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General Discussion » Oldest anime/manga you've watched/read?

@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto said:
" @ShadowKnight508: YOU... SUCK."
You can't go criticising other people's cred without posting your own, bub. ;)
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Tokyopop » Tokyopop Shutting Down American Publishing of Manga

Wow, this is pretty big news for American buyers, even if it was a long time coming. I suspect shoddy decisions like greenlighting crap like "America's Greatest Otaku" didn't help, mind. The way I read it, I think the UK branch is staying open, so I guess importing is still an option for US manga readers.

(I think you meant cease rather than seize though)
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

General Discussion » Oldest anime/manga you've watched/read?

@ShadowKnight508:  Battle Royale, metinks. It was "the program" rather than "the lottery", but that plot is unmistakably Battle Royale.
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

General Discussion » Oldest anime/manga you've watched/read?

@Halberdierv2: 1967-8? We have a new champion :D I must confess I've only seen clips of it, and that Dexter's Laboratory spoof episode.
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General Discussion » Oldest anime/manga you've watched/read?

The other day I discovered the fact that Mobile Suit Gundam was streaming on Crunchyroll. Because I liked Gundam Wing and Gundam 00, I thought I'd check it out; partly to learn about the origins of the real robot genre, and partly curiosity at how far animation and storytelling in anime have come along over the years (a lot, as it would turn out). It occurred to me that it was probably the oldest anime series I've ever seen, and found out it clocked in at the year 1979. From the same year, I've also seen Miyazaki's wonderful The Castle of Cagliostro.

The oldest manga (of the few I've read to completion) I've read is Osamu Tezuka's MW, which I enjoyed a fair bit; it was originally published in 1976-78.

So what about you? What's the oldest anime/manga you've watched/read?
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

General Discussion » Translator Tools...

I'm afraid you've mentioned all the ones I know of, apart from Denshi Jisho (based off the WWWJDIC service). I find the searchable sentence database especially helpful for understanding the context in which certain words or phrases occur.
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Just Anime » Been Outta the Loop

@cfatalis said:
" @Godot:  not really, considering this is the internet, especially when and where and how you used the words before Using it in a pm , in a heated argument or in improper context, all carry different implication no? "
Unless you yourself are gay - no, not really. But let's not clutter up this thread any more.
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Just Anime » Been Outta the Loop

@cfatalis: "I used it before" as a defense is pretty poor.
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Just Anime » Been Outta the Loop

@cfatalis said:
" @Godot said:
" @cfatalis said:
"And while Gundam seed is panned as horrible , it is decent for a newbie or non UC fag "
Watch your language, son. This ain't 4chan. "
lol , I wrote TouhouFag in my status update couple months ago "
And that makes it any better?
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Just Anime » Been Outta the Loop

@cfatalis said:
"And while Gundam seed is panned as horrible , it is decent for a newbie or non UC fag "
Watch your language, son. This ain't 4chan.
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Quests » Hints - Star of the Show

@xhavoc86:  Heh, good to hear it :D
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Quests » Hints - Star of the Show

@xhavoc86:  One of them is a straight-A student with a mysterious new notebook. The series he stars in started life as a manga serialised in Shonen Jump.

The other can force others to do his bidding simply by looking into their eyes; he also occasionally likes to pilot mechs, and he wears a mask that covers his whole face. The anime he appears in is an original series created by Sunrise.

Feel free to @ reply to me if those were a bit too cryptic. Admittedly if you've not heard of them they might sound obscure.
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Just Anime » Personal impressions of "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt"

@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto:  You just going to not mention the entire second half of the third episode? :D Tissues and white soldiers and mountains and oh my!

I thought a few of the first episodes were a bit weak, especially compared to the episode that is number six. You think what you've seen thus far is crazy, it's going to blow yo' mind.
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General Discussion » Is it ok to pirate if it's the only way to get it?

@Addfwyn said:
" Piracy is basically stealing, no matter how you try to justify it."
Actually, piracy is copyright infringement, not stealing. Still illegal mind, but it's an important distinction to make.
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Off-Topic » moon landing real or fake?

@hitsusatsu11 said:
" @Godot said:


Whoops, looks like I was wrong. It was actually 400,000 people. And no-one ratted them out? No-one, with definitive proof of them faking the moon-landings, out of 400,000, has come forward. And yes, engineering 40+ years ago was advanced enough. After all, what can be considered as the first true computer came out in 1941. "

True, but that means in 40 years we go from an extremely basic computing device to going to the moon.  But as I said, I have no tangible proof against the official story, and as such can't really dispute it. 

(Also in the case of those 400,000, if it was faked, that number would likely be part of the fakery, lol)
"
From the 1900s to the 1940s we went from pistols and rifles to a weapon capable of killing 150-200,000 people in a single swoop. To the people of 1900, that must have seemed like pure science fiction. It would have been physically beyond them to imagine such technology.

Also, you might be overestimating how powerful the computers that sent men to the moon were. A basic USB stick today contains more computing power than the Apollo 11 computers. In 40 years! USB sticks are obviously fakes.
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General Discussion » Is it ok to pirate if it's the only way to get it?

@haseo_yashimora said:
" @SSJjanemba said:
" you gotta do what you gotta do. the creators already make lots of money its ok if they lose a bit "
ditto "
Except for the part where increasing costs and diminishing returns have forced animation companies to increasingly play it safe by putting out the same old moe/shounen fighting tripe season after season? Where the anime industry inside of Japan is shrinking? Where piracy (amongst other things) has forced English-language publishers to lay off employees and reduce their output in order to stay marginally profitable? You probably heard about the earthquake last month; that certainly didn't do an already frail animation industry any favours.

Naruto and Bleach might sell by the truckload, but they are very much the exception rather than the rule. I'm not sure where the incredibly naive notion that they make "lots of money" came from, because all signs point elsewhere.
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Off-Topic » moon landing real or fake?

@hitsusatsu11 said:
" @Godot said:
" @hitsusatsu11 said:
" I lean towards real, but it could just as easily have been faked.  "
It really couldn't. For the all the effort it would have taken to fake it and make sure none of the HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of people involved in it blabbed, they would have been better off developing the technology anyway. "
It would have taken much much less effort to fake it then to go through with it. 
In addition it would be smarter to fake a landing and ensure success then to take a huge gamble and risk embarrassment in the eyes of the Soviets.
I also somewhat question if engineering 30+ years ago was really advanced enough to get the job done, but people can do anything when they put there mind into it. 

I'm on the fence on this one, I have only done slight research into it and as such have no tangible reason to disbelieve the official story."
Whoops, looks like I was wrong. It was actually 400,000 people. And no-one ratted them out? No-one, with definitive proof of them faking the moon-landings, out of 400,000, has come forward. And yes, engineering 40+ years ago was advanced enough. After all, what can be considered as the first true computer came out in 1941.
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Off-Topic » moon landing real or fake?

@hitsusatsu11 said:
" I lean towards real, but it could just as easily have been faked.  "
It really couldn't. For the all the effort it would have taken to fake it and make sure none of the HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of people involved in it blabbed, they would have been better off developing the technology anyway.
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14

General Discussion » Happy Birthday Toriyama-Sensei

A happy birthday to him! Just finished reading Sand Land a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it. Nice to see he didn't burn himself out on Dragon Ball.
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