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Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Reply #4785 on: June 02, 2018, 10:27:08 AM »
I'll +1 that Cowboy Bebop is one of the few anime that's better dubbed than subbed.  I've watched it both dubbed and subbed, and it's one of the only anime where I prefer the English dub.  The stars must have aligned, because everyone was on point. 
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« Reply #4786 on: June 03, 2018, 01:43:00 PM »
I finished the second season of Ruroni Kenshin. The protagonist sort of reminds me of Batman with his no-kill policy, and there are definitely some great battles. I'm watching the dub, which I don't mind, since there are some occasional ethnic-looking and sounding Japanese, alongside characters like the broomhaired guy who sounded like a Southerner, reminding me too of Disney's Robin Hood where the Sheriff of Nottingham had a Southern drawl.

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« Reply #4787 on: June 03, 2018, 05:55:28 PM »
I finished the second season of Ruroni Kenshin. The protagonist sort of reminds me of Batman with his no-kill policy, and there are definitely some great battles. I'm watching the dub, which I don't mind, since there are some occasional ethnic-looking and sounding Japanese, alongside characters like the broomhaired guy who sounded like a Southerner, reminding me too of Disney's Robin Hood where the Sheriff of Nottingham had a Southern drawl.

Rurouni Kenshin's second season is still one of my favorite arcs in battle anime.

Also, really digging your new avatar, Der Jermeister.

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Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Reply #4788 on: June 10, 2018, 10:53:38 PM »
SAO pink bunny edition - episode 9:
They just had to have something rapey in there...
It's like a tradition.

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Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Reply #4789 on: June 10, 2018, 11:22:35 PM »
SAO pink bunny edition - episode 9:
They just had to have something rapey in there...
It's like a tradition.

...well, that's a series to take off my "To watch" list...

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« Reply #4790 on: June 13, 2018, 07:19:21 PM »
Recently on Netflix I had the good fortune of re-watching both Full Metal Alchemist series. I still prefer Brotherhood but both are excellent imho.

On youtube I've watched a lot of clips of the Big Green and Speedy dubs of the Dragonball Z movies. Both have a so bad its funny vibe to them.

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« Reply #4791 on: Today at 06:07:37 AM »
Watching a few different series, so I figured I'd share my thoughts:

My Hero Academia S3
Episode 49 is amazing for so many reasons, I don't think I could possibly just how well done it was! If nothing else, the line at the end, "This is the End of the Beginning, and the Beginning of the End" summed it up perfectly, bringing closure to a great story arc while setting up a plethora of intriguing questions about All Might's past and where the everything goes from here. I've never been so satisfied by a single episode, yet so incredibly excited to see more!

Magi: Whatever Subtitle Season 2 Had and The Seven Deadly Sins S2
Still (very) slowly going through the dubs of these two whenever I remember I have Netflix. Mind you, I blazed through S1 of The Seven Deadly Sins recently, but I kind of want to savor this next season, especially since it's less clear where the story will go from here. Magi's anime adaption still manages to be better than the manga, in my opinion, less for the stuff they added, and more for what they took out. Magi could get dark out of nowhere, often in ways that I found unnecessary and even tasteless at times. Sanitizing it just meant there was less to distract from the story. Hopefully I'll get around to finishing these before I forget about Netflix again.

Star Blazer
Realized it was on Funimation as part of the Simuldub thing, so I'm rewatching 2199 dubbed before I move onto 2202. This show is still great, and the solid dub is only making it even more enjoyable for me.

Darling in the FranXX
...Yeah, I'm not feeling this one. It really hasn't been interesting, the pacing is terrible, the world, monster designs, characters...none of it stands out. Even the animation, while still high quality, hasn't been as stylish as I've come to expect from Studio Trigger. I guess that's the A1 pictures influence, but considering that Trigger's staple is lots of fast movement and engrossing the viewers in non-stop style...this has nothing that sets it apart. It's just another post-Evangelion mecha series that's just too focused on Teenage drama and the relationship between a boring shmuck and the resident waifu bait. I've been tired of that crap for years. And don't even get me started on the rampant fanservice, especially early on when we don't have much context for...anything that she does for a while, basically. It really does nothing for me, especially when this is still the sexiest thing I've ever seen in mecha anime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hFLGSapT6s

Honestly, I prefer it when giant robot shows are more focused on the literal and metaphorical clash of titans - whether it's the glorious machines going head to head, the might of two ideologically incompatible nations locked in a life-or-death struggle for their way of life, the tragedy of two great men forced by circumstances to oppose eachother, the clashing of over-the-top personalities as two rivals duke it out...

...this has been going a different direction so far, and it's just not interesting enough to be worth my time.

At the very least, this show has strengthened my resolve to finish
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Eureka Seven
Star Driver
Full Metal Panic

Because everything that I felt could have been interesting in Darling in the FranXX I've already seen done better in these shows, along with a few others, like Neon Genesis Evangelion. I've just been saving these for a rainy day...and boy did it pour...

...FYI, I was going to binge Megalobox instead, but Crunchyroll's been giving me issues lately, so Darling won out by default. I'll try to make sure I watch that one when I can, it looks like it'll be miles better than this.
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