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    Post by Reaperfan Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:23 pm

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:
    Reaperfan wrote:They made movies?!  Darnit why you gotta interrupt my current series with new stuff about old series?! angry 
    I strangely read what you wrote in pinkie pie's voice. Odd.
    Great.  Now I did it.  Now I won't stop doing it.  I'm hearing it as I type this post.  Fourth wall breaking indeed...Pinkie will breach into our world through my head!  I don't know if I'm happy or scared confused

    EDIT: On an anime note, as well as somewhat tying into our "people walking in on your anime" stuff, I just got me a whole slew of Madoka Magica desktop wallpapers.
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    Post by TheMeInTeam Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:06 pm

    ^ You convinced me to give it a look, simply because I saw it had dark undertones and things don't necessarily go as expected.

    I like it.  I wouldn't put it super high on my list, but it's worth a watch for sure.  Maybe the ending can nudge it up a little, we'll see.  The main character has been kind of grating so far, sort of a mix of plausible and not.  I don't necessarily hate her personality design though, at least not yet.  Not typical "heroine" fare, but at the same time I'm not sure how she can keep that position so long given the events to the point I've seen.  Hmm.  The rest of the characters I like well enough, except for the nigh-token illogical crazymode character that often finds its way in.

    It seems like in a large amount both anime and western fiction, you have at least one character whose choices piss you off because they're self and others-destructive and irrational to the point of no conceivable benefit, even at a point in the story where it's not plausible for such a character to go stupid.  Not even "just" crazy, though often the stupidity leads to consequences that drive the crazy eventually.  It's hard to feel for such characters.  They are almost never intended to be antagonists (though IMO this pattern works better if they are), so a lot of the emotions that I THINK the shows go for with these characters just fall flat.
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    Post by Reaperfan Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:55 pm

    TheMeInTeam wrote:It seems like in a large amount both anime and western fiction, you have at least one character whose choices piss you off because they're self and others-destructive and irrational to the point of no conceivable benefit, even at a point in the story where it's not plausible for such a character to go stupid.  Not even "just" crazy, though often the stupidity leads to consequences that drive the crazy eventually.  It's hard to feel for such characters.  They are almost never intended to be antagonists (though IMO this pattern works better if they are), so a lot of the emotions that I THINK the shows go for with these characters just fall flat.
    Yay, more people are seeing this! But forgive me, I don't follow this bit confused 

    Care to elaborate what/who you mean? We have a spoiler tag for a reason winking
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    Post by TheMeInTeam Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:14 am

    Reaperfan wrote:
    TheMeInTeam wrote:It seems like in a large amount both anime and western fiction, you have at least one character whose choices piss you off because they're self and others-destructive and irrational to the point of no conceivable benefit, even at a point in the story where it's not plausible for such a character to go stupid.  Not even "just" crazy, though often the stupidity leads to consequences that drive the crazy eventually.  It's hard to feel for such characters.  They are almost never intended to be antagonists (though IMO this pattern works better if they are), so a lot of the emotions that I THINK the shows go for with these characters just fall flat.
    Yay, more people are seeing this!  But forgive me, I don't follow this bit confused 

    Care to elaborate what/who you mean?  We have a spoiler tag for a reason winking
    Okay.  An update, too:

    Spoiler:
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    Post by tigab95 Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:58 am

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:Best moe higurashi ever 
    I dont know why but this have pit me in a good mood big grin Its not the kind of anime song I usually like  ... Im  weird sometimes  silly  but I like it that way
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:04 pm

    tigab95 wrote:
    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:Best moe higurashi ever 
    I dont know why but this have pit me in a good mood big grin Its not the kind of anime song I usually like  ... Im  weird sometimes  silly  but I like it that way
    It's actually Hanyuu's official character song.
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    Post by Reaperfan Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:52 pm

    TheMeInTeam wrote:Okay.  An update, too:

    Spoiler:
    Hmm...I have justifications/explanations for that bit, but since I'm not sure if you've seen the whole series yet I don't really know how much I can describe. I know it's a short series and you've already gotten to where you know most of the goings-on with the story, but still...

    Lemme know when you've finished the series. With as much as you know I know it can't be far off, and then I won't feel hesitant to talk about the details winking
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    Post by hey its andres Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:15 pm

    So Steins;Gate is far superior to Chaos;Head...right?
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:15 pm

    Yes. Yes it is.
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    Post by Serious_Much Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:16 pm

    tried to watch episode 1 of fate/zero last night but fell asleep.

    As I've finished kino's journey now I'll try again tonight happy
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:21 pm

    The first episode of fate/zero is more just building up, but the second episode, is just amazing, and will suck you right in.
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    Post by Serious_Much Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:22 pm

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:The first episode of fate/zero is more just building up, but the second episode, is just amazing, and will suck you right in.
    don't worry with anime I employ a 3 episode rule.

    With RL dramas I'm much more strict lol- pilot or bust
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:25 pm

    Hmm, I know this one amazing anime that made me cry my eyes out. But I had to watch 45 episodes of pretty much moe slice of life. That anime was Full Moon Wo Sagashite. And yet, the last 7 episodes or so, were some of the most beautiful episodes I have ever seen of anything ever.
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    Post by Serious_Much Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:35 pm

    Yeah I can't watch the whole of something to wait for some quality.. Just don't have the time if it's not great from the get go
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:39 pm

    Well the thing about full moon, I was watching it during it one of my more depressive moods, and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it hits me with one of the saddest things that has ever happened in history. I was stricken with tears for at least two weeks after finishing the series.
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    Post by hey its andres Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:48 pm

    Good because I felt like Chaos;Head was like When the Seagulls Cry. It had some really cool scenes, but as a whole the plot just made no sense. Too many holes bounce 
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:07 pm


    Not an anime, just a vocal-aid song, but I think it would be beautiful if it was the ending theme to a very sad drama.
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    Post by hey its andres Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:09 pm

    What about Burst Angel? Anyone seen that?
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    Post by Reaperfan Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:07 pm

    There are times when, for no reason, I suddenly feel a disturbance and a need to complain.  It's like I remembered something better left forgotten, only to have it slip away before it becomes a coherent thought...
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:46 am

    Watched the first episode this morning- kariya is my early favourite character, though since he's not one of the main two he'll never win.. Which kinda killed off any kind of ambiguity and wiggle room for me, but oh well I'll keep watching.
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    Post by Aigaios Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:53 am

    My favourite character has to be Alexander the Great, as for the main characters I dont think there is a one main character is just tells us the story of all the masters and their servants. Unless when you say main you mean the ones that would get the closest to winning the grail. As for Kariya I think that there is very little told about him.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:03 am

    By the main characters I mean the two that are clearly portrayed as the main protagonist and antagonist of the series: Kiritsugu and kirei

    Even then I feel like the series will just be another happy ending for the main protagonist winning, and I've only watched 2 episodes silly
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:57 pm

    Further watching has disappointed my rooting for kariya, he's got virtually no screen time since the first episode... He was actually one of the more interesting characters for me too.

    The duo of alexander (whatever they call him in the anime) and the kid is quite fun, I'm warming to them a lot actually.

    Further viewing has further reinforced my idea about the two main guys, as well as hinted towards gilgamesh eventually siding with kirei presumably to get the power to match the focus on him as the main baddie.

    I think I'll watch the lot, though I presume it's still going? since only 25 episodes and almost nothing has happened in the first 8-9.. It's fair to say it's a pretty slow paced anime, even though I concede its focusing on an ensemble cast rather than purely 1 or 2 characters
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:34 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:Watched the first episode this morning- kariya is my early favourite character, though since he's not one of the main two he'll never win.. Which kinda killed off any kind of ambiguity and wiggle room for me, but oh well I'll keep watching.
    You will be surprised about the plot, it doesn't go the way you would expect at all.
    It is pretty slow paced though, a lot of talking and interacting for a free for all.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:22 pm

    So I just finished season 1.. Everything is about where I thought it would be so far, but I'll see next season i guess.

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