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PEE Poll: The Anime Thread
Dragonball   -1 (2.5%)
Yu Yu hakusho   -2 (5%)
Lupin   -2 (5%)
Kikaider   -0 (0%)
Big O   -3 (7.5%)
Kenshin   -2 (5%)
Gundam   -0 (0%)
Kirby (????)   -1 (2.5%)
Megaman   -0 (0%)
Other   -29 (72.5%)
Total Voters: 40

Nurdbot

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« Reply #160 on: 10-26-2003 16:43 »

I just like to say:

*Shakes fist at Ultimate Muscle and Teen Titans*

Piss off you badly translated American wannabe cartoon's!
NibblerJr

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« Reply #161 on: 10-26-2003 16:59 »

Actually Nurdy,Ultimate Muscle is Anime,just doesnt seem like it.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #162 on: 10-26-2003 17:31 »

It's eye gougingly American immatation!
David A

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« Reply #163 on: 10-26-2003 18:54 »

Nurdbot, is it any wonder if American cartoons imitate Japanese anime?  After all, Japanese anime was originally inspired by early Disney films like Snow White and Pinocchio.  Now it's come full circle.
Just Chris

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« Reply #164 on: 10-26-2003 19:08 »

^ He's gotta good point. Look at this:



Damn Pinocchio-meets-Casper ripoff!  big grin
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« Reply #165 on: 10-27-2003 04:42 »

No offenence to the yanks, but I hate it when the Japanese try to imitate you at everything. We need more Japanese culture and less Pseudo-American culture.
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« Reply #166 on: 10-27-2003 04:54 »

It's all based on something else... Look at Han China and the Anglo Saxon herders of Northeaster Europe...  And the cradle of civilization THE GREAT VOLCANO!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #167 on: 10-27-2003 15:54 »

Still, I HATE IT!
David A

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« Reply #168 on: 10-28-2003 09:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
We need more Japanese culture and less Pseudo-American culture.

Try looking outside of anime.  Watch some of Akira Kurosawa's films.  I'd recommend The Seven Samurai, if you've got three spare hours to watch it in, and don't mind reading subtitles.
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« Reply #169 on: 10-28-2003 10:03 »
« Last Edit on: 10-28-2003 10:03 »

David A is right. That film rocked my socks adn I'd recomend it to anyone. I'm still l;ooking around for his other films. I really want to see Rashomon adn Throne of blood (which is an adaptation of Macbeth with samurai's,\m/rock\m/)
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« Reply #170 on: 10-29-2003 19:52 »

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMES AND CARTOONS.
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« Reply #171 on: 10-29-2003 21:19 »

This little thing called "Japan."
David A

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« Reply #172 on: 10-29-2003 21:57 »

Let me see if I can help you out here, Superfry.

Anime is the Japanese word for animation.  (Actually, the word "anime" is borrowed from French, but that's not important.)  Here in the West, the term anime is used to mean Japanese animation, i.e. cartoons made in Japan.

The Japanese themselves make no such distinction.  In Japan, all cartoons are called anime, no matter what country they come from.  So, in Japan, The Simpsons and Futurama are anime.

So, does that answer your question, Superfry?  Let me know if I can explain anything else for you.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #173 on: 10-30-2003 00:55 »

Aw, I was hoping you were going to confuse him and try and get him to rent out some hentai underage.
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« Reply #174 on: 10-30-2003 01:34 »
« Last Edit on: 10-30-2003 01:34 »

 
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Originally posted by SuperFry:
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMES AND CARTOONS.

Anime is about giant fighting robots and people with big eyes and brightly-colored hair and long but usually great storylines (if watched from the beginning).

Nurdbot should clarify more, I sound like I'm insulting anime (I do like it, I just haven't seen enough of it).

EDIT: *votes for Big O*

Hell yeah.
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« Reply #175 on: 10-30-2003 01:48 »

 
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Originally posted by SuperFry:
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMES AND CARTOONS.

Cartoon = seven letters
Anime = five letters

That's about it.

You can talk about style differences, you can talk about theme differences, you can talk about target age differences, you can talk about nationality differences, but in the end, they're all animation, all the same thing, no more or less deserving of consideration.

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Nurdbot

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« Reply #176 on: 10-30-2003 01:48 »
« Last Edit on: 10-30-2003 01:48 »

Like the Christian Church, anime has many branches. Some ripe with sucess, like Bebop or Trigun while others are cheap attempts at earning cash.

EDIT: Damn Nix and his clicker finger.
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« Reply #177 on: 11-02-2003 07:16 »

yeah... just like the christian church. erm

i find that here in the uk, the only anime that can really get big is the stuff they show on tv, Because soooo much stuff doesnt get released onto region 2 dvd. there is'nt nearly an much support for anime as there is in the states, where theres tv channels dedicated to it and stuff. so, if i want to watch a anime that sounds good i need to either wait for it to come out here (probably never) or get an imported region 1. Thats a right bugger when you dont have a multi region dvd player. oh the irony, i have an amazing cinema setup downstairs, but the dvd isnt multi region, all the bells and whistles, just not that one... um... whistle. *raises eyebrow*
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« Reply #178 on: 11-02-2003 08:35 »

I just have to say, SuperFry's new avatar is pure evil.
nagrub

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« Reply #179 on: 11-02-2003 10:18 »

lol, yes i agree
wu_konguk

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« Reply #180 on: 11-02-2003 11:44 »

Well Nagrub. In all fairness the amount of anime being released is starting to increse. Many series that are just being released in the states soon get a release over in the UK. Such as Noir, Gasaraki, RahXephon, Samurai X Reflections and even Cowboy Bebop the movie (Which I was very surprised to see when I weet into MVC the other day).
When I first got into anime, Which was quite a time ago. It was almost impossible to find anime. The major distributer being Manga entertainment who only seemed to release things that were ultra violent or pornographic (Which did not help with the sterotypical view of an anime fan).
I'm happy to say that the market seems to be growing, which I am very happy about because I'm fed up with paying import fees on the American DVD's.
nagrub

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« Reply #181 on: 11-02-2003 11:58 »

s'true. i've bought the first 3 noir dvd's already. I am enjoying them! very good indeed. have you got em too?
but to get into a new anime series you have to splash out like 15 on a dvd. its just painfull. i wish they showed them more on tv.  I would really like to see a anime/manga magazine on this side of the pond too. it would be handy.
also thos noir dvds are so anoying. i payed 17 for 3 episodes... how depressing. the first dvd, 5 episodes, the second, 4, the third 3. apparently it goes up to 4 and then 5 on the next dvd's though.
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« Reply #182 on: 11-02-2003 12:56 »

 
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Originally posted by nagrub:
Because soooo much stuff doesnt get released onto region 2 dvd.

You can get a lot of anime on all-region DVDs on ebay.  Most of them are probably pirated DVDs, they come out of places like Singapore and Hong Kong, but they seem to be pretty legit, they do actually work, and they're a tenth the price of buying the locally distributed corporate stuff.

You won't find English dubs, though, just subtitles.

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David A

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« Reply #183 on: 11-02-2003 14:46 »

Meh.  You kids have it easy nowadays.  Back when I first started watching anime, we didn't have DVD players.  All we had was Speed Racer, and we were lucky to get that.

Plus, we had to walk to school barefoot, through ten feet of snow, and it was uphill both ways.
nagrub

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« Reply #184 on: 11-02-2003 15:51 »

fantastic, i wait with frenzied antisipation untill i am old enough to say 'you kids have it easy nowadays'
canned eggs

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« Reply #185 on: 11-02-2003 16:17 »

Yeah, I remember when anime was impossible to find.  I don't collect it, but I was collecting kung fu movies when you had to sell blood to get them in the US.  And a lot of the hole-in-the-wall places to get kung fu movies also had this so-called "anime."  Now you can't walk down the street without tripping over Fushigi Yuugi DVD's.
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« Reply #186 on: 11-02-2003 16:49 »

I really dont know any of the options and I dont understand what an anime is so I think I would have to choose pokemon the only japanese cartoon Ive ever seen.
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« Reply #187 on: 11-02-2003 17:00 »

From the above choices, I have only seen Dragon Ball and I hate it, but I'm sure there has to be good anime somewhere so I'll choose Other,
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #188 on: 11-02-2003 17:40 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2003 17:40 »

Most of those choices are from the Cartoon Network, so you might have a problem if you don't get it.

Megaman and Kirby are both popular video games and on brodcast channels... strange.

::edit::
Also I just saw Porco Roso, it had the most beautiful animation and backgrounds in a Myazaki film. Great movie, even though ALL of the character designs look like his other works, not that its a bad thing...
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« Reply #189 on: 11-02-2003 18:52 »

Crap I'm all confused. I just watched a Hellsing AMV and it had some Hellsing footage I'd never seen. At the end of the video it said it was from Hellsing: Psalm of Darkness. Does anyone know anything about this.
David A

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« Reply #190 on: 11-03-2003 12:01 »

I watched the last season two episode of The Big O last night.

Wow.

Anybody else catch it?
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« Reply #191 on: 11-03-2003 12:14 »

Had to miss all of season 2 of Big-O, I had a roleplaying game on Sunday nights. Trying to aquire the episodes right now. Heard good things about season 2.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #192 on: 11-03-2003 12:38 »

I didn't see much of Big O, but what I did see made me want to ask this question:  Of those who saw Big O what are some simmilarities and differences between it and Dark City?  Go nuts.
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« Reply #193 on: 11-03-2003 13:09 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
 You can get a lot of anime on all-region DVDs on ebay.  Most of them are probably pirated DVDs, they come out of places like Singapore and Hong Kong, but they seem to be pretty legit, they do actually work, and they're a tenth the price of buying the locally distributed corporate stuff.

You won't find English dubs, though, just subtitles.


Buyer beware that buying cheap sometimes gets you a cheap product.  Some of these  bootleg DVDs have horrible Engrish subtitles and/or bad video (Macross Zero DVDs have some pretty bad subtitles).  I'd recommend searching for reviews on the bootleg DVDs on anime message boards, etc. before buying, usually someone will have bought them already.  This allows you to save your money if a particular bootleg is a piece of crap.  Also, some series are ripped by multiple bootleg companies with varying quality.  Reviews might help you find the best one.  I'm not a fan of buying bootlegs (especially when domestic versions are available), but some stuff never gets released outside of Japan. English subtitles aren't a given on imported anime either.  Sometimes the bootleg is the only version that will have English subtitles (even if they're bad) .
Just Chris

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« Reply #194 on: 11-03-2003 23:30 »

I see where the Dark City reference is coming from. City dwellers not remembering things, stuff happening out of nowhere, and then forgetting it the next time around. But Dark City was a great movie, whereas Big O was just a mediocre series.

I also got a Batman vibe watching it, with the gloomy atmosphere and overuse of the grayish shades. The cars and even the mechas had this retro art-deco styling like in Batman.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #195 on: 11-04-2003 00:34 »

Hell yeah.  very Batman-esque, right down to the butler.  Even Dark City remided me of Batman.  Also, A cowboy Bebop ep, the one with the mad fat guy with a metric assload of guns.  Still, there's one thing that Batman TAS had, that Big O, or those other Japanese Batman clones will never have.

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« Reply #196 on: 11-04-2003 00:51 »

Or the Batman Cha-Cha! *Starts dancing*
David A

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« Reply #197 on: 11-04-2003 01:14 »

Perhaps not.  But The Big O does have Wendee Lee.   love
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #198 on: 11-04-2003 01:29 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2003 01:29 »

PFT, there's hardly an anime out there that doesn't have Wendy Lee.  It's her and Amanda Winn, if you're not hearing their voices in an anime something dreadfully wrong is happening in the world of dubbing...Or your listening to the Japanese track.

You girls rock, keep it up!  And call my agent...after...I-hire him.
David A

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« Reply #199 on: 11-04-2003 01:35 »

Yeah, It's a great time to be an anime fan.
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