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@  fourteenwings : (26 April 2019 - 12:11 AM)

After "Secret Wars", Marvel's comic sales dropped for most of their series but it wasn't bad enough to be worried about. I think. What homages, exactly?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2019 - 09:31 PM)

Kamen Rider Specter Tutankhamun Soul was definitely a thing.

@  B-Fox : (25 April 2019 - 09:30 PM)

How popular is Marvel's current comics? Because the homages to it got very anemic audience reactions.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek


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#4861 fourteenwings

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 10:53 AM

Disney's Kilala Princess is back, with a Mulan series! I guess this is better synergy for a more action-focused series, and with the recent popularity ("recent", he says) of Disney Princesses I hope this means they'll do even more series.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:56 PM

I may be one of the few wanting to see the movie here but Code Geass: Lelouchof the Re;Surrection tickets are up for sale now. Got me and my brother ours with our favorite seating area. I hope they got most of everyone back for the Dub.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:06 PM

https://www.funimati...ovie/codegeass/

 

Yep, looks like they got most back, which is fantastic considering how long it has been.

 

Then again, they got so many back for Fruits Basket as well, and that includes Laura Bailey, who doesn't really do anime anymore.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 12:02 AM

That's an oddly nostalgic move, considering the mangaka insisted on the Japanese cast being entirely new.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:56 AM

Star Twinkle Precure ep10 sure happened a lot, didn't it.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:07 AM

Ah man I'm way behind.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:20 AM

Interestingly enough, they are going to be premiering the Code Geass movie at Anime Boston on the 20th, along with a Q&A with Johnny Yong Bosch and Yuri Lowenthal, so I guess I'll be skipping the theatrical release.

Hopefully they will have the other VA guest panels scheduled better than the past few years.

Starting to get to be slimmer pickings over the past few years since simuldubs started. Sure, there are always Aniplex titles and movies (like this), but fewer big series.
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 02:17 PM

Ah man I'm way behind.

You're way more behind than I would have said you were 24 hours ago

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 12:03 PM

The live action Akira sounds awesome. I've always wanted to see Neo-Manhattan brought to life.

 



 



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:01 PM

Watching the Ultra Man anime, honestly, it kind of weird, the story makes sense, sort of, but the animation, its kind of poor for a CGI show, at times it can be amazing other times, it looks flat and down right horrible, as if they are trying really hard to recreate live action, if anything, I would say Gridman was better animated, with Ultra man, the animation keeps changing far to offen, while fluid, there are times when it looks horrible and painful to watch, good example of this bad animation is the alien in charge of the SSSP or at least scenes with him in, I haven't finished the series, yet. but I'm not exactly impressed.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:04 AM

Funimation got the Million Arthur anime, which was probably from the bilibili deal.

The most surprising thing about this news is that Bushiroad owns New Japan Pro Wrestling. Wonder if they've considered buying out a wedding planning business too.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:26 PM

Just saw the Code Geass movie today, and it was a pretty fantastic movie that has quite motivated me to rewatch the series next on my list.

 

I do highly recommend it to those who loved the series.

 

And as a explanation/spoiler of something that happened at the end that the producer had explained to Johnny Yong Bosch when they had the LA premier with some of the Japanese production team earlier in the week:

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Also, I JUST found out that the recap movies (that were not dubbed, so prolly will never watch) are the cannon for the movie, and they changed a few things like:

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

Just watched the latest ep of Boruto, I know its filler but the story was kind of lame, the sudden reveal in the last ep of the guy being the "Big bad" of the arc wasn't great but to see him get his transformation demolished in seconds, was kind of a guilty pleasure. Of this season watches, there hasn't been much that really caught my attention, the only one I'm watching on a Sunday besides from Boruto and One piece is Shoumetsu Toshi (Afterlost), its a sort of action mystery series, the story starts when a whole city just disappears completely, aside from one girl and the main part begins a couple of years later when she broken out of a possible groverment facilty but there seems to be people with strange powers and the girl with the person who broke her out are heading to what commony refered to as the lost AKA the missing city.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:57 AM

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:11 PM

Well I ended up watching "That time I got reincarnated as a slime"

...that sure was an anime I watched.


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:51 PM

It's another in a long line of constant Isekai, but one I at least find kind of charming with it not devolving into a straight Harem series. Rimiru is much too OP to make any threat feel credible or finds a way to get around things much to easily but I do enjoy the world of characters being built.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:05 PM

Just watched the latest ep of One Punchman, the scene before the credits role was really funny to watch, I can't help but smile/chuckle from it!


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:26 PM

It's another in a long line of constant Isekai, but one I at least find kind of charming with it not devolving into a straight Harem series. Rimiru is much too OP to make any threat feel credible or finds a way to get around things much to easily but I do enjoy the world of characters being built.

I stuck with it due to the interesting world, and Rimiru was a neat enough character. However what you say is true. He's too OP, and does get around things too easily. It's basically "Go here do thing" the anime.

 

Another thing that bothers me about it is we introduce characters that really have little point for the story. Hey meet these cool orges! Okay we'll focus on them for a couple of episodes then push them aside. Hey do you like that cool Lizard girl who's the Chief's daughter? (Like I did) Too bad, she changes and is just forgotten about.

 

It's part of what I feel makes shield hero so good. We meet characters and get to LEARN about those characters over time.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:56 AM

Another thing that bothers me about it is we introduce characters that really have little point for the story. Hey meet these cool orges! Okay we'll focus on them for a couple of episodes then push them aside. Hey do you like that cool Lizard girl who's the Chief's daughter? (Like I did) Too bad, she changes and is just forgotten about.


Are you sure they're actually gone and not just temporarily away? I mean, the novels are a lot of material and the anime already had a second season confirmed.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:55 AM

I did some snooping, and from what I can tell yeah they are THERE but get little focus. They mainly exist to move that specific piece of the plot along, then are basically demoted to "Background Character"

 

Even so, this 23 (Episode 24 hardly counts being a recap episode) anime series had more then enough time to develop SOMEONE other then Rimiru, and well it really doesn't. You learn a bit about Shizu, but it's mostly again just to set something up for Rimiru.

 

Everyone really only exists to serve as a plot point to get Rimiru to go do something. I know there are a few characters that do play a major role in the story, but we didn't meet them in season 1, and even so I don't feel it's a good thing to have all these characters serving this purpose for a 23 episode series.

 

Like I said, Rimiru is nice and all, but given he doesn't really have to struggle with anything, it gets a bit stale after a while.


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