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Title: Anime?
Post by: Wardah on November 22, 2016, 07:13:19 PM
I can't find the old anime thread so I thought I'd make a new one since recently I've started watching anime again.

Some I'm watching rn:

Yuri!!! On Ice - I can't recommend this one enough! It's about a figure skater named Yuri and his coach. The story is great, the characters are well developed, and the music is fantastic.
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I'm not usually a fan of sports animes (I'm more into magical girl anime with the occasional slice of life) but this one has got me hooked.

Kiss Him Not Me! - This one is really funny. It's about this overweight girl that's a fan of BL that loses the weight when she gets depressed over a character death and suddenly becomes attractive.

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun - This one is also funny. It's about a Manga artist and this girl that has a crush on him but can't spit it out.

There are more but those are the main ones. So is anyone else watching any good animes?
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Post by: Einhornbaby on November 22, 2016, 07:42:07 PM
My faves are mecha and fantasy animes, watching Kuromukuro atm <3 its super great!

I have recently watched :
Black Bullet, The Seven Deadly Sins, Kabaneri of the Iron Forttress, High School of the Dead and Hellsing (a few episodes only) and Im planning to rewatch Neon Genesis Evangelion which is my all time favourite <3
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 22, 2016, 08:21:36 PM
I'm currently watching Bokurano.  It's a mecha but it's kind of depressing.  14 kids are asked to play a "game" where they control a giant robot to destroy aliens.  Then they find out it's not a game and the robot feeds off of human life force, so they die after they control the robot.  And they're under contract so they can't get out of it.  I'm only six episodes in and already 4 kids have died.  I'm hoping for a happy ending (if that's even possible at this point).  Editing this post to add that this is NOT a kid's show.  Episode 7's storyline is about the relationship between one of the girls and a teacher.  Other than that, so far it's a bittersweet anime.  It makes me sad to watch the characters because you know they're going to die.  :(

If you're looking for one that's funny, sweet, and morbid, watch Assassination Classroom.  I picked that one up on a whim and I LOVE it!  My nephew, who hasn't really ever watched anime, asked me what I was watching so I put on the first episode for him and he asked if we could watch more.  I think we ended up watching six or seven episodes.   
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Post by: Noxxbunny on November 22, 2016, 09:37:41 PM
Came in here to recommend Kiss Him Not Me :lol:

Other than that...I tend to like "comfy" anime rather than action anymore. I highly recommend Natsume's Book of Friends. It's on season 5 right now, so there's plenty to watch.

I'm also enjoying Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari/Poco's Udon World this season. Adorable and heart warming. If one is into "parenting simulator" as I call it. I think most people who enjoyed Barakamon are likely to enjoy this as well.
 
My guilty pleasure of this season though... is Touken Ranbu Hanamaru. I don't play the game, but it's cute. If the plot synopsis sounds interesting to you...be prepared for disappointment though. They don't actually travel through time and fight things often. :lol: It's usually like...every other episode and for 2 minutes. It's a SoL. Cute swords doing cute things and what not. I believe Touken Ranbu is getting an actual action anime next year though.
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Post by: frizzycat on November 23, 2016, 03:40:25 AM
I really liked Konosuba. It's really funny! Protagonist dies in an embarrassing way, and the goddess Aqua gives him the option of being reborn into another world or of going to heaven (a boring place with no tv). The new world is an RPG like place that is in danger of being overtaken by the Demon King. If he chooses to be reborn into this new world, he gets to take one thing with him. He decides to game the system and chooses to take Aqua with him so he can take advantage of her goddess powers. Unfortunately, she is rather hopeless. Shenanigans ensue. I've seen this anime described as, 'a group of friends play D&D together, but everyone is useless so they just muck around, ignoring the main quest".

This one is really ecchi, but I've been enjoying Keijo!!!!!!!! It's really a parody of sports anime and is much funnier than it has any right to be. The entire premise is based on fan service, so beware.
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Post by: Haruna on November 23, 2016, 04:46:54 AM
I love Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun. I laughed so much watching that  ^.^ I also have watched a few episodes so far of Yuri On Ice and have started watching real-life ice-skaters again; I've always loved to see them compete!

I finished Orange lately; it's about a group of high school friends who lose a friend to suicide and then send letters to their past selves to try to save him. It's kind of like Anohana with a sci-fi-ish premise and I'd definitely recommend it.

I've also been watching My Love Story, but that's mostly because my brother, of all people, likes it :) It's a little light on plot: a really buff, ridiculously manly guy and a really shy girl get together for their first relationship. The main plot, sometimes, isn't so much about the girl and the guy, Takeo, but about Takeo and his best friend, Sunakawa, and the dynamics of their relationship (how having a girlfriend changes things, Sunakawa's family difficulties and Takeo being there for him, etc.) I love the manga High School Debut and the original manga was written by the same author, the super-talented Kazune Kawahara.

 
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Post by: Flitter on November 24, 2016, 07:26:46 PM
Yuri!! On Ice. I seriously haven't been this invested in an anime and it's characters in so long. I'm really loving it.
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Post by: Wardah on December 05, 2016, 09:49:48 AM
Yuri!! On Ice. I seriously haven't been this invested in an anime and it's characters in so long. I'm really loving it.

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Post by: Flitter on December 06, 2016, 11:48:47 PM
Are you currently up to date on the episodes?

Yes!

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Also,

I've really been meaning to watch Drifters.
I'm a big fan of Hellsing so I think I should like it but just haven't gotten around to watching. I'll probably marathon it after my finals are over next week.
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Post by: tikibirds on December 07, 2016, 07:16:33 AM
As for new anime, I really like Bungo Stray Dogs.
And been watching a few episodes here and there of The irregular at the magic high school via netflix.
When I was in living in Japan, I did watch season 2 of the seven deadly sins but I cant speak Japanese so..yeah.
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Post by: Princess Lala on December 07, 2016, 09:53:29 AM
Right now im watching No Game No Life again lol (I just love Shiro!) and finishing XYZ series in Pokemon. Omg and im watching season 2 of Seven Deadly Sins! I wish I had time to watch even more anime, my work shifts are long and physically demanding (I worked 10PM to 8-something am just the other day of constant stocking) that I just sleep until my next shift starts lol. I just want a week off work to just vacation and watch anime alll day.

So far those "slice of life" comedies are my favorite to watch since they are pretty relatable and hilarious.
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Post by: aintnobuffalo on December 08, 2016, 04:06:29 AM
I'm holding on to each new JoJo episode for dear life right now. I love this series, and don't know if I can get into anything else atm. I'm finally getting over that I finished Hunter X Hunter and there are no more episodes to watch. :lol:
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Post by: Wardah on December 08, 2016, 05:23:27 AM
Are you currently up to date on the episodes?

Yes!

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Post by: Flitter on December 08, 2016, 05:57:41 AM

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Post by: Einhornbaby on December 08, 2016, 09:07:20 AM
Just finished Kuromukuro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuromukuro), it was really great :D
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Post by: Keemax on December 09, 2016, 12:21:23 AM
Came in here just to say:

Ouran Highschool Host Club. 

I cannot find the words to adequately express how much you need to watch it if you haven't already.


Other than that, I'd recommend Shiki, but I'm not sure it's really your style :huh:
It's sort of a horror/supernatural/sci fi story set in a small town where people start dying from what is first thought to be some sort of epidemic. It's a little gory later on, but it's not too bad. The plot is pretty interesting in my opinion.

Beyond the Boundary is technically a magical girl anime. I think. But it's a little darker than what you'd normally get for the genre. It's set in a world where some people can hunt monsters that come from dreams (called Yomu. I think that's how it's spelled). These people typically live in clans and each clan has some sort if special attack or ability. The story focuses on a girl, who is the last member of a powerful clan, and a boy who is half human and half Yomu. And yes, there is a romantic element to it  ^.^

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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 12, 2016, 04:25:43 PM
I just got on here to say: Curse you RightStuf!  They have SO many animes on sale that I want to buy.  I may have to order Barakamon and Tonari No Seki-kun. 
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Post by: Wardah on December 14, 2016, 06:54:07 AM

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Post by: Flitter on December 14, 2016, 05:37:42 PM

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Post by: Wardah on December 15, 2016, 06:05:55 AM

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Post by: Flitter on December 15, 2016, 06:12:22 PM

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Post by: Flitter on December 22, 2016, 03:14:32 AM
YOI
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Post by: Wardah on December 22, 2016, 05:34:38 AM
YOI
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Ikr!
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Post by: DazzleKitty on December 23, 2016, 06:51:40 PM
I'm watching one called My Love Story. I'm four episodes in and it's quite funny.
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Post by: Wardah on January 20, 2017, 07:04:20 PM
Well this season I'm watching Little Witch Academia the Series and I'm loving it. I'm also watching Interviews with Monster Girls and it's pretty adorable.
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Post by: Mewtwofan1 on January 20, 2017, 07:56:47 PM
Where has this thread been all my life?!
I have watched yuri on ice, black butler, soul eater, and the one I have watched ( now reading the manga) school-live! It's about this private school girl. Everything is fine. Except the whole zombie apocalypse going on outside the school...
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 20, 2017, 09:21:32 PM
Recently finished watching Free! Iwatobi Swim Club (both seasons) and La Corda D'Oro (both seasons).  I recommend both!.  Season 2 of Free! has a "Marathon View" mode where it cuts out the opening and closing sequences between the episodes so it's just one big long episode with no interruptions.  It's kind of fabulous and I wish they would do that with some other shows. 

Currently watching Moribito.  So far it's better than I expected it would be. 
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Post by: DazzleKitty on January 20, 2017, 09:54:13 PM
My and my mom finished My Love Story (Ore Monogatari!! is the Japanese title) and we LOVED it. It's hilarious, cute, and serious at the same time. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes romantic comedies. It's very unique.
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Post by: Haruna on January 21, 2017, 02:56:49 AM
Recently finished watching Free! Iwatobi Swim Club (both seasons) and La Corda D'Oro (both seasons).  I recommend both!.  Season 2 of Free! has a "Marathon View" mode where it cuts out the opening and closing sequences between the episodes so it's just one big long episode with no interruptions.  It's kind of fabulous and I wish they would do that with some other shows. 

Currently watching Moribito.  So far it's better than I expected it would be.

I read La Corda D'Oro and liked it quite a bit! And Moribito is unexpectedly good. I definitely recommend it, though some of the characters could have been developed more in the end (you'll probably know which one I mean when you finish).

My and my mom finished My Love Story (Ore Monogatari!! is the Japanese title) and we LOVED it. It's hilarious, cute, and serious at the same time. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes romantic comedies. It's very unique.
It really is unique! :lol: I'm curious about the live action version, too. The author of the original manga wrote one of my favorite series ever, High School Debut. I wish there was an anime version of it so more people knew about it! It's also a romantic comedy and very funny. I wish some of her other works were translated into English, too. (Aozora Yell is one, I think)
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Post by: DazzleKitty on January 21, 2017, 05:57:56 PM
Haruna - I read High School Debut a long time ago and really liked it. :)  I knew both stories were by the same person so I had a feeling I'd like My Love Story. It also had a good dub on the English release. My mom watched it with me and she cannot watch subtitles because they go too fast for her, so we watched it dubbed. It was very well done. I actually wish more anime was dubbed these days and it's not. There is a huge world of anime out there my mom would really enjoy as long as it was in English. I'd really like for her to watch Victorian Romance Emma but no dub sadly. :(

I started watching Love Stage last night. OMG. It's the first longer boys love I have seen in years and it's MUCH MUCH better than I thought it would be. The main character, Izumi, sort of reminds me of myself. He's cute and Ryoma is very good looking. I watched seven episodes consecutively and I usually don't watch that much in a row unless an anime is REALLY good. Planning on finishing it up today. I can't wait. Why am I here? I should be watching it!
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Post by: Haruna on January 23, 2017, 03:43:25 AM
Haruna - I read High School Debut a long time ago and really liked it. :)  I knew both stories were by the same person so I had a feeling I'd like My Love Story. It also had a good dub on the English release. My mom watched it with me and she cannot watch subtitles because they go too fast for her, so we watched it dubbed. It was very well done. I actually wish more anime was dubbed these days and it's not. There is a huge world of anime out there my mom would really enjoy as long as it was in English. I'd really like for her to watch Victorian Romance Emma but no dub sadly. :(
High School Debut is so awesome, isn't it! :biggrin: I haven't listened to the English dub of My Love Story, but I should try it. We haven't finished it yet and I'm curious how it will end . . .
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Post by: DazzleKitty on January 23, 2017, 05:16:00 AM
Because I adored Love Stage so much, I ordered the manga. I cannot wait until it arrives!
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Post by: Midnight_Dream on January 27, 2017, 08:38:02 AM
Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

You're welcome in advance.
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Post by: Mainsail on January 29, 2017, 03:11:40 AM
I love Yuri on Ice!! :lovey: It's such a good series, and I'm hoping for a season 2......... :lookround:

At the moment I've been re-watching one of my old favorites: Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok. :P I've forgotten a lot of things so I thought I would watch it again.

My favorite from last year though was Bungou Stray Dogs. :lovey: I've read most of the manga to that one, as well! But I'm falling behind....... :sad:
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Post by: tikibirds on January 29, 2017, 05:57:05 AM
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My favorite from last year though was Bungou Stray Dogs.
Agreed. I hope they make a season 3.

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Because I adored Love Stage so much, I ordered the manga. I cannot wait until it arrives!

Is love stage the one where the younger son from a talented family wants to be a manga artist but his art sucks. He was in a commercial as a kid but was dressed as a girl back then. They are redoing the commercial and the boy that was in it, thinks he is a girl a falls in love with him?
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Post by: DazzleKitty on February 03, 2017, 01:29:47 AM
Anyone ever seen Yona of the Dawn? My mom and I are currently watching that one.
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Post by: Haruna on February 03, 2017, 03:52:58 AM
Anyone ever seen Yona of the Dawn? My mom and I are currently watching that one.
Yes! My sister loves it. I'll admit that when I first saw it I was just so-so with it, but on a second watching (thanks to my obsessed sister) I've grown to really like it despite some of its flaws. I've realized it's a good story with very likeable characters and a complex villain, which you don't always get these days. It's also really funny; I especially love some of the cute scenes with Shin-Ah, the way Haku teases Kija, Jae-Ha and Hak's interactions (have you gotten to Jae-Ha yet?), and almost every line of Yoon's, the genius bishounen. XD
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Post by: Katika on February 04, 2017, 09:56:16 PM
Can I just say that I *love* how there was an entire conversation had via spoilers? LOL!

I'm an old school DBZ girl, and I will always go back to it, but lately I've been binge watching (pretty much every other month... it's a cruel obsession lol) Log Horizon <3 When my Log Horizon kick filters out, I suspect I'll drift back to Fullmetal Panic. I love me some epic series, but those short ones are really good for binge watching, you know? I also started working my way through One Piece a couple months ago.
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Post by: Haruna on February 05, 2017, 03:01:35 AM
When my Log Horizon kick filters out, I suspect I'll drift back to Fullmetal Panic.
Fullmetal Panic! I love that show :heart:
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Post by: Taffeta on February 06, 2017, 08:04:18 PM
When my Log Horizon kick filters out, I suspect I'll drift back to Fullmetal Panic.
Fullmetal Panic! I love that show :heart:

Fumoffu. Fumoffu O.o.
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Post by: lunar_scythe on February 06, 2017, 08:46:58 PM
My fav for now is Sword Art Online, I'm going to start rewatching it this week, so I'm all ready for the movie next month!!! Haha. I am making a special trip to San Francisco just to see it (well, I also plan to finally get some decent water Pokémon, haha, too!)
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Post by: Haruna on February 06, 2017, 09:31:02 PM
Fumoffu. Fumoffu O.o.
Fumoffu was a bit strange, I'll admit ^^; Sousuke running around in a Bonta-kun was hilarious, but I did miss having an actual plot, heh, and the tonal shift from the first series was off-putting. So anyone considering watching FMP should know that going in . . .

My fav for now is Sword Art Online, I'm going to start rewatching it this week, so I'm all ready for the movie next month!!! Haha. I am making a special trip to San Francisco just to see it (well, I also plan to finally get some decent water Pokémon, haha, too!)
There's a movie?!? I did not know this! That's so exciting! And San Francisco for Pokemon -- can't beat that! I love Sword Art Online, especially the first season and then the arc with Sinon (I'm forgetting if that's the third season or not).
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Post by: Katika on February 06, 2017, 09:36:16 PM
When my Log Horizon kick filters out, I suspect I'll drift back to Fullmetal Panic.
Fullmetal Panic! I love that show :heart:

Fumoffu. Fumoffu O.o.

Fumoffu is actually what got me hooked on FMP lol. I'm very, *very* particular about what anime works for me and which don't (and I haven't figured out what it is that gets me hooked) and I tend to lean away from mechs. I was actually working on customizing some ponies and was strapped to my desk because of it when my husband started playing it. About three episodes in, I couldn't help myself and had to ask him what the *heck* was going on because (especially) when paying half attention, it seemed like the most absurd thing I'd ever sat in on. Paid attention to a couple episodes, thought it was delightfully hilarious, then got into the full series <3
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 07, 2017, 09:24:35 PM
anyone know anything about Blood Lad? I'm debating whether to watch it or not.
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Post by: Rainbowrific Renia on February 09, 2017, 04:51:31 PM
My husband and I are currently watching season 1 of Seven Deadly Sins on Netflix, since season 2 is due out next Friday. We're almost done and I love it so much! Aside from that, we're keeping up with One Piece subs weekly, the dubbed version of Jojo's Bizzare Adventure on Toonami, and sometimes Dragonball Super, but that's been very hit or miss.

I watched Yuri on Ice recently and LOVED it. I'm almost mad at myself for how much I love that show.

I'm also watching Love Live Sunshine since I somehow didn't watch it before. I loved Love Live, so I'm not sure how Sunshine slipped under my radar.

And the third anime I'm currently watching is KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World. It's nothing special, but it's a fun watch and good for a few laughs. It's about a boy who dies (literally within the first few minutes of episode one) and he's given a choice to go to Heaven or be transported to a world that's based off of an RPG. He chooses the latter and brings a goddess -who doesn't want to go- with him.

I just ordered the Blu-ray for Nichijou: My Ordinary Life and if you haven't watched that, then you're missing out. It's HILARIOUS! One of the best slice of life anime out there. I've watched it about a million times and I suspect I'll be watching it a bunch more once I own a copy.

I'm watching one called My Love Story. I'm four episodes in and it's quite funny.

YES! One of my favorites. It made me cry, laugh, and feel so many feels.
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Post by: lunar_scythe on February 14, 2017, 06:05:41 AM

My fav for now is Sword Art Online, I'm going to start rewatching it this week, so I'm all ready for the movie next month!!! Haha. I am making a special trip to San Francisco just to see it (well, I also plan to finally get some decent water Pokémon, haha, too!)
There's a movie?!? I did not know this! That's so exciting! And San Francisco for Pokemon -- can't beat that! I love Sword Art Online, especially the first season and then the arc with Sinon (I'm forgetting if that's the third season or not).
Sinon is in SAO II,  I *think* its season 2, but because the original SAO is 2 major story arcs, it's hard to keep track of!   :)

But yeah, the new movie, "Ordinal Scale" is being shown in subtitle at some theaters in the US on March 9th, either independent theater showings, or as part of the ones that do the Fathom Events!  We are getting it just a short time after Japan is, so there should be a lot online about it if you google "SAO movie"  :)

I dont get water pokemon where I live, and I don't drive, haha, so I've been waiting for an excuse to go to the bay!  I have 2 battery back ups for my phone that are at least 4 full charges each, and I plan to clear out my pokemon before I go, so I have plenty of room. I'm not worried about having pokeballs because Ive been told pier 39 and fishermen's wharf have like 15 pokestops between them, but I do plan to get a googleplay card so I can buy incubators since I'll be doing a lot of walking!
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Post by: Haruna on February 14, 2017, 01:32:53 PM
Sinon is in SAO II,  I *think* its season 2, but because the original SAO is 2 major story arcs, it's hard to keep track of!   :)

But yeah, the new movie, "Ordinal Scale" is being shown in subtitle at some theaters in the US on March 9th, either independent theater showings, or as part of the ones that do the Fathom Events!  We are getting it just a short time after Japan is, so there should be a lot online about it if you google "SAO movie"  :)

I dont get water pokemon where I live, and I don't drive, haha, so I've been waiting for an excuse to go to the bay!  I have 2 battery back ups for my phone that are at least 4 full charges each, and I plan to clear out my pokemon before I go, so I have plenty of room. I'm not worried about having pokeballs because Ive been told pier 39 and fishermen's wharf have like 15 pokestops between them, but I do plan to get a googleplay card so I can buy incubators since I'll be doing a lot of walking!
My local theater is going to have SAO! I wonder who I can drag there with me . . . Ha ha, it sounds like you're ready for Pokemon hunting! That's exciting. I hear you on the battery backups -- the game drains battery so fast! I realized that again on a trip I took this weekend. Having the game open for five minutes pretty much took away 2 percent of my battery each time :blink:
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Post by: DazzleKitty on March 16, 2017, 10:05:38 AM
I know you all probably watch fansubs as they are released, but I buy DVDs as they come out (collector's mentality, ya'll). I just finished Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi and loved it. I wish it didn't end to fast.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 21, 2017, 04:47:41 PM
I have recently just discovered Brave Police J-Decker and am six episodes in. Very fun cartoon. :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 21, 2017, 10:25:57 PM
I am still working on Sailor Moon seasons 1 and 2 both in the 90's anime and Crystal. I'm thinking about maybe watching Ponyo and My Neighbor Totoro.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Haruna on May 22, 2017, 02:26:18 AM
I have recently just discovered Brave Police J-Decker and am six episodes in. Very fun cartoon. :)
I've never heard of it! What's it like?

I am still working on Sailor Moon seasons 1 and 2 both in the 90's anime and Crystal. I'm thinking about maybe watching Ponyo and My Neighbor Totoro.
Ooh, definitely recommend My Neighbor Totoro! I don't like Ponyo as much but it's at least worth a watch. I'd recommend all Studio Ghibli movies.
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Post by: Lhianneth on May 22, 2017, 03:05:36 AM
Can I just say that I *love* how there was an entire conversation had via spoilers? LOL!

I'm an old school DBZ girl, and I will always go back to it, but lately I've been binge watching (pretty much every other month... it's a cruel obsession lol) Log Horizon <3 When my Log Horizon kick filters out, I suspect I'll drift back to Fullmetal Panic. I love me some epic series, but those short ones are really good for binge watching, you know? I also started working my way through One Piece a couple months ago.

I actually recommend Dragonball Super, then! The new series is a pleasant blend of what made Dragonball and Dragonball Z independently successful (good plot, but lots of light-hearted action in between). It's also allowing Toriyama to have more creative freedom than in the past, because the original fans of the series are now older (his editors apparently told him he couldn't do certain plots because they weren't morally appropriate for the hero of a show aimed at young boys; Goku is finally the almost-anti-hero that Toriyama always hinted at him being, and Vegeta is struggling to be a jerk, but mostly just being a good father, lol).

And for general recommendations to anyone: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is amazing. The art direction and editing, sound editing and music, and plot are all fantastic. It uses story-within-story frames for most of the first season (the rakugo stories relate to what's going on in the characters' lives external to the theatre, and one of the main characters recounts his history, with more rakugo inserted, for most of the first season). It's heart-breaking, but probably one of the best developed series I've seen in years. The amount of care and detail that goes into each episode is movie-level.

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Post by: Haruna on May 22, 2017, 03:19:32 AM
And for general recommendations to anyone: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is amazing. The art direction and editing, sound editing and music, and plot are all fantastic. It uses story-within-story frames for most of the first season (the rakugo stories relate to what's going on in the characters' lives external to the theatre, and one of the main characters recounts his history, with more rakugo inserted, for most of the first season). It's heart-breaking, but probably one of the best developed series I've seen in years. The amount of care and detail that goes into each episode is movie-level.
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I totally want to see this! I started the first episode and it was much more interesting than I'd think a show about rakugo could be. I haven't watched more yet because they're longer than your average anime episode, but I definitely plan to.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 22, 2017, 03:44:38 AM
I have recently just discovered Brave Police J-Decker and am six episodes in. Very fun cartoon. :)
I've never heard of it! What's it like?

I am still working on Sailor Moon seasons 1 and 2 both in the 90's anime and Crystal. I'm thinking about maybe watching Ponyo and My Neighbor Totoro.
Ooh, definitely recommend My Neighbor Totoro! I don't like Ponyo as much but it's at least worth a watch. I'd recommend all Studio Ghibli movies.

Think of a Transformers anime, but quirkier and surprisingly cute.
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Post by: Lhianneth on May 22, 2017, 03:46:42 AM
I totally want to see this! I started the first episode and it was much more interesting than I'd think a show about rakugo could be. I haven't watched more yet because they're longer than your average anime episode, but I definitely plan to.

It had actually been on my Crunchyroll queue for a few months when a friend shared a post that the second season would feature a song by Shiina Ringo and Hayashibara Megumi. I got really excited and looked into it, found out that the first season also had an opening by them working together, and that Hayashibara was a recurring cast member. So. My partner and I started the first season in time to catch up to the second, and watched week-to-week. It's a beautiful, complicated story, and has amazing voicework from the entire cast.

We'd just finished Gintama's recent season as well, which was fortuitous since several key cast members from that show feature in Rakugo as main characters. And their roles are sosososo different. The show really shows off their range as actors!

... speaking of which, though it's long, Gintama is also very, very good. It's probably one of the best comedy series I've ever seen, and I never thought I'd see an anime do parody better than Excel Saga, but Gintama blitzes it, while still having ridiculously good story and engaging characters.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 22, 2017, 04:55:34 AM
I'm almost done watching Silver Spoon.  (I think I have 1 or 2 episodes left.)  It makes me laugh because it's about a city kid who goes to an agricultural high school.  He spends the first episode freaking out about where eggs come from on a chicken.   It does have its serious side, too, but as someone who lives next door to people who keep cows in their backyard, I find it highly amusing.

My Hero Academia is fun. 

I'm thinking about maybe watching Ponyo and My Neighbor Totoro.

I love Studio Ghibli films.  My favorite is Whisper of the Heart.  When my nephew was 2 I let him watch Totoro and he called it the "Monster Bunny Movie".  It actually has 2 dubs.  I have the original dub.  The lady that did the voice of Angelica in Rugrats does the voice of Mei.  The new dub has Dakota and Elle Fanning.  I don't like it as much, but that might be because I'm more familiar with the older dub.  My nieces and nephews love Ponyo.
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Post by: Mami Tomoe on May 22, 2017, 07:05:01 AM
i like tokyo mew mew
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 27, 2017, 06:36:05 PM
I picked up a copy of My Neighbor Totoro today.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 28, 2017, 03:17:15 AM
I picked up a copy of My Neighbor Totoro today.


Ponyfan

Absolutely love My Neighbor Totoro
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Post by: Carrehz on May 28, 2017, 01:49:59 PM
I picked up a copy of My Neighbor Totoro today.


Ponyfan

Absolutely love My Neighbor Totoro

Totoro is the best! :D
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Post by: Lhianneth on May 29, 2017, 08:43:50 AM
My partner and I just finished Fushigi Yuugi. We both had a lot of nostalgic feelings about the TV series, but had never seen the OVAs. They recently added the lot to Crunchyroll, and we just finished the entirety the other night. Now I can't stop listening to the soundtracks and image song CDs. haha
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Post by: SourdoughStomper on May 29, 2017, 08:17:31 PM
I started watching Naruto this past winter and have finished up it and Shippuuden just last week. I skipped most of the filler episodes, though. :lookround:

Hot dang, I fell in love with Kakashi. :heart:

I'm trying out the next generations, Boruto as well. It's brand new, so I don't know what my opinion is yet. It was a little jarring to see the setting of the village get more modern, though. I also haven't seen Kakashi yet, which makes me a teensy sad.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 29, 2017, 09:19:46 PM
Kakashi is one of my favorites too.
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Post by: Prince Primbrose on May 30, 2017, 03:44:53 PM
I'm personally playing catch-up on a lot of last-season anime. So bad at setting aside time to watch. I need to finish:

Re: Zero, Starting Life in Another World
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Diamond is Unbreakable
WWW.Wagnaria!!
Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Season 2
Yuri on Ice, maybe (wasn't really into it.)
Yowamushi Pedal
Digimon Tri
RIN-NE

and my "want to watch" list is waaaay too long to post here, but I'm thinking of watching a lot of horror anime this summer.
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 30, 2017, 04:52:08 PM
I bought Ponyo today.


Ponyfan
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Post by: tikibirds on May 31, 2017, 02:45:53 AM
I started watching Naruto on Netflix. The last epiosde I seen was after the dude obsessed with funerals falls off a cliff. Its episode 159 or soemthing
Kakashi... :inlove:

As for current ones, I have been watching the royal tutor and Tsuguimomo on Crunchyroll. I like Tsuguimomo but its kinda got too much of a harem thing going on. I hate waiting for new episodes though.

I also watched Kamigami no Asobi. I liked it but the story is kinda predictible. I think its based off a dating sim, i think. But several gods from different cultures are forced by Zeus to attend a school to learn about the human heart.

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Yuri on Ice, maybe (wasn't really into it.)
I couldnt get into it either but apparently it was quite popular last season. or last last seaon now.
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 31, 2017, 06:46:55 PM
I really enjoyed Ponyo. :)

Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 31, 2017, 07:05:23 PM
I really enjoyed Ponyo. :)

Ponyfan

Have you watched Spirited Away yet?  That one is awesome.  I also really liked From Up on Poppy Hill. 
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 31, 2017, 09:38:06 PM
 Not yet. I'm just getting in to  Studio Ghibli anime. :)  I picked up Whisper of the Heart today.




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Post by: Carrehz on June 02, 2017, 12:48:31 PM
Not yet. I'm just getting in to  Studio Ghibli anime. :)  I picked up Whisper of the Heart today.




Ponyfan

aaaa yess!! Whisper of the Heart is the best :)
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 02, 2017, 03:24:29 PM
Whisper of the Heart is my favorite Ghibli film. 
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Post by: Mareacooda on June 04, 2017, 01:04:54 AM
I just finished watching "Snow white with red hair" season 2... I really like it and hoping will 3 season or manga..
I see " Yona of the Dawn" and hope second season...
As Anima fans not always another season to anime...
Three top anime I tend watch often...
Some favorite tend watch repeat are "Ouran High School host club" I just think funny no one relies main character, Haruhiis girl but also like her philosophy that about appearances and how she not allow her social status stand in her way of her goal.
"Fruit Basket"  I get kick out fact that some Sohma family when touch opposite sex turn into one Zodiac animals.
"Legend of the legendary heroes" This one like fact show how Stigma person is misunderstood how young ruler want full fill goal to make peaceful kingdom for all. Very intense Series and wish that continue series or series made Manga novel in English. I really like know more depth in series.

I do several other animes that I enjoy to but I have be in mood.
Does anyone else few anime they just tend watch over and over because enjoy sooo much?
Is any anime anyone watch that end pick up manga books because want know more?
I did that with "Fruit basket" got manga novels it worth it because really full filled question and more closer.
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Post by: Haruna on June 04, 2017, 03:33:39 AM
Not yet. I'm just getting in to  Studio Ghibli anime. :)  I picked up Whisper of the Heart today.

Ponyfan

aaaa yess!! Whisper of the Heart is the best :)
Whisper of the Heart is my favorite Ghibli film.
I love that movie, too! Such a sweet romance.

Does anyone else few anime they just tend watch over and over because enjoy sooo much?
Is any anime anyone watch that end pick up manga books because want know more?
I did that with "Fruit basket" got manga novels it worth it because really full filled question and more closer.
I like Yona of the Dawn and Ouran, too! Yona really grew on me -- I didn't like it at first -- but it's so funny and I love Hak and Yona together. Ouran is hilarious :lol: Right now I'm rereading the Ouran manga.

I've watched parts of Cardcaptor Sakura over and over; that's probably my favorite anime of all time. I have started mangas after anime series end; that's why I read Ouran the first time, actually. I read a lot of manga and in addition to rereading that, I've reread Dengeki Daisy (a huge favorite) lately, and am keeping up with the latest installments of Kimi ni Todoke, Nisekoi, and Honey So Sweet.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 04, 2017, 05:22:24 AM
Some of my other favorites are
Sailor Moon
Dragon Ball
Naruto
The Get-backers
Wolf's Rain
Avatar the Last Airbender
Reign the Conqueror
Peacemaker
Chrono Crusades
Black Butler

Various Studio Ghibli movies:
Kiki's Delivery Service
Princess Mononoke
Pom Poko
Spirited Away
Secret World of Arietty

I have yet to see, but really want to:
Return of the Cat
Grave of the Fireflies
When Marny Was There
Porco Rosso

I didn't like:
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Laputa
Ponyo by the Sea
Howl's Moving Castle, okay I kinda liked it, but was really confused until I bought the book.


Animes I don't care for:
Inu Yasha
Beyblade
Corpse Party
Pokemon, its too formulaic
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Post by: Mareacooda on June 04, 2017, 05:51:47 AM

Does anyone else few anime they just tend watch over and over because enjoy sooo much?
Is any anime anyone watch that end pick up manga books because want know more?
I did that with "Fruit basket" got manga novels it worth it because really full filled question and more closer.
I like Yona of the Dawn and Ouran, too! Yona really grew on me -- I didn't like it at first -- but it's so funny and I love Hak and Yona together. Ouran is hilarious :lol: Right now I'm rereading the Ouran manga.
I had co working interduce me "Yawn of the Dawn"
I wait next manga to release...
How is Ouran Manga? I not yet read that manga series...
Have you read "the Ancient Magus Bride"? I came across sample and hooked! I saw YouTube work stories into anime which I dying to see!

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I can't find the old anime thread so I thought I'd make a new one since recently I've started watching anime again.

Some I'm watching rn:

Yuri!!! On Ice - I can't recommend this one enough! It's about a figure skater named Yuri and his coach. The story is great, the characters are well developed, and the music is fantastic.
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I'm not usually a fan of sports animes (I'm more into magical girl anime with the occasional slice of life) but this one has got me hooked.

Kiss Him Not Me! - This one is really funny. It's about this overweight girl that's a fan of BL that loses the weight when she gets depressed over a character death and suddenly becomes attractive.

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun - This one is also funny. It's about a Manga artist and this girl that has a crush on him but can't spit it out.

There are more but those are the main ones. So
I can't find the old anime thread so I thought I'd make a new one since recently I've started watching anime again.

Some I'm watching rn:

Yuri!!! On Ice - I can't recommend this one enough! It's about a figure skater named Yuri and his coach. The story is great, the characters are well developed, and the music is fantastic.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
I'm not usually a fan of sports animes (I'm more into magical girl anime with the occasional slice of life) but this one has got me hooked.

Kiss Him Not Me! - This one is really funny. It's about this overweight girl that's a fan of BL that loses the weight when she gets depressed over a character death and suddenly becomes attractive.

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun - This one is also funny. It's about a Manga artist and this girl that has a crush on him but can't spit it out.

There are more but those are the main ones. So is anyone else watching any good animes?

I start check some anime out, you mention I right now hook "Kiss him not me"...
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 06, 2017, 06:43:00 PM
I finished My Neighbor Totoro and Whisper of the Heart. I enjoyed all 3 Studio Ghibli movies that I've seen so far.  :) 


Ponyfan
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Post by: Haruna on June 07, 2017, 02:36:59 AM
I had co working interduce me "Yawn of the Dawn"
I wait next manga to release...
How is Ouran Manga? I not yet read that manga series...
Have you read "the Ancient Magus Bride"? I came across sample and hooked! I saw YouTube work stories into anime which I dying to see!
The Ouran manga is hilarious :) I was in the doctor's office today reading it and giggling to myself like a crazy person. I haven't read The Ancient Magus Bride; I'll have to look that up; I haven't heard of it!

I finished My Neighbor Totoro and Whisper of the Heart. I enjoyed all 3 Studio Ghibli movies that I've seen so far.  :) 

Ponyfan
Studio Ghibli is awesome! I think the only bad Studio Ghibli movie I've ever seen is Tales of Earthsea, and even that has its moments of beauty. Recently I learned that Studio Ghibli paired up with a Danish (?) director to make The Red Turtle, a film about a shipwrecked man. I want to see that eventually. It looks beautiful but possibly too artsy!
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 10, 2017, 12:39:15 AM
I've been itching to get into Black Lagoon once I finish up Brave Police. Can anyone tell me if it's good?
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 10, 2017, 02:20:46 AM
Has anyone mentioned Unico and the Island of Magic?


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Post by: Lhianneth on June 10, 2017, 02:38:39 AM
I've been itching to get into Black Lagoon once I finish up Brave Police. Can anyone tell me if it's good?

Black Lagoon is a personal favourite. The voice work, music, and animation are all top notch. There's also a lot of social commentary relevant to the era (mostly pertaining to Japanese work culture, but there are some more international messages as well). I will say this, however: it is quite violent, and there's a really disturbing arc surrounding two kids that use the code names Hansel and Gretel. If you're sensitive to that kind of thing, I would avoid that arc when it comes up, because it's pretty disturbing.

I haven't yet seen the mini-series based around Roberta (a secondary character they encounter in the series), but it's on my shelf to be watched.

They also announced a new manga is coming out and started being released in May. Simultaneously, the anime is being re-broadcast as a tie-in, so it's possible that another season is due somewhere down the line (several years from now, anyway).
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 10, 2017, 03:53:36 AM
I've been itching to get into Black Lagoon once I finish up Brave Police. Can anyone tell me if it's good?

Black Lagoon is a personal favourite. The voice work, music, and animation are all top notch. There's also a lot of social commentary relevant to the era (mostly pertaining to Japanese work culture, but there are some more international messages as well). I will say this, however: it is quite violent, and there's a really disturbing arc surrounding two kids that use the code names Hansel and Gretel. If you're sensitive to that kind of thing, I would avoid that arc when it comes up, because it's pretty disturbing.

I haven't yet seen the mini-series based around Roberta (a secondary character they encounter in the series), but it's on my shelf to be watched.

They also announced a new manga is coming out and started being released in May. Simultaneously, the anime is being re-broadcast as a tie-in, so it's possible that another season is due somewhere down the line (several years from now, anyway).



Thanks Lianeth, I'll definitely hafta check it out. :)

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Has anyone mentioned Unico and the Island of Magic?


Ponyfan

Unico is one of the trippiest animes I've ever seen.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 11, 2017, 02:15:45 AM
Unico and the Island of Magic and Hana no Ko Lunlun (or Angel as I knew it at the time) were my first animes.


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Post by: AnWren on June 11, 2017, 03:04:05 AM
Yuri!!! On Ice is by far my favourite anime <333 and unlike a lot of sports anime, it actually stays fairly realistic and accurate. Tokyo ghoul is my next favourite, and now that I've watched it all I'm just trying to catch up with the manga.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 11, 2017, 05:17:19 AM
Has anyone mentioned Unico and the Island of Magic?


Ponyfan

I love The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic.  Those two and "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (which came out sometime in the early 80s and I have yet to find it on DVD--boo!) were the first anime I can remember seeing as a child.  I didn't know they were anime until I was older.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 15, 2017, 07:50:44 PM
Has anyone mentioned Unico and the Island of Magic?


Ponyfan

I love The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic.  Those two and "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (which came out sometime in the early 80s and I have yet to find it on DVD--boo!) were the first anime I can remember seeing as a child.  I didn't know they were anime until I was older.


I didn't know Unico was considered anime for a long time either. I just knew it was a unique movie that my grandparents had. Do you know if there is anime of Ali Baba? My grandmother loved cartoons with characters that were drawn with eyes and I have a vague memory of watching a cartoon about Ali Baba and his wife but they looked like children instead of adults. I think there was also a Cinderella one as well.


I watched Ponyo again and noticed a few things I missed the first time I saw it.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 15, 2017, 09:18:52 PM
Has anyone mentioned Unico and the Island of Magic?


Ponyfan

I love The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic.  Those two and "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (which came out sometime in the early 80s and I have yet to find it on DVD--boo!) were the first anime I can remember seeing as a child.  I didn't know they were anime until I was older.


I didn't know Unico was considered anime for a long time either. I just knew it was a unique movie that my grandparents had. Do you know if there is anime of Ali Baba? My grandmother loved cartoons with characters that were drawn with eyes and I have a vague memory of watching a cartoon about Ali Baba and his wife but they looked like children instead of adults. I think there was also a Cinderella one as well.


I watched Ponyo again and noticed a few things I missed the first time I saw it.

Ponyfan

I don't know about an Ali Baba one but the Aladdin movie I used to watch looked like this:
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I would LOVE to have it on DVD but I can't even find it on VHS anywhere.  It's been a while since I looked, though, so maybe I ought to try again.  We taped it off of TV and I'm not sure where our tape ended up (or even if it's good enough quality to make a bootleg DVD from if I do find it).
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 15, 2017, 09:45:01 PM
I found the Ali Baba and Cinderella one I remembered but now I'm not sure  if they're animie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzwg1GQlLsg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0B7Cr5GlS4

I hope you find the Aladdin one you're looking for. Is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW5LGbzl6jo


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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 15, 2017, 11:15:46 PM
Yup, that's the Aladdin I was thinking of.  We didn't record the opening song on our VHS--probably because we were trying to find a blank tape to tape it on!  Oh, 80s kids problems!  :lol:
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 19, 2017, 09:11:01 PM
I found a copy of the Cinderella ?Ali Baba one on Ebay but got outbid at the last minute. Maybe I'll find another copy one day. 

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Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 24, 2017, 07:32:57 PM
Inko Colors. It seems to be an anime about Parakeets.
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Post by: banditpony on June 24, 2017, 10:54:59 PM
Has anyone watched Your Name? Is it any good? It seems popular...
It's going to play in a theater near me, and I'm tempted to go see it...
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Post by: Lhianneth on June 25, 2017, 02:09:05 AM
Recently watched the first season of Ajin and was surprised. The animation drove me nuts for the first few episodes (I hate 3D cell-shading outside of games; it's often so jarring), but the story made up for it. I'm looking forward to the next season's release.

Also watched Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero, and Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] after putting it off for years, and now I wish I'd gotten into it sooner. F/SN has some annoying tropes leftover from the fact that it's an eroge VN, but the world-building is top-notch. Zero and UBW make up for those flaws, and make it really engaging. I'm now looking forward to the Heavens Feel and Apocrypha releases later this year, and trying to avoid spoilers since I haven't played the VNs. lol

Right now, we're watching Bakemonogatari. It's some serious hard work, and I can only do a couple of episodes at a time, but it's amazingly tied together. It's super stylish, which is part of the "hard work" aspect. You can't look away or even blink, because you might miss something that's key to the current Monster/Apparition/Youkai that they're dealing with. And the layers and layers of puns are mind-boggling. I know I'm probably only getting about 10% of the wordplay, and even that much is painfully clever. Hitagi takes some warming up, but Koyomi is really interesting, and he's voiced by a seiyuu that I currently really like (he also plays Shinji in the Fate series, as well as Natsume in the Book of Friends series).
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 27, 2017, 04:37:48 AM
The only currently airing anime I'm watching at the moment is Pokemon Sun and Moon, although that doesn't mean I can ever be caught up on it, as I have to wait until the sub group I like subs it. Currently I've seen up to episode 24 as that's all that they've subbed so far.

My all-time favorite anime is Di Gi Charat, all of the different series. It's been my favorite ever since I got into it 7 years ago I love it so much. :lovey:

Di Gi Charat is the source of both my avatar and signature. Avatar's from a commercial for the store Gamers that was made before DGC got its anime, and my signature is drawn by its creator.

Other anime I really like are Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and more recently My Love Story. The latter a friend in a Discord server streamed and I loved it so much, it was super cute. <3

I've got an account on MAL right here if anyone wants to see everything I've watched:

https://myanimelist.net/profile/BeatlesPkmnFan42

I haven't seen much though, I'm not really the sort who watches a bunch of things each season. The only anime I've ever watched as they're airing so far were based on/had video games that I play.

Speaking of, anime that I have seen and disliked.

First there was the SHOW BY ROCK!! anime.

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Really the best thing SB69's anime had going for it were the songs, the 3D animated segments, and the cameos. Everything else was disappointing.

But that's nowhere near the disaster that was the Ace Attorney anime, oh boy. I don't even feel like getting into it deeper on why I hated it. Just gonna say the only redeeming thing about it was Masaru Konaka (Redd White)'s tenancy to speak in English at times. Everything else was awful and the Ace Attorney anime was the worst anime I had ever seen.

Which is a shame because when the 5th Ace Attorney game came out and it had those animated cutscenes, that made me really want an Ace Attorney anime to be made. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.

It really is a shame when something you love gets bad adaptations.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 27, 2017, 02:27:48 PM
I'd like to know about Your Name too. :) Has anyone seen it? I'm still working on both series of Sailor Moon (90's anime and Crystal) and also got the first volume of the Sailor Moon manga yesterday. I've already finished it.  :) I might buy the other volumes at least through volume 6.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Violet CLM on June 27, 2017, 09:53:09 PM
Little Witch Academia (aka "Japanese All-Girl Harry Potter") finished yesterday and was a great time. Wholesome, fun adventures; great art; charming interactions. Just don't go into it expecting a really complicated story with mind-blowing twists, because you won't get that.
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Post by: Carrehz on June 28, 2017, 02:46:31 PM
I rewatched Bottle Fairy last week, it's so cute!! It's basically just sugary fluff, so it's not for those that like elaborate plots, but aaa it's so adorable, I love it.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 28, 2017, 05:22:45 PM
Picked up the second half of the second season of Assassination Classroom yesterday so now I'm binge watching the whole series.  I haven't seen any of the second season yet because I wanted to wait until I had the whole thing.  As morbid as it is, it's absolutely hilarious.  I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 03, 2017, 12:12:58 AM
I finished the first season of Sailor Moon Crystal. I liked it more than I thought I would. I  ended up binge watching the last several episodes.


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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 03, 2017, 04:36:24 PM
Totally binge watched the entire series of Assassination Classroom this weekend.  The ending made me cry but it's so good!
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2017, 01:41:13 AM
For those interested VIZ announced today that Sailor Moon Crystal season 3 will be released on December 5th.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 08, 2017, 09:03:02 PM
So has anyone watched the Animated Castlevania cartoon? It looks good.
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Post by: MintyMayhem on July 09, 2017, 05:47:58 AM
I love The World God Only Knows! I would really recommend it  :)
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Post by: Lhianneth on July 13, 2017, 07:37:55 AM
Currently watching Shirobako! It's really cute, and definitely explains a lot about how the anime industry works these days. A friend (who is actually in the industry himself, hilariously) recommended it for that reason. It's pretty fun, a bit heavy-handed sometimes on the moe, and I want to punch Tarou in his smug face (which makes me sad, because his seiyuu is also Present Mic and Heisuke, both of whom I love). But overall, it's a good watch.

We're also doing My Hero Academia week-to-week as it comes out, absolutely blew through the first season or Little Witch Academia when it came out on Netflix, and are week-to-weeking with Fate/Apocrypha, because the situation with LWA kind of soured us on waiting for the season from Netflix.

Badly managed, Netflix. Not cool.
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Post by: Pinkie21 on July 13, 2017, 11:49:48 PM
I'm totally obsessed with Parasyte-The Maxim, Samurai Champloo, and Blood+!  It's kinda weird to me...I was totally digging InuYasha for goodness-knows how long.  I still think it's adorable, but wow I didn't realize how...uh..."not terribly amazing" the writing is :-P. But goodness those characters are adorable. 
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 14, 2017, 06:45:37 AM
I just finished Sailor Moon Crystal season 2. I had to go back and re-read part of the manga though because some things were happening at the end of Season 2 that I didn't remember in the manga.

I do wonder if

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Post by: Ponyfan on July 24, 2017, 01:20:01 AM
I'm thinking about watching The Secret World of Arietty.


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Post by: tikibirds on July 24, 2017, 04:01:33 AM
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I'm thinking about watching The Secret World of Arietty.
It reminds me of the 1980's cartoon series "The Littles"
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 26, 2017, 04:09:03 PM
Thanks Tikibirds. :) I thought about "The Littles" also.

Edit: Target had it on sale for $9.99 so I picked up a copy today. :)

Poyfan
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Post by: tikibirds on July 28, 2017, 05:45:47 AM
It is cute.  ^.^
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Post by: Lhianneth on July 31, 2017, 03:01:32 AM
Caught up on all the Bakemonogatari, and have some very mixed feelings about that show... uff.

Watched all of Yamada and the Seven Witches in one night, which was pretty cute. And now we're watching Your Lie in April, which is making me hideously angry.

It's supposed to be feel-good, slice-of-life, but the premise behind the story, and the lack of understanding from the main character's friends, is making me rage. But I'll stick it out. Because my friend told me to. :|
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 07, 2017, 12:14:21 AM
I watched The Secret World of Arietty and really enjoyed it.  :)


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Post by: Lhianneth on August 07, 2017, 01:54:00 AM
I watched The Secret World of Arietty and really enjoyed it.  :)


Ponyfan

I had mixed feelings about that one. The pacing was very strange. :(
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 12, 2017, 05:45:40 AM
Started watching Black Lagoon. OMGS these people are totally unhinged.


Not sure if I like it.

I'm trying out Beezlebub. It's weird and kinda funny.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Haruna on August 20, 2017, 07:33:34 PM
I watched The Secret World of Arietty and really enjoyed it.  :)


Ponyfan
Studio Ghibli FTW! :) I like that movie, too.

And now we're watching Your Lie in April, which is making me hideously angry.

It's supposed to be feel-good, slice-of-life, but the premise behind the story, and the lack of understanding from the main character's friends, is making me rage. But I'll stick it out. Because my friend told me to. :|

Your Lie In April . . . so many feels. Do you mean the lack of understanding for Kaori and her situation? At times I was irritated to see how Kousei treated her (though she isn't always great towards him). I enjoyed watching the series, but it has so many emotional ups and downs I haven't rewatched it or I'd cry too much, lol. There are some great moments in it, though, and I would definitely recommend it like your friend did -- it explores love and loss and some deep stuff. And as a piano player, too, I find it interesting.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Lhianneth on August 21, 2017, 08:27:43 AM
Your Lie In April . . . so many feels. Do you mean the lack of understanding for Kaori and her situation? At times I was irritated to see how Kousei treated her (though she isn't always great towards him). I enjoyed watching the series, but it has so many emotional ups and downs I haven't rewatched it or I'd cry too much, lol. There are some great moments in it, though, and I would definitely recommend it like your friend did -- it explores love and loss and some deep stuff. And as a piano player, too, I find it interesting.

Ah. Actually. More the fact that Kousei's friends pushed him back into piano, while at least two of them knew of his history/the situation with his mother. I get that they were trying to help him, and that they're just teenagers, but it was extremely misguided in my opinion, and his "recovery" didn't seem particularly sincere or realistic to me. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, and I did finish it, but I feel like there were some seriously terrible things that people did to that kid.

The final roof scene could have resolved a lot of those things for me, but obviously that didn't happen. I found the final concert and the letter to both be a cop-out by comparison. Honestly, the amount of trauma visited on Kousei, and the remark that his mother's friend made about his "moving on" made me feel pretty sick watching the show. I think I must not have been the target audience, because I didn't find it romantic at all. It felt very exploitative.

We started March Comes in Like a Lion/Sangatsu no lion immediately after, and while it has some very similar themes (doing something you're good at because of familial pressure, or because you think you're obligated to because you're good at it; loss of family members and the grieving process that follows; problematic love stories and relationships that aren't 100% honest), it handles those themes with a lot more delicacy and skill.


Edit: I just remembered we have spoiler tags. XD;

Spoilers of what I felt about Your Lie in April:


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Post by: Haruna on August 26, 2017, 02:52:36 AM
Ah. Actually. More the fact that Kousei's friends pushed him back into piano, while at least two of them knew of his history/the situation with his mother. I get that they were trying to help him, and that they're just teenagers, but it was extremely misguided in my opinion, and his "recovery" didn't seem particularly sincere or realistic to me. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, and I did finish it, but I feel like there were some seriously terrible things that people did to that kid.

The final roof scene could have resolved a lot of those things for me, but obviously that didn't happen. I found the final concert and the letter to both be a cop-out by comparison. Honestly, the amount of trauma visited on Kousei, and the remark that his mother's friend made about his "moving on" made me feel pretty sick watching the show. I think I must not have been the target audience, because I didn't find it romantic at all. It felt very exploitative.

We started March Comes in Like a Lion/Sangatsu no lion immediately after, and while it has some very similar themes (doing something you're good at because of familial pressure, or because you think you're obligated to because you're good at it; loss of family members and the grieving process that follows; problematic love stories and relationships that aren't 100% honest), it handles those themes with a lot more delicacy and skill.


Edit: I just remembered we have spoiler tags. XD;

Spoilers of what I felt about Your Lie in April:


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I actually hadn't though about it that way before, but I can see what you mean. I think Kaori's "lie in April"

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 06, 2017, 02:55:00 PM
I'm thinking about watching The Secret World of Arietty.


Ponyfan

You'll like it, its got the Studio Ghibli charm of mixing the everyday with the enchanting. As well as a gorgeous soundtrack.  Its based off The Borrowers.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 06, 2017, 06:45:55 PM
Thanks Leave a Whisper. :) I did enjoy it although the ending was a little sad.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 06, 2017, 09:01:29 PM
Thanks Leave a Whisper. :) I did enjoy it although the ending was a little sad.

Ponyfan

Yeah.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on September 07, 2017, 06:23:01 AM
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I'm trying out Beezlebub. It's weird and kinda funny.
I like the bickering between the characters.

I like that one too. I watch and episode or two every now and then.

Currently I am watching Elegant Yokai apartment life and Saiyuki reload blast on crunchyroll. Its been so long since I watched Saiyuki that I forgot what the hell is going on. wasn't that one from the 90's?
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 07, 2017, 05:39:03 PM
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I'm trying out Beezlebub. It's weird and kinda funny.
I like the bickering between the characters.

I like that one too. I watch and episode or two every now and then.

Currently I am watching Elegant Yokai apartment life and Saiyuki reload blast on crunchyroll. Its been so long since I watched Saiyuki that I forgot what the hell is going on. wasn't that one from the 90's?

hahaha me too!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 16, 2017, 04:57:38 AM
I was watching part of the anime version of The Little Mermaid on YouTube and am wondering if it's worth watching the whole thing? I know it follows the original ending of the story and not the Disney version.

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 16, 2017, 09:07:35 PM
Just saw that they're finally releasing Gundam Wing on Blu-Ray.  I may have to upgrade my DVDs since that's my favorite anime!
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Post by: Ponyfan on October 18, 2017, 06:13:47 PM
I still want to get the anime version of The Little Mermaid. I checked Barnes and Noble today and they had a lot of new Studio Ghibli/ Spirited Away/ My Neighbor Totoro merch.

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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 18, 2017, 07:27:38 PM
Check the Rightstuf Anime website.  They might have it.  And they always do a big sale around Christmas so it's worth checking.
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Post by: TornadoLovesMelody on October 21, 2017, 09:43:20 AM
For those of you asking about Kimi no na wa - It's a movie with feels.
Same goes for Koe no Katachi.
And yes, I too loved Akatsuki no Yona.

If you're in to the reversed harems, like Ouran high school and Watashi ga motete Dousunda you may also like Yamato nadeshiki henge and Kaichou wa maid-sama.
Even Pretear has a nice ending :)

I liked the adventuruous Shingeki no kyojin and Death note (only 1st season - this one is supposively acceptable in English)
And the more thought out Death parade and Paranoia Agent.

For heartbreak I watched Fukumenkei noise.
Other series that I enjoyed were
Re-life (start your life over)
Eromanga Sensei (Very ecchi but very cute, similar to Oreimo)
Yosuga no Sora (ecchi but still beautiful)
Ajin (1st season - mutant humans)
Blood and Blood + (vampires)
Elfen Lied (short but lovely)

Ony of my favorites : Another  (it goes under the horror cathegory but isn't ver scary )
And something I'm currently following :  Yokai apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou  (an orphan moves into a ghost house)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Stormness_1 on November 04, 2017, 05:07:30 AM
Just got back into anime, so I have a lot of catching up to do. So things I've seen some/all of and enjoyed are:

Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon Crystal
Dragon Ball Series
One Piece
Ouran High School Host Club
Steins Gate
Fullmetal Alchemist
Black Butler
Cardcaptor Sakura
YuGiOh

So I like a good mix of stuff. I did see Your Name, it's actually better than I was expecting, I was pretty moved, more than by Spirited Away. But I'm really into the whole love story thing ATM for some reason!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Harmonie on November 04, 2017, 02:48:11 PM
If anyone here subscribes to Crunchyroll DO NOT visit the website right now. It has been hacked and will automatically download a malicious software onto your computer called "Crunchy Viewer" or something like that.

I'm lucky because I didn't visit the website today before finding out about this, hope you all see this before, as well!

EDIT: According to CR's Twitter, it's okay now and should be fine to visit.
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Post by: Stormness_1 on November 05, 2017, 11:39:29 AM
So glad my VPN has no data left, no crunchyroll for me!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on November 06, 2017, 08:50:17 PM
I’ve watched most of Sailor Moon (90’s version) and Sailor Moon Crystal seasons 1 and 2 and am undecided about Season 3 of the 90’s anime.

I want to see the anime The Little Mermaid. Does anyone have any anime recommendations? I’ve tried looking on Netflix but there’s so many choices I get overwhelmed. I tried Glitter Force/Pretty Cure but can’t seem to get ion to it.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 06, 2017, 10:13:18 PM
Is this the version of The Little Mermaid you're looking for?

https://www.rightstufanime.com/Hans-Christian-Andersens-The-Little-Mermaid-DVD

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Post by: Ponyfan on November 06, 2017, 11:17:00 PM
Thanks Pokeyonekenobie. That’s the one I’m looking for. :)


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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: zombienixon on November 07, 2017, 02:00:15 AM
I've been binge-watching a series called Ghost Stories ever since I went to a panel about it with one of the VAs at a convention I was at last weekend. The best way to describe it is that it's an Abridged Series before those became a thing (I'm pretty sure it predates Youtube), done by actual professionals. The VAs and writers were given almost complete freedom to do or say whatever they wanted, so the end result is absolutely hilarious. I have no idea how I've never heard of this before.
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Post by: Carrehz on November 09, 2017, 02:33:08 PM
Hehe, I've seen a lot of clips of Ghost Stories, it's hilarious from what I've seen. Is it worth watching?
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Post by: zombienixon on November 10, 2017, 03:56:12 AM
Hehe, I've seen a lot of clips of Ghost Stories, it's hilarious from what I've seen. Is it worth watching?

I certainly think so. I'm about halfway through the series.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Haruna on November 11, 2017, 02:53:57 AM
For those of you asking about Kimi no na wa - It's a movie with feels.
Same goes for Koe no Katachi.
And yes, I too loved Akatsuki no Yona.

If you're in to the reversed harems, like Ouran high school and Watashi ga motete Dousunda you may also like Yamato nadeshiki henge and Kaichou wa maid-sama.
Even Pretear has a nice ending :)
We have a lot of similar tastes! I loved Koe no Katachi (anime and manga version) and Akatsuki no Yona, and Kaichou wa maid-sama. And Pretear! It's been a while since I've seen that one.

If anyone here subscribes to Crunchyroll DO NOT visit the website right now. It has been hacked and will automatically download a malicious software onto your computer called "Crunchy Viewer" or something like that.

I'm lucky because I didn't visit the website today before finding out about this, hope you all see this before, as well!

EDIT: According to CR's Twitter, it's okay now and should be fine to visit.
:crazy: Thanks for the warning! I watch a lot of anime on Crunchyroll. Good thing they're back now.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: DazzleKitty on November 13, 2017, 02:47:46 AM
My mom and I started the first season of Food Wars. It is hilarious. XD
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Post by: Ponyfan on November 28, 2017, 10:15:25 PM
I finally ordered the anime version of The Little Mermaid. :) I'm excited to watch it.


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Post by: Ponyfan on December 02, 2017, 07:57:54 PM
I watched the anime Little Mermaid and even though I'm a big fan of Disney's version I love this one also. It was really late when I was watching and I missed a few things so I'm to rewatch some parts of it later today.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Stormness_1 on December 02, 2017, 10:56:56 PM
Finally getting around to watching Kamisama Kiss. Have read up to all but the last volume of the manga, and watched the first season of the anime so far. It skips out a lot of characters and storylines... If they progressed it slower I think they could probably have got another season out of it at least, and the story would be much more rounded. The relationships are a bit forced, as is Nanami's power, I mean she's pretty mary-sue in the manga, but they sure ramped it up for the anime! And the dub... Tatum? Really?! As much as I love Tatum, I was hoping for something a little different for Tomoe, mostly because his role as a familiar is so darned butler-like.
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 19, 2018, 12:35:16 AM
I've started watching the first part of Sailor Moon S.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Carrehz on February 19, 2018, 04:38:45 PM
I finally got round to watching Wedding Peach in January (been meaning to watch it for about 10 years now :P). I really enjoyed it! Didn't enjoy the OVA (Wedding Peach DX) as much (too much fanservice for me) but the main series was awesome. It's a shame most people just write it off as a "Sailor Moon ripoff", since it's really it's own thing.
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Post by: ringwraith10 on February 22, 2018, 01:32:24 AM
I was watching Clannad and loving it/crying to death, but I took a break from watching it while I was moving. The other day I just went back onto Amazon Prime to watch it again and they've removed it! I own season 1 on DVD but I was watching season 2 and now I guess I need to buy it on DVD, too. :( Anime is so expensive. :( :( :(

Anyway, today I started watching Fate/Stay Night, but this is one of those really convoluted series where I'm not sure what order to watch/play the entries in it, so I might have to go back and watch a different entry first? I think the one that's on Netflix is the newest/last entry you're supposed to watch, and that's what I just started...
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 22, 2018, 04:32:09 PM
I was watching Clannad and loving it/crying to death, but I took a break from watching it while I was moving. The other day I just went back onto Amazon Prime to watch it again and they've removed it! I own season 1 on DVD but I was watching season 2 and now I guess I need to buy it on DVD, too. :( Anime is so expensive. :( :( :(

See if you can get it from your library.  I know my library has it so ask if they can do an Interlibrary Loan if they don't already have it.  Some libraries charge for this service but it's still cheaper than buying some of the anime series.  Also you can check rightstufanime.com and see if they have it on sale.  I know they have a really good sale between Black Friday and Christmas but they have other sales during the year as well.

Also, started watching my Blu-Ray of Gundam Wing.  So glad I splurged and got the collector's box.  The extras are unreleased episodes previously known as Odds and Evens, which I only saw parts of on YouTube years ago.  :D
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 24, 2018, 03:38:33 AM
I am binge watching Sailor Moon S part 1 and I have to say that I was very surprised to see that one part in the tea ceremony episode where Chibiusa meets the random boy in the park. I was totally not expecting that.


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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on March 04, 2018, 03:01:47 PM
What are everyone’s thoughts on In Your Corner of the World and From Up On Poppy Hill?

Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 04, 2018, 03:40:23 PM
What are everyone’s thoughts on In Your Corner of the World and From Up On Poppy Hill?

Ponyfan

I really like From Up On Poppy Hill.  It's a super cute slice of life.

In Your Corner of the World was harder to watch because you know what's coming and you spend the whole time wondering "is this the part?  or is this the part?  is this the part?!" which makes it a bit stressful.  And because it's a slice of life during WWII, there are some sad parts, but it was still really good.
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Post by: Harmonie on March 04, 2018, 08:01:47 PM
If anyone likes cuteness, I just have to say How To Keep a Mummy is ridiculously cute. You probably wouldn't think so from that title, but it is! Just don't think too much about the series and embrace the cuteness because it is sooo darn cute, I can't even.
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Post by: ringwraith10 on March 05, 2018, 05:08:25 AM
I'm having a lot of trouble finding something good to watch. I started to re-watch Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, but I'm not really into it. I also started Fate/Stay Night, but... I dunno. I'm not really into that, either. I guess I'm having a slump. I need recommendations! Harmonie -- "How to Keep a Mummy" sounds interesting. I'm probably in the mood for something cute. :)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on March 06, 2018, 02:17:16 AM
What are everyone’s thoughts on In Your Corner of the World and From Up On Poppy Hill?

Ponyfan

I really like From Up On Poppy Hill.  It's a super cute slice of life.

In Your Corner of the World was harder to watch because you know what's coming and you spend the whole time wondering "is this the part?  or is this the part?  is this the part?!" which makes it a bit stressful.  And because it's a slice of life during WWII, there are some sad parts, but it was still really good.


Thank you pokeyonekenobie. I’ll probably end up buying both of them. :)

I’m having a hard time staying interested in Pretty Cure/Glitter Force. At least the version that’s on Netflix. I’ve only watched 3 episodes.


Ponyfan
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Post by: ringwraith10 on March 06, 2018, 04:10:00 AM
What are everyone’s thoughts on In Your Corner of the World and From Up On Poppy Hill?

Ponyfan
I started to read the In Your Corner of the World manga, but I don't really like the art style so I haven't finished it. I haven't seen the movie yet but I think it's waiting for me at the library! I liked From Up On Poppy Hill when I saw it, though it's not my favorite Ghibli movie. It was pretty good, though.
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 31, 2018, 03:57:26 PM
Thanks ringwraith10 . :)

Does anyone have any thoughts on Your Name? It looks interesting.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 02, 2018, 04:18:25 AM
Thanks ringwraith10 . :)

Does anyone have any thoughts on Your Name? It looks interesting.


Ponyfan

I haven't seen it yet but my friend said it was good.
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Post by: beajjai033 on April 03, 2018, 01:46:38 PM
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Does anyone have any thoughts on Your Name? It looks interesting.


Ponyfan

I love it ^.^
It can be a bit confusing with the timelines and all that but once you get the hang of it, it's a nice touch to the high school nostalgia. Especially if you like the sort of fantasy thing.

What are everyone’s thoughts on In Your Corner of the World and From Up On Poppy Hill?

Ponyfan

In Your Corner of the World, the storyline is quite simple (I prefer Your Name) as the main character is a simple village girl. The romance part is cute though, and I like that the feels are not too heavy on this one, at least for me. *cough5cmpersecondcough*
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Post by: Taffeta on April 06, 2018, 12:11:56 AM
Thanks ringwraith10 . :)

Does anyone have any thoughts on Your Name? It looks interesting.


Ponyfan

I love this film ;) In Japanese it's called Kimi no Na Wa, which carries the nuance pretty much of "Your name is..?" and that resonates more to me with the story.

It does for me what Lala land should have done, but wasn't brave enough to because Hollywood is too mainstream. I didn't really get excited about Lala Land although there were plaudits and awards being thrown at it, it was fine but pretty predictable.  Kimi no Na Wa/Your Name was out at the same time and I think it's much better. If you have a chance to, I recommend watching it :) I don't think it's confusing, but I dunno, did you watch it in English? I don't know how they dubbed it, as I've only seen it in Japanese, and sometimes translations sweep across important things and details go missing :/

Ironically both films were in cinemas when I was in Japan. I got such weird looks from the people waiting to see Lala Land because I was obviously a foreigner yet obviously going to see a Japanese film (not Kimi no Na Wa, a different one).

I'm not a huge fan of Ghibli. I like a couple but that's it. I guess that probably makes me an alien.
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 06, 2018, 06:04:16 PM
Thanks everyone. :)

I just ordered Your Name and In This Corner of the World online. I’ll probabbly pick up From Up on Poppy Hill in store.




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Post by: Ponyfan on April 12, 2018, 10:31:35 PM
My anime movies came yesterday and I'm planning on picking up Fromm Up From Poppy Hill this weekend. :)



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Post by: Taffeta on April 12, 2018, 10:47:20 PM
My anime movies came yesterday and I'm planning on picking up Fromm Up From Poppy Hill this weekend. :)



Ponyfan

Yay :O) Let us know how you find them :D

I am slowly working my way through Crunchyroll's selection in between research papers...
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Post by: ringwraith10 on April 15, 2018, 05:11:22 AM
Does anyone have any thoughts on Your Name? It looks interesting.


Ponyfan
It's sooooo good! I saw it pretty recently, and as soon as I watched the movie I ordered the manga. And the third (and last) volume of the manga just came out in English!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on April 25, 2018, 01:04:29 AM
I haven’t  watched Your Name, From Up on Poppy Hill or In This Corner of the World yet. I picked up Sailor Moon Super S part 1 (Viz dub) today.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Olympus on May 03, 2018, 02:44:42 AM
My sister and I grew up on anime. I have some treasured memories of us going to the library to scour the shelves for new VHS tapes of our favorites or new ones that we've never heard of.

I don't watch it as much as I used to, but I still watch it from time to time. Most things in the idol or magical girl genres are my weakness.

Has anyone seen that Sanrio mini-series/anime? 'Aggurestuko' or something like that. I don't have Netflix right now, but from the clips I've seen, it looks hilarious.
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Post by: tikibirds on May 03, 2018, 08:57:34 AM
Is that the one with the angry racoon or tanuki? not sure what she is supposed to be.
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Post by: Uninu on May 03, 2018, 09:05:24 AM
I love Aggretsuko! Her raging really speaks to me. XD
Tikibirds: Retsuko is a red panda.
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Post by: Carrehz on May 03, 2018, 02:28:34 PM
Aggretsuko is awesome!! I need to catch up on it :) I love Retsuko, she's a cutie.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 03, 2018, 09:13:26 PM
Started watching the Azure Striker Gunvolt anime.
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Post by: Prince_Sunbeam on May 17, 2018, 01:51:14 AM
I just started watching Seven Deadly Sins and am totally hooked!
Ive never been super into anime, I did watch Inuyasha about 13 years ago but just fell away from it. My wife grew up watching Sailor Moon and started collecting the DVDs so we've recently seen a few of those.
Any other recommendations?
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Post by: beajjai033 on May 17, 2018, 02:13:48 AM
I just started watching Seven Deadly Sins and am totally hooked!

Glad to hear that! I love that series~ :lovey:
I love King! Which one is your favorite?
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 17, 2018, 02:18:04 PM
I just started watching Seven Deadly Sins and am totally hooked!
Ive never been super into anime, I did watch Inuyasha about 13 years ago but just fell away from it. My wife grew up watching Sailor Moon and started collecting the DVDs so we've recently seen a few of those.
Any other recommendations?

Assassination Classroom.  It's hilarious and a bit macabre, but the end of the series was so sweet it made me cry.  I recommend it to everyone.
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Post by: Prince_Sunbeam on May 17, 2018, 03:20:48 PM
I just started watching Seven Deadly Sins and am totally hooked!

Glad to hear that! I love that series~ :lovey:
I love King! Which one is your favorite?

So far Meliodus is my favorite (sexism aside..), but Im only a few episodes in- King appears in the next episode, I'll likely watch tonight.
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Post by: Einhornbaby on May 17, 2018, 04:56:13 PM
I just started watching Seven Deadly Sins and am totally hooked!

Glad to hear that! I love that series~ :lovey:
I love King! Which one is your favorite?


that series is soooo great, I enjoyed every second :D :D My favourite is Ban!
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Post by: Taffeta on May 18, 2018, 09:29:03 AM
Working my way through Crunchyroll's streaming catalogue is my destress option when I'm spending time working seriously on notes or something else related to my PhD.

I've most recently rewatched Koruda which is a nostalgic favourite for me and always will be thanks to the seiyuu pranks in the live events...

I've also recently rewatched Erased and Charlotte.

In terms of newer anime for me, I've watched Chihayafuru and reminded myself that I really do hate waka. But it's a series that really shouldn't work and yet it really does. Glad there will be a season 3 but not for a long time.

Also Classroom of the Elite...because I really relate with the main character- his school experience and mine quite similar thus far...

What else have I watched lately?

Oh yeah, some weird but very cute thing about keeping a Mummy as a pet.

I am literally just clicking on stuff randomly and watching it at the moment but it's fun that way too.

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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 18, 2018, 07:40:58 PM
Just finished watching Ultimate Otaku Teacher.  It's hilarious and has a lot of other show references.
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Post by: Stormness_1 on May 19, 2018, 11:14:11 PM
I'm kind of obsessed with One Piece at the moment.. I read the manga and then go back and watch the anime, because manga just doesn't work as well for the fight scenes.
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 25, 2018, 12:27:12 PM
Does anyone remember the old Nickelodeon show Noozles about the Koala that came to life when Sandy rubbed noses with him? I just found out last night that this show is actually an anime from Japan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OBGh-N8a04

Ponyfan

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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on May 25, 2018, 05:17:42 PM
Aggretsuko is soooooo adorable!  Much LOVE <3
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Post by: kakenterprise on May 26, 2018, 01:01:53 AM
I started/finished season 1 of Made In Abyss.   
It's a great story and the art work is some of the best I've seen in an Anime.


Also I'm hooked on My Hero Academia, I can't wait for a new episode tomorrow. 
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Post by: Carrehz on May 29, 2018, 11:23:45 PM
Has anyone else seen Mary and the Witch's Flower? I saw it yesterday, it's a very cute film :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 31, 2018, 12:41:31 AM
I finished Sailor Moon Season 4 part 1 Viz dub. I’m hoping to finally watch Your Name this weekend. I haven’t seen Mary and the Witch’s Flower yet. I’m still trying to watch Pretty Cure/Glitter Force but just can’t seem to get into it.

Ponyfan
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Post by: tikibirds on June 02, 2018, 05:10:59 AM
Almost finished with Naruto. I don't know if thats a good or bad thing because I watched almost all 700 episodes and all the movies in less then a year  :blink:
Also just finished Spirit Pact. I think this one is Chinese, not Japanese in origin..which is kind of strange because I remember reading that any non straight relationships were banned in media over there. Although it is never said outright, the 2 main characters seem to be in love with each other.

This season I am watching Gegege no Kitaro and Kakuriyo: bed and breakfast for spirits.

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Oh yeah, some weird but very cute thing about keeping a Mummy as a pet.
I got that one on my list.
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Post by: Taffeta on June 02, 2018, 05:33:03 PM
I started watching Spirit Pact too in my random Crunchyroll viewing but I didn't get into it really yet. I will probably go back to it as my anime watching is always dictated by my current mood and what appeals to me as a result...sometimes I am more interested in magical type things, sometimes slice of life...

 I agree about it being Chinese - but I am guessing it could be Taiwanese?

I did see a couple of episodes of magical girl Ore which is possibly the most crack thing I've seen all year but maybe just too crack for me to take it seriously enough to actually watch it all...

Though I did watch the whole of the Mummy anime...so...who knows?

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Post by: ringwraith10 on June 04, 2018, 06:36:12 PM
I just started watching Seven Deadly Sins and am totally hooked!
Ive never been super into anime, I did watch Inuyasha about 13 years ago but just fell away from it. My wife grew up watching Sailor Moon and started collecting the DVDs so we've recently seen a few of those.
Any other recommendations?

Assassination Classroom.  It's hilarious and a bit macabre, but the end of the series was so sweet it made me cry.  I recommend it to everyone.
Ooh I've been really interested in Assassination Classroom. I think I might try the manga first, though? Any thoughts on that?
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Post by: SaraMari on June 04, 2018, 07:38:57 PM
I'm currently 3/4 through my 4 (5?) Rewatch of my fave anime Revolutionary Girl Utena. I plan to watch Tiger and Bunny and Made in Abyss afterwards. I watched Houseki no Kuni and The Ancient Magnus Bride last fall but didn't haven't gotten into anything for spring
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 04, 2018, 09:02:10 PM
I just started watching Seven Deadly Sins and am totally hooked!
Ive never been super into anime, I did watch Inuyasha about 13 years ago but just fell away from it. My wife grew up watching Sailor Moon and started collecting the DVDs so we've recently seen a few of those.
Any other recommendations?

Assassination Classroom.  It's hilarious and a bit macabre, but the end of the series was so sweet it made me cry.  I recommend it to everyone.
Ooh I've been really interested in Assassination Classroom. I think I might try the manga first, though? Any thoughts on that?

I've not read the manga so I don't know how it compares.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 06, 2018, 07:08:20 AM
I just watched Your Name and it's really good. :)


Ponyfan
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Post by: ringwraith10 on June 06, 2018, 01:51:35 PM
I just watched Your Name and it's really good. :)


Ponyfan

It is soooo good! :heart:

I just watched Mary and the Witch's Flower and that was pretty good, too! It definitely had a Studio Ghibli feel.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 06, 2018, 06:32:27 PM
I think Your Name is going to be one of my favorite anime movies. :)  I still need to watch In This Corner of the  World and Up From Poppy Hill. Is Satalite Girl and Milk Cow anime? I don’t think that one really interests me though.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on June 06, 2018, 10:11:51 PM
I just watched Your Name and it's really good. :)


Ponyfan

Yay :D I was so sure you'd love it! So glad I was right <3
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Post by: Carrehz on June 06, 2018, 10:32:02 PM
I just watched Your Name and it's really good. :)


Ponyfan

It is soooo good! :heart:

I just watched Mary and the Witch's Flower and that was pretty good, too! It definitely had a Studio Ghibli feel.

yessss it's so good!! Apparently it was made by some ex-Ghibli workers. I liked it a lot ^^
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Post by: ringwraith10 on June 06, 2018, 11:13:03 PM
I just watched Your Name and it's really good. :)


Ponyfan

It is soooo good! :heart:

I just watched Mary and the Witch's Flower and that was pretty good, too! It definitely had a Studio Ghibli feel.

yessss it's so good!! Apparently it was made by some ex-Ghibli workers. I liked it a lot ^^

Yes, and Miazaki (sp?) was consulted on the making of the film so he's in the credits. When I saw that their logo looked a lot like the Ghibli logo I had to look it up. :)
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 07, 2018, 02:35:13 AM
I just watched Your Name and it's really good. :)


Ponyfan

Yay :D I was so sure you'd love it! So glad I was right <3


:D


I really like the instuamental song near the end of the movie too .



Ponyfan

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Post by: ringwraith10 on June 08, 2018, 02:09:55 AM
I just watched In This Corner of the World. It was rough. Maybe not as bad as Grave of the Fireflies, but still pretty brutal. I kinda want to try to read the manga again. I had started it before but stopped reading because I didn't really like the art style.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 08, 2018, 04:56:47 AM
I also just watched In This Corner of the World. I liked it for the most part but it is brutal in parts. I feel like it sort of lulls you into forgetting that it takes place during World War II and then suddenly reminds you of that fact in very dramatic ways. And there were several things that happened I wasn't expecting. 

There were also a couple of scenes I had to rewatch to see if I saw what I thought I saw. Like in the very beginning when Suzu sees the hungry girl peeking down at them through a hole in the ceiling.  And that one scene right at the end of the movie was a little too graphic for me.

I think I'll rewatch it from time to time but it won't get as many repeat viewings as some of my other anime movies.

My copy came with a little preview book of the manga. It was interesting to read after watching the movie but I'm not sure if I want to read the whole manga.

Ponyfan
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Post by: ringwraith10 on June 08, 2018, 05:22:44 AM
Yeah that scene at the end made me wonder why the movie was only rated PG-13. But I guess it might be good for kids (older kids) to see the movie to understand the history. Maybe the parents could just turn it off right before the end?
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Post by: tikibirds on June 08, 2018, 10:26:08 AM
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I started watching Spirit Pact too in my random Crunchyroll viewing but I didn't get into it really yet. I will probably go back to it as my anime watching is always dictated by my current mood and what appeals to me as a result...sometimes I am more interested in magical type things, sometimes slice of life...

 I agree about it being Chinese - but I am guessing it could be Taiwanese?

I did see a couple of episodes of magical girl Ore which is possibly the most crack thing I've seen all year but maybe just too crack for me to take it seriously enough to actually watch it all...
Though I did watch the whole of the Mummy anime...so...who knows?
I kinda feel like something got lost in translation with Spirit Pact. Its not the greatest of stories but I still liked it.

I have less then 40 episodes of Naruto left to go.
Not sure how I feel about having finished almost 700 episodes and like 15 movies in less then a year...
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 08, 2018, 05:28:33 PM
Yeah that scene at the end made me wonder why the movie was only rated PG-13. But I guess it might be good for kids (older kids) to see the movie to understand the history. Maybe the parents could just turn it off right before the end?



I thought the film did a pretty good job of depicting the tragedy of war appropriately for the film's rating except for that scene at the end and for a little of the dialouge (more of a surprise that it went in to that much detail about what happened to the victims) I like that the film is told completley from the Japanese perspective.


I agree that if parents are letting their kids watch this they probably need to turn it off before that scene. I think the animators could have accomplished the same effect they were going for without being quite that graphic. I will be skipping over that scene myself when I rewatch the movie.



Ponyfan
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Post by: tikibirds on June 13, 2018, 03:42:16 AM
I just finished Naruto. I don't know what to do with my life now.

I need something new to binge watch.  :lookround:
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 13, 2018, 01:31:10 PM
I just finished My Love Story.  It's adorable.

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Post by: Ponyfan on June 13, 2018, 06:02:42 PM
I’m also looking for anime recommendations. My Walmart stores are starting to stock more Studio Ghibli movies since they’ve moved from Disney to Ghibli Kids.

 

Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on June 14, 2018, 05:49:23 AM
I'm now rewatching Ouran. I still think it's totally crack, although I also think the questions it raises about gender roles are interesting. What with Haruhi not really caring about being mistaken for a boy, and not fitting the stereotypes...and all the other things going on.

I am pretending that watching anime helps with my Japanese work. It's good to pretend.
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Post by: tikibirds on June 14, 2018, 09:56:36 AM
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I’m also looking for anime recommendations. My Walmart stores are starting to stock more Studio Ghibli movies since they’ve moved from Disney to Ghibli Kids.

 
Honestly, I only liked The Cat returns, Howls moving Castle and Spirited away. The one with the little people was good too. Normally I hate subtitles but for some reason, I really do not like the dubbing of these. I know they are all done by famous actors but is like the voices do not match the characters.

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I'm now rewatching Ouran. I still think it's totally crack, although I also think the questions it raises about gender roles are interesting. What with Haruhi not really caring about being mistaken for a boy, and not fitting the stereotypes...and all the other things going on.

I suppose having a crossdressing father helped.
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Post by: Taffeta on June 14, 2018, 10:07:50 AM
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I’m also looking for anime recommendations. My Walmart stores are starting to stock more Studio Ghibli movies since they’ve moved from Disney to Ghibli Kids.

 
Honestly, I only liked The Cat returns, Howls moving Castle and Spirited away. The one with the little people was good too. Normally I hate subtitles but for some reason, I really do not like the dubbing of these. I know they are all done by famous actors but is like the voices do not match the characters.

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I'm now rewatching Ouran. I still think it's totally crack, although I also think the questions it raises about gender roles are interesting. What with Haruhi not really caring about being mistaken for a boy, and not fitting the stereotypes...and all the other things going on.

I suppose having a crossdressing father helped.

I am not really a fan of Ghibli either. I like a couple. Spirited Away and Mononoke-hime are ok, and the one based on the borrowers which I cannot remember the name of for some reason right now. But I always feel like Ghibli are like the Japanese Disney...and if you only ever watched Disney, you'd miss a lot of cool other stuff...

Not a fan of dubs either, but that's personal preference and I admit, I'm also not a fan of subs. Subs are more often correct to the original than dubs, but they usually both take liberties and I like to know what is actually being said in the story, not what some other person decided to render it as...

Re Ouran - yes indeed :D
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Post by: tikibirds on June 19, 2018, 07:38:26 AM
Normally, if there is a dubbed version, I would prefer that. I would rather have the translation make sense to me, as an American then to have the original Japanese version of something that would make no sense to me. Plus, I miss 1/2 of it anyways because I can't read that fast. I know there are a lot of SUBS ONLY people out there, especially on FB groups but.. Dubs please. If subs are the only option, I will watch that way though. The exceptions being the Ghibli movies because the voices don;t match the characters and Hetalia because of the way that show is, I usually can't hear/understand what they are saying.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 19, 2018, 08:36:20 PM
I also prefer dubbed anime over subtitles as I feel like if I’m having to read the subtitles to understand what the characters are saying it takes away from my enjoyment of the movie. That being said I have watched some short scenes that were only subtitled and it didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would.

I’m open to anime from other companies besides Studio Ghibli also. :)

I’m been considering Wedding Peach. Is there a place to watch it in English?

Ponyfan

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Post by: Maddie on June 19, 2018, 08:52:37 PM
I watch a lot of subbed, but the English teacher in me makes it easy to keep up with subtitles. It’s not that I overly prefer them, but of the dub is overly different from the sub I prefer the sub. Many times I end up watching both to compare. I was on a big kick on anime for a while during the school year. Right now there isn’t much on Hulu and Netflix minus my waiting on new seasons. I’m waiting for the rest of Tokyo Ghoul to be put up on Hulu before I start it.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 19, 2018, 09:39:47 PM
I've been watching Emma: A Victorian Romance.  It's cute so far.

It doesn't have a dub, so I have to read it, but I sometimes wonder how the translation is because the words at the bottom won't say a name but the character speaking clearly said "Emma" while talking to or about her to someone else.  I've also noticed spelling and grammatical errors in the subtitles so sometimes it takes a minute to figure out what they were trying to say.  However, if I could ever manage to break into voice acting it's one that I'd love to do.
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Post by: Carrehz on June 19, 2018, 10:56:39 PM
I’m been considering Wedding Peach. Is there a place to watch it in English?

Ponyfan

aaaa I would definitely recommend Wedding Peach!!! I finally got round to watching it this year and it's so good :D I'm pretty sure the dub's online, I'm not sure if there's any official streaming places for it though (I prefer subs). I do know the DVDs are out of print >_< Having a heck of a time trying to find the ones I'm missing.

good luck finding it!! It's really good!
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 20, 2018, 04:12:49 PM
I’m been considering Wedding Peach. Is there a place to watch it in English?

Ponyfan

aaaa I would definitely recommend Wedding Peach!!! I finally got round to watching it this year and it's so good :D I'm pretty sure the dub's online, I'm not sure if there's any official streaming places for it though (I prefer subs). I do know the DVDs are out of print >_< Having a heck of a time trying to find the ones I'm missing.

good luck finding it!! It's really good!


I did find some episodes on Youtube but it looks like someone held a mesh screen up to their TV before recording them. :(

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I will keep looking though as it looks like a series I would really enjoy once I got in to it.


I watched From Up on Poppy Hill I liked it but not as much as the other Studio Ghibli movies I've seen so far.


Ponyfan

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Post by: Taffeta on June 20, 2018, 09:06:02 PM
I've been watching Emma: A Victorian Romance.  It's cute so far.

It doesn't have a dub, so I have to read it, but I sometimes wonder how the translation is because the words at the bottom won't say a name but the character speaking clearly said "Emma" while talking to or about her to someone else.  I've also noticed spelling and grammatical errors in the subtitles so sometimes it takes a minute to figure out what they were trying to say.  However, if I could ever manage to break into voice acting it's one that I'd love to do.


The reason for that is probably the difference in how Japanese uses terms of address vs how English does. For example, in Japanese, it's not uncommon to use someone's name to refer to someone, rather than the words for 'he' and 'she'. It can also be more polite to use someone's name than 'you'. Those words do exist, but to literally translate that over without accommodating cultural norms in English would mean you'd have a character standing in front of Emma saying "And what does Emma want?" as opposed to "and what do you want?" (Emma wa nani ga hoshii no ka?)

So that's why.  Although if the spelling and grammar is also suspect...*shrug*. There are some subtitles like that as well :/

I totally respect people's personal preferences about dubs and subs and I don't get involved in dub vs sub politics, because I don't really love either.

My general position on this is not that dubs or subs shouldn't exist, but that they could do a lot better in servicing their audiences.

I find the pronunciation of Japanese names in dubs pretty painful, but my real issue with dubs is the obsessive need they have to Westernise things that don't need Westernising. For example, I remember one instance of a character in Bleach who in Japanese, resolutely insists on the other characters not calling him by his first name because he hates it. In the English dub, however, his first name is always used. The character's nuances are completely different in the dub. I really don't like this.

Add to this that I hate the compulsive need by some series to rename the characters. It drives me up the wall whenever anyone refers to Sailor Moon as Serena, because that is so not her name. I am less bothered by Ash and company because getting hold of Japanese Pokemon episodes is a lot harder to do...but the principle is the same. Is Satoshi really that hard to say? I wonder...

I also have an issue with one series which was never dubbed but in the subs they mangled the names and Westernised the roles of the characters. This is a story set in Heian Japan, and they made a yin yang practitioner into a 'sorcerer' and they turned the name Sefuru into Sefle. I am still cringing at this, several years on.

In short, I don't mind that they exist. I just wish they didn't take such liberties with the original.

Japanese dialogue is usually better than English dub because the original in any language is usually performed more naturally (by dint of not having to match foreign mouth movements - not the fault of the dub artists, just how things are). But the real quality of the original is that Japanese has so many variations in the way people interact and address each other that a lot of things about the character is contained in their manner of speech. Translation rarely manages to convey that :/

It horrifies some of the manga purists, but I would rather watch a subbed anime with Japanese voice track than read the manga in English. As a rule, if it's a manga adaptation, there is less alteration in the Japanese anime adaptation than there is in the English translation of the original manga.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 24, 2018, 01:40:48 PM
Castlevania has announced its second season.
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Post by: tikibirds on June 28, 2018, 07:59:17 AM
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Add to this that I hate the compulsive need by some series to rename the characters. It drives me up the wall whenever anyone refers to Sailor Moon as Serena, because that is so not her name. I am less bothered by Ash and company because getting hold of Japanese Pokemon episodes is a lot harder to do...but the principle is the same. Is Satoshi really that hard to say? I wonder...

I wonder if they did that with the pokemon names because it was aimed at younger kids? It's obviously a rice ball but they call it a jelly donut.
What drove me nuts, when I was watching Vampire Knight, was when Yuki would say a name one way and everyone else said it differently. I donlt care how you pronounce it, just be consistant. Kinda like how they butchered Aang in the Airbender movie.  :cry:
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Post by: Taffeta on June 28, 2018, 08:47:47 AM
The best/worst one was when sake became tea in Tenchi Muyou...one of the few dubs I watched before I did Japanese.

Jelly donut is a great example of how American dubs are also not always good for other English speakers too. What you call jelly we call jam and the idea of jelly in a doughnut is just....

O
Whereas on the flipside we have onigiri here and sold under that name.

I have no idea about the English dub of VK...only ever saw it n Japanese where it has a stellar cast...but yeah, that would be annoying.
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Post by: tikibirds on June 29, 2018, 05:21:21 AM
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What you call jelly we call jam and the idea of jelly in a doughnut is just....
But its soo good! Its normally grape jelly but there other kinds like lemon or apple. There are also boston cream filled donuts which I guess would be close to a custard? or a pudding but...different. Im not sure, exactly, what boston cream is.
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Post by: Taffeta on June 29, 2018, 07:33:04 AM
Yes but my point was what you call jelly we call jam. Jelly here is what you call jello. So by dubbing it that way it gets culturally lost in translation and becomes something revolting.

Jam doughnuts are fine.
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Post by: Carrehz on June 29, 2018, 02:59:16 PM
"Jelly donuts" and the like confuses me because.. why not just call it a rice ball? I get not calling it "onigiri", especially if it's in something directed towards kids like Pokemon, but.. there's a perfectly understandable and clear English name for it, so...?? I sorta understand stuff like that sometimes (like.. I can't think of any examples off-hand but say, with a food that's specifically Japanese and doesn't really have an English counterpart/doesn't translate easily and it's on screen for 2 seconds, so they just go with something similar to get the point across. If that makes sense) but I've never understood it with rice balls. Weird.
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 29, 2018, 03:59:13 PM
Anybody seen the new Netflix "Space Pirate Harlock"?  I thought it was really well-done and kept the original ambiance of the story!

I agree with Taffeta, give me original Japanese culture and stop Americanizing things.  I know it seems odd to newer fans but the cultural knowledge is important to know - otherwise WHY are you watching JAPANESE entertainment! Promoting ignorance by calling "onigiri"  "jelly donuts"?  WUT!  Onigiri is for rice and fish... even my 6 y/o knows that.  Not even close to a fried yeasty pastry...

*giggles* Jelly and Jam in N.America versus everywhere else...  yeah Jam goes on bread and Jelly is made from gelatin so DON'T put it on bread!  my DD's friend has UK parents and trying to translate "sweetie" talk - what are we feeding these kids?  I don't know but it's got sugar LOL

I will forgive Sailor Moon though because it was the first anime I fell in love with.  When it first came on TV and I was in 5th-6th grade, I looooooooooved Serena and her friends.  I was little, bouncing on my BFF's trampoline and playing "Make-Up Power!" was an awesome childhood memory.  About a year later I realized the show came from Japan and it wasn't just some silly kids' show and it had a HUGE following across the ocean AND that in Japan it was cool for adults to like cartoons - starting my gateway drug into the world of Japanese culture... LOL should I say "torii" instead?  So I have Sailor Moon as a nice memory and Sailormoon for all that I have learned and loved about Japan :)  If that makes sense? 

but hahahaa it's true, anime like Fushigi Yuugi needed a LOT of cultural explanation!!!  also Ranma 1/2 and Urusei Yatsura need a fair bit...
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Post by: Taffeta on June 29, 2018, 07:15:29 PM
I just think it sucks that the dub people assume that the viewer in English doesn't want to know any of the Japanese cultural aspects and so rewrites them. It takes away the choice to engage in the culture, and not everyone can read subs at speed. It's sort of insulting to the audience :(

@LBS - yes! Yes to the jelly-donut-dilemma of the British xD.

Mind you, the things the Japanese put in onigiri is pretty varied at times, and some of them are revolting >< but not ever jelly (jello)!

I feel kind of like that with Tenchi which was my first anime, and was dubbed, and is still the only one I can watch dubbed for nostalgia's sake (aside occasionally pokemon which was completely butchered into a cartoon and is really hard to find in Japanese anyway).
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 29, 2018, 11:20:17 PM
I had hoped that when Pokemon was re-released (they've been releasing it in season sets) they would have left the Japanese language track on them so you could watch in Japanese if you chose, but so far they haven't.  I could never figure out why they called rice balls "donuts", either.
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Post by: Carrehz on June 30, 2018, 02:06:33 AM
yeah, I wish the JP version of Pokemon was easier to find. It's weird how hard it is to find subbed episodes, given how huge Pokemon is.
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2018, 07:40:04 PM
I just found a listing for a new anime movie from the same company that did "Your Name" It's called "Fireworks"  Here's the subbed and dubbed trailers for it.


Subbed Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG770hOuT2k


Dubbed Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WajApinThs4


Ponyfan

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Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2018, 07:59:17 PM
yeah, I wish the JP version of Pokemon was easier to find. It's weird how hard it is to find subbed episodes, given how huge Pokemon is.

It's of course possible to buy it from Japan, but subbing doesn't seem to happen much. I think there may be a lot of pressure on the licencing aspect and fansubbers don't want to risk it. Countries that speak English get the doctored cut US dubbed versions with the changed names and that's that.

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 07, 2018, 06:15:36 PM
I watched "The Cat Returns" last night. I enjoyed it. :) I think  "Fireworks" looks really interesting.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Snowhoof on July 08, 2018, 12:05:22 AM
I don't watch that much Anime anymore like I used to when I was younger. When I was in my teens/early twenties I was crazy about Anime. Now I just watch the occasional series here and there when I have the time. The last series I watched and kept up with while it was airing was Juni Taisen: Zodiac War. Think of it like Chinese Zodiac meets Hunger Games with the characters having some neat abilities. I really loved that series and even though it was a bit predictable, it was so exciting to see what happens to the characters featured in each episode. It's one of the few series where I liked all of the twelve main characters too. Plus the opening is <3 <3 <3!!!

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Katika on July 08, 2018, 04:34:31 AM
Has Grimgar been mentioned in this thread yet? I watched it last week (it's currently a single season long) and am absolutely in love with its art and how it's completely character-driven.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 14, 2018, 01:11:42 PM
Only anime I'll watch now is Attack on Titan, hence why I downloaded crunchyroll on my PS4 to watch Season 3.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 15, 2018, 05:48:24 PM
So this is the time of year when I discover that I absolutely don't watch any of the mainstream popular anime everyone else does. I am not quite sure why that is, but I seem to have a fatal attraction for obscure stuff...

Aside Bleach, which has been over a long time and effectively died the moment the final arc of manga began to be (I dare not say, 'written', it's too polite a word), I've never really gone for the series that everyone else seems to. But I don't really think about it much until I go to local festival things and don't recognise half the cosplay, half the anime themes and half the characters on merchandise ;)

...Oh well :) I guess that's fine...?

Been finally watching the rest of Monochrome Factor this week. I remember I started watching that when it originally aired years ago. Then I kind of forgot about it for a long time and then dug it up from my DVDs again the other week so decided to finally watch it.

Nice to hear Suwabe Junichi and Ono Daisuke voicing characters <3 Especially Suwabe's flipping between polite Shirogane and not so polite Shirogane, depending whether Akira is there or not...

It's not a bad anime. Probably not one of my favourites though...





Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 25, 2018, 11:54:31 PM
I have been away for several days. I caught part of an episode of Miraculous  Ladybug and Cat Noir and it looked pretty interesting. I found out it’s on Netflix. I guress I’ll be watching that one now. :)

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 26, 2018, 12:40:01 AM
I'm currently finishing Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and i'm wondering why i didn't watch it before, it's great.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 09:17:39 AM
I have been away for several days. I caught part of an episode of Miraculous  Ladybug and Cat Noir and it looked pretty interesting. I found out it’s on Netflix. I guress I’ll be watching that one now. :)

Ponyfan

Miraculous is very cute. Unfortunately the airing schedule of the current season has been a bit insane...
As current kids' shows go, it's kind of fun...

@Jorgito, I haven't watched that in ages, but I remember it being good as well. I was bullied by an online friend to watch it, and I don't regret that I did. I need to find time to rewatch it sometime...
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 26, 2018, 05:04:17 PM
Rewatching Dragon Ball Z The Cell Games Saga, and Goku's death still makes me  :cry:
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Katika on July 29, 2018, 03:24:56 AM
Rewatching Dragon Ball Z The Cell Games Saga, and Goku's death still makes me  :cry:

What gets me every single time is when the end credits first changes over to We Were Angels. OMG. For some reason that step of seeing/accepting that Gohan grew up makes me bawl like a baby lol
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Post by: flutterscotch on July 29, 2018, 03:30:12 AM
I really liked that Children of the Whales show that is on Netflix.  It was very interesting.  Good worldbuilding.
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 29, 2018, 04:02:15 AM
Apparently there is another Dragonball movie coming.... this one focuses on Brolly....  I'm like, what, there's still super saiyans left to kick each other around?  How many times are you gonna power up before you implode the universe?  Give us more Piccolo!!!! 
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Post by: Taffeta on July 29, 2018, 07:43:29 AM
Apparently there is another Dragonball movie coming.... this one focuses on Brolly....  I'm like, what, there's still super saiyans left to kick each other around?  How many times are you gonna power up before you implode the universe?  Give us more Piccolo!!!! 

Sigh.

I really dislike DB. It always seems to be everywhere. I remember DBZ was on when I was younger, at the same time as Tenchi Muyou, and I had to sit through the end of DBZ before Tenchi came on. I never have understood why it's popular. I guess it's one of those mysteries of the world...
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Post by: tikibirds on July 29, 2018, 08:41:11 AM
For this season on Crunchyroll, I have been watching:

Cells at work - Humanized versions of body cells. Its different.
How to summon a demon Lord - guy surrounded by scantly clad, girls with huge boobs usually isn't my thing but the story has kept me entertained. A shut in wakes up as his character in a role play video game world.
Phantom of the twilight - Two girls from japan or maybe China? arrive in London for college. The one girl ends up learning about her great grandmothers spirit hunting past.
Bed and Breakfast for spirits - second season
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 29, 2018, 08:44:24 AM
For this season on Crunchyroll, I have been watching:

Cells at work - Humanized versions of body cells. Its different.
How to summon a demon Lord - guy surrounded by scantly clad, girls with huge boobs usually isn't my thing but the story has kept me entertained. A shut in wakes up as his character in a role play video game world.
Phantom of the twilight - Two girls from japan or maybe China? arrive in London for college. The one girl ends up learning about her great grandmothers spirit hunting past.
Bed and Breakfast for spirits - second season

I am actually going to check some of those out, as they sound hilarious.

I did watch "The Devil is a Part-Timer" which was very quirky and nuts. But I think in a good way.
I've been watching Assassination Classroom for the first time recently after seeing a lot of stuff with it on at the Japanese festival and getting curious. The warped logic is actually brilliant so I am quite enjoying it right now :)

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Post by: Katika on July 29, 2018, 09:46:23 AM
Apparently there is another Dragonball movie coming.... this one focuses on Brolly....  I'm like, what, there's still super saiyans left to kick each other around?  How many times are you gonna power up before you implode the universe?  Give us more Piccolo!!!! 

I am *always* on board for more Piccolo! But I'm admittedly obsessed with him (to the point that my household celebrates his birthday and my husband refers to him as my boyfriend... :/ :D ) It would be interesting to check out what's actually canon for other characters away from the Saiyans--I personally wonder about 17 and 18s' human pasts more often than I probably should and it's a little surprising to me that Super and what's coming after it is following the path it is, considering the way DBZ ended with Toriyama's alleged frustration at the same general plot loop, just with different bad guys, but the franchise will always hold a very special place in my heart that I'll never be able to walk away from :)
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 29, 2018, 06:20:10 PM

I did watch "The Devil is a Part-Timer" which was very quirky and nuts. But I think in a good way.


OMG that show is hysterical!!!! 

IMHO DBZ is popular because for the longest time, that was what was dubbed on American TV for the average male viewer.  It was broadcast in the evenings on Cartoon Network during AdultSwim,  so it was not marketed as "kids' cartoons".  Pokemon was for kids, Sailormoon was for girls, the other stuff had too much Japanese culture...
Consider it "cartoon football".  That's basically what the demographic enjoying it ALSO watched...
Conversely the original Dragonball was broadcast at 5am... so kids were not up and watching it until they really loved it.  I really loved the first show, when Goku grew up, it got kind of boring to me. 
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Post by: banditpony on July 29, 2018, 10:18:08 PM

I did watch "The Devil is a Part-Timer" which was very quirky and nuts. But I think in a good way.


OMG that show is hysterical!!!! 

IMHO DBZ is popular because for the longest time, that was what was dubbed on American TV for the average male viewer.  It was broadcast in the evenings on Cartoon Network during AdultSwim,  so it was not marketed as "kids' cartoons".  Pokemon was for kids, Sailormoon was for girls, the other stuff had too much Japanese culture...
Consider it "cartoon football".  That's basically what the demographic enjoying it ALSO watched...
Conversely the original Dragonball was broadcast at 5am... so kids were not up and watching it until they really loved it.  I really loved the first show, when Goku grew up, it got kind of boring to me.

DBZ was first on Toonami at a after school time slot before the adult swim slot... Girls got SM, Boys got DBZ.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 29, 2018, 11:55:11 PM
In the UK Toonami had DBZ, Tenchi and Gundam Wing if I remember right. I loved Tenchi despite the dub and obvious cuts but hated DBZ and couldn't get into Gundam. I never saw Sailor Moon in English so I dunno what channel or wherr it aired here. Never knew it was meant to be Toonami.

For me DBZ had no plot. It was just a series of increasingly unrealistic battles while people stood around describing the fights. I never saw any other DB though. That put me off.

I need an actual plot...godmodding fights aren't my thing really...
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 30, 2018, 05:07:29 AM
oooooh Toonami, that's right!  I vaguely remember that!  I totally did not like Gundam so I wasn't paying attention...

DBZ has plot in the manga.  Unfortunately in episode format, this meant SO.MANY.FILLER episodes because I think the manga was still ongoing at that time?  Common problem in anime...
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Post by: Taffeta on July 30, 2018, 05:02:05 PM
oooooh Toonami, that's right!  I vaguely remember that!  I totally did not like Gundam so I wasn't paying attention...

DBZ has plot in the manga.  Unfortunately in episode format, this meant SO.MANY.FILLER episodes because I think the manga was still ongoing at that time?  Common problem in anime...

I think honestly it's a combination between my tastes and the series itself, I also don't like the artwork. I also agree that probably Toonami'd DB isn't the best introduction to it, because it's dub and cut and yeah.

Fillers can kill series, it's true - but tbh, even the worst and most stupid of the Bleach fillers did at least have some type of plot going on. Bleach is pretty much the only mainstream type shounen manga I ever got into and that probably because of all the tiny cultural details hidden away inside the story as much as the characters. It got wrecked in the last manga arc, and that was that for me with the actual canon, though, so I think it's probably as much just what I can get into. I still love Bleach, for all its flaws, but not the final arc because it's horrible, and not the fillers because they're also mostly horrible xD. I also never was able to get into One Piece even though it's super popular so I think that it's more just not my genre of anime/manga and that's the main reason I didn't want to give DB any more time after Toonami.

I really don't read much manga any more (although it is true that mostly manga > anime with series) because it's so tricky to get in Japanese...I have a few light novels for some series like Saiunkoku, Yuugi etc but I mostly don't read it. I did such a lot of translation correction for Bleach chapters over a period of about 2 years for an online community it really taught me how bad fan scanlations and official translations can be so I won't read them any more. That limits my access to manga so if the anime doesn't step up, I kind of just let it go...

I wanted to get into Gundam because Midorikawa Hikaru is one of the voice artists I've always followed, but I couldn't. Heero was just...such...a whiny boy. xD
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 30, 2018, 06:41:46 PM

I wanted to get into Gundam because Midorikawa Hikaru is one of the voice artists I've always followed, but I couldn't. Heero was just...such...a whiny boy. xD

Huh?  I grew up watching Gundam Wing and I don't recall him being whiny. He was manipulated into killing a whole plane full of pacifists but I definitely wouldn't classify him as whiny.  If anything, that boy needs to talk more. I've watched the dub with subtitles to see how close the translations (supposedly) are and I didn't think they were too far off.  Maybe the actual Japanese has him whinier than they dubbed him to be.
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Post by: banditpony on July 30, 2018, 07:09:24 PM
In the UK Toonami had DBZ, Tenchi and Gundam Wing if I remember right. I loved Tenchi despite the dub and obvious cuts but hated DBZ and couldn't get into Gundam. I never saw Sailor Moon in English so I dunno what channel or wherr it aired here. Never knew it was meant to be Toonami.

For me DBZ had no plot. It was just a series of increasingly unrealistic battles while people stood around describing the fights. I never saw any other DB though. That put me off.

I need an actual plot...godmodding fights aren't my thing really...

Eh.
I wouldn't say that Sailor Moon was meant for Toonami.
It hit local tv in North America in 1995/1996. It bombed tho. XD
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 30, 2018, 08:41:59 PM

I wanted to get into Gundam because Midorikawa Hikaru is one of the voice artists I've always followed, but I couldn't. Heero was just...such...a whiny boy. xD

Huh?  I grew up watching Gundam Wing and I don't recall him being whiny. He was manipulated into killing a whole plane full of pacifists but I definitely wouldn't classify him as whiny.  If anything, that boy needs to talk more. I've watched the dub with subtitles to see how close the translations (supposedly) are and I didn't think they were too far off.  Maybe the actual Japanese has him whinier than they dubbed him to be.

It was a long time ago as it was the Toonami dub, I never actually bothered to chase up the Japanese version but I remember him complaining about things a lot. I think the English voice he had didn't help though. There are some really bad 1990s dubs.

Sometimes the subtitles that appear on DVDs are based off the dub version, rather than the Japanese. But having never seen Gundam in its proper original form, I can't comment on that. I learned the fact from Tenchi, when I first saw it in Japanese and realised that my DVD had 2 separate subtitle options, one which matched the dub and one which didn't...when I learned Japanese I later realised the second sub track was a closer match for the Japanese. So weird how they do that sometimes.

In any case, the edited dub of Gundam on Toonami put me off pursuing the series further, so I don't think I ever saw the proper Japanese version with Midorikawa Hikaru as Heero. But I do have a lot of songs from various Gundam iterations.
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 30, 2018, 08:51:29 PM
In the UK Toonami had DBZ, Tenchi and Gundam Wing if I remember right. I loved Tenchi despite the dub and obvious cuts but hated DBZ and couldn't get into Gundam. I never saw Sailor Moon in English so I dunno what channel or wherr it aired here. Never knew it was meant to be Toonami.

For me DBZ had no plot. It was just a series of increasingly unrealistic battles while people stood around describing the fights. I never saw any other DB though. That put me off.

I need an actual plot...godmodding fights aren't my thing really...

Eh.
I wouldn't say that Sailor Moon was meant for Toonami.
It hit local tv in North America in 1995/1996. It bombed tho. XD


It was on Fox's EARLY morning cartoon line-up where I lived.  My friends and I all got up super early to watch it at 5:30 am.  It came on right after Dragonball.  Then Super Mario Bros. came on, followed by Samurai Pizza Cats :)  Of course it didn't do well... it was given a most undesirable timeslot.
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 31, 2018, 07:37:48 PM
I also remember Sailor Moon coming on super early. I think I started watching it while I was waiting for something else to come on that I wanted to watch and for years I could only remember something about a tree. Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders also came on when most kids were still asleep on the weekends. 


I'm still watching Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir. :)  There seems to be at 3 versions of the theme song. The original one in French, a short English version and a longer English version.





Ponyfan
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Post by: banditpony on August 01, 2018, 07:01:40 PM
I watched Sailor Moon at 6 or 6:30 am weekdays. I'd tape it on days I didn't have to be up.

I also remember it appearing on Saturday late morning... But only caught that once , so not sure if it was regular.

 Mario Bros wasn't on afterwards for me ;_; I would of loved that, as I thought that's as cable only.
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 03, 2018, 10:27:21 PM
I rewatched "Your Name" the other night. It's one of my favorite animes now. :) and I've found myself listening to "Sparkle" from the soundtrack.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: CinnamonOnions on August 03, 2018, 11:28:43 PM
Bleh. I have my thing for old kids animes and stuff with androids or artifical intelligences. My favorites are definetly Rockman.EXE (aired in west as "Megaman NT Warrior" 14 or so years ago), Digimon 02, aaand I just a week or so ago finished rewatching Shinzou Ningen Casshan -- also a big favorite of mine. I have my small list of animes to watch, but right now I'm trying to emotionaly prepare to rewatch Casshern Sins. It's such a heavy and dark anime. What even is liking mainstream series? Oh boy.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Haruna on August 05, 2018, 10:44:02 PM
I wanted to get into Gundam because Midorikawa Hikaru is one of the voice artists I've always followed, but I couldn't. Heero was just...such...a whiny boy. xD
Heh. He was pretty moody. My favorite was Duo :)



Eh.
I wouldn't say that Sailor Moon was meant for Toonami.
It hit local tv in North America in 1995/1996. It bombed tho. XD
My sister and I would sometimes watch it because it came on right after Pokemon; I feel like we probably had to get to school or something, though, like it was early in the morning. Did it really bomb? I can see why it might not do well overall commercially, since I remember the Sailor Moon dolls being on clearance on the shelves. But the series, I think, was pretty popular and a "gateway drug" for lots of anime fans? (at least female ones of a certain age). We'd play Sailor Scouts with our neighbors (I threw leaves in the air for my brilliant Sailor Jupiter attack . . . ) My sister fell head-over-heels for the series and bought every DVD, even the Stars series, which was hard back then as it was only released in Japan and she was like ten years old, lol. This is random, but she used to commission me for 25 cents a picture to draw pony version of the Sailor Scouts, ha ha. Those were the days.
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 05, 2018, 11:57:55 PM
I saw this had mentioned in a "Your Name" video on YouTube. It's animated by the same director as "Your Name"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJbEZ_N87i0


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on August 07, 2018, 05:59:15 AM
I don't think I have ever seen an episode of Sailor Moon.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on August 08, 2018, 09:29:23 AM
I don't think I have ever seen an episode of Sailor Moon.

I only saw it in Japanese. I don't remember being blown away by it but I kind of felt I needed to at least see it because it was so culturally out there. I like the theme (the Japanese original theme) better than the show in general.

*rant about renaming in spoiler tags*
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I finished watching Assassination Classroom this week. I actually really liked it overall except I felt like bits of the ending bothered me. But in general I liked it :) Also kudos to Fukuyama Jun for all the different nuances he got out of Koro-sensei's voice, both as Koro-sensei and in other aspects of Koro-sensei's history/role.

I don't know what to watch next though :/ I have such a long list of shows to watch and I find it so hard to decide...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 08, 2018, 01:25:29 PM
The Viz dub of Sailor Moon keeps their original names so she is Usagi to me too.

I'm still watching Miraculous Ladybug. :)

Ponyfan
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 08, 2018, 02:28:28 PM
Serena/Selena is one of the Greek moon goddesses, so I sort of get where the translated N.American moniker came from.... they were trying to stick to the theme... and MOST Westerners have zero clue about the rabbit in the moon pounding his mochi cakes ;) 

I had a lot of fairytale books as a kid so this wasn't a NEW thing for me... actually it made me like Sailormoon more because I was clued into the cosmology to begin with... ;)
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Post by: flutterscotch on August 08, 2018, 02:55:15 PM
In the UK Toonami had DBZ, Tenchi and Gundam Wing if I remember right. I loved Tenchi despite the dub and obvious cuts but hated DBZ and couldn't get into Gundam. I never saw Sailor Moon in English so I dunno what channel or wherr it aired here. Never knew it was meant to be Toonami.

For me DBZ had no plot. It was just a series of increasingly unrealistic battles while people stood around describing the fights. I never saw any other DB though. That put me off.

I need an actual plot...godmodding fights aren't my thing really...

Eh.
I wouldn't say that Sailor Moon was meant for Toonami.
It hit local tv in North America in 1995/1996. It bombed tho. XD


My very first terrible fan site for anything was Sailor Moon, and it was in 1995-ish.  And yes, yes it was a GeoCities site.

Toonami wasn't even on until I was practically an adult, old enough to stay up as late as I wanted at least (at least late enough that the entire reason I watched it to begin with was Moltar, so late enough to be watching SGCTC). But it was mostly stuff I had seen before. But I also recall DBZ being on well before that at least where I lived.  With this ridic theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaH23Gh8TBs

The Tenchi days of Toonami were way later.  After even all the terrible hip-hop DBZ clothing and raveware was already a joke.
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Post by: Kiwichi on September 01, 2018, 03:28:26 AM
I loved sailor moon.  Recently I showed a.clip to my daughter she said "that's so cool mom!"n but just kept asking to see the cat (Luna).  Hehe.  I loved the series Noir also kick *** girl assassins and reading the Shoujo Peach Girl in the Smile magazines.  Later I enjoyed Chobits & Love Hina.  And enjoyed all of Miyazaki'so works.  Can't wait to go see the theatre re-screening of Spirited Away this yr ^.^
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 15, 2018, 02:20:54 AM
I'm still working on Miraculous Ladybug. :) I'm also interested in Sailor Moon Crystal Season/Set 3 since I just finished the corresponding manga story.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Haruna on September 16, 2018, 09:09:22 PM
Has anyone ever tried Wotakoi? I've seen it pop up on item searches and I'm curious.
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Post by: Taffeta on October 07, 2018, 10:44:24 PM
I'm not familiar with that one...O.o.

I've begun watching Golden Kamuy. Once you get used to the idea it's quite brutal, it's actually kind of interesting. I started watching it entirely because I like the band who play the ending theme, but I guess that's a good reason??

I have also spent the last 2 hours doing something I haven't done in ages - hunting up music from seiyuu on youtube. Because all my live event DVDs are at home. And I am not ashamed to say that stories and characters through music make me happy :)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on November 19, 2018, 02:16:02 AM
Viz Media has just announced they will be releasing Sailor Moon Sailor Stars season in 2019z

I’m still watching Miraculous Ladybug on Netflix but I’m getting close to the end of the episodes on there. It ends Season 2 with “Captain Hardrock” but there are more Season 2 episodes listed online. I hope they get added to Netflix soon.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: banditpony on November 19, 2018, 02:48:16 PM
Viz Media has just announced they will be releasing Sailor Moon Sailor Stars season in 2019z

:3 Yay.
I'm so happy I can finally have the whole series legit. I believe I still need part 1 and 2 of SuperS. Maybe just part 2... I can't remember. >_<

;_; I look forward to the rest of Crystal as well...
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Post by: tikibirds on November 22, 2018, 12:34:27 PM
The only new one I am watching is my life reincarniated as a slime and Boruto.
But I can only watch when the VPN decides its gonna work.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 22, 2018, 05:52:02 PM
Viz Media has just announced they will be releasing Sailor Moon Sailor Stars season in 2019z

I’m still watching Miraculous Ladybug on Netflix but I’m getting close to the end of the episodes on there. It ends Season 2 with “Captain Hardrock” but there are more Season 2 episodes listed online. I hope they get added to Netflix soon.

Ponyfan


 None of it is on netflix here yet though my databox at home has recorded most of the series so far (it is airing on Disney channel here and had got to Malediktator the last time I was home). I heard a rumour that in the US the rest of season 2 will be on netflix once it's finished airing around the world. It can';t be far off that now, so maybe December? I admit I may have watched the rest of season 2 already >.> but I would like to do it properly. Hopefully the US dvd will come out soon as with s1 the US dvd is better than the UK. It has both language tracks and I want the French as well as the English.

Animewise, aside from being sidetracked by the Shinsengumi Taiga Drama (I really shouldn't watch drama series which contain so much emotive stuff, sigh) and rewatching the Gokusen drama (which is very formulaic but I still like it) I have randomly been dipping into episodes here and there. I tend to go through anime phases and drama phases. I finally have Sengoku Basara to hand, though, so I will soon be watching that to add to my binge watching of all and any sengoku related anime just because.

Oh yes. And at home I was watching Harukanaru Toki no Naka De (in English version Haruka, beyond the stream of time). I have a really special bond with this series overall for a lot of reasons, not least because of the seiyuu live events - but it was kind of nostalgic to watch it again. It sometimes gets compared with Fushigi Yuugi as though they're somehow the same but since ancient China and Heian Japan are not the same, I tend to disagree... Haruka was never dubbed though it was released with subs in the US and the manga was translated too...I think if anyone had tried to dub it I would've thrown fakies at them. It's bad enough they turned Sefuru into "Sefle" and Ikutidaru into Icktidarl...and the onmyouji Yasuaki into a "sorcerer" in the synopses. The basis for the original Haruka isn't as fun as that for the later games but it's the only one thus far to have proper manga and therefore a proper full length anime. I guess I'll get around to watching the Haruka 3 specials again at some point. Still bummed that Haruka 5 never became an anime. That would've been awesome...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 22, 2018, 06:01:44 PM
I watched "Big Fish and Begonia" the other night.  I liked it, but the ending made me cry.  Though, watching the credits made the sad part of the ending a little better because there's a random scene hidden in them. 
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 22, 2018, 06:32:44 PM
Viz Media has just announced they will be releasing Sailor Moon Sailor Stars season in 2019z

I’m still watching Miraculous Ladybug on Netflix but I’m getting close to the end of the episodes on there. It ends Season 2 with “Captain Hardrock” but there are more Season 2 episodes listed online. I hope they get added to Netflix soon.

Ponyfan


 None of it is on netflix here yet though my databox at home has recorded most of the series so far (it is airing on Disney channel here and had got to Malediktator the last time I was home). I heard a rumour that in the US the rest of season 2 will be on netflix once it's finished airing around the world. It can';t be far off that now, so maybe December? I admit I may have watched the rest of season 2 already >.> but I would like to do it properly. Hopefully the US dvd will come out soon as with s1 the US dvd is better than the UK. It has both language tracks and I want the French as well as the English.

Animewise, aside from being sidetracked by the Shinsengumi Taiga Drama (I really shouldn't watch drama series which contain so much emotive stuff, sigh) and rewatching the Gokusen drama (which is very formulaic but I still like it) I have randomly been dipping into episodes here and there. I tend to go through anime phases and drama phases. I finally have Sengoku Basara to hand, though, so I will soon be watching that to add to my binge watching of all and any sengoku related anime just because.

Oh yes. And at home I was watching Harukanaru Toki no Naka De (in English version Haruka, beyond the stream of time). I have a really special bond with this series overall for a lot of reasons, not least because of the seiyuu live events - but it was kind of nostalgic to watch it again. It sometimes gets compared with Fushigi Yuugi as though they're somehow the same but since ancient China and Heian Japan are not the same, I tend to disagree... Haruka was never dubbed though it was released with subs in the US and the manga was translated too...I think if anyone had tried to dub it I would've thrown fakies at them. It's bad enough they turned Sefuru into "Sefle" and Ikutidaru into Icktidarl...and the onmyouji Yasuaki into a "sorcerer" in the synopses. The basis for the original Haruka isn't as fun as that for the later games but it's the only one thus far to have proper manga and therefore a proper full length anime. I guess I'll get around to watching the Haruka 3 specials again at some point. Still bummed that Haruka 5 never became an anime. That would've been awesome...

Have fun watching Sengoku Basara, Masamune is good when he talks in the subbed version, he adds English words that are said in English. I rather watch the dubbed one because Mitsuhide scars me in the subbed version.

Re watching Attack on Titan season two because I need more scenes that I'm putting in my FanFiction story. Instead of Mike being eaten during the anime I am going to imagine it's The Penguin  from
Batman.
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Post by: Taffeta on November 22, 2018, 06:50:38 PM
Thanks for that xD

I speak Japanese so I won't watch dubs - the English pronunciation of Japanese words hurts my ears now xD It never used to before I learned Japanese, but I can't stand it now xD. Though Masamune speaking in English sounds amusing. I don't really know either why it is the Japanese are so obsessed with Yukimura.

One of the reasons I'm going to watch it is because I want to see the crazy that is Mitsuhide xD. I'm currently doing some research on him historically and the way in which he's portrayed in things is interesting to me xD.

Speaking of Sengoku Musou, whenever I think of the way it ends for Mitsunari and his pals, this always cheers me up/amuses me xD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXLQLgtbBdg
Sekigahara may be done but there's apparently still a recording contract...;)

 Seiyuu make all these things so much more fun because they take nothing seriously. There are a couple of amusing Sengoku Musou live skits...I remember one Mitsuhide schemes to get Nobunaga engaged to Sanada Nobuyuki, while Masamune is freaking out because Nobuyuki doesn't seem to realise the potential "bride" is Nobunaga...or the one when Mitsunari and Mitsuhide are competing for hanami viewing locations...
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Post by: Ponyfan on November 23, 2018, 09:22:24 PM
Viz Media has just announced they will be releasing Sailor Moon Sailor Stars season in 2019z

I’m still watching Miraculous Ladybug on Netflix but I’m getting close to the end of the episodes on there. It ends Season 2 with “Captain Hardrock” but there are more Season 2 episodes listed online. I hope they get added to Netflix soon.

Ponyfan


 None of it is on netflix here yet though my databox at home has recorded most of the series so far (it is airing on Disney channel here and had got to Malediktator the last time I was home). I heard a rumour that in the US the rest of season 2 will be on netflix once it's finished airing around the world. It can';t be far off that now, so maybe December? I admit I may have watched the rest of season 2 already >.> but I would like to do it properly. Hopefully the US dvd will come out soon as with s1 the US dvd is better than the UK. It has both language tracks and I want the French as well as the English.


Thanks Taffeta. :) I hope the rest of the Miraculous Ladybug Season 2 episodes get added to Netflix soon. I only have Captain Hardrock and the Christmas special left.  I really wish I had picked up some of the Ladybug toys when they were around here but they’re long gone now. :sad:

I watched "Big Fish and Begonia" the other night.  I liked it, but the ending made me cry.  Though, watching the credits made the sad part of the ending a little better because there's a random scene hidden in them. 

I’ve been thinking of picking up “Big Fish and Begonia” since it seems similar to the The Little Mermaid.

I’ve been wanting to see “Fireworks” for a long time and am also thinking about “Princess Kaguya” and “Song of the Sea”

Ponyfan
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Post by: CinnamonOnions on November 24, 2018, 11:38:18 PM

I could maybe start some series again next week. Maybe rewatching Digimon Adventure? Or then I could start watching something new, maybe Law of Ueki or Zoids...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 25, 2018, 12:30:38 AM
Need to start watching Sengoku Basara sometime soon, but right now I'm interspersing the Gokusen drama (the original drama is the best version though they all look so young O.o) with Rurouni Kenshin (which I haven't watched in ages but was inspired to rewatch since I've been doing the Meiji period with my students and now actually understand all of the subtext things about politics, etc going on and what an ishinshishi is...which I never did before.

Not that I intend to teach my students about the Meiji period as seen in anime, but it's more interesting having the context a bit more as well. I'm not a modern historian by nature but I like learning stuff :D
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on November 25, 2018, 02:47:54 PM
I finished all of the Ladybug and Cat Noir episodes on Netflix. Now I must wait for the rest of Season 2.

I think this is a great song from the Christmas Special.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OokLObTxt6g




Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 25, 2018, 06:04:30 PM
I finished all of the Ladybug and Cat Noir episodes on Netflix. Now I must wait for the rest of Season 2.

I think this is a great song from the Christmas Special.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OokLObTxt6g




Ponyfan


Up there with angsty Adrien/Chat.

On another note, they say often that Chloe is behind the akumatisation of lots of people, which is true, but on balance, I think Marinette accidentally causes it just as often by not realising things until much later.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 25, 2018, 07:47:50 PM
Might rewatch Hakuoki season one again, I hope I don't cry again when one of my favs is killed.

Or I can watch Sailor Moon (original not the crystal) ... but I cry when Nephlight dies.

Or I can watch Gina Nagareboshi Gin or Wolf's Rain.

Or maybe Batman Ninja
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 25, 2018, 08:06:54 PM
Might rewatch Hakuoki season one again, I hope I don't cry again when one of my favs is killed.


Anything involving the Shinsengumi is automatically heartbreaking. Because as it goes on, they almost all just die. One by one. And what makes it worse is that they really did just die, one by one. :/ Having just finished the Shinsengumi drama I am still emotionally traumatised by the whole experience. Albeit isn't it the second season that's really the gutwrencher in Hakuouki terms? I can't remember that anyone actually died in season 1, they just became, you know, othered.

I like Hakuouki but am always weirded out about the ochimizu and the oni. And most of all the fact there is/was a museum in Japan of the Bakumatsu which was using Hakuouki as a way to tell Japanese history...xD
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on November 25, 2018, 08:16:02 PM
I finished all of the Ladybug and Cat Noir episodes on Netflix. Now I must wait for the rest of Season 2.

I think this is a great song from the Christmas Special.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OokLObTxt6g




Ponyfan


Up there with angsty Adrien/Chat.

On another note, they say often that Chloe is behind the akumatisation of lots of people, which is true, but on balance, I think Marinette accidentally causes it just as often by not realising things until much later.

One thing I love about Ladybug and Cat Noir is how multidimensional the characters are. Marinette  and Adrien aren’t perfect and still make mistakes in both their ordinary lives and superhero forms and even Hawkmoth isn’t completely evil even though he’s the main antagonist.

I agree with you about Marinette and Chloe. I think the main difference between them is Chloe is  usually selfish and willing to hurt other people/get them out of her way to get what she wants but Marinette often jumps to conclusions or doesn’t realize how her actions will affect those around her.



I’m also watching Sailor Moon SuperS part 2 from Viz.
Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 26, 2018, 06:43:56 AM
Might rewatch Hakuoki season one again, I hope I don't cry again when one of my favs is killed.


Anything involving the Shinsengumi is automatically heartbreaking. Because as it goes on, they almost all just die. One by one. And what makes it worse is that they really did just die, one by one. :/ Having just finished the Shinsengumi drama I am still emotionally traumatised by the whole experience. Albeit isn't it the second season that's really the gutwrencher in Hakuouki terms? I can't remember that anyone actually died in season 1, they just became, you know, othered.

I like Hakuouki but am always weirded out about the ochimizu and the oni. And most of all the fact there is/was a museum in Japan of the Bakumatsu which was using Hakuouki as a way to tell Japanese history...xD

Susumu Yamazaki gets killed by Hijikata. Hence why I hate Hijikata, when it got to that episode I removed the disc from my PS4 and put Ouran Highschool Host Club on to the Halloween episode.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 26, 2018, 05:08:59 PM
Might rewatch Hakuoki season one again, I hope I don't cry again when one of my favs is killed.


Anything involving the Shinsengumi is automatically heartbreaking. Because as it goes on, they almost all just die. One by one. And what makes it worse is that they really did just die, one by one. :/ Having just finished the Shinsengumi drama I am still emotionally traumatised by the whole experience. Albeit isn't it the second season that's really the gutwrencher in Hakuouki terms? I can't remember that anyone actually died in season 1, they just became, you know, othered.

I like Hakuouki but am always weirded out about the ochimizu and the oni. And most of all the fact there is/was a museum in Japan of the Bakumatsu which was using Hakuouki as a way to tell Japanese history...xD

Susumu Yamazaki gets killed by Hijikata. Hence why I hate Hijikata, when it got to that episode I removed the disc from my PS4 and put Ouran Highschool Host Club on to the Halloween episode.

Yamazaki isn't killed by Hijikata directly, is he? I remember he dies on the boat (Yamazaki) during the trip to Edo. Admittedly I can't remember exactly right now how Hakuouki does it because I more recently saw the Shinsengumi drama, but I am pretty sure he takes an injury when in company with Hijikata. Possibly from the oni...in the drama it's from the enemy shishi so that would make sense. So it might be Hijikata's fault but not his doing? Am I remembering that right? I remember Hijikata and sort of Chizuru are responsible for Genzaburou dying too...

 But he does die at the end of the first series, you're right. I had forgotten as I tend to associate the boat to Edo with season 2. Yamazaki is cool. He's a sad loss. But then season 2 begins and bam, everyone else dies, so yeah...

I like Hijikata but mainly because his voice artist is Miki Shinichirou which allows me to forgive him everything.

@Ponyfan - I agree. I like Marinette, she just needs a little more awareness sometimes xD And heck, even Chloe is not entirely unredeemable. I mean, she has a very messed up homelife.
I tend to like Adrien more than Marinette albeit it's complicated and I like that it is :) As you say, they are multidimensional. I also quite like Hawkmoth in a funny kind of way, because as the story goes on it becomes so much clearer how NOT simple his position is. I am currently of the opinion he isn't at all evil, which maybe makes what he does worse at times...what desperation can drive a man to do.

I am not going to say anything else though because I just remembered you've only seen the first half of season 2 ;)
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Post by: Ponyfan on November 29, 2018, 01:24:39 AM
I’m waiting impaitently for more Ladybug and Cat Noir episodes to be added to Netflix. I think I have an idea what Hawkmoth’s wish might be and that he is unaware what the repercussions could be based on what Master Fu said in the episode with the intelligent robot that wanted to be a human.

I started watching the Friuts Basket anime also.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 29, 2018, 01:53:19 AM
I'm waiting impatiently for the Fruits Basket remake that should actually follow the entire manga series.  Not sure if they'll just pick up where the last one left off or if they'll start completely from the beginning but I still want to see it either way.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Carrehz on November 29, 2018, 08:27:02 AM
I'm waiting impatiently for the Fruits Basket remake that should actually follow the entire manga series.  Not sure if they'll just pick up where the last one left off or if they'll start completely from the beginning but I still want to see it either way.

Me too!!!

I tried watching the anime years ago but couldn't quite get into it... plus the fact that it ends at an awkward place makes me reluctant to pick it up. I really need to give it another chance one of these days.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 29, 2018, 12:33:56 PM
I love the Furuba anime but I agree they should have finished it. I feel like they can't do a continuation of the original because there's one big problem in the characterisation of the anime vs the manga that can't really be ironed out. So they'd have to begin from scratch.

I feel like there's such a huge aspect of the story omitted from the anime both for Kyou and Yuki that it gives the wrong impression :/ It would be nice to see a full anime covering the whole manga - but it's a pretty old manga and anime now in relative terms so I wonder if they'd even think about it.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 29, 2018, 03:21:43 PM
https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/11/20/fruits-basket-reboot-streaming-anime-funimation/

Looks like they started from scratch.  It's due out next year.  :)
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Post by: tikibirds on November 29, 2018, 03:38:51 PM
I tried to watch Fruits baskets a while ago but never got into it.
If they were gonna reboot something, I wish it was OHSHC because the anime ending is not even close to the manga
or rurouni kenshin for the same reason.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Carrehz on November 29, 2018, 04:07:08 PM
https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/11/20/fruits-basket-reboot-streaming-anime-funimation/

Looks like they started from scratch.  It's due out next year.  :)

Holy cats!! I shouldn't go on the Arena when I'm still half-tired, I totally misread your earlier post XP Silly me. I had no idea a reboot was actually planned!

Sorta sceptical about the note that it'll have a different art style... but hopefully it'll just hem closer to Takaya's current art style instead of being totally different? Otherwise this sounds very promising, I'm excited!

They'd pretty much have to restart it, I think. That certain plot twist the anime didn't use (not their fault, I think the anime ended before it was revealed?) would be really hard to write around without just completely changing the story.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 29, 2018, 04:18:30 PM
https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/11/20/fruits-basket-reboot-streaming-anime-funimation/

Looks like they started from scratch.  It's due out next year.  :)

Holy cats!! I shouldn't go on the Arena when I'm still half-tired, I totally misread your earlier post XP Silly me. I had no idea a reboot was actually planned!

Sorta sceptical about the note that it'll have a different art style... but hopefully it'll just hem closer to Takaya's current art style instead of being totally different? Otherwise this sounds very promising, I'm excited!

They'd pretty much have to restart it, I think. That certain plot twist the anime didn't use (not their fault, I think the anime ended before it was revealed?) would be really hard to write around without just completely changing the story.

Just hope they get suitable actors for the English dub.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 29, 2018, 06:01:57 PM
I think they didn't know the plot twist either. Not that I liked the twist...

I am more sad at the new voice cast. I liked the old one. Art looks ok to me.

But I will still watch it and hope Momiji in 'Kyou nagutta!!!!' whining mode will be less annoying...

Hopefully it won't stream with a dub. I won't watch unless it is in Japanese.

Now if only they would do the same for the even a worm Saiyuki arc as just pretending it didn't happen and continuing on with blast is going to be a problem if Hazel and when Ukoku reappear...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Carrehz on November 29, 2018, 06:47:10 PM
oh man yes, I'm with you on Momiji. I stopped watching around when he was introduced so idk, maybe he gets less annoying later on, but I found his voice in the original series really grating x_x;
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on November 30, 2018, 06:02:31 PM
oh man yes, I'm with you on Momiji. I stopped watching around when he was introduced so idk, maybe he gets less annoying later on, but I found his voice in the original series really grating x_x;
Yeah, it's such a shame because Momiji as a character overall isn't entirely annoying, but those scenes...Put it this way, I totally understand on pretty much every occasion why Kyou hit him. I would probably hit him too.

I have similar reactions to the gomen-nasai gomen-nasai GOMEN NASAI okami-san and her son. More her than Ritsu, really. I don't remember her being so annoying in the manga, but when you animate that...oh dear no.

I love the original anime, don't get me wrong. But it would be nice if the new one improved on those things ><
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 01, 2018, 01:15:25 PM
Well at least I know that the one who voices Yuko in the new Fruits Basket also voices Guan Xing in the video game Dyansty Warriors series (only reason why I'm going to watch it)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 03, 2018, 06:07:39 AM
And the RightStuf holiday sale is on.  Goodbye, money!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on December 11, 2018, 01:30:08 PM
I need something new to watch...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on December 14, 2018, 07:06:45 PM
I understand what you mean about Momiji now. I've only seen 2 episodes of Fruit Baskets with Momiji in them and I already find him a little annoying. 

I finished Sailor Moon Super S Part 2. I really enjoyed it but I'm a little sad that I will have to wait for around 6 months for Sailor Stars to finish the rest of Queen Nehelenia's story arc.

Netflix has added the rest of Season 2 of Ladybug and Cat Noir. :cheer: I can't wait to watch the rest of the season.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on December 14, 2018, 09:48:27 PM
I understand what you mean about Momiji now. I've only seen 2 episodes of Fruit Baskets with Momiji in them and I already find him a little annoying. 

Ponyfan

The thing is that I can't hate Momiji because when he isn't doing the whining he's actually a character who thinks deeply about stuff and who has his own situation to deal with. And that aspect of it makes him likeable and relatable.  But yeah. The whining :/ He's fifteen for goodness sake...

I think the Okamisan is more annoying (at the onsen) but it's a close call...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bladed on December 18, 2018, 11:30:01 PM
yeah, I wish the JP version of Pokemon was easier to find. It's weird how hard it is to find subbed episodes, given how huge Pokemon is.

It's of course possible to buy it from Japan, but subbing doesn't seem to happen much. I think there may be a lot of pressure on the licencing aspect and fansubbers don't want to risk it. Countries that speak English get the doctored cut US dubbed versions with the changed names and that's that.



i am REALLY late to this but - it's more the sheer quantity of episodes combined with the rate at which new ones come out and the expectation to sub new ones, is the impression i get from speaking to one of the translators of the main subbing groups, and also just seeing other members' posts around (#pocketmonsters subs, btw). every now and again an older episode will be subbed by this group (though they're not as active, especially since a newer and in my opinion lower quality one has taken on SM, and were able to crank out translations faster...)

anyway... on topic... kemono friends!! i could talk about this anime for HOURS. and then some more hours. s2 is coming soon (january) and i've been watching since the first season aired (watching it live and waiting a week is torture btw). it's so fascinating, even on a surface level just watching s1. and then you dive into it's past and extended works (mainly games, but also a manga)... fantastic character design (and theres MANY characters... nearly 400, maybe over?), charming and cute songs (2 made me cry)... the stories are interesting throughout. it's also one of the only anime i watched recently that's an original story, not an adaptation (it's a sequel to previous works) so it's got that going for it. it feels like every anime nowadays is an adaptation of something. also, the voice actors do a really good job despite nearly all of them being fairly new to the industry (for many it's their first major role)

i won't rattle on any longer, because i can (and have in the past) write paragraphs about it... the only "downside" is the animation (its cg, and a bit janky, due to the budget constraints and small team size) but there's... 3 scenes were it looks actually bad in my opinion, and having grown up with g1 mlp... a bit of weird movement is nothing. though at that point, a lot of the fixes are in the BD version... which can be hard to get a hold of. the official art for it is great anyway (it's drawn and designed by mine yoshizaki, who did keroro gunsou) also some subbing mistakes on behalf of crunchyroll, but they're hardly mistakes as they are... lack of context for the translators? one or two of them do provide... the wrong impression, but the original lines are also a bit vague, so it's not all bad.

(there goes my comment about not rambling on, oops)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on December 20, 2018, 02:18:53 PM
I have only seen Pokemon in Japanese raw - either on TV in Japan or from Japanese DVD. I've never seen it fansubbed so can;t comment. But the fansubbing on Bleach was often really bad in terms of how they added in words and drama so I think sometimes it gets done in a rush to meet demand. Manga was the same.

But I do think there are big licensing risks of fansubbing Pokemon.

@bladed - In my opinion there are a lot of anime and manga not adapted from some other thing but I may be misunderstanding your meaning on that. Although I am also interested in anime that represent historical eras or concepts because it crosses over into what I study...(I do draw the line at cute shoujo girls in the sengoku era mind you).

I totally understand the appeal of something with a wider reach than just the anime though. I keep talking about haruka xD which is several games, manga, drama, songs, live events...but so little anime in comparison to what exists (there are 17 volumes of manga but only some of that got animated into the 26 episode hachiyoushou anime).

I'm currently hooked on Akatsuki no Yona which happened totally by accident. But I really like it. My annoyance is that the anime stops at a point where I really want them to continue (hence now reading the manga, which is just making me want even more to see them do more anime, since only 8 volumes are currently animated from 28...)
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 22, 2018, 06:33:32 AM
I was alerted to the fact that Sentai Filmworks is also having a holiday sale with REALLY good prices.  I bought 16 anime series/sets from them for $89.00.  Most of them were $4.99.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bladed on December 24, 2018, 08:39:28 PM
I have only seen Pokemon in Japanese raw - either on TV in Japan or from Japanese DVD. I've never seen it fansubbed so can;t comment. But the fansubbing on Bleach was often really bad in terms of how they added in words and drama so I think sometimes it gets done in a rush to meet demand. Manga was the same.

But I do think there are big licensing risks of fansubbing Pokemon.

@bladed - In my opinion there are a lot of anime and manga not adapted from some other thing but I may be misunderstanding your meaning on that. Although I am also interested in anime that represent historical eras or concepts because it crosses over into what I study...(I do draw the line at cute shoujo girls in the sengoku era mind you).

I totally understand the appeal of something with a wider reach than just the anime though. I keep talking about haruka xD which is several games, manga, drama, songs, live events...but so little anime in comparison to what exists (there are 17 volumes of manga but only some of that got animated into the 26 episode hachiyoushou anime).

I'm currently hooked on Akatsuki no Yona which happened totally by accident. But I really like it. My annoyance is that the anime stops at a point where I really want them to continue (hence now reading the manga, which is just making me want even more to see them do more anime, since only 8 volumes are currently animated from 28...)

the pokemon fansubbing quality is quite good. i've not spotted any major errors, and if there has been any such as grammatical or if someone pointed an error out it was quickly fixed.

there's definitely a lot of original anime - just feels like the popular seasonal ones that people talk about are all adaptations of manga or light novels, i mean. not saying it's a bad thing by any means, though!

kemono friends has some live events, too... stories unique to said lives, which is great. man i could talk about that series for days.
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Post by: banditpony on December 26, 2018, 01:42:33 AM
Did anyone get to see Mirai? It looked really cute, but I don't think it even played at a theater near me. (sigh)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirai_(film)

I'm hoping to remember it whenever it gets released on dvd. But -_-; I never keep up with any new releases, so I'm bound to forget about it.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on December 27, 2018, 12:23:15 AM
I have only seen Pokemon in Japanese raw - either on TV in Japan or from Japanese DVD. I've never seen it fansubbed so can;t comment. But the fansubbing on Bleach was often really bad in terms of how they added in words and drama so I think sometimes it gets done in a rush to meet demand. Manga was the same.

But I do think there are big licensing risks of fansubbing Pokemon.

@bladed - In my opinion there are a lot of anime and manga not adapted from some other thing but I may be misunderstanding your meaning on that. Although I am also interested in anime that represent historical eras or concepts because it crosses over into what I study...(I do draw the line at cute shoujo girls in the sengoku era mind you).

I totally understand the appeal of something with a wider reach than just the anime though. I keep talking about haruka xD which is several games, manga, drama, songs, live events...but so little anime in comparison to what exists (there are 17 volumes of manga but only some of that got animated into the 26 episode hachiyoushou anime).

I'm currently hooked on Akatsuki no Yona which happened totally by accident. But I really like it. My annoyance is that the anime stops at a point where I really want them to continue (hence now reading the manga, which is just making me want even more to see them do more anime, since only 8 volumes are currently animated from 28...)

the pokemon fansubbing quality is quite good. i've not spotted any major errors, and if there has been any such as grammatical or if someone pointed an error out it was quickly fixed.

there's definitely a lot of original anime - just feels like the popular seasonal ones that people talk about are all adaptations of manga or light novels, i mean. not saying it's a bad thing by any means, though!

kemono friends has some live events, too... stories unique to said lives, which is great. man i could talk about that series for days.

I think you are probably the same with that series as I am with Haruka XD.

See I don't much like anime that's created from scratch. I prefer those adapted from manga and novels so I guess that's just a difference in taste. Albeit that's also because the ones I like best I end up bothering to import the manga as well...often the ones from novels are also more detailed in the character and that's my weakness - character. I like that there's something for everyone out there :D
My other weakness though is also seiyuu and I've come across a lot of obscure anime and stuff from following particular artists.

So on the subject of live events as well, I innocently looked up the details for the Haruka 5 stage play (because those are annoying to get hold of and expensive, so I was looking at second hand sales)...and I ended up discovering there are two, and two for 6, and one for 2, and...worst of all...one for 3 which has just been on stage in Japan this past month. I hate not having money for frivolities, but even the live event and matsuri DVDs are not as expensive as the butai. :/

@Banditpony, totally not familiar with that one. Actually even London can be quite bad though for showing Japanese films. I was sort of amazed that Kimi no Na Wa showed here and also in Japanese. Usually it's just Ghibli :/

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Post by: Ponyfan on December 27, 2018, 12:55:36 AM
Did anyone get to see Mirai? It looked really cute, but I don't think it even played at a theater near me. (sigh)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirai_(film)

I'm hoping to remember it whenever it gets released on dvd. But -_-; I never keep up with any new releases, so I'm bound to forget about it.

I haven’t heard of that one but it looks interesting. :) I got Fireworks for Christmas but I’ve heard mixed reviews about it.

I’m almost halfway through the Friuts Basket anime and I love how multidimensional the characters are. I just watched the episode where Momiji takes Tohru to the Hot Spring and Momiji’s song is stuck in my head now. :lol: 

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Post by: Taffeta on December 27, 2018, 12:59:37 AM

I’m almost halfway through the Friuts Basket anime and I love how multidimensional the characters are. I just watched the episode where Momiji takes Tohru to the Hot Spring and Momiji’s song is stuck in my head now. :lol: 

Ponyfan

You have my sympathies ;)

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Post by: Ponyfan on December 27, 2018, 02:59:30 AM

I’m almost halfway through the Friuts Basket anime and I love how multidimensional the characters are. I just watched the episode where Momiji takes Tohru to the Hot Spring and Momiji’s song is stuck in my head now. :lol: 

Ponyfan

You have my sympathies ;)



It's still in my head :lol:


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Post by: Ponyfan on January 03, 2019, 05:17:13 PM
I just watched Fireworks and have to say:

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Post by: Carrehz on January 03, 2019, 06:52:40 PM
Rewatching Puella Magi Madoka Magica since it's been a while, just finished episode 9 (my favourite). -sniff-

I hope they do another Madoka series/movie/SOME kind of continuation, eventually...
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 04, 2019, 12:06:32 AM
Just finished watching Skip Beat.  It's cute, but I feel like they ended it in a weird spot.  I think it's one that was made before the manga was finished so they could do a second season if they wanted.
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Post by: Taffeta on January 04, 2019, 01:04:42 AM
Just finished watching Skip Beat.  It's cute, but I feel like they ended it in a weird spot.  I think it's one that was made before the manga was finished so they could do a second season if they wanted.

I still have that to watch on my list. But anime ending in weird places is annoying :/
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 04, 2019, 02:25:32 PM
The swimming race scene from Fireworks illustrates one of the problems I have with Fireworks. Beautiful animation that is suddenly changed for no reason like Norimici appearing like a paper cutout at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4p0sIQ8gMA



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Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on January 08, 2019, 08:01:24 PM
I don't know whether it counts as anime, but the netflix Castlevania is amazing, I binge watched it in two days. It's bloody and graphic at times, be warned ;)
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 09, 2019, 05:00:37 PM
I just finished the 2nd part of Season 2 of Ladybug at Cat Noir. 

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I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait quite a while for Season 3 on Netflix.

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Post by: Taffeta on January 09, 2019, 11:33:28 PM
I just finished the 2nd part of Season 2 of Ladybug at Cat Noir. 

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I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait quite a while for Season 3 on Netflix.

Ponyfan

We really ought to have a proper discussion on this ;)

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I have been rewatching Inuyasha lately. I haven't watched this in a long time, and I am watching bits and pieces, not necessarily all the episodes, because I can't stand Kikyou and I'm not hugely keen on Naraku, either. But it's still fun to watch. Although now I watch the moments when armies appear with a curiosity trying to identify the badges on the standards xD.

I really want a second season of Akatsuki no Yona but that doesn't seem to be immediately likely. It's a shame if it doesn't happen, especially for Zeno because although he has his ova, season 1 ends with them just meeting him. Although I grant that animating some of his scenes might be a little graphic..?
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 10, 2019, 02:30:58 AM
I'm re-watching Haikyu while I walk on the treadmill.  I forgot how hilarious that show is!
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 10, 2019, 04:04:56 PM
I just finished the 2nd part of Season 2 of Ladybug at Cat Noir. 

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I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait quite a while for Season 3 on Netflix.

Ponyfan

We really ought to have a proper discussion on this ;)

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You're right Taffeta.  I'm going to start a separate thread for Ladybug and Cat Noir :)

Edit: Started the new thread but I wanted to also reply to what you said here. :)

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I'm still watching Fruits Basket anime. I just watched the episode where they went to the lake. I think it's one of my least favorite episodes so far. It seemed most of the episode was Yuki and Kyo arguing.



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Post by: Taffeta on January 12, 2019, 05:39:33 PM


I'm still watching Fruits Basket anime. I just watched the episode where they went to the lake. I think it's one of my least favorite episodes so far. It seemed most of the episode was Yuki and Kyo arguing.

And the rest is the gomen nasai gomen nasai GOMEN NASAI (sorry sorry SORRY!) woman? I admit to skipping said episode most of the time >.>.

Yuki and Kyou do argue a lot though...
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Post by: Ponyfan on January 12, 2019, 06:50:11 PM
I usually don't mind when Yuki and Kyo fight too much as it gives insight  in to their true character sometimes but between that and Tohru crying and apologizing all the time, it wasn't a good episode.


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Post by: Einhornbaby on January 12, 2019, 07:31:17 PM
hey folks :) Do you maybe have a tip for me what to watch next ? Id like something like ... hm... lets say something with for example monsters, zombies, other bad guys or something else thrilling! Gimme some input please :P
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Post by: Taffeta on January 12, 2019, 10:36:42 PM
hey folks :) Do you maybe have a tip for me what to watch next ? Id like something like ... hm... lets say something with for example monsters, zombies, other bad guys or something else thrilling! Gimme some input please :P
You may already have seen it, but Re: Zero sprang to mind from your description. The main guy basically finds himself in a new world in which he gets killed a lot...kind of like a game reset when he has to then renegotiate the danger to survive to the next day. I admit that I got distracted and never did finish watching it, but I remember there are a lot of monsters and stuff.

For short anime (12 episodes or so) two I really like are Charlotte and Erased. They don't have monsters, they do have weird things going on in them though. Charlotte seems like it's just about a bunch of kids with temporary powers trying to stop others from using similar, but it's never that simple. And Erased is about a guy who is accused of murder and in escaping the police he ends up back trying to solve a crime that happened when he was a kid.

Also, if you haven't ever watched or read it, I recommend Saiyuuki.
It is very hard to explain Saiyuuki to anyone, and the original series is old so the early animation is a bit ropey in places. The manga is also better because there's one filler arc and they made a total mess of the best manga arc. But even so it's a favourite of mine. If you are familiar, or don't like it, ignore this, but if not, it's a story when a priest with a gun and a short temper, an immortal earth demon and two half demons go on a long journey from China to India in a jeep that sometimes turns into a dragon, trying to prevent the world's demons attacking the world's humans. Which obviously is a nefarious plot being plotted in India. But more importantly than the plot is really the journey, and the characters. It's loosely based on an old Chinese tale in which the writer has taken all the original characteristics and basically reversed them in her characters xD.

I have a ton more I could spam at you but I won't, since it's really hard to gauge someone else';s likes and dislikes xD.
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on January 13, 2019, 09:01:03 PM
saiyuuki is a lot of fun :D 
last thing I watched was Dragon Pilot ? it was very happy
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Post by: Einhornbaby on January 13, 2019, 09:07:58 PM
Thank you both :) Ill try them out! Re: Zero especially sounds interesting!
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Post by: Taffeta on January 14, 2019, 06:42:32 AM
Thank you both :) Ill try them out! Re: Zero especially sounds interesting!

No problem :D
I really need to find time to get back and finish Re: Zero, since I was watching it back when it aired but then got bogged down in academic work so only got about 2/3 in. It seems a pretty popular series though. And the concept, while occasionally a bit disturbing, is really interesting.
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 05, 2019, 09:27:20 PM
I'm still working on the original Fruits Basket. I have around 7 episodes left. I found this trailer for the new series on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yImLCDyxZjM



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Post by: Taffeta on February 05, 2019, 09:36:34 PM
I'm still working on the original Fruits Basket. I have around 7 episodes left. I found this trailer for the new series on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yImLCDyxZjM



Ponyfan


How to give the minimum amount of detail possible!
I have to say, though, it feels ok? I mean, as though it has the sense of the story? And she sounds like Touru to me...so...? I am quite interested to see how it all pans out. Though it's ridiculous that it's taken this long...it gives me hope for other series with missing manga arcs in the anime adaptation. I am still hoping for Saiyuuki's Even a Worm arc to be done properly, rather than just referred back to in a few hurried still shots in Reload Blast. From a continuity point of view there are problematic gaps for anyone who only watches Saiyuuki's anime...(besides it being the best Saiyuuki arc in my opinion from the manga :/)
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 08, 2019, 08:18:37 PM
I also think the new Fruits Basket anime might be okay too. :) It looks like from the video that they are trying to keep the feel of the original anime while completing the story. That being said if I didn't have a basic idea of what the story is about this video would be really confusing.

I just watched Your Name again. :lovey: I was watching it the other night but got distracted about halfway through the movie and also had 2 family members decided to watch the last 15-20 minutes of the movie so I had to explain the basic plot to them.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on February 08, 2019, 09:35:15 PM
I've been watching a bunch of drama lately (we don't have a thread for that, funny enough). I'm looking forward to the furuba anime although watching it ep by ep will be annoying xD I like to watch anime series at my own pace so it might be I wait till it's done airing before I watch. In any case I agree, Ponyfan. It seems to have respected the original while promising to do the whole story this time.

I always feel that where the old anime ends gives the wrong impression about
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I just wish that it had the original cast, because they were awesome. And it is quite unusual in Japan for characters to be passed between voice artists. In series like Saiyuuki, since the Gensoumaden anime and so on, the seiyuu have been the same. That's almost 20 years of continuity to the same character. True, this is a remake, but I still feel like I'd rather have Seki Tomokazu as Kyou and Okiayu Ryoutarou as Shigure...

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Post by: tikibirds on February 16, 2019, 10:06:19 AM
There isn't really much I am interested in on Crunchyroll this season.
Only Monrose Mononokean 2, Boruto and Meji Tokyo Something (forgot the name). Lately the VPN hasn;t been working very well so I'm having a hard time trying to access it anyways - Except for Boruto. Apparently that is allowed to be shown in China..
I just got back from Okinawa and still had to use the VPN...kinda odd since they are all Japanese shows anyways.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on February 16, 2019, 04:30:06 PM
There isn't really much I am interested in on Crunchyroll this season.
Only Monrose Mononokean 2, Boruto and Meji Tokyo Something (forgot the name). Lately the VPN hasn;t been working very well so I'm having a hard time trying to access it anyways - Except for Boruto. Apparently that is allowed to be shown in China..
I just got back from Okinawa and still had to use the VPN...kinda odd since they are all Japanese shows anyways.

Don’t watch Monrose Monokean 3, with the sexual accusation against Vic Mignogna, Funimation has redubbed over his lines plus fired him along with another company. All thanks to Monica Rial and Jaime  Marchi.

Stick with the anime sub from now on.

I’m on the fence with this going on.

I’m watching Black Butler season five on Netflix, they don’t have the other four seasons.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 16, 2019, 05:38:07 PM
I hadn't heard about the stuff with Vic.  That surprises me because I've met him a couple of times at comic cons and he didn't come across like that at all.  If anything, I thought he was gay because he's super flamboyant.

(And, seriously, check out the fringe on those pants!)
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I don't know what exactly he's been accused of because I haven't seen any actual details-I've been looking and all it says is "sexual harassment" but nothing stating whether it's comments or touching or whatever people are claiming is harassment these days.  I know guys that have been accused of sexual harassment because they touched a woman's arm to get her attention without her permission, so until I know more details I'm going to go with my personal experiences with him and judge him from that.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on February 16, 2019, 05:56:05 PM
I hadn't heard about the stuff with Vic.  That surprises me because I've met him a couple of times at comic cons and he didn't come across like that at all.  If anything, I thought he was gay because he's super flamboyant.

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I don't know what exactly he's been accused of because I haven't seen any actual details-I've been looking and all it says is "sexual harassment" but nothing stating whether it's comments or touching or whatever people are claiming is harassment these days.  I know guys that have been accused of sexual harassment because they touched a woman's arm to get her attention without her permission, so until I know more details I'm going to go with my personal experiences with him and judge him from that.

You should see some of the videos on YouTube with people backing him up. I’ve unsubscribed to two you tubers Geekdom101, and Foreverworld. Both are backing Monica Rial and Jaime Marchi only because they’re getting money from them two.

Like you I’m waiting for the details as well, plus Monica Rial has sexually assaulted someone who was a minor at the time.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 16, 2019, 06:23:38 PM
I hadn't heard about the stuff with Vic.  That surprises me because I've met him a couple of times at comic cons and he didn't come across like that at all.  If anything, I thought he was gay because he's super flamboyant.

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I don't know what exactly he's been accused of because I haven't seen any actual details-I've been looking and all it says is "sexual harassment" but nothing stating whether it's comments or touching or whatever people are claiming is harassment these days.  I know guys that have been accused of sexual harassment because they touched a woman's arm to get her attention without her permission, so until I know more details I'm going to go with my personal experiences with him and judge him from that.

You should see some of the videos on YouTube with people backing him up. I’ve unsubscribed to two you tubers Geekdom101, and Foreverworld. Both are backing Monica Rial and Jaime Marchi only because they’re getting money from them two.

Like you I’m waiting for the details as well, plus Monica Rial has sexually assaulted someone who was a minor at the time.

Yeah, in looking for information, I found her twitter feed where she said that people could get fired for harassment without proof and nobody owed proof to Vic's fans.  Seems suspicious to me, especially where I've been on the side of being falsely accused of sexually harassing someone
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so I tend to take no-proof allegations with a big grain of salt. 

Anyway to get back on topic so we don't get yelled at, I'm rewatching Sailor Moon.
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Post by: banditpony on February 16, 2019, 06:37:04 PM
Anyway to get back on topic so we don't get yelled at, I'm rewatching Sailor Moon.

Uh. O_o; REALLY off topic (WYP appropriate). I had to double check what thread I was in.

I've watched too much random youtube, and I'm trying to figure out a way to burn all my DVDs and keep the subtitles when locally streaming. Something isn't working with VLC when we are casting it to the TV.

This, coupled with the fact when I bought my KOR DVDs from AnimEigo they didn't work on my DVD because of some defect. (I forget what they called it... it had a name in reference to coffee ring or something). So the DVDs worked on some DVDs and not others. The company was nice enough to replace them.

Does anyone else have this concern about DVDs not lasting forever? I don't want to lose my media.. and some things probably will never be released again (lost license etc).

Related to that-- There was thread in OT recently about old anime we wish we could find on DVD. My thought was there was "bad dub" of Dirty Pair Project Eden... it was released on VHS... but when the DVD came out the new company re-did the dub. I bought that, and it was... ok. But not what I grew up with! But THEN after digging, there must of been enough complaints they rereleased the movie with BOTH dubs!

XD It's on my need to watch immediately list, but meh, I gotta boot up the old laptop with DVD drive because my newer laptops (work and personal) don't have one.
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 16, 2019, 07:04:25 PM
I noticed Viz just released the Sailor Moon SuperS movie. I liked the Sailor Moon S movie but wasn't interested in the Sailor Moon R one.

Another one I've been looking at is Lu over the Wall. Has anyone seen that one?


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Post by: Taffeta on February 16, 2019, 08:32:06 PM
I had some issues with a couple of my DVDs recently, but I haven't figured out whether it is my DVD player or the discs in question :/ Nothing lasts forever, though. I can no longer play my discs of Angelique Etoile because of them wearing out :/

Angelique Etoile is a nostalgic anime for me as it was the first anime I ever watched without subs (it wasn't subbed at the time) and so it was a landmark showing me I could watch anime without subs and understand it. And each time I watched it since I'd pick up more till I could get even the nuances. Sometimes I want to rewatch it and it's sad that I can't, but it's hard to find it :/ I didn't even see it in BookOff when I was in Japan, even though I managed to finish my Haruka DVD collection from that trip through BookOff stores (including the plush of Suefumi from the movie release!)

On the other subject, I wasn't aware of anything like that but I don't watch dubs, and never will again. Fushigi Yuugi in English killed any interest I will ever have in watching a dub ever again. It's horrible. I still love Yuugi, it's a classic, but NOT in English.

I rewatched (as much as my DVD player allowed) the first half of Uraboku this week. I really like the character interaction in this, I am less sure about the overall plot at times...but I always find I get through the Shusei and Hotsuma section and then lose interest. I have most of the manga for it as well but also never got past Hotsuma's section. Oh well...

Am now rewatching DN Angel which I haven't watched in probably ten years. I'm really digging through my collection at the moment...and seeing how much my taste has changed.

Though rewatching Saiyuuki is high up on my to do list. Because it's awesome.

I'm not familiar with Lu over the wall.

I have watched Sailor Moon but not for a long time and only in Japanese. It was fine but I never totally understood all the hype around it.

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Post by: banditpony on February 16, 2019, 09:34:36 PM
On the other subject, I wasn't aware of anything like that but I don't watch dubs, and never will again. Fushigi Yuugi in English killed any interest I will ever have in watching a dub ever again. It's horrible. I still love Yuugi, it's a classic, but NOT in English.

Oh man. I remember in highschool my friend was all like "This anime is so great" in regards to FY, but I couldn't get into it because the dub was like nails on a chalkboard.

That said, anything I watched dubbed that I grew up on (read: before I was 14)... :shrug: the dub is going to resonate with me even if the Japanese VAs are better.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 16, 2019, 11:54:28 PM
I had some issues with a couple of my DVDs recently, but I haven't figured out whether it is my DVD player or the discs in question :/ Nothing lasts forever, though. I can no longer play my discs of Angelique Etoile because of them wearing out :/

...

I have watched Sailor Moon but not for a long time and only in Japanese. It was fine but I never totally understood all the hype around it.

My Blu-Ray player decided not to play a DVD recently so I tried it on my mom's newer player and it played just fine.  I'd try your discs on a new player before discarding for sure.  Would cleaning/resurfacing the disc work to fix it?  I work in a library and usually that's all our discs need to work again, though they can only be resurfaced so many times before they get worn out beyond repair.

I think the hype with Sailor Moon was that the original English dub was one of the few Animes available on mainstream US television in the 90s and it was aimed at girls so it got a lot of attention, even though the 90s definitely had better Animes that came out.  The re-dub is better in many ways but I have some nostalgia attached to the original dub so I kind of miss it sometimes. And there was never a dub of the Sailor Stars season so when that comes out I'm sure people are going to go crazy for it just because it never aired here.  Sailor Moon Crystal is also better in some ways because it cuts out all of the fluff episodes and gives Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite, and Kunzite more of a connection to the Moon Kingdom, which makes their demise all the more dramatic. 

Sailor Moon is cheesy but I like it anyway.  It's still not as cheesy as Speed Racer (which I also watched last week) and lets be honest, Pokemon is cheesy, too.
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Post by: Taffeta on February 16, 2019, 11:57:47 PM
On the other subject, I wasn't aware of anything like that but I don't watch dubs, and never will again. Fushigi Yuugi in English killed any interest I will ever have in watching a dub ever again. It's horrible. I still love Yuugi, it's a classic, but NOT in English.

Oh man. I remember in highschool my friend was all like "This anime is so great" in regards to FY, but I couldn't get into it because the dub was like nails on a chalkboard.

That said, anything I watched dubbed that I grew up on (read: before I was 14)... :shrug: the dub is going to resonate with me even if the Japanese VAs are better.

I think I'm the same. The one exception to my dub ban is Tenchi because it was something I consider nostalgic watched as a teen rather than really seeing it as anime in a bigger genre. It was the first series I ever watched and the obvious sake dubbed as 'tea' amused me much.

So glad I'm not the only one that thinks the Yuugi dub is deathly. Yuugi was the first anime I watched in Japanese but I first watched eps on YT and it was somewhere around ep 12 where there was only an English ep. And that was enough. With Chi-Cheery and Hohtohhoori's very bad enunciation (Not to mention Tusky), that was me done on dubs forever. I started learning Japanese soon after ;) And I bought Yuugi on DVD. It is still one of my absolute pet series, especially the wider storylines around the novels and such...but I will never watch a dub again.

Ever.

Regarding the DVDs, I won't be throwing them out till I've tested them more :) I used to work in a library too so I learned various tricks to clean them but this isn't that, unfortunately :/ But it could be my player.
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 17, 2019, 03:53:54 AM
I agree with Pokeyonekenobie about why Sailor Moon had so much hype surrounding it. I only saw one part of one episode of the original English dub in the 90s when I turned the TV on to catch another show and Sailor Moon happened to be on.

There were other animes in the US before Sailor Moon but I do think it was one the first that aired on a major TV station and got more viewers than the animes that were available at video rental stores.  My grandparents had several anime movies that I watched when I stayed with them including Unico and the Island of Magic,  Toei's Fairy Tales, and Hana No Ko Lunlun (which I only knew as Angel).

I didn't start watching Sailor Moon until I was an adult so I've only seen the Viz version of the episodes and S movie.  I enjoy the 90's Sailor Moon and Crystal.

One of the Walmart stores in my area did a reset in the movies section and suddenly stocked a lot more anime than usual. There are several movies that I haven't seen before and I think a few of them are new releases.


I wanted to get The Girl Who Leapt Through Time but no stores around me seem to have it in stock. I have a few more episodes of the original Fruits Basket anime left.



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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 17, 2019, 04:11:57 AM
We taped both Unico movies off of TV so when I found out they were on DVD I had to buy them.  :)
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Post by: banditpony on February 17, 2019, 02:08:53 PM
On the other subject, I wasn't aware of anything like that but I don't watch dubs, and never will again. Fushigi Yuugi in English killed any interest I will ever have in watching a dub ever again. It's horrible. I still love Yuugi, it's a classic, but NOT in English.

Oh man. I remember in highschool my friend was all like "This anime is so great" in regards to FY, but I couldn't get into it because the dub was like nails on a chalkboard.

That said, anything I watched dubbed that I grew up on (read: before I was 14)... :shrug: the dub is going to resonate with me even if the Japanese VAs are better.

I think I'm the same. The one exception to my dub ban is Tenchi because it was something I consider nostalgic watched as a teen rather than really seeing it as anime in a bigger genre. It was the first series I ever watched and the obvious sake dubbed as 'tea' amused me much.

I paid the extra $5 to buy the sub VHS over the dub VHS because I HATED that dub so much. $30 dollars for 2 episodes. (Oh but hey, that was better then the $35 for 1 episode with the clamshell cases.) Tenchi was the divider for me of sub/dub.

Regarding the DVDs, I won't be throwing them out till I've tested them more :) I used to work in a library too so I learned various tricks to clean them but this isn't that, unfortunately :/ But it could be my player.
Also I didn't mention in my first post that my defective DVDs that were new but worked on some players and not others-- so it could still be a reflection of the DVD and not necessarily the player. But it could be the player too!

>_<;
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on February 18, 2019, 11:33:17 AM
I watch all my anime DVDs and Blu Rays on my PS4
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Post by: tikibirds on February 18, 2019, 01:40:42 PM
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Though rewatching Saiyuuki is high up on my to do list. Because it's awesome.

I remember back in '06 I was working at the Grand Canyon National Park and there is NOTHING to do after dark. My roomate had bought Saiyuki Dvd's and I bought all the Inuyasha ones that were avalible at the time and we would watch them at night.

I don't remember much of saiyuki other then they changed voice actors at some point and I remember that really annoyed me. I know its based off of Journey to the west.

I also watced FY dubbed ut the only thing I remember that annoyed the ever loving crap out of me wasn't the voice acting, it was the female lead character because I thought she was so annoyingly stupid.
FYI - I named my chinchilla Chichiri  ^.^ I miss her. 

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Don’t watch Monrose Monokean 3, with the sexual accusation against Vic Mignogna, Funimation has redubbed over his lines plus fired him along with another company. All thanks to Monica Rial and Jaime  Marchi.
His part in the anime is not very big. He's in like maybe 3 or 4 episodes as he is not one of the lead VA's.
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Post by: Taffeta on February 19, 2019, 11:22:46 AM
If it was the Saiyuuki dub...maybe. The original Japanese version has had the same seiyuu for 20 years....it is very rare for Japanese vkice artists to change. Usually it is extreme circumstances such as death that make it happen.

The Japanese main cast are awesome.

Miaka and Yui are both annoying. I am in it for the seishi. Although Tamahome / Taka also has his moments.
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Post by: tikibirds on February 19, 2019, 02:16:13 PM
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If it was the Saiyuuki dub...maybe

Yeah, it was. I think I remember reading that the VA of the water sprite guy was fired for marrying a 13 year old girl or something like that?
I also remember thinking that the early seasons - the characters had different personalities then the later seasons. I don;t know if it was some kind of censoring or what but the seemed to be more mellow. This does not include the most recent season (which I did enjoy).

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I'm usually in it for the attractive looking men, especially if they are demons/yokai or gods. I dragged my boyfriend to every shinto shrine I could find, which he did not approve of being the strict christian that he is. He mellowed out a bit when I told him I don't beleive in it, I just find it very intersting and alot of my fav anime/manga is based off of it.
I just got back from Japan (Okinawa) on Tuesday but I went alone this time.

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Post by: Taffeta on February 19, 2019, 07:25:41 PM
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If it was the Saiyuuki dub...maybe

Yeah, it was. I think I remember reading that the VA of the water sprite guy was fired for marrying a 13 year old girl or something like that?
I also remember thinking that the early seasons - the characters had different personalities then the later seasons. I don;t know if it was some kind of censoring or what but the seemed to be more mellow. This does not include the most recent season (which I did enjoy).

Not a clue. I pay no attention whatsoever to dub artists. I don't know anything about any of them xD. I only know the Japanese ones.

Now I'm going into spoiler tags because there is a risk of rambling about Saiyuuki in general ;)

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So Reload Blast brought it back bang onto the manga, it's very close to the manga version (is this dubbed? I have only seen it in Japanese language and I don't even know if the manga is translated for Blast?). THe only addition to this is the added flashback scenes from the 500 years ago Gaiden story.

THere's also two OVA that aren't really extant in English dub I don't think. One is Burial, which talks about the pasts of each one in a sense - Sanzou's history, how Gokuu met Sanzou, and Hakkai and Gojou trying to live together before going on the journey. THe other is the gaiden in full, with all the gory details. These are from the manga too, but I feel like maybe their absence in the proper run of the anime also mutes the characters a bit?

As I said, though, it may just be the dub?

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Onto Yuugi. Yuugi actually inspired me to properly sit down and learn Japanese for the stupid reason I wanted to read the novels and it was either Japanese or German, so I might as well learn the Japanese. It's a silly reason to learn a language but it has hugely changed my life so I won't complain. I find the characters interesting but the narrative is a bit brutal at times! I think I'm mostly just character driven in the shows and stories that attract me. I don't need them to be demons or whatever, or even to be handsome. I just need them to have a great character dynamic.

Shinto shrines are awesome. :D I had to visit a bunch during my fieldwork visit because of their connections to various individuals in my research. :D
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 20, 2019, 12:02:58 AM
Speaking of returning voice actors I just saw that most of the English dub cast of Fruits Basket will be returning to their roles in the new anime. I didn’t see anything about the Japanese version but assume they will also try to get most of the same cast?

Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on February 20, 2019, 12:07:22 AM
Speaking of returning voice actors I just saw that most of the English dub cast of Fruits Basket will be returning to their roles in the new anime. I didn’t see anything about the Japanese version but assume they will also try to get most of the same cast?

Ponyfan

The Japanese cast is entirely different, which is really unusual. I did some digging about this and apparently the creator wanted everything done completely from scratch, so totally fresh for the new series. Apparently this has been endorsed by some of the original cast. I wonder whether I'm a minority in being saddened by that decision, though. I like continuity.

And I am a big fan of the original seiyuu for Shigure, so a little part of me weeps inside that he's not reprising the role.

In other news (and I know you guys probably don't care, but I want to share it anyway)...

The angelique series I mentioned earlier as the first one I ever watched without subs (that my disc has corroded for)...I just found a bunch of the episodes are on Youtube :D


For some reason they start at ep 7 of the first arc and then most of the second arc. But that's better than nothing. I haven't seen any of it in a long while.
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 20, 2019, 12:47:51 AM
I didn't realize that none of the Japanese voice cast would be returning for the new Fruits Basket anime.


I'm glad you found the anglelique series on Youtube. :) 




Ponyfan
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Post by: tikibirds on February 20, 2019, 01:42:19 PM
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Onto Yuugi. Yuugi actually inspired me to properly sit down and learn Japanese for the stupid reason I wanted to read the novels and it was either Japanese or German, so I might as well learn the Japanese. It's a silly reason to learn a language but it has hugely changed my life so I won't complain. I find the characters interesting but the narrative is a bit brutal at times! I think I'm mostly just character driven in the shows and stories that attract me. I don't need them to be demons or whatever, or even to be handsome. I just need them to have a great character dynamic.

Shinto shrines are awesome. :D I had to visit a bunch during my fieldwork visit because of their connections to various individuals in my research. :D

I am so jealous that you can speak Japanese. I suck at learning languages. They have been trying to teach me Chinese for almost 2 years now but...It's just not working. Althoug my issue with Chinese is the damn tones. I KNOW the words but I never say them correctly and nobody ever understands me here.  :pout:
Tried Japanese in coolege but the professor kinda sucked. Instead of HIM teaching he had the 2nd semester students try and teach us and that didn;t work for me. >.< Plus we had to learn Hiragana in about a week. There was another class that used romanji or whatever its called (like the japanese version of pin yin) instead of learning the characters. I probably should of taken that class instead.

If I could find a way to make a living studying Japanese mythology, I would. Or if I could fins a way to live in Japan, that would be even better but the work contracts are better in China so here I shall stay for now. (I don't really want to work for Nova or Gaba or any English cram school in Japan. Their contracts are crap compared to mine. You get paid more but I do not want to work 40 Hrs a week in a bussiness suit to teach english to kids).
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Post by: Taffeta on February 20, 2019, 01:52:36 PM
The complexity of Japanese mythology is indeed awesome. Although I study warriors, their stories intersect with stories of shinto and Buddhist ideology, and old stories of China, and so on, so it's really quite broad.

I have a similar problem with Chinese. I can read a lot of the characters already, or approximate them, and the grammar is less difficult than Japanese, but I cannot master tones. As for Japanese, I think learning without characters (in romaji) actually makes it harder in the long run. Especially since some folk romanise in a lazy way, so you get two words that in Japanese writing are different (like yuuki, courage, and yuki, snow) both romanised as 'yuki'. There are also a lot of homonyms, so without the character, you need to know which kami you're talking about - god, paper or hair ;) Or possibly the upper region of a place/upper shrine.

Going back on topic, though, I think one of the reasons anime is such a rich source of stories and is so attractive is that they have such a varied set of their own stories to weave into it. And also, some of China's, as Saiyuuki and in a sense, Yuugi both demonstrate. Yuugi is all fiction but the four gods are part of a bigger spiritual ideology. Haruka, another series/franchise I am very fond of, also uses them extensively, as well as onmyoudou (yin yang) stuff and shinto ideology.

 Saiyuuki spoofs up the Journey to the West and makes many of the characters polar opposites...but it still comes from something deeper.

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Post by: Ponyfan on February 20, 2019, 11:07:20 PM
I've been watching a bunch of drama lately (we don't have a thread for that, funny enough). I'm looking forward to the furuba anime although watching it ep by ep will be annoying xD I like to watch anime series at my own pace so it might be I wait till it's done airing before I watch. In any case I agree, Ponyfan. It seems to have respected the original while promising to do the whole story this time.

I always feel that where the old anime ends gives the wrong impression about
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I just finished the original Friuts Basket anime but although I liked the ending it seemed like

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Maybe it’s because I’m not very far in to the manga yet?

Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 21, 2019, 12:07:21 AM
I've been watching a bunch of drama lately (we don't have a thread for that, funny enough). I'm looking forward to the furuba anime although watching it ep by ep will be annoying xD I like to watch anime series at my own pace so it might be I wait till it's done airing before I watch. In any case I agree, Ponyfan. It seems to have respected the original while promising to do the whole story this time.

I always feel that where the old anime ends gives the wrong impression about
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I just finished the original Friuts Basket anime but although I liked the ending it seemed like

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Maybe it’s because I’m not very far in to the manga yet?

Ponyfan

 :lol:  That's what happens when they finish an anime way before the manga is done.  There are a lot of things in the manga that don't show up in the old anime.  I'd suggest reading the manga (or waiting for the new anime to be finished-assuming they follow the manga closer) to get some new insights into the story.  Admittedly, I haven't finished the manga myself yet--I'm working on it--but I have plenty of friends who have and they've told me some spoilers as we were discussing the odd ending of the anime.

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In watching Sailor Moon, it bothers me that Sailor Venus' character changes so much.  At the end of the first season when she shows up, she's already a superhero in her own right as Sailor V--she even has an episode where she tells about her past working with the British police.  But by the middle of Sailor Moon R (season 2) she's even more ditzy and clutzy than Usagi.  What's up with that?
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Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2019, 08:33:12 AM
@Ponyfan - yeah, it does give that impression. And because it's not the whole story, it's the wrong impression :/ Which is why so many people have waited so long for a proper full version of the manga in anime form (which is what they are hopefully doing).

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When I read Furuba I couldn't speak Japanese and they were still translating volumes into English so some of my volumes are in French and yeah. I am looking forward to seeing the whole thing in Japanese for the first time xD.

Rewatching Saiyuuki Gensoumaden <3. The subtle character details make it for me.
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 21, 2019, 03:54:27 PM
Thanks Pokeyonekenobie and Taffeta. I was starting to think that I missed something or didn't understand the ending of the anime.   

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I'm only on volume 3 of the ommibus manga of Fruits Basket but am planning on reading the whole series eventually. :) I have noticed a few things that weren't in included in the amine already like Yuki's hat that Tohru kept and Kyo's guilt.


@ Pokeyonekenobie My impression of Venus is that she's better at being a superhero than the others since she was the first Senshi to be reawakned (and the true leader of the Sailor Senshi according to the manga) but that she has trouble not going overboard when she's trying to help her friends and that contributes to her being clusmy and a little clueless sometimes. I haven't read the Sailor V manga yet but I think Sailor Venus didn't have many friends except Artemis before she met Sailor Moon and the other Senshi.


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Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2019, 04:45:30 PM
Thanks Pokeyonekenobie and Taffeta. I was starting to think that I missed something or didn't understand the ending of the anime.   

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I remember I watched the anime ending a couple of times before I really got to grips with it. And it was an anime I watched first before I spoke Japanese, so the first couple of times I saw it in English. I can't remember now what the dub is like (its not horrendous like the one for Fushigi Yuugi xD) but I am not sure if anything is missing in translation. I rewatched the original anime not long past and I dunno if it'ds because I know the ending now or because the Japanese is more clear...yeah. Not sure but looking forward to the remake, even with a new cast, to close those gaps. I mean, there are characters that didn't even make it into the anime, and that needs resolving.


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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 21, 2019, 05:44:55 PM
Thanks Pokeyonekenobie and Taffeta. I was starting to think that I missed something or didn't understand the ending of the anime.   

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I remember I watched the anime ending a couple of times before I really got to grips with it. And it was an anime I watched first before I spoke Japanese, so the first couple of times I saw it in English. I can't remember now what the dub is like (its not horrendous like the one for Fushigi Yuugi xD) but I am not sure if anything is missing in translation. I rewatched the original anime not long past and I dunno if it'ds because I know the ending now or because the Japanese is more clear...yeah. Not sure but looking forward to the remake, even with a new cast, to close those gaps. I mean, there are characters that didn't even make it into the anime, and that needs resolving.

Sometimes I'll watch the English dub with the subtitles on to see what they would have translated from the Japanese to really be.  Some animes it's not much different but others give a whole new view to the story.  I don't know if the translators do that because that's what fits the mouth movements or if they think American audiences won't understand/can't handle the actual storyline/references.
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Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2019, 07:59:45 PM
I think it depends. I know sometimes they change all the cultural references and use different terms that they think the audience will understand better. But there are also plenty of cases where the subs are also approximated and don't entirely reflect the dialogue. Japanese and English are such different languages sometimes I guess the mouth movement thing is a problem. It makes some dubs sound very unnatural as well, because they're having to try and match the Japanese speaking rhythm.

I used to do the same thing with Tenchi dub and the subs and I'd see a lot of difference. I haven't watched Tenchi properly since my Japanese became good enough not to use subs. One day I should go back and see how much the subs match the Japanese xD.

Fansubs are also notorious at missing odd details or mishearing something and then rendering a whole conversation weirdly because of it :/ I don't envy the people who do that. It's easy for me to sit and point out the mistakes, but the pressure subbers are under to release eps quickly I think often leads to some of these not getting caught.
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Post by: Stormness_1 on February 23, 2019, 12:57:32 AM
I have the latest batch of DVD releases of the new dub for Sailor Moon, but I haven't watched them yet. I prefer the new(original) naming and the original intent to the storyline as I was always a manga fan, but the music just doesn't work for me and I just can't get into the scenes as much. I fear crystal may be much of the same vibe, and so I haven't bought those yet. I do have a full set of the manga though, the one with the boxes with the beautiful manga art.

Has anyone seen the new Broly movie? I've been holding off until I actually get around to catching up on DBS, I've only seen season one so far, the whole tournament of power concept is a bit boring to me. Although I'm definitely reconsidering spoilering with the movie, with Vic being fired from Funi, we might not see much of his work for a while, and dammit, he's a great VA! I'm totally annoyed about him losing RWBY too though, Crow will NOT be the same with a different VA, and I'm not going to watch it anymore. I really can't stand it when they switch actors mid-series, regardless of how good the direction is, the character always comes across as wrong. It's an original series, just kill him off and then fire him. Same result, and it doesn't completely ruin the show for fans.

I'm really excited to see the castings for the new fruits basket, with most of the english cast returning. I think Momo's VA might be the only new face so far?
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 23, 2019, 05:29:31 PM
I started watching the 90's Sailor Moon before Crystal so I watched 90's Season 1 and then Crystal Season 1 and I think I watched Season 2 of both basically at the same time.  :lol: I enjoy both versions of Sailor Moon although I think the 90's version shows more of the girls bonding than Crystal. Some of the scenes in Crystal look almost the same as they do in the manga but Crystal does add a few things that are not in the manga. 

Here are a couple of background music pieces from Sailor Moon Crystal

Legend of the Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8-zsZ63usg

Theme of Sailor Mercury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-TcEopaYqw


Has anyone heard anything about the Sailor Moon Crystal Dream arc movie? I guess production was delayed since I haven't been able to find any clips from it even in Japanese.


I'm also looking foward to the new Fruits Basket anime. :) Seeing the anime first and then reading the manga has been interesting as I can see where the anime follws the manga and where it doesn't. I also know why to put a seahorse rat or cat in the chatbox they're named hatori :hatori: yuki :yuki: and kyo :kyo:  :biggrin:



Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on February 23, 2019, 05:37:15 PM


I'm also looking foward to the new Fruits Basket anime. :) Seeing the anime first and then reading the manga has been interesting as I can see where the anime follws the manga and where it doesn't. I also know why to put a seahorse rat or cat in the chatbox they're named hatori :hatori: yuki :yuki: and kyo :kyo:  :biggrin:



Ponyfan


Yeah. One of the Arena's weird secrets, that ;) Though I guess it points to how old this site (including its predecessor) is ;)
Is it just Yuki, Kyou and Hatori in the shoutbox? None of the others?
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Post by: Ponyfan on February 23, 2019, 05:56:04 PM
There's also Ayame  :ayame:   Hatsuharu  :hatsuharu:  Kagura :kagura:   Kisa :kisa: Momiji :momiji: and Shigure :shigure:    :)





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Post by: Ponyfan on March 09, 2019, 08:08:52 PM
I saw Liz and the Blue Bird today at the store. It looks really good. Has anyone seen that one?


Ponyfan
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 12, 2019, 12:40:40 AM
I picked up Liz and the Blue Bird today and also Lu Over the Wall. :)

Ponyfan
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Post by: SpacePinto on March 12, 2019, 03:19:09 PM
I am not much into anime (unless Moomin counts) but I'm currently thinking about rewatching Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, after more than 10 years now that I think about it.
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Post by: Taffeta on March 12, 2019, 07:56:15 PM
I picked up Liz and the Blue Bird today and also Lu Over the Wall. :)

Ponyfan

I don't know either of these :)

Watching Saiyuuki. So easy to tell where filler ends and real manga stuff begins because it's so much better written. I enjoy the filler eps, they're fun - especially crack ones like the one when Gokuu is convinced Sanzou has turned into a demon, and the one Hakkai vanishes and leaves them to take care of themselves and Gokuu puts detergent in the rice cooker to clean the rice...but when you get the real story there's much more connection between scenes and ideas and characters and it's just nicer somehow.
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and I want the creepy dark Ukoku reveal stuff...and most of all I want the real Hazel, because he comes off as a jerk in Gunlock and I actually really like him in the manga. (and he's not dead -.- and I so want him to come back). I think Gat's friendship with Gokuu is also more explored in the manga, but I can't remember.[/spoiler]

Also added a bunch of anime to my list that I will probably never have time to watch.
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Post by: tikibirds on March 18, 2019, 03:32:55 PM
There seems to be a lot of hate againist filler episodes in the anime community. I don't mind them as long as they aren't recaps or flashbacks of previous episodes. Naruto has so many of those.  >_<
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 18, 2019, 04:32:15 PM
One of my least favorite Sailor Moon episodes is the recap/preview on at the end of Season 2  The characters just talk over scenes of episodes and say "Oh, remember when we did this?" "Who could that be? Is that a new enemy?"


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Post by: Taffeta on March 18, 2019, 10:06:18 PM
There seems to be a lot of hate againist filler episodes in the anime community. I don't mind them as long as they aren't recaps or flashbacks of previous episodes. Naruto has so many of those.  >_<

I think the hate comes more from the purist manga fans who dislike anything not in the manga. I tend to judge filler arcs each on its merit, though. For example, Bleach has a ton of filler arcs. I like a couple, I am not so keen on a couple. It depends on the anime as well. What I don't really like is when a series I've read the manga for takes a manga arc and rewrites the ending. That I don't really like.

All that said, I consider manga to be the canon. Albeit the continuity is the most important thing. So if the filler doesn't contradict the continuity then it's all good. The biggest problem with filler arcs is that the writers cannot develop or reveal anything additional about the character that isn't already known, so sometimes things drag out.

With Saiyuuki, it led to Kou getting injured, then healed, so he could appear in the filler, then injured again so the canon could continue. And in Bleach they broke off in the middle of a manga arc to tell a "story that hadn't been told yet", but the problem with that one was that the timeline was impossible and it couldn't integrate. So that's where there are issues with filler.


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Post by: tikibirds on March 19, 2019, 07:01:09 PM
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What I don't really like is when a series I've read the manga for takes a manga arc and rewrites the ending. That I don't really like.

Yeah, especially if its the ending of the series.
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 21, 2019, 02:26:35 AM
I watched Lu Over the Wall. It's basically a version of The Little Mermaid. It was pretty good although there are a few places where the story twists and the animation style changes drastically. Kai accidently attracts the attention of a young mermaid when he plays music. Lu's tail becomes legs when she hears music. However everyone in town tells Kai that the merfolk are dangerous creatures.


Ponyfan



Stephanie Sheh ,the current voice of Usagi/Sailor Moon in the Viz Dub voices one of the characters and she sounds exactly like Usagi/Sailor Moon. Until I looked it up I didn't realize that Stephanie Sheh also voices Mitsuha in the dub of Your Name. When she voices Mitsuha her voice is different than her Sailor Moon voice.


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Post by: Ponyfan on March 23, 2019, 11:04:25 PM
I'm thinking about watching Howl's Moving Castle now. Is anyone a fan of it?


Ponyfan
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Post by: Taffeta on March 24, 2019, 09:35:25 AM
I'm thinking about watching Howl's Moving Castle now. Is anyone a fan of it?


Ponyfan

I can't remember if I've seen that one or not...I'm not a huge ghibli fan to be honest, but if you like others then it's probably worth a watch?
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 25, 2019, 01:40:20 PM
Studio Ghibli is kind of hit or miss for me. That being said I have enjoyed most of the ones I've seen so far. I'll give Howl's Moving Castle a try. :) I found it today for $10.


Ponyfan
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 25, 2019, 11:40:27 PM
I liked Howl's Moving Castle.  I thought it was fun.
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Post by: tikibirds on March 26, 2019, 05:54:55 AM
I like Spirited away, howls moving castle and the cat returns but the other ghibli movies, I didn't like.

I have also been to the museaum in Mitaka, Japan. It was OK but not worth the hype it gets. Plus it was so freakin crowded.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on March 26, 2019, 02:17:59 PM
I'm thinking about watching Howl's Moving Castle now. Is anyone a fan of it?


Ponyfan

I like both the English sub and dub of this movie, I set myself a challenge when watching the English dubbed version; anytime the said the worlds heart, curse, and witch I had a drink (water)

Studio Ghibi films I like are Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Monoke, Kikki’s Delivery Service, and The Cat Returns.

The rest are a big no no.
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Post by: tikibirds on March 26, 2019, 05:25:45 PM
Ya know, now that I think about it..Ghibli flims are the only ones where I perfer the original Japanese over English Dub. I know its all famous actors, but the voices suck.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 27, 2019, 02:29:40 PM
I prefer the original English dub of My Neighbor Totoro over the Disney one.
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Post by: Taffeta on March 27, 2019, 06:39:24 PM
I've never watched Ghibli in English. I think I have heard maybe 2 lines of Mononokehime in English by accident before hurriedly switching over. I imagine probably the dubs ought to be better quality than regular anime series but I guess it depends on the actors and how much they have to fit the script to mouth movements.

I also have no idea how Spirited Away/Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi even makes sense in English.
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 28, 2019, 01:56:24 PM
I watch the dubs because reading subtitles for an extended time takes me out of being fully immersed in the movie since I don't understand Japanese. I haven't seen Spirited Away but have heard other people mention it was confusing.



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Post by: Carrehz on March 29, 2019, 12:57:21 AM
The only Ghibli dub I've been able to stomach is The Cat Returns; that one works fine in both languages and they actually managed to find a good cast... for some reason all the other Ghibli dubs (at least the Disney dubs) have at least one irritating voice =_= Although they did swap Natoru's gender in the dub, not sure why they did that...

(I wonder how the heck Whisper of the Heart works in English - one of the major plot points is the main character translating "Country Roads" into Japanese. Not sure how that'd make sense in the dub.)

I watched Howl's Moving Castle for the first time a few months ago! I liked it, it's not my favourite Ghibli film though.

There seems to be a lot of hate againist filler episodes in the anime community. I don't mind them as long as they aren't recaps or flashbacks of previous episodes. Naruto has so many of those.  >_<

I don't mind filler, either - if done well it can really expand on the characters. I've noticed this particularly with magical girl series (at least older ones). Take Sailor Moon, for example (original series, not Crystal) - the manga has the team all set up after several chapters whereas the anime takes longer to introduce all the girls, thus giving you more time to get to know their personalities before moving onto the next intro. More room to breathe, you know?
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Post by: Ponyfan on March 29, 2019, 02:20:04 AM
It's been a long time since I've watched Whisper of the Heart but I think in the English dub Shizuku is either still trying to translate the song in to Japanese or she is rewriting the song with lyrics to fit at graduation.


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Post by: Taffeta on March 29, 2019, 10:31:48 AM
I watch the dubs because reading subtitles for an extended time takes me out of being fully immersed in the movie since I don't understand Japanese. I haven't seen Spirited Away but have heard other people mention it was confusing.



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It's not confusing in Japanese, but then kami-kakushi is an innately Japanese thing (literally, hidden by the gods)...which is not quite the same as "Spirited Away" but I guess as close as they could get it. It is an odd film but some things don't make sense in translation.

I have seen in the past that where a Japanese character tries to speak English, in dubs they make an English speaker speak say, French instead which is an interesting way of getting round such problems.

Another interesting thing about dubs is that often the gender of the character and that of the voice artist are the same. It's not 100% but it's much more common for women to voice young male characters in Japan, or sometimes others if they want to make gender ambiguous. It never made it into the anime (in the end it's a good thing as the manga arc was horrible) but there was a character in Bleach that had extensive gender debate because in Japanese gender pronouns are not necessary and can sometimes be interchanged anyway. So for weeks and weeks people argued over whether this character was male or female or neither. And the translations of the manga into English struggled with it as well, so got inconsistent he/she/they/etc. It was eventually revealed the character was male, but I was thinking how that might work in anime, and that in Japanese it would probably maintain the ambiguity longer than in English.

Though there's another series, isn't there, with a character whose gender was never officially revealed? I forget which right now.

Characters like Yuki in Fruits Basket, and Kenshin in Rurouni Kenshin were voiced by women in the Japanese anime. Yuki will now be voiced by a guy, I think, in the new series, which is interesting. But there feels like a lot more fluidity around character, gender etc with Japanese versions because of this practice and how common it is.

Going back to fillers, I like what the Bleach fillers did for Kira. The filler writers clearly liked Kira more than the mangaka did.

It can be used in other ways though. In Fushigi Yuugi manga there's a whole section where they end up stranded in this place where they all have to dress as women else they're going to get killed and...for some reason they decided that wasn't appropriate to animate so they changed it and bits of that appeared in omake at the end of the ova episodes (so they could put Mitsukake in a dress, I guess?). So sometimes censorship plays a role in those decisions too?

And then in Saiunkoku, which is adapted from novels, there's a sequence of the storyline where the Emperor's consort is kidnapped and then there's a whole flurry to rescue her. In the novel version, during the rescue attempt, the Emperor discovers the true identity of the consort's bodyguard via a letter left behind. In the anime they skip this up a few episodes and make it happen after a court tournament that isn't in the novels - so the letter doesn't come as a surprise to the Emperor, only to his advisor. It changes the dynamic slightly although I admit I like the way the anime handles it.

Recommend Saiunkoku *nods*.
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 01, 2019, 02:30:39 AM


I don't mind filler, either - if done well it can really expand on the characters. I've noticed this particularly with magical girl series (at least older ones). Take Sailor Moon, for example (original series, not Crystal) - the manga has the team all set up after several chapters whereas the anime takes longer to introduce all the girls, thus giving you more time to get to know their personalities before moving onto the next intro. More room to breathe, you know?


That's one aspect that I think the original Sailor Moon anime did better than Crystal. I've seen both series (haven't seen Stars in the original series) and I think you get a better sense of how great of friends they are in the original anime but since Crystal follows the manga more closely than the original anime a lot of the bonding time with the characters is lost.



Taffeta,

Thats very interesting about the voice actors.  :) I wonder why they decided to go with a guy voicing Yuki in the new anime since it seems they were trying to keep most of the original voices/get close to the original voices? In the original Pokémon English dub Ash was voiced by a woman.


I watched Flavors of Youth. It's promoted as being made by the same studio as Your Name but to me Your Name is a much better film. Flavors of  Youth is 3 short stories that don't really have anything to do with each other. One thing that is interesting is all of the stories/action takes place in China. The first and last story were good but the 2nd one was so boring that I almost stopped watching and I feel the 1st story is rather misleading in what to expect from the rest of them film.


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Post by: Ponyfan on April 02, 2019, 07:52:20 PM
Viz has just announced that Sailor Moon Stars will be released on Blu Ray/DVD in June.


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Post by: Taffeta on April 02, 2019, 10:20:52 PM
@Ponyfan - with Yuki, I was talking about the Japanese dub. I don't know what is happening with the English voices but the Japanese are all being changed so it's not so odd. I'm still trying to get in my head how Yuki is going to sound now...

Currently a little worried the Japanese version won't be available since Funimation is so obsessed with dubbing. If that's the case I won't be watching it until somewhere picks it up in the original.

Meantime been watching Bungo Stray Dogs. There are some Japanese writers from the 19th and 20th century probably turning in their graves after having their names and works taken and used in vain xD.
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Post by: banditpony on April 02, 2019, 10:26:51 PM
Viz has just announced that Sailor Moon Stars will be released on Blu Ray/DVD in June.


Ponyfan

yessss.
Probably part 1 though, right?

I'll be SO HAPPY when everything is released and I don't have to remember to buy them anymore.
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 02, 2019, 10:42:02 PM
I head somewhere that most of the English cast is returning for the new Fruits Basket anime( Momiji and Kagura have different VAs) so I guess I just assumed that they would keep most of the original cast for the Japanese version also.  :blush:

I'm hoping that the new Fruits Basket anime will get picked up by Hulu in the US as I'm really looking forward to seeing the new version and more of the story. :)


Viz has just announced that Sailor Moon Stars will be released on Blu Ray/DVD in June.


Ponyfan

yessss.
Probably part 1 though, right?

I'll be SO HAPPY when everything is released and I don't have to remember to buy them anymore.


Yes, part 1. :)  I wonder if we'll see part 2 released by December. I just need the Sailor Moon R movie and the 3rd Season of Crystal to all of the Viz Sailor Moon releases.



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Post by: Ponyfan on April 06, 2019, 07:21:23 PM
I picked up A  Silent Voice today.



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Post by: Taffeta on April 07, 2019, 07:43:49 AM
The first ep of the new Fruits Basket anime is now up.

As expected Funimation only has it in English but fortunately CR has it in Japanese.

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Post by: Ponyfan on April 08, 2019, 02:22:35 AM
The first ep of the new Fruits Basket anime is now up.

As expected Funimation only has it in English but fortunately CR has it in Japanese.

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It looks like Hulu will be getting the new Fruits Basket anime later this month so I will be able to watch the new episodes too. :)


I know what you mean about the new episodes though. I feel the same way about waiting for new Miraculous Ladybug episodes.



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Post by: Einhornbaby on April 11, 2019, 01:49:40 PM
Cant remember if I told it here : I watched Erased (anime series) and it was amazing !!!!!! It was super emotional!
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Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2019, 01:59:50 PM
I love Erased :D

Drama version is good too...
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Post by: Carrehz on April 11, 2019, 04:56:14 PM
dunno if there's any other fans here.. but Ojamajo Doremi is coming back!!

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-23/toei-ojamajo-doremi-magical-girl-anime-gets-comedy-net-anime-shorts/.144912
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-23/toei-confirms-ojamajo-doremi-team-majo-minarai-o-sagashite-magical-girl-anime-film/.144911

I'm so excited!! Doremi's my favourite anime (as you can probably tell from my avatar :silly:) and I never expected anything like this... it's been so long since the light novels came out that I didn't think they had any plans to revive it... plus it looks like they've managed to get at least the main girls' VAs back so that's fantastic! It's soooo good to hear them again :heart:
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 11, 2019, 07:23:30 PM
Erased sounds interesting. :) Someone a couple of months ago was asking about Mirai? I noticed that it's out on DVD/Blu Ray now.



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Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2019, 07:39:38 PM
Erased sounds interesting. :) Someone a couple of months ago was asking about Mirai? I noticed that it's out on DVD/Blu Ray now.



Ponyfan

Erased is really very clever and it does make you think about stuff. But I really like that so much of it is set in Hokkaido. It's very sweet and yet it covers some serious stuff. Also, it's short (12 eps) so easy to watch without feeling bogged down.

I really need to find the manga for this because I want to know if the anime or the drama fits closest to the real story. They both reach the same conclusion in a sense but in a different way...there are things I like about how they tie together both but they're not quite the same so I would really like to know which is more in the writer's way of thinking.

Still going to make a push for Charlotte as well as another recommend because it is really quite clever and though he's a complete jerk in the first episode, the main character really does grow on you.

I need to look into Mirai. I have heard it mentioned but don't know much about it.

Looking forward to Furuba ep 2...I hate the wait!

@Carrehz - not familiar with that series but it's always awesome when something that has been dormant for ages reemerges. I felt like that with the 2017 Reload Blast for Saiyuuki and with Furuba now. It gives me hope that one day there might be a season 2 of Yona and maybe some other half-finished series...

On the subject of Furuba, I did notice that the episode titles say season 1, which suggests there may be a split in the middle rather than a continuous airing. I hope not but it's possible :/

Also I really like the closing theme of Furuba, will have to track that down - although
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 11, 2019, 10:31:11 PM
I found Erased and Charlotte on Hulu and added them to my watchlist.  I'm also interested in Mirai. :)  I'm really excited to see the new Fruits Basket anime but I don't think it's on Hulu yet. 





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Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2019, 10:42:15 PM
I found Erased and Charlotte on Hulu and added them to my watchlist.  I'm also interested in Mirai. :)  I'm really excited to see the new Fruits Basket anime but I don't think it's on Hulu yet. 





Ponyfan

Will really be interested to hear what you think of them :O)
I haven't found anything streaming Mirai at present.
Hopping streaming services looking for anime can be a pain, even with search tools. They also have a bad habit of removing shows in the middle of my watching them...

I am certain you are going to love Furuba <3 Hope it is on your Hulu service soon!!
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 12, 2019, 10:17:00 PM
Thanks Taffeta. :) I think Hulu might be waiting for the first few episodes of Fruits Basket to air before they add it to their anime collection.


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Post by: Taffeta on April 12, 2019, 10:51:05 PM
Thanks Taffeta. :) I think Hulu might be waiting for the first few episodes of Fruits Basket to air before they add it to their anime collection.


Ponyfan

It's a good plan. I really hate the wait.
Just watched ep 2 and realised...a whole week till 3 *cries*.
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Also just finished watching Angels of Death. It's messed up as heck but whatever.
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About ready to enter research revision mode now :D
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 13, 2019, 10:24:07 PM
I'm hearing conflicting information on whether or not Hulu will get the streaming rights to the new Fruits Basket or not. I hope they will eventually but I think Funimation's streaming site has first rights to the episodes. I imagine that it will turn out much like Sailor Moon Crystal's series. I think Crystal had to air a full season in Japan before the English dub could be released in the US.


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Post by: Taffeta on April 13, 2019, 10:26:11 PM
I'm hearing conflicting information on whether or not Hulu will get the streaming rights to the new Fruits Basket or not. I hope they will eventually but I think Funimation's streaming site has first rights to the episodes. I imagine that it will turn out much like Sailor Moon Crystal's series. I think Crystal had to air a full season in Japan before the English dub could be released in the US.


Ponyfan

Funimation certainly has the English dub of Fruits Basket streaming on the same time as Crunchyroll has the Japanese one. I dunno if that is the same as in the US though...
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 14, 2019, 02:36:47 AM
I just watched episode 1 of the new Fruits Basket :)


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Post by: Taffeta on April 14, 2019, 11:22:54 AM
Yay :D

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On the subject of Shigure - Shi-gu-reh is correct, with every syllable the same rough length. In the original English dub I think it was Shi-GUUR-ay...?

http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Shigure

If you click the little button next to Japanese pronunciation it should give you an idea :)

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Post by: Ponyfan on April 14, 2019, 09:01:02 PM
Thanks Taffeta. :) I was pretty sure “She-Gray”  wasn’t correct.  With all of the advances of pronouncing Japanese names more accurately in English dubs I was hoping for more correct pronunciations but the sound wasn’t very good on the platform I was watching so it’s possible I misheard Shigure’s name. I didn’t realize Shi-GURR-ay was incorrect also.

I’m halfway through the original manga. While I was waiting for volume 7 for come back in stock 8 and 9 sold out. :sad:

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About the anime

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Post by: Taffeta on April 14, 2019, 10:23:13 PM
I'm pretty sure you're reading the manga in kind of omnibus form, right? Because I have 23 volumes for Furuba manga (admittedly across 3 languages, don't ask) but it sounds like you're much further in...?

I dunno if English dub pronunciations have improved as I haven't watched any in a long time, but the odd times I hear clips still make me cringe a bit xD.

I guess She-grey is a kind of attempt at Shi-gu-reh...?

I wonder what will happen with Hatori (similarly ha-to-rih rather than ha-TOOR-i) if this is setting the benchmark...

It reminds me of the official subtitles of Haruka making Ikutidaru and Sefuru Icktidarl and Sefle respectively. Fortunately no dub exists of that...xD

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Post by: Ponyfan on April 16, 2019, 02:24:38 AM
I checked Wikipedia and I've read through Chapter 71 of the manga so maybe a little more than half?


 
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Post by: dakotadarkhooves on April 16, 2019, 03:45:32 AM
Just peeking in here to recommend Mo Dao Zu Shi/Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation (it's technically a donghua, not anime, since it's Chinese). It's based on a wuxia danmei (basically, a fantasy martial arts + BL) novel and it's so freaking good. It's getting a second season this summer and I cannot wait! Although it departs heavily from the novel (a large part of this is due to the Chinese censorship laws; since it's based on a danmei (BL) novel, the more intimate/longing scenes between the two main male protagonists are heavily censored), it stays true to the original feel of the novel.

Basic Summary: In an alternate historical China where its residents 'cultivate' in order to seek the highest forms of martial arts, there are five main cultivation sects; Gusu Lan, Yunmeng Jiang, Lanling Jin, Qinghe Nie, and Qishan Wen. The main character, Wei WuXian, is a member of the Yunmeng Jiang sect, and is the adopted son of the sect's leader. Along with his adoptive brother Jiang Cheng, WuXian is sent to train at the Gusu Lan sect's Cloud Recesses. There he meets Lan WangJi, the strict rule child of the Lan sect, who's in charge of punishing unruly students. WuXian accidentally gets on his bad side when he sneaks in past curfew with alcohol and then attempts to duel WangJi, therefore breaking three of the Lan sect's three-thousand rules in one go. This is the start of a beautiful...er, frienemyship.

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So, a few notes. Wei WuXian, despite being the protagonist, ends up becoming 'the bad guy' or just... more of an antihero. His heart's in the right place but he doesn't go about things the right way. I don't want to spoil too much but basically, some terrible things happen, and he embraces the 'demonic' path, which is seen as a twisted, disgusting path by most of the cultivation world. As a demonic cultivator, he can raise the dead and control them to do his bidding with a flute. These dark powers inevitably backfire and cause his own death. The donghua actually begins after Wei WuXian is revived via a blood ritual, and his past, which is the huge chunk of the first season, is only seen through a massive flashback. In the novel it actually switches back and forth a lot more, but the first, second, and last episodes of the donghua are the only ones that deal with the present time. The rest is a reflection on Wei WuXian's past life. Season 2 will focus on the present, where strange supernatural encounters lead to WuXian and WangJi traveling together to investigate and discover the cause of these peculiar occurrences.

I cannot recommend this series enough. The donghua is absolutely gorgeous, with smooth, crisp-looking animation, beautiful scenery, and amazingly talented voice actors who really help to bring the characters to life. I have never found myself caring about characters as much as I care about these characters. The world is so rich and vibrant, and the longing between the two mains, Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi, is so poignant that it's almost tangible at times. I highly suggest that if you decide to check out the donghua, that you also read the novel and the manhua, as the storytelling is top notch, and possibly check out the drama CDs, as they have a ton of fun extras. The English translation of the novel can be found at Exiled Rebels Scanlations. Be warned though, the novel is 18+ and deals with mature themes.

(Okay, babbling over. Sorry! I just...really really love this series ahhh)
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Post by: tikibirds on April 16, 2019, 01:16:03 PM
My VPN was actually staying connected so I binged Bakumatsu (currently on crunchyroll) - finished all 14 current episodes in 2 nights.
Its not the greatest story ever written and its kinda by the book in a way but I find it entertaining. I was surprised to find that its based off a romance phone game because the anime is all action/adventure.

It is very loosly based on historical events as the main characters are constantly squaring off with the shinshingumi, trying to stop the new leader who is bent on japan taking over the world.

Takasugi Shinsaku, a soldier of fortune from Choshu, sneaks aboard a government ship with his comrade Katsura Kogorou in search of a mysterious "timepiece" with the power to manipulate time that he fears the government wishes to keep for themselves. Rather than allow such power to fall into the wrong hands, Takasugi plans to destroy the artifact, but having obtained it, the artifact is quickly stolen, forcing the pair to follow the mysterious thief to the seat of government in Kyoto. However, when they arrive in the capital, they discover that the government has been overthrown and the deity Susanoo now reigns in its place. The streets of the city and the people in them are much different than Takasugi and Katsura remembered. The times may have changed but their mission hasn't - Takasugi and Katsura resolve to reset time and save their nation from the nefarious forces trying to hijack it.
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Post by: Taffeta on April 16, 2019, 09:01:29 PM
I saw the first episode of that.

I'm afraid the moment that Sanada Yukimura appeared in Bakumatsu Japan though, I turned it off ;)
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 17, 2019, 12:43:12 AM
I watched the 2nd episode of the new Fruits Basket

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Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2019, 08:06:08 AM
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 19, 2019, 11:18:54 AM
Funimation is so going downhill now because a lot of people are leaving that community, plus they have been slapped with a lawsuit by Vic Mignogna for a serious misconduct.

I’m sticking with subs for a while till this blows over.

Attack on Titan Season Three part two here I come.
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Post by: Taffeta on April 19, 2019, 12:36:18 PM
Funimation is so going downhill now because a lot of people are leaving that community, plus they have been slapped with a lawsuit by Vic Mignogna for a serious misconduct.

I’m sticking with subs for a while till this blows over.

Attack on Titan Season Three part two here I come.

I only watch anime on Funimation that have a Japanese version. I ignore anything that is dubbed. I know that's their selling point, but its not for me. I prefer CR except their habit of taking down stuff without warning. Some stuff has moved from CR to Funimation, even though their partnership ended, otherwise I'd have cancelled the Funimation sub by now...
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 19, 2019, 02:04:24 PM
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Post by: Ponyfan on April 20, 2019, 04:57:31 PM
I picked up Mirai today.



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Post by: Ponyfan on April 24, 2019, 04:14:27 PM
Has the 3rd episode of the new Fruits Basket anime been posted yet?



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Post by: Taffeta on April 24, 2019, 08:31:54 PM
Has the 3rd episode of the new Fruits Basket anime been posted yet?



Ponyfan

Yes, it has :D

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Post by: Ponyfan on April 27, 2019, 10:19:36 PM
It looks like I'll have to wait awhile or sign up for a new streaming service to keep watching the new Fruits Basket anime. The videos that were on YouTube have been taken down and there's still no sign of it appearing on Hulu (although it still could since April has a few more days left.) Is it free to watch on Funimation?


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Post by: Taffeta on April 27, 2019, 10:36:07 PM
I suspect that it is premium but my UK sub may be different. I can't see on my acct which things are or not and I am watching on CR anyway. (It is premium there but it goes to not premium when the next ep happens...however that is in Japanese with sub. .
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Post by: tikibirds on April 28, 2019, 01:41:38 PM
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I'm afraid the moment that Sanada Yukimura appeared in Bakumatsu Japan though, I turned it off
Was he the general type samauri dude on the horse?

That show has such low rating on crunchyroll, but I enjoy it. It's different from other shows with the shinshingumi.
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Post by: Taffeta on April 28, 2019, 02:07:54 PM
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I'm afraid the moment that Sanada Yukimura appeared in Bakumatsu Japan though, I turned it off
Was he the general type samauri dude on the horse?

That show has such low rating on crunchyroll, but I enjoy it. It's different from other shows with the shinshingumi.

I had to teach the real bakumatsu this year, so yeah, my historical gene twitched.

Sanada's a guy in red armour, he probably had a six disc banner somewhere, but his red armour is really famous. The issue I have with it is that he died in around 1615. Which is quite a long time before the Bakumatsu.

There are things messing around with Japanese history or history in general that I find really clever or interesting or original. And then there's just taking a guy who's famous in the Sengoku era and shoving him in the Bakumatsu.
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Post by: tikibirds on April 29, 2019, 02:42:07 PM
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I had to teach the real bakumatsu this year, so yeah, my historical gene twitched.

Sanada's a guy in red armour, he probably had a six disc banner somewhere, but his red armour is really famous. The issue I have with it is that he died in around 1615. Which is quite a long time before the Bakumatsu.

There are things messing around with Japanese history or history in general that I find really clever or interesting or original. And then there's just taking a guy who's famous in the Sengoku era and shoving him in the Bakumatsu.

There are several historical generals/samauri/whatever that appear as the 12 commanders of susanoo, all from different times. Since the watch has the power to mess with time, I assume it is also the reason why there are other characters from totally different times in the story. So for me, the story works.

The 2nd season is odd. The original master of the watch is killed and the watch was destroyed by Takasugi BUT it is now a sentient being and Hijikata is the new ruler of the alternate world (but nobody is aware of this yet).
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Post by: Taffeta on April 29, 2019, 03:16:33 PM
So basically, there are two things here. I mean, you enjoy it. So that's fine. That's all that matters. What I think is irrelevant in that discussion, and I hope the 2nd season is also enjoyable.

For me as a historian I look at stuff like this with a mixture of horror and fascination as to how Japan sometimes portrays its historical figures. I mean, representations of historical figures are interesting to me anyway, but the reason this one leaves me cold is that as far as I can gather, the chosen past individuals are pulled in just to fight against the heroes, not because they have any deeper reason or anything to be there. And the Bakumatsu period is already full of plenty of warriors legitimately wanting to slash each other open. I don't have any issue with villain/hero alignments of any kind for Shinsengumi/Takasugi and Choushuu etc because they all are rooted in the story and therefore connect. But the others are just shoved in there as randomly plucked enemies outside of time as far as I can see. And I kind of don't like that, mediaeval Japan being made the cannon fodder of the nineteenth century.

I don't feel like there are any pieces of the actual characters, it's just a case of picking some currently popular historical folk to get attention. I'm cynical because right now Sanada Yukimura is the darling of the Sengoku publicity model - tons of merch all over Japan, and made prominent by Basara and Sengoku Musou. I did see that Benkei was another one...

But hey, it's an anime, and believe me, there have been weirder...still dealing with Nobunaga as a girl...and so on...so I guess it's probably fine. This is just my specialist area, so I'm going to twitch about it when I feel like the individuals I study are being pulled in like puppet fodder just to sell the game, rather than because of who they are.

I might have stuck with it and enjoyed it more if I didn't know who those fodder people were.

Also slightly concerned that Seimei is meant to reflect Abe no Seimei somehow. But maybe that was me overthinking.
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 02, 2019, 02:17:08 AM
It looks like the info about Hulu streaming the new Fruits Baskets was incorrect as Hulu told me today that they "didn't have any details at this time" if they would be streaming Fruits Basket soon.

I see episode 4 has been uploaded to Youtube but still no episode 3.


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Post by: tikibirds on May 05, 2019, 02:02:11 PM
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Also slightly concerned that Seimei is meant to reflect Abe no Seimei somehow. But maybe that was me overthinking.

Actually, I though that as well. Although, I am not sure what an onmyōji has to do with the story, other then the character having mythical powers to sense/power the pocketwatch. I think he is supposed to be the older brother of the emperor.

Its intersting that we both seem to have similar intrests and studied similar subjects but have totally different points of view. If nothing else, we are both trained as historians (although I currently teach in China..not exactly the path I was going for but at least i'm in the right part of the world..sort of). Someday I will start my PH D. Maybe...
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Post by: Taffeta on May 05, 2019, 02:14:26 PM
I think that when you study history, not having an easy career path is just normal xD.

It's actually funny that I take against this series so much because one of my real interests is representation and how old narratives and historical figures are re-represented. And I realise I'm being totally hypocritical ripping this one to shreds for shoving Benkei and Yukimura into the bakumatsu with a bit of divine shinto for good measure...when I have zero problem with the cast of Bungo Stray Dogs all being named for historic Japanese writers and such...and have genuinely used hello kitty Yoshitsune straps as part of a lecture on contemporary representations of history before.

I think it must be just that it seems haphazard, like it's not been thought out so much...? Maybe because it's from a game. I mean, I'm a fan of the Haruka franchise and have been for a long time, but the Haruka 3 anime (which covers Genpei, which is arguably my main focus) is only piecemeal and doesn't include a lot of the narrative. So if you don't know any Japanese history when you watch it, you're likely to be lost...

So yeah. I dunno why.

On another note, when I was in Japan, there was a whole museum in Higashiyama in Kyoto that used Hakuouki characters to narrate Bakumatsu history, to the point of airing the anime in the museum and having card cutouts with which you could have your picture taken. I don't know if it's still like that 2 years on, but if you're interested in a weird experience when you're there and you have an opportunity to go to Kyoto, I recommend it. It's very bizarre.

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Post by: Ponyfan on May 06, 2019, 10:28:56 PM
I'm still trying to find a place to watch the new Fruits Basket anime but I noticed on Youtube that Kagura's episode on Youtube had a spoiler warning if you hadn't read the manga.


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Post by: Taffeta on May 07, 2019, 07:33:20 AM
I'm still trying to find a place to watch the new Fruits Basket anime but I noticed on Youtube that Kagura's episode on Youtube had a spoiler warning if you hadn't read the manga.


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I hate waiting week on week for eps, if you get to watch them all together it might be better. I feel like the most recent episode
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 07, 2019, 12:20:05 PM
I'm still trying to find a place to watch the new Fruits Basket anime but I noticed on Youtube that Kagura's episode on Youtube had a spoiler warning if you hadn't read the manga.


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Post by: tikibirds on May 07, 2019, 12:35:06 PM
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n another note, when I was in Japan, there was a whole museum in Higashiyama in Kyoto that used Hakuouki characters to narrate Bakumatsu history, to the point of airing the anime in the museum and having card cutouts with which you could have your picture taken. I don't know if it's still like that 2 years on, but if you're interested in a weird experience when you're there and you have an opportunity to go to Kyoto, I recommend it. It's very bizarre.

That would be cool to see if its still there, I did enjoy Hakuouki  but though it was kinda...weird at times. I would love to stay in Kyoto instead of Tokyo this time around but sharehouses seem to be much easier to find in Tokyo. Last time I stayed with a place called Sakura house and rented a room in west Tokyo (about an hr west of Shinjuku) for about $500 a month. The problem was, it was kinda far from the action so to visit Asakusa/akihabara or the skytree that is on the east side - each trip on the JR was like $20 :cry:

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when I have zero problem with the cast of Bungo Stray Dogs all being named for historic Japanese writers and such.
I like that one too. I was hoping season 3 would be dubbed quickly. The subtitles go too fast for me.

Alright, I'm gonna try and watch the new version of Fruits Basket but I have tried a few times in the past to watch the old anime.  Its just so boring to me. I guess it's too girly for my tastes, I like action not romance but there are some exceptions.
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Post by: Carrehz on May 07, 2019, 01:40:38 PM
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Oh, that would've been so cute!! :lovey:
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Post by: Taffeta on May 07, 2019, 06:29:53 PM

That would be cool to see if its still there, I did enjoy Hakuouki but though it was kinda...weird at times. I would love to stay in Kyoto instead of Tokyo this time around but sharehouses seem to be much easier to find in Tokyo.

I imagine the museum will still be there, but whether they're still using Hakuouki all over the inside of it is another thing. The stupid part is that it's a serious museum with a lot of real stuff from the period, letters, artefacts, swords etc. But they choose to promote it with Hakuouki stuff?

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g298564-d2243151-Reviews-Ryozen_Museum_of_History-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

This is the museum :)

I totally agree about that by the way. I like Hakuouki but it's full of the weird. I think you have to be able to laugh at the weird. But it's also horrible in places given the subject it's narrating. I think it's also inspired somewhat by the Shinsengumi Taiga Drama as they cover some of the same detail points and it feels like maybe there was some common organisation involved there. The Taiga Drama is less weird, but more horrible in places though. And no rasetsu. Or demons. Obviously...


Slightly off topic but I was recommended Kyoto apartment by an academic peer at my university and that worked for me very well. But I had some academic funding so :/
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Alright, I'm gonna try and watch the new version of Fruits Basket but I have tried a few times in the past to watch the old anime.  Its just so boring to me. I guess it's too girly for my tastes, I like action not romance but there are some exceptions.

Furuba is a bit girly I guess, but I always really loved it. I guess it was one of my first anime forays, which is partly why, but I am fond of Yuki and Kyou and their absolute adoration of each other (!!) I tend to be driven by the character more than the plot, though, so I don't really have a preferred type so long as there are some characters I can get on board with. Recently been neutralising academic stress with sports anime, and I'm the least sporty person on the planet, but they're reassuringly predictable :)

@Ponyfan, I agree with Carrehz, that would be one solution. This anime seems to move through on a slightly different timeline although I think Kagura was still around the same point in the original...next ep is going to be
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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on May 07, 2019, 07:37:22 PM
I also love Fruits Basket. :) It's the 2nd anime series that I enjoyed so much that I wanted to read the manga and the first that I was able to complete the original anime before the new version came out. I also enjoy Sailor Moon but I watched the original and Crystal concurrently and have yet to see Sailor Moon Stars.

I think it's Yuki and Kyo that drew me in to Fruits Basket also. :)


Reading the manga after the anime I noticed that the original moved some of the major events around to better fit in the anime's timeline.


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Post by: Zapper on May 10, 2019, 10:15:08 PM
I started watching the new Fruits Basket! Is it a good idea to read the manga or watch the old series first?

I am generally behind on anime. I will often avoid anime people recommend to me all the time because I hate the hype. I can't explain why, but I watched Madoka Magica only a few weeks ago when it came to Netflix.
I had been warned that it would make me cry and I knew the overall plot (and twist) but it still made me cry on the last episode. I guess I did not expect it to be so pro-female. I am used to women and girls to be objectified and sexualized in anime. I was pleasantly surprised Madoka did not do any of that despite the moe character design. I am bitter, huh?

Before starting Fruits Basket the last anime I watched in full was Little Witch Academia, which I absolutely adored. I wish they made another LWA series, I haven't enjoyed an anime so much since watching new Sailor Moon episodes each week as a child. It sparked joy :biggrin:
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Post by: Taffeta on May 10, 2019, 10:19:47 PM
I started watching the new Fruits Basket! Is it a good idea to read the manga or watch the old series first?

I would say Manga, the new series is already forging away from the reshuffling in the old anime. :) Although admittedly it's been so long since I read the manga that I can't totally remember enough to know if the new anime is being more faithful or adding any bits in...

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Post by: Zapper on May 10, 2019, 10:23:00 PM
dunno if there's any other fans here.. but Ojamajo Doremi is coming back!!

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-23/toei-ojamajo-doremi-magical-girl-anime-gets-comedy-net-anime-shorts/.144912
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-23/toei-confirms-ojamajo-doremi-team-majo-minarai-o-sagashite-magical-girl-anime-film/.144911

I'm so excited!! Doremi's my favourite anime (as you can probably tell from my avatar :silly:) and I never expected anything like this... it's been so long since the light novels came out that I didn't think they had any plans to revive it... plus it looks like they've managed to get at least the main girls' VAs back so that's fantastic! It's soooo good to hear them again :heart:

Omg I loved DoReMi as a kid! I am not following anime news so I am glad I came in here to see this :cool: Can't believe it's been already 20 years. Time flies, I'm old.

I started watching the new Fruits Basket! Is it a good idea to read the manga or watch the old series first?

I would say Manga, the new series is already forging away from the reshuffling in the old anime. :) Although admittedly it's been so long since I read the manga that I can't totally remember enough to know if the new anime is being more faithful or adding any bits in...

Thanks I'll look into it! I need to freshen up my zodiac knowledge. It's so funny to me how I am always into zodiac stuff like Sailor Moon and Fruits Basket but I don't actually know jack about it. I just knew back in the day that I was supposed to be Sailor Mercury based on my birthday and I hated it because she was my least fave :P
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 10, 2019, 10:36:07 PM
I started watching the new Fruits Basket! Is it a good idea to read the manga or watch the old series first?

I would say Manga, the new series is already forging away from the reshuffling in the old anime. :) Although admittedly it's been so long since I read the manga that I can't totally remember enough to know if the new anime is being more faithful or adding any bits in...

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I also recommended reading the manga. :) I love the original anime but the new version is supposed to follow the manga closer and I've already noticed some details that are in the manga/new version of the anime that aren't in the original.


I'm currently a little over half way through the manga.

@Taffeta


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Post by: Taffeta on May 11, 2019, 08:18:10 AM
@Ponyfan...

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My impression is that this one is closer to the manga, just it's been so long since I read the manga - maybe 10 years - that I can only remember broad strokes in places :)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on May 13, 2019, 05:07:04 PM
I really wanted to watch Song of the Sea but it’s not on Netflix anymore. I guess I’ll have to wait until it airs on TV or buy the DVD.

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on May 13, 2019, 05:10:08 PM
I really wanted to watch Song of the Sea but it’s not on Netflix anymore. I guess I’ll have to wait until it airs on TV or buy the DVD.

@Taffeta

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There's something in your post I really want to poke but I won't as I don't think you've read all the manga yet?. :)

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In the most recent episode Shigure
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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on May 23, 2019, 07:05:10 AM
I was suprisingly happy with the Furuba Hatori episode since I usually skip that in the original anime (too sad) :/. Still sad but somehow light enough in places to work. I am not persuaded yet by his voice in the Japanese though. And the subtitlers keep spelling Hari as Harry and that makes me want to prod them hard.

I need to stop watching Ace of the Diamond, but its strangely addictive. I don't even know anything about baseball. Miyuki Kazuya, it's all your fault *shakes fist*
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on May 24, 2019, 02:34:34 AM
I'm hoping that I can catch up on several animes soon. :)  I may have to try to find the new Fruits Baskets anime on Youtube again.  That's kind of funny about the subtiles getting Hatori's name wrong  :lol: but also annoying since they should be able to translate correctly. That reminds me of a famous errror in the Sailor Moon manga where "reborn" in Japanese was misstranslated in English as "ribbon" and the mistake was only recently corrected in the new Eternal edition. 

The Hatori episode in the orignal anime made me realize what Hatori put himself through for Kana's sake. I think he mentioned that he was afraid that seeing him again would cause Kana's memories to resurface and cause her unhappiness and yet he lives with the memories of her love for him. 


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Post by: Taffeta on May 24, 2019, 06:01:10 PM
That reminds me of a few bleach translation bloopers (mostly from manga actually) where words like shinseki (relative) were used instead of shinyuu (best friend), creating a whole different kind of character relationship than the one the writer intended for Yoruichi and Kisuke. Which became more disturbing considering there's a pseudo-hint of romantic involvement between those two by the end of the manga. Hint, anyway.

I guess it's easier to anglicise, but Hari is Hari, not Harry. Meh.

I feel like this Furuba anime doesn't play up some of the things that the original did. Somehow I like it better that way, as it seems to be responding more to the plot itself. But I do wish they had left out Momiji speaking in German. Not least because whoever is subbing this is subbing the German words as they are, not translating them. I speak Japanese, I don't need the English subs. I don't speak German, so while I can guess at most of it from four years of GCSE German more than 20 years ago, it would be helpful for subtitlers to do their actual job which is translate the dialogue, not just write it as is on screen...?

(And I suspect if it's like when anime does English, it;s a lottery as to whether the seiyuu can handle the pronunciation...)

@Ponyfan, good luck finding more Furuba eps :D
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on May 28, 2019, 01:36:41 PM
So far I have kept up with fruits basket but its still not very intersting to me.

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Post by: Ponyfan on May 28, 2019, 07:51:10 PM
@Taffeta I'm debating whether to get a subscription to Funimation to watch the new Fruits Basket but I'm not sure how many other series I would use it for.

I really want to see the new episodes. I did find a clip of the English dub where Tohru meets Momiji and the German words aren't translated either.


I'm interested to see how the relationships are portrayed between the characters.

 
So far I have kept up with fruits basket but its still not very intersting to me.




I feel the same way about Pre Cure/Glitter Force. I just can't stay interested in it.


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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on May 28, 2019, 08:48:28 PM
@Taffeta I'm debating whether to get a subscription to Funimation to watch the new Fruits Basket but I'm not sure how many other series I would use it for.

I really want to see the new episodes. I did find a clip of the English dub where Tohru meets Momiji and the German words aren't translated either.


I'm interested to see how the relationships are portrayed between the characters.

 
So far I have kept up with fruits basket but its still not very intersting to me.




I feel the same way about Pre Cure/Glitter Force. I just can't stay interested in it.


Ponyfan


It';s fine that way, it's why there are so many genres of anime :D I am also not for the mahou-kei type of anime (the art for Precure puts me off, though). Although I've realised over time that I am less fussy about genre and more about character development.

For me Furuba is really nostalgic. It was one of my first anime series years back before I even learned Japanese, one of the few anime I ever saw in English - I have the manga in three languages because at the time I was better at French than Japanese and they had volumes ahead of the English translation when I was in Belgium.

The thing is though there's no adventure or that kind of thing. It's a gentle anime with some quite dark undertones. And although there is magic, it's woven into a human story, rather than the other way around. It's not for everyone :)

@Ponyfan - I have this problem with Funimation because of their predominance of English language stuff. But there are three or four series that are ONLY on Funimation (with Japanese) that means I can't just cancel the sub ><. They used to be on CR but now are not. Sigh.
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Post by: Carrehz on May 28, 2019, 09:29:16 PM
I've been meaning to check out the original Futari wa Pretty Cure series for years now, but as for the later series.. there's so many of them!! :drunk: It's overwhelming. Especially since after a certain point they seem rather... paint-by-numbers? which is a shame since they got rid of what interested me about the original series (only two girls in the team instead of the usual 4-5, character designs stuck out from the standard "pink/red main character" sort of thing.. etc). I'm sure I'll check out at least one of them eventually, though.. after I work through the numerous other magical girl shows I've been meaning to watch for years.. :p I still need to get back to Sugar Sugar Rune, that reminds me.

Which one is Glitter Force? IIRC only the original series and one of the later ones got dubbed, right?
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Post by: Ponyfan on May 28, 2019, 10:13:24 PM


Which one is Glitter Force? IIRC only the original series and one of the later ones got dubbed, right?


I think Glitter Force is Smile Precure.



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Post by: Taffeta on June 02, 2019, 09:07:35 PM
Randomly browsing round youtube and found this, which reminded me that even if it's only eight volumes of the manga, it's still a great anime.

Dragons are weaker than insects ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8NzsYHgSxA
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 02, 2019, 09:54:44 PM
Randomly browsing round youtube and found this, which reminded me that even if it's only eight volumes of the manga, it's still a great anime.

Dragons are weaker than insects ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8NzsYHgSxA



That was great and so funny :lol: I am thinking I might give Yona a try (both anime and manga)



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Post by: Taffeta on June 02, 2019, 10:45:09 PM
Randomly browsing round youtube and found this, which reminded me that even if it's only eight volumes of the manga, it's still a great anime.

Dragons are weaker than insects ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8NzsYHgSxA



That was great and so funny :lol: I am thinking I might give Yona a try (both anime and manga)



Ponyfan

It is quite an intense storyline but it's also full of humour. I just wish they'd animate the next volumes as the anime ends at a point where you don't really get a chance to see the best of certain characters.

Poor Kija xD. He really hates bugs ;)
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Post by: banditpony on June 03, 2019, 01:42:41 PM


Which one is Glitter Force? IIRC only the original series and one of the later ones got dubbed, right?


I think Glitter Force is Smile Precure.



Ponyfan

Glitter force : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_PreCure!

There's also glitter force doki doki on netflix. : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DokiDoki!_PreCure
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 03, 2019, 02:10:11 PM


Which one is Glitter Force? IIRC only the original series and one of the later ones got dubbed, right?


I think Glitter Force is Smile Precure.



Ponyfan

Glitter force : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_PreCure!

There's also glitter force doki doki on netflix. : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DokiDoki!_PreCure



Thanks banditpony. :) It gets a little confusing for me to find the correct title for the anime when Netflix changes the title to something that's completely different from the original.



@Taffeta I found Yona of the Dawn on Hulu. :) Do you recommend starting the manga before watching the anime?
Has anything really interesting happened in the new Fruits Basket anime? I'm still trying to find somewhere to watch the new episodes.

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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 03, 2019, 04:04:35 PM
Couldn’t watch Attack on Titan because  :cry: Erwin Smith is dead  :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:
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Post by: Taffeta on June 03, 2019, 07:19:20 PM
@Taffeta I found Yona of the Dawn on Hulu. :) Do you recommend starting the manga before watching the anime?
Has anything really interesting happened in the new Fruits Basket anime? I'm still trying to find somewhere to watch the new episodes.

Ponyfan

I can only speak from my experience, and I watched the anime first and then wanted to know what happened after the series ended, so got hooked on the manga. I'm maybe not the best person to ask since I basically watched it because it was the first anime on my CR queue and CR was playing up and not scrolling through my queue so I just hit that and went with it.

And got hooked really quickly.

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The anime series covers vols 1-8 of the manga (I don't know what number volume it's up to in translation, vol 29 came out in Japanese in April, it's ongoing still). There are also three OVA episodes which are mostly side scenes except that the backstory for one character from a later manga volume - forget which, maybe 13 or 15 - was made into an OVA DVD and released with one of the manga volumes, because otherwise you don't get his backstory in the actual anime.

I think the weakness with the anime is that there isn't a second season (yet, I live in hope)...

Re Furuba - the last episode was the marathon and Tooru meeting Hatsuharu.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 06, 2019, 03:42:12 PM
I just watched A Silent Voice. It was very good but also intense.  I also started the Yona anime. :)



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Post by: Taffeta on June 06, 2019, 09:57:59 PM
I just watched A Silent Voice. It was very good but also intense.  I also started the Yona anime. :)



Ponyfan

Yay for Yona :D
Yay for Hak ;)

I have seen Silent Voice listed on I think Netflix, and added it to my list, but haven't got around to watching it yet.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on June 08, 2019, 02:26:09 AM
I just watched A Silent Voice. It was very good but also intense.  I also started the Yona anime. :)



Ponyfan

Yay for Yona :D
Yay for Hak ;)

I have seen Silent Voice listed on I think Netflix, and added it to my list, but haven't got around to watching it yet.



I can't say too much about A Silent Voice since I don't want to spoil anything for you. :biggrin: 

I've watched 5 episodes of Yona and I'm already hooked on it.  :D 


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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on June 08, 2019, 08:54:46 AM
I just watched A Silent Voice. It was very good but also intense.  I also started the Yona anime. :)



Ponyfan

Yay for Yona :D
Yay for Hak ;)

I have seen Silent Voice listed on I think Netflix, and added it to my list, but haven't got around to watching it yet.



I can't say too much about A Silent Voice since I don't want to spoil anything for you. :biggrin: 

I've watched 5 episodes of Yona and I'm already hooked on it.  :D 


Ponyfan

Yay! We shall have to have long detailed PM conversations about it so we don't break the forum ;) It starts off so brutally and yet it also starts off so funny. Hak literally from the get go <3.

There was no ep of Furuba this week. At least, not on CR. Which rather threw me. 9 is not the usual time for a season ep break...

I will have to make some time to watch a Silent Voice. It does look intriguing.

I watched the whole run of Hiza-ue this week. (I think in English, my Roomate is a Cat is the title).

It's the story of a guy who lost his parents in an accident and who lives a fairly isolated life as a writer who really dislikes being in crowds or dealing with other people. One day he sees a stray cat, gets inspired for a new story so takes the cat home. The story then details the adjustments of both man and cat (giving the viewpoint of both) to their new living arrangements and the things they both learn from it.

It's very simple but so clever and very cute <3.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on June 08, 2019, 11:19:17 AM
Due to the 30th anniversary of the Tienamen square massacare and China's unwillingness to admit it ever happened, my internet has been not working for the past week... :cry:
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 08, 2019, 08:47:33 PM
I'd really enjoy discussing  Yona in depth with you Taffeta. :) Even though I've only seen a few episodes I already really like Hak.

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I will have to look up My Rommate is a Cat.:)


I noticed Amazon has the new Fruits Basket anime up but it cost $2.99 an episode. It gives me hope though that the episodes might appear on other formats soon too. I agree that it does seem a little strange to take a break after only 9 episodes.

@tikibirds I hope your internet starts working again soon.



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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on June 09, 2019, 06:53:41 PM
The tenth ep of Furuba has appeared. I guess it just didn't update on my app for some reason, as I can see it now on the CR website. So I guess it isn't pausing here after all. It's so weird given the timeline as this one is now valentines xD.

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Post by: tikibirds on June 09, 2019, 07:29:26 PM
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@tikibirds I hope your internet starts working again soon.

eh, it happens a few times a year. China upgrades the internet censorship "the great firewall of china" and it blocks all VPN access to the outside world. The VPN servcies than have to find a way around the upgraded firewall or whatever it is that they use to block access to sites like facebook, instagram, ect. They usually upgrade it whenever something "big" is happening. This time it was the anniversary of the tienamen square massacare which the gov't denies ever happened.

I can access stuff like pony island, yahoo, mlp arena without the use of a VPN but for any streaming sites or social media or anything that runs off google, I need the be logged into a VPN.

Basically a VPN says I am accessing the web from another location, like USA-> Santa Monica or UK->Wembley, when in reality I am accessing the internet from Yinchuan, China.

Equally annoying is that some streaming sites like Netflix and Crunchyroll block access to the site if they detect its being accessed via a VPN, so only certain locations work - currently only UK->wembly works for crunchyroll and nothing has worked for netflix at least not using the VPN I have.

so I have quite a few eps to catch up on AND this is a 8 day holiday week. Plus I have a bad cold so guess what Im gonna be doing.

Need to watch the latest epsiodes for:
fruits basket
Bakamatsu crisis
Bungo stray dogs
boruto
Midnight occult civil servants
demon slayer something or other
ge ge ge no kitaro

yeah, i have no life. Sad, really.


Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on June 09, 2019, 07:46:12 PM
Being tied to the UK CR must be a pain since there are a lot of anime series licensed in the US for CR that aren't on our streaming service.

Although that said, when I was living in North London, one of the series that was blocked on the site when I was on the PC wasn't blocked on my app o.O. I watched the whole thing and then went onto the main site to see people complaining about it not being there o.o.

So sometimes I'm not sure even CR know what they're streaming and what they're not. Like the new Furuba ep. Didn't show on my app, but was on the website. And with Bungo Stray Dogs for ages on my app it wanted to either play from the middle of season 2 or with a French Dub that then crashed the app - whereas on the website it played just fine in Japanese from the start...

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Post by: tikibirds on June 10, 2019, 03:53:29 AM
Really?
They all seem to be there, at least the ones I watch. However, I have noticed that if I am using my Amazon Kindle - I get a message saying something like "we are preparing this show for your device" for the latest episodes. Sometimes, the shows are a week behind and others - it takes a few weeks before I can watch on my kindle.

They all seem to work on my phone, but the site has somehow banned my computer. All i get is a message saying your IP address is banned. >.<

I wonder if it depends on how you watch it - tablet, phone, computer. My phones run off andriod but my kindle does not so maybe that somehow affects what you can and can not watch?
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Post by: Taffeta on June 10, 2019, 07:11:16 AM
Really?
They all seem to be there, at least the ones I watch. However, I have noticed that if I am using my Amazon Kindle - I get a message saying something like "we are preparing this show for your device" for the latest episodes. Sometimes, the shows are a week behind and others - it takes a few weeks before I can watch on my kindle.

They all seem to work on my phone, but the site has somehow banned my computer. All i get is a message saying your IP address is banned. >.<

I wonder if it depends on how you watch it - tablet, phone, computer. My phones run off andriod but my kindle does not so maybe that somehow affects what you can and can not watch?

Not usually, but in terms of the series, the series doesn't show up if it's not licensed in your country so you wouldn't see it anyway. But when I've checked other shows they show up as being available in the US, just not in the UK. ;)

I think that part of the problem is the firestick app, because it's not totally stable. It's also not possible to turn off subs on the app, even though the mistakes in them often annoy me - whereas on the PC I can. I don't like watching on the PC though, so :/
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 10, 2019, 10:46:20 AM
That must be really frustrating tikibirds.


Taffeta, I've noticed the same thing in the US with some animes. For example when I Google Fruits Basket Google lists  Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu and Netflix as having Fruits Basket available but Fruits Basket is not liscened for US Netflix. Google doesn't make this distiction though so the only way someone finds out that it's not avaliable is through trying to search for it on Netflix. 

I guess airing the Valentine's epsiode now is to keep the timeline of the new series consistent.



Several months ago I bought a few anime movies that looked interesting but that I didn't have time to watch at the moment. I am hoping to catch up on them soon. One of the movies that I bought was Liz and the Blue Bird. I saw a few reviews that mention Liz and the Blue Bird is acutally a spin off of a series called Sound Euphorium. Is anyone familar with that sereis? Is it one that I should watch before watching Liz and the Blue Bird?


I'm looking forward to Viz's North America release of Sailor Moon Stars part 1 and I'm on episode 9 of Yona of the Dawn. :)




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Post by: Taffeta on June 10, 2019, 11:46:06 AM
I've seen Sound Euphonium but the name liz and the blue bird means nothing to me...its about music though right...??

Yeah. The furuba valentine ep could not be further from thr original anime if it tried ;) Also forgot how awesome their tannin...form teacher...is ;)

Feel bad for the staff of this school sometimes.
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Post by: tikibirds on June 10, 2019, 04:45:35 PM
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That must be really frustrating tikibirds.

When it happens for days at a time it as. The only contact I have with my family is via facebook. SO when the VPN isn't working, I feel like I am isolated and trapped on the other side of the world, inside a communist country.
Other people use apps like skype or wechat which has free internet calling but let's just say my mother is technology challenged.  -_-
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 10, 2019, 11:22:49 PM
Thanks Taffeta. :) I was worried that I might miss something since I haven't seen Sound Euphonium. The main characters in Liz and the Blue Bird are Mizore and Nozomi. They are practicing a difficult duet for a performance.


I never thought about the teachers at the school in Fruits Basket before. I wonder if they are confused when the Somhas dissapear so suddenly.


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Post by: Ponyfan on June 21, 2019, 05:26:36 PM
I picked up Sailor Moon Stars part 1 today.



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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 21, 2019, 05:47:41 PM
Polygon wants to ban Attack on Titan because it unleashes hate. I hate them  :enraged:
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Post by: Zapper on June 21, 2019, 09:15:28 PM
I watched Made In Abyss for the first time because it finally appeared on Netflix and what should I say...? I knew virtually nothing about it going in. Only thing I knew was that a friend of mine liked it and wanted me to watch it.

My reaction: what the HECK was that?! I will admit, I love the art style, ideas, designs and music. I also liked the "rabbit".
But o m g this anime is miserable... the kids, especially the girls get tortured all the time, emotionally as well as physically. The two protags, a boy and a girl, are also weirdly sexualized sometimes.

I was told to read a few chapters of the manga because a friend told me it's even worse about this stuff and she wanted to see me outraged, I guess. I only read one chapter and yes, it was worse and I wish I could bleach my eyes.
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Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 09:25:02 PM
I feel that about the King's Game, for different reasons.

I imagine there are folk who like the twisty dark of it but my brain is one of those that goes into the what if consequences and starts to think about how x character felt at y moment and so on and it still even now torments me that I watched as far as I did as I cannot completely forget that one scene that made me turn it off, delete it from my list and swear never to go near it again.

Dark for the sake of dark sometimes is just not on for me. I like dark themes and twists and stuff, but there's dark and then there's that. And that is beyond me.

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Tohru met Akito, and the whole thing with Yuki and the trauma was much better outlined than in the original.

And that scene with Hatsuharu and the school council president...xD.

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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 23, 2019, 10:31:06 AM
Fruits Basket it doesn’t take an idiot to know that Hatsu showed his
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to the president. But Tohru is such a airhead she doesn’t know.

I hope they don’t have the bagpipes playing when Ayame is talking couldn’t hear him very well in the first one. Hope they have the sound of when he pops up in snake form that was funny.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 23, 2019, 01:43:23 PM
I'm hoping to have time to watch a couple more episodes of Yona this week.  :)



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Post by: Taffeta on June 23, 2019, 03:20:39 PM

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Yay, Yona :D

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@Brightrabbit - I don't remember the bagpipes, it's been a while since I watched it...I wonder how they will handle Yuki and Ayame given how they've handled the nuances thus far and also how they've shaded in especially Shigure but also to a degree Hari. Hopefully they'll do that for Ayame as well.
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Post by: Einhornbaby on June 23, 2019, 03:36:45 PM
I watched Made In Abyss for the first time because it finally appeared on Netflix and what should I say...? [....]
the kids, especially the girls get tortured all the time, emotionally as well as physically. The two protags, a boy and a girl, are also weirdly sexualized sometimes.

I enjoyed the story but that freaked me out to be honest... I dont like sexualisation of such young protagonist in general. I still want to see the rest of the story as it was a nice idea imo!


Im currently re-wachting Neon Genesis Evangelion, my all time favourite Anime <3 (Netflix, yaaaaay!!!)
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Post by: Zapper on June 23, 2019, 09:36:37 PM
I watched Made In Abyss for the first time because it finally appeared on Netflix and what should I say...? [....]
the kids, especially the girls get tortured all the time, emotionally as well as physically. The two protags, a boy and a girl, are also weirdly sexualized sometimes.

I enjoyed the story but that freaked me out to be honest... I dont like sexualisation of such young protagonist in general. I still want to see the rest of the story as it was a nice idea imo!

There is a movie coming that centers on the chapters of the manga that came after the chapters they adapted for the anime. Like you I was curious how the story would progress and that is why I went and read some of the manga, and omg it gets worse and worse. The child torture gets to a crazy extreme and there is p*dophilia.

Warning, I'll put what happens to the kids under a spoiler
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I dropped the entire series after reading that chapter becuse I can't deal with stuff like this.

I was told by a friend it gets even worse after these events, that the kids are almost getting violated and stuff. It's just not for me and I hate that the art is so cute you kind of want to know what it is about, so you check it out and get burned like this.
I will read recaps from now on because really, I am fainthearted when it comes to cruelty against children but I want to know what happened to Lyza...
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 24, 2019, 02:43:16 AM

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Yay, Yona :D

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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 24, 2019, 02:08:50 PM
Watched the first part of the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars series this weekend.  Some of the names of attacks made me go  "O_o What?"

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Post by: banditpony on June 24, 2019, 02:38:16 PM
Watched the first part of the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars series this weekend.  Some of the names of attacks made me go  "O_o What?"

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Maker... creation... uterus... womb.... I kinda get it. It's a bit awkward because it's a body part.

But really. Most attacks don't make sense. https://sailormoon.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Attacks

I always was thrown off by sparkling wide pressure.
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Post by: Einhornbaby on June 24, 2019, 02:52:00 PM
Hmm, @Zapper, in that case I might have to re-think the idea of reading the manga and watching the movie... :/
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 24, 2019, 07:30:21 PM
I'm also watching Sailor Moon Stars part 1. :)



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Post by: Carrehz on June 24, 2019, 07:39:27 PM
"Uterus" kinda makes sense, as banditpony explained, but yeah, most Sailor Moon attacks (hell, let's be honest, most magical girl attacks in general) are pretty word salad-y, haha.
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Post by: Ponyfan on June 24, 2019, 10:12:37 PM
The Sailor Moon attack name that always gets me is Pink Sugar Heart attack. Since we're discussing Sailor Moon I thought I'd link this song that was made by the  SM Crystal Japanese voice cast of the Four Generals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63qtXtDd60Q

This is one of the few songs I listen to in Japanese even though I can't understand Japanese.



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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 25, 2019, 06:06:12 AM
Not talking about watching anything here, but I had an anime package today and wanted to share it. I should have gotten it two days ago, but USPS didn't bother knocking or ringing the doorbell before leaving a pink slip so I had to wait until today (you can't pick up packages or schedule redeliveries on Sundays). So I went to the post office after work today and picked it up.

It's all Di Gi Charat merchandise. I've been into DGC since jr. high school when I rented a manga of it from the library and have had a small collection for a bit, but more recently decided I wanted to expand it. A lot. I've got more on the way in these coming weeks but here's the first package. :P

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Even though I've been into DGC for so long my collection has always been pretty small since before my parents would buy me things so before I had just gotten a few things mainly on eBay from them. But since I have a job now and I have an account on FromJapan to import stuff from well, Japan, now I can browse Yahoo Auctions, Rakuten, etc and expand this collection to a more desired size. :P
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Post by: Taffeta on June 25, 2019, 10:41:11 AM
The Sailor Moon attack name that always gets me is Pink Sugar Heart attack. Since we're discussing Sailor Moon I thought I'd link this song that was made by the  SM Crystal Japanese voice cast of the Four Generals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63qtXtDd60Q

This is one of the few songs I listen to in Japanese even though I can't understand Japanese.



Ponyfan

I clicked it.
It starts.
I'm like O.o. Takemoto Eiji.

xD.

I don't follow SM at all so I am not familiar, but I know all the voices xD. So this is where the seiyuu geek in me takes over :D According to the description of the song, the voice artists are Kishio Daisuke (Jadeite) Toriumi Kousuke (Nephrite),  Matsukaze Masaya (Zoisite) and Takemoto Eiji (Kunzite)...?

Takemoto Eiji (as Mitsunari from Sengoku Musou)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuQWjuzaDbQ

Toriumi Kousuke (as Yasuhira from Haruka 3)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiCl90LN4FA

Kishio Daisuke (from one of the other Musou games)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwVJ79MGqGs
(He is cosplaying. He is also generally crazy though xD)

Matsukaze Masaya (Sengoku Musou)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgWsqN2hOgU

I always find it's fun to put voices to faces, but for some reason these guys also do a lot of live events xD.


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Post by: Ponyfan on June 25, 2019, 10:35:52 PM
Thanks Taffeta. :) That's the first time I've seen videos of the VA performing.



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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 25, 2019, 10:38:16 PM
OOOOOOH loving the DiGiCharat loot! 
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Post by: Galactica on June 25, 2019, 11:39:47 PM
Aww- I love the anime loot too!

I recently ALSO bought some anime loot-  (I think a close out from an anime shop) and in it were 5 books from Cardcaptor Sakura "Clear Card" - I had no idea there was new manga for Cardcaptor Sakura!!!   Sadly the translated books only go up to book 5 so I guess I have to wait until August for the final book in English.

I checked it out online- and it turns out that the episodes based on the manga are already streaming on Hulu (thanks to crunchyroll)  I'm sure it will be dubbed which is a bummer as I read that the original voice actors came back for the new cartoon-  (I'm kind of unclear whether the cartoon goes all the way to the end of the series or not though...?)

I loved the original Cardcaptor Sakura- (to be clear - ONLY the Japanese version- the US version was horribly dubbed and horribly censored) I'm sure this won't be quite as good but I'm looking forward to it anyway :D

Here's my loot!

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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 26, 2019, 12:04:12 AM
OOOOOOH loving the DiGiCharat loot! 

Thank you!! I've got a lot more on the way lol I went on (I say went but honestly I'm still doing it) a full on online shopping spree. I was tried of having it being such a tiny collection.

Aww- I love the anime loot too!

I recently ALSO bought some anime loot-  (I think a close out from an anime shop) and in it were 5 books from Cardcaptor Sakura "Clear Card" - I had no idea there was new manga for Cardcaptor Sakura!!!   Sadly the translated books only go up to book 5 so I guess I have to wait until August for the final book in English.

I checked it out online- and it turns out that the episodes based on the manga are already streaming on Hulu (thanks to crunchyroll)  I'm sure it will be dubbed which is a bummer as I read that the original voice actors came back for the new cartoon-  (I'm kind of unclear whether the cartoon goes all the way to the end of the series or not though...?)

I loved the original Cardcaptor Sakura- (to be clear - ONLY the Japanese version- the US version was horribly dubbed and horribly censored) I'm sure this won't be quite as good but I'm looking forward to it anyway :D

Here's my loot!

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Awesome haul! I need to get into Cardcaptor Sakura sometime, it looks cute!
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 26, 2019, 11:32:05 AM
Rewatching OG Friuts Basket, episode 12 Ayame appearance. I forgot how funny it was. I hope they add the sound when he’s in snake form.

Plus it’s thanks to him sleeping next to the cat got me into yaoi
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Post by: Galactica on June 26, 2019, 05:40:08 PM
Rewatching OG Friuts Basket, episode 12 Ayame appearance. I forgot how funny it was. I hope they add the sound when he’s in snake form.

Plus it’s thanks to him sleeping next to the cat got me into yaoi

I watched it too-  doesn't it seem - frame for frame-  almost exactly like the original ?
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Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2019, 05:47:35 PM
Rewatching OG Friuts Basket, episode 12 Ayame appearance. I forgot how funny it was. I hope they add the sound when he’s in snake form.

Plus it’s thanks to him sleeping next to the cat got me into yaoi

I watched it too-  doesn't it seem - frame for frame-  almost exactly like the original ?

The Ayame episode hasn't happened in the new series yet, has it...? I thought it aired on Friday?

Also, the new anime in general is different from the old as it's closer to the manga and the old anime inserted a bunch of things or changed the order - but the broad strokes are the same so I guess it's familiar overall..?

It's definitely not the same frame by frame :) I'd say the new version is probing deeper into some of the darker elements.
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Post by: Galactica on June 26, 2019, 06:22:05 PM
Rewatching OG Friuts Basket, episode 12 Ayame appearance. I forgot how funny it was. I hope they add the sound when he’s in snake form.

Plus it’s thanks to him sleeping next to the cat got me into yaoi

I watched it too-  doesn't it seem - frame for frame-  almost exactly like the original ?

The Ayame episode hasn't happened in the new series yet, has it...? I thought it aired on Friday?

Also, the new anime in general is different from the old as it's closer to the manga and the old anime inserted a bunch of things or changed the order - but the broad strokes are the same so I guess it's familiar overall..?

It's definitely not the same frame by frame :) I'd say the new version is probing deeper into some of the darker elements.

I guess it has been a while-   :lol:
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 28, 2019, 12:57:31 AM
Alright, I got my second package today! It was supposed to be yesterday but then none of us were home when they tried to deliver it, they arrived at a strangely early time (around 11:30 when it's usually in the afternoon or evening), so after work I picked it up at the post office. :)

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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 29, 2019, 07:49:11 AM
Just watched the Fruits Basket 2019  episode with Ayame in, thank god that that music that plays when he’s talking is gone now I can hear him. Was disappointed that that noise when we first meet him as a snake.

That episode next I’m going to be crying.
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Post by: Taffeta on June 29, 2019, 05:07:25 PM
Just watched the Fruits Basket 2019  episode with Ayame in, thank god that that music that plays when he’s talking is gone now I can hear him. Was disappointed that that noise when we first meet him as a snake.

That episode next I’m going to be crying.

Ah yeah, I feel the same about the next ep, if it's what I think it is.

Also, good grief. It's so weird watching multiple series with the same voice artists in but it's even weirder when those voice artists are closely connected in these series.

Sakurai Takehiro is Ayame. Aakurai Takehiro is also Taejun in Yona which I rewatched recently, and Miyuki in DnA which I have been watching lately as well. That's a really interesting combination. Seriously.

BUT it was a good choice I think. He did it well.

...I am sure that little aside of Shigure's wasn't in the original series ("we'd already got bored with that after all...")
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 29, 2019, 07:32:48 PM
Just watched the Fruits Basket 2019  episode with Ayame in, thank god that that music that plays when he’s talking is gone now I can hear him. Was disappointed that that noise when we first meet him as a snake.

That episode next I’m going to be crying.

Ah yeah, I feel the same about the next ep, if it's what I think it is.

Also, good grief. It's so weird watching multiple series with the same voice artists in but it's even weirder when those voice artists are closely connected in these series.

Sakurai Takehiro is Ayame. Aakurai Takehiro is also Taejun in Yona which I rewatched recently, and Miyuki in DnA which I have been watching lately as well. That's a really interesting combination. Seriously.

BUT it was a good choice I think. He did it well.

...I am sure that little aside of Shigure's wasn't in the original series ("we'd already got bored with that after all...")

Well I know when the episode with Kisa in is going to make me cry.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 30, 2019, 03:40:26 AM
I'm currently watching Season 2 of Log Horizon. 
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 02, 2019, 02:28:02 AM
Do you think the next episode of the new Fruits Basket will be

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I finished Yona. It's a fantastic anime. :)


It looks like Sailor Moon Crystal 4 is finally starting production. It's been named Sailor Moon Eternal. I thought it would have a name related to the Dream arc.


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Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2019, 07:13:24 AM
Do you think the next episode of the new Fruits Basket will be

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I finished Yona. It's a fantastic anime. :)


It looks like Sailor Moon Crystal 4 is finally starting production. It's been named Sailor Moon Eternal. I thought it would have a name related to the Dream arc.


Ponyfan

Yeah. I think the next ep of Furuba will be that.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 02, 2019, 09:50:53 AM
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I finished Yona. It's a fantastic anime. :)


It looks like Sailor Moon Crystal 4 is finally starting production. It's been named Sailor Moon Eternal. I thought it would have a name related to the Dream arc.


Ponyfan

Yeah. I think the next ep of Furuba will be that.

I’m going to get the tissues ready if it’s that episode.
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Post by: katrine2309 on July 02, 2019, 10:04:30 AM
So I have a question, and hoping you all can help me :)

 I am not too familier with anime, but I really wanted to show my class a movie. I am a middle school teacher, and my students are 12-13 year olds. In other words, they are in the middle of being kids and teenagers and their interests are all over the place. Since this is going to be an educational movie as well I wanted to link it to environmental issues, and I came across Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli. I’ve never seen it myself, I actually never seen any Studio Ghibli films and the only way it seems I can get my hands on this movie is by special order *sigh*.

So, before I do that I wanted to ask if anyone has seen this movie? Would it be a good starting point to discuss environmental issues, and humans role in it all? And would you think the movie is in the age group of 12-13 year olds? And lastly, is it worth it for me to buy this movie or should I just try to find another one thouching in on the same subjects? Is it any good?

I realize that this is a movie, and not a series- so it might not be anime in the same sense you are discussing here- but I am hoping it is within the topic of this thread anyway :blush:
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Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2019, 10:21:48 AM
I'm not really a fan of ghibli but IMO Mononoke-hime is one of the better ones. It does deal with environmental issues to a degree, but it also has a layer of strange in it as well. A mononoke in Japanese is a kind of spirit or 'other' creature, if that helps.

It's been a long time since I saw it so I don't remember all the tiny details.

I don't know if such things exist for this one but I wonder whether anyone's done a review on YT or anything in detail to give you more of an idea of the story.

I don't personally think it's inappropriate agewise for that age range.  I dunno what other people think.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 02, 2019, 02:37:37 PM
It's been a while since I've watched it but Princess Mononoke does have some blood/violence.  Different characters get shot.  Near the climax of the film a forest god's head is chopped off and there's a big ball of blood that explodes everywhere.  It's a bit gross, depending on how sensitive you are to such things.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is set in a post-apocalyptic type world where the air is filled with dangerous spores and giant bug-like creatures who the people think are dangerous, only to find that the bugs are trying to fix the pollution issues.

Pom Poko is about raccoons (tanuki technically) who are losing their homes to deforestation and encroaching cities.  The raccoons have the ability to look like humans and set about trying to save their home.  This movie is funny, however the males can use their "raccoon pouches" (their testicles) for some of their transformations so I don't know if you want to show that to your students. 

All three movies are in the Young Adult section of the library where I work, so age-wise they're good for your students.  All three are good movies, in my opinion, but if you aren't sure about purchasing them you can see if you can get them from your library.  If your library doesn't own them you can ask about Interlibrary Loan and see if they can borrow them from a different library for you.
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Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2019, 03:24:46 PM
So I have a question, and hoping you all can help me :)

 I am not too familier with anime, but I really wanted to show my class a movie. I am a middle school teacher, and my students are 12-13 year olds. In other words, they are in the middle of being kids and teenagers and their interests are all over the place. Since this is going to be an educational movie as well I wanted to link it to environmental issues, and I came across Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli. I’ve never seen it myself, I actually never seen any Studio Ghibli films and the only way it seems I can get my hands on this movie is by special order *sigh*.

So, before I do that I wanted to ask if anyone has seen this movie? Would it be a good starting point to discuss environmental issues, and humans role in it all? And would you think the movie is in the age group of 12-13 year olds? And lastly, is it worth it for me to buy this movie or should I just try to find another one thouching in on the same subjects? Is it any good?

I realize that this is a movie, and not a series- so it might not be anime in the same sense you are discussing here- but I am hoping it is within the topic of this thread anyway :blush:

I think that movie is perfect for the 12-13 age range- I would also think Fern Gully for a more obvious environmental message.  I found this list online for other kid's movies that address environmental issues:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/top-ten-kids-movies-with-a-green-theme-19409104/
 
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: katrine2309 on July 02, 2019, 03:33:11 PM
Thank you, both!

The library idea was a great one, I didn’t even think about that. I will check it out, but anime (and manga) are not as popular here as they are other places. We typically need to import everything from the US or the UK. Or special order. I’m not getting my hopes up for the library, but I’ll check it out!

About the violence: it is a school class so even though I believe most of them would do OK with blood and gore, I do have some sensitive souls in my class too. And of course, it would need to be a purpose behind the violence. Something we can discuss afterward. In other words, I would need to see the movie to determine really :lol: In times like this I love my job ;)

Post Merge: July 02, 2019, 03:34:28 PM

So I have a question, and hoping you all can help me :)

 I am not too familier with anime, but I really wanted to show my class a movie. I am a middle school teacher, and my students are 12-13 year olds. In other words, they are in the middle of being kids and teenagers and their interests are all over the place. Since this is going to be an educational movie as well I wanted to link it to environmental issues, and I came across Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli. I’ve never seen it myself, I actually never seen any Studio Ghibli films and the only way it seems I can get my hands on this movie is by special order *sigh*.

So, before I do that I wanted to ask if anyone has seen this movie? Would it be a good starting point to discuss environmental issues, and humans role in it all? And would you think the movie is in the age group of 12-13 year olds? And lastly, is it worth it for me to buy this movie or should I just try to find another one thouching in on the same subjects? Is it any good?

I realize that this is a movie, and not a series- so it might not be anime in the same sense you are discussing here- but I am hoping it is within the topic of this thread anyway :blush:

I think that movie is perfect for the 12-13 age range- I would also think Fern Gully for a more obvious environmental message.  I found this list online for other kid's movies that address environmental issues:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/top-ten-kids-movies-with-a-green-theme-19409104/
 

Awesome! Thank you! I haven’t heard of that movie- Fern Gully. But would definetely check out that list! :iconclap:
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 02, 2019, 03:44:10 PM
I'm kinda new to anime, not really...I mean I've seen stuff over the years but have never really gotten into watching it until now.

Sadly thanks to Netflix I've managed to sink myself into the dark hole of Anime.

Seriously, I blame the demon Butler Sebastian from Black Butler for this problem.

But now I've managed to get into Sword Art Online, and I watched Fruits Basket (Both of these series made me ugly cry, like seriously) Especially Fruits Basket and when the main character talks about loosing her mom and stuff...seriously.

Kamasama Kiss (think I spelled that right), same english voice actor that does Sebastian in black butler plays Tomoe in this series and it's so sickenly cute I adore this series to.

There are a few others like Inuyasha I've been watching.

I've also managed to get into manga's now. Which before I'd walk by the section in books a million and be a little overwhelmed because...it's so much and I have no clue what is good. I've read a lot of the black butler series and then I've gotten into a couple other manga.

I really like a manga series called The water dragons bride, I hope they'll eventually make it into an anime.

There are some other I've casually watched bits on youtube but anyway, yea...I'm in the anime/manga hole now guys.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2019, 08:32:19 PM
I'm kinda new to anime, not really...I mean I've seen stuff over the years but have never really gotten into watching it until now.

Sadly thanks to Netflix I've managed to sink myself into the dark hole of Anime.


Welcome to the dark side :D
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 02, 2019, 08:59:04 PM
I'm kinda new to anime, not really...I mean I've seen stuff over the years but have never really gotten into watching it until now.

Sadly thanks to Netflix I've managed to sink myself into the dark hole of Anime.


Welcome to the dark side :D

Yea, I'm just not always sure what to watch next when I'm scrolling netflix, however. There are some anime out there that kind of annoy me, like Pokemon or Dragon Ball Z stuff like that. I guess those are things that are soooo popular but trying to watch them is like burning my eyes out. Although I do find Inuyasha pretty enjoyable, although silly sometimes it seems relatively cute. I forget what episode I'm on now, can't remember if I'm through the first season of that yet or not.

Netflix has quite a few things to offer but I don't always know which are gonna be bad.

OH OH I just remembered...duh, I watched a new one that popped up on netfix called 7 seeds. I totally blew through that one over the weekend. That was pretty awesome but i got annoyed with how the last episode ended so I'm making the assumption they're gonna make more...cause I was like...NOOOOO it can't end this way (LOL)

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: katrine2309 on July 02, 2019, 09:11:26 PM
Sooo, I blame this thread- but I started to watch anime on Netflix too :lol: I wanted to see Fruit basket, but it’s not on my Netflix. I did start watching «Violet Evergarden» though. It is cute! And beautifully made, with great soundtrack. I actually really like it! But then I am just really a fluffy fluffball when it comes to sweet love stories :heart: Although this is not really all about the love story, more about finding yourself ^.^ I really like the story- and can’t wait for season 2 or the movie :biggrin:

@karentheunicorn: I agree! I have no idea about anime series, and if I would like them or not :/ I would really like recommandations! Some series are just way too stressful for me (yes, Pokemon), but then some are beautiful  ^.^
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 02, 2019, 09:20:34 PM


@karentheunicorn: I agree! I have no idea about anime series, and if I would like them or not :/ I would really like recommandations! Some series are just way too stressful for me (yes, Pokemon), but then some are beautiful  ^.^

Yea, I'm a sucker for the romance, but I also like romance x adventure.

Not sure if you've watched Sword Art Online? It's on netflix, I've watched the first season and I thought it was awesome, it's both beautiful and pretty emotional. I haven't watched the II yet or I think there are other stuff out there with it but it's not on netflix

I'd say watch 7 seeds as well, I thought it was really good and pretty interesting. But as I said in my other post I'm really hoping there is gonna be more to this story since how it ends right now seemed more like a cliffhanger than an ending so that's why I'm making the assumption there is gonna be more or another season, etc.

Black Butler is a little darker but the first season is on netflix but the manga of BB is way better in terms of there is a lot in the anime that isn't really in the actual story. So some of the stuff in the anime is just 'silly'. But it's eye candy because...Sebastian.

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2019, 09:43:23 PM
I'm kinda new to anime, not really...I mean I've seen stuff over the years but have never really gotten into watching it until now.

Sadly thanks to Netflix I've managed to sink myself into the dark hole of Anime.


Welcome to the dark side :D

Yea, I'm just not always sure what to watch next when I'm scrolling netflix, however. There are some anime out there that kind of annoy me, like Pokemon or Dragon Ball Z stuff like that. I guess those are things that are soooo popular but trying to watch them is like burning my eyes out. Although I do find Inuyasha pretty enjoyable, although silly sometimes it seems relatively cute. I forget what episode I'm on now, can't remember if I'm through the first season of that yet or not.

Netflix has quite a few things to offer but I don't always know which are gonna be bad.

OH OH I just remembered...duh, I watched a new one that popped up on netfix called 7 seeds. I totally blew through that one over the weekend. That was pretty awesome but i got annoyed with how the last episode ended so I'm making the assumption they're gonna make more...cause I was like...NOOOOO it can't end this way (LOL)


Unfortunately these days a lot of anime don't finish the whole manga. It's why the remake of fruits basket has had so much excitement because the original anime didn't finish the whole story, and this one they've promised to actually do it.

One of my favourites is Akatsuki no Yona/Yona of the Dawn which the animation stops at vol 8 of the manga but the manga is now on vol 29 and I want to see the rest of it animated too :(

I hate Dragonball Z and always did. The thing about anime is though there are so many there's something for everyone, pretty much. And sometimes anime in genres outside my usual interest really grab me, which is fun.

There are very few 'mainstream' anime that I ever really get into. There have been one or two, but a lot of them just go right by me, they don't appeal. It makes discussing anime frustrating sometimes but eh, that's life. 

I watch most anime on Crunchyroll (I have a subscription but there is a free version which has ads and a delay on new episodes coming out) these days although I've watched a few on funimation and on netflix. CR drives me mad sometimes but it does have quite a wide range. They don't have a huge number of  English dubs though, I think Funimation has more of those...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 02, 2019, 10:20:55 PM


One of my favourites is Akatsuki no Yona/Yona of the Dawn which the animation stops at vol 8 of the manga but the manga is now on vol 29 and I want to see the rest of it animated too :(

Ok, I think in english is like Yona of the Dawn or something like that? I have seen that pop up on my youtube since I sorta now get flooded by clips of different anime now that I've clicked on various anime over the past couple months. I just haven't checked it out yet.

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I hate Dragonball Z and always did. The thing about anime is though there are so many there's something for everyone, pretty much. And sometimes anime in genres outside my usual interest really grab me, which is fun.

Yea, dragon ball z...it just makes me wanna hide. There is another one that seems to pop up a lot called onepiece or some thing...and I look at it and think..naaa.

I don't mind out of genres because some anime is like a mix of various different things, like Romance, fantasy, adventure all rolled into one so it's hard to put that in one bag.

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There are very few 'mainstream' anime that I ever really get into. There have been one or two, but a lot of them just go right by me, they don't appeal. It makes discussing anime frustrating sometimes but eh, that's life. 

I watch most anime on Crunchyroll (I have a subscription but there is a free version which has ads and a delay on new episodes coming out) these days although I've watched a few on funimation and on netflix. CR drives me mad sometimes but it does have quite a wide range. They don't have a huge number of  English dubs though, I think Funimation has more of those...

I've watched stuff on crunchyroll, I just get aggrivated with the ads, sometimes they do like 4 in a row and I'm like rarrrrrrrr. Sadly I do need the english dub, but I can sort of deal with subtitles but it takes away from 'viewing' the animation cause 75% of the time you're looking at the words.

when did guys with fox ears and tails wearing kimono's suddenly become so fricking cute?
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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2019, 12:12:25 AM
Tomoe is cute ;D

It annoys me that anime never actually ended.

Ponyfan can probably tell you where Yona is in English dub as she;'s been watching it, if you're interested xd. It's a lot of fun, although dark in places and a bit brutal. Admittedly probably the most brutal scenes are manga only (Ponyfan, you have that to look forward to >.>), but it does start with quite a lot of violence.

I have no time for One Piece. Friends tried to get me into it but every clip I've seen was just stupid and not funny to me, so I guess it's not my thing.

It's very long as well. So you'd need to really commit to it I guess.

I am still amazed at myself becoming so attached to a baseball anime/manga when I never follow the sport or care about it in the slightest. It just goes to show that characters sometimes drive a story beyond interest levels, but it's one of those rare times I'm watching something fairly mainstream.

Unfortunately that means there are way more comments on CR and other places and some of them are just...*head desk*.

But I feel like if a series gets to me enough that I actually buy manga for it - bearing in mind that I buy Japanese manga and so only buy selectively because of cost - then I have to accept I'm actually a fan of it now and come quietly. :)

Saiyuuki is another series I recommend but I dunno if it's maybe an acquired taste. Yona is probably easier to get into quickly :)

But at least in mainstream series you get actual full animation, as opposed to one series without a final conclusion *grr*
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 03, 2019, 01:15:53 AM
I've seen a couple of manga I might try to jump into, even though this is anime thread to me they're kind of the same thing really (LOL).

Snow White with Red Hair, but I think that's an anime to and then another I saw online, cause once you buy something on amazon they show you more of the same stuff, but the manga was called Takana and Hana.

I bought a couple called the Demon Prince of Momochi House, but it reminds me a lot of Kamasama kiss, I mean down to a couple lines being in the manga that are the exact same. I see on my amazon page the Yona manga popps up. I may next time I go to BAM, I'll probably buy a couple.

Oh yea, and there was another anime I saw bits of but I can't remember the name right now. It's something, Bed and breakfast. It's about some kind of Ogar prince and a girl who's grandfather put her up as as payment for his bill or some such thing. I only saw a bit of an episode on youtube and that looked interesting, but I just noticed on amazon it's...duh a manga.

I see another one pop up called The Ancient Magus' Bride, does anyone know if that one is any good anime or manga?
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 03, 2019, 02:22:39 AM
I'm still holding Taffeta responsible for introducing me to Yona of the Dawn.  ;)  :lol: I watched the entire anime in about a month and am now reading the manga. I will probably have to take a break after volume 8 of the manga until I can buy more volumes as I'm on a really tight budget right now.  Yona really draws you in and before you know it you're a fan.  I watched the English version on Hulu.  Yona is now one of my favorite animes. :)



Ponyfan can probably tell you where Yona is in English dub as she;'s been watching it, if you're interested xd. It's a lot of fun, although dark in places and a bit brutal. Admittedly probably the most brutal scenes are manga only (Ponyfan, you have that to look forward to >.>), but it does start with quite a lot of violence.





There's something that's more brutal in the manga than in the anime?  :shocked:



Other favorites of mine are

Your Name

Ponyo

My Neighbor Totoro


Fruits Basket (I really want to see the new series but don't have Crunchy Roll or Funimation subscriptions.)
 The orignal anime is also on Hulu.

Sailor Moon

Miraculous  (Miraculous Ladybug) I’m not sure if that counts as anime though.


Snow White with Red Hair, but I think that's an anime to and then another I saw online, cause once you buy something on amazon they show you more of the same stuff, but the manga was called Takana and Hana.



I have volumes 1-8 of Takane and Hana but haven't read them yet. I was going to and then started on the Yona manga instead.


I also usually buy the manga if I really love the anime.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2019, 07:58:27 AM

There's something that's more brutal in the manga than in the anime?  :shocked:

Yes :D But if I say any more than that I will be spoiling. It's not as bad as it sounds, but it's quite...brutal.

I watched the first few eps of Snow White with the Red Hair but it didn't grab me. I may go back to it later but it seemed like there were too many leaps in the plot that were convenient rather than believable in the early scenes.

Although maybe also after Yona it couldn't compete in my affections, because Yona is so well structured in all those things and well, you know, princess with red hair theme (they're not really alike though).


I haven't read Takane and Hana so can't comment ;)

Your Name is a great film though. Highly recommend that.

Magus Bride is on my to watch list on CR but I haven't got to it yet. Anime and manga is currently my respite from job applying/article writing/figuring out what to do next so I'm sure I'll get to it...it has a good write up I think?

Erased is another one on Netflix (although wait, maybe it's just the drama version, not the anime, but they're both good) over here. I'd strongly recommend that, it's a very well done story. It's also not that long.

And Charlotte (which is on CR and not on Netflix, I'm not sure if it has an English dub).

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 03, 2019, 02:34:40 PM
I just took a look at the info about Your Name.

hum, this sounds weirdly familiar, well not exactly but the whole separated by 3 years thing. It sounds a tad like the movie The Lake House where the romantic leads are separated by a few years but they have a way of communicating with each other, etc. Mind you I've only seen the movie once and they don't switch bodies but it's got a similar fantasy vibe aspect.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2019, 04:17:49 PM
@Katrine - the new Fruits Basket is on Crunchyroll (Japanese with subs) and Funimation (English dub) here in the UK. I wonder if it's the same for you.

While both are subscription services you can watch some stuff without a subscription though you do get to deal with ads a lot more. Also free membership on CR means being a week behind on new episodes, but just in case it's helpful.

The old Furuba is also on Funimation in its complete form I think - at least over here.

Anime is fun because there is literally something for every taste.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 03, 2019, 04:36:06 PM
Attack on Titan finished on the first of July, now I’ve got to wait till 2020 for the last season (At least I can se what colour hair Poco will have so that I ca do his doll). Well I can get Season 3 Part 1 on Blu-ray to do my next fanfic (still working on the others).

Well I’ve got Fruits Basket to fall on now.

Plus I can still do my Attack on Titan dolls, when I finish the ones from Seasons 1, 2, and 3, I’m going to work on Fruits Basket dolls.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 03, 2019, 10:49:47 PM
I just took a look at the info about Your Name.

hum, this sounds weirdly familiar, well not exactly but the whole separated by 3 years thing. It sounds a tad like the movie The Lake House where the romantic leads are separated by a few years but they have a way of communicating with each other, etc. Mind you I've only seen the movie once and they don't switch bodies but it's got a similar fantasy vibe aspect.


I still recommend Your Name.  :) Even though it has elements that might remind you of other movies I think you'll find it's unique.




And Charlotte (which is on CR and not on Netflix, I'm not sure if it has an English dub).




There's an English dub for Charlotte on Hulu. :) I know Hulu isn't an option for everyone (I think  it's only available for the US) but maybe Crunchy Roll or Funimation will also have the dub.




Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 04, 2019, 01:16:20 AM
More Di Gi Charat merchandise! :happy: :happy: :happy:

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 08:42:42 AM
I am currently watching Ranma 1/2 and just finished outlaw star.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: katrine2309 on July 04, 2019, 09:16:37 AM
I have binge watched Sword Art Online, and I think I liked it. Not as well as Violet, but I liked it. I really like that Kitori is a crybaby at times- because he goes through some bad stuff. I kind of like him. And the story reminded me of back in the days when I was playing Final Fantasy 8 with my sister ^.^ For any FF 8 players out there: I got this Squall vibe from Kitori, and I adore Squall :heart:

I think my main issue with these stories is their age... I know that is sort of the whole point with YA, but I just feel that their character arcs would fit with being a little bit older. Maybe not so much in SAO (but I mean Sugu does not look like a middle school’er to me), but I definetely felt that way in Violet Evergarden. Violet says she is 14 years old, and I just don’t feel that the story works with that... So in my head I bumped them all up a few years  :lol: Is this the case with anime though? Are they often this young? I would have imagined that there is an audience for older age groups as well  :P

@Taffeta: Thanks for the directions to Fruit Baskets! I’ll check it out!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 09:53:32 AM
I wish you didn't have to pay for funimation though. I already have hulu and netflix. We got rid of cable over a year ago.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2019, 11:32:48 AM
I wish you didn't have to pay for funimation though. I already have hulu and netflix. We got rid of cable over a year ago.

Funimation is more awkward than CR in that it takes out eps in the middle of the series so you basically have to pay for a subscription. I personally hate Funimation because it's 90% dub and some series only have dub, which I won't watch, but there are two or three series that used to be on CR but now aren't because of some kind of split between CR and Funimation and in order to watch them I have to have both.

It doesn't amuse me :/ I am considering getting rid of Funimation though because I really don't use it very much compared to CR.

However if you like dubs Funimation is generally better. Only a few series on CR have dub versions.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 01:05:55 PM
I prefer dubs 90% of the time. I just never liked crunchy roll.  I also can't afford a bunch of streaming services.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2019, 02:00:13 PM
More Di Gi Charat merchandise! :happy: :happy: :happy:

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Congrats :cheer:



I wish you didn't have to pay for funimation though. I already have hulu and netflix. We got rid of cable over a year ago.

Funimation is more awkward than CR in that it takes out eps in the middle of the series so you basically have to pay for a subscription. I personally hate Funimation because it's 90% dub and some series only have dub, which I won't watch, but there are two or three series that used to be on CR but now aren't because of some kind of split between CR and Funimation and in order to watch them I have to have both.

It doesn't amuse me :/ I am considering getting rid of Funimation though because I really don't use it very much compared to CR.

However if you like dubs Funimation is generally better. Only a few series on CR have dub versions.


I was wondering if there was a free option for Funimation. I kept looking on their site trying to see if there was one. Maybe I can subscribe to Funimation later on.


Here's pics of my 2019 Fruits Basket poster that I got at the bookstore.
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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 02:04:01 PM
More Di Gi Charat merchandise! :happy: :happy: :happy:

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I swear somewhere I have a digicharat trading card. If I didn't pitch it, and I found it again, you want me to send it to you?
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 04, 2019, 02:07:37 PM
More Di Gi Charat merchandise! :happy: :happy: :happy:

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I swear somewhere I have a digicharat trading card. If I didn't pitch it, and I found it again, you want me to send it to you?

If it's one I don't have! If you're able to find it please send me a photo!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 02:16:24 PM
I swear somewhere I have a digicharat trading card. If I didn't pitch it, and I found it again, you want me to send it to you?

If it's one I don't have! If you're able to find it please send me a photo!

Found it, you don't have it.. it's dejiko holding 3 cards w/ a silver foil logo on the bottom.

This one: https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/G8893338
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 04, 2019, 03:01:24 PM
I swear somewhere I have a digicharat trading card. If I didn't pitch it, and I found it again, you want me to send it to you?

If it's one I don't have! If you're able to find it please send me a photo!

Found it, you don't have it.. it's dejiko holding 3 cards w/ a silver foil logo on the bottom.

This one: https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/G8893338

I'll take it once you've found it then! I don't own any cards in that set.

Note that all of the cards I posted yesterday are just the ones I had recently bought and got sent out in that package. I have a big binder filled with Di Gi Charat trading cards, most I've had for several years now lol. Might try taking photos of all of cards in it sometime soon....
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 03:23:06 PM
I swear somewhere I have a digicharat trading card. If I didn't pitch it, and I found it again, you want me to send it to you?

If it's one I don't have! If you're able to find it please send me a photo!

Found it, you don't have it.. it's dejiko holding 3 cards w/ a silver foil logo on the bottom.

This one: https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/G8893338

I'll take it once you've found it then! I don't own any cards in that set.

Note that all of the cards I posted yesterday are just the ones I had recently bought and got sent out in that package. I have a big binder filled with Di Gi Charat trading cards, most I've had for several years now lol. Might try taking photos of all of cards in it sometime soon....

:) I had found it (Its a pain to.do.photos, so that's why I just looked up a pic instead)
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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 04, 2019, 04:20:52 PM
Imgur albums of my DGC trading cards!

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 04, 2019, 04:24:46 PM
I have binge watched Sword Art Online, and I think I liked it. Not as well as Violet, but I liked it. I really like that Kitori is a crybaby at times- because he goes through some bad stuff. I kind of like him. And the story reminded me of back in the days when I was playing Final Fantasy 8 with my sister ^.^ For any FF 8 players out there: I got this Squall vibe from Kitori, and I adore Squall :heart:

I think my main issue with these stories is their age... I know that is sort of the whole point with YA, but I just feel that their character arcs would fit with being a little bit older. Maybe not so much in SAO (but I mean Sugu does not look like a middle school’er to me), but I definetely felt that way in Violet Evergarden. Violet says she is 14 years old, and I just don’t feel that the story works with that... So in my head I bumped them all up a few years  :lol: Is this the case with anime though? Are they often this young? I would have imagined that there is an audience for older age groups as well  :P

@Taffeta: Thanks for the directions to Fruit Baskets! I’ll check it out!


If you liked SAO, you would probably like Log Horizon.  It's the same kind of deal, everyone trapped in the video game, and the characters seem to have a wide age range (some are kids, some are married).  There are only 2 seasons.  There are rumors of a third, but I don't know when that will happen.  Apparently the creator got arrested for tax evasion and is finally back to working on the mangas so we'll see if they do the third season or not.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2019, 04:39:16 PM
Mangaka certainly live interesting lives...

And stressful ones.

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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 04, 2019, 05:18:34 PM
Started watching the live action Bleach movie last night....
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Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2019, 05:44:59 PM
Started watching the live action Bleach movie last night....

As someone who watched and read the original Bleach and even translated bits of it at one point for an online community, I was really really sceptical of the movie. I mean, those kinds of things are usually terrible.

It's not absolutely brilliant but it could have been a lot worse in my opinion.
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It was less terrible than the final arc of the manga, which was so awful it should have never have happened.

Bleach is one of the few mainstream series for which I have a really fond affinity because of all the hidden stuff going on behind the scenes, and the bakumatsu symbolism, cultural nods to all over Japanese and other culture...and the many great character moments (and basically the SS arc, which was the best arc and never got beaten by any of the others...still love it to death, Shinigami ftw)...

So I kind of hope they will do a sequel movie for the SS arc. So long as it's no worse than this one.

I also hope they never animate the final arc. Because, honestly, it will make my eyes bleed.
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Yeah, it was a mess. :(
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 04, 2019, 08:45:58 PM
I LOVE Outlaw Star!
Ooooooh awesome DiGiCharat collection update. I have such a weakness for art books....
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 04, 2019, 09:33:58 PM
Tomorrow is the next Fruits Basket episode oh no I’ve got to get the tissues ready.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2019, 11:05:41 PM
Tomorrow is the next Fruits Basket episode oh no I’ve got to get the tissues ready.

Yep, emotional rollercoaster time I think!
Can't believe we're at this point already in the story...and yet there's still so much more to go!
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 06, 2019, 07:09:43 AM
Watched Fruits Basket and yes I cried, poor Momiji  :cry: :bawl: :sad:
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Post by: Taffeta on July 06, 2019, 07:16:53 AM
Watched Fruits Basket and yes I cried, poor Momiji  :cry: :bawl: :sad:

New opening theme and closing theme as well.

Also...Kyou ><
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 06, 2019, 07:38:23 AM
Watched Fruits Basket and yes I cried, poor Momiji  :cry: :bawl: :sad:

New opening theme and closing theme as well.

Also...Kyou ><

I squealed when I saw Kisa, Hiro, and Ritsu. Now all I need to see is Rin and I’ll be happy
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 06, 2019, 10:41:51 PM
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Post by: Taffeta on July 07, 2019, 07:09:35 AM
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Yes to the first and no to the second ;)
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 08, 2019, 07:25:26 PM
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This little fellow showed up today. I suppose it's always good to have a tiny little demon helping at work, I don't think this Sebastian is quite big enough to eat my soul yet...but he is still soooooo cute. and I'd never heard of Co-poche's before...these are over the top adorable.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 08, 2019, 07:27:30 PM
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This little fellow showed up today. I suppose it's always good to have a tiny little demon helping at work, I don't think this Sebastian is quite big enough to eat my soul yet...but he is still soooooo cute. and I'd never heard of Co-poche's before...these are over the top adorable.

Ah dear.

It's a slippery slope.
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 08, 2019, 07:46:45 PM
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Yes to the first and no to the second ;)


Thanks Taffeta. :) I looked around on the Funimation website today and only the first episode is available to stream for non subscribers. :sad:


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I really hope it comes out on DVD after all of the episodes are complete.



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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 08, 2019, 07:53:35 PM


Ah dear.

It's a slippery slope.

He needs a kitty cat to hold...sadly I only have ponies on my work desk and other weirdly random toys, but no cats.

Oh wow, sorry Sebastian, I can't give you my soul for one artificial cherry blossom flower that actually already belongs to me...

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Post by: Taffeta on July 09, 2019, 12:12:54 AM
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Yes to the first and no to the second ;)


Thanks Taffeta. :) I looked around on the Funimation website today and only the first episode is available to stream for non subscribers. :sad:


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I really hope it comes out on DVD after all of the episodes are complete.



Ponyfan


Crunchyroll would have access to the first 13 but you'd have to watch Japanese with subs there :/ Also there'd be adverts. But they only lock the most recent episode to non-subscribers and then only for the week until the new one comes out. I subscribe basically because I got sick of the ads...but I dunno, it depends on whether reading the subs is too much of an issue in terms of their speed...

I think Funimation has the sole rights to the dub.

I imagine it will come out on DVD, it's just when/how long it will take to do.

@Uni - you are having way too much fun with him. Maybe he needs a tiny pony, rather than a cat...
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 09, 2019, 09:33:09 AM
My Levi from Attack o Titan figure is doing some weird things, like sitting on Pinkie Pie, or doing the splits.
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Post by: tikibirds on July 09, 2019, 12:02:32 PM
Eh, nothing looks too exciting for the sumer season >.<
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 10, 2019, 12:36:07 AM
Another Di Gi Charat package. :P

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Post by: Harmonie on July 10, 2019, 12:59:20 AM
Eh, nothing looks too exciting for the sumer season >.<

Aw, I've been looking forward to Vinland Saga for quite some time. I love me some historical fiction!

Dr Stone also pulled me in from the first episode. But I imagine somewhere it will evolve into a standard battle shonen, and might not be as exciting then.
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 10, 2019, 03:18:09 PM
I just started watching one on crunchroll called Hanasakeru Seishonen...

Like, whats with a dad who sets his 14 year old daughter up to meet guys so she'll pick one to marry and calls it a game? What kinda weird dad are you MR?

 LOL! Eh, we already know you need to be with the guy you're already hanging out with (LOL).

Some of these anime romance series are silly, but I still can't stop myself from watching them.

And okay so now she thinks one of the guys is a reincarnated white panther she used to hang out with as a little girl...
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Post by: tikibirds on July 12, 2019, 01:27:24 PM
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Aw, I've been looking forward to Vinland Saga for quite some time. I love me some historical fiction!
I haven't heard of that one...

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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 12, 2019, 03:55:36 PM
Well I’ve still got Fruits Basket, and plus Attack on Titan Season 3 Part One when it comes out on blu ray
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Post by: Taffeta on July 12, 2019, 04:50:01 PM
I just started watching one on crunchroll called Hanasakeru Seishonen...

Like, whats with a dad who sets his 14 year old daughter up to meet guys so she'll pick one to marry and calls it a game? What kinda weird dad are you MR?

 LOL! Eh, we already know you need to be with the guy you're already hanging out with (LOL).

Some of these anime romance series are silly, but I still can't stop myself from watching them.

And okay so now she thinks one of the guys is a reincarnated white panther she used to hang out with as a little girl...

Welcome to anime weird :D
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 12, 2019, 06:59:31 PM
I watched "Okko's Inn" last night.  It's cute, but made me cry.
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 12, 2019, 09:07:11 PM
I just started watching one on crunchroll called Hanasakeru Seishonen...

Like, whats with a dad who sets his 14 year old daughter up to meet guys so she'll pick one to marry and calls it a game? What kinda weird dad are you MR?

 LOL! Eh, we already know you need to be with the guy you're already hanging out with (LOL).

Some of these anime romance series are silly, but I still can't stop myself from watching them.

And okay so now she thinks one of the guys is a reincarnated white panther she used to hang out with as a little girl...

Welcome to anime weird :D


Well technically I've known about weird anime since like 1984

Here was the first ever anime I was obsessed with - I got up at 5:30 am to watch this on some channel I don't even remember.

I wish someone would redo the Honey Honey anime from back in the 80's...I loved it! I still think it's adorable!! and so silly!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dK6vBDjhbs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dK6vBDjhbs)


ouou edit, I found the first episode
https://youtu.be/ewR1fByiJ7c (https://youtu.be/ewR1fByiJ7c)

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Post by: Ponyfan on July 12, 2019, 10:15:56 PM
I'm still watching Sailor Stars part 1.



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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 12, 2019, 10:54:41 PM
Guys look what I managed to buy! <3

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I don't have her physically in my possession yet, that won't be for another few weeks still at least. But I used White Rabbit to get her from Mercari. Placed the order yesterday and when I woke up today they had successfully bought her for me, I'm super excited!
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Post by: Taffeta on July 19, 2019, 12:46:25 PM
Guys look what I managed to buy! <3

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I don't have her physically in my possession yet, that won't be for another few weeks still at least. But I used White Rabbit to get her from Mercari. Placed the order yesterday and when I woke up today they had successfully bought her for me, I'm super excited!

At this rate you're going to be out of shelf space by the end of the summer!

So London had it's annual Japanese event this month and what always strikes me is the disconnect between what everyone else in the UK seems to be watching and reading and what I watch and read...

Which is kind of frustrating.

I am currently watching Boku no Hero Academia just because it's been eating at me for the longest time as a popular anime and I guess I was curious. Thus far I find it interesting, I like that the main character is not a typical loudmouth type and I also like that there's a variety in the main central cast. I am quite bored by the villains which is a bit sad considering they're quite important to the plot. Much more interested in Class 1A.

What really surprised me at this event was the number of Bleach things I saw. Merchandise. Cosplay, etc. I thought Bleach had about died with the awful mess that was the final arc and the basic abandonment of the anime long before that. I wonder if it's the live action movie or if people have just gone back into it since it is on CR and easily accessible. I will always love Bleach but really hope this isn't an indication that the train wreck final arc will get animated. I'm quite happy with it ending where it does.

I think I saw more Bleach stuff than One Piece stuff, and that IS weird.

I probably need to watch more mainstream anime so I can at least communicate about them.

Although I have been watching and reading DnA and it didn't dawn on me that since baseball has basically no presence here, it probably isn't a mainstream anime in the UK the way it maybe is in Japan and in other places where baseball really exists...

Which is a shame because for an anime/manga series about a sport I couldn't care less about and knew nothing about before I started with this anime, it's actually quite good...

People, mainstream anime series on sites like CR and stuff - recommendations?

I don't really have a preferred genre but I do care about:
Character development
Plot twists are good.
Death is fine but only if it's meaningful. I don't like stuff that has really twisted implications (like the King's Game. I am still traumatised by that - but things like Another, Erased, Charlotte are fine).

I don't really like magical girl anime. I did watch SM for a bit - I have a couple of older series on Japanese DVD - but I don't really go in for the cute magical stuff...

I also have tried One Piece and don't get on with it.

Any recommendations of stuff I might not have seen but am missing out on??

It needs to be stuff I can watch on CR or Netflix and it has to have a Japanese track because I don't like dubs.


I need something to lighten the mood between job applications and trying to write and edit academic articles with all the fiddly expectations each journal places on submissions.
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Post by: banditpony on July 19, 2019, 02:09:41 PM
Guys look what I managed to buy! <3

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I don't have her physically in my possession yet, that won't be for another few weeks still at least. But I used White Rabbit to get her from Mercari. Placed the order yesterday and when I woke up today they had successfully bought her for me, I'm super excited!

I had the to heart version of these dolls. :) I really liked them.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 19, 2019, 03:38:51 PM

People, mainstream anime series on sites like CR and stuff - recommendations?

I don't really have a preferred genre but I do care about:
Character development
Plot twists are good.
Death is fine but only if it's meaningful. I don't like stuff that has really twisted implications (like the King's Game. I am still traumatised by that - but things like Another, Erased, Charlotte are fine).

I don't really like magical girl anime. I did watch SM for a bit - I have a couple of older series on Japanese DVD - but I don't really go in for the cute magical stuff...

I also have tried One Piece and don't get on with it.

Any recommendations of stuff I might not have seen but am missing out on??

It needs to be stuff I can watch on CR or Netflix and it has to have a Japanese track because I don't like dubs.


I need something to lighten the mood between job applications and trying to write and edit academic articles with all the fiddly expectations each journal places on submissions.

I liked Haikyu (a volleyball anime-first episode isn't the greatest, though), Yuri!!! On Ice (Figure skating)--both on Crunchyroll according to their list right now--, Robotech (mecha--it's older and used to be known as Macross Wars, so I don't know if it counts as mainstream anymore) and The Devil is a Part-Timer--both on Netflix.  I don't know if it's still on Netflix or not, but Silver Spoon is hilarious.  It's about a city kid who goes to an agricultural school, though that one I don't think is really considered mainstream...

If it didn't have to be on Crunchyroll or Netflix, I would suggest Assassination Classroom.  Totally twisted but sweet--the end makes me cry.

**Edit**

My friend recommends Amagi Brilliant Park, Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun, Barakamon, Big Windup, My Love Story, ReLife, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Kyo Kara Mao.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 19, 2019, 04:04:34 PM
Thank you!

I have considered Haikyuu - I think it is on my list. I don't hate sports anime even though I don't like sport, they're quite easy to watch (I started with DnA during final thesis editing, and weirdly my friend said she did similar last year with her thesis, watched lots of sports anime xD) so I might watch this at some point...

I've seen Yuri (I think they were talking about another season?) and the Devil is a Part Timer (which by the way I actually loved, world domination beginning with a fast food joint xD). I've also seen ReLife though I have thought I should chase up the manga since the last few episodes seem to push the rest of the plot through at speed compared with the early part.

Assassination Classroom is the only reason I still have a funimation subscription -.- because it went from CR. I still don't like the absolute ending of it, but I love the overall story and the quirk of the characters and how it all builds over the series. It's the right level of "hang on a minute, this is all totally wrong somehow and yet it's awesome" for my twisted brain :D

I did start watching Silver Spoon. I don't remember why but I took it off my list. It was a while ago now...but it didn't really click with me.

On the other list, Nogaki-kun is another one I've been curious about! I will have to try and get around to that one :D

KKM is an old favourite. Geigenhuber ftw. :)

This is making me feel better about the stuff I watch and that maybe it's the UK population that's off kilter >.>
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 19, 2019, 06:09:15 PM
I think I like Silver Spoon more than most because my dad grew up on a farm and we regularly went to my uncle's farm growing up.  Now I live in the country, my neighbors keep horses and cows in their backyard, so seeing his reactions to where eggs and milk comes from just makes me laugh.

I also recommend La Corda D'oro, especially if you like music.  Both seasons have excellent music in them, though the second season loses the music fairy from the first season.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 19, 2019, 09:13:37 PM
I think I like Silver Spoon more than most because my dad grew up on a farm and we regularly went to my uncle's farm growing up.  Now I live in the country, my neighbors keep horses and cows in their backyard, so seeing his reactions to where eggs and milk comes from just makes me laugh.

I also recommend La Corda D'oro, especially if you like music.  Both seasons have excellent music in them, though the second season loses the music fairy from the first season.

OMG Koruda!  :lovey: :lovey: :lovey: :lovey: :lovey: I had totally forgotten Koruda is on CR now!

One of my neoroma loves <3 It's so nice knowing other people enjoy it too. I have never seen anything at events in the UK for Koruda or any of the other neoromance series.

I admit I mostly got into them through crazy seiyuu events back when I began learning Japanese but I think Corda D'Oro has a really cute plot in both 1 and 3, even though there's no fairy stuff in 3.

Yunoki and Hihara were my favourites. Especially Yunoki. And especially in the manga.

<3 Maybe I should rewatch it. It's been a while :D
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 19, 2019, 10:26:37 PM
Has anyone watched Flowering Child? I saw it was added to  Netflix recently.  I put it on my watch list but the preview reminds me a lot of Pretty Cure/Glitter Force and I have a hard time staying interested in Pretty Cure.


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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 20, 2019, 05:04:13 AM
The mail came today! :P

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Truly I am living the dream.

I had the to heart version of these dolls. :) I really liked them.

Heart?
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 24, 2019, 10:19:48 PM
I love your display Beatles. :)

I haven't started any new anime series although I did watch one of the Yona ova's the other day and loved it.

I just noticed that I made a typo the other day. The series that has recently been added to Netflix is Flowering Heart not Flowering Child. Has anyone seen it?

Also what was the latest episode of the new Fruits Basket?


Ponyfan

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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 25, 2019, 10:52:41 AM
To Heart is  a video game, I believe a dating sim...  but it has manga and possibly a show.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 25, 2019, 10:59:22 AM
Also what was the latest episode of the new Fruits Basket?


Ponyfan

It explained how Arisa met her idol, and how her mum left her. Her old gang members appeared (at the end all three of the gang members broke the fourth wall, then tried to threaten Momiji but he scared them by talking German)

I’ve got to wait for Kisa to appear and I’m dreading that I’m going to cry
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Post by: Taffeta on July 25, 2019, 12:23:11 PM
Bright rabbit - spoiler tags!
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Post by: banditpony on July 25, 2019, 01:26:39 PM
I had the to heart version of these dolls. :) I really liked them.

Heart?

To Heart is a PC game from 1997. And an all ages version in 1999ish on PS1.
It also had two anime.. and a manga.

Takara released 3 girls from the series To Heart in this style of doll. It was merch for the anime series.
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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 25, 2019, 01:30:24 PM
Bright rabbit - spoiler tags!

Whoops  :blush: next time I’ll remember, even though I suffer for short term memory loss.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 25, 2019, 02:53:29 PM
I had the to heart version of these dolls. :) I really liked them.

Heart?

To Heart is a PC game from 1997. And an all ages version in 1999ish on PS1.
It also had two anime.. and a manga.

Takara released 3 girls from the series To Heart in this style of doll. It was merch for the anime series.

Ah, I completely glossed over the word "To" in your post when I read it before! I've heard of To Heart before, mostly because Koge-Donbo* drew some artwork of it before... it's in one of her artbooks I own (might edit this post with a photo of it if I remember to after my phone's done charging).

edit - here's some of the art she drew of it:

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From her 2005 artbook, "Chocola Selection". :)
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Post by: banditpony on July 25, 2019, 05:33:01 PM
^^ That's To Heart 2.

It's kind of a sequel.. but it is set later in time and doesn't really have the same characters.. (I didn't watch it so I'm not sure what the big connection is).
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 25, 2019, 08:23:27 PM
She's home! :lovey:

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Her head, forearms/hands, and lower legs/feet are plastic, but the main body is soft. Her hair is rooted. It's not very thick rooting, but the hat covers any areas where you'd be able to see the head underneath.
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 26, 2019, 12:53:42 AM
Awwwwwwww so sweet
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 29, 2019, 09:22:49 PM
I finished Sailor Stars part 1

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Post by: Taffeta on July 30, 2019, 08:01:14 AM
Thanks to the references earlier in the thread I've been rewatching Koruda (Corda D'Oro) 3.

I am fond of this anime even if I do watch it with mad seiyuu event incidents in mind...such as Miyano Mamoru accidentally collapsing his mic stand mid-drama, and the adlibs that come from getting a bunch of slightly crazy people together on the same stage.

Each time I watch it I become more fond of Hozumi and of Kyouya. I think they were always the two that stood out to me from the outset, although it keeps reminding me I never did finish playing the game. The problem with game-to-anime/manga is that often the game has stuff in that the anime doesn't reference, because there's an assumption the audience already knows it anyway.

Haruka 3 was like that with the specials. I love Haruka 3, to the point one day it might even get into my academic work, but the first special starts them off in the middle of the forest in Kumano and doesn't totally explain how they got there...just kind of a brief explanation but it makes more sense when you've played it than when you haven't and important minor details like Atsumori is an onryou...kind of pass you by.

Thanks to earlier recommends - I watched Gekkan Shoujo no Nozaki-kun. It's so funny. It pokes fun at so many shoujo manga stereotypes, while all the time the main character is sort of attempting her own shoujo manga storyline and failing utterly because Nozaki is so dense.

Also, a small recommend from me from some time back, but I watched Angels of Death earlier in the year. It's completely messed up, full of all kinds of violence and probably isn't for everyone, but I kind of like the twisted bond between the two main characters.

Now debating whether to read the manga for Boku no Hero Academia or wait till October for the new season to come out. I'm still not hugely interested in the villains, but I do like the students and some of their teachers.



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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 31, 2019, 01:03:31 AM
I got my latest Di Gi Charat package today. It was scheduled for delivery tomorrow since it got to the post office to late to be delivered today (it arrived at 11:11am, not too much earlier and it would have been today). I ended up going to the post office to see if I could just pick it up today. Normally I'd just let it get delivered the intended day, but I have a dentist appointment at 11am tomorrow morning and that's a common time for the mail lady to arrive, so I didn't want to risk missing it and then having to pick it up after work Thursday afternoon. Anyway, they let me pick it up today!

This is a big one....

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Post by: Carrehz on July 31, 2019, 02:05:43 AM
I love seeing your Di Gi Charat collection updates ^___^ I've never seen the show (LOVE the art/character designs though) but I'm really enjoying seeing your collection grow :)
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 31, 2019, 02:22:36 AM
I love seeing your Di Gi Charat collection updates ^___^ I've never seen the show (LOVE the art/character designs though) but I'm really enjoying seeing your collection grow :)

There is some up on YouTube if you ever wanna check it out! It's just cute and silly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8PYCwgf8os
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Post by: tikibirds on July 31, 2019, 01:40:04 PM
The internet has been sl sloooow here lately, again.
I guess thats what happens when a billion people all go online at once.  :pout: :pout:
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Post by: Taffeta on August 01, 2019, 12:52:47 PM
Educating people that Japan and China do not have identical histories is tiring work.

I get so fed up when people say that Haruka is basically the same as Fushigi Yuugi when a: it isn't, b: it's set in Japan, not China, c: it's probably more accurate in terms of the use of Genbu etc, but it doesn;t use them in the same way because it uses them in terms of onmyoudou/yin yang and d: Japanese history is what I study, and I actually taught the history of both places last year, so having all that basically negated by people who think the whole of East Asia just copied China is irritating.

Yuugi and Haruka are both favourites of mine. I love them both and there are some themes that are broader traditional themes they both cover, but they're ultimately totally different and set in different places.

I'm waiting for someone to say Yona is like Fushigi Yuugi too, because it involves a girl and some dragons. Even though it's set in an ancient Korean context. And is nothing like Yuugi.

Bah.

These kinds of idiot moments remind me of the time a section of the the English language Bleach fanbase kicked off and started having fits the first time they saw a raw manga page with the word Bankai written on it  and totally misread the ban character for something completely different.

I just feel like saying to those people, if you're going to be in a fandom, at least try not to be completely culturally ignorant...?
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on August 01, 2019, 05:33:38 PM
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Educating people that Japan and China do not have identical histories is tiring work

 The people here HATE Japan. They would riot if they knew westerns thought that. Yet, when I went to Okinawa for the Chinese New Year, my tours had more people speaking Mandarin than Japanese. I was the only Westerner though.
 
When I want to piss off the locals, I tell them how much I would rather be in Japan than China.  :P
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 01, 2019, 07:17:11 PM

I'm waiting for someone to say Yona is like Fushigi Yuugi too, because it involves a girl and some dragons. Even though it's set in an ancient Korean context. And is nothing like Yuugi.




I saw someone say that on Facebook a couple of days ago when I was looking at an advertisement for the Yona manga. :(  I haven't read Yuugi but I don't think that just because some manga series might share similar elements someone can claim they are alike. 

I think Yona is a unique series.  :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Harmonie on August 01, 2019, 08:11:32 PM
Thanks to the references earlier in the thread I've been rewatching Koruda (Corda D'Oro) 3.

I am fond of this anime even if I do watch it with mad seiyuu event incidents in mind...such as Miyano Mamoru accidentally collapsing his mic stand mid-drama, and the adlibs that come from getting a bunch of slightly crazy people together on the same stage.

Each time I watch it I become more fond of Hozumi and of Kyouya. I think they were always the two that stood out to me from the outset, although it keeps reminding me I never did finish playing the game. The problem with game-to-anime/manga is that often the game has stuff in that the anime doesn't reference, because there's an assumption the audience already knows it anyway.

I watched La Corda d'Oro 3 as it was airing but never much got into it and its characters. I enjoyed the first series, its characters and even had my own pairing (HinoxHihara).

Now that I think of it, it's been a decade since I watched the original. I need to rewatch it.

Also, I agree about the video game to anime adaptations leaving out a heck of a lot. I've never been able to play any of the La Corda d'Oro games, but when you bring that point up it makes me think of Ace Attorney. I think so much charm of that series was lost in adapting it to anime. Perhaps it's because I enjoyed all of the interactions, very much including the ones that didn't move the story forward and thus weren't included in the anime (like pressing witnesses in court on issues that aren't what move the case forward, all of the little interactions with your partners when you investigate, and interactions with characters while investigating, etc.). Naturally, a lot of that was lost in the anime adaptation, and it just feels very incomplete to me.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on August 01, 2019, 08:44:37 PM
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Educating people that Japan and China do not have identical histories is tiring work

 The people here HATE Japan. They would riot if they knew westerns thought that. Yet, when I went to Okinawa for the Chinese New Year, my tours had more people speaking Mandarin than Japanese. I was the only Westerner though.
 
When I want to piss off the locals, I tell them how much I would rather be in Japan than China.  :P

Yeah, there are good reasons for that.

Okinawa also traditionally had more Chinese links as well when it was still the Ryukyus.

@Ponyfan - there's zero similarity between Yona and Yuugi except that there's a girl, and there is a blue dragon among her dragons. That's about as much as you can link them. With Haruka, especially the first one, there's also a lot of difference.

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Ironically, though, nobody compares Saiunkoku Monogatari to Yuugi (even though it is set in Ancient China, and there are the ancient sage beings who may or may not be lurking around the plot/court). I guess because the main character lives in an Ancient chinese country and isn't summoned there, and they don't have the four Gods. Not that I think Saiunkoku is remotely like Yuugi either, but given the broad strokes of people's assumptions, I'm amazed it's not been connected as well.
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@Harmonie - I didn't get into Koruda 3 until I played the first game, actually. I think that was some time before the animation happened, though. Unlike the Haruka games, where you can build on stuff, the Koruda ones require start from scratch for every character so it gets a bit tedious. But I have a weird sense of humour and neoroma is full of stupid things because it's reverse harem based and I find that hilarious. At the time I was part of an LJ community around neoroma and I ended up writing the adventures of my heroine in trying to chat up all the guys and her progress. In the end the ridiculousness of some of the conversations and the timing of them got me and I grew to love them. Originally I didn't want Koruda 3 to happen, but I'm fine with it now.

The live events and the fact that most of the voice artists connected to Koruda and Haruka are slightly insane helps, because they clearly have a similar sense of humour about it as I do, and so do the live drama script writers.

The original Koruda is probably better, but not all the manga was animated. Same is true of Haruka 1, where the best volumes (12/13) aren't animated :'(. The end of the Hachiyoushou Haruka animation is basically not at all like the manga, and while it's fine, it still bugs me that it's wrong.

I totally support Hino x Hihara as a pairing :D In the manga they made decisions for the main characters of both Haruka and Koruda. I was 100% on board with the Haruka choice, I didn't really have such strong feelings over Koruda's pairing, so it didn't bother me how they ended it. I do love Hihara and Yunoki, though. Yunoki is my favourite but I don't ever see his pairing with Hino as being that kind of attachment, so Hihara x Hino works well for me too. It is sad Yunoki isn't in the animation for 3. He's mentioned in the game, I think Hihara talks about him coming to watch the concours or being involved somehow, but not in the anime :/

Ah dear. My neoroma fangirl is awakened. I may need to rewatch some more stuff. Only CR doesn't have Haruka :/ Only Koruda and Neoangelique, which is fine, except Nyx is addicted to tea and Hyuuga needs to stop taking his clothes off.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 01, 2019, 09:03:35 PM
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Educating people that Japan and China do not have identical histories is tiring work

 The people here HATE Japan. They would riot if they knew westerns thought that. Yet, when I went to Okinawa for the Chinese New Year, my tours had more people speaking Mandarin than Japanese. I was the only Westerner though.
 
When I want to piss off the locals, I tell them how much I would rather be in Japan than China.  :P

Yeah, there are good reasons for that.

@Ponyfan - there's zero similarity between Yona and Yuugi except that there's a girl, and there is a blue dragon among her dragons. That's about as much as you can link them. With Haruka, especially the first one, there's also a lot of difference.

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Wow. That's nothing like Yona. I can't believe people say they are alike. 

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on August 06, 2019, 01:35:17 PM
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Yeah, there are good reasons for that.

Okinawa also traditionally had more Chinese links as well when it was still the Ryukyus.

At one point, after my trip to Okinawa, I had to submit a photo of myself for some promotional thing for the school.
I sent them 3 pictures and told them to choose. One you could tell I was in Shanghai, One was here and one was from a Chinese garden in Okinawa.
Guess which one they choose.  :shocked:

I need a new series to watch, nothing is really entertaining me this season..other then Demon Slayer, Boruto, My life reincarnated as a slime - all of which are continued from pervious seasons. And Fruits Basket.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 06, 2019, 01:58:08 PM
Forgot to post these yesterday! After my shift yesterday I went to the post office to pick up my package so I wouldn't have to worry about potentially not being home for it today.

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 08, 2019, 02:23:50 AM
Great pics Beatles. :)


I finally watched Howl's Moving Castle. It was okay but I don't think it's one I'm going to be rewatching a lot.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Carrehz on August 08, 2019, 03:18:56 PM
I finally watched Howl's Moving Castle. It was okay but I don't think it's one I'm going to be rewatching a lot.

Yeah, that's how I feel about Howl, too (watched it for the first time around December, January). Not bad but not a favourite.

I looove Calcifer, though. So cute ^^
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Post by: Taffeta on August 08, 2019, 09:02:00 PM
I finally watched Howl's Moving Castle. It was okay but I don't think it's one I'm going to be rewatching a lot.

Yeah, that's how I feel about Howl, too (watched it for the first time around December, January). Not bad but not a favourite.

I looove Calcifer, though. So cute ^^

I can't remember if I've seen Howl...but I've never really got into Ghibli. I like a couple but...yeah.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 08, 2019, 09:17:59 PM
I’m glad I’m not the only that wasn’t impressed with Howl’s Moving Castle. There were a couple of scenes where the background music was more interesting to me than what was happening on the screen. I did like Calcifer and I think I liked Howl.

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Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on August 12, 2019, 09:18:22 PM
So a bunch of people on a group I post in have been really annoying lately to a hyberbolic degree over Kimetsu no Yaiba as the best thing to ever hit anime ever.

So I decided to watch it (19 eps so far).

It is really beautifully animated. The characters are well thought out. There's a lot of beheading. I'm kind of ok with that. It starts really horribly. That I'm less okay with, but I've moved on, because the main character has.

Bearing in mind I speak Japanese, the characters for me all have annoying, difficult to remember and pointlessly obscure names. But anyhow.
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There's especially been a big fuss about the most recent episode but while it is really beautifully done, I don't really understand why it's had so much hype about it specifically.

I'm not sure if I will keep watching it when more eps air, as I wouldn't say it jumped out and grabbed me wholeheartedly. Having seen it, it seems like a good competent shounen anime/manga which will probably have a long run and many series. But I don't know that it deserves all the hyperbole that it's the best ever series to be made :/

I guess it's subjective.

Also, some bits reminded me of Bleach.
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It's not enough the same as Bleach to think that there's any connection, it's just that some of these tropes are so familiar in this type of shounen series that you kind of know what you have from the very start point. There's also a lot of that shounen anime/manga style exposition where it's obvious what the attack did but the enemy has to say it explicitly, "So you did this, did you? Ahah, but now I will do this!" and that's quite repetitive.
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Has anyone else seen it?

Don't get me wrong, it's well written and well done, but it seems a bit much to call it the best anime ever made...

Also!

Shimano Hiro voices a character called Zenitsu, who also dresses in orange/yellow and has yellow-orange hair. Shimano Hiro is also the voice artist for Zeno in Yona. Zeno is the Yellow Dragon, so, clearly, also has a yellow/gold pallete as well. And although most of the time Zenitsu is squealing like a lunatic/baby, on the odd occasion where he isn't, he also sounds like so much like Zeno. And that is doing my head in.

Though Zeno is miles better ;)

Edit: I need to spell words properly.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 13, 2019, 07:02:47 PM
I really like Zeno's VA although I've only heard him voice Zeno. :D 

I was looking on US Netflix and it looks like several animes have been added. The 2 that looked the most interesting were Forest of Piano and March Comes in Like a Lion.

Has anyone watched those?

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on August 13, 2019, 08:53:30 PM
I really like Zeno's VA although I've only heard him voice Zeno. :D 

I was looking on US Netflix and it looks like several animes have been added. The 2 that looked the most interesting were Forest of Piano and March Comes in Like a Lion.

Has anyone watched those?

Ponyfan

Zeno is awesome :D

I have seen the first ep of March comes in like a lion. It didn't grab me though so I didn't continue with it...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 16, 2019, 01:03:33 AM
Thanks Taffeta. I’ll probably give the first episode a chance and see if it holds my interest enough continue watching.

I just saw Amazon.com had listed a limited edition box set of the new Fruits Basket for preorder that includes the first 13 episodes. I hope this means that a general release set will be released also.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 20, 2019, 12:45:25 AM
Does anyone own the Region 1 Yona of the Dawn DVD/Blu Ray sets? Yona quickly became one of my favorite animes/mangas. :lovey: I can watch the anime episodes on Hulu but would like to own a set so I could watch them without Hulu. I looked at my options and I can either buy the episodes from US iTunes or get the Blu Ray/DVD set. The cost would be about equal either way  but I don’t own a Blu Ray player. I found confusing  info on whether the Yona sets are Blu Ray only or include DVDs also.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 20, 2019, 03:35:10 AM
Does anyone own the Region 1 Yona of the Dawn DVD/Blu Ray sets? Yona quickly became one of my favorite animes/mangas. :lovey: I can watch the anime episodes on Hulu but would like to own a set so I could watch them without Hulu. I looked at my options and I can either buy the episodes from US iTunes or get the Blu Ray/DVD set. The cost would be about equal either way  but I don’t own a Blu Ray player. I found confusing  info on whether the Yona sets are Blu Ray only or include DVDs also.

Ponyfan

If it's a Blu-ray/DVD set, it should have both the Blu-ray and DVD.  It looks like the Blu-ray/DVD sets come in parts 1 &2.  If it is the complete set on Blu-ray, it will only have the Blu-ray discs.  (Here's a link to the RightStuf page so you can see the difference.)

https://www.rightstufanime.com/category/Blu~ray?keywords=yona%20of%20the%20dawn
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 20, 2019, 06:25:05 PM
Does anyone own the Region 1 Yona of the Dawn DVD/Blu Ray sets? Yona quickly became one of my favorite animes/mangas. :lovey: I can watch the anime episodes on Hulu but would like to own a set so I could watch them without Hulu. I looked at my options and I can either buy the episodes from US iTunes or get the Blu Ray/DVD set. The cost would be about equal either way  but I don’t own a Blu Ray player. I found confusing  info on whether the Yona sets are Blu Ray only or include DVDs also.

Ponyfan

If it's a Blu-ray/DVD set, it should have both the Blu-ray and DVD.  It looks like the Blu-ray/DVD sets come in parts 1 &2.  If it is the complete set on Blu-ray, it will only have the Blu-ray discs.  (Here's a link to the RightStuf page so you can see the difference.)

https://www.rightstufanime.com/category/Blu~ray?keywords=yona%20of%20the%20dawn


Thanks Pokeyonekenoboe. :) Seeing them side by side helps a lot. I think I was getting confused because the 2 season sets come with DVDs but The Complete Series on Blu-ray does not.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2019, 07:09:51 PM
Does anyone own the Region 1 Yona of the Dawn DVD/Blu Ray sets? Yona quickly became one of my favorite animes/mangas. :lovey: I can watch the anime episodes on Hulu but would like to own a set so I could watch them without Hulu. I looked at my options and I can either buy the episodes from US iTunes or get the Blu Ray/DVD set. The cost would be about equal either way  but I don’t own a Blu Ray player. I found confusing  info on whether the Yona sets are Blu Ray only or include DVDs also.

Ponyfan

If it's a Blu-ray/DVD set, it should have both the Blu-ray and DVD.  It looks like the Blu-ray/DVD sets come in parts 1 &2.  If it is the complete set on Blu-ray, it will only have the Blu-ray discs.  (Here's a link to the RightStuf page so you can see the difference.)

https://www.rightstufanime.com/category/Blu~ray?keywords=yona%20of%20the%20dawn


Thanks Pokeyonekenoboe. :) Seeing them side by side helps a lot. I think I was getting confused because the 2 season sets come with DVDs but The Complete Series on Blu-ray does not.

Ponyfan

I didn't even know the US had it on DVD! So not fair. I had to get mine from Japan *grrrrrrrr* US would have been cheaper.
>.>
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 21, 2019, 07:21:38 PM
Does anyone own the Region 1 Yona of the Dawn DVD/Blu Ray sets? Yona quickly became one of my favorite animes/mangas. :lovey: I can watch the anime episodes on Hulu but would like to own a set so I could watch them without Hulu. I looked at my options and I can either buy the episodes from US iTunes or get the Blu Ray/DVD set. The cost would be about equal either way  but I don’t own a Blu Ray player. I found confusing  info on whether the Yona sets are Blu Ray only or include DVDs also.

Ponyfan

If it's a Blu-ray/DVD set, it should have both the Blu-ray and DVD.  It looks like the Blu-ray/DVD sets come in parts 1 &2.  If it is the complete set on Blu-ray, it will only have the Blu-ray discs.  (Here's a link to the RightStuf page so you can see the difference.)

https://www.rightstufanime.com/category/Blu~ray?keywords=yona%20of%20the%20dawn


Thanks Pokeyonekenoboe. :) Seeing them side by side helps a lot. I think I was getting confused because the 2 season sets come with DVDs but The Complete Series on Blu-ray does not.

Ponyfan

I didn't even know the US had it on DVD! So not fair. I had to get mine from Japan *grrrrrrrr* US would have been cheaper.
>.>


I only found out that the US had it on DVD recently. I don't remember seeing it for sale in stores and it looks like it was released a couple of years ago.


I'm starting to rewatch Sailor Moon Crystal.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on August 22, 2019, 03:28:49 PM
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Has anyone else seen it?

Me. It's the only one on Crunchyroll that has my attention this season, besides Boruto and occasionally gegege no kitaro - but that one has been around a looong time.

I think its very good but I wouldn't say it's the greatest anime ever.
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Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2019, 03:54:21 PM
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Has anyone else seen it?

Me. It's the only one on Crunchyroll that has my attention this season, besides Boruto and occasionally gegege no kitaro - but that one has been around a looong time.

I think its very good but I wouldn't say it's the greatest anime ever.

Yeah, thats how I feel too. SOmeone on the other forum commented that the character development is kind of not there or late when it does happen, and I can see that, like the writer would rather invest in action than character reflection, but that aside, the only issue I really have is nezuko being hypnotised. It's not hugely original but it's watchable and enjoyable and really pretty in terms of animation quality.

His sidekicks are really annoying though. Hope they get less so, since I've basically decided to see it through to the season end at least and they both irritate me.

Nezuko still best character.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 22, 2019, 05:14:46 PM
I forgot to post last week's package in here so now I have two packages to show off in this post as I got another a couple days ago...

Okay, so last week's package! I got these on the 15th.

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This week's package, from two days ago:

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 22, 2019, 07:04:19 PM
Great new items Beatles. :) 

I saw a new anime movie for sale last week called Penguin Highway. It doesn't look very interesting based on the synopsis but I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about it?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2019, 08:45:08 PM


Di Gi Charat ceramic tumblers with art of the kittens Sa, Shi, Su, Se, and So on them. Extremely relieved that these arrived entirely in tact with no damage at all.

Wait, are they teaching hiragana by kitten or something? O.o.

@Ponyfan, not familiar with that one at all :(

Been watching Yakusoku no Neverland this week.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 22, 2019, 11:12:48 PM
Great new items Beatles. :) 

I saw a new anime movie for sale last week called Penguin Highway. It doesn't look very interesting based on the synopsis but I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about it?


Ponyfan

I bought that one and watched it.  It's...okay.  Not my favorite but not the worst one I've seen either.  Basically this 4th grade genius has a crush on the lady at his dentist's office that teaches him chess.  Penguins randomly show up so he and a friend are trying to figure out where they came from.  A girl at his school likes him and shows him a secret anomaly that she's studying, which prompts the bully who likes her to pick on the smart kid.  Eventually they find out what is causing the penguins to show up and how they're connected to the anomaly the girl found and the lady at the dentist's office.  It has some funny bits but I would put it closer to a young adult level as opposed to a kid's level due to conversations about boobs and the bullying that happens.  :penguin:
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on August 23, 2019, 02:21:29 AM
Thanks Pokeyonekenobie.  I think I'll skip Penguin Highway.


 Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on August 25, 2019, 01:19:57 PM
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His sidekicks are really annoying though. Hope they get less so, since I've basically decided to see it through to the season end at least and they both irritate me.

They are anoying but I like the wimpy guy. The boar guy is just weird but they balance each other out.
The girl demon slayer is different since she isn't physicaly that strong.
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Post by: Taffeta on August 25, 2019, 01:21:42 PM
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His sidekicks are really annoying though. Hope they get less so, since I've basically decided to see it through to the season end at least and they both irritate me.

They are anoying but I like the wimpy guy. The boar guy is just weird but they balance each other out.
The girl demon slayer is different since she isn't physicaly that strong.
The wimpy guy would warm on me better if he stopped hitting on every female, stopped harassing Nezuko, and stopped ruining Shimano Hiro's voice with his wailing xD.

Basically when he's unconscious, I like him. Otherwise...XD.
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 25, 2019, 02:54:58 PM
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His sidekicks are really annoying though. Hope they get less so, since I've basically decided to see it through to the season end at least and they both irritate me.

They are anoying but I like the wimpy guy. The boar guy is just weird but they balance each other out.
The girl demon slayer is different since she isn't physicaly that strong.
The wimpy guy would warm on me better if he stopped hitting on every female, stopped harassing Nezuko, and stopped ruining Shimano Hiro's voice with his wailing xD.

Basically when he's unconscious, I like him. Otherwise...XD.

Out of the roles I’ve heard Shimano Hiro voice Zenitsu is the one I didn’t like although it would probably be better if he didn’t scream most of his lines.

Zeno is still my favorite character voiced by Shimano Hiro. :D

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on August 26, 2019, 03:19:43 PM
So yea, I'm watching Neo Angelique Abyss...

I finished episode 5 last night. And thanks Taff for sending me weird YouTube link; stop it voice actors, I don't need to see you IRL dancing and singing and posing.(go back behind the curtain please)

And Hyuuga, put your shirt back on. There are literally sparkles around him in the last episode with his shirt off...(hehe). Why am I watching this, is both good and silly at the same time (LOL!!!) Can someone get the cat in this series some medical attention, the meow is terrible!!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 26, 2019, 05:47:13 PM
I am always here to corrupt you guys with seiyuu spam :D
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Post by: KarentheUnicorn on August 26, 2019, 10:09:57 PM
I am always here to corrupt you guys with seiyuu spam :D


DangitTAFF!!! Beloved Angel Angelique...what the frizz...

Clavis you moody boy...hum, apparently I have a thing for the quite moody ones.
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Post by: Taffeta on August 26, 2019, 10:21:03 PM
I am always here to corrupt you guys with seiyuu spam :D


DangitTAFF!!! Beloved Angel Angelique...what the frizz...

Clavis you moody boy...hum, apparently I have a thing for the quite moody ones.


I should have known you'd start Snape-ing him xD.

I'm not sure the second season is there though, or at least, not all of it. Which is a shame, because there's Francis and his unnatural fear of rabbits.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 05, 2019, 10:19:45 PM
There's finally a place holder on Hulu for the 2019 Fruits Basket. :cheer: I hope this means they will get the episodes soon.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 05, 2019, 10:37:31 PM
There's finally a place holder on Hulu for the 2019 Fruits Basket. :cheer: I hope this means they will get the episodes soon.



Ponyfan

Yay!! Maybe when the first season ends?
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 06, 2019, 01:57:13 PM
There's finally a place holder on Hulu for the 2019 Fruits Basket. :cheer: I hope this means they will get the episodes soon.



Ponyfan

Yay!! Maybe when the first season ends?


That's what I'm thinking too. :) I was really surprised to see the place holder as there hasn't been any indication that they would get the new series before. I'm guessing their contract with Funimation is to stream the new Fruits Baskets after season 1 ends.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 06, 2019, 02:41:03 PM
The DVD of the first part of the new Fruits Basket is out in November so it makes sense for it to be on streaming platforms sometime soon as well.


Rightstufanime.com is having a massive weekend sale right now.  If you narrow it down to DVDs & Blu-Rays and hide the live action (and adult) stuff there are 372 items on sale between $0.25 and $7.00.  For example you can get the complete collection of Michel (which is a kid's show that reminded me of Pokemon and Digimon) for $1.  There are a lot of random DVD volumes but I guess if you're looking for that one or two to finish off a set it might be worth it. 

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 06, 2019, 05:47:46 PM
The DVD of the first part of the new Fruits Basket is out in November so it makes sense for it to be on streaming platforms sometime soon as well.



Well Furuba is already on Funimation and CR which is probably why Hulu is having to wait a while. I don't have Hulu and am not sure if the UK has it, but that would make sense...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on September 08, 2019, 03:41:23 AM
I recommended this show a few months back but I just wanted to drop in an say that the Mo Dao Zu Shi donghua is now available to watch with English subs on Youtube from Tencent! <3 Also if anyone wants to check out the live action drama version, The Untamed (which is phenomenal, btw...I literally don't think they could have done a better job; the casting is perfect) it's also up there in sub!

It honestly makes me so happy that the Chinese film companies responsible for MDZS/Untamed are trying to make their stuff more accessible to international audiences. I know they've been having a lot of issues with piracy, and hopefully this has helped them combat it. I'll gladly watch the 1-3 minutes of ads per episode in order to support the official sources and get to watch the full HD episodes <3
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2019, 10:15:51 AM
I keep hearing about the above but there weren't any legal options to watch it and I don't do the other type of viewing. I may check it out sometime.

Furuba is getting to a certain point in the story at last. 2 eps to go for season 1.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on September 08, 2019, 06:38:20 PM
I keep hearing about the above but there weren't any legal options to watch it and I don't do the other type of viewing. I may check it out sometime.

Ooh you definitely should, it's so good! I watched it on their official streaming website unsubbed before. It was kinda awkward cause I had the translations written down on a page and just...read them in time with the scenes. I was a huge fan of the novel okay I wanted to watch it ASAP even if it was difficult ;u;

It's nice to not have to jump through that many hoops to watch it now >u<
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2019, 07:04:50 PM
I keep hearing about the above but there weren't any legal options to watch it and I don't do the other type of viewing. I may check it out sometime.

Ooh you definitely should, it's so good! I watched it on their official streaming website unsubbed before. It was kinda awkward cause I had the translations written down on a page and just...read them in time with the scenes. I was a huge fan of the novel okay I wanted to watch it ASAP even if it was difficult ;u;

It's nice to not have to jump through that many hoops to watch it now >u<

Yeah, the frustration I have with series in Korean or Chinese is having to find a decent sub, since I can't understand it *grr*. I have one or two Mandarin dramas and maybe one Korean drama on DVD with passable but not perfect English subs and I've watched one or two on Netflix with better but still awkward subs and I feel like maybe learning Japanese ruined me because I've become so fussy...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 08, 2019, 08:31:05 PM
I've gotten more used to subs although there are still times when I prefer the dub. I would have never seriously considered trying subbed anime if I hadn't gotten in to Yona as there's a couple of  Yona episodes that only have subbed versions. I still feel like I miss a few things in subbed anime vs dubs since I'm having to read and watch at the same but not nearly as much as I thought I'd miss. I've found myself rewatching some scenes from Yona in Japanese to compare the sub to the dub. I am very impressed how close the Yona dub is to the Japanese subtitles. :D Sometimes the English dialogue only varies by a word or two when I compare it to the subtitled Japanese.

I've also learned that a fantastic voice actor can still make me feel connected to a character even if I have to read the subs to understand the words.


Furuba is getting to a certain point in the story at last. 2 eps to go for season 1.


:D This makes me even more impatient for the new episodes to arrive on Hulu.

Ponyfan




Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on September 08, 2019, 08:38:14 PM
Yeah, the frustration I have with series in Korean or Chinese is having to find a decent sub, since I can't understand it *grr*. I have one or two Mandarin dramas and maybe one Korean drama on DVD with passable but not perfect English subs and I've watched one or two on Netflix with better but still awkward subs and I feel like maybe learning Japanese ruined me because I've become so fussy...

Saaaame. I know conversational Japanese (I still get hung up on some uncommon words that don't get used much though) so I don't really need subs anymore for most things, they're more of a helper for difficult scenes. But I was completely lost when it came to Mandarin since I'd never watched any Chinese shows before MDZS ;u; I'm actually picking up phrases pretty fast though, I was surprised about that. It took me a loooooong time to learn Japanese >.<;

Post Merge: September 09, 2019, 12:36:06 PM

Sorry for double-posting, but I just wanted to update that Tencent has also started subbing and posting MDZS's second season on Youtube as well! I'm so excited, I've been waiting to watch it until I could properly enjoy it with subs <3
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on September 09, 2019, 01:07:33 PM
Does this show you are talking about have two guys in traditional chinese clothing, one in red/black and the other in blue/white? I see their images on a lot of stuff on Taobao but I have no idea who they are..other then it seems to be a BL thing according to the artwork I have seen. And google trandlate doesnt work so well for chinese, according to them - I take the LOVE BUS to work  :blink:
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on September 09, 2019, 01:39:25 PM
Does this show you are talking about have two guys in traditional chinese clothing, one in red/black and the other in blue/white? I see their images on a lot of stuff on Taobao but I have no idea who they are..other then it seems to be a BL thing according to the artwork I have seen. And google trandlate doesnt work so well for chinese, according to them - I take the LOVE BUS to work  :blink:

Yup, that's them! The one in red and black is the main character, Wei WuXian, and the one in blue and white is the other main, Lan WangJi. The show is based off a BL novel where they are a couple, but due to the Chinese censorship laws, they really don't have much of that in the animated show or the live action drama. It's mostly converted into bromance there.

Omg Love Bus....that's beautiful.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on September 09, 2019, 02:08:03 PM
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 Apparently they are quite popular...

The translations are even worse when it comes to menus. I get stuff like spoiled week old cabbage ( i think that one was for Kimchi), broken husband (no idea what that was supposed to be), fermenting milk for yogurt...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 09, 2019, 02:29:37 PM
I've been watching My Hero Academia since the 2nd part of season 3 made it to DVD this last week.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on September 09, 2019, 02:46:41 PM
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 Apparently they are quite popular...

The translations are even worse when it comes to menus. I get stuff like spoiled week old cabbage ( i think that one was for Kimchi), broken husband (no idea what that was supposed to be), fermenting milk for yogurt...

Oh! Those two are actually not WuXian and WangJi, but are in fact from another BL novel by the same author as MDZS. It's called 'Heaven Official's Blessing', or Tian Guan Ci Fu. The one in red is Hua Cheng, and the one in white is Xie Lian <3 Hua Cheng is 'demon' king and Xie Lian is a fallen god, but like...Hua Cheng is such a gentle character (at least to Xie Lian), total trope dodge for the whole demon king love interest thing. They are the sweetest, fluffiest couple you'll ever see and I adore them so much.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 09, 2019, 03:08:59 PM
Apparently anime and manga are gateway drugs to other stuff. I'm watching drama tv programs I've started watching on netflix: I think they're from china.

Well intended Love I think is the first one name, just finished all the episodes for that, but is a drama of a business man and a actress. It's like American soap opera on crack, but sooo much better for some reason.

Then I've just started watching another, don't remember the name of this one, but it's set in the past/fictional. The lady is a demon snake and apparently if demons live long enough they can obtain a human body. And she goes to the human world and meets a nice doctor and falls in love with him. It's another sort of soap opera drama type show but it's more magic and a bit silly. The thing I love about it, everything is so pretty.

There are a couple other I have saved but American TV has gotten so darn boring and even though I have to read subtitles, these are way more interesting to me than the some of the junk here.

Seriously, I haven't yelled at the characters on in these shows once for being stupid like I do when watching walking dead.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Galactica on September 09, 2019, 05:23:39 PM
I've been watching "Carol and Tuesday" on Netflix-  it is really good and the singing is really good!

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 09, 2019, 07:14:55 PM
Japan is trying to kill me, this isn't technically Anime, but then again it sort of is as it's fricking drawings that talk, it just happens to be in a game. I just started playing - has anyone ever heard of or is also playing the mobile game called, Mr. love, Queen's choice, not sure what it's called in japan, I think something like Love and Producer. Well, in the english version you can actually choose either language to listen to.

But this game, I'm almost embarrassed to play this thing but these boys are way to pretty. I just can't even...

Victor (you are so mean...but so pretty)
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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 09, 2019, 07:25:57 PM
Uni - this is a slippery slope.

From - a girl with a shelf full of Japanese PSP games, Japanese anime and drama DVDs and live events.

I've heard a lot of things about Carole and Tuesday. Not sure if it's on Netflix here though. I don't think I've seen it there.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 09, 2019, 07:53:30 PM
Uni - this is a slippery slope.

hill...slippery...falling....hard

the boys text and call the protagonist in game. It's funny...they're voices are lovely although I want to hit Victor over the head with a frying pan sometimes.

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 09, 2019, 08:13:18 PM
I added Carol and Tuesday to my watchlist.  I’ve bern trying to find that baseball anime Diamond No Ace? but haven’t found it on either Netflix or Hulu yet.


I play a mobile game called Love  Nikki Dress Up Queen that definitely looks anime inspired but I’m not sure what series it’s supposed to be based on.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 09, 2019, 08:14:51 PM
I’ve bern trying to find that baseball anime Diamond No Ace? but haven’t found it on either Netflix or Hulu yet.


I think it's only on Crunchyroll.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 09, 2019, 08:24:19 PM




I’ve bern trying to find that baseball anime Diamond No Ace? but haven’t found it on either Netflix or Hulu yet.


I think it's only on Crunchyroll.


Thanks Taffeta. :) 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 09, 2019, 09:00:31 PM
I added Carol and Tuesday to my watchlist.  I’ve bern trying to find that baseball anime Diamond No Ace? but haven’t found it on either Netflix or Hulu yet.


I play a mobile game called Love  Nikki Dress Up Queen that definitely looks anime inspired but I’m not sure what series it’s supposed to be based on.

Ponyfan

Yes the love Nikki game is the one I used to play and I think the same company makes this one I think or at least it seems like it due to the setiup of the levels and other little things that are familar. You'd be able to play Mr. Love and pick it up pretty easy. It's got the same sort of setup, just different theme and a few different features. I used to love the Nikki dress up game, but my game just disappeared one day and the cloud wouldn't restore it, etc.

I actually like Mr. Love a lot better, since it's sort of more story driven than the Nikki game, the plot of the story is cool and the voice acting is amazing. I'm curious to see how each character plays out.

One of the guy characters, Lucian (he's the dark headed guy in the group picture on the bottom right). he's a scientist and he's very nice to the main character in the story but for some reason the main character is always 'wary' of him. There is a whole background plot going on with the 'superpowers' each guy has. I'm not sure what his is yet, etc. But he comes across as really 'nice' but somehow it feels weird, almost forced/creepy.

Victor, the CEO guy (bottom left), he's a jerk so far, I mean, conversations with him piss me off so much...but he's so pretty I can't resist. He's like a awesome cat you want to pet but you know it's got a pissy attitude and you'll probably get scratched.

The two 'nice' guys are Kito or Kiro (can't remember how to spell it right now, he's the blond), he's a singer/actor. He's the first of the 4 you meet in the game and he's so sweet, like a big puppy. And then there is Gavin...he's nice and the main character apparently knew him in high school.

There seem to be some hints that she actually knew Victor and Lucian when she was a young child but I haven't yet figured out for sure if it's both or one or maybe even all of them, etc.

Post Merge: September 10, 2019, 05:37:02 AM

Wow, theyre apparently making the game into an anime...hope the link works.

https://youtu.be/Za1L2g_oanQ (https://youtu.be/Za1L2g_oanQ)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on September 10, 2019, 06:30:29 AM
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Oh! Those two are actually not WuXian and WangJi, but are in fact from another BL novel by the same author as MDZS. It's called 'Heaven Official's Blessing', or Tian Guan Ci Fu. The one in red is Hua Cheng, and the one in white is Xie Lian <3 Hua Cheng is 'demon' king and Xie Lian is a fallen god, but like...Hua Cheng is such a gentle character (at least to Xie Lian), total trope dodge for the whole demon king love interest thing. They are the sweetest, fluffiest couple you'll ever see and I adore them so much.

AH ok. These are the two that I see everytime I am searching on Taobao for anime stuff - but I could never find out who they are or what they are from.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 10, 2019, 06:13:53 PM
nooooooooooo...someone save me!!!! Why must you torture me Japan? WHY???


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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 10, 2019, 07:25:11 PM
I added Carol and Tuesday to my watchlist.  I’ve bern trying to find that baseball anime Diamond No Ace? but haven’t found it on either Netflix or Hulu yet.


I play a mobile game called Love  Nikki Dress Up Queen that definitely looks anime inspired but I’m not sure what series it’s supposed to be based on.

Ponyfan

Yes the love Nikki game is the one I used to play and I think the same company makes this one I think or at least it seems like it due to the setiup of the levels and other little things that are familar. You'd be able to play Mr. Love and pick it up pretty easy. It's got the same sort of setup, just different theme and a few different features. I used to love the Nikki dress up game, but my game just disappeared one day and the cloud wouldn't restore it, etc.

I actually like Mr. Love a lot better, since it's sort of more story driven than the Nikki game, the plot of the story is cool and the voice acting is amazing. I'm curious to see how each character plays out.

One of the guy characters, Lucian (he's the dark headed guy in the group picture on the bottom right). he's a scientist and he's very nice to the main character in the story but for some reason the main character is always 'wary' of him. There is a whole background plot going on with the 'superpowers' each guy has. I'm not sure what his is yet, etc. But he comes across as really 'nice' but somehow it feels weird, almost forced/creepy.

Victor, the CEO guy (bottom left), he's a jerk so far, I mean, conversations with him piss me off so much...but he's so pretty I can't resist. He's like a awesome cat you want to pet but you know it's got a pissy attitude and you'll probably get scratched.

The two 'nice' guys are Kito or Kiro (can't remember how to spell it right now, he's the blond), he's a singer/actor. He's the first of the 4 you meet in the game and he's so sweet, like a big puppy. And then there is Gavin...he's nice and the main character apparently knew him in high school.

There seem to be some hints that she actually knew Victor and Lucian when she was a young child but I haven't yet figured out for sure if it's both or one or maybe even all of them, etc.

Post Merge: September 10, 2019, 05:37:02 AM

Wow, theyre apparently making the game into an anime...hope the link works.

https://youtu.be/Za1L2g_oanQ (https://youtu.be/Za1L2g_oanQ)

Interesting. :D I think I recognize at least one of the VAs but I can't be sure as all cast is in Japanese characters.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 10, 2019, 07:39:38 PM

Interesting. :D I think I recognize at least one of the VAs but I can't be sure as all cast is in Japanese characters.


Ponyfan

I think in the game the voice actors are listed online, goes to check who the voice actors are:

Lucien is English: Bill Rogers
Japanese: Daisuke Hirakawa

Gavin is English: Joe Zieja
Japanese: Yūki Ono

Victor is English: Benjamin Diskin
Japanese: Tomokazu Sugita

Kiro is English: Sean Chiplock
Japanese: Tetsuya Kakihara
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 10, 2019, 08:50:20 PM

Interesting. :D I think I recognize at least one of the VAs but I can't be sure as all cast is in Japanese characters.


Ponyfan

I think in the game the voice actors are listed online, goes to check who the voice actors are:

Lucien is English: Bill Rogers
Japanese: Daisuke Hirakawa

Gavin is English: Joe Zieja
Japanese: Yūki Ono

Victor is English: Benjamin Diskin
Japanese: Tomokazu Sugita

Kiro is English: Sean Chiplock
Japanese: Tetsuya Kakihara

Thanks. I  was mixing a couple of them up with other VAs. I don’t recognize any of their names.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 10, 2019, 09:40:02 PM

Thanks. I  was mixing a couple of them up with other VAs. I don’t recognize any of their names.

I'm pretty terrible on voice actors and who plays who in anything. There are only a couple that I can remember right off without really thinking about it. I remember the english voice actor for Sebastian from black butler and the man that is the voice of Optimus Prime.

That's pretty much it, even ponies...I got nothing.

Post Merge: September 11, 2019, 04:23:55 PM

You know you've won when the Anime CEO man takes out his black card.
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(incidentally the character you play in the game doesn't let him pay, hahahahahah, that's right Victor, your money can't buy me you big jerk)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 11, 2019, 04:44:04 PM
Has anyone heard the rumours that Ash Ketchum, and Pikachu are leaving the Pokemon anime franchise? Do you think he will win the Aloha League.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 11, 2019, 05:26:48 PM
I know 3/4 of those voice artists but am not sure what I can give you as comparisons. I feel like one of them might be involved in Sailor Moon stuff but may be wrong. Uni, if you ever get further into NeoAngelique, Bernard is voiced by Hirakawa Daisuke. And also, in Koisuru Tenshi Angelique, Sugita Tomokazu was Francis (the one who faints at rabbits.) If that matters at all.

I really need to get my PSP working again. Making me want to dig out my games.

Also I have a research plan to write and an application to submit but you know, whatever.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 11, 2019, 06:42:59 PM

Also I have a research plan to write and an application to submit but you know, whatever.

meh, I have so much work to do it's not funny...but dangit, why do they have to drop pretty SSR cards in my face...I don't even have an ssr card yet in the game...pouts...

soooo...preeetttyyyyyyyyyy

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 11, 2019, 09:18:46 PM
I started playing the Mr. Love game.

There’s a rumor that the US will soon get a release date for Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Part 2. Viz posted a tribute to Ami/Sailor Mercury for her birthday and they used a clip from an episode that’s in the 2nd part of Stars.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on September 11, 2019, 09:59:44 PM
I started playing the Mr. Love game.



muwhhahhaha...come over to the dark side.

Curious, what cards have you gotten so far ;)

I have yet to get a SSR card, and I still haven't really seen where I'm using many of the N or NH cards anymore :/ They're just random characters and people in the game.

What I have so far:

Lucien: SR Cards
 Fireflies
Midnight Beacon

Lucien: R Cards
 Indelible Taste
Archive
Destined
 Read you like a book

Kiro:SR Cards
Sweet Dreams
Albatross

Kiro:R Cards
Pretender
Your Existence
Woofderland
Perfect Figure
Custom Made


Victor: SR cards
Anticipation

Victor:R Cards
A Beautiful mind
Special Assignment
Heartstring
Taste
Unbridled Passion
Reluctance


Gavin: SR Cards
Star Kiss

Gavin: R Cards
Investigate
Warming Up
Rock Hard Play Hard
Whetstone



Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 11, 2019, 10:33:37 PM
I will have to check the cards as I don't have very many yet.

I noticed Funimation has also set a release date for My Roommate is a Cat.

@Taffeta I think it's a series that you recommended? I remember looking for it and not finding it.

I also finally watched Mirai

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Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 12, 2019, 03:54:04 PM
Yeah, "My Roommate is a Cat" is very cute and funny :) The cat has attitude ;)
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 13, 2019, 02:28:14 AM
Yeah, "My Roommate is a Cat" is very cute and funny :) The cat has attitude ;)


:D

I hope  the "My Roommate is a Cat" release is  DVD/Blu Ray combo pack so I can watch it. I don't own a Blu Ray player.

I went to a store called Dragon Home today and was surprised that they a lot of anime things including a plush Totoro and Catbus and  a nice sized Your Name flag/poster with Taki and Mitsuha.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on September 13, 2019, 01:24:19 PM
ponyfan - check your PMs
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 14, 2019, 10:54:03 PM
The first half of the new Fruit Baskets is on Hulu :cheer: I watched the first 2 episodes and I already love the new series. :lovey:

The only criticism I have so far is I wish Yuki and Shigure wouldn't talk over each other at times. It's hard to hear both of their lines when they're talking at the same time.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 15, 2019, 08:31:38 AM
Yeah the talking over is a pain...is it also in the English or are you watching subbed? But it doesn't continue into later eps.

The last episode to air on Friday was THAT episode. One more ep till season 1 ends. Hope there isn't a long break. People are saying a total of 62 or 63 episodes.

Ponyfan I know I still owe you a PM...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 16, 2019, 02:31:13 AM
Yeah the talking over is a pain...is it also in the English or are you watching subbed? But it doesn't continue into later eps.

The last episode to air on Friday was THAT episode. One more ep till season 1 ends. Hope there isn't a long break. People are saying a total of 62 or 63 episodes.

Ponyfan I know I still owe you a PM...


I'm watching the dubbed episodes. :) Hulu has a lot subbed anime but  they only have the dubbed episodes for the new Fruits Basket.  I'm glad that Yuki and Shigure don't continue to talk over each other in the later episodes. I have to get used to Tohru calling Yuki "Sohma" instead of Yuki.

Yuki seems more deeply troubled in the new anime.

I'm happy that that episode made it in to the first season.

Wow 62 episodes? That's a lot more than I was thinking there would be.

No worries Taffeta. :) I know real life can get pretty busy.   




 

Ponyfan

Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on September 17, 2019, 12:42:42 PM
Not going to spoil too much since I don't know if anyone else is watching currently, but the most recent two episodes of the MDZS donghua have been...odd. I can understand their need to change things for it to stand out as an adaption, but what I do find to be very strange is the way they changed it. The plot almost seemed to like...derail? Also it seems they were trying to give Wen Ning (Wei WuXian's undead best bud) more of a role but they didn't really succeed, and it just felt like a failed attempt to replace Lan WangJi's role in the scene. In addition to that, they've cut out like three or four funny scenes in these recent episodes, which is kind of a shame because it takes some if the levity out of it. Wei WuXian's supposed to be a cheerful, goofy character, and he's almost being turned into a more serious, jaded character without any of the humor to balance him out.

I'm not sure how to feel about it all to be honest. I'll reserve judgment until I see how it plays out I guess?
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 18, 2019, 01:11:52 AM
Oh geez, I keep forgetting to keep this thread updated with my purchases!

Gonna try to catch up here. This is... three packages....

First package - 8/27

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Second package - 9/7

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Third package - 9/14

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Oh, and I guess this sort of counts too, since I spent money for it. I've begun supporting Koge-Donbo* on Pixiv Fanbox! It's kind of like Patreon in that you pay a certain amount every month and you get perks out of it. She puts out physical magazines and merchandise through it so I figured it'd be worth doing it for that (and to see exclusive artwork she posts there). Signed up on a package forwarding service so I can the physical stuff! Very excited about that!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 21, 2019, 09:33:27 PM
Season 1 of Furuba remake is finished. At the very end it said that season 2 would be in 2020 sometime, so we hope for another spring release and not a later one :/

The last ep tied up a few things from the week before, it was nicely done. But dammit...

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 21, 2019, 09:47:48 PM
2020 anime line up for me is

Attack on Titan Season 4 (last in the series)
Fruits Basket Season 2
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 21, 2019, 10:54:07 PM
Season 1 of Furuba remake is finished. At the very end it said that season 2 would be in 2020 sometime, so we hope for another spring release and not a later one :/

The last ep tied up a few things from the week before, it was nicely done. But dammit...

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I'm still working my way through the first 13 episodes of the new Fruits Baskets and I'm already not looking forward to a such a long hiatus until new episodes air. 

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I'm up to episode 6 of the new series. :D


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 22, 2019, 06:26:34 PM
I think so, but that is in keeping with the point the old anime reached as well...

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 22, 2019, 08:18:34 PM
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Ponyfan
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on September 23, 2019, 02:05:59 PM
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    Oh! Those two are actually not WuXian and WangJi, but are in fact from another BL novel by the same author as MDZS. It's called 'Heaven Official's Blessing', or Tian Guan Ci Fu. The one in red is Hua Cheng, and the one in white is Xie Lian <3 Hua Cheng is 'demon' king and Xie Lian is a fallen god, but like...Hua Cheng is such a gentle character (at least to Xie Lian), total trope dodge for the whole demon king love interest thing. They are the sweetest, fluffiest couple you'll ever see and I adore them so much.


AH ok. These are the two that I see everytime I am searching on Taobao for anime stuff - but I could never find out who they are or what they are from.

I found a site that had some of this translated but it only goes up to where demon man jumps into a bottomless pit and then catches the god after he was tossed in, or fell in? Not sure how accurately it is translated though...
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Koudoawaia on September 23, 2019, 06:14:20 PM
Recently watched the 2003 Full Metal Alchemist on Netflix. We thought Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood was a continuation until we saw that the release year was 2010 or something like that and that the episode plots sounded like what we had just finished watching. I had never watched it before and really enjoyed it. Watching Naruto with my husband right now which is another one I never watched while it was airing. I find Naruto's voice to be abrasive sometimes but it's pretty good so far.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 24, 2019, 03:56:45 PM
I’m thinking about starting Diamond no Ace and I know I will be rewatching Yona at some point. :D

I also noticed that Amazon has a release date for a reissue of the Yona anime set but the details don’t say whether it also includes DVDs.  I did some checking and the reissued Yona set only includes Blu Ray discs. 

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on September 26, 2019, 09:41:17 PM
If you watch DnA, even if you hate it, I can hopefully have intelligent conversations about it with someone who understands it's a story and not real...

Don't ask.

On another note recently finished watching both Given (I want to really like it but it feels like something is just missing somewhere. ..I liked it but it didn't snare me) Promised Neverland... (it's dark but I feel like it's really well written story and character wise) and caught up with Kimetsu no Yaiba (still waiting for something brilliant to happen. I guess it just reminds me too much of Bleach).
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on September 27, 2019, 02:17:15 PM
If you watch DnA, even if you hate it, I can hopefully have intelligent conversations about it with someone who understands it's a story and not real...

Don't ask.


I love having in depth conversations about anime. :D  I’ll probably give Diamond no Ace a try.

I rewatched Your Name last night. It still holds up for me as one of my absolute favorite anime movies. :D I convinced a non anime person to watch it with me as I feel it’s an excellent film that people that aren’t usually in to anime can enjoy but the person I was watching with said that they found parts of the plot confusing. They also said maybe they need to watch it a 2nd time because they might have missed something.


Yona has officially joined my anime on DVD collection. :D

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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 27, 2019, 10:26:45 PM
So I actually got this stuff like a week ago and then forgot to post it here. This is the final weekly Koge-Donbo* haul. I'm still buying things, just trying to buy less so that I'm able to make it a monthly thing rather than weekly. Having a package I have to sign for every week is tough. Also the rate I was buying before was making it hard to find room for everything. :P

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First we have the entirety of the Doki Doki! Tama-tan manga series. Unfortunately this series never got an official English translation. Some fans began translating it years ago but I think it's been abandoned. These copies here seemed to have been at a library before, judging by the stickers on the spines and the text stamped on top of the pages.

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Here we have the first Gamers Guardian Fairies novel, Minifuea: Sapphire's Letter (I'm assuming Minifuea is combining the words "mini" and "fairy" together?). Even though Koge-Donbo* herself didn't make GGF and never drew any artwork for it, I still collect its merch as it is a Di Gi Charat spin-off.

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The second GGF novel, Minifuea: Pearl's Tiara. This one came with a Drama CD, called Shinju's Best Magic. I find it odd they refer to Shinju as Shinju with the drama CD title, and then translate her name to Pearl for the novel's title.

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See The Sea, a doujinshi put out by Koge-Donbo* in 1993. This book is a collection of a few shorter manga stories (some seem to be ongoing ones which were spread out across several doujinshis). I love this book's cover artwork a lot!

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baby eyes, another doujinshi of hers, this one from 1994. This one's cover art is beautiful too. I love the silver of the girl's hair with the red and gold of the flowers and her bracelets.

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Musou Hibiki Campanella, a more recent doujinshi by her (by recent, I mean it's 11 years old :P). Not sure if the romaji is correct, that's just what Google Translate gave me. This is a short art book that primarily contains art of Pavane for a Dead Girl's characters, but it's also got a piece of art for Kamichama Karin as well. I like the cover art this book has a lot too. Super frilly, kind of wish I could wear it myself! :lovey:

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Final doujinshi in this update, Magi Magical ga Aru☆R. This is a doujinshi of Madoka Magica fanart she drew. I like the cover a lot, once again. It has two layers, and you lift the top layer (you might be able to see from the photo due to the shadows toward the top) and underneath is this pretty lace pattern in the same shape as the edge of the upper layer, with the same background the upper layer has. But there's no Madoka on the bottom layer, just the heart with Kyubey's silhouette and the title of the book. The book's title on the upper layer is holographic and above it is a heart cutout so you can see Kyubey on the bottom layer.

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The Pita-Ten artbook!

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First CD in this package, this is a compilation CD of various versions of the Di Gi Charat song Welcome!. It has an impressive 12 versions of the song. As great of a song Welcome! is I'm not sure I'll actually end up listening to it from beginning to end, I think I'd personally get tired of twelve versions of one song in a row, but maybe that's just me. I just like sticking the songs from my Di Gi Charat CDs into a playlist and setting it on shuffle...

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Here's Baby X'mas, the Di Gi Charat Christmas CD from 2004 (also the final one). I love these CDs that come in these more fancy boxes but they take up so much space!

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Voice of Heart, a CD which came bundled along in a box with a drama CD but the copy I got of it on Yahoo Auctions awhile back was missing Voice of Heart so then I had to buy it on its own. It has now been reunited with its drama CD.

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Rabi~en~Rose, a CD of songs all sung by Rabi~en~Rose, suppose that's a bit self explanatory. :P

Okay here's the exciting ones:

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The Rabi~en~Rose scale figure! The poor girl is missing her left hand, after receiving this package I did go to the craft store and buy clay to make her a new one. I have sculpted it now but still need to bake it then paint it. I'm new to sculpting so the hand I made isn't perfect, but it'll be better than having nothing there at least. When I took these photos it was before I got Usada onto her base, but she's on it now. Usada is really cute, but I think a figure like this really shows how far anime figures have improved over the years. She's very lightweight, definitely hollow inside. For that matter there are gaping holes in the back of her dice on her head. And there are several major painting flaws. More comparable in quality to lower end modern prize figures. I hope they consider making new Di Gi Charat scales... an Usada figure with today's scale quality would be stunning. Honestly, even a prize figure with today's prize figure quality would probably be painted better than this girl here! She's cute, but definitely an older figure.

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And the scale figure of Shia from Pita-Ten! Both she and Usada are apparently 1/6 scale, but Shia is significantly bigger than Usada is. I was surprised at how large her box was, and how large she herself was when I removed her from it. Shia is made of Polystone, so she's quite heavy. Shia isn't too much newer than Usada, coming out in 2001 while Usada came out in 2000, but she feels much better made. Shia definitely isn't hollow and she's painted a lot better too. Very happy with her!
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: tikibirds on September 29, 2019, 11:13:17 AM
The VPN only stays connected for a few minutes, if it connects at all.
THat leaves me with the only site to watch stuff on to be YOUKU (like chinese Utube) but its all in chinese. Listening to proper mandarin is so different from the dialect the people here speak. It doesnt even sound like the same language  :blink:

It's a golden week here so I have been off all week. If it wasn't for pony island, I would go crazy as there is nothing to do here.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on October 03, 2019, 01:02:51 PM
I'm sorry your VPN isn't working tikibirds. :( 


Has anyone watched the Food Wars anime? I've seen the manga at the bookstore and although it looks interesting I haven't started it yet.


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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on October 03, 2019, 01:09:18 PM
I may be remembering wrong but I have a feeling that was one I started watching but ditched because of fanservice (which I don't really like). But I might be confusing it with another.
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Post by: Ponyfan on October 03, 2019, 06:22:50 PM
Thanks Taffeta. If there’s a lot of fan service it might not be an anime that I would enjoy.

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Post by: tikibirds on October 03, 2019, 07:00:18 PM
I have seen a few episodes of it and it seems pretty popular
I think its the one where eating the guys food has an orgasmic effect on them but not sure its officially considered fan service?

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It's annoying because without access to facebook, I feel like I am cut off from the outside world. And anything that runs off of google is also blocked.

In my excessive boredom of the past week, I found a site that has MdZS translated into English and thats how I am killing my time.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on October 03, 2019, 07:04:02 PM
I have seen a few episodes of it and it seems pretty popular
I think its the one where eating the guys food has an orgasmic effect on them but not sure its officially considered fan service?

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It's annoying because without access to facebook, I feel like I am cut off from the outside world. And anything that runs off of google is also blocked.


I don't think something has to be officially classed as fanservice to be necessarily fanservice. I am pretty sure that was the series from your description. I didn't really get into it. But that isn't a reason necessarily not to watch it as everyone is different ;)

I finished Kimetsu no Yaiba. It still lurks on the 'they could develop so much more of this and stop relying on tropes and concepts from existing shounen' shelf but it's watchable. Albeit Tanjirou and Kanao in the last episode made me blink. Sigh, Tanjirou, you mean well but no. Really, no.
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Post by: Ponyfan on October 03, 2019, 10:53:40 PM
I'll probably watch 1 or 2 episodes of Food Wars and see if it's right for me.

I just watched the episode of the new Fruits Basket about Hatori.

 

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Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Taffeta on October 03, 2019, 11:01:55 PM
I'll probably watch 1 or 2 episodes of Food Wars and see if it's right for me.

I just watched the episode of the new Fruits Basket about Hatori.

 

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As much as I hate (because of the emotion) of that episode of FUruba in general (it breaks my heart), I think the new one did it better.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on October 04, 2019, 12:12:16 PM
I'll probably watch 1 or 2 episodes of Food Wars and see if it's right for me.

I just watched the episode of the new Fruits Basket about Hatori.

 

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As much as I hate (because of the emotion) of that episode of FUruba in general (it breaks my heart), I think the new one did it better.

I agree.

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Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 09, 2019, 11:13:47 AM
Completed Black Butler Season Three on Netflix and I was in tears watching the last episode.
Title: Re: Anime?
Post by: Ponyfan on October 10, 2019, 11:44:06 PM
I just watched the new Fruits Basket episode about New Year’s.

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Post by: Ponyfan on October 12, 2019, 10:10:28 PM
I'm not sure if it was mentioned before but the release date for Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Part 2 has been announced. It will be released on November 12th.



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