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dtm42



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:11 am Reply with quote
One word response to the article:

Ouch.

Multiple word response to the article:

That was a harsh review. And I am completely fine with that. Really bad Anime should receive really negative reviews.
I kind of like this focus into truly awful Anime. Makes me appreciate the good Anime even better.
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n00dle



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:24 am Reply with quote
I liked the review except for the fact that the whole thing reeks of New York arrogance.

"Tons of gawking tourists bring their kids here with them, clogging our sidewalks while they stare slack-jawed at the big buildings."

Yeah, while you, the cool and worldly New Yorker rudely push passed them on your way to do IMPORTANT things, cause your such an IMPORTANT person, in the most IMPORTANT city in the world, right?

Don't mind me though, I'm just a simple, uneducated farmer, would that I had the honor of living in New York City. In case you can't tell, I hate NYC.
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Richard J.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:25 am Reply with quote
Uh, I think I'll avoid this one like a plague-carrying army of zombie rats armed with tiny machine guns. (Did I mention that the zombie rats are lead by a tiny Hitler clone? And they all watch fansubs!)

This really does sound like garbage. Usually I can find a few positives somewhere in the review, even if the reviewer thinks they are negatives, but I don't see nothing but suck in this one.
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britannicamoore



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:30 am Reply with quote
Anyone got a cover shot of this? The title sounds famliar
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Joe Mello



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:30 am Reply with quote
The only reason NYC is safe is because of Jack McCoy. Wink

This, kids, is why your English teachers tell you to write about things you have life experiences about.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:47 am Reply with quote
n00dle wrote:
I liked the review except for the fact that the whole thing reeks of New York arrogance.

"Tons of gawking tourists bring their kids here with them, clogging our sidewalks while they stare slack-jawed at the big buildings."

Yeah, while you, the cool and worldly New Yorker rudely push passed them on your way to do IMPORTANT things, cause your such an IMPORTANT person, in the most IMPORTANT city in the world, right?

Don't mind me though, I'm just a simple, uneducated farmer, would that I had the honor of living in New York City. In case you can't tell, I hate NYC.


darn those east coast liberals and their tall buildings and places to go
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Greboruri



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:06 am Reply with quote
What always intrigued me about this anime was the cover of the last US VHS volume which seems to have a clone of HR Giger's Alien on it. Also according to Jonathan Clements synopsis in the Anime Encyclopaedia, the anime's credits actually list 34th Precinct for "assistance". Is this true? I really couldn't see them doing that. Gotta watch this seires. Seems like a good companion piece for the Wild 7 OVA series.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:17 am Reply with quote
Greboruri wrote:
Also according to Jonathan Clements synopsis in the Anime Encyclopaedia, the anime's credits actually list 34th Precinct for "assistance". Is this true? I really couldn't see them doing that.


It's in there. I imagine the conversation going something like this:

(phone rings)
Underpaid NYPD grunt: 34th Precinct.
Producer: (in thick Japanese accent) Uh, good afternoon. My name is Sawamura. I work for a... animation studio. In Japan.
Grunt: Uh... huh.
Producer: My company... "Magic Bus..." is producing a... new animation about 34th precinct... in New York. We would like.... to have your kind permission... to use picture of your building.
Grunt: Well, the building is public property, so you don't really need permission or anything. If you want to arrange a shoot, that goes through the Mayor's Film and TV Office.
Producer: This is animation.
Grunt: Like, a cartoon?
Producer: Yes. But we will... list you in credits as special thank you.
Grunt: (trying to hear over shouting homeless guy in the waiting area) Uh... okay. Well, if it's just drawings, you can do whatever you want.
Producer: Thank you very much.
Grunt: Is that all?
Producer: Thank you very much. (hangs up)
Grunt: F***ing prank calls...
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championferret



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:36 am Reply with quote
Aw, no highlight reel? Laughing
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kamidai



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:14 am Reply with quote
This is where I seriously wish that the Buried Garbage was out on DVD, because I have no VHS player and it sounds so horrible that I want to see it.
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Ragebot



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:19 am Reply with quote
I'm not exactly sure how a show made with such seemingly artless ineptitude can be truly considered misogynistic. There usually needs to be some attempt at sophistication in order to be truly offensive; i.e. some of the later works of Woody Allen for example.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:45 am Reply with quote
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As a New Yorker, I've always taken a perverse amusement in seeing my city through the poorly researched lens of anime.


Have you seen Highlander yet? Wink
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jsevakis
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:52 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Have you seen Highlander yet? Wink


To be honest, I found it so annoying I couldn't make it five minutes in.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:00 am Reply with quote
Hey, I can't help looking at monsterously large buildings that eclipse the sky when I'm in a city that's four to five times bigger than the biggest one around where I live. You should be glad that there are people who come from all around the world to admire the place you live in.

I'm sure Mad Bull 34 isn't the only anime production with a completely screwed up view of New York, but it can't be any worse than some American cartoons' view of Tokyo as being fraught with giant monsters and ninjas.

I wonder if Gunsmith Cats got Chicago right. I hear the production team did actual research in the making of the OVA.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:01 am Reply with quote
jsevakis: Try to at least get to the New York scenes. They were hilarious.
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