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Cetais



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:04 am Reply with quote
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Then there's C, which is centered on money—so, currency maybe?


Knowing the anime is name "[C] - Control"....
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consignia



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:15 am Reply with quote
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And I somehow doubt that The Big O was trying to invoke thoughts of the female orgasm


Surely a giant robot series about describing complexity of algorithms?
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ThatMoonGuy



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:35 am Reply with quote
I could tell Fate/Stay Night would be there even before I read the list. Nasu has a penchant for nonsensical western names for everything, like naming your fighting game "Melty Blood".
Ryogo Narita also loves using names that stand for absolutely nothing like Durarara and Baccano!. And then there's Ei Aoki's obsession with "Zero" which sometimes make sense (Ga:Rei Zero) and sometimes don't (Aldnoah/Zero).
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ultimatehaki



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:48 am Reply with quote
The top 3 openings was the top 3 I voted for Very Happy
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sk1199



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:55 am Reply with quote
I'm suprised that Kiddy Grade didn't make the list. It sounds like a series for pedaphiles.
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josi



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:57 am Reply with quote
sk1199 wrote:
I'm suprised that Kiddy Grade didn't make the list. It sounds like a series for pedaphiles.

It's in the previous one: animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2012-10-13
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DRWii



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A science fiction anime starring a misguided virtual idol has little to nothing in common with the depraved Roman Emperor. Caligula's name draws up a lot of very specific images on self-absorption and sexual perversion, so I'm not sure why the original game decided to go with that as their selling point.

Because it isn't named after the Roman Emperor, at least not directly. The developers have said it's supposed to refer to a psychological concept called the "Caligula Effect," the desire one has to do/see things they aren't supposed to. The English version even outright changed the title to "The Caligula Effect."
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Takamachi Ryoko



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:14 am Reply with quote
Legend of the Legendary Heroes didn't make it? I thought that name was quite a mouthful and over the top.

Or Aika R-16: Virgin Mission. That sounds like a sex pose.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:56 am Reply with quote
Is the "favorite cat girl" poll in response to Nuku Nuku getting relicensed? Very Happy

I was torn between Aisha Clan-Clan and Blair, but Blair can go full cat and looks adorable doing so, so I went with her.
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#861208



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:16 pm Reply with quote
Neko from K.

She's a cat in human form. She doesn't have ears or a tail or anything... but she acts like a cat. And it's adorable.

Have you ever seen those videos of a cat and a Roomba? That but human sized.

. . . . . "Show some respect!"
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:22 pm Reply with quote
ThatMoonGuy wrote:
I could tell Fate/Stay Night would be there even before I read the list. Nasu has a penchant for nonsensical western names for everything, like naming your fighting game "Melty Blood".
Ryogo Narita also loves using names that stand for absolutely nothing like Durarara and Baccano!. And then there's Ei Aoki's obsession with "Zero" which sometimes make sense (Ga:Rei Zero) and sometimes don't (Aldnoah/Zero).


Baccano is actually the Italian word for "ruckus", in reference to how chaotic the events of the series can get. Durarara has no meaning, though.
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TheAnimeRevolutionizer



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:33 pm Reply with quote
Ah, english grammar checking.

So is this how low voting lists have went? Can't wait for the rest of the minstrel show.
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falcon.punch



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:40 pm Reply with quote
DRWii wrote:

Because it isn't named after the Roman Emperor, at least not directly. The developers have said it's supposed to refer to a psychological concept called the "Caligula Effect," the desire one has to do/see things they aren't supposed to. The English version even outright changed the title to "The Caligula Effect."


I knew that after watching the game. But it can be still confusing xP
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killjoy_the



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:41 pm Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
Baccano is actually the Italian word for "ruckus", in reference to how chaotic the events of the series can get. Durarara has no meaning, though.


It's supposed to be the sound of a motorcycle engine iirc
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AksaraKishou



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:43 pm Reply with quote
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Nasu hid a complicated novel inside a porn game.


Isn't it the opposite tho? Laughing He was forced to put porn to make the game sell. :p
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