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Yeah, Mineta's shtick gets really old really fast <_<

 

So as I've said before, I've been reading MHA's manga, I'm currently in chapter 102, and...

 

Holy shit, that fight between All Might and All For One. You know, this series is really making me feel like a kid again, when I was amazed at the hero comics and didn't know some of the recurring themes. For instance, when a hero dies in a comic book, be it Marvel or DC (which, apart from The Walking Dead, Invincible, TMNT, and a couple of others, are basically the only comics I read), I don't feel saddened because I know it'll be a matter of time before they get ressurrected in some way or another. I'll get annoyed, sure, but that sense of fear for the character's safety isn't there anymore. With this manga, it's different. Well, of course no one has actually died yet, but the way the manga is structured I feel that, if it does happen, there won't be a deux ex machina that brings them back. With that in mind, I was really fearful for All Might in this fight, as I love the character and didn't see how, in his weakened state, it would be possible for him to defeat All For One, who seemed incredibly powerful. When he did I almost jumped in joy, stupid as that seems.

 

To sum it up, this series makes me feel like I felt when I was a kid, and I can't thank the author enough. I also can't wait for the stuff I mentioned in the spoiler to get animated, hopefully in the third season.

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1 hour ago, Ruki said:

You should watch Food Wars. It's pretty enjoyable!

 

Also...your least favorite character...the little perverted shit who should be rocketed into the sun?

Shokugeki's great, but I do have to warn that there's a lot of fan service in it. A lot of Yukihara's food (and other competitors) is all "OH MY GOD IT'S SOOOOOO GOOD [clothes burst off, orgasmic noises]", though there's nothing outwardly explicit - lots of covered bits, though.

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=BK=    8,462

Question for anyone watching the Dragon Ball Super Dub: What arc is it on?

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9 hours ago, =BK= said:

Question for anyone watching the Dragon Ball Super Dub: What arc is it on?

They just had Episode 39, which is in Champa/Beerus tournament thing. Pretty sure next episode is the ending of that arc, or close to.

Spoilered for... spoilery episode stuff?

Goku just brought back his Kaioken on top of the Super Saiyan Blue stuff.

The worst part of following the dub is that for some reason they still take weeks off with episodes, even though they're 60+ episodes behind.

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19 hours ago, Jasonmufc said:

They just had Episode 39, which is in Champa/Beerus tournament thing. Pretty sure next episode is the ending of that arc, or close to.

Spoilered for... spoilery episode stuff?

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The worst part of following the dub is that for some reason they still take weeks off with episodes, even though they're 60+ episodes behind.

Ah, thanks. I looked up some clips.

I really like Frost's voice. Not so sure on some of his dialogue.

I get what they were going for with Cabba. He is a typical anime protag so they grabbed one of those voices but I feel like they didn't go young enough.

Hit and Champa I do not like at all though. Something about Champa accent is off and I feel like Hit should have been more whispery. Maybe the sound quality of these clips are off or something though.

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I don't know what to think of Cabba either. But that's mostly just a dissonance with how he is drawn which makes him look like he's from a different anime altogether. (Less 'detailed' if you will)

I don't know how Hitt sounds in the original va, but I don't mind him. Champa I guess they wanted to make annoying and abrasive.

I've been partly spoiled on what'll happen in the future, so i'm looking forward to that. But these first sagas have been pretty average, a nice entrée but it lacks any sort of stakes. The Frieza and Beerus stuff I already saw both in the feature films, and also in the original va (before I opted to wait for the dub).

It's all so whimsical, and a bit too overly silly at times in the way it presents the humor. More akin to the original Dragon Ball, but I personally grew up on the much darker DBZ.

The latter stages of this Tournament saga has been encouraging though, but then tonight it closed it off with more silliness.

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56 minutes ago, Jasonmufc said:

I don't know what to think of Cabba either. But that's mostly just a dissonance with how he is drawn which makes him look like he's from a different anime altogether. (Less 'detailed' if you will)

I don't know how Hitt sounds in the original va, but I don't mind him. Champa I guess they wanted to make annoying and abrasive.

I've been partly spoiled on what'll happen in the future, so i'm looking forward to that. But these first sagas have been pretty average, a nice entrée but it lacks any sort of stakes. The Frieza and Beerus stuff I already saw both in the feature films, and also in the original va (before I opted to wait for the dub).

It's all so whimsical, and a bit too overly silly at times in the way it presents the humor. More akin to the original Dragon Ball, but I personally grew up on the much darker DBZ.

The latter stages of this Tournament saga has been encouraging though, but then tonight it closed it off with more silliness.

The next arc will give you all the DBZ seriousness you can handle. I'm loving the humor in the series. I think it does the mix of styles better than GT did.

 

Also you can hear a bit of Japanese Hit here, just don't look at suggested videos after it.

 

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Oh yeah, reading "My Hero Academia"

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Is this a bad translation or is it supposed to read a little strange?

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On 11/9/2017 at 16:01, GoGo Yubari said:

Hey guys, remember me? GoGo Yubari? The dude who used to be The Anime Fan on EWB? I'm back on my bullshit, kind of!

I just finished season two of My Hero Academia. I liked it a lot! Even though it has by far my least favorite character in anime history in it! And even though the mangaka has said he explicitly relates to that horrible character, and you know that's true because also every adult female hero they've introduced thusfar has basically been defined by her looks! All the other characters are pretty good-to-great, and I love the way the villains have been built up. I'm not 100% sure on if I'm going to read the manga before season three but since there's probably like six months until the first episode of that drops, it seems likely to me that I will.

not sure what the next thing I watch is. I've basically gone from watching a ton of anime ten years ago to now, where I watch one series at a time. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, maybe? That's 116 episodes, though, so maybe I want something shorter.

I'm reading the MHA manga. Just got to that character. Two chapters and I already hate him so much.

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So I did some more thinking on this character. Like, I don't mind a pervert character. I can watch Dragon Ball and enjoy Master Roshi. The thing is that kind of humor is set up from the start. One of the first gags is about Bulma trying to use a peek at her butt as a bargaining chip and Goku not understanding why. In this there's nothing of the sort until this dude pops up in a big fight story. We go from all heroics and school life to "Let me grope your titties before I die!!!". It's such an unfitting element. Plus he's got no upside, he's just a whining coward taking up space and distracting in otherwise interesting moments.

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There's a new battle royal type anime... Juni Taisen. Two episodes in and I'm enjoying it.

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I looked up a MHA anime clip for clarification on a page I was reading and man I did not expect All-Might to have my favorite anime character's voice.

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6 episodes in, the two characters I wanted to win are dead :(

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7 hours ago, =BK= said:

I just found out about that and was about to post it. That is awful, 57 is way too young to go. I really liked her voice, and she voiced 2 of my favourite anime (Dragonball and Ranma, as well as Trigun), and it was a shock reading about this :crying:

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I've been watching some key scenes from this last arc of DB Kai. I've never been a fan of the music or VA changes but I always dug the script rewrites. There was a ton of shit that needed correcting. But with this arc not so much. Funimation was on the ball with everything when they did the Buu arc the first time. A lot of the Kai rewrites here aren't better or more accurate, they're just changes for the sake of changes.

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Really digging my new wallpaper

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I'm so close to being caught up and I dread when I hit that point.

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GoGo Yubari    26,840

that is disgusting.

This is much less disgusting. GUESS WHAT ANIME I'VE WANDERED OVER TO:

 

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On 11/16/2017 at 00:52, Ruki said:

6 episodes in, the two characters I wanted to win are dead :(

Spoilers for episode 7

 

Seeing Monkey as a zombie made me sad

:(

 

Now I want Tiger or Rat to win...although it doesn't look good for Tiger considering the fire + being near Ox

 

Minus the low quality animation at times, it's a pretty good anime. Everyone should start watching it!

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21 hours ago, Johnny Latino Heat said:

I honestly didn't know whether I should post this here or in the Weinsten etc. thread, but...

 

Rurouni Kenshin's creator arrested on child pornography charges.

 

Fuck's sake.

Rurouni Kenshin is one of my favorites, neck and neck with Dragon Ball and Kodocha. I hate that the guy behind it had to be garbage.

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Reading the Mirai Nikki manga. Yuno is a lot less creepy without a voice.

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Last night I watched two movies back to back, blind bought as well.

 

First off, it was Your Name, it had arrived the day before. I had heard about this one a lot, like it was this great masterpiece, so I took the chance and purchased it. Now, I don't regret it one bit, as visually the movie is astonishing and the soundtrack is brilliant as well, but the story, though... I feel like it had potential to be so much more. I still loved it a lot, but after all the hype, I couldn't help but be just a tiny bit disappointed. I would have liked to see more of the characters as they lived their other lives, and I think that, at about 1h40m, it felt kind of short for the story it was trying to tell.

 

The second one was A Silent Voice. This one was actually my second viewing, as I had watched it for the first time exactly a week before. This one's case was a bit different than Your Name, as I hadn't ever heard about it, just saw that Anime Limited (my favorite UK company for physical releases) was selling it. I took a look at the synopsis and it sounded really interesting, and the blu-ray edition itself was beautiful. Damn, am I glad I bought this, I absolutely fell in love with the movie. It was funny, it was brutal, it was charming, it was painful, and at 2h10m, I almost wish it had been 3h10m. While visually impressive (Kyoto Animation at its best), it's not as good as Your Name (nor is its soundtrack), but to me, the story blew Your Name's away; I felt invested in the main characters in a way that I just couldn't with Your Name, and given that I didn't know anything at all about the story it's based of (I also ended up getting the manga after I watched it for the fist time, and I think the movie does a great job at cutting some unnecessary stuff, although it could have benefited to add some other things from the book, mainly how the male main character ends up being accepted by the female main character's family, and maybe some more stuff to make a couple of secondary characters more important in the movie - in they books they have fairly biggish roles, in the movie they're relegated to glorified cameos, but I digress), I felt real fear during certain events that happen near the end. Just a beautiful movie that, when all's said and done, I wholeheartedly recommend  to just about everybody.

 

Has anyone here seen these two?

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