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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Jul 23rd, 2015 @ 12:03pm

I'll probably do Set B.
I had to Google what chinese electric batman meant.

I might do a free trial of Crunchroll to watch on my consoles. Just need to see if both series are on there.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby LiQuid » Jul 23rd, 2015 @ 12:09pm

Why didn't you pick set 3? Set 3 is literally one full less episode of anime. How can you be so bad at math??
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Jul 23rd, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Darker than Black is actually, I believe, 24 episodes maybe? And the additional 25th episode is basically disposable? But I digress. Chinese Electric Batman is pretty good. LiQuid would enjoy the show if he still had a soul:

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Can't go wrong with JoJo though.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Jul 25th, 2015 @ 5:24am

Watched the first 5 episodes this morning of Eccentric family. Good show, but some confusing/weird things that I keep questioning.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Jul 26th, 2015 @ 9:08am

Finished the Eccentric Family. Show was really good.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 2nd, 2015 @ 6:08am

Finished JoJo part I. So far so good.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 3rd, 2015 @ 4:08am

Holy shit, Steven Universe is the most Tumblr ass show I've ever seen.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 3rd, 2015 @ 6:30am

EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN!
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 3rd, 2015 @ 10:34am

I feel like whoever made this show, sat down with a team of analysts and methodically broke down and compartmentalized everything that Tumblr likes, especially about shows like Adventure Time, and then made a new cartoon about it, including a lot of adolescent wish fulfillment. Which, I dunno, isn't a bad thing per say. I think I'm the only person here that doesn't lividly hate tumblr and the things it stands for. I don't really find that offensive or anything, but it's kinda laughable. I was looking at a wiki for the show last night after watching a few episodes - namely because I wanted to see if Steven would have a bunch of overblown mama-drama I'd have to sit through - and I was waking myself and laughing my ass off at the wiki's insistence on being very precise with different character's gender assignments, and which pronouns you're supposed to use for them. Like, these gem girls are 'gender neutral' even though they look like girls, have the apparently physiology of girls, talk like girls, act like girls, and use girl pronouns. :lol: Show is pretty looking though. Music is kinda bad so far, but I not because it's actually bad, I just have kinda gotten tired of that Adventure Time nerd-tunes they do every now and then.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 3rd, 2015 @ 11:14am

Yeah, the internet makes a much bigger deal out of the gender of the gems, and what that means for any LGBTQA+ relationships that spawn between them, than the show ever does. The show never goes full stop into preach mode, with the gems being non-binary agendered beings. But it means a whole lot to some people out there, so they insist things are certain ways, and have had the creators of the show affirm their positions in other outlets, namely tumblr and twitter.
TL:DR people on the internet doing internet shit
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 3rd, 2015 @ 11:57am

CrossXhunteR wrote:The show never goes full stop into preach mode
Yeah, so far that's nice. I like socially aware things, even when they get preachy like Star Trek. But you can easily take things too far.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Watched two more episodes last night. I find myself kind of hating Steven rather than rooting for him. In essence he's not that different than Finn the human. But he's infinitely less competent, and his compadres are more like his babysitters rather than his partners in crime. As a no-fun adult, it makes me kinda turn my nose down at Steven rather than just let me have fun with his shenanigans. Part of me thinks its kinda neat to have a chubby dude as the hero, but he's not really proven himself to remotely be a hero yet, he just kind of stumbles into victory and fails upwards. He's kind of a shitty MC so far, and that's especially when all the gems are so much more fun and interesting. I kinda wish there was no Steven and it was just the gems doing gem-things. I also can't help but think there's a lot of wish fulfillment going on in this show (not that that's a bad thing in and of itself) but I think it's kinda funny when the chubby kid's rotund belly gives him magic powers and gets to be surrounded by a bunch of cool grills. :lol:

It probably doesn't help that I'm watching this show right before bed, and I'm struggling to stay awake rather than just enjoying it. So far I don't think it's bad and there's plenty of good stuff going on, but I don't think it's as good as some other white-people cartoons that have come out lately.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby LiQuid » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 4:36pm

That kid wears jeans with flip flops, fuck him.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 4:51pm

LiQuid wrote:That kid wears jeans with flip flops, fuck him.

I wear jeans and flip flops allllll the time. :lol:
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby LiQuid » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 5:22pm

You live in California, so it makes sense that you're a tactless douche.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 6:20pm

Don't be jelly just cuz I can wear flipflops year round, while your nuts are literally frozen to your chair. :DD
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby LiQuid » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Why don't you just wear some fucking shorts then, moron.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 7:27pm

y not both?

Roll the jeans up when it's warm, roll them back down when it gets cool at night! Amazing!
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby LiQuid » Aug 4th, 2015 @ 8:05pm

That's so fucked up.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 7th, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Going to finish Battle Tendency soon, and I just watched an episode that fucked me up emotionally for a good bit. Didn't fully expect to say that for watching JoJo.
It's hard to read subtitles with tears in your eyes.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby meDotJS » Aug 8th, 2015 @ 7:10am

I can probably guess which scene you're talking about.

Spoiler: show
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 10th, 2015 @ 3:56am

Finished Battle Tendency and watched the first 2 episodes of Stardust Crusaders. Really like Joseph, and am glad that he continues on in the show. Don't really like Jotaro yet.
From what I have seen of Stand fights so far, I prefer the Hamon fights more.

I also watched the fourth episode of Himouto Umaru-Chan. That show seems harmless.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 10th, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Thanks for playin', buddo! I'm glad you've enjoyed both shows. Which one did you like better?

Glad to see you dip into Stardust Crusaders too. You won't like it as much early on, and it'll take a while for you to really start enjoying the show. It's a slow burn. Stardust Crusaders is faithful to the source material to a fault, almost nothing is left out so the pacing is inferior to the first two parts you already watched, which edited and trimmed down Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency to become ideally paced for anime. But while it feels kinda stuck in the mud at times, Stardust Crusaders slowly ramps up, and after a while you'll enjoy the hijinks and adventures Jotaro & Crew get involved with. Much more than Part 1&2, Part 3 truly feels like it earns the "Bizarre Adventure" title. And when it's all over, you'll wish it had kept going. Stands at first don't seem as interesting as Ripples, because in the beginning they barely scratch the surface of what Stands can do. But after introducing the principle characters, the Stands start getting weirder and weirder, and the battles become just as inventive and strategic as the ones in Part 1&2. By the end of Stardust Crusaders, the Stand battles blow Ripples out of the water (pun intended). They're just massively so much more powerful too that at best, you could use Hamon maaaybe for some basic utility (like walking on water and shit) that honestly isn't that necessary in most of these battles.

Umaru is my guilty pleasure of the season.

I've watched about 10-11 episodes of Steven Universe. I'm starting to come around a little and find Steven less obnoxious, but the kid is still a massive dipshit. :lol: The music in the show is pretty good, up until anyone starts singing. Well animated too. The setting kinda bugs me because I want to place it in a real location, but it feels like a synthesis of a bunch of different places. Like, half SoCal beach, half Jersey Shore, half Pac Northwest, half NE coast. It's weird. I also find myself kinda groaning at some of the more obvious anime references, usually because they're so transparent and rudimentary, but that's just me being an anime hipster.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 13th, 2015 @ 2:23am

I'm feeling really old watching Steven Universe. Because the character I like, empathize, and identify the most with is Pearl.

I just finished watching an episode where Steven is playing N64. And that makes me feel even older. Show runners my age would have probably made it an NES, but N64 is what they grew up with and threw in for reference-sake. Fuuuuuck, yo.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 13th, 2015 @ 2:52am

He also has a Gamecube.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby LiQuid » Aug 13th, 2015 @ 4:03am

N64 was a fucking garbage system. It's a shame that's the nostalgia console for 20-somethings.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby kenzo » Aug 13th, 2015 @ 8:30pm

Why do fans call her Birdmama?
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 14th, 2015 @ 2:02am

Her nose.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby LiQuid » Aug 14th, 2015 @ 2:40am

I just did a bing image search for "steven universe pearl" to see said nose and yep there's porn.
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Re: Kenzo's Anime Hostage Exchange Program

Postby CrossXhunteR » Aug 18th, 2015 @ 5:46am

Got through the first season of Stardust Crusaders. Good show that has a lot of continuation from the previous parts, but manages to feel very different. I wish the Blu-Ray versions of the episodes were on CrunchyRoll, like the first season. Some of the name changes are pretty funny, since you still hear the Japanese saying the correct names. The worst offenders seem to be Oingo & Boingo.
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