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@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.


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#4901 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Apparently Zombie Land Saga was the second highest-selling anime of last year, beaten only by... another idol anime.

I wonder what this means for other high concept idol things. I'd totally watch an anime of that other undead idol thing with Hondo playing the lead.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

Watching Sonic X off youtube after seeing how horrible the live action movie verison of Sonic looks. Sonic X is fun, Eggman is just a blast, the right balance of evil, dangerous and smart, yet he comes across threatening yet also comical! The show obviously not trying to take its self to serious which makes it work so well.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:47 AM

Watching Sonic X off youtube after seeing how horrible the live action movie verison of Sonic looks. Sonic X is fun, Eggman is just a blast, the right balance of evil, dangerous and smart, yet he comes across threatening yet also comical! The show obviously not trying to take its self to serious which makes it work so well.

The new movie looks like ass



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:35 PM

One of the more clever ways to introduce the English voice cast:

 

Cells at Work!

 

 

Unfortunately, it is Aniplex, so I expect like $150 for the season...

 

Billy is a great singer.  Saw him at Anime Boston this year, and he told us he played Aladin at one of the Disney World shows for a year, then he sang a bit of "A Whole New World."


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:24 PM

Watching Kakegurui for the interview.

Oh dear. My least favourite genre- absurdly rich school with absurdly powerful student council that enforce a caste system where students are encouraged to be abusive to students below them and every girl is a sadist who uses the school ranking system to indulge their depraved kinks.

Also starring increasingly overplayed tropes of crap like this such as 'sadistic, genius loli who appears always indulging in toys, games or candy'.

How is this genre so popular?

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:54 PM

Reverse power fantasy? I can't speak for the caste system bit really, it appears a lot in certain school-based LNs like Mahouka and Classroom of the Elite. I think it has to do with a corruption of the quasi-libertarian bent those stories tend to have.

 

The powerful student council is a way to have authority figures that, in theory, are on par with the main characters. Based on discussions on how power and authority work in anime, LNs and manga, you'll tend to find where there is a genuine real-world parallel to how the main characters relate to their authority figures, it'll be less likely that they will work against them. For example, a squad established by government, or where their main liason is a teacher.

 

I want to say Qualidea Code was an exception, where the main characters rebelled against a government built program run by adults, but even that merely presented the main characters with an alternate government built program run by other adults who were more trustworthy by virtue of

Spoiler

 

Even in Bleach where the main villain is the leader of the Soul Society, the show paints the actions of those around him with exceedingly obfuscating brushstrokes in order to absolve them of any wrongdoing.

 

Basically, if you want to genuinely beat someone for being a bad guy, it can't be a teacher or the people who run the school because that would break with the established real-world parallels.

 

 

sadistic, genius loli who appears always indulging in toys, games or candy

 

I think it's supposed to be visual shorthand for stalled development, which the show is criticizing.

 

Kidding it's for the prospect of selling thousands upon thousands of acryl stands featuring said character.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

It occurs to me that the "school as microcosm of government" trope taken to its logical extreme just leads to Disney's Fillmore.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:31 AM

Finished the season.

It really does suffer from adaptation crunch. It also does a thing that I hate with shows like this- "Hi, I was your opponent and was revealed as a complete piece of shit who had hurt several people before you for no greater reason then my own fetish.
But you beat me so now I'm joining your side with little to nothing said about what a criminal shit I was."

It started reminding me of Martial Hearts. Not helped by having an opponent who is a rising idol and is revealed to be disgusted by all her fans.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:59 AM


It's a secret to everybody

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

Not helped by having an opponent who is a rising idol and is revealed to be disgusted by all her fans.


Now I can't help but wonder what you'd think of the current storyline in Tokyo 7th Sisters.

Which, unfortunately, I cannot find translations for.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:44 PM

Just watched the latest of of Yu-gi-oh! Vrains, its mostly a recap of the second arc of the series with some new scenes mainly centred around Soulburner human idenity and Playmaker's human idenity but then its is pretty much the beginings of part 3 of the story they are telling, my only hope is that they don't blunder the ending as they did with Arc-V that was pretty well built up for the most part, thou the Synchro arc was just drawn out for no reason while the XYZ arc was rather short.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

Funimation have purchased Manga UK. Interesting development. A few years back they were picked up by Starz Entertainment but a lot of their core staff quit over bad decisions, before raising enough money to buy the company back from them. Now it's Funimation's.

 

Likely influenced by Manga have the UK rights for Dragon Ball franchise, One Piece, Pokemon, Digimon. The other 2 companies generally go more the otaku centric stuff.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:06 AM

Don't Manga UK also do distro for Power Rangers DVDs? I mean with Saban having sold the franchise to Hasbro who even knows if we'll get more DVDs but I hope they finish up Ninja Steel at the very least.

 

I did not know Anime Limited and Manga UK were separate companies.

 

Right now if I buy an English release (as I have for a bunch of movies) I'll tend to get the British release vs the American one, so I wonder how this'll change any releases going forward. I wonder if this means somebody (anybody will do at this point, but like obviously I mean Funi) will finally release Free! -Take Your Marks-.

 

I mean, Funi getting anything has always meant I'll never be able to legally stream it even if it's simulcast on CR, so this doesn't change much for me outside of physical releases. You guys better hope Funi's region locked player is better than CR's at the very least.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:52 AM

I know they had Power Rangers for a while. Believe they certainly made a big deal about getting MMPR and, I think, did a mix of season sets and 'best of' releases focusing on individual rangers.

 

There are basically 3 anime companies active in UK:

 

Manga UK- Have been going since the 80s, partly responsible for the UK tabloid impression of 'those violent porno toons'. Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies but in recent years have very much focused on big name shonen and stuff that has mainstream appeal.

 

Anime Limited- Kinda does more experimental stuff. Has the UK license for Gundam but is just as likely to pull an obscure title because someone on staff adores it. Very much focused on addressing how left in the dust the UK has been but infamous for having plans bigger than it can really manage. Titles get delayed a lot, announces expansion into other merch that doesn't emerge until years later, etc.

 

MVM- Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up. Consistent at conventions and has had some surprise gains like the original Love Live but...yeah, where waifu shows end up.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:04 AM

I know they had Power Rangers for a while. Believe they certainly made a big deal about getting MMPR and, I think, did a mix of season sets and 'best of' releases focusing on individual rangers.

 

There are basically 3 anime companies active in UK:

 

Manga UK- Have been going since the 80s, partly responsible for the UK tabloid impression of 'those violent porno toons'. Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies but in recent years have very much focused on big name shonen and stuff that has mainstream appeal.

 

Anime Limited- Kinda does more experimental stuff. Has the UK license for Gundam but is just as likely to pull an obscure title because someone on staff adores it. Very much focused on addressing how left in the dust the UK has been but infamous for having plans bigger than it can really manage. Titles get delayed a lot, announces expansion into other merch that doesn't emerge until years later, etc.

 

MVM- Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up. Consistent at conventions and has had some surprise gains like the original Love Live but...yeah, where waifu shows end up.

 

That's pretty informative! :thumbsup


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

 

Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up.

 

So... Funimation?

 

Also >claiming Love Live! is totally, totally not a waifu show (or at the very least, a show meant for people to waifu-ify).

 

 

Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies

 

So the UK version of Maiden Japan that became VIZ.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:38 AM

Manga used to license a lot of the 1980s anime movies and OVAs and give them dubs that were done with American actors yet tend to have British slang/added swearing. In their early days Manga leaned heavily into the "These aren't your father's cartoons!" image and tried to sell anime as edgy.

 

As for MVM, I'd compare them more to ADV/Sentai.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:01 PM

Just watched the latest ep of Afterlost, its pretty much a case of the plot thickens as alterative universes and a bit of time travel come involved.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:08 AM

Oh, well, that doesn't sound promising.

 

I mean there was time-travel way earlier but that was more a case of a specific time-frame manifesting itself as part of a pocket universe.

 

Actually maybe I should have expected this.

 

"These aren't your father's cartoons!"

 

Oh yeah I remember that!

 

tend to have British slang/added swearing

 

To this day British prints of Disney Channel TV and film novelizations have all instances of 'mom' replaced with 'mum' and so on. It's quite odd.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

Doing a catch up on Boruto, Naruto Next Generations, I sort of stopped watching for a few weeks and now I'm just playing catch up, thou much of its filler, OK ALL FILLER, but this filler arc seems to be kind of fun taking a character whose screen time been extremely limited and putting her with the sixth Hokage and Guy, its just kind of fun to watch, sure it might not progress the series actual plot at least this arc attempts to make the story entertaining with its comedy.

 

Also watching the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, in the battle city finals aboard Kiba's airship and the last ep was Mai's defeat at Marik's hands.


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