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David A

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« Reply #240 on: 03-31-2004 18:20 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
Witch Hunter Robin does indeed rule. Just curious, which version have people seen? I watched the sub and I'm wondering if the dub is any good.

Well, evan and I watched it on Cartoon Network, so obviously we saw the dub.  The dub is quite good, though I haven't seen the sub, so I can't really compare the two.

 
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As for for WH:R I would really be interested in seeing some kind of continuation to the series. I think a movie would be really cool.

As long as it isn't that live action movie that the Sci-Fi Channel is thinking about.  That would suck.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Spineless

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« Reply #241 on: 03-31-2004 21:49 »
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Excel Saga is quite a funny series.  I've seen the first four discs in full and have enjoyed nearly every episode thus far.  The animation is questionable at times, but the humor is consistently good and the parodies (even if I don't understand them all) are usually perfectly hilarious.

The only problem is that (in the English dub) the voice actor who plays Excel (Jessica Calvello) had to stop doing the voice overs (from what I've heard, it was because she nearly destroyed her voicebox.  If you've heard Excel speak, you'll understand why).

Despite the loss of Calvello, the replacement picks up the slack fairly well, though I still do miss the original Excel at this point.  If you can get over the fact that you won't understand some of the jokes (a la FLCL) and that the series can drag in a few episodes, I'd still highly reccommend the series.

For one thing, if you miss the super extra funny moments, you'll never understand what I mean when I say "CHOOSE 3!!!!!!!!" or anything like that.  And do you really want to be left out of the crowd?   tongue

Still, it isn't perfect, but I'd still consider it to be in the B=\A- range.

edit: heh.  Consider this a little bit of an appendix to the other comments already made on Excel.  I was too lazy to read through the thread.  Even the previous page.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #242 on: 04-01-2004 03:00 »

New A-ko movie: HOAX!

April fools on us.  Curse you Graviton city!

Good joke actually.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #243 on: 04-01-2004 09:34 »

I really hate April. Now you know why.
Lurrr

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« Reply #244 on: 04-13-2004 16:14 »

I'm back again, in need of more advice.

So, I finished episodes 1-8 of NGE and am currently rewatching them all and I'm prepared to continue with it so I'm getting the next DVD (Collection 3). Along with that I can get another DVD cheap, so which of these do you recommend. Bear in mind that I didn't like Bubblegum Crisis and, despite getting rave reviews here, I think Excel Saga would go right over my head.
starone

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« Reply #245 on: 04-14-2004 17:18 »

I haven't been reading so I'll just make a general statement.

I like anime (Rurouni Kenshin and Inuyasha are my favorites). But it's stuff like (dub) DBZ that gains popularity over here makes people hate anime.
evan

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« Reply #246 on: 04-14-2004 17:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Lurrr:
I'm back again, in need of more advice.

So, I finished episodes 1-8 of NGE and am currently rewatching them all and I'm prepared to continue with it so I'm getting the next DVD (Collection 3). Along with that I can get another DVD cheap, so which of these do you recommend. Bear in mind that I didn't like Bubblegum Crisis and, despite getting rave reviews here, I think Excel Saga would go right over my head.

Hellsing.  It's violent, about vampires, and pretty good in any case.  Oh, and when you continue to buy NG:E, get the special editions of discs 7 and 8.  It has the "original" version of the episodes, as well as what was cut for time/censors.
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #247 on: 04-14-2004 17:59 »

If you like violence, evan, try "Petshop of Horrors". Really good one. One of the volumes (I forget which) has killer bunnies. BWAH HAHAHA...*mumble*  evil laugh
nerdlingus

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« Reply #248 on: 04-15-2004 07:29 »

I've just started researching this anime 'thing'
I gotta say some of sounds pretty good, in a months time when I get enough money saved I'm going to buy the Neon Genesis Evangelion pefect boxset (just so I don't miss much) as I have read some rave reviews and comments on both the series and the movie.
Cowboy bebop looks ok too but I do prefer my more, lets say, futuristic adult action stuff, can anyone recommend any titles to look out for...

Also, who on this board has any Hentai type stuff?  Some of it sounds pretty funny.

'9 o'clock women' for example.
bankrupt

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« Reply #249 on: 04-15-2004 08:36 »

Cowboy Bebop does take place in the future.  The show is not a slave to its futuristic setting though.  It doesn't need to be because the stories are so good.  I'm no anime expert by any means, but don't pass up on Cowboy Bebop.
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #250 on: 04-15-2004 09:45 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
Cowboy Bebop does take place in the future.  The show is not a slave to its futuristic setting though.  It doesn't need to be because the stories are so good.  I'm no anime expert by any means, but don't pass up on Cowboy Bebop.

Hear hear! Cowboy Bebop IS good, and the characters as well as the plot are well rounded and the music is very good too (courtesy of the Seatbelts)
  big grin
Nurdbot

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« Reply #251 on: 04-15-2004 14:35 »

La Blue Girl is amusing, if you can sit through tentacles and what not.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #252 on: 04-15-2004 14:54 »

One of the stupidest ones I mangaed to see is called "Adventure Duo" it makes next to no sense but I guess it doesn't have to considering what it is.

On another note I have now seen episode 16 of the Tenchi OVA (God damn is it taking a long time to release these 6 episodes). The story arcs seems to be making itself more evident and "Z" could be an interesting villian. I am still not sure on Noike but she is starting to grow on me, i just hope they don't deceide to put her and Tenchi together after all the years of speculation with the other girls.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #253 on: 04-15-2004 15:08 »

FLCL rocks, who agree's?
wu_konguk

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« Reply #254 on: 04-16-2004 10:33 »
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FLCL does indeed rock very hard..

I am also happy to say I am now up to date with the Naruto anime. I might get round to doing a review of the first few story arcs that these 79 episodes covers.

If you have the means get the series the I recomend that you do.(I love BitTorrent)
Coilette

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« Reply #255 on: 04-16-2004 13:03 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2004 13:03 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
One of the stupidest ones I mangaed to see is called "Adventure Duo" it makes next to no sense but I guess it doesn't have to considering what it is.

I saw that too, on the Sci-Fi channel some years ago. It had a plot that made no sense and a lot of gratuitous sex.

There is another girl coming to the Tenchi house? More competition for Ryoko then. I would like to see the new OVA episodes, to see what happens with Lady Tokimi and 'Z'
wu_konguk

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« Reply #256 on: 04-16-2004 13:18 »

Yes the new character Noike is the adopted daughter of Lady Seto (who appears more in GXP) who is Tenchi's great grandmother (or something like that) and Noike first appears as Tenchi's appointed fience
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The major problem is that the 3rd OVA is taking forever to come out due to production delays...grr.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #257 on: 04-16-2004 15:13 »

Hurrah, another girl for the idiot's to bash. Poor Sakuya, I always felt the fans seem to blame her for that whole damn Tenchi In Tokyo fiasco. I found her original and refreshing, unlike the anime.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #258 on: 04-16-2004 16:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2004 16:28 »

I first saw the Tenchi OVA around.. ohh.. 6 years ago. I LOVED IT. It was then the best anime I'd ever seen. But I really think this new series is going a bit too far, giving a dead horse yet another beating. I can think of some ways to rejuvinate it. How about if they hand over the director reins to Hideaki Anno? Or maybe thy could set things in a parallel universe where Ryouko has her pick from eight boys. It's possible, though, that it could be all the Pretty Sammy doujinshi* I've stumbled upon over the years that made me associate Tenchi with horrible screaming pain. Lately I've been more into City Hunter and ITS many offshoots.

* Dear Doujinshi artists. Stop raping the cute younger girl. Her butt hurts. It's okay to move on to the ones that are old enough to have grown boobies. Please. For the love of God. Leave Sammy alone.
-EDIT: Leave GoGo Yubari alone, too.-
Coilette

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« Reply #259 on: 04-16-2004 16:32 »

I haven't watched Pretty Sammy. I've seen 3 Tenchi series; the OVA timeline, Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo. I've also got the 3 movies on VHS. I much prefer the OVA timeline to any others, it is the original and best.

Is there any Anime that anyone would recommend to someone who is sick and tired of Dragonball Z?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #260 on: 04-16-2004 16:34 »

Hellsing, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Slayers, Read or Die and FLCL.
David A

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« Reply #261 on: 04-16-2004 16:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
Is there any Anime that anyone would recommend to someone who is sick and tired of Dragonball Z?

Well, pretty much anything is better than Dragonball Z.   tongue

Seriously though, if you like Tenchi Muyo!, I'd recommend Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure.  It's another series by Masaki Kajishima, and it has a lot of the same kind of humor.

Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura is also good.  It was probably one of the major sources of inspiration for Tenchi Muyo!.  I'd recommend pretty much anything by Rumiko Takahashi, but that's just me.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #262 on: 04-16-2004 17:32 »

Hmm things better than DBZ....hmm lets see

I recomend Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Hellsing, Revolutionary Girl Utena, FLCL, Tenchi (but you've probably seen it but never hurts to watch agian) and Ramnma 1/2 (like David A said another Rumiko Takahashi masterpiece.)

As for me I do love the OVA since it has the most interesting story (an very complex back history) but I do thing the first TV series (Universe in the west) has some great episodes (the final few were great). Shin Tenchi (In Tokyo) also had some good episodes but was definitely the poorest of the series (although the epidoe "Ryoko's big date" is one of my all time faves)
EvilLunch

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« Reply #263 on: 04-16-2004 18:28 »

You need to watch Read Or Die and you ned to watch it now. ....Yomiko.. ;-; So cute...
DELTAWOLF

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« Reply #264 on: 04-16-2004 22:55 »

Anime is cool.
evan

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« Reply #265 on: 04-16-2004 23:12 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
You need to watch Read Or Die and you ned to watch it now. ....Yomiko.. ;-; So cute...

More people need to watch RoD.  It truly is one of the funniest anime series out there.  And, apparently, it has a strong lesson.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
MrMayat

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« Reply #266 on: 04-17-2004 06:10 »

Wow... It's been a long time since I last reviewed an anime. Without further ado...

Full Moon Wo Sagashite

Story: Twelve-year-old Kouyama Mitsuki was devastated when she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor of the throat. She had made a promise to the boy she loves that she would one day become a singer, but her illness made singing impossible. To make matters even worse, two angels of death, Takuto and Meroko, appeared to Mitsuki and informed her that she only had one year left to live. This news provides an even greater motivation for Mitsuki to fulfill her dreams, and with a little bit of divine intervention, she begins her quest to become a professional singer so she can be reunited with Eichi before time runs out.

Review: On its surface, Full Moon wo Sagashite resembles many other "kawaii" anime with its vibrant colors and cute character designs, but beneath this exterior is a serious and often depressing drama. It is an interesting combination that manages to maintain a fine balance between emotional scenes and lighthearted moments.

Full Moon wo Sagashite doesn't start out as a serious drama, though; instead, the early episodes are a bright and happy look into life as a pop idol dealing with issues like the paparazzi and concerts. These episodes are fun, but there is little focus on the plot. However, the series really picks up in the second act with a totally unexpected plot twist that delivers one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride. This momentum continues through the conclusion, and after all that build up, the finale does not disappoint.

Accompanying the on-screen action is a standout soundtrack. J-Pop star Myco lends her voice to the series and does a great job as both Mitsuki's singing voice and seiyuu. The background music isn't quite as amazing but compliments the series nicely.

While the beginning of it seems to be all fun and games, Full Moon wo Sagashite is moving drama. The latter half of the series is full of heart-wrenching moments, and the endearing cast of characters truly shines throughout it all. While some people are bound to be put off by the cute appearance, anyone who enjoys J-Pop and is looking for a good drama should definitely look into this anime.

Overall: A Original story with a powerful final quarter; tedious filler episodes.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #267 on: 04-17-2004 11:58 »

 
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Originally posted by DELTAWOLF:
Anime is cool.

...Your damn right it is.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #268 on: 04-17-2004 12:58 »

Apart from:
The ugly/cross dressing cosplayers.
The ignorant 13 Dragonball Z fans who write SI fanfiction.
Tentacles.
The pointless merchandice.
The high prices for DVD's.
The bi-product of American anime style cartoons made for merchandise.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #269 on: 04-17-2004 15:21 »

And apart from 3V1L 0T4KU. I like to think of myself as a nice otaku! ^-^ But.. ooohhh. Some people.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #270 on: 04-18-2004 02:10 »

We know, you draw good drawings for nothing but a 'thank you' and a smile.
evan

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« Reply #271 on: 05-03-2004 01:19 »

So (this is more for David A than anyone);

What does everyone think of Witch Hunter:Robin, now that it's over?  Silly me, I signed up to [as] board and there's plenty o'hate from the Inuyasha fans.  I'm just wondering if I can get a decent conversation from this board.

And yes, I don't want this thread to die.  So talk about any other animes that you feel are underrated.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #272 on: 05-03-2004 01:51 »

Amazing Nurse Nananko and Aika, woooo Fan service!
wu_konguk

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« Reply #273 on: 05-03-2004 07:11 »

Well I've accumilated quite a few animes for review but am far to lazy to review them all at once.

As such my first review will be finishing off and old review I did of Utena. I have reviewed the TV series, the movie and now it is time for the manga.

Revolutionary girl Utena the manga




One thing about Utena is that it is not known for it's consitancies between mediums and the manga is no exception.

The locals and the names of the characters are the same but how things are executer are quite different. The characters are also slightly different from the anime. Touga is probably the best example In the anime he is conceited, womanising (but acts quites gay) and would do anything for power. In the manga he starts off that way but later becomes very protective of Utena.

The art of Chiho Saito is quite nice and sometimes amazing. Her art does help give the characters emotion and definnition.

The story is alot easier to follow than the anime and in fact no where near as convoluted. This may be due to the fact there are less characters. Nanami (Touga's sister) does not make and appearance (except in a photo) and Juri's feamle crush also does not appear (in the manga she is straight.

All ina ll I liked the series' and the movie but the manga flows much better.

As such it get's an
A

Look out for review of A Chinese Ghost story, Ai Yori Aoshi, AD police the TV series, Arc the Lad, Bastard, Chobits, Dirty pair flash, Harlock Saga, Maetel legend, Puni Puni poemi, Someday's dreamer, Sai Kano, Voices of a distant star adn I may review Naruto up tothe 80th episode and issue 213 of the manga.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #274 on: 05-03-2004 11:06 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Silly me, I signed up to [as] board and there's plenty o'hate from the Inuyasha fans.

Inu Yasha fans hate everything but Inu Yasha.
Underrated anime? Roujin-Z. Haven't heard of it? Of course you haven't. It MIGHT be at a Blockbuster near you. To read the box.. Doesn't look great. But it's friggin' HILARIOUS.
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David A

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« Reply #275 on: 05-03-2004 19:14 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
So (this is more for David A than anyone);

What does everyone think of Witch Hunter:Robin, now that it's over?

I really liked it.  I think that it's one of the best things that Adult Swim has shown.

It's not as good as InuYasha, though.   <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/tongue.gif">
Nurdbot

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« Reply #276 on: 05-04-2004 02:25 »

*Threatens David A*

'Those who hunt Elves' sounds cool, with poledancing Elves and a T-74 that acts like a kitten.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #277 on: 05-05-2004 02:29 »

I haven't seen all of Macross 7 yet, but as such (part-way into second season) I'll tell you it's incredibly cheezy (Music is *Officially* a weapon) but incredibly dedicated.  I'll try not to spoil anything major, but Music generates a spiritual force that can be amplified, and utilized for (I'm not joking) interstellar combat. 

I know this sounds iffy, but at least the series has the guts not to hold back.  the first time you see this spiritual combat late in the first season, it's jaw-droppingly rediculous, but after you accept the plot point the way it's layered into the action is stright-up for good storytelling.  More to come after I get back from NY and being shot by Nix's Boarding-action sniper-rifle.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #278 on: 05-06-2004 17:38 »

Those Who Hunt Elves is pwn!! I especially like the one with the girl who couldn't remove her armor. And Mike is just adorable.
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #279 on: 05-06-2004 17:42 »

Has anyone read the Petshop of Horrors manga? I love that series. Trigun and Cowboy Bebop are good too. I don't know a whole lot of animes yet, but my friends are trying to taint me.  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
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