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Strategos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:55 pm Reply with quote
2005 has seen some great releases, this is yet another one.
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HitokiriShadow



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:56 pm Reply with quote
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Those who shell out the extra few dollars for the art box (it only cost me $4 more on sale) will find nice wrap-around artwork but no other frills.


At Best Buy (the one I went to, at lest), the price was the same, with or without the box. I bought it with the box several weeks ago, but I haven't gotten around to actually watching it yet.
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Advent_Nebula



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:00 pm Reply with quote
So true, this is one of the best 2005 releaces.
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BuffaloStyle



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:25 pm Reply with quote
I got a chance to see fansubs of Genshiken and let me just say that "I dig this show". As with all anime about fans of anime, this show introduces you to yourself and other fans that you may know. Equally funny and frightening at times, Genshiken is a must see for all anime fans.

People, check this one out. You will be glad that you did.
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biliano



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:20 am Reply with quote
BuffaloStyle wrote:
People, check this one out. You will be glad that you did.


Most definitely! Cool I got interested in Genshiken after reading Bamboo's excellent article about it in Protoculture Addicts #84 (the cover of that issue also helped). After reading that article, I decided to straight-out buy the DVD when it came out in July, and it's definitely one of the best, if not the best mockumentary on the market; a perfect companion to my Comic Party DVDs.

However, I thought the episode of Kujibiki Unbalance was a bit confusing in terms of what the story structure was, and Theron's review of the episode didn't help much (save for the C+ grade he gave for story). The UNDER17 concert form Tokyo's 2004 Character show was pretty cute. Laughing I really like the way they sound. (They also perform the theme song for DearS - "Love Slave".)


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CrackaJax



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:43 am Reply with quote
I just wish my college's anime club was 1/4 as cool as Genshiken...
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Advent_Nebula



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:34 pm Reply with quote
"I would not be caught dead with real porn."

That Line is classic.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:11 pm Reply with quote
Genshiken is an absolute must to show in anime clubs.

Advent_Nebula wrote:
"I would not be caught dead with real porn."

That Line is classic.


...yet very, very true! Crying or Very sad

*goes back watching Blood Shadow*
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Zac
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:28 pm Reply with quote
biliano wrote:
a perfect companion to my Comic Party DVDs.


See, to me, Genshiken is everything Comic Party wasn't. The show hits the nail on the head, rather than creating a bunch of super-attractive, blase likable characters who fall in love etc etc etc blah blah.

Comic Party is a dating sim, Genshiken isn't.
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BuffaloStyle



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:41 am Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
biliano wrote:
a perfect companion to my Comic Party DVDs.


See, to me, Genshiken is everything Comic Party wasn't. The show hits the nail on the head, rather than creating a bunch of super-attractive, blase likable characters who fall in love etc etc etc blah blah.

Comic Party is a dating sim, Genshiken isn't.
While I absolutely love Comic Party, I tend to agree with Zac on this one. Genshiken is something that is believable whereas Comic Party is a little too.... perfect. I didn't actually know any of the characters from CP. Genshiken, on the other hand, was filled with people that I know and see on a weekly basis.
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Fallcon



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:43 am Reply with quote
Well i can't really say i'm new to being a O.... Anime fan, because i always like anime for some reason... and only been reading manga for about a year. But I read the 1st Genshiken novel and i was blow away.
I was a comic party fan first but this seems like the real deal... wish i knew where to get this DVD..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:16 am Reply with quote
Fallcon wrote:
wish i knew where to get this DVD..


Um, just about anywhere that anime DVDs are sold. It's been out (in the U.S. at least) for a couple of weeks now.

If you don't have local stores, try Anime Nation (which I've always found to be reliable) or Deep Discount DVD (which a lot of other people have recommended).
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Advent_Nebula



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:18 am Reply with quote
darkchibi07 wrote:
Genshiken is an absolute must to show in anime clubs.

Advent_Nebula wrote:
"I would not be caught dead with real porn."

That Line is classic.


...yet very, very true! Crying or Very sad

*goes back watching Blood Shadow*


Birds of a feather flock togeather.
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hagakure|returns



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Comic party isn't even on the same level as Genshiken.

One of the best series of this years and you get 5 episode per disc. Media Blaster and Bandai are always generous with their episode per disc counts.
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biliano



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:25 pm Reply with quote
hagakure|returns wrote:
Comic party isn't even on the same level as Genshiken.


I know that! Very Happy I was merely referencing the fact that they're both mockumentaries. Wink
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