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Offline mrbasehart

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Re: Good anime
« Reply #105 on: May 15, 2014, 05:05:24 PM »
I was talking with a friend who has read the manga, and he said it gets reeeeaaaalllly drawn out.  They're on something like chapter 105, and they've not been to the basement yet. 


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #106 on: May 15, 2014, 11:46:43 PM »
I was talking with a friend who has read the manga, and he said it gets reeeeaaaalllly drawn out.  They're on something like chapter 105, and they've not been to the basement yet.

Much like the show, the pacing is several steps of weird. Major events can come on fast, and then it feels like there's a big pause as everything is just... processed for a few dozen pages. And when compared to the show, it gets even stranger. For instance, I'm four books in at this point, and the whole first book covers the first five episodes (except that the training stuff was moved up from book 4). That's a lot going on, and it feels fast and slow all at once.

I believe the author said that he plans to have everything wrapped up in 20 books, and they're at 12 at the moment. So still lots to go. Like I said above, I'm really digging the story, so I don't mind it taking its time, but then, I'll like it even more when I've gotten past all the stuff I already saw in the show (at least 4 more books I think). This is looking like an instance where I dig the books for the story, but it's the tv adaptation that really brings it all together. Helps that show doesn't cut much of anything out, even little things.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2014, 06:15:03 PM »
I have finished Kill la Kill.

Quite the show.  Made by the folks who did Gurren Lagann, and if you enjoyed that show you'll probably enjoy this.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2014, 06:15:27 PM »
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-orig
inal-sailor-moon-anime-franchise

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-new-
sailor-moon-crystal-anime

 
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so not only do they have the new one, they have the old one and are redubbing it. no details on Crystal yet, but as far as the old one goes:

 

"Viz aims to release the franchise digitally with English subtitles starting this summer, followed by the English dub starting in late 2014. It also plans DVD and Blu-ray/DVD combo releases in half-season sets starting this fall.

The first four television anime episodes will stream with English subtitles on Viz Media's NeonAlley.com service and the Hulu Plus service on Monday."


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #109 on: May 18, 2014, 05:44:52 AM »
Fans of Attack on Titan might be interested to know that a live action version of the film is coming out in Japan next year.  Weirdly, some of the special effects for the film were shown off in a car commercial:

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Re: Good anime
« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2014, 01:13:30 PM »
For those interested, the complete series of Eden of the East on Blu-ray is currently $23.89 at Amazon.

This is one of my favorite anime series (with the films as follow-up... those aren't on sale now, though).  It is from the same director as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

There's (right now) only 4 more in stock at Amazon, but they'll have more soon if those are gone by the time you check.



If you haven't seen this incredible series, you may want to read a great review of the series and Blu-ray HERE.

But personally, I think it is worth a blind buy at $24.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #111 on: May 25, 2014, 11:18:08 AM »
I could have done an edit to my post just above, but then most people wouldn't see it for potentially weeks (given the occasional gaps in posting in this thread).

For those who didn't get Eden of the East: Complete Series last week, it is now on sale for $1.91 cheaper, $21.98.  And, of course, if you got it at Amazon, they will price match themselves for that $1.91 either by online chat or phone (possibly e-mail, too, but since that requires possibly a day wait, I'd rather have instant confirmation).

HOWEVER, if you didn't already buy it, the Blu-ray release which also includes the series on DVD (if that is important to you), is - bizarrely enough - on sale for the same price.  That Eden of the East: Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is HERE.

Titles are links in the above paragraphs.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #112 on: May 27, 2014, 05:27:13 PM »
Me and some friends started watching the latest season of Hajime no Ippo this Saturday.  As always, the show is still good with Madhouse doing amazing animation work.  It also features a hilarious yet brilliant boxing strategy used in the fifth episode.  I just wish it wouldn't be so many years between seasons.

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Re: Good anime
« Reply #113 on: June 05, 2014, 04:17:40 PM »
Trailer for the new Sailor Moon is up.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #114 on: June 19, 2014, 08:36:27 PM »
I like virtually every anime series and film you all listed so far.  I miss Satoshi Kon! Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue, Paprika,  Paranoia Agent.  He was my favorite.     

In general, I like bishoujou high school comedies, for series. Azumanga Daioh, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, School Rumble, etc. Just light-hearted fun stuff.  Also like "heady" anime such as Seals, Lain, Mushishi Ergo Proxy, GITS, etc.

As far as movies, 5Cm per second, Voices From a Distant Star. 

Studio Ghibli? anything from them!   Anything!   Grave of the Fireflies brought me to my knees, Barefoot Gen hurt.  A lot. Those two movies will hurt you. Amazing stuff.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2014, 03:15:51 PM »
Just finished an enjoyable - and very different (in it's own way) - series.  It is one of the only anime I've felt reasonably priced enough to blind buy (i.e. without seeing at least a couple episodes first), buying it based solely on a review (it was just over $20).  The series was 'RideBack'.

The review I read is HERE, which I then supplemented by reading a couple additional ones on Amazon.
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #116 on: July 06, 2014, 07:21:37 PM »
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Re: Good anime
« Reply #117 on: July 19, 2014, 05:11:05 PM »
Psychoanalyzing Two of Japan's Greatest Anime Creators
http://kotaku.com/psychoanalyzing-two-of-japans-greatest-anime-creators-1606463893


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #118 on: July 19, 2014, 05:36:06 PM »
Psychoanalyzing Two of Japan's Greatest Anime Creators
http://kotaku.com/psychoanalyzing-two-of-japans-greatest-anime-creators-1606463893

Thanks.  The article title sounded fascinating (particularly since one of those 'psychoanalyzed' was Miyazaki).  But sadly the article didn't go into much depth at all, much less the scope I would have liked.


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Re: Good anime
« Reply #119 on: July 19, 2014, 06:09:44 PM »
Psychoanalyzing Two of Japan's Greatest Anime Creators
http://kotaku.com/psychoanalyzing-two-of-japans-greatest-anime-creators-1606463893

Thanks.  The article title sounded fascinating (particularly since one of those 'psychoanalyzed' was Miyazaki).  But sadly the article didn't go into much depth at all, much less the scope I would have liked.


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it thought there was more before I posted.