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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:19 am

Saw the first episode of Eureka 7 Ao.
Went with kind of low expectations into this one because the first chapter of the manga was meh and just felt and looked so ... different compared to E7(No surfing or bitching music as of yet).
But it proved itself to be so many times better than the manga and with Gintama gone for now and Bakuman ending, E7AO fills my weekly dose of shounen nicely.
Definitely going to keep watching.
Even if it should derp out in the middle.

I also re-watched the last episode of Nisemonogatari and I think I just "got" it somehow.
(People who didn't like Nise, read this)
SPOILER: Show
Kagenui, who is friends with Oshino and Kaiki, sister(the ghost) is a "fake" sister as well
Kaiki sold charms in that city (Hint by Oshino, maybe) to not make money, but to draw out something supernatural, looking for "Allies of Justice"(Kagenui was talking about Phoenix using immortality to fight evil).
After he found his true objective, he left and told Kagenui about the Phoenix
Then, Oshino(who left) and Kaiki probably worked together somehow to get Kagenui to accept her sister(Kaiki was always saying that the fake thing is far more worth than the real thing) through Koyomi.
And the ghost/sister is working for her to get accepted by her as a real sister, maybe

That's what I think, at least :D

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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:48 pm

So here it is, after you guys waited so patiently...................

TDSA Takes on Nanoha Strikers! :spew: Starting with ep 1! So yeah: Firefighters have ice bazookas, two new girls are main characters, the primary one is a roller skater, this episode was passing a test, Nanoha has some tiny fairy program (the hell?), and the music is bland (of course). No sign of loli junk or the girly-dick-ferret (better known as Yuno), unlike the first two series it seems lie it might be off to a promising start (then again doesn't everything?).

Also watching Brave of The Sun Fighbird and despite it's simplicity it's actually kind of fun. :cool:
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:21 pm

Watching Dragon Ball Kai and a few random josei series. Kai is good, campy, fun.
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Postby Defectron » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:22 pm

watched ep 2 of zetman, its kind of surreal hearing kouga talk about justice with the same voice actor as light yagami.
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Postby BrikHaus » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:10 pm

MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X!!!

ZOMG!

I am actually watching a show weekly, something I haven't done since 2004. Anyone else watching this? Probably not. But it seems kind of different, and so far I'm enjoying it.

I hope it doesn't go off the rails and eventually suck.
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Postby Ornette » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:03 pm

I know at least me and soulassassin are, it's on Crunchyroll which these days means it's 10x easier to pick a show up than download a first episode and preview it that way. It's closer to the bottom of my current 13 show Crunchyroll queue for this season though so if it starts to drag it'll probably get left if I don't find the time. You should also pick up Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon) if you're going to follow a show weekly.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:09 pm

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:Nanoha has some tiny fairy program (the hell?)
That's Hayate's chibi-Rein, the happiest rebooted magical tome in the whole world.

The first loli and the token shota arrive in the next episode or two; but you'll be pleased to know the ferret only makes a token appearance sufficient to give a figleaf of deniability to Nanoha's sleeping arrangements.
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Postby Fireball » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:42 pm

I think Brik would enjoy the new Lupin III which this weeks episode featured good ol' Goemon cutting worthless things again.

Second episode of Apollon was great too. Such a feel good anime. Found myself smiling through the entire thing. I need that soundtrack!
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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:35 pm

tome

I don't know what a tome is supposed to be although it sounds like a type of anti-fungus cream.
The first loli and the token shota arrive in the next episode or two

Boo. Then again at the same time....

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but you'll be pleased to know the ferret only makes a token appearance sufficient to give a figleaf of deniability to Nanoha's sleeping arrangements.

Umm......... Okay? :headscratch:
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Postby Omegagouki » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:58 pm

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:I don't know what a tome is supposed to be although it sounds like a type of anti-fungus cream.


...Seriously, TDSA? Here, from Wiktionary:

tome (plural tomes)

1. One in a series of volumes.
2. A large or scholarly book. <==

The professor pulled a dusty old tome from the bookshelf.


She's basically a living book of sorts. Get it? Got it? Good.
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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:03 pm

I just saw the first episode, of course I'm not going to know this stuff right away. Thank you anyway though.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:30 am

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:I don't know what a tome is supposed to be


Just to refresh your memory
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Nanoha A's episode 13

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:Umm......... Okay? :headscratch:
Well, in the first episode you have Nanoha's three-in-a-bed romp with Fate and Hayate; and then in later episodes you get to see her normal off-duty sleeping arrangements. The ferret appears just often enough to be a beard of sorts.
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Postby Oz » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:19 am

I had a majestic "what?" moment today after I had watched the latest Sakamichi no Apollon episode. I went to MAL to confirm that it was indeed Aya Endo who voiced the character at the end, but I happened to notice one peculiarity about the list of voice actresses: "Satou, Amina"

Since when have AKB girls grabbed seiyuu jobs beyond the current AKB0048 project? And it seems that she also voiced a character in a mini-series last year. I haven't seen her character in Sakamichi yet so I guess it will be just yet another "cameo" for her, but it is quite surprising (and weird).
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Postby Ceimoa Nan » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:28 pm

I also watched the first two episodes of Eureka Seven Ao, and I liked them. Nothing amazing, but it'll be something pleasant to watch once a week. I never really liked the surfer subculture motif in the original, so I liked its seeming absence so far. (The smugglers and that flying VW van kinda have it, though.) Even though it's still perplexing, I like the near-future setting better than the 10,000 A.D. setting of the original. These episodes made me wish I grew up on an island.

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Postby robersora » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:17 am

View Original PostCeimoa Nan wrote:I never really liked the surfer subculture motif in the original, so I liked its seeming absence so far.

Whaaaaat, how can someone not like that? Also, those were one of the few really original things in the Anime!

View Original PostCeimoa Nan wrote:These episodes made me wish I grew up on an island.

Well, I think; everyone has that wish sometimes... But, I don't think it would be too great; you're quite isolated after all...
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Postby Ceimoa Nan » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:02 pm

I'm just not big on surfer culture/counterculture in general. I don't know about originality, but what I liked about E7 was the passion it had, even if it was cheesy or pointless at many points, and, as InstrumentalityOne put it, "bitching music." Which, by the way, I think there were hints of in these first two episodes of AO.

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Postby robersora » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:10 pm

^
what do you mean with "bitching music"? The fact, that there was some dance music? (another aspect, i liked, lol)

Well, it can't be helped, being a bit of a counterculture-quy myself i really loved how it came wonderfully together with Anime.
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Postby Ceimoa Nan » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:01 am

Yes, the fact that there was bitching excellent dance music. Stuff like Tiger Track, Get It By Your Hands, I've Got It, really caught my attention even when the show didn't have much else going for it.

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Postby BrikHaus » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:35 am

View Original PostFireball wrote:I think Brik would enjoy the new Lupin III which this weeks episode featured good ol' Goemon cutting worthless things again.

I will give the first episode a shot today. Never been a huge Lupin fan, but I do like Castle of Cagliostro. Hopefully, I like the new series.

Second episode of Apollon was great too. Such a feel good anime. Found myself smiling through the entire thing. I need that soundtrack!

Last night I tried the first two episodes (on Ornette's recommendation), and I was very pleased. Shinichiro Watanabe is one of my favorite anime directors, and it looks like he has another winner.
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Postby soul.assassin » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:04 pm

@Brik: this version of Lupin, by far, is said to have been worked on by the same guys behind Redline. But that's just one of many parts that makes the show fresh and killer.

View Original PostOz wrote:Since when have AKB girls grabbed seiyuu jobs beyond the current AKB0048 project? And it seems that she also voiced a character in a mini-series last year. I haven't seen her character in Sakamichi yet so I guess it will be just yet another "cameo" for her, but it is quite surprising (and weird).


Amina isn't the only one; Kashiwagi (and with her sub-unit French Kiss, and belted out several songs), Kasai and Oshima also had supporting roles in SKET Dance and ICE, respectively.

Except SKET Dance is more successful, even though ICE had Aki-P behind it.


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