just curious :)
just curious :)
Best. Non. Sparky. Graphic. Ever.
Indeed there is.
*raises hand* 8)
Count me in! :)
Not a fanboi, but I do watch the occasional anime. I can't stand the magical girl crap that most anime fanbois seem to be so enamored of, tho.
Well, yeah. I'm not exactly watching anime shows where the characters play card games against one another. Like most things I only watch really good anime and read really good manga.
Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, yes. Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, no.
I like certain kinds; usually takes a big release to get my attention, but some releases I pay more attention than everything else (Macross, Gundam, Masamune Shirow-related, Lupin, etc.)
I generally prefer stuff where Giant Robots Beat The Shit Out Of Each Other, but I've even watched surreal comedies and yes, the fucking 70-episode-long soap opera that is Marmalade Boy.
I am a big fan of Bubblegum Crisis:Tokyo. Great series with an excellent storyline.
Speaking of Masamune Shirow, Production IG just launched the official website for the Ghost in the Shell TV series which starts airing in Japan this fall.
Also, the english release of the Ghost in the Shell 2: Man Machine Interface manga finally has a release date. The first monthly issue goes on sale from Dark Horse October 30th.
Thank God, I nearly bought the Japanese one just for waiting. GITS TV should be interesting, will probably be able to get it off of Morpheus soon after it goes up (or Hotline). Too bad Appleseed v5 will apparently never happen... still my favorite.Originally Posted by Brad Grenz
I guess the guys at Studio Proteus (who translate manga, including Shirow's for Dark Horse) talked him into letting them publish some of the stories that were going to be for Appleseed vol 5 in the Super Manga Blast monthly anthology they do, starting in September.
How are they appearing, in written or drawn form, in short stories, etc (like the Appleseed Databook)? I would be very interested in picking that up.
/me raises hand
Oh, and I like the banner. Would Tom & Mark consider rotating in random Tenenbaumish banners? :)
I'm still wading through Scooter's massive Cowboy Bebop DVD box set, and it is awesome.
Oddly, embarrassingly, it was Pokemon that turned me on to anime/manga, I have to admit. Now I like it, in doses.
I love all the Miyazaki films, especially My Neighbor Totoro, which might be my favorite animated kids film ever now. My daughter and our neighbors have watched it probably 30 times or so, and I still enjoy it every time it's on.
And the Lone Wolf and Cub reprints from Dark Horse comics continue to be amazing....
My daughter enjoys Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. I have no clue what is going on but she seems to have caught on rather quckly. I was worried about the level of violence and fighting, but it didn't appear to be much different than cartoon violence in the Warner Brother's and Disney cartoons so I don't think if will ruin her too much :)
I'm a big fan of Revolutionary Girl Utena. Best. Ending. Ever!
We were going to put in Sparky's first 'Fuck Star Wars' banner, but, well, to be perfectly honest, we have no idea how to do it.Oh, and I like the banner. Would Tom & Mark consider rotating in random Tenenbaumish banners?
I rooted around the directory structure trying to figure out where to set the banner. I eventually got frustrated and played Day of Defeat instead. Maybe whoever set up this phb board, or whatever it's called, knows how we can do that?
-Tom, inept at all things HTML and many things non-HTML
It was me, and yes, I could set something up. Send e-mail, I guess with a list of which banners you want to use.
WOO! I loves me some Totoro, especially that wackily translated song at the end:Originally Posted by Jeff Green
"The rain falls at the bus stop,
If there's a drenched creature,
Open your umbrella for it."
Hopefully children understand that this advice is meant to apply to any adorably soggy Totoro that you might occasion to meet, and not, say, an overly-moistened pit bull or damp Balrog.
I have an umbrella toting Totoro on my monitor, starting at me right now. Although I think I am kind of partial to the littler ones.
Can I still say I don't care for anime if I like Totoro?
Sure -- I'll say it too. Heck, get another person in here, we can all stand up and do the wave. I don't care for anime (although I did have a huge crush on Captain Harlock when I was twelve). I've seen it all, from Riding Bean to Lupin to Bubblegum Crisis, and I'm just sick of it. I'd rather eat my stuffed Totoro than watch another miniskirted schoolgirl with gimongous eyeballs clamber into a mech suit.Originally Posted by TomChick
I've been seeing lots of online rumors that another Miyazaki film "Spirited Away" (aka Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) is going to be theatrically released here in the US sometime in September. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it doesn't end up like the long-promised "Castle in the Sky", which still hasn't seen the light of day.Originally Posted by Jeff Green
Both, as I understand it.How are they appearing, in written or drawn form, in short stories, etc (like the Appleseed Databook)? I would be very interested in picking that up.
Heck, I have a little suctioncuppy Catbus on my car and I generally don't like anime either. Miyazaki, to me, transcends anime. He's coherent, literate, and gets good translations.Originally Posted by TomChick
The problem with anime is that too many people are into anime for anime's sake. They like the exoticism or the X-TREMEness or the tentacular sex of it (which I guess is both exotic and erotic for some). The fact is, most of the stuff that gets imported just doesn't deserve import. The big exceptions to me are Miyazaki and Ranma 1/2. Both stand out for me because the purists haven't kept them from getting good english translations.
Did I mention the Catbus has visible genitals?
Speaking of stuffed Totoro characters, I got a small Totoro somewhere that I ordered via a form that came with my VHS copy.
But a friend of mine was in mall once and saw a stuffed Catbus in one of those rip-off machines where you put in a quarter and are supposed to aim a claw over stuffed animals so it can pull one out for you. I hate those fucking things because the damn claw rarely has enough power to hold anything. But he got the Catbus out of there. It's a good thing too, because I don't think most people would have know what the heck it was if they would have won it. No genitalia on this one though.
Anyway, the really sucky part is that I made the mistake of loaning out my Totoro video and never got it back. But in a way I don't care because what I really want is a Totoro DVD! Please tell me there is such a thing!
in case u guys are interested, check this out :
friend of mine has been working for that site for years... pretty much since i got to know him around early 90's
i havent been there for a while and i was surprised to see ign's logo there...