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Nagisa
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:14 pm Reply with quote
Considering how they've been talking Spike TV deal since the initial announcement of the project, I'd always figured it was already licensed. Or has FUNimation actually had it this entire time and only waited until now to announce it?
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gundamfan80



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:19 pm Reply with quote
I thought it was licensed this whole time too, but anyway I can't wait to get this. Black characters in a lot of anime seem to be more than a little stereotypical, so it'll be great to see another really cool black character around.
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theoriginalbilis



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:37 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if Jackson will spout the line: "YES THEY DESERVED TO DIE, AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!!!"

That alone would be worth the price of admission... Very Happy
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Momus



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:51 pm Reply with quote
"Hold on to your butts."

"Where's my super-suit?"

"They call me Mr. Glass."

"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger, those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers!"

"Well I got a problem with spending ten thousand dollars on ungrateful, peanut-head niggers to get 'em out of jail, but I did it!"

"McCane! McCane!"

Augh. He's just been in too many movies.
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Fiction Alchemist



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:34 pm Reply with quote
Jackson in too many movies? Not too many GOOD ones, IMO. That guy needs to be taken a bit more seriously by the film industry.

Afro Samurai should be great. I loved Pulp Fiction and thought Jackson was amazing in it. And how many other anime are cast in English? I can only think of the Animatrix shorts.
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AstroNerdBoy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:48 am Reply with quote
I'm normally a subtitle snob, but this is a title I'm going to watch in English for sure. Samuel L. Jackson DEMANDS such a viewing! Twisted Evil
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:15 am Reply with quote
Lance: Can you co-produce an anime spin-off to Snakes on a Plane while you're at it?
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Is it true that this series is only 5 episodes long? If so, why so short?
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:31 pm Reply with quote
Because, no original animated show ever lasts more than about 5 weeks on Spike TV (i.e. Ren & Stimpy Adult Party, Gary the Rat).

Gonzo realized this and decided that, if it was only going to last five episodes anyway, it might as well be a complete arc.

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Yes, I know Stripperella, which lasted at least two seasons somehow, disproves my theory.
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MorwenLaicoriel



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:33 am Reply with quote
Wow, somehow I hadn't even heard of this anime yet...O.o

Sounds like it'll be awesome, though. Samuel L. Jackson is a great actor. ^^

(I just wish I didn't have to suffer through watching Spike TV to watch it, but oh well...)
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