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Conversation Between Triple_R and 0utf0xZer0
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  1. Triple_R
    2011-04-11 02:10
    Triple_R
    Just watched A Channel.

    Yeah, I'd have to agree that "violent tsundere/emotionless loli with a massive stalker crush on one of the other girls" doesn't quite work.

    I think the problem is that the loli in question feels more disruptive than humorous or helpful. Her relationship with Run is pretty cute, but I actually find myself feeling sorry for the characters that are on the receiving end of the loli's wrath, and that's probably bad, lol

    Still, there's something about A Channel that resonates a bit with me, so I'll probably stick with it. Run's character is probably what that is. I like her. Her personality is like a cross between Yui Hirasawa and Madoka Kaname, and that does work nicely, I find.

    As for your question... I know what you mean, but I'll have to think about it. If I can think of a character like that, I'll tell you, lol.

    Glad you're liking X-Men so far, by the way.
  2. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-04-11 00:53
    0utf0xZer0
    Quote:
    Is there any particular show you'd like me to check out, and comment on, that I haven't watched yet? I mean, aside from A Channel (which I haven't seen yet, but will give you my take on once I do)?
    There aren’t any shows I can think of in particular, really. Especially since a lot of the stuff I’m interested in hasn’t been subbed yet, the only stuff I've seen you haven't is A Channel and Hen Zemi, neither of which I thought was all that impressive.

    A few updated impressions:
    X-men 1 and 2: I wasn’t originally planning to watch this because I wasn’t impressed with Ironman, but one of my friends wanted to see it when I invited him over today – someone on 4chan said that Storm was moe, and he wanted to see if it was true. Well, personally I think the 4chan poster was just trying to troll the anti-moe crowd, but more importantly, I was surprised how much better it was than Ironman. I think I just found my much needed action fix for the season – although I did think Cyclop’s attack had weird effects in the last fight and that the lack of Patrick Stewart was disappointing.
    Hen Zemi 1: Thus far, not as good as the OVAs… the characters and discussing of strange fetishes are the same, but the deadpan humour and squick that made the OVAs funny in a “crosses that line twice” way are missing.
    Dog Days 2: I’m not sure quite what made this episode so much better than the last – the fact the fights aren’t just mook on mook anymore, perhaps? Still not a must see for me, but something I’ll probably keep up with given the time.
    Nichijou 2: Upon some reflection, I love the bits focusing on Mio and friends, while I don’t really care for the professor and robot girl. Unsurprisingly, it’s the former characters that remind me the most of favourites like Azumanga and Hyakko.
    Hana-Saku Iroha 2: This is going to sound a little weird given that I’ve previously said the first episode needs to be watched twice to really be appreciated – but I think what really sets this apart from other slice of lifes is the pacing. Usually, when you encounter a slice of life with all the well done little moments we’re seeing here, it’s a fairly slow paced, relaxed show. Hana-Saku Iroha, on the other hand, has a very brisk pace. Hence I’m inclined to agree that this show is showing that PA Works has mastered this genre.

    Also, as a side note, Hana-Saku Iroha airs at 10PM – early enough that it makes me wonder if the show is actually intended to be a bit more mainstream than most anime. The manga version (this is one of those cases of “manga and anime coming out at the same time) is also serialized in the same magazine that serializes the manga adaptation of Bungaku Shoujo.

    One last question: have you ever run into a show that you thought was a complete waste of a good character? This happened to me with Charlotte Dunois and Infinite Stratos – she’s easily the best girl I’ve seen out of a harem anime since Bakemonogatari. As for Infinite Stratos… well, personally, I feel the show was kind of struggling before she appeared, became good for a while during her arc, then went into a massive decline again once they decided to revert to “harem mode” rather than concentrating on her.
  3. Triple_R
    2011-04-10 18:25
    Triple_R
    Thanks for the info on White Fox. That's a pretty good record they have for themselves as a relative newcomer.

    I'm flattered that your tracking my comments on various shows.

    Is there any particular show you'd like me to check out, and comment on, that I haven't watched yet? I mean, aside from A Channel (which I haven't seen yet, but will give you my take on once I do)?

    And yeah, I agree with pretty much everything you wrote in your last Visitor Message to me. Sket Dance is a "B" show, yeah, and Steins;Gate's Mayuri does seem stoned, lol. She's not just moe to me, she's also a source of comedy in how out of it she is.
  4. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-04-09 03:28
    0utf0xZer0
    If the credits in the video itself are to be believed, the video was produced by White Fox a relative newcomer – subcontracting aside, they’re responsible for Tears to Tiara, Katanagatari, and Steins;Gate.

    If you thought Kotomi was tiny based on her official spec (5’3), Chihiro is even smaller at 4’11. That being said, it’s not just the Chihiro look alike that gives me EF vibes, but the “Can it be rewritten, this fate of hers?” If it weren’t for the fact that Rykushi07’s prior work already features lots of time travel, I would have said that he was borrowing heavily from EF – not necessarily a bad thing given that he seems to have a good sense of when to borrow elements from other VN makers.

    Been tracking your comments on various shows:
    -I thought of Sket Dance as “Haruhi Lite” too, with a bit of a “shounen” twist. That said, I’m pretty sure its going to end up being B list for me rather than A list despite the manga’s reputation – it lacks the “license for weird” sci-fi elements that Haruhi used to make everything believable, and it also doesn’t have the driving force that is Haruhi herself (I have a theory that the lead character(s) generally set the mood for a show).
    -Shigofumi… loved the show, but yeah, it’s a tough watch. It and episode 6 of EF season 2 are kind of the “dueling episode 6s of 2008” – they’re both insanely harsh, but with EF taking the surreal approach and Shigofumi coming across as disturbingly “real world”. (Of course, if you really want to make a screwball fight, throw in Kurenai episode 6 – it’s a musical episode, making for an apples to oranges comparison..)
    -Steins:Gate… having just rewatched the first episode with my girlfriend today, I have to say I enjoyed it a lot, although I still wonder why the hacker dude sticks around with the wannabe mad scientist when its clear his ideas are going nowhere fast. This isn’t as big an issue with Mayuri since she’s clearly pinning after him (I want her to win already). Speaking of which, am I the only one who thinks she comes across as kind of stoned? She has a bit of a unique moe because of it.

    Oh, also watched A Channel. Which is kind of like a normal “4 girls doing cute things” 4 koma, except one of the four girls is a violent tsundere/emotionless loli with a massive stalker crush on one of the other girls. I can’t say it worked particularly well IMO.
  5. Triple_R
    2011-04-08 12:17
    Triple_R
    Yeah, another Anime Suki poster showed me that video awhile back. It's a very impressive OP for a Visual Novel. It looks like an OP for a high budget anime, actually. Rewrite definitely looks very interesting.

    April Fool's joke or not, it'll be interesting to hear how this VN turns out. Could make a great anime one day.

    Oh, and like yourself, when I see a girl with a smallish figure and an eyepatch, I also instantly think of EF now, lol.
  6. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-04-08 04:26
    0utf0xZer0
    BTW, did you see Key's April Fool's joke for the year?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yegE5ai9abQ

    At least, people think its a joke. The "Rewrite to be an 18+ game" one from a year or two back was. Also, it never ceases to amaze me how much the combination of the title and the eyepatch girl make this game remind me of EF.
  7. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-04-07 02:02
    0utf0xZer0
    Quote:
    That's pretty much exactly how I felt about her myself. I like the charming, slightly mischevious type myself, but she might have took it a little bit over the edge with that particular question, lol. I think she's going to be a playful character that's a bit on the edge. On the whole, I think she'll be a fun character, but probably not someone that the other characters should trust a lot.
    Given that she seems to enjoy sneaking around and gossiping so much, I’m a bit surprised she’s even there, let along head waitress… but then I considered the alternatives. Minko? No, just no. Nako? The girl may be quiet and refined, but she seems as though she’s uncomfortable if someone isn’t telling her what to do. Tomoe is clearly the best choice then.

    I also find it interesting that while its Ohana’s mother who seems to be the family black sheep, her uncle is certainly no paragon of virtue either. It’s probably a good idea to apologize after (accidentally?) groping a girl, even if she’s your niece. And what the hell does he do their anyway? Seems like a bit of a “boys will be boys” double standard on the grandmother’s part, no?
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    I definitely looking forward to more. Hopefully the plot will slow down a bit in some of the future episodes, enabling the little details to come through on initial viewing a bit better.
    I do have to admit I’m a tiny bit apprehensive about what someone mentioned about the nosebleed being possible foreshadowing, mainly because the last nosebleed prone anime girl I can remember (aside from the lesbian lead character in Maria Holic) is… Iriya Kana. (Side note: at some point, I connected typical nosebleed symbolism in anime with the fact that Iriya’s first nosebleed in the series occurs when she ends up face to face with a boy while wearing a swimsuit. I’m not sure if it was the author’s intention, but my first thought was “it’s always the quiet ones”.)

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    So, what other animes are you watching this season?
    I gave Vexx my impressions of “the cute stuff” I’ve watched so far (Dog Days, Ore-tachi, Nichijou), and if you want to look at them my comments still hold – although I’m kind of hoping that DD and Ore-tachi to pull a Dragon Crisis and get a lot better after the start.

    Watched Tiger and Bunny and Steins;Gate too. I have to credit browsing your recent posts for pointing me to T&B. I like the concept and stylistically. I also like the show a lot more than I liked the bits I watched of the Ironman anime, which always felt like the writers didn’t quite understand the property in question (although I did find the insertion of anime tropes kind of amusing… Tony gets slapped by a tsundere! Tony helps a loli! Wolverine looks kind of like a bishounen!). That said, I have to be honest and admit that this show does face a bit of an uphill battle because my taste in non-moe anime tends to be towards highly intelligent, dramatic fare, not “just for fun” shows.

    Steins;Gate… love the weirdness, and for some reason the main character’s eccentricity makes Mayuri’s pursuit of him cute. However, the similarities to Nitroplus’ older Chaos;Head worry me… that show was also a great mindscrew early on, but crashed and burned a bit once the mechanics of it were revealed. And if the main guy in this starts to go paranoid, it’s only going to make the similarities more noticeable.

    Hen Zemi hasn’t aired yet, but I did see the two OVAs. It’s basically about a shy girl who joins a class about studying abnormal sexuality because she likes a guy in the class. The humour can best be described as “dry and very perverted” – somehow, that makes me want to keep watching.

    Other works I plan to check out… well, C and AnoHana are pretty much givens because Noitamina shows are always worth giving a chance. AnoHana strikes me as “Noitamina does Key” – not exactly a winning impression in my book give how badly Fractale meshed styles, but its being written by Mari Okada (True Tears/Hana-Saku Iroha, adaptations for Toradora, Wandering Son, etc.). I’ll watch Shaft’s stuff because they’re Shaft shows, which have a good track record with me. Mushidora interests me too, sounds like a good combo of moe and intelligent subject matter

    Other than that, I’ll probably randomly check out a ton of first episodes randomly to see what’s good and what’s not – I usually end up sampling like 15+ shows for spring. Although I’ll probably end up paying special attention to Hoshizora and Deadman Wonderland because the former has miko in it and because the Nadeko cosplayer at my last con also did a Deadman Wonderland cosplay. I have to admit I’m not feeling much pull towards action fare other than DW and T&B… Hidan no Aria gives off a bad vibe to me for some reason.

    Also, from this summer into January 2012 there’s going to be a four episode Higurashi OVA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the source material… didn’t see that one coming.
  8. Triple_R
    2011-04-05 08:56
    Triple_R
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 0utf0xZer0
    So now that you've seen Hana-Saku Iroha episode 1 twice (curious as to whether you agree with my assessment that the it takes a second viewing to really get a feel for the characters due to the fast pacing),
    I definitely do. That's a key reason for why I liked it significantly more on second viewing than on the first. The plot pacing is almost too quick. I found that watching it a second time lets you pick up on little nuances here and there that are otherwise lost, whereas the first time watching I was just trying to keep up with the basic plot and hence didn't appreciate all of those nuances the same way.

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    I have to ask: what do you think of the head waitress?

    On one hand, I really like her (hey, its Noto Mamiko playing a charming, slightly mischevious type!), on the other, I realized that... she just asked someone she just meet if her mother was "quite the call girl".
    That's pretty much exactly how I felt about her myself. I like the charming, slightly mischevious type myself, but she might have took it a little bit over the edge with that particular question, lol. I think she's going to be a playful character that's a bit on the edge. On the whole, I think she'll be a fun character, but probably not someone that the other characters should trust a lot.


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    Ohana herself is certainly great... basically the sort of "high spirited" girl we generally see as the lead character in moe shows, except somewhat hardened by needing to grow up fast in response to parental irresponsibility.
    Agreed. I see her as a slightly more sane, slightly more down to Earth, version of Noe Isurugi. And you know how I feel about Noe.


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    Also, little details: Nako and Ohana standing up in the ED after sitting on their legs - Ohana falling due to number legs and Nako doing it with no problem - the impression I've gotten is that a lot of people have Ohana's problem.
    Yeah, I do myself. I usually get the "pin needles" sensation after I sit on my legs for long.


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    That Nako is good at it hints that she probably has a very refined/traditional upbringing, although you might have gotten hints of that already.
    Good point.


    I definitely looking forward to more. Hopefully the plot will slow down a bit in some of the future episodes, enabling the little details to come through on initial viewing a bit better.


    So, what other animes are you watching this season?
  9. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-04-05 03:48
    0utf0xZer0
    So now that you've seen Hana-Saku Iroha episode 1 twice (curious as to whether you agree with my assessment that the it takes a second viewing to really get a feel for the characters due to the fast pacing), I have to ask: what do you think of the head waitress?

    On one hand, I really like her (hey, its Noto Mamiko playing a charming, slightly mischevious type!), on the other, I realized that... she just asked someone she just meet if her mother was "quite the call girl".

    Ohana herself is certainly great... basically the sort of "high spirited" girl we generally see as the lead character in moe shows, except somewhat hardened by needing to grow up fast in response to parental irresponsibility.

    Also, little details: Nako and Ohana standing up in the ED after sitting on their legs - Ohana falling due to number legs and Nako doing it with no problem - the impression I've gotten is that a lot of people have Ohana's problem. That Nako is good at it hints that she probably has a very refined/traditional upbringing, although you might have gotten hints of that already.
  10. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-03-10 03:54
    0utf0xZer0
    Hello,

    I'm imagine between Acejem and I you've probably heard of Hana-Saku Iroha by now. Anyway, I managed to find some (unsubbed) HD trailers for it... I highly recommend going to Tokyo Tosho, searching the title, and grabbing MSPN's version of PV4 and PV5 off either torrent or megaupload.

    PA Works original project, written by Mari Okada (True Tears + screenplay for Toradora), rumoured to be twenty-six episodes, and airing on April 3rd. I'm very stoked.

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