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Offline Kuma

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2006, 07:49:31 PM »
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Oh, and I was also bullied into getting Otaku no Video as well.  I wonder what that's like....


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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2006, 02:33:17 PM »
Just got Voices of a Distant Star for free. All thanks to student discount and a HMV gift card.  :)


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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2006, 06:31:15 PM »
I <3 Best Buy. All 26 episodes of Escaflowne for $33.99 (+tax= $36.84). I'm happy.
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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2006, 09:59:54 PM »
Well just recently I took advantage of Rightstuf's bountiful items sale and got 25 dvds for $100.  My 25 included Gungrave, Hellsing, X TV, Armitage, Tsukihime, and something else I can't remember...  This'll probably be it for me for awhile; I rarely buy anime anymore unless it's a crazy discount sale like this.  :)

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2006, 12:51:11 PM »
I did that too.  I got Last Exile, Tsukihime, Captain Herlock, a boatload of Lupin, and the Gungrave DVD I lost.

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2006, 05:43:31 PM »
Me too.

I got Master Keaton, Haibane Renmei, Niea Under 7, Legend of Black Heaven, Burn Up Scramble, and Popotan.  The last one was because I ran out of DVDs I wanted and didn't already have (I bought Gungrave like a week before the sale started).

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2006, 12:12:52 AM »
Bought this  and this .

Both were reasonably spontaneous purchases that didn't really cross my mind til I saw they were being released in full a few days ago.  I've always been a mild fan of Gunslinger Girl, just not to the extent that Tale is.  And I've only seen a couple of eps of Samurai Champloo on SBS, but it looked like a bit of fun, so I figured I'd throw some cash at it.

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2006, 11:54:22 AM »
I just bought volumes 4 and 5 of Hare+Guu.  Love that show so much.

I also bought the first volume for Noein.  I really, really enjoyed the episodes that I've seen, so I bought it on a whim.  Even though now I realize that, probably by the time I get back, they'll have put out a super-cheap collection of the entire series.

Oh well.  It has a pretty shiny cover.  So \o/.

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2006, 09:13:38 PM »
Most recent one was Voltron volume one, Blue lion collection, episodes 1-15.

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2007, 11:24:03 PM »
Within the last few weeks, I bought:

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition (Thin-Pack)
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (DVD Film)
3. Rumbling Hearts Box Set
4. Dragon Ball Z Season 3
5. Afro Samurai (Dir. Cut)
6. HanTsuki (Import DVD)

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2007, 02:20:11 AM »
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Within the last few weeks, I bought:

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Edition (Thin-Pack)
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (DVD Film)

[/b]You can't ever go wrong with Evangelion, though I wonder if I'd have enjoyed it as much if I wasn't friends with Tiffany Grant (Asuka).  Her work in the End of Eva movie is awesome, blowing away everything else she's done.

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[/b]3. Rumbling Hearts Box Set

[/b]God I hate that English title, though I suppose very few people could have really understood "Kimi ga Nozoumu Eien".  Shit, the fansub fans couldn't tolerate that name, simply calling it "Kiminozo".
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4. Dragon Ball Z Season 3

[/b]Not sayin' snot.
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5. Afro Samurai (Dir. Cut)

[/b]I have no real opinion of this one.  As far as western sponsored anime go, it wasn't shitty.  And yet, I dunno.  I'm pretty indifferent to the thing.
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6. HanTsuki (Import DVD)/j

Did that come subbed?

Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (Looking up at the half moon) was kind of a meh show to me.  It wasn't horrible, it just wasn't great.  I don't suppose in 6 episodes it really could tell a great story, but I was having some fun with the characters at least.
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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2007, 02:44:51 AM »
Yes, Evangelion has always been a huge favorite of mine.  I can't wait for the new Rebuild of Evangelion to be released.  Hopefully we'll get that here in the States soon.

You know Tiffany Grant? How so?  Honestly, I couldn't stand NGE in English ('specially Shinji), although Asuka wasn't that bad.

About Rumbling Hearts... Meh, I don't think the title is complete crap.  Although it sounds too much like a video game.  I personally think they should have kept "Kimi ga Nozoumu Eien," but ah well, I'll watch it subbed anyway.

Dragon  Ball Z Season 3:  What suburban American kid didn't watch it?  I was in middle school when DBZ was at its prime; it's a childhood favorite, so it can't go wrong there! *grins*

I thought Afro Samurai was surprising good for what it was.  It was animated in Japan, but produced here in the States.  If Sam Jackson was involved, I'm watching it.  It's that simple.  At a million bucks an episode, it was quite impressive.

I haven't recieved  Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora yet, I should get it within the next few days.  And yes, I believe it will come subbed.  I loved this little series.  It was short, cute, sad, and sweet.  I'm sucker to the whole hospital scene anyway, it always pulls me emotionally.

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2007, 10:47:58 PM »
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Yes, Evangelion has always been a huge favorite of mine. I can't wait for the new Rebuild of Evangelion to be released. Hopefully we'll get that here in the States soon.

I have no doubt in my mind it'll end up here sooner or later.

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You know Tiffany Grant? How so? Honestly, I couldn't stand NGE in English ('specially Shinji), although Asuka wasn't that bad.

I met Tiffany Lynn Grant on AOL, actually.  I was the sole defender of dubs back in a day and age where doing so made you a criminal amongst the anime community.  She appreciated my defense.   I was skeptical at first til I talked to her and met her at Baka-Con (now Sakura-Con) in Tukwila a few years back.  I was her "first" fan, not her #1 fan, but the first one she knew she had.  We've been friends ever since, though I admit I haven't talked to her in some time.

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About Rumbling Hearts... Meh, I don't think the title is complete crap. Although it sounds too much like a video game. I personally think they should have kept "Kimi ga Nozoumu Eien," but ah well, I'll watch it subbed anyway.

It sounds like a disease to me, though maybe I'm just overly skeptical of US Distribution companies naming anime.  I realize almost all the titles they pick are approved by the original people involved (Nymphet?, lol), but that doesn't stop them from being retarded titles.

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I haven't recieved Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora yet, I should get it within the next few days. And yes, I believe it will come subbed. I loved this little series. It was short, cute, sad, and sweet. I'm sucker to the whole hospital scene anyway, it always pulls me emotionally.

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Japan has a love fetish with hospital dramas too, and they're pretty formulaic.  I just didn't think it stood very well on it's own.  I'm good with drama, but melodrama (which is probably why I didn't like Rumbling Hearts) bugs me.
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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2007, 01:17:45 AM »
Eh, you see I don't mind melodramas.  I guess you have to be in the right mood for it, because I really enjoyed HanTsuki.  I guess it is all a matter of preference and desire.  

Yeah, I'm going to try and go to next years Sakura-Con.  I actually leave for Japan in early April, so I hope that doesn't conflict.  I know both dates are close together.

What is your favorite drama?

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Re: Most Recent Anime Purchase
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2007, 02:28:02 AM »
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What is your favorite drama?

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Shit.

Y'know, I've watched a ton of anime, and though they're pretty good at times at surprising you, making you laugh, shocking you, and giving you something to think about... drama aint one of their strong suits.

I think one of the better dramas came from a source that I wasn't expecting. The third Tenchi Movie is halfway decent in creating a dramatic story. Tenchi Muyo itself is about as effectively dramatic as Elmo, but that movie did some really really good things.

I thought Chobits was a good drama until the end, then I groaned. I know it's a comedy, but somewhere at the halfway point the comedy goes by the wayside and we get some very interesting stories of human nature.

Kanon (Kyoto Animation's version, 2006) is better then most. Air is pretty good too. Both of those are based on ero-games by Key. Though they're essentially porn games turned anime, they did a good job creating a unique blend of characters and, most importantly, character problems. Note, neither of these shows is porn at all, just the games they're based on.

Seirei no Moribito, though others here seem to be put off by it's slow as molasses pace, has done a good job of creating some good drama as of late.

Hastu Inu - Strange Kind of Woman. This one IS porn, so avoid if you aren't into that, but for some reason I totally dig the relationship between the two main characters. They've got a healthy sex life, but one of them has a hang up about the other person's preference of sex toys. Yeah, it's a stupid porn plot, but for a porn plot, I actually identified with it a bit.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is a pretty damn fine anime, period, but like the book it's based on (loosely), it has quite a bit of drama.

Tsukuyomi - Moonphase is fairly dramatic for what is, essentially, a fluff anime. Yeah, it's cute. Yeah, it's loli. Yeah, it's retarded at times. But it actually is a fairly decent dramatic show for a story about a boy and his loli vampire.

Ehh, that's just a taste. There's more, of course. FMP TSR is damned fine drama, but I've been harping on that too much lately as is. Variety is the pice of life and all that jazz.

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I can't believe I went through all this without mentioning Honey & Clover.  H&C, get it, love it.
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