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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:19 pm 


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Been delving into the Leiji-verse a bit more. Next week will be Yamato week, assuming my mail from Japan isn't interrupted by COVID19 madness.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:14 pm 


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Been delving into the Leiji-verse a bit more. Next week will be Yamato week, assuming my mail from Japan isn't interrupted by COVID19 madness.


I love me some Leij-verse. Too bad we don't have more of it on blue-ray in the West. Is there more in HD over in Japan?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:40 pm 


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castlevania season 3 is as at least as good as the previous seasons and nearly as long as the two of them put together. halfway through it and quite enjoying it!

there's a lot of warren ellis' usual smug, fedora-tipping atheism in his sometimes obnoxiously quippy dialogue, but the characters are so charmingly written and the dips into casual hyper-vulgarity so fun that i can't help but really enjoy myself. he doesn't take a lot of easy outs and there's a lot of good conversations so far, this season. wasn't expecting Lesbian Polycule Drama in castlevania, but whatever, i'm down for it.

animation is still what it is - bits of highly budgeted action with wild movement peppered amongst mostly stiff characters standing rigidly before each other. i think it frankly looks fine (and sometimes even *good*), but it's occasionally got some early 00's bad OVA vibes or feels a little unshakably western in a somewhat ugly way.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:12 am 


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Been delving into the Leiji-verse a bit more. Next week will be Yamato week, assuming my mail from Japan isn't interrupted by COVID19 madness.


I love me some Leij-verse. Too bad we don't have more of it on blue-ray in the West. Is there more in HD over in Japan?


Not sure, I'm getting laserdiscs. I've been watching GE999 on BD and other than convenience and ease of use it doesn't particularly have much going for it over other formats. Newer stuff is probably a different story but made for tv 70s anime is a bit rough around the edges and likely wasn't stored great.

Stuff will be here tomorrow, huge package of 24 ld total.so hopefully undamaged.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:17 pm 


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fuck yeah! Anime on LaserDisc, that sounds awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
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Need to find subtitles for Love & Pop but Yamato is good to go.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
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Need to find subtitles for Love & Pop but Yamato is good to go.


Never heard of Love & Pop before so I had to look it up. I tried MyAnimelist first but got nothing but then it turns out it's a live action. With the cover being illustrated, I was thrown for a little loop.

What else is in the pile underneath? :o


Oh and, anyone else watching Eizoken, which is great, and finding the trial runs for their productions are more fun to watch than the finished products?
I'm watching it with friends so we're slightly behind as we only gather every so often but we just finished the mecha animation arc. Maybe it's just the handdrawn-ness of the sakuga compared to the much more digital look of the final product or a feeling of how all of the excited discussions about some specific detail "only amounted to so much". Or maybe it's just that thing that makes a sketch somehow more intriguing than a finished drawing.

Not dissing on Eizoken just a thing I've noticed.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
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Never heard of Love & Pop before so I had to look it up. I tried MyAnimelist first but got nothing but then it turns out it's a live action. With the cover being illustrated, I was thrown for a little loop.


steamflogger picked it up after i recommended it in the movie thread - it's by anno, so it's like... anime adjacent? it's good.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
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Grand Blue is really good.

Also Death Note creators released new death note manga with new characters. Highly recommended!


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
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Happened across a Jonathan Young, who does English-language covers of hotblooded animu OPs. They're really good! At least his JoJos. I didn't listen to the rest, most of which I don't know. Image

All JoYo covers set to DavidPro's openings

Surprisingly well done! I prefer subbed to dubbed, but I wouldn't complain at all if these were the official tracks. Guy has the right fiery panache for JJBA's inimitable dynastic melodrama.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:03 pm 


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Always love seeing your LD pickups Boss. You've got a Genlock for displaying subs?

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Happened across a Jonathan Young, who does English-language covers of hotblooded animu OPs. They're really good! At least his JoJos. I didn't listen to the rest, most of which I don't know. Image

All JoYo covers set to DavidPro's openings

Surprisingly well done! I prefer subbed to dubbed, but I wouldn't complain at all if these were the official tracks. Guy has the right fiery panache for JJBA's inimitable dynastic melodrama.

That looks pretty fun, I'll check it later after workday is done
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm 


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Need to find subtitles for Love & Pop but Yamato is good to go.


I remember wanting the fuck out of that Yamato LD set when I was in high school and just figured out how much anime was out there. Of course it was $450 or so at the time (1993) so that never happened.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
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Yeah LD retail was insane.
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Discovered to my surprise last night that Project A-ko is available on Amazon Prime. I think it's a new dub—or at least it's not as good as the one I remember—and there's at least one scene that is inexplicably cut, but damn what a fine slice of mid-80s anime. So many great action sequences, perspective shots, and little hand-drawn FX frames that are a real homage to how spectacular anime used to be.
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Discovered to my surprise last night that Project A-ko is available on Amazon Prime. I think it's a new dub—or at least it's not as good as the one I remember—and there's at least one scene that is inexplicably cut, but damn what a fine slice of mid-80s anime. So many great action sequences, perspective shots, and little hand-drawn FX frames that are a real homage to how spectacular anime used to be.


I'll drink to that.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:57 pm 


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I really hope David Production gets to animate Jojo Part 6. Skimming back over it, I was reminded of how dire and poignant it can get. I had to post this after being reminded of the sad tales of FOO FIGHTERS and WEATHER REPORT, and the less sad one of GORGEOUS IRENE Image

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Part 7 could be a hoot, too, but holy fuck that'd be a lot of horsies to animate. I hope they keep truckin' along, they've a real passion I'd find infectious even without being a fan of the mangas.
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New season just started, Kakushigoto is getting an anime. It's pretty good so far, really liking the first episode.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:37 am 


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Got around to watching the first Yamato movie. Now that I feel comfortable with the subtitling set-up I hope to watch the next four films over the next week.

Nothing groundbreaking here. Classic Leiji. Manry men, nationalistic about Japan. Easy to watch sci-fi escape. 8/10

Oh and it looks damn good on LD on my hdcrt especially factoring in the source material. Guessing the other movies will look better.
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WHat is your crt for watching LD again? maybe you've told me before but I forget. Is it a 1080i Sony set? Those are pretty good with 480i/480p signal
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Anime/Manga?
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WHat is your crt for watching LD again? maybe you've told me before but I forget. Is it a 1080i Sony set? Those are pretty good with 480i/480p signal


Yeah KV-34XBR800. I've got a PVM in amazing shape but it's smaller and I also have a 960 but the 800 was like new when I got it whereas the 960 was showing some age from big time use. The stuff it does processing wise is good with film content anyway. I went into the service menu and disabled a lot of stuff for inputs I have game consoles on.

I've tried LD on my plasma and lcd sets (admittedly nothing special in either case) and none can compete with teh tubes.
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