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  1. ayase

    Must own 80s anime

    It's actually harder for me to bring to mind a single '80s anime I haven't enjoyed. Genuinely good or hilariously bad, you're usually guaranteed a good time either way.
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    General Politics Thread

    Edition of Friday the 1st of March, 2024, in which Rishi feels the need to make an impromptu speech warning of the impending destruction of polite society and democracy, race wars in our streets, murdered politicians and ten thousand peoploids split into small tribes, coveting the highest of the...
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    What did you BUY today?

    I'm afraid I cannot say I have had a positive experience of WorldofBooks. Even if they do return your money easily, the fact their descriptions of the condition of their books were, in my experience, (and there's really no other way of putting this) outright lies put me off ordering from them...
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    General Politics Thread

    So in these trying times MPs have voted for an extra £31m to protect vulnerable… MPs. Does the thought ever occur to them that maybe, just maybe, the reason they increasingly require such protection from harm is because they increasingly behave...
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    Crunchyroll and the use of AI in anime subtitles

    It'll happen eventually whether people like it or not. When in human history has the human cost of people's livelihoods ever been valued over cost cutting with technology? RIP to translators, but you're only going the way of those displaced by the power loom, the industrial robot, the automated...
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    Removed content from the MVM Entertainment Discussion Thread

    Removed off topic discussion turns into an on-topic thread about anime and manga licensing That’s gotta be a first.
  7. ayase

    Relationships and Romance

    Congrats @Vashdaman I’m pretty bad at being sincere about such things due to my horrendous cynicism which has only plummeted since the first page of this thread 12 years ago, but if there’s anyone who deserves some happiness in this sphere after all the heartache of the past, you do. And I do...
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    It’s this. I bought the tin that came complete with all the volumes back in the day and they don’t have slipcases.
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    General Politics Thread

    That’s it, isn’t it, that one word? The final nail in the Tory coffin. And what an incredible portmanteau it is.
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    If that’s the case then that’s definitely bad and there’s no way people should be having to pay these charges, but I can’t help but think that any customs regime that charges €22 to import something declared at a value of 1p is even worse. I remember when certain retailers who shall remain...
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Baffling. I can’t claim to know all the ins and outs of UK export law (especially not since Brexit or as it applies to corporate entities) but I suspect the reason it was declared with a value of 1p is that it’s likely not possible to declare something as having zero value. Even if it’s being...
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Wat. Why is something marked as being worth a penny incurring any import charges at all? Surely that’s well below the import tax threshold (isn’t it around €150 in most eurozone countries?) and I presume Belgium’s VAT rate isn’t 2239%. Even the dreaded handling fee in the UK only applies to...
  13. ayase

    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Damn Grav, save some mail order brides for the rest of us.
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    Late to the party, but this would be my suggestion as well. I know if I've ever had a problem with delivery (RM once sent a parcel without tracking back to Japan because I didn't collect it, I didn't collect it because the postman never left a card to say they had attempted to deliver it) I have...
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    I mean, at least AL are capable of treating their delay issues with good humour.
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    What did you BUY today?

    Nice job Amazon, now I have to go through the hassle of sending it back and I imagine any replacement will likely arrive in similar condition anyway. So very done with Bezos' sweatshop, it's not even cheap for books any more. When a Waterstones card works out at 10% off over time, I'd rather...
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    Rate the last anime you watched out of 10

    Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Season 1 I have been ill to the point of not even being able to play games effectively, so I have done the unthinkable and actually watched some anime I haven't seen before. I enjoyed it well enough. At its heart this is as much about loner Kobayashi learning to...
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    General Politics Thread

    What absolute b*llocks are these generals talking about the need for conscription in a hypothetical war with Russia? It’s slightly concerning that people of high rank within the military seem to be completely overlooking the fact that in any hypothetical war with Russia, the UK gets wiped out by...
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    UK Anime Blu-ray & DVD Bargains

    That is actually incredibly useful, since I've noticed Amazon seem to have completely removed the option to filter by both genre and format at the same time. Want to browse anime? Here's all the anime DVDs and BDs. Want to browse BDs? Here's all of them of every genre. Want to browse anime BDs...
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    Anime in UK Retail (HMV discussion)

    Yeah, a 6 hour transatlantic flight is a lot more manageable than a bus ride to the outskirts of town. I’ll hop on over and check it out when I have a spare couple of grand. Unintentionally hilarious spam is my favourite spam.