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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@Marshal Victory: well I would say ethics are very different than morals and come from a different place but we are moving into very off topic philosophy and we are using different definitions for harem and reverse harem and discussing that to death isn't going to get us anywhere. No one marketing anime would market this as a reverse harem. I have not seen the last episode but not sure I want to watch it now. If she asks the new character that saw her trying to escape last episode to marry here they have moved past one upping to making characters do things outside of there character. She knows vers who he represents does not want to stop the war and inaho is who she has loved since the beginning. I hate it when shows make characters do out of character things because plot. Perfect jumping the shark example.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@Destinyheroknight:it is different than Macross more political than romance oriented still very well done. I would compare it more to code geass with less mysticism and more romance. What it does well much like geass is one up itself every freaking episode. Like geass have to be able to turn off the I can't watch this it is too ridiculous and just go with it. Mistake I made when first watching geass was expecting an intellectual exploration of alternate history ... .... needless to say that was stupid and how I ever got the idea that was what it was I don't know. If I reviewed it at the time could have titled it "how I stopped worrying and Learned to love the ridiculous". Give it three episodes as first makes it look uber predictable (hint its not) but by three the wow this is different is on full swing.

@Marshal Victory: eh definition comes from marketing. If we were putting this in a section of a store where would we put it? And no not finished first season of psycho pass forgot about it actually still on the edge needing to see how they are going to resolve. Takeing the ethics bar for lawyers (try not to laugh) next Saturday so need to study for that eh ... probably three more hours or so ... hmm wonder if this is where the problem comes from ... but anyway that should leave some time to watch it I guess ... to much I want to watch and do sigh ... need to play some more civilization five and civilization beyond earth too ...

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@Marshal Victory:

eh as mentioned I am using a different definition. For a show to be a reverse harem the harem tendencies have to be the major component. They are not here. As mentioned I would not even qualify Yona as a reverse harem. @Wraith: Yeah I liked they didn't consumate all the death flags learning to subvert a little bit like the earlier director. I also don't see the princess teaming up with anyone other than Inaho and I would not by any means think of Inko as best girl by no stretch.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@Wraith was all for love : I don't think so .... I think the eye took over and he will be ok later but not sure. That would be odd if he did though. BUT MAN ... WHAT AN EPISODE. Half way through I was like OH HELL when the assassination plot was found and then when he went in after it and we got the fight between inaho and slain again slain admits it was all for love and then we got count crucheto finding and saving the princess FINALLY the third faction might make an appearance. AS he now knows he was being lied to (which I suspect he knew before)

@Marshal Victory: I wouldn't call it a reverse harem, but I use a different definition ... waaaaay to much action in this show for it to be a reverse harem. I mean we are not even close to yona territory here and I have problems calling yona a reverse harem it is to good of a show for one thing. BUT I think he is going to be more political faction than love faction as we saw his interest was the emperor and hatred toward slain. NOW will he let them escape to earth? Probably not ... but what will he do who knows!!! WHICH IS WHY I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH!!!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@Marshal Victory: hmm all villans though are hero's in their own minds ... they are still villans though. I don't know Slane is a more interesting character as he is actually emotional ... but he isn't in anyway a good guy. I think it was earlier in this thread where someone said he only did the first two episodes for a friend as a favor to drum up interest in the show. Not sure though may have been over on fandom post.

Will be fun to see episode 22 tomorrow I can't wait.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@takashichea: Um wait you are asking if Slane is the villain .... are we watching the same show? Ever since his first combat with Inaho I was like villain. @Marshal Victory: I think actually the Madoka Writer just wrote the first two episodes or so for a friend. I don't think he was in any way a show runner. But yes he likely would have given this show a very different twist. No I don't think we are in for a happy ending in this one, much like I would say lelouch wasn't a happy ending. Yeah slane may think he can keep the society together or set it up in a way so that it will stay together....man is not lacking for faith in his own abilities. Though to be fair he has done pretty well so far. Still the right people not existing, I don't put much faith in his chances.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@Marshal Victory: After watching episode 21 you are exactly right. They are making slaine stupider than he should be here. He would have a better understanding of history than this to my mind. But oh well, I was never watching this show for its intelligence. The little switcheroo with the two princesses was cute and well done and would have made a better ending for the episode than the one we got. STILL wondering when vers is going to be like um no you don't get to rebel against us. And damn princess ... sometimes you have to kill to live.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

Been presently surprised with how well this went. Much like with Leluoch you have to except a lot of things that are convenient and that refrigerator logic would show you the wholes in (memories don't really come back all in a rush like that and I expect the martian would be much more distrustful than he is here, as well I don't think the loli maid would have been this stupid ... she is young yes but she would have known not to give it to the real princess or at least thought about it. NOW she may be having conflicted loyalties in fact I would expect she is, but we haven't seen any evidence of that and we would need to for that to work.) BUT if you can get past that, it is a really really fun ride. No real "meat" under the wrapping but umm do those empty calories taste good. They no just how to one up themselves each episode (much like lelouch) and how to make the web ever more tangled but still believeable from a character perspective. I can't feel sorry for slain AT ALL, though they tried to make us do so here a bit with the I will never find solace comment. Not sure why he hates earth so much ... I can see why he would hate Inoho but seems somewhat childish to transfer that hate to all Earth when we know he doesn't really like mars after the way they treated him. But could have had to act like he did for so long maybe he began to believe it? I don't know.

The one question I really have is what is the rest of the Vers empire doing? I mean slaine is revolting here, starting a revolution. One would think even the dieing king wouldn't really go for this...

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General Discussion » hilariously bad movie songs/hilariously bad live action movies

CRYING out for an anime remake.

My vote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpSse2JXmHQ

Can you beat this?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

Oh I plan on watching psycho pass don't worry ;). Finished from the new world now so have an opening. I wouldn't call Aldonoah zero uneven as I loved every episode. It may be that it surprised me as it started out looking super generic (oh look main character killed NOT in first episode and they are going to act like we shouldn't see it for ten episodes le sigh) and then was not. If I had come into it knowing it was by the Madoka guy I might have had a very different expectation and not been able to look past it, don't know. Next few days will start psycho pass.

Oh and on secret world - found the "mummy" at the hotel and talked to him for awhile HILARIOUS. Haven't done any of his quests yet but plan on doing so still doing all the ones in the city, messed with the Egyptian statues and got into the secret temple...but then died quickly so going back to get better gear. Loving the feel of Egypt so far.

To any here who have no idea what i am talking about GO PLAY SECRET WORLD. Best MMO on the market right now! Just don't expect it to hold your hand ...

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aldnoah.Zero Discussion

@Marshal Victory said:

7 was epic. Say hello to the new ship same as the old ship... er well not exactly. But not predictable at all how the show is playing out. Maybe the slickest world build , design an story progression for me in the mech gene in years. Even those great ones in the last 3 or so years. This seems well put together. So I will happlysecond @Supreme Marvel: praise as well.

Watching this I was wishing http://palladiumbooks.com would do a adaption of this for their rpg pen an paper system like with http://palladium-store.com/1001/category/Robotech.html

Have not read through all of this yet and late to the party on this one but this is the quote I agree with and wanted to show Marshal I do at times like the same shows he does ;). Like the rest of you I predicted the fact the princess wasn't dead (though not that the martians were involved until about half way through second episode) at the end of the first. If I had known at the time it was Madoka (the GRR Martian of anime) at the time I might have thought it was more. I almost wonder if he was trolling with his own reputation there, almost killing the princess in the middle, and then killing her (I don't buy she is STILL alive) in the end. BY FAR the best of this season. Generic in the first episode but then rather than dragging out the is she or isn't she dead through six episodes as a weaker show would do we get right to the yup she is alive and about two shows later characters as well as just us know she is alive, then it moves to the problems with facisim (something much of Japan still has a fascination with so something they need to remember is bad) and the ending .... oh god ... I should have seen it coming as it was the butcher of anime but damn. Not sure where they go from here - slaine becomes the main character he is somehow related to the royal family? What do we know about him? He has the same yellow hair of the princess, but as far as we know he is a terran and it was his father that came to Mars after he was born (right?). Someone cheated somewhere? His father isn't who he thinks his father is? I give the show props for being unpredictable. A lesser show would have had the princess give the mech to inaho but that is not this show.

Incredibly high marks the butcher has still got it!

And reading your prediction that the mech was going to go to Inaho Marshal - HILARIOUS after seeing the ending. Of course that was what everyone predicted..which is why it didn't happen. I think your lost opportunities is still a good theme. I mean arguably if Inaho had treated slaine more like an ally the ending would have been different. If slaine had trusted his noble (yellow haired one, not that he had any reason to) earlier and not become crazy from torture ending would have been different. And Tak I agree that video was very odd ... but then ever since the 80's I have not found Saturday night live at all funny.

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Psycho-Pass » Psycho-Pass Second Season in Production

Tom....you need to give this front page as much as you love psycho pass!!!

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Off-Topic » Babymetal - heavy metal with japanese pop idols -

@takashichea: Correct...but with heavy anime influences so why I thought it might be interesting to this group. @Bigheart711: Yeah it is amazing it works as well as it does. I like the one you listed as your favorite as mine I think as well...though give me chocolate is rather hilarious also. There facebook page has pictures of them in costume all smiley with people from slayer and such...which is really really hilarious. As is the reaction from some fans....which hate them incredibly.

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Off-Topic » Babymetal - heavy metal with japanese pop idols -

Yes you read the title right. Imagine, heavy metal riffs, heavy metal volume, heavy metal stage settings, now add three Japanese girls two just turned 15 one 16 in Japanese pop idol outfits (just above knee length dresses, knee high socks, Mary Jane shoes) now make it 100 times odder than your mental image....but yet still awesome.

THIS IS BABYMETAL!

https://www.youtube.com/user/BABYMETALofficial

(note wasn't exactly sure where to put this so put it here...)

MOD EDIT

Added Trailer Vid

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Kill la Kill Discussion

Interesting...it seems like mako still has the super shirt though that can resist gravity...someone really needs to figure out how these work...antigravity is closer than it appears!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Shin Sekai Yori Anime Discussion Thread

@takashichea: so its just a novel with illustrations that can have any type of quality? I mean Branden Sanderson's work has illustrations but I wouldn't call his work in any way "light" I mean you hit someone with one of his books (especially the storm bringers saga) it knocks you out. This seems like a time of word for word translation failing. I wouldn't make any assumptions I would normally make and that I made simply because it has illustrations (especially ones as good as the above). So it doesn't mean the book is "lightweight" in any sense of the word? Interesting I wonder what the term really means then....lighter on text since page that has picture doesn't have text? (this seems silly as picture is an "extra" and it isn't like it is taking away text AND seems rather anti-illustration for a culture that is so pro visual art).

Edit: did a quick search and couldn't find anything from the light novel for from the new world looked because the above I recognized the anime immediately and it wasn't one I watched so was curious if the illustrations are the same. I really do hope someone translates the novel I want to see if it is as close to the giver as people on CR are saying the show is...it has been years since I read the giver but that is not a connection I would have made. (But comparing it to that is like comparing it to Shakespeare so....)

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Shin Sekai Yori Anime Discussion Thread

My understanding is that it is a novel. I thought the light had something to do with um..quality...ease of reading....so a light novel would be something like a young adult novel or a picture book I don't know...please do anyone who knows correct me.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Shin Sekai Yori Anime Discussion Thread

@takashichea said:

Still haven't watch this series yet.

You guys and gals should check out 's blog on possible English release of the Shin Sekai Yori light novel.

SHIT any update on this as I first wouldn't call it a light novel in any sense of the word (NOTHING about this show is light) and to your above comment nope no moe in this show at all....though damn could it use some about episode 16 or so shit...

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Off-Topic » Does Anakin Skywalker have a father ?

@Supreme Marvel: eh that always seemed like a rather ridiculous interpretation to me as that just set them back to where they were before he unbalanced it, and it was the expectation that it was then balanced to begin with aka before he was born which would mean there wouldn't be a prophecy for one to balance it. Aka if it was balanced before the empire (as it would have to be if destroying the empire put it back in balance) why would they have a prophecy of one to bring balance back...before the empire....

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Kill la Kill Discussion

As the point of kill la kill was kind of anti cosplay these people really are somewhat missing the point are they not.....?

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