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I think the biggest difference is that Hulu doesn’t exist outside of the US so they don’t have an alternative for their adult content.
I knew I had heard about Bone but reading this article I realized that I have seen every panel shown here before and now I’m wreaking my brain trying to remember when and where.
Could it be that the comics were included as a bonus with the Telltale game? I’m pretty sure I played that.
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Here in Germany they have the "Star" section where I watched uncut versions of Starship Troopers and The Fly for the first time
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People seem to be split on the "wonderful" part but it is definitely complex. I quite liked it. But I have read the book before watching the film. I guess the decision to jump around from timeline to timeline instead of doing the stories chronologically (like the book) made the movie a bit of a mess.
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I don’t know much about American employment law but isn’t the basic principle of every contract that it regulates what one party can do without asking the other? Meaning that if both parties agree to it a contract can always be changed or terminated?
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It was just a huge shift in storytelling. I’m watching G Gundam right now, which came out just a year before Neon Genesis Evangelion. Going from "loner with a misterious past fights other people in giant mechs for sport" to "traumatized child soldiers using mechs made from their dead moms are our only line of defense" was kind of a big deal
IMHO NGE deserves its spot in pop culture, even if it isn’t perfect, but overzealous fanboys are annoying no matter what they are a fan of.
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I’ve seen a documentary about this. Of course you shouldn’t believe everything you see on TV, but it’s wasn’t on some sensationalist news channels, but on a respected public broadcast.
A few points I remember:
- some higher-ups in the US military were afraid the war would be over before the bombs were ready so they actually tried to keep it going, not stop it.
- one condition the Japanese gave for surrender was a guarantee that the Tenno would not be forced to step down, which the US diplomats refused
- miraculously the Tenno wasn’t forced to step down after the bombs had dropped
- regardless of what you think about Hiroshima, pretty much all historians today agree, that bombing Nagasaki was unnecessary from a strategic standpoint. After all, if your goal is to scare your enemy by showing your destructive power, why would you have to do it twice in rapid succession?
I love one season anime! I rarely watch series that run for multiple seasons (anime or otherwise), not only are they a bigger time investment, especially western series often either get canceled before they are finished or didn’t plan an ending from the start, so end unsatisfactory.
This is a good list, other favorites of mine are:
Planetes – very well made hard SciFi
Kill La Kill – the perfect series after watching Gurren Lagann, as it was made by basically the same people.
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It wasn’t featured in the list, but mentioned in the introduction as one of the most famous one season anime.
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I just don’t see the point in adapting animated movies/shows to live action. I suspect it’s the old "cartoons are for children" mentality that is still very prevalent.
But whatever, nobody is forcing me to watch so I’ll happily ignore them. And it will probably lead to more people watching the originals.