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not expecting a happy ending is probably a good thing, considering the story. Though you might be surprised, Anime adaptions of that sort tend to twist things in unexpected ways...but I would go in expecting a gut-punch ending anyway (which is in part why I've never watched it)

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Came across the latest Cyborg 009 movie last night.

 

Started out rather good, but then it got weird, really, really weird.

Basically an Israeli conglomerate was helping the US government fake a War on Terror, but it turned out the conglomerate was being brainwashed by God (via a creepy fossilized angel they kept in their boardroom) into destroying the world

 

 

At least it was pretty to look at.

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I'm a little shy of halfway through Scrapped Princess. Spoiler:

 

 

Getting a little Matrix-y,

 

 

but that's fine by me. I'm enjoying it a lot. Pretty nice character design, mostly looks good all around. Nice (albeit weird) blend of things as it's progressing.

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I remember Scrapped Princess being rather good if a little far-fetched at times.

 

I've recently finished Tiger and Bunny. 

Great show, but I was a little annoyed that despite it not being an adaptation, and having a 25 episode run, it still couldn't finish off all its plot lines.

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I could have sworn that there was a more recent version of this topic but my Forum-foo was insufficient to find it.

 

Anywho, a while back Dilvish Daughter introduced be to the King's Avatar, which is about a Pro in an MMO fighting game being forced off his team and the events that follow as he starts a new character in the public server and becoming the night shift manager in an Cyber-Cafe.  I really enjoyed it, and the first episode of season 2 just dropped on YouTube today.  Still looks good, even though the style seems slightly different. It is in Chinese, subed in English.  I guess they are releasing each episode on Sundays.

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I forgot about this thread...

I've picked up a few manga recently. I got the omnibus of Love In Hell, which was both horrifying and oddly wholesome. It looks like there's a sequel series I might look into. I started Liquid Soul Chamber which is post apocalypse with zombies, with a twist. They're not viral but I don't want to give away spoilers. I also got the first volume of Gigant and absolutely love it so far. A little Ecchi (okay, very Ecchi) but I'm reading it for the characters because they're so engaging. Sadly, the second volume was sold out in about a month so I haven't been able to continue with it yet.

I also picked up all of the Dragon Half manga after buying a DVD of the old OVA and discovering that it was a manga. I really wish I could find the RPG.

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We had a thread for this?

 

Wow, totally forgot it existed.

 

1 hour ago, CaptainPete said:

I forgot about this thread...

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I also picked up all of the Dragon Half manga after buying a DVD of the old OVA and discovering that it was a manga. I really wish I could find the RPG.

That takes me back. Slapstick high-fantasy, tons of tropes. And the ending theme song was frantically unforgettable.

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6 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

We had a thread for this?

 

Wow, totally forgot it existed.

 

That takes me back. Slapstick high-fantasy, tons of tropes. And the ending theme song was frantically unforgettable.

Yan-yan-yan... :lol:

Have you read the manga? It's really good. With parodies of Mario and Link. So, so funny.

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Update (for anyone who cares): I was able to find a reasonably priced copy of Gigant vol. 2. Hopefully, it turns up.

Also, have some nostalgia:

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Am I old if I recognise all 4 of those? (Although I'm not 100% on number 3)

 

Anime-wise, I've been slowly watching City Hunter.

Considering every episode is just a variation on the same handful of storylines, and I don't like the main character that much, it's surprisingly watchable.

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25 minutes ago, aku-chan said:

Am I old if I recognise all 4 of those? (Although I'm not 100% on number 3)

 

Anime-wise, I've been slowly watching City Hunter.

Considering every episode is just a variation on the same handful of storylines, and I don't like the main character that much, it's surprisingly watchable.

  1. Captain Harlock and Emeraldas
  2. Lina Inverse (Slayers)
  3. Minnie May (Gunsmith Cats)
  4. Mink (Dragon Half)
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7 hours ago, aku-chan said:

Am I old if I recognise all 4 of those? (Although I'm not 100% on number 3)

 

Anime-wise, I've been slowly watching City Hunter.

Considering every episode is just a variation on the same handful of storylines, and I don't like the main character that much, it's surprisingly watchable.

Well, the third covers quite a bit, like plushies, keychains, artbooks, etc.

I love City Hunter! I especially like when he goes up against the Lodoss?? gang and their hitman. The music is pretty great too.

6 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:
  1. Captain Harlock and Emeraldas
  2. Lina Inverse (Slayers)
  3. Minnie May (Gunsmith Cats)
  4. Mink (Dragon Half)

1. Macross (NOT that Robotech hack job) (I actually Met the voice actress of Minmay, Mari Iijima, when I worked for Books Nippan/Digital Manga)

2. Gunbuster

3. Area 88

4. Bubblegum Crisis

Any one of these would make great live action movies/TV shows

 

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Whooo, got the second season of Blue Exorcist as well as Second Plate of Food Wars to watch on Netflix... Going to be a busy weekend, that's for sure... 

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13 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:
  1. Captain Harlock and Emeraldas
  2. Lina Inverse (Slayers)
  3. Minnie May (Gunsmith Cats)
  4. Mink (Dragon Half)

 

Yay, I was right! 

Not quite sure how I knew No. 3 was from Gunsmith Cats though, I've never watched it.

 

6 hours ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

I love City Hunter! I especially like when he goes up against the Lodoss?? gang and their hitman. The music is pretty great too.

 

It's certainly growing on me, I just wish Ryo wasn't such a giant pervert.

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