picked up the new Ikkitousen: Great Guardians. This look slike a good series.  I remember the old one a year or so ago. It was one of those anime's that felt like Street Fighter, just with the women. ---- So after watching it, What the fuck. IS this not going to be like the old one, but more of a ''life-in' style? Gah I was hoping for some good fights again. Oh well, Saji appears to be evil, maybe the Demon Lord is using him as a vessle.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 15, 2008, 11:38:54 AM
There was already a Ninja Gaiden anime OVA. It was based off of the original games for the NES. As for the new Ikki Toussen... eh, I always preffered Tenjo Tenge as far as action and story went...

Jeez where is Macross FRONTIER 11? and I've got to catch up on REAL DRIVE

James
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Post by: Eivion on June 15, 2008, 12:11:31 PM
I have avoided Ikkitousen as it looks like pure fan service and none of the reviews I've read made it sound any different.

Tenjo Tenge is pretty damn fan servicey itself though it does have somewhat of an interesting story. Don't think it ever finished anime wise though.

Not sure about Macross Frontier 11 since ANN still has the normal air date, but from what I saw in the notes of 10 on veoh it looks like it may have been pushed back to this week.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 15, 2008, 12:34:27 PM
No Macross Frontier until this week, so no the fansub groups aren't running slow on it.

On a lighter note new Moonlight Mile S2 from Graywolf :D I love that series, but the second season is taking WAY too long (since it has long since been over airing)
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Post by: Eivion on June 15, 2008, 04:04:17 PM
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No Macross Frontier until this week, so no the fansub groups aren't running slow on it.
Yeah I kind of figured this when Raw versions weren't even up.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 15, 2008, 05:51:47 PM
As stupid as it is, I love these slice of life/comedy anime's like Special A. Also Maid Guy.

I wish there were more episodes of the action ones though like Hero Tales, that has stalled with any english subber.
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Post by: Eivion on June 15, 2008, 06:50:30 PM
I'm alright with them though they aren't my first choice to watch. What is Special A?

Is anyone even subbing Hero Tales anymore?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 15, 2008, 07:08:50 PM
Special A is a school life anime about a girl that is always trying to challenge this guy since she met him, he's always up on the grades, sports, whatever. It is fun to watch, because he has a crush on her and she is to dumb to see it. Special A is just a special class above the others at the school, they even have a greenhouse to take their studies in.

Kuroneko is still doing it, but the site keeps going down and the site mistress keeps having computer troubles. So I dunno.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 17, 2008, 08:58:48 PM
Had the day off and decided to try another show. So I ended up watching 18 episodes of MAJOR and damn this is oen engrossing sports anime. I'm not usually sports anime guy. I mean I really didn't care for Slam Dunk or even Hajime No Ippo but MAJOR is about my favorite sport... BASEBALL!

The animation quality is not what one would sterling, hell it looks like it is staight from around '95 but damn is the story engrossing.

If you like Baseball and if you like anime then give MAJOR a try. At the very least it gives you something to watch while waiting for  the next Macross FRONTIER!

James
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Post by: Coffee on June 19, 2008, 06:34:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yKFdapvn80

i have a DVD comp copy of death note
(L is spooky)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 21, 2008, 06:55:27 AM
Good News, Macross FRONTIER 11 has finally come out. It is a low key episode but it is building towards the next episode where hopefully we get to see Alto take on the 33rd Marine Dvision. The whole concept of Zentradi Marines sounds too damn cool.

On a sad note, Miyuki Kanbe, the 3rd Sailor Moon from the Sailor Moon musicals passed away this week. I mainly knew her work from Kamen Rider HIBIKI with her awesome comic timing. She died from heart failure at the age of 24. She began her career at the age of 15 when she won the audition for the new Usagi Tsuniko/Sailor Moon. She also had several anime roles and was in Battle Royale II.

Very sad news.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 21, 2008, 09:59:30 AM
Ya know Ilove One Piece and the Thriller Bark arc is fun, however... I want to get to the Archepelgo arc (pre-mer-island). Why? Because it is getting good.

See image of upcoming big battle, and not involving Luffy (Because they have their own fights about to start)

(http://img39.onemanga.com/mangas/00000002/000055802/07.jpg)
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 22, 2008, 04:40:36 PM
Heh. Macross  Frontier was okay, boring though. Next one looks like some good battles. Nabari no Ou seems to be showing us that the 'bad guys' are good lol. I kind of thought the brother killed the clan because they were possessed, but instead it was that whole thing, oh well. Soul Eater was a nice battle filled episode and showing some pasts. Angel Heart seems to be showing that the future can't be changed, and everyone's clearly learning that as they try to stop the death. Vampire Knight

Waiting on the latest One Piece, and the latest Maid Guy (last one, so guess 12 eps instead of 13)
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Post by: Eivion on June 23, 2008, 09:18:00 AM
The last episode of Macross Frontier was alright. It seems Alto chose the sky between the choices of that, acting, and Ranka. Anyone sure this is only going to be 25/26 episodes because they are pacing themselves out like they will have more time.

Finished up Tower of Druaga which was ok, but damn did it end on a cliffhanger. There wasn't a lot of seriousness going through the whole thing, but after seeing the last episode it seems this first part was really only meant as an intro rather than playing the actual story/plot out. I look forward to the second series/season next year.

About to watch One Piece 358 which finally has a freaking sub.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 23, 2008, 12:38:44 PM
One Piece ep was good. I wondered how they would portray Sanji's  mistaking of Nami for a goddess and other things, lol. Ussop's battle has two or three ep's left. Sanji's has one I'm pretty sure, maybe two. Zoro's has quite a few left. I'm pretty sure after next week's episode, it's the start of fighting Oz.

Macross Frontier's down for 25 episodes, but there seems to be no confirmation on that and the various anime sites either list it as 25 or unknown.

Sadly Maid Guy and Kankon are now over. :(
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Post by: Eivion on June 23, 2008, 09:55:24 PM
I surprised Maid Guy is already over with the amount of days left to protect their masters. Really wish the subbing on it was faster.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 25, 2008, 09:36:38 AM
I'm totally hooked on Major. I'm halfway through Season 3 after starting at season 1 last tuesday. That my friends is 65 episodes so it i official... I indeed have no life.

REgardless though, this show is my new anime crack. It more than makes up for the plodding repetitiveness of shows like BLEACH and Naruto Shippuden (I shan't comment on One Piece because I gave up on that awhile ago). At this rate I'll be caught upto the current series by the end of the week (provided I don't get drunk this weekend... ok so middle of next week).

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 27, 2008, 06:50:17 AM
Macross Frontier 12 was... wow!

The Zentraedi Marines were cool.
Ranka wasn't annoying.
Lucca's family came through in a pinch.
and the big surprise at the nd... well that would be telling but it is the single biggest SDF Macros refernce/WTF moment of the whole series so far!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 29, 2008, 07:38:37 AM
Macross Frontier 12 was indeed... wow. lol. As for the end, they referenced it as 'the first to awaken'... meaning? More?

One Piece is on a roll. Gotta love the passion in Sanji's voice as he reveals his big dream (other than all blue lol)

NAbari no Ou is getting intersting. I am hoping the Kouga School/clan pose a threat, because really right now, there is no 'bad'. I mean the leader of the Kouchiwhatever even seems nice, but likely has an ability himself given how protective Yoite was.

Vampire Knight, Kaname killed Shizuka... and apparently there is another pure blood vampire out there that they both despise? This could get interesting.

Soul Eater seems to proving that Stein knows Madusa is a Witch, and something curious about Soul. I just wish they would fight some more, I love those battles that the Meisters have.
Tu Love Trouble was cool too. Lala's dad is... well... lol a dwarf/kid like. Not really what I expected, thought he'd be more of a prettyboy looking like a woman.

Kankon is over, and ended okay. I guess he'll have a wife and a mistress, lol.

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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 29, 2008, 01:08:01 PM
Just got to episode 90 of MAJOR so I'm current with all released subbed episodes. 90- episodes in one week... dear lord I mine as well be a shut in!

Episode 90 was a nice little side story focusing on what supporting character Komori is doing now that main character Goro is in America pursuing his dream of playing Major League Baseball. I'm really glad that supporting characters from earlier in the series get revisited and that Komori isn't forgotten. Now I have to wait for MJN to put mroe episodes out. Heck season 4 is already finished broadcasting in Japan and there won't be season 5 until January. This is the standard for Major, i.e. 1 26 episode season followed by a 26 week break during which they they re-air the season before a new one airs in the winter/Fall. Dear lord do you know how many crappy 'anime original' stories we'd have been spared if more shows took this approach? No Garlic Jr. arc to DBZ? No Bount arc to BLEACH? The entire last season of Naruto?
   
As for the end of the Macross FRONTIER... they are obviously retconning now because the Macross transformation mode was supposed to be a mistake as a result of human redesign... though they may give a good explanation. If there is a fleet of Macross' class battleships then dear lord the Vajra are doomed!

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 30, 2008, 10:11:51 PM
Prepare for tomorrow Slayers REVOLUTION begins its broadcasting in Japan. That means I'd guess it would probably hit the net fansubbed by the weekend.

I'm totally excited for the first new Slayers TV series in 10 years!

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 01, 2008, 08:40:51 AM
It will probably be fansubbed before the weekend. And your not alone in your excitement.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 01, 2008, 09:36:40 AM
Finished Vampire Knight, it's over apparently at least till season two. So Shizuka wouldn't take Ichiru's blood because she can't; something special about him and Zero. Kaname let Zero drink his blood, ... Sounds like he needs Zero to protect Yuki for something coming. Kinda sucky for a season ender.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 01, 2008, 05:10:42 PM
Lot of series coming to an end. But new ones starting.  I was a fan of SKy Girls anime, so this upcoming Strike Witches is pretty similar to me. - http://www.crunchyroll.com/media-389076/Strike-Witches-Strike-Witches-Trailer-1.html

And August, season two of Rossario+Vampire -
http://www.crunchyroll.com/media-388950/Anime-Trailers-Rosario-Vampire-Capu2-Trailer.html
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 04, 2008, 08:37:35 AM
Yay for new anime.
Sekirei, although it's got the whole big breast thing going, it's looking pretty good. Could range up like Dragonauts did.

Oh and new Hero Tales finally!

Finalyl somebody evil on Nabari no Ou.

Soul Eater looks like Mana got the black blood, but i doubt it. fun series though.
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Post by: Eivion on July 04, 2008, 09:59:29 AM
So Funimation managed to recover the Geneon titles from the last years that they licensed.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-03/funimation-agrees-to-distribute-select-geneon-titles

Also managed to steal most of ADV's titles from the last 2-3 years as well.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-04/funimation-picks-up-over-30-former-ad-vision-titles
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 04, 2008, 01:35:39 PM
Just got done with 2 shows...

Macross FRONTIER 13 - Soooo Grace was actually evil this whole time? Things got a little confusing regarding the Vajra and holy crap that Dimension Eater weapon is the wrongest thing EVER! I'm guessing no concert for Ranka after all...

Slayers REVOLUTION - Apparently it is a punishable offense to be Lina Inverse as Lina Inverse finds out when she is arrested for... being Lina Inverse. All the usual fun gags you expect and Lina's great punchline at the end about having her moment stolen made me laugh out loud. Sweet Fancy Moses have I missed Slayers!

I also started re-watching Heavy Metal L-Gaim because... wel because it is awesome that's why! Name another anime where a bad guy has to sautter their arm back on?

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 04, 2008, 02:39:47 PM
Where the hell did you find a sub of Slayers Revolution?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 04, 2008, 02:44:41 PM
Where the hell did you find a sub of Slayers Revolution?

I check Animesuki everyday to see who has released what. It is a fansub downloader's best friend.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 04, 2008, 02:47:21 PM
So Funimation managed to recover the Geneon titles from the last years that they licensed.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-03/funimation-agrees-to-distribute-select-geneon-titles

Also managed to steal most of ADV's titles from the last 2-3 years as well.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-04/funimation-picks-up-over-30-former-ad-vision-titles

Geez, after a decade of dominance ADV falls... that's what you get for licensing tons of shows that no one watches. I think the only ADV series I bought in its entirety was Gatchman and that's because... well it Science Ninja Team Gatchaman fer chrissake!

James 
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Post by: Eivion on July 04, 2008, 02:49:16 PM
So Funimation managed to recover the Geneon titles from the last years that they licensed.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-03/funimation-agrees-to-distribute-select-geneon-titles

Also managed to steal most of ADV's titles from the last 2-3 years as well.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-04/funimation-picks-up-over-30-former-ad-vision-titles

Geez, after a decade of dominance ADV falls... that's what you get for licensing tons of shows that no one watches. I think the only ADV series I bought in its entirety was Gatchman and that's because... well it Science Ninja Team Gatchaman fer chrissake!

James 
Plenty of their stuff was watched its just that they split from their Japanese partner it seems. Hell about a third of that list was bought or being bought in my household.
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Post by: Eivion on July 05, 2008, 02:13:38 AM
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NAbari no Ou is getting intersting. I am hoping the Kouga School/clan pose a threat, because really right now, there is no 'bad'. I mean the leader of the Kouchiwhatever even seems nice, but likely has an ability himself given how protective Yoite was.
Kairoshuu or something to that extent and I'm pretty sure their leader i evil or crazy. At the very least he seems to be the type who is willing to sacrifice others to achieve his goals and well fuck him for that.

The most recent episode seems to have made you happy. Pretty sure the stuff with the Kouga won't last though so enjoy it while you can.

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Soul Eater looks like Mana got the black blood, but i doubt it. fun series though.
You mean Maka. And yeah it seems her using Soul affects her, probably infecting her with the black blood and what not.

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Slayers REVOLUTION - Apparently it is a punishable offense to be Lina Inverse as Lina Inverse finds out when she is arrested for... being Lina Inverse. All the usual fun gags you expect and Lina's great punchline at the end about having her moment stolen made me laugh out loud. Sweet Fancy Moses have I missed Slayers!
Yeah that was a fun start, especially the whole crime of being Lina Inverse deal and her great defense team.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 05, 2008, 07:14:40 AM
I don't know, I just thing the Kouga pose a legit threat finally. Although it's a two episode deal lol.

Yeah I mean't Maka, lol sleep depervation...

Strike Witches, AWESOME! OF course it was only first episode lol.

One Piece goodness continues. Anime's on a roll (SogeKing!), and the Manga's got huge fights starting up and even a reveal on Gol D. Rodger's reason for being executed.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 05, 2008, 07:55:57 PM
On a side note the Animage Grand Prix should be out soon. Any predictions?

I'll be shocked if GUNDAM 00 doesn't walk away with most of the awards including Best Series and most of the Character related ones. I think its main competition comes from Code Geass second season. Then again some darkhorse could end up with the big awards (like Dirty Pair did in 1985 and Saint Seiya did in 1986).

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 05, 2008, 10:37:32 PM
I honestly don't pay attention to awards type stuff like this so I have no idea what this Animage Grand Prix is that your talking about. Would Code Geass R2 even be eligible though with it only being about half way through its season?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 06, 2008, 02:27:21 PM
As far as awards for anime go I only pay attention ot the Animage Grand Prix.  Any show that aired between the release of the Last Grand Prix results and the June issue of Animage qualifies for the Grand Prix (Which explains why 'Moetteke! Sailor Fuku' from Lucky*Star won Best Opening Song even though it was in the middle of its run). Of course the Grand Prix is voted on by the readers so the Grand Prix gives the view of what the hardcore otaku watch. These days mainstream shows (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece) are lucky to make the top 15. At least we are past that awful 3 year run when EVA took top honors consistently.

The first Season of Code Geass took the Best Anime Show honors for the last 2 years as well as taking Best Male Character, again 2 years running and the best individual episode honors for "ZERO".

I think its going to be a tight race but the fandom could be so split that a 3rd show could end up winning (which show I have no idea...).

I just know that when it comes to the song categories if "Daybreak's Bell" or "Ash Like Snow " win then I'll be very annoyed (I like Gundam 00, surprisingly, but the OPs never really did it for me)...

And now word has come down Gundam 00 on Sci-Fi come November... let's hope they do a better job with it than CN did with SEED

James   
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 06, 2008, 03:23:01 PM
OK, so I'm not sure if I'm the only person that has seen the original TETSUWON BIRDY aka Birdy The Mighty. It was a fun little Sci-fi detective show from the late 90's by Masami Yuuki, one of the co-creators of Patlabor. The original Manga and OVA for Birdy weren't huge hits for Yuuki but given that JAJA GROOMING UP cane to an end Yuuki needed a new project. So he relaunched Tetsuwon Birdy, completely starting the story over.

Well here we are now with Tetsuwon Birdy DECODE and so far its pretty fun. Same premise is in intact, intergalactic Cop accidentally kills earth high schooler while hunting down criminal and to make up for it has to share bodytime with the boy. The problem? The cop is a girl and the high schooler is a boy. The first episode has some good action and does a good job of setting-up for the next episode. I'll give this one till episode 4 to determine if I'll keep watching it. If I do then man am I spending to much time watching anime...

James

   
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Post by: Eivion on July 06, 2008, 03:46:06 PM
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These days mainstream shows (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece) are lucky to make the top 15. At least we are past that awful 3 year run when EVA took top honors consistently.
Thats a bit saddening for me as I think One Piece is one of the best anime I'm currently watching.

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The first Season of Code Geass took the Best Anime Show honors for the last 2 years as well as taking Best Male Character, again 2 years running and the best individual episode honors for "ZERO".
That seems like a bit much. Only halfway through it seems odd to let a show be in the running for best anime show.

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I just know that when it comes to the song categories if "Daybreak's Bell" or "Ash Like Snow " win then I'll be very annoyed (I like Gundam 00, surprisingly, but the OPs never really did it for me)...
I liked Daybreak's bell. Everything else was just kind of ok to me, nothing special. So what would you prefer to win here?

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And now word has come down Gundam 00 on Sci-Fi come November... let's hope they do a better job with it than CN did with SEED
So in what way we talking, general air time? I just hope the dubbing doesn't suck as the last few things that have been picked up and rushed for airing have had shitty voice casts (Code Geass & One Piece). The Gurren Lagann voice cast is also looking pretty bad/mediocre.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 06, 2008, 05:08:13 PM
I don't care about awardshows. If some of the anime I like get awards, cool. hope it means more of them in the future.

But I agree with Eivion on One Piece.

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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 06, 2008, 05:09:25 PM

Thats a bit saddening for me as I think One Piece is one of the best anime I'm currently watching.

I used to really dig One Piece alot but then it just... I can't explain it..I like the characters, I like the fights but I suddenly found myself not caring anymore. There are good ways to emulate Akira Toriayam and there are bad ways, I think the problem is Oda does both...

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I liked Daybreak's bell. Everything else was just kind of ok to me, nothing special. So what would you prefer to win here?

If "Sorairo Days" from Gurren Lagann is eligible than by all means let shocotan win. Otherwise, for best OP... I'm actually at a loss. Now for best ED, well "Diamond Crevasse" is hands down my choice.

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So in what way we talking, general air time? I just hope the dubbing doesn't suck as the last few things that have been picked up and rushed for airing have had shitty voice casts (Code Geass & One Piece). The Gurren Lagann voice cast is also looking pretty bad/mediocre.

In general, CN totally messed up with SEED. Lousy airtime, not giving it time to grow an audience and not really advertising it really hurt its chances for success. For some reason the only Gundam series to get good ratings on CN was WING. Maybe Sci-fi can do a better job with promotion, I honestly don't know. As long as 00 isn't hosted by Apollo Smile then hopefully people will watch.

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 06, 2008, 05:35:48 PM
Interesting. Anyways in case you haven't been keeping up Fighting Beauty Wulong has been subbed up to 25 now.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 07, 2008, 10:03:00 AM
Interesting. Anyways in case you haven't been keeping up Fighting Beauty Wulong has been subbed up to 25 now.

This makes my soul HAPPY! I love the whole anime that acts as a shoot on the corrupt world of wrestling promoters and MMA concept of Wulong!

James

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Post by: Eivion on July 08, 2008, 01:20:17 AM
Interesting. Anyways in case you haven't been keeping up Fighting Beauty Wulong has been subbed up to 25 now.

This makes my soul HAPPY! I love the whole anime that acts as a shoot on the corrupt world of wrestling promoters and MMA concept of Wulong!

James


Yeah I only just started watching those recent episodes and they seem to be shitty Chinese subs (semi-broken English subbed to be exact). Sorry.
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Post by: Coffee on July 09, 2008, 09:28:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4h6m_Od_Gs
somebody just sent this to my inbox
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 10, 2008, 02:13:51 PM
I'm always happy to find out when a a fansubber is subbing a classic. So my happiness meter is off the charts when the show being fansubbed is one of the best of the 70's, if not all time!

Yes I'm gleefully watching the Live-eviL sub of Galaxy Express 999, and why shouldn't I? I mean it just might be my 3rd favorite show from the 70's and easily a top 15 all-time show. I mean it is Leiji Matsumoto and Rintaro so what is not to like?

So far I'm through episode 4 and it is everything I remember it being, moody, romantic and full of adventure. They don't make shows liek this anymore sadly. Live-eviL is laso subbing te Rintaro Captain Harlock TV Series, looks like I've got something to watch until MJN catches up with the rest of MAJOR Season 4!

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 10, 2008, 07:31:50 PM
Hey Slayers REVOLUTION episode 2 was chock full of fun. Much more action flavored than the first episode but 2 episodes in and no Xellos yet!

The spell battle was good fun as was seeing original Dragon Slave and the Sword Of Light. Hopefully they'll get to the Gourry getting the Blast Sword soon...

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 11, 2008, 01:47:13 AM
Slayers was fun. Have to agree its odd that we haven't seen Xellos yet, but it can't be too much longer.

Nabari 14 was nice. We have whats seems like our first death in the series though it seems to early for the character who seemingly died and I may have skimmed over something saying otherwise about his demise.

Soul Eater 14 was fun, but nothing advancing any plot or character development sadly.

Saw the first episode of World Destruction. Twas alright, but nothing great. Seems like it could be interesting though.

Started watching Monster a few day. Was interested in it for the last 8-9 months, but never got around to watching until now. Wasn't sure what to expect, but thus far I haven't been disappointed.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 11, 2008, 08:30:35 AM
Well Macross FRONTIER 14 was pretty good. not as good as episode 7 due to the early character animation was kind of poor. Still lots of action. Nothing really gets answered in this episode but it is one giant fight so I wasn't expecting there to be answers.

In fact the ending of the episode was anti-climactic. This might be the weakest episode yet and even then it was still good.

Hey look in a few episodes we get "Goodbye Sister". My money is on Ozma kicking the bucket in that one...

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 13, 2008, 03:19:00 AM
Maid Guy ep 9... finally
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Post by: Eivion on July 13, 2008, 08:17:25 AM
That episode was just so damn wrong.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 13, 2008, 09:11:26 AM
Well Macross wasn't bad. I suppose Ranka is supposed to be the queen or somehting, lol.

Ikkitsouen Great Guardians is still fun to watch. I suppose all monks are perverted deep down lol. Not sure what this is leading to with Saji though.

MAid Guy ep 9, FINALLY. Good episode. Heh Maid Guy Recipies scare me. Oh well 3 ep's to go.

Special A's latest episode shows us that Yahiro's really not that bad of a guy. and the big date with Hikari's next ep. lol.

Amatsuki is still going, and Haichii's still not dead, if he's gonna die lol.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 14, 2008, 06:07:38 AM
Taking a break from ctaching up.

Watching Starship Operators. This is a pretty good series. Basically a group of space cadets took over a ship in order to rebell against The Kingdom and Aliance disapproving of the Kiba's goverment kneeling. it's 13 episodes and available in Dual Audio or Subtitled.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 14, 2008, 01:38:47 PM
I'm really liking Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE. Episode 2 advances the story and gives you plenty of information on all the key players and leaves you asking questions about others. I think Bacillus just might be the most disusting villain in main stream anime today, at least from a design standpoint and we haven't seen his real form yet. Unless this gets very boring orturns into 20 episodes fight arcs (doubtful, that really isn't Masami Yuuki's style) I'll be sticking with this show.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 15, 2008, 01:46:40 PM
One Piece :D
Hehe Ussop's black star being filled with cockroaches, funny. Looks like the battle with Oz is about to begin. All the zombies realize Moria as the master now, even Oz. Persona is down, Ussop as victor. And Zoro's fight is over next episode.
Thankyfully the next episode is almost finished and will be up tonight likely from Instantz.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 16, 2008, 08:47:03 AM
Watched "Blade of The Immortal" and damn if that first episode wasn't pretty good as far as adapting the manga. I remember back in 1999 the question was put to every anime studio in Japan why one of them didn't animate the series and the consensus was because the amount of detail in the manga made it near impossible to animate. 9 years later an we've got a good adaptation thanks to BEE TRAIN.

Hopefully new Slayers R by the end of the day...

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 16, 2008, 09:16:22 AM
One Piece :D
Hehe Ussop's black star being filled with cockroaches, funny. Looks like the battle with Oz is about to begin. All the zombies realize Moria as the master now, even Oz. Persona is down, Ussop as victor. And Zoro's fight is over next episode.
Thankyfully the next episode is almost finished and will be up tonight likely from Instantz.
Fun episode. I'm a bit disappointed Zoro's fight is so short compared to Ussop's and Sanji's. So what happened with 361? That took a while.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 16, 2008, 03:54:46 PM
One Piece :D
Hehe Ussop's black star being filled with cockroaches, funny. Looks like the battle with Oz is about to begin. All the zombies realize Moria as the master now, even Oz. Persona is down, Ussop as victor. And Zoro's fight is over next episode.
Thankyfully the next episode is almost finished and will be up tonight likely from Instantz.
Fun episode. I'm a bit disappointed Zoro's fight is so short compared to Ussop's and Sanji's. So what happened with 361? That took a while.
I think the concept is that Zoro's been fighting for awhile now, and finally getting to the point where he's overpowered. We'll have to see how well the animimation links  up for the final part of it. 361 took time with instantz due to Hyro being busy with work. 362 should follow sometime in the next day or two, as it's pretty much done as well. Vegapunk's got the RAW up now for Movie 8 which is the Drum arc retelling, replacing Vivi and including Robin and Franky.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 17, 2008, 04:12:39 PM
Slayers REVOLUTION  - Episode 3 was ok. Lina a petnapper? Inspector Wiser proves to be pretty smart and Gourry saves the day! Still no Xellos though.

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 18, 2008, 02:28:38 AM
The 3rd episode was fun. The inspector using Lina to nab to actual criminal was interesting. I suppose he did the same thing earlier with the destruction of the tanks as well.

One Piece 362 was fun. The fight between Zoro and the samurai was pretty good. Like the way they did though showing us the end of the fight technically back on 361 making it seem like Zoro was losing.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 18, 2008, 07:46:21 AM
One Piece 362 was fun. The fight between Zoro and the samurai was pretty good. Like the way they did though showing us the end of the fight technically back on 361 making it seem like Zoro was losing.
Yep same thing they did in the Manga. Which confused alot of people when it came out lol.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 18, 2008, 06:51:38 PM
And so Macross FRONTIER is finally getting into the thick of the story with episode 15. We meet the head of SMS and get introduced to an apparent conspiracy thats been going since episode 1. Episode 15 is half recap, mostly told from the conspirators perspective and we stil ldon't know who they are dammit!

An episode that leaves us with more questions and few answers... still it was good...

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 19, 2008, 01:36:26 AM
Will be interesting to see what the conspirators are after exactly and who/what they are.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 19, 2008, 05:16:50 PM
Well besides Grace voice we heard 3 others... and I suddenly remembered that the 3 heroes of Space War I vanished with the Megarod but I think if Kawamori made Misa, Hikaru and Minmei the villains that the diehard Macross fans would revolt...

James

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Post by: Eivion on July 19, 2008, 09:29:43 PM
Avatar finally ended tonight and it was glorious for the most part. Only disappointments I had was hat they didn't answer Zuko's question to Ozai and we didn't see what happened to Azula at the end.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 21, 2008, 01:34:59 AM
so... I finally finished watching Season one of Code Geass. On episode 5 of SEason 2, so far. Hopefully I'll catch up monday to episode 15 which was just released.
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Post by: Eivion on July 22, 2008, 11:55:31 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-22/live-action-cowboy-bebop-film-in-development-at-fox
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 23, 2008, 07:11:09 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-22/live-action-cowboy-bebop-film-in-development-at-fox

If it ain't got Yoko Kanno doing music then its not Cowboy Bebop

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 23, 2008, 09:26:34 AM
PFt that news sucks. This, this is awesome
"The third season anime adaptation is mentioned on the cover of the Black Lagoon light novel. The Black Lagoon light novel will officially be published on July 18th, 2008 under the shounen(boy's) light novel label Gagaga Bunko."
from: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/moonphase/20080712#p1
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Post by: Eivion on July 24, 2008, 08:47:02 AM
Read about the Black Lagoon news a few days earlier. Should be good.

92 of D.Gray-man was fun. We are entering a period of clam now after the fight with the Noahs. Should be interesting to see what things are revealed in the next few episodes and where they go.

Some nice plots developments in Soul Eater. Interesting to see them are potentially starting something big in the next few episodes. Figured Stein already knew about Medusa. Was wondering why he hadn't acted yet. Sad to see the zombie teacher go as I was a fan of his past tense speech.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-24/lucy-liu-mark-hamill-join-afro-samurai-resurrection
Didn't even know there was going to be a sequel. Nice to see Mark Hamill involved as he is great as a voice actor if only for the Joker.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 25, 2008, 09:31:31 AM
I loved Black Lagoon, so a third season is awesome.

One Piece is finally hitting the fight against Oz.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 25, 2008, 11:02:31 AM
Slow week as none of my usual shows (Macross Frontier, Birdy The Mighty and Slayers Revolution) have posted. Hell there hasn't been any new subbed MAJOR in 2 weeks. This being said I have Hero Tales a try and... gos the naimation quality is just horrible. Otherwise a fun show but I expect more from BONES than this animation wise.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 26, 2008, 07:28:15 PM
Finally thing are getting released (though no new Blade Of The Immortal or Birdy The Mighty DECODE yet).

Macross FRONTIER - Great Grace and Leon Mishima conspire and turn Ranka into the new Lynn Minmei by developing the Ranka Attack. But what about ppor Elmo? Does anyone care about poor Elmo? Great they turned "Aimo" int oa military march. This will not end well.

Slayers REVOLUTION - Its the Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun Show with your host Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun! This might be one of the most hare brained schemes Lina has ever come up with and that is a saying something. At least Xellos returns next episode. Looks like this is only going to be 26 episodes after all and not the rumored 52.

World Destruction - This si not what I was expecting for a eries with a name like World Destruction. I mean I was expecting some annoyingly gothy/Emo CLAMP kind of thing and instead I get Toppi, the world's most dangerous Teddy Bear? Well of course I love it! That and that opening song is addictive as hell! This looks to be a low-end Production I.G. series (like Library Wars) but so far I like it...
 
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Post by: Eivion on July 27, 2008, 02:21:23 AM
The fake magic tank was just beautiful, particularly how Line lost whatever cool she had and went for a kill spell.Pretty sure the series is going like 50. 26 and 24 for the seasons was what I thought I remember hearing/reading somewhere.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 27, 2008, 06:54:38 AM
The fake magic tank was just beautiful, particularly how Line lost whatever cool she had and went for a kill spell.Pretty sure the series is going like 50. 26 and 24 for the seasons was what I thought I remember hearing/reading somewhere.

I remember reading 52 episodes on ANN back around April but since there are 26 letters in the Alphabet it seems like it will stick withthe classic Slayers running episode count unless episode 27 starts over at 'A' again.

James
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Post by: Eivion on July 27, 2008, 07:00:24 AM
Oh I figure they will cut that out when the second season/half beings (they did with Next & Try). Besides I do remember when it when it was mentioned that Enoki was already looking for a company to dub the series that it was said to finish up in spring of next year.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 31, 2008, 09:38:57 PM
Slayers REVOLUTION 5 - Geez they are throwing the entire Slayers canon, save for Naga, into this series. In one episode they reference Phibrizzio and Rezo and we also get Xellos doing what he does best, keeping everyone in he dark about his true intentions. Of course there is another Rezo clone running around since the first series so that might be the explanation of why the magic seal wasn't broken. If not that means Rezo isn't really dead which means we get another fight with Shabranigdo!

I'm also all caught up on Real Drive. Its slowly becoming the anti-Shirow Shirow show as it has the usual techno-jargon but is making a much more focused episodic tale with emphasis on Minamo. I really am looking forward ot the rest of the series.

James

 
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Post by: Eivion on August 01, 2008, 01:33:12 AM
I would be so happy to see Lina and gang vs. Shabranigdo round 2. All the references though were nice to hear and interesting. Will especially be fun to see how Pokota reacts when he finally learns they did fight Rezo before. Really wish they would mention or show more to the five wisemen deal Rezo was a part of. Thus far They have only mentioned him.I would be a little surprised if Rezo had another clone running around. On the other hand I have trouble imagining Rezo being alive still somehow.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 01, 2008, 05:57:06 AM
UltraViolet 44 == Awesome
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 02, 2008, 02:46:10 AM
Macross FRONTIER 17 - Oh Shoji Kawamori, you self-referencing devil. Right down to the pineapple cake huh? And... we get our second Firebomber song of the series. I'm not spoiling anything here. Find out for yourself what happens.


Also Blade Of The Immortal 2 - They are being very careful with the pacing of this series. Episode 2 basically sets up the entire series as far as the main thrust of the story goes. Dear lord I pray this sticks as close to the manga as possible.

Now i'm being VERY patient waiting for DECODE 3 and 4 but still nothing. It made me check out D. Grayman. 7 episodes in and so far... standard Shonnen show but it is engaging. I just hope it doesn't start strong and then become dull and repetitive like BLEACH did.

James   
James
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Post by: Eivion on August 03, 2008, 01:33:04 AM
Sorry to say that the second season does get pretty dull. It picked up a lot when it hit the third earlier this year.

Liking the Firebomber references in Macross Frontier. Glad they didn't kill Ozma off (yet) as they sure did well in trying to make you think they would this latest episode.
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Post by: Mizztrezz on August 03, 2008, 05:00:36 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-22/live-action-cowboy-bebop-film-in-development-at-fox
Uh, no.  The DVDs are good enough.

Lately I've been watching this thing called Ryoko's Case File, it's basically a mix of The X-Files and Murder She Wrote.  Sounds a bit boring, but it's really good.  I'm up to Ep 3, and I'm really into it already. The details:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9087 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9087)

It's only 13 eps, so that sucks, but I like what I see so far.  Ryoko's basically a really smart and beautiful detective who finds herself in lots of nutty paranormal cases, along with her partner/manservant Junichirō Izumida.  She also has a rival who's also a cop and was a friend from her University days.  It's kinda bland compared to the countless monster/mecha/mahou shojo stuff I've been seeing for the past several years, but I needed a break from all that. 
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Post by: Eivion on August 03, 2008, 05:23:10 PM
Been watching it as well. Don't dislike it, but like you said its a bit bland for my usual tastes.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 07, 2008, 01:28:09 PM
FINALLY! New Birdy The Mighty DECODE!

Episode 3 wraps the loose end of the initial Geega/Bacillus story but already there is a casualty in the main cast. Geez, does Masami Yuuki need to go see Yoshiyuki Tomino's therapist or something?

Real Drive 13 was a nice character study on main character Haru, trying to fill in the gaps to his backstory. This show isn't as heavy on political intrigue and violence like your average Shirow series (though there is political intrigue aplenty). In fact besides the initial 2 episodes the show has been light on actual action. I do appreciate that the female character designs aren't afraid to show real body types for both men and women. These people actually have thighs that can support a realisitic body frame!

I also caught the new Keitai Sosokan 7 but given I'm relly the only Toku fan here I won't go into that too much...

Hopefully new Slayers & Macross tomorrow. 
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Post by: Eivion on August 07, 2008, 03:03:30 PM
What is Keitai Sosokan?
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Post by: Mizztrezz on August 07, 2008, 07:56:45 PM
What is Keitai Sosokan?

Cellphone Investigation 7, it's a live action sci-fi show with a talking cellphone.  Heard a lot about it but haven't really sat down with it yet.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 07, 2008, 08:02:50 PM
Not just a talking cellphone, but a team of robotic cellhpones!

It is not nearly as goofy as it sounds.

Hell its waaaaay better than Kamen Rider KIVA

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 09, 2008, 08:15:43 AM
Slayers REVOLUTION 6 -Welcome to our first official filler episode of Slayers REVOLUTION. 6 episodes in and we're already onto a filler? GEEZ! I'm also annoyed that neither the opening nor the eyecatches feature Luna. Is it too much to ask for the customary Luna Inverse appearance? At least we got t osee Phil this episode... though we may have seen too much of Phil...

Macross FRONTIER 18 - Another new opening. Hey did you know women love to shop? Thank you Macross for imparting this knowledge on me. Seriously though, a very good episode.We are heading towards he goal now and I really, REALLY hate he Military march version of 'Aimo'. On the other hand, I'm intrigued to hear Sheryl's version that was teased during the eyecatch. The war with the Vajra is getting worse and if the powers that be on Frontier think that a long distance fold means no more Vajra atacks then they obviously don't know they are beign set-up be Leon and Grace. Man... I really hate Grace, she is a word that rhymes with bunt. I was thinking that when the series is over that Alto would end up with Sheryl but now I'm not sure because they are doing the whole 'Sheryl will rise from the ashes' style story. Maybe its a swrve, maybe Ranka and Sheryl end up together...

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 10, 2008, 02:02:30 AM
Not sure about who will Alto end up with, but I certainly echo the immense hate for Grace. I need her to die in a most painful manner. Last opening seemed to be for that episode in particularly. I expected us to end with something different for this latest one. Probably the real regular opening for the rest of the series.

You know I didn't notice the lack of Luna flash by for this latest Slayers until you mentioned it.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 10, 2008, 07:30:19 AM
Another thing about FRONTIER, but this might just be me...

When it comes to the songs, I tend to prefer Sheryl's over Ranka's. So far I've only liked 'Aimo' and Ranka's version of 'What About My Star?'. Compare with Sheryl with 'Diamond Crevasse', 'What About My Star?', 'Welcome To My Fanclub's Night' and 'Iteza Gogo Kuji Don't be late' (and the new closing song) and on the music front Sheryl is winning. However... Ranka has the Carrot's Love You song in her favor...

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 10, 2008, 08:04:22 AM
I think its partially the songs they go for with each. I really haven't learned the song names yet actually though I do tend to prefer Sheryl as well. Still like Ranka well enough.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 10, 2008, 08:16:48 AM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE episode 4 takes off of earth and to Birdy's home planet. We get some background on Birdy's past (Birdy The Berserker Killer? Sounds like Verne Gagne gave her that name) and soem really fun characters get introdudced (Birdy's superior's reaction to Senkawa appearing during the trial was great). This show is just so much fun.

And hey... someone decided to sub Brave Police J-Decker! My second favorite Brave Robot show (go ahead and guess what my favorite one is...)

I'm downloading that right now and hopefully Blade of The Immortal 3 will drop sometime today as well

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 11, 2008, 01:59:20 AM
Code Geass R2 is starting to get Gundamy with the amount of major deaths this season. None of them I particularly wanted dead with one or two them being people I was actually fond of.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 11, 2008, 10:26:08 AM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE 5 was another fun romp, still on Birdy's home planet but this time as part of a terrorist investigation. This was like an episode of POLICE WOMAN with Birdy going... UNDERCOVER! As what? Well I'm sure if you ever watched Police Woman you can figure it out.

Next week Senkawa goes to a pool party. You know that's ending bad...

James
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Post by: Coffee on August 12, 2008, 05:31:23 AM
Bitter Virgin (http://www.onemanga.com/Bitter_Virgin/1/)



wicked title
 *bwah
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Post by: Eivion on August 12, 2008, 09:31:50 AM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE 5 was another fun romp, still on Birdy's home planet but this time as part of a terrorist investigation. This was like an episode of POLICE WOMAN with Birdy going... UNDERCOVER! As what? Well I'm sure if you ever watched Police Woman you can figure it out.

Next week Senkawa goes to a pool party. You know that's ending bad...

James
Whats POLICE WOMAN?

I like Birdy the Mighty Decode thus far. Was the original show this fun?
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Post by: Eivion on August 13, 2008, 01:42:41 AM
D.Gray-man 96 caught me off guard at the end with the Akuma invasion. I forgot about Lulu-Bell and her transformation powers. Looks like some of the faces at headquarters will die, and I'm guessing they already wiped out a branch considering how Lulu-Bell sneaked in.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 13, 2008, 08:09:05 AM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE 5 was another fun romp, still on Birdy's home planet but this time as part of a terrorist investigation. This was like an episode of POLICE WOMAN with Birdy going... UNDERCOVER! As what? Well I'm sure if you ever watched Police Woman you can figure it out.

Next week Senkawa goes to a pool party. You know that's ending bad...

James
Whats POLICE WOMAN?

I like Birdy the Mighty Decode thus far. Was the original show this fun?

Police Woman was a US TV show from the late 60's/early 70's starring Angie Dickinson. Once every 4 episodes Police Woman would go undercover to bust a prostitution ring.

As for the original Birdy The Mighty... it was fun but had a more of a family dynamic as Senakawa's family were at home and thought thei son was going crazy/becoming a pervert. I also seem to remember a younder sister as well (its been a loooong time since I watched it). The original manga only had 2 volumes before Yuuki went to doing "JaJa Groom Up!" (a horse racing manga). DECODE is way more developed as far as background for Birdy adn relies more on action and less on slapstick. My favorite part in DECODE so far was inepisode 4 when Birdy's superior (the bug guy, I forget his name) smacked himself on the head during the trial after Senkawa came out.

Episode 6 actually got released subbed yesterday but I haven't watched it yet.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 13, 2008, 06:51:13 PM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE 6 - Great,, parakeets are bringers of ill fortune... who knew?

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 14, 2008, 07:03:15 AM
One Piece... YAY Odz destroy! Odz Smash!
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Post by: Coffee on August 14, 2008, 12:01:59 PM
One Piece... YAY Odz destroy! Odz Smash!

 *haha
i think i need to watch it again
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 14, 2008, 06:13:39 PM
Kap.
Oz is a giant... giant monster, ie giant, akin to me to what Hulk is (only huge), with Luffy's personality running wild in him. He doesn't go and say that stuff 'hulk smash, ect', but he does it and it's fun to watch lol.


Eivion Maid Guy 10 Subbed... finall-fckin-ly!
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 16, 2008, 06:02:16 AM
One Piece Movie 9 finally subbed...
although the quality sucks...
I couldn't help but watch it now instead of waiting on Instantz :D
Btw Movie 9 is the retelling of Drum Island arc, with Robin and Franky.

The animation is a bit less in quality than normal...
But who cares. It's one piece! Also... Movie 10, Oda himself is working on it, and it's original, no retelling... So can't wait!
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 16, 2008, 07:05:45 AM
I think a lot of shows are pre-empted this week because of the Olympics. Usually Slayers and Macross are already out by now. A long long wait...

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 16, 2008, 08:04:42 AM
Huh? The raws  for both came out at the normal times.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 16, 2008, 08:25:57 AM
Huh? The raws  for both came out at the normal times.

Well never mind then... I usually don't pay attention to the raws... Guess the fansubbers are too budy watching the Olympics to fansub then ;)

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 16, 2008, 09:05:31 PM
Still don't know why Macross Frontier hasn't been subbed yet, but Funimation acquired the right to police off fansubs of Reborn, Nabari, and Slayers so those are going to be hard find right now. SS-Eclipse unfortunately received a cease and desist order from Funaimation on Slayers Revolution so thats not being subbed at all right now.

Sort of pissed right now.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 16, 2008, 09:15:56 PM
Still don't know why Macross Frontier hasn't been subbed yet, but Funimation acquired the right to police off fansubs of Reborn, Nabari, and Slayers so those are going to be hard find right now. SS-Eclipse unfortunately received a cease and desist order from Funaimation on Slayers Revolution so thats not being subbed at all right now.

Sort of pissed right now.

On the one hand that sucks, on the other I respect them protecting their potential property (I'm guessing that means they are the leading candidate for localization of REVOLUTION). Sadly, digi subbing and P2p sharingchanged the rules of the US fanbase. It used to be one could fansub but once a street date was announced for a title then it got pulled. It was kind of the unwritten law/code between fans and the industry. These days if a company is in the bidding POTENTIAL bidding for a series then everything gets pulled right away.

Sometimes I miss struggling just to 3rd gen RAWs on VHS.
Ah the old days...

James   
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Post by: Eivion on August 16, 2008, 09:25:29 PM
None of them are their property yet. Honestly until its theirs I dislike them trying to take them down. On the other hand they gained the right through the Japanese companies so nothing to do there. I sort of understand, but it pisses me off none the less when these animes won't make over here for another year or two (especially if they go to Funimation). Never liked how they take down the most recent stuff in particular.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 17, 2008, 01:40:43 AM
Macross FRONTIER 19 - Solid yet predictable. I mean c'mon we all knew what Ai-kun was from the moment they introduced him right? And WTF? Did they spend the animation budget on the first half of the episode because the quality was waaaaaaay lower in the second half. Like this was the worst the animation quality has ever been...

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 17, 2008, 06:41:38 AM
About Slayers. Truth be known, there are other subgroups... tho the quality is big difference.
ep 5 at : http://iy4ever.net/
also ep4 so far with: animereactor.ru, if you can  understand it lol.
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Post by: Eivion on August 17, 2008, 08:14:53 AM
Good to see that there are other sub groups though the whole being behind and weak sub thing aren't terribly inspiring.
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Post by: Eivion on August 18, 2008, 02:09:18 AM
Macross FRONTIER 19 - Solid yet predictable. I mean c'mon we all knew what Ai-kun was from the moment they introduced him right? And WTF? Did they spend the animation budget on the first half of the episode because the quality was waaaaaaay lower in the second half. Like this was the worst the animation quality has ever been...

James
Honestly the thought of what Ai was never crossed my mind.

Maid Guy 10 was messed up fun.

Code Geass R2 was interesting after all the shit that happened the last episode. Weird to see everything about Lelouch revealed so easily to the Black Knights. Really don't like that other Prince, but he is a smart one.
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Post by: Eivion on August 18, 2008, 10:37:23 PM
Seems Yuuri-san subs got the letter from Funimation as well and are dropping KHR and Nabari. Oddly enough they didn't get shit on D.Gray-man despite that being the anime Funimation actually has licensed.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 19, 2008, 02:47:40 AM
Nabari's done by Rumi, which is the ones I've watched since the first few episodes lol.

One Piece movie 9 was subbed by Nakama-Fansubs. Their subbing isn't that bad. And the movie, well it's a lot better tan the Drum Island arc was. But maybe that's because Frankie and Robin are in it, instead of Vivi and the Duck Caroue. I much perfer Gear Second during the fight then the whole 'it's a beam. beam!' that Luffy did in the series.
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Post by: Eivion on August 19, 2008, 07:37:33 AM
I was watching yuuri-san I think. They were the ones getting it out the fastest. They did mention that Rumi seems to have either not gotten a letter or just don't give a damn though so there isn't too much worry abut Nabari being finished up.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 20, 2008, 08:26:58 AM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE - Episode 7 was a good pseudo-creepy episode. Things we learned in this episode include:

1. Shylaman is an eveil prick (well we already knew that)
2. Nakasugi/Riunka's powers might be related to predicting the future
3. Senkawa's sister is a gigantic drunk

In other Birsy news: It has been renewed for a second season... YES!

Blade Of The Immortal - Episode 3 was good as we get Manji's first fight against the Itto-ryu

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 20, 2008, 09:27:07 AM
I forgot to mention the Birdy Second Season. Slayers Revolution 7 is up as well. Fun episode.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 23, 2008, 08:05:57 AM
Macross FRONTIER 20 - HOLY SH@% !

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 24, 2008, 01:33:42 AM
Sad moment at the end. Based on the few comments I knew it had to be him to go.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 24, 2008, 09:17:45 AM
yeah.. .episode 20 was just so great. Between finding out that they used Macross Plus tech for Brera's Valkyrie and the Cowboy Bebop reference, long with everything else that happens in this episode, I think might just be the best episode since 6&7.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 24, 2008, 05:30:28 PM
Tetsuwan Birdy Epsidoe 8 - What I tought would be a generic 'High School Vacation' turned into a total plot necessity. Wow... the Riunka is friggin' scary...

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 25, 2008, 12:55:35 AM
Not surprised to find plot happening since they only have 13 episodes. What the hell did she do exactly to those areas?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 25, 2008, 08:07:41 AM
Sad moment at the end. Based on the few comments I knew it had to be him to go.
I'ma guess he's only the first of many. But  we'll see.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 25, 2008, 11:53:32 AM
Sad moment at the end. Based on the few comments I knew it had to be him to go.
I'ma guess he's only the first of many. But  we'll see.

Well this is Macross, traditionally only one major character dies. I mean jeez, it's not like tomino iswriting this ;)

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 25, 2008, 12:10:35 PM
I barely remember Macross before Frontier, lol. I saw like one season of it and can't even recall what series.

I'm the same way with Gundam. Before the current Gundam 00, I watched some of Seed, and some of one of the series before that on cartoon network. They never really appealed until the current ones.

Then again... I'll just stop what im watching and toss on the first episode of One Piece and decide to watch it from the start to current again (started last weekend again, up to episode 125 just near the end of the Crocodile fight).

Speaking of which... the current story going on OP in the manga better the fck get animated soon. IT IS BRUTAL! So f*ckin awesome to read, it'll be hella fun to watch. So many incredible Devil Fruit abilities. Some amazing new characters. And even revelations about the Grand Line, Doctor Vegapunk (guy that has been researching Devil Fruit and apparently has the knowledge thousands of years beyond what normal humans do)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 25, 2008, 02:20:22 PM
See I'm the opposite when it comes to Gundam. If it isn't UC timeline then I tend not to care (though I really did enjoy GUNDAM 00 and am looking forward to season 2 and the mystery of who will replace Lockon).

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 25, 2008, 02:55:21 PM
I'm similar to J.H. I probably care a bit more about the non-UC Gundams, but not much more aside from Gundam 00.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 25, 2008, 07:46:50 PM
Apparently the Blu-ray of Macross Zero has retcon digitally inserted to include Sheryl's earrings.

I wonder if they are going to reveal she is actually Mao Nome's daughter or possibly clone...

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 26, 2008, 07:19:01 PM
Found this interesting.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-24/madhouse-to-create-4-anime-with-marvel-comic-heroes
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-25/iron-man-wolverine-in-marvel-madhouse-1st-tv-anime
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-26/marvel-madhouse-iron-man-anime-image-posted-online/2

Stared a few series to pass the time.

One was El Cazador de la Bruja. Only watched the first episode. Not much to tell on it yet. Nothing is grabbing me terribly, but I'm not turned off either.

Another was Code-E. Watched the first two episodes thus far. Really dislike the science geek obsessed with the main character.

Considering watching Library War. Any opinions on it?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 27, 2008, 04:03:05 AM
Library War is solid. Its Production IG so you know it is at the least very good. The concept of an armed force protecting libraries from censorship is both intriguing and funny.

The main character is to books what Noa Izumi is to Labors...

James
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Post by: Coffee on August 27, 2008, 06:16:36 AM
this is one of the first animated series i've ever watched
http://www2.warnerbros.com/warnervideo/classiccartoons/thundercats.html

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Post by: Eivion on August 27, 2008, 06:18:13 AM
Library War is solid. Its Production IG so you know it is at the least very good. The concept of an armed force protecting libraries from censorship is both intriguing and funny.

The main character is to books what Noa Izumi is to Labors...

James
You reminded me of another series I need to watch one of these day. Thus far I have only managed to catch the first two movies.
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Post by: Coffee on August 27, 2008, 06:25:04 AM
(http://www.quizilla.com/user_images/M/MI/MIA/miakayuuki1995/1179976782_FY_Group23.jpg)
fushigi yuugi
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on August 27, 2008, 06:04:54 PM
(http://www.quizilla.com/user_images/M/MI/MIA/miakayuuki1995/1179976782_FY_Group23.jpg)
fushigi yuugi

*gah

That show used to appear on the International Channel, and it was very good. I need to catch up with it as I haven't seen it in a while
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Post by: Coffee on August 27, 2008, 10:49:50 PM
i fell in love with fushigi yuugi that one time i even called my self "the bride of Tamahome"
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Post by: Mizztrezz on August 27, 2008, 10:53:51 PM
Well, recent stuff aside, after promising myself for EONS (well, it felt like EONS), I finally got the whole series set of Cowboy Bebop.  I got the cheap ass "remix" set, and I feel awesome.   Old School Night finally convinced me, since I haven't seen the show in a couple years. That reminds me, Adult Swim is really odd with its anime choices lately (or lack thereof), with all due respect to the Code Geass fans, that show is too damn complicated, haha.  I guess I started to shy away after Paranoia Agent, which I'll hope to get on DVD as well.  
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 28, 2008, 05:55:23 AM
I'm watching Sumomomo_Momomo lately, lol funny series.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 28, 2008, 05:59:38 AM
Adult Swim chooses really odd things these days. I mean I love "Seirei No Moribito" but I don't think it really warrants a late night slot. I'm not going to go into my thoughts on Code Geass again...

Heck I remember when all Adult Swim ran was Gundam Wing, Bebop and Outlaw Star.

Ok, something fun for all the One Piece fans. Chances are you've probably seen this already but... you can enjoy it again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0wty5hQvQ8&feature=related

That right there is Hiroshi Kitadani, Maasaki Endou and the man himself Hironobu Kageyama performing "WE ARE!" The first OP to One Piece. Enjoy!

James



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Post by: Eivion on August 30, 2008, 01:33:31 AM
I'm enjoying the fight between the Strawhat crew and Oz, but WTF is up with another Shichibukai popping up already.

Slayers Revolution 8 is up and was pretty fun. I loved the bonding between Wiser and Xellos as both realize the other is keeping shit from them.
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Post by: bigcat on August 30, 2008, 08:34:29 AM
Gunslinger Girl
new stuff and the old stuff again.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 30, 2008, 09:22:07 AM
Yeah the fight with Oz is getting good.  But the manga... oh god. Zoro just VANISHED! And the fights going on, are not winnable, even Luffy admits this. ... SCrew the the CP9! lol
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Post by: Code Green on August 30, 2008, 10:16:21 AM
So, all you geniuses, where does one begin with anime?  Awhile back, I watched a storyline on FULL METAL ALCHEMIST that I really enjoyed.  But outside of that, my exposure has been pretty limited. 

What would you guys suggest, hopefully that's netflix-able?

Thanks!
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Post by: Eivion on August 30, 2008, 10:28:39 AM
What are you generally looking/hoping for? If your open to anything there isn't really much of a bad place to start.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 30, 2008, 10:50:23 AM
Netflix?...
not familiar with if they have subbed anime?
Cuz... stay away from dub... seriously lol. Okay well a few are good dubs, I mean Ronin Warriors wasn't bad, and same goes for Street Fighter II: Victory anime.
But as for subs... well check this thread... I think me and Eivion's listed every anime out there in past few years! lol... then other poeple joined in :D Glad did this thread long ago
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Post by: Eivion on August 30, 2008, 11:19:01 AM
Yeah the amount of anime we have watched between us is semi-ridiculous, and its only gotten worse since you got me watching fansubs regularly.

Honestly dubs aren't so bad. There are a lot of bad or mediocre ones out there, but there are still a decent amount of solid dubs.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 30, 2008, 11:45:17 AM
Macross FRONTIER 21 - Don't piss off Klan Klein. This episode took a turn I didn't see coming wit hwhat happensto Ranka. Now Ozma and Cathy are fugitives and Grace and Leon REALLY need to just die!

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 31, 2008, 02:21:25 AM
I'm still wondering what the hell it is Grace wants exactly. Ranka's departure at the end was certainly interesting. Makes me wonder where everything is going. Can't wait for Grace and Leon to bite it though.

Birdy 9 is up and a decent amount of stuff happened. Definitely seems like Shyamalan's strings are being pulled. Still he is another I'm waiting to see get his comeuppance.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 31, 2008, 08:41:11 AM
I really liked DECODE 9. I think Shylaman is getting jerked around by more than one side as both the Altarian (have we even gotten her name yet?) and Gomez seem to be working different angles. I really like Nakasugi, she's a good kid who I'm afraid the worst will happen to. It will be interesting to see if Hayamiya develops feelings of jealousy or if she just views Senkawa as a friend.

I loved the "Arita Shion?", "Ah! The Bathroom Lady!" gag.

James
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Post by: Eivion on August 31, 2008, 08:54:02 AM
Well I'm not sure, but it seems Gomez may have actually been talking to the Altarian whoever she is (no, we haven't gotten a name yet). I want to know who/what Gomez is as he obviously isn't human and put Birdy down kind of easily. Don't think Hayamiya development feelings of jealousy in this. They have been pushing her and one of the other guys more in that hate that leads to love relationship.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 31, 2008, 09:57:34 AM
... hahaha Tatics 15. Strawhats Crew Docking! I wondered how that would look on the anime after reading it in the manga... lol.  Oda does not disappoint.
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Post by: Coffee on August 31, 2008, 10:27:57 PM
(http://galanime.com/pixposter/1210676023-Grappler_Baki_II_-_01_-_StartMiyuki.jpg)

anybody here a fan of grappler baki?
i'm already in the middle of watching the DVD set i just bought

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C3CK7o_pgA
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 01, 2008, 01:43:32 AM
Grappelr Baki's great. Watched both seasons. Awaiting a third.
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Post by: Coffee on September 01, 2008, 05:58:46 AM
baki is an addicting series to watch
and while watching it, i can help but blurt out the moves like "axe kick", "german release suplex", "jujigatame" and other finishers i am familiar with
but the axe kick is almost a staple
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Post by: Eivion on September 01, 2008, 04:31:21 PM
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-315550/09-01-2008-Fall-2008-Anime-Preview.html

Basically talking about whats coming out in the next few months tv, ova, and movie wise along with still mentioning stuff set to happen, but with no date (probably next year for the majority of it). So whats everybody interested in here aside from the obvious in Gundam 00 season 2?

There are few thigns in there I know I will watch and maybe for a few others. Already watching X'amd and the Negima ova.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 01, 2008, 05:59:54 PM
Fall Preview i'm lookin towards:
Xam-du
Michiko to Hatchin
Hokuto no Ken
Chaos Head
Tales of the Abyss
Gundam 00 S2 (not so sure i like it being four years later)
Kurogane no Linebarrel
Rosario + Vampire: Capu 2
Toradora
Vampire Knight 2: Guilty
Quiz Magic Academy
Kurozuka
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
Seto No Hanayome
Ga-Rei Zero
Macedmi Wasshol!
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann: Guren-hen: Movie
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha - The Movie
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 01, 2008, 06:24:55 PM
add to that the new Hokuto No Ken movie to go along with the new TV series. Also new Space Adventure Cobra OVA and TV, which I am thoroughly delighted about as I adore both Buichi Terasawa's manga and Osamu Dezaki's movie. Thank god Dezaki is also working on both projects. I'm not sure if First Squad is set for this fall or not but damn does it look impressive.

As to Gundam )) S2... Well it kinda makes sense. Celestial being had to go underground and rebuild again after essentially losing at the end of season 1.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 01, 2008, 07:17:35 PM
Ah yeah the Kokuto no Ken movie.

Also the rest of Mai Otome's season that premiered earlier this year but only had one ep so far, at least subbed that I found.

I suposed Gundam 00 2's four year jump does make sense then. I just hope that means out of nowhere Celestial and the gundam pilots come forward to stop a war or something like that. Of course, four years later, we can figure who the fourth pilot is going to be now. Plenty of time having been trained and prepared.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 01, 2008, 08:37:09 PM
Is Hayate No Gotoku 2 supposed to be this fall or next spring?

Either way, I'm really looking forward to that.

James
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Post by: Eivion on September 01, 2008, 08:53:33 PM
Is Hayate No Gotoku 2 supposed to be this fall or next spring?

Either way, I'm really looking forward to that.

James
Since there have been no previews and it wasn't mentioned there aside from the miscellaneous stuff theres no current date on I would guess next spring.

Quote
Fall Preview i'm lookin towards:
Xam-du
Up to 7 episodes are already on Crunchyroll. Check it out. Decent so far.

Definitely seeing:
Gundam 00
Ga-Rei -Zero
Vampire Knight Guilty (Finishing what I started, I wasn't a huge fan of the first half)
Chaos;HEAd
Kurogane no Linebarrel
Mouryou no Hako

Maybes:
Yozakura Quartet
Tales of the Abyss  (How is the game?)
Kurozuka
Tytania
Casshern Sins
Shikabane-hime Aka
Alive - Last Evolutionary Boy
Switch!
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 02, 2008, 02:11:40 AM
I'm just happy that we got new mecha style anime's, that aren't Gundam or Macross, lol.

Eivion ya left off Rosario :D
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Post by: Eivion on September 02, 2008, 06:54:23 AM
No I Didn't
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 03, 2008, 04:15:55 AM
and I totally forgot that I'm as equally psyched for Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE season 2 as I was for season 1!

as well as Haruhi Season 2, even if they are rebooting the whole franchise.

James
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Post by: Eivion on September 03, 2008, 06:33:34 AM
I'm looking forward to both as well, but what do you mean about rebooting Haruhi?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 03, 2008, 07:25:30 AM
The director said a few months back that it was to difficult to animate the next novels so instead of trying to do that they have opted tp reboot the franchise for anime which is... well I'm not crazy about the idea.

James
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Post by: Eivion on September 03, 2008, 08:26:11 AM
Fuck that
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 03, 2008, 09:18:48 AM
One Piece  new ep up by animecrazy, instead of Instantz, heh. Kuma is a powerhouse... I don't like the voice chosen for him though, in the manga he always seemed more silent and to have a gruff voice. Oh well. Buh bye Persona, maybe we'll see you again in the future. At least i hope so if Zoro has any chance. And finally the OZ v Strawhats fight begins... what we have been watching is just a prelude :D
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Post by: Coffee on September 04, 2008, 03:36:19 PM
http://www.megavideo.com/?v=BYGCKRCH
the copy i got is pretty bad
they translated endorphins as "brain coffee"
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 06, 2008, 06:20:57 AM
Somebody shoot me to the future! I must see this animated!
--
(http://img39.onemanga.com/mangas/00000002/000076762/14.jpg)
(http://img39.onemanga.com/mangas/00000002/000076762/18.jpg)
(http://img39.onemanga.com/mangas/00000002/000076762/19.jpg)
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Post by: Eivion on September 06, 2008, 10:19:38 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-09-06/new-slayers-tv-anime-series-officially-confirmed
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 07, 2008, 04:40:44 PM
Macross FRONTIER 22 - Raise your hands if you get shivers thinking about the crew of Quarter as Space Pirates? Hell I could watch a whole series based around that theme! Of course I see where this story point is going... though I still think Leon still has some kind of master plan to counteract the Quarter's defection. Oh and of course I knew that Grace wasn't dead... she's the friggin' villain for God's sake and we still have 3 whole episodes left!

Birdy The Mighty DECODE 10 - and here we go with a falling action leading to final act of this season. Shylaman makes his move, Nakasugi and Tsutomu get a little closer and Birdy gets her marching orders to gather evidence on the identity of the Ryunka. Thee last 3 episodes should be fun...
 
James
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Post by: Eivion on September 12, 2008, 01:35:41 AM
D.Gray-man 100 - Level 4 Akuma. Kind of wonder if we haven't seen any before now because the Earl knew it would be hard to control.

Soul Eater 23 - The fight between Medusa and Stein was great. Seems like the next episode is the head Shinigami vs. the Kishin God. Thats going to be awesome. Really makes me wonder what the rest of this series will be like as I see that ending with Shinigami victory and there are another 27 episodes left.

Started the Yagyu arc in Gintama which looks like it will lead to some good stuff. Its tough waiting for the Rumbel subs when Yuuri/Shinsen are speeding up.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 12, 2008, 05:36:09 PM
New Maid Guy!

I need to catch up with Soul eater and DGrayman again.

Just finished Tower of Druagas Uruk Aeigs. I like that Gonzo provides their own subtitles. That is the proper way to show support for your american fanbase :) Love that series too, hate the ending.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 14, 2008, 11:38:34 PM
Macross FRONTIER 23 - 2 episodes left so this is end game. Big revelations about who Alto is liekly too choose when htis is over as well as Brera finally learning his connection to Ranka (geez what a bonehead). I fully epect Brera to be dead by the end of this, no doubt in a major dogfight with Alto. Klan and Alto seem to be developing a deeper connection (platonic of course) as confidants. Leon is still an asshole and I still want Grace to die a painful, painful death. 

Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE 11 - Hey more last act action. Everything is coming to a head now that everyone knows they are after Shyalaman I expect the last to episodes to be full of action!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 15, 2008, 01:04:57 AM
I finally caught up with Soul Eater. And wow. They finally have great fights! And i dont know about you guys, but... sick... using the guys own skin to hold his body and soul, lol... eww lol. Still next episode we getta see the Reaper fight~!

Also caught up with Yugioh 5DS, odd it's on the 24th episode, and episode 1 just premiered on CW yesterday morning lol. But anyway next episode is the start of the fight with Jack and Yusei. I hope the end result of the battle leads them to another world...

Now to just finish catching up with Code Geass, DGrayMan, Macross, and Birdy... Because new series are starting up finally.
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Post by: Eivion on September 20, 2008, 03:31:47 AM
Finally caught up with what I missed during the days I was w/o internet.

Macross FRONTIER 23 - 2 episodes left so this is end game. Big revelations about who Alto is liekly too choose when htis is over as well as Brera finally learning his connection to Ranka (geez what a bonehead). I fully epect Brera to be dead by the end of this, no doubt in a major dogfight with Alto. Klan and Alto seem to be developing a deeper connection (platonic of course) as confidants. Leon is still an asshole and I still want Grace to die a painful, painful death. 

Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE 11 - Hey more last act action. Everything is coming to a head now that everyone knows they are after Shyalaman I expect the last to episodes to be full of action!

James
I echo your thoughts on Macross. Only way Brera survives is if Ranka pulls a Lalah Sun on us.

I don't know, the previews gave me the impression it wouldn't be too action packed. I expect the last episode will be all action. I'm just wondering how Tsutomu will die again.

One Piece was nice. Looking forward to seeing Nightmare Luffy in action.

Code Geass 23 was ok I suppose. Not terribly into the current stuff happening a the fight between Lelouch and Charles just seemed liked the natural way to end it. Been reading that a lot of this season wasn't even what the really wanted to go for. I'm curious what they originally had planned out.

World Destruction continues to be fun, but no real plot developing yet. It seems like one will start soon. Not really surprised at the lack of one since I'm guessing the anime is more to advertise the game.

Soul Eater 24 was nice for Shinigami vs. Kishin. Would love to see the two fight again at full power as it seems neither were there yet. Medusa living is somewhat surprising/somewhat not. Love the relationship she and Stein have.

The Yagyu arc in Gintama has been pretty fun as its had some good fights. Only a bit sad the focus is only Kyuubei vs. Shinpachi as its rare to see Gin against someone who is on on his own level.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 20, 2008, 06:39:37 AM
As far FROTNIER goes... the most popular theory right now (in both Japan and the US) is that Grace is in fact the remaining AI from the Sharon Apple program. That really would be Kawamori really giving us the biggest Macross Plus connection to date (even bigger than Brera's Valkyrie using the thought control system from Guld's Valkyrie)

James

(Edit: Okay just watched 24 and I was wrong. All I have to say on the whole episode is... SHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT! This better be a swerve)


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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 20, 2008, 10:08:38 AM
I gotta catch up with most of those series again, lol.

But the OP Manga... Luffy... The women warrior tribe... naked captured luffy... women asking the oddest questions~

Margrett: "Ah, before you put your clothes on... Um, can you tell us what on earth is inside that bag between your legs?"
Luffy: "Bag...? What... you don't even know that? You're pretty weird, those are Kintama!"
Margrett: ".... Kintama....? What are those?"
Luffy: "Just what it sounds like - Balls of Gold of course!"
Warriors: "GORGEOUS! BALLS OF PURE GOLD!?"
Margrett: "Say, can you take them out so I could have a look?"
Luffy: "LIKE HELL! ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME!?"
 --- FEw pages later after Luffy gets the paper back from Margrett ---
Luffy: "Yeah alot of stuff happened. Me and my nakama got blasted off through the sky. But we all got one of these so we should be able to find each other again. We're pretty tough after all."
Margrett: "..."
Luffy: "Man, I guess I've got a lot to thank you for, huh? There isn't anything I can do for you is there?"
Margrett: "Well... could I have a look at those Kintama of yours?"
Luffy: "I TOLD YOU, THEY DON'T COME OFF!!!"


HAHA this chapters friggen hilarious. I'm hoping Margrett joins the crew. She's a warrior amazone, has a pet snake that serves as a bow (All the tribe women do)...

Sorry if this spoils it to anyone. It's just a translation of the manga. This is after the current arc, and the next arc in the anime.
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Post by: Eivion on September 20, 2008, 10:34:18 AM
Its a bit of a spoiler, but it doesn't bother me too much. Just don't get too much into it.
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Post by: Eivion on September 20, 2008, 10:09:42 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-09-20/cartoon-network-to-reportedly-end-toonami-tonight

And with the recent pushing of Seirei No Moribito and Code Geass back to like 4 A.M. it seems like the non-kiddish anime of CN are leaving their programming in general.

(Edit: Okay just watched 24 and I was wrong. All I have to say on the whole episode is... SHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT! This better be a swerve)
Fucking hell is that even possible to swerve?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 21, 2008, 10:22:47 AM
I still can't believe what happened in episode 24 actually happened and even worse... I should've realized it was coming. Oh and Grace rrrrrrrrrrrrrealy needs to die horribly for her counterattack song... I mean that was just low!

I'm expecting some bizarre Deus Ex Machina explanation for what happens to Alto

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 22, 2008, 09:55:12 PM
Instantz released 370 and 371 of One Piece. Great episodes, and finally Robin's shadow is taken. Plus the next episode we get to see Nightmare luffy kick some Oz ass! Now in the manga, it was black and white but when they showed him I always pictured him as more of a blacker Luffy, or redder than Gear Second. Instead he's... blue, lol.

Just finished up Sekirei which was a great series. I like the ending, even though it's not a cliffhanger they throw in the 'to be continued'. I know it was 13 episodes, but the 13th episode was cut and a second season has been announced. :)

Also finished Special A. Sucks it's over, really enjoyed the series.

And also just finished watching a series I downloaded the other day called 'Pilot Candidate/Candidate for Goddess' which was pretty good. But sucks that it never had a second season made,.

And finally episode two of Mai-Otome S.ifr is out by StaticSubs, so gotta watch that. Not so keen on it being another ova series, rather it was a long one again. Oh well.

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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 23, 2008, 10:38:48 PM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE 12 - Sweet mother of fuck! The shit has really hit the fan with this episode. Shyalaman gets what was coming to him but now Birdy has to stop the Ryunka... fun!

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 25, 2008, 04:09:53 PM
Macross FRONTIER 25 has aired and the big news... if you loved the TV series then get ready for Macros FRONTIER... THE MOVIE!

No word on whether this will continue the dangling plot threads from the last episode, whether this will be a complete retelling of FRONTIER will all new animation (ala DYRL) or whether this will be taking the entire TV series and telling it in digest form with about 10-15 minutes of new animation (ala Macros PLUS Movie Edition).

I'd bet the odds are higher on options 2 and 3 as opposed to option 1. I thnik doing it ala DYRL would be the best bet as that is the route Kawamori takes with projects usually... pray it is way more DYRL than Escaflownbe: A Girl In Gaia

James
 

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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 25, 2008, 06:59:43 PM
Ever single anime series that has a movie follow it is a retelling, lol. But we'll see.
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Post by: Eivion on September 27, 2008, 01:15:32 AM
So I'm confused with Slayers Revolution right now. Are we pretending Lina and co. haven't fought Zanafar before?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 27, 2008, 05:11:31 PM
Macross FRONTIER 25 (FINALE) - Wowsers! That was soemthing alright but now given just how many hanging plot threads there are I'm convinced the movie will be an homage to the last 10 episodes of the original Macross with 5-10 year leap forward so everything can be wrapped up (I mean who was Grace working with? there were 3 humanoid figures behind her as she was revealing the Vajra Queen, I'm sticking to my Misa/Hikaru/Minmei theory)

James
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Post by: Eivion on September 28, 2008, 02:24:56 AM
I just want to know who the hell Grace is along with the other voices/minds she seemed to hold within her body. Still glad the bitch finally got hers. Damn though did that last episode move fast or what.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 28, 2008, 04:59:04 AM
I need to finish up Macross Frontier, lol. Thankfully got a few days off so time to catch up.

Just finished Tu Love Trouble, which ended pretty well... Never really expected much out of the series after all.

And the latest One Piece episode rocks! Nightmare Luffy for the Win!
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 28, 2008, 10:01:34 AM
Hmm, I have no idea how.. .but I thought Soul Eater was over with episode 25, lol. But nope, still lots to go (51 total, and apparently no break) Good thing too, because I liked the new Deathscythes that were just added in. Mary makes me laugh. 'I'll marry the Toilet'.  -- Loved the fight between Grim Reaper and Asura, very nicely done. I have a feeling there will be deaths coming though. I don't think the fight with madness will be 'happy'.

Disappoiunting, but Zero no Tsukaima is over too now. And it ended with no real ending, so I hope a fourth season is coming, otherwise the four (or five) Void users bringing about the destruction, will be on that episode released with the dvd release.

Oh well, this week, new series start up! And old ones return, hehe. OCtober is here.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 30, 2008, 07:52:22 AM
Birdy The Mighty DECODE 13 - Wow... 2 really good shows end and both have simply great last episodes. Sure Birdy is getting a second season for January but the first season ended on a bittersweet note for Tsutomu (first love can be the most painful). They teased a little bit for Season 2 with the closing conversation with Gomez and also hinted that Hayamiya just might want to get with our man Tsutomu. Man did I enjoy the hel out of this series but now I have to wait for the new year for noew seasons of both this and MAJOR... and lord knows when the FRONTIER movie will actualyl come out.

James
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Post by: Eivion on September 30, 2008, 09:24:56 AM
Out of the seasons/series that just ended Birdy left me the most satisfied. Can't wait for the next season.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 30, 2008, 01:46:41 PM
Out of the seasons/series that just ended Birdy left me the most satisfied. Can't wait for the next season.

Satisfied...

That is the word I was looking for. FRONTIER was great but there were too many questions. Birdy wrapped up everything and everyone, protagonists and antagonists got what they deserved (well... except for Tsutomu). So yeah, satisfying is the best word for Season 1 of DECODE. Now onto another thing I watched...

LUCKY STAR OVA 1 - YES! YES! A thousand times... YES! Long live Konata and the gang! The usual slice of life fun.

What happens when Kagami and Tsukasa join Kuroi-sensei and Konata for an online MMO?
What does Kagami dream about when left alone?
Can you handle the new Live Action LUCKY CHANNEL?

Good fun for all!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 30, 2008, 07:09:04 PM
I just started Birdy finally. And finishing Macross Frontier. Hope to have that done by the time the new series are online this weekend.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on October 04, 2008, 07:47:08 AM
So Slayers Revolution ended (first half anyways) with a lot of questions unanswered. Still don't quite understand if this denies the second half of the original series with Copy Rezo or not.

I happened to have been watching another series called Natsume Yuujinchou which had a nice ending to its first season. Look forward to the next.

World Destruction was interesting. Really hope the game provides much more story than that.

First new series I checked out was Toradora, a comedy about a guy who is misunderstood because of the pissed off look in his face and a girl who is kind of always is pissed off & ready to pounce on you for anything, even if its her own mistake. Fun show though I have admittedly watched this type of character several times before with the girl as the actress for her practically type-casted at this point (Louise, Nagi, Shana, etc).

Also watched Linebarrels of Iron up at crunchyroll last night. Supposedly this is the series that could save or kill Gonzo the way people have been going on. Has some comparing it to Code Geass though I'm unsure why. It does have the voice actor for Leoluch as one of the main characters seemingly (bad guy). Interesting so far. My favorite part was probably the end as it really shut up someone's maniacal laughter.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 05, 2008, 08:15:49 AM
Ooooo new stuff...

TORADORA 1 - Ah the light novel to anime craze continues. I actually liked the first episode a lot even though the series is setting itself up for the standard formula. Still, I'll stick with this for the standard 4 episodes and then re-judge from there.

Casshern SINS - Of all the Tatsunoko hero shows of the 70's Casshern is actually my least favorite. So this is yet ANOTHER re-imagining of Casshern (alongwith the OVA series from the 90's and the awful live action movie). So far... I'm not sure... The animation is nice enough but the story hasn't grabbed me yet (which is, ironically, my problem with the original Casshern)

HYAKKO - The obligatory 'Quirky Slice Of Life Anime' for the new season. I didn't hate it and the first episode had its moments. Once again, the standard 4 episode commitment. I'm already see the creepy otaku leeching on to Suzu as their characer of choice... just a gut feeling...
James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 05, 2008, 07:26:06 PM
Only new one I've watched thus far
Rosario + Vampire Capu2 -- Just like the previous season, entertaining and ecchi lol.

Tordora looks good.

Linebarrels also looks good. I like Gonzo's recent idea of BOSTTV.com/gonzo. I watched STrike Witches and Tower of Druga on there. Great sub quality, and legal. So I hope they will do it with Linebarrels and future anime's. This is how you get people not to download their anime illegally. sure Crunchyroll is doing it too with a partnership of sorts with Gonzo, but their quality sucks I think.

Still gotta catch up on others.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 06, 2008, 01:56:20 AM
Gundam 00!
Three words
What The F*CK! Is anything true from last seasons end?

Damn I'm glad this series is back...
Btw watch after the credits, it's not over lol.
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Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2008, 02:29:43 AM
Never seen the original Casshern so Cassherns Sin was interesting for me and I thought had a fairly decent start. Thus far out of the new stuff its the one that leaves me wanting to know more the most, in a good way I think.

Not anime, but anyone watching Wolverine and the X-men? Its airing in Canada right now I believe so its hitting the net obviously. Decent show thus far. Latest episode with Gambit is easily the best.

Gundam 00 S2 had a nice start introducing all the old crew who are still breathing along with the new people.

Quote
What The F*CK! Is anything true from last seasons end?
Pretty sure only one or two supposedly dead people survived, no one major either. Remember with Lock-On its his twin.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 06, 2008, 02:50:46 AM
Yeah I know, but still... Clone is more like it, lol. Good premier tho.

Same goes for Rosario. I know it's more of a ecchi comedy, but look slike there will be some fun fights. I just wondering if the orange-haired girl has a necklace as well that brings out her innerself.

Yep watching Xmen. Got it all downloaded and uploaded to Megaupload, if anybody wants the links I'll post them.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 06, 2008, 12:21:58 PM
I downloaded DGrayman 103 awhile back, and was waiting for more. I didn't know it was the last episodes.  But damn those Generals are AWESOME! Who would have thunk the final blow would be done by a General and not Allen? Not to mention the final fight wasn't against the Earl either.

Crap! They end it like that??? 'FIN'. That means the end. however I don't think it's over. Either they'll go with a movie or start a second season (if you can call it a season). NEw Uniforms. A Slimmer/taller Earl. Noah's. Advanced Innocence weapons.

I hope it's not over.
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Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2008, 02:26:16 PM
Apparently they were catching up  to the manga. Its likely it will come back in a year or two with a second series.

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Yeah I know, but still... Clone is more like it, lol. Good premier tho.
Uhm there was a look at the past or something when Lock-On was at a grave site that hinted to him having a twin.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 06, 2008, 02:59:57 PM
Okay now I've finally watched it so...

GUNDAM 00 Season 2 - So we've got the Feddies, A-LAWS, the Innovators and Celestial Being in a 4 faction war. Ladies gentlemen welcome to yet another attempt to re-tell Zeta Gundam. First episode gave more questions than answers but I expect plenty gaps to be filled in during the 1st 4 episodes. I need to say that some of the animation here was near theater quality and I hope i diesn't hurt the budget for future episodes. I look forward to the the rumored counter intelligence team of Nena Trinity and Wang Liu Mei. So far I'm intrigued...

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2008, 04:23:45 PM
First thing I thought when I saw the A-Laws was the Titans from Zeta.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 06, 2008, 04:38:53 PM
That and the new A-LAW/Feddie mecha gives off this Panzer World Galient vibe...

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 06, 2008, 07:10:02 PM
I don't care :)

Means lots of Gundam v Gundam battle potential.
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Post by: Eivion on October 08, 2008, 07:24:16 AM
So Tales of Abyss, the first episode was ok, but it didn't do much for me. Hopefully the second makes it a little better for me.

Watched a series called Ga-Rei-Zero last night. The most utterly confused the first episode of a series has ever left me.
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Post by: Mizztrezz on October 11, 2008, 10:16:52 PM
One word...Kuroshitsuji.  Brief synopsis, 12 year old boy loses his parents tragically, gains the family fortune (mansion included) with an inept maid, gardner, and cook, and a butler who can do anything and everything...mainly because he's a demon whom the boy made a pact with.  When unscrupulous types try to take advantage of the boy, said butler goes to town on them, the boy's satisfied, and the other servants strive to be as good around the house as the butler, but usually fail miserably.  It's a mix of comedy and really dark humor and action...and I LOVE IT.  Or maybe I just love the butler..  Can't go wrong either way, so oh well... 


his name's Sebastian, by the way...
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/408/20071102ph9.jpg)

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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 12, 2008, 07:20:31 AM
Toradora Episode 2 - So far so good. Ryuuji and Taiga scheme. Things go wrong. Hilarity ensues

Hyakko Episode 2 -  don't understand why this show is getting bashed online. This a funny show. Original? No. Funny? Yes. This time the newly formed foursome try to pick out a school club.
Fear the power of Torako's Great Tiger Smash!
Watch Suzume go hungry!
Marvel at Ayu's cuteness!
Be stunned at how angry Tatsuki gets for being ignored!

Hyakko is worth your time dammit!

James 
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Post by: Eivion on October 12, 2008, 07:25:12 AM
I'll check it out. I better be laughing by the end though dammit.

EDIT: It was ok, nothing special, though thats just going off the first episode. There getting lost just doesn't compare to Ryoga or Zoro.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 12, 2008, 12:59:38 PM
Well yeah nothing compare to Ryoga Hibiki getting lost... I think the first episode was good but things really start to click in the second episode. Picking my favorite character is pretty hard right now as each if funny and quirky enough on their own.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 13, 2008, 03:58:31 AM
I've yet to catch up on the new series's... shame.

I just finished one I've been watching for awhile. Really great series called Wanderers or Planetes.  About a crew that work in outerspace clearing debris from space to make it safe for travel. First few episodes are pretty dull but it gets better, and the end few episodes are great. Sort of a take on the political and economical nature of the world in reality. There are terrorist that just want to stop the expansion of humanity in space due to the cost and what it's doing to the third world nations of the world. OVerall it's a great story.

Also at work I've been watching Air Gear, which isn't really great, bu tit's something to entertain me for my hour break at lunch.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 13, 2008, 08:51:20 AM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.2 - So jusy how many factions are there? I mean I need a friggin' scorecard at this point. Lockon returns in the form of his twin bro, who may or may not be a spy. Sumeragi has been banging Billy Katagiri for 2 years and Setsuna shows up to draft her back in to Celestial Being (and Billy gets the bomb dropped on him). The 00 Unit goes online and saves the day AND we discover what the defect in the red GN drives is. Wang Liu Mei is trying to further her own agenda by playing factions off of eachother. Marina Ismail gets thrown in jail and to top it all off our boy Halleljuah is locked up by the feddies!

The message this time for CB is to fix the mistakes that were the result of the last time they appeared. Basically this whole operation is a shot for CB's redemption from the mistakes they made last time.

GUNDAM 00 S2 Faction Scorecard
Earth Sphere Federation - Anti-CB, Anti-Catalan, possibly Anti-Innovator
Celestial Being - Anti-ARROW, Anti-Federation, possibly Anti-Catalan, probably Anti-Innovator
Catalan - Probably Anti-Everybody
A-LAWS (aka ARROWS) - Probably Anti-Everybody
Innovator - Probably Anti-Everybody
Wang Liu Mei - Pro-Wang Liu Mei, Pro-Hong Long, Pro-Nena Trinity, Anti-Everybody else

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 13, 2008, 09:10:28 AM
Really like how the season has been going. Its Kataron by the way.

I think the A-LAWS won't go the route of the Titans in terms of being a group thats gone out of the control with the power the Federation gave it.

Both them and the federation are seemingly being manipulated by Innovator.

It seems like Lyle joined CB to either spy on them for Kataron or get them a Gundam. Either way Its odd that he thinks he's going in there w/o them knowing his affiliation as the conversation Setsuna had with him would say he knows he's a member of Kataron.

Well yeah nothing compare to Ryoga Hibiki getting lost... I think the first episode was good but things really start to click in the second episode. Picking my favorite character is pretty hard right now as each if funny and quirky enough on their own.

James
Man, was that second episode such great an improvement, found myself laughing and smiling throughout the whole thing. Loved the constant aim for whatever big sports climax area/arena. And poor Tatsuki and her being ignored along with being "accidentally" mauled by Torako constantly. That first one during baseball was just so damn wrong.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 13, 2008, 05:05:37 PM
I'm also pretty sure that Treire, Ribbons, all the members of Innovator and Nena Trinity are in fact Newtypes, or at least OO universe variants of such. Everything seems to point that way.

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 13, 2008, 10:10:13 PM
I'm also pretty sure that Treire, Ribbons, all the members of Innovator and Nena Trinity are in fact Newtypes, or at least OO universe variants of such. Everything seems to point that way.

James
They seem to be some kind of genetically modified group made by Aeolia to interact with Veda (looking at wiki they seem to suggest potential for them being androids or cyborgs). Also pretty sure Nena and Tieria aren't a part of the group, just modified as well, at least in Tieria's case. Still uncertain of the Trinity's origins in general.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 16, 2008, 06:53:00 PM
TYTANIA Ep. 1 - Do ya miss the politics and capital ship combat of Legend of The Galactic Heroes? Well get ready because here comes TYTANIA, from the same creators of LOGH. First episode was really good from both story and production standpoints. This might be a really good watch.

Yozakura Quartet Eps. 1-2 - I can't get a vibe on this show. I've watched the first 2 episodes but cannot figure out if I like it or not. Basically, town habitated by demons has group of special teens that hunt down renegade demons. I'll give ti 2 more peisodes to really grab me. Oh and the animation is really... I dunno... looks like it was made in 95...

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 16, 2008, 07:30:17 PM
Tytania didn't do anything for me.

I think I'm one of the few who likes Yozakura Quartet, nothing special, but enjoyable. Not seeing/getting the old animation feel at all that your talking about James.

Really dig To Aru Majitsu No Index.

Like Kuroshitsuji though I want some more back story on the leads.

Kannagi is fun though they are slow on giving info on the male lead.

Ga-Rei-Zero sort of pisses me off and leaves me confused to the point where I must continue to just to know what the fuck is going on.

Kurozuka was ok. Thought they moved a bit fast with putting Kuro and Kuromitsu together. The lack of time sense didn't help.

Mouryo no Hako was interesting. First episode felt like it had nothing to do with the premise I find for it. I like it, but don't feel the same love everyone else seems to have for it. Same with Kurozuka, except I'm not sure I even like it yet.

I like Casshern Sins. General mood with the world ending is nice and like the mystery past with Casshern.

Tales of Abyss gets a bit more fun as it goes on.

Shikabane-hime: Aka seems like it will have some decent action and I like the characters well enough.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 18, 2008, 07:21:49 AM
To Aru Majitsu No Index I really am liking. It does appear unique, which is a nice fresh taste.
Rosario+Vampire: Capu2 is going along smoothly. This time around I see a plot, lol.

Haven't caught up on the rest of the new ones  yet.
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Post by: Eivion on October 18, 2008, 07:51:06 AM
Kamen no Maid Guy 12 is up, max.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 18, 2008, 09:29:52 AM
yEP! Finally!... but now it's over :( lol.
AWESOME ep though. I knew Maid Guy was going to be her brother, but didn't expect Fujira to be the Maid lol. Nice ending I guess. Show's that there is more to come and it's not over, despite during the summer when it was chopped from 13 eps to 12.

Also watched first three of Tales of the Abyss, enjoying that.

And Linebarrel... just how a kid that gets control of a mecha, should act. POWER! Justice! Lol even if he destroys everything.

Man... I want another anime like Reideen, as detailed as those mech's were, and the fight scenes...
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 18, 2008, 10:05:17 AM
Man... I want another anime like Reideen, as detailed as those mech's were, and the fight scenes...

I assume you mean the recent Reideen remake and not Yuusha REideen or even worse Chouja Reideen!

Oh the new Hokuto No Ken series is soooo bad... it hurts... Everyone looks like they were drawn by Masami Kurumada, which is fine for Saint Seiya but not so great for Hokuto No Ken. Hopefully the new movie (Hokuto No Ken ZERO: Kenshiro Densetsu) will be as good as the first of the new movies or at least as good as Toki Densetsu...

Off to watch Toradora 3...

James

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Post by: Eivion on October 18, 2008, 10:17:23 AM
yEP! Finally!... but now it's over :( lol.
AWESOME ep though. I knew Maid Guy was going to be her brother, but didn't expect Fujira to be the Maid lol. Nice ending I guess. Show's that there is more to come and it's not over, despite during the summer when it was chopped from 13 eps to 12.

And Linebarrel... just how a kid that gets control of a mecha, should act. POWER! Justice! Lol even if he destroys everything.
I think the 13th episode is supposed to be released on dvd in Japan so it might make its way onto the net at some point.

Yeah the main character is pretty damn unlikable, but you have a point about a guy with his past experiences coming into power. The fucker should be going crazy stupid with it until he gets a major mental slap to the face.

Man... I want another anime like Reideen, as detailed as those mech's were, and the fight scenes...

I assume you mean the recent Reideen remake and not Yuusha REideen or even worse Chouja Reideen!

James

You've actually watched the original Reideen shows? Are they that bad? Either way yes, he's talking about the recent one. the itself was pretty damn mediocre outside of the stuff he mentioned.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 18, 2008, 11:30:15 AM
Indeed I've watched Yuusha Reideen and it is actually one of the best Super Robot shows of its time. Chouja Reideen on the other hand makes me want to gouge out my THIRD EYE!

A series so confusing that the creator had to write a summary of the entire concept and at the end of it said "Yeah, this doesn't make any sense!"

Waiting for new Hyakko and Gundam 00 with baited breath

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 18, 2008, 02:38:49 PM
May have to check Yuusha Reideen out then.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 20, 2008, 12:00:45 AM
Yep the NEW Reideen. Fights are slow, but the mech's and everything are so detailed... it was amazing. lol.

New Index, I LOVE this show.

Chaos Head... I am SOOOO Confused. lol. At times you can't tell what's real and what's a 'delusion'. haha.

Still enjoying Vampire Knight: Guilty, and Rosario+Vampire:Capu2.
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Post by: 孤星 on October 20, 2008, 12:14:16 AM
Well yeah nothing compare to Ryoga Hibiki getting lost... I think the first episode was good but things really start to click in the second episode. Picking my favorite character is pretty hard right now as each if funny and quirky enough on their own.

James

Would you laugh if I tolf you I was like the love child of Akane and Ryoga?  If someone says go left, I go right. Sometimes when going to the bathroom I end up two counties over and my cooking induces vomiting. Seriously.
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Post by: Eivion on October 20, 2008, 01:01:28 AM
Chaos Head... I am SOOOO Confused. lol. At times you can't tell what's real and what's a 'delusion'. haha.
Really? I think its pretty obvious when the main guy is in a delusional phase after the first episode. I'm liking this show thus far. The murder mystery stuff has me interested and for some reason I like having a delusional lead.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 20, 2008, 05:09:07 AM
Yeah... I think it's confusing though. I like it, just... he really didn't know that pink haired girl? Yet his friend never acted like she was around the first episode either. It's just an odd formula, that I find interesting and confusing. :)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 20, 2008, 05:43:17 AM
Spent most of yesterday writing matches for my e-fed so didn't get to watch much. I did DL Gundam 00 episode 3 and Yozakura Quartet 3. But damn, I can't find Hyakko 3 subbed anywhere!

Media Works has been laying down the law as of late and animesuki even removed listing Hyakko as a seris being subbed. I'll be sad if it stops getting subbed.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 20, 2008, 06:46:48 AM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.3 - Wow! What a great episode. They are really holding thnothing back in terms of action and story telling. I'm getting th Nyoro~nSubs version so Catalan is still th name coming up forKataron (though Kataron could just be he romanization). But I am pretty sure that the name should be Marie Prophecy and not Parzafi. Either way, they've got Alleujah back and since he was my fave Meister after the original Lockon I'm happy (my fave character is actually Sumeragi Lee Noriega. Dear lord she might be a bigger drunk than Misato from EVA). I hope everyone watching this is watching past the closing credits for the extra story points/epilogues.

Got Tytania 2 so I'll watch that and Yozakura Quartet after work.

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 20, 2008, 07:51:38 AM
Yeah... I think it's confusing though. I like it, just... he really didn't know that pink haired girl? Yet his friend never acted like she was around the first episode either. It's just an odd formula, that I find interesting and confusing. :)
Thats because she screwed with his mind most likely. I mean she had to with the lead just to get him to "recall" her name.

Media Works has been laying down the law as of late and animesuki even removed listing Hyakko as a seris being subbed. I'll be sad if it stops getting subbed.

James
Fuck, I was wondering why I couldn't find the third episode.

GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.3 - Wow! What a great episode. They are really holding thnothing back in terms of action and story telling. I'm getting th Nyoro~nSubs version so Catalan is still th name coming up forKataron (though Kataron could just be he romanization). But I am pretty sure that the name should be Marie Prophecy and not Parzafi. Either way, they've got Alleujah back and since he was my fave Meister after the original Lockon I'm happy (my fave character is actually Sumeragi Lee Noriega. Dear lord she might be a bigger drunk than Misato from EVA). I hope everyone watching this is watching past the closing credits for the extra story points/epilogues.

James
I'm trying to recall, were Setsuna and Marina's meetings with each not a secret? Seriously I remember that only being a thing between them and known by them aside from that one point where they stared at each other awkwardly when Setsuna was bringing in that one who was kidnapped.

And come on, Sumeragi isn't even close to Misato drunk.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 20, 2008, 08:22:28 AM
Well the inital meetings with Marina and Setsuna were secret but then CB did the armed intervention in her country when the religous leader went missing and Setsuna appeared before her. Man I forgot to mention how much I love the Ptolemy 2.0!

As to the Misato v. Sumeragi drunk debate... I think it is even because Misato sleeps off her drunk and goes to work. Sumeragi, by comparison, drinks at work... continually!

How soon before a a heartbroken Billy Kataragi returns working for the A-LAWS?
And I'm pretty sure I am going to want to Nene TRinity and her mistress dead by the end of this seris (I'm convinced Wang Liu Mei is going to be the new Alejandro of this series).

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 20, 2008, 08:43:18 AM
Nah, Alejandro seems to be using CB and the countries to gain power. She seems to want conflict in general, potentially. I wanted Nene Trinity dead back from the first season for what she did to Louise's family. Seriously the only Trinity who might have been remotely decent (sane) was the eldest.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 20, 2008, 07:05:31 PM
Hyakko's third episode will be up soon. You can find it at http://mayusubs.baka-wolf.com/
Not sure if Himi will do the third episode.
But for those unaware, Hyakko 3 aired today, lol so it's normal not to be subbed yet.

Btw if you use animesuki, besure to have some sort of IP protector, like PEer Gaurdian. Apparently some companies, like the anime that Chirio subs, are monitoring and reporting to the isp's.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 20, 2008, 08:42:30 PM
You sure about hyakko 3 only airing today?
The RAW has been online since Saturday.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 21, 2008, 09:08:17 AM
Not sure. But the HQ Raw was monday afternoon that I saw.
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Post by: Eivion on October 21, 2008, 10:49:57 AM
The raw has been up since some time before the weekend.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 24, 2008, 03:47:17 AM
Hyakko 3 is finally up!

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 26, 2008, 07:44:14 AM
Hyakko 3 - So we get weird classmate #1 in Nene Ando, to my knowledge the first bi-sexual character in a shonen Girl's School Manga. A fun episode but not as funny episode 2. Still I'm enjoying this show immensely.

Toradora 3 & 4 - Kushieda just might be my favorite character just because she is sucha goofball. I mena... pudding from a bucket? Is it really every girl's secret wish to make pudding in a bucket? Anyway, the plot thickens as we find out about Kitamura's previous crush on Taiga and Ryuuji having a sefret technique to eliminate bathroom mold.

TYTANIA 2 - As Baron Tytania contemplates who is worthy to succeed him, the hero of the Battle Of Cerebus, Van Hulic, gets fired for actually winning. Meanwhile we get an idea of the character of Lord Jouslain.

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 26, 2008, 07:50:25 AM
I was surprised about the previous confession from Kitamura.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 26, 2008, 08:19:03 AM
I was surprised about the previous confession from Kitamura.

Yeah I hadn't seen that one coming at all.

Other intersting Toradora news, characters from that light novel series and other light novel faves will be appearing in a game for the DS "Dengeki gakuen RPG Cross of Venus".

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 28, 2008, 10:38:34 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-10-26/warner-brothers-to-produce-live-action-ninja-scroll

thoughts?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 29, 2008, 07:44:43 PM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.4 - Let's see how this measures up to "Standard Gundam Episode Checklist" standards!

1. Arrogant Enemy Commander... CHECK!
2. Masked Bad Guy (Mister Bushido? He had 4 years to come up with a name and all he gets is Mr. Bushido?) Fights Lead Character... CHECK!
3. Long Reflective Moments For Main Cast... CHECK!
4. Good Guy Suit Carrier Escapes A Well Laid Trap... CHECK!

It is a rule of all Gundam shows, an enemy commander who is out to capture the Gundam and its pilot always gets stuck looking like an idiot. Hey Billy Kataragi is back and he joined the A-LAWS... shock! Awe! Suspense!

Good but not great episode and as I expected the animation quality took a minor hit. Weakest of the 1st 4 episodes but still very good.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 31, 2008, 10:30:57 AM
Switch!

I like it so far.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnoqkrReCPs
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 01, 2008, 05:35:23 AM
Hyakko 4 - Man do I like this show. First the girls go to lunch and thanks to Torako, Ayu gets stuck with more than she can actually eat. Then we get a lesson in how to eat soba from Torako and Suzume. Then its off to art class where we meet Kobayashi, the aspiring photographer. Forget the fact the class assignment is sketching in pairs... because it turns into a photo shoot (much to Andou' immense pleasure). A real fun episode. I hope this gets more than the 13 episodes it is scheduled for but since the manga only started in 2007 I wouldn't bet on it. Oh and Suzume has small boob moment #2 (after last episodes breast enlargement excersize). Geez the wait for Hyakko 5 is gonna suck...

James
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Post by: Eivion on November 02, 2008, 01:39:00 AM
Did you also think Lupin jumping Fujiko when Andou went for Torako?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 03, 2008, 01:59:08 AM
I know it's already been out by Majusubs, but Himi jsut released episode 3 of Hyakko  too finally.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 06, 2008, 10:34:57 PM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.5 - Celestial Being and Catalon have their first pow-wow but the A-LAWS crash the party. Meanwhile we see that Lockon 2.0 might be a little less stable than his brother. Oh and Setsuna reunties with an old mentor. It is also entirely possible that the A-LAWS are bigger dicks than the TiTANS.

Major 94-96 - FINALLY NEW MAJOR~! We continue the tales of those left behind in Japan, this time focusing on Taiga and the now Goro-less Seishuu baseball team. Allthat plus Shimizu goes on a blind date with less than astounding results.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 15, 2008, 10:06:12 AM
God bless MAYU-GENJO...

Hyakko ep.5 - FINALLY! A low key episode as we get introduced to Yanagami, let us say he is a budding entrepeneur. First segment deals with Sengoku, a man with noble aspirations towards Ayu... or is it Torako? Does he even know?. Then Torako cuts school with the 'class deliquent' Ushio. Of all the things to reference they pull out an 'Ushio to Tora' one, god I love this show!

GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.6 - As CB tries to help evacuate Catalon from their old base the A-LAWS move in leading ot the first major armed conflict of the series. Miste Bushido is after Setsuna, Halleujah is trying to save Marie/Soma and Trieria goes all Albert Camus on Saji Crossroad. Sumeragi has a scary moment and then we learn that she has ties to more than just Billy Katagiri!

James
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 15, 2008, 11:35:26 AM
Crunchyroll has a deal with Toei now so those liscensed titles that got taken down are now being reposted on a one ep/week schedule.  And they decided to start out with Fist of the North Star!
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Post by: Eivion on November 17, 2008, 02:38:10 AM
One piece 377 - Zoro is the fucking man, that is all.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 18, 2008, 12:08:59 PM
Yeah I'm glad the Oz/Moria fights are over. :) Kuma's incredible, but Zoro... wow.  I guess you should expect it after what he took from Mihawk earlier on.

I just finished 'Toward the Terra'. Pretty good series about humanity's surivival after the Earth is poluted and no longer livable. Humanity is born by a system, and not true conception. Some turn out to have a gene which gives theme psy abilities, and they are outcasted by humanity, and most killed. Pulls at the heart near the end.  :)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 18, 2008, 02:35:08 PM
Crunchyroll has a deal with Toei now so those liscensed titles that got taken down are now being reposted on a one ep/week schedule.  And they decided to start out with Fist of the North Star!

Eh.. I already have FotN from Heart Of Madness and their subs are top notch. The Toei ones look like the old Fuji Tv subs from Hawaiian television..

However... they are also doing it with Slam Dunk so that's kinda neat...

James
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Post by: Eivion on November 18, 2008, 03:48:56 PM
Yeah I'm glad the Oz/Moria fights are over. :) Kuma's incredible, but Zoro... wow.  I guess you should expect it after what he took from Mihawk earlier on.

I just finished 'Toward the Terra'. Pretty good series about humanity's surivival after the Earth is poluted and no longer livable. Humanity is born by a system, and not true conception. Some turn out to have a gene which gives theme psy abilities, and they are outcasted by humanity, and most killed. Pulls at the heart near the end.  :)
Yes, my brother has bought the first 2/3 of the series via sets that have been released. Waiting on the third right now. I have enjoyed it quite a bit. Another series that makes my ability to despise a fictional character grow.
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Post by: Knuckleduster on November 18, 2008, 08:21:27 PM
I got these lined up to watch during sometime this decade whenever i got spare time wich is to say never:

1.Sousei no Aquarion
2.Claymore
3.Skygirls
4.Shakugan no Shana 2
5.Lunar legend Tsukihime

"What's that, Knucks? That stuff is old, man. Why don't you get with the program already?"

Hmm yeah well whatever, shut up.SHIT
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 18, 2008, 08:48:09 PM
I think you'll really like Claymore.  Haven't seen the rest of those you listed, but I'm more into dorama than anime anyways...hell, I just started watching Great Teacher Onizuka FOR THE FIRST TIME like last week...
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Post by: Eivion on November 24, 2008, 03:32:14 AM
Gundam 00 S2 Ep.7 - We finally find out what the Innovators plan are and what Aeollia's plan may have been for them. Also get to see more of the Innovators. One thing that really pisses me off with these new Gundam series though is their annoying refusal to let people f***ing die. Seriously several guys running around right now really should have stayed dead when they were killed off at the end of the last season. One or two guys you can get away with, but most of these f***ers were vaporized because their machine f***ing exploded. Let them die dammit. And if you have no intention of killing them off at that time, then don't f***ing kill them in the first place or at least hint that there was a chance of survival via whatever. I just get really pissed with these random no explanation survivals. It doesn't even have to make real sense, (see Hudson Hawk), just give me something. My rant is done.

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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 25, 2008, 01:11:42 AM
Seen all those on your list Knucks, you're enjoy em'.
If you like Skygirls, look for Strike Witches, And also Arigatou Tweeny Witches
As for 'Sousei no Aquarion', besure to watch the series first, then check out the two 'ova/movies/remakes', they aren't bad but a different take on the story.
Claymore, without a doubt you'll love it. Next season should be next summer, last i remember.


Yeah so as for me, with being sick a week I didn't watch much. I'm still behind majorly on the current series that are out.
I did however just finish Koihime Musou which was an enjoyable show after something like 'Toward Terra'. Also watched promo for 'Code Blue' which is the movie coming out next year for Toward the Terra, featuring Soldier Blue's struggle and everything before the Mu's were really fighting.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 25, 2008, 07:27:30 PM
Where are you new Hyakko? *gloom

Just got the new Space Adventure Cobra OVA. Ah, Osamu Dezaki remindme why you are one of the best directors in anime...

I haven't heard anything about another Claymore anime project as everything was wrapped up since it deviated from the manga. Doesn't mean it isn't hapening though.

Say, wasn't there supposed to be NEW Haruhi this season or did that gothe way of the cancelled Appleseed TV series?

At least January is rapidly approaching with new Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE and MAJOR!

James
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Post by: Eivion on November 25, 2008, 10:05:46 PM
Next part of Slayers starting in January or April?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on November 27, 2008, 07:50:49 PM
Eivion, it's January.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 29, 2008, 08:34:08 AM
HYAKKO 6 - A sentimental episode as we get a look at Tatsuki and how she comes to realize that these 3 people she met, who kind of annoy her (well except for Ayu), are actually cherished friends. We get a very individual character focus here as it is revealed that before meeting Torako, Ayu and Suzume, Tatsuki was never much in the way of friends because of her cold and sometimes standoffish personality. We also learn about her parents being in absentia so she has been raised by her housekeeper. Luckily now she has three unique friends and she is actually happy.

HYAKKO 7 - The funniest episode since episode 2. Say hello to Kitsune, Torako's prankster brother. He causes all kinds of mischief, from overspicing Torako's lunch to lettign everyone see Ayu's panties (Andou's reaction to Ayu's panty shot provided by Yanagi and Koma are priceless). Still it seems he's not a total bastard as he kind of helps Shishimaru with his crush for Torako. But we get teased with yet another person at the end of the episode who I am guessing is Torako's older sister (I think the key to spotting members of the Kageyama family is spotting the ear jewelry.. either that or they can sing 'Cha-la Head Cha-la' really well... oh a joke!). A really fun episode.

James   
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Post by: Eivion on November 29, 2008, 09:29:03 AM
I loved the opening scene in 6.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 29, 2008, 09:47:54 AM
I've just really enjoyed this show so far. Its nothing midblowing but I think that is the appeal. The characters are fun and quirky and there is just as much focus on the supporting cast as the main 4 characters. Heck I think it is a tie between Andou and Suzume for my over all favorite character and really Suzume barely speaks at all (episode 7 killed me when Ayu and Tatsuki both commented on how Torako and Kitsune look nothing alike, Suzume's reaction made me spit out my Dr. Pepper).

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 29, 2008, 12:38:38 PM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.8 - Political intrigue as Treria and Setsuna go undercover to an Innovator sponsored party. Secrets about who is bankrolling Innovator are and once again we get doubt about which side a player is on (Regene? Is she really for Innovator or is she coming up with her own plan?). According ot Innovator Schoenberg's plan makes him sound like a deranged croossection of Zeon Zum Daikun and Giren Zabi. And I don't buy the "Trieira/Innovator are cyborgs theory, they scream post-human/Newtype to me. Oh and leave it to Billy Kataragi to screw everything up for Setsuna...

James
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Post by: Eivion on November 29, 2008, 02:51:57 PM
Its interesting that it sounds like even the other Innovators aren't certain how much of what they are doing no was Schoenberg's plan or Ribbons.
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Post by: Eivion on December 01, 2008, 02:39:43 AM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Ep.9 - As much as the lack of people staying dead pisses me off, I just can't hate the non-death of Ali. He is the type you love to hate and the updates to the Throne just make the future mobile suit battles with it seem so potentially awesome. I like how the Innovators are only giving the A-LAWS so  much so that each time they fail, they give the Innovators a little more control and power. Also interesting that the guy running the A-LAWS seems to have some idea of what the Innovators are with that last line he gave at the end.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 01, 2008, 05:25:39 AM
I like the fact that Sumerai, Mannequin and Billy Kataragi have an interconnected past. Billy's new attitude doesn't bear well for Sumeragi though. I'm still pegging Wang Liu Mei as the wild card in all this because she is using all 3 sides to get what she wants (though it wouldn't surprise me if Ribbons already has her pegged and has a plan for her).

So the old Throne Gundam Zwei now looks like a cross between L-Gaim and Vernier Gundam?
I'm all for it!

However the Gadessa is seriously badass what with its friggin Rail Gun!

James
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Post by: Eivion on December 01, 2008, 09:03:45 AM
Oh, I'm pretty sure Wang Liu Mei is biting it by the end via Innovators. She seems too much like the type who thinks she is more clever than she actually is. I'm pretty sure your right that Ribbons already has something in the works for her.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 08, 2008, 07:40:30 AM
I finally caught up with Vampire Knight... wow. So much reveals.. and now, we're finally getting to vampires vs vampire fights, heh.
I figured she'd be one of the purebloods herself, but never thought Yuki was tied to Kaname as siblings, or close to it, lol. Nice... I hate Kaname a little less now.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 08, 2008, 08:26:49 PM
Started watching Kannagi. It's kinda like Ah! My Goddess, if Belldandy were a teenaged conniving, manipulative goddess of instead of being... well... you know... Belldandy.

Hyakko Episode 8 - Torako meets Inori Tsubomiya , a girl who is somewhat of a social misfit due to her appearance (she looks like Sadoko from Ringu). So Torako and the girls try to help Inori out and we discover Torako's penchant as a hair technician. Suzume continues her trend of having best funny moments as when she first meets poor Inori she tries to save Torako b ecause she doesn't want her best friend to die in 7 days.

Astro-Fighter Sunred 1-7 - Words cannot describe how awesome this show is. I can't explain it, it must be watched!

James

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Post by: Eivion on December 08, 2008, 09:19:26 PM
Never seen Ah! My Goddess, but I've really been digging Kannagi. Its worth watching for Nagi's and her odd personality alone. Unfortunately the manga is going on hiatus due to the writer's health or something. Supposedly something recent in the manga caused a shit storm among the otaku so I don't know what that means for the anime.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 09, 2008, 08:45:42 PM
Hey wanna get depressed?

Sure ya do!

Then do what I'm doing, watch all of Space Runaway Ideon (including the uber fun second movie Be Invoked!). Marvel how Yoshiyuki Tomino can write such upbeat lyrics for the most depressing anime ever made. Seriously, no Gundam series can match the body count in Ideon. Evangelion wishes it could be this deep. So go DL Space Runaway Ideon at http://anime.thehylia.com/downloads/series/densetsu-kyojin-ideon (http://anime.thehylia.com/downloads/series/densetsu-kyojin-ideon).

Yes Space Runaway Ideon now with more maudlin!

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 11, 2008, 05:41:12 PM
Never seen Ah! My Goddess, but I've really been digging Kannagi. Its worth watching for Nagi's and her odd personality alone. Unfortunately the manga is going on hiatus due to the writer's health or something. Supposedly something recent in the manga caused a shit storm among the otaku so I don't know what that means for the anime.

What happened was that it was revealed that in her previous incarnation Nagi revealed she had a boyfriend. This ruined the otaku vision of nagi being a virgin, even though all that was revealed was she had one and nothing about her ever having had sex. Still the Japanese otaku are weird beyond beilief so when her "viginity" was put in question a group of Kannagi fans announced publically that they would no longer support the manga and one fan tore up this tankobans in the middle of Akihabara.

This caused Eri Takenashi (the creator of Kannagi) a ton of stress with her publisher and now the manga is on hiatus. This will cool down and the manga will be back by spring (at least that is my guess). This is not the first time a public display has changed the course of a manga that has a strong following. When Akira Toriyama killed Goku and then stated for the record that Gohan was going ot be the main character for Dragonball something like 100 guyas dressed as Goku staged a march in Akihabara. Toriyama caved and before ya knew it Son Goku was the main character again (it still didn't save the Majin Buu arc from being the least liked DB story ever published).

James
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Post by: Eivion on December 12, 2008, 03:39:11 PM
Yeah I read that the otaku went crazy over the boyfriend, but not what they exactly did about it. Hope she doesn't cave, especially since it sounds like it may have been a problem she already had that stress pushed over the edge. She wasn't able to move and apparently had to get sonme kind of surgery from what I read over at ANN.

Goku living sort of ruined the rest of Dragonball to be honest, so fuck otaku like that. They had been building up Gohan pretty nicely, and gave a him a differently enough background and personality that he could have worked well in his place.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 15, 2008, 06:04:34 AM
Gundam 00 s2 Episode 10 - Call it the Memento Mori but I know a Solar Ray System when I see it. This makes me think that we are going to get a re-renactment of the Battle of A Baoa Qu by the end of this. Also, the 0 Riser is scary powerful. Things are going to get messy, aren't you glad Celestial Being is here. Hail Halleujah! The man is back!

James

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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 16, 2008, 10:16:44 PM
and so it came to pass that I finally got me a copy of the Jump Mega Tour Dragonball Special. This is special because of several things.

1. It is considered canon since this was actually written by Akira Toriyama. None of the previous movies were written by Toriyama nor was Dragonball GT and thus are treated as non-canon.

2. C'mon it is the first new Dragonball material in 11 years. Say what you want but Akira Toriyama is one of the true great manga-kas of the 80's/90's and Dragonball really is great fun overall.

This has everything you want from a Dragonball short. All the characters, all the music and all the jokes. It my have the adult characters from Z but the spirit of this special is early Dragonball. Hell you even get a newly animated opening sequence of "Cha-la Head Cha-la", one of the true great anime opening songs.

So watch this already. Keep a child's mind and imagination and you will enjoy it because to think like an adult while watching Dragonball means you're kinda missing the point.

James
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Post by: Eivion on December 17, 2008, 02:04:04 AM
Didn't know that was out for viewing.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 17, 2008, 05:09:28 PM
Hell the new opening animation for "Cha-la" brought such a smile to my face...
Dragonball brings out the kid in me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Vw9m-YjJ4

James

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Post by: Eivion on December 17, 2008, 06:46:13 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-17/keanu-reeves-hopes-to-star-in-live-action-cowboy-bebop

Personally have nothing against Reeves. Don't think he's a great actor, but not horrible like so many think either, and off the top of my head I can't think of a person who at least looks better for the role.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 18, 2008, 05:20:06 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-17/keanu-reeves-hopes-to-star-in-live-action-cowboy-bebop

Personally have nothing against Reeves. Don't think he's a great actor, but not horrible like so many think either, and off the top of my head I can't think of a person who at least looks better for the role.

I'm actually not as upset about this as I'd thought I'd be as Keanu isn't so bad. I have only 1 caveat for a Live Action Bebop... the soundtrack MUST be done by Yoko Kanno or else it isn't Cowboy Bebop.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 23, 2008, 08:28:59 AM
It's been a long wait but finally...

HYAKKO 9 - Aw, Torako did something nice for Minato Ooba (the tall Ko-gal with the tan) and man is she going to regret it. Just don't get in he way of Suzume and Torako's friendship. Then in story 2 we get to see a what a few minutes in the life of Suzume is like.

GUNDAM 00 S2 Eps. 11 & 12 - Mother of all creatures great and small! These episodes were great. Full on battle between the A-LAWS/Innovator and CB. It seems poor Ribbons hadn't counted on CB to tap 00's full potential with the 0 Raiser. Meanwhile I think we get some foreshadowing on who the other spy on the Ptolemy is and  what Nena Trinity might do in the future. Lastly, we get the awkward Newtype-esque dream sequence reunting Saji Crossroad an Louise Helevy but it it doesn't exactly go as either might have envisioned it.

GUNDAM 00 is just kicking so much ass right now. Of the fall shows it is definitely the best overall as the story continually evolves and sucks me in.

James

   
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Post by: Eivion on December 23, 2008, 04:47:07 PM
Its so hard not to feel sorry for Ooba when she tears up like that. Loved that episode.

00 is definitely up there for the fall season of new shows this year for me. Love what they are doing to Saji right now and how the A-LAWS are using that giant laser or whatever to wipe out military bases in the Middle East. I'm just wondering how long it will be until Smirnov turns against them for pulling that shit.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 24, 2008, 09:13:43 AM
Kannagi 12 - I figured after the Karaoke episode thatthings would take a very serious turn. I just didn't really suspect how serious. I think thatthe key to this whole story is that as long as Jin trusts and believes in Nagi then she has an anchor to the physical realm but if Jin doubts her and loses faith then of course she will lose a good deal of her power and possibly even vanish from the physical plane. Hopefully the last episode will resolve everything for the series for now and give us a happy ending.

James Top Shows of 2008
Yes withthis year's shows having all come out let's take a look at my picks for best new shows of the year...

1. Macross FRONTIER - This was far and away my top choice. Nothing even came remotely close. Great story, really great characters and even though it didn't have a proper conclucion it was just the best way to celebrate Macross' 25th Anniversary. Oh, did I mention Yoko Kanno can do no wrong?

2. Birdy The Mighty DECODE - Probably the most fun a sci-fi/adventure show has been in years. As much I adored th original Birdy the new one is especially better. Season 2 is goin g ot have a hard act to follow.

3. GUNDAM 00 Season 2 - So far this show has been incredible. Throw those 'It's just a retelling of Gyndam Wing' theories out the window as the 4 year jump makes these characters way more complex and deep than Gundam Wing ever was. We are the half-way point of the season and so many plot threads are running and all of them equally compelling.

4. HYAKKO - Yea it is moe... but so what? It is thuroughly entertaining and fun. Isn't that all we should ask of any show?

5. Kannagi - I was late on the Kannagi bandwagon but once I started watching I was hooked. Despite the slapstick, it is one of the truly heartbreaking shows due to all the interpersonal relatiomships. Add in all the jabs at Luvky Star and a character that is an homage to a SAint Seiya character and there is no way I cannot like this show.

6. Tytania - Yeah I like Legend of The Galactic Heroes. So how can I say no to LOGH's writer and Macross character designer Mikimoto little political space opera? It is dialogue heavy but it relies more on the buiild to conflict rathe than having direct conflict every episode and I can appreciate that.

7. REAL DRIVE - Shirow's concept is really deep but really fun. Episodic for the most pat but the characters are very engaging. I was afraid of the 'an out of time' story being utterly cliche but the show avoided that and instead told a great story of how a man mentors a young girl.

8. Mugen No Junin - I'll sum this one up by simply saing ILOVE Blade Of The Immortal.

9. Kamen No Maid Guy - What just because I didn't review it episode by episode you thought I wasn't watching it?

10. Slayers REVOLUTION - This would've been higher if Ihadn't decided to just catch up on it. It was good but sadly I got the 'Benn here before' blues something I never thought could happen with Slayers.

James
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Post by: Eivion on December 24, 2008, 10:10:24 AM
Nice to see you joined me and Max in the Maid Guy love.

I don't like to order things out so I'll just throw out mine out there:

Gundam 00
Macross Frontier
Natsume Yūjin Chō
Kamen No Maid Guy
Soul Eater
Kannagi
Birdy The Mighty DECODE
Casshern SINS
To Aru Majutsu no Index
Toradora

Other col stuff that may have just been edged out (i.e. a decent amount of it is interchangeable for me):
Slayers Revolution
Kuroshitsuji
Spice and Wolf
Amatsuki
Shikabane Hime
Blade of Immortal
Ga-Rei Zero
Daughter of Twenty Faces (Chiko)
X'amd Lost Memories
Xxxholic Kei
Hyakko
Yakushiji Ryoko

And the non-stop series I don't rate, but stay cool:
One Piece
Gintama
Hitman Reborn
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 24, 2008, 12:52:53 PM
Christmas came early for super robot fans!

Zettai! Muteki! Raijin-Oh has been licensed.

What is Raijin-Oh you may ask?

How is this for an answer...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD28CY-ZAl8

It is a very odd show for ANY company to license considering its vintage and the US anime market usually not buying anything that isn't at least a year or two in age.

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 31, 2008, 10:34:05 AM
Well been watching a few series... Law of Ueki, which has been entertaining. And Karin, which  Ifinished.

It's that time again... New Series and Seasons

The One's I am looking forward to:
- The Tower of DRUAGA -the Sword of URUK
- Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02
- Slayers Evolution-R
- Kurokami The Animation
- Shikabane Hime: Kuro
- Sora Kake Girl
- Asu no Yoichi
- Viper's Creed
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Post by: Eivion on December 31, 2008, 10:59:31 AM
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-410427/12-15-2008-Winter-2008-2009-Anime-Preview.html
In case one is curious what is coming out this season

Looking forward to:
The Tower of DRUAGA -the Sword of URUK
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02
Slayers Evolution-R
Shikabane Hime: Kuro
Maria†Holic (1st ep is out, watch it)
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

What I'll out of curiosity:
Kurokami The Animation
Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo
Viper's Creed
Asu no Yoichi!
Kokaku no Regios

Also a few OVAs I'll be checking out:
XxxHolic
Kamen No Maid Guy
Mahou Sensei Negima! ~Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba (Epi. 2)
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Rei

Also been watching the Kara No kyoukai movies which are fairly interesting so I'm looking forward to movies 5 & 6.


Also in case you didn't know Kurokami is already licensed by Bandai and will be airing on iaTV dubbed so watch it there if you can. We fucking lost the channel somehow which pisses me off to no end.
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Post by: Eivion on January 01, 2009, 02:57:23 AM
So I knew crunchyroll was planning to get rid of all their fan uploads, but damn did I not quite realize the extent. Even the games section is looking a bit bare now with the lack of trailers and whatnot. Also didn't expect them to can everything the minute the new year began. Oh well there are other sites and they are supposed to upload some current stuff I'm watching.

Happy New Years
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Post by: Eivion on January 06, 2009, 04:00:35 AM
So the final episodes of of Hyakko are out.

Hyakko 12 - Would not have suspected that Toraka had such a complex family situation. Seems like she only likes her siblings.

Hyakko 13 - We get to see the first day of school from a multi-perspective. We also get to see Torako's first kiss.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 06, 2009, 06:02:23 AM
So the final episodes of of Hyakko are out.

Hyakko 12 - Would not have suspected that Toraka had such a complex family situation. Seems like she only likes her siblings.

Hyakko 13 - We get to see the first day of school from a multi-perspective. We also get to see Torako's first kiss.

Whose subs did you get for Hyakko? I'm still stuck on Mayu's episdoe 10!


James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 06, 2009, 08:23:24 AM
OK so now I got Hyakko 11 & 12. I still have to get 13 (downloading now actually). The Space Cruiser Yamato reference in episode 11 alone made that episode priceless!

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 10, 2009, 09:54:06 AM
To those that haven't seen it...
Dragonball the newest episode, from Jump. Possibly the first of something new coming our way later this year.

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=9WFL3JFO
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Post by: Eivion on January 10, 2009, 10:42:08 AM
J.H. and myself watched it sometime last month. Fun episode. Whats this talk of something new though coming?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 10, 2009, 06:09:29 PM
The only other 'new' Dragonball I know of is live action movie coming i nth spring.

Unless you count DB Online which looks INCREDIBLE!

James
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Post by: Eivion on January 10, 2009, 06:54:22 PM
The only other 'new' Dragonball I know of is live action movie coming i nth spring.

Unless you count DB Online which looks INCREDIBLE!

James
Man is that live action movie going to suck.

Tell more about this DB online.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 10, 2009, 09:15:50 PM
Dragonball Online Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5LNS2QJ3yY

You can play a human, a namek or a majin. No Saiyans as playable characters since the game timeline takes place 300 years after DB so there are no Saiyans left. Akira Toriyama is actually writing the initial scenarios of the game and it will feature time travel missions where you get to team up with the Z fighters. I a mso psyched for this game!

James
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Post by: Eivion on January 10, 2009, 11:38:51 PM
Interesting to say the least.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 11, 2009, 08:26:10 AM
Also to keep the Dragonball feel to it, it treats each individual character as an ongoing saga i.e. just like DB traced Son Goku from child to adult this game will start you out as a child and gradually age over the course of the game (dpending on which missions you complete). You can even compete in the Tenkai-ichi Budokai!

James
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Post by: Eivion on January 12, 2009, 03:47:20 AM
Gundam 00 S2 14 - Ptolemy is grounded. Two new suits are introduced (one with a new GN Drive). An Innovator dies. And we find out a little more about Setsuna's past. Good episode. And like I thought the tease has started for Sergei to turn on the Federation Government. Oh, also new opening and a different ending theme. Real new ending theme starts next episode.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 15, 2009, 11:44:01 AM
Hey, so in order ot get ready to start reviewing Minami-ke Okaeri for the DVDVR, I've been watching the 2 previous seasons, Minami-ke and Minami-ke Okawari. Damn if those aren't perfectly fine slapstick/slice of life shows!

In other news...

Chrome Shelled Regios Ep. 1 - WOW! I was really impressed withthe first episode of this show. Kids with ki and psychic powers try to protect a planet overrun with enivornmental monsters. The animation was top notch and the characters seem interesting enough, even if they look like they were designed for an erogame. I'm going to be keeping track of this one because I was really impressed with the action and animation. And damn if that fight music wasn't badass!

 
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Post by: Eivion on January 15, 2009, 03:32:41 PM
Yeah I thought it was pretty decent as well. Looking forward to finding out about more of the main character's past and about the world in general.

Also check out Sora Kake Girl if you haven't already. Its fun watching a crazy, smart mouth, semi-suicidal computer.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 17, 2009, 12:17:03 PM
Words cannot describe how happy I am because I just watched...

Birdy The Mighty DECODE 02 Episode 1 - A prison transfer ship is hijacked en route to the prison colony Atol. The prisoners onboard were directly involved in the Ryunka conspiracy from the last series. On earth, it has been one month since the tragedy at Roppongi where Birdy and Senkawa saved the planet by sealing the Ryunka. But now the Union has Birdy on the case to track down the escaped criminals, who are now searching for the sealed Ryunka. But things go wrong when the first of the criminals ends up dead and Birdy, as her alter ego Arita Shion ends up a suspect. Already loved the first tV series and already the second series is shaping up very nicely, though I'm wondering where Gomez and that other Altarian from season 1 are since I don't even remember seeing them in the Opening credits, but maybe I just missed them since this opening isn't neary as catchy as 'Sora' was. I am so happy we have more Birdy!

Asu NoYoichi Episode 1 - Hey kids look, its another AIC produced harem anime! I wonder if all the female characters are going to fall in love with the kendo weilding lead? No, not in anime!

James
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Post by: Eivion on January 18, 2009, 03:47:53 AM
The first episode of season 2 started off great. I'm interested in this childhood friend of Birdy's. And you didn't miss Gomez, he actually isn't in this season as far as I can tell. The other Alterian is though. She was behind the old woman playing Birdy's manager/information broker. I like opening, but I have to agree its missing Sora's catchiness.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on January 18, 2009, 05:54:56 PM
I'm super behind on everything. I made the mistake of trying to check out the first season of Ikkitousen since it's only 13 eps...it was kinda painful at times. The fanservices varies from being plentiful to the point of embarassment, to being the only reason to make it through some episodes. The tie-ins with Romance of the Three Kingdoms makes things a little confusing at times, and the mandate for ecchi content leads to a lot of ridiculous shirt explosions (that's okay, it's funny) and random sex/rape scenes (not funny). The main thing is that the supporting cast tend to jump around from 'face' to 'heel', to borrow a term. Hell, Ouin goes from the series villain to just another dude within the SAME EPISODE. It's just freaking weird, you know?

I'm going to try to get through my anime at a more regular pace now. For new series, I found Maria+Holic to be kind of funny, and I'm planning to check out Kurozuka as soon as I get the chance. I also still need to finish up ROD TV and Hayate no Gotoku. Oh, and Gargoyle of the Yoshinagas.
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Post by: Eivion on January 19, 2009, 08:38:45 AM
Yeah I tried to make it through the first season of Ikkitousen, but just couldn't. Based off of what I read they just make the damn thing too short each season to really play anything out well.

Maria+Holic is fun so far. Wasn't huge on Kurokuza. Another that seemed a little short and the ending just confused me.
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on January 19, 2009, 12:28:44 PM
I've come to expect that no anime will have a good ending. Yes, there are exceptions, but I find it's best not to expect it.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 20, 2009, 07:31:34 AM
Regio is great. RideBack is good to. Birdy's second season has started out great so far.
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on January 20, 2009, 11:32:03 AM
Wait, what?  You guys found Birdy the Mighty?  WHERE?!?!?!?!  I only got to see a few episodes and that was years ago.  :(
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 20, 2009, 05:27:07 PM
Wait, what?  You guys found Birdy the Mighty?  WHERE?!?!?!?!  I only got to see a few episodes and that was years ago.  :(

http://animesuki.com/series.php/1258.html (http://animesuki.com/series.php/1258.html)

All the episodes for Birdy The Mighty DECODE's first season are here for torrent DL. Veoh also might have some episodes. Be warned Kori, this series reboots the franchise, as I'm guessing you watched the old OVA series from the 90's. The problem was that the original Birdy manga only ran for 2 volumes and the OVA covered everything (and creator Masami Yuuki was also busy with his main series 'Jaja Uma! Groom Up!'). Yuuki relaunched the manga in 2003 and the DECODE TV series launched over the summer of 08 (we reviewed the episodes in this very thread). If you liked the original Birdy then I think you'll really love this one has more more character development and plenty of action

Be warned, if the opening song gets stuck in your head there is nothing I can do for you...

James 
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 20, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
Chrome Shelled Regios Episode 2 - So Layfon and the 17th Platoon take on the 16th Platoon in a inter-squad competiton. Also, Layfon gets to know his squad commander, Nina a little better at his part time job. I already see a potential love square developing as Nina, Felli and the lunchbox girl (yeah I forgot her name) all seem to have an interest in our boy Layfon.

Asu No Yoichi Epsidoe 2 - Its Ranma's first day of school and he and Kuno have a duel to over Akane... oh no wait, that is like episodes 2 & 3 of Ranma Nibbonuichi. Well take those episodes, replace them with the characters from Asu No Yoichi and some character development for Ayame Ikaruga and you get the idea. I want to like this show... I really do but... it... it... AAAAARRRRGGGGH!

James 
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Post by: Eivion on January 21, 2009, 03:11:21 AM
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Chrome Shelled Regios Episode 2 - So Layfon and the 17th Platoon take on the 16th Platoon in a inter-squad competiton. Also, Layfon gets to know his squad commander, Nina a little better at his part time job. I already see a potential love square developing as Nina, Felli and the lunchbox girl (yeah I forgot her name) all seem to have an interest in our boy Layfon.
I don't know if it will get that bad with the love-relationships. The lunchbox girl strikes me as the type who pines away from afar so he won't notice her presence. I don't Felli was looking for anything more than a friend. She obviously doesn't see her platoon that way.

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Asu No Yoichi Epsidoe 2 - Its Ranma's first day of school and he and Kuno have a duel to over Akane... oh no wait, that is like episodes 2 & 3 of Ranma Nibbonuichi. Well take those episodes, replace them with the characters from Asu No Yoichi and some character development for Ayame Ikaruga and you get the idea. I want to like this show... I really do but... it... it... AAAAARRRRGGGGH!
I feel so bad for not realizing they did practically a full episode rip from Ranma. No wonder everything felt nostalgia feel. Honestly I don't mind it thus far. I like Yoichi.


Gundam S2 15 - Setsuna opens up to Marina, Celestial Being is attacked again, and the coup starts w/o Smirnov. oh and Graham busts out a Trans-Am which I thought might be what Kataragi achieved. Damn am I looking forward to the next episode.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 21, 2009, 08:47:50 PM
LMAO, Gokusen pr0n.
+18 (http://cgi.4chan.org/gif/src/1232581527774.gif)
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Post by: Eivion on January 26, 2009, 03:41:49 AM
Slayers Evolution-R - An opening that shows all the major bad guys Lina fought throughout the series sans Zanafar and the Dark Lord/God combo from another world in Try, interesting. Looks like we will be getting more references to past seasons. As for the actual episode they are finally off to search for the jar with Rezo's soul and in this journey run into to a suit of armor that whose laugh causes Lina to reflexively use her magic.

Gundam 00 S2 16 - Hercules uses the coup as an eye opener to the citizens and Tran-Am vs. Trans-Am. Like the plan Hercules came up with as he knew the Federation had way to strong a hold on the normal information network. Still even he couldn't have guessed they had another Memento Mori. I only wonder how the Federation/Innovators can really spin this to place lame on the rebels.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 26, 2009, 03:16:30 PM
Steamboy - This anime is centered upon a bitter industrial war between Scotland and England, if I'm not mistaken, and how the young protagonist and his father are entangled in the growing conflict. I actually saw the movie for the second time yesterday.

Memories - I enjoy the fact that the premise for this feature has three homeless strangers scouring the streets of Tokyo during New Year's Day in search for the parents of an abandoned (*SPOILER* or kidnapped) infant. It's such a lovable, enduring film that really connected with me on a personal level.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 26, 2009, 08:34:57 PM
Memories - I enjoy the fact that the premise for this feature has three homeless strangers scouring the streets of Tokyo during New Year's Day in search for the parents of an abandoned (*SPOILER* or kidnapped) infant. It's such a lovable, enduring film that really connected with me on a personal level.

That isn't Memories. You've described Tokyo Godafthers. Memories is three animated suites by three different directors (Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura and of course Katsuhiro Otomo). The main piece is known as 'Magnetic Rose' (directed by Morimoto, script by Satoshi Kon who write Tokyo Godafther's and story by Otomo) followed by 'Stink Bomb' (directed Okamura) and Otomo's Cannon Fodder.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on January 31, 2009, 08:26:02 PM
Chrome Shelled Regios Episode 3 - The squad starts to gain some popularity after winning their first inter-platoon competition. Minor develoments with secondary characters seem to be the main focus here though I think that this will build as the series goes on.

Birdy The Mighty 02 Episode 2 - Well turns out Birdy's old friend is something nasty as he hunts the Ryunka conspiracy members. I noticed that the producers stuck with most of the BGM from the first series and even re-worked some pieces. Good because I think Birdy's fight music is pretty unique for most modern anime. I really like how they are building off of the tragedy at Roppongi from the first season as they tie it to Narutaki and why he is hunting the conspiracy members (that and how he likes earth because earthlings and altarians look the same and therefore aren't subjected to the same racism that there is in the federation).

Asu No Yoichi Episode 3 -Hey I actually liked this episode as we get the goofy ninja girl and her dedicated servant. Lots funny stuff here and it gives me hope for the future of the series getting better.

James 
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Post by: Eivion on February 02, 2009, 02:54:28 AM
Gundam 00 S2 17 - Smirnov's son needs to just fucking die. I'm going to be pissed if the show ends with him alive. Anyways we are skipping another four months next episode.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on February 03, 2009, 09:35:17 AM
I am absolutely fn' loving Chrome Shelled Regios, lol. And the next episode we finally see how the squads fair against the Filth Monters.

Rideback is an interesting new series. You have to wonder how it will be after the races, with the whole war going on and such.

Asu no Yoichi is also great so far. Sure it's a echii comedy at times, but it does have some good fighting going for it.

Kurogane no Linebarrels is going good. I figured when his friend returned from the dead it'd be one of those situations where he was an enemy. Sad, but true.
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Post by: Eivion on February 03, 2009, 11:02:46 AM
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Rideback is an interesting new series. You have to wonder how it will be after the races, with the whole war going on and such.
That's where a lot of my current interest is. I'm waiting to see if and how the main character will get involved.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on February 14, 2009, 07:34:07 AM
I've been playing catch-up on stuff after a 2 week hiatus. As far Gundam )) goes, just watched 17 and of course they kill one of my favorite characters. The Orbital Elevator disaster was insane. Of course now that we're jumping ahead 4 months I fully expect another Memento Mori to show up.

Today I'll catching up on Birdy, Asu No Yoichi, Regios and Minami-ke.

James
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Post by: Eivion on February 14, 2009, 08:59:06 AM
Good to hear, its been so lonely the past week or so.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on February 14, 2009, 04:47:14 PM
Honestly, I also got mega sidetracked with all the hype for Kamen Rider DECADE. As well as looooong sessions of playing Shaiya

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on February 14, 2009, 06:19:41 PM
Still have to catch up on Chrome Shelled Regios but otherwise...

Asu No Yoichi Episode 5 - This show is growing on me. Maybe its all the fanservice or maybe its because Yu Minamoto seems to take cues from early Rumiko Takahashi and really, that is a good thing (as opposed to taking cues from modern Rumiko Takakhashi which would be really annoying). Yoichi gets asked out by a freshman. Ibuki, not wanting to let her jealousy show, volunteers to show Yoichi what to do on a date since he's never actually been off the mountain in 16 years. Comedy ensues. For the record, of the Ikaruga sisters,Chihaya is my favorite.

Tetsuwan Birsy DECODE 02 Episodes 3&4 - Tsutomu and his classmates investigate the refugees from the Roppongi disaster. There seems to be an underlying plot of people being kidnapped and being used for somethign sinister. Nataru goes to save to 2 kids, gets his ass kicked and then has Birdy come ot therescue before his big nasty superpower comes out. Then in the next episode the hunt for the criminals continues. Birdy confronts Nataru and Dusk about events in the past as well as Dusk's involvement in the Ryunka conspiracy. I get the feeling that Nataru might have an aspct of the Ryunka boinded tohim but that is just a theory. So far this season has been super deep for story. They definitely are teasing that Birdy is going to have to fight the female fugitive at some point. Be warned Hiroshi Tanahashi fans, in episode 3 the cute kid Marina unleashes the fury of the Sling Blade on a pack of bullies, thus giving us puro reference #1,000,000 in anime.

James
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Post by: Eivion on February 21, 2009, 11:55:50 PM
So last week I watched all of Space Pirate Mito and its second series Aoi & Mutsuki. Despite its goofy outlook and it could get strangely dramatic and managed to make it work most of the time, especially the second series.

Been watching Berserk this week and I have just finished it up today. Damn was it good. Makes me annoyed there isn't more anime wise.
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Post by: Eivion on February 22, 2009, 04:09:04 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-22/macross-frontier-film-tentatively-planned-for-fall
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on February 28, 2009, 09:03:44 PM
Gundam )) Season 2 Episodes 19 & 20 - C'mon, you knew she was gonna die didn't you? I mean its not like they even tried to hide the fact that Anew Returner was a Innovator. No clever disguise, no pretending to be a boy... NOTHING! Just cough this up as another reason to want Ribbons Almark dead. Of course Sumeragi seems to have peiced together how an Innovator spy ended up on Ptolemios II. But why has Nena Trinity gone batshit insane? Wang was finally backing Celestial Being (for what seemed ot be the wrong reasons mind you) and then Nena has to play friggin wild card insane chick? Provided, I can't believe Ribbons hasn't planned for something like this, y'know another Veda user gaining control of Veda. But now the question is... Whose side is batshit crazy Nena on?

I'm way behind on everything else. I've been on a huge Asian film kick lately (Sweet Jesus did I love 'Chocolate'. It was ten shades of awesome).  Did I mention that tvmihon releasing stuff hasn't helped either. It is not my fault that Kamen Rider DECADE is awesome!

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 01, 2009, 12:16:49 AM
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But why has Nena Trinity gone batshit insane? Wang was finally backing Celestial Being (for what seemed ot be the wrong reasons mind you) and then Nena has to play friggin wild card insane chick? Provided, I can't believe Ribbons hasn't planned for something like this, y'know another Veda user gaining control of Veda. But now the question is... Whose side is batshit crazy Nena on?
Eh, lets be honest here, the only Trinity who was ever sane was the eldest brother who died saving her. She has always been a wildcard batshit insane chick. It really was only a matter of time as she wasn't Wang's biggest fan after seeing her work with the Innovators who Ali was a part of. I am curious if she did that at someone's orders or if it was just bad timing on her part in finally turning on Wang then.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 01, 2009, 07:58:52 PM
Gundam 00 Season 2 Episode 21 - SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 02, 2009, 02:09:51 AM
Gundam 00 Season 2 Episode 21 - SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!

James
This episode left me so satisfied. *hee
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 02, 2009, 06:18:54 AM
Gundam 00 Season 2 Episode 21 - SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!

James
This episode left me so satisfied. *hee

I think the real title for the episode should be "Comeuppance!". 3 survivors from season 1 dead in one fell swoop. Between this and Sergei's death I fear for any character making it out alive 5 episodes from now.

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 02, 2009, 09:08:47 AM
Gundam 00 Season 2 Episode 21 - SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!

James
This episode left me so satisfied. *hee

I think the real title for the episode should be "Comeuppance!". 3 survivors from season 1 dead in one fell swoop. Between this and Sergei's death I fear for any character making it out alive 5 episodes from now.

James
I see Tiera and Lyle biting it out of CB.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 02, 2009, 07:47:08 PM
See, my predictions are Lockon 2.0, Allelujah/Hallelujah and Marie/Soma dying. Unless Princess Ishamil bites it so Setsuna can go berserk and finally off Ali.

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 05, 2009, 12:08:57 AM
Finally have a date on Hayate season two.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-05/hayate-the-combat-butler-2nd-season-titled-dated
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on March 06, 2009, 11:33:55 PM
Sheetmusic for one of my all time favorite songs, "Goodnight Julia"
http://ichigos.com/res/getfile.php?id=1257&type=pdf
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 12, 2009, 05:38:02 AM
So first off
Kamen no Maid Guy OVA went up, it's great! Funny as hell! Sadly still no confirmation on Season Two.

Gotta say... Chrome shelled Regios == Awesomeness.
That is all...

Sorry been neglecting this place. lol.

Been busy with work, and catching up on my anime! Regios, Asu no Youchi, Kurogane no Linebarrels, Gunam 00 S2, Toaru Majutsu no Index, Tales of Abyss, Tower of Druga Sword of uruk, Aikikan, SKip Beat, Torodora, MuntoTV, RideBack, Viper Creede,  Slayers-R Evolution, Regios, One Piece, Heroes Tales,
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 12, 2009, 06:58:13 AM
See my own anime viewing has been seriously curtailed due to the new toku season. Kamen Rider DECADE and Shinkenger have been really good so far. I also found an excellent sub of Kamen Rider AGITO (with the its movie) so that has eaten a good chunk of my time because... well... AGITO is freakin awesome and I get to see Rina Akiyama before she became the "Best Buttocks In Japan" and get to see her actually act.

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 14, 2009, 09:23:46 PM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Episode 22 - And so everything is coming otgether for the last 4 episodes. Innovator is just another word for Newtype and this final battle will be interesting. I imagine we will get 3 episodes of non-stop fighting followed by a full episode epilogue. I forsee many casualties but I'll be really upset if Sumeragi bites it. My Predictions:

Setsuna: Alive
Lockon: 50/50
Triera: Dead
Allelujah: Alive
Saji Crossroad: Alive
Soma/Marie: 50/50
Feldt: Alive
Sumeragi: Alive
Princess Ismail: Alive
Ali: Hopefully dead
Ribbons: DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!
Louise: Sadly dead
All The Test Tube Innovators: Dead

I mean this is Gundam series so some main characters are dying. Would they really kill 2 Lockons in onje series?

James 
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Post by: Eivion on March 16, 2009, 08:33:44 AM
They already took Lockon's woman, no reason for him to survive. He can die saving someone. For episode 23 no one big has died yet though we did get one name character death.

Oh and the review for the Dragonball movie is out:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/dragonball-evolution
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 19, 2009, 08:05:13 PM
Gundam 00 S2 Episode 23 - Wow! This was just a great action bonanza. Forget my live/die picks because atthis point it is a free for all. So just how many times dud they clone Bring Stabbity (best name EVER) anyway? I'm just sad Colasaur seems to have, y'know, bit it (this is Gundam, ther is always the chance he'll still be alive, just living out his years as an invalid at the end). So 2 episodes left (turns out it is slated for 25 episodes). Soon we will see if this goes in the 'Great Gundam' category or 'Crap Gundam' category, an ending can make or break a Gundam show/movie after all.

James 
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Post by: Eivion on March 20, 2009, 03:40:19 PM
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Bring Stabbity
Wait, that's actually his name, that is awesome. I didn't remember the last name for him.

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Forget my live/die picks because atthis point it is a free for all.
I think at the very least we are safe with the Triera pick.

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Soon we will see if this goes in the 'Great Gundam' category or 'Crap Gundam' category, an ending can make or break a Gundam show/movie after all.
Which Gundams were made or broken by the endings for you?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 25, 2009, 07:17:50 PM
GUNDAM 00 S2 Episode 24 - Wow, its like they went back and read Amuro Ray's death scene from the original Gundam novels. I mean that was some seriously cool shit that went down. It pretty much confirms my "Innovators are Newtypes" theory. Ali FINALLY got what was coming to him and Tieria achieved his true destiny with Veda. Now all that is left is one last throwdown between Ribbons and Setsuna and we are done, though I can't imagine that there isn't a movie or OVA follow-up already planned. With one episode left I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they don't screw it up.

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 25, 2009, 09:59:16 PM
You didn't answer my question.

Anyways I loved that last episode. I like what Aeolia's real plan was. The whole Innovator group being fakes was also an interesting reveal. Makes a lot of sense too when one considers Setsuna and the whole newtype deal he was doing, just way beyond anything the Innovades pulled off. Makes me wonder what Ribbons really is at this point now as it seems like it may not be actually possible for Innovades to become true Innovators.

Never read the original novel, but my brother has told me about what happened to Amruo and that is immediately where my thoughts went to when Setsuna pulled that off. It should please my elder brother when they finally start playing the second season in the US.

Not sure what they could do as a follow up though with that one final battle left.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 29, 2009, 06:42:05 AM
Well the last episode of Gundam 00 aired. I haven't watched it yet but there is already news for Gundam 00 Movie Edition for 2010.

I am shocked that Bandai/Sunrise is milking Gundam 00 for more money. Shocked I say

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 29, 2009, 10:08:48 AM
Probably just a rehash of the series like the older Gundam series.


Oh yeah, with the new season starting this week (technically it already has). Its time to see what your going to be watching or at least checking the first few episodes out of. Here is the line-up:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime-list.php?showdate=1&limit_to=100&sort=date&invertsort=1&showT=1&showM=1&showO=1&showN=1&showS=1

Here is what I'm watching (only going with stuff before May):
- Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (based off the manga, no set number of episodes)
- Hayate the Combat Butler!! (most excited for his and the above)
- Sengoku Basara (Never played the games, any here have?)
- Queen's Blade -Rurō no Senshi (should be fan service galore, mainly catching an episode or two because I enjoyed the last few anime I watched based on ero games, of course they all ended weakly no matter how decent they start off).
- Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom (I liked the idea in the original anime and have been hoping for a real series for a while now)
- Pandora Hearts
- Asura Cryin'
- Slap Up Party -Arad Senki-
- Valkyria Chronicles (never played the game only I'm too poor to afford a PS3)
- Tears to Tiara
- Shangri-La
- Natsu no Arashi!
- Guin Saga
- 07-Ghost

Maybes (I'll wait for others' opinions before I check out):
Sōten Kōro
Eden of The East

OVA/OAV/Movies/etc.:
xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki
Tsubasa: Shunraiki
Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari
Lupin III vs. Detective Conan
Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser

Ongoing stuff I'll still be watching:
One Piece (the current new arc looks and feels promising)
Hitman Reborn
Naruto Shippuuden
Chrome Shelled Regios
Sora Kake Girl


And Max, rejoice, Spice and Wolf II is set for the summer.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 29, 2009, 07:35:43 PM
Gundam 00 Season 2 Episode 25 (FINAL) - A happy yet still somewhat ambiguous ending, leaving it very open for either a new series or movie (though I agree the movie will more than likely be a recap movie). In the end we get Celestial Beingbeing the watchdog of humanity, making sure that humanity doesn't screw it all up again. Allelujah and Marie get a happy ending as do Saji and Louise. Glad to see Colasaur didn't die after all. Honestly, I'll be stunned if there isn't a follow-up of somekind to this, be it OVA or what have you simply because all the Gundams are trashed and we know Bandai is just itching to milk this for all its worth with new models. In the end Gundam 00 does not get the gas face. Makes up for how much I hated SEED and SEED Destiny. It might just be the best non-UC era Gundam story not named G Gundam.

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 30, 2009, 01:26:22 AM
I have it in my top 3 Gundam series along with the original and Zeta. I liked the ending quite a bit with CB continuing on as the watchdog of humanity as you so nicely put it. Also love Lyle finally making the full transition into a Gundam Meister.

With the way that ended and the title they gave for the movie next year I think it actually may not be recap. I agree with you, there are definitely plans to for more, especially with Billy working on a new suit. Its probably why they decided not to do another new series this year despite it being the 30th anniversary.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on April 01, 2009, 05:27:20 AM
As for the new shows:

I'll definitely be watching Shangri-la and Hayate!!. In the case of former, it will be the first GONZO produced show I've watched since Vandread: The Second Stage while the latter is Hayate the friggin Combat Butler with ll its wonderful comedy and love of Saint Seiya and like half-a-million oyther shows that came before it.

James
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Post by: Mini Kinniku Mike on April 04, 2009, 03:14:16 PM
Paradise Kiss is pretty awesome
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Post by: Eivion on April 04, 2009, 03:30:41 PM
So far I've watched Queen's Blade, Phantom, & Hayate II.

Queen's Blade might as well be a hentai which the sad thing is I hear they actually made it a bit worse than the actual ero game is. Surprised its showing on tv. Its not as terrible as reviews make it. Take away the fan service/hentai elements and its just average.

Phantom was decent, but not too strong. Felt a bit forced actually.

Hayate II started off ok. Not a strong episode, but still fun and the ending actually lead to something. It was more or less a re-introduction of the main cast. Looks like we will be seeing a new chracter next episode.
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Post by: Eivion on April 05, 2009, 10:16:34 AM
So I watched Asura Cryin and -Slap Up Party- Arad Senki last night.

Asura Cryin just introduced way too much in one episode. Didn't really get to absorb much or flesh anything out a little. I get the feeling its too short for the story its trying to tell and is rushing everything.

Arad Senki was nothing particularly special or new, but nothing terrible either. If I keep watching it it will likely be as a time waster, but an ok, potentially decent, one.
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Post by: Eivion on April 06, 2009, 03:24:18 PM
Watched more new stuff from the season last night.

Natsu No Arashi had the first actively bad episode of the season for me. The comedy was weak or or straight up unfunny. The time travel was done well though in terms of leaving nothing unsolved. Was also annoyed how we were just thrown into everything when you have a weird deal with two characters being able to travel through time. Really should have just showed us how the main characters met.

Sengoku Basara really didn't do much for me aside from the relationship between two fo mains who are always fighting.

Shangri-La was pretty decent and has an interesting set-up. This could be pretty good by its end.

Pandora Hearts was also pretty decent and left with the same feeling of high potential like the above. Both this and Shangri-La are probably the best of the new season thus far for me.

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood served more as an re-intro to most of the main cast from the original series with nothing new being shown expect one character who is already out of the picture by the end of the episode. Its the same fun comedy with everyone getting on poor Ed and his height problems along with a cool fight against an Ice Alchemist that last most the episode.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 06, 2009, 08:41:48 PM
Still catching up with last season of anime. However Spice and Wolf II can't wait...

Fullmetal, meh... maybe later. I've got such a list to go through right now lol.

Dragon Ball Kai just got it and watched it... great! For those unaware it's following the manga, without the fillers and stretchouts.
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Post by: Eivion on April 07, 2009, 03:03:05 PM
Its just nice to see your still around. You started any of the 09 series yet (maybe from January)?

Checked out Basquash, thught ti was pretty decent. Might continue to watch it though I'm not a sports anime fan.

Valkyria Chronicles was an ok introduction. The war and its reason are simple enough, but the characters and comedy delivers well enough so far. Action seems ok thus far though the real stuff starts the next episode by the looks of it.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 08, 2009, 07:53:22 AM
Hehe... 09 series's.. hmm.. have I? I'd have to go look lol. A few stand out that I'd like to see, Skinkaizer's remake for example.

I just finished Sword of Uruk and Kurogane lineBarrels, Torodora, no Index, SKipBeat, if that tells you anything about how far I'm along. lol. Working on Vipers Creed, Rideback, Aikiakan, Tales of the Abyss,  Birdy Decode 2, Gundam 00 S2, Soul Eater, and others I'm not mentioning right now I think.

i'll probably list a bit and thoughts on them and these new ones soon.

I work alot so I've been getting Series's in packs rather than episode by episode (with few exceptions, like i'll still watch one Piece weekly, and I'm waiting for it to hit where the Manga is just awesome right now)

I have got most of the new series's dl'd though.
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Post by: Eivion on April 08, 2009, 08:17:09 AM
Birdy Decode 2 sadly hasn't been subbed fully yet. Last subbed episode was 9.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 08, 2009, 10:02:51 PM
i've got up to 12, but I haven't checked the qulaity... and might be un-subbed for all I know. Will check when home.
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Post by: Eivion on April 09, 2009, 10:51:41 PM
Tears to Tiara was kind of meh. This first episode moved too slow. It really didn't introduce us to any of the characters.

07-Ghost was paced out better. Decent enough though I wish they gave some background on the actual world and its situation. Still a decent intro of the main character I suppose. One of the reviewers at ANN who reads the manga says it will get pretty good if they follow it.

Guin Saga was pretty interesting. Guin is pretty bad ass though the twins around him are a little annoying. I think I will be watching this one.
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Post by: Eivion on April 12, 2009, 02:52:18 PM
Eden of the East was an interesting one the way it started out with his guy who is likely a terrorist or assassin waking up w/o his memory and I believed abandoned by his organization.

Asura Cryin continued to move way too fast and just get a little confusing. Yeah they are trying to do too much with how little time they have.

Pandora Hearts is keeping up its good start with lots of craziness going on the second episodes and many questions of what the hell is going on being raised in a good way. this one has me excited.

Hayate no Gotoku !! episode 2 was a gone than the last with a new weird nun character being introduced.
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Post by: Mini Kinniku Mike on April 12, 2009, 10:01:32 PM
Fist of the North Star is pretty awesome.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 13, 2009, 07:52:23 AM
And so I start on the Spring 2009 set (and maybe some before that I just noticed in my queue).

Tayutama: Funny. Has a feel of Kannagi, my little goddess, and some others. But the story sounds interesting. I'll be watching it.

Guin Saga: Good so far. Something tells me those 'Saints' could have been interesting charactrs if they haven't already died during the cities burning. Guin himself must have a relation with the twins, or at least something to do with their future, giving how Renna acts around him. Should be interesting to see where this goes. Those knights were awesome before they were all slaughtered by Guin lol.

Phantom: Good premesis. I  hate the whole flash back thing without telling us you'll do it, but oh well.

Valkyria Chronicles: The fact that they consider him a spy from the get go is just funny. Esp since he goes along with them for awhile. And lo behold his sister's one of the enemy's bloodline I guess but not really. Nice tank! This could be an interesting series.

Eden of the EAst: oh boy... this show's pretty funny. Why the hell did that guy just give his pants lol... But yeah organization of some sort, whatever that phone's symbol is. Still looks interesting and a change in pace from recent series.

Pandora Hearts: This is interesting. I singled out Gilbert as someone to turn on him (due to the way he's drawn it just fit) go figure something took him over. Not sure if the first segment of the series was the past or the future. This is interesting, that's for sure.

Shin Mazinger Shougeki Z: Well I was hoping for some sort of mech series this season. We got this... which really isn't that bad. I love the music, always have on shows like this, Gaiking, GoGaiGar, ect.

Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S: Well this is interesting series I'll surely be following. It's a bit like Zero no Tsukami in a way.

Hatsukoi Limited: Funny.

Queen's Blade: Fighting to decide the queen, although the title sounds more like you'd be the queen's 'blade', not the queen. oh well I didn't write the title. Series has some good action and reminds me a bit of Claymore (wonder when 2nd season starts). Series reminds you of Sisters of Welber too, at least to me. Looks pretty good, probably could do without the need of nudity, but oh well.

Slap-up part Arad Senki: Seems like a good show. Demons/goblins, swordsmanship and good gun firing. Heh.

Well that's those series's first episodes down for now.
There are some others but I haven't watched them yet.



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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 17, 2009, 10:34:28 PM
Just watched Naussica: Of the Valley of The Wind. Not nearly as good as Princess Monoke, but it was still quite good.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 22, 2009, 06:47:53 AM
Still catching up on other series and the new ones. I'll go with thoughts on the second (and third) episodes on the new season's series and recent of some others.
Also... wth hell are they censoring QUEEN's BLADE!? ... oh wait, only some networks are, AT-X is still godly.

Regios: Without a doubt I love this series and can not wait until they all have to face the Filth Monsters and the Heaven's Blade too.

Sora o Kakeru Shoujo: At first I wasn't sure about this series, but got into it and enjoying it a lot. Just finished ep 11 which looks to be a change to the story or at least the direction with her sister being culted over to the other side.

Tayutama: Go figure she gets accepted into the Flawless boarding school, but you had to expect they'd figure out she's not human, just didn't think it'd be that fast lol.

Valkyria Chronicles: That tank sure can fight.Defend the city by theirselves and all. Figures they'd end up in the Militia after the whole town watch guard thing. Welkien's quite the leader. Driving a tank under water to sneak attack the enemy, NICE.

Eden of the EAst: Oh boy this is a funny series. Looks like this agency thing is a assassin guild of some sort. I liked where the officer just pointed his gun 'bang' at the two guys and then unfortunately the innocent bystander. Just call in a order for killings, heh.

Hatsukoi Limited: So confusing. Misao likes Arihara, Arihara likes Zaitsu. Zaitsu likes Yamamoto. So I guess to round it out, Yamamoto likes Misao, just not yet... lol.

Queen's Blade: Looks like the story revolves around not just Leina and List but also Tomoe and Shizuka

Slap-up part Arad Senki:
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on April 24, 2009, 05:19:20 PM
What nothing to say about Arad Senki?

Regios has been my favorite series of 09 so far sans Zoku Natsume Yujin-cho.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 29, 2009, 08:46:46 AM
Haha I liked Slap-up, but the episodes weren't out when I watched the second ones of allt he above series. Regios has quickly became a favorite, and is in my top ten list entirely. :)
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 13, 2009, 07:37:35 PM
So anyone have any favorites from the new season so far?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 16, 2009, 08:07:13 PM
So the motherboard getting fried really screwed up my anime watching. But now the good computer is back at full power so I've been going download crazy. Every season there is a show that chamrs the pants oof of me. Lasty season there were actually 2 such shows (Kannagi and HYAKKO). Thisseason the show of choice fo me is K-On!.

A nice simple story about 4 High School girls who form their schools Light Music Clu (seriously, just call it Rock Improv). Really fun characters and some nice catchy opening and ending songs.

I'm debating whther to start watching Asura Cryin', 07 Ghost and Requiem For The Phantom. Each sounds intriguing but I don't want ot get bogged down by too much stuff as I still have to catch-up on Shangri-la and if you think I won't watch Dragonball KAI then you forgot that I worship the divine genius of Akira Toriyama!

James


Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 18, 2009, 09:43:01 AM
Haven't checked out K-On, but if your saying it has a charm similar to Kannagi and Hyakko I might have to check it out.

Wouldn't recommend Asura Cryin. Moves a bit too fast and the story was just never a particularly worthwhile one. Nothing too interesting character wise either.

07-Ghosts is ok though it feels like its moving slowly.

Phantom has been good thus far, go ahead and check it out.

Oh and for those who have watched the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya it does seem like the replay they are doing in Japan right now is airing new episodes with the old.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-17/2009-haruhi-tv-run-8th-episode-listed-as-new-episode


So this is more of a video game question, but does any here play the Gundam games that come out over here?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Code Green on May 18, 2009, 06:30:23 PM
Just started watching Macross: Frontier on Veoh. Five episodes in, and it's awesome. I was a kid when the original Macross series was on TV, and we all loved it. It's fun revisiting this world as I start to watch anime for the first time (well, since Macross and Starblazers back in the day).

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/animation/watch/v16241929qKAHD52n


Last night, I watched BLOOD: The Last Vampire. The version I saw on Veoh didn't have any subs for the Japanese, though there's quite a bit of English of course -- it wasn't a problem. Beautiful animation. A wonderful concept. I thought the story was a bit compressed and would like to have seen more.


Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 19, 2009, 09:56:37 AM
So, why has it taken you so long to start watching anime again?

And check out Blood+. Its an adaption of the BLOOD: The Last Vampire. Its a pretty good series.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Code Green on May 19, 2009, 10:24:41 AM
So, why has it taken you so long to start watching anime again?

 *gloom  Good question.  I have been meaning to take it up for years.  My brother has lots of stuff he's been throwing my way, like COWBOY BEBOP, OUTLAW STAR, WITCH HUNTER ROBIN, other Robotech, and a lot more -- but I seemed to have a mental block about it.  I guess I have just spent so much time watching rasslin that I have forgotten about the rest of the entertainment world.   *crazy

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And check out Blood+. Its an adaption of the BLOOD: The Last Vampire. Its a pretty good series.

Good to know.  I was vaguely aware of it, but now I will seek it out. 

Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 19, 2009, 08:23:24 PM
Well it is hard to focus on all of it. All of those other anime your brother mentioned are certainly worth a watch. Hope you give them a shot.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 21, 2009, 07:21:22 AM
Witch Hunter Robin... that's a goldgem there :)

As for me... got loppsided in my viewing schedule. Caught up to One Piece episode 401, and maybe the third ep of most of the new series lol. I've been watching two series I hadn't caught till now, Get Backers, and another called Kekkaishi.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 21, 2009, 09:06:09 AM
Ah, both of those are pretty fun. Been reading the manga of Kekkaishi actually, continuing from where the series ends.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: UnstableProtagonist on May 21, 2009, 09:36:41 AM
Here's another recommendation: Cardcaptor Sakura. It was aired on the WB for a brief time and it was quite entertaining.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 22, 2009, 07:54:56 AM
For those who haven't heard a NEW episode of Haruhi aired during the re-run of the old series. It is available for d/l via seeral fansubbers. Intersting ot note that it takes chronologiaclly that it would in the course of the novels.

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 22, 2009, 09:47:58 AM
Mentioned the news about new episodes airing with the old ones in order earlier though most probably missed it. Have you seen the new episode yet?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 22, 2009, 11:48:08 AM
Mentioned the news about new episodes airing with the old ones in order earlier though most probably missed it. Have you seen the new episode yet?

Yeah I watched it. Very low key episode but it helps to answer a few questions dealing with Haruhi's affection for Kyon.

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 30, 2009, 08:54:50 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/one-piece-newest-episode-leaked-before-japan-debut
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/funimation-cancels-one-piece-simulcast

So any opinions?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 30, 2009, 09:59:52 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/one-piece-newest-episode-leaked-before-japan-debut
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/funimation-cancels-one-piece-simulcast

So any opinions?

I knew something like this would eventually happen. I just didn't think it would happen this quick.

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on May 30, 2009, 10:30:12 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/one-piece-newest-episode-leaked-before-japan-debut
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/funimation-cancels-one-piece-simulcast

So any opinions?

I knew something like this would eventually happen. I just didn't think it would happen this quick.

James
It was bound to happen, but it really didn't have to happen now. Reading through the posts of that topic it was pretty much Funimation's own fault as they had little to no protection of their stream and put them up earlier than necessary. This already happened once or twice before with Phantom, it just didn't make such noise. They should have tried to improve their security when it it happened then.

Hopefully Funimation's screw up and someone being a prick doesn't keep other companies from continuing to stream anime. Also hope Toei doesn't remove any of their other stuff.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 01, 2009, 09:47:38 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/one-piece-newest-episode-leaked-before-japan-debut
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-30/funimation-cancels-one-piece-simulcast

So any opinions?
Sucks. But see why they would get in some crap over this. I was excited about streaming it rather than torrent lol. Turns out Funmation also cracked down on some subgroups, and Bakaupdates as well which was forced to remove One Piece along with a ton of other titles.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 27, 2009, 01:16:03 AM
Wow so many series's have finished... and im on ep 3 of most of em'. lol. Gotta astop dl'n full older series to watch them.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on June 27, 2009, 09:47:58 AM
There are still a decent number that are still going. Still, it does feel like there were more series ending at 11-13 this season than last year.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on June 30, 2009, 04:54:59 AM
So finally watched the new Haruhi episo2 (downlading 3 right now). 2 slice of life episodes in a row. Not that I'm complaining because any new Haruhi is good Haruhi, though I don't remember Mikuru being that much of a klutz in the previous series. I know the new episodes are supposed to fit in th chronology a specific way (like this episode taking place after episode 13) but does thismean that they will re-release Haruhi on DVD with the new episodes?

Things to ponder...

Favorite Moment From Ep 2: Yuki in the frog costume.

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on June 30, 2009, 10:29:35 AM
There is a bit more to the second new episode. You will see when you watch the third one.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 04, 2009, 09:34:46 AM
LAst ep of Eden  was 11, that I have. Did it go more than that? I'm on ep 4 so far lol...
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on July 04, 2009, 03:55:45 PM
There are only 11 episodes of Eden. There will be two movies showing later this year to finish it off. First one is more than likely a recap though.

And just some news, Funimation licensed World Destruction and Sengoku Basara. They also managed to get most of the English cast for for Slayers series over here if yo9u ever watched it in dub form.

The Eureka 7 movie will also be playing in 300-400 NA theaters Sept. 15. Its a completely different story from the series.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 04, 2009, 04:15:39 PM
New Haruhi Episode 4 - More of the same as episodes 2 & 3 but I really get the feeling that it all boils down to the homework. I dont think Haruhi actually finished it and thus has summer repeating in the hopes she will get one more day to polish it off... of course I could be totally wrong. All I have to say about this story is that I feel so bad for Yuki.

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 05, 2009, 05:42:02 PM
*AHEM*

Attetnion to all my fellow anime watchers...

Go Watch CANAAN  episode 1...

NOW!

It is that good...

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on July 06, 2009, 12:57:52 AM
Thought it was alright, but I wasn't horribly impressed.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on July 06, 2009, 05:37:54 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-07-06/i.g-confirms-license-of-jin-roh-live-action-rights

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 10, 2009, 07:45:16 AM
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya Ep.15 (New Episode 5) - I get the feeling I've seen this somewhere before... a New Clue!

Zan Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei - Words cannot describe my joy at a new Zetsubo Sensei anime. As always, the jokes are fast and furious. This series might even be more subversive than the last one...

I just got Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 and will be giving that a spin...

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 17, 2009, 07:33:34 AM
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya Ep. 16 (New Episode 6) - AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 - Not sure what to think of this. I mean it wasn't ad and you know what was going to happen. I'm just not crazy about the character designs as they make everyone look like caricatures of anime characters as opposed to looking like more realistic humans drawn for anime

James.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on August 02, 2009, 10:58:50 PM
So I finally finished Chromeshelled Regios. Easily one of my top five or top ten series of all time.
I hated the way it ended though, so they better give a second season announcement soon. They have all twelve out now. And the reveal that there is something else driving the bugs and whatnot. It needs more... closure.

Started catching up on various series that I haven't finished. But also started Needless. Damn I love this show!
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 03, 2009, 07:25:05 AM
CANAAN continues to be bad ass. It might be the best new show of the season. Of course since NO ONE seems to e subbing the COBRA TV series I can't very well make a judgement on that.

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 was a real letdown as far as its first episodes go and the fact that its got some really ugly character designs doesn't help it. I need to catchup on Sora No Manimani since the first episode charmed the pants off me.

As for Haruhi.... AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHH!
Seriously though, I do like the little touches but I really expected this to be over by now. I suspect episode 9 will finally resolve all this since it is 'Endless Eight' and the arc started with episode 2 for the new season. You really can't say they aren't following the book to a tee though...

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 04, 2009, 02:08:49 AM
This Endless Eight arc has been instilling a horribly large amount of hatred in me.

Not as big on CANAAN as you though I do enjoy it a fair amount.

Right now my favorite show of the season is Bakemonogatari.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on August 07, 2009, 05:52:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PIaA_h9m0g

Anyone seen this? Any good?

Loved the original oav but never saw the tv version
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on August 08, 2009, 06:19:42 PM
didn't realise just how out of the modern anime loop I am until today

Went to a local anime convention on a whim today, something i've never done before and like 99% of the shows I saw were stuff i've never even heard of

Only merchendise I recognised characters from was Coyboy Bebop, Bleach, Akira, Tenchi Muyo & Death Note and i've never actually watched Death Note.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 09, 2009, 11:40:06 PM
Yes, I do recall the SC members who followed anime generally not caring for the current scene. You ever thought of giving any of the more pimped shows from recent years a try?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on August 10, 2009, 10:13:47 PM
Yes, I do recall the SC members who followed anime generally not caring for the current scene.

Well, if by that you mean me & Daishikaze then yes

Anyways, not even sure what most of the highly pimped shows of late would be. Used to go to ANN all the time but outside of the buried treasure column I never pay any attention to anything thear anymore for example...
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 11, 2009, 10:34:39 AM
There was/is more than just you and Daishikaze, its just that you two (along with myself) were probably the most into it.

You could probably find a top rated list or something for each year if you looked around as far recent stuff goes. I'm sure J.H. or myself could also make some suggestions based around what you generally like in your anime.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 11, 2009, 10:51:52 AM
Not sure of your exact taste FLIK but here is a...

Quick List Of Stuff I Recommend

Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei (and its sequels)
Macross FRONTIER
Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE (and DECODE 02)
HYAKKO
K-ON!
Kannagi
Gundam 00
CANAAN
Tytania
MAJOR
Astro Fighter Sunred
REAL DRIVE
Ghost Hound
Jigoku Shojo (and its sequels)

Not sure how you've been out of the loop either so not sure how far back I should go so I stuck tothe last 2-3 seasons...

James



Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 11, 2009, 08:41:52 PM
Its over... ENDLESS EIGHT IS FINALLY OVER!

Sweet jesus, that was frustrating. At least my theory proved correct. Seriously, this should've been like a feature length movie, I think it would've played better in a 2 hour format than 4. Well, there are 5 new episodes left, let's see where they take us...

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 11, 2009, 10:51:59 PM
They are creators horrible bastards for that arc.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on August 12, 2009, 08:19:30 AM
There was/is more than just you and Daishikaze, its just that you two (along with myself) were probably the most into it.

Well, I meant he was the only one besides myself that seemed to prefer the older stuff

Not sure of your exact taste FLIK but here is a...

Not sure how you've been out of the loop either so not sure how far back I should go so I stuck tothe last 2-3 seasons...

As far as taste go, big into anything from Leiji Matsumoto (Harlock, Galaxy Express, etc), Tomino (Original UC Gundam shows, Dunbine, Ideon), anything Studio Ghibli, Votoms, Urusei Yatsura (prob my fav tv show ever), Tenchi, Key The Metal Idol, Patlabor, Slayers, Bebop, Excell Saga, Lupin, Azumanga, Crusher Joe, Crayon Shin Chan, etc...

So mainly action/mech war shows and whacky comedies. Ocasionally dig some slice of life type stuff that isn't particularly about anything.

As far as keeping up with new shows go, i'm probably a few years out of the loop.

I've seen a few things here and thear that I think came out not too long ago tho.
I enjoyed Getbackers, Piano No Mori, Samurai Champloo (tho it sorta draged by the end), Shingu, Flag, Vexille.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 12, 2009, 08:40:38 AM
Check out Gintama and Hayate no Gotoku. Also might want to watch Macross Frontier.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 12, 2009, 08:45:26 AM
Yeah then you NEED to see Macross FRONTIER as it is truly awesome. Gundam 00 is also really good and not merelya retread of Gundam W like everyone seemed to peg it as (mainly because OO's story is way deeeper and has logical progression. It also has protagonists I like). As far as the comedies go, HYAKKO is wild fun and K-ON! brings the cute. But really for crazy comedy with a sorta Urusei Yatsura vibe then Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei is the way to go.

Since you are a fellow Matsumoto f then I might recommend Tytania. Its not by Matsumoto but the pacing of it is excellent and gives off that good space opera vibe.

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 12, 2009, 08:49:54 AM
Yeah going off of FLIK's list, I actually don't think Hyakko, K-ON, or Kannagi would be up his ally.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on August 13, 2009, 07:42:36 AM
Have any good cop shows come out in a while, action or comedy? That's also something I usually dig.

Since you are a fellow Matsumoto f then I might recommend Tytania. Its not by Matsumoto but the pacing of it is excellent and gives off that good space opera vibe.

You had me at Matsumoto like...

Started watching Sexy Commando since i've had it sitting on my hard drive forever and when i'm done i'll give that one a look. So far this show seems to be a weird mish mash of Ping Pong Club & Cromartie High with a martial arts theme http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=804

As for Macross Frontier, is it necessary or atleast helpful to have seen any of the previous series? I've always wanted to get into that franchise but just never got around to it so the only things i've ever seen were the 4 part Macross Plus OAV and the "Lovers Again" movie.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 13, 2009, 07:54:16 AM
The show stands alone by itself with most of the references to past series being small things done more for fun than anything super important to the story itself.

Also never seen it myself, but you might want to check out Galaxy Railways. My brother is also a Leiji Matsumoto fan, and he seemed to be quite fond of the series.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on August 13, 2009, 08:11:33 AM
Yeah, allready seen it. Liked the 1st season better then the 2nd but both Galaxy Railways were really good, the OAV too.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 13, 2009, 08:23:12 AM
Just stay away from DAI YAMATO. Matsumoto really struck out with his Yamato rturn. Now we are all awaiting for Nishizaki's new Yamato movie...

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 13, 2009, 11:18:46 AM
As for Macross Frontier, is it necessary or atleast helpful to have seen any of the previous series? I've always wanted to get into that franchise but just never got around to it so the only things i've ever seen were the 4 part Macross Plus OAV and the "Lovers Again" movie.

You're going to make me break out the Macross timeline from DVDVR aren't you?

"Lover's Again" is the Macross II OVA series that was done with Kawamori , Mikimoto and Izabuchi. Basically the original Macross creative team. It is considered an alternate timeline to the original Macross and has no bearing on any of the actual timeline sequels. The nice thing about FRONTER is that the first 6 episodes open with recap histories explaining how mankind got to where it is at. FRONTIER takes place 40 years after the events of the original Macross aka Space War I. FRONTIER is bad ass. It was my pick for best show of 08. Everythign about it is just about spot on perfect...

James


 
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on August 13, 2009, 01:21:23 PM
Not as big on it as James, but it certainly was one of the better 08 series.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on September 01, 2009, 06:31:57 PM
So finished Sexy Commando Club last week. The fact that each ep is like 7-8 mins made it pretty easy to get through all 50 of em. Really funny series though I couldn't help but feel a little disapointed. Wish it would have lasted longer just beacause it seemed like there was potential for a lot more cool stories but at the same time it probably ended at the right time if they were just going to keep doing more of the same. Again the closest show I could probably compare it to would be Cromartie High

After this i'm gonna delve back into Urusei Yatsura for a bit (up to ep 118) then check out Tytania which I just fin downloading
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on September 14, 2009, 11:37:10 PM
So a year after it came out I finally got to see Ponyo and boy, it was really disapointing. Not a BAD movie but easily the weakest movie Miyazaki's made in my eyes and the 2nd worst one in Ghibli history after the one his son put out.

Feels like Miyazaki looked at Tales From Earthsea with all it's weird, non sensical poorly explained plot points and was like, shit i'll show the kid how it's done, I can do WAY worse then that. He failed, but yeah, really feels like that's what he was aiming for. And there's not even the excuse of having to fit in a bunch of stuff from the a book series, he just came up with all this from scratch.

Started Tytania, few eps in and liking it so far. Feels a lot more like Irresponsible Capt Tylor minus the comedy then anything Matsumoto's done though...

Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on September 15, 2009, 08:22:26 AM
I'm currently working on catching up my collection again... Harddrive was forced to be reformateddue a badass virus.
If you ever see 'wiwow32.exe' and 'lms.sys' running side by side, watch out. Along with some others, this thing is dastardly.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: FLIK on September 20, 2009, 10:45:00 PM
Heh, i've watched far too many Tomino shows, finished Tytania and found myself disapointed by the low body count. Too used to seeing the Gundams & Ideons of the anime world whear the hero mows through army leader after leader on their way defeating the big bad guy in the end in a giant climactic battle. Instead this show kind of ended just as the big war was getting under way with 1 of the 5 big don megas going down so I found myself wanting more which in and of itself isn't a bad thing but looking into it there isn't any more. No manga, no plans for a sequal and the original story was told in a series of books which haven't had a new one come out since 1991 and aren't translated into English anyways.

Bullshit complaining about what the story wasn't aside, the show was still very good for what they did and I enjoyed it a good deal.

No clue what show i'm going to start next.
Still looking for suggestions for any good cop shows that've come out in the past few years.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 21, 2009, 02:27:03 AM
I'll take this opportunity to pimp Birdy The Mighty DECODE again. It is sci-fi/action/cop show all rolled into one!

James
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 01, 2009, 06:44:58 PM
If you've got membership at crunchyroll, I suggest checking out Fairy Tale.  Magic + Bufoonery = TEH FUNNAYZ~!  Wasn't sure what I was going to think of it at first, but by the end of episode 2, I was on-board.  Now, I stay up late once a week to catch the "simulcast"
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 04, 2009, 01:53:43 AM
OK, if you like screwball anime, check out Gintama!  They shatter the "4th wall" and rape kayfabe (..."Isn't this a bit much, even for a special two part episode?")

My favorite episode so far has been this one, where they reference a TON of dorama and even Inspector Conan...Kagura even busts out with a Yukie's Yankumi "Who am I?  I am their homeroom teacher!" (more or less)

http://www.crunchyroll.com/media-510106/gintama-30/

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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 04, 2009, 10:28:38 PM
Gintama is great! The Wii parody episodes were fantastic!

Still, I'm declaring Shin Mazinger Shougeki Z-Hen! The BEST show of the year!

What Imagawa did for Yokoyama (i.e. GO WATCH GIANT ROBO) he does again for Go Nagai (i.e. WATCH THIS SHOW!)

James
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 05, 2009, 01:14:34 PM
Gintama is great! The Wii parody episodes were fantastic!

Still, I'm declaring Shin Mazinger Shougeki Z-Hen! The BEST show of the year!

What Imagawa did for Yokoyama (i.e. GO WATCH GIANT ROBO) he does again for Go Nagai (i.e. WATCH THIS SHOW!)

James

Chotto, chotto...there's a new Mazinger?  DROP SOME LINKAGE LESSTHANTHREE ON ME STAT!!!!
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 26, 2009, 08:07:23 AM
Fuck A Duck! Ther was a hyakko OVA and no one told me?

Bad news is... its only 10 minutes long. Good news is... it is still NEW HYAKKO!

I miss the hell out of this show and wish there was a second season...

James
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 26, 2009, 09:14:46 PM
Holy crap that Sakura/Chiyo vs Sasori fight from Naruto Shippuden was INCREDIBLE!
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 27, 2009, 12:12:02 AM
Believe it or don't...the manga version was better.

Oh, and check out Book of Bantorra on Crunchyroll.com the first story arc is actually pretty deep for only 4 episodes and it seamlessly transitions into the next arc....not since Yukie Nakama's "Untouchable" have I awaited the next episode with baited breath.  Good stuff, on the real!
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Post by: Makabe Sword Justice on November 27, 2009, 05:06:23 AM
I have so much anime I need to catch up on, but the latest ones I'm watching/assembling are Galaxy Angel X (final season, booooo...yeah, I know there's a Galaxy Angel II but it's worse than monkey crap-expensive too!) and Gundam 00. I'd list what I've seen over the years but that will be an impossibly long list and I will forget a lot of titles.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 27, 2009, 09:57:21 AM
Believe it or don't...the manga version was better.

Oh, and check out Book of Bantorra on Crunchyroll.com the first story arc is actually pretty deep for only 4 episodes and it seamlessly transitions into the next arc....not since Yukie Nakama's "Untouchable" have I awaited the next episode with baited breath.  Good stuff, on the real!

I've read the manga version. Both are fuxing awesome saucerz. Masashi Kishimoto is so incredible at writing fights. They're never similar, they always have amazing little surprises you don't even see til he reveals, innovative spots, emotion, psychology, and all kinds of great stuff that are perfectly executed in anime/manga form.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Stone Cold Amigo on November 27, 2009, 07:44:52 PM
So, I saw this in the "Wild Mass Guessing" section at TVtropes:

Quote
The Straw Hats will fight the other nine Supernovas

Think of it in terms of numbers. There are eleven supernovas, minus Luffy and Zoro makes nine; there are nine straw hat members now. An epic battle seems not too far off.
•Luffy will fight Kid.
•Zoro will fight Killer.
•Nami will fight Jewelry Bonney.
•Robin will fight Bege.
•Franky will fight Apoo.
&#9702;No way. Brook vs Apoo, and we'll get to see more of the former's music-based powers in the process. Brook has also landed on an island associated with Apoo's people in the recent separation arc.
•Sanji will fight Law's Nakama, Bepo the karate bear, even though he's not a Supernova but still Bad Ass  (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BadAss)

and it got me thinking. It's not bad, but he's kind of wrong in some parts, here's how I think it'd go down:

1. Luffy VS Kidd:
 -The Set-up: Well, this is is pretty obvious. Kidd is sort of a evil counterpart to Luffy, as in, both are the "Red Oni" to Zoro and Law's "Blue Oni", both have bounties over 300,000, their first mates are also Supernovas, both want to be Pirate King, etc. However, Kidd is much more violent and agitated then Luffy's happy-go-lucky nature, slaughtering those who laugh at him, rather then Luffy's apathy.
  -The Fight: Pretty usual standard Luffy fight, but some highlights might be Kidd revealing that back on the Shabody Archipelago, he disabled that Pacifista, and using his Magnetic powers, manipulates it to fight Luffy. In the end, Kidd does the huge junk arm thing, Luffy uses Gear Third, and Luffy's Gigant Pistol breaks past the metal fist, and into Law.

2. Zoro VS Law:
 -The Set-up: Now, logic would dictate that Zoro would be paired up with Killer, his counterpart off the Kidd Pirates, but as said earlier, both he and Law serve as the "Blue Oni". Also, Law is technically a Swordsman as well, a unconventional one and a Devil's fruit user, but Zoro himself has fought those like that, as Mr. 1 or perhaps Kaku springs to mind. Besides, it is different then what most expect, and who knows, perhaps Law is a good Swordsman as well.
  -The Fight: Law, in the first part of the fight, stays on top off Zoro, who is confused by Law's Devil Fruit's power, until he realizes he can attack Law in his circle, resetting the power. Zoro then rushes in, and directly engages Law in a sword fight, starting to win, until Law does that hand-held thing he did with the Pacifista, a compact and more stronger version of the circle, swapping Zoro's body parts with debris, starting to win again. However, Zoro finds that he can still do Asura even in his state, doing a modified version called "Ravana", as his body has much more arm-like objects then, as seen here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Ravana.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Ravana.jpg), slicing through the circle, and defeating Law with a modified version of "Makyûsen"

3. Nami VS Bonney
 -The Set-up: Yeah yeah, I know, the "Designated Girl Fight", but hey, some things just stand out anyways. Besides, Bonney's odd non-necessarily hand-to-hand Devil's Fruit power goes well with Nami's Clima-Tact, I guess, as neither seem to do much fist fighting.
  -The Fight: Truth be honest, I can't think of how Bonney exactly fights, but I'd say the Wind Knot-enhanced Perfect Clima-Tact sends Bonney into a massive tornado, sending her crashing into the ground in defeat.

4. Usopp VS Urouge
 -The Set-Up: Although Bounties aren't a true indicator of strength, Urouge's bounty of the Supernovas is the weakest, and Usopp is the weakest of the Straw Hat crew, and while Urouge has plenty of brute strength, but perhaps not in the brains, Usopp is the opposite of him.
  -The Fight: This one is mostly Usopp freaking the Hell out because he's up against a Supernova, and someone very strong, to boot. But, as Usopp tries to flee, he knows that this battle is too important to run out on, and he needs to be brave. Coming back as Sogeking, he then finds that after using a Star, Urouge isn't too bright, and is easily tricked. Although, he gets the occasional smash by Urouge, Usopp's determination allows him to keep going, as he then lures Urouge into a trap, and then showers Urouge with Fire Stars upon Fire Stars, accidentally setting Urouge on fire, as he then runs around in terror, then passing out from the lack of Oxygen and the pain of the burns, leaving Usopp very puzzled, but ecstatic.

5. Sanji VS Killer
 -The Set-up: Now, normally Sanji fights the martial artist types, but none of the non-Straw Hats Supernovas really fit that bill. However, Killer is quite acrobatic, and throws some kicks, traits of Sanji. Also, like Kidd to Luffy, Killer is the evil counterpart to Zoro, Sanji's friend and rival. And also, with the hand scythes, I'm not even sure Killer is really a Swordsman.
  -The Fight: Sanji bemoans the fact that is he is out of his element, but Killer launches off a attack or two that Zoro uses, making Sanji realize that he's a mix of Martial Arts, and Swordsplay. It's a close fight, with Sanji getting cut up pretty bad and Killer's mask and a hand blade cracked, until Killer goes for a move similar to the 108 Pound Cannon, and with Sanji knowing how to dodge it, attacks with a barrage of Diable Jambe kicks, inflaming Killer, and defeating him with Sanji commentating that if he can beat him, he can beat Zoro, if the need arises.

6. Chopper VS Hawkins
 -The Set-up: Now, THIS is probably the one that's going to get some weird looks, but Chopper is quite strong when he needs to be, and Chopper does have a fear of the Supernatural, i.e. Hawkins' odd powers. Besides, Hawkins himself doesn't seem to physically powerful, as it's his Devil Fruit's that makes him a damage sponge. For all we know, his huge bounty could be from assassination of powerful figures via Voodoo mo-jo.
  -The Fight: It starts with Hawkins commenting that it is a "Strange and uncertain day" with Chopper freaking out. It starts with Hawkins on the move, using his sword while Chopper dodges it, too scared to attack until somebody points out that it's a Devil Fruit's power. Encouraged, Chopper powers up, making Hawkins somewhat nervous, but then allows Chopper to pound on him, now stronger because he found a substance on the Bird Island that enhances the Rumble Balls. However, Hawkins is doing the Voodoo Dolls thing onto the rest of the Straw Hats, hurting them, until Chopper realizes the truth. With Hawkins saying that his power is almost Logia-powerful if used right, and Chopper doesn't stand a chance, Chopper suddenly uses the flight power he learns from the Birds to complete the circle of Rudolph shout-outs, steals the Voodoo dolls, and then breaks them, putting all the pain back onto Hawkins. Now in much pain, Hawkins turns into the Scarecrow form, making him much powerful but makes him more vulnerable to pain. On his last Rumble Ball, Chopper evades Hawkins' attack, and catches him with a big flurry of Heavy and Arm Point attacks, flooring Hawkins, as everybody stands in awe of Chopper beating someone like Hawkins.

7. Robin VS Apoo
 -The set-up: Well, both have weird Paramecia Devil's Fruit powers, and Robin's cold demeanor reflects Apoo's eccentric nature. also, it could also be that Apoo's long arms render him immune to bone breaking, and also revealing him to be double-jointed in most places, making it harder elsewhere on his body.
  -The Fight: Robin is able to dodge Apoo's higher-pitched attacks, until Apoo starts making it more Bass, thus harder for Robin to hear. Also, when trying to break his body, Apoo reveals his flexibility, and strong arms. However, after some cymbal slashes, Apoo mistakenly thinks Robin is done, and goes for a Saxophone blast, until Robin directs it into his face, and makes Appo try his Drum power, but compresses his ribs, making it implode, critically wounding Apoo. Afterwords, Robin finishes Apoo of by breaking Apoo's weakened arms, an act that is considered worse then death for the Longarms, and disables Apoo's powers then.

8. Frank VS Bege
  -The Set-Up: Franky and Bege are quite different: Franky is about 7 feet tall, compared to the slightly smaller-then-normal Bege. Franky dresses very skimpily and is loud and bombastic, compared to Bege who dresses to the nine's, and is calm and cool. But, both are heavily armored, either by being a Cyborg, or a odd Devil's Fruit.
  -The Fight: It's revealed that when Franky tries for some hand-to-hand with Bege, that his hands contain spear battalions, making his hands completely bladed, along side all the guns and cannons. as such, this is more of a shoot-out with Bege displaying that almost every body part of his contains some sort of weapon or armor, while Franky is enhanced and fortified in some places he wasn't prior via the new Vegapunk technology. In the end, after much gunfire, actual fire, and such, Franky discoverers a failsafe on Bege, that discharges all his forces out if him just on case, in his left eye. Doing so, Bege is forced to spit out all his forces inside of him, leaving him open for a Strong Hammer, K.O.
ing him.

9. Brook VS Drake
 -The Set-up: In some ways, Brook and Drake are quite alike. Both are Swordsman, both used to work for the World Government, Drake a Rear Admiral, Brooke a Captain of a Assault Team, both are Devil's Fruit users, and both have a gentlemanly aura around them. Of course, while Drake is slower then brook, he has more brute strength.
  -The Fight: Brook challenges Drake to just fight with his Sword alone, making it a true duel, with Drake's slow-but powerful swings unable to hit Brook, but Brook's fast-but-weak strikes are blocked by Drake's massive Cutlass, but both do get some pokes and scrapes against one another. However, Drake then admits then with just swords, they really can't hit each other very much, but that's about to change, as he transform into his half-human half-T Rex. form. But Brook reveals his either A. Demon form he gained from helping the Namakura Tribe or B. A form of musical hypnosis that augments him greatly from helping the Longarm Tribe. As such, Brook is able to compete on the level of Drake's Zoan form, until Drake's enlarged, slower form is too much of a target for the still-small , even faster Brook, eventually Brook lands a slice on drake's Achilles Tendon, hurting him long enough for Brook to land numerous slashes onto Drake, finishing with the Three-Verse Humming: Arrow-Notch Slash, remarking to a falling Drake, that although it would only take a few swipes from Drake to finish him off, and it would take much more on him, due to his slow speed and enlarged from, he made it too easy to do so.

So, what do you think? Too stupid? Too long-winded?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on November 28, 2009, 03:15:50 AM
Not really sure what to think since its kind of obvious that they won't come to fight any of the other supernovas save Kidd and maybe Law. Even those are kind of up in the air. Its best to examine those crews as opposed to all of the supernovas.

Anyways some interesting news for One Piece fans (which I'm happy to see isn't just Max and myself)

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-11-27/one-piece-no.56-manga-gets-record-2.85-million-print-run

Its more the Update part that says some interesting things.
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Post by: Danny is Kyo on December 04, 2009, 10:46:52 PM
i am getting addicted to Gintama..i dont know why
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on December 05, 2009, 02:32:58 AM
i am getting addicted to Gintama..i dont know why

Simple... because Gintama is AWESOME!

James
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Post by: Mini Kinniku Mike on December 07, 2009, 10:00:40 PM
So since this is the anime board i will post this here.

I am in possession of a large amount of anime figures and i am putting them up for sale.

Here is a link to everything that I have. Please take a look and if there is anything anyone is interested in shoot me a PM.

http://myfigurecollection.net/profile/HowardJohnson
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Post by: Danny is Kyo on December 09, 2009, 01:22:40 PM
i am getting addicted to Gintama..i dont know why

Simple... because Gintama is AWESOME!

James

yup. thats my reason.
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: Eivion on December 18, 2009, 01:13:50 PM

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-18/crunchyroll-adds-cobra-the-animation-videos-tv-series
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 20, 2010, 12:02:34 AM
One Piece just continues to get better and better. :) Mind you I hate what just happened (no discussion of it in this thread 'Anime', not Manga ;) ), but when the Anime does catch up... Wicked.
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Post by: Eivion on March 20, 2010, 04:25:50 PM
Loving the anime right now.

So what have you watched during your time away, Max?
Title: Re: Anime (What ar you watching, What have you seen, etc.)
Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 20, 2010, 07:50:17 PM
Loving the anime right now.

So what have you watched during your time away, Max?
The list is tremendous, lol. Been catching up on the last few seasons of anime.

I found a new favorite next to One Piece, Fairy Tail. I love it.
Let's see... Baka to Test, Kiddy Girl, Pandora Hearts, Book of Bantora, Sacred Blacksmith, Queens Blade II, Asura Cry 2, 07-Ghosts, Needless, and MAR...
among others, lol.
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Post by: Eivion on March 21, 2010, 12:28:39 AM
Good to see you catching up. Also happy to hear you've caught some of Baka to Test. I think its one of the better shows from the beginning of year.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 21, 2010, 01:16:31 AM
Anytime the 'slackers' or 'worse off' is challenge by the highest ranked after one single match, leaves for a good show :)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 21, 2010, 06:24:04 PM
Right now it is all about Sora No Woto, Hanamaru Yochien and Durarara!! for me. 3 really good fun shows.

and for fuck's sake, if you ain't seen Summer Wars yet... what the hell are you waiting for?

James
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Post by: Eivion on March 21, 2010, 11:46:03 PM
Hanamaru is just behind Baka to Test for me. Durarara and Sora no Woto are easily the best shows of the season.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 23, 2010, 06:49:31 AM
Sora No Woto ended... already my early pick for best show of the year. I mean it is going to be really hard to top this show (unless I am totally blown away by all of Gundam Unicorn).

We need more anime wth a little bit of heart and soul and less anime with never-ending fight sequences...

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 23, 2010, 12:28:59 PM
Not many of those this spring. Magic Kaito maybe...
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 28, 2010, 08:19:40 PM
Just got 'Eden of the East: King of Eden', which is a movie from the series. I don't know if it's a retelling or continuation, as I haven't watched it yet. Series was superb though.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 30, 2010, 03:25:58 PM
Ton of series on my backburner to start. Been sorta building them up as a full season rather than ep by ep. Only a few shows do I watch by episode lol.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 16, 2010, 04:09:02 PM
<sniff> still getting a little misty eyed after K-On!! 24... and the thing is, they'd been building ot this since episode 2...

James
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on September 25, 2010, 07:15:16 PM
I really feel like I should be getting caught up on all the Fairy Tale that I've gotten behind on, but I just don't feel much like marathoning anything right now....not after I pulled 5 hours of Bleach yesterday to get caught up with the Japan airings.
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Post by: Mizztrezz on September 25, 2010, 08:39:34 PM
<sniff> still getting a little misty eyed after K-On!! 24... and the thing is, they'd been building ot this since episode 2...

James

I know some guys are saying how K-ON's all evil because it's so "moe", but this is a funny show, and I will be going to NY Comic Con this year, cosplaying as Mio from "Don't say LAZY".  I think considering the way my body is, I can pull that off,hehe.  But for me the only way it could really end is if the girls do go to the Budokan, now THAT would wrap things up nicely.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on September 28, 2010, 04:22:19 PM
Have no fear Mizz... They just announced a K-On! movie so I'm pretty sure that has to be the story of them getting to Budokan~!

James
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Post by: King of Joshi on September 30, 2010, 07:35:59 PM
2010-09-28深夜-ベルセルク-コミックス35巻CM。.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZiluw0eszA#ws)

Berserk 2010 Second TV Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haoYvv39oXI&feature=related#ws)

And nothing else matters.
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Post by: Eivion on September 30, 2010, 07:43:00 PM
Guess that means they are actually starting over to be closer to the manga. Hopefully they actually manage to get past where the old series ended.

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Post by: ACCRO on September 30, 2010, 07:53:32 PM
I've only watched Beck and GTO, but both are great.  Other than that, I've caught the rare Ghost in the Shell while it ran on Adult Swim.
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Post by: Eivion on October 04, 2010, 08:50:43 AM
So the fall season of anime has begun. So far I've watched Star Driver, Bakuman, Super Robot Wars OG, Iron Man, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, & Tegami Bachi Reverse. SRW had a million miles a minutes pace and is a sequel so I'm dropping it. Iron Man was solid. The first half of Panty and Stocking sucked with bad humor while the second half was pretty fun. Its similar to Dead Leaves so that should tell there whether or not you can enjoy it. Tegami Bachi pretty much started where it left off with just a bit more info on the conversation between Gauche and Lag. It was a nice start though damn do I want o strangle Lag every time he cries which is often. Thought Bakuman was actually kind of good though its not really my sort of show in general so I probably won't follow it any further. Star Driver had a nice somewhat average start then went into a straight up WTF territory breaking into the plot and eventually big, but short mech fight.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 14, 2010, 12:59:18 AM
I've got over a dozen GB's to catch up on, lol.

Love the new Iron Man though. Star Driver and SRW are great. New Index is awesome! I so missed this show.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 15, 2010, 09:01:42 AM
This is season is all about Star Driver!
I mean it is only 2 episodes deep and already it is completely insane!

Studio BONES threw elements of Utena, Gatchaman and the Five Star Stories i na blender and just pureed the uck out them to create this show and I totally love it~!

James
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Post by: Eivion on October 16, 2010, 11:25:44 PM
I'm still in middle on Star Driver. The only new show I'm really digging is The World only God Knows. Every other new show is either unimpressive, mediocre, or I'm still undecided on. Loving the second seasons of Index and Arakawa though.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 17, 2010, 09:24:40 AM
This is season is all about Star Driver!
I mean it is only 2 episodes deep and already it is completely insane!

Studio BONES threw elements of Utena, Gatchaman and the Five Star Stories i na blender and just pureed the uck out them to create this show and I totally love it~!

James

Where are you seeing this Star Driver?
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 17, 2010, 01:25:43 PM
You can grab the Star Driver episodes at animesuki.com via torrent...

James
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 17, 2010, 02:26:36 PM
tyvm, good sir
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Post by: Eivion on October 19, 2010, 10:34:47 AM
Star Driver still hasn't gotten to me completely though I do enjoy it.

Iron Man is slowly improving though still nothing special.

I've been steering clear of Ore no Imouto because I fear it getting creepy, but the more opinions I read on it the more interested I become.

The new show I'm digging the most right now is The World Only God Knows. I like the protagonist and his ridiculous attempts at using dating game sim strategies to get girls to fall in love with him.

Check out Kuragahime Sunday night. Seems like a decent enough show so far. Not sure if its my thing (female otaku/nerds), but I think I will continue it for now.

There is something about Samurai Girls that rubs me the wrong way. I can still enjoy it to some extent, but not completely. Those damn blotches aren't helping. Way overused.

Seen the first two episodes of Otome Yokai Zakuro and am unimpressed. Its not bad or anythign, but its not all that interesting to me either.

Liked the first episode of Squid Girl, but its a bit of a Kerero Gunso rip off and not nearly as funny.

Second season of Arakawa Under the Bridge has been good so far beginning right where the sow left off.

To Aru Majutso no Index 2 had a nice first episode to ease you back in, ending with a bit of the new arc. Second episode pushed you into the new arc completely.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 24, 2010, 10:50:01 AM
Star Driver ep 4 is now released....let's hear it for gratuitous under-the-table shots of needlessly crossing and uncrossing legs while talking for no reason!
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Post by: ACCRO on October 24, 2010, 11:27:55 AM
My brother convinced me to go to an Anime convention in Virginia next month.  I'm not huge into Anime, but I was looking at the list of guests and the voice of Major Motoko from Ghost in the Shell and Maho from Beck are both going to be there, which makes me giddy as a school girl.

Other than that, I plan on taking tons of pictures of bad cosplay, and trying to sneak myself into a picture with every scantly clad girl there.  I don't expect there to be much competition.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on October 27, 2010, 06:32:01 AM
No no no, Star Driver episode 3 was "Super Vag-tease-a-go-go!"

Epsidoe 4 is a total shift in tone from episodes 1-3 as it gives bckground on Wako and there isn't even a Cybody battle. Y'know what? It was still great!

I wouldn't be surprised if the Crux Star Brigade were actually playing the role of benevolent antagonists, trying to give the 4 Maidens normal lives (with ulteriror motives). So what if they dress Galactor captains!

Again a very low key episode that gives us a break from the over the top vibe from episodes 1-3. It would take a severe drop in quality of both the story and animation ot make me drop this show right now, especially since I 've dropped most of this seasons other shows (like Iron Man).

James
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 27, 2010, 02:07:59 PM
Indeed...even if the subbing that gg is doing is TERRIBLE.  Both in content and execuation.  And I keep thinking that the caged maiden's story that she's telling Head is a veiled bit of foreshadowing all wrapped up in allegory and metaphor.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 02, 2010, 08:46:21 PM
I seriously <3 Gundam Unicorn episode 2... As much as I did like Gundam 00 I'll always take UC Gundam and so far I'm totally hooked!

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 10, 2010, 06:38:45 AM
Yeah in case you missed it, I really fuckin love Star driver: TTakuto of The Radiance!

Episodes 5 & 6 are fantastic as we get some insight into Takuto and we meet Undine, whose xenophobia and apparent misogyny are kind of unique for a female anime character...

James
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Post by: Eivion on November 30, 2010, 06:46:51 PM
Finished up Buso Renkin earlier today. Decent series on the whole though it takes a little bit to pick up.

Also just watched the first episode of Lucky Star and am unsure how I feel about it. The first 8-10 minutes had me wondering what the fuck am I watching while the rest seemed like ok comedy.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 03, 2010, 05:02:43 PM
Still catching up... But enjoying Iron Man.
Moonlight Mile Season 2 is FINALLY being subbed, thanks to GotW00t fansubs. Love it! BEen 3 years but dang was the first season great.
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Post by: FLIK on December 10, 2010, 11:59:51 PM
Banner of the Stars.

Really loved Crest of the Stars but holy damn hell this show fell off a massive cliff in the 2nd season. Some of the worst space opera i've ever suffered through. The show takes place in this huge universe that has so much potential but there's hardly any exploration of it and instead claustrophobicly focuses in on a tiny pocket of what's going on with a limited amount of people and the events surrounding them. Between Crest & this series they skip over 3 years like it's nothing. It's hey we're going off to army training school to become big shot officers and will be apart for 3 years *blink* yay we're done, missed you baby, on with the show. I'd be fine with that actually but there's like no plot development here either. No drama, half the cast is boring as dirt and the rest get little to no meaningful character development. From start to finish damn near nothing but long drawn out space battles which, again wouldn't necesarily be so bad but those sucked too. Cheap annimation, bland unspectacular ships & special effects, over used unexciting battle dialog, 75% of the fighting is against unmaned mindless robot "mines". At no time do we get to even see anyone from the enemy side let alone learn why they're fighting beyond "overthough the Ahb, we no likely them being in charge". Very little if any clue why the Ahb are fighting back either beyond "we like being in charge because we like it very much". If I had to sit through 1 more lame computer screen sequence with a buncha fuckin circles flying at triangles I was gonna stab my eyes out and if I had to hear the phrase "space time bubble" again I may have cut my ears off. 

How this show gained such a hugely positive reputation as a modern era classic is beyond me.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on December 30, 2010, 04:59:03 PM
Tried to get into Banner of the Stars but jsut could not. Too slow. Plenty of better choices out there lol.

Any series's you guys are lookin forward to this season?
IS: Infinite Stratos (http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is/ (http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is/))
Dragon Crisis (http://dragoncrisis.jp/ (http://dragoncrisis.jp/))
Level-E (http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/level-e/ (http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/level-e/))
Kora wa Zombie Desu Ka? (http://newtype.kadocomic.jp/zombie/ (http://newtype.kadocomic.jp/zombie/))
I'm waiting on the new Yu-Gi-Oh! (http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/yugioh-zexal/ (http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/yugioh-zexal/)) Wasn't a fan of 5Ds, but loved GX and the regular series.
Also really curious to see how the new Wolverine anime does (http://bd-dvd.sonypictures.jp/marvelanime/ (http://bd-dvd.sonypictures.jp/marvelanime/)) and I believe end of 2011 is the new X-Men anime series which could be good, as it is more X-men based then japanese anime stories.
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Post by: Makabe Sword Justice on December 30, 2010, 06:30:03 PM
Banner of the Stars.

Really loved Crest of the Stars but holy damn hell this show fell off a massive cliff in the 2nd season. Some of the worst space opera i've ever suffered through. The show takes place in this huge universe that has so much potential but there's hardly any exploration of it and instead claustrophobicly focuses in on a tiny pocket of what's going on with a limited amount of people and the events surrounding them. Between Crest & this series they skip over 3 years like it's nothing. It's hey we're going off to army training school to become big shot officers and will be apart for 3 years *blink* yay we're done, missed you baby, on with the show. I'd be fine with that actually but there's like no plot development here either. No drama, half the cast is boring as dirt and the rest get little to no meaningful character development. From start to finish damn near nothing but long drawn out space battles which, again wouldn't necesarily be so bad but those sucked too. Cheap annimation, bland unspectacular ships & special effects, over used unexciting battle dialog, 75% of the fighting is against unmaned mindless robot "mines". At no time do we get to even see anyone from the enemy side let alone learn why they're fighting beyond "overthough the Ahb, we no likely them being in charge". Very little if any clue why the Ahb are fighting back either beyond "we like being in charge because we like it very much". If I had to sit through 1 more lame computer screen sequence with a buncha fuckin circles flying at triangles I was gonna stab my eyes out and if I had to hear the phrase "space time bubble" again I may have cut my ears off. 

How this show gained such a hugely positive reputation as a modern era classic is beyond me.
Maybe because the manga was pretty good. At least I thought so.
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Post by: Eivion on December 31, 2010, 12:38:34 PM
Any series's you guys are lookin forward to this season?
Wolverine, Gosick, and Beelzebub are what I'm looking the most forward to. A decent amount of the other shows look like they could be fun, potentially even good. I tend to give a lot of the shows that air each season a chance.

Also really curious to see how the new Wolverine anime does (http://bd-dvd.sonypictures.jp/marvelanime/ (http://bd-dvd.sonypictures.jp/marvelanime/)) and I believe end of 2011 is the new X-Men anime series which could be good, as it is more X-men based then japanese anime stories.
That seems to be the plan with all the Marvel series. Iron Man turned out pretty mediocre and tame, but I have a bit more hope for Wolverine, Blade, and X-men. Wolverine actually has stories already based in Japan to draw from. X-men and Blade have decent enough plots that they should turn out okay.
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Post by: Mizztrezz on December 31, 2010, 05:32:40 PM
I have just finished marathonning Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt - as screwed up as my sense of humor sometimes, and I love it.
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Post by: Eivion on December 31, 2010, 06:35:21 PM
I thought was very hit and miss. Still I loved the Transformers episode, the racing episode, and that completely fucked up ending.
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Post by: Eivion on January 14, 2011, 05:00:54 PM
So I have caught everything I wanted to see from the new season. Beelzebub was good, but dragged a little due to some filler content. Gosick was ok, but didn't impress me much. Puella Magi Madoka Magica was pretty solid. Don't normally watch magical girl shows, but I've liked a lot of what the people who worked on it have done the last few years. Infinite Stratos & Dragon Crisis were pretty generic, but in a somewhat decent and watchable manner. Freezing seemed like it might be tolerable until its ending gave me feelings of the need to stab someone. Yumekui Merry just did absolutely nothing for me. I didn't even hate it, I just felt incredibly indifferent. Somehow that makes me feel just a bit worse than than when I hate a show. Mitsudomue 2 started off with a Gachi Rangers parody episode. I love stuff like that and Gekki Gengar in anime so I obviously thought it was awesome. Others did not, but fuck them. Kore wa Zombie desu ka, Level E, & Wolverine were by far the best shows right now. The latter two were pretty hilarious with Level E also offering a nice fresh feel. Wolverine still has the generic music problem Iron Man has, but is otherwise pretty sweet. You get plenty of action shows over here can't offer you with the character, and the plot is solid enough so far. Also caught Noitamina's new shows for the season, Horou Musuko and Fractale. The former seems to be about gender identity while I'm not sure what the hell the latter is about yet. Both are off to good solid starts though. Horou Musuko throws you into the thick of it, while Fractale served as a solid introduction of the protagonist and the world he lives in where people seem to rarely communicate in person and use some sort of avatars to spend time with each other. Nothing is quite the level of say Sora no Woto or Durarara thus far, but I think the season is better on the whole than last year's.


Also just throwing this out there, but we are doing a best animated series poll over at Smarkschoice. Would be nice to have a few more anime viewers voting.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on January 27, 2011, 10:43:35 PM
Wolverine's not bad... the hair change makes it feel more like Logan then some Japanese anime hero. But the music.. wth. Anime has INCREDIBLE music, yet iron man and wolverine it's this generic rock blast? Egh... Oh well.

Can't wait to see X-Men anime's artwork and music.
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Post by: Eivion on January 28, 2011, 10:26:28 AM
I wouldn't expect anything different. Its pretty obvious at this point that they have no plans to do real music. Its kind of annoying to as I see no reason for it other than Marvel being cheapskates.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on March 08, 2011, 03:12:33 PM
I ' iked the trailer for the new X-Men anime, and the concept behind it, but we'll see how it goes. At least Wolverine looks more likehimself unlike the first trailers for the Wolverine anime (which they then fixed when the anime came out)
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on March 30, 2011, 06:52:12 AM
Puella Magika Madoka Magi is quite possibly the darkest Magical Girl anime I've ever watched. The first 2 episodes seem to go along with standard formula Magical Girl set-up and then episode 3 happens and one is left somewhat stunned by what happens. Then certain things start sliding into place about who the real antagonist of the show is and realize that this is one sinister little Magical Girl show. I can only think of one other manga to compare it ot for its underlying sisnter nature regarding the antagonist and that is Devilman.

James
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on March 30, 2011, 12:13:43 PM
Puella Magika Madoka Magi is quite possibly the darkest Magical Girl anime I've ever watched. The first 2 episodes seem to go along with standard formula Magical Girl set-up and then episode 3 happens and one is left somewhat stunned by what happens. Then certain things start sliding into place about who the real antagonist of the show is and realize that this is one sinister little Magical Girl show. I can only think of one other manga to compare it ot for its underlying sisnter nature regarding the antagonist and that is Devilman.

James

This appeals to me.  is anyone hardsubbing it?
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 04, 2011, 04:00:00 AM
Puella is pretty good.

Latest Marvel anime is airing now. X-MEn. Haven't watched yet, but the OP is pretty good as a throwback to the original Sat morn one.

I'm still quite behind but this Sprin 2011 season has quite a few series that I plan to watch.
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Post by: Eivion on April 04, 2011, 09:18:44 AM
X-men had a good start. One can only hope it doesn't end up dragging like Wolverine did.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on April 04, 2011, 02:53:06 PM
I've heard that they've done an anime based on the series Supernatural.  Anyone seen it?

Also, Just checked out the preview of the Blue Exorcist manga in this month's Shonen Jump.  I liked what I saw, and wouldn't mind it being adapted.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 23, 2011, 04:11:55 AM
I'm still behind... but, dang some good series for Spring :)
Ao no Exoricist, Battle Girls: Time PAradox, Steins Gate, Seikon no Qwasar II, and C.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on April 23, 2011, 05:02:09 AM
wow....it's Rurouni Kenshin's 15th anniversary this year.  Damn, it doesn't seem like that long ago...
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Post by: Eivion on April 23, 2011, 07:14:16 PM
I'm still behind... but, dang some good series for Spring :)
Ao no Exoricist, Battle Girls: Time PAradox, Steins Gate, Seikon no Qwasar II, and C.
I'm liking Blue Exorcist and Stein's Gate the most right now. Most of the other show have been ok though.

wow....it's Rurouni Kenshin's 15th anniversary this year.  Damn, it doesn't seem like that long ago...
And we are getting a new anime. No news thought on whether it is another full blown series in the vein of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood or whether its just an ova of some kind.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on April 27, 2011, 09:04:12 AM
I think I'm actually going to get around to watching the complete collection of My HiME today....I only got it like a year and a half ago, but then tokusatsu started taking over my life.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 28, 2011, 12:29:05 PM
I love My Hime and My Otome. - Awaiting more of it :)
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Post by: Eivion on April 28, 2011, 04:12:08 PM
I nothing about either of those and somewhat curious about them. Someone give me info and opinions on them.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on April 30, 2011, 11:53:38 PM
I nothing about either of those and somewhat curious about them. Someone give me info and opinions on them.
Magical Girl style anime, but out of all the ones I've seen, these two set's are the best. They feel less like 'magical girl' and more like 'the world is doomed without' style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckLfwDudeRg
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Post by: Mizztrezz on May 01, 2011, 12:10:54 AM
Kaiji Season 2 is the only anime I'm into so far this year.  I loved the first season, very tense and the characters are pretty memorable, especially that "RON-gasm" guy (If you saw season one of Kaiji you know EXACTLY who I'm talking about).  I just like the way it builds up the tension to almost unbearable levels, haha. 
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on May 08, 2011, 04:09:43 AM
I know these series are TEH OLD but I've always been more into toku than anime, but I just watched the first episodes of HeartCatch Precure and Fairy Musketeer Akazukin.  Just based on the first episodes, it seems like I might enjoy them.  HeartCatch is definitely a shoujo title, reminding me of Sailor Moon and something else that I can't quite put my finger on yet.  Akazukin seems like it's going to touch on a lot of occidental fairy tale lore, and Akazukin putting tiny little cards into her phone to get weapons and attacks is kinda like Cardcaptor Sakura meets Kamen Rider Ryuuki/Blade/Decade.

I don't know why I'm starting to watch more anime, since I still haven't gotten around to finishing My-HiME (3 disks left) or Kamen Rider Agito(with about 20 episodes to go) or Garo (with only 5 episodes left, procrastinating cos I don't want it to end), but I have...oh well.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on May 11, 2011, 12:10:44 PM
This :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPT_qqJ12s4&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on May 11, 2011, 02:58:22 PM
This :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPT_qqJ12s4&feature=player_embedded

 *pwease *hee *omg *whee *blush *approve *crazy *whee *Oni* *approve
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on June 06, 2011, 11:54:27 AM
New trailer for the fourth Marvel anime.
Blade.
At least it can be an anime even with the name... and have no ties to Marvel if needed.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=78430
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 11, 2011, 05:12:11 PM
So.. My goal this summer has been to start and finish one series each week between work and off-days. I've failed at this. Last week I thought I finally did have a shot as I started Blue Exorcist and made it all the way to ep 12. Turned out that was only the first half of the series, I misread it somewhere as having 12 eps.

I'm actually glad. This series is Very good. It may have ruined my plan, but it definitely needed to continue forward too. :)

Now that I have weekends off for a week or two, I am going to go for this again. Haven't decided yet which series though. I'm still way behind. But some of the newer stuff look quite interesting :) Looking at SteinsGate, Battlegirls, C Money of Soul, Dog Days, Freezing, Strike Witches 2, Super Robot Taisen OG: Inspector, Fractle, Occult Academy, and a Ton of others. But those are the immediate ones I want to get to.
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Post by: Eivion on July 11, 2011, 09:28:13 PM
Steins;Gate isn't over yet.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 11, 2011, 10:27:22 PM
Sigh..
Well that one's not getting started , at least not for bulk viewing lol.
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Post by: Eivion on July 13, 2011, 04:37:38 PM
Yeah I'm pretty sure both it and Blue Exorcist will end in September. Steins;Gate has been pretty good. You should check it out then.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on July 16, 2011, 06:24:09 AM
I really wanted to like Sacred Seven... I really did... I was hoping it was going to be all Saint Seya-esque and God Warriory... but I was underwhelmed...

Guess I just have to wait for UC Gundam 4

James
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on July 17, 2011, 08:43:51 PM
This week I'm just running all three. Ironman, Wolverine, and X-Men.
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Post by: Eivion on July 18, 2011, 07:40:28 PM
Just skip to the end old Wolverine to watch the awesome Shingen vs. Wolverine fight. Otherwise it drags pretty badly. X-men drags a bit as well though you don't feel it as much. Blade has been solid do far though.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 08, 2011, 08:16:18 PM
I'm not sure who here follows Fairy Tail anime or even the manga, but the manga just took a huge 7 year jump (One Piece did a 2 year). That's pretty big for a series like this.

Also, Shakugan no Shana III is out finally!
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Post by: Mizztrezz on October 09, 2011, 08:00:39 PM
I'm all about THIS right now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zfu79CSNmo

...cause I got the game  *approve
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 10, 2011, 01:45:46 AM
Yeah saw that came out this week. :)
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Post by: Suben on October 10, 2011, 08:54:34 AM
I don't have high hopes for it.  One of the animators was on twitter claiming that apparently they're skipping out on paying animators, the guys running the production are basically bullying assholes and that the next two episodes are pretty bad as more and more animators keep leaving.

I've been watching through Zeta Gundam on youtube (since it's officially uploaded) since I love me some UC Gundam and while I'm not quite enjoying it as much as I enjoyed the original series, 0080 or even Victory up to this point but it's still a very good series with some decent fight choreography (when it's not just stuff getting tossed out and giant robot slugging)... although it's not as good in that regard as Victory just because it has some of the most ingenious MS combat ever.
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Post by: Eivion on October 10, 2011, 03:27:30 PM
I'm surprised to hear Fairy Tail took such a huge time leap. Looking forward to when they hit that point in the anime. Its a show that has had a tendency to continuously improve as it goes on.

Shana's return was nice though the current circumstances of the show are knd of strange.

I've only played Persona 3, but generally knew what to expect with 4. I thought the first episode was decent, a definite improvement over Trinity Soul. Disappointing its having production troubles. Where did you hear about them.

I'm surprised to see someone like Victory over Zeta.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 12, 2011, 05:57:02 PM
I'm thinking Fairy Tail has the potential to hit One Piece's chapter/episode level. The story is there and no where near complete. They only just recently met their first real dragon, and it wasn't related to any of the three Dragon Slayers.

The only thing I'm worried about is that like DGrayMan it'll cease anime form and just continue in manga, which would be a shame.
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Post by: Eivion on October 12, 2011, 08:21:26 PM
Pretty sure D.Gray-man only ended like that because the author was on hiatus due to health issues.

If Fairy Tail ever takes a break it will likely be like Gintama or Hayate no Gotoku taking year or two off so the manga can get ahead. I like Fairy Tail, but I'm having trouble seeing it go One Piece lengths. One Piece is so damn long because there is so much world building with each island. First arc Fairy Tail really tried something like that with was Edolas.
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Post by: His Majesty King Maxpower I on October 15, 2011, 01:15:47 PM
Wow so the 7 year skip, they were all protected and didn't age! But everything else changed, wonder how the magic counsel is now, and what dark guilds exist. http://mangastream.com/read/fairy_tail/36793192/1