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by Quiddity
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Evangelion's Netflix Dub
Replies: 19
Views: 5779

Re: Evangelion's Netflix Dub

The Death and Rebirth "recap" movie originally came out because Gainax wasn't able to get End of Evangelion completed on time. They put it out to hold people over. The first part, "Death" is a recap of the TV series, with a framing device (the children playing musical instruments) as well as either ...
by Quiddity
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Evangelion's Netflix Dub
Replies: 19
Views: 5779

Re: Evangelion's Netflix Dub

A little late to the party, but I've been slowly working my way through the new dub (22 episodes in), and while the original Japanese language version is still clearly the superior version, the new dub is considerably better from a casting standpoint than the original ADV dub, which was absolute tra...
by Quiddity
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 4487

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

^ I'm the one who wrote them! :P I am working my way through the bluray now as well (up to episode 29). Still hard to believe the day is here when I have an official US bluray release of Ideon in my hands. I remember when all that was available was raw VHS tapes with no subs. I think while it has so...
by Quiddity
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 4487

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

but the antagonism by the general public to the Beal family was unique. Instead of being greeted like heroes, they were chastised, criticized and demonized by even their close friends. It's easy to wave away the collateral damage in these super robot shows, but not here. Cities are destroyed, homes...
by Quiddity
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: SSSS.Gridman
Replies: 11
Views: 2924

Re: SSSS.Gridman

Have no familiarity with original Gridman, but have found this show to be a lot of fun. 9 episodes in, kinda sad that its almost over!
by Quiddity
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The lack of combining mecha on the MAHQ website
Replies: 35
Views: 6357

Re: The lack of combining mecha on the MAHQ website

I'd argue the Beck the Great RX3 from The Big O straddles the line between real and super robot... and was basically a joke in-series that got one-shotted because it tried a super robot combiner sequence against a combat pragmatist who was having NONE of that sh*t (and spent their lengthy combinati...
by Quiddity
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 4487

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

On the negative side, there were WAY too many generals on the Buff Clan side. All of them are overconfident, all of them under estimate the Solo ship, and most of them die within the episode they were introduced in. I swear one of them looked like a hippie, but I can barely remember anyone else. Wh...
by Quiddity
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 4487

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

I'm a big Ideon fan, going back 15+ years at this point, but won't deny that the show has its flaws. I'm a bit softer on it than Chris is, I think the first 10 or episodes are a real slog, but things pick up quite a bit after that with the occasional down note. No questions asked, Mobile Suit Gundam...
by Quiddity
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the FranXX
Replies: 15
Views: 4111

Re: Darling in the FranXX

The first half was intriguing but the show started to lose me with the revelations about Hiro's and Zero Two's past. For me that was one of the best parts of the show. I really liked their backstory and where they ended up going with it, if anything it helped cover up some of their more notable fla...
by Quiddity
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the FranXX
Replies: 15
Views: 4111

Re: Darling in the FranXX

^ Actually I get more of a Gurren Lagann vibe from it, although since Trigger was involved in the show it isn't all that surprising as they had a hand on all three shows. If anything some of the criticism I've seen online is that too many similar themes or plot points or showing up in their works. A...
by Quiddity
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the FranXX
Replies: 15
Views: 4111

Re: Darling in the FranXX

9 episodes in. I'm torn. Design-wise, the series is amazing. Things look gorgeous throughout. The mecha design reminds me a lot of Star Driver, whose mecha design was really strong, probably not much of a surprise since I hear they have the same designer. The Klaxosaurs are interesting as well. Love...
by Quiddity
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: MAHQ News
Topic: 04-01-18: Becoming legal
Replies: 4
Views: 7103

Re: 04-01-18: Becoming legal

Congrats on another year, Chris.
by Quiddity
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Ep. 121: Humphrey Bogart
Replies: 5
Views: 8273

Re: Ep. 121: Humphrey Bogart

Congrats and good luck with the retirement! Being in a position where I do an absurdly large amount of travel for work, listening to podcasts is one of the ways I help keep myself sane during all the long drives and plane rides I'm on. While I admittingly listen a lot more to other podcasts on subje...
by Quiddity
Wed May 31, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Re: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?

will we get more mobile suit toilets??? I hope so also I noticed Tomino likes redheads and this probably came up in the 90s with characters like Cecily(f91), Hime(Brain Powered) and Aids (Reconguista). Oh, it was certainly well before that; Sheryl Formosa (Ideon), Marvel Frozen (Dunbine), Gaw Ha Le...
by Quiddity
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Code Geass sequel announced, recaps for 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: New Code Geass sequel announced, recaps for 2017

I'm torn, I enjoyed both seasons quite a lot and especially liked the ending with Lelouch dying. Seeing that retconned wouldn't make me happy. Still, they wouldn't do it without him. I'm not completely opposed to sequels several years after the fact (Eureka Seven AO for example I didn't find anywher...
by Quiddity
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Gundam Encyclopedia Character Lineart
Replies: 22
Views: 9817

Re: Gundam Encyclopedia Character Lineart

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by Quiddity
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GundamInfo uploaded the 0079 Trilogy on Youtube
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: GundamInfo uploaded the 0079 Trilogy on Youtube

I can't remember where I heard it, but I thought that the third movie was something like 2/3 to 3/4 reanimated footage? Just off the top of my head, many of the key scenes including Dren's death, Amuro's meeting with Lalah, Amuro's dad falling down the stairs, Char and Sayla's reunion in Texas colon...
by Quiddity
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 7993

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

one last thing: King Gainer is the only one in my Tomino watch list that has a dub. is it good or should i just stick to the original Japanese? King Gainer's dub is decent. Not amazing, but I can't really think of any major complaints. Certainly better than Brain Powered. Also, although its not rea...
by Quiddity
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 7993

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

he holds Kubrick as his primary influence Interesting to know, and probably not much of a surprise given that he has 2 pretty blatant references to this shot of 2001: A Space Odyssey - https://rambambashi.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/planets.jpg ; from near the end of The Ideon: Be Invoked and at th...
by Quiddity
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 7993

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

I rewatched the show within the last year or so (yet forgot to list it in my prior post, goes to show how forgettable it is); I view it as quite the mess; its not that the overall concept is bad, but like much of Tomino's later works he's trying to put way too many things in the show and doesn't rea...