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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #31800 on: April 09, 2019, 09:36:02 pm »

The principle problem is that the director of season one is unavailable, the animation was on point, the voice acting was fine, but the cinematography and scene structure were really poor.

It was watchable, but definitely a serious step down in quality.
I didn't watch the episode yet, but this sounds a lot like the transition from webcomic to manga also.
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« Reply #31801 on: April 12, 2019, 10:49:16 pm »

I just finished binging Violet Evergarden.
The first half was very low-energy, and somewhat tedious to sit through. The second half was still low-energy...but managed to effectively tug at the heartstrings with several episodes.

Overall, it really wasn't for me. Though I'm sure some other people will enjoy it. People who enjoy classy dresses and dramatic music and softly whispered thoughts and feelings...
That being said, I understand a second season is in the works. I'm hesitant to dive back in, but that cliffhanger...
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« Reply #31802 on: April 16, 2019, 11:46:19 pm »

I was very surprised to see that a nearby library has an almost-complete collection of "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project," a surprisingly long manga based on a life-simulation-princess-maker-thing based on Neon Genesis Evangelion. Sadly they were missing the second volume (the whole thing's collected into five omnibuses)  so I couldn't check out the entire set. Still, it looks like a fun read if you're a massive dork like me who still likes Evangelion, or a massive brand whore like me who has to have everything even tangentially related to the source material.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #31803 on: April 17, 2019, 07:14:41 am »

It might not hurt to ask the librarians about an ILL (inter-library loan) or see if they're affiliated with any nearby libraries that might have it. Just because it's not on the shelves doesn't necessarily mean they can't get it for you anyway.
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« Reply #31804 on: April 17, 2019, 10:48:27 am »

I just assumed somebody else had it checked out at the moment. I can have it sent to my local library, which I'll probably do when I'm finished with the first volume.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #31805 on: April 17, 2019, 07:54:56 pm »

Ask 'em. As a librarian, it takes about five seconds to check if there's a copy in the system (that hasn't been withdrawn or stolen). If there isn't a live copy in the system, ask them about putting in a request to repurchase. It may take a while, but rebuying part of a series when the rest of it is still in the system is a really soft sell for their content management/collection development staff, barring issues like it no longer being in print/available from their supplier. I'd suggest checking to see if they provide access to graphic e-books through their system, but something this niche probably wouldn't be there. ILL is a possibility, but comes with a whole host of its own problems even if a system they are in touch with has it available, so bear that in mind.

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« Reply #31806 on: April 17, 2019, 08:16:22 pm »

Well, now that I've read about half, I don't know if I'll be continuing after all. :P

Some say Evangelion is dumb and derivative with only a few memorable gimmicks, but gimmicks nonetheless. Imagine Eva without even those and you have Shinji Ikari Raising Project; it's the most boring teenage romcom imaginable. It took six full chapters for something other than a wacky misunderstanding to happen, and it still wasn't all that interesting. It's a bad sign when the best part out of ~200 pages is the short bonus gag at the end.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #31807 on: April 17, 2019, 08:26:54 pm »

I mean, yeah? What did you expect Eva to be without the angst, philosophizing, and giant robots? :P
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« Reply #31808 on: April 17, 2019, 10:27:59 pm »

Idunno, I expected something (as in literally anything) to replace it. In fact some character bits seem to have been removed, like the one nerdy guy being a military otaku and the other guy's sister being in the hospital.
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« Reply #31809 on: April 18, 2019, 02:23:34 am »

That thing is probably as far removed from Eva as you can get. First they took the characters from Eva and wrung them out and stuck them into a Princess Maker-style raising-game, then the game got adapted back into a manga. It's very unlikely that anything Eva-ish survived such a convoluted translation. Remember, Gainax are the guys who made "Neon Genesis Evangelion - Eva and Good Friends The Stripping Project!" as an official product (it's a Strip Mahjong game), including sleazy official "NGE Stripping Project" artbooks. Do not google, very NSFW. They're not exactly known for making worthwhile spin-off projects for Eva.
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« Reply #31810 on: April 18, 2019, 04:50:08 pm »

Gainax is what happens when a studio that mostly makes porn goes legit, honestly. Imagine what the next Marvel movie would be like if it was produced by Brazzers and be impressed that Gainax wasn't worse in the early days.
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« Reply #31811 on: April 18, 2019, 06:16:09 pm »

Gainax is what happens when a studio that mostly makes porn goes legit, honestly. Imagine what the next Marvel movie would be like if it was produced by Brazzers and be impressed that Gainax wasn't worse in the early days.
Gainax was great, because they weren't afraid to do outright crazy shit. If some of that crazy shit is terrible, that's a worthy price for the crazy good shit.

Also, porn isn't illegal; porn companies are already legit.

Also also a marvel movie by Brazzers starring someone like Evan Stone would probably be great fun, if you like your heroes campy. Brazzers seem to prefer DC though. And honestly, a DC film made by Brazzers could hardly be worse than what DC has been putting out.

Also also also it's not like Brazzers hasn't made SFW versions of their scripts before. Although I don't think they've done anything feature-length.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #31812 on: April 18, 2019, 07:33:47 pm »

Gainax is what happens when a studio that mostly makes porn goes legit, honestly. Imagine what the next Marvel movie would be like if it was produced by Brazzers and be impressed that Gainax wasn't worse in the early days.
Also, porn isn't illegal; porn companies are already legit.
I don't think that's the meaning of legit he meant. I think he more meant a 'small-town actor becoming a big movie star' "going legit", then a 'decriminalizing our works' "going legit".
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« Reply #31813 on: April 18, 2019, 08:07:52 pm »

All of this trivia is fun. I knew ridiculous breast bouncing in anime is called "gainaxing" but I didn't know they literally made hentai, I just figured it was regular pervy anime stuff.

Imagine an officially licensed porn spinoff of... literally any Western franchise. Although I'll probably omit such works from my collection, it's funny to imagine nasty videos on the same shelf as Funko Pops, lunchboxes and trading cards.
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« Reply #31814 on: April 18, 2019, 08:15:40 pm »

I don't think that's the meaning of legit he meant. I think he more meant a 'small-town actor becoming a big movie star' "going legit", then a 'decriminalizing our works' "going legit".
The point stands though, porn companies are seen as seedy or gross.  Though eh, I guess that's particularly an American thing.

So I finally finished up the first season(?) of One Punch Man, up to episode 12 anyway.  I enjoyed it.  Genos was my favorite since his introduction of course, but I found myself caring about the other S-rank heroes towards the end.  Even green loli brat was amusingly annoying.  Samurai, dojo-master, and guy-with-a-bat brought the show... impact, I guess.

And I guess I won't spoil the ending, but Saitama's arc was interesting. 
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It's the supporting characters that make it feel good, though.

I guess there are OVAs which my housemate suggested.  And maybe a second season that is very different and bad?

I watched the first two episodes of the new Ultraman and barely got engaged at all.  I'm not exactly sure why.  I guess the english dub felt really off, and in a lot of ways it just felt really predictable and... simple.  The fight graphics also didn't work for me, for some reason.  None of the attacks seemed to have impact, even when they kept impacting the ground like meteors.  It was technically impressive, but maybe lasted too long for me.

Then I watched the first two episodes of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and it's... very unlike what I expected, but I think I'm about to have a good time.
Not sure how much of the wackiness is intentional, heh...  But I know things have barely gotten weird yet.  Just trying to murder a guy with a unique mask to avoid incriminating evidence, why not

PS: Mumen Rider is pretty cool.  He's not my favorite but I love his dedication and humility, it's truly inspiring.
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