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


#2251 genderbreak   what am i doing CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:35 AM

What do you guys recommend that's airing currently?

 

I'm already watching Blood Lad, Dangan Ronpa, Gatchaman Crowds, Gin no Saji, Shingeki no Kyojin, Uchouten Kazoku, and Watamote.



#2252 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3060 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:59 AM

Any suggestions on playing UK blu-rays?  I was perusing amazon.co.uk, when I saw this http://www.amazon.co...f=pd_sim_d_h__1 .  Yeah, this is fair, we have to pay $120 for the whole series, and they have to pay $30.



#2253 ShogunNage   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:35 PM

hey guys wondering if there is any info for us getting hellsing ultimate 9 and 10, kinda sucks not being able to see the ending. Just finished Roberta's Blood Trail, enjoyed a lot, makes me want to see more stories of the lagoon crew. I heard the anime is faithful to the manga, so theres no reason to get it to see any differences or more story.



#2254 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3899 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:10 PM

Just finished up Birdy the Mighty Decode & Fate/Stay Night.  Birdy's 1st season seems like it dragged on up until the last 2 episodes, while the 2nd season felt more streamlined and fast paced.  Fate Stay Night was good, but felt like it could've cut some parts out.  As some of the episodes added some unnecessary stuff that really didn't add anything. 

 

Now working on Green Green and Spice & Wolf.  Mostly watching Green Green just to mark it off my backlog.  It's kinda weird watching Spice & Wolf after watching the Maoyu simulcast earlier this year.  As Lawrence/Hero and Holo/Demon King are voiced by the same seiyuu and both shows main theme revolves economics.

 

hey guys wondering if there is any info for us getting hellsing ultimate 9 and 10, kinda sucks not being able to see the ending.

 

All Funimation is saying is that "they're working on it".  They've probably have been distracted on trying to acquire Bandai's old catalog than working out on getting those last 2 episodes licensed.



#2255 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12780 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

Just finished Sword Art Online and I enjoyed it. However the last 10 episodes almost ruined it for me.

 

Somewhat spoilers:

Spoiler



#2256 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

Just finished Sword Art Online and I enjoyed it. However the last 10 episodes almost ruined it for me.

 

Somewhat spoilers:

Spoiler

completely agree, I still have about four or five episodes to get through and I'm struggling to find a reason to keep watching. Just my opinion, which maybe will change if I ever get around to finishing it, but I think it would have been better to simply end it mid season. So far everything I've seen of the second half (I'm on episode 19 I believe) has been rather abysmal :-(



#2257 genderbreak   what am i doing CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

Currently on the 10th episode of Fate/Zero and I am really liking it so far. I've heard Fate/Stay Night is pretty bad relative to F/Z so I doubt I'll watch it.

 

completely agree, I still have about four or five episodes to get through and I'm struggling to find a reason to keep watching. Just my opinion, which maybe will change if I ever get around to finishing it, but I think it would have been better to simply end it mid season. So far everything I've seen of the second half (I'm on episode 19 I believe) has been rather abysmal :-(

 

I didn't think it was quite worth it. The action was good but the plotline was eh and the resolution was pertty boring imo.



#2258 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1633 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:03 PM

Just finished reading Monster the other day, and I don't know what took me so long to read it, but holy shit is that a good manga. One of the most intricate and well thought out stories I've ever come across. I'd highly suggest reading it if anyone hasn't before. I'm probably going to move on to the anime next and see how faithful it is. I know Viz is re-releasing the series next year as giant omnibuses and I'll be all over those.

 

Now I'm really excited to see if Guillermo Del Toro can successfully turn it into a show for HBO.



#2259 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12780 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:05 PM

completely agree, I still have about four or five episodes to get through and I'm struggling to find a reason to keep watching. Just my opinion, which maybe will change if I ever get around to finishing it, but I think it would have been better to simply end it mid season. So far everything I've seen of the second half (I'm on episode 19 I believe) has been rather abysmal :-(

 

You've invested this much time with it, I'd go ahead and finish it. It's not the worst thing in the world but it was a let down considering how good it started off. If anything watch it for Yui. I found her relationship with Kirito rather charming, but that's just the father in me talking.



#2260 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

Can anybody recommend a manga like Uzumaki, or Battle Royal? I haven't finished Uzumaki yet but it's pretty twisted... (haha) so far.



#2261 themaster20000   You sleeping yet? CAGiversary!   2537 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

Check out Parastye.



#2262 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is quite the quirky series, but Toriyama REALLY needs to let somebody else name his female characters.

#2263 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6539 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:07 PM

Check out Parastye.


I second this. Blade of the Immortal is also very good if you haven't looked at it yet.

#2264 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:22 PM

I second this. Blade of the Immortal is also very good if you haven't looked at it yet.

Wow! That's pretty gruesome, looks promising thanks.



#2265 genderbreak   what am i doing CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:41 PM

I never got around to finishing Uzumaki (I barely started it) but Ibitsu is one of my favourite horror mangas.



#2266 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1633 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

Disney is going to release Miyazaki's The Wind Rises here in NA. Expect release dates at a later time.



#2267 3gsid   Finally back as 3GSid! CAGiversary!   1091 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

Just finished watching Lovely Complex. Went into it with lower expectations as I don't usually like the whole comedy, romance combination unless it is well done. (e.g. Absolutely loved Toradora, Didn't like Love Hina at all) 

 

I can say I was honestly surprised with how much I liked it. Had a great balance between the two. Recommended it if you're into that type of anime.   Now to move on to finish Steins Gate!



#2268 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:15 AM

I haven't seen any comedy manga or anime yet unless you count the Bleach manga, stopped reading that part way through.



#2269 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12522 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:07 PM

I haven't seen any comedy manga or anime yet unless you count the Bleach manga, stopped reading that part way through.

 

I liked GTO. IT is funny, but also heart warming.



#2270 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

I haven't seen any comedy manga or anime yet unless you count the Bleach manga, stopped reading that part way through.

Watch School Rumble.



#2271 themaster20000   You sleeping yet? CAGiversary!   2537 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

I haven't seen any comedy manga or anime yet unless you count the Bleach manga, stopped reading that part way through.

 

Cromartie High School is a really really funny one,along with the anime of it which was funny in it's own ways.



#2272 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

Cool I'll look into those thanks



#2273 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

Watch School Rumble.

+1000000000
Honestly it's probably my favorite anime ever ^_^

#2274 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

There's also the far more meme-tastic Azumanga Daioh.

#2275 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1633 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:35 PM

Just a reminder to anyone interested, Evangelion 2.22 is going to be on Adult Swim tonight. There's also going to be a "surprise" of some kind after the movie is over.



#2276 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:30 PM

Probably an announcement of some kind.

Predictions!

1) One of IGPX/Megas XLR/Sym-bionic Titan/ThunderCats has been revived.
2) Highschool of the Dead acquisition.
3) Lineup is moving to before midnight.
4) Eva 3.03 is airing next week.
5) Blue Exorcist acquisition.
6) Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/Toonami themselves will start acquiring anime.
7) Return of Bobobo.
8) Lyrical Nanoha or Precure have been picked up.
9) Eureka Seven AO acquisition.
10) Madoka Magica is Toonami-bound.

#2277 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

+1000000000
Honestly it's probably my favorite anime ever ^_^

Cool I'll go check that one first now



#2278 DNukem170   Banned Banned   8864 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

Well, the surprise was the acquisition of Kick Heart.

In other news, some casting news for Pokemon: The Origin. Red will be played by Junko Takeuchi, aka Naruto.

#2279 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3899 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:15 PM

Well, the surprise was the acquisition of Kick Heart.

 

There were a couple people complaining on twitter last night about how bad the animation was on it.  Which granted, it was distracting.  But like some pointed out, that's what happens when you rely on a budget through Kickstarter.

 

One thing that has been bugging me lately is Sentai labeling their releases as "Complete Collections", yet are missing the OVAs(and had a more than a 6 month window to acquire it).   Ran into this problem with Mysterious Girlfriend X & Another.  Seems kinda misleading to do that.  Which I think is why Funimation stopped doing it for some shows and went with "complete xxxx season" instead.



#2280 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1633 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:39 PM

It's been announced that Hayao Miyazaki has retired from making feature-length movies.