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by Saint of Killers » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:46 am

It used to be on UK Netflix (pretty sure) but isn't any longer.

MHA Tournament Arc GET.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:10 am

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Jam-Master Jay wrote:You're in for a treat with the next few episodes, and then season 2 comes along and somehow manages to top it while also having twice as many episodes. :wub:

There's also a spinoff prequel of sorts which focuses on unlicensed vigilante heroes with a few cameos from the main cast and hints at future plot points. No word on that getting an anime, but it's only around 15 chapters so far and is fairly enjoyable.

A few characters in OPM and BnHA also share similar ideals/goals and it would be interesting to see how they would interact.


Oh maaaan! 11, 12 and half of 13 were teeense. And holy gooseberry fool at my failing to spot Naval Laser guy was missing for most of it :lol: :fp:

Double the eps for season 2?! Yass!

And now back to the rest of ep 13 :slol: Took a break to calm tf down.

edit: what's the deal with that copper in the long coat? Seems kinda big for a regular cop...


Aoyama with the navel laser is amazing. Wait 'til you hear his hero name. :lol:

I assume you mean Tsukauchi - He's a close friend of All Might's and works with him/bends the rules to protect his secret.

I look forward to seeing your impressions of the Tournament arc, it's often regarded as one of the best in any anime or manga. It's also worth noting that a lot of the season 2 episodes feature substantial after-credit scenes that are worth watching.

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:38 am

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Jam-Master Jay wrote:You're in for a treat with the next few episodes, and then season 2 comes along and somehow manages to top it while also having twice as many episodes. :wub:

There's also a spinoff prequel of sorts which focuses on unlicensed vigilante heroes with a few cameos from the main cast and hints at future plot points. No word on that getting an anime, but it's only around 15 chapters so far and is fairly enjoyable.

A few characters in OPM and BnHA also share similar ideals/goals and it would be interesting to see how they would interact.


Oh maaaan! 11, 12 and half of 13 were teeense. And holy gooseberry fool at my failing to spot Naval Laser guy was missing for most of it :lol: :fp:

Double the eps for season 2?! Yass!

And now back to the rest of ep 13 :slol: Took a break to calm tf down.

edit: what's the deal with that copper in the long coat? Seems kinda big for a regular cop...


Aoyama with the navel laser is amazing. Wait 'til you hear his hero name. :lol:

I assume you mean Tsukauchi - He's a close friend of All Might's and works with him/bends the rules to protect his secret.

I look forward to seeing your impressions of the Tournament arc, it's often regarded as one of the best in any anime or manga. It's also worth noting that a lot of the season 2 episodes feature substantial after-credit scenes that are worth watching.


The cop: Aye, him. He just seemed to have a bit of a spotlight on him (as it were) for a background character. I should have continued watching the ep before making the observation out loud.

I didn't like navel laser at first, but since they've moved to the classroom setting he's one of my favourite supporting characters.

I learned about after credits the hard way :oops: Ta for the heads up on s2's.

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Yulehide » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:05 pm

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Ironhide wrote:Just finished Gurren Laggan, that's definitely one of the best anime series I've seen.


Now watch Avatar, it's such an amazing show, I'd rate it above Gurren Laggan. Awesome action, back story development, and best of all the animation is superb, and it's also on Netflix (Or at least here in Canada it is)!


I've always overlooked Avatar as it looks to be aimed at a younger audience. This might just be because it was shown on Nickelodeon and I assumed that as an adult it'd bore me to death.

Edit: just started Rurouni Kenshin and it seems fairly decent so far apart from Kenshins irritating voice already making me consider switching to the English dub.

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by Rightey » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:54 am

Ironhide wrote:
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Ironhide wrote:Just finished Gurren Laggan, that's definitely one of the best anime series I've seen.


Now watch Avatar, it's such an amazing show, I'd rate it above Gurren Laggan. Awesome action, back story development, and best of all the animation is superb, and it's also on Netflix (Or at least here in Canada it is)!


I've always overlooked Avatar as it looks to be aimed at a younger audience. This might just be because it was shown on Nickelodeon and I assumed that as an adult it'd bore me to death.


Not at all! It's true it was on Nickleodeon and so it's no where near the level of NSFW as Kill la Kill, but the story was really amazing, it's a little slow to start though, give it around 3-4 episodes.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:38 am

Ironhide wrote:Edit: just started Rurouni Kenshin and it seems fairly decent so far apart from Kenshins irritating voice already making me consider switching to the English dub.


:toot:

I usually prefer subs but I went with dub for RK and enjoyed it.

Edit: just switched to Japanese audio and... man, that'd take some getting used to. :lol:

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by Yulehide » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:05 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Edit: just started Rurouni Kenshin and it seems fairly decent so far apart from Kenshins irritating voice already making me consider switching to the English dub.


:toot:

I usually prefer subs but I went with dub for RK and enjoyed it.

Edit: just switched to Japanese audio and... man, that'd take some getting used to. :lol:


Combined with the hairstyle (seemingly later borrowed by Kasumi from DOA) it makes him seem incredibly efeminate, although that seems a common thing in anime (and JRPG's).

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:32 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Edit: just started Rurouni Kenshin and it seems fairly decent so far apart from Kenshins irritating voice already making me consider switching to the English dub.


:toot:

I usually prefer subs but I went with dub for RK and enjoyed it.

Edit: just switched to Japanese audio and... man, that'd take some getting used to. :lol:


Combined with the hairstyle (seemingly later borrowed by Kasumi from DOA) it makes him seem incredibly efeminate, although that seems a common thing in anime (and JRPG's).


Which is funny because first time I ever saw Kenshin (on a tee) I thought he was a female.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:05 pm

I think that was a fairly common trait of popular manga/anime art-styles of the mid-late-90's. It's quite interesting to see how the industry evolves with certain art-styles or subject matter being the new 'in' thing for a few years before they move on.

Certainly makes you more appreciative of those authors who have stuck to their own unique style over the years or being responsible for a trend in the first place.

I've just seen that the season finale of Made in Abyss is going to be an hour long. I enjoyed the anime so much I ended up getting up-to-date with the manga in the space of a couple of hours, but boy does it have me looking forward to seeing certain things animated. :wub:

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:29 pm

That latest chapter of Boku no Hero Academia... epic moments and feels galore. :datass:

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by Lastpostamorph » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:49 am

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by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:28 am

I've only ever seen the first arc of the show (i.e. when Brock & Misty were originally Ash's companions), so I have no idea about the context of how the art style has evolved, but for what it's worth I kind of like it. It's clean and simple and I imagine it lets them focus on having more expressive animation.

Ash's 'freckles' should probably be a bit smaller though to be fair.

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by Yulehide » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm

Still watching Rorouni Kenshin but I'm not rushing through it like the last couple of animes I watched. Its not that I'm not enjoying it but more a case of doing things other than sitting watching Netflix all day.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:41 pm

Ironhide wrote:Still watching Rorouni Kenshin but I'm not rushing through it like the last couple of animes I watched. Its not that I'm not enjoying it but more a case of doing things other than sitting watching Netflix all day.


Nothing wrong with making it last, especially given the fact the 3rd series is all over the place. And it *still* doesn't have a this show leaving on... message attached to it, so you've loads of time yet before they remove it.

Did anyone recommend Hunter x Hunter? That's really good as well but no longer on Netflix. (Taken off somewhat recently.) Easy to obtain via other means if you're so inclined.

Jam-Master Jay wrote:That latest chapter of Boku no Hero Academia... epic moments and feels galore. :datass:


The manga or the anime? I need to get into reading manga. I think a good place to start would be where Berserk anime quality turned to gooseberry fool...

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Met » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:51 pm

The only thing to keep in mind with reading Berserk is that it's a very slow burn.

Guts and boat. Guts and boat and their hiatuses. Guts and boat, forever. 7 years Guts and boat.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:58 pm

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Jam-Master Jay wrote:That latest chapter of Boku no Hero Academia... epic moments and feels galore. :datass:


The manga or the anime? I need to get into reading manga. I think a good place to start would be where Berserk anime quality turned to gooseberry fool...


The manga that time, although the most recent episode was pretty great too.

The problem with the Berserk anime is that even the original 1997 version cut parts of the story out and really could have done with one more episodes to tidy up the ending. If you don't want to miss anything I'd honestly recommend reading from the beginning, or at the very least from volume 10 for the rescue arc as a number of things are changed or missing from this point onward. Plus, who doesn't enjoy reliving The Eclipse one more time? :shifty: If you want to rinse the memory of the recent anime away then chapter 79 is a good place to start.

It's great to read, but once you're up-to-date you'll experience the agony of hiatus-after-hiatus.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:33 pm

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Only downside is it requires Adobe Flash :dread: Solution: install it on a browser you'll only use to read the comic.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 pm

Met wrote:The only thing to keep in mind with reading Berserk is that it's a very slow burn.

Guts and boat. Guts and boat and their hiatuses. Guts and boat, forever. 7 years Guts and boat.


*googles*

:lol: Wow. That's a hell of trip. I feel for you guys.

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Saint of Killers wrote:
Jam-Master Jay wrote:That latest chapter of Boku no Hero Academia... epic moments and feels galore. :datass:


The manga or the anime? I need to get into reading manga. I think a good place to start would be where Berserk anime quality turned to gooseberry fool...


The manga that time, although the most recent episode was pretty great too.

The problem with the Berserk anime is that even the original 1997 version cut parts of the story out and really could have done with one more episodes to tidy up the ending. If you don't want to miss anything I'd honestly recommend reading from the beginning, or at the very least from volume 10 for the rescue arc as a number of things are changed or missing from this point onward. Plus, who doesn't enjoy reliving The Eclipse one more time? :shifty: If you want to rinse the memory of the recent anime away then chapter 79 is a good place to start.

It's great to read, but once you're up-to-date you'll experience the agony of hiatus-after-hiatus.


I've actually had volume 10 in my Amazon wish list for ages. Hopefully it takes me ages to catch up by which time even more volumes will be published! (I hope.)

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Met » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:31 pm

It's actually published up to volume 38 in English, which is them just getting off the boat. So it's more or less up to date if that's how you want to run through it.

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by Qikzen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:45 pm

Hajimete no Gal is pretty good from what I've seen so far. <3

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