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Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #560 on: 08-22-2007 20:23 »
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I've wanted to watch this forever.

Nurdy, how did you get this?

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« Reply #561 on: 08-25-2007 07:27 »

The entire series is uploaded onto Veoh.

Get it simply to watch poor Yamato scream the Japanese translation of Captain at the top of his lungs in every episode.
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« Reply #562 on: 08-27-2007 10:26 »

 
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Originally posted by HookerBot 5000:

I finished watching Azumanga Daioh. Absolutely brilliant. I loved it, so much so that I'm going to watch it again. Being at the same stage of life (more or less) as the characters made me really identify with everything going on.

A++++++++++++++
A friend of mine told me I should watch that, I didn't think it would be my cup of tea, I was wrong, it was a great show  laff

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« Reply #563 on: 08-27-2007 11:27 »

Well I got around to buying the thrid OVA of Tenchi Muyo, which did include the 20th episode that i had not seen. I am pretty sure that I reviewed the series a fair while back but just as a brief.

Good, just not the same charm as the first two OVA's.

What did impress me however is the prodcution of the DVD's. Since it was Funimation I was a little skeptical but the subs turned out to be pretty good although it did annoy me a little that the Japanese was only in 2.0 while the English was in 5.1,

Otherwise the DVD's had quite nice extras like some of the radio plays and a tour of the places used in Tenchi such as the Demon shirne in Okayama and Mt Washu.

The 20th episode does leave it quite open for more series so will just have to wait and see.
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« Reply #564 on: 08-27-2007 15:06 »

I think i will go back to Initial-D XD
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #565 on: 08-27-2007 22:22 »

5.1 is over-rated.

My subwoofer doubles as a coffee table.  My Hi-fi blows out the room.
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« Reply #566 on: 08-28-2007 05:11 »

Found it yet Pitt? or want the URL for it?
HookerBot 5000

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« Reply #567 on: 08-28-2007 05:20 »

I finished watching Wolf's Rain last night.


I cried  frown
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #568 on: 08-28-2007 06:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
5.1 is over-rated.

My subwoofer doubles as a coffee table.  My Hi-fi blows out the room.

At least you got it working..
someone can tell me how i can plug a 5/6.1 sound card wich has 2/3 audio jack outs to a Home Cinema stereo wich only has 2 RCA entries? i know a stand alone DVD player only has 2 RCAs for the Home Cinema or the TV, and that all channels are codified iniside.. but how i get those out from a standar PC sound card  hmpf
 

                 
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Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #569 on: 08-28-2007 07:20 »

 
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Found it yet Pitt? or want the URL for it?

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« Reply #570 on: 08-28-2007 07:44 »

Okay, here is the URL. Might want to register to Veoh though, It has been given an 18 tag for some reason.

Oh, the guy has all the episodes uploaded too. All of them subbed.
 http://www.veoh.com/videos/v692180GY8peAQA
HookerBot 5000

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« Reply #571 on: 08-29-2007 06:15 »

Opinons please: Lucky Star, Lovely Complex, or something along the ilk of Wolf's Rain. I don't fancy watching Bebop at this present moment, and I'd like something to fill the anime-free void.  smile
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« Reply #572 on: 08-29-2007 08:04 »

Sugar laced cute stuff eh?

Try Chobits.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #573 on: 08-29-2007 09:40 »

 
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Originally posted by HookerBot 5000:
Opinons please: Lucky Star

I only watched the Initial-D parody part of that one  big grin  what a pointles post isnt it?
David A

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« Reply #574 on: 08-29-2007 14:43 »

 
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Originally posted by HookerBot 5000:
I finished watching Wolf's Rain last night.


I cried   frown

Yeah, not exactly the most upbeat ending ever.

But now you can go back to the beginning and watch it again.  (Did you notice that the final scenes of the last episode mirror the opening scenes of the first episode?)

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Sugar laced cute stuff eh?

Try Chobits.

Eh, there's more to Chobits than that.

If you want something that's all fluff (in a good way), try Ichigo Mashimaro.
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« Reply #575 on: 08-30-2007 03:28 »

Area 88

Just got through watching it. It's a short series (only 12 episodes) with enough characters and back-stories to cover twice the length of its run, and so at times feels rather rushed and cauterized. Shame it was so short.

It's probably not of much interest to folk without at least a passing interest in aircraft, because the planes are really the stars in this show. Being set in the 80s, Area 88 is something of a smorgasbord of venerable old Cold War birds - F8 Crusaders, F4 Phantoms, and whole flocks of MiG 17s, 21s and 23s (all cast as the bad guys in a bit of anti-Soviet allusion).
The aircraft are rendered in stunning detail, and typically only look a bit off in the very few sequences that make use of CGI. Although stunning appearence aside, the handling characteristics do appear frequently fudged to up the drama, as well as various other little flights from reality like the consistant crewing of large attackers like the Phantom and Tomcat with only a pilot and no navigator, and at one point someone referred to the engines of a Harrier - plural! It has a single pegasus vectored thrust turbofan engine... but I might be getting pedantic about that...

The plot's fairly bare-bones, being only 12 short episodes worth that focus more on the beautiful old warbirds than the fairly cardboard characters that seem like clones from a thousand other animes. Emotions are overwrought, melodrama is piled on, and the whole morose 'war is hell' soldier angle has been done to death.
Also, the ending is somewhat abrupt and leaves most of the story unresolved (I half expect that another series is or was intended).

To surmise: Don't watch it unless you really dig old warplanes. I happen to.

Best scene: An F-5 Tiger II is jury-fitted with rocket-assisted takeoff pods so it can get in the air from a reduced-length runway in an emergency situation. Whooooooosh! Way cool. Way way cool. I want some of those pods for my car.
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« Reply #576 on: 08-30-2007 12:11 »

David A: Yeah, I thought it was sad that they didnt meet up again, but a mate pointed out that at the end, they had all found paradise, like, of what they were searching for e.g. Tsume found a pack, Toboe a master (of sorts) in Quent etc etc.

but still.  frown
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #577 on: 08-30-2007 20:47 »

Justy Ueki Tylor
Yurika Misumaru
Zapp Brannigan

no, they don't have the brains to captain space battle cruisers, but thank god they do anyway.  My favorite captains are always the dumbest.

Ruri:...idiots...
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« Reply #578 on: 08-31-2007 09:02 »
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Got to the final episodes? those are the most epic of them.

Tylors uniform sort of looks quite like The Zappers.

Also, thanks Pitt. I was wondering what to watch next. Nadesico! 
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #579 on: 08-31-2007 19:17 »

If your going to do the subtitles, Prepare to speed-read.  If your going for dubs, prepare for LOUD Texans. (I'm looking at you Uribatake)

The dubs are OK, though.  The real laugh is that Akito Tenkawa frequently spoofs Shinji Ikari, and Spike Spencer plays both roles.  It's kind of meta-uber-otaku humor that he's in a way mocking himself.  But Spike hates Shinji, so he's probably the first one in on the joke at his expense.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #580 on: 08-31-2007 20:45 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Area 88

Good series.. i watched both... the 1980s and the 2000s versions.. i say i would go with thr 2000s one.. less worked but its less bloody than the first one and the ending is far more happier..

The point of the series was the soldier being unable to leave the war world.. but in the new series Shin seems eager to leave even in the last ones..
enjoyed good dogfight sequences, like when the Mirage F-1 shows up first time, shot down a MiG-21 with a Sparrow missile and engages other MiG in close dogfight as they close in..


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« Reply #581 on: 08-31-2007 21:24 »

Pitt: I can't stand dubs, I know most of them are okay but I always end up watching the episode of the anime where the dub is done so poorly and cheesily it is aural torture to keep watching.

My favourite bad dub voice actor is the thirty year old woman trying to do the voice of 16 year old teenage girl.

I'll stick with subs.

But the Cowboy Bebop English dub is one of the best in my opinion. They found the pefect voice actors for each character.
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« Reply #582 on: 08-31-2007 22:28 »

Dubs:

Bebop > Trigun > Outlaw Star > Read or Die > everything else > the five minutes I've heard of Naruto.
David A

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« Reply #583 on: 09-01-2007 01:40 »

all dubs > me having to read stuff at the bottom of my tv screen while I'm trying to watch cartoons
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« Reply #584 on: 09-01-2007 02:20 »
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Nurdy, just don't watch it dubbed. The dubs are put there for children, the illiterate and people with poor eyesight   evil laugh

Good job FireFox has a spell checker as I misspelt illiterate    tongue
wu_konguk

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« Reply #585 on: 09-01-2007 04:26 »

I definitly prefer subs to the dubs. Firstly it usually avoids the bad voice actors American companies seem to choose (I'm looking at you Tenchi GXP), secondly, although even in subs there will be stuff lost in the translation there tends to be less westernisation in the subs.
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« Reply #586 on: 09-01-2007 13:11 »

Watching 3 minutes of Azumanga Daioh with a 30 year old as Chiyo-Chan was pure torture. Subs FTW..

...although sometimes, I think that i can understand what theyre saying cause I'm so used to listening to the accent and understanding what theyre saying (from the subs)...although really, I havent a clue what they are saying.

If that makes sense.
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« Reply #587 on: 09-01-2007 13:19 »

 
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although even in subs there will be stuff lost in the translation there tends to be less westernisation in the subs.

TMC and I were watching Outlaw Star with the subs AND the dub at the same time.  Made for some humorous moments like Bite meThat's an order!
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« Reply #588 on: 09-01-2007 13:24 »

SUBS FOR THE WIN
and not only in anime
Robiben

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« Reply #589 on: 09-01-2007 14:08 »

I haven't watched an anime series for quite some time. But I stumbled across this gem and I am shocked to not see it in this thread.

The anime is called "Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann" which means "Break-through-to-the-Surface Gurren-Lagann", or, "Pierce the Heavens Gurren-Lagann" in english. This picture sums up what the anime is all about.


Fucking Epic!

The basic story is that humans are forced to live underground in villages cut off from the surface of the earth. Because of frequent earthquakes the villagers use drillers to dig through the earth and expand their villages. The main character is Simon a talented driller who digs for treasure and not to expand the village. He is friends with Kamina who is a loud mouthed young man who wants to escape to the surface world to follow his father.

That's just the very start of the 1st episode. the story changes very quickly after Simon finds a small robot called a "Gunmen" and a massive enemy robot crashes through the roof of the village. From then on the series just goes nuts and keeps going nuts. The word you are looking for is "EPIC"

Its beautifully animated and comes from Gainax studios...the people who made Evangelion. So just imagine the robot fighting parts of Eva but made into a series! Oh and there's a bit of fanservice in here too if thats your thing, although I suppose you can tell from the bikini girl in the picture up there.

Torrents for the site here.
 http://order.kipsta.net/releases.php

And before you ask, yes that website is run by our gay-porn-loving-friend Kipsta. I didn't  find the series because of him, it was just a happy coincidence.

Oh and if you wanna give this anime a test before you download it the 1st episode is up on youtube.

Part One Part Two Part Three

Enjoy! AND LET YOUR DRILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!
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« Reply #590 on: 09-01-2007 14:17 »

 
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Originally posted by HookerBot 5000:
Watching 3 minutes of Azumanga Daioh with a 30 year old as Chiyo-Chan was pure torture. Subs FTW..

...although sometimes, I think that i can understand what theyre saying cause I'm so used to listening to the accent and understanding what theyre saying (from the subs)...although really, I havent a clue what they are saying.

If that makes sense.
So you turned off before the Texan Osaka appeared? lucky you. The sub is much better, thankfully all the episodes in tv-links are subbed  smile

I know what you mean about forgetting they are talking in Japanese, several times while watching I've switched to a different window and wondered why I could no longer understand it  tongue


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« Reply #591 on: 09-01-2007 15:30 »

Texan Osaka? Thank Christ for that!

Maybe I should just learn some Japanese, lol  tongue
David A

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« Reply #592 on: 09-01-2007 19:19 »

 
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Texan Osaka

No, see, that's intentional.  Any character that speaks the Kansai dialect will have a Texan accent when dubbed into English, because the Kansai region is the Japanese equivalent of Texas.  It just is.
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« Reply #593 on: 09-02-2007 02:17 »

I realise that it was intentional, it is still a good reason to watch it subbed... now if they'd made her a Brummy that would have been worth watching  tongue
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« Reply #594 on: 09-02-2007 11:43 »

On the first episodes of Nadesico:

WHAT KIND OF FREAKING COMEDY IS THIS!

Not that it sucks. And the anime meta humour in it makes me smile, but serious. What is with the random burts of genocide?

Gopher

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« Reply #595 on: 09-02-2007 13:12 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2007 13:12 »

Nerdy: I tried to tell PEEL about Tyler, though it seems I missed the correct thread... would've sworn I'd plugged it again here, it's one of my favorite anime comedies of all time. It's a mystery to me why it's not more widely known.

The dubs are surprisingly good, too; I tend to prefer subs as well but I've watched tyler both ways more than once (some of my friends, and my ex, don't like subtitles) and the voice acting seems pretty strong.

Have you seen the 3 OVAs? Sidestory Collection is quite good, but the two movies just seemed a bit weak by the series' standards, particurlarly after the finale.
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« Reply #596 on: 09-02-2007 13:40 »

There are movies? I heard of the OAV, But I assumed it would be a trimmed version of the TV series.

Interesting. Also, Is it me or is there half the cast of the voice actors from NGE in Nadesico?
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« Reply #597 on: 09-02-2007 13:59 »

Well, they're not feature-length, if memory serves each is about an hour. Sidestory Collection is 5 new stand-alone episodes, each focusing on a different character or group of characters from the show. All three disks are new stories and material, set after the end of the series.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #598 on: 09-03-2007 14:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
On the first episodes of Nadesico:

WHAT KIND OF FREAKING COMEDY IS THIS!

Not that it sucks. And the anime meta humour in it makes me smile, but serious. What is with the random burts of genocide?


Oh, com on.  Yes, there's alot of huge murdering explosions, but that's just fodder for better jokes later on.

Yurika: If we don't do something now, more people will die, and that means more funerals!  There's no way I'm going to let that happen!  I'd even rather do weddings!
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« Reply #599 on: 09-03-2007 18:10 »

I want to see an anime version of the X-files. For some reason, I can't stop thinking that it would be fantastic.

Or at least, it would if they could get Duchovny and Scully on board. With any other pair, it might not work. In fact, probably wouldn't. But if they could get them both on board and make a dozen of the best X-files episodes into an anime, that would be the fifth-best thing ever on TV.
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