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by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

I never read the manga but I watched the anime version of Magic Knight Rayearth last year because of Super Robot Wars T's release and was very pleasantly surprised by it. It maybe spends a bit too much time in the first season on "adventures of the week" and such but overall I thought it ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Key, the metal idol is one that I would love having on DVD or Bluray (European region code, of course). Gundam 00 second season : Grinded myself through this in four evenings (1 Bluray per evening). It's considerably less dark than the first season, despite having genocidal mass-slaughter of civilia...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

The difference between the Island arc episodes (well, those that weren't the Red Noah episodes) and the Africa arc is that with the latter I was wishing the episodes would just end (please please please)... :D eps. 35-39 : Well, those last few episodes were straight up proto-Eva. Episode 35 almost e...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1603
Views: 222906

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

Yeah, but I can see G-Savior just as easily written out. Everything I've seen dealing with the "UC Next 100" project doesn't mention it while the other late UC works are. I can see it, with some modifications, being put back in. In the case of Gaia Gear those modifications would need to b...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Nadia eps. 30-34 : Episodes 30 and 31 were pretty decent and added something to the real plot, but someone should have warned me that the worst of the Island arc was yet to come, because I was not really prepared for the clusterfuck that were episodes 32 and 33 :cringe: . Let's see: - Stereotypical...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Really? I'd say 23 makes sense (though personally it's not as bad as the rest of the horror that's the Island Arc), but 22 is first-half-of-NGE-tier, as far as I'm concerned. It's a brilliant television episode. Whoops. I meant including those episodes. With the island arc it's like they had a very...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1603
Views: 222906

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

The real problem is not that Gundam has some inconsistencies in its lore, the problem is that fans, especially western, are way too anal about wanting to have everything fit into one singular timeline, even works like Origin or Thunderbolt, which from the very start have been explicitly stated by t...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Nadia eps. 15 to 29 : Good plot until (and including) episode 22/23. Here and there you can spot stuff that would show up later on in Eva again. The big underwater statue that serves as the entrance to Atlantis was creepy, especially having to navigate through its rib cage - it also has shades of t...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

The tale of the Princess Kaguya : A beautiful, prettily animated rendition of a very old folk tale, with a few aesops (money cannot buy happiness, enjoy your time on earth, ...). There are a few things in it that make little to no sense without some basic knowledge of Japanese culture (so the peopl...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How do you feel about grown ups watching anime?
Replies: 59
Views: 3892

Re: How do you feel about grown ups watching anime?

I recommend taking a look back 80's and early 90's as the first anime which came out before things like Evangelion was Ghost In the Shell, Akira, Legend of the over friend, Wicked City and Demon City all these were not aimed at kids they were aimed at the 18 and 15 audiences some are brutal bloody ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Gundam 00 (first season) : Starts up painfully slow, with too much exposition via the narrator and too little exposition via actually animated sequences. The first 10 or so episodes' battles are awful (or the series creators were really intent on showing how all of earth military were woefully inep...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Fate Zero: Well, that was depressing. But not the most depressing and darkest anime I've watched (that still goes to Vampire Princess Miyu, which manages to outdo this one in bleakness with less gore to boot). I found some characters annoying, but grew to appreciate some of them (Waver Velvet &...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat and General
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 1422
Views: 46634

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)

Repost,but had to... https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/648390386921897984/766327717644861460/T2DIi.png I I lived in Japan, I would so totally buy that. *thinks there are too few toilet seats and garbage cans that look like the are a big mouth waiting to engulf something that comes near* :D
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

It's a shame almost everyone seems to agree that 2202 is inferior to 2199. I adored the original, and on a recent re watch I liked it even more, so hearing this concerns me a bit. Doesn't help that a lot of staff changed. I'm still determined to buy the blu ray and watch it that way once I can, I j...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Space Battleship Yamato 2202 : Quite nice, but suffers from a single major problem: The plot and its pacing. The series is, in a certain sense, much more Japanese than 2199, as the concept of Yamato (the meaning of the word) is made central to the plot, in a rather ham-fisted way that feels like th...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion : Well, I now understand where all of the fanart painting Homura as being creepily obsessed with Madoka comes from. :bigeyes: There are the regular yanderes in anime, that simply murder/bludgeon/otherwise violently take out the competition, and there is this : ba...
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1102
Views: 163839

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

Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie #2 : Again, not much new stuff compared to the second half of the TV series. It adds some new scenes and an epilogue/preview to connect it better to Rebellion (movie #3). Canaan: The Les Yay is strong in this one (no outright nudity or too blatant fanservice). Also, ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Recent Hauls 3: The quest for more stuff
Replies: 348
Views: 64506

Re: Recent Hauls 3: The quest for more stuff

Were the socks found at the same shops? :wink:
by Shamsiel-kun
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: These Moons Were Made For Walking (Weird Image Thread 8)
Replies: 1503
Views: 159041

Re: These Moons Were Made For Walking (Weird Image Thread 8)

His DIN 910 is routinely supplied with door knobs to adjust for different door thicknesses. I've also got a couple of his DIN 905. The following are all possible in specialist applications: 877, 879, 881, 882 (although usually the section between the double countersinking is filled up), 884, 885, 8...
by Shamsiel-kun
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 526
Views: 86472

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

Just when things were finally starting to look up: https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/burton-c-bell-officially-quits-fear-factory-i-cannot-align-myself-with-someone-whom-i-do-not-trust-nor-respect/ You'd think he would have had that insight when he was suing his bandmates... :facepalm: :uhh: :???:

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