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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:35 am

Though after writing that, the "Unpopular" heroine above in her mind calls her classmates "bichi-kodomo" in a hilarious sequence as she stews in her mind next to classmate chirping about wearing swimsuits at the beach--"Doesn't that one show too much skin?" "It's all about showing skin!" "Ha!":

Tch, those bitches. As soon as it starts getting warmer out, they start oozing pheromones. What are you, cicadas? Will you die in seven days? *Notices She Can See the Outlines in their Shirts* Their underwear . . . their bras are showing . . . No, they're letting them show on purpose. Am I just lame for wearing a tank top? And all my panties are the kind Mom gets at the supermarket . . . in two-packs for 980 yen [Roughly $10.00.--Ed.] . . . I might just be wearing the lamest panties in the whole class.


Her mind then wanders into an imaginary video game as she concludes if she just had better panties the same girls would confront her in jealous battle: "However, let me tell you one thing. My panties cost 5,300 yen."

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby corplinx » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:57 am

The current season has been wholly disappointing where the top two japanimations have been light novel adaptions. DragonBall Super was probably sadly the best thing on.

But spring is almost here!
http://anichart.net/spring-2017

Berserk is Back!!! FUCK YEAH.

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Attack On Titan is back as well. I don't watch it but it's a very popular series that I have no doubt will be the most viewed.

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I prefer the Japanamanga original ::dons monocle::

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:09 am

If you have read the manga then you will greatly enjoy the anime adaptation. So far, very faithful, well cast with regards to voice actors. Fuck the 'murican dubs, those are for fags and the French.

Deadman Wonderland: very good, however, they have not completed the story. Imagine if AoT ended where it did and . . . there was . . . going to be no more. There are rumors of completing the series . . . later this year, but that meant fans waited some 17 days . . . 17 DAYS six years. So you might want to wait on that or read the manga.

WataMote: hilarious series. The following scene is one of the most tender I have seen in some time, nicely done:

Our Poor Unpopular Girl spends a lot of time playing games which includes as I described games where you play "the girl" and you are suppose to get "the guy" with various levels of eroge though not pure hentai. [What?--Ed.] Basically, role play with suggestions without actual porn!

One day, escaping her fear of being around people, she ducks into a bookstore that has games. She decides to try a male game--even though she is not into it, she figures "why not." It is a hilarious "Male Butlers" and though you do not see any "action" when she plays it you hear all of the puns, "I need you to help me raise my pole," et cetera.

She gets a ticket for a purchase which results in a raffle chance --> PRIZE! Her prize?

"A personal massager"

Yup.

Bored, she puts on the game, which she finds boring but the audio is hilarious, "I think I need to polish the tip," and she starts using the "personal massager" . . . on her neck. "This feels great! I'm so relaxed!" as she starts to nod off.

Enter Dad returning from work with cake. "Where Tomoko?" "Oh, I think she's in her room." Dad goes to get her.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZKkMLCoH4

Hard to be a Dad of teenage daughters. . . .

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:01 am

"What sort of lame back-story is that?"

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:46 am

Deadman Wonderland: There is perhaps a good reason the anime ended and has not continued. The manga, after starting out as a "really interesting idea" turned into a very poor imitation of Elfen Lied. It gets a Mens on Films Manga "Run Along Fish Back to the Sea!"

Attack on Titan Season 2: :hyper:



What?




You do not want to know that Eren fucks Danny to use her dragons against the Titans? I mean, you saw that coming right! I mean, Hanji is so clearly Jaquen.




Based on the opening credits the series is taking SUPER leaps. Not necessarily a "bad thing." Basically, the manga is in the final book--nine--of GoT and the anime we are all wondering how Ned Stark will break out of prison in King's Landing. It is that far ahead. Granted, some of the monthly issues spend about a few minutes of time in an event which, obviously, the anime does not have to do. I expect they may cut out some crap which, while "in'restin'" is as cutable as Not J. R. R. Tolkien orgasming over a description of a dinner yet again.

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby corplinx » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:43 am

I couldn't stomach (lol) Eren's character in the Season1 adaption. I tried the opening episode of Season2 which is the introduction of The Beast. A good episode. I got to see the bizarre motion animation of titans for the first time (which is a nice thing you can't really show in manga).

Even knowing what would happen next during the Interrogation scene, it was a pleasant watch.

Now I've got the two new Berserk episodes to watch.

I'll be checking in a few weeks to see which of the many new shows have staying power before giving them a chance.

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:03 am

Avoiding t3h sp01l4g3 I think they are going to cut out a lot of crap. Okay, maybe not "crap" per se but

The whole story with Levi's uncle and all of that really did not work for me. Yeah . . . yeah . . . it had the Nearly Anyone Can Die Horribly at Any Time element to it, but that was it. There was no "point" to him other than to make saving Eren from Crista Must Eat Him more difficult.

I write "Nearly Anyone Can" because one of the odd complaints about the manga is "Plot Armor." Sure, we see a lot of Fan Favorites Die early, but like Game of Thrones the Really Important and Sometimes Stupid never die. Imagine if Eren actually did die. I should not complain. Apparently, Sasha's death particularly horrific; the author was persuaded to spare her based on the crying of his editor.


As you say, seeing the Titans animated is quite excellent. I did not mind Eren in the anime for, just like in the manga, he is introduced as the Typical Male Harem Lead but never becomes that--fortunately. He also never becomes "strong." Even as a Titan he is not invincible.

Interrogation scene was excellent but then it is Hanji and her voice actress 声優 is fantastic.

I think they handled the introduction of The Beast as chillingly as it was in the Japanese Original manga. Since you have read the manga you understand how revealing the opening credits are.






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Postby corplinx » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:26 pm

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Season1 of Berkserk was good old fashioned Inquisition themed fiction.

It was a good arc to pick to launch the show. It was highly imperfect much like the manga itself. After a few episodes the animators seemed to get their groove though.

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Postby Doctor X » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:42 am

Well, it is 1997 and, frankly, I cannot see what all the fuss about sports is. I suppose I should be more open-minded and less pessimistic. Maybe this Pete Carroll guy will win the Patriots a championship.




Oh yeah, watching this new anime Berserk.


Which is totally Not Gay™

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:56 am

"I'm so pumped up!" I think Pete Carroll is going to take the Patriots places with the bestest QB we have ever had!

Drew Bledsoe!

:hyper:

corplinx wrote:It was a good arc to pick to launch the show. It was highly imperfect much like the manga itself. After a few episodes the animators seemed to get their groove though.


Looking at the Japanese Original manga I can see the first and second point. It is sort of "fun" to watch the anime knowing the first few issues of the manga. Like waiting for Verbal Kindt to reveal himself. I think the anime dudes knew they could not follow the manga strictly because they would never get anywhere. Not a bad choice when you have limited space. Sure, it misses some key elements--like why it is called "Berserk" in the first place.

One quibble is the anime did not explain why Guts is the way he is. It is clear in the manga, even if it does not show anything. But it explains why he has no trust, does not care, does not want to be touched, et cetera. Yet, later in the anime arc, it is quite clear what a nobleman is doing to all the young boys he has as valets. Everyone in the story knows it. So I wonder if, after 10+ episodes, the writers figured they were safe to discuss that seriously. [He wrote that before seeing the scene where we learn just how far a character is willing to go down to achieve his dreams.--Ed.] "Go down?!" Stop that! [Perfectly cromulent.--Ed.]

An enjoyable diversion.

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Postby corplinx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:27 pm

With Berserk, they recently (past 6 years?) made OVAs for the Golden Age arc.

So with recently explaining the "why is guts Fucked up?" they decided to make the new series go into a nice wicked arc.

I think the OVAs are on Netflix.

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Postby corplinx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:28 pm

Ohhhh, you brought up the 1997 series. I almost forgot that ever happened. Much like the public at large. In the OVAs of the Golden Age arc, they even cover the fact that Guts was rented out as a boy.

The new series segues off the recent OVAs.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:25 am

Tokyo Ghoul came to Netflix over here recently so I started watching it this week. Seems pretty decent so far.
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Postby Doctor X » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:06 am

I like to start from the beginning.

Just . . . Ask . . . spark's MOM!11!! [!--Ed.]

Thanks for the warning--I would have missed the 2016 and the OVAs.

As for Tokyo Ghoul, it is a good two series Anax. The manga becomes mind-numbingly complex which makes me think that they will never adapt all of it. Too many characters with too many changing names--dead, not dead, dead NOT DEAD you're not fooling anyone--but the series is still very good in my opinion.

You may also like the completed series Parasyte.

Or:

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you could always travel to the nice quiet village of 白川郷 雛見沢 and listen to the ひぐらし:

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Postby corplinx » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:56 pm

I read Tokyo Ghoul for a while but lost interest. It stayed in the top on the NYT Best Sellers list for a long time.

Parasyte was decent read but I have not seen the show.

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Postby Doctor X » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:24 pm

They did a good job adapting the manga. It is complete so, unlike say Gantz, they did not have to make up an ending.

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Postby Doctor X » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:59 am

Having finished the Japanese Original anime run of Berserk I can see how fans back in the days of Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics SUCKAGE went absolutely batshit with the ending. Back in the day when obtaining scans of the manga, let alone translations, were difficult. That is not a criticism, they ended with at an arch, but it would have been nice IF THEY DID NOT WAIT 17 Days 16 YEARS for the OVAs which are high quality retellings of the same story. I use to belong to a forum that was devoted to obtaining and translating the manga. I did not want the story spoiled, so I never got into it until now.

I am enjoying the OVAs. Beautifully done, more explicit about a few things.
if you seduce the Princess but think about Guts when you do her from foreplay to completion, yeah, you probably have t3h yaoi gh3y.
Spoiler:
Not . . . that there is anything wrong with it.


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Postby corplinx » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:10 pm

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People complain about the faux brushtrokes int he 2016/17 series.

They did seem a bit rough in the first episodes, but I think the animators developed an eye for using them.

This past week's episode saw the development of the Anti-Fellowship and had some great imagery.

However, this line of dialog juxtaposed with the reptilian eye of the speaker really stuck with me.

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MFW the true horror is eager complicity.

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Postby Doctor X » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:23 am

Have not got that far yet.
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Just finished the third OVA which basically completes the series from back when Pete Carroll was "SO PUMPED UP" for coaching the Patriots into irrelevance. At least you know a bit more than the end of the original series.

Started the 2016 series--PATS WIN MALCOLM BUTLER!!! But I am concerned about the playoffs--and the style you note is kind of fun. Unlike the OVA computer/near rotoscope style which we also see in Attack on Titan, this tries to remind you it is based on a manga: drawings. I do not dislike it at all. These are, ultimately, cartoons, and if I wanted to watch a movie I would watch Three Games to Glory IV. I only hope there is a sequel . . . to TGtGIV of course. . . .





What?

Nice to see it picks up were the manga actually began.

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