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Everything posted by Animedragon

  1. The You're Under Arrest Mini Specials are quite good fun, while it helps to have watched the series it's not essential. Also worth considering is Kurogane Communication, it's an interesting little series about a bunch of robots looking after a young girl in a post-apocalyptic world. It has 24 episodes, but they're only 15 minutes long.
  2. One of the strange things that happened to me was that when I had a lot of work on I was told that my manager had arranged for a temp to come in the next day to help out, when they arrived it turned out to be a former colleague I'd worked with 20 or so years ago.
  3. Hoshi no koe / Voices of a distant star. Which is slightly unusual as it's a manga based on an anime rather than the other way round. It's only one volume of 230 pages, but it's a really good story. I read the whole thing in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down.
  4. Back in late 1996 when I discovered anime and started watching it it was only available on VHS tapes and even if there was a subtitled version the local record shops only sold the dubbed version and some of those early VHS dubs were quite good. However, as I descended the slippery slope into anime fandom I found that some series were only available subtitled and I also acquired some subtitled versions of series I had dubbed versions of and I quickly noticed that in several cases the dub dialogue and subtitles of the subbed versions were not the same to the point where for a couple of series the dub had a different ending. Then in the early 2000's DVD's appeared on the scene with both dub and sub on the same disk and ever since then I've grown to appreciate the original Japanese voice actors and now only watch subs.
  5. I don't read much manga but do watch a lot of anime and in every case I've seen the anime before I've read the manga, usually because I liked the anime so much that I wanted to read the manga. And that is where the problems start. With most of the manga the creators of the anime have followed it fairly closely sometimes putting events in a slightly different order usually to make the anime story flow better, this is fine by me. What I find really annoying is where the manga and anime are very different, although in some cases this is an advantage, to my mind the most striking example is Magic Knight Rayearth where the second series anime is SO much better than the second half of the manga. I've got just under a dozen cases where I've got both the anime and the manga and overall I find that the anime creators are much better at following and keeping to the storyline of their source material than the average Hollywood "film of the book" creators, where quite often I wonder if they read any more of the book than the back cover synopsis!
  6. Thanks for a very interesting post, the content of the linked articles was also very interesting and informative.
  7. While not exactly side-splitting comedy, there's quite a few laughs to be had in the interactions both verbal and visual between the characters of K-On.
  8. Now there's a film that totally caught me off guard. The ending was so gut-wrenchingly sad that before I knew it I was crying my eyes out. I was doing OK with this series, until the end when Kosei read Kaori's final letter to him. Yes, that happens with me as well.
  9. Just started watching K-On again. This is such a fun series to watch, the script is brilliant and the dialogue exchanges between the characters have a really subtle humour.
  10. I'll add another of my favourite protagonists; Miaka Yuki, from Fushigi Yugi. Throughout the series Miaka does some rather silly things, she also tends to act without really thinking which leads her into doing some very stupid things, but she takes her role seriously and her actions are usually based on good intentions, even if they're not the most sensible actions. But throughout all the things that happen to her her belief and love for her best friend Yui never wavers no matter what Yui does to her.
  11. What does “idk” stand for? Everyone I ask says, “I don’t know.”
  12. Welcome aboard. Pull up a cushion, or a chair if sitting on the floor isn't your thing, and make yourself at home.
  13. And there was me complaining about it being cold at 12C. We did have a short absolutely torrential rain storm this morning, but unlike last time it happened after I'd got back home from the shops and unloaded the car.
  14. It's still cold, actually it's 12C but it feels a lot colder than that, but it's not raining at the moment which is a nice change.
  15. Well, I've learnt something today, I didn't know that To Heart was based on a visual novel.
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