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Jun 6, 2009 7:28 AM

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I will definetly check this out, I really liked Lain and you can't go wrong with ABes designs so however the story may develop there will always be pretty characters to look at. Reading the summary it sounds exactly like Lain but set in the 20th century instead, I don't mind that at all though.

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Lain sucked some serious rancid donkey arse, so I'll not get my hopes up for this, but I'll still give it a chance as I enjoyed Haibane so ABe obviously has potential.

Complete first, bash later. I didn't find it particularly good at the beginning either but it gets better by the episode and while it becomes really weird, the strings untangle pretty nicely. I suggest you give it another shot.
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Jun 6, 2009 7:38 AM

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I miss Abe's stuff, he hasn't done anything since Texhnolyze.

Great news.
 
Jun 6, 2009 7:58 AM

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Complete first, bash later. I didn't find it particularly good at the beginning either but it gets better by the episode and while it becomes really weird, the strings untangle pretty nicely. I suggest you give it another shot.


No; Lain will probably remain the only series to grace my dropped list forever. As it's the only series I own that I won't complete. I bought the box set based on wide praise and recommendation and watched the first disc, maybe a bit of the second (I forget, honestly) and just couldn't handle it any more. I'm more cautious about blind buying since Lain and a few other burns (though the others I did manage to finish). So Lain will stay as a reminder.

There's nothing about the show I liked. It had no redeeming qualities that compelled me to continue with it, so I dropped it like I would any other series I deem not worth my time for uninteresting or bad elements (art, animation, music, foley, voices, story, pacing etc etc).
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:16 AM

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Haven't seen Lain but I've heard and seen some stuff on it. I'll give this a shot as well.
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Jun 6, 2009 9:31 AM

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Oh yes definitely looking forward to this one I really enjoyed Serial Experiments Lain.
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:47 AM

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Yes! Do want.
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:51 AM

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I hate Lain...
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:53 AM

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New ABe Yoshitoshi anime? I'm in.
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:57 AM

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I'm in. I just finished Haibane Renmei and loved it. I haven't seen any other of his works, but I enjoyed HR, so I'm definitely watching this.
 
Jun 6, 2009 10:32 AM

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Lain was win, hopefully it will be as deep, although with the current audience for anime i doubt it.
 
Jun 6, 2009 10:46 AM

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Fai said:
If its anything like LAIN, I'm out.

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Jun 6, 2009 10:52 AM

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Anime famine over...? ABe comes with manna.
 
Jun 6, 2009 11:25 AM

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Yet to check out any of his stuff, but I'll probably give it a try with how much this guy seems to be praised.




 
Jun 6, 2009 11:54 AM

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Sounds interesting
 
Jun 6, 2009 12:14 PM

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What's with all the Lain hate? I loved Lain :(

Regardless, ABe's stuff is amazing, I'm definitely watching this.

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.
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Jun 6, 2009 1:15 PM

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I'll check out this new anime, but then I still need to watch SEL. I'll probably pick that up sooner or later... maybe over the summer.
 
Jun 6, 2009 1:18 PM

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waterfall said:

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.

Texhnolyze wasn't written by ABe. You should, uh, learn your material a bit.
 
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yessss awesome

Asako said:
No; Lain will probably remain the only series to grace my dropped list forever. As it's the only series I own that I won't complete. I bought the box set based on wide praise and recommendation and watched the first disc, maybe a bit of the second (I forget, honestly) and just couldn't handle it any more. I'm more cautious about blind buying since Lain and a few other burns (though the others I did manage to finish). So Lain will stay as a reminder.

There's nothing about the show I liked. It had no redeeming qualities that compelled me to continue with it, so I dropped it like I would any other series I deem not worth my time for uninteresting or bad elements (art, animation, music, foley, voices, story, pacing etc etc).

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Jun 6, 2009 2:11 PM

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To see ABe Yoshitoshi's work again is something I'm definitely looking forward to. Can't wait to check this series out when it arrives.
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What's with all the Lain hate? I loved Lain :(

Regardless, ABe's stuff is amazing, I'm definitely watching this.

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.
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Jun 6, 2009 2:33 PM

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I'm definitely in.

It sounds a bit like Lain 2.0, but since I found that one amazing, and like ABe's stuff in general, I'd surely watch it.
 
Jun 6, 2009 3:42 PM

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seishi-sama said:
waterfall said:

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.

Texhnolyze wasn't written by ABe. You should, uh, learn your material a bit.


he did not write Haibane Renmei or SEL either, d'oh. Haibane Renmei is only two chapters long so you may at least say that he came up with the idea but SEL one-shot was created post-tv series/game and is not really connected to them that much. he is mainly responsible for character designs and i would not really classify any show as 'his'.

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Jun 6, 2009 4:55 PM

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Based on the name of the anime and the second scan, I get feeling that the story will be a depressing one. Is it a dystopian cyberpunk story?
 
Jun 6, 2009 6:18 PM

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Based on the name of the anime and the second scan, I get feeling that the story will be a depressing one. Is it a dystopian cyberpunk story?

Abe said the title is a shortened word of "Desperado".
 
Jun 6, 2009 7:58 PM

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Texhnolyze wasn't written by ABe. You should, uh, learn your material a bit.


I say that they are "works" by ABe because his works tend to share characteristics, staff, etc.

He created the series concept for the three of them (and in the case of Haibane Renmei, did more than that) but given that Lain, Texhnolyze, and now this all share the same group of staff is sufficient to classify them in a group. Since ABe is the most public figure of said group, and that the title of this thread explicitly mentions his name, to name said group after him seems logical.

Given that I never said he wrote any of those shows, you criticizing me in an obnoxious manner for a non-existant fault seems illogical at best.

Edit- I said "stuff", whatever. Obvious what I meant.
 
Jun 6, 2009 11:55 PM

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Will this be another philosophical DEEP and boring show too?


Can't wait.
 
Jun 7, 2009 12:47 AM
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Well I can't wait, obviously. I've loved absolutely everything ABe has done, and I consider him to be the best in the business.
 
Jun 7, 2009 12:58 AM

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Looks like it's not my type but we'll see.

 
Jun 7, 2009 10:49 AM

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lawl at all the people that don't seem to understand Lain and therefore will not watch any other works involving Yoshitoshi.
 
Jun 7, 2009 12:26 PM

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Best news this year (so far anyway).
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Jun 7, 2009 12:55 PM

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Great news, I am really looking forward to this ABe is the best.
 
Jun 7, 2009 1:58 PM

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Hopefully it'll ber as much as a brain rape as Lain was, not sure if that'll be a good thing though ;)
 
Jun 7, 2009 2:13 PM

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And there I thought I would never hear von ABe again! Finally some good news, will watch it definitely.

Hating Lain for the simple reason, that it's to psychological and "weird" for you... tze watch it to the end before judging.
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Jun 7, 2009 4:16 PM

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Loved Haibane Renmei and Niea_7 the most. Enjoyed the rest for the most part. Looks like Despara will be darker like Lain and Texhnolyze. Still watching.

 
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Serials Experiments Lain staff? Oh im so in.

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Abe? Automatically in.

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If its anything like LAIN, I'm In.
This.

 
Jun 9, 2009 6:53 PM

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If ABe is part of it I'm sure to love it.
 
Jun 10, 2009 6:09 PM

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Can't wait for this. I'm always ready for projects involving Abe.
 
Jun 10, 2009 9:20 PM

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Abe is king, and that can't be said enough. Easily my favorite "anime" artist.

Watching for eye candy if nothing else.
 
Jun 13, 2009 10:26 AM

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Very excited, can't wait really...
 
Jun 17, 2009 6:26 PM

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lawl at all the people that don't seem to understand Lain and therefore will not watch any other works involving Yoshitoshi.
^^This

This show is going to be awesome. With the listed staff and a sci-fi story about a 14-year-old girl who works with advanced machines despite having no background for them with short hair and named LAin, it's guaranteed (imo) to be awesome. Btw, does anyone know when this is set to air?
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Jun 22, 2009 11:06 AM

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I mean... what's the matter?



It has potential. Looking forward to it :3
 
Jul 6, 2009 10:08 PM

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So who else is excited for the graphic novel version getting serialized in three days? I can't be the only one. After all, ABe = WIN.

There should be plenty of pretty pictures in the next issue of Animage. =)

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Jul 7, 2009 4:43 PM

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That soon? I'm looking forward to them.

 
Jul 9, 2009 12:49 PM

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Hi ABe fans. Is anybody reading Animage here ?
 
Jul 13, 2009 9:16 PM

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July's issue of Animage definitely has something about Despera (#7 on this cover reads "Despera"); I'm assuming it's the promised serialization...

In addition, ABe posted a few sketches on his blog with along with a short description of his drawing process. http://abworks.blog83.fc2.com/blog-entry-629.html
Looks outstanding - typical ABe quality.

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Jul 13, 2009 9:47 PM

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This one does sound interesting!


 
Jul 17, 2009 11:52 AM

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July's issue of Animage definitely has something about Despera (#7 on this cover reads "Despera"); I'm assuming it's the promised serialization...


Ooh, July issue? Is that out yet? I'm going to a Mitsuwa next weekend and would love to buy it if their bookstore has it! ...would they have it in the US by then, you think?

 
Jul 19, 2009 8:30 PM

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Yeah, it came out on the tenth. There are unfortunately no scans as of now, but you could probably either import it or buy it in Japan.

Unfortunately, my Japanese is only at the level of checking out children's books from the library, so I'll just be sitting back and hoping someone translates it soon.

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Jul 20, 2009 9:39 AM

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BokuSatchii said:
Yeah, it came out on the tenth. There are unfortunately no scans as of now, but you could probably either import it or buy it in Japan.

Unfortunately, my Japanese is only at the level of checking out children's books from the library, so I'll just be sitting back and hoping someone translates it soon.


I just want to see the pictures. I reaaaally hope that bookstore has it.

 
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Also, is there anyone or any team who is planning to translate these pages ?
 
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