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« Reply #160 on: 09-21-2009 02:31 »

Know any other organisation that uses the Nazi arm salute Books?

I didn't notice the arms confused
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« Reply #161 on: 09-21-2009 02:40 »

Know any other organisation that uses the Nazi arm salute Books?
ask the ancient Romans
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« Reply #162 on: 09-21-2009 05:50 »

Know any other organisation that uses the Nazi arm salute Books?
ask the ancient Romans
That ended with the fist clenched though. And they hit their chests before or afterwards.
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« Reply #163 on: 09-21-2009 05:59 »

well, you can't see if those hit their chest, but seeing those chests i am sure they did
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« Reply #164 on: 09-21-2009 05:59 »

The Zeons from the original Mobile Suit Gundam used the same salute, but they were pretty much space Nazis anyway.

The Britannians from Code Geass might have used it too.  I'm not sure.
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« Reply #165 on: 09-21-2009 16:18 »

And thats one of the many reasons why I won't watch Code Geass.
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« Reply #166 on: 09-21-2009 17:50 »

If it was used, it was just in one scene, which was an homage to a scene from Mobile Suit Gundam with the aforementioned Zeons.  They seem to have forgotten about it after that, because in later episodes they just use the standard military salute, or maybe the Nazi salute is reserved for the emperor (and they may have used the clenched fist version, I don't remember).

There are plenty of other good reasons not to watch Code Geass, though.
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« Reply #167 on: 09-22-2009 19:58 »
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RE: Angel Links.

You put my Outlaw Star in Slayers. Now get it the fuck out. The main character has the generic cute anime pet living between her boobs that becomes her sword.

And the ending for that OAV episode. This is why we can't have nice sci-fi themed animes.

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« Reply #168 on: 09-23-2009 04:09 »

Girl bunnies are awesome flirt
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« Reply #169 on: 09-23-2009 08:07 »

Murder Princess

I hadn't heard of this series till I found it on Funimation's YouTube channel a few days ago. While it isn't the best series I've seen it wasn't bad and at only six episodes you won't waste much time if you don't enjoy it.

We are thrown straight into the action at the start of episode one when there is an attempted coup in the kingdom of Forland. The king and most of the royal family are killed but Princess Alita escapes. Shortly afterwards she meets the bounty hunter Falis and after a moment of peril the two girls find that their souls have swapped bodies. Finding herself in the princess's body Falis agrees to return to the palace and overthrow Dr. Akamashi who has usurped the throne along with his sidekicks to robot girls who are equipped with an impressive array of weapons. With the palace secured Falis continues to act as the princess while Alita takes the identity of Milano, her maid who was killed in the coup. In later episodes the doctor attempts to over throw the princess again and later a new and unexpected foe emerges.

The animation is of a high standard and the action scenes are suitably exciting. I liked the character designs of most of the characters especially the two main characters. There is a fair amount of blood spilt although it wasn't too gruesome, it also avoids having fan service which some viewers may be pleased about. While it hasn't been certificated in the UK I suspect it would get a twelve certificate.

6/10
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« Reply #170 on: 09-23-2009 21:28 »

Seems more logical to post this here

Final Fantasy VII Advent children complete

Ah so to make something look better you make it more dirty (no this does not mean you get to see Tifa's lady bumps sans shirt), but before I get into details of the differences of the complete compared to the original release a brief synopsis.

Set 2 years after the events of the Final Fantasy VII game things are still not going well. Although Cloud and company saved the world there is no a new infiction affecting the general populace called geostigma. Not to mention three fellows who have a passing resemblence to the series antagonist Sephiroth who seem hell bent on getting their mother's head back. If you understood any of that then it is safe to assume you know about the plot of Final Fantasy VII.

The plot is fine, not fantastic but it gets the job done and the new scene do clear up some of the issues the previous version of the film left hanging.

The main thing to know about this version of the film is that it is in glorious HD and I really do mean that it looks glorious. Many blu ray films i have seen have been nice to still do not seem like a huge leap, this film howerer looks much better than the DVD release.

Firstly there is 25 mins of new footage which is nice but more intersting is that some of the scenes have been re rendered to tak advantage of the HD format. What this means in real terms is dirt ...and blood. While in the DVD version the characters skin remainsed quite clean throughout the film, now they have cuts, blood and dirt (hence my exclaimation at the beginning). All in all it just makes the film sooo damn pretty.

The extras are ok but disappointing no demo of Final Fantasy XIII (lathough it was kind of expected).

So I will say if you are a Fianl Fantasy VII fan and did not get the DVD then definitly get this version.

B+
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« Reply #171 on: 09-24-2009 01:47 »

I got the DVD. I'm tempted to get this as well. 25 Minutes, you say?
Curse Square and their milking... Made me go out and buy that Dirge of Cerberus crap... and now they've thrown a pretty bow around a movie I already own.
"but it's got a bow on it!" ALRIGHT!! GIMME!!
Well, if buying it helps to encourage development of the mythic FF7 remake, then I'll do it.
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« Reply #172 on: 09-24-2009 04:33 »

One day we'll get that remake. The prequal anime to FF7 is pretty neat too.

Also, if you look carefully you'll see Tifa is smuggling cherries in that movie tongue.
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« Reply #173 on: 09-24-2009 05:06 »

Oh, I know.  flirt
Last Order was great... but too short.

On a related note,



That is all.
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« Reply #174 on: 09-24-2009 14:49 »

Ah, the good old days where fan service wasn't all lolicon schoolgirls with mental disorder. These fighting girl characters are extra hot when the right people cosplay them.



Oooh, I'm gonna lie down a second.
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« Reply #175 on: 09-24-2009 16:24 »
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I think these need to go in the anime picture thread tongue
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« Reply #176 on: 09-24-2009 16:33 »

I'm pretty sure the hottie human cosplayers can be posted in the usual who'd you like to dry hump thread?
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« Reply #177 on: 09-25-2009 05:36 »

Ah, the good old days where fan service wasn't all lolicon schoolgirls with mental disorder.

But I like schoolgirls with mental disorders.  frown
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« Reply #178 on: 09-25-2009 13:36 »

Don't lie man, you just want to be seen riding their pimped out Robots with them.
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« Reply #179 on: 09-29-2009 15:10 »

I see the next Studio Ghibli film has announced big grin

After that it looks like we'll be getting a couple more directed by Hayao Miyazaki, I'm sure they will be worth waiting for smile
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« Reply #180 on: 09-29-2009 20:51 »

I haven't even seen Ponyo yet.  Mainly because my friends were all too lame to want to go see it, and I was too lame to just go see it by myself like I had planned.
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« Reply #181 on: 09-30-2009 08:42 »

I haven't seen it yet because Bob (the guy who owns the cinema here) never shows new anime movies because he's an arsehole.
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« Reply #182 on: 10-09-2009 07:24 »
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Well, I've loaded in the DVDs, and I'm about to hit play.  I think this is the 4th time that I'm going to watch the Utena series.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's the best animated saga about incest ever made.
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« Reply #183 on: 10-09-2009 12:47 »

LESBIAN incest.
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« Reply #184 on: 10-09-2009 15:35 »

Naw, more like LESBIAN plus incest.
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« Reply #185 on: 10-13-2009 21:27 »

Madlax

Having enjoyed Noir I decided to watch the second series in the "girls and guns" trilogy even though it sounded fairly similar from the description I read. While the two series do look outwardly similar there are are plenty of differences. The two leading ladies; Madlax and Margaret Burton do not meet until late in the series even though it is clear that they are some how linked by something that happened twelve years previously.

This series had plenty of great characters, as well as the two protagonists we have Elenore, Margaret's faithful maid, Vanessa Rene a friend of Margaret's who hires Madlax when she goes to the wore torn nation of Gazth-Sonika, Limelda Jorg, a sniper who is hunting Madlax and Carrossea Doon a suspicious man who is after a book that Margaret possesses. As well as having many more primary characters the series is less episodic; the main plot starts early on and continues until the end... an ending which I would never have guessed. The series has a sense of danger and not all of the characters survive till the end.

I liked to look of the characters and the animation was of a high standard making the action scenes genuinely exciting. Even though some of the action is not realistic it is easier to accept in an animation than it would have been in a live action story. I'd certainly recommend this to anybody who enjoyed Noir or action anime in general.

These comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles.

9/10
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #186 on: 10-16-2009 06:20 »

Done with Utena.  Again...

So sad.
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« Reply #187 on: 10-16-2009 07:08 »

Really? I found the whole thing rather uplifting, to be honest.
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« Reply #188 on: 10-16-2009 20:27 »

OK.  Bittersweet.

But still you have to admit that the black rose saga ending and the Ruka arc were both pretty damn sad.
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« Reply #189 on: 10-17-2009 04:32 »

Yeah, that's true.

Side note: that show totally rules and everyone should watch it.
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« Reply #190 on: 10-17-2009 18:45 »

If you are unable to find the DVDs I suggest you reproduce the effect by doing some peyote and walking into a private high school.
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« Reply #191 on: 10-18-2009 03:05 »

...I want a 3rd GIG of Stand Alone Complex.
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« Reply #192 on: 10-18-2009 05:51 »

We all want more Stand Alone Complex.
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« Reply #193 on: 10-18-2009 07:07 »

I think you're just saying that. You don't want it at all. You're a fraud!
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« Reply #194 on: 10-18-2009 08:55 »

I'd like to watch SAC... all the GitS stuff I've been exposed to is pretty damn top notch, so more would be nice. If only anime didnt' cost more than God's tears.
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« Reply #195 on: 10-18-2009 09:49 »

While more Ghost in the Shell: SAC would be great, either in the form of another series or more films right now I just wish more anime titles would get a Region 2 PAL release.

I'm pleased that I got all of GitS for a good price at least big grin
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« Reply #196 on: 10-18-2009 11:14 »

...I want a 3rd GIG of Stand Alone Complex.

I just finished re-watching all the episodes and started re-watching Solid State Society and I'd have to say that I agree with you.
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« Reply #197 on: 10-18-2009 15:49 »

Can't get enough of the Major.
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« Reply #198 on: 10-18-2009 16:24 »

Precisely.
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« Reply #199 on: 10-27-2009 09:29 »

Metropolis

I knew little about this film but when I saw that it was going to be on television I decided to watch it; there is so little non-Ghibli anime on TV one has to take what one can get. When it started I knew this was going to be different; most of the characters didn't look like anime characters, they looked more like characters from western cartoons of the 1930s. This fitted in with the feel of the whole film which was a 1920s/1930s view of the future reminiscent of Fritz Lang's film of the same name.

Set in the city state of Metropolis where the robot underclass must stay in their designated areas and a scientist is building a robot that looks like a girl but is destined to run a new skyscraper known as the Ziggurat. Into this city comes a Japanese private detective and his nephew Kenichi who are seeking to arrest the scientist for organ trafficking. The state's de facto leader Duke Red's adopted son Rock is determined to destroy the robot thinking his father is replacing him. Rock starts a fire in the lab. During this the robot is activated and escapes with Kenichi although neither know that she isn't human. Rock continues to hunt them as the flee through the various layers of the city to a climax in the mysterious Ziggurat.

I loved the retro feel to the animation along with a sound track that also felt like it was from that time. The use of the song "I Can't Stop Loving You" during the climactic scene was inspired. Even if you don't normally like animation this is worth watching as it is a good story which is well told.

These comments are based on watching the film in Japanese with English subtitles.

8/10
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