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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.....?

Post by zaldar (1,236 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Post by zaldar (1,236 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Off-Topic » Does Anakin Skywalker have a father ?

This whole prophecy part of the new movies that he is somehow supposed to fulfill....never made any sense. Even Lucas's explanations didn't help any. He really did loose it with these most recent movies. Selling the franchise to someone else was the best thing he ever did...

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

@takashichea: hmmm I'm not sure if I would let my child at 13 even watch that show...I don't know.....still at least she wasn't 8...

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

Not so sure it would be one I would buy but I buy truly little anime at this point in my life. Maddoka is the next I think I am going to buy but I haven't yet. What did you think of the way they did the painting at the end? When we saw it hanging in the museum at the end of the credits what painting was it? Was nobu in the position of Christ if so then is it safe to assume that is supposed to represent the "real" painting and what then should we make of the comment about Nobo being Judas....in the "correct" painting by da vinci?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

Well I seem to be the only one still watching this which is sad as it ended very well true to the characters, true to history, and with interesting if somewhat predictable philosophical message. It does do some things that are unexpected and it MAY make a religious idea that is rather sacrilegious not sure (watch the painting at the end closely). Overall above average definitely if not one of the best I have seen, but definitely worth watching.

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

@takashichea: Oh ok ha I was thinking she was like 8. 17 is still not a little sister to me though I can see how it would be as my little sister is 31. But wait...at 17 shouldn't she have been getting the jokes.....? And na this is on tangent as that show is a very good example of what I worry about as though it isn't really all that bad it plays into the mainstream medias perception of anime fullscale.

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

@takashichea:

oh wow you watched lotts toy with your little sister.....*blink* wow....that I would not have done. Though the show did become a very cute father daughter story the whole set up with her needing uh...sperm....was a bit much for a child. I mean how old was your sister here?

Still the mainstream media seems to think all anime is like the above child kidnap rape and murder. Of course this is ridiculous it is like saying all American movies are saw but until the shows that have this stuff go away the perception will remain and if we want to spread the culture AND keep getting new stuff aka have people keep getting paid for making it we should worry about that. I expect my parents still are a little worried about my anime hobby (and I am 35) and it certainly isn't something i talk about with anyone I want to give me a job.

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

THIS is the kind of coverage anime gets now, and it is not nearly as bad as it used to be....

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/06/18/pkg-ripley-japan-child-porn-laws.cnn.html

Stuff like this is why when ever I tell people I watch anime I have to worry about them immediately assuming I am evil...

(note I put this here as not sure where else to put it if a better forum for this exists please move it there)

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

Ah so glad someone else is still watching this. Notice that nobo became Jesus...aka the king of kings from the opening - I really should have seen earlier where that was going - and was Arthur controlling the voices to Joan at the end? One person has surmised that perhaps Arthur is Kenshin. Which would be interesting - I mean we already have crazy quantum mechanics (they really should have had a cat come out of shrodingers box) in this. So now perhaps we get to see what the holy grail is or will Mitsude act like Judas? I also love Da Vinci like yeah this battle will decide the fate of the world - let me sit here and talk about painting....

Show MIGHT be messing with Christianity and Western figures to much for me now in the end but man what a ride!

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Off-Topic » Civ in SpAAAAAACCEEE - FUCK YEAH!

http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/04/12/civilization-beyond-earth-interview-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-factions-aliens-technology-and-more/

I read...the headline I came..cleaned up then came again...I then read the article and I think I came about three more times..HELLL YESSSSS!!!!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

I dislike bringing characters back from the dead and she is to loli for me, the way they are using her especially.

Post by zaldar (1,236 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Just Anime » does anyone remember these animes...?

Yup first one is R.O.D. the TV and if you haven't seen the movie you need to HILARIOUS Japanese anime take on James Bond and done incredibly well. A great anime to show to people new to anime as it has the anime oddity sensibility but doesn't over do it and has a general western action plot at its core.

Post by zaldar (1,236 posts) See mini bio Level 15

#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

@LHWKnight: annoyed they made Jean into such an idiot she really should have figured out she had a regali like five episodes ago...and I wish honestly himiko had stayed dead as everytime she gets all lovey dovey with our lead I just feel wrong...why does Japan have to make women that are likely of age look like they are eight....?

Still show is becoming MUCH more interesting and as long as you can get past the western planet being evil, and all the figures from western history being basically evil (I mean ok Ceaser I can somewhat understand as he was a dictator and such but King Arthur and the round table as evil really....?) it is interesting. Hopefully it will stay that way and not fall into being basically a complete Japanese nationalist formula.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunagun Discussion

@Marshal Victory: wait you thought that episode was long man it went by REALLY fast for me. Well we learned why the old lady was so unflappable 2000 + years of life experience will do that for you I guess and wow what a tough life and her hatred of the historical figure nobunagun gets her powers from was interesting AND the theme that sometimes you have to fight to protect things is something America and the western world needs to remember wit Crimea being exhibit A (ok to ask directly what are the rules on discussing politics here...on some forums the little bit I just did might be to much). And MAN was it wonderful to see our heroine pull one over on the over confident strategists and kudos to them for seeing how she was right so quickly and to Jack for forcing her to do it. The misscommunication and understanding when nobou thought he was talking about something else entirely was also cute and done well. Lord knows teenagers get into those situations. Did we just leave alone however the fact she brought her powers out without an AU ball...did noone else see that, is she not going to mention it...? I really hope they go back to this.

On a different note - we need a way to look at newest posts only on these threads and would be great to receive notice when a thread you posted in has been posted in. Without naming names have come to like the community here much better than at some other forums but the forum setup at other places is honestly better.

Post by zaldar (1,236 posts) See mini bio Level 15

General Discussion » so is nationalism increasing to much in Japan....?

@DocHaus: Yeah better examples Doc knew about them but this was just the most recent and the most shocking to me. That said yes our history is full of problems we like to whitewash though I don't totally agree with our moderators take on the revolutionary war. I'd like to think we don't marginalize ours as much as other countries....but that would be a lie so....

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