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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:25:38 PM

Same with Stand Alone Complex. Same with Neon Genesis Evangelion.

See, I saw Two Thousand One as a kid. I guess I got started early and learned to think about movies outside the box.

Oh, and Higurashi...Higurashi is like this.

And then it's like this.

@Malk:

Sora No Woto is better than both of them anyway.

edited 14th Mar '11 8:26:24 PM by Charlatan

SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:27:40 PM

Malk: I am not an Otaku. Or anything close to one.

Charly: HIGH FIVE.

Though actually, Standalone Complex did confuse me, but I have the valid excuse of watching it muted at 5AM.

also: THEFT!

edited 14th Mar '11 8:29:02 PM by SpainSun

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KCK Can I KCK it? from In your closet
Can I KCK it?
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:28:41 PM

I just finished watching Cowboy Bebop...it was every bit as incredible as I thought it would be.

There's no justice in the world and there never was~
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:28:46 PM

Speaking of otaku has any one watched that America's Greatest Otaku Show? I saw half of one episode.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:29:33 PM

blackcat: Wussat?

KCK: I liked that show, but I liked the soundtrack a lot more. cool

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:30:56 PM

The guy who started Tokyo Pop selects six interns to go to all the anime cons in the US to find America's Greatest Otaku.[1]

edited 14th Mar '11 8:33:15 PM by blackcat

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:31:18 PM

Spain: Irrelevant. It's still blatantly and shameless pandering to ronery otakus.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:31:40 PM

I am watching like eight new anime shows right now. Some of them I'm not sure why I'm watching.

,%,..@@@,.%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
KCK Can I KCK it? from In your closet
Can I KCK it?
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:31:41 PM

@Spain Sun Oh, the soundtrack is just as awesome as the show.

There's no justice in the world and there never was~
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:32:07 PM

@blackcat: Everyone in Animu and Mango is scared of that show. [lol] It's hilarious.

edited 14th Mar '11 8:32:28 PM by Charlatan

SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:33:23 PM

Malk: You may be stereotyping.

Just a thought.

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blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:33:40 PM

Real boobs not jello boobs. That's what it is.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:38:17 PM

Charlie: I am curious about what GITS:SAC makes it underwhelming for you? What were you expecting out of curiosity?

I have enjoyed Cowboy Bebop, The Newere Hellsing Anima, Gasaraki, With Hunter Robin, The Last Exiles (Whoo Hoo Airships!), and number of other anime.

I was however dissapointed in the Berserk Anime especially after I got my hands on the manga.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:39:53 PM

Well, now I'm curious to what everyone is watching right now. For currently airing stuff: (Note, this is in order of favorite to least favorite)

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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:40:05 PM

@Tuefel: We're working with information technology, new forms of communication, and all sorts of sociological and technological innovations here on my campus. Suffice it to say Ghost In The Shell is a very quaint view of the future based on what I've learned.

Or in short, I have enjoying science fiction because of technology plodding forward.

Also, the Major the character designers had dubious fashion sense. tongue

edited 14th Mar '11 8:42:08 PM by Charlatan

Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:40:53 PM

It's not about stereotypes, Spain. It's about the intent of the show. It's blatantly clear that she's made to pander to the desires of otaku. I'm not saying everyone who watches Lucky Star is a creepy fucker with a Konata full-body pillow. I'm simply saying that it's made with that demographic in clear mind.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:42:26 PM

That is one characters out of four main ones though.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:42:52 PM

It failed to confuse me. On an allegorical level I guess it did, but the plot is pretty followable, if not exactly coherent.

I have not been confused about a plot in ages. Sure, I've been a bit baffled about the point of some of the more obtuse imagery, but in general I understand everything. A bit boring.

What's the frequency Kenneth?|In case of war.
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
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Mar 14th 2011 at 8:43:10 PM

*shrug*

I don't see it, but okay.

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:43:23 PM

Ah, Malkavian? This is a COB thread. The porch is not the place for arguing.

Malkavian What is this from madness
What is this
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:43:54 PM

Edit: Fine fine ye tight-asses. How about this?

Lupin III Red Vs. Blue is a load of wankery attempting at metafiction.

edited 14th Mar '11 8:45:10 PM by Malkavian

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:44:02 PM

I like cyber punk in general and enjoyed GITS:SAC. The thing that was most fascinating was the cyberization and all the things that come with it. Yeah motoko's fashion sense is very odd but hey she makes it work.

edited 14th Mar '11 9:05:12 PM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:45:07 PM

Okay, I understand why this annoys you but can you take it elsewhere? I don't really care about the intended audience. I watch it because sitcoms are funny, and dammit, I like bright colors okay?

Gawd.

Zyx: I consider it one of the best anime I've ever seen, actually. Even if the director was a massive dick.

edited 14th Mar '11 8:45:51 PM by SpainSun

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:46:11 PM

@Tuefel: Fair enough. (Also, you'd think personal firearms in Ghost in the Shell would be a bit more sophisticated than what they show.)

Nanoha for me occupies a rung somewhere between Guilty Pleasure and genuinely awesome.

And Outlaw Star...Oh God Outlaw Star. I like it more than Cowboy Bebop for some reason.

@Spain: Wait, the director of Lain is a dick?

edited 14th Mar '11 8:46:47 PM by Charlatan

Malkavian What is this from madness
What is this
Mar 14th 2011 at 8:46:42 PM

(points to title of thread)

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison

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