sickVisionz (Level 24)

I'm realizing that I have NO CLUE about what's airing in Winter 2014 and no idea what to watch.
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Off-Topic » Anime themed wedding gifts

I got this for a friend who is getting married in about three weeks. I could have gone with a pre-made engraving that read, "To your steps down the aisle and beyond," but I thought that was kinda lame for who he was and how we are. I sprung this one him today and things went well. His fiancee laughed because he walks around the house saying stuff like "chidori" when he opens a door or for some other random silly reason. Just thought I 'd share it.

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General Discussion » Japanese anime vs Marvel and DC anime ( not battle )

@flashback180: I think the OP meant like the X-Men anime vs X-men cartoons.

I haven't seen any of the anime series, and I haven't watched a Marvel cartoon since X-Men back on the Fox Kids Saturday morning block. I've seen some of the DC animated movies. They are ok. A lot of them are done by anime studios but they kinda lame it up by not letting them do like any of the stuff that makes animation in anime cool. Sadly, still shots and limited animation are like the only anime things they retain. The action scenes are well drawn but they're super tame like a US cartoon and never get exciting with camera pans and placement like anime can. The actual fight choreography is kinda dull too.

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Sword Art Online » Sword Art Online Anime Discussion

It seems like they're pretty deep into this. I think I'll marathon this and Blade and Soul tonight and tomorrow.

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General Discussion » GREATEST PIS MOMENT EVER

@Dream said:

Hate to say it, but Naruto hasn't done very well with consistently developing and maintaining focus on its female characters.

I totally agree... because the main character is a guy thus he would get the most development and he would be the main focus, not a side character.

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General Discussion » GREATEST PIS MOMENT EVER

@Dream said:

@sickVisionz:

Sakura has been useful in the series before and even in this arc. PIS != a character you don't like doing something.

You're right in some ways. But in others, Kishimoto's done a poor job of convincingly showing female ninja in the series being able to keep up with any advancements in the skills of the males. There are noticeable gaps within the series where there hasn't been any reliable use of female cast characters.

I have to disagree with that. Sakura, Tenten, Ino, and Hinata have shown as much growth as male side characters. Some of them have shown more. They haven't grown as much as the main characters, but they aren't supposed to. They are side characters and the show isn't about their growth like it is for the main characters like Naruto and Sasuke.

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General Discussion » GREATEST PIS MOMENT EVER

@phantomrant said:

Sakura not only proving to be useful

Sakura has been useful in the series before and even in this arc. PIS != a character you don't like doing something.

@katmic said:

@Kurohige said:

Bleach: "The sword is more powerful when you use TWO hands"

The bleach thing makes all the sense in the world. a haven't done martial arts, but handling a sword with two hands should rationally mean a drastically stronger strike.

Yeah, that actually does make all the sense in the world.

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Off-Topic » Have You Ever Tried Archery?

I think I did it once at summer camp. I don't remember much about it other than that it wasn't easy and I wasn't good at it.

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Just Anime » Q: Do you skip intros and ending themes?

Most of the time I will watch them once and skip them for the remainder of the series. That's the overwhelming majority of the time. Both the song and animation have to be really great/cool \to make me watch. The last one that did this for me was the OP for Steins;Gate.

There's a scene around 1:00 where there's like a hundred Kurisu flying past the screen and it makes me think of the Matrix scene where Neo is like, "We're going to need guns... lots of them.". The song explodes and the vocalist starts going all out at that part too.

The most current ED I did that with was the end of From the New World.

The visuals are cool and I like the song once the strings come in and even prior to that, I like how the guitar is glitchy.

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Off-Topic » Joke Battle: Chuck Norris vs The Entire Cast of Looney Tunes

Bugs Bunny solos. Chuck Norris's only power is that he has mediocre martial arts skills and poisonous blood. Most of the Looney Tunes have shown an insane healing factor and the ability to flat out reincarnate. Wile E. Coyote's ability to make traps + Bug's forethought and planning + Daffy's deviousness and cold-blooded cunning are too much. Plus Elmer Fudd and Marvin the Martian have guns galore. At the least, they'd be a distraction and Daffy wouldn't hesitate to send them and others to their grave to give him a leg up.

The only chance Chuck has is knowing that at some point, Daffy Duck will turn on everyone to try and get the death blow or claim credit. If Chuck can survive until that moment, maybe he can take advantage of it. Still a ridiculously uphill battle for him though.

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Kakashi Hatake » What do you think of Kakashi's recent power up?(Spoilers)

I think how he got it is stupid but that Kakashi having two sharringans and Susanoo is cool.

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Off-Topic » Your Top 10 non-Animé Favourite Animated Films

No order:

  • Lion King
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Little Mermaid
  • Toy Story
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Incredibles
  • Heavy Metal
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Aladdin

I don't really watch animated films that much, anime or otherwise. That list comes close to being every animated film I can recall seeing.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Hunter X Hunter Discussion

@Alpha_Watcher_3000: I'm saying you are insane for suggesting the Gin being a deadbeat dad is ok because he was just trying to toughen up his son.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Hunter X Hunter Discussion

@Alpha_Watcher_3000: I think it's insane to spin being a deadbeat dad as trying to teach your child to be tough.

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General Discussion » FATE/ZERO VS ATTACK ON TITAN

Hmm... I was going to say Fate/Zero is better "artistically" but that I enjoyed watching Attack on Titan more on an episode to episode basis but I'm not. I vote for Attack on Titan. At the end of the day, regardless of anything, I enjoyed watching it more.

@sickVisionz said:

Fate/Zero for me. I like the story of Titan a lot more (I was really upset to hear so much about Fate/Zero only to find out the story is straight generic shonen battle tournament) but the little sub plot and characters of F/Z are more interesting to me.

Hmm, I didn't realize this thread was a grave dig that I replied to. Times change.

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Just Anime » Animes that don't stop after "I love you."

@SnowCr45hed: That mainly happens in harem type shows and I think it's ultimately best to simply not consider harem shows as legitimate romance series. They are like elementary level stuff where the leads get themselves in a fluster over accidentally drinking out of the same straw and other stuff that even a middle schooler wouldn't get worked up about. I'd recommend

  • School Days
  • White Album (both series have elements of this but 1 is better overall imo by a long shot)
  • Nana
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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Hunter X Hunter Discussion

Woo hoo, it seems like Kirupika might be coming back into the series! It's been too long without him. Also, I was glad to see Leorio punch the shit out of Ging. That dude is a total scumbag. He abandoned his family to seemingly make/play video games and dick around.

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General Discussion » Japan's Anti-Anime/Manga Piracy Operation

I think it's a good thing. For too long the internet has been a wild wild west where if you have the technical ability to do something, that is deemed as ok. Piracy has no good purpose these days. Fansub groups aren't even fansub groups any more. Go on a torrent tracker and look at what's there. It's not some super niche series or showing some old shows that never came out some love. It's like the most popular and most legally streamed series available and rips of legal releases.

Piracy is just about not wanting to pay for product or in the case of free product, simply not wanting to see anyone ever make revenue for their work. Once every blue moon it's about the stuff and bring up but like 99% of the time it's just about theft.

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General Discussion » Which is the Better Franchise? Transformers or Gundams

I like Gundam more. It's more up my alley given that I'm not 8-years-old anymore. Comparing the two imo is like comparing GI Joe to Apocalypse Now or Platoon. They're similar at a base level but aimed at completely different markets.

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Off-Topic » Video Game Club

Anyone playing Dragon's Dogma on PS3?

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