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I'm still struggling to understand the need for two English language casts. Why don't they just sell the British version in the US? Is there something I'm missing? Oh wait, I'll just import it...
I'm with you, I still have yet to see it, so this is an excellent opportunity.
I ALMOST regret buying the DVD collection a few months back.
Haruhi is a must have, and I'm also expecting the Code Geass Season one released today, since I have yet to watch it.
Also, I can't say I enjoy the Guin Saga anime, its (to me) a hamfisted amalgam of boring cliches, and I get the impression I'm supposed to feel bad about not liking an "epic" of its sort. I hear the novels are good though so I'm about to give them a shot.
Hah. "Flash" News.
See wut I did there?
Everyone who reads this is devoted to it. I don't think I can put off buying it anymore.
As I saw this I unconsciously grabbed the bag of Lindt truffles I keep next to my seat, Mmmmm.
This is one of my favorite series in the world of RPG's, so this was pre-ordered for me months ago. ^^
I've always been fond of the way stories of the world are tied together in the Y's saga, with characters going separate ways then reuniting in later adventures. It really added to the sense of Adol and Dogi being wanderers, and it helped define the series as something different than the typical dungeon crawls released in the same era. Playing through a storyline with a definable history was a welcome change of pace.
Also, I am very glad for the hints options in the manual. I recall spending quite a few hours on Y's I and II trying to find a clue, and I think a hint option will help a new age of very busy people enjoy this.
Its a crime to the industry that shows with strong story and character growth like Berserk are barely able to get release. I've endured many years for any news like this, while wading through an amalgam of trash moe cliches.
You guys recall that whole fiasco in the NES era with Wisdom Tree?
This is Nintendo fighting back against religion!!!
In all seriousness, its probably as others have pointed out, they're making an Amaterasu game and they want to protect their rights to that version of the goddess.
Politicians associating this with otaku culture in 3... 2... 1...
Being called a freak by someone like that is a compliment I think.
@Halidar While I can agree that some things are better left unseen, they will never actually disappear. Enforced regulation can help in some ways, but when its this vague it does nothing at all but transition an entire medium into the black market. Its the same justification as saying, "Weird porn shouldn't be seen, so all movies are bad by default." You can even make the argument that its not worth the trouble anyway. Something truly bad, if most people were to stumble upon it, would just be avoided. If a person truly enjoyed the deeper levels of depravity, they would seek it out, and they would find it, without fail. Worst case, maybe make their own. Just something to ponder.
On to the point, I'm still not overly worried about this. Its tragic, but an industry with that pumps that much money into the (struggling) economy will not be troubled by this too long. Simply moving headquarters is the most obvious and drastic step, but even restricting their sales as per the law will start some pretty noticeable waves in the market. I have faith in Kadokawa's push back.
tl:dr: This sucks.
My first smile of the day.
I think my favorite gift was Earthbound for the SNES. I still love that game.
I'd give my second copy to my friend Gourry. http://gourry.wordpress.com/
No, nobody will lament their passing. The true sadness comes from the fact that the bill is so vague, and depends entirely upon the evaluation of politicians who have been obvious with their extremely conservative (and lets be honest, ignorant) views of the world. The whole argument of loli-is-child-pornography is only a foot in the door for them to use a vague bill to force their extreme views into law.
I'm not overly concerned with this actually. It is, of course, a horrible precedent, an insult to free speech and rights to harmless entertainment, but business will eventually trump it. As bobmarleypeople joked, it wont take long for companies that actually want to create freely, or continue to make their usual profits to relocate, since this is only a city ordinance. Even considering the vast amount of businesses in Tokyo, a large market moving out will be noticeable, and a blow like that isn't something politicians in other areas will be anxious to repeat having seen Tokyo's example.
My least favorite FF game ever played, and the only one beside XI (if that counts) that I never bothered to finish.