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Postby AR-99 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:51 pm

Damn, SF performance on 7/18 already sold out. :sniffle:
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Postby backseatjesus » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:15 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3qYJRJT4FM

I was optimistic for this, but this kind of looks... bad.

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Postby BlueBasilisk » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:52 pm

Wow, that animation looks so stiff and weightless. What happened? :???:
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Postby kuribo-04 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:10 am

It does, it kinda reminded me of what happened with Dragon Ball Super fights. The choreography isn't very good either, it doesn't have energy.
Problems could be lack of budget/time/experience or all three.
Either way the quality could vary and be better in other parts, and I don't think something like FLCL should be judged only by the animation, but this does make me less hopeful.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:30 am

Pretty bummed that Toonami is going to hold off on release of the Japanese language versions of FLCL2+3 until November. I figured this would happen when the news started saying the sequel seasons would premiere in Japanese cinemas as movie events in September. If Toonami streamed/aired the shows in Japanese it wouldn’t be hard for Japanese audiences to have the entire series available to them and make the theatrical runs a non-affair.

I may hold off seeing these until November so I can properly experience them without the distraction of dubbing. I work with actors a lot and the “actors” used in the anime dubbing industry leave a lot to be desired.

Not to mention:

SPOILER: Show
Unless they are specifically told not the dubbing industry takes rampant liberties with translating anime. In the Japanese version Megumi Hayashibara is voicing the Haruko of FLCL.Progressive - Harahu Raharu - while the original squeaky voice actor for Haruko from the original FLCL - Mayumi Shintani -doesn’t return to play the character until FLCL.Alternative, the 3rd season. I think they’re supposed to be different characters with similar designs. The US dub meanwhile is just using the same actor across all three seasons and is calling the character “Haruko” which could change the meaning behind th usage of different actors to represent different characters. Too early to tell but quite a change from what the creators did nonetheless.
I’m reminded of the lazy mistakes/liberties taken with Neon Genesis in the original US dub and how they royally fucked up things in Episode 22 during Asuka’s mind falling apart in the confrontation with Arael. When I first watched the show in English years ago I wondered what was the point of the “none of this is the real me” sequence where the same three or four lines from Asuka are repeated about 5 times. It seemed pointless and just a lazy way to draw out time. It wasn’t until I watched the series in Japanese that I realized each time it went through Asuka saying the series of lines it was a different voice actress playing the part & imitating Asuka thus making the “none of this is the real me” actually substantial. The US dub? It’s just Tiffany Grant the entire time cause those Japanese all sound alike, amirite?

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Postby kuribo-04 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:20 am

Seems like what you say in the spoiler is important to the new FLCL, not something to be ignored anyways IMO.

And holy crap about that Evangelion dub thing.
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Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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Postby AR-99 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:56 pm

Picked this up from character designer Chikashi Kubota 2 weekends ago at FanimeCon: http://coldsteel.rubberslug.com/gallery ... mID=420721
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Postby Shinji Ikari Expy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:06 pm

I've been watching the dub of the latest season on Adult Swim and I'm not especially impressed. I was ready to accept that it wouldn't be as good as the original but I told myself I'd try to enjoy the ride anyway. But this new season makes me realize how important Naota was to the chemistry of the show.

I used to think of Naota as a boring comedic straight man, but it's his creeping adolescent insecurity, hidden underneath an indifferent exterior, that made the show. I can remember relating to him — wanting to grow up quickly but feeling confused about what that means; wanting to seem cool, mature and in-control but feeling anxious and afraid.

I have no idea what to make of this season's main character. She's also emotionally distant, but in a way that seems artificial. She's very Rei-like, but this is not a good quality in the main character of a coming-of-age (or "beginning-of-adolescence") comedy. This season may focus more on the show's fictional universe — the Galaxy Space Police Brotherhood, Medical Mechanica, Raharu, the Pirate King, NO channels, etc. — but I never took much interest in this aspect of the show. FLCL 1 was great because it captured a feeling — yearning for adulthood while simultaneously fearing it. I don't see that in FLCL Progressive; not yet, anyway.

Anyway, I still have hope that everything will come together in the end. I try to tell myself that FLCL 1 didn't make any sense to me the first time I watched it, but it had...something that's missing from this season.

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Postby kuribo-04 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:17 pm

AR-99:
Cool item you got there!
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
"In any case, it (Kill la Kill) is the greatest work of fiction ever written and should be taught in schools." -Squigsquasher
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Postby AR-99 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:17 pm

^Worth the wait for the sketch. Not sure yet if the wait will be worth it for the series.
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Postby robersora » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:15 pm

I've watched 3 Episodes. There are moments, that are as strong as the entirety of FLCLassic. Sadly, they are just moments. The pillows are underutilized - almost no orgasmic uses of blasting choruses accenting climaxes. The design work and script are quite nice, the shots are dynamic, but the actual animation lacks big time.
FLCLassic was this coalescence of music and beautiful visuals that washed over me, and had staying power due to competent writing and soul in its production.
Progressive aims to emulate that, but clearly lacked the time/manpower to make it look as should and expertise to make it music-videoy.

Overall I still enjoy it, and I can't begrudge them for trying, because this is no Sailor Moon Crystal situation. But it's sad. I feel like if they had half a year to polish what they've got here, it could have been amazing.
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