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  1. Dann of Thursday
    Today 01:07
    Dann of Thursday
    I got a second seasonal job for the weekends and the holidays so I don't get any real time off until the end of January or not at all if I end up staying on to make some more money. I'd quite recommend it. Needed something humorous a while back and it did the trick. It has an anime premiering in January, though I'm worried about it doing the manga justice. I remember Altair, but may have forgotten Kono Oto if we discussed it at all. If you want, though not sure when I'd be able to really go through them.

    Heard good things, though haven't looked into it much. I believe that one is getting an adaptation next year as well.
  2. Dann of Thursday
    Today 01:06
    Dann of Thursday
    Well, she still has the whole love interest for Lelouch aspect, which they've kept and accelerated to an actual relationship instead of doing the whole "I can't just admit my feelings" game. Not that there would have been time for that. That they went to so much trouble when they easily could have regulated her entirely as just one of Lelouch's friends gives me the exact opposite impression. I mean, that was never going to happen in the first place and was never the intention. They aren't walking it back either. He died in the Tv series and by all accounts that stuck. He died in the movies too, but circumstances emerged that are seemingly allowing him to come back. There's a slight change in C.C.'s demeanor as well in that compared to the TV series she is much less able to just accept things and move on in the movies. Most of the issues with R2 were due to them getting put in a morning timeslot when before they were in a prime time night slot, which made them scrap a bunch of plans as they were now worried about fans coming into the shows through that new time slot. So there was some scrambling, but not so much because of the success catching things off guard.

    I'm seeing reports they aren't dubbing the compilation films, though I haven't seen anything official. One thing that would be difficult is that the majority are either outside Funimations usual pool of talent or have mostly gotten out of the anime voicing gig like Troy Baker and Steve Blum. I could see Resurrection getting it though at least.

    How unfortunately short sighted then, though I haven't heard that one before. Most issues I hear with the two is that F91 suffers due to being an entire 13 episode series condensed into a film and Victory being kind of weird and tenuous with it's connections to the rest. F91 actually has a very popular manga sequel called Crossbone Gundam, which I quite like and sadly has never been animated.

    Or they just have machines and enough knowledge of Geass to be able to analyze that sort of thing? I'm not saying it's impossible, but I'll wait until we get some official confirmation to start claiming everyone there has a Geass. I'd like to actually get an official translation as I've seen about 4 with Zilkstan being the most recent from a synopsis translation. Lelouch is hardly infallible. Hell, a lot of his plans had some outside factor come in to wreck them that left him scrambling at the time. This just being another instance of that with him being unable to find a way out of it due to being dead. We don't know the particulars of his capture or when any of those lines take place. They could pop up in a number of places and it's not uncommon to give lines out of context. And as before, I'm banking on him not expecting C.C. to pull any of this. The short story they released with the ticket preorders already indicates that C.C. told him nothing of what she was planning.

    Eh, not quite as the context is a bit different given that it's Shirley and their relationship in the movies. Except the director flat out stated it didn't happen. So it didn't. That was actually a line from the original series that they kept, though it's just about the only thing we have right now that could count for anything. Why would Lelouch have any idea for this? Him having an actual plan to resurrect himself from materials we have was not something that happened and even if it did also muddles up the themes with both his and Suzaku's sacrifice quite a bit. I agree, which is why them doing it at all implies they have some role in mind for Shirley, though again the only one I can think of is as a token love interest. I find it highly unlikely they go that happy, but it probably depends on the themes of the film in the end. He also differed from his father in a number of ways and never displayed any of these kinds of tendencies or even interest. Hell, in the anime they outright made fun of the concept with that 108 dates thing Sayako set up where he was completely inept with no idea what to do. And either rejects or doesn't care about any of it. I'd be incredibly disappointed if they went such a direction with his character at this point and it'd be tonally off as well I think. If she's persistent enough it might stick depending on how it all ends up playing out, though I agree on C.C. ultimately being the best match. They could totally make up some excuse like him surviving, taking Kallen's words to heart and rejected what Lelouch did. Whoever the new Zero is could claim he's been working under them the whole time.

    We'll see if anything comes up in any further trailers they put out though there's a little under two months till the movie now. It was a two minute teaser with text between the shots. Not really a whole lot all things considered.
  3. Dann of Thursday
    2018-12-14 10:12
    Dann of Thursday
    If it was a setup for C.C., then she wouldn't have been needed at all. I don't expect her to come up in a big way, but I think they have something in mind for her even if it's as a token romantic partner for Lelouch to go back to if he comes back and stays alive. Outside of Japan maybe, but in Japan I could see it drawing new people in. I simply don't agree with the notion that it's covering their ass I guess.

    Maybe, I could see it being even later depending on if they simply release a subbed version or a dubbed version as well.

    Extraordinarily unlikely since those shows still have their fans and are I believe well regarded.

    Maybe, but there's no real indications thus far. I think he may possibly be blind too, which makes him a weird counterpart to Nunnally. They definitely have some knowledge of things, though no real clue on their goal yet. That was mentioned in the synopsis for the film. It's a land of warriors that once defeated the army of Britannia. Presumably this caused them to be left alone or something. There was always on the world map this place in the Middle East that wasn't claimed by any party. Though why they never bothered doing anything before I don't know unless they are very isolationist. Her trying to bring him back at all is going against his wishes and risking the peace. Suzaku has a line about that to someone as well and C.C. is the only one who makes sense really since I don't know why anyone in this nation would care about breaking the peace. I mean the plan was always naive. I think Schneizel even called him on it. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if he really didn't account for this sort of scenario.

    Yeah, it came across more he was saying goodbye to tie up loose ends and when she started pushing and what not he cut the call. I have no idea why C.C. would care in the least about any of that in regards to Shirley. Given we see that she's with Jeremiah by the letter at the end, the logical conclusion is that meeting is where C.C. essentially recruited her into her plan. I think it's in character for him to contact her all on his own to say goodbye given they were dating and he's the type he would take that sort of thing seriously regardless. Or as before, it's to be someone who is there for Lelouch once he is back. Akito wasn't written and directed by the creators so it having a happy ending doesn't really factor with this at all I think. I didn't, but it's completely out of character for him to do so. And Lelouch doesn't flirt with anyone in this really. There was even a short story once about how he finds the whole taking tons of wives thing an ancient practice. He just isn't the type for it especially with how clueless he is about this sort of thing. I've mentioned my doubts on that. Could see some thing where she's by him platonically and if he ends up with Shirley, watches over their descendants or something. I admit, I don't know what Suzaku does after this. Going back to Zero doesn't seem likely though I suppose they can make up some excuse that allows him to continue to serve.

    Given the situation, unless such as scene is at the end of the film I can't see a practical reason to dress up in that outfit again given the situation. Unless plans changed as they went about getting things together. Or you go so far back she isn't around.

    Even if it's not super serious, them dating at all is a big change for both of them.

    I'm sort of behind on everything. Just don't have as much time. Read a bit of the Goblin Slayer manga, which was alright as well as a fun comedic manga called Kaguya-sama Wants To Be Confessed To. Not heard of that one myself.
  4. Dann of Thursday
    2018-12-13 11:50
    Dann of Thursday
    I still floss, but never really done mouth wash myself. I actually have a dentist right down the street from my apartment, which is convenient. I'd honestly think she'd just get a cameo were it not for them having her somehow be involved in whatever C.C.'s up to. Except the anime series was done and finished and at the time there were no intentions for any sort of continuation. Well, that is who they're primarily thinking of here in terms of the audience, which will have people who will go and check these out. I do wish they'd had more new scenes or scenes that served to lead into the next film. Maybe? They did do the Akito OVAs a while after, but I don't know how much of a cash cow it really was or what the process was for how they decided to go about this.

    Yeah, it's a little under a month now and releases full in Japan either today or tomorrow I think. The release for Resurrection isn't too far either really as it's a bit under two months now.

    I'm pretty much out of the loop with Gundam right now, though I heard a little about NT. I mean, it won't amount to much in the end since it has to lead into F91 and then Victory, which is around 30 and 60 years after respectively. They're not much better honestly, though there are parties on both sides tired of all this.

    So many? We only have confirmation of the one guy and no one else, though it's not impossible they have more. Well, beating him does create some pretty high stakes for how tough these people are if they can manage that, though we don't know yet the full circumstances for his loss. C.C. may end up coming in as a third party to help provided she isn't working with the antagonists in some way towards her own ends. I suppose it depends on what the reason for all this is. If this country managing all this is due to C.C. assisting them in her effort to bring Lelouch back, then the reasoning still holds that she would be better off letting him go. It did have a proper finale in the tv series. Someone (creators, Sunrise, or both) probably just decided to make some money by announcing a new project with the prospect of bringing Lelouch back, which they probably know would get people excited. They've talked about doing more with in stuff like games and whatnot, which has come to pass with a bunch of different game crossovers in Japan and some new mobile game for the series. Beyond that, no idea.

    Hmm? Lelouch had his little phone call with Shirley to presumably say goodbye then hung up. Then C.C. appeared before Shirley while Lelouch was in Japan visiting Ashford for the UFN conference. We don't have any idea what was discussed (indications at least are that she explained everything to Shirley), but then in the ending C.C. is reading a letter signed by both Jeremiah and Shirley. Shirley is apparently still attending Ashford, but I guess helping out in the meantime with whatever? Speculation is that they have Lelouch's body, but there's no real evidence of that. I just can't envision the creators going for that full blown. If Lelouch does come back, I'll be astonished if C.C. doesn't die. Not onscreen apparently, but they have it established now and she doesn't really have any other role to play then love interest. I don't think romance is especially important to them anyway so it being regulated to a side thing we only get at the end wouldn't be surprising. They'd never go for a harem ending and it wouldn't be in character for Lelouch to go that way either. I could see that being what happens, but I expect the bittersweetness to come in with the fact he'll have to watch everyone die and in a sense be alone for eternity.

    The second poster for the film has him in a new outfit which is presumably what he wears for when he pilots the Lancelot. I could see things like that coming up but perhaps not in the same way they're shown in the trailer. Unless you go way into the past or way into the future, you'd probably still run into the same problems, which is why a complete AU with no returning characters would be the best bet.

    They actually specifically say that their level of dating is like elementary or middle-school level due to Lelouch being so focused on Nunnally, but that it's apparently a good relationship nonetheless. I linked an article on this as well as Taniguchi discussing the changes for the movies. I mean there are scenes and lines of dialogue to indicate it, though I agree that it's weird they insert this but don't have any actual scenes demonstrating it.

    https://mononoke-no-ko.tumblr.com/po...rom-code-geass

    https://mononoke-no-ko.tumblr.com/po...the-last-scene

    https://mononoke-no-ko.tumblr.com/po...-dating-in-the

    I wouldn't expect anything anytime soon unless they give us a breather arc after these mock battles.
  5. Dann of Thursday
    2018-12-12 13:53
    Dann of Thursday
    I have nothing to back this up really, but I think maybe Taniguchi likes her character and her relationship with Lelouch. It pretty much all is and even going by what they described of her role in the films I don't really get the point myself really. There was some explanation for why they were dating, but my reaction to it all was why anyone would care. And one of the stated reasons for the films was that they could serve as a way to bring newcomers to the series quicker. With that in mind though, why is a new viewer supposed to care about Shirley at all or her relationship with Lelouch? It's partly why I'm convinced that if they do any romance in this, it'll be in some minor way with Shirley. She's there be the girl waiting for him or something and that's why C.C. brought her in at all. The kiss with Kallen was baffling since they cut out pretty much all the romance with her developing feelings for Lelouch and they have a scene explaining away the kiss as entirely unromantic as they did in the original series. They've always made it clear in interviews and such that Lelouch and C.C.'s relationship was in no way romantic, just extremely close. I don't ever expect them to ever fully go that direction with the two of them. Potentially, except it was outright stated that Mao did not show up in this version of events so it doesn't really matter. Well the point was to introduce it to new fans and I think because the creators think the series is best left alone as it is, so they don't want to do any continuations to it at all. So it's a means to keep up with the franchise while leaving the original series they ended to exist as they wanted it to. We don't know who approached who about this project after all and the creators may have wanted the original work left alone so this was them meeting halfway. Well, they do have the licenses for the films so they may still do a release of some kind in advance of the movie.

    I only saw anime through the AFO fight so I haven't watched how they did the exams there. I think that's deliberate since I seem to recall some sort of extra story by the author that had them essentially go on a date.

    Oh no, I started doing this again! Sorry
  6. Dann of Thursday
    2018-12-12 13:52
    Dann of Thursday
    Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if something is wrong with me though I try to brush regularly. Eh, they do feature some instances like Shirley and the bits of the ending that serve as a lead-in. Plus for newer people to the series you can get a relatively quick recap of things. If you just watch the series and then the movies, you may end up confused as the two aren't supposed to connect. I think the creators wanted to leave the series on its own as they were fine with the way it ended. The films allow them to explore the whole idea of Lelouch coming back without potentially tainting the original series. I wonder, if they have a new anime start, if they'll recap it in episodic form like they did the other two films, though I always heard those were rather weak.

    For Broly? Yeah, I just got some the other day. I just searched Dragon Ball Super Broly tickets and got results in my area. I did a search for NYC Dragon Ball Super Broly tickets and got some results for theaters around there, though no idea which ones you'd be hoping for. I could I guess or maybe a half day to make sure I can make it.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=new+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    Unless he's up to speed somehow from being a spirit or something. I don't really expect him to need to do much for some reason. I just don't see this leading to some scenario where the world absolutely needs Lelouch back to solve anything. I'm more expecting the point to be that C.C. needs to move on like everyone else has been trying to do and learn to live in a world with him gone. You'd could even make it some kind of meta-commentary on their part about people needing to let the character go. They've said this is supposed to be a sort of finale too. C.C. does have the advantage of immortality in that she can keep watch forever. Unless they have him take the Code, her be rendered mortal or dead, and then have him do it, to go against everything I just said.

    I prefer to think I'm being realistic here I mean it's not a redefinition of canon. It's an AU. The tv series just exists as it's own separate thing. So if you don't like the movie, you can just ignore and stick to the series I guess? And Shirley is apparently more a consequence of there not being a way to keep the Mao arc and Taniguchi not thinking her dying makes sense then. I actually agree with that since cutting that and everything that came from it takes away any impact her death might have had. I mean, Lelouch has to die at the end. Shirley's a supporting character and thus her death isn't as vital as his or Euphemia's as another example. I've gotten confused on what promise she's talking about honestly. Is it just the smile one then? I'd like them to stay by the other's side, but that almost feels too happy an ending for this show which is why I think one of them isn't sticking around. Unless one of them is mortal and the other immortal so there is some bittersweetness there. I've kind of been thinking he ends up with Shirley in the end (that perhaps being the entire reason C.C. brought her into this) and maybe we have a flash forward where they have a daughter named after C.C. (thus finally resolving that mystery). If C.C. dies it's a nice tribute and if not they can have it be that she watches over his descendants.

    Except there are bits that don't seem to fit anymore with what little has been shown especially the environments since we seem to mostly be in the desert along with him being in his Rounds outfit (we already see in the poster he seems to get something completely different). I think it's more of a proof of concept trailer so they had something to show off or things changed as they went along. I kind of think that's a bit of a problem as it prevents them from branching out with the franchise at all. Really I think they'd be best served getting as far away from the original cast as possible if they want to do more with it. Go full AU with no returning characters like how Gundam eventually started doing beginning with G Gundam.
  7. Dann of Thursday
    2018-12-11 01:05
    Dann of Thursday
    I'm a fair bit behind to be honest. Just need to find the time, but I don't have a lot of it right now. I was surprised to see they were bothering to have it in theaters at all, though the fact they haven't gotten around to releasing the films despite having the license makes me wonder how long after the Japan release it will be. A good portion past a certain point is apparently just a big fight, but a extremely well animated one. Not sure how I feel about that since DB Minus always felt a bit weird.

    Actually looks like tickets opened up around me so I managed to get in a ticket. I just hope I can get there in time as it's an hour after work ends, but traffic can get pretty bad going home at times. Possibly, though I've just been having a harder and harder time imagining him being around all that much or contributing much if he does beyond a last minute save. I think that is selling C.C. incredibly short in terms of her abilities. She helped keep the BK together after Lelouch was captured and Lelouch always took her council seriously. Her major issue I think was apathy, but given a reason to care and her taking it seriously I think she could do just fine. Hell, the point of this might be that she (and everyone else) just need to move on past Lelouch and take care of things themselves. I feel like if he goes again he'd probably still want her to live and encourage her not to give up. Though that's partially that I don't see an ending with both of them alive. If one of them is alive it feels the other must be dead. Honestly, he tends to be about his plans mostly being successful just to fail at some crucial point down the line. I don't put any stock in that promotional video anymore. I think it was a proof of concept teaser they put together to show off the project to fans and the thing evolved into something a bit different with aspects getting set aside. But yeah, I'd be surprised to see him take the mantle back. It says the birth of a new legend so I don't think it's going to be either Lelouch or Suzaku officially taking the mantle, but someone new taking it full time.

    You can infer it from a few conversations and comments had, but it's pretty weird and doesn't seem to matter at all that I still don't get the point either. The two never have a direct conversation onscreen from what I can tell with the closest being phone calls we only hear one side of. Well, they had her get involved on this plan in some way so I'd imagine she's going to show up in some regard or else it's a waste of time. The fact they had a pre-established relationship makes me wonder if, in the event he comes back and sticks around, we're just going to see that they ended up together. Eh, it makes sense why they cut Mao from the movies. Anime is the anime and the movies are the movies. Same general story with some cuts and slight differences. And the anime has its ending while the movies get a continuation.

    I like the deeper red for the Guren though it looks way bulkier which I think is due to the arm.

    It's definitely quite solid and the anime has been quite good as well.
  8. Dann of Thursday
    2018-12-10 19:00
    Dann of Thursday
    Same here! Yeah, I've has some family members who needed it done and they didn't have a fun time. Hopefully I don't need to have that done at some point. I've always wondered how much the show has retained it's popularity over the years. It seems to have done so somewhat in Japan, but I doubt it has done so much anywhere else. I think the recent films and Super existing at all means GT is no longer a factor. I wouldn't be opposed to them utilizing some of the concepts from it and reworking them to not be dumb.

    I'm near Austin, but I'd only seen screenings mentioned for San Antonio so far. Hopefully they do some near here. I feel like NYC would definitely have some though as you say having it be near the area you're in could be the catch. I wonder about that really. I could see it being for the finale and perhaps even being just a few minutes at most. Given the whole birth of a new legend line and such, I'd lean towards someone new taking on the role. C.C. doing so to honor Lelouch's memory and exist as an Eternal Zero could line up with that. Not like she doesn't have some experience with it either. I just have extreme doubts of him coming back and actually sticking around at all I suppose. Though I've also been thinking C.C. will probably end up dead or they stick to the status quo with her living on eternally. It'd be nice if there were contingencies, but it wouldn't surprise me if there weren't any either. If Suzaku gets revealed, there's a few easy ways that can be explained away of course.

    Actually, at a recent fan event, there were some reports that he indicated not having recorded any lines for the movie. It may also have been a joke of course about how he's not listed anywhere in the starring credits so far, but hard to say. Shirley coming back was apparently in large part due to Mao's arc getting cut, though other members of the staff wanted to stick with her dying. Director Taniguchi couldn't see it though and so they had her live. They seem to be setting her up for something with her getting involved with C.C. and Jeremiah, but I have no idea what. Taniguchi also had it so that in the movie universe, she and Lelouch were casually dating since freshmen year though none of this is super obvious or important. A few lines here and there that give some indications but that's it. So is she supposed to be a love interest then waiting for him to return? Why would anyone care or expect anything out of her given how unimportant she is in the films?

    I don't know about cut. It takes place between the end of the ZR and start of the film and nothing about it all contradicts what info we have. Though the Black Albion seems to be a remnant from the original test footage that they inserted into canon, but appears to have been dropped or not used in between. What do you think of the new Lancelot and Guren anyway?
  9. Dann of Thursday
    2018-12-07 22:34
    Dann of Thursday
    Hey man! And congrats on both of those, though moreso on the Paralegal stuff as the root canals definitely don't sound like a fun time. I'm definitely intrigued though still a bit hesitant on the whole thing due to worrying how it'll play out. I expect we won't see that NA release until some months after the Japanese premiere unless they end up going a month after like the Dragonball Super movie. Don't think CG holds that kind of clout though.

    I just hope they have showing out where I am. Went through an analyzed much of the trailer, which has a lot of interesting stuff going on. I'm actually not convinced Lelouch is going to be in this much at all and wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't show up once. Don't think the Zero they're showing off is him either, but more likely someone like C.C. taking on the role.

    There's a translation of the synopsis as well as a short story they released that takes place a year after ZR with some interesting background details. Was released in conjunction with them announcing a special Zero version of the Lancelot Albion Metal Build figure. The blog I'm linking below actually does a lot of translation work for the series including interviews as well as some of the recent manga.

    https://mononoke-no-ko.tumblr.com/po...ction-synopsis

    https://mononoke-no-ko.tumblr.com/po...ion-side-story

    https://mononoke-no-ko.tumblr.com/po...e-zero-requiem

    https://mononoke-no-ko.tumblr.com/po...76230954/index
  10. Dann of Thursday
    2018-03-30 14:12
    Dann of Thursday
    I keep forgetting they're doing that. It's weird because I'm so used to the much older animation with it. Speaking of which, did you know they're apparently going to be doing a localized official release of the original?

    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/dai...r-2018/.127491

    http://www.sentaifilmworks.com/news/...remium-box-set

    It'd be nice if that premium set wasn't the only one because apparently its $800.

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