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Demaar



Joined: 29 May 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:37 am Reply with quote
I watched the first 15 or so eps of Groove Adventure Rave fansubbed (I think that was around the time Soldats stopped subbing it), and it was a pretty fun show to watch, if I recall rightly. I think I remember myself saying something along the lines of "This is how Final Fantasy Unlimited should have been done, a nice romp through a psuedo-past world with magic and swords.
I might have ended up buying the DVD's if they were done "right". But yeah, after this review and the one for the first volume, I'd say there's a better chance that I'd buy a Sailor Moon or Cardcaptor Sakura (or something even more girlie, if it exists out there.. [no offense to people who like mahou shoujo anime]) DVD.
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appleturbo



Joined: 25 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:48 pm Reply with quote
thanks for the review
I wish they could have done a better job on the show.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:47 am Reply with quote
This is one of the very few toonami animes that are being shown in both the US and the UK. Just wait for the later episodes, it gets worse if that's possible. What's also annoying about this is the clothing for the Haru and Elie. No matter how dirty, or torn they become after an action scene, the next act shows them wearing the same design clothing as if they were fresh off the racks. Elie never seems to find the cold, does she? Wink
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ping



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:33 am Reply with quote
I think it's okay enough... Just kind of boring and predictable.
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Shorty22



Joined: 09 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:28 pm Reply with quote
I think it's ok too. Sure it's not breathingly original Rolling Eyes and the battles seem to last too long but I just find it fun. I also like the stupid American jokes in it, in some weird way.

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When young Musica is trying to break into Lance's castle, for example, a guard holds a gun to his head and sneers, "Don't move. Tell me what you're doing here!" Musica's reply? "Selling girl scout cookies."


I missed this one on the show, but it made me laugh in the review... ^-^;
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Necros Antiquor



Joined: 10 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:55 pm Reply with quote
I don't know, the jokes make it more American, but since the Japanese version sounds so cliche, I doubt I would have liked another typical shonen adventure stereotype. At least the dub tosses in some good jokes. I thought the writing for the first episode in particular was pretty funny, even though I knew right off the bat that it was Americanized. However, I can see why the reviewer doesn't like the jokes, as some do fall flat. Says the guy who can turn into a gas in episode 1: "Hey, mind if I smoke?"
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Apterous



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:33 am Reply with quote
I watched all the fansubs, it turns into a really fun adventure anime. The manga is very well written, Tokyopop's "Oh, Snap!" and various edits aside.
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mistress_reebi



Joined: 07 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:58 pm Reply with quote
The manga is better then the anime I find, The anime is very Americanized because they don't feel that gambling addicts and alcoholics are appropriate for children. Also In the manga when Haru was under the tables Elie thought he was looking up her skirt and I think in the Japanese version they did that but in the Tokyo pop version he was a petty thief that went in without paying. Also I agree with the music rating, the opening theme is so bad! I don't think its music, I think it's torture!
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SekiGatha



Joined: 27 Jul 2003
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Location: Syracuse, NY

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:20 am Reply with quote
mistress_reebi wrote:
Also I agree with the music rating, the opening theme is so bad! I don't think its music, I think it's torture!


Same here but I find the ending theme to be truly awful.
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Izlude



Joined: 04 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:35 pm Reply with quote
I liked those big butt bandits, they were funny.
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