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read the books instead

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If the Claymore REALLY were inhuman killing machines it would've been better.

definitely read the books


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Gazing Rabbit wrote:
And one last thing: How come Raki is the only kid that isn't afraid from Claymore?


his libido overcame his fear?

stick with it. it gets much more intresting when you get to the other claymores


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so uh... when is code geass 24-25 coming out? :gonk:


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so uh... when is code geass 24-25 coming out? :gonk:

July sometime according to gg. Another rumour I heard was that it won't return until Darker than Black has finished airing.


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Attractive female characters killing things with large swords? What madness is this?

What were you expecting? :)

It's your typical "monster who hunts monsters" setup. It does improve later, delves into Clare's past etc, and there's no real fanservice aside from the default Claymore outfits that I can see (and I suppose the whole phallic penis-envy giant sword thing, if you want to get freudian), but I wouldn't be expecting any brilliant insights about the nature of existence.

Also, I watch it with a brightness of around +6 in WMP. Helps with the "so atmospheric, you'll have no clue what's going on!" scenes.

(Really, I can count the works of mainstream entertainment that I feel didn't insult my intelligence on some level without running out of fingers. It's not something I get too hung up on, otherwise I'd have nothing to watch...)


For the record, I kind of like Kaze no Stigma as well, thus joining the idiot brigade. The "modern-day rich jerks" setting is unusual for the genre, and the main character's assholishness is starting to grow on me. Demanding a large sum of money to rescue your own little brother just to save face with the family you don't like much? Cold. Also, hilarious. Don't know if I'll continue watching it, but it's not bad.


In other news, Seirei no Moribito (aka Guardian of the Sacred Spirit) continues to be surprisingly good, despite taking about the last tack I would have expected-

[spoiler]Instead of going off on some action-filled quest or journey with the prince, Balsa has settled down, bought a house(!), and is essentially raising him as her son in her own hands-off manner. This has been going on for several episodes, and doesn't look to be stopping soon. The show has achieved an almost lyrical feel, concentrating on smaller triumphs and tragedies of everyday life in a quasi-fantasy oriental kingdom, and it'll practically be a shame when their peaceful existence is no doubt put in danger again. The last episode (#11, "Flower Wine for Tanda") is one of my favorites so far, despite a slow start and having nothing that could remotely be called action. There are some really nice moments in the second half, like a heartfelt conversation between two people despite one being unobservable. I especially like the way the mystical elements are treated in a straightforward manner that doesn't detract from their impressiveness. And the show continues to have some of the most beautiful painted backgrounds I've seen in a TV series. I may have to buy it on DVD just to look at it on a widescreen.[/spoiler]

Actually Gazing Rabbit, you might like Moribito. It's not that intellectually challenging either, but it has subtlety and restraint, two things that aren't Claymore's strong suit.


The other new show I just started watching is Denno Coil (Veoh link, reg to download, blah etc). For anyone who hasn't seen it, remember that Animatrix short about kids stumbling across glitches in the Matrix? It's like a whole series of that, except instead of the Matrix it's a virtual overlay on reality made possible by ubiquitous wireless internet and display glasses that allow one to see, hear, and touch (they haven't really explained that part yet) the virtual objects embedded in the real world. It's kind of like a Lain that isn't trying to scare and/or fuck with you, or a version of .hack that's actually interesting (zing?). I've also seen it described as what would result if Miyazaki made a show about kid hackers, which doesn't seem too far off. It's a bit cutesy at times, but it has charm and the premise is pretty fantastic. The only real drawback is that I keep trying to pedant the way the software and hardware work, which isn't really the point with this type of show.


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Statistically speaking? The Xenosaga anime was horrible, but so was the game, so you really can't tell. The Disagea anime was great, and no shitty gameplay to ruin the story! :V Also the Star Ocean 2 anime was easily watchable, again based on an unplayable game by anyone with taste. Out of a tiny test group, we now have a stunning 2:1 in favour of the style!

Truly, I can never hope to counter such mastery of statistics!

(But seriously, you don't want me to make a list, do you? My god man, the Pokemon clones alone...)

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(But seriously, you don't want me to make a list, do you? My god man, the Pokemon clones alone...)


But...but...James with bewbs!

You are too cruel, WI :japan:

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(But seriously, you don't want me to make a list, do you? My god man, the Pokemon clones alone...)

Make your list, young Padawan!

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Me wants new FFT for PSP. It's currently sponsering the party in my pants.


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I watched the first episode of the DMC anime. Pretty meh. The animation is pretty well done, but it doesn't look like anything particularly special. Still watchable. Just have to work through the poorly translated subs.

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As much as I know, Trigun's anime came out before Hellsing's. Also, I don'd remember if in any of these mangas there were actually colored pics.

Trigun still remains my favorite anime of all times.

Even if there were no coloured pages, the colour of Vash's coat is mentioned frequently within the story, since it's significant to his relationship with Rem.

And as much as I love the Trigun anime, the direction it took is utter shit compared to Maximum.

I've found only up to chapter 20 of Maximum. Do you have a source for the rest?

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so uh... when is code geass 24-25 coming out? :gonk:

July sometime according to gg. Another rumour I heard was that it won't return until Darker than Black has finished airing.

Just found on /a/ that it'll air on the 28th of July.
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Vass wrote:
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shoonra wrote:
so uh... when is code geass 24-25 coming out? :gonk:

July sometime according to gg. Another rumour I heard was that it won't return until Darker than Black has finished airing.

Just found on /a/ that it'll air on the 28th of July.
-shiny picture of shinies-

from what i could tell looking at the official website there will be a special screening just before its aired and people need to send postcards and shit.
but 3 months? :gonk:
i guess its silly of me to expect japanese marketing people to be as efficient as israeli ones, despite their talents :-?


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looks like someone misses Suzuku yaoi with V.V


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I think that this goes here and not in the post something:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigun_X

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Trigun movie? Man, I must really be out of the loop. Either way, this is awesome.

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looks like someone misses Suzuku yaoi with V.V

you mean with Lelouche.

thats right.
your GAR god is taking it like a little bitch and you wish i would share :-D


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not if all those doujins i see on /a/ of Lulu being on top have anything to say about it

and Lulu is maniacly gar but hardly my gar god


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i dont really bother with yaoi these days. you already saw all of my geass pics -believe it or not.

...maybe thats the reason ive been in such a foul mood lately... :japan:


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 Post subject: This isn't pedanting Denno Coil's technology, just figuring out the rules of how it works, which *is* very much a part of the show...
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Make your list [of video game-to-anime conversions], young Padawan!

As you wish, my Bitter Anime Elitist master.

I should note that I was referring to games without much plot being adapted, so things like visual novels and some RPG's wouldn't count. Disgaea might, depending on how narrative-light it was (haven't played it myself). Anyway, examples:

Viewtiful Joe
Pokemon
Digimon
Monster Rancher
Megaman NT Warrior/Starforce/whatever
Sonic X
Kirby: Right Back at Ya
F-Zero
Gungrave
Legend of the Mystical Ninja
SiN: The Movie

...Plus a bunch of fighting game anime I can't be bothered to compile, the majority of which are fairly stupid.

I'd like to add .hack to the list, since what I've seen of it seems to be pretty boring, but as I recall that was planned as a cross-medium property from the beginning.

I hope you're happy. Some of those were physically painful to remember. So yes, I'd say mediocre -> terrible is a fair statistical assessment, despite outliers.


Also just a correction, I was inaccurate in my previous description of Denno Coil. The last few episode have made it clear that the glasses actually scan and recreate the entire real-life surroundings, rather than just adding virtual objects to them. (Interestingly, this seems to be done in a distributed manner, with everyone's individual glasses contributing scans of the environment to a central server. Which seems easily exploitable if you can hack your glasses to send incorrect data for a less-travelled area, but I assume that'll come up at some point.)

EDIT: There is no edit here. None!

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