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  1. RonJB

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    Original Astro Boy episodes 1-10: darker than I expected for a kids show from the 60s. The Dragon Dentist: Interesting story of people living on a dragon whose sole job is to clean its teeth. A lot of unanswered questions, as usual. The teeth being those more suited to a herbivore for a start....
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    Kickstarter Thread - Anime & Manga Projects

    This looks interesting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brokenbeattheanime/broken-beat-the-anime-series-0?ref=discovery_category_newest
  3. RonJB

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    Oh my. Just watched the first episode of the original Astro Boy (set in the far future of the year 2000). Starts as you may remember with a boy being killed and his scientist father vowing to build a robot version of his lost son. Ten minutes in and dad is upset over the fact that his boy isn't...
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    The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

    Finally home from my Edinburgh Fringe sojourn and I can see what the mystery items in my RightStuf box and the ATA summer mystery box were. The Right~Stuf one has a couple of strange items.Already have Aldnoah Zero 2 (and most of the ATA items). Anyone know what Dragon Pets is? Valvave? Time to...
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    Overseas The Discotek Media Thread

    Having seen all six movies at the start of this year, and ordering four of them at the last minute in the RightStuf birthday sale, I for one am looking forward to buying and seeing the whole 195 episode series. .....well, that's my retirement plan sorted.
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    IIWTPUGIAD? Sword Oratorio complete series: Generally OK as a companion to the main series, showing a different perspective of some of the events from the first series. Pity about the irritating gushy elven fangirl, drooling all over Ais.
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    Sunday Without God complete series: fascinating and engrossing tale of what can happen if everyones wishes are suddenly granted. Good story that will leave a lot of questions unanswered but the journey is worth it. It all looks quite lovely .... albeit in a bleak way.
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    The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

    Look, I promise it's my last big order until Christmas but I just couldn't help myself...... Super Gals! DVD Anime Elements $12.88 Dirty Pair TV Series DVD Collection 1 (S) - Litebox $7.73 Comet Lucifer DVD $6.99 My Roommate is a Cat Essentials Blu-ray $12.49...
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    Chance Pop Session full series: still as soppy and emotional as I remember it from 20 years ago. I had forgotten how bitchy the rival girl singers were and that big tragedy right in the middle of the series. About the only thing I did remember was the singing and something about the backstory. I...
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    Cardcaptor Sakura episodes 1-14: Enjoying it, but why does Sakura's big brother have so many jobs? It's been like a new job every episode.Is he doing all of them simultaneously or does he keep getting fired? Probably I should think less about these details, eh?
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    The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

    That's impressive for something I only got the alert email about 24 hours ago!
  12. RonJB

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    Hayate The Combat Butler - Heaven Is A Place On Earth: So this movie does seem to follow after season 4, so not the explanatory OVA I was hoping for. Entertaining mystery story, but I'm starting to get the feeling Hayate actually likes being abused and belittled by a horde of teenage girls who...
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    Our Favourite CLAMP Series: Manga and Anime

    Chobits was my first encounter with Clamp, and still holds a fond place in my heart even after 20 years. I have also watched and enjoyed Xxxholic (will we ever see the final episodes released on DVD/BR?) and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. Will soon delve into my boxset of Cardcaptor Sakura, to...
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    Hayate The Combat Butler - Cuties: What a messy way to end the run. A series of episodes which are basically short vignettes of life in the share house, with people just appearing and disappearing as the script demands. No consistency and a double episode to finish which was just making me...
  15. RonJB

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    Hayate The Combat Butler: I Only Have Eyes For You episodes 1-12: I get the feeling this should have been watched after the movie, but I'm following the order on the discs: Very confusing for the first couple of episodes, as it seemed to waffle around without going anywhere. Ending was OK but...
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    UK Anime Distributor MVM Entertainment Discussion Thread

    It's tempting, but I see it's at least a five month wait for the UK version of Series 2. I think I'll just let it stand for now.
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    UK Anime Distributor MVM Entertainment Discussion Thread

    Typical! 12 hours after I ordered them on RightStuf. :(
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    The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

    Because I'm an idiot, I went back to the siren call of the RightStuf sale: Five (!) half-price $10 Blind Box Bargain Items, Astro Boy (1963) Ultra DVD Box Set 1 Limited Edition, Aria the Origination Season 3 + OVA's Blu-ray, Aria the Natural Season 2 Part 2 Blu-ray and Aria the Natural Season 2...
  19. RonJB

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    Hayate The Combat Butler II episodes 1-17: Problems with the first disc meant I missed the second half of the first episode, which turned out to be pivotal. Oh well. Maybe I'll try it on my backup player later. Really enjoying the multi-episode stories. It is becoming more focused on the harem...
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