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by Dr. Nick
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: It's pretty ironic that a game series that does anime bullshit so well is so bad as an actual anime. But of course, considering the basic building blocks of the franchise, any attempt at adapting it on television would be a crazy uphill battle, esp...
by Dr. Nick
Thu May 24, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Celebrity RIP Thread
Replies: 1692
Views: 161399

Re: Celebrity RIP Thread

I'm well over a year late with this, but this is some darkest timeline stuff:

Light Rail Avenger Kairo Seijuro
by Dr. Nick
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 622
Views: 123420

Re: Pacific Rim

Yeah, Uprising is largely what you'd expect, a plasticky Chinese cheapie compared to the first film. But I honestly didn't expect them to lift the very final action setpiece from

SPOILER: Show
RoboGeisha


so props for that at least.
by Dr. Nick
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1036
Views: 200752

Re: News of Anime in Japan

So I just finished reading the Ga-Rei manga and I'm going to post something about it at a later date, but a Wikipedia reference led me to this. That is absolute screaming madness. I mean, I guess you could techincally pull off a dinky live-action version of Ga-Rei Zero with a TV superhero budget, bu...
by Dr. Nick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Eureka Seven AO: In short, I don't get why this series is supposed to be this uniquely awful thing, but that's almost certainly due to my policy of not engaging with the in-the-moment seasonal anime fandom (and also being a know garbage eater). Hipsterism perhaps, but it's just a fact of anime that...
by Dr. Nick
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Battle Athletes Victory, episodes 1-6: No wonder chaz as a man of wealth and taste likes this show, because it feels like the complete product after the practice run that was the OVA. Considering this franchise is built around a preposterous future sports setting, the OVA was probably too epic for ...
by Dr. Nick
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Having now watched all of the Robotech component shows, I get the feeling that Southern Cross is the underrated one, likely due to its butt-ugly mecha designs. The robots really do look like Chinese Macross knock-offs, but other than that and its unfulfilling non-ending resulting from an early cance...
by Dr. Nick
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Rewatched Your Name , and it's truly a remarkable film that shows how a movie can glide over even large mechanistic plot holes if it has good momentum and fingers the right thematic and emotional chords. Take, for example, Itomori with its ancient meteorite craters: it makes absolutely no sense that...
by Dr. Nick
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1036
Views: 200752

Re: News of Anime in Japan

What a time to be alive:

by Dr. Nick
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Oh The Horror!
Replies: 40
Views: 7173

Re: Oh The Horror!

For those looking for a modern zombie film with as much satirical social commentary bite as Dawn of the Dead, I always recommend the Cuban film Juan of the Dead. It's gutsy to the point of "I can't believe the filmmakers were not arrested for this".
by Dr. Nick
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Dirty Pair The Movie: Make no mistake, Project Eden is an absolute wonder of the sort of 1980s aesthetic that makes the retrowave crowd moist , but much like a number of Dirty Pair OVA offerings, it suffers from an inconsistent tone. Basically, there seems to be two ways of doing Dirty Pair. One is...
by Dr. Nick
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Interviews With Monster Girls: Food for thought: this isn't my go-to genre, granted, but I think this show might be the fabled, super-elusive realistic harem anime. It achieves this by tweaking the typical harem asymmetry where there's always a main girl (usually a boring one) and then some harem f...
by Dr. Nick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 364
Views: 32422

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

Leviathan-sized video rental stores are being rescued by turning them into nonprofits. Looks like this one won't have any trouble reaching its Kickstarter goal.
by Dr. Nick
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 699
Views: 50897

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Jubei-chan, episode 8: So this hard slapstick show just pulled some deeply moving, extremely serious human drama in an episode where the protagonists are menaced by literal Mickey Mouse ninjas. Goddamn I love anime sometimes.
by Dr. Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: The Editorium
Topic: Commentary: Episode 07
Replies: 38
Views: 5903

Re: Commentary: Episode 07

Well, it took longer than expected but it's finally here . Hope the DOS nerdiness won't scare away too many people. The FGC page style makes the page longer than I'd like, but we'll have to live with it. This is a thing of beauty, exactly the sort of addition that makes me feel like the Old Comment...
by Dr. Nick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 364
Views: 32422

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

by Dr. Nick
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 906
Views: 66620

Re: FML general thread [8]

That's awful news. Take care, impri.
by Dr. Nick
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: The Editorium
Topic: Commentary: Episode 07
Replies: 38
Views: 5903

Re: Commentary: Episode 07

Thanks, man. Nuclear Lunchbox's name is still a link in cut 333 though.
by Dr. Nick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: The Editorium
Topic: Commentary: Episode 07
Replies: 38
Views: 5903

Re: Commentary: Episode 07

Thank you so much for fixing this embarrassing mess! The asterisk is meant to mark a footnote, pointing to another asterisk that was in my original comment. So you should put the other asterisk back as well so the connection won't disappear. ****** Edit: some final comments: 080: ADV's old home vide...
by Dr. Nick
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: The Editorium
Topic: Commentary: Episode 07
Replies: 38
Views: 5903

Re: Commentary: Episode 07

Which raises a good question: Unless I'm not realizing something important, it looks like the quote in the FGC apparently sprang up from nowhere. Dr. Nick, might you have some other source for it? Looks like it's some kind of fucky chimaira combining the JAE FAQ entry and this mailing list FAQ entr...

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