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1366  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 14, 2013, 06:49:10 PM
@Annubis - I watched the entire Evangelion Series during a very difficult time in my life, and honestly, I believe it helped me through it. To put it simply, I loved every bit of Evangelion, even if most of that is just nostalgia. It's an obviously flawed show, right down to the ending, but even that ending I watched over and over again, and enjoyed every minute of it. Definitely one I'll always remember, during a time I'd otherwise rather forget.

Watching Kaiba in what little free time I have, so far....I'm not sure whether to be blown away or blown to sleep...but I think the former...very interesting start.

Is that just the first episode or two? I felt like the sho got really good by Episode 4, and the gets more intriguing from there.
1367  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty pleasure anime thread on: April 21, 2013, 09:53:30 PM
Go Nagai Super Robot Shows are nothing to be Guilty about, IMO...
1368  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 19, 2013, 07:55:51 PM
I sat down and watched all 6 current Unicorn episodes in one sitting. Haven't enjoyed myself with a Gundam show this much for a while. Can't believe it's gonna be like half a year still before the next episode comes.

As far the actual story it's really nothing special, but the direction, the music, the animation- everything else just comes together perfectly, IMO. Of course, that might just be me recoiling from how bad Gundam AGE was, and it's a bit unfair to compare an OVA to a TV series.

I dunno, I have that same reaction every time I watch an episode of it, before and after I watched some Gundam series I wasn't enjoying.
1369  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 16, 2013, 10:48:19 AM
Kinda torn about the CE. Not that it isn't fantastic, because it certainly is, but I have enough crap just lying around that I don't know if a Milla statue would get any use at all. To be perfectly honest, the only collector's bonus item that I've gotten any real mileage out of is that mousepad from Agarest War 1, and I use it proudly to this day.

Are you in Europe? If so, you could always get the Day One Edition.
1370  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 16, 2013, 10:32:27 AM
I only meant like, smaller than IGN...
1371  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 16, 2013, 09:56:11 AM
I'm surprised so many sites got their Soul Hackers reviews up day one, including the smaller sites I visit, including this place. I liked today's review, though I can already tell from the music I've youtubed that I disagree about the music not being stand-out. Still, it got me pumped to play SMT:DS:HS once it gets here.
1372  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty pleasure anime thread on: April 15, 2013, 08:01:44 PM
Strike Witches - I don't remember it, and usually it's the type of show that I'd hate, but I think I actually enjoyed it.

Tenjho Tenge - Seriously, the only good thing about this show was the occasional over-the-top actions scenes, but I often felt they alone were worth putting up with the lousy dialogue, confusing, half-assed story, and completely unlikeable cast for 26 episodes.

A Certain Magical Index - I'm cheating here, since I actually think it's a good show, but I've heard enough people call it generic crap that I'm willing to count it. I really like the characters, the action's cool, and I like it's little twists on usual tropes.

Guilty Crown - My latest one. It's not spectacular in any way outside of the visuals and music, yet that alone is enough to keep me going. Plus it reminds me of Code Geass with it's over-the-top shock value.

Dragonauts: The Resonance - I'm cheating again, since I actually thought this was really good when I first watched it. I have no idea why, and it's the only show I'm honestly embarassed to have ever liked.

I guess also Majestic Prince, but I don't think it quite fits...it's not that bad, nor that good...

I also refuse to be embarassed by my newfound love of Pretty Cure.
1373  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 10, 2013, 12:18:31 PM
Some dude's cool One Piece tattoo:


Whoa, now that is amazing. I like how his hand become's Luffy's hand.
1374  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 07, 2013, 03:06:49 PM
Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet has a very, very, VERY promising first episode. I loved every minute of it. Great establishment of the story, which was well-paced, had subtle introductions of characters, and some pretty cool action at the beginning. I, of course, love everything about the animation and the art style as well, including the mecha and character designs. And I especially love the twist on the lost-in-space/"Advanced"-man-meets-"primitive"-man type of story. I can't wait to see the next episode, this show seems like it's really going somewhere good!
1375  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 06, 2013, 03:30:14 PM
Just watched the first episode of Majestic Prince. It was okay. The show is kinda generic, and doesn't seem to really even be trying to stand out, but at least it's showing more promise than the last few mecha TV series we've seen, including the last Gundam. Action was good, and it didn't waste a lot of time, so here's to hoping it'll hold up, and maybe even surprise me in the end.
1376  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 + Dual Hearts for Sale on: April 06, 2013, 01:03:07 PM
Yay, I won it!
1377  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Summon Night Series on: March 31, 2013, 09:34:58 PM
I liked the two they released for the GBA.

Same here. They were decent fun. Nothing spectacular, but well worth the playthroughs I gave them.

I was under the impression that the main series were competant-to-good SRPGs that rarely did anything to advance the genre, but at least managed to follow the established tropes and conventions pretty well. That's just an observation, though, I've never actually played the main series games.
1378  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 + Dual Hearts for Sale on: March 30, 2013, 07:16:52 PM
I've been looking for Dual Hearts! =O I'll have to check my PayPal...it's good. :) Guess I'll bid.
1379  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 30, 2013, 07:08:12 PM
@Dice - Thank you for your thoughts on Wolf Children. I can't wait for that to hit DVD in the U.S. My yearly roullette of favorite animals seems to have landed on wolves this year, so I was ecstatic when I heard about this film. It looks cute and fun, and your words seem to confirm that it'll be something I'd enjoy.
1380  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: New Dragonball Z Movie on: March 27, 2013, 01:25:56 PM
Oh yeah, I liked Dead Zone, too. Kinda liked the Tree of Might as well. Didn't really enjoy the ones afterwards, though.
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