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Turtle God Kame
manipulator of the Virus
(6/5/02 11:36:27 pm)
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Jibba Jabba
hmm, well, I thought I'd go ahead and make a misc thread... noticed alot of these threads verre off into other tanjents, so some of us loud mouthed >) members need a romping ground to just vent all of our misc thoughts. talk about anything and everything here so we can keep the other threads a little less bogged down.

although this thread is a rant in itself, I guess I'll start it with something...... um...... ::looks around:: ok, what's everyone's fav videogame(s)? I like mostly rpgs and the such, ie ff7-8. but I really got hooked on Delta Force: Land Warrior... that game was so much fun! but recently, my stupid ip uses firewalls and many servers and has the worst connection ever! it times out soooooooo often!!! so eventially I had to uninstall it and havent been able to reinstall it cause my comp is gone crazy... anyways, there's a new game by the US ARMY!!! it is absoultely free to everyone in the world!! download it in june! it looks like the best fps I have ever seen!

while I'm thinkin bout it, who likes anime? I do! my fav series include lain, evangelion, ranma, full moon o sagashite, onegai sensei, project ako, sorcerer hunters and to heart... hehe, lotsa favs, but hey, I got lotsa series... sigh, I have even more downloaded (not licensed here) that I have yet to watch.... ok, that's enough rambling for me now.

Double Helix
out from the well
(6/6/02 3:25:36 am)
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Re: Jibba Jabba
Aha! This is my kind of thread, freedom to ramble without the sheepish feeling you get at when you finish the post then look up and remember what the thread was originally called.

As for games, I've never really dabbled in pc games, but I've had some fun with consoles (hmm, that sounds a little dodgy). I like rpgs too, been having fun with FF4 (released in the UK a couple of weeks ago for the first time! - funnily, though I've been interested in Japan for a long time and enjoyed all sorts of imports, I've never taken the step to import gaming. Probably just as well, barely got enough cash fer DVDs:) )

Also got a soft spot for anime, Lain is cool, if a bit odd. Evangelion is mainly odd, but the weirder it got the more I enjoyed it. Faves include Nadia of the Sea of Mystery and Laputa, Castle in the Sky. Oh and Cowboy Bebop and Flame of Recca are pretty cool too.

Al Kusanagi
further down the Spiral
(6/6/02 6:08:24 am)
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Re: Jibba Jabba
My favorite game series is the Sakura Taisen series, but I'm also a big fan of the Lunar series and the Devil Summoner/Persona/Megami Tensei series. As far as fighting games go, I'm dig the King of Fighters series (pre-2k) and Capcom vs. SNK 2.

I used to be a huge anime fan, but I've been really disappointed with the majority of the series to have been produced in the last few years. My top three favorites are Fushigi no Umi no Nadia, Macross 7, and Rurouni Kenshin (although the manga is better).

I tend mainly read manga instead of watch anime. My three favorite manga are Eden's Bowy, Meitantei Conan and Jigoku Sensei Nube.

Disco Supafly
manipulator of the Virus
(6/6/02 7:29:47 am)
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let the jabber continue...
Oho! So it's anime ya wants to talk about, is it? Ok, ore no ichiban daisuki na anime wa Ranma Nibunno ichi. 'Kedo manga no Ranma motto okashii to omou .. I also like Arare-chan, Doraemon, Tetsuwan Atomu, Crayon-Shin Chan, Tenshi Muuyo, DRAGONBALL (yappari ;) ), and Meitantei Conan.

I used to get a kick out of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but I really thought the ending to that series sucked big time. (Can still sing the theme song at karaoke with the best of 'em, though :rolleyes .

As for the games: I never really got into playing games on a computer. Not as "fun". Hard to say, but you know what I mean. Loses atmosphere in my computer room... Lurve the fighting games. Good at all of 'em. Used to like platformers too.

Narusegawa
further down the Spiral
(6/6/02 10:34:42 am)
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Re: let the jabber continue...
As far as anime goes, I love situation comedys like Love Hina and Maison Ikkoku. Also Ranma 1/2 has always been a favorite (though VIZ still hasn't completed the series over here in the us and Hong Kong doesn't have an english subbed collection out yet) My overall favorite series ever is Cardcaptor Sakura. Never thought I could love a clamp series so much.

I'm also a big time online gamer. Started with Ultima Online, then when OSI bit the big one and decided to screw us fantasy fans, I went to Anarchy Online which I am very caught up in at the moment. Console games usually have the square name branded on them before I'll play them. Or any resident evil game.

Double Helix
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(6/6/02 4:01:31 pm)
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Re: let the jabber continue...
Before going out tonight i turned the telly on and was assaulted by 2 hours of Card Captors - well actaully I turned off after about 15 minutes, the voice acting was not good...(I'd seen some episodes of the original before and it was quite fun, though I was a little taken aback by the homo-erotic undertones in what appeared to be a toon aimed at the younger set - I assume that's not in the US versh)
Anyway I just found it amusing for a UK mainstream terrestrial network was showing an anime marathon at kiddie teatime when just 5 short years ago Manga ent's video releases inspired enlighted newspaper headlines like 'stop these evil snuff cartoons':)

Narusegawa
further down the Spiral
(6/6/02 4:33:31 pm)
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Re: let the jabber continue...
Please dont watch that horrid, Horrid, HORRID Nelvana dubbed "CARDCAPTORS"!!! Its been gutted, reworked, and completely trashed because Nelvana thought that American children couldn't take to a female heroine!! (c'mon, kero is a surfer dude? Tomoyo....ER Madison is a valley girl????)

Pioneer has released the DVD's in japanese over here for the past year. (thats how I came across it, actually through NetFlix) They are well subbed and theres four episodes per DVD. If you want to save a little, theres a Hong Kong company that sells the entire series in an 8 DVD box set that is wonderful (its just missing the "Leave it to Kero end takes")
You can usually find someone on e-bay that has it listed for around $75-$100.

I kinda stumbled into it. Not being into the clamp, little magical girl hype. I thought it would be cookie cutter clamp. My husband got the first DVD through Netflix because he thought I might like it. I think its really the most beautiful all around series. Thats why I take the Nelvana butchering so personally (as do most of the fans of the Japanese series). They really twisted a fantastic story into americanized crap.

Turtle God Kame
manipulator of the Virus
(6/6/02 5:12:03 pm)
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>O
how could I forget dragonball (not dbz) and cowboy bebop! those rock!!! I also like the sakura taisen ova... need to watch the tv series someday..... sigh, I'm too lazy... >)

yeah, the ending of eva sucks!!! thank goodness the director knew that and made the whole "end of eva" series... like a 3 part ending.... watch that instead of ep24-26... you'll be much more satisfied!

Disco Supafly
manipulator of the Virus
(6/6/02 9:41:53 pm)
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Re: >O
i know what you all mean about Card Captors Sakura. I've only watched it while in hosptial and there was nothing else 4 me to do at 1am lying in bed recovering from operation. I think SOME dubbing can fit very well in anime - like Ninja Scroll, I thought the dubbing and voice acting fitted those characters perfectly. Especially for the 8 Devils of Kimon. But anyway, here I was listening to some yellow ... THING flying about and saying in a thick Canadian accent:

"Hey, Sakooora! What do you think yer doing, Sakooora?" Dammit, they even said "aboot". I was waiting for him to say "Eh?" too...

Narusegawa
further down the Spiral
(6/7/02 6:24:14 am)
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Re: >O
Oh its much worse than that......

They snipped it, and slashed it. They put all of the episodes out of order and even put 5 episodes into one in some case. Why the hell did the want to make Li the main character???????

Nelvana claims that they didn't believe American audiences were ready for a female heroine. What a wonderful PC world we live in.

*shakes head in shame*

Turtle God Kame
manipulator of the Virus
(6/7/02 10:48:42 am)
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>\
I have a little saying about pc... sadly I cant post such language on this board.... but I think pc has made the world home to a bunch of wusses! comeon, eat some steak or grow a stubble... what was it? oh yeah, and eat some midgets! anywhoot, the censors just like to screw with anything good! I personally dont buy the whole heroin thing! cause sailormoon was around a whole lot longer than ccs! oh, didnt they change sakura's name? I can remember something bout that when it first came out...

Disco Supafly
manipulator of the Virus
(6/7/02 11:02:13 am)
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You make me proud
You make me proud, my son. Eat some midgets, indeed.

Narusegawa
further down the Spiral
(6/7/02 11:36:57 am)
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Its now Sa-kooo-ra. Talk about lame.

And just try to tell Nelvana about Sailor Moon. All companies like that see is an easy money making idea. Simple: buy a great beloved japanese anime series, then warp it and dub it with typical Saturday morning voice overs. Oh, and throw in some extremely whiny terrible soul theme song. "Cardcaptors, a magic adventure!!....." "gotta catchem all......" yadda yadda, ad nauseum

Disco Supafly
manipulator of the Virus
(6/7/02 11:51:21 am)
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Re: >
How's it go again?

"Gotta catcha-catcha-catcha Card Captooors!" or something like that. I dunno. I was under the gas at the time. Good thing, too ...

Turtle God Kame
manipulator of the Virus
(6/7/02 12:26:31 pm)
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hmm
pokemon and drugs... bad mix m8

Double Helix
out from the well
(6/7/02 3:55:07 pm)
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Re: hmm
I don't have a problem with dubbing animation (though who takes dubbed live-action seriously?) as long as it's done well. I can even cope with a little localisation on kids' shows to match the target audiance (especially, as in the case of Sakura, where the unedited version is available domestically). But I feel that a lot of these companies underestimate their audience and sell them short. If they're aiming for lowest common denominator, they could have bought any old show a lot cheaper, not hired any of those pesky expensive translators and made up their own stories.

Taking of which, Much as I used to love Monkey! as a kid (and enjoy it still), whose idea was it to entrust the translation and scripting to a bloke who spoke not a word of the original language. Ah well, I guess it worked for em.

Disco Supafly
manipulator of the Virus
(6/8/02 1:28:51 am)
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Re: hmm
It certainly worked for ME! Come on, Helix! How could you NOT love the translations for Monkey?

"I'm sorry your Highness, but please excuse me when I say you really are quite extraordinarily dim!!"

Awa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin

Edited by: Disco Supafly at: 6/8/02 1:29:50 am
Narusegawa
further down the Spiral
(6/8/02 9:01:08 pm)
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Re: Dubbed stuff
I agree, there have been some really well done dubs. I love the ranma dub and found myself prefering the american actors over the japanese when I bought the recent Viz DVD. I guess after 7 years of hearing those familar voices, it was hard to go back.

Bad: DONT watch the dubbed Ping Pong Club. Veeery bad idea...... (some things need to stay pure)

Al Kusanagi
further down the Spiral
(6/8/02 11:38:15 pm)
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Re: Dubbed stuff
Speaking of Ping Pong Club... A LIVE ACTION PPC MOVIE is about to come out here in Japan! Be scared. Be very, very scared...

Turtle God Kame
manipulator of the Virus
(6/9/02 2:24:01 am)
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...
I...... think I'll hide in my shell while that bomb drops!