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Man God
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(05-18-2017, 10:30 PM)
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B-Dubs
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(05-18-2017, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crimson_Echidna

I still wonder if DeMarco pulls the plug on Naruto after the Pain arc is over. Issues of quality aside, Shippuden goes through a level a filler hell and padding that makes Bleach's final years look tame by comparison.

It's why I wished we ditched it instead of One Piece, which was about to go through it's craziest series of arcs to date.
JadedWriter
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(05-18-2017, 10:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zonic

Lupin & HxH next to each other is still better than HxH being between Tokyo Ghoul & Unicorn.

That's like eating glazed ham between two stale pieces of white bread.
Hellwarden
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(05-18-2017, 10:41 PM)
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Remember Code Lyoko?



French anime is weird.
HStallion
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(05-18-2017, 10:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellwarden

Remember Code Lyoko?



French anime is weird.

No one does.
Zonic
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(05-18-2017, 10:48 PM)
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Even as a kid, that show didn't click with me. It just felt.....off.
Mizerman
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(05-18-2017, 10:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellwarden

Remember Code Lyoko?



French anime is weird.

Yep. Code Lyoko was pushed for quite a while on Cartoon Network.
Hellwarden
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(05-18-2017, 11:00 PM)
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Code Lyoko probably holds up better than the reboot of Johnny Quest.

Might want to brace yourself before looking friends.
Seda
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(05-18-2017, 11:04 PM)
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The only thing I remember about Code Lyoko is that they literally reset the world every episode. Kinda felt like 'what's the point'.

I'm not familiar with Lupin too much. But seems like it'll be a different sort of tone (non-shonen, non mecha) that Toonami could use. I don't really care if it's not a ratings king :p
bigkrev
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(05-18-2017, 11:17 PM)
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The ONLY thing I know about Code Lyoko is that a PSP homebrew DDR clone pack of Anime songs I downloaded once had a song from Code Lyoko in it
Zonic
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(05-18-2017, 11:19 PM)
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I should question "DDR on PSP", but then I remember Konami actually released DDR on GAME BOY COLOR of all things back in the day, complete with an add-on to replicate the floor pad.

Edit: & the fact because I never had a good pad nor the room to even lay one out, I'd just use the PS2 controller to play it...
Hellwarden
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(05-18-2017, 11:20 PM)
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So there was a coach in Code Lyoko, who straight up gets killed multiple times by the antagonizing force. I think he also got turned into a zombie at one point.



I don't think he ever becomes aware of this, because the show like Seda said, revolved around resetting the clock after something bad happens.

It's just not that interesting of a conflict where everything goes back to normal every episode, and things only ramp up for the big moments.
bigkrev
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(05-18-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zonic

I should question "DDR on PSP", but then I remember Konami actually released DDR on GAME BOY COLOR of all things back in the day, complete with an add-on to replicate the floor pad.

Edit: & the fact because I never had a good pad nor the room to even lay one out, I'd just use the PS2 controller to play it...

it was homebrew. Like Step Step Mania on PC. You could load those files into it and it could load them on PSP

Look, PSP is a weird thing that happened at an exact point in my life and is probably my favorite system ever. Don't Judge me
Sibersk Esto
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(05-18-2017, 11:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Hellwarden

So there was a coach in Code Lyoko, who straight up gets killed multiple times by the antagonizing force. I think he also got turned into a zombie at one point.



I don't think he ever becomes aware of this, because the show like Seda said, revolved around resetting the clock after something bad happens.

It's just not that interesting of a conflict where everything goes back to normal every episode, and things only ramp up for the big moments.

Regiruler
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(05-18-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellwarden

It's just not that interesting of a conflict where everything goes back to normal every episode, and things only ramp up for the big moments.

On the flipside, it lets them go really dark with the episodes. There are outright wars on multiple occasions.

But I'm pretty sure there was a turning point in one of the season finales where he becomes immune to the memory wipe after he helps out.
Zonic
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(05-18-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by bigkrev

it was homebrew. Like Step Step Mania on PC. You could load those files into it and it could load them on PSP

Look, PSP is a weird thing that happened at an exact point in my life and is probably my favorite system ever. Don't Judge me

I need to rebuy a PSP so I can get around to getting some imports like the Konami shmup titles & that Pop'n Music they released for it. Not to mention someone on here is sending me a free copy of Half Minute Hero 2 for it, & I've been wanting to play that for so long (yes, I know, PC version, but I have a bad habit of getting something on PC & forgetting it exists because I find myself getting distracted by other things I could be doing on my laptop).

Heck, I remember using my PSP as my main MP3 player & would watch anime on the bus ride home from school. Even used my Vita as my MP3 player for some time until I finally got a decent smart phone.

...but to be back on topic, wonder how long until we see a Lupin promo on the block.
FreeMeal
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(05-18-2017, 11:34 PM)
If I recall correctly, every time they reset the day in that show makes the evil AI they were fighting smarter. So every episode the AI's plans to kill them got more sophisticated. It got to a point where having to reset the day was thought of as a loss.
Raxus
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(05-18-2017, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seda

I'm not familiar with Lupin too much. But seems like it'll be a different sort of tone (non-shonen, non mecha) that Toonami could use. I don't really care if it's not a ratings king :p

Watch The Castle of Cagliostro when you get a chance.
Zonic
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(05-18-2017, 11:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Raxus

Watch The Castle of Cagliostro when you get a chance.

Featuring Solid Snake as the voice of Lupin!
Seda
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(05-18-2017, 11:47 PM)
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Samurai Jack (Season 5): May 20
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096: June 10
Attack on Titan S2: July 15
Tokyo Ghoul: September 16
Lupin the 3rd: December 9
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: August 5 (1st season), February 3, 2018 (2nd GIG)
Dragonball Z Kai: The Final Chapters: May 5, 2018
Hunter x Hunter: March 30, 2019
Naruto Shippuden: AHAHAHA
Dragon Ball Super: ┐(ツ)┌

Do we know what's happening with Samurai Jack yet? Rerun at 11PM?
Raxus
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(05-18-2017, 11:50 PM)
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But Sedaaaaaaa we have an ending date for Shippuden....sort of.
Crimson_Echidna
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(05-18-2017, 11:51 PM)

Originally Posted by Seda

Do we know what's happening with Samurai Jack yet? Rerun at 11PM?

Tv listings show it rerunning, but it's still TBD.
SAB CA
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(05-19-2017, 12:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Regiruler

On the flipside, it lets them go really dark with the episodes. There are outright wars on multiple occasions.

Exactly. And the characters and Xana eventually became more wise to what was going on, and they toyed with the comfort a reset button gave, too.

And I think all of them have way more ridiculous foreheads than Sakura's Billboard brow ever could claim, heh.

I've enjoyed pretty much each "French Anime" I've seen, actually. Wish Obon Star Racers was an early-block show on Toonami.
Mizerman
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(05-19-2017, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by FreeMeal

If I recall correctly, every time they reset the day in that show makes the evil AI they were fighting smarter. So every episode the AI's plans to kill them got more sophisticated. It got to a point where having to reset the day was thought of as a loss.

Yeah, Xana got wiser every time it fought the team.
Line_HTX
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(05-19-2017, 12:10 AM)
It's like they planned the Memorial Day marathon to fit the entire final season!

BWONG!
Hellwarden
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(05-19-2017, 12:59 AM)
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Having realized the Pokemon Master dream isn't going anywhere, Ash has decided to devote himself to a new dream.



Okay not really, but next week's episode looks great.
Chase17
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(05-19-2017, 01:03 AM)
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Oh wow, I should catch up on Sun and Moon.

Good year for baseball anime episodes.
Crimson_Echidna
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(05-19-2017, 01:11 AM)

Originally Posted by Chase17

Oh wow, I should catch up on Sun and Moon.

Good year for baseball anime episodes.

Thanks to the cast, it definitely has the best "Slice of Life" episodes of any of the seasons .
Unspeakable Evil
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(05-19-2017, 01:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by SAB CA

Exactly. And the characters and Xana eventually became more wise to what was going on, and they toyed with the comfort a reset button gave, too.

And I think all of them have way more ridiculous foreheads than Sakura's Billboard brow ever could claim, heh.

I've enjoyed pretty much each "French Anime" I've seen, actually. Wish Obon Star Racers was an early-block show on Toonami.

Maybe everyone in France has a giant forehead? :o
Also, I think I read somewhere that it was CN highest rated show at one point .
Order
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(05-19-2017, 01:18 AM)
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THATS SO COOL

WHY IS POKEMON THAT COOL
HStallion
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(05-19-2017, 01:57 AM)
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Yeah but Ash still hasn't gotten any in over a decade.
8 X 11 Printer Paper
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Originally Posted by Chase17

Oh wow, I should catch up on Sun and Moon.

Good year for baseball anime episodes.

Sadly Subs are quite far behind, and there's no sign of them getting closer (been a month since the last one..).
Crimson_Echidna
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(05-19-2017, 02:09 AM)

Originally Posted by HStallion

Yeah but Ash still hasn't gotten any in over a decade.

He did at the end of XYZ. :P

Zonic
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(05-19-2017, 02:10 AM)
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& at the end of Pokemon Heroes, the fifth film, but nobody remembers that for some reason.
8 X 11 Printer Paper
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(05-19-2017, 02:13 AM)
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The Sun and Moon anime works just because of how great Rowlet and Mimikyu are.
HStallion
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(05-19-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crimson_Echidna

He did at the end of XYZ. :P

You forgot the second half of that scene where she turns the fuck around and goes back down the escalator
Seda
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(05-19-2017, 02:16 AM)
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ash is 10
HStallion
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(05-19-2017, 02:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seda

ash is 10

for over a decade
ShinRPGamer
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(05-19-2017, 03:02 AM)

Originally Posted by Seda

ash is 10

and has 20+ years of being a complete loser.
Mizerman
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(05-19-2017, 03:06 AM)
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Ash is a Highlander.
cntr
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(05-19-2017, 03:23 AM)
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I really need to watch Sun/Moon.
Man God
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(05-19-2017, 03:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by 8 X 11 Printer Paper

The Sun and Moon anime works just because of how great Rowlet and Mimikyu are.

That and being a weekly kids show better animated (and in most cases written) than any other show. For three straight years. It's even better looking than every limited run series and most OVAs and movies released in that time span.

Pokémon breaks the mold. Think if One Piece or Naruto looked this good every single week.
cntr
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(05-19-2017, 03:29 AM)
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I wonder what happened to make the Pokemon anime so good again. Did the fans of the original seasons grow up and work on the new ones?
Moaradin
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(05-19-2017, 03:30 AM)
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Pokemon definitely stepped it up in the last few years. It looked like garbage for most of its run. They've been pushing digital animation a lot and it's definitely paying off.
Man God
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(05-19-2017, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by cntr

I wonder what happened to make the Pokemon anime so good again. Did the fans of the original seasons grow up and work on the new ones?

It became a retirement home for some really good animators. Also the natural structure of the show allows for off weeks where they can be lazy (Their lazy episodes are better than most shows big budget episodes, it still doesn't make any sense)
bigkrev
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Originally Posted by Seda

ash is 10

It's anime
cntr
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(05-19-2017, 03:35 AM)
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Man, it's kind of funny to realize, when most of us were growing up we probably thought of Pokemon as a series with a bad anime and games with no plot, but kids growing up now are going to know Pokemon for its great anime and its complicated jrpg-ass plot.

Originally Posted by Man God

It became a retirement home for some really good animators. Also the natural structure of the show allows for off weeks where they can be lazy (Their lazy episodes are better than most shows big budget episodes, it still doesn't make any sense)

Huh. That's actually kind of nice.
Man God
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(05-19-2017, 03:39 AM)
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Also as an old fogey who has seen the anime front to back more than I care to admit Pokémon also looked good and was well written for it's first series. It looked fine in Johto as well but the writing really slipped and it slowly started to look bad as they got into more digital methods with the Ruby/Sapphire series and beyond.

The absolute low point of the anime, ironically enough, is the season before XY started. A filler season to bridge the gap between the Unova league and XY. It starts to look okay by the end as they figure some things out but it is the absolute bottom barrel for the writing.
PapaGreg95
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(05-19-2017, 03:48 AM)
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Hey is anyone reading the Promised Neverland, its a new manga by Shonen jump and I personally think its really well written
Ray Down
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(05-19-2017, 03:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Moaradin

Pokemon definitely stepped it up in the last few years. It looked like garbage for most of its run. They've been pushing digital animation a lot and it's definitely paying off.

If only Toei could for OP...

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