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[Japanimation] Mahjong: Putin, Papa Bush & Pope vs Hitler for fate of the world.

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  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    It's sort of like the concept behind a dollar auction.

    This is even better:
    Escalation of commitment was first described by Barry M. Staw in his 1976 paper, "Knee deep in the big muddy: A study of escalating commitment to a chosen course of action".[1]. More recently the term Sunk cost fallacy has been used to describe the phenomenon where people justify increased investment in a decision, based on the cumulative prior investment, despite new evidence suggesting that the decision was probably wrong. Such investment may include money (known informally as "throwing good money after bad"), time, or — in the case of military strategy — human lives.
    This basically explains why I'm still subscribed to EverQuest.

    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.
  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited August 2009
    The same reason any of us watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Been asking that same question for years.

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Eh I find it enjoyable every now and then.

    Though I will admit that I find pretty much everything I read in Shonen Jump these days to be a guilty pleasure.

    (Except for Gintama)

  • GreeperGreeper Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Two words, sir:

    Rock Lee.

    He is the greatest thing.

    Greeper is now Minister Of Communication in my new regime.
  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Aroduc wrote: »
    The same reason any of us watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Because it was bad and you didn't really know any better?

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Slicer wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Eh I find it enjoyable every now and then.

    Though I will admit that I find pretty much everything I read in Shonen Jump these days to be a guilty pleasure.

    (Except for Gintama)

    Hey


    Hey hey hey


    One of those properties you've nothing to be ashamed about.

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    Slicer wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Eh I find it enjoyable every now and then.

    Though I will admit that I find pretty much everything I read in Shonen Jump these days to be a guilty pleasure.

    (Except for Gintama)

    Hey


    Hey hey hey


    One of those properties you've nothing to be ashamed about.

    Oh right, I forgot about Hunter x Hunter.

    It's easy to forget, though.

    I've all but written it off what with all the delays.

  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited August 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    The same reason any of us watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Because it was bad and you didn't really know any better?

    Exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxactly.

  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The best thing about those videos is that I keep getting ads for "anime dating", whatever the fuck THAT means.

    Also, Otoboku:
    Spoiler:

    I mean, LOOK AT THOSE HIPS.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Slicer wrote: »
    Godfather wrote: »
    Slicer wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Eh I find it enjoyable every now and then.

    Though I will admit that I find pretty much everything I read in Shonen Jump these days to be a guilty pleasure.

    (Except for Gintama)

    Hey


    Hey hey hey


    One of those properties you've nothing to be ashamed about.

    Oh right, I forgot about Hunter x Hunter.

    It's easy to forget, though.

    I've all but written it off what with all the delays.

    Shabbada-wha?

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    CHA LA

    HEAD CHA LA

    Konata singing that song was magical.
    Spectrum wrote: »
    The best thing about those videos is that I keep getting ads for "anime dating", whatever the fuck THAT means.

    Also, Otoboku:
    Spoiler:

    I mean, LOOK AT THOSE HIPS.

    Ever hear of a manga called "No Bra"?

  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Spectrum wrote: »
    The best thing about those videos is that I keep getting ads for "anime dating", whatever the fuck THAT means.

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    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.
  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Slicer wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Eh I find it enjoyable every now and then.

    Though I will admit that I find pretty much everything I read in Shonen Jump these days to be a guilty pleasure.

    (Except for Gintama)

    Bakuman is pretty good, or unique, at least, and it offers us a view into the Shounen Jump machine. I'm too lazy to write a summary, so here is one from Wikipedia. I tried to limit the summaries to the basic premise, leaving out plot twists and such.
    Bakuman follows the story of high school student Moritaka Mashiro... One day he draws a picture of Azuki Miho, a girl he is secretly fond of, during class and forge- BLAH BLAH BLAH.

    Okay, the story isn't really that interesting. It only offers a motivation for the character's quest to get in Shounen Jump. The meat of the manga lies in the way they design a manga specifically aimed at the SJ market, all discussed in gritty detail. Bakuman also analyzes the process by which SJ chooses its writers and manga and completely deconstructs it. Honestly, I don't understand how the manga gets away with all the criticism.

    There are rival mangaka and buddy mangaka and buddy mangaka who are also rivals.

    Beelzebub is new but fun.
    The story follows the "strongest juvenile delinquent", Oga, as he watches over the devil king's son (a baby that he accidentally picked up, who happens to be the future devil king) with the destruction of the world hanging in the balance. He is chosen to raise the baby until he's of age to destroy mankind, together with the demon maid Hilda.

    Sket Dance is fucking amazing. I will fight whoever claims otherwise. That's no lie.
    No wikipage, apparently. Anyway, wacky adventures with a trio of misfits as they form a club for the purpose of solving problems and helping people. It's comedy. Very good comedy. Some of the funniest shit you'll ever read.

    Psyren is good too, though more shounen than all of the above series put together.
    One day while heading home, Ageha Yoshina finds a public pay phone ringing by itself. He picks it up, receiving no answer except a calling card with the word "Psyren" printed on it. After Sakurako Amamiya, a girl in Yoshina's class, disappears after mentioning "Psyren", Ageha uses the calling card in hopes of finding the whereabouts of his classmate, despite being warned not to get involved... He receives a call which gets louder and louder by the second. As he answers the phone, he is immediately drawn into the world of Psyren.

    And, obviously, there's One Piece. It has its own thread.

  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Greeper wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Why do people read/watch/care about Naruto

    Two words, sir:

    Rock Lee.

    He is the greatest thing.

    The greatest thing.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    One of us! One of us!


    EDIT:
    Spectrum wrote: »
    The best thing about those videos is that I keep getting ads for "anime dating", whatever the fuck THAT means.

    Also, Otoboku:
    Spoiler:

    I mean, LOOK AT THOSE HIPS.


    Bone structure is overrated!

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That Bakuman synopsis doesn't cover just how good it is.

  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Kelor wrote: »
    That Bakuman synopsis doesn't cover just how good it is.

    It offers a tantalizing glimpse into the manga's soul... That is to say, it's only the basic premise, not a review.

    I edited it for you.

  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    DragonPup wrote: »
    Spice and Wolf II, episode 7
    Spoiler:

    I was kind of shocked by that, too. I guess it makes sense given the setting, but jeez.

    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.
  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    Kelor wrote: »
    That Bakuman synopsis doesn't cover just how good it is.

    It offers a tantalizing glimpse into the manga's soul... That is to say, it's only the basic premise, not a review.

    I edited it for you.

    I just sort of meant the love angle while one of the keystones of the story doesn't have as much emphasis as the competition/rivalry between the other characters.

    More people should read it for sure though.

  • HeatwaveHeatwave I heard you, Hot ShotRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Escalation of commitment was first described by Barry M. Staw in his 1976 paper, "Knee deep in the big muddy: A study of escalating commitment to a chosen course of action".[1]. More recently the term Sunk cost fallacy has been used to describe the phenomenon where people justify increased investment in a decision, based on the cumulative prior investment, despite new evidence suggesting that the decision was probably wrong. Such investment may include money (known informally as "throwing good money after bad"), time, or — in the case of military strategy — human lives.
    I just found my new sig :P

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Speaking of Jump, Yankee-kun and Megane-chan is pretty interesting so far.

  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Spectrum wrote: »
    The best thing about those videos is that I keep getting ads for "anime dating", whatever the fuck THAT means.

    maihusbando.jpg

    I took far too long trying to figure out why that video was half loaded and frozen :x

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

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  • HeatwaveHeatwave I heard you, Hot ShotRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Falx wrote: »
    Spectrum wrote: »
    The best thing about those videos is that I keep getting ads for "anime dating", whatever the fuck THAT means.

    maihusbando.jpg

    I took far too long trying to figure out why that video was half loaded and frozen :x
    XD

    Speaking Maria+Holic, is it any good?

    EDIT: New Phantom OP. Yay!

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  • Chrono HelixChrono Helix Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It's pretty funny, but it tends to overuse the same gag.
    Spoiler:

  • HeatwaveHeatwave I heard you, Hot ShotRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh god, what the hell is going on in Phantom?
    Spoiler:
    It's pretty funny, but it tends to overuse the same gag.
    Spoiler:
    Thanks for the input, mang

    EDIT: Oh god, the pixelization in Umineko is horrendous!

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ugh, I read, Nanoha: BetrayerS. How depressing.

    Also, confusing. I'm not quite sure what happened, but it was horribly depressing. Exquisite art though.

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

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  • Chrono HelixChrono Helix Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Well uh. I guess there's a trap here, or at least some alarms are going off in my head.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g52A0qaq2A

    You've got a good security system in there.

  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Heatwave wrote: »

    EDIT: Oh god, the pixelization in Umineko is horrendous!

    Who are you using? gg is pretty high quality.

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

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  • LeumasWhiteLeumasWhite Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Falx wrote: »
    Heatwave wrote: »

    EDIT: Oh god, the pixelization in Umineko is horrendous!

    Who are you using? gg is pretty high quality.

    I'm guessing this isn't pixelation of the video, it's stuff in the latest episode. Aroduc snarked about it not long ago, and it really is pretty bad.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh right, haven't seen it yet.

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

    STEAM
  • HeatwaveHeatwave I heard you, Hot ShotRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    What's weird is that when it happened, my first immediate thought was everyone must have grown a huge, rock-hard penis...

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  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh, hey. I got sigged by Chrono. Achievement unlocked, 50 forum points.

    Other than the obvious (Saki), what else should I be watching out of the summer season? I've got nothing other than Spice & Wolf and hold overs from Spring and forever ago.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Chen wrote: »
    I'd vote Seiko from Lovely Complex for best trap. It was so unexpected and shocking, which is exactly what traps are for.
    Spoiler:
    On a lark, I decided to watch this. Wow, this pretty much animates like One Piece. Not surprising, since the same animation studio worked on it.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    I'd vote Seiko from Lovely Complex for best trap. It was so unexpected and shocking, which is exactly what traps are for.
    Spoiler:
    On a lark, I decided to watch this. Wow, this pretty much animates like One Piece. Not surprising, since the same animation studio worked on it.
    Lovely Complex or Love★Com is a pretty great romantic comedy. I should finish it some day.

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Speaking of Jump, Yankee-kun and Megane-chan is pretty interesting so far.

    It doesn't run in Jump, actually! :P
    Oh, hey. I got sigged by Chrono. Achievement unlocked, 50 forum points.

    Other than the obvious (Saki), what else should I be watching out of the summer season? I've got nothing other than Spice & Wolf and hold overs from Spring and forever ago.

    The only shows this season that really held my attention were Spice & Wolf and the new season of Zetsubou Sensei.

    Though I suppose it's a good thing, I have a pretty huge backlog to work through.



    Oh and it seems Gundam Unicorn has finally been confirmed to be 6 50-minute OVAs, woo.

    Though apparently it has been moved from winter to next spring :(

  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Am I the only one who thinks "Gundam Unicorn" is a silly title from a land of silly titles?
    Spoiler:

    Accurate, though.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    We need a new thread.



    And additional Pylons.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Someone should let elki know to lock it.

    Hisao? What's the word for when it feels in your heart that everything in the world is alright?
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  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Falx wrote: »
    Ugh, I read, Nanoha: BetrayerS. How depressing.

    Also, confusing. I'm not quite sure what happened, but it was horribly depressing. Exquisite art though.
    what the

    It's not as if this is hard to decipher.
    Spoiler:

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