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« Reply #2790 on: June 22, 2014, 10:41:25 PM »

I finally sat down and watched Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc. Overall I was mostly pleased by it. I both liked and disliked the conflated story at various points, but for the most part it seemed to stay true to the story and spirit of the original with one major exception.

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I guess it could be argued that Shishio was dying at the end of his fight with Kenshin, but it didn't really explain that if that was in fact the case. This made it seem like Kenshin actually killed him at the end of their duel.

I did really appreciate seeing RuroKen in contemporary animation. It looked fantastic. I hope they can find the time, the budget, and the story to do more. In the meantime, I'll look forward to the release of the new live-action movie.

IIRC, Shishio dies because his body's a fucked up piece of shit that's incapable of regulating his core body temperature without assistance or a significant amount of cool-down time, and he had the bright idea of trying to duke it out with one of the greatest swordsmen of his era in a protracted sword fight. All Kenshin had to do was keep the fight going until Shishio either keeled over or gave up, and then Shishio burst into flames because it's anime and it would've been too hard/boring/lame to depict the arc's main villain dying due to severe heat exhaustion/heat stroke.

Yes, I am aware of that, but that isn't how it shakes down in New Kyoto Arc. I know it isn't canonical, but Kenshin does appear to exploit Shishio's weakness in the retelling, and not by simply having the endurance to draw Shishio into a protracted fight.

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In New Kyoto Arc, when Shishio gets close to his limit, blood explodes down the center of his skull. Not long afterward, when Kenshin delivers the decisive blow, he hits the metal plate on Shishio's head with the end of his sword hilt in a way reminiscent of the head attack in the Kuzuryuusen. Shishio's skull splits in half after the blow, though he is still alive enough at that point that he pushes his head back together. When you see him next he is lying on the floor and appears to be dead making it seem that he didn't die due to his body's inability to regulate its heat (as in the original story), but as a direct result of Kenshin's attack
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« Reply #2791 on: June 23, 2014, 03:10:47 PM »

So, Layzner's finally fully subbed. Time for me to drop everything and watch that.
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« Reply #2792 on: June 25, 2014, 03:36:28 PM »

Think it is safe to say Kancolle anime been delayed. It is not even on the anime summer tv schedule.
http://haruhichan.com/wpblog/13221/summer-2014-anime-visual-guide/
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« Reply #2793 on: June 25, 2014, 03:40:23 PM »

Think it is safe to say Kancolle anime been delayed. It is not even on the anime summer tv schedule.
http://haruhichan.com/wpblog/13221/summer-2014-anime-visual-guide/

Shyamalan twist: it's not an anime, it's live action.
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« Reply #2794 on: June 25, 2014, 04:37:46 PM »

Think it is safe to say Kancolle anime been delayed. It is not even on the anime summer tv schedule.
http://haruhichan.com/wpblog/13221/summer-2014-anime-visual-guide/

Shyamalan twist: it's not an anime, it's live action.
That would be so hilariously bad. it would my most an anticipated show of 2014, just to see that train wreck in action.
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« Reply #2795 on: June 25, 2014, 05:15:51 PM »

Think it is safe to say Kancolle anime been delayed. It is not even on the anime summer tv schedule.
http://haruhichan.com/wpblog/13221/summer-2014-anime-visual-guide/

Shyamalan twist: it's not an anime, it's live action.
That would be so hilariously bad. it would my most an anticipated show of 2014, just to see that train wreck in action.

Dude, just go watch WWII's Pacific Theater reel footage. There you go, Kancolle IRL, its hilarious.

The History Channel was in to Kancolle long before Kancolle was a thing. They're currently trying to level up their Alien Ship Waifus.
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« Reply #2796 on: June 26, 2014, 06:40:06 PM »

Finished Mushi-shi Season 2, good but not quite as good as first season, Yowapeda is simply amazing! Unrealistic but amazing none the less. On a whim I started The iDOLM@STER and Bodacious Space Pirates, so far pirates are winning....
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« Reply #2797 on: June 27, 2014, 08:40:34 AM »

So Blade and Soul's last episode was one of the worst fanservice episodes I've ever seen.
Talk about ending it on a bad note...

Anyone making a fanservice episode should look at Shukufuku no Campanella's OVA for inspiration.

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I was afraid that the end of Brynhild in the Darkness would be rushed and make no sense.
I was right.
I kind of want a season 2 simply because there's so much left to answer.

Love Live S2 actually ended pretty well.
The beginning was atrocious but it slowly got better along the episodes and ended up being ok.
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« Reply #2798 on: June 30, 2014, 04:38:29 AM »

Just checked out the first 5 eps of The Future Diary this weekend.

Thought it was gonna suck at first when I saw the cliche tool of a main character... Boy was I wrong. It only took the first five episodes to safely say I'm hooked.

Finished Mushi-shi Season 2, good but not quite as good as first season, Yowapeda is simply amazing! Unrealistic but amazing none the less. On a whim I started The iDOLM@STER and Bodacious Space Pirates, so far pirates are winning....

Mushishi was funny for me. While my memories of the series specifics faded in the years after I saw it, the feeling and mood it conveyed remained fresh in my mind. I was really fond of how watching that made me feel. Intrigued with the supernatural and psychological nature of the series but completely hooked and drawn into the episodic mysteries by the tranquil nature it consistently  portrayed. It was like the perfect blend of what would happen if you mixed the twilight zone with some chinese folklore or something.
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« Reply #2799 on: June 30, 2014, 07:11:52 AM »

Rewatched all of Code Geass over the weekend except for the last few episodes of R2 (which I'll watch tonight). Still love the entire series. Really is great.

Just checked out the first 5 eps of The Future Diary this weekend.

Thought it was gonna suck at first when I saw the cliche tool of a main character... Boy was I wrong. It only took the first five episodes to safely say I'm hooked.
 
I've only read the manga of that. Let me just say that, assuming the anime follows the manga completely, that series is going to get messed up...well that implies it was at some point not messed up. It will get more messed up in the future.
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« Reply #2800 on: June 30, 2014, 01:58:54 PM »

I really enjoy watching Code Geass, but there are a tons of things it does that I usually give other shows a lot of flak for, and I don't think I could really describe why it works for me when shows with similar themes and excecution make me cringe.
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« Reply #2801 on: July 01, 2014, 06:47:29 AM »

I really enjoy watching Code Geass, but there are a tons of things it does that I usually give other shows a lot of flak for, and I don't think I could really describe why it works for me when shows with similar themes and excecution make me cringe.
Any particular examples?
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« Reply #2802 on: July 05, 2014, 07:19:25 PM »

New Sailor Moon... you replace one the most iconic anime theme songs of all time with this generic new shit... god damn It!. Do not like the new soundtrack at all.
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« Reply #2803 on: July 05, 2014, 10:02:05 PM »

I actually never thought highly of the Japanese version of the original Japanese OP. Haven't heard the new one yet, though, so we'll see what the damage is.

I really, really liked Argevollen's first episode, though.

EDIT: Also saw the first episode of Aldnoah.Zero and liked that a lot, too. I'll be sure to say more about both once we're a few episodes in...

I really enjoy watching Code Geass, but there are a tons of things it does that I usually give other shows a lot of flak for, and I don't think I could really describe why it works for me when shows with similar themes and excecution make me cringe.
Any particular examples?

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« Reply #2804 on: July 06, 2014, 09:16:32 PM »

Rail Wars:
Reminds me of Working!!. Nothing great nor bad. An easy watch.
Anyone who's a train lover probably would have wet dreams about this anime.

Space Dandy S2:
Exactly like S1 (which is good). I like the song that plays whenever they are at BooBies.
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