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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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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil

Oh lord....muppets after dark...I got the corrupt law vibe after the first episode when she went to see the lady in jail, and the general racism against wizards (though given the power they have is somewhat understandable). Haven't caught up with this yet so glad that it stayed good.

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Nobunagun » So if no one else is going to talk about this I will!

If there is a thread for this all ready let me know because I love this show and would love to talk about it with people. Music is incredible, animation is interesting, idea is crazy, action is balls to the wall, AND IT HAS A SPACE BUNNY! I mean really what more than that do you want?

So how many people think the brain we found out about in episode 3 is her "friend" that seems to be the running theory elsewhere - comes off the idea that oba was betrayed by his retainer I believe (along with the opening to some extent I think). I love the flying through the air in the hurricane episode along with her dance that was hilarious - but really...does she have to look like megaman? Anywho what else about this do people love?

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Wizard Barristers » Lets mix a shonen anime with...Law and Order (?) Wizard Barrister

So....lets talk about this show. I honestly am not sure what to think about this. The animation is absolutely AMAZINGLY gorgeous and the frog that is the main character's familiar is cute as all BON! The fight animation was great but I am just not sure how this is going to work so are we going to have shonen here mixed in with law and order like criminal procedure....I am not sure if interrupting Dragon Ball Z with someone commenting on freeze's legal defense strategy is going to work....

Still I am intrigued enough to stick around and see if they can make it work and perhaps they will surprise me I mean it has happened before.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Golden Time Discussion

So what are people thinking about the little we are seeing about Japanese legal system? As a law student that is my major original draw but the love quadrilateral and mix of tropes used in interesting ways is keeping me around.

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Bakemonogatari » Bakemonogatari --- wtf

Ok so I just started watching this...and really wtf this is one truly odd odd show. Up to episode five the end of the strange strange elementary school girl (who I expect is not an elementary school girl) and I just have to ask does any of this get explained...it is so odd.

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Just Anime » well tried to put this on toms wall but...

Do they add fan service with chibi in this? Didn't in the first episode...the loli nature of the fan service might get him though....it would be interesting to see him try it though...What do you say @no_name_here (sigh can't seem to call out tom...)

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Just Anime » well tried to put this on toms wall but...

@Destinyheroknight: I don't know if tom could deal with the rampant fan service though....

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