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Re: Anime anyone?
« Reply #1100 on: 27 Jun 2019, 05:03 »

On the topic of the NGE Netflix script changes I saw something doing the rounds on tumblr about some of the other scenes. For Example. . . .

From the original dub


From the new netflix dub


Dunno if this is legit or some sort of weird ass false flag crap.

Hmm, it would be rather bizarre is they actually used the word 'leftists'.....is this real?
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« Reply #1101 on: 27 Jun 2019, 09:18 »

They still don't like referencing the Aum attacks directly.  But yes, that's a curious choice for the subs.  Dan Kanemitsu probably doesn't have a clear idea how that reads in the West.
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« Reply #1102 on: 28 Jun 2019, 06:55 »

It's just as I suspected all along - THE ANGELS ARE COMMUNISTS!
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« Reply #1103 on: 28 Jun 2019, 13:27 »

Here's a reasonable article on the new translation of Evangelion used by Netflix (I put it that way because it's clearly not Netflix's translation, but Khara's), specifically with regard to Kaworu's lines.

In other news, the remainder of Forest of Piano is now up on Netflix.  The second half has been done without the CGI of the piano playing, which some people criticised - so instead they represent the effect of the music with lots of floating bubbles and the like.  But to be fair, the manga does that too!  Although I am sad that they missed out some elements of the story (Kai's meeting and wooing his girlfriend), it's still a good representation of the main story.  I suppose they could make the girlfriend episode as an OVA, if they can be bothered (I suspect they won't, which is a shame); they could also do a short OVA of the piano tuning episode.

While I'm here, do try to get to watch Dororo.  This new adaptation of the old (1967-8) manga has a decent ending instead of just petering out, and is nicely designed and animated (and obviously beats the old 1969 anime version by being better quality and not black-and-white!).  It was a constant pleasure this last season.
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« Reply #1104 on: 30 Jun 2019, 19:52 »

(just got netflix a week ago and binged a couple shows, Evangelion among them)

I'm actually really bothered by the reaction to changing Kaworu's line. Even setting aside that what he actually said in the original Japanese translates most accurately as "like", all of the original context is still there. All the blushes, the interactions, his obvious affection, Shinji's confused reciprocation... none of that is gone. It's not gay erasure if all the subtext is still there. And using like to indicate attraction isn't even a Japan specific thing. Did none of these people go to high school and obsess over "liking" someone, but like, "Like" liking them?

Too much complaining about that and not enough complaining about the use of "children". Please think of the Children!

I also binge watched "Your Lie in April" based on a reference I saw in a youtube video. Apparently it's not really a good idea for someone going through a crippling depressive episode to binge watch "Your Lie in April".
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« Reply #1105 on: 01 Jul 2019, 02:24 »

Eh, I think it's more pushback against how dubs sometimes try to PC the intended/unintended/complete far left interpretations of dialogue.

(Only example I can think of right now is the Dub for Sailor moon changing the dialogue between two characters to make them out to be cousins as opposed to heavily implied lovers, and only succeeding in creating a brand new kissin' cousins' interpretation!)
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« Reply #1106 on: 01 Jul 2019, 14:31 »

That would be hilarious since the change to Kaworu's dialogue is a result of following the original Japanese more closely.

(Amusing sidebar, I can distinctly recall people complaining when the original english dub was released, because having Kaworu say "I love you" offended people who insisted it added a gay subtext that "didn't exist". I think I even recall someone arguing that the... er... hospital scene with Shinji and Asuka in End of Evangelion proved that Shinji was straight and therefore the "I love you" translation was wrong)

To be honest, I feel like it's a knee jerk reaction that's more they changed it, now it sucks!" And it's only a story because it's clickbait worthy.

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« Reply #1107 on: 12 Dec 2019, 08:23 »

Awesome, new Goblin Slayer is coming out with a cinematic special in February.

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« Reply #1108 on: 28 Dec 2019, 14:12 »

I've just finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix (it took me like three days) and I want more. But Legend Of Korra is on Amazon Prime and I don't *have* Amazon Prime and now I am mad.


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« Reply #1109 on: 29 Dec 2019, 10:19 »

I've just finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix (it took me like three days) and I want more. But Legend Of Korra is on Amazon Prime and I don't *have* Amazon Prime and now I am mad.


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« Reply #1110 on: 11 Jan 2020, 01:28 »

Got a volume of Robotech: New Generation in a mystery box sale from Vintage Stock.
Harmony Gold, 1) who the fuck edited this? 2) why aren't subtitles available, ADV Films? Not even for the dub.
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« Reply #1111 on: 11 Jan 2020, 02:03 »

DVD releases of Robotech were a right mess.  Of course, the origination of the series was quite a mess already.
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« Reply #1113 on: 11 Jan 2020, 09:07 »

Dorohedoro was on my list to try when it starts tomorrow, but after seeing that trailer, I'm not sure it's for me after all.

The first episode of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! was more fun than it had any right to be.  I wonder if they can keep it up.
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« Reply #1114 on: 06 May 2020, 05:32 »

I finished what I hope is the first season of Eizouken and it was amazing, a real love note to the animation industry

I also finally finished Last Exile, a show I first started watching back when it came on G4 of all places. I remember it mostly for the flying ships and the intro with the bagpipes, but it seems like that was such a small part of it. Overall it was just okay, an alright early 2000s anime where they were still figuring out how to use 3D.
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« Reply #1115 on: 06 May 2020, 08:08 »

Hmm.I got bored with Eizouken about halfway through, and haven't finished it.

OTOH, Gleipnir is turning out to be more fun than I expected.
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« Reply #1116 on: 09 May 2020, 17:33 »

Still ticking items of my watch bucket list.

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« Reply #1117 on: 10 May 2020, 06:47 »

My favorite Miyazaki movie. I even like it better than the book, though I read the book after
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« Reply #1118 on: 10 May 2020, 09:44 »

Still ticking items of my watch bucket list.

My favorite Miyazaki movie. I even like it better than the book, though I read the book after
Why Miyazaki bothered to license the novel is a mystery to me; he obviously had a very different story to tell and it didn't really need the few elements that he took from DWJ.
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« Reply #1119 on: 26 Jul 2020, 18:21 »

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« Reply #1120 on: 30 Jul 2020, 03:37 »



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« Reply #1121 on: 17 Aug 2020, 08:24 »

Same advice as TFS DBZ Abridged, don't binge watch  PTE while eating. You risk choking.
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« Reply #1122 on: 22 Aug 2020, 17:43 »

My personal thoughts viewing Uzaki chan Wants to Hang Out:

Episode 1: Seems pretty ordinary really. Guess I'll stick with it for a couple episodes.
Episode 3: How can this show trigger so much internet drama? I guess I'll give it a little bit longer?
Episode 5: *Uzaki delivers her rant on the greatness of mint chocolate chip ice cream* Okay, kid, you've won me over.
Episode 7: "Just get rid of the cat." You're trash Uzaki. You're trash and everything you say and do is trash now and forever. Surrender your cats to me and go climb into a dumpster where you belong, you enemy of cats.
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« Reply #1123 on: 22 Aug 2020, 19:39 »

I've been watching a lot of kids shows (since I have kids) and my wife started to put on the original Sailor Moon on Hulu. I never watched it growing up and according to her the version we're watching is a newer dub than the one she watched when she was a kid. So far its pretty good. I think my favorite character is Luna (The cat). My wife says she's a bit different in the older dub and this newer one almost seems like a new character. I think the next episode is when they finally fight Jadeite. Rei is legit pretty cool and I love her antagonistic relationship with Usagi. Also I think its rather funny that Tuxedo mask shows up in most episodes

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My 1 year old started doing the sailor moon pose when she's in her high chair during meals. Its cute. My 2 year old gets so invested in the story and gets a bit scared of the monsters and clutches my arm during those scenes.

Weird question, did the studio for Yu Yu Hakusho do Sailor Moon? Sometimes I get similar vibes. Granted I saw Yu Yu Hakusho way back when I was in High School and even then I only saw a handful of episodes so it may just be me.
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« Reply #1124 on: 06 Nov 2020, 20:35 »

After seeing clips and art on imgur, I decided to try out Fire Force. I am 3 episodes in and the premise is pretty cool. The intro music is really nice. Its a post apocalyptic world, and in Tokyo people have started to spontaneous combust. When doing so they become fire zombies called "infernals." The government created a response team to put down these demonic entities and investigate in what causes this phenomenon. They are called the Fire Force and are deployed like, and alongside, the fire department. The fire department puts out the fires after the Fire Force puts down the infernal. Some people have been born with pyrokenetic powers. Some can manipulate existing fire and use them against the infernals, and some have developed X-men style abilities that are fire based and can create them. Most fire force companies consist of these individuals.

The story follows Fire Force Company 8 as they put down infernals and try to figure out the cause of spontaneous combustion. The leader of company 8 doesn't have any powers and is just a normal human. Our protagonist is Shinra, who is a recruit. He can shoot fire out of his feet which he uses to launch himself like a rocket, do fire kicks, and break dance fighting. He also has a nervous tick, kind of like the Joker, in that when he's nervous, anxious, or scared, he can't help but smile. This gets him into trouble a lot. He has a tragic past and wants to investigate the fire that killed his family. There are many other crew mates on the team including another rookie that can make a plasma sword and thinks he's King Arthur, a pyrokenetic woman that was recruited from the military, a nun, a no nonsense lieutenant that can manipulate guns, and the captain that has no powers which is uncommon in the Fire Force.

The first few episodes are great, with the second episode being a real gut puncher. The third episode is also great and deepens the mystery of the show. There is one glaring problem that shows up. A new character is introduced and the opening sequences indicates they will be joining the team. Maybe its just my problem and I just don't get it, but her character is just cringey. She dresses in a bikini under her fire suit and has this "clumsiness" where she'll trip and fall into a guy which results in him touching her boob or butt. She then berates them for sexual harassment. In her introduction scene I didn't even see her trip but in a blink of an eye, Shinra was just standing there awkwardly, and then his hand was under her bikini top and on her boob.  He doesn't even know how it got there and he's not a lecherous character. She yells at him and "trips again" and now he has his hands on her butt. I just don't understand this type of character at all. It really breaks my immersion and is just awkward, and not in a funny way. Looking up the show, this is her entire character. She has the power to give herself fire cat powers, but other than that she's just there for fan service and to accidentally get groped.
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« Reply #1125 on: 07 Dec 2020, 19:46 »

I just finished Season 2 of Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon R). Its pretty good. I know a lot of fans hate the Ail and An arc but I honestly enjoyed them. We watched the first episode of season 3 (Sailor Moon S) and I am not sure if they got new artists or if it was part of the manga, but the villainesses are extremely busty. I noticed it but thought it was just what I observed until my wife said something. When watching the preview for the next episode, the next monster is a well endowed cat woman. My wife and I found this to be very funny.

So far I would sum up the 3 arcs as such:

Season 1 "Dark Kingdom" is Power Rangers without the giant robots, and more about interpersonal relationships.

Season 2 "Ail and An" arc is about an alien couple that cuck each other while feeding their house plant.

Season 3 "Black Moon" arc is Back to the Future and Terminator put in a blender.

I am not sure whats in store for season 3, but my wife is excited (she's been watching Sailor Moon Crystal). Also poor Mamoru, dude can't catch a break. Good show so far.
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« Reply #1126 on: 07 Dec 2020, 23:58 »

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu if you're after something utterly ridiculous.
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« Reply #1127 on: 24 Jul 2021, 10:19 »

I recently burned through the whole of the first Fullmetal Alchemist series.

It's actually had a profound effect on me - adjusted my viewpoint on things somewhat.

Some truly gruesome, horrible, sickening things happen in this show - it is almost relentlessly dark with plot, even if there are quite a few gags to lighten the tone. I've often said that I don't really understand people who are fans of things that are predominantly dark, who have ideas in them as disturbing as, say,
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But having watched it all the way through now... this show clearly has issues with religious fundamentalism, but is not critical of having a religion in itself. There is a terrorist character, but one who is depicted with complete sympathy as a human being outside of his actions. It's pretty heavily anti-fascist, down to the head of state being called the Fuhrer, and the military having committed countless atrocities. It's a show that depicts humanity happening upon knowledge of what they COULD do, but questions about whether that means that people SHOULD do it. None of the heroes are without failures or mistakes. Few of the villains are completely lacking in sympathy. I'm just, really fucking impressed.

It's also given me a taste for anime back again after Netflix took Death Note off while I was still watching it.

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« Reply #1128 on: 26 Jul 2021, 03:31 »

I'm glad you watched the first anime.  These days FMA Brotherhood is people's default.

There's good reason for that, in that it follows the manga to the end - in 2003 less than half the manga was written, so much of FMA 2003 is anime original, and the main plot is fundamentally different.  But it was well done, and I marginally prefer it to Brotherhood which has pacing issues - at the start it rushes through the parts already animated in the earlier version, and towards the end the plot slows down and is stretched out far too much (a problem in the manga as well, which it follows faithfully in this regard).

Both are worth watching, but perhaps not back to back.  FMA 2003 has a film sequel (The Conqueror of Shamballa) which gets very mixed reactions.  It takes place mainly in a version of Nazi Germany in the 1920s.  I think it's worth watching, even if not as good as the series - it gives more closure to the brothers' story as well.
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« Reply #1129 on: 26 Jul 2021, 11:42 »

I watched much of the first half of Brotherhood with my students and found it very irritating. I now plan on giving it another shot, just to see where the plot goes. And I will eventually, I think, read the manga.

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« Reply #1130 on: 09 Aug 2021, 09:18 »

Ascedance of a Book Worm

Noralities makes a good case for it and Dr. Stone while comparing and contrasting the two.

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