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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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Attack on Titan » Attack on Titan Coming to Toonami

@Vapovile: This is especially true for Japanese, which is a bit looser in English in that you can drop out the subject. Generally it's excessive in Japan to say "I am going to the store". You're at the door, about to walk out... would you be talking about some random person or yourself? Duh, yourself unless you're really trying to make a point like maybe you're in a group of people who all want to go but only one of you can and you're trying to really drive home the point that only one who gets to go is you. You can get away with something that's literally "going to the store" or in the way they put emphasis on actions, "comeback having gone to the store," which is great for being literal but sounds like caveman speak or is way too wordy for the situation and sounds odd to English speakers.

The best is when they really leave out stuff. I was having fun one day back when I took Japanese and wanted to try my hand at fansubbing something. There are things that imply a lot of information but really can only be summed up as "..." and you have to assume everyone has seen the bulk of the series and can make the connection on why the character would be thinking about whatever comes before the dots.

Anyways, yeah. "Literal" translation of Japanese is a nonsense term. When you hear someone say, that take it as a sign that they have ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF THE LANGUAGE WHATSOEVER and are trying to express something completely different but don't even have a good enough understanding of their own language to get their point across, let alone enough of an understanding of Japanese to actually be able to complain about anything more than typos. One of the most face palm translation arguments I saw was someone comparing three translations for like a Gundam show and arguing that exit the cockpit and leave the cockpit were inexcusably inaccurate translations and that third one, come out of the cockpit, was the only one that got it right and actually conveyed the dialog.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Knights of Sidonia Discussion

So this is the Netflix show. I might check this out later.

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Off-Topic » Is Japan homophobic?

It's old people. Old people will eventually die and then young people who are either activists or simply like me and aren't super pro-gay rights but have a hard time coming to grips with why people should be legally discriminated against will run things. Most places not ran by regimes aiming to strictly control the thoughts and opinions of citizens and aren't lynching people for being gay are going this route, if for no reason than gay people are coming out of the closest, not seeing why they should even have to be in the closet, and are being more public than ever so you're going to have to deal with them and their issues whether you like it or not. Even for places not like that, if you have the internet you get exposed to how it is other places and it broadens your views on what's possible and things slowly start to change from there.

Anyways, Japan doesn't seem too homophobic or at least not radically more so than the US. We don't have major video game and comic genres dedicated to men and school boys having sex with each so that in and of itself has to be a sign of some level of acceptance.

@takashichea said:

Hard for me to say. I'm from a southeast Asian country that doesn't think highly of homosexuality. Being a 1.5 generation, I still hold their old ways while adjusting to American ways. I'm on the fence on homosexuality. I'm hypocritical. I don't support it, but I don't go against people's choices of whom they marry, race or gender, etc. For this topic, it depends on folks. I wouldn't say Japan is homophobic. You can't say America is homophobic when only a few states have legalized gay marriages. The conservative folks, the older ones, are against it. It's considered a deviancy against norms of marriage in many societies. Compared to America, homosexuality is more open than Japan. Also, there is a biological aspect. How do humans survive since we cannot breed with 2 same genders by natural means?

With the way you phrased it, wouldn't that point to the opposite in that America is homophobic; that you can say that America is homophobic because only a few states have legalized gay marriages?

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Battles » Bulma VS Johan Liebert

@BloodSprinkles: Sad child, you know not how the world works.

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Battles » Juubi Madara, 8 Gates Mighty Guy Vs Current Kenpachi

Isn't the argument for Bleach vs Naruto threads that nobody can see or sense Bleach characters, therefore they can just walk up and stab people freely with nobody being able to do anything?

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Battles » Juubi Vs the 3 admirals & White beard

@5th said:

@sickVisionz said:

@SpeedForceSpider: Juubi can prepare, launch, and land that big nuke attack at faster than light speeds? I didn't see anything in the comic suggesting that. If it can't, dude can always run 100 miles away in a microsecond and never be touched, resulting in a draw.

Manga, not comics.

Congrats on completely dodging my question.

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General Discussion » Uncomfortable anime/manga couples.

@Dream: Ahh, I was going to post that one.

That one is probably one of the more fucked up couples, but ironically the show actually does it pretty well and treats it seriously and without titillation. Whether it be from public shaming to dude feeling pretty fucked up about himself for liking a middle school girl like that.

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Battles » Bulma VS Johan Liebert

Part of me wonders if Bulma is so strong headed and oblivious that Johann's mind tricks would ultimately fail on her. He has a gun so he could always shoot her, but that seems beneath him. Plus she has poonani and sex appeal strong enough to keep psycho mass murderer warlord Vegeta strictly in check so maybe she can pull this out.

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Battles » Juubi Vs the 3 admirals & White beard

@SpeedForceSpider: Juubi can prepare, launch, and land that big nuke attack at faster than light speeds? I didn't see anything in the comic suggesting that. If it can't, dude can always run 100 miles away in a microsecond and never be touched, resulting in a draw.

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General Discussion » Minor characters we much rather want to read about.

He's a crybaby and a loser. He would have died multiple times over had it not been for Shikamaru pulling his fat ass out of the fire time and time again.
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General Discussion » Minor characters we much rather want to read about.

Anyone other than Choji and Might Guy in Naruto.

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Battles » Juubi Vs the 3 admirals & White beard

I was in another thread where it was said that the pimp looking dudes moves and can fight at the speed of light. Juubi will never be able to touch him. I don't know if he can win but he certainly won't lose. He could be from like GA to CA in an instant. "Juubi nukes" won't work.

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General Discussion » FATE/ZERO VS ATTACK ON TITAN

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.

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Off-Topic » The Walking Dead Discussion

Four things

1) Pretty kick ass finale. I don't think the show ever went that dark before. It reminded me of "The Road". Nobody of note died, which is what I figured would happen.

2) Anyways, I think the Terminus secret is that they're cannibals. There was a room with a bunch of human remains in it. Also, that whole chase sequence reminded me of the flashback to Rick teaching Carl about the rabbit trap and funneling animals into it as well as the domesticating pigs part.

3) Also, when the crew does eventually wreck the place, this will be the third or fourth location/society that Rick came to and wrecked. He is literally the Beast Man the ape scrolls were talking about.

4) Also, I hope they set Carl back on his kick ass path. I don't think he's that annoying (certainly less so then that loser preacher dude who got stealth zombie killed on Herschel's farm) but he's been on a weird downward spiral. There was a scene in like season 2 or so where he came across someone and just murdered them in cold blood because they might, could possibly, some day in the future, maybe pose a threat. They steered him away from that path but I hope he goes back to it some day. That was when I liked his character a lot.

@Acura_Max: That's an odd cast to spin-off from. Have you seen that confirmed (not internet "confirmed" that is actually the definition of unconfirmed and rumored but an actual confirmation from AMC/Creators?)

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Dragon Ball Z Kai Discussion

This threads a bit late for an anime that aired like multiple years back...

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Battles » Miami Heat vs Seirin High (Kuroko no Basket)

If we Animetize their abilities, the Miami Heat win and it's a blow out. Not even close. Lebron, Wade, and Birdman alone would probably be enough to beat them like 136-57 with Kagami scoring like 26 points. If you don't animetize them and Seirin has magic powers and all that nonsense, the Heat will have a tougher game on their hands but could still win. Seirin would make it competitive for a while I think. Like 101-79. Lebron or Wade will enter The Zone along with Kagami and that will just be too much for the high schoolers to handle. Lebron is like Aonime with a less sick handle but like purple hair dude size. Wade is basically Tatsuya. That's too much.

If it was the Generation of Miracles+ (add Tatsuya to the bench, make sleazy dude on the rough house team on the bench, add Kagami to the bench) maybe things would turn out better. Probably a lot better. The Heat already don't play to well against physical teams so the sleazy dude could really hamper them. Plus, with Wade's knees, he'll be taken out of the game probably before half-time. Nobody in the NBA has seen a dude with like 90% shooting (including half-court) so Midorima is going to be a serious problem for them. Run some late game Kuroko+Aonime+Kagami with both of them potentially in the zone with Wade on injury. There's a shot for Team Anime in that mix.

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Just Anime » Dubs or Subs?

@TypH said:

I prefer dubs, mainly because I put on a lot of shows while I am in my office working on art for background noise, but if I have the place to myself I will put on some sub anime.

This is always funny to me because it's basically, "I like dubs because they make it really easy to not watch the show or pay no attention to it." Language shouldn't matter if it's only going to be used for noise or played for the purpose of ignoring it.

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