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  • joined Oct 25, 2012
  • last login Apr 23, 2014
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I like to go fast.

PS: It's strange to me that you guys capitalize my name, considering I don't.

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I dunno, I like Mako’s rendition of it better. As Shirou might say, "there’s no reason an imitation can’t be better than the original!"

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Go on…

…Is what I would say if there weren’t mods ready to frown upon you.

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things didn’t really scream “interesting”, “exciting” to me.

I agree…damn it thanks to you guys I’m not even sure why I’m still watching it!

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A statement was made about shounen in general, not just Naruto.

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Well I’m not specifically trying to get into yuri, the fact that this series has it is pretty much a coincidence for me.

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O-oh….can I ask why?

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Well you see, that exact story premise can be applied to other works….that’s what I mean when I say it’s derivative.

But to answer your question, yeah it is.

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So, Akuma no Riddle. It’s probably the weakest out of the ongoings I’ve seen this season, but I think that speaks more to the high quality of the other shows than it does to the lack thereof of this one. It’s mainly that it has a derivative feel to it. The core story at least. Whenever they start hinting at greater plot hooks I get the feeling I know longer fully understand what’s happening. I am enjoying it though, and they got me with the same gimmick that Black Bullet did. Give me a wide cast of mysterious characters and I want to know all about each of them.

Also, I think this is my first time dabbling in the yuri genre, so at least for me personally there’s a novelty factor.

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So because this is a video game forum I’m not allowed to take you seriously?

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Well it’s not like you have to get them to watch the whole series. Even just a specific standout arc could do the trick.

Blanket statements aren’t generally useful to anybody, particularly concerning genre.

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And Naruto? Ugh. That’s a terrible, TERRIBLE intro anime. Shonen is always the worst way to go if you want to get someone into anime.

Eh, I don’t know about that. I think it depends on the show and what the person likes. There’s no one genre that is universally good or bad for introducing people to anime, imo.

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Well if it’s a good gag…

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Do we know how thick the art book will be?

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Kinda sorta. I have two good buddies who’ve seen varying amounts of anime. One watches a bit here and there on Netflix (like Ika Musume), but he was more into it a long time ago in the era of stuff like DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho. I think he’d be pretty open to other stuff (he approved of the first episode of Spice and Wolf I showed him) but as it stands the only relevant franchise that he really pays attention to these days is Gundam.

The other one’s more narrow minded. A lot like how your friend sounds, he seems to mostly look down on anime, and the only one I know for sure he really digs other than DBZ is Gungrave. He did like 08th MS Team though. Also has never been one to give female protags a chance (Batman is one of his favorite DC characters but he disapproves of all Batgirls despite knowing very little about most of them). Which of course is why I’m thinking about getting him A Woman Named Fujiko for his birthday next month. That or perhaps Ghost in the Shell.

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Be curious to hear what you think of Engaged to the Unidentified. Always up for a good comedy.

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I think he’s an important guy to have around Hase, who comes off as being far too idealistic at times.

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I don’t think it’s fair to call him cold. He can be a tad tactless at times, but at no point has there been a case where he wasn’t telling it like it is, and it should be clear that he is in fact a pretty nice guy.

Shougo won’t bullshit you, that’s all. I actually kind of like that about him.

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Yeah I hear animators work incredible hours.

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To this day I’m still not sure whether I prefer his comic or cartoon iteration more.

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I hadn’t even heard of it until you mentioned it just now, so…

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Kiriel’s a rebel, he’s not on the steam train.

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a bit convoluted at the start but whatever

Just roll with it. As discussed by two characters at the beginning of the first episode, Baccano is kind of a showcase for non-linear storytelling. The more you watch though, the more it will begin to make sense.

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Well yeah, a TV show is gonna have more penetration than a comic book generally, especially on a channel like CN.

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In a manner of speaking, yes. She’s still Starfire, just a more kid-friendly one.

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It’s a real shame it didn’t get a full show.

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I think it’s more important to not get caught up in whether something is mainstream or not and enjoy it for what it is. Whether or not its popular is frankly irrelevant.

Cowboy Bebop and GitS could easily be considered mainstream, entry-level shows, but that doesn’t stop me from considering them to be among the best content the industry has ever produced.

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You know, I’ve seen Elfen Lied from beginning to end and I don’t actually remember what was so dramatic about it. Maybe because it’s been close to a decade since I saw it (it was one of my first anime).

It is certainly quite violent, though. That much I remember.

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Well…it’s not horrible since it includes shipping, but you can do better. My F91 MG was about $40 with shipping.

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You’re acting like that’s something new. Starfire’s been wearing slutty clothes since her first appearance. Her lack of any shame in this particular department is part of her character, being from a completely alien culture and all.

Her cartoon appearance is an exception, not the rule. And even in the cartoon she acts this way, they just make it more lighthearted, so instead of not feeling embarrassed wearing a skimpy outfit, she instead doesn’t feel embarrassed chugging a bottle of mustard.

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