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    The E3 2015 Thread

    Shenmue 3 - best E3 news ever. I remember back in 2000, when I was a young lass, walking into Woolies and buying Shenmue for my Dreamcast with early Christmas money. It was the most amazing game ever at the time and very forward thinking. Now feel good to be a backer to such a revolutionary...
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    A Lad In His Lamp - A Serialised Novel by Craig McLeod

    It is always nice to meet a fellow writer. I'm studying for my MLitt in Creative Writing at the moment and will be writing a good chunk of my novel (as a dissertation) over the summer. A serialised novel? Interesting idea. I'll certainly bookmark your story and await new chapters. :D
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    Out of the loop for 15 years - recommendations?

    Welcome! :D I find myself in a similar situation to yourself where I have not really purchased anime made later than the early 2000's (I'm 30 - so similar age too). I tried to get into Madoka via Netflix but just find it to be trope filled and also trying too hard. Three episodes was enough...
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    The Anime/Manga I Bought Today Was...

    Bought Gunbuster Blu-Ray from CEX. Sadly did not come with the booklet but happy I got for it cheap.
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    AnimEigo's next kickstarter: Otaku no Video Blu-ray

    Just got a chance to look at the email as I backed the Bubblegum Crisis Blu-Ray set. I've not watched Otaku no Video and probably won't back this project (doesn't look like my cup of tea). But it should be good for those interested. The Kickstarter tiers seem pretty reasonable.
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    Rate the last anime you watched out of 10

    Yes I think you're right as I do not remember seeing the scene in the broadcast version. However, my memory is probably not the best source to rely on anyway. :D
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    Rate the last anime you watched out of 10

    Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise The last time I watched this film was when it was broadcast on TV in the late 90's, so it's been a while. The animation is still great and it has some interesting commentary on rich vs poor, peace vs war, space vs society. One drawback is the slow pace and...
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    Your viewing journal

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Episodes 1-2 The first 'modern' anime series post 2006 that I've decided to watch. The backgrounds are nicely done but shame about those moe designs! Thoughts on the episodes:Madoka is not really an interesting character bar her special red ribbons. She is surrounded...
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    General News/Current Affairs Thread

    What happens if these under-21's who are looking for a place are kicked out by their family and have no one else to turn to? No housing benefit and no job? Thanks to the Tories, they will be literally on the streets, homeless. The government wants to push more people into Uni or employment...
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    General News/Current Affairs Thread

    I am pleased with how Scotland voted (even if I voted Green). My disappointment lies with the rest of the 'United' Kingdom and it only shows that Scotland is indeed more left-wing than England. Sadly, the independence last year vote used scaremongering tactics (which targeted the selfish...
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    The *Im looking for* thread.

    Oh forgot to add: If anyone has: Sailor Moon (R) Series 2 DVDs (UK, English dub only) (Separate volumes or complete) PM me Thanks!
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    General News/Current Affairs Thread

    Indeed, Trident should be decommissioned. It is a waste of money and resources which could be put towards public services. If it is too dangerous for London to keep then it is too dangerous, full stop. Okay, fair enough. I just like to understand what makes people vote for these parties. It's...
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    General News/Current Affairs Thread

    Pretty much. Maybe not the only reason but it's at least ONE of the reasons. Also business and inheritance tax, selfish policies that doesn't help people unless they have money to begin with. I also disagree with the right to buy proposal. It is a bad idea in principle. We need more houses, not...
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    General News/Current Affairs Thread

    I'm from a council family, I was unemployed and struggled my way through life. I would never ever vote Conservative. Their values go against anything to help those who need it most. The only reason people vote for them is their skewed view on 'benefit scroungers' and want to keep 'their taxes'...
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Here is what I got today as a rare treat: Sol Bianca - The Legacy Box Set and Wings of Honneamise Combi Pack Just look at that Sol Bianca cover. Good character design.
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    The Retro Anime Thread

    By all means list away! Dominion Tank Police is a classic. I remember they gave it away the first two parts free in a games magazine, which I still have around somewhere. Sci-Fi channel was so great in the late 90's showcasing the best of Manga dubs. Not seen Twilight of the Dark master but...
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    The Retro Anime Thread

    This is the place to discuss, recommend or review anime that is considered a bit retro. For clarification: Anime made after 2000 should not be discussed here. The reason for this is that the year 2000 is a nice cut-off point; the anime boom was at it's peak and animation was becoming digitised...
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    Fanservice, Does It Bother You?

    I'm not attacking Japanese culture, I'm just saying there are business reasons behind fanservice and there is anime dedicated to it already. Does fanservice need to be in *most* anime, is what I'm trying to say. Of course, I know answers will have bias considering this is an anime forum. But I...
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    Fanservice, Does It Bother You?

    Maybe because I think it is a thinly veiled excuse for 90% of anime pandering to a male 15-25 demographic? This is where the justification comes in. It's specifically targeting a group of people and takes away accessibility for other groups of people who may question why panty shots/crotch...
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    Fanservice, Does It Bother You?

    There are anime out there (See, Najica Blitz Tactics for example) which specifically caters for people who enjoy that kind of thing. Why should I recommend a show that might be great and then it shows a zoomed in panty shot for example that has no relevance other than to pander to a certain...