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knox
Oct 28, 2004



aparmenideanmonad posted:

It's definitely the best thing going on the empire side, but...c'monnn man, you can't say you prefer them to the Yang gang goofing off, passing a bottle of something, and trying not to get glared at too hard by Murai while in staff meetings or on the bridge.

I was gonna also mention Poplan & Attenborough but thought they more pure comedy essentially, even though it's some of the best comedy ever. Poplan + Reuenthal up there as favorite characters for sure, but just how important Ruenenthal and Mittermeyer are to the overall direction of story.

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HerpicleOmnicron5
May 31, 2013

How did this smug dummkopf ever make general?




They do have the most poignant moments in the whole series too. Definitely the best characters.

knox
Oct 28, 2004



Easily one of my favorite moments of entire show is the night Reuenthal first meets Reinhard and Kircheis in his attempt to save Mittermeyer's life. And Reinhard decides to tell him of his dreams, Kircheis turns to glare at Reuenthal and read his response.

Also looool



And does he have one fake eye? Feel like they never fully state that, only saying his mother attempted to harm him as child and then 'never picked him up again.'

knox fucked around with this message at 12:10 on Jul 9, 2020

skasion
Feb 13, 2012

Why don't you perform zazen, facing a wall?


No, he's just naturally odd-eyed

TheKingofSprings
Oct 9, 2012



knox posted:

Easily one of my favorite moments of entire show is the night Reuenthal first meets Reinhard and Kircheis in his attempt to save Mittermeyer's life. And Reinhard decides to tell him of his dreams, Kircheis turns to glare at Reuenthal and read his response.

Also looool



And does he have one fake eye? Feel like they never fully state that, only saying his mother attempted to harm him as child and then 'never picked him up again.'

Reuenthal’s eyes come from his mom and the guy she cheated on his dad with. She tried to gouge one out because it was evidence she likely cheated

YoursTruly
Jul 29, 2012

Put me in the trash
Recycle Bin
where
I belong.


Reuenthal was born with heterochromia, so not artificial eyes. IIRC, the only character shown with artificial eyes in the OVA was Oberstein.

I don't know if this was ever officially stated, but I always assumed that Oberstein's eyes recorded video, possibly including sound. Was that the case, or were they just regular artificial eyeballs?

My original character do not steal includes fake eyeballs with the same weapon as Ansbach's ring.

knox
Oct 28, 2004



Word yeah I knew they had mentioned something like that actually but forgot about it. I'll really have to rewatch the entire thing again knowing all the characters, they just throw so much poo poo at you the first 30 episodes and even beyond that it's too much remember with the sheer amount of characters.

Poplan just told Schenkopp he can take Reuenthal since he doesn't want the ladies of the Empire hating him. This loving show.

knox fucked around with this message at 13:46 on Jul 9, 2020

Phobophilia
Apr 26, 2008
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As pleasant as Mittermeyer is I still haved zero respect for he and Reunthal because they are high ranking aristocrats being waited upon hand and foot by a legion of servants: pick your poo poo up yourself you lazy gits.

I say that and I still love everything Yang does, while he is a human disaster, he doesn't use his position to demand labor from his social inferiors, instead they by and large serve him out of a sense of love and pity.

Kanos
Sep 6, 2006

was there a time when speedwagon didn't get trolled

Phobophilia posted:

As pleasant as Mittermeyer is I still haved zero respect for he and Reunthal because they are high ranking aristocrats being waited upon hand and foot by a legion of servants: pick your poo poo up yourself you lazy gits.

I say that and I still love everything Yang does, while he is a human disaster, he doesn't use his position to demand labor from his social inferiors, instead they by and large serve him out of a sense of love and pity.

To be fair to Mittermeyer, his family was normal middle class with no noble title - he earned his position on raw merit - and he actually gives a poo poo about fairness and the welfare of the lower classes.

Reuenthal is just kind of a prick.

knox
Oct 28, 2004



Phobophilia posted:

As pleasant as Mittermeyer is I still haved zero respect for he and Reunthal because they are high ranking aristocrats being waited upon hand and foot by a legion of servants: pick your poo poo up yourself you lazy gits.

I say that and I still love everything Yang does, while he is a human disaster, he doesn't use his position to demand labor from his social inferiors, instead they by and large serve him out of a sense of love and pity.

Yeah but Yang never picked up poo poo either, mans lived in filth till Julian showed up.

Reuenthal feels he has earned his position, unlike the aristocrats before him.

aparmenideanmonad
Jan 28, 2004
Balls to you and your way of mortal opinions - you don't exist anyway!

Fun Shoe

I realized I haven't rewatched this in a few years, gonna rectify that in the near future. Thanks to idiots in the US it's not like I'm gonna have much else to do for the next few months.

kirtar
Sep 11, 2011


YoursTruly posted:

I don't know if this was ever officially stated, but I always assumed that Oberstein's eyes recorded video, possibly including sound. Was that the case, or were they just regular artificial eyeballs?

I could be remembering incorrectly, but I believe that's correct. Of the top of my head there is that implication when he takes one of his eyes out after meeting with the thought police guy that i can't remember the name of.

knox
Oct 28, 2004



kirtar posted:

I could be remembering incorrectly, but I believe that's correct. Of the top of my head there is that implication when he takes one of his eyes out after meeting with the thought police guy that i can't remember the name of.

Lang?
I vaguely remember the reference to recording visually I'd assume it would record everything possible.

knox
Oct 28, 2004



Real sad hours after just finishing. Tried watching the prequel + plan to slowly rewatching series to catch what I missed/the early contributions of Empire admirals/early plot, making me more sad.

I think the last ~30 episodes or so it slows down a lot. The first 50something episodes are my favorite of the plot overall for sure.

Infected
Oct 17, 2012

Salt Incarnate




The prequel stuffs varies in quality quite a bit. There are a few interesting tidbits in them though.

knox
Oct 28, 2004



In my search for images from LOTGH you obviously come across stuff like tumblr/other posts/etc and the relationship of Reinhard & Kircheis is always the one brought up but never Kircheis & Annerose, which I mean clearly he was in love with her and Reinhard knew that as well. Maybe Reinhard is gay and loved Kircheis beyond their friendship, but I always saw Kircheis as just being devoted to Reinhard since childhood and his true love Annerose telling him to take care of her brother + sheer ambition of Reinhard that has even the best admirals awestruck made Kircheis believe they could accomplish the incredibly lofty dreams he had. I never saw the OVA's prior to Conquest, so I don't know if any type of romance happens between them but I wouldn't think they would have something in OVA and not anime itself. It's an extremely unique kind of uh 'love-triangle.'

YF-23
Feb 17, 2011

My god, it's full of cat!




I feel Reinhard is portrayed as too socially immature to grasp romantic tension that's happening around him, and I don't blame fanartists for ignoring Annerose given she's not given much as a character. All the meaningful looks between Kircheis and Annerose can't possibly attract the same attention as Reinhard playing with a lock of Kircheis' hair.

IShallRiseAgain
Sep 12, 2008

Well ain't that precious?



knox posted:

In my search for images from LOTGH you obviously come across stuff like tumblr/other posts/etc and the relationship of Reinhard & Kircheis is always the one brought up but never Kircheis & Annerose, which I mean clearly he was in love with her and Reinhard knew that as well. Maybe Reinhard is gay and loved Kircheis beyond their friendship, but I always saw Kircheis as just being devoted to Reinhard since childhood and his true love Annerose telling him to take care of her brother + sheer ambition of Reinhard that has even the best admirals awestruck made Kircheis believe they could accomplish the incredibly lofty dreams he had. I never saw the OVA's prior to Conquest, so I don't know if any type of romance happens between them but I wouldn't think they would have something in OVA and not anime itself. It's an extremely unique kind of uh 'love-triangle.'

Fan art rarely matches the actual relationships in a series. If fanart was accurate, then Supernatural is a show about incestuous brothers.

Kircheiss and Annerose both loved each other, and that's one of the reasons she is depressed for most of the series. She got the person she was in love with killed because she told him to protect his brother.

Nine of Eight
Apr 28, 2011


Dinosaur Gum

We’re getting more Neue These people!

https://myanimelist.net/news/60714731

knox
Oct 28, 2004



Didn't realize how many episodes were in the other two "prequel" OVA's. It sounded like a few episodes were too but some the ones that were like the regular show, were very good. Should probably get around to checking that out.

Kingtheninja
Jul 29, 2004

"You're the best looking guy here."


Nine of Eight posted:

We’re getting more Neue These people!

https://myanimelist.net/news/60714731

Yesssss. Though I'll have to rewatch from the beginning. I went from neue these to the original so I've totally forgotten what the new character models look like.

DamnGlitch
Sep 2, 2004



Some are fine some are bad some are eye meltingly bad (mostly the side characters)

knox
Oct 28, 2004



I don't think I could watch all of Neue These after having watched all of the original. Maybe the battles will be interesting enough to warrant checking it out in future when it's almost finished? I don't know I hate how the characters look in this digital anime, it's like the original can get across their personality to you to individualize everyone, whereas with digital everyone blends together fully. I guess a different type of anime with more action I would not mind as much, but the slow pace & sheer amount of characters highlighted the exact reasons I hate new animation.

knox fucked around with this message at 23:00 on Sep 17, 2020

Son of Sam-I-Am
Feb 12, 2002






The new one is actually pretty good about most of what you're worried about, also it has the best OP theme yet.

Kingtheninja
Jul 29, 2004

"You're the best looking guy here."


Son of Sam-I-Am posted:

The new one is actually pretty good about most of what you're worried about, also it has the best OP theme yet.

That OP loving jams.

YoursTruly
Jul 29, 2012

Put me in the trash
Recycle Bin
where
I belong.


I was really disappointed in the first two episodes of DNT, but otherwise it's all been really enjoyable. I hope they'll finish the whole series, Gaiden, and all of the movies (including Golden Wings).

DamnGlitch
Sep 2, 2004



They had the first logh book on audible for 5 bucks so I picked it up. The prologue is my favorite episode (the history doc Julian watches on the way to phezzan, explaining the fall of the galactic federation and the rise of the the goldenbaum dynasty). The narrator is an old, history lesson rear end man. I love it so much.

knox
Oct 28, 2004



DamnGlitch posted:

They had the first logh book on audible for 5 bucks so I picked it up. The prologue is my favorite episode (the history doc Julian watches on the way to phezzan, explaining the fall of the galactic federation and the rise of the the goldenbaum dynasty). The narrator is an old, history lesson rear end man. I love it so much.

Yeah definitely a top episode, doesn't Poplan ask him if he's watching porn mid-episode or something and they just keep watching history channel.

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Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.



Fun Shoe

Nine of Eight posted:

We’re getting more Neue These people!

https://myanimelist.net/news/60714731
Totally down with this.

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