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by Rightey » Sun May 28, 2017 6:45 pm

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Rightey wrote:Awww this sucks, and I havn't even recovered from Crazy Manga shutting down :(

Are there any places where you can download files rather than just view?


I only stream via them, but apparently if you sign up to kissanime.ru you'll be able to see download links.


Thanks for the heads up, but I found a program called Manga Ripper that allows you to save the image files directly off a bunch of the larger streaming sites. :toot:

https://github.com/NguyenDanPhuong/MangaRipper

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:20 am

Currently watching and loving Rurourin Kenshin :wub: Love the mix of cheesy sitcom-esque family comedy, and cool af protag/fights. And the music, too. Love the music.


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by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:48 pm

I really need to get around to finishing Rurouni Kenshin, especially now there's that new Hokkaido arc being published.

Recent episode of My Hero Academia was absolutely amazing featuring some of the best fight animation I've seen in a long while. It really did the manga justice and i'd say it's worth watching even if you don't follow the series. Yutaka Nakamura is a god of animation.

Edit: Welp, Qwertee has JoJo T-shirts I NEED

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:00 am

OT Qwertee missed tee tip: search for tee name+artist in Google; chances are it's being sold somewhere else as well. Though it'll cost a little more than it did on Qwertee.

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by jawafour » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:31 pm

The Death Note "All In One" edition is arriving in the UK in September!

Yes, that means all 2,400 pages in a single volume. Ridiculous.

Ridiculously brilliant!

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It's up for pre-order priced at £28 on Amazon. That is a hell of a lot of bang for your buck!

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:55 am

Can a mod please change the title to The Japanese Anime and Manga thread? It'd make it easier to search for.

Anyway! Finished the big storyline of Rurouni Kenshin season 2. (It's on UK Netflix!) My only gripe being that I didn't like how it dragged on at first; I understood the need to split them up, but I felt it still had a little fat that could have been trimmed. Other than that* it was really enjoyable, and we're now back with the eps I love most: Kenshin and co getting on with life.

*and that whole cramming masses of dialogue into a short space of time which the series as a whole suffers from. Why do some anime do that? Is it because they're trying to stick to original script and on screen timing?

I also started on Hunter x Hunter. (Coming off UK Netflix at end of July.) Enjoying it, too.

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PostRe: The Japanime and Japanga Thread
by Rightey » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:42 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:I also started on Hunter x Hunter. (Coming off UK Netflix at end of July.) Enjoying it, too.


I'm watching this with my wife, it's a pretty good series but the way they deal with death and killing is so jarring. I think it might be because it feels like the show should be set in medieval times or something but they have cell phones and zepplins.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Saint of Killers » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:01 pm

I dunno what I was expecting (something kid friendly?) but the body count and casualness of being confronted with murder in the exams was totally unexpected :shock: :lol:

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by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:23 pm

It's a common observation with Hunter X Hunter. Early on the visuals and characters remind you of something like the original Dragonball, but you're soon introduced to unique abilities and actual psychopaths who revel in murder. A recent chapter ended with two youngish characters being killed, one beheaded whilst the other was gutted and left in a playground with birds pecking at their corpses :lol:.

Great series though, and it's finally out of hiatus although with Togashi's track record it'll probably be gone again in a week or two. :cry:

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Rightey » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:15 am

Saint of Killers wrote:I dunno what I was expecting (something kid friendly?) but the body count and casualness of being confronted with murder in the exams was totally unexpected :shock: :lol:


Yeah this gets worse. I'm currently on the Chimera ants part and while I wouldn't say there's a lot of gore it is kind of jarring when it happens :dread:

Also I feel like in this show, everyone's power level is totally inconsistent. In the case of the Chimera ants:

How could it be possible that even these squad leaders are giving Gon and Killua so much trouble? They just learned about Nen a little while ago while these guys were training for a much longer time! All of them appear to be way weaker than the enemies they faced on Greed Island so why are they having so many problems?

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by Qikz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:53 am

So I just finished watching Assasination Classroom today.

I thought I was ready for that ending, but by god I wasn't.

I sat there crying like a bitch along with my step brother for that entire episode. Korosensei :(

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by Qikz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:00 pm

Watched 91 Days and FLCL over the weekend.

I really enjoyed both. I really love Trigger/Gainax when they were with them and somehow FLCL had evaded me. I couldn't work out what on earth was going on, but I think that's part of the fun. Also the soundtrack as incredible.



For example.

91 Days was a really nice little Mafia story. It moved really quickly and there were plot twists every single episode. Can't really complain about it!

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Lagamorph » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:05 pm

I watched FLCL way back when it first came out and didn't enjoy it at all. It just didn't click with me for some reason.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:06 pm

I really need to finish 91 days. Got a few episodes in before getting distracted by other series.

Quite enjoying the Made in Abyss anime and it features some really beautiful animation.

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by Qikz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:08 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I watched FLCL way back when it first came out and didn't enjoy it at all. It just didn't click with me for some reason.


I love Triggers stuff. None of it makes any sense and things just keep on escalating. Their animation style is always crazy too and for some reason it just clicks with me. A recent example of an amazing series by them is Little Witch Academia and I recommend you watch it.

Have you watched Gurren Laggan and Kill La Kill? They're probably the best examples outside of LWA and FLCL of what Trigger are about. That and Uchuu Patrol Luluco and Inferno Cop.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Lagamorph » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:22 pm

I've watched Gurren Lagan, not the movies though as I just watched the series on Netflix, and did enjoy it for the most part (wasn't a huge fan of the ending mind) but not Kill La Kill, been on my list though. For some reason Netflix only have the sub rather than the dub and the Blurays for it remain stupid expensive.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Qikz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:28 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I've watched Gurren Lagan, not the movies though as I just watched the series on Netflix, and did enjoy it for the most part (wasn't a huge fan of the ending mind) but not Kill La Kill, been on my list though. For some reason Netflix only have the sub rather than the dub and the Blurays for it remain stupid expensive.


I respect the fact you watched Gurren Lagann Laga, but please don't sully Kill la Kill with a dub.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:39 pm

I bought Black Lagoon box set, S1 & 2, on a whim today. Seemed to have good reviews.

It was dirt cheap from a new seller on Amazon. £5 as opposed to £17 upwards from other sellers. Wasted fiver, or a good call?

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by Rightey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 pm

Qikz wrote:Watched 91 Days and FLCL over the weekend.

I really enjoyed both. I really love Trigger/Gainax when they were with them and somehow FLCL had evaded me. I couldn't work out what on earth was going on, but I think that's part of the fun. Also the soundtrack as incredible.


FLCL is probably my favourite anime ever. I have the box set that comes with some music from the pillows as well.

As you said for the most part you don't have any clue about what's going on but there are so many things that you notice when you think about it or watch it again.

I remember reading somewhere it was originally made for the studio to learn some new animation techniques. Also the dub is amazing, and with good reason, the director actually came to the US and selected the voice actors. So take that sub purists :x

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Karl » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:47 am

I have a feeling no-one here will be into it, but Sakura Quest is ridiculously good. I love its carefully-written, down-to-earth story and its incredibly endearing characters. It's dramatic in a mature, understated way that feels very realistic, but still makes lots of time for comedy, and it has these wonderful little surrealist touches that make it feel kind of like watching a pleasant dream.

The same studio made another cute-women-doing-grown-up-things show called Shirobako which I think is better-known -- I'll definitely check that out now.


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