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DragonLance: The crapy flick
« on: August 08, 2008, 11:07:55 AM »
The animation was poor and the overall film failed to meet even the quality of Dragon Ball Z so would it have been better animated by the Guys at FUJI TV in Japanese with Manga style characters?

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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 11:34:42 AM »
I actually do better animation every morning right after I wake up. 

If I pee hard enough it looks like it's dancing.
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 09:10:05 PM »
*Looks*
I've heard all the voices before, and it looks more like a series than a movie, but is it really worse than this?


*Looks at the "other" one*
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 06:59:38 PM »
Dude, we ALL know that whatever concept is churned out by a country, the Japanese can do it better.

Sadly, I lack examples right now, but I think there was a Japanese adaptation of the Powerpuff Girls. And it kicked the American version square in the nads.

Naturally, there are exceptions. Like the Spider-man tokusatsu.
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 01:55:54 AM »
Oh gods... That's so bad.

Still.. Better than the last DnD movie they made...

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 03:44:35 AM »
Yes, well, just because the Japanese can do it better doesn't mean they have to make it suck! That was pretty bad...

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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 07:08:30 PM »
Dude, we ALL know that whatever concept is churned out by a country, the Japanese can do it better.


No they can't.  Everything the Japanese pinches out is the same overblown "Hey, let's all jump around on the ceiling and dress like twats" bullshit.

They make some good electronics, I'll give them that.  But modern Japanese culture is just as much of a vapid wasteland as American culture, it's just a different kind of vapid wasteland.
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008, 07:56:23 PM »
No they can't.  Everything the Japanese pinches out is the same overblown "Hey, let's all jump around on the ceiling and dress like twats" bullshit.



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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2008, 08:34:31 PM »
As for the Powerpuff Girls thing...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerpuff_Girls_Z
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 12:09:37 AM »
I'd say the japanese powerpuff girls looks like shit, but so does the american version.  So, it's equal on the shit-o-meter.
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 04:36:03 AM »
Omae baka iteamashiteiranai no ka, Arioch?

Frankly, and this is not JUST from me being an anime fan, you chose not only to step on shit, you chose to bungee-jump straight into a pile of it without a safety cord.

If anime productions are shit, I'd like to see one example of GOOD animations.

And between the shitty american product and the shitty Japanese product, I pick the Japanese. At least you know that if it doesn't sell someone will get flayed alive for it.

If you don't like it modern, dig the old stuff! There's a reason vintage is so valued nowadays. I for one am a big fan of Lupin III, and the damn thing is almost twice as old, if not more, than myself.
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 12:51:40 AM »

If anime productions are shit, I'd like to see one example of GOOD animations.


I've got good animations of your mom.

In all seriousness, I make it a point to not argue with otaku.  (And despite people using it as pride, "otaku" is an insult.  It means roughly someone who stays in their house all day and doesn't socialize.)
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2008, 05:54:26 AM »

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I've got good animations of your mom.

In all seriousness, I make it a point to not argue with otaku.  (And despite people using it as pride, "otaku" is an insult.  It means roughly someone who stays in their house all day and doesn't socialize.)

I seriously doubt that. My mom isn't a looker by any stretch of the imagination.

There's no need to use the parental angle, though.

In all seriousness, I don't consider myself an otaku for several reasons. For one, I KNOW what it means. Contrary to the recent wave of spawning Narutards, I KNOW what good stuff is like and I KNOW what the heck I'm talking about. I also know you've got lots of animosity towards the Japanese for some reason.

I don't know why you choose to direct that animosity directly at me, nor do I care, but I seriously doubt you belong in this particular section of the boards based on anything other than age.

Consider yourself reported. I shall proceed to entirely ignore your stinking greenie carcass, and discuss with the rest of the board what they think of this topic, if they have any further opinion.

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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008, 01:27:54 PM »
In all seriousness, I make it a point to not argue with otaku.  (And despite people using it as pride, "otaku" is an insult.  It means roughly someone who stays in their house all day and doesn't socialize.)
Actually, there's another word for that. I, er... can't remember what it is, though. Otaku translates rougly as geek, but "geeks" are regarded with less respect in Japan. (I do remember, though, a story of a Japanese person going to an anime convention and saying that the con-goers were only as "otaku" as the average Japanese person :smirk).

Still, I challenge you to watch or read Death Note, which is a murder mystery with mild supernatural elements featuring characters with savant-level intelligence, and definitely not "Hey, let's all jump around on the ceiling and dress like twats" (despite being published in Shonen Jump).
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2008, 04:27:19 PM »
I don't have an issue with the Japanese.  I have an issue with the idea that everything they do is better than everything we do, when in actuality they do some things better than us, and some things worse, like most developed nations.

Likewise, I find their pop culture on par with American pop culture in the fact that I tolerate it enough to not run amok with a meat cleaver.  Some days that's harder than others.
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2008, 07:11:08 PM »
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Actually, there's another word for that. I, er... can't remember what it is, though. Otaku translates rougly as geek, but "geeks" are regarded with less respect in Japan. (I do remember, though, a story of a Japanese person going to an anime convention and saying that the con-goers were only as "otaku" as the average Japanese person ).

Still, I challenge you to watch or read Death Note, which is a murder mystery with mild supernatural elements featuring characters with savant-level intelligence, and definitely not "Hey, let's all jump around on the ceiling and dress like twats" (despite being published in Shonen Jump).

Actually, the literal translation for "otaku" is your home, house, or yourself. It is an allusion to the fact what a lot of people call otaku in Japan literally never leave their homes. However, when used as a derogatory term, it is meant to note people who are incredibly obsessed with something (which may or may not be anime/manga). There are, believe it or not, people who are otaku for people (think fanatic fans), for music, modeling or even burusera (underwear/schoolgirl uniform collectors mostly).

It saddens me that lots of people nowadays only know Death Note as an example of good anime (although it IS awesome). I for one am practically an old man when it comes to my tastes for it (think Lupin III or Ranma, or Evangelion for something slightly more recent). Has any of you guys watched Basilisk or Claymore? Or perhaps Soukyuu no Fafner (which despite being somewhat of an Evangelion clone has even MORE heartache)? Elfen Lied?

Heck, in terms of mindless entertainment and quality animation, there's even Devil May Cry or Persona Trinity Soul about nowadays (though Trinity Soul moves slower than a hillbilly's hygienical cycle).

I don't personally believe the Japanese do everything better. There are some things about the Japanese I'd rather not know. Do note, however, that they STILL do a hell of a better job at a lot more stuff than us. Their soccer teams suck (in fact, they suck at pretty much every sport that's not martial arts-related). Some of the things they do for porn are downright sick (guro, anyone? Mayhaps with a splash of tentacled dickgirls?). But overall, they're doing better than a lot of nations out there, including but not limited to the USA (though in recent years, that's not particularly difficult. Heck, Brazil is slowly approaching their industrial capacity, and China is growing leaps and bounds ahead of them).
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2008, 08:11:17 PM »
It saddens me that lots of people nowadays only know Death Note as an example of good anime (although it IS awesome). I for one am practically an old man when it comes to my tastes for it (think Lupin III or Ranma, or Evangelion for something slightly more recent). Has any of you guys watched Basilisk or Claymore? Or perhaps Soukyuu no Fafner (which despite being somewhat of an Evangelion clone has even MORE heartache)? Elfen Lied?
Death Note is hardly the only example I can think of. I didn't think it was wise to throw out a ton of things like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, etc. at the same time, though.
(I've seen all of Elfen Lied (kinda weird), and Neon Genesis Evangelion (MY BRAIN!!!), as well as the first episode of Claymore)

Also, I'm not entirely sure what kind of shows the Count would enjoy, so I was throwing out one that was liked by a lot of people while still being intellectual.
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2008, 11:15:23 PM »
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Death Note is hardly the only example I can think of. I didn't think it was wise to throw out a ton of things like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, etc. at the same time, though.
(I've seen all of Elfen Lied (kinda weird), and Neon Genesis Evangelion (MY BRAIN!!!), as well as the first episode of Claymore)

Also, I'm not entirely sure what kind of shows the Count would enjoy, so I was throwing out one that was liked by a lot of people while still being intellectual.

I didn't mean it as a directed insult, Prime32. If it sounded that way, I apologize. But a lot of "new fans" nowadays are divided in two cathegories: those who know Death Note and those who know Naruto. And out of those I think only the people in the first cathegory have any chance of redemption...

Elfen Lied is like heartache paradise. If you want to see sadness and people torn to ribbons that's the anime for you.

As for Evangelion... yeah, a lot of people get that impression. It's one of the reasons Gainax is credited as the inventor of mind-fucking anime. (Serial Experiments Lain is worse in that regard... but is also much slower paced.)
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2008, 04:47:22 PM »
So if I know of Naruto, but haven't watched either and didn't know Death Note existed until Ubernoob mentioned it here what does that make me? Someone who's had a Narutard spotting?
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Re: DragonLance: The crapy flick
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2008, 01:58:54 AM »
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So if I know of Naruto, but haven't watched either and didn't know Death Note existed until Ubernoob mentioned it here what does that make me? Someone who's had a Narutard spotting?

Indeed, a tough call on cathegorization. Since you've heard of it but haven't watched it, I guess that means you're off the hook where being called a Narutard is concerned. In fact, depending on what ELSE you watch you might not even be considered 'hooked' on anime (I refuse to use the word otaku to designate those who enjoy manga and anime due to the original meaning of the expression, just like if I were in Portugal I wouldn't use the word 'puto' to refer to a young child because of the meaning it carries in my language).

There are also those who watch and enjoy both (rare, but they do exist...).

It's funny how no Naruto fans have appeared to troll me in regards to bashing it yet. Considering my other theory that as a general rule there's no such thing as a completely stupid RPG fan, and the forum we're in, perhaps enjoying Naruto DOES have something to do with your IQ. Hmmm.
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