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by busterbeam
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Gurren-Lagann: GAINAX'S Epic! (There Be Massive Spoilers)
Replies: 399
Views: 69689

Re: Gurren Lagann? Best Mecha?

The biggest diff between Gurren Lagann and Gunbuster is that Gunbuster was actually good. :kaos_oni: Gurren Lagann wipes the floor with Gunbuster in terms of pure storytelling. I understand enjoying Gunbuster more for its atmosphere and style, but when you get down to a more in-depth analysis that ...
by busterbeam
Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Misconceptions on Anno & fanservice
Replies: 32
Views: 13698

That's another thing: Anno doesn't criticize otaku as an outsider, from a safe distance. All the otaku-criticism in Eva included himself. Anno even said that it annoys him when outsiders shit on otaku without really understanding them.
by busterbeam
Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Misconceptions on Anno & fanservice
Replies: 32
Views: 13698

You mistake me. I'm not arguing authorial intent. The author's intent does not cancel out the messages on gender roles and sexism within Evangelion, nor does the "they're just there to look cool" canard cancel out the many religious themes within the work; the series is actual...
by busterbeam
Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Misconceptions on Anno & fanservice
Replies: 32
Views: 13698

A good way to analyze Mari is to look at Mari. People say she's a pure fanservice character because she is, as I explain here. She's also a criticism of fanservice, part of the ongoing Evangelion statement on the objectification of women. Hideaki Anno: big Strike Witches fan, purveyor of se...
by busterbeam
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Gurren-Lagann: GAINAX'S Epic! (There Be Massive Spoilers)
Replies: 399
Views: 69689

Re: Gurren Lagann? Best Mecha?

Getter Robo and Gunbuster combined are often considered as the equivalent to Gurren Lagann. Gurren Lagann had a bajillion influences, and the story and characters was very, VERY different from Gunbuster's. I really don't know what you're talking about. Simon & Noriko are only simila...
by busterbeam
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Misconceptions on Anno & fanservice
Replies: 32
Views: 13698

Misconceptions on Anno & fanservice

So I was looking through this thread http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/14236/You-Like-Evangelion-Anno-hates-youDeath-of-the-Author/0/? and got reminded of something that always bothered me about Evangelion's fanbase. And now the Rebuild movies, which seem to be a continuation more than a retellin...
by busterbeam
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Studio Trigger project: Little Witch Academia
Replies: 70
Views: 34524

Holy crap the animation in this is absolutely wonderful.
by busterbeam
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Jan 2013
Replies: 1982
Views: 251809

Tatake, Tatake, TATAKEEE! Oh shit I love that theme song so much (and the first opening in general). http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwxf4v_ashita-no-joe-op_creation#.UP1v3PIwLTo About halfway they switch to a different opening animation made up of existing episode footage. It's more plot-relevant...
by busterbeam
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Studio Trigger project: Little Witch Academia
Replies: 70
Views: 34524

It doesn't bother me either, I actually meant it in the "before anyone thinks this is a new serie" kind of sense. Well, I didn't necessarily feel the need to specify it since googling "young animator training project" would have been enough. But yeah I guess I should hav...
by busterbeam
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Anime does not equal Japanese cartoons
Replies: 93
Views: 11420

This post by Peter Chung is probably relevant to this thread http://www.pelleas.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1707#p1707 I'm curious, who doesn't consider Akira an anime and what is their reasoning? I've never met such a person myself. Hiroki Azuma said that in one of his old Evangelion articles from th...
by busterbeam
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Studio Trigger project: Little Witch Academia
Replies: 70
Views: 34524

Man, that doesn't sadden me at all. Shorts/short films can be far more memorable than entire series. Character design sheets: http://i.imgur.com/T8GGsyt.jpg http://i.imgur.com/FjLbAj8.jpg http://i.imgur.com/5CmcxwK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/7awpwAe.jpg Some Yoshinari-drawn backgrounds (the dude...
by busterbeam
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Jan 2013
Replies: 1982
Views: 251809

Ashita no Joe.

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It's very good and deserves every bit of its success.
by busterbeam
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Gurren-Lagann: GAINAX'S Epic! (There Be Massive Spoilers)
Replies: 399
Views: 69689

Re: Gurren Lagann? Best Mecha?

I really do not see how gurren lagann is the best mecha ever made. It copies off of not only gunbuster/diebuster but also flcl. Also when you really look at gurren lagann all it is is a bunch of highly exagerated super robots. Believe me I like gurren lagann but I think it was a just a bit overrate...
by busterbeam
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Studio Trigger project: Little Witch Academia
Replies: 70
Views: 34524

Studio Trigger project: Little Witch Academia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqBssEBpihA http://i.imgur.com/PML8z64.jpg Release date: March 2nd Director, character design, animation direction: Yoh Yoshinari AKA one of the most impressive (ex) Gainax animators and the guy who drew a bunch of Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon fan art that keeps...
by busterbeam
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Un Monde Manga documentary
Replies: 54
Views: 62538

Tatami is hardly sci-fi because they never, at any point, imply that the time travel stuff is scientific - at the end they
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reveal that the old fortune-teller was behind it all so it seems more magical than anything else.
by busterbeam
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Un Monde Manga documentary
Replies: 54
Views: 62538

I'm not sure if they're really saying those things though, but defining certain anime aesthetics as inherently Japanese. After all. Tezuka started a lot of what we now consider common anime aesthetics and there's no way Murakami & everyone else don't know that the guy was hugely ...
by busterbeam
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Un Monde Manga documentary
Replies: 54
Views: 62538

I'm still kind of curious where the Tsurumaki+Imaishi+Sadamoto thing came from, since I'd like to read up on it (or at least bother a friend to translate it and THEN read it)
by busterbeam
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Un Monde Manga documentary
Replies: 54
Views: 62538

No I just meant before Summer Wars. Also I think Anno along Tsurumaki+Imaishi+Sadamoto has commented on Strike Witches in public (I could be getting this wrong) before but that it was more humorous and to support a friend. The blog posts are about something happening in private. I'm act...
by busterbeam
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Un Monde Manga documentary
Replies: 54
Views: 62538

I knew Murakami's influence/relationship with Hosoda went back earlier Do you mean it came up before Our War Game? I really don't think it did, OWG came out before Superflat Monogram and I don't think they've collaborated before that. Which is why I owe the "internet world"...
by busterbeam
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Un Monde Manga documentary
Replies: 54
Views: 62538

And to come back to Murakami, the net itself in Summer Wars has become one large superflat exhibition celebrating a now universal Japanese aesthetic. It's all so very soft and cozy compared to the 80s stuff though. I know someone wrote a blog post about this but I forgot where. I think I just d...

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