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Old 05-15-2021, 07:23 PM   #8051
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Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train is rated R in the USA for some reason. Is that the only anime film to get such a rating in 30 years?
No. Cowboy Bebop's film was rated R. Various Satoshi Kon films were rated R. GitS was 1995, so that's within 30 years.
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Old 05-16-2021, 05:31 AM   #8052
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I didn't even know Bebop had a film. The more you know!
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Old 06-09-2021, 12:13 PM   #8053
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Ken Akamatsu is apparently retiring but before he does, he's going out with a bang.

What would Love Hina or Mahou Sensei Negima be like if Keitaro or Negi banged both of their respective harems during a death march to the final chapter? Because that's what's happening in UQ Holder, with a series of H scenes between Touta and all the girls who crushed on him during the series.

I'm not going to post it here for obvious reasons but...it's craziness, it's madness, it's Sparta.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:06 PM   #8054
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Odd Taxi is pretty damn cool.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:49 PM   #8055
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Is it CGI? I'm embarrassed to say that while I recognize that name, I barely know anything except isekai manga right now due to the preponderance and proliferation of CGI in anime.
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Old 07-06-2021, 06:45 AM   #8056
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Not that I could tell? I have a bad eye for this kind of thing. It certainly didn't seem it.

Honestly I'd say you should give it a watch but it's probably not for everybody. It honestly feels like it draws more from Tarantino films than anything else. I suck at selling things but for me this has honestly been one of the best anime I've watched in a long time. The writing was great, the characters are likeable but honestly realistic, the dialogue is excellent. That's where a lot of the comparisons with Tarantino are coming from.

The mystery at the core of the plot is intriguing but honestly the characters are what sold this so strongly to me. That and the OP. My god the OP slaps. It is liquid smooth.
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Old 07-11-2021, 05:34 PM   #8057
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Manga: Spy x Family

Getting better! Yeah! The issue I had with the series is now the main focus of the current arc! Yay!

Re-Read: Berserk

I've loved Berserk for so long, but now the earlier arcs feel like they hit harder. The chapter where an old priest picks up Guts on the road and talks about his nephew dying as a mercenary and Guts stating basically, "He died doing what he loves" brought a tear to my eyes when in the past the statement wasn't so impactful. Truly losing Miura is the death of John Lennon of our time. I truly doubt another manga will amaze me with it's art while also move me with their story as much as Berserk. Everyone should read it, first time or again as it is a true world changing series.
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Old 07-11-2021, 05:39 PM   #8058
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Holy crackers, I had forgotten Loki mentioned Spy x Family as I was reading the raws for some reason. The genesis of my curiosity had been lost to coronavirus.

It's indeed quite cute, although being JUMP I will maintain my distance because there's no possibility of it going deeper like I would prefer.
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Old 08-14-2021, 05:46 PM   #8059
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Thrice Upon a Time

Loki are you watching this? It's got the original actors and everything. It's a mind foof.

It's also in 4:3. wtf?
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Old 08-15-2021, 08:03 PM   #8060
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I didn't even finish 3.0 or at least don't remember the latter half. I think Anno is a little full of himself from various interviews when talking about the original Evangelion and its impact onmodern anime. I don't hate his message or themes of this new Evangelion, but I do think it's purposely made in a way to irk the viewers.
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Old 08-16-2021, 02:52 AM   #8061
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I don't think you need to watch any of the rebuild films prior to watching Thrice; I guess you need to know who Mari is, but her origins are also explained in this movie.

I guess I have mixed feelings on this. I think it looks like arse. The CGI is terrible and really takes away from the visceral feeling of the original (and EoE's) gritty horror-action. I don't quite get the message outside of the obvious one of Shinji visible maturing over the course of the movie, to the point that the final scene really feels final.

The closest comp I can make is Luke Skywalker's cameo at the end of The Mandalorian season 2, which for all the hokey problems of that season did make it feel like a proper sequel to Return of the Jedi.

Having watched a bunch of film studies entertainment videos a lot of the stuff Anno does in this movie that would have blown away audiences early on are readable to me now. Like the aforementioned 4:3, it doesn't stick the whole movie, and is meant to frame the original series as something that happened another lifetime ago, with several implications.

I think this movie is a 6/10. That end, in abstract, is one of the strongest (I just wish we didn't see what happened to Rei/Kaworu). The twist about Kaworu's true identity is something that could have fit right in the OS. It's also nice to have the original English actors as the dub and sub are equally watchable for once, though I don't mind subs distracting my eyes from the awful CGI action sequences.

I definitely think young hungry Anno >>> old Anno, old Anno feels like he's lecturing the audience like Miyazaki at times. But hey, it's interesting.
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:18 PM   #8062
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So looks like the final verdict on Berserk is that it's going to end. We have leaks of the final chapter with a no "To be continued" on the final page.

Now, whether the story continues or not isn't certain. The likely cause is a sequel series done by Miura's surviving staff. But Kentaro Miura's Berserk is over for now.
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Old 10-11-2021, 01:05 PM   #8063
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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc started yesterday. Initially I was disappointed that they would be doing the same arc as the film, but my friend told me a lot was skipped for the film and it would be reintroduced back into the current season. Right off the bat, episode one was filled with new stuff, so I'm thus far happy with it. Even though it's a double dip, it's like the second dip has more toppings.
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