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Author Topic: I like anime, do you like anime?  (Read 1673017 times)

Jopax

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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32055 on: April 09, 2019, 05:42:13 pm »

I wanted OPM2 to be good, I really did.

But it is so goddamn shit looking and sounding I couldn't finish the first episode even. Why do this? It could've been anyone else remotely competent in the genre, was the first season so poorly recieved that they didn't have money for anyone better? I'm trying to figure out why someone would kill a series in such a shitty way and I can't.

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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32056 on: April 09, 2019, 06:05:12 pm »

The studio that did the original season is busy with other projects for the near future. So the plan was to change studios and get a second season out much quicker, while the hype was still fresh.

Evidently the plan has its flaws.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32057 on: April 09, 2019, 06:29:30 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.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32058 on: April 09, 2019, 08:23:37 pm »

Dunno, Genos looked like utter shit except shinier. And the fight sounds, holy shit the fight sounds, that tearing mic overload noise is so goddam triggering ever since I dropped Fate Apocrypha because of it and it was used almost constantly in the one fight the episode had. Why bother doing anything interesting or cool if they can just reuse the same shit sounding bit of irritating noise.

And I'm fairly certain folks would've waited longer if needed to get something on the level of the first season. I know I would, instead I don't really feel like watching this season at all :S
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #32059 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 #32060 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 #32061 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 #32062 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 #32063 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 #32064 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 #32065 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 #32066 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 #32067 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 #32068 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 #32069 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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