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Blue Dragon

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  • Favourite Anime
    How can one pick a favorite?
    Sailor Moon, Magic Night Ray Earth, Fushigi Yuugi (first season only)
    Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist (both series)
    Millennium Actress
    FLCL, Paranoia Agent, Perfect Blue, other weird stuff.
    Akira, Darkside Blue, Vampire Hunter D (both films,) etc...
    Princess Mononoke & Howl's Moving Castle
  • Favourite Genres
    Space Opera
  • Favourite Characters
    Nuriko, Ashura & Souma (Rg Veda,) Ed, Al, Lust (FMA,) Spike & Edward (CB)
  • Favourite Character Type
    Genki - Set 3


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  • Favorite Video Game/Series
    Tencho Wrath of Heaven and Fatal Shadows; Final Fantasy (all up to XV, but NOT XIII)
  • Favorite Video Game Characters
    Tifa, Rose (Legend of Dragoons,) I guess Link?
  • Favorite Game Consoles
    I mean...old consoles and computer games? I play on Steam a lot now.

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  1. Okay thanks for letting me know! You should share them so we can see once they get done. :3 It'll be cool to see what they come up with
  2. I second what the others are saying :3 I love black and white comics! And it's not just manga :3 The cool thing about black and white is you could combine your contrast with screentones, or you could rely solely/predominately on ink. Like...the artist who did Blame and Noise use only ink techniques. Or like Junji Ito, he uses mad crazy ink skills! Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, David Small, and many other western artists use grey scale, too Gorey's more into the ink techniques, while Addams & Small used a lot of washes.
  3. ....I don't think this is it, but was there any video taping involved? Like I was thinking Millennium Actress.... Or maybe In This Corner of the World? Does this look familiar? *side note, was it too long ago to check your browser history? Or did you already think of that?
  4. Take aaaaaaaallll of this with a grain of salt, because it may not be accurate. I was just trying to get a basic idea of pay in Japan. I am not certain how accurate these are, but if anyone else has legit sources, please correct me! I'm certainly not an authority on this. Cost of living in Japan: 17.99% higher than the US (this varies, they're using averages for both countries.) https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Japan I couldn't find what a reasonable amount for weekly food expenses would be. US to Yen conversion: $300 is approx. 32,763.40/month https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?From=USD&To=JPY Typical salary (again, this is I guess an average.) According this website the average salary is 684,471/month http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=107&loctype=1 684,487-32,763= 651,724 That's a pretty wide gap, if these numbers are accurate.
  5. I like it all :3 As long as the dubbing isn't terrible. If it's bad...it can still be okay if it's so bad it's funny XD I lost some hearing when I was a kid...and probably even more from going to concerts, but I always have the subtitles on even if it's dubbed or a just a show in English. Sometimes I like the voice actors in one better than the other, so I guess it just depends
  6. I couldn't really put in my full answers for some of them, so I guess I'll go into more detail here. (I wanted to chose several genres XD) 1) If I had to choose, Cowboy Bebop. I can (and have) watched this over and over. Full Metal Alchemist is another, but it's longer, and there's two series, so I decided not to pick that one 2) Fluid animation; fantastic character development and design; phenomenal sound track; good combo of comedy, drama, and action; solid story and world building. 3) Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, magic, supernatural, horror, mystery, psychological, & sci-fi. 4) I actually watch less than a day. Even when I was heavy into anime, I watch it in spurts Like several in a day, then weeks without it XD 5) I've learned a lot about framing, a little bit about historical events in some animes, pacing, and I've picked up a few words and phrases from anime. Also it's taught me about various different stylistic choices (I'm looking at it more from...learning about the technical stuff XD) I'm sure there's other stuff that I've actually learned, like fact-wise, but I tend to take all fiction with a grain of salt :3
  7. Noise. I think it's a prequel to BLAME, but I've never read that series. It's a one shot, though, so there's not much to read. The art's amazing, though. It's all done in ink, with no screentoning. It's a bit violent...but I figure that's not going to be an issue? Here's a link with more info: https://myanimelist.net/manga/465/NOiSE Akira (since, it's present in my mind due to another thread XD.) It's pretty long... Clover was good. It's CLAMP...and I'm usually pleased with CLAMP XD Maybe X? It's sci-fi and magic...I'm not sure if has an official ending, though. I'm not sure what happened, but the story went on hiatus. I still think it's worth a read, if you like the artist team.
  8. Not sure if you're still around the forum, but I wondering if you were looking to commission someone for pay or not?
  9. Luna Lovegood~11 Cho Chang~11 Penelope Clearwater~9 Marcus Belby~10 Professor Trelawney~10 Professor Flitwick~10 Gilderoy Lockheart~10 Helena Ravenclaw~9 Hope I did this right XD (stalling on work XD)
  10. I'm a little late the party, but welcome! I paint balled a couple times when I was younger... I was not very good XD But it was fun to try :3
  11. My paternal grandma was from the Philippines! That's about as close as I get X'D Anyway, welcome! Good luck with your classes!
  12. @Serge hearltess That's an interesting video! I've watched some of Yuta's Japanese courses, and I think he explains things very well (though I haven't had time to actually practice.) I appreciate you sharing it. I do want to clarify that I am referring to if the film is moved to the New York (as the setting) and is targeting a U.S. audience. I don't see the point in changing characters with names like Kaneda, Kei, and Akira to...Causaian actors. But that said, at the end of the day, I am looking for a film that is good. If they end up changing the character's background, but make a good movie, I'll be less annoyed than if we get another Dragon Ball Evolution. I wasted money to see it in theaters, and I'm still pissed (I need to get over it XD) Ugh! And yes...the flesh monster...you know they would just CGI it up...it could look horrible if they're not careful (which...let's face it, Hollywood quite often ISN'T careful about these things...) But..maybe that's partly they had the dude who did Blade on the project for a while (anyone remember the large vampire who couldn't go anywhere?) I think he left or got booted off? I watched the video the other day...I think he was canned...Lots of people have come and gone, apparently o_O I got a little confused on who was in charge of what from the video! Is DiCaprio supposed to be the director or the producer? Then they kept talking about Waititi? I don't understand if he was supposed to be a writer, director? So many people involved! My comment about diversity (which I didn't make clear, my apologies!) was related to my first comment about them potentially moving the setting the New York. If they keep the setting in Japan, which would be my personal preference, then the characters should reflect a post-apocalyptic Japan. I totally agree with you there!
  13. I'm a little nervous...I mean, it's cool they plan to maybe use elements from the comic-and the concept of parts of New York being owned by another country is...probably where the future's going (without sounding too pessimistic or jaded...) I like that they may use parts of the comic: it was a pretty big series, and there's lots to pull from. If they do it right, it could be interesting. I just hope they make a good film. And it would be nice to give the lead parts, you know, to some Asian-American actors. I think Hollywood needs to stop insulting our intelligence: people will watch this, even if the leads aren't white. The fans don't WANT to see white people playing the lead (I don't, anyway.) I would prefer a film that actually reflects the diversity of the US...we're not stupid, and I think Hollywood's insulting people by catering to an outdated philosophy. Anime nerds (me) are the ones who will be seeing this film and supporting it: I can't speak for everyone, but I don't care about having a massive Hollywood star--I want to see actors who will carry the story, and are as diverse as a city like New York. I don't think comedy is going to lend itself very well to this story, though...I think Waititi was talking something about that in the video. I liked Thor Ragnarok, and I think he's a great director, but I think that kind of comedy will be jarring for this story. I guess we'll have to wait and see...
  14. The library! And Netflix (my dudefriend has Amazon flicks...but we don't check them out often...except Rifftrax XD)

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