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    The only scenes I can think of that would be in any way lewd all involve Chiya or Rize, who are far from pedophile material.

    Speaking of Rize, I always get a little chuckle out of the fact her name is Tedeza Rize, and she is voiced by Taneda Risa. The similarity in the names amuses me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow XD001 View Post
    The Bentendo OwEe is the best game system of all time.
    Ha ha I just watched those episodes. Great punchline in the end. Sadly I might not be able to watch more Gintama for a bit, stupid bandwidth limit...

    Thinking of watching Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru as well. Ever since I heard Chiaki Omigawa plays the lead character. God I love her voice. For those who don't recognize the name she plays the judo girl from Seitokai Yakuindomo, Nazuna from Hidamari Sketch and Phi from Virtue's Last Reward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard Champion#06 View Post
    Ever since I heard Chiaki Omigawa plays the lead character. God I love her voice. For those who don't recognize the name she plays the judo girl from Seitokai Yakuindomo, Nazuna from Hidamari Sketch and Phi from Virtue's Last Reward.
    I was about to ask if she played Phi's Japanese voice or English voice, then I realized how stupid that question was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard Champion#06 View Post
    I'll take your word that it's good but I've seen a few scenes that seems a bit lewd. Am I going to feel like a pedophile watching this?
    Their hot springs esque episode had them wear swimsuits. I call that pretty safe
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    After reading the manga, I'm watching Speed Racer after so many years of neglecting it. This is probably my first anime, as I remember we had a VHS tape many years ago that involved a couple episodes about a car that moved on its own. Unfortunately, my memory's not that great, I just know I used to watch those couple of episodes we did have to the point the tape might've just given out. We own the first 25 episodes, but we never got the rest of the series for whatever reason, which is odd as I remember being excited when Dad came home with first DVD volume that contains the first eleven episodes. However, thinking back to it, I may have seen all the episodes on that DVD, but I never appreciated the anime. I don't know why, either, whether it's because it was "too different" from what I remembered, or I was just not that interested in it from the start.

    It appears the first several episodes follow the manga pretty closely before it's all original work from then-on. The first two episodes were actually kinda fun to watch. It's so cheesy, and so dated that I couldn't look away. I took it all in, every single moment of those two episodes from beginning to end of the credits. It's so great to get a blast from the past, especially when it comes to the one show that defined anime for a couple of generations. I do have to say this, though: needs more xylophone.

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    Does anyone else find it annoying when anime sites do any of the following?
    • Distort animes into the wrong resolution. Granted, I watched the majority of FMAB on WatchCartoons which squeezes it to 4:3 and it's still my favourite anime, but the quality suffered as a result.
    • Effectively play English audio over Japanese footage. I'd like to learn the names of the voice actors, thanks. Not to mention that the Kanji that makes up those episode titles is meaningless to westerners.
    • Only subtitle the songs once every two episodes, or sometimes even less. (*cough* Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on WatchCartoons *cough* Utawarerumono to a lesser extent *cough*)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    I think everyone's talked about just about everything there needs to say about CLANNAD, but if you want to discuss anything CLANNAD, go right ahead. One of us will hop right in. May or may not be referring to myself.
    In any case, I love CLANNAD's ost; Town, Flow of Time, People and Shining in the Sky are amongst my favourites of the bunch. On the lighter side of things, A Couple of Idiots and Étude Pour les Petites Supercodes are both worth listening to.


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    • Only subtitle the songs once every two episodes, or sometimes even less. (*cough* Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on WatchCartoons *cough* Utawarerumono to a lesser extent *cough*)
    • Distort animes into the wrong resolution. Granted, I watched the majority of FMAB on WatchCartoons which squeezes it to 4:3 and it's still my favourite anime, but the quality suffered as a result.
    Differing fansub groups. If you're still concerned about the quality, then are you in a region capable accessing Funimation's videos? If I recall correctly, Funimation's streams don't have distortion.
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    ^ FUNimation doesn't work in my country, but I CAN watch FMA03 and Fairy Tail on their YouTube channel.
    ...I finished the former weeks ago and I didn't really like the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrax View Post
    In any case, I love CLANNAD's ost; Town, Flow of Time, People and Shining in the Sky are amongst my favourites of the bunch. On the lighter side of things, A Couple of Idiots and Étude Pour les Petites Supercodes are both worth listening to.
    I hate you. D: I've been listening to CLANNAD's ost for the past two hours and now I just want to cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrax View Post
    In any case, I love CLANNAD's ost; Town, Flow of Time, People and Shining in the Sky are amongst my favourites of the bunch. On the lighter side of things, A Couple of Idiots and Étude Pour les Petites Supercodes are both worth listening to.
    I love Snowfield, Distant Years and its piano version, The Place Where Wishes Come True (both versions), and Nagisa ~Parting At the Foot of the Hill~. Such a powerful soundtrack.

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    I hate you. D: I've been listening to CLANNAD's ost for the past two hours and now I just want to cry.

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    To this day I don't think I've ever cried more than during the Fuuko arc. Obviously there were plenty of other scenes in CLANNAD that made me sob (the lost toy robot is the first thing that comes to mind, omg) but Fuuko's arc was like... prolonged crying.
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    xerxes, your userrnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame ♥

    I've never actually cried at anime before. Both FMA03 endings (EP51 and COS) were pretty sad though. But also incredibly convoluted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunset Star View Post
    xerxes, your userrnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame ♥

    I've never actually cried at anime before. Both FMA03 endings (EP51 and COS) were pretty sad though. But also incredibly convoluted.
    I tip my hat to you. B)

    I thought the funeral scene in FMA was pretty sad. I don't think I CRIED but my eyes got all watery. Also the Elric's family photo. Hohenheim was so adorable I just wanted to hug him. :')
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    Quote Originally Posted by xerxes View Post
    I tip my hat to you. B)

    I thought the funeral scene in FMA was pretty sad. I don't think I CRIED but my eyes got all watery. Also the Elric's family photo. Hohenheim was so adorable I just wanted to hug him. :')
    I only found Elysia screaming genuinely sad in the Japanese version of 2003 tobequitehonest. Then again, nothing is as sad as the way you see it the first time...
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    Curious to see people's opinions on this. It's about black and other eyhnic groups in anime.
    I've thought hard about this but I cannot think of any popular anime that has a black person in it.
    There is a while show based on it but it has the wrong intentions.
    What do you think.
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    in all honesty it's racist to expect a culture as ancient and xenophobic as the Japanese are going to confirm to our American standards of political correctness

    or here a better question, aside from appealing to a wider audience (IE profit) what the hell reason would a mangeka have to include black and or Latino or Jewish..or hell even white characters? And what gives you the right to demand..they be racially inclusive?

    I'm not justifying the shenanigans of the Japanese people or anything but honestly this..attitude I'm seeing crop up with comics and manga..where American racial and cultural issues are projected into foreign stories is more than a little pretentious and arrogant,.

    I'd also add PCing western comics to the point where you shoehorn a new sexual orientation into an established character..to the detriment of the story and do it in a way that smells of desperation to appear progressive and cynical profiteering is..just pathetic

    CBR recently shut itself down and deleted its forum and restarted i itself down and deleted its forum and restarted it from scratch..because more than a few fans objected to a critic demanding they make half the Teen titans gay..and screw over Static to make him more "black" (when the kids one of the best examples of any minority ever written in comics..ever..which makes it just sad) it's just insane..I mean christ fiction is supposed to lift us above our problems

    or to quote Gene Roddenberry "race and sexual orientation in star trek should never be at the forefront of the story because in the twenty fourth century why the hell would any of that matter?"

    You have animes where female ice demons who care capable of asexual reproduction (Yukina) end up romantically paired with a man who is clearly Irish and mentally handicapped..who thinks he's Japanese..her brother's wedding present to his woman was..a sentient tree that was her father..in a universe like that.."color" and "orientation " mean jackshit their social and racial issues are going to be radically different from ours..it's almost silly to think that they should be dealing with our issues..and many times when comic and manga authors try and force our issues into those settings it makes for preposterously offensive story telling for the simple virtue of "my brothers engaged to a sex slave fire demon tree thing turned cyborg..turned heavy metal queen and I think I'm in love with someone who is completely unnecessary for my species to reproduce, ergo I shouldn't even be attracted to him in the first place"

    or the trek example "I know i look like a supermodel but I've been a man a woman father, mother and grandfather..grandmother, a serial killer and a general worshipped by space vikings..also..two months ago I was a hundred and seventy year old man who died riding a hooker"

    it just..in many cases..in many mangas and animes..makes zero sense for them to be racially sensitive, or inclusive..beyond "black people exist news at eleven" because it just doesn't matter in the setting..or it'd be bizarre as hell to focus on on that..when you're plot revolves around fighting sentient termites "

    Never mind that Japan still has trouble admitting that trying to exterminate Chinese people for being Chinese is wrong...do you honestly think they are anywhere near ready to address..non ethnic Asians in their fiction..in any way?

    Killer Bee's about as offensive as the Disney crows, his brother less so (A's a pretty awesome leader when he isn't in rage mode and he seems pretty pragmatic too which almost no Naruto character is so that makes him a cut above the rest) and we're lucky we got that out of them

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    No black people in popular anime?

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    Okay, so me and my cousin were talking about Nichijou (cause apparently he watched it and I didn't know until mere moments ago), and he said that Sakamoto was the best cat. This got me to wondering, is Sakamoto truly the best anime/manga cat, or are there other popular cats out there? I can't really think of any besides maaaaaaaaaaybe Kyubey if you really think it's a cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xionea View Post
    Okay, so me and my cousin were talking about Nichijou (cause apparently he watched it and I didn't know until mere moments ago), and he said that Sakamoto was the best cat. This got me to wondering, is Sakamoto truly the best anime/manga cat, or are there other popular cats out there? I can't really think of any besides maaaaaaaaaaybe Kyubey if you really think it's a cat.
    Azumanga Daioh has a couple of pretty swell cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xionea View Post
    Okay, so me and my cousin were talking about Nichijou (cause apparently he watched it and I didn't know until mere moments ago), and he said that Sakamoto was the best cat. This got me to wondering, is Sakamoto truly the best anime/manga cat, or are there other popular cats out there? I can't really think of any besides maaaaaaaaaaybe Kyubey if you really think it's a cat.
    Haven't watched Nichijou yet *runs away*, but Chi from Chi's Sweet Home and Poyo of Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki are adorably awesome.

    And don't forget about Jiji.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
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    Haven't watched Nichijou yet *runs away*, but Chi from Chi's Sweet Home and Poyo of Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki are adorably awesome.

    And don't forget about Jiji.
    Is Nichijou really worth watching? Can't say i've ever thought about watching it, but i said the same thing about Gurren Lagann and thought it was superb. I mean i get it's about everyday life and all that (hence the title Nichijou) but is there anything more to it than that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KantoPkmnMaster View Post
    Is Nichijou really worth watching? Can't say i've ever thought about watching it, but i said the same thing about Gurren Lagann and thought it was superb. I mean i get it's about everyday life and all that (hence the title Nichijou) but is there anything more to it than that?
    Give it one episode, then you'll know basically what you're in for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xionea View Post
    Give it one episode, then you'll know basically what you're in for.
    Give it two or 3

    The first episode is just bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Darkness View Post
    Give it two or 3

    The first episode is just bad
    I thought it was pretty good. Especially the robot girl. Best character ever!

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    Episode 0 of Nichijou is pretty dull. Episode 1 is great what are you talking about. That lunchtime scene man.

    Everyone should watch Nichijou.

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