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Pocket Monsters Special
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literaturenerd Dec 17, 2018 3:24 PM
I know all this because I own the special edition Bluray of Angel Cop. Seriously. Discotec has a criterion collection of old trash. They are also how I own Mad Bull 34 on DVD!
literaturenerd Dec 17, 2018 3:15 PM
It really is Jews who rule America and are responsible for all wars in Angel Cop. That's all thanks to Ichiro Itano, who personally financed the last 3 episodes of Angel Cop. Other s on the staff found it distasteful, which is why Sho Aikawa and artist Yasuomi Umetsu both walked off the project in protest. The new Bluray actually gives some background on that mess. Itano was heavily hit by the Japanese real estate bubble in the early 90s. There was a lot of anger and confusion over how the Japanese economic boom collapsed so fast. One of the many conspiracy theories involved Jews and Itano became obsessed with International Jewish conspiracy theories for years. Notice at the beginning of the long rant it mentions Jews take over countries by dominating Big Oil and the Railroads, which makes no sense for 1990s Japan. That's because it's copy pasted from Tsarist propaganda from late 1800s Russia. Lol it gets pretty ridiculous. The difference is that the director of SAC is (not without reason) upset by America's policies during the Cold War and Iraq had just started when he was writing SAC. He doesn't hate all Americans as a group and isn't some racist lunatic like Ichiro Itano.
literaturenerd Dec 17, 2018 2:12 PM
Sort of. Like most people in the US, I first saw it on Adult Swim back in the early 2000s. However, I always caught random episodes. It wasn't until recently I got season 1 on DVD and actually watched all of it in order. I'm going to write a full review once my computer is repaired. It's been with the geek squad since last Tuesday.

SAC isn't quite as perfect as I remember it, but it's still very good warts and all. I will say the CGI has aged like shit. It tries to mix the lofty and intelligent feel of the Oshii films with the fanservice and cheesecake of the manga and it gets a little silly. The same episode will contain an extended homage to Jean Luv Goddard and also tons of ass and crotch shots of Motoko in her thong. The dude who wrote and directed SAC doesn't have Oshii's subtlety. It's far left political agenda is just SOO relentless it gets kind of cringey at times. The whole plot is an evil Big Pharm lobby suppressing cost efficient medical treatment so they can overcharge and how the government is on their payroll. Also the "American Empire" is pretty absurdly evil. Japan's worst serial killer is a CIA officer who went insane because the CIA ordered him to flay women and children in Cental America for 20 years in order to break the fighting spirit of Leftist rebels. The American Empire is always trying to brutally conquer Central and South America under the guise of fighting Communism. All of this is done as the director's massive FUCK YOU to Reagan's foreign policy from the 80s and the Monroe Doctrine in general.

SAC isn't exactly the perfect, AMAZINGLY intelligent series we all remember as kids.
literaturenerd Nov 27, 2018 4:01 PM
It may have been a carryover. I never really checked the special features on my old DVD set. I only got the Bluray because USUALLY they have cool special features. Maybe more are getting lazy. That would be unfortunate. Fucking ADV, and people wonder how the company that got the Eva license could go under.
literaturenerd Nov 27, 2018 3:28 PM
BTW, there was an anime sale online and I decided on a whim to pick up the Elfen Lied Bluray. It includes the OVA episode and I figured most modern anime releases have cool special features and maybe it will have interviews, production notes, and stuff like that. Even fucking Angel Cop had all of that and more. The only special features it had was shitty character art and step by step how to draw 2 of the underage girls naked. What....The....FUCK?! Is this Sentai Filmworks being massive trolls? Did Studio Arms do this? Who was responsible for this shit and why? I think this is easily the worst special features menu of any anime DVD ever. Not having features is better than that.
Raichibi Nov 21, 2018 5:57 AM
Sorry for late reply on my end too. I been plying Destiny 2 all day every day xD

I do enjoy shonen manga too, but I really only super into the ones I've seen the anime of... Naruto, Aot, and the like. Of course I'll read others, but those are the ones I'm most drawn too. However, I am still more interested in shojos xD I guess I'm just a girl :P

YUS! I know! I'm a HUGE Fruits Basket fanatic so I'm HOPING for it too! Hoping for season 2 for Akatsuki no Yona... heard something bout that happening too. Have you seen it?

Yeh those burn-outs happen to me quite a bit. They're pretty short for the most p

I haven't seen detective pikachu (except the memes of course). Is it bad?

Raichibi Nov 13, 2018 2:58 PM
Lol XD Well I only got one cat, so shes the fulltime queen XD And she scares off any strays that come near our house unfortunately :/

I do agree that Kiss/Hug is pretty underdeveloped, but to me thats to be expected in a short manga like that one. I mainly liked reading the romance parts of it honestly, and thats why its in my top ten. I rate things pretty differently then a lot of people, and that is based upon how much I enjoyed the story. The mechanics of the story, characters, art are honestly more of a side thing when choosing my top ten. I just started reading manga again recently... I read a bunch of shonens and then took a couple year break :/ So when choosing from the small pool of mangas read to be on my top tens, I picked the ones I enjoyed reading the most. So for that, I'd say its mostly just preference idk.
As for the story, I wasn't a fan of the whole love-at-first-sight thing (I never am) and other parts of the story, looking back, I could have easily done without. That's why my favorites lists change so frequently, because my feelings for different anime/manga will change overtime. And in the long run, its the animes/mangas with good story mechanics that remain.

And yes! I have started watching Skip Beat again recently! It's fairly good so far, even though I find Kyoko as a tsundere quite annoying (I dislike the tsundere typing). The story is plenty interesting, although theres not really much in the way of romance. It's very dramatic though, and some parts are a bit slow, but I'm enjoying the story well so far.

Which have you been watching/reading recently? :)
RealCW Nov 10, 2018 5:15 PM
Thank god it didn't become it. Would've ruined everything it was.

I'd say that's true for any shonen series these days, to be honest; hardly just Fairy Tail. I honestly don't blame him he can't think up an ending to it though; you need a story first to come up with an ending :-!

The big 3, like Bleach, One Piece, and I guess now Fairy Tail because Naruto ended all want to be in that big popular cozy state of stasis; it's easy money and will last forever.

But these are series I generally avoid for that reason. It's boring when things aren't building to anything and nothing changes.

Well, not saying it directly influenced YYH, but it was hauntingly similar. I haven't seen Togashi mention anything about inspirations past just old school horror manga, with dark ink artwork, which is reflected in his own style.

I'll gladly love to share it, but not now... I'm still under duress from what happened to me.
Raichibi Nov 10, 2018 12:52 PM
Aw :/ I see, yep I am glad we got to be with her as she grows up. She is VERY pampered lol... I treat her like a queen so she acts like one XD
Could have been the situation with your moo cat. I called Lily moo-moo once before, because I told her she looks like a cow XD Needless to say, she got very offended.

Poor kitty though, so glad she has a good home now at least! ^^
RealCW Nov 9, 2018 1:54 PM
I actually think it getting cancelled was a blessing in disguise. It should've ended at Sensui, but the Demon Tournament at least brought the narrative full circle and it wasn't a bad ending.

The last thing it needed was to *keep* going when Togashi was writing like that; just look at what HxH became from the same thing. And almost any eternal shonen series; things should be allowed to end.

Lots of shows were obviously inspired by YYH; Bleach is one of them. And also, YYH was directly inspired by Ushio and Tora. Tell me Ushio and Atsuko aren't very similar to Yusuke and Keiko. The original U&T OVA had them actually voiced by the same Japanese actors too.
And Bleach even ripped off that too :P

And no, nothing like that. That's a long story that might take a bit of time to explain.
Raichibi Nov 9, 2018 1:26 PM
Nope. I've checked, they were taken down sometime in 2012 I think.

I know right... I think maybe she just grew out of her kitty fur? But who knows.. she was still real little when it happened.
Me too XD Honestly we dunno even her breed, they were just guessing a Siamese mix because of her spot and her brother had black spots on his face too. We got her rescued from the animal shelter..
AWWW they sound adorable! moo cat XD and thats probably why she likes string cheese XD dunno

We saw ours online at the animal shelter. She was really sick at the time with a kitty cold, and they didn't think she'd make it, but we took her anyway because we fell in love and wanted to at least keep her happy for the last weeks of her life. Well, she got better and stopped taking her medications after two weeks, went to the vet and was found to be cured! It probably helped that she wasnt in the sheter anymore.
RealCW Nov 9, 2018 8:53 AM
Yeah, I never consider YYH to be a martial arts anime akin to something like DB at all. It had fighting, sure, but that was never its focus.

You can tell when action is the focus of an anime; it means fights are generally dozens of episodes in length, and in YYH, the biggest fights were not only built up to over an entire story arc, but were 4 episodes long at maximum.
In something like DBZ, that's a short fight.

We talked about this before, but definitely give it a watch in Japanese. I can't stress enough how bad the dub is and how it's a wholly different show.

And for the last arc, yeah, it's hard to believe, but it's even shorter in the manga. It's like literally one volume for everything and is clearly aborted and unsatisfactory.

Togashi is also known as a very lazy manga artist (as his status with HxH should tell you, which YYH also began to follow suit), so I have no doubt he either got lost after Sensui or other production issues occurred (like fighting with his editor, etc); you can tell with the mostly short and rehashed Demon Tournament and especially by the manga artwork. By the end of YYH, it was basically rough sketches as the actual pages.

I really don't think Togashi was building up Yusuke's father at all; I think it went more in line with the punk persona of him than anything. But yeah, if someone was of Raizen's youkai line, it definitely wasn't his mother. It would have to be his father's side of the family to make any sense at all; not that we even see any family at all past his mother.

Oh and no, I didn't hear anything about any anniversary stuff. To be honest, it seems all that stuff is more reasons for the dub to release and ruin stuff, of which I literally have less than zero interest.
I'm honestly amazed they didn't try and butcher Eizou Hakusho that they released a few years back.

Lastly, did I ever tell you about what I was working on in regards to YYH, even a year ago, by chance? That's something you might be interested in if you want to see a smoother narrative of what it was trying to do and the like.
Raichibi Nov 8, 2018 8:28 PM
Dunno, I never used it either. Was an old social media site... kinda like the mix of facebook and instagram I guess, and was pretty much used by tweens and kids lol. The videos were just like on youtube actually, so not much difference.

Awww! I always wanted more cats! >.> Mine's a siamese mix. She had a black spot on the top of her head as a kitten but she "licked it off" before we even had her a year lol so now she is 100% pure white. What about your kitties?
Raichibi Nov 8, 2018 7:24 PM
Yep! I was there just for the very end of the "good youtube age." Actually, I watched all the ghibli movies over MySpace! I know, takes you back right? XD
I searched it into chrome and a myspace link was the first to come up, and wallah thats how I discovered the whole Ghibli "franchise"
LOOOOL poor kitty! Do you have any other pets? >.> I have a beautiful white kitty leeeel!
Raichibi Nov 8, 2018 5:48 PM
Nope pretty much no cartoons until I was 11 and discovered anime on my own. We watched a couple now and then, but I was never one of those kids that looked forward to watching a series on cable :/

Well I had to buy the laptop with my own money. I started saving when I was around 9 or 10, didn't buy anything with allowance money, birthday money, or Christmas money and saved up my own money for a laptop that was gonna supposedly be for schoolwork, since my middle school days were coming up. (We started middle school in 5th grade). And I had blockers all over my computer prohibiting me from downloading anything without parents permission. Of course that just taught me how to hack and bleh :P

Yep, I completely agree. It was just something against "anime." I'm assuming she had a bad run-in that I don't know about because most people associate anime with popular stuff like Pokemon and DBZ, but she automatically clicked in her brain that it was that ecchi stuff. So being a normie, I'm assuming she had a bad experience with echhi anime in the past and is just making excuses for anime that is actually good. Like seriously... ugh it just annoys me :/ Yep, even though he's just semi special needs, he has a lot of violent tendencies and he likes making people mad and annoying them. It sucks, but I've lowkey gotten use to it.