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wu_konguk

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« Reply #160 on: 03-02-2004 18:05 »

Ahhh very well.

Tezuka is truely the master.
evan

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« Reply #161 on: 03-03-2004 01:21 »

Is it just me, or is the dubbing for season 2 of "The Big O" not as smooth as it was for season 1?  Sometimes, it seems as though the sync up is really really sub-par.

And, this is for David A, but when exactly did Angel figure out Roger pilots the Megaduce? He tried to keep it a secret, almost risked his life keeping her from knowing, but she still knows?
David A

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« Reply #162 on: 03-03-2004 09:40 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
And, this is for David A, but when exactly did Angel figure out Roger pilots the Megaduce? He tried to keep it a secret, almost risked his life keeping her from knowing, but she still knows?

That's one of my complaints about season two, actually.  It's pretty clear in season one that the fact that Roger pilots the megadeus is a secret (even Dastun doesn't know), but in season two everyone seems to know.

Of course, Angel did work for Paradigm, and the Corporation takes great interest in secrets, so it's possible that she knew Roger's secret even before they first met.  It's also possible that she figured it out on her own at some point (maybe at the end of episode 7), despite Roger's efforts to keep it a secret.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #163 on: 03-04-2004 12:51 »

Well time for yet another review.

MahoroMatic



Well first abit of a synopisis I guess. This is another series from studio Gainax (the people behind NGE, FLCL and Wing of Honnamise as well as many others) and I will admit it does keep up to their usual standards. In this review I will be revieing both series 1 and 2 as a whole. The story follow Suguru Misato, an orphaned 14 year old boy, who hires a maid to help around the house. The maid he hires is Mahoro, who is an ex-combat android. As you can probably see from this brief synopsis this series will follow Gainex's odd plots.

You know I really must talk with my friend who i borred this off becuase it is another slightly perverted anime. To be honest it is probably one of the more pereverted anime I have seen (well not including the stupid anime porn like Uritzikadoji (spelling?)). I'msure if Nurdy would share that site where he get's his fan service art from then you would see what I mean. Despite this Mahoro does always say

"Echii is wrong"

I will not spoil the plot by telling you what it is exactly about. I will however say that while watching it I thought I knew how it was going to end and I wil admit I was dead wrong. The last few episodes took me by surprise but it was a good surprise. The main thing I liked about the plot was the lifes the characters led where quite normal but there is always hinted that something bigger is going on in the world.

Most of the show is quite funny with soem very humerous characters. On the other hand it can also be very moving. I will say this however. I was not instantly anamoured to the series, it took time but once I got into it I really liked it.

The animation and music are good but nothing spectacular.

I recomend this anime as another great from Gainex. It may not be NGE or FLCL but it is still very good.

B+
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #164 on: 03-04-2004 13:35 »

How can you do a Mahoromatic review and not mention Shikijo-Sensei, princess of all anime sluts?
wu_konguk

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« Reply #165 on: 03-04-2004 13:41 »

With surprising ease. Besdies words are so clumbsy, hence better for people to see it for them selves.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #166 on: 03-04-2004 15:46 »

Random Ecchi? you've interested Nurdy!
evan

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« Reply #167 on: 03-05-2004 01:09 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 That's one of my complaints about season two, actually.  It's pretty clear in season one that the fact that Roger pilots the megadeus is a secret (even Dastun doesn't know), but in season two everyone seems to know.

Even Datsun knows, as he implies to Roger in episode 17. I guess Roger Smith isn't too great at keeping secrets.

And here's one thing that I've noticed. Sometimes, during the Megadeus battles, it seems as though Roger can hear what others are saying outside of the Megadeus. Like Angel will say something, and Roger will instinctively know what she said.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #168 on: 03-05-2004 04:05 »

Yeah I like Anime if manga is that!
Favorites which spring to mind are Ninja scrolls and Cyber City (all 3 eps)

I like the detailing on the drawings and animation, but I really like the bad language and violence in them as you dont generally see adult cartoons (or didnt used to)
I must get hold of Fist of the North Star as I aint seen any of those yet.
David A

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« Reply #169 on: 03-05-2004 12:06 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Even Datsun knows, as he implies to Roger in episode 17. I guess Roger Smith isn't too great at keeping secrets.

Well, it would be a pretty hard secret to keep (particularly from Dastun).

 
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And here's one thing that I've noticed. Sometimes, during the Megadeus battles, it seems as though Roger can hear what others are saying outside of the Megadeus. Like Angel will say something, and Roger will instinctively know what she said.

I've noticed that too.  It isn't unique to The Big O though.  That sort of thing happens in most of the giant mecha anime that I've seen.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
evan

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« Reply #170 on: 03-08-2004 01:03 »

While we're on the subject of the Big O, I have to say this...

1. I don't like the new opening. It's very very generic. While the old opening wasn't great, it's miles better than the CN one.

2. Beck never seemed like a really strong villian. To my knowledge, he's just some bumbler who happened to kidnap Dorothy and get involved with Roger. He's no mastermind.
David A

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« Reply #171 on: 03-08-2004 09:34 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
While we're on the subject of the Big O, I have to say this...

1. I don't like the new opening. It's very very generic. While the old opening wasn't great, it's miles better than the CN one.

I don't like what CN does to anime openings in general.  Don't even get me started...

 
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2. Beck never seemed like a really strong villian. To my knowledge, he's just some bumbler who happened to kidnap Dorothy and get involved with Roger. He's no mastermind.

True, but he does play an important role.  Keep watching, evan.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
evan

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« Reply #172 on: 03-10-2004 00:30 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2004 00:30 »

edit/- the old opening for The Big O is back. Whew.

Okay, okay, I am. I'm just incredibly impatient when it comes to watching anime on TV. I'm not used to waiting day after day to catch a new episode. OH, and I tried to download episodes, but the majority of the search results are pr0n.

How come no one is talking about Witch Hunter Robin? I think it's turning into quite a nice little anime.  I've only seen half of it, but I really really look forward to how it winds up.  It's one of those rare animes where you don't really want it to end, because you know someone's going to wind up dead, but you can't wait for the conclusion anyway.  And, off-topic, does anyone else find Robin to be incredibly cute, in an anime-way? Not in a Nurdy's-hentai-pr0n-way, but in a genuinely "cute" way. Very sympatheic = very cute, IMO.
David A

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« Reply #173 on: 03-10-2004 01:03 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
How come no one is talking about Witch Hunter Robin?

I think that you and I are the only PEELers watching it.  I know that Wu has seen it, but I'd rather not discuss it with anyone who's seen episodes that I haven't watched yet.  I don't want anything spoiled for me.

 
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And, off-topic, does anyone else find Robin to be incredibly cute, in an anime-way?

Yeah, I do.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
evan

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« Reply #174 on: 03-10-2004 01:13 »

Well, it seems like you and I are the only two people who regularly post in this thread, so I wouldn't be worried.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #175 on: 03-10-2004 05:26 »

Evan: I think the reason you and Dave have been talking the most is becuse you have been talking about one show that the Brit anime fans may not have seen.

Witch Hunter Robin is so cool. I do wonder if they are going to make a sequal or a movie at least.

Well I have a lot of work to do now but later I'll give my review of RahXephon. ( After I've watched a few more episodes of GTO)

On another note has anyone seen Wolf's Rain? I really would like to hear if it is good or not before i spead resourcres on it.
Lurrr

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« Reply #176 on: 03-10-2004 09:15 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2004 09:15 »

So, I watched the first three episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion last night. First impressions are good, although a couple of complaints: Firstly, rather conventional right now (although I'm assured this will change later) although I like the more serious aspect to it. And secondly, the MUSIC!!! Okay, it got better in episodes two and three but the first episode's soundtrack was awful. I could stand the cheesy theme song, but god knows what they were thinking with the incidental music...

But, I've got five more episodes on DVD to watch. I'm still inclined to watch it to see how it pans out   smile

Also, I remember watching an anime film when I was really young (I must have been about five or something) and I'm trying to find out what it was. All I remember is that it had a little boy who was lost on a planet and was communicating with some people on a spaceship (I think). One of them was a right nasty piece of work who gets killed in the end. It must have been made before the nineties, so does this ring any bells?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #177 on: 03-10-2004 11:26 »

Isn't that the same film with the famous dual masturbation ending?
David A

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« Reply #178 on: 03-10-2004 12:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Lurrr:
So, I watched the first three episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion last night. First impressions are good, although a couple of complaints: Firstly, rather conventional right now (although I'm assured this will change later) although I like the more serious aspect to it. And secondly, the MUSIC!!! Okay, it got better in episodes two and three but the first episode's soundtrack was awful. I could stand the cheesy theme song, but god knows what they were thinking with the incidental music...

But, I've got five more episodes on DVD to watch. I'm still inclined to watch it to see how it pans out    smile

NGE gets much, much better starting with episode 8.

 
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Also, I remember watching an anime film when I was really young (I must have been about five or something) and I'm trying to find out what it was. All I remember is that it had a little boy who was lost on a planet and was communicating with some people on a spaceship (I think). One of them was a right nasty piece of work who gets killed in the end. It must have been made before the nineties, so does this ring any bells?

Sorry, doesn't ring any bells.  I've seen a lot of anime that was made before the nineties, but most of that is stuff that I haven't seen since before the nineties.  Can you remember anything else about it?

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #179 on: 03-10-2004 12:38 »

You DARE knock Misato's theme?  I love that track.

La-de-da-da-de-da-de-da-da-da

*Dances
Lurrr

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« Reply #180 on: 03-10-2004 15:10 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2004 15:10 »

 
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Isn't that the same film with the famous dual masturbation ending?

Er, it might be. My innocent little five year-old mind probably missed that.

Sorry I haven't got more details to offer, but it's one of those annoying things where you've got a few scenes stuck in your head and really want to know what it was. The only other things I remember are a scene near the begining where the boy is involved in a crash with his father(?), and later on when he's rescued by someone in a spaceship (not the one he's been communicating with). Again, I could be recollecting it wrongly (but then again, I always thought I was mad for thinking I'd seen a film with a cowboy flying a spaceship. But I was right!!!).

 
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You DARE knock Misato's theme? I love that track.

Well, there's nothing really wrong with it except that I have to stop myself laughing through it. And those lyrics are nearly as cheesy as mine.

But I must admit, it is catchy!

*Sings and dances with Pitt Clemens*

[EDIT]- Scrap that, I think I've found it- a French film called Time Masters sounds suspiciously similar to what I'm looking for. Now, to find a way to get hold of it...
evan

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« Reply #181 on: 03-11-2004 00:38 »

Well, I do like Evangelion a lot, but I must admit...sometimes the soundtrack is a little tacky. Especially in the first episode, the music gets very melodramatic and cheesy. Luckily, as the series progresses, there's less of that sort of thing.

And David A, is episode 8 your favorite because of the introduction of Asuka? (nudge nudge wink wink) Hey, I'm a fan too...
David A

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« Reply #182 on: 03-11-2004 01:28 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
And David A, is episode 8 your favorite because of the introduction of Asuka?

Of course.  What else would I be talking about?

When I watched the first seven episodes, I kept asking, "Where's Asuka?"  I don't know why they waited so long to introduce her.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #183 on: 03-11-2004 01:51 »

I had a chance to watch Eva. But 5 AM in the morning? fuck that.
David A

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« Reply #184 on: 03-11-2004 01:58 »

Don't you have a VCR, Nurdy?  Set the timer to tape it for you, and then watch it later.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #185 on: 03-11-2004 02:17 »

I don't know how, our manual vanished like all things when heavily needed.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #186 on: 03-11-2004 05:15 »
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Since we're on Eva, I think I'll blab on some of the voice acteresses in it.  Just because...(Checks local time)

I hate that I know so much about voice actresses on the other side of the world.  [to self] Get a fucking life you loser[/ts]

Megumi Ogata:  (Shinji) Do you need a blood curdeling, ear wrenchiung, bone ratteling scream?  Do you need a voice somewhere in the vastness between maturing young boy and slightly hard-pitted butch woman?  BINGO!  After digging two roles in rayearth (Both leads, both WORLDS apart.)  And taking part in a less-layerd, but more farmilliar magical girl show which shall go un-named, she rolls to the part of Shinji, and demonstrates VAST capability in playing her character,
while at the same time, bringing her own solid elements to the part.  (Horrifying screams)

Mitsuishi Kotono: (Misato) Has a resume which I shall not utter here, for surely some fanboy somewhere woud rule it as un-comprehensive-with-regard-to-breadth-and-scope-of-her-influential-work-David-A-I'm-looking-at-you.  Check Misato's bangs to see what I'm hinting at.  This is kinda cool.  She goes into the series after having just played a Virtuous person, who at the same time is fairly silly, and jumps into Misato, who is also virtuous and fairly silly.  Misato becomes through the series, a deeper, more serious, calculating lone-gun-type.  After the series she's cast into the serious lone-gun-type in "Noir."  This character, agian has slightly farmilliar bangs.

Megumi Hayashibara: (Rei) OK!  You're a hot-tempered red-head!  GO!  Fantastic!  OK!  You're a hot-tempered red-head!  GO!  You're a fan favorite!  OK!  You're a down-played mysterious albino, who has about 20 pages of dialoge, total, for the entire series.  YOU HAVE TRANCENDED THE EARTHLY PLANE!

Yuko Mayamora: (Asuka) OK, You're a hot-tempered red-head.  GO!  You just made Tiffany Grant famous.  Better luck with Aisha.  Dude. Battle Royale was cool.

MUUUUST SLEEEEP NOOOOOW.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #187 on: 03-11-2004 07:15 »

Stop drinking my failed brand of children's cough drops, Pitt.
Coilette

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« Reply #188 on: 03-11-2004 08:01 »

Haven't seen NGE, 2 programmes that I have and like are Dragonball Z + Tenchi Muyo.
   God bless Toonami....  smile
wu_konguk

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« Reply #189 on: 03-11-2004 08:37 »

Well I think Toonami can burn in hell. This is not an atack at you Coilette it is just as a fan of Tenchi I know Toonami butchered the show. The Toonami version is not as good as the orginal uncut episodes.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #190 on: 03-11-2004 14:14 »

Tea. Pffft, fuck you Toonami.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #191 on: 03-11-2004 14:16 »

i used to love all the japaniese animation shows but now its just crappy 'coz of poke'mon, dragonball and yu-gi-oh
Nurdbot

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« Reply #192 on: 03-11-2004 14:31 »

You just watch the wrong channels, newbie. You can buy the DVD's or download using a filesharing service.
Coilette

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« Reply #193 on: 03-11-2004 15:49 »

I bought the Movies of Tenchi on E-bay. I had no idea that the episodes on Toonami were cut. In that case if the uncut ones are even better I think I know what I'll be getting next.  smile
David A

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« Reply #194 on: 03-11-2004 16:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
I had no idea that the episodes on Toonami were cut.

Well, for one thing, those "swimsuits" that they wear in the hot springs were painted on for Toonami.  Also, on Toonami you don't get to hear Ryoko call Ayeka a bitch.

More importantly though, there are some really funny scenes that were cut out completely in the Toonami version.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #195 on: 03-11-2004 16:57 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:


More importantly though, there are some really funny scenes that were cut out completely in the Toonami version.



Indeed. A certain sceen from the pretty Sammy segement of the "Travels in space and time" episode springs to mind. I t seems Sammy made her friendship arrow a litle too powerfull.
  big grin
Nurdbot

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« Reply #196 on: 03-11-2004 16:58 »

Oh, and the sake/Tea thing made my want to kill. Seriously, stop it.
Coilette

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« Reply #197 on: 03-11-2004 17:12 »

Out of curiosuty which is the best Tenchi movie?
I though Daughter of Darkness was good (I can't remember the other name it's something like Manatsu No Eve).
Nurdbot

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« Reply #198 on: 03-11-2004 17:27 »

I liked MNE, Mayuka's cute.
David A

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« Reply #199 on: 03-12-2004 01:42 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
 Indeed. A certain sceen from the pretty Sammy segement of the "Travels in space and time" episode springs to mind. I t seems Sammy made her friendship arrow a litle too powerfull.
   big grin

Well, it's pretty obvious what's happening there, even in the edited version.  The scene ends a couple of seconds too early, that's all.

"Hello Baby!" has some of the funniest scenes which were cut from the Toonami version.

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Oh, and the sake/Tea thing made my want to kill. Seriously, stop it.

Ugh.  I had forgotten about that.  Thanks for reminding me.

I think that's what annoyed me the most about watching Tenchi on Cartoon Network.  The digital paint "swimsuits" I could accept.  You can't have nudity on afternoon TV, and the alternative would have been to cut those scenes entirely.  But calling what is obviously sake "tea" is just wrong.  People don't get drunk from drinking too much tea.

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
Out of curiosuty which is the best Tenchi movie?
I though Daughter of Darkness was good

That's my favorite too.  All three of the movies are great, though.

 
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(I can't remember the other name it's something like Manatsu No Eve).

Yeah, that's it.  It's Japanese for "Eve of Midsummer".

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
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