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Richard Kain

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In Topic: Anime Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

28 September 2014 - 09:13 PM

Yes, collecting Gundam can be a frustrating quest. Since Bandai tanked, all of their series are up in the air as far as western releases go, so the original releases have jumped to crazy heights in the after-market. I snatched up copies of MSG and Zeta as soon as I heard about what was happening. I still haven't bothered to pick up Seed, Destiny, or Wing yet. Just never got around to it.


To add to the frustration, there are a few Gundam series that have NEVER had western releases. By and large those unreleased seasons and series are some of the weaker entries. But for fans of Gundam it is galling all the same.

In Topic: Anime Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

28 September 2014 - 04:57 AM

08th MS Team was really flawed.


(shrug) We all have our personal tastes. I will agree that the character development in 80th was more than a little rushed, and was one of the weaker aspects of the series. And the romance was quite forced, that is true. It still remains one of my more favored Gundam series though.


I acquired the import version of Time of Eve on Blu-Ray, and haven't gotten around to evaluating it yet. I would love to hear about how the new release stacks up.

In Topic: Anime Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

28 September 2014 - 12:22 AM

Can anyone reccomend me a Gundam series?

G is my favorite and I've seen a bit of the original and Wing.


There is no other Gundam series like G. It stands alone as a monument to exaggeration.


08th MS Team is a personal favourite. It's a Gundams-in-the-jungle side story that feels very much like Gundam warfare transposed into Vietnam.


The Gundam 00 series is quite good. It's also one of the more recent series so it should be a little easier to find. I would recommend that.


Gundam Seed, and Gundam Seed Destiny are worth a look, but require a higher tolerance for teenage angst. All Gundam series have teenage angst to one degree or another. It's a very common element that all of Gundam seems to consistently explore. But in Seed and Seed Destiny they ratchet the teenage angst up to eleven. All teenage angst, all the time. If you're okay with that, than Seed and Destiny will be a fun romp.


Zeta Gundam is good, but a bit dated. It is a continuation of the storyline presented in the original Gundam series. If you liked that one and want to see what some of the characters get up to, Zeta is an easy recommendation.

In Topic: Anime Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

25 September 2014 - 05:36 AM

any of y'all recommend getting attack on titan part 1 and or 2 or just holding it out into a full season or collection gets released? 


Attack on Titan is freaking rad, and well worth seeing. However, it is also one of the most popular anime around at the moment. And since the U.S. releases are being published by Funimation, the chances of a full-season box set getting re-released some time later are north of 85%.


If you aren't hard pressed for fresh content, it would probably be quite safe to wait. The less patient fans are definitely going to pick this one up in substantial numbers. Funimation will almost certainly get around to a full season set for it in another year or two. (probably even a S.A.V.E. set eventually)


I couldn't wait. I went ahead and picked up a copy of Volume 2 when I stopped by Fry's Electronics today.

In Topic: The RetroN 5 in-stock tracking thread/deals thread. Currently sold out everyw...

24 September 2014 - 03:34 PM

And it's pointless to keep using the term "stolen." Open source projects are distributed freely by their very nature, no matter what their licenses stipulate. You can't steal something that someone else is handing out free of charge.


The issue at hand isn't theft, it's misappropriation. Call it what it is. Throwing around such language is just a blatant attempt to incite controversy.


At the end of the day, this is an issue for the software creators to be upset about, as indeed they are. There's no particular reason for general consumers to be reaching for the torches and pitchforks.