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#1651 Razzuel

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:35 AM

So, we're getting very close to the release of the limited edition version of Puella Magi Madoka Magica vol 1. Although I really, really want to pick them up, I just don't think I can bring myself to spend $225 on a 12 episode series :-(


You could buy one of the cheaper versions, if you don't mind not having the soundtrack and other stuff.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:42 AM

That's still $150 for the complete series (12 episodes), that wouldn't even have flown back in the shitty pioneer days, much less now. They could say some bullshit like "oh that's the blu ray version" okay well the dvd version is $120 for the full series. I said this before when they announced the complete series of ROD on blu ray for $200, and I'll say it again, Aniplex is either going to need to wise up, or they're going to go down quickly. And to make things worse that $225 price for the collector's editions is the sale price. If, for some strange reason, you paid full price, you'd be paying $285 for the full series. I, too, wish to see this series, but I absolutely REFUSE to pay those outrageous prices for it, and I doubt I'll be able to get it from netflix, so that isn't going to happen either. And, yes, I realize that on sale the blu ray version is $120 and the dvd version is $90 (which might have flown back in the old days for a 3 disc series at full price), but I think I've made my point, and yeah I realized I made it very lengthily
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:03 PM

I think some of the pricing on some boxsets is pretty crazy.Generally I don't spend over 30 dollars on anything less anything less then 26 episodes.I know sometimes I see stuff on sale like 45 dollars for 12 episodes and they'll split it up into like Season 1 Part 1.Just seems a little silly pricing wise.I think the most expensive anime I've paid for would be the first two season boxsets of Rurouni Kenshin about 4 years ago for about 45 bucks each.Whats the most expense you've all paid for an anime boxset?

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:03 AM

I think some of the pricing on some boxsets is pretty crazy.Generally I don't spend over 30 dollars on anything less anything less then 26 episodes.I know sometimes I see stuff on sale like 45 dollars for 12 episodes and they'll split it up into like Season 1 Part 1.Just seems a little silly pricing wise.I think the most expensive anime I've paid for would be the first two season boxsets of Rurouni Kenshin about 4 years ago for about 45 bucks each.Whats the most expense you've all paid for an anime boxset?


Baccano on bluray back when it was around $60 now your lucky to get it under $150.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:41 AM

While Madoka (and Aniplex releases in general) is a little high for today's standards, it's not that crazy for new shows to be around $40 or $50. The only shows that really get below $30 are ones that have been released a couple times.

You should expect to spend a little more for a brand new show... it's like complaining that some older movies are less than $5 while the new releases are usually $20+.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

Yeah, I thought about going the cheaper route on Madoka as well. The thing is, I'd definitely want the blu ray version. And if I'm already spending $120, I'm concerned that I'll look at it on the shelf one day and wonder why I didn't spend the extra $100 for everything. It doesn't help that I've missed other Aniplex sets because I was waiting for a price drop that never came.

As for the question about the most I've spent on one set, that's kind of a tricky question. Over the years I've picked up a lot of expensive sets for cheap, and a lot of cheap sets that later became expensive. Remember when Gamestop sold movies? I also bought a lot of great anime at b2g1 used. If we count individual volume releases, then I guess Rahxephon would end up being the most I paid for a series at around $130 (bought a few used, then bought the rest as they released). Otherwise, the most I've spent on a 13 episode box set would be just under the $40 mark (various Sentai releases on Blu Ray).

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

Most I have spent on a set... I think Cowboy Bebop Perfect Sessions was the most expensive i've ever bought at 150 or so but that sounds wrong I feel like something was higher that I am forgetting about. Can't say I miss the old days at all

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

The most I spent on one set was the original pioneer (maybe?) box set of Trigun, which I paid $150 for. The worst part is that while moving from one home to another I used some blue painter's tape to stop the dvds from sliding out instead of a rubber band, so when I went to remove the tape it peeled off some of the artwork. I just kept it in the moving box for too long before attempting to remove the tape.

I almost went ballistic after that, and I just keep the set in storage as to not see the damage. :(

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

I like Sgt Frog, always makes me laugh

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

I got an email from Verizon Fios TV saying that starting March 15 Funimation will be discontinued due to very low viewership.

This sucks, lately I have gotten into watching a lot of shows that have aired on the channel.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

Finished watching The World God Only Knows S1 Sentai dub and it was outstanding! Very faithful adaptation of the manga, though there were some minor deviations like referring to Keima as the "conquering god" rather than "capturing god". Art, animation, and soundtrack are top notch. The English dub is great with Luci Christian as Elsie standing out the best. Kinda weird to have Hilary Haag play two of the captured girls... she does a much better job as the librarian Shiori which stands out as the best capture of the season. Seeing Keima's "capture mode" animated in the final episode is so awesome and a good demonstration of how anime can provide some experiences not possible in manga. Haqua appears at the very end to tease S2 ^_^

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:47 AM

Finished watching The World God Only Knows S1 Sentai dub and it was outstanding! Very faithful adaptation of the manga, though there were some minor deviations like referring to Keima as the "conquering god" rather than "capturing god". Art, animation, and soundtrack are top notch. The English dub is great with Luci Christian as Elsie standing out the best. Kinda weird to have Hilary Haag play two of the captured girls... she does a much better job as the librarian Shiori which stands out as the best capture of the season. Seeing Keima's "capture mode" animated in the final episode is so awesome and a good demonstration of how anime can provide some experiences not possible in manga. Haqua appears at the very end to tease S2 ^_^


I never read the scanlations, but "capturing" sounds really out of place to me. Keima doesn't "capture" anyone; conquer makes so much more sense to me, since he's basically "conquering" each girl's route.


That's still $150 for the complete series (12 episodes), that wouldn't even have flown back in the shitty pioneer days, much less now. They could say some bullshit like "oh that's the blu ray version" okay well the dvd version is $120 for the full series. I said this before when they announced the complete series of ROD on blu ray for $200, and I'll say it again, Aniplex is either going to need to wise up, or they're going to go down quickly. And to make things worse that $225 price for the collector's editions is the sale price. If, for some strange reason, you paid full price, you'd be paying $285 for the full series. I, too, wish to see this series, but I absolutely REFUSE to pay those outrageous prices for it, and I doubt I'll be able to get it from netflix, so that isn't going to happen either. And, yes, I realize that on sale the blu ray version is $120 and the dvd version is $90 (which might have flown back in the old days for a 3 disc series at full price), but I think I've made my point, and yeah I realized I made it very lengthily


I don't think Aniplex and their more-expensive-than-average pricing is going anywhere anytime soon.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:20 AM

I got an email from Verizon Fios TV saying that starting March 15 Funimation will be discontinued due to very low viewership.

This sucks, lately I have gotten into watching a lot of shows that have aired on the channel.


Does that mean no more Sgt Frog.

The show is such a great cartoon - I feel like if they could market it right people would love it.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

I never read the scanlations, but "capturing" sounds really out of place to me. Keima doesn't "capture" anyone; conquer makes so much more sense to me, since he's basically "conquering" each girl's route.

It's been a while since I read it, but I think "capture" is used like capturing a girl's heart. I don't remember "conquer" ever being used in the manga. I'm guessing the anime uses separate terms to better distinguish Keima winning over a girl (conquest) vs Elsie trapping the loose soul (capture). There are a few other little things not included in the anime, like Keima's classmates in the manga are pretty mean towards him and call him "otamegane" (glasses otaku). This is still a very faithful adaptation and I recommend checking out the manga if you enjoyed the show.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:17 PM

It's been a while since I read it, but I think "capture" is used like capturing a girl's heart. I don't remember "conquer" ever being used in the manga. I'm guessing the anime uses separate terms to better distinguish Keima winning over a girl (conquest) vs Elsie trapping the loose soul (capture). There are a few other little things not included in the anime, like Keima's classmates in the manga are pretty mean towards him and call him "otamegane" (glasses otaku). This is still a very faithful adaptation and I recommend checking out the manga if you enjoyed the show.


Ah, that's what you meant. That makes sense now. I didn't really think of it as capturing a girl's heart or capturing the loose souls; I read it like capturing the girl herself, haha.

I enjoyed the show, but I didn't really care for Kanon or Shiori's routes. They just weren't interesting characters to me. Also, the show gets pretty repetitious and Keima never develops as a character. The second season didn't rectify any of this, but the last two routes (Chihiro and Jun's) were good, since they were more like Ayumi and Mio's routes — they were down-to-earth and there wasn't any supernatural crap.

I hear the manga gets really crazy later on, so hopefully they do some more anime adaptions.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

I got an email from Verizon Fios TV saying that starting March 15 Funimation will be discontinued due to very low viewership.

This sucks, lately I have gotten into watching a lot of shows that have aired on the channel.

A bit of a bummer to hear.I had it for a free trial for a while like a month or two ago.It was nice to see some other animes that I wouldn't have seen out there.The only problem I have with an anime sort of channel would be the wait between episodes repeating the same episode for like 5 days straight.I didn't look for it, but they offered OnDemand too didn't they?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

anybody interested in most/all of gto anime/manga including the prequel mangas still shrink'd?

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#1668 Razzuel

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:55 AM

anybody interested in most/all of gto anime/manga including the prequel mangas still shrink'd?


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:58 AM

anybody interested in most/all of gto anime/manga including the prequel mangas still shrink'd?


Those would be nice, yes. I love GTO. I don't really like the "school" stories genre, but GTO is a good read/watch.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:13 AM

anybody interested in most/all of gto anime/manga including the prequel mangas still shrink'd?

I might be interested in the manga, if Razzuel doesn't go for it. Just started window shopping for volumes on Amazon once I found out that Shonan Jun'ai Gumi would finish in English after all.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:47 AM

I would like the GTO anime, but Razzuel probably wants it more.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

ok well i'll compile the list of everything i have and we'll see how much people want the anime or the manga especially when the shipping costs for the manga get added in.

i also have some old rumiko takahashi stuff, a lil ogre slayer, and some stuff like the escaflowne movie collector's box dvd, and a few other things. should i go through the effort of cataloging that stuff too?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

http://www.crunchyro...g-on-march-27th If true about the Bleach anime this would be quite a shame when it had only one more arc to go.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

Whilst I'm working on the the rest here's my GTO stuff. You can PM me offers if you'd like:

GTO Manga 1-25 Complete
Shonan Junai Gumi 1 and 2 wrapped
GTO DVD 1-3, 6-10, so I'm only missing 4 and 5 i might have somewhere..

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

Does that mean no more Sgt Frog.

The show is such a great cartoon - I feel like if they could market it right people would love it.


I don't know how true it is, but I remember reading that when ADV had the license, they were and they had a deal with Cartoon Network to air it, but I think that was when Toonami was still roaming the airwaves and before ADV went kaput.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:23 AM

I watched Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai over the past few days. I thought it was decently enjoyable.

I've been watching Daily Lives of High School Boys which is amazing. I know NISA has licensed it, and I'm probably going to pick it up whenever they release it.

Anyone know if there have been any good (non-harem) high school romances recently?
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#1677 Razzuel

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:36 AM

I watched Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai over the past few days. I thought it was decently enjoyable.

I've been watching Daily Lives of High School Boys which is amazing. I know NISA has licensed it, and I'm probably going to pick it up whenever they release it.

Anyone know if there have been any good (non-harem) high school romances recently?


Yup, I feel the same way about Haganai and Nichibros. I finished watching Haganai, but I put Nichibros on hold because I'm just gonna wait for NISA's release.

As for non-harem, high school romances, I would recommend Ano Natsu and Chihayafuru, both of which are on Crunchyroll. Chihayafuru's main focus isn't the romance, but the romance that is in there is amazing.

Speaking of Chihayafuru, it's the best show airing right now, and it's just so damn good. It's probably gonna end up as one of my favorite shows. Everyone should check it out.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

Haibane Renmei was alright but I felt it was too vague and I would have like more disclosure of the secrets of the universe to really enjoy it. You can be mysterious but at some point you need to throw back the curtain and explain yourself as an author and it bugs me when that isn't done. It's an extremely mellow and melancholy sort of show if that's your thing.


I've watched half of it so far and its just like you describe it so far. I kinda hoping it picks up alittle before its over. I also watched Bakemonogatari and loved it, I caught up with the second series and am excited for the movie.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

I've watched half of it so far and its just like you describe it so far. I kinda hoping it picks up alittle before its over. I also watched Bakemonogatari and loved it, I caught up with the second series and am excited for the movie.


You aren't really into Haibane Renmei, but you love Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari? Man, our tastes must be the exact opposite, haha; I loved Haibane Renmei and hated Bakemonogatari. I've been watching Nisemonogatari too and it's no better; I hate it as well, haha.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:20 AM

That's just how Haibane Renmei and Niea under 7 are (they're both from the same guy), you aren't supposed to really understand anything. You're just supposed to sit back and enjoy the ride.
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