#5001 Posted by Bocam (3785 posts) -

@animasta said:

@bocam: wait what's it about?

radical intro regardless

From what they've said, it's mostly side stories not from Okabe's POV. I'm pretty sure the writer of 999 and VLR worked on the story.
It may also lead into the movie.

#5002 Edited by Animasta (14713 posts) -

@bocam said:

@animasta said:

@bocam: wait what's it about?

radical intro regardless

From what they've said, it's mostly side stories not from Okabe's POV. I'm pretty sure the writer of 999 and VLR worked on the story.

It may also lead into the movie.

wonder if this'll have the stuff from suzuha's perspective, specifically some of the things they did in the manga; show the dystopia wrought by SERN and what not.

#5003 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

EDIT: Oh, the 5000th post. Congratulations, us. Or should I say Omedetou!

Oh god why did I watch all of that

#5004 Posted by Nerx (3 posts) -

Anybody looking forward to the 2013 JJBA game?

#5005 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@alexandersheen said:

EDIT: Oh, the 5000th post. Congratulations, us. Or should I say Omedetou!

Oh god why did I watch all of that

Fuck, why did I click that.

#5006 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5040 posts) -

@cloudenvy said:

@no0b0rama said:

@alexandersheen said:

EDIT: Oh, the 5000th post. Congratulations, us. Or should I say Omedetou!

Oh god why did I watch all of that

Fuck, why did I click that.

I take responsibility for nothing. You guys should thank me for not choosing this one instead. NSFW, kind of

#5007 Posted by Bocam (3785 posts) -

@cloudenvy said:

@no0b0rama said:

@alexandersheen said:

EDIT: Oh, the 5000th post. Congratulations, us. Or should I say Omedetou!

Oh god why did I watch all of that

Fuck, why did I click that.

I take responsibility for nothing. You guys should thank me for not choosing this one instead. NSFW, kind of

Why did I know what that video was going to be before I clicked it?

#5008 Edited by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -
#5009 Posted by Bocam (3785 posts) -

The only good idol anime is Puchim@s and that's because it knows how fucking dumb it is

#5010 Posted by Azurath (307 posts) -

What happened to the plethora of action shows like Naruto and Bleach?

Did that genre die out? I am an avid modern anime fan, but I wish I had a serious show to watch every week, alongside the shows about cute girls doing cute shit.

Anyway, has there been any word on how long the mecha(?) show by the people who did FMA will be? That looked really interesting.

#5011 Edited by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -

@azurath: It could be that Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece have kinda taken over that part of anime genre and it pretty hard to make something new. Personally, I think that type of genre will come back since there is too many cute girl shows now and many are dropping in quality.

#5012 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Getting ready for all of the feels I'm going to have when watching this. </3 It's nice to see Shinkai returning to what he does best instead of the B-level Ghibli stuff he tried last time.

#5013 Posted by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -

@cloudenvy: Wow, that looks super nice and Hanazawa Kana voice an adult, that pretty nice change for her.

#5014 Posted by DocHaus (1351 posts) -

Some /a/nons translated the 5th OVA of Seitokai Yakuindomo. Spoiler alert: except for maybe the beginning the joke is pretty much the same in all sketches.

#5015 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4643 posts) -

Wait wait wait waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait, so, regarding Sasami-san, is Sasami's brother...

...really her dad?!

#5016 Edited by Rehtayne (127 posts) -

It sure feels like it's taking Robotics;Notes forever to get anywhere.

#5017 Posted by rubberluffy (472 posts) -

JoJo episode 20 was one of the best episodes of anything I've seen. Really fantastic directing and sound/music work. And actual real animation too. And manly tears. Also disco bubbles.

#5018 Posted by Bocam (3785 posts) -

Wait wait wait waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait, so, regarding Sasami-san, is Sasami's brother...

...really her dad?!

Maybe... I can't actually remember. Japanese myths are full of incest.

#5019 Posted by Animasta (14713 posts) -

@bocam said:

@babychoochoo said:

Wait wait wait waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait, so, regarding Sasami-san, is Sasami's brother...

...really her dad?!

Maybe... I can't actually remember. Japanese myths are full of incest.

come on now...

#5020 Edited by Mezmero (1967 posts) -

JoJo is so good. The manga art is legendary as it is but adding color to it brings the funk into a whole new level, the rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble. If I said it once I'll say it again: Go! Go! Zeppeli! Speaking of manly cartoons Ashita no Joe is fantastic. Probably my favorite main character in a sports anime ever. I've thought about watching the J-drama but something about that classic 70's art style I find oddly endearing.

#5021 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I'm going to make an incredibly bitchy post now, so if you're not into that you might as well look away now!

Link to movie trailer for Aura since the video embed option is broken for me right now.

Panning stills and speedlines? How in the world is this even allowed to be in theaters? This just sad AIC A.S.T.A, this is such a new low that I can't be anything but annoyed. It's not even low movie quality, it's barely good TV quality.

Ugh, just ugh.

#5022 Edited by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -

@cloudenvy: Yeah, I don't see this being a film. Also looking at what the show about I don't see it having enough to hold a movie audience attention. This is more like a straight to dvd movie.

#5023 Posted by Shinmaru007 (334 posts) -

JoJo episode 20 was one of the best episodes of anything I've seen. Really fantastic directing and sound/music work. And actual real animation too. And manly tears. Also disco bubbles.

Those fuckin' disco bubbles. So great.

#5024 Edited by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

Full moon tonight, and out of sheer coincidence, I was driving toward it while it was right on the horizon, making it look eerily huge and beautiful.

...and I only mention this because of the Persona 3 Movie website, which they've already said probably won't be updated until spring. Still though, I did what I've been doing every full moon for the past eight months or so- play the Persona 3 soundtrack in my car. I always forget how much I love that CD- I think that song "Want to be Close" is my favorite- partially because it kinda reminds me of Detana!! TwinBee, but also because it reminds me that the moment in Persona 3 FES where you start exploring Gekkoukan High and that music starts playing is the moment I knew I was going to love that game, and god damn it, I was right.

#5025 Posted by Shinmaru007 (334 posts) -
#5026 Posted by Bocam (3785 posts) -

@cloudenvy: It's Tanaka Romeo, I'll watch it no matter what.

#5027 Posted by T1000 (45 posts) -

Personally was never an Anime fanatic however, I always though Dragon Ball Z was bada$$.

#5028 Posted by PenguinDust (12558 posts) -

I finished Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei the past weekend. Not the prettiest anime around. I'd say it's a tiny step above web flash animation, but damn if I didn't find it funny. The humor is similar in format to Gintama or Cromartie High School, but in only 5 minute chunks. Shows that short can be hit-or-miss and Reihai Sensei is no different. Some episodes gave me a good chuckle while others...well, they're over in 5 minutes so it's not that difficult.

I've also started Shinrei Tantei Yakumo. I'm 4 or 5 into it. It's not bad. A little slow so far but each episode contains a single case. There is a back story that is building up, too with mysterious characters lurking in the shadows. It's too early to say either way, but I was in the mood for something low on fighting with some paranormal investigating. I was going to watch some more XXXholic, but I decided to try this instead. I'm not upset.

I watched some more Naruto Shippuden over the weekend, too. I'm still at 247 out of 300. Damn me if you will, but I like it. Not as much as One Piece, but damn it, I like it and I like Fairy Tail, too. It's hard to gauge what's "cool" on the internet these days. I've long since resigned myself to being uncool. Hell, I was going to anime conventions when it was still called "Japanimation" and whether or not a show was cool wasn't in question. Every show was uncool and people responded, "You still watch cartoons?" Times change and now people have opinions. Just as how music tastes used to define someone to their peer group, anime does within the viewing community. I'm simple and a soft touch, so I am always going to be uncool.

#5029 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -
#5030 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

And I think we all owe @TooWalrus a thank you for doing his Persona 3 soundtrack ritual, because somehow it's made them release 3 whole drawings after 9 months. Maybe I should join in on the ritual and pray that it won't be AIC A.S.T.A handling it.

#5031 Posted by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -

@cloudenvy: I bet it still them but Persona is too big of a series to be cheap on.

#5032 Posted by Animasta (14713 posts) -

@penguindust: it's not the fact that naruto is uncool, it's that it's bad. My friend watches it and acknowledges this fact :)

#5033 Edited by Petiew (1353 posts) -

@metalsnakezero said:

Persona is too big of a series to be cheap on.

You sure about that?

Oh and thanks to everyone for the suggestions a week or so back. I'm goingt make my way through Psycho Pass and Chihayafuru, have already caught up to Love Live.

#5034 Edited by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

@petiew said:

@metalsnakezero said:

Persona is too big of a series to be cheap on.

You sure about that?

Oh and thanks to everyone for the suggestions a week or so back. I'm goingt make my way through Psycho Pass and Chihayafuru, have already caught up to Love Live.

Oh man, it's not all bad, remember that time there were TWO CHIES. Those were the days.

#5035 Posted by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -

@petiew: @toowalrus: That was when they had to air an episode per week, P3 will be a movie meaning that they are taking their time to get things right because it going up on public movie theaters.

#5036 Edited by Bocam (3785 posts) -

@metalsnakezero said:

@petiew: @toowalrus: That was when they had to air an episode per week, P3 will be a movie meaning that they are taking their time to get things right because it going up on public movie theaters.

Except that's wrong. Anime production doesn't work that way.

#5037 Posted by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -

@bocam: Well whatever the case their not going to mess up something like this.

Anyway, let see some dancing:

#5038 Posted by EXTomar (4848 posts) -

Anime companies are the master of going cheap where its gets hard to keep up the budget and quality when they need to farm out a few episodes in the middle to fourth string companies to complete the work. It is part of the reason why I am a big fan of keeping series and seasons under 12 episodes.

#5039 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@metalsnakezero: It's not about messing up, more about AIC A.S.T.A's lack of animation talent. It shows in just about everything they do, including the Aura movie trailer I linked earlier in this thread. That trailer looks like a mediocre TV show and it's insane that it's airing in theaters.

@toowalrus:@petiew: If you guys think that is bad, you should see some of the in-between frames I spotted during the TV broadcast.

Best face.

#5040 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1453 posts) -

Oh damn TWO Chie's! That is pretty damn funny

#5041 Edited by metalsnakezero (2318 posts) -

@cloudenvy: Well so far they haven't say who producing it and maybe Index/Atlus had looked to someone else to handle the movie (Anime News Network has it as Aniplex and Persona 3 Movie Committee).

#5042 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5040 posts) -

Yeah, animation got lower in quality in recent years. But if you can not look very hard at it and just live in blissful ignorance, you can have a good time. I mean I watched P4A from start to finish and I didn't noticed the double Chie thing. MY MIND!

#5043 Edited by RWBladewing (119 posts) -

I have very low standards for animation quality but this season's Da Capo III has had enough blunders that even I have taken notice. Characters are consistently off-model, large portions of each episode are composed of ultra-close-up still frames of a character's face/hair/naughty bits, and there have been several other issues like a character "teleporting" between 2 different locations in the same scene.

#5044 Posted by Bocam (3785 posts) -

Man, this week's chapter of Medaka Box is fucking stupid. Also, apparently Medaka Box is ending.

#5045 Edited by Petiew (1353 posts) -

@cloudenvy: chee it hertz to liv

@toowalrus: Still makes me laugh. I remember there being a scene early on where the team are at Junes and Yosuke keeps disappearing, I think they forgot to draw him in.

Shinsekai Yori manga getting an official translation over the novel is a huge bummer. It's got lots of fanservice that kind of ruins it. (I wonder if it'll even be legal to own in the UK) I feel like it'll sell poorly and we'll never get the novel.

#5046 Edited by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

@penguindust: I'm a little late on this, but hell yeah Naruto!

#5047 Posted by Azurath (307 posts) -

I don't know if it has been discussed here yet, but what are everyone's feelings on Fairy Tail ending?

I personally have no attachment to the series, but I can understand why people would be fucking pissed about it. It is also apparently mid-arc, which if true, is a pretty big slap in the face to fans. Production costs are really high, and not everyone can keep up, but I always saw Fairy Tail as "the next big thing". I was actually surprised when I found out it is a relatively old series.

Soul Eater, Naruto, Bleach, and now Fairy Tail are all rumored to be ending soon, so what's next for the Shonen genre?

#5048 Posted by EXTomar (4848 posts) -

My two initial thoughts are:

- "Wait, Fairy Tail is still going?" which I say in jest because anyone who has been around fandom knows series like this run forever which loses all sense of progression and meaning for everyone but the hard core fans.

- "Wait, Fairy Tail is ending??" It always felt to me that there were too many of the "juggernaut series" where Fairy Tail seemed like the smallest of the bunch.

In other news, I am eagerly waiting for Railgun S! Please don't suck!!

#5049 Edited by Petiew (1353 posts) -

@azurath: The manga is ending, or just the anime adaption?

I read it weekly a long time ago, but just got bored with it over time. It's a super generic battle shonen, even as someone who enjoys One Piece a ton I thought the power of friendship stuff got far too ridiculous. Like Rave it started promising but personally I think they both got too convoluted and tiring. I've heard a lot of complaints about deus ex machina wins and powerups too. When I stopped reading I remember there being Gerard overload.

It's quite a popular series, so I guess people are freaking out over this?

Edit: Seems like it's only the anime that's ending. That's not really that much of a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Means they won't be blowing their budget on filler since the anime is apparently catching up quickly.

One Piece is still running, so shonen battle manga is set for the next 10+ years. Jump have been trying to push Toriko too.

#5050 Edited by Bocam (3785 posts) -

Wolf Children is pretty weird, mostly because there's bestiality that comes out of no where.