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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1861 Powered Convoy

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:48 AM

Another classic Voltron reference from this batch of episodes was

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I was a bit confused by this.  I thought at first she was killed, but then later she showed up the next episode.  Unless I'm mistaking one Altean for another.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 09:37 AM

No, I was confused by that too, it was not done well.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:44 PM

Okay, had a little time to consider things, and while I enjoy this show very much, I do feel like there are a couple issues with it.

 

First, the opening. I really, really wish that we had some sort of evolving credits that changed with each season (or couple seasons). Don't get me wrong, what we got was nice, but they really worked best for the first twenty-six episodes. It would've been nice if they'd updated them to reflect changes here and there, like the pilot lineup.

 

Second, and I know I'm not alone in this, but I'm not a fan of how they handled Shiro being revealed as gay. I certainly didn't object to the revelation, but of his two significant others, Adam did little beyond get established and then die pointlessly, while the second one didn't even get a name. Had it been me, either or both would have been developed as characters, and ideally, Adam would have lived.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

I wish cartoons in general would just be loud and proud with their gay characters. Feels like it always takes a finale or multiple seasons to just get a light nod towards it.

 

(Granted my issue with the Shiro ending is it kinda seemed to imply he felt trapped by war, which... I guess? I mean the seeds are there, he missed out on life with Adam because he just had to go on the mission even with a serious health issue, and I'd be ok with not really knowing who his new boyfriend is if it felt like an actual relief that Shiro finally settled down.... but it's not like it was a thing that he was harming himself in anyway by pointlessly throwing himself back in the ring over and over)

 

 

And yeah, that intro really could've been updated a few times. The very first Lion and Paladin we see haven't been a pair for quite some time...



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 06:45 PM

I think the whole gay thing was kept low key on purpose so when it gets dubbed into other languages they can say other things about Shiro and prehaps cut his ending scene so not to seriously offend other cultures and their beliefs!


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:52 PM

So is there a massive outrage going on or is someone using bots to downgrade season 8 at Rotten Tomatoes? TON of recently created accounts are giving it 1 star and it just keeps on going.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:03 PM

Well, I just finished rewatching the series over the last couple weeks...and overall, I'm satisfied with it.

 

I still have a minor complaint about Shiro's last minute hookup, however - it was very tell rather than show. For all the complaints about Korra and Asami, the two at least spent time together just hanging out and establishing some basis for a relationship. Shiro and Curtis had substantially less than that.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:43 PM

I think some of the relationships and stuff were just left out of the show so they could focus primary on the five pilots of Voltron plus do a mini redeeming arc for Zarkon and give some info on the fate of the other three Pladdins of old. I kind of would of liked maybe a extra season of Legendary Defender, mainly to build on the relationships of the characters, Shiro's ending was pretty much out of the blue but then some countries are sensative over the whole gay rights thing and their dubbing could change the previous relationship Shiro had with this Adam guy and they could easily cut out the scene at the end with Shiro marriage to an unknown much like a lot of the blood and stuff was cut from Golion as it was turned into Voltron Defender of the Universe.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:18 PM

I still have a minor complaint about Shiro's last minute hookup, however - it was very tell rather than show. For all the complaints about Korra and Asami, the two at least spent time together just hanging out and establishing some basis for a relationship. Shiro and Curtis had substantially less than that.

 

We never saw how Shiro spent his day off in the season premiere (and the whole thing was HIS idea).  They could've thrown in one scene there to set up the relationship, and that ending would've made a little more sense.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:13 PM

 

I still have a minor complaint about Shiro's last minute hookup, however - it was very tell rather than show. For all the complaints about Korra and Asami, the two at least spent time together just hanging out and establishing some basis for a relationship. Shiro and Curtis had substantially less than that.

 

We never saw how Shiro spent his day off in the season premiere (and the whole thing was HIS idea).  They could've thrown in one scene there to set up the relationship, and that ending would've made a little more sense.

 

 

Its likely he was busy ensuring all of the paperwork was done and ready for the Altas's launch, he quickly became the head of Galaxy Garison due to his experience with the Gulra a the previous leader betrayed them and then got betrayed by the enemy and evenly gave their life to save the Pladdins!


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