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Posted on 10-13-12 07:00:38 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by SamuelEarl666
...This thread is a goldmine of awesome anime.
I agree. I didn't use this thread for reference and I haven't seen every anime here but from the ones I have seen, this thread is a good reference.
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Posted on 12-15-12 05:04:02 PM Link | Quote
Tonight, we're going to watch the Madoka movies in theater. Four hours long!
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Posted on 12-15-12 09:20:02 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Peardian
Tonight, we're going to watch the Madoka movies in theater. Four hours long!
I'm pressuming the two first parts and that the third hasn't gotten released yet, am I correct?

To be honest... I've heard some complaints from the first two, and I don't like some minor details I've seen pointed out either of how some things were redone.

... but I'm still pretty interested for them. I'd really like to see them too.
So please, come back with the details!
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Posted on 12-15-12 09:21:15 PM Link | Quote
Oh right, that's happening in Tampa tonight.

Was thinking of going but then I had to work and also didn't have any plans to go with people.
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Posted on 12-16-12 12:35:21 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, it was Parts 1 and 2. I guess it's a normal thing to do, but the movie(s) had the exact same plot/events as the series. Just in case, I'll put my reactions in spoilers.

Spoiler:
I probably shouldn't have been surprised, but it felt almost exactly the same as the episodes of the series, but with trivial scenes cropped out. For what seemed like most of the scenes, everything down to the composition looked untouched. (Granted, I haven't seen it again since it came out.) I have no idea if they redrew everything or only touched up certain parts or what.

There were definitely some differences I noticed, such as what seemed like new shots of parts of the school that they liked to use a lot. Mami's apartment got a lovely makeover, so it no longer looks super barren. (From what I understand, this is how the director's wanted it to look in the first place, but they didn't have the budget/time to do so.) Speaking of Mami, her battle scene in Charlotte's labyrinth got remixed music, with Japanese lyrics. I wasn't expecting it, so it was a nice touch. I also noticed that they were careful not to use the same background music more than once for the whole thing.

The part that seemed to get the most changes was the set of events around Sayaka's and Kyoko's deaths, especially the battle with Oktavia. They tried to make Kyoko's death seem more dramatic/tragic. For whatever reason, I guess this meant having her randomly spill a gallon or two of blood after being hit by the first wheel. They also changed up the scene after the battle (where Kyubey tells Homura that Kyoko's death was part of his plan) to be set in a weird graveyard where everything was blood red. And of course, they had to get creative when it came to the segment about Homura's time travel, since it was originally just a whole episode. This also includes throwing in the intro sequence (sans text, of course) afterwards, with a clip of Homura sitting in weird chairs replacing the part with Madoka doing silly stuff.

The only other part I noticed differences was the ending. There was a shot that shows a closeup of Walpurgisnacht's head(?) that I know wasn't there in the original. Also, in the naked-in-space scene, Madoka and Homura were seemingly wearing dresses of poofy light particles.


One of the girls at the theater had a Charlotte doll, and now I really want one.
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Posted on 01-12-13 12:27:24 AM (last edited by cpubasic13 at 01-12-13 01:27:49 AM) Link | Quote
So

Kotoura-san

Episode 1

Oh

my

GOD


WATCH IT NOW

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Posted on 01-12-13 04:02:35 PM Link | Quote
What's that, no one's discussing the best action anime in the past few years


I, Dio, will correct this error!

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure! The animation is gorgeous, the action is amazing, the characters are insanely over-the-top, and holy shit, the music. This is the best show I've seen in ages. Part 1 is a little weird to get through (hyper-Victorian vampire action!), but when you hit Part 2, the show goes off the rails into awesomeville.

Also, there's a specific group that is handling the subs better than just about everyone else, as it's being done by giant fans of the series. Get on it, guys.
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Posted on 02-08-13 05:11:52 PM (last edited by SamuelEarl666 at 02-09-13 05:33:23 AM) Link | Quote
I've been watching Rave Master since its based on the Manga made before Fairy Tail as well as the fact new episodes only appear once a week.
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Posted on 05-30-13 11:38:43 PM Link | Quote
If you have yet to watch Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) then you are missing out.



Pretty insane thus far. Some parts are predictable but it is quite good. Highly recommend.
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Posted on 08-16-13 07:12:34 AM Link | Quote
This thread always dries up.

Here is my recommendation of an anime you shouldn't watch. I'm talking about Umineko no Naku Koro ni. A part of me is wondering if I am being too harsh and the other part of me is wondering what the hell happened in this anime.

This anime is the third title in the "When They Cry" series although it isn't a sequel or prequel to the first two titles. Since it is apart of the same series (assuming you have seen the first two titles), its uses the same formula of multiple story arcs that the first two titles did. That isn't a bad thing and was something I enjoyed from the first two titles. The problem is that, after the first story arc, for lack of better words, this anime becomes confusing as fuck. Honestly, that is the best I can describe it without going into detail. If someone wants me to talk about the finer points in detail, I won't say no but for now I will leave it at that.

From what I understand, the manga and visual novel of this title explain the story much better than the anime although I haven't read the manga or played the VN so I can't confirm that. This anime was rather disappointing considering how good the first two titles were .
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Posted on 08-17-13 10:54:10 AM Link | Quote
I heard good things about Free!

And by good things I mean a ton of teenage boys swimming. Take it as you will.
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Posted on 08-18-13 06:14:02 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu
I heard good things about Free!

And by good things I mean a ton of teenage boys swimming. Take it as you will.

I kind of want to watch Free!, if only because apparently it's about a yaoi boy who has a boner for pools or something and that just sounds really hilarious to me.

Like, the whole thing sounds homoerotic in a way that goes past "sexy" and into "what the fuck" territory.
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Posted on 08-23-13 08:27:21 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
From what I understand, the manga and visual novel of this title explain the story much better than the anime although I haven't read the manga or played the VN so I can't confirm that. This anime was rather disappointing considering how good the first two titles were .



I can confidently tell you that while I haven't seen the anime yet, I am actually reading the VN. And it is by far one of the best works of literature I have ever read in my life, possibly the best.

The story, while still confusing, is told in a masterful way, and gets a lot more time to develop than in the anime. Hell, just the first story arc takes at least 5 to 8 hours to get through. The anime only goes through the first 4 arcs, which are the "question arcs" while the VN and Manga get 4 additional arcs after those that are the "answer arcs" which help clear up the story and happenings tremendously.


The VN is capable of scaring the everlasting shit of me, and never really being sure on what is gonna happen next. Highly recommended, even if the first 4 arcs will be a bit of a repeat.




The manga is also good so far, but I haven't read far enough to get to the truly juicy bits yet.
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Posted on 08-23-13 10:41:05 PM (last edited by Cuber456 at 08-23-13 10:45:00 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Girlydragon
Originally posted by Cuber456
From what I understand, the manga and visual novel of this title explain the story much better than the anime although I haven't read the manga or played the VN so I can't confirm that. This anime was rather disappointing considering how good the first two titles were .



I can confidently tell you that while I haven't seen the anime yet, I am actually reading the VN. And it is by far one of the best works of literature I have ever read in my life, possibly the best.

The story, while still confusing, is told in a masterful way, and gets a lot more time to develop than in the anime. Hell, just the first story arc takes at least 5 to 8 hours to get through. The anime only goes through the first 4 arcs, which are the "question arcs" while the VN and Manga get 4 additional arcs after those that are the "answer arcs" which help clear up the story and happenings tremendously.


The VN is capable of scaring the everlasting shit of me, and never really being sure on what is gonna happen next. Highly recommended, even if the first 4 arcs will be a bit of a repeat.




The manga is also good so far, but I haven't read far enough to get to the truly juicy bits yet.
Its good to confirm that the VN is well written. I might not completely write off this series then. I can understand that it is easier to develop a story in a VN compared to an anime as an anime is limited to a 30 min slot per episode while a VN doesn't have such a limit.

If I actually had a choice between reading the manga or playing the VN, I would play the VN. When they are done right, VNs can be amazing. Plus, I freaking love stories with horror and mystery themes so this VN would be right down my alley. The only thing that would (and probably will) hold me back is if the VN has an English translation or not. If it doesn't then I'm screwed. Actually, now that I read into this, why are there like 10 different releases? Are those 10 different story arcs?

At any rate, if you do decide to watch the anime, please post what your thoughts are about it. I am interested in an honest opinion about how the anime compares to the VN. Perhaps the anime just rubbed me the wrong way or I missed something.
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Posted on 08-24-13 05:48:15 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
[The only thing that would (and probably will) hold me back is if the VN has an English translation or not. If it doesn't then I'm screwed.



Let me say it like this. Umineko is originally in Japanese. I am reading Umineko. I cannot read Japanese!


How would this be able to work... If it there isn't some kind of translation out there?



More seriously though, the Witch-Hunt translation is excellent, and it works perfectly for reading the VN. And only the 8 first releases are story arcs, one for each arc, and the last two releases are bonus discs with extra info and tips to solving the whole thing, from what I understand.


I am gonna watch the Anime sometime, but I wanna be done with the VN first, and then go for the anime.


The only thing that should reasonably stop you from reading the VN is the length, you should prepared for something akin to at least 60-80 hours of reading. It is a long work.
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Posted on 08-25-13 01:34:04 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Girlydragon
Originally posted by Cuber456
[The only thing that would (and probably will) hold me back is if the VN has an English translation or not. If it doesn't then I'm screwed.



Let me say it like this. Umineko is originally in Japanese. I am reading Umineko. I cannot read Japanese!


How would this be able to work... If it there isn't some kind of translation out there?



More seriously though, the Witch-Hunt translation is excellent, and it works perfectly for reading the VN. And only the 8 first releases are story arcs, one for each arc, and the last two releases are bonus discs with extra info and tips to solving the whole thing, from what I understand.


I am gonna watch the Anime sometime, but I wanna be done with the VN first, and then go for the anime.


The only thing that should reasonably stop you from reading the VN is the length, you should prepared for something akin to at least 60-80 hours of reading. It is a long work.
Good thing that there are fan translations of the game. That hurdle has been avoided.

I can understand that there is a lot of reading. However, if the story is well written then the length isn't enough to keep me from reading the VN. Its true that I will need to properly allocate time to get through it. It might even be a while before I can even touch the VN but, like I said, something that is well written with a good story to tell is well worth the time. I'll get to reading it eventually.
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Posted on 09-01-13 01:12:38 AM (last edited by Peardian at 09-01-13 02:34:33 AM) Link | Quote
I just got back from watching Redline with my brother and his friends. That was... something amazing. And very something.


Spoiler:
Funky Boy is a thing of nightmares.
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Posted on 09-04-13 11:28:41 AM Link | Quote
Can we hype upcoming series in this thread, because Space Dandy
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Posted on 10-04-13 07:04:12 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by divine
Can we hype upcoming series in this thread, because Space Dandy

yessssss

Also if you haven't actually watched it, go watch Kill la Kill episode 1. Very hype and very intense.
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Posted on 10-18-13 09:15:08 PM Link | Quote
I've been watching Monogatari Series Second Season and I've decided I need to watch Bakemonogatari again. (I'd really like to read the novels, but they didn't have the first one the last time I went to Seattle.)

Originally posted by cpubasic13
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