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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    That's another possibility. What do y'all think?
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    @WMD, @Professor Irony, @HWR, @D1tchd1gger, @Arbalest: I've added the encore of Memories to the simulwatch schedule, and I've spread the three parts across three days if that's okay, because they're each worthy of discussion on their own merits, I think. Dates are TBC at the moment. WMD: Gimme...
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    I think I can safely say that this simulwatch is exceeding my hopes for how differently certain things are being perceived by different people. 😁 And yet Lain pre-dates The Matrix by some eight months. Lain started broadcasting in Japan on 6 July 1998, and The Matrix saw the light of day in the...
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    Crikey, they've even got the same names. 😆 I had no idea. Alice in Cyberland has a very low average score on MAL of 4.94 out of 10, but one reviewer defends it, arguing that it's merely average itself and not as terrible as they feel that the people who have scored it on the site have evidently...
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    The Evangelion thread

    Funnily enough, when I was weighing up whether to go and see one of the Evangelion Rebuild movies at my local cinema back in 2011, I remember thinking to myself "Hmm, giant robots... Is that really gonna be my thing?" It seems silly now because some of my favourite anime include Gurren Lagann...
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    Rate the last anime you watched out of 10

    How are you with Japanese live-action films, dude? I'd easily recommend the pair of Death Note movies. (And they're missing the Mello/Near arc entirely.)
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    Hmmm, that's clever. I didn't even consciously pick up on that. 🤔 Here's my contribution for this episode. Some language-related stuff in here again: Serial Experiments Lain Layer 03: Psyche "You're Lain, aren't you? I saw you once. In the Wired. You were totally different then from how you...
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    As luck would have it, I still have the link to it saved because I still haven't bloody gotten around to watching it yet. And here it is:
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    Ah, okay. Gotcha. 👍 That's promising, though. I'll pre-emptively have a look at their list of titles when the chance arises. Cheers, dude.
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    Double post, but hold on a minute! It's got Project A-ko and Gunbuster 2 on it?!? I remember reading about a proposed retro streaming service a while ago, but I had no idea that it even had a name yet, never mind that it had actually already launched! Any idea whether the above two are...
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    @WMD, @Professor Irony: I'll pencil it in as date TBC, guys. Would we prefer to maybe watch the three shorts over three successive days rather than in a oner? It'd give each one its own space to breathe.
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    Mindbender marathon: Lain/Kon/Ōtomo simulwatch

    Again, I couldn't agree more. I'll go as far as to say that animation as a whole will now never be what it could have been because of his untimely passing. That's how highly I rate his work, and how long a shadow I believe his absence casts over the medium he leaves behind. I'm just glad we...
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    Awesome. Well, we'll just delay the encore day for its arrival if we need to. 🙂 I can promise you very good things from this collection, dude: the first episode is classic Kon-style delusionism, part two is a zany black comedy about biological warfare, and part three is an experimental short by...
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    The Evangelion thread

    Totally agree with that. For clarity, the reason for Gainax supplying those stats was so that the makers of Super Robot Wars could have a go at correctly proportioning all the robots in the game relative to each other. "How tall is an Eva supposed to be compared to a Gundam?" for example.
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    Hiya, folks. Just wanted to use the first rest day of the simulwatch to float an idea. Would anyone be at all interested in an idea for an encore after the last episode of Lain? I was looking at my copy of Roujin Z, and right next to it on the shelf is my copy of a short-film anthology called...
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