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BigRed0427
Mar 22, 2007

There's no one I'd rather be than me.



A couple friends of mine just showed me Stines Gate last night. We got about three episodes in and MAN I wished the whole "Time Travel is real" aspect was ripped out. Because then this would be a great slice of life show/Japanese version of Crying of Lot 49 but with a wannabe Rick Sanchez.

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Echo Chamber
Oct 16, 2008

best username/post combo


CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!

BigRed0427 posted:

A couple friends of mine just showed me Stines Gate last night. We got about three episodes in and MAN I wished the whole "Time Travel is real" aspect was ripped out. Because then this would be a great slice of life show/Japanese version of Crying of Lot 49 but with a wannabe Rick Sanchez.

Nah the slice of life makes you care but if it went to long it would get pretty grating.


It’s dub is also amazing.

ACES CURE PLANES
Oct 21, 2010




Zedd posted:

The Japanese VA for Kira has to be the best person alive at emulating whalesounds.

Meanwhile, the english VA asked the director to give him a fierce kick to the balls so he could help sell it.

Motto
Aug 3, 2013



Max Wilco posted:

Going somewhat in line with what Lamps said, though, I remember someone saying that anime twenty-thirty years ago was a lot more 'globalized', in that it had a more broad appeal in its content (sci-fi shows like Gundam or the like ). Nowadays, it feels like it's more insular, or rooted in Japanese culture to a point where you need knowledge of Japanese cultural norms to get a better context. In those cases, sticking to original dubbing and subtitles feels more appropriate.

This is just one example from years back, but they aren't totally unaware of how the last decade or so of industry trends are unappealing internationally.

quote:

Just left a seminar on overseas broadcasting where there was a breakdown of what overseas anime fans want. In particular, Shirobako was used as an example of what not to do.

Supposedly the scale of the story was too small. This makes me remember when I was in elementary school, I would often be called up by my teacher to do a math problem on the blackboard only to be introduced as an example of how to do it wrong.
https://amp.reddit.com/r/anime/comm...impression=true

littleorv
Jan 29, 2011



Shirobako owns

Viewtiful Jew
Apr 21, 2007
Mench'n-a-go-go-baby!

Do Mike, Rob and Doug have to give back the Golden YouTube Play Button if their subscriber count eventually drops bellow one million for a certain amount of time?

Does YouTube send hired goons to wrestle it from them if it's not mailed back?

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


Viewtiful Jew posted:

Do Mike, Rob and Doug have to give back the Golden YouTube Play Button if their subscriber count eventually drops bellow one million for a certain amount of time?

Does YouTube send hired goons to wrestle it from them if it's not mailed back?

Youtube hired goon squad of Dan and HBomb.

Or did you mean other kinds of goons

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



Arcsquad12 posted:

Youtube hired goon squad of Dan and HBomb.

Or did you mean other kinds of goons

I bet they could take the CA boys.

Actually that'd be a pretty boss wrestling event.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis





Holy poo poo

Yeah, you'd need to get dob'd in the knob to be able to replicate that noise faithfully.

DoctorWhat
Nov 18, 2011

Someone call the Chancellery Guard. Commander Maxil's out of uniform. AGAIN.

Arcsquad12 posted:

Youtube hired goon squad of Dan and HBomb.

Or did you mean other kinds of goons

hired goons?

ricdesi
Mar 18, 2014

Does it really need saying?


BigRed0427 posted:

Yeah, I'll wait till she actually posted it in public.

Edit: Also, just my 2 cents on some of the talk earlier about Bob. Keep in mind, thanks to the unique, hosed up way capitalism works in America a lot of people who earn 100K-250K do consider themselves the working class and see themselves as struggling.

I mean, it depends where you live, too. In Boston's suburbs, $100K is more than enough to live on by a wide margin. In Boston itself, you're gonna have a real hard time affording rent and living expenses on that salary.

But yeah, if you're making a quarter million dollars a year, you're not struggling unless you have four kids.

Pants Donkey
Nov 13, 2011

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.


Mokinokaro posted:

He's terminal. He was never going to really be home free.

This was sadly only a matter of time.
I think he actually did manage to beat it back when it was said he was terminal. The cancer is rare enough for someone his age that it was always hard to say what his exact odds word. I guess it doesn't matter either way now.

Sucks about the specialist, as my grandfather died a similar way. Somehow they forgot humans tend to have two kidneys, and the other one wasn't clean

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005




This was darn good, thanks!

Roth
Jul 9, 2016



BigRed0427 posted:

A couple friends of mine just showed me Stines Gate last night. We got about three episodes in and MAN I wished the whole "Time Travel is real" aspect was ripped out. Because then this would be a great slice of life show/Japanese version of Crying of Lot 49 but with a wannabe Rick Sanchez.

Okabe is nothing like Rick Sanchez

Impermanent
Apr 1, 2010








Yardbomb posted:

His gripe with Grave of the Fireflies is that things the director said afterwards warped the tone of it all a lot for him.

What'd the director say afterwards about grave of the fireflies?

Paladin
Nov 26, 2004
You lost today, kid. But that doesn't mean you have to like it.




Impermanent posted:

What'd the director say afterwards about grave of the fireflies?

I think that, instead of being a brutal look at the horrors of war, he tried to reframe the whole movie as "kids these days suck, back in MY day we got firebombed" and it rubbed a few people the wrong way.

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


That and the alterations to the original semi autobiography to have the boy die as well and bury the guilt of losing his sister with him.

Terrible Opinions
Oct 17, 2013





BigRed0427 posted:

A couple friends of mine just showed me Stines Gate last night. We got about three episodes in and MAN I wished the whole "Time Travel is real" aspect was ripped out. Because then this would be a great slice of life show/Japanese version of Crying of Lot 49 but with a wannabe Rick Sanchez.
If you aren't watching it with the English dub, switch to the dub. It is legitimately great.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




littleorv posted:

Shirobako owns

Yeah, it's actually an example of the rare good anime these days. With a story and characters and themes instead of just a random assortment of clichés.

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Terrible Opinions posted:

If you aren't watching it with the English dub, switch to the dub. It is legitimately great.

Yeah Okabe's English VA really sells it and there's no weaknesses in the supporting cast either.

TheMaestroso
Nov 4, 2014

I must know your secrets.

RLM gives us another excellent HitB - with a bonus jab at CinemaSins for good measure!

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

I demand to be taken seriously



I just want Bennett to get on with his Bubblegum Crisis retrospective because I want to see what he thinks of Tokyo 2040. I'd also love to see him do G Gundam just because it's the best Gundam series or something on Slayers. I know he did Slayers the Motion Picture but that's more of just a broad comedy-adventure in comparision to the series or OVAs.


edit: Also come on guys, Cromartie High School clearly has the greatest dub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAb3ho7fSsE

Testekill fucked around with this message at 01:00 on Apr 20, 2018

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

Hi, Everybody!


Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt was an anime series, reputedly, started as a drunken bet to see how far they could push censorship and good taste South Park-style. Like right to just shy of breaking point. The original dialogue's pretty good, just for skirting rrrrrules by swearing in english (and parodying a lot of western properties).

The english dub is even more depraved because they didn't have to worry about said broadcast regulations.

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Well, from Malcolm on twitter it sounds like they're still making NC videos so the rumors of Doug quitting are unlikely.

BigRed0427
Mar 22, 2007

There's no one I'd rather be than me.



ricdesi posted:

I mean, it depends where you live, too. In Boston's suburbs, $100K is more than enough to live on by a wide margin. In Boston itself, you're gonna have a real hard time affording rent and living expenses on that salary.

But yeah, if you're making a quarter million dollars a year, you're not struggling unless you have four kids.

Oh yeah, of course. But this dove-tails into another problem with America. Housing shortages in major urban areas. Either because no one wan't to build or rent to low income people or because the wealthier residents fight to keep people from building new housing in order to keep their property values up.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Peak dub is still Gundam Wing.

HOWEVER!

Terrible Opinions
Oct 17, 2013





BigRed0427 posted:

Oh yeah, of course. But this dove-tails into another problem with America. Housing shortages in major urban areas. Either because no one wan't to build or rent to low income people or because the wealthier residents fight to keep people from building new housing in order to keep their property values up.
There is also the problem of an entire industry of real-estate resellers purposely massively inflating the price of houses to hte point where people who actually want to live in houses rather than use them as a store of investment cannot buy them.

Kim Justice
Jan 29, 2007



Mokinokaro posted:

Well, from Malcolm on twitter it sounds like they're still making NC videos so the rumors of Doug quitting are unlikely.

A comment here seems to muddy the waters rather.

Babysitter Super Sleuth
Apr 26, 2012

THERE'S FASCISM IN MY GIANT ROBOT ANIMES


MonsieurChoc posted:

Peak dub is still Gundam Wing.

HOWEVER!

WHAT ?

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


No machine gun for him, shoot him down!

BUTTZECHS!

Bad Wolf
Apr 6, 2007
Without evil there could be no good, so it must be good to be evil sometime !

Kim Justice posted:

A comment here seems to muddy the waters rather.



Yeah, I just went over his Twitter, and to put on my tinfoil hat, he does seem to be specifically neglecting to mention they're still with CA. Then again, best thing to do is just to wait and see I guess.

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




Arcsquad12 posted:

No machine gun for him, shoot him down!

BUTTZECHS!

But what about the proble with the Morbl Zoots!?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtI0Aal3C6w

Wrageowrapper
Apr 30, 2009

DRINK! ARSE! FECKIN CHRISTMAS!

Stop talking about anime and watch the third rather depressing part of Lindsays Hobbit review instead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7t_g5QObs

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



It’s really incredible. Thank you Lindsay.

I’m going to send over the whole set to my LOTR obsessed friend and see what she thinks about it.

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.




I always find these sub vs. dub discussions interesting, because in my country () such a debate doesn't really exist. Over here, dubbing is almost exclusively used on programming for young children while all other foreign stuff is subtitled, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Libluini
May 18, 2012

Did I predict the future?


Grimey Drawer

Doc Morbid posted:

I always find these sub vs. dub discussions interesting, because in my country () such a debate doesn't really exist. Over here, dubbing is almost exclusively used on programming for young children while all other foreign stuff is subtitled, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Same, but opposite. Here (Germany) subbing is for Nerds and seen as rather exotic. Almost everything here is dubbed.

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Libluini posted:

Same, but opposite. Here (Germany) subbing is for Nerds and seen as rather exotic. Almost everything here is dubbed.

Which is also Japan's general stance. Even the big blockbuster films get these hilarious dubs into Japanese (though usually stuff like Marvel can be found subtitled with less showings at bigger theaters)

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


The guy behind YourMovieSucks is melting down on reddit over reactions to his rating of A Quiet Place at 3/10.

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Yardbomb
Jul 11, 2011

What's with the eh... bretonnian dance, sir?



I really just haven't been able to deal with the YMS guy after they started going full chud, well, made it more clear they were that way I guess.

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