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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:07 pm Reply with quote
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hell, the story is popular here too, and the Monkey King character has popped up in a number of places (according to one source, he was even on Sesame Street at one point, and in this "Complete Making of Indiana Jones" book I have, it says that originally Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was going to be Indiana Jones and the Monkey King, which would feature Jones meeting the simian himself, who had magical powers or something - and yes, this was all George Lucas' idea).


Should've mentioned Forbidden Kingdom. Also, is that lame Faces of Death-inspired monkey brain scene in Temple of Doom his response to the idea?

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It's like asking why the Walt Disney Company has so many movies based on German fairy tales because... uh... weren't we like... enemies at some point?


Well, we were enemies, but not Walt and the Fuhrer...
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DRWii



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:12 pm Reply with quote
That response from the future was the best response ever. I laughed the whole time.

I wasn't able to write in to the Answerfans question, so here are two franchises I think would make good American films: "Vampire Hunter D" (live-action), and "Bubblegum Crisis" (CG, but only if it's handled by imagi).
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Weazul-chan



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:26 pm Reply with quote
I'd like to point out something I've not seen addressed about the first question: Houshin Engi isn't based of the Journey to the West, it's based off a different classic Chinese novel. Fengshen Yanyi/The Creation of the Gods (called Houshin Engi in Japan).
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Dark Elf Warrior



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:37 pm Reply with quote
Hey, Answerman? Have you ever felt, well, like the anime fandom's one big pile of 'insider information'? Best way I could put it, sorry.

Thing is, when I see discussions on boards (like the ANN forums, haha), or in real life, like in manga/anime stores and what not, people are always discussing and talking about the 9001 shows I apparently missed over the last week alone. Forgive me if I sound confrontational, but by God, where do they find the time and/or money to watch all this? It's not just the schoolkids either; college students, 9-5 workers like me; they all seem to be experts on anime, while here I am needing three weeks to get through Eureka 7 thanks to my workload. I'm seriosuly weided out and, sad though it may seem, somewhat lonely, as there isn't really anyone in my real-life social circles who I can talk about anime with.

I think it's a mindset, honestly; I think some of us (and I count myself among this group) tend to overplay how much time is actually needed to get through these series. If you skip the opening and closing credits, the average anime episode is around 17 minutes long. You can get through 3 of those in an hour. Let's say you have 5 hours of downtime after you get home from work. If you wanted to, you could power through a 12-episode series and still have time left over to pay the bills, download some porn and have a shot of brandy before bed. If you were watching a longer series over the weekend, you could get through big chunks, and then run through the rest during the week. It's about rate of consumption and how you manage your time. Further, not every episode is treated as a big deal, to be mulled over and blogged about for an hour after viewing. They just shoot their way through these series, and then talk about them the next day.

It's also powered by the community itself. If you want to feel truly "involved" in anime fandom, especially on the internet, then you kind of have to keep up with the newest shows and watch them when they come out, when everyone else is paying attention and talking about the latest episode. Otherwise it's no fun, really, because you're not part of the big dominating discussion of the moment. It helps if you don't really have much of a social life or a lot of other interests - which, I mean, chastise me for saying so but I think it's safe to say is a fairly common trait for anime fans who manage to keep up with 10 shows per season. Hell, even if they do have a social life and other interests, you could still keep up with plenty of new shows during the week. Again, if you skip the credits, the average episode is around 17 minutes. That's a smoke break or a trip to the gas station for most people. You can cram it in anywhere in your schedule and be no worse for the wear.

Not that I'm suggesting that everyone who claims to follow 10 different ongoing shows per week is an expert at time management, but it's not some impossible task to keep up with a show or two during the week.

I beg to differ. Not all anime are 17 minutes minus the opening ending credits, they are only a minute long, and several anime series are 25 to 30 minutes long, and that's not including the credits. Sorry to say this, but if people do have time to watch 10 series at once, they really don't have a life. You'd be surprised how busy people can be during the week that they can't watch 4 episodes of anime a day.
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loka



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:41 pm Reply with quote
Steel Angel Kurumi ? jeez that's bad ...future-man. take my pity. did you start injecting several desu per sentence, driving off any soul willing to converse with you?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:42 pm Reply with quote
Judging by that one reply, Zac's medication needs upping by at least ten to twelve milligrams per pill. Perhaps some Earl Gray or lavender if he's looking for a more homiopathic solution. Otherwise, immediate commitment to a mental health facility may be necessary.

Anyway, as expected, the only reasonable idea in the sea of live-action adaptations of anime was Kenichi Sonada's Gunsmith Cats. However, I would disagree on the casting and would instead concentrate on either a story right from the manga or a completely new one, instead of the OVA's plot.
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kazana144



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:49 pm Reply with quote
There actually was a Big Bird goes to China and he meets the Monkey King.
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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:55 pm Reply with quote
I'd love to live in the world of Honneamise or Twin Spica.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:58 pm Reply with quote
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I type this from a small studio apartment in Encino, my only reminder of the days before the apocalypse a singed DVD copy of Steel Angel Kurumi volume 2, a relic some would consider of serious value in these end days.
If it's SAK 2, that sounds pretty much like hell to me.
loka wrote:
Steel Angel Kurumi ? jeez that's bad ...future-man. take my pity. did you start injecting several desu per sentence, driving off any soul willing to converse with you?
Now now, the first Steel Angel Kurumi was tolerable, for the most part. The second, however, perfectly echoes the catchphrase of the main character: "This really sucks."

EDIT: Sometimes, keeping up with the latest fansubbed anime isn't just about being "in the know" and able to be in the thick of the forum discussions. For some mega-popular series, it's about avoiding spoilers that work their way into AMVs, image macros, signatures, avatars, Youtube randomness, and other things you're likely to be exposed to if you spend any amount of time in online fandom. Woe be unto any who wait for the show to finish airing, let alone the R1 release. The way some people talk, you'd think spoiler[Kamina's death] in Gurren Lagann had already attained "Rosebud" status. Same way with certain major events in School Days, Code Geass, and Death Note.


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Josh7289



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:59 pm Reply with quote
That response was amazing.

Stop stealing anime, ya' jackasses!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:01 am Reply with quote
Fallout 3 is pretty addictive eh. I think so too. Though I am no where near level 8. But I'm a gettin there. Wonders if Zac is evil karma, neutral karma, or good karma.

As far as time management, I consider myself a pretty busy guy. Still I try to watch at least two to three episodes a night if I can. If not, then I skip a day, oh well. Sometimes schedule out my hours so, that I feel I am on a strict anime regimen. Usually I can find myself with two and a half to three good hours of free time though so it's not bad. Hour of anime, hour of internet, hour of games, sleep, work, repeat. Though I can usually slip away at various parts of the day to get on the internet and goof off. But hey, there's worse regimen's to be on I suppose. Wink

Zalis116:
Yeah I thought the first one was pretty decent actually. Second one though, just insert your favorite expletive.
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konkonsn



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:04 am Reply with quote
AHAHAHAHA! The Anime Revelation nearly killed me. *claps* Putting those English courses to good use...
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darcerin



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:11 am Reply with quote
Zac, I laughed until I cried with that answer. I had to stop reading several times because I was laughing and crying so hard that the screen became a blur. That was brilliant! Thank you!
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Kimyo



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:20 am Reply with quote
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I would suggest fashioning a sandwich board sign with a potent message of impending doom, and standing in front of your local Suncoast so as to maximize the number of fans who will hear your important message.


Unfortunately, my local Suncoast closed last year. Crying or Very sad Rightstuf.com is my woman now! Very Happy

ps- I'd live in the world of Pokemon 'because it is a sweet wholesome place and I'd be Harley's girlfriend. Anime catgrin
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Tyrenol



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Greetings from the future, Panicky Chicken Little Anime Fan from 2007. I am speaking to you from 2008, and your prediction that the anime apocalypse is upon us... turned out to be a wise prediction indeed.

Greetings, Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come.

Allow me to introduce myself. For I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.
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