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Started by Notthesun, July 03, 2013, 05:17:24 AM

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Baruch

New Genndy Tartakovsky show ... Primal, premiers in 2 weeks ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UN616BFDA

Study carefully, when society collapses you will need to be able to hunt!
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Munch

'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' - George Carlin

Munch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbuAvMG5ZGE

good job japan. Waifu's used for a good cause beats twitter hyper sensitivity.

Sex sells and thats just human nature.
'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' - George Carlin

Hydra009

#498
Quote from: Munch on September 25, 2019, 06:25:03 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25cC-4agDSI&t=322s
The power of friendship one really bugs me.  Logically, both sides of the conflict will be at the peak fighting strength at the very beginning and they'll chip away at each other until someone loses.  Whoever's losing at first will likely ultimately lose.

But that's not very dramatic, is it?

Imo, there are only a few believable ways to have a come-from-behind victory.  LOTR did it with unexpected reinforcements.  Some shows do it with a previously unused superweapon or forbidden technique.  Soul Eater and Seraph of the End did it with the protagonists resorting to harmful powerups that can kill/corrupt the wielder.  Babylon 5 (brilliantly imo) did it with an unexpected change of heart by the antagonists, enabling the clearly losing side to "win" by default.

All of them work in their own way, but they all feel really cheap in a way, like the characters are not succeeding on their own merits but only through some stroke of good fortune or external aid.

Draconic Aiur

She forgot the Highschool or middleschool genre with 4 girls or boys just hanging out not doing nothing really. After Azumanga Dioh and a bunch of club based animes it became too annoying to watch. She also forgot the "Average" guy or wimp as a annoying troph. And average guys with power=not average. There is also rushing which is common now and it fucks the whole anime up.

Draconic Aiur

Quote from: Hydra009 on January 24, 2020, 10:38:30 PM
The power of friendship one really bugs me.  Logically, both sides of the conflict will be at the peak fighting strength at the very beginning and they'll chip away at each other until someone loses.  Whoever's losing at first will likely ultimately lose.

But that's not very dramatic, is it?

Imo, there are only a few believable ways to have a come-from-behind victory.  LOTR did it with unexpected reinforcements.  Some shows do it with a previously unused superweapon or forbidden technique.  Soul Eater and Seraph of the End did it with the protagonists resorting to harmful powerups that can kill/corrupt the wielder.  Babylon 5 (brilliantly imo) did it with an unexpected change of heart by the antagonists, enabling the clearly losing side to "win" by default.

All of them work in their own way, but they all feel really cheap in a way, like the characters are not succeeding on their own merits but only through some stroke of good fortune or external aid.

It can be cheap and annoying and on the other hand it makes sense. The power of love, the power of "soul" is strong. No sacrifice, no victory!

Munch

Quote from: Draconic Aiur on January 25, 2020, 01:39:48 PM
It can be cheap and annoying and on the other hand it makes sense. The power of love, the power of "soul" is strong. No sacrifice, no victory!

Yeah, once in a while is okay for it, but when it's used to solve most problems it's just silly. Imagine every conflict in something like mass effect and every conflict shepherd summons the power of love and friendship to win the day, rofl.

I do find the one of the hundreds of years old but looks like a child trope annoying too, it's been used to effect in some genres, like interview with a vampire, but just seems creepy in the bad way especially when they mix it up with 'shes hundreds of years old so despite looking like a child she can dress as slutty as she wants'
'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' - George Carlin


Hydra009

#503


Controversial opinion:  Konosuba is a poor man's version of Slayers

Similarities:
* group of 4 adventurers
* Screw-ups and misfits getting up to hijinks in a high fantasy world (comedic tone)
* fighter meatshield, glutton for punisment
* mage obsessed with reckless use of magical equivalent of nukes (dragon slave VS explosion magic)

Lina is an older and more competent Megumin.  (Lina's voice actress is literally named Megumi)
Gourry is a more competent and less masochistic Darkness.
Amelia is a more highborn, less divine, more useful Aqua.
Zel is a better everything than Kazuma.  In fact, Kazuma stands out as the least derivative thing, but he's a loathsome self-insert, so that makes sense.

Hydra009

#504


BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense

The most heartwarming show I've seen in a long time.  It's the story of this adorable girl trying a VR game for the first time and getting up to all kinds of hijinks.  It's bright and cheerful, but there's a fair amount of action here, too.  Just don't expect it to be as violent as SAO or as disturbing as .hack//Sign.

As a veteran gamer, this game world's mechanics are broken AF and obviously not playtested at all prior to launch.  The Devs' many failures and hair-wringing is like 50% of the humor of this show.

Great light-hearted fun.  I heartily recommend!


HYDRA!

Munch

one of the tropes of anime people have drawn attention to is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBRBAYq2Kks

WHY



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FOOD



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LOOKING!





Just seems like a trope in all anime that food has to look like it was made by a greek pantheon
'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' - George Carlin

Mr.Obvious

Kaguya Sama love is war season 2 is really turning out nicely. Read all the manga so far too. It really is a refreshingly good romcom.
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.

Mr.Obvious

Rewatching Black Lagoon.

Christ, I'd forgotten how good this show can be.

Even if you are a sub over dub kinda weeb, please watch this in dub. The english voice actors are so great and do such an amazing job.
Hearing the japanese actors speak broken english during moments that they are supposed to come across as badass, however, just doesn't work.
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.

drunkenshoe

Quote from: Mr.Obvious on July 26, 2020, 04:34:20 AM
Rewatching Black Lagoon.

Christ, I'd forgotten how good this show can be.

Even if you are a sub over dub kinda weeb, please watch this in dub. The english voice actors are so great and do such an amazing job.
Hearing the japanese actors speak broken english during moments that they are supposed to come across as badass, however, just doesn't work.

Yeah dubs work better ocassionally. The old Turkish dub they have made for the Last Air Bender is SO MUCH better than the original, it is creepy.
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Mr.Obvious

Quote from: drunkenshoe on July 26, 2020, 03:13:27 PM
Yeah dubs work better ocassionally. The old Turkish dub they have made for the Last Air Bender is SO MUCH better than the original, it is creepy.

Will have to take your word for it :p

Dutch (flemish) dub is pretty good too, but still prefer atla in english'
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.