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Walkabout



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:35 am Reply with quote
Can anyone give me a recommendation on this?
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Cowpunk



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:30 am Reply with quote
Yes, Yes!

A classic.

The animation is older in style, tho' not that primitive when compared to US TV animation.

The bikers are also 'old style'.
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Vicserr



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:30 pm Reply with quote
This is one of the crown jewels of the golden age of mecha shows as our hero gets involve in a conspiracy that will put 2 galaxies in the brink of war

animation is standards for it's time (Early~ Mid 80's) with a cool storyline and lots of the cool stuff that you don't get on modern anime, this one is gritty to the core

a 100% recommendation on this one
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Walkabout



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:56 pm Reply with quote
So, good seiyuu, powerful/dramatic storyline, quality action?
If it fits that bill, I may have to get my hands on that kinda scratch...
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theoriginalbilis



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:22 pm Reply with quote
I have a question...

Will the Votoms re-release be available in stores (like Suncoast or Best Buy)? Or will they only available through a preorder or online?

Thanks in advance.
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Pyoko



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:51 pm Reply with quote
Peter Tatara from CPM has confirmed that it will indeed get a regular retail release in addition to this exclusive offer.

The four arcs will be available individually for $34.95 each and when it's all done there will be a complete box set for $149.95, which will come with the metal case, bonus disc and book (the individual release will not.)
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:24 am Reply with quote
So it's like the Zeta Gundam release, only with less pencil sharpeners.

Kinda stinks that this release won't have Shining Heresy.
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theoriginalbilis



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:22 pm Reply with quote
Pyoko wrote:
Peter Tatara from CPM has confirmed that it will indeed get a regular retail release in addition to this exclusive offer.

The four arcs will be available individually for $34.95 each and when it's all done there will be a complete box set for $149.95, which will come with the metal case, bonus disc and book (the individual release will not.)


Ah. Thanks a lot.

Now I know I should at least check Votoms out, now that I can just pick it up in-store, for less than $40 a set no less.
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jgreen



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:17 pm Reply with quote
VOTOMS is good stuff. The characters are well conceived, and as others have said, the animation is pretty much the standard for early 80s mecha shows.

A couple old press quotes about it that I found digging around on this here site...

“Votoms is certainly a major event for American fandom…episodes demonstrate an appealing grittiness that’s a rare find in most animated science fiction.”-Animerica

“Votoms is probably one of the most realistic war stories in anime and is the proof of Takahashi’s fantastic talent in the field.” -Protoculture Addicts

They used to have a couple episodes streaming on Sputnik7.com until they stopped streaming anime altogether. What happened there, anyway?
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