WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

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WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:58 pm

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Well I sure am glad that Autumn season was so terrible, otherwise we may never have seen the likes of such quality programs as:

Onii-chan blah blah blah blah!!!

Cardfight!!

That one about the girl from the pachinko machines


Seriously though, the only things that have caught my eye are:

Mazinkaiser

Beelzebub

Hourou Musuko

BONES

But I guess I'm already watching like seven shows that I think are excellent so I probably won't pick anything up. Other than that one about that girl from the pachinko machines.


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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Nagato » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:19 am

'Hourou Musuko' is the only thing I'm really looking forward to.

'GOSICK' might be worth a shot, but good detective shows are really rare and I'm very critical of them.

I'll definitely check out 'Remember My Lovecraft' out of morbid curiosity.

'Supernatural' OVA? Like, based on the American TV show? That's... random.

I'm pretty impressed by how blatant of a ripoff 'I Don't Like My Older Brother at All!' (that onii-chan anime) is of OreImo. Even the font in the picture is the same...
Iroha Tsuchiura (土浦 彩葉, Tsuchiura Iroha?)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
Iroha is Shūsuke's old friend before Nao's adoption. Because she was sexually molested by Shūsuke, she claims that she is a lover of Shūsuke. She tries to have sexual intercourse with him.
Wait... what?

"A weird dream about a war with cats" almost makes me want to watch Yumekui Merry.

'Yuri Seijin Naoko-san' sounds like somebody watched Blue Drop and thought it should have been less depressing.
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Ryu » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:04 am

Nagato wrote: I'm pretty impressed by how blatant of a ripoff 'I Don't Like My Older Brother at All!' (that onii-chan anime) is of OreImo. Even the font in the picture is the same...
Iroha Tsuchiura (土浦 彩葉, Tsuchiura Iroha?)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue
Iroha is Shūsuke's old friend before Nao's adoption. Because she was sexually molested by Shūsuke, she claims that she is a lover of Shūsuke. She tries to have sexual intercourse with him.
Wait... what?
All I can hear is:
"Hey anime fans! You enjoyed OreImo so much that we'd like you to meet its million billion grotesquely deformed children!" Coming down from the mountaintop.
Edit: I do realise the irony of this statement.

Damn I should really pay more attention to the OVA section! Didn't notice that Supernatural thingo there, AND the next Black Lagoon OVA and Hack Quantum (I liked the games okay)

and

and

HEEEeeeeeuuurrrrrrrggggghhhh

A kodomo no jikan OVA. I suddenly wish I hadn't paid more attention to the OVA section.
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Post by Nagato » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:39 pm

The Kodomo no Jikan release is an OAD, which I'm pretty sure is a drama CD.
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Post by Ryu » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:13 pm

Wow, that just makes it even more creepy for some reason!

And now I know what OAD means.
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Post by Nagato » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:25 pm

I never found Kodomo no Jikan creepy, but I did lose interest in it after the first few volumes.
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Post by Kei » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:37 am

The only reason Kodomo is famous... controversy. The show itself wasn't very good, but the controversy made it a household word.

Same goes for Dance in the Vampire Bund.
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Post by Ryu » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:08 am

I think KnJ's infamy was well deserved though, I mean the writer must have been cranked up on something fierce to think that it was a good idea. It's also pretty hilarious that it got banned in the US and the EU.

Anyway, back on topic: Wolverine trailer: http://marvel.com/videos/823.wolverine_anime_trailer - Er, are they really going with this? Doesn't really seem all that x-men/marvel-esque.

Also Supernatural trailer

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Maybe it'll be good?
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Post by Taiga » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:41 pm

Is it a bad idea to mention that I actually follow the Kojikan manga? Anime sucks, mind.

Also... I can now watch anime again after a long-winded argument with my mother.

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Post by Nagato » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:04 pm

I've been thinking about picking it back up, actually.
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Post by Ryu » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:41 pm

Taiga wrote:Is it a bad idea to mention that I actually follow the Kojikan manga? Anime sucks, mind.

Also... I can now watch anime again after a long-winded argument with my mother.
It depends: is it about a little girl who sexually harasses (Image) her teacher like in the show? If so

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Anyway, how about that winter season eh? Looking pret-ty mediocre if I don't say so myself.
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Post by Taiga » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:09 pm

Yes, Ryu. Yes it is.

The manga, however, plays down the fanservice enough that the story shines through. There's a lot about how each character's life unfolds- the trials they face as their character and puberty.

Sure it's perverse, but it's well done perversion.

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Post by Ryu » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:17 pm

But then why have the "fan service"? If the story is so great it can work without appealing to "that kind of fan" then why include it? It really just sounds like the author is trying too hard and adding in some controversial material to make it stand out. Or something else.

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Post by Nagato » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:05 pm

I don't even think I'd call it 'fanservice.' A story about a disturbed child with distorted views of sex and love doesn't really work unless you show said child acting out those issues.
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Post by Ryu » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:04 pm

Spoiler:
So the intention is to horrify, rather than titillate? If so then is there a central conflict that needs to be resolved? are the consequences of these actions shown? Has the child suffered prior abuse? Or is it simply used as a springboard for "wacky" circumstances and never addresses the issues that are brought forth by pursuing such a provocative storyline?
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WELP. This thread sure lives up to its title. Is there anything people are actually interested in for reals?
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Re: WINTER SEASON 2010/11: WELP.

Post by Taiga » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:25 am

Might watch 'Kore wa Zombie desu ka?' and 'GOSICK', but I think the winter season will mainly be my time to catch up with series i never finished or never got around to starting yet.

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Post by Ryu » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:12 am

Hourou Musuko trailer is out. No I don't know what they're saying. Don't really know about the art style, there's a certain novelty to the watercolour effect they've got going but the character designs themselves lack distinction in terms of appearance and silhouettes (at one point in the trailer I was confusing the character in the picture with an apparently different one with ponytails). Hopefully the trailer music will actually be featured in the show as is. Might end up watching it.



Actually that does bring up another thing I really like about Kuragehime and Panty and Stocking [although it is an homage to Genndy Tartakovsky's style]; the characters themselves are very, very distinctive in their design.
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Post by Nagato » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:19 am

The mangaka laments in one of the volumes that she tends to make all of her characters look the same and always leaves too much white space in the panels. I honestly never had a problem telling characters apart when reading the manga, and the anime has obviously remedied the second problem. The watercolor effects closely resemble the way she does the colored pages, too. I really like the voices; I can match up some of them going by the few lines I recognize. The music is pretty much perfect. I've been trying not to get my expectations inflated, but it looks like AIC is doing a really good job with this so far. The only unknown now is what they're going to cover in the 13 episodes they have out of the 91 chapters currently released. At least I know what I'll be reviewing next season.
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Post by Ryu » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:10 am

Then they should have improved on it for the anime! No need for 'em to look like polished bowling balls of slightly different colours duder!

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Post by Ryu » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:13 am

I think I'll have a look at Tailenders because



Also GAINAX and Subaru? What the Christ?
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Post by Nagato » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:20 am

"T-Rex on roller blades" is all I needed to hear about Tailenders to get me to watch it.
In much the same way, "planet inhabited by Lesbians" is going to get Yuri Seijin Naoko-san a download.
SHAFT is doing a magical girl show. After seeing what Shinbo can do with something as bland as eroge adaptations, I can't wait.
Gainax x Subaru is one of the most random corporate pairings I've ever seen. A brief googling reveals it's going to be about astronomy rather than cars, which is even more random.
Apparently Fractale is airing in NoitamiA's other slot, so I'll check that out, too.
I think the art for the Hourou Musuko anime is beautiful and unique, but there's no accounting for taste.

This season is looking better, but still pretty dull.
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Post by Ryu » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:27 am

Nagato wrote: SHAFT is doing a magical girl show. After seeing what Shinbo can do with something as bland as eroge adaptations, I can't wait.
What does Shinbo do with something as bland as eroge adaptations? Examples?
Nagato wrote: Gainax x Subaru is one of the most random corporate pairings I've ever seen. A brief googling reveals it's going to be about astronomy rather than cars, which is even more random.
Maybe... it'll be... good?

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EDIT: The director did storyboards for strike witches and directed Mahromatic, so I'm going to say no.

Also it strikes me as kind of odd that Supernatural is listed as an OVA despite being twenty two episodes. Anyone care to enlighten me on this particular usage of the nomenclature?
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Post by Nagato » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:43 pm

Ryu wrote: What does Shinbo do with something as bland as eroge adaptations?
This. The avant garde cinematography and pretty music music make the melodrama quite a spectacle. Whether you enjoy the material or not, what Shinbo did with it as a director is pretty impressive.

I haven't seen strike witches, but the Mahoromatic anime was a pretty good adaptation of the source material.

OVA = Original Video Animation, which basically means it isn't meant to air on TV. The Legend of the Galactic Heroes OVA's ran for 162 episodes, so 22 isn't that bad. Apparently an OAD is just an OVA bundled with their source manga, not a drama CD like originally guessed.
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Post by Kei » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:10 pm

On the other hand, Vampire Bund was a total disaster. Just because it's by Shinbo doesn't mean it'll be good.
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Post by Ryu » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:16 pm

Ef doesn't really seem like my kind of thing so I'll take your word on it. Sounds pretty depressing though.

Strike witches is pretty terrible though.

Oh, and thanks for clearing that OVA thing up, I just thought that they were like long episodes or whatever v0v
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Post by Kei » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:01 pm

Google is a wonderful thing.

Nagato is a huge fan of depressing shows. He's just waiting for Kyoani to make a show all about kittens being tortured by sad orphan girls in the snow.
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Post by Ryu » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:07 am

Elfen Lied? Image

EDIT: why KyoAni? seems more like GAINAX's gig
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Post by Nagato » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:22 pm

Shinbo tends to be hit and miss, but he makes some great stuff when he hits. It's true that I like depressing stuff, but it's pretty rare that something really good comes along that fits the bill. I think 5cm per Second was the last thing that actually managed to make me cry.

Elfen Lied was average at best. It seemed like I would have liked what it was trying to do, it just never really succeeded at being good at it.
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That sounds more psychotic than depressing, but I'd still watch it.
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Post by Ryu » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:13 am

Moe cthulu show is comprised of unbelievably unfunny 5 minute shorts made in flash! News at 11!
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Post by Kagami » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:28 am

I haven't found a thing that really interests me in that line up :(
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