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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    One Piece update.

    Second Gear.

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    God I am 10 episodes into Destiny now and I am begging Witch from Mercury to come back

    I warned you, but you had to dig too greedily and too deep

    and now there are lacus clynes everywhere

    Listen there was no greed in this

    Just a somber, dutiful march into hell

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Also Shotaro Ishinomori would have been 85 years old today if he hadn’t, you know, died of heart failure.


    Relevant Shigeru Mizuki (GeGeGe no Kitaro) manga is relevant:
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Ayakashi Triangle also now on indefinite hiatus due to covid.

    That's three so far for the season.

    Cancelling shows like it's 2020.

    getting the sense that japan is botching covid control at least as hard as the US is now

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Ayakashi Triangle also now on indefinite hiatus due to covid.

    That's three so far for the season.

    Cancelling shows like it's 2020.

    getting the sense that japan is botching covid control at least as hard as the US is now

    If memory serves, they have been the whole time; the LDP shit the bed on it about as badly as the Trump admin did (their vaccine rollout especially was a clusterfuck), plus the clusterfuck of the way emergency pandemic response systems are set up (i.e., a mishmash of decentralized authority to the prefectures and localities and issues where the national-level powers, despite having special authority in such emergencies, are limited)

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    One Piece update.

    Second Gear.

    It's such a good reveal.

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    I think it may be the animation factories that are where the problems are, not the studios themselves, but I haven't dug in enough to have an informed opinion.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    from the various anime production documentaries I've seen the culture in the main studios has always been work yourself to death as well so I bet covid is fucking them there as much as in the inbetweener contractors in korea or wherever.

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    So while we are all waiting for more G Witch in a few months, let's briefly talk about how the Aerial's main theme is really dang good.

    https://youtu.be/15_eaHGeQ7s

    Unicorn's theme was amazing (even if the show didn't connect with me very much), but good gravy this one here is just so very good.

    It really is such an interesting piece that has a ton of emotional motifs in it. On the face of it it is a grand bombastic piece, basically screaming 'the heroine is here!' But then it has a bunch of different undercurrents like a swirl of different supporting characters. One is sad, another nostalgic, another ominous... and then they all get blown away by a reprise of the bombastic vocals again.

    But then again Gundam almost always has great emotional music going back to the series' beginning. You've got classic pieces like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GsQSJzmd1A
    Char's theme is basically split into two parts: it starts incredibly ominous and with aggressive explosive trumpets before seemingly lightening up and becoming almost whimsical. But underneath the whimsy is the same aggressive high tempo core.

    Or this, from G Gundam, King of Hearts
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CprlGbcNl78
    Just a cheesy great emotional roller coaster. The Hero getting back up to launch one last attack. But with just a hint of sadness that it had to come to this

    Or from Zeta gundam, the theme for Camille and the series as a whole:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3yY8EncET0
    Just so bitter. You hear this for the first time and you know that nothing good is gonna happen to Camille's rebel group. But the song just keeps angrily trudging along to no conclusion.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    God I am 10 episodes into Destiny now and I am begging Witch from Mercury to come back

    Could I perhaps recommend Macross Frontier instead? I'm about halfway through right now and really enjoying it.

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023


    I love how this doesn’t bother actually addressing either the allegations of machine translation OR the fact the early draft pages meant for marketing are far more coherent than the actual versions that went to Print:

    Putting these behind tags since I’m on mobile and haven’t had the chance to see how they render on desktop yet
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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    God I am 10 episodes into Destiny now and I am begging Witch from Mercury to come back

    Could I perhaps recommend Macross Frontier instead? I'm about halfway through right now and really enjoying it.

    Nope the Destiny train doesn’t end until it reaches its final stop.

    Until then

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Ayakashi Triangle also now on indefinite hiatus due to covid.

    That's three so far for the season.

    Cancelling shows like it's 2020.

    getting the sense that japan is botching covid control at least as hard as the US is now

    Japan has always been chasing that wheel of cheese downhill when it comes to Covid. They would implement some policy like lockdown, then surprise Pikachu face as the tourism economy plummets, so they offer vouchers for people to go traveling in Japan, then do another surprised Pikachu face as Covid cases spike in rural areas from the traveling

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Madican wrote: »
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Ayakashi Triangle also now on indefinite hiatus due to covid.

    That's three so far for the season.

    Cancelling shows like it's 2020.

    getting the sense that japan is botching covid control at least as hard as the US is now

    Japan has always been chasing that wheel of cheese downhill when it comes to Covid. They would implement some policy like lockdown, then surprise Pikachu face as the tourism economy plummets, so they offer vouchers for people to go traveling in Japan, then do another surprised Pikachu face as Covid cases spike in rural areas from the traveling

    Every government: What if we just forgot that economies existed to facilitate the lives of human beings and instead treated humans as vital yet individually expendable ingredients to bolster economies for the benefit of the wealthy owner class?

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    The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    God I am 10 episodes into Destiny now and I am begging Witch from Mercury to come back

    I warned you, but you had to dig too greedily and too deep

    and now there are lacus clynes everywhere

    Listen there was no greed in this

    Just a somber, dutiful march into hell

    At least you're about to get War Crimes: Shin Special Edition, which is a fun and bombastic scene. And then SAVIOR'D memes!

    Ideas hate it when you anthropomorphize them
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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »


    I love how this doesn’t bother actually addressing either the allegations of machine translation OR the fact the early draft pages meant for marketing are far more coherent than the actual versions that went to Print:

    Putting these behind tags since I’m on mobile and haven’t had the chance to see how they render on desktop yet
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    WTF that reads like machine translation or something.

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    StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I wanna watch My Hero Academia but I can't even remember what season I left off on.

    I think I'm gonna have to rewatch MHA from the start.

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    WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »


    I love how this doesn’t bother actually addressing either the allegations of machine translation OR the fact the early draft pages meant for marketing are far more coherent than the actual versions that went to Print:

    Putting these behind tags since I’m on mobile and haven’t had the chance to see how they render on desktop yet
    shtg11k5l00o.jpeg
    2snwmcm69rrm.jpeg

    WTF that reads like machine translation or something.

    it almost certainly literally is, yes

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Whippy wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »


    I love how this doesn’t bother actually addressing either the allegations of machine translation OR the fact the early draft pages meant for marketing are far more coherent than the actual versions that went to Print:

    Putting these behind tags since I’m on mobile and haven’t had the chance to see how they render on desktop yet
    shtg11k5l00o.jpeg
    2snwmcm69rrm.jpeg

    WTF that reads like machine translation or something.

    it almost certainly literally is, yes

    Two highly respected translators in the business, Alf Biette and Go Ugell

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »


    I love how this doesn’t bother actually addressing either the allegations of machine translation OR the fact the early draft pages meant for marketing are far more coherent than the actual versions that went to Print:

    Putting these behind tags since I’m on mobile and haven’t had the chance to see how they render on desktop yet
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    2snwmcm69rrm.jpeg

    No company's ever going to flat out admit to that, hilarious as it would be.
    (And note how they've locked down replies)

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    silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Is MTL better than stealing fan translations? Not quality wise, obv, but ethically?

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    Is MTL better than stealing fan translations? Not quality wise, obv, but ethically?

    If you’re a business I’m going to say it’s the difference between plagiarism and just refusing to hire the necessary labor

    Like, you’re a business, one that has decided to be a localizer. Hire some fuckin’ translators, instead of trying to be cheapskates. If you can’t afford the costs of labor, then obviously you shouldn’t be in the business. It’s the same kind of shit with all those businesses who are like “we can’t afford to pay our staff a living wage! What do you expect us to do?”

    To which the answer is “Then why the fuck are you a business if you can’t afford to pay the people doing the fucking work? Also, just how much are you taking home from this whole fucking endeavor?”

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    That's still against the rules here, Owenashi

    Apologies.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    That's still against the rules here, Owenashi

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    One Piece update.

    Second Gear.

    It's such a good reveal.

    Hell yeah it is.
    Watching Luffy body Blueno was goddamn satisfying.

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    SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    God I am 10 episodes into Destiny now and I am begging Witch from Mercury to come back

    Could I perhaps recommend Macross Frontier instead? I'm about halfway through right now and really enjoying it.

    Nope the Destiny train doesn’t end until it reaches its final stop.

    Until then

    xcyzn8cu6fsb.gif


    Are you suffering through the recap episodes or skipping? Because that'll shave off like 5 episodes.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular



    The first volume of the Witch from Mercury novelization (discounting the prologue novel) will drop on Feb. 25th. The post from the Gundam_Info account mentions that it'll feature "expressions and descriptions" (using Twitter's auto translate) that aren't in the anime. Guessing that means that we'll get more internal monologue and some new/expanded scenes.

    Something to tide us over until the start of cour 2.

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    God I am 10 episodes into Destiny now and I am begging Witch from Mercury to come back

    Could I perhaps recommend Macross Frontier instead? I'm about halfway through right now and really enjoying it.

    Nope the Destiny train doesn’t end until it reaches its final stop.

    Until then

    xcyzn8cu6fsb.gif


    Are you suffering through the recap episodes or skipping? Because that'll shave off like 5 episodes.

    HD Remaster so I think they’re already excised

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Destiny episode 10
    Welp we are already going hard on “Meer’s life and self worth are on a sharply inclined hill… leading to a vat of ravenous sharks… that have motorized saw blades for teeth… and lemonjuice for spit.”

    EDIT: Destiny 11
    WE GET IT FUKUDA TOLLE DIED HORRIBLY HOW MANY TIMES IN THESE TWO SHOWS ARE WE GOING GO WITNESS HIS SEVERED HEAD TRAGICOMICALY FLYING AT THE CAMERA

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    Okay wait double checking, that has been Kira’s aunt-mom in all these scenes

    But… her husband hasn’t been anywhere in this

    Did

    Did they forget she had a husband???

    Edit:

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    UH


    anything between those two points, Murrue, anything between those points

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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    I just started Romantic Killer because I feel like I saw it recommeneded somewhere. I'm halfway through the first episode and feel like this has the potential to go either way. On the one hand, the premise is presented as confiscating the things the MC likes until she likes a boyfriend, but on the other it's also explicitly stated that the Japanese government is somehow involved and one of the things confiscated was her fucking cat. Give the poor girl her cat back!

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    GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    Shinzo Abe will rise from his grave to hold your family hostage until you have children.

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    Kristmas KthulhuKristmas Kthulhu Currently Kultist Kthulhu Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    I just started Romantic Killer because I feel like I saw it recommeneded somewhere. I'm halfway through the first episode and feel like this has the potential to go either way. On the one hand, the premise is presented as confiscating the things the MC likes until she likes a boyfriend, but on the other it's also explicitly stated that the Japanese government is somehow involved and one of the things confiscated was her fucking cat. Give the poor girl her cat back!

    I thought it was handled quite well. The MC is great, and the show has some excellent visual comedy.

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    Everything I've read about Romantic Killer is that while the first episode is a bit rough the rest of the series is a lot of fun and very very funny.

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
    Tonight, on Destiny:
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    LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    Someone less lazy than me edit that “isn’t there someone you forgot to ask?” Meme with the man and woman going “I consent” and Jesus going “I don’t!”

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    The premise of RK left a bad taste in my mouth, but Birdie Wing has been wonderful so far.
    (And I expected Yakuza, not literal Mafia.)

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    LanzLanz ...Za?Registered User regular
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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited January 2023
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    The premise of RK left a bad taste in my mouth, but Birdie Wing has been wonderful so far.
    (And I expected Yakuza, not literal Mafia.)

    Romantic KIller made me wary at first, but after watching the rest of the first episode it seems pretty fun. The absurd extent to which the wizard thing messes with the MC (parents suddenly and happily decide to move overseas for three years, all chocolate everywhere is sold out, etc) and her over-the-top defiant resolve to not play by his rules are pretty fun.

    The show does weirdly make me feel personally attacked because the MC (who supposedly needs to change, despite obviously being perfect) reminds me of the first girl I've ever fallen for down to the hobbies, cat, red hair, and glasses.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    Removing the cat removed me from RK and I have no need to go back.

    (PSN: Morninglord) (Steam: Morninglord) (WiiU: Morninglord22) I like to record and toss up a lot of random gaming videos here.
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