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Vincentdante

Combat Butler
Lupin the third the first for me. Skipping Seed (again) as AO Gundam isn't really my jam.

I guess they don't have enough to fill out this month this time around. After 6 months it's finally chilled out a bit.
 

ActionFaust

Combat Butler
Been waiting for that Love Live Sunshine movie so that's a definite get. Not so big on Gundam or Lupin so I'm relatively safe this time. Would rather a standard for the Lupin film.
 

Takei Daloui

School Idol
Lupin the third the first for me. Skipping Seed (again) as AO Gundam isn't really my jam.

I guess they don't have enough to fill out this month this time around. After 6 months it's finally chilled out a bit.

They have had some rather big names in the past few months and some of them were packed so it's not surprising to have some quieter months.
 

DragoStark

Student Council President
Oh hell yeah the Sunshine movie! I didn't get a chance to watch this so I'm thrilled to be able to actually own it as well and complete the collection!
 

NormanicGrav

ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬
AUKN Staff
Being honest I'm quite surprised AL decided to focus on the rest of August 2021 for their latest post, but it does mean I can save more funds as it's only 2 films to get for their early bird this month (as I already own Gundam SEED).

I predicted Lupin III: The First to show up as early as August due to the recent theatrical release, but I'm looking forward to owning it. And while I have yet to start watching both seasons of Love Live! It's Joke Zura, getting the Love Live! Sunshine: Over the Rainbow film that wraps up the series is good news. Considering how the School Idol Project flopped for home video I'm quite impressed AL has managed to release this many Love Live titles already (and I presume they have Superstar otherwise the future of the franchise is ducked again).

A Summer sale next month sounds handy but it'll probably won't be much for me unless they included titles like Bartender and MEGALOBOX for cheaper prices. They do have some surprises in store but I'm expecting that to be mostly re-issues of existing titles and maybe 1 upcoming project.
 
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NormanicGrav

ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬
AUKN Staff
On that topic I've been really enjoying Eureka Seven so far but I see online that the hi-evolution movies don't have that great of a reputation. Just thought I would ask what the verdict is around here?
Hi-Evolution 1 is basically a case study on the story arc where Renton leaves the Gecko during Episode 21 onwards. It's messy because it wasn't communicated well to the fans who were hoping for a proper original film. That said, the prequel footage that was included in the film is really cool, but overall it's average/medicore.

Hi-Evolution 2 is a very intriguing film because it puts Anemone in the spotlight as the main protagonist and it's got an interesting concept that I won't spoil. It's ending is also mind-blowing in a way that may change the shape of the franchise. Overall a pretty good 7/10 film and do recommend watching.
 

Vincentdante

Combat Butler
Hi-Evolution 1 is basically a case study on the story arc where Renton leaves the Gecko during Episode 21 onwards. It's messy because it wasn't communicated well to the fans who were hoping for a proper original film. That said, the prequel footage that was included in the film is really cool, but overall it's average/medicore.

Hi-Evolution 2 is a very intriguing film because it puts Anemone in the spotlight as the main protagonist and it's got an interesting concept that I won't spoil. It's ending is also mind-blowing in a way that may change the shape of the franchise. Overall a pretty good 7/10 film and do recommend watching.

I see, thanks. Sounds like they pulled a Code Geass/Made in Abyss/Madoka where they made a recap film which leads into an original film? So Hi-Evolution 1 can be safely skipped I guess?
 

Doctorkev

Brigade Leader
On that topic I've been really enjoying Eureka Seven so far but I see online that the hi-evolution movies don't have that great of a reputation. Just thought I would ask what the verdict is around here?
Hi-evolution 1 is terrible. I’d recommend watching the first (good, relevant) 33 minutes and then ignoring the (pointless, incoherent) rest.

I reviewed it a couple of years ago, if you want a more detailed analysis of why it is so hopelessly ****:

Random Blu-ray Review: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1 Collector’s Edition

I’ll probably do a follow-up review of part 2 at some point, now that I have it in my greasy mitts
 

thedoctor2016

Mushi-shi
No even the second film has recap footage. But they use it interestingly so it’s old footage telling a “new” story, Only for one “section ” each section uses different type of animation.CGI, normal and the old 4:3. I hate both of them for different the first one is just bad the second one proves they can’t leave the original show alone they need to fiddle with it constantly to fit this new version and AO was awful too so damaged their only good property which wasn’t a good look when it’s all I really liked. But the third one SHOULD SHOULD be good…
I was going to buy film 2 then AL raised the price to £25 and sorry it’s not worth that and I don’t want a storyboard of a film I really hate. Like it’s my second most disliked anime film after the first one they are both to me so bad.
 

Vincentdante

Combat Butler
No even the second film has recap footage. But they use it interestingly so it’s old footage telling a “new” story, Only for one “section ” each section uses different type of animation.CGI, normal and the old 4:3. I hate both of them for different the first one is just bad the second one proves they can’t leave the original show alone they need to fiddle with it constantly to fit this new version and AO was awful too so damaged their only good property which wasn’t a good look when it’s all I really liked. But the third one SHOULD SHOULD be good…
I was going to buy film 2 then AL raised the price to £25 and sorry it’s not worth that and I don’t want a storyboard of a film I really hate. Like it’s my second most disliked anime film after the first one they are both to me so bad.
Sounds like how I felt about the new Code Geass movie then. So you made a trilogy of recap movies just to retcon one side characters death who you never even used in the new film, and then brought the main character back to life in a very contrived way which completely contradicts the purpose of his original sacrifice. - Code Geass spoilers

Hi-evolution 1 is terrible. I’d recommend watching the first (good, relevant) 33 minutes and then ignoring the (pointless, incoherent) rest.

I reviewed it a couple of years ago, if you want a more detailed analysis of why it is so hopelessly ****:

Random Blu-ray Review: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1 Collector’s Edition

I’ll probably do a follow-up review of part 2 at some point, now that I have it in my greasy mitts

Thanks for the review. I think I've been convinced to skip the first one
 
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