What anime are you watching right now? Feb-Dec 2010

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Postby Ornette » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:34 pm

So there was this show from the Spring season that I saw a couple of episodes of, but it had very sporadic releases and some groups would do a couple of episodes and stop or some other group will do a couple of episodes and stop. This happens to a couple of shows every season and the episodes I saw didn't really seem that memorable so I just forgot about it.

A few days ago I noticed that this show, Rainbow, was on Hulu, and it was up to episode 16 (Funimation licensed it), so I started watching it again. It's really not a bad series. It's a show about 7 teenagers in 1955 in a juvenile reformatory, and they're all treated pretty badly by the guards and staff. Each of them are in for a different reason and have different pasts.

The beginning, I think, had too much of the "this is a part where you're supposed to hate this guy" and "this is a part where you're supposed to feel sorry for this guy", and the music in general is kind of cheesy in that respect. But as the show went on, either I got used to it or they relied less on these cheap tricks. I'm not even half-way into the season yet, but enjoying the show and characters so far.

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:38 pm

Currently watching Soul Eater through FUNimation's YT channel.

Might also check out FMA: Brotherhood.
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Postby Heromaster111 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:16 am

View Original PostJoseph the PRPD wrote:Currently watching Soul Eater through FUNimation's YT channel.


I really liked that show definitely one of the better shounen's I've seen.
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Postby Eva 02 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:28 am

Just watched Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School Of The Dead episode 5. It's getting better every episode, yessir. Anyone else seen it? At the gas station, is there supposed to be that blue light when braces is grabbing that girl's tits? The episode had an Anime Network logo so I'm think it may be edited...

Starting to watch Angel Beats! Can anyone vouch for it?
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Postby Ornette » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:50 am

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:Starting to watch Angel Beats! Can anyone vouch for it?

I thought the show was pretty boring and kind of erratic, but it has some good ratings.

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Postby Merridian » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:56 am

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:Just watched Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School Of The Dead episode 5. It's getting better every episode, yessir. Anyone else seen it? At the gas station, is there supposed to be that blue light when braces is grabbing that girl's tits? The episode had an Anime Network logo so I'm think it may be edited...
You mean episode 4?

And yeah, Anime Network censors tits & things, so any fansubber using their stuff is gonna get the censoring. The gore as actually censored on Japanese broadcast, though, but they don't mind stuff like breasts. Pretty sure we'll have to wait for the BD/DVD releases until things like the girl jamming the power drill into the zombie in episode 2 is finally revealed in all it's blood-spattered frenzy.

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Postby toe mash » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:27 am

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:Just watched Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School Of The Dead episode 5 (4?). It's getting better every episode, yessir. Anyone else seen it? At the gas station, is there supposed to be that blue light when braces is grabbing that girl's tits? The episode had an Anime Network logo so I'm think it may be edited...


Watching crunchyroll huh? Why not just go with a fansubber? Also I'm guessing you are getting treated with that sexy yellow font. And awful subtitles.

AT-X's HoTD isn't much better, but no silly moon beams.

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Postby Eva 02 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:06 pm

View Original PostOrnette wrote:I thought the show was pretty boring and kind of erratic, but it has some good ratings.


You know what, that's exactly what I was thinking so far. They make a joke and then keep making the same joke 4 times. The reason I'm watching it due to the consistent high ratings.

View Original PostMerridian wrote:You mean episode 4?

And yeah, Anime Network censors tits & things, so any fansubber using their stuff is gonna get the censoring. The gore as actually censored on Japanese broadcast, though, but they don't mind stuff like breasts. Pretty sure we'll have to wait for the BD/DVD releases until things like the girl jamming the power drill into the zombie in episode 2 is finally revealed in all it's blood-spattered frenzy.


Ya, 4. Typed that in the dark. Aw man it could be years until the dvd release! Is the manga the exact same as the show so far?

View Original Posttoe mash wrote:Watching crunchyroll huh? Why not just go with a fansubber? Also I'm guessing you are getting treated with that sexy yellow font. And awful subtitles.

AT-X's HoTD isn't much better, but no silly moon beams.


Not crunchyroll exactly, but I'm pretty sure its a site that uses the same sources. I'm kinda new to watching online, so I don't really know the main sites, only what I've come across myself. The anime selection here locally is shit, and I absolutely do not like buying anime online that I haven't seen yet. Nothing like wasting $60 on something you watch once through...
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Postby Ornette » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:22 pm

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:Ya, 4. Typed that in the dark. Aw man it could be years until the dvd release!

It won't take that long. A lot of anime get DVD/BD releases a few months after the episode airs, often times while the show is still airing.

K-ON! - First ep aired April 2nd, DVD released July 29th
Spice and Wolf - First ep aired Jan 8th, DVD released April 8th
Sora no Woto - First ep aired Jan 4th, DVD released March 24th
Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor - First ep aired March 26th, DVD released June 25th
Tatami Galaxy - First ep aired April 22nd, DVD release on August 20th
Kimi ni Todoke - First ep aired October 6th, DVD released December 23rd

etc...

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Postby Eva 02 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:55 pm

^ But you're talking about dvd's containing 2-5 episodes though, correct?

Charging $20 per dvd or having you wait 3x's longer for the season collection is how they get you. If you want to be impatient or compulsive they get $100 extra for the rush. No wonder the Anime market is doing terrible...
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:02 pm

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:^ But you're talking about dvd's containing 2-5 episodes though, correct?

Charging $20 per dvd
This is Japan we're talking about. That's 2 episodes for ~$60. And then licensing waits until the home market is saturated enough that re-imports don't eat into the sales.
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Postby Ornette » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:04 pm

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:^ But you're talking about dvd's containing 2-5 episodes though, correct?

Charging $20 per dvd or having you wait 3x's longer for the season collection is how they get you. If you want to be impatient or compulsive they get $100 extra for the rush. No wonder the Anime market is doing terrible...

Well, these are Japanese DVD/BD releases, which come with 1 or 2 episodes per disc, and they don't do box sets. If you're waiting for an R1 release (there's no R1 licensor) it could be years, if at all.

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Postby Eva 02 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:10 pm

View Original PostOrnette wrote:If you're waiting for an R1 release (there's no R1 licensor) it could be years, if at all.


See, that's what I mean. Ordering from Japan will bankrupt me, and I wouldn't spend $60 on two episodes of anything. Plus my laptop is already pissed at me for ordering 2.22 with Region 3, my DVD drive sounds like a street sweeper! Not to mention the limited number of region switches allowed... Only goes to further reinforce my comment about the Anime market crash, they make it to where the only way to be satisfied is through pirating.
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Postby Oz » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:21 pm

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:Not to mention the limited number of region switches allowed...

Shall I introduce you to your next best friend: region hacks.
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Postby Eva 02 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:37 pm

^ The procedure is here but I don't see a "magic button" nor the explicitly expressed different "Button Magic." Are the instructions usually 10 steps?
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:58 pm

View Original PostEva 02 wrote:Not to mention the limited number of region switches allowed...
Use a player with software decryption, like VLC or Media Player Classic Home Cinema.
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Postby Natsuka_Chie » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:09 pm

Finnished Haibane Renmei today. A solid 9/10... the last episode got me glued to the screen screaming: "Get inside that room now, Rakka!!"

From the July season, I started High School of the Dead, Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin, Strike Witches 2 and Amagami SS. Oh, and I'm still watching K-ON 2 from April. And I'm in the middle of Darker than Black 1st season...
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Postby Eva 02 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:19 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Use a player with software decryption, like VLC or Media Player Classic Home Cinema.


VLC plays it, but no audio.
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Postby carla » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:56 am

i am currently watching:

1. death note. caught some episodes toward the middle of the series on animax, and decided i liked it (the spanish dub is fairly good, for once). then i missed a few episodes, and when i got around to watching it again it turned out that animax decided to be a bitch and start from the top, so i ended up coming back to exactly the same episodes i had just seen. i decided the heck with it, and downloaded. probably will watch the subbed version starting this weekend.

2. blood+. once again i caught a few episodes on animax-- this time the last few episodes. yeah, i saw the ending before i could even understand what the heck was going on. :facepalm: i really liked the concept, though (humanity: if you want a different take on the vampire myth, this is how you do it. *grumbles about sparkly bloodsuckers...*), so i decided to download it as well and have watched the first 8 or so episodes so far. good stuff.
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:17 pm

Finished Soul Eater.
Want to buy it on DVD now and read the manga.

I liked the ending but wasn't completely satisfied.
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