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#2311 Razzuel

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:32 PM

(Shuffle, Please Teacher, Air, Clannad spoiler)

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Thanks, I'll probably check it out soon. The last one in After Story was the one that bugged me the most.

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Hmm, I guess I am one of the few people that likes
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then? That's one of the reasons I hold those shows in such high regard.

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#2312 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:18 PM

For Death Note the English dub is very good so I recommend watching that.


I'm going to recommend watching it in Japanese (no surprise there). A lot of shows are only available subtitled so you should go ahead and get yourself acclimated. I don't even "see" the words on the screen at this point.

Oh also, nice spoilers Raz. Way to go ahead and verify what was in his spoiler that I didn't click on.

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#2313 Chibi_Kaji

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:58 PM

Yeah, the alternate universe "comedy" part in the final tv episode made that ending a little better. I would've liked to see a couple episodes based on that part(even if they're OAV ep.).

Well the Girlfriend of Steel manga kinda goes with that for a bit... then it messes it up completely. I'm hoping The Shinji Ikari raising project(There has to be a short title for that) doesn't suffer the same fate.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:35 PM

Finished Dragon Ball season 1. Had not seen this show since Toonami (or whatever the tv station was calling itself back then) aired it many years ago. Anyways, season 1 was good. Plenty of humor, good amount of action, and no filler. Starting season 2 and things are getting a little hectic... I'll give it a few episodes to see if it can keep my attention.

Also finished Ah My Goddess season 1 (seen several times before). I like watching light-hearted, feel good shows like this at the end of the day, very relaxing. Season 2 up next.

#2315 Razzuel

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

Oh also, nice spoilers Raz. Way to go ahead and verify what was in his spoiler that I didn't click on.


Sorry, in hindsight I can see how someone might view that as a spoiler, so I tagged it to keep it hidden. However, I still don't think it's a spoiler. I was merely talking about my preferences, and I was implicitly asking them why they didn't like tragic events, and I was asking if there was anyone else that shared my opinion. Also, I didn't explicitly say which shows I was referencing; I wasn't referring to every show that they listed — I was only referring to one or two of the shows. Furthermore, what I wrote is not what they had spoiler-tagged. Their spoiler tags contained specific and explicit descriptions of events in the plots of the shows that they were referencing.

Basically, you have nothing to worry about. Nothing was spoiled for you.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:57 AM

Surprised nobody mentioned it: Heroman is coming to Crunchyroll next week:

http://www.animenews...tan-lee-heroman

Finally my subscription will be put to good use, i'll watch anything made by Bones. Anyone know how long Heroman is?

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#2317 ChibiJosh

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:09 AM

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#2318 Razzuel

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:59 AM

Surprised nobody mentioned it: Heroman is coming to Crunchyroll next week.


I'm not surprised; most of the time, nobody mentions anything here.

Finally my subscription will be put to good use, i'll watch anything made by Bones. Anyone know how long Heroman is?


What the hell? What about Kurau then? Oh, and I don't know — maybe some of the other good shows that Crunchyroll has?

#2319 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 05:55 AM

Surprised nobody mentioned it: Heroman is coming to Crunchyroll next week


i think i've watched 5 eps off of crunchyroll ever. i don't think the majority of us watch them that closely.

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#2320 Razzuel

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:45 AM

I've finished a bunch of series since my last update, so I am going to condense my reviews into brief paragraphs instead of using the usual length.

Chu-Bra: Chu-Bra is a strange show, and I don't recommend it. It presents itself as being something like a coming of age story for girl's underwear. Chu-Bra contains educational information on girl's underwear, but I'm not entirely sure how accurate its "educational" information is, and the show does present itself as being sincere on average, however, the show also delves into sexualizing these middle school girls through scenes filled with breasts and panty shots, which is unnerving, and it spoils whatever credibility they were trying to achieve or maintain.

Sora no Woto: Sora no Woto is perhaps the most beautiful looking show that I've ever seen. The backgrounds are meticulously detailed, and the characters look fantastic — they are in the same style as the characters from Kannagi, which isn't surprising, since both shows are produced by the same studio, A-1 Pictures. One of the most interesting aspects of Sora no Woto is its setting; Sora no Woto is set in a modern, post-apocalyptic, alternate history Europe, and a war between the Holy Roman Empire and Helvetia — which I assume is France — has recently ended, and peace treaty talks are currently ongoing. However, most of the time, Sora no Woto does not embrace its own fiction, and most of the show is spent looking through the eyes of the young army girls stationed in a Helvetian town, Seize. I'd classify the show as being slice-of-life, and I quite enjoyed it, but sometimes the show delves into dramatic and suspenseful moments to embrace its fiction, which just makes me ponder that this show might have been magnificent if the creators completely embraced Sora no Woto's world.

Omamori Himari: I absolutely loathe Omamori Himari. I don't recommend it to anyone. The show is about a teenager named Yuuto that is a part of a lineage of demon slayers, and once the charm that his deceased grandparents gave him wore off, his family's body guard has to move in and protect him from the demons that are starting to appear before him. Yuuto is completely useless, and he remains useless for the whole duration of the show. His bodyguard, Himari, is a highly sexualized girl with huge breasts, and she's entirely subservient to her master, Yuuto. She's also a complete idiot and insists on destroying herself to save Yuuto many times throughout the show. Himari's character is insulting and misogynistic, and the whole show is filled with sexualized encounters and mishaps that would love nothing more than to actually become pornographic. Omamori Himari is fucking revolting.

Hanamaru Kindergarten: I loved Hanamaru Kindergarten. One of the reasons I enjoyed it so much is that the main character, Tsuchi, is quite empathetic — I was able to relate to him in a couple different ways, which was pretty cool. Hanamaru Kindergarten is a comedic, slice-of-life show that's about Tsuchi working as an elementary school teacher. The show is quite cute and innocent, and it's completely hilarious — though, the joke about Anzu, one of Tsuchi's students, being "in love" with Tsuchi became stale and annoying after the umpteenth time, however, don't become fixated on that running gag because Hanamaru Kindergarten is much, much more than that. I absolutely loved that each episode had its own ending animation and theme; the Space Battleship Yamato inspired ending was hilarious and one of my favorites. Unfortunately, the last two episodes of the series aren't as humorous as the previous episodes, and the conclusion of the series was very unsatisfying. Overall, I highly recommend Hanamaru Kindergarten.

Myself;Yourself: I thought Myself;Yourself, during the first five episodes, was generic and boring. It's not because the show is bad, but it's because the first five episodes are similar to a lot of other shows that I have seen, so the lack of originality made the show feel mediocre. However, after episode six, the show takes a distinct change in direction and execution — Myself;Yourself becomes much more mature, dark, and dramatic than the previous episodes. Some of the moments were even unpleasant because of how unnerving they were. I would characterize it as a more realistic, albeit toned down, version of When They Cry — it wasn't as good as When They Cry, but it's the only show I can think of at the moment that's somewhat comparable. Myself;Yourself nicely ties everything up at the end, but the ending felt slightly jarring. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in dramatic and suspenseful high school dramas.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:46 PM

I'm up to episode 16 of Moribito. I guess its alright, there is one thing that irks me though

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#2322 Chronis

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:11 AM

So I eventually finished Green Green. It was weird, since the story kicked up a bit during the last 2 and a half episodes. Also, they threw a few curveballs. I didn't expect the ending. Overall, I liked it for a few reasons... some of which may or may not be the hot doctor or all the boobs.

After finishing that, i watched the first handful of episodes from both Lunar Legend Tsukihime and Mouse. I liked the visual novel for Tsukihime so I was hopeful for the anime, even though I heard bad things about it. And i can say that they were all valid. The pacing and explanation of the story is very bad. Especially in the first episode which just.... nothing is explained. If I didn't have know about the story already, I would have been tons of confused. It did get a little better as it went on, but the pacing was still off.

As for Mouse, I was expecting it to be a little more like a modern version of Lupin. It comes close but I guess they wanted to change it juuuust enough. And how do you do that? Well, Lupin had a thing for hot women but couldn't get any, so obviously Mouse could get all the tang he wants but he rejects it ALL. Quite disheartening. I got through the first half of the series and it's watchable. Nothing great but good enough.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:37 PM

Overall, I liked it for a few reasons... some of which may or may not be the hot doctor or all the boobs.

The doctor <3
I've been in the mood to rewatch Green Green lately...
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:29 AM

I'm 20 episodes into Kurau. It started to lose me from about 12-16, and I was getting ready to quit on it, but then, BAM!, it turned the corner. Going to watch the last few episodes tomorrow.

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#2325 lilman

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 06:38 PM

I say Yu Yu Hakusho is a great series. Of course, I can only say that wearing my nostalgia glasses because I'm pretty sure that objectively it's only mediocre.

I bought the full series a few months ago. I had watched it all when it aired years ago and had good memories of it. It is nothing spectacular, just a basic action series. Probably better suited for a younger audience, but I enjoyed rewatching it, mostly for nostalgia reasons.

Also, anyone think i should marathon Yu Yu Hakusho? I've seen almost a season, but the pace is so very slow. It started out really good, but it's just getting tedious to watch one/two episodes at a time. Still, i've heard it's great.

It does start out fast paced, but the tempo slows down after the first 13 episodes and then remains that slow for the rest of the series. If you enjoyed what you have seen so far I would say watch another season. Chances are if you hang in there you will find yourself wanting to see how it ends.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:54 AM

Got to see the last few episodes of Kurau today. It was a nice ending to a good story. The only thing that bothered me was that one of the character's name was Christmas, and that the character Kurau was a bit too whiny and a bit of a ghandi wannabe. The story does slow down considerably during the middle part of the series, but redeems itself with the ending.

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#2327 Razzuel

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:45 AM

Got to see the last few episodes of Kurau today. It was a nice ending to a good story. The only thing that bothered me was that one of the character's name was Christmas, and that the character Kurau was a bit too whiny and a bit of a ghandi wannabe. The story does slow down considerably during the middle part of the series, but redeems itself with the ending.


I'm glad you liked it, and I agree with your sentiment on the ending — I absolutely adore the ending to Kurau. It's perfect! Hmm, I'll never understand all of the Christmas haters; I happen to really like her name, and it suits her well. I also don't understand your complaints with Kurau herself; I never thought she was ever whiny or too gaudy in her desire for peace. I am not sure what part of the show you are referencing —
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— but I thought the show had amazing pacing — the dramatic and the peaceful moments are separated and spread in satisfying manner. It's always nice to have respite after some action, and the moments centered around Kurau and Christmas during the peaceful times are some of my favorite.

Everyone else who hasn't watched Kurau needs to get off their ass and watch it.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:44 PM

I'm glad you liked it, and I agree with your sentiment on the ending — I absolutely adore the ending to Kurau. It's perfect! Hmm, I'll never understand all of the Christmas haters; I happen to really like her name, and it suits her well. I also don't understand your complaints with Kurau herself; I never thought she was ever whiny or too gaudy in her desire for peace. I am not sure what part of the show you are referencing —

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— but I thought the show had amazing pacing — the dramatic and the peaceful moments are separated and spread in satisfying manner. It's always nice to have respite after some action, and the moments centered around Kurau and Christmas during the peaceful times are some of my favorite.

Everyone else who hasn't watched Kurau needs to get off their ass and watch it.

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#2329 ChibiJosh

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:13 AM

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#2330 Razzuel

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:15 AM

What the hell?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

What the....

bah... I finally decide to order part 2 You're Under Arrest from Amazon and just after it ships Rightstuf starts it's spring sale.
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#2332 lilman

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:18 PM

Hey I thought you guys might like this. I have a Kindle DX full of manga. Here are some pics (taken from School Rumble, volume 1):

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Sorry that my camera sucks, and my shaky hands didn't help either (if the image or text looks blurry, it is not the DX... that's my fault). But manga on the DX looks so freaking amazing. The screen is really sharp and is big enough that it is almost the same size as the original. Anyway, just thought I would share :)

#2333 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:23 PM

cool, i was wondering how well the kindle handles stuff like that.
did you buy that from some e-store, or is that just downloaded .jpg's or what?

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#2334 lilman

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:39 PM

cool, i was wondering how well the kindle handles stuff like that.
did you buy that from some e-store, or is that just downloaded .jpg's or what?

I wish they had an estore for manga, kind of like how they have a marvel comic store for the ipad now. But no, I downloaded the manga scans as jpegs, then I wrote my own converter program (I'm a software engineer) to process them all into Kindle friendly pdfs. I also could have scanned the manga myself, but it's easier to just download the scans. I have a thread about manga on the Kindle DX over at mobileread.com: http://www.mobilerea...ead.php?t=75628

I tried manga on a smaller 6" ereader but it was too small. On the Kindle DX though it looks great. It's a shame my pics don't show how awesome it looks... I guess you have to see it in person to get a real feel for it. But it's almost as good as reading from the source. It's nice having my collection in my hand instead of keeping a stack of books by my bed. And with epaper screens it really does feel like you are reading off of a piece of paper, and you don't get any eye strain. I still prefer the feel of a real manga, but overall I use my DX for manga now.

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#2335 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:49 PM

you made the program yourself? awesome!

if i get one of these readers i'll be sure to make use of this.

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#2336 ChibiJosh

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:52 PM

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#2337 Razzuel

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:28 PM

Geez, you didn't have to go and get that guy's post deleted — that's kind of messed up. He only really needed to reformat the structure of his post, such as putting the images in spoiler tags.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:39 PM

as you can see i just asked them to do whatever to lower the size. they made the call on what they felt like doing. i had no control over that part.

i have to admit they acted swiftly.

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#2339 Razzuel

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

as you can see i just asked them to do whatever to lower the size. they made the call on what they felt like doing. i had no control over that part.

i have to admit they acted swiftly.


Well, if you didn't explicitly ask the moderator to delete it, then the blame is wholly on the moderator. That guy only wanted to express his love for Rosario Vampire, albeit he expressed it in an obnoxious way. He didn't violate any of the rules; deleting the post was going too far. Like I said before, his post only needed to be restructured.

#2340 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:55 PM

so I went to Sakuracon in Seattle recently.

i haven't been to a con in a very very long time so i wasn't sure what to expect.
mayumi tanaka (Luffy) and high and mighty color made for a pretty legit convention.

also the quality of cosplay was overall very high compared to what i've seen in the midwest. i guess part of that goes to the fact seattle has a massive japanese presence. i've never really been one for cosplay before but as my roommate pointed out, they might be having the most fun out of anyone. it kind of left me with a desire to cosplay an engineer from tf2 for some reason. i'd only do it if i spared no expense on a perfect recreation, though. not sure if i'll ever be crazy enough to spend the cash to have it made.

anyone here still do cons anymore? what do you guys think of the fact they're now like 60% girls and 40% cosplayers?

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