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Title: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 07, 2009, 01:41:23 AM
This is just a preliminary outlook (version 1), expect this image to change over the next 2 months. I did not make this image, it was compiled by the admins at chartfag.wordpress.com and information for this was gathered from various sources and such, listed on the image itself.

These are the potential anime scheduled to be released for the Winter Season, subject to change however and most likely will.

HAHA Holy crap looks like there's an anime that seems like a mixture of a war anime with K-ON! ahahahaha how much are they gonna reuse old plots?

(http://chartfag.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/winter-09-10-v3fin.jpg)
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on November 07, 2009, 04:15:54 AM
hmm... vampires, an Allen Walker clone... and a school panty club...

What an interesting season.  :o
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on November 08, 2009, 10:27:47 AM
Durarara!!: It's the same animation studio that did Baccano! and the same creator.  Yes please.
Dance in the Vampire Bund: I'm tempted because I could've sworn I read the summary somewhere and people liked it but...it's SHAFT.  I really hate SHAFT.
So-Ra-No-Wo-To: Whoa, Aoshi, you're right.  There's no other way to descrie it than war and K-ON!.  Sure, I'll watch.
Hanamaru Kindergarten: Unless I hear that it's somehow great...pass.
Nodame Cantabile Finale: I keep telling myself to start this.  I'll pick up the manga sometime.  So nah to anime.
Katanagatari: Another Nisioisin title turned to anime.  Still can't finish Bakemonogatari, probably because of SHAFT.  Hopefully this will be better. 
Qwaser of Stigmata: Image looked cool and so did the summary until I got to the "breast milk" part.  Ecchi?
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Er, I dunno.  It's from a light novel.  Might give it a try.
Hidamari Sketch (with a bunch of stars in the title): Never watched the first so no.
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Three?  So it's a sequel?  Also, too many bishounen.  No thanks.
Hidden God: Image looks nice.  But is it a horror?  I'm kind of on the fence here...
Rose O'Niell's Kewpie: Tarako?  Scary.  No.
Omamori Himari: So...swordswoman bodyguard catgirl spirit.  Okay...  Eh, I'll see what others say.
Ladies Vs Butlers!: Nah.
Chu-Bra!!: Yeah, no. 

So it looks like the only show with exclamation points that I'll be watching this season is Durarara!!.  This season honestly doesn't look too bad, though.  I just hope I have time in my life for it all.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: fightingmelee on November 08, 2009, 11:57:20 AM
hmm... vampires, an Allen Walker clone... and a school panty club...

What an interesting season.  :o
*nods head*
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 09, 2009, 09:57:36 AM
Just looking at the name Chu Bra (Kiss Bra?) and then its description, makes me want hold my head in shame at the writers for that story. Either they aren't gettin laid enough or they're your stereotypical Otaku that are fat, pimply, and wank to 2D porn every night... not sure which shames me more...  ::)
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on November 09, 2009, 02:54:15 PM
Just looking at the name Chu Bra (Kiss Bra?) and then its description, makes me want hold my head in shame at the writers for that story. Either they aren't gettin laid enough or they're your stereotypical Otaku that are fat, pimply, and wank to 2D porn every night... not sure which shames me more...  ::)

I don't think they're either, actually, but that's DEFINITELY the audience they're pandering to.  *nod nod*

The fact that the show will go on to probably become a cult sensation, and would likely find success if it made its way to North America, as well, proves that they're on the money when it comes to knowing what types of shows anime fans want to watch.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on November 10, 2009, 01:56:50 AM
Nah, American companies really can't afford to bring every other anime over liked they tried to do in the past.  They're being more picky.  Unfortunately, that means they skip over the overlooked and maybe hard to market stuff that are awesome, like...Denno Coil.  Still gets no love.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 10, 2009, 04:44:45 AM
Yeah it sucks when some of the better, underrated anime don't get chosen for licensing. However the anime industry admits using the fansub community as a way to judge which shows should come over. However the part thats stupid about that is sometimes the fansub community chose wrong anime to sub. So its a never ending cycle of not choosing the right shows.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on November 10, 2009, 07:55:04 AM
Anime isn't the safe investment here that it was a couple years back, sadly, so licenses will probably be limited to big shonen titles that have a guaranteed following and marketability will receive official ports for a while.  >.<

Anime isn't a viable television presence anymore, with only three series managing to perform well in their time slots across the board (Monster and TTGL on SciFi, Bleach on CN,) and DVDs have never been especially profitable, since getting the spoiled-rotten american anime fanbase to actually PAY for the entertainment they claim to love is like pulling teeth.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on November 10, 2009, 09:27:19 AM
Yeah, it's a shame that most fans just leech their shows online.  These days, I barely buy anime that I haven't seen on fansubs.  But the ones that I do and love, I do buy when they are licensed and usually the special edition versions too.  But the companies assume that none of us really want to buy anything.  I pretty preview everything through fansubs first and I can say that I buy dvds way more often than anyone I know. 

Get the hint already, companies!  Look for shows being fansubbed that actually get good reviews or that lots of feedback and positive talk on forums!
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on November 10, 2009, 12:19:38 PM


Get the hint already, companies!  Look for shows being fansubbed that actually get good reviews or that lots of feedback and positive talk on forums!

Actually, companies have done something pretty brilliant with regard to the fansub/DVD dillema.  They eventually just resigned themselves to the fact that most fans could get their stuff for free, which meant that nothing could convince them to buy DVDs.  Thus, they re-tooled their method of attack, and began official streams of new episodes with the approval of the japanese companies. 

Now people can  watch the episodes legally and for free, with just three commercials spaced out through the episodes run.

Of course, we STILL have elitist fans crying out about how they "shouldn't have to watch commercials, either" and clinging to how much more "reliable" their speed-subs are, but at least it's progress.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 10, 2009, 04:57:45 PM
I've tried watching anime through Crunchyroll and Viz and a couple other legal sites but unfortunately they still have some issues.

1) Whoever is encoding the videos is doing a very crappy job of it.

2) Websites are horribly designed which causes stuttering in the videos. I have a very fast, very reliable system and the videos I watch streaming still stutter. I'm not the only one with this issue.

3) Places like Crunchyroll have us pay if we want to catch the anime the day after it airs in Japan. However a site like Viz for Naruto doesn't. Crunchyroll needs to get their act together. I have no issue paying if it comes with extra content but if its just for shows that air the day after instead of a week after, thats not worth it, especially since Fansubs are still subbing shows licensed by Crunchy. For instance Asura Cryin, I have to wait a 2 weeks for the new episode if I catch myself up, however Chihiro Subs is doing Asura Cryin despite being licensed. Now tell me who's actually going to watch Crunchy's version.

Now the fault here comes down on both Chihiro and Crunchy, but thats more than I want to type right now.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: fightingmelee on November 10, 2009, 05:28:28 PM
I recently found out crunchy roll, some videos are very well. But a lot of em are questionable.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on November 11, 2009, 03:43:39 AM
I've tried watching anime through Crunchyroll and Viz and a couple other legal sites but unfortunately they still have some issues.

1) Whoever is encoding the videos is doing a very crappy job of it.

2) Websites are horribly designed which causes stuttering in the videos. I have a very fast, very reliable system and the videos I watch streaming still stutter. I'm not the only one with this issue.

3) Places like Crunchyroll have us pay if we want to catch the anime the day after it airs in Japan. However a site like Viz for Naruto doesn't. Crunchyroll needs to get their act together. I have no issue paying if it comes with extra content but if its just for shows that air the day after instead of a week after, thats not worth it, especially since Fansubs are still subbing shows licensed by Crunchy. For instance Asura Cryin, I have to wait a 2 weeks for the new episode if I catch myself up, however Chihiro Subs is doing Asura Cryin despite being licensed. Now tell me who's actually going to watch Crunchy's version.

Now the fault here comes down on both Chihiro and Crunchy, but thats more than I want to type right now.

Crunchy roll isn't actually as legal as they like to pretend they are, so I find it kind of funny that they get away with charging for the service.  Only two or three of the series they stream are actually backed by official licenses.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: fightingmelee on November 11, 2009, 06:31:52 PM
meh, there just trying to take our money
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on November 14, 2009, 11:29:22 AM
I hate to throw around the all-too common phrase of "support the industry" but those elitist fans really need to buy at least some stuff.  How can they resist the urge to have their favorite shows in physical form, sitting in their hands?  Something that the creators were fine with bringing to America?  Besides, fansubs can't get you everything.  Limited edition figures, artbooks and soundtracks that sometimes come with special edition dvds?  As an odd example, the only way I could find to read Alien Nine was to buy the dvd, because they came with it.  It's otherwise impossible to find, apparently. 
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on November 14, 2009, 02:43:14 PM
meh, there just trying to take our money

Are you referring to Crunchyroll, or English companies? 

If it's the former, I agree.  If it's the latter, then I fear I have to enter sarcasm mode!

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I hate to throw around the all-too common phrase of "support the industry" but those elitist fans really need to buy at least some stuff.  How can they resist the urge to have their favorite shows in physical form, sitting in their hands?  Something that the creators were fine with bringing to America?  Besides, fansubs can't get you everything.  Limited edition figures, artbooks and soundtracks that sometimes come with special edition dvds?  As an odd example, the only way I could find to read Alien Nine was to buy the dvd, because they came with it.  It's otherwise impossible to find, apparently.

They'll keep doing it because it not only lets them be elitist, but self-satisfying and greedy as well.

If they thought about the way the anime industry, or industry as a whole works, they'd be faced with the moral dillema that watching pirated streams of the shows they claim to "love" is counter-productive, and insidious to the continued performance of said show.

So, what do they do?  Start with rationalizing it!  Hmm... oh!  I know!  Watching nothing but fansubs is just the same as what the japanese do when they watch it on TV!  They get to watch it for free!  So should we!

My favorite argument ever.  ^^  So flawed and childish, and completely misses the point of commercials and the revenue they generate for broadcast companies, who in turn buy series to fill their time slots.  Still, since most of the elitist fans who use this argument are teenagers, and teenagers are ignorant of so much more than they think, I suppose I don't fault them for trying to compare apples to oranges here.

Now you have a self-gratifying rationale!  It's time to kick it up a notch!  Now that you've convinced yourself that watching fansubs and never buying merchandise or DVDs isn't bad.... how can you move to the next logical step:   Convincing yourself that doing so makes you BETTER than people who don't?

The answer?  Time to vilify the english companies!  Boo to them!  Damn their eeeeeevil dubs that they create for the sole purpose of making anime unbearable!  All they care about is money!  All those eeeevil thousands of dollars that untrue fans pay them, because EVERYONE knows that anime is a money-market, because there's just SOOOOOOO much demand for it here in America that all kinds of evil greedy corporations are trying to use it to make a profit.

Oh, and fansub translations are ALWAYS more accurate!  official translations are done by evil companies, which makes them untrustworthy!  Fansubbers, who do it because they love anime, are the ONLY trustworthy source, even when they completely bastardize obviously western names.   Obviously, a hastily-produced translation done by an amateur who may or may not be fluent in English, and was then thrown out as quickly as possible will always be more reliable than a finished product made by college-certified translators.


...so yeah.  No amount of arguing can ever dissuade this type of anime fan, because they've put so many layers of self-centered delusion into their way of thinking that nothing can untwine it.  it's like Gordion's knot.  The only solace you can take is the fact that they WILL  eventually grow up, realize that their selfish desires aren't the center of the universe, that trying to make money for creating art, or helping to distribute it isn't the root of all evil, and that they were very, VERY foolish when they were younger.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 14, 2009, 11:27:28 PM
There's something American companies are missing that Japanese companies have gotten down pat because of many years of practice and thats commercialism sponsorships.

Let me elobrate:

When you watch a fansub or such, if the group doesn't edit it out, usually right after the intro music you get a short 5 to 10 seconds scene that usually has a man or woman annoucing sponsors of the anime. Now what we don't see is the benefits that the companies who sponsor anime get because obviously we don't see the commercials, only those who live in Japan and watch it straight from its source on the TV station is was aired on.

These Japanese companies who sponsor the brodcasting of the anime, get in return, advertisement for whatever product or service they provide. I remember seeing some McDonald's sponsorships before.

This is where American companies and the anime industry in the U.S. fail in comparison. They fail to get any sort of endorsement or sponsorship from these rich companies to brodcast these animes on T.V. I would bet every dime to my name that companies like Microsoft or McDonalds or hell even Disney would love to get their hands on more commercial slots for their products if given the oppurtunity.

Now you wonder how that benefits the anime industry? That means less money the industry has to fork out from their revenue from the sales of the DVDs to brodcast anime on T.V. and that means more money saved to license more good series. That also means more money for production companies like Viz or Funimation or Section23 to hire more and better voice actors and actresses, screenplay writers, etc to create better english versions of the anime.

The Anime industry has failed to comprehend other means of revenue aside from sales which is whats slowly killing the industry.

Fansubs aren't necessarily killing the industry because I know quite a number of people who watch fansubs but go out and buy the anime or manga they enjoyed reading or watchin. Now that doesn't mean I quite agree with the fansub industry, it just means that the industry needs to wake up more to other methods.

Also if the anime industry actually hired on these fansubs to do legal releases of the anime (to be honest quite a number of groups are more than qualified to do speed subs with decent translations), then that would work better towards the industry in decreasing the number of fansub groups out there that could potentially hurt the copyright label.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on November 15, 2009, 01:11:44 AM


This is where American companies and the anime industry in the U.S. fail in comparison. They fail to get any sort of endorsement or sponsorship from these rich companies to brodcast these animes on T.V. I would bet every dime to my name that companies like Microsoft or McDonalds or hell even Disney would love to get their hands on more commercial slots for their products if given the oppurtunity.


well, actually, sponsors choose the shows, not the other way around.  Sponsors choose which shows they buy airtime for based on the numbers the show scores in their target demographic, since that means knowledge of their product is reaching as many potential buyers as possible. 

As I mentioned above,  Ratings determine commercial revenue,  and commercial revenue determines how much money is spent producing new shows of the same type. 

It's not that anime companies AREN'T trying to get sponsorship from Microsoft or McDonalds.  It's that they CAN'T.  Anime doesn't pull the numbers necessary to attract primary Ad revenue.  The audience for anime just isn't big enough in America now that the anime craze that started with Pokemon, DBZ, and Gundam Wing, and peaked with Cowboy Bebop, ended.

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Now you wonder how that benefits the anime industry? That means less money the industry has to fork out from their revenue from the sales of the DVDs to brodcast anime on T.V. and that means more money saved to license more good series.

As long as no one overestimates the audience a show can generate, the acquisition of an anime license can usually pay for itself when the merchandise and DVD sales are tallied, since they usually limit production to the number they anticipate selling to retailers.

Fewer anime titles are licensed as time goes by because there are fewer and fewer potential buyers here, sadly.  It's not about lacking the money to purchase licenses.  :(

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That also means more money for production companies like Viz or Funimation or Section23 to hire more and better voice actors and actresses, screenplay writers, etc to create better english versions of the anime.

Not impossible, but unlikely.  The dubbing of foreign material is never an attractive market for actors, especially since the actors guild seldom endorses their projects.  Because of this, dubbing studios can hire only those actors who are willing to assume aliases in order to do non-union work, and since actors willing to betray the guild are few and far between, that's the biggest reason for the limited pool of anime actors.

Really, though, dub actors are getting better all the time, and most of them are phenomenal.  The anime fandom will never like dubs, no matter how exceptional they are, because they're biased toward the japanese audio.  There's nothing wrong with this.  It's personal preference.  Still, it's hardly necessary for anime companies to spend more money on "more talented" actors.  We could have the cut of Hollywood's finest voicing these characters, and the fans would still get online and bitch about how lousy they were.

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The Anime industry has failed to comprehend other means of revenue aside from sales which is whats slowly killing the industry.

To the contrary.  The anime industry is sagging worse than most others, because it was starting to decline earlier, but really, the prominence of online streaming is slowly making all of television obsolete.   Companies streaming with ads covering the cost instead of the viewer is about the best they can do right now.

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Fansubs aren't necessarily killing the industry because I know quite a number of people who watch fansubs but go out and buy the anime or manga they enjoyed reading or watchin.

You must have many noble friends.  It's a simple fact of human nature that if something can be obtained for free, then we won't want to pay for it.  While people who watch fansubs and then buy the DVDs do exist.  For every 1 person like there, there's likely 100 who don't.

But you're right.  Fansubs, in and of themselves, aren't killing the industry.  It's the elitist overtones of a spoiled and snobbish anime fandom that does it.

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Now that doesn't mean I quite agree with the fansub industry, it just means that the industry needs to wake up more to other methods.

Which is precisely what they did.

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Also if the anime industry actually hired on these fansubs to do legal releases of the anime (to be honest quite a number of groups are more than qualified to do speed subs with decent translations), then that would work better towards the industry in decreasing the number of fansub groups out there that could potentially hurt the copyright label.

There will always be another fansubbing circle to replace old ones.  A handful of fansubbers have been indoctrinated into official translations, but since the majority of them either lack full fluency in either English or Japanese, are based overseas, or don't have any formal training, they're undesirable by most standards.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 30, 2009, 07:27:49 PM
Ya know I was gonna reply to your post several weeks back, Steven. I even had this nice long post written out but my computer messed up right before I went to post it, got fed up and didn't want to rewrite everything so I left it be. I'll let you have this one for free  ;D
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on December 01, 2009, 02:04:23 PM
Steven: 1
Aoshi: 0

Anways, I think I'll have to add Nodame Cantabile Finale onto my list of stuff to watch.  I recently marathoned all of the manga.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on December 02, 2009, 06:10:36 AM
Steven: 1
Aoshi: 0

Anways, I think I'll have to add Nodame Cantabile Finale onto my list of stuff to watch.  I recently marathoned all of the manga.

Nodame Cantabile is good stuff!  I was surprised by how much I liked it, not being of a musical persuasion.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: fightingmelee on December 02, 2009, 05:23:23 PM



Are you referring to Crunchyroll, or English companies? 

If it's the former, I agree.  If it's the latter, then I fear I have to enter sarcasm mode!



Crunchy roll. I would hate to get sarcasm mode ><
There's something American companies are missing that Japanese companies have gotten down pat because of many years of practice and thats commercialism sponsorships.

Let me elobrate:

When you watch a fansub or such, if the group doesn't edit it out, usually right after the intro music you get a short 5 to 10 seconds scene that usually has a man or woman annoucing sponsors of the anime. Now what we don't see is the benefits that the companies who sponsor anime get because obviously we don't see the commercials, only those who live in Japan and watch it straight from its source on the TV station is was aired on.

These Japanese companies who sponsor the brodcasting of the anime, get in return, advertisement for whatever product or service they provide. I remember seeing some McDonald's sponsorships before.

This is where American companies and the anime industry in the U.S. fail in comparison. They fail to get any sort of endorsement or sponsorship from these rich companies to brodcast these animes on T.V. I would bet every dime to my name that companies like Microsoft or McDonalds or hell even Disney would love to get their hands on more commercial slots for their products if given the oppurtunity.

Now you wonder how that benefits the anime industry? That means less money the industry has to fork out from their revenue from the sales of the DVDs to brodcast anime on T.V. and that means more money saved to license more good series. That also means more money for production companies like Viz or Funimation or Section23 to hire more and better voice actors and actresses, screenplay writers, etc to create better english versions of the anime.

The Anime industry has failed to comprehend other means of revenue aside from sales which is whats slowly killing the industry.

Fansubs aren't necessarily killing the industry because I know quite a number of people who watch fansubs but go out and buy the anime or manga they enjoyed reading or watchin. Now that doesn't mean I quite agree with the fansub industry, it just means that the industry needs to wake up more to other methods.

Also if the anime industry actually hired on these fansubs to do legal releases of the anime (to be honest quite a number of groups are more than qualified to do speed subs with decent translations), then that would work better towards the industry in decreasing the number of fansub groups out there that could potentially hurt the copyright label.
*blinks* wow, I would have never seen this coming.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on December 05, 2009, 08:44:22 PM
Steven: 1
Aoshi: 0

Anways, I think I'll have to add Nodame Cantabile Finale onto my list of stuff to watch.  I recently marathoned all of the manga.

Nodame Cantabile is good stuff!  I was surprised by how much I liked it, not being of a musical persuasion.

I guess it's bad that I read a music manga...  Shame on me. 
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on December 08, 2009, 06:29:30 AM
Update to the chart. Version number 2 has arrived from Chartfag. Guess I have something to look forward to, in Tokimeki Memorial 4. I saw the original Tokimeki Memorial series so I wonder what connection this has towards it.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on December 13, 2009, 09:52:39 PM
Ah, updated list.  Nice.

Fate/Stay Night TV reproduction?  What is that, a recap?
My friend's watching the Halo anime. 
Just got Denpa teki na Kanojo.  Don't really know why.  I guess I don't want to drop a short OVA... 
Utawarerumono OVA...  Hope it gets subbed.  Or gets on DVD or something.
And Hellsing Ultimate 7?  I really need to get caught up on that.  I loved volume 7 and didn't know they have made OVAs up to that point.  Last one I watched must've been like 4.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: fightingmelee on December 14, 2009, 03:24:03 PM
Ah, updated list.  Nice.

Fate/Stay Night TV reproduction?  What is that, a recap?
My friend's watching the Halo anime. 
Just got Denpa teki na Kanojo.  Don't really know why.  I guess I don't want to drop a short OVA... 
Utawarerumono OVA...  Hope it gets subbed.  Or gets on DVD or something.
And Hellsing Ultimate 7?  I really need to get caught up on that.  I loved volume 7 and didn't know they have made OVAs up to that point.  Last one I watched must've been like 4.
Did u just say...Halo?!
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on December 15, 2009, 01:18:58 PM
Yeah the official way to watch it is through Halo Waypoint through XBox live (which is free) but justdubs.net has it as well.  The creators know that a lot of their fanbase like anime so they're catering to the fans.  She likes the first and third but the second has funky art. 
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on December 18, 2009, 06:08:21 AM
I'm surprised by happy!  Given that so many online celebrities of the VG world openly hate anime and JRPGs, I was beginning to suspect that it was fashionable in the gamer world to hate on all things japanese.  I'm not a big fan of Halo, but I hope this venture works for them.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on December 18, 2009, 12:21:34 PM
I saw a 30 second preview for Qwaser and be forwarned it looks like a smiliar form of Queens Blade, hentai in disguise as some call it. Its good boobage galore. I'm not talking censored either and it looks like there might be some actual sex scenes in it, who knows tho because a 30 second trailer can only show so much. I'm definitely not watching this series as I dislike series like these.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: fightingmelee on December 18, 2009, 07:46:09 PM
I saw a 30 second preview for Qwaser and be forwarned it looks like a smiliar form of Queens Blade, hentai in disguise as some call it. Its good boobage galore. I'm not talking censored either and it looks like there might be some actual sex scenes in it, who knows tho because a 30 second trailer can only show so much. I'm definitely not watching this series as I dislike series like these.
Besides that last sentence. It almost sounds like you want to watch it.

I'm surprised by happy!  Given that so many online celebrities of the VG world openly hate anime and JRPGs, I was beginning to suspect that it was fashionable in the gamer world to hate on all things japanese.  I'm not a big fan of Halo, but I hope this venture works for them.
I'm no Halo fan, I'm just surprised that they actually went through with having the series turn into an anime. I also caught a glimpse of it, but not on xbox, it's called Halo Legends and personally. The art is new to me and kinda weird. Liked some parts, not all.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on December 18, 2009, 10:19:23 PM
Meant to say "got" not "good"  :-\ ahahaha well I personally don't want to watch it but I know of alot of people who would.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on December 20, 2009, 10:53:27 AM
I'm no Halo fan, I'm just surprised that they actually went through with having the series turn into an anime. I also caught a glimpse of it, but not on xbox, it's called Halo Legends and personally. The art is new to me and kinda weird. Liked some parts, not all.

Well, it's doing like a bunch of other shows where a different staff, including animation studio, take over each episode.  Ah, I'd laugh if there was a Halo episode done by KyoAni. 
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: fightingmelee on December 28, 2009, 09:17:36 PM
meh, I just wonder if master chief has done anything special that no one else could do
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Steven on January 01, 2010, 12:28:56 AM
meh, I just wonder if master chief has done anything special that no one else could do

*shrug*  admittedly I've never seen what makes Master Chief such an enduring character.  I'm not an FPS player... at all... I actually suck at all of them, so I never even really got what it was about Halo that was different from everything that came before it.

Still, an American company using an anime as merchandising makes me happy, since in this day and age time has started to prove that there's not much money in anime in america.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on January 01, 2010, 11:08:58 AM
Chart updated with Chartfag's final version. This is it folks, our shows for Winter Season. I need to find who subbed Tokimeki Memorial 4 OVA and it looks like the only show I'm watching or even taking a look at is Sorawoto. Thats fine though. I just download all the episodes of Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Pat Labor and Gundam 0079 (almost done with 0079), so I got enough to entertain me until Spring. Plus the fact I'm starting college again here in a couple weeks so I won't have as much time as I used to.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on January 04, 2010, 06:10:29 PM
Eh, nothing for me changed there.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on January 08, 2010, 11:35:52 PM
I saw the first episode of So Ra No Wo To, and I have to say so far its really freakin slow. Took one entire episode just to introduce the four main characters, just like K-ON!. However the opening music was nice, I liked it and the story seems original so far. Im both disappointed and impressed at the same time. I'll give it a couple more episodes before I either hang it or continue watching.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on January 10, 2010, 08:57:38 AM
Wow, how about Durarara!!?  (The title's exclamation points make me look way too enthusiastic...)  Pretty good first episode.  Don't think there was anything I really disliked in it.  Nice op and ed too.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on January 27, 2010, 10:20:27 AM
So...So Ra No Wo To doesn't seem too bad.  Not awesome, either.  Third episode reminded me of Haibane Renmei.  It's a little more serious than K-ON!, which I don't think is a bad thing.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on January 27, 2010, 02:27:13 PM
Durara looked interesting but i probably won't watch it. I've seen the first two episodes of So Ra No Wo To and its okay but I get too much of the K-ON! feel that I'm somewhat disappointed.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Waffo on February 04, 2010, 06:35:37 AM
Aw, you won't watch Durarara!!?  You weren't a fan of Baccano, then?

Military K-ON! So Ra No Wo To has some characters that resemble K-ON! characters (and that one Nagato Yuki character there too) but there so far hasn't been so much emphasis on music.  Mainly, I'm just curious about the world that they are in.  Oceans being polluted or something that there's no life remaining in it anymore.  Those weird weapon/base/things in the newest episode that guard the area and have high tech looking images of kanji flying around.  So yay, it does sorta have a plot.
Title: Re: Winter Anime 2009/2010
Post by: Aoshi101 on February 11, 2010, 06:17:42 PM
I've never seen Baccano and I don't plan on watching it anytime soon. I don't follow the masses in favorites and stuff. I hear alot of people talk about Baccano but it will never cause me to watch it because others say its good. I'll get to it in my own time.

I dropped So Ra No Wo To for now. I couldn't even bring myself to watch episode 3. I'm spending my time watching Ranma (up to episode 13 of season 1) but even that is losing its flavor pretty quick. Ryoga/P-chan pisses me off to no end along with Akane's naivety and stupidity. A person can only be so naive before they realize something's not right.

I posted up the new Spring 2010 chart in a new thread. Go take a look. Unlike Winter where it was full of crap shows, Spring actually looks pretty damn good. I posted my thoughts underneath the chart.