What Anime Are You Currently Viewing?

Posted by: BobD

What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/02/08 02:21 PM

Always like to keep abreast of what others in the community are watching. So how about it? What title do you have in the player at the moment?

I'm currently watching Kanon volume 5.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/02/08 09:48 PM

Sailor Moon - season 2 (Sailor Moon R)

I started this months ago but can't find the time to finish. I'm years behind what everyone else is watching. I've recently finished City Hunter, Cyber Formula, and Melody of Oblivion.
Posted by: nails

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/02/08 10:33 PM

Hand Maid May, never finished it.
Posted by: lp_harley

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/03/08 01:14 AM

Last dvd in Fate/Stay night, then on to ergo proxy
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/03/08 01:34 AM

ummmmm, currently own but need to watch

Mushishi *still have vol 6 to watch*
Hell Girl *still have vol 4, 5, 6 to watch*
Witchblade *still have vol 6 to watch*
eureka seven *still have vol 11, 12 to watch*
xxxHolic *still have vol 1, 2 to watch*
Death Note *still have vol 4 to watch*
AMG! FF *still have vol 5, 6 to watch*
Kanon *still have vol 4 to watch need to buy vol 5*
Naruto *still have box 6, 7 to watch*
Master Keaton *still have vol 5, 6, 7, 8 to watch*
Le Chevalier D'Eon *still have vol 4, 5, 6 to watch*
Rosen Maiden *still have vol 2, 3, 4 to watch* would like to have more of this on the stack, hint hint hint

In fansubs I am currently watching
Baccano!
ToLOVERU
Kamen no Maid Guy *yeah, really, but I don't know why either*
Mnemosyne
I have various episodes of all of them downloaded unwatched at the moment.

That’s what I am watching between working, working on my show truck, working on my car, and playing on the internet. WOOT!
Posted by: something

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/03/08 06:45 AM

Uhhh good question. Currently watching 19 unlicensed shows (16 from the Spring 2008 season), buying 20 ongoing licensed series on R1 DVD, and awaiting 17 more series that are licensed for R1 but don't have a disc out yet. My DVD backlog is 385 discs, but I can't count them all as "currently watching". 267 of those discs have episodes I'd already seen before the show was licensed, 118 are completely new to me.

So... in terms of DVD, I tend to marathon things when I have all the discs rather than watch disc by disc. The gap between is too long. So I'm only usually "currently watching" an R1 series for the day or three it takes to watch the discs, and I'm not currently on one at the moment. There's a lot of stuff I've been considering rewatching though.

The one show I'm watching that's already completely aired in Japan (all the rest are ongoing) is Futatsu no Spica (Twin Spica), which is a nice little show with pretty much no budget from 2003. I've seen 12 of the 20 eps. It's just the kind of thing I think would fit in with TRSI... still, although I say that, there are a lot of other shows I'd prefer TRSI license first, but this one wouldn't be bad.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/03/08 07:47 AM

let's see. i am currently watching, in no particular order, licensed and unlicensed:

solty rei
salyers try (again. for the nth time)
ge999 tv
queen millenia tv
captain harlock tv 1978 and ssx
hatenkou yuugi
saint october
zettai karen children
candy boy
real drive
crystal blaze
YUA ssn 2
gokusen 3
aria the origination
amatsuki
blue drop
allison and lillia
code-e
cutie honey 73
grenadier (rewatching)
azumanga daioh (rewatching)
daughter of twenty faces
d gray man
dirty pair tv
druaga no to
floral magician mary bell
five spies
fushigi boshi no futago hime
galileo
golgo 13 original tv
gurren lagann
heidi
hime-chan's ribbon
kaiketsu zorori
les miserable
little princess sara
macross zero
mnemosyne
mononoke
persona trinity soul
red photon zillion
soul eater
suteki tantei labyrinth
the snow queen
toshokan sensou
trapp family story
yamato ssn 2
xxxHolic Kei

and prolly a few others i am forgetting at the moment :P
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/04/08 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
solti rei...
...
...
...
... xxxHolic Kei

More power to you! I couldn't keep track of that many anime at once, especially those with convoluted plots. I'm comfortable watching around 9 series at a time. (^_^)
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/04/08 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
More power to you! I couldn't keep track of that many anime at once, especially those with convoluted plots. I'm comfortable watching around 9 series at a time. (^_^)


it's a talent born from a lifetime of watching tons of tv, reading tons of books, and being totally absorbed in what i'm passionate about.
it could also be an obsessive affliction...
but who's keeping track of such silly things :P
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/04/08 07:33 PM

A true otaku grin




currently for me :

Allison and lillia
Amatsuki
Itazura na kiss
Real Drive

Re-watching :

Minami ke
Seirei no Moribito
Spice and Wolf
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/04/08 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
A true otaku grin


~bows~ why thank you. thank you very much laugh
i cannot wait to pick up Serei no Moribito when it gets released. fabulously amazing anime.

i love your signature quote from Natsumi. it reflects one of my fav Ron White stand-up bits which sums up as "You can't fix stupid. Stupid is forever."
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/04/08 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
A true otaku grin


~bows~ why thank you. thank you very much laugh
i cannot wait to pick up Serei no Moribito when it gets released. fabulously amazing anime.

i love your signature quote from Natsumi. it reflects one of my fav Ron White stand-up bits which sums up as "You can't fix stupid. Stupid is forever."


You're welcome! grin

I agree. Seirei no Moribito was an awesome show. I was reluctant to try it at first, but when i started it i loved it. However it seems like it's taking forever to get a street date!!

Natsumi just has a way with words don't she? laugh
Posted by: tronryan

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/06/08 01:10 AM

Well currently i am in the process of adding the Guyver vol. 1-7 to my collection, i am watchin vol. 5. Im also watchin Kurau Phantom Memory Currently on Vol 3.

[img:center]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/elewin/Guyver2.jpg[/img]
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/06/08 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Natsumi just has a way with words don't she? laugh


indeed she does smile
yeah. no solid street date for SnM sucks doodoo frown
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/06/08 09:18 PM

Rewatching Full Metal Panic at the moment. smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/09/08 07:23 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Rewatching Full Metal Panic at the moment. smile


FMP was only so-so for me, though it has been a few years since i watched it so maybe i'd have a diff opinion watching it now.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/11/08 06:05 PM

FMP was ok for me as well, FUMOFFU was really funny. Let's see...I'm watching Tenjho Tenge, Scrapped Princess. I'm almost done with those two then I'm gonna watch maybe the Banner of the Stars (both serises) maybe even finish Neo Ranga and Final Fantasy Unlimited.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/11/08 06:42 PM

Galaxy Angel, Jenki:Extend, Wedding Peach, Vandred Second Stage, Sakura Wars
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/11/08 09:13 PM

Started GITS-TV. Haven't seen that for awhile. Also going to watch AMG-movie ( need my Belldandy blush).
Posted by: Raiden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/15/08 08:41 PM

Right now I'm re-watching Dragon Ball Z (started buying those uncut box sets), as well as RahXephon, Code Geass, and I have Noein on the way.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/16/08 08:59 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Started GITS-TV. Haven't seen that for awhile. Also going to watch AMG-movie ( need my Belldandy blush).


for me, it's all about Urd smile
AMG is a like/dislike relationship for me. i really enjoy the majority of the characters, but after a while, keiichi and belldandy's relationship really starts to drive me up the wall. either make it official and get on with it, or break up, or let the other characters take over the show.

ironically, i really really enjoyed the mini goddesses anime cause it was short, cute, fun fluff with almost no K&B merry-go-round.

of kosuke fujishima's works, i enjoy YUA best, and thankfully, the nakajima and miyuki relationship is more of a side gag then anything else.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/16/08 01:13 PM

My feelings exactly on AMG. I watched the first season pretty fast and loved it. After I started watching the 2nd season it just became harder and harder to find myself motivated to stick in the next DVD because it was the same thing over and over and over and over. I still have not opened up vol 5 or 6
Posted by: crawlspace

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/17/08 08:08 AM

Not counting preorders for things not yet released...

Recently completed:
-Stellvia
-El Cazador de la Bruja
-Princess, Princess (which was hilarious, btw)
-Kashimashi

Watching as the Discs come in:
-Strawberry Panic
-Kyoshiro

In the Que:
-Simoun
-Cowboy Bebop (multiple rewatch for me, trying to get my better half past episode 2...)
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/19/08 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Started GITS-TV. Haven't seen that for awhile. Also going to watch AMG-movie ( need my Belldandy blush).


for me, it's all about Urd smile


You like trouble, huh? laugh (kidding)
True she does add a little spice to the show. Though i love the show, i have to agree they should move Bell and Keiichi's relationship forward a little more.
Also NEED MORE Lind eps. FIghting Wings OVA wasn't enough!! cry (now THERE'S a goddess)
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/20/08 06:57 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
You like trouble, huh? laugh (kidding)


well, i do have a tshirt that says "trouble finds me" which is pretty much true. i dun want nor look for it, but somehow the s**t finds its way to my fan :P

just watched yet another cliffhanger episode of Mnemosyne. augh! O_O now i gotta wait another month for the next episode. good crack though smile

i'm also on disc 3 of GoLion collection 1 and disc 3 of rewatching Slayers Try for the nth time. w00t!
Posted by: zetagod

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/22/08 02:39 PM

Last night for me was xxxHolic Volume 3 and Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs. My next day off I think it will be Blood+ disc 3 and hopefully Kujiun Vol 2. One of these days I will have to finish Rayearth 2.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/23/08 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By: zetagod
Last night for me was xxxHolic Volume 3 and Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs. My next day off I think it will be Blood+ disc 3 and hopefully Kujiun Vol 2. One of these days I will have to finish Rayearth 2.


how is the new Futurama movie? good?

i'm a huge CLAMP whore, and MKR is one of my fav classic CLAMP works. i love both seasons, though i would say season 1 is my fav of the two.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/23/08 05:10 PM

Watching Lain, Emma, Requiem from the Darkness.
Posted by: adamelekid

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/23/08 06:43 PM

currently in my player is cardcaptor sakura movie 2, then i got the tenchi universe series to watch also i just bought all 200 episodes of sailor moon.... fun for me i guess..
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/23/08 07:11 PM

Originally Posted By: adamelekid
also i just bought all 200 episodes of sailor moon.... fun for me i guess..


mm... sailor moon good smile
after i finish my Slayers rewatch, it may just be time for a BSSM marathon/rewatch. dun forget the movies and OVAs/Specials too. and maybe after BSSM, PGSM for the ultimate Sailor Moon marathon.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/26/08 07:27 PM

Going to re-watch Last Exile.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/26/08 07:29 PM

It might not be one of the more popular titles out there but it is one of my faves. Deff in my top 20. I LOVE the music and mood of last exile.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/26/08 07:40 PM

Same here.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/28/08 12:40 AM

my copy of The THIRD vol. 6 just showed up today. ROCK!!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/28/08 06:57 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Going to re-watch Last Exile.


i loved Last Exile (love Range Murata's artwork), the music was fabulous, and i LOVED Dios. he was my fav character.

and then the last dvd happened, and everything i loved about Last Exile was ruined. my poor Dios. i thought the ending was horrible, which subsequently ruined the series for me -.-
Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 06/30/08 02:18 PM

Right now I am watching Fighting Spirit (thanks to Rightstuf!) on my plasma screen, upscaled to 720p. It looks fantastic and the story is very engaging. I can't stand boxing in real life, but this show makes everything so interesting to watch.

I am also in the middle of Daphne in the Brilliant Blue and the movie Paprika.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/01/08 07:56 AM

Originally Posted By: GuilewasNK
I am also in the middle of Daphne in the Brilliant Blue and the movie Paprika.


i want to see Paprika bad, but i am waiting to buy it on Blu later this year when i get my Blu-Ray player ~drools~
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/01/08 04:49 PM

Paprika was pretty good. Just watched it this past weekend and enjoyed it again.
Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/02/08 10:16 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: GuilewasNK
I am also in the middle of Daphne in the Brilliant Blue and the movie Paprika.


i want to see Paprika bad, but i am waiting to buy it on Blu later this year when i get my Blu-Ray player ~drools~


My sister (who is a casual anime fan at best) saw it on cable a while back and enjoyed it. I told her I had the DVD but only saw a portion of it. I didn't want her to ruin the story for me, she has done that before unintentionally. crazy
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/03/08 08:08 AM

Originally Posted By: GuilewasNK
My sister (who is a casual anime fan at best) saw it on cable a while back and enjoyed it. I told her I had the DVD but only saw a portion of it. I didn't want her to ruin the story for me, she has done that before unintentionally. crazy


i used to hunt down spoilers like crazy on almost all anime i watched back in the day. now though, i like the suspense of not knowing. i will peruse when i want more depth to various symbols and references, but i don't actively seek out story spoilers anymore. in fact, i rather don't like it when someone spoiles something for me, but sometimes i guess it can't be helped.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/05/08 09:14 AM

Anyone see Kurogane Communication? The reviews i've read say it's pretty good. What are your thoughts?
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/06/08 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Anyone see Kurogane Communication? The reviews i've read say it's pretty good. What are your thoughts?


Love It. i've rewatched KC a multitude of times (6 or 7 now) and have the cd soundtrack smile
a very underrated and underappreciated show. KC also has one of the best endings i have seen. very satisfying and brings the whole story full-circle.

so yeah, i guess what i am trying to say is that i recommend Kurogane Communication.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/06/08 11:38 AM

O.K. I'll add it to my list. Thanks.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/07/08 09:04 AM

got major anime swaggage for my bday so new in the que is:
Emma ssn 1
Trinity Blood box set
Moeyo Ken TV complete series
Zeiram the movie (live action)
Hellsing Ultimate dvds 2 & 3 (now i just need to find dvd 1)
Full Moon vol 2

and for live action:
The Devils Backbone
(before Pan's Labyrinth, there was Devils Backbone)
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/07/08 11:21 AM

Besides everything in my review pile (which currently is luckily down to Death Note and Glass Fleet) I've been enjoying Kurenai, Vampire Knight and Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
Posted by: lp_harley

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/07/08 03:06 PM

tactics at work and elemental gelade at home
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/09/08 07:42 PM

Just finished the second season of Ah! My Goddess. Lucky Star 2 has shipped and should be consuming my evening quite soon.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/10/08 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By: lp_harley
tactics at work and elemental gelade at home


how do you get to watch anime at work? o_O
Posted by: lp_harley

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/10/08 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
how do you get to watch anime at work? o_O


I work in nuclear security in a 12 hour shift I spend 4 to 6 hours in a bomb resestant tower with a computer to kill time, so I watch anime on it.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/11/08 06:38 AM

Originally Posted By: lp_harley
I work in nuclear security in a 12 hour shift I spend 4 to 6 hours in a bomb resestant tower with a computer to kill time, so I watch anime on it.


shweet! laugh
just don't press the red button, whatever you d-
*boom*
well, sh*t -.-
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/11/08 06:34 PM

Well, since Lucky Star was delayed in delivery, I've started Agent Akia and Divergence Eve. Despite my general enjoyment of fan service, Divergence Eve is a bit over the top. (pun intended) whistle
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/12/08 09:47 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Well, since Lucky Star was delayed in delivery, I've started Agent Akia and Divergence Eve. Despite my general enjoyment of fan service, Divergence Eve is a bit over the top. (pun intended) whistle


Agent Aika is just good clean ecchi fun. same with Najica, which i enjoyed even more. i haven't watched any Divergence Eve so i can't speak for it.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/12/08 09:51 AM

do yourself a favor and don't. it is rather painful to watch.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/12/08 11:34 AM

Divergence Eve wasn't terrible. I did actually enjoy the first season... I didn't enjoy it much but it was decent for what it was. I can't comment on the second season though.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/12/08 12:10 PM

I've just started on the second season of Divergence EVE, and it has a feel more like the last few episodes of EVA but with more comedy, and fan service. I'm going to start disk 2 when I finish making my rounds on the internet. So far it is looking like they may make something intellectual of the second season.

otakuden,
I picked up Agent Akia because I liked Najica. I was a little worried when the fan service count didn't come a fast as it did in the firs episode of Najica, but it seems to keep a much steadier pace. But who can forget an army of mini-skirt clad maids with guns? And surprisingly the sound track for Najica was very good; though I am a fan of the big band style music anyway.

Here's hoping I get Lucky (Star) from the Mail Man today.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/12/08 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
Divergence Eve wasn't terrible. I did actually enjoy the first season... I didn't enjoy it much but it was decent for what it was. I can't comment on the second season though.


Same here. D.E. wasn't all that bad. The first time i watched it, i didn't realize that the first ep or two was out of sequence. Once past that it moves fairly well. As for the second seaon, it picks right up where the first left off and moves right along with the story.
Posted by: 2otaku

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/12/08 05:43 PM

I am getting rather annoyed at buying dvds just to have the company decide to not finish what they started, ie Saiunkoku, so I am using Netflix. Nice service and tons of titles. Desert Punk, a bit funny but would like the story the get ob with it. There has to be some reason for this. crazy

2otaku
Posted by: flatfour

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/23/08 05:32 PM

Just finished watching clannad, I've also started rewatching Gun x Sword for the 4th time, in my opinion a really underrated show, hoping for a second season or ova or movie but i doubt it. gone the way of outlaw star i guess
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/23/08 08:50 PM

Right now I'm working on Emma, Rose of Versailles, Ranma 1/2 and (to a lesser degree now) Touch. I just haven't had much time for any, though. frown
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/24/08 07:40 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I picked up Agent Akia because I liked Najica. I was a little worried when the fan service count didn't come a fast as it did in the firs episode of Najica, but it seems to keep a much steadier pace. But who can forget an army of mini-skirt clad maids with guns? And surprisingly the sound track for Najica was very good; though I am a fan of the big band style music anyway.


the music in Najica kicks much good pantied butt. i have the import cd soundtrack and it is fabulous. i really enjoyed Najica, and it is mild considering Aika and others when it comes to panty shots. it's like old-school film noire meets light Japanese B-cheese and runs with it to great success, imo. good story. good characters. good plot and ending. and good music. all win-wins in my book smile

divergence eve would be a series i'd borrow from someone to watch before i decided if i wanted to spend me money on it.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/24/08 07:48 AM

i totally forgot jackie had gotten me the xxxHolic/Tsubasa movie combo dvd for me for my bday, so that's in my que to watch tonight. the xxxHoplic movie for sure cause:

1)i love yuuko-san laugh
2)xxxHolic is one of CLAMPS best new works to date
3)yuuko-san and black mokona sake snacking g00dness

i'm really rather unenthused with it comes to Tsubasa. i'd rather just watch Card Captor Sakura smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/24/08 04:11 PM

Picked up Boys Be...So i'll be giving that a try hopefully this weekend.
Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/28/08 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Well, since Lucky Star was delayed in delivery, I've started Agent Akia and Divergence Eve. Despite my general enjoyment of fan service, Divergence Eve is a bit over the top. (pun intended) whistle


Agent Aika is just good clean ecchi fun. same with Najica, which i enjoyed even more. i haven't watched any Divergence Eve so i can't speak for it.


Najica Blitz Tactics is great fun, plus the intro theme is amazing.

I am still continuing to watch Fighting Spirit which has been outstanding so far.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/29/08 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Picked up Boys Be...So i'll be giving that a try hopefully this weekend.


too testosterone centric for me, but it is nice to see a series that deals with a guys crush on a girl and the fumbles guys can go through when trying to confess/get the girl he likes to notice him.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 07/29/08 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Picked up Boys Be...So i'll be giving that a try hopefully this weekend.


too testosterone centric for me, but it is nice to see a series that deals with a guys crush on a girl and the fumbles guys can go through when trying to confess/get the girl he likes to notice him.


I'll take your word for it since i still haven't opened it yet. Started something else that i thought i'd try-Nagasarete Airantou. Though not overly fond of harem shows, i gave this one a try and found a pretty funny show so far...
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/02/08 08:26 AM

Just got in Legend of Lemnear and be giving that a try this weekend.
Posted by: lp_harley

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/02/08 09:57 PM

just started Pani Poni Dash, and I got a friend hear at work watching Berserk.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/03/08 08:15 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just got in Legend of Lemnear and be giving that a try this weekend.


Lemnear is an 80s OVA classic. gorgeous Satoshi Urushihara artwork, and the typical yet enjoyable OVAs frenetic pace. i enjoyed it, and consider it one of my fun guilty pleasures.

tonight...not quite sure. maybe the first Elfen Lied dvd, or continue some of another anime. i'll decide when i get home from work :P
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/03/08 08:54 AM

Originally Posted By: lp_harley
just started Pani Poni Dash, and I got a friend hear at work watching Berserk.


PPD is another anime i gotta get my hands on and watch. so much anime, so little time :P
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/03/08 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Just got in Legend of Lemnear and be giving that a try this weekend.


Lemnear is an 80s OVA classic. gorgeous Satoshi Urushihara artwork, and the typical yet enjoyable OVAs frenetic pace. i enjoyed it, and consider it one of my fun guilty pleasures.
It wasn't all that bad as i've read. Though, at only 45 min,i have to admit that it had potential to be better than it was. A little more backstory would've been nice.

Originally Posted By: otakuden
tonight...not quite sure. maybe the first Elfen Lied dvd, or continue some of another anime. i'll decide when i get home from work :P

If it's not Elfen Lied, Lucy's gonna get you! laugh
Posted by: lp_harley

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/03/08 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden


PPD is another anime i gotta get my hands on and watch. so much anime, so little time :P


so far I'm liking it watched vol. 1 last night, starting vol. 2 in about 30 minutes.
Posted by: L-san

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/04/08 01:04 PM

I've been re-watching my Scrapped Princess DVDs. Currently on volume 3, episode 9. I almost forgot how good this show was. Love the interaction between Pacifica and her siblings. smile

I'll also be starting Fate/Stay Night soon as I just scored copies of volumes 2, 4, and 5. The only F/SN DVD I'm missing at this point is the third volume which for some reason, seems near impossible to find.
Posted by: DDar

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/05/08 12:48 AM

At the local community collage library, I've been rewatching my favorite anime series, " Eureka Seven " It still draws me into the story with all the humor and drama, and romance A mumber one in my book.

I saw that " Gurren-" something or other, the anime artist must've done " Dead Leaves. " too. too funny. and would someone tell me about another anime called uh here and now, here and there?? I may have the title wrong.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/05/08 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: DDar
At the local community collage library, I've been rewatching my favorite anime series, " Eureka Seven " It still draws me into the story with all the humor and drama, and romance A mumber one in my book.


i still haven't watched E7, but it is on my list of must-haves. i'm "patiently" waiting for Bandai to digipack it. soon. please. *sparkles*

Originally Posted By: DDar
I saw that " Gurren-" something or other, the anime artist must've done " Dead Leaves. " too. too funny. and would someone tell me about another anime called uh here and now, here and there?? I may have the title wrong.


Gurren-Lagann is excellent, and probably one of Gainax's best works to-date. same can be said for Gunbuster 2, a worthy successor to the classic and original Gunbuster.

Now and Then, Here and There is an amazing anime, though it is not anywhere a light viewing. i definitely recommend it as a series anyone and everyone should watch and think about. it's also worth a rewatching every now and then, but for myself, i can only do that every few years or so.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/05/08 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Gurren-Lagann is excellent, and probably one of Gainax's best works to-date.


I got to about ep 6/7 and stopped. Just looked...odd. Though i might give it another go later on.

As for what i'm watching now is Battle Angel, 009-1, and probably go back and re-watch Diamond Daydreams.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/06/08 08:59 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I got to about ep 6/7 and stopped. Just looked...odd. Though i might give it another go later on.
As for what i'm watching now is Battle Angel, 009-1, and probably go back and re-watch Diamond Daydreams.


the art style of GL is def unique. i love it, but it could be an acquired taste and some peeps may not just like it.

i could just be weird, too :P

Alita rocks, 009-1 is modern retro awesomeness, and i haven't seen DD.
Posted by: Arcwave

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/14/08 09:17 PM

Greetings! I'm new here. As of the other day, I am currently watching the sub-edition of Hell Girl. I really enjoy it!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/16/08 08:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Arcwave
Greetings! I'm new here. As of the other day, I am currently watching the sub-edition of Hell Girl. I really enjoy it!


welcome!!! laugh
Jigoku Shoujo is excellent. good choice to start hanging out with us on the forums and in this particular thread.

personally, i just finished a 4 day binge of the complete Detective Academy Q tv series, which i loved for its story, characters, and the many veteran seiyuu whom i have grown up with over the years.
~cuddles her Ogata Megumi, Aya Hisakawa, and Kotono Mistuishi (though she did only get a small bit part)~

i've also caught up on Soul Eater and watched the next episode of Daughter of Twenty Faces. omg!!! can this anime get any better?! wait, i bet it can and will. Tome, you my lady, kick ass. ~high 5s~ i think she has moved to the top spot in fav maid. of course, she also just proves my point/theory that in anime beware the maids and butlers for they will kick your butt.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/16/08 11:18 AM

Just started YUA season 2 so that's what i've just started. Also watching Nodame Cantibile, and going to try and start Shana hopefully this weekend.

Anyone see Galaxy Railways? Been checking on this one recently and added it to my wish list.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/17/08 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just started YUA season 2 so that's what i've just started. Also watching Nodame Cantibile, and going to try and start Shana hopefully this weekend.
Anyone see Galaxy Railways? Been checking on this one recently and added it to my wish list.


YUA ssn 2 rocks. i'm about halfway through laugh

as for Galaxy Railways...i'm on the fence. i love all of Matsumoto-san's earlier works, but his newer works have been spotty. i've liked only a few so far of his new incarnations, and one of the ones i did enjoy isn't even available domestically: GE999: Eternal Edition.

it's not easy being a Matsumoto-san slore -.-
but i would trade it for anytning in the world ^_^
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/17/08 11:53 AM

This is the first itme going through YUA season 2 for me and can't wait for more! I wish {i]someone[/i] would just go ahead and liscense the show already...(TRSI/Nozomi) laugh!

Just got in Azumi, going to try that this weekend.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/17/08 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just got in Azumi, going to try that this weekend.


OHMYGOD!!! stop what you are doing and watch Azumi N.O.W. cool laugh grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/17/08 10:14 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Just got in Azumi, going to try that this weekend.


OHMYGOD!!! stop what you are doing and watch Azumi N.O.W. cool laugh grin


So... i take it that you liked it?

The second one should be coming in this week. And,yes, Azumi can kick butt (and still look good in the process!)! laugh
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/18/08 07:16 AM

Since Connecticon I have unfortunately been so swamped with work and life that I haven't had too much of a chance to watch much of anything.

I am, hoever one disc into Emma and I'm currently loving it, though for some reason I'm not too optimistic about a happy ending. ^_^; I hope I'm wrong, though.

I do need to work on the old backlog (link below) any suggestions on what to watch next?
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/18/08 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
I am, however one disc into Emma and I'm currently loving it, though for some reason I'm not too optimistic about a happy ending. ^_^; I hope I'm wrong, though.


there's always season 2 laugh

Quote:
I do need to work on the old backlog (link below) any suggestions on what to watch next?


hm... ~peeks at backlog~

for one, why am i seeing unwatched Miyazaki on your backlog O_o
def take care of the Miyazaki stat! also, since you only have one dvd of Chance Pop Session left, i'd watch that because the anime ends beautifully. it's a rather unappreciated anime, imo. also hit up Jubei-chan - excellent hilarious and very serious ninja hijinks.

for my own personal backlog, i'm going to hit up Kannazuki no Miko today and wrap that baby up smile
Posted by: Just_In

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/18/08 07:01 PM

First Post! I'm currently hooked on Spice And Wolf.

The manga is great and I'm just starting the anime. Any news on it? Spoilers are welcomed :]
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/19/08 07:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Just_In
First Post! I'm currently hooked on Spice And Wolf.

The manga is great and I'm just starting the anime. Any news on it? Spoilers are welcomed :]


you'll love it! and Welcome!!!
~pocky for your first post~ smile

i won't post spoilers on the forum so i dun ruin it for anyone else who doesn't like spoilers, but if you have any specific inquiries, i can PM them to you.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/20/08 06:08 PM

Waiting on Azumi 2. However just finished up Legend of the Shadowless Sword. All i can say is wow! If you haven't seen this, do so. This is one film worth checking out!
Posted by: Arcwave

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/20/08 10:04 PM

I just finished Kara no Kyoukai movie 3, and am looking forward to the DVD release of movie 4. So far I love it!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/21/08 07:23 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Waiting on Azumi 2. However just finished up Legend of the Shadowless Sword. All i can say is wow! If you haven't seen this, do so. This is one film worth checking out!


i'm still waiting on Azumi 2 myself, but i hadn't heard of Legend of the Shadowless Sword. now i'm going to have to check it out. just watched Sanjuro last night - more great Kurosawa g00dness ^^
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/21/08 07:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Arcwave
I just finished Kara no Kyoukai movie 3, and am looking forward to the DVD release of movie 4. So far I love it!


the Kara no Kyoukai movies are phenomenal. quite simply the best work that Type Moon has done so far. dun get me wrong. i love Tsukihime and Fate-Stay Night in terms of their anime, but Kara no Kyoukai blows them all away in terms of artistry, atmosphere, script, etc. this needs to get licensed and STAT. i want it on Blu with 5.1 and lots of extras.

movie 4 is going to r0ck laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/21/08 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Waiting on Azumi 2. However just finished up Legend of the Shadowless Sword. All i can say is wow! If you haven't seen this, do so. This is one film worth checking out!


i'm still waiting on Azumi 2 myself, but i hadn't heard of Legend of the Shadowless Sword. now i'm going to have to check it out. just watched Sanjuro last night - more great Kurosawa g00dness ^^


Come to find out it's a Korean film and comes only subbed. I actually stumbled across this title and gave it a shot and don't regret it. Def. worth checking out.

O.K. ,gotta go, Azumi 2 just came in! grin
Posted by: Just_In

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/21/08 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden


you'll love it! and Welcome!!!
~pocky for your first post~ smile

i won't post spoilers on the forum so i dun ruin it for anyone else who doesn't like spoilers, but if you have any specific inquiries, i can PM them to you.


Hi, and Thank You grin
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/21/08 07:36 PM

I'm rewatching The Twelve Kingdoms at the moment. Very recommended!
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/21/08 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
~pocky for your first post~ smile


Not to go OT but I got some Pocky at the Walmart* Super Center for $0.97. laugh I also discovered my grandmother loves the stuff.

Anyway, I just finished another episode of the tokusatsu show "Super Robot Red Baron" (weird stuff I tell ya) and since I found Rayearth boxes 1 & 2 at a tag sale I'm tempted to start one of those.
Posted by: FullMetalOtaku

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/22/08 09:05 PM

I just finished watching the first 9 episodes of Code Geass. Totally awesome. Can't wait for the rest to come out.

I'm thinking about starting Blood + again or Gurren Lagann.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/23/08 07:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
Originally Posted By: otakuden
~pocky for your first post~ smile


Not to go OT but I got some Pocky at the Walmart* Super Center for $0.97. laugh I also discovered my grandmother loves the stuff.

Anyway, I just finished another episode of the tokusatsu show "Super Robot Red Baron" (weird stuff I tell ya) and since I found Rayearth boxes 1 & 2 at a tag sale I'm tempted to start one of those.


i wouldn't classify pocky as being OT so much. it is pocky, after all. i love it when i hit up a little hole-in-the-wall asian shop and they have pocky flavor varieties galore. some of them are totally wonky, but that's what makes them so much fun along with being tasty.

MKR is my favorite classic CLAMP series. can't be beat, imo laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/23/08 07:12 AM

Originally Posted By: FullMetalOtaku
I just finished watching the first 9 episodes of Code Geass. Totally awesome. Can't wait for the rest to come out.

I'm thinking about starting Blood + again or Gurren Lagann.


Gurren Lagann is amazing. not since Eva has Gainax really been able to outdo themselves and produce something fresh and original while retaining their trademark funkiness. in the last year or so Gainax accomplished that not once, but twice with Gunbuster 2 and Gurren Lagann.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/23/08 01:56 PM

So I watched the first Volume of Shuffle! today, and while it was entertaining, I must say that given my past experience with series that included a particular "garment" in the release, there was a serious lack of fan service.
Posted by: FullMetalOtaku

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/23/08 02:37 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: FullMetalOtaku
I just finished watching the first 9 episodes of Code Geass. Totally awesome. Can't wait for the rest to come out.

I'm thinking about starting Blood + again or Gurren Lagann.


Gurren Lagann is amazing. not since Eva has Gainax really been able to outdo themselves and produce something fresh and original while retaining their trademark funkiness. in the last year or so Gainax accomplished that not once, but twice with Gunbuster 2 and Gurren Lagann.


Guess I'll have to start with Gurren Lagann and put off Blood+ yet again. haha.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/24/08 07:22 AM

Originally Posted By: FullMetalOtaku
Guess I'll have to start with Gurren Lagann and put off Blood+ yet again. haha.


i would love to own Blood+ ... but they dubtitled it so i can't bring myself to fork over the cashola for it when there are other anime i also want and can spend my money on.

me, i just found that the first 4 episodes of Sisters of Welbber Zwei are up for download so i will be enjoying that later this evening along with some more of something else...dun know what yet.

someone needs to license Sisters of Wellber, both seasons smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/24/08 08:40 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i would love to own Blood+ ... but they dubtitled it


Dubtitled?
Posted by: something

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/24/08 11:19 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: otakuden
i would love to own Blood+ ... but they dubtitled it
Dubtitled?

Dubtitles = the subtitle script is an exact copy of the dub script, instead of being a unique translation that takes advantage of the fact that you don't have to worry about lip flaps and other such things in subtitling. A dub script is naturally going to need at least a few compromises here and there that have no reason to be forced upon the subs too.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/24/08 11:29 AM

Thanks for the info.

Is this a way to get the movie/show out faster? Instead of playing around with two seperate scripts are they just using one script for everything?
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/24/08 12:28 PM

It is Sony being Sony and pushing something on you that they know you want even if you don’t know it. And I know, people will hate me for this, but I don't so much mind the dub on Blood+.
If the dubtitles are the only reason you are holding back on enjoying this anime then maybe you should take a step back and take a look at just who it is that released this one.
First off, you are lucky that it is getting a DVD release at all knowing the anime history Sony has. And you are extremely lucky that it is getting a Japanese track.
It is a good show; don't handicap it for something like this. If I handicapped it because I have to call up the dub when I first put it into the player then I never would have bought it. Because that drives me absolutely up the wall.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/24/08 01:41 PM

This is still on my "to watch" list. If this has a good dub or not i don't know (nor complain about it). It was more out of curiousity than anything else.
Posted by: something

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/24/08 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Is this a way to get the movie/show out faster? Instead of playing around with two seperate scripts are they just using one script for everything?

Nah, it's just laziness and ignorance. You know, Sony.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/25/08 08:06 AM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
It is a good show; don't handicap it for something like this. If I handicapped it because I have to call up the dub when I first put it into the player then I never would have bought it. Because that drives me absolutely up the wall.


unfortunately, sony being sony isn't a valid excuse or reason to dubtitle a 50+ episode tv series. for myself, that is enough of a detriment to my ability to enjoy this particular anime (or any foreign film/series which gets subpar treatment), especially when dubtitles are usually glaringly obvious to me.

much like Buena Vista dubtitled their first couple Miyazaki-Ghibli releases (Kiki's Delivery Service and Totoro if i remember correctly), i didn't buy those but the imports instead. Buena Vista saw the error of their ways though, and all further Miyazaki releases received a proper subtitles script.

is it partly a personal preference in how i enjoy my anime, yes.

on the flip-side, a proper subtitle track is the responsibility of the license holder and for that license holder to simply use the dub script for the original language, that is a failure in their responsibility to the original work and disrespectful to the original work and the viewers. i will never be grateful to an anime company who licensed a hard-to-get series (which Blood+ is not; too mainstream) and who then use my gratitude as an excuse to not follow through on all their commitments.

it's an age-old question/battle i've fought against for over a decade and thankfully dubtitles have become pretty much nonexistent in the world of anime and foreign film so it is always disheartening to see cases of it crop up randomly.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/25/08 08:16 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Thanks for the info.
Is this a way to get the movie/show out faster? Instead of playing around with two seperate scripts are they just using one script for everything?


pretty much so, yes. the essence of using one script, usually the dub, for both the dub track and the subtitle track is essentially the same as using one script. in all reality though, it is no more nor less work to create a subtitle script and time it to the content. creating and finally a subtitle track takes less work the creating and finalizing and integrating a dub track. so together, there isn't all that much work involved in having the standard two scripts: one for dub and one for sub.

as something said, laziness about sums it up -.-
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/26/08 05:11 PM

Hopefully this bad habit doesn't rub off on anyone else!
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/26/08 11:40 PM

I am all caught up with my subs and have started to eat away at my DVD backlog that is......... so very, very deep right now. I hate and love the endless backorder list I have with rightstuf right now. I love it because I am catching up with nothing coming in, but I hate it because I know that at some point all that Bandai and Funi stuff is going to hit the rightstuf loading dock and my CC is going to be reeling in pain.

But I am about to slice open xxxHolic for the first time and hope to get all 4 volumes and movie watched by this weekend. Can’t guarantee anything however. Does any one know the order that the movie is with the anime? Movie first, anime first, or is the movie smashed in the middle some place? Same way with Tsubasa actually.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/27/08 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
But I am about to slice open xxxHolic for the first time and hope to get all 4 volumes and movie watched by this weekend. Can’t guarantee anything however. Does any one know the order that the movie is with the anime? Movie first, anime first, or is the movie smashed in the middle some place? Same way with Tsubasa actually.


unlike with the first CCS movie, there really isn't a particular episode/moment in xxxHolic where you need to watch the movie, but having seen a few volumes of the series would be beneficial to getting the most out of it in terms of characterization and such.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/27/08 08:59 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Hopefully this bad habit doesn't rub off on anyone else!


thankfully, that bad habit is far far far better than it used to be and in all honesty, until Blood+ came out, it was something i hadn't run across/heard about in at least a year. for commercial anime, that's a pretty good record smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/28/08 04:53 PM

I started to re-watch (before i dozed off) Legend of Lemnear and was suprized to find that, with the exception of a word or two, it was pretty much a "dubtitle" movie. Only one i came across so far...
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/29/08 07:23 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I started to re-watch (before i dozed off) Legend of Lemnear and was suprized to find that, with the exception of a word or two, it was pretty much a "dubtitle" movie. Only one i came across so far...


i haven't watched it dubbed so i can't make a direct comparison, but Lemnear was an older anime which didn't get the proper love it deserved on vhs much less dvd. a shame, imo, but considering it was a CPM project, i'm not too surprised. their track record is spotty to say the least.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/30/08 08:15 AM

Although i prefer subs, however with all the talk about dubtitles i turned it on just for laughs and found it to be one.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/31/08 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Although i prefer subs, however with all the talk about dubtitles i turned it on just for laughs and found it to be one.


you realize that 1)i love your avatar!!! and 2)now i'm going to have to check out Lemnear myself for s&g :P
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 08/31/08 11:34 AM

1) thanks.- i grabbed it as soon as i saw it!!(love your Pacifica)
2) sounds good. as i said i only saw part of it so i don't know if the whole show is like that, though what i did see it was dead on.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/05/08 06:58 PM

With the remnants of Hanna coming this weekend, good enough excuse to stay in and watch anime. Probably going to start with the OVA's for Ah My Goddess since i haven't seen those for a while. Maybe Kiddy Grade too. I'll see what the day brings.


On a side note Moribito-Guardian of the Sacred Spirit is up for pre-order!!Wish i had that for this weekend smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/06/08 07:49 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
With the remnants of Hanna coming this weekend, good enough excuse to stay in and watch anime. Probably going to start with the OVA's for Ah My Goddess since i haven't seen those for a while. Maybe Kiddy Grade too. I'll see what the day brings.


On a side note Moribito-Guardian of the Sacred Spirit is up for pre-order!!Wish i had that for this weekend smile


hanna is long gone for me. we only had a smidgen of rain and wind from her yesterday. now i'm currently keeping an eye on Ike.

Kiddy Grade is awesome. i just wish they'd make the second season they teased us/me about. Moribito is Amazing. i am so happy this is finally coming out on dvd. i'm tempted to pick up the novel(s) since they are being translated.

got one disc left of Elfen Lied which i'll watch tonight. everything is coming full circle. i'm also going to make this anime one of my two reviews this Sunday. i think the large point and msg of this anime gets lost amidst the graphic violence.

not sure what else i'll be watching this weekend. the possibilities are endless smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Kiddy Grade is awesome. i just wish they'd make the second season they teased us/me about.


I remember hearing about the second season, but the only thing that i recall are just the three movies that came out that were just condensed versions of the series. Hopefully there will be more news forthcoming (sometime) in the future.
Posted by: something

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 12:06 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Kiddy Grade is awesome. i just wish they'd make the second season they teased us/me about.
I remember hearing about the second season, but the only thing that i recall are just the three movies that came out that were just condensed versions of the series.

There was a very awesome 'pilot' (basically just a 7 minute promo video) that came out more than a year ago. It looked very, very promising...

...and then no more was ever heard. Blah.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By: something
Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Kiddy Grade is awesome. i just wish they'd make the second season they teased us/me about.
I remember hearing about the second season, but the only thing that i recall are just the three movies that came out that were just condensed versions of the series.

There was a very awesome 'pilot' (basically just a 7 minute promo video) that came out more than a year ago. It looked very, very promising...

...and then no more was ever heard. Blah.


i heard nothing about KG movies? is this true? O_o
yeah. the pilot was Awesome!! had me on the edge of my seat and ready for more.
and then nothing. absofreakinglutely nothing.
so sad -.-
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 12:58 PM

Yeah the movies were just compilations of the eps. You can check it out here.
Outside of this i really haven't seen anything else just yet. cry
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 01:33 PM

i can PM u a message with a link for the KG Season 2 trailer. it's da shiz laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 01:45 PM

Go ahead. I'd like to see it.
Posted by: Vanguard

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 05:02 PM

At the moment I'm trying to work my way through Gundam SEED Destiny. I'm only on episode 10 and it's been nearly a month since I started. -_-
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/07/08 05:52 PM

Yesterday I decided to pop in Sakura Wars TV, so I'll be working through that for the next week or so.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/08/08 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Vanguard
At the moment I'm trying to work my way through Gundam SEED Destiny. I'm only on episode 10 and it's been nearly a month since I started. -_-


finished Elfen Lied. i liked it. gonna have to write a review of it this week along with... Hataraki Man.

i enjoyed Gundam Seed. def one of the better new Gundam franchises. though in terms of a new franchise paying true homage to its roots, Macross Frontier is where it's at! laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/08/08 10:04 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Yesterday I decided to pop in Sakura Wars TV, so I'll be working through that for the next week or so.


Sakura Wars was just meh for me. even Paris (though nuns with guns = happy otakuden) and the newest, NY. let me know what you think smile
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/08/08 12:48 PM

I really enjoyed the Sakura Wars TV series. I thought that it had a great story and the characters really won me over. Just about every single OVA has been terrible though. I really wish that they would bring the games over. ~_~

Oh and in my review pile this week is Toward The Terra (Bandai), Air TV, Devil May Cry and xxxHolic.
Posted by: Vanguard

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/08/08 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Vanguard
At the moment I'm trying to work my way through Gundam SEED Destiny. I'm only on episode 10 and it's been nearly a month since I started. -_-


finished Elfen Lied. i liked it. gonna have to write a review of it this week along with... Hataraki Man.

i enjoyed Gundam Seed. def one of the better new Gundam franchises. though in terms of a new franchise paying true homage to its roots, Macross Frontier is where it's at! laugh


Elfen Lied was pretty cool. I could have done without the excessive blood though. As far as the Gundam franchise goes i enjoyed Gundam Wing as well. Even if it was dry as powder....

Anyway, I'll have to check out Macross Frontier. I've heard of it, but I haven't gotten around to watching it yet.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/09/08 06:48 AM

to each their own. i just couldn't get into it for whatever reason. all the characters seemed like they were only half there most of the time. it wasn't bad, only so-so for me.

finished and posted my Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon review. all this talk of reliscencing the manga and anime and i just had to. now i'm torn tween Hataraki Man, Elfen Lied, and Pretty Gaurdian Sailor Moon (which someone needs to license). i'm going to do all of them, it's just my muse hasn't decided which one i am doing first. probably Elfen Lied since it's licensed and BSSM was my unlicensed review.

in the que to watch... not quite sure. been catching up on Emily of New Moon along with the newest episodes of Queen Millenia and Daughter of Twenty Faces. i haven't bought much new anime because AWA is a week or so away and i plan on catching up on a lot of box sets there laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/09/08 06:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Vanguard
Elfen Lied was pretty cool. I could have done without the excessive blood though. As far as the Gundam franchise goes i enjoyed Gundam Wing as well. Even if it was dry as powder....

Anyway, I'll have to check out Macross Frontier. I've heard of it, but I haven't gotten around to watching it yet.


i know the excessive blood was a turn-off for a lot of people, but Elfen Lied wouldn't have been itself without it. it had more purpose than some other anime i have seen with excessive blood and splatter and no purpose.

Macross Frontier is the shizz!! check it out laugh
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/09/08 12:27 PM

Vandread 2nd Stage
Tokyo Underground
Naruto-Uncut box sets
Yu-Yu-Hakusho (rewatching)
Tenchi Universe
Code Geass
Bleach
Moribito
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/09/08 03:14 PM

Re-watching IRIA and Kiddy Grade.

Going to try Kurau Phantom Memory and work in Shana ssn 2
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/10/08 08:35 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Re-watching IRIA and Kiddy Grade.

Going to try Kurau Phantom Memory and work in Shana ssn 2


IRIA is one of thoee go-to anime i can pop in at any moment and sit through all of it. excellent anime, and one of Aya Hisakawa's best earlier works. as for now, i'd say her role as Yoko in 12 Kingdoms is her best role of the 21st century. Hisakawa-san rose to new heights as Yoko's seiyuu.

i've heard good things about Kurau Phantom Memory and it's on my to-buy list, and Shana 2 is waiting to be watched. any news as to whether season 2 has been licensed?
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/12/08 05:44 PM

Tried the first couple of eps of Kurau and it seems pretty good so far...
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/13/08 08:10 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Tried the first couple of eps of Kurau and it seems pretty good so far...


excellent laugh now it just needs a boxset.
btw, popped you a PM with a link to the KG2 teaser which i found on youtube. i warn you though. once you watch it, you'll be just as tortured as the rest of us since they haven't followed through frown they could even do it as a 2 hour movie or something. that'd kick much booty if done right. but still, i'm shooting for a tv series.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/13/08 10:27 AM

Thanks for the link.
While a series would be great, i want something from KG wether it's a series or movie. smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/16/08 05:48 PM

Got Jinki Extend on order. Give that a shot when it comes in.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/16/08 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Got Jinki Extend on order. Give that a shot when it comes in.


I enjoyed that series. Got me to scratch my head a few times. You have to pay close attention to certain events for it to make sense at the end.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/16/08 09:22 PM

I'm trying to not buy too much at the moment and just work through the massive build-up I have sitting around unwatched. It isn't working too well though as I just bought 4 shows Monday (Gungrave, Please Teacher, Please Twins, Hanaukyo Maid Team.) That doesn't count the several I have pre-ordered at the moment either. My collection just seems to keep growing without me ever managing to put a dent into it.

The last thing I watched though was the last few discs in the season 2 box of Bleach.

Next up on my list is the first disc of Code Geass, and then on to Comic Party, probably followed by D.N.Angel
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/16/08 09:28 PM

(edit misspelled Fafner as "Fafnir") Currently watching Fafner; and I'm about to start watching Samurai 7...which now that I think about it; aren't Viridian Collections supposed to be all cardboard, cuz this is just like an ADV boxset. Just that its a little thiner. Please comment.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/17/08 10:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: stargates
Got Jinki Extend on order. Give that a shot when it comes in.


I enjoyed that series. Got me to scratch my head a few times. You have to pay close attention to certain events for it to make sense at the end.

As long as it works out in the end, that's fine. If they never close off any story arcs and leave them open ended where it's left up to the viewer to draw their own conclusions...then we might have a little problem.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/17/08 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
(edit misspelled Fafner as "Fafnir") Currently watching Fafner; and I'm about to start watching Samurai 7...which now that I think about it; aren't Viridian Collections supposed to be all cardboard, cuz this is just like an ADV boxset. Just that its a little thiner. Please comment.


Samurai7 has gotten a couple different collected releases, and it's due for a Blu-Ray release here real soon, if not already. it's a good anime though so i'm pretty sure you will enjoy it. always makes me want to go back and revisit the classic from Kurosawa.

i digipak all my boxsets so how it comes to me is irrelevant if it's not already slimpakd for me. then i just print out scans of the covers and i'm good to go ^_^v
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/20/08 08:22 AM

Re-started The Third. Honoka is a blast. smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/20/08 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Re-started The Third. Honoka is a blast. smile


indeed laugh
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/20/08 10:40 AM

Started re-watching 'Boogiepop Phantom'.
Posted by: The Tentacle

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/20/08 12:29 PM

Just finished watching E'S Otherwise for the second time. I'd forgotten how it all turned out so it was like watching a new series for me.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/21/08 09:26 AM

Originally Posted By: The Tentacle
Just finished watching E'S Otherwise for the second time. I'd forgotten how it all turned out so it was like watching a new series for me.


i still need to watch E's Otherwise. i also still need to see Elemental Gerard and Boogiepop Phantom is fantastically amazing. the live-action movie also smile
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/21/08 10:48 AM

I've got 2 discs left to finish on E's Otherwise. I'm a little hesitant though as a friend of mine told me the ending wasn't that great (he didn't go into any more detail than that but I'm still wary.)
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/21/08 10:58 AM

I finished Sakura Wars TV last night. Over all, I'd say it was better than average but by no means spectacular. I did find the eyes were done extraordinarily well.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/21/08 08:00 PM

Have you seen the Sakura Wars Movie WhtHawk? I bought it not to long about, but haven't got to watching it yet.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/21/08 09:04 PM

Not yet, I'm doing things in chronological order, so tonight is Sakura Taisen Ecole de Paris. I won't make it to the Sakura Wars Movie until some time this week.

Now if only I had DVDs of Le Nouveau Paris, and New York NY. (Which brought me to an interesting find on the RightStuf website If you happen to still have some, I'd take one off your hands wink )
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/22/08 10:12 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I've got 2 discs left to finish on E's Otherwise. I'm a little hesitant though as a friend of mine told me the ending wasn't that great (he didn't go into any more detail than that but I'm still wary.)


i've heard rumblings of it also, but i'd rather decide for myself, yknow. either way, i'm looking forward to watching it when i get my hands on it.

as for the Sakura Wars TV series, yeah, it was OK, but not great. i really enjoyed Ecole De Paris of which we still haven't got the rest of it. and NY is kinda meh.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/22/08 10:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Have you seen the Sakura Wars Movie WhtHawk? I bought it not to long about, but haven't got to watching it yet.


i enjoyed the movie. good short Sakura Wars fun that has a well-scripted beginning, middle, end smile
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/22/08 06:02 PM

Rewatching Gankutsuou at the the moment. Up next will be Gundam Wing as a contribute to the now canceled Toonami block. cry
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/22/08 06:13 PM

Cool..but still got A CRAP LOAD of things to still watch. Which is a good thing seeing as how I spent over $700 on AWA O_O!!! Now I'm practically poor. It is a good thing that alot of ppl owe me money. Mother owes me $650, Bro $300, and my Sis $80. I only lend to family smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Rewatching Gankutsuou at the the moment. Up next will be Gundam Wing as a contribute to the now canceled Toonami block. cry


i still need Gankutsuo ;_;
they had it at AWA, but i had to budget so now on that one this time around. it's nice to still see the boxsets floating around though. at least i know i can get it when i want to smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 09:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Cool..but still got A CRAP LOAD of things to still watch. Which is a good thing seeing as how I spent over $700 on AWA O_O!!! Now I'm practically poor. It is a good thing that alot of ppl owe me money. Mother owes me $650, Bro $300, and my Sis $80. I only lend to family smile


i dun lend money out period. i owe enough money anyway :P
so, what dvds did you buy in the dealers room? an enquiring otakuden would like to know smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 10:12 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Rewatching Gankutsuou at the the moment. Up next will be Gundam Wing as a contribute to the now canceled Toonami block. cry


I have finally made the decision to turn my back on the cartoon network. I am sick sick and tired tired of years of haphazard scheduling and dropping shows without any warning. Plus I'm tired of their attitude that if it doesn't have giant robots, vampires or ninjas in it, they won't show it. Most of the stuff on adult swim anymore that they want to push off on us looks like it was made in someone's garage. mad

Don't get me wrong, I love anime with giant robots, vampires and ninjas. It's just that there is a lot more in anime out there. I don't want my anime moved to 5 a.m. and not be told before hand. I just won't depend on cartoon network to help me preview new shows.
Posted by: The Tentacle

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 12:23 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I've got 2 discs left to finish on E's Otherwise. I'm a little hesitant though as a friend of mine told me the ending wasn't that great (he didn't go into any more detail than that but I'm still wary.)


i've heard rumblings of it also, but i'd rather decide for myself, yknow. either way, i'm looking forward to watching it when i get my hands on it.


Yeah, the ending was kinda blah. Exactly what happened during the final battle and the fates of some of the characters was never really made clear. It wasn't bad, just vague.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 01:59 PM

Re: E's Otherwise.

Originally Posted By: The Tentacle
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I'm a little hesitant though as a friend of mine told me the ending wasn't that great (he didn't go into any more detail than that but I'm still wary.)

i've heard rumblings of it also

Yeah, the ending was kinda blah.

E's Otherwise is one of those trips in which the ride itself is more fun than the destination. Even so, some of the episodes are less interesting than others; it's an uneven series. I love the characters, I just wish more had been done with them. Hmm... maybe they could remake the series (as was done with Hellsing) and give it a better plot, with some decent closure. Don't look for E's Ultimate anytime soon, but it would certainly make the original's title rather descriptive. wink
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 05:21 PM

I finished off the Sakura Wars movie last night. It was ok, the plot fit but some of the animation was a little off. It was very obvious that CG was a new technology. wink
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 06:13 PM

Have Godannar coming in any day now. I read good things about it so i'll be giving that a try when it comes in.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 06:34 PM

They should remake all anime after a long time has passed. Like 10 years or sumthing. Sorta how Square Enix has made a billion diff Final Fantasy 7 games. Well maybe just the ones that were real popular >_>.

Note: You will always know where i edit cuz ill do [Edit: ...] that.

[Edit: I just finished Fafner last night. I had to watch Vol. 6 AND 7 cuz the last episode on Vol.6 was KILLING ME with suspense. Fafner is an AWSOME anime. Anything that can put me to tears and make me feel the characters pain like that is topnotch. Tho I did think there was some Yaoi thing goin on between Shoshi and Kazuki, two of the main characters. If you haven't seen it I won't say any more, but this is an anime everyone should watch smile!]
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
They should remake all anime after a long time has passed. Like 10 years or sumthing. Sorta how Square Enix has made a billion diff Final Fantasy 7 games. Well maybe just the ones that were real popular >_>.

Heh, that would be interesting. I didn't think they really needed to remake Hellsing, but I do like the Ultimate series.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/23/08 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Have Godannar coming in any day now. I read good things about it so i'll be giving that a try when it comes in.


'Godannar' rocks. If you like your giant robot stories a little campy and filled with drama- this is it. Lots of fan service too. grin
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/24/08 05:10 PM

Oh yeah H
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Rewatching Gankutsuou at the the moment. Up next will be Gundam Wing as a contribute to the now canceled Toonami block. cry


I have finally made the decision to turn my back on the cartoon network. I am sick sick and tired tired of years of haphazard scheduling and dropping shows without any warning. Plus I'm tired of their attitude that if it doesn't have giant robots, vampires or ninjas in it, they won't show it. Most of the stuff on adult swim anymore that they want to push off on us looks like it was made in someone's garage. mad

Don't get me wrong, I love anime with giant robots, vampires and ninjas. It's just that there is a lot more in anime out there. I don't want my anime moved to 5 a.m. and not be told before hand. I just won't depend on cartoon network to help me preview new shows.


Well, since I've started buying most of my anime, I have stopped watching Adult Swim and Sci-Fi Channels. Can't remember much that was dropped from Sci-Fi, but I dropped Bleach and Code Geass...but I'm going to keep up with them as they come out in sets. Currently I own the 1st Season DVD boxset of Bleach, and as soon as I get some $$$ I'll be getting the 2nd Season. I also own the Part One Code Geass LE set. The one in that awesome box that has Vol.01 of the Manga, the OST, and a drama cd THAT IS FREAKING HILARIOUS!!
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 12:41 AM

I JUST finished Samurai 7 and OMG it's an awsome anime. BUT, and I mean the BIGGEST BUT IN THE WHOLE DANG WORLD, toward the end the thing with Kirara, the young good looking farm girl, having some feeling of love or... something for Kambei, the old skilled samurai, RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH DISGUSTING AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH MIND DESTRUCTION!!!!!!!

I was literally FLAILING around in my bed watching in disgust trying to get that image out of my head. It hurt, it hurt REAL bad. Especially with my headache, but I couldn't help but try ripping out my hair just so I could feel pain and get the sick thought out of my head.

Click to reveal..
But in the end it doesn't play out like that, but the young samurai Katshiro (who I was PRAYING TO GOD would end up with Kirara) dosen't get her either which pissed me off even more!!! OMG THIS WAS THE WORST ENDING EVER!!!
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 02:49 AM

Alright, wile waiting for stuff to show up.... and money to build up so I can catch up with buying stuff *smirk* I have been making some good head way with my back log over the last 2 weeks.

Lucky Star vol 2 and 3 - pretty much what I expected

Mushi-shi vol 6 - I didn't watch this when I got it from a preorder because I just didn't want to see it come to an end. I still want to explore this world more

The THIRD vol 6 - I loved this show, but I was not "in love" with it. And the last 2 episodes made me say "WTF mate?!" over and over and over. What happened to those episodes? I mean come on; I was so very very disappointed in the way this one ended.

xxxHolic vol 1, 2, 3, 4 - yet again, this anime is great on many levels but it has one thing that I can't forgive. I can't stand Watanuki. If I met him in real life I am pretty sure I would have to knock him out and then walk away.

Still on the stack;
Blood+ vol 6 of the box
Clamp double feature
Le Chevalier D'Eon vol 4, 5, and 6
Eureka seveN vol 11 and 12
Ah! My Goddess Flights of Fancy vol 5 and 6
Black Lagoon second barrage vol 1

Still on the shelf waiting for the stack;
Naruto box set 6, 7, 8, and 9
Welcome to the NHK vol 5 *one of the rate Best Buy ADV versions baby*
Rozen Maiden vol 4 and 5
Kanon vol 5
Death Note vol 5 and 6
Master keaton vol 6, 7, 8 *left over from one of those right stuf Geneon 25 for $100 sales couple years back*
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 07:38 AM

I just finished off the last disc of Please Teacher last night. For those looking for an anime with a happy ending...you can't get much happier than that.

Next up is a couple of discs I got from Netflix; Haruhi Suzumiya Vol. 1 and Elemental Gelade Vol. 1. From there it is back to my massive backlog of anime...which will probably grow considerably this weekend at NYAF. Oh yeah...and tomorrow I've also got the Evangelion box set, Comic Party Revolution set, and Get Backers set coming from my last RightStuf.com order. Also, I should be getting my pre-order of Case Closed season 2 which was shipped out earlier this week from TRSI as well. But, I haven't even finished the first season...so that one will sit around for a while.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 09:57 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I just finished off the last disc of Please Teacher last night. For those looking for an anime with a happy ending...you can't get much happier than that.


If you liked that series, try 'Onegai (Please) Twins'? It has new main characters with a different story but you see most of the people from 'Please Teacher' as supporting characters.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 09:57 AM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
xxxHolic vol 1, 2, 3, 4 - yet again, this anime is great on many levels but it has one thing that I can't forgive. I can't stand Watanuki. If I met him in real life I am pretty sure I would have to knock him out and then walk away.

Same here. Watanuki is quite likeable when he's calm, but when he spazzes out (which happens multiple times per episode), I roll my eyes and hit the mute button.

Stefanie's Divine Comedy - 412th Circle of Hell: being stuck with Excel from Excel Saga, Watanuki from xxxHolic, and Kintaro Oe from Golden Boy in constant spazz mode, for all eternity.


Originally Posted By: long time lurker
Le Chevalier D'Eon vol 4, 5, and 6

Still on the shelf waiting for the stack;
Master keaton vol 6, 7, 8 *left over from one of those right stuf Geneon 25 for $100 sales couple years back*

Good stuff. I enjoyed both of those, and each series was a nice change of pace from the anime I typically watch.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Have Godannar coming in any day now. I read good things about it so i'll be giving that a try when it comes in.


Godanner is GOOD. let not the awesome fanservice and giant robot cheese fool you. Godanner has a lot of emotional depth and will have you gripping your pillow on the edge of your seat many times before it is all over. and by all over, make sure you watch it all the way through the last episodes credits.

anime is never over until it's Over.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 10:15 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
anime is never over until it's Over.

And even when it's over, you never know whether there will be another season, an OVA, a feature-length movie, a live-action series, a manga adaptation, or a novelization to follow.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 10:19 AM

Originally Posted By: The Tentacle
It wasn't bad, just vague.


vague can work if it's done well. ie: not spell everything out so that the viewer can decide what happens afterwards based on what they got out of the series. when done well, vague is actually a good ending.

sounds like Es tried, but may not have wholly succeeded. i still want to see it though smile
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 10:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
If you liked that series, try 'Onegai (Please) Twins'? It has new main characters with a different story but you see most of the people from 'Please Teacher' as supporting characters.


Yeah I actually have it (picked it up at the same time I got Teacher.) I'll probably watch it within the next few weeks.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 10:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: otakuden
anime is never over until it's Over.

And even when it's over, you never know whether there will be another season, an OVA, a feature-length movie, a live-action series, a manga adaptation, or a novelization to follow.


this is true, but i was actually speaking more in reference to that fact that a lot of anime (maybe not so much now, but earlier) would almost always have something after the credits. a last lil bit of animation to add to the story or just for fun.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 10:51 AM

Since I am introducing a close friend to it, I'm back to watching Lupin the 3rd Season 1 (Green Jacket)

I'm also watching Legend of Galactic Heroes (what a hard to digest series!)
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
I'm also watching Legend of Galactic Heroes (what a hard to digest series!)


LOGH is indeed a hard, slow, long series. it's basically Germans meet long, over-drawn out space opera. that being said, it does have quite a few high points if one can make it past the plethora of dialogue and little action :P
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 01:06 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
this is true, but i was actually speaking more in reference to that fact that a lot of anime (maybe not so much now, but earlier) would almost always have something after the credits. a last lil bit of animation to add to the story or just for fun.

Yes, I caught that, and I agree. Even if I don't actually watch the end credits, I at least fast-forward to the end, just in case there's some little hidden tidbit.

To go even further off subject, I also like the omake mini-episodes after the run of the regular episodes of a series, when the main characters go on vacation together to beaches, hot springs, ski lodges, etc., and behave partially or completely out of character. I wish more anime series would include those episodes as stand-alone specials, as opposed to the typical beach epsiodes that some series try to incorporate into the main story (e.g. Witchblade).

I really enjoy watching the Fushigi Yugi characters pile into a couple of buses for a road trip. After watching Nakago be so evil for fifty-plus episodes, it's fun to see him in a semi-normal social situation. His line "I work with idiots" (regarding the Seiryu Seven) is priceless. You're Under Arrest has a whole disc full of those episodes, but it isn't as much of a stretch for those characters to unwind (although I still enjoy them). The more serious the characters normally are in a series, the more I enjoy the silly mini-episodes that have no direct connection to the storyline.

I guess I shouldn't hold my breath for the Berserk, Hellsing, Noir, or Neon Genesis Evangelion hot springs specials.

Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 02:35 PM

kewl. yeah, the FY omake were awesome. Chrono Crusade had the Azmaria specials which were collected as extras on the dvds. there were quite a few anime, both OVAs and TV series in the 80s and early 90s. i remember when the last episode of the first season of Slayers had the very end cut off, but then when it was rereleased, they reincluded the footage.

ah, memories smile
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 05:55 PM

I started in on Elfen Lied last night, and will probably finish it off tonight. It's incredibly addictive.

Other stuff on my active watch que:
Cowboy Bebop
Vandred Second Stage
Saber Marionette J
Mai-Hime
Galaxy Angel
Agent Akia
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/25/08 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I started in on Elfen Lied last night, and will probably finish it off tonight. It's incredibly addictive.


So true. I would've done it all in one sitting if i had all the discs at the time. laugh

Got in Godannar today so i'll give it a shot later on tonight.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/26/08 07:49 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I started in on Elfen Lied last night, and will probably finish it off tonight. It's incredibly addictive.

So true. I would've done it all in one sitting if i had all the discs at the time. laugh
Got in Godannar today so i'll give it a shot later on tonight.


ditto & ditto. you'll love Godanner so i expect to hear updates smile
i think that with Elfen Lied the test is if people can make it past the first episode or two. if they can, then what awaits them is an amazing anime with a simple yet intimately complex message. good stuff.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/26/08 09:13 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
you'll love Godanner so i expect to hear updates smile



No pressure grin
Though i did get through the first couple of eps and it did seem pretty good so far. Quite a bit of action in it. Try a few more eps tonight.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/26/08 05:14 PM

ROFL Elfen Lied and Gantz are my favorite mature anime titles smile Gantz more than Elfen Lied tho. LOL its nice how they got him saying what hes thinking, and it gets real sad toward the end.

ATM I'm watching Kannazuki No Miko. Any clue if there is an OST for it? Domestic or Import? the opening theme sung by KOTOKO is AWSOME!!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/27/08 09:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
ATM I'm watching Kannazuki No Miko. Any clue if there is an OST for it? Domestic or Import? the opening theme sung by KOTOKO is AWSOME!!


KnM is an awesome anime, and has one of the most rewarding endings ever. make sure to watch all the way through the end credits song and animation smile

no domestic release of the cd so you'd have to spring for the import.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/27/08 10:29 AM

KnM does have an ost (I've reviewed it on my site actually) but you have to import it. There is also an OP Single and I agree, that op theme is very nice. I love it.

As for the anime itself, it was good. Not great though. I do agree that the ending is very rewarding and worth putting in a few hours to see it at least once.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/27/08 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
KnM does have an ost (I've reviewed it on my site actually) but you have to import it. There is also an OP Single and I agree, that op theme is very nice. I love it.


um. that's what i said :P what alpha_zeon was asking was if there was a domestic release of the cd of which i said no, he would have to buy the import smile
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/27/08 09:14 PM

Which is REALLY gay. Someone needs to just start up a dang Domestic anime OST company or sumthing!! Imports are WAY to expensive (considering I buy most of mine at RightStuf for 5.99 smile )
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/27/08 11:40 PM

I think all things considered import OSTs are a pretty good value if it is something you want. R2 DVDs are WAY to expensive and I have had to import some figures in the past and those were WAY to expensive.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/28/08 09:27 AM

especially if you use animejungle. good-as-new used import cds (and dvds) for a fraction of their normal import MSRP. plus, it's a great way to get ur hands on rare and OOP cds and dvds which is very common in japan. cds and dvds don't usually stay in print long unlike in the US so it's either get it new and IP ASAP or later and a used OOP copy.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/28/08 09:20 PM

I jumped into Chance Pop Session today. The plot isn't the most original but it still has me wondering about when a few things will happen. 4 eps to go so it can't be long.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/29/08 08:49 AM

Chance Pop Session is really good, and underappreciated imo. i found the ending to be touchingly beautiful, and it definitely had me misty-eyed. i can't wait to see what you think/thought of the ending, and of Chance Pop Session as a whole smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/29/08 05:10 PM

Thinking about checking out Gunsmith Cats...anyone seen?
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/29/08 06:13 PM

Chance Pop Session ... hmm, I've been considering that one for awhile, all I need is to see a trailer of it to finalize my decision.

Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/29/08 11:08 PM

Gunsmith Cats is good. Not quite as over the top as the manga, but has amazing detail from the backgrounds, to the machinery. If you've ever been through down-town Chicago, you only need to watch Gunsmith Cats if you want to go back.

As for Chance Pop Session, I was pleasantly surprised by the show. It managed to keep me in anticipation until the very end. I don't know that I've seen any trailers for it that really do the story justice.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/30/08 12:50 AM

Chance Pop Session is one of my favorites. The animation is a bit flawed as far as choreography which should have been better considering it's nature. Also, do yourself a favor and skip the OP as the song is extensively used throughout the anime--sort of anticlimactic.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/30/08 07:07 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I don't know that I've seen any trailers for it that really do the story justice.


unfortunately, there are no good trailers that do Chance Pop Session justice. that just means we need to spread the love by word of mouth smile

the GSC manga is the best, but i still really enjoyed the anime. Rally + 67 Shelby GT500 = blissful otakuden.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/30/08 07:11 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Thinking about checking out Gunsmith Cats...anyone seen?


seen it. loved it. used to have the dvd but it got lost a few years back in one of my moves (a whole box of dvds was "lost"). the manga also rocks. read it. love it.

kenichi sonada is one of my fav old school greats. he's not around as much anymore in the anime scene, but he's still cranking out some fun and semi-naughty manga laugh
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/30/08 12:30 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Thinking about checking out Gunsmith Cats...anyone seen?


GSC is one of my all time favorites and one of the first animes I collected.It's largely based in reality, so the anime makers came to the US to photograph actual buildings and neighborhoods. They even went to a gun shop with a shooting range to get an authentic feel for real guns (even though fireams are illegal in Japan, they are still fasinated by them). They even went to a race track and recorded a Shelby Mustang for the anime.grin
Shame there's not been anything else made since the three OVA's. the manga is awesome too.

Have 'Chance Pop Session', but not watched it yet. I still have anime that I bought three years ago that I haven't found time for.frown
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/30/08 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
...
I still have anime that I bought three years ago that I haven't found time for.frown


I think I'm at about two years, but I know how you feel.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 09/30/08 08:40 PM

Well, with all the reccommendations i guess i'll give Gunsmith Cats a try. Thanks! smile
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/01/08 03:15 AM

Right now I'm just catching up on bleach
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/01/08 08:30 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
...
I still have anime that I bought three years ago that I haven't found time for.frown


I think I'm at about two years, but I know how you feel.


in dvds, i'm never more than a few months behing, give or take.
now when it comes to fansubs...i have series/movies/OVAs i've had downloaded for a year or more. personally, dvds are the priority so if i have a dvd i haven't watched yet, it's in the cue first smile
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/01/08 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
in dvds, i'm never more than a few months behind, give or take.
Now when it comes to fansubs...I have series/movies/OVAs I've had downloaded for a year or more. personally, dvds are the priority so if I have a dvd I haven't watched yet, it's in the cue first smile


I have more than a few months/years in my backlog. I have DVDs I bought back in 02 that I never watched. ^_^;

It's one of the reasons I gave up being a DVD consumer for the most part. I used to buy whatever Shawne had up for cheap. Now I have to (for time and space reasons mostly) be more economical and only get what I really want. Sadly, there isn't much out there I buy but at least I can slowly get back to my backlog.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/01/08 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
in dvds, i'm never more than a few months behing, give or take.
now when it comes to fansubs...i have series/movies/OVAs i've had downloaded for a year or more. personally, dvds are the priority so if i have a dvd i haven't watched yet, it's in the cue first smile


Same here. I still have several fansub series that still need to be watched. However when it comes to dvd's they go right in the player and are taken care of first (try to anyway). What doesn't help either is having a shared computer (are you done yet?...are you done yet?... cry).
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/01/08 05:44 PM

I only have two anime that have gone unwatched for any significant period of time. One of them I had purchased with the intent to watch with a friend, but things fell apart before we started. I just haven't been motivated to watch it by my-self. The other is still missing the final volume and I doubt I'll ever find that disk. frown
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 08:38 AM

I've got probably more than a dozen series (okay, honestly it may be even more than two dozen series) that I've still got to watch. I just finished off the entire series of Please Twins last night as well as the first disc of Elemental Gelade that I had from Netflix.

Next up, I think, will be DNAngel, which has been sitting around partially watched for far too long.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Same here. I still have several fansub series that still need to be watched. However when it comes to dvd's they go right in the player and are taken care of first (try to anyway). What doesn't help either is having a shared computer (are you done yet?...are you done yet?... cry).


no, i'm not done yet. now sit down and hush! :P

i'm one disc away from finishing the 2nd boxset of Golion which i'll finish tonight and then it's back to Shana which i also have started. got the first two dvds watched so i think i'll que in the next two dvds after Golion. i've seen the whole series (Shana) in fansubs, but it's just as good if not better on DVD.

remember folks, if you license it and release it uncut and subbed on dvd i WILL buy it laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 09:04 AM

what was the anime you were waiting to watch with a friend?
if you don't mind me asking -.-
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 09:44 AM

Just rewatched 'Grave of the Fireflies' with my daughter. She had not seen it yet. Afterwards she got all huggy. It's a very well made film, but it's a little hard to watch because you know it was based on true stories.
Started my box set of 'Aria'. smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Just rewatched 'Grave of the Fireflies' with my daughter. She had not seen it yet. Afterwards she got all huggy. It's a very well made film, but it's a little hard to watch because you know it was based on true stories.
Started my box set of 'Aria'. smile


you should do like they did when GoTF and TnT came out in the theaters in japan in 1988 - double bill them.
GoTF followed by TnT.

ironically, that's how i first saw GoTF and Tnt. back to back in that order. after GoTF i needed the pick-me-up smile
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 05:43 PM

Grave of the Fireflies, never heard of that.

One disc left of Kannazuki No Miko. Already it's brought tears to my eyes. Its got one weird love triangle between the 3 main characters Himeko, Chikane, and Souma. ?_? Anyone that likes a good drama/action anime will greatly enjoy this if they don't already have it smile.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
what was the anime you were waiting to watch with a friend?
if you don't mind me asking -.-

Serial Experiments Lain

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Grave of the Fireflies, ...

That one is on my watch list too. I've heard some very good things about the film. BTW, what is TnT, for some reason it isn't ringing any bells; though, I'll probably want to kick my-self when I get an answer.


I started the Bubble Gum Crisis OVA last night.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 06:12 PM

TnT is My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk



I started the Bubble Gum Crisis OVA last night.


Some good old school boomer action.cool
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
remember folks, if you license it and release it uncut and subbed on dvd i WILL buy it
So true. grin

Working on the Second half of Godannar, as well as The Third, and Minami-ke season 1.

Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/02/08 10:41 PM

Kannazuki no Miko completed.

OMG OMG I didn't think it would end up like that. laugh All I can say is, "Thats one of my favorites now"!!!! Have you watched this Otakuden? Sorry, just gotta ask smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/03/08 10:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Grave of the Fireflies, never heard of that.

One disc left of Kannazuki No Miko. Already it's brought tears to my eyes. Its got one weird love triangle between the 3 main characters Himeko, Chikane, and Souma. ?_? Anyone that likes a good drama/action anime will greatly enjoy this if they don't already have it smile.


KnM is great. i am so glad you are enjoying it. the ending is excellent and everyone ends up happy, imo.
[edit: that's what i get for not reading the posts already down to the end. yes, i've seen KnM, a couple times. once as a fansub, and then again after i bought the DVD boxset. if you liked KnM, also check out Yami to Boshi no Hon no Tabibito and Maria-sama (if you don't have it on preorder)]

Grave of the Fireflies ia s Studio Ghibli movie that premiered in 1988 in a doube-billing with Tonori no Totoro. it is a beautifully heart-wrenching tale of two children who were innocent victims of the horrors of WWII. must-see viewing for anyone and everyone, anime fan or now.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/03/08 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
TnT is My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)


yup. thanx Battra smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/03/08 11:04 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: otakuden
remember folks, if you license it and release it uncut and subbed on dvd i WILL buy it
So true. grin

Working on the Second half of Godannar, as well as The Third, and Minami-ke season 1.



it's been my mantra the last 13 years and will be until they bury my body in the ground.

Godanner is AWESOME!!! so many twists and turns and plot developments i did not expect. and they were GOOD.
The Third is excellent. i have mixed feelings on the ending, but i can understand the why. tis that great cosmic/religious/philosophical question after all.

Minami-ke i really don't have any interest in. what are your thoughts?
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/03/08 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: WhtHawk



I started the Bubble Gum Crisis OVA last night.


Some good old school boomer action.cool


righton!!! gonna have to change my avatar to Priss when i get online at home later.
BGC is a classic. 2040 was ok, but the original is still the best. also want to get my hands on the old-school cheesiness of the ADPolice OVA. i've heard horrible things about it, but i don't care. i want it laugh
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/03/08 06:58 PM

Wow all this Godanner talk is making me want to finish it. Watched the 1st disc and got bored cuz I started it right after Gravion/Gravion: Zwei. Like the SAME animation style. I'll finish it after I get Ikki Tousen finished smile. Oh man, its almost shameful how many panty shots and cleavage is in this O_O.

Otakuden, KnM is now one of my favorites. I know its a "girls love" thing, but its the emotion and feelings that kept me drawn in. The mecha in this series was more of an add-on to that. laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/04/08 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Minami-ke i really don't have any interest in. what are your thoughts?


Give it a shot. I was reluctant at first but wound up liking it a lot. Yes, it's a slower moving show that follows the daily lives of the Minami sisters in and out of school. As well as thier interactions with each oter and their friends at school, which brings some hysterical eps (like ep 6 "the birth of Mako-chan":D) It goes in the same vein as Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble. Since the first season is 13 eps it'll be a nice and enjoyable watch.

Now if only it would get liscensed... grin(hint,hint)
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/04/08 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden

BGC is a classic. 2040 was ok, but the original is still the best. also want to get my hands on the old-school cheesiness of the ADPolice OVA. i've heard horrible things about it, but i don't care. i want it laugh


Don't listen to the talk. I enjoyed it as much as 'Bubblegum Crisis'. It's made in the same style. The only characters that crossover are Leon and his partner.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/04/08 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Wow all this Godanner talk is making me want to finish it. Watched the 1st disc and got bored cuz I started it right after Gravion/Gravion: Zwei. Like the SAME animation style. I'll finish it after I get Ikki Tousen finished smile. Oh man, its almost shameful how many panty shots and cleavage is in this O_O.


Shameful? Crazy talk.laughThat just makes it better. Everything in this series is over the top. Literally flowing-over the top.grin
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/04/08 09:42 PM

I tried watching AD police but gave up after a few episodes (rare for me). There wasn't enough action. I'll give it another try (subtitled this time).
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/05/08 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
It goes in the same vein as Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble. Since the first season is 13 eps it'll be a nice and enjoyable watch.


hm... ok, with that you have officially peeked my interest enough to download Minami-ke and give it a try. i love AzuDaioh and School Rumble for their crazy episodic zaniness. thanx smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/05/08 08:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Don't listen to the talk. I enjoyed it as much as 'Bubblegum Crisis'. It's made in the same style. The only characters that crossover are Leon and his partner.


i usually try not to. thing is i waited too long and now i gotta find it. first place i will check is TRSI cause it's easy and i dun mind giving them by biz. if they don't have it, then it's a bit more of a hunt from there :P
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/05/08 09:54 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i usually try not to. thing is i waited too long and now i gotta find it.


It won't be to hard pretty soon. ADV is finally re-releasing BGC Tokyo 2040 in a thinpak next month. smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/05/08 10:45 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Don't listen to the talk. I enjoyed it as much as 'Bubblegum Crisis'. It's made in the same style. The only characters that crossover are Leon and his partner.


i usually try not to. thing is i waited too long and now i gotta find it. first place i will check is TRSI cause it's easy and i dun mind giving them by biz. if they don't have it, then it's a bit more of a hunt from there :P


Rightstuf has been listing 'AD Police Files' on their weekly specials for a couple of months now. It's a steal for $8.99.grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/05/08 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
It goes in the same vein as Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble. Since the first season is 13 eps it'll be a nice and enjoyable watch.


hm... ok, with that you have officially peeked my interest enough to download Minami-ke and give it a try. i love AzuDaioh and School Rumble for their crazy episodic zaniness. thanx smile


No problem. I have Azumanga and School Rumble as well, probably why i like this one too. Just like Azu and School Rumble, i find that i still laugh each time i watch it.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/06/08 06:32 AM

I watched a bunch of (too much?) backlog anime this weekend and some newer items I just picked up. I finished off the DNAngel series that I'd seen the first two discs of a while ago. I also finished all 12 episodes of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. Then I watched the last two discs of FLCL that I had to get through and ended up the day with finally finishing off E's Otherwise; the ending was not as bad as I was anticipating.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/06/08 10:02 AM

This weekend I watched a few episodes of Touch. I know it's not really a show that would be a big seller here in the States (it's from the 80s, slice of life, about sports, no boobs, robots, ninjas or magic) but darn it, I would love to see Touch boxsets for sale here at TRSI.

I'm also thinking of having a sort of mini marathon tonight after work of some classic 80s shows. smile
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/06/08 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I watched a bunch of (too much?) backlog anime this weekend and some newer items I just picked up. ... I also finished all 12 episodes of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. ...


Nothing like a good bludgeoning to get the blood flowing. I too spent time working through the backlog.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/06/08 06:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Don't listen to the talk. I enjoyed it as much as 'Bubblegum Crisis'. It's made in the same style. The only characters that crossover are Leon and his partner.


i usually try not to. thing is i waited too long and now i gotta find it. first place i will check is TRSI cause it's easy and i dun mind giving them by biz. if they don't have it, then it's a bit more of a hunt from there :P


Rightstuf has been listing 'AD Police Files' on their weekly specials for a couple of months now. It's a steal for $8.99.grin


Um thats been there since I started buying Anime from Rightstuf LOL.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Rightstuf has been listing 'AD Police Files' on their weekly specials for a couple of months now. It's a steal for $8.99.grin


not that i need to be spending any money right now...
but it is tempting :3
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Nothing like a good bludgeoning to get the blood flowing. I too spent time working through the backlog.


Dokuro-chan is more fun than it has any right to be, especially considering how so very wrong it all is laugh
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 10:41 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Dokuro-chan is more fun than it has any right to be, especially considering how so very wrong it all is laugh


I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed it. I almost felt bad laughing so hard during it. I didn't think my sister would like it but she was laughing too. I feel like a corrupting influence smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 10:46 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I watched a bunch of (too much?) backlog anime this weekend and some newer items I just picked up. I finished off the DNAngel series that I'd seen the first two discs of a while ago. I also finished all 12 episodes of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. Then I watched the last two discs of FLCL that I had to get through and ended up the day with finally finishing off E's Otherwise; the ending was not as bad as I was anticipating.


Sounds like a fun weekend. I've tried overdosing on anime several times. I haven't been able to pass out yet.laugh
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 10:51 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Dokuro-chan is more fun than it has any right to be, especially considering how so very wrong it all is laugh


I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed it. I almost felt bad laughing so hard during it. I didn't think my sister would like it but she was laughing too. I feel like a corrupting influence smile


I saw a couple of episodes about three years ago at Animazement and have been waiting for it to be released here. It is wrong and very funny.grin
Just finished season one of "Magic Knight Rayearth".
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Dokuro-chan is more fun than it has any right to be, especially considering how so very wrong it all is laugh


I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed it. I almost felt bad laughing so hard during it. I didn't think my sister would like it but she was laughing too. I feel like a corrupting influence smile


I saw a couple of episodes about three years ago at Animazement and have been waiting for it to be released here. It is wrong and very funny.grin
Just finished season one of "Magic Knight Rayearth".


MKR is probably my alltime fav CLAMP work, both in anime and manga.
if you enjoyed Dokuro-chan, the same crazy folks who brought us it, also brought a new crazed whacked anime of even more epic proportions whose name escapes me at the moment. i'll add it later laugh
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 06:14 PM

>_> Only CLAMP work I've really seen is Code Geass.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/07/08 08:51 PM

ARIA! Holy cow! This is the first time that i saw this show. I've read a lot on it before getting this show, and saw that it was positive. Now i see why. Watched three discs in one night, now only three eps to go.

Where's season two?! laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/08/08 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
>_> Only CLAMP work I've really seen is Code Geass.


i'm 50/50 on their new stuff, but all the CLAMP classics and semi-classics are excellent.

Card Captor Sakura
Magic Knight Rayearth
CLAMP Campus Detectives
Clover anime short
CLAMP in Wonderland 1 & 2
Angelic Layer
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland
RG Veda

Tokyo Babylon was a mixed bag for me, though i enjoyed it more than X/1999 for the simple fact that it wraps things up. X has steered from the path one too many times and has never really gotten back on track, imo.

i wasn't really impressed with Chobits

of their new stuff, i enjoy xxxHolic but am blah on Tsubasa Chronicle.

Code Geass isn't actually a true CLAMP work in that they only do the character designs. it's not their story nor their production.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/08/08 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
ARIA! Holy cow! This is the first time that i saw this show. I've read a lot on it before getting this show, and saw that it was positive. Now i see why. Watched three discs in one night, now only three eps to go.

Where's season two?! laugh


told ya laugh
with the loverly release of season 1, i now demand the rest of ARIA. please. pretty please with strawberry pocky on top. and don't forget the OVAs and Specials.

has anyone watched the ARIA: The Origination OVA specials yet? kawaii!!!!!
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/08/08 10:24 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
ARIA! Holy cow! This is the first time that i saw this show. I've read a lot on it before getting this show, and saw that it was positive. Now i see why. Watched three discs in one night, now only three eps to go.

Where's season two?! laugh


told ya laugh
with the loverly release of season 1, i now demand the rest of ARIA. please. pretty please with strawberry pocky on top. and don't forget the OVAs and Specials.


Yes, let's have the rest of ARIA! Don't forget the OST's as well!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/09/08 02:24 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates

Yes, let's have the rest of ARIA! Don't forget the OST's as well!


the OSTs and then the artbooks smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/09/08 03:43 PM

Sadly i finished Aria (maybe watch again?). Now i just got in Galaxy Railways so i'll work that in too.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/09/08 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates

Yes, let's have the rest of ARIA! Don't forget the OST's as well!


the OSTs and then the artbooks smile


Yes. Artbook, posters and wall scrolls. Not to mention figures.grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/09/08 08:37 PM

Just got in the new fall catalog from RightStuf, and the cover is pretty good (though it doesn't have Alicia on it! cry). Hopefully anymore artwork will be just as good if not better.
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/09/08 08:44 PM

I am watching suzuka. Its kinda funny how dumb Yamato is. Anyone else like this kind of anime?
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/09/08 08:54 PM

I saw it as well, though there are better shows out there, this one was just O.K. although somewhat predictable.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/10/08 01:54 PM

Finished Ikki Tousen and I wouldn't really recommend purchasing it unless your crazy for panty shots. Not much to it, and theres almost no love between the two main characters (when there should be).

Started and finished the first disc (4 eps) of R.O.D. I remember vaguely watching it when it came out on like G4 or TechTV which ever it was when it was showing anime a couple years back. MAN its funny as heck tho! More so than even Full Metal Panic FUMMOFU (spelling?). Not to mention the paper sisters have some nice moves via Paper Magic laugh!! Anita is one quick lil 7th grader thats for sure LOL.

I'd already STRONGLY recommend getting R.O.D if you have not already got it. Just the first disc was worth the money I paid smile.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/10/08 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
I'd already STRONGLY recommend getting R.O.D if you have not already got it. Just the first disc was worth the money I paid


The series is awesome. I could watch this one over and over and not get tired of it. This is a permenant fixture to my collection.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/12/08 11:36 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just got in the new fall catalog from RightStuf, and the cover is pretty good (though it doesn't have Alicia on it! cry). Hopefully anymore artwork will be just as good if not better.


oooh!
~runs and checks her mailbox~
not yet, dangnabbit.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/12/08 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
I'd already STRONGLY recommend getting R.O.D if you have not already got it. Just the first disc was worth the money I paid


The series is awesome. I could watch this one over and over and not get tired of it. This is a permenant fixture to my collection.


+1 laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/12/08 12:07 PM

Just tried Dokuro-chan eps 1&2. It's...different that's for sure. And i thought that Elfen Lied and Claymore had a lot of blood! laugh Going to check out eps 3&4 later and see what happens.
Posted by: I1nk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/12/08 09:38 PM

I am currently watching Ranma 1/2.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/13/08 08:49 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just tried Dokuro-chan eps 1&2. It's...different that's for sure. And i thought that Elfen Lied and Claymore had a lot of blood! laugh Going to check out eps 3&4 later and see what happens.


the other series from the same director/producer which came out after Dokuro-chan is Dai Mahou Touge. check it out laugh
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/13/08 05:33 PM

BLOOD in an ANIME!!! WHERE!!!!!! I GOTTA BUY IT!!!!

If it was at all like Elfen Lied, then I'd love it. Besides I need some good mature themes. I'm getting tired of this love stuff.....it's good and all, just 1/100 of my anime is mature like Elfen Lied and Gantz.

Sad thing about my R.O.D THE TV series is.....I don't have the movie nor the manga. Those are supposed to be before the series frown. I at least remember the movie from when it showed on G4 or TechTV. I couldn't buy the manga via the TokyoPop sale cuz allot of my backordered and on order from manufacturer stuff shipped, and kinda hit me at the worst time. I WAS SOOOOOOOOOO looking to buy some more manga too! My collection isn't all that great either so I was hoping to expand.
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/13/08 05:50 PM

I am going to watch "All purpose cultral cat girl Nuku Nuku." Since the collection is coming out tomarrow I got in the mood to watch my dvds I have. This will take all week to watch, a few episodes each night.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/13/08 08:37 PM

Just finished off the last half of Black Cat this weekend. It was so very unfortunately mediocre or worse in every respect. Not bad, exactly, but it just didn't quite click.

Anyone know if the manga is any better? I feel like the anime left massive chunks of story out that I have to assume were covered in the manga (and if they weren't then that is even more unfortunate.)

Also got the first disc of Emma from Netflix and watched the first episode tonight. I wasn't sure it would be something I would like, honestly, but I was surprised by the first episode. A very nicely paced start. I'll have to see how the rest of the first disc goes.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/14/08 04:34 AM

Just finished Bleach diamond dust rebellion. It ruled!!!!

Now I'm going to watch Aria and Black Lagoon Second Barrage
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/14/08 07:51 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Just finished off the last half of Black Cat this weekend. It was so very unfortunately mediocre or worse in every respect. Not bad, exactly, but it just didn't quite click.


Black Cat was guilty fun for me. did it blow me away or dazzle and amaze, no. but it was fun and so i liked it smile the manga is worth looking at from the first 6 or 7 GNs i read. but it could also be that Black Cat just isn't for you which is OK too.

Emma rulz. know this laugh
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/14/08 08:42 AM

NOTE: Some possible spoilers in the post below, do not read if you have not yet seen the show.

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Black Cat was guilty fun for me. did it blow me away or dazzle and amaze, no. but it was fun and so i liked it smile the manga is worth looking at from the first 6 or 7 GNs i read. but it could also be that Black Cat just isn't for you which is OK too.

Emma rulz. know this laugh


Black cat was definitely entertaining for what it was, so it isn't as if I have any problems with it, I just wanted to care more about the characters than I did. I just felt like each character was a bit un(der)developed. I really enjoyed the first two discs of the series which set things up nicely for what could have followed, but by the last two discs it felt like they were just throwing it all away.

*POSSIBLE SPOILERS BEGIN*



For instance, Saki (sp?), the girl he meets in the mountains...what's up with that 1 episode arc? It ended up being a filler episode when I thought they were going to reveal some important story elements. Did his defeating the attackers magically make her problems go away? Was there some deeper connection between Saki and Saya? Did I miss several minutes of dialogue that explained all this? I felt like I did.

And then, they add in something like a half-dozen sweepers to fight Creed and I'm suddenly supposed to care about these guys? What should have been rather epic ends up being a bit anticlimactic.

And finally, after Eve is taken we see Train all gung-ho about getting her back and I wanted to believe that was okay, except for the fact that to this point Train has shown only mild interest in the girl, seeing, maybe 2 or 3 real "moments" between the characters.

Before I forget there is also the whole deal with the guy who trained him (name escapes me) in his last battle before saving Eve. I wanted to feel more in that battle, but considering we were only introduced to that part of his past a few episodes ago, and then completely avoided for the following episodes, well, I couldn't muster up any great amount of feeling.

*END SPOILERS*



Thinking about it, maybe the dub performance (which is what I watched) just didn't bring out the proper emotions it was meant to (I didn't watch it subbed so perhaps the Japanese audio is better in that respect.) That said, I've liked all those actors in other parts, so that might not be it either. Like I said, at the end of the day, I just couldn't care as much as I wanted to, which is unfortunate because I love to become emotionally invested in the characters.

Oh well, I don't feel like it wasn't worth watching as I was entertained for the time it took to watch it. I just don't think I could really recommend it to anyone else. Unless I was speaking only of the first two discs. Those two first discs were great.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/14/08 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
Just finished Bleach diamond dust rebellion. It ruled!!!!

Now I'm going to watch Aria and Black Lagoon Second Barrage


I had the pleasure of watching it in a mini-theater at AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta) in the original Japanese dub. Even with me being familiar with the english voice-actors it was well worth watching. My eyeballs were glued to that big image for what, like 2 hours? So awesome. Just need to go and see the first movie, and catch up with the series. I only one season 1 frown. Up to the point where Ichigo and the gang are preparing to go to the Soul Society.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/14/08 06:32 PM

Finished up Gunparade March.

Going to re-watch Lost Universe. (What can i say, Canal rocks!! blush)

Also going to try to work in Good Morning Althea.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/14/08 10:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
Just finished Bleach diamond dust rebellion. It ruled!!!!

Now I'm going to watch Aria and Black Lagoon Second Barrage


I had the pleasure of watching it in a mini-theater at AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta) in the original Japanese dub. Even with me being familiar with the english voice-actors it was well worth watching. My eyeballs were glued to that big image for what, like 2 hours? So awesome. Just need to go and see the first movie, and catch up with the series. I only one season 1 frown. Up to the point where Ichigo and the gang are preparing to go to the Soul Society.


Wo, alpha you got some catching up to do, but I'm sure you'll catch up in no time. The story is awsome. You'll find a lot surprises.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Spoiler

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ichigo's dad is a shiningami and he
was a captain.











Just finished the latest Naruto Shippuden, It was sad, Asuma dies. The next episode is going to be even more sad when Shikamaru, Ino, Choji watch as Asuma dies. Bleach 190 is Almost up, yes. Oh yeah I just finished Suzuka and Aria. They were both good, especially Aria.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/15/08 08:16 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Finished up Gunparade March.

Going to re-watch Lost Universe. (What can i say, Canal rocks!! blush)

Also going to try to work in Good Morning Althea.


what did you think of Gunparade March? i'm on the fence with it.
Lost Universe i need to get. i know i want it, just gotta find the money break to get it along with a slew of other anime titles.

enjoy Good Morning Althea smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/15/08 08:18 AM

thanx for the input on Black Cat. i'll keep it in mind smile
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/15/08 05:20 PM

Unfortunately for you Zaraki, the Wiki site spoiled the "Ichigo's dad is a shinigami" thing.

RAAAAA...I need to get to buying Gunparade March also. Got the OST, its ok. All I need now is to buy the freaking series.

Also note, one disc (3 eps) left on R.O.D THE TV laugh!! CAN'T WAIT!! You'll here from me here tomorrow (Thru. 16).
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/15/08 05:54 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Finished up Gunparade March.

Going to re-watch Lost Universe. (What can i say, Canal rocks!! blush)

Also going to try to work in Good Morning Althea.


what did you think of Gunparade March? i'm on the fence with it.
Lost Universe i need to get. i know i want it, just gotta find the money break to get it along with a slew of other anime titles.

enjoy Good Morning Althea smile


What? You don't have Lost U? I...I...I'm in shock shocked GO get it now!!!
Gunparade March wasn't too bad. It started off with a lot of action and mechain the begining. Around ep 7/8 it turned into the romantic side of things. More of character interactions with each other than the action it had in the begining. And the last 3-4 eps are mostly about the two leads and their inability to convey their feelings for each other (hmm...kinda like AMG). Though overall not that bad. Worth at least a once through.
Posted by: Antics

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/15/08 10:02 PM

Tonight I'm planning on starting Lost Universe to continue in my sci-fi anime craze after finishing up Battle of the Stars. laugh I'll hopefully be able to watch the Battle of the Stars III OVA fansub sometime soon as well.

Currently on my fansub watching I'm following Soul Eater as well as Kyouran Kazoku Nikki. <3 them both.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/16/08 03:42 AM

Just finsished black lagoon second barrage, vol.1. Now I think I'm going to watch haruhi suzumiya again, fruits basket, ghost hunt, and a little DBZ season 6.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/16/08 07:20 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates

Worth at least a once through.


if i'm only going to watch something once, then i usually don't buy it. buyability for me is the same as rewatchability. if i have no desire to ever rewatch the anime (or whatever) again then i won't buy it. i am all for borrowing something i am meh about. if after i borrow and watch it and decide i like it enough to garner rewatchings, then i will buy it smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/16/08 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates

Worth at least a once through.


if i'm only going to watch something once, then i usually don't buy it. buyability for me is the same as rewatchability. if i have no desire to ever rewatch the anime (or whatever) again then i won't buy it. i am all for borrowing something i am meh about. if after i borrow and watch it and decide i like it enough to garner rewatchings, then i will buy it smile


I know how you feel. I saw the fansub version and i might pick it up later-when i get some $$! However i too look for re-watchability. It's what makes anime enjoyable.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/16/08 04:41 PM

Well I imagine when I pass another 10-20 years of age I will most likely be re-watching my anime that will, at that time, be super old-school LOL.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/17/08 02:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Well I imagine when I pass another 10-20 years of age I will most likely be re-watching my anime that will, at that time, be super old-school LOL.


Same here
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/18/08 08:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Well I imagine when I pass another 10-20 years of age I will most likely be re-watching my anime that will, at that time, be super old-school LOL.


but of course. that's how the cycle works smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/18/08 10:39 AM

Going to see if i can work in AMG Fighting Wings eps. since i haven't seen them for a spell.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/18/08 11:14 AM

Just finished up Sketchbook ~full colors~ and working on Hidamori Sketch x365. In other licensed news, I am about to finish up Aria, just one disk left.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/18/08 08:54 PM

Yup and when you do finish the awsome first season of Aria, look forward to the second season.
I can't wait.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/19/08 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
Just finished up Sketchbook ~full colors~ and working on Hidamori Sketch x365. In other licensed news, I am about to finish up Aria, just one disk left.


what did you think of Sketchbook? i loved it laugh
i love slice-of-life anime.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/19/08 11:30 AM

It wasn't too bad. I watched the entire thing in like 2 days if that tells you anything. I also loved the Aria x-over stuff.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/19/08 03:07 PM

Anyone see Early Reins? Thought about giving this one a try.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/19/08 04:44 PM

Finished 'Tokyo Underground' last night. Not terrible, not good, but it was a bit of an ordeal. Quite a few anime cliches in characters and plot lines.
"WAIT...NO...THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE".
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/19/08 07:24 PM

I decided to shuffle the watch cue a bit and pulled Dual! up to the front. It was amusing and surprisingly well done.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/19/08 09:04 PM

Well I finished watching the first and second Cardcaptor Sakura movies. The first was...well, not that great, but the second more than made up for it.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/20/08 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Well I finished watching the first and second Cardcaptor Sakura movies. The first was...well, not that great, but the second more than made up for it.


i hope you have seen the whole CCS tv series first.
the 1st CCS movie takes place abut halfway through the series. personally, i love it, especially Li's sisters laugh and the second, well of course it rocks. it's the ending for the tv series smile
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/20/08 09:15 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i hope you have seen the whole CCS tv series first.
the 1st CCS movie takes place abut halfway through the series. personally, i love it, especially Li's sisters laugh and the second, well of course it rocks. it's the ending for the tv series smile
Yep, I've seen the series (several years ago, fan-subbed.) I'm trying to pick up the individual subbed DVDs when I happen to see them. They are really hard to find, and trying to buy a set is just ridiculous.

I think my problem with the first movie was the dub cast. It just seemed very miscast (especially Sakura, who sounded far too old.) I re-watched it subbed early this morning and liked it a lot more.

The second movie's dub was good though, which I was happy about.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/20/08 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I decided to shuffle the watch cue a bit and pulled Dual! up to the front. It was amusing and surprisingly well done.


I really think that Dual! is a surprisingly underrated series. The characters and stories in that series were so entertaining to watch and I'm usually the first one to tear a mech series to shreds in a review.
Posted by: DarkLord

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/20/08 01:18 PM

I'm watching Escaflowne right now.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/20/08 04:13 PM

If your watching the series Escaflowne, finish that then immediately follow up with the movie. ITS AWESOME!!! laugh.

******EDIT******
Just finished Starship Operators....I really do not know where to put this in the ratings. Story wise it started off bad by throwing you into the situation, and pretty much had no character build. Character design was ok, nothing flashy or breathtaking. Although the spaceship battles are pretty well done, and I enjoyed them, even tho most of them dont last long. If only this were a longer series it would have been top notch. I could, and I bet anyone else that has watched SSO, see where things could be more flushed out and lengthened.
First volume=disappointment
Second volume=plot twist(maybe) and improvement over the first
Third volume=Finally some action, major twists, awesome battles, and at the last episode...a little trickle of tears smile. I apparently have no regrets on purchasing it now. If only there was more story at the end. Kinda a cliffhanger so to speak seeing as you don't really get to see what happens to the crew. But don't let that er your interest in buying this. I now reccomened it just a WEEEEeee bit more than at the start LOL.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/21/08 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel

Yep, I've seen the series (several years ago, fan-subbed.) I'm trying to pick up the individual subbed DVDs when I happen to see them. They are really hard to find, and trying to buy a set is just ridiculous.


sometimes TRSI will do a badass sale on the whole series. tis how i got mine and paid under $100 for it. that was such a beautiful sale smile

i don't know about the dub cast since i watch all my anime in japanese. sad to hear they did some miscasting in the first movie, though wouldn't the dub actress have been the same for the whole series? ~piku~
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/21/08 10:36 AM

Watched "Spirit of Wonder" last night. A very peculiar anime but entertaining nonetheless.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/21/08 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Just finished Starship Operators....I really do not know where to put this in the ratings. Story wise it started off bad by throwing you into the situation, and pretty much had no character build.
In the begining it felt like there was a free for all with the characters as to trying to find out which one was the main character and which ones were the secondary ones. This is why i wish that there were more eps to this series than the 13. The story isn't that bad at all but, if they had taken the time to develop the characters a little more then, i think that the show would have been a lot more enjoyable.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/21/08 07:00 PM

Animonday on the Sci Fi channel started 'Strait Jacket' last night. Did anyone else watch it?
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/21/08 10:08 PM

I saw it on T.V. but I did not get the chance to watch it. I never heard of it, is it good?

I'm just watching Full Metal Alchemist from the beginning. Just got the chance to watch Naruto 80, it was pretty sad, I had to hold back my tears. I'm also going to watch Bleach episode 191, which I believe is coming out today.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/22/08 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Animonday on the Sci Fi channel started 'Strait Jacket' last night. Did anyone else watch it?


i haven't seen all of it, but what i saw in fansubs i really enjoyed. it's a short OVA which was just recently released complete on one dvd so i'll be picking it up and watching the whole thing.

what were your thoughts from what you saw?
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/23/08 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
I saw it on T.V. but I did not get the chance to watch it. I never heard of it, is it good?


It was shown in a movie format (undoubtably the same version as the U.S. release). It was pretty good, I liked it quite a bit.
The look and feel of the anime reminded me a great deal of FMA. An alternate world with jumbled clothing and technology from different eras and a special elite paramilitary police force that can use magic. (lots of glowing magic circles in mid-air)
The animation is top notch and the english dub cast are some of the best and well know American voice actors.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/26/08 09:30 AM

I just finished off Midori Days yesterday. Also watched the first disc of Fushigi Yugi, most of the first disc of Blue Seed, and the fifth disc of Nadesico (one more to go before I've watched that series completely.)

All were good, with Fushigi Yugi falling a bit behind the others mostly due to, I imagine, budget issues, as there were a lot of shortcuts taken to avoid having to animate in a lot of different places. Still a good story though so far...though I can see (with it being 52 episodes plus a dozen or so OVA episodes) that it may get to dragging at some point. I'm just hoping that point is later on in the series and not early.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/26/08 11:15 AM

Just finished Karas and Tweeny Witches and I've got one disk to go on Patlabor. Karas was certainly pretty but was a bit messy on the storytelling. The first volume leaves the viewer mostly in the dark. Thankfully the second volume answers many of the dangling questions but continues to heap on more. Nearly everything gets answered by the end but I think it diminishes its own potential by its ham-handed attempt to keep the mystery up. The ending is also rather boilerplate, culminating in the obligatory final-boss battle complete with a "What!? How can this be!?!" utterance from the antagonist upon witnessing the hero's obligatory second-wind. Despite all this it remains an enjoyable show and pretty much begs for a re-watch after the first viewing.

Tweeny Witches was a lot of fun. It's a Studio 4C production with what was clearly a shoestring budget. It's actually interesting to see what a highly-talented animation team will do when on a tight budget. You can get the massive [but creative] cel reuse and repeated transitional sequences like Utena, the single frame per second animation in a few unfortunate parts of Megazone III or massively off-character animation when you kick a couple of episodes over to the interns to complete on their own a la Samurai 7.

Then you have Tweeny Witches, an entirely different animal altogether. Throughout the series it is clear that they're managing their time and budget down to a razor's edge. On occasion something will be rather roughly drawn or a scene will be shot from a peculiar camera angle (if you've seen the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer then you may be reminded of its unusual camera work when you see this) particularly when attempting to avoid high-animation areas such as mouths and legs. Most of these effects add the the cobbled-together feel that compliments the pop-fairy-tale feel of this title rather well.

In a sense, it's got a very experimental feel to it in some ways but, to be fair, while it's distinctive and fun much of the time, it's not always successful, particularly in one scene which plays with what would best be described as "blur-pausing" during one high-dialog scene. Each character would make some dramatic motion to speak which would be blurred and then frozen mid-motion after about one second leaving the viewer staring at a still frame for several seconds of dialog. Rinse/lather/repeat until said viewer is wondering if their DVD player is having issues.

It's a bit of a stretch but I'd liken Tweeny Witches to something of a mesh between Richard Scarry and Tim Burton while still painting a very unique and varied realm. The pacing is, for the most part, rather well done for a show comprised of 9-minute episodes however it [d]evolves completely opposite to, say, Neo Ranga which is also constrained by a similar episode length. Whereas Neo Ranga had some initial awkwardness in fitting its story into such bite-sized episodes yet quickly adapted, Tweeny Witches hit a natural stride almost immediately and broke down towards the end.

The end is a bit rushed and a few plot points which were very likely proto-arcs for another season were completely glossed over and hand-waved. That said, the journey is a blast, the realm and its fairy lore is fascinating and the characters are all very likable (particularly the ever-optimistic Arusu).

I've already gone on way longer than I expected so I'll just say that Patlabor is a great show and I've enjoyed it thoroughly. Anyone who enjoys "hard" scifi series like Planetes wherein future technology is more constrained to the realm of plausibility and is used more as the storytelling medium than the plot, then Patlabor is pretty much of a guaranteed hit.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/26/08 01:54 PM

i loooooooooove Tweeny Witches, as they dubbed the title. aka Mahou Shoujo-tai Alice, i loved the animation style. considering it is Studio4*c, i would say that the animation style was more intentional than not. do we know if they had a tight budget, or was it artistic more than anything else. they used a lot of new and creative methods to animate the series, giving it an almost old-fantasy novel feel. like old parchment paper, leather cover, and bound by tight leather threads.

Studio $*c is one of the most ctting edge animation studios at the moment, imo. look at their collected shorts and you can see they don't care about taking artistic risks, and love searching for new and original talent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_4%C2%B0C

their short films are some of their most avant garde work.
hm... now i gotta hunt up jpop music videos laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/26/08 02:20 PM

I think they did an amazing job working within the constraints that they were bound by but many of the stylistic decisions I was referring to were unambiguously cost/labor-cutting measures that, while often creative, were clearly less effective than 4C's true capabilities when working unconstrained. I have no doubt that Studio 4C is capable of producing some of the best output per dollar spent on the planet so I'd be curious as to what differences we'd see if they were given a [t]wee[ny] bit more budget.

I though ending theme was also great, BTW, and makes me wish again for the golden age in which domestic anime OSTs were diverse and plentiful<sniff/>.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/26/08 03:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I though ending theme was also great, BTW, and makes me wish again for the golden age in which domestic anime OSTs were diverse and plentiful<sniff/>.


thing is, were they ever really given any less of a budget than any other normal series would have gotten? that's my main question. budget symantecs aside, anyone who hasn't seen Mahou Shoujo-Tai Alice really needs to give this anime a chance. the story is amazing, characters engaging, and art-style unique with funkadelic animation. i love the lil animation shorts inbetween the 15 minute chapters. the lil robot sprite thingies are so freaking cute! laugh

that aside though, there was once hope when there were soundtracks galore being licensed for US release. alas, that is no more and i constantly shed tears over it ;_;
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/27/08 11:38 AM

Ug, I watched one volume of tweeny witches and absolutely tore it apart. It was terrible and I couldn't stand it. The animation looked like a cross between Miyazaki and Tim Burton and the main character was the most annoying little... ahem. Anyways, just my two cents there.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/28/08 10:46 AM

Finally got to finish 'Black Lagoon:Second Barrage' last night. I sat in a refrigeratered video room at Animazement till about 5:00am watching the entire second season but just had to go to bed cause I had to drive home the next day. I saw all but the last two episodes, until now. They left a lot of room for a third season.grin
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/28/08 11:23 AM

Yeah, I thought the last two volumes of Second Barrage (the Japan story arc) went a long way in advancing Revy and Rock's characters.

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I'm curious to see how Revy and Rock's relationship progresses, given what they went through in Japan. Philosophically, they seem to be moving toward each other, though I see more movement in Rock (mainly, with regard to his inability to choose a path for himself). Revy will always be Revy, but at least she's started to appreciate where Rock's coming from.

Also, I'm looking forward to see how Eda's CIA background works its way into the story, if at all.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/28/08 07:52 PM

OH YES, I'm watching Noein atm. Anyone love this as much as I do? Love the music, and want to find the OST for it smile.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/28/08 10:55 PM

Finished up Comic Party and Patlabor and I'm now working on Slayers: Next.

I enjoyed what I caught of Noein on the SciFi channel which I subsequently bought but have not yet watched. Perhaps I'll interleave it with my Slayers viewing. I'm ashamed to say that I don't recall the music so I'll make an extra point to pay attention to it when I watch it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 10:13 AM

With all the stuff I just picked up in the last week, it was a hard choice on what to start off with. So yesterday afternoon I watched FLCL for the first time since it last aired on Adult Swim I believe. I started on Risky Safety last night with the first volume, but considering how short it actually is, I'll probably finish that up and move on to something else before the day is out.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 10:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Yeah, I thought the last two volumes of Second Barrage (the Japan story arc) went a long way in advancing Revy and Rock's characters.

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I'm curious to see how Revy and Rock's relationship progresses, given what they went through in Japan. Philosophically, they seem to be moving toward each other, though I see more movement in Rock (mainly, with regard to his inability to choose a path for himself). Revy will always be Revy, but at least she's started to appreciate where Rock's coming from.

Also, I'm looking forward to see how Eda's CIA background works its way into the story, if at all.


hehe... i shan't spoil anything for you, but i definitely look forward to hearing more of your thoughts/impressions as the series comes to a conclusion.

and yes, Balalaika still rulz! laugh

Hansel and Gretel were freakishly disturbingly sickenly awesome!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
With all the stuff I just picked up in the last week, it was a hard choice on what to start off with. So yesterday afternoon I watched FLCL for the first time since it last aired on Adult Swim I believe. I started on Risky Safety last night with the first volume, but considering how short it actually is, I'll probably finish that up and move on to something else before the day is out.


the first 3 episodes of FLCL are genius. the last 3 were a jumbled mess. Risky Safety is great. short but good, heartfelt and warming, and a bit intense and heavy at times. i'm glad i was finally able to pick it up after waiting so long.

after Risky Safety, what are you thinking of starting?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
hehe... i shan't spoil anything for you, but i definitely look forward to hearing more of your thoughts/impressions as the series comes to a conclusion.

I saw Vol. 3 this past weekend. I'm referring to how things will progress in the third season.

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Hansel and Gretel were freakishly disturbingly sickenly awesome!

Ah, yes...

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...and you never know which one is which... so cute, and so deadly with a BAR! Unfortunately for them, they crossed the wrong woman. Speaking of whom, Balalaika seemed on the verge of "taking liberties" with Rock in one of the last episodes. Of course, we are talking about the same woman who called Chang "Baby" to his face. lol She just keeps getting better as we see more of her.
Posted by: Stefanie

When They Cry (Higurashi) - 10/29/08 11:45 AM

Speaking of cute-n-creepy kids, Volume 1 (hybrid, with artbox) of When They Cry appeared in "Shawne's deal of the day" list a week or so ago, so I took a chance on it. The online reviews were a bit cryptic, so I didn't have much to go on, other than the Geneon product description.

I watched it last night, and I love it. If I had the other five volumes, I would've stayed up all night watching it straight through. This show has that "This @#$% just isn't right!" feel to it, which turned out to be fitting for Halloween week. I can't believe I haven't heard about it before now (maybe I haven't been paying attention). At least through the first five episodes, I think it's much better than Paranoia Agent.

If the series is able to maintain its creepiness, it could wind up being one of my all-time favorites. Maybe I'm the only one who enjoyed it so much, but this show was exactly what I hoped it would be.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: When They Cry (Higurashi) - 10/29/08 11:57 AM

WOOT to the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, or When Cicadas Cry, or When they cry *and now you know, and knowledge is power* has to be my favorite blood fest anime. When Geneon folded and it was not fully released I was really bummed out. I have already seen all of it on fansub so I was not left lacking, but I still want to own it. The thing that I love about it so much is the fact that it is just so hard to figure out what in the ^$&**# is going on. Unfortunately the sub group I was getting it from stopped half way into Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai so I still don't know how all of this is going to come out. I quit downloading it when the original license was announced that’s why I didn't search for another group that did finish it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
The first 3 episodes of FLCL are genius. the last 3 were a jumbled mess. Risky Safety is great. short but good, heartfelt and warming, and a bit intense and heavy at times. I'm glad i was finally able to pick it up after waiting so long.

after Risky Safety, what are you thinking of starting?


Well as far as newly acquired stuff, I have Koi Kaze, Outlaw Star, and Strawberry Eggs left. So it's going to be one of those. All the while I will be trying to resist the urge to watch Haruhi Suzumiya for what could be the 5th or 6th time since I got the complete collection back at the beginning of September (which reminds I'm never taking free shipping from that site which I won't name again, it took a little over two weeks for it to arrive). I've heard Strawberry Eggs is good but not great so that might be up next after I finish Risky Safety. But I haven't seen Outlaw Star probably since its last run on Toonami which also means I've never seen it uncut either. As much as I might want to, I think I'll save it for last, but you never know.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 01:53 PM

I love Outlaw Star. I remember watching it on Toonami and then recently picked it up and watched it completely uncut. One entire episode was cut from TV, and I must say it really does add something to the story having it in there (it provides some good background information.) That said, the episode is just a ton of fan service, so I can understand why they couldn't show it on Toonami.

Next up on my list of stuff to watch is Haruhi Suzumiya. I watched the first disc so far. Before I move on to the rest of the series though the Read or Die movie just came from Netflix, so I'm going to pop that in and watch it first.

Let me know how Strawberry Eggs is, it has been sitting on my "things to check out" list for a while but I haven't gotten the chance yet.

Of course, new purchases will probably have to wait a few weeks, because I just spent a ton more money on the Nozomi sale and I probably shouldn't have.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 03:17 PM

Outlaw Star is a lot of fun, with no real weaknesses. I enjoyed it all the way through. The haunting melody of the closing theme is worth a listen, too.

Strawberry Eggs is cute and silly, and as long as you don't expect it to reinvent anime, you'll probably enjoy it for the comedy. I consider it a slight underachiever, but it's still fun.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 04:44 PM

Got in Mezzo vols 1 & 2, and have ex-driver movie and series coming any day. So i'll give them a try this week.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Got in Mezzo vols 1 & 2


I gots the "" http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/Tdjw8omeK-VCYlots7/browse/item/67744/4/0/0 "" Mezzo Complete Collection, but not the "" http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/Tdjw8omeK-VCYlots7/browse/item/81003/4/0/0 "" newer set.

I also have Kite Liberator smile. And the Director's Cut Mezzo Forte........ >_>
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I enjoyed what I caught of Noein on the SciFi channel which I subsequently bought but have not yet watched. Perhaps I'll interleave it with my Slayers viewing. I'm ashamed to say that I don't recall the music so I'll make an extra point to pay attention to it when I watch it.


Oh, I've been wondering ?_? on the opening theme for Noein the music has a kind of...echo or hallway sound to it. Like it's really far away or sumthing. It just seems odd, but sounds good in the end. Noein is deffinetly worth the watch if you were to ask me.

I'll be finishing Noein up, then, when Ergo Proxy gets back to me, THANK YOU RIGHTSTUF CS, I'll be watching that.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 09:47 PM

Tonight I watched an episode of Chance Pop Session. I need to figure out what to watch before bed as I have time for about one more episode.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
I also have Kite Liberator smile. And the Director's Cut Mezzo Forte........ >_>

Mezzo Forte and Kite = good stuff, and I do prefer the uncut versions of both, despite the bashing from several critics.

The Mezzo series is fun, too, and it ties up the loose ends from the OVA. My only complaint about Kite Liberator is that it was too short, considering how much anticipation there was for that release.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/29/08 11:23 PM

As expected I finished Risky Safety earlier today. Good show, no wonder I wanted it as a pick me up in case Rumbling Hearts had turned out to be a downer when I made my previous order (but it got cancelled out of my last order so I had to order it again). Anyways, I think I'll finish out viewing my new stuff by going with Strawberry Eggs, Koi Kaze, then ending on a high note with Outlaw Star. All the while figuring out what I'm gonna try to order online or buy in a store next month.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 08:48 AM

how is Koi Kaze?

Outlaw Star was good. it had some weak/average moments, but all around it was OK. my personal beef with it is that they killed off my favorite character in the first dvd, hence a lingering grudge and sense of loss/disappointment as i never could get as motivated over the other characters as i did her.

but, it has also been quite some time since i saw Outlaw Star so my opinion/impression now may be different than what it was then.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 11:10 AM

Koi Kaze is actually a well made anime disturbingly successful in making you feel sympathetic to the plight of the main character. The entire series builds to one potentially life altering decision. Heavy stuff. You know it's wrong, but you can't stop watching to see how it turns out.

Outlaw Star brings back nostalgic memories of the early days of Adult Swim. I rewatched my box set over the summer.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
my personal beef with it is that they killed off my favorite character in the first dvd...

Now that the spoiler is out, I think Hilda was everyone's favorite character. She deserves a prequel.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 03:57 PM

Well with a free day on me, I went ahead and blew threw Strawberry Eggs. Not a bad show at all. The situation that led to the main character dressing as a woman to take on the teaching job was kinda flimsy, but it did what it had to do to kick start the story. Once you actually get past that, its a good show that tackles a few male-female issues pretty decently as it fits into the comedy. And I must say there was a nice little twist thrown in the last episode with why the school principal had her highly misandric attitude towards males. Again this wasn't great, but I'm glad I bought because I'm sure I'll watch it again.

As for what I'll watch next, it will definitely be Koi Kaze. I already know what to expect with that. It truly fits what I've heard or read that someone else said about it. It is a show that is heartwarming and disturbing at the same time. And after that is out of the way, I can finish my latest batch of purchases with a true classic (at least to Toonami fans), Outlaw Star.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 04:42 PM

Re: Strawberry Eggs
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
And I must say there was a nice little twist thrown in the last episode...

Yeah, that was cute. cool

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I have to admit to feeling squeamish about the hospital scene, though. That's one aspect of anime/manga to which my American sensibilities can't adjust. I like Loveless, too, but I still get squeamish during certain parts.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 05:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
I also have Kite Liberator smile. And the Director's Cut Mezzo Forte........ >_>

Mezzo Forte and Kite = good stuff, and I do prefer the uncut versions of both, despite the bashing from several critics.

The Mezzo series is fun, too, and it ties up the loose ends from the OVA. My only complaint about Kite Liberator is that it was too short, considering how much anticipation there was for that release.


Bad scenes aside, they are great to watch. And yes, sadly, Kite Liberator was very short. Did it seem like the older female waitress in that restaurant was the main character from Kite?
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Well with a free day on me, I went ahead and blew threw Strawberry Eggs. Not a bad show at all. The situation that led to the main character dressing as a woman to take on the teaching job was kinda flimsy, but it did what it had to do to kick start the story. Once you actually get past that, its a good show that tackles a few male-female issues pretty decently as it fits into the comedy. And I must say there was a nice little twist thrown in the last episode with why the school principal had her highly misandric attitude towards males. Again this wasn't great, but I'm glad I bought because I'm sure I'll watch it again.

I liked the series but I have this problem with wanting all shows to have a happy ending.
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I thought it would have been fine to have his mysterious landlady to have been the principal's mother and original founder of the school so that he wouldn't have had to leave. Then again it would have been hard to get past the events at the hospital.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 07:45 PM

Just finished Black Cat and Suzuka.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 08:36 PM

Noein, if you don't got it, your not an anime fan! Its got everything you'd love in it. Complete with happy ending grin.

Noein, completed!
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 09:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Noein, if you don't got it, your not an anime fan! Its got everything you'd love in it. Complete with happy ending grin.


Don't got it. But yes i'm still an anime fan! What was with the fight scenes when they went into b&w? confused While it wasn't a bad show, it's not one i'm going to run out and buy anytime soon.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/30/08 11:58 PM

I,ve seen NOEIN on sale like every week on RightStuff. I'm still not convinced on getting it based on the reviews I've read about it.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/31/08 09:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
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I thought it would have been fine to have his mysterious landlady to have been the principal's mother and original founder of the school so that he wouldn't have had to leave. Then again it would have been hard to get past the events at the hospital.


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Heh, that would've been interesting, considering Sannomiya is supposed to be in her 70s. That would make Sanjo at least 90.

I would've focused much more on comedy, and taken the story in a different direction... rather than have the whole school find out that Amawa is male, only Principal Sannomiya would find out, and she, Amawa, and Sanjo come to an agreement (reluctantly for the other two, but to Sanjo's great amusement) that Amawa can stay indefinitely, as long as he keeps up his feminine persona. The series could run forever. Also, I'd have a running gag in which Vice-principal Mukogawa constantly makes passes at Amawa when no one else is around, still thinking that he's female. Hey, if she's going to wear skirts that short and tight, she might as well be a predator.
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Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/31/08 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
I,ve seen NOEIN on sale like every week on RightStuff. I'm still not convinced on getting it based on the reviews I've read about it.


Well, I can't really force or tell you out right to buy it, but if its on sale, it wouldn't be a bad buy thats for sure.

I need to hunt down the OST for it cuz the music is a big part of the series, least for me anyway.

Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 10/31/08 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Originally Posted By: stargates
Got in Mezzo vols 1 & 2


I gots the "" http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/Tdjw8omeK-VCYlots7/browse/item/67744/4/0/0 "" Mezzo Complete Collection, but not the "" http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/Tdjw8omeK-VCYlots7/browse/item/81003/4/0/0 "" newer set.


I got vols 1 & 2 from the rightstuf bargain bin for 7.99 a disc. smile If i get a chance to pick up vol 3 soon i'll have gotten the whole series for $25!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/01/08 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: otakuden
my personal beef with it is that they killed off my favorite character in the first dvd...

Now that the spoiler is out, I think Hilda was everyone's favorite character. She deserves a prequel.


hey now, i didn't say who my fav character and what. for those who hadn't seen the first dvd yet, they'd have no idea so :P no spoilers.

but yeah, Hilda was the shiz.
and then *poof*
i cried frown and the rest of the series was ruined for me.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/01/08 10:13 AM

After all the trick or treaters stopped coming by last night, I finished up Koi Kaze. Definitely a good show. I really like that they took on the whole incest situation in a serious manner. In any other anime, it would have just been played for laughs. No matter how you might really feel about that sort of thing, the characters were portrayed in a way that was just right to me. The ending sees them getting together, but it didn't come off like it was supposed to be a happy ending. Koshiro is smart enough to know why he shouldn't be doing such a thing and he tries his best to not let it happen. But in the end, the words that his ex-girlfriend said to him probably pushed him towards what ended up happening.

Anyways, enough about that, Next up for me is Outlaw Star. I really wanna get as much enjoyment out of its as possible so I'll try to pace myself and not blow through it in a day or two. Its the last new thing I have left unless I put in an order for something else this week.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/01/08 10:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
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I thought it would have been fine to have his mysterious landlady to have been the principal's mother and original founder of the school so that he wouldn't have had to leave. Then again it would have been hard to get past the events at the hospital.

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Heh, that would've been interesting, considering Sannomiya is supposed to be in her 70s. That would make Sanjo at least 90.
I would've focused much more on comedy, and taken the story in a different direction... rather than have the whole school find out that Amawa is male, only Principal Sannomiya would find out, and she, Amawa, and Sanjo come to an agreement (reluctantly for the other two, but to Sanjo's great amusement) that Amawa can stay indefinitely, as long as he keeps up his feminine persona. The series could run forever. Also, I'd have a running gag in which Vice-principal Mukogawa constantly makes passes at Amawa when no one else is around, still thinking that he's female. Hey, if she's going to wear skirts that short and tight, she might as well be a predator.
wink

Exactly. That would have been much better and very funny.laugh
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/01/08 11:12 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
hey now, i didn't say who my fav character and what. for those who hadn't seen the first dvd yet, they'd have no idea so :P no spoilers.

"Stefanie the Instigator" giggles to herself.

Originally Posted By: otakuden

but yeah, Hilda was the shiz.
and then *poof*
i cried frown and the rest of the series was ruined for me.

Click to reveal..
As much as I hated to see Hilda go (and I really should contact Takehiko Ito's people about a prequel - hey, if they can produce Angel Links, they can show Hilda some love), her death had the opposite effect on me, making me even more interested in the series. I thought if they were willing to kill off the coolest character like that, then anything could happen, and no one could be assumed to be safe. While I don't love/hate happy endings per se, I do hate blatantly predictable shows. With the shock of Hilda's death, Outlaw Star gained my respect right off the bat.

By the same token, I love the ending for Cowboy Bebop, even though my three favorite characters (Spike, Vicious, and Julia) die in the end. It was sad the first time I saw it, but it works very well. Of course, we got to enjoy Spike and Vicious for the whole series, whereas we barely got to know Hilda. I agree that her limited screen time was disappointing, but it created a realistic atmosphere (from a dramatic standpoint) for me. Hilda's death also provided some much needed background motivation for Gene, who had to grow up quickly.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 09:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie

her death had the opposite effect on me, making me even more interested in the series. I thought if they were willing to kill off the coolest character like that, then anything could happen, and no one could be assumed to be safe. While I don't love/hate happy endings per se, I do hate blatantly predictable shows. With the shock of Hilda's death, Outlaw Star gained my respect right off the bat.


so do i, but i didn't see the new series get any better. it wasn't bad, but for me it wasn't a stellar series and actually rather predictable in the anime scheme of things. i had it pegged about halfway through and i was right :P
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 02:47 PM

I suppose I need to go ahead and buy Angel Links while this Bandai sale is on. I still haven't seen all of it.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 03:34 PM

Have/seen Angel Links and Outlaw Star. Curenntly watching Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars and Cowboy Bebop. Soon as my Ergo Proxy gets to me I'll be watching that too.
Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 03:36 PM

I just finished watching Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu. Absolutely hilarious!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 05:10 PM

Finishing up 'Claymore' vol. 1 this evening. Good stuff.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 09:38 PM

Watched the first couple of episodes of Ouran High School Host Club with my sister. Pretty amusing so far.

Also watched the first two discs of The Familiar of Zero. Really liking that as well.

I still have to get to my last disc of Nadesico some time in the coming week though, I need to get it off my pile of stuff to watch and I'm so close to done with it. Also need to pop in the Bleach movie too, as that is a (fairly) short one.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 10:48 PM

Finally started on Outlaw Star today, surprisingly I only watched the first episode. I sandwiched it in between The Simpsons and Family Guy. I may watch a few more before I call it a night, but at best I'll try to not start on the 2nd disc.
Posted by: Antics

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/02/08 10:56 PM

Wellllll after finishing Lost Universe this weekend, I haven't decided where to go next. I'm thinking Azu Manga Daioh or Full Metal Panic. I've watched about 3 sci-fi series in a row now so I'm thinking a comedy would be a nice break before I get into my other sci-fi titles.

On the fansub front I'm stil enjoying catching up on Soul Eater and an old school OVA I read about at animenewsnetwork called Ninteen19
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 07:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Antics
On the fansub front I'm stil enjoying catching up on Soul Eater and an old school OVA I read about at animenewsnetwork called Ninteen19


Sounds like a perfect candidate for my I Love the 80s thread.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 08:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finishing up 'Claymore' vol. 1 this evening. Good stuff.


Claymore is awesome!!! def check out the manga, too. both are stellar, and one of the best releases of this year, imnsho smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Watched the first couple of episodes of Ouran High School Host Club with my sister. Pretty amusing so far.


OuraHost is one of those series which is like a train. once it gets started/rolling, it just keeps chugging on, building up constant steam by never stopping with the laughs and bringing a steady stream of human drama and character development into the picture. very well done, imo.

likewise, Wallflower is also the same. an amazingly hilarious series with a LOT of heart which i haven't seen mentioned here much. a great anime, and very much worth checking out.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Have/seen Angel Links and Outlaw Star.

What did you think of Angel Links?
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 11:44 AM

Hrmm....It was ok, definitely not Outlaw Star. Really didn't think to much about it, AND barely remember watching it. I liked....ROFL, I can't really remember. It must not of been very stellar. Outlaw Star reminded me alot of Cowboy Bebop. While Angel Links seemed...on its own. I couldn't make a recommendation on whether or not to buy it or watch it, because I barely remember any of it.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Watched the first couple of episodes of Ouran High School Host Club with my sister. Pretty amusing so far.


My sister, whom I have tried for 10 years to get into anime, told me that she wants the DVDs of Ouran High School Host Club. A girl at college showed them to her and now she's somewhat of an anime fan.

I gave her my Fruits Basket DVD since I didn't like it but I'm at a loss to find some other series to show her since my tastes aren't exactly the tastes of other people.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Antics
Wellllll after finishing Lost Universe this weekend, I haven't decided where to go next. I'm thinking Azu Manga Daioh or Full Metal Panic. I've watched about 3 sci-fi series in a row now so I'm thinking a comedy would be a nice break before I get into my other sci-fi titles.


Both are very good shows to check out. If you want a comedy then go for Azumanga Daioh or School Rumble, both very good. FMP is a good scifi show worth checking out especially if you like a mecha anime.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/03/08 10:01 PM

Full Metal Panic! is a good all-around show. It has mecha, action, drama, a touch of romance, and plenty of things blowing up. The follow-on Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu is all of the crazy from the first series which wasn't animated plus a couple of entries from a book with short stories written with the cast from FMP!. The third title, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, picks up shortly after the first ended and is much more focused on character development and firmly lays the groundwork for what is sure to be filled with explosions and angst. This is not to say that any of them were bad. Personally, the first is my absolute favorite of the list and is one of the most well-rounded anime I could ever recommend. The second is full of laughs but little development and is certainly for anyone who appreciates a good time. The third is a very good title indeed, while not quite the stand alone masterpiece of the first, it is indeed an amazing work and will only come to be appreciated more should the follow-up story come to be animated.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 07:19 AM

Full Metal Panic! is really good. I've yet to watch The Second Raid (it's sitting on my pile) but I saw the first and Fumoffu. Both are excellent, but if you are looking for one to get into a story then go with FMP, Fumoffu is great for some laughs on the side.

I finished off the last disc of The Familiar of Zero last night and can only hope that the other seasons of this show get picked up (and dubbed.)
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 09:23 AM

Still slowly working my way though Outlaw Star. Also looking forward to the rumored new Saturday night lineup on Adult Swim since they are putting the anime back on at a still late, but more reasonable time.
Posted by: Squall

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 12:21 PM

Watching Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage Vol.2 & RahXephon.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 05:27 PM

Squall, was FFVIII your favorite? Was for me. Never seen Black Lagoon, and hope you enjoy RahXephon as much as I did smile.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 05:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Hrmm....It was ok, definitely not Outlaw Star. Really didn't think to much about it, AND barely remember watching it. I liked....ROFL, I can't really remember. It must not of been very stellar. Outlaw Star reminded me alot of Cowboy Bebop. While Angel Links seemed...on its own. I couldn't make a recommendation on whether or not to buy it or watch it, because I barely remember any of it.

Have you ever noticed the simularities between 'Outlaw Star/Cowboy Bebop' and 'Firefly'. Joss Whedon obviously watches anime. Years ago my young daughter even noticed it and pointed it out to me.
I also read somewhere the coincidence of him coming up with 'Buffy: the Vampire Slayer' shortly after the release of 'Devil Hunter Yokho'. I don't know the timeline but 'Firefly' (a good series mind you) has many glaring elements that had to come from the anime mentioned.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Squall, was FFVIII your favorite? Was for me. Never seen Black Lagoon, and hope you enjoy RahXephon as much as I did smile.
I never got RahX. I just couldn't get into it at all.

Oh well. Hope you enjoy it more than I did. smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Still slowly working my way though Outlaw Star. Also looking forward to the rumored new Saturday night lineup on Adult Swim since they are putting the anime back on at a still late, but more reasonable time.

I had to give up on Adult Swim a few weeks ago. I now have less stress in my life. I just couldn't put up with their constant shuffling and dropping of shows. They never warned you of changes and they could not let their schedule go unmolested for more than three weeks at a time. A shame. I was a loyal veiwer for over five years.frown
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Have you ever noticed the simularities between 'Outlaw Star/Cowboy Bebop' and 'Firefly'. Joss Whedon obviously watches anime. Years ago my young daughter even noticed it and pointed it out to me.
I also read somewhere the coincidence of him coming up with 'Buffy: the Vampire Slayer' shortly after the release of 'Devil Hunter Yokho'. I don't know the timeline but 'Firefly' (a good series mind you) has many glaring elements that had to come from the anime mentioned.


I find the most glaring similarities between shows to be Firefly and Trigun. The music/setting of Trigun instantly reminded me of Firefly (which I saw first, though that wasn't the order they were made in.) But yeah, if the influence is coincidental (that is, he hasn't ever seen anime) I would be shocked to hear it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 06:50 PM

Yeah I don't blame ya there. Only way to keep up with the schedule and the schedule changes is to check their site constantly. I honestly believe they're looking for an excuse to dump anime with what they've been doing for the last year or so. Can't really expect people to keep watching the anime with no advertising, promotion, or constant schedule shifting every 2 to 4 weeks. And honestly what they did to Code Geass and Moribito with the prior change was just outright wrong. But I kept watching since I just DVR'ed them instead of staying up late or getting up early to watch them at 5am. I mean come on, who would get up that early on a Sunday just for a TV show?

Okay I did it once or twice years ago when a station out of Atlanta had Dragon Warrior on, but I was too out of it to really enjoy the show.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/04/08 11:27 PM

I gave up on watching Anime via TV about a year or two ago. It all started when I got my first job. Since then I've gradually stopped watching. I used to have DirectTV in my bedroom connected to my computer (Windows XP Media Center Edition). Now the computer is in the dining room and the armoire, which was my computer desk, is cleaned out and ready to be made into Anime storage smile. Also, I've totally given up on Adult Swim and Sci-Fi. TV for me is for news and weather only.

On topic, I covered alot of ground today. I finished watching Cowboy Bebop. I watched it countless times on Adult Swim when it first came on. I'd say its been well over 5 years since I saw it. Now I own it, AND re-watched it. It's always been top on tha list of Favorites, and it just got rekindled. In other news, I'm on Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars vol.04. It looks old, but has a nice story, great characters, and is overall in every aspect very good. Started Bleach The Entry (ep.21). Man Kūkaku Shiba is funny as hell. Along with AAAAALL that I watched Blade of the Phantom Master (Shin Angyo Onshi). Great movie, comes highly reccomended if you were to ask me. Good all rounder, characters, story, and all that. Only complaint is the environments or the backgrounds can be very bland and when you have nice looking characters walking in a poorly executed environment, it shows. But the movie is still great. I actually want to see more of Shin Angyo Onshi. It's such a good movie it seems like its just an OVA for a series somewhere.

Note: I'd have to say this is my longest post laugh. Most of the time I'm a one liner, but today I just did alot and had alot to say. Oh yeah, I got a Flu shot today. It always makes my shoulder sore. Just all of you need to stay safe and get your dang Vitamin C. I always buy a different type of 100% JUICE when I go grocery shopping. Not always orange, but most of the time any juice has 100% of your daily "recommended" dose of Vitamin C. .........boy do I go off topic laugh.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/05/08 10:30 PM

Watched Bleach Ep.25-28. Can't wait for the next few episodes where Ichigo fights Captain Zaraki laugh. I'm actually watching the Death Note Live-Action film atm. Boy it sure does cover alot. Couple of differences from the anime series. Haven't read the manga yet. I'm watching it in the original Japanese language with English subs. I tried it with the English Dub, but it just didn't seem right. Anyway, peace out.

Edit: Changed the first word from "Watch" to "Watched". Gotta stop messing up by not reading my post AFTER I post it and pre-reading it BEFORE I post it. Don't want another incident like the "tittles" one from another thread laugh.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 01:33 AM

I tackled Outlaw Star episodes 10 through 14 tonight (a.k.a. the first disc of collection 2). Still a great show, and from watching the dub I'm amazed at how many voices I recognize from much more recent anime series, also how many I don't hear in anime anymore. Oh where have you gone Lenore Zann (Aisha Clan-Clan), Emily Brown (Melfina) and John Billingslea (Narrator and Jet from Cowboy Bebop)?

With my latest order from RightStuf just put in, I'm gonna try to stretch this out 'til they arrive.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 01:40 AM

Did someone say "when they cry first chapter rewatch?" I do believe I heard it.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 08:01 AM

Got in an order last night so I watched the first disc of Ninja Nonsense, and the first disc of Maburaho.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 08:15 AM

Last night I started watching Maison Ikkoku again. It's such a good show I try to ration it.

I also see it as the first show I will rewatch in years (I want to show it to a friend sometime.)
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Edit: Changed the first word from "Watch" to "Watched". Gotta stop messing up by not reading my post AFTER I post it and pre-reading it BEFORE I post it. Don't want another incident like the "tittles" one from another thread laugh.

But it was so entertaining.laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Squall, was FFVIII your favorite? Was for me. Never seen Black Lagoon, and hope you enjoy RahXephon as much as I did smile.


FFVII all the way for me laugh
Black Lagoon is good, i definitely recommend it. easily one of the best new cutting edge anime series in a long time. broke lots of boundries and created quite a few new ones. kind of ala Cowboy Bebop in that sense; it's definitely not an anime for the younger crowd.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 01:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Battra92

My sister, whom I have tried for 10 years to get into anime, told me that she wants the DVDs of Ouran High School Host Club. A girl at college showed them to her and now she's somewhat of an anime fan.
I gave her my Fruits Basket DVD since I didn't like it but I'm at a loss to find some other series to show her since my tastes aren't exactly the tastes of other people.


hm... if she enjoyed OuraHost and also enjoys FruBa then some other series she might enjoy are:

Hyakko
Toradora
Full Moon o Sagashite
Kare Kano
Scrapped Princess
12 Kingdoms
Sisters of Wellber
Kannagi

i am sure i am forgetting some, so when i think of more, i'll post them also smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
I gave up on watching Anime via TV about a year or two ago. It all started when I got my first job. Since then I've gradually stopped watching.


i don't watch televised anime at all. period.
though i do watch plenty of anime on my tv to more than compensate laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i don't watch televised anime at all. period.
though i do watch plenty of anime on my tv to more than compensate laugh


Same here. In my bedroom i have no cable, just a big TV with a 5 disc player full of anime! I get to watch what i want, when i want! laugh
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/06/08 10:24 PM

I just got a 40" mounted on the wall in front of my bed, and a PS3 hooked up to it. Only thing I don't have is a surround sound system. And yeah, FFVIII is my favorite. Sadly I was doing an OP on EVEOnline today and didn't have time to watch anything.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/07/08 05:49 PM

I started back in on R.O.D TV this week and should finish up this weekend. I also plan to catch the "un-aired" version of Gurren Lagann episode 6. wink
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/08/08 02:25 AM

Originally Posted By: GuilewasNK
I just finished watching Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu. Absolutely hilarious!


I agree it was hilarious, now you have to watch Full Metal Panic: TSR.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/08/08 02:36 AM

I just rewatched the whole Full Metal Alchemist anime, including the movie. I also rewatched Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children movie and the whole Haruhi series.
------------------------------------
Currently watching

DBZ, season 5. Just wanted to watch the epic battles again.
Naruto Uncut box set 10
Naruto Shippudden part 12 (Import)
Bleach, vol.12
Peace Maker, last disc
Fruits Basket, last disc

I had a lot of time to watch anime this week.



Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/08/08 02:39 AM

Forgot to mention, Final Fantasty 7 Rules over all the rest. My favorite character is 1st Soldier, Zack Fair. Anyone played Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/08/08 10:15 AM

Well I was trying to pace myself on Outlaw Star while I waited for my next order to come in. But for some reason things were held up (they even called me), so as best I can tell it only just shipped out yesterday even though I put in my order on Tuesday. I guess I'll re-watch something to fill the void since I was expecting my order to arrive a week to the day that I ordered it like usual. Since I am more than halfway done with Outlaw Star, I'm sure that I'll be done with it before this shipment comes in. I'm just not sure about what to watch to fill those extra days I have now.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/09/08 12:10 PM

Just started Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. Only got in two eps so far though i've heard good things on this one so we'll see. Also going to finish up Mezzo.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/09/08 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just started Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. Only got in two eps so far though i've heard good things on this one so we'll see. Also going to finish up Mezzo.


i liked it, a lot. it's a series i really need to rebuy (thank you movers) and rewatch, especially the rereleased and remixed 5.1 package.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 06:40 AM

This weekend I was finally able to finish off the last disc of Nadesico, which I originally bought sometime in June. I'd seen the series before, when it aired on TV, but hadn't watched it for several years now.

I also finished off Haruhi Suzumiya this weekend (watched episodes 4-13, I'd watched the first disc a few weeks ago.) I'm going to have to watch this one again...I really liked it I'm still just trying to figure it out a bit.

Also watched the second disc of Maburaho. It's managing to keep me just interested enough to not dislike the show. Of course...he's burning through his magic uses rather quickly, and, of the two options I can see at this point (option 1: develop an actually decent story to explain things or option 2: go for cheap gags and increasingly nonsensical situations) I have a feeling the latter will win out. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised though.

Not to say I'll dislike it particularly if it does go down the second route, it is a harem anime after all, and I don't expect a lot from my harem shows.

I'll probably try to finish Maburaho off during this week and have something else ready to go for the weekend.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 09:23 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I also finished off Haruhi Suzumiya this weekend (watched episodes 4-13, I'd watched the first disc a few weeks ago.) I'm going to have to watch this one again...I really liked it I'm still just trying to figure it out a bit.


So did you watch it in the normal DVD order or did you try the Japanese broadcast order?
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 09:36 AM

I watched it in the DVD order (starting with episode 00 (1) and ending with 13 (14))
Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 10:28 AM

I watched Howl's Moving Castle a few nights ago. I received it as a birthday gift last month. Fun show, and the animation was gorgeous.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 10:53 AM

Ah well the show is good both ways, though watching it in the broadcast order gives it a much different feel to it. Also feels like it has a better ending that way. The DVD order is fine too, but Someday In The Rain as the last episode left me with "Is that it?" feeling. Either way you still get that feeling of Haruhi being in love with Kyon. Though honestly I also think that all of the girls seem to have feelings for him.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just started Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. Only got in two eps so far though i've heard good things on this one so we'll see. Also going to finish up Mezzo.

Yeah, I just got the new release of the box set. I've seen all of the original timeline BC titles, but not the 2040/Protect and Serve timeline.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 12:09 PM

I personally think that the 2040 incarnation is one of the most enjoyable of the franchise. The music and character designs are all great and I really enjoyed it. Only thing that is really bothersome about the series is the ending.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 03:18 PM

I finished up Outlaw Star today. I had only seen this series previously in its edited form for Cartoon Network's Toonami. Which means I saw for the very first time the hot springs episode. It was pretty funny, though in the end I don't get why they skipped it. Not like they couldn't have slapped some digital bikinis on the women like they did for Tenchi Muyo back then. Or did some other sort of creative editing. Also, I don't know why, but for some reason Melfina's song at the beginning of the next to last episode brought me to tears. I really don't know why, I've heard it before plenty of times and never felt moved quite that way before. But that's probably something more personal than I should be sharing with people I don't know on a message board. Anyways, this was and still is a great anime series. If you haven't seen it before, try to find the time to see it at least once.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 05:07 PM

This weekend I finished the last half of R.O.D. TV, the last half of the Ranma 1/2 OVA set, The Familiar of Zero Season 1, and the first set of Gurren Lagann including both versions of episode 6. Then I felt like re-watching Evangelion so I started in on the first DVD.

This week will involve the last three episodes of Gurren Lagann on SciFi so I'll be watching that tonight. I think I'll start in on Gravion this week as well.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 05:13 PM

Moribito going to get worked in today. Finished up disc one of Bubblegum Crisis 2040 and i'm liking it so far. Also finished up disc one of Claymore, forgot how good this one is.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 08:01 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Not like they couldn't have slapped some digital bikinis on the women like they did for Tenchi Muyo back then.


DIgital bikinis. There's a term I haven't heard in a while. I guess it's a good thing that anime doesn't have those kinds of edits now a days.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
Digital bikinis. There's a term I haven't heard in a while. I guess it's a good thing that anime doesn't have those kinds of edits now a days.


Well I never minded the edits, they did what they had to do to get the shows on TV. Besides those were no where near as bad as things used to be. I'll take the digital bikinis and having bottles of sake referred to as tea, over the stuff they used to do any day. What they used to do when editing anime was truly atrocious.

Anyways back on subject, My new stuff arrived today so it'll be a toss up on what I start on next. But Gurren Lagaan also finishes up on Sci-Fi tonight so I will be watching that for sure.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 08:33 PM

Just a side note, but the TV version of Outlaw Star did have some added coverage/shadows.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Well I never minded the edits, they did what they had to do to get the shows on TV. Besides those were no where near as bad as things used to be. I'll take the digital bikinis and having bottles of sake referred to as tea, over the stuff they used to do any day. What they used to do when editing anime was truly atrocious.


I never mind about those either and I personally thought that those edits were pretty cleaver. It's better than the alternative that many companies did and some still do (like 4Kids). Rewrite the story, cut out episodes worth of content, make a Rap song for the opening, ect...

Back on topic, I'm currently rewatching Madlax at the moment.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/10/08 10:54 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Just a side note, but the TV version of Outlaw Star did have some added coverage/shadows.


Oh yeah, any fan of Toonami is well aware of at least one edit for the TV version of Outlaw Star. It is probably the most infamous TV edit ever. Mainly because it was so obvious it was downright hilarious.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/11/08 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
[quote=LuckySeven]

Back on topic, I'm currently rewatching Madlax at the moment.


LOVE that series! Easily one of the top US series of 2005 (which was just a great year in general). Did you like it better than Noir? (If you've seen it)
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/11/08 02:49 PM

For me Madlax was good up until the last few eps. After that it was just alright. I think that Noir was far better than Madlax. It'll be awhile before i give Madlax a watch again.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/11/08 07:50 PM

I'm about to finish up Shingu and start one my, non-broken, Ergo Proxy smile. Also, I finally got my cousin to start watching anime. I was saying to him "I really don't know what to recommend there is so much to choose from." Then he says "I don't know what kind of Techno I like dude." (Insert strange face with a jaw drop) I reply, "Dude! Techno is music and anime is...well its anime laugh.

Ok, well I go on to ask what kind of movies he like and he tells me horror. AAAAND the only thing I got like that is >_> ...... Gantz and Elfen Lied ROFL. I let him borrow it over the weekend. I didn't think he'd watch it, and REALLY didn't think he'd like it. I went over today to pick it up under the assumption that he probably didn't even look at it. HELL he had a couple friends over watching with him LOL. Gantz is pretty brutal, but if that doesn't appeal to you, the fact that the main character talks smack in his head (but you can hear it) is really hilarious.

He had came over to my place earlier last friday to update his PS3 via my DSL, and look at Final Fantasy Unlimited. I told him that its nice and all, but if you want it just cuz you love Final Fantasy you'll be pretty disappointed and that it's more oriented towards a younger audience, around like 7.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/11/08 08:35 PM

Well my little bro forced the issue since he seems to have this competitive thing with my anime collection. I get something new and he's trying to watch it all before I do. I don't know why though. Anyways, back on subject because of this same said little brother I started on Vandread, though I may end up watching disc one again since it was just a tad too noisy and distracting to enjoy the show at some points.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Also, I don't know why, but for some reason Melfina's song at the beginning of the next to last episode brought me to tears. I really don't know why, I've heard it before plenty of times and never felt moved quite that way before. But that's probably something more personal than I should be sharing with people I don't know on a message board. Anyways, this was and still is a great anime series. If you haven't seen it before, try to find the time to see it at least once.

Real anime fans are not judgemental. There are many shows and movies that still envoke a strong emotional response from me even though I've seen them several times. I would be more cautious of people who claim they've never been moved by a TV show or film. I would never criticise anyone for it and I have more respect for you for sharing.
'Outlaw Star' is one of my favorite animes and is one I rewatch ever so often. I have a strong nostalgic connection to it.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 11:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Not like they couldn't have slapped some digital bikinis on the women like they did for Tenchi Muyo back then.


DIgital bikinis. There's a term I haven't heard in a while. I guess it's a good thing that anime doesn't have those kinds of edits now a days.

Sounds like a great name for a band.

Finished disc 4 of 'Karin' and can't wait for the release of disc 6 so I won't have much of a space between it and 5. I am so glad Funimation finished this title for us.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Also, I don't know why, but for some reason Melfina's song at the beginning of the next to last episode brought me to tears. I really don't know why, I've heard it before plenty of times and never felt moved quite that way before. But that's probably something more personal than I should be sharing with people I don't know on a message board.

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Real anime fans are not judgemental. There are many shows and movies that still envoke a strong emotional response from me even though I've seen them several times. I would be more cautious of people who claim they've never been moved by a TV show or film. I would never criticise anyone for it and I have more respect for you for sharing.
'Outlaw Star' is one of my favorite animes and is one I rewatch ever so often. I have a strong nostalgic connection to it.

Actually, I think many of us are here because we do take anime so personally. I agree that Melfina's scene is very emotional... the song is already so melancholy, and taken within the context of the scene, it's that much more powerful.

There are some parts of various series that I've laughed and cried over, but I cried more during my first pass through Emma (both sets) than any anime title I can remember (both out of sadness and happiness). I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. Yes, it's technically well-produced (like another period piece, Le Chevalier D'Eon), but I cared so much about the characters in Emma that my emotions took over. I love it when a work of fiction can do that.

Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 03:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finished disc 4 of 'Karin' and can't wait for the release of disc 6 so I won't have much of a space between it and 5. I am so glad Funimation finished this title for us.


I've been kinda on the fence about Karin since I first heard about it. Mainly because while this was still being produced by Geneon they shipped the english dubbing work for the show out to Singapore. I suppose it was part of Geneon trying to cut costs before they finally had to drop out of the anime distribution biz. I'd hate to pass judgment on it without having actually seeing or hearing it. But just knowing that they farmed the work for an English language dub for a North American release to some place where I believe English isn't even the native language makes me wonder. But I'll leave it at that.

Back on subject, today is my dead night for TV viewing so I'll catch up on my recordings of Chuck, Heroes, and then get back to Vandread hopefully.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven

I've been kinda on the fence about Karin since I first heard about it. Mainly because while this was still being produced by Geneon they shipped the english dubbing work for the show out to Singapore. I suppose it was part of Geneon trying to cut costs before they finally had to drop out of the anime distribution biz. I'd hate to pass judgment on it without having actually seeing or hearing it. But just knowing that they farmed the work for an English language dub for a North American release to some place where I believe English isn't even the native language makes me wonder.

That sounds really bizarre. I hadn't heard any of that. The english dub isn't what I would call stellar. but it's not terrible either. Several of the voices I recognize and believe are stateside actors. I'm going to check the credits more closely when I start disc 5.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 06:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I cared so much about the characters in Emma that my emotions took over. I love it when a work of fiction can do that.


There's nothing like getting into a show (or movie) that can get you so emotionally involved, including Emma. Those are the shows that you never tire of no matter how many times you watch them. I'm sure that everyone has a show or two that they have like this.


On a side note anyone seen Whisper of the Heart? Haven't decided on this one just yet, though i do want to give it a try.

Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
I've been kinda on the fence about Karin since I first heard about it. Mainly because while this was still being produced by Geneon they shipped the english dubbing work for the show out to Singapore.

That sounds really bizarre. I hadn't heard any of that. The English dub isn't what I would call stellar. but it's not terrible either. Several of the voices I recognize and believe are stateside actors. I'm going to check the credits more closely when I start disc 5.


The dub was produced by Odex, who is indeed located in Singapore. However, this company does a lot of dub work for many American animations and anime.

Their dubs tend to be pretty average. However, I personally believe that Karin was one of their best yet.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
The dub was produced by Odex, who is indeed located in Singapore. However, this company does a lot of dub work for many American animations and anime.

Their dubs tend to be pretty average. However, I personally believe that Karin was one of their best yet.


Ah well, like I said I am interested in getting hold of Karin, but knowing how I am about anime I think I'll wait 'til all of it is available. Still its kind of strange with all the anime I've watched I'm fairly certain that I've never heard one from their studio before. But in the end its best not to judge something without actually having seen or heard it yet. At the least I'd like to sample an episode, but even on the official Karin site there's nothing but a 'trailer' that I suspect is just a creditless opening. I don't really know why I'm so worried, I've never been all that harsh on dub acting anyways. Otherwise, I'd be one of those people. >.>
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/12/08 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Ah well, like I said I am interested in getting hold of Karin, but knowing how I am about anime I think I'll wait 'til all of it is available. Still its kind of strange with all the anime I've watched I'm fairly certain that I've never heard one from their studio before.


I personally haven't either. I'm going by what other people have told me. I should have mentioned that in my previous post.

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I don't really know why I'm so worried, I've never been all that harsh on dub acting anyways.


Take if from this dub fan who has seen the current five volumes of Karin. The dub is pretty good to my ears and I'm also not that harsh on voice acting.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 08:12 AM

I just finished Hand Maid May last night. It was fun and cutesy if nothing else.

As far as the Karin dub goes, I happened to see one episode of the show dubbed (I don't know which episode it was, to be honest, though I don't think it was the first) and it sounded alright to me. Not award-winning by any means, but it sounded natural and pleasant enough.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 09:19 AM

Alright then, I think my doubts have been put to rest. I will definitely put Karin on my list, but as I said before I think I'll wait 'til all of it is available. I know how impatient I am with anime. Its a wonder that I have enough restraint to stick with the anime shows airing once a week. grin

Hand Maid May, I have this one as well. I wouldn't call it a blind purchase, but its about as close to one as I've had since my VHS days of anime buying. Its actually a fun little show, and I do mean little in more ways than one. Aside from May's 1/6th size, its only 10 TV episodes and a post series OAV. Its good enough as is but I kind of wish it had been longer.

Also I finished up the first half of Vandread last night. Great show, the whole dynamic with males and females looking upon the other as aliens and how they deal with each other is quite the way to subtly examine how people interact with each other. Another thing, I had no idea the DVDs were so bare bones as far as extras go. There aren't even any next episode previews between episodes. First time I've seen a lack of that with an anime in a long time.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 01:06 PM

I did check the credits on 'Karin' last night. All the voice actors names are unfamiliar and most are all or part asian. Though I have heard a couple of them somewhere else. To the credit of the english dub, I got half way through the series and didn't have a clue it was done outside the country.
The dub of karin herself is cute and fits the character.
Volume 6 has already shipped from Rightstuf.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
For me Madlax was good up until the last few eps. After that it was just alright. I think that Noir was far better than Madlax. It'll be awhile before i give Madlax a watch again.


{huuuuuuugs}
thank you, thank you, thank you!!! finally, someone other than me who liked Noir better than Madlax. Madlax was only meh, imo, and i spent the large majority of my time watching it whishing i were watching Noir instead.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates

On a side note anyone seen Whisper of the Heart? Haven't decided on this one just yet, though i do want to give it a try.


run, don't walk to TRSI and buy it. you won't be sorry.
one of Ghibli and Takahata-san's best movies smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
There are some parts of various series that I've laughed and cried over, but I cried more during my first pass through Emma (both sets) than any anime title I can remember (both out of sadness and happiness). I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. Yes, it's technically well-produced (like another period piece, Le Chevalier D'Eon), but I cared so much about the characters in Emma that my emotions took over. I love it when a work of fiction can do that. [/color]


word smile
i wish someone had forewarned me that i would be crying during the entire last dvd for Wolf's Rain. i would have had more puffs plus with aloe handy. same with Fantastic Children; the end had me all misty-eyed and in tears.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 06:17 PM

I really want Madlax AND Noir. I've been listening to both of their soundtracks and they sound awesome, and I've had my eye on buying them for a very long time. But when they go on sale there has always been something higher on my list.

Otakuden, that's cool. Wolf's Rain is like really awesome and made me teary eyed for most of it too. I pretty much think that anything studio Bones touches is a work of art. Any anime that can get me so attached to the characters that I get teary when something tragic happens ... THATS a good show, and I love it when I get chills from some awesome action scene where I just wanna scream with the character for what ever reason they may be screaming for laugh.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/13/08 07:45 PM

About to watch the latest subbed episodes for Naruto and Bleach.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/14/08 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
For me Madlax was good up until the last few eps. After that it was just alright. I think that Noir was far better than Madlax. It'll be awhile before i give Madlax a watch again.


{huuuuuuugs}
thank you, thank you, thank you!!! finally, someone other than me who liked Noir better than Madlax. Madlax was only meh, imo, and i spent the large majority of my time watching it whishing i were watching Noir instead.


I thought that i was the only one that really didn't think that much of Madlax. The reviews that i read were praising it and i was wondering why...? Certain characters die, enemies become partners and others...still it wasn't a total loss, i did get some store credit out of the deal grin
Posted by: Antics

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/14/08 01:44 PM

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time . Any thoughts? Trailer looks like an intriguing idea for an anime.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/14/08 03:27 PM

Just finished up Vandread earlier today (something woke me up around 4:30am and I couldn't get back to sleep). While I couldn't call this an under the radar series, its a lot better than I remember it. I wouldn't call it a tear jerker, but it definitely left me with a good feeling at the end. Also I can't believe that the whole time I never noticed that Hibiki never called Dita by her name 'til the end. How did I miss that?

Anyways on to other things to watch. Will I dust of one of my VHS tapes (been years since I last saw Wicked City) or do I take my pick between Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo?
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/14/08 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Antics
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time . Any thoughts? Trailer looks like an intriguing idea for an anime.


AWESOME!!!! Best anime movie I have seen in several years. really made me want to go out and find the manga/novel that it was loosely based on.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/14/08 07:32 PM

So I got my collection pack of Planetes a wile back and I just now cracked it. Hey, I needed to test out my new blu-ray player and 5.1 system to make sure that they upconverted a good picture for my LCD and produced a good audio mix after all. And I am happy to report that they did wonderfully.

But I just got done with the first disk. Pretty sure I am going to have to load up the 2nd here after a short dinner stoppage.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/14/08 09:15 PM

and the 2nd disk is bad *cry*
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 09:58 AM

Knocked out 'Baldr Fore EXE' and disc one of 'Shadow Skill' last night.
A perfect dreary fall evening with anime and eggnog.sleep
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 11:30 AM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
and the 2nd disk is bad *cry*


This is why I recommend people to at least test out the discs, when they receive them. That way you can easily do a store return.

Luckily for you, Bandai Entertainment has excellent customer service and exchange programs. Just fill out the form and they'll send you an email with an RMA.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 01:21 PM

Oh yeah, I am aware of that. Because I had a bunch of them that I had to send back earlier in the year. Problem is this is now an OPP, and I got it from TRSI Bandai sale and I am thinking that I might have gotten one of the last copies they had because it is now on order. Heck, I can't even locate the thing on Bandai' site.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 04:58 PM

This weekend I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. A re-watch of SaiKano and a bit of Eva are on this weekend's schedule.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 05:02 PM

Well after I finish up Smallville (thanks a lot WPIX for pre-empting it for the Jets - Patriots game) I'll probably pop in volume 1 of Tenchi Universe or Tenchi In Tokyo. More than likely Tokyo since I wanna save the better of the two for last. grin
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 05:20 PM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
Problem is this is now an OPP, and I got it from TRSI Bandai sale and I am thinking that I might have gotten one of the last copies they had because it is now on order.


The title is still in print from what I've seen. I still see other online stores still carry it and Bandai still probably has a few returns of the singles on hand.

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Heck, I can't even locate the thing on Bandai' site.


Bandai's site only lists the more recent releases, because they are doing an overhaul on their website.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 06:40 PM

I just started Akiba-chan. I highly doubt that the show would ever make it to the States but it's so much fun.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/15/08 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
This weekend I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. A re-watch of SaiKano and a bit of Eva are on this weekend's schedule.


I'm gonna be getting Saikano sometime soon. It was on order from manufacturer at the moment, but I'm hoping it will be worth the watch.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 11:08 AM

It is excellent, unless you can't stand lots of blushing. The OVA is good too, and adds some extra depth to the story. It inserts directly into the time line, and you'll know where it's supposed to be when you watch.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 03:33 PM

the music for both Noir and Madlax are awesone because Yuki Kajiura composed the tracks for both smile

as for quality of story in a Noir vs. Madlax situation, Noir wins hands-down. but, that's just my personal opinion.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Knocked out 'Baldr Fore EXE' and disc one of 'Shadow Skill' last night.
A perfect dreary fall evening with anime and eggnog.sleep


Shadow Skill g00d smile
magumi hayashibara g00dness. oh yeah!
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
the music for both Noir and Madlax are awesone because Yuki Kajiura composed the tracks for both smile


Yes, I really remember Yuki Kajiura from the .hack soundtracks. Although I only have the OST for the .hack//Sign game the music from the Sign anime is most memorable. That fact coupled with the character designs that are reminiscent of .hack/Sign makes me want Noir and Madlax really badly.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
and the 2nd disk is bad *cry*


sorry to hear about the 2nd disc. Planetes is an excellent anime which doesn't get near the credit it should.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Originally Posted By: otakuden
the music for both Noir and Madlax are awesone because Yuki Kajiura composed the tracks for both smile


Yes, I really remember Yuki Kajiura from the .hack soundtracks. Although I only have the OST for the .hack//Sign game the music from the Sign anime is most memorable. That fact coupled with the character designs that are reminiscent of .hack/Sign makes me want Noir and Madlax really badly.


Kajiura-san is one of the better modern musical geniuses when it comes to composition and such. even if i don't watch the anime, if i know she's responsible for the music, then the soundtrack is a must have.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 08:54 PM

Managed to watch quite a bit of anime this weekend.

First I the first disc of Claymore. I liked the first episode I saw at NYAF, but the seeing the entire first disc really made me fall in love with the show. Can't wait for the second disc to arrive.

I also watched Grave of the Fireflies which came in from Netflix on Saturday. I don't think much needs to be said about this movie, but to anyone who hasn't seen it, don't hesitate to track down somewhere to at least give it a rental.

I also finished off the last 2 discs of Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite. I was pleasantly surprised by this series. After watching the first disc I was not expecting very much, and given the premise of the show, that was fine with me, but following that first disc I have to say it turned out to be a nice and fun little show.

I also finished off the first half of Ouran High School Host Club (actually watched it just shortly after finishing Grave of the Fireflies, because I needed the pick me up) which is a lot of fun.

Then, I finished off the weekend watching the final disc (disc 6) of Arc the Lad. I started getting this anime back when it was originally releasing but never managed to find the final volume. I happened to get it at NYAF this year and decided to pop it in. Being based off a game expectations shouldn't run too high for the series, but it is definitely one of the better game anime adaptations I've seen.

Oh, I also watched disc 2 of Ninja Nonsense which manages to be delightfully crass at all times.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/16/08 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: "greengel"
I also watched Grave of the Fireflies which came in from Netflix on Saturday. I don't think much needs to be said about this movie, but to anyone who hasn't seen it, don't hesitate to track down somewhere to at least give it a rental.

That was the very first item in my queue when I started my subscription. I try recommending this title to those interested in trying anime. My wife was sobbing after seeing it saying "why did you make me watch that?" She had no idea what it was about.

I'm currently rewatching season 1-4 of Inuyasha. The first time I saw it dubbed. Kagome has a slightly different personality in the japanese dub: She's more harsh and sarcastic. It took a little getting used to.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 08:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
Originally Posted By: "greengel"
I also watched Grave of the Fireflies which came in from Netflix on Saturday. I don't think much needs to be said about this movie, but to anyone who hasn't seen it, don't hesitate to track down somewhere to at least give it a rental.

That was the very first item in my queue when I started my subscription. I try recommending this title to those interested in trying anime. My wife was sobbing after seeing it saying "why did you make me watch that?" She had no idea what it was about.


GotF is one of those movies which i can only watch every so many years. it's an emotionally draining movie, but at the same time, an amazingly life-altering human drama. if someone can watch this movie and not cry by the end, i'd want them to take an ultrasound to verify if they have a heart or not.

I'm currently rewatching season 1-4 of Inuyasha. The first time I saw it dubbed. Kagome has a slightly different personality in the japanese dub: She's more harsh and sarcastic. It took a little getting used to. [/quote]
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 10:21 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I also finished off the last 2 discs of Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite. I was pleasantly surprised by this series. After watching the first disc I was not expecting very much, and given the premise of the show, that was fine with me, but following that first disc I have to say it turned out to be a nice and fun little show.


I'm probably the only person who preferred the first show to La Verite. I suppose I should pull out the final disc sometime and watch that.

And as for an update I pulled out some old stuff and started watching:

Nozomi Witches
Touch
Rose of Versailes
Maison Ikkoku Box 7
Chance Pop Session Vol. 3

Plus on the non-anime front I've been watching Super Robot Red Baron so I do have a lot going at once, I just tend to only watch one episode at a time.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
I'm currently re-watching season 1-4 of Inuyasha. The first time I saw it dubbed. Kagome has a slightly different personality in the Japanese dub: She's more harsh and sarcastic. It took a little getting used to.


That's a first, usually when I hear discussion about Kagome's voice in the English dub, it tended to be about how flat and unemotional it was. Of course I just chalk that up to the usual dub hating that goes on. But from someone like me that's never seen the original Japanese, I never thought she came off as overly harsh or sarcastic. Of course my only reasonable (?) comparison is to the female lead in Ranma ½.

Back on topic, I'm trying to push through Tenchi In Tokyo. I don't think it is a bad series, but if there is one thing I remembered from its Toonami airings back in the day, was that it started off very subpar for at least the first third of episodes, but it got better. The other thing that I remembered is that of all the Tenchi related series this is the one that had my favorite episode. That being Ryoko's Big Date, so I'm looking forward to that as a reason to keep going.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Battra92


I'm probably the only person who preferred the first show to La Verite. I suppose I should pull out the final disc sometime and watch that.



Did the first series come out stateside? I only saw the first episode of that series fansubbed and never really checked into it any more than that. If it did come out here I may have to pick it up and check it out.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden

GotF is one of those movies which i can only watch every so many years. it's an emotionally draining movie, but at the same time, an amazingly life-altering human drama. if someone can watch this movie and not cry by the end, i'd want them to take an ultrasound to verify if they have a heart or not.


Agreed. I'm not normally prone to crying during most movies, but this is one where I was definitely actually crying (not just watery eyes, but tears actually running down my face, Hotel Rwanda is another one where I get a similar reaction.) I'd have to say I was most surprised and happy about the fact that there really is no particular "good vs. evil" mentality at any point in the movie. Even the harsher characters I felt I could still identify with and understand their feelings (like the aunt who they live with for a while.)
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
as for quality of story in a Noir vs. Madlax situation, Noir wins hands-down. but, that's just my personal opinion.

I agree. While Madlax wasn't horrible, i found that with Noir i was glued to the tv when watching it, while with Madlax i had to force myself to sit and watch it in spots. Noir rocks!

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Planetes is an excellent anime which doesn't get near the credit it should.

I've been wanting to check this one out. It seems that there's nothing really bad said against it and it seems that it has a pretty good story as well.

Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 03:08 PM

I'm watching My-HiME now. Thanks Rightstuf! smile
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/17/08 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: otakuden
as for quality of story in a Noir vs. Madlax situation, Noir wins hands-down. but, that's just my personal opinion.

I agree. While Madlax wasn't horrible, i found that with Noir i was glued to the tv when watching it, while with Madlax i had to force myself to sit and watch it in spots. Noir rocks!


It was the other way around for me. Noir was good, but I really had to force myself with the first three episodes. Something about that third episode just doesn't click right for me, but after the third episode it starts to flow better. By the time episode five was done, I was impressed and purchase volume two. Note: This was back in 2005, when I was collecting Noir.

Madlax on the other hand grabbed my attention since the first episode and never let me go.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/18/08 09:04 AM

I watched the first disc of Tensai Okamura's Darker Than Black last night. It has potential, but I'll need to see more of it. It contains some violence, but so far, it's not a slash-fest. Yoko Kanno composed the soundtrack, and the animation looks great.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/18/08 12:11 PM

I cannot wait to see Darker Than Black though I could have sworn that Yuki Kaijura was the name attached to the music. Hm.

I watched most of Magical Witch Punie-chan last night, i'll finish it off today and try to get a review up soon after that but I have to admit that this one really caught me off guard. So not anything like what I was expecting (in a good way).
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/18/08 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Originally Posted By: otakuden

GotF is one of those movies which i can only watch every so many years. it's an emotionally draining movie, but at the same time, an amazingly life-altering human drama. if someone can watch this movie and not cry by the end, i'd want them to take an ultrasound to verify if they have a heart or not.


Agreed. I'm not normally prone to crying during most movies, but this is one where I was definitely actually crying (not just watery eyes, but tears actually running down my face, Hotel Rwanda is another one where I get a similar reaction.) I'd have to say I was most surprised and happy about the fact that there really is no particular "good vs. evil" mentality at any point in the movie. Even the harsher characters I felt I could still identify with and understand their feelings (like the aunt who they live with for a while.)


exactly. there was no black and white, good or bad. it was a horrible, rough, scary, and down-right crappy time and people made decisions they didn't want to make. it was a literal fight for survival and some made it and some didn't. it's easy now to watch it and point fingers accusatoral, but what if it was us in a similar situation. it's not as black and white then; people sometimes forget that.

i still haven't seen Hotel Rwanda. i want to though. thanx for letting me know it's a real tear-jerker.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/18/08 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
I cannot wait to see Darker Than Black though I could have sworn that Yuki Kaijura was the name attached to the music. Hm.


nope. twas the great Kanno Yoko:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7382

Quote:
I watched most of Magical Witch Punie-chan last night, i'll finish it off today and try to get a review up soon after that but I have to admit that this one really caught me off guard. So not anything like what I was expecting (in a good way).


unicorns and especially mushrooms will never be the same. never ever ever. and in a good way laugh wink
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/18/08 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: GuilewasNK
I'm watching My-HiME now. Thanks Rightstuf! smile


my-hime is good crack, and once you get into the whole franchise, it's one big addiction downhill spiral from there :P
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/18/08 06:38 PM

Mai-Hime is good and need to get when i can. For me Hime has re-watchable on it, however Otome stunk pretty bad i thought. Don't know about the OVA's just yet since i haven't seen them.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/18/08 07:11 PM

Oh, thats cool. I bought My-HiME awhile back, but it's been on order for a bit. I'll be looking forward to watching it.

On topic, currently watching Godannar and Gatekeepers, and after Gatekeepers I have Gatekeepers 21. I finished off Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars over the weekend. Shingu had a nice happy ending. The most surprising thing tho is that I completed Ergo Proxy and the first season (or boxset) of Death Note REAL quick. I think Death Note didnt last two days laugh. Oh I love all my anime smile. I couldn't live without it.

On another note, as much as a want to watch Bleach: Memories of Nobody, I'm gonna save it for a special occasion or when I get a good audio setup in my bedroom. I want it to sound perfect when I watch it.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/19/08 12:07 PM

I enjoyed the ending to Shingu, it was a nice way to wrap things up without making it feel too hastily put together.

Speaking of endings, I'll be finally watching the final episode of Strawberry Panic today. This is definitely a yuri series that exceeded ALL expectations from start to finish. I have a lots of little things about it that bother me but the overall product has been worth watching.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/19/08 04:24 PM

Just got in Yugo:The Negotiator series so i'll be giving that a try tonight and maybe Mospeada, Genesis Climber also.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/19/08 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Just got in Yugo:The Negotiator series so i'll be giving that a try tonight..


I'll be curious what you think. I watched this a couple of months ago and came away with a distinct Tezuka vibe in the mind-over-matter sense; the Black Jack of negotiators in a sense perhaps.
Posted by: Antics

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 01:06 AM

After I saw stargates mention of the series in another thread I decided to check out Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu . What a good series so far! Only on episode 5 at the moment but I'm really enjoying it so far. A nice break from my usual sci-fi series that I've been watching lately. Worth a shot if you're into romantic comedies at all! smile
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 06:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Antics
After I saw stargates mention of the series in another thread I decided to check out Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu . What a good series so far! Only on episode 5 at the moment but I'm really enjoying it so far. A nice break from my usual sci-fi series that I've been watching lately. Worth a shot if you're into romantic comedies at all! smile
I did the same thing, except I watched all 12 episodes in one sitting. I loved it. Hopefully it will get licensed so I can buy it.

Also, I watched the first disc of Darker than Black last night. A good start so far. I'm hoping they will start picking up on the (a) main plot line soon. The ending of episode 5 sort of sets up what it will be, but seeing as that ended the disc I will have to wait for a couple of months before I get to see what happens next.

Possible very mild spoiler so I'll tag it:
Click to reveal..
Also, is it just me or did the guy who had to break his fingers as his contract price really get screwed? I mean...we've got a guy who has to line up rocks, a guy who has to smoke, someone who has to drink...a guy who has to turn pages. That breaking bones guy had it rough, every one of these other prices seems like a very mild annoyance or an OCD habit more than anything else.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 07:57 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Mai-Hime is good and need to get when i can. For me Hime has re-watchable on it, however Otome stunk pretty bad i thought. Don't know about the OVA's just yet since i haven't seen them.


what didn't u like about Otome?
while a bit different then Hime, i though it was well put together and produced. overall, i've been very pleased with the HiME/Otome franchise smile
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 10:46 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Mai-Hime is good and need to get when i can. For me Hime has re-watchable on it, however Otome stunk pretty bad i thought. Don't know about the OVA's just yet since i haven't seen them.


what didn't u like about Otome?
while a bit different then Hime, i though it was well put together and produced. overall, i've been very pleased with the HiME/Otome franchise smile


I just finished up the OVAs last night, and I really didn't have a problem with any of the franchise. Wile I am not clamoring to have a rewatch I don't regret buying all of it either. The number one thing that bothered me about Otome was the fact that they had the same characters just in an alternate reality. But I quickly got over that.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 11:00 AM

Just finished 'Vandread 2nd Stage' and 'Karin' disc 5 (just one more to go).
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Just finished 'Vandread 2nd Stage' and 'Karin' disc 5 (just one more to go).


Just received and finished Karin vol. 6 last night. smile
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 01:24 PM

On tap for today will be When They Cry Vol. 5 which btw, if you haven't seen and you're into psychological horror... go! Watch! Now! No it can't wait until you're done eating, go!
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Mai-Hime is good and need to get when i can. For me Hime has re-watchable on it, however Otome stunk pretty bad i thought. Don't know about the OVA's just yet since i haven't seen them.


what didn't u like about Otome?
while a bit different then Hime, i though it was well put together and produced. overall, i've been very pleased with the HiME/Otome franchise smile


For me it seemed like they just didn't give it the attention it should have. More like they just used the same characters to tell an alternate version that just fell flat. Also way to predictable to have any real tension or suspense. That's just me,
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 10:19 PM

Well I already have My-HiME ordered and I have the My-Otome Zwei movie ordered as well. I will be getting My-Otome.

Edit: Oh yeah, Godannar has an awesome ending laugh I'll never regret watching it smile.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/20/08 11:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
On tap for today will be When They Cry Vol. 5 which btw, if you haven't seen and you're into psychological horror... go! Watch! Now! No it can't wait until you're done eating, go!


someone after my heart you are.

I am a BIG BIG fan of Higurashi. but I am also one of the first people to tell you that if you are not hooked by it after the first arc then you should probably give up because you will just not find it that interesting.

but, I mean, come on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hHKmiRwyBU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jFjUbE2cbk
how can you argue with an anime that has openings like THAT?!?! laugh
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/21/08 01:16 PM

I have to agree, I've shown it to other people who watched the first story arc and decided that they didn't need to see anything more past that and I can't really blame them. It is definitely a series that if you aren't grabbed by it right away, you should give up. Those who do stick with it however are going to find their time very well rewarded!
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/22/08 12:01 PM

Saw Origin: Spirits Within. Wasn't bad tho a little predictable.
Also saw the first half of Yugo The Negotiator.This one was pretty good, just started the second story-arc(Russia) so far looks like it'll be pretty good. And going to try to sit and watch a couple of eps this weekend of Mospeada, Genesis Climber.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/22/08 01:21 PM

This weekend is going to be spent with Jack Hefner, and Rowe Rickenbacker.
Posted by: Esco

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/22/08 03:13 PM

RahXephon & Hellsing Ultimate.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/22/08 04:02 PM

Rahephon was awesome, but I've only seen Hellsing and not Ultimate. Heard alot about how Ultimate is way better than the original tho.
Posted by: FullMetalOtaku

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/22/08 08:40 PM

Just started my vacation so I've been trying to catch up on all the stuff I got throughout the year. I just finished off Comic Party and Comic Party Revolution. Started watching some 009-1 and the first season of Negima. Just before that I was watching the Devil May Cry anime (really good production values on it). Now I just need to find my volume 3 of that series and I can finish that one off.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/22/08 08:47 PM

I just finished Licensed by Royalty. I have to say the overall quality really surprised me. The music, and especially the theme is incredibly catchy. The dub cast completely blew me out of the water. I can only the imagine the Japanese director overflowing with a mix of pride and jealously at the incredible performance. It really is a shame the title is OOP.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/23/08 12:16 AM

An unexpected visit from a relative has pretty much put my anime viewing on hold for a while. Otherwise I'd be more than at the halfway point on Tenchi In Tokyo. frown
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/23/08 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
I just finished up the OVAs last night, and I really didn't have a problem with any of the franchise. Wile I am not clamoring to have a rewatch I don't regret buying all of it either. The number one thing that bothered me about Otome was the fact that they had the same characters just in an alternate reality. But I quickly got over that.


i loved them all.
My-Hime/Otome/Zwei/S-Fir is becoming one of those franchises which blures the line between alternate reality vs. same reality, just different moments in time. i lean more towards different moments in time more than alternate realities, though i don't think they did as good of a job as they could have in making it obvious/apparent. granted, i can see they may have wanted it to be more cryptic and mysterious, but they almost did too good of a job at that :P
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/23/08 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: FullMetalOtaku
Just started my vacation so I've been trying to catch up on all the stuff I got throughout the year. I just finished off Comic Party and Comic Party Revolution. Started watching some 009-1 and the first season of Negima. Just before that I was watching the Devil May Cry anime (really good production values on it). Now I just need to find my volume 3 of that series and I can finish that one off.


ooh, 009-1 is retro awesomeness and Devil May Cry is slick guilty fun smile
enjoy!
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/23/08 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Rahephon was awesome, but I've only seen Hellsing and not Ultimate. Heard alot about how Ultimate is way better than the original tho.


word. i have both, but yeah, Ultimate blows the first OVA out of the water.
mm... Integra laugh cool
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
On tap for today will be When They Cry Vol. 5 which btw, if you haven't seen and you're into psychological horror... go! Watch! Now! No it can't wait until you're done eating, go!

My favorite quote from Volume 5 (episode 20, overall):

Click to reveal..
Shion: By breaking in there, the four of them have soiled the sanctity of that shrine!
Rika: You're right. They're bad little kitties. Meow.
Shion: Yes, they are bad kitties indeed.

I laughed out loud the first time I saw that scene. smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 09:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Rahephon was awesome, but I've only seen Hellsing and not Ultimate. Heard a lot about how Ultimate is way better than the original tho.

Originally Posted By: otakuden
word. i have both, but yeah, Ultimate blows the first OVA out of the water.
mm... Integra laugh cool

Well, I don't think Ultimate is that much better than the original; it is better, especially production-wise (1.78:1, somewhat better animation, more depth per episode), but it's not as though the original sucks by comparison. Besides, Ultimate isn't even finished (only four epsisodes/volumes, so far), and I found the fourth episode to be a bit boring, compared to the first three. Hopefully, it will get back on track, if/when Volume 5 is released.

I like both versions of the series, and I do agree that Ultimate is a little better, it's just that I don't think they're worlds apart. As always, "your mileage might vary." For anyone who's new to the series, I suggest starting with the original.

But yes, I agree 100% about Integra. cool
Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 10:45 AM

I decided to go old school and started watching Dominion Tank Police via Netflix. I just love old school anime.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 11:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie

But yes, I agree 100% about Integra. cool [/color]


back off. she's mine laugh

picked up Otogi Zoshi last week and i'm almost done. 2 dvds left to go of the Tokyo arc and i have a feeling i'll be watching that tonight. speed grapher is on hold because dvd 5 is bad, so after otogi zoshi i think i'll watch Full Moon dvds 4-6. i'm still in search of dvd 7.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: GuilewasNK
I decided to go old school and started watching Dominion Tank Police via Netflix. I just love old school anime.


Dominion r0cks laugh
have you seen New Dominion? man, i wish someone would give it a proper US dvd release without dubtitles ;_;
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden

ooh, 009-1 is retro awesomeness
enjoy!


If you're talking about the TV series that once aired on CN than I'm going to have to disagree again. I thought it was a terrible series that went nowhere. I just couldn't get past the character designs and the absolutely terrible way it ended. Anti-climatic much?

Originally Posted By: Stefanie

Click to reveal..
Shion: By breaking in there, the four of them have soiled the sanctity of that shrine!
Rika: You're right. They're bad little kitties. Meow.
Shion: Yes, they are bad kitties indeed.

I laughed out loud the first time I saw that scene. smile[/color]


hehe yes, I loved that scene the first time I saw it.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
ooh, 009-1 is retro awesomeness
enjoy!

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
If you're talking about the TV series that once aired on CN than I'm going to have to disagree again. I thought it was a terrible series that went nowhere. I just couldn't get past the character designs and the absolutely terrible way it ended. Anti-climatic much?

I agree with otakuden. 009-1 is stylish and cool in a different way than most anime titles, and I appreciate that. True, the "bad guy" characters were designed to appear, well, unattractive (and that's being kind), but that's intentional, in that a lot of 1960s Cold War fiction (and propaganda) took a similar approach. I think that's a key aspect of what makes the whole retro feel of the show work. As for the series going nowhere, I didn't come away from it with that impression.

Getting back to When They Cry... What's the story with that handgun Mion often carries in a shoulder holster? Is it really an airsoft gun (which I read somewhere), or an actual firearm? Considering the gun laws in Japan (even in the 1980s), the airsoft explanation makes sense.
Posted by: GuilewasNK

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 04:37 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: GuilewasNK
I decided to go old school and started watching Dominion Tank Police via Netflix. I just love old school anime.


Dominion r0cks laugh
have you seen New Dominion? man, i wish someone would give it a proper US dvd release without dubtitles ;_;


Nope, I haven't seen New Dominion yet.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 05:10 PM

Started Mospeada, Genesis Climber, so far not too bad. Also finished up Yugo, pretty good show. Also re-started Gunbuster since i haven't seen it for a while.

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
If you're talking about the TV series that once aired on CN than I'm going to have to disagree again. I thought it was a terrible series that went nowhere. I just couldn't get past the character designs and the absolutely terrible way it ended.


If this was on CN i don't remmember. However, i thought that it was pretty good and the character designs helped give it the 'old school' look and feel. If one likes the old spy movies then this is a must watch. Good story. Good show.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
speed grapher is on hold because dvd 5 is bad,


Speed Grapher was pretty cool, and kinda emotional, but Kagura was so.....off at times. It had a nice ending to it, so I hope you enjoy that.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 11:16 PM

I watched Speed Grapher for a while when it was on IFC, but it was back to back with Witchblade, and as Witchblade got closer to its ending I kinda stopped keeping up with it. I may try to watch it again, when it started it certainly had my attention since there was at least one WTF moment in every episode. Usually that's enough to keep me watching if the show is decent.

Anyways, with my unexpected (and slightly unwanted) visitor here, my anime watching has slowed to a crawl, I'm still working my way through Tenchi In Tokyo. Any other time I would have finished a 26 episode series by now. Oh well, at least he won't be here forever, it just feels like it. frown
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 11:17 PM

I watched the first volume of Speed Grapher and decided it was a series that I didn't need to see anymore of. I just couldn't handle the ill feeling it gave me.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 11:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
I watched the first volume of Speed Grapher and decided it was a series that I didn't need to see anymore of. I just couldn't handle the ill feeling it gave me.

My wife has seen vol. 1 twice so far and is demanding the next volume. I haven't seen it yet. I'm still rewatching Inu Yasha. Season 3 wasn't as good as the 1st two.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/24/08 11:52 PM

Speed Grapher is one of my favorites. I need to watch it again, soon.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/25/08 06:39 AM

Got in Suzuka vol. 1 from Netflix over the weekend and just got around to watching it last night. I liked it a lot more than I expected to. Which is unfortunate, because my wallet can't really afford to pick up the series at this point. Oh well, guess I'll wait to see it on daily deal or weekly special sometime soon hopefully.

As a semi-aside to all this, I really think Todd Haberkorn did a nice job as the male lead. He's got a pleasant voice to listen to. The rest of the dub cast is fine as well, but someone mentioned to me elsewhere they thought the actor for Yamato was off and I disagree completely.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/25/08 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
If you're talking about the TV series that once aired on CN than I'm going to have to disagree again. I thought it was a terrible series that went nowhere. I just couldn't get past the character designs and the absolutely terrible way it ended.


If this was on CN i don't remmember. However, i thought that it was pretty good and the character designs helped give it the 'old school' look and feel. If one likes the old spy movies then this is a must watch. Good story. Good show.


Could he be confusing it with 'Cyborg-007' or 'Kikaider'. They both did air on CN and had the same character designs.
I agree with you about '009-1'. A very interesting alternate cold war story.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/25/08 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Could he be confusing it with 'Cyborg-007' or 'Kikaider'. They both did air on CN and had the same character designs.


Cyborg-007? It appears that someone has Bond on the brain. wink

Cyborg 009, Kikaider and 009-1 all have the same animation director (Naoyuki Konno).

Agent 009-1 looks very similar to Cyborg 003, so I can see why people are confusing the two shows.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/25/08 05:09 PM

Going to try and start Toward the Terra movie tonight.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/25/08 08:29 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01


Cyborg-007? It appears that someone has Bond on the brain. wink

Could be. I had just finished watching some behind the scenes stuff about the new Bond movie. grin
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/26/08 06:20 AM

I watched the first 3 episodes of To Heart last night. It appears this is an incredibly slow moving show. The first disc has 4 episodes but after three I couldn't keep watching it. The sloth-like pacing was getting to me.

It isn't a particularly bad show in any respect but if it doesn't pick up well...something fairly soon it is going to become a bit of a chore to watch. That would be unfortunate because at times throughout the first three episodes it was showing some desire to pick itself up a bit.

After I watched those three episodes I decided to give another show I had picked up a try and stuck in Strawberry Marshmallow. I only watched the first episode, and I nearly gagged on the cuteness of it, but I was fairly amused throughout and will be looking forward to working through a bit more to see if I can form a more accurate opinion of the show.

I'm not sure what is up next at the moment but I'm thinking of trying out Grenadier as it is another short series.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/26/08 01:56 PM

I just got Emma Season 2 in the mail yesterday so right now I am watching:

Rose of Versailles (Episode 28)
Touch (Episode 31)
Funny Pets (Episode 4 - This show is f-ed up!)
Maison Ikkoku (Episode 79)
Emma: Intermission
Click to reveal..
I loved how Hakim broke the 4th wall. Who are you talking to?


For non-anime
Inazuman (Episode 2)
Super Robot Red Baron (Episode 22)
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/26/08 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
I watched the first volume of Speed Grapher and decided it was a series that I didn't need to see anymore of. I just couldn't handle the ill feeling it gave me.

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I watched the first 3 episodes of To Heart last night. It appears this is an incredibly slow moving show. The first disc has 4 episodes but after three I couldn't keep watching it. The sloth-like pacing was getting to me.

It isn't a particularly bad show in any respect but if it doesn't pick up well...something fairly soon it is going to become a bit of a chore to watch. That would be unfortunate because at times throughout the first three episodes it was showing some desire to pick itself up a bit.

After I watched those three episodes I decided to give another show I had picked up a try and stuck in Strawberry Marshmallow. I only watched the first episode, and I nearly gagged on the cuteness of it, but I was fairly amused throughout and will be looking forward to working through a bit more to see if I can form a more accurate opinion of the show.

I'm not sure what is up next at the moment but I'm thinking of trying out Grenadier as it is another short series.


Yeah, first off I thought Speed Grapher was REALLY weird, but I've seen hella worse "Gantz". It gets better as it goes along, but is still odd laugh.

I'm really looking forward to getting Grenadier sometime in the future.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/26/08 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I watched the first 3 episodes of To Heart last night. It appears this is an incredibly slow moving show. The first disc has 4 episodes but after three I couldn't keep watching it. The sloth-like pacing was getting to me.

I'm not sure what is up next at the moment but I'm thinking of trying out Grenadier as it is another short series.


You're not wrong about To Heart, it's an incredibly sweet series but it goes absolutely nowhere. One can only hope that Right Stuf licenses the rest of the series so that fans over here can have the chance to appreciate the first season better.

Grenadier, OTOH, was a great series that I enjoyed from start to finish. You have to be able to completely ignore the battle physics of the series (her reloading style is... interesting ^_^;;) but if you let yourself enjoy the character humor and the story for what it is, it's well worth the time.

Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/26/08 07:47 PM

I must say that I enjoyed Grenadier as well. If there was something that I could gripe about, and its a minor one, it would be the main character's age. Given the character's very maternal and demure persona, I was slightly irked to learn that Rushuna is only 16. It doesn't ruin the story in the slightest bit, its just my usual peeve with anime series that don't have a school-like setting.

My unwanted visitor is gone for now so maybe I'll finish up with the last two discs of Tenchi In Tokyo.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/26/08 09:19 PM

The only gripe i had with the show was that it was short. To earn her rank she had to fight ten senshi's(?), though she only goes against only four if i remmember right. Outside that i enjoyed it.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Originally Posted By: otakuden
speed grapher is on hold because dvd 5 is bad,


Speed Grapher was pretty cool, and kinda emotional, but Kagura was so.....off at times. It had a nice ending to it, so I hope you enjoy that.


i'm really enjoying it. i just have to solve my problem with the bad dvd 5. obviously, dvd 6 is on hold because of it. i want witchblade, but i am waiting on a boxset release, of course smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 09:04 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Going to try and start Toward the Terra movie tonight.


ooh. let me know what you think smile
sometimes it's not cliche to say/think that they just don't make em like they used to...that or i'm getting old(er) :P
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 09:07 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
The only gripe i had with the show was that it was short. To earn her rank she had to fight ten senshi's(?), though she only goes against only four if i remmember right. Outside that i enjoyed it.


meh. minor details :P
i'd have to rewatch it to remember correctly how many we actually see her fight.
besides, what happens between the episodes stays between the episodes wink
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 09:16 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
After I watched those three episodes I decided to give another show I had picked up a try and stuck in Strawberry Marshmallow. I only watched the first episode, and I nearly gagged on the cuteness of it, but I was fairly amused throughout and will be looking forward to working through a bit more to see if I can form a more accurate opinion of the show.


ichigo mashimaro is ROTFLMAO!!! hilarious. very every-day situational comedy. dry dead-pan humor (which i love) and chock full of japanese humor and puns. the older sister is my fav character, but they all rock. i just wish that someone would license and release the OVAs.

the manga is a hoot, also laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 09:16 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Going to try and start Toward the Terra movie tonight.


ooh. let me know what you think smile
sometimes it's not cliche to say/think that they just don't make em like they used to...that or i'm getting old(er) :P


This was my first time watching it and thought that it was pretty good. If you haven't seen yet go and do so. smile
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 09:51 AM

Of the fall season I have been watching Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens and recently played catch-up with Toradora. Both of them I would give a recommendation to at least check out if you have nothing to do. I mean, anything that can produce this at least deserves the time of day right? How can one watch this and not start to wonder.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 12:07 PM

Eh, both of those are series that never really did a great job of hooking me in. Kannagi is cute and Toradora are both cute but there's nothing particularly special about either one of them that makes me want to go out of my way to watch more. If I'm going to I better hurry though, new season starts 1/3 and I'm already seeing more than a few series that I'll be keeping up with.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/27/08 12:48 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Originally Posted By: otakuden
speed grapher is on hold because dvd 5 is bad,

Speed Grapher was pretty cool, and kinda emotional...

i'm really enjoying it. i want witchblade, but i am waiting on a boxset release, of course smile

Speed Grapher... Oh, you mean "The Hibari Ginza Show." Yes, that's pretty good. wink

I like Witchblade, despite its weaknesses. Overall, it's better than a lot of series that make it over here.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/29/08 04:25 PM

So far I've watched 5 discs of Tenjho Tenge which has surprised me by being better than my (admittedly low) expectations.

Also watched the first disc of Coyote Ragtime Show. Looking forward to finishing the last two discs this weekend hopefully.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/29/08 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden


ichigo mashimaro is ROTFLMAO!!! hilarious. very every-day situational comedy. dry dead-pan humor (which i love) and chock full of japanese humor and puns. the older sister is my fav character, but they all rock. i just wish that someone would license and release the OVAs.

the manga is a hoot, also laugh

'Strawberry Marshmallow' is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I hated to see it end. So is the manga.

Finished up 'Karin' and am continuing my re-watch of 'Yu-Yu-Hakusho'. Also knocked out 'Origin:spirits of the Past'.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/29/08 09:03 PM

Took a lot longer than I wanted to , But I finally finished up my DVD collection of Tenchi In Tokyo. Now I haven't seen this since it was airing on Toonami. Hmm... how can I say this? The show wasn't great, but it wasn't god awful either. Of all the Tenchi Muyo related series it is more than likely the worst that I have seen. But that's in comparision to other Tenchi Muyo related series. I think it could stand on its own pretty well for someone that had never seen or heard of any of the rest of Tenchi and the girls before. But, only if you can manage to stick with it past I'd say the first 6 episodes. They were all over the top silly-ness and very stereotypical of what a non-fan might think of anime. That in itself made these first few episodes almost too much to take. But never the less it got better as it moves on with the story, but not a whole lot better. Still, this is the Tenchi series with probably my most favorite episode (Ryoko's Big Date). For that reason alone I can't hate it. In the end, even though this isn't a great series, the ending brings the final grade up just enough that I would recommend anyone that considers themselves a Tenchi fan to view it all the way through at least once.

As to what I'm watching next, it is a toss up between Chobits, Girls Bravo, or Tenchi Universe. A hard choice for me, since I usually try to save what I consider the best one for last. So more than likely it'll be Girls Bravo. wink
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/29/08 11:54 PM

I actually only sort of cared for Girls Bravo for almost the entire series but the ending really surprised me with how sweet and much better than average it was.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/30/08 02:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
I actually only sort of cared for Girls Bravo for almost the entire series but the ending really surprised me with how sweet and much better than average it was.


I suppose so, but I said I was gonna save the better one for last so that means I'm gonna watch the one I thought was the worst first. grin
Posted by: Antics

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/30/08 02:24 AM

I hope you enjoy Girls Bravo more than I did. In my opinion there wasn't a real storyline to it. Just endless "fan service" but if you're into that sort of anime then by all means, enjoy.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/30/08 10:45 AM

Well I know what to expect with this series, so I'll be fine. Up until recently, I have pretty much avoided harem anime shows outside of Tenchi Muyo. But I think that was mainly because simply just mentioning that I was a fan of Tenchi Muyo usually let to the geeky looking guys at Suncoast, Best Buy, Media Play, or any other retail store that had a decent selection of anime trying to push off other harem anime (like Love Hina) on me or whatever DVD box had a half naked or nearly naked woman on it (I think the biggest offender was Ikki-Tousen). It got so bad that I'd not even mention that I was into Tenchi Muyo. Not that it stopped those guys from trying to push the same stuff on me. frown

But earlier this year something finally changed my mind on that stuff so I've been watching (and buying) a few so-called harem series and so far they haven't been as horrible as I've previously heard. Love Hina, which I've seen online is better than I expected, I just couldn't get hold of it since its been out of print. Ai Yori Aoshi was very enjoyable as well. And then there are some show that I wouldn't outright call harem anime but they have the elements to be considered such like Haruhi Suzumiya and Vandread. So because of that I've decided to be more open about the types of anime I watch, though I still can't get myself into stuff like anything from the Gundam franchise. confused
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/30/08 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Up until recently, I have pretty much avoided harem anime shows outside of Tenchi Muyo.

Since you like Tenchi Muyo, I really recommend checking out Dual. It's made by the same staff. Just think of it as Tenchi with mechs. smile

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Love Hina, which I've seen online is better than I expected, I just couldn't get hold of it since its been out of print.

This series is getting re-released by Funimation in February.

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
And then there are some show that I wouldn't outright call harem anime but they have the elements to be considered such like Haruhi Suzumiya and Vandread.

I just don't see the elements in Haruhi.

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
So because of that I've decided to be more open about the types of anime I watch, though I still can't get myself into stuff like anything from the Gundam franchise.

I'm just curios, which part of Gundam is hard for you to get into?

Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/30/08 01:50 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
[Since you like Tenchi Muyo, I really recommend checking out Dual. It's made by the same staff. Just think of it as Tenchi with mechs. smile

I've heard about Dual, So I might pick it up eventually.

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
This series is getting re-released by Funimation in February.

Yeah, I browse Funi's forums regularly so I knew about that, I just meant that when I saw it online earlier this year I didn't know that Funi even had the license. So I'm looking forward to getting it.

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I just don't see the elements in Haruhi.

Well by one definition I've heard that harem in anime can consist of as little as 3 women. As to why I said Haruhi had that in it somewhat. I'd say its because all three girls in the SOS Brigade seem to have some interest in Kyon no matter how subtle or non-existent it appear to be. Haruhi's interest in him is painfully obvious. Mikuru seems to like Kyon as well, but seeing what happened when Haruhi got jealous of her and Kyon playing around as well as being from the future she's probably holding herself back from getting closer to him in a romantic sort of way. Then there's Yuki, well she doesn't exactly act like a normal human to begin with, but as the show goes on you see that she seems to be very keen on protecting him as well as listening to him over anyone else. Plus you can't forget that she said her self that while Kyon and Haruhi were stuck in the closed space that she felt a desire for him to return as well.

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I'm just curious, which part of Gundam is hard for you to get into?

For why I have never gotten into Gundam much, I really don't know. I've tried watching Wing back when it was on Toonami, but at some point I just felt lost. Honestly the only Gundam related series I ever watched and finished were 08th MS Team and G-Gundam both of which also aired on Toonami.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 11/30/08 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Going to try and start Toward the Terra movie tonight.


ooh. let me know what you think smile
sometimes it's not cliche to say/think that they just don't make em like they used to...that or i'm getting old(er) :P


This was my first time watching it and thought that it was pretty good. If you haven't seen yet go and do so. smile


i saw it many moons ago but missed out buying it on vhs so rest assured the dvd WILL make it to my collection smile
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/01/08 10:15 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I just don't see the elements in Haruhi.

Well by one definition I've heard that harem in anime can consist of as little as 3 women. As to why I said Haruhi had that in it somewhat. I'd say its because all three girls in the SOS Brigade seem to have some interest in Kyon no matter how subtle or non-existent it appear to be. Haruhi's interest in him is painfully obvious. Mikuru seems to like Kyon as well, but seeing what happened when Haruhi got jealous of her and Kyon playing around as well as being from the future she's probably holding herself back from getting closer to him in a romantic sort of way. Then there's Yuki, well she doesn't exactly act like a normal human to begin with, but as the show goes on you see that she seems to be very keen on protecting him as well as listening to him over anyone else. Plus you can't forget that she said her self that while Kyon and Haruhi were stuck in the closed space that she felt a desire for him to return as well.


Good points, but I still wouldn't classify it as a Harem. Mainly for the factor this series likes to imitate other genres for a gag. That's just my opinion though.

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I'm just curious, which part of Gundam is hard for you to get into?

For why I have never gotten into Gundam much, I really don't know. I've tried watching Wing back when it was on Toonami, but at some point I just felt lost. Honestly the only Gundam related series I ever watched and finished were 08th MS Team and G-Gundam both of which also aired on Toonami.


I know some people have a hard time getting into Gundam, because of its political themes. However, there are a few series that bend out of that formula and try something different. Like the two that you mentioned. There's also Gundam 0080 and 0083, which are OVAs and they also break out of that formula.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/01/08 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Speed Grapher... Oh, you mean "The Hibari Ginza Show." Yes, that's pretty good. wink
I like Witchblade, despite its weaknesses. Overall, it's better than a lot of series that make it over here.


Witchblade made and broke at the same time some new barriors. think about it. an american comic travels over to japan, becomes popular, and then lo&behold an anime series is put into production. but, not an adaptation of an american story, but instead Witchblade is given the full japanese anime treatment, and raising the original work to a whole new level, imo.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/01/08 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I know some people have a hard time getting into Gundam, because of its political themes. However, there are a few series that bend out of that formula and try something different. Like the two that you mentioned. There's also Gundam 0080 and 0083, which are OVAs and they also break out of that formula.


anyone looking/trying to get into the original Gundam needs to check out both those, 0080 and 0083. also, the movies which tell the whole story of the original Gundam tv series with much better animation, acting, plot, and music. Gundam F91 is also good and i feel like i am forgetting one...

Gundam0083 has Cima Garahau and that's all an otakuden ever needs laugh ~mreow!~
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/01/08 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i saw it many moons ago but missed out buying it on vhs so rest assured the dvd WILL make it to my collection



It'll be a good addition. I know that it looks good in mine.

Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/01/08 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I just don't see the elements in Haruhi.

Well by one definition I've heard that harem in anime can consist of as little as 3 women. As to why I said Haruhi had that in it somewhat. I'd say its because all three girls in the SOS Brigade seem to have some interest in Kyon no matter how subtle or non-existent it appear to be. Haruhi's interest in him is painfully obvious. Mikuru seems to like Kyon as well, but seeing what happened when Haruhi got jealous of her and Kyon playing around as well as being from the future she's probably holding herself back from getting closer to him in a romantic sort of way. Then there's Yuki, well she doesn't exactly act like a normal human to begin with, but as the show goes on you see that she seems to be very keen on protecting him as well as listening to him over anyone else. Plus you can't forget that she said her self that while Kyon and Haruhi were stuck in the closed space that she felt a desire for him to return as well.


Good points, but I still wouldn't classify it as a Harem. Mainly for the factor this series likes to imitate other genres for a gag. That's just my opinion though.


Haruhi is to Harem anime, what My-HiME is to Magical Girl anime. While technically correct, (the best kind of correct, ;)) neither fit into the category in the manner typical of the description. My-HiME lacks bright shiny colors, frilly transformation scenes, and battles for nothing more than love and justice. Similarly, Haruhi lacks the usual tanacity for the target character as characterized by perpetual groping, constant wardrobe "malfunctions" and the need to be the "only one" in his life.


On another note, I was watching my DVDs of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and noticed when I went to the subtitled version of the show on DVD 2 that they translated the name of Nanoha's device both as Raging Heart and Raising Heart. I'm not 100% sure where the break is as I have not thoroughly investigated the dub VS sub (I know it happens somewhere in 4-6 inclusive). I was a little surprised to hear the dub use Raging, but since I think it sounds better, I'll forgive them for making it less awkward in English. It shows a big lack of planning to go for several episodes then change the subtitles though, episode 3 has "raging" and episode 6 definitely has "Raising".
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/02/08 06:42 AM

Watched the first disc of Karin last night. Unfortunately I have to wait for the second disc to arrive so I can't move forward, and it was just starting to pick up near the end of the first disc. The dub track takes an episode or two to get used to, but overall it's decently done.

Also watched the first two discs of Shakugan no Shana. So far I like it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/02/08 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Haruhi is to Harem anime, what My-HiME is to Magical Girl anime. While technically correct, (the best kind of correct, ;)) neither fit into the category in the manner typical of the description. My-HiME lacks bright shiny colors, frilly transformation scenes, and battles for nothing more than love and justice. Similarly, Haruhi lacks the usual tanacity for the target character as characterized by perpetual groping, constant wardrobe "malfunctions" and the need to be the "only one" in his life.

Well like I said Haruhi Suzumiya has harem elements but I would have never officially called it a harem anime. Besides, considering what Haruhi herself is capable of without even trying, or knowing that she did it either. I doubt that either Mikuru or Yuki (if she's even aware of how she feels about him) would ever even attempt to be the only one his life. As for the groping and wardrobe malfuntions, Haruhi takes care of that herself with all the things she does to Mikuru. grin
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/02/08 12:12 PM

Watched 'Gundress' and 'Diamond Daydreams' disc 2 last night.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/02/08 12:20 PM

I recently finished Requiem From The Darkness, and I'm almost through Boogiepop Phantom. They're both a bit disappointing.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/02/08 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Watched 'Gundress' and 'Diamond Daydreams' disc 2 last night.

I enjoyed Diamond Daydreams. smile
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/02/08 01:20 PM

I'll be working on Darker Than Black Vol. 1 today, possibly some more Blood+ Set 1 and Sasami: Magical Girls Club Season 2
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/03/08 05:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I recently finished Requiem From The Darkness, and I'm almost through Boogiepop Phantom. They're both a bit disappointing.


Boogiepop Phantom took a couple three watchings for me to get really get it, but once i did... i also find that i appreciate it more now (that i'm older) than i did a few years back when i first saw it.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/03/08 07:19 PM

Well, I'm still not finished, so maybe there's hope. I like Serial Experiments Lain (the two are often compared), but so far, I've been looking at the clock quite a bit during BP (to borrow an oft-used line from Chris Beveridge).

Even if I don't end up liking it, it'll just remind me of how much I do like When They Cry, which actually delivers in the creepiness department. I'm trying not to rewatch it until the final volume comes out, but I might not be able to hold out. Those kids are so cute... and so completely screwed-up.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/04/08 10:26 AM

I just watched Di Gi Charat last night. Knowing what it was going in did not prepare me for it in the least.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/04/08 11:51 AM

lol that is the most non committal opinion I've heard in a very long time. So did you like it? Which series was it? I remember seeing the original TV series on fansubs back in high school and thought it was hilarious but then when I re-watched it on DVD I got a few laughs but not nearly as many as I remembered.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/04/08 12:37 PM

Finished up The Third and going to finish up Aria today. Going to re-watch r.o.d. tv and ???-really haven't figured that one out just yet.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/04/08 05:21 PM

the original DiGi Charat is still the best. all the others tried too hard to be funny and thus failed miserably.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/04/08 09:05 PM

Well as of today I'm halfway through Girls Bravo, and honestly even though its not the best anime series in the world. So far I am enjoying it a lot more than the last series I just finished, Tenchi In Tokyo. It is very heavy on the fan service and sexual innuendo (episode 2 is a prime example) but I think most people can handle it unless you are very easily offended. Other than the rampant fan service the only other real knock on this series is that it just tries to hard. Tries to hard to be fan servicy, tries to hard to have a tsundere female character, tries to hard to have a charismatic pervert character, tries to hard to make the lead male come off like a loveable loser. All in all it just tries too hard to be a harem anime. I think the only thing its lacking is a dark skinned blonde female character (since that seems almost standard in harem animes). But I think you get what I'm saying. Still though, the voice acting in the dub makes it tolerable. All the casting choices are on point and they play their parts with just the right tone. I can't say I'd recommend it as worthwhile viewing, but its not the worst thing in the world either.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/05/08 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
lol that is the most non committal opinion I've heard in a very long time. So did you like it? Which series was it? I remember seeing the original TV series on fansubs back in high school and thought it was hilarious but then when I re-watched it on DVD I got a few laughs but not nearly as many as I remembered.
I liked it. It was extremely short and fast-paced so it made for a fun watch. I was amused by it for the most part, it was just a rather strange show.

Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/05/08 10:18 PM

About to dive into season 2 of Sasami: Magical Girls Club. I just turned it on, heard that familiar theme music and wanted to bash my head into a wall.

Wish me luck hehe
Posted by: blaze

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/06/08 01:53 AM

About to watch Full Metal Panic. After that read some investment magazines and then watch Iron Chef on SBS.
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/06/08 06:52 PM

I am watching Chobits. I love this anime
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/06/08 07:11 PM

Originally Posted By: chrisc1978
I am watching Chobits. I love this anime

I got that with my last order, I think I'm gonna watch it after I finish Girls Bravo.
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/06/08 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: chrisc1978
I am watching Chobits. I love this anime

I got that with my last order, I think I'm gonna watch it after I finish Girls Bravo.


I like Girls Bravo to, I think I will watch Angelic Layer Next.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/06/08 08:01 PM

Currently watching Blue Seed and then it's Grenadier (just received the set today).
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/06/08 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Currently watching Blue Seed and then it's Grenadier (just received the set today).


Well if you don't let Rushuna's assets distract you too much, then Grenadier is a very good, and unfortunately short series. I consider it one of my under the radar faves. Everyone might have heard of it, but you'll be in for a treat if you happen to stumble into it. Now if only I could find Tsukikage Ran somewhere I think I'd have another under the radar fave on me.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/07/08 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Well if you don't let Rushuna's assets distract you too much, then Grenadier is a very good, and unfortunately short series.


I don't have problems with fanservice. Heck, I'm in the minority that enjoyed Burst Angel.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/07/08 01:16 PM

Burst Angel was pretty good. The plot was much better than the mix of CGI and more traditional animation.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/07/08 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: chrisc1978
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: chrisc1978
I am watching Chobits. I love this anime

I got that with my last order, I think I'm gonna watch it after I finish Girls Bravo.


I like Girls Bravo to, I think I will watch Angelic Layer Next.


like Angelic Layer, but not so much Girls Bravo or Chobits. granted, Tsumomo rocks, but that is about it.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/07/08 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Well if you don't let Rushuna's assets distract you too much, then Grenadier is a very good, and unfortunately short series.


I don't have problems with fanservice. Heck, I'm in the minority that enjoyed Burst Angel.


{hugs} we're not a minority, we're the lucidly inspired. it's everyone else who doesn't like BakuTen that is in a cloud of delusional stupor smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 10:21 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I don't have problems with fanservice. Heck, I'm in the minority that enjoyed Burst Angel.

Originally Posted By: otakuden

{hugs} we're not a minority, we're the lucidly inspired. it's everyone else who doesn't like BakuTen that is in a cloud of delusional stupor smile

I've never seen Burst Angel, but I have no problem with fan service, unless that's the only thing a title has to offer.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 11:12 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I don't have problems with fanservice. Heck, I'm in the minority that enjoyed Burst Angel.

Actually what I meant is that this is a really good show, but on the surface some might see how Rushuna looks and assume its another one of those anime shows and not give it a chance. Trust me, it won't be a waste of your time when you watch it. And again, I really must say that I wish it was longer. Only being twelve episodes ensured that there was no pointless filler, but in the end you take a liking to the characters and end up wanting more. As far as Burst Angel goes, I haven't seen anything of it other than a trailer that was on another DVD I had so I can't speak on it other than out of the four trailers on this disc, it was the one my brother looked at and said "get that!" to me. To be fair the other trailers were for Gunslinger Girl, Tenchi Muyo GXP, and Dragon Ball Z Uncut, plus he's just starting to hit that age where he's starting to notice girls. So that might have something to to with it too. grin
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 11:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I don't have problems with fanservice. Heck, I'm in the minority that enjoyed Burst Angel.

Originally Posted By: otakuden

{hugs} we're not a minority, we're the lucidly inspired. it's everyone else who doesn't like BakuTen that is in a cloud of delusional stupor smile

I've never seen Burst Angel, but I have no problem with fan service, unless that's the only thing a title has to offer.


word! i need some story and drama and plot and character development along with the jiggly eye-candy laugh
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I've never seen Burst Angel, but I have no problem with fan service, unless that's the only thing a title has to offer.


Same here. I used to love fanservice filled shows ... when I was 15. Being 26 and old ( wink ) I find myself demanding a bit more than a cheap boob gag.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 01:25 PM

Note to self: never disturb old man Battra when he's watching fan service anime on his Kinetoscope.

Strangely enough, I've found that, at 42, I'm closer to 15 than I was at 26. Maybe I'm backsliding, or just coming around full circle.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Note to self: never disturb old man Battra when he's watching fan service anime on his Kinetoscope.


Well, I only get upset when all they are doing is showing so much skin. Why just the other day I saw one of them "car"-toons for "kids" and they showed this girl's ankle! Shameful! wink

Seriously, what's funny is I've always been called old for my tastes, more than my age. For example I tend to be a bit of a Luddite on some things and I have this strange thing for vintage stuff. I also tend to be a bit conservative on some things so that's attributed to being old fashioned.

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Strangely enough, I've found that, at 42, I'm closer to 15 than I was at 26. Maybe I'm backsliding, or just coming around full circle.


Well, in the last few years I've gone on dated with women aged 20-34 so perhaps I fit in with a wide age group? Or maybe I can swing my age back and forth.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 03:56 PM

Do you think that those traits of yours that you (or other persons) consider "old fashioned" are reflected in your tastes in anime?

I recently finished watching the aptly named The Melody Of Oblivion (probably for the first and last time), and there's quite a bit of fan service, especially toward the end (mainly, girls throwing themselves at, or being thrown into, Bocca). In this case, the fan service and innuendos were the only things saving the show from being completely dull.

Next on deck is Chrono Crusade, about which I've heard only good things.
smile
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 04:09 PM

Chrono Crusade interests me as well, let me know what you think because I was considering buying it.

Anyways, I am about to start on the last volume of Girls Bravo today. While I wasn't expecting much from this show, it does have its entertaining and pure laugh out loud moments. The excessive fan service will definitely turn some people off immediately, but if you can endure that, it becomes better. Still, if you're not into harem anime then don't even bother, this will not change your mind about those types of series.

After this I'm left with Chobits and Tenchi Universe. I try to save the best one for last, and the worst goes first. This is a much tougher choice than when I was picking between those two and Girls Bravo. But I think I'll go with Chobits next. Not because I think its worse than Tenchi Universe though.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
Same here. I used to love fanservice filled shows ... when I was 15. Being 26 and old ( wink ) I find myself demanding a bit more than a cheap boob gag.


I'm 26 myself, but I have an inner child that continues to come out on a daily bases. laugh
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 04:41 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Actually what I meant is that this is a really good show, but on the surface some might see how Rushuna looks and assume its another one of those anime shows and not give it a chance. Trust me, it won't be a waste of your time when you watch it.


And what I was trying to get at is that I'm very flexible, when it comes to the content.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Do you think that those traits of yours that you (or other persons) consider "old fashioned" are reflected in your tastes in anime? smile


I think so. For example I loved Emma and I know that stereotypically men are not ones much for romance. Men aren't supposed to be sensitive or something.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 08:01 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
{hugs} we're not a minority, we're the lucidly inspired. it's everyone else who doesn't like BakuTen that is in a cloud of delusional stupor smile


Oh, you can count me in as being one of the "lucidly inspired" or in the "minority". Either way I loved Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi). Monica Rial's voice acting of Jo was beutiful shocked. What I like even more is the movie. Well maybe not more, but that little video on the movie of all the characters in BakuTen was sWEEt!! Ugetsu Hakua's characters are so cool, and is the main reason I bought the Flamboyant Artbook on RightStuf!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/08/08 08:22 PM

Do you think that those traits of yours that you (or other persons) consider "old fashioned" are reflected in your tastes in anime?

I'm an older male anime fan (I hate the term "otaku")-shoujo is one of my favorite genres-Malmalade Boy, Wedding Peach, Hana Yori Dango, Peach Girl, and of course Sailor Moon-bring it on!!
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/09/08 08:52 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
...shoujo is one of my favorite genres...

Same here (namely, Fruits Basket and Fushigi Yugi). smile

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I hate the term "otaku"

Oh? I think many anime fans in the West would describe themsleves as otaku, just as many tech-oriented individuals identify themselves as geeks, without any intentionally negative connotations. While both terms might've had negative origins (and otaku might still be considered insulting in Japan), I wouldn't be offended by either term.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/09/08 11:16 AM

I watched the first disc of Guyver last night (and stayed up way too late doing so.) I enjoyed it, though it was a bit milder than I expected. With a TV:MA rating I expected it to be a bit more gruesome than it is. So far I'm sure I've seen bloodier/more disturbing imagery in TV:14 rated shows. Not that it's a bad thing at all, I was just expecting something else.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/09/08 11:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Strangely enough, I've found that, at 42, I'm closer to 15 than I was at 26. Maybe I'm backsliding, or just coming around full circle.

I find it frustrating that I sometimes forget my age. Having just turned 46, I find I have more in common with my teenage daughter and her friends than I do most other people my age. I have even overheard my daughter tell her friends how cool her dad is. I find this puzzleing. Could this mean I just have tastes similar to theirs or do I not find old people stuff appealing?smile
Back on thread topic: I just watched 'Golgo 13: Queen Bee', the first 'Yu-Yu-Hakusho' film (ova really) and started 'Shinobi' (a live action low budget ninja drama filmed mostly in the woods).laugh
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/09/08 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Oh? I think many anime fans in the West would describe themsleves as otaku, just as many tech-oriented individuals identify themselves as geeks, without any intentionally negative connotations. While both terms might've had negative origins (and otaku might still be considered insulting in Japan), I wouldn't be offended by either term.


I had a friend who said she hated how I used to refer to myself as a geek or a nerd all the time. I told her it was a badge of honor and it proves it in the fact that I make more money than the jocks.

Even the richest jocks usually have their checks signed by a geek (or head of a geek company.)
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/09/08 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
So far I've watched 5 discs of Tenjho Tenge which has surprised me by being better than my (admittedly low) expectations.

Ditto. The characters and their backstories are interesting, even if the premise of the show isn't.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/10/08 12:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Having just turned 46, I find I have more in common with my teenage daughter and her friends than I do most other people my age.

Could this mean I just have tastes similar to theirs or do I not find old people stuff appealing?

Yeah, I never did like "old people stuff." Perhaps we, having already set the courses for our lives, have settled down, and recognize that we are now in a position to stop and smell the roses. Unfortunately, some never seem to reach that point. When I was in my twenties, I was more serious. I was focused on getting a degree, choosing a career, establishing the structure of my life, etc.

Now, with all of that out of the way, I just want to enjoy life by spending time with the people I care about, having fun with my hobbies, etc. While bills still have to be paid, and certain obligations of adulthood will always exist, I've settled into a comfortable routine, and I can afford to be less serious and more playful. That might not seem very ambitious to some, but I'm happier now than I ever was in my twenties (plus, there's a lot more anime to watch).

Please excuse the minor threadjacking. Anyway, last night, I decided to watch Battle Royale High School (a one episode OVA) before starting Chrono Crusade. BRHS has the old school look and feel, but it isn't very entertaining. It isn't even that violent.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/10/08 02:49 PM

Finished up R.O.D. (which is still great the first time or tenth time!). Got in School Rumble s2 pt2 so currently watching that, also feeling reluctant to get into Rumbling Hearts though i may do so next day or two.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/10/08 06:37 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Finished up R.O.D. (which is still great the first time or tenth time!). Got in School Rumble s2 pt2 so currently watching that, also feeling reluctant to get into Rumbling Hearts though i may do so next day or two.

Which R.O.D. was it, the OAV or the TV series? Also Rumbling Hearts is good, though it definitely is a downer at some points.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/10/08 08:59 PM

Watched a couple of episodes of Big O tonight after I watched Horton Hears a Who which came in from Netflix (not anime, though they did do a short anime spoof which I couldn't stop laughing at.)

I got in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time yesterday and I'm thinking maybe I'll try and watch it tomorrow night if I can, or by the end of the weekend at the latest. Then I have to try and get back to finishing off some series that I started.

I've got two discs of Ninja Nonsense and 3 discs of Tenjho Tenge, which should be fairly quick to finish off. Also Grenadier I watched only 2 episodes so far, but it is a short enough series that I could probably get through the rest in an afternoon of anime watching.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/10/08 10:04 PM

R.O.D The TV is SWEEET! The OVA is also just as great laugh. I'll even recommend the Read or Die and Read or Dream graphic novels. Anything R.O.D is worth it.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/10/08 10:24 PM

Oh yeah!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Diebuster the Movie WAS AWESOME. Pleasing to every sense of the body. I watched Gunbuster first not knowing that there would be a real connection between the two other than Buster Machines and what-not. I just really can't find the words to describe it.

Also, Please (Onegai) Twins. Finished watching this as well. Along with Please (Onegai) Teacher I'd have to say some pretty good love stories with heart ripping drama. Can anyone recall an anime that not only gave you a nice ending, but showed a few episodes after the ending? I'm sure there are. Both of these did that which gave you a nice sense of closure.

Tomorrow I'll be starting on My-HiME and maybe a movie. (Submarine 707R) (Spirit of the Sword) (Samurai: Hunt for the Sword) I've seen Submarine 707R on tv, dunno where, but it will make for some good watching. As for the other two....eh, I'm not really looking forward to them.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:11 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Currently watching Blue Seed and then it's Grenadier (just received the set today).


both seasons of Blue Seed, or just the first one for now?
one of the better formulaic series that came out in the 90s (?) which also featured a star-studded seiyuu cast. pretty anyone who was anyone in voice-acting in Japan was in Blue Seed smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
Same here. I used to love fanservice filled shows ... when I was 15. Being 26 and old ( wink ) I find myself demanding a bit more than a cheap boob gag.


26...old...mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
you've got a ways to go, m'dear :P
though take it from me, the older on gets, the better life gets. maybe it has something to do with life experiences and perspective, but i can't wait to see what each new day, each new year will bring me.

viva le old wink
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Next on deck is Chrono Crusade, about which I've heard only good things. smile


ooh. you will not be disappointed; Chrono Crusade is wonderful. btw, be prepared to cry at the end. my face was a river of tears during pretty much the whole last episode ~sniffles~
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I'm 26 myself, but I have an inner child that continues to come out on a daily bases. laugh


i am the inner child wink
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
I think so. For example I loved Emma and I know that stereotypically men are not ones much for romance. Men aren't supposed to be sensitive or something.


~rolls eyes~
hon, just be happy and be yourself. that's the best man or woman anyone can ever hope to be smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Oh? I think many anime fans in the West would describe themsleves as otaku, just as many tech-oriented individuals identify themselves as geeks, without any intentionally negative connotations. While both terms might've had negative origins (and otaku might still be considered insulting in Japan), I wouldn't be offended by either term.


otaku has a good side and a bad side. i have no problem with the good side, but the bad side can be rather troublesome sometimes. though, if it doesn't apply to you, than no worries. also, at that point it is more of a personal problem then a "universal" one.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Now, with all of that out of the way, I just want to enjoy life by spending time with the people I care about, having fun with my hobbies, etc. While bills still have to be paid, and certain obligations of adulthood will always exist, I've settled into a comfortable routine, and I can afford to be less serious and more playful. That might not seem very ambitious to some, but I'm happier now than I ever was in my twenties (plus, there's a lot more anime to watch).


i'm right there with ya. i'm quite content to live my life how i please. it's a bit tight right now because i'm finally starting to pay off my credit card, but other than that things are OK. and once the card is paid off, FREEDOM!! laugh
money for savings and money for vacations are a good thing.

Originally Posted By: Stephanie
Please excuse the minor threadjacking. Anyway, last night, I decided to watch Battle Royale High School (a one episode OVA) before starting Chrono Crusade. BRHS has the old school look and feel, but it isn't very entertaining. It isn't even that violent. [/color]


meh. the only Battle Royal you need to watch is the original Battle Royal movie, uncut and unedited in all its Japanese with English subtitle goodness. honestly, after having watched it quite a few times, i don't understand why it doesn't get licensed. it's far less gory and splatter and such than most hollywood flicks these days, and *gasp* it actually has some rather heavy and hard-hitting social and political messages to get across.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 10:57 AM

I have both Battle Royale live-action movies (uncut versions). The first one is definitely worth seeing (especially if you like Beat Takeshi). The second one doesn't compare to the first, but I don't think it's as god-awful as some reviews would have you believe.

I watched the first two discs of Chrono Crusade last night.

Click to reveal..
So far, my favorite characters are Sister Kate (her temper makes me laugh, and I have a strange attraction to her that even I can't explain) and Father Remington (Jason Douglas {English dub} has one of the most pretentiously sexy voices I've ever heard - it's laughably egotistical but irresistible at the same time - I've loved his voice since Gravion). Fortunately, Remington isn't an egotistical character. In the Magdalene Order, Kate is the strict, responsible mom, and Remington is the lenient, understanding dad who lets the kids get away some occasional mischief, especially if it will further their development.

I'm not sure what to think of the German chick, just yet. Also, I don't want to draw any conclusions about Rosette and Chrono until I've seen more of the series. Rosette does score points with me by carrying a 1911 (my favorite pistol and caliber) and a Thompson, but that wimpy Mauser has to go. wink Joshua and Fiore (Monica Rial is perfect for her) seem to have a very interesting relationship, so I'm curious to see where that goes. Who needs Band-Aids when you have a "maid"?

One early observation regarding Rosette... if Excel were to take her medication, I wouldn't be able to tell them apart (except maybe for the dental work).

This show reminds me of other vampire/demon anime shows (in a good way), mainly Trinity Blood. I keep expecting Abel Nightroad to bump into Rosette whenever she runs around a corner. Aion reminds me of Hellsing's Luke Valentine (elegant mannerisms, but a bit of an ass clown). Some of the demon fights trigger flashbacks of The Devil Lady.

So far, it's a fun series, but the plot is just getting started, now that Aion has had his intro scene.

Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: stargates
Finished up R.O.D. (which is still great the first time or tenth time!). Got in School Rumble s2 pt2 so currently watching that, also feeling reluctant to get into Rumbling Hearts though i may do so next day or two.

Which R.O.D. was it, the OAV or the TV series? Also Rumbling Hearts is good, though it definitely is a downer at some points.

I did it backwards this time with TV first, then the OAV since i'm saving that since i get more Nancy then! blush
As far as Rumbling Hearts go i've only watched the first two eps. so far. I was reluctant knowing that it would be a bittersweet story along the way. After seeing Air, Saikano, and Honey and Clover i think i should be somewhat ready. smile
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 01:16 PM

Rumbling Hearts is a wonderful drama and worth sticking through all the way. The first volume really sets up the story well and you won't be able to get away after that.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 01:21 PM

That's the impression i get. So far the show does seem pretty good this early on. I'm gonna try to finish up a few more eps later today.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Battra92
I think so. For example I loved Emma and I know that stereotypically men are not ones much for romance. Men aren't supposed to be sensitive or something.


~rolls eyes~
hon, just be happy and be yourself. that's the best man or woman anyone can ever hope to be smile


Guess you didn't get that I was mocking the whole stereotype. smile

FWIW I like Emma AND the Three Stooges. Best of both worlds! wink
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
Rumbling Hearts is a wonderful drama and worth sticking through all the way. The first volume really sets up the story well and you won't be able to get away after that.

That is very true, of all the anime I've recently purchased this year, it was the only one besides Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya that I watched in its entirety in one day. Considering how the second episode ended I couldn't just leave it there, I would have been depressed the rest of the day.
Posted by: blaze

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 04:15 PM

Current anime watching, Last Exile. I always enjoyed watching flying machines and how they are built.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 05:43 PM

Just got finished rewatching the Vampire Princess Miyu ovas after finally finishing the tv series (after 6 years!!)-now I'm gonna start Sasami Magical Girl Club pt.2.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By: blaze
Current anime watching, Last Exile. I always enjoyed watching flying machines and how they are built.


Last Exile was awesome. I'm not particular to the Vanships, but I loved the bigger ships and ship battles.

Originally Posted By: Battra92
I think so. For example I loved Emma and I know that stereotypically men are not ones much for romance. Men aren't supposed to be sensitive or something.


I like romances, to a degree. Please Teacher, Please Twins, Ai Yori Aoshi, and Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi are just a few. But, don't just about every anime have some romance, or thing where the lead male falls for someone, or vice versa. Really the more you can get into that the better the anime is in the end.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:13 PM

I just sat down and watched The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and I highly recommend it. Bring over some friends who aren't into anime and have them watch it with you. It's just a great movie for anyone, regardless of whether they are an anime fan or not.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/11/08 08:49 PM

Happy Birthday GreenGel!

Just watched 'My Santa'. Ahg.laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/12/08 05:41 PM

Anyone see/reccommend Glass Fleet? Thinking about giving it a shot.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/13/08 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Anyone see/reccommend Glass Fleet? Thinking about giving it a shot.


Avoiding this title like the plague. I've heard nothing but negative things on this title. It's a poorly executed space opera, that tries to recover from a train wreck.
Posted by: VamP

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/13/08 01:58 PM

Ah My Goddess Season 2 & Full Metal Panic.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/13/08 02:11 PM

Glass Fleet I found to be incredibly pretty to look at but other than that I was forcing my way through most of it. The story tries to be this huge epic space classic but ends up being a predictable mess.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/13/08 10:29 PM

I put in Arcade Gamer Fubuki today. An interesting system for power ups, that is for sure.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/14/08 04:48 PM

I'm just finishing up the 2nd part of Sasami-Magical Girl's Club.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 07:05 AM

Finished off two more discs of Shakugan no Shana (discs 3-4.) I'm hoping to finish that off this week sometime. My backlog is piling up bigger and bigger (currently sitting at around 50 series to watch) and I just don't have enough time to get through them all. I need to make a concentrated effort to watch one series through to the end before starting another.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 07:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
I had a friend who said she hated how I used to refer to myself as a geek or a nerd all the time. I told her it was a badge of honor and it proves it in the fact that I make more money than the jocks.


i could care less about making more or less than the "jocks" or anybody else for that matter. i am just quite happy and pleased and comfortable in who i am smile

which i think is what you meant more than anything else. you're quite comfortable and happy in who you are so you have no qualm referring to yourself as a geek or whatever. or i could be wrong...
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 08:03 AM

just wait. you've barely scratched the surface of the Chrono Crusade g00dness. as for why you like Kate, why not. she's one hot baddass nun with attitude and a big heart which she hides behind her gruff exterior smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 08:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Battra92
I think so. For example I loved Emma and I know that stereotypically men are not ones much for romance. Men aren't supposed to be sensitive or something.


~rolls eyes~
hon, just be happy and be yourself. that's the best man or woman anyone can ever hope to be smile


Guess you didn't get that I was mocking the whole stereotype. smile

FWIW I like Emma AND the Three Stooges. Best of both worlds! wink


i wasn't sure, and just in case you weren't, i wanted to be sure to give you my support smile

man, i loooooove the Three Stooges. classic silly slapstick humor doesn't get much better. i was a rabid watcher and fan back in the day when i was younger and they showed it on tv. i'd get laughing so hard sometimes my stomach would hurt.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 08:08 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Just got finished rewatching the Vampire Princess Miyu ovas after finally finishing the tv series (after 6 years!!)-now I'm gonna start Sasami Magical Girl Club pt.2.


the OVAs are classic. what'd you think of them smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 08:17 AM

Originally Posted By: blaze
Current anime watching, Last Exile. I always enjoyed watching flying machines and how they are built.


i loved Last Exile all the way up until the end, last dvd basically, and then it imploded, my heart broke, and the series was pretty much ruined for me.

and it has nothing to do with the fact that Dios was my fav character. ok, well, maybe a little, but it was still disappointing overall -.-
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i could care less about making more or less than the "jocks" or anybody else for that matter. i am just quite happy and pleased and comfortable in who i am smile


LOL, well more money == more anime. wink

As for what I'm viewing, I just got up to episode 42 of Touch. Man am I loving that show! C'mon TRSI, license this one! wink

I have Maria-sama Season 1 sitting on top of my speaker and I should pop it in but time has been in a bit of short supply lately. frown
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/15/08 06:25 PM

I finished My-HiME pretty quickly. The first part or like the first 12 eps were kinda laid back. That had me uninterested, but when something did happen like with Mai summoned her Child, it was awesome. The series really picked up for me midway because it started getting more serious and emotional. I was REALLY hoping something would go good for Yuuichi and Shiho. Everytime either Mai or Yuuichi came into close contact I'd go crazy cuz of the promise Mai made to Shiho to support her relation with Yuuichi. (If you don't get this, it's ok. If you do, your awesome)
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/16/08 06:31 AM

Darn...I was holding off on My-HiME. You people need to stop saying good things about it, it is weakening my resolve.

I watched the You're Under Arrest movie last night. To be fair, I've only seen 3 episodes of the series, and this takes place afterward, so that could affect how I viewed the movie, but overall it wasn't great. It was decently entertaining for a couple hours but things just seemed somewhat poorly explained.

I also watched the second disc of Karin, which arrived yesterday (along with my Negima (Viridian Collection), Claymore disc 2 and School Rumble season 2 part 2.) Karin is a lot of fun to watch. It doesn't try to elevate itself above being good fun, which has helped it on the occasions when it has fallen a little flat.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/16/08 12:41 PM

Still trying to get through Rumbling Hearts though it is very good so far. Need to sit down and just watch it i'm sure i'll enjoy tho.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/16/08 06:51 PM

My-HiME at first seemed like a let down, but, like I said, about mid-way it got serious. And, to me, Serious = AWESOMENESS smile

Now I'm finishing off Submarine 707r. Not that good at times, but it would definitely be something to show your kid if they like subs Then I'm gonna get Silent Mobius started. If not that I could start Jubei Chan.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/16/08 07:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
I have Maria-sama Season 1 sitting on top of my speaker and I should pop it in but time has been in a bit of short supply lately. frown


word. my anime watching time as of late has been very short. almost time to take a week off work, stay at home, vegge, and watch lots of anime smile
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 12:10 AM

lol, but work=money and money=anime smile

Speaking of work, I'm gonna be looking for more work (even tho I'm getting full 2 weeks paid vacation) to make some mula $$$ laugh.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Battra92
I have Maria-sama Season 1 sitting on top of my speaker and I should pop it in but time has been in a bit of short supply lately. frown


word. my anime watching time as of late has been very short. almost time to take a week off work, stay at home, vegge, and watch lots of anime smile


LOL, must be a nice option. I work for a utility company and the longest I took off was for Connecticon. Anime Boston is already on the work calendar, though.

2 weeks vacation doesn't seem like enough and yet I never seem to use it in one calendar year. Can't really take it now, though. Jan and Feb I plan to have a couple days off, though.

For anime? Well, unless I decide to try and introduce some anime to this new gal I met a couple weeks ago ... I doubt it. :P
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 09:52 AM

Watched Karin disc 3 last night and Shakugan no Shana disc 5 this morning. Both good shows. Coming up on the lat few episodes of Shakugan no Shana so I'll have to see how it all turns out (given there's another season, I'm guessing they leave plenty of things open.)
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 10:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
For anime? Well, unless I decide to try and introduce some anime to this new gal I met a couple weeks ago ... I doubt it. :P

That can be tough. There's an art to matching the right title to a specific non-anime person, in order to have maximum appeal. You could be the one who completely turns that person on or off to anime.

If it's someone you're dating, you have to be especially careful, because it could be the last time you see each other. lol
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 01:02 PM

lol wow, I can't count how many times I've had this very problem. I agree that there's a real art to it. But I have to say that the best first step you can take is find out her very favorite movies. Find those and you're well on your way to finding the right series to use as her introduction.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 06:20 PM

Not really what I'm watching, but more what I HAVE watched. Sword of the Stranger was pretty good when I watched it at AWA back in September. If you've never seen it and you think its coming out near you, definitely check it out smile.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 06:37 PM

I'm hoping to check out one of the theater screenings in February. I'm on the coast so the closest theater to me will be about an hour away but that's ok, I'm sure I can talk one of my friends into going with me. lol
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 07:00 PM

I finished Chrono Crusade last night, and I didn't expect it to get as emotional as it did (for me, that's a good thing). Great stuff, highly recommended. I went to sleep completely drained... O.K., that didn't come out exactly right, but you know what I mean.

Over the weekend, I watched Toward The Terra (film). Nozomi did a great job with the release. The film itself is good, but not anything I'd put on a "Top 10" list. It reminds me of the French animated film Fantastic Planet. I suppose I was expecting something closer to the OVA They Were Eleven, but it's completely different. That had nothing to do with me liking it, though; it's just an observation.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/17/08 11:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I finished Chrono Crusade last night, and I didn't expect it to get as emotional as it did (for me, that's a good thing). Great stuff, highly recommended. I went to sleep completely drained... O.K., that didn't come out exactly right, but you know what I mean.


Oh I know exactly what you mean but I'm still going to cover my mouth and snicker at all the different dirty innuendo and jokes that flew through my head when I read it. hehe

Glad you enjoyed the series. I'm with you on the ending, I was nowhere near prepared enough for how emotional the ending was going to be. I'm thinking of showing it to my housemate since she needs a new drama to get into.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/18/08 07:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
If it's someone you're dating, you have to be especially careful, because it could be the last time you see each other. lol[/color]


LOL. No worries about that. Turns out we're not going to date anyway so I have more time for anime. wink

But yeah, I also try to find cartoons and other media they enjoy and match an anime up with that.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/18/08 08:48 AM

Another strategy is to find out what your guests' favorite drinks are, and as long as the free alcohol keeps flowing, they'll watch anything the host plays. That seems to work well with the 21+ crowd.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/18/08 09:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Another strategy is to find out what your guests' favorite drinks are, and as long as the free alcohol keeps flowing, they'll watch anything the host plays. That seems to work well with the 21+ crowd.


Doesn't quite work with me.

I'm a teetotaler.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/18/08 10:06 AM

Ah, but I doubt anyone would need to twist your arm to get you to watch anime. wink

I've got two episodes left with Boogiepop Phantom. I've been putting it off, but I'll probably finish it tonight. The music (especially the ending theme), menus, DVD credits (I love the BG music for these, with the light pulses zipping across the screen), and bonus features are all good, but the show itself has been a real chore to get through. BP makes Lain and Texhnolyze seem like action titles by comparison.

I just hope the live-action disc is better than the anime.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/18/08 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
[color:#330099]I've got two episodes left with Boogiepop Phantom. I've been putting it off, but I'll probably finish it tonight.


The last two episodes is going to be the most easiest to watch, especially the last episode and the series will come all together.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/18/08 11:57 AM

I've been trudging my way through Chobits. Its a good series, but it can get tedious at times. I suppose I was somewhat tired last night when I went through disc #5 I caught myself drifting off a bit while I was watching. Like I said before at the start, Hideki's side of the relationship with Chi seems more like a parent and child. On the other hand it seems like Chi's been in love with him from the start. As the series moves on I think he's starting to realize how Chi really feels about it, and now he's starting to wonder himself if he's in love too. Should be interesting to see how this finishes out. I've only got one more volume left (not counting the disc with all the recap episodes).
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/18/08 12:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Ah, but I doubt anyone would need to twist your arm to get you to watch anime. wink


Well I was saying more the encouraging others to watch it.
Posted by: Antics

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/19/08 02:06 AM

I finally finished watching Full Metal Panic! (season one) tonight and I have to say it is one of my favorite's so far! Sousuke, Kanami, Mao, Kurz & the captain all made such great combo of different personalities. Although the storyline about "the whispered" wasn't really explained very well I thought, it did make for a great storyline with Gauron being a such great bad guy. Not the mention the Mecha action scenes were just awesome!! I will definitely be revisiting this series again to sort of make sense of what I thought I might of overlooked in the first watching of the series.
Hmmm, I'm thinking of going onto FMP FUMOFFU next. I've been looking forward to watching this series for a long time so I think that will be my next choice. I don't think I will be dissapointed. FUMOFFU is mentioned on almost every comedy recommendation thread I've read so I'm definately looking forward to getting into it! smile
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/19/08 06:43 AM

Fumoffu is great, just be aware there really isn't any story to it at all, and very little continuity (within the series as a whole and even within Fumoffu itself.) That said, I still laughed constantly while watching it.

As for me, I just watched Karin disc 4 last night. I don't know what it is exactly about this show but I'm really, really enjoying it. The animation/music/dub is good, but never outstanding (certainly I've seen plenty of shows that are far better in all those respects) but I really can't wait to finish off the series and see how things turn out.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/19/08 11:26 AM

Finally finished Chobits last night. I have the volume with all of the recap episodes as well, but I don't think I'll be watching it just yet. It was a decent series overall. Maybe it was just me, but towards the end it seemed like there was some overly lesbian subtext between Chi and her sister Freya. Also since I never read the manga I feel like there was something I missed out on that might not have been covered in the anime itself.

Anyways, on to possibly the last anime I'll watch this year, not counting stuff on TV of course. Tenchi Universe. This is yet another series I have not seen since its last run on Toonami, hopefully this one holds up better over time than Tenchi In Tokyo did.

Well it may not be the last one, the prices on both box sets for Kodocha are VERY tempting, I may end up breaking my "not buying anymore anime 'til after New Year's" promise I made with myself so I could have money to get presents for others.
Posted by: Risami

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/19/08 12:12 PM

currently viewing mai hime, watching it dub lol seen it sub but i want to see it dub for the heck of it XD
i love mai hime then mai otome shocked
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/19/08 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Well it may not be the last one, the prices on both box sets for Kodocha are VERY tempting, I may end up breaking my "not buying anymore anime 'til after New Year's" promise I made with myself so I could have money to get presents for others.


I hear you there, but it also goes against my principal of not purchasing unfinished anime.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/19/08 06:05 PM

Right now I'm watching Brave Story-so far it's not too bad.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/19/08 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel

As for me, I just watched Karin disc 4 last night. I don't know what it is exactly about this show but I'm really, really enjoying it. The animation/music/dub is good, but never outstanding (certainly I've seen plenty of shows that are far better in all those respects) but I really can't wait to finish off the series and see how things turn out.

I agree. It's not an award winning series, but I enjoyed it very much as well. I can't put my finger on it yet as to what appealed to me. Perhaps because it was a light hearted romp that did not take itself too seriously and I was in the mood for that.grin
Posted by: Mirai

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/20/08 01:30 AM

I'm rewatching Gungrave, and it's awesome, just like last time! The first episode also makes a lot more sense, because I know what happens...
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/20/08 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Risami
currently viewing mai hime, watching it dub lol seen it sub but i want to see it dub for the heck of it XD
i love mai hime then mai otome shocked


Cool, I finished My-HiME last week. So addictive I finished it real quick. Like 2 days LOL. laugh
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/21/08 10:56 AM

Finished off Shakugan no Shana on Friday. Liked it. I know there is more to come, but they did a pretty good job of wrapping things up, such that I would have been okay if that was it.

I'm on the last volume of Karin, which I should be watching today, and possibly Claymore volume 2, which I got earlier this past week. After that, I'm not sure what is up next.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/21/08 09:26 PM

Watching D. Grayman rightnow. Can't wait for the dvd releases.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/21/08 10:22 PM

I just finished 'Kiss x Sis' Episode 0... wow. I thought that I was prepared for the level of ecchi comedy I was going to see but wow.

I was entertained though so bonus and its inspired me to read the manga which is certainly rare in itself.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 06:20 AM

Well I did finish off Karin last night and I loved it. I do kind of feel bad for poor Maki though, she couldn't catch a break the entire length of the show.

Claymore disc 2 is up next, and then possibly Lucky Star 3 and 4. After that I'm not sure.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 07:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
lol, but work=money and money=anime smile

Speaking of work, I'm gonna be looking for more work (even tho I'm getting full 2 weeks paid vacation) to make some mula $$$ laugh.


true. but everyone needs a break from work at least a couple times a year to recharge so as to work more and watch more anime, amongst other things smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 07:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I finished Chrono Crusade last night, and I didn't expect it to get as emotional as it did (for me, that's a good thing). Great stuff, highly recommended. I went to sleep completely drained... O.K., that didn't come out exactly right, but you know what I mean.


did you need a cigaratte? wink
i know what you mean though. it gets you going on that emotional roller-coaster and doesn't let go until the very end. well played, i must say. you made sure to watch all the way through to the very very very end, right?
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Ah, but I doubt anyone would need to twist your arm to get you to watch anime. wink

I've got two episodes left with Boogiepop Phantom. I've been putting it off, but I'll probably finish it tonight. The music (especially the ending theme), menus, DVD credits (I love the BG music for these, with the light pulses zipping across the screen), and bonus features are all good, but the show itself has been a real chore to get through. BP makes Lain and Texhnolyze seem like action titles by comparison.

I just hope the live-action disc is better than the anime.


Boogiepop Phantom actually gets better with multiple viewings. i know i was on the fence when i first watched it, but over the years as i grow older and watch it more, i really enjoy it. i also have read the novels they were based off which helps a lot.

the live-action movie is excellent, imnsho smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 08:29 AM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
Watching D. Grayman rightnow. Can't wait for the dvd releases.


word. i'm hoping they will do it in boxset releases ~crosses fingers~
Posted by: ArinaTlover

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 09:54 AM

currently im working on finishing Kannazuki No Miko than im on to Azumanga Daio.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
did you need a cigaratte? wink

No comment.

Originally Posted By: otakuden
you made sure to watch all the way through to the very very very end, right?

Yes indeed. wink

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i know what you mean though. it gets you going on that emotional roller-coaster and doesn't let go until the very end. well played, i must say.

Click to reveal..
I expected something along the lines of what happened, but certainly not to the degree that I felt it. I think what caught me off guard is that Rosette matured so much in response to the events that occurred after Aion appeared. She starts of as a spastic (but likeable) troublemaker, and grows up along the way. The same can be said of Azmaria, and even Satella changed a bit after working with the Magdalene agents. Sister Kate also stopped screaming at Rosette as the plot became more serious and she saw Rosette's potential being realized.

Remington regression/failure was just as interesting, but disappointing. I thought he would be the strong one that Kate turned out to be. Granted, Kate is a "regular" human being, so maybe they each have different standards to live up to, but when the astral energy hits the fan, Remington doesn't seem to know what his role is or what's expected of him. It's difficult to tell whether that's completely his fault, or whether he was placed in a no-win situation.

Lots of good stuff to mull over.

Posted by: Risami

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 01:52 PM

peach girl :> watching it dub atm maybe next negima i don't think i will watch it dub after seeing it on tv
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 07:19 PM

Finished up Rumbling Hearts. Currently working on Kanon 2006 (fansub),also Fantastic Children, and Kurau
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/22/08 07:30 PM

Watching Divergence Eve then Divergence Eve, Misaki Chronicles
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/26/08 01:26 PM

A shot of Misaki now and then don't hurt smile

Watching- Fantastic Children, Kurau, and trying to finish up Mospaeda.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/26/08 08:59 PM

Gonna start watching Peace Maker
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/26/08 09:58 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
A shot of Misaki now and then don't hurt smile

Watching- Fantastic Children, Kurau, and trying to finish up Mospaeda.


What do you think of Kurau? Thats something I really REALLY want.
Posted by: lp_harley

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/26/08 10:50 PM

Just finished eyeshield 21 and just barely made it threw this one. Hiruma was the only character I really liked in the show.

now starting Prince of Tennis like it so far.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/26/08 10:58 PM

Currently working through Emma Season 2 and am finding it vastly more enjoyable than the first season. ^_^
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 12:26 AM

Ef-a tale of melodies-I really enjoyed the 1st season.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Originally Posted By: stargates
A shot of Misaki now and then don't hurt smile

Watching- Fantastic Children, Kurau, and trying to finish up Mospaeda.


What do you think of Kurau? Thats something I really REALLY want.


Right now i'm only on ep 12/13 and it's just been slow build up to the coming storyline. So far not too bad.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 12:13 PM

Watched Sailor Victory, Battle Angel got through Kaleido Star V.1 and up to the Chapter Black Saga on my rewatch of Yu-Yu-Hakusho.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 01:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
Currently working through Emma Season 2 and am finding it vastly more enjoyable than the first season. ^_^

"Vastly"? Wow. I didn't see that much difference.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Originally Posted By: stargates
A shot of Misaki now and then don't hurt smile

Watching- Fantastic Children, Kurau, and trying to finish up Mospaeda.


What do you think of Kurau? Thats something I really REALLY want.


Right now i'm only on ep 12/13 and it's just been slow build up to the coming storyline. So far not too bad.


Well, Monica Rial does the voice for Kurau Amami right? That and its done by BONES and Media Factory is a plus+ for me smile So I'll be looking forward to getting the new box set done by Funimation.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 07:52 PM

Almost done with Peace Maker. I also just finished watching the first disk for Fruits Basket. I have to say I'm really enjoying the Fruits Basket anime so far. It's funny, sad, it makes you smile, I'm really looking forward to starting the 2nd disc.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Well, Monica Rial does the voice for Kurau Amami right? That and its done by BONES and Media Factory is a plus+ for me smile So I'll be looking forward to getting the new box set done by Funimation.


You're right Monica Rial does voice Kurau. I'm waiting on the whole series of Kurau from Rightstuf, I ordered it in seperete volumes including the art box. I got to watch the first episode on a disc I got in a Newtype magazine. It looked interesting and some of my friends say it's good.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 08:00 PM

Finally got around to watching disc 2 of Claymore. I'm really loving the show. Unfortunately they are releasing it rather slowly (or so it feels to me.) I've got a bunch of Lucky Star to watch (volumes 3-5) but I'm not sure if I'll get to them next or not.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 08:04 PM

I only watched the first episode of lucky star. I'm just gonna wait for bandi to release a complete box set on lucky star and then I'll buy it.
Posted by: ArinaTlover

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/27/08 08:26 PM

Its a great series the opening song really can get stuck in your head.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/28/08 02:13 AM

Oh Lucky Star's OP is absolutely brilliant. I totally admit that I immediately made sure that song was on my ipod so that I could listen to it repeatedly (though ironically the full four minute version isn't nearly as much fun to listen to IMO). What I don't admit to is maybe vaguely giving the dance a try. Nopes, don't admit that at all.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/28/08 12:09 PM

Yes, the OP is very catchy, though i haven't heard the full version yet. It's one show where i'll skip back to hear the song again when i watch each ep. As for the dance...I want to see pics of Otaku Review's version laugh
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/28/08 06:26 PM

Rewatching Lost Universe for the 3rd time (yes-I really like it that much).
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/28/08 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
As for the dance...I want to see pics of Otaku Review's version laugh


Thankfully there are none to be had LOL
Posted by: Tweeg

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/28/08 09:01 PM

Just finished watching Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. Amazed at how drastic a change the Gundam universe has taken from a moderate realism to this current trend of troubled teen pilots who exhibit psychological visions of grandeur. Not saying I don't like SEED or 00, but they are quite drastically different from the UC based series.

Now watching Case Closed season 1.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 09:41 AM

i pretty much agree with all your thoughts and musings.
Rosette grows so much because she has to, because she can, and just because if she hadn't the results would have been unthinkable.

Sister Kate will always be the shizniz laugh i also tend to think that she was always extra hard on Rosette because she knew a lot more then she let on, especially regarding who Rosette was/resembeled and what the future/her fate most likely held for her. i think that when Sister Kate made peace with Rosettes fate and saw that Rosette had made peace with it too, that she was able to open up and be the strength that Rosette would need.

i'm trying to not blatantly name spoilers :P

as for Father Remington, i'm actually not too disappointed. he's been around a loooooong time and eternity does hard things to people. humans weren't meant to live forever, otherwise we would. or at least, we'd live a lot longer than we do now. there may come a day where living to 150 may be the norm, and it would seem we are somewhat headed there, but that's looking probably 100s of years in the future. Remington had the guilt of the past burdening the guilt he was compounding in the present, and then carried on into the guilt of the future. you gotta feel for the guy and the suffering he carries.

i really liked the conclusion they gave for Satella's sister, and for the cat-eared girl from Aion's side. very spiff, imo smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 09:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Tweeg
Just finished watching Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. Amazed at how drastic a change the Gundam universe has taken from a moderate realism to this current trend of troubled teen pilots who exhibit psychological visions of grandeur. Not saying I don't like SEED or 00, but they are quite drastically different from the UC based series.

Now watching Case Closed season 1.


word. which is why i will always enjoy the original UC Gundam universe better because it isn't all about the teenage pretty boys feeling all angsty. sure, there may be some drama and angst scattered within, but the overall theme, story, and pervading environment is about the real horrors and trickery and suffering of war on all sides.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 09:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
Oh Lucky Star's OP is absolutely brilliant. I totally admit that I immediately made sure that song was on my ipod so that I could listen to it repeatedly (though ironically the full four minute version isn't nearly as much fun to listen to IMO). What I don't admit to is maybe vaguely giving the dance a try. Nopes, don't admit that at all.


no worries. i have the video footage hidden where no one can find it wink
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 10:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
Currently working through Emma Season 2 and am finding it vastly more enjoyable than the first season. ^_^


both seasons are rich and i loved them, but season 2 was especially enjoyable because of one person:

Dorothea Molders laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 10:04 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
A shot of Misaki now and then don't hurt smile

Watching- Fantastic Children, Kurau, and trying to finish up Mospaeda.


i want to know what you think of Fantastic Children after you finish it.
also, after what you think of it, whether you watched it dubbed or subbed. interestingly enough, quite a few who didn't like it dubbed, loved it subbed.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 11:36 AM

Took me a while to get started, but over the weekend I watched the first two volumes of Tenchi Universe. Definitely much better than Tenchi in Tokyo, though that's not a hard feat to accomplish, honestly. I don't think that its better than the original OAV series, but it is certainly a very close 2nd. I'm watching the dub of course. I've never watched anything Tenchi Muyo related any other way, the casting and voice acting was that good. Looking back its a shame that this series along with the first movie was the last time that the entire original English voice cast was together. Sherry Lynn, while she didn't quit voice acting, stopped playing Kiyone since it was too much of a strain on her voice reportedly. I still have a hard time even with my good ear for English voices believing that she played this part as well as Sasami and Tsunami. Ellen Gerstell gave up voice acting all together. And of course possibly the worst one of all, Petrea Burchard not coming back for OAV3. With all that in mind I suppose this makes me a tad bit sentimental for this one, but praise for this series is deserved, and so far it has yet to disappoint. I also really enjoy that this series retained some of musical scores and cues from the original OAV series rather than going for something completely different like Tokyo did. All in all Tenchi Muyo, be it the original OAVs or Universe and the first movie remain as a top 5 all time favorite.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 11:39 AM

watched Vexille. am rewatching GiTS:SAC and started watching Fate/Stay Night on dvd. seen the fansubs, so now time for dvd goodness. may stick in Come Drink With Me later this afternoon smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 11:46 AM

I read in another thread that you liked Vexille, and a couple of others have recommended it, too. I'm thinking about getting the BD version.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 01:06 PM

Yes, the BD version is absolutely beautiful.

It is a pretty good action flick, but it does fall a little short when it comes time to answer some of the deeper questions it raises, though it wouldn't be easy to address in a single movie.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 07:46 PM

DUDE!!! Otakuden, you're gonna hit 10,000 posts real soon if you keep on posting like that laugh . Hmm...what's a good nickname, the Anime Today Forum Queen? You definitely have a lead over everyone else smile.

Originally Posted By: Tweeg
Just finished watching Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket. Amazed at how drastic a change the Gundam universe has taken from a moderate realism to this current trend of troubled teen pilots who exhibit psychological visions of grandeur. Not saying I don't like SEED or 00, but they are quite drastically different from the UC based series.


I dunno, maybe it is, maybe it isn't, BUT one thing is for sure; and that is, I love Gundam anyway you give it to me smile!!

Oh man, I got in all my Christmas bought anime smile. Gurren Lagann Part 2 LE, Code Geass Part 2 LE, Basilisk, Gundam SEED Destiny Collection 1, and Trinity Blood. Well, I'm trying to rush thru all my food shopping, putting all that new anime in its rightful spot, and all after a 10-hour day doing year end inventory in a dirty *** factory. MAN, I just wanna lay down and watch this anime!! Later ppl.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 08:00 PM

Just got a nice shipment in from Right Stuf today, so I actually have a backlog for once.

Currently, I'm watching Green Green. I know! It's a very fanservicey show, but it's a guilty pleasure of mine. grin

Anyway, Angelic Layer is up next, follow by Fantastic Children and then Gundam Seed Destiny: TV Movie 4. smile

Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Just got a nice shipment in from Right Stuf today, so I actually have a backlog for once.

I've had a backlog for about two years, but that includes live-action films as well as anime.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Just got a nice shipment in from Right Stuf today, so I actually have a backlog for once.

I've had a backlog for about two years, but that includes live-action films as well as anime.


I usually can stay caught up, since I watch the title as soon as I get it. You'll be amaze how much you can complete, if you get a routine/habit going. smile
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 08:24 PM

Only way I'd have a backlog of unwatched DVDs is if I bought about $1,000 worth of stuff at once. Though I do have a couple of DVDs that I've had since I first got a DVD player that I've yet to watch as well. grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/29/08 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
i want to know what you think of Fantastic Children after you finish it.
also, after what you think of it, whether you watched it dubbed or subbed. interestingly enough, quite a few who didn't like it dubbed, loved it subbed.


I was suprised at this title. For me it was a no name title that turned out to be pretty good, especially the later eps as the storyline unfolded even more. Definately worth checking out if one hasn't yet. As for me i watched it subbed and enjoyed every minute of it.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/30/08 07:09 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I usually can stay caught up, since I watch the title as soon as I get it. You'll be amaze how much you can complete, if you get a routine/habit going. smile

I do. I just need to stop buying videos for about two months.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/30/08 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
DUDE!!! Otakuden, you're gonna hit 10,000 posts real soon if you keep on posting like that laugh . Hmm...what's a good nickname, the Anime Today Forum Queen? You definitely have a lead over everyone else smile.


Well, I dunno how its rated, but if you were doing things like in Bleach with the Gotei 13 then its either Captain or Head Captain (Captain Yamamoto from Squad 1 being the head of them all.) Also dunno if it's ok to quote myself LOL laugh.
Posted by: Shinji

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 12/31/08 06:39 PM

Ah My Goddess Season 2
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/01/09 01:07 PM

Had some free time yesterday. Ahhh.
Agent Aika Ep. 1-7
Dagger of Kamui
Legend of Lemnear
Blade of the Phantom Master
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/02/09 10:19 PM

I had to split up the last two volumes between work today, but I finally finished Tenchi Universe. Even after all these years its still a great series. While the final episode is pretty much an epilogue it still left me very satisfied since gave me a true feeling of closure to an excellent series. And it fit in so well with how the first episode began. A true feeling of coming full circle. While I still think the original OAVs is the best Tenchi Muyo related series overall, this one certainly has the best ending. If you haven't seen it, you should.
Posted by: gurugt705

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/02/09 10:52 PM

As far as DVDs go I'm watching Air Gear and Le Chevalie D' Eon.

I also just got in Kurau: Phantom Memoryand Texhnolyze form TRSI. Those are going to the top of my backlog, to be watched in the coming weeks.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/03/09 12:40 PM

Let's see... I just finished Akane-iro ni Somaru Saku (really enjoyed it till I got to the end).

Last night I started One Outs and Kodomo no Jikan

As for DVDs, I have a couple of new shipments waiting to arriving including one from Funimation that is waiting for me to go pick it up. No idea which one it is though, hopefully it's When They Cry Vol. 6
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/03/09 06:01 PM

Right now it's Ef-a tale of memories and I just finished Rosario + Vampire Capu 2.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/04/09 10:54 AM

Ok, picked up the DVDs that were waiting for me so the next couple of days for me are going to be filled with Aquarion Season 1, Part 2, Witchblade Vols 2 & 3 and When They Cry Vol. 6

Squee.
Posted by: BobD

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/04/09 02:12 PM

Currently watching Gurren Lagann Part 2 (volumes 3 and 4).
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/05/09 09:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I read in another thread that you liked Vexille, and a couple of others have recommended it, too. I'm thinking about getting the BD version.


i was holding off on buying it because i was going to get a blu-ray player, but that is on hold for a while. i did go ahead and get the special edition though. same prices as the standard with tons of extra goodies.

and yes, the movie is excellent. definitely a thinking movie smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/05/09 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
DUDE!!! Otakuden, you're gonna hit 10,000 posts real soon if you keep on posting like that laugh . Hmm...what's a good nickname, the Anime Today Forum Queen? You definitely have a lead over everyone else smile.


lol!!!! i know i pop off a lot on Monday's because that's my internet catch-up day. but yeah, i have a lot to say. or, as my mom would put it, i have a big mouth :P
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/05/09 09:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Just got a nice shipment in from Right Stuf today, so I actually have a backlog for once.

I've had a backlog for about two years, but that includes live-action films as well as anime.


lol!!! i feel your pain :P
and that's not counting the fact that i rewatch my anime. a lot. a lot lot.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/05/09 10:59 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I read in another thread that you liked Vexille, and a couple of others have recommended it, too. I'm thinking about getting the BD version.


i was holding off on buying it because i was going to get a blu-ray player, but that is on hold for a while. i did go ahead and get the special edition though. same prices as the standard with tons of extra goodies.

and yes, the movie is excellent. definitely a thinking movie smile


I was suprised how good Vexille was. This is one purchase that i didn't regret and enjoy it each time i watch it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/05/09 11:02 AM

Finally finished downloading Real Drive and going to start RomeoxJuliet.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/05/09 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I read in another thread that you liked Vexille, and a couple of others have recommended it, too. I'm thinking about getting the BD version.

Originally Posted By: otakuden
yes, the movie is excellent. definitely a thinking movie smile

Originally Posted By: stargates
I was suprised how good Vexille was.

That's good news. Initially, I was afraid that it would just be all action, with a bunch of silly mechas flying around.

*prepares to dodge tomatoes from the mecha fans*
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/06/09 11:04 AM

3X3 Eyes Ep. 1-7
Metal Skin Panic: Madox 01
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/06/09 11:35 AM

Well, after finishing Tenchi Universe and since I'm still trying to save up some money, and I have effectively blown through everything anime related that I own. I've been watching Ouran High School Host Club through Funimation's new video site. Not a bad series and truly intend to buy it eventually. But seeing that all the episodes of it are not online yet, I suppose I'll have to dig through my DVDs and VHS tapes and pick something to to watch that I haven't in a really long while. The mention of both of the Please! series in another thread had me thinking maybe I'll watch those again. Though after my emotions getting better of me from Outlaw Star the way it did with Melfina's song near the end of the series, maybe not. Really emotional stuff has been getting to me lately, even if its something I've seen before. I thought about dusting off the Devil Hunter Yohko tapes, but I saw the collection with all of it for only $14.99 at Best Buy, so I may hold off on that, and of course I still haven't totally made up my mind about Kashimashi either. Plus there was something else at Best Buy that I saw for only $14.99 that might have interested me, but right now I can't even remember the name of it. Bleh, I hate it when I'm indecisive like this. I guess I'll have to get back to y'all on what I'm watching later. grin
Posted by: Risami

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/06/09 03:20 PM

viewing to heart smile woo just got it in the mail today i'm trying to decide it i want to view negima s2 or wait til the 2nd part comes so i can watch it in one go smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/06/09 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie

*prepares to dodge tomatoes from the mecha fans*[/color]


*whiff*
!splat!

ah, i feel much better now. thanx laugh
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/07/09 01:40 AM

currently watching Mouse.not bad.not for kids.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/07/09 03:36 AM

xxxHolic vol 5
Working that back log of mine, at the same time of working the audio system to see what does and doesn't freak it out.

I love this one for all the same reasons that I have loved it for from the very beginning. The story is great, the animation is quirky but excellent, and the over all execution really sucks me in every episode. I don't find myself bored with it.

I despise this one for all the same reasons that I have despised it from the very beginning. Is it bad to hope that the main guy some how gets sucked into a dimensional rip in time and is obliterated?
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/07/09 01:12 PM

Just watched the latest episode of Bleach (subtitled). It was so sweet. Kenpachi totally kicked some butt.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/07/09 10:49 PM

Currently on the last disc of Ah My Goddess Flights of Fancy, which is taking longer than it would otherwise since my girlfriend is sick frown

Next up will either be Gilgamesh, Haibane Renmei, Paranoia Agent, Utawarerumono, or X, but it's still up in the air if anyone has any suggestions (either between those or something else).
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 06:29 AM

I'd go for Paranoia Agent, mostly because it is a short series, but a lot of fun to watch. I haven't seen any of the others yet (though I do own X, which I have to get to eventually.)
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 09:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
*prepares to dodge tomatoes from the mecha fans*

Originally Posted By: otakuden
*whiff*
!splat!

ah, i feel much better now. thanx laugh

I knew I shouldn't have worn a white skirt. Nice aim, sister.

Anyway, I'm going to order Vexille with my next batch.
grin
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I'd go for Paranoia Agent, mostly because it is a short series, but a lot of fun to watch. I haven't seen any of the others yet (though I do own X, which I have to get to eventually.)

I was extremely disappointed with Paranoia Agent. I really like that kind of show, be it anime, TV, movie or what have you. But by the end of it I found it to be more of a chore to watch it then anything else. That’s not to say it isn't a good show. Because many people like it quiet a bit. It just wasn't for me.

Truth be told, I was all but ready to completely write off Satoshi Kon after watching PA. I didn't like PA, I didn't like Perfect Blue, and I actually took a hour break in the middle of Tokyo Godfathers. But I gave him one more shot with Millennium Actress, and I am glad that I was finally able to find something of his that I liked. And I enjoyed that one quiet a bit.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 02:25 PM

I'm with you on Paranoia Agent and Tokyo Godfathers being a bit disappointing (though not horrible), and I also agree with the positive comments about Millennium Actress. The only one we disagree on is Perfect Blue, which I like.

Sometimes, things that appear to be your cup of tea aren't, and vice-versa. As the sports commentators are fond of saying, "That's why they play the games." Sometimes, you have to watch at least part of a show to find out whether it's for you.
Posted by: Animay

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 03:04 PM

I'm on xxxHolic and Darker Than Black
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 04:47 PM

About to watch the newest episode of Naruto Shippuden.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 06:14 PM

I think I'm going to play it safe and ease my way into my first ever subtitled only anime Kashimashi. By that I mean I'll watch Blood: The Last Vampire first, since it is a truly bilingual anime. Its quite good as well, more anime should be made like that. Though I may further buffer myself into that subtitled one by also watching my Dirty Pair OVA Collection ahead of it as well. I know, I'm still being wishy-washy about watching my first sub only set, but honestly I need to get back into practice watching subtitles period, I think Amelie or something else with that lovely Audrey Tautou in it was the last time I watch something subbed. Heck, if it wasn't for IFC I probably wouldn't see much of anything subtitled at all. wink
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/08/09 08:02 PM

Just finished my re-watch of Boogiepop Phantom. I understood it better this time. I then knocked out the live-action movie and the behind the scenes bonus stuff. I'm Boogied out now.smile
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/09/09 06:51 AM

Just finished off disc 3 off Ouran High School Host Club. It is disturbing how much I absolutely adore this show. There are very few shows I've seen that have made me laugh this hard this consistently.

Also, while the entire male cast is brilliantly played in the dub, I have to say that Kyoya is nailed in every scene and has become my favorite character because of that.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/09/09 11:21 AM

I've enjoyed the few epsidoes of Ouran High School Host Club that I've watched on Funimation's website. I might have to buy this one.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/09/09 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I've enjoyed the few epsidoes of Ouran High School Host Club that I've watched on Funimation's website. I might have to buy this one.

Yeah, I've watched the episodes of Ouran there as well, I really should pick it up one of these days. I would hope that they take the time to upload some episodes from more of their Geneon rescues. I'm still on the fence about shows like Karin and Familiar of Zero, seeing an episode or two might help me jump off that fence.

Back on subject, after catching yet another good sale on used anime DVDs at MovieStop, I ended up with Blood: The Last Vampire, Dirty Pair OVA Collection, and Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl. I only went there for Kashimashi, but seeing that I've NEVER owned any subtitled only anime, I wasn't fully comfortable buying just it alone. My plan was to ease into it by watching the other two first. But, I decided to quit being so wishy-washy about things and I dove right into the first disc of Kashimashi. Fairly interesting so far, though I find it strange that Hazumu seems to be completely unaffected by the fact that he/she was turned into a female and it being irreversible. Taking it in complete stride like it wasn't the major thing that it is. Also, I am interested by how Yasuna feels complete guilt over Hazumu's current gender issue. Very good so far, I'm glad I went ahead and got over my issues and bought it. Still, even though I'm not as irked by it being subtitled only as I thought I would. I don't see myself ever becoming full time sub-only anime viewer either. To be completely truthful, if they officially announced a re-release of this that included a dub, I'd chuck my current copy in the garbage without a second thought and go pick up the version with the English dub.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/09/09 03:00 PM

In relation to Karin and Familiar of Zero, I recommend both. I had Familiar of Zero pre-ordered and when it came in I watched it all in one night (or maybe two, and stayed up far too late doing so.) As for Karin I would say that this was the series I most expected to be nothing but average (not necessarily a bad thing) but it came out and shocked me by being something I ended up really enjoying.

If you have seen and liked something like Shakugan no Shana then I would say Familiar of Zero is perfect. With the possible exception that Louise is a lot harsher than Shana is in the show.

And Karin, I would say if you like Please Teacher/Twins then you might enjoy Karin also. (I don't feel that Karin is necessarily as good as either of those series, and is certainly not as good of a dub, but it has a charm of its own.)
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/09/09 03:25 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
And Karin, I would say if you like Please Teacher/Twins then you might enjoy Karin also.


Or Moon Phase! wink
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/09/09 03:59 PM

Moon Phase is an entirely different animal. Karin would be the result of Moon Phase and School Rumble getting together and having a child.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/09/09 04:17 PM

I know there's another thread for this, but... I'd like to see another season of Moon Phase that takes place after Luna becomes an adult. The vampires and the human spell casters made a good team before, and I'm sure there will some evil that needs to be put down by the time Luna grows up. Besides, we need to see more of Elfriede, Seiji, and Hiromi.

Oh, and a new intro would be nice.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
But, I decided to quit being so wishy-washy about things and I dove right into the first disc of Kashimashi. Fairly interesting so far, though I find it strange that Hazumu seems to be completely unaffected by the fact that he/she was turned into a female and it being irreversible. Taking it in complete stride like it wasn't the major thing that it is.

There may have been a reason to quickly get him/her to act as female as soon as possible for the story's sake, but that is conjecture from me. Still it is strange unless you take into account the establishment of the character as being pretty sexless to begin with.
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
I don't see myself ever becoming full time sub-only anime viewer either. To be completely truthful, if they officially announced a re-release of this that included a dub, I'd chuck my current copy in the garbage without a second thought and go pick up the version with the English dub.

NOOOO! You don't throw away anime. Even if it's subbed.cry
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
NOOOO! You don't throw away anime. Even if it's subbed.cry

I didn't mean that I would literally throw it in the trash. Even though I have DVD copies of them now, I still have my old VHS versions of some of my anime. But, like I said, in the highly unlikely case that Kashimashi got re-released with a dub, I would most certainly get the one that included a dub and get rid of the sub only copy. I'd probably donate it to a library, trade it back in at MovieStop, or get an eBay account and sell it there. Having VHS and DVD versions of the same anime is one thing, having a sub only and a biligual version of the same anime is another. That's all I meant.
Posted by: Wolf8891

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 12:08 PM

I'm watching Code Geass, Bleach, Trinity Blood, Kanokon, Death Note(again), and others smile

Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 12:42 PM

hehe around here 'others' carries certain connotations, I'm just sayin... ^_^

As for me, I got through Lucky Star Vols 4 & 5 yesterday, that was quite fun. I can't understand how I"m not sick of that opening theme/animation yet. Digging back into Aquarion Season 1, Part 2.

Though I also have Kodomo no Jikan and Hyakko as 'break time' anime and I'll be checking out Asu no Yoichi today.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 01:58 PM

So far, I've seen Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence three different times. It is about time for lunch and a change of pace. Perhaps I'll dig into Angelic Layer.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 03:16 PM

Rewathcing Air since i haven't seen this in a while.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
I don't see myself ever becoming full time sub-only anime viewer either. To be completely truthful, if they officially announced a re-release of this that included a dub, I'd chuck my current copy in the garbage without a second thought and go pick up the version with the English dub.


You don't have to be a full time sub-only anime viewer to enjoy your anime (after all not all anime is sub-only). But i don't see how one title here and there will hurt. Then again that's just me smile
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 05:38 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
You don't have to be a full time sub-only anime viewer to enjoy your anime (after all not all anime is sub-only). But i don't see how one title here and there will hurt. Then again that's just me smile

I'm not ruling out more sub-only anime, but like with Kashimashi, it has to be something that was too intriguing to for me to pass up. Speaking of Kashimashi, I just finished the second disc. The very aptly titled "Triangles Hurt". Things are getting more interesting, but I must say this is in some way starting to feel like a harem show. I don't mean that in the bad overloaded with fan-service sort of way.
Click to reveal..
Its just now it seems like everyone in Hazumu's circle of friends is in some way revealing that they're in love with him/her too.
Overall I'm still enjoying this series, but I think I'm trying too hard with the subs. Just like when I finished the first disc, my eyes feel very dried out and sorta tired. Still, I'm also surprised that I didn't feel the need to hit the rewind button on my remote either. I really don't know how some of you can do this with all your anime, but y'all have my respect, at least on that matter.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 08:07 PM

I finished off the last disc of Ouran today. I've already praised the show enough in all the other discs, but certainly the finale was well done.
Posted by: Wolf8891

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/10/09 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
hehe around here 'others' carries certain connotations, I'm just sayin... ^_^


Yah I got it lol. But for me the others stood for: FLCL, Girls Bravo, Witchblade, Cowboy Bepbop, Trigun, Gunslinger Girl, adn i think thats it lol.
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/11/09 02:40 AM

currently watchn Magikano.It's hilarius ^^.I luaghed so much/loud that I woke up my neighbor ^^'.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/11/09 10:45 AM

Just Finished Speed Grapher last night. I knocked it out in a couple of days while not watching anything else. That means I got really into it. It is a good edge of your seat anime. Lots of adult situations,icky characters, blood, morphing into monsters, destruction, disturbing imagery and the extremes of human debauchery. It's also about strong character, fighting the good fight againist impossible odds, standing up to corruption and caring about others and things bigger than yourself. As in most Japanese stories, even the villians characters are swathed in pathos.
For a TV anime, this one reached levels of adultness that is rarely seen. The dub by Funimation added alot of expletives that were not present in the subtitles. The scene with Ginza and the psycho with the chainsaw was some of the most tense moments of my life.laugh
A very overall impactful anime that I would recommend to anyone that doesn't mind R anime.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/11/09 09:01 PM

Finally finished the last disc of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl. Overall a good little series. The ending felt kind of rushed, but hey, it was only a 12 episode series with an extra OVA episode.
Click to reveal..
I can't say that how ends with Hazumu finally choosing to be with Yasuna only to have her choosing to be alone again irked me a bit. But I guess that's why the OVA episode was made just so Hazumu would not end up all alone. Finally getting together with Tomari who he/she should have picked in the first place.
Good series but I couldn't recommend it to any of my casual anime viewing friends since its subbed only. But that would be the only reason why I wouldn't recommend it.

Anyways, with that finished, I decided to go for something truly old school, plus it was the free in my buy 2 get 1 free purchase from MovieStop. So I went with the first disc from the Dirty Pair OVA Collection. Not bad so far, but I only watched the first two episodes out of the five on it. Perhaps I'll watch the other three later on tonight. Feels a little strange to have a fairly new dub for something as old as this. But nothing that would make it unwatchable. I may look for the rest of the Original Dirty Pair stuff one day when I have the money and the will to look for it.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/12/09 12:39 AM

O_O Today was kind of a long day for me having to view, review and publish reviews on Chrome Shelled Regios Ep 1, Kurokami Ep 1 and Sora Kake Girl Ep 1. Two reviews got posted, the other will wait until tomorrow when I also have to view/review Akikan Ep 2... and I still haven't made it back to my DVDs.

Such is life.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/12/09 08:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: Stefanie
*prepares to dodge tomatoes from the mecha fans*

Originally Posted By: otakuden
*whiff*
!splat!

ah, i feel much better now. thanx laugh

I knew I shouldn't have worn a white skirt. Nice aim, sister.

Anyway, I'm going to order Vexille with my next batch.
grin


mwahahaha!! shweet laugh
those couple years of soft-ball in high-school paid off wink
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/12/09 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I finished off the last disc of Ouran today. I've already praised the show enough in all the other discs, but certainly the finale was well done.


word. very well done. i don't know if it matches the ending for the manga, but i feel they handled the anime perfectly from episode 1 to the last episode. not to mention each episode had me rotflmao more than once smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/12/09 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I know there's another thread for this, but... I'd like to see another season of Moon Phase that takes place after Luna becomes an adult. The vampires and the human spell casters made a good team before, and I'm sure there will some evil that needs to be put down by the time Luna grows up. Besides, we need to see more of Elfriede, Seiji, and Hiromi.

Oh, and a new intro would be nice.


hm... i just couldn't get into Moon Phase, and i gave it 5 episodes.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/12/09 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
So I went with the first disc from the Dirty Pair OVA Collection. Not bad so far, but I only watched the first two episodes out of the five on it. Perhaps I'll watch the other three later on tonight. Feels a little strange to have a fairly new dub for something as old as this. But nothing that would make it unwatchable. I may look for the rest of the Original Dirty Pair stuff one day when I have the money and the will to look for it.


while the Dirty Pair OVAs and movies are alright, the best Dirty Pair still is, imnsho, the tv series. not to mention the original OP, Russian Roulette, is addictive.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/12/09 10:06 AM

Well The Original Dirty Pair OVAs were a random choice when I was told at the checkout counter that they were having a buy 2 get 1 free sale. Well not totally random, I still have the old Streamline Pictures VHS release of Affair on Nolandia, so I guess that helped it catch my attention. I only had so much money on me, and like I said before in a previous post, I had only gone into MovieStop to finally buy Kashimashi which I had seen there before twice and passed up both times despite the cheap price. But back to Dirty Pair, its enjoyable, but each episode seems self contained. Not a complaint by any means, but I guess I'm so used to watching series with arching story lines that I was thrown off a bit. But in the end I guess that makes easier to watch since I can just watch whatever episode and not worry about missing something from one I might have missed. With that in mind I may watch Blood: The Last Vampire sometime before I finish the OVA collection.

But about the TV series, did it actually get dubbed and released in the US?
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/12/09 03:47 PM

Going to give Video Girl Ai a try (fansub tho it's actually dub only). Also watching Sisters of Wellber, Miami-ke's third season.

Re-watching Iria-Zeiram the animation.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/13/09 07:15 AM

Watched 3 episodes of disc 2 of Darker than Black. Going to finish off the last two episodes on the disc tonight. Then I may move over to Ninja Nonsense. I have two discs left to finish that series off so I should get it done.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/15/09 04:59 PM

Just knocked out
Weathering Continent
An interesting OVA with good animation and story. Wish they could have made more.
Cleopatra D.C.
This was a rewatch of a fun and light OVA series.
Samurai Gun
Where's the rest of it? What's supposed to happen next? This series was just interesting enough to make me want to know. The english dub by ADV had too many extra expletives, but the ad-lib outtakes were hilarious.
The Third:Girl with the Blue Eye
Just started this series. Up to disc two.
Ramen Fighter Miki
The first episode is so funny. The second one, not so much. Got tired of reading sub-titles so I got only half way through the first disc in my first sitting. One of the strangest extras I've seen, but then again I didn't think watching two Japanese voice actresses playing Jenga would be so entertaining.laugh
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/15/09 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Well The Original Dirty Pair OVAs were a random choice when I was told at the checkout counter that they were having a buy 2 get 1 free sale. Well not totally random, I still have the old Streamline Pictures VHS release of Affair on Nolandia, so I guess that helped it catch my attention. I only had so much money on me, and like I said before in a previous post, I had only gone into MovieStop to finally buy Kashimashi which I had seen there before twice and passed up both times despite the cheap price. But back to Dirty Pair, its enjoyable, but each episode seems self contained. Not a complaint by any means, but I guess I'm so used to watching series with arching story lines that I was thrown off a bit. But in the end I guess that makes easier to watch since I can just watch whatever episode and not worry about missing something from one I might have missed. With that in mind I may watch Blood: The Last Vampire sometime before I finish the OVA collection.
Good god-and I thought I was the only one who had the Streamline tape of Affair on Norlandia-actually I have all 3 of the Streamline tapes-and no the originial Dirty Pair tv series was never released in the usa.

But about the TV series, did it actually get dubbed and released in the US?
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/15/09 08:10 PM

Um... ZRDB, I think you forgot something in your post. Unless you were just quoting my whole post w/o any actual reply for a reason?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/15/09 08:38 PM

Finished watching Shingu (very recommended) and I'll be either watching Gundam Seed Destiny movie 4 or start watching Fantastic Children next.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/15/09 11:11 PM

Next up in my pile are three volumes of Witchblade and 5cm Per Second though that's a title that I get to watch and not have to review (LOVE when that happens)
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/16/09 09:49 AM

I started watching Early Reins last night.

I watched Volume 2 of Darker Than Black earlier this week. I had mixed thoughts after Volume 1, but this show is getting better as it goes.

Gai and Kiko are very entertaining, and I wish they'd show up again, but sadly, I don't see any additional references to them in the episode list at Wikipedia. According to ANN, Brandon Potter does Gai's voice on the English dub, but he sounds a lot like Steven Blum to me. I know Blum uses several aliases, but Potter doesn't appear to be one of them. Anyway, I love Gai's Sam Spade/Philip Marlowe routine!

Misaki finally comes to life in episodes 9 and 10, and throughout Volume 2 we find out more about Hei's team, mainly Mao. Assuming Gai and Kiko don't return, Misaki is becoming my favorite character. Style-wise, she reminds me of Robin in Witch Hunter Robin, but Misaki has a much stronger personality.

I'm looking forward to Volume 3.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/16/09 10:31 AM

Brandon Potter as Gai was absolutely awesome. I guess I haven't watched enough stuff with Steven Blum in it recently, because I don't notice the similar sound.

Brandon Potter has also been in School Rumble though (as Harima) and in Black Cat (as Sven.) He is my sister's favorite VA at the moment. He just has a really cool voice.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/16/09 12:05 PM

I haven't gone back to my Dirty Pair OVAs yet. But that's only because Funimation uploaded more episodes of Ouran High School Host Club on their video portal. Up to episode 13, which I believe would be everything on the first half season box set. This show is much more entertaining than I ever thought it would be, I'm definitely putting this on my "to buy" list. Which is pretty crowded already. I just wish I had more extra money to get stuff with. I think I've been taking my time with my last set of purchases simply because I hate it when I get to the end of my anime. What I mean by that is, even though I'm truly enjoying the anime I'm watching at the time, I always feel a little down if I'm close to running out of stuff that I haven't watched already in my collection.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/16/09 01:05 PM

I second your comments about Ouran High School Host Club. It's another show I didn't expect to like, but did.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/16/09 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I started watching Early Reins last night.


Ah, yes gurls with guns and miniskirts in the ol' west! laugh
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/17/09 12:47 PM

Pumpkin Scissors.Not a bad series.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/17/09 07:31 PM

I just watched the first disc of Boogiepop Phantom, which I've had in from Netflix for a couple of weeks.

This show just moved way, way up my "to buy" list. I hope it keeps going at this level throughout the rest of the series, because the first 3 episodes I loved.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/17/09 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I just watched the first disc of Boogiepop Phantom, which I've had in from Netflix for a couple of weeks.

This show just moved way, way up my "to buy" list. I hope it keeps going at this level throughout the rest of the series, because the first 3 episodes I loved.


It does and you'll like the ending as well.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/17/09 10:18 PM

Good to hear. Watching it at night, with all the lights out, is how I think it needs to be watched. The whole thing was very creepy.

Also just watched the first disc of Fate/Stay Night. I'm definitely intrigued, and looking forward to seeing it progress.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/18/09 10:42 AM

I just got through with a re-watch of Boogiepop Phantom. You'll definitely get more out of it whenever you watch it again. It is one of those series that makes you think.
I enjoyed Fate/Stay Night although I felt it was missing a little something. It's still a good series.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/18/09 06:46 PM

Damn, guess I'll never get the pleasure of watching Saikano cry. I just noticed it was "Cancelled by manufacturer or per your request" and is "No Longer Available For Purchase". Well I ordered it October 20, 2008 so I've been waiting a long time. So sad frown.
Posted by: DiRF

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/18/09 07:15 PM

Planetes... I was warned of the diaper-scene, but that's only the first 5 minutes... aside from that, the series really is quite fun to watch. I appreciate the attempt at making a space-series realistic with its physics and whatnot.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/18/09 08:22 PM

Still haven't gone back to the rest of my Dirty Pair OVA Collection yet. Instead I watched the first two episodes of School Rumble and the first episode of Welcome To The NHK through Funimation's video portal. School Rumble was pretty funny, so that may be on my "to buy" list one day. Welcome To The NHK on the other hand was pretty f***ing weird. Now I like weird sometimes, but I don't know if its the kind of weird that warrants me making a purchase.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/20/09 01:14 AM

Just finished up RomeoxJuliet. WOW! I can't believe how well done this show was. This is one show that is now on my to buy list.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/20/09 03:03 PM

Watched Blood: The Last Vampire yesterday. A very good albeit short film. After seeing this, I can see why some people viewed Blood+ as a disappointment. Speaking of which, I'd love to buy that series too, but I hear that even now the rest of it has yet to be released?

Anyways, now all I have left is those Dirty Pair OVAs, I guess I'll finally get around to finishing it now. But then what? I'm out of unwatched anime DVDs in my collection and I'm trying my best not to spoil myself of anime of Funimation's series that I might want to get from watching them on their official video portal.

Though that begs a random question, with whatever deals Funi has worked out with RightStuf, I wonder if there would ever be a chance that some of their series could get added to the video portal? Getting to see at least a first episode or two might sway more people to buy their stuff.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/20/09 05:23 PM

Yeah for Blood+, I got Part one which contains the first 25 episodes. The 2nd part hasn't been given a release date yet. That is I hope they release the second part. Not really into Blood+, I just want to finish it off.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/20/09 07:26 PM

Yeah, can't say I followed it all that well when it was first running on Adult Swim, but I got a lot better understanding of what was going on when they put it on the weekday rotation for a while even if it was only a little barely past the first half of the series. That alone was enough to get me back interested and I finished watching the rest of it in its Saturday night time slot. As long ago as that was I find it strange that all of it isn't out yet.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/20/09 08:53 PM

Just started re-watching Emma (both seasons).

Also working on Clannad After Story, and Sisters of Wellber seas 2
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/21/09 05:46 PM

I just got the Witch Hunter Robin collection and its the next anime i intend to start on today actually.
I have seen a few episodes on tv but never could catch the entire show so i purchased it.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/22/09 01:00 AM

I tried so hard to get into WHR, I really really did. I stayed up every week to catch the new episode on Adult Swim. All the way through though I was constantly complaining to my friends about how much it was bothering me with its slow pacing, completely flat characters and the vaguest semblance of a plot. Then it got to the ending and I was even more annoyed at the time I spent with the series. I think that's just me though since it's a series that has a very dedicated following.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/22/09 09:39 AM

Quote:
guess I'll never get the pleasure of watching Saikano . I just noticed it was "Cancelled by manufacturer or per your request" and is "No Longer Available For Purchase".


The distributor that was stocking it liquidated it waaaaaay below cost a couple of months ago and it turned up locally at a few bookstores that buy surplus movies/books brand new way cheap.

Quote:
After seeing this, I can see why some people viewed Blood+ as a disappointment. Speaking of which, I'd love to buy that series too, but I hear that even now the rest of it has yet to be released?


Hehe, on this one they pulled the reverse of most series. Launch a $100 complete season box set and then trickle out the individual discs. Only volumes 1-3 are out now. 4 will be out later this month.

As for Witch Hunter Robin... I thought it was a decent/solid watch. I enjoyed it. It does move rather slow... and I wouldn't recommend expecting anything epic unless you want to be disappointed at the end.

I made the mistake of expecting an epic and/or deep dark secret while watching Haibane Renmei last week and was left with a bad case of "expicatory failure."
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/22/09 08:49 PM

I stopped a fourth of the way of Suzuka about a month ago. So I decided to watch it from the start today.
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/22/09 10:41 PM

I think Suzuka is a pretty good series.I liked it enough to by it^^.
watching Gundam 0083.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 02:16 AM

Finished up Emma, need more shows like that.

Starting Aria The Natural pt 1
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 02:08 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Just finished off disc 3 off Ouran High School Host Club. It is disturbing how much I absolutely adore this show. There are very few shows I've seen that have made me laugh this hard this consistently.


word! OuraHost is 110% ROTFLMAO!!! anime crack. many times i had tears in my eyes i was laughing so hard. excellent mix of modern drama, humor, and dry wit.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I finished off the last disc of Ouran today. I've already praised the show enough in all the other discs, but certainly the finale was well done.


for whatever reason, OuraHost always makes me crave sashimi of the fatty tuna variety wink laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Just Finished Speed Grapher last night. I knocked it out in a couple of days while not watching anything else. That means I got really into it.


i still have to get one of my dvds replaced. time to haggel with the Funi customer service -.-

Speed Grapher was graphic, but not more than what it should have been considering the overall mood, theme, and pathos pervading the whole series. it was about not losing one's humanity within a cesspool of corruption and perversion, especially where the latter is the accepted norm. great anime, and rather underappreciated imo.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
But about the TV series, did it actually get dubbed and released in the US?


nope. it's in license limbo. supposedly ADV had it/was picking it up, but any attempts as to inquire as to the status gets a whole lot of ??? in the response.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja

Ramen Fighter Miki
The first episode is so funny. The second one, not so much. Got tired of reading sub-titles so I got only half way through the first disc in my first sitting. One of the strangest extras I've seen, but then again I didn't think watching two Japanese voice actresses playing Jenga would be so entertaining.laugh


ooh. i had forgotten this was picked up and released in a boxset already. must get laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 03:14 PM

Originally Posted By: samuraisgt
Pumpkin Scissors.Not a bad series.


i really enjoyed PS. it covered an area in anime i haven't seen yet, and i would figured Gundam to at least cover it at some point.

what happens when all the fighting and all the wars are over. how do countries recover. how do the people recover. how does anyone cope. what about those who profited from the war and now face financial downfall. what about the corruption.

the major rocks and is hawt. i love how her character struggles each day to balance her aristocratic roots and heritage with her otherwise very down-to-earth honorable nature.

good series smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 03:17 PM

Originally Posted By: DiRF
Planetes... I was warned of the diaper-scene, but that's only the first 5 minutes... aside from that, the series really is quite fun to watch. I appreciate the attempt at making a space-series realistic with its physics and whatnot.


Planetes is very under-rated and under-appreciated. an excellent realistic nitty-gritty blue-collar space sci-fi. i would actually put it up there with the Sekai universe, that's how good it is.

the manga rocks, also, btw smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By: manga4micah
I just got the Witch Hunter Robin collection and its the next anime i intend to start on today actually.
I have seen a few episodes on tv but never could catch the entire show so i purchased it.


excellent series. ignore Otaku Reviews ramblings about it cause they're all wrong. i'm right. always. remember that wink
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/23/09 08:28 PM

Witch Hunter Robin is dark themed, action packed, and suspenseful awesomeness. If you like Ergo Proxy then this will also peak your interest, or, if you like this, check out Ergo Proxy smile.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/24/09 10:27 AM

Finished up this week
Ramen Fighter Miki: This was basicly one long running gag, still was very funny at times. It comes sub only. Recommend.
Appleseed: Ex Machina: One of the most awesome CGI films you'll ever see. Beautiful. Lots of John Woo action goodness.
Ghost Talker's Daydream: Adult and interesting. A pretty good OVA series. First segment follows the manga fairly close, then it begins to deviate from there on.
My Dear Marie: A three part OVA series that surprised me. In fact I was getting into it so much, I wish they had made more because the story arc didn't finish. Character design looked like 'Case Closed'. Especially the ears. Humongous.laugh
Posted by: Shinji

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/24/09 12:27 PM

Watching Get Backers.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/25/09 12:23 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden


excellent series. ignore Otaku Reviews ramblings about it cause they're all wrong. i'm right. always. remember that wink


hehe that's very true except for all those times when you are completely and irrevocably wrong. But other than that, you're spot on! ^_^

As for me, got through some more of Code Geass (loving it), tried to start HunterxHunter (was getting bored after two episodes) and then started in on Tsubasa.
Posted by: Hikari

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/25/09 01:02 PM

Finally got the last disc of Kanon from Netflix. The anime otherwise known as "sad girls cry in the snow". And yet, I just love it. laugh
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/25/09 08:48 PM

Finally got the courage to start up One Piece.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finished up this week

Appleseed: Ex Machina: One of the most awesome CGI films you'll ever see. Beautiful. Lots of John Woo action goodness.

No arguments here. This has to be one of the best SF films to come out recently.

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
My Dear Marie: A three part OVA series that surprised me. In fact I was getting into it so much, I wish they had made more because the story arc didn't finish. Character design looked like 'Case Closed'. Especially the ears. Humongous.laugh

I was suprised at this one as well. It did seem like there was a story-arc they wanted to tell and didn't finish. Still a very enjoyable little OVA to check out.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 01:39 PM

a-hah! i recognize that avatar laugh
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finished up this week

Appleseed: Ex Machina: One of the most awesome CGI films you'll ever see. Beautiful. Lots of John Woo action goodness.

No arguments here. This has to be one of the best SF films to come out recently.


you've seen the first movie, right?
but yeah, awesome movies. i would love to see a CGI Appleseed tv series, and Dominion Conflict. they did that one short diddy for DC, but then that was it. i want more Leona smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
Originally Posted By: otakuden


excellent series. ignore Otaku Reviews ramblings about it cause they're all wrong. i'm right. always. remember that wink


hehe that's very true except for all those times when you are completely and irrevocably wrong right. But other than that, you're always spot on! ^_^

As for me, got through some more of Code Geass (loving it), tried to start HunterxHunter (was getting bored after two episodes) and then started in on Tsubasa.


i am waiting for CG to get a boxset, but yeah. i second your sentiment. excellent series. one of the better modern war-time dramas. i don't know if i would go so far as it being a modern Gundam, but it's pretty damn close.
Posted by: Jimmie M

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 07:34 PM

Click the link in my signature to see what I'm watching. smile
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 08:30 PM

Melody of Oblivion.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
[i am waiting for CG to get a boxset, but yeah. i second your sentiment. excellent series. one of the better modern war-time dramas. i don't know if i would go so far as it being a modern Gundam, but it's pretty damn close.


I like your Ayanami avatar wink. Ya know, this Code Geass LE comes with a nice box. Your also getting some funny as hell character drama cds and mangas. I really have to say that its gonna be a fine box set when it is complete. Oh, and the OSTs are awesome too, if you like the music smile. I had told myself sometime last year that I was going to have to follow a new release at some point in time. So Code Geass and Gurren Lagann were great choices really. I've gotten nothing but good from the LE of both series'. Also anticipating the second Death Note box set and movie, the second Gundam SEED Destiny collection, and the Zaregoto second novel (that does not have a date of release).

Edit: On topic, I watched Jin-Roh. The normal dvd not the Blu-Ray version. I'd like to get the Blu-Ray one, just dont really need all the extra stuff that comes with it. But thats to be expected from HONNEAMISE. The Gunbuster vs Diebuster set I got from them was OFF THA CHARTS!!! cool DIEBUSTER in Blu-Ray IS FREAKIN' AWESOME cool
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/26/09 11:38 PM

Character drama CDs eh? did they dub those too? I'm just wondering since you mentioned how funny they were. I never gave those any thought before. Sorry if its a weird or stupid question.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 01:08 AM

Just finished up Suzuka. What a roller coaster of emotions. I wish they would make the rest of the manga into an anime. I truly would like to see that sometime in the future.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finished up this week

Appleseed: Ex Machina: One of the most awesome CGI films you'll ever see. Beautiful. Lots of John Woo action goodness.

No arguments here. This has to be one of the best SF films to come out recently.


you've seen the first movie, right?
but yeah, awesome movies. i would love to see a CGI Appleseed tv series, and Dominion Conflict. they did that one short diddy for DC, but then that was it. i want more Leona smile


Saw the first movie (not the '80's one yet) and that's what got me hooked into Appleseed and GITS. I'm also waiting to see what the Appleseed series is going to look like. On ANN they said a few times it was supposed to start up then nothing so far... cry
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 11:21 AM

Cracked Aria: The natural last night. Got 3 episodes down.

So I have been watching Toradora for a wile now. Just watched episode 16 and I feel this is probably the best episode yet. This anime really turned into something I was not expecting it could, good. It isn't great by any means, but it really isn't bad either. Your miles may very.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Melody of Oblivion.

I'm proud of myself for having made it all the way through that series. It was tough, but I stayed awake.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 03:45 PM

Hehe.

I'm in the midst of watching Witchblade and the Melody of Oblivion. I watched the first 9 epi's of MoO last night and I'm curious on all the hate on it hehe. Not the best story I've seen so far and plenty of "wtf, like 3 must have passed between episodes" moments so far, but unless it absolutely tanks coming down the home stretch I've seen worse smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 03:51 PM

No, MOO* isn't horrible, just boring. I suppose I expected more weirdness.

Witchblade is a fun series.

*"Moo" is an appropriate name, considering certain scenes toward the end.

Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 06:28 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Character drama CDs eh? did they dub those too? I'm just wondering since you mentioned how funny they were. I never gave those any thought before. Sorry if its a weird or stupid question.


They are in english, and with the english voice actors from the series. I think one or two are tie-ins/previews, but for the most part I think they just give extra story and depth. Along with comedy of course laugh! I wish they would do the whole series on cds like that so I can listen to the anime as I work. It leaves alot to the imagination, and that can be really funny sometimes smile.

Edit: Let me just say again, the LE Code Geass parts are WORTH IT!!! With the first part you get this AWESOME box that holds the complete set (just the dvds, not the extra stuff), the first OST, a funny as heck sound drama cd, and the first volume of the manga. On Rightstuf.com atm your only paying $8 more compared to the normal edition part 1. EIGHT FREAKING DOLLARS PPL!!! laugh. At MSRP its a $35 differnece, but thats still SO worth it.

That box is so cool!!! cool
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/27/09 08:45 PM

I finished off Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's. I am very disappointed with the video quality. Many of the scenes contained terrible aliasing, especially Nanoha's barrier jacket. There was also a scene in episode 12 which tripped up more than one DVD player. I'm not convinced that it is the disk since some of the players will work fine, and others will not. Most likely, there is a strange cadence.

I'm debating if I should be watch Princess Tutu or Fruits Basket next.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 01:24 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I finished off Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's. I am very disappointed with the video quality. Many of the scenes contained terrible aliasing, especially Nanoha's barrier jacket. There was also a scene in episode 12 which tripped up more than one DVD player. I'm not convinced that it is the disk since some of the players will work fine, and others will not. Most likely, there is a strange cadence.

I'm debating if I should be watch Princess Tutu or Fruits Basket next.


I would watch Fruits Basket next for no particular reason. I loved this anime a lot. You will enjoy it.
If you do decide to watch Fruits Basket or whenever you do watch it, please let me know how it was when you finish. smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I'm debating if I should be watch Princess Tutu or Fruits Basket next.

Save the better of the two (Fruits Basket) for last.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Save the better of the two (Fruits Basket) for last.

Good idea, that's what I usually do when I get hold of multiple anime series at a time. I figure out which one is the 'best' of the bunch and save that one for last. Can't say I did that with my last set of anime, otherwise I would have watched Kashimashi or Blood: The Last Vampire last. So yeah, that means I still haven't finished those Dirty Pair OVAs yet. They aren't bad, but for some reason I just can't seem to be bothered to finish watching them yet. It's starting to bug me almost as much as that overly emotional moment I had because of Melfina's song in Outlaw Star.
Posted by: Hikari

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 01:58 PM

Just finished my "sad girls" anime Kanon. It was sweet, I think I'm going to have to get my neice into it.

Currently waiting for my next discs from Netflix.

I've been watching Code Geass but I just can't seem to get into it. Everyone else speaks so highly of it so I am giving it a try, but it just doesn't appeal to me much.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 02:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Hikari
I've been watching Code Geass but I just can't seem to get into it. Everyone else speaks so highly of it so I am giving it a try, but it just doesn't appeal to me much.


How far into it are you? I'll be honest I thought the first disc was just "okay" and the second disc only started to really grab me near the end (I haven't watched discs 3 or 4 yet, but I do have them.) It's the kind of show that just seems to keep piling things on until you can't do anything but watch it all come crashing down.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 04:11 PM

I won't hold anything against anyone for not liking a show I love. Everyone is different. It would be a dull and boring world if everyone like the same things laugh. The combination of mecha, action, drama, story, music, and character designs is what draws me to Code Geass. For me there is just about nothing I don't like about it.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Saw the first movie (not the '80's one yet) and that's what got me hooked into Appleseed and GITS. I'm also waiting to see what the Appleseed series is going to look like. On ANN they said a few times it was supposed to start up then nothing so far... cry


ooh. i would be all over an Appleseed tv series like nori on sushi, especially if they give it the same tlc as GiT:SAC.

you are not missing a thing with the 80s movie. in fact, avoid it like the bubonic plague X 100. seriousl -.-
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I'm debating if I should be watch Princess Tutu or Fruits Basket next.

Save the better of the two (Fruits Basket) for last.


what?!?!?!?!
blasphemy i say. blasphemy! O_O
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/28/09 11:54 PM

I knew that was coming, I just wasn't sure from whom. lol

Sorry, but Ayame Sohma is the bacon of anime. I just can't get enough of him!
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/29/09 12:03 AM

Shin Chan seasons 1&2.awsome series ^^.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/29/09 12:44 AM

Well, I am on the last disk of Aria the natural. after getting about 15 minutes into the first episode I was like, alright I know I have seen this episode and not that long ago. It was shortly after that when I realized I was rewatching disk 3. But I was like, I KNOW I put in disk 4. About to get upset that I had a bum copy I ejected the tray only to find that I placed disk 4 in without taking disk 3 out. *smacks self*
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/29/09 10:14 AM

Finsished up Video Girl Ai (fansub), and i have to say that was pretty good. Also need to finish up Claymore v3.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/29/09 11:08 AM

Finished Fantastic Children and Claymore vol. 2. Up next is the Le Chevalier D'Eon collection. smile
Posted by: Hikari

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/29/09 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel

How far into it are you? I'll be honest I thought the first disc was just "okay" and the second disc only started to really grab me near the end (I haven't watched discs 3 or 4 yet, but I do have them.) It's the kind of show that just seems to keep piling things on until you can't do anything but watch it all come crashing down.


I just finished the first disc, so maybe I'm just not into the juicy part yet. It's not bad, it just hasn't captured my attention yet. I'll keep watching. laugh
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/30/09 04:01 AM

Start off with Negima!
Mix in 2 cups of Paniponi Dash
Toss in a pinch of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes
Set on the counter to cool and then pour melted School Rumble over the top

Negima!? OVAs and episodes 1-7
Wow, what I was expecting is not what I got. But it did make me smile and I enjoyed it for the most part. Also, the ending song is going to be one of my guilty pleasures I am sure.

-------------------------

Minami-ke Okaeri episode 4
there is just something about this show.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/30/09 08:47 AM

Going to give Original Dirty Pair a try (fansub), and see how that goes after that i don't know.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 01/31/09 10:24 AM

Claymore vol.3 (I love this series. Even though I've read the manga and know what's going to happen.)
Comic Party box set (I didn't want it to end so suddenly. but the main character was such a dope in the last couple of episodes it became a mercy killing. laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/01/09 09:45 AM

Ever since "Rahxvangelion" week I've avoided mixing like-theme series however last week, "sub week", was a rare exception. I watched Blue Submarine #6 and Submarine 707R. The former is an early CG-blend work that came off pretty well. The story was intriguing but would have better flourished as a 12-episode OAV which would have given it more time to provide some back story and adequate character development time. That said, the story as-is is both entertaining and coherent despite its quick pace.

The latter sub series also uses some CG although somewhat more sparingly. The action is decidedly more loose with its interpretation of submarine warfare and instead opts for the "entertainingly over-the-top" approach. The commander is an unassuming tactical dynamo who has a uncanny ability to turn the tide of even the most dire situations. Think Black Jack in a Columbo wrapper.

Yesterday I watched all of Stratos 4 which is a cute, albeit noncommittal, show that treads all the well-worn trails of anime (bathhouse episode, festival episode, hot spring episode, etc) but with vigor and enthusiasm that's hard to fault. Keep your eyes peeled for the quarter-second shot of Vandread cosplayers during the festival episode.

I also had the unique opportunity to watch M.D. Geist and M.D. Geist II just before crashing for the night. This is a uniquely bad show that, once I recover, may very well fall into the "so bad it's good" bucket. I you do watch this otherwise unredeemable property, do not watch it before sleeping[or operating heavy machinery]. Talk about crazy freaking dreams!
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/02/09 01:04 AM

Marathoned a few series over the past few days due to an injured foot.

Melody of Oblivion
Mirage of Blaze
Kannazuki no Miko
Glass Fleet
Doomed Megalopolis
Witchblade

I wasn't really blown away by any of them. As much hate as Glass Fleet gets, I found it to be one of the more entertaining of the series I just watched as it maintained a good pacing. It did have its fair share of flaws and some rather stilted story-telling. Best way I could describe it is if Napoleon Bonaparte, Star Wars, and the Last Exile had a 3-way love child. There's some gender-bending and yaoi which I could see as being off-putting to many. What I did like about it was that the main protagonists had their fair-share of inner turmoils and questioned their own decisions as they attempted to find the best course of action.

I can also see where the hate is for MoO. It had a lot of "uhh... okay" moments that unfortunately weren't followed up by "that's so cool" or "that's so f'd up" type of expressions but more along the lines of indifference.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/02/09 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
I finished off Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's. I am very disappointed with the video quality. Many of the scenes contained terrible aliasing, especially Nanoha's barrier jacket. There was also a scene in episode 12 which tripped up more than one DVD player. I'm not convinced that it is the disk since some of the players will work fine, and others will not. Most likely, there is a strange cadence.


well shit. thanx for the video news. i love my Nanoha, all 3 seasons of it, and hopefully when i get my boxset it will fair better on my dvd player. has anyone contacted whatstheirname and inquired as to why the bad video encode?
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/02/09 01:03 PM

rewatching/watching/watched:

GiT:SAC 2nd Gig
finished YYH season 2 (evil effing cliffhanger)
almost done with my Fate/Stay Night boxset rewatch
Gokusen anime
Cowboy Bebop dvd 3
Dominion Tank Police
Come Drink with Me
Bartender

and a few i think i am forgetting...
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/02/09 01:13 PM

rewatched:

Elfen Lied
YYH season 4

watched:

FF Unlimited
Buso Renkin
Posted by: Hikari

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/02/09 01:46 PM

Currently watching:

Strawberry Marshmallow - really cute and funny

Aria Season 1: Wow I'm really loving this show and I'm only 3 episodes in. Everything about it is just so lovely. (although that cats eyes kinda freak me out a little lol)
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/03/09 12:55 AM

just started watching Salty Rei.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/03/09 01:03 AM

I have actually been making a lot of head way on my back log lately. Tonight I figured I would start with Rosen Maiden. I have all 6 DVDs but I have only watched the first one and that was WAY back in the day when it was first released. I figured that I should probably go ahead and watch the first disk again as a refresher.

I put the first disk into my Samsung 1500 Blu-Ray player and go over to the couch waiting for the TV to kick over to the player and start letting me enjoy my nightly anime disk. Waited, waited, and waited some more. Normally it takes about 30 seconds but it has taken upwards of 5 minutes before the TV kicked over to the player so I didn't think much of it. Suddenly the tray comes flying out of the player, like it was sticking its tongue out at me in protest. I manually switch the TV over to see what is going on and I see a lovely error message, "The player can not play this DVD. Please check the TV system"

Thinking that to be quiet quire, I pop in disk 2 thinking maybe it is just a fudged up disk or something. Nope, same thing on that one. I just popped the first disk into my computer and it plays just fine.

Thanks Geneon, thanks a lot.

Thinking back, this is the first more recent Geneon disk I have tried to play with this player, the only others that I can think of are card captor sakura and those played fine.

*grumble*
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/03/09 06:25 AM

Last night I watched (from a shipment that had just arrived) the first 3 episodes of The Wallflower. I liked it, but will hold back any more judgment until I finish the first disc (which is 7 episodes) probably tonight. I also got in volume 3 of Claymore with the shipment, so that will probably be watched soon, though I can't see why I wouldn't like it as I've loved the show so far.

Moon Phase also arrived, but I haven't watched any of it, I'll have to get to that at some point to.

I also watched Psychic Academy disc 1 a few days ago. I got the DVD and the first volume of manga together from FYE for under $5, so I couldn't pass it up.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/03/09 09:18 AM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
I put the first disk into my Samsung 1500 Blu-Ray player...

"The player can not play this DVD. Please check the TV system"

Strange. Considering that the discs work in your computer's disc drive, do you think the problem lies with those particular Geneon discs or the Samsung player? Samsung has a good reputation, and I haven't heard about any compatibility issues before. So far, my PS3 has handled every HDTV and NTSC disc (with appropriate region codes) that I've fed into it. The only times I have to use another player are for PAL and SECAM discs, and discs with other region codes. With the region codes, I can also get around that by copying the discs and stripping the codes, if necessary. You can spend money on a universal player or blank discs and good software... or both.

Have you tried a regular DVD player, or just the computer?
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/03/09 10:25 AM

I never tried the first disk in a player before because back when I watched it I was watching everything with my computer. I do know that the player will not play +R DVDs. My guess would be that Geneon was doing something at the time that the player just doesn't like. I downloaded the monthly update just in the off chance that it would make it work but it didn't. Every month or every other month, depending, Samsung releases an update that will allow the player to be compatible with a wider range of disks.

I grabbed a couple random Geneon disks and tried them out...
Samurai Champloo vol 3
Shana vol 3
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue vol 3
And they all worked fine.

I don't know.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/03/09 11:55 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Last night I watched (from a shipment that had just arrived) the first 3 episodes of The Wallflower. I liked it, but will hold back any more judgment until I finish the first disc (which is 7 episodes) probably tonight.

I should be watching Wallflower in a few days. I got the ADV version of the first half of the series.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/05/09 01:53 AM

So, if you remember my rant from a couple days ago you will remember that my blu-ray player would not play the first 2 disks of Rozen Maiden. Well, I am happy to report that it had no problems at all with the 3rd volume.

I am actually quiet glad that I delayed watching this so long. I watched it on fansub many moons ago, so this is about the right amount of time to pass for a rewatch to really be effective and enjoyable for an anime that deserves to be enjoyed.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/05/09 10:07 AM

Finished up Excel Saga
Watching Vandread Stages 1&2
Waiting on Phantom Memory Kurau to arrive.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/05/09 10:47 AM

Well in a surprise move, my bro bugged me to watch Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. So we did, but for the sake of not keeping him up all night, we only watched the first 6 episodes (chronological order). He also told me "you need to get more stuff". laugh
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/05/09 12:26 PM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
I never tried the first disk in a player before because back when I watched it I was watching everything with my computer. I do know that the player will not play +R DVDs. My guess would be that Geneon was doing something at the time that the player just doesn't like. I downloaded the monthly update just in the off chance that it would make it work but it didn't. Every month or every other month, depending, Samsung releases an update that will allow the player to be compatible with a wider range of disks.

I grabbed a couple random Geneon disks and tried them out...
Samurai Champloo vol 3
Shana vol 3
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue vol 3
And they all worked fine.

I don't know.

Umm-guess what-your 1500 WILL play dvd + r's and rw's-I know because I have a BD-P2500 which is a 1500 with a Reon HQV chip in it and it plays all of my homemade dvds and ripped copies which are on dvd +r's-don't belive me? Go to the AVS Science forums and look it up. I'm watching the 2nd part of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS right now-I did a marathon of MGLN and MGLN A's-must say I enjoyed this maho shoujo series.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/05/09 04:49 PM

Lets see what I'm watching here: Madlax, Noir, Witchblade.

Yes, I finally got Madlax and Noir.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/05/09 04:53 PM

Gonna start watching Code Geass. I watched up to episode 5 on Adult Swim, but then I sort of swayed away from it. It's time for me to reunite with the great anime that is Code Geass.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 06:41 AM

Got Cromartie High School in yesterday and watched the first 3 episodes of that. I absolutely loved the humming episode.

Also watched the first 3 episodes of Moon Phase. I picked it up in the Funimation sale knowing nothing about it aside from the description listed. I don't really know why, but I picked it up and I have to say I'm glad I did. The first few episodes were really enjoyable.

They did a good job with several elements that wanted to make me keep watching (but my sister had homework to do, so I shut it off after 3.) The leads are developing nicely as characters, and I'm hoping that continues (as well as some more development for the secondary characters so far.) Also, they are setting up the major plot threads nicely, giving me a reason to come back for more episodes. Oh yeah, and the opening is great.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 08:18 AM

nekomimi-mode!
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Lets see what I'm watching here: Madlax, Noir, Witchblade.

Yes, I finally got Madlax and Noir.


If you haven't already i would suggest you watch Noir first. I didn't care all that much for Madlax and yet i really enjoyed Noir.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 10:46 AM

Madlax was one of those that had an interesting idea that was poorly executed. I only watched it all the way because I wanted to know what they were trying to get at. That’s one that should have been 12 or 13 episodes long. I think it was just too long and drawn out. I want pasta. Yeah, pasta.

Noir on the other hand, I still really love that one. it will always hold a special place with me, not because it really is a quality anime but because it was the first blind buy I ever had.

OH OH OH, I don't know if the madlax thinpack still had it because I have the original singles, but the original Noir thinpack has all the original disks in just slim cases. And they still had the Easter eggs. But both Noir and Madlax contain Easter eggs that you SHOULD go and find. 2 words...... SOCK PUPPETS!!!
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
I don't know if the madlax thinpack still had it because I have the original singles, but the original Noir thinpack has all the original disks in just slim cases. And they still had the Easter eggs. But both Noir and Madlax contain Easter eggs that you SHOULD go and find. 2 words...... SOCK PUPPETS!!!


The Madlax thinpak doesn't have any extras. frown

On a side note, I enjoyed Madlax far more than Noir.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 01:49 PM

Noir (I have the thinpak box set) is great, I love it, etc. smile

Madlax (I have the regular box set) would've been great, had they run it by me before releasing it, and altered it to my specifications. wink It's decent enough, but it could've been something special.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 11:19 PM

I loved Noir-I have Madlax-it's one of those series that I've got to get around to watching-I seen the 1st 3 episodes and like what I saw-as soon as I finish up Triangle Hearts.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/06/09 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Noir (I have the thinpak box set) is great, I love it, etc. smile

Madlax (I have the regular box set) would've been great, had they run it by me before releasing it, and altered it to my specifications. wink It's decent enough, but it could've been something special.


Easter eggs on disk 6 of both sets for the fun. Easter eggs scattered about on the rest of the disks for noir.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/07/09 10:41 AM

Sock Puppet Theater is the greatest extra easter egg ever. ^_^ I was in tears while watching those.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/09/09 08:49 AM

Yesterday I finished off the first disc of The Wallflower as well as the first disc of Moon Phase. Both were good.

I think my favorite thing about Wallflower is that if you happen to catch the wrong part of an episode and don't stay around to watch it, you can get a completely incorrect view of the show.

For example, as my sister and I were watching the show yesterday (and laughing quite often) my mother happened to walk into the room at one of the dark/horror points of the show where the girl is with her creepy dolls and she had to stop and ask what was wrong with us that we were laughing at a horror show.

Moon Phase, as I mentioned, I had no idea what to expect going into this one. I can't even really say why I bought it while the Funi sale was going on other than the box art looked cute/fun. It is nothing at all like what I imagined it would be, but all in good ways. Assuming the show manages to keep up its pace, and hopefully end in a satisfying way I think I will have to consider this one of my best (if not the best) blind purchases I have ever made.

Also started watching the first disc of Naruto box 2. It has been a long time since I watched a series that does as much backtracking/recapping per episode as Naruto does. While Bleach does it to some extent it is nowhere near what they do in Naruto (possibly tying with DBZ for recaps.) This is rather annoying considering I tend to watch the episodes in runs of 1 disc to multiple discs. That said, it is an enjoyable show and is starting to pick up with some cool fighting.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/10/09 10:37 PM

Finished up Phantom Memory Kurau, Excel Saga, and The Girl who Leapt Through Time. I have to say that i really enjoyed them all more than i thought i would. Also finished up Pumpkin Scissors v6 and most of Clannad pt1

Going to re-watch Bubblegum Crisis 2040, and give Gunslinger Girl Seas 2 a try, as well as Innocent Venus.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/11/09 12:32 AM

Kohime Musou and Macademi Wasshoi-funny as heck.
Posted by: Demondragonking

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/11/09 07:12 AM

I'm currently watching

Legend of Galactic Heroes,
Baccano
Seirei Moribito
ToraDora (watching fansubs until an american release comes over for anime)
Desert Punk
Natsume Yuujinchuu (watching fansubs until an american release comes over for the anime)

and I guess that's all I'm currently watching at the moment.
Posted by: bci110

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/11/09 07:47 AM

Currently I'm watching Princess Nine , which is one of my all-time favorite series and my favorite sports-themed anime series. I've been watching this series every year before the start of the baseball season for the last 4 years; it's somewhat of a little tradition I hold to help me get ready for the upcoming baseball season.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/11/09 12:21 PM

P9 is my favorite series of all time, despite how many technical flaws I can find in it I still love watching it whenever I really need a good nostalgia trip. If you haven't seen this series you're really missing out on some great character drama. I just wish that the series had gotten the attention that it deserved upon its original release, maybe if it had we'd have gotten that second season it needed.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/11/09 12:48 PM

Anyone else watching Clannad A.S.? It seems to have take on a more depressing tone the last few eps and i was wondering what you guys thought.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/12/09 06:25 AM

Watched Howl's Moving Castle last night which I've had in from Netflix for a while. It was incredible.
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/12/09 06:05 PM

watchn Basilisk
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/12/09 07:34 PM

I watched a few episodes of Code Geass and had a strong urge to go barf in the sink-which is wierd because I normally love anything by Clamp-Chobits, Magic Knight Rayearth, Card Captor Sakura, Angelic Layer-go figure?
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/12/09 08:01 PM

Just finished the second disc of The Wallflower part 1. I'm enjoying the show so far, but not nearly as much as my sister is, who has said it rates up near Ouran High for her (and OHSHC is one of her favorite titles.)
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/12/09 09:47 PM

Besides the usual stuff I can catch on TV, I finally got around to watching a few more episodes from the Dirty Pair OVA Collection. Not bad in the least little bit, but not great either, makes me glad it was the "free" one in the buy 2 get 1 free sale when I got it from MovieStop last month.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/15/09 12:05 AM

Now, really my nature is not one who questions things too very much. But I just got done with Eureka seveN vol 12 and the ending of this is COMPLETELY different from what I remembered it to be. Granted it has been a couple years from when I watched the subs but come on. Maybe I shouldn't have waited nearly a year of letting dust collect on this disk and my mind is just playing tricks on me.
Posted by: Antics

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/15/09 04:07 AM

Just finished watching Elfen Lied and it is hands down my favorite series I have ever watched. The outstanding music just accents the great storyline, probably my favorite soundtrack I have ever heard, from Hollywood to Anime soundtracks. The storyline is just so engrossing. Like I mentioned in another post I sat down and watched the entire series in one sitting today, minus a break of course for meals along the way. I am so glad I ran into the recommendation on this board, definately will be re watching it in the near future.
As for what's next? Hmmm, I have such a backlog at the moment still. I've been meaning to watch Grenadier for SUCH a long time now that I think that it will be next on my "to watch" list.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/15/09 10:05 AM

FullMetal Alchemist (S1): Yeah, I know, totally late to the party, guys. Haha. Wow, I'm really in love with this series! Second season can not get here soon enough.
Rurouni Kenshin (S2): While I do love this series, I wound up squeezing a whole season of FMA right before finishing the last disc (the friggin finale). I'm not sure if I should simply not look too deep into it, or if I should use that fact and apply it to understanding just how exactly I feel about Kenshin as a whole. While I do enjoy Kenshin, I recognise that there is not too much depth to the storylines, so perhaps I just lost interest? I don't want to believe that as being the case, but I do acknowledge the fact that I was none too anxious to watch the episodes back to back, racing to the end. I hate the idea of suggesting that time has not been kind to Kenshin, so I'll simply say that I found the first season to pack a stronger punch.
Negima: I tried watching this series a while back but I quickly lost interest. I suppose I found the characters in Love Hina easier to relate to & care for. Anyhoo, with the second season here (which appears to actually be more of a remake), I'm happy to give the whole business another crack. Before I can dive into this reimagined work, I feel like I owe it to the series to, at minimal, give this original season a full viewing. I'm 6 episodes in at present. Still rewatching episodes from my first attempt. I think I was probably roughly 1/2 way through on my initial attempt. If it hadn't been so long since my initial attempt, I might would consider picking up where I left off, but, at present, that does not sound quite fair to the series. Welllll,.. I hope that, in the end, I'll wind up very much so enjoying one if not both. smile
Enspelled: Bad, bad, bad, & bad.
Welcome To The NHK: I finally finished this series. Love it, love it, love it.
Mahoromatic: Pretty good fun. Worth watching, ..not especially worth going out of ones way to recommend to people. Check it out, you'll probably like it.
Kiba (S1): Very intriguing & fun series. I whole heartedly recommend it to anyone & everyone.
Hunter X Hunter: Again, another excellent series that I am only too anxious to recommend (perhaps mildly less so than Kiba, but it is still very great.),

That seems to be all of my last month's viewings. smile
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/15/09 10:47 AM

I finished off Gantz Friday night. I'm not quite sure what I think of the ending just yet.

I'll be finishing off a re-watch of Trinity Blood today. It's been a while since the last time I watched the show, and I must say there a number of things I missed the first time.

I think It's time to get back on the Mecha bandwagon next, perhaps I'll finish Jinki:Extend.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/15/09 11:34 AM

Watched Bleach vol. 11 last night. As far as single volumes of Bleach go, this one was quite good. Got in Save Me, Lollipop yesterday, so might have to check out a couple of episodes of that today before anything else.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/16/09 01:02 AM

I've been watching Requiem from the Darkness. I don't really post much on this thread but this series is intriguing so far.

I'm still not really certain what I think of it so far (6 epi's in) but it's very stylized and very dark and it is one I haven't heard many (if any) talk about. It's a bit slow and fairly disturbing and while the themes should probably be "scary" it never really has that feel... it's hard to describe.

Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/16/09 01:45 AM

Style = 9/10
Substance = eh
psychological scariness factor = not so much

I commented on it in more detail here.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/16/09 08:57 AM

That's about how I feel so far. I get the feeling it's supposed to be more cool/hip than scary (in a Shin Megami Tensei-type way). I haven't watched anything this dark in quite a while, but I have my fingers crossed that it will get better (it seems to be suffering to the short series slump so far).
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/16/09 09:56 AM

As long as you don't expect Requiem to be scary, the story is enjoyable.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/16/09 01:37 PM

Good to know, thanks for the heads up. I had pretty much guessed midway through the first episode that it was more of a "dark and evil things are cool" type of a thing and building a story/events around that idea. It does have some rather strong gore for not being scary.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/16/09 05:58 PM

After all these years I'm finally watching the last 3 discs of Fushigi Yugi!
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/17/09 08:33 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
After all thses years I'm finally watching the last 3 discs of Fushigi Yugi!
I've watched the first disc of the series so far. I'll have to get to the rest at some point.

Last night I watched one episode of Save Me, Lollipop. I won't pass any real judgment based on one episode but I will just say that it did not surprise me in either a good or bad way at any point.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/17/09 09:17 AM

generic? ;P
I was intending on power watching my way through several series over my week long vacation, instead it seems like I'm barely going to manage watching all of Negima before Thursday hits & I'm back to my 7 to 3 work schedule.
Tonight, at 7:30, I'm probably going to go watch a volume of Air Gears at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater. I've already seen the whole series, but it's a fun escape to go see some friends.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/17/09 01:27 PM

Yesterday I put in All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. I've had that sitting in my backlog for years, literally. I finally let it spin and so far so good.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/17/09 02:02 PM

I just finished the first series of Negima. I'm uncertain whether I should hop into the OVAs, the reimagined series, or just some completely unrelated series.
The series was good & did cause a few tears to accumulate in my eyes, but, then again, it doesn't tend to take much lately.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/17/09 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Battra92
Yesterday I put in All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. I've had that sitting in my backlog for years, literally. I finally let it spin and so far so good.

Yeah, one of my faves in my little collection, but its been years since I last watched it. I just might pop it in again before my new stuff arrives, or I'll finally finish those Dirty Pair OVAs.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/17/09 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: Battra92
Yesterday I put in All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku. I've had that sitting in my backlog for years, literally. I finally let it spin and so far so good.

Yeah, one of my faves in my little collection, but its been years since I last watched it. I just might pop it in again before my new stuff arrives, or I'll finally finish those Dirty Pair OVAs.

The Dirty Pair are the girls who got me started on the long winding anime road many years ago-I actually imported the R2 dvds of the 26 episode tv series which was never released in the us-as for Nuku Nuku-it's also one of my alltime favorites. Right now I'm probally gonna play catchup on the last 3 eps. of Michiko to Hachin-it reminds me of Samurai Champloo-which isn't surprising as it comes from Manglobe-they were responsible for SC.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 05:31 AM

Finished up Innocent Venus. Not too bad (though Gora did get to be quite annoying).

Also finished up Strain. A little generic but not that bad of a watch.

Going back to Bubblegum Crisis 2040 again.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 11:03 AM

Watched volumes 12, 13 and 14 of Bleach.

Also watched a few episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho season 1. I'm hoping today I'll also get to volume 3 of Claymore.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 11:03 AM

I'm finishing up Samurai Girl Real Bout High School

Then I'm going to watch Afro Samurai
Posted by: chonji

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 12:48 PM

I just watch Full Metal Alchemist and i can not wait for season two box set to show up and finish watching the show. Also waiting for the movie that i ordered last week; The conqueror of shambala.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
I'm finishing up Samurai Girl Real Bout High School.

Then I'm going to watch Afro Samurai

Now that's a series I've been wanting to see, but as best I can tell its out of print. frown
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: chonji
I just watch Full Metal Alchemist and i can not wait for season two box set to show up and finish watching the show. Also waiting for the movie that i ordered last week; The conqueror of shambala.

We are in the same boat. ; I'll strongly suggest that you hold off on the movie untill after viewing the second season.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 09:50 PM

I'm currently 4 disks into Fate/Stay Night. It is fairly interesting pacing to this point. It will be interesting to see how the last of the battles is stretched across the last few episodes.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
I'm finishing up Samurai Girl Real Bout High School.

Then I'm going to watch Afro Samurai

Now that's a series I've been wanting to see, but as best I can tell its out of print. frown


I'm half way into it and so far it pretty good, it won't blow you away, but it's interesting. It is out of print. I've been trying to find it for a while and I finally found a used copy at FYE for only $20
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 10:38 PM

Been awhile since I've checked in with everyone... finished a few series lately including xxxHolic season 1 and Sasami: magical girls club season 2. Hopefully I will be completing Towards the Terra (TV) tonight/tomorrow before starting in on more Code Geass and Ouran High School Host Club. Going to be a fun couple of days. ^_^
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 10:41 PM

Watched volume 3 of Claymore. It's definitely an interesting show and is continuing to build steam with each volume. As a single volume I'm not sure it hits as hard as volume 2 did, but there is a lot of interesting stuff going on still.

Also watched the first 3 episodes of Rurouni Kenshin season 2. A considerable change of pace from the first season to be sure.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 10:56 PM

yeah, season 2 follows 1 single major story arc, from start to finish.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/21/09 11:50 PM

Can't say I've watched anything other than what's on TV lately. Trying to hold off on starting anything new 'til after I get back from jury duty. But with my box set of Tenjho Tenge that arrived Friday. the Love Hina set on the way, and the two I picked up today (The Slayers season one and Planetes) I should be pretty set once I get finished with that jury duty. The only problem will be deciding on what to watch first. grin
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/22/09 01:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Gevin
Originally Posted By: chonji
I just watch Full Metal Alchemist and i can not wait for season two box set to show up and finish watching the show. Also waiting for the movie that i ordered last week; The conqueror of shambala.

We are in the same boat. ; I'll strongly suggest that you hold off on the movie untill after viewing the second season.

Actually, you guys should watch the FMA movie after watching the season 4 box set. The movie kind of brings closure to the whole anime series.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/22/09 08:03 AM

I thought there were only 2 seasons.. 50ish episodes..
No?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/22/09 08:59 AM

True enough. There were 51 episodes to be exact. I imagine it was in reference to the 4th half-season box set containing the second half of season 2.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/22/09 05:31 PM

Thinking about trying Pani Poni Dash. Anyone see/reccommend this? The trailers look pretty good for it, so i thought i'd ask.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/22/09 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
True enough. There were 51 episodes to be exact. I imagine it was in reference to the 4th half-season box set containing the second half of season 2.

Yeah, what Tsunami3k said is correct. I'm sorry for causing a confusion. Anyways, enjoy the FMA anime, it's truly one of the best.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/22/09 09:06 PM

Watched a few more episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 and the second disc of Fate/Stay Night. I really want to get more into Fate, it seems like it has potential.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/23/09 06:39 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Thinking about trying Pani Poni Dash. Anyone see/reccommend this? The trailers look pretty good for it, so i thought i'd ask.


haven't seen it yet, but it is on my list of "to get".
currently rewatching Lucky Star. just finished rewatching Gargoyle of the Yoshinagas. started rewatching Kenshin and GiTS:SAC 2. have Busou Renkin boxset 2 on the shelf for next. been in a mood to rewatch lately smile
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/23/09 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Watched a few more episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 and the second disc of Fate/Stay Night. I really want to get more into Fate, it seems like it has potential.


YYH is crack laugh
as for fate/stay night, i couldn't rave enough about it. excellent, and Saber is scrumpable =^^=
also, despite many other's opinions, i really enjoyed the Tsukihime anime, also. it has one of the best if not the best verbal sparring scene ever. Ever.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/23/09 06:47 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
After all these years I'm finally watching the last 3 discs of Fushigi Yugi!


O_O !shock! O_O
i'm still on the hunt for a reasonably priced set of FY.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/23/09 07:41 AM

While Busou Renkin isn't horrible, it does certainly leave much to be desired. What is it missing? I'm not sure. Perhaps a spark of originality? Perhaps it's simply retreading on far too common ground.
.. The series is fine & enjoyable... There's just 'something' about it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/23/09 04:43 PM

Kodomo No Jikan-but I really don't like all the lolli stuff in this show-the manga was written by a women-go figure? But after finishing it I was also impressed by it-the episodes varied from sad to funny-the lolli factor while definetly there played a much smaller role than I had been led to belive it did.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/23/09 04:51 PM

I was a bit turned off after having read a bit about Kodomo no Jikan, but after reading the manga and watching several episodes of the show (the first 6 I believe I watched) I was really impressed with it (the manga more than the show.)
Posted by: Antwan1791

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/23/09 07:22 PM

At the moment, I'm watching like 3 shows. =] Yu Yu Hakusho on DVD on my PS3, Soul Eater that I donwload to my laptop, and then I started DNAngel, but that's only when I can find a spare moment. When I finish YYH I plan on picking up DNAngel for real.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/24/09 08:05 PM

Finishing up Bubblegum Crisis 2040, and looking forward to Pani Poni Dash. Other than that Clannad After Story is the only new show right now.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/25/09 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: zrdb
After all these years I'm finally watching the last 3 discs of Fushigi Yugi!


O_O !shock! O_O
i'm still on the hunt for a reasonably priced set of FY.

I got mine last year during one of those big geneon sales-I have the singles which are exactly the same as the 2 boxsets.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/25/09 03:22 PM

Going to try Sakura Diaries.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/25/09 08:00 PM

Well it wasn't my intention to start with it first out of all the new anime I got recently. But I have watched the first two discs of Funimation's release of Love Hina. There were 7 episodes on the first disc, something I'm not quite used to when watching anime, but it didn't hinder my enjoyment. The show is good so far. Yeah its a harem anime, but I'd say like Ai Yori Aoshi, its fairly obvious right off the bat who the male lead is interested in. So that kinda makes it more of a romantic comedy with occasional harem anime moments in my mind. I've heard people say the dub for Love Hina was awful, but I think its passable. If there are any complaints I'd have about the dub, its Kitsune's overdone southern twang. I'm from the south and I rarely if ever heard anyone that sounded like that. Also there was the fact that they left the songs in the original Japanese. Now I don't mean the opening and closing songs. I mean the parts where the characters were singing within the context of the episode like the episode where Naru became an idol singer. I've got nothing against leaving the music in Japanese, but it does break up the flow of the English dub when the characters start singing in Japanese. Those are the only problems I could find with the anime itself so far.

Not to get off subject too much I hope, but I really didn't care for how much Funimation tried to sell this on fan-service and ecchi factors. I think they went overboard with it on the disc art, and even the artwork on the inside cover of the DVD sleeve. Not to mention the front cover of the package itself. Was all of that really necessary? If I remember correctly Shinobu (who's on the artwork of the first disc) is only 13. That's like borderline child porn isn't it? I don't own the original Bandai version, but I highly doubt they tried to sell the series THIS way. But I digress, I bought this show because I watched it online last year and I enjoyed it. I was disappointed when I found it to be out of print so the moment I found out Funimation had the license and planned a re-release I was happy. But seeing how they're marketing it, I am glad I ordered it online rather than walked into a store and bought it.

All that aside, I'll try not to let that stuff bug me too much and just enjoy the show for what it is. Which is a classic anime romantic comedy (with some harem elements). I'd definitely recommend seeing it if you haven't already.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/25/09 09:05 PM

I just got in my newest shipment (thank you Shawne and your awesome Bargain Bin) so I watched most of Koi Kaze volume 2. I was planning on just watching 1 episode but I got really into it and then decided to quit before I watched the whole darn thing. smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 06:41 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Not to get off subject too much I hope, but I really didn't care for how much Funimation tried to sell this on fan-service and ecchi factors. I think they went overboard with it on the disc art, and even the artwork on the inside cover of the DVD sleeve. Not to mention the front cover of the package itself. Was all of that really necessary? If I remember correctly Shinobu (who's on the artwork of the first disc) is only 13. That's like borderline child porn isn't it? I don't own the original Bandai version, but I highly doubt they tried to sell the series THIS way. But I digress, I bought this show because I watched it online last year and I enjoyed it. I was disappointed when I found it to be out of print so the moment I found out Funimation had the license and planned a re-release I was happy. But seeing how they're marketing it, I am glad I ordered it online rather than walked into a store and bought it.

All that aside, I'll try not to let that stuff bug me too much and just enjoy the show for what it is. Which is a classic anime romantic comedy (with some harem elements). I'd definitely recommend seeing it if you haven't already.


The Bandai artwork on the discs and covers is um..."normal"(all girls are clothed) compared to the new Funi release. I wondered why Funi would go and release the series this way, maybe to try and bring in more sales, i don't know. The Bandai versions that i have i really don't have any complaints on. I would've been upset if i didn't get the 25th ep, but since that is on the Bandai set with the LH Again,Christmas, Spring boxset i'll live.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 06:55 AM

I agree on how there does seem to be a lot of fanservice. The problem is that Love Hina isn't exactly a classic (at least not in the level of say the original Tenchi OAV) so they have to sell it on something.

I have the Bandai box sets and while I'm not ashamed of any anime I own, I'd probably not display the new LH sets when people were coming over (though I've gotten more guff for Sailor Moon and Wedding Peach, actually.)
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 07:36 AM

Finished off the first disc of season two of Rurouni Kenshin. Also finished watching the first disc of Strawberry Marshmallow (I watched the first episode not long after buying it, but haven't gotten back to it since.) Strawberry Marshmallow is a very fun/cute show.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 10:21 AM

I'm watching Brigadoon, Slayers Evolution R, and Twilght Q-btw have you seen the Ichigo Mashimaro ovas? They're just as funny as the tv show was.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 01:07 PM

Just finished Ellcia (eh) and Pumpkin Scissors (there's supposed to be more of this. Ahg).
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 04:31 PM

Gonna Start watching Gurren Langann
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 05:26 PM

Didn't intend to blow through it so quickly but I've already finished Love Hina, except for that 25th episode. Just didn't feel like watching it yet after the 24th. Which I think was the actual ending of the TV series. I've heard that that 25th episode was actually supposed to be the start of a 2nd season that never was. Oh well I'll go back and watch it later on, maybe when the 2 TV specials and Love Hina Again are a little bit closer to getting re-released. Now the choices for what to watch next come down to Planetes, The Slayers, and Tenjho Tenge. I usually try to figure things out by ranking worst to best and watch in that order. But I didn't get a chance since little bro was around when Love Hina arrived and he insisted on watching it right then and there. Anyways, not that I'm saying any of my remaining 3 series are bad, but I may save Planetes for last, I've gotten quite a few good recommendations for it, including an online friend that's not really into anime, but just my mention of having it sparked her up enough to chat about it. Then there's The Slayers, I wish I had more than just season one, but I'll get the rest eventually (and hopefully before Funi releases Revolution next year). So I guess that leaves Tenjho Tenge. My bro liked it, but his anime preferences are things like Eiken, Girls Bravo, and probably Ikki Tousen (if were to ever find out about it). So on that, I'll probably tag it as the "worst" by default and watch it next. grin
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 05:36 PM

I've got 3 discs of Tenjho Tenge left to watch (out of 8) and the first few are actually much better than I anticipated. When it hits back story the whole thing starts to drag unnecessarily so I haven't gotten myself to finish it off yet. I guess what I'm trying to say is that TT probably is the "worst" show of what you mentioned (I haven't seen Planetes so I can't comment on it, of course.)
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 08:05 PM

Got in my copy of the origianl Dirty Pair OVA's so i'll start that tonight or tomorrow.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 08:59 PM

Quote:
I've got 3 discs of Tenjho Tenge left to watch (out of 8) and the first few are actually much better than I anticipated. When it hits back story the whole thing starts to drag unnecessarily so I haven't gotten myself to finish it off yet. I guess what I'm trying to say is that TT probably [i]is[/b] the "worst" show of what you mentioned (I haven't seen Planetes so I can't comment on it, of course.)


I wrote a bit about TT on the what you would like to see a second season of thread. It's a series that can disappoint easily since it starts off really strong but then it changes direction and what you feel like backstory becomes the primary story and what you thought was the primary story becomes the sidestory.

Basically, the bulk of the series is the story of Shin Natsume. What happens with Nagi, Bob, Aya, etc. really gets shoved to the back burner. If you are prepared for this to happen it's a lot less disappointing.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 09:44 PM

Ah, I wonder if maybe that's why as soon as my younger brother finished marathoning the whole series in one day he asked me if there was a 2nd season?
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 09:53 PM

Planetes is excellent.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/26/09 11:49 PM

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Ah, I wonder if maybe that's why as soon as my younger brother finished marathoning the whole series in one day he asked me if there was a 2nd season?


Hehe... when TT ended I started swearing and was rather PO'd it ended where it ended. Only in hindsight was I able to see what story was the true focal point.

The flashback sequence (which is the main story) eventually started to drag so much that my girlfriend fell asleep while we were watching it and I ended up watching nearly a complete disc without her (3 episodes) and when we started the next disc she didn't even notice that she missed anything. I did enjoy the series, but if you are like me and keep waiting to get closure on the story they introduce to you from the get go it can be a downer.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 08:35 AM

Fortunately, I had read that about Tenjho Tenge before I watched it, so I was somewhat prepared. I think that allowed me enjoy enjoy the show for what it is.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 12:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Gevin
Planetes is excellent.


I've heard nothing but good things on this title tho i still haven't got my hands on a copy yet. I take it that you would reccommend this one as well?
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 02:24 PM

It isn't quick paced awesomeness, but it's certainly really good.
Posted by: games4yosoul

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 04:31 PM

I just finished Fate/Stay Night today and is it just me or did the story get needlessly convoluted after a few episodes. Specifically in regard to the Holy Grail.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 06:06 PM

Having just finished Fate/Stay Night I have to agree that the whole thing got a bit more complicated than needed. I also think that they were pretty reckless with the plot lines they chose to end and those left hanging. I also have a problem with the way they ended the series based on the previously established technicalities.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 07:07 PM

I agree that Fate/Stay Night got a little complicated at the end but I found myself incredibly satisfied by the ending. I didn't find the loose ends to be major enough to get irritated about and the conclusion to the primary love story made sense and wrapped things up well. I'd be curious to hear more about what issues you found overly complicated though
Posted by: games4yosoul

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 08:28 PM

I didnt like the ending too much either but it was alright I guess but I didnt feel like Saber and Shiro's relationship was developed enough to really sell the ending. But my main problem was with the concept of grail and the war.

Ok so what exactly could the grail do? I thought it granted the holders wish but toward the end it seems like that wasnt the case.

Also why did saber decide to the destroy the grail?
Was it because she no longer wanted to redo her past because of Shiro?

Numerous other minor details bothered me too but I cant seem to remember them at this moment.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 09:14 PM

Bleh... unwanted change in plans, I was going to watch Tenjho Tenge next, but little bro ran off with my box set for the weekend. I'll try to temper my urge to hurt him when he gets back. But for now, I guess I'll pop in season one of The Slayers.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/27/09 09:32 PM

I tend to have a difficult time watching Slayers. I presume it to be due to not finding it to have aged all that well.
..So why do I own 3 seasons of it? ... Someday I'll give it a fair chance..
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 12:32 AM

From my point of view-if you have it and can't or won't watch it-get rid of it.
Posted by: R1Budha

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 01:29 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
From my point of view-if you have it and can't or won't watch it-get rid of it.
isnt that what CL/Ebay is for???
:P
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 07:35 AM

but what if it grows on me, once I get 1/2 way to a whole season in?
I'll watch more of it before I depart with it. At present, I think I've seen about a dozen eps.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 09:49 AM

Yeah I'll agree with Gevin. Sometimes a show just needs time to grow on you. Tenchi in Tokyo is by far the worst series in the Tenchi franchise, but that's only because the majority of its first half feels like a typical "monster of the week" sentai show. Which is very unlike Tenchi to say the least. Once its gets to the "How We Met" and "Ryoko's Big Date" episodes it gets better. Also gotta keep in mind that it was also the most kid friendly of all the series too. But all in all you just gotta be in the right mood to give a show a fair chance. The fact that I've been buying quite a few shows that I wouldn't have even given more than a 2nd look when I saw them on store shelves years ago is proof of that. Ai Yori Aoshi, Chobits, Koi Kaze, Love Hina, Please Teacher, and Please Twins are all shows that ignored the first time around or for some other reason just could not even fathom ever being interested in. But things change, moods change, tastes change, and apparently I changed, so a 2nd chance was given and I'm glad I did. I've yet to be disappointed with any of these shows other than wishing there was more to them without having to buy the manga.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
I agree that Fate/Stay Night got a little complicated at the end but I found myself incredibly satisfied by the ending. I didn't find the loose ends to be major enough to get irritated about and the conclusion to the primary love story made sense and wrapped things up well. I'd be curious to hear more about what issues you found overly complicated though

I was satisfied with the ending, and in no means intended to imply that I was unsatisfied with the show as a whole. Perhaps I am over-analyzing the situation, but being a technically oriented person I can't help but find fault with the command seal system and the background behind Saber, the Holy Grail, and the wars surrounding it.

Regarding the command seals:
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I found the system to be a bit cumbersome, and self-contradictory. The fact we only saw Rin lose 1 command seal when Archer died meant there was much more tension between those two than was advertised. Considering, to this point, we spent more episodes following Archer and Rin than Saber and Shiro, it seems like an important omission since each master starts the wars with 3 seals.

The second major issue arrived at the end when Shiro had to use a command seal to have Saber destroy the Grail. Command seals allow the master to force a behavior if the servant is of a different mind; however, I did not get the feeling that Saber was against the idea of destroying the Grail.

I also had an issue with the back ground behind the Holy Grail:
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The Holy Grail was presented in the background of a generic Christian presence. This leads the viewer to believe that the object is the relic from the last supper of Jesus Christ. However, the object's power is violent and purely destructive; an antithesis of the example set by the person whom would made the object famous. While I can understand the summoning of servants who technically cannot die to fight; which is still against the teachings of Christ, the allowance for the masters to be killed is clearly against this background. Even as a metaphor for the twisted and violent nature of humanity the Holy Grail War presents, everything about the entire situation is beyond the plausibility for an organization to twist for their own gain, or entertainment.


And while on the Holy Grail, but a less theological note:
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How could an object which had been destroyed, and not re-summoned be destroyed a second time? After all, the point behind using Ilya is that there needed to be a physical vessel to allow the destroyed grail to re-materialize. Since Ilya was not harmed, the grail was never materialized and therefore not capable of being destroyed.
While I extend my best wishes to the family of the poor cat girl sacrificed to in making that last comment, this isn't exactly Schrodinger's grail.

I also took issue with the problems the story faced surrounding the back story of Saber:
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Being that Saber is King Aurthur, and King Aurthur was Killed by the Mordred, the son of Arthur and his half-sister Morgause. Seeing as there was no indication that there was no indication of any relation ship with a man, this situation becomes rather implausible even when all the genders are reversed. I also find the story behind the scabbard to be poorly explained. The story lead us to believe the motivation behind the tale was the loss of the village in the last major series of battles; however, a hero must have a reason to desire to fight in the Holy Grail wars. Seeing the sense of resolution, the same point in time must have been the source for the desire in both instances. Therefore, Saber should have had the scabbard of Excalibur at the end of the series. Not that it explains the existence of the scabbard from the previous war.

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In any case I just finished Fruits Basket and found it to be quite entertaining. There were a few time when this felt a bit contrived, but the depth of the characters and over-all good pacing more than compensated. I was also impressed with the English Dub; great job.

Then, I also ran though the first season of Kodocha. For what I expected to be slap-stick humor, the characters surprised me with their depth. It also turned out to be a bit more emotionally charged than expected. I'll watch season 2 some point soon.

I believe my next series will be Kashimashi.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 07:27 PM

Finished The Third: the Girl with the Blue Eye. Did anybody else notice the animation style change several times during the series and why was that?
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk

I believe my next series will be Kashimashi.

Good choice, even if it was sub-only, I certainly don't regret buying it. The NASA scene in the first episode will surprise you with how quickly it turned from good English to Engrish. grin
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 09:13 PM

You know, some of the best moments of dialog I've ever heard came from Engrish. My favorite is the cursing in Blue Seed. Makes me laugh every time.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 10:52 PM

Started watching Cool Dimension (non anime) and had to stop half way. This is a bad version of a b-movie. No story, no background, no memorable characters, and bad fight scenes.

So i went back to anime...and started Pani Poni Dash. Much, much better choice! and am enjoying it all so far!
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 02/28/09 10:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finished The Third: the Girl with the Blue Eye. Did anybody else noticed the animation style change several times during the series and why was that?


I noticed that too. As to why it happened i don't know. Tho i am curious now.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/01/09 09:33 AM

I'll say this-when I buy something I never get rid of it-there are dvds in my anime collection that I got 5 or 6 years ago at Mediaplay for full retail (don't do that anymore) such as "Please Save My Earth" that I watched 5 minutes of and mumbled "this sucks" and put away only to watch years later and liked it the 2nd time-go figure? Just got started on Rozen Maiden.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/01/09 02:39 PM

Well, just finished Kashimashi. Good show. I didn't dig episode 13, it felt a bit too forced. I suppose that isn't much of a complaint when compared to the rest of the series. I guess over all, I am a bit torn as to whether it could have been a 24-26 episode series and explored some of background surrounding the initial transformation in more depth. While I wold have loved some more exposition, I'm having a hard time convincing my-self it could have doubled in length.

I'm not sure what I'm going to get into next. I've got Princess Tutu and Gravitation sitting in front of me, but I think I need a change of pace. Perhaps, Gravion or Gao Gai Gar. One of these days, I'll make another attempt to watch Jinki:Extend, last time I was a bit sick and kept falling asleep. It is not a show you understand with pieces of the plot missing.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/01/09 06:35 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Well, just finished Kashimashi. Good show. I didn't dig episode 13, it felt a bit too forced. I suppose that isn't much of a complaint when compared to the rest of the series. I guess over all, I am a bit torn as to whether it could have been a 24-26 episode series and explored some of background surrounding the initial transformation in more depth. While I wold have loved some more exposition, I'm having a hard time convincing my-self it could have doubled in length.

I can understand why episode 13 probably didn't sit well with you. It was made as a post series OVA from what I've heard. I believe I've heard it said that it was made like an alternate ending or something. Basically a cop out to satisfy fans of the other girl in the story. I heard the same thing happened with Rumbling Hearts (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien), there's a 2nd season which is basically an alternate ending with the main character choosing the other girl. Though at least in its case, the story was based off of a game with mulitple endings so having an alternate ending for the anime didn't seem so off putting. The way episode 13 played out for Kashimashi didn't bug me that much.
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I thought it was good that Hazuma ended up with the girl that had been in love with him/her from the start.


Anyways, I again didn't intend to blow throw a whole series this quickly, but after having just purchased it yesterday I finished Negima. Blame that on the freak weather we're having. Just yesterday it was warm enough for short sleeves, and today it snowed. So I was stuck in the house (except for a few ventures outside to get the snow off of the satellite dish). Anyways, I thought it was a good series, the pacing was good, and honestly I think its better than Love Hina. Also glad I didn't know too much about it going in. The surprise that came at the end of episode 24 certainly turned the series in a different direction for me. I think that helped elevate it quite a bit for me. Even though I know the other series of Negima is just a re-telling/revision of the same story. I may just pick it up when all of it is available.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/01/09 07:46 PM

The tempo & style are both very different, not to mention the events that I assume will bring us to the same ultimate conclusion.

Love Hina, after Akira, was my first anime series to purchase & own. Love Hina was probably also the... 3rd... anime series for me to watch (first harem style romantic comedy). Sooo I feel quite a lot more strongly for it than I do Negima.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/01/09 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Gevin
The tempo & style are both very different, not to mention the events that I assume will bring us to the same ultimate conclusion.

Love Hina, after Akira, was my first anime series to purchase & own. Love Hina was probably also the... 3rd... anime series for me to watch (first harem style romantic comedy). Sooo I feel quite a lot more strongly for it than I do Negima.

Ah, well not counting stuff I saw in my youth before I knew it was anime. I'd say Ranma ½ and Tenchi Muyo were my first animes. I still hold Tenchi Muyo in high regard, but I haven't watched Ranma since maybe a couple years after I first bought it on VHS. Nor have I even seen any of it past its first season. Now I didn't mean to imply that I thought Love Hina was bad in any way, but having just watched both series consecutively I personally think Negima! was better. Not sure why, perhaps because it didn't feel like the typical harem anime. And because I had already seen Love Hina through less than legal means last summer before I bought it. So I suppose that not having seen Negima! at all before kinda helped. I didn't know what to expect, so it felt fresher I guess.

Back to business, I think I'll start on season one of The Slayers later on tonight once I get away from my computer.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/01/09 10:14 PM

That pretty much makes episode 13 work out. If you haven't noticed my yearning for a satisfying ending here recently, episode 13 is a pretty sloppy end compared to the end of episode 12.

Well, I've moved on to GaoGaiGar in the hopes that there won't be enough plot to leave anything unresolved. So far it is pretty typical of the monster-of-the-day plots, though there is some potential for the characters. I'm at the end of disk 3, it seems that they aren't going to bother with developing much more depth at this point. Just as well, the archetypes tend to be a bit boring for this type of show. Best leave it at action; good old fashioned sci-fi smack down!
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/02/09 10:27 AM

Well again there was a change in plans. I believe that I'll hold of on watching season one of The Slayers 'til I get hold of the other two. I was going to save Planetes for last among the last batch of anime I recently purchased, but I watched the first disc of it last night. Pretty good so far. I would like to think that I would have found my way around to this one even without the obscenely good deal ($7.99 for the complete collection) I got it on.
Posted by: SlaughterX

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/02/09 02:43 PM

Ippo - New Challenger, in glorious (720p) HD! I hope it coems out on Blu-Ray domestically.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/02/09 09:55 PM

I just finished Koi Kaze up (Good Lord was that incredibly disturbing/depressing.) Now I just need to figure what to watch next. I have quite the backlog so it's not that I don't have anything to watch, I just don't know which to start with.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/02/09 11:06 PM

Finished the 2nd disc of Planetes today, definitely starting to like this one. Episode 10 caught me by surprise for sure, but it was a good surprise. I'm tempted to watch the next disc already, but I'm trying to pace myself after blowing through the last two I watched so quickly. Its gonna be a while before I buy any more anime I'm outta space on my shelf. frown
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/02/09 11:41 PM

Toradora SOS

I really want to cave my own head in after watching this.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/02/09 11:55 PM

Right now I'm finishing up Rozen Maiden and then on to Rozen Maiden
Traumend-I'll never look at gothic dolls the same again-creepy!
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/03/09 07:28 AM

LuckySeven- If I were trimming the fat off of your collection, the following would go: Grenadier, Eiken, & Rush Hour 2.
From your collection I previously owned Ai Yori Aoshi, Chobits, & Strawberry Eggs,... & I trimmed them off. Sometimes I regret doing this.. So I won't suggest the act unless you really think it's for the best.
..I might recollect them in thinpack form if given the opportunity. Chobits is the most likely candidate for recollection.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/03/09 08:30 AM

I don't know about getting rid of stuff, I still have all my anime on VHS, its just somewhere else, since I know I won't be purchasing anymore anime on VHS again. I'll probably just look into getting a proper storage shelf for my DVDs. What I have them on now is actually a bookshelf and the bottom 2 shelves (which aren't pictured, because my bed is blocking it) hold an encyclopedia.

As far as the anime you mentioned goes, except for Giant Robo, Castle In The Sky, Cutey Honey, Gunsmith Cats, Moldiver, Nuku Nuku, Princess Mononoke, Project A-Ko, Spirited Away, and that first volume of Tenchi Muyo OVA 3, everything else was purchased within the last 6 to 8 months. Even if I was looking to get rid of something I don't think I'd dump stuff I've had for less than a year.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/03/09 10:55 AM

As an FYI if you plan on storing those VHS long term you want to store them on either their short end (rewound tape facing down) or on their sides (tape hatch down.) Stacking them like that can lead to tape settlement.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/04/09 09:57 AM

Finished up Bubblegum Crisis 2040. Moved on to Dirty Pair OVA's, Kanon, Suzuka.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 01:52 AM

Minami-ke Okaeri episode 9
I liked this episode. No, I mean I REALLY liked this episode. The 3rd story was a bit on the average side, but the first 2 are classic Minami-ke gold. I also took note of actually spotting a Mikan box. I am sure that I have seen them in the past but this was the first that I actually took note of.

Originally Posted By: "spoiler"
The thing that I just found so fascinating and really just sucked me in was within the first minute of the thing it starts off with Kana getting some oranges out of the aforementioned mikan box. She goes and sits next to Chiaki who is reading. They focus on Chiaki as she watches Kana eat. You can just see it in the way it was drawn, she is sitting there watching her like a dog would watch its owner eat in front of it. Food is in reach but nooooooot quiet sure if she should go for it. She is wondering if maybe some would be offered up her way as well. Looking over in the direction that Kana entered the room like, maybe I should go check it out or maybe someone else will come in with food. Is it worth the time and effort to go check things out or just wait and see what happens? Finally reaching for it and getting denied. Awesome, awesome acting and animation.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 07:58 AM

Just watched the second disc of Strawberry Marshmallow. Not having heard a single person mention this anime before I bought it I would say that it could probably be mentioned in the under-rated anime thread. I'm finding it to be a lot of fun.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 10:15 AM

oh, it has been talked about. it is quiet popular.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 11:01 AM

In all of the chatter about other things I failed to mention that I'm already finished with the 4th disc of Planetes. Definitely enjoying this a lot. I suppose I didn't expect much since as I've stated before I got quite a steal of a deal on the complete collection of it ($7.99). The events in the 4th disc caught me by surprise,
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just when I thought the series was going the romance route with Hachimaki and Tanabe, it went off in a different direction with Hachimaki apparently becoming totally focused on joining the Jupiter expedition.


I'm very happy with Planetes, though I think some of it has to do with me not knowing much about it in the first place. Even now I've avoided the temptation of spoiling the series for myself by reading up any info or descriptions of it. Not even checking out info on the English voice cast. Which is usually a bare minimum thing for me with any anime I'm interested in but haven't seen yet. I'm enjoying series very much. Also as I have said before its nice to see an anime where all the characters are adults. And other than Hachimaki's brother not a single school uniform in sight. Don't get me wrong, I'll watch any anime if its good, but its just nice to see something not revolving around school or school aged characters.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 11:26 AM

You think you have seen everything Planetes has to offer? You have not seen anything yet. This was definitely a sleeper hit for me last year. I was aware of it for some time but never got around to buying it until a Bandai sale last year. I had figured it was OOP so that’s why I waited so long. Even with the 2nd disk all but unwatchable *I still need to send that off for a replacement* this one was a very fun ride.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 11:45 AM

Just finished :
Kaleido Star season 1 (cute series, need to start New Wings next)
Indian Summer OVA (I went into this with low expectations and was pleasently surprised. Yes it has adult situations and tons of fan service, but it also has good animation and is quite funny.) Recommend
Non-anime:
Vermilion Pleasure Night -bizarre, strange, demented and sometimes funny and entertaining.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 02:52 PM

Finished up Baldr Force EXE. Wasn't all that impressed with it. It felt like i was watching a rip off of Lain .
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 05:32 PM

Sometimes is right, Hobby.
I tried sharing Vermilion with some friends a while back. ... I got some wretched feedback.
Absolutely has its highlights, though.

Sorry to hear that, Stargates.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Finished up Baldr Force EXE. Wasn't all that impressed with it. It felt like i was watching a rip off of Lain .

I didn't think it was all that bad. I think. Sowehow I just barely remember seeing it and it wasn't that long ago. I had picked up my copy and said, "we need to watch this". My daughter then said we'd already seen it. She then spent the next few minutes jogging my memory. I honestly couldn't remember seeing it at first. Need to see it again to see what I can't remember.laugh
That's never happened before with me. It kind of scared me.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Gevin

Sorry to hear that, Stargates.


I was wanting to check it out anyway, so don't worry about it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 11:16 PM

Finished disc number five of Planetes today. Series just keeps getting better, and the plot twists in this volume worked. I was genuinely shocked at how certain events played out. Kinda disappointed that I only have one disc left, but I'm really looking forward to the it as well. I have yet to find anything to dislike about this series other than disc four being a tad flawed (froze for a few seconds a couple of times), but again that's nothing about the show itself. Depending on how it ends this may get a re-watch within a month or two.
Posted by: R1Budha

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 11:17 PM

currently watching Darker than black....

and yes, im watching all of it via torrents....

i own the discs that are out already, but im not interested in waiting on their schedule, just like deathnote.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/05/09 11:41 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Finished disc number five of Planetes today. Series just keeps getting better, and the plot twists in this volume worked. I was genuinely shocked at how certain events played out. Kinda disappointed that I only have one disc left, but I'm really looking forward to the it as well. I have yet to find anything to dislike about this series other than disc four being a tad flawed (froze for a few seconds a couple of times), but again that's nothing about the show itself. Depending on how it ends this may get a re-watch within a month or two.


But wait, there’s more!!

Yeah, my disk 2 had the exact same problem. Only there were 2 episodes that I was able to actually watch. The others the video was just garbled to nothing. But the audio still worked so I just pretended I was listening to oldie time radio.
Posted by: Battra92

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/06/09 06:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Just finihed :
Kaleido Star season 1 (cute series, need to start New Wings next)


I may start that myself tonight. I really enjoyed Season 1 so we'll see.

Quote:

Vermilion Pleasure Night -bizarre, strange, demented and sometimes funny and entertaining.


VPN certainly is weird and bizarre. I showed the English lessons to an ex-gf of mine and I thought she'd die.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/06/09 09:39 PM

I finished off Strawberry Marshmallow last night. An entire weeks vacation and I only managed to finish off one series. Oh well, soon it will be back to normal and I'll have to keep working through things even more slowly.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/06/09 09:45 PM

Just finished up My-Hime and I would put it in my top 20 animes I've seen. It had some bad moments, but overall it was pretty good. Has anyone seen My-Otome and if you have what did you think of it? I know it's not a sequal, but a spin-off of the original series. I've seen mixed reviews about it and I'm not sure if it's going to be worth watching or not.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/06/09 10:20 PM

blind watch of My-Otome, it isn't bad. not good, but not bad either. but it isn't as good as My-hIME
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/07/09 10:35 AM

My Otome isn't a spinoff of My Hime technically-they took the characters from My Hime and put them in an alternate universe-in other words the only thing the 2 series have in common is the characters, the stories are completly different as are the roles they have-as to which of the 2 is better-I'd have to say I enjoyed both equally.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/07/09 03:38 PM

Finally got around to the last disc of Planetes. What can I say, this is without question one of the better anime series that I have seen. The ending came off just right. There were a few times I was left wondering if they were gonna screw over one of the characters in the end, but everything worked out, and without seeming forced for the sake of wrapping up things because they realized they were running out of episodes. If I ever bothered to make a list of all time favorite anime that I have seen, then this would certainly be #4 or higher. I hope I'm not gushing over this too much. But right now I really feel that is a series of the highest quality. I might even recommend this one to some of my friends that aren't anime fans.

Oh well that's done now, next up for me is either season one of The Slayers or Tenjho Tenge. Hmm... then again I may just go out and see if dumb luck strikes again for me and I find another good one that I know next to nothing about beyond its name. smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/07/09 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
blind watch of My-Otome, it isn't bad. not good, but not bad either. but it isn't as good as My-hIME
Have to say for me that Mai-Hime was definately the better of the two. Much more enjoyable and easier to get into the story and characters than Mai-Otome.

Originally Posted By: zrdb
My Otome isn't a spinoff of My Hime technically-they took the characters from My Hime and put them in an alternate universe-in other words the only thing the 2 series have in common is the characters, the stories are completly different as are the roles they have-as to which of the 2 is better-I'd have to say I enjoyed both equally.
For a scifi story this one definately didn't keep my interest. I couldn't watch this in long stretches. Had to watch in small spurts. It seemed like it tried too hard to try and tell an alternate story which tried to surpass Hime and failed to do so.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/07/09 05:41 PM

LuckySeven, it is good to hear you enjoyed PLANETES. I have to agree the ending was pretty darn good, and over all a great addition to almost any collection.

Personally, I just finished GaoGaiGar. The series was one of the best monster-of-the-day type show's I've seen. The characters, while extremely stereo-typical and predictable, were still well developed and contained a surprising amount of depth. They also possessed qualities which make it easy to draw the audience into the characters; a feat which is not trivial in a show formula with as many transformation sequences as lines of plot dialog. I liked the ending over all; although, it was not what I really anticipated.
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I am beginning to get a little tired of children acting well beyond the capability of a 8-9 year old. Mamoru heading off into space to fight an enemy which may or may not exist isn't the kind of act which I would expect from anyone without much thought and reflection. While not the perpetual flaw that plagued Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, It still tainted what was an otherwise superior ending for a series in this genre.

Next up? I'm debating between finishing Pani Poni Dash, re-watching Mao-chan, or perhaps season 2 of Kodocha
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/07/09 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
My Otome isn't a spinoff of My Hime technically-they took the characters from My Hime and put them in an alternate universe-in other words the only thing the 2 series have in common is the characters, the stories are completly different as are the roles they have-as to which of the 2 is better-I'd have to say I enjoyed both equally.


Ah ok. Thanks for clearing that up. I was just going by the review I read of it and it was calling it a spinoff.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/07/09 09:37 PM

I finally completed watching Gurren Lagann. An insane series to be sure, but it was a hell of a lot of fun. I honestly would have preferred no epilogue, but oh well.
I loved the energy & heart of this series.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/07/09 11:57 PM

Alright, so I think I should define my anime watching a bit before making this post.

1) If there is nothing to watch on TV, I will either play computer games or watch a DVD. I just finished my 2nd run of Fallout 3 so I am not really interested in starting another guy just yet so I fell back onto DVDs.
2) If what I am watching on DVD even half way keeps my attention then I will just keep watching until I either pass out or run into something that captures my attention more then the DVD.

In the last 2 days I watched all of Utawarerumono.
Was it worthy of devoting that much time that quickly to? Maybe, maybe not. It was far better then I was expecting. The fact that at no time did I find myself bored with this anime didn't give me reason to stop for a wile. It reminded me an awful lot of Twelve kingdoms in the way that it kept the story moving forward even if I did want it to slow down for a sec.

Did it need to be 26 episodes long? Well, the amount of content that it covered couldn't have been done in 13 episodes. No chance of that happening. Could it have been expanded into a 52 episode anime? Oh heck yeah. Really easy. Would it have hurt it? Yeah probably. If there was an OVA would I watch it? Only if it expanded a bit on the back story. Because what it reviled in the last couple of episodes alone could have been a 13 episode run and it would have been nice to know a bit about the situation. Even if in the end it wasn't really all that needed.
Posted by: games4yosoul

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/08/09 10:27 AM

A fiend of mine always wanted me to check out Initial D even though I don't really like or care for racing and after watching half of season 1 I been watching non stop compulsively for days! I'm almost done with 4th stage now.

I had no idea this series was this good!
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/08/09 02:17 PM

So in the last few days I've managed to finish 'Toward the Terra' (TV) and Witchblade. Toward the Terra wasn't a waste of time but after realizing that about
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60% of the cast were introduced simply to be killed kind of bothered me.
Worth watching though and I may pick it up again sometime.

Witchblade was a fun action series but the ending felt way too anti climatic. It also suffered from pointless villain syndrome in the finale as well which was unfortunate.

Just started Baccano last night, I'm digging on it but I'm finding the large cast of characters and constant switching of time frames to be confusing.

Anyways... *disappears again into lurkdom*
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/09/09 08:08 AM

Quote:
Just started Baccano last night, I'm digging on it but I'm finding the large cast of characters and constant switching of time frames to be confusing.
When I was at the Funimation panel at NYCC they played the trailer and talked a little about the show. He said basically the same thing, it can be confusing to watch but the payoff is worth it in the end.

That is one of the reasons I have not purchased it yet, I am waiting either for a complete collection release or at least until all the individual volumes are out so I can marathon it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/09/09 06:28 PM

Just finished the forth disc of Tenjho Tenge (halfway mark) a little while ago. I don't know if its because there's something about it I'm just not getting. But I haven't been too impressed with it. There does seems to be some sort of plot, but I feel like its getting lost in all the fight scenes and fan-service. Then again maybe its just because after seeing Planetes and it being so good that this was gonna be a let down no matter what. The way this show has drawn out things you'd expect to be as long as Bleach, DBZ, or Naruto. I'm not gonna pass judgment and say its crap without finishing it, but it is starting to feel that way. Hopefully the 2nd half of the series will do something to improve my final opinion on this. But right now I'm not too enthusiastic.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/09/09 08:23 PM

Right now-Elemental Gelade and Tales of Symphonia.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 03:55 PM

I just completed Shigurui: Death Frenzy. The series starts off strong & gives the impression all the way through that we are to learn certain things by the end. We learn some but not all. Also, while the gore is beautiful & spectacular, about a quarter or so into the film, it becomes rather rare.
I honestly expected quite a bit more from this period piece action drama. ..Especially given the series proper introduction/prologue.

I'm especially disappointed by the fact that the series never comes full circle.

On BluRay the series is gorgeous.
Any differing opinions?
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 05:11 PM

Working on Suzuka, Innocent Venus, Gunparade March, and Mai-Hime.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 05:30 PM

I got to watch a little of the Ninja Scroll movie last night, which was playing on the SciFi channel. Unfortunely, I had to do something else so I didn't get to finish the movie. So I decided I'm going to buy the movie on RightStuf.

Have you guys seen this movie before?

Is it also a manga or an anime series?
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 05:43 PM

Saw the movie awhile back. The story wasn't too bad, though it did have some scenes in there that definately make it for mature veiwers. If i remmember right the story for Ninja Scroll is the same one that Basilisk is based on.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Saw the movie awhile back. The story wasn't too bad, though it did have some scenes in there that definately make it for mature veiwers. If i remmember right the story for Ninja Scroll is the same one that Basilisk is based on.

I was thinking if it was related to Basilisk while watching the movie. I guess it is.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 05:55 PM

I've also read that Shinobi Heart Under Blade is also a live action movie version of that story as well (also very good).
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
I got to watch a little of the Ninja Scroll movie last night, which was playing on the SciFi channel. Unfortunely, I had to do something else so I didn't get to finish the movie. So I decided I'm going to buy the movie on RightStuf.

Have you guys seen this movie before?

Is it also a manga or an anime series?

The movie is very good, but alas as Stargates said it has a couple of very adult scenes that I am sure that Sci Fi channel cut. There is a TV series that I have yet to see. It is available in box sets, although discontinued.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 08:30 PM

I'm just starting Brigadoon-older series released by Tokyopop long oop-it must not have been very popular.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 08:30 PM

No question, Ninja Scroll has some very adult scenes. Adult enough that to my poor unaware aunt who happened to pick the 3 worst possible times time to walk in on me while I was viewing it. She thought I was looking at a pornographic cartoon, and gave me a earful over it as well. frown
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/10/09 09:35 PM

Watched Tales of Phantasia tonight, which was much better than expected in all the technical ways (good animation, effective (if not great) musical score, etc.)

The lack of character development and the at times difficult to follow story make it one I can't recommend to anyone who isn't already a fan of the game but if you liked the game it is pretty good.

Also watched an episode of Pani Poni Dash and Rozen Maiden. Both seemed to be strong shows with the possibility of getting stronger but Pani Poni Dash definitely won the night for what I plan on watching more of right away.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 02:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
I got to watch a little of the Ninja Scroll movie last night, which was playing on the SciFi channel. Unfortunely, I had to do something else so I didn't get to finish the movie. So I decided I'm going to buy the movie on RightStuf.

Have you guys seen this movie before?

Is it also a manga or an anime series?

The movie is very good, but alas as Stargates said it has a couple of very adult scenes that I am sure that Sci Fi channel cut. There is a TV series that I have yet to see. It is available in box sets, although discontinued.

Does this mean that I won't be able to find the TV series on RightStuf?
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 11:05 AM

Zettai Shougeki ~Platonic Heart~ complete

Just mute the audio and play this on loop.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyheXyOQNn0
I am pretty sure that song should have been the main song.

it has horrible art *color*, it has a horrible story, it is only 5 episodes long, if you are going to watch this you might as well be watching a battle hentai, so yeah............ big thumbs down from me.

Here is the ironic thing. I was able to watch all of this but I couldn't make it to my standard 3 episodes with School days. so how much do you think I dislike that one?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
No question, Ninja Scroll has some very adult scenes. Adult enough that to my poor unaware aunt who happened to pick the 3 worst possible times time to walk in on me while I was viewing it. She thought I was looking at a pornographic cartoon, and gave me a earful over it as well. frown

Fortunately, my nephews will never have that problem. wink
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
I got to watch a little of the Ninja Scroll movie last night, which was playing on the SciFi channel. Unfortunely, I had to do something else so I didn't get to finish the movie. So I decided I'm going to buy the movie on RightStuf.

Have you guys seen this movie before?

Is it also a manga or an anime series?

The movie is very good, but alas as Stargates said it has a couple of very adult scenes that I am sure that Sci Fi channel cut. There is a TV series that I have yet to see. It is available in box sets, although discontinued.

Does this mean that I won't be able to find the TV series on RightStuf?


RightStuf doesn't have it, though they have the manga. You can still find the series out there if you want though you have to do a little searching for it.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 05:06 PM

Is the TV series for Ninja Scroll worth getting in anyone's opinion.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 05:16 PM

Now that I finally got all of my material together and my dvd is almost made I'm getting ready to watch Kannagi-Crazy Shrine Maidens, I've heard nothing but good things about this series.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
Is the TV series for Ninja Scroll worth getting in anyone's opinion.

Same question here. I enjoyed the movie, but I'm not sure about the series. If it's toned down from the movie, I probably won't like it.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 06:55 PM

Edit: The following regards Ninja Ressurection: Jubei's Revenge rather than the Ninja Scroll TV series. I had read about the former so much by the time the latter came out that I've actually never distinguished between the two. Thank you for the damage-control LuckySeven.

From what I gather it's relation to the original is tenuous at best and was rather overplayed to [presumably] cash in on the success of the original. It sounds like they're best viewed with mindset of them being separate properties. That said, it's not as well received by those viewing in either mindset nor does it sound as gritty or compelling as the original; the general consensus seems to be that it's good but not great.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 09:12 PM

So basically its about on the same level as Ninja Ressurection: Jubei's Revenge? Okay well maybe not quite that much. I think that one tried to pass itself off as being connected to Ninja Scroll but the only connection was that both had characters named Jubei in them. I can't say for sure since I haven't actually seen it, that's just what I've heard.

Anyways, after hitting the halfway point with Tenjho Tenge (and not really getting it too well either) I decided to give myself a break and I watched the Negima?! Spring and Summer OVA Specials. It was a tad bit heavy on the fan service, but otherwise funny and entertaining. I gotta say the schoolgirl commentary was also good too. I think that's the first time I've watched a commentary track in a while, if not the first time period. That was a well needed break from Tenjho Tenge's take itself way too seriously storyline. But alas, I went back to it today and viewed discs 5 and 6. Getting better, but I feel that this one won't get a re-watch for a very long time if at all.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/11/09 09:37 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
So basically its about on the same level as Ninja Ressurection: Jubei's Revenge?


I am an idiot. My comments, were actually in reference to Ninja Resurrection as you so keenly picked up on. Because of its marketing as the sequel to Ninja Scroll, I managed to completely miss the fact that the TV series was actually a different property. I did manage to get the general opinion about right. While people truly revile Ninja Ressurection: Jubei's Revenge, the opinion of Ninja Scroll(TV) is generally good (but not glowing).

Thanks for setting me straight LuckySeven.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/12/09 10:18 AM

Quote:
Is the TV series for Ninja Scroll worth getting in anyone's opinion.


It's decent... not great. I preferred the movie but some people prefer the TV series. They gave Jubei a super power. There's 2 warring super powered ninja clans. Some of the more creative characters you'll ever see.

Basically, it's a lot like Basilisk minus the engaging storyline.

However, if you like sword-toting action romps with many "wtf were they smoking when they thought up this character?" moments, it's probably up your alley.

Quote:
That was a well needed break from Tenjho Tenge's take itself way too seriously storyline. But alas, I went back to it today and viewed discs 5 and 6. Getting better, but I feel that this one won't get a re-watch for a very long time if at all.


It doesn't really improve much from there. I sold TT a while back and actually plan to re-buy it mainly because I find the first 5 episodes to be really enjoyable. The only closure you'll get is the story of Shin.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/12/09 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
That was a well needed break from Tenjho Tenge's take itself way too seriously storyline. But alas, I went back to it today and viewed discs 5 and 6. Getting better, but I feel that this one won't get a re-watch for a very long time if at all.

It doesn't really improve much from there. I sold TT a while back and actually plan to re-buy it mainly because I find the first 5 episodes to be really enjoyable. The only closure you'll get is the story of Shin.

Well I didn't actually buy it for myself. My 13 year old brother bugged me about this one a lot so when it was on sale I went ahead and got it. And after he marathoned the whole 26 episodes in one day, and said how good he thought it was. I figured I'd watch it myself since I paid 100% for it. Like I said before, I'll finish it, but I don't see this going on my re-watch list for a long time if ever.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/12/09 09:28 PM

Got in and watched Darker than Black vol. 3. I'm hoping by the end of this series I will be able to say that they tied up all the questions I have, but at this point, they just keep adding more and more, so it is a bit hard to come to terms with the show. That said, it is a very entertaining watch, the dub is excellent, and the lead character I really like.

Also just watched Fate/Stay Night disc 3. A lot more action now, and it doesn't seem like the action will stop for a while. This is a good thing though, as the first two discs moved along a little slower than they may have needed to. This is shaping up to be a strong show, not groundbreaking in any particular area but very strong and fairly consistent all around.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/12/09 11:58 PM

Got in and watched Lucky Star v6. Also got in Video Girl Ai and watched that as well. Forgot how fun that show was.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 01:04 AM

I'm currently trying my hardest to get through E's Otherwise. Horribly cliché so far and after 10 episodes I still don't really care about what's happening... which is a bad sign. My hopes for this series have quickly become "I hope it's good enough for me to finish it."

I guess it says something when the first episode I really enjoyed was episode 8 titled "interlude" which was about one of the characters trying to make better ramen than this famous ramen shop and had nothing to do with the rest of the story. I usually watch 4-8 episodes in one sitting but so far with this it's been 1-2 per.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 01:24 AM

Toradora 23

You know, what I have enjoyed the most about this thing has been the rather unpredictability of it all. Sadly, I think this may be ending in a pretty stereo typical way. But, then again it may spin in another direction and the end may live up to what I was expecting of it. Still, really good.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 07:36 AM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
I'm currently trying my hardest to get through E's Otherwise. Horribly cliché so far and after 10 episodes I still don't really care about what's happening... which is a bad sign. My hopes for this series have quickly become "I hope it's good enough for me to finish it."

I know what you're saying, but I do like some of the characters.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 08:36 AM

I liked the first few episodes of E's Otherwise. It started out pretty good for me (not necessarily original, but that's okay) but then never ended up living up to my expectations. That said, I don't think it's so bad that you won't be able to finish it. Just don't expect to be wowed by it.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 09:39 AM

Hehe. I'm trying. It seems this latest plot arc is going to spice things up a bit. My expectations have nearly bottomed out so if it can redeem itself at all it will seem worth it. Reminds me a bit of S-Cry-ed but less fun to watch.

It also spawned an amusing conversation with a friend and I about anime clichés.

e.g. 17% of anime includes characters being manipulated by a government agency or corporation who pretend to be the "good guys" but truly have evil intentions.
36% of anime involves a post-apocalyptic era of society.
12% of anime involves preventing the apocalypse from happening (often under the guise of the "rebirth" of the world).
etc.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 11:31 AM

Sherry, Kai, and Yuuki saved E's Otherwise for me. Without them, I would have a much lower opinion of the series. Kai and Yuuki have good chemistry and they play off of each other very well. It's a shame they weren't doing so within the context of a better plot. Also, it's too bad that Sherry is only a minor character. I don't normally like brats, but she really seems to enjoy being a bad guy for its own sake. She needs to be an evil boss in a spinoff.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 04:29 PM

Quote:
Sherry, Kai, and Yuuki saved E's Otherwise for me. Without them, I would have a much lower opinion of the series. Kai and Yuuki have good chemistry and they play off of each other very well. It's a shame they weren't doing so within the context of a better plot. Also, it's too bad that Sherry is only a minor character. I don't normally like brats, but she really seems to enjoy being a bad guy for its own sake. She needs to be an evil boss in a spinoff.


Sherry was just introduced in the last episode I watched last night. I got kind of that creepy feeling
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in that Crying Game kind of way when they asked if she was really a boy and she said it was a secret...


The Kai/Yuki interaction is what has kept me watching it. The ramen episode is what convinced me to keep watching when I was debating shutting it off.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
Sherry was just introduced in the last episode I watched last night. I got kind of that creepy feeling
Click to reveal..
in that Crying Game kind of way when they asked if she was really a boy and she said it was a secret...

Oh, you mean...
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...this scene? "Oh, Shin-Lu, you're totally hurting my hand!" lol That's one of my favorite scenes in all of anime. The blank look on Shin-Lu's face is priceless!


Originally Posted By: zentropa
The Kai/Yuki interaction is what has kept me watching it. The ramen episode is what convinced me to keep watching when I was debating shutting it off.

Yeah, that's a good one. smile
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 05:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie

Oh, you mean...
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...this scene? "Oh, Shin-Lu, you're totally hurting my hand!" lol That's one of my favorite scenes in all of anime. The blank look on Shin-Lu's face is priceless!


Yes, that's the episode. I seem to remember something along the lines of not wearing a uniform properly and followed by the dialog that led to the creepiness.
Posted by: xia

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 07:10 PM

Actually not as much as I tend to watch, but some good shows nonetheless


Skip Beat
Following this one weekly, and it's definetly cracked my top ten. Sometimes Kyoko is so spastic that she'll make me laugh so hard I have tears running down my face. I will be so sad when this ends!

Slayers
I havent seen this show in about 11 years, and for some strange reason I felt the urge to rewatch it. Well, after such a long time i've forgotten some details so it feels as though i'm watching it for the first time. Definetly remember why I liked it so much to begin with.

Tenshi No Konamaiki
Been meaning to see this show for years- actually saw the first episode- but put it off in favor of other shows. On a whim I decided to just sit down and get to it, and i'm about 8 episodes in. Its a good show, but since i'm a long ways to being finished I havent really formed a solid opinion of it yet.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
Originally Posted By: Stefanie

Oh, you mean...
Click to reveal..
...this scene? "Oh, Shin-Lu, you're totally hurting my hand!" lol That's one of my favorite scenes in all of anime. The blank look on Shin-Lu's face is priceless!

Yes, that's the episode. I seem to remember something along the lines of not wearing a uniform properly and followed by the dialog that led to the creepiness.

I had this conversation with someone offline not long ago... If there's one anime character whom I wish I could be more like, it would be Caterina Sforza. If there's one anime character who reminds me of myself back in high school and college, it's Sherry... especially that sassy mouth of hers. I like to think I've matured since then. lol
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 09:12 PM

I'm going to start BECK tonight. I heard good things about this anime, so I'm looking forward to it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/13/09 09:18 PM

Right now Sakura Wars, New York, N.Y.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/14/09 10:21 AM

About to finish up the last disc of Kurau: Phantom Memory. A pretty decent series though I'm aggravated with the whole "lets save everybody even though it's going to cause severe damage to your own health and endanger everyone who hold dear" thing.laugh
Started Gligamesh last night. It's a little hard to follow at first and a little creepy.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/14/09 11:59 AM

Finally finished up Tenjho Tenge. While it ended up better than I expected (but not by much), I can totally understand why the first thing my bro said to me after he finished it was "Please tell me there's a season two of this". The pacing of this series begged for it to be longer than it was but if that's it, then it can't be helped. Anime companies and manga writers really need to cut out this crap with series that are basically telling you to read the manga if you want more.

With that out of the way, Next up for me is The Slayers season one. Or maybe I'll finally finish those Dirty Pair OVAs... grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/14/09 04:24 PM

Got in Claymore v4 so i'll start that today. Also got in Saikano boxset the other day and am just about half way through that one. This is the first time i've seen this in a long time and forgot some of it, so it's like watching it for the first time.

Still working on Suzuka and My-Hime as well.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/14/09 07:37 PM

Just finished disc 4 of Fate/Stay Night. Still going strong, though (maybe it's just me) it does appear that there is a slight drop in overall character art quality, especially when the shot is a bit farther out on a character, the close-up shots still look nearly identical to what they have been.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/14/09 07:55 PM

I've decided to re-watch Ah! My Goddess TV season 1.
Posted by: Risami

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/14/09 08:04 PM

going to watch spiral smile hopefully its good
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/15/09 07:36 PM

I'm going to finally finish Nadia-The Secret 0f Blue Water after 6 years.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/15/09 08:21 PM

Kemono no Souja Erin up to episode 7

oh man, this thing just........ wow.
Awesome, powerful stuff in this episode.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/15/09 08:31 PM

Finished up Claymore v4. bring on v5!
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/15/09 09:11 PM

Just finished up the first disc of Rozen Maiden as well as the last two discs of Fate/Stay Night.

Rozen Maiden I will hold off judgment on. If it is all leading somewhere the show may be good, if it isn't, well...I'll just have to see.

As for Fate/Stay Night, it ended as I expected it to, pretty much, which is a good and bad thing. A bit bittersweet I suppose. Overall a good show though, I always enjoyed watching it, which is a good thing.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 06:43 AM

Finished watching the second disc of Moon Phase (up to episode 14.) Even though the show is completely different from what I expected (my expectations were based entirely on the picture of the box cover) it has been great. I'm looking forward to watching this all the way through.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Finished watching the second disc of Moon Phase (up to episode 14.) Even though the show is completely different from what I expected (my expectations were based entirely on the picture of the box cover) it has been great. I'm looking forward to watching this all the way through.


can't get enough of that Nekomimi Mode!!!!

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Working that backlog

"You betta work, COVER GIRL. Work it girl, GIVE A TWIRL. Do your thing, and make love to the camera!"

Ah-hem. As I was saying.

Working on the backlog a little. Rozen Maiden vol 5; Rozen Maiden traumend vol 2.
Just as good as I remembered. This is still my fav anime involving dolls coming to life and battling each other until there is one that is standing victorious upon a pile of dead burnt doll bodies. Laughing maniacally and monologing about how once they are done with the dolls they are going to kill every person they can find finally enslaving the human populous. Using them to build a giant ray cannon to destroy some distant planet that no one has any knowledge of.

That aside, I have avoided Kemono no Souja Erin the last couple of days. Every time I am sitting in front of my computer and I start to think about starting up episode 8 I just can't seem to get it done. I have also found myself thinking of the last couple of minutes of episode 7 at odd times out of the blue and I can feel my self getting all twisted up inside about it. I don't think I am even close to emotionally ready to move on from the events in episode 7 and the lead up to them. Maybe after I get episode 10 when it comes out later this week I will be ready to rip into 8 - 10. blarg
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 10:25 AM

Finished knocking off Kurau: Phantom Memory last night. The ending left me frustrated.
Re-watched Black Magic M-66. It's been a few years since I'd seen it and I was able to finally find a DVD copy that didn't cost a mint.
Posted by: Hikari

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finished knocking off Kurau: Phabtom Memory last night. The ending left me frustrated.


Funny that. I thought the ending was satisfying. What didn't you like about it?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 12:29 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
Finished watching the second disc of Moon Phase (up to episode 14.) Even though the show is completely different from what I expected (my expectations were based entirely on the picture of the box cover) it has been great.

That was my experience, too.
Posted by: AnnaMay

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 05:45 PM

Well I'm simply blown away by volume 6 I purchased of RED GARDEN. What a great twist at the end on the bonus episodes!!

Aria - the first DVD set. I love the artwork, but for some reason I haven't been able to embrace the storyline nor the role of "president". I haven't decided to continue with the other volumes.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 06:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Hikari
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Finished knocking off Kurau: Phantom Memory last night. The ending left me frustrated.


Funny that. I thought the ending was satisfying. What didn't you like about it?

Well,
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I just basicly found most of the last episode confusing. I can only guess as to what happened to Kurau to make her lose the Rynax. Then there was this time skip that very tantalizingly touched on people's lives that encluded Kurau with a kid and no clue as to who the father was. Mostly it has to do the forced exile of Christmas away from Kurau. I know it gets complicated about the Rynax being gone and she returned to the Kurau before the accident, but she still had the memories from before and it made everyone seeem so sad of the separation. Then Christmas gives {birth?} to a little Kurau. What the ... I just found it to be too random.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 08:53 PM

Right now I'm getting into White Album-I kinda like it for the same reason I really liked Comic Party Revolution even though it isn't a comedy.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 10:05 PM

While being the 'best' this season wasn't exactly the hardest thing in the world (how can you fail when Akikan is your competition?), I do think that White Album is one of the best series of the season.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/17/09 11:45 PM

Halfway through season one of The Slayers. Decent enough series so far. Though from watching the dub, I can understand why they changed the voice actors for Zelgadas and Ameila after a few episodes. Neither one (Daniel Cronin and Joani Baker) was outright terrible, but they weren't great either. Their replacements (Crispin Freeman and Veronica Taylor respectively) were just better and seemed to fit the roles a lot more. Looking forward to the 2nd half of the series. Hopefully I'll finish up before my order with seasons two and three arrive. grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/18/09 04:08 PM

Finished up Suzuka & My-Hime. Started Maetel Legend.
Posted by: Kronofaviwun

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/18/09 11:38 PM

Just finished Shigurui and started on Full Metal Panic! TSR.
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/19/09 03:37 PM

Last night i watched Battle Angel i know its old but i like that movie i wish it would of gotten a series...

Also i just finished watching Samurai 7 for the first time and i liked it alot.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/19/09 03:53 PM

After finishing up Saikano needed something upbeat so i went back to Azumanga Diaoh.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/19/09 04:29 PM

I'm starting the last part of Kodocha.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/19/09 09:36 PM

Just got in and watched volume 15 of Bleach from Netflix. As a single volume of the series I would have to say that this volume (at least the first 4 episodes on it) is the best single volume to to date.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/20/09 07:13 AM

Watched Toradora episode 24. I love this show. I thought I had it figured out, but they still managed to slip me a little surprise. Well played Toradora!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/21/09 11:46 AM

I finisned Kannagi-Crazy Shrine Maidens-it twas' really entertaining.
Posted by: Otaku_Maniac

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/21/09 07:04 PM

Casshern Sins
Bamboo Blade
Lucky Star ( I watch this Series all the Time)
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/21/09 07:30 PM

Dangaizer where did you go? cry
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/22/09 01:12 AM

Aoi and Mutsuki-A Pair of Queens and Red Garden.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/23/09 10:38 AM

Started up Galaxy Railways again. Need to finish up Captain Harlock.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/23/09 12:47 PM

Watched the first disc of Best Student Council last night. Liked it so far, but I'll hold any real judgment until I've seen more.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/24/09 09:36 AM

Watched Claymore vol. 4 and started Baccano vol.1. Does anyone else find Baccano confusing?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/24/09 05:55 PM

Sora Kake Girl-it's kinda funny.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/25/09 03:58 PM

Finished up Queen Emeraldas. Didn't realize that it was a 4ep OVA and that ADV had only put out two of the four eps. As for if we'll see the rest...
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/25/09 04:37 PM

That type of thing ticks me off, even when I don't own any of it. lol
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/25/09 06:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Watched Claymore vol. 4 and started Baccano vol.1. Does anyone else find Baccano confusing?


Baccano is VERY confusing, I had to make a time line for myself just so that I could review the first volume. I'm not exactly excited to watch the next volume either because of that.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/25/09 09:34 PM

Just finished the last disc for season one of The Slayers. Good series overall, but it definitely showed its age a bit. I won't call it one of the all-time greats, but it should be seen as I believe it had a lot of influence on many of the series that came after it.

With that done, what's next? I have possession of seasons two and three of The Slayers now. So I could go with those, or perhaps throw in a change of pace like Midori Days or Tenchi Muyo GXP before I get to seasons two and three?
Posted by: zentropa

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/26/09 12:42 AM

I finished up Kino's Journey tonight. After reading reviews of it and during the first episode I was afraid it was going to be a mildly pretentious artsy-fartsy work that didn't live up to expectations... but after watching it, it was a nice little mildly thought-provoking set of stories and an interesting take on culture and free will.

I still don't think it quite lives up to its ratings, but it was a decent watch.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/26/09 07:46 AM

I watched the third disc (first disc of Part 2) of The Wallflower last night. Before I post my impressions, I'd like to give a quick explanation.

I watched the first part of The Wallflower not having read any of the manga. My sister loved it, and while I thought it was enjoyable I did not classify it as something I was dying to see the rest of immediately (I had the second half pre-ordered and had already filed it away in my mind as something to watch when I got around to it.) Then I picked up the first 11 volumes of the manga and read them (which may seem strange as I said I didn't love the anime, but my sister enjoyed it so I bought it anyway.)

I loved the manga and I found that I was able to appreciate the anime more after having read it. Now, watching the second part of the series I am extremely excited to finish it. I don't know why this happens to be the case. The anime sticks pretty closely to the manga (the timeline of when the individual stories (chapters) appear is changed around significantly for the anime, but the content of those stories remains very close to the manga) and the characters are played exactly as I would picture them when reading (personally I think the dub is rather outstanding for this series.)

Anyway, this is the first time this has happened when watching an anime adaptation of a manga. Normally I will like one more than the other for whatever reason, but this is the first time I remember where I actually gain more enjoyment from reading and watching them together.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/26/09 12:18 PM

Just finished off Toradora.

I can't WAIT for this one to get an R1. Wile I still think that Kemono no Souja Erin is my current favorite that I am following, this one is right up there. And as far as "school life, love fest" anime is concerned it tops the list of stuff I have seen.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/26/09 12:23 PM

Just watched Toradora as well. Anxiously awaiting a release here. The final episode was not my favorite episode of the series, but certainly a good finish to the show.
Posted by: Risami

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/26/09 06:56 PM

i finish off toradora as well i want it dub now!
and as of now i'm trying to figure out which to watch spiral or ragnarok the animation (now i wanna play my stalker on ragnarok lol)
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/27/09 06:14 AM

Finished off The Wallflower yesterday. A very good show, and as I mentioned before, it got even better (for me) after having read some of the manga.

Also started in on a few episodes of D Gray Man, which seems good enough so far, and a couple episodes of Kenichi. As far as Kenichi goes the art is bad to the point of being bothersome (not all the art I suppose, really just the clothing that is put on the characters, which just doesn't look right.) That said, I didn't expect this show to be "good" it simply is what it is, a rather mindless shonen series where our hero will somehow manage to defeat each of his opponents even though by all rights they should easily beat the snot out of him.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/28/09 11:10 AM

Watched Midori Days yesterday. It was a pretty good series over all. The fan service (if you can really call it that) was out of place for the feel of the series. (Did I really just say there was too much fan service!?)

Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/28/09 11:34 AM

The thing that I love about Midori Days has to be the fact that they "didn't go there".

When I first came upon Midori Days I was fully expecting this to be full of horrible sexual references. They kept it clean, the story was genuinely sweet, and I really got into the characters.

It is extremely far down on the list of my favorite anime, but I really did enjoy it and I would have no problems popping it into the player on some random day.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/28/09 11:39 AM

Yes, it is stupid, it is horrible on so many levels, and there is very little to like about it. But I just finished off Dokuro-chan. I picked it up last weekend knowing full well what it was but I had to do it. Just had to. It is like driving by a car accident. You just can't help but look. And when you see that cat just sitting there on the tire of the car that flipped upside down, I dare you to no smile a little. But I also have a morbid love of both of the ending songs.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/28/09 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: long time lurker
Yes, it is stupid, it is horrible on so many levels, and there is very little to like about it. But I just finished off Dokuro-chan. I picked it up last weekend knowing full well what it was but I had to do it. Just had to. It is like driving by a car accident. You just can't help but look. And when you see that cat just sitting there on the tire of the car that flipped upside down, I dare you to no smile a little. But I also have a morbid love of both of the ending songs.

Hah! Dokuro-chan is awesome and the openings and closings are great for the series.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/28/09 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Watched Midori Days yesterday. It was a pretty good series over all. The fan service (if you can really call it that) was out of place for the feel of the series. (Did I really just say there was too much fan service!?)

I just got hold of this with my last RightStuf order. I have seen it before but its been a while, I don't really remember it having any fan-service in it. Oh well, I suppose I'll see for sure when I watch it again, it just won't be first since I usually try to save the better stuff in my orders for last.
Posted by: stargates

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/29/09 02:49 AM

Finishing up Clannad After Story and going to start up Aria the Natrual pt2
Posted by: Gevin

Re: What Anime Are You Currently Viewing? - 03/29/09 07:45 AM

Midori has a few wardrobe slips & ...the guy character with a name... his sister (I'm pretty certain) has a few scenes when they visit the bathhouse.
Posted by: GreenGel

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