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  1. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I dont remember what I was watching in my last post here. Oh well. I did finish Yumeria. The whole show just was kinda "meh" okay. Nothing great or superb or earth shattering. For a harem/comedy it was alright though and I did get a few chuckles out of it and the action scenes were nice...
  2. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Watched episodes 3-6 of Yumeria tonight... its not really all that great of a show but I did get a huge kick out of seeing the characters playing Taiko Drum Master (a video game that is a Namco property) with the PS2 drum perhipherals and everything, and then using their gaming skills on the...
  3. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I watched volume 2 of Paradise Kiss last night. And it was insanely good. So I am just going to throw this out there. Can anyone recommend a good anime for me to follow up this one with? I HAVE enjoyed Koi Kaze, Rumbling Hearts, Paradise Kiss, Fruits Basket, Kamichu, Strawberry Marshmellow...
  4. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I have never seen Ringing Bell but desperately want to. It just sounds so cool. I did see the Fire Prince movie back so many years ago, and enjoyed it immensely from what I recall.
  5. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I gave Paradise Kiss another go. And I absolutely *Loved* it. The animation style is highly detailed, especially on the character's faces, thats where it is the most noticeable. Not just lip flaps and occasional eyeblinks here. The lean, lanky designs seem to suit the anime well, colors are...
  6. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I tried out the first episode of Paradise Kiss. Its just so *Weird*. The character designs are weird... the way they mix photos with the animation looks *weird*. And Im just not sure about the whole thing so far. Not what I was expecting at all. More thoughts to come as I watch more of it.
  7. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    The Sanrio movies were totally different beasts than the Hello Kitty series. They are regarded as excellent animated movies where children's fare are concerned. I have most of the Hello Kitty DVDs that ADV released and they are really well done. My daughter loves them and that's who they are...
  8. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I dont know if anyone has the rights to either of those movies in North America currently. Its a shame too because I remember seeing Sea Prince many moons ago and it was a great animated film. I wish both of these and the two Unico movies would find a stateside DVD release. They are such classics.
  9. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Last two discs of Rumbling Hearts, which finished up the series for me. What an incredible run. Its basically a high school drama that takes the next step into life after high school and all the problems these characters are facing which are highly unusual but emotionally taxing. The ending left...
  10. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Rumbling Hearts volume 1 - what can I say? This title has absolutely BLOWN me away. The amount of emotion and relationship tangles that are introduced in this first volume is just staggering. All the characters are likeable and the changes that take place between ep 1 and ep 5 are just...
  11. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I started watching Yumeria. So far its a harem show with a few little twists...not many, but a few. The only character I dislike is Mone mostly because all she does is repeat her name over and over. The third ep has some ridiculous moments though....
  12. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Panyo Panyo DigiCharat - vol 1. I was expecting cuteness to the point of insipid and thats exactly what i got. The dub is hyper to the point of annoying and Princess Dejiko has a really grating voice. With that being said, these are really simple stories (even moreso than Galaxy Angel) told in...
  13. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Hmm it seems that nearly every scrap piece of extra money I managed to accumulate in the past six months went to anime. I bought quite a few series but have also watched quite a few. Singles are too expensive for the most part (unless its part of one of those crazy Rightstuf sales) so thinpaks...
  14. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I dont know about Elfen Lied after reading these bits about it. Nudity dosent bother me, like I think I stated earlier, but the gory stuff does. Blood is ok as long as body parts are not being shown flying all over the place. Thats why I hated Reservoir Dogs (the movie) cos it was so violent or...
  15. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Just how violent and nude is this show ? I dont mind the nudity but excessive violence makes me really quesy for some reason. Watched some of Legend of Himiko (?) yesterday at a friends house. It was neither great nor bad. Just bleh. That was just a one episode impression though. The animation...
  16. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    With that reasoning, then nothing should be reasonably priced, because its a priviledge to own anything not essential (food, clothes, housing). Bah, if anime was that expensive in the US the industry would collapse upon itself and that would be the end of it. Very few titles would get licensed...
  17. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I didnt buy or watch the recap disc. The show flows fine without it. I am glad they decided to stick them all on one DVD instead of spreading them out, that way you could either buy/watch them or not. If anime was more expensive or limited to just a few eps per disc, alot of people would no...
  18. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I finished Gunslinger Girl. Was a very interesting series with many disturbing/thought provoking elements. Comes highly recommended by me. I think anyone looking for a heavier, more serious anime would enjoy it. Kamichu 2 was MUCH improved over the first volume. Some of the episodes are a...
  19. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    OK so I have watched two more volumes of anime since my last post and here are some impressions: Gunslinger Girls Vol 1 - I expected to like this but have come away loving it so far. the slow pacing, intimate look at the girls and their relationships with their "handlers", etc. is extremely...
  20. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    It helps that my oldest daughter likes to watch it too. I dont see alot of the more gory/violent stuff though because shes usually around when Im watching it. Madlax was available but only the first few volumes. To me its not worth just getting those when the full series will be available...
  21. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    OMG that looks freakin amazing! (the Ratchet screens). I cant wait for my copy of EGM to come in so I can stare at it even more closely. That looks fantastic, just need to know a release date... Im guessing Christmas? You made me giggle over the Okami comment. The game IS brilliant and...
  22. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Hey Tony, I have Ico. Got it when it first came out. A very artistic and pretty original game. I can't wait to see what they are doing for the PS3, did not know they had something in the works. The PS3 Ratchet and Clank looks *amazing* as does the game Lair. Ratchet on the PSP is supposed to be...
  23. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Ive heard that SoTC is pure awesomeness, but have kept balking at it. I had to wait in line at EB and by the time I got there I was just like "yeh and give me SoTC too". So yeah... Castle Shikigami 2 was featured in Hardcore Gamer (magazine, you can download it for free online too) this month in...
  24. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Congrats Stacey! After this next one you probably will want to wait a while before popping out another one (makes it sound easy right? heh!). I have two little ones myself. My oldest daughter who is 2 really enjoyed both seasons of Kaliedo Star, Angelic Layer, Bottle Fairy and Magical Meow Meow...
  25. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Tony: Picked up the first Phoenix Wright at EB today (along with Castle Shikigami - some anime shooter game for the PS2 and Shadow of the Colossus). I havent played it yet but will let you know how it goes. Got the last volume of Kaliedo Star New Wings and ordered a few things from the ADV...
  26. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I love my DS but dont have Phoenix Wright on it. Is it any good? Ive heard alot about it but have a bad backlog of games on it right now (playing Castlevania Portrait of Ruin and just picked up Trauma Center and Frogger Toy Trials through an Amazon promotion). My DS is pink and fluffy and so...
  27. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Wolfs Rain had me in its claws from the beginning. It is slow at times but does pick up the pacing after the flashback eps (which can be skipped with little consequence to enjoying and interpreting the story). it has been awhile since i have seen it however.
  28. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Its showing up on Best Buy's website for $169.99 USD. This may be an "in store only" clearance that Best buy likes to do. So you might want to check the actual store if there is one near you and maybe even the kiosk in the store if there are no Last Exiles on the shelves, they might be able to...
  29. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    I can add all of Cardcaptor Sakura to that list and Magic Users Club, they came in today. And Video Girl Ai which I forgot about. I have a tendancy to go crazy whenever I get into something briefly and went into an anime phase awhile ago around Christmas when I had a few extra bucks to spare and...
  30. AlannaE

    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Eh why would anyone dub Finnish metal into French? Most of it is in English to begin with.