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jr240483



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Sam Leach wrote:
I've always figured that the Ancient Weapons meant the series had to escalate toward an apocalypse of some kind, and whether it'll be a "good" apocalypse or a bad one will be determined by whoever kicks it off. (Spoilers: It'll be Luffy.)


how can you know that for sure!? he might be the main character, but its no guarantee that he will be the one to do it. and since THIS IS ODA WERE TALKING ABOUT HERE, I can easily see him not allowing luffy to do it, but to instead allow one of his friends to kick off the endgame!!!

my theories that it will either be shiraoshi (to fufill the promise made to joyboy) , that girl from the romance dawn prequel chapter (yes that manga short is indeed canon) or even coby that will instead finish what luffy started when they reach raftel!
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Covnam



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:35 pm Reply with quote
Not sure why today's episode isn't the real start of Wano, but if it continues to look and sound as great as it did today, this arc is going to be a real treat. The visuals and music were great.

Only worry I have is that spoiler[Wano is still going] (I don't really think that's a spoiler, but just in case...).
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Bioshocker



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:16 pm Reply with quote
"t always felt like the best case scenario was for talented animators to do good work in spite of the stiff plastic sheen that's haunted many of Toei's properties in recent years"

It seems that someone hasn't watched any of their properties recently. 2-3 shows with a similar design approach from a few years ago doesn't make "many". And in regards to OP, Kazuya Hisada has been the character designers since episode 385 (on his own 408) and not once did he update the designs so they look like plastic action figures. Unlike with DBS, animators working on OP never complained about the designs having unnecessary highlights. Idiosyncratic animators adding highlights themselves is another story.
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MasterKingJC



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:28 pm Reply with quote
The visual revamp looks soooooo good. The various weighted line filter compliments the color palette and more Oda-accurate character designs courtesy of Midori Matsuda. Bringing back Kitadani is leaning heavy on nostalgia, but it works great for Over The Top since it sounds like a traditional OP theme while also harnessing new flair and directing that has never been seen in any other opening.

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I felt as though the voice actors were talking slower than usual this week, like the anime is trying new ways to pad the story out without it becoming immediately apparent.


It appears that Kappei Yamaguchi and Kazuki Yao might have been speaking slower to copy the way Kabuki actors speak in boisterous, drawn-out monologues.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:23 pm Reply with quote
MasterKingJC wrote:
It appears that Kappei Yamaguchi and Kazuki Yao might have been speaking slower to copy the way Kabuki actors speak in boisterous, drawn-out monologues.

Yeah, I don't speak Japanese, but I had the impression that Usopp was speaking in a very formal or historical dialect. That was mirrored by Zoro having to remember to intentionally add formal honorifics.

And wow, this looks fantastic in motion. I know Toei usually gets a fresh burst of energy at the start of any big new arc, but with these wholesale changes I really hope this is something more.
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