>>92264 There are definitely benefits and some animes I feel are better in english; flcl, Cromartie High, Space Dandy and Baccano!, to name a few. And the thing about preferring dubs over subs is a sign to SUB STRONK people that you might wait longer till the dub which means you either don't enjoy it 'as it was intended' or aren't on the bleeding edge of newest anime. Not to mention all dubs are NOT created equal. The hate of dubs is just people being burnt by dubs. I prefer good dubs and I've accepted that to be on the up and up on current anime I can't wait for dubs. I due prefer dual audio for archival purposes though as I have friends and family that prefer dubs and I'm more than happy to oblige.
With the rise of simulcast, the dub faction has lost some traction as the wait for anime to come over seas isn't as equal for both sub and dub.
>>92265 Well yeah, that and stuff like JoJo or FotNS, they're so stylistically Japanese that it's impossible for me to watch them dubbed regardless of dub quality. But for stuff like Hellsing Ultimate which I've been watching all week, why anyone would prefer the subbed version is beyond me considering the English setting and multiple authentic accents.
I got into an argument with someone whether Panty & Stocking was better dubbed or subbed. I argued dubbed, because the lack of Engrish and "Ruru~" is a minor loss compared to the dub dialogue being so entertainingly raunchy and having pop culture references a Westerner like me would actually understand. I'd never watch a live-action movie dubbed (that's just too weird) but since it's anime and the mouth movements are like 3 frames, it doesn't break my immersion to watch it dubbed.
>>92266 >and I've accepted that to be on the up and up on current anime I can't wait for dubs. I've never really cared about that since I tend to just watch shit I'm interested in, whether it's current or not. I guess you'd need an active social life with real-life anime-watching friends to feel the need to be up and up on the "new hotness."
>>92267 P&S is actually one of the first shows I think of when the argument comes up about no dubs being good. I saw the dub way after watching the sub and I prefer the dub by a long shot. Same goes for Sgt. Frog (and I still say it's a goddamned shame that the dub was discontinued, some Western animation channel really needs to pick that show up, other than a few episodes most of it would actually be fine to air in the late evening).
I was a little burned on action stuff, so a buddy recommended Mushi-shi to me. And shit I gotta be honest, I am really liking it so far. It has a fantastic dub and soundtrack, an appealing art style and an almost Miyazaki-esque tone to it.
>>92263 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-10-03/kizumonogatari-confirmed-as-3-films-starting-on-january-8/.93757 Ok, maybe it's not as close as I was hoping, but still closer than soon.
>>92281 I recommend to you Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey in english) and Mononoke (not to be confused with Princess Mononoke) as series's to follow up if your still in the mood for episodic non-action-centric series with awesome art-stles that follow a wanderer and their experiences of the odd and strange. Neither have dubs, so that might be a downside.
>>92284 Would you look at that. I just did a fast look at MAL to see if it had english voice actors after I looked at my copies that don't have dual audio. I neglected to actually click the cast button on MAL to see if there was english VA's. Thanks for the correction.
>>92281 >>92283 You know, I only saw the first episode when I made that comment. The tone has NOT been consistent. Sometimes it's mystical Slice Of Life stuff, other times it's borderline Horror. Not saying that's bad, just was totally unexpected.
>>92288 >Personally, I think a Mushi-shi episode which does not make you go 'jesus christ, how horrifying' at least once is a missed opportunity. That's a terrible opinion to have. Mushishi isn't meant to be a horror series at all. It just can get pretty grim at times, because that's just how life is. But if you only get your rocks off to that, more power to you. You should check episode 6 of season 2, then.
Mushi-shi can be many things; touching, comfy, saddening, humorous and even terrifying. I love all it's aspects, but I definitely loved the messed-up or scary ones the most as they are the ones I remember the most.
>>92292 The $50 backers were promised "standard edition" blu-rays while $100+ backers were promised "limited edition" blu-rays. Everyone got the same blu ray, in a pink blu-ray box without a nice slipcover like that limited theatrical version does.
It wasn't an oversight. $300 backers were promised a signed LE blu-ray; a $300 backer left a comment saying they got a signed blu-ray, but it's the same pink box as everyone else.
We were promised a commentary track; it didn't have it.
We were promised subs for the "making of" documentary; it doesn't have subs.
The artbooks for the backers total 80 pages combined, that limited theatrical edition's artbook has 100+ pages.
The film reel cuts (basically a sheet of paper) weren't shipped sandwiched between hard cardboard, and so a lot of people are complaining about shipping damage.
One Punch Man being taken off is a little annoying, because I bought some official releases only to find that some fight sequences got shortened. The flip-book styled sequence while fighting Speed of Sound Sonic was dropped to one big panel. I pretty much dropped it and haven't touched the official release since, I was that blown away by the SoS Sonic fight when I first saw it.
Whether or not you should cancel is up to you. Most of the manga is largely unchanged from the regular release, but for contrast, here's the fight. Got this from Amazon Kindle's app using screenshots from my phone.
>>92331 I just checked this volume at the library; the cutting is in the print version too. At least it kind of makes sense there, because the original was a web manga and the technique doesn't work as well in actual print, but leaving the cuts in the digital collected version is just lazy.
>Hastings said his company is constantly thinking about how to produce more unique programming not being served by traditional production companies. Two types include anime and Bollywood-style shows, he later said, though he clarified that the shows could be geared toward foreign markets.
>Showtime CEO Matt Blank asked Hastings how production outfits will maintain a level of quality. The Netflix executive pointed to his company's more experimental efforts like Narcos — the crime drama about the rise of drug lord Pablo Escobar — as an example of finding success through trying new things. Now that the internet has solved some of the hardest problems of distribution, creators have to think about how to develop shows that can find audiences on a global scale, Hastings added. "YOU GO BEYOND THE NORMAL SPECTRUM TO GET QUALITY."
>Netflix is only getting more aggressive about its original programming ambitions. Hastings said the company would spend $5 billion next year on content. That includes acquiring high-profile names like comic Aziz Ansari, whose new Netflix show Masters of None premieres Friday, and buying the rights to indie films like it did with Beasts of No Nation earlier this year. Hastings' position clashes with that of FX head John Landgraf, who said in August that too many television options could overwhelm us and risks creating a kind of indifference among viewers that could sink otherwise successful shows. Hastings disagrees. "We have a lot of choice, but if you do great content, you’ll find great viewers," he said.
The /a/ butthurt about this is quite hilarious. But I welcome our new NetFlix animes.
>>92393 I'm interested in if they apply that goal of reaching untapped market to the anime they produce as well. There's a lot of shounen stuff on the market already, it'd be interesting if they aim for other demographics.
>>92404 Anything that harkens back to my childhood days watching Patlabor would be ace. There's only so much wall-to-wall Cute Girls Doing Cute Things I can stomach year-in year-out.
Kind of intrigued with what Netflix does with Bollywood, too. Hollywood studios have had extremely little luck breaking into the Indian market due to loads of basic cultural misunderstandings, so it'll be interesting to see if Netflix bucks the trend.
What other idiosyncratic local cinema industries can Netflix pounce upon? Nollywood?
>>92419 Holy shit the girls sound exactly like they do in English. That's crazy
Eddy is a little off but still good. Edd and Ed sound very very close.
And yeah this totally puts English dubs of anime to shame. I tried to watch the dub of Seven Deadly Sins the other day and immediately changed it back to Japanese because it was just so awful, like the voice actors weren't even trying
>>92415 >Find a toy weapon, a kunai, shuriken, katana, wakizashi, assault rifle, sniper rifle, or submachine gun to go with your outfit. In real life, carrying a 4 foot (1.2 m) shuriken is illegal and can get you or someone else killed or in jail.
>>92509 Yeah, I wasn't expecting big industry scoops. I was more interested in the story of a person following their dream to be an artist, like Bakuman but from a different type of artist's perspective.
So what shows are you currently watching? What manga are you currently reading?
For me I'm watching One-Punch Man and Yuru Yuri as they come out, and gradually making my way through old Gundam episodes. Liking all of them so far, though I feel like OPM left out a few things from the manga that it shouldn't have, and I wish Gundam would pick up the pace a bit.
Been reading 21st Century Boys, pretty damn cool so far.
>>92512 Also watching OPM and YY. With manga, I'm following so many that I'm kinda losing track. Most of them don't update very regularly. I guess the ones I'm most fervently following at the moment are: Tsugumomo (hentai-action hybrid) Tomo-chan wa Onna no ko! (cute tomboy love stuff) I am a Hero (zombie survival) Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga aru! (insanely cute SoL/romance) Song of the Long March (it's a Mulan manga, highly recommended) Youkai Shoujo (ecchi) and Jitsu wa Watashi wa (romcom, we had a thread for it here) Obviously reading a lot of Jump stuff too, but I don't think those bear any special mention.
>>92512 This list is from last year, >>90188 but it's since grown to 320 that I'm following. I've got another 400 bookmarked to read eventually, and the ones I've read to completion show about 250. That last one is inaccurate since I only started to keep completed ones last year, though.
Watching and reading One Punch Man and reading One Piece, Bleach (waiting on the ride to finally end,) Nisekoi (same), Jitsu wa, and other scattered things I try to keep up with like Terraformars and Tate no Yuusha.
Ended up buying a year of Weekly Shonen Jump because I wanted to actually have something official and not always rely on scanlator groups. Still waiting on Jitsu Wa to get an official release, pre-ordered the english release of the Persona 4 manga because I'm a whore for the franchise.
>>92512 Watching One Punch Man (of course), Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (finally a decent serious Gundam TV series in a long ass time), Osomatsu-san (hilarious), Concrete Revolutio (a fever dream combination of magical girl, yokai, giant mecha, sentai, shonen detective, tokusatsu, kaiju with post-war political intrigue) and Hacka Doll (memes lol).
Reading Emma which recently got omnibus re-releases, Vinland Saga which apparently re-started getting localized without me knowing, and Gundam the Origin.
>>92536 If the manga keeps going that slowly they could just start adapting chapters from the original webcomic, and take more artistic liberties with the interpretations of fight scenes and stuff since they wouldn't have Murata's to base stuff on.
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Holy fuck, I was not expecting to get as choked up about Aria the Avvenire as I did. It was nostalgic as fuck with the opening being the same and seeing the characters and locations I loved again. But I didn't start tearing up till I remembered the voice actress for Athena had died back in 2011.
I really like this universe because Humans are the horrible monsters while Demons are just stupid, which is what causes Helck's mystery to be so enthralling, I'm chomping at the bit for more.
Helck's abilities "awakened" when he was a child, allowing him to regenerate exceedingly fast, that's probably how his physic got so bizarre; he was regenerating muscle damage so fast he could throw more on while keeping it limber.
>>92606 You are seriously overselling Helck. It's a fairly standard fantasy series with funny characters Tiki, come on.
I do love that not once has Vamiro ever been shown to consider herself in real danger. Like when Helck gets between her and Not Zero Berserker, she doesn't go "that was close, Helck saved me" she goes "phew, I almost blew Helck's face off"
>>92640 Please note also: this is often the winged soldier who gives the others commands, the one who most fiercely rejects coexistence besides Edil, and also the one that goes totally silent when Azudora mentions past alliances.
>>92643 Normally I am too, but what sells me one it is that it is an "intel" based ranking and IT'S A FUCKING WRONG, Like three of those guys will be 4 times stronger than the investigators they send after them.
That's why it's gonna be such a bloodbath.
Ken Keneki/Sasaki Haise, the guy giving the presentation is playing both sides against each other for a mutual wipe out.
I'm downloading several gigs of anime to tide me over the week or so that I'm gonna be without internet after moving. It's actually quite a nice opportunity to catch up on stuff I never finished and check out series I was interested in but never found myself making time to watch for.
Wow so UQ Holder is just Love Hina now. As of current arc we have total regression into that guy's style of "Character wants to utter a complete sentence to someone else about their feelings but CRAAAAZY STUFF interrupts oh no and now look another character is crushing on harem focus! FOREVER! EVERY CHAPTER!"
I guess the hundred+ chapters of rad action manga were good while they lasted?
How about that. I already have a hard copy of Ecaflowne, but a new dub might be cool. And it'd be cool if it goes to toonami. Kind of a bitch though if you want a complete box you have to put in 175, which is a bit more than some 24 episode boxsets, but that is an ok price if the other bonuses are worth it for you..
>>92787 It might be a little too idealistic and best-case scenario for some people I guess, but it's a decent place to start for people who just want some insight on what it's like to be a trans person straight from the source.
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I'm finally getting around to watching the original Gundam. 15 episodes in and its probably my favorite Gundam universe already. But then again, I've only seen all of SEED and 00, and currently watching IBO, so it's not exactly like I'm saying anything from a position of experience. I've planed on watching all the Gundams in order of release because I've heard good things about Thunderbolt and Origin, and admittedly AGE and TurnA. And felt that one of my friends pushing me into Build Fighters is a little bit too much like trying to watch Carnivale Phantasm before watching any or most of Nausuverse.
>>92835 The original is the only gundam I've watched the whole way through. I've started Zeta and the beginning was great, but it's been getting pretty dull. I'm about 25 episodes in. Anyone know if/when the show picks up again?
http://toonamifaithful.com/hunter-x-hunter-debuts-on-toonami-starting-april-16/ http://www.adultswim.com/videos/toonami/friday-april-1st-2016/ I am now worried that toonami will be too swamped with long running shounen and not many slots for shorter running stuff. But I really like all the premieres toonami has been getting.
>>92873 If you don't like TRIGGER show then you aren't going to like it. It's the theoretical animation quality point below the Mako scenes from Kill la Kill. It's not basically clipart like Inferno COp though. It's fun and odd, but nothing to rave about at the moment. The ED is fairly good in my opinion. //youtube.com/watch?v=g--nAcdGakY
>>92876 I just realized I indirectly answered your question. No, I didn't see Yoshinari on the staff list. He isn't even working on Kizunairver, the other Trigger show this season. Kizunairver is being, well a lot of things (Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Series Composition) by Mari Okada.
Pretty good art, fairly strong sequential storytelling, and there was a chunk in the middle where everyone died and the protagonist stopped being a huge dirtbag that was actually pretty good.
This is not to be interpreted as meaning that Gantz isn't basically a huge trashbag on fire. But it does at least have some good qualities that partially offset the mountain of terrible shit. This series doesn't even have that.
>>92907 The earliest moment where Gantz went up a notch in my book was one where a grandma and little boy are being hunted down by aliens, and the grandma... goes off-script? With how Gantz has gone up until then, I was expecting her to be as pathetic and befuddled as the grandpa on the Simpsons. Instead she does something that shows this old lady has grasped EXACTLY what is going on (in terms of this surreal scenario posing a very real danger) and is quietly attempting a heroic sacrifice to save her grandkid.
It was key because it showed... Gantz wasn't just a cynical piss take. That the author didn't actually think people are all pathetic garbage, but that most people are pathetic garbage most of the time.
>>92916 >Yes, one guy, I an aware Negima exists I mean I never would have even thought about it if you hadn't said this because it's been years but yes you should still read the thing which you read the sequel to, and it's kind of weird how contrarian you are about it.
Well, it kind of is and it kind of isn't. But the parts that aren't just a cynical piss-take just make the rest all the more frustrating because...seriously, dude? You could do all these other things and fucking GANTZ is what you decided to make?
>>92951 Steam punk feudal japan vs the best zombie virus in a loooong time, which are also kinda steam punk themed.
The deal with zombies in this universe is that the virus causes your body to start accumulating and burning up iron, the heart itself becoming like an iron roll cage, with the heat they produce causes the iron to be near molten and gives off a constant glow particularly around the heart and radiating outward through the veins, it's also why they want raw flesh, for the iron.
It makes for fast zombies who are super strong but whose brains are being constantly damaged and regenerated, furthermore when faced with steel barriers they will leap with explosive force in a bloody kamikaze.
Just finished Vento Aureo. It took a while to get going, but overall I'd say it was at least as good as Part 4. Plus, between Diavolo, Abbaccio, and early-Buccialati, it had the most Hotties W/ Bodies out of any Jojo so far. Diavolo especially, that guy could seriously get it.
So Sengoku Youko ended. And it ended pretty strong. But looking back, I can't help but feel that the final arc never quite managed to recapture its own greatness from the period when Senya was the protagonist but still a kid.
Like, don't get me wrong, that's an absurd standard to expect the whole series to hold up to, that part of SY was INCREDIBLY good. But it's a little sad that it never really managed to top itself.
>read a 153 chapters of a really fun Chinese light novel >fun little scene where they trap and cartoonishly blow up bad guys, then one character says this “This is too funny, haha! Every single one of them is as black as aboriginal tribes.” Lu Piao laughed, leaping and stomping on the butt of the guards.
I know I shouldn't be shocked but considering it was the only thing in a hundred and fifty-three chapters like this, it really caught me off guard.