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Forum: Suggestions 2014-08-18, 01:30
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
How about a more unorthodox "underdog"? He's...

How about a more unorthodox "underdog"?

He's the son of rich parents, a straight-A student, handsome and popular with the girls, but when it comes to karuta...
Forum: General Chat 2014-08-13, 11:53
Replies: 62
Views: 2,472
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
By now, I'm sure that many have already read...

By now, I'm sure that many have already read about or heard from a number of people coming forward to talk about depression, especially how it seems common among comedians and creators.

While it's...
Forum: General Anime 2014-08-08, 01:29
Replies: 160
Views: 14,250
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Again, I don't see why it is the better analogy,...

Again, I don't see why it is the better analogy, but it probably stems from how I view 3D and hand-drawing as different expressions of a genre, while others see them as two entirely different genres....
Forum: General Anime 2014-08-07, 03:24
Replies: 160
Views: 14,250
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
I brought it up in support of com_gwp's point,...

I brought it up in support of com_gwp's point, because it wasn't immediately clear if you dislike Western animation because of its 3D animation or its style of storytelling.


And apparently, the...
Forum: General Anime 2014-08-06, 23:54
Replies: 160
Views: 14,250
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
If you think about it, Hayao Miyazaki has been...

If you think about it, Hayao Miyazaki has been telling essentially the same story since penning the later volumes of the Nausicaa manga: An acceptance of inevitable extinction, balanced with a fierce...
Forum: General Anime 2014-08-06, 22:04
Replies: 160
Views: 14,250
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
This is a common refrain I hear from fans of...

This is a common refrain I hear from fans of anime, the implication being that 3-D animation is somehow technically inferior to its hand-drawn predecessor.

To me, that's prejudice born from a...
Forum: General Chat 2014-08-05, 09:29
Replies: 1,310
Views: 65,588
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
An American commitment to the Asia-Pacific is...

An American commitment to the Asia-Pacific is vital, regardless of who is in charge. The style might differ but, in essence, American policy in the region doesn't deviate very far from the standard,...
Forum: General Chat 2014-08-05, 00:20
Replies: 3,392
Views: 333,772
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Abe may double number of women ministers in...

Abe may double number of women ministers in Cabinet reshuffle (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video/japan-s-abe-seeks-to-get/1296438.html) (video)
Forum: General Anime 2014-08-04, 10:07
Replies: 160
Views: 14,250
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Innovate or die. There's no special reason why...

Innovate or die. There's no special reason why Japanese animation should "die", only the ways animators go about making them.

There's an important reason that animation has gone 3D in America for...
Forum: General Chat 2014-07-23, 05:37
Replies: 34,578
Views: 4,131,924
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
It's heartening to see how far democracy has come...

It's heartening to see how far democracy has come in Indonesia, especially in the light of how low it has sunk in Thailand.
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-17, 14:31
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Answer: Why do most anime adaptations have 12...

Answer: Why do most anime adaptations have 12 episodes? (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=92634)

And no, the length of an anime series has little direct relation to its perceived...
Forum: Current Series 2014-07-17, 00:18
Replies: 428
Views: 29,460
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
You're not the first person, I think, to feel...

You're not the first person, I think, to feel that the script and acting were a tad over-the-top. I get the same feeling too, but I'm perhaps not as affected by it as you are, because I've got used...
Forum: General Chat 2014-07-16, 10:29
Replies: 3,392
Views: 333,772
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Tokyo Station celebrates 100 years with anime...

Tokyo Station celebrates 100 years with anime short film (http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/16/emotional-anime-short-celebrates-tokyo-stations-100th-birthday%E3%80%90video%E3%80%91/)


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Forum: Current Series 2014-07-15, 18:09
Replies: 428
Views: 29,460
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
And you're stating what I see to be a weakness in...

And you're stating what I see to be a weakness in thread moderation.

What's the point of telling me about the changes from the original, when the only reference I have at the moment is the anime?...
Forum: Current Series 2014-07-15, 08:51
Replies: 428
Views: 29,460
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
In a word: Yes. ;) But I had training. As a...

In a word: Yes. ;)

But I had training. As a literature student, I learnt to separate my opinions and analyses of each version of any story. It's not an easy thing to do, mind you. I kept flunking...
Forum: Current Series 2014-07-15, 06:06
Replies: 428
Views: 29,460
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Speaking only for myself, an anime-only viewer:...

Speaking only for myself, an anime-only viewer: Nope, I have no problems so far following what's been going on. (I find it ridiculous nonetheless that organ transplants can be carried out so...
Forum: General Chat 2014-07-10, 10:28
Replies: 2,369
Views: 68,425
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
I thought about whether to put this in the...

I thought about whether to put this in the regular football thread, but given that the 1-7 mauling of Brazil is still fresh on everyone's minds, I figured the clip could belong here. :p


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Forum: General Chat 2014-07-06, 21:46
Replies: 3,392
Views: 333,772
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
My mistake. I was thinking about the Japanese...

My mistake. I was thinking about the Japanese workforce as a whole and overlooked your comment about central government measures.


Yes, I believe so. The figures...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-05, 00:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Again, this comes back to how Chinese historians...

Again, this comes back to how Chinese historians approach their subject. I don't know if modern scholars still do, but from what I understand, Chinese historians traditionally regarded history as...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-04, 10:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
The Chinese "Empire", based on Confucian ethical...

The Chinese "Empire", based on Confucian ethical principles and governed by Legalistic methods, came about only after the "warring states" were finally reunified.

What you have missed, however, is...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-04, 09:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
I would disagree. The concept of kingdoms, as...

I would disagree. The concept of kingdoms, as portrayed in Juuni Kokki, is decidely based on the Chinese model of imperial government. In strictly technical terms, an "empire" is ruled by an emperor....
Forum: General Chat 2014-07-04, 08:07
Replies: 106
Views: 3,334
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
What do Americans think of the US?...

What do Americans think of the US? (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28150283)

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Oh well, you can perhaps take pride in knowing that USA lasted longer, went further, and played with...
Forum: General Chat 2014-07-04, 05:29
Replies: 3,392
Views: 333,772
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
I'm impressed that it surpassed even Princess...

I'm impressed that it surpassed even Princess Mononoke in box-office sales.

Spirited Away remains firmly on top, though. I've always felt that it's Hayao Miyazaki's strongest movie by far.

But...
Forum: General Chat 2014-06-18, 06:35
Replies: 34,578
Views: 4,131,924
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
If expression of an idea in any form of media is...

If expression of an idea in any form of media is so harmless and inconsequential to the later actions carried out by free-thinking individuals, why then should activists of any persuasion be so...
Forum: General Chat 2014-06-17, 23:35
Replies: 34,578
Views: 4,131,924
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Japan bans possession of child pornography...

Japan bans possession of child pornography (http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/17/world/asia/japan-child-porn-law/)


Let's be clear about something: I don't think any sane person can justifiably...
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