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[Anime Thread] S2: Haruhi Strikes Back

KelorKelor Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
Welcome to the new anime thread!

First some words from our sponsor:
Spoiler:

I want a good clean thread. Now lets get it on!

Spring season series currently airing.

Of those we've got a number that people are following:

Basquash!: Giant robots playing basketball in Nikes. Basketballs are not the only thing you will see bouncing.

Sengoku Basara: Adaption of the video game series, basically Dynasty Warriors Japanese style. The crazy action anime of the season.

K-On: Slice of life series about a group of high school girls starting up a band to save the music club at their school. The catch? They can't play to save themselves.

Valkyria Chronicles: Adaption of the video game.

Full Metal Alchemist - Brotherhood: Remake of the series, follows the manga more closely this time around. Episodes are available for streaming here each week a couple of days after it shows in Japan.

Cross Game: Slice of Life series of a boy playing baseball. Highly recommended by a lot of people here.

Eden of the East: A man finds himself in front of the white house with no clothes, a gun and a mobile phone linked to a bank account with eight and a half billion yen on it. Again, highly recommended.

OAVs:

Spice and Wolf
Lupin
Gurren Lagann Movie (1st half)


Upcoming summer season series.

Looking to get into anime? Here are some forumer recommendations to check out or just ask in the thread and let us know what sort of theme you're after.
Spoiler:

A few trailers and OPs/EDs from the current season.

Basquash! Trailer

Eden of the East

K-On Ending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKKyIvW1hEA

Full Metal Alchemist Trailer

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I support this thread.

    Also, episode 02 of the Higurashi Rei OVA is out.

    Hisao? What's the word for when it feels in your heart that everything in the world is alright?
    .

    STEAM
  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Too stupid to feel pain. San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Hooray! Here's to another dramaless, awesome, constructive thread!

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    How is the new FMA? And how far along is it right now?

    I quite liked the old one, but found the resolution to be quite weak (including what came in the film) and I know this is supposed to address those issues due to output speed differences between the manga and original series. So, opinions thus far?

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    How is the new FMA? And how far along is it right now?

    I quite liked the old one, but found the resolution to be quite weak (including what came in the film) and I know this is supposed to address those issues due to output speed differences between the manga and original series. So, opinions thus far?

    Very good. They're sorta going fast-forward at the moment, though - mainly because we haven't hit the divergence point yet in the storyline.

    But don't take my word for it, go watch the eps at Funi's website.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    It's moving at a much faster pace than the original, IMO this is better, but I've seen some differing opinions. The animation is brilliant and quite a few scenes I've seen so far are basically frame-by-frame from the manga. They've just introduced Scar.

    Hisao? What's the word for when it feels in your heart that everything in the world is alright?
    .

    STEAM
  • setrajonassetrajonas Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Has anyone heard of this OVA Denpatekina Kanojo (電波的な彼女)? Doesn't seem to have gotten any attention (ie subs), but it sounds interesting.

  • ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Cross Game 5 was as captivating as usual.

    I enjoy that the focus is more on the cast and their shared experience through Wakaba than the typical shounen baseball business.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Queen's Blade is tha shizzle bros.
    Spoiler:

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    setrajonas wrote: »
    Has anyone heard of this OVA Denpatekina Kanojo (電波的な彼女)? Doesn't seem to have gotten any attention (ie subs), but it sounds interesting.

    It's been out and subbed for a while dude. Didn't like it, but I'm apparently in a minority.

    Hisao? What's the word for when it feels in your heart that everything in the world is alright?
    .

    STEAM
  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Basquash 5 was the best one so far.

    I was thinking about the moon in it though and just how aggravating that would be. They basically broadcast giant images and you're stuck listening to the music in the middle of the night.

    Now imagine if that was that was real when Armageddon came out and every radio station was running that fucking horrible Aerosmith song all night. Or the Titanic one.

    Christ that would get old quick.

  • FrosteeyFrosteey Hero of Justice : ( 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    OP needs
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    since it's the only reason to watch the show, and it is my favorite picture. I think I'm through three and a half episodes, and they actually might be going a bit overboard in making sure they meet the funny face quota for Alicia, but it's really probably for the best.

    I'm slowly catching up on Basquash, but it is difficult, as this may be the dumbest thing I have ever willingly subjected myself to.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Frosteey wrote: »
    I'm slowly catching up on Basquash, but it is difficult, as this may be the dumbest thing I have ever willingly subjected myself to.

    Dumbest most best thing.

  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Sooo much to catch up on.

    Phantom, Valkyria Chronicles, Eden Of The East, Basqush, new DVDs for Claymore, Baccano, Lucky Star. And I still have to finish Allison & Lillia, Shikabane Hima: Aka, Mouryou no Hako, and Library Wars from last season. And there's always the interminable keeping up with Once Piece. AND I have Utawarjfdklsfhfsdjklsdfjklfuck queued up on Netflix streaming.

    Here's a lesson kids: You can either get a job or watch anime. Not both.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Goddamnit I hadn't realised Shangri-La had already started, now I have to catch up on that.

    Also does anyone know why Tokyotosho is down?

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    sup thread. i don't really post anymore. I missed the past 30 pages of the last thread. :|

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    So we need more people talking about how ridiculously awesome One Piece was this week.

    It's something we're going to be telling our grandsons about.

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  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    So we need more people talking about how ridiculously awesome One Piece was this week.

    It's something we're going to be telling our grandsons about.

    Shit haven't watched it yet I'm out son.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm talking about the manga, not the tv show.

    Not that there's that big of a difference, but just lettin' ya know.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    also I FINALLY got alita 11 today. checked every week for 5 weeks after someone said they got it. probably in an ill mannered way :| anyhoo, finalllyyyyy
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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Sooo much to catch up on.

    Phantom, Valkyria Chronicles, Eden Of The East, Basqush, new DVDs for Claymore, Baccano, Lucky Star. And I still have to finish Allison & Lillia, Shikabane Hima: Aka, Mouryou no Hako, and Library Wars from last season. And there's always the interminable keeping up with Once Piece. AND I have Utawarjfdklsfhfsdjklsdfjklfuck queued up on Netflix streaming.

    I enjoyed Library Wars. It was different enough from the usual fare that it felt fresh.

  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Kelor wrote: »
    Sooo much to catch up on.

    Phantom, Valkyria Chronicles, Eden Of The East, Basqush, new DVDs for Claymore, Baccano, Lucky Star. And I still have to finish Allison & Lillia, Shikabane Hima: Aka, Mouryou no Hako, and Library Wars from last season. And there's always the interminable keeping up with Once Piece. AND I have Utawarjfdklsfhfsdjklsdfjklfuck queued up on Netflix streaming.

    I enjoyed Library Wars. It was different enough from the usual fare that it felt fresh.

    I picked it up for one reason and one reason only.

    Library. Wars.

    I mean, come on. Librarians with guns. Books and armaments. It has to be good. And it is a rather good mix of silly rom/com and military action/drama.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Sooo much to catch up on.

    Phantom, Valkyria Chronicles, Eden Of The East, Basqush, new DVDs for Claymore, Baccano, Lucky Star. And I still have to finish Allison & Lillia, Shikabane Hima: Aka, Mouryou no Hako, and Library Wars from last season. And there's always the interminable keeping up with Once Piece. AND I have Utawarjfdklsfhfsdjklsdfjklfuck queued up on Netflix streaming.

    Here's a lesson kids: You can either get a job or watch anime. Not both.

    I do both. vacation/sick days can be anime catch up days.
    Kelor wrote:
    Frosteey wrote:
    I'm slowly catching up on Basquash, but it is difficult, as this may be the dumbest thing I have ever willingly subjected myself to.

    Dumbest most best thing.

    yea, episode 5 is where more of the basketball elements start to show up. Until then it's nothing but tits and yelling.

    3 on 3 with robots is fun.

  • bisondollarsbisondollars Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Goddamnit I hadn't realised Shangri-La had already started, now I have to catch up on that.

    Also does anyone know why Tokyotosho is down?

    Domain died. It's .info now, not .com.

    Anyway, I think this has been a great season so far. I've been following Cross Game, Shin Mazinger and Sengoku Basara and they're all pretty much astounding. Well, Basara slipped up a little when it decided to NOT be ludicrously awesome for about 2 episodes, but then I saw that they were going to introduce some kind of Gundam samurai in the next episode preview and I knew I had to keep watching.

  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I feel like K-On! 5 is my reward for having watched the previous episodes. It was actually genuinely funny and appealing instead of just a face-full of moe.

    Not that there's anything wrong with a face-full of moe.

    Eden of the East remains promising, but I can't seem to keep up with it. This is probably because I am usually eating while I watch it, and I fail at subtitles when eating. I'll probably re-watch the series thus far soon.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    One Piece:
    Spoiler:

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Goddamnit I hadn't realised Shangri-La had already started, now I have to catch up on that.

    Also does anyone know why Tokyotosho is down?

    Domain died. It's .info now, not .com.

    Anyway, I think this has been a great season so far. I've been following Cross Game, Shin Mazinger and Sengoku Basara and they're all pretty much astounding. Well, Basara slipped up a little when it decided to NOT be ludicrously awesome for about 2 episodes, but then I saw that they were going to introduce some kind of Gundam samurai in the next episode preview and I knew I had to keep watching.

    His name is Honda!

    He has the fan nickname of Mobile Suit Hondam, apparently.

  • bisondollarsbisondollars Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Slicer wrote: »
    Goddamnit I hadn't realised Shangri-La had already started, now I have to catch up on that.

    Also does anyone know why Tokyotosho is down?

    Domain died. It's .info now, not .com.

    Anyway, I think this has been a great season so far. I've been following Cross Game, Shin Mazinger and Sengoku Basara and they're all pretty much astounding. Well, Basara slipped up a little when it decided to NOT be ludicrously awesome for about 2 episodes, but then I saw that they were going to introduce some kind of Gundam samurai in the next episode preview and I knew I had to keep watching.

    His name is Honda!

    He has the fan nickname of Mobile Suit Hondam, apparently.

    I can see where they're coming from

  • RaynagaRaynaga Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Chen wrote: »
    Queen's Blade is tha shizzle bros.
    Spoiler:

    Shame on you.

  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Raynaga wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    Queen's Blade is tha shizzle bros.
    Spoiler:

    Shame on you.
    The first bit or second bit? :P

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  • JakorianJakorian Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    One Piece:
    Spoiler:

    Also this is the best ending to any chapter ever.
    Spoiler:

  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited May 2009
    I feel like K-On! 5 is my reward for having watched the previous episodes. It was actually genuinely funny and appealing instead of just a face-full of moe.

    Just watched this one last night, funny as hell. The teacher was hilarious. The bit when they reveal the result of Yui's "special training" and they're both making :P:P faces, oh man. In fact, the faces in general are a riot in this show.

    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I feel like K-On! 5 is my reward for having watched the previous episodes. It was actually genuinely funny and appealing instead of just a face-full of moe.

    Just watched this one last night, funny as hell. The teacher was hilarious. The bit when they reveal the result of Yui's "special training" and they're both making :P:P faces, oh man. In fact, the faces in general are a riot in this show.

    We are on the same page, bro. The faces were so great.

    I know it's a show about a band that can't really play, but I'd really like to hear more music-playing in this show about music-players.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Chen wrote: »
    moe moe

    kyun~

    i did like that, but i liked it with a very stern face.
    Spoiler:

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    So I randomly started watching The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I though it was going to be some stupid girl drama about high school.

    Last night I finished it up and it was great. I didn't expect it to be one of my favorite series but there it sits now. I knew nothing about it when I started watching it other than that dance people do, who knew the series was actually something totally unexpected and unlike what I thought it was.

    Now I want more. I hope they actually come out with a second seasons like the rumors are saying possibly might happen this year.

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  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Lord Jezo wrote: »
    So I randomly started watching The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I though it was going to be some stupid girl drama about high school.

    Last night I finished it up and it was great. I didn't expect it to be one of my favorite series but there it sits now. I knew nothing about it when I started watching it other than that dance people do, who knew the series was actually something totally unexpected and unlike what I thought it was.

    Now I want more. I hope they actually come out with a second seasons like the rumors are saying possibly might happen this year.

    Yeah, the second season is coming. Right after they tease and then disappoint us a few more times. Look, we're airing more Haruhi! Except it's just the first season again! Psych!

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    One Piece Season 1 Fourth Voyage arrived in the mail yesterday. Yay!

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  • kdrudykdrudy Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Jakorian wrote: »
    Godfather wrote: »
    One Piece:
    Spoiler:

    Also this is the best ending to any chapter ever.
    Spoiler:

    "They're wearing some kind of very progressive outfits!" That is very amusing.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I never understand what is going on in these one piece scans people post. The are all so busy.

  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Jeez, I clearly need to be reading One Piece. That is awesome.

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