Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
knox
Oct 28, 2004



I had tried to get into this maybe 2-3 times before, but the way it kind of just tosses you right into the middle of the story/seemingly unending amount of characters/it's slow pace, throwing it on before bed basically meant I never got beyond episode 4. But due to a lot of downtime now I'm up to episode 88, and safe to say this has probably ruined all other shows for me. Nothing really comes close to the intelligence of the dialogue, how it can switch between action and then a 10-minute metaphysical conversation, and most importantly the interpersonal relationships between so many characters who are uniquely themselves is amazing. I definitely had not seen a show that made me cry like LOTGH has a few times already in awhile, specifically twice.

Once I finish I will most definitely re-watch it again, to savor the good times and easier to pay attention to other things I surely missed this first time around due to the sheer amount of characters and information, even watching it in marathon fashion.

knox fucked around with this message at 11:36 on May 28, 2020

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

knox
Oct 28, 2004



The relationship between these two is my favorite probably.



Kingtheninja posted:

Thought I'd lost a little wind in my sails for watching this show, then I got into the 90's and hooooly poo poo let's ride this loving train!

Lol this is what happened to me, basically after everything 'settles' down a bit and the cult monologue scene. Right back into the fire though obviously.

knox fucked around with this message at 17:56 on Jul 8, 2020

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

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.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply