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What are you watching?
Topic by: sinisterguffaw
Posted: July 30, 2004 - 2:52 PM PDT
Last Reply: January 13, 2005 - 3:42 PM PST

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author topic: What are you watching?
AFleming
post #21  on July 31, 2004 - 5:31 PM PDT  
So, Cat, what is Kimagure Orange Road all about anyway. (I noticed it was on your favorites.) I keep hearing mention of it, but when I looked it up, it seemed like a typical romance anime. Is it fanservice? Great story/plot? What? Should I be checking this one out, or is it more a "guy thing"?
IronS
post #22  on July 31, 2004 - 5:45 PM PDT  
I watched the first disk of KOR with my boyfriend. He didn't like it, but that was due to its lack of dubbing (he absolutely hates reading subtitles). I thought it was okay.
Catullus
post #23  on July 31, 2004 - 5:48 PM PDT  
its not really a guy or girl thing

its basically a story about a family with ESP powers who move to a new town because of trouble in the last school.

So anyway the main character Kasuga Kyosuke meets this interesting but myserious girl while counting steps up a huge hill, he decides that he really likes it here, so anyway he keeps thinking about this girl Madoaka and then he gets to school and finds out that she is this Delinquent (bad student/trouble maker etc) but her younger friend Hikaru (really happy go lucky) gets a huge crush on Kasuga (through creative unintentional use of his power(he thought no one was watching)

so its a love triangle romantic comedy with some over the top moments, but its very well done. At the very least you should give Vol 1 a rental, you will either get hooked or you will just think its alright, but 1 vol is really in this case enough to tell.

Its an anime for everyone I think at least (maybe not people who just like straight out fanservice or violent action anime, but pretty much anyone can enjoy KOR.
Catullus
post #24  on July 31, 2004 - 5:52 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2004 - 5:45 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I watched the first disk of KOR with my boyfriend. He didn't like it, but that was due to its lack of dubbing (he absolutely hates reading subtitles). I thought it was okay.
> ---------------------------------

your boyfriend shouldn't watch any foreign movies then, dubs in my opinion significantly impact the way the you experience/perceive the movie/characters in my opinion. and not for the better.

I dont really understand why people hate subtitles? laziness? poor reading comprehension? what?
IronS
post #25  on July 31, 2004 - 6:00 PM PDT  
> I dont really understand why people hate subtitles? laziness? poor reading comprehension? what?
>

Let's not start that again, please. There have been plenty of threads devoted to the sub vs. dub discussion.

My boyfriend would watch live-action foreign films subbed, but he has a metal block or whatever when it comes to anime (he loved "The Triplets of Belleville" though).
llibby
post #26  on July 31, 2004 - 6:43 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2004 - 5:10 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 31, 2004 - 4:40 PM PDT llibby wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > wow. lots of things i want to check out. good thing i guess i get my new computer tommorow. though now i am starting to wonder if i should have gone for a bigger hard drive.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> installing hard drives isn't that hard, anyone can do it with a little guidance, if you need help let me know.
>
> another good alternative is making your own external harddrive
>
> basically you take an external hard drive case, put in an internal hard drive in it and then connect it to your computer via usb, turn it on and format :P and you are good to go.
> ---------------------------------


thank you!! or rather, arigato!
fortunately my best friend is setting me up with my brand spanking new computer (i think he said it has a 200 gig hard drive). but he also loading a bunch of lovely music from his collection (20+ gigs of tom waits boots, woohoo!!) onto it so i have no idea what the space is at now. it is great that i have another contact who knows anything 'bout technology because i do not. extra plus you seem to know your anime. you don't know anything bout dvd burners do ya?
Catullus
post #27  on July 31, 2004 - 6:48 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2004 - 6:43 PM PDT llibby wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 31, 2004 - 5:10 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On July 31, 2004 - 4:40 PM PDT llibby wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > wow. lots of things i want to check out. good thing i guess i get my new computer tommorow. though now i am starting to wonder if i should have gone for a bigger hard drive.
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > installing hard drives isn't that hard, anyone can do it with a little guidance, if you need help let me know.
> >
> > another good alternative is making your own external harddrive
> >
> > basically you take an external hard drive case, put in an internal hard drive in it and then connect it to your computer via usb, turn it on and format :P and you are good to go.
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> thank you!! or rather, arigato!
> fortunately my best friend is setting me up with my brand spanking new computer (i think he said it has a 200 gig hard drive). but he also loading a bunch of lovely music from his collection (20+ gigs of tom waits boots, woohoo!!) onto it so i have no idea what the space is at now. it is great that i have another contact who knows anything 'bout technology because i do not. extra plus you seem to know your anime. you don't know anything bout dvd burners do ya?
> ---------------------------------

actually I know a lot about dvd burners, computer stuff in general have any questions make a topic in the hardware forum or pm me.
llibby
post #28  on July 31, 2004 - 6:48 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2004 - 6:43 PM PDT llibby wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 31, 2004 - 5:10 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On July 31, 2004 - 4:40 PM PDT llibby wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > wow. lots of things i want to check out. good thing i guess i get my new computer tommorow. though now i am starting to wonder if i should have gone for a bigger hard drive.
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > installing hard drives isn't that hard, anyone can do it with a little guidance, if you need help let me know.
> >
> > another good alternative is making your own external harddrive
> >
> > basically you take an external hard drive case, put in an internal hard drive in it and then connect it to your computer via usb, turn it on and format :P and you are good to go.
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> thank you!! or rather, arigato!
> fortunately my best friend is setting me up with my brand spanking new computer (i think he said it has a 200 gig hard drive). but he also loading a bunch of lovely music from his collection (20+ gigs of tom waits boots, woohoo!!) onto it so i have no idea what the space is at now. it is great that i have another contact who knows anything 'bout technology because i do not. extra plus you seem to know your anime. you don't know anything bout dvd burners do ya?
> ---------------------------------

clarification>>> 20+ gigs of tom waits boots, plus who knows how many other music files. somehow i think i could not live long enough to truely appreciate everything in his vast musical collection. and working at a music store i know people who have even larger collections(the assistant manager has somewhere around two thousand cds) i am constantly in awe of this. sorry bout the super off topicness.....
Catullus
post #29  on July 31, 2004 - 6:54 PM PDT  
Thats a lot of music, my whole mp3 collection is just under 40 gigs
sinisterguffaw
post #30  on August 1, 2004 - 8:28 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2004 - 6:47 AM PDT AFleming wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> SinnyG, you should check out Ebichu as sugggested elsewhere in this thread. Very, very ecchi, but very funny.
>

Yeah, that's some bizarre stuff. It's right up my alley! It's like the writers from Sex in the City wrote an episode of Hamtaro intended to air on the Spice channel or something.
sinisterguffaw
post #31  on August 1, 2004 - 8:33 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2004 - 3:18 AM PDT wldncrzy14 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Shows I couldn't finish:
> Melody of Oblivion-Just seemed too weird to me, plus the video quality of the fansub I saw was horrible.
> ---------------------------------

If I may suggest sticking with it. I've really enjoyed it so far. RiceBox did a really good job with their fansubbing if you're willing to try again. The first two episodes were a little slow, but then it just jumps right into some interesting storylines.
BaronOfHell
post #32  on August 19, 2004 - 12:36 AM PDT  
Inuyasha
love hina
justice league
full metal alchemist
gunslinger girl
cowboy bebop
live action salor moon (salor moon is kind of big)
chobits
hellsing
Aqua Teen Hunger Force

I usually pick up new things to watch through Newtype mag. If I can rent it I will. If I can't I download it. If it later goes to video I usually rent again just to watch on my TV instead of the computer screen. Besides there are some piss poor fansub but they are better than nothing. Next I'm going to check out some show about a girl that becoms some guys right hand and some show about a girl with super powers that somehow creates a younger version of herself named Christmas. hmmm actually these might not even be out yet in Japan.

Catullus
post #33  on August 19, 2004 - 10:09 AM PDT  
> On August 19, 2004 - 12:36 AM PDT BaronOfHell wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> I usually pick up new things to watch through Newtype mag. If I can rent it I will. If I can't I download it. If it later goes to video I usually rent again just to watch on my TV instead of the computer screen. Besides there are some piss poor fansub but they are better than nothing. Next I'm going to check out some show about a girl that becoms some guys right hand and some show about a girl with super powers that somehow creates a younger version of herself named Christmas. hmmm actually these might not even be out yet in Japan.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Right Hand Girl is Midori No Hibi, its already finished airing in Japan.

The girl with Superpowers is Kurau Phantom Memory and its still airing in Japan.


I think you will like both shows, I think Kurau is very good.

Catullus
post #34  on August 19, 2004 - 10:58 AM PDT  
> On July 30, 2004 - 9:55 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> In some other thread Hamano suggested Oruchuban Ebichu, so I downloaded it. WTF? That was great, but not for the easily offended. It's definitely adult in nature and really quite cruel, but I laughed my ass off.
> ---------------------------------

My current wallpaper is Ebichu, its great if anyone wants it
Kari2742
post #35  on August 19, 2004 - 5:26 PM PDT  
I'm watching Aishieteru Baby ...its soooo cute!!!
ITs released by A.F.K. fansubs and also animeone

Also rented Getbackers and Gundam seed and Ranma so I'm watching those. The new Gundam looks great!
Kari2742
post #36  on August 19, 2004 - 5:28 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2004 - 5:45 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I watched the first disk of KOR with my boyfriend. He didn't like it, but that was due to its lack of dubbing (he absolutely hates reading subtitles). I thought it was okay.
> ---------------------------------

I kind of like Boys over Flowers more. I think they are in the same category...shoujo romance?

sinisterguffaw
post #37  on August 20, 2004 - 10:22 AM PDT  
> On August 19, 2004 - 5:26 PM PDT Kari2742 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm watching Aishieteru Baby ...its soooo cute!!!
> ITs released by A.F.K. fansubs and also animeone

Ah, I've got I think 15 episodes of that downloaded. I've only watched the first one because it's so sweet I have to brush my teeth after watching. And toothpaste isn't cheap these days!

Okay, toothpaste is still pretty cheap. My computer broke down is all.

I've also been watching that Hanayouko Maid Tai (I'm SURE I screwed up the spelling there). It's fun for some cheap fan-service laughs.
JBellows
post #38  on August 20, 2004 - 6:05 PM PDT  
I only download porn. Censored porn. I don't believe in d/ling anything fansubbed.
hamano
post #39  on September 17, 2004 - 9:19 AM PDT  
Current fansub recommendations:

Monster **** (out of 5)
Good adult crime drama.
Pros: Generally great voice acting. Same creator as Master Keaton. Nice pacing. Nina is a babe. I love the OP and ED animation and music.
Cons: Premise is a bit far-fetched and melodramatic... I hope the ending is believable, but I'm getting a bit anxious... Silly plot elements, if you've read Les Miserables or seen The Fugitive or The Invaders...

Otogizoushi***
Heian Period adventure; it would look familiar if you've seen Kaidohmaru, Onmyojii, or the flashback bits of Hikaru No Go.
Pros: Beautiful art. Abe-no-Seimei appears yet again, but is very mysterious and interesting in this version.
Cons: Characters are not that well developed and seem stereotypical despite being beautifully drawn. The story plods along like a slow RPG video game.

Samurai Champloo ****
Anachronistic Edo period samurai adventure with lots of swordfighting and comedy. Reminds you of Cowboy Bebop a lot.
Pros: Animation is great. Design is beautiful. The OP and ED sequences are nicely done... The OP rap is kinda lame at first, but it grows on you. The sense of humor in the script is nice. Anachronisms are not annoying. Fight scenes are well done and exciting. Did I mention this show LOOKS really really great? Also, Ayako Kawasumi as the voice of Fuu.
Cons: Big problem is that it's kinda improbable that the 3 characters would travel together and be friends in the first place. So the way they're teamed up in the first episode seems sorta forced, and for every following episode you think, why are these 3 still together? Also the episodes are uneven. Some are really fun, some are just so-so. Good thing Fuu is so cute.

MahouShoujotai Arusu *****
A human girl who likes magic and witchcraft gets transported to a real witch world. She's spunky and irreverent, but she has courage and a heart of gold. So it's like Super GALs crossed with Kiki's Delivery Service crossed with Ojamajo DoReMi...
Pros: WOW, the art and designs are amazing! The voice acting is really good. The story is interesting. Script is funny and fast paced.
Cons: Episodes only 10 minutes long.... makes it hard to do good character development. Might not appeal to you if you're not into fantasy/fairy tales/children's books.
Catullus
post #40  on September 17, 2004 - 2:18 PM PDT  
Samurai Champloo is not as good as you would make it out to be and I can't believe you like the opening rap... its HORRIBLE.

Oh and its licensed too, you bad licensed fansub downloader!

i sound like a hypocrite, but its a good thing that im joking, except about the rap, id rather go deaf than listen to it.
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