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  1. Gunslinger Girl is a thirteen-episode series that just finished airing in Japan. Created by the studio Madhouse, which is renowned for its slick and innovative action sequences, GSG revolves around the lives of five seemingly innocent young girls.... who are in actuality trained killers. This set-up may sound somewhat familiar; when I first read a synopsis of the show, I figured that it would be similar to Noir. Having never seen very much of Noir, I'm unable to compare the two series, but I like to think that GSG is fairly original--both in terms of content and execution. After experiencing all sorts of tragedies, the girls are taken in by a social welfare organization that replaces their battered, disabled bodies with mechanical limbs. While they look like ordinary children, they are far stronger, tougher, and faster. The organization (which, as you may imagine, has priorities other than "social welfare") conditions them to forget their past suffering and become professional assassins. Although certain parts of GSG may be disturbing, it's gorgeously animated and deadly serious--if you're a fan of comedy, do yourself a favor and try to avoid this series. It unfolds at a rather sedate, deliberate pace, but never seems overly slow (unlike, say, .hack//SIGN). The opening theme is heartbreakingly beautiful, and, interestingly enough, sung entirely in English. Meanwhile, GSG's ED has Italian lyrics and is clearly inspired by operatic arias. Despite the fact that I haven't finished watching Gunslinger Girl, I think it could easily become a classic. At the very least, it's already a fan favorite--and that's got to count for [i]something[/i], right? I'd love to know what you think about this show. ^_^ ~Dagger~
  2. Ought to be an interesting conversation. Got the idea from this article. http://www.toonzone.net/blog/blogs/228/why-youre-killing-anime/ (I'm still trying to figure out the whole "url" thing) I thought the article was an interesting read. It basically talks about how the hardcore/elitist fans could be driving away the casual fans with there attitudes towards dubs/subs (and other things) and whatnot. It goes into DVD purchases which I really can't speak on since I don't really buy anime or manga. (Gotta put my money elsewhere at the moment) I really found this one snippet intriguing: [quote name='Zach Logan @ Toonzone']What I am deriding here is the general attitude of the anime fan. This is what is destroying the anime you love, both here and in Japan. Fandom too often gets embroiled in its own inflexible and unnecessary arguments. People often get wrapped up in their own communityâ??s culture for a given series that they forget people on the outside may be incredibly turned off by this kind of behavior. Because the Internet is cut off from actual reality, those fanatics forget the impression they may be making on those who come upon their posts or rants. Fiercely dedicated fandom has simultaneously kept anime alive while being an accomplice to its downfall.[/quote] I find this intriguing because I just recently dropped Naruto (One Piece is teetering on this point as well) for this exact reason. I know I shouldn't let the fandom dictate what I watch/read, but sometimes when you try to hold a casual conversation and people wanna act like a series is soooo perfect, has no flaws and bite your head off/get all uptight for not liking certain aspects of it, it ultimately caused me to lose interest and quit the series. The same thing can be said about the DB franchise for me. Every once in a while I would have a tendency just to go back and watch it just because, but ever since I started going to this other forum and ran into this DBZ elitist, saying "it should be watched this way", always whining about how Funi butchered it, I've lost any and all interest I once had for the series. (Trying to get into DBZ: Kai has been brutal since all I can imagine is how this elitist rambles about what's been edited and how much of a "new" experience it is) So what about you? (I'm probably alone here though) Have fans ever gotten so far under your skin till they turned you away from a series?
  3. Who watches Naruto here ^^ Its probably my favorite anime. Newho, I just wanted to see what other people thought about it if they had seen it. And I wanted to ask if neone knows where I can check on the licensing of the DVDS? Meaning to see if they plan to realease them. Thnx ^^ Preston
  4. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-02-11/electronic-dragonball-scouter-wristbands-revealed A couple years back, they made a really awesome scouter and wristband set in Japan! (they always get the good stuff! TT_TT) does anyone know where you can get this is America? or a website that ships from Japan maybe?
  5. Boku Hetalia! Talk about the series, Axis Powers Hetalia! Anyone excited for Funimation's dub on APH?
  6. [url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8190][u]The latest Gundam TV series[/u][/url]. Direction by Seiji Mizushima (FMA); series composition by Yousuke Kuroda (Gungrave); character designs by Yun Kouga (Loveless); music by Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell); opening theme by L'Arc-en-Ciel; main character voiced by Mamoru Miyano (Light in Death Note). Even if this show were totally awful in every other regard, I'd watch it just to see Kouga's artwork. I'm weak like that. But the staff (both animation and vocal) is awesome, and 00 shows a lot of promise. The first episode doesn't do much besides show off super-shiny mecha battles, so I'm looking forward to finding out what comes next. ~Dagger~
  7. what is your favorite anime item? the keychain youve had forever, the necklace you cant leave without, or the plushies you always sleep with?? For a while for me, it was my naruto silver leaf village symbol necklace (wore it every day for a year), but at the moment i am between favorites.
  8. I asked this question in the "Random Question" thread in Otaku Lounge and no one answered -so I decided to make a thread for it. My question is -if you were stranded on a deserted island(no one knows you are here- no chance of rescue), which anime character(1) or object would you have with you? I think I would want Sesshomaru from Inuyasha. He is strong and if I can get him to care somewhat for me-he can cure me when I get sick. I know this is ridiculous because he could fly off and leave me anytime he wanted to! :animecry: Thanks a million to everyone who posts in this thread! :catgirl: [color=navy]1/1 - Merged thread with "If you were stranded on a deserted island, which character would you not want to have with you?" Future respondents should feel free to answer either question. - Dagger[/color]
  9. [font="Tahoma"][size="2"]Back in [url=http://www.otakuboards.com/index.php?/topic/44260-the-state-of-anime-in-the-us-and-abroad/]this thread[/url] I discussed how if anime distributors weren't prepared to embrace streaming or online legal downloading as a method of dissemination for their product then they might as well embrace their own financial destruction. I'm not sure how many people followed it or supported it but in the last few weeks Crunchyroll launched a campaign to secure Bleach for legal simulcast and fansubbing from Japan, suffice to say they have been successful in that regard and now Crunchyroll has two of the three main WSJ animes in it's possession. Taking a slightly larger view of things I curious to see just how far CR want to go in bringing in new licences, how long before we see One Piece and the Jump triforce is complete ? I'm also tentative to view this as akin to the beginnings of iTunes (or maybe the beginning of large scale acceptance for iTunes) in that hopefully we're going to see a lot more licences become available like this and anime fans are better able to support those production companies financially. Currently I'm on a free trial for Crunchyroll but I'm more than likely going to continue with paid membership when that expires. (The one thing I would like is for a slightly better looking translation for Bleach, haven't really been watching Naruto to judge its sub by comparison). Other OBer's thoughts and opinions ?[/size][/font]
  10. [font=franklin gothic medium]So, I think it's now time to hold a second vote for another new anime forum. The idea is for members to get involved - I want you guys to decide which anime you want to see featured at OB. Last time we had 108 voters, let's see if we can get more people involved this time. For this poll I have included the highest-rated anime from the previous poll, plus some of your suggestions posted at OB and theOtaku. As you can see, this list is significantly larger than the last. I wanted to include a bigger range for everyone to choose from. Feel free to discuss your choices in this thread. :catgirl:[/font]
  11. With just a few days until the first crop of spring shows make their debut, it's finally time for me to get off my lazy *** and start the new thread! Hooray! Spring 2009 had some solid shows -- among them [b]FMA: Brotherhood[/b], [b]Eden of the East[/b] and [b]Cross Game[/b] -- and hopefully the same will hold true for this season. For a quick peek at the shows, [URL="http://chartfag.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/spring-2010-v2march.jpg"][b]the seasonal chart[/b][/URL] is your best bet, and if you want more detailed looks into each show, [URL="http://hashihime.blogspot.com/2010/03/49-spring-anime-full-previews-wstaff.html"][b]here are[/b][/URL] [URL="http://www.thatanimeblog.com/index.php/2010/03/t-h-a-t-spring-2010-anime-preview/"][b]some[/b][/URL] [URL="http://www.seaslugteam.com/archives/2010/03/21/spring-2010-preview/"][b]season previews[/b][/URL]. (The first link is chock full of information, probably because the blogger actually knows Japanese and is better equipped to research this information than most other sites. :p) [b]Series I am definitely interested in watching:[/b] -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11188"][b]Arakawa Under the Bridge[/b][/URL]: I've heard some good things about the manga, and the set-up certainly seems right in SHAFT's wheelhouse. Really interesting pair of leads in Hiroshi Kamiya and Maaya Sakamoto, along with some other heavyweights in the supporting roles (Chiwa Saito, Tomokazu Sugita, Takehito Koyasu, Rie Tanaka, Keiji Fujiwara, etc.). My only concern is whether the humor will grate on me after a while. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11228"][b]Senkou no Night Raid[/b][/URL]: The big buzz about this series is how it will potentially portray this period in Japanese history, where they didn't, er, treat the Chinese particularly well. Kind of tricky, sensitive ground to walk on there. That said, it still could be a cool series (and, if nothing, it could inspire some interesting historical posts about the time period from people who will rail against its inaccuracies :p). Also notable as the second series in the Anime no Chikara timeslot -- which is dedicated to anime-original stories -- after [b]Sora no Woto[/b]. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9700"][b]Rainbow[/b][/URL]: People don't seem to be much interested in this because the story appears to be fairly depressing, but I am unafraid of depressing works, so soldier on I shall! I'm artsy-fartsy like that. Plus apparently Megumi Hayashibara is acting as the narrator -- now there's a name you don't see too often these days! -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11176"][b]House of Five Leaves[/b][/URL]: Interesting look, also a noitamina series. Sold. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11200"][b]Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei[/b][/URL]: The other noitamina series of the season, from Masaaki Yuasa, the eccentric director of [b]Kaiba[/b], [b]Kemonozume[/b] and [b]Mind Game[/b]. I'm always up for something different, although obviously there's the potential of crazy artwork being used to dress up something boring. But for now I am all in. [b]Series I am kind of interested in watching:[/b] -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11189"][b]Giant Killing[/b][/URL]: I kind of feel like getting more into sports anime; plus, soccer isn't actually half bad, though it's only good when watching in person (this of course is the opinion of someone who is not invested in any particular team). -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11266"][b]Heroman[/b][/URL]: Just to see if it is as goofy as it seems, or if it could be sneaky good. I am starved for mecha, can you tell? Plus, it has that Eureka Seven look to its character. Good sign, right?? -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10885"][b]Angel Beats![/b][/URL]: Seemingly a different type of story for Key, so I'm interested in what they pulled out of their hat for this one. I also love that even after death, you can't escape student councils. Only in anime. That's about all for me. Anyone else?
  12. [COLOR="Blue"]Hey out there everyone. The other day, I found a very chilling message from the president of "BANG ZOOM!" entertainment released a chilling message on the fate of anime in the USA on Anime TV.com. It's in dire danger of dying out. If you look at the facts, you can see that's it the truth. Geneon USA shut it's doors, ADV films went under, Central Park Media went bankrupt, Ban Dai fired 90% of it's staff, and anime magazines NEWTYPE USA and Anime Insider were canceled. You may have also noticed that less and less titles are coming out, too. He continued to say that the problem behind anime's dying is fansubbing, and bootlegging of anime. It's hurting the industry. Who is it hurting? Everyone. Voice actors, producers, editors, directors, scripters, and most importantly, US. The fans. This is scary, but there is hope. We have control over what happens to anime in the US. If we stop bootlegging, and fansubbing we could save anime from dying. If we don't, by next year there be no anime at all. Please try to spread the word. We can save anime from dying. If we ban together, we can make a difference. Dragonboym2[/COLOR]
  13. After seeing 2009's "Astro Boy" (which I enjoyed regardless of how it tried to distinct from the "Astro Boy" Manga), I thought it's time to open a poll listing Anime/Manga titles that I believe could work out in having a North American film/T.V. series re-interpretation so that you, the responders can offer your opinion indicating which title(s) should be given the North American entertainment treaments, even though none of the titles I listed is really next in line to be licensed a North American film/series take. Also say your reason for your vote, and you're welcome to comment which format you find would be best for a North American film/T.V. series adaptation/re-interpretation of the Anime title you voted, whether as live-action or as animated. Keep in mind that Anime/Manga-based North American films/T.V. shows can be a way of helping the Japanese source materials they're re-interpreting get into the mainstream of each of Canada and U.S. (if accepted by a lot of viewers), especially 1) when not every one who watches animated films or reads comics is into Anime/Manga, and 2) Anime are not doing well in region 1 DVD sales. Please don't get mad at me for doing this, but it's just something I've been longing to do since watching 2009's "Astro Boy". Also, no Hollywood bashing allowed in this thread, please! I heard enough of it (like do it somewhere else).
  14. Which seiyuu or voice actors have impressed you lately? What are your all-time favorite performances? I thought of this while rewatching AIR for the [i]n[/i]th time. While the show is spectacular to look at and does a great job of evoking its characters' emotions through visuals alone, it wouldn't be the same without the acting of [url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=14929][u]Daisuke Ono[/u][/url] and [url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=526][u]Tomoko Kawakami[/u][/url]. As Misuzu, a female character with a cute, high-pitched voice, Kawakami delivers some of the most heartrending sobbing I've ever heard. She's equally convincing as the male main character of Hikaru no Go (who ages from twelve to fifteen over the course of the show). [url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=910][u]Tomokazu Sugita[/u][/url] might be best known as the voice of Suzumiya Haruhi's Kyon. I'd also heard him in Honey & Clover, but his [spoiler]breakdowns[/spoiler] in the final few episodes of Kanon 2006 (in which he plays the protagonist, Yuuichi) actually made me hold my breath. Two of the most memorable performances I've seen (heard?) are [url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=8851][u]Ryou Hirohashi[/u][/url] as Sora in Kaleido Star and [url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1030][u]Jouji Nakata[/u][/url] as the Count of Monte Cristo in Gankutsuou. Of course, my reasons for liking them are pretty different. :p ~Dagger~
  15. [COLOR="Blue"]Hey out there. I've been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG tortaments at a local game store. I hate to say it, but I lose a lot. I was wondering if anyone out there could give me a hand with my deck. It's an Elemental Heroes Deck. It contains: MONSTERS 1 Elemental Hero Neo 2 Elemental Hero Wildwing 2 Elemental Hero Sparkman 2 Elemental Hero Clayman 2 Elemental Hero Avian 2 elemental hero burstinix 1 elemental hero necroshade 1 elemental hero stratos 1 Neo-spacian grand mole 1 neo-spacian dark panther 1 dark blade 1 elemental hero ocean 1 elemental hero woodsman 1 elemental hero bladeedge 2 maraduding captain 2 elemental hero neos alius TRAPS 1 feather wind 1 hero counterattack 1 torrental tribute 1 dimention wall 1 magic jammer 1 sakuretsu armor 1 bottomless trap hole 1 mirror gate 2 hero signal MAGIC 1 hero's bond 1 lighting vortex 2 warrior returning alive 2 skyscraper 1 common soul 1 swords of revealing light 1 miracle fusion 1 axe of despair 1 lighting blade 1 polymerization 1 H-Heated Heart 2 E-Emergency Call 1 R-Rightous Justice 1 O-Oversoul 1 future fusion 1 fusion sword murasmae blade 1 super polymerization FUSION 1 elemental hero wildedge 1 elemental hero phoenix enforcer 1 elemental hero electrum 1 elemental hero tempest 1 elemental hero mariner 1 elemental hero wingman 1 elemental hero neos 1 elemental hero grand neos 1 elemental hero rampart blaster 1 elemental hero thunder giant 1 elemental hero wild wingman 1 Blackrose dragon 1 colossal fighter SIDE-DECK 1 colossal fighter/assault mode 2 assault mode activate 1 urgent tuning 1 assault slash 1 elemental hero knospe 1 elemental hero captain gold 1 edge hammer 1 miniaturize 1 wicked-breaking flamberge-baou 1 neo-space 1 assault armor 1 elemental hero bubbleman 1 synchronized realm 1 elemental hero neos So, could you guys give me a hand with my deck? Thanks![/COLOR]
  16. Anyone into them? I have been for a long while and has been looking around for other people who watched them or even cosplay. I happen to cosplay from both, I cosplay as Gilbert Nightray - Pandora Hearts, Sebastian Michaelis - Kuroshitsuji, I also do Nihon from APH. Just another little thing I am into. So all in all just wondering.
  17. Hay people Im just starting out making my first podcast and am looking for people to join me, the podcast will generally be about cosplaying, anime, manga and the latest conventions. There will be other topics but that'll be sorted out as and when it starts. The start date for this will be set when i know how many people are generally interested and when i know everyone is available. Anyone interested or have any ideas for me e-mail me at [email]randomeena@hotmail.co.uk[/email] or add me on skype - Galadrella Thank you
  18. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/DaggerIX1/haruhi.jpg[/IMG] [url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6430][u]ANN's Haruhi information[/u][/url] [url=http://www.haruhi.tv/][u]Official Japanese site[/u][/url] [url=http://www.yayapapayaz.com/handofgory/2006/04/20/dance-steps-for-melancholy-of-haruhi-suzumiya-ed][u]Haruhi ED dance steps[/u][/url] [url=http://youtube.com/watch?v=FSpwiGFyvo8&search=haruhi][u]Live-action Haruhi dance[/u][/url] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u12gN1s6lik&search=haruhi][u]Gundam parody dance[/u][/url] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzssvTk4YC8&search=gundam%20dance][u]Haruhi & Gundam comparison[/u][/url] With that out of the way, onward ho! [b]The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya[/b] (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu) is a new comedy anime based on a series of light novels. The titular character is a girl whose obsession with aliens, ESPers, time travelers and the like drives her to start a peculiar school club called the SOS Brigade. (On a side note, the show's official site is supposed to resemble the SOS Brigade's website--that's why it looks so bad.) However, the narrator is Kyon, who plays the straight man to Haruhi. He's a regular sort of guy, but he manages to strike up a friendship with her anyway... although what it comes down to is that she basically just treats him like a servant. The SOS Brigade starts to acquire new members through Haruhi's manuvering, but things aren't quite as they seem. Oh, and the girls dress up in bunny suits from time to time. I motion that we start referring to Episode 00 as Episode 1, so as to avoid confusion. By most reports, Haruhi will be 14 episodes in total. Anyway, the first episode is an amusing and very clever send-up of cheaply made movies--the kind a severely misguided film student might produce. While the series launches into its normal pattern in episode 2, the production values are excellent throughout, thanks to KyoAni--and it really is funny, which is more than I can say for most anime comedies. At least so far, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a great show, and it's certainly taken the online community by storm. ~Dagger~
  19. [COLOR=DarkOrange][center][img]http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20060711/gaina01.jpg[/img][/center] [B]Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann[/B]! (First Heaven Penetration Gurren Lagann) Pierce the heavens with your drill! The true man lives by the path of his soul! Never turn back! Press onward toward the heavens! Never be defeated! Now, let us do battle! Welcome to the world of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! This new drop from [B]GAINAX [/B] has everything you could ever want! It's got action! Insane comedy! An over-the-top GAR factor! And the girl in the bikini with the huge boobz! the series opens up with the most simplistic, awesome explanation of anything ever by the main character, [B]Simon[/B]. "My job is to dig holes. I dig holes so that the vilage grows. If I dig enough, the elder will be happy. He will give me a pig steak. So, 'do you do it for the steaks?' Not exactly..." Simon, the guy in the middle of the pic, explains this as he tunnels the earth with inane ease using his huge drill. Suddenly it strikes something and he stops. "...Sometimes you find treasure." What Simon has found appears to be a tiny drill charm on a string. Simon quickly leaves the tunnel, admiring his trinket. He is spotted by a few girls who point and make fun of him for being dirty and strange, then run off. Simon is saddened, but quickly bumps into his friend [B]Kamina [/B] (guy on the left, pre-huge cape). Kamina tells him that he needs to cheer up, because it is his drill that will pierce the heavens. Kamina drags Simon back into a little alcove where he and three rag-tag teens are plotting to bust straight through the roof of their underground village and run of to freedom. All they need is for Simon to shoot straight up! The group mount a herd of wild boars which takes off up the slopes of the village, and erupts into a giant tower of boars reaching toward the ceiling. The elder, though, stands at the highest ledge and uses the sheath of his massive sword to knock the tower tumbling to the ground once more. The elder lectures the small group in front of the whole village, reminding them that the ceiling has been off-limits for many generations. he threatens the group to not continue their plans or they will have their food taken away. At this the three other boys chicken out. Kamina argues with the elder that he went to the surface with his father when he was a small child, and that he would follow in his father's footsteps and rise to the surface. During their arguement there is an earthquake and everyone runs into shelter as rocks fall from the sky. Simon is totally terrified, recollecting some terrible past event. Kamina holds him steady, asking "is this how you wish to live? In constant fear of earthquakes?" The elder retorts and has him locked up in jail. Simon returns to his drilling duties and has memories of his parents dying from an earthquake. He thinks that everyone will eventually die this way, and that's when he discovers a mechanical face the size of his own body poking out if the ground. He quickly tunnels into Kamina's cell and tells him to hurry and follow. While the duo are on the way, though, they are caught by the elder on night patrol and quickly surrounded. another earthquake occurs, and the villagers all run off, only this time the whole ceiling collapses, and in falls a giant nechanical face with arms and legs! Immediatelly it begins stomping on things and terrorizing the village. The elder is scared to the point of peeing himself, to which Kamina laughs and takes his massive sword, ready for battle. The sword is useless, though, and that's when the monser is suddenly struck by a massive bullet. Swinging in on a rope and carrying a sniper rifle is the big-breasted beauty [B]Yoko [/B] (right in picture). After delivering some cover fire, she lands next to Simon and Kamina. Simon tells both of them to follow him to the face he found, hoping it may be able to help them in some way. As they tunnel around, introductions are shared. Yoko states that she's dropped in from the surface, but is a resident of "the neighbooring hole" (at which Kamina officially decides that she is ugly for beeing another undergrounder). The group passes by a window, and Yoko takes aim at the monster's transistor coils to try and kill it in one shot, but this plan is foiled by Kamina yelling at it, claiming that true men fight face-to-face. The three emerge at the place where Simon found the face and has finished diging it out. They notice that there's a cockpit on top of it. Simon asks Kamina to pilot, but he refuses, stating that since Simon found the thing, it is his. Simon is too scared, but Kamina convinces him to pilot it telling him "Don't believe in yourself! Believe in my who believes in you!" A pair of arms and a pair of legs spring from the mini-mech and it takes off at Simon's command. A masive, crazy, and utterly awesome battle ensues, ending as Simon rockets through the beast and charges it upward, through the hole where the ceiling once was, and up to the surface. The enemy mech explodes in a giant fireball and, after falling a few stories, the team finds themself on ground, but no sooner than they do, two more huge robots are right upon them! -------- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is full of wild and crazy humor and action that will keep your jaw open, your eyes peeled, and your adrenaline pumping. So far, three episodes have been released, and each has only been better than the last. The show moves fast and is constantly awesome. No matter who you are, you need to see this show. Now. Go.[/COLOR]
  20. It's already one of my favorites. Plot: Mikado Ryūgamine is a young man who longs for the exciting life of the big city. At the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi, he transfers to a school in Ikebukuro. Masaomi warns him about people he doesn't want to cross in the city: a violent man dressed like a bartender, an information merchant, and a mysterious gang called "Dollars." And to top it off, Mikado witnesses an urban legend on his first day in the city: the "Black Rider." I recommend both, the manga and the series :) I like/[B]love[/B] it 'cause it is quite mysterious and while watching never get bored. My crushes are Shizuo, Izaya & Kida :D [IMG]http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l03z1ucH9I1qamwdco1_500.jpg[/IMG] go watch it
  21. I was just talking with someone the other day and I started to talk about how Code Geass is just like Death Note and how the main characters are similar when i started to think who would win if Light Yagami and Lelouch Lamperouge fought each other. There both crazy, smart, fit, and have to ability to make people do what they want (mainly killing them). They would fight each other face to face but rather it would be the situation that was in Death Note with L and Light trying to find each other out. I think that light would win, all he needs is a name and a picture of a person to kill them, and he can make them do whatever he wants before they die, while Lelouch has to be face to face with the person that he manipulates. Plus Lights laugh beats Lelouch's Laugh's no questions asked.
  22. [COLOR="Indigo"][CENTER][IMG]http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/226/lovelycomplex01pk6.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER] Risa Koizumi has always been taller than most people, and Atsushi Ootani has always been shorter than most boys. Risa, who fell asleep during an assembly and is caught doing it ends up being punished by being required to attend summer school. Only to realize that she's stuck in the same summer class with Ootani. Something that annoys both of them since they are always arguing with one another. But when a cute tall guy named Suzuki ends up in the same summer class, Ootani and Risa team up to help each other with getting to know someone they are interested in. Risa with the new student Suzuki and Oatani with Risa's friend Chiharu. But in the end Suzuki and Chicharu end up [spoiler]liking each other. [/spoiler] However, Risa begins to notice that she has feelings for Ootani. Feelings that Ootani doesn't seem realize are there. Thus begins the start of Risa finding a way to get Ootani to understand that she likes him as well as figuring out if a relationship between a short guy and a tall girl is even possible. [CENTER][IMG]http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3058/lovelycomplexfi4.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER] Now I've only watched the first episode, but it was fun, engaging and the constant arguing between Risa and Ootani was well done. It's almost as they are good friends who are too afraid to realize that they just might like each other. I'm not a huge fan of the animation to this even though it does look nice. Primarily because they way they've done both Risa and Ootani reminds me of One Piece a bit. However, it does fit them. Especially when they have moments of saying the exact same thing or reacting to something in the same manner. Like in the first episode and the two of them get all excited over [spoiler]swimming in the pool. They're like little kids being given a treat. [/spoiler] Anyway, it does look like it will be a fun series about relationships and I'm looking forward to watching the next episode.[/COLOR]
  23. what are your opinions on people who cosplay, but have to wear glasses? ...okay how do I put this, I mean when someone cosplays but they wear glasses, so they have to wear glasses in the cosplay (when the character does not call for it) do you hate it? not care? or does it annoy you? I was just wondering really because I do want to cosplay (whether I will or not is debatable and depends on money I dont have at the moment) but my vision really sucks so I have to wear glasses (new contacts and convention dont scream a match to me xD)
  24. I'm talking about the long ongoning series like Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece. I know that a few hardcore people will say they've been watching sense they came out but unlike those people most of us starting watching after they became popular. So when did u catch up to the current episode out in the series? (guess the best way to discribe that is to describe the episode for each) One Piece- I caught up just after they arrived at Shaparody Acapelligo Naruto- Shuppuden part of the series is where I caught this one just after team Kakashi reforms and is sent on thier first mission. Bleach- I caught up somewhere just before Ichigo started fighting the Panther hollow (I"m blanking out on this name) and he ran into Nell in her baby form.
  25. I have tons of exams next week, so to get myself pumped to study (heh..yea right) I wanted to watch to see how some anime characters do it :) I know of a few already, like I'm sure there are some in Kare Kano, and there are a few in Super Gals (I think) and ummm what else?
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