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I started watching ".hack//Sign". I've seen 4 episodes so far . They seemed decent enough (or maybe good enough, I don't know, the pace is somewhat slow) and since they are interesting, I will continue to watch this. I hope the pace will pick up later on.

 

Also the last Naruto:Shippuden episode seemed like the first decent episode in a long time.

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Gundam 00 - episode 18

 

It seems obvious what direction they're going with this. It seemed obvious since the new characters were introduced if you pay attention to the intro. However, the preview makes it look like episode 19 isn't going to be the balls to the wall moment I'm anticipating.

 

It's a good series and it's moving forward quite quickly. I can't make up my mind as to if it's moving forward too quickly or if it likes to move forward a bit then quickly jump right back. When interesting things happen, you're not sure if it's development or delay. You just kind of hope they'll get back to that later.

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anyone mention The Twelve Kingdoms?

 

anyway, I've enjoyed what I've seen so far of that.

 

One of the best ever made. Too bad they never finished the whole anime though, it's not an abrupt ending, but at its current condition, it leaves many questions unanswered.

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I LOVE Space Runaway Ideon's ending theme.

 

Downloading the movie right now

 

The most famous of all "EVERYONE DIES" endings can't be anything but win

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Wow, sounds hard to believe, what I read about Sign here was just awesome, very Evangelionish so to speak :lol:

 

It also has Kazuniro Ito (GitS) who did the screenplay and always so wonderful Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Honneamise, Nadia, Evangelion, FLCL) as character designer.

 

Although ".hack//Sign is influenced by psychological and sociological subjects such as anxiety, escapism, and interpersonal relationships" and "They display faces frequently obscured by shadows or hidden by extreme angles. The dialogue is not heard, but shown through title cards: when someone speaks the screen blacks out and a line of red or blue text appears with the dialogue" makes me wonder why this just wasn't called "Evangelion 2, now without mechs!" :wowey:

 

Meh, it might still suck. Well, I'll check this out, but first I have few classics to finish :wowey:

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Haha, the main character looks very much like Shinji (both in appearance and behaviour -at least up to a point) which at the first episodes made me start relating hack characters with NGE characters.

 

I would say even more (concerning NGE comparisons) but since you have plans to watch it I shall refrain myself from spoiling it for you.

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anyone mention The Twelve Kingdoms?

 

anyway, I've enjoyed what I've seen so far of that.

 

One of the best ever made. Too bad they never finished the whole anime though, it's not an abrupt ending, but at its current condition, it leaves many questions unanswered.

 

Yeah. One of the reasons why I was so dissapointed with Jade Empire was that I had just then watched Twelve Kingdoms. It is in my mind probably the best example how to make an orginal setting. It was so orginal that it almost felt alien and was somewhat hard to follow in the beginning. Awsum. :thumbsup:

 

Oh, and this is for Xard, but being the Evangelion fan that he is he has probably seen it already.

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Yeah. One of the reasons why I was so dissapointed with Jade Empire was that I had just then watched Twelve Kingdoms. It is in my mind probably the best example how to make an orginal setting. It was so orginal that it almost felt alien and was somewhat hard to follow in the beginning. Awsum.

 

The anime is based on a series of novel, still incomplete thus the series is momentarily suspended)

 

The reason is very simple actually. The animators and the novelist of 12 kingdoms made extensive research on China's Han periods culture, Chinese mythologies, philosophies and right down to the accuracy of the clothings! Unlike Jade Empire which is more or less just another Western fantasy reskinned into a stereotyped Chinese asian look. That's a big kudos from a Chinese here, who often frown at the misinterpretation of Chinese culture in the anime.

 

I agree that it will be great if an RPG is made something along the lines of 12 Kingdoms setting.

 

On a side note, those who are perceptive enough, they will notice that some notable music of 12 Kingdoms is based on Heroes of Might and Magic 4.

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I don't get this. Aya Hirano played Misa in Death Note anime. I hated Misa's voice in it. How can she be so unbeliavably awesome as Haruhi then, huh? :devil:

 

anyone mention The Twelve Kingdoms?

 

anyway, I've enjoyed what I've seen so far of that.

 

One of the best ever made. Too bad they never finished the whole anime though, it's not an abrupt ending, but at its current condition, it leaves many questions unanswered.

 

Yeah. One of the reasons why I was so dissapointed with Jade Empire was that I had just then watched Twelve Kingdoms. It is in my mind probably the best example how to make an orginal setting. It was so orginal that it almost felt alien and was somewhat hard to follow in the beginning. Awsum. :)

 

Oh, and this is for Xard, but being the Evangelion fan that he is he has probably seen it already.

 

Heh, I hadn't. Quite decent, song's lyrics fitted EoE so well it was scary. Funnily AMV's were the thing that originally made me interested about NGE, to be particular Kevin Caldwell's legendary

. That AMV is little bit too good because every time after when I've heard Rammstein's Engel that video plays itself in my mind. Careful observations (or rather, rat tests :p ) has proved this to not to be out of ordinary.

 

I ended up rewatching FLCL. Awesome as always

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On a side note, those who are perceptive enough, they will notice that some notable music of 12 Kingdoms is based on Heroes of Might and Magic 4.

Seriously? I thought I heard echoes of HoMM, especially with some recurring themes, but I didn't think was onto anything there.

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For all anime mecha lovers.

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CC2me9BI0lY

Too bad that game will never come to the US.

 

Edit: I feel like I'm in giant robot withdrawal right now. I can't think of anything to watch that I haven't.

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Watching Persona: Trinity Soul. It's a sequel to the Persona 3 game, but the connections are limited. It has a lot of the music from the game, Apathy syndrome, the long nosed guy, and the titular personas, but none of the characters, no dark hour, no evokers (which probably wouldn't fly for broadcast, anyway), and characters fight exclusively with their Personas. It's very giant roboty and I'm enjoying it at 3 episodes in.

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Yeah, Trinity Soul is a good anime so far(6 episodes), I really like the siblings as characters and the action isn't...bad. The Personas are a tad bit difficult to discern from bakground at times.

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I just finished "Toppa Tengen Gurren Lagann".

 

10/10. The best thing happened to anime in years. Celebration of over-the-top action and style completely sold me. Unpossible not to like this anime, even if you never watched anime before.

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Started watching Claymore yesterday. Didn't think I'd particularly like it, but I really do. It was hard to stop watching it to go to bed last night.

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Prepare for disappointment after episodes 17-19.

 

Then start reading the manga. It's awesome.

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I think I watched up through 17 yesterday.

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They cut the story short, introduce a smathering of new twists and "end" it up with a horrible DBZ-esque(sorry great Huddleston, my liege, I swear I'll never write that again) boss fight, which has, among other idiocies, two super beings yelling and powering themselves up. Which isn't really the point of Claymore. Or interesting.

 

The manga, on the other hand, is made of win and awesome. Pieta is a turning point, not the end. Well, it is an ending of sorts, but also a completely unexpected turn that has nothing to do with the main character getting a sudden power boost. Or finding a new ability. Or everyone being betrayed by a friend. Or any of the usual copouts.

 

Just read it, instead of a suffering through the Tour d'Offal that is the anime ending.

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But I've never actually bothered reading manga before. I don't know if I can do it, Jim!

 

Wiki plot summaries are more my thing.

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Seriously? I thought I heard echoes of HoMM, especially with some recurring themes, but I didn't think was onto anything there.

 

Yup. Rip out the track Grassland theme and the sea theme from HoMM 4 and if you can, get hold of 12 Kingdom's OST. There are several pieces are definitely of the same tune, albeit using different instruments to play.

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There used to be scanned album pages streamable with music(stupid, but muteable) in Veoh video service, but the uploader got banned a couple of months ago. Tough luck.

 

I can't link you to anything legal right now.

 

Pm me if you change your mind about reading manga, arr.

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RE Gundam 00:

 

There can't be only 7 episodes left! I'll feel robbed!

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RE Gundam 00:

 

There can't be only 7 episodes left! I'll feel robbed!

that sucks!

 

the latest was quite interesting.

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