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I usually watch things about a year too late, so I've started on Konosuba, just finished episode 5. Very good show, though I think I may have watched too much anime since I called all the main characters' traits before the first words out of their mouth. Darkness especially.

My mom actually came over halfway through episode 5 and I finished it with her. She enjoyed it too, surprisingly, so that MUST mean it's good. She's not really an anime fan.


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In fairness, Konosuba is a parody. XD It's sort of meant for all the traits to be easily recognizable, since that's what they're riffing on.


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Tacticslion wrote:

???

Wwwhhhhaaaa...?

I have no idea how you even human, bro?

Freehold DM wrote:
I have no idea how you could have liked the film.

... how could you not?

Like, I'm genuinely curious - what was it about the film that bothered you so?

To me, it was a slow, but really sweet moment in the life of a girl - and that was all it purported to be.


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Rednal wrote:
In fairness, Konosuba is a parody. XD It's sort of meant for all the traits to be easily recognizable, since that's what they're riffing on.

I know it is, but I feel like if I hadn't seen so many anime the "reveal" would have been more surprising. =)

It's not a knock on the show, it's me coming to the realization that masochist characters really are THAT COMMON in anime. Which is just weird, man.


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Sundakan wrote:

I usually watch things about a year too late, so I've started on Konosuba, just finished episode 5. Very good show, though I think I may have watched too much anime since I called all the main characters' traits before the first words out of their mouth. Darkness especially.

My mom actually came over halfway through episode 5 and I finished it with her. She enjoyed it too, surprisingly, so that MUST mean it's good. She's not really an anime fan.

Ha, my mom actually comes around for afternoon tea to watch YowaPeddal. Kind of a tradition that started years ago with an Anime called Secret of Cerulean Sand

Sometimes Moms will surprise you


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The only other anime we've ever watched together is Fullmetal Alchemist (the original, we actualy rented the DVDs from Netflix as they were coming out). To be fair, she says she'd watch more but A.) She usually doesn't want to read subtitles (and a lot of good anime aren't dubbed) and B.) She hates it when the artstyle shifts (particularly to chibi character models). This was the main reason she dropped FMA: Brotherhood, and hasn't watched anything since.

I keep telling her she should watch JoJo with me and my brother, but alas no luck.


*Plants Nav beacon*


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

???

Wwwhhhhaaaa...?

I have no idea how you even human, bro?

Freehold DM wrote:
I have no idea how you could have liked the film.

... how could you not?

Like, I'm genuinely curious - what was it about the film that bothered you so?

To me, it was a slow, but really sweet moment in the life of a girl - and that was all it purported to be.

I am notorious for my hatred of romances, so maybe I'm not the best audience for it, but this one was particularly slow. The audience (who was old enough to remember his work) would NOT stop laughing at the butchering of John Denver. It also didn't help that it was preceded by something a bit more pulse pounding (kikis, I think-which was shown dubbed, while this was subbed-talk about a mixup!!!) at the theater(saw it in an art house). It was... Ugh. Just not good.


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Sundakan wrote:

The only other anime we've ever watched together is Fullmetal Alchemist (the original, we actualy rented the DVDs from Netflix as they were coming out). To be fair, she says she'd watch more but A. ) She usually doesn't want to read subtitles (and a lot of good anime aren't dubbed) and B.) She hates it when the artstyle shifts (particularly to chibi character models). This was the main reason she dropped FMA: Brotherhood, and hasn't watched anything since.

I keep telling her she should watch JoJo with me and my brother, but alas no luck.

-_-


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For what it's worth, Funimation has lots of shows in English as long as you have an account with them.


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Tacticslion wrote:

???

Wwwhhhhaaaa...?

I have no idea how you even human, bro?

Freehold DM wrote:
I have no idea how you could have liked the film.
Tacticslion wrote:

... how could you not?

Like, I'm genuinely curious - what was it about the film that bothered you so?

To me, it was a slow, but really sweet moment in the life of a girl - and that was all it purported to be.

Freehold DM wrote:
I am notorious for my hatred of romances, so maybe I'm not the best audience for it, but this one was particularly slow. The audience (who was old enough to remember his work) would NOT stop laughing at the butchering of John Denver. It also didn't help that it was preceded by something a bit more pulse pounding (kikis, I think-which was shown dubbed, while this was subbed-talk about a mixup!!!) at the theater(saw it in an art house). It was... Ugh. Just not good.

Ah: wrong audience (not your kind of film), poor local experience (bad fellow audience, poor mix of films/emotional whiplash, not the kind of experience <sub/dub> you enjoy) - yeah, I could see that having a negative impact.

For me, I saw it at my brother-in-law's house, and enjoyed it more or less on our own, at leisure. It was so daggum sweet and fun!

I found the "butchering" to be something totally in-character. I understand why others wouldn't have.


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Tanya the Evil

Tanya is her own worst enemy. She can almost effortlessly manipulate others, as nobody expects such thinking from a child but she has this wonderful tendancy to be too clever by half and stick her foot in her mouth. In someways God is a step ahead of her and just lets her dig her own hole.

The puppydog eyes and lip quiver she used against her rival at school were brutal. But to have everything turned around on her to find herself rocketing on a path to the most dangerous assignment she could get instead of a nice safe rear rank possition.

Beyond that the ending of the show is fantastic, great showcase of art from the books and one heck of a cool song.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

???

Wwwhhhhaaaa...?

I have no idea how you even human, bro?

Freehold DM wrote:
I have no idea how you could have liked the film.
Tacticslion wrote:

... how could you not?

Like, I'm genuinely curious - what was it about the film that bothered you so?

To me, it was a slow, but really sweet moment in the life of a girl - and that was all it purported to be.

Freehold DM wrote:
I am notorious for my hatred of romances, so maybe I'm not the best audience for it, but this one was particularly slow. The audience (who was old enough to remember his work) would NOT stop laughing at the butchering of John Denver. It also didn't help that it was preceded by something a bit more pulse pounding (kikis, I think-which was shown dubbed, while this was subbed-talk about a mixup!!!) at the theater(saw it in an art house). It was... Ugh. Just not good.

Ah: wrong audience (not your kind of film), poor local experience (bad fellow audience, poor mix of films/emotional whiplash, not the kind of experience <sub/dub> you enjoy) - yeah, I could see that having a negative impact.

For me, I saw it at my brother-in-law's house, and enjoyed it more or less on our own, at leisure. It was so daggum sweet and fun!

I found the "butchering" to be something totally in-character. I understand why others wouldn't have.

Just out of morbid curiosity, what would be the verdict on Ghibli's Only Yesterday, with it's ending cover...

Spoiler:
of Bette Midler's The Rose

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I'm afraid I haven't seen it! Sorry!

It's a hole in my Gibli experience, I must sadly admit.


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Tacticslion wrote:

I'm afraid I haven't seen it! Sorry!

It's a hole in my Gibli experience, I must sadly admit.

No worries, Tacticslion- haven't seen any of the more recent Ghibli movies myself. What I can recall of Only Yesterday was that it pretty much also has a lot of "slice of life" elements to it. ;)


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Bikini Warriors OVAs.

Just what I needed.


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Greylurker wrote:

Tanya the Evil

Tanya is her own worst enemy. She can almost effortlessly manipulate others, as nobody expects such thinking from a child but she has this wonderful tendency to be too clever by half and stick her foot in her mouth. In someways God is a step ahead of her and just lets her dig her own hole.

The puppydog eyes and lip quiver she used against her rival at school were brutal. But to have everything turned around on her to find herself rocketing on a path to the most dangerous assignment she could get instead of a nice safe rear rank position.

Beyond that the ending of the show is fantastic, great showcase of art from the books and one heck of a cool song.

I love the ongoing conflict with "Being X".

Just remember: "Tanya the Evil" is great anime, "Tonya the Evil" is the Pathfinder Society Organized Play Coordinator.


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:

Bikini Warriors OVAs.

Just what I needed.

WHERE????


Life has beaten the hell outta me the last few seasons every time I tried to pick up a series. Andy good recommendations?


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Depends - what kind of genre(s) do you prefer?

This season's a bit eh, but Gabriel Dropout is okay for comedy, Masamune-kun's Revenge for Drama, and Urara Meirocho for the regular fix of Cute Girls Doing X.

Oh, but Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is consistently fun. o wo


Seiren is good for lightly comedic romance.


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As many of you already know, I work for an Anime convention in Pittsburgh. Rather than posting links to the cool AMVs that I find on Youtube in several different threads, I created my own thread in Gamer Life / Music-Audio to act as a public repository for everyone to enjoy. I also take requests. Post an anime and/or a song/artist, and I'll try to find something. You can also post the links for your own favorites, but I ask that you keep things PG-13. After all, children may be watching. Thank You all.


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WATCH KONOSUBA


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Freehold DM wrote:
WATCH KONOSUBA

Can confirm, it's a good comedy. Almost done with season 1.


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Come on, guys. You're letting me down. I didn't create my AMV thread just for myself, you know. And don't be afraid to favorite the ones you like. How else will I know what's working? Sheesh, people. :) *rant ends*


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Just watched the season finale of RWBY.

RWBY Spoilers:
So, everyone is headed to Mistral by hook or by crook, and the headmaster of the academy appears to be on the bad guy's side. Entire season was setup for next season it seems. By the look of it the excrement will be smasing into the rotaing blades at mach force when the next season comes out...I can't wait.


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Since I volunteer for Tekko,

(copied from an email)

April 6th-9th … biggest Tekko ever.
We’ve updated the floor plan, including several new rooms for the Model Workshop, Manga Library, and our Staff Hospitality room
IT
IT is working to address a number of known issues with the registration portal and is developing the next phase of the Bag Check portal
They have been working to continuously update the web page and we have just release our new website! Go check it out!
Exhibit Hall
We are Working with a new decorator this year and the new layout design is underway
Programming
There will be a dedicated 18+ video room as well as a dedicated 18+ panel room
This has been a request that we’ve received for several years in a row that we are finally able to action on
After several years hiatus, the Scale Model Workshop and Model Competition will be returning
Expect to see an announcement soon
Concert
Currently working on final negotiations with an artist!
Dance Party
We have a four DJ line-up for the dance which is currently planned to last three to four hours.
We are waiting on the contracts being signed to make the formal formal announcement
VAs
Brina Palencia, Cherami Leigh, Jad Saxton, and Ian Sinclair have all been announced.
We are still working on securing our fifth voice actor!
Lolita
We believe we have found our Tea Party venue, but are still waiting on some responses.
We have verbal agreements with a Model and Designer, but we are waiting on contract revisions to announce them
We have approached a 2nd designer and in early negotiations with them
Cosplay
The Industry Guest search continues and we have a number of invitations we are working on.
Gaming
We’re continuing to work with the following groups to bring content to Tekko this year:
Tokyo Attack
Pachinko Fever
Replay FX
Extra Life
NPC Guy
Looking For Group


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I finally decided to hunt it down... Space firebird 2772.

It is both awesome and not, if you understand.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

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atheral wrote:

Just watched the season finale of RWBY.

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Yup. People have always tried to fit in Ozpin's circle as the Wizard of Oz characters, but it looks like it may be meant for the headmasters: Lionheart is shaping up to be the cowardly lion.

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Have I preached about Yamishibai in here yet?

Because your should totally watch it.

Totally.


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I am also enjoying the over the top mazinger Z.


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Petty Alchemy wrote:
atheral wrote:

Just watched the season finale of RWBY.

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

Well, Glynda can't really be a stand-in for anyone else but

Spoiler:
Ironwood certainly fits the role of Tinman. Which would make the Headmaster of Shade the Scarecrow.

ION, I was really worried we were going to lose either Ren or Nora in that last fight (I'm assuming the pink electricity when they both went down was supposed to mean their Aura was depleted. I don't think we've seen a physical manifestation of that before.) and was very glad we didn't.


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atheral wrote:

Just watched the season finale of RWBY.

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
I was kind of amused/annoyed that it took an entire season for 4 of them to make their way to Mistral with all the adventures and troubles along the way and now it looks like Yang is just going to ride over to join them. Shouldn't she get a season's worth of trouble on the way - that she won't survive because she's alone?

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thejeff wrote:
atheral wrote:

Just watched the season finale of RWBY.

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

Well, to be fair...

Spoiler:
RNJR already killed the Geist, the Nuckelavee, and a boatload of other Grimm along the way. And then Qrow killed the ones following them, to say nothing of how much of the trouble was actually BECAUSE of Qrow's Bad Luck semblance.

Plus, Yang has a motorbike, which pretty much lets her outpace anything except for a Nevermore.

Moving five times as fast down a path recently cleared out by the previous travelers? I've used that to explain why bad guys caught up to my PCs, seems reasonable to let the protagonists enjoy it in their own show. Not like that good fortune will last.

Sidenote: I hope the utter lack of Neo this season means a super-surprise appearance next season. Also, Neo McFarlane figure WHEN??


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Tanya the evil is f#&$ing awesome.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tanya the evil is f!%~ing awesome.

She is a horrible horrible person

but yeah she is so Awesome

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

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Kalshane wrote:
Petty Alchemy wrote:
atheral wrote:

Just watched the season finale of RWBY.

** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **
Well, Glynda can't really be a stand-in for anyone else but ** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
We have seen that aura depletion vfx previously, here it is in Yang vs. Merc. Based on the character's "color", I believe.

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All caught up to the most recent episode of Knosuba.

Can't wait to see how Kazuma and Co. screw up next.

Silver Crusade

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Finished watching Cyborg 009: Call of Justice on Netflix. Not sure what I think of the Blessed, other than they seemed way too much like a super-powered Illuminati.

Going to see if Netflix still has Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman, which I learned takes place in an alternate reality where their stories run concurrently with each other, and is thus non-canon. Edit: It does and I'm set to watch it.

Also going to watch The Seven Deadly Sins "Season 2" that just dropped on Netflix as well, even though I'm given to understand that technically it isn't a proper season 2. Edit: It's the 4 episode Signs of Holy War.

Been enjoying Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. Much more personal than the previous series with regard to character building.

Enjoyed the 2 episodes of Granblue Fantasy that are out,and I'm looking forward to more. Also enjoyed Chain Chronicle as well.

After last week's episode of Dragon Ball Super, I've never seen so many fans turn on Goku. I get why, but wow, I never expected that kind of fallout.


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Goku has rarely been anyone's favorite character. Him being the villain of this arc, it makes sense why people would turn on him.

What is the new Cyborg 009, exactly? Is it a reboot, or a continuation, or what?


I have always liked Goku, but he was written better as a character in the original series then anything they have done with him since.

Silver Crusade

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Sundakan wrote:

Goku has rarely been anyone's favorite character. Him being the villain of this arc, it makes sense why people would turn on him.

What is the new Cyborg 009, exactly? Is it a reboot, or a continuation, or what?

I've been a fan of Vegeta since his appearance, but I know plenty of people who are fans of Goku (in RL and online). I don't think he's the villain though... it's not like he set the terms for the tournament, after all. There's something bigger going on and Goku is being used as a fall guy to facilitate whatever is about to happen, but that's just my theory.

Cyborg 009: Call of Justice is a three movie arc distilled into 12 episodes that takes place after the 2001 anime series. The cyborgs have basically retired from active service but are brought back in to the fight to deal with the Blessed. Edit: The movies were made to celebrate the manga's 50 year anniversary. Geez, I'm old (only 46).


Blayde MacRonan wrote:


I've been a fan of Vegeta since his appearance, but I know plenty of people who are fans of Goku (in RL and online). I don't think he's the villain though... it's not like he set the terms for the tournament, after all. There's something bigger going on and Goku is being used as a fall guy to facilitate whatever is about to happen, but that's just my theory.

He didn't SET the term but he did KNOW them, at least vaguely.

He made a willing and conscious decision to, no matter how this turns out, kill a number of people we don't even have a proper number to describe the number of.

And showed zero remorse and little dismay for it.


To be fair Goku has always lived his life with a "get out of s~!! Free" button. He is probably thinking "we'll wish everyone back after I win. No harm no foul. It'll all work out in the end"

The idea that He might not win or that the Super Dragonballs might not beable to undo Zen-oh Sama's actions just doesn't pop into his head.

Silver Crusade

He didn't set or know the terms. He found out what they were like everyone else at the time the High Priest told them. Goku's desire to match his strength against the strongest of the other universes brought them to where things are, there's no denying that. But I don't see this lack of remorse that everyone is talking about. He understands that the terms are bad for everyone and everything, but he's also not looking at the possibility of defeat either. Goku might understand better were it not for his brain damage, but he knows that there are people smarter than him who will figure something out. Besides, I personally think this is the arc where Krillin, Piccolo, and Gohan will really shine. I even think that Gohan, not Goku, will be the one to win it for universe 7 and that he'll be the one to use the Super Dragon Balls to undo the damage wrought by Zen-O.


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Sundakan wrote:
He didn't SET the term but he did KNOW them, at least vaguely.

No, he didn't. He was told after the fact what the terms were, and he was upset by them, and offered to ask that they be changed, before being talked out of it. True, he's not freaking out over them the way that everyone else is - and this is an inadvertent result of his request - but taking an attitude of "eh, it'll all work out somehow" is entirely in-character for him.

Silver Crusade

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Tonight's Dragon Ball Super was about what I expected with regard to Majin Buu's fight, but I can't wait until next week to see Gohan throw down.

Upcoming Anime for Spring 2017, part 1


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Next season looks good.
more 'Saenai heroine no Sodetaka' - Yay!

Two manga I quite like have gotten adaptations.

Renai bouken - a BL obsessed cupid with what you might call a Love Note (write the names of two or more people together, they hook up) gets involved with a normal guy. Harem, supernatural, humor and the only yandere character I like.

Tsugumomo - guy has an obi that turns out to be a hot chick spirit with a strong S tendency. They fight possessions by evil spirits and the loser MC has quite the character development over the series (though we won't get quite that far in one season). It's also very ecchi, to the extent where you wonder if it's a very dirty story or a soft core porno with a great story.

Nothing else catches my attention right off the bat, but I'll check some stuff out when it comes.


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Spring has a lot of Season 2 stuff I've been waiting for
Attack on Titan
Hero Acadamia
Shingeki no Bahamut
Berserk

of the new stuff I'm interested in
Renai bouken
Book of Zero (Tiger man sold it to me)
Re; Creators (Fictional characters coming after the writers who created them. That just seems neat)


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:

Next season looks good.

more 'Saenai heroine no Sodetaka' - Yay!

Two manga I quite like have gotten adaptations.

Renai bouken - a BL obsessed cupid with what you might call a Love Note (write the names of two or more people together, they hook up) gets involved with a normal guy. Harem, supernatural, humor and the only yandere character I like.

Tsugumomo - guy has an obi that turns out to be a hot chick spirit with a strong S tendency. They fight possessions by evil spirits and the loser MC has quite the character development over the series (though we won't get quite that far in one season). It's also very ecchi, to the extent where you wonder if it's a very dirty story or a soft core porno with a great story.

Nothing else catches my attention right off the bat, but I'll check some stuff out when it comes.

I'm in.

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