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Hitokage
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(08-05-2012, 07:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Narag

Apocalypse Zero

This was so fucking terrible I can truthfully say Eiken is better. This was so bad I bumped up all my lower scores on MAL so this could reign over the rest of my list alongside the Gundam 00 movie as the only 1 ratings.

This is why you need a Zero rating like ANN does.
madp
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(08-05-2012, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hitokage

I usually prefer to just not think about it. See, until now I had forgotten how Tytania went FUCK YOU to the audience midway through.

I'm trying to think of another anime where I actively rooted for the villains and I'm drawing a blank.
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(08-05-2012, 07:21 AM)
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I'm so glad I don't participate in the IRC suicide death pacts. Back to Penguindrum.
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(08-05-2012, 07:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

Crest and Banner look way too anime and as for LOGH, I already sat through Tytania. :p

Whiskey
Tango
Foxtrot
Hitokage
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(08-05-2012, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by icarus-daedelus

Whiskey
Tango
Foxtrot

It's a shame how he'll never know the mono no aware of Jinto.
firehawk12
Subete no aware
(08-05-2012, 07:30 AM)

Originally Posted by Jexhius

Hey, that should had two good episodes and rickface is always relevant.

The pilot and which other one? lol
(When the video game is better than the TV show, that's really saying something)

Originally Posted by Branduil

Elfen Lied lol

Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

Saying the name is of course a spoiler, so you have been warned; Elfen Lied manga.

Hah.

Originally Posted by Defuser

Not because of that acutally.
She falls in love with the same person twice. That's a fucking kick the gut right there. Worse than kanna.

Wait... that's in SAO? She loses twice? lol

Originally Posted by cajunator

no she's a catgirl. The type with embedded ears. She's a cute character in terms of design, but she's like Chi where she isn't very talkative, so you aren't really engaged by her character. As much as I like Cute for the sake of cute, that character should also contribute something. she's pretty much only window dressing. I was pretty disappointed with that show. Asobi Ni Iku Yo is a million times more fun to watch anyway.
This is the catgirl Nozomi from Mayoi Neko Overrun. Its possible you might be thinking of Nyan Koi.
http://i.imgur.com/6JWRw.jpg

See, I always thought that was just her hair. I mean... she doesn't have a tail, does she?

Originally Posted by Hitokage

It's a shame how he'll never know the mono no aware of Jinto.

Yup. I have no idea who or what that is!
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 07:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Articalys

SAIMECHA UPDATE

Gurren Lagann vs VF-25 Messiah (70.16% vs 29.84%)
Turn A Gundam vs VF-1 Valkyrie (55.2% vs 44.8%)
Zaku II vs Gunbsuter (45.97% vs 54.03%)
Evangelion UNIT 01 vs YF/VF-19 Excalibur (42.86% vs 57.14%)

The reigning champion is knocked out!

Preview for the next round (voting is not up yet):
Gurren Lagann vs Turn A Gundam
Gunbuster vs YF/VF-19 Excalibur

Oh shit it is on. Didn't expect to see the beast knocked out like that.
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

The pilot and which other one? lol
(When the video game is better than the TV show, that's really saying something)

I wonder if this is the first time that that's actually happened?

Also I am shocked to see firehawk actively avoiding classic science fiction anime like LOGH and Crest of the Stars. Considering how little sci-fi anime(without cute girls) gets made I would have thought that you would cling to any port in a storm!
Dresden
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(08-05-2012, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

Wait... that's in SAO? She loses twice? lol

Well, she lusts for her brother but her brother just spends his days crying about his waifu, and then she meets a nice guy online, but then that turns out to be her brother.
Branduil
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(08-05-2012, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dresden

Well, she lusts for her brother but her brother just spends his days crying about his waifu, and then she meets a nice guy online, but then that turns out to be her brother.

I always wonder, are hack writers born that way or are they shaped by their environment?
KO Traveling Hobo
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(08-05-2012, 07:37 AM)
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Am I just mecha-ignorant, or is it really silly that this thing beat Unit 01?
icarus-daedelus
(08-05-2012, 07:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by hosannainexcelsis

It's on my list; I've certainly heard a lot of interesting things about it. I wasn't aware of that business with the VAs; I'm guessing Oshii used them to reference the characters they played in UY?

All this Oshii talk reminds me that I watched Twilight Q while I was away. Maybe I'll write extended impressions one day if I feel like it, but suffice it to say that while the first episode was a uninteresting jumble, Oshii's episode was extremely atmospheric and fascinatingly obscure. I may never look at airplanes the same way.

I don't remember if there are any 1:1 character references, so much as it being more of a general comment on how he felt about it. Maybe, I mean, I could be taking it the wrong way. It's certainly the closest out of all his works to UY in being a sort of romcom, albeit a significantly more twisted and metafictive one. It's also way funnier.

Episode 1 of Twilight Q is some lame time travel love story thing I don't even remember. Episode 2 is like Beautiful Dreamer rejiggered to fit into a half an hour, with less mirth and more planes turning into goddamn flying carp. (Isn't that scene SO weird and amazing?!)
cajunator
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(08-05-2012, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12


See, I always thought that was just her hair. I mean... she doesn't have a tail, does she?

I don't think she did. I would have to watch again, but that show failed me so I don't think I really want to. Pictures of her seem to indicate no. I definitely didnt remember one. You would think they would have at least given her a tail.
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mad Pierrot

I'm trying to think of another anime where I actively rooted for the villains and I'm drawing a blank.

Aim For the Ace! They're all right about Hirmoi, she really DOES suck at tennis.
Hitokage
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(08-05-2012, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

Yup. I have no idea who or what that is!

Protagonist of Crest of the Stars.
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(08-05-2012, 07:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jexhius

Aim For the Ace! They're all right about Hirmoi, she really DOES suck at tennis.

Otowa, the greatest heel of all time.
Thoraxes
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(08-05-2012, 07:47 AM)
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Hayate no Gotoku!! - 00

In the words of Wakamoto-sama:

sabi sabisu~
sabi sabisu~
sabi sabisu~

"Are you ready to die from moe overload?"

Glorious.

firehawk12
Subete no aware
(08-05-2012, 07:47 AM)

Originally Posted by Dresden

Well, she lusts for her brother but her brother just spends his days crying about his waifu, and then she meets a nice guy online, but then that turns out to be her brother.

Jesus fucking Christ. I think I can start hating SAO again.

Originally Posted by Jexhius

I wonder if this is the first time that that's actually happened?

It's gotta be. Unless you want to be cute and say that Arkham City has a better story than The Dark Knight Rises!

Also I am shocked to see firehawk actively avoiding classic science fiction anime like LOGH and Crest of the Stars. Considering how little sci-fi anime(without cute girls) gets made I would have thought that you would cling to any port in a storm!

I'm just going by what I see on wikipedia:


Yes, I'm judging a book by its cover.
And after Tytania, I don't know if I can sit through something that is remotely similar to it. If people talk about politics and they aren't having sex while they're doing it (and it's not The West Wing), then I'm going to be wary.

And hey, I'm the one who is close to finishing up Time Jam here!

---

Space Brothers 19



Serious question - does this count as a fanservice shot? Especially since it wasn't necessary?

Anyway, I think the interesting part of the episode is the whole Sharon flashback. I was starting to wonder if she was just an old maid or in a Boston marriage, but it turns out she has/had a husband. I actually wonder if there's a story there. Either that, I just missed the reference way back when and the revelation was considered common knowledge for the viewer. lol
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 07:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by KO Traveling Hobo


Am I just mecha-ignorant, or is it really silly that this thing beat Unit 01?

There are certainly less Macross fans then, say, Evangelion fans, but in terms of the 'mecha community' I think it's fairy to say that Macross has one of the more dedicated fandoms. I'm not surprised to see them turn out to vote for their favourites in large numbers.
Dresden
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(08-05-2012, 07:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Branduil

I always wonder, are hack writers born that way or are they shaped by their environment?

Probably born.

Originally Posted by KO Traveling Hobo


Am I just mecha-ignorant, or is it really silly that this thing beat Unit 01?

It's silly in that it beat out one of the most iconic mecha in anime, yeah.
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(08-05-2012, 07:48 AM)
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At least Kirito had the good sense to cry about the right waifu. The Perfectu Waifu.

Mawaru-Penguindrum 14:

Wait, what?

WUT

WHAT THE FUCK?!

So Yuri is actually Kayo Police? What the shit is this fuck?
cosmicblizzard
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(08-05-2012, 07:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

Hah.

In the manga, they even have a kid together.

Originally Posted by Mad Pierrot

If this is considered shounen, I think that's indicative of a problem with what is considered to constitute shounen and not a measure of the tameness of Apocalypse Zero's content.

No arguments there. Shounen Champion and Champion Red are really sick magazines and Apocalypse Zero isn't even the most fucked up thing in them. Just take in the fact this is aimed at pre-teen to teenage boys.
firehawk12
Subete no aware
(08-05-2012, 07:49 AM)

Originally Posted by cajunator

I don't think she did. I would have to watch again, but that show failed me so I don't think I really want to. Pictures of her seem to indicate no. I definitely didnt remember one. You would think they would have at least given her a tail.

See, no tail = not a catgirl...

Originally Posted by Hitokage

Protagonist of Crest of the Stars.

I was actually thinking it was a LOGH character. lol

Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

In the manga, they even have a kid together.

Adachi would be proud!
madp
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(08-05-2012, 07:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jexhius

Aim For the Ace! They're all right about Hirmoi, she really DOES suck at tennis.

Hey, man, it was just that nobody could see her POTENTIAL.
firehawk12
Subete no aware
(08-05-2012, 07:50 AM)

Originally Posted by Mad Pierrot

Hey, man, it was just that nobody could see her POTENTIAL.

H. H. H. OH. schools everybody though!
Thoraxes
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(08-05-2012, 07:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier

At least Kirito had the good sense to cry about the right waifu. The Perfectu Waifu.

Mawaru-Penguindrum 14:

Wait, what?

WUT

WHAT THE FUCK?!

So Yuri is actually Kayo Police? What the shit is this fuck?

lol
KO Traveling Hobo
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(08-05-2012, 07:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Branduil

I always wonder, are hack writers born that way or are they shaped by their environment?

Hey, man, Kawahara is just answering the hard questions. "If Gary Stu reaches into the same bag of dripping wet vaginas x amount of times, how likely is he to grab the same one twice?"

I wouldn't expect a philistine such as yourself to understand such refined philosophical storytelling.
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 07:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dresden

It's silly in that it beat out one of the most iconic mecha in anime, yeah.

Evangelion Unit-1 isn't technically a real mecha though, so it should never have been allowed in this competition in the first place.
cajunator
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(08-05-2012, 07:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

See, no tail = not a catgirl...

semantics.
Her mannerisms and appearance in the show was very clearly supposed to be catgirl-like.
Anyway I don't want to argue about that show because its not worth arguing about.
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 07:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

I'm just going by what I see on wikipedia:


Yes, I'm judging a book by its cover.
And after Tytania, I don't know if I can sit through something that is remotely similar to it. If people talk about politics and they aren't having sex while they're doing it (and it's not The West Wing), then I'm going to be wary.

You're right, Crest of the Stars is just shameless trash anyway. The Highschool of the Dead of space opera. Just look at this artwork:

thetechkid
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(08-05-2012, 07:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Branduil

Why are you doing this to yourself?

Because it can't be worse than Star Driver.
KO Traveling Hobo
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Originally Posted by Jexhius

There are certainly less Macross fans then, say, Evangelion fans, but in terms of the 'mecha community' I think it's fairy to say that Macross has one of the more dedicated fandoms. I'm not surprised to see them turn out to vote for their favourites in large numbers.

Ah, that does makes more sense. Thanks.
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 08:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

No arguments there. Shounen Champion and Champion Red are really sick magazines and Apocalypse Zero isn't even the most fucked up thing in them. Just take in the fact this is aimed at pre-teen to teenage boys.

I am fairly certain that this is all Go Nagai's fault.
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(08-05-2012, 08:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jexhius

I am fairly certain that this is all Go Nagai's fault.

Actually, Champion Red is currently running modernized, but still as insane and violent and filled with naked girls, versions of Mazinger Z and Devilman.
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Originally Posted by Jexhius

You're right, Crest of the Stars is just shameless trash anyway. The Highschool of the Dead of space opera. Just look at this artwork:

[IM]http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k574/JexThread/crestofstars.jpg[/IMG]

I'll be honest, Crest of the Stars wouldn't be on my backlog if multiple people here didn't praise it. The character designs are terrible.
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(08-05-2012, 08:06 AM)
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Ro-Kyu-Bu! 12 DEATH

The scene at the very end where Maho makes a wanking motion with her hand while eating an ice cream stick with Subaru really says it all about everything wrong with this show. The constant lolicon pandering completely undermines the at times surprisingly well-done basketball animation, the character development and the feminist undertones to the point of virtual nonexistence. The incredibly awful art style certainly doesn't help with how painfully bad this show can be. There were times where I felt physically ill just watching this and I haven't felt this shitty since re-watching Eiken with the dub or the 8th episode of Kannazuki no Miko which was so terrible I still haven't seen the last 4 episodes. IT'S JUST SO PAINFULLY BAD

Hypothetically speaking, if you were to:
  • remove all of the pandering, and by that I mean every pantyshot, every shower scene, every bathing scene, every clothes changing scene, every scene where the little girls talk about getting together with Subaru, every buttshot. EVERY SINGLE ONE
  • replace the general artstyle with something that didn't look like it was a few steps removed from Kanon 2002
  • replace the voice actor for Hina
  • and focus purely on the basketball and developing the characters

... then maybe this hypothetical show would actually be somewhat decent and enjoyable but unfortunately for me what I watched wasn't this hypothetical show but Ro-Kyu-Bu!, a show that manages to be better than Eiken... but not much better.
Hitokage
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(08-05-2012, 08:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

I'm just going by what I see on wikipedia:


Yes, I'm judging a book by its cover.
And after Tytania, I don't know if I can sit through something that is remotely similar to it. If people talk about politics and they aren't having sex while they're doing it (and it's not The West Wing), then I'm going to be wary.

And hey, I'm the one who is close to finishing up Time Jam here!

If you ever make another pact Crest of the Stars will be the show you watch.
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Originally Posted by wonzo

Ro-Kyu-Bu! 12 DEATH

  • and focus purely on the basketball and developing the characters

... then maybe this hypothetical show would actually be somewhat decent and enjoyable but unfortunately for me what I watched wasn't this hypothetical show but Ro-Kyu-Bu!, a show that manages to be better than Eiken... but not much better.

But they're too young to develop on this show.
Last edited by Thoraxes; 08-05-2012 at 08:17 AM.
Nafe
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Originally Posted by cajunator

Nah, not someone I know personally. However a friend of Sawa is a friend of mine.

I see. The "You joined" comment made it come across that way. So you met them in another thread and directed them to the Anime OT then?

Originally Posted by Dresden

Hyouka 08

  • I'd let her glare at me with those cold eyes any day. Irisu <3

I very much agree with this sentiment. All day any day.

Originally Posted by Hitokage

PonyGAF is also a pretty nice crowd, although not nearly as active as in here.

I've only really read through the odd time. I might visit a bit more often.

My personal favorite is the long version of "Moon Cosmic Power Make Up". The fanfare transition really lifts the song.

It's been kind of interesting seeing everyone's different choices in regards to this.

Haha, well, I certainly understand the desire for anonymity, but I don't entirey understand why some feel it necessary to conceal even general non-identifying info like country. To me, that's still in the area where you can divulge without losing further control of your personal information.

I may be going a bit overboard true. Maybe I'll say more later. Earlier I did reveal one country I'm not from though.

Unless you're the only person in North Korea with an internet connection, of course.

That 120 some pound North Korean fellow lifting 300 some pounds in weightlifting at the Olympics was pretty impressive at least.

I must admit it feels kinda awkward for somebody to come in paying so much attention to my interests and sharing many of them. If you were up to some sinister scheme, then I'd be powerless to stop you.

Me? Up to something?...
I'm just happy to find people that share my interests. No one often knows what I'm even talking about most of the time. For gaming I'm a big fan of bullet hell style shooters and I was talking to someone I see pretty often and they didn't even know what they were never mind talking about specific titles :(

For anime I get the "Oh, you like anime..." routine quite often if it's brought up. If they do like anime they maybe only know fairly mainstream titles like Dragonball or Bleach

....like this. That avatar was too adorable.

Some people switch avatars but maybe have one or defaults they go back to. Well, Minako will be that way for me. She'll definitely return.

Originally Posted by Branduil

Who, Nafe? Never.

Exactly. Hitokage is such a talented person, I know I can always rely on someone like him...

cajunator
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(08-05-2012, 08:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Branduil

I'll be honest, Crest of the Stars wouldn't be on my backlog if multiple people here didn't praise it. The character designs are terrible.

Its good. Don't let the strange art style deter you. It is one of the strangest I have seen though.
madp
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

No arguments there. Shounen Champion and Champion Red are really sick magazines and Apocalypse Zero isn't even the most fucked up thing in them. Just take in the fact this is aimed at pre-teen to teenage boys.

Maybe I would have found all of this highly amusing instead of disgusting when I was twelve. I've well and truly forgotten what it was like to be young, I think.

Originally Posted by firehawk12

H. H. H. OH. schools everybody though!

Imagine how good she'd be if only someone had given her the memo that you hit the ball with your racket and not your face.
cajunator
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(08-05-2012, 08:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafe

I see. The "You joined" comment made it come across that way. So you met them in another thread and directed them to the Anime OT then?

Some people switch avatars but maybe have one or defaults they go back to. Well, Minako will be that way for me. She'll definitely return.

Yup. Ohlawl was posting in the Wiiu thread. But posting in gaming is a scary, dangerous thing so I tried to nudge to calmer water and relative safety of animeGAF.

I am glad you will bring back Minako eventually. Can never have too much Minako.
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(08-05-2012, 08:19 AM)
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I'll be honest, when I borrowed the DVD set of Crest of the Stars, It took me a while to sit down and watch it because of the cover art. Once I put the first disk in, I was hooked, and lead to the inspiration of my username 2-years later...
And

And after Tytania, I don't know if I can sit through something that is remotely similar to it. If people talk about politics and they aren't having sex while they're doing it (and it's not The West Wing), then I'm going to be wary.

While politics are a major part of the series, there's more to it than that!
cosmicblizzard
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(08-05-2012, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jexhius

I am fairly certain that this is all Go Nagai's fault.

Yeah, probably.

Originally Posted by Mad Pierrot

Maybe I would have found all of this highly amusing instead of disgusting when I was twelve. I've well and truly forgotten what it was like to be young, I think.

It would probably make me vomit when I was 12. Now, I'm just so desensitized to the stuff that I don't think any kind of manga or anime would make me squeamish and I just find any kind of ridiculously over the top gorey sexy stuff amusing and funny. The one exception (I assume since I'll never read it) is High School Girl in Concrete. I draw the line at horrific real life events being depicted in a guro manga.
Jexhius
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(08-05-2012, 08:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafe

I may be going a bit overboard true. Maybe I'll say more later. Earlier I did reveal one country I'm not from though.

One down, 205 to go!
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(08-05-2012, 08:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Thoraxes

But they're too young to develop on this show.



i was gonna watch Apocalypse Zero after this but now I don't think I can stomach it
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(08-05-2012, 08:27 AM)
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Bleach 265

Filler of the filler arc is finally over.

Learn about that we all need to work together with our sword spirits whatever that means.

Renji doesn't job. Arc redeemed?
cajunator
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(08-05-2012, 08:28 AM)
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Apocalypse Zero looks like one of those endurance animes. I'll watch it if I can.
Not anytime soon though.
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(08-05-2012, 08:29 AM)
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Space Bros. 19
Yawnfest. Too much happening outside of the here and now, which didn't really move anywhere over the entire episode.
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Mawaru-Penguindrum 15:

Okay, so seriously. No, seriously. Seriously. Come on guys, seriously.

Did you really re-make Steins;Gate with different characters and just threw in a bunch of random symbolism and metaphysical and philosophical shit to thinly disguise it? This is really what all that shit is actually about? Someone please tell me this isn't seriously what it's about. When's Okarin going to show up, anyways?

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