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SuperOnizuka



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:00 pm Reply with quote
Ganeon licensed Samurai Champloo fast. It only started, I think, a month or so ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:09 pm Reply with quote
animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=3860

Geneon had snagged this title a before the episodes even aired.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:38 pm Reply with quote
I certainly was not surprised that Samurai Champloo was licensed. Like, Liann said, it was mentioned before.

As for Tenjou Tenge…well, to me, it seemed like a notable hit from the start. And with its hype and popularity, it was only a matter of time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:58 pm Reply with quote
Of course, the only reason Geneon licensed Champloo because of Watanabe's name. I bet anyone that when the DVD is released, on the cover, in big, bold font will be "From the creator of Cowboy Bebop!"
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:01 pm Reply with quote
UberTai wrote:
Of course, the only reason Geneon licensed Champloo because of Watanabe's name.


From what I hear, its quite a good show, but then they may have licensed it before production began. Based on Watanabe's previous track record, can you blame them?

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I bet anyone that when the DVD is released, on the cover, in big, bold font will be "From the creator of Cowboy Bebop!"


They'd be dumb not to do that.
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UberTai



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:03 pm Reply with quote
So far, in my opinion, Champloo is very mediocre. I'm sure people who are claiming the anime great are trying to convince themselves of this. Just my opinion. Please don't bash upon me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:08 pm Reply with quote
FYI, just to prevent any confusion with the link on the front page, Geneon has licensed Hanaukyo Maid-tai: La Verite, not the first Hanaukyo Maid-tai series.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:27 pm Reply with quote
UberTai wrote:
So far, in my opinion, Champloo is very mediocre. I'm sure people who are claiming the anime great are trying to convince themselves of this. Just my opinion. Please don't bash upon me.

I wasn't convinceing my self that it was good. It is pretty awesome, but not much of a story so far, though I have only seen two episodes...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:30 pm Reply with quote
UberTai wrote:
So far, in my opinion, Champloo is very mediocre. I'm sure people who are claiming the anime great are trying to convince themselves of this. Just my opinion. Please don't bash upon me.


I agree. Cowboy Bebop and Macross Plus were good because they were very character-driven, but so far Samurai Champloo seems to be a glorious display of style over substance.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:52 pm Reply with quote
goshin23 wrote:
As for Tenjou Tenge…well, to me, it seemed like a notable hit from the start. And with its hype and popularity, it was only a matter of time.


I was under the impression Tenjou Tenge had been licensed by Geneon before it aired as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:51 pm Reply with quote
I think Samurai Champloo is scheduled for 26 episodes. There have only been 2, so I don't think it's fair to say it's not character driven yet.

I like it just based on style. Of course, this is just a temporary rating, and it can change once I've seen all of it.

Someone already rated it "worst ever" after 2 episodes too. Jee, that person must be a prophet...

Nonetheless, I like it and that's all that matters. Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:02 am Reply with quote
The first episode of Champloo was good, but the second one was surprisingly meh. It felt like an episode that belonged in the middle of a series, not the second episode.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:34 am Reply with quote
Hmm, so holdup. What version of Hanaukyo maid was licensed? The original, or the new one which re-tells the original?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:03 am Reply with quote
Tony K. wrote:
I think Samurai Champloo is scheduled for 26 episodes. There have only been 2, so I don't think it's fair to say it's not character driven yet.


This is true. I mean, we can't rightly say the first three or four episodes of Cowboy Bebop were a deep, meaningful affair, right? They were pretty much all style just the same as Champloo is now.

UltimaShadowfax wrote:
The first episode of Champloo was good, but the second one was surprisingly meh. It felt like an episode that belonged in the middle of a series, not the second episode.


I hear that. And all the stylish little extras like those "turntable cuts" were missing, too. Hopefully the third episode improves greatly over the second.
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Tenseiga323



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:27 am Reply with quote
areaseven wrote:
FYI, just to prevent any confusion with the link on the front page, Geneon has licensed Hanaukyo Maid-tai: La Verite, not the first Hanaukyo Maid-tai series.


I wonder if this is really true Could put it up on the front page?
Alot of forums already think that it was the first Hanaukyo Maid that was licensed.
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