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davecabrera
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:37 pm Reply with quote
The reason for Moshidora not being simulcast is pretty simple, as I recall: it was actually run daily on NHK over the course of two weeks. Good luck speedsubbing that. (though someone did)
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:57 pm Reply with quote
As long as those subbers are on hand, turnaround may only take a few good hours. I almost felt compelled to watch the series because it was only 10 episodes, but never got around to doing that, but I did end up working on a doujinshi for it.
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aoi yuuki fanboy



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:59 pm Reply with quote
This was actually on my backlog before I read this article. I'll get around to watching it... someday.
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:01 pm Reply with quote
I enjoyed Moshidora.
Its basic premise was such a completely bizarre and ludicrous notion that I was glued to every episode.
spoiler[Although it was patently obvious from episode 1 that Miki was DOOMED!]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:05 pm Reply with quote
I thought the writing was fair enough. It didn't reach very far, but it was competent in what it tried to do. I though Miki's story in particular was good. Minami's relationship with baseball was dealt with kind of lamely, though.

The whole "fixing people's problems" angle and later spoiler[death of main character's significant female friend from illness, the main character losing their way and then being helped by those they helped] kind of reminded me of Clannad, and I can't really say Moshidora stacked up too badly. I wish it were a boxing title so I could say it punched above its weight and have it be comic genius.


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bravetailor



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:06 pm Reply with quote
To be honest, it doesn't really sound like THAT bizarre a concept, and I could easily see this being the premise for an Adam Sandler-esque type of Hollywood comedy. Or some 80s comedy starring Goldie Hawn.

It should also be noted that Peter Drucker was a special consultant for the 1986 Cleveland Indians--yes, the baseball team. Obviously, sports management seeking counsel outside of the sports box has never been that unusual.


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BassKuroi



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:12 pm Reply with quote
ANN never let you down with cynic, arrogant reviews.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:19 pm Reply with quote
I enjoyed this show. As Justin points out, it's nothing special but it sucked me in, somehow. I am a bit of sucker for spoiler[Sad Plot Points.]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:22 pm Reply with quote
And I thought the anime with the food/animal hybrids was a weird idea. Actually,this is a lot less strange than some of the other anime I've heard about. I wouldn't be surprised if someday they have the ghost of Peter Drucker appear before Minami and say in a German accent "Vell,Minami,how are ze baseball games going?" I wouldn't be surprised if the people who made this didn't do that.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:03 pm Reply with quote
Snomaster1 wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if someday they have the ghost of Peter Drucker appear before Minami and say in a German accent "Vell,Minami,how are ze baseball games going?" I wouldn't be surprised if the people who made this didn't do that.


Zay didn't do zat.
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Joe Carpenter



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:59 pm Reply with quote
lol, what Enya song is it ripping off specifically?
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configspace



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:07 pm Reply with quote
It seemed kind of split between trying to fit the Drucker-style baseball management, competition, and the tragedy and motivating players. Overall it was a fun show but I enjoyed the tragedy element the most.

There were also live action parts after the ending that were not translated that included all the background with the author and Drucker himself
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dan9999



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:08 pm Reply with quote
Watched it an enjoyed it a lot. Many times better than several other anime airing at the time.
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heavyweather



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:27 pm Reply with quote
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No company would ever spend money on this

Now watch as Media Blasters puts it out on Blu-Ray.

Anyway, I remember hearing about this when it came out, and it made me interested in reading Drucker's stuff. Still need to get around to reading Management...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:33 pm Reply with quote
As a follow-up, they should produce Zachman Framework: The Animation.

I'm one of those who heard of this, marveled incredulously at the premise and then more or less let it all slip by. I don't have a particular desire to see it and if I wanted to learn about Peter Drucker, I'd probably just read his books*, but I like the idea of something this weirdly esoteric exists.

It's a slight shame that it wasn't streamed over here. I'd kind of like to see how people would react.

BassKuroi wrote:
ANN never let you down with cynic, arrogant reviews.


But is wasn't...

I don't understand.

*Oddly, I've worked with a few people who were very interested in management theories and practice, but none of them ever mentioned Peter Drucker. Perhaps he's just not as popular with government managers.


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