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by esselfortium
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: My Discord chat-log
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: My Discord chat-log

It's alright to stop posting these.
by esselfortium
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: My Discord chat-log
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: My Discord chat-log

:rei_meh:

Okay.
by esselfortium
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

Is New Game! any good? The art seems solid & I like stories about a workplace environment but from the clips I've seen I'm getting the vibe that: A) There isn't much focus on the actual work. B) It's another anime show that exists in a strange post-apocalyptic utopia where all men have died off...
by esselfortium
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?

esselfortium , CGI would have been even more expensive and time consuming in 1995 than it is now. I honestly don't think Ramiel was conceived to behave in any differently than what was in the show. Oh god, haha. I was just speaking generally since it was brought up in the thread here. 3D CGI in a 1...
by esselfortium
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?

The myth of "budget" in anime is a meme that needs to die. No one at Gainax said "oh, well, we ran out of money, guess our animators are just going to sit on their thumbs now and wait for the next project" during Evangelion's production. They worked their tails off to get those e...
by esselfortium
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

robersora#865130 wrote:^
That sounds incredibly cool and interesting.

Yeah, I'm really hoping it gets adapted into an anime at some point!
by esselfortium
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

The story will end with Zoku-owarimonogatari , though we've already had the postscript in the form of Hanamonogatari . All the subsequent novels (and the various short stories in various places) are further episodes within the story already told to its end, so while they would be good to have, they...
by esselfortium
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

I loved Konosuba season 2. Found it a lot better and more consistently funny than season 1 was, which had some great moments but overall I was somewhat lukewarm on.

(Also, both Madoka endings are unparalleled masterpieces!)
by esselfortium
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1263
Views: 95787

Re: Controversial Anime Opinions

I'm probably going to get some flak for this, but I never liked The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya very much. For me, it's the definition of a show that doesn't age well. Not only is the main character kind of a jerk, but pretty much everything in it is a reference to slice-of-life anime cliches tha...
by esselfortium
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

Gatchaman Crowds and Insight are both fantastic and more people need to see them. In addition to just being fun as heck, they feel even more relevant and eerily prescient now than they did a few years ago.
by esselfortium
Wed May 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Yoko Kanno (& Plagiarism)
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Cowboy Bebop

As far as anime/movie music goes, that's pretty accurate. The main difference between those scores and Cowboy Bebop is that, while Kanno and Watanabe referenced other music while collaborating for their projects, they don't make "safe" or "predictable" choices. They actively mak...
by esselfortium
Tue May 30, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Yoko Kanno (& Plagiarism)
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Cowboy Bebop

"Plagiarized from" or "Inspired by," either one would fit the bill at this point. The similarities are there, but it's not to the point where you can really accuse her of lifting every beat, melody, and harmony progression in order to create songs nearly indistinguishable from o...
by esselfortium
Fri May 12, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 979
Views: 186918

Re: News of Anime in Japan

Keijo!!!!!!!! was hilarious and far more entertaining than its premise had any right to be. It wasn't directed as a fanservice show, it was just a ludicrously silly over-the-top shounen battle tournament. It's basically Jojo if stands were replaced with butts. I was really hoping to get a series of ...
by esselfortium
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

Scum's Wish [end]: Holy fucking shit, that's about the most grownup ending to a love story I've ever seen. And goddamn, I'm not even being hyperbolic there. Hey, we can't get our true loves, so let's be fuck buddies! Great, let's do that! Okay, we should at least try to get our true lov...
by esselfortium
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

Yeah, I was really expecting Scum's Wish to end in tears and suffering -- the premise seemed tailor-made for a depressing ending. I think I would've still enjoyed the show a lot either way, but that it's taken a very different path has been very refreshing and rewarding to watch.
by esselfortium
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 463
Views: 29454

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

Anyone else watching Kuzu no Honkai ? I've never really gotten into "shoujo" stuff before (I guess Ikuhara's stuff is kind of derived from that general aesthetic), but Kuzo no Honkai is something else. The direction is really pleasant, and the characters are fascinating and horrifying bec...
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?
Replies: 58
Views: 4754

Re: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?

Madoka isn't a deconstruction, though, and it really isn't reliant on genre knowledge at all. Even my dad got a lot out of it and he's seen, like, three anime. It's beloved for being a tightly-crafted emotional story paired with some killer music and visual design. But maybe that's just a general fa...
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: A question about the "alternate" ending for EOE
Replies: 18
Views: 2266

Re: A question about the "alternate" ending for EOE

NemZ#856375 wrote:Could be a hard reset, meaning life will have to re-evolve from scratch.

That doesn't make any sense as something to tell Shinji, unless she expects him to live a few million/billion years to experience any of that.
by esselfortium
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?
Replies: 58
Views: 4754

Re: Which anime of today will be considered future classics?

It only ends up going nowhere if the intention is to reach a definitive answer. I can't say that was my intent by any stretch. The most definitive answer we can get, from the very person whose intent was in question, has already been posted. Nothing is to be gained here by distrusting testimony fro...

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