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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:06 pm UTC

Anyone watching the Reflection ? Apart from the myanimelist.net page I can't find much information of this project. It looks like the adaptation of an American comic book, is apparently written by Stan Lee (I wouldn't know this name but he is apparently a celebrity in the funnybooks industry), but I can't find any information on actual books being adapted or even a wikipedia entry.

Also has a very low score on myanimelist, although I don't hate that show so far. I would admit it is not the prettiest thing I have ever seen, and the animation is like 10 pics per sec, but the design is not too classic (for Japanese animation) and the story may be good.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby KnightExemplar » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:36 pm UTC

I went to a major anime convention recently and had the pleasure of watching "Anime Tamago 2016" (Translated: Anime Egg, which is the young-animator's training projects sponsored by the Japanese government). Each short is basically a 1-episode pilot episode.

Anime Mirai 2013 (the previous name of the same project) came out with the pilot episodes of "Little Witch Academia" and "Death Billiards". So really good stuff comes out sometimes.

Of the 2016 group, Kaze no Matasaburou stood out. It was extremely laid back: a "rural" story where a student meets the legendary Matasaburou. I can't say very much "happened" per se, but the environment of the show was extremely lovely. The "sketchy" 3d animation was of a very odd style, it was visually striking and intriguing. Just 30 minutes long but I enjoyed the experience.

Anyway, I'm trying to share this show with my friends legitimately. Does anyone know where I can stream or even purchase the video? Who would even know where to buy something like this? I have found it on BT but I'm looking for a legitimate copy first. It was worth purchasing IMO.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:43 pm UTC

I wouldn't know, but a quick search revealed that there would be a 1940 film by the name (or should I say, spelling) Kaze no Matasaburo based on a short story and a OVA from 1988. So that 2016 thing seems to be the remake/readaptation of something famous in Japan.

(Also Lu Over the Wall will be released next week in French theaters, I wonder if the subbed version will be screened reasonably close to my place; that seems to be for kids after all, but I generally love what Masaaki Yuasa makes; edit: no it won't).

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Jorpho » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:42 am UTC

Has anyone here been watching the new Berserk series? I was watching one of the videos by this "Super Eyepatch Wolf" person and noted that he did a video entitled "Berserk 2016: What The HELL happened", and now I am left wondering if this received widespread critical panning.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 am UTC

Overall I think most people dislike the 2016 and 2017 Berserk series. I dropped them early, and the few good scenes that I saw only made me want to read the manga again (I had already read the arcs covered in these series).

At least they are supposed to tell an interesting story, so if you haven't read the manga and aren't interested in doing that, you may want to watch them.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Zohar » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:48 pm UTC

This is not anime but very much anime-adjacent - has anyone watched the (live-action) Netflix show "Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light"? It's an obvious ad for FF14, but it's kind of weirdly sweet. It's about a guy in his 20s that used to be fairly close to his dad, and they bonded over playing the original Final Fantasy. Nowadays the dad is very distant and the guy decides he'll get his dad FF14, become his in-game friend in secret, and then reveal himself later on.

It's very silly and convoluted, but I'm enjoying it. It's also not very long - just 8 episodes.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby TimelordSimone » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:38 pm UTC

Boyfriend and I watched the first episode, and thought it seemed charming, but not enough to prioritise it above the many other things we're watching together (including, on the thread topic, Sakura Quest, March Comes in Like a Lion, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., and My Hero Academia).
Probably we will, eventually? Only time will tell.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Zohar » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:39 pm UTC

But... you're a timelord...
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby TimelordSimone » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:48 pm UTC

Netflix is a fixed point, or something.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:56 am UTC

I saw In This Corner of the World yesterday, it was very good.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:39 pm UTC

Made in Abyss looked awesome, and was very good. Be just warned that it gets much darker than you might expect from the first few episodes; and the cuteness/moe of these kids will make their suffering more painful to watch (as in Madoka or Alien 9 for instance). Also it ends in a cliffhanger (I will probably read the manga if there is no sequel). But I really loved it.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:51 pm UTC

Autumn is quite promising as usual with so many good looking series and season twos and reboots! Really so many series look good.

Who would have figured there would be a Kino no Tabi reboot? It is the adaptation of a light novel though, so there should be new content and they might not be able to do that as a sequel (especially not making it look the same). Episode one seems to claim that a society in which everyone has weapons would be perfect ~ or something (and that would be Kino's interpretation). Anyway I am curious to see what's next.

Also these days I am watching Mousou Dairinin aka Paranoia Agent; it is quite awesome although I can't rush it because individual episodes aren't exactly nice to watch.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Jorpho » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:37 pm UTC

Ah, Paranoia Agent. Why haven't I watched that yet? It's not a big time commitment.

I did see Masaaki "Mind Game" Yuasa's two new films, "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl" and "Lu Over the Wall". The first is quite splendid and every bit a worthy successor to Mind Game. The latter is more of a kid's film; the vapidity and subject matter brought to mind Ponyo.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

Kino no Tabi (2017) episode 2 covers the same story as the episodes 6 and 7 of the 2005 series. I think it is fun to compare the two. (Edit: the credits are showed at the end of episode 10, although it is probably not the last episode. Many names look Vietnamese, but this series looks pretty decent for something outsourced by Japan to an other country).

Like I said before I was disappointed because the screenings of "Lu Over the Wall" were all French dubs in my place (possibly because for children but there was subbed screenings in Paris). I don't know yet if "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl" will be screened in my country (and I will wait until I know before I download it).

Edit (because who cares): the music of all the action scenes in Mad Max Fury Road have the same rythm as in the main battle in Gunbuster. That is not really remarkable, because there is only so many simple rythms for action music.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:21 pm UTC

Yesterday on reddit I said that In this Corner of the World is quite underrated. This is quite obvious as this movie is from 2016, was more successful in Japan than Your Name (at least in 2016) and is not much heard of. Someone told me two things: 1) that this movie had been available in English later; and 2) that westerners would relate less to that movie that seems so much about Japanese history.

Point 1 is very valid, that movie was only screened a few months ago, possibly not everywhere therefore people who didn't watch it in a theater can't watch it yet.

I must really differ about point 2 (although I wouldn't say it is wrong). This movie is mostly a slice of life about civilians suffering from bombings and dealing with shortages during war (and, incidentally, not having good knowledge of what the war and politics was about). This happened pretty much everywhere in Europe during ww2. While watching this movie (or maybe right after watching it), I could only think of what my grandmother, who lived in a French city that was bombed by the allies, says about this war. Just replace fish with rabbit (or was it cat?) and rice with wheat. (Of course things were probably much more dramatic in Japan than there; especially the intent of bombing places was different).

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:19 pm UTC

Erotic Japanese anime I sometimes watch, thoughts about schoolboys' and schoolgirls' dating/courtship/sex habits and feminine chattering about anime girls' hairstyles and stuff and... gross stuff about hentai in general You Have Been Heavily Heavily Warned.

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I watch some hentai and it's very strange. The women HATE-HATE sex at first and then some nobody Japanese schoolboy comes along, has love w/them a few times and suddenly they love it! Rape doesn't equal love. Or they get their pretty-pretty fragile minds broken by the forced sex and love it and become sexy women of the nights right meow. It's so so bizarre. Having sex over and over DOESN'T MAKE YOU LIKE IT MORE. Unless you liked it to begin with.

And I love anime girls' hair. It's so long and beautiful and often comes in pretty colors! I love their eyes and long eyelashes and their little lipsticks they wear sometimes. Sometimes I have read hentai comics about hypnosis where they literally force the women to get enslave/hypnotize by monsters. In a Ragnarok Online hentai comic they were all enslaved Dancer classes being held captive to Goddess cursed Orcs. I hate Orcs and they can take their green skin and enslaving women to use for breeding straight down into Hellfire. Changed my language to remove bad words.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 pm UTC

(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers)

I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it because I would already know all the jokes, but i think it may be nice.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

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Grop wrote:(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers)

I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it because I would already know all the jokes, but i think it may be nice.

I watched the first half of the first episode, and it was sweet but lacked the punch of something like Monthly Girl's Nozaki-kun or Tonari no Seki-kun. I'm not sure if I'll continue with it.

Can anyone explain Pop Team Epic? I watched, I laughed, I was mightily confused.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:56 pm UTC

ConMan wrote:Can anyone explain Pop Team Epic? I watched, I laughed, I was mightily confused.


I doubt there is much to explain. I have also read part of that manga, which is a series of four-panel gags with no sense of continuity between them. The anime seems to do a great job at making that interesting.

In case you wondered, the part where they speak French sounds like native speakers, which is remarkable in anime (and I think this scene would feel less trollish if their French was bad).

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby ConMan » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:16 pm UTC

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ConMan wrote:Can anyone explain Pop Team Epic? I watched, I laughed, I was mightily confused.


I doubt there is much to explain. I have also read part of that manga, which is a series of four-panel gags with no sense of continuity between them. The anime seems to do a great job at making that interesting.

In case you wondered, the part where they speak French sounds like native speakers, which is remarkable in anime (and I think this scene would feel less trollish if their French was bad).

Given that it's introduced by someone who appears to be a native Frenchman, I can only assume that there was a certain amount of co-production involved.

Also, for anyone who skipped the second half of the show's first episode,
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in addition to swapping the voice actors, they also subtitle the French segment.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 pm UTC

ConMan wrote:Given that it's introduced by someone who appears to be a native Frenchman, I can only assume that there was a certain amount of co-production involved.

Also, for anyone who skipped the second half of the show's first episode,
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in addition to swapping the voice actors, they also subtitle the French segment.


I think that French man is just an expat (I don't think this show is a collaboration between French and Japanese companies).

Also I didn't notice that second part was different, and first skipped it.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 pm UTC

Grop wrote:(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers)

Sorry Sorry. Grop, I shall change my post as soon as I read it to remember what did she even write? LOL I didn't notice you said something until now because it wasn't on my notifications that someone said "Ginger" again.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:05 pm UTC

To be fair fair ( :wink: ) I let several days pass before I had something else to say and actually wrote that. I guess the notifications you are thinking about only happen when you actually quote someone.

Also I am reading an edition of Gunnm: Last Order (aka Battle Angel Alita: Last Order says wikipedia) that reads left to right. At some point someone hits a bit monster with what is obviously his left hand. And the text reads something like "Unbelievable! He hit them with his right arm that was supposedly broken!". In order to make that left-to-right edition they flipped every page; but they forgot to correct the text (and most characters are left-handed). Fun times.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:57 pm UTC

My favorite character on the Digimon USA dub was Kari or Hikari. She was Tai's little sis and she was so cutey-cutey. She had a scene in the movie where she and a gigantic Agumon were rampaging around and it had her on its back. It smashes open a soda vending machine and she goes helpfully and ladylike, "Just one each!" Awww~ <3 And there was another scene I just couldn't help to love love where Diablomon got in the Internet and was infecting the computer systems everywhere, the store checkout clerk's machine malfunctioned and rung up a piece of cake at over $200 USA legal tender. The checkout girl was like, "That must be some good cake right?"
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby ConMan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:22 pm UTC

Ginger wrote:My favorite character on the Digimon USA dub was Kari or Hikari. She was Tai's little sis and she was so cutey-cutey. She had a scene in the movie where she and a gigantic Agumon were rampaging around and it had her on its back. It smashes open a soda vending machine and she goes helpfully and ladylike, "Just one each!" Awww~ <3 And there was another scene I just couldn't help to love love where Diablomon got in the Internet and was infecting the computer systems everywhere, the store checkout clerk's machine malfunctioned and rung up a piece of cake at over $200 USA legal tender. The checkout girl was like, "That must be some good cake right?"

The US Digimon dub had some surprisingly good moments, especially where the translators/writers made the effort to replace the jokes that only made sense in Japanese with something else. I still think that Summer Wars is the much better version of the movie, though, partially because there was no contractual obligation (as per all kid's films in the 90s) to include Smashmouth in the soundtrack.

Kari/Gatomon was my favourite team in the original series, too. I like a good redemption arc, like Gatomon's, and I think I'm also a sucker for good "Sixth Ranger" characters.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 am UTC

I loved loved Kari/Gatomon. Gatomon would just show up, flick her tail and be like, "I gonna scratch you 'cause I DO What I wanna." And Kari is just cuteness incarnate. I loved-loved the little girl with Leomon on the Tamers season. And that businessman that called his co-worker an, "Officious little toady," on the phone and then hung up. Poor Poor Jeri's emotional abuse by hospitals and her talking w/a Puppet doggy face ha-ha. And then... Leomon left the series by erasure. Beelzemon needs a hand stuck through HIM and to go to Hell where he belongs. I never liked Impmon's quest to be respected. HE is a troublemaker no good boy who kills noble lion mens. And the Mother of the D Reapers Virus was just a scary scary terrifying beastess with a Goddess complex.

Scenes from Fullmetal Alchemist that scared scary feelings poor little me.

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When the boys' mom was a flesh pile screaming in agony from their failed alchemy. When the boy's brother got HIS BODY DISINTEGRATED and tried to reach out for his bro yet he couldn't help him. The bird lady locked in the preacher's cage. All the Sins or w/e showing up to murder people, turn into them, use their fingernails like swords or swallow them whole? Sometimes even the alchemy like turning stuff into other stuff made me feel strange. I liked liked that it required precise ingredients to get what you wanna have and the entire, "Can't simulate an entire human body so it gonna tear u UP if you try to make one" thing. Just... why why turn someone's mommy into a flesh beastess in like THE Opening Scene? </3
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:51 pm UTC

I think it makes sense, if they are going to do some horrific stuff, to do that from the beginning. It may suck to spend several hours watching a series, then finding out it is actually too much for you.

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Postby Drumheller769 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:08 pm UTC

I think they used it to set the tone and to provide impact to their catch phrase for alchemy: " If one wishes to obtain something, something of equal value must be given"
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:10 pm UTC

My fav chars on that show were: That Riza Hawkeye lady, the mechanic that worked on boy's arm, the brother that got his soul imprisoned in the armor suit (Al or Ed?) and the other brother that was a devout scientific preaching Atheist man and why why they all trust that preacher man he corrupt isn't it? And he was. And I liked the woman that became creepy bird girl and was so so so so sad for her. </3 Too much trauma for me so I stop watchin' it. Oh Oh and Lust~ <3
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby sardia » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:46 pm UTC

Was watching the overlord sequel, and it's both awful and fascinating d&d love letter.

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Postby Ginger » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm UTC

What what up wit' the weird swordplay on Rurouni Kenshin that doesn't make actual sense? Some smiling boy can run so fast he disappears, Shishio survives massive burns and only has a time limit for sword fighting, Kenshin uses a blunt weapon that never even accidentally leaves someone in the hospital unless he wanna... it doesn't make sense. And Kaoru was my favorite character with her schools' teachings to Save and not End Lives with Swords. And Shishio hurt his girlfriend to get/a his enemies. What a B word that Makoto Shishio... even if he and his G/F were reunited in Hell and tried to rules it together~ <3
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Isaac Hill » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:44 am UTC

I've watched Attack on Titan through episode 37. Is there a volume of the Manga that starts where that episode left off? Or do the plots and/or chonologies differ too much for that?
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 pm UTC

I wouldn't know, but I just found this reddit post that covers season one (25 first episodes).

When that first season ended, I considered reading the manga; however I disliked the art therefore I am willing to wait for the anime to continue (or not). (Also if I did read the manga I would start from chapter one).

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:23 am UTC

Revolutionary Girl Utena the anime show. Is Amazing. That Utena with her pretty pink hair, and her fencing, and fighting on the schools' rooftops with crazy girls that want to destroy her. Ha-ha. I just liked that entire relationship with the other woman too.
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby ConMan » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:19 pm UTC

ConMan wrote:
Grop wrote:(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers)

I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it because I would already know all the jokes, but i think it may be nice.

I watched the first half of the first episode, and it was sweet but lacked the punch of something like Monthly Girl's Nozaki-kun or Tonari no Seki-kun. I'm not sure if I'll continue with it.

Two episodes in and I think I'll keep with it - I like the art style and it is reasonably sweet. My only gripe is that it kind of perpetuates the whole "She's teasing him because she likes him" behaviour that causes so much trouble :/
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Grop » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:21 am UTC

This manga is quite simple indeed. We should not wonder if she likes him, but rather how she will make fun of him (or how wrong he will be). This is part of the cuteness, and quite often she does not even "tease" him; he just overthinks things and makes poor decisions.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:48 am UTC

Discussions of anime issues regarding girls' and women's consents you have been amply warned.

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So often in anime I DO wonder: "Does she like him or is he just being? Totally and wildly inappropriate?" Naruto hitting on EVERY. Woman he meets to copy his pervy sage master. Hinata being all coy and shy and getting hit on literally by mad little boys. And in hentai... consent don't matter. It's not really making love when a girls don't want to make love w/you. And people make fun of Sakura Haruno for being... too strong fem and not taking Sasuke's garbage about powers and training with Orochimaru, or Tsunade for secretly being an old lady too old to have a love life, or Ino for being a hypnotist girl that probably gropes people while they controlled or w/evs... 'cause she's a strong fem too. Anyways my general issues are: Girls and women get hella mistreated in anime, their consent in hentai is negotiable, they can get loved on or hit on inappropriately and must be shy, timid, submissive. Anime why? *Cries helplessly a/anime.*
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Jorpho » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:10 pm UTC

Has anyone caught Mary and the Witch's Flower yet? It is quite disappointing that Cineplex did not see fit to bring it to Canada. (Instead, for some baffling reason, we got the live-action Gintama movie.)

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Ginger wrote:What what up wit' the weird swordplay on Rurouni Kenshin that doesn't make actual sense?
It looks cool. Is that not the case for most things in anime?

Ginger wrote:Revolutionary Girl Utena the anime show. Is Amazing. That Utena with her pretty pink hair, and her fencing, and fighting on the schools' rooftops with crazy girls that want to destroy her. Ha-ha. I just liked that entire relationship with the other woman too.
I've seen bits of it. I understand the ascent to the dueling whatsit in every single episode gets very wearisome.

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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby Ginger » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:18 pm UTC

Oh right the rules of cool. Well, yes, it's cool but... I'd rather see a show where Kenshin is realistically using his weapons, actually accidentally injuring people, or Shishio doesn't get to survive massive damages over and over? And about Utena yes, having a new person to fence dramatically every episodes is kinda... overplayed yet: I just loved those students I remember seeing... and they. They gave a speech about the world being an egg for them to crack open or something? Totally hilairs. :D
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Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Postby ConMan » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:37 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:Has anyone caught Mary and the Witch's Flower yet? It is quite disappointing that Cineplex did not see fit to bring it to Canada. (Instead, for some baffling reason, we got the live-action Gintama movie.)

Australia had its run this week, and I saw it on Saturday. It's very much what I've come to expect from recent Ghibli films, especially the ones that adapt children's books - pretty, a bit predictable, some nice emotional touches, but also sometimes feeling like they skipped five consecutive chapters and conflated a few roles together to save time. It was good, but probably not mind-blowing.
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