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    Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Anemone Review

    Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution Anemone is an interesting film. At times superbly done, others, very confusing and jarring to the new viewer. Now then, let’s PLAY FOR- oh wait, we’re not doing that in this film? Phew Continue reading...
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    Okay catch-up time Layer 3 This felt like it was a definite continuation to the previous two episodes(i'll explain in a sec), and it's gradual change in Lain is becoming evident. What's interesting is that suddenly, everybody knows her by name, yet this version of Lain seems to be clueless to...
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    oh i completely forgot we where back to lain on Tuesday(i didn't get time for perfect blue). I'll get the two episodes watched tonight and put them together as a double-whammy
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    Ì I did knee-jerk think cyberpunk at the start, but as it went on it disappeared quickly, more...just general sci fi mind bendy. I can see why they may suggest it, but it feels more like this was just showing a weird drug-induced stupor. I still need to see how the rest fairs, but it feels just...
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    Layer 2 - Girls Well this brought a darker look to the world of Lain and what it shows. You get that seedy underbelly element from the start of episode 1, but this brings it more to the fore-front and alongside it, more questions than answers. I am now trying to decide whether or not this is...
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    Episode 1: Weird So i will say, this is my first descent into Serial Experiments Lain, while my fiancé has seen it before, so she's just keeping quiet as i take it all in. This episode doesn't really drop anything solid to go by on the first episode, but it gives me some ideas of what it may...
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    The Q & A Thread (for questions that do not need a thread)

    My usual mention for Fantasy outwith some of my olden time favourites is Guardian of the Spirit(Seirei no Moribito). It's superb, but it's more grounded fantasy than full on. But if you want general recommendations, i would say: Drifters(for a newer one) Ushio & Tora Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust...
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    I've been playing a stupid amount of different titles recently, making it hard to actually complete anything... Astral Chain - I finally went back to this one recently, and i don't honestly know why i didn't get the time in before to play it. This is stupidly good fun. Love the visual style of...
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    Retro Mecha Podcast - Next Episode

    Interestingly, i didn't mind Macross Zero, but i've not been able to really dive into the rest of the series that have come before to give a fair judgement in comparison. I really liked Frontier, and the episode that put focus on Zero was good(was my excuse to check it out after). I really wish...
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    Firstly, i'm okay either way with Tokyo Godfathers, i bizarrely don't own it so i wouldn't be fully against leaving it out, purely on the basis i can't watch it. But agree it does have that christmas vibe which suits it better to that season over July. Just a thought, i know he was only on...
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    I'd be quite happy with this too honestly, it's a good way to balance it out and given some of my later hours, i would get an extra day to catch up on episodes during the week, where i'm most likely to miss something. so yeah, thumbs up from me
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    Wanting to get stuck into this for ages but never found the time. My choices would be 1. Serial Experiments Lain - never seen it 2. Satoshi Kon films - never a bad time to watch 3. Haibane Renmei
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    Humble and Kodansha Offer Award Winning Manga in Bundle

    Don't miss your chance to get your hands on titles such as Space Brothers, Your Lie in April, Parasyte and more for a bargain bin price. Continue reading...
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    The Games You've Finished This Year

    Game #24: Nioh(PS4) - Took me a good while to get this one down, but man was it satisfying. After a while you get to the point where you are confident in your dodge, dash, attack routine that it becomes easy to beat some of the bosses, and the regular enemies become the main problem. Beat this...
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    SLA Edinburgh 2019 Line-up

    Not sure it would be Millenium Actress with it being at least UK premiere, but i guess it would depend on if it was every shown theatrically here or anywhere else. Hello World at least hasn't been.