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#1921 the_punisher

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:28 AM

Rented the Mass Effect anime on PSN, wow that was terrible. Also really distracting that one of the main characters is the same voice as Edward Elric but still very bad.

Finished Brotherhood and the movie, main series was incredible. Movie was surprisingly good considering how the TV series ends.

Also got the Haruhi movie in the mail, not sure what to expect on that. First season was really great, second was decent, and now a movie? Hmm. Still waiting on a season 3 announcement too, considering how big the series is in Japan I'm surprised nothing's been announced yet.

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#1922 DNukem170

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Also got the Haruhi movie in the mail, not sure what to expect on that. First season was really great, second was decent, and now a movie? Hmm. Still waiting on a season 3 announcement too, considering how big the series is in Japan I'm surprised nothing's been announced yet.


Movie is pretty good, but the part with only Kyon and Nagato drags on for a while. Probably could be a little shorter though.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

I've just started watching Higurashi no Naku Kori ni. I'm on episode three right now, but I have to know if this show is worth watching. I mean, does Keiichi develop a set of balls? He's not being completely passive about everyone trying to kill him and his friends watching everything he does with their demon eyes, but come on, it's submissive to not confront them. I know there's a twist in here (finished watching Another a few months ago) but is it worth it? Do they stagnate through the whole series with this questionable character growth? :(

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#1924 SolidSnake86

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:11 AM

Also got the Haruhi movie in the mail, not sure what to expect on that.


I really enjoyed the Haruhi movie, it made up for that 8-parter in season 2.

Just got finished watching Angel Beats. Wow. That was some show.


#1925 PancakesAreLove

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

Movie is pretty good, but the part with only Kyon and Nagato drags on for a while. Probably could be a little shorter though.


A little shorter? That movie was fucking long. Not that it's bad or anything.

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#1926 Hente

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Just picked up Oyasumi Punpun and man do I regret not picking it up earlier. Really makes me feel like shit sometimes.

I really enjoyed the Haruhi movie, it made up for that 8-parter in season 2.

Definitely, I don't know how Kyoani thought it was acceptable to make 8 episodes that were virtually the same. I've heard that the E8 arc in the light novel didn't even last that long either.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

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.

I saw and had the box set of excel saga years before I'd even heard of flcl. that doesn't mean everything I know, but I tend to think excel saga was over here way before flcl.

I found flcl massively over-rated. mostly by those who liked the subject matter and/or wanted to sound pretentious by saying, 'you just don't get it.' I got it. I wasn't afraid to say it was crap even though I was (may still be) ostracized for saying it.
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#1928 DNukem170

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

OK, Excel Saga's first DVD was released 3 months before FLCL's first DVD, but Excel Saga never aired on TV, so not as many anime fans watched it.

#1929 guinaevere

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

I had no idea.
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#1930 E Nice

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

I've just started watching Higurashi no Naku Kori ni. I'm on episode three right now, but I have to know if this show is worth watching. I mean, does Keiichi develop a set of balls? He's not being completely passive about everyone trying to kill him and his friends watching everything he does with their demon eyes, but come on, it's submissive to not confront them. I know there's a twist in here (finished watching Another a few months ago) but is it worth it? Do they stagnate through the whole series with this questionable character growth? :(

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Yes, there's a twist to it. The show is being presented to you like viewing all of a visual novel's multiple endings, except each route provides more information for solving the overall mystery. You're not watching the whole deal with one story arc or even one season. I'm not sure Higurashi is that strong in character growth, as it is in story development, but you do learn a lot about each of them as it goes on. I think it's a great show but if the mystery and runaway paranoia isn't hooking you then this show may not be for you.
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#1931 Magiblaze

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

Hay friends.I'm thinking about getting the Hellsing Ultimate OVA series on blu-ray with the latest price drop to about 30$.I'm curious though and was hoping you guys could inform me here.Does the OVA series end at Episode 8 or is there more to come?

Edit : Nvm lol.Went and looked it up and theres at least two more episodes that haven't came to the states yet.

#1932 PimpLimp

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:12 AM

Deadman Wonderland has started back up again and the new chapter is out if anyone's interested.

And then there's going to be a 1-hour Toriko/One Piece/DBZ anime special in Japan to promote the upcoming Project Versus J game. The casts of each anime involved have also been released.

#1933 DNukem170

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

I would be more interested if it was another OP/DBZ only crossover.

#1934 GhostShark

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

I would be more interested if it was another OP/DBZ only crossover.


This, please. The manga One Piece/DBZ crossover was awesome. Zoro and Piccolo all day, every day.
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#1935 themaster20000

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:22 AM

Black Lagoon has recently returned after being on hiatus for 2 years.

#1936 PimpLimp

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:10 AM

Digimon Tamers is coming to NA on DVD.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:42 AM

Finally watching through Katekyo Hitman Reborn fully. I absolutely loving it, finishing through episodes pretty fast. Hoping to have my Tsuna cosplay ready for Katsucon this weekend (I'm currently trying to style the wig w/ spikes).

I finally saw and finished Serial Experiments Lain on Sunday (marathon it). Very interesting....
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#1938 DNukem170

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:50 AM

I was just in Target and Nintendo is apparently repackaging the Japanese Pokemon figures again instead of making their own. Considering they have gone up in price, these new packs are kind of nice.

#1939 PimpLimp

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:31 AM

I was really excited to hear this news: the new Hunter x Hunter anime will continue to air through the Chimera Ant Arc.

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#1940 DNukem170

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

New trailer for Pokemon Movie 16. A squad of Genesect terrorize the land and are about to kill Ash & company until Mewtwo shows up all pissed-off. Best part? Ash recognizes him, meaning it is, in fact, the same Mewtwo from 15 years ago.

Oh, and Team Rocket appear and once again act like their old selves instead of the fake-badass selves in the series.

#1941 3GSid

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

Just finished up Fate Stay Night, and am about to finish Samurai 7.

The ending of Fate Stay Night left a bit of bitterness in my mind
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#1942 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

Reading School Rumble #1 and watching Persona 4 The Animation. Really liking both so far:bouncy:

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#1943 PimpLimp

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

Wow! Media Blasters no longer has rights to Bakuman, Rurouni Kenshin, and Berserk animes.

Other undisclosed titles have also expired. And even though they have the rights to Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei and Moyashimon, they have no intentions of releasing them and may license them out to other companies.

#1944 E Nice

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:51 PM

Just finished up Fate Stay Night, and am about to finish Samurai 7.

The ending of Fate Stay Night left a bit of bitterness in my mind

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Check out the F/SN movie Unlimited Bladeworks. You may not understand what the heck is going on, unless you read up on it to have it explained, but if you couldn't stand Shirou in the tv series he'll be redeemed here.
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#1945 themaster20000

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

Wow! Media Blasters no longer has rights to Bakuman, Rurouni Kenshin, and Berserk animes.

Other undisclosed titles have also expired. And even though they have the rights to Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei and Moyashimon, they have no intentions of releasing them and may license them out to other companies.


Not really a surprise considering all the problems Media Blasters has had of late.

Now it is surprising that their going to focus mainly on the Kitty Media stuff.

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#1946 tangytangerine

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:58 AM

Wow! Media Blasters no longer has rights to Bakuman, Rurouni Kenshin, and Berserk animes.

Other undisclosed titles have also expired. And even though they have the rights to Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei and Moyashimon, they have no intentions of releasing them and may license them out to other companies.


They've also confirmed that they let the licenses for Midori Days & Grenadier expire. So those are 2 new titles to add to Media Blasters' OOP list.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.11 will air on Adult Swim on March 17th as part of the "Toonami Birthday Party" lineup.

And I don't actually care about this but I thought I should share anyways, One Piece will be added to the Toonami programming block.

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#1948 DNukem170

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

Yay, I will actually be able to watch One Piece again!

New TOM looks pretty cool too.

#1949 Kylearan

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

Just finished watching Steins;Gate. Damn, that was good.

#1950 tangytangerine

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

I wonder if One Piece is what will be replacing Tenchi Muyo GXP once it finishes up(has about 8 episodes left).
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