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Days: 6.2
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Azur Lane
Azur Lane
May 30, 2021 10:28 AM
Dropped -/12 · Scored -
Injuu Seisen: Twin Angels
Injuu Seisen: Twin Angels
May 15, 2021 6:42 PM
Watching 2/4 · Scored 2
Seijuuden: Twin Dolls
Seijuuden: Twin Dolls
May 15, 2021 6:41 PM
Completed 2/2 · Scored 2
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Feb 3, 2020 8:32 AM
Reading 8/196 · Scored 9
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou
Jul 21, 2019 4:21 PM
Reading 21/88 · Scored 9
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Apr 19, 2016 8:43 PM
Completed 61/61 · Scored 7

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MaoujiRenkin Aug 30, 2020 9:53 PM
I know nothing of what a "Gall Force" is.
MaoujiRenkin Jul 22, 2020 4:21 PM
Yeah, that part is.....odd.
MaoujiRenkin Jul 22, 2020 3:35 PM
I didn't think ZZ was as bad as people make it out to be, yeah the first wasn't great but it really picks up in the second half.
Kyouma-D-Luffy Jul 14, 2020 10:06 PM
If I recall correctly, Sayla did have a cameo in ZZ Gundam, I did wonder why she was barely there in Zeta but I did read up on her Seiyuu being in Africa at the time so It kinda did make sense as to why she was barely there, that and I think it felt valid that she would not want to be involved in another war if she figured that Char was already fighting for a good cause in Zeta. I still think it would've been nice to have her try to reason with Char in the movie but again I think Tomino just didn't give too much thought into it. We're also limited with novels not fully translated for western audiences so we just have the anime and summaries to go by for now. Thanks so much for noticing my review!
CodeBlazeFate Mar 23, 2020 2:43 PM
Yeah ZZ is def one of the least liked of all the UC entries, though it has its fans (I'm even friends with some).
CodeBlazeFate Mar 23, 2020 10:08 AM
I'm not sure I would go that far myself, especially since I think there are a few series even in the UC timeline that I find worse (as well as a few movies in Gundam and anime in general I found were worse) but yeah, this movie wasn't very good.
CodeBlazeFate Mar 16, 2020 11:24 AM
Thanks! Glad to know you enjoyed reading it. Man, what a waste, that movie. Visually stunning but badly-written and not a good send-off, not that it's even one anymore.
SoldierDream Jul 21, 2019 6:47 PM
Thanks for reading. Unfortunately not, I haven't, I just have never been interested in reading manga honestly, not even the ones from my favorites, I've always been an anime-only guy.

However, I have no doubts that considering how bad the adaptation was, it's almost impossible for the manga to be worse, and has to be a better crafted work.

And now that you mention it, that comment about the motorbike was probably exaggerated, since now that I remember there were indeed motorbikes and snowbikes in the original series, during the first couple of episodes, so if I didn't have problems with that, I shouldn't have them now...
ktulu007 Jan 20, 2018 2:04 AM
I think the whole idea probably comes from modern works being a bit less prone to strange animation errors. With old stuff you can find points where someone's hair'll change colour for a brief moment or something similar. Which is less likely to happen with the modern methods that let you go back and edit things easily. Although I'm sure you can find a lazily animated work where it happens because they didn't care.

Well, at least with the trendy mainstream the focuses of their defence will change as the trends change. The ones you really have to watch for are the "hardcore fans" who obsess over something forever. With the new Star Wars, for example, you'll be able to criticise it all you like in a couple years when they're watching the newer sci-fi thing and they basically remember liking the Last Jedi but it's not really on their mind. It's the hardcore Star Wars fans who have watched it a dozen times who will leap to its defence like fanatical zealots. Which isn't going to stop me from saying that the Abram's films have been mediocre, at best.

I think Lucky Star was popular for the same reason that stupid shite like Family Guy is. It uses that referential humour style that just works for some people. They see omedies like that and they go "lol, they referenced Dragon Quest V it's funny because it's a reference." I see stuff like that and I see references to a bunch of media that I'd rather be engaged with.

I just generally avoid comment sections because they aren't places where people go for discussion. They're generally places you go to give a quick, visceral response. Which tends to result in people reacting to other comments in the same way. So, thoughtful but critical comments tend to either get down-voted to oblivion or a bunch of "^this" responses based on the general reception of the video.

Well, I think a lot of that comes from a saturated market. Right now, anime is big as a medium and when you have a lot of works being produced in a particular medium, you get a lot of it that's just generic and lazy or that's outright bad with a few gems hidden within. The same is true for Steam's library of Indie games. Except that the anime industry has some measure of quality control so you're more likely to get works that are just generic and less likely to get works that are actually broken or copyright infringing.

Hollywood has the same problem. It produces a bunch of lazy, generic spectacle films, comedies that rehash old jokes, remakes, reboots, cynical sequels and other films that really aren't worth the time. And those trend-following audiences will go for it. Just like they'll watch generic, lazy anime and quickly forget about it so that the next, very similar work that comes along seems new and exciting for them.

I don't think audiences have been dumbed down. Rather, I think mainstream audiences just want to be entertained and they'll forgive pretty much anything as long as the final product does that. It's not exactly a new thing. Look at really old sitcoms like Leave it to Beaver and it's the same type of thing. A safe, sterile, trite work and audiences back then loved it too. Look at some of the "classic" anime that feature massive writing problems and one-dimensional characters like Evangelion, Legend of the Galactic Heroes or Rose of Versailles. This isn't a new phenomenon for audiences.

A lot of people like generic works because they have a sense of familiarity to them. It's the same thing you liked before but in a shiny new package and there are plenty of studios that know exactly how to sell something like that to audiences. They have decades of market research and precedent to look back on for it.
ktulu007 Jan 19, 2018 2:59 PM
No offense, but I don't believe that. If nothing else, the original has good voice actors and, I know for a fact, the English dub doesn't. And I have a hard time believing that their changes are beneficial.

Plus I've honestly heard that about quite a few anime (Dragonball, FMA, Ghost in the Shell, etc...) and I've never once agreed with the people who sang the praises of the dubbed version over the original. Again, no offense intended towards you and I'm not going to disrespect your right to your opinion.

First off, I'd like to know what new anime he's talking about because a lot of new anime look like arse biscuits. Even some anime I kind of enjoyed like gdgd faeries or Kemono friends. Say what you will in favour of them, they don't look good. Dragonball Super is actually a good example too. the old series in the franchise, GT excluded for obvious reasons, looked better. I don't know if you've seen Supers art but it's pretty lazy.

Honestly, I think the real reason networks focus their attentions on what's new and trending is for the very simple reason that those are the anime that have mainstream attention and tend to have big companies invested in getting them aired. It's the best way to get the mainstream audience's attention. There's a reason that a lot of the "however many best anime of all time" lists gravitate towards newer titles with, maybe, a few cursory nods to some series that are deemed classics. Because there is a good portion of anime fans who watch whatever's current, consider it the best stuff ever and then forget about it when the new batch of stuff comes out.

It's the same mentality that makes it so we always have a new batch of really trite mindless action blockbusters coming out from Hollywood. There is a group of people who just want to see whatever's new and "exciting." They aren't going to think about it. They aren't going to remember most of it. They just want to sit down, turn their brains basically off and consume the latest thing. I can't say I understand the appeal, personally

Then there's those of us who watch the older stuff to consider. How many people who watch older anime would watch the dubbed versions on a television network? I wouldn't because the Deutsch dubs are almost as bad as the English dubs. Some people would, certainly. But in terms of numbers you're looking at a fraction of the people who would watch the big, current stuff. And networks want those ratings above anything else. So, they'll do what big companies always do. They'll focus test and find the anime that are trendy to show.
ktulu007 Jan 16, 2018 3:01 AM
The Crystal version must be really bad. There are very few things I'd like to watch less than that English dub. I'd watch it again before re-watching Evangelion.
ktulu007 Jan 15, 2018 6:14 AM
That blog does do a good job of explaining the difference in context that changes the entire characterisation.

It oddly reminds me of the characterisation changes that the dubbed version makes just by switching some dialogue.

Sailor Mars in the original: Given the silver crystal because Usagi trusts her with it. A kind of sweet moment.
in the dubbed: steals the crystal because "Serena" doesn't deserve to be the leader. What a bitch.
ktulu007 Jan 13, 2018 6:35 AM
It's only a two episode OVA, isn't it? So, they probably figured that they could throw in a half-assed back story and it wouldn't matter.
ktulu007 Jan 10, 2018 5:53 AM
So, they wanted Usagi to be completely without peer but also have an inferiority complex?

Yeah, but that's not the point of hentai. So, to me at least, it feels a bit pointless to critique it for.
ktulu007 Jan 8, 2018 9:05 AM
So, her whole "weakness" is that she's uncertain of herself because other people have flashier powers?
And if she has Jupiter with the group at that point, hasn't she used her own powers a lot? Why would she worry about them being ineffective when they've already worked? I haven't seen Crystal and that annoys me just on principle.

I'll take your word for it. I actually stay away from hentai. Not because I think it's "dirty" or anything prudish like that. Rather, I don't want to review it because the entire purpose of hentai is to get the viewers aroused and whether or not it has strong characters, a good story or most of the elements I talk about is pretty irrelevant to whether or not it accomplishes its goal.
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