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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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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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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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