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Spanning from the first Red and Green to Platinum which one of ALL the Pokemon you ever owned and trained is your favourite and why? more then one entry is allowed.

Mine would be either Turtoise!! - Blastoise from my old Red game or Dugtrouble!! - Dugtrio also from Pokemon Red both where very reliable and strong. They also have my most favorite moves like dig and Hydropump and helped me out alot on Pokemon Gold so much so that on later games(even Platinum) i always try to get a Squirtle and a Diglett and rename them like my old ones i always seem to have those two on my team and probably will continue doing so for many Pokemon games to come.
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Hay everyone it time for Vice Squad ep.2 It's just me and my bro again but we'll try to pick up some new member. If you wan to join just PM me or my brother lunermoth.
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I bought some new ones the only ones that aren't pictured here is my 2 Noizi Ito art books and a Zero no Tsukaima one. In order right to left and below they are:  4 Zero no Tsukaima art books(5 images), Megami Super Deluxe, Rightstuf catalog thrown in, Saber Portraits art books(4 images posted), and last but by far the best, is the Tinkle Byakuya Chakai rare art book(7 images posted).

If you own any anime/manga art books make sure to share them.
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Hello again everyone,

As many of you may have notice, progress on my Ultimate Gundam Wing wiki has been at a standstill as of late. This is due to a combination of many factors including but not limited to:
  1. Being busy as hell with school (especially the past two weeks if you've noticed my status)
  2. Rebuilding my computer: I bought an i7 not too long ago, and so I had to get a new motherboard, RAM, and power supply to go with it. As many of you know, this pretty much means you have to reinstall your OS, and for me, that means reinstalling photoshop, premier, my hundreds of codecs, tools, and well you get the idea...
  3. Experimenting with video editing: Part of the reason I got these new parts for my little Rin (my computer's name) is so I could finally get around to messing around with video editing -something I've wanted to do for a long time but was limited by the power of a single core AMD 3500+ processor.
  4. Trying to catch up on my viewing: In combination of rebuilding my computer and my school's network being weird, a 3 week gap formed in my viewing record of the shows I had been watching up till then, and I really want to see the ends of the shows that have finished.
So, combine all those factors and basically I've had a real crappy time getting around to adding any info to the wiki. I added a bit of info for the first episode of FMA: Brotherhood, but that was mainly because I was watching it anyway at the time and the time it took to upload everything and take the screenshots was incredibly insignificant. Since the semester is winding down, my classes seem to be firing down on me like the Lightning Count...and they don't show any signs of easing off any time within the next two or three weeks. In the absolute worst case scenario, my summer is largely going to be spent at my tech support job, so I should be able to add quite a bit of material to the wiki assuming it's not constantly busy.

At this moment it is 5:23AM April 11th (Saturday) where I am, and I'm pretty tired, so I'm not going to try and sum up what's left for me to do on each section, just know that there's a lot left to be done and I hope to be getting back to it soon. Hopefully once all this Differential Equations and Waveform Dynamics HELL clears up I'll have time to get back to adding in everything. Till then I wish you all best of luck on whatever projects you may be working on!
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I got a PM from someone on Anime Vice asking me about general ADR questions.
I thought it might be of an interest to others, so I got permission to re-post my comments here.

1. When you're looking for a voice acting studio, what qualities do you look into?
I actually select the voice acting director, instead of basing it on the studio.
If the director is good, then the pool of voice acting talent is pretty much the same for every studio.

2. When scripting and voice casting, do you look for something close to the Japanese version or are actors allowed to take their own spin on characters?
It depends on the series.
If it's a comedy, we have guidelines for the characters, but let the voice actors play around w/ the character and voice.

For FLCL, we actually selected the voice actors on their voice quality. We just wanted them to sound similar to the Japanese voice, since that was the key point for the Japanese director. But for acting, we let them do their own interpretation.

But for serious stuff (which I haven't worked on), I think getting the right emotion & nuances are important. So I wouldn't venture too far from what the Japanese audio sounds like.

3. How is a normal production schedule setup?
I think the normal schedule these days is to do a 4-episode block in 2-3 weeks.

For pre-production, it takes about 3-5 days for translation; 5 days for ADR writing (matching lip flap) per episode. But studios typically give 4 weeks for translation; 2 weeks for ADR writing. And they schedule the cast right when the script will be ready, so you can turn out the recordings quickly.

I get questions about ADR and publishing every so often... so I'll share them here whenever I can.
Hmm, maybe I should have expanded a bit more on some of these topics.

Let me know if there's anything I should clarify or expand on!
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I dunno if this is cool or stupid.  What do you think?  Found it here.   It's $40! ( buy here )  Are comics to anime crossovers just a bad idea, marketing ploy, cheesy?

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ok what grinds my gears is the fact that when i work my ass to go see an anime viewing and it dosen't get me angry but its something tha concerns me that they always switch it to japanese dub. Whats up with that? its almost like they came to learn the language as well as watch the action i mean seriously it seems to show little appreciation for that fact that we have english dub anime which isn't bad ya know but they totally neglect it which is just bogiss and one more thing to the opnion that english dub sucks due to the voice actors that are not your liking well i just say too bad cuz that opnion which is probably used to much is why they frickin use the japanese dub instead the use of the language i was trained to use for my whole life now its like i have to learn japanese and i'll admit they have subtitles but thats not good enough since japanese can said very fast and some won't be able to read it quick enough and you'll be sayin "damn what did he just say?" and you'll be sayin that over and over tryin to read those subtitles some of but not all of you but fine if you like listening to the japanese dub thats fine but it just feels kinda unfair since im like one of the only ones to like listening to the english dub when they only feature the jap dub at the viewings but im not revolting against it im just gonna to each his own but im a lover of the english dub and they should use it as much as the jap dub and thats what grinds my gears thank you for reading.

warm regards Desisashi

p.s. whoever thinks that the bounts are lame bad guys are going down im serious i will frickin kill you. i'll tear your arm off stick it up your ass and call you a guysicle.

ok maybe that was the wrong way to go but i really think bounts rule 
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WARTNING: This has nothing to do with anything!
I've just baked cupcakes with my two cusins(Marie and Louise) I'm at Louises place and the muffins are in the window. They look sooo delecius. It's chocolate muffins, and they are cutted in the middle and then there is strawberry-wipped cream  in the middle. And on the top there is a half straberry and some kind off sugar on the top>3<~
Okay, they maybe sound more pretty than thay are, but myyy~ I'm looking forward to eat them with to of the most wonderfull persons I've ever met.  But we have to eat dinner and fries~!!>w<

Anyways, stay happy~

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Long time no write.
You know... it's the tax season. *mumble mumble*

I'm so bad with keeping up w/ these things, but I finally saw some anime on American TV lately.

A week ago, I saw Kurokami on IATV.
I usually don't get to watch it b/c it's on Thursdays (I think) & I don't have access to cable during the week.
It was the recap episode, so I finally learned what the story was about. (You know, cuz I went to see the recording session in Japan, but had no idea what was going on... since I only read the first 2 volumes of the manga)

I immediately messaged ADR director Michael Sinterniklaas saying I saw it.
Along w/ my comments.

Unfortunately I didn't get to hear Wil Wheaton, since his character didn't make much of an appearance.
Younger kids might not be into him, but geeky girls around my age (say former Broccoli USA sales manager Ardith) were madly in love with him on Star Trek Next Generation. I didn't watch Star Trek until much later, so I'm not familiar w/ his character on the show... was he dreamy? *giggle*

Then today, I was flipping through all the 18.X channels.
I'm surprised at all the Asian channels they have these days!

Anyway, one of the channels (18.2) was airing Haruhi.
I guess it's UTV (local Japanese station).
I'm a bit embarrassed to say I haven't seen a single episode of Haruhi... but I do know the ending theme (for karaoke, of course).

Maybe I'm just an old folk who's not used to watching anime on broadcast TV.
I'm more of a buy-the-DVD person. (or get it for free from Japanese producers)
Of course many of you are watch-it-online people now.
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  I road in a hot air baloon on christmas .
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Anime is a type of animation that started in Japan. Basically, you can call it a Japanese version of cartoons. However, anime has some big differences. Where American animation tends to be geared primarily towards children, there are actually many types of anime, geared for many ages and interests. There are many different thematic styles of anime, including those centered around robots, romantic anime, fighting anime and so on.

Manga is simply the Japanese version of comic books or graphic novels. Many anime series are based on a manga series. Any anime fan would love the original manga their favorite anime is based on. For original Japanese manga, you can usually find some on eBay and at Japanese importers like JustManga and For the most popular anime series, like Inuyasha, you can find English translated manga books at many major bookstores.

Some anime and manga series have a live action version, like Sailor Moon, that a Sailor Moon fan would likely be interested in. There are many Japanese drama series aimed at tweens and teens that usually take place in school or high school. Check out Nodame Cantabile, Hana Yori Dango and Gokusen, each was based on anime or manga series or both. Look for these series at places like PlayTech-Asia and on eBay. Make sure to get the English subtitled versions.

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I finally bought a new Kubrick figure and some manga i bought the chibi Kamen Rider Ichigo Kubrick figure finishing my double Rider team. The last i wanna buy is Zanki / Todoroki which i`m gonna do sooner or later XD
Don`t they look cute? XD
Don`t they look cute? XD

I also buyed a couple of manga volumes
  • Someday`s Dreamers volume 2
  • Shaman King 1
  • Karin 9
And that`s it for now i`m probably not gonna be online for about to weeks (points to user status) so goodbye :) 
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Do you have free time this Friday night about 10 maybe 11 (CST) at night. Well... come join Vice Squad. What is Vice Squad? Well  we don't even know yet but you can listen to the first episode on my bros blog  So Vice Squad is a podcast where we'll talk about this weeks topic on Vice and have a swell time.
You can pm me in you interested in joining the force. (We use skype so... that might help some of you get ready for the show.)
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This thread is for discussing Cryptology, Ufology and every Paranormal concept in between.
I think Aliens are stupid but Monsters are cool. 
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I saw a white lady in our garden.
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Here a very interesting interview with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NIN). If you don't know, NIN are one of the rare band that give there music for free. If you what to listing to them then just go to there website and get it. There not just simple mp3 were talking about but uncompress FLAC file and even digital master. Even the bitorrents are upload by the band themself. Trent Rezner talk about the pirating of music, how the Internet has change the way we distribute music. It really Interesting and you sense that his get it. Don't fight the Internet, work with it. The interview focus in the music industrie but somehow it impact anime. Heck, that how we get the info about anime or even watch the new show that are made across a massive ocean. The interview is done by Kevin Rose, the fonder of


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The instant the last frames came to a dim on 2006's Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), my mind was thoroughly fixed on what Mamoru Hosoda could possibly do next. His already smooth, expressive style had adorned films like the Digimon movie, and now this film had been the one to blow the doors open, leaving a very tangible taste that this guy may very well be the next Miyazaki. Tokikake's blend of beautiful animation, lush backgrounds, and mutidimensional characters signaled a subtle, but potent emergence of fresh, singular talent.

So when I heard last year that he was going to pull off a more fun film to be released this year, I went all a goo. And sure enough the first trailer's here! Get a first dig at SUMMER WARS!

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Goodmorning.  Does anyone know who these cosplay chicks are?  Or have any more pics of these two in a friendly embrace?  I must see them :)

Saw this at Sankaku (here)
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Yup, on Otaku Mitsukai online shop it was a drawing for people who ordered something in the month of March. It's a nice figma that comes out 06/30/2009 ~ You can see their announcement on their site. I've ordered from them twice and they are a very nice site with their items and quick shipping as well.

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