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Get Your Questions Answered In An Upcoming Video

Here's the schedule for forthcoming video reviews. Chip in some Q's about them, and I'll try to address them on screen.

Let's try to turn some of these into exclamation points.
Let's try to turn some of these into exclamation points.

So we’ve got a video review of SHIN-CHAN coming at the end of the day and another one due some time next week for REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA (it’s already been shot. It’s just a question of scheduling.) After that, videos will be coming out at a more regular clip, and one thing Ethan and I would like to try is integrating the community more into these.

For now, all I’m asking for is some questions pertaining to the titles I'll be reviewing. What are my thoughts on a particular element of the show? How does one show compare to another for me? And so on. For now, we’ll be keeping this limited to questions directly pertaining to the anime in review, but I'm open to doing a "mail bag" feature or maybe just focusing on one general discussion question. This can be as fun as you want to make it.

Anyway, titles currently on the docket include....

I’ve also have the two EDEN OF THE EAST movies but, considering their lengths, I might opt for doing written reviews of them instead.

Fire away. I'm shooting the SPICE & WOLF and CASSHERN reviews sometime today or tomorrow, but if you hurry, you can still get them in. I'm looking forward to giving some A's to your Q's.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

Superevil225on Aug. 26, 2011 at 2:51 p.m.
Sounds awesome!
sotyfan16on Aug. 26, 2011 at 3:01 p.m.
@Tom_Pinchuk:
Since you are doing Spice & Wolf, take a look at what I posted in the Forum topic you made for questions. I believe I put some there. I look forward to seeing what you have to say about some of these series.
ZombiePieon Aug. 26, 2011 at 3:11 p.m.

Questions? I can ask questions! Ask anyone who I follow on Formspring about my questions.

GodLen staff on Aug. 26, 2011 at 3:43 p.m.

Can love bloom on the battlefield?

YotaruVegetaon Aug. 26, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.
Is Dance in the Vampire Bund
 
a) pedophilic
b) heartwaring
c) none of the above
d) all of the above
Daniel_Newton moderator on Aug. 26, 2011 at 5:19 p.m.

@ZombiePie said:

Questions? I can ask questions! Ask anyone who I follow on Formspring about my questions.

Oh dear god.

ZombiePieon Aug. 26, 2011 at 5:56 p.m.

@Newten said:

@ZombiePie said:

Questions? I can ask questions! Ask anyone who I follow on Formspring about my questions.

Oh dear god.

Dear John Pickup,

Can you confirm or deny having ever non-sexually slapped a person on the face with your penis?

FoxxFireArt moderator on Aug. 26, 2011 at 6:07 p.m.

I just have a hard time thinking up questions for you, Tom. You're already giving your thoughts on the series, so, that would make for a silly question. I am pleased to see how Ethan wants to involve the community more. I could probably think of some more broader questions, but those seem to be coming later.

There is just so little in the way of reviews of some of the larger series out there. It would be like Comic Vine not talking about Marvel of DC's biggest series.

The Economics of Spice & Wolf went over my head, but I really enjoyed the romance story. I'm also a fan of the two main voice actors in the Japanese version.

@ZombiePie:

I can certainly confirm this statement.

metalsnakezeroon Aug. 26, 2011 at 7:29 p.m.
If it wasn't for us, how would you choose an anime to watch?
 
SPICE & WOLF is pretty nice show about old style economics. CASSHERN may be a little hard since it takes it time with the subject of lifeless world of Robots. Its best not to watch the Eden of the East Movies till you seen the 11 episodes as the movies answer questions that come up in the episodes.
InfiniteGeasson Aug. 26, 2011 at 10:13 p.m.
Ga Rei Zero Question.
 
*SPOILERS for anyone who hasn't watched it.*
 
How did you feel about the first episode basically trolling you by having all of those characters die at the end?
 Did you enjoy the dub if you watched it? 
 Do you think they did a good job establishing how close Yomi and Kagura were?
 
Might post more if I can think of more.
zaldaron Aug. 27, 2011 at 11:13 a.m.
Second on the was vampire bund pedophilic...especially was the "she is really 300 years old so it really isn't pedophilia" just a cover for pedophiles (the way she is not human was a cover for lotte)
ZombiePieon Aug. 27, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.

Here's a general question about lolis, pedophilia, and that stuff...Vladimir Nabokov would feel about loli based anime and the use of the word "lolita" in anime culture?

Synapticon Aug. 28, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Looking forward to Baka and Test, one of my favorite comedies of the past few years.

Gerhabioon Aug. 29, 2011 at 2:51 p.m.

@ZombiePie said:

Here's a general question about lolis, pedophilia, and that stuff...Vladimir Nabokov would feel about loli based anime and the use of the word "lolita" in anime culture?

I don't think he would be enthusiastic about it considering the contents of the novel but as an avid linguist himself I think he would understand (if not be amused by) the adoption of term he unwittingly coined.

EganTheVile1on Aug. 31, 2011 at 6:47 p.m.
This is more a suggestion then a question, but I will word it as a question for the sake of staying on-topic... 
 
Would you consider doing a video comparing the censorship that occurs in anime when it is made into a kid friendly show for the US by comparing Beast King GoLion with it's probably more well known US adaptation Voltron? 
I think it would be interesting getting your take on the show with a side by side comparison of the two shows, especially on episodes like Space Explorers Captured/Escape from Slave Castle and Raid of the Red Berets/GoLion Hunting. 
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