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Advanced Anime Discussion Part III


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#1 of 1009 OFFLINE   Joe_C

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Posted November 20 2002 - 02:10 PM

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...
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#2 of 1009 OFFLINE   Joe_C

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Posted November 20 2002 - 02:13 PM

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 Posted Image
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#3 of 1009 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted November 20 2002 - 03:43 PM

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. Posted Image

(Now I just got to get around to GETTING Gasaraki Posted Image )

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Posted November 20 2002 - 06:45 PM

hey joe -

where ya been? Posted Image
 

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Posted November 20 2002 - 07:00 PM

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. Posted Image

Oh, and glad you're back, Joe. Where have you been anyways? Posted Image
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#6 of 1009 OFFLINE   Joe_C

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Posted November 20 2002 - 07:12 PM

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 Posted Image

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!
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Posted November 21 2002 - 01:46 AM

Good to hear from you Joe_C... Posted Image 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.
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Posted November 21 2002 - 10:17 AM

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 Posted Image

#9 of 1009 OFFLINE   Joe_C

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Posted November 21 2002 - 11:24 AM

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?
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Posted November 21 2002 - 07:09 PM

That's an awesome idea. Kudos to Funimation. Let's hope it catches on and other distributors follow suit.
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Posted November 23 2002 - 06:37 AM

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.

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Posted November 23 2002 - 07:23 AM

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.

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Posted November 23 2002 - 09:18 AM

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*).

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#14 of 1009 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted November 24 2002 - 10:13 AM

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! Posted Image

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 Posted Image

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Posted November 24 2002 - 10:46 AM

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.

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Posted November 24 2002 - 01:37 PM

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 Posted Image.

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Posted November 24 2002 - 02:13 PM

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

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Posted November 24 2002 - 04:12 PM

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).

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Posted November 24 2002 - 08:59 PM

Rob:

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


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#20 of 1009 OFFLINE   Kong Chang

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Posted November 24 2002 - 09:28 PM

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. Posted Image
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