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Postby Fireball » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:33 pm

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Postby Ornette » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:02 am

Not sure if this was mentioned elsewhere, but these stylized figures are actually kind of nice:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASI ... k6l0g8-22/
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASI ... k6l0g8-22/

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Postby Bagheera » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:37 am

^Needs more sammich.
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Postby Fireball » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:56 am

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:48 am

View Original PostFireball wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTBlwb7S ... re=mh_lolz

Toothbrush scene BD comparison

Differences I've noticed.

*this is kind of obvious, but they probably have done something to the audio/video sync, don't know why
*far more detail around Karen's waist: Bellybutton, skirt, abs, etc.
*Karen's eyes after Tsukihi interrupts them are different
*Mouth sizes are normalized
*the color tone seems to be much lighter , probably to make it look less shady and more light-hearted lol

That's all I can get out of this, how about you guys?

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Postby symbv » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:32 pm

Actually the toothbrush scene itself did not get that much fixes. Basically the lighting condition and some details on the Karen's waist etc. More changes can be found after the tooth brushing was done. While comparison using videos is fine, often comparison by screencaps shows the difference clearer:

For more details of what the major changes in Ep.8 were done in BD, check
http://blog.min.chu.jp/?eid=1243921
For Ep.9, check
http://blog.min.chu.jp/?eid=1243922

By the way, the website mentioned by the uploader of the video: sevenstyle.com sounds like a hypocritical site purporting to mock and laugh at all those "loli" "sex" and "nudity" in recent anime while the format clearly aims to pull in those who want to look at those things. Not to say it commits the all too common mistake made in the west of calling any cute little girl character a "LOLI" even when she is a high school student. A pity as the format of the website looks quite visually pleasing.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:04 am

View Original Postsymbv wrote:Not to say it commits the all too common mistake made in the west of calling any cute little girl character a "LOLI" even when she is a high school student.
It depends how the characters are drawn -- some notionally 17 year old characters look half their age like the main cast of Manabi Straight (and can be explicitly labelled as loli in the original Japanese, as in the case of Moe-tan).
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Postby symbv » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:12 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:It depends how the characters are drawn.

Well not entirely. Westerners often underestimate the age of even real-life Asian women by many years, so I would say the western perception is clearly an important factor. Quite many westerners seem to find it hard to believe some of the dress, hair styles or appearance some characters adopt can be anything but worn by a small child (i.e. loli).
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:05 pm

View Original PostInstrumentalityOne wrote:Differences I've noticed.

*this is kind of obvious, but they probably have done something to the audio/video sync, don't know why
*far more detail around Karen's waist: Bellybutton, skirt, abs, etc.
*Karen's eyes after Tsukihi interrupts them are different
*Mouth sizes are normalized
*the color tone seems to be much lighter , probably to make it look less shady and more light-hearted lol

That's all I can get out of this, how about you guys?


I still don't understand why they did that. To me it looks like they just washed out the colors of the OA version and added nothing of substance to compensate. It's the opposite of what I'm used to seeing in the BD version of an ep.
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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:57 pm

Maybe the darker colors looked far too much like real porn and they wanted to put more emphasis on the innocent batsu game they started out with

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Postby Xard » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:18 pm

ran1: Oh gosh this sentence gave me an internet boner. You're so tsundere.
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Postby Fireball » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:50 pm

Something to look forward to the world end. My cat ears are ready.


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Hanekawa's boobs are too big. I don't like it.

Oh /a/
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Postby Xard » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:58 pm

View Original PostFireball wrote:Oh /a/


I guess it's a sign I belong in that crowd but that's one of the reasons why Hanekawa is my least favourite.

I'll watch this but I'd be lying if I *monogatari focusing on Hanekawa is ideal to me.
ran1: Oh gosh this sentence gave me an internet boner. You're so tsundere.
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And don't forget to wear the Ran mask.
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Postby Bagheera » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:29 pm

View Original PostXard wrote:I guess it's a sign I belong in that crowd but that's one of the reasons why Hanekawa is my least favourite.

I'll watch this but I'd be lying if I *monogatari focusing on Hanekawa is ideal to me.


Same here pretty much. I mean, I dig the whole neko angle as much as the next guy, but apart from that Hanekawa does nothing for me. Least favorite character in the setting.
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Postby Fireball » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:12 pm

I kind of like her, my problem is from all the potential love interests (I'm not counting the crab for obvious reasons) she gets pushed the hardest yet her focus is most of the times only nebulous. The only thing I know about her is that she is manipulative, she turns into a cat and she has phat tats.

I'm not expecting anything grand, it'll probably be just 2 hours of her trying to get into Arara's pants but maybe it can bring in some more light about her character.
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Postby Redtophat » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:25 am

I just want more Shinobu, she wins in the best girl category. Alas, I have Kizumonogatari to look forward to.

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Postby soul.assassin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:22 am

Now for Nekomonogatari. :D

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Postby Redtophat » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:45 am

View Original Postsoul.assassin wrote:Now for Nekomonogatari. :D
Neko was good stuff, it was definitely more enjoyable than Nise and Tsukihi is way more fun to watch in this than in Nise.

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:20 am

Someone sampled the dialogue between Hachikuji and Koyomi in the first episode of Nise and made a quasi-song out of it:

The Courage to Tell a Lie

It's freaking great, blew me away.

Also now I realize that the whole dialogue was probably foreshadowing something bad happening to Mayoi in Kabukimonogatari ;_;

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Postby robersora » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:25 pm

I definitely enjoyed Neko more than Nise... It was better balanced. Yet I still can't see why some people went so crazy about this, although I've enjoyed every installment until now.

Also they've announced another series. What happened to the movie?
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