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Postby chazthesilencer » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:44 am

View Original PostMerridian wrote:Taken at its own merits, I found Baccano! it to be well animated but hindered by stale directing and uneven, muddled, or mediocre writing.

Nice to see that Merri and I can agree on some things.

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Just seen Prof. Layton and the Eternal Diva.
Found this in the children's section of the library. Find a child able to sit down through this and you would deserve the prize of immortality.

Basically- this is Highlander, with puzzles.

I've only played Pandora's box, but enjoyed it, and enjoyed the feature in equal measure; even if the ending got more than a little bit silly.
It's a shame they abandoned the whole contest for immortality thing after the 4th puzzle, they introduced some interesting characters only to disregard them quicker than my opinions on EGF.
I'm proud to say that I would have survived the first two elimination rounds. Oh yeah, no Game/MovieFAQ for me, thanks.

It was also nice to hear the English dub. Trina Nishimura should lend this an ear.

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View Original PostOrnette wrote:Pretty much on par with the School Days special.

Did you have to remind me of that?

We need a list of all-time terrible OVA/specials to avoid.
One example would be the 11eyes special:
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I’ll be sure to check out the Zombie hijinks later.
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Postby DevRei17 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:51 pm

View Original Postsymbv wrote:Just out: New Lupin III TV series will come out this fall.

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Not sure which anime studio is going to do it.

However, most of the seiyuu are changed. This has prompted quite a lot of debates in 2chan.

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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:09 pm

Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Big Battle. Wow, and I thought Red Shoulder Document was actiony. I dare say this is better than Zeta Gundam, 'nough said. :cool:

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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:35 pm

Watched Gosick E01. Good impression on the first episode. Will get more. :)

I don't know what to make out of A-Channel. :| I nearly fell asleep.

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Postby symbv » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:57 pm

View Original Postsoul.assassin wrote:I don't know what to make out of A-Channel. :| I nearly fell asleep.


Pure moe slice-of-life tales of high school girls having fun time and comedy moments. It all depends on whether you take a liking to any of those in the main cast. I kind of like Yuuko for example. And I like the choice of using an insert song to show how characters go about on their lives and interact with each other. Anyway, I have the 4-koma manga already before the anime was aired so I may be biased...
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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:11 pm

View Original Postsymbv wrote:Pure moe slice-of-life tales of high school girls having fun time and comedy moments. It all depends on whether you take a liking to any of those in the main cast. I kind of like Yuuko for example. And I kind the choice of using an insert song to show how characters go about on their lives and interact with each other. Anyway, I have the 4-koma manga already before the anime was aired so I may be biased...


Okay... Guess I'll have to have a second try on the first episode, as I became too drowsy early this morning. :)

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Postby child of Lilith » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:44 pm

Watched Deadmans Wonderland. Looks like this show is finally going to take off.
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Postby Azathoth » Sun May 01, 2011 12:30 am

SDF Macross through 16:

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holy shit what a bad ass. also "KUNG FU DANDY" is the best name for anything, ever. also nice shirt

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look at that lacedown shirtfront ladies. godamn.

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Hikaru's failure to fuck Minmei is explained: he is too tsundere for war

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you could punish me all day, any day, Ms. Commander. Actually I really like the female Zentradi (all, like, two of them), they have a very enjoyable dynamic with each other and Kamujin.

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I'm pretty sure there's a scene in Eva (maybe only in Rebuild?) which references this but I cannot for the life of me find it. Seems like it should be in ep 06 or something


After a pretty slow beginning the show really took off in these last few episodes. The government is bastards, the Zentradi all hate each other, poor Lieutenant Hayase just can't get laid, Global developed the semblance of a spine, and there is a KUNG FU DANDY taking names.
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Postby Alastor » Sun May 01, 2011 1:49 am

Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
WHY DID THIS NOT GET A US RELEASE?! IT'S DAMN GOOD! Better then Mobile Suit Gundam, imho.
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Postby Dr. Nick » Sun May 01, 2011 3:03 am

View Original PostAlastor wrote:Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
WHY DID THIS NOT GET A US RELEASE?! IT'S DAMN GOOD! Better then Mobile Suit Gundam, imho.


Bandai supposedly planned to release it, but the deal fell through. 80's real robot shows in general are shockingly unknown in the west, but luckily fansubs are slowly trickling through (except for Gorg and Dragonar, which are both cursed). If Layzner tickles your fancy, you might want to check out Takahashi's other oldies, Votoms (a sprawling franchise; watch it in production order) and Dougram.

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Postby soul.assassin » Sun May 01, 2011 3:30 am

View Original PostAzathoth wrote:I'm pretty sure there's a scene in Eva (maybe only in Rebuild?) which references this but I cannot for the life of me find it. Seems like it should be in ep 06 or something.


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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Sun May 01, 2011 7:44 am

If Layzner tickles your fancy, you might want to check out Takahashi's other oldies, Votoms (a sprawling franchise; watch it in production order)

Good luck trying to find the originals series, it can't be found in english subs ANYWHERE.
Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
WHY DID THIS NOT GET A US RELEASE?! IT'S DAMN GOOD!

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Postby Dr. Nick » Sun May 01, 2011 8:10 am

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:Good luck trying to find the originals series, it can't be found in english subs ANYWHERE.


Now that's just silly.

- You can buy the entire Votoms TV series for like $30.
- If you live in the US, you can rent it via Netflix.
- There's a well-seeded torrent available for the remastered TV series (which, by the way, look gorgeous)

Dougram has no official English-language release, but fansubs are easy to find with a bit of googling.

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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Sun May 01, 2011 8:16 am

- If you live in the US, you can rent it via Netflix.

The first quarter of the series is on the "unknown" wait availability and once ANY anime gets one there it will NEVER come off.
- There's a well-seeded torrent available for the remastered TV series (which, by the way, look gorgeous)

I'm a streamer, I have bad luck with downloading.

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Postby Defectron » Sun May 01, 2011 3:12 pm

Got the first ep of demon prince enma, from what I understand this is supposed to be a serious take on "Dororon Enma kun" which is currently airing. Watched the first few minutes of it and it looks fun so I'll finish watching it later.
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Postby child of Lilith » Sun May 01, 2011 4:25 pm

This weeks Hanasaku Iroha was incredibly generic. I am disappoint.
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Postby Guyver Spawn » Sun May 01, 2011 11:27 pm

Anyone seen Urotsukidoji before since I plan to watch that soon?
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Postby Merridian » Mon May 02, 2011 12:43 am

View Original PostGuyver Spawn wrote:Anyone seen Urotsukidoji before since I plan to watch that soon?
Yes. It's awesome. You won't be disappointed.

Although you might feel incredibly nihilistic immediately after watching it.

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Postby Oz » Mon May 02, 2011 3:05 am

Library Wars ep 6: It has been a decent series so far, but I can't help laughing at the occasional lolDEEP, this time in form of an obvious reference.
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Postby Dr. Nick » Mon May 02, 2011 4:08 am

Library Wars is a thought-provoking series about censorship and punching bears in the face.


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