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@  Sabrblade : (04 June 2020 - 06:10 PM)

Watch it in Japanese with English subs. Karyuudo did all that work for us so that we could. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (04 June 2020 - 06:08 PM)

I tried... but it just wasn't that good. The comics were better.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 June 2020 - 04:07 PM)

I didn't even watch Armada when it originally aired.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 June 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Anyone watch Armada anymore ._.

@  JRSBill : (03 June 2020 - 01:06 PM)

bain

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 June 2020 - 04:14 AM)

UBI is coming.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

I can just HEAR his screechy G1 voice saying that....

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

*Dies laughing* XDDDDDD

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 June 2020 - 07:01 PM)

Megatron's coupon has failed! Now I, Starscream, shall speak to your manager!

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:39 PM)

(i just want to make jokes excuse my doing)

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:38 PM)

ITS STARSCREAM.... AND HIS CLONES

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

And there was no one there when I started!

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I swear, I'm in line to use a coupon, there is something wrong with said coupon, and suddenly I'm holding up a line of 3 or 4 people

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:53 AM



what kind of death game is this

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:33 AM

The kind with a fhána ED, I guess.

 

And an OP by the main character of Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL, home of the now infamous Tyler sisters (though that's English dub only).

 

The Ensemble Stars! anime that airs -literally- next cour, has announced that it's changed it's director from [someone who is definitely a person] to the KING of PRISM director. Hishikada Masakazu is great, beyond great even, but from what I saw in the PV it's clear he wasn't hired in time to save the CG sequences.

 

It turns out the original director is just Hishikada under a pseudonym, so there just was no 'saving' those sequences ever.

 

The Ensemble Stars! anime has had a lot of problems so far, including basically being cancelled and then re-announced with a new studio on board. It's funny considering how it's basically Happy Elements' signature franchise. Between it being announced and now, the Last Period and Merc Storia anime were announced and both finished airing quite a while ago.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:56 AM

so there's a new dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion hitting Netflix today and Weeb Twitter is unsurprisingly flipping their shit over it.

 

haven't checked it out yet but apparently there's some uproar because Netflix couldn't or just didn't buy the rights to the ending theme music so songs are just cut out of certain spots.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 08:32 AM

I think I'm going to just skip that anyway. I really didn't like the first run of it.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:37 PM

I personally think its just overhyped, what I seen of the animation and stuff, it just says lame to me, so I'll likely not bother to watch it


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:29 PM

so there's a new dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion hitting Netflix today and Weeb Twitter is unsurprisingly flipping their shit over it.

 

haven't checked it out yet but apparently there's some uproar because Netflix couldn't or just didn't buy the rights to the ending theme music so songs are just cut out of certain spots.

It's not only that. The retranslation erased Kaworu's homosexuality and changed very iconic pieces of dialogue for no reason.

 

Also, Netflix not having the money to pay off Universal Music Japan for the rights to Fly Me To The Moon? Hah. Netflix Japan has FMTTM untouched.

 

There's also the issue of blatantly ignoring the original Dub cast. Netflix along with picking up Eva, also picked up the rights to the original dub.

 

They could have easily added the original dub as an alt audio for no money whatsoever.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:33 PM

Well, from looking at the comparisons that have been floating around with the translations, it is not that they erased Kaworu's being gay, but they went with a more literal translation.  They problem comes in that one needs to know the cultural context that "like" in those situations is usually in the "I want to go out with you" context, instead of the less subtle "love" that the original used. 

And then it has a few translations that I have seen that are a bit more of a stretch, so yeah.

 

I do not have Netflix, so I have not seen the new dub yet (I will give it a shot), but my biggest concern is what will happen when Rebuild movie 4 comes out (I think the release date coincides with Half Life 3).  Funimation did a great job in getting most of the VAs back, and I really have enjoyed them more than the TV series (though I think it is best to see the TV first), and I am kinda worried that Netflix will just throw their money around and get the last movie and use the new TV cast, which would make watching the movies feel strange.

 

Then again, with all the money they have thrown around, they really could have ALSO had the original dub as well as licensing Fly Me To The Moon.  Maybe they will eventually have both in they ever have a BD release.  Which would also coincide with HL3.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 10:21 AM

and I really have enjoyed them more than the TV series

 

Not to be argumentative but did we see the same version of Eva 3.33?

 

 

I am kinda worried that Netflix will just throw their money around and get the last movie and use the new TV cast

 

Judging from this, Netflix is not throwing their money at anything Eva.

 

They could have easily added the original dub as an alt audio for no money whatsoever.

Presumably that would have cost more and if they weren't even willing to pay for the ED I doubt they'd be all for paying royalties on that. I'm pretty sure that's why the new dub even exists in the first place.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 04:23 PM

Especially since the original VAs were more than willing to come and redub it themselves. Yet Netflix apparently never even considered that.

The 'Fly Me to the Moon' thing baffles me. I mean, Netflix simply Not ponying up the money for the 'global rights' seems incredibly short sighted. Did the really not expect Eva fans to be more than a little peeved?

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 04:26 PM

"Nobody watches the end credits we auto-skip anyways. Why bother?"

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 06:01 PM

Yeah, i can believe that was their thinking.

Here's a kindof funny video about Eva that as the guy in it literally making an insane, all-encompassing multiverse out of every piece of Eva based fiction, game, novel and merchandising crossover there is.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=ueUeMFbGq9o

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 10:50 PM

The new opening theme is catchy though

 

 

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 06:13 AM

I'm 6 episodes into the redub and I don't really have a problem. I certainly never hated the ADV cast but the new voices work for me. Opinions might change once I get to Asuka since a comparison clip I saw suggests the new VA doesn't quite have the smug that Tiffany Grant provided, which feels like a loss given how much self worth Asuka is putting in her standing as an Eva pilot and that she sinks into utter depression when she loses that.

 

There are some terminology choices I don't like, such as the Third Child is now the Third Children but I've been an anime fan long enough to know licensors can be pretty draconian on preferred terminology and supposedly good dubs of the past decade took liberties. This is why I'm not joining with the 'They erased the gay!' mob. I've followed anime and manga long enough to know a lot of things come down to preference or need in translation. Compare Vertical's hammy dialogue in their release of Gundam The Origin to the more straight translation of the dialogue in Sunrise's official dub and sub of the animated version. The problem is we develop nostalgia for the version we first saw and it shapes our fandom as a result.

 

The best example for this I've seen is DBZ vs DB Kai. Lots of us grew up with the Saban/Funi dub of Z but it takes a lot of liberties with the original. The problem being when Kai came along and tried to be closer to the Japanese in spirit, people hated it because it wasn't the Z they grew up with here in the West. How dare Freeza not sound like a chain smoking lunchlady!



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 06:48 AM

I think the Children thing might be because the Japanese used the plural form even when referring to one of them, for whatever reason.

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 08:50 AM

I'm willing to bet the redub will likely not contain Shinji/Spikes original impromptu WTF comedy end credits rant. So i shall post it here.

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 04:39 PM

Just finished After Lost, the final ep was, kind of meh, the build up was intersting with the mystery but the end its self was kind of a so what, it not really happy or sad kind of ending, the core story boiled down to the fact that one of the two main characters is a child of two universes and they hold the power to acknowledge the existance of universes. The series villian, their motives are rather confusing, aside from something to do with another universe and wanting to create another lost!


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 05:55 PM

I think the Children thing might be because the Japanese used the plural form even when referring to one of them, for whatever reason.

Well, I wonder how hands on Gainax was with the redub and new translation, as it seems they were the reason why it took so long after the "original" dub of 3.33 for it to be released on BD.  It seems to be like how hands on Sunrise is with Gundam being brought over here.

 

It is also sometimes interesting to hear that "changes" that people complain about, like the "omni-directional maneuvering gear" in Attack on Titan instead of the then fan used "3D maneuvering gear", or the "name changes" in Wiseman's Grandchild from the fan translations, were actually dictated by the licensor.  Yeah, sometimes the fan terms may be more literal, but whoever is legally bringing them out has to abide by what the Japanese company they have contracted with says. 

 

It is also why we almost never hear the exact reasons for long delays, like 3.33, or if they are ever even bringing something (that has supposedly already been dubbed) like Hybrid X Heart out.

 

 

 

and I really have enjoyed them more than the TV series

 

Not to be argumentative but did we see the same version of Eva 3.33?

 

 

Aye, we did, and while End of Eva was a much better end to the original than the last two WTF episodes, I have enjoyed the Rebuild more than the original.  But again, I had watched the original and had the context of it while watching the movies.


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM

Studio Khara dictated the script changes. Tiffany Grant has been posting a lot about the bullshit on Facebook and while obviously not an impartial source, it's a real bad look for Carrie Keranen
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Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:51 PM

Welll just watched the conclusion to season 3 part 2 of Attack on Titan, its pretty good, thou personally I think the whole battle for Eren's home town went by to swiftly, thou I am rewatching season 3, while this season resolves a lot of myserties, it still leaves a intersting mystery regarding the titan shifters power.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:08 AM

Well that was weird. I think I dreamnt an entire page of this thread that doesn't exist.

 

The topic somehow got on the subject of how anime titles can mislead or lie to you.

 

Think the posts were mostly just having fun. Like pointing out how Edward Elric isn't actually made of full metal.

 

The final post of the thread is what I remember most. I can't for the life of me recall who it was that said it, but it was and I quote:

 

"We were kinda promised Neverland. It's right there in the name"

 

 

Sorry, it was just too weird and I had to talk about it for a sec.

 

In anime news, I watched the first episode of Isekai Cheat Magician, which I found interesting enough to want to see the next episode.

 

I'm also on episode 5 of Wiseman's Grandchild, which I'm enjoying enough to continue, but it kinda feels like it didn't need to be an isekai anime.


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