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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

luvnpeese

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« Reply #320 on: 01-06-2004 15:57 »

You know what's worth buying? Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. That and Hellsing. The only problem I have with Hellsing is that its animation died halfway through. Otherwise, go vampiric anime!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #321 on: 01-06-2004 17:37 »

Hasn't Hellsing got cockney accents?

evan

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« Reply #322 on: 01-06-2004 17:46 »

Well, I've only seen Hellsing subtitled, so I wouldn't know. On a related note, I hope I hear something about Hellsing, Season 2. If it's even in production...
luvnpeese

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« Reply #323 on: 01-06-2004 18:31 »

Dubbed, yeah... but most of the voice actors in it are authentically British. Still, it beats British people talking in Japanese. I can't stand the subbed version of it.

I heard something about another season too, but it's only a rumor. I think the creator of the show and the author had some discrepancies. If anyone's read the manga, you know what I mean.

Integral and Alucard would have interesting babies. :-p
David A

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« Reply #324 on: 01-06-2004 21:19 »

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

As much as I like Bebop, Outlaw Star is better.

I don't know why everybody wants to compare the two though.  Aside from the fact that they're both sci-fi, they don't really have that much in common.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #325 on: 01-06-2004 21:55 »

Nobody can top Yoko Kanno's work in Bebop. :-p

I haven't watched Outlaw Star before, but it looks promising.
nagrub

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« Reply #326 on: 01-07-2004 14:13 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
 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.
Indeed, although he did'nt direct the ghost in the shell film, it was asmazing(not saying he was'nt curcially envolved in it-wich he was) Apple seed was really good too. but i love his manga the most, the ghost in the shell maga is really really ...really good. I need to get the appleseed mangas and interon depot me thinks!
speaking of ghost in the shell. You know that scene where kusanagi is fighting the 'puppet' in the water with the optic camo, just how cool was that! beautiful animation. tres cool.

so yeah, i ordered eps 1-26 of bebop and eps 1-26 of stand alone complex. with postage to the uk i think it came to about $95. I'l tell ya when it gets here.
nagrub

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« Reply #327 on: 01-07-2004 14:21 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2004 14:21 »

 
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Originally posted by luvnpeese:
Nobody can top Yoko Kanno's work in Bebop. :-p

I haven't watched Outlaw Star before, but it looks promising.

The music is one of the main driving force behind bebop, its amazing. i love the opening theme, tank, and that tune mushrooooom huntiiiiing'

   
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:

@ 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.
Indeed, although he did'nt direct the ghost in the shell film, it was amazing( not saying he was'nt crucially envolved in it - he was) Appleseed was really good too. but i love his manga the most, the ghost in the shell manga is really really ...really good. The story line goes into the realms of insanity though and its a bit hard to follow iin bits. I love the way its written, the way shirow thinks about everything in such detail. The manga is filled with notes explaining how things work and why they are there etc... for example 'This is not a light fixture but a special device that ensures the micromachines are deposited uniformly.'
I need to get the appleseed mangas and interon depot me thinks!
speaking of ghost in the shell. You know that scene where kusanagi is fighting the 'puppet' in the water with the optic camo, just how cool was that! beautiful animation. tres cool.

so yeah, i ordered eps 1-26 of bebop and eps 1-26 of stand alone complex. with postage to the uk i think it came to about $95. I'l tell ya when it gets here.


-oops sorry bout the double postage.
nagrub

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« Reply #328 on: 01-12-2004 14:02 »

sorry to double post... outraged that the anime thread is slipping i am!
i've done a bad thing, forgive me.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #329 on: 01-12-2004 17:42 »

haha

Well, allow me to unslip it. Ummm, what does everyone think of FLCL? Their music is awesome before you kill it by overlistening, like me. I am such a great run-on sentence writer.  tongue
Nurdbot

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« Reply #330 on: 01-12-2004 17:47 »

Still waiting for FLCL.
evan

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« Reply #331 on: 01-12-2004 18:14 »
« Last Edit on: 01-16-2004 00:00 by edeltraut »

I love FLCL. It's probably my second favorite series of all time (behind Evangelion. I'm such a GAINAX fanboy). It's definitely one of the more out-there series, and definitely worth checking out. The only problem is that the DVDs here are insanely priced, like $29.99 for one disc. And they wonder why people DL anime episodes.
David A

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« Reply #332 on: 01-12-2004 19:25 »

 
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Originally posted by luvnpeese:
Ummm, what does everyone think of FLCL? Their music is awesome before you kill it by overlistening, like me. I am such a great run-on sentence writer.   tongue

Yeah, everyone seems to like FLCL.  We even have a FLCL thread.

Apparently we can have a seperate thread for FLCL, but not one for InuYasha.

*Glares at Nurdbot.*

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #333 on: 01-12-2004 21:08 »

Yeah, and it's only like 2 episodes a disc!

Inuyasha has some pretty good music, like the ones by Do As Infinity.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #334 on: 01-13-2004 00:58 »

*Throws a brick at David*

I don't like it. 'Nuff said.
David A

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« Reply #335 on: 01-13-2004 01:54 »
« Last Edit on: 01-16-2004 00:00 by edeltraut »

 
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Originally posted by luvnpeese:
Yeah, and it's only like 2 episodes a disc!

Exactly.  FLCL is only six episodes long, and it gets its own thread.  InuYasha has over 140 episodes, and it's still going.  Even if you've only seen the first 52 episodes shown on Cartoon Network, that's still a lot more episodes than FLCL or Cowboy Bebop, which also has its own thread.

I'm willing to follow whatever arbitrary rules the mods have about what threads we can and can't have, but it would be nice if there was some rhyme or reason behind it.

 
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Inuyasha has some pretty good music, like the ones by Do As Infinity.

Agreed.  It's a shame that Cartoon Network only plays the ending theme music, and not the opening theme music as well.  I guess they feel that they need that time for their inane commercial bumper cards.

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
*Throws a brick at David*

I don't like it. 'Nuff said.

*Dodges brick.*

Y'know Nurdbot, considering how much you complain about the lack of Japanese culture in anime, I'm surprised that you don't like InuYasha.  If you ignore the time-travel, magic, and demons, the setting is a fairly accurate portrayal of the warring states period.  A lot of the demons and such are inspired by Japanese folklore and mythology as well.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #336 on: 01-13-2004 03:22 »

Beh.

*Drops a Building on David*

I don't really care.
David A

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« Reply #337 on: 01-13-2004 03:42 »

So, let me get this straight, Nurdy.

You watch anime that has little to no Japanese cultural references, and you complain that it's "too American" for you.  Then, when something with an authentic Japanese flavor comes along, you don't like that either.

  confused

In Amaterasu's name, make some sense, man.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
nagrub

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« Reply #338 on: 01-13-2004 10:46 »

i've never seen flcl. i only hear good things though. no region 2 release  frown no uk carteen network showing or anything, well cnx, whatever. nothing, not a bean.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #339 on: 01-13-2004 14:59 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
So, let me get this straight, Nurdy.

You watch anime that has little to no Japanese cultural references, and you complain that it's "too American" for you.  Then, when something with an authentic Japanese flavor comes along, you don't like that either.

   confused

In Amaterasu's name, make some sense, man.

No, I wouldn't be Nurdy if I made sense.

Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #340 on: 01-15-2004 14:01 »

NIGHTWALKER!  That's my fave vampire anime.  Riho Yamazaki is the bomb. animation may be a bit choppy, but I totally dig the characters.  And hey, the last time there was a gay villian I could actually root for was Ninja Scroll, Cain you've killed my Homophobia, go [kick] some ass.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #341 on: 01-15-2004 14:34 »

I've never seen that one. But I still say Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust owns all.  tongue The animation is gorgeous. Some of the wording is just a bit off...
Nurdbot

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« Reply #342 on: 01-15-2004 14:46 »

Damn you Yanks, you get anime 24/7 sometimes and Europe is empty apart from that Americanised or Immatation crap. Damn yoooooooooou!
wu_konguk

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« Reply #343 on: 01-15-2004 17:36 »

Love Hina


Now admitidly I have nto seen the specails and the OVA so I do not know how this really ends yet but as I a sereis I feel I a can pass judgement.

Well if you can see the pic I found, then you may be wondering why I choose such a picture. Well because I think it sums up the series pretty well. One big fan service.

Ok on the series. Well it's quite good but I did feel like it was borrowing alot of stuff from other anime. To me it seemed like they took the girls from Tenchi and mixed around with their personalities and put an Ed like character in just for good measure. Apart from that little niggle i have, the characterisation is quite good. Although as I will say latter I felt that some episodes added nothing.

Now before I get to the story lets' stay with the aethstetics. Like most modern anime, the animation is quite crisp and it uses vibrant colours. All in all it looks very pretty, oh and they love to put mist everywhere.

Now as for the story. Well it your usual, a helpless student ends up sharing a house with a buch of attractive women and they each start falling for him in some way. Of course this is hardly an orginal idea but it is done fairly well so it's alright. The major problem I had was that many of the episdoes seemd to add next to nothing in terms of plot or characterisation. When they did do episodes with plot and characteristion it works really well. I definitly felt that they could of done without some of the episodes and extended the ending episodes with a few mpre episodes, which could of built on some of the themes that were sneaking in.

One thing that did strike me (or didn't while I was watching) was the music. While there is some great anime music out there, this si not the place to find it. The score for the whole piece is quite weak.

I realise that most of this review seems quite negative but I did like Love Hina. It is jsut I am aware that it could of been so much more than it let itself be. It is a fun little series and if you get the chance then I recomend you watch it.

I will give this a respectible B
NibblerJr

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« Reply #344 on: 01-15-2004 17:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Damn you Yanks, you get anime 24/7 sometimes and Europe is empty apart from that Americanised or Immatation crap. Damn yoooooooooou!
Come to america, then. You could see me!  big grin
And also, We'll soon have OC James as a president!
Akito01

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« Reply #345 on: 01-15-2004 19:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Damn you Yanks, you get anime 24/7 sometimes and Europe is empty apart from that Americanised or Immatation crap. Damn yoooooooooou!

I was always under the impression there was quite a bit of anime on French television.  Is this no longer the case?
MrMayat

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« Reply #346 on: 01-15-2004 21:27 »

What? Nurdy's French? You learn something new everyday.  tongue
BTW Wu, we do have an  anime review thread.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #347 on: 01-16-2004 07:13 »

Ah, you ignorant international people.


Britain doesn't have it's own continent you know.
Where have you been all this time Mayat?
wu_konguk

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« Reply #348 on: 01-16-2004 09:35 »
« Last Edit on: 01-16-2004 09:35 by edeltraut »

 
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Originally posted by MrMayat:
What? Nurdy's French? You learn something new everyday.    tongue
BTW Wu, we do have an  anime review thread.



OH you're right. Well since the one I created months before that one died I assumed that was also dead. Well no harm in tranference I guess.
nagrub

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« Reply #349 on: 01-16-2004 12:20 »

HURRAH!  Bebop and stand alone complex have come! full series'! pleasure OVERLOAD! so cheap too! about 50 for the both! wow!
MrMayat

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« Reply #350 on: 01-17-2004 03:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Where have you been all this time Mayat?

Erm.. in the barracks?  tongue

 
Quote
Originally posted by nagrub:
HURRAH!  Bebop and stand alone complex have come! full series'! pleasure OVERLOAD! so cheap too! about 50 for the both! wow!

Don't get high hopes though. The Bebop set is great, but the subtitling on the SAC needs reworking. At least they both have plenty of extras. Well, you can't expect much from bootlegs anyway.
nagrub

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« Reply #351 on: 01-18-2004 05:09 »

You're right about the bebop set. I hav'nt really noticed any problems with them.  I've noticed a few problems in the stand alone complex subtitles though(right again), they are somtimes ludacrously fast and theres a few spelling mistakes. They are done so that if one characters dialogue goes onto the next line, it will wait till another character speaks. This can have some problems as somtimes there can be a few seconds till the next person speaks so you are left with a unfinished sentence. This impacts if its a humourous line. Or if it changes shot ofcourse.

how'd you know about em, do ya have em? And i knew they wre a bit dodgy, i mean the whole series for $30. So are they illegal, the site's selling illegal goods?
pssssssst* dont tell anyone, they're cheep!
MrMayat

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« Reply #352 on: 01-19-2004 07:35 »

 
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Originally posted by nagrub:
How'd you know about em, do ya have em? And i knew they wre a bit dodgy, i mean the whole series for $30. So are they illegal, the site's selling illegal goods?
pssssssst* dont tell anyone, they're cheep!

You're talking to an asian. Of course I have bootlegs.  tongue Actually, I would have gotten R1 DVDs if not for my lack of credit cards (or money for that matter) and the lack of quality original import anime.

Anyway, here are tips on how to detect bootleg anime externally.
- cost, obviously. (>30% cheaper than originals)
- more than 5 eps per disc.
- multi region encoding.
- company name. (Anime, Anime Int, Manga, FX, etc)
That's all I can think of right now.
nagrub

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« Reply #353 on: 01-19-2004 11:42 »

I used to get alot of bootleg games from my uncle in hong kong when he lived there. It was great, every time he came back he would bring a host of games. huzzah! unfortunately he does'nt live there anymore. *sigh* back to buying games like normal chumps.
Just Chris

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« Reply #354 on: 01-19-2004 19:42 »

My friend got $500 in bootlegs last year when he was in Hong Kong. He was studying abroad. Uh huh, yeah, that was it.

Another way to tell if the videos are bootleg. The set is in a gate-fold box (like FOX's 24 season 1 collection). Chinese subtitles are also a given.

I regret buying two bootleg discs of Naruto. I had them fansubbed, but I wanted to see them on TV. For starters the menu was all in Chinese and that made things a bit confusing. And I learned that fansubs are better because they're done by people that can actually SPEAK English, not done on some computer text-translator. Fansubbers also put footnotes on Japanese language to make the show easier to understand.
nagrub

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« Reply #355 on: 01-20-2004 12:36 »

well, my bebop pirate is really good. the stand alone complex aint bad either. nice stuff
Just Chris

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« Reply #356 on: 01-22-2004 21:20 »

Evan, if you're such a Gainax fanboy, do you have the DVD for Abenobashi? The second one's coming out soon, and I have the first one. Kudos to Musca for telling me about this great series. If you like stuff like Excel Saga, this one's even funnier.

There's so many anime parodies in it (Evangelion, Gundam) it's not even funny. The dubs are...well interesting. All the main characters have this Souther Texas accent. It had to be done to compensate for the loss of the Osaka accent, apparently.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #357 on: 01-23-2004 01:08 »

Texan? Ew. I've hated that place since Bush Senoir.

Does anyone have a filesharing software (Not Kazaa) that can download anime and other video files? Make it a good one with no spy-ware.
winna

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« Reply #358 on: 01-23-2004 02:09 »

I'm living in texas.......  no no

Although that's my only affiliation...  roll eyes
Nurdbot

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« Reply #359 on: 01-23-2004 15:07 »

Good, otherwise I would have to beat thee.
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