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  1. 0utf0xZer0
    2012-02-01 05:58
    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".
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. Knightrunner
    2012-01-31 05:45
    Have you seen Ben-to? Even though the plot maybe slightly ridicolous they have some good action scenes.
  7. Archon_Wing
    2012-01-31 04:42

    Fox news, an infamously biased news outlet did a classicaly hillarious (unintentional) news report on anonymous a few years ago. Not that I always agree with them, but...

    I love the parodies-- this should be my theme!
  8. hyl
    2012-01-30 13:18
    It's not forbidden in every country, so in a way it's censorship for those countries that allow child marriages. Also for pedophiles it's censorship.
    And no , i was not serious but it was just an extreme example of saying that limiting a certain freedom does not always mean censorship.
  9. hyl
    2012-01-30 13:05
    i am not sure if posted my reply in the right place, so i am doing that again

    well it might seem rude and more aggresive, because in my opinion he was pretty disrespectfull towards moderators.

    Also if we use the vague censorship card, the whole world is already censored depending on the bringer of the medium.
    Like most news stations in the western countries did not report the misbehavings of the usa military in wars during the war (most of these incidents are still covered up) or in some cases like Nazi's or the Communist were censoring ideals that were against their believes and thus creating propaganda in their own country.
    Also not forget all the SOPA, ACTA or whatever the new thing is called now is also a form of censorship.
    Or even more extreme, even laws are a form of censorship because it forbids child pornography.
    Let's face it, censhorship are in every form but so far i haven't hardly anything in this forum that can be seriously called censorship
  10. Flower
    2012-01-27 00:57
    Ne, ne Triple_R! There are BD releases of Tamayura Hitotose out finally! EveTaku just released them - and in 10 and 8 bit releases! I can't wait to see them, but also had to tell a fellow Tamayura fan.

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  • About Triple_R
    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Private, but I am working
    Avatar & Signature
    Avatar: Honoka Kousaka Sig: Sayaka and Honoka and Mami, Sig by Akuma Kinomoto
    Currently Watching
    Fate/Stay Night UBW 2015
    Hibike! Euphonium
    Houkago no Pleaides
    Knights of Sidonia Season 2
    Owari no Seraph
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
    The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
    Show By Rock!!
    Top Tier

    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

    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru (all)
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    White Album 2
    True Tears

    3rd Tier

    Tari Tari
    Sound! Euphonium
    Kill La Kill
    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Sword Art Online (all)
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