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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Xeio » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:47 pm UTC

So I finally got around to watching the first Eden of the East movie since netflix suggested it. It was good, reminds me a lot of ghost in the shell overall, albeit with a much different setting. I liked Joice getting a bit more of a personality too, but the the cliffhanger suuuuucked. Now I have to wait for Funimation to release the next one.

I had to jump back to watch the ending twice too, since I wasn't entirely clear on what happened. It was sort of a "oh sh-" when it clicked though.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby charliepanayi » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:03 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:So I finally got around to watching the first Eden of the East movie since netflix suggested it. It was good, reminds me a lot of ghost in the shell overall, albeit with a much different setting. I liked Joice getting a bit more of a personality too, but the the cliffhanger suuuuucked. Now I have to wait for Funimation to release the next one.

I had to jump back to watch the ending twice too, since I wasn't entirely clear on what happened. It was sort of a "oh sh-" when it clicked though.


Haha I watched it myself today. Enjoyed it, but the fact it's only part one effectively means the ending is very frustrating.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby modularblues » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:58 am UTC

Seems like cliffhangers are Eden's trademark endings...

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Xeio » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:13 pm UTC

modularblues wrote:Seems like cliffhangers are Eden's trademark endings...
I assume they'll have to end the series eventually, right? RIGHT? :X

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Okita » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:57 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:
modularblues wrote:Seems like cliffhangers are Eden's trademark endings...
I assume they'll have to end the series eventually, right? RIGHT? :X


The second movie ends the series. As for whether it ends it satisfactorily, I'm not sure.

As of late, I've been really following the Debt Crisis in the US.

I keep thinking of it as a subplot of C.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:12 pm UTC

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Xeio wrote:
modularblues wrote:Seems like cliffhangers are Eden's trademark endings...
I assume they'll have to end the series eventually, right? RIGHT? :X


The second movie ends the series. As for whether it ends it satisfactorily, I'm not sure.

As of late, I've been really following the Debt Crisis in the US.

I keep thinking of it as a subplot of C.


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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Okita » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:55 pm UTC

Since I work there I'm a little bit frightened by that possibility.

Especially with the recent downgrade. D:
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:17 pm UTC

So long as you don't see a guy with a ridiculous top hat and a Cheshire Cat grin, I think you're good.

The English dub of Soul Eater: why do they keep calling Crona "he"? I know it's ambiguous, but wasn't it determined that Crona is a she in one of the end credits or something?
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Xeio » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:43 pm UTC

According to wikipedia it was left ambiguous, and that the manga translation and dub "simplified" it by referring to Crona as a he.

I'm not sure what you mean by the ending credits? Though I don't remember them much at all.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby IcedT » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:12 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:Obviously watching the FMA:B movie <.<

How is this the first time I've heard anything about that? I MUST KNOW MORE.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Brother Maynard » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:25 am UTC

Can anyone tell me if Dantalian no Shoka is worth watching at this point? I saw the first episode, wasn't terribly impressed, but the OP and ED are making me like it too much to entirely give up on it.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:15 am UTC

It is seriously awesome. Not sure why you didn't like the first ep though, maybe it isn't for you.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SlyReaper » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:28 am UTC

I've never heard of it, and I don't want to look it up from a work computer. What's it about?
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Gelsamel » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:35 am UTC

MyAnimeList wrote:Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his grandfather. In the basement of the mansion, he meets a mysterious girl, Dalian. She is a Dantalian and a gateway to "Dantalian's bookshelf", which stores the prohibited books of the demons.

"Gensho (Illusory Books)", the prohibited books, endanger the balance of the world, but people are fascinated by the taboo. Hugh and Dalian solve the cases involving Gensho with their ability to access the Dantalian bookshelf.


The setting is really amazing and they're really serious about period accuracy and the mythology. Plus the art and animation are awesome and the Main Characters aren't your standard ridiculously stereotyped Anime MCs.

But if you're into the typical anime characters I guess you may not like them.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Zohar » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:14 am UTC

Just finished Durarara last week and I really enjoyed it. I particularly liked remembering being in Japan, seeing as it's set in modern-day Tokyo and all. Any recommendations on the next series?
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby broken_escalator » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:02 pm UTC

IcedT wrote:
broken_escalator wrote:Obviously watching the FMA:B movie <.<

How is this the first time I've heard anything about that? I MUST KNOW MORE.

FMA: Sacred Star of Milos
It is set around the episode 20 region, so I guess it could be a movie for either anime. No homunculi, xing or anything, but still good.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Brother Maynard » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:47 pm UTC

Gelsamel wrote:
MyAnimeList wrote:Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his grandfather. In the basement of the mansion, he meets a mysterious girl, Dalian. She is a Dantalian and a gateway to "Dantalian's bookshelf", which stores the prohibited books of the demons.

"Gensho (Illusory Books)", the prohibited books, endanger the balance of the world, but people are fascinated by the taboo. Hugh and Dalian solve the cases involving Gensho with their ability to access the Dantalian bookshelf.


The setting is really amazing and they're really serious about period accuracy and the mythology. Plus the art and animation are awesome and the Main Characters aren't your standard ridiculously stereotyped Anime MCs.

But if you're into the typical anime characters I guess you may not like them.


Actually, it was more about the first episode plot. It seemed like it was setting up a Monster/Book of the Week-style series, and I've never been much for that sort of plotting. However, I *am* a mythology fanboy, and accurate myth intrigues me. I'll go and watch some more episodes.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby mystic_aura » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:02 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:Just finished Durarara last week and I really enjoyed it. I particularly liked remembering being in Japan, seeing as it's set in modern-day Tokyo and all. Any recommendations on the next series?


Have you seen Baccano? Apart from the gruesome scenes, I quite liked it. The characters are utterly charming ^_^
Also, at one point in Durarara, Isaac and Miria [from Baccano] show up as a special appearance :)
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby legopelle » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:04 pm UTC

I must, most sincerely, recommend Summer Wars. It just nails everything from plot, characters, twists to narrative and it's about facebook on steroids. And much, much, nerdery!

It's without a doubt up there with Princess Mononoke and 5 cm/s
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Box Boy » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:37 pm UTC

I like it more when it was called Digimon :P
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Glmclain » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:05 am UTC

I'm now hooked on "My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute!"

While watching it, I make noises no man should ever make. Squeeeee :oops: :cry:
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Xeio » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:40 pm UTC

legopelle wrote:I must, most sincerely, recommend Summer Wars. It just nails everything from plot, characters, twists to narrative and it's about facebook on steroids. And much, much, nerdery!

It's without a doubt up there with Princess Mononoke and 5 cm/s
Made by same studio as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time? This warrants looking into.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Weeks » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:00 pm UTC

They say leaped is a modern version of leapt. ("lept" is an archaic form)

Anyway!

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Postby Glmclain » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:01 pm UTC

Very, very good. :oops:
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby modularblues » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:33 pm UTC

Yesss, Madhouse makes some awesome stuff.

Nowadays I actually just watch Nichijou :-P How quotidian.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby charliepanayi » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:38 pm UTC

So the third of the new Evangelion films will open in Japan in autumn 2012.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Box Boy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:37 pm UTC

charliepanayi wrote:So the third of the new Evangelion films will open in Japan in autumn 2012.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:00 pm UTC

By "new", do you mean "a few pixels have been changed from the old films, and it's been scaled up to umpty-illion pixels resolution"?
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Box Boy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:05 pm UTC

No, by new they mean 'complete reboot of the series that totally kicks arse'
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Xeio » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:49 pm UTC

Well, that would be good, the first series was pretty meh.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Box Boy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:52 pm UTC

Meh, it's not for everyone, I don't really mind if you don't like it. :P
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby charliepanayi » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:01 pm UTC

I second the last two posts from Box Boy. Eva 2.22222 was fantastic.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby legopelle » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:20 am UTC

charliepanayi wrote:So the third of the new Evangelion films will open in Japan in autumn 2012.

That's a whole year into the future! :(
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Postby Box Boy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:44 pm UTC

But barely a week by Valve time!
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SciJo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:59 am UTC

Box Boy wrote:But barely a week by Valve time!

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby tastelikecoke » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:49 am UTC

modularblues wrote:Nowadays I actually just watch Nichijou :-P How quotidian.

Nichijou was refreshing, especially after breaking your morality from watching Lain. It repaired me completely after an episode.

Watching Kino no Tabi here. It's probably the most perplexing anime I watched so far that makes me so mothereffin' happy.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby modularblues » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:46 pm UTC

tastelikecoke wrote:Nichijou was refreshing, especially after breaking your morality from watching Lain. It repaired me completely after an episode.

Watching Kino no Tabi here. It's probably the most perplexing anime I watched so far that makes me so mothereffin' happy.

Oh man, Lain is dark and claustrophobia-inducing. Best sci-fi horror I have seen. And indeed Nichijou is practically its opposite. I really liked Kino as well. Appeals to my wanderlust and need to be philosophical.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:08 am UTC

blu wrote:I was surprised not to see any mention of Time of Eve in this thread. It is a neat short science fiction series that examines android-human/android-android relationships. You can see the writer was influenced by Isaac Asimov's stories, even quoting the three laws of robotics word for word.
It's basically stand-alone, although there's a small hook in the end, for further installments perhaps.
With only 6 episodes, it can be a nice way to pass a free evening.


I discovered it from your post, and loved it (yay for this thread). But there is quite a hook in the end indeed, and to me it feels like the series isn't finished.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby blu » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:33 pm UTC

Grop wrote:I discovered it from your post, and loved it (yay for this thread). But there is quite a hook in the end indeed, and to me it feels like the series isn't finished.

Yeah, it was quite the hook, but I won't mind seeing more of this series. Worse things get renewed all the time.

Which reminds me; I'm sorry if I made any of you watch Steins Gate, because man.. what a disappointment that was.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby SirBryghtside » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:26 pm UTC

I'm not the hugest fan of animé in the world (Pokémon, Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh is pretty much my limit) but I just finished watching, and absolutely loved Lucky Star.

It was just... wow. Half the time I had no idea what was going on, but that was why it was so cool! Then I watched the first episode of Haruhi, and that was quite good. Seems like it'll pick up later, though.

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