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Disposable Ninja

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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #80 on: August 02, 2008, 10:08:50 PM »

When I was in second grade, there was this little picture book about a chunky bald man who went around in a hot air balloon with cute little animals. Other than the face and the color scheme (purples and greens) this character looked almost exactly like -- and to this day I still think of this as one of the coolest things ever -- Pierrot le Fou.

Why hasn't there been an anime even a tenth as great as Cowboy Bebop?
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2008, 06:18:39 PM »

Why hasn't there been an anime even a tenth as great as Cowboy Bebop?

I don't really watch much anymore, but it seems like most of the new anime I happen to investigate these days either reminds me of recent-past Final Fantasy cutscenes or poor EVA clones. I don't mean like 'good-old fashioned big fighting robots', but like, well... you know.

Reminds of the time I was looking for a copy of Tokyo Godfathers. I was in a shop run by a card-carrying recent Japanese immigrant. I asked him about the movie and he replied "Yeah... man, I remember when they were making anime that had, you know, actual stories..." he then kind of drifted away for a minute before telling me that he didn't have any copies because it was a total non-seller.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2008, 10:36:38 AM »

1988-1998 was the era of classy, sophisticated anime. Gunbuster, Akira, Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop.

That all changed in 1999 with Di Gi Charat. Suddenly, surreal cutesy stuff was popular. Now it's all self-referential otaku humour and character descriptions that read like a list of Danbooru tags.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2008, 10:50:43 AM »

i'm ok with that as long as the tags are "ham" or "5" or "character"

possibly "tagme"
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2008, 07:55:17 PM »

1988-1998 was the era of classy, sophisticated anime. Gunbuster, Akira, Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop.

That all changed in 1999 with Di Gi Charat. Suddenly, surreal cutesy stuff was popular. Now it's all self-referential otaku humour and character descriptions that read like a list of Danbooru tags.

And Angel Cop!

It seems like a big trend for the thing people hate most to become the thing that kills their hobbies.  I'm so sick of the harem and slice-of-life genre that I can just hate things to bald.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2008, 08:13:23 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I26EyUlmddw
It's great when the slice-of-life stuff includes hollow-point rounds and C4.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2008, 09:55:38 PM »

so uh i was looking for stuff to ebay today and idling price checking my various anime series that i could easily part with

there was an auction that ended with buy it now for Card Captor Sakura volumes 1-14 with both movies

for $400

apparantly it went out of print at some point

I own CCS 1-18 and both movies sealed that i bought off of right stuf to the tune of $200

anime finally pays off.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2008, 10:42:35 PM »

I did something like that today.  Except it was buying all of the Smithore, from everyone, for like 50 bucks a unit, and then selling it all back to the store for 250 bucks a unit, and basically making a killing on the same exact stock over and over.

also i was the only person farming or making energy.  i was basically king of irata
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #88 on: August 05, 2008, 01:23:28 PM »

A few years ago I saw copies of Shonen Jump US #1 go for $25. Now, a complete set of the first fifty volumes doesn't sell. I guess nobody wants old Shonen Jumps that didn't get in on the ground floor.

I'd read through them again, but I stopped collecting in 2006 and I'm missing the second one.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #89 on: September 27, 2008, 07:37:19 PM »

So guys, I finally got around to watching Gurren Lagann. And I just finished episode 4...
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WHY DID NO ONE WARN ME OF THIS!?
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #90 on: September 27, 2008, 08:29:47 PM »

What was episode 4 again?  Was that when it got awesome?  Or when it got more awesome?  I know it was before it got AWESOME, but besides about 3 episodes the things just gets more and more awesome.  Wait... is that the forgettable fuzzball quality episode?
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #91 on: September 27, 2008, 08:32:02 PM »

 ::(: The one they decided to animate in flash, yeah.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #92 on: September 27, 2008, 08:41:21 PM »

it was a guest director

related to the original director calling 2chan a bunch of morons and then quitting
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #93 on: September 27, 2008, 08:44:18 PM »

Most memorable part was Kamina making an incredibly stupid face.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #94 on: September 27, 2008, 10:29:57 PM »

it was a guest director

related to the original director calling 2chan a bunch of morons and then quitting

the guest director has his own 'style' and refused to actually do a good job and instead shat all over the episode.
2chan complained.
original director tried to defend the guest
quit out of shame.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #95 on: September 27, 2008, 11:19:38 PM »

In case you weren't aware that this generation's anime is being created by last generation's anime nerds.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #96 on: September 27, 2008, 11:20:02 PM »

except he didn't really quit.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #97 on: September 27, 2008, 11:55:16 PM »

HA! HA!  I'M SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH ANIME NOW!

Seriously, I don't even know what the fuck.

Somewhere along the line, I just stopped caring.   :sadpanda:
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #98 on: September 28, 2008, 02:10:33 AM »

HA! HA!  I'M SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH ANIME NOW!

Seriously, I don't even know what the fuck.

Somewhere along the line, I just stopped caring.   :sadpanda:

It's because there's a terrible lack of quality stuff to watch these days.
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Re: Jap Cartoons
« Reply #99 on: September 28, 2008, 06:24:55 AM »

In case you weren't aware that this generation's anime is being created by last generation's anime nerds.

Yeah, this.

Seriously, as much as I'm a curmudegeon yelling at the kids to get off his (admittedly nonexistant) lawn, I have no natural bias against Anime. But I sure don't see anything worth watching right now.
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