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Title: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on February 28, 2011, 07:54:20 AM
Restarting because the old one reached 51 pages again.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on February 28, 2011, 08:04:07 AM
And exactly 1000 posts.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on February 28, 2011, 10:39:50 AM
Aw, come on. If we self-police, we'll never beat the original Ask a Simple Question thread in post count. :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2011, 12:59:39 PM
Reposting for the win with a few extra sentences.

Negima
[spoiler][BL] As Negi stands face to face with Fate, the close proximity enables both parties to feel their breath on each other's faces. The trembling of their gaze at this distance is readily apparent, as are the bulging veins on each other's smooth necks.

"I want this to be decided by talk, if possible." Negi breaks the silence first. Fate's eyes widen in eagerness, masked by a stern visage.
"...I don't think you really mean that." Fate responds as both parties move their faces even closer to each other. So close...and thankfully the bruises they have suffered thus far masked each other's blushes.

Unable to hold back any longer, the impatient urges welling up in Fate's heart prompts him to launch a powerful punch right at Negi's face.

Fortunately, Negi is unhurt and the cheeky boy genius smiles as he gently places his fist on Fate's abdomen, letting his internal strength and energy, boosted by his magic, impart his feelings right into Fate.

"Now I see." Fate smiles right before Negi's fist thrusts into Fate's body. "Heh" is the only smiling reply from the son of Nagi before Fate is blasted back by the sheer force generated from Negi's fist. Penetrating his defenses to deliver the payload.

Grinning from the blow, Fate smiles as he praises Negi. "Heh...he heh...Didn't I say in Kyoto, that it would be impossible for you then?" Looking up to meet Negi's gaze, Fate continues. "...you've finally come all the way here."

"In Ostia didn't you say...that I was just a child who didn't know anything?" Negi responds with his fist in a battle-ready position. "I've come with an answer in hand - My own answer, as someone who knows everything."

Fate closes his eyes as he rubs his abdomen, the spot where Negi drove his power into, feeling the residual force lingering in that spot. "I won't accept that answer."

"Right....so," Negi retorts, clenching his fingers to form a fist of determination, "What I'm saying is, I'll let you understand with my fists. Fate."

Still blushing, Fate's only response to those words and that facial expression filled with manliness and strength, is "Hmph..."

Locking eyes and gazes, feeling the upwelling of desire and power Fate takes a deep breath again to prepare himself. It looks like this is it.

"...Well. Shall we? Negi-kun."

And in response, the two intense rivals of unparalleled strength and power runs towards each other at blazing speeds. Locking limbs as they drive their fists into each other's body![/BL][/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 28, 2011, 03:50:04 PM
DA HORRA!!

Seriously, EW.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on February 28, 2011, 06:21:00 PM
It's funny though.
And you can bet rule 34 is already on it.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 01, 2011, 02:58:28 AM
It's funny though.
And you can bet rule 34 is already on it.

You mean they weren't already?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 01, 2011, 05:10:30 AM
It's funny though.
And you can bet rule 34 is already on it.

You mean they weren't already?

That pairing happened as soon as we found out he existed.


And to be honest, I rather dislike the pairing. Not for the Yaoi aspect, but because I dislike Tertium entirely.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on March 01, 2011, 03:08:48 PM
Aww, come on. Everyone knows any character voiced by Akira Ishida automatically becomes a total yaoi magnet. This should surprise no one.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 01, 2011, 03:17:16 PM
I just wish with GetBackers they'd gone the manga approach rather than the doujin approach.

For reference: the GetBackers manga has more fanservice than Highschool of the Dead. But no zombies.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 04, 2011, 05:09:23 AM
So, Madoka 9...

Huh.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on March 04, 2011, 02:02:07 PM
So, Madoka 9...

Huh.

[spoiler]Its still a fucking scam. They are trying to appeal to human children as if they are young dragons, with equivalent Int and Wis to boot. And seriously what the fuck? Just find Simon and the Dai Gurren Dan and they will destroy entropy without being Puella Magi![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 04, 2011, 10:14:10 PM
Large image
[spoiler](http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/064/3/1/sanae____by_prime32-d3awa52.png) (http://prime32.deviantart.com/#/d3awa52)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 04, 2011, 11:07:58 PM
Heh, nice Prime.

Some constructive criticism: You really should try shading things in. It adds to the feeling of whatever you want to draw.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 05, 2011, 04:18:38 PM
Negima - Yaoi End Confirmed
[spoiler]
N: You sure are smiling a lot today.
F: It’s because this is fun, Negi-kun. To me, this battle is truly… my only desire.
Now, show it to me.
Your everything.

Text: Can this be settled in any way except by force?!

Befriending.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on March 05, 2011, 09:39:21 PM
Is it me, or is Negima slowly returning to the point where actual tactics and quick thinking win the fight, rather than your standard boring Shonen "more determination! more power!" bullshit?

[spoiler]Fate: Infinite Sword Wo...
Negi: TALK TO THE FIST!

Also, Anya did something useful for a change? Watch me, I may get a heart attack from shock![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 05, 2011, 09:54:44 PM
Negima
[spoiler]KICK HIS ASS NEGI!
Is it me, or is Negima slowly returning to the point where actual tactics and quick thinking win the fight, rather than your standard boring Shonen "more determination! more power!" bullshit?

[spoiler]Fate: Infinite Sword Wo...
Negi: TALK TO THE FIST!

Also, Anya did something useful for a change? Watch me, I may get a heart attack from shock![/spoiler]


I just hope they show Mana and Setsuna actually fighting instead of resolving their parts off-screen like Bleach does.


But that's me getting my hopes up. There's 4 lines all ready (Mana\/Pyon, Setsuna\/Tsykuyomi, Negi\/Tertium, and Anya/Nodoka/Yue\/Shirabe). Can't expect Akamatsu to resolve all of those on-screen.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on March 05, 2011, 10:06:40 PM
[spoiler]I expect the fights to get spotlight once they reach the turning point. There is only so much of Setsuna bleeding and Tsukuyomi getting excited we can see before it gets boring, so Akamatsu can safely offscreen most of that and give us focus once Setsuna focuses her Wholesome Lesbian Power(TM) and starts kicking ass or something. Likewise for Mana vs Poyo, but actually I kinda expect Mana to be a total curbstomper here. Because she's awesome like that.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 06, 2011, 01:00:30 AM
Is it me, or is Negima slowly returning to the point where actual tactics and quick thinking win the fight, rather than your standard boring Shonen "more determination! more power!" bullshit?

[spoiler]Fate: Infinite Sword Wo...
Negi: TALK TO THE FIST!

Also, Anya did something useful for a change? Watch me, I may get a heart attack from shock![/spoiler]
[spoiler]
I'm thinking Fire beats Wood, except the party HAD no fire user of that tier(well, barring the heavy hitters who'd crush you, element advantage or no) until Anya comes back in. Shes bound to have improved some if she wants to stay with the combat harem.

That is a lot of swords though.
And mostly, the tactics thing is fairly simple, for the first time in a long while Negi is not fighting a mook, relative to his power level. Duels between equals go like so.

As for the secondary fights, I'm hoping a chapter each.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 06, 2011, 11:42:18 AM
Negima
[spoiler]
Quote
Period 319

[The Story So Far: As the countdown toward the collapse of the world advances, the grand battle between Negi, who has mastered Magia Erebea, and Fate finally begins!!]
Page 1

[2]
(Text) Who is correct…? The answer is known only to each other’s fists!!

[6]
(Title) Period 319 – 1000% Battle!!
Page 2

[1]
(Nodoka) Ahhh!
(Natsumi) Hiii -
Page 3

[3]
(Chisame) It… It’s started!
(Konoka) Ah?

[4]
(Konoka) Look at that!
(Ku) Hm?

[5]
(Konoka) Isn’t that Asuna?

[6]
(Negi) Ras tel ma scir magister!
(Negi) Gather, one thousand and one spirits of light, shoot at the enemy!

[7]
(Negi) Sagitta Magica Series Lucis [jp: Magic Archer, Barrage of 1001 Light Arrows]!!

[8]
(Fate) !
Page 4

[2]
(Girls) Aaahh!

[3]
(Fate) Hm…

[4]
(Fate) Even though it’s a basic attack magic, at this level, it is no different from great magic.
(Fate) Truly reminiscent of the former Thousand Master…

[6]
(Negi) Dextra Emittam!! [jp: Right arm release!!]
(Negi) Sagitta Magica Series Lucis!! [jp: Magic Archer, 1001 Light Arrows!!]
(Negi) Ouka Houken!! [jp: Crushing Fist of Cherry Blossom Majesty!!!]
Page 5

[1]
(Fate) Kakon Omma Petroseos!! [jp: Evil Eye of Petrification!!]

[2]
(Negi) !

[6]
(Fate) Visju tal li sjutal vangeit.
(Fate) Basiliske galeote meta kokto podon kai kakoin ommatoin [jp: Little king, the eight-legged lizard, owner of the evil eyes,]

[7]
(Negi) !!
(Negi) That incantation!

[8]
(Fate) Pnoen tou iou ton chronon parairousan. [jp: breath out the time-stealing poison.]
Page 6

[1]
(Fate) Pnoe Petras!!! [jp: Breath of Stone!!!]

[2]
(Negi) It’s the petrification magic I was hit with at Kyoto!
(Negi) This is his original level of power!

[3]
(Chachamaru) No! A petrification cloud!
(Collet) Petrification…?! I’ve never seen one on that scale before – !

[4]
(Negi) Ras tel ma scir magister!
(Negi) Veniant spiritus aeriales fulgurientes, [jp: Come, spirits of lightnings and wind!!]

[5]
(Negi) Cum fulgurationi [jp: Entwined with lightning,]
(Negi) Flet tempestas [jp: Let a storm of the southern seas]
(Negi) Austrina!! [jp: Blow forth!!]
Page 7

[1]
(Negi) Jovis Tempestas Fulguriens!! [jp: Windstorm of Lightning!!]

[2]
(Fate) Oh?

[5]
(Haruna) There we go! He used Windstorm of Lightning!
(Takane) D-Did it get him?

[6]
(Fate-sound) tread…

[No, I couldn't think of anything.]
Page 8

[1]
(Fate) Senjin Kokuyouken [jp: Thousand Obsidian Swords]
Page 9

[6]
(Negi) Hah – !
Page 10

[2]
(Fate) Banshou Tsuranuku Kokkui no Enkan [jp: Ring of Black Stakes Piercing All Creation]

[3]
(Fate) Jack Rakan endured this.
(Fate) How about you, Negi-ku…
Page 11

[3]
(Fate) What…!

[5]
(Negi) He Astrape Huper Ouranou Mega Dunamene!! [jp: Great Vigour of the Thunderous Sky!!]

[Somewhat humourous typo made here - the Japanese says "Great Villa of the Thunderous Sky" though the Greek pronunciation is the same as before.]
Page 12

[1]
(Fate) Ugh…

[3]
(Fate) Cough…
Page 13

[4]
(Negi) Uoooh – !

[8]
(Fate) Heh…
Page 14

[1]
(Fate) Hehaha,

(Fate) This weight…!
(Fate) It is incomparable,
(Fate) With Quintum’s.

(Fate-top) Haha,
(Fate-middle) Hah,
(Fate-bottom) Hahah!

[4]
(Negi) ?!

[5]
(Negi) Kuh -
(Negi) Counter!!

[6]
(Fate) Negi-kun,

[7]
(Fate) Wasn’t the countermeasure against that technique,
(Fate) Already made public on National Net by your master, J. Rakan?
(Fate) That won’t do, Negi-kun.
(Fate) We hold nothing back for this battle.

[8]
(Negi) Huh…?
(Negi) He was watching?

[9]
(Negi) …
(Negi-aside) Ugh…
Page 15

[1]
(Negi) Emissa [jp: Release,]
(Negi) Stagnet [jp: Fixate,]

[2]
(Negi) Complexio!! [jp: Seize!!]

[4]
(Negi) Tastrapa Huper Ouranou Mega Dunamena!!! [jp: Twin Vigour of the Vigourous Sky!!!]
(Negi) This good enough for you, Fate?

[5]
(Fate) Yes, very much so. This is your original spell [jp: unique magic], something that not even J. Rakan could cope with.

[6]
(Fate) Wonderful, Negi-kun. Even I would reward you with praise.

[7]
(Negi) – For someone who’s always expressionless,

[8]
(Negi) You sure are smiling a lot today.

[9]
(Fate) It’s because this is fun, Negi-kun. To me, this battle is truly… my only desire.
Page 16

[1]
(Negi) Your only desire, huh…?

[2]
(Fate) Shirabe-san…
(Fate) Shirabe-san.

[3]
(Shirabe) Fate-sama!
(Fate) How is the Princess?
(Shirabe) The ritual is again complete and I’m about to return her to the Altar!
(Fate) I’m counting on you.
(Shirabe) Sir!

[6]
(Shirabe) Mokusei Bougyo!! [jp: Wood Spirit Defense!!]
Page 17

[2]
(Anya) Teyaaaah – !

[4]
(Shirabe) Kuh -

[5]
(Shirabe) I don’t have time for any of you.

[6]
(Shirabe) Hm?

[7]
(Nodoka) Y-You’re not getting through here!
(Natsumi) L-Le-Let go of Asuna, r-right now – !
Page 18

[2]
(Negi) Your ‘only’…?
(Negi) I didn’t expect you to hold such a high opinion of me.

[3]
(Fate) Hmph…

[4]
(Fate) Now, show it to me.
(Fate) Your everything.
(Text) Can this be settled in any way except by force?!
[/spoiler]
Reading it without pics AND with the full spell translations in line is rather different.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 06, 2011, 10:16:05 PM
The Inspector 22, "It is by Knowing the Time to Fall"
[spoiler]Flashback to the School. Has Latooni's uniform ever been depicted before now?

Dragon Knuckle? Except that it's called RyuOh Kiken(?)

Sanger defeats Wodan. Aguilla shows up in a Sol Gravilion. Wodan pulls Sophia out of Magus, causing the Thrudgelmir to disintegrate and the Gravilion to mutate into a monster. Ouka uses the GEIM system to ram the Rapiecage into it and self-destruct. After that they flee the Cradle. No Bergelmirs, no "I am Sanger Zonbolt, the Sword of Sophia!" (Sanger actually says that devoting yourself to one person is foolish!), and Sword of the Cosmos was just "Wodan briefly turns his sword into energy while fighting Sanger".

Next ep, the Alt reises again.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on March 06, 2011, 11:02:50 PM
Inspector
[spoiler]What, you mean the Bergelmir kids were left on the cutting floor?

Good. Can't stand the little shit heads.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 07, 2011, 03:56:53 AM
Madoka 9
[spoiler]
Wait, intergalactic organizations? Solving the problem of entropy with human feelings? Somebody shoot the creepy familiar again please.

Also, WTF to soul gem self-destruct? Was there any real need for that? Spear girl was a pro, Sayaka a foolish idiot, so her witch form couldn't be that powerfull.

It will be interesting to see where the next episode will go, because I see three main routes:
-Main character becomes a magic girl, tries to overcome curse and truly fight for love and justice.
-Main character becomes a magic girl, rebel against the intergalactic organization!
-Main character doesn't become a magic girl. Let the city burn!Intronduce more magic girl cannon fodder.


[/spoiler]

So, Madoka 9...

Huh.

[spoiler]Its still a fucking scam. They are trying to appeal to human children as if they are young dragons, with equivalent Int and Wis to boot. And seriously what the fuck? Just find Simon and the Dai Gurren Dan and they will destroy entropy without being Puella Magi![/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Unfortenely, it will still be some thousands of years before spiral energy tech is developed enough to harvest power from HOTBLOODNESS and Simon and the Dai Gurren appear to take advantage of it.

Yes, all those giant robots throwing galaxies? Countless magic girls had to be sacrificed to develop them.  :P

And even then the process wasn't perfected. Nia still blew up when all was said and done, Simon and Dai Gurren notwhitstanding.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 07, 2011, 04:18:59 AM
[spoiler]
Unfortenely, it will still be some thousands of years before spiral energy tech is developed enough to harvest power from HOTBLOODNESS and Simon and the Dai Gurren appear to take advantage of it.

Yes, all those giant robots throwing galaxies? Countless magic girls had to be sacrificed to develop them.  :P

And even then the process wasn't perfected. Nia still blew up when all was said and done, Simon and Dai Gurren notwhitstanding.
[/spoiler]


Great. You've now convinced me that Gurren Lagan is made of people. Now I'll never be able to watch TTGL.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 09, 2011, 01:37:39 PM
Inspector
[spoiler]What, you mean the Bergelmir kids were left on the cutting floor?

Good. Can't stand the little shit heads.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Unfortenely, I believe that means they'll just show up later in some last-ditch effort to take over the world in some later episode.

Wodan deserved a better end. Like cleaving trough an army of shit heads with his dying breath.

Gotta love Arado asking  Setme if he's hurt when he's bleeding from multiple holes.

Speaking of wich, seems like he died in the background whitout redeeming speech.


[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: mishra on March 11, 2011, 12:51:40 AM
 Madoka 10 - whoa :blink go watch it...
.:picture spoilers within:.
[spoiler]Pictures are worth a thousand words, so let's cut to the chase.

Homura?
(http://i.imgur.com/9GRnR.png)
It begins with Homura introducing herself to the class, and Madoka is quick to make friends with her. I've got to say, Madoka's voice sounded different, and I'm guessing it was because she was confident and happy.

Later, when walking home
(http://i.imgur.com/mLmaA.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/cA1M4.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/dk4ax.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Eq1Y7.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/IXstz.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/WDxc3.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/8TSNI.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/uogO1.png)

Later...
(http://i.imgur.com/kChXY.png)

and right after..
(http://i.imgur.com/d9nhj.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/xViny.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/jy0KB.png)
She's off to fight Wallpur-something
(http://i.imgur.com/O07oO.png)
But it doesn't work out
(http://i.imgur.com/SptYx.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/eB0Ul.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/dZejw.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ebnca.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/nqsBa.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/oFtcR.png)

Then there's a scene where her shield takes her back in time. I'll post the gif near the end.

#2
This time, she tries to put up a fight. Also, she makes pipebombs.
(http://i.imgur.com/yDpQM.png)
This fight was awesome, everyone in the fight kicked ass (Mami, Madoka, and Homura as the finisher)
You gotta watch it, screenshots doesn't cut it.
(http://i.imgur.com/qwL8s.png)
Not bad for her first time.
(http://i.imgur.com/4dBaB.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/xm8jH.png)
Sadly, Homura can't help Madoka the second time around, and it actually gets worse.
(http://i.imgur.com/3wFJ7.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/B3lfI.png)
Hello Witch-Madoka
(http://i.imgur.com/4XC3x.png)

3rd time's the charm.
This time, she steals from the Yakuza
(http://i.imgur.com/J1cty.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/1q0Cg.png)

There's a scene not in this picture, but it has all the characters discussing something. I'm assuming Homura is trying to convince them to stop fighting, but Homura gets veto-ed of sorts with Mami and Sayaka, I'm guess ing that they thought they could handle it.

A fight happens next, this time vs. Witch-Sayaka, and Homura saves Madoka and regrettibly kills Sayaka
(http://i.imgur.com/Lucki.png)

The aftermath of the battle
(http://i.imgur.com/qGt9n.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/zjILF.png)
Some people are felling sad.
(http://i.imgur.com/dPTAX.png)
Except Mami, who just saw Sayaka become a Witch, so she really snaps.
(http://i.imgur.com/NFykK.png)

Shit gets real. I would post pictures, but thee person who made this albm didn't capture them I'm guessing.

Later, it's Homura and Madoka, and it looks like she couldn't save Madoka for the third time.
(http://i.imgur.com/kSNKc.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Bs3tJ.png)
Her soul gem is severely tainted, and Madoka asks Homura one last thing
[spoiler]To kill her before its too late.

It's hard to see, but she's in the center, and in the third image you see the light blast from her gun.
She was crying and screaming the whole time. :(
(http://i.imgur.com/oZu8K.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/hS66Y.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/5IjRs.png)[/spoiler]

4th time
No more glasses thanks to magic.
(http://i.imgur.com/qSXOv.png)
Hair's changed as well
(http://i.imgur.com/6xTwi.png)
Evan a new attitude. No more miss nice magical girl
(http://i.imgur.com/W5YqB.png)
A abrupt warning in the middle of the night..
(http://i.imgur.com/ZhkT5.png)
...with Kubey in her hands
(http://i.imgur.com/1RTXj.png)

Now.. this is a familiar sight, the opening of Episode 1
(http://i.imgur.com/AmXgD.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/0wurC.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Njro8.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/yivvQ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/TNaIL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Cb9Xh.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/qqzho.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/cXz5I.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Q6Aj0.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/328rR.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/1eW7P.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/mPkOh.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/yrbER.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/qnTBq.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/a0gfl.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/PI3AN.png)

Afterwards. Kyubey to the left, Homura to the right
(http://i.imgur.com/2avV0.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/X8IIT.png)
A lot of talking, and Kyubey figures Homura out
(http://i.imgur.com/N507p.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/jdlhw.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/h0xFe.png)
Too late, Homura time travels while walking like a bad ass
(http://i.imgur.com/8Y8wf.png)

Now.. welcome to the current timeline, number 5 (actually, 5+, who knows how many times Homura time traveled)
Homura now knows what she has to do, KILL THE KUBUEY.
(http://i.imgur.com/w7JcB.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/xaaJR.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/cd5ZZ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/5OYKZ.png)
A quick chase, and then..
(http://i.imgur.com/HeKJM.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/jEYiG.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/dj4EO.png)
She has a great line here.
"Madoka, my only friend. For your sake, I will stay in this eternal labyrinth and seek only one exit"

And it's over. Roll the ED- wait, it's the OP...
(http://i.imgur.com/gNADo.png)
Yeah, the OP is the ED this episode because it was skipped. Also..
(http://i.imgur.com/v5YTg.png)

To Be Continued.
(http://i.imgur.com/X75uR.png)

Wow, that was an awesome episode. Seeing Madoka as a magical girl, seeing everyone alive (at some points), more witch fights, Homura's character advancement in this episode, and a happy Madoka. Also a badass Homura.
Some .gifs
(http://i.imgur.com/VzpTB.gif)

From the fight earlier.
(http://i.imgur.com/UzKr5.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/LjyjW.gif)

Great episode, and I can only assume that it will get better. :)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on March 11, 2011, 08:43:10 AM
Madoka 10

[spoiler]Yeah..Madoka can be badass when she wants to. GO ARCHERKA! Oh and Time Commando Homura :D[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 11, 2011, 03:46:51 PM
Madoka 10
[spoiler]I see one way remaining to stop Madoka from becoming a witch...

Kill her.

[spoiler]Or have her wish not to turn into a witch (or change back immediately, so Kyubey still gets the energy he needs), though that would ruin the drama.  :p[/spoiler][/spoiler]


EDIT: The invasion continues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUJgOIechPQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYWEACofwm4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RzXGI5kMZ8
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on March 11, 2011, 06:30:02 PM
Madoka 10
[spoiler]We now have probably the best or at least most obvious example of a PM's powers being influenced by her wish - Homura wished to redo her meeting with Madoka, which can't really be done in any way other than by time travel. Apparently, Cubey (switching to this spelling now to match the full name, official romanizations be damned) really can make anything come true, and he either has no control over what he grants or he's so lawful he doesn't care. I sure wouldn't have given a girl that knows the big truth time travel. Then again, he is alien, so perhaps he merely doesn't understand that Homura might want to change the way things go.

That said...
(http://i55.tinypic.com/35hoioj.png)
Let's see.
(http://tinyurl.com/4muznet)
(http://tinyurl.com/48hhoas)
As every link in this sum is divisible by p (because it contains p itself through the binomial), it follows that the entire sum is divisible by p. Since this sum is equivalent to (http://tinyurl.com/4sut9bt) as per my derivation, (http://tinyurl.com/4sut9bt) is therefore itself also divisible by p, QED. I'm not sure offhand offhand, but I think p may be restricted to primes in the instruction because it's somehow required for the binomials to be all divisible by p. I'd need to check, but that's more effort than I want to put in right now.
It's not hard, Homura. She was probably nervous. She apparently got the hang of it by the series's start, though.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 11, 2011, 09:41:57 PM
I must say I TOTALLY called this episode.

[spoiler]
Homura didn't bother telling anyone about the truth because she already had done so, and it really didn't work that well.

This is, the gun girl completely snapped when she realized the truth. Very bad end.

I see one way remaining to stop Madoka from becoming a witch...

Kill her.
Homura has been there, done that. Wasn't exactly satisfying. The only possible good end for her is to save Madoka. And considering she can save-load scum ad nauseam, it makes sense for her to keep trying every possible aproach.

Or have her wish not to turn into a witch (or change back immediately, so Kyubey still gets the energy he needs), though that would ruin the drama.  :p
Kyubey confirmed on another episode he can't reverse the Puella Magi transformation. So he probably can't reverse the witch transformation.

Following Agita's train of tought, the creepy alien bastard can't really control the transformation. It can unlock the power of feelings on little girls, upon wich it manifests in diferent ways depending on their personality, and then eventuall spirals out of control. I bet its the Magical Girl herself granting her own wish when the transformation happens.

Homura holding so long is whitout doubt thanks to her hax time travel power. While the other girls eventually faced walls of despair/headchomped, Homura can just press reset and start a New Game Plus. Heck, she even gets to keep her old skills and experience! :p

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 12, 2011, 01:39:58 AM
[spoiler]
Or have her wish not to turn into a witch (or change back immediately, so Kyubey still gets the energy he needs), though that would ruin the drama.  :p
Kyubey confirmed on another episode he can't reverse the Puella Magi transformation. So he probably can't reverse the witch transformation.

Following Agita's train of tought, the creepy alien bastard can't really control the transformation. It can unlock the power of feelings on little girls, upon wich it manifests in diferent ways depending on their personality, and then eventuall spirals out of control. I bet its the Magical Girl herself granting her own wish when the transformation happens.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Take a look at these two things you said again. :p Kyubey not being able to reverse the transformation doesn't mean that wishes can't reverse the transformation. Even if he thought of it, Kyubey would have no reason to suggest making that kind of wish.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 12, 2011, 10:22:52 PM
[spoiler]
Or have her wish not to turn into a witch (or change back immediately, so Kyubey still gets the energy he needs), though that would ruin the drama.  :p
Kyubey confirmed on another episode he can't reverse the Puella Magi transformation. So he probably can't reverse the witch transformation.

Following Agita's train of tought, the creepy alien bastard can't really control the transformation. It can unlock the power of feelings on little girls, upon wich it manifests in diferent ways depending on their personality, and then eventuall spirals out of control. I bet its the Magical Girl herself granting her own wish when the transformation happens.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Take a look at these two things you said again. :p Kyubey not being able to reverse the transformation doesn't mean that wishes can't reverse the transformation. Even if he thought of it, Kyubey would have no reason to suggest making that kind of wish.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Perhaps I should elaborate a little more:
-Kyubey confirms that Madoka couldn't revert Sayaka to normal with just a wish, but she could do so with her own puella magi powers if she made the contract.
-Aka, the finitial wish is just the first flash of the power of the Puella Magi. Once they get the hang of it, they can perform even bigger miracles.
-This rises the problem however that the Walpurgis Night is still around the corner, and the only one who can defeat it is ascended Madoka. And by "ascended" I mean...
(http://i.imgur.com/2avV0.png)
The giant thing in the background piercing the heavens that forgot she ever was an human and will destroy the world.

Basically, Madoka is on a completely diferent level than the other girls. Only she could reverse their transformation because she's stronger than all of them put togheter... But who can turn her back to normal should she acept the contract and go out of control after defeating the Walpurgis Night?

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 13, 2011, 03:01:41 PM
So, Gundam Unicorn 3 is subbed...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 14, 2011, 04:40:50 AM
New Negima
[spoiler]Shirabe got Asuna to the altar, but now the Gravekeeper's Palace is being projected over Mahora.



Maybe Chao's plan really did succeed? It just took longer because the spell was setting up the perfect evidence.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 14, 2011, 06:20:28 AM
Negima
[spoiler]
Poor Anya, one scene of awesome and then shes naked in 2 pages

Also, thats a nice theory, if it was all part of Just As Planned by Chao.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 14, 2011, 02:26:10 PM
A Miyu Is Fine Too - Prisma Illya 14 (http://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/a-miyu-is-fine-too-fk-2wei-14/)

[spoiler]Its definitely not Lancer, Berserker or Assassin.

Saber would be suicide.
Archer is redundant(and proven ineffective).
So...Caster or Rider?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 14, 2011, 02:39:10 PM
Prisma Ilya
[spoiler]"Miyu's Rage! Who could be the seiyuu for someone like her?"

...what?

There's something about a CD (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/fate_kaleid_liner_prisma_illya_2wei/v02/c014/28.html) - seems to be related to the Nanoha crossover. Is it being animated or something?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 15, 2011, 02:09:54 AM
A Miyu Is Fine Too - Prisma Illya 14 (http://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/a-miyu-is-fine-too-fk-2wei-14/)

[spoiler]Its definitely not Lancer, Berserker or Assassin.

Saber would be suicide.
Archer is redundant(and proven ineffective).
So...Caster or Rider?[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
My vote goes for Rider. We haven't seen her  loli-version noble phantasm yet correct?

Also wasn't punch-girl the original master from Lancer in Fate/Stay Night? Before being gibbed by warlock/knife priest?

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 15, 2011, 02:23:47 AM
[spoiler]
My vote goes for Rider. We haven't seen her  loli-version noble phantasm yet correct?

Also wasn't punch-girl the original master from Lancer in Fate/Stay Night? Before being gibbed by warlock/knife priest?

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Yes. She shows up in Hollow Ataraxia. And is about as powerful as she is here.

The reason why Ruby tells Illya not to pull out a trump card: (HA spoilers)
[spoiler]Bazett has a Noble Phantasm which can only be used as a counter against her opponent's strongest move. It automatically negates the attack and kills her opponent.
http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Fragarach[/spoiler][/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 15, 2011, 07:00:28 AM
[spoiler]
My vote goes for Rider. We haven't seen her  loli-version noble phantasm yet correct?

Also wasn't punch-girl the original master from Lancer in Fate/Stay Night? Before being gibbed by warlock/knife priest?

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Yes. She shows up in Hollow Ataraxia. And is about as powerful as she is here.

The reason why Ruby tells Illya not to pull out a trump card: (HA spoilers)
[spoiler]Bazett has a Noble Phantasm which can only be used as a counter against her opponent's strongest move. It automatically negates the attack and kills her opponent.
http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Fragarach[/spoiler][/spoiler]
[spoiler]
Given that we know the girls will be fine, THATS why I thought not Rider.
Rider's strength is in her Noble Phantasm and the Answerer would off Miyu.
Whereas Caster would have her danmaku spells and arguably Rule Breaker can break Fragarach's rules.

On the other hand loli-Rider mmmm.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 16, 2011, 01:38:10 AM
Madoka
[spoiler]
http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/876132/
http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/874517/[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 17, 2011, 10:12:36 PM
The Inspector 23 - "The Heart of a Fallen Angel"
[spoiler]We open with Granzon on the moon, Shu telling the guys stuck there that he hacked the Inspectors' network to shut down their bioroids.

Looks like the Raven Parts have been installed, and we also get to see Wildwurger's Jacket Armour being attached.

One of Wendolo's eyes glows red as he says something about creation and destruction. Don't tell me he's an Einst in this continuity...

KoRyuOh is launched? And I note that it has disc-shaped shoulders rather than the game's spherical ones. But it doesn't accomplish much against Alfimi.

Gan-duro struggles against one of Rein Weissritter's beams... and then the Alt blocks a direct hit like it's nothing. Beam Coat rocks.

...wait, does Alfimi have a piano in her cockpit?

That was the easiest deprogramming I've ever seen. Kyosuke tells Alfimi "Excellen has nothing to do with it" and she snaps out of it instantly.

Apparently RyuKoOh can merge its magic talismans with R-3's Strike Shields and link the minds of nine psychodrivers to create the seal from a cerebremancer's wet dreams.

Lots of nekkid scenes. Including one where Excellen's body is glowing but her head is not, and none of Kyosuke is glowing. ??? I assume that was for censorship.

I'm not sure what that was at the end - it appeared to be either the Gespenst-III's monster form or an Einst Eisen.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 18, 2011, 12:20:14 AM

The Inspector 23 - "The Heart of a Fallen Angel"

[spoiler]
Tiger-dragon can roar in space? No mercy for the laws of physics!

Finally Kyosuke back on the frontlines! And it seems like the Alteisen Riese has gained a level in Super Robot as it gets stronger when Kyosuke starts screaming to it.

One of Wendolo's eyes glows red as he says something about creation and destruction. Don't tell me he's an Einst in this continuity...
Unlikely since then he would have no reason to be fighting the einsts right now.

My vote goes for cyborg implant/nanonmachines in order to better pilot the Dikasis.

Apparently RyuKoOh can merge its magic talismans with R-3's Strike Shields and link the minds of nine psychodrivers to create the seal from a cerebremancer's wet dreams.
Full magic-psionics transparency it seems! Also they bothered to make a transformation animation this time. :p

I'm not sure what that was at the end - it appeared to be either the Gespenst-III's monster form or an Einst Eisen.
It was the Gespent-III of course, since it's
1-Extra nasty looking
2-In the burning ruins of the Shaddow Mirror's ex-base.
3-The Einst boss mentioned he was their sucessfull experiment.

Of course this can only mean one thing... BEOWULF VS KYOSUKE SHOWDOWN when the einst boss tries to merge realities! :D

 The Einst Eisen are much more clumsy looking. Shame they never appeared tough. Or perhaps they'll show up as elite mooks in the end.

Also seems like Alfimi will be changing to emo mode from now on as she was deemed expendable. Well dominatrix loli was good while it lasted.

[/spoiler]

Now off to watch Madoka 11!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on March 18, 2011, 12:26:02 AM
Now off to watch Madoka 11!
About that... (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/03/16/madoka-cancelled/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 18, 2011, 12:41:58 AM
Now off to watch Madoka 11!
About that... (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/03/16/madoka-cancelled/)

Hmm, one would expect this be the perfect (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/874029/blonde_hair-drill_hair-food-head-kay-u-mahou_shouj) time for the entertainment (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/838081/blush-bow-drill_hair-empty_eyes-gloves-hair_bow-hi) industry to work extra hard trying to keep the morale (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/856500/-akemi_homura-amagi_nanateru-animal_ears-black_hai) up
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 18, 2011, 01:07:37 AM
Now off to watch Madoka 11!
About that... (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/03/16/madoka-cancelled/)

Hmm, one would expect this be the perfect (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/874029/blonde_hair-drill_hair-food-head-kay-u-mahou_shouj) time for the entertainment (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/838081/blush-bow-drill_hair-empty_eyes-gloves-hair_bow-hi) industry to work extra hard trying to keep the morale (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/856500/-akemi_homura-amagi_nanateru-animal_ears-black_hai) up
The studio's building is totaled. It might take until Walpurgis Night to air the last ep.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on March 18, 2011, 01:08:05 AM
Yukkuri Mami
In retrospect, I should've seen that coming.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 18, 2011, 01:34:50 AM
I'm actually a lot more worried about THIS! (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/12/13/tokyo-anime-manga-ban-passes/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 18, 2011, 02:06:50 AM
I'm actually a lot more worried about THIS! (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/12/13/tokyo-anime-manga-ban-passes/)
*browses links*
WTF?

Summed up:
"The youth of today have no culture! Anime, manga and the internet lead to evils such as child rape and homosexuality! Now read my awesome series of novels about child rape which some people once tried to recreate. They're literature, so they can only enrich our childrens' minds. Though anyone who lets a child see the cover of a manga version of them is sick filth who should be imprisoned. Banning everything will stop otaku from having defective genes somehow."
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 18, 2011, 02:08:26 AM
If only Sunic were an otaku, we could teach him Japanese and set him on this guy.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2011, 12:15:12 PM
If only Sunic were an otaku, we could teach him Japanese and set him on this guy.

Start by translating Hi Welcome.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 18, 2011, 01:57:14 PM
If only Sunic were an otaku, we could teach him Japanese and set him on this guy.

Start by translating Hi Welcome.
Trouble is, there are multiple versions of "Hi" depending on time of day.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 18, 2011, 04:26:39 PM
Not a problem.

Youkoso yo!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on March 19, 2011, 05:09:13 PM
Now off to watch Madoka 11!
About that... (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/03/16/madoka-cancelled/)

I am not happy about this at all.


I shall have to book a flight to Japan and help rebuild their studio myself...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 19, 2011, 05:47:04 PM
Now off to watch Madoka 11!
About that... (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/03/16/madoka-cancelled/)

I am not happy about this at all.


I shall have to book a flight to Japan and help rebuild their studio myself...

What, you haven't mastered astral projection yet?  :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on March 19, 2011, 05:48:39 PM
I find my astral self isnt really capable of manual labour.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Gods_Trick on March 19, 2011, 05:58:26 PM

I think we should google japanese forums for the user with the highest usage of Youkoso Yo. We will have then found Japanese Sunic. I leave the problem of how to sic him on anti-manganists a problem for bilingual minds.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 19, 2011, 11:43:37 PM
Not that it was obviously an approximate translation.

?????????would probably work just as well.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 20, 2011, 05:14:49 PM
Nanoha Force
[spoiler]"There are no islands or ships in the surrounding waters. There are no protected species in the area!" "HQ and the Agency authorise the unsealing of Captain Yagami's Limiter!" (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_senki_lyrical_nanoha_force/v03/c013/13.html)

Holy fuck shes been working out (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_senki_lyrical_nanoha_force/v03/c013/15.html).[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 22, 2011, 01:22:06 AM
Negima:

[spoiler]
It's official, now Fate's fighting only for the lulz. Or perhaps love, but he just didn't realize it, being an evil monster and everything.

Mahora academy has heavy gunships. On the hands of the students. Does anybody actually does some studying there anymore?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 22, 2011, 02:27:56 AM
Negima:

[spoiler]
It's official, now Fate's fighting only for the lulz. Or perhaps love, but he just didn't realize it, being an evil monster and everything.

Mahora academy has heavy gunships. On the hands of the students. Does anybody actually does some studying there anymore?
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I think they built some of those.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Gods_Trick on March 22, 2011, 04:38:28 PM
Negima:

[spoiler]
It's official, now Fate's fighting only for the lulz. Or perhaps love, but he just didn't realize it, being an evil monster and everything.

Mahora academy has heavy gunships. On the hands of the students. Does anybody actually does some studying there anymore?
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I think they built some of those.[/spoiler]

Engineering department if my memory of the Mahora Festival is accurate.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 22, 2011, 11:38:38 PM
Inspector 24

[spoiler]
Cool new intro!

The infamous last dinner scene, fully animated! Except for the special african dish, guess the joke is harder to do when you can see what they're actually eating.

Excellen didn't even go to the hospital for a check up and right up to the frontlines. Guess they don't have much free time.

Inspectors pull a giant cannon of doom out of nowhere. Even the Shaddow Mirrors point out why exactly they didn't use it before.

Inspector girl basically commits suicide after Sikalog gets staked. It's a wonder her mecha just didn't explode after being cut in half, since that's what happens with all other giant robots that get cut in half in the show. Not made of explodium?

Dragon inspector first was all "I can block the freaking sword that smites evil! I'm invincible" and then he was all "GRANZON AIMING AT ME CRAP CRAP CRAP CCCCRRRRAAAAPPPPP!!!!"

Lamia trying to stab Axel and W16 puting herself on the way was a nice touch. Except one is left to wonder when exactly she lost her own lazer sword wich she could've used to parry the attack. And did she really have to use her own cockpit to take the blow? I kinda would've prefered the "My mecha gets reduced to wreckage after taking all of the Alteisen Riese's ammo in one go"

Wendolo really silent while his minions are being butchered and he just lost his super weapon. Well his little brother escaped alive to backstab him later.

I have a dark desire to see more of Shu ass kicking.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 28, 2011, 01:35:05 AM
Inspector 25
[spoiler]Thought it was a continuity error at first, but no. That's actually the Guarbein Gunner. Huh.

...Wendolo really is an Einst. :o
"these annoying little animals who devoured the Fruit of Knowledge"... yeah, we're nothing like Angels. Just ignore our glowing red cores.

Oh god, his Dikastes has tentacles now. :o And then it goes and transforms into a beast.

Quote from: Shu
Masaki, don't you have something that could help us here?
:lmao Even Shu noticed he wasn't using Cyflash.

Axel: *attacks Alt* "Why don't you transform like Wendolo?"
Kyosuke: "I don't need that power to defeat you!"
I think your communication skills need some work, Kyosuke. Someone could get the wrong idea. :rollseyes

Oh god, these subs are awful.
Gilliam: "Vindel Mauser!"
Subs: "Ather Panzer!"
What is that even supposed to mean? Another line is just subbed "?"

That "army of Gilliam bioroids" plan probably isn't going to work, Vindel, but I can't blame you for not knowing about implied retcons that happened in another continuity after your game was created.

ERAAAAAASE

And the JAM Project instrumental begins to play. "Love you, love you, sekai ga..."

No, Sanger, he's not the dark stranger. You're thinking of the guy he's fighting. Kinda.

"Consecutive Supreme sword attacks, my one weakness!"

"Lamia, you can understand innuendo. Truly you are my masterpiece."

How exactly do you fall over in space? It seems linked to cyborgs being redeemed through death somehow.

Umm... in that reaction shot does Excellen's pilot suit not cover her neck? I shouldn't be complaining when we have Aya, but still.

Tyrant Breaker YES. Make Zwei's final attack completely pointless while you're at it.

...did Gilliam just crucify himself? On a section of the Zweizergain's head which is only accessible when its armour is blasted off? ??? How are they breathing in space? WHERE THE HELL DID THE POWER RANGER HELMET COME FROM?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 29, 2011, 12:12:10 AM
Inspector 25
[spoiler]
Well since Axel is last Shaddow Mirror standing, I think now there's a possibility that he surrenders and cries for mercy aknowledges Kyosuke as being the good guy and allies with him to kick giant Einst ass.

...Wendolo really is an Einst. :o
"these annoying little animals who devoured the Fruit of Knowledge"... yeah, we're nothing like Angels. Just ignore our glowing red cores.
I owe you a cookie for that one.

Axel: *attacks Alt* "Why don't you transform like Wendolo?"
Kyosuke: "I don't need that power to defeat you!"
I think your communication skills need some work, Kyosuke. Someone could get the wrong idea. :rollseyes
What? Even Kyosuke has a dark side. And the einst do offer some pretty nifty work benefits. :p

"Consecutive Supreme sword attacks, my one weakness!"
Specially hilarous if you consider one of his subordinates was actually immune to it! :P

"Lamia, you can understand innuendo. Truly you are my masterpiece."
Big boobed cyborgs that can understand dirty jokes. That's what you get when Excellen plays mad scientist.

How exactly do you fall over in space? It seems linked to cyborgs being redeemed through death somehow.
Wasn't it all the bullet impacts pushing her forward? Also, Howling Rifle hell yeah!

Tyrant Breaker YES. Make Zwei's final attack completely pointless while you're at it.
Indeed, beating what was suposed to be one of the strongest bosses in this continuity at his own game must have been Bullet's top moment in all of SRW.

...did Gilliam just crucify himself? On a section of the Zweizergain's head which is only accessible when its armour is blasted off? ??? How are they breathing in space? WHERE THE HELL DID THE POWER RANGER HELMET COME FROM?
I have honestly no freaking idea. By the moment the helmet showed up my brain had already fried with all the absurdity out of nowhere.

BTW, is there any confirmation that Guilliam is an actual human and not some super cyborg/alien/clone/zombie?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on March 29, 2011, 01:07:49 AM
[spoiler]
How exactly do you fall over in space? It seems linked to cyborgs being redeemed through death somehow.
Wasn't it all the bullet impacts pushing her forward? Also, Howling Rifle hell yeah![/spoiler]
[spoiler]The WeissSaber was perfectly still in the previous shot.[/spoiler]

Quote
[spoiler]BTW, is there any confirmation that Guilliam is an actual human and not some super cyborg/alien/clone/zombie?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]See, that's what I would have assumed until Vindel also left his mech without a helmet. OGG and Z imply that Gilliam is a "Sphere Holder".
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on March 29, 2011, 01:20:35 AM
[spoiler]
How exactly do you fall over in space? It seems linked to cyborgs being redeemed through death somehow.
Wasn't it all the bullet impacts pushing her forward? Also, Howling Rifle hell yeah![/spoiler]
[spoiler]The WeissSaber was perfectly still in the previous shot.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
Considering the stuff blowing up inside the mecha, there was no lack of secondary explosions for propulsion I believe.

Also that seemed to be a regular Ashsaber to me. Specially because the Shaddow Mirrors never got to AshSaber mass production in the anime, thus doesn't make much sense they would be able to deploy stronger models.

[/spoiler]

Quote
[spoiler]BTW, is there any confirmation that Guilliam is an actual human and not some super cyborg/alien/clone/zombie?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]See, that's what I would have assumed until Vindel also left his mech without a helmet. OGG and Z imply that Gilliam is a "Sphere Holder".
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
Well who says Vindel is an human? Lemon was a zombie robot and nobody noticed anything untill she said so. It's quite possible the Shaddow Mirrors leader took the same process to try to make himself immortal/stronger, being all war-obsessed and stuff.

Still doesn't explain them talking in space, but considering we can hear mechas explosions and tiger roars, they talking in vacuum is perfectly expected.
[/spoiler]



Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on March 30, 2011, 07:05:44 AM
I suppose they have the right numbers and colors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KipC_z4Vawg)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on March 31, 2011, 04:22:32 PM
Kaname Madoka is a magical girl who wears a red and white dress with yellow accents and ties her hair into short twintails with ribbon. Her friend Mami has blonde hair styled into drill curls and always seems to get the worst of it when there's trouble. Meanwhile dark-haired Homura has a knack for zipping away from danger with no problem at all. Sayaka has short blue hair, a matching blue dress with white trim, and a sort of ill-advised gung ho in the face of strong enemies. Her best friend Hitomi has green hair but always seems to be a supporting character. Rounding out the cast is Kyouko, who means well but sometimes resorts to violence when it might not be necessary. Perhaps she's a little bipolar.

[spoiler](http://i.imgur.com/o6ZZA.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 01, 2011, 06:23:40 AM
Magical Girl Management Simulation (http://illucalab.com/incubator/incubatore.html)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 04, 2011, 12:45:47 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Students are so easy to trick aren't they...

And also. EVA-CHAN! <3[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 04, 2011, 12:56:34 AM
The Inspector 26 (final episode)
[spoiler]Geez, the cameos. In order:
The Cry Wolves squad (OGG)
Giado and Garnet
Touma (Alpha 3)
"Fighter Roa" Kouta, his sis and Compatible Kaiser! (OGG) It couldn't not show up in this.

That's right, a certain captain never turned evil, did he?

No OP this time.

ROCKS begins to play.
"I'm borrowing this, Vindel." Wow, sure is convenient that XXXgain units are so compatible.

An actual transformation sequence for RyuKoOh? Nice, even if I'm not sure it's physically possible.

Did they just use a Banpreios-grade HTB Cannon?

They kill the Neue Regisseur and Beowulf shows up? :o
Apparently he's just a mass of tentacles from the waist down, and has a Revolving Stake on his arm. And is possibly Jetzt Regisseur.
Send in the clones! Grungust, SRX, Cybuster and... your guess is as good as mine on the one with hair.

The Nacht turns into a white... thing (Jetzt?) with big back thrusters. And Beowulf no longer looks like Kyosuke by this point.

Oh, so now you need a helmet to use it.

Beowulf is going out of his way to make the old Einst leader seem like a swell guy. He made Alfimi cry!

"Full Impact Cannon, Dead End Shoot" with three generators? Sure, why not. Let's throw in every other attack while we're at it.

Did... Beowulf just summon red and blue oni?

Don't you hate it when that happens, Kyosuke?



What's up with Kusuha's outfit in the ending?

Excellen, did you rip off Lamia's "if I ever become a doll" thing?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 04, 2011, 01:14:22 AM
Negima thoughts
[spoiler]I see Akamatsu returns with two of his favorite elements: minor characters making cameo appearances, and stripping.

And yeah, Mahora students must be the most gullible group of people on the planet. I suspect something is added to their cafeteria meals. Or alternatively it's because of the tree and its influence - but serious explanations are never fun.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 04, 2011, 06:19:35 AM
Negima thoughts
[spoiler]I see Akamatsu returns with two of his favorite elements: minor characters making cameo appearances, and stripping.

And yeah, Mahora students must be the most gullible group of people on the planet. I suspect something is added to their cafeteria meals. Or alternatively it's because of the tree and its influence - but serious explanations are never fun.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]It helps when a quarter of the students are in on the masquerade anyway. And as we've seen, their regular activities are much along these lines anyway.


...we're gonna see the Mahora students outgun three armies aren't we?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 04, 2011, 06:33:25 AM
Negima thoughts
[spoiler]I see Akamatsu returns with two of his favorite elements: minor characters making cameo appearances, and stripping.

And yeah, Mahora students must be the most gullible group of people on the planet. I suspect something is added to their cafeteria meals. Or alternatively it's because of the tree and its influence - but serious explanations are never fun.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]It helps when a quarter of the students are in on the masquerade anyway. And as we've seen, their regular activities are much along these lines anyway.


...we're gonna see the Mahora students outgun three armies aren't we?[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Then again, students being students, kids being kids, its natural to want to turn everything into an excuse for fun.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on April 04, 2011, 09:03:47 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Lolfudonshi.

Also, Commentator Guy is one serious badass. Notice how he's fighting without a gun or a protective robe even after those were given out.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on April 04, 2011, 09:45:28 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Lolfudonshi.

Also, Commentator Guy is one serious badass. Notice how he's fighting without a gun or a protective robe even after those were given out.[/spoiler]

He's also using FIST BULLETS™.

That's points in my book.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 04, 2011, 12:20:46 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Lolfudonshi.

Also, Commentator Guy is one serious badass. Notice how he's fighting without a gun or a protective robe even after those were given out.[/spoiler]

He's also using FIST BULLETS™.

That's points in my book.
If you read the kanji, the bullets are Raw Manly Spirit.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 04, 2011, 01:32:01 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Lolfudonshi.

Also, Commentator Guy is one serious badass. Notice how he's fighting without a gun or a protective robe even after those were given out.[/spoiler]

He's also using FIST BULLETS™.

That's points in my book.
If you read the kanji, the bullets are Raw Manly Spirit.

He weaponized GAR
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 05, 2011, 12:07:58 AM
The Inspector 26 (final episode)
[spoiler]

An actual transformation sequence for RyuKoOh? Nice, even if I'm not sure it's physically possible.
There already had been one in a previous episode...

Did they just use a Banpreios-grade HTB Cannon?
Dunno, I was kinda blinded by the tornado blade throwing the Regisseur into a pile of clouds IN SPACE!

They kill the Neue Regisseur and Beowulf shows up? :o
Told you so! :p

Apparently he's just a mass of tentacles from the waist down, and has a Revolving Stake on his arm. And is possibly Jetzt Regisseur.
Send in the clones! Grungust, SRX, Cybuster and... your guess is as good as mine on the one with hair.
The fists made me think it was a Soulgain evil clone.

Oh, so now you need a helmet to use it.
What I would like to know is where the hell the power rangers helmet went. :mad

Beowulf is going out of his way to make the old Einst leader seem like a swell guy. He made Alfimi cry!
He also one-shoted her with his freaking sidearm!

"Full Impact Cannon, Dead End Shoot" with three generators? Sure, why not. Let's throw in every other attack while we're at it.
They kinda did. First time we saw the giganscudo anchor thingies.

Did... Beowulf just summon red and blue oni?
CHEN-I mean, are we seeing anime being inspired by Touhou instead of the other way around? :o

Don't you hate it when that happens, Kyosuke?
He's kinda used to it. But I believe Axel hated even more being literally dismembered.

What's up with Kusuha's outfit in the ending?
Eeerrr, chinese fanservice?

Excellen, did you rip off Lamia's "if I ever become a doll" thing?
But she does says that on the game!

Overall, very good ending episode, but would've been better if they had split it between two as everything felt kinda rushed. Was expecting Beowulf. Was not expecting clones or white transformation (as einsts are usually all multi-color). And WTF hapened with the white green star?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 05, 2011, 12:26:17 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Lolfudonshi.

Also, Commentator Guy is one serious badass. Notice how he's fighting without a gun or a protective robe even after those were given out.[/spoiler]

He's also using FIST BULLETS™.

That's points in my book.
If you read the kanji, the bullets are Raw Manly Spirit.

He weaponized GAR
Y'know, I never quite got what GAR stood for.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 05, 2011, 12:38:50 AM
Y'know, I never quite got what GAR stood for.
After a particular scene in the anime adaptation of Fate/stay night, someone posted (apparently on 4chan)...
Quote
I am GAY for Archer
...but mispelled it.

So basically, someone so manly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtus_%28virtue%29) he turns you gay. Just for him, mind.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 05, 2011, 01:17:40 AM
(http://www.anime44.com/images/dog-days.jpg) (http://www.anime44.com/category/dog-days)
Anyone watched the first ep of Dog Days (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_Days_%28anime%29")? Same director as Nanoha, with very similar character designs and Nana Mizuki (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UfMVd3Cbqg").
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 05, 2011, 03:13:35 AM
Y'know, I never quite got what GAR stood for.
After a particular scene in the anime adaptation of Fate/stay night, someone posted (apparently on 4chan)...
Quote
I am GAY for Archer
...but mispelled it.

So basically, someone so manly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtus_%28virtue%29) he turns you gay. Just for him, mind.

That's more disturbing than I expected.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 05, 2011, 12:53:08 PM
(http://www.anime44.com/images/dog-days.jpg) (http://www.anime44.com/category/dog-days)
Anyone watched the first ep of Dog Days (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_Days_%28anime%29")? Same director as Nanoha, with very similar character designs and Nana Mizuki (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UfMVd3Cbqg").

So much inumimi!

And you're right, it looks pretty damn Nanoha-like.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2011, 03:46:17 PM
Yes its similar, but the premise is so Zero no Tsukaima.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on April 05, 2011, 06:24:13 PM
Y'know, I never quite got what GAR stood for.
After a particular scene in the anime adaptation of Fate/stay night, someone posted (apparently on 4chan)...
Quote
I am GAY for Archer
...but mispelled it.

So basically, someone so manly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtus_%28virtue%29) he turns you gay. Just for him, mind.

That's more disturbing than I expected.

I want to know how he missed T when he did that. Because that's the truly disturbing part.

Fake edit: Crap, I've used my 2 posts for this hour. Oh wait, this isn't Danbooru.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 05, 2011, 08:11:12 PM
Yes its similar, but the premise is so Zero no Tsukaima.

"Normal guy sucked into fantasy world, abused by tsundere love interest bitch"?

Fitting that all characters are dogs, then.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 06, 2011, 01:06:40 AM
Yes its similar, but the premise is so Zero no Tsukaima.

"Normal guy sucked into fantasy world, abused by tsundere love interest bitch"?

Fitting that all characters are dogs, then.

Aye. I'd rather the cats win though, coz I'm a cat person.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 07, 2011, 06:16:31 AM
I've really fallen behind on this thread(s).

I blame bleach, nothing to rant about.

P.S. His badge's full bring is Gesuga Tensho. His full bring is Tensa Zangetsu.
How ... Original.

P.S.S. Cliffhanger: He is covered in a black hued raitsu(sp).
Bets on it not being his powers just yet (needs to be super full-bringer first)?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on April 09, 2011, 12:48:08 AM
I've really fallen behind on this thread(s).

I blame bleach, nothing to rant about.

P.S. His badge's full bring is Gesuga Tensho. His full bring is Tensa Zangetsu.
How ... Original.

P.S.S. Cliffhanger: He is covered in a black hued raitsu(sp).
Bets on it not being his powers just yet (needs to be super full-bringer first)?

Am I the only one who thinks this fullbring crap is....well... crap?

I mean, seriously, if he needs his powers back, why don't pimp out his older abilities? Does he needs to get a new set of them that does the same as the old abilities?  :banghead
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2011, 01:03:51 AM
Better to develop other characters, like turning his sisters into PCs.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 09, 2011, 05:11:56 PM
Seeing it was created by Go Nagai, I watched the first ep of Dororon Enma-kun (which appears to be a remake) out of curiosity. And, um... is this supposed to be a kid's show? :twitch
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 09, 2011, 05:24:50 PM
Seeing it was created by Go Nagai, I watched the first ep of Dororon Enma-kun (which appears to be a remake) out of curiosity. And, um... is this supposed to be a kid's show? :twitch
Mazinger was supposed to be a kid's show, and if Mazinkaiser is any indication, there's plenty of fanservice in it, so... yeah.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 09, 2011, 05:28:42 PM
Seeing it was created by Go Nagai, I watched the first ep of Dororon Enma-kun (which appears to be a remake) out of curiosity. And, um... is this supposed to be a kid's show? :twitch
Mazinger was supposed to be a kid's show, and if Mazinkaiser is any indication, there's plenty of fanservice in it, so... yeah.
I was referring more to the scene where a face-eating demon tries to impale people with his pointy metal penis while shouting "Delicious! Delicious!"
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 09, 2011, 08:58:31 PM
Seeing it was created by Go Nagai, I watched the first ep of Dororon Enma-kun (which appears to be a remake) out of curiosity. And, um... is this supposed to be a kid's show? :twitch

Why the impression that anything created by Go Nagai is a kids' show?

Okay, because it actually is. It's just that Nagai thinks horrible violence and borderline hentai material are a-ok for the kiddies.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 09, 2011, 09:03:58 PM
And hey, let's not bring Kekko Kamen into this one. Which is basically a story about a vigilante Defender of Porn Justice whose costume is a pair of boots, gloves, a scarf and a bunny-eared hood. And nothing else.

She fights the perverted principals of an all-girls school who sexually torture "misbehaving" students for the littlest things.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 10, 2011, 03:35:48 PM
Quote
Madoka airing dates now confirmed and announced on the official HP.

MBS ???4/21?Thu?26:40? Episode 11 and 12
TBS???4/21?Thu?27:00? Episode 10,11 and 12
CBC???4/24?Sun?26:45? Episode 10,11 and 12
Not QUITE Walpurgisnacht, I guess.

Bonus[spoiler](http://i.imgur.com/ondL2.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 10, 2011, 05:19:01 PM
Let's see if I understand, the Madoka crew is the dangerous gang of yakuza girls hanging out at night looking for trouble and Sakura is the nice-behaved girl trying to hurry home whitout atracting unwanted atention?

Okay, because it actually is. It's just that Nagai thinks horrible violence and borderline hentai material are a-ok for the kiddies.

You ever stoped to pick up a Marvel comics nowadays and give it a look? Perhaps one of the Ultimates? Or the marvel zombies saga?  
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 10, 2011, 05:57:38 PM
You forget, Marvel is trying really hard to be taken seriously as adult entertainment of late. (By which I mean the last 20 years.)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 10, 2011, 08:22:53 PM
^^
Basically yeah, Madoka girls hunt eldritch abominations at the behest of a mephistopheles expy.
Sakura captures cards that are 'good kids' really, just a little unruly, and mostly just trying to test her worth as a master than to really do a lot of damage.

Jewel Seeds are from a universe that destroyed itself through abuse of magic.

Jewel Seeds = Grief Seeds?
They both turn into monsters and carry an absurd amount of energy...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 10, 2011, 08:57:58 PM
^^
Basically yeah, Madoka girls hunt eldritch abominations at the behest of a mephistopheles expy.
Sakura captures cards that are 'good kids' really, just a little unruly, and mostly just trying to test her worth as a master than to really do a lot of damage.

I'll agree that the cards are "good kids", confused/bored at worst, and it's mostly fun and games and creepily white lesbian best friend dressing up Sakura in the first arc.

Then we enter the second arc where the dude that made them shows up, and he's a complete psycho, puting people's lifes on the line to make Sakura convert cards faster. Wich ends with the whole city being held hostage.

And that's not even touching in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, where it's revealed Clow has been seriously messing up stuff all over the multiverse.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 10, 2011, 09:04:51 PM
Let's see if I understand, the Madoka crew is the dangerous gang of yakuza girls hanging out at night looking for trouble and Sakura is the nice-behaved girl trying to hurry home whitout atracting unwanted atention?
No, Sakura! Stay away from the vicious deconstruction!

You ever stoped to pick up a Marvel comics nowadays and give it a look? Perhaps one of the Ultimates? Or the marvel zombies saga?  
Go Nagai was first though.

You forget, Marvel is trying really hard to be taken seriously as adult entertainment of late. (By which I mean the last 20 years.)
Because gratitous violence, gore and fanservice is just the thing you have to do to be taken as serious, adult entertainment.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on April 10, 2011, 09:10:22 PM
You forget, Marvel is trying really hard to be taken seriously as adult entertainment of late. (By which I mean the last 20 years.)
Because gratitous violence, gore and fanservice is just the thing you have to do to be taken as serious, adult entertainment.
:D
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 10, 2011, 09:21:25 PM
Then we enter the second arc where the dude that made them shows up, and he's a complete psycho, puting people's lifes on the line to make Sakura convert cards faster. Wich ends with the whole city being held hostage.
The manga makes it clearer, but basically nobody else was in any danger at all, but he had a time limit before the cards started burning out from mana depletion so he had to really push Sakura. Not sure about the expanded multiverse though. Never read that myself.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 11, 2011, 12:30:43 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Meh, at least this means that Eva can jump through and kick ass.[/spoiler]

Oh and this
[spoiler](http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7417/2c9f8cf70b915f9e5ef0be5.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on April 11, 2011, 12:40:20 AM
I have to say that is pretty much how I envision that particular encounter would end
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 11, 2011, 12:42:10 AM
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l545/SAX98/549px-NegimaNutshell.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 11, 2011, 12:56:07 AM
Let's see if I understand, the Madoka crew is the dangerous gang of yakuza girls hanging out at night looking for trouble and Sakura is the nice-behaved girl trying to hurry home whitout atracting unwanted atention?
No, Sakura! Stay away from the vicious deconstruction!
Hmm, you realize Sakura is partially a dere-construction of the magic girl genre itself right? For starters she has no natural transformation sequence, its her lesbian best friend that makes her the frilly clothes ("because magic girls must wear them!" on her own words), then videotapes everything and watches it. The familiar isn't taken seriously by anybody most of the time because he looks like a plushie, and instead of monster of the week we have confused/bored magic card of the week. Not to mention the rival (Syaoran) is always behind Sakura in raw power terms, breaking up with the usual "super-powerfull rival appears out of nowhere!" that even Madoka does.

Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 11, 2011, 01:01:54 AM
Let's see if I understand, the Madoka crew is the dangerous gang of yakuza girls hanging out at night looking for trouble and Sakura is the nice-behaved girl trying to hurry home whitout atracting unwanted atention?
No, Sakura! Stay away from the vicious deconstruction!
Hmm, you realize Sakura is partially a dere-construction of the magic girl genre itself right? For starters she has no natural transformation sequence, its her lesbian best friend that makes her the frilly clothes ("because magic girls must wear them!" on her own words), then videotapes everything and watches it. The familiar isn't taken seriously by anybody most of the time because he looks like a plushie, and instead of monster of the week we have confused/bored magic card of the week. Not to mention the rival (Syaoran) is always behind Sakura in raw power terms, breaking up with the usual "super-powerfull rival appears out of nowhere!" that even Madoka does.
Heck, Sailor Moon was a deconstruction. Magical girls that fight? What madness is this?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 11, 2011, 01:10:29 AM
TVtropes disagrees with that Sailor moon being the first with fighting magic girls. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MajokkoMegChan)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 11, 2011, 01:18:53 AM
You forget, Marvel is trying really hard to be taken seriously as adult entertainment of late. (By which I mean the last 20 years.)
Because gratitous violence, gore and fanservice is just the thing you have to do to be taken as serious, adult entertainment.
:D
I never commented on its degree of success, naturally.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 11, 2011, 01:58:53 AM
My next analogy in real when possible.
[spoiler](http://cdn.leasticoulddo.com/comics/20091103.gif)

In other news, also done with a full reread of LicD.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 11, 2011, 03:13:22 AM
@Oslecamo:
Yeah, I know. Hence why I said vicious deconstruction. The difference is like watching a shoddily built tower of wooden blocks: you can grab the pieces and rearrange them into something else entirely, or you can just laugh maniacally and push the whole thing over. Not saying the latter approach is bad, though. It can be vastly entertaining in its own right.

Hey, there's a new Negima? Let's check.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 11, 2011, 08:25:14 AM
^^
I think of it as setting the tower on fire while you laugh maniacally instead. :D

Let's see if I understand, the Madoka crew is the dangerous gang of yakuza girls hanging out at night looking for trouble and Sakura is the nice-behaved girl trying to hurry home whitout atracting unwanted atention?
No, Sakura! Stay away from the vicious deconstruction!
Hmm, you realize Sakura is partially a dere-construction of the magic girl genre itself right? For starters she has no natural transformation sequence, its her lesbian best friend that makes her the frilly clothes ("because magic girls must wear them!" on her own words), then videotapes everything and watches it. The familiar isn't taken seriously by anybody most of the time because he looks like a plushie, and instead of monster of the week we have confused/bored magic card of the week. Not to mention the rival (Syaoran) is always behind Sakura in raw power terms, breaking up with the usual "super-powerfull rival appears out of nowhere!" that even Madoka does.
Well, Syaoran missed out on the power up Sakura got. So for season 2 hes kinda decorative. The gap wasn't so big initially though, given that he can cast spells on his own without cards(supposedly five elements magic, though all we see is the lightning blast) and he did have the Time captured.

RE: Nanoha-Madoka crossover
Really though, the Madoka-verse seems a perfect origin for Lost Logia.
Dangerous forbidden magic exploitation, Jewel/Grief Seeds.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 11, 2011, 05:16:14 PM
Well, Syaoran missed out on the power up Sakura got. So for season 2 hes kinda decorative. The gap wasn't so big initially though, given that he can cast spells on his own without cards(supposedly five elements magic, though all we see is the lightning blast) and he did have the Time captured.
Wich reminds me of the only moment on the series wich made me RAGE, the final judgement, when Yue goes all "Epic spell turning suckers!", and Sakura proceeds to be saved by the magic teacher with artifact of plot because she's the main character.

Also Syaoran does use basic Wind (to catch falling Sakura here and there), Fire (when fighting Snow and at least in one other instance) and Water (when Eriol turns him into a puppet). Plus the magic of Heart, by their powers combined, Sakura becomes the new card mistress! Because in any work by CLAMP true feelings are the biggest power available, so suposedly Syaoran just being there cheering is quite important.

Mind you, in the manga he doesn't even gets to catch a single card. Altough the whole deck was much smaller in there.

In Tsubasa he gets a lot more screen time and chances to (literally) kick ass, since Sakura spends most of the time comatose and stuff, but even then it's heavily implied Sakura is on a completely diferent level, since
[spoiler]
Each tiny fragment of her soul is an object of almost limitless power that can be used for all kind of crazy stuff.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 11, 2011, 07:03:32 PM
Might have gotten further if he was a cute girl :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 11, 2011, 08:34:05 PM
I recommend you to do read it then. Sakura does gets more and more active as the series progresses untill she's kicking ass herself.  Here, have some quick spoilers:

[spoiler]
(http://i3.mangareader.net/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles/131/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles-561216.jpg)
(http://i17.mangareader.net/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles/131/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles-561225.jpg)
(http://i3.mangareader.net/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles/136/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles-561327.jpg)
(http://i5.mangareader.net/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles/136/tsubasa-reservoir-chronicles-561332.jpg)

Yes, those two last panels are  goth-dominatrix Sakura literally leading the main male characters by a leash. :p

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2011, 12:24:43 AM
Might have gotten further if he was a cute girl :P


He should be a Masou Shoujo then.
[spoiler](http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc312/kuromono/kzd-9.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 12, 2011, 01:32:11 AM
Fate/stay night: the campaign

[spoiler]Okay, so the two Servants face off, the-
I draw my swords and attack him
You... what? I said to build a ranger.
You said this class was the same as ranger. I chose the TWF style.
Did the name Archer not tip you off?

I rolled a 19. That means I... die.
Wait, what? How can you not be immune to death effects? You're epic!
...look, let's just say that the spear didn't...
Screw you guys, I'm out of here.
...I'm immune to death effects.
Shut up Archy.

Wow, you're really having your character sacrifice himself so the others can get away? I'm impressed.
Wait, what, sacrifice myself? Why would I do something like that? I cast Sudden Persisted time stop then draw my wand of cloud of knives...
Rocks. Fall.

Okay, I'm giving you another chance. You can take over an NPC.
Woohoo!
Just don't turn Shirou into your old character, okay?

Hey guys.
You're back?
Did not see that coming.
Yeah, after that last... incident I got him to build a character using only NPC classes this time. So let's take a look.
Here you go.
...why does a freaking commoner have an attack bonus with three digits?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: bobert680 on April 12, 2011, 09:11:49 AM
Fate/stay night: the campaign

[spoiler]Okay, so the two Servants face off, the-
I draw my swords and attack him
You... what? I said to build a ranger.
You said this class was the same as ranger. I chose the TWF style.
Did the name Archer not tip you off?

I rolled a 19. That means I... die.
Wait, what? How can you not be immune to death effects? You're epic!
...look, let's just say that the spear didn't...
Screw you guys, I'm out of here.
...I'm immune to death effects.
Shut up Archy.

Wow, you're really having your character sacrifice himself so the others can get away? I'm impressed.
Wait, what, sacrifice myself? Why would I do something like that? I cast Sudden Persisted time stop then draw my wand of cloud of knives...
Rocks. Fall.

Okay, I'm giving you another chance. You can take over an NPC.
Woohoo!
Just don't turn Shirou into your old character, okay?

Hey guys.
You're back?
Did not see that coming.
Yeah, after that last... incident I got him to build a character using only NPC classes this time. So let's take a look.
Here you go.
...why does a freaking commoner have an attack bonus with three digits?
[/spoiler]
i lol'd so hard i choked (and i wasn't eating anything)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 12, 2011, 07:10:42 PM
But... that's not how it happened... (http://mangastream.com/read/dragon_ball_sd/45372691/1) :(
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 14, 2011, 05:52:05 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]It's official. His fullbring powers are his shinigami powers.

His real body is at stake this go. Normal mortals can see him (so what?) and theres been hints that his normal body is harder to heal. He is the protagonist and thus immune from permanent damage anyway so who cares. Lamest debuff ever.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 14, 2011, 11:12:25 AM
Tite Kubo, you rascal.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 18, 2011, 02:33:07 AM
Shameless plug (http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=11654.0) of my new SRW K Let's Play.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 18, 2011, 08:51:14 PM
So apparently the next Nanoha fighting game (Gears of Destiny) will add as playable characters Arf, Yuuno, Vivio, Einh (http://i.imgur.com/ERwig.jpg)art and Thoma (http://i.imgur.com/M1j4S.jpg). Time travel is involved. Also the clones (http://i.imgur.com/EYHc3.jpg) have more character development and Fate's is named Levi.

Old news, but never saw it mentioned.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 19, 2011, 03:18:05 PM
Anyone seen the source of this before? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzY-jP_7oYo)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 19, 2011, 03:34:00 PM
Anyone seen the source of this before? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzY-jP_7oYo)

The name isn't entirely unfamiliar, but no.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 20, 2011, 12:30:36 AM
Damn, I remember seeing that design, that emo fringe. Don't really know the source though.

Edit: Ah title says Gegege no Kitaro
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 20, 2011, 02:01:09 AM
So Dog Days ep3 is out. We learn more about the setting, including that it is possible to die, just that most battlefields and cities are in places protected by a war god (the same energy used for special attacks and communications). I smell plot.

A character named Loran, eh?

Nana Mizuki's character is adorable... de arimasu. :p

A piece of music which sounds like a cross between Theme of Combattler V and Faith is for the Transient People.

Also: lol.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 20, 2011, 03:42:28 AM
So Dog Days ep3 is out. We learn more about the setting, including that it is possible to die, just that most battlefields and cities are in places protected by a war god (the same energy used for special attacks and communications). I smell plot.

A character named Loran, eh?

Nana Mizuki's character is adorable... de arimasu. :p

A piece of music which sounds like a cross between Theme of Combattler V and Faith is for the Transient People.

Also: lol.

Wow, she's one contraction away from sounding chinese.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 20, 2011, 02:25:14 PM
Well, de arimasu is what you add at the end of the sentences if you want to sound really official and classy. Good for maids and ladies of war.

As for Dog Days themselves, I am afraid I am not too interested unless I receive recommendations from people I know their tastes are compatible with mine. From what I know of the series, it could be either really fun or a disappointment.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 20, 2011, 04:42:46 PM
She might as well use de gozaimasu.  :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 20, 2011, 04:58:00 PM
As for Dog Days themselves, I am afraid I am not too interested unless I receive recommendations from people I know their tastes are compatible with mine. From what I know of the series, it could be either really fun or a disappointment.
It's hard to tell so far, especially given how Nanoha turned out (starts as a Cardcaptor Sakura clone, ends as the chronicles of a futuristic military unit on another planet). I assume things will become more serious after a while.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on April 20, 2011, 10:29:23 PM
But de gozaimasu is for ninjas! Oh wait, that was de gozaru.

Well Prime, if I did not receive recommendations from people whose tastes are compatible with mine, then I would not watch Nanoha. That's my point here.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 20, 2011, 10:34:09 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Oh no, he has been bitch slapped down. Que off scene healing to power surge next comic![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 20, 2011, 11:59:28 PM
But de gozaimasu is for ninjas! Oh wait, that was de gozaru.

Well Prime, if I did not receive recommendations from people whose tastes are compatible with mine, then I would not watch Nanoha. That's my point here.
/HARISENWRONG!

That's SAMURAI!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 21, 2011, 12:02:41 AM
Actually, its both, it's just the ultra formal form you usually use to your liege, which both samurai and ninja are supposed to have.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 21, 2011, 12:27:02 AM
But de gozaimasu is for ninjas! Oh wait, that was de gozaru.
/HARISENWRONG!

That's SAMURAI!
(http://images.wikia.com/mahousenseinegima/images/2/27/Kaede_Nagase_pactio.jpg)(http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/3/7/7/kaede_nagase_773.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/v/AbVg94DL6tQ (http://www.youtube.com/v/AbVg94DL6tQ)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on April 21, 2011, 01:22:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/AbVg94DL6tQ[/url]

Kenshin used de gozaru in the Japanese dub. Kaede uses it as a shout out to him.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on April 21, 2011, 04:00:24 PM
One more reason to justify my soul being sold to Atlus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Vav3Lq2-g&fmt=18)  :evillaugh
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2011, 01:13:18 AM
Madoka

[spoiler](http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/982/hiymv.jpg)

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8105/madoka12epilogue.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on April 22, 2011, 05:17:56 AM
Wakfu (http://www.veoh.com/list/u/WakfuVideo) is pretty decent.  It starts off episodic and grows the beard around episode 15 or so.

It has some pretty decent fight scenes (this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxlwDTQPsXs) only has mild spoilers, provided you don't expand the youtube comments), and surprising decent scriptwriting.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2011, 05:33:45 AM
Meguca

[spoiler](http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7917/t9kbx.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 22, 2011, 05:48:41 AM
Unlimited Homura Works(Spoiler) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEO3Z6eqIRc)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2011, 11:27:38 AM
Madoka
Spoiler Warning
[spoiler]
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9290/madoka12goddess.jpg)

Kaname Madoka
Overdeity

Symbol: A Soulgem
Home Plane: Earth
Alignment: Neutral Good
Portfolio: Hope, Friendship, Love, Past, Present and Future, Magic
Worshippers: Mahou Shoujo
Cleric Alignments: LG, NG, CG
Domains: Courage, Creation, Family, Fate, Liberation, Pact, Renewal, Time
Favored Weapon: Bow
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on April 22, 2011, 11:47:08 AM
Madoka 11-12: Jesus.

[spoiler]Literally. That is all.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on April 22, 2011, 09:04:55 PM
Madoka ending:
[spoiler]I was very wary for the first part of the last episode, expecting a "and then I created a paradox, and everything was fine!" nonsense ending where the "oh yeah but uh everything that's happened not just in the series but all through history has changed and everyone has retroactively ceased to exist" part was left unaddressed. So instead witches were replaced by demons and apparently everything proceeded almost exactly as it did before. That's still rather annoying (I loathe the notion of "fate" and the idea that things just work out a certain way regardless), but much closer to satisfying than it could have been.

And Homu-chan was very badass. Especially those wings, both sets. I'm a sucker for wings. (How long was she falling from that building, though? Has PMMM been set on Coruscant all along?)

I was surprised that there was no Magia in the ending, though. The very end certainly called for it.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 23, 2011, 01:23:27 AM
Madoka ending:
[spoiler]I was very wary for the first part of the last episode, expecting a "and then I created a paradox, and everything was fine!" nonsense ending where the "oh yeah but uh everything that's happened not just in the series but all through history has changed and everyone has retroactively ceased to exist" part was left unaddressed. So instead witches were replaced by demons and apparently everything proceeded almost exactly as it did before. That's still rather annoying (I loathe the notion of "fate" and the idea that things just work out a certain way regardless), but much closer to satisfying than it could have been.

And Homu-chan was very badass. Especially those wings, both sets. I'm a sucker for wings. (How long was she falling from that building, though? Has PMMM been set on Coruscant all along?)

I was surprised that there was no Magia in the ending, though. The very end certainly called for it.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]I think Magia playing when Homura unleashed her awesome at Walpurgis Night would have been more awesome. Because she is so awesome.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 23, 2011, 01:56:59 AM
Madoka
[spoiler]Homura appears to have completely different powers now. Nice to see the bow.

The wiki believes the (non-obvious) Puella Magi shown to be Mother Teresa, Anne Frank and Himiko (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himiko).

As pointed out on GitP, it didn't air on Walpurgis Night. It aired on Good Friday.

Crossing Madoka over with the Nasuverse would have interesting results. :p (Joan of Arc made a contract with the planet...)

We have proof now that the spinoff manga really is just a Dolled Up Installment.

Also, looks like there's another entry for the TTGL-tier lists.[/spoiler]

On a related note, Madoka and Homura share VAs with Platinum the Trinity and, um, Taokaka. :p
EDIT: Mami is Navi? :o
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on April 23, 2011, 02:04:13 AM
Madoka
[spoiler]Homura appears to have completely different powers now. Nice to see the bow.

The wiki believes the (non-obvious) Puella Magi shown to be Mother Teresa, Anne Frank and Himiko (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himiko).

As pointed out on GitP, it didn't air on Walpurgis Night. It aired on Good Friday.

Crossing Madoka over with the Nasuverse would have interesting results. :p (Joan of Arc made a contract with the planet...)

We have proof now that the spinoff manga really is just a Dolled Up Installment.

Also, looks like there's another entry for the TTGL-tier lists.[/spoiler]

On a related note, Madoka and Homura share VAs with Platinum the Trinity and, um, Taokaka. :p

This greatly disturbs me.... and I have the DLC announcer pack too.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 23, 2011, 02:15:21 AM
On a related note, Madoka and Homura share VAs with Platinum the Trinity and, um, Taokaka. :p

This greatly disturbs me.... and I have the DLC announcer pack too.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChiwaSaito

Also, Kyouko is Agita's av. And Kyubey is Kagami from Lucky Star.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on April 23, 2011, 10:38:53 AM
Also, Kyouko is Agita's av.
(http://i52.tinypic.com/9u4tg1.png)
SFT is mai... wait, what?

Please tell me Sayaka is Setsuna.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 23, 2011, 12:12:11 PM
You know, while watching ep11 I had a thought, and burst into laughter.
[spoiler]Homura vs Huckebein[/spoiler]

SPOILERS
[spoiler]Also, someone needs to draw a pic of HomuLink with a winged yellow Soul Gem flying around saying "Hey Listen!"[/spoiler]


EDIT: Kind of late to this, but anyone want to stat Heimdall as an epic spell?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 25, 2011, 12:16:34 PM
Madoka True OP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCA5UL1fK48)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 25, 2011, 03:42:19 PM
Dog Days ep4
[spoiler]"Gaul-sama, yay!"

Badass ninja are badass.

Did they just set off the bombs via sisfist?

The three idiots are named after colours apparently - Noir, Vert, Jaune. Easy to remember I suppose.[/spoiler]

Also, someone has decoded the script (http://blog.neozeed.net/dog-days-script-or-this-show-is-clever-you-gu).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 25, 2011, 06:34:56 PM
Madoka:

[spoiler]
The only way Homura could've been more badass in that battle was if she had brought some giant robots. Wich isn't that impossible, considering that every time she goes back it's a new timeline, she would eventually run into a world where giant robots were developed and she could steal some. Even if it's just a month's time.

So the majority of the evolution of mankind was done by emotionally disturbed little girls? Explains a lot really.

I was very suprised by Madoka's wish: "KILL THEM ALL!!!"??? Like, if you're rewriting the laws of the universe, couldn't you go for a less bloodthirsty solution like solving entropy or simply making soul gems uncorruptible?

Also no comments on the fact that Homura herself seems to be descending into madness while ascending into some kind of Neo-Witch just like Madoka evolved into Neo-Puella-Magi? That's totally calling for a 2nd season of the series!

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 25, 2011, 07:28:05 PM
Madoka:

[spoiler]
I was very suprised by Madoka's wish: "KILL THEM ALL!!!"??? Like, if you're rewriting the laws of the universe, couldn't you go for a less bloodthirsty solution like solving entropy or simply making soul gems uncorruptible?

Also no comments on the fact that Homura herself seems to be descending into madness while ascending into some kind of Neo-Witch just like Madoka evolved into Neo-Puella-Magi? That's totally calling for a 2nd season of the series!

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
Regarding the wish, there are still limits based on power(you would need infinite power to solve entropy by rewriting the universe I think), and Madoka is by no means unaware of the nature of wishes. Since she had only a few days to think over it, rather than risk causing more problems by trying to solve it all(end entropy, the Incubators never came to Earth, mankind in stone age or Perfect Soulgems, which could take any of a million possible iterations), she wished to have the ability to solve one specific problem.

Hence why the "by my own hand" line. She will personally save each and every girl from the brink of despair in the exact way she wants(as opposed to ending all Witches by making them all drop dead, killing all magical girls in the same stroke, or making soulgems incorruptible by petrifying all girls through the ages as soon as they make their wish).
So they make their wish, fight their battles and at the end of life Madoka takes them personally to Valhalla. Note that girls no longer become Witches because their soulgems darken from despair, but they CAN run out of energy and the despair simply manifests external to them anyway. Running out of energy of course, kills you when you're effectively an energy being. Not bad for a wish she had less than a week to think over, as a teenaged girl. Maybe she could have done better, but it'd take a lawyer-philosopher quite a while to work out a 'perfect' wish.

As for that last, her battles come to an end, she wants to see Madoka one last time. Me, I like leaning on the Madoka-Valhalla option. Where else should 'disappeared' magical girls go, than the formless realm she is in?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 26, 2011, 01:32:20 AM
If only this is the True End of Madoka (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/904048/2girls-akemi_homura-alternate_hairstyle-bag-black_)

I don't mind this Madoka alternate universe (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/903470/-_-_-5girls-akemi_homura-alternate_costume-barefoo)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on April 26, 2011, 02:12:05 PM
Madoka:[spoiler]The only way Homura could've been more badass in that battle was if she had brought some giant robots. Wich isn't that impossible, considering that every time she goes back it's a new timeline, she would eventually run into a world where giant robots were developed and she could steal some. Even if it's just a month's time.[/spoiler]
Yes indeed (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/876514).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on April 26, 2011, 05:11:52 PM
Madoka:[spoiler]The only way Homura could've been more badass in that battle was if she had brought some giant robots. Wich isn't that impossible, considering that every time she goes back it's a new timeline, she would eventually run into a world where giant robots were developed and she could steal some. Even if it's just a month's time.[/spoiler]
Yes indeed (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/876514).
??? at the second last item (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJnX3Zw_Z9k#t=4m17s) not working.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on April 26, 2011, 10:30:33 PM
Madoka:[spoiler]The only way Homura could've been more badass in that battle was if she had brought some giant robots. Wich isn't that impossible, considering that every time she goes back it's a new timeline, she would eventually run into a world where giant robots were developed and she could steal some. Even if it's just a month's time.[/spoiler]
Yes indeed (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/876514).
... I don't care what others say, that shall be from now on the official Madoka end to me!

??? at the second last item (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJnX3Zw_Z9k#t=4m17s) not working.

My bet it's that it did work. It just worked too well and either Madoka was killed by colateral damage or Earth was glassed/mutated too badly in the aftermath. Altough arguably one of the few things that could go toe to toe with TTGL, Getter Ray technology is still renowed for a wide array of dangerous secondary effects.

Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 26, 2011, 10:50:34 PM
Besides, its still basically the same technology as magical girls use. :)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 27, 2011, 01:12:21 AM
Puella Magi Charlotte Magica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJQpGNWLsxE)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on April 27, 2011, 09:17:22 PM
So veekie made a bunch of avatar-sized gifs of Madoka 11. This one was too awesome in context not to use. Sorry, SFT. :(

Aus eins mach zehn, und zwei lass gehn~
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on April 27, 2011, 10:34:11 PM
This one was too awesome in context not to use. Sorry, SFT. :(


OH SURE, THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY! WELL YOU'LL SEE! YOU'LL BE SORRY!


I'm kidding. Looks nice. And the gag wasn't really going anywhere anyway.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on April 27, 2011, 10:41:21 PM
This one was too awesome in context not to use. Sorry, SFT. :(


OH SURE, THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY! WELL YOU'LL SEE! YOU'LL BE SORRY!


I'm kidding. Looks nice. And the gag wasn't really going anywhere anyway.
Well, for now it's temporary as RL Walpurgis Night is approaching. We'll see if I get tired of it by the 30th. :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 28, 2011, 12:41:41 AM
H-Arms Homura Go! (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2011, 01:20:17 AM
H-Arms Homura Go! (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica)

Packing more heat than John McClane.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on April 29, 2011, 02:17:25 AM
[spoiler](http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5058/3ce82b235ef22f6f2fa4e0c.jpg) (http://img841.imageshack.us/i/3ce82b235ef22f6f2fa4e0c.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 01, 2011, 01:21:00 AM
Madoka Rap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G88uVsX7bvg)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 01, 2011, 01:36:02 AM
Naruto
[spoiler]
This is indeed Super Ninja Wars, since we've got HUMONGOUS NINJA MECHA BATTLE! Eerr, I mean, evil giant statue vs ninjas with growing tecquniques.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 01, 2011, 05:31:58 AM
TvTropes has confirmation of a Live-Action Bleach movie...

Looks like 2012 really will be the end of the world.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 01, 2011, 03:06:36 PM
TvTropes has confirmation of a Live-Action Bleach movie...

Looks like 2012 really will be the end of the world.
There have been about a dozen musicals already.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 01, 2011, 05:15:10 PM
Danbooru NSFW warning.
The afterlife can be awkward (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/906392/)
Even with friends (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/906324/)

How to raise your Kyoko (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/index?tags=parent%3A862378)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 01, 2011, 06:33:45 PM
Dog Days 5

Nice choreography and random-chibi-ness.
Noir shares a VA with Kuroneko. Typecasting much?
BOOST RIDE!

[spoiler]So, the ED shows all the alternate forms of his "sword" - ring, twin blades, surfboard thingy...
By this point the Hero's first day has passed, and everything in the OP and ED has been shown. Plot nao?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on May 02, 2011, 11:54:17 PM
Hey Secchan, look what I found!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 02, 2011, 11:56:07 PM
Hey Secchan, look what I found!

Mine ran away...

:(
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 03, 2011, 12:13:19 AM
Hey Secchan, look what I found!

Mine ran away...

:(
Funny, I still see Secchan.

Though what Konoka is holding is interesting...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 03, 2011, 01:15:30 AM
Hey Secchan, look what I found!

Mine ran away...

:(
Funny, I still see Secchan.

Though what Konoka is holding is interesting...

So she's showing up on your screen?

And it's a lovely little gem, Konoka.



Wait a minute... OH CRAP!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on May 03, 2011, 01:18:48 AM
Hey Secchan, look what I found!

Mine ran away...

:(
Funny, I still see Secchan.

Though what Konoka is holding is interesting...

So she's showing up on your screen?
Yep, I see her too.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on May 03, 2011, 06:29:03 AM
I...can't see it. Really.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 03, 2011, 06:40:23 AM
I...can't see it. Really.

I can't see your's either.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 03, 2011, 10:20:54 AM
I see eeeeverything. But not in a creepy way.

It's on Imageshack - that probably has something to do with it.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on May 03, 2011, 01:07:54 PM
What the hell...I can view imageshack just fine. But I can't see what the hell Agita posted!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on May 03, 2011, 02:45:24 PM
What the hell...I can view imageshack just fine. But I can't see what the hell Agita posted!
...I didn't post any pictures. I was referring to my shiny new shooped avatar.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on May 03, 2011, 03:07:42 PM
What the hell...I can view imageshack just fine. But I can't see what the hell Agita posted!
...I didn't post any pictures. I was referring to my shiny new shooped avatar.

Oh...  :banghead
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 03, 2011, 08:58:09 PM
I see eeeeverything. But not in a creepy way.

It's on Imageshack - that probably has something to do with it.
I uploaded her directly to BG. It may be time to put her on Photobucket.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 05, 2011, 12:27:07 AM
Madoka spoilers
[spoiler](http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/ea7dccb1710b5a698b11c38f746e57d4.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/27b5edd29bde173302fdbc72d42bf4bf.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/e6efeb04611dd9ecc9163bb33092b07a.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/e0f49bb1d96c5d66887881f47b3382f2.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/fd2c196c973b3f98053c563c49587b9a.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/f9a75e1a1013fa6f846b808f9e584463.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/e29aaf02c9328dea58bc83777e03704b.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/c1d80c74bc13b4333f182d338c26599f.jpg)

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Mirror/PMMMB/15e47bff0b4c77f25f85ef7c72c83e4d.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on May 05, 2011, 12:40:19 AM
That comic had guts.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 05, 2011, 12:51:58 AM
Protecting Magic Girls since 1739.

Shame he didn't use his cursed sword to to cut down Kyubey, that way it'll just reincarnate.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 06, 2011, 01:39:12 AM
Likely seen before but heh. Some very mild NSFW. And of course Madoka-spoiler
[spoiler](http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/8578/nomatterhowimpossible.jpg)
She did get that cake after all
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5564/madokamiiswatchingovery.jpg)
One of the first things you do after attaining omniscience is probably wish you didn't.
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9281/somedaywellmeetagain.jpg)
Clever girl~
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 06, 2011, 05:27:30 PM
SRW OG Manga version out-Kyosuke's route! (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx) Now with 300% more Excellen!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 06, 2011, 07:38:27 PM
SRW OG Manga version out-Kyosuke's route! (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx) Now with 300% more Excellen!
I'd heard of it. Should this be in the SRW thread? :shrug

Why do the characters look like they're made out of Lego? :p What is up with #4 here (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/1/4)?
EDIT: MORE EXCELLEN THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR!
EDIT2: Bullet, why the hell do you want to equip two Split Missiles?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 06, 2011, 07:58:27 PM
SRW OG Manga version out-Kyosuke's route! (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx) Now with 300% more Excellen!
I'd heard of it. Should this be in the SRW thread? :shrug
It's a manga, and this is the manga thread. It also fits here.

Why do the characters look like they're made out of Lego? :p
This looks like made of lego to you? (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/1/6)

What is up with #3 here (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/1/4)?
I would say they'll redo Divine Wars, awesome Kyosuke version. They've made some key ret-cons on the manga:

[spoiler]
Tasaku is a pilot right from the start.

Instead of Grungust MK0 swating lion-mosquitoes, we get Sanger facing lunatic danmaku elite lion formation!
[/spoiler]

EDIT:
EDIT2: Bullet, why the hell do you want to equip two Split Missiles?
Simply moar dakka.
[spoiler]He'll need it with the sheer amount of mooks present.[/spoiler]

Also
[spoiler]
Excellen sure has some weird (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/1/192) fetishes (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/1/193)
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on May 06, 2011, 10:55:02 PM
200 pages? Madness! How far does this reach?

I'll comment as I read. Fight scenes look rather chaotic and hard to read. Could use some improvements there. However, all is forgiven because...

DAT GESPENST.

Okay. Slight changes to canon - Tasuku being a pilot from the start, just like in Divine Wars. Hopefully this will be more awesome than that anime. So far looks like it'll be.

Garoikas, Cosmolions, and other elements borrowed from OGS are here. That's nice. And did I see a Gespent Tomahawk on the extra concept art page?

Dr Marion really is a mad scientist in this one. And yeah, Excellen is always amusing. Okay, except for the last few pages. These were just awkward.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 09, 2011, 10:39:30 AM
Was randomly browsing and found the following:
Remember that demonic weapon Tsukuyomi had (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v33/c304/2.html)
The first time it showed up (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/love_hina/v09/c000/97.html)
The cure for possession (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/love_hina/v09/c000/100.html)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 09, 2011, 03:49:16 PM
Was randomly browsing and found the following:
Remember that demonic weapon Tsukuyomi had (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v33/c304/2.html)
The first time it showed up (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/love_hina/v09/c000/97.html)
The cure for possession (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/love_hina/v09/c000/100.html)

Heh, I knew what those links would be without even needing to check. I own all but one of the actual manga (the 5th got water-damaged, so it's the only one I'm missing).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 09, 2011, 04:33:59 PM
Who wants to see Setsuna solve it by kissing Tsukuyomi to distract her and then performing "In Celebration of My First Kiss With Ojou-sama Strike".
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 09, 2011, 04:40:57 PM
Quick question. Does anyone want dibs on creating my TVtropes page?  :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 09, 2011, 05:24:14 PM
Dog Days ep6
[spoiler]That opening narration is tempting fate.

Eclair blushes and wags her tail when you pet her head? As if the fans needed that. :p
Quote
The princess's head-patting is genius-like.
And then it just gets worse...

Those maids sure are enthusiastic.

Princess is a stalker.

It's implied that Saber Leonmichelle is waging war to prepare people for the threat of monsters... then it turns out she has seen a vision that the princess and hero will die within 30 days, and that there is no way to prevent this. So she's going to try something crazy.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 16, 2011, 08:38:07 AM
Negima 324 (http://animummutare.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/mahou-sensei-negima-ch324/)
[spoiler]Man, a delayed healing spell in anticipation of being taken out? Good Job Yue![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on May 16, 2011, 12:48:21 PM
Okay, okay.

This chapter? Totally worth the wait.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on May 16, 2011, 01:51:22 PM
Negima 324 (http://animummutare.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/mahou-sensei-negima-ch324/)
[spoiler]Man, a delayed healing spell in anticipation of being taken out? Good Job Yue![/spoiler]

The makings of a tier 1 mage. Contingency, contingency, contingency.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 16, 2011, 05:47:20 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Wait. If the MotB is under Mahora, then who was the kid in the hood giving orders to Dynamis and Tertium?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 16, 2011, 06:14:59 PM
Negima 324 (http://animummutare.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/mahou-sensei-negima-ch324/)
[spoiler]Man, a delayed healing spell in anticipation of being taken out? Good Job Yue![/spoiler]

The makings of a tier 1 mage. Contingency, contingency, contingency.

No less than sixteen stacked up. One has to wonder why none of the other mages in the seting seems to have remembered to do so as well if a begginner mage like Yue can do so many at once.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 16, 2011, 06:30:47 PM
Negima 324 (http://animummutare.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/mahou-sensei-negima-ch324/)
[spoiler]Man, a delayed healing spell in anticipation of being taken out? Good Job Yue![/spoiler]

The makings of a tier 1 mage. Contingency, contingency, contingency.

No less than sixteen stacked up. One has to wonder why none of the other mages in the seting seems to have remembered to do so as well if a begginner mage like Yue can do so many at once.
Well, given the mentions of Negi's own unusual uses of delayed spells, actually thinking ahead does not appear to come to the minds of many mages. But then Yue makes up for lack of magical muscle with forethought and intelligence. And being in the Library Exploration Club is basically dungeon delving(WITHOUT Magic or ki powers mind), none of it's members were really more than inconvenienced by the Magic World.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on May 16, 2011, 07:30:59 PM
Either that, or most mages consider contingencies more trouble than they're worth. Given that both instances of them being used (by Negi and Yue) are by explicit teen geniuses, albeit inexperienced by the first time they use them, perhaps setting up contingencies is not particularly hard, but rather complex. Like brute forcing mathematical algorithms. Perhaps it's a combination.
Negi is explicitly stated to exceed at Time And Prep.

Also...
[spoiler]So Eva's vampire daddy is MotB, huh.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 16, 2011, 08:24:46 PM
I swear, my head's in the freaking clouds lately. This is the second time in two days I mispost something.

In other news, I'm watching G Gundam.

EDIT: Also, check out this fairly funny video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c_MQXVYRTY&NR=1&feature=fvwp)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 16, 2011, 09:04:37 PM
In other news, I'm watching G Gundam.
WITH THE HELP OF KYOUJI!?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 17, 2011, 01:07:44 AM
Easy dude, I've only gotten as far as episode 2 yet.  :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 17, 2011, 04:06:09 AM
Easy dude, I've only gotten as far as episode 2 yet.  :P

Its still a hamfest, even at that point.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 17, 2011, 10:27:47 AM
Oriko Magica ch01 (http://www.ghostyuri.com/2011/05/oriko-magica-ch1/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 17, 2011, 10:37:45 AM
Oriko Magica ch01 (http://www.ghostyuri.com/2011/05/oriko-magica-ch1/)
God, Kyubey is ugly.
[spoiler]"Never disrespect food!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 17, 2011, 11:03:17 AM
[spoiler]You just KNOW the cute kid is screwed :([/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 17, 2011, 12:13:41 PM
[spoiler](http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/128/c/0/madoka_and_homura_1_by_missnellie-d3fwvdq.jpg) (http://missnellie.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3fwvdq)[/spoiler]
Some amusing stuff in that gallery.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 18, 2011, 01:45:02 AM
Dog Days 7
[spoiler]You're... throwing frisbees for the dog princess to catch. I... it looked like it was going to be something romantic, but her being so happy about it somehow makes it worse.

He can turn his sword into multiple things at once? And it obeys voice commands?
And its currently unattainable sword form is apparently its true, ultimate form. Chekov called, he'd like to do some decorating. :p

Speaking of tropes, there's a "paired weapon" called Ex Machina? What. The strangest thing is that someone with a choice of going between the two of them to screw destiny would pick the one named after a Masoukishin.

"I don't know if can ever get home, but make sure you summon me again after I do!" Um... nice priorities there.

And then he rubs her all over.
...


Woo art shift!

That shocking pronouncement wasn't really as shocking as I expected.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 18, 2011, 07:08:20 AM
Oriko Magica Ch 02 (http://anonscanlations.blogspot.com/2011/05/oriko-magica-ch-2.html)

Damn you Kyubey!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 19, 2011, 04:11:17 AM
Touhou, Fate/stay night, Higurashi on Nintendo DS. (http://www.weeaboo.nl/index.php)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on May 19, 2011, 01:58:43 PM
What happens if Archer is summoned as a replacement dad for Rin and Sakura?
Cuteness ensues, that's what. (http://www.mediafire.com/?4yyjj1ymwnn)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 19, 2011, 02:49:45 PM
What happens if Archer is summoned as a replacement dad for Rin and Sakura?
Cuteness ensues, that's what. (http://www.mediafire.com/?4yyjj1ymwnn)
So much adorable it can probably cure disease.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on May 19, 2011, 04:34:06 PM
What happens if Archer is summoned as a replacement dad for Rin and Sakura?
Cuteness ensues, that's what. (http://www.mediafire.com/?4yyjj1ymwnn)
So much adorable it can probably cure disease.

I'll stop trying to Heal my nutbladder.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 19, 2011, 11:13:27 PM
What happens if Archer is summoned as a replacement dad for Rin and Sakura?
Cuteness ensues, that's what. (http://www.mediafire.com/?4yyjj1ymwnn)
So... much... cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute...

*Head asplodes*
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 20, 2011, 01:16:26 AM
Well that does explains why all the girls fall over for him when they're older.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 20, 2011, 01:33:54 AM
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/extras/collaborators/work-area/paizo-products/pathfinder-rpg-line/ultimate-magic/chapter-5-spells/ride-the-lightning
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 20, 2011, 02:00:15 AM
Hmm, how is exactly that manga/anime specific? Western comics/animation also has plenty of characters who turn into lighting.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 20, 2011, 02:20:22 AM
Hmm, how is exactly that manga/anime specific? Western comics/animation also has plenty of characters who turn into lighting.

Negi Springfield.

I was trying to find a GIF of Ky Kiske, since that's the second name that pops up when I hear the words "Ride the Lightning". Metallica notwithstanding.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 20, 2011, 02:43:51 AM
Nanoha ViVid 20 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c020/1.html)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 20, 2011, 05:00:58 AM
Took them long enough to put it up, its been translated for most of a month now.

Oriko Magicaa Ch 3 (http://anonscanlations.blogspot.com/2011/05/oriko-magica-ch-3.html)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on May 20, 2011, 11:40:10 AM
Nanoha ViVid 20 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c020/1.html)

Hey Einhart, how much can you bench?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 20, 2011, 05:22:34 PM
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/extras/collaborators/work-area/paizo-products/pathfinder-rpg-line/ultimate-magic/chapter-5-spells/ride-the-lightning
The morons. That should be a level 7 spell tops.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on May 20, 2011, 08:10:29 PM
Hmm, how is exactly that manga/anime specific? Western comics/animation also has plenty of characters who turn into lighting.


more specifically i think this is a reference to guild wars... which has a spell by that exact name with that exact effect...

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Ride_the_Lightning
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on May 20, 2011, 08:42:52 PM
Nanoha ViVid 20 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c020/1.html)
Cross Mirage water pistol!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 20, 2011, 09:13:34 PM
Nanoha ViVid 20 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c020/1.html)
Cross Mirage water pistol!
Maybe theres a Freid or Voltaire plushie somewhere...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on May 21, 2011, 10:51:10 PM
Hmm, how is exactly that manga/anime specific? Western comics/animation also has plenty of characters who turn into lighting.

Negi Springfield.

I was trying to find a GIF of Ky Kiske, since that's the second name that pops up when I hear the words "Ride the Lightning". Metallica notwithstanding.

It's not Ride the Lightning, but here's man...

(http://www.fightersgeneration.com/characters2/kykiske-bigsuper.gif)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 24, 2011, 06:34:34 AM
Negima 325 (http://animummutare.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/mahou-sensei-negima-ch325/)

[spoiler]Epic Handshake!

The power of Zeus against the power of Hades!
Heaven and Hell rumble![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 24, 2011, 07:25:24 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Thousand Bolts VS it's fire/earth-equivalent, at touch range. And here I thought Rakan was badass...

Ok, that was clearly Zecht in the last page.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on May 24, 2011, 08:31:51 AM
Negima
[spoiler]The fate of the world is decided by the two rivals holding hands. I can hear the fangirls squeeing from here.

Can't tell if the MotB is a bishie or a hot chick yet. Not Sure If Want.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 24, 2011, 08:45:07 AM
Negima
[spoiler]The fate of the world is decided by the two rivals holding hands. I can hear the fangirls squeeing from here.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I'm curious as to why Tertium didn't try a petrification spell there? Negi could have easily avoided it by turning into lightning again, but if Negi screwed up and Tertium got the timing right, CE would have won right then and there.[/spoiler]


Ha! Tertium's group has CE for initials. I'm just now realizing this.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 24, 2011, 09:34:16 AM
Negima
[spoiler]The fate of the world is decided by the two rivals holding hands. I can hear the fangirls squeeing from here.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I'm curious as to why Tertium didn't try a petrification spell there? Negi could have easily avoided it by turning into lightning again, but if Negi screwed up and Tertium got the timing right, CE would have won right then and there.[/spoiler]


Ha! Tertium's group has CE for initials. I'm just now realizing this.
[spoiler]Petrification spells take time to petrify a target with high resistance, they're incremental more than instant. He can't do that because before he gets more than petrified fingers Negi could have gone lightning.

More to the point, both of them have enough respect for each other not to go for a cheap finish.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on May 24, 2011, 11:51:59 AM
[spoiler]
More to the point, both of them have enough respect yaoi love for each other not to go for a cheap finish.
[/spoiler]

Fixed that for you. :p
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 24, 2011, 03:40:59 PM
Negima 236 massive spoilers(this is next week's issue), even the URL is a spoiler so don't click the spoiler box or quote this if you want to stay unspoiled.

[spoiler]Arika woo! (http://kurogane.animeblogger.net/2011/05/24/negima-326-arika-hime-kakkoii/)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 24, 2011, 06:01:12 PM
Dog Days 8 is subbed. So yeah.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on May 24, 2011, 07:24:16 PM
[spoiler]
More to the point, both of them have enough respect yaoi love for each other not to go for a cheap finish.
[/spoiler]

Fixed that for you. :p

Negima
[spoiler]And then they kissed[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on May 24, 2011, 07:47:00 PM
Man, the face on Negi (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v35/c325/5.html).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 30, 2011, 07:39:26 AM
Negima 326 (http://animummutare.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/mahou-sensei-negima-ch326/)

Flashback Fun.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 31, 2011, 08:11:37 AM
Negima 327 (http://forum.redhawkscans.com/index.php?topic=4497.0/)

[spoiler]In Which We Learn the Origin of Coffee Superiority. He truly would kill anyone over the coffee.

Also it seems after Primum failed the Lifemaker went nuts on minmaxing Secundum(I notice personality traits that look like they got copied off Nagi/Rakan), hes sorta a sociopath.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on May 31, 2011, 08:16:09 AM
Negima 327 (http://forum.redhawkscans.com/index.php?topic=4497.0/)

[spoiler]In Which We Learn the Origin of Coffee Superiority. He truly would kill anyone over the coffee.

Also it seems after Primum failed the Lifemaker went nuts on minmaxing Secundum(I notice personality traits that look like they got copied off Nagi/Rakan), hes sorta a sociopath.[/spoiler]

Wow, that was fast...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on May 31, 2011, 03:37:35 PM
Dog Days 9
[spoiler]Nudity!

Apparently those deaths will be caused by a giant monster.

Forget colour similarities, Milhiore has a pink version of Saber's outfit. :p[/spoiler]

Also: http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/911873/
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on May 31, 2011, 03:49:44 PM
Negima - oh boy. I totally expected something like this to happen, but still... that was powerful, wasn't it?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on May 31, 2011, 04:03:20 PM
Yeah, I wonder what's the defect in series 4,5,6 though. They're built out of the same template as 3 after all.

Or possibly they just hadn't gotten a personality yet.
[spoiler]2's personality is basically Nagi no?
No need to reinvent the wheel, just copy from the guy who kicked your ass the last time.
Which brings up the other thing, whats the significance of the non-Fate elemental models from the previous chapter?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on June 03, 2011, 10:00:36 AM
Finally got around to finishing Wakfu Season 1.  

All I have to say is that Nox is badass, and actually uses his spellcasting intelligently.

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3573/showtimev24571.png)
Plus he's a magitek steampunk timewarper.  What's not to like?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 03, 2011, 03:05:30 PM
Finally got around to finishing Wakfu Season 1.
Pretty sure that's not an anime. ;)


Also, ViVid 21 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c021/1.html) is out.
[spoiler]Zafira is Hayate's husband? :p[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 03, 2011, 04:22:20 PM
ViVid
[spoiler]
FOUR Mana Stress bands? These kids are nuts

Wonder how a barrier-type ability called Rule Master works though.
Dojikko Einhart :3

Is Miura using an unarmed version of Vita's attack?
And Vivio is using Nove's special move.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on June 03, 2011, 04:28:50 PM
Also, ViVid 21 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c021/1.html) is out.
[spoiler]Zafira is Hayate's husband? :p[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Her majordomo.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2011, 08:00:44 AM
Also, ViVid 21 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c021/1.html) is out.
[spoiler]Zafira is Hayate's husband? :p[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Her majordomo.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]If only Akamatsu Ken is invited to do a guest chapter for some of the tournament fights :D[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 05, 2011, 12:48:37 PM
http://prettyanon.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/tf-ba-puella-magi-madoka-magica-chapter-10/
http://prettyanon.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/tf-ba-puella-magi-madoka-madoka-chapter-9/
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 06, 2011, 06:30:14 AM
Up to Episode 7 of G Gundam.

Neo Mexico Space Colony is a GIANT SPACE SOMBRERO. Its Gundam is Tequila Gundam. The Gundam, you guessed it, ALSO wears a sombrero.

...this series is turning into so much ham that it's awesome.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 06, 2011, 07:57:24 AM
Up to Episode 7 of G Gundam.

Neo Mexico Space Colony is a GIANT SPACE SOMBRERO. Its Gundam is Tequila Gundam. The Gundam, you guessed it, ALSO wears a sombrero.

...this series is turning into so much ham that it's awesome.

[spoiler]Neo Holland's Gundam is a windmill. As in, the torso itself is the windmill, and the blades rotate in front of it. How the fuck that thing fights is beyond me.[/spoiler]

Seriously.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on June 06, 2011, 08:07:08 AM
[spoiler]How the fuck that thing fights is beyond me.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Mostly, it doesn't.[/spoiler]

Anyway... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eajJocbh0w8)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on June 06, 2011, 04:22:25 PM
Up to Episode 7 of G Gundam.

Neo Mexico Space Colony is a GIANT SPACE SOMBRERO. Its Gundam is Tequila Gundam. The Gundam, you guessed it, ALSO wears a sombrero.

...this series is turning into so much ham that it's awesome.

And their flag has a cactus wearing a sombrero. It would be offensive if it wasn't so hilarious.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 07, 2011, 02:03:30 AM
Dog Days 10
[spoiler]Oh F*** they let out that rajah that was sleeping in Arcanix. Or if you prefer, a cross between the Kyuubi from Naruto and the fire boss from Twilight Princess. And then one of the Light Spirits from the same shows up.

Wait, how did he summon the board if she has his weapon? ???

Princess, normally, painlessly killing someone in great pain who wishes for death and will cause massive destruction if left alive is not considered to be torturing them. ??? And I don't suppose there's any point in asking why she suddenly became naked?

Excelide, SET UP!

Well, never mind, that was actually pretty easy. Nice catch Milhi. And nice aim.

My guess for where the sword came from: Belka. Oh, and despite how insanely dangerous it is they seem to have dropped it in the middle of a field without actually destroying it. So, um, yeah.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 07, 2011, 11:02:03 AM
Madomagi Family[Warning: Danbooru] (http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3492?page=1)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2011, 12:15:20 PM
Madoka's true Goddess Form. (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/925404/bow_-weapon-goddess_madoka-gundam-kaname_madoka-lo)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 08, 2011, 01:56:06 AM
Madomagi Family[Warning: Danbooru] (http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3492?page=1)

That reminds me, in one of the recent spin-off official mangas, Homura seems to finally have achieved a "good ending" by somehow keeping Madoka and Sayaka out of the whole magic girl thing.

Of course, this means all we see from them are a couple of panels of them and then Homura kicking Mami out telling her to leave them alone.

Here (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/3/24),
here (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/3/25) and
here (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/3/26)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 08, 2011, 05:59:44 AM
Madomagi Family[Warning: Danbooru] (http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3492?page=1)

That reminds me, in one of the recent spin-off official mangas, Homura seems to finally have achieved a "good ending" by somehow keeping Madoka and Sayaka out of the whole magic girl thing.

Of course, this means all we see from them are a couple of panels of them and then Homura kicking Mami out telling her to leave them alone.

Here (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/3/24),
here (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/3/25) and
here (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/3/26)
Might be one of the intermediate loops. Mami just faced Charlotte(which due to not being distracted, she didn't have too much trouble with), theres like most of a month to go to Walpurgishnacht.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 08, 2011, 02:11:16 PM
Oh Kyubey's face. (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/2/30) :p
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 08, 2011, 09:13:00 PM
Yeah that rat bastard.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on June 09, 2011, 09:28:16 PM
http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/860430
I'm not sure what to say.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 09, 2011, 11:42:32 PM
http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/860430
I'm not sure what to say.
It was inevitable since that moment he directly stimulated the sensation through touch. (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/857218/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 10, 2011, 01:38:02 PM
Kyubey encounters Ghost Rider. Discuss.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 10, 2011, 05:38:44 PM
Nabari no Ou.

Now THESE are fucking ninja.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 10, 2011, 10:21:06 PM
Kyubey encounters Ghost Rider. Discuss.

Which ghost rider?

When the hulk came back to earth after being exiled, he brought an army of aliens and proceeded to plummet NY and threaten to conquer the world, taking down multiple of the heaviest marvel hitters on the way, including Shield, X-men, avengers, Dr.Strange and several others.

When Reed Richards tried to point ghost rider at the hulk, the flaming skull simply replied that the hulk was in perfect legitimacy of razing down the world after having been betrayed by it, and drove off.

So it's perfectly possible that the ghost rider acepts Kyubey's vision of "the souls of some little girls are worth the salvation of the entire universe".

Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 10, 2011, 10:57:41 PM
Nah, Ghost Rider is a spirit of vengeance. So Hulk getting vengeance was A-OK.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 11, 2011, 12:08:02 AM
Nah, Ghost Rider is a spirit of vengeance. So Hulk getting vengeance was A-OK.

Whereas Kyubey's just a heartless bastard/bitch/thing.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 11, 2011, 10:01:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYhWYzSU7-M
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 12, 2011, 03:11:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYhWYzSU7-M
I watched all of it.

Is it just me or did the fatalities portion seem kinda dull compared to the rest?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 12, 2011, 05:41:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYhWYzSU7-M

MUGEN is such a quality game. The art looks so good by comparison to other games of it's age. [/Sarcasm]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 12, 2011, 02:25:54 PM
Wow is there any popular media/game character that hasn't been converted to MUGEN yet? Shame oni-miko didn't show up.

Also I'll agree the fatalities do look a little somewhat dull, but that's probably because MK is kinda old compared to all the other ones.

On other news, OG Divine Wars Record 2 out! (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/2)

[spoiler]
Even more Excellen!

Aparently the Alteisen has such aceleration forces that it makes lesser men nauseated just by piloting the simulation.

We finally find out what exactly chokabam armor is. Kinda ironic that Excellen refuses it after having complained the Weissy was underarmored on the previous volume.

Sanger Zonvolt piloting a mecha whitout an oversized sword!

Tasuku, just like Guilliam, can  switch mechas in the cold void of the space.

Defensive supports ahoy!

Hyriu custom and its whole crew ascended to whole new levels of epicness as they break trough with a frontal charge trough hundreds of enemy battleships! Yes, that's battleships I said, not even counting their lion swarms!

Sanger and Kyosuke duke it out with such power that nearby battleships explode from their concetrated awesomness! And Sanger actually smiles!

Grungust type 0... Has TEETHS? :o

[/spoiler]

Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 13, 2011, 12:16:36 AM
On other news, OG Divine Wars Record 2 out! (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/2)
Oh Excellen...

[spoiler]I lol'd at the (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/2/112) part (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/2/114) where she sees Aya's pilot suit. And now I can stop wondering how she survives in space wearing that. :p

Sanger's mech has some nice pants.

Is it just me or does Daitetsu look kind of like Dr. Hell here (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/2/141)?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on June 13, 2011, 12:39:05 AM
Chobham armor exists in real life (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chobham_armor).

Let's read, thanks for the heads up.

EDIT: Well, that was fast. The events are... a bit different than in OG. But still recognizable and I can see why they did it the way they did.

This manga continues to be good. Battle scenes sometimes look a bit chaotic (but that's how fight scenes just go with manga), but the writing is nice, the story maintains a balance between being too comedic and too GRIMDARK, and the reaction faces... oh God, the reaction faces.

*reaches page 189*
HNNNGH
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on June 13, 2011, 03:44:32 PM
New Gundam series trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11DecXqdN7o).

Gear Fighter Dendoh's artstyle + Macross Frontier = win.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on June 13, 2011, 04:28:40 PM
New Gundam series trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11DecXqdN7o).

Gear Fighter Dendoh's artstyle + Macross Frontier = win.

Is it going to be all emo and "I don't want to fight!!!!" ?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on June 13, 2011, 08:43:33 PM
The show's going to run across three generations, which means three protagonists, and the first one starts when he's... 13?

So chances are pretty high. This is a Gundam series after all.

I still remain optimistic. This has potential.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 14, 2011, 02:37:30 AM
Looks... super.

EDIT: Look, a Vocaloid. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYc7WoJyt0)
EDIT2: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/05/27/qb-all-too-popular-with-the-children/
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 14, 2011, 09:30:24 PM
EDIT2: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/05/27/qb-all-too-popular-with-the-children/

Ten years from now, when they do reruns of the series, those kids will realize how evil QB really is.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 15, 2011, 02:19:24 AM
Dog Days 11
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Screenshots/ricotta_is_touched.png)
Nana Mizuki is the best scientist loli dog-girl shipper ever.

A sequence of random flashy attacks near the start, and also the minor characters are drawn with actual eyes now.
Leonmichelle is secretly a wimp. :p
That's one high-tech stage and... wait. WAITWAITWAIT.
[spoiler](http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Screenshots/wth_inuhomu.png)
Then the costume change immediately afterwards (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/934567/), no way that's a coincidence.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 15, 2011, 02:49:43 AM
Wait, that girl with the really big eyes in that last picture is named after CHEESE?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 15, 2011, 03:07:37 AM
Wait, that girl with the really big eyes in that last picture is named after CHEESE?
Everyone in the nation of Biscotti is named after food. :p Two characters are named Eclair and Brioche.

Meanwhile, the lions use French colours.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 15, 2011, 07:33:31 AM
Everyone in the nation of Biscotti is named after food.

And Biscotti is the name of the airline cookies.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 15, 2011, 11:22:48 PM
Ichigo decides to turn into a power (http://i998.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414287.jpg) ranger (http://i996.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414289.jpg)!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on June 15, 2011, 11:51:50 PM
Ichigo decides to turn into a power (http://i998.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414287.jpg) ranger (http://i996.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414289.jpg)!

(http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/0/0f/Don_Kanonji_Mugshot_Red.png)
Ah, Karakura White has finally joined us!  We must be halfway through the season!  Bwahahaha!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 16, 2011, 12:24:18 AM
Ichigo decides to turn into a power (http://i998.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414287.jpg) ranger (http://i996.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414289.jpg)!

(http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/0/0f/Don_Kanonji_Mugshot_Red.png)
Ah, Karakura White has finally joined us!  We must be halfway through the season!  Bwahahaha!
:clap
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 16, 2011, 12:34:37 AM
*looks*

Wait, Orihime got a new ability? ???
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 16, 2011, 12:39:30 AM
*looks*

Wait, Orihime got a new ability? ???

Yes she (http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/449/14) did (http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/449/15) some chapters ago. But the place where they were fighting is an ability from a new character.

[spoiler]
And considering it was enough to block the attack from one of the new heavy hitters, not too shabby at all.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 16, 2011, 12:04:29 PM
Negima (http://forum.redhawkscans.com/index.php?topic=4617.0)

[spoiler]Lol, they thought the explosion was the end of the world.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on June 16, 2011, 02:12:38 PM
Ichigo decides to turn into a power (http://i998.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414287.jpg) ranger (http://i996.mangareader.net/bleach/452/bleach-2414289.jpg)!

(http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/0/0f/Don_Kanonji_Mugshot_Red.png)
Ah, Karakura White has finally joined us!  We must be halfway through the season!  Bwahahaha!
:clap

This is so much win I nearly drowned on it.  :lmao
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 16, 2011, 03:02:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhaYv-4xD_Q
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 16, 2011, 10:38:38 PM
Negima (http://forum.redhawkscans.com/index.php?topic=4617.0)

[spoiler]Lol, they thought the explosion was the end of the world.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Stupid dad punch!


I really was not expecting those two to show up. Good thing it was only an illusion though.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2011, 04:55:51 AM
Awwwww (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/935138/absurdres-accelerator-adult-ahoge-blush-choker-com)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 18, 2011, 10:01:31 PM
Oriko Magica (http://anonscanlations.blogspot.com/2011/06/oriko-magica-ch-5.html)

Oh my god.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 18, 2011, 11:21:32 PM
Just a quick question guys: In Madoka, why didn't they think to use QB as a shield? Or is his nigh-invulnerability fanon (not sure since I haven't watched it)?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on June 18, 2011, 11:26:57 PM
Just a quick question guys: In Madoka, why didn't they think to use QB as a shield? Or is his nigh-invulnerability fanon (not sure since I haven't watched it)?
He's just as squishy as any vaguely canine Magical Girl pet (any physical attack tears through him like wet tissue), the jokes about nigh-invulnerability stem from a) his having an indefinite amount of bodies and b) him being a little asshole, so he needs to be resilient in fanart to have the maximum possible pain inflicted on him.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 18, 2011, 11:38:53 PM
Just a quick question guys: In Madoka, why didn't they think to use QB as a shield? Or is his nigh-invulnerability fanon (not sure since I haven't watched it)?
He's just as squishy as any vaguely canine Magical Girl pet (any physical attack tears through him like wet tissue), the jokes about nigh-invulnerability stem from a) his having an indefinite amount of bodies and b) him being a little asshole, so he needs to be resilient in fanart to have the maximum possible pain inflicted on him.

So he's just a Quori inhabiting an Inspired (to put it in DnD terms)?

Ok, so the shield idea would fall flat.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 19, 2011, 12:24:39 AM
Just a quick question guys: In Madoka, why didn't they think to use QB as a shield? Or is his nigh-invulnerability fanon (not sure since I haven't watched it)?
He's just as squishy as any vaguely canine Magical Girl pet (any physical attack tears through him like wet tissue), the jokes about nigh-invulnerability stem from a) his having an indefinite amount of bodies and b) him being a little asshole, so he needs to be resilient in fanart to have the maximum possible pain inflicted on him.

So he's just a Quori inhabiting an Inspired (to put it in DnD terms)?

Ok, so the shield idea would fall flat.
Not quite, its strongly implied the QBs are a hivemind species, which is also why they cannot individually experience emotion, nor consider what happens to an individual significant.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 19, 2011, 12:39:11 AM
Just a quick question guys: In Madoka, why didn't they think to use QB as a shield? Or is his nigh-invulnerability fanon (not sure since I haven't watched it)?
He's just as squishy as any vaguely canine Magical Girl pet (any physical attack tears through him like wet tissue), the jokes about nigh-invulnerability stem from a) his having an indefinite amount of bodies and b) him being a little asshole, so he needs to be resilient in fanart to have the maximum possible pain inflicted on him.

So he's just a Quori inhabiting an Inspired (to put it in DnD terms)?

Ok, so the shield idea would fall flat.
Not quite, its strongly implied the QBs are a hivemind species, which is also why they cannot individually experience emotion, nor consider what happens to an individual significant.

I don't see them as an hivemind species since QB seems to have a pretty good sense of self ("I fulfilled my quota here"). I see it more like a member of an highly advanced species that somehow lost emotions along the way. He cares about happens to individuals, it's just that he considers humans little more than "cattle". He breeds puella magics brimming with energy and then harvests them for profit. Like QB points out, humans don't cry either when they kill their own cattle for feeding. QB's civilization needs emotion energy to survive, and the Earth is the perfect harvesting place.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 19, 2011, 12:41:40 AM
The disregard and simple replacement of lost individuals hint that each QB 'individual' is basically a hive of them. Just not the whole race as a single hivemind.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 19, 2011, 12:53:10 AM
The disregard and simple replacement of lost individuals hint that each QB 'individual' is basically a hive of them. Just not the whole race as a single hivemind.

Or maybe he simply isn't foolish enough to interact directly with angry girls with super powers, and the true QB is in some secret place controling a bunch of puppets on Earth.

This is, don't you think it would be too much of a coincidence that the alien race just happens to look like cute adorable dog-thingies that little girls will fawn all over? With an included organ for harvesting grief seeds? They're clearly some advanced mass-produced cyborg designed specifically for that job and is being controled by somebody else.

If he was an hivemind, we would've surely seen more than one QB acting at the same time, but no, it's simply that when one gets wasted, the controler activates other puppet, pretty much how in a game when your avatar is destroyed you can bring a new one right away.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 19, 2011, 01:00:10 AM
That makes sense as well.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 19, 2011, 01:34:32 AM
The disregard and simple replacement of lost individuals hint that each QB 'individual' is basically a hive of them. Just not the whole race as a single hivemind.

Or maybe he simply isn't foolish enough to interact directly with angry girls with super powers, and the true QB is in some secret place controling a bunch of puppets on Earth.

This is, don't you think it would be too much of a coincidence that the alien race just happens to look like cute adorable dog-thingies that little girls will fawn all over? With an included organ for harvesting grief seeds? They're clearly some advanced mass-produced cyborg designed specifically for that job and is being controled by somebody else.

If he was an hivemind, we would've surely seen more than one QB acting at the same time, but no, it's simply that when one gets wasted, the controler activates other puppet, pretty much how in a game when your avatar is destroyed you can bring a new one right away.
This. Especially given how Puella Magi work.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 19, 2011, 01:47:18 AM
Actually, considering his reaction to a world destroying Kremhild Gretchen, QB pretty much HAS to be based off planet.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 19, 2011, 01:56:07 AM
Also, Oriko seems to indicate that magical girls CAN use traditional Witch powers of forming a Barrier and Familiars. Its just that they won't survive that level of magical stress for long.
[spoiler]Hell, the time slowing ability seems to be just a minature Barrier[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 20, 2011, 04:57:35 PM
Prisma Ilya 2wei 16 (http://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/shuffling-the-deck-2wei-16/)
[spoiler]Sparks Liner High.
Include - Zero Assassin.
Hollow Atraxia  Plot Begins.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 20, 2011, 10:03:47 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClariS
Huh. Assumed they were better established.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 21, 2011, 12:56:49 PM
Oriko Magica 6 (http://anonscanlations.blogspot.com/2011/06/oriko-magica-ch-6.html)
[spoiler]Mami: (;_; )"We'll turn into witches someday you know!"
Yuma: "Someday isn't today. Everyone dies some day. Kyouko, Mami-neechan, will you really die today?"

Mami: "We'll take it out on Kyuubey."

Kyuubey: *justasplanned.jpg* "I found her~ I found Kaname Madoka!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 21, 2011, 01:45:35 PM
Oriko Magica 6 (http://anonscanlations.blogspot.com/2011/06/oriko-magica-ch-6.html)
Or if you prefer not downloading. (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/6)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 21, 2011, 03:09:17 PM
Oriko Magica 6 (http://anonscanlations.blogspot.com/2011/06/oriko-magica-ch-6.html)
[spoiler]Mami: (;_; )"We'll turn into witches someday you know!"
Yuma: "Someday isn't today. Everyone dies some day. Kyouko, Mami-neechan, will you really die today?"

Mami: "We'll take it out on Kyuubey."

Kyuubey: *justasplanned.jpg* "I found her~ I found Kaname Madoka!"[/spoiler]


[spoiler]
I would say more of a Xanatos Gambit. If Homura doesn't step in, Madoka is found by Kyuubey. If Homura steps in to watch over Madoka, she ends up atracting unwanted atention from Kyuubey to Madoka anyway. If Homura does her best to stay low while watching over Madoka, she ends up atracting the atention of some other crazed magic girl and Kyuubey finds Madoka anyway.

Sayaka: Tremble before my Candy Cane secret fencing style!

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 21, 2011, 03:36:26 PM
Oriko Magica 6 (http://anonscanlations.blogspot.com/2011/06/oriko-magica-ch-6.html)
[spoiler]Mami: (;_; )"We'll turn into witches someday you know!"
Yuma: "Someday isn't today. Everyone dies some day. Kyouko, Mami-neechan, will you really die today?"

Mami: "We'll take it out on Kyuubey."

Kyuubey: *justasplanned.jpg* "I found her~ I found Kaname Madoka!"[/spoiler]


[spoiler]
I would say more of a Xanatos Gambit. If Homura doesn't step in, Madoka is found by Kyuubey. If Homura steps in to watch over Madoka, she ends up atracting unwanted atention from Kyuubey to Madoka anyway. If Homura does her best to stay low while watching over Madoka, she ends up atracting the atention of some other crazed magic girl and Kyuubey finds Madoka anyway.

Sayaka: Tremble before my Candy Cane secret fencing style!

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Yeah, I think she just grabbed a candy cane from the barrier and started laying into familiars. Born to be an hero.

What it LOOKS like though, is that QB set up the whole shebang  so that he could access Madoka, and hit a few targets of opportunity along the way. Yuma just happened to be there.
Homu's options were:
Trap Madoka right there - which keeps her out of trouble, and QB probably can't find her in a witch's Barrier that quickly. Except the witch is a nasty surprise, with time manipulation magic AND oracle Oriko.
Take Madoka along - when the fight goes badly QB will show up to contract her.
Get Madoka out of the barrier first - The whole school dies, along with the other girls. QB wins, considering how much feeding those familiars are getting, there'd be a witch population explosion right after.

The wildcard here is Yuma, with her healing powers(I guess the wish alone isn't enough, you need to count personality as well) and her resilient spirit. Probably because she had a harsher life, shes less prone to breaking when stressed like Mami and Sayaka would have.

Also, looks like the witch powers are just magical girl powers taken to the extreme. No limits on power magnitude(the barrier is ultimately the same thing that lets them summon weapons and create bindings), but insane.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 21, 2011, 03:57:31 PM

[spoiler]Yeah, I think she just grabbed a candy cane from the barrier and started laying into familiars. Born to be an hero.

What it LOOKS like though, is that QB set up the whole shebang  so that he could access Madoka, and hit a few targets of opportunity along the way. Yuma just happened to be there.
Homu's options were:
Trap Madoka right there - which keeps her out of trouble, and QB probably can't find her in a witch's Barrier that quickly. Except the witch is a nasty surprise, with time manipulation magic AND oracle Oriko.
Take Madoka along - when the fight goes badly QB will show up to contract her.
Get Madoka out of the barrier first - The whole school dies, along with the other girls. QB wins, considering how much feeding those familiars are getting, there'd be a witch population explosion right after.

The wildcard here is Yuma, with her healing powers(I guess the wish alone isn't enough, you need to count personality as well) and her resilient spirit. Probably because she had a harsher life, shes less prone to breaking when stressed like Mami and Sayaka would have.

Also, looks like the witch powers are just magical girl powers taken to the extreme. No limits on power magnitude(the barrier is ultimately the same thing that lets them summon weapons and create bindings), but insane.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
You call that Mami breaking? Nah, that's Mami taking it easy and just catching her breath.

THIS is Mami snaping in case you forgot:
[spoiler]
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/oslecamo/Extras/moti.png)
[/spoiler]

Now you say QB set all of this up, but when did he actually pulled any strings? All I saw was a bunch of magic girls starting a small war that ended up atracting QB's atention. Whoever wins, QB wins as despair and emotion energy are ripe to harvest.

Yuma did help them there, but on the other hand she's also guilty for making Kyoko and Mami get soft on the first place. So her mom abused her? Well Kyoko's father was a religious fanatic that burned down their family. Mami had to spend her wish to literally save her skin from a slow painful bleeding death. They certainly score higher on the harsh life department if you ask me.

I'll agree that witch is some sort of "limit break" on the magic girl's part, but only because we had seen a magic girl producing crazy barriers long before.

I'm talking of course of Homura's house in the anime with floating parts and screens that reflect her toughts instantly. That was clearly running on magic.

Another key part is their soul breaking out from the jewel and developing a new twisted body.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 21, 2011, 04:56:16 PM
[spoiler]Yeah, well, she took it at a younger age than them, and remember, at least Kyouko had a happy childhood before her father went nuts and Higurashi'ed the whole family.
She was traumatized, but not broken by the revelation, since she had already made accommodations with her mode of living. The shock COULD kill her in combat though.

Mami snaps the other way. She thinks of herself as a hero of justice. Learning that she will ultimately be the same thing she hunts is critical damage. Shes also known to be unstable to start with, allowing herself to be completely distracted by Madoka's decision to join her and get Charlotte'd.

Yuma just let them focus on the present really. And also having a healer helps. Support casters are important, and she does seem pretty good at AoEs and the like.

The barrier thing, yeah, Homura's field is one, and on a smaller scale, all the sword/gun/etc conjurations are basically the same magic(see UBW). The body thing is what Sayaka has been using since Kyubey told her her body was basically a remotely operated drone, which, in turn is just an extension of the same magic to transform into their battle form. It stands to reason a simple extension would be to create a new, more combat capable drone body...except all these 'witch-grade' magic push you closer to a Limit Break. You can't handle the mental stress for very long if you use them, at least without a shitton of experience. Which Homura has of course.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 21, 2011, 07:40:40 PM
[spoiler]
Witch-Kirika
Barrier Theme - Alice in Wonderland
Witch base - Mad Hatter?
Familiars - hat wearing fuzzy bunny things.
Ability - Time Distortion
Kills :
No luck with guys-sensei(devoured to the bone)
Unknown Male and Female classmate(devoured upper body, possibly saved by Mami gunfire)
Unknown Female classmate(sitting in a puddle of blood and bleeding from eyes and mouth when Sayaka passes with Hitomi)

Wounded:
Homura - Nearly mogumogu'd
Mami - Tentacle Wrap followed by massive impact
Kyoko - Massive impact[/spoiler]
Missed anything?

Also spoiler for Oriko 7
[spoiler]Homura exits timeline. You know what that means[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on June 21, 2011, 08:13:27 PM
Kyouko, you pimp. (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/917089)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 21, 2011, 08:30:42 PM
They do look like a nice family (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/920516/3girls-blanket-blue_hair-bow-chitose_yuma-closed_e#image)
Though probably one of them cheated on the other with Hitomi to get that hair (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/921382/blue_eyes-boots-bow-chitose_yuma-dress-green_hair-#image)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 22, 2011, 11:07:01 AM
Oriko 7
[spoiler]
Bad End.

Oriko bites it, but not before taking down Kyuubei down with her. And Madoka. Prescience is indeed a dangerous power.

Well at least the world is saved from Madoka-witch. I guess. There may not be enough magic girls to left to defeat Walpurgis.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 22, 2011, 06:59:10 PM
Oriko 7
[spoiler]
Bad End.

Oriko bites it, but not before taking down Kyuubei down with her. And Madoka. Prescience is indeed a dangerous power.

Well at least the world is saved from Madoka-witch. I guess. There may not be enough magic girls to left to defeat Walpurgis.

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]There are. All the girls who're are alive, so you have Kyoko, Yuma and Mami. Sayaka is demonstrating the same sort of activity that will put her on the path to be a magical girl as well, this time with full knowledge of what it means to sign up. With this knowledge they would be apt to take more care of magic usage, and theres enough girls to give Walpurgis a run for her money.

Without Madoka, there is no profit in Kyubey maneuvering them to their deaths, though Homura would have immediately gone for a new cycle. Plot wise, it removes the two powerful plot devices of the anime neatly, without breaking continuity, no doubt in future loops Homura assassinates Oriko before she ever gets Yuma into the scheme, in order to protect Madoka.

I have to admit though, watching that shard splatter QB's head is immensely satisfying.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 22, 2011, 07:23:46 PM
[spoiler]There are. All the girls who're are alive, so you have Kyoko, Yuma and Mami. Sayaka is demonstrating the same sort of activity that will put her on the path to be a magical girl as well, this time with full knowledge of what it means to sign up. With this knowledge they would be apt to take more care of magic usage, and theres enough girls to give Walpurgis a run for her money.

Without Madoka, there is no profit in Kyubey maneuvering them to their deaths, though Homura would have immediately gone for a new cycle. Plot wise, it removes the two powerful plot devices of the anime neatly, without breaking continuity, no doubt in future loops Homura assassinates Oriko before she ever gets Yuma into the scheme, in order to protect Madoka.

I have to admit though, watching that shard splatter QB's head is immensely satisfying.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Eerr, Kyubey never maneuvered them to their deaths. He just had to worry about geting them to make the contract, then he just had to sit back and watch them colapse either by being nomed, stabbed by another magic girl or pure despair at the ugly real world. Sooner, later, they all break except for Homura and Madoka-god. In particular, the longer they take to break, the more energy they yield so no reason to rush. Even when Madoka rewrote the universe, magic girls were still colapsing left, right and center despite Kyubey geting no profit from  it anymore.

Sayaka in particular always breaks. When Homura tried to warn her, in the "normal" continuity because of boyfriend problems and on the rewritten universe despite having the backup of three other magic girls. She's a weak link, in particular when she discovers that she's turned into a pretty lich (which was not revealed on this continuity, just that they eventually turn into witches).

Similarly Mami has a record of geting softer and softer with allies so there's a good chance she slips and gets nomed. That or simply snaping and start shooting her own teammates. Very unstable link.

So we probably end up with Kyoko and Yuma. One has serious lack of experience, the other quite reckless, chances aren't very good.

Good point on Homura now starting every new loop by killing Oriko. I had tought about exactly that when I was reading but then forgot it.

Which makes one wonder if Homura doesn't keep a list of "things to take care off right away when I start a new loop".

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 22, 2011, 07:59:45 PM
[spoiler]While he did not do in Mami, he did push Sayaka and Kyoko both to die faster, since he wanted Madoka-who-has-all-the-power-he-needs to contract.

Sayaka's Case:
Root causes
- Heroic Personality. When stressed, she tends to go all out and hasten corruption via magic depletion. It's a pretty deep part of her, given that what we've seen of her in Oriko has her battling familiars WITHOUT any knowledge or power, just a candy cane and a ribbon-stick ripped from the Barrier itself.
- Ms NTR. She likes Kamijou, but can't spit it out, and Hitomi will nab him, causing a classic teenage girl breakdown.
- As an extension of her paladin complex, she will reject help and the methods of other less than heroic sorts.

Kyubey's nudge: Telling her how she can be more heroic and also rubbing in the pretty lich aspect(that is an awesome phrasing btw). The 'disregard pain, let regeneration handle it all' method taxes her magical reserves, not to mention the superspeed enhancement she started using.

What is different:
- This time she would go into it(if she does indeed contract), knowing the dangers and at least the consequence of magical depletion. Due to her heroic personality(much like Mami), she would strive to avoid Witchdom, at least. Possibly she might kill herself before she corrupts all the way.
- She'd have support. While she does not trust Kyoko(ruthless facade) and Homura(ruthless for anything not-Madoka), she does trust Mami(heroic type just like her), and probably Yuma(shes cute, who can resist?). This'd help avoid fatal isolation.
- Madoka is dead. It'd be more profitable for the girls to defeat Walpurgis, collect her grief seeds and then inevitably corrupt. They taste sweeter that way, and it helps if you don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
EDIT: - ALSO, Hitomi owes Sayaka her life. Knowingly so, unless they got memory wiped. She probably wouldn't yoink her savior's boyfriend, would she?

Kyouko's Case:
Root cause: Frustration mostly.

Kyubey's Nudge - Nudge, nudge, hint, hint, maybe Witch can be saved. This is a totally unnecessary push, except he wanted to force Madoka into contracting.

What's different: Madoka is dead, theres no reason to nudge her. Better to wait for the natural end.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 22, 2011, 08:19:13 PM
[spoiler]
That wasn't a nudge, that was Kyubey honestly answering Sayaka's question to why did she need to be turned into a pretty lich. "Because if you were still human you would've been left screaming in a bloody pulp". Then Sayaka decides to abuse it on her own.

Homura even tries to give her a grief seed to recharge, but Sayaka is indeed too much of a lonely paladin. She didn't witched for abusing the HP/boost system (which they pretty much need to abuse to suceed, and she used against Kyoko anyway), she witched because she refused to use grief seeds.

Also on the madoka-god universe Sayaka still didn't kill herself and then colapsed despite knowing the rules. And having Mami's suport.

Kyoko ironically was the one self-destructing. She was also the one deciding that Sayaka could be saved by herself. The incubator actualy pointed out she was gone for good.

Kyubey even points out what the hell does Kyoko expects to acomplish by taking care of Sayaka's puppet body! The "Sayaka can still be saved" argument was only used towards Madoka to try to get her to sign the contract. Kyoko wasn't anywhere near to listen to it.

Equally important, since Kyoko sacrificed her soul for her final strike, Kyubey probably didn't even profit much from it.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 22, 2011, 09:57:54 PM
Bleach seems to be getting better for now. Current villain is apparently[spoiler]modifying the memories of everyone in town just to screw with Ichigo's head.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on June 22, 2011, 10:02:39 PM
Bleach seems to be getting better for now. Current villain is apparently[spoiler]modifying the memories of everyone in town just to screw with Ichigo's head.[/spoiler]
Bleach improved significantly once it got back to the Karakura gang.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 22, 2011, 10:27:45 PM
Bleach seems to be getting better for now. Current villain is apparently[spoiler]modifying the memories of everyone in town just to screw with Ichigo's head.[/spoiler]
Bleach improved significantly once it got back to the Karakura gang.

Bleach improved when Captain Broken stopped being plot-relevant.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on June 22, 2011, 11:07:54 PM
Bleach seems to be getting better for now. Current villain is apparently[spoiler]modifying the memories of everyone in town just to screw with Ichigo's head.[/spoiler]
Bleach improved significantly once it got back to the Karakura gang.

Bleach improved when Captain Broken stopped being plot-relevant.
It improved periodically whenever they had the KaraKanonji filler, regardless of Aizenvolvment.

There was a long stretch of time where I only watched the filler episodes.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 22, 2011, 11:17:53 PM
[spoiler]
That wasn't a nudge, that was Kyubey honestly answering Sayaka's question to why did she need to be turned into a pretty lich. "Because if you were still human you would've been left screaming in a bloody pulp". Then Sayaka decides to abuse it on her own.

Homura even tries to give her a grief seed to recharge, but Sayaka is indeed too much of a lonely paladin. She didn't witched for abusing the HP/boost system (which they pretty much need to abuse to suceed, and she used against Kyoko anyway), she witched because she refused to use grief seeds.

Also on the madoka-god universe Sayaka still didn't kill herself and then colapsed despite knowing the rules. And having Mami's suport.

Kyoko ironically was the one self-destructing. She was also the one deciding that Sayaka could be saved by herself. The incubator actualy pointed out she was gone for good.

Kyubey even points out what the hell does Kyoko expects to acomplish by taking care of Sayaka's puppet body! The "Sayaka can still be saved" argument was only used towards Madoka to try to get her to sign the contract. Kyoko wasn't anywhere near to listen to it.

Equally important, since Kyoko sacrificed her soul for her final strike, Kyubey probably didn't even profit much from it.

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
The means: "I've never seen it happen before. You never know what crazy things magical girls can do"(both factual statements, combined to generate a false conclusion)
*after the event*
"Well of course it was impossible"

Consider the return on investment:
Madoka at the point, has enough magical potential to exceed the output of every girl on the planet once she flips Witch. As long as she contracts, this is inevitable.
Madoka is not contracting, due to Homura's interference.
Sayaka is allowing Madoka to simply hold to the status quo. After all, her friend has the Witch situation under control.
Truth of prettylich is exposed by accident. Girls are traumatizing.
Sayaka unstable, encourage her towards risky behavior to harvest energy potential before she gets herself killed. Also pushes Madoka towards contracting because of Walpurgis hazard approaching.
Sayaka turns to witch. Main energy harvest from subject complete.
Madoka still not contracting, Homura and Kyoko may be able to defeat Walpurgis, removing the easiest motivation for Madoka to contract.
Subject Kyoko exhibiting irrational actions towards Subject Sayaka. Potential Witchification candidate.
Nudge Kyoko into going through with her insane and obviously suicidal plan.
Subject Kyoko performs as expected, being eliminated. Unfortunately Subject's irrational behavior prevented energy harvest as well as secondary energy harvest. However, return on investment is still positive. Homura is not able to defeat Walpurgis alone, Madoka will contract as a logical consequence. Either Homura will ask for help(rational) or she will be killed(irrational), Madoka will contract to save the city. The resultant energy return will be far greater than that lost by Kyoko's wastage by orders of magnitude.
Madoka contracts. Fffff-
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 23, 2011, 02:31:17 PM
Negima 329 (http://forum.redhawkscans.com/index.php?topic=4674.0)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 23, 2011, 05:32:55 PM
Negima 329 (http://forum.redhawkscans.com/index.php?topic=4674.0)

First and foremost, YAY SETCHAN!

[spoiler]FUCK, the Big Boss is still there...[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on June 23, 2011, 05:43:44 PM
Negima
[spoiler]I am slightly disappointed that the two side-battles only got resolved off-screen, but I can see how it may have been necessary for pacing. Three battles total that each lasted as long as the main battle would've been too much.

Also, Fuck Yeah Mana.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 23, 2011, 08:03:07 PM
Go read Change 123.

NOW.

It's effin' delicious!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on June 24, 2011, 12:19:11 AM
Go read Change 123.

NOW.

It's effin' delicious!

Already did. And it's awesome  :thumb
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 25, 2011, 12:29:22 AM
My god this is awesome (http://www.japanator.com/rejoice-lunatics-this-is-type-moon-s-carnival-phantasm-19754.phtml)

Also:
http://paksiwirongbuang.deviantart.com/#/d3j4dn4
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/167/4/c/ultimate_magi_kick_by_paksiwirongbuang-d3j4dn4.png) (http://paksiwirongbuang.deviantart.com/#/d3j4dn4)
Some epic stuff in that gallery.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 28, 2011, 12:07:04 PM
I fully aprove of this one.
[spoiler]
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/116/a/3/puella_magi_wallpaper_by_paksiwirongbuang-d3ezgl6.png)
[/spoiler]


Sword and loli are one!
[spoiler]
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/167/3/b/tatsumaki_zankantou_by_paksiwirongbuang-d3j4d4d.png)
[/spoiler]

On other news, the "base" Madoka manga ended.

[spoiler]
Quite interesting that at the end (http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-madoka-magica/12/39) Madoka's sacrifice just delayed the inevitable end of the world under the power of negative feelings. Helps explaining the end of the anime as well.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 29, 2011, 08:11:24 AM
[spoiler]Well it was pretty clear even in the anime, Sayaka still vanishes. Madoka couldn't do more without risking perverting their wishes, but since they just run out of power when taken by despair, it helps.

Of course, monsters still spawn, but I notice that Madoka's wish affected "all times and all universes" so even alternate timelines are saved? Could be interesting to see the potential consequences of that.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Shadowhunter on June 29, 2011, 07:10:55 PM
Naruto:

[spoiler]Did he just make Shadow Clones while in Kyuubi mode?
He's cheating, he's not supposed to be able to do that.

Also, lolz at the amount of different Rasengans the dude pulls of.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 30, 2011, 02:12:19 AM
http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/942711/
Quote
This seems like an appropriate post to commemorate today as a very special day: the day Madoka surpassed Nanoha in Danbooru's copyright tag post count. Madoka, a single 12-episode season anime, over a period of only 6 months, has toppled a show with three seasons amassing posts for over 7 years. If it can keep up the current pace, it should surpass Haruhi in a month or so, and attain the title of top anime copyright on all of Danbooru.

Shine on, you crazy diamond.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 30, 2011, 03:16:19 AM
Well its obvious what must be done....To battle (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/860640/bardiche-battle-braid-cape-cityscape-commentary-cr#image)!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on June 30, 2011, 03:25:31 AM
Well its obvious what must be done....To battle (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/860640/bardiche-battle-braid-cape-cityscape-commentary-cr#image)!
[spoiler]It appears that they forgot to have someone tag Hayate. And that she's casting Ragnarok. :p[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 30, 2011, 03:45:54 AM
Too bad Mami didn't come along to duel though.
Coulda used the firepower.

Scenario:
Mami and Nanoha go into an artillery duel.
Homura goes into a contest of speed with Fate.
Madoka and Hayate charge their game enders.
Kyouko goes Spear-chain vs Signum's Sword-chain
Sayaka tanks Vita.

And...lets put QB in the middle of all the conflict.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 30, 2011, 05:41:52 AM
Negima 330 (http://forum.redhawkscans.com/index.php?topic=4800.0)

[spoiler]Godzilla Evangeline Threshold Breached[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 30, 2011, 06:22:08 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Methinks Negi could use some of Konoka's TLC healing.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 30, 2011, 08:08:49 AM
[spoiler]Triple Astrape looks like it hurt[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on June 30, 2011, 10:38:25 AM
[spoiler]Triple Astrape looks like it hurt[/spoiler]
[spoiler]It has 'rape' in the name for a reason.

And damn, as "Nice job breaking it" surprises go, that was one nasty one.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on June 30, 2011, 03:05:27 PM
Well its obvious what must be done....To battle (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/860640/bardiche-battle-braid-cape-cityscape-commentary-cr#image)!

And to think a couple months ago you were posting pictures of Madoka being curbstomped by Nahoa. :P

Negima
[spoiler]
They pissed off the Alice/Remilia expy. They're screwed. So screwed.

And yes the healing chick should be doing her job. I really miss the time when the harem army could do anything more than comment from the sidelines and deal with minor enemies.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on June 30, 2011, 08:45:43 PM
ViVid 22 (http://vividtrans.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/vivid-memory-22-top-fighter/)

Seems like binds are meant to be snapped like string.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on July 01, 2011, 12:12:40 PM
ViVid 22 (http://vividtrans.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/vivid-memory-22-top-fighter/)

Seems like binds are meant to be snapped like string.
[spoiler]Victor and Sieg. *yurigoggles on*
I dub this ship Victoryuri. It's made of Win. Literally.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 01, 2011, 11:47:04 PM
ViVid 22 (http://vividtrans.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/vivid-memory-22-top-fighter/)

Seems like binds are meant to be snapped like string.
[spoiler]A new magic system is introduced?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 02, 2011, 03:30:05 AM
Negimoo
[spoiler]Well, that was a rather... badly paced chapter. We don't need 15 pages of "hey, our heroes are SO screwed" with, as you guys pointed several times already, the girls not doing anything other than stare while they could be helping in some, even if limited, way.

Bad Akamatsu. At least we have the Dark Evangel in the picture.[/spoiler]

ViVid
[spoiler]Damnit (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c022/10.html), did you hear that sizzling sound? My yuri-dar just went off the scale and exploded. I need a new one.

Also, witches. I assume psychological/fear-based warfare is involved here?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 02, 2011, 03:42:45 AM
Negimoo
[spoiler]Well, that was a rather... badly paced chapter. We don't need 15 pages of "hey, our heroes are SO screwed" with, as you guys pointed several times already, the girls not doing anything other than stare while they could be helping in some, even if limited, way.

Bad Akamatsu. At least we have the Dark Evangel in the picture.[/spoiler]

ViVid
[spoiler]Damnit (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c022/10.html), did you hear that sizzling sound? My yuri-dar just went off the scale and exploded. I need a new one.

Also, witches. I assume psychological/fear-based warfare is involved here?[/spoiler]

[spoiler]She touches the girl's HEAD and your yuridar explodes? How sensitive IS that thing?  :p[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 02, 2011, 03:56:51 AM
No, I think Cubey's referring to the last line of that page Kuro. That's a yuri line if I've ever seen one.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 02, 2011, 04:02:35 AM
ViVid
[spoiler]Looking very Black Rock Shooter there Champion. And given how this series thrives on blasting the shit out of each other, a big, long, black cannon would not look out of place.

And the girl with those binding chains, give it up, you'll never be as good as Caro or Yuuno when it comes to chains and binds.  :lol

As for the witch Fabia... Devil Tamer (Alice?). Enchant Curse (Hina?), Device Witchbroom Hell Gazer (Marisa?) I can see why that girl cried.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 02, 2011, 04:16:51 AM
The yuri-dar picked up the relationship as a whole. That was just an example.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 02, 2011, 04:25:10 AM
Little suggestion if anyone's interested in mid-90's, semi-mindless martial arts manga: Koukou Tekken-den TOUGH. The main character is very much a funny delinquent.

The manga is potentially NSFW at times, but it's also fairly fun for when you want to turn your brain off.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 02, 2011, 07:55:09 AM
ViVid
[spoiler]Damnit (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v03/c022/10.html), did you hear that sizzling sound? My yuri-dar just went off the scale and exploded. I need a new one.

Also, witches. I assume psychological/fear-based warfare is involved here?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I figure Fear/debuff spells and summonings, probably matching up against Lutecia(Summon+Buff).[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 02, 2011, 05:52:56 PM
Let me rant a bit. Not about ViVid, but series with tournament arcs in general.

Now, I didn't read or watch them all, but you know what I'd want to see? The main characters losing the elimination round. And I don't mean them being unlucky enough to face against other main characters, rivals or named bad guys - just lose to unnamed filler participants.

Because just because the main cast is trying hard to practice their skills, technique and strength doesn't mean they're the only people in the world that do that. It somehow sends the message that the main characters are somehow special, and can lose or have a hard time only against other special people. The non-special can be safely ignored.

The same applies to non-tournament series, but to a lesser extent: that's because usually, when the characters lose it means they friggin' DIE or otherwise suffer a plot-wrecking loss. This is why Tomino killing off Amuro at the end of his (non-canon) novelisation of the first Gundam to the hands of Char's unnamed wingmen feels like such an anticlimax. But in a tournament arc? The characters just eat a piece of humble pie and move on. No harm done.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 02, 2011, 06:20:41 PM
In series with good tournament arcs, the good guys suffer to get by even against 'filler' characters. An example from Yu Yu Hakusho:

[spoiler]In the fight against team Ichigaki, Yusuke has lost the ability to use spiritual attacks because he overdid it in the previous round. Hiei's right arm has been inutilized due to his use of the Jaou Ensatsu Kokuryuu Ha, and both him and Kurama have been held back from returning to the stadium due to a mecha Ichigaki sent after them.

Cue free-for-all fight with team Ichigaki up against team Urameshi. To top it off, the techniques used by the members of Ichigaki's team (a group of martial artists who sold themselves as guinea pigs so Ichigaki would heal their ailing master) are refined enough that for all effects and purposes, they are invisible. (So despite being 'filler' characters, they do have some degree of competence.) The team is controlled by a large, bulbous device on their backs, but forceful removal of the device equates death for them.

All the while, Ichigaki delights on how little chance they have to win without Hiei and Kurama on the team. Kuwabara senses their plight and tries to talk them back into humanity, which only manages to get him smacked around like a ragdoll.

The resolution of the fight itself involves Hiei and Kurama showing up with the ailing master, explaining that Ichigaki poisoned him to look like he was sick (which managed to reach out to the team and immobilize them long enough for the Masked Lady to KO them with some technique that sent the bulbous devices flying), and Yusuke getting pissed, recovering his spiritual power and proceeding to pound the crap outta Ichigaki.

Regardless of the outcome, this was easily one of the toughest fights the team had to endure up to that point, and if it weren't for the Masked Lady, they could have well lost the match.

Adding insult to injury, they had to proceed to the next match immediately afterwards. Thanks to trickery on the opposite team's part, Hiei and the Masked Lady get forcefully benched, and they have to face an elimination-style matchup with two people on five (with Kuwabara having suffered heavy damage on the previous match, he didn't count). [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 02, 2011, 07:16:06 PM
In series with good tournament arcs, the good guys suffer to get by even against 'filler' characters. An example from Yu Yu Hakusho:

[spoiler]In the fight against team Ichigaki, Yusuke has lost the ability to use spiritual attacks because he overdid it in the previous round. Hiei's right arm has been inutilized due to his use of the Jaou Ensatsu Kokuryuu Ha, and both him and Kurama have been held back from returning to the stadium due to a mecha Ichigaki sent after them.

Cue free-for-all fight with team Ichigaki up against team Urameshi. To top it off, the techniques used by the members of Ichigaki's team (a group of martial artists who sold themselves as guinea pigs so Ichigaki would heal their ailing master) are refined enough that for all effects and purposes, they are invisible. (So despite being 'filler' characters, they do have some degree of competence.) The team is controlled by a large, bulbous device on their backs, but forceful removal of the device equates death for them.

All the while, Ichigaki delights on how little chance they have to win without Hiei and Kurama on the team. Kuwabara senses their plight and tries to talk them back into humanity, which only manages to get him smacked around like a ragdoll.

The resolution of the fight itself involves Hiei and Kurama showing up with the ailing master, explaining that Ichigaki poisoned him to look like he was sick (which managed to reach out to the team and immobilize them long enough for the Masked Lady to KO them with some technique that sent the bulbous devices flying), and Yusuke getting pissed, recovering his spiritual power and proceeding to pound the crap outta Ichigaki.

Regardless of the outcome, this was easily one of the toughest fights the team had to endure up to that point, and if it weren't for the Masked Lady, they could have well lost the match.

Adding insult to injury, they had to proceed to the next match immediately afterwards. Thanks to trickery on the opposite team's part, Hiei and the Masked Lady get forcefully benched, and they have to face an elimination-style matchup with two people on five (with Kuwabara having suffered heavy damage on the previous match, he didn't count). [/spoiler]

Those two matches were still really good too. That entire arc had some great fights.

Let me rant a bit. Not about ViVid, but series with tournament arcs in general.

Now, I didn't read or watch them all, but you know what I'd want to see? The main characters losing the elimination round. And I don't mean them being unlucky enough to face against other main characters, rivals or named bad guys - just lose to unnamed filler participants.

Because just because the main cast is trying hard to practice their skills, technique and strength doesn't mean they're the only people in the world that do that. It somehow sends the message that the main characters are somehow special, and can lose or have a hard time only against other special people. The non-special can be safely ignored.

The same applies to non-tournament series, but to a lesser extent: that's because usually, when the characters lose it means they friggin' DIE or otherwise suffer a plot-wrecking loss. This is why Tomino killing off Amuro at the end of his (non-canon) novelisation of the first Gundam to the hands of Char's unnamed wingmen feels like such an anticlimax. But in a tournament arc? The characters just eat a piece of humble pie and move on. No harm done.

I do understand where you are coming from with this, but keep in mind that these tournament arcs often have something plot-vital at the end (Dragonball being an exception; I have to say that's one of the things about the Buu saga that I actually really enjoyed).

If the main characters fail to obtain that plot device, then it requires something to happen afterwards to either replace it or to continue the plot. Like what happened in Negima (the second tournament arc, not the Mahora one). They had no way to actually get that kind of money without some really questionable methods (there are some other options, but none as time-effective as the Tournament).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 02, 2011, 07:39:25 PM
In series with good tournament arcs, the good guys suffer to get by even against 'filler' characters. An example from Yu Yu Hakusho:

[spoiler]In the fight against team Ichigaki, Yusuke has lost the ability to use spiritual attacks because he overdid it in the previous round. Hiei's right arm has been inutilized due to his use of the Jaou Ensatsu Kokuryuu Ha, and both him and Kurama have been held back from returning to the stadium due to a mecha Ichigaki sent after them.

Cue free-for-all fight with team Ichigaki up against team Urameshi. To top it off, the techniques used by the members of Ichigaki's team (a group of martial artists who sold themselves as guinea pigs so Ichigaki would heal their ailing master) are refined enough that for all effects and purposes, they are invisible. (So despite being 'filler' characters, they do have some degree of competence.) The team is controlled by a large, bulbous device on their backs, but forceful removal of the device equates death for them.

All the while, Ichigaki delights on how little chance they have to win without Hiei and Kurama on the team. Kuwabara senses their plight and tries to talk them back into humanity, which only manages to get him smacked around like a ragdoll.

The resolution of the fight itself involves Hiei and Kurama showing up with the ailing master, explaining that Ichigaki poisoned him to look like he was sick (which managed to reach out to the team and immobilize them long enough for the Masked Lady to KO them with some technique that sent the bulbous devices flying), and Yusuke getting pissed, recovering his spiritual power and proceeding to pound the crap outta Ichigaki.

Regardless of the outcome, this was easily one of the toughest fights the team had to endure up to that point, and if it weren't for the Masked Lady, they could have well lost the match.

Adding insult to injury, they had to proceed to the next match immediately afterwards. Thanks to trickery on the opposite team's part, Hiei and the Masked Lady get forcefully benched, and they have to face an elimination-style matchup with two people on five (with Kuwabara having suffered heavy damage on the previous match, he didn't count). [/spoiler]

Those two matches were still really good too. That entire arc had some great fights.

Let me rant a bit. Not about ViVid, but series with tournament arcs in general.

Now, I didn't read or watch them all, but you know what I'd want to see? The main characters losing the elimination round. And I don't mean them being unlucky enough to face against other main characters, rivals or named bad guys - just lose to unnamed filler participants.

Because just because the main cast is trying hard to practice their skills, technique and strength doesn't mean they're the only people in the world that do that. It somehow sends the message that the main characters are somehow special, and can lose or have a hard time only against other special people. The non-special can be safely ignored.

The same applies to non-tournament series, but to a lesser extent: that's because usually, when the characters lose it means they friggin' DIE or otherwise suffer a plot-wrecking loss. This is why Tomino killing off Amuro at the end of his (non-canon) novelisation of the first Gundam to the hands of Char's unnamed wingmen feels like such an anticlimax. But in a tournament arc? The characters just eat a piece of humble pie and move on. No harm done.

I do understand where you are coming from with this, but keep in mind that these tournament arcs often have something plot-vital at the end (Dragonball being an exception; I have to say that's one of the things about the Buu saga that I actually really enjoyed).

If the main characters fail to obtain that plot device, then it requires something to happen afterwards to either replace it or to continue the plot. Like what happened in Negima (the second tournament arc, not the Mahora one). They had no way to actually get that kind of money without some really questionable methods (there are some other options, but none as time-effective as the Tournament).
No question about it! I was just pointing out that the best tournament plots usually have the characters suffering even when their opponents are 'filler'.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 02, 2011, 07:56:08 PM
Let me rant a bit. Not about ViVid, but series with tournament arcs in general.

Now, I didn't read or watch them all, but you know what I'd want to see? The main characters losing the elimination round. And I don't mean them being unlucky enough to face against other main characters, rivals or named bad guys - just lose to unnamed filler participants.

Because just because the main cast is trying hard to practice their skills, technique and strength doesn't mean they're the only people in the world that do that. It somehow sends the message that the main characters are somehow special, and can lose or have a hard time only against other special people. The non-special can be safely ignored.

The same applies to non-tournament series, but to a lesser extent: that's because usually, when the characters lose it means they friggin' DIE or otherwise suffer a plot-wrecking loss. This is why Tomino killing off Amuro at the end of his (non-canon) novelisation of the first Gundam to the hands of Char's unnamed wingmen feels like such an anticlimax. But in a tournament arc? The characters just eat a piece of humble pie and move on. No harm done.
I've seen it happen. (http://bibliography.gaijinmanga.com/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 02, 2011, 11:02:54 PM
Let me rant a bit. Not about ViVid, but series with tournament arcs in general.

Now, I didn't read or watch them all, but you know what I'd want to see? The main characters losing the elimination round. And I don't mean them being unlucky enough to face against other main characters, rivals or named bad guys - just lose to unnamed filler participants.

Because just because the main cast is trying hard to practice their skills, technique and strength doesn't mean they're the only people in the world that do that. It somehow sends the message that the main characters are somehow special, and can lose or have a hard time only against other special people. The non-special can be safely ignored.

The same applies to non-tournament series, but to a lesser extent: that's because usually, when the characters lose it means they friggin' DIE or otherwise suffer a plot-wrecking loss. This is why Tomino killing off Amuro at the end of his (non-canon) novelisation of the first Gundam to the hands of Char's unnamed wingmen feels like such an anticlimax. But in a tournament arc? The characters just eat a piece of humble pie and move on. No harm done.
In ViVid's case we have plenty of secondary characters who can afford to have their butts kicked, so its probably cool.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on July 02, 2011, 11:58:43 PM
Let me rant a bit. Not about ViVid, but series with tournament arcs in general.

Now, I didn't read or watch them all, but you know what I'd want to see? The main characters losing the elimination round. And I don't mean them being unlucky enough to face against other main characters, rivals or named bad guys - just lose to unnamed filler participants.

Because just because the main cast is trying hard to practice their skills, technique and strength doesn't mean they're the only people in the world that do that. It somehow sends the message that the main characters are somehow special, and can lose or have a hard time only against other special people. The non-special can be safely ignored.

The same applies to non-tournament series, but to a lesser extent: that's because usually, when the characters lose it means they friggin' DIE or otherwise suffer a plot-wrecking loss. This is why Tomino killing off Amuro at the end of his (non-canon) novelisation of the first Gundam to the hands of Char's unnamed wingmen feels like such an anticlimax. But in a tournament arc? The characters just eat a piece of humble pie and move on. No harm done.
I've seen it happen. (http://bibliography.gaijinmanga.com/)
About to link that, actually.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 03, 2011, 04:38:52 AM
I watch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH1acO2oG0w&feature=related) and then this one as well. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uFcrWd-u6o&feature=related)

And then I watched this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kULJfPR8qp4)

And I know its damn fine voice acting.  :D
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 03, 2011, 05:33:57 AM
Well, damn. I was mid-way of writing a long and thoughtful post.

And then everything just fled my mind and I was left with an empty head. So I'll just say, I'm happy you linked exceptions to the rule.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on July 04, 2011, 03:25:01 AM
Prisma Illya side chapter (http://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/summer-school-2wei-sp-7/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 04, 2011, 07:24:32 AM
Prisma Illya side chapter (http://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/summer-school-2wei-sp-7/)
Well, thats one way to clear weeds.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 07, 2011, 02:21:24 PM
Negima 331

FUCK YEAH! (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v36/c331/13.html)

[spoiler]FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! FUCK YEAH! [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 07, 2011, 03:15:48 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
Aparently Jack Rakan did manage to convince the DM to IRON HEART SURGE out of oblivion.

The director joining the fray was something I should've seen coming. The old dude in charge is always some super fighting machine that just hapened to be retired until the fighting reached its home.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 07, 2011, 03:46:35 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
Aparently Jack Rakan did manage to convince the DM to IRON HEART SURGE out of oblivion.

The director joining the fray was something I should've seen coming. The old dude in charge is always some super fighting machine that just hapened to be retired until the fighting reached its home.
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Hitting Venerable age in a fantasy-adventure world is a sign of badass.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 07, 2011, 03:53:24 PM
[spoiler]Hitting Venerable age in a fantasy-adventure world is a sign of badass.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Considering the complete lack of other people who seem older than 30 in the whole series, extra-badass.

Also seems like the author is pretending the initial volumes never hapened, because otherwise it doesn't make much sense everybody was holding back their powers during all the previous crisis.

[/quote]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 07, 2011, 05:21:33 PM
[spoiler]Hitting Venerable age in a fantasy-adventure world is a sign of badass.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Considering the complete lack of other people who seem older than 30 in the whole series, extra-badass.

Also seems like the author is pretending the initial volumes never hapened, because otherwise it doesn't make much sense everybody was holding back their powers during all the previous crisis.

[/quote]

[spoiler]Obviously going light on the kid. So obvious.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 07, 2011, 08:40:15 PM
New Negima? This better be good.

*reads*

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/TehCubey/TychoGabeSquee.jpg)


Also, that strategically-placed speech bubble obscuring another speech bubble. You know which one.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 07, 2011, 08:43:40 PM
Negima
[spoiler]OH HAI!

Looks like CE is about to get a Grade A Ass Kicking.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 07, 2011, 08:59:04 PM
[spoiler]Hitting Venerable age in a fantasy-adventure world is a sign of badass.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Considering the complete lack of other people who seem older than 30 in the whole series, extra-badass.

Also seems like the author is pretending the initial volumes never hapened, because otherwise it doesn't make much sense everybody was holding back their powers during all the previous crisis.

[spoiler]The principal didn't act mostly coz Eva wouldn't let him.
Secchan's dad was caught by surprise and with his pants down likely, since it looks like hes been in retirement and then a Fate-class entity turned up.
Alberio was playing with a shadow clone the whole time.
Godel was playing a game of his own.
Takamachi was never in danger of life, he wouldn't hurt students.
Eva was sealed...in the school. The power limiter curse doesn't apply say...in the magic world.

Godzilla threshold has been breached...prepare for awesome!
[/spoiler]

Short version: FUCK YEAH!

Awww fuck, Akamatsu is off to 'research' his wife for a week again.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on July 07, 2011, 09:56:55 PM
Negima
[spoiler]It's not just Venerable age - Eva is present too, so that would put the Colonel at older than her handful hundred years.

Old Man Konoemon actually does something for a change.

Black hole, bitch.

"I came back with my fighting spirit"
Only Rakan.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 07, 2011, 11:10:39 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
"I came back with my fighting spirit"
Only Rakan.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Powergamer Rakan: So, death is an ongoing effect, right?
DM: Technically yes, but...
Rakan: IRON HEART SURGE![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 08, 2011, 01:36:03 AM
Negima
[spoiler]
"I came back with my fighting spirit"
Only Rakan.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Powergamer Rakan: So, death is an ongoing effect, right?
DM: Technically yes, but...
Rakan: IRON HEART SURGE![/spoiler]
Sounds like something I should look into.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 08, 2011, 06:30:29 AM
Negima
[spoiler]
"I came back with my fighting spirit"
Only Rakan.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Powergamer Rakan: So, death is an ongoing effect, right?
DM: Technically yes, but...
Rakan: IRON HEART SURGE![/spoiler]
[spoiler]More precisely, it's an epic Microcosm/Maze thing, which he CAN IHS

So its more like:
Rakan: "I'm dead?"
DM: "Well technically you're just banished into a pocket dimension."
Rakan: "Oh, so it's like Maze?"
DM: "Yes, b-"
Rakan: "IRON HEART SURGE!!!!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 08, 2011, 07:07:57 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
"I came back with my fighting spirit"
Only Rakan.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Powergamer Rakan: So, death is an ongoing effect, right?
DM: Technically yes, but...
Rakan: IRON HEART SURGE![/spoiler]
[spoiler]More precisely, it's an epic Microcosm/Maze thing, which he CAN IHS

So its more like:
Rakan: "I'm dead?"
DM: "Well technically you're just banished into a pocket dimension."
Rakan: "Oh, so it's like Maze?"
DM: "Yes, b-"
Rakan: "IRON HEART SURGE!!!!"[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I thought spellcraft was a reflexive or standard action?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 08, 2011, 07:39:10 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
"I came back with my fighting spirit"
Only Rakan.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Powergamer Rakan: So, death is an ongoing effect, right?
DM: Technically yes, but...
Rakan: IRON HEART SURGE![/spoiler]
[spoiler]More precisely, it's an epic Microcosm/Maze thing, which he CAN IHS

So its more like:
Rakan: "I'm dead?"
DM: "Well technically you're just banished into a pocket dimension."
Rakan: "Oh, so it's like Maze?"
DM: "Yes, b-"
Rakan: "IRON HEART SURGE!!!!"[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I thought spellcraft was a reflexive or standard action?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]The spell recaptures you on the next round by casting the Maze again.
He did it once to deliver a punch.
This is where Asuna comes in.

Also, its fundamentally the same as the dimensional trap they used on him earlier. Just bigger.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 08, 2011, 09:22:01 PM
Only in Japan. (http://www.anime44.com/category/mawaru-penguindrum)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 10, 2011, 02:33:59 PM
Fate/Stay Night in Dresden Files RPG
[spoiler]Fate
Shirou - Told to make a mage character. Turned up with a guy with crap for Lore, Sponsored Magic(a custom version that allows instant speed thaumaturgic crafting but no other Evocation aspect) and an Item of Power granting Superhuman Recovery(catch - Saber linked). Total sucker for compels. "Role"-player, but mostly just dumb.
Saber - Made exactly what she was asked to. A super sword-fighter with a super magic sword. Had an aspect on gluttony, which she tags for extra fuel. A bit one-dimensional a character, but consistent.

Rin - Made a pretty good well rounded mage type. Arrived with what she thought was a reasonable amount of power and roleplayed well enough. Turned out everyone else was some kind of idiot AND she had terrible dice luck. Is also a writer when shes not gaming.
Archer - Powergamer, showed up at the last minute with a totally mysterious type of character. Ignored the guidelines to make an Archer("I have a bow ok, it shoots swords"), and forgot about background. Hyperoptimized, but had to leave, so he suicided on Berserker.

Ilya - Decent player, but can't make it to most sessions. A thaumaturgy specialist. Became team mascot when she had to leave for various reasons.
Berserker - Bought Physical Immunity for his Item of Power....then realized it brought him below 0 Refresh. Spent the rest of the game Berserk except when Ilya invokes a compel on his High Concept. Possibly Ilya's player's kid brother. Really liked fighting and pretty much nothing else.

Sakura - NPC at this point
Shinji - Rider's player's boyfriend. A 'Role'-player like Shirou, but a jerk IRL. Ilya's player got her kid brother to stomp him and get rid of him.
Rider - A fairly competent optimizer, and basically like Saber in that she followed the rules and guidelines for the most part. Unfortunately her boyfriend is a DICK, and just abuses her when he finds out he sucks.  Shinji's player forced her into a losing battle and dictated all her tactics.

Kuzuki - NPC at this point
Caster - Another powergamer, abusing unlimited skeleton creation and generally getting uber powerful thaumaturgy by skipping lots of scenes. Abused chain binding to get her own Servant, but the DM put his foot down on the chain bind. Died while bragging about how much of a leet optimizer she is to Gilgamesh's player. Gilgamesh proceeds to Show Her and killed her in one shot.
Fake Assassin - NPC for the most part, but a new player picked him up for a bit to test run the game.

Bazett - Unable to make it to the game at the last minute. So she died off screen.
Kotomine - That Rogue Guy, the type who'd steal from the party, secretly murder everyone's families, etc while hiding the whole time. Got along just awesome with Gilgamesh's player and picked up some optimization tips.
Lancer - Cool guy and made a very neat character. Had attendance problems though and then he got Kotomine and Gilgamesh for his partners(since his Master couldnt make it). That he had two jerks as partners probably contributed to absentism.
Gilgamesh - That Guy. Powergames, uses a broken character with basically infinite Resources. Constantly wants to rape and/or murder someone and hits on the girls in the group all the time. Eventually gets beaten by a Plot Device the DM upgraded Shirou's Item of Power into.

Unlimited Blade Works
Shirou - Same old idiot, but Archer's player got together with him halfway through the game to rewrite his sheet. The whole fight was staged by Archer so he can justify the sheet rewrite and defeat Gilgamesh using the dumbest likable player at the table.
Saber - Still the same old super sword fighter, but became the prize loot between all the party jerks. Caster wanted to rape her, and so did Gilgamesh. Eventually got together with the Only Sane Girl as Rin became her Master.

Rin - Still the Only Sane Girl. She added some martial arts since she got her butt kicked by Kotomine last time, so she can fight in melee as well. Surprised Caster by totally beating her ass with buffed melee. Archer was an allied player(along with the derpy Shirou and the Straight Man Saber) but enigmatic in the whole business to show up Gilgamesh.
Archer - Took it one step further, since he never wrote a character backstory, he decided to ignore the guideline about making a historical hero and decided to be Shirou from the FUTURE! so he can rewrite Shirou's sheet for him. Also started using his optimizing powers to their full extent, using speed-crafted single use items to great effect.
Then he slipped off somewhere so Gilgamesh wouldn't notice when he interfers in the final battle. This whole campaign was his personal war with Gilgamesh. And while he was a dirty optimizer, he wasn't That Guy(Gilgamesh).

Ilya - Her player's life got even busier, so she arranged the same things as happened in Fate, so shes a party mascot while away...then Gilgamesh's player killed her in a gruesome manner. Not that she could keep on playing anyway, since her kid brother refuses to attend anymore.
Berserker - Gilgamesh demonstrated his CO skills on the poor kid and brutally killed his character without the kid ever getting to do anything between getting comboed down.

Sakura - NPC at this point
Shinji - Broke up with Rider, and was generally in the dumps. Then Gilgamesh's player offered an alliance, only to use his character for his sick MPreg fetishes. This broke him.
Rider - After she broke up with Shinji, Rider's player left the game for a while.

Kuzuki - New player showed up, and since Caster's master hadn't been seen before, he was assigned that character. Except he never read the campaign bio and just created a standard issue fantasy kung fu monk who was also a teacher. This wasn't so bad with the powergaming Caster putting buffs on him though.
Caster - Gets to indulge her lesbian rape fantasy on Saber and generally made it uncomfortable around the table even as she joined Gilgamesh in powergaming to the Nth degree. She allied with Archer to get some revenge on Gilgamesh for killing her last time, but Archer couldn't stand her being a general sicko and offed her anyway.
The GM was so relieved when Archer PK'ed her that he let Archer get away with more things than most.
Fake Assassin - The new guy came back after Caster got PK'ed by Archer and turned Assassin into a pretty cool guy. So they did another oneshot with him.

Bazett - Still dead.
Kotomine - He couldn't attend, so Gilgamesh and Lancer were largely left to their own devices. And then he came back and got in an argument with Lancer, forcing Lancer to kill himself, since he had Gilgamesh anyway(as Shinji was the patsy to start with). Lancer instead of just dying, offed him while he was at it.
Lancer - He shows up a lot more, now that Kotomine's player couldn't attend, and was generally a cool dude over beer and pretzels. Probably an older guy. When Kotomine returned to fuck things up he decided to do the world some good and went for a double KO.
Gilgamesh - Reaches his zenith, as between trying to rape Saber, MPreg Shinji, ripping Ilya's heart out, every other player present basically allied to take out his uber broken character.
Archer meanwhile, was finding no end of help from the 'sane' people in the group in his personal dick waving contest. Everyone who could chipped in on getting Shirou, the party retard to beat Gilgamesh at his own game.

Heaven's Feel
After the CharOpt dueloff in every direction, the GM instituted harsh new houserules against powergaming. Archer's trick got nerfed by some terrible consequences on every use, Gilgamesh got an activation action problem, Caster lost the ability to chain-bind.

Shirou - Not really the brightest bulb, Shirou continues to use the changes Archer helped him put in. Other than using some of the spare power templates that Archer left, he just...kept going even as his character got shredded.
Saber - The GM recruited her to join his revenge spree against the jerks, so she got 'killed'.

Rin - STILL the Only Sane Girl. Not her good day since Archer quits, but she keeps at it, with good planning and worse luck. It all comes to a head in the finale, as the GM decided the only sane person could use a little insanity and gave her a custom weapon that replaces her previous gem-potion-bombs.
She tries to talk Sakura out of her rampage.
Then all the luck across all three campaigns merged in an epic cascade, every attack was a crit, every damage was maximum. She was oneshotting everything....and flubbed it in the end to be the Only Sane Man
Archer - He stuck around for a bit, but when an indestructible Berserker showed up, in addition to the item creation nerfs. He just quit.

Ilya - Her kid brother now has someone else to deal with him, so she got a lot more playtime, but without Berserker of course. Shes a little detached from most of the game at this point though, partly because of frequent absentism.
Berserker - Since the kid quit, the GM took the opportunity to Plot-Kill him and turn Berserker into an unkillable Plot Death Engine.

Sakura - GM's girlfriend got into the game. While she gets along fine with Rin, Rider and Saber at first, she went on a bit of a rampage from GM favoritism as the abilities stacked up.
Shinji - After the MPreg business, he decided to indulge his fetishes. Unfortunately he just described raping the GM's girlfriend. And he was kicked out right there.
Rider - She came back after some persuasion from the others, and became good friends with Sakura after Shinji was killed off. Without Shinji fucking it all up, she actually got to use her further abilities even.

Kuzuki - Citing boredom and lack of interest, Kuzuki quits.
Caster - After everyone cheered when Archer backstabbed her, Caster permanently left the group
Fake Assassin - New guy read the logs and discovered the amazing amount of rape going around. He is never seen again.

Bazett - Still dead.
Kotomine - Ever since Lancer stabbed him the last time, he rebuilt his priest into some kind of superpowered, unkillable exorcist with Inhuman Everything, killer magic items, Ritual magic. He did mellow out a little since the backlash from the last campaign. He linked his unkillability to the predictable plot device.
Lancer - Well, Kotomine came back and he certainly wasn't about to stick around. So he just died.
Gilgamesh - Never quite learning his lesson after everyone ganged up on him. His attempt at murdering Sakura got the GM to declare that she has mega regeneration and Servant Killing Powers.

Matou Zouken - A seriously bad case of unabashed pervert. He picked up some basic ritual magic and made himself invulnerable. Got kicked from the game after making too many sexual remarks at the GM's girlfriend.
"Ok, I killed all your worms in the house!"
*smuggrin* "I got another one"
"What the fuck, where?"
*smuggrin at GM's girlfriend*
True Assassin - A friend of Zouken's player, he just tagged along. Never really did more than toss a few SoDs around.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 10, 2011, 03:22:56 PM
That was quite a hilarious read even if I don't know anything about Dresden RPG.

Altough I would say it's more acurate that instead of Sakura being the DM's girlfriend, she was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Aka pretending to just be some weak character, and then out of nowhere enslaving Berseker and Saber and beating the crap out of Gilgamesh the moment he turns his back.

This is, why would the DM favour her so much when she's flirting with Shirou all the time in the third campaign? :p

So the whole thing is half the players trying to outcheese each other, the other half dying/leaving for not being as hardcore, and Shirou somehow surviving with dumb luck and because he was probably a likeable guy in RL that nobody else wanted to kill and was always willing to take hits for you. His willingness to sacrifice himself for other means the DM lets him get away with a lot of crap, including looting Archer's powers in the third campaign with the condition he's dooming himself.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on July 10, 2011, 08:43:36 PM
Nah, what really happened is one of the servant character players is a guy who only played dungeons and dragons, and heard about the game second hand.  He heard he was doing, like, the ranger class, so he made a two-weapon fighter.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 10, 2011, 08:59:53 PM
Nah, what really happened is one of the servant character players is a guy who only played dungeons and dragons, and heard about the game second hand.  He heard he was doing, like, the ranger class, so he made a two-weapon fighter.
http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=11204.msg397159#msg397159
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 12, 2011, 02:31:53 PM
QB is Still Alive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAsIKN4i06M)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on July 12, 2011, 03:49:00 PM
Wow. That anime was much better than I expected it to be. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou is a perfect blend of action and harem genres.

I just chose it randomly off a long list of action anime...surprised I never heard of it before checking that list.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on July 15, 2011, 07:57:31 PM
Wow, half the threads I post in DO instantly die out...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 15, 2011, 08:16:37 PM
Wow, half the threads I post in DO instantly die out...

We're just waiting for updates to our favorite works.


I find the best way to keep this thread alive is to make fun of Bleach/Naruto. Either someone comes to defend the show in question and gets pwned, or we just start poking holes in the plots of either and discussing what to change to make them more enjoyable.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 15, 2011, 08:36:24 PM
I find the best way to keep this thread alive is to make fun of Bleach/Naruto. Either someone comes to defend the show in question and gets pwned, or we just start poking holes in the plots of either and discussing what to change to make them more enjoyable.
Before that it was "post Touhou stuff". :p
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 15, 2011, 09:20:15 PM
I find the best way to keep this thread alive is to make fun of Bleach/Naruto. Either someone comes to defend the show in question and gets pwned, or we just start poking holes in the plots of either and discussing what to change to make them more enjoyable.
Before that it was "post Touhou stuff". :p
There was also a time of "post Meguca stuff" and every week theres the "Negima Update Time"

Except Akamatsu is 'researching' his hot wife for a week.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 15, 2011, 11:28:25 PM
Speaking of Meguka, still living in caves, take 2 (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/907111/4koma-akemi_homura-blush-comic-drooling-hiyoko_-m8)(nsfw)

Also meet Saber's long lost twin sister, Sader
[spoiler]
(http://skyplate.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/sader01.jpg)

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 15, 2011, 11:46:11 PM
She, um, looks like she lost some brain cells there...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on July 16, 2011, 12:15:37 AM
Yeah, Sader's been around for... a while (http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1620).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 16, 2011, 12:18:39 AM
Speaking of Meguka, still living in caves, take 2 (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/907111/4koma-akemi_homura-blush-comic-drooling-hiyoko_-m8)(nsfw)
That is hilarious.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 16, 2011, 01:20:23 AM
Meguca Drama CD 2 Translation (http://translationcd.wikispaces.com/page/diff/Puella+Magi+Madoka+Magica+Drama+CD+-+Sunny+Day+Life/241429307)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 16, 2011, 01:32:54 AM
In current-season anime, watched the first ep of Dantalian no Shoka (sic) and it seems interesting. Gainax work, based on a light novel series.

Commence WMG about that woman at the start. Also, protagonist looks like Graham Aker.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 16, 2011, 07:58:47 AM
Highlights of the Meguca drama CD 2
Quote
Madoka: Huh? Failed?! (note: literally ‘a red mark’) What should I do!? I’ve turned in to an idiot after becoming a Puella Magi!”
Balancing adventuring and a steady school life is hard~
Quote
Hitomi: Sayaka-san, Madoka-san, I’ll lend you my notes to you.
Sayaka: Huh?
Hitomi: My important/precious friends are in a bind, I can’t just leave them be.
Madoka: Thank you Hitomi-chan!
Hitomi: And besides, I would like to be fight/compete against my rival equally.
Sayaka: Urg. Forget it; we don’t need your notes!
Madoka: Wha-!
Hitomi: Really? I understand then, but if there’s anything I can help you with don’t hesitate to ask.
Madoka: AH! The notes!
A principle is more important than grades to her huh.

Quote
Mami: Please, come in.
Madoka: Thanks for having us.
Homura: Thank you for having us.
Kyouko: Thanks.
Sayaka: Hey, why are you guys here?
Homura: Why? It’s obvious isn’t it? I’m worried about Madoka who failed her test of course.
Madoka: Homura-chan…
Kyouko: And I’m here ‘cause Mami invited me to eat some cake.
Mami: I have some delicious cake, so I thought it might be nice/more fun if everyone came.
Sayaka: Now all five magical girls are here.
Homura: This isn’t so bad of a parallel world.
Cake!
Quote
Madoka: Nothing! But you know Mami-san and Homura-chan are so good at studying. I wonder if this means any idiot can be a magical girl.
Kyubey: Can’t say it’s never happened before, there are Magical girls out there who have no head for tactics but just rely only their physical and magical strength to see them through. Though it’s not recommended to fight this way.
Homura: Kyubey, if you say anything more, I will bury you. Madoka, you’re not dumb/stupid.
Who needs brains when you have Baka Power?
Quote
Sayaka: But Madoka only just has to try a bit harder and it’s only English. I still have to retake my Math test!
Madoka: Huh? Really, Sayaka-chan?
Kyouko: Oh My God.
Sayaka is an idiot~
Quote
Sayaka: That’s it! Homura, you have the ability to stop time during the test right! Wait, don’t tell me…
Homura: Miki Sayaka… I have never even thought that before (ie It’s never occurred to me)
Sayaka: Eh?
Madoka: Sayaka-chan… Homura-chan would never do such a thing.
Homura: To think there’s a person… who would think about stopping time just for a test.
Sayaka: E-everyone thinks about it once right?!
Kyouko: I~ wouldn’t~ know~!
Sayaka: Huh? Really? Only me?! Gah.
Some Hero Of Justice you are, lying, cheating, stealing.
Quote
Sayaka: Got it, at least we know it’s a low level familiar that steals girl’s underwear!
Madoka: Maybe it’s hiding itself somewhere.
Kyouko: It might have run away. Moreover, what was it going to do with stolen underwear?
Sayaka: What was it… You seriously don’t know?
Kyouko: I could understand if it was new but someone else already used it. I wouldn’t want it used.
Homura: There lies the value.
Kyouko: I just don’t get it…
Too innocent?
Quote
Kyouko: Sayaka, I’ll cover for you.
Sayaka: Thanks Kyouko. Found it. Enemy of women!! Take~ th~
Cat: *meow*
Sayaka: Meow?
Kyouko: Hey did it just meow.
Homura: It did meow.
Meow
Quote
Homura: The one that this cat just dropped a moment ago, I believe that it’s Shizuki Hitomi’s.
Madoka: Um, I’ll secretly return it to Hitomi’s house later.
Sayaka: Ah, I’ll hold on to it for her. Hm, I see… So this is… Hitomi’s panty…So she goes around wearing something like this…
What is she planning to do with her rival's pantsu?!
Quote
Kyouko: And ya fired a Tiro Finale at a cat. Tiro~ Finale~
Mami: Stop making fun of me already. But I’m so relieved that the kitty managed dodged it.
The poor kitteh.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on July 16, 2011, 11:13:39 AM
In current-season anime, watched the first ep of Dantalian no Shoka (sic) and it seems interesting. Gainax work, based on a light novel series.

Commence WMG about that woman at the start. Also, protagonist looks like Graham Aker.
It also looks like basically Card Captor Sakura with books instead of cards (and a British earl instead of a Japanese schoolgirl), but it's too early to quite say for certain.
My guess? Library Girl is Dantalian (*grumble*). Though maybe that's too obvious.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 17, 2011, 02:05:17 AM
At the anime and monja expo. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NharGdPvPa4)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 17, 2011, 04:04:44 AM
In current-season anime, watched the first ep of Dantalian no Shoka (sic) and it seems interesting. Gainax work, based on a light novel series.

Commence WMG about that woman at the start. Also, protagonist looks like Graham Aker.
It also looks like basically Card Captor Sakura with books instead of cards (and a British earl instead of a Japanese schoolgirl), but it's too early to quite say for certain.
My guess? Library Girl is Dantalian (*grumble*). Though maybe that's too obvious.

You mean how Card Captor Sakura is a mix of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh? *dodges bricks*
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on July 17, 2011, 04:05:27 AM
At the anime and monja expo. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NharGdPvPa4)

Do you watch the bananime?
Yes, but the mango was better!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2011, 06:39:12 AM
In current-season anime, watched the first ep of Dantalian no Shoka (sic) and it seems interesting. Gainax work, based on a light novel series.

Commence WMG about that woman at the start. Also, protagonist looks like Graham Aker.
It also looks like basically Card Captor Sakura with books instead of cards (and a British earl instead of a Japanese schoolgirl), but it's too early to quite say for certain.
My guess? Library Girl is Dantalian (*grumble*). Though maybe that's too obvious.

Its pretty clear that she's Dantalian. And I love it when he sticks his key into her.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 17, 2011, 01:14:39 PM
In current-season anime, watched the first ep of Dantalian no Shoka (sic) and it seems interesting. Gainax work, based on a light novel series.

Commence WMG about that woman at the start. Also, protagonist looks like Graham Aker.
It also looks like basically Card Captor Sakura with books instead of cards (and a British earl instead of a Japanese schoolgirl), but it's too early to quite say for certain.
My guess? Library Girl is Dantalian (*grumble*). Though maybe that's too obvious.

Its pretty clear that she's Dantalian. And I love it when he sticks his key into her.
-Wander into library and release mischievous mystical beings from a book? Check.
-Questionable relationships? Check.
-Magic powers activated by key carried around the neck? Check.

Somewhere out in the multiverse Clow is going "Just as planned".jpg

Altough there's still the question of who's the blonde girl in the begginning. Well CCS had two "familiars" as well, one of which was only fully presented mid-series.

You mean how Card Captor Sakura is a mix of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh? *dodges bricks*

That would be kinda hard considering CCS came out before either of those. *throws another volley of bricks anyway*
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 17, 2011, 06:51:32 PM
Don't blame me, blame whoever figured that the best idea was to bring Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and CCS to my country in that order.  :P
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 17, 2011, 07:41:52 PM
CCS anime first aired on Brasil in 1998, Pokemon anime only in 2002. You probably missed the first  and ended up caughting a re-run of the series (they've like repeated it four times in TV where I live). So I still blame you. :p
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 17, 2011, 08:56:33 PM
...Wait, how in the flying fuck do you know that?

Also, it depends where it was aired. If the first airing was at Globo, I missed it on the account that I was probably in school at the time.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 17, 2011, 09:58:45 PM
Wikipedia (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardcaptor_Sakura) has it all. Também ajuda saber a mesma língua base.

Globo is included on the local airing stations, but it doesn't specify wich one was the first to do so.

Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 18, 2011, 12:41:43 AM
Paul Revere: "Screw the British, THE BRAZILLIANS ARE COMING!!"
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 18, 2011, 01:17:52 AM
Didn't you get the memo? Portuguese is the 5th most spoken language in the net!

And that number will just keep growing as portguese-speaking countries out there develop.

Even in the anime and manga communities you can see our numbers swell up! :D
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 18, 2011, 02:27:47 AM
Huh. I figure English is somewhere above that. Maybe Chinese too. Which are the other 4?

Also, depends on the anime/manga in question. I doubt there are that many, say, Gundam fans among the Portuguese speakers. (Wing doesn't count!)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 18, 2011, 07:16:07 AM
http://listverse.com/2008/06/26/top-10-most-spoken-languages-in-the-world/

Chinese wins by sheer volume. Apparently we breed like rabbits or something.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on July 18, 2011, 07:53:19 AM
Stats are slightly different on the net. I imagine a good portion of the "English" stat comes from non-native speakers speaking in a common language.
http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 20, 2011, 10:06:09 PM
Negima 332 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3283-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-332-by-Red-Hawk)
[spoiler]
Rakan: *Graze Graze*

Chisame - Using the power of friendship now?

Eva - Why the stop casting while meleeing? Beat up three Fates at once while casting Eternal Glacier.

So the Code of the Lifemaker can duplicate everything it ever contained...well for a world creation spell thats to be expected. Write: Dragon.

The whole class is now on site. Maximum Love Power?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 20, 2011, 11:46:32 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Although the outcome here is obvious (Asuna wakes up, the Code shuts, and the Ala Rubra PWNs the Lifemaker), there's still quite a bit of aftermath involved (and the story isn't done yet, seeing as Negi still hasn't found Nagi or Arika). That's going to be more interesting to read than the fights IMO.



On the bright side, Chao's plan might come to fruition anyway.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 21, 2011, 12:47:21 AM
Negima 332 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3283-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-332-by-Red-Hawk)
[spoiler]
Rakan: *Graze Graze*

Chisame - Using the power of friendship now?

Eva - Why the stop casting while meleeing? Beat up three Fates at once while casting Eternal Glacier.

So the Code of the Lifemaker can duplicate everything it ever contained...well for a world creation spell thats to be expected. Write: Dragon.

The whole class is now on site. Maximum Love Power?
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Rakan : "Deal with the dragon." "Don't wanna! Too big!" lol
Chisame : I will hack the barrier, WITH LOVE!
Eva : Mages are nothing more than high-powered artillery indeed. She's yet to cast a single spell (mid-incantation though) and everyone took attention. rofl
Headmaster : Maybe its the shape of the head, getting really strong Nurarihyon vibes there.
The girls : Its at 180% power, looks like the love is coming on strong heh.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 21, 2011, 04:24:24 AM
Neg
[spoiler]The research break produced a result: Akamatsu decided Chachamaru should wear a suit. For maximal robot fetish power.

Other than that, everything else that was said already. Badass.[/spoiler]

This is definitely picking up after the last few chapters. Well, it started to pick up at the end of 330 already.


In other words, thanks to friends' influence I am watching Madoka. Up to ep 8 now.
This series is quite awesome. The hype  is not misplaced at all. Also, kinda depressing, and I didn't even reach the supposedly saddest part yet.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 21, 2011, 07:50:10 AM
[spoiler]
The girls : Its at 180% power, looks like the love is coming on strong heh.[/spoiler]
Possibly a 1000% Sparking! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtL57XeEvyI) reference.

Neg
[spoiler]The research break produced a result: Akamatsu decided Chachamaru should wear a suit. For maximal robot fetish power.
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Damned right, what the hell is Hakase doing in a swimsuit + labcoat though?[/spoiler]
Quote
In other words, thanks to friends' influence I am watching Madoka. Up to ep 8 now.
This series is quite awesome. The hype  is not misplaced at all. Also, kinda depressing, and I didn't even reach the supposedly saddest part yet.
Yay!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 21, 2011, 07:50:53 AM
Neg
[spoiler]The research break produced a result: Akamatsu decided Chachamaru his wife should wear a suit. For maximal robot fetish power.

Other than that, everything else that was said already. Badass.[/spoiler]

This is definitely picking up after the last few chapters. Well, it started to pick up at the end of 330 already.


In other words, thanks to friends' influence I am watching Madoka. Up to ep 8 now.
This series is quite awesome. The hype  is not misplaced at all. Also, kinda depressing, and I didn't even reach the supposedly saddest part yet.

Fixed  :lmao
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on July 21, 2011, 11:28:42 AM
Neg
[spoiler]The research break produced a result: Akamatsu decided Chachamaru should wear a suit. For maximal robot fetish power.
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Damned right, what the hell is Hakase doing in a swimsuit + labcoat though?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]We can only guess and foam in envy. [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on July 21, 2011, 11:42:52 AM
[spoiler]Damned right, what the hell is Hakase doing in a swimsuit + labcoat though?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Swimsuit, or hyperadvanced magitech battle bodysuit underlayer?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 21, 2011, 07:42:01 PM
[spoiler]Swimsuit, or hyperadvanced magitech battle bodysuit underlayer?[/spoiler]

Certainly a possibility, considering previous encounters...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on July 21, 2011, 07:49:54 PM
[spoiler]Damned right, what the hell is Hakase doing in a swimsuit + labcoat though?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Swimsuit, or hyperadvanced magitech battle bodysuit underlayer?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Knowing Hakase, it's probably designed multifunctionally. So both.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 21, 2011, 07:56:32 PM
[spoiler]Damned right, what the hell is Hakase doing in a swimsuit + labcoat though?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Swimsuit, or hyperadvanced magitech battle bodysuit underlayer?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Knowing Hakase, it's probably designed multifunctionally. So both.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Definitely, granted, Chao's had more coverage than that. Though I was talking about the fashion and how Akamatsu's wife apparently models many of the outfits he draws

Magitech swimsuit based power armor with reinforced(and probably weaponized) lab coat?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 22, 2011, 03:20:09 AM
And... done with Madoka. I am pretty sure I cannot say anything that was not said already, but here is my input anyway:

I heard about the ending's general nature beforehand, and I was worried it might have been a cheap cop-out. It wasn't. It so wasn't.

This is a really great show. Probably makes it into my personal top five.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 22, 2011, 02:47:34 PM
Shame you already had heard about the ending. The suprise effect when I saw it for the first time was priceless.

Out of curiosity, what are your other top 5 shows?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 22, 2011, 04:54:16 PM
The ending was a big worry in the audience at the time, since it was so fucked up resolving it without a copout seemed rather unlikely. They did rather well.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 23, 2011, 10:20:29 PM
Cubey personal top 5. HARD MODE - only one Gainax title allowed.

5. Full Metal Panic! (With Fumoffu and Second Raid)
4. Azumanga Daioh
3. Fullmetal Alchemist - new and old series. Cheating, I know.
2. Gurren Lagann
1. Haruhi Suzumiya (both seasons and the movie, despite the dreaded Endless Eight)

Kinda mainstream but these series are popular for a good reason. I'd put Madoka on either nr 3 or 4 of my new list, with everything below that dropping one position.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 24, 2011, 12:23:57 AM
Anyone can recognize all the mecha references made in the finishers?(somewhat NSFW) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67F9pYKX_FE&feature=player_detailpage#t=265s)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 24, 2011, 12:33:09 AM
Well, there are some pretty obvious references to Eureka Seven, Cybuster, Gurren Lagann (or anything with big drills, really - there's been a few other mecha like that), funnels and...
Pumpkin? What? How. Why pumpkin? /Nostalgia Critic

EDIT: And Gundam Virtue. So obvious, how did I miss that one? Probably because I didn't see Gundam 00, that's why.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 24, 2011, 12:47:05 AM
Clearly a Touhou Hijack at the end.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 27, 2011, 04:47:29 PM
When you've seen enough anime to recognise VAs, it can be weird.

For instance, there are at least three guys from Gundam 00 in this clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEsSDqD24Fk).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 27, 2011, 07:41:11 PM
But it's Ribbons who should have green hair, not Setsuna!

Seriously though, the Pokemon anime has so many characters, you can find almost every seiyuu in it. Sure, most of them have only cameo appearances, but still.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 28, 2011, 07:34:34 AM
Negima 333 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3333-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-333-by-Red-Hawk)

[spoiler]
Heh, Mana, still gonna charge her for services rendered eh.

Loli-Grandma hah! Rakan, never change.

Holy shit, dual element high magic. Eva one-shotted everything with homing ice-lightning-lasers. Including the lava.
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Fuck.
Lifemaker[/spoiler]
Ah dammit, Akamatsu's gone to 'research' his wife again.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 28, 2011, 11:09:53 AM
Negima
[spoiler]
Ok, how many complete turn arounds have there been so far?
-Fate army curb stomps girls.
-Negi curb stomps Fate army.
-New Fate army curb stomps Negi.
-Grandpa club curb stomps New Fate army.
-"God" curb stomps Grandpa club.

Well at least the author isn't using filler at all. I like his style of concentrated fast action.

Unless the next chapter is the "God" spending multiple pages gloating on how victory is his while holding Negi whitout killing him, giving more than enough time for the remaining cast members to mount a counter attack.


[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 28, 2011, 11:48:13 AM
Negima
[spoiler]
Ok, how many complete turn arounds have there been so far?
-Fate army curb stomps girls.
-Negi curb stomps Fate army.
-New Fate army curb stomps Negi.
-Grandpa club curb stomps New Fate army.
-"God" curb stomps Grandpa club.

Well at least the author isn't using filler at all. I like his style of concentrated fast action.

Unless the next chapter is the "God" spending multiple pages gloating on how victory is his while holding Negi whitout killing him, giving more than enough time for the remaining cast members to mount a counter attack.


[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I think we already know what goes next.

Asuna Cancel[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 28, 2011, 01:12:00 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
Ok, how many complete turn arounds have there been so far?
-Fate army curb stomps girls.
-Negi curb stomps Fate army.
-New Fate army curb stomps Negi.
-Grandpa club curb stomps New Fate army.
-"God" curb stomps Grandpa club.

Well at least the author isn't using filler at all. I like his style of concentrated fast action.

Unless the next chapter is the "God" spending multiple pages gloating on how victory is his while holding Negi whitout killing him, giving more than enough time for the remaining cast members to mount a counter attack.


[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I think we already know what goes next.

Asuna Cancel[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
That wouldn't make much sense, because we've seen that Asuna's anti-magic struggles against high tier spells. Evangeline could freeze her for some seconds with a minor spell, and then there's the whole "trapped  on giant magic sphere thingy" which clearly laughs at her anti-magic.

Of course this means her anti-magic will be powered up to the stratosphere by the power of friendship/love from the other characters.

Cue the fate of the magic world being decided by a fist fight when the "God" proves to be some crazy kung-fu specialist that's hardly hindered by the loss of magic.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 28, 2011, 01:40:56 PM
[spoiler]Someone stat that spell. :p[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 28, 2011, 01:52:37 PM
[spoiler]
There's a 9th level spell in Frostbnurn that freezes a bunch of targets in blocks of ice. It doesn't care about AC and/or deflection bonus. Silly puppets only betting on armor class.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on July 28, 2011, 03:19:49 PM
[spoiler]
There's a 9th level spell in Frostbnurn that freezes a bunch of targets in blocks of ice. It doesn't care about AC and/or deflection bonus. Silly puppets only betting on armor class.
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]This one seems to be a homing freeze laser, in that it has multiple stages.
If it doesn't connect, it fills your surrounding area with ice, which traps you.
If it does connect, it freezes you, your surrounding area AND repeats the process every time.
If it doesn't connect, it also pursues you until it does, with what looks like rose vines made of lightning that turns to ice.
As its homing, it cannot be dodged, or at least, not easily.
It cannot be parried since its both a direct AND environmental attack.

So its basically a Forcecage cum Black Tentacles cum Shivering Touch cum Frostfell with the PF Persistent metamagic and Chaining.

Possible counters would be to negate the effect(with fire magic or antimagic), block line of effect(using earth magic or wood to create a tangible barrier) or simply outrun it(but as the Lightning Fate learned, its as fast as lightning). However, as the effect refreshes itself, you'd need a lasting counter effect, so just plain shooting fire at it won't work, you'd need a fire with a greater duration and presumably at least as hot as the fire spell Chao used.

As for the Asuna matter, shes basically being used to Cancel the whole Magic World there. I figure shes more powerful than has been shown before, but the key thing is our guys here are extreme badasses and it wouldn't take a full cancel to free time. If the effect can be weakened, then they can free themselves.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on July 28, 2011, 11:18:30 PM
[spoiler]
There's a 9th level spell in Frostbnurn that freezes a bunch of targets in blocks of ice. It doesn't care about AC and/or deflection bonus. Silly puppets only betting on armor class.
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]This one seems to be a homing freeze laser, in that it has multiple stages.
If it doesn't connect, it fills your surrounding area with ice, which traps you.
If it does connect, it freezes you, your surrounding area AND repeats the process every time.
If it doesn't connect, it also pursues you until it does, with what looks like rose vines made of lightning that turns to ice.
As its homing, it cannot be dodged, or at least, not easily.
It cannot be parried since its both a direct AND environmental attack.

So its basically a Forcecage cum Black Tentacles cum Shivering Touch cum Frostfell with the PF Persistent metamagic and Chaining.

Possible counters would be to negate the effect(with fire magic or antimagic), block line of effect(using earth magic or wood to create a tangible barrier) or simply outrun it(but as the Lightning Fate learned, its as fast as lightning). However, as the effect refreshes itself, you'd need a lasting counter effect, so just plain shooting fire at it won't work, you'd need a fire with a greater duration and presumably at least as hot as the fire spell Chao used.

As for the Asuna matter, shes basically being used to Cancel the whole Magic World there. I figure shes more powerful than has been shown before, but the key thing is our guys here are extreme badasses and it wouldn't take a full cancel to free time. If the effect can be weakened, then they can free themselves.
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]It might also have a maximum range[/spoiler]

Anyone still reading bleach?:
[spoiler]so Ginjou stabbed him through the heart... that ended badly last time someone did that... when will the token badguys learn not to do that.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 29, 2011, 01:04:38 AM
New records of ATX up! (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/3)

[spoiler]
First true SRW-style boss battle!

Excellen likes them big, strong and hot.

It's official, Ryusei plays with kid's toys at military bases. And at beaches when there's hot chicks around.

Poor Bullet gets broken, fixed, broken, fixed and then broken again.

Finally explained how the robot bugs kidnaped people so easily.

Damnit Excellen stop using defensive suport against the boss attacks!

The aerogaters just did their biggest mistake. They pissed off Kyosuke. Just look at his psycho eyes.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 29, 2011, 10:29:17 AM
It might be just me, but Records of ATX has confusingly-drawn fight scenes even by manga standards. So the badassery is diminished for me because I can't clearly see what is going on. Well, sometimes it isn't. DEM SHIP TO SHIP BATTLES. More epic than mecha fights, and you know how I like mecha.

Anyway, I still like this series a lot because I get more insight into details of the setting they had no room to explain in the OG games. Also, hijinks. So much hijinks. Excellen never fails with that, but other characters are great too.

I've read only halfway through the newest release, but here's what I have to say so far:
[spoiler]Viletta in a suit. Just Viletta in a suit.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on July 29, 2011, 11:22:52 AM
Anyone still reading bleach?:
[spoiler]so Ginjou stabbed him through the heart... that ended badly last time someone did that... when will the token badguys learn not to do that.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I thought for sure Ginjou was a villain right off the bat, but after having several chances to kill Ichigo I had to dismiss that. Now I'm a bit annoyed I dismissed it so easily![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 29, 2011, 11:35:05 AM
And, ATX project part 2 - everyone who played the first OG game saw that one coming, really...

[spoiler]Hey, look. A Lee cameo.

Holy mood whiplash, Tasuku![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2011, 01:46:57 PM
Anyone still reading bleach?:
[spoiler]so Ginjou stabbed him through the heart... that ended badly last time someone did that... when will the token badguys learn not to do that.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I thought for sure Ginjou was a villain right off the bat, but after having several chances to kill Ichigo I had to dismiss that. Now I'm a bit annoyed I dismissed it so easily![/spoiler]

[spoiler]Meh Kubo is still layering twist after twist thinking that he can score the Sixth Sense-level of success.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 29, 2011, 01:58:09 PM
Records of ATX
[spoiler](http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Modified/excellen_colour.png)[/spoiler]

EDIT: Madoka-related, freaking epic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo7bHO98qNY)
EDIT2: What (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V23VvF8SQyI)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on July 29, 2011, 09:54:58 PM
Kyoko Ran, Mami Neate?

I like. Also DAT Homuhomu pose with qb* in the last shot.

*I almost wrote Cubey there...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on July 30, 2011, 03:03:50 AM
Dantalian no Shoka 3 - two small stories instead of one long one
[spoiler]"Yes" counter: +3

lol at the ending of the first part - "Yeah, we have godlike intelligence, but we're too aware of the risks to do anything evil and too lazy to do anything good. You can pretty much just ignore us."

How many more deaths are they going to cover up? :p[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on July 30, 2011, 01:25:07 PM
Dantalian no Shoka
[spoiler]
It's not as much as covering, more on how could they explain it to the authorities. "Why yes it was an extremely exotic cactus specialized in eating people once every 13 years and the burglars just hapened to appear in the night it bloomed. Wait, why are you bringing that straightjacket, I'm sane, SANE I TELL YOU!

That wisdom book really worked. Conquering the world is such an hassle. Why don't just take a safe well-paying job with your new super intellect and live well?

A giant carnivorous plant that atracts its prey with book-shaped flowers? Looks like one of Patchoulli's experiments for reinforcing her library escaped in the real world.

Also being some kind of ancient magic homunculus doesn't stop one from being bribed with candy.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on July 30, 2011, 02:59:26 PM
Dantalian no Shoka
[spoiler]
It's not as much as covering, more on how could they explain it to the authorities. "Why yes it was an extremely exotic cactus specialized in eating people once every 13 years and the burglars just hapened to appear in the night it bloomed. Wait, why are you bringing that straightjacket, I'm sane, SANE I TELL YOU!

That wisdom book really worked. Conquering the world is such an hassle. Why don't just take a safe well-paying job with your new super intellect and live well?

A giant carnivorous plant that atracts its prey with book-shaped flowers? Looks like one of Patchoulli's experiments for reinforcing her library escaped in the real world.

Also being some kind of ancient magic homunculus doesn't stop one from being bribed with candy.

[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Its not that, its that there's a book-shaped flower, in fucking Africa, to attract people. I didn't know botanical evolution was nudged in that particular direction where

"Hey there's a fucking lot of book-lovers in the fucking deserts of Africa."

"Let's adapt our flowers into books to attract them!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on August 01, 2011, 06:19:27 AM
Dantalian no Shoka
[spoiler]
It's not as much as covering, more on how could they explain it to the authorities. "Why yes it was an extremely exotic cactus specialized in eating people once every 13 years and the burglars just hapened to appear in the night it bloomed. Wait, why are you bringing that straightjacket, I'm sane, SANE I TELL YOU!

That wisdom book really worked. Conquering the world is such an hassle. Why don't just take a safe well-paying job with your new super intellect and live well?

A giant carnivorous plant that atracts its prey with book-shaped flowers? Looks like one of Patchoulli's experiments for reinforcing her library escaped in the real world.

Also being some kind of ancient magic homunculus doesn't stop one from being bribed with candy.

[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Its not that, its that there's a book-shaped flower, in fucking Africa, to attract people. I didn't know botanical evolution was nudged in that particular direction where

"Hey there's a fucking lot of book-lovers in the fucking deserts of Africa."

"Let's adapt our flowers into books to attract them!"[/spoiler]

You've got the order the wrong way around.  They were so effective they killed off their primary food supply.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on August 02, 2011, 09:05:05 AM
Fate/Apocrypha (http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Fate/Apocrypha_characters)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 02, 2011, 11:18:16 PM
Some interesting entries there.


Nekogami Yaoyorozu 4
[spoiler]We need to go deeper...

I can't look at Gonta without thinking of Rossiu.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on August 03, 2011, 01:03:39 AM
Prisma Illya 2wei 16.5 (http://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/interlude-2wei-16-5/)

Kazumi Magica 07 (http://shinitan.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/5-cm-c11-kazumi-c07/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 03, 2011, 05:14:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yc6RPXiftM
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 03, 2011, 05:25:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yc6RPXiftM
That's...  :bigeye

SO FUCKING AWESOME!!!  :D :D :D  :o :bow :bow :bow :sparta :sparta :tantrum :tantrum :tantrum


WAGA LATINO NO KETSU GA MOETEIRU!!!!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 03, 2011, 06:44:19 PM
Hey, I remember watching this. Polish episodes in the links are proof.

Two things I remember most distinctly: each post-episode trailer used to call the episode "Z is for <something related to the plot, starting with a Z of course>". They had to get quite creative with that.
Also, the love interest was surprisingly non-useless. Forget the shotgun like in the opening, I remember her brandishing a friggin' Gatling.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 03, 2011, 11:32:07 PM
Japanese, making everything more awesome for you.

Now I'm gonna have to hunt down a sub of this somewhere.

EDIT: ...well, that looks really tough to find...  :shakefist :shakefist :shakefist
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on August 04, 2011, 12:30:20 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]Seems like this arc is nearly over, minus the main fight. Also, hi Rukia![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on August 04, 2011, 12:39:29 AM
Was hoping for Kanonji :(
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on August 04, 2011, 01:00:42 AM
WAGA LATINO NO KETSU GA MOETEIRU!!!!
"My Latin ass is burning"?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 04, 2011, 01:27:03 AM
Ketsu is also another reading for BLOOD, Agita. Getchourmindouttathegutter.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on August 04, 2011, 09:29:05 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Seems like this arc is nearly over, minus the main fight. Also, hi Rukia![/spoiler]

[spoiler]And so the cycle begins anew.

Heh I always liked oversized sword Ichigo better.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on August 04, 2011, 09:57:26 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Also, I almost felt pity from Ichigo when he goes "NooOOoOOOooooOO!"

Now, let's wait and see what kind of ass pull Urahara and Isshin did to do that... [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 05, 2011, 04:07:31 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]I'm thinking Kisme simply created a new and improved way to give Shinigami powers though the while stab a human's heart thing from the first chapter. Anyway, looking back into early comics, it seems Isshin's Raitsu was used to forge this Shinigami-less Zanbakto and also it seems Ichigo's future as a productive member of society was the topic they were discussing.

All though I wonder about the new X shaped bands on his chest & wrist...[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2011, 01:53:36 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Meh Rukia is back. I am appeased.[/spoiler]

Also
[spoiler](http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2692/sportsnotpedo.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 05, 2011, 04:23:49 PM
http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Madoka_Magica_Café (http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Madoka_Magica_Café)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on August 05, 2011, 04:35:07 PM
Also
[spoiler](http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2692/sportsnotpedo.jpg)[/spoiler]

 :lmao :lmao
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 05, 2011, 11:27:15 PM
Also
[spoiler](http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2692/sportsnotpedo.jpg)[/spoiler]
What the heck did I just read. I don't even.

http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Madoka_Magica_Café (http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Madoka_Magica_Café)
What, no MORNING RESCUE~?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on August 07, 2011, 04:18:42 PM
Oh Charlotte (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/959803/2girls-aotori-charlotte_-madoka_magica-mahou_shouj)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 10, 2011, 06:51:41 PM
Kore wa 'Zombie' desu ka? (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/857288/-_-3girls-akemi_homura-blood-blush_stickers-bow-ch)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 10, 2011, 10:48:35 PM
Poor Sayaka can never have nice things.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 11, 2011, 08:47:44 PM
Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock Ch1 (http://mangastream.com/read/dragon_ball_episode_of_bardock/36173525/1)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 12, 2011, 01:56:09 PM
Nice Game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8DXBKpY9Mg&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 12, 2011, 04:38:05 PM
I'd play that!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on August 12, 2011, 08:27:22 PM
Id play that provided i got homura...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 12, 2011, 09:22:36 PM
Am I the only one who didn't get sound in that video?

Mami's playstyle reminded me of BlazBlue, for some reason. And Homura's?

Metal Slug.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on August 12, 2011, 10:48:08 PM
Am I the only one who didn't get sound in that video?

Mami's playstyle reminded me of BlazBlue, for some reason. And Homura's?

Metal Slug.

Because the crossed guns stance she used is identical to one of noel's attacks?

I liked metal slug though.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 13, 2011, 12:32:25 AM
Because the crossed guns stance she used is identical to one of noel's attacks?
I thought Noel's attacks were based on Equilibrium though.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 13, 2011, 12:38:00 AM
I thought Noel's attacks were based on Equilibrium though.

So were Mami's. That's how it all connects.

And yes, I liked Metal Slug too. Just making an obvious "magical girl with guns and bombs lol" joke here.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 13, 2011, 02:23:27 PM
I thought Noel's attacks were based on Equilibrium though.

So were Mami's. That's how it all connects.

And yes, I liked Metal Slug too. Just making an obvious "magical girl with guns and bombs lol" joke here.

Yeah I like it too (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/971139/2girls-akemi_homura-bipod-black_hair-braid-casing_)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 18, 2011, 12:44:42 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi appearing without his bells and eye patch? Even his zanpakuto doesn't look so worn down and cracked now.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on August 18, 2011, 01:32:13 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi appearing without his bells and eye patch? Even his zanpakuto doesn't look so worn down and cracked now.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]It may finally be time for him to show his released state.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 18, 2011, 02:36:16 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi appearing without his bells and eye patch? Even his zanpakuto doesn't look so worn down and cracked now.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]It may finally be time for him to show his released state.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]I just want to know what happened to Yachiru.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 18, 2011, 05:38:34 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi appearing without his bells and eye patch? Even his zanpakuto doesn't look so worn down and cracked now.[/spoiler]

Bleach
[spoiler]Toshiro's hair changed too, less of a super saiyen look for more grown out.

Also, it seems Kubo is skipping the repower Ichigo up as a Shinigami arc and just plain here at least 6 Bankai capable and 1 lieutenant Shinigami's have donated to this super pool for you.
[/spoiler]

Naruto
[spoiler]Shame the battle with Nagato was cut short. I really expected him to free him self using Naraka to fully resurrect him self and hope for a Naruto/B/Nagato team up against Madara. All well, Kubuto can end Edi Tensei for Itachi and more spotlight to the orange guy.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 18, 2011, 06:16:48 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi appearing without his bells and eye patch? Even his zanpakuto doesn't look so worn down and cracked now.[/spoiler]

Bleach
[spoiler]Toshiro's hair changed too, less of a super saiyen look for more grown out.

Also, it seems Kubo is skipping the repower Ichigo up as a Shinigami arc and just plain here at least 6 Bankai capable and 1 lieutenant Shinigami's have donated to this super pool for you.
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]And I think they are skirting a technicality here. Remember why Rukia was arrested and sent for execution? Here you have at least 6 people donating their reiatsu. Plus, I doubt it would be so easy to just pump him with energy and expect him to generate his own from now on. I guess he'd have to rely on 'juice packs' to keep functioning.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 18, 2011, 08:58:13 AM
[spoiler]And I think they are skirting a technicality here. Remember why Rukia was arrested and sent for execution? Here you have at least 6 people donating their reiatsu. Plus, I doubt it would be so easy to just pump him with energy and expect him to generate his own from now on. I guess he'd have to rely on 'juice packs' to keep functioning.[/spoiler]

More Bleach
[spoiler]Are you talking about the Aizen controlled Central 46 later found murdered calling for execution or post turn about where Ichigo became recognized as a Shinigami Substitute that also happened to save the multiverse?

Also Rukia wasn't very powerful to start with (loses to a traitless random mook) and Ichigo was immediately capable of hurting Gillian class Hollows despite only using her powers. I'm sure things will be DB:GT in no time.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 18, 2011, 12:02:31 PM
[spoiler]And I think they are skirting a technicality here. Remember why Rukia was arrested and sent for execution? Here you have at least 6 people donating their reiatsu. Plus, I doubt it would be so easy to just pump him with energy and expect him to generate his own from now on. I guess he'd have to rely on 'juice packs' to keep functioning.[/spoiler]

More Bleach
[spoiler]Are you talking about the Aizen controlled Central 46 later found murdered calling for execution or post turn about where Ichigo became recognized as a Shinigami Substitute that also happened to save the multiverse?

Also Rukia wasn't very powerful to start with (loses to a traitless random mook) and Ichigo was immediately capable of hurting Gillian class Hollows despite only using her powers. I'm sure things will be DB:GT in no time.[/spoiler]

Meh Bleach
[spoiler]I think the first offence was staying in the Mortal World longer than necessary, and then to transfer her powers to a mortal. And yes that time Central 46 was controlled by Aizen.

Anyway, given how you have 5 Captain-grade donators and 1 Vice-Captain grade donator for Ichigo's revival, I'm not surprised his Getsuga Tenshou to be so overwhelmingly powerful.

Makes me wonder why you don't create super soldiers through this method earlier. And yes DB:GT soon, in fact it went that way previous arc.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 18, 2011, 06:28:39 PM
I don't suppose any of you have heard of Katanagatari or Haruouki Shinsengumi Kitan?

I'm only up to episode 2 of either, but DAMN are they awesome.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 18, 2011, 08:44:14 PM
[spoiler]Anyway, given how you have 5 Captain-grade donators and 1 Vice-Captain grade donator for Ichigo's revival, I'm not surprised his Getsuga Tenshou to be so overwhelmingly powerful.[/spoiler]

Moar Bleach
[spoiler]5? Ikkaku, Kenpachi, Toushirou, Byakuya, Renji, and Isshin Kurosaki (http://www.manga-access.com/manga/B/Bleach/chapter/449). At least there is some foreshadowing to this, Isshin planning things (http://www.manga-access.com/manga/B/Bleach/chapter/441/13) and later he is seen carrying it towards those house they are at (http://www.manga-access.com/manga/B/Bleach/chapter/454).

And things were more Buu Saga prior to the nerf. Over the top powered, battling immortals, nukes as fireballs, etc. Things turned for GT when Ichigo got turned into a kid & couldn't use his Super Sayian 3 powers any more. Now after a little major desperation, a bit of shiny thing giving him power, a little fusion, and blammo new powers to fight the bad guy. He even turned so serious and cocky afterwards.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on August 18, 2011, 08:51:39 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]
I think i would be cocky too if I had nearly killed the big bad with just the air pressure of my swords swing.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 19, 2011, 12:18:35 AM
I don't suppose any of you have heard of Katanagatari or Haruouki Shinsengumi Kitan?

I'm only up to episode 2 of either, but DAMN are they awesome.

Where do you suppose I got the picture that represents Konpaku Aya?  ;)

Bleach
[spoiler]
I think i would be cocky too if I had nearly killed the big bad with just the air pressure of my swords swing.
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]I think cockiness is a requirement for almost all Shounen heroes, whether they're going to get pounded in the face afterwards or whether the current enemy is really so weak.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 19, 2011, 12:47:32 AM
I like how that anime is simultaneously less and more sophisticated than some of its counterparts. The artstyle seems to lend itself a little more to a child's story (we have people being cut by swords though, so it's not really a kid show). On the other hand, the story is engaging and the characters have a funny collection of personal quirks. Overall, it feels a little more fairy tale-ish than usual, but it's a good kind of fairy tale.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 19, 2011, 10:53:42 AM
I like how that anime is simultaneously less and more sophisticated than some of its counterparts. The artstyle seems to lend itself a little more to a child's story (we have people being cut by swords though, so it's not really a kid show). On the other hand, the story is engaging and the characters have a funny collection of personal quirks. Overall, it feels a little more fairy tale-ish than usual, but it's a good kind of fairy tale.

That's why its title translated means tales of swords. :D
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 19, 2011, 12:41:34 PM
I KNOW that, Nick.  :p

I think it's the kinda anime I might show my kids someday.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 19, 2011, 07:07:43 PM
I KNOW that, Nick.  :p

I think it's the kinda anime I might show my kids someday.
I'd show them Cool Devices.

What, whose kids are we talking about here?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 20, 2011, 01:08:54 AM
Dude, my kids will NOT be born only at age 18.  :p
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on August 20, 2011, 03:03:31 AM
I'd show your kids Now And Then, Here And There. Not my kids. Only your kids.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 20, 2011, 03:10:56 AM
Dude, my kids will NOT be born only at age 18.  :p
Thank god right? If you didn't have all those cute years there is no way you would put up with them during their teenage years.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on August 20, 2011, 05:16:01 AM
I'd show your kids Now And Then, Here And There. Not my kids. Only your kids.

What are you talking about? Your kids will be my kids.  :smirk

Oh the joys of kidnapping.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 20, 2011, 02:14:53 PM
Electrifying (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/978366/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 20, 2011, 10:32:30 PM
So, Homura is Batman (http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/921749/batman-bow-chu_-raizap-comic-death-emolga-glasses-)? Can't say I'm surprised.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on August 21, 2011, 01:17:06 AM
Negima 334 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3434-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-334-by-Red-Hawk-Page-17-fixed)
[spoiler]Called it.
Asuna solves it all.
Guess her memory's back now[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2011, 01:19:11 AM
Negima 334 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3434-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-334-by-Red-Hawk-Page-17-fixed)
[spoiler]Called it.
Asuna solves it all.
Guess her memory's back now[/spoiler]

[spoiler]The chapter feels SO SHORT![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 21, 2011, 02:42:18 AM
(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/TehCubey/TychoGabeSquee.jpg)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 21, 2011, 03:02:01 AM
Dantalian no Shoka 6. Interesting ep.
[spoiler]Envy + Yukari + Alice + Raising Heart? Not what I was expecting.[/spoiler]

Negima
[spoiler]Love Love Erebea Slash![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on August 21, 2011, 04:26:58 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Wait, what?! Nagi?! What the hell are you doing there? And it looks like Rakan, Eva, and Al all knew too.



Felt a little rushed, but it's nice to see this arc being brought to a conclusion.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on August 21, 2011, 10:02:07 AM
Negima
[spoiler]And it looks like Rakan, Eva, and Al all knew too.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Rakan does, yes - which makes sense, since they were in his party. Eva most certainly doesn't. That's the look of someone who just shat as many bricks as the reader, not of someone who saw it coming. Tertium... I dunno, it looks like he might've known too. Well, MotB sort of was his boss.

WMG
[spoiler]When the MotB was revealed as Eva's "father", the face that we saw was very different, and Al described him as "imperishable" rather than "immortal". Possible that whoever defeats the current MotB gets to be the next one, possibly with some memory-uploading deal, or something like that.[/spoiler][/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on August 21, 2011, 07:48:35 PM
@Bleach: bleh, I was hoping for more of the karakura krew and kanonji.  Looks like that's not in the cards.

[spoiler](http://i.imgur.com/VVPEZ.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2011, 12:20:35 AM
Negima
[spoiler]And it looks like Rakan, Eva, and Al all knew too.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Rakan does, yes - which makes sense, since they were in his party. Eva most certainly doesn't. That's the look of someone who just shat as many bricks as the reader, not of someone who saw it coming. Tertium... I dunno, it looks like he might've known too. Well, MotB sort of was his boss.

WMG
[spoiler]When the MotB was revealed as Eva's "father", the face that we saw was very different, and Al described him as "imperishable" rather than "immortal". Possible that whoever defeats the current MotB gets to be the next one, possibly with some memory-uploading deal, or something like that.[/spoiler][/spoiler]

Negima
[spoiler]Heh it was like looking at this (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v36/c334/10.html) and then thinking of this. (http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3962/shirosabercaliburn.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on August 22, 2011, 03:27:31 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Heh it was like looking at this (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v36/c334/10.html) and then thinking of this. (http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3962/shirosabercaliburn.jpg)[/spoiler]


Knowing Akamatsu, that may be the inspiration.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 22, 2011, 01:11:25 PM
[spoiler](http://images.puella-magi.net/thumb/9/91/Madoka_legal_contract.jpg/425px-Madoka_legal_contract.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2011, 03:32:26 PM
Now this is a crossover that's very fun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVZz1NnqOh8)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on August 23, 2011, 05:10:08 PM
Ah, Carnival Phantasm. So silly. So amusing.

Also, Neko Arc.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on August 23, 2011, 05:23:06 PM
Also, Neko Arc.
Many Neko Arcs. I recognised Neko-Arc Chaos and Original Recipe at the start, but not the others.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on August 23, 2011, 05:58:47 PM
https://zssscans.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/mahou-senki-lyrical-nanoha-force-record-14/
https://zssscans.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/mahou-senki-lyrical-nanoha-force-record-15/
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 24, 2011, 08:15:49 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Wait did I say 6 people put their energy in the sword...

They also covered giving energy to humans and finally revealed who is the substitute shinigami that was mentioned around the middle of the arc obviously to explain him popping up later.
[spoiler]It's Ginjo

Ginjo & Sylar both were BBEGs, both kept their respective series running a bit longer. So why is it the media portrays Blue Mage type people as evil and also relay on them for story expansions?[/spoiler]
[/spoiler]

Naruto
[spoiler]Naruto's energy is running pretty low and he got some good advice. Coming soon: Sage Kuubi mode.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on August 25, 2011, 01:03:21 AM
Bleach:
[spoiler]
Didn't Urahara get physically repelled last time he tried to enter the Soul Society?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on August 25, 2011, 03:45:13 AM
Bleach:
[spoiler]So now he has to fight the former Spirit Detective Substitute Shinigami. Hopefully there's a Dark Tournament arc coming up...[/spoiler]

Naruto:
[spoiler]I'm actually curious to see if Jiraiya will be the next of the undead.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 25, 2011, 04:04:34 AM
Bleach:
[spoiler]
Didn't Urahara get physically repelled last time he tried to enter the Soul Society?
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]It was never explained why but best guessed as banishment after escaping his punishment. There kind is an unexplained plot of hole why a couple captains didn't just knock on his door one day. *shurgs*[/spoiler]

Bleach:
[spoiler]So now he has to fight the former Spirit Detective Substitute Shinigami. Hopefully there's a Dark Tournament arc coming up...[/spoiler]

Naruto:
[spoiler]I'm actually curious to see if Jiraiya will be the next of the undead.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]I wonder if Ginjou's power will be totally based on stealing fullbrings, or in fact he already was powerful due to being a human.

Also Kabuto admitted that he didn't have Jiraiya, and asked Madara about burrowing Pain's weapons for the DNA but was shot down.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on August 26, 2011, 07:27:16 AM
Negima 335 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3472-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-335-by-Red-Hawk)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on August 26, 2011, 06:08:49 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Page 9=Damn. He does know how to spoil us, doesn't he?

The arc is finally done, but I rather enjoyed it in spite of the length. This arc provided a wonderful amount of background for a gamer like me, and the pacing was decent. The fights more than made up for the length too.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 26, 2011, 07:16:16 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Page 9=Damn. He does know how to spoil us, doesn't he?

The arc is finally done, but I rather enjoyed it in spite of the length. This arc provided a wonderful amount of background for a gamer like me, and the pacing was decent. The fights more than made up for the length too.[/spoiler]

I kinda expected boobies on page 9. It isn't fan service without some skin you know.

Also, I don't think I like Redhawk at all. Trying to jump to a page only made me sit there while the entire thing loaded. Did you know Mangareader hosts Negima too?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on August 26, 2011, 08:27:10 PM
I kinda expected boobies on page 9. It isn't fan service without some skin you know.

[spoiler]I was more interested in the elegance in that image. Rather fitting considering recent developments.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on August 26, 2011, 09:22:05 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Page 9=Damn. He does know how to spoil us, doesn't he?

The arc is finally done, but I rather enjoyed it in spite of the length. This arc provided a wonderful amount of background for a gamer like me, and the pacing was decent. The fights more than made up for the length too.[/spoiler]

I kinda expected boobies on page 9. It isn't fan service without some skin you know.

Also, I don't think I like Redhawk at all. Trying to jump to a page only made me sit there while the entire thing loaded. Did you know Mangareader hosts Negima too?
Redhawk is the subber group, and since I get my updates via RSS from them, I'm reading it usually before its up on ANY hosts.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on August 27, 2011, 01:54:51 PM
Negima.
[spoiler]Page 7 (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v36/c335/7.html) - Nodoka's expression, Yue's angle.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 03, 2011, 12:26:52 AM
Dantalian no Shoka 8
First part: I've heard this story before. :p
Second part: That British picnic had people using chopsticks to eat sandwiches. Wut.
[spoiler]They're awfully... nonchalant at the end.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on September 03, 2011, 07:04:36 AM
Negima 336 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3527-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-336-by-Red-Hawk)
[spoiler]Fate: He already belongs to me.[/spoiler]
XD
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 03, 2011, 08:50:27 AM
Negima 336 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3527-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-336-by-Red-Hawk)
[spoiler]Fate: He already belongs to me.[/spoiler]
XD

[spoiler]Damn...this rival can give a class a panic attack just stepping into the room.

And Yue's memories aren't fixed yet? My my...[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on September 03, 2011, 09:22:51 AM
Its all in the PTSD.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 03, 2011, 01:16:38 PM
Negima 336 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3527-Mahou-Sensei-Negima!-Chapter-336-by-Red-Hawk)
[spoiler]Fate: He already belongs to me.[/spoiler]
XD
[spoiler]"The Strongest Love(?) Rival Appears!!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 03, 2011, 01:33:45 PM
Negima
[spoiler]

The girls seem to all have mastered the fine art of instant clothes transformation.

Also seems like the manga is going for a temporary return to its roots. What was the last time Negi was wearing the teacher uniform again?

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 03, 2011, 02:15:17 PM
Negima
[spoiler]I'm glad things are back to "normal", but I do want to see some interactions with the people who are just now learning about magic.

Nice to see Kotaro's comfortable enough around Chizu-nee and Ayaka that he can keep the ears out.



And Tertium's teaching?![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 03, 2011, 03:32:21 PM
Negima
[spoiler]I'm glad things are back to "normal", but I do want to see some interactions with the people who are just now learning about magic.

Nice to see Kotaro's comfortable enough around Chizu-nee and Ayaka that he can keep the ears out.



And Tertium's teaching?![/spoiler]

[spoiler]Once you install Teacher Pro he can do it.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 03, 2011, 04:00:45 PM
[spoiler]Once you install Teacher Pro he can do it.[/spoiler]

LMAO.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 03, 2011, 04:27:00 PM
[spoiler]"Students, I would like you to meet your new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher..."[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 03, 2011, 05:57:15 PM
[spoiler]"Students, I would like you to meet your new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher..."[/spoiler]

[spoiler]"Tom Riddle himself!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on September 03, 2011, 06:09:22 PM
@All yo spoilers:

I can't stop laughing.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on September 03, 2011, 08:17:54 PM
[spoiler]"Students, I would like you to meet your new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher..."[/spoiler]

[spoiler]"Tom Riddle himself!"[/spoiler]
Fixt
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 04, 2011, 02:32:14 PM
Records of ATX 4 (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/4) up!

[spoiler]
Kyosuke doesn't acept surrenders.

Valsione doing cosplay!

Bullet unleashes the power of love!

Psycho Normal Excellen strikes back!

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 05, 2011, 06:07:50 AM
Records of ATX 4 (http://www.mangareader.net/super-robot-taisen-og-divine-wars-record-of-atx/4) up!
[spoiler]Squish squish squish squish[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on September 05, 2011, 07:14:10 AM
Carnival phantasm 1 is subbed on youtube.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on September 05, 2011, 11:31:09 AM
Carnival phantasm 1 is subbed on youtube.
Carnival Phantasm 2 and 3 are subbed out there as torrents.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 05, 2011, 01:35:33 PM
Carnival phantasm 1 is subbed on youtube.
Carnival Phantasm 2 and 3 are subbed out there as torrents.

Carnival Phantasm 1, 2, 3 and 4 are subbed out there as torrents since last week.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 05, 2011, 04:02:56 PM
All of them have been on various anime sites too.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 07, 2011, 07:07:05 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi is fan service?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 07, 2011, 07:10:02 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi is fan service?[/spoiler]

Who needs fanservice when you have MANservice?
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Shadowhunter on September 07, 2011, 08:16:42 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi is fan service?[/spoiler]

Who needs fanservice when you have MANservice?

 :clap

Reading new episodes of Bleach still is like going to a rpg meeting to meet up with a DM that is high every once in a while.
The plotline makes little sense, the storytelling is crap, the plotline is REALLY crappy, but once in a while something cool happens.

Now, whether or not this is when the DM is high I still haven't figured out.


Naruto:
[spoiler]And the balls keeps growing...[/spoiler]

One Piece:
[spoiler]Ok, I did not see that one coming, honestly. Trifork to the gut. Mean.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 07, 2011, 09:19:21 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Kenpachi is fan service?[/spoiler]

Who needs fanservice when you have MANservice?

 :clap

Reading new episodes of Bleach still is like going to a rpg meeting to meet up with a DM that is high every once in a while.
The plotline makes little sense, the storytelling is crap, the plotline is REALLY crappy, but once in a while something cool happens.

Now, whether or not this is when the DM is high I still haven't figured out.

[spoiler]Just youtube the characters along with the word vs (ie ichigo vs). No plot asspull jokes, but you'll get the sword porn. Like next manga will have Kenpachi fighting the time guy again. Maybe though some stupid resurrection, despite game guy's inability to heal or prevent damage within his game and time guy's contract is strengthening of power which in no way includes regenerate internal organs, just to cut another notch in the stick. It would be easier to say it is another clone as time guy isn't fighting Captain Bankai yet but that would make too much sense.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 07, 2011, 10:17:12 PM
[spoiler]Just youtube the characters along with the word vs (ie ichigo vs). No plot asspull jokes, but you'll get the sword porn. Like next manga will have Kenpachi fighting the time guy again. Maybe though some stupid resurrection, despite game guy's inability to heal or prevent damage within his game and time guy's contract is strengthening of power which in no way includes regenerate internal organs, just to cut another notch in the stick. It would be easier to say it is another clone as time guy isn't fighting Captain Bankai yet but that would make too much sense.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Heh, by now I actualy expect that kind of thing from Bleach. Always fun to see what new asspull is pulled in the new episode!:p
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on September 07, 2011, 10:20:17 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]
I will have newfound respect for the series if that guy stays dead...
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 07, 2011, 11:02:45 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]
I will have newfound respect for the series if that guy stays dead...
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Does it count if he can be brought back as a Hollow/Shinigami?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 08, 2011, 02:54:08 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]
I will have newfound respect for the series if that guy stays dead...
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Does it count if he can be brought back as a Hollow/Shinigami?[/spoiler]
Hmm...
[spoiler]Arc 1, the good guys(ichigo & human friends) fight the bad guys(soul society), a bad guy turns good(kenpachi) and the good guy is revealed as the bad guy(aizen).
Arc 2, as above but with hollows! (ichigo & shinigami friends, hollows, gin, debates on aizen is good/bad put to rest when butterfree is clearly a hollow out to kill).
Arc 3, the good guys(ichigo & fullbring friends) fight the bad guys(tsukishima), a bad guy turns good(tsukishima?) and the good guy is revealed as the bad guy(ginjo).
Arc 4, as above but with hollows!?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 10, 2011, 01:21:24 AM
Dantalian no Shoka 9, Book of Twilight (no, not Stephanie Meyer)
ART SHIFT TIEM! Can you tell it's a Gainax show yet? :p
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 10, 2011, 07:54:57 PM
Finally got around to watching all the lost Dantalian episodes!

Well the art shift in ep9 is completely justified story-wise if you ask me.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on September 13, 2011, 01:10:14 AM
Railgun 43 (http://overloadscans.info/2011/09/to-aru-kagaku-no-choudenjihou-chapter-43/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 13, 2011, 08:23:41 AM
Negi 337

[spoiler]

And the love harem continues returning in full force!

So, hmm, whoever makes those "toys" for robots anyway? Making them independent of humans may end up having nasty consequences. :P

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on September 13, 2011, 12:14:37 PM
Negima 337
[spoiler]Eva's reaction was pretty entertaining there.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 13, 2011, 04:06:26 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Thanks for all of the moaning Chachamaru, I'll be in my bunk.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2011, 06:16:06 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Thanks for all of the moaning Chachamaru, I'll be in my bunk.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Once you go Neg(i), you never go back.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on September 13, 2011, 07:28:54 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Interesting reaction from a parent catching their child masturbating.
Also, holy robot moe Batman.

In non-Chachamaru related comments, DAT IMAGINARY PHONE.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 14, 2011, 12:26:29 AM
Negima

[spoiler]WTF, Negima is full-fledged porn action now?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2011, 12:37:23 AM
Negima

[spoiler]WTF, Negima is full-fledged porn action now?[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Oh there's continuity (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v21/c190/18.html), so its not like this stuff hits you in the face unexpectedly. (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c263/1.html)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 14, 2011, 01:36:05 AM
Bleach 464

[spoiler]
And the winner of the 1st round is Kenpachi! Confirmed one-hit KO! :clap

Awww, Rukia's so adorable "fighting" like that!

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2011, 01:30:16 PM
Bleach 464

[spoiler]
And the winner of the 1st round is Kenpachi! Confirmed one-hit KO! :clap

Awww, Rukia's so adorable "fighting" like that!

[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Yachiru is back!!![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Littha on September 14, 2011, 02:46:33 PM
Bleach:
[spoiler]
Anyone else get the impression that they set Ichigo's fight in karakura so that they could use the stock art from the aisen fight again?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 15, 2011, 12:22:34 AM
Bleach:
[spoiler]
Anyone else get the impression that they set Ichigo's fight in karakura so that they could use the stock art from the aisen fight again?
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Wanna bet that its not a digital reproduction of Karakura?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 15, 2011, 09:16:05 AM
Bleach:
[spoiler]
Anyone else get the impression that they set Ichigo's fight in karakura so that they could use the stock art from the aisen fight again?
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Wanna bet that its not a digital reproduction of Karakura?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Nobody dies in Bleach. So yes, I will bet it isn't. But yeah, stock footage/art is probably it. He got his ass kicked and he wants Ichigo to gain the home terf advantage? Ha.

Also, I kinda miss Captain Pride's hair thingy.[/spoiler]

Naruto
[spoiler]I was wondering if Sage Mode was going to be kicked to the curbside like Super Sayian 2 and if Kuubi mode would ever end. Even after displaying him self to be too weak to summon Shadow Clones he still had enough chakra to toss* a shuriken of doom a short distance and was powering up for a nuke. At least it finally ended.

*Toss mind you, wasn't that something he needed natural energy to do? Not for the sheer power, but sage mode's reach and senjitsu augmented energy helped maintain it's form.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 15, 2011, 08:44:29 PM
Nekogami Yaoyorozu 10
Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi show up (what, no Susanoo?) I think they're voiced by Kikuko Inoue and Ryotaro Okiayu.
Bonk
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 17, 2011, 12:57:19 AM
Dantalian no Shoka 10
Holy ****, an English-language newspaper shows up in an anime and the contents are actually relevant? :o
"Yes" counter +2
Looks like eyepatch girl will show up in the next ep.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 17, 2011, 03:54:12 PM
Library gothic lolita 10

[spoiler]
Didn't they have a book that could heal fatal wounds a couple episodes ago? And another that could bring the recently deceased back to life in the other episode? Or maybe he can only use each book's power once?

Quite interesting how they alternate between "Everything will be allright!" and "Rocks fall every new named character dies!"
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 17, 2011, 07:04:04 PM
Library gothic lolita 10

[spoiler]
Didn't they have a book that could heal fatal wounds a couple episodes ago? And another that could bring the recently deceased back to life in the other episode? Or maybe he can only use each book's power once?

Quite interesting how they alternate between "Everything will be allright!" and "Rocks fall every new named character dies!"
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I noticed. They didn't have enough time to use it in this case.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on September 18, 2011, 02:54:32 AM
Library gothic lolita 10

[spoiler]
Didn't they have a book that could heal fatal wounds a couple episodes ago? And another that could bring the recently deceased back to life in the other episode? Or maybe he can only use each book's power once?

Quite interesting how they alternate between "Everything will be allright!" and "Rocks fall every new named character dies!"
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I noticed. They didn't have enough time to use it in this case.[/spoiler]
[spoiler][strike]There's also the fact that neither had reason to suspect they'd need either book. Why cart a valuable magic book around all the time, much less multiple? It's not exactly weightless, it takes up space, it could get lost or damaged or stolen. In fact, given that Kendrick and his mooks ambushed and tied up Huey and Dalian, if they'd had the books on them you can be sure they'd have been taken, and would now be lying under a pile of rubble that used to be a soundproof room. Most likely, the books not currently in use are hanging out back at the library in Huey's mansion. Or, for a more meta take, in Schrödinger's Hammerspace where Huey and Dalian either have them on them or not, depending on the needs of the plot.[/strike]
I shouldn't post at 3am. Dalian is their hammerspace. Prime's point is the one that stands - when your hands are literally bound and building is collapsing on top of you, you don't have the time for exchanging catch phrases and reading a book to bring the guy back.

I notice that they're now using Japanese suffixes instead of English titles as they did up until now. I'd assume that it was just Kendrick's voice actor, but Huey does it too - if you listen closely, you can hear him calling Christabel "Sistine-jou" instead of "Miss Sistine"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on September 18, 2011, 07:21:42 PM
“Decartes is a haughty princess, Nietzsche is yandere, Heidegger is a long-haired cultural club leader.” (http://aya.shii.org/2011/09/17/european-philosophers-become-magical-anime-girls/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 18, 2011, 09:10:10 PM
That kind of thing doesn't even surprise me at this point.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on September 19, 2011, 08:23:43 AM
"There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophies."
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 19, 2011, 10:20:27 AM
Twin-tail Nietzsche? No wonder God is dead.  :lol
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on September 19, 2011, 06:42:36 PM
Twin-tail Nietzsche? No wonder God is dead.  :lol
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Because the power of twintails compelled us.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 21, 2011, 08:48:47 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]More Shinigami-Smite going on. Bet everyone fuses together at the end.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2011, 12:33:53 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]More Shinigami-Smite going on. Bet everyone fuses together at the end.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]I think Renji has no bloody idea how strong Aizen is. So yeah he might have taken a few more levels of badass, but I doubt his training can really make him fight on par with Aizen.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on September 22, 2011, 02:07:24 AM
Renji can fight on par with Aizen alright.


Aizen who lost his shinigami powers and is currently sealed into paralysis.

Dude could bite your legs clean off.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2011, 04:11:15 AM
Renji can fight on par with Aizen alright.


Aizen who lost his shinigami powers and is currently sealed into paralysis.

Dude could bite your legs clean off.

He didn't lose his powers. He got sealed and jailed because he will not die when killed.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on September 22, 2011, 04:12:22 AM
Well, he lost his sword at least.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 22, 2011, 04:45:43 AM
I'm wondering why everyone trained so frigging hard.

[spoiler]A. There are probably no Espada left but the little girl. None, gone.
B. Aizen isn't getting out for the next one thousand years and who knows just how much power he lost.
C. The natural Arrancars are weaker than them already.
Aaroniero beaten by a lieutenant with no bankai, Dordoni the foot guy Ichigo didn't have to mask up for, Uryu took out Cirucci and Chad beat on Gantenbainne winning that fight too.

Tite will end up introducing some guy like half-way into the arc that kills him and claim he is a super powerful evil everyone knew of but never mentioned for an undefined reason. The guy's mere existence would debuff any idea of Aizen's belief that he was powerful too and cause you to question why in the hell Uryu or even Super Ichigo couldn't sense him meandering about in the real world as a poor slob worried about the costs of destroying a building. ... Oh, wait o.o
Dammit Tite.

At least the Cell saga used Time Travel as an excuse.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2011, 11:35:35 AM
I'm wondering why everyone trained so frigging hard.

[spoiler]A. There are probably no Espada left but the little girl. None, gone.
B. Aizen isn't getting out for the next one thousand years and who knows just how much power he lost.
C. The natural Arrancars are weaker than them already.
Aaroniero beaten by a lieutenant with no bankai, Dordoni the foot guy Ichigo didn't have to mask up for, Uryu took out Cirucci and Chad beat on Gantenbainne winning that fight too.

Tite will end up introducing some guy like half-way into the arc that kills him and claim he is a super powerful evil everyone knew of but never mentioned for an undefined reason. The guy's mere existence would debuff any idea of Aizen's belief that he was powerful too and cause you to question why in the hell Uryu or even Super Ichigo couldn't sense him meandering about in the real world as a poor slob worried about the costs of destroying a building. ... Oh, wait o.o
Dammit Tite.

At least the Cell saga used Time Travel as an excuse.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Supposedly, that first Substitute Shinigami is that person you're referring to that will represent the new BBEG.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 23, 2011, 06:58:17 AM
I'm wondering why everyone trained so frigging hard.

[spoiler]A. There are probably no Espada left but the little girl. None, gone.
B. Aizen isn't getting out for the next one thousand years and who knows just how much power he lost.
C. The natural Arrancars are weaker than them already.
Aaroniero beaten by a lieutenant with no bankai, Dordoni the foot guy Ichigo didn't have to mask up for, Uryu took out Cirucci and Chad beat on Gantenbainne winning that fight too.

Tite will end up introducing some guy like half-way into the arc that kills him and claim he is a super powerful evil everyone knew of but never mentioned for an undefined reason. The guy's mere existence would debuff any idea of Aizen's belief that he was powerful too and cause you to question why in the hell Uryu or even Super Ichigo couldn't sense him meandering about in the real world as a poor slob worried about the costs of destroying a building. ... Oh, wait o.o
Dammit Tite.

At least the Cell saga used Time Travel as an excuse.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Supposedly, that first Substitute Shinigami is that person you're referring to that will represent the new BBEG.[/spoiler]

Damn, after getting corrected in how to handle the Dark Template's speed again I seem to have acquired it. Two poorly made passes at witty writing here, three counting another forum, have sailed past people in the last 48 hours. I should stop reading cracked while I read forums.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on September 23, 2011, 11:24:35 AM
Bleach
[spoiler]Lots of options available still. Maybe that Soul King we've heard of only one or two times isn't really such a nice guy after all? Perhaps the reason no one's seen the royal family in over 100 years is not because of a seal to keep people out, but a seal to keep people in.

Also, where did Aizen come from originally? Did he have a mentor of any kind?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 25, 2011, 03:47:31 AM
Dantalian no Shoka 11
[spoiler]English handwriting in that book, again valid.

Dalian says "Yes." and "No.", Raziel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raziel) girl says "Ja." and "Nein." :p

Were those... speed lines in the basketball game?

That was a weird piece of bromance. :p

Quote
"Are you magicians?"
"Magic? Oh please, Captain. This is the century of science. Although there is no difference between the two."
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 25, 2011, 08:24:36 PM
Library Loli 11
[spoiler]
This episode's special guest, Hina Kagiyama with an eyepatch! Spin Hina spin! Seeing that girl is really sign of bad luck.

So three library lolies and counting. And strong sugestions that some mad cientist may be producing an artificial one.

I wonder if this series will ever settle on a continuous plot. Altough changing the story every episode has a certain charm of its own.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on September 26, 2011, 05:52:06 PM
Dantalian 11
[spoiler]Random trivia time. The abbreviated ranks on the scoreboard are as follows:
Hauptmann (Captain) Heidemann
Leutnant (Lieutenant) von Klugenmann
Leutnant Ulrich
Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant) Heidt
Oberleutnant Fabian
Oberleutnant Lindorf
Leutnant Schwabe
Leutnant Koch

Heidemann, von Klugenmann, Heidt, Lindorf, and Koch are surnames. Ulrich and Fabian are first names. Schwabe can be either a surname or a descriptive (a Swabian).
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 26, 2011, 11:27:29 PM
The first episode of Shinrakyu! Ika Musume season 2 is out de geso. Seems like the number of stories per episode has increased to three de geso.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 27, 2011, 11:34:31 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Teraforming eh, nice plan. But yes he did think of all the implications and ways things can go wrong, pretty smart.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 27, 2011, 11:52:52 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Chisame first stamps so hard the ground cracks, then Shoryukens someone, then rapes a robot for smirking at her. Um, okay...

SPACE KITAAAAAA! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_trilogy

Negi's sneezes turn him into a Super Saiyan now?[/spoiler]

EDIT: Note to self, check out Guilty Crown (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/GuiltyCrown).
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 27, 2011, 04:25:04 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Chisame: "Oh yeah, your gonna get stabbed and killed one day! No, I'm gonna stab you, and then I'll die too!"

Akamatsu really does read his fans' works. That's the plot of an H Doujin I've read.


Also SPAAAAAAAAAAACCCCEEEEE! Akamatsu shows his work again. Must be hard to research between his wife's legs though.


And more Chisame without clothes on. Always welcome more of that.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 27, 2011, 05:31:27 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
So either's Negi geting soft, or Chisame's somehow superated Jack Ragan in catching their oponents off-guard.

Mars colonization? Sci-fi? Philosphical/economic/religious implications? Who wants to bet the next arc will be Gundam Negi? :p

And strip sneezes for punchline. Never gets old. Dear students, please don't notice the naked lady beating the crap out of the shota super sayan.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on September 27, 2011, 07:23:39 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Well, after all their adventures, even Chisame would be at a significant power level now. Shes no longer at the power level of a cat! EDIT: Wait, shes got a bit of a glow, I think shes just drawing on the pactio power to smack him one and then screw Chachamaru.
Love the return to the lighthearted even with a serious backdrop.

Also, magic comes from life eh. So I guess magical space travel would be pretty tricky(on the other hand the hard part is getting out of the gravity well and magic certainly can help with that).
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 27, 2011, 08:05:04 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Well, after all their adventures, even Chisame would be at a significant power level now. Shes no longer at the power level of a cat! EDIT: Wait, shes got a bit of a glow, I think shes just drawing on the pactio power to smack him one and then screw Chachamaru.
Love the return to the lighthearted even with a serious backdrop.

Also, magic comes from life eh. So I guess magical space travel would be pretty tricky(on the other hand the hard part is getting out of the gravity well and magic certainly can help with that).
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Thing is, Negi was suposed to have such honed battle instincts that not even Jack could catch him by suprise anymore. And then Chisame sends him flying and crashing.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on September 27, 2011, 08:41:06 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Well, after all their adventures, even Chisame would be at a significant power level now. Shes no longer at the power level of a cat! EDIT: Wait, shes got a bit of a glow, I think shes just drawing on the pactio power to smack him one and then screw Chachamaru.
Love the return to the lighthearted even with a serious backdrop.

Also, magic comes from life eh. So I guess magical space travel would be pretty tricky(on the other hand the hard part is getting out of the gravity well and magic certainly can help with that).
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Thing is, Negi was suposed to have such honed battle instincts that not even Jack could catch him by suprise anymore. And then Chisame sends him flying and crashing.

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]He lets her. Duh.

Its not like she can hurt him.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on September 27, 2011, 09:37:55 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Well, after all their adventures, even Chisame would be at a significant power level now. Shes no longer at the power level of a cat! EDIT: Wait, shes got a bit of a glow, I think shes just drawing on the pactio power to smack him one and then screw Chachamaru.
Love the return to the lighthearted even with a serious backdrop.

Also, magic comes from life eh. So I guess magical space travel would be pretty tricky(on the other hand the hard part is getting out of the gravity well and magic certainly can help with that).
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Thing is, Negi was suposed to have such honed battle instincts that not even Jack could catch him by suprise anymore. And then Chisame sends him flying and crashing.

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]He lets her. Duh.

Its not like she can hurt him.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]The reason Rakan couldn't catch Negi unaware is he doesn't have Tsundere powers on his side. Duh.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 27, 2011, 09:58:35 PM
[spoiler]
I can't negate Chisame's tsundere level is OVER 9000!!!!

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on September 27, 2011, 10:17:21 PM
Nekogami Yaoyorozu 12
[spoiler]...why did they need to climb over the wall with a rope? I thought they could fly.
Yes, Mayu is a girl, in case you'd forgotten.
Yuzu is the most polite tsundere I've ever seen. And Amane is tsungire.[/spoiler]

Negima
[spoiler]Well, after all their adventures, even Chisame would be at a significant power level now. Shes no longer at the power level of a cat! EDIT: Wait, shes got a bit of a glow, I think shes just drawing on the pactio power to smack him one and then screw Chachamaru.
Love the return to the lighthearted even with a serious backdrop.

Also, magic comes from life eh. So I guess magical space travel would be pretty tricky(on the other hand the hard part is getting out of the gravity well and magic certainly can help with that).
[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Thing is, Negi was suposed to have such honed battle instincts that not even Jack could catch him by suprise anymore. And then Chisame sends him flying and crashing.

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]He lets her. Duh.

Its not like she can hurt him.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]The reason Rakan couldn't catch Negi unaware is he doesn't have Tsundere powers on his side. Duh.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Tsundere Rakan > TTGL[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on September 27, 2011, 11:06:22 PM
[spoiler]Tsundere Rakan > TTGL[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
Be afraid, be very afraid...

"I'm gonna stab you, and then I'll die too! No, I will giga drill breaker your ass and then destroy all of existence!"


[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 28, 2011, 12:18:02 AM
Do keep in mind, this is Akamatsu's work. The guy practically trademarked the Megaton Punch with Naru. And Chisame is based off of her, at least somewhat.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on September 28, 2011, 12:18:04 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Chisame: "Oh yeah, your gonna get stabbed and killed one day! No, I'm gonna stab you, and then I'll die too!"

Akamatsu really does read his fans' works. That's the plot of an H Doujin I've read.


Also SPAAAAAAAAAAACCCCEEEEE! Akamatsu shows his work again. Must be hard to research between his wife's legs though.


And more Chisame without clothes on. Always welcome more of that.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]How do you think he can draw those full body shots that look so good?  ;)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 01, 2011, 11:16:10 AM
Vivid 23 (https://vividtrans.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/release-magical-girl-lyrical-nanoha-vivid-chapter-23-preliminaries-start/)
[spoiler]Ooo, iaijutsu.

Also Einhart fights fast[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on October 01, 2011, 03:27:08 PM
Anyone follow Fairy Tail? I just got seriously trolled.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Shadowhunter on October 01, 2011, 04:11:16 PM
Anyone follow Fairy Tail? I just got seriously trolled.

No kiddin'
I actually didn't see that one coming.

[spoiler]Remains to be seen how the characters will be returned. I hope it's going to take a few weeks, would be better stylistically. I don't believe for a second that they're gone, though that would be hilarious in a way.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 02, 2011, 02:01:35 AM
Fate/Zero 1
[spoiler]It begins.

Fuck you, Zouken. So much. :shakefist[/spoiler]

EDIT: Dantalian 12
[spoiler]Welp. It's post-WWI, and the bad guys spoke German. Should've knownt hey were in cahoots with the Nazis.
Library Girl (I'm still calling her Dantalian) is... Pandora?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 02, 2011, 10:19:29 PM
Fate/Zero 1
[spoiler]It begins.

Fuck you, Zouken. So much. :shakefist[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Zouken: *laughs*[/spoiler]

Quote
EDIT: Dantalian 12
[spoiler]Welp. It's post-WWI, and the bad guys spoke German. Should've knownt hey were in cahoots with the Nazis.
Library Girl (I'm still calling her Dantalian) is... Pandora?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Lol at the Biblioprincesses trashtalking each other. "Do you still wet the bed?"

Those zombies were awfully patient, apparently just standing in one spot while all the drama was going on.

I wanna know what exactly that book of Epic Turning was. Did Madoka Dantalian Unnamed Library Girl write it? Did Huey write it?

The reading scene:
[/spoiler]
Oh, and given that DnS is pretty episodic, the block of stories it adapted wasn't continuous. Presumably some will be adapted in season 2, but it also makes that novel translation more interesting...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 03, 2011, 12:48:55 AM
Fate/Zero 1
[spoiler]It begins.

Fuck you, Zouken. So much. :shakefist[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Zouken: *laughs*[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I love what they did with his laugh. It's all "hur hur", like an old pervert laughing at a dirty joke. Which is... very appropriate. It just makes me hate the old jerk all the more.[/spoiler]

Dantalian 12
[spoiler]
I wanna know what exactly that book of Epic Turning was. Did Madoka Dantalian Unnamed Library Girl write it? Did Huey write it?
If you look at the text closely, it's the same as the lyrics to the OP song.
I think the implication is that it's Huey's book, but it's not necessarily written by Huey. Episode 11 does indicate that he can use incomplete Phantom Books.

Dalian and an old man in what appears to be her book room; the latter is presumably Wesley Disward. Closeup of his hands on his cane - are those patterns similar to Dalian's lock or am I overthinking things?
Almost certaily Wes. I didn't notice anything special about his cane while watching; you're probably overthinking.
Dalian on a battlefield with someone who appears to be friggin' Joan of Arc. Previous keykeeper?
Most likely. First Madoka, now Dantalian. A new trendsetter for Beethoven Was An Alien Spy?
Dantalian and another pink-haired girl prancing around in togas, with Greco-Roman architecture in the background. Closeup on Dantalian's face.
Dantalian trying to stop the minotaur from passing, surrounded by flames. Possibly related to the library's warden
Dantalian opens a box, and shadows come out. Outside, pink light blasts into the sky.
The latter two seem to be callbacks to specific Greek myths to me. The minotaur is obvious, and is very likely also the Library's warden (ironic that the Minotaur is the warden rather than the prisoner). The box reminds me of Pandora, and the "evils" it released may well be what causes Phantom Books to be created.
A woman in white with silver hair and blue eyes looking out on a futuristic city with a strange expression. Flam?
I thought she looked like Dantalian at first, in retrospect I'm not sure why I thought that. Might be Flam, yeah.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on October 03, 2011, 12:50:41 AM
Fate/Zero:
[spoiler]I was going to post "What, no Zero Suit Saber?". Then, ED. Hooray![/spoiler]
Also it's nice that I feel like I might have the faintest hope of following what the hell is going on without already knowing the source material, in contrast to UBW.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 03, 2011, 01:00:35 AM
[spoiler]
Dalian on a battlefield with someone who appears to be friggin' Joan of Arc. Previous keykeeper?
Most likely. First Madoka, now Dantalian. A new trendsetter for Beethoven Was An Alien Spy?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Dalian is an Incubator who forms contracts with people to turn them into Counter Guardians. :p[/spoiler]

Also it's nice that I feel like I might have the faintest hope of following what the hell is going on without already knowing the source material, in contrast to UBW.
You have read all three routes of Fate/stay night though, right? *draws shotgun*

The F/SN spoilers start about a minute in and don't stop.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 03, 2011, 01:09:34 AM
Also it's nice that I feel like I might have the faintest hope of following what the hell is going on without already knowing the source material, in contrast to UBW.
You have read all three routes of Fate/stay night though, right? *draws shotgun*

The F/SN spoilers start about a minute in and don't stop.
But F/SN spoils F/Z. You just can't win.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 03, 2011, 01:22:23 AM
But F/SN spoils F/Z. You just can't win.
F/SN tells you in very broad detail the results of F/Z (only two Masters/Servants are described at all), with outright misleading information and events which seem inexplicable out of context; reading them in the order they were written makes you curious about Zero's cast, while starting with the prequel just throws Shirou at you out of nowhere. (urgh :p) F/Z gives far more spoilers on things all over F/SN's plot. Plus there's power creep, so reading it first would make F/SN seem a little underwhelming.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on October 03, 2011, 01:26:51 AM
You have read all three routes of Fate/stay night though, right? *draws shotgun*

The F/SN spoilers start about a minute in and don't stop.
I have, yes. Didn't stop me recognizing that the UBW didn't make sense on its own merits.
But F/SN spoils F/Z. You just can't win.
Eh, it's a prequel. You know in outline how it's going to end, but it was written with that assumption in mind. I don't think "spoil" is the word to use.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 03, 2011, 11:38:16 AM
New library loli? AndFate/stay zero? Argh, won't have time to watch them now!
 
Negima
[spoiler]
Even when redeemed, Fate keeps being diabolical.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 03, 2011, 01:51:51 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Haha, now THATS trolling with style[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 03, 2011, 02:10:40 PM
Prisma Ilya 2wei 17 (https://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/sometimes-a-kiss-is-just-a-kiss-fk-2wei-17/)
[spoiler]Prana running out. Refill please.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on October 03, 2011, 02:24:03 PM
Prisma Ilya 2wei 17 (https://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/sometimes-a-kiss-is-just-a-kiss-fk-2wei-17/)
[spoiler]Prana running out. Refill please.[/spoiler]

I approve this. (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/fate_kaleid_liner_prisma_illya_2wei/v03/c017/17.html)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 03, 2011, 03:24:55 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Fate: I know kung fu karaoke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfuLVXbPGTc).
Negi: Show me.

Does Akamatsu just want to make Akira Ishida sing that song? :p[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 03, 2011, 05:58:19 PM
But F/SN spoils F/Z. You just can't win.
Eh, it's a prequel. You know in outline how it's going to end, but it was written with that assumption in mind. I don't think "spoil" is the word to use.
That was the joke, yes.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on October 03, 2011, 06:24:42 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Anyone else get déjà vu from this chapter?


And what the hell was Tertium doing in adult form anyway? He could have met with that official in normal form. And why did his disguise wear off like that? Or was he only able to maintain the constant disguise with the Code?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 03, 2011, 06:35:16 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Anyone else get déjà vu from this chapter?


And what the hell was Tertium doing in adult form anyway? He could have met with that official in normal form. And why did his disguise wear off like that? Or was he only able to maintain the constant disguise with the Code?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Presumably he was on aging pills with Negi and Kotarou, rather than using a more permanent magic disguise. As for the meeting, the "government official" in question was possibly Negi himself, in which case they'd have been meeting in adult form to ensure privacy - people around Mahora and probably the city know their young forms, after all.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 03, 2011, 07:09:21 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Anyone else get déjà vu from this chapter?


And what the hell was Tertium doing in adult form anyway? He could have met with that official in normal form. [/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Fanservice for the author's wife females. Don't ask why girls walk around with cat ears and 99% of magic vaporizes their clothes whitout doing any more harm. Don't ask why the boys suddenly turn into bishonen teenagers. :p
[/spoiler]

Prisma Ilya 2wei 17 (https://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/sometimes-a-kiss-is-just-a-kiss-fk-2wei-17/)
[spoiler]Prana running out. Refill please.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
One can only wonder why Rin never mentioned they could refill Saber that way back on Fate/Stay night.
[/spoiler]

Fate/Stay zero
[spoiler]
Not enough action or cooking or any other kind of house chores. I feel somewhat betrayed.

Chibi Rin is adorable tough.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 03, 2011, 10:48:28 PM
[spoiler]Lol at the Biblioprincesses trashtalking each other. "Do you still wet the bed?"

Those zombies were awfully patient, apparently just standing in one spot while all the drama was going on.

I wanna know what exactly that book of Epic Turning was. Did Madoka Dantalian Unnamed Library Girl write it? Did Huey write it?

The reading scene:
  • Children playing on a beach at night, a biplane flies past.
  • An old woman and two children sitting by the fire - the moon is visible, so they're possibly the same children.
  • Dalian and an old man in what appears to be her book room; the latter is presumably Wesley Disward. Closeup of his hands on his cane - are those patterns similar to Dalian's lock or am I overthinking things?
  • Dalian at a weird angle - I think she's leaving a wreath at a gravestone.
  • Dalian on a battlefield with someone who appears to be friggin' Joan of Arc. Previous keykeeper?
  • Dalian staring, cutting to Dalian looking down (in both senses of the word).
  • Dantalian and another pink-haired girl prancing around in togas, with Greco-Roman architecture in the background. Closeup on Dantalian's face.
  • Dantalian trying to stop the minotaur from passing, surrounded by flames. Possibly related to the library's warden
  • Dantalian opens a box, and shadows come out. Outside, pink light blasts into the sky.
  • (Dantalian/Huey dialogue)
  • A woman in white with silver hair and blue eyes looking out on a futuristic city with a strange expression. Flam?
[/spoiler]
Library Loli 12
[spoiler]
My bet's on that being Huey's own phantom book, somehow pulled from the future because it's his own work, kinda how Rin in Fate/Stay night could pull a servant from the future because she was directly connected to Archer.

One detail you seem to have missed it's that the woman looking at the futuristic city then turns and smiles. So my bet's on that being Dantalian all grown up after having been released from library duty, and she's smiling at Huey.



[/spoiler]

Oh, and given that DnS is pretty episodic, the block of stories it adapted wasn't continuous. Presumably some will be adapted in season 2, but it also makes that novel translation more interesting...

Meanwhile, there's a manga version (http://www.mangareader.net/dantalian-no-shoka) to read! Now with 100% more tsundere!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on October 04, 2011, 05:02:17 AM
But F/SN spoils F/Z. You just can't win.
F/SN tells you in very broad detail the results of F/Z (only two Masters/Servants are described at all), with outright misleading information and events which seem inexplicable out of context; reading them in the order they were written makes you curious about Zero's cast, while starting with the prequel just throws Shirou at you out of nowhere. (urgh :p) F/Z gives far more spoilers on things all over F/SN's plot. Plus there's power creep, so reading it first would make F/SN seem a little underwhelming.

Also, F/Z has several things that are just plain inconsistencies with FSN, so you really aren't going to get entirely spoiled.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on October 04, 2011, 05:33:20 AM
Also, F/Z has several things that are just plain inconsistencies with FSN, so you really aren't going to get entirely spoiled.

That's to be expected of any prequel/sequel. Or even the primary work itself.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 04, 2011, 06:26:46 AM
Prisma Ilya 2wei 17 (https://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/sometimes-a-kiss-is-just-a-kiss-fk-2wei-17/)
[spoiler]Prana running out. Refill please.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
One can only wonder why Rin never mentioned they could refill Saber that way back on Fate/Stay night.
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Shirou is probably too terrible at magic :P
Though given Ilya's reaction I'm guessing the 'more efficient' transfer methods still work even in the more comedic universe of Prisma Ilya[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 04, 2011, 08:29:09 AM
Also, F/Z has several things that are just plain inconsistencies with FSN, so you really aren't going to get entirely spoiled.

That's to be expected of any prequel/sequel. Or even the primary work itself.

Just out of the top of my head:
[spoiler]
Archer at full strenght gets made into mincemeat by berseker on route 1. When berseker gets pumped out to eleven in route 3 by corrupted grail power, he's hardly a speed bump against brain-damaged Shirou.

First route the priest is some kind of dark magician that ends up defeated in melee. Last route priest is some crazy knive-fighter that can take on servants head on in martial combat.

Why doesn't Shirou just uses Rule Breaker to rescue corrupted Saber in route 3?

Saber, King of knights, master swordswoman with supernatural battle instincts, get defeated in a pure blade fight by caster 2 out of 3 times. Caster that can't even defend against basic martial arts skills.

Gilgamesh walks around with his pimped armor in route 1 that can block heavy magic and even direct blows from non-ultimate excalibur. It is never used again in the other routes despite suposedly being instant-summon.

[/spoiler]

Prisma Ilya 2wei 17 (https://suimasenscans.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/sometimes-a-kiss-is-just-a-kiss-fk-2wei-17/)
[spoiler]Prana running out. Refill please.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
One can only wonder why Rin never mentioned they could refill Saber that way back on Fate/Stay night.
[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Shirou is probably too terrible at magic :P
Though given Ilya's reaction I'm guessing the 'more efficient' transfer methods still work even in the more comedic universe of Prisma Ilya[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
Sure, but I would expect lesbian-Rin to don't pass on the oportunity to kiss Saber on the heat of battle with the excuse of recharging her prana. :p
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 04, 2011, 02:03:56 PM
Also, F/Z has several things that are just plain inconsistencies with FSN, so you really aren't going to get entirely spoiled.

That's to be expected of any prequel/sequel. Or even the primary work itself.

Just out of the top of my head:
[spoiler]
Archer at full strenght gets made into mincemeat by berseker on route 1. When berseker gets pumped out to eleven in route 3 by corrupted grail power, he's hardly a speed bump against brain-damaged Shirou.

First route the priest is some kind of dark magician that ends up defeated in melee. Last route priest is some crazy knive-fighter that can take on servants head on in martial combat.

Why doesn't Shirou just uses Rule Breaker to rescue corrupted Saber in route 3?

Saber, King of knights, master swordswoman with supernatural battle instincts, get defeated in a pure blade fight by caster 2 out of 3 times. Caster that can't even defend against basic martial arts skills.

Gilgamesh walks around with his pimped armor in route 1 that can block heavy magic and even direct blows from non-ultimate excalibur. It is never used again in the other routes despite suposedly being instant-summon.

[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Archer wasn't at full strength in route 1; Unlimited Blade Works is the only route where Saber doesn't practically cut him in half at the start of the story. It's unclear if Dark Berserker was actually stronger than the original (for one thing he was blind), plus Shirou was seriously overclocking himself, shouting "no, [Archer,] you need to keep up with me!".

People keep bringing up "Gilgamesh's armor blocks anything." I have never seen a line in-game or in supplemental materials which suggests this. That said, it was only in Fate that he thought he was fighting a worthy opponent/wanted to look nice for his waifu. You dare suggest that the King expend even the slightest effort to display his magnificent armor to mongrels?

As for Kirei, uh... he was taken by surprise in Fate, and fighting the weakest Servant in HF? Yeah, still seems weird.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on October 04, 2011, 04:38:59 PM
Stats page for black berserker looks the same.

What's really inconsistent is that all traced weapons get ranked down.  Berserker needs a weapon A rank or higher to stab.  Archer can get by it by a broken phantasm rankup. 

Shirou, on the other hand, has no reason for a degraded caliburn to magically regain a rank.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 04, 2011, 05:14:05 PM
[spoiler]
Archer doesn't get cut up almost in half in route 2 because it's the only route where Shirou manages to tell Saber to stop on time. That's actually what activates the whole 2nd route!

Gilgamesh's imba armor is fully suported by the game, since he can just stand there and let Saber hit him whitout dodging and he doesn't take any damage (at least for a time, it's sugested Saber would eventually break trough). Illya (aka Holy Grail conduit) blasts him directly and it just bounces off from the armor.

Plus hey, what's the use of being king if you don't/can't show off your pimped gold armor to mongrels? :P


Also TML reminds me of another great incosistency, that route 1 Shirou can just chop off Berseker's arm with Calliburn when Excalibur wielded by Saber didn't even scratch his skin.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 04, 2011, 05:32:01 PM
^^
Its how much prana you jammed into the sword I guess.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 04, 2011, 05:44:11 PM
Can we go back to spoiler tags? :bigeye

Fate/stay night
[spoiler]Excalibur isn't a "cut stuff" NP, it's a "blast stuff" NP; Saber does most of her cutting with Invisible Air, which is Rank C. Caliburn is for cutting stuff, is high-rank, and gets stronger when Saber uses it. Plus Saber couldn't fire Excalibur at full power either (not enough mana); when she could in the other routes, Berserker was no match for her.

EDIT: It seems this (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.livedoor.jp%2Fhumanity6%2Farchives%2F50886780.html) was the source of Gil's armor properties. The Type-Moon wiki is ambiguous on whether the armor can stop magic on its own or if that's in conjunction with a magic shield.[/spoiler]

EDIT: Ika Musume 2, ep2
[spoiler]Most of the "squid powers" so far sort-of made sense, but Ika can change her weight to anything between 0.5 grams and 20 tonnes? What. :twitch
What's more, it looks like this was invented to make the physics of the series more realistic. :psyduck[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on October 04, 2011, 06:35:54 PM
It's been out for years.

Also, caliburn is lower rank, on account of being partially decorative rather than functional.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 04, 2011, 06:38:31 PM
It's been out for years.
And yet the percentage of users here who've seen it is pretty low. Heck, at least half have probably never even heard of it.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 04, 2011, 07:33:09 PM
It's been out for years.

Also, caliburn is lower rank, on account of being partially decorative rather than functional.
Role matters though. A beam weapon is less effective when you're basically using it as a bayonet, compared to a lightsaber used the same way. Remember, rankings are differentiated. Berserker's armor counts ATTACK rank, Noble Phantasms are ranked by overall power.
Using Enuma Elish as a melee weapon isn't going to get you very far despite its epic ranking.
[spoiler]
Saber mostly attacked with Invisible Air, which is firstly for concealment rather than combat, its not a good weapon.
Excalibur is a great weapon, but its role is a prana-to-explosion convertor. Without prana its a pretty good sword, but not worth its full ranking. Its blast however, especially at the impact point, is higher rank than its own.
Caliburn is ornamental, but its designed fundamentally as a slashing weapon. It makes a better melee weapon than Excalibur, but overall weaker.
Gae Bolg is a thrown weapon, as a melee weapon its not so hot, despite its overall rank.
Enuma Elish is a beam weapon, I imagine if Gilgamesh could stab Shirou with it through Kanshou and Bakuya instead of spending time charging its lasor he would have.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 04, 2011, 07:37:34 PM
You're seriously arguing that SABER, the goddamn swordplay specialist, doesn't have any slashing-focused weapon by default, and even a purely ornamental sword will do a better job at cuting stuff than her noble phantasms? :banghead
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 04, 2011, 08:06:33 PM
You're seriously arguing that SABER, the goddamn swordplay specialist, doesn't have any slashing-focused weapon by default, and even a purely ornamental sword will do a better job at cuting stuff than her noble phantasms? :banghead
[spoiler]Invisible Air is a slashing weapon which she uses by default. It's very useful, what with being invisible and having ranged-attack and barrier functions, just not high-rank enough to use on Berserker. Note that just Invisible Air would have killed Assassin instantly if it had made contact.

And again, rank =/= power. Rin's gems were A-rank by human standards, so a handful of them could kill Berserker once. It was stated that Berserker could tank a planetbuster if it was B-rank or lower.

Yeah, this is pretty much Nasu saying "God Hand does whatever I want it to." :p[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 04, 2011, 08:16:56 PM
^^
[spoiler]As a bonus, if Rin had blown 10 gems on the attack instead of 5, she might actually have killed Berserker more than once as Ilya said. So God Hand is just a minimum energy threshold and it doesn't take more effort after that.

Saber is extremely good with the sword, most of her power comes from skill, backed with a nuke when skill doesn't matter. However, she is weaker out of the box, since Caliburn was broken and lost(presumably if you dug up Caliburn you could summon her with it instead of Avalon), as was Avalon. So depending on the focus you used she could be attack or defense oriented.
Plus again, her abilities are hideously power consuming, she expends significant amounts to enhance herself physically, and finally, Excalibur is the most energy consuming NP there is. Shirou is basically the worst Master she could hope for, since hes a mana supply with a melee spec and no mount for her to use her Riding with(unless she wants a bicycle).

Finally, the Class Saber is oriented towards a Servant associated with the sword, while it does imply a certain minimum of sword skill, it only means her legend is linked to a blade. Archer doesn't use a bow much and Rider spends most of her time using her monstrous strength, agility and melee weapons.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 05, 2011, 08:08:25 AM
Ah, Nasuverse. Your RPG-like mechanics make every combat discussion look like Dungeons and Dragons optimization. It never ceases to amuse me.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 05, 2011, 07:15:47 PM
Ah, Nasuverse. Your RPG-like mechanics make every combat discussion look like Dungeons and Dragons optimization. It never ceases to amuse me.
[spoiler]

tier 6
-Kung-Fu Teacher, has some cute tricks, but whitout extreme magic backup just doesn't have the numbers to do anything.

tier 5
-Saber (whitout splatbook items), can't really produce her own equipment besides her ancestral relic, needs mages backing her up to do really anything. Her only saving grace is her awesome nukes, but 1/day really doesn't cut it.

tier 4
-Lancer, save or die would be quite nice, if immunity to instant-death effects wasn't so darn common!
-Rider, quite versatile and can pack quite a punch if you catch your oponent by suprise, but somewhat lacking in raw power.

tier 3
-Berseker, extremely tough to take down whitout Archer shenigans and hits back hard too, overall quite balanced!
-Caster, can melee better than Saber, teleport is quite handy, but if you're trying to blast with her you're doing it wrong, even inside your personal domain.
-Assassin, super stealth is so cheesy, and can actually kill stuff in martial combat whitout magic weapons! However that lack of magic weapons also ends up stoping it from raising another tier.

tier 2
-Archer. Tecnically you only have one Noble Phantasm, but then you just pick Replicate Noble Phantasm and go to town by literally drowning your oponent in magic weapons!
-Saber(with splatbook items)-The supplements of Avalon and Caliburn were basically a godsend for this class, bringing it all the way from tier 5 to here, as now she can actualy engage in melee combat and win whitout heavy caster backup. Wait, she needs a caster to unlock those weapons, but still, at least she can melee better than Caster now!

tier 1
-Shirou-After people complaining in the previous edition that this class could only cook and play buffbot, the designers filled it with so many self-buffs that it's just plain sick. You can replicate even more noble phantasms than Archer, melee better than Saber (and can also copy her unique nukes and Avalon, something that even normal Archers can't do), graft yourself with pieces from defeated enemies, plus the infamous cookmancer build to make an harem out of your oponents
 :p
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 06, 2011, 01:17:34 AM
Naruto
[spoiler]Kubo-Ass-Pull-No-Jitsu! the only real undetectable super invisible ninja with a triple powered bloodline ability of magic eraser also has the ability to split him self while being Rasengaed though mountains![/spoiler]At least this kind of crap doesn't happen weekly.

Speaking thereof,
[spoiler]Bald Guy earned a new title, "luckiest man in geotei 13", just in time to beat his opponent.

Stated fact his blows lose power for consecutive hits to a point where Baldy didn't even budge from an attack. One comic ago even a silent delay allowed for continually breaking trees, shoulders, and even Soul Slayers. So now we'll just overlook the punch to the chest and blood spilling everywhere (aka not a luck-less hit at all) thanks to Baldy's natural luck being better than a dedicated power. Right...[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: skydragonknight on October 06, 2011, 02:28:25 AM
Quote
Speaking thereof,
[spoiler]Bald Guy earned a new title, "luckiest man in geotei 13", just in time to beat his opponent.

Stated fact his blows lose power for consecutive hits to a point where Baldy didn't even budge from an attack. One comic ago even a silent delay allowed for continually breaking trees, shoulders, and even Soul Slayers. So now we'll just overlook the punch to the chest and blood spilling everywhere (aka not a luck-less hit at all) thanks to Baldy's natural luck being better than a dedicated power. Right...[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Well, just look at him. You could rub that head for luck, so it makes sense he's lucky too.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 07, 2011, 08:04:20 AM
[spoiler]Well, just look at him. You could rub that head for luck, so it makes sense he's lucky too.[/spoiler]
I lol'ed in my head, guess it was more of a limh.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 08, 2011, 12:40:14 AM
I spy, with my little eye, Shakugan no Shana 3 episode 1.

...I should probably get around to watching Shakugan no Shana 2. As soon as I finish watching To Aru Majutsu no Index.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 08, 2011, 09:16:07 AM
Kazumi Magica 9 (https://shinitan.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/kazumi-magica-c09/)
[spoiler]Megucas in jars![/spoiler]
Railgun 44 (http://overloadscans.info/2011/10/to-aru-kagaku-no-railgun-chapter-44/)
[spoiler]Nice hamsters[/spoiler]
Railgun Summer Special - The Fanservicing (http://overloadscans.info/2011/10/railgun-summer-special/)
[spoiler]The return of teleporting garments[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: MrWiggles on October 08, 2011, 10:16:05 AM
Dance at the Vampire Bund, was really pointless. It didnt really do anything. It didnt really overcome any obstacle. There was no story climax. It was just all over the place, with loli nudity, some fighting. I wished I watched something else.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 08, 2011, 03:53:32 PM
Dance at the Vampire Bund, was really pointless. It didnt really do anything. It didnt really overcome any obstacle. There was no story climax. It was just all over the place, with loli nudity, some fighting. I wished I watched something else.
Good to know I'm not missing anything. I watched two episodes and decided it wasn't worth watching more.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on October 08, 2011, 04:24:04 PM
Dance at the Vampire Bund, was really pointless. It didnt really do anything. It didnt really overcome any obstacle. There was no story climax. It was just all over the place, with loli nudity, some fighting. I wished I watched something else.

I just mentally overlay all mentions of her name with Remilia Scarlet and suddenly it got a hell lot more easier to watch.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 08, 2011, 07:34:43 PM
Index 14, subbed by AoShen with TN at top.
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/Prime32_temp/Screenshots/bad_tn.png)

...that is not what "raising a flag" means. :grave
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 09, 2011, 12:30:48 PM
Fate/Zero 2
[spoiler]Caster and Ryuunosuke. A match made in... I don't know where, but I get the feeling I'd rather go to Hell than there. I like Caster's voice.[/spoiler]

Shana Final 1
[spoiler]Starting off the season to a wham right away. Not much happens in this episode, but it's confirmed for good that clued-in humans remember faded Torches (probably, Yuji is sort of a special case).  [/spoiler]

Persona4 1
[spoiler]God I hate that fucking bear already.
Expected Narukami to be more feminine, does the fanart just shoehorn him into bishiedom?
Speaking of bishies...
[spoiler](http://i52.tinypic.com/xlf8sn.png)[/spoiler]
FABULOUS. Betcha he'll be the BBEG or the Mysterious Wild Card.

And of course the protagonist gets the Fool.[/spoiler]

Boku ha Tomodachi ga Sukunai 1
[spoiler]I saw the description on the Fall 2011 chart and expected Yuri. I got Harem. Lame.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 10, 2011, 02:22:09 PM
Negima 340 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3793-Mahou-Sensei-Negima-340-by-Red-Hawk&p=56346#post56346)
[spoiler]Oh god Ayaka[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 10, 2011, 03:19:10 PM
Negima 340 (http://www.redhawkscans.com/showthread.php?3793-Mahou-Sensei-Negima-340-by-Red-Hawk&p=56346#post56346)
[spoiler]Oh god Ayaka[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Love > Magia Erebea

I wonder what kind of power Leek Girl will get though.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on October 10, 2011, 07:28:30 PM
Persona 4 ep1
[spoiler]While I did enjoy the first chapter, I have this feeling that it was somewhat rushed... I couldn't even enjoy Yousuke getting owned after breaking Chie's Trial of the Dragon...
[/spoiler]

Persona4 1
[spoiler]God I hate that fucking bear already.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]At least his american version (from the game) made some (though lame) bear jokes (...that's BEARly unBEARable)...[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Expected Narukami to be more feminine, does the fanart just shoehorn him into bishiedom?[/spoiler]

[spoiler]How can someone with the potential to become the Pimp Master be feminine!? (don't answer  :rollseyes)[/spoiler]


[spoiler]Speaking of bishies...
[spoiler](http://i52.tinypic.com/xlf8sn.png)[/spoiler]
FABULOUS. Betcha he'll be the BBEG or the Mysterious Wild Card.

And of course the protagonist gets the Fool.[/spoiler]

HUGE SPOILERS AHEAD. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.
[spoiler]Since Persona 3, the guy who gets the Fool Arcana automatically becomes the Wild Card (as in, capable of summoning multiple Personae). So, the MC is the Wild Card... but I find it very hard that the MC will summon something else aside from Izanagi.

So, from the choices above, one is already taken...
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 10, 2011, 07:38:39 PM
Persona4 1
[spoiler]God I hate that fucking bear already.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]At least his american version (from the game) made some (though lame) bear jokes (...that's BEARly unBEARable)...[/spoiler]
The sub I'm watching has him doing bear jokes as well. Why do you think I said I hate him already? :P
For the record, in Japanese he ends his sentences in "-kuma", which means bear. That's why they translated it into bear puns. Doesn't make me want to murder the thing any less though.

Also, in case anyone cares, I have zero familiarity with any part of the Persona franchise other than a general awareness that it's about cool and weird mons.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on October 10, 2011, 07:58:52 PM
Also, in case anyone cares, I have zero familiarity with any part of the Persona franchise other than a general awareness that it's about cool and weird mons.

WHAT!? YOU.... YOU... YOU HERETIC! YOU SHALL BURN IN THE PYRE FOR NOT KNOWING ABOUT PERSONA... OR EVEN MEGATEN SERIES!!  :shakefist

*stops to think*

...Wait, so you did read the spoilers?  :twitch

I will keep that in mind from now on...
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 10, 2011, 08:18:18 PM
...Wait, so you did read the spoilers?  :twitch

I will keep that in mind from now on...
Nope. As long as I have the opportunity not to read them (say, because someone is thoughtful enough to put them in spoilerblocks), I don't read them.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 10, 2011, 08:19:50 PM
Persona4 1
[spoiler]God I hate that fucking bear already.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]At least his american version (from the game) made some (though lame) bear jokes (...that's BEARly unBEARable)...[/spoiler]
The sub I'm watching has him doing bear jokes as well. Why do you think I said I hate him already? :P
For the record, in Japanese he ends his sentences in "-kuma", which means bear. That's why they translated it into bear puns. Doesn't make me want to murder the thing any less though.

Also, in case anyone cares, I have zero familiarity with any part of the Persona franchise other than a general awareness that it's about cool and weird mons.

Actually, Megaten in general is usually about aiding Satan in his battles against God, because God is repressive and anal-retentive whereas Satan is chaotic but creative.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on October 10, 2011, 08:45:34 PM
Negima.[spoiler]I'm wondering what the actual artifact that grants Ayaka that power is. Psychic paper?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 10, 2011, 08:52:38 PM
Negima.[spoiler]I'm wondering what the actual artifact that grants Ayaka that power is. Psychic paper?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Either the costume itself or the costume plus a bouquet of roses is my guess.
EDIT: Or possibly the choker/necklace.

http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/1450[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 11, 2011, 02:49:47 PM
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Research break

FFFFFF....

Quote
see you on October 19th!

Oh.
I'm okay with that.

As for the chapter itself.

[spoiler]Of course Chizuru's artifact is a leek.

So, Negi's harem could easily take over the world by now, if they wanted to. Make sure not to give Paru any ideas.[/spoiler]

Also, DEM REACTION FACES. Every page has one. Often several.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on October 11, 2011, 06:58:20 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Nice to see a more serious side of Ayaka, although nearly reversing the Pactio was funny.

Looks like that's two more for the pocket book.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 12, 2011, 12:20:10 AM
Fate/Zero 2
[spoiler]
"Go and face Archer on his own territory he said. It will be no problem he said. Face the king of kings when you're a faceless mook he said"-gotta love assassin's optimism. :P

Also, proof that goldie doesn't have any problem showing his pimped armor to even maggots. :smirk

[/spoiler]


[spoiler]Of course Chizuru's artifact is a leek.

So, Negi's harem could easily take over the world by now, if they wanted to. Make sure not to give Paru any ideas.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
You mean they couldn't take over the world before between the vampire loli/puppeteer, sword girl, ninja girl, gun girl and all the hax artifacts they already had? :p

Also bet that when the next big bad shows up, Negi will refuse to just sneak on him/her with that artifact to finish it quickly.
[/spoiler]

Now on a more unusual question about Macross Frontier. I tried watching it once and, well, I quit around the 5th episode because it was just too much harem for very little mecha action. But

[spoiler]
I recently heard that the last episode is suposed to be some big badass mecha-fleet battle. Will I be losing anything important if I just jump to the last episode for the mecha combat goodyness?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 12, 2011, 02:16:45 PM
Neg
[spoiler]Before it was available via superior firepower... maybe. But now they can just do it diplomatically. Like, really easily.[/spoiler]

Macross Frontier:
It's not a harem, it's a love triangle because there are only two girls and one guy. I agree though that the first eps are kinda slow on the action.

It gets better, oh yes it does. I can think of at least three episodes that are too awesome to skip if you just move to the last ep. So I suggest watching instead.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 12, 2011, 03:24:27 PM
Just finished To Aru Majutsu no Index season 1, and started on To Aru Kagaku no Railgun.

Oh god, Kuroko. :lmao
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Shadowhunter on October 12, 2011, 05:58:50 PM
Naruto
[spoiler]Curve ball. Interesting.[/spoiler]

One Piece
[spoiler]Not much to say.[/spoiler]

Bleach
[spoiler]Meh. More 1-upmanship.[/spoiler]

Air Gear
[spoiler]Ok, so finally all Ringo/Iki shippers will be happy. I would have preferred Kururu but oh well. Kilik just activated the Sky Regalia?[/spoiler]

Fairy Tail
[spoiler]He should have draw it out more before delivering the McGuffin to return the main characters.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 12, 2011, 07:52:01 PM
Oh god, Kuroko. :lmao
Best part of the show.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 13, 2011, 03:55:55 AM
Naruto
[spoiler]Curve ball. Interesting.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]No kidding. Now instead of people talking about what was in the casket, now people are back at square one with who is Tobi?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: MrWiggles on October 13, 2011, 05:10:07 AM
Naruto
[spoiler] I stalled on Naruto. After the Pain Arc, Naruto got really weird. The story elements with Sosuke were still interesting, but having Naruto becoming this conscientious objector pacifist, with Sakura falsing declaring her love him. I dont know, it got really weird. Bad weird.[/spoiler]

Spoilers
[spoiler]
I've never understood the concept of spoilers. I dont see how knowing something in advance, can ruin something for you. Its like claiming that knowing how a magic trick is done, ruins it for you. Why? Now not only can you now appreciate the spectacle but now you can also admire its craftsmanship. I also dont think spoilers really exist. Even with a basic understanding of story structure, and fiction tropes, you can accurately read 'script', and know what's going to happen. This wont prevent you being surprised either, or make you not enjoy the show.

They also make threads like this annoying as well.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 13, 2011, 07:17:42 AM
I don't even check this thread until I've read the manga and I try to spoil that as fast as I can even if it's just the RAWs until a translation gets put up. Newer work schedule ended the RAW hunting but meh.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: MrWiggles on October 13, 2011, 12:08:07 PM
I don't even check this thread until I've read the manga and I try to spoil that as fast as I can even if it's just the RAWs until a translation gets put up. Newer work schedule ended the RAW hunting but meh.

I can read the weekly release /way/ to fast, to make really worth my while to keep up with. I generally have to let them build up, til there about an hour or so worth of reading materiel.

I would by the compliplations, but they're to expensive for how long it takes me to read through them. I just reread stuff. About the only magna I've reread, has been DB, YYH and Akira.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 14, 2011, 03:32:28 PM
Guilty Crown ep1 - my head hurts.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 14, 2011, 04:08:13 PM
Persona4 02
[spoiler][spoiler](http://i52.tinypic.com/o73htv.png)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2z3xn9h.png)[/spoiler]
Hate. So much hate.

So Shadows get stronger if you deny them and you get to use them if your accept them as a part of yourself. Psychotherapy is Magic?
Let's see... Hanamura's card is #1. That would be the Magician.
Also, evidently Beef is Forgiveness. Ten beef steaks and ten beef bowls... that stuff's going straight to your hips, Chie.[/spoiler]

Guilty Crown 1
[spoiler]Calling it right now, Gai will turn out to be evil. You can't look like that and then not turn out to be evil. It's just not done.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 14, 2011, 05:08:41 PM
Persona4 02
[spoiler][spoiler](http://i52.tinypic.com/o73htv.png)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2z3xn9h.png)[/spoiler]
Hate. So much hate.

So Shadows get stronger if you deny them and you get to use them if your accept them as a part of yourself. Psychotherapy is Magic?
Let's see... Hanamura's card is #1. That would be the Magician.
Also, evidently Beef is Forgiveness. Ten beef steaks and ten beef bowls... that stuff's going straight to your hips, Chie.[/spoiler]

Guilty Crown 1
[spoiler]Calling it right now, Gai will turn out to be evil. You can't look like that and then not turn out to be evil. It's just not done.[/spoiler]

Kuma becomes less bear-able later on. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 14, 2011, 08:01:42 PM
Neg
[spoiler]Before it was available via superior firepower... maybe. But now they can just do it diplomatically. Like, really easily.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
I now remembered Chisame's hax artifact, that can hack trough computer systems like tentacles trough japanese schoolgirls. That could've also been used for some non-violent world conquest easily.

[/spoiler]

Also I just readed this small manga, that includes loli communist witches with guns in WW II (http://www.mangareader.net/kutsuzure-sensen-witch-vasenkas-war). Good light and fun read, all comrades should take a look!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on October 15, 2011, 02:48:21 AM
Persona4 02
[spoiler][spoiler](http://i52.tinypic.com/o73htv.png)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2z3xn9h.png)[/spoiler]
Hate. So much hate.

So Shadows get stronger if you deny them and you get to use them if your accept them as a part of yourself. Psychotherapy is Magic?
Let's see... Hanamura's card is #1. That would be the Magician.
Also, evidently Beef is Forgiveness. Ten beef steaks and ten beef bowls... that stuff's going straight to your hips, Chie.[/spoiler]

Guilty Crown 1
[spoiler]Calling it right now, Gai will turn out to be evil. You can't look like that and then not turn out to be evil. It's just not done.[/spoiler]

Guilty Crown 1
[spoiler]And that MTV isn't Inori, its Mystia  :D[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 16, 2011, 02:34:15 PM
Also I just readed this small manga, that includes loli communist witches with guns in WW II (http://www.mangareader.net/kutsuzure-sensen-witch-vasenkas-war). Good light and fun read, all comrades should take a look!

Hey, a friend of mine linked this just the other day! Amusing coincidence.

All my contact with Guilty Crown comes from /m/ hate. But it's 4chan, it hates everything*.

* Except Legend of Galactic Heroes

Did I hear some Teddie bashing here? THIS WILL NOT BE!
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 17, 2011, 05:40:10 PM
Fate/stay Zero 3
[spoiler]
Seeing Saber with a suit, I can now perfectly imagine how she could pretend to be a male bishonen for around a century. Still doesn't explain why the king of England that admits to have sacrificed his own villages for tactical advantage is so naturally submissive!

Still dunno what to think about Rider. In one hand geting B2 bombers and tomahawk cruise missiles would be an excellent tactic for a flawless victory by just razing the city, on the other hand Alexander the Great is also renowed for having drunk himself to death in his early twenties, so when you see him already starting to grab bottles then your fate doesn't look very promising. :P


[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 17, 2011, 06:44:55 PM
Gundam AGE 2
[spoiler]Most relaxed colony-busting I've ever seen.

I smell conspiracy...

A self-evolving Gundam that learns from its enemies' abilities? With that and the intro claiming this war will last 100 years, I get the feeling Gundam AGE will be one of the more high-powered series by the end.

"This is no ordinary rifle! It makes the projectile spin!"
What.

And I agree with whoever said that Frit's pilot suit looks like Megaman.[/spoiler]

EDIT: Shinryaku! Ika Musume II 4
An... interesting episode, with everyone speaking English - some are obviously different VAs, with others it's less clear. From some of the lines, it seems the creators of the show have been reading English fansubs. :twitch
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 19, 2011, 02:11:58 AM
Gundam AGE
[spoiler]So, the AGE system is Devil Gundam, huh.

We have Jamil and Chinese Loli Tiffa. Not to mention a main character who is both a kid and likeable. This is Gundam X now.

Wanna bet the UE are reverse Char, trying to force humanity BACK to Earth? Also Yurin is probably one of them, but that shouldn't surprise anyone by now.

I like the new beam rifle and the sound it makes when firing.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 19, 2011, 05:23:17 PM
Natural 1 on a move silently check (http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/643/6) (new One Piece)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 19, 2011, 06:00:20 PM
Naruto
[spoiler]Sharigan + 1 = Mangakou, +1 more = Eternal version, +1 fracken more = +Rinnigan.

Srsly the plot eyes suck. Kinda glad Naruto is out of nine-tails mode maybe this fight will last longer than the refight with Nagato. Also, Summon Comet is one hell of a ninjitsu.[/spoiler]

Bleach
[spoiler]About time Captain Pride gets a run for his money. Right now, things were about techniques and not curb stomping the other guy with your power level. Kinda nice. Possibly the best fight during this series given that Ichigo's will undoubtedly be "RAWRRR Kamehameha ouch that hurt ok I'm really dedicated now" thing.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Shadowhunter on October 19, 2011, 07:31:14 PM
Fairy Tail
[spoiler]Ah, I wished he had made a few more before returning the cast. Would have been better.[/spoiler]

Bleach:
[spoiler]I'm tired of Rukia getting pwnd. Very tired.[/spoiler]

Naruto:
[spoiler]More eyeballs. I'm starting to believe that Kishimoto have a serious case of the Rule 34 about eyeballs and he's somewhat subtle with his fetish.[/spoiler]

One Piece:
[spoiler]Eh. That "revelation" was weaksauce.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 19, 2011, 08:13:06 PM
Natural 1 on a move silently check (http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/643/6) (new One Piece)

No, no, he tried to sub Int for Dex on that one, except his intelligence is 3.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Mooncrow on October 21, 2011, 11:07:35 AM
Natural 1 on a move silently check (http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/643/6) (new One Piece)

No, no, he tried to sub Int for Dex on that one, except his intelligence is 3.

Lol, that was such a hilarious moment.  It's good to see Brooke showing some real abilities this arc, too. 
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 21, 2011, 04:12:22 PM
Guilty Crown 2
[spoiler]The Power of Kings is explained. Now the question is, what's the correlation between a Void and the person you pull it out of... So far: Inori gives us a big badass sword (though the sample size is too small yet to declare how many things it cannot cut, if any). The Complete Monster bishie gives a refracting barrier.

So Funeral Parlor are Darwinists. Good Darwinists or evil Darwinists? The way the tone of the show seems to be shaping up, I'd personally go with ambiguous.

Poor Shu, he actually thought he'd get out of the plot after only two episodes.[/spoiler]

EDIT: Persona4 3
[spoiler]Chie's Persona is introduced. IIV is a rather wird way of writing 3 with Roman numerals (should be III), but in any case it's the Empress, which is... kind of weird, in Chie's hands of all people. Also, it seems like they're going for one new Persona per episode. I thought maybe Yukiko and Chie would both get Personas in this episode, but I guess Yukiko is for next week?

More importantly, so Izanagi can change forms based on new 'bonds' Narukami makes with people, huh? Should get interesting. I don't see a lot of correlation between Jack Lantern here and either Chie or Yosuke, though...[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 22, 2011, 01:03:13 AM
Persona 4 - note I didn't watch this yet
[spoiler]Not too surprised considering the original game's pacing - we got Yosuke and Chie almost back-to-back as Persona users. But...

Empress? What? Tomoe was Chariot originally, which fits Chie much better. Can you double-check this?
Izanagi doesn't change forms, it's just that the protagonist can have more than one Persona and switch between them.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 22, 2011, 01:27:15 AM
Persona 4 - note I didn't watch this yet
[spoiler]Not too surprised considering the original game's pacing - we got Yosuke and Chie almost back-to-back as Persona users. But...

Empress? What? Tomoe was Chariot originally, which fits Chie much better. Can you double-check this?
Izanagi doesn't change forms, it's just that the protagonist can have more than one Persona and switch between them.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Yes, Tomoe's Chariot originally. Which if they gave her VII would make more sense (Chariot is the 7th Major Arcana).

EDIT: Agita, what's the term they use?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on October 22, 2011, 02:16:35 AM
Guilty Crown 2
[spoiler]The Power of Kings is explained. Now the question is, what's the correlation between a Void and the person you pull it out of... So far: Inori gives us a big badass sword (though the sample size is too small yet to declare how many things it cannot cut, if any). The Complete Monster bishie gives a refracting barrier.

So Funeral Parlor are Darwinists. Good Darwinists or evil Darwinists? The way the tone of the show seems to be shaping up, I'd personally go with ambiguous.

Poor Shu, he actually thought he'd get out of the plot after only two episodes.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Appears that everyone has a Void based on personality. So the Kaleidoscope (odd that the nickname he has is indicative of who he is as a Void weapon as well) is a spoiled brat living in his own protected sphere. And I wonder how they figured out that when a person's Void is extracted, that person is effectively helpless. And since there are 2 more Void Genomes running around, maybe Gai can get a shot of it later.[/spoiler]

Quote
EDIT: Persona4 3
[spoiler]Chie's Persona is introduced. IIV is a rather wird way of writing 3 with Roman numerals (should be III), but in any case it's the Empress, which is... kind of weird, in Chie's hands of all people. Also, it seems like they're going for one new Persona per episode. I thought maybe Yukiko and Chie would both get Personas in this episode, but I guess Yukiko is for next week?

More importantly, so Izanagi can change forms based on new 'bonds' Narukami makes with people, huh? Should get interesting. I don't see a lot of correlation between Jack Lantern here and either Chie or Yosuke, though...[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Might be the burning spirit of Chie[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 22, 2011, 02:33:20 AM
Persona 4 - note I didn't watch this yet
[spoiler]Not too surprised considering the original game's pacing - we got Yosuke and Chie almost back-to-back as Persona users. But...

Empress? What? Tomoe was Chariot originally, which fits Chie much better. Can you double-check this?
Izanagi doesn't change forms, it's just that the protagonist can have more than one Persona and switch between them.[/spoiler]

Persona 4 - note I didn't watch this yet
[spoiler]Not too surprised considering the original game's pacing - we got Yosuke and Chie almost back-to-back as Persona users. But...

Empress? What? Tomoe was Chariot originally, which fits Chie much better. Can you double-check this?
Izanagi doesn't change forms, it's just that the protagonist can have more than one Persona and switch between them.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Yes, Tomoe's Chariot originally. Which if they gave her VII would make more sense (Chariot is the 7th Major Arcana).

EDIT: Agita, what's the term they use?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]They haven't called it anything yet. If it's Chariot in the original, I guess they just messed up with the facing of the card, since it's IIV, which is normally invalid and would be 3, but comes out as 7 if reversed. The Chariot does fit her a lot better.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on October 22, 2011, 02:52:17 AM
Negima.

[spoiler]Mana's backstory does seem similar to Emiya Shirou's (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v37/c341/8.html)

And rofl Setsuna's delusions[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 22, 2011, 09:49:37 AM
Negima
[spoiler]Eva: Setsuna, you...your delusions develop just like my Chachamaru's

Also, ouch.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 22, 2011, 01:11:19 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
So Setsuna's a royaltycon? She seems quite submissive to the princess of darkness on top of the other two princesses on the class.

[/spoiler]

Also finished watching Macross Frontier
[spoiler]
Cubey was right, there's some awesome battle scenes later on, but damn did the animators repeat the vajra animations every couple episodes!

Most memorable moments

Ranka: I-I can't fight sing anymore!
Sheryl: Women up you crybaby! *Bright Slap* Now go out there and fight sing!


Clan Lang: KIDNEY LOVE PUNCH! Now kiss me you fool!
Mikhail: Oh gods the crunching pain! I hope it doesn't numb down my reflexes as we're being swarmed by Vajra! *gets impaled some seconds later*
Clan Lang: Wait, what do you mean physically injuring our love interest can produce negative effects?

Shirei:
Sheryl: I-I can't fight sing anymore!
Ranka: Women up you crybaby! * Transdimensional Bright Slap* Now go out there and fight sing!


[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 22, 2011, 01:35:23 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Well, Nobility-con maybe. But Konoka is her Special Princess.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 22, 2011, 03:27:49 PM
Negima
[spoiler]So Setsuna isn't gay, she's just a regiphile? In her fantasy I swear Konoka is cosplaying Irisviel.

Quote from: Haruna
And one day, this pen will control both worlds!
Oh Paru...

Eva has the best expressions. And apparently she gained a level in sadist.
Quote from: Evangeline
This is rather enjoyable in its own way.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 22, 2011, 03:49:49 PM
Negima
[spoiler]
Well, in her fantasy, Setsuna is cosplaying as Suit Saber from the last Fate/Zero episode. Guess the girls are keeping up on their animes!

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 22, 2011, 04:42:57 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Just sleep with Konoka already, you stupid bird.

And yes, DAT EVANGELINE. In general Setsuna got trolled hard this chapter. Also gotta love how Sayo is just Asakura's shoulder pet by now.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Sinfire Titan on October 22, 2011, 06:13:09 PM
Negima
[spoiler]Yay more Secchan love. Or, rather, more of her being a lovable ditz. Either way, I'm fine with it.


Also, nice to see that Konoka is studying properly for her goal.


And lol Eva.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Mooncrow on October 22, 2011, 07:03:37 PM
Negima
[spoiler]"Eva has the best expressions. And apparently she gained a level in sadist."
+1 - god I love Eva[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 22, 2011, 08:00:15 PM
Negima[spoiler]
Quote from: Haruna
And one day, this pen will control both worlds!
Oh Paru...
[/spoiler]
Negi knew not what he unleashed upon both worlds that day.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 23, 2011, 05:56:11 PM
Fate/Zero 4
[spoiler]How did Lancer manage to mispronounce "buí"? It has the same prononciation in both languages![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on October 23, 2011, 06:45:00 PM
Persona 4 ep 3
[spoiler]
Holy crap! MC can swap Personas... I got completely offguard here, thinking he would stick with Izanagi until the end...

But Jack o' Lantern/Pyro Jack isn't that awesome  :rollseyes

And I liked Yukiko's invitation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ywFRxm4Rvc) from the game more... even if only for the fanservice  :smirk

I am actually liking the way the anime is presenting us with the thoughts of the people in the "other dimension"... in game we could only hear it... actually seeing what they mean is a lot better...
[/spoiler]

EDIT: Persona4 3
[spoiler]Chie's Persona is introduced. IIV is a rather wird way of writing 3 with Roman numerals (should be III), but in any case it's the Empress, which is... kind of weird, in Chie's hands of all people. Also, it seems like they're going for one new Persona per episode. I thought maybe Yukiko and Chie would both get Personas in this episode, but I guess Yukiko is for next week?

More importantly, so Izanagi can change forms based on new 'bonds' Narukami makes with people, huh? Should get interesting. I don't see a lot of correlation between Jack Lantern here and either Chie or Yosuke, though...[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Yeah... Chie represents Chariot. The card was just messed up.

And the MC doesn't change Izanagi into something else... he summons another entirely different Persona from within...

For the next episode, if MC summons someone from Chariot Arcana, I hope it's Eligor (http://lparchive.org/Shin-Megami-Tensei-II/Update%2025/26-Eligor.jpg) or Ares... most of the Personae from the Chariot Arcana are quite ugly  :rollseyes
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 23, 2011, 07:10:58 PM
^^
Mara.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Risada on October 23, 2011, 08:06:13 PM
^^
Mara.

Mara's level is way too high for our MC... right now. Perhaps in the end of the series?

...No, I refuse to see that thing animated. Thanks for the mindrape  :shakefist
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 23, 2011, 08:22:47 PM
^^
Mara.

Mara's level is way too high for our MC... right now. Perhaps in the end of the series?

...No, I refuse to see that thing animated. Thanks for the mindrape  :shakefist

Don't worry, Japanese law would probably prevent that from happening.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Nick on October 24, 2011, 01:13:10 PM
Negima 342
[spoiler]Battles are also a form of fan service.  :D
And also looking like a fusion between Remilia and Cirno  :D
And yes Negi is no longer human.  :clap

And...

[spoiler](http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8648/g34213.jpg)


Yes, he will not die even when killed.[/spoiler][/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 24, 2011, 01:33:32 PM
Negima 341
342. You'll confuse people! :o
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Cubey on October 24, 2011, 03:07:57 PM
[spoiler](http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/001/593/peopledie.jpg?1261770757)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: kamikasei on October 24, 2011, 04:01:36 PM
[spoiler](http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/001/593/peopledie.jpg?1261770757)[/spoiler]
[spoiler](http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/kamikasei/even_killed.png)
You know, "you have a vast harem but will forever look ten years old" is actually a pretty good counter to my usual reaction of "oh no you're immortal, woe is you".[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 24, 2011, 04:20:05 PM
[spoiler](http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/001/593/peopledie.jpg?1261770757)[/spoiler]
[spoiler](http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/kamikasei/even_killed.png)
You know, "you have a vast harem but will forever look ten years old" is actually a pretty good counter to my usual reaction of "oh no you're immortal, woe is you".[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Not necessarily true when most of them display some degree of shotacon love.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Agita on October 24, 2011, 05:23:32 PM
[spoiler](http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/001/593/peopledie.jpg?1261770757)[/spoiler]
[spoiler](http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/kamikasei/even_killed.png)
You know, "you have a vast harem but will forever look ten years old" is actually a pretty good counter to my usual reaction of "oh no you're immortal, woe is you".[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Not necessarily true when most of them display some degree of shotacon love.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Overall, it looks to me like the matter is being treated fairly neutrally. Gödel the megalomaniac lists the good points, Setsuna the worrywart lists the disadvantages. Negi is too busy trying not to get his ass kicked by the Bigger Fish to chip in with his own opinion, but if I had to guess I'd say he's fine with it.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 24, 2011, 06:20:29 PM
[spoiler]
Evangeline seems to have retrained her Alice side in Cirno. Did anyone ever see her puppet again?

Wait, did Negi just turn... Into... a FIENDISH SPARKLING VAMPIRE? :twitch

[spoiler][size=8]
FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU[/size]
[/i]
[/spoiler]

Disadvantages? Gimme a freaking break! He walks out in the sun just fine! Heck he can turn into a living sun! Nobody could notice anything wrong with him until he was cut in half and instantly healed!

Shota body? A small pill and he becomes your standard teenager bishonen no problem! It has no freaking disadvantages whatsoever!

Seriously this is one of the worst moments I ever seen in manga. Worst than the whole freaking Bleach Aizen arc.

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 24, 2011, 07:37:43 PM
[spoiler](http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/001/593/peopledie.jpg?1261770757)[/spoiler]
[spoiler](http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/kamikasei/even_killed.png)
You know, "you have a vast harem but will forever look ten years old" is actually a pretty good counter to my usual reaction of "oh no you're immortal, woe is you".[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Not necessarily true when most of them display some degree of shotacon love.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Overall, it looks to me like the matter is being treated fairly neutrally. Gödel the megalomaniac lists the good points, Setsuna the worrywart lists the disadvantages. Negi is too busy trying not to get his ass kicked by the Bigger Fish to chip in with his own opinion, but if I had to guess I'd say he's fine with it.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Personally its looking to be very likely the personal tragedy Chao was hoping to avert. He might come to regret things a century down the line, but the current him will push on through. Archer/Shirou scenario.

And he obviously can eventually have kids, Akamatsu won't paradox Chao out of the equation like that would he? Plus hes the descendant of the Lifemaker, such a thing would only involve More Science! Like how he Scienced Chachamaru a soul.

So people who'd be perfectly fine with an eternal shota Negi:
-Eva, someone physically her physical age and similarly eternal? Both capable of shapechanging. Fun!
-Chachamaru, Threesome yay!
-Ayakam that goddamn shotacon.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 26, 2011, 07:14:07 AM
I'm calling it before Bleach is released.

[spoiler]Cuts-Into-your-Past guy cannot shove him self into your immediate past. Aizen as as "soon" as he can go. Captain Pride developed a new technique during the time skip and Cuts doesn't know it.

It's the most logical answer, so let's see how far off the bead Kite does things. Like Pride ignores his damage range and slices the crap out of him self or w/e (nobody dies in bleach!).[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 27, 2011, 02:23:34 PM
Naruto
[spoiler]

We did it! We managed to togheter stop the giant meteor by pooling our strenghts togheter!
Madara: Ok, now eat a quickened one.


Also looks that a measly clone from Naruto is worth more than a Kage.

And the scariest thing is that no matter how hax Madara is now, the other masked dude will be more! :P

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Mooncrow on October 27, 2011, 03:21:32 PM
Naruto
[spoiler]

We did it! We managed to togheter stop the giant meteor by pooling our strenghts togheter!
Madara: Ok, now eat a quickened one.


Also looks that a measly clone from Naruto is worth more than a Kage.

And the scariest thing is that no matter how hax Madara is now, the other masked dude will be more! :P

[/spoiler]

[spoiler]and then we all have to act surprised when "shocking truth" of masked dude's identity is revealed :p  /yawn[/spoiler]

Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 27, 2011, 10:29:12 PM
Bleach
[spoiler]Oh for fuck's sake. You know how Goblins gets away with cutting away? The run with a group for weeks (months!) and wrap things up like a season break. Tite is running this fight like an ADHD kid on a mix of Redbull and Speed. And it wouldn't be a DBZ knock off unless someone else figured out how to shoot a big wave of energy like the hero![/spoiler]

Naruto
[spoiler]Haxxor! Mega-plot-eyes + cheater-eyes + I-can-steal-bloodlines-eat-my-wood-magic + my summon is the nine tails. And he knows and exploits the fact he don't need contingency(teleport after casting locate city). Still pretty fascinating though.

Makes you wonder what his still living brother can do (just a random guess who he is).[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 28, 2011, 01:17:26 AM
One Piece
[spoiler]
Just me, or this arc is becoming more angst than a gundam series? I can almost hear the fishman starting to yell "Sieg Zeion!". There's a colony drop and everything!

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 28, 2011, 01:46:32 PM
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6310/20111028155918download3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/20111028155918download3.jpg/)
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: oslecamo on October 28, 2011, 02:32:08 PM
One Piece has been more linear than Naruto. Sail into the sea to look for the titular One Piece.

Luffy is still doing what he set himself to achieve way back in the first chapter. He just stops here and there to upgrade his ship and crew and deal with the current bad organization that's preventing him from upgrading his ship and crew. Right now

[spoiler]
He went into fishman island because it was in his original route, and he cannot leave untill he deals with the fishman.

[/spoiler]

Heck, from a campaign point of view, One Piece is a massive railroad where despite you tecnically being in the open sea, you need to follow a pre-determined route from island A to B to C to D and so on with the ocasional side quest and secret location before geting back in the rails.
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 28, 2011, 10:17:17 PM
Nanoha Force 17 (https://zssscans.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/mahou-senki-lyrical-nanoha-force-record-17/)
[spoiler]Touma is two years older than Vivio huh.[/spoiler]
EDIT
[spoiler]Gathering their allies and family...if its referring to our three aces, are they starting a war or something?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: Prime32 on October 29, 2011, 12:03:31 AM
Nanoha Force 17 (https://zssscans.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/mahou-senki-lyrical-nanoha-force-record-17/)
[spoiler]Touma is two years older than Vivio huh.[/spoiler]
EDIT
[spoiler]Gathering their allies and family...if its referring to our three aces, are they starting a war or something?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Tanuki Hayate? And don't be silly, they're always triple rooms.

This is probably the closest Force has come to acknowleding that ViVid exists, huh?

And I thought they meant gathering more Eclipse infectees or something.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Anime & Manga 3
Post by: veekie on October 29, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
Force
[spoiler]Well, it looks like they're giving a pretext for a reunion of Riot 6(see Teana going to pick up her new BFG). As for Tanuki Hayate, she tends to be depicted as one fairly often, Fate IIRC tends to turn up as a puppy(cute abandoned puppy), Nanoha as a bunny. Not sure the origin of that though.

ViVid, I think, would be set during Nanoha's forced vacation(after the damage she did to herself with Blaster 3 in the StrikerS finale), so I guess she was off the force for maybe 2-3 years to heal.[/spoiler]