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Strange.

Ihad heard there was going to be a tiger and bunny movie.


I have seen interesting shots of the never made sailor moon movie with Alicia Silverstone.


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Freehold DM wrote:
I have seen interesting shots of the never made sailor moon movie with Alicia Silverstone.

The one where Geena Davis was going to play Queen Beryl?


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As far as good adaptions go... I'm hopeful Alita: Battle Angel can break the losing streak. If even that is a mess, I'm just going to assume Hollywood can't adapt most Japanese properties until further notice.


Alzrius wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
I have seen interesting shots of the never made sailor moon movie with Alicia Silverstone.
The one where Geena Davis was going to play Queen Beryl?

yes! That one.


Rednal wrote:
As far as good adaptions go... I'm hopeful Alita: Battle Angel can break the losing streak. If even that is a mess, I'm just going to assume Hollywood can't adapt most Japanese properties until further notice.

they better not touch [true]Gundam, Macross, Mospeada, Mazinger, Combattler V, or...well, anything else I like.


Freehold DM wrote:
Rednal wrote:
As far as good adaptions go... I'm hopeful Alita: Battle Angel can break the losing streak. If even that is a mess, I'm just going to assume Hollywood can't adapt most Japanese properties until further notice.
they better not touch [true]Gundam, Macross, Mospeada, Mazinger, Combattler V, or...well, anything else I like.

.....um...anyone else want to tell him about the Gundam movie


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Greylurker wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rednal wrote:
As far as good adaptions go... I'm hopeful Alita: Battle Angel can break the losing streak. If even that is a mess, I'm just going to assume Hollywood can't adapt most Japanese properties until further notice.
they better not touch [true]Gundam, Macross, Mospeada, Mazinger, Combattler V, or...well, anything else I like.
.....um...anyone else want to tell him about the Gundam movie

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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*Reads*

Oh hey, the Sunrise creative team is involved with the movie. Hopefully that means they're going to stay true to what makes Gundam good, rather than allowing things to deviate too far.


I really enjoyed the live action Speed Racer movie and I am really excited about the live action Battle Angel Alita(aka Alita Battle Angel) movie next year.

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I wouldn't mind seeing a G Gundam movie.


Rednal wrote:

*Reads*

Oh hey, the Sunrise creative team is involved with the movie. Hopefully that means they're going to stay true to what makes Gundam good, rather than allowing things to deviate too far.

unless tonino-o-sensei is involved, this is a pipe dream.


well...here is a nice mix of terror and excitement

Netflix to make live-action Cowboy Beebop series


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Greylurker wrote:

well...here is a nice mix of terror and excitement

Netflix to make live-action Cowboy Beebop series

No excitement here, just a resigned certainty that they'll screw it up.


and flipping things around Blade Runner anime to be made

also

in-cannon Gogeta just cause, damn I am looking forward to this film


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WE'RE GETTING AN ULTRAMAN ANIME!


I'm with Al, I have 0 confidence that a live action Cowboy Bebop will be any good.


Never liked Cowboy Bebop.

Blade Runner anime sounds interesting.

Ultraman anime sounds interesting but then again so did the Godzilla anime.


Dragon78 wrote:

Never liked Cowboy Bebop.

Blade Runner anime sounds interesting.

Ultraman anime sounds interesting but then again so did the Godzilla anime.

I enjoyed godzilla.


I liked the Godzilla anime. Also I think Dragon is a blasphemous person for saying that Cowboy Bebop isn't likable.

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Maybe, but he didn’t say that.


I tried watching Cowboy Bebop twice and it was thoroughly ....OK, I guess. I didn't dislike it, it just failed to catch my interest. Content and concept-wise I should have liked it, it just didn't do it well enough to entice me to watch more than a couple of episodes.

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While I would rather have James Cameron actually directing the movie, I'll trust him with allowing Robert Rodriguez to take the chair for Alita: Battle Angel.

Especially since the reason why he can't do it himself is due to the success of the Avatar film, which was actually done to show that Alita could be made in the first place.

I think a lot of people forget about The Warchowskis' Speed Racer film when it comes to Hollywood live-action adaptations of an anime, which is a shame. My friends and I saw that in theaters opening weekend and loved it. We're hoping to do the same with Alita, but we'll just have to see how that pans out.

As for the live action Bebop, well... if they can't get Yoko Kanno to do the soundtrack, Netflix might as well forget about it doing well in any capacity.

I am glad that Evangelion will be streaming on the platform though (re-mastered, apparently), even if Funimation is pitching quite the hissy fit over losing out on that particular acquisition.


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In other news, Goblin Slayer will return! Yay!

Also, it's now self-evident that That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime will be going for at least twenty-six episodes, which was a bit of a (pleasant) surprise for me.


Shows for the Winter 18/19 Season:

Reincarnated Slime: Continuing from last season. Was (unsurprisingly) my favorite show of that set.

SAO: Alicization: Continuing from last season.

Index III: Continuing from last season.

Rising of the Shield Hero: I've read the novels. Will be interesting to see how they try and pull some of the stuff off. Probably for the best if it doesn't go too long - it meanders a bit after a certain point.

Date A Live III: Definitely watching. Not totally sure what the format is supposed to be, though.

Kaguya: Love Is War: I've read the manga. Should be a pretty good sitcom.

.....

And a variety of other shows I have lesser expectations for, but will give a shot to see if they're at all fun. XD


So, Index III is really bad, and I think it's really weird that it's really bad, but it's also not all that difficult to understand why it's really bad.

Index III is doing this thing where J.C. Staff are absolutely hell-bent on spending no more than three episodes per book of the novel, no matter how badly doing so messes with the pacing of the show. I could understand doing that for volume 14 because nothing really happened in it besides a boring antagonist that no one liked (Terra) dying and Accelerator blowing things up in France. And I guess Itsuwa was also there. But it doesn't make any sense to put so little effort into doing a good job with the first arc of the new season. Index II was eight years ago. That's a really long time for fans of the series to have to wait and J.C. Staff couldn't project any harder just how much they want to speed through the source material so they can make something that makes money instead. Volume 15, while largely self-contained, has the most going on it out of any single book in the entire series. It's starting to show the cracks in Academy City as well as the beginning of GROUP breaking free of the Board of Directors's control. And almost everything of relevance to that arc except the fights was cut out (and even the fights were made pretty underwhelming). And volume 16. Oh my god. If any arc of the series deserved to be at least four episodes, it was Rules of Nature. Doing the whole Acqua fight in only three episodes is nothing short of a tragedy. In any just universe, the British Magic Civil War arc would be the major conflict taking up the majority of the second cour of a 24-episode season. The end of the Old Testament saga of the novel series deserves to be its own 24-episode season, not hastily
crammed into the last third of one.

So, Index III is bad largely because of its pacing. But pacing problems have been part of the Index anime from the very beginning. Remember ten years ago in season 1, when J.C. Staff spent six episodes adapting volume 1, one more episode that went into adapting the Sisters Arc where they introduced Accelerator? Or when they cut out subplots from volumes 2 and 4, one of the three stories from volume 5 (all of which were decisions I ultimately agree with), and then hastily shoved that story into the beginning of season 2 (which I completely disagree with)? Or hen they put the adaptation of SS1 at the end of season 2 instead of making the better decision of putting it at the beginning of season 3? Or how about how both seasons of Railgun are half a meandering adaptation of an arc of the manga with a bunch of filler, with the second half being original content that's worse than what came before it?

So, yeah, Raildexverse anime have pacing problems, but usually those pacing problems involve spending too many episodes on some material, not too few. In the end, Index and Railgun are still J.C. Staff anime, so I can't say I hadn't set my expectations fairly low. But to fall below even those low expectations is just... disappointing.

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I just finished binging a few titles, two of which I've added to my favorites:

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか)---I absolutely loved it! Some very intense moments in the finale; several times throughout the series I was very nearly brought to tears.

Occultic;Nine (オカルティック・ナイン) is actually pretty complex, and the subtitles run by at a very clipped pace, but I'd recommend pausing to read rather than watching the English dub (it's no good at all). The light novels (in three volumes) make a great accompaniment to the series.


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Andrew Turner wrote:

I just finished binging a few titles, two of which I've added to my favorites:

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか)---I absolutely loved it! Some very intense moments in the finale; several times throughout the series I was very nearly brought to tears.

As a note, this got a spin-off a while back, following Aiz's adventures during the events of the original series (e.g. remember how, in the middle of the series, she rose to 6th level? That's a major plot point in her spin-off). However, the anime of it wasn't released on Crunchyroll; I think Hulu was the one that got it?


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Alzrius wrote:
Andrew Turner wrote:

I just finished binging a few titles, two of which I've added to my favorites:

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか)---I absolutely loved it! Some very intense moments in the finale; several times throughout the series I was very nearly brought to tears.

As a note, this got a spin-off a while back, following Aiz's adventures during the events of the original series (e.g. remember how, in the middle of the series, she rose to 6th level? That's a major plot point in her spin-off). However, the anime of it wasn't released on Crunchyroll; I think Hulu was the one that got it?

They have it on Amazon Prime


ok Isekai Quartet is just fun; Konosuba, Re:Zero, Overlord and Tanya the Evil all forced into an everyday high school setting.

2 episodes in and so far it's a lot of fun. The Class introductions were great and then Aqua vs. Ainz was just about perfect.


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So this is something I haven't seen before: Crunchyroll is airing both censored and uncensored episodes of Nobunaga Teacher's Young Bride. Literally, when you go into episode selection, it has the first three episodes, and then the first four episodes with "(uncensored)" after the title. (Also, I have no idea why there's apparently no censored version of episode four.)

I've watched the available uncensored episodes, and glanced through the censored version of episode one. Apparently the censored episodes make Kichou's (and probably other girls') body glow - literally shining light that makes it impossible to see anything other than her luminous silhouette - whenever she strips down.

Insofar as censorship goes, that's certainly a tad bit more visually impressive than the usual light-beams or black boxes. But I'm still surprised that they're putting the two versions of the show up right next to each other like that.

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