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RR529

Aldnoah Zero (Netflix)

Story/Characters - Mecha series set in an alternate reality where the moon landing lead to the discovery of the advanced technology of a dead Martian civilization, where war breaks out between a revived Martian Empire (founded by the scientists who first colonized the planet) and the Earth, and the local guys & gals are heavily outgunned. In terms of plot it doesn't really do anything new (actually, season one even sort of reminded me of Iron Blooded Orphans with their basic goal), but it's not bad by any means & does it's job, and I really appreciated the focus on winning by strategy over insurmountable odds. None of the main cast really stood out to me (other than maybe Yuki), but I didn't dislike anyone either. My only disappointments were that we never really learned the history behind the Mars civilization, and I wish Inaho & Aseylum found a way to be together.

Animation/Art - Everything really looks nice & clean, and the action really shines. I loved the design of the Earth's catifracts (the mechs), especially the green glow of the computer monitors on the inside (call me old fashioned, but I've always loved that look), while Mars' were more hit & miss, especially since they often were centered around some gimmick that didn't always seem exactly practical.

Music/VA - Seemed to fit the tone, and while it got me pumped from time to time, I'm really not the best person to discuss music in general. Watched it dubbed for convenience, as dubs never bothered me.

Content Guide (None, Low, Mid, High, Extreme)

Language: Mid - Nothing too crass. About the same level as your typical JRPG.

Violence: Mid - It is a war series afterall. Nothing too gruesome or gory, but it does feature it's fair share of blood (streaming down one's face, or pooling at a gunshot wound type stuff).

Sex/Nudity: Low - There's two or three shower/bath scenes throughout the series, but nothing is shown, and I don't think they were presented in a fanservicy way (in fact, the first one is quite a serious scene). There's a beach scene at the start of season 2, but again, it's about as tame as you could expect.

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Spoony_Tech

Anybody watch the newly released Death Note on netflix yet? Just got done watching it and they couldn't have done a better job casting L. While I didn't like some of the changes it still was a good movie and worth the watch.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Krull

@Spoony_Tech Good to hear! I can't quite bring myself to watch an Americanised Death Note, even though I like the idea of Willem Dafoe voicing Ryuk. I just fear it would ruin my memories of watching the anime. Netflix are pretty good, though, so I'm sure they've done it some justice.

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kkslider5552000

crimsontadpoles wrote:

Death Note isn't my favourite anime, but it's one of those shows that I think is very hard to improve upon.

I mean, if they aired the first 20 or so episodes again except changed it to that SPOILER doesn't die and continued from there, literally everyone would agree it would've been better so...

Bioshock is 10 years old. Let's play through its horrific environment and see why its so beloved!
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Krull

kkslider5552000 wrote:

crimsontadpoles wrote:

Death Note isn't my favourite anime, but it's one of those shows that I think is very hard to improve upon.

I mean, if they aired the first 20 or so episodes again except changed it to that SPOILER doesn't die and continued from there, literally everyone would agree it would've been better so...

Ha, that might work. Or keep the ending of the first series of Death Note and END IT THERE. Not the most disappointing second series of any anime I've ever seen, but it really did fall off a cliff.

In other news, I'm thoroughly enjoying Kill La Kill. Felt a bit like it was struggling with ADHD to start with, but it's very funny. Cheers for all the feedback from everyone.

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RR529

Blame! (Netflix Original)

Let me preface this by saying I have no previous experience with the series, however, from my limited research I understand this film is more of a side story. With that said, I'll be looking at the movie as a standalone entity.

It's biggest positive is that it's a real visual stunner. It's a dark world, but a pretty unique take on the machine apocalypse theme, and it's fully realized thanks to the extreme attention to detail. The effects from Killy's Gravity Disruption whatever gun were particularly a sight to behold, and the action in general was very well done. The only drawback to the visuals are that as a CGI anime, the human characters can appear stiff at times.

However, other than it's gorgeous art, there's not much else here. The basic plot isn't bad, but it doesn't really do anything new either. I couldn't care less about the characters (I felt like there were too many of them, and while I know they did this so they could kill off a fair number of them, the result is that the mains aren't very developed), especially Killy who has NO personality whatsoever.

You may find more to like in it if you know about the main series, and it's decent enough that it's probably worth a once over for fans of sci-fi anime, but I didn't think it was anything too special.

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Phazon

@Chalupa >Watching garbage like dbs

also, care to ban me joeynator?

Since your "high and mighty" a.k.a modding for free.

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Spoony_Tech

@Joeynator3000 @Phazon Why would you poke the bear? If it's sleeping, let it!

John 8:7 He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.

MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Phazon

@Spoony_Tech

Because he's just another person behind a pc screen.

He can be easily demoted/promoted at will.

Besides, I can get away with whatever I want cause it's the interwebz right?

That seems to be the new ongoing trend nowadays.

Phazon

FriedSquid

Phazon wrote:

@Spoony_Tech

Because he's just another person behind a pc screen.

He can be easily demoted/promoted at will.

Besides, I can get away with whatever I want cause it's the interwebz right?

That seems to be the new ongoing trend nowadays.

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Phazon

@FriedSquid of course I can be here

I'm contradicting, just like the rest of you.

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CanisWolfred

Guys, we have an ignore button for a reason. With that said, don't be afraid to hit the report button before you do, if it's that serious.

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Phazon

CanisWolfred wrote:

Guys, we have an ignore button for a reason. With that said, don't be afraid to hit the report button before you do, if it's that serious.

so instead of sorting out the problem and dealing with the issue, there's always the option to ignore.

Hey, just like real life nowadays.

We might as well be digitized into the internet.

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Chalupa

@Phazon it's called not letting the negativity get to you. At the moment all you are doing is spreading negativity so it would be best if people ignored you. Like you said it's the internet, which on the internet it's easy to click off of a page if you see something that displeases you. If it was a serious issue like someone getting harassed then that is when the matter should be addressed.

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Phazon

Chalupa wrote:

@Phazon it's called not letting the negativity get to you. At the moment all you are doing is spreading negativity so it would be best if people ignored you. Like you said it's the internet, which on the internet it's easy to click off of a page if you see something that displeases you. If it was a serious issue like someone getting harassed then that is when the matter should be addressed.

Says the guy who watches the cancer that is dragon ball super

by the way, i've "ignored" you, have fun debating that

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Spoony_Tech

@Octane Need some modding in here.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

I'm memory of @Mr_Trill_281 (rip) 3-25-18

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CanisWolfred

Phazon wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Guys, we have an ignore button for a reason. With that said, don't be afraid to hit the report button before you do, if it's that serious.

so instead of sorting out the problem and dealing with the issue, there's always the option to ignore.

Hey, just like real life nowadays.

We might as well be digitized into the internet.

Actually, that's why I suggested using the report button, so the mods are made aware of your 3rd grade-level harassment in this thread. The ignore button then ensures that we don't have to read any further posts you make until the mods take care of the matter.

Speaking of which: I think I'll utilize my own advice this time.

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Spoony_Tech

@CanisWolfred I did that like 5 hours ago and that's why I posted twice now after I deleted my last comment. I keep on knocking but no one is listening. Must be Sunday problems.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

I'm memory of @Mr_Trill_281 (rip) 3-25-18

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