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CanisWolfred

I'm in the mood for watching...pretty much anything. So how about somebody tosses something my way and I'll give it a go? I promise I won't be picky. Just so long as it's not sick and morbid that'll leave me with nightmares for the rest of my life like Elfin Lied, When They Cried, or End of Evangelion.

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John_1029 wrote:

I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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DarkNinja9

CanisWolfred wrote:

I'm in the mood for watching...pretty much anything. So how about somebody tosses something my way and I'll give it a go? I promise I won't be picky. Just so long as it's not sick and morbid that'll leave me with nightmares for the rest of my life like Elfin Lied, When They Cried, or End of Evangelion.

lol aww how come elfin lied gave you nightmares? to gory? but since i couldnt find a anime to watch i ended up finding one called "his and hers circumstances" its a 1999 anime xP but seems alright funny to

thats all i got so far =[

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Toonami Saturday night!

Bleach - Repeat. Missed it.

Naruto - Missed it.

ThunderCats - Things seem to be moving along smoothly. This episode seemed pretty par for the course.

*Samurai 7 - OK, so the bandits have been defeated, & the village protected (which was kinda sorta the whole point of the show), but they're still moving with the show. Okay, I guess.

Sym-Bionic Titan - I've grown to actually like this quite a bit. I just love how Octus acts in social situations.

Eureka 7 - Getting a little weird here (although it's been heading this way for some time). The whole mountain blowing up was pretty cool, though.

Tenchi Muyo GXP - It's finally starting to get into that classic Tenchi mold (took it way too long), although the story isn't nearly on the same level as the classic series'.

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CanisWolfred

I forgot how good the musical score was in Gundam Unicorn. I'm not even a big fan of musical scores, even the ones in Gundam, but I could listen to this all day!

Does anybody know of any other good anime scores?

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John_1029 wrote:

I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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CanisWolfred

Intrepid wrote:

In the span of 20 hours nonstop I have just watched the entire 1st season (25 episodes) of Sword Art Online (SAO), and I must say it is my favorite anime. Has anyone else seen it?

Really? Even the second half? Everyone I know who was watching it said it got really boring and should've stopped by episode 14. I'm surprised. What did you like about it?

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John_1029 wrote:

I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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DarkNinja9

CanisWolfred wrote:

"Too gory" is putting it lightly. That show was down right cruel.

rly? i just thought there was to much blood and crazy how they can just cut parts like that xP

but i thought higurashi no koro ni was cruel and crazy o.O

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Intrepid wrote:

In the span of 20 hours nonstop I have just watched the entire 1st season (25 episodes) of Sword Art Online (SAO), and I must say it is my favorite anime. Has anyone else seen it?

Brofist I really enjoyed it. It's for sure in my top 10.

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Intrepid

CanisWolfred wrote:

Intrepid wrote:

In the span of 20 hours nonstop I have just watched the entire 1st season (25 episodes) of Sword Art Online (SAO), and I must say it is my favorite anime. Has anyone else seen it?

Really? Even the second half? Everyone I know who was watching it said it got really boring and should've stopped by episode 14. I'm surprised. What did you like about it?

Prepare for a long read.

Yeah, the second arc wasn't as good, but still enjoyable. I liked how they really brought in so many elements and terms from RPGs, and created a story that was very unique. While it is a concept that has been done many times before (dying in a game world means dying for real), SAO still managed to make it fresh. I liked how over the course of two years in real life, the human players went from utter chaos and confusion to adjusting to the game world and organizing themselves, working to methodically clear all 100 floors of the tower and achive the impossible: escape back home. It is very difficult, and the characters experience grief and loss along the way. The world they inhabit is also very aestheticly pleasing, and while the characters are imprisioned within the virtual world, it doesn't feel that way, as the evironments within are so radically different that is seems the characters have the freedom to travel and do as they please.

From there though, the main thing that kept me watching was the relationship between Kirito and Asuna. It felt very genuine, and their devotion to each other was very heartwarming. Their feelings for each other transcended the "fakeness" of the virtual world and became real, and you end up wanting to root for them. This is evident in episodes 10 & 11, and also in the 2nd arc, where Kirito went to great lengths to infiltrate the World Tree. 

That also delves into another part of why I like this series: The character's motivations. Some characters are looking out only for themselves, some feel obligated to help because they are high leveled, some want to live in the virtual world instead, some want to kill other players for the sheer fun of it, and Kirito and Asuna are driven be the desire to protect each other, placing their parner's needs first, and their own needs and those of others second, something that has not been  mirrored by any of the other characters, and with so many reasons to press on in the face of dispair, the series is essentially asking the viewer "why". What drives someone to fight? Power? Love? Friendship? Home? Entrapment? EXP? Loot? The list goes on and on.

This does not limit itself to the players, but to the gamemaster, Kayaba Akihiko, as well. He had no reason to do this to these people, no ulterior motive, other than the sole reason that he enjoyed doing so. To create a world that he could manipulate at will and have the power to do anything to it. While this isn't as complex or intricate as other anime plots, it doesn't need to be, as it is perfectly believeable, and while this means that there isn't as much emphasis on plot, it does not by any means mean that the story suffers. In fact, this only adds to the mystery in the story, as the player characters view him as a mad man and try to understand why he did this to them. The series likes to focus on the psychology of people a lot, and that only adds to make it a deeper experience.

There are a few things that bother me about the series, but they are few and far between, and hardly hamper the experience. This would be that Kirito relies on physical force and brute strengh a little too much, and that they don't spend as much time showing or dealing with the real world. The real world is very dark and drab, and I feel that was done on purpose to contrast the vibrant environment within SOA. Some more backstory and a better look at their world would be nice, and I think that is being addressed as the series moves on.

I did not intend, when I first started to write this, to make it as long and in-depth as it became, but this only goes to demonstrate how much I came to like the series, and I would recommend it to anyone who has not given it a chance. At this point there are only 25 episodes, but you don't need to watch the 2nd story arc if you don't want. Episodes 1-14 is sufficient, but those who end up liking it may want to continue watching to see the characters reunite in the real world.
So those are my thoughts. Anyone who has seen it who agrees or has a differing opinion I would like to hear, and to those who havent, you should give it a chance. It is a wonderful series.

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Detective Conan Movie 16 was fun. Kinda ridiculous at points but fun.

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CanisWolfred

@Interpred

Thanks for the long explanation, though I'll admit it took me all day to read. I'll definitely get to Sword Art Online some time soon, though I'll probably stop at episode 14. No offense, but even you couldn't make the second half sound that appealing.

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John_1029 wrote:

I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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Intrepid

CanisWolfred wrote:

@Interpred

Thanks for the long explanation, though I'll admit it took me all day to read. I'll definitely get to Sword Art Online some time soon, though I'll probably stop at episode 14. No offense, but even you couldn't make the second half sound that appealing.

That's fine. I wouldn't try to convince you to watch the second arc, as even I didn't find it as enjoyable, but maybe watch ep 25. At this point in time it is assumed to be the finale (even though there is still a lot of source material from the light novels), so it brings a lot of closure to the series. For those characters that you don't recognize, it is pretty easy to figure out who the villan is and who the allies were.

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DarkNinja9

well i started watching mayo chiki seems good so far anyone seen it?

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DarkNinja9 wrote:

well i started watching mayo chiki seems good so far anyone seen it?

Didn't you say that you didn't like fanservice? hahaha

Anyway there's nothing wrong with watching a fluff series once in a while, if that's what makes you happy ^^
reminds me of that time I watched Shuffle!, although I was mostly laughing at it rather than with it. Also, tell no one that I watched Shuffle.

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Magikarp wrote:

DarkNinja9 wrote:

well i started watching mayo chiki seems good so far anyone seen it?

Didn't you say that you didn't like fanservice? hahaha

Anyway there's nothing wrong with watching a fluff series once in a while, if that's what makes you happy ^^
reminds me of that time I watched Shuffle!, although I was mostly laughing at it rather than with it. Also, tell no one that I watched Shuffle.

well yes and no i hate the ones that over do it and its just that for that for 24/26 episodes(girls bravo -_-) this one seems ok not passing the line i guess

lol nothing wrong with shuffle

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CanisWolfred

There's plenty wrong with Shuffle. You should be ashamed, Magikarp. J/k...about the ashamed part. It's still a pretty bad show, but I guess it'd be fun to laugh at.

When it comes to fluffy junkfood shows, I find there are better options than harem shows. Ben-To (watched this raw at first and had as good a grasp of the plot as when I switched to subtitles), Dragonauts (it's so bad, yet so fun), Highschool of the Dead (I MAED A ANIMU W1TH Z0MB13S IN IT!!!1!), and Strike Witches (The entire fate of the Earth is in the hands of bubbly school girls with Jets on their legs. BRILLIANT), all at least have some kind of plot to it, silliness that's more varied (to some degree), and they have over-the-top action scenes (that are actually fun to watch) in case you get bored with all that. Most harem shows I've seen lack any interesting action, not much plot, little action, and comedy that relies heavily on the Harem elements (odd character dynamics, main man's shyness, thinly vailed sex jokes, etc.) and kinda becomes one-note rather quickly. Honestly, I can't see myself ever watching another one anytime soon, no matter how bored I get.

Not to say I'm an expert on the subject. I think I've only seen 5 or 6 harem shows in my lifetime that weren't Tenchi, and I've never seen any of them through to the end. If fact, I can't say I've ever stayed with one long enough to see whether or not the characters develop, which I hear from Harem fans is the best part of those types of shows. Not that I'd ever find these characters believeable or relateable, nor would it be enough to keep me watching...

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I really hope the Code-Name NX is not a sandwich oven.

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JustAnotherUser

People of the UK.
Dragon Ball Z Kai airing on Kix.
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If you can watch it (or sky+) and support anime airing in the UK.

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