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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

LAN.gnome

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« Reply #280 on: 12-27-2003 18:35 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Meh.  Kryten removed the last raunchy Amy pic we had.

I think he's just hoarding them all himself and working to corner the Amy-raunch market, so he finally reach his dream of becoming a cartoon porn tycoon.
Kryten

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« Reply #281 on: 12-27-2003 20:09 »

Quiet, you fool! You're ruining EVERYTHING!

*sends the ninja squirrels after L.g*
Nurdbot

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« Reply #282 on: 12-28-2003 01:45 »

Once they've tasted flesh, they won't stop.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #283 on: 12-30-2003 10:29 »

Time fora review, me thinks

Zone of the Enders: Dolores, I


First a few preliminaries.
Zone of the Enders is a game produced by Konami (the same guys who did Metal Gear Solid) and take place quite a few years in the future. Now you don't need to play the game to understand the series but it does help. They also produced an OVA called Zone of the Enders: Idalo, now you really should see this first since it has alot to do with this series. Now as far as I can tell this takes place 5 years after the OVA and a few years after the game. Well on with the review.

Firstly, I'm warey of most game to series (game to any other media in fact), especially after seeing quite a few episodes of Final Fantasy Unlimited. I was pleasently surprised by this series as it keeps many of the things that made the game good.

The animation is quite good and the 3D elements are used spareingly, for which I am grateful. The music is very nice indeed, which is no surprise to me after playing the game. The story is alright, it does have some very high points but it also has some low points. I must admit it took me a while to get into it but it was worth it.

Probably the worst aspect of the series is the dubbing. Some of the voices really grated but considering the style of character they were used for, it was not all bad.

Now as a mech anime I will not say this is next Evangelion but it is a good series. As an extension of a game I would say it is one of the better ones (I still have .hack//sign to watch). If you liked the game then this is a must. If your not and you have some time, I'd say give it a go.

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luvnpeese

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« Reply #284 on: 12-30-2003 11:26 »

I've never heard of it...

Anyways, GTO is great.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #285 on: 12-30-2003 14:49 »

I request a detailed review of Grave of The Fireflies, as soon as possible!
wu_konguk

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« Reply #286 on: 12-30-2003 18:55 »

You know I thought I had written one some time ago but apprently not.
Frankly a detailed review is not nessary since it is a brillant film. One of the best out there in fact. Watch it and make your own opinion.
I strongly recomend this film to anyone not just anime fans and if it does not really stir your emotions then you are dead on the inside.
newhook_1

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« Reply #287 on: 01-01-2004 02:10 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2004 02:10 »

I was bored tonight and some channel played like 8 episodes of that Inuyasha thing in a row. It was alright, wouldn't go out of my way to watch it (not that into anime), but I'll probably watch it again sometime down the road.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #288 on: 01-01-2004 02:11 »

Eh, good for you.
Just Chris

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« Reply #289 on: 01-01-2004 02:13 »

Inuyasha's alright at first, but I hate how eventually it starts putting in so much filler.

I heard GTO is funny as hell. But how much fanservice does it have? I'm hesitant to buy it because my brother is 10 years younger.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #290 on: 01-01-2004 14:44 »

Fanservice?

GTO is the shit, and if you can't get the anime, the manga is just as good. Is it just me, or does Onizuka look like Eminem? :-p

Inuyasha...well... it's like your classic anime with the classic plotline, classic heroes and villains, classic romance, and cheesy humor. Everything is pretty much laid out for the viewer.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #291 on: 01-01-2004 15:59 »

GTO?
luvnpeese

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« Reply #292 on: 01-01-2004 21:04 »

great teacher onizuka
David A

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« Reply #293 on: 01-01-2004 23:14 »

 
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Originally posted by luvnpeese:
Inuyasha...well... it's like your classic anime with the classic plotline, classic heroes and villains, classic romance, and cheesy humor. Everything is pretty much laid out for the viewer.

That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #294 on: 01-01-2004 23:34 »

It isn't, but it's just not something I like. I used to be a fanatic, I mean, I have Kikyo's outfit; but its humor just seems really childish.

Neoteric concepts in anime never cease to amuse me: Hellsing or FLCL, for instance.
David A

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« Reply #295 on: 01-02-2004 00:38 »

 
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Originally posted by luvnpeese:
It isn't, but it's just not something I like.

Fair enough.

 
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I used to be a fanatic, I mean, I have Kikyo's outfit...

Um, you wouldn't happen to have a picture of yourself wearing that, would you?

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #296 on: 01-02-2004 02:04 »

[Fry]Be goog be good be good be good be good...[/Fry]
luvnpeese

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« Reply #297 on: 01-02-2004 12:33 »

I do, but I'd have to look really hard... it was for last year's Katsucon. I got some of my Trigun cosplay pics if anyone's interested?
NibblerJr

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« Reply #298 on: 01-02-2004 13:16 »

On the topic of Cosplay, I WAS going as Naota for Halloween, and my friend was going to be Kanti, but he....didnt.So, in the end:I didn't go as Naota. I'm shooting for Next Year.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #299 on: 01-02-2004 13:30 »

Awesome! Maybe I'll see some of you at a con sometime? My next ones are Katsucon, Anime Boston, Anime Mid-Atlantic, and Otakon. My next cosplay is Leela even though it's not remotely anime. I'm making a Bender and everything :-p
David A

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« Reply #300 on: 01-03-2004 02:46 »

 
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Originally posted by luvnpeese:
I do, but I'd have to look really hard... it was for last year's Katsucon.

Oh well, that's alright.  Don't bother looking for it just for me, but if you happen to come across it I'd love to see it.

 
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I got some of my Trigun cosplay pics if anyone's interested?

I wouldn't mind seeing those.   wink

 
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My next cosplay is Leela even though it's not remotely anime. I'm making a Bender and everything :-p

If you're making a life-size Bender, you might wanna ask this guy for some pointers.   cool

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #301 on: 01-03-2004 05:29 »

I doff my hat to that guy.
MrMayat

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« Reply #302 on: 01-03-2004 11:58 »

Speaking of cosplaying...

Local cosplay event

At least the faces are asian.  tongue
Nurdbot

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« Reply #303 on: 01-03-2004 15:57 »

 http://www.singaporeanimenews.net/phpapps/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=9&pos=18 

 laff

I wish we'd both stop this counter-wise culture rape sometimes.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #304 on: 01-03-2004 19:44 »

 http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=3186956&uid=1649478&members=1

It's my narcissistic gallery! And I'm not smiling in most of them because of braces. Oh yes...

That guy who made Bender is a genius.

Anyways, I have a supposed Futurama group, but I'm pretty sure that they'll all drop out. They're friends, but they don't really like anime... so if anyone wants to join, just email me. (Especially any potential Frys... ;-p)
nagrub

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« Reply #305 on: 01-05-2004 13:49 »

hey kids, i've suddenly got a load of money lying around.. i really really really wanna get my hands on a box set of bebop. region 2,... i have a hugely amazing cinema set up, but the dvd is'nt multi region... if i even mentioned getting a multi region dvd to my step dad... he'd go ballistic, seeing as he spent so much on the system... anyway! i really wanna get the full noir series and bebop.. then i could die happy, i've allready got the first 4 noir dvd's on region 2 and i dont really wanna mix it with region 1 dvd's it'd just be a pain. SO, anime-peelers i formally request your help, where can i fine bebop region 2- as a box set, obviously as cheep as possible... annnnd, if any of you know a really cheap region free dvd player, then i can install it in my room and watch inport anime! HUZZAH!
although... i'm not sure, but is'nt japan on region 2 aswell? meaning i could just get the import sets, and use subtitles(usually superior to the dub anyway)
thanks for any help ,'animpeers'.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #306 on: 01-05-2004 17:10 »

Damn, I haven't seen new anime for over 2 years now.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #307 on: 01-05-2004 18:45 »

Did you try Amazon or Ebay? That's just for starters. :-p
Nurdbot

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« Reply #308 on: 01-06-2004 03:00 »

I'm poor as well.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #309 on: 01-06-2004 04:46 »

Want to get this out of my system

Outlaw Star:  It's cool.

I liked the show because in addition to some very Cliche type characters they threw in alot of extra characters that added an element of flavor that's hard to find in anime.  I loved the scenes of Flaming perfection with Fred Lowe, the pondering absurdities of Gwen Kahn and Aisia's over-the-top Kitty-cat behavior.  You can scream Cowboy Bebop 'till the cows come home, I'll admit it's supperior in severa aspects, but I loved the interaction of Outlaw Stars recurring cast.  Even Ronnie McDougal, though seemingly deeply disturbed showed moments that made you scratch your head and wonder did Melfina really like him?  Intimidating?  Yes.  Creepy?  Yes.  Still, it did seem like the android girl had some kind of weakspot for him.

So anyway, Outlaw star is A.O.K. by me.
David A

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« Reply #310 on: 01-06-2004 06:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
Outlaw Star:  It's cool.

I liked the show because in addition to some very Cliche type characters they threw in alot of extra characters that added an element of flavor that's hard to find in anime.  I loved the scenes of Flaming perfection with Fred Lowe, the pondering absurdities of Gwen Kahn and Aisia's over-the-top Kitty-cat behavior.  You can scream Cowboy Bebop 'till the cows come home, I'll admit it's supperior in severa aspects, but I loved the interaction of Outlaw Stars recurring cast.  Even Ronnie McDougal, though seemingly deeply disturbed showed moments that made you scratch your head and wonder did Melfina really like him?  Intimidating?  Yes.  Creepy?  Yes.  Still, it did seem like the android girl had some kind of weakspot for him.

So anyway, Outlaw star is A.O.K. by me.

I agree with just about everything you said.   big grin

Except that I think you meant Harry McDougal, not Ron.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #311 on: 01-06-2004 06:15 »

Outlaw star was ok but not great in my humble opinon. Anyway I watched qute a few of this series but now I have finished it I will give it a full review.

Revalutionary Girl Utena


Now this is one strnage anime. Strange but fairly good. To be onest I like strange anime, such as FLCL but the weirness in this series sometimes seems out of place. Strange things can be happening in apparently serious sceens. This series also has quite a few things that could offend some people (well middle America really). The main character Utena wishs to be a prince (she the girls with pink hair by the way) which is odd but not quite as out there as some of the things in the show. Towards the end of the series these become more prononced, these thing include incest, homosexuality both male and female. Now this does not bother me but I do think some people may be offneded by this.

Now this series comes from the creators of Salor Moon, so youm cna expect pleantly of costume transformations (which there are an ample amount). Even the character designs hark to some of the Salor moon designs. Now I was kinda annoyed that many of the charater looked the same but got over it. The genral design of the backgrounds and settings are quite interesting and look like they spent quite abit of time on them. Problem is with so much time speant on the backgrounds that the animation suffered.

The easiest thing to say about Utena is repetition. Many things are repeated throughout the series especially animation, which could be very annoying at times. Thouugh towards the end I began to see this repeatition was thematic and kinda made sense.

The story is confusing at points and some times some episodes seem to have nothing to do with anything. That said it got very good towards the end.

All in all quite a good series but not for everyone.
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Utena the movie aka The adolecence of Utena.


First things first. This is not a continuation of the series or evena prequal. It is a stand alone film, which retells the stiry although slightly diffenrently (much like the Escaflowne movie). Some ofthe characters are diffent indeed (For example in this Utena and Tojga were young lovers but in the series Utena disliked hime alot).

As far as I could tell this flm is quite symbolic and I probabaly missed alot, in fact there are quite a few things that seemed not to make sense.

The settings and backgrounds are far more impressive than the series. The character designs have also been tweaked for the better. The whole thing has a sort of arty feel to it, which I liked. One thing I thought was odd about how they showed the characters was when they were nude. In series they usually show the character as barbies (ie no definition) and make them anatomically correct in the movies but this was not the case, which looked quite odd at points.

Like the series, this has some themes that could be considered offensive (I just wishpeople were more open minded). So of the ones from the series have been toned down while others have been increased. For one Anthe's advances on people are much greater (in the series she was very passive) especailly towards Utena. If you are open minded then you will not have a problem with this.

As for the plot. Well like the series it is quite odd. Problem is (as was the problem with the Escaflowne the movie) is that it is difficult to condense a full series into an hour and a half movie. Alot from the series is lost (mostly the characterisations) alos soem characters are pushed into the background (Chu Chu only really makes a chameo apperances). Otherwise it is a fairly complicated plot to describe here.

One of the main problems I had with the movie was the last few sceens. They seemd to amke not sense and adid not seem to be necessary

Ah well. Still a fairly interesting movie. If you get the chace watch it.
B
David A

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« Reply #312 on: 01-06-2004 07:16 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
One of the main problems I had with the movie was the last few sceens. They seemd to amke not sense and adid not seem to be necessary

I read an interview of Kunihiko Ikuhara once, and apparently that ending was the whole reason that he wanted to make the movie.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
wu_konguk

Urban Legend
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« Reply #313 on: 01-06-2004 07:24 »

I can kind of see why. Since the movie is more conclusive than the series.
nagrub

Bending Unit
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« Reply #314 on: 01-06-2004 10:01 »

AHAHAHAH! it seems there is a god ladies and gentle men! look at this http://www.discountanimedvd.com  yes, cowboy bebop full series - 3 disks, region free. somebody loves me. dirt cheep too, WOOOO! also i'm thinking about buying the ghost in the shell series - stand alone complex. does anyone know if its any good?
wu_konguk

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« Reply #315 on: 01-06-2004 10:08 »

Well the site looks a bit more legitamte than the stuff you can get from Ebay. Never the less be careful. Some of these region free stuff can be dodgy. I know from experiance so just be careful inn considering if you going to spend your money on this stuff.
nagrub

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« Reply #316 on: 01-06-2004 13:15 »

yeah, i know. i had a terrible experience buying from ebay. I lost alot of money on a deal for a cel of goku. i'm still very bitter about it.
but, yeah i know the kind of sites you mean, that look like they've been made in yahoo page builder. I think i'm gonna order myself a copy of eps 1-26 of cowboy bebop. have you ever seen the ghost in the shell series? i could pick that up too... hmmmm choices choices. oh yeah, and then theres avalon- the live action film made by maroui oshi (sp?) *sigh*
Nurdbot

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« Reply #317 on: 01-06-2004 14:51 »

Jesus Wu, were you drinking Tweek's brand of coffee when writing the review for Utena?

Outlaw Star:
Always lives in it's Brothers, Bebop, shadow. But avoid it if your a guy who likes the serious stuff.
nagrub

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« Reply #318 on: 01-06-2004 14:59 »

outlaw star, isnt that the one with the ships with arms... i didnt like it. the characters were okay, but the whole ship design, i did'nt like it.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #319 on: 01-06-2004 15:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Jesus Wu, were you drinking Tweek's brand of coffee when writing the review for Utena?

 

Ironically no. I was/am quite sleep deprived.
@ Nagrub. If your going to buy the DVDs then I would go for Ghost in the Shell. I have not seen it but Matsamune Shirow is a god.
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