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Old 2013-02-01, 14:09   Link #221
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Well, MLP FiM is a fantasy-driven slice-of-life with a spoon of adventure, something a lot of mahou shoujo shows basically were and still are.

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But with MLP they are everywhere...
This year, maybe. Last year, I still encountered them by sheer accident. (edit: I meant years 2012 and 2011 respectively, but forgot it's 2013 already )

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as one concern I have with the show is that she's leaning a little bit towards "Mary Sue" territory IMO.
McCarthy promised Twi's personality won't change, and I have trouble imagining a Mary Sue with a personality like hers.

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The point of the two part episodes was to demonstrate how strong the main six are when working together. If Twilight can access something like an alicorn form ala Super Saiyan that can magically defeat whatever it is they need to defeat then the arc loses the camaraderie. If Twilight still needs their help then her upgrades are meaningless anyway.
Well, impressive ultra magic doesn't have to be a battle-oriented game breaker. We've yet to learn what kind of "profile" Twi obtains. Cadence's magic, for instance, mostly looks like defence and booster area. If Twi get something of this kind (and again, the synopsis gives a bit of such an impression), she'll be no better solo fighter than Cadence has been shown to be (I wonder, how much did it take Chrysalis to subdue and hide away a freakin' alicorn princess, even before she started feeding on Shining? Something tells me that not TOO much ), although her upgrades may give her other abilities to help (including cleaning up the mess of varying harshness that villains leave behind). And she's still one of the elements of harmony (themselves a valuable strategic weapon for the state security), so M6 teamwork is far from becoming obsolete IMHO.
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Old 2013-02-01, 17:07   Link #222
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The point of the two part episodes was to demonstrate how strong the main six are when working together. If Twilight can access something like an alicorn form ala Super Saiyan that can magically defeat whatever it is they need to defeat then the arc loses the camaraderie. If Twilight still needs their help then her upgrades are meaningless anyway.

Discord and Nightmare Moon: Celestia could NOT beat them; the elements of harmony were required to beat them

Queen Chrysalis: Celestia lost in a duel against her and Cadance was imprisoned by her; it took both Cadance AND shining armor to beat her

King Sombra: Cadance could only hold him at bay; magical mcguffin and the Chrystal ponies beat him


You're overestimating Alicorn princess power. When it comes down to it, it was made clear that none of the major villains could be beaten by Magical Alicorn Princess power alone; it always took more than that. To put it simply... Friendship magic > Alicorn Princess magic

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She's a transfer student who moves into a new town with an athlete, a genki, an oujo, an Osakan, and a shrinking violet. She's got a friend who's the butt monkey of many jokes. Only with her girls has she become uber powerful.

Seems legit. :3
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Old 2013-02-02, 06:34   Link #223
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She's a transfer student who moves into a new town with an athlete, a genki, an oujo, an Osakan, and a shrinking violet. She's got a friend who's the butt monkey of many jokes. Only with her girls has she become uber powerful.
Don't forget another transfer student who starts rivalry with her.
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Old 2013-02-10, 12:49   Link #224
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Spoiler for Episode 13 promo:


Finally some substantial footage. Not only the alicornisation event, but the whole episode promises to be epic. Which is par for the course with MLP season finals. I can't wait!

Games Ponies Play is out already, and it's a simple quality episode. Presumably based on a Fawlty Towers episode, although with that show never having aired in Russia, fans over there draw more parallels with Nikolai Gogol's "The Government Inspector" Simple fun, moar Cadance, shout-outs to the simultaneously-happening events of Just for Sidekicks, and the Mane Six' cheerleading is a total WIN. Oh, and we've seen a flashback with little Dashie and a rainbow-maned stallion, presumably her father.
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Old 2013-02-17, 11:49   Link #225
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Old 2013-02-17, 17:05   Link #226
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Old 2013-02-18, 00:14   Link #227
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As far as I know, another 26 episodes has been bought and paid for, but that could mean 13 episodes for season 4, and 13 for season 5. There were only 13 episodes in season 3, after all.
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Old 2013-02-18, 09:31   Link #228
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Having watched "Magical Mystery Cure", I can see it going in the following:
  • I think that they're trying to play up the "with great power comes great responsibility" arc
  • At first, Twilight is first excited at becoming a princess, but does she really want to be one?
  • What would happen to her friends? Will she value her friends more than being a princess?

According to Meghan McCarthy, "Magical Mystery Cure" is part 1 of 3.

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Old 2013-03-03, 17:57   Link #229
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Turns out that making Twilight Sparkle into an alicorn was set in stone since Nov. 2011:
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/0...ters-room.html
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Old 2013-03-18, 08:45   Link #230
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Miyuki Sawashiro will be voicing Twilight Sparkle?! Are you kidding me?! They've brought out the big guns ?!

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/inte...cast-announced

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Li Shaoran (Motoko Kumai) as Spike feels... Strangely appropriate for some reason.

Belldandy (Kikuko Inoue) as Celestia is a no brainer.

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Old 2013-03-18, 10:19   Link #231
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Miyuki Sawashiro will be voicing Twilight Sparkle?! Are you kidding me?! They've brought out the big guns ?!

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/inte...cast-announced

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Li Shaoran (Motoko Kumai) as Spike feels... Strangely appropriate for some reason.

Belldandy (Kikuko Inoue) as Celestia is a no brainer.
All-star cast indeed.
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Old 2013-03-18, 10:41   Link #232
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Turns out that making Twilight Sparkle into an alicorn was set in stone since Nov. 2011:
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/0...ters-room.html
The second.... the SECOND twilight was mentioned to be her student i knew she would turn into a alicorn.
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Old 2013-03-18, 11:35   Link #233
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Now I wonder who is doing the singing voices.
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Old 2013-03-18, 16:42   Link #234
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Miyuki Sawashiro will be voicing Twilight Sparkle?! Are you kidding me?! They've brought out the big guns ?!

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/inte...cast-announced

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Li Shaoran (Motoko Kumai) as Spike feels... Strangely appropriate for some reason.

Belldandy (Kikuko Inoue) as Celestia is a no brainer.
And then there's Kyubey (Emiri Katō) as Fluttershy.
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Old 2013-03-18, 16:48   Link #235
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Yeah, the first four ponies are voiced by relatively new comers, then all of a sudden they brought in the big names
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Old 2013-03-18, 17:09   Link #236
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http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm20373616
The presentation is right here! and the Japanese theme song!
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Old 2013-03-18, 18:49   Link #237
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Turns out that making Twilight Sparkle into an alicorn was set in stone since Nov. 2011:
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/0...ters-room.html
Honestly that's not surprising. The second we saw that flash back about how Twilight ended up Celestia's student screamed "I HAVE FOUND A CHOOSEN ONE!" to me.
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Old 2013-03-19, 15:55   Link #238
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Honestly that's not surprising. The second we saw that flash back about how Twilight ended up Celestia's student screamed "I HAVE FOUND A CHOOSEN ONE!" to me.
Heck, according to series developer Lauren Faust,
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Old 2013-04-09, 05:54   Link #239
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Here's the Japanese opening:



And the ending:



Here's that Twi and Fluttershy sound like in Japanese:

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Old 2013-04-09, 06:18   Link #240
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I think Twilight sounds the most 'natural', as expected of Sawashiro-san being the most experienced of the six Pinkie's seiyuu is pretty good at keeping her character's high tension, though Fluttershy sounds abit flat....

The other ponies might have suffered from not having their 'accent', particularly Rarity.







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