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  1. Pocari_Sweat
  2. Ledgem
    2012-02-02 15:30
    Ledgem
    I think I've gone as far as I can. I'll leave the rest to you
  3. Kimidori
    2012-02-02 06:40
    Kimidori
    naamio here, i'm here to let you know that i have changed my Username to Kimidori
  4. Flower
    2012-02-01 22:18
    Flower
    Tyvm for your very kind words.

    As for Winter season followings ... hmm.

    There are kinda three tiers:

    A: excellent shows: Natsume Yuuchinjou (fave of season), Mouretetsu Space Pirates and Daily Lives of High School Boys (also Thermae Romae, but it is already over), Hyouge Mono (carryover)

    B - solid shows: Amagami SS+, Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Chihayafuru (carryover), Towa no Quon (carryover), Inu x Boku

    C - still unsure about: Recorder to Randoseru, Rinne no Lagrange, Papa Iu Koto

    Another, Nisemonogatari, Brave 10, High School DxD, Symphogear, EVOL, Area no Kishi, Phi Brain, Mirai Nikki, Last Exile, Persona 4, Tantei Milky Holmes 2, Kill me Baby and Prince of Tennis 2 all failed to hold my attention (although Another is a extremely well done series without a doubt - still it is not my cup of tea).
  5. 0utf0xZer0
    2012-02-01 21:50
    0utf0xZer0
    Some quick thoughts on the topic:
    -Disagreement can be overcome (I remember what my first couple serious conversations with Reckoner were like). Disrespect (real or perceived) is, in my experience, considerably harder to overcome.
    -Medium matters. ASers can be blunt, but we also often discuss topics in substantial detail and depth, which tends to foster understanding and decrease the adversarialism somewhat. This does not happen in most "spur of the moment" conversations in real life. It also does not happen with people who are only interest in doing "drive by responses" to the weakest points raised by their opponents, which unforunately has struck me as the "ANN way" on a couple occassions. And in the case of ANN in particular, I it's not helped by A) Zac's "persona" is built on shredding people and especially stupid people, and B) that their staff don't really cultivate an image of approachability, which can also make a big difference.
  6. 0utf0xZer0
    2012-02-01 05:58
    0utf0xZer0
    Quote:
    I actually tend to view Zac as a sort of "gateway to the west". That's not to say that I agree with Zac's tastes all that much, just that I think he's very representative of your North American anime fan who never took to the moe boom (i.e. a large chunk of that late 90s wave of anime fans I've seen you refer to).
    You know, this made me realize something: Zac strongly reminds me of certain people I've met in the Vancouver anime scene.

    ...particularly in terms of considering bluntness and "no holds barred" a virtue. I'll be honest, more often than not my reaction to these people was "you know what, I think I'm going to go talk to somebody else".
  7. Last Sinner
    2012-01-31 22:00
    Last Sinner
    It's fine. It's just lately...EVERYONE is asking me about it. Particularly here. And I'm sick of having to restate my position over and over. I can talk about it to a certain degree of politeness, but when the frequency I get asked at suddenly goes berserk, I get ticked off.

    And I haven't watched a single thing from Winter 2012. I got myself to watch the original Amagami SS and have nearly finished Liar Game live action. After that I may finally have the will to finish Steins;Gate.
  8. Last Sinner
    2012-01-31 09:45
    Last Sinner
    If they have issues with just that, I wonder how they would feel about my planning to watch list in the lower section of this page.

    I don't have issues with people liking the show. I just get sick of people asking me about it. I'm so over it. I was over it the moment I finished watching it. It just showed to me how much things have changed in so little time and that a generation gap was truly set in stone in 2011.
  9. Last Sinner
    2012-01-31 08:48
    Last Sinner
    As for people I know who will buy Madoka - it's pretty much all current gen people. The old school people who actually like it don't feel complled to buy it in any way.

    What I find amusing is Madman licensed it for Australia and are releasing it at a normal price. Even though I generally don't like Madman's content overall, I at least respect the fact they don't punish anime fans for their fandom. That said, I mainly do business with Siren Visual.

    In all honesty - I hate 2011. I don't know if I'll like anything from 2012. Truth be told, at current I'm watching the live-action version of Liar Game. And it wipes the floor with anything I saw in 2011. So, I'm not sure what to think these days.
  10. Last Sinner
    2012-01-31 08:31
    Last Sinner
    Figures they get someone to write a glowing review of Madoka then someone who's ill-informed and a hater to review Fate/Zero.

    First of all, ANN can go flock themselves with a knife.

    Secondly, Zac may be a bit more sensible than some of his colleagues and a bit more open-minded. But this smells more of a reaction that Fate/Zero riled Aniplex and that they are writing this review as an apology. Very much like how all their blogs/comments trashed Oreimo then out of the blue this year, Theron Martin gives it a glowing review. The fact they held off commenting on Madoka in any form for so long is very suspect to me. It's not like they haven't talked about streaming shows before - they did it for most shows in 2011. This seems like convenient timing.

    Define success/hot. My friend who buys from Rightstuf said Garden of Sinners had a run of only 300 copies on Rightstuff under Aniplex's pricing model, which was $400 for all the movies. That run did sell out. But that's only 300 copies and I really can't say much for what other stores would have sold. The sad fact of the industry in the US is it's a struggle to crack 1k and to reclaim the licensing and packaging costs, as well as dubbing (which is costly to the point a lot of shows don't get them because it would guarantee a loss). The only shows in the last 5 years to crack the 5k mark in the US are Seikirei and Baccano. Even shows that clearly have big followings like Code Geass and the like simply don't get bought.

    Fans of the timepoint I refer to didn't watch Madoka for the reasons the people around Suki did. They watched it for far more sadistic, pragmatic reasons. They didn't think anything was deep or revolutionary. They just liked the body count and the alleged mindflock/WTF factor.

    Madoka will sell enough to justify its licence, but at around $285 to buy a 13 ep series at 95 for a 4 volume disc?! That makes Fate/Zero costing $180 look fair in comparison!

    If anything, this shows me Aniplex expect their fans to pay through the nose. AKA only the ones with enough money, but mainly enough fanaticism to buy it. Essentially this is applying the Japanese business model to a completely different market. Aka they expect people to be the crazy otakus that exist in Japan. I find that insulting and it makes me want to stop being an anime fan. If other companies take up Aniplex's lead, we will be returning to the dark ages and being an anime fan in the West will become a whole new level of fanaticism and one society will despise.

    And that is all I can say politely. Remember that Madoka is #2 on my all-time most despised list. I don't enjoy expending any time or energy on it. Nor shall I spend any more.

    *sigh* Why does everyone keep asking me about Madoka...

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    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Location
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Interests
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Occupation
    Private, but I am working
    Avatar & Signature
    Avatar: Honoka Kousaka Sig: Honoka & Sayaka Miki Avatar by Tempester, Sig by rikikai!
    Currently Watching
    Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA Zwei!
    Glasslip
    SAO II
    Aldnoah.Zero
    Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
    Sailor Moon 2014
    Locodol
    Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
    Free! Eternal Summer
    Akame ga Kill
    Rail Wars!
    Tokyo Ghoul
    Favourites
    Top Tier
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    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


    2nd Tier
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    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    Steins;Gate
    Kill La Kill
    True Tears
    Hyouka
    Tari Tari
    K-On!!


    3rd Tier
    ---------------

    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Fate/Zero
    Psycho-Pass
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Tamayura
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