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by Souther
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1058
Views: 211253

Re: News of Anime in Japan

I'd like to say I'm surprised. But I'm not. I'm not saying you CAN'T get more stories out of the Code Geass universe. But resurrecting Lelouche, and making him the main character again is just a bad Idea. His story in the original series ended perfectly , and this undermines it. This reeks of execu...
by Souther
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1407
Views: 161195

I'm not worried about the director because this is just going to be an adaptation of a previously existing work. Based on what I've heard about it, the Thunderbolt manga isn't really all that spectacular in the first place. It does have some great mobile suit designs and I imagine the ac...
by Souther
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

Re: Cyclops end his Journey (and gouges his eye out). BP

It's as I said, they had to focus on Inaho and Slaine because their story drove the plot. The story in order to work, needed to focus on a select number of characters, their scope with the cast, just didn't fit with the number of episodes. That's part of the problem, in my opinion, sinc...
by Souther
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1407
Views: 161195

At this point I'd want them to try making an OVA or equivalent spin-off based around the toys for other Sunrise properties. Say, something with Bandai's Robot Spirits line would be interesting. It might not be as popular as Build Fighters on paper, but I imagine there is enough of a potentia...
by Souther
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

Re: Cyclops end his Journey (and gouges his eye out). BP

I agree, but they were committed to the story they had, they just didn't realize in time that their scope of episodes wouldn't fit it. They want to tell Marito's story, they wanted to tell Rayet's story, they wanted to tell Harklight's story, clearly they wished to, but in the e...
by Souther
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

Re: Cyclops end his Journey (and gouges his eye out). BP

Aldnoah Zero Season 2 Final Episode Story wise AZ isn't terrible, so much as simply thin and hollow. It just becomes abundantly clear that there were plenty of the subplots, character tales, and world-building actions the series had hinted at in season 1 that could have been the narrative meat ...
by Souther
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

Tiger and Bunny: The Rising On a happier note, I thought this was quite entertaining and a welcome return to a very likable cast. Of course, the story was just your stereotypical excuse for a bunch of superheroes to fight together and none of the villains were remarkable, but I think Tiger and Bunn...
by Souther
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

Of course the show isn't Code Geass, the comparison is more along of similar anime that have a fun factor by endorsing the outrageous. It may even be superfluous in that sense as many describe Code Geass as a train wreck and rightly so, while I can't say the same about Ange. For an original...
by Souther
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

^Gunbuster has (in my opinion) the greatest ending of anything ever. I still maintain it's the greatest anime ever made. Seriously, if it doesn't end up on some kind of academic classics list I will be very disappointed. The ending is definitely one of the all-time greats and I keep...
by Souther
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

There's quite a tonal contrast between them and the actual content of the episode(s). Not exactly the first time that gimmick has been used, but it's nice when shows do something amusing or interesting with their next episode previews. I can always acknowledge that much, even if in t...
by Souther
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1407
Views: 161195

Fireball: I'm genuinely interested in seeing what Tomino actually meant by that, even with all of the old man's quirks. So far, I certainly don't hate her character but there's a lot of development left before anything close to that outcome can result. I really need to get caught up ...
by Souther
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

But the point is that we've had three episodes to develop since then, and what's happened since is actually kind of interesting. I mean, the long and the short of it is that Ange seriously fucked up, and she's being held accountable, and it's neat to see how she's developing in ...
by Souther
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

I don't agree with that. VVV was really just trying to recreate the Geass hype by throwing the wildest things in there. Cross Ange in contrast wants to tell a story. It my be offensive but it knows it and it plays it really well. The world building makes much more sense than lel highschool vamp...
by Souther
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 127581

Re: Necessary anime moment. Bl

We needed to see the mecha Godhand do his thing in modern anime visuals. Additionally, the first half of the 6 OVA series was alright, I teared up watching the now considerably older characters revisit the places from the series, and I had only finished watching that two months before. I can only i...
by Souther
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

But none of those apply to me, and yet here I am. Oh well. :shrug: Well, it's not like I want to force you to think differently. :lol: I get the whole "oh, this is so bad I'm enjoying it cynically!" mindset but for me that only works in limited doses. Otherwise, it's a giganti...
by Souther
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

Cross Ange 4: I know it's terrible, but I can't help loving it. Now I know how people felt watching Code Geass or Valvrave! Can't quite agree with that. I would say this is worse than Valvrave, thus making it the worst of the three by far. When it comes to something like Code Geass ther...
by Souther
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 127581

Here's a few controversial opinions: -Planetes proves that making faithful adaptations isn't necessary. -Higurashi Kai was better than the first Higurashi series. -Armored Trooper Votoms did not need any of its sequels. -Code Geass makes a lot of sense when analyzed thematically. -Arion was ...
by Souther
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2014
Replies: 1823
Views: 183390

I am admittedly the sort of person who doesn't despise ridiculous fanservice outfits on sight and could also sincerely defend stuff like Godannar, among other things, not only voluntarily but with a degree of enthusiasm and wit, yet Cross Ange just makes me shake my head in disappointment. They ...
by Souther
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fate/Stay Night, Unlimited Adaptation Works
Replies: 50
Views: 12366

So far, this is actually improving on the source material by cutting down on the exposition and giving what remains a more cinematic approach. I'm all for that. Hopefully this will continue to be a case where execution quality makes up for the weaknesses of the work being adapted, at least to so...
by Souther
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Under the Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

I'm glad for them.

Now it's all a matter of waiting to see how good the actual pilot episode will be.

It also seems they plan (or least want to do) another Kickstarter down the road.

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