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    Miscellaneous mecha discussion thread

    I did not see this thread come into existence and now i'm wondering where it has been all my life. Not sure if any of you are going to join in this idea of Mecha March, but I'm using it as an opportunity finally to get through a lot of the shows i've been wanting to watch for a long time. Ie...
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    Winter Season 2021 - A First Look

    Missed my opportunity to add to the article this time round! But I will say now i've had a chance to watch more this past few days, Horimiya and Back Arrow are definitely ones i would recommend watching out for. But overall it has been one of the best seasons we've had in a while, it's pretty...
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    Your viewing journal

    Horimiya 1-3 - I've been heavily invested in checking this one out since I found the manga last year(and still can't purchase physically. YEN PRESSSSSS please give me another release...) But they've done a solid job so far. I think the anime take on this has done it some justice in parts as the...
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    Currently playing 4 different titles at once. Ghost of Tsushima been at this one for a good while, but now just finished Act 2(collected everything to this point) and now ontowhat I think is the final Act? So will get that done soon Dragon Quest XI S - Another I started last year but didn't get...
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    What was the first game you owned?

    First Game I owned? Hmm. My parents owned a lot themselves for the Megadrive and Game Gear when I was a kid, but they weren't "Mine" to be precise. However the first game that I owned, or games rather, was Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country, as I got a SNES for my 5th birthday. The first...
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    The Games You've Finished This Year

    I forgot to type up the games i finished last year. So here's a quick rundown of my 2020 completions: 1. Atelier Ryza 2. Alan Wake 3. Alan Wake: American Nightmare 4. Streets of Rage 3 5. Streets of Rage 4 6. Katana Zero 7. Bastion(speed run) 9. Hyrule Warriors 10. Hyrule Warriors(Age of...
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    Simulwatch Planning Thread - Suggest & Discuss

    As we discussed somewhat in the discord, I'm game to watch Moribito in a simulwatch. It's an interesting historical fantasy(which deserved all the books to be releaed here not just 2) but i found it great. So I'd be game for it
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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 - Episode 10 'Spirit Hero Wataru'

    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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