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Weekly lame-ass anime report [Aug. 3rd, 2004|09:41 am]
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makaioh
[I'm all | yeah, just you try it.]

Man, I can't get out of this bad mood. I dunno what's up, it can't be related to yesterday's coffee fiasco, can it? I think I accidentally tipped my dry cleaner $5. And I did some other stuff that was probably stupid, but I was like, so wired I wasn't quite paying attention. And now I have less money. Point is? I'm grumpy. >(

ANYWAY, here's what I bought over the weekend that I can remember off the top of my head:

Noir - it's pretty good, but I'm not seeing the level of dark that I really like. Will I buy vol 2? Doubtful. If someone tells me there's a really fucked up ending, I might.

Gungrave - What the hell is up with this overused plot device in which episode 1 is current-day and then episodes 2 to whatever are all flashback? It's annoying. The art is pretty good, but the characters are slightly undeveloped and I can't see the story getting as ... hrm, what's the word I'm looking for... twisted? Depraved? Pulling the viewer down a black hole of despair from which there is no escape? Whatever I'm trying to describe, it ain't that. It's almost like a Berserk ripoff in modern times. Will I buy vol 2? Doubtful.

RahXephon - Oh I am such a sucker for demonic half-sentient robot-things! No, I don't expect it to be particularly dark a series, but ... I do so love those mechs. And I love the OP. I can't seem to acquire it, though, which makes me pouty. Will I buy vol 2? Yes, and vols 3-7 + movie probably. I didn't think I liked it this much the other day when I first watched it, but after watching it again last night, I'm all <3 teh M3CH2

Force-fed Kym some Eva over the weekend, which she still hates, but she did point out that Shinji = Roy. So we've got Edward Wong-Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV growing up to become Haruhara Haruko; Nandaba Naota growing up to become Arsène Lupin III; and now Ikari Shinji growing up to become Colonel Roy Mustang. Don't tell me it doesn't make sense, of course it doesn't make sense! FLCL has awesome mecha. Or whatever Atomsk and Canti are. It's cool. Too bad Gundam Wing had such a crappy ending. And vol 5 of SDG doesn't come out until like, Christmas or January or something. If the Armada dvds made sense I might buy those, but I want the Energon dvds, but only if they have dual-language. G-Gundam is cool, but kinda doofy, and there's way too many episodes for me to try and buy considering the doofiness. I suppose I really should check out SEED yo. But of all the Gundam series I've seen, GW was the best (this is excluding SDG, which is so different you can't really compare 'em).

I think all this Naruto and Hikago and Hagaren and stuff has left me with a severe mech deficiency. But I'm not going to stop reading/watching 'em. I'm gonna go smoke. I'm irritable.

I'm not insanedrop trou!

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From:jpegasus
Date:August 3rd, 2004 - 12:15 pm
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Ah I watched like...two episodes of Gungrave and found it extremely annoying. Maybe that's because the person I was with insisted on watching it in English, or maybe it's just that it Sucks. With a capital S. I did not care about the characters at all. And yes, the present day--flashback thing is annoying. Although that IS what FMA did. X3


*huggles you* Hope you cheer up. :)

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From:makaioh
Date:August 3rd, 2004 - 01:07 pm
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Yeah FMA sorta pissed me off at first cuz of the flashback thing, but they resolved it quickly. Gungrave has good art and good action, but it's just like Berserk but without any sympathetic characters. Plus I do so hate the flashback-for-8-episodes plot device. Unless the flashback starts in ep 1, like, 5 minutes into the show. Like, show a guy dying, and then dropping something to the floor, focus in on the item, and the pull back into a flashback to when that item was first introduced in the plot and follow it through the series to the climatic death scene. Focus on item. And then pull back to show some minor ubiquitous character who we thought meant nothing in the plot pick up the item as if he had been the mastermind behind the entire thing. Then he walks away laughing maniacally, then cue credits. Without even a montage to indicate how he could have done it! You'll have to go watch it over again to pick up the clues! Which are there, of course, and it all makes sense after you know the end.

Damn, that sounds like a good show I just made up.


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From:magnet_dance
Date:August 3rd, 2004 - 12:57 pm
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heey! Seeds a must watch!! i liked it better than GW... which i actually have seen very little of. & the only thing i liked about that was Wufei *.*

hmm.. hadn't watched alot of GunGrave, but it looked kinda nice. RahXephon seems really kickass too. need to watch it! & whats the name of the op song? i think i might have it

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From:makaioh
Date:August 3rd, 2004 - 01:11 pm
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Gungrave has nice art and action, but that's about it really. But Rahxephon,... it's really cool. The OP is called "Hemisphere", by Maaya something , I think. It's called Hemisphere, I know that for sure. It's great.

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From:saya_aensland
Date:August 3rd, 2004 - 02:42 pm
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Maaya Sakamoto. I have that song, 'tis purdy indeed.


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From:magnet_dance
Date:August 5th, 2004 - 01:46 am
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yep. i have Sakamoto Maya's Hemisphere. & some other RahXephon songs. but since i haven't watched the series so i don't know where they go ^^


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From:miss_arel
Date:August 3rd, 2004 - 10:55 pm
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RahXephon ROOOOOOOCKS! (And I have the opening. I can send it to you if you want, by AIM or email or whatever floats your boat.)

Shinji-->Roy? Hmm . . . I guess I can see that, if Shinji got a confidence trasnfusion . . . Although, for some reason in my imagination grownup Shinji looks more like Tucker than Mustang . . . let's say for the sake of comprimise that Mustang = Shinji in his 20s, Tucker is mor elike Shinji in his 30s.)

EWhPT4-->Haruhara Harukooooooh? I can so see that! Whee! And Canti is teh sexy robot. As are the RahXephon, EVA unit 01, and the Tachikoma.

Actually, the Tachikomas are just teh cute.

Actually, I suppose you can think of Alphonse as a teeny tiny mech . . . right?

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From:makaioh
Date:August 3rd, 2004 - 11:25 pm
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Wow, we have the same taste in mecha! Eva 01 has to be the sexiest mech evar XD
I ended up getting the Rahxephon OP by leaving a download running all day while I was at work -- I got home and was pleasantly surprised :D