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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.

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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.

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#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.

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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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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

Possible - one thing I realized after thinking about this episode she is always looking at a necklace...gee wonder what that could be....wonder if we are going to figure out how people always get these and if it is always woman. At least Nobunga got his first one from a woman and it looks like arc will eventually give him hers - and it is plausible that the fire wind guy (who did anyone else realize he had two before I did not) got his from a female. Not sure if the west has them though ceasar hasn't seemed to.

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

Saw this story the other day: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/21/world/asia/japan-anne-frank-diary-vandalized/index.html

and was aghast but then started thinking about the current anime season we have two shows about Oda and one that makes the west and some of our most important historical/literary figures look rather bad. The fool makes Ceaser into a total ass and king author into the bad guy. (And Magellan into a space pirate). I don't think Japan is about to invade anyone but this is somewhat disturbing to me. Thoughts?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunagun Discussion

I am still enjoying this. It isn't as serious as the other nobu show which I have to say surprised me as I thought the fool was going to be all about bouncy breasts after the first three episodes, and this had some good interplay between the nube gaining respect and not knowing what to do. Her answer to what to do was also awesome even if it doesn't fit with the idea of her gun not being able to accept normal matter. And yeah someone needs to figure out who the other historical figures are because I don't recognize them either.

I did love the leading ladies response to the whole thing though, talk about unflappable, who ever she is she is certainly something else.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

@takashichea: Yeah after things calm down and Oda wins he will admit what he did why be forgiven but then kill himself. That is why they had the beginning the way they did I expect. I have to say they do like to make the west look bad in this show which is making me want to write it off but wow it is so good. Episode 7 was incredible sad, but awesome, and I love how what really was a civil war (with both sides trying to kill the leader of the other as you know it was the advisers trying to kill Nobu) leads to an all out war. So who was the tarot card referring to this time and why did da vinci not let her take one? Da Vinci I have not figured out yet at all...

His two imps (one of who I guess is supposed to be female?) are they supposed to represent romulus and remus?

And seriously you had to kill off his wife (at least Monkey seems to be getting some loli bait I guess) man I mean she was total loli bait but she was at least interesting. I mean geez. Beginning to think I am watching an anime by George RR Martian or something.

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

Ok a why you should watch this show - Do you like anti-utopias? Do you like mysterious thought provoking anime? Do you like philosophy? Do you like things like Gurran Lagan, Eva, Ghost in the Shell? Do you think the focus on Moe is destroying Anime? THEN YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS SHOW! Really along with Madoka, and Kill la Kill this is one of the best anime series I have seen in the last five years.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » From the new world discussion

So I would love to discuss this series with others as I watch it. On episode 2 now and wow do I love this series! Take 1984 and brave new world add a Japanese anime sensitivity and partial out how the world works and how it got that way in very discrete portions mysteriously and you have me hooked. Obviously some very deeper things going on behind the scenes here and some statements being made about human society. If you haven't checked this out you should do so now. (The section on the site for the show is not very full I may try to fill it out but may be to much like work I don't know....)

Anyone else watched or watching this or want to watch this?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

Well.....THAT was unexpectedLY AWESOME! I had written this show off as being all flash and no thought provoking but now oh yes now I see how wrong I was. MAN, was he right to kill the other and probably save the clan? What was the older brother trying to acheive with what he did at the funeral...did no one else see the leaves from the cherry tree as a magic symbol if so why did they not comment on it? WHAT IS DA VINCI's GAME?? This just massivly shot up in my list of good shows this season.

Still think a little show I found called from the new world from last season is going to be better (if you have not watched it you should) but wow did this get much better than I expected.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » World Conquest: Stratagem Star

Added some thoughts about theme to the watch and learn on this you might find interesting. After watching the second episode I feel even stronger this way. One thing recently noticed is Odin the one who said in the preview after the first that he was going to be the one to destroy the world - if so he may be messing up not by mistake...

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunaga the Fool Discussion Thread

Hmm beginning to think this may actually have something to say now which after the last one I was unsure. With the dads death and Caesar coming in for the daughter (is she supposed to be Cleopatra now?) we may have gotten to a more direct east west conflict so we may see some actual thought and theme. One thing I didn't get....oda's adviser at the end the one who poisoned him (right before an attack which was perfect timing...almost to perfect now that I think about it) mentioned that card and said he had made a mistake. Now he overheard vinci talking about the card so that is what he is referring to I assume but the mistake....he did allow oda to not get posinoned and the advisers will respect him now. So what was the mistake is he simply guilty over having the father die...not much he could have done about that...

Thoughts?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunagun Discussion

Man just wow....both Gandhi and Newton want Oda and Galileo is jealous and...injured...

I have to say that was HILARIOUS! Now who were the new people we met and what were they historically? Didn't recognize any of them. But man exploding yourself and sending your brain to go away and become the next version with all your memories intact. Species memory to the 9th power. Impressive and would certainly allow for some directed evolution!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunagun Discussion

@takashichea: and for this series that works as they didn't start out giving the idea that anything else was going on. I mean some character development with the protag sure but no one is going to watch this thinking they have some grand message they are trying to impart.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil

@Marshal Victory: You can trademark the names Kermit and Ms. Piggy and I am sure they have but you can't really trademark a "look" and this isn't nearly close enough to have a copyright problem. If the Disney lawyers tried this hell I'd take the case probono and beat them. Even if you could trademark a look the looks here are not nearly close enough - no one is going to mistake this for Kermit or Ms. Piggy.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nobunagun Discussion

@takashichea: They label them not her real boobs - so yes they are not that big. I LOVE THIS SHOW. Just the right over the top nature, just the right amount of I care about the characters (I mean any anime nerd can relate to what she goes through). The fight scenes are incredible and the powers are ridiculous. I mean really SHE WAS RIDING THROUGH A HURRICANE ON A PARACHUTE!! Galileo is a cute loli girl (which is a little ridiculous) and when she uses her power she looks like a Dalek, and later we get even more crazy historical figures. (And unlike the other nobundga show - which I thought was going to be serious and say something about east west relations I am not insulted about how they are representing western historical figures). I'm sold as all heck on this show!

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