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by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1647
Views: 230514

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

Zeta Gundam episodes 1-8 watched. The series has aged well, and the animation is still top-notch 35 years on. There also are some designs that are clearly partly recycled from L-Gaim (1984), not only MS designs but especially certain space ships (right down to the colors used). Kamille reminds me of...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 09, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 88385

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

No entry plug interior shaped gaming chair?

Seems like a missed opportunity...
by Shamsiel-kun
Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]
Replies: 480
Views: 182748

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]

Thank you.
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed May 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 88385

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

So to get back to this thread's original purpose, buying things, I should be getting the Evangelion MIDI collection for (Roland) SC-88 CD-ROMs in a few weeks time.
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed May 06, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]
Replies: 480
Views: 182748

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]

How important to the continuity of the series are the two compilation movies?

I want to know whether I can safely skip them when buying Blurays...
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1647
Views: 230514

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

Last bunch of Reconguista in G episodes watched: - More pacing and storytelling issues, although it's noticeable that all of these issues tend to occur when the current location is supposed to transition into another one. I write "is supposed to" because instead of transitioning smoothly i...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1647
Views: 230514

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

Next 9 episodes watched. This series has some serious pacing issues...about half of those episodes did well on exposition and were decently paced, but there were three consecutive episodes that left me mightily confused with all of the factions that made alliances one way in one episode, another way...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1647
Views: 230514

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

Reconquista in G is like Turn A Gundam squared. It's squared as aesthetic and that's good, but the storytelling is absolutely bonkers. I want Tomino to direct only scenes that require there to be a lot of chaos, 'cuz he excels in portraying that - other than that, his stuff is, frankly, pretty horr...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1172
Views: 171010

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

Bubblegum Crisis OVA 5-7 watched. 5 and 6 are a two-parter directed by Masami Obari, so expect a load of mecha and scenery porn. The plot is also quite good, if overly melodramatic at times. There's a slight tendency to really off-model character shots, though. Also some world- and plot-building goi...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1172
Views: 171010

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

Animeigo was so nice to release a region-free Bluray of Bubblegum Crisis (more companies should do this kind of thing). Yesterday I watched OVAs 1-4. My previous experience with this series was watching two of the OVAs with the Madman dubs on VHS, which had incredibly muddled voice acting that was b...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1647
Views: 230514

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

I watched episodes 1-9 of Reconguista in G yesterday. There's a lot of Overman King Gainer in this Gundam series (especially the ending). Also, Eureka 7 character design in a Gundam series is weird. In general I was a bit bothered by the storytelling that keeps introducing new information without re...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Figures Superthread [3]
Replies: 1786
Views: 930264

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Figures Superthread [3]

Hi everyone! I'm new here. I was a fan back in the early 2000s, and I had collected all of the Evangelion figures that were available in the U.S. I *think* most of them were available in some kind of special "launch tube" packaging, but I think at least one (the white winged one) was on a...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1172
Views: 171010

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

chazthesilencer#893230 wrote:Look forward to this:
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That image makes my back hurt just from looking at it. :cringe:
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Only in Japan...
Replies: 1666
Views: 264450

Re: Only in Japan...

by Shamsiel-kun
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150728

Re: FML general thread [8]

I'm looking for a word starting with "P" that best describes a person who is totally and utterly morally corrupt, a egocentric stain on humanity whose actions are starting to border on being Nazi-level despicable, and who believes everything is the fault of the Other while claiming about t...
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150728

Re: FML general thread [8]

Well, the shit is about to hit the fan in the Netherlands. The health authorities published a very optimistic report on the number of infections, claiming the infection rate was slowing, while at the same time publishing the new numbers of actual infections and deaths, which are going up faster than...
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150728

Re: FML general thread [8]

I have to say, ~2 weeks ago I thought Samshiel-kun was being a little bit too much in hysterics and Corona will fly by like SARS did; but alas, I was wrong. This is a full-fledged crisis. So did my co-workers. ^_^ Well, until they started to notice that my predictions for the new number of cases in...
by Shamsiel-kun
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150728

Re: FML general thread [8]

The UK is doing badly as some people are fucking ignoring the advice some of them just wanted to have their last beer or soak in the sun or visiting the beach just WTF why? They're not taking this seriously enough this is black death 3.0 they should wake the fuck up as it kills anyone with health p...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150728

Re: FML general thread [8]

^ Corporate America would make for an amazing parallel universe television show if it wasn't so terrifyingly real. To be honest, even though part of the US response sucks (just like it does in the UK), the other part is pretty good. Compare that to the Netherlands, which is starting to look like a ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1207
Views: 150728

Re: FML general thread [8]

Well, after yesterday's press conference where the Dutch prime minister and the boss of the health crisis team demonstrated they were complete clowns by shaking hands after announcing that shaking hands was banned, more FUD like 7-day quarantine (instead of 14), a doctored increase of patients (the ...

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