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jeff1304

Member Since 19 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 24 2016 08:16 PM
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In Topic: Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

01 December 2016 - 05:25 PM

I would argue you could skip all the other star wars and have a better experience if you watch the others you will realize that force awakens is a total rehash of a new hope in every possible way. People need to chill out on the memberberries to see clearly though.

yeah I hated the force awakens because of that. I wanted something new and they gave us a new hope 2.0. on another note any good deals from rightstuf today I don't shop anime enough to know whats a good deal lol.


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

25 November 2016 - 05:25 AM

I never realized how many anime series I like that Sentaifilmworks distributes. It's pretty amazing that Sentaifilmworks has so many of the ones I have an interest in buying. With the sale Sentaifilmworks I've spent far more now than I did in like the past two years on anime. Good job Sentaifilmworks.com, you've taken all my money. Such an amazing sale and I only have Sentaifilmworks to thank.

i overpaid on akame ga kill :( had no idea they were that much more expensive than the sentai sale.


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

16 September 2016 - 03:44 PM

Wow. Can't believe it -- an anime release that may actually be limited in its initial quarter of release. Haven't seen one of those in a long time, maybe not since Geneon went out of business and made volumes of Fs/n and Kanon rare. I kind of fear what FUNi may do with Outlaw Star now.

still have my dvd copy of outlaw star keep hoping we will see a blu ray release


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

15 July 2016 - 08:12 AM

Well looks like perfect timing just ordered the gundam orig series and gundam z on blu for $162


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

13 July 2016 - 10:42 PM

Well, Zeta and Double Zeta (Gundam Z and Gundam ZZ) are direct sequels to the original mobile suit series and even have some recurring characters. Zeta is the better of the two, and is worth seeing. Double Zeta isn't bad, but just doesn't quite live up to its two predecessors. You can give it a pass if you don't have the time. If you want the complete history of the Universal Century, go ahead and give it a try.
 
I'm a very big fan of Gundam 08th MS team. It is a smaller-scale side-story of the initial Universal Century conflict set on Earth. It is primarily set in a jungle environment, and kind of feels like Gundams in a guerrilla war. (kind of like the US-Vietnam war) By taking a more narrow view of the conflict, and keep the locale isolated to a smaller area, they are able to focus more on individual characters in their small ensemble cast.
 
For the more modern non-Universal Century series, one of my favorites is Gundam 00. It had some neat science fiction conceits that it was willing to incorporate into the story, as well as some fairly appealing characters. They also managed to avoid some of the character interaction clichés that many of the other Gundam series fall into.
 
Gundam Wing is a popular choice, mainly as it served as an initial introduction for many to the series. It was one of the first series to get wide distribution in the U.S. thanks to its run on Cartoon Network. In hindsight, I don't feel it is as strong as many of the series I have seen since, but it is still a solid entry.
 
The Gundam SEED series are decent as well. But be warned, they lean heavily into cliché. While they sport a good art style and higher production values than some of the other entries, they are also awash in TEEN ANGST. That capitalization is not a mistake. You could easily rename "Gundam SEED" as "Gundam TEEN ANGST." This does not spoil the series, which has plenty of other reasons to recommend it. I especially enjoyed the colorful and varied mecha designs in Gundam SEED. It just helps to be prepared going in for all of the angst, from all of the numerous teenage characters.
 
G Gundam can be polarizing. It's a bit of a love-it-or-hate-it series. Personally, I rather like it. Part of this stems from the fact that it is FAR more ridiculous than most other Gundam series. Most Gundam series revolve around war. They tend to be about military conflict, and how those conflicts affect people. G Gundam is a silly, crazy series about a bizarre fighting tournament. It helps going in if you are expecting something a little less serious. If you are prepared to ride with G Gundam's craziness, it can actually be fun ride. Also, it sports some of the most ridiculous national stereotypes I've seen in an anime. It might be worth watching just to chuckle at some of the stereotypical characters, and they Gundams they pilot.

8th ms and Gundam wing are prob my 2 favorites I was just referring to the ones the have been released on blu ray recently like f91 and victory for example.