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@ Jel x Argarest was more of a strategy type game vs Neptunia which plays a bit more like a traditional RPG. There is a fair amount of revisiting of the same locations when doing quests and some people felt it was a bit of a grind but nothing like what Argarest was at times. I enjoyed Neptunia more than Argarest but I thought both had some interesting pieces to them. I wouldn't rate either in my top ten but they both have some points that will have me pulling them out in the future again. Argarest has way more replay value than Neptunia but I guess its all in what your looking for in a game.
Shrug. I liked both of the other games so this one will be a natural purchase for me. I wasn't expecting either of them to be a AAA type title as they are both niche titles to begin with. Just another example of a reviewer who instead of saying "I didn't really care for this title" they instead say this company sucks and F-that to them. Seriously guys if you want to be taken semi-seriously can you save the swearing for when it matters like 9-11 or something....
I really like Funimation and anime in general but I think looking at what they have released over the last couple of years it has been a fair amount of rereleases and not enough new material. I look back on my VHS tapes and go they should release this "again" and "this". To me too many of the titles have seen a release in the last couple of years. Either go older or get some more new titles in.
I know they have released some new stuff recently but I don't think there has been enough new content. Example: Spice and Wolf came out a year or so ago. Rather than moving forward and getting season two what do they do? Release season one again. I understand Blue-ray is a draw for some but its enough of a draw for me to buy it again a year later.
I'll be curious about this. I saw the first season and thought it was cute and had an interesting plot. I felt the twist coming at the end of the series kinda like a tunnel that twists just enough so you can't be certain exactly which direction its going to come out.
I enjoyed this series despite some of the flaws you mentioned such as the voice acting and story being a bit to laid out. I really thought the tricks they did coupled with the story of someone persuing their dream made this an interesting anime. I thought the fact that it wasn't monsters attacking, the end of the world, or giant robots was a refreshing change. I think of this one as kind of a slice of life anime from early on years. Its all a matter of what holds your interest. If you watch anime to escape reality then obviously this one wouldn't be a good choice because after all why go to the circus when you could go to the moon?
Ah the road to hell is paved with good intentions....
Too bad for him I don't really think its good intentions just a lot of bias towards a certain crowd of people. There are some things out there that I just don't like or get into within the anime\hentai world. I look at it like this that if someone is into such and not hurting anyone who really cares. What goes on in the bedroom or on your TV I don't care about. Capatalistic views show if there is a demand for something, then someone finds a way to make it happen. If there isn't a demand for it then the supplier goes under and that is that. This guy figures that by passing a law he will make it "better" then he is full of it. The anime industry will either move out of Japan or other animation studios will spring up in other nations that have no restrictions like he has worked to oppose. I will laugh out loud the day I see something like "2037 Europe becomes the leading produced of "Japanese-style Animated Series"".
I think this guy is a standard politician in that he says what gets him support and votes. Given what I've heard him say he's a racist, bigot, and jerk. Goes to show that there is a place in politics for everyone I guess.
Chuckle. As long as you keep the boobs in the pictures and not let the boobs author the stories I don't mind.
Seriously though sex sells and I'm not the type to be squeemish about a little tease now and again. There is a difference between classy and slutty and Japanator has always dealt more with the former and less with the later. I've always felt that sex does belong in serious discussion but shouldn't be the only thing that is talked about.
My best gift that I ever got was my wife and wonderful family for Christmas. I'm blessed in that my wife not only is fun and attractive but also has a great head on her shoulders and a wicked sense of humor. :p She loves gaming and enjoys watching anime and movies with me. She's my lover, my friend, my gaming buddy, and much much more. I grew up in a family that loved and celebrates Christmas with zeal and laughter. She however did not. So every Christmas I do my best to get every smile, laugh, and giggle from her. Wether its putting up decorations together, making cookies, or just playing with the kids out in the snow, we make every Christmas another one to remember. I looked back on our relationship and we've been together now for seventeen years but it seems like only yesterday we we're doing so many things we have done over the years. Time flies when your having fun right? For me my family is my greatest gift that I could ever have, I wouldn't trade anything in the world for them. I'm happy to have had so many Christmas with them and can't wait to spend many more as well.
Depending on which one I won I'd give the second copy to a friend or family member that would appreciate it and may spur their interest in anime. Anime to be is one form of entertainment that offers a little bit of something for everyone provided you can match the right series with the right person.
ROFL. I am a huge anime fan and I have noticed some similiarities here and there on all of them which is why unless I really like the song that goes with it I don't often watch the opening or closing more than once in a greta while.
That being said its interesting that they may use a lot of the same "tricks" when doing their openings but for all of them each character is often doing the same thing but provoking different feelings. For one character running could be from danger whereas another it is to reach someone that they have lost. Sometimes a persons look seem's distant the first time we see it but after watching the show you find it rather thoughtful.
Look at it this way. There are only so many different types of movies or fiction novels that are released. One could say that each one in a given genre is just like every other one but as any fan of those genres would tell you the devil is in the details. I have at least a dozen or so "harem" style animes and many would argue that they are all the same yet I still enjoy watching each for their story and quirky characters.
Wasn't it a difference of opinions between the original author of Kare Kano and the ones producing the anime that lead to it being cut short and not continued? While he may say it hasn't happened in any of his his relationships with authors, its not outside the real of possiblity that there might be some heavy differences of opinion or rocky business relationships with others?
Honestly even if that number is correct in the 200 million here, remember that that is 200 million in the US only. That doesn't count the market in Japan or other places which seems to still have some drive if they are cranking out new shows still.
What it really means is that either they haven't found a way to sell it here to appeal to a large audience, or that the society here as a whole is just not as interested.
What's interesting to note is that while most series don't see a lot of interest here the movies sometimes see a broader audience. Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle I think have a broader following here in the US than say the Tenchi Muyo series. While the series fans are a bit stronger in how they feel about there interest they also tend to be a smaller audience.
Then to there is the cultural differences that I think also make it harder for anime to find an audience. I'm an open-minded person but tend to shelter my kids (and will at least early on). The other night I was going through my collection and was trying to find something the kids could enjoy watching with me. The problem I ran into was that 90% of my collection contained either some rather heavy violence in some episodes or strong sexual/relationship content. Sure there are some shows out there that have neither but as a whole anime seems targeted to teens and up and then you have to be a bit open minded to enjoy the plots at times.
I'll still never forget years ago I had my parents watch El-Hazard. They saw the scene where the one boy is pretending to be the princess and her female lover sneaks in her bedroom. Nothing happened apart from some light touching to find out "Hey your not the princess!". The problem is stuff like that tends to rub conservative viewers the wrong way. As sad as it is I think there is a more open minded generation coming and maybe in 10-15 years they should push on market penetration to see if maybe the newer generation would be more interested.