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Lambadelta

Cardcaptor
I see, that is a disappointing upgrade.

It was like a $200 BD set at the time also. Japan has 2 BD boxes for the show. The original one which is 6 discs, and a cheaper re-release which is 3 discs. The re-release costs about 9,000 yen new, and the original is about 13,000 used.

The show will never get a good upscale due to be a very early digipaint anime, and all early digipaint anime suffer this fate
 

Girls with Guns

Dragon Knight
I'm still planning to get the JP re-release, just because of the benefits of BD over DVD media in general, even if the PQ is not an improvement. I do own the nice US DVD art box set with all the children on it.
 

Neil.T

Titan
I've just been watching some Haibane Renmei DVD extras. There was an interview with producer Yasuyuki Ueda, and this is what he had to say about the series:

"This story is a little unusual: it has very few elements that are intended to hype up the viewers' emotions. Instead, by seeing the characters go through whatever they do, the viewers can reflect on their own experiences and feel something."
He's bang-on there, don't you think?
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
Paranoia Agent eps 9 & 10
A couple of darkly funny episodes, but the investigation element has disappeared.

Mai Mai Miracle
Has similar elements to Totoro. Similar time period, girl from big city coming to the country and (possible) magical things happening, but doesn't really do anything with them and then other stuff happens that also don't really go anywhere.
Bonus points for having archaeologists in it though :D

Märchen Mädchen ep 2 Dropped
Hazuki learns a spell whilst wearing fan service gym clothing, that's about it.

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles ep 3
The ice is melting a little bit.

Yuru Camp△ ep 3
Warm and cozy. Concentrated on Rin and "Fujiko" ;) a bit too much with the other girls only getting a few minutes.

Love After Rain ep 2
Still funny and sweet.

Hot Fuzz
Deal with it!
 

Joe

Magical Girl
I'm still planning to get the JP re-release, just because of the benefits of BD over DVD media in general, even if the PQ is not an improvement. I do own the nice US DVD art box set with all the children on it.
I'd honestly love to pick up the initial BD Box because goddamn if that box isn't classy as all get out.

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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I've just been watching some Haibane Renmei DVD extras. There was an interview with producer Yasuyuki Ueda, and this is what he had to say about the series:

"This story is a little unusual: it has very few elements that are intended to hype up the viewers' emotions. Instead, by seeing the characters go through whatever they do, the viewers can reflect on their own experiences and feel something."
He's bang-on there, don't you think?
I'd say that's a great way to describe HR, which I also discovered via MVM's dotw. Even with the meh looking dvds it was certainly an experience. Yoshitoshi ABe' artwork and character design is distinct and I quite like it, and want to check out more of his projects (I'm watching Lain soon and I took that Texhnolyze challenge a while back.)
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
How to keep a Mummy episode 2 Still cute, and it's keeping me interested enough to keep watching.

Miss Koizumi loves Ramen Noodles
episode 3 More food porn. Nice to see Koizumi grow as a character.

Violet Evergarden episode 2 Decent, and wonderfully animated, though how many emotionally distant/naive female anime characters have we seen by now? I'm hoping they do something different with this trope within the narrative.

Yuru Camp episode 3 More laid back anime viewing, after the day I've had this is most welcome.

Scrapped Princess
episodes 22-24 (Complete. It's nice to see a good adventure story with a decent cast and ideas. The story, though episodic early on, manages to develop nicely, though the amnesia trope being thrown in kind of bugs me since it's predictable as to what will happen-it sort of dragged my rating of the series down a notch because of this. That being said I'm a sucker for fantasy and this series satisfied me, I'm glad Funimation gave it another chance on Blu Ray.) 3.5/5
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
Violet Evergarden episode 2 Decent, and wonderfully animated, though how many emotionally distant/naive female anime characters have we seen by now? I'm hoping they do something different with this trope within the narrative.
Reading the MAL comments for the episode it seems that this part of her training is skipped over in the novel and we pick up when she is competent at it. So hopefully it moves on quickly. Although maybe they are planning on a second season and want to string this part out.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Reading the MAL comments for the episode it seems that this part of her training is skipped over in the novel and we pick up when she is competent at it. So hopefully it moves on quickly. Although maybe they are planning on a second season and want to string this part out.
Ah that's interesting. I hope they do something interesting with the concept, since it has some potential.
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
Ah that's interesting. I hope they do something interesting with the concept, since it has some potential.
From where they are with her at the moment, they've obviously got to show some "growth" as at the moment she's totally unsuited to the job. I would like to see some more flashback stuff as she was only with the Major 4 years if I remember correctly, so she was obviously mistreated/not taught anything before that and then became a bad ass (that could also read/write) pretty quickly from the mess that she was.
 

Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
Violent Soundgarden ep2

Thinking I might switch to the dub for the next one - that joke about Hodgkins's first name felt quite garbled in the sub script. I noticed a few little things like that with Netflix's subs for Devilman Crybaby too.

This is also the first I've noticed that you can't directly screengrab from Netflix. GG, guys.
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
Violent Soundgarden ep2

Thinking I might switch to the dub for the next one - that joke about Hodgkins's first name felt quite garbled in the sub script. I noticed a few little things like that with Netflix's subs for Devilman Crybaby too.

This is also the first I've noticed that you can't directly screengrab from Netflix. GG, guys.
The one about him calling out another girls name in bed? Didn't really make sense in the dub (just watching back now, probably more sense than the subs though) and there were some points when I thought of switching to subs because they didn't make the VO loud enough to hear it over the music!

Screenshots blocked on Phone app and PS4 as well BTW.
 

Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
The one about him calling out another girls name in bed? Didn't really make sense in the dub (just watching back now, probably more sense than the subs though) and there were some points when I thought of switching to subs because they didn't make the VO loud enough to hear it over the music!

Screenshots blocked on Phone app and PS4 as well BTW.

That's the one, yeah. I could be completely wrong, but I thought it was supposed to be that Hodgkins's first name is 'Claudia' because his parents wanted a girl, and Cattelya thought it was weird to be shouting that when they were having sex. Honestly though, your guess is as good as mine :/
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
Apparently it ranking quite low with Japanese fans, but still riding the hype train on MAL. It was nearly at 9 before release, down to 8.66 now, but still the front runner by a long way in terms of new IPs.

Probably about 4th or 5th at the moment for me and that's just down to the visuals (story has potential and nothing more at the moment)
Spoilery-ish:
 

Lambadelta

Cardcaptor
Apparently it ranking quite low with Japanese fans

I've been reading Japanese comments on the show, and they are pretty brutal. Most say while the show looks good its carried by the usage of Sakuga, and the plot is uninteresting, and at worst confusing (I think this is over certain events, and how things have been described/layed out).

The story being the issue is the most prevalent complaint I can find on Japanese sites.

There were concerns over the score of the show as well. While the score is good according to fans the score doesn't match properly with certain events especially in episode 1.

Overal it seems to be getting a much more negative opinion in Japanese circles compared to English ones.
 
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