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by Raikoh
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 77814

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk

I admit that the most common complaint about the exposition dumps are not entirely unjustified, but I also feel that people are looking for things to complain about if the only thing on their minds is how they'd prefer to be left in the dark. It's a brand new setting with a ton of characters right o...
by Raikoh
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 32472

Re: Fafner: Exodus

I'm absolutely blown away at the start of Exodus' second cour. I love how Fafner has actually been handling the storytelling. It assumes the viewer has seen everything that came before it and isn't trying to restate exposition just for the convenience of people popping in like some other anime, espe...
by Raikoh
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 12001

Re: Aquarion Logos

I love the "A Ku Ei Ri Ou On" kanji gag. For some reason I eat stuff like that up. I think that episode 13 has actually proven that Logos can hold a little drama in its cup even if I prefer it to be the quirky, dialogue-heavy comedy. It's keeping us guessing as to who might be who, since the clap su...
by Raikoh
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Replies: 95
Views: 11876

Re: Senki Zesshou Symphogear

Honestly, in terms of production and quality pretty much all of the things I've said about Build Fighters Try can apply to GX. Also I can see a ton of parallels with Nanoha Force, which in general is a bad sign. Spoilering for longpost. I noticed that they dramatically reduced the number of animator...
by Raikoh
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 12001

Re: Aquarion Logos

and, how many forms will this Aquarion have? i already lost count. i do like the rabbit one. In theory this Aquarion in particular can have any number of forms with all the Vectors able to combine in any way. It even has different combinations for whether a Vector is on top or bottom. Theoretically...
by Raikoh
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 12001

Re: Aquarion Logos

Whenever the show focuses on Kokone it gets really good. Shame she's destined to lose in the end. Saviorman's fine with a threesome. Episode 9 had started to make me worrisome that Logos would try and get serious like Evol did and if it does it anything like Evol then I'm fearful for the back half ...
by Raikoh
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Replies: 95
Views: 11876

Re: Senki Zesshou Symphogear

It's narrative convenience but without narrative convenience we don't have a plot.

I'm hoping they do more with Bikkidad outside of him being a completely unrepentant and unforgivable jerk since it's the easiest thing in the world to demonize and not interesting in the least.
by Raikoh
Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Red Ash: Magicicada
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

Re: Red Ash: Magicicada

Inafune's way too addicted to crowdfunding when he's making an entirely new IP when he hasn't even finished Mighty No. 9. I notice the character designs were altered, possibly due to fear Capcom would take legal action since the original ones were basically identical to Megaman Legends, which they s...
by Raikoh
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Replies: 95
Views: 11876

Re: Senki Zesshou Symphogear

What was shown is that Hibiki was tormented and her mother and grandmother suffered too. No mention was given to exactly why she was a target and her father was certainly never mentioned. His first mention was here in GX so it's not hard to think her daddy issues were invented solely for this seaso...
by Raikoh
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Replies: 95
Views: 11876

Re: Senki Zesshou Symphogear

Personal trauma that gets made up as they go along :lol: Only if you haven't been paying attention to how Hibiki puts on a mask whenever she's in a bind and has always been incredibly vague when something's eating at her, preferring to try and ignore it. Even little slice-of-life scenes have suppor...
by Raikoh
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Yuri and Yaoi
Replies: 97
Views: 15693

Re: Yuri and Yaoi

You gotta keep in mind that in terms of equality in general, Japan is decades behind the rest of the world. It's a society of people living in boxes, labelled "Westerner", "gay", "salaryman" and the like, and not staying in your box is a bit of a social faux pas. They expect homosexuals to conform t...
by Raikoh
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Replies: 95
Views: 11876

Re: Senki Zesshou Symphogear

But right now I gotta say Hibiki's conflict seems so forced. What happened in G wasn't that great either (how does helping people without knowing suffering hypocritical?) but this is even worse. Hibiki's always had a "talk first, use fists if necessary" policy before so why is she only now worried ...
by Raikoh
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 12001

Re: Aquarion Logos

The word monsters are actually one of the more interesting aspects of it. But yeah, it doesn't feel very "Aquarion-y." Modern setting, two people gattais, no Element powers, and so far it takes itself much too seriously and is missing the silliness of the past shows. I'd have to disagree with you t...
by Raikoh
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 77814

Re: The Official G-Tekketsu Anime Thread Mk I

Concept and setting seems interesting and unique. It looks low-power, and low-power mech settings tend to have a certain charm to them. The mecha design has Ebikawa, who designed my favorite Gundam (and my favorite SRW original) of all time; writing by Okada who wrote one of my favorite ANIME of all...
by Raikoh
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Recent Mecha Series
Replies: 27
Views: 4373

Re: Recent Mecha Series

The Fool is a show that really chooses its audience. It has an obsession with the stage play atmosphere and... It's difficult to put my finger on what it's tone is. Melodramatic, I would say. It doesn't have nearly as much action as a Kawamori series should have. This season only has two mecha shows...
by Raikoh
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)
Replies: 52
Views: 7515

Re: Dragon Ball (And Shonen in general)

now then....might finally get to watch Hokuto no ken..where should i begin though? any tips people? Honestly, I haven't seen other sources but I think that the first anime series is one of the all-time greats. I've seen scenes from the compilation movies and they just don't have the same charm to t...
by Raikoh
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Recent Mecha Series
Replies: 27
Views: 4373

Re: Recent Mecha Series

Turn A is a Tomino series, so it of course has action beats frequently. I can't remember if he fell into his habit of having a fight scene in every episode whether it needs one or not, but I think that most of them have some action. I remember the "cow" episode having an action scene, but not the "l...
by Raikoh
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Recent Mecha Series
Replies: 27
Views: 4373

Re: Recent Mecha Series

Having seen Turn A, I can say it's very different from most Gundam series - the closest thing to it would probably be War in the Pocket, and even that is still apples and oranges. It has sort of an 18th Century American setting (though also biplanes are common) and the general plot isn't about a war...
by Raikoh
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 77814

Re: Next possible Gundam anime teased

The theory of "Tekketsu" I've seen is "Iron Blood". Personally I'm hoping for just another new AU, since there hasn't been one of those since AGE and we haven't had one that was genuinely different in overall feel from UC since CC. I doubt it'd have anything to do with the Turns, since the Turn X wa...
by Raikoh
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Recent Mecha Series
Replies: 27
Views: 4373

Re: Recent Mecha Series

I've seen a lot of recent mecha series and I can say that it seems like recent series (my definition of "recent" is probably the last five years) have had issues with pacing, and those that have good stories have tended to be a tad slower (M3, Fafner, Argevollen, Shin Mazinger). M3 is very slow and ...