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CanisWolfred

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/12/20/video-latest...

All that praise for Sunrise and they remind me that they love to tell the same story over and over again. I swear I've read the synopsis in this supposedly all new show 100 times before. Ugh. And I'm not a fan of the main mech's design - I'd believe it was from the same guy who did the designs for that POS Blassreiter. Oh well, I'll probably still give it a try, along with Majestic Prince, another upcoming Mecha show, and Suisei no Galactica, an upcoming sci-fi show that at least includes mecha. 2013's gonna be a busy year.

Speaking of which, has anybody else seen the new Code Geass OVA, Akito the Exiled? I just wanted to discuss it before my memories of it completely fade.

Also, does anybody know if/when Bandai's On-Demand streams will expire? I ask because I know their Crunchyroll streams expire at the end of the year, but I've thankfully seen all of those. What I'm worried about is missing Gundam UC episode 5, which I was planning on watching in February so it will be fresh in my head when I watch Episode 6, which comes out on March 2nd.

BTW, if you're planning on seeing anof of Bandai's shows on Crunchyroll, now's the time. (though I prefer to watch on their official Youtube channel, but who knows how long that will last)

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Electricmastro

Is Black Lagoon anygood?

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Electricmastro

CanisWolfred wrote:

Electricmastro wrote:

Is Black Lagoon anygood?

Yeah. Honestly, I'm surprised you even had to ask, considering how many videos you've posted of it.

I haven't posted any videos of it.

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CanisWolfred

Electricmastro wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Electricmastro wrote:

Is Black Lagoon anygood?

Yeah. Honestly, I'm surprised you even had to ask, considering how many videos you've posted of it.

I haven't posted any videos of it.

I know someone posted random videos of Black Lagoon...I assumed it was you, but maybe it was Paperluigi now that I think about it. Did you ever have a Pokemon Avatar?

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Electricmastro

CanisWolfred wrote:

Electricmastro wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Electricmastro wrote:

Is Black Lagoon anygood?

Yeah. Honestly, I'm surprised you even had to ask, considering how many videos you've posted of it.

I haven't posted any videos of it.

I know someone posted random videos of Black Lagoon...I assumed it was you, but maybe it was Paperluigi now that I think about it. Did you ever have a Pokemon Avatar?

No.

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CanisWolfred

Then it was probably someone else. My bad. Anyways, yeah, it's good. I highly recommend watching it. It's explosive and over the top, yet has its subtleties and can make you think at times. But mostly Revy's just awesome.

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I have a question...
What is Sailor moon even about? A lot of my friends are CRAZY about it but I have never really looked into it. And follow up question... Is it worth watching?

thank you :3

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CanisWolfred

Konata wrote:

I have a question...
What is Sailor moon even about? A lot of my friends are CRAZY about it but I have never really looked into it. And follow up question... Is it worth watching?

thank you :3

Summary, straight from Anime News Network:

One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled Moon Princess. Usagi finds friends that turn out to be destined senshi as well, and together they fight to save the world from the certain doom brought upon by the Dark Kingdom (Queen Beryl, the generals, Metallia).

As for how worth it is is...it depends. Personally, I think it was an okay show that lasted way too long, had too much filler, and has been frequently outdone by its sucessors. However, I hear the Manga is way better - more succinct and focused instead of going long stretches without any real plot. They're also remaking Sailor Moon some time next year, so it may be worth waiting until that shows up, especially if it turns out to be more like the Manga. It's already guaranteed to come to the US in some form.

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Electricmastro wrote:

Is Black Lagoon anygood?

Black Lagoon is both very dark and very violent, but yes, it's also very good.

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Millenia

CanisWolfred wrote:

I'll agree that it's better uncut in Japanese than in English. That said, I was never a big fan of Sailor Moon, or most Magical Girl shows for that matter. That said, I do like the Pretty Cure (PreCure) franchise, which I found to be very much like Sailor Moon, but less controversial, and better enough in nearly every way (not a lot better, but enough) to make it enjoyable for me. Have you ever seen it before? If not, I think you might like it.

I did read that one of the characters in Pretty Cure is voiced by the actress that played Minako (Sailor Venus) in Sailor Moon. I was considering watching solely for that reason. As far as I'm concerned Sailor Moon laid out the blueprint for all modern Magical Girl series, and it doesn't get any better than the original for me. I've just seen clips of other anime and I think how obvious it is where they got their inspiration. Especially when it comes to transformations... my goodness. I've seen my fair share of anime and Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon has had the most impact on me by far.

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Millenia

CanisWolfred wrote:

Konata wrote:

I have a question...
What is Sailor moon even about? A lot of my friends are CRAZY about it but I have never really looked into it. And follow up question... Is it worth watching?

thank you :3

Summary, straight from Anime News Network:

One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled Moon Princess. Usagi finds friends that turn out to be destined senshi as well, and together they fight to save the world from the certain doom brought upon by the Dark Kingdom (Queen Beryl, the generals, Metallia).

As for how worth it is is...it depends. Personally, I think it was an okay show that lasted way too long, had too much filler, and has been frequently outdone by its sucessors. However, I hear the Manga is way better - more succinct and focused instead of going long stretches without any real plot. They're also remaking Sailor Moon some time next year, so it may be worth waiting until that shows up, especially if it turns out to be more like the Manga. It's already guaranteed to come to the US in some form.

That synopsis is only from the first season, haha. There are five seasons that all feature a different set of enemies with different motives. Yes, there are long stretches, but instead of getting right to the point I feel this time allows one to be able to bond and better understand each of the characters. I wouldn't exactly call it filler though, there is something to gain from each episode. I have yet to read the manga, but the general conclusion from SM fans is that is indeed better, but the anime is great in its own right too. I feel that every episode is a gift. I mean look at this group transformation from Sailor Moon S: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pui8thvfB8g It is so fantastic >< Okay enough of me defending Sailor Moon, haha.

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CanisWolfred

Millenia wrote:

That synopsis is only from the first season, haha. There are five seasons that all feature a different set of enemies with different motives.

Minus the specific evil of the day, that summary does work for the entire show. Changing from enemy X to enemy Y but absolutely nothing else in its basic structure changes in the end does not make for a new plot, good sir.

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Millenia

CanisWolfred wrote:

Minus the specific evil of the day, that summary does work for the entire show. Changing from enemy X to enemy Y but absolutely nothing else in its basic structure changes in the end does not make for a new plot, good sir.

I disagree with you. Every season separates itself from the others in their own ways, and each has their own specific themes. However, I do respect your opinion, as I hope that you respect mine.

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DarkNinja9

CanisWolfred wrote:

DarkNinja9 wrote:

Dezner wrote:

Hm, are you watching any current season anime at all? There's a few good ones, I hear.

current season? u mean like one piece,naruto or bleach? cuz not rly unless u have some in mind that u wanna share

He means the current season premiering in Japan, which also happen to be legally streamed on Non-Japanese Websites like Hulu and Crunchyroll. In fact, these days, we get about 90% of what's shown on Japanese TVs! O_O

ah ok well then no sadly idk japanese and not a big fan of subs i know bring on the hate xD but i have watched some subs u wouldnt know any good comedy school type animes? still stuck on looking for one like maid sama school rumble anything good D=

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School comedies... I hear (haven't watched for myself) that K-on is good, although that's probably more moe than comedy. Fruits Basket is alright, although there's less comedy and more romance. Honey and Clover is freaking brilliant, although that's uni/art school and it does delve into drama in the later stages. Ouran... Actually go watch Ouran High School Host Club. You'll probably enjoy that the most

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CanisWolfred

Millenia wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Minus the specific evil of the day, that summary does work for the entire show. Changing from enemy X to enemy Y but absolutely nothing else in its basic structure changes in the end does not make for a new plot, good sir.

I disagree with you. Every season separates itself from the others in their own ways, and each has their own specific themes. However, I do respect your opinion, as I hope that you respect mine.

I don't think you get what I'm saying. None of that changes the basic plot - the framing of the story, the context for rest of the story, which is all a summary really needs to reflect. On top of that, Sailor Moon, no, the entire Super Hero genre is formulaic by nature. Even if they have their differences within the formula, you can still break down each season and find similar events that relate to that formula within. That also applies to many of the episodes within the show. So again, this summary was very appropriate.

And just to clarify, being formulaic is not necessarily be a bad thing. You can technically break down most things into a formula, so I don't see why people should interpret having a formula as bad, as I know some people do.

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