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My Ani-Crap Review on Blade is now up: http://www.animevice.com/profile/dream/ani-crap-review-45-blade/107-11781/. The next poll will be up on the weekend of October 3.
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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aku no Hana Series Discussion

I guess I'll offer up my quick two cents on Aku no Hana thus far:

For those who have sampled the manga, you'll likely notice that the anime has adapted events up to the 4th chapter thus far. I was thinking at first that the series was gonna cover all of the middle school section of the series as there would be enough material from the manga to adapt it. But with the slow pace of the series, that is becoming increasingly unlikely with the series appearing focused on adopting its slow pace to allow time for the audience to take in the tense and uncomfortable mood coming from Kasuga's predicament with Nakamura and getting into the boy's head.

As for my thoughts of the rotoscoping after a few episodes, I do have to admit my thoughts have become a bit more mixed now. I still think its use for the series is a good one in setting up the chillingly uncomfortable mood of the show with its characters looking more lifelike compared to more conventional titles. However, I do think the quality of the rotoscoping could have been better, as it seemed like this series is being made on a limited budget. There are random instances where characters are reduced to stills and then are moving about again in the next clip, some moments of choppy movement and the facial features of characters getting reduced to blobs in far range camera shots. I'll still stick with the series given that I have interest in seeing how the anime animates the later twisted scenes that Kasuga gets caught up in with Nakamura. But I'm likely gonna be a bit more nitpicky with the quality of the show's rotoscoping.

This is only the second anime I've seen that made use of rotoscoping, the first one I seen being Trapeze which makes far better use of rotoscoping with more details on characters and fluid movement. Here's a trailer for the series, with the middle of the video showing some nice-looking rotoscoping in action with Irabu's nurse, Mayumi.

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Battles » USSJ Trunks Vs LSSJ Broly

@Sonata: It's not just the speed downgrade that hurts Trunks while in USSJ form here. It also exhausts quite a bit of ki to sustain it much like SSJ3, making it not too ideal for prolonged use.

Otherwise, would also agree Broly has this in the bag thanks to far greater stats.

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Battles » Saber vs Goku

SSJG goku >>>>>>>>>>>>> nappa > FSN/FZ ≥ HST

Fixed it.

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Just Anime » Ani-Crap Poll #19

All righty. Have four days left for voting with the Ani-Crap poll with Astarotte's Toy still having lead.

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Battles » Sensui vs Kizaru

@solesamurai: There's still the matter of reaction speed, which Kizaru is greatly surpassed in by Sensui. Kizaru would be picked off quicker than any chance he has to trigger his Logia intangibility (which he has to trigger mentally) and not even Haki would help him out here.

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Battles » HST Level Tournament Round 13 - Dream VS UltimateHero0406

Guess I'll start off on asking questions on your fighters. I'm familiar enough with Ulquiorra and Nagato, so have no need to know much else about them.

  1. I've heard quite a bit about Sengoku Basara being quite the powerful verse in terms of stats. I see the fighters are easily in the high hypersonic range from the videos. But what kind of destructive potential is Date able to dish out?
  2. Have quite a bit to ask about Ageha, considering my lack of familiarity with Psyren:
  • Judging from my research into Ageha, his abilities seem to be psychic-based, correct?
  • His black holes are capable of absorbing physical matter and PSI energy from what I've looked up. How effective are they against other forms of energy attacks and have they had difficulty against certain types of attacks?
  • Judging from his appearance, Ageha's Black Nova mode looks like some sort of berserker state. Is this correct and if so, how does this effect his mental reserves and ability to discern friend and foe?
  1. God Jealous' Heart reading = Does this mean it has precog?
  2. Not finding very much on Aruka beyond her main abilities. How good is she in terms of stats (destructive potential, durability, speed, etc...)?
  3. How exactly does Linebarrel's regeneration work, being giant robot and all? The video you have with its Mode B activation shown it's detached arm being pulled back towards it.
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Battles » Saber vs Goku

Please don't tell me this is a serious battle. -_-*

Regardless of any SSJ form, Goku could dispatch Saber quicker than any chance she has to react.

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Battles » 1000 meta coolers Vs world war hulk /silver surfer

The Meta-Coolers don't have resistance to matter manipulation, so...

turning the coolers into toasters.

HULK WANTS TOAST!! XD

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Battles » Byakuya vs. Gaara

Gaara's sand has had difficulty shielding him against speedy attacks before, with Byakuya being no exception considering he greatly surpasses most characters in Naruto in the speed department. On top of this, the offense coming from Byakuya's bankai attacks would be too overwhelming for Gaara to shield all at once and he'd very likely be offed by the large number of petals and blades coming at him.

Overall, Byakuya shouldn't have much difficulty offing the current Kazekage.

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Battles » Goku SSJ3, Mythic Gohan, SSJ2 Vegeta Vs Asura, Yasha And Augus

Let's see the stuff for Team Asura:

-Genuine FTL speeds = check

-Strength strong enough to literally bust planets = check

-Can survive in space (Asura) = check

-Killed an enemy that was the size of a freakin' planet (Asura) = check

-Tanked having planets, moons and other cosmic bodies tossed at him (Asura) = check

Prognosis: DBZ team getting ass-raped. XD

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Off-Topic » How Long Have You Been on Animevice?

Pushing on four years from my end.

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Battles » HST Level Tournament Round 13 - Dream VS UltimateHero0406

Date Masamune? Yeesh, he's gonna be quite troublesome here considering his stats just about surpass all my fighters. But let's see how things go here considering I have some possible means to counteract him. Here are my team members and their abilities:

-Solty Revant- My team's powerhouse for melee combat. An android who is capable of casually lifting giant mecha and tossing them miles up into the air and can vibrate her arms to allow her to break through thick layers of heavily fortified steel. She can use the vibration ability to allow herself to fly as well. In terms of speed, her movement and reaction time are easily in the double-digits of hypersonic speed as she intercepted a giant laser that could wipe out city blocks and flew from the upper levels of the planet's atmosphere into space in a matter of seconds to go after a space station about to attack her home city, evading much of a heavy bombardment of missiles and lasers coming from the station. For durability, she is above city-level as she tanked the explosion of said space station when she destroyed it and had enough power to destroy an entire city. She doesn't seem to take electric attacks too well though, as enough voltage from weapons or abilities of the sort can incapacitate her and leave her vulnerable to attack.

-Chise- The powerhouse of my team for ranged combat. Has a wide assortment of heavy weapons she can form from her cyborg body such as cruise missiles and various laser weapons that can wipe out multiple city blocks. Her most destructive ability is to use the energy within her wings to nuke an entire area, which is destructive enough to wipe out an entire city and any geographic features within it, with earthquakes and energy spikes triggered in vicinity of the blast as an after effect from the attack. Obviously, she has flight abilities and is well within hypersonic speeds with it as she blitzed past a fleet of bomber planes while wiping them out. Her durability is at city-level as she normally triggers her nuking ability within the center of the blast, with only her clothes taking any visible damage. She has also demonstrated some limited abilities in technopathy and telepathy, the former I don't think will get much use in this tournament and the latter getting some possible use with Chise transmitting her thoughts to her teammates.

-Rider- Being the mythical Gorgon known as Medusa, Rider has superhuman attributes like other Servants within the Holy Grail War as she is among one of the fastest in it, being capable of hypersonic speeds that allow her to keep up with Lancer. Like the real-life mythical figure, Medusa's eyes are capable of petrifying anyone within eye sight of her if they have little to no expertise of magic. Those adept with magic or of supernatural status can resist the effects of the ability, though they will still be weakened to an extent while Rider's eyes are open. She normally wears a blindfold to seal the effects of her eyes, though is still capable of fighting normally thanks to her heightened senses. Rider does have the ability to temporarily amplify her attributes, though prolonged use of the boost can result of her succumbing to a monstrous rage. Her Noble Phantasm, Blood Fort Andromeda, allows her to create a barrier around an area to entrap an opponent and absorb their life force to use for mana reserves. As her name implies, Rider is capable of summoning a pegasus into combat that has a high level of resistance to magic and whose wing flaps are powerful enough to create heavy shockwaves that can damage buildings and cause lacerations to foes. The charge of the pegasus is powerful enough to level a skyscraper. Rider also has a second Noble Phantasm called Bellerophon which is a golden harness that she attaches to her pegasus to amplify its abilities when it goes into a charge. She can also use the harness on herself to make herself into a human projectile.

-Mikoto Misaka- Possibly the weakest member of my team as she only has the strength and durability of a normal human. However, her ability to manipulate electricity as an esper makes her a foe not to be taken lightly. She can make use of her power to fire off coins like a railgun as they can travel at hypersonic speeds and level buildings. Her body is capable of generating high voltages of electricity, enough so where she can generate enough heat to trigger thunderstorms and trigger heavy electric charges. She also uses her power to generate electromagnetism, as she can take control of metallic objects to toss at foes, gather up the iron in the air to form various weapons, boost her speed and generate a sonar-like effect that lets her track invisible foes or attacks coming from blind spots.

-Seras Victoria- Alucard's beloved vampire underling from Hellsing. After feeding on Pip's blood, she became a full-fledged vampire whose superhuman attributes were greatly amplified as she gained hypersonic speed that allowed her to blitz Zorin Blitz (ironic name, is it not? :P) and fight evenly with the Captain. She regenerated her severed arm into shadow-like material with properties similar to Alucard's as she can form it into differing weapons, create familiars to attack foes from a distance and absorb her foes and make them into a familiar within her body. She can see through illusions and is capable of absorbing the memories of others by draining them of blood. Normally goes into battle with different heavy weapons built in mind for her superhuman strength, particularly the two variants of the Harkonnen which are 30 mm cannons.

-Ciel- Tsukihime's resident curry fiend and Church Executor. She has superhuman attributes with speed on the high-end of supersonic as she can keep up with most Dead Apostles (vampires) in combat and is efficient in the use of differing weapons and magic. She normally makes use of two different weapons when in combat: Black Keys and the Seventh Holy Scripture. Black Keys are bladed weapons capable of harming spirits and can immobilize a target by pinning down their shadow, normally keeping a large arsenal of them on her when needed. The Black Keys also have magical runes on them which Ciel can activate to inflict differing magical effects on her foe if she pierces them with it, varying from burning, dehydration, petrification and being attacked by crows. The Seventh Holy Scripture is a cannon-like weapon forged from the horn of a unicorn and dead girl's soul, with the weapon's blade capable of screwing up regeneration when it stabs its foes and its fired shells capable of vaporizing foes down to their very soul, effectively wiping them from existence. Her magical abilities include a hypnotic ability called the Mystic Eyes of Whisper that allow her to manipulate those within eye sight and she is capable of regenerating any damage inflicted upon her so long as her brain isn't destroyed. So long as the vampire Roa exists in the world, Ciel also has a form of immortality where she is incapable of dying and her body reverts back to the point in which it originally was before any damage was inflicted on her.

-Priscilla- Claymore's all-powerful Abyssal One. She possesses monstrous strength, enough so where she could catch a projectile attack coming from the giant fused Awakened Being known as the Destroyer and wrecked its outer shell in a single attack. Priscilla is easily at hypersonic speeds and among one of the fastest characters in the series, easily faster than other Abyssal Ones like Riful. She is capable of flight thanks to her wings and possesses a high regenerative rate, the most potent within the series. She is capable of forming parts of her body into spiked tentacles that she can use to ensnare, damage and rip apart her foes.

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Battles » Arceus vs Wing Zero and Epyon

@Masterofdeath: Yes, but the strongest destructive output of both Gundams have been shown at city-level which isn't gonna dent Arceus considering there is greater force in the mentioned falling meteor than what the Gundams have been shown to inflict. Even with speed advantage, it's not gonna help the two dent Arceus.

And I don't see the Zero System helping out much here considering the system calculates battle statistics and outcomes based on existing combat data (i.e.: Battles between existing mobile suit units as of the times the systems were developed or updated). The system would be worthless against an enemy it has no existing data on and is nowhere as proficient as true precognition.

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Battles » Hiei and Yusuke Vs Raditz

@phantomrant: @Whats_out_the_bag: The issue more at hand here is the speed of Yusuke and Hiei, which greatly surpasses Raditz by end of series though the Saiyan surpasses them in destructive potential and durability. It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to think the two could speedblitz Raditz to death considering an object's mass is greatly amplified while traveling at immense speeds.

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Battles » Arceus vs Wing Zero and Epyon

@Masterofdeath: Have any proof that cutting weapons can harm Arceus in its physical form?

EDIT: Actually, scratch that thought considering I highly doubt a beam sword from the Gundams can cut through a country-sized meteor.

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Battles » Arceus vs Wing Zero and Epyon

@Masterofdeath: Space colonies in Gundam aren't country-sized. They're only about the size of a large city individually which can house only several million people at once and are designed similar to space settlements proposed in a book created by physicist Gerald K. O'Neill. The various Sides seen in the Universal Century continuity are a collection of various space colonies.

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Battles » Dante vs Cloud vs Gilgamesh

@CerusSerenade: Then why does his wiki profile on OBD have the same mentioned speed with the calc supernova has? :P

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Battles » Dante vs Cloud vs Gilgamesh

@supernova7005: The calc doesn't prove they are lightning timers. As discussed, lightning cast by magic or from regular attacks is far different from the speed of a ground to air strike.

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Battles » Arceus vs Wing Zero and Epyon

@Masterofdeath: I don't see what point you're trying to make in crippling Arceus' abilities heavily just so the Gundam pilots have a shot to take him out.

As for the mentioned meteor feat that others seem to play up as proving the character being a glass cannon, I seen the scene from the movie and the attack didn't directly kill Arceus in its physical form. The impact from the meteor only scattered Arceus' plates (its life source), which led to its life being threatened. The meteor was large enough where it could wipe out an entire country yet Arceus survived it, proving the Pokemon has at least country-level durability in its physical form. Outside of its space-time manipulation, its regular attacks should still cause damage to the Gundams, though their superior speed will make connecting with attacks difficult on them. At the same time, the Gundams aren't gonna have the destructive potential to take out Arceus considering what it tanked. Considering the battle conditions that heavily cripple Arceus, the Pokemon would still win by outlasting the Gundams when their energy reserves run out and the pilots eventually getting offed as the Pokemon wrecks havoc on the mecha.

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