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Kidnicky



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:54 pm Reply with quote
I don't know who here has Comcast cable,but if you watch anything On Demand from Funimation,there is a 90 percent chance you'll see some fanservice in an otherwise serious or at least semi-serious show. And by "fanservice" I actually mean flat out full frontal,and usually it's not the oldest character on the show,either. Confused

It's not like I'm a prude or something,I have no problem with attractive characters,but when it's actual nudity like that I go from enjoying a cool show to being embarassed to be a loser watching cartoons about boobs. Sad
Not to mention anyone who thinks,"Hey what's this Japanamation stuff I've heard so much about" and randomly watches an episode of Full Metal Panic! is going to think the medium is just fake porn for wierdos and never bother giving it another chance.
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dewlwieldthedarpachief



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:50 pm Reply with quote
It's a testament to mediocrity when boobs become irritating.
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CareyGrant



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:13 am Reply with quote
dewlwieldthedarpachief wrote:
It's a testament to mediocrity when boobs become irritating.


Truer words (on this subject) have never been spoken. I just can't stomach the blatant pandering or the complete lack of substance or creativity they're trying to cover up with sexuality.

It's also terribly condescending to the fans; that they're such mouth-breathing neck beards who are so hard up (and some might be) or stupid or undiscerning or shallow that, who cares if the story, the characters, and the plot are all generic, banal, formulaic and forgettable, so long as it has pandering fan service.
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dootsy



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:25 am Reply with quote
Hey Brian-chan, was my question about opening up a manga cafe ignored because it was a job-related question? Just wondering. (Yes, I registered a forum account just to ask this lol.)
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Zetabag



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:41 am Reply with quote
Kidnicky wrote:
I don't know who here has Comcast cable,but if you watch anything On Demand from Funimation,there is a 90 percent chance you'll see some fanservice in an otherwise serious or at least semi-serious show. And by "fanservice" I actually mean flat out full frontal,and usually it's not the oldest character on the show,either. Confused

It's not like I'm a prude or something,I have no problem with attractive characters,but when it's actual nudity like that I go from enjoying a cool show to being embarassed to be a loser watching cartoons about boobs. Sad
Not to mention anyone who thinks,"Hey what's this Japanamation stuff I've heard so much about" and randomly watches an episode of Full Metal Panic! is going to think the medium is just fake porn for wierdos and never bother giving it another chance.


There is only like one nudity scene (I don't even think its full frontal) in all three seasons of FMP, so wouldn't say FMP is an example of a show where the fan service becomes embarrassing.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:56 am Reply with quote
Zetabag wrote:
There is only like one nudity scene (I don't even think its full frontal) in all three seasons of FMP...


There were a lot of scenes with nudity or near-nudity in the hotsprings episode, and I believe The Second Raid had a creepy scene with the twins where one of them embraced the other after the two had just come out of the shower.

But yeah, it wasn't an Ecchi franchise.
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JaQiLinOtaku



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:55 am Reply with quote
Personally, I have no qualms with occasionally downloading from HorribleSubs in particular. The reason being simply that I'm a long-time CR subscriber & stream all the shows that interest me/I'm not region blocked from on the site so it's not like I'm ripping them off... but sometimes I like a series so much that I want to have a copy of it to re-watch later at my leisure/on my TV /share with my friend who has slow net and can't really stream reliably OR sometimes (as with Panty & Stocking), I really want to see however Australia isn't allowed to.
The ironic thing is that I can torrent an episode at least two times faster than it takes me to watch the actual stream...

I don't know why anyone would waste their time ripping/watching Funi streams thou coz they have shit resolution. Laughing
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robo-ky



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:59 am Reply with quote
MOAR MINI CANON! seriously dat was awesome
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InnocentSorrow59



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:54 pm Reply with quote
JaQiLinOtaku wrote:
Personally, I have no qualms with occasionally downloading from HorribleSubs in particular. The reason being simply that I'm a long-time CR subscriber & stream all the shows that interest me/I'm not region blocked from on the site so it's not like I'm ripping them off... but sometimes I like a series so much that I want to have a copy of it to re-watch later at my leisure/on my TV /share with my friend who has slow net and can't really stream reliably OR sometimes (as with Panty & Stocking), I really want to see however Australia isn't allowed to.
The ironic thing is that I can torrent an episode at least two times faster than it takes me to watch the actual stream...

I don't know why anyone would waste their time ripping/watching Funi streams thou coz they have shit resolution. Laughing


FUNi does some good subs, and their resolution isn't bad >_> Aside from that, I don't know why anyone would steal their streams since they're completely free!! You don't have to pay shit and people still steal 'em >_> As for Horrible subs, I only really use them for Fairy Tail (not that saying that justifies that it's wrong, Also, it's the only good anime Crunchyroll has at the moment...)
Mostly because you have to have a membership for FT. Plus, they're streaming takes forever to load. It's annoying as hell.
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egoist



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:33 pm Reply with quote
Some men prefer dressed women over undressed women. Perhaps that's the point of that sort of fanservice compared to hentai.
Anyway, women are like banana. Once peeled it will definitely go bad.

nekedo wrote:
While I don't think rippers should spontaneously combust, I would feel satisfied if they lost their keys or had to suffer through extra long lines at the RMV once or twice.

Or get stuck in Marlborough's long queues all the way through the city!

Seriously though. I've seen a few Funi rips before, but not CR, since as already mentioned, most of their stuff is streamed in the UK nowadays. Now, perhaps I'm uninformed, but is there a place to find a listing of which Funi shows are streamed to the UK? Or is checking one by one on Youtube the only option? I didn't know LOL Heroes was available here until it had already reached episode 12.


InnocentSorrow59 wrote:
FUNi does some good subs, and their resolution isn't bad >_> Aside from that, I don't know why anyone would steal their streams since they're completely free!! You don't have to pay shit and people still steal 'em

Free as in monetarily free, or free as in region free? I suppose you haven't seen Braveheart, have you? Anyway, there are a few groups that steal just the subs and use a different raw, so I'd understand the benefit in ripping Funi in that case.


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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:41 pm Reply with quote
dewlwieldthedarpachief wrote:
It's a testament to mediocrity when boobs become irritating.
Think of it like eating and drinking chocolate for every meal, four times a day, every day.
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LordByronius
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:43 pm Reply with quote
GVman wrote:

For me, yes. Now, I'm fine with sex scenes where the gentalia is never exposed, but I find exposed genetalia disgusting. I'd much rather see someone in clothes that are barely covering up there privates than actually see them. It's far, far more satisfying. I've never really understood how people can actually find most porn enticing because of the exposed meat.

But that's just me.


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Deacon Blues



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:36 pm Reply with quote
Am I the only one that mourned the loss of a perfectly good bottle of vodka in that video he posted? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:57 pm Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
Think of it like eating and drinking chocolate for every meal, four times a day, every day.

Um, what's wrong with that? Chocolate is an essential nutrient, after all. A pound a day keeps the doctor away! The perfect dessert is a sundae made with chocolate ice cream, smothered in chocolate fudge, and topped with chocolate whipped cream and a chocolate truffle. If you want to be decadent, you can have a cup of cocoa to go with it. Mmmm...

Deacon Blues wrote:
Am I the only one that mourned the loss of a perfectly good bottle of vodka in that video he posted

I'm wondering how much damage the shooter's done to his home. Think of all the little holes in the walls and ceiling.
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poonk



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:13 pm Reply with quote
Deacon Blues wrote:
Am I the only one that mourned the loss of a perfectly good bottle of vodka in that video he posted? Laughing
Actually I was going to comment on that last night but when I watched it a second time I realized it was actually a bottle of Smirnoff Ice (a malt beverage) so nothing lost. Anime smile
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