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John Pannozzi

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« on: 04-02-2005 12:56 »

 http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?t=137696

Please note that this is NOT a hoax. Though it was revealed on what is April 1st in the USA, it was April 2nd in Japan. 
Wooter

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« Reply #1 on: 04-02-2005 13:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-02-2005 13:04 »

That just sickens me. What's with the yo-yo and the hammer?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #2 on: 04-02-2005 13:18 »
« Last Edit on: 04-02-2005 13:18 »

April fools jokes can come after april fools. Just look at Dave's death last year. I don't even care about the PowerPuff daddy girls.
winna

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« Reply #3 on: 04-02-2005 14:30 »

No they can't... that's when you say "April Fools is past, and you're the fool at last!"  And then you kick them in the crotch and push them down and shoot snake venmous poison viper venom in their eyes, and then shoot heroin into their crotch!
RavenStar

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« Reply #4 on: 04-02-2005 14:54 »
« Last Edit on: 04-02-2005 14:54 »

This is not a joke, apparently.




It was just announced at the Tokyo International Anime Fair.

Unfortunately, the site the news is on is japanese, so if someone could translate:  http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20050401/taf.htm  the bit about it is near the bottom of the page.

someone else said this was the translation:

"Toei, Aniplex and Cartoon Network has announced the Powerpuff Girls Z at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2005 on April 1. Producers are Sam Register, Seki Hiromi (Digimon) and Katsumata Hideo (Fullmetal Alchemist).

Other web site says that the character design is done by Shimogasa Miho (Cutey Honey F) and directed by Kakudou Hiroyuki (Digimon)."

It's airing in June in Japan, according to some other sources.

If it's gonna be directed by the person who directed Fullmetal Alchemist, it just might be surprsingly good. But at the moment, I honestly don't give a fuck. The inclusion of anyone involving Digimon negates that factor.
evan

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« Reply #5 on: 04-02-2005 15:07 »

The inclusion of the "Z" makes me 100 percent sure this is an April Fool's Day joke.
RavenStar

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« Reply #6 on: 04-02-2005 15:25 »

well, if it was announced at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, it's more than likely not a hoax. But if the news spreads, eventually CN's gonna have to make an announcement or something, and we'll see if it is a hoax or not.
Juliet

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« Reply #7 on: 04-02-2005 19:27 »

Woot!
NibblerJr

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« Reply #8 on: 04-02-2005 22:15 »

This weapon choice scares me...

"I shall smash you with my ginourmous hammer!"
"Dammit, that hurts!"

"I'm going to throw a plastic toy at you!"
"Uhh...ouch?"

"I'm going to blow these bubbles at you!"
"This is rediculous."
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« Reply #9 on: 04-02-2005 22:27 »

Okay, Bubbles's weapons are bubbles, so why doesn't Blossom have flowers and Buttercup have buttercups?

Don't make me use my buttercups!!!
Heh. Sorry, that sounds amusing for some reason.
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« Reply #10 on: 04-03-2005 01:40 »

Another reason to hate anime...
winna

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« Reply #11 on: 04-03-2005 02:23 »

Dude... I'd do all three of them... even if they were anime.
David A

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« Reply #12 on: 04-03-2005 02:37 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
The inclusion of the "Z" makes me 100 percent sure this is an April Fool's Day joke.

Yeah, Dragonball Z was a joke, too, right?

 
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Originally posted by SquarePupils:
Okay, Bubbles's weapons are bubbles, so why doesn't Blossom have flowers and Buttercup have buttercups?

Don't make me use my buttercups!!!
Heh. Sorry, that sounds amusing for some reason.

She can use her buttercups on me anytime she wants.
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« Reply #13 on: 04-03-2005 02:43 »

Dude... she's like, 4...


 tongue
David A

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« Reply #14 on: 04-03-2005 03:03 »

What, I'm supposed to pass up the opportunity to use a line like that just because some fictional character happens to be underage?

I don't think so, Slack.
winna

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« Reply #15 on: 04-03-2005 03:19 »

Somehow dude... I agree.  Me and buttercup could always spend a little extra time after school... that is... after I get my teacher's certification  flirt
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« Reply #16 on: 04-03-2005 07:16 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Dude... she's like, 4...


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The anime version makes them look like they are teenagers. This anime version looks kind of good because I am getting bored with the first version.

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SquarePupils

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« Reply #17 on: 04-03-2005 13:32 »
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Can anyone tell me what Buttercup is holding in her left hand on that bottom picture?
It looks like a small stack of colorful pancakes with two chocolate chips on top...but that makes tons of sense...

Maybe I'm just hungry.

edited for spelling
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« Reply #18 on: 04-03-2005 14:44 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
Dude... I'd do all three of them... even if they were anime.

THEY'RE FIVE.

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« Reply #19 on: 04-03-2005 14:59 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2005 14:59 »

Wow, thanks for that, Captain Obvious.

The joke was pointed out and became unfunny long ago.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #20 on: 04-03-2005 15:11 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2005 15:11 »

I'm going to be completely honest, manga does them well. I mean anyone can draw a powerpuff girl. It's easier than drawing a South Park character. And trust me, they look great. That appeals to me so much more than the American version.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that John was the one who started this thread. Way to go, this is actually interesting. *Thumbs up*.
David A

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« Reply #21 on: 04-03-2005 18:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
It has come to my attention that John was the one who started this thread.

Only after RavenStar posted the same thing in the anime pic thread.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #22 on: 04-03-2005 18:09 »

It's both scarey and looks better than the regular Powerpuff Girls.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #23 on: 04-03-2005 19:11 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Only after RavenStar posted the same thing in the anime pic thread.

Yes! Now I don't ever have to say that I was nice to him!
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #24 on: 04-03-2005 21:01 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2005 21:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Wooter:
That just sickens me. What's with the yo-yo and the hammer?

Yo-Yo: Sukeban Dekka.

Hammer: Every anime featuring a prudish girl and perverted guy EVER.

I expect to be dissapointed with the Anime version, should it exist.  I really thought that PPG, while campy, and jouvenile did have some genuine funny bits, parodies and touunge-in cheek humor.  If you start taking the premise seriously, as this new production is threatening to do, it really defeats the purpose.
SquarePupils

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« Reply #25 on: 04-03-2005 21:09 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2005 21:09 »

That's a GIANT hammer...I wonder where she stashes it.

Will this anime version still be aimed at an audience of really young kids or what?
RavenStar

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« Reply #26 on: 04-03-2005 21:57 »

SquarePupils - Buttercup's holding a Japanese game that's sort of like Jenga - the exchange student we hosted from Japan gave us one as a parting gift. Gah, I forget what the name is...
David A

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« Reply #27 on: 04-03-2005 23:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
I expect to be dissapointed with the Anime version, should it exist.  I really thought that PPG, while campy, and jouvenile did have some genuine funny bits, parodies and touunge-in cheek humor.  If you start taking the premise seriously, as this new production is threatening to do, it really defeats the purpose.

Who said anything about taking the premise seriously?  It's just drawn in a different style.

 
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Originally posted by RavenStar:
SquarePupils - Buttercup's holding a Japanese game that's sort of like Jenga - the exchange student we hosted from Japan gave us one as a parting gift.

That's better than getting some of that awful-tasting rice candy.  Yuck!  What kind of a thank you is that?
starone

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« Reply #28 on: 04-04-2005 00:12 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2005 00:12 »

I was afraid it was going to be another one of those "American anime". Since it's actually going to be Japanese I don't care too much anymore.

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« Reply #29 on: 04-04-2005 17:46 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2005 17:46 »

It actually looks cool.

Well, cooler than american PPG.

 http://ppgcom.gooside.com/ppgz/ppgz_attack.mov

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« Reply #30 on: 04-04-2005 18:28 »

Fighting Crime
Trying to Save the World
Here they Come Juuust In Tiimmme
The Poowweer Puff Girls
Powerpuff!
Du Nana Daaa Naanananana
Powerpuff!

Nice movie there, GPT. PPGZ looks exactly like the old one though, just in a different style. They should just translate the American version and save some money.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #31 on: 04-05-2005 02:09 »
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To david A: What I meant by "Taking it seriously" was making it into an actual anime.  Doing so I imgined would defeat the whole idea, poking fun at anime, perhaps not.

I downloaded quicktime to see it, and, yeah, very animesque while still very much like the original in terms of cartooney violence.  but the PPG never needed any gay weapons, damn marketing geniuses, they beat fist on face and kick ass.   The Sukeban Dekka yo-yo, the hentai retaliation hammer and the triumphant return of Sailor Mercury's useless bubbles?

Just bring back the violence and flying energy streaks, and funny jokes.  And for the love of God, don't let Rikdo Koshi do anymore doujinshi.

If you liked this fellas, just wait until you see what Japan has in store for Invader Zim and South Park.

I've calld GTP a troll numerous times before, but he did come through with the dirt on this one.  Thanks.  You're off the list.
David A

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« Reply #32 on: 04-05-2005 04:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
To david A: What I meant by "Taking it seriously" was making it into an actual anime.  Doing so I imgined would defeat the whole idea, poking fun at anime, perhaps not.

It's not as if this is something new.  Remember Magical Girl Pretty Sammy?  Eventually it became what it parodied.

Anyway, if The Big O can have an episode that makes fun of Japanese giant robot cartoons, then I don't really see the problem with this.

 
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I downloaded quicktime to see it, and, yeah, very animesque while still very much like the original in terms of cartooney violence.  but the PPG never needed any gay weapons, damn marketing geniuses, they beat fist on face and kick ass.   The Sukeban Dekka yo-yo, the hentai retaliation hammer and the triumphant return of Sailor Mercury's useless bubbles?

You leave Sailor Mercury out of this.   mad
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #33 on: 04-05-2005 05:08 »

Dammit.  Eveything I say Pisses David A off.  I'm not trying to, really.

Sailor Mercury:  What I like
-Haircut
-Legs
-smarts
-the visor
-looks good in blue
-Hisakawa Aya

but you have to admit, the bubble attack was essentially useless, I think I actually saw it win an award for most useless attack in animerica.

Also I just baought the Big O DVD which episode am I looking for the big parody in.

I'm sure I'll catch it, but in the meantime I'm soaking up the Batman, Dark City and Evangelion refrences.
David A

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« Reply #34 on: 04-05-2005 05:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
Dammit.  Eveything I say Pisses David A off.  I'm not trying to, really.

Sailor Mercury:  What I like
-Haircut
-Legs
-smarts
-the visor
-looks good in blue
-Hisakawa Aya

but you have to admit, the bubble attack was essentially useless, I think I actually saw it win an award for most useless attack in animerica.

Okay, yeah.  The bubble attack sucked.  Ami-chan really got the shaft when it came to offensive powers.  Which is a shame, because she's easily the most interesting of the inner senshi.  I mean, who do you think Yomiko Readman was based on?

 
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Also I just baought the Big O DVD which episode am I looking for the big parody in.

I'm sure I'll catch it, but in the meantime I'm soaking up the Batman, Dark City and Evangelion refrences.

It's episode 18: "The Greatest Villian", featuring everyone's favorite two-bit criminal named after a vagely folkish alterna-rock singer.
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« Reply #35 on: 04-05-2005 19:40 »

There's another video with the tranformations into Hyper Blossom, Rolling Bubbles,and Powered Buttercup. (I wish I were making these names up)

 http://ppgcom.gooside.com/ppgz/ppgz_transformation.mov
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ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #36 on: 04-05-2005 20:03 »

Alright, it's April 5th now, you can call off your April fools joke...
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #37 on: 04-06-2005 02:04 »
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Originally posted by David A:
 who do you think Yomiko Readman was based on?

Honestly?  James Bond and Emily Dickinson.    big grin

Roundguy: This is not a drill.  Brace for impact.

I want SO badly to be in the meeting room when it is announced to the american actors and actresses that they'll probably be dubbing to this sometime in the near future.

Ah, well, like with the Loonatics, I'll wait and see what happens before passing judgement.
David A

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« Reply #38 on: 04-06-2005 04:03 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2005 04:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
  Honestly?  James Bond and Emily Dickinson.      big grin

Yeah, probably; except for the James Bond part.  Yomiko is like the exact opposite of Bond.  She's more like Bilbo Baggins; thrown into an adventure not of her choosing, when she'd much rather be at home not having to deal with so much unwelcome excitement.

Anyway, I wasn't seriously suggesting that Yomiko Readman was directly inspired by Ami Mizuno.  Hideyuki Kurata isn't Joss Whedon, after all.  It's just that I see Yomiko as being similar to what Ami would eventually have become if she had never met the other senshi.

 
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I want SO badly to be in the meeting room when it is announced to the american actors and actresses that they'll probably be dubbing to this sometime in the near future.

Yeah, I'm sure that they'll all be just as outraged about it as you are, Pitt.  There's no chance whatsoever that any of them will be indifferent, or even pleased about it.
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