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Advanced Anime Discussion Part III

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Joe_C, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. Joe_C

    Joe_C Well-Known Member

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    As the last thread quickly reached 1,000+ posts (of which sadly only 100 were mine), it's about time we started fresh again with a new version.

    Onward with the discussion...
     
  2. Joe_C

    Joe_C Well-Known Member

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    I just received my Paul Champagne metal Gasaraki box, and I seriously could not be happier with it. The thing is just gorgeous.
    Granted, I'm a delusional fanboy, but I think it was still a well-spent $35 [​IMG]
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    I also have the Champagne Gasaraki box on order with RightStuf... it seems that I am going to have to wait for the second batch though (they are backordered, but I have been promised a copy). I have the Evangelion metal box and it is a beauty. [​IMG]
    (Now I just got to get around to GETTING Gasaraki [​IMG] )
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    hey joe -
    where ya been? [​IMG]
     
  5. Kong Chang

    Kong Chang Well-Known Member

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    I already got my box and I also ordered one for my friend's b-day gift, which he enjoyed as well. Nice Gasaraki box...now if I can ask Paul to make me one for my R2's...which I didn't get the ltd. ed. boxes that came with them. [​IMG]
    Oh, and glad you're back, Joe. Where have you been anyways? [​IMG]
     
  6. Joe_C

    Joe_C Well-Known Member

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    Heh so many inquiries into my whereabouts...
    Well, I'm on the quarter system at UCLA so that means that I had midterms and mid-quarter papers over the last few weeks (not continuous though), with finals in two more weeks. Basically I haven't had too much time to watch anime, which is a horrible, horrible thing to have to admit to [​IMG]
    But besides (or most likely because of) all that, I've been just so exhausted and beat this entire quarter. I don't know what it is. I'm getting a decent amount of sleep per week, but my sleep schedule is so erratic that it's probably f'ing up my system.
    Ah well, I'll be watching plenty of anime come Christmas break!
     
  7. Woo Jae

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    Good to hear from you Joe_C... [​IMG] I see that you are still alive and kicking...
    Wish I made more money to buy more stuff and to get a bigger place - for both anime and non-anime DVDs.
     
  8. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Well-Known Member

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    I found the Fruits Basket sampler at GameStop today for $2... seems like a great idea! 2 Episodes for $1 each and I can get a chance to "sample" the series before I buy it.
    Great concept from Funimation [​IMG]
     
  9. Joe_C

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    Wow, I really like that idea. Kind of addresses the problem of people downloading the first couple episodes online to "just see if they like it," and then going on to download the whole series/movie.

    Do the other companies have anything similar to that?
     
  10. Todd Terwilliger

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    That's an awesome idea. Kudos to Funimation. Let's hope it catches on and other distributors follow suit.
     
  11. JohnAD

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    Wow, it's quiet. I just finished watching volume 1 of Silent Mobius. Definitely a 'B' series. Certainly a good deal for nine episodes on two disks. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the series. I also watched volume 5 of Love Hina. The series is definitely improving, and I can't wait to get volume 6 and the Christmas special.
    John.
     
  12. Jeff Ulmer

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    AS I await a boatload of discs, I'm watching the first season of Fushigi Yugi, which I'm quite enjoying. I also picked up the complete Magical Project S series (with limited pencil boards) and the limited volume 3 of Hellsing - I love these figurine add-ons, and can't wait for the Hand Maid May release in February.
     
  13. Kong Chang

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    As Todd mentioned in the previous thread about Heat Guy J, which is based on the manga of the same name, I just want to reiterate to all you fanboys that Heat Guy J is presented to you by the same company that did Escaflowne, so you may see a lot of similarities, especially in the character designs (*heh heh*).
    Cheers!
     
  14. Rob Lutter

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    Started watching Love Hina today... what a great show! (TERRIBLE DUB though IMHO, watch the Japanese) I must also say that the DVD's image is among the best I have seen for an anime series.
    Can anyone answer this? I noticed when watching Ghost in the Shell SAC... GAINAX is in the credits. What do they have to do with the show? I thought this was Bandai property. Can't wait for the DVD, this series is the best thing to come out of Japan this year! [​IMG]
    Also, I watched a subbed episode of Fruits Basket last night... and I CANNOT believe how much they have changed Yuki's voice in the dub! It is all wrong! On a side note, I GOTTA pick up this series when Funimation releases their boxset next year [​IMG]
     
  15. JohnAD

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    Hey all...
    I just got done watching the first four episodes of Magical Project S, and it was pretty darn funny. I have to say that I was laughing much of the time. I also liked the little homages to El Hazard in the first episode. It will be interesting to see if the rest of the episodes manage to stay as funny.
    John.
     
  16. Rob Lutter

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    Can anyone recommend some Japanese music for me? I live ~2 miles from Orlando's Japanese/Korean section of town... so buying the stuff isn't a problem, I just don't know what to get! I have been listening to lots of anime OSTs lately (Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, .hack//SIGN) and want to expand my horizons [​IMG].
     
  17. Jeff Ulmer

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    I've watched the first couple of Magical Project S and am also enjoying it. I love cabbits.
     
  18. JohnAD

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    Rob:
    Well, my favorite Japanese band at the moment is Do As Infinity. They've done a couple of songs for anime. Their song 'Tooku made' was the ending song for Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. I'm pretty sure their song 'Fukai Mori' (Deep Forest) will be on the Inu Yasha series. Ayumi Hamasaki is another fave. You should check on CD Japan (www.cdjapan.co.jp) for the CD covers, since obviously they'll be in Kanji (if you don't read Japanese, that is).
    John.
     
  19. Kong Chang

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    Rob:

    Are you looking into purely J-pop/J-rock or just Anime style music?


    KC
     
  20. Kong Chang

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    My mistake on the Heat Guy J...It is character designed and directed by Nobuteru Yuuki (character designer of Escaflowne, X Movie fame). So it isn't the studio that did Escaflowne though. But it's a good show.
    I think I will look into reading the manga then. [​IMG]
     

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