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@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  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!


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#1241 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:41 AM

Come to think of it, considering that it's been four volumes and I've still got no idea how their fight with the Disas boss went, or what the Chinese girl is actually like, I'll be disappointed if there isn't some big twist coming up about those.

Maybe the boss didn't actually die and instead merged with her. It might be way too much like Toji no Miko, but that would make Hikasa playing her a bit funny to me.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 16 December 2018 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:29 AM

Maybe the boss didn't merge with the chinese girl, maybe the boss was just an underling and the chinese girl was the real boss all along.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:21 PM

Oh that'd be cool.

 

I finished reading the first volume of The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria. it was a really good LN and none of the twists felt ridiculous or forced, though that did mean quite a few were telegraphed.

 

Of course I'll point out how despite the ridiculous circumstances where characters died over and over in a faux-timeloop, nobody actually died in the end.

 

I mean, in this specific volume the circumstances managed to carry weight because they were just the driving force of the main antagonist's (cleverly named 'O') plan. He tricked the girl that the main character had a crush on into believing that she was about to die, thus convincing her to take the Rejecting Classroom Box and force everyone she knew into this nightmare. He also hijacked one of her friend's bodies and planted the idea of killing said friend into her by repeating "Why don't you just kill me?" as a joke over thousands and thousands of loops.

 

It's just weird because LNs, for me at least, tend to go the darker route a lot and kill off everybody, and a bunch of the characters who make it to the end aren't exactly necessary (to the point that they're just "somewhere else" during the climax of the story). Maybe they'll be important in the later stories, who knows.

 

If anything, this was a brilliant argument for using your sci-fi elements to the max because it was quite the ride.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:55 PM

He also hijacked one of her friend's bodies and planted the idea of killing said friend into her by repeating "Why don't you just kill me?" as a joke over thousands and thousands of loops.


Are you suggesting that Parunyasu should star in the anime adaptation?

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 16 December 2018 - 11:56 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:26 AM

For some reason I started Zettai Karen Children.

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I am surprised that I can recognize Hirano's voice.

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I wonder how much this will commit to the Abrahamic symbolism.

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Because like, really now.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:11 AM

If that thing isn't a sky laser then what is even the point.


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 03:37 AM

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For some reason I did not expect this to be an ability the teleportation girl would have.

In other news, this happened:

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Unfortunately this episode did not involve Mimori getting punched in the face.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:08 AM

Oh, well...

 

Maybe Million Arthur will do this right some day (which it really should have by now).

 

ESPers always make me think of the International Edition of FFX-2, which was a game where they also had lots of instant costume changes.

 

I did not know Virtual-san Looking would get the horse (head) guy.

 

Should have gotten the horse (body) guy.

 

Oh by the way it seems the main unit of BanG Dream! is the least popular (though not by much).


Edited by fourteenwings, 19 December 2018 - 04:09 AM.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:20 PM

I'm not sure if that's a good comparison when there's only two Bang Dream groups there.

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wait what Hirano is still relevant?

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:03 AM

She came back a few years ago but I guess she never had as much of a presence as her contemporaries to start with outside of Haruhi.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:05 AM

I started Heartcatch Precure too.

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Does this seriously have its own Tuxedo Mask?

I feel like I should have something to say about Cure Blossom being played by Nana, but I realized I'm not super familiar with her as a voice actor.

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Erika's father going on about love like this makes me wish he was Sugita, though.

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ahhahahahaah

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:56 PM

 

It's so weird when the Tokyo Dolls v-tuber plays games made by other companies, you'd think they would stick to games made by Square-Enix.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:07 AM

Well, they probably have cross-promotion issues? Like maybe the fandoms don't cross-over enough with their own properties.

 

The Akanesasu Shoujo app is shutting down already, I wonder why even bother with this sort of thing at this point.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:03 AM

You know all of these anime-with-mobage series feel like everybody went to exactly one conference where they discussed alternative means of income and mobage was listed as an option and they haven't been to another one possibly since Endride.

 

I bet the Akanesasu Shoujo anime will pay for itself like, eventually (it is meant to air on Animax a lot) but whatever money they threw at the mobage (which is a lot considering it had 3D graphics and a battle system everything) will never, ever be recouped. At least Princess Principal Game of Mission was a puzzle game that ran for like a year but stuff like next cour's Kotobuki Hikoutai and forever ago's Haifuri (which has had it's mobage delayed so many times the last anime from that franchise aired a year ago) have "yeah, nope" written all over them.

 

Paired with the fact that mobage-into-anime series rarely turn out well... something makes me think the proposed synergy between these two products does not actually exist.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:22 AM

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5 to 6 seems like a bit of a big leap.

Also, it took me a bit too long to realize there's a somewhat obvious reason they're called "BABEL".

Well, they probably have cross-promotion issues? Like maybe the fandoms don't cross-over enough with their own properties.


They've at least got Gestalt Odin for shameless cross-promotion. Though a big chunk of that isn't Squenix-owned I think.



Also the OP with its live-action segments is so surreal, and possibly not in a good way.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:29 AM

I would totally watch a Gestalt Odin live action series featuring Cinnamonroll.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:31 AM

Only if the characters from other video games are portrayed by cosplayers but dubbed over by their regular voice actors.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:02 AM

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Oh yeah there's that genetic engineering deal that's been around since the first game.

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I think this is like the first time they showed Uathach opening her mouth to speak.

On an unrelated note



She sure is committed to making Boogiepop sound like Kino.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 09:45 PM


BABEL have a submarine by episode 10. I guess that makes this show slower than Toji no Miko but quicker than Symphogear. (what kind of comparison is this?)

Speaking of Symphogear...

Wonder how long they'll keep up this running gag.

I guess this confirms that the squirrel isn't say, a shapeshifting human or anything like that.

Suddenly this got homoerotic. Which feels unexpected since Koichi doesn't seem like someone to do this with. Unlike say, that guy who's prominent in the spinoff.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:48 AM

 

what kind of comparison is this

A surprisingly relevant one.

 

That last thing feels like they're about to have a WIXOSS battle.


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