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by Soma Taozi
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 6417

Re: Aquarion Logos

I haven't watch more than the first episode...for several reasons. Firstly, the main character's constant "I am the savior" was annoying and I have a huge issue with the token Loli character that was shown in the opening...it just seems so hamfisted and forced. Especially after the OVA which gave go...
by Soma Taozi
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 46833

Re: The Official G-Tekketsu Anime Thread Mk I

Maybe it's just my bad impression on feminist, but I have feeling that even if the female protagonist is one of the most ass-kicking pilots in Gundam history, those "certain people" will still cry foul if she has girly side off-duty (say, really good at housework) and happy about it (be proud of ho...
by Soma Taozi
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince
Replies: 285
Views: 18818

Re: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Happy you finished it! And I do agree that the show reached its peak way before it got to episode 20 (I would say it was there around episode 14 or 15…). The emotion wasn’t all there and a lot of the big payoff moments were already passed by the time we got to the final battle. The only thing left w...
by Soma Taozi
Sun May 31, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project
Replies: 76
Views: 5604

Re: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project

Your argument seems to boil down to you enjoying the source material and being a big fan of it. As someone who has played a little of the source material, and read a TON about it I seem to like the UBW adaption more than DEENs, precisely BECAUSE I have barely played the VN...but from what I have see...
by Soma Taozi
Sat May 30, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project
Replies: 76
Views: 5604

Re: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project

Better animation? Characterization? Explanation? Action? Tone? Clearer theme? Story-telling? And not getting bogged down in the shipping (sure there was a little in the first part, but they at least had it motivated by Rin trying to give Shirou something to live for)? And that is just off the top of...
by Soma Taozi
Mon May 25, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project
Replies: 76
Views: 5604

Re: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project

Thank you for clearing up the "Steel is my body" bit Raikoh . I watched the episode and was confused as well on why Shirou would say that...I know that is part of the full chant, but since Archer never used it earlier, I had no idea why Shirou would say it. Overall I really enjoyed the episode. And ...
by Soma Taozi
Sun May 17, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project
Replies: 76
Views: 5604

Re: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project

I guess this goes to different music tastes, which is always difficult to talk about. I don't find any of the tracks from the VN that memorable or exciting; especially the Emiya theme, I do not understand what is so great about the track. Additionally, I cannot get ENOUGH of Aimer's Brave Shine...th...
by Soma Taozi
Sat May 16, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project
Replies: 76
Views: 5604

Re: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project

I have never read/played the visual novel and perhaps that is why I am enjoying UBW more than those who have. I often see people who have gone through the source material disliking the adaption, despite how I fail to see how any of this material will ever get a better one. Seriously, this is ufotabl...
by Soma Taozi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)
Replies: 52
Views: 4454

Re: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)

I admit the backstory arc for Magi got on a LOT of people's nerves. I agree it could've been done better. And yes, I was furious when poor Hakuryuu was cast as a sort of villain there for a while. I was hopeful for a smashing, awesome comeback for the story when it appeared that Hakuryuu and Aladdi...
by Soma Taozi
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)
Replies: 52
Views: 4454

Re: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)

Season 1 of Magi was actually what got me interested in the story, but the manga made me lose my interest. I stopped reading when it seems they're making the prince who wanted revenge on her mom to be the bad guy now that he's taken over. You are missing out monster. I will admit I was skeptical of...
by Soma Taozi
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)
Replies: 52
Views: 4454

Re: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)

For those who do not know, Magi and the Kingdom of Magic DUB (and sub but that is nothing new) is now on Netflix. I am a big fan of the dub from the first season! Besides, this is a good chance for people to rewatch the show in a legal fashion free of ads. If you haven't seen the show, you should ch...
by Soma Taozi
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 301
Views: 25283

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk III

You must pay attention to every single line of dialogue to get a grasp on 80% of what is going on in the show...that last 20% is up for debate and for assumption.

So good luck, Tomino made this show essentially to be a jerk ;)

HAVE FUN!
by Soma Taozi
Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 19564

Re: Fafner: Exodus

I was under the impression that Yumiko might be the Festum spy...especially considering how Miwa was terrified during the Festum attack (which they said has never happened before) and given her proximity to her "daughter", it made me suspicious that she wasn't somehow doing something to scare her. I...
by Soma Taozi
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V
Replies: 461
Views: 36762

Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V

As a whole GBF TRY was a step down compared to S1 from the under developed characters to the stilted fights (at times) and yet I don't regret a single moment I spent watching it. In the end it was just nice little fun series to sit back and watch. Hopefully the OVAs will be worth looking into. ^Thi...
by Soma Taozi
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V
Replies: 461
Views: 36762

Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V

In fact, a lot of the building stuff makes little to no sense. Minato consistently pulls off insane builds, one-upping himself all the time (and he overpowered all of the Try Fighters himself before plot armor kicked in)... And yet he's not supposed to be as good as Yuuma, who does a little scratch...
by Soma Taozi
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Cross Ange
Replies: 405
Views: 28184

Re: Cross Ange

What a nice ending to a fun, yet trashy, show. I am going to miss it. Cross Ange was not afraid to be exactly what it was! And I appreciate that in the same way I appreciate Fairy Tail for being so unapologetic in that it is a shonun show. If you know exactly what you are, own it, don't be afraid to...
by Soma Taozi
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aldnoah Zero Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 20782

Re: Aldnoah Zero Thread

Well, that ending was...a thing. I really hate to be THAT girl by harping on this again (but I promise this is the last time)...but as Lightning Count already said, we had no explanation for Inaho. I guess we just have to accept that he is the only person who knows how to do physics in the ENTIRE Ea...
by Soma Taozi
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 301
Views: 25283

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk III

Goodbye G-Reco! You were needlessly complicated at times but you had a lot of fun moments. On that note, I would like to say that when I say G-Reco is complicated, that does not mean I did not understand it. I did. It just felt like Tomino made the series needlessly difficult to try to lose as many ...
by Soma Taozi
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V
Replies: 461
Views: 36762

Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V

I also fail to see how all those series stand up against Gundam Age's terribleness...none of those series you listed were nearly as bad as Age...with its massive female "character" issues, all over the place plot, lackluster themes, Kio...ect Try was fun, ZZ had an interesting ending, 0083 explained...
by Soma Taozi
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 301
Views: 25283

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk III

Honestly? I don't think I like a single one of these characters...I was asking myself, "who do you want to survive? Who, dying, would be a deal-breaker for you Soma?" And I came to the conclusion that...I just don't care about any of these wacky people. Maybe the helms-woman who talks in English eve...