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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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hamano
post #121  on November 1, 2005 - 3:15 PM PST  
NOTES after watching NOEIN 3. No spoilers, I promise!

I think someone will be very happy, because there's a very short flashback where we see Haruka and Yuu when they were 6 or 7, and Yuu was even cuter back then!!

Anyways...

I've been noticing the music used in the series. Very lushly orchestrated but I think it's designed to evoke certain other films and stuff. For example, when the BFR (Big F*ing Ring) appears, they usually play a very MOVIE sounding orchestral motif with a bit of Arabic flavor woven in, which reminds me a lot of the music from the STARGATE movie. (THAT music itself was a nod to music from the old biblical epics and films like Lawrence of Arabia, I think...) You see the BFR towering over the city in the night sky like a bigger version of the Star Gate. Hmmm.... And when there's a more light-hearted scene usually involving Haruka and her 2 best buddies, they play a theme that sounds kinda Elizabethan English... similar to some music they used in Utena, that Princessy Rosy sorta string ensemble music. The scenes where the smaller version of the BFR appears as a golden choker around Haruka's neck remind me of the scenes in Utena where the Prince's spirit magically enters Utena during the duel scenes...

For me this is all good, BTW. The story and characters are finally starting to become clearer. The music helps clarify my understanding of the purpose behind those scenes.

Oh, I discovered something truly weird, though. Remember I was complaining about Haruka's enormous eyes? Well, if you watch closely, Haruka's 12 so she's pretty flat chested, but in some scenes (like a battle scene) her eyes get smaller (ie. more "normal" in comparison to the other characters) but then her breasts get bigger! Then in a later scene (like back with her mother at home) her eyes get saucer-shaped and enormous again, but she's also flat chested again. It's a very slight difference, but noticeable and consistent. It doesn't really mean anything as far as I can tell at this point, but it's fascinating.
Ayato4me
post #122  on November 1, 2005 - 3:18 PM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 3:15 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oh, I discovered something truly weird, though. Remember I was complaining about Haruka's enormous eyes? Well, if you watch closely, Haruka's 12 so she's pretty flat chested, but in some scenes (like a battle scene) her eyes get smaller (ie. more "normal" in comparison to the other characters) but then her breasts get bigger! Then in a later scene (like back with her mother at home) her eyes get saucer-shaped and enormous again, but she's also flat chested again. It's a very slight difference, but noticeable and consistent. It doesn't really mean anything as far as I can tell at this point, but it's fascinating.
> ---------------------------------

No, it means you like looking at little girls boobies. Ew, gross!!!!!!!

(LOL)

hamano
post #123  on November 1, 2005 - 3:30 PM PST  
Hey, it just means I'm an invert, not a pervert... I'm fascinated by inverse relationships. Guess what that makes you!
^_^
Battie
post #124  on November 1, 2005 - 5:11 PM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 6:54 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On November 1, 2005 - 6:13 AM PST Ayato4me wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Ohhhh... Yuu-samaaaa.... You're only friggin' 12 years old but you are so hot I must have more episodes....
>
> That reminds me I have a new episode sitting around here somewhere I haven't watched yet...
> ^_^
>
> > Thanks for the great info, I'll be happily watching Noein tonite, heehee.
>
> Yeah, those softsubbed titles can be tricky. I've been watching foreign films... sometimes there are several versions of both the film and the subtitles floating around. If you don't match the right subs to the .avi files, you get titles out of synch or stopping before the film breaks (a lot of foreign films are divided up into two CD sized chunks). On top of that, sometimes the subtitle files aren't clearly labeled, and I end up with a Polish sub or something.
>
> > @DBooher- See, you just have to trust me more! And hammy, he raved about Gank as well. Seriously, I think I only managed to coerce one person (truffle) to watch Gank the season it came out and she loved it, but no one else trusts me!!!! Wah!!!!! *sobs*
>
> I don't think I got anyone else to watch Gank or Loveless either.... and probably no one will watch Mushi-shi now, considering my track record...
> ^_^
> ---------------------------------

I got Gank, Loveless...and now Mushishi. >:P
hamano
post #125  on November 1, 2005 - 5:27 PM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 5:11 PM PST Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I got Gank, Loveless...and now Mushishi. >:P
> ---------------------------------

Er... just so we're clear on this point, Bats, there's no yaoi or gayness in Mushi-shi.
^_^
hamano
post #126  on November 1, 2005 - 7:47 PM PST  
Just in, NOEIN ep. 4! No spoilers, I promise!

Not much in this episode for Yuu fans. He's still on a tight leash. (no leather collar with spikes, though, too bad)

A LOT in this episode for Moe/Loli fans! There's another rubber duckie sighting as Haruka takes yet ANOTHER bath! Then she and her bud Ai-chan have a cat-fight, a wet tank-top contest, then they hold hands for a looooong time, in that order! You can't see much on Haruka-chan, however, because her eyes are reaaaaaaally big in this episode.

Anyone else notice that the OP song is kind of a rip-off of the Yoko Kanno/ Maaya Sakamoto OP songs from after the Escaflowne period to the RahXephon period?

Also anyone else think it's funny how the bird ninja guys' mothership looks/feels a lot like the Nebuchadnezzar from The Matrix movies? The PILOT guy with the big frilly collar has buggy round red eyes like the Sentinel Robots.
Battie
post #127  on November 2, 2005 - 1:16 AM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 5:27 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On November 1, 2005 - 5:11 PM PST Battie wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I got Gank, Loveless...and now Mushishi. >:P
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Er... just so we're clear on this point, Bats, there's no yaoi or gayness in Mushi-shi.
> ^_^
> ---------------------------------

I know. >:|!
Ayato4me
post #128  on November 2, 2005 - 8:14 AM PST  
Well, thanks to you wonderful guys, I got to watch ep 2 of Noein last night! I plan to dl the Shinsen version whenever it finally comes out, since I was getting a little confused with all the inter-dimentional jargon, and wondering if the subber wasn't as well. He does profess in his "read me" that his Japanese sucks, not to mention he calls himself "Ass-subs" which doesn't exactly inspire confidence, lol. Anyway....

I'm still not sure what to make of this show. Is it s-CRY-ed in an artsy package? The hair styles of the bird guys, what's up with that? Generally, when an anime guy looks THAT *cool* it bodes ill for plot depth. I think there is a direct correlation between hair spikes and cheesy plot devices. On the other hand, the show appeals to my senses. In spite of all it's roughness-around-the-edges, it's pretty damnit! If anything, the roughness is part of it's prettiness. Just like with Samurai Champloo. Rarely have I found the creators to go to so much trouble to make a show "artsy" just to have some stupid plot. But then, I suppose there can be exceptions. From the end of ep 2, looks like we are gearing up for a show-down between Karas and the freaky snakey-looking guy. I'm not that into fighting anime, unless there's a lot of plot twists and maybe even some nice romance thrown in to round it out. We'll see...

And Yuu sure made some heck of a transformation in a mere 15 years. Geez.
hamano
post #129  on November 2, 2005 - 9:41 AM PST  
Oh, I forgot that Mr. Noein finally makes an appearance in Ep. 4.... There is a lot of jargon and they certainly make it a point to feed you little bits of the plot arcs and character backgrounds, so this show has a pretty high learning curve. So far there are at least 5 different factions or groups of characters whose lives seem to intersect.
A) The kids... Haruka, Yuu and friends
B) The 2 adult humans who drive around with some kind of sensor looking for disturbances in the temporal dimension intersections or whatever. They have no idea what's really going on, and although they keep running into Yuu and Haruka they don't make a connection between the phonomena they're studying and the kids... even though the kids tell them what they've seen they chalk that up to fertile imaginations.
C) The main squad of ninja guys, who are trying to find their comrade Karasu and also get their hands on the Torku of the Dragon (which is Haruka?)... whenever they appear they seem to be still connected to their mothership/dimension with these blue umbilical lines.
D) A rival squad of ninjas (?) with the crazy blond guy who can make 6 electrode thingies appear on his back. This blond guy is psychotic and looks like a typical Kazuki Akane crazy villain, slanty eyes, slit of a mouth, skinny body, long spidery limbs.
E) Mr. Noein

Apparently the ninja characters all have versions of themselves in our dimension... Yuu is our dimension's Karasu.

Then there's some local "who has a crush on whom" stuff going on among Haruka's friends... very cute!

They also make a point of contrasting Yuu's relationship with his mom to Haruka's relationship with HER mom.
hamano
post #130  on November 3, 2005 - 1:08 PM PST  
ARIA 05:

Oh, I'm in HEAVEN... ARIA goes to the beach, and gets all funky and Battle Athletes on us! Ara ara... Puii puii!

SHANA 05:

The plot thickens. This is a fun action "hero" show. Nice OP/ED music is growing on me, too.

Shana (=Suzuka) Taciturn and tough beauty with a chip on her shoulder...

Yuuji (=Akitsuki? NOT!) All round nice guy and mystes-about-town. Doesn't spend all his time worrying about how to get girls to like him, too.

Kazumi (=Honoka) The class cutie good girl who has a crush on Yuuji. Can you spell TRIANGLE?

Hayato (=Hattori) Knowing best friend who contrives to get Yuuji hooked up with the right girl...

My take on the rest of the show... Shana is strong, but she's not as powerful as she acts. She gets whupped by another FlameHaze... to be truly strong, she has to get rid of her attitude, and discover that to be truly powerful she has to use her strength not for herself, but to protect those who are dear to her. She's gotta learn to love, and protect. I'm betting that Yuuji, who is a lot like Suguru, actually, from Mahoromatic, will be the key to her realizing her full potential.
DBooher
post #131  on November 4, 2005 - 8:44 AM PST  
Has anyone seen Beck yet?

I just started watching it, and the opening alone blew me away.

And I have to say, the english dialogue is SO well done. Anime's I've seen before, the english always makes me laugh my ars off, but holy crap. The cussing and the slang, I was speechless about how accurate it was. The guy who plays Ruu-kun. Who is that voice actor who speaks Japanese and English so well???

Hamano-sensei, you should be a anime voice actor cuz you're Japanese and English are so good!! Well, your english writing anyway. ^_^
hamano
post #132  on November 4, 2005 - 10:14 AM PST  
> On November 4, 2005 - 8:44 AM PST DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Has anyone seen Beck yet?

Earth to DBoo, Earth to DBoo... the title of this thread is "NEW Fansubs!"

> I just started watching it, and the opening alone blew me away.

It's not a bad series, but I didn't like the whole story arc about where Lucille came from and who wants it and stuff. I thought they shoulda just kept it with the kids in Japan.

> And I have to say, the english dialogue is SO well done.

Are you on MARS? Or some other planet? The English dialogue actually got in the way of me enjoying the series.

> The cussing and the slang, I was speechless about how accurate it was.

I was speechless, too. I can't talk while I'm vomiting.... I guess if you had an anime about a busload of Japanese teens stuck in a Mexican prison the English dialogue would have been spot on...

> The guy who plays Ruu-kun. Who is that voice actor who speaks Japanese and English so well???

His English was the most recognizable as English. His sister's English was pretty awful.

> Hamano-sensei, you should be a anime voice actor cuz you're Japanese and English are so good!!

Actually when I was about your age, young lady, I "starred" in a English instructional video. I was a horrible actor but I spoke the best English... I was originally hired to rewrite the script and supervise the dialogue.... I still have a shirt they bought me as part of my "wardrobe"...
Ayato4me
post #133  on November 4, 2005 - 10:21 AM PST  
> On November 4, 2005 - 10:14 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Actually when I was about your age, young lady, I "starred" in a English instructional video. I was a horrible actor but I spoke the best English... I was originally hired to rewrite the script and supervise the dialogue.... I still have a shirt they bought me as part of my "wardrobe"...
>
> ---------------------------------

OMG, is that available somewhere? That would be hilarious!

DBooher
post #134  on November 4, 2005 - 12:23 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2005 - 10:14 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On November 4, 2005 - 8:44 AM PST DBooher wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Has anyone seen Beck yet?
>
> Earth to DBoo, Earth to DBoo... the title of this thread is "NEW Fansubs!"
>
> > I just started watching it, and the opening alone blew me away.
>
> It's not a bad series, but I didn't like the whole story arc about where Lucille came from and who wants it and stuff. I thought they shoulda just kept it with the kids in Japan.
>
> > And I have to say, the english dialogue is SO well done.
>
> Are you on MARS? Or some other planet? The English dialogue actually got in the way of me enjoying the series.
>
> > The cussing and the slang, I was speechless about how accurate it was.
>
> I was speechless, too. I can't talk while I'm vomiting.... I guess if you had an anime about a busload of Japanese teens stuck in a Mexican prison the English dialogue would have been spot on...
>
> > The guy who plays Ruu-kun. Who is that voice actor who speaks Japanese and English so well???
>
> His English was the most recognizable as English. His sister's English was pretty awful.
>
> > Hamano-sensei, you should be a anime voice actor cuz you're Japanese and English are so good!!
>
> Actually when I was about your age, young lady, I "starred" in a English instructional video. I was a horrible actor but I spoke the best English... I was originally hired to rewrite the script and supervise the dialogue.... I still have a shirt they bought me as part of my "wardrobe"...
>
> ---------------------------------


sensei ga hidoi.
Ayato4me
post #135  on November 4, 2005 - 2:12 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2005 - 12:23 PM PST DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> sensei ga hidoi.
>
> ---------------------------------


I hope that translates as, "Kiss my ass, Hammy!"

LOL.
hamano
post #136  on November 4, 2005 - 4:11 PM PST  
Hey, I was agreeing with her that Beck was pretty good... (other than the Engrish they spoke in it...)
^_^

The Shakugan no Shana site in Japan has a whole friggin' Encyclopedia section that explains what all the names and terms are. I wish they had something like that for NOEIN...
Catullus
post #137  on November 5, 2005 - 12:07 PM PST  
> On November 1, 2005 - 2:21 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On November 1, 2005 - 12:56 PM PST Yuu4me wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Better than CLAMP even, imo.
>
> Speaking of CLAMP, the Tsubasa anime recently came to an abrupt halt after 26 episodes... the gang had only gotten back enough of Sakura's feathers to adorn less than 10 little Indians, I think. Of course the manga continues... Makes you appreciate shows like Gankutsuou and Midori no Hibi all the more for having a definite and satisfying ending.
> ---------------------------------

speaking of informed... season 2 is coming after a 6 month break, guess that puts it at springtime or somewhere in there.
Im looking forward to it but have only watched the first 14 anyway. Whether the anime actaully has a real ending remains to be seen, guess it depends on how long they milk the manga :P
Shaky
post #138  on November 6, 2005 - 1:04 PM PST  
> On November 4, 2005 - 8:44 AM PST DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Has anyone seen Beck yet?
>
> I just started watching it, and the opening alone blew me away.
>
> And I have to say, the english dialogue is SO well done. Anime's I've seen before, the english always makes me laugh my ars off, but holy crap. The cussing and the slang, I was speechless about how accurate it was. The guy who plays Ruu-kun. Who is that voice actor who speaks Japanese and English so well???
> ---------------------------------

That's supposed to be a joke, right?

Or are you watching an English dub and didn't realize it?

Or is English not your native language, and you just don't hear the difference?

I laughed my ass off at the "English" in this series. I suppose it worked just fine for a Japanese audience, just as bad Japanese spoken by Chinese actors works just fine for American audiences. But as an American listening to people who were supposed to be speaking with American accents, it was almost enough to put me off the series.

And if I had known what kind of sucky ending they had in store, I wouldn't have wasted the bandwidth on it. "Pray gitara for us, Koyuki! Let's music!"
hamano
post #139  on November 6, 2005 - 2:39 PM PST  
Oh, Shaky, kick her when she's down, why don't you? Poor DBoo.


Karin Episode 1

This is a new gag comedy Gakuen-setting vampire series with kawaii/ecchi overtones. The main character, Karin, lives in a big Western style mansion with her family. They're all normal vampires and sleep through the day. She's a freak... she can withstand sunlight and so she goes to a regular Japanese high school. What's really freaky about her is that she "gives" blood (she takes some blood too, but not as much as she "gives")... so when she gets excited or something, she bleeds all over the place like she has ebola. So far there's nothing offensively bad about this show, and it's kinda cute. It's not as loli/moe as Tsukiyomi Moon Phase was. Not as bloody or over-the-top as Dokuro-chan.


Blood+

I've been thinking about Hagi's role in the series... he's the brooding quiet bishie type with the cello and one vampire hand. Right now I'm wondering if he's like Larva in the Vampire Princess Miyu series... I guess they'll have a future episode where they explain his past...


Mushi-shi

Looks like Ginko is a pediatric mushi-shi... so far all the folks he's helped are kids. He does help some adults in a snowbound village in Ep. 3, but the main "patient" is a kid. The complaint in the third episode is hearing loss, following blindness in Ep. 2. Will nose and throat be next?
Shaky
post #140  on November 6, 2005 - 6:03 PM PST  
> On November 6, 2005 - 2:39 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oh, Shaky, kick her when she's down, why don't you? Poor DBoo.
>

Sorry, I read her first message about the Engrish in Beck and replied before realizing that you had already kicked her.

An update on my viewing:

Paradise Kiss is growing on me. But that may be because they seem to be getting a handle on the obtrusive transitions and SD.

Mushi Shi is very interesting, but not frightening in the slightest. I'm looking forward to more of this show.

But I'm still convinced it's based on rods. Rods are supposed to be these mysterious creatures that can't be seen by the naked eye but sometimes show up in photographs. Believers have a variety of theories about them. Some believe that they are from another dimension. Some believe that they are intelligent. The fact that they can't be easily seen isn't usually explained by their speed, but by their supernatural nature. In fact, there are those who claim they CAN see them with their naked eye. Kind of like that mushi shi fellow.

I can see them with my naked eye. But that's because I recognize them as what they are: bugs. When fast moving bugs are captured in motion in photographs, their wings leave an undulating smear on the film, resulting in "rods." Mushi is the Japanese word for bug. If a real mushi were photographed in flight, it would look like a rod also. The resulting images look very similar to several of the mushi in Mushi Shi. When I first saw them in the show, I recognized some of them from rods websites I have seen.

Zettai Shounen also plays off this same idea, but it wasn't lifted as cleanly from the rod myths as Mushi Shi. The similarities in Mushi Shi to the rod websites are just too close to be coincidence.

Although it isn't brand new, I'm still enjoying the live action show Densha Otoko. It's probably the only show I've seen this year that I watch the opening credit sequence every single time. There's just something incredibly entertaining about the happy little rabbit girl riding on flying trains with not one, but TWO giant carrots sticking out of her ass, while attacking giant cabbages with carrot missiles to the tune of "Twilight" by Electric Light Orchestra. Do otaku really talk to their puppets of Keroro Gunsou when trying to make a big decision, de arimasu? Kitaaaaaaa!
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