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1396  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 08, 2013, 09:02:54 PM
From what I've heard, Valvrave was pretty bad but in a good way.


That said, after looking it up recently, everything about Kill La Kill looks fucking amazing. I don't know if it'll be amazingly good or amazingly awful but it will be amazing.

If by "bad in a good way", you mean like it encompasses to awe of watching a trainwreck in slowmotion, then I'd be inclined to agree...otherwise, I'd personally say it was just plain bad. I'd probably put it down there with Linebarrel and Muv-Luv as some of the worst Mecha anime I've seen...

Yeah, that.

It was Majestic Prince that I was trying to describe.

Actually, a lot from Spring ended up fizzling out after a few episodes.

Yeah, you're right, AoT asside, there wasn't much from this Spring that stayed good. (I didn't even watch Attack on Titan, either...) It was a really disappointing season, actually...that said, Majestic Prince is at least watchable, and it's not exactly boring, so I'd take it over Valvrave.

Hell, even AoT started to fall apart later on when the director probably realized that he was trying to adapt a still ongoing manga that moves at warp fucking speed into a full length anime season, and then started slowing and padding out the content. Not that I could blame the guy as the best place to have taken a break thus far was when the Female Type Titan did her best Han Solo impression.

Funny, I just read an article Crunchyroll featured, which was supposed to be about something, but the author just ended up going on a rant about how disappointed he was in Attack on Titan. And the pacing (mostly how it slows down) seemed to be his biggest issue with it (well, that and the dips in animation...).
1397  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 08, 2013, 08:56:10 PM
Shining Force isn't that bad since as others have pointed out, there are some very basic strategies that can help you win. It's a different beast from Fire Emblem, though, at least from my experience. All that said, as someone who made every mistake possible in my first playthrough of SF, I can certainly sympathize with those who are having trouble...

Anyways, I barely made it through the Volcano looking for the Ring of Fire. Luckily, my Slime Knight survived the battle and somehow recruited a Hard-to-recruit guy who helped me get out of the dungeon with my 10,000+ gold intact. Now I gotta figure out where the ice place is, then give both rings to Clide or whatever his name is so he'll give me the Shield.
1398  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 08, 2013, 12:54:08 AM
I think I saw them say that they will be taking bits and bobs from both versions and releasing them on both systems as one Ultimate version.

Yeah, they said they were hoping they could do that in the RPGamer interview.
1399  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 08, 2013, 12:50:20 AM
I've been playing a game for the first time in many months! That game is Dragon Quest V. It's been enthralling, too. I'm past the prologue, on the western continent, and I just got back Saber. Mow I gotta figure out where else to go...
1400  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 07, 2013, 04:46:37 PM
From what I've heard, Valvrave was pretty bad but in a good way.


That said, after looking it up recently, everything about Kill La Kill looks fucking amazing. I don't know if it'll be amazingly good or amazingly awful but it will be amazing.

If by "bad in a good way", you mean like it encompasses to awe of watching a trainwreck in slowmotion, then I'd be inclined to agree...otherwise, I'd personally say it was just plain bad. I'd probably put it down there with Linebarrel and Muv-Luv as some of the worst Mecha anime I've seen...

Yeah, that.

It was Majestic Prince that I was trying to describe.

Actually, a lot from Spring ended up fizzling out after a few episodes.

Yeah, you're right, AoT asside, there wasn't much from this Spring that stayed good. (I didn't even watch Attack on Titan, either...) It was a really disappointing season, actually...that said, Majestic Prince is at least watchable, and it's not exactly boring, so I'd take it over Valvrave.
1401  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 07, 2013, 02:40:01 PM
From what I've heard, Valvrave was pretty bad but in a good way.


That said, after looking it up recently, everything about Kill La Kill looks fucking amazing. I don't know if it'll be amazingly good or amazingly awful but it will be amazing.

If by "bad in a good way", you mean like it encompasses to awe of watching a trainwreck in slowmotion, then I'd be inclined to agree...otherwise, I'd personally say it was just plain bad. I'd probably put it down there with Linebarrel and Muv-Luv as some of the worst Mecha anime I've seen...

But Kill La Kill...that sold me on the art style alone. It looks so crazy, and it looks even crazier in motion! I feel like no matter how it winds up, it'll be fun to watch at the very least.

BTW, for like the fifth time, I shall sing praise to Space Brothers.
That show... THAT SHOW =)

How often do you have an anime which shows trauma, panic attack, ptsd, degenerative nerve disease; all in a completely realistic manner.
God I love this show.

A lot of people at the anime forum I visit love that show. I had been waiting for it to end before I started watching it, but now it's in the same pickle as Saint Seiya Omega - it's just too damn long! Unless it's, like, Top 10 material, I highly doubt I'll be able to stomach over 70 episodes...and the number's only growing...
1402  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 07, 2013, 11:41:38 AM
It's been out since at least the 4th, online at least. Viz might be a little behind, though.

Anyways, I know it's a little early, but has anyone else looked at the latest Negerate chart for the Fall Season? http://i4.minus.com/ibpdy6o55LnlmA.jpg

There's actually quite a few I'm interested in, 8 new series, to be exact. That's more than almost any other season since I've I've been keeping up with them (Fall 2010 on). Arpeggio of Steel, Coppelion, Kill la Kill, and Blazblue: Alter Memory have me most excited so far, and while I'm still waiting on trailers of Yozakura Quartet, Galilei Donna, Tokyo Ravens, and Samurai Flamenco, their descriptions have me interested so far. Then there's Outbreak Company, Nagi no Asakura, Log Horizon, and Bushiroad, which I'm not confident of, but I'll probably give them a shot anyways, at least for an episode or two each.
1403  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Robocop reboot 2014! on: September 06, 2013, 05:47:39 PM
I'm not a fan of reboots, but this does look pretty cool. Plus it helps that I don't remember the first Robocop at all, so I have nothing really to complain about.
1404  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 06, 2013, 12:03:58 PM
^Disappointing but understandable. Seriously, they'd need a bigger translation group if it's true that later ones are bigger. I'll live, just so long as there's no cliffhanger at the end of SC.

Monsoon: I am pretty sure the "Vita" version is just the PSP version playable on Vita.  You can transfer your save files from your PSP to the Vita if that's the case.
Huh, I thought that transferring save files wasn't an option.  In that case, decision made. 

Nope, it's actually pretty simple.  You have to have the Content Manager for Vita installed on your PC.  It'll give you a folder where all of your PSP game files from the Vita will live and you can just connect your PSP & dump save files to that folder.  Then you use the content manager and transfer them to Vita.  Problem solved.

If you have it, you can also use a PS3, IIRC. Just connect you PSP to the PS3, transfer over your PSP save file, then connect the Vita and use the Vita's content manager to copy the PSP save data from the PS3 to the Vita.
1405  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 06, 2013, 11:49:58 AM
Trying to make sense of Bleach is an exercise in futility . Tite has retconned it  to the point of utter retardation.

After the latest chapter...I'm inclined to agree. That post I made above about a blatant line in Bleach? Yeah, now I think even Kubo forgot about it...damnit man, stop making me look bad the one time I decide to defend you. :P
1406  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: The comic books thread. What's your fave? Marvel? DC? Top Cow? on: September 04, 2013, 04:34:27 PM
I like e-readers for comics since having a bunch of graphic novels and comic books around is just too messy for me. Plus going back and finding them is much more convenient on a e-reader, too.

...Not that I read a lot of comics anymore. I used to have a bunch, but I honestly grew out of superhero comics, and I've been having trouble getting into non-superhero comics. The last comic I read that I enjoyed was a 4-issue indie comic called Command Review...whose plot I can't remember anything about, and I'm not even sure how I ever found it. Did I dream it up? All I know is it gave me the idea to check out super-obscure comics looking for hidden gems...which just led to a lot of wasted money on really terrible comics. Turns out they were all obscure because no one liked them. Who knew?

I know I'm still on the hunt for a comedy comic that's not a comic strip. You know, something that's light-hearted yet still at least somewhat story-focused? And doesn't completely suck? I've wanted to read something like that since I was a little kid. Closest I got was Deadpool, but that's still too much of a superhero comic for my tastes and I just couldn't get into it. (and of course I've found some really crappy ones, but I'd rather not talk about those...)
1407  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 04, 2013, 12:24:22 PM
Fullbring - Chad himself. They needed to explain him somehow.
Quincies - I'm absolutely sure it's heavily implied, if not explicitly stated somewhere within episodes 43-45. They also mentioned how the glove was considered archaic, implying that the quincies had obtained powers that exceeded it.

They also implied heavily several times throughout the entire Soul Society arc about the hollow power thing.

Really, if nothing else, he most likely had the ideas down.
Chad's powers were given origins....twice before the Fullbring arc. He was not in need of a third origin story. For those who weren't keeping track, originally his powers were latent spiritual powers (like Orihime's powers) that were awakened by being into close proximity to Ichigo because Ichigo is a freaking nuclear reactor that turns the people into superheros. Then his powers were essentially stated to be related to be hollow powers with no real description of how the heck that worked. There was really no clue or implication that there was more to Chad's powers then that. Side note, Chad as a fullbringer was always weird to me since it seemed to fit Orihime much better than Chad. Speaking of Orihime, I would say that her powers were in greater need of an explanation than Chad's powers because she has the freaking powers of God with no explanation as to why. While Chad's powers are completely unimpressive.....and comepletely irrelevant to anything that happens in the series (like Chad heyoh!). I could say the same thing about Orihime, but she is probably the Spirit King taking the form of a teenage girl.....because Bleach. *shrug*

As for Quincies I have to disagree because I am positive that it is stated outright that Ushida is the last Quincy. Having a freaking army of Quincies.....
Code:
And having Ichigo being a freaking Quincy also.
Does not fit with that.

I don't think they ever said that Chad's were the result of Ichigo, so much as it came out because of being near Ichigo. They still had to explain why he had those latent abilities in the first place...but you're right, they never explained Orihime. That always bugged me.

And Ushida thought he was the last quincy, that they'd all been wiped out. Then in episode 43,
Code:
they explain that they had been experimenting on Quincies for decades, including Ushida's grandfather, and that the only reason they stopped was because the mad scientist in question was finished with his research on them. If that doesn't say "there are way more quincies than previously thought" I don't know what will...
1408  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 03, 2013, 11:17:05 AM
I think it stems from the fact that most other Shonen series are even worse about powerlevels than DBZ.

Well at least there is always One Piece, where everyone is useful (even Usop) and the battles are go beyond who can punch the other guy harder.
I think Bleach never even knew what it was supposed to be.

Honestly, after my rewatch of the first season of Bleach, I think Kubo at least had a vague idea of where he wanted to go with everything. Much of the later arcs were implied in the earlier parts, it's really just down to how poorly it was excecuted that's lead to its fate.
I don't know about that. I mean really where were Fullbringers ever implied? Or the fact that the Quincies were not in fact extinct? The....whatchamacallits that were shinigamis turned hollows may have been originally planned since their leader's design is in some early artwork for the series. But for the most part, I fall into the camp of believing Kubo just pulled the whole later chapters out of his rear.

Fullbring - Chad himself. They needed to explain him somehow.
Quincies - I'm absolutely sure it's heavily implied, if not explicitly stated somewhere within episodes 43-45. They also mentioned how the glove was considered archaic, implying that the quincies had obtained powers that exceeded it.

They also implied heavily several times throughout the entire Soul Society arc about the hollow power thing.

Really, if nothing else, he most likely had the ideas down.
1409  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 02, 2013, 05:51:19 PM
I think Bleach never even knew what it was supposed to be.

Honestly, after my rewatch of the first season of Bleach, I think Kubo at least had a vague idea of where he wanted to go with everything. Much of the later arcs were implied in the earlier parts, it's really just down to how poorly it was excecuted that's lead to its fate.
1410  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Buh Bye Miyazaki on: September 02, 2013, 04:17:06 PM
I'm not the biggest fan of his movies, but I did respect much of what he did. Still, he's 72. The man deserves a long rest and to enjoy the rest of his life.
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