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1231  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 11, 2013, 09:17:54 AM
I thought Inuyasha: The Final Act in 2009 was supposed to finish the series?
1232  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Anime For Sale on: January 11, 2013, 09:15:04 AM
no, but I agree...he bought some garbage...and a few good ones, unfortunately very few...I just wanna get his money back, and a small profit would be nice I admit

I meant FYE had the inflated prices. And most of these are pretty good, at least to my tastes. I'm tempted by that The Law of Ueki and New Getter Robo, for instance. But sadly, I canceled my Paypal account last year. The only problem really is that it's mostly individual volumes. I can't believe the industry liked to do that so much at one point. They tend to take up more space and depreciate in value very quickly.
1233  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Anime For Sale on: January 10, 2013, 11:58:53 PM
...did he buy the entire discount section at FYE? Seriously, these are the very same titles I see there all the time...for highly inflated prices, mind you.
1234  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 10, 2013, 08:25:36 PM
I'll need the demo to decide on this. Fire Emblem has a habit of pissing me off. We'll see if it's less frustrating with no permadeath.
1235  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 10, 2013, 08:04:28 PM
Well, I'll admit to only watching one season and then a few episodes here of there of later seasons. What I watched at least felt like every other shounen show I ever watched, albeit ten times worse. A collection of overpowered misfits out to beat the big-baddie and his minions. You guys saying I just got lucky and only saw the actual action parts?
1236  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 10, 2013, 06:10:01 PM
Fushugi Yuugi

Fushigi Yuugi is soooooooo not shounen...

I've seen people call it shounen. That's literally all I know about it.

Those people don't know what they're talking about then.  Kevadu and Aeolus is right.  Fushigi Yuugi is 100% shoujo.   I'd probably say the same for Inu Yasha as well.

Inyuasha's totally shounen - it's an Action Adventure fighting anime, aimed towards boys (but not strictly in this case). It's Manga version appeared in a Shounen magazine. It has all the trappings of your average shounen show. What more do you want?

Fushigi Yuugi I'll give you at least premiered in a shoujo Magazine according to Wikipedia, so you may be right that it's a shoujo. But Inuyasha being a shoujo is a very tough sell.
1237  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 10, 2013, 03:21:23 PM
Anybody else watch the latest season of Gintama? I just saw episodes 253 and 254. I have not kept up with this show, or even viewed its first episode, before. I have see a few bits of prior episodes here and there, but found the show to be simply too weird to really get into.

But holy cow did that change with those episodes! The comedy was perfectly balanced this time around - not only does it have just the right amount of strangeness and absurdity while not going completely overboard, it also has the right about of comedy versus serious drama and story, which at least where I'm at is pretty good - There were times when I felt genuinely moved, especially in episode 254. I'm also not entirely lost, despite not knowing everything that's happened up until now. The characters are the usual tropes so it's easy to understand them, despite not knowing who they are. The in-jokes don't seem that plentiful and when they're there, they're funny just for being absurd. Really, this might be a good place to start if you haven't already. Maybe. It's possible those bits I saw got me familiar enough with the series, but still, I'd say it's at least worth a try.

For those who have kept up with the series, how do these episodes compare with the rest of the series? I'm really thinking of trying to get into this series.

@Kevuda - I intend to give Maoyu a shot in a week or two, but I'm not too confident they'll pull it off for some reason. It's just a gut feeling, but I've learned to trust my gut feeling more than anything else.
1238  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 10, 2013, 12:50:47 PM
Amnesia's one of the shows I was hoping to follow this season (Along with The Unlimited and Cuticle Detective Ibara). I'm not a CR Premium member, though, so I gotta wait until next week to start it. It certainly sounds promising enough.

I actually have a lot of shows I want to watch an episode or two just to try them, as well...
1239  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest 4 DS quick question regarding items in the game on: January 09, 2013, 10:06:10 PM
...but damn are the battles slow and boring and it takes so long to gain a level. Really getting frustrated with this

Not going to lie, that was the main reason why I hated Dragon Quest for a while.
1240  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 09, 2013, 10:01:50 PM
I tried to list things that weren't Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tail or some other well known big name.

I also didn't list those tournament fighters because most of them aren't really anything special.
Who here wants to watch Beyblade?

I guess there's Shaman King that's a tournament shonen fighter, right? I never watched it myself... so can't say.

There's Shaman King, Blue Exorsist, Soul Eater (which I swear he said he saw some of), JoJo's, Hitman Reborn (which you listed. I blanked on it earlier), Hunter X Hunter (2011), Dragon Ball (not Z. A lot of people never saw the original, which is way different from Z), Gintama (more of a comedy I guess, but it still sorta counts), Beelzebud, Fist of the North Star, Rurouni Kenshin, and Yu Yu Hakusho. All of Which I enjoyed much more than Naruto, Bleach, Inuyasha, and Fairy Tail. Those four are bottom of the barrel in my opinion. Not Better than One Piece, though. That show is the shiz, man (I dunno if Klyde would be into it, since it tends to be very silly a lot of the time, though).

Wait. Why do you consider Fairy Tale to be bottom of the barrel material? I thought that it was basically Rave Master with a better cast?

To be fair, I didn't watch a whole lot of Fairy Tail, only got through the first arc. But the problem is it doesn't set up an end goal early on, and from what I gather, it never gets one. The premise, which is about the Fairy Tail mage guild and adventures they go on that may or may not have anything to do with eachother, is relatively bare-bones and just sounds like a total excuse to make things up as he goes and end it the minute it gets unpopular. I seriously got to the end of the first arc and figured they could end the show right there, because there were barely any presented questions left unanswered. Heck, they didn't really even set up character motivations despite having 10 episodes to do just that, or even who the main character is - is it Lucy the useless or Natsu the bonehead? (I should hope it's Natsu, but what other reason does Lucy even have to be in this show?) It's as if the author himself set the bar as low as possible, and that really annoys me.

Meanwhile, none of those were problems in Rave Master, IIRC. There was a clear goal, clear main character, who had motivations that were made clear enough fairly early on. And I watched all of Rave Master that was on Toonami for those reasons alone. It was a pretty meh show, but I consider those things essential to shounen. In fact, while some like to keep you guessing about the character motivations, I can't think of any other shounen show that doesn't really establish a central goal early on, besides Bleach, which suffered for it, IMO.

TL;DR, it's bottom of the barrel in my eyes simply by default, by lacking some key traits that usually ensure my general enjoyment of these types of shows.
1241  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 09, 2013, 09:32:18 PM
As far as recommendations I read a lot of reviews from THEM, Nihon Review and MyAnimeList....if it sounds interesting, regardless of the scores received, then I try and find a way to watch it. There's actually a guy who lives not too far away from me who has a pretty large E-Bay store, so his shipping is dirt cheap to me.

I see. That's pretty interesting. I never read reviews of anime unless it's a show I'm done with, since I'm afraid it'll color my opinion of the show beforehand. For some reason I don't have to worry about that with games, but for anime, it's all about my expectations. Anyways, interesting how that works for you.

Btw, I notice that if I like the intro to an anime, I tend to like the series. I can't think of any show where going by the intro didn't have some value. If it got me pumped, the show got me pumped. If the intro was meh, the show was usually not to my tastes. The only thing is that it only works for the first intro.
1242  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 09, 2013, 07:57:13 PM
@Bytor - I must ask, how do you come upon these shows? I thought I knew of a lot of stuff, yet you consistantly bring up shows I honestly can't recall ever hearing of. And it's not like Master Keaton or Saikano are stuff that never made it over here, either.
1243  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gen6: Pokemon X & Y on: January 09, 2013, 06:31:32 PM
I've been playing RPGs for over two decades now.... yet somehow in all that time I never picked up a pokemon or a kingdom hearts title... well ok, I purposely avoided kingdom hearts because disney makes me feel weird (blasphemous i know).... but pokemon just slipped by me...

sooooo now for the obligatory question.... if I were to entertain the idea of giving these games a shot where should i start..??? So many colors to choose from.... should I even bother playing any of the last installments or just wait for this?

Too early to say if this one will be worth it. I think Pokemon Black/White or HeartGold/SoulSilver are the best to start with. Black/White eases you into the game and is the least grindy. It also has only 150 pokemon to collect in the beginning. HG/SS is the best Pokemon game in general, with the most replay value.
1244  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gen6: Pokemon X & Y on: January 09, 2013, 12:22:06 PM
It's been an option for a very long time :P

The problem is that after the game boy installments sometimes they had the text crawl slower or had this weird delay after a line finishes, so even turning the animations off felt longer. I don't think BW was a exception to this.

I think BW is an exception to that, actually. Not entirely sure, though, but looking at a video it does seem a heck of a lot faster. I'd pull out my copy, but then I'd have to dig out my DS...
1245  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: TERA: Rising Free-to-Play on: January 09, 2013, 12:00:58 PM
I'm sad I didn't get it when it was new. I'll definitely try it out soon, once I have disc space.
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