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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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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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Off-Topic » The Walking Dead Discussion

I'll avoid that trailer. One thing I will say is that Rick is like a death dealer. It doesn't matter the scope, but every situation he gets into is one where he ruins it. Whether it be Herschel's farm, the Governor's city, the prison, or probably this place... he brings death and destruction everywhere he goes. He is the beast man.

Anyways, I'm excited to see where season 5 goes. The way that season 4 ended was intense. The entire season didn't shy away from darkness but the scene where Carl and Mishone were almost raped was like a new level of intensity that the show hadn't had before imo. I know Maggie was almost fake raped before but taking things to child rape was a new level. I hope season five over can keep up that level of depravity and showing what the world has really become. It reminded me of the type of shows I really got into when I first started digging into anime. The Elfen Lieds, Gunslinger Girls, etc that were like depression based series that seemed to be based around life being this horrific thing that people struggle to survive knowing that nothing but sorrow and hell awaits them. Definitely kinda emo but I really love stuff that gets really dark. I hope season five keeps it up.

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Blood Lad » Is it a penis thing?

I haven't seen the series but people are generally embarrassed to suck on any part of another person's body in public.

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Off-Topic » Questions about the Walt Disney animated Movie Hercules.

@Dream: I was talking about for that long period where they stopped doing traditional animation and all of their CGI ones tanked. Wreck-It Ralph was the first one that ever came near even the worst Pixar release.

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Off-Topic » Questions about the Walt Disney animated Movie Hercules.

Hercules... I remember this being when Disney was god awful. They had a great run of Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Lion King. Then they went to like Lilo and Stitch, Pochahantas, Hercules, Mulan and those were like nowhere near as good and some were flat out bad. Then they just got out of animation altogether and let Pixar be the only wing of the company putting out animated films.

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HULU » My Main Gripes with HULU

Hulu isn't the best for up to the minute and latest greatest stuff. The week long wait is proof enough of that. What I do like them for is mainly live action stuff and anime when it's done. The adds don't bother me too much because it's free. I watched Fringe on Hulu as it aired and a handful of anime (Shiki, Sengoku Basara, Shigurui, C Control, Tiger & Bunny, Aria the Scarlett Ammo, and Psycho Pass). Watching them week-to-week is bad for anime. Live action stuff runs like clockwork but anime gets delayed a lot like you said. The no schedule thing is news to me though. I thought they posted the day that they update be episodes on the main show page.

They aren't terrible but I don't use them how you do. My gripes are

  1. Paying for the service still forces you to watch ads
  2. While I was watching it the amount of ads per break went from 30 seconds with to like 1:30 and I'm not sure if it stopped there or continued to basically be identical to watching a show on tv. It's not as bad for live action because those are formatted and written with commercial breaks unlike anime where they're force in extra ones. There's nothing I grew to hate more was watching 1:30 of ads before the show starts, the OP plays, and then you're hit with another 1:30.
  3. I've gotten used to the PS3 being my media hub and I hate that in order to get non-PC playback you have to subscribe. If it's ad based then it should be everywhere imo. Crunchyroll and Netflix operate the same as 3 but they have the benefit of not hitting you with 1 and 2 which is a major plus for me.

Plus I already subscribe to them and frankly I like their libraries a lot more than Hulu. Additionally, Funimation, pretty much the only anime streams I watched on Hulu, look terrible. I'm convinced that they go out of their way to make streams be right on the verge of looking so bad you won't watch. No other legal anime streams for other services look as bad as their do.

Not a big issue, but their suggestions for shows to watch are terrible. The pull stuff on the flimsiest of connections. I think it's on par with like you watch a show with a female lead or female co-lead them they will just pull anything with that feature, irregardless of genre, tone, and other things that matter. Like they'd pull the Cosby Show from Breaking Bad because both have an old man in them.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Terror in Resonance Discussion

Where is this show streaming? I didn't catch a CR announcement and I looked on Hulu a week or so back and it didn't have a page.

edit: NM it's up now. Sigh. I really wish Funi would either make an app or Hulu would drop the whole you have to pay to watch ads on a console philosophy.

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Naruto » How would you want Naruto to end?

I don't know anymore. Is the chick trying to do anything? I don't know what her goals are. When it was simply Obito and Madara I thought it would be cool if Naruto and Sasuke win and everything literally goes as perfect as possible only for like the final few pages of the final chapter to reveal that they actually lost and are in Infinite Tsukuyomi. I'm not sure what would be cool. I almost don't care. I'm in for Naruto until it ends, regardless of quality. It can end however it wants. Outside of flashbacks and Edo Madara fighting hand-to-hand against an entire army I think that manga has been terrible for like 2 or 3 years now.

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Off-Topic » Which anime/manga character can out smart Batman?

Batman with plot hacks is invincible. This is a guy who beat Superman, who could send Batman flying 50 yards by flicking his fingers and can travel so fast that he time travels... and can shoot lasers from his eyes from long distances. Batman beat him in a fist fight using "smarts". He can literally do anything if plot hacks are thrown in and is invincible. Plot hacks would let Batman singlehandedly defeat like every alien race in the galaxy despite them being millenia more advanced armed with Deathstars and all of them showing up at Earth with a mindset of we'll blow up the Earth just to kill Batman if that's what it takes. Batman would stomp them. Without plot hacks though, the average smart guy in a shonen series could beat him. On pure smarts they could match him. Given that they have actual super powers, they'd stomp.

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Naruto » Is anyone still enjoying Naruto?

The manga isn't good to me anymore. They're just doing stuff. Powers are falling the sky. People are showing up in dreams and granting power-ups, the main bad guy has already switched two different times... it feels like the writer has no clue where he wants to take it and is now just doing whatever whenever.

I feel like Obito being killed, then revealed to only have been dying but on his death bed, then turning out to have enough energy to fight for like 5 more chapters, then dying... and now having come back from the dead. That nonsense is indicative of everything that's gone wrong with Naruto. But really, it all started with the Edos. When they brought back the Akatsuki, that was cool. When they then revealed they'd bring back all Kage, 7 Swordmen of the Mist, every bad guy in the series, and then just random people that should have been a warning that they were no longer going for story and were just going to try and wow with sheer numbers and cranking to 11.

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Off-Topic » Does Anakin Skywalker have a father ?

I'm sure he did. I chalk up any notion of immaculate conception to mental instability, whether it's someone being flat out crazy and saying nonsense or maybe the mother was raped and blocked the incident from her mind.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Fairy Tail Discussion (Anime)

@katmic said:

@takashichea said:

@Oni_Gajeel:

It's on the OP. Crunchyroll, HULU, and FUNimation. In this site, we don't link or mention names of pirated anime sites.

My curiosity is piqued whenever the matter of pirated links and sites come up. SO am i to understand that you and every other moderator and staff member of anime vice does not use pirated sites, neither to watch anime nor read manga? Because that would mean you wait for everything to be licensed before watching or reading it where you are.

I personally don't use anime piracy sites but that's not the point. We don't mention their names or link to them on the site. That's the rule. If you watch them, cool, but don't mention them. I think Kaiba is a great. I mention it to anyone who asks as a great show. It's not licensed in the US for streaming or physical release but I still mention it. I let the person connect the dots. It's that simple. You can talk about the content, but don't promote the piracy sites.

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Off-Topic » Have you heard of the Moral Monday Protests in North Carolina?

That's it? No explanation or anything? Just a poll that asks if we've heard of it? I'd lock this but the OP is a mod.

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Just Anime » Favourite English dub vs least favourite

My favorite dub would probably be Pani Poni Dash. It's perfect. I think every character is completely nailed and it exceeds on both voice acting as well as writing. Comedy can be more difficult to translate than drama so that why I give it a lot of props and put it above other dubs I love like Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion.

My personal worst would be Bleach. Objectively I'm sure it's not the worst dub out there nor the worst I've heard but they completely ruined Aizen Sosuke, my favorite character in the series and one of my favorite anime characters ever. Aizen is always calm yet brimming with arrogance. The English version tries to get that but it sounds way too forced and something like being calm sounding forced pretty much ruins the character. Additionally, the voice actor sounds like he has an alto voice while Aizen in Japanese is like a baritone and that adds another element of disappointment in the English voice. Every other character I've heard in the dub sounds decent enough but being that Aizen was the only character I cared about them getting right.

Anyways, dubs and anime still have a long way to go imo. There are some good people doing great work but I feel like it's only every once in a blue moon that everything combines into good. And there are still a lot of voice actors who keep getting work that are just not good. They've never done a good performance, it seems like they never will do a good performance, but they keep somehow getting cast in roles. You look on their ANN bios and it's nothing but anime roles because like no other part of the voice acting industry is willing to give them the time of day. It'll be great when the anime industry stops giving them the time of day as well.

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General Discussion » So for those who wonder why Tom worries so much about Trickyness

@hitsusatsu11 said:

At least CNN finally stopped reporting on that missing plane

LOL.

Anyways, topic is whatever. Tom is old enough to where I assume he's not worried that if he tells people that he likes anime he won't be considered cool anymore. He's a professional comic book writer isn't he? He can't be too shy about letting his nerd flag fly proudly considering he makes his income making comic books and being the primary personality on an anime site... an anime site that he and his friends make goofball YouTube videos for.

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Fan Service Fight » Korra vs. Blair vs. Wonder Women

This is funny. If it's a wet t-shirt contest then it's pretty much just who has the best rack, looks the best when they're wet, and can make the sexiest pose. Korra chick is kicked out because I don't think she's had enough experience to really be able to compete in the art of seduction. Battle between Blair and Diana. Blair probably is better at seducing men but Diana can likely hold her own. I think their bodies are tied.

Oh wait, this is a twerk competition at a wet t-shirt contest. This is probably going to be pretty sad. Diana has may have never danced in her entire life and even if she has, it probably isn't anything resembling modern urban dancing... although maybe she knows some amazon shit which is close to African dancing which is the root of twerking to begin with. Blair definitely doesn't. Haven't seen enough of Korra but she's young and young people stay up on things. Is she sociable in her world? Does she stay up on things? Does she socialize and party and stuff or is she like some warrior monk that does nothing but fight and study? These are key questions that must be answered before a decision can be rendered.

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