Mezmero's forum posts

#1 Edited by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

Still thoroughly enjoying the season of A-sports, Yowamushi Pedal, Kuroko no Basket, and Hajime no Ippo respectively. Give me over the top versions of sports any day of the week. The latest One PIece was worth it for the music alone. The musical scores have been one of the reasons I've stayed faithful to that series as an anime for over a decade. I'm glad that the series is finally solidifying itself in the pantheon of shonen epics by having a fighting tournament, no matter how cliche' that may be. Speaking of One Piece in the latest TMNT it's revealed that April can totally use Conquerer's Haki against the Krang.

Space Dandy has been kind of a slow burn thing for me. I'm watching it but I don't feel like I absolutely have to see it the moment the episodes are available. I get around to it eventually and find it entertaining just about every time. Perhaps the lack of an overall plot will be detrimental in the long run but I still think it's a great show. Finally I started catching up on Rick and Morty and it's pretty great. It sort of sucks that they tease future episodes in the intro but I'm stoked to see more of it.

#2 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

Yeah I go there fairly regularly. I may not like comics as much as video games but I'm always down for a good story with some great art. I truly disliked comics in the 90s simply because of where they were creatively but they have been markedly improved since then. It wasn't until getting into The Walking Dead and Preacher trade paperbacks in the late 2000's that I jumped back into comics and Comicvine has been an invaluable resource in my current reading habits. Obviously you can't read everything (or play everything for that matter) so it's nice to have a review site with a good podcast to keep me abreast of recent shake ups for the iconic characters in the mainstream universes. The community is certainly a bit insufferable sure but it's become easy to just ignore them.

#3 Edited by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

If anyone knows how to click bait their audience it's Patrick. Just kidding Scoops. Pretty well written article for such a worn out topic on the site as of late. Even after finishing the game I personally think Dark Souls is just decent but I think DS2 could be awesome. As someone who has worshipped the Sun for years I'm finding that meme increasingly obnoxious. The internet making light of someone else's faith? Get right out of town and take a bus. Thanks again for the write-up.

#4 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

Latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was pretty awesome. It's the typical Raphael meets Casey Jones story that has been told so many times but they pull it off with gusto and some of the coolest action this franchise has ever had in terms of animation. Raph remains my favorite ninja turtle even since the 80's. I also watched that Justice League: War movie. Meh, it was okay. Not nearly as good as Flashpoint Paradox in my opinion. I kind of enjoyed the corny JLA Adventures movie a little more though that one's a lot shorter.

#5 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

Maybe they should've made this series episodic if they were going to make it so short. Just put out a 2 hours set piece every 2 years and call it an episode.

#6 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

Is there a reason why 40% of anime from the 80s/early 90s was just magical muscle men?

It seems very magical at first but it's actually just ridiculously hyperbolic punching. No need to generalize. Plenty of American cartoons followed a similar formula in that era.

#7 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

@samsonbarabbas: I have a soft spot for Saint Seiya as an anime to be honest. I like it slightly more than Dragon Ball even though I have some nostalgia for DB and I've only seen Saint Seiya a few years ago. I've only read some of the manga and it's probably not as enjoyable as Dragon Ball is to read though that depends on personal preference. Admittedly I like the series somewhat ironically but I still love it. It's not as brutal as some of the stuff that happens in the comic and the armor designs look more ridiculous at first but still a fun ride for a very pulpy concept. As for animation quality that's just something you have to take with a grain of salt when you watch classics. Don't know that I'd call it consistently great but it does get better as the series goes. If you're going to watch only a few it might be worth checking out one of my all time favorite episodes 13. You probably don't even need context for the episode to get a sense for how rockingly amazing it can be. And to be clear I don't think the original Vampire Hunter D holds up very well I was specifically referring to the sequel movie with "Bloodlust" as its subtitle.

#8 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

@mezmero: Ace of Diamond is not a shounen style baseball action kind of show. If you did not like the first four episodes then you also won't like the rest.

That's too bad. Seemed like they were going in that direction in the beginning. There have already been plenty of decent realistic baseball shows so if you ask me they missed out on making it cooler than it is.

#9 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

@samsonbarabbas: I don't mean to make that list longer. Just a few things worth thinking about. I would put Saint Seiya (1986) on that list above most fighting shows from the 80's. There's rarely an episode where a fight doesn't occur. Not very influential in the US but it was fairly big in Central and South America. It's hard to go wrong with Speed Racer if you haven't seen it already. And Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was probably the best thing to come out of 2000 so you should definitely try that before most anything else from that year.

@darji: Major is pretty great. I've fallen behind on the last one or two seasons. At some point it didn't seem like they could top the emotional highs from the first few seasons. I gave up on Ace of Diamond after the first four really boring episodes. I can see myself getting back into that show if the shounen style baseball action gets better but not until I wrap up my time with Major.

#10 Posted by Mezmero (1642 posts) -

I'm just hoping they don't hire a cyborg or robot. That would spell certain doom for all of us. Honestly I've been extremely apprehensive about all this whole replacing Ryan business. I know it's something that needs to happen but every time I think about it it's like being stabbed in the heart like uh uh uh uh uh. In a weird way I'm sort of thankful for Jeff keeping his process sort of on the down low so I don't have to think about it but now I kind of have to. I trust Jeff's instincts for hiring since the site began so I'll leave the hard part to him.