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#121 ChibiJosh

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:23 PM

I wish there were more upskirts! It really didn't bother me as much as some people. I feel like panty shots were half of anime in the 90s.
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#122 Razzuel

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:46 PM

I wish there were more upskirts! It really didn't bother me as much as some people. I feel like panty shots were half of anime in the 90s.


More? Dammit, no! That would be awful; it's bad enough as it is.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:51 PM

I wish there were more upskirts! It really didn't bother me as much as some people. I feel like panty shots were half of anime in the 90s.


Either that's a joke or you're missing quite a few series. Seems like half the series that come out every season is nothing but that.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:39 AM

Picked up the first season of Shin-chan at Best Buy for $20. I might go back for Season 2 later this week.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:52 AM

I watched Now and Then, Here and There today. It was very good. Definitely one of the better shows I've seen in a while.

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#126 ChibiJosh

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:40 AM

More? Dammit, no! That would be awful; it's bad enough as it is.

I wish there were so many panty shots, my friend, that the girls don't even wear skirts! They just walk around in their panties always!

I watched Now and Then, Here and There today. It was very good. Definitely one of the better shows I've seen in a while.

One of the best shows ever.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:49 AM

I wish there were so many panty shots, my friend, that the girls don't even wear skirts! They just walk around in their panties always!

One of the best shows ever.


Just wait for the later episodes. Just wait.

I watched HOTD earlier this afternoon and despite enjoying the first few chapters of the manga some years/months ago, couldn't really get into it. The anime is just aiming to be a horror-themed Ikkitousen or Tenjo Tenge.

Also, I'm going to quote your entire post because I think it's great out of context.

#128 ChibiJosh

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:19 AM

Also, I'm going to quote your entire post because I think it's great out of context.

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#129 Razzuel

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:19 AM

I just finished watching the first episode of Occult Academy. I thought it was good, though it didn't have me entirely captivated like I was hoping. I liked the main character, Maya, and I absolutely loved her facial expressions, and the ending of the episode was awesome, but I wasn't particularly enamored by any other part of the show. I'm interested in watching more episodes to see how it progresses; perhaps it will get better and better as the show goes forward.

It's been many, many months since I first started watching Rurouni Kenshin, but I finally finished the show today — it took so long since I was only watching it when my friend was over. I enjoyed the show for the most part, though the ending was really disappointing. I didn't like the supernatural crap at the end of the show, and the ending episode was really weak. The best part of the show was definitely the Kyoto arc, and my favorite character was definitely Kaoru — I really, really liked her. It was a good show, but some of story arcs are hit or miss.

I also watched Samurai X: The Motion Picture. ADV's English voice cast was pretty awful; I quite enjoyed Bang Zoom's dub of the TV show, and it was quite jarring to here an entirely new voice cast that paled very, very much in comparison to Bang Zoom's efforts. The show itself wasn't any good either. I recommend that everyone skip the movie and just watch Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal and the TV show. I haven't seen Samurai X: Reflection yet, so I wouldn't know if it's any good or not.

Just wait for the later episodes. Just wait.


Dammit, so you're saying the erotic bullshit is going to get even more prominent in later episodes? Ugh, I hope I have the resolve to ignore that shit, since the zombie apocalypse part of the show was so well executed. As long as it's not as bad as Omamori Himari, then I shouldn't be too disgusted.

I wish there were so many panty shots, my friend, that the girls don't even wear skirts! They just walk around in their panties always!


That would just be weird. Can you not exercise your fantasies elsewhere? I don't want this particular zombie apocalypse tainted with that foul, unnecessary eroticism, though I already know I've ultimately lost, since I've heard about the source material. I guess you'll get what you're asking for later.

#130 ChibiJosh

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:29 AM

That would just be weird. Can you not exercise your fantasies elsewhere? I don't want this particular zombie apocalypse tainted with that foul, unnecessary eroticism, though I already know I've ultimately lost, since I've heard about the source material. I guess you'll get what you're asking for later.

In case you haven't caught on, I was being hyperbolic.

Dammit, so you're saying the erotic bullshit is going to get even more prominent in later episodes? Ugh, I hope I have the resolve to ignore that shit, since the zombie apocalypse part of the show was so well executed. As long as it's not as bad as Omamori Himari, then I shouldn't be too disgusted.

I can't believe you're making such a big deal out of this yet you bought an eroge called "Kana: Little Sister". They say the girl is 18, but she certainly wasn't intended to be that old.
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#131 Razzuel

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:51 AM

In case you haven't caught on, I was being hyperbolic.


Ah, alright then. Apparently I didn't catch that.

I can't believe you're making such a big deal out of this yet you bought an eroge called "Kana: Little Sister". They say the girl is 18, but she certainly wasn't intended to be that old.


Touché, my friend. Touché. It wouldn't be the first time that I've been a hypocrite, however, I will claim that I'm buying it for the story and not the erotic scenes, even though you're probably not going to believe me. Also, I'm not opposed to eroticism in general; I'm just opposed to High School of the Dead's eroticism.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:04 AM

Zombies are taking over. I'd want some big ol' knockers on my chicks. Its a pretty great alternative to seeing zombies.
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#133 tangytangerine

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

Took a break from Moonphase to watch the first episodes of a couple of the new series debuting.

Ookami-san- Not what I was expecting from the people that did Toradora. Besides the fact that Ryouko looks like a taller version of Taiga w/ cat-shaped boxing gloves instead of a wooden sword. Really can't pin a story to the series yet, besides Ryouko being followed by Ryoushi. But hopefully it doesn't turn into one of those "who will we help this week?" type of series.

Seitokai Yakuindomo- I really don't know how to explain this series. It seems to be more about the jokes than story progress. But jeez, the jokes the girls tell get dirty especially since quite a few of them are about menstruation.

Dammit, so you're saying the erotic bullshit is going to get even more prominent in later episodes? Ugh, I hope I have the resolve to ignore that shit, since the zombie apocalypse part of the show was so well executed. As long as it's not as bad as Omamori Himari, then I shouldn't be too disgusted.


Did it get that bad near the end? Seemed like it toned down most of it for the last few episodes. But I finished it a couple months ago, so it's been some time since I've watched it.
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#134 the_punisher

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:23 PM

I wish there were so many panty shots, my friend, that the girls don't even wear skirts! They just walk around in their panties always!


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I watched (some of) the first episode of Occult Academy, and wow it is just one huge pile of crap. I said "some of" because I couldn't bring myself to finish it. It's one of the dumbest things I think I've ever seen, and doesn't really raise my hopes for a good summer line-up. I don't think I've ever not finished the first episode of an anime before, but Japan's hit a new low with this one.

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#135 panzerfaust

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:27 AM

Is Black Lagoon a good series? Or is it one of those shows that tries too hard to make an image for itself?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:45 AM

Is Black Lagoon a good series? Or is it one of those shows that tries too hard to make an image for itself?


It's the equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie. You'll go in thinking it looks/sounds awesome. You'll likely be blown away by the non-stop violence and cursing. Then you'll walk out at the end chatting with your chums about how awesome it was when so-and-so did such-and-such. A few days later you'll likely have a difficult time recalling why it was you liked it so much.

#137 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:49 AM

Is Black Lagoon a good series? Or is it one of those shows that tries too hard to make an image for itself?


I definitely think it's the latter, but lots of people love it for some reason. I gave it another shot and watched the first episode of the new OVA, but that just reaffirmed everything I initially thought about the show. Black Lagoon revels in cliched, unoriginal ideas, and it has this ridiculous sense of nihilism about it that's extremely difficult to take seriously. It's like a somebody in high school tried to write something all dark and gritty, and Black Lagoon was the result. On top of all that, I loathe each and every character in the show.

So... yeah, Black Lagoon fucking sucks.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:16 AM

So, I am about halfway through GitS: SAC 2nd Gig and it's just ok to me. I loved the first SAC series, but this one just seems a bit off to me. I just would really like to see some more character involvoment with Saito or Pazu like in the graphic novels, but they are just kind of there. I will say that the english VAs are pretty decent in the GitS series.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:18 AM

Is Black Lagoon a good series? Or is it one of those shows that tries too hard to make an image for itself?


It's good. It tries to be the next Cowboy Bebop, which it isn't, but it is still a good show IMO. Not in my top five, but I am glad to have it in my collection.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:19 AM

It's the equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie. You'll go in thinking it looks/sounds awesome. You'll likely be blown away by the non-stop violence and cursing. Then you'll walk out at the end chatting with your chums about how awesome it was when so-and-so did such-and-such. A few days later you'll likely have a difficult time recalling why it was you liked it so much.


A very good description.

Overall, I really liked it, and I definitely forgot most of it, but I still remember the general idea of most of the arcs. I really should re-watch it.

As for KL's opinion, ignore him, it definitely does not suck. It's pretty damn awesome, actually.

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#141 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:04 AM

Didn't realize until I listened to the commentary on an episode of Shin-chan that the Happiness Bunny was voiced by Jimmy Kudo. I knew it was someone familiar, but couldn't figure out who it was.

#142 Kuroi Kaze

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:51 PM

Black Lagoon is something I went in not expecting to like but its over-the-top ridiculousness won me over. Whenever badasses have ridiculous names like Rotton The Wizard or something, it can definitely wind up charming me.

The series hit a particularly hilarious high when the VA's are forced to speak in English. My girl and I nearly died laughing during that part it was so epic. I like it much better than Bebop and it only takes itself about as serious as Gunsmith Cats or something.

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#143 the_punisher

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:55 PM

From ANN's previews, it looks like a very bad season right now. The only new series I might try at this point is Shi Ki, everything else looks bad or generic (except High School of the Dead, which sounds awesome but I'll wait for the dubbed release since it was already announced).

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:46 PM

So, I am about halfway through GitS: SAC 2nd Gig and it's just ok to me. I loved the first SAC series, but this one just seems a bit off to me. I just would really like to see some more character involvoment with Saito or Pazu like in the graphic novels, but they are just kind of there. I will say that the english VAs are pretty decent in the GitS series.


I re-watched both seasons last summer. first season is definitely better. I remember liking both the same but after last summer, season 1 is definitely the better one. Though season 2 is great just not as great as s1.

I always thought the english VAs for GITS were one of the best out there. I can't even watch it in Japanese because to me the Major's voice will always be Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:24 PM

I re-watched both seasons last summer. first season is definitely better. I remember liking both the same but after last summer, season 1 is definitely the better one. Though season 2 is great just not as great as s1.

I agree, I thought that GITS:SAC S1 was much better than S2. S2 is still high quality and is worth watching if you enjoyed S1.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:33 PM

I'm curious to check out Ghost in the Shell 2.0. It's on netflix instant queue. Does anybody know the difference between it and the original. I also still need to check out Innocence. Being a huge GitS fan, I still can't believe I haven't seen it.
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#147 ChibiJosh

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:31 AM

Just finished the first episode of Digimon Xross Wars. I like the look of things.


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#148 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:16 AM

I'm curious to check out Ghost in the Shell 2.0. It's on netflix instant queue. Does anybody know the difference between it and the original. I also still need to check out Innocence. Being a huge GitS fan, I still can't believe I haven't seen it.


Innocence is one of the absolute worst anime films I've ever had the displeasure of viewing. I imagine Mamoru Oshii just masturbating feverishly over how much sophomoric, nonsensical philosophical bullshit he managed to cram into the film in lieu of an actual plot. Just thinking about this movie fills me with rage and disappointment. Fuck Mamoru Oshii and this terrible movie to hell.

Now that that's out of the way, regarding 2.0, they incorporated some really crappy CG into the "remaster". The original is better.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:51 AM

Just finished the first episode of Digimon Xross Wars. I like the look of things.


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#150 GhostShark

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:52 AM

Innocence is one of the absolute worst anime films I've ever had the displeasure of viewing. I imagine Mamoru Oshii just masturbating feverishly over how much sophomoric, nonsensical philosophical bullshit he managed to cram into the film in lieu of an actual plot. Just thinking about this movie fills me with rage and disappointment. Fuck Mamoru Oshii and this terrible movie to hell.

Now that that's out of the way, regarding 2.0, they incorporated some really crappy CG into the "remaster". The original is better.


Yeah, I figured Innocence was pretty bad seeing how I didn't even now it existed until recently. That also sucks about 2.0, oh well, off the Netflix Queue you go!
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