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Anime & Manga Thread Vol. 2: Za Warudo!!!


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#1891 coolsteel

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

Am honestly surprised Media Blasters hasn't gone under yet considering they could never hold a release date to save their lives.


HENTAI , seriously their table at Otakon back in the day was nothing but smut and a few regular releases :lol:

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:04 AM

HENTAI , seriously their table at Otakon back in the day was nothing but smut and a few regular releases :lol:


That was basically 80% of their booth at NYC Comic Con this year.

#1893 Magiblaze

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

Am honestly surprised Media Blasters hasn't gone under yet considering they could never hold a release date to save their lives.

I am too.Really the only thing that I can think of that I thought was a really good property to make them some money was Rurouni Kenshin, but they charge a lot for that for what it is, or at least did.Haven't seen the prices for it but I remember for 3 boxsets you'd spend like 130$.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:34 AM

Sentai Filmworks has licensed Ruroni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen (New Kyoto Arc) for a digital and then bilingual DVD/Blu-ray release set for next year.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

I thought this was pretty cool, Tim Burton is voicing a dog in a anime short that will air next year in Japan.

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#1896 Kay_Faraday

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

steins gate is one of the best animes ever! :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:17 AM

steins gate is one of the best animes ever! :)


I Second that, Probably the best releases I've seen all year. The English Dubbing is pretty good as well.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

Berserk Manga to Resume in Japan on December 28th

#1899 lilman

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Evangelion art books heads up:

Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations got a third release: http://www.amazon.co.../dp/1926778553/

Der Mond w/ hardcover in stock and at a great price: www.amazon.com/Der-Mond-Neon-Genesis-Evangelion/dp/1421507676/

Brother is getting me ECI for Christmas ^^ Already have Der Mond. Of the Eva art books, Die Sterne is my favorite, but that one is harder to find at a good price.

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Flipped through ECI today. The pages are the same large size as DM and DS, high quality and thick paper. The art is similar to the anime, unlike DM and DS which contain a lot more abstract and spin-off art (like Rei in a yukata in the moonlight). Lots of Eva vs Angel art as well. Although I recommend all three art books to Eva fans, I would rank them: Die Sterne > Der Mond >> ECI.

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#1900 moon_knight

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

^Each one of those has Rei on the cover. I'm sold.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

Speaking of anime art, I was clearing out an old Wii SD card yesterday and found pics of Animal Crossing City Folk anime art I had made:

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Ha, those were good times (though brutally annoying to draw with a wiimote). The order above is the order I made them in, so they got better towards the end. I think I made more but the memory card didn't have any pics of them :P

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:21 AM

I've been revisiting some old titles, since I can't remember them very well (and because I do not have cable or my HD TV at my new place). Marathoned Bebop, rahxephon, and am half way through Escaflowne. IDK what to watch next. I would like a 'cel' animated action series (other than Lodoss war and Outlaw Star). Any ideas?

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:04 AM

this most likely is already posted once if not multiple times, but I would like to say...its about ding dang time. North American version please? and blu ray steelcase totoro while we're at it.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:28 AM

I'd wager the odds of a US release is about 50/50. Something tells me it will meet the same fate as the Baccano Blu-ray set.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

So I received my order from Rightstuf which among other things contained two $1 Blind Box items and a $5 Blind Box item.

The $1 items were Wedding Peach Volume 1 and Angelic Layer Volume 1. I take it girly titles are popular $1 items as I received Angelic Layer from a previous order two years ago. I peeled off the Rightstuf label on Angelic Layer to reveal a Best Buy label pricing this at $22.99.

The $5 item is for "Submarine 707R" Limited Edition DVD. I never heard of this. Is it any good?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:18 AM

Fuck Yes! Been waiting on this news for a while: Deadman Wonderland manga is set to return on January 26th.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

So I finally watched FLCL for the first time and....well.....uh? Can't say I enjoyed it, did LOL a few times but FAR from one of the greatest shows of all time. Can't even say for sure that I liked it.

FMA Brotherhood on the other hand is f'in amazing, just as good (maybe a little less) as the original. It's a very different story, but still loving every episode.

Money comes and goes, but deals don't last forever ;)


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

The only thing I liked about FLCL was the music. Otherwise, eh.

I've been wanting to catch up on Brotherhood, but yeah it's pretty damn good. They tend to try too hard with the comedy from time to time, but it's a solid series.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:57 AM

The only thing I liked about FLCL was the music. Otherwise, eh.


The music and the animated manga scenes.

It was great when it came out, but it's now only good, imo.

#1910 DNukem170

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:06 AM

FLCL didn't register at all in Japan, but in the US it was one of the first "batshit insane" anime to appear. Remember, this was before shows like Excel Saga and Bobobo.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:17 AM

The only thing I liked about FLCL was the music.


I still have the pillows in my regular MP3 rotation.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:18 AM

I still have the pillows in my regular MP3 rotation.


The Pillows? Never heard of them.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:18 AM

FLCL aired on Adult Swim over 9 years ago and I can see it losing some if its luster like Nukem mentioned. The music is a clear standout though.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

Kinda need opinions on a potential purchase. I've been considering Jubei-chan, since Media Blasters is re-releasing next week(hopefully). I'm thinking about grabbing it, since Bandai's collections are $30+, MB's version is $13 on Amazon and I have a feeling that it'll have a low print run due to MB's current situation.

But from the reviews I've read, it seems the show basically a throw away. Where it focused more on the animation than story.

Just wondering anyone's seen it and can tell me if it's even worth the $13 for it or not?
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#1915 lilman

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Besides the music and style, I also really enjoy FLCL's story of growing up.

I still have the pillows in my regular MP3 rotation.

Me too.

#1916 coolsteel

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Kinda need opinions on a potential purchase. I've been considering Jubei-chan, since Media Blasters is re-releasing next week(hopefully). I'm thinking about grabbing it, since Bandai's collections are $30+, MB's version is $13 on Amazon and I have a feeling that it'll have a low print run due to MB's current situation.

But from the reviews I've read, it seems the show basically a throw away. Where it focused more on the animation than story.

Just wondering anyone's seen it and can tell me if it's even worth the $13 for it or not?


Keep in mind the previous collection had a 5.1 sound mix for English . As for the show itself it is a comedy and quite funny at times you could do much worse for $13 dollars. If reviews are saying it focused more on animation than story then at some point the reviewer zoned out on this being a comedy with the animation carrying the gags.

#1917 DNukem170

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Kinda need opinions on a potential purchase. I've been considering Jubei-chan, since Media Blasters is re-releasing next week(hopefully). I'm thinking about grabbing it, since Bandai's collections are $30+, MB's version is $13 on Amazon and I have a feeling that it'll have a low print run due to MB's current situation.


O.O Media Blasters has Jubei-chan? When'd that happen?

Season 1 is decent, but unremarkable. Season 2 (released as J2 by Geneon) has by far many of the greatest swordfights ever animated.

It does break many magical girl conventions, mostly in that main character Jiyu refuses the eyepatch as often as she can and her father gets realistically protective of her once he finds out.

It is from the same guy who directed Kodocha and Fruits Basket. If you do get it, get the J2 bundle from RightStuf. It is that good.

EDIT: I am looking at Amazon, and 3 of the four volumes from Season 1 are less than a dollar.so you could get those too. Some guy also has the individual volumes for 0.99 on eBay.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

If anybody wants a good action/gag manga to read, I highly recommend Onepunch-man. It's about a hero who as the name implies, can defeat any enemy in one punch. It's gory and hilarious, just how I like 'em.

It started as a web comic and then got picked up by Shueisha and now runs in Young Jump.

#1919 tangytangerine

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

O.O Media Blasters has Jubei-chan? When'd that happen?

EDIT: I am looking at Amazon, and 3 of the four volumes from Season 1 are less than a dollar.so you could get those too. Some guy also has the individual volumes for 0.99 on eBay.


Media Blasters licensed it back around June/July last year. But up until last month, no one knew what exactly they licensed, which it turned out to be season 1.

Since it sounds like it's at least worth $13, I placed an order for it. I'd rather have it all in one box set, as it'll save on shelf space. Hopefully it's not one of those stack packs they've been doing, where all the discs are stacked on a spindle(are they that cheap?).

Actually went through a couple boxes a few hours ago to clean out some DVDs. Which I found a sealed copy of Vol. 1 of season 2 that I guess I forgot I bought back in 2011. Watched the first episode of that and seems decent enough.
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#1920 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:04 AM

Media Blasters licensed it back around June/July last year. But up until last month, no one knew what exactly they licensed, which it turned out to be season 1.

Since it sounds like it's at least worth $13, I placed an order for it. I'd rather have it all in one box set, as it'll save on shelf space. Hopefully it's not one of those stack packs they've been doing, where all the discs are stacked on a spindle(are they that cheap?).

Actually went through a couple boxes a few hours ago to clean out some DVDs. Which I found a sealed copy of Vol. 1 of season 2 that I guess I forgot I bought back in 2011. Watched the first episode of that and seems decent enough.


Honestly, I really, really like Jubei-chan, both seasons one and two. I think you'll have a good time with it.
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