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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

wu_konguk

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« Reply #200 on: 11-04-2003 05:27 »

Hmm Wendy Lee does not seem to be in Trigun (I don't mind the dub by the way, I know the sub is better but hey) but it does have Richard Hayworth as Legato who has paly Kenshin and Vicious so I'm still happy  smile
David A

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« Reply #201 on: 11-04-2003 05:46 »

Trigun also has Lia Sargent.  She voiced both Milly Tompson and Dorothy Wayneright.  Impressive range, huh?
MrMayat

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« Reply #202 on: 11-04-2003 12:24 »

 
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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.


Ehem! Most bootlegs are from Hong Kong and Taiwan. Singapore has a legit distributor, "Odex", which sells DVDs quite cheap. Well, for local standards anyway.
 
As for me, all of my anime is bootleg, due to price and availability. Original Region 1 DVDs are hard to come by here and they cost a bomb. (Bootleg = S$60, Original = S$200++)  eek
David A

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« Reply #203 on: 11-04-2003 14:50 »

Yeah, bootlegs are cheaper and easier to get, but the best part is that the artists and writers and everyone else who worked so hard to make that anime don't get a single red cent.
  mad   mad   mad

Sorry, but I don't like piracy.
evan

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« Reply #204 on: 11-04-2003 17:06 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Trigun also has Lia Sargent.  She voiced both Milly Tompson and Dorothy Wayneright.  Impressive range, huh?

And she does "Judy" from "Big Shots" in Cowboy Bebop. In the exact same Milly Thompson voice.

I know the voice-actor who does Spike also has a cameo in Trigun, as one of the goons Legato kills.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #205 on: 11-05-2003 00:48 »

Also the bootlegs in the pacific rim help fund the Triads. They are not nice people. Either that or some random looser with a DVD burner in his room. Unless its a fansub I see no real reason to do so.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #206 on: 11-05-2003 15:17 »

Are the Original Dirty Pair Episodes good?
David A

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« Reply #207 on: 11-06-2003 13:57 »

It's Dirty Pair, Nurdy.  Even when it's bad it's good.   wink

 
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Originally posted by evan:
 And she does "Judy" from "Big Shots" in Cowboy Bebop. In the exact same Milly Thompson voice.

The best part is when the show gets cancelled, and she starts yelling in a different voice.  Apparently, Judy didn't sound like that in real life.   laff
evan

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« Reply #208 on: 11-06-2003 21:24 »

Okay, I've managed to slug my way through 20 episodes of Berserk, and am still duly non-impressed. So, I'm looking for a new series that doesn't have the "strong, silent, and violent" type lead. Any suggestions?

I've heard good things about Noir. Can anyone verify this?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #209 on: 11-06-2003 23:03 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
So, I'm looking for a new series that doesn't have the "strong, silent, and violent" type lead. Any suggestions?

Read or Die.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
-SlackJawedMoron
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #210 on: 11-06-2003 23:52 »
« Last Edit on: 11-07-2003 00:00 »

Thaa Paaepaaa

Edit: A read or die video animation, that's only fairly Ironic, but a Television show urging you to "Read or Die?"


Click for irony(In Japanese).
Nurdbot

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« Reply #211 on: 11-07-2003 15:25 »

That would be great, but AOL is for Whiny American's and European's only.
evan

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« Reply #212 on: 11-07-2003 16:57 »

Um, Nurdy...but don't you use AOL?
starone

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« Reply #213 on: 11-07-2003 23:32 »

SuperFry, I love your new avatar, now hopefuly they'll make one of Rurouni Kenshin
evan

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« Reply #214 on: 11-07-2003 23:47 »

Yeah, I've "acquired" Read or Die last night. I'm only three episodes until I'm done with Berserk, so expect a review of it sometime in the near future.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #215 on: 11-08-2003 00:54 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Um, Nurdy...but don't you use AOL?
Shut up! Shut up!

Wha, they draw nipples in Outlaw Star now?

Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #216 on: 11-13-2003 00:34 »

*discovers Excel Saga.
*smiles widely.
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #217 on: 11-13-2003 00:36 »

Man, it must have taken years to come up with the theme to "The Big O."

"BIG O! BIG O BIG O! BIG OOOO!!"

Ah crap, now it's stuck in my head again.
David A

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« Reply #218 on: 11-13-2003 01:09 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Man, it must have taken years to come up with the theme to "The Big O."

"BIG O! BIG O BIG O! BIG OOOO!!"

It's probably an homage to the theme from the old Batman TV show.   tongue

On a completely unrelated note, has anyone seen Banner of the Stars yet?  It's a sequel to Crest of the Stars.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #219 on: 11-13-2003 01:23 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Man, it must have taken years to come up with the theme to "The Big O."

"BIG O! BIG O BIG O! BIG OOOO!!"

Ah crap, now it's stuck in my head again.

Big O is good. Stop dissing the only Anime show I ever actually had an interest in   tongue
David A

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« Reply #220 on: 11-13-2003 01:39 »
« Last Edit on: 11-13-2003 01:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
 Big O is good. Stop dissing the only Anime show I ever actually had an interest in     tongue

The only one?  Really?  Have you not seen a lot of anime, or do you just not like other anime shows?  No offense meant; I'm just curious.    smile
Just Chris

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« Reply #221 on: 11-13-2003 23:25 »

The only anime I can think off the top of my head that has the same dark atmosphere as Big O is Wolf's Rain. And with Shinichiro Watanabe running the show, you know you can expect something out of it.
evan

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« Reply #222 on: 11-14-2003 00:04 »

I dunno, I still am not into the Big O that much. It seems to "also-ran" for me.

I saw the first 13 episodes on DVD, because a friend had them. I meant to catch it on CN for the new episodes, but couldn't be home on Sunday night to catch them. Maybe now that they're showing it at 12:30 I can catch it again. (or Kazaa it :shh: )
David A

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« Reply #223 on: 11-14-2003 00:58 »

Well, if you didn't care for the first 13 episodes, I can't really recomend the new ones.  There is some neat stuff in the new episodes, though.

Oh, well.  I guess Asylum-Fry and I are the only Big O fans here.  Well, us and whoever the third person that voted for The Big O was.
evan

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« Reply #224 on: 11-14-2003 16:06 »

I'm not saying it's bad, it's just sort average. I think this has been mentioned before, but the constant reliance on mecha really seems forced (and this is from a fan of Evangelion!)

And I did just see Read or Die today, and I was smiling all the way through. If it wasn't for FLCL, I'd say this was one of the funniest serieses I've seen this year. I totally agree with Nix's statements above. Plus, it has one of the best funky themes I've heard since Bebop.
David A

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« Reply #225 on: 11-14-2003 16:37 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I'm not saying it's bad, it's just sort average. I think this has been mentioned before, but the constant reliance on mecha really seems forced (and this is from a fan of Evangelion!)

You could just ignore the mecha battles.  Most of the storylines don't revolve around them.  (Apparently, there's a mecha fight in every episode, but I never really noticed that while watching the series.)
evan

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« Reply #226 on: 11-14-2003 16:48 »

Yeah, I would ignore the mecha battles, except that's what the show's sort of about. After all, it's named after the head mecha. There is a mecha at the end of every conflict. Maybe season 2 is better in that regard, I dunno.
David A

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« Reply #227 on: 11-14-2003 17:16 »

If anything, Season Two is more mecha intensive than Season One.  On the other hand, Season Two has more of a coherent story line than Season One, which had a lot of self contained episodes.  Season Two also gets a lot weirder, especially towards the end of the series.

If you don't like the mecha battles, there is one Season Two episode you might like.  It's Episode 18, "The Greatest Villain".
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #228 on: 11-18-2003 00:56 »

I just saw the first episode of Final Fantasy Unlimited.

I won't be watching anymore.

For the love of Tezuka, will SOMEBODY in Japan watch Futurama and see how 3d and 2d animation are supposed to be blended?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #229 on: 11-18-2003 01:12 »

I just thought of something. Maybe they regard the Simpsons odd because of the yellow skin and blue hair. Kinda like ditto with us and generic anime style.
David A

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« Reply #230 on: 11-18-2003 01:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
For the love of Tezuka, will SOMEBODY in Japan watch Futurama and see how 3d and 2d animation are supposed to be blended?

If you want to see anime that blends 3d and 2d animation well, try watching Zoids.  (I'm talking about the first two series, not that new one, Fuzors or whatever it's called.)
wu_konguk

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« Reply #231 on: 11-18-2003 08:43 »

I thought the 2D/ 3D blending in Tenchi GXP was pretty good. I will admit Final Fantasy Unlimited is pretty poor. Le'ts hope Advent Children is better.
evan

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« Reply #232 on: 11-22-2003 00:59 »
« Last Edit on: 11-22-2003 00:59 »

evan's review for Berserk.
genre -- medieval gorefest/ swords'n'sorcery
year of release - 1995
number of episodes - 26

First off, two of my dear dear friends recommended this series to me. These two have given me some choice recommendations in the past, but they certainly pulled a turkey out with this one. Honestly, I do not see where all the praise for this series comes from. "Berserk" is dangerously mediocre, with little to no new interesting ideas to add to the table.

First, the plot. Gattz (or Guts, depending on the fansub) is your typical strong silent warrior. He wields a huge, 6 foot sword, with ease and isn't against using it to chop down anyone at all. He's a mericiless loner, pretty grim and unlikeable. Our story begins at the end, so to speak, with what amounts to a pretty weak ending, when you think about it. So the rest of the series is a flashback, to how the begining begun. The flashback starts with Gattz, tough guy that he is, joining the Midland army against the warring invaders. Soon, after a particularly bloody battle, he is picked up by the mercenary Band of the Hawk. The Band of the Hawk is led by the enigmatic Griffith, who has a mysterious charm and a desire to rule the world. As, and you would guess it, Gattz joins Griffith as he slowly moves his way to respectability, gaining power and influence all the way. Rounding out the major players is Caska, Griffith's female Lt., who hates Gattz so much that you'll know she winds up loving him at the end.

Along the path of "Ninja Scroll," "Berserk" is incredibly bloody. Almost unintentionally comedic, because the amount of blood and guts spilled about is ridiculous for the battle sequences. The other problem with the fight sequences is that, most of the time, they're utterly pointless. People rag on DBZ for its fights, but at least -- sometimes -- the villians get to knock Goku down. I swear, I don't think Gattz ever leaves his feat throughout the entire series. And when he takes on 100 men at once..well..it's just as silly as you'd think.

Soon, you realize that the only major antagonist Gattz has is Griffith, and there's a logical conclusion to be drawn. However, the Gattz/Griffith tension is drawn out waaay too long, and by the time they do come to head, I really didn't care. In fact, the plot would be fine if Berserk stuck to Gattz v. Griffith, but it instead wastes our time with meaningless battles against the opposing army (who's name I completely forgot) as Griffith's ascension to nobility (which we all kinda knew.)

Gattz is completely unlikeable as a main character, and most of the other characters make enough bone-headed manuveurs for you not to like them. Heck, sometimes they make basic tactical mistakes that I know not to.


Grade: an in the middle, C

oh, and I'm just watched the first 3 episodes of Noir...it's good stuff, so far.
MrMayat

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« Reply #233 on: 11-22-2003 10:09 »

^ AHEM!

Where did you acquire Noir? I've a hard time finding the whole series. Also, from what I've heard, it's a love it/hate it anime. Hope it falls in the former category.

Nurdbot

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« Reply #234 on: 11-22-2003 10:28 »

Try Amazon.com!
evan

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« Reply #235 on: 11-22-2003 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by MrMayat:
^ AHEM!

Where did you acquire Noir? I've a hard time finding the whole series. Also, from what I've heard, it's a love it/hate it anime. Hope it falls in the former category.


What's with the "ahem"?

Oh, and, um, it can be "acquired" through K++, or so some guy I know told me.  wink
Nurdbot

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« Reply #236 on: 11-22-2003 14:45 »

Pssst. Don't anger him, he'll bomb your ass too where the hell DBZ is set.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #237 on: 11-23-2003 01:44 »

Where did I get Noir?

It would be easier to show you than tell you.  Close your eyes, think about Mirielle, and repeat
"I seek you."  over and over as fast as you can, eventually, you will understand.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #238 on: 11-23-2003 04:46 »

Translation: Google it.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #239 on: 11-23-2003 20:28 »

Hahahaha....


NO!
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