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Old 09-08-2017, 12:33 PM   #7551
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That's kind of horseshit. Japan fucked up the Death Note movie back in 2006 too.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:49 PM   #7552
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That's kind of horseshit. Japan fucked up the Death Note movie back in 2006 too.
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh respectfully disagree. That movie was good enough I wanted to show it to family. And was good enough that family enjoyed it. The movie also (in my biased opinion) is superior to the canon manga. Really, really think that ... (endgame spoilers for Death Note):

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the manga jumps the shark the moment you end the cat-and-mouse game between Light and L. However you choose to end it, ending it should be the end of the story. The movie got that right. The manga did not. Worse, the arc that follows in the manga veers the story into retarded "government-project superbabies" territory. It's just dumb. I know I haven't read it properly nor seen the anime, but I don't want to either. What I read on Wikipedia was more than enough to turn me off.

Also: I much, much prefer how the Japanese movie ends the cat-and-mouse game to how the manga does. It just makes so much more sense, and is so much more satisfying.

That stated, it is a shame that the Netflix adaptation sucked. I had high hopes. While I enjoyed the Japanese live-action movie, it was plagued by the same problems that most anime-to-cinema adaptations are in Japan: weak(er) acting; cheese; and abridging. The Netflix adaptation had the potential to fix all of this. It's a shame that it instead veered off the rails, told its own made-up story, and that its made-up story was so poor.

I still have high hopes for a Western live-action adaptation of Kaiji. It needs to happen.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:06 PM   #7553
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*still has not seen the LWA movie*

I did finish watching the TV series. It was kinda cliché and the plot was slow to get going, but it had some cute moments.

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I was told the black guy who played L was pretty good. The only complaint people had with that portrayal...why was L a black man?
Why was Light a whiny white boy? *shot*

I've heard similar things from reviews (that L was good and the rest sucked).
Funnily I just saw the Speed Racer movie recently at a party. Was not aware they made an American adaptation of it.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:28 PM   #7554
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Did I never make that Overlord topic? Well I'll certainly do it before S2.

Countdown to Volume 12 has begun, it gets released end of September.

Meanwhile, Maruyama has released a sort of "fanfiction" about what happened if Shalltear fought a "Dragon Lord". Which is unspecified, but it's worth looking at as an appetizer.

The only Dragon Lords that would be able to do much to her are:

Platinum Dragon Lord
Brightness Dragon Lord
Deep Darkness Dragon Lord

That last one, I don't think is the culprit. He's said to be the most dangerous of the Dragon Lords, but he's also weak to Shalltear.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:12 AM   #7555
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:19 PM   #7556
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:15 PM   #7557
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The final volume of OreGairu has been released and it's set off the first nuclear explosion in Japan since Nagasaki.

Wataru Watari has unleashed his unfetted misanthropy upon the world by cucking Hachiman. Somehow, he managed to wreck every single dream for the main characters and everyone is miserable and depressed.

It would be like Holden returning home from the psych ward only to find out Stradlater is banging Phoebe.

I won't say much until the final details are out. Too many people on 2channel are conflating their rage with actual plot events. But man.

This is almost like Oreimo 2.0 where a bitter, angry author pretty much does what he wants in the final chapter.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #7558
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Seems weird to have Hachiman wind up with none of the choices. I only ever got as far as Yui vs. Yukino, haven't met Girl 3 yet, but like ... even if the author and/or the story disagrees that Yuigahama is the best girl and it gives it to Yukinoshita, that's fine! Give it to her! But at least have Hachiman wind up with somebody.

I thought the only time I would ever see Hachiman wind up alone was in netorare doujins.

... Does this mean I shouldn't bother picking S2 back up?
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:56 AM   #7559
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The anime goes through Volume 11 and reportedly, Volume 11 was very good. Volume 12 sounds like the Harry Potter epilogue at the end of Deathly Hallows.

I didn't watch the second anime because of the art style change - it seems like the light novel also experienced the shift and it's decidedly negative. For one Iroha and Yui can't be told apart in the same frame except looking at Yui's bun.

I don't really like the title "Yahari". /chair
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The anime goes through Volume 11 and reportedly, Volume 11 was very good. Volume 12 sounds like the Harry Potter epilogue at the end of Deathly Hallows.

I didn't watch the second anime
Wait. Confused. I thought you watched S2. If not ... what volume does S1 end with? What volume does S2 end with? Is there more anime past S2? (OAVs? S3?)

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I don't really like the title "Yahari". /chair
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:55 AM   #7561
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I meant that as a joke but I really do think referring to the franchise as "Yahari" is dumb as heck. Even if Haganai has a bizarre literal meaning it's unique enough to at least recognize as a title. "Yahari" is a common word that means "As expected". It would be like referring to a title as Oh yeah.

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Wait. Confused. I thought you watched S2. If not ... what volume does S1 end with? What volume does S2 end with? Is there more anime past S2? (OAVs? S3?)
I've kept tabs on plot events from the novel, I did not watch the second season anime. Season 1 is a heavily butchered and restitched condensation of Volumes 1-6. Season 2 is a less butchered condensation of Volumes 7-11. It is worth watching if you can get over the art style shift. I couldn't.

At this point I'm going to consider the visual novel the true end. It's one of those novels where the route girl gets a pregnancy CG at the end. It also has Yukino in a wedding gown. That is an ending worth fighting for.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:16 AM   #7562
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After the fallout from the "final" Oregairu volume, it looks like the author has backtracked and is now going to release two new volumes...at the same time. Oh boy. The ride never ends, does it?
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:03 PM   #7563
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Here's an urban legend about Akagi Shigeru's brief appearance in Nippon Professional Baseball.
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