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2010-08-27 05:00:03 PM  

Skyrmion: Genju: Maybe this generation... but for people like me who grew up with GI Joe and all that stuff it was our first exposure to real animated violence. Or a cartoon that was funny without a)repetitive chase scenes or b)pop culture commentary via joke reference. Not saying anime is devoid of all such things, just that it didn't rely so heavily on it.

Anime, specifically TV series, were my first exposure to any long serial narrative in video form. That was a big part of the appeal for me. Maybe you could count Babylon 5, or a few of the longer "TV miniseries". But I'd still say that before The Sopranos, such a thing was basically nonexistent on American television.

(I'm talking about shows with a beginning, middle, and end. Open-ended soap opera stuff doesn't count.)


Right. We grew up on stuff where the plot began and finished in a convenient 30 minute (minus commercials) window. Except for those few "cliffhanger" shows that ended with "To Be Continued..."

My experiences were similar.
 
2010-08-27 05:01:33 PM  

Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)


Now now, let's not make this into some sort of horrific competition or anything....
 
2010-08-27 05:01:34 PM  

Old enough to know better: I try to tell myself anime can be enjoyed by all ages. And being a zombie fan, I'd probably enjoy a show like this. But then they have to throw crap like the pink-haired girl with the gigantic tits bouncing all over the screen. I don't mind a little fan service, but c'mon! That level of pandering is just ridiculous. Makes you feel like the worlds biggest nerd for watching.


That's unfortunate. I don't mind fan-service much, hell if I did then a vast quantity of good anime would be off-limits. I will say that the fan-service in HSoTD is fairly well done as it doesn't seem to detract from the action.

Oh and if you're watching anime, odds are you ARE a nerd, so why feel self concious about it? Hell if you're watching something in private then you're the one judging yourself for whatever it is you're watching. When I watch porn I don't start thinking I'm a big pervert, I'm just thinking how awesome the boobies are.

Uchiha_Cycliste: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

It's horrrrrrrrible.


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2010-08-27 05:02:58 PM  
TibrisXVII: the price of anime on DVD is just ludicrous.

Then hie thee to ebay, if you need to own it. Or to Netflix or Rentanime if you only need to watch.
 
2010-08-27 05:04:28 PM  

BlackCat23: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

Now now, let's not make this into some sort of horrific competition or anything....


You have forced my hand (new window). That's right, I'm going into Touhou land.
 
2010-08-27 05:05:27 PM  

oldebayer: TibrisXVII: the price of anime on DVD is just ludicrous.

Then hie thee to ebay, if you need to own it. Or to Netflix or Rentanime if you only need to watch.


I still think it's the law of averages on this one. I don't mind buying 4 eps for $15 or so considering how much the nipponese have to pay for them. But yeah, ebay is love. I've gotten various boxsets from ebay for FARRRRRRRRR less than i'd have gotten them anywhere else(noir, FUMOFFU, etc).
 
2010-08-27 05:06:11 PM  

Genju: BlackCat23: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

Now now, let's not make this into some sort of horrific competition or anything....

You have forced my hand (new window). That's right, I'm going into Touhou land.


Sir. You have bested me this round, but i'll be back, stronger than you can ever imagine...
 
2010-08-27 05:06:40 PM  

Cytokine Storm: Hell if you're watching something in private then you're the one judging yourself for whatever it is you're watching. When I watch porn I don't start thinking I'm a big pervert, I'm just thinking how awesome the boobies are.


Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not condemning porn. But IMO, porn is for porn-time. I don't need to see porn sprinkled through everything else I see.
 
2010-08-27 05:07:09 PM  

BlackCat23: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

Now now, let's not make this into some sort of horrific competition or anything....


yes, let's not.
jesus, my ears!
 
2010-08-27 05:08:02 PM  
This is actually how every single FARK anime thread ends. Now, who started it this time? eh?
 
2010-08-27 05:08:15 PM  

Falcon Hunter: RedThree: quiotu: Adult Swim is still picking and showing animes that don't suck. Death Note, FMA:B, GitS, Moribito, and now Kekkaishi. Would not be surprised if they started showing Inuyasha: The Final Chapter sometime soon.

Rule of thumb: if 1 million people do not watch an anime aired before 1AM, they [adult swim] lose money on it. They have a love-hate relationship with anime -

almost every fan of theirs loves it, but not enough to pay for it. They want the anime on TV, but don't actually watch it.

I really feel for them - AS was SUPOSED to be a lot more anime-related, but fans suck.

/i said I was leaving
//i guess I LIED

Moribito and Kekkaishi are terrible.

They may be fine on their own, but as broadcast Anime, they rank at the bottom of the list with regard to mass appeal.

I found nothing entertaining or interesting about them.

The others on the list? Excellent.

Thanks to AS (or ADSM according to Nielsen), I discovered and grew to like Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Paranoia Agent, Death Note, Code Geass, Samurai Champloo, Fullmetal Alchemist, Scry-ed, Witch Hunter Robin...etc.

I already knew of, and enjoyed, GitS, NG:Evangelion, and most of the '99-'01 Toonami Midnight Run programming.


See, I have a few questions here. Firstly, how does ANY anime make any money on Adult Swim then? I've seen them show the numbers after the weekend, and the biggest hits usually have a little over half a million watches. So does that mean that literally NOTHING makes money on AS except for American shows and their farking horrible budget shows? There's got to be a better formula than that.

Secondly, someone who doesn't like Moribito just doesn't like good story in their anime. I find nothing wrong with the show at all. The story was great, the dubs did very well, the animation was farking brilliant... me and my friend would call it our weekly scenery porn. Kekkaishi I can see not being for everyone, so I'll give you that.

And I watched Code Geass all the way to the end... it was probably the most Gainax'd show I'd ever seen. Protagonist with no penis bent on conquest, girls shaped like Stop signs with basketballs taped 2/3 of the way up, more Heroic BSODs than you can shake a stick at, and an ending that flat out almost forgets what the show is about. The only two good things about Code Geass are C2's ass and the split series, so you can literally stop watching when R2 starts and the plot goes to shiat.
 
2010-08-27 05:08:49 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: BlackCat23: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

Now now, let's not make this into some sort of horrific competition or anything....

yes, let's not.
jesus, my ears!


Yeah, touhou hurts my brain really... really bad. One of those things i just "don't get".
 
2010-08-27 05:12:30 PM  

BlackCat23: Uchiha_Cycliste: BlackCat23: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

Now now, let's not make this into some sort of horrific competition or anything....

yes, let's not.
jesus, my ears!

Yeah, touhou hurts my brain really... really bad. One of those things i just "don't get".


Here, wash your ears out with this (new window). If you hear Maralyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", you get extra bonus points.
 
2010-08-27 05:15:06 PM  

Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.


A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.
 
2010-08-27 05:16:10 PM  
While I'm nerding out on music, if you like Final Fantasy remixes in a more rock style, check out Crow's Claw sometime.

Final fantasy 1 battle (new window)

Clash on the big bridge, Final Fantasy 5 (new window)(personal favorite)

and many, many more...
 
2010-08-27 05:16:18 PM  

Gwendolyn: this is from when I went to Japan this spring and went on an awesome tour of Akihabara given by a guy dressed a SSJGoku.

This was the only other person in costume we saw the whole day aside from the 900 types of maids advertising their cafes. ONE person cosplaying on a Saturday in Akihabara.


I've been on his tour too. Lots of good stuff on the tour. Unfortunately got stuck on the top floor of Don Quijote before an AKB48 show. Now that is a sad and depressing display of otaku if I've ever seen one.
 
2010-08-27 05:17:33 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.

A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.


That show was amazing, especially the finale.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-08-27 05:21:24 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Ed Grubermann: Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.

A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.

That show was amazing, especially the finale.


The finale was the freakiest thing (aside from goru anime) I've ever seen. The subplot with the chibi was... well... weird.

And then there was Puni Puni Poemi.
 
2010-08-27 05:23:59 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Uchiha_Cycliste: Ed Grubermann: Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.

A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.

That show was amazing, especially the finale.

The finale was the freakiest thing (aside from goru anime) I've ever seen. The subplot with the chibi was... well... weird.

And then there was Puni Puni Poemi.


We won't mention Puni Puni Poemi ever again, ok? The only thing that made that show good was Nabeshin was in it.
 
2010-08-27 05:25:08 PM  

Genju: Ed Grubermann: Uchiha_Cycliste: Ed Grubermann: Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.

A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.

That show was amazing, especially the finale.

The finale was the freakiest thing (aside from goru anime) I've ever seen. The subplot with the chibi was... well... weird.

And then there was Puni Puni Poemi.

We won't mention Puni Puni Poemi ever again, ok? The only thing that made that show good was Nabeshin was in it.


Hell ya
 
2010-08-27 05:26:09 PM  

quiotu: Secondly, someone who doesn't like Moribito just doesn't like good story in their anime. I find nothing wrong with the show at all. The story was great, the dubs did very well, the animation was farking brilliant... me and my friend would call it our weekly scenery porn.


Moribito was so conventional, so safe, it bored me to tears. It's the Sting of anime.
 
2010-08-27 05:27:13 PM  
I plan to be Nabeshin next Halloween. I'm looking for a (cheap)jacket now. It's all I need.
 
2010-08-27 05:29:48 PM  

Skyrmion: Cytokine Storm: Hell if you're watching something in private then you're the one judging yourself for whatever it is you're watching. When I watch porn I don't start thinking I'm a big pervert, I'm just thinking how awesome the boobies are.

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not condemning porn. But IMO, porn is for porn-time. I don't need to see porn sprinkled through everything else I see.


Pretty much how I feel.I enjoy a cute/sexy anime girl as much as the next anime fan, but going nut with big animated tits getting shoved into the camera is just way overdoing it, and tends to take me right out of the story. Same with panty shots. Its like that volleyball game from a couple years ago on the XBox. I could deal with having hot girls hopping around in swimsuits, and might actually have picked it up. But the fact that most of the game processing power is used to make the girls chests jiggle and bounce all over just made the thing unnecessarily tacky.
 
2010-08-27 05:30:18 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

It's horrrrrrrrible.


I've never seen The Desu Desu Show. I always got the impression it was lolicon crap. Same for Cardcaptor Sakura, but a lot of people seem to love that. Should I swallow my manly pride and try them?
 
2010-08-27 05:32:43 PM  
Stop selling series at 25 dollars per 2 episode DVD disk.
 
2010-08-27 05:32:48 PM  
I've never been an obsessive anime fan; I've always been casual about it (my main obsession is video games). My thoughts about this are that people are starting to realize that Sturgeon's Law applies to anime. Even some of the better animes run with the same cliches- ordinary high school students doing things that would be improbable for their age, the protagonist having the unwanted attention of all the females, etc. That said, there are some real gems out there.

Proof that anime is not dead:

Moribito
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RahXephon
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2010-08-27 05:32:48 PM  

Genju: Ed Grubermann:
And then there was Puni Puni Poemi.

We won't mention Puni Puni Poemi ever again, ok?


You suck.
 
2010-08-27 05:33:21 PM  

Kublai Khan: Uchiha_Cycliste: Genju: Cytokine Storm: Uchiha_Cycliste: beoswulf: Pandar: ///does not get why American kids go so ape over anime

American otakus? Anti-social, disenfranchised, alienated Americans fervently worship one of the most conformist cultures on the planet as superior to our own, go figure.

THAT is the dictionary definition of a goddamn Weeaboo

Desu desu.

Oh fark you. You asked for it! (new window)

It's horrrrrrrrible.

I've never seen The Desu Desu Show. I always got the impression it was lolicon crap. Same for Cardcaptor Sakura, but a lot of people seem to love that. Should I swallow my manly pride and try them?


You can do without both I assure you.
 
2010-08-27 05:34:40 PM  
To me, anime has always been like rap music. 99% of it is virtually identical, using the same themes, style and plot points. Only every once in a GREAT while, something comes along that's elevated and different enough to make you sit back and go "WOW!".

The unfortunate part is that there's SO much copycat dreck out there that you're too numb from sitting through hours of it to care anymore. Anime, like rap, fell victim to it's own success, pumping out indistinguishable slop week after week and eventually alienating it's once-slavering audience.

How should the anime industry save itself? It shouldn't. Let it go away for a decade or so. Let people miss it. Then when there's a demand for it again, start over from scratch and produce innovative, original, high-quality animation. Otherwise, it's just going to become like rap... limping along stubbornly, refusing to die while being ignored by all but the the most diehard of it's old audience.
 
2010-08-27 05:37:59 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Uchiha_Cycliste: Ed Grubermann: Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.

A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.

That show was amazing, especially the finale.

The finale was the freakiest thing (aside from goru anime) I've ever seen. The subplot with the chibi was... well... weird.

And then there was Puni Puni Poemi.


I've got exactly two anime series in full from retail. And Excel Saga is one of them. It's truly an insanely funny show. I wonder did it do very well in Japan itself? It seems almost western in it's kind of frantic energy, not the sort of thing I usually think Japanese people would like.
 
2010-08-27 05:38:55 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I plan to be Nabeshin next Halloween. I'm looking for a (cheap)jacket now. It's all I need.


Goodwill and Salvation army. YOu'd be shocked.

/went there for a Lupin costume, which is basically Nabeshin - the afro wig.
 
2010-08-27 05:39:15 PM  

Cytokine Storm: Genju: Ed Grubermann: Uchiha_Cycliste: Ed Grubermann: Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.

A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.

That show was amazing, especially the finale.

The finale was the freakiest thing (aside from goru anime) I've ever seen. The subplot with the chibi was... well... weird.

And then there was Puni Puni Poemi.

We won't mention Puni Puni Poemi ever again, ok? The only thing that made that show good was Nabeshin was in it.

Hell ya


AMV Thread jack!

DragonBall Z in a Nutshell

Dennis Leary: Life's gonna suck (featuring lots of older anime)

Evangelion Muppet Show Bumper

/no, i haven't pimped one of my videos
//yet....
/// dundundunnnnn
 
2010-08-27 05:40:45 PM  

Kublai Khan: quiotu: Secondly, someone who doesn't like Moribito just doesn't like good story in their anime. I find nothing wrong with the show at all. The story was great, the dubs did very well, the animation was farking brilliant... me and my friend would call it our weekly scenery porn.

Moribito was so conventional, so safe, it bored me to tears. It's the Sting of anime.


Wow, I... I am at a loss with how douchy hipster those two sentences were. Not being able to like something unless it's quirky or dangerous or over-the-top or controversial... your life must be AMAZING that such mundane animes aren't worth your time.

Sometimes a show that's ALMOST within the bounds of reality is nice. Not all anime has to follow the Awesome But Impractical trope.
 
2010-08-27 05:40:58 PM  

saintstryfe: Uchiha_Cycliste: I plan to be Nabeshin next Halloween. I'm looking for a (cheap)jacket now. It's all I need.

Goodwill and Salvation army. YOu'd be shocked.

/went there for a Lupin costume, which is basically Nabeshin - the afro wig.


wig?
 
2010-08-27 05:43:26 PM  

saintstryfe: Ed Grubermann: Uchiha_Cycliste: Ed Grubermann: Genju: Uchiha_Cycliste: Skyrmion: had "fan-servicey" stuff

Today's episode will be.... a dating sim!

/today's mission................failed.

A: Say "Hello"
B: Say "How are you?"
C: Stick it in.

That show was amazing, especially the finale.

The finale was the freakiest thing (aside from goru anime) I've ever seen. The subplot with the chibi was... well... weird.

And then there was Puni Puni Poemi.

I've got exactly two anime series in full from retail. And Excel Saga is one of them. It's truly an insanely funny show. I wonder did it do very well in Japan itself? It seems almost western in it's kind of frantic energy, not the sort of thing I usually think Japanese people would like.


Wiki (new window) While it doesn't say there explicitly, the wiki does say it has achieved critical and sales success in general (at the top). In North America it was very much a success.
 
2010-08-27 05:45:34 PM  
Please tell me people have been watching this (new window)

Some of the best parody dubbing on dbz I've ever seen.
 
2010-08-27 05:45:46 PM  
Kublai Khan

Just in case you are still determined to see CCS I present to you CCS vs DiGi Charat (new window)

You're welcome (snicker)
 
2010-08-27 05:47:15 PM  

Kublai Khan:

I've never seen The Desu Desu Show. I always got the impression it was lolicon crap. Same for Cardcaptor Sakura, but a lot of people seem to love that. Should I swallow my manly pride and try them?



Unless you're a complete hard-ass, go for it! It's fun, and heart-warming, and despite appearances manages to avoid becoming diabetes inducing. Its addictive as hell, and of my all-time favorite series. (got all 20 dvd's to prove it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJiqSxSkmmI
 
2010-08-27 05:48:28 PM  

quiotu: Kublai Khan: quiotu: Secondly, someone who doesn't like Moribito just doesn't like good story in their anime. I find nothing wrong with the show at all. The story was great, the dubs did very well, the animation was farking brilliant... me and my friend would call it our weekly scenery porn.

Moribito was so conventional, so safe, it bored me to tears. It's the Sting of anime.

Wow, I... I am at a loss with how douchy hipster those two sentences were. Not being able to like something unless it's quirky or dangerous or over-the-top or controversial... your life must be AMAZING that such mundane animes aren't worth your time.


Oh look, someone on the internet who thinks his/her opinions on some work of art are an objective truth and is upset because somebody doesn't agree with them. Now there's something you don't see everyday.

And what does my life have to do with my artistic tastes anyway? Isn't it more logical to think that my life is incredibly mundane and boring and that's why I need excitement in what I watch? Is there any logic in what you said, or are you just trying to string insults together because you're upset that someone on the internet doesn't like what you like?
 
2010-08-27 05:49:15 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: saintstryfe: Uchiha_Cycliste: I plan to be Nabeshin next Halloween. I'm looking for a (cheap)jacket now. It's all I need.

Goodwill and Salvation army. YOu'd be shocked.

/went there for a Lupin costume, which is basically Nabeshin - the afro wig.

wig?


Lupin is Nabeshin minus the wig, as far as character look goes. Mostly. If you got a real afro, more power to you, you save a step. I'm French Canadian. That I have hair on my head at all is a small miracle.

/Sadly that red jacket got ruined at the cleaners, I gotta go get a new one, but I think I'll do a green jacket series one Lupin for NYCC in a few months.
 
2010-08-27 05:49:42 PM  
lets try that again. (new window)

Don't listen to these guys, try it yourself.
 
2010-08-27 05:51:12 PM  

saintstryfe: Uchiha_Cycliste: saintstryfe: Uchiha_Cycliste: I plan to be Nabeshin next Halloween. I'm looking for a (cheap)jacket now. It's all I need.

Goodwill and Salvation army. YOu'd be shocked.

/went there for a Lupin costume, which is basically Nabeshin - the afro wig.

wig?

Lupin is Nabeshin minus the wig, as far as character look goes. Mostly. If you got a real afro, more power to you, you save a step. I'm French Canadian. That I have hair on my head at all is a small miracle.

/Sadly that red jacket got ruined at the cleaners, I gotta go get a new one, but I think I'll do a green jacket series one Lupin for NYCC in a few months.


Look at his profile. He has the fro taken care of.
 
2010-08-27 05:51:19 PM  

saintstryfe: Uchiha_Cycliste: saintstryfe: Uchiha_Cycliste: I plan to be Nabeshin next Halloween. I'm looking for a (cheap)jacket now. It's all I need.

Goodwill and Salvation army. YOu'd be shocked.

/went there for a Lupin costume, which is basically Nabeshin - the afro wig.

wig?

Lupin is Nabeshin minus the wig, as far as character look goes. Mostly. If you got a real afro, more power to you, you save a step. I'm French Canadian. That I have hair on my head at all is a small miracle.

/Sadly that red jacket got ruined at the cleaners, I gotta go get a new one, but I think I'll do a green jacket series one Lupin for NYCC in a few months.


Sounds like fun. Ic now, that's a minus, not a dash... makes sense now =D.
 
2010-08-27 05:52:39 PM  

Kublai Khan: Oh look, someone on the internet who thinks his/her opinions on some work of art are an objective truth and is upset because somebody doesn't agree with them. Now there's something you don't see everyday.


I'm not going to make any statements on the content of the mini-review here, as I haven't seen it, but to be fair, it DID kind of come of douche-y. Really, Compairing another genre to a well known artist with the criticism bland is the sort of thing I hear in indie coffee houses in Willamsburg.
 
2010-08-27 05:54:53 PM  

Genju: Kublai Khan

Just in case you are still determined to see CCS I present to you CCS vs DiGi Charat (new window)

You're welcome (snicker)


i287.photobucket.com

What is this I don't even?

Old enough to know better: Kublai Khan:

I've never seen The Desu Desu Show. I always got the impression it was lolicon crap. Same for Cardcaptor Sakura, but a lot of people seem to love that. Should I swallow my manly pride and try them?


Unless you're a complete hard-ass, go for it! It's fun, and heart-warming, and despite appearances manages to avoid becoming diabetes inducing. Its addictive as hell, and of my all-time favorite series. (got all 20 dvd's to prove it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJiqSxSkmmI


Hmm, I guess I'll watch this on the link you sent me, thanks. Now we'll see if a douchy hipster with an amazing life likes it.
 
2010-08-27 05:54:55 PM  

Genju: Look at his profile. He has the fro taken care of.


I see. This calls for...

THE NABESHIN AFRO SONG.
(new window)
 
2010-08-27 05:57:29 PM  

Kublai Khan: quiotu: Kublai Khan: quiotu: Secondly, someone who doesn't like Moribito just doesn't like good story in their anime. I find nothing wrong with the show at all. The story was great, the dubs did very well, the animation was farking brilliant... me and my friend would call it our weekly scenery porn.

Moribito was so conventional, so safe, it bored me to tears. It's the Sting of anime.

Wow, I... I am at a loss with how douchy hipster those two sentences were. Not being able to like something unless it's quirky or dangerous or over-the-top or controversial... your life must be AMAZING that such mundane animes aren't worth your time.

Oh look, someone on the internet who thinks his/her opinions on some work of art are an objective truth and is upset because somebody doesn't agree with them. Now there's something you don't see everyday.

And what does my life have to do with my artistic tastes anyway? Isn't it more logical to think that my life is incredibly mundane and boring and that's why I need excitement in what I watch? Is there any logic in what you said, or are you just trying to string insults together because you're upset that someone on the internet doesn't like what you like?


I guess it was the whole comparing it to Sting that set me off. Though I guess it could've been worse; you could've called it the Nickelback of anime.

Truce. You're allowed to not like it, and I admit that the show is awesome at the beginning and the end, with a LOT of 'slice of life' in the middle. Not for everyone I guess, but you have to admit it's damn pretty though.
 
2010-08-27 05:58:16 PM  

evilpup: Please tell me people have been watching this (new window)

Some of the best parody dubbing on dbz I've ever seen.


Yeah, that was pretty good. I think Nappa stole the show. The whole "Abridged Series" thing was an interesting development in Anime fandom of the last few years. They vary quite a bit in quality, of course, but "Team 4 Star" seems to have some talent.
 
2010-08-27 06:00:38 PM  

saintstryfe: Genju: Look at his profile. He has the fro taken care of.

I see. This calls for...

THE NABESHIN AFRO SONG. (new window)


Afro Power! I've gotta get my lappy to play that song every time I start it up.
 
2010-08-27 06:02:26 PM  

quiotu: Kublai Khan: quiotu: Kublai Khan: quiotu: Secondly, someone who doesn't like Moribito just doesn't like good story in their anime. I find nothing wrong with the show at all. The story was great, the dubs did very well, the animation was farking brilliant... me and my friend would call it our weekly scenery porn.

Moribito was so conventional, so safe, it bored me to tears. It's the Sting of anime.

Wow, I... I am at a loss with how douchy hipster those two sentences were. Not being able to like something unless it's quirky or dangerous or over-the-top or controversial... your life must be AMAZING that such mundane animes aren't worth your time.

Oh look, someone on the internet who thinks his/her opinions on some work of art are an objective truth and is upset because somebody doesn't agree with them. Now there's something you don't see everyday.

And what does my life have to do with my artistic tastes anyway? Isn't it more logical to think that my life is incredibly mundane and boring and that's why I need excitement in what I watch? Is there any logic in what you said, or are you just trying to string insults together because you're upset that someone on the internet doesn't like what you like?

I guess it was the whole comparing it to Sting that set me off. Though I guess it could've been worse; you could've called it the Nickelback of anime.

Truce. You're allowed to not like it, and I admit that the show is awesome at the beginning and the end, with a LOT of 'slice of life' in the middle. Not for everyone I guess, but you have to admit it's damn pretty though.


The best thing about Moribito is the character development. The plot is good, but I've seen way better. And yes, scenery pr0n.

/and music
 
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