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  1. Echoes
    2012-10-16 19:37
    Echoes
    I think it'd have to be a pretty thick compilation. I don't know about any of the other books, but I've seen "Kokoro" at the bookstore at my local university, where I sometimes stop by to do some shopping, and it looked like it was 200 pages at least. (And that's one of the shorter adaptations in there, not that the episode count necessarily reflects the length of the original work, but still.) I wouldn't bet on a compilation existing in English either, much to my chagrin the series isn't even licensed.

    In their defense, I did illegally download the movie. I guess me and whoever was responsible for that abortion are even now.

    Well, yeah; that's for sure. Seiyuu tend to take most jobs they get from what I gather, which is perfectly understandable.

    There's certainly no denying that. I think I might like Rikka a little too much. The only part I don't like in the show is when Fukuyama Jun male-lead-guy hits her. I know it's just for fun, but I'm too much of an empath when it comes to her. (Possibly aka infatuated fanboy.) I guess that's moe in its purest form; invoking that feeling of wanting to protect and shield a cute and lovable character from harm and blemish.

    I think it depends on whether you enjoy seeing the shows you like dissected and evaluated for the individual aspects that compose them. I think there's a place for that, but it's not always something I'm in the mood for either. I think there's often something to be said for the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, and in those cases, I question anyone's ability to truly put into words what makes a work of art as great as it is. I couldn't really tell you what makes Kanon stand out above any other romantic drama I've ever seen. The characters are great, obviously, and it looks stellar, but to me there's just this indescribable element that binds it all together and cements it in my mind. Maybe I'm just a romantic, but that's what I believe. The more something relies on emotion, the more that tends to be the case. As a contrast, another favorite of mine, Death Note, has qualities that are readily apparent and easy to describe and evaluate. I could go on, but I'd like to hear what you think before cluttering the screen any further.

    You know, I tried to cut down this season, but they keep pulling me back in! Makes up for watching almost nothing last season, I suppose. When I've watched the first season of something to the end, I find it really hard to resist watching the sequel if it comes out.. I think it's an OCD thing; gotta complete what I started. (That's why I usually drop things I don't like at all during the first or second episode; any later than that and I start to hesitate no matter how bad the show is. )
  2. Echoes
    2012-10-16 11:47
    Echoes
    Very appropriate. It's not a show for everyone, but if it ends up being your cup of tea, you'll have found a true gem.

    It probably was, but I really have no idea. Trust me, I know bad sequels, I've seen The Grudge 3.

    It's nigh-impossible to keep every role even a single voice actor does straight in your head unless you're a hardcore obsessive fan anyway. Most of the big ones just do so much! Not that I'm complaining.

    I absolutely adore Chuunibyou! It's the first show I watched this season, and it's the one I'm most anxiously waiting for the next episode for. Absolutely marvelous at what it does, I looove Rikka.

    It's not like I'm likely to do a 180 on what I like, but hearing other people's thoughts might give me a new perspective on a show, or clue me in on something that I didn't notice while I was watching. It's rare indeed that I end up changing my mind, of course, but I tend to enjoy the discussion. There's an element of introspection in it as well, when you hear someone articulate why they dislike something, it spurs on thoughts on the actual reasons as to why you do enjoy it. (This is all assuming I'm watching someone who puts thought and effort into their reviews, which is rare indeed.)

    I guess we've said all there is to be said about this one. All we can do is hope and pray. I'm watching five freakin' sequels this season, and three of them are sort of... not great at the moment. Sheesh.
  3. Echoes
    2012-10-15 00:42
    Echoes
    There's not much I can say about Aoi Bungaku without it sounding like hyperbole and ultra-hype. It's pretty much a masterpiece. (The second segment is the only one I'm not 100% sold on, but even that's pretty great all things considered.)

    I'm pretty sure that the place I initially saw it was a James Rolfe video, maybe you caught that at some point as well? I can imagine, almost every long movie series gets worse, sometimes almost unrecognizably so as they go along.

    Oh yeah, she was Suzu. It's not something I'd forgotten per se, but it's not a role that comes to mind when I think of her usually. It was a good role, a little bit out of her usual ballpark. (For one, she's not tiny. )

    I should really finish that show. Talking about it makes me hunger. Just a tiny chunk left; for better and worse.

    I generally like reviews a lot, but there sure are a lot of people doing their best to poison that well out there. I like to get second opinions, and I'm a bit of a masochist I suppose, as I particularly like to hear people's criticisms of things I enjoy. Praise is nice too..... I guess!

    Nothing's really going their way, is it? Lame story set-up so far, baaaad designs, and I'm not enjoying the new character one bit, regardless of her being voiced by Iguchi Yuka. I knew this season would be trouble when they had to explain that they were trying to please old fans, manga fans and newcomers alike, all at once. That's almost universally a bad sign. About the Hayate thing, they're just milking the fact that we're already accustomed to him (among others) breaking the fourth wall for all it's worth. I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time I've seen something like this used, but when the show is actually bad, those scenes get downright cringe-worthy. Oh well, let's hope for continued incremental improvement.
  4. Echoes
    2012-10-14 19:49
    Echoes
    Aye, I'm sure there's some good stuff in there... but I always get tempted to the dark side when I'm over there, so I've sort of stopped going. I see what you did! Though I probably wouldn't unless you'd pointed it out. There's a great segment of the anthology anime Aoi Bungaku called The Spider's Thread. If you'd watch that, you'd be able to see just how much of a difference a spider and its thread can make in a person's journey; in this life, and the next.

    There's a scene, I forget where it's from (I think some sort of trailer or promotional video) of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff sitting at a table playing chess wherein Karloff says something like "your move, Dracula" and Lugosi responds, referring to Karloff merely as "Frankenstein." As for Jaws, I've only seen the original, and it's been at least a decade at that... but that movies has a huge list of sequels, both official and knockoffs, maybe there's something in one or more of those that muddied the water.

    I nominate myself. Wait, it's Fascism, there's no need for nominations. It's me. I decree it.

    Her voice can be treasured regardless of whether you like the series, I'm sure. I like the first two seasons, but I'm nowhere near as stricken by them as many others are. That franchise has a fierce and obsessive following like few others.

    I'm inclined to agree. Oreki has seen a lot more development and experienced a broader spectrum of emotions. He's sort of come out of his shell, though his personality hasn't really changed overall; he's just has more of an impetus it seems.

    I know exactly what you mean. Those sorts of videos can be really good as well, there's definitely a place for them and conventional reviews both. I enjoy both myself, it usually comes down to the personality, wit and insight of the reviewer more than choice of style for me in the end. If I think he sounds genuine and/or funny, I'm inclined to stick around.

    Watched episode two of Hayate today. It was, like you said, a little better. Still not really good, but definitely a step in the right direction. You know what makes this really bad? Hayate personally asks me every episode if I enjoyed it, and tells me how hard everyone's worked on it and to treasure every frame. Come on, man... give me a break. Stop guilt-tripping me. It's not my fault the quality took a plunge.
  5. Echoes
    2012-10-14 12:33
    Echoes
    I generally stay away from the general chat section. It tends to depress and/or infuriate me. But now that there's a spider thread, things might have to change...

    I honestly don't even know who Jacob is. And I don't much care to find out. Knowing the name Bella and Edward already makes me a sad, sad puppy. Yeah, the Frankenstein confusion is horrible! From what I've seen, Universal themselves helped give birth to said confusion, so I suppose people shouldn't be judged too harshly for thinking the monster itself is indeed named Frankenstein, but still... Man, that's a great movie. I haven't actually seen any of the sequels, that's something to put on my schedule.

    You're right. The time for idealism is over. Bring on the time of merciless capitalism and unbridled greed!

    Haven't heard any of those. Although I do like Nanoha. (The third season is so-so.) It's been a long time since I watched any of the series, but the first movie was really, really good. I liked it better than I remember liking the first season, but I'm not sure if that's because my taste has drifted since then, or if the movie's actually better. I guess she got some practice on being a little sinister with Rika and Bernkastel? Oh, and as Fear in C3; she gets to flex her insano-muscle a few times there.

    I can see where you're coming from. I still haven't finished the series, but with only four episodes left, Chitanda is the only character who I feel has remained static throughout. There were a few moments here and there where she attempted some self-improvement, but ultimately, they didn't result in any noticeable change. I still like and enjoy her, and don't feel that she's stale, but she is undeniably unchanging, and I see how that could come across as boring or tiresome, especially compared to the rest of the dynamic crew.

    It'd be real neat if you did make some videos at some point. I request a review of... man, you don't really hate any series... I don't know what to say. Oh, spiders! A review of spiders, that's what I'd like to see. I read your rewritten profile. It's great! Completely accurate, it's you to a tee! I especially liked the comment which explains that you used to be a little girl. No wonder you're so popular among the anime community! (Now I sort of want to know what you *would* write if you *were* drunk...) I also approve of the mentioning of my name in your profile! That's ten-hundred percent awesome.
  6. Echoes
    2012-10-13 08:42
    Echoes
    Well, your house might become collateral damage at some point, so you're kind of right.

    You're right, there's a huge overlap between those three groups. Some of them even take in rogue members from other infamous groups and incorporate them into their structure. Rumor has it they're working on forming a beast akin to the mythical Frankenstein Monster.

    Oh. Well that sucks. My ridiculous phrases need to be liberated, free from your artificial shackles. The people need them to prosper!

    I liked her a lot too. My answer comes down to two small words "Tamura and Yukari", but I'm sure there's a bit more to it. Maybe...

    Those are my thoughts exactly on the series as well. There's no run-away character for me; all four of them are about equally enjoyable, but for very different reasons. And the show didn't start out that way, that's what makes it a little more interesting; there's genuinely been a lot of positive development. It really came into its own along the way.

    I apologize for my easily mistakable username causing confusion. I don't really use Youtube consistently anymore, everything I was interested in there has sort of dried up. I can explain the MAL thing, I think. Since my list is pretty long, it doesn't automatically load when you click "view anime list", for some reason. However, if you then pick one of the options on top, e.g. "all anime", "completed", "currently watching", you should be able to view them without issue.
  7. Echoes
    2012-10-12 08:38
    Echoes
    I love tarantulas! Such graceful creatures. ^^

    You're exactly right. Nail on the head.

    I recommend extremist religionists, Twilight fans and right-wing nationalists. They're always such good sports about criticism.

    Great! You're validating all my ridiculous phrases, I feel so vindicated.

    Awesome. I loved the ending as well, great way to close the series off in a way that felt consistent with the rest of the show. Watch out for the Men in Black!

    Ah, that happened to me too; there was a Karuta scene in the first season of Rinne no Langange. Though that might've actually been inspired by Chihayafuru since it's an anime original they had the freedom to mess around with on the spot. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the series, I have a mere four episodes left now, and I have a feeling I'll miss it when it's gone. It's only gotten better with time. I genuinely like all four of the main characters about the same, which is really great, and a bit of a rarity. Oh, and hey @myanimelist!
  8. Echoes
    2012-10-11 08:18
    Echoes
    We all have those movies, don't we?

    They're the pride and joy of them internet, they are.

    Oh. That's not too bad. Keep teasing them, then.

    Okay, that's good. I'll probably check out the second episode today myself and see how I feel about it. Jojo is a ten-hundred percent manly anime.

    I think both are sort of enjoyable, but Twins especially is a really mixed bag in terms of quality. The character designs in general are pretty similar, though the ones in Ano Natsu are a lot more polished. (It's been a good decade since Onegai Teacher, after all.)

    I had a really crazy coincidence happen to me. I've watched a little more of Hyouka, just finished the school festival arc. Literally the day before I started I watched They Were Eleven. Then I suddenly see Mayaka cosplay the female lead from said barely-heard-of-here movie. I could hardly believe it. Really incredible coincidence. I'm liking both Mayaka and the show itself more than I did last time we spoke too, by the way.
  9. shinku no kage
    2012-10-10 22:39
    shinku no kage
    Hey there, have you checked out the demo version of Neptune V available on the JP PSN yet? Figured I'd let you know since you love HanaKana so much.
  10. Echoes
    2012-10-10 08:11
    Echoes
    I do know! And that's plenty messed up in its own right.

    As the internet has proven, fan-fiction is always a good idea; no exceptions!

    Ouch. You should be careful going after the French too hard... you do live in Canada. They'll find you.

    So much stuff to check out. I watched the first episode of Hayate. It was abysmal. Not funny, not dramatic, not pleasant-looking, just dragging and bland. I *really* hope it improves, because this was just depressing. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure was absolutely insane. In a fabulous way.

    Absolutely. You might already know this, but since you mentioned your favorite character is Remon, that character is lifted wholesale from Onegai Teahcer/Onegai Twins. Personality, appearance; even the same Tamura Yukari goodness. Neither of those shows are anywhere near as good as Ano Natsu though.

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