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« Reply #2580 on: February 25, 2014, 05:17:32 PM »

I imagine every time he announces his retirement, he just winks once and smiles.
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« Reply #2581 on: February 25, 2014, 05:32:59 PM »

He should be best friends with Cher.
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« Reply #2582 on: February 25, 2014, 05:38:49 PM »

hmmm, now that's a pair....on topic, started Blue Exorcist on a whim last night and Little Lady and I started World God Only Knows Season 2 as well, both are pretty good so far
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« Reply #2583 on: February 26, 2014, 02:37:29 AM »

So I've taking up watching anime through Netflix on my Wii U game pad while on the treadmill.  The bad thing about subbed anime is that I can't run and read at the same time.  The most I can do is fast walk.  Anyways, I am currently watching Ghost Hunt.  I love the supernatural and mysteries so I find the series to be quite entertaining. 
I need to find a dubbed streaming anime so I can run.   I might have to turn to Hulu and see what they have.
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« Reply #2584 on: February 26, 2014, 05:04:00 PM »

So apparently there's a school comedy anime with a bunch of Falcom characters airing now.  Anyone else hear about this?
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« Reply #2585 on: February 26, 2014, 05:20:41 PM »

It's on my currently watching list. I saw the first three episodes and then forgot about it.
Each "episode" is really just a two minute skit. It's nothing special outside the slapstick absurdity of characters you're familiar with being treated in a completely ludicrous and inane way. 
Of course any Falcom fan is obligated to watch it just out of devotion.

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« Reply #2586 on: February 26, 2014, 07:38:11 PM »

Haven't seen the anime but I own the manga it's based on.  It's pretty standard 4 panel comedy fare just with lots of Falcom characters doing silly things.
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« Reply #2587 on: February 27, 2014, 08:24:03 PM »

Started watching Avatar again. Like 3/4 of the way through Season 2 (Appa's Lost Days?). OH GOD THE FEELS.
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« Reply #2588 on: February 28, 2014, 06:21:00 PM »

So I noticed that Crunchyroll added a couple motion comics by Manga 2.5 to their lineup.  I had heard of these guys before and seen tidbits but never actually sat down and watched their stuff.  They take panels straight out of the original mangas, color them, and add basic animations and of course voice acting.  I suppose if you're expecting a full-blown anime the results might be disappointing, but I think they're pretty good for what they are.  It helps that the series they've done this for aren't exactly heavy on the action.

Anyway, I watched Hadi Girl because I was already a fan of the manga (in fact if you look here you might see volume 5--the final volume--that I picked up in Akiba..).  It's not particularly deep or anything but darn if it isn't one of the most adorable things I've ever read.  The motion comic does a good job of capturing that feeling and I quite enjoyed it.  But, it ends rather abruptly after ten 10-minute episodes and it doesn't look like the Manga 2.5 people are planning on making any more.  I can live with that having already read the original manga, but seeing how the manga hasn't been translated even though the motion comic is that does make it seem like a bit of a tease for English speakers...
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« Reply #2589 on: March 05, 2014, 06:45:15 AM »

So Monday's issue of Jump, totally called the identity of the Toy Soldier!
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« Reply #2590 on: March 05, 2014, 02:42:10 PM »

Started watching Avatar again. Like 3/4 of the way through Season 2 (Appa's Lost Days?). OH GOD THE FEELS.

Such a good episode in such a good show
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« Reply #2591 on: March 06, 2014, 03:58:21 AM »

I've been looking at the Spring 2014 anime chart.  Here are my impressions:

Crap
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Oooh, Baby Steps
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OK, I'm curious what Mekaku City Actors is all about...
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Meh
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Mahouka Koukou fucking Rettousei!!!!!!
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Oooh, another season of Mushishi
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Crap but I'll probably watch it anyway...
Meh
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(Yes, I actually went through the whole chart doing that, though I can't guarantee I didn't make any mistakes...)

Guess what show I'm excited for?
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« Reply #2592 on: March 06, 2014, 10:22:11 AM »

Watched the first episode of the Excel Saga spin off called Puni Puni Poemey. It's like the final episode of Excel time 2. Raunchy, vulgar, crude, loud, and hilarious.
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« Reply #2593 on: March 06, 2014, 02:15:21 PM »

Oooh a Ping Pong anime!  The movie was pretty cool/ridiculous.

And yeah Mushishi stuck out as well.  Is the first season that good?
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« Reply #2594 on: March 06, 2014, 02:28:48 PM »

I really enjoyed Mushishi when I watched it, but I don't know if that's nostalgia speaking or if it really was that good.
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