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Space Battleship Yamamoto creator dead
Panda99Cheese posted a topic in Anime Discussionhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/leiji-matsumoto-manga-creator-of-epic-space-sagas-dies-aged-85/ar-AA17HtVv?OCID=ansmsnnews11 I had no idea this guy was only two when wwii began! The violence and trauma he experienced probably inspired him to create the Yamamoto series, which is named after the real Japanese ship. It was adapted into a three season, two movie English series called Star Blazers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Blazers I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve read about it, and it’s sounds awesome! I like reading, especially about movies or tv shows that I may not have the time to see. He also created the Galaxy Express 99 films. Like the Ghost in the Shell, humans in the series transfer their consciousness to machines, achieving virtual immortality. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Express_999 RIP sir!
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade - Classic Or Confusing Mess?
Tom Sable posted a topic in Anime DiscussionMe and my friend recently watched Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, written by legendary Mamoru Oshii, which is based on his Kerberos Saga manga and media franchise. Strangely, he didn't direct it like he did Ghost In The Shell (apparently he was so busy working on the latter that he allowed his close protege to do the directing instead). Anyway, after finishing the film, we were left confused with a thought: Was it good? Did we like it? But the more we thought about it, we came up with our own answers: My friend didn't like it, citing that the forced "Little Red Riding Hood" metaphor throughout the entire film and flat characterization for the main characters didn't make him feel invested in the story at all. As for me, I did not dislike it, but I also didn't like it. But strangely, I couldn't say that I did not care for it. In the end, my feelings towards Jin-Roh was that "I wanted to like it". It has beautiful animation, music and overall great production values considering the time it was made and released, and there's obviously deep love and care put into making the movie. However, it is also one of those movies were unless you understand Japanese historical background (in this case post-WWII) and other cultural context not familiar to the western audience, you would be left utterly confused by it. We discussed this together with our acquaintance who recommended for to watch it so he can discuss his own thoughts about it with us: What did all of you think of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade? Did you understand its message and theme better than we did? Or was it also confusing to you at times?
Godzilla Anime Trilogy - Does It Deserve All The Hate?
Tom Sable posted a topic in Anime DiscussionHow many of you have seen Godzilla Anime Trilogy? From what I've read, these movies are heavily divisive among the fans and general audience. Me and my friend watched all of them in the same day. There definitely were a lot of flaws we could see, but we could see a lot of merit these movies bring to the Godzilla mythos with fresh, unique ideas and concepts. We made a video where discussed in detail about all three movies, giving our individual scores in each area what worked or didn't work for us, before giving the overall final score: What did all of you think of these movies? I sometimes feel like that the hate from the general audience came because they were expecting something similar to those two recent American Godzilla movies, with their catering towards "fan service" and entertaining action scenes. Do these movies deserve all the scrutiny they get, or is there something more to them?
Looking for the next big one.
iTooStronk posted a question in RecommendationsRealtively new to anime, so I am looking for some inspiration in animes and anime streaming services. Currently I have Netflix, Wakanim and Crunchyroll. Favorites this far is: Death Note, Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins and Sword Art Online. Looking for similar type of series. A little dark, fight for survival, but strong characters who has strong bonds with eachother. Particulary fond of characters as: Mikasa, Levi, Annie, Ymir and Eren from AoT, L from Death Note, Meliodas and Ban from 7DS, and Kiroto, Asuna, Shugu from SAO. Have made an attempt on Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, but I just can't be bothered to watch more than the first episode because of the whole Chibi situation and I feel like the characters and the "mood" is a little to juvenile and cheerfull for that type of show. Is this show going to get better? I feel such a pressure from all the fanboys of this show so my attitude has become "meh." Looking for some with high quality storyline 4-6 seasons. But if there is a show with hundreds of episode which is bingeable and is quality troughout I'll gladly take reccomendations. Please give a little description of the show especially if it is a must watch that isn't what I have requested. But hey be my guest reccomend what you feel.
The show staff have OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED that LELOUCH IS DEAD. They have been repeating this for 10 years. This was confirmed in interviews, live commentaries, tweets, the official guide book, the new epilogue they made (2009), and the sequel's name is even "Lelouch of the Resurrection". (Mind you, the sequel is a single movie and not a season, and it's part of the recent movies' alternate universe, but Lelouch's fate is identical in R2 and the movies!) There's a Code Geass community database on reddit which gathered all the information we have, all the official statements, etc, and then goes over the code theories' points and shows how they are contradicted by the anime itself. The anime itself makes it impossible for Lelouch to have the code. It's a long post, but any Code Geass fan will want to read it. As an example, here is an excerpt from "Geass Memories", a series of tweets made at the 10 year Code Geass anniversary which talked about how they made the anime 10 years earlier: - "Before I started writing the story of a person called Lelouch, I confirmed with Taniguchi-director something. That thing was that THE END OF LELOUCH WILL BE DEATH." - "At least he is aware of his sins and pays for them with HIS DEATH." - "This man called Lelouch will pay for his sins by HIS DEATH. The story follows him till he finally make this decision." - "Probably this Lelouch we see in the first episode of the series wouldn't CHOOSE DEATH. He would try something to avoid it. He couldn't DIE, for Nunnally as well. But we see him changed in the last episode." Official source Screenshot Translation Another example, this one from the official guide book which clarifies the Zero Requiem: - "For those two who bear the heavy sin known as killing their fathers, they share the belief that they can forgive each other by imposing the greatest punishments on themselves. Death for Lelouch who wishes for a tomorrow with his sister, life for Suzaku who wishes to atone for his sins through death." Picture of that page in the guide book Many many many more can be found in the Code Geass community database.
Really great LN I've been reading recently where the MC gets reborn 100 years later where several historical events have changed from the 1900s onwards. Simple things that Kouki does are always misunderstood by those around him which leads to a lot of great comedy. One of the things that really makes this one shine though is having events rewritten in someone else's perspective, so you can see what the others really think, and not just the MC's misguided view of what others around him thinks. Other than No Game No Life, I don't really think I've read an LN before that has caught my attention enough to actually get me motivated to finish it. Link for the LN: https://global.bookwalker.jp/de805a2af5-a49a-4c81-99bd-4fc03b12e2e0/