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by mostlyharmless
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?
Replies: 26
Views: 2782

Re: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?

We're only supposed to mention anime, but I highly recommend the French "April and the Extraordinary World" animated movie. Rated PG, but much more nuanced than a kiddie movie.
by mostlyharmless
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?
Replies: 26
Views: 2782

Re: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?

Yeah, my entry for WW is " Boringly bland.". OTOH, Kuma Kuma is still a guilty pleasure.
by mostlyharmless
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?
Replies: 26
Views: 2782

Re: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?

Was enjoying a whirl thru Youtube where one URL leads in many different and fun directions. Found a Japanese-language live-movie trailer for a story I loved in manga and anime, "After the Rain". An unconventional story about how a 17-year-old schoolgirl's infatuation with a 44-year-old restaurant ma...
by mostlyharmless
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?
Replies: 26
Views: 2782

Re: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?

Watching "Douluo Dalu" or "Soul Land", a Chinese 3-D anime isekai variation in which a sorceror from another world commits suicide and is born in yet another magic world. Very ornate backgrounds which are seen for only a few seconds. Only quibble is the characters' teeth are not animated well?? A fu...
by mostlyharmless
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 7348

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

I found an excellent 3D Chinese anime to watch: "Carp Reborn".  About a Japanese special-forces guy who is transferred to an alternate ancient Japan, where magic is power and power is everything.  Great translation, but seems Chinese anime always has Chinese subs hardcoded.  There must be 2 major di...
by mostlyharmless
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1584] Naze Nani Megatokyo: 20 Years Later...
Replies: 31
Views: 6520

Re: [1584] Naze Nani Megatokyo: 20 Years Later...

In a couple of years, AI will be able to colorize and Fred will be able to just tweak it a bit to get his slant on it. They will go back and colorize all the old comics and haters will hate it, as usual. 👌
by mostlyharmless
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 7348

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Watched "Daily Life of the Immortal King" (Xian Wang De Ri Chang Sheng Huo). Better than usual characters & plot (IMHO) for a Chinese work. Falls in the "Demon King Reincarnated" story fad current lately. Excellent English translation.
by mostlyharmless
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 7348

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

I should look at Wikipedia before posting - 14 vols + 3 of short stories. The anime is doing an OK job of adapting the light novel, but of course there is a lot more. Reading the novel helps me decipher the "little sister" scene in ep 3, et al.
by mostlyharmless
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 7348

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

I am enjoying the remake of "Fruits Basket" anime, though I don't remember it being this dark in the manga.  Also the 3rd season "My Teen Romantic Comedy..."  I guess this will be the end of TRC anime? and I see the 10 vol. of the light novel is out, which is supposed to be the last.
by mostlyharmless
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q1 2020?
Replies: 41
Views: 43607

Re: What are you watching/reading Q1 2020?

I have been followng light novels "My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected" about a high school cynic.  Due to traumatic experiences in middle school, he embraced the role of a loner.  But his teacher made membership in a "service club" mandatory, along with two beautiful girls who were als...
by mostlyharmless
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What Are You Watching!/Reading! Q4 '19
Replies: 47
Views: 54630

Re: What Are You Watching!/Reading! Q4 '19

Just noticed the 1st 2 eps of "Six Hearts Princess", which looks like a worthy addition to the magic girl genre.
Confusing info about it on the 'net, tho.
by mostlyharmless
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 226548

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

I have always greatly admired CS Lewis's defense of fairy tales and children's literature. I think, had he lived long enough to know of them, he'd have felt the same about magical girls. You don't have to give up little girl stuff when you become a big girl, Moeko. Never stop dreaming. My defence c...
by mostlyharmless
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 36897

Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q2 2019

Can't believe I'm still watching the hackneyed & apathetic "Kenja no Mago", but I get a kick out of hearing the hero's girlfriend's name "Sizilien". She ain't lean and has no sizzle, but reminds me of '80's Sizzlean bacon: https://www.brandedinthe80s.com/6466/and-i-aint-faking-ill-bring-home-the-tur...
by mostlyharmless
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: Original Glass Mask Blu-rays
Replies: 0
Views: 14453

Original Glass Mask Blu-rays

I see Maiden Japan has come out with the original 1984 "Glass Mask" eps. There was a remake in 2005, complete but, IMHO, sadly inferior.

It's good to see old classics coming to the US.
by mostlyharmless
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: Battle Programmer Shirase
Replies: 0
Views: 14650

Battle Programmer Shirase

I see Amazon has Battle Programmer Shirase for preorder. I never thought BPS would make it to the states. It came out in 2004 and consists of 15 short eps. It's a favorite of mine; very cute & sweet.
by mostlyharmless
Thu May 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 101990

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Pings hair looks like it's changing color, getting lighter, in real time, right in front of the fox girls. So the whole they don't notice she's a robot, or wouldn't believe it if they were told stuff may be over. It's cute in the comic. It would be dumbfounding in person. As for missing parts. Afte...
by mostlyharmless
Mon May 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 101990

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Ping has an amazing ability to change her body, so even if she is a "non-H" model, she may be able to manifest everything needed for physical love, if she is indeed missing some. If the missing parts are emotional, she has already exceeded her creator's design specs in that area. So; not an insurmou...
by mostlyharmless
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 139321

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Well y'know, one of the defining charactistics of evil is treating people as things. In war, it manifests as dehumanizing the enemy. In that respect, Gero is mega-evil in that he is intent on creating as many 'daughters' ('cause that is what they would be called if biological) as possible and sellin...
by mostlyharmless
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality
Replies: 54
Views: 70871

Re: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality

Clearly, the doctor is an overachiever. Fanboys & girls are not that hard to please, given their obsession with 2D characters. Passed the Turing test, no prob.
by mostlyharmless
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1547] realistic girl architectures
Replies: 40
Views: 38228

Re: [1547] realistic girl architectures

Apparently we were also right that his only true interest in Junko is as a research subject. Since he's obviously led Junko on, and that in turn has led to Ping's present crisis, I think just being Junko's "type" and being interested in her (asking questions) would be enough to pique her interest. ...
by mostlyharmless
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 130123

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

... so dr. Gero might be tempted to see how "real" Ping's reactions are and he is uniquely qualified to succeed, having designed her. I have faith in Fred that he won't get that far, tho.
by mostlyharmless
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 130123

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

Patreon members have access to high resolution copies of each comic, and I think I remember in one of the Twitch streams him saying that they would be able to read it. Are there any of your that don't mind pulling them up and satisfying our burning curiosity? Sorry, Max zoom of the Highres download...
by mostlyharmless
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 130123

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

I would've liked to have known the text on Ashe's phone.... :' ) Is it just me, or does the old man give off a "Piro, only older" vibe? I could see Piro doing the exact same thing in an alternate universe. I need one of those detective-show ultra-magnification programs and a decent Japanese transla...
by mostlyharmless
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: Emma A Victorian Romance Anime TV Series Season 1 Dub
Replies: 3
Views: 9755

Emma A Victorian Romance Anime TV Series Season 1 Dub

Kickstarter has a project by Nozomi going for a Bluray dub of "Emma A Victorian Romance", S1. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/160939828/lets-dub-emma-a-victorian-romance-anime-tv-series I ante'ed up tho subs & dvd's are usually fine with me unless there's so much action there's no time to read ...
by mostlyharmless
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you Watching/Reading Q3 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 58412

Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q3 2018

Watched a couple of Chinese anime: "Creatures Family Days; Shiyan Pin Jiating; Jikkenhin Kazoku" was OK, but the end was strangely truncated - if they only had another 5 min? "Bai Ye Ling Long" is cute, but forgettable.

Yes, "Tenrou Sirius the Jaeger" is pretty good so far.