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Giolon



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:44 am Reply with quote
The embedded player is playing last week’s episode with all the talk about We’re Back at the start, etc.
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Zac
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:46 pm Reply with quote
Sorry bout that, should be fixed now!
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BodaciousSpacePirate
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:03 pm Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
Sorry bout that, should be fixed now!


Thanks! My first thought was, "wow, these guys talk about 'We're Back' a lot."
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KitKat1721



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:02 pm Reply with quote
I feel like I relate to Jacob on manga. I'm only reading/actively collecting about three series: Yona of the Dawn (which by volume 9 finally has gone past the original anime), A Bride's Story (which has beautiful hardcover releases), and the newer Fruits Basket volumes. There's several manga series I've heard enough about through osmosis, but most of the time or expendable income I have for manga/anime I spend on anime.

Some of my favorite ANNCast episodes were definitely the 80s/90s/2000s retrospectives. I was a relatively newer fan when those came out so I was introduced to a lot of classics I probably wouldn't have discovered on my own at that point.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:11 pm Reply with quote
A reference to the Tintin universe? I now have a rather unorthodox mental image of Captain Haddock cursing creatively in the midst of a Love Live concert...
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invalidname
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:57 am Reply with quote
I’m only halfway through the episode, so I may have more to say later, but for now…

  • I think Zac is thinking of the Nutcracker stuff in Fantasia, which is by Tchaikovsky, who also did Swan Lake.
  • Being in a real theater does a lot for one of these music performances, like the Microsoft theater at AX, or the Rosemont Theatre at Anime Central, where I have seen Scandal and Kalafina. Just being on risers in a convention center or hotel ballroom is not the same.
  • If you like idols but aren’t sure if traveling to a concert is for you, try one of the “delayed livestream viewings” they sometimes do in movie theaters. I saw Aqours last year at a theater in Detroit, and the next two weekends have BanG Dream! events (Poppin Party next weekend, Roselia the weekend after). Downside: they’re three hours long, no subtitles, and cost $30.
  • I’m not sanguine on the idea of any recent anime being converted to a Disney movie, because it seems like for the last 20 years Disney and Pixar have just been endlessly remaking the bickering buddies formula of Toy Story. I guess you could say I turned to anime in part to get away from that stuff.
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AholePony



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 am Reply with quote
The original Dragon Ball has always been my favorite entry to the DB franchise. It's "the fun one" imo. Zach and Jacob have pretty different tastes in anime from mine, but if Zach really does enjoy some Urusei Yatsura tv episodes, and has any nostalgia for that 80's anime humor, shot framing, and sound track, I could see him enjoying the hell out of DB.
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invalidname
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:32 am Reply with quote
Wow, no takers on the "what anime do you want to get a lavish, modern remake like Star Blazers 2199?" (or, though it wasn't mentioned, Legend of the Galactic Heroes would be another example).

I'm down with Zac's suggestion to remake digipaint-era shows. I'm doing a new panel called "Whatever Happened to Visual Novel Anime?" (debuted at JAFAX, will be at AWA, submitted for Youmacon and will be submitted for ACen), and the first few years of that stuff are include a lot of digipaint shows, and just looking at them side-by-side with later remakes or similar shows is striking. I show the 2004 Rumbling Hearts (Studio Fantasia) next to its 2008 OAV followup (Brains Base) and the difference in just four years is striking. I should see if I can get the 2002 Toei Kanon and compare it to the 2006 KyoAni version. And while it's hardly a fair comparison (budgets come into play too), I show a facile hug from Otoboku (2006), which can't even do a camera move without jerking, next to the famous embrace at the end of Clannad After Story (2009). The point being this is still digitally animated -- KyoAni isn't hand drawing all those sakura petals that Tomoya runs through -- but by the end of the decade, the tools have caught up to what the artists want to do with them.

But for my purposes, the particularly bad era of early digipaint overlaps with the rise of visual novel anime, so they end up being connected somewhat.
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moogrin



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:28 pm Reply with quote
Thanks to Jacob for confirming that I was right to drop Free this season.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:36 am Reply with quote
Ok, so some fans of MHA have been asking the manga-ka to do something substantial for some of the female leads. It's still such a bummer that this keeps happening with popular non-harem rom-com Shounen Jump properties.
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