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New Fansubs!
Topic by: Battie
Posted: October 11, 2005 - 5:35 PM PDT
Last Reply: October 14, 2006 - 4:25 AM PDT

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author topic: New Fansubs!
Ayato4me
post #81  on October 25, 2005 - 6:01 PM PDT  
> On October 25, 2005 - 4:56 PM PDT Battie wrote:
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> Noein..well, if anyone subs it, I'll watch. >:P
> ---------------------------------

Shinsen-subs is doing it. They have ep 1 for download on their distro page. I'm not sure why it isn't listed on animesuki.
hamano
post #82  on October 25, 2005 - 6:23 PM PDT  
Hey, I never said that Noein is gonna definitely SUCK! I'm hoping it'll get better because it's from Kazuki Akane. And the premise of the show hasn't fully been established yet. Right now I don't know what to think. I guess the bird names are kinda cute, considering they're deadly cross-dimensional ninjas or something.

I'm up to Ep. 3 of Black Cat and I still think it's cute, but not as good as Solty Rei... Of the shows I like that I think of as Kids' Stuff I like Solty, Shana and Black Cat in that order.

And we don't KNOW that George is bi... that's just what he said about himself, so who really knows for sure? I guess dbooher does, since she read the manga. He has a great voice. Besides, I haven't seen much indication yet that the anime version is going to be that romantic... maybe except for that Cinderella dream in Ep. 2... I have a good angle on ParaKiss that makes the show work for me, so right now this is still the most fun new show. I wanna see more MushiShi, though.

I've watched the first episode of MushiShi 3 times and I'm sure I like it. My new synapses are very happy with this one.
hamano
post #83  on October 25, 2005 - 7:02 PM PDT  
> On October 25, 2005 - 6:01 PM PDT Ayato4me wrote:
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> Shinsen-subs is doing it. They have ep 1 for download on their distro page. I'm not sure why it isn't listed on animesuki.

Media Factory is one of the production companies. They're the ones who forced School Rumble and Gankutsuou off some of the fansub sites with the famous Cease and Desist letter. They couldn't stop the actual fansubbers, but AnimeSuki was one of the sites that stopped listing anything with "Media Factory" on it.
hamano
post #84  on October 25, 2005 - 7:07 PM PDT  
> On October 25, 2005 - 6:01 PM PDT Ayato4me wrote:
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> Shinsen-subs is doing it. They have ep 1 for download on their distro page.

That page is here.
Battie
post #85  on October 25, 2005 - 10:39 PM PDT  
Oh, c'mon, hamano. You're deluding yourself. Besides SAYING he was bi, George also had that "moment" with the hairdresser.

As for romance...the OP certainly suggests it, what with all the George/Caroline smoochiness.
hamano
post #86  on October 27, 2005 - 9:08 AM PDT  
Well, there's more stuff other than smoochiness in the OP sequence, so I don't know if that means anything... If you watch the OP sequence for something like Peach Girl you know it's gonna be about boys and girls and hooking up and looking pretty.

I saw Ep. 4 of Shakugan no Shana and it's definitely heading into moe/loli territory... Shana stripped nekkid then spent the night sleeping next to her favorite Torch in her tidy-whities. Her thick long black hair spared her from much embarrassment. I think I can make the case that Shana is a Suzuka-like character, while Kasumi is Honoka and Yuji is Akitsuki. Yep, it could be a triangle relationship that's building up here... I'm a bit stumped by this show, though, because the creators have given it an unnecessarily high learning curve with the "lingo" from the Shana world. She's a FlameHaze and Yuji is a Torch. They're fighting something called "Guze no Tomogara". Yuji is also a "Mistes". Shana is actually called "Enpatsu Shakugan no Uchite"... There are beings called Rinne and Kariudo (that's the easiest one, just means "hunter").... the necklace guy is named Alastor, but he's actually a "Tenjou no Gouka" or something. Whew. That's a lot of work to get to see a little girl in her skivvies holding a big samurai sword. Actually there seem to be a lot of "lingo"-heavy shows this season. Mushi-Shi, Hell Girl and some other shows rely on a lot of specialized or invented terminology...
Shaky
post #87  on October 27, 2005 - 9:43 AM PDT  
A few comments.

Frankenhair ain't got nothin' on Solty. What a stupid hairstyle. Otherwise I kinda like the show.

Mushi are obviously inspired by rods. I might have liked it if I didn't know about rods (and how to capture and photograph them myself). Now I'm afraid I won't be able to get past the association, and it'll be difficult to take it seriously at all. Was the show created by Art Bell?

Despite Hamano's "don't bother" recommendation, I kinda liked Capeta. It's a sports anime about a boy and his dad connecting through go-kart racing. There doesn't appear to be anything particularly unique or groundbreaking about it, but it looks like it might be fun entertainment that doesn't require much thought.
hamano
post #88  on October 27, 2005 - 11:08 AM PDT  
> On October 27, 2005 - 9:43 AM PDT Shaky wrote:
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> Frankenhair ain't got nothin' on Solty. What a stupid hairstyle. Otherwise I kinda like the show.

I like the way the parts that stick out sideways have a life of their own, sorta like Tenma-chan's pigtails from School Rumble. And that's a pretty shade of green.

> Mushi are obviously inspired by rods. I might have liked it if I didn't know about rods (and how to capture and photograph them myself).

I dunno about that... it seems to me Zettai Shounen started out with a stronger RODS angle to it. The mushi in Mushi-Shi take on much more complex and/or substantial forms (Grandma Renzu, the white cloaked figures, the "smoke" pet of Ginko's). Otherwise they remind me of primitive life forms that live in water, like medusae. I think they're more like rudimentary forms of youkai, or maybe forest sprites like the ones in Princess Mononoke. Remember the Kodama from that film, and the dragonfly-like bugs that flew linked together in chains? It's actually pretty hard for me to connect the mushi to RODS in my mind... I keep flashing back to the last time I was at the aquarium with my kids, staring at polyps,
nudibranch and
jellies.

As far as I know, there is only one form of RODS or skyfish and none of the mushi really looked like that. The ones that superficially resembled RODS looked much more like siphonophores or Horned Salp colonies to me. They also moved pretty slowly... My understanding of RODS are that they move almost too fast for the naked eye to make out. Of course RODS might be a kind of mushi... that would be funny, eh?

WARNING! MILD SPOILERAGE FOR CAPETA
> Despite Hamano's "don't bother" recommendation, I kinda liked Capeta.
> It's a sports anime about a boy and his dad connecting through go-kart racing.

It's a sweet enough show, and I might keep downloading it for the kids. But take "go-kart" out of your summary and replace it with "downhill street" and you get what? Initial D. They just swapped high school seniors with 4th graders. An important aspect of the second or third episode deals with finding a replacement engine for the kart dad put together, which was a significant Hachi-Roku plot arc in Second Stage. Capeta tries out the engine-less kart anyway, by pushing it up a winding road to the top of a hill on a rainy day and letting gravity take over. Guess what, he has a natural instinct for racing! He even gets the kart to "drift" around the corners, but there's one turn at the bottom he just can't get his head (and hands and feet and butt) around. But he keeps trying, of course, and finally conquers the last hairpin. All that's missing (other than the engine) is the pounding techno-hip-pop by MOVE.

hamano
post #89  on October 27, 2005 - 12:03 PM PDT  
Oh, speaking of sports anime, Fighting Beauty Woolong suddenly got better in Episode 4. Woolong goes to a female pro-wrestling gym to be a live-in trainee for a week or two before her first big professional match. So we get away from the stupid dojo-apartment-bath-house and its dumb residents (grandpa, the reporter, the apprentice with the Kansai accent, etc.) Instead we get a peek into the realities behind female pro-wrestling (you don't have to be the best wrestler to get to the top if you're pretty) and the script refrains from staging an all out fight scene, replaced with some quiet philosophical conversation about the dream of becoming good at something. This is much better than anything shown so far, almost a different show. If you just start watching the series with Episode 4, you might even think, "Hey, a good sports anime!" despite the lousy quality of the animation.
Shaky
post #90  on October 27, 2005 - 3:48 PM PDT  
Oh no.

School Rumble.

December 22.
hamano
post #91  on October 27, 2005 - 4:21 PM PDT  
Just in time for Xmas!
^_^
hamano
post #92  on October 29, 2005 - 9:09 PM PDT  
Just in case anyone was wondering, there are some RAWS up for a show called GARO. This is a live action hero show (like Ultraman and Power Rangers) but targeted at an "adult" audience... it's broadcast at 1:30 am and is being promoted as a "Hyper Midnight Action Drama" series. Promised are Hollywood quality stunts and swordplay, cutting edge VFX, and "Gothic Horror elements" providing genuine chills and thrills. But basically it's a guy in a rubber suit, created by the same people who brought us Zeiram, the live-action precursor to IRIA: Zeiram the Animation, fondly remembered by many American anime old timers.

It seems to be sorta like a live action equivalent of KARAS, but no matter how much I searched I couldn't find any buzz about this show or even stills or videoclips or commercials even.

But I guess this means that the generation of boys who grew up watching the original Power Rangers is all growed up now.
hamano
post #93  on October 29, 2005 - 10:26 PM PDT  
The second episode of Mushi-Shi popped up today and I watched it right away. Another excellent episode...

It's been a really long time since I've run into an anime show that can so quietly but effectively evoke an atmosphere that feels REAL. Right now I can think of a few Studio Ghibli films, Jin-roh, Kenshin Trust&Betrayal and very few others that are equally successful. I thought it would be next to impossible in the horror/youkai genre... the Vampire Princess Miyu OVAs came close, but Mushi-Shi is the real thing. I watched episode 2 late at night by myself, and a few scenes managed to creep me out for real.

This show stands out in sharp contrast to Jigokushoujo (Hellgirl). To me Hellgirl is mostly set design... the drawings of Hellgirl and her River Styx world are marvelously and beautifully realized, but it's the same each time. The entire show follows pretty much the same pattern each week. Someone is wronged, suffers greatly, makes a desperate plea to Hell, and Hellgirl obliges the victim by flushing his/her tormentor to hell. A bunch of standard horror images are thrown in, skeletons, disembodied body parts, etc etc, but really nothing in the show is actually scary. And the preceding portion where the victim is tormented is pretty mundanely plotted with stock good and bad characters.

Mushi-Shi is similar in that the episodes are each a self-contained supernatural story, where the titular character comes to the aid of someone, then moves on after accomplishing the task (to aid someone else the following week). But Mushi-shi is nothing like Hellgirl. There's an intimacy to what happens in Mushi-shi that really draws the viewer into its world. So far the two episodes both occur in isolated settings, confined pretty much to one household and their house/property. The characters don't run all over the place like they do in Hellgirl. As if that wasn't confined enough, key scenes in Mushi-shi take place at night or in darkness. Mushi-shi does darkness really well.

And in the climactic scene, the second episode of Mushi-Shi managed to almost shock even a jaded person such as yours truly.

Generally the music and artwork for Mushi-shi are top notch and match the tone of the show perfectly. The laconic and easy going characterization for Ginko works well... he and the boy character in each of the two episodes somehow manage to inject some humor into the stories. Yes... Mushi-shi manages to mesmerize me with its beauty, genuinely creep me out and scare me, make me laugh once or twice, surprise me, all in less than half an hour. And also provide a satisfying happy ending. OK, it doesn't really pull at your heartstrings... the stories are pretty drily told. But it's the only weekly anime show this season that really takes me somewhere else for half an hour, then bang! drops me back in the real world when it's over. Monster and Gankustsuou did it for me before, but Mushi-shi does it so quietly without any dramatic histrionics... what a good show...

Oh, and I think Shaky was just teasing me with that "obviously inspired by RODS" comment... RODS don't interact with people, but the Mushi most definitely DO!
DBooher
post #94  on October 30, 2005 - 3:23 PM PST  
> On October 12, 2005 - 1:43 PM PDT EmpressStephanie wrote:
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> I'm looking forward to Paradise Kiss which is supposed to be coming out this month.
>
> *dies*
> ---------------------------------

Why is everyone hating on this series???
I think it's coming along soooooo well and I'm pacing waiting for three! And Glask Mask too, I'm sucked into this one, gosh mammit.


on a side note:

SENSEI!!!!

*runs up and tackles Hamano to the ground and offers him a cookie*
hamano
post #95  on October 30, 2005 - 5:11 PM PST  
> On October 30, 2005 - 3:23 PM PST DBooher wrote:
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> SENSEI!!!!
>
> *runs up and tackles Hamano to the ground and offers him a cookie*

Um.. thanks DBoo, but sorry, I've disabled cookies on my browser...

> > I'm looking forward to Paradise Kiss which is supposed to be coming out this month.
> Why is everyone hating on this series???

Yeah, why is that? OK, ep 3 made it look like it's just going to be a triangle romance between Hiro-kun and Caroline and George, but there's nothing wrong with that!

The new Glass Mask is up to Ep. 29 in RAWS, and at this point the story has gone way past the 1985 version. The whole drama queen stuff is fairly predictable and mundane, but it's good twisted shoujo fun. I don't know why the fansubs are so slow in coming.
Battie
post #96  on October 30, 2005 - 6:47 PM PST  
> On October 30, 2005 - 5:11 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On October 30, 2005 - 3:23 PM PST DBooher wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > SENSEI!!!!
> >
> > *runs up and tackles Hamano to the ground and offers him a cookie*
>
> Um.. thanks DBoo, but sorry, I've disabled cookies on my browser...
>
> > > I'm looking forward to Paradise Kiss which is supposed to be coming out this month.
> > Why is everyone hating on this series???
>
> Yeah, why is that? OK, ep 3 made it look like it's just going to be a triangle romance between Hiro-kun and Caroline and George, but there's nothing wrong with that!
>
> The new Glass Mask is up to Ep. 29 in RAWS, and at this point the story has gone way past the 1985 version. The whole drama queen stuff is fairly predictable and mundane, but it's good twisted shoujo fun. I don't know why the fansubs are so slow in coming.
> ---------------------------------

LOLOLOL! Ahhhh, that is so funny, hamano!

I agree with DBooher..I want ep 3 so bad right now. I'm tempted to grab the raw..
Catullus
post #97  on October 30, 2005 - 10:37 PM PST  
> On October 30, 2005 - 3:23 PM PST DBooher wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Why is everyone hating on this series???
> ---------------------------------

Character Design, her haircut for starters, the guy with the safety pins in his face (thats one of the stupidest things you can do for looking cool imo) the giant freakish chick with the flower on her eye (that has to be a man dressed like a girl) the loli-pink haired girl who rips off Azusa from Ranma by stupidly naming things... Caroline x_X

Then there is the Yaoi Fangirl angle... what yaoi fangirl wouldn't dream of an anime where a girl gets with a hot bishi guy who happens to be bi? This is the dream series for a yaoi fangirl. I happen to be a straight male... ya while Harem anime appeals to me by design this appeals to yaoi fangirl by design.

I can however compliment the animation quality (besides the super deformity and character design) and the opening song but lets face it, I dress like a bum in real life, I dont care one Iota about fashion, which from that one ep seems to be just a strange homage to one of the best fetish websites on the planet 18+ please even tho theres no nudity Yes the fashion harkens back to the 17th/18th century (judging by the dress at the end of ep 1) how completely original *eyes rolling*

Thats pretty much in a nutshell why I dont like the show... as for hating on it, not really I realize that one mans trash is another's treasure... I think that is the case here.

PASSU
Ayato4me
post #98  on October 31, 2005 - 3:09 PM PST  
Hey, does anyone here know anything about "soft subs"? Can I load these things into a video player and if so, how?
Battie
post #99  on October 31, 2005 - 3:52 PM PST  
> On October 31, 2005 - 3:09 PM PST Ayato4me wrote:
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> Hey, does anyone here know anything about "soft subs"? Can I load these things into a video player and if so, how?
> ---------------------------------

Google K-Lite Codec Pack. It'll have everything anyone could need, and replaces some stuff you already have. It will also PLAY anything correctly.

But softsubs, if I'm not mistaken, usually need VobSub to work.
hamano
post #100  on October 31, 2005 - 6:30 PM PST  
> On October 31, 2005 - 3:09 PM PST Ayato4me wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hey, does anyone here know anything about "soft subs"? Can I load these things into a video player and if so, how?
> ---------------------------------

Now you're going to be embarrassed because a Mac guy is gonna give you advice... apparently you windoze people should download Core Media Player or BSPlayer... both come in free versions.

Mac programs like mplayer and VLC pretty much play softsubs automatically... We don't have to plow through sites like these...
^_^
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