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RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Burr

Final update: Chapter 09: Final Battle?! The Unbreakable Bonds of Friendship!



Burr Forces is a 2017 anime set in the Sonic Universe, directed by Real Soviet Bear and narrated by Scumm_Boy. It follows the escapades of Burr the Bear and his friends as they fight the evil Robotnik Empire. After the fall of Sonic the Hedgehog, Robotnik and Infinite take over the World. Countless lives have already been lost, and many more are sure to perish. Can a rag-tag band of misfits form a strong enough resistance to take back the World from Eggman's grasp? Find out tonight, on BURR FORCES!

What kind of anime is this?

Burr Forces has the following tags: 3D CG animation, action, adventure, angst, animal protagonist, antihero, anti-war, cooking curry, cyberpunk, daily life, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, doujin, fighting, friendship, gunfights, important haircut, late for school, martial arts, megalomaniac, parental abandonment, seinen, war.

How long will this season last?

Burr Forces has 9 episodes ("chapters" in the actual anime). There are no plans for a second season.

When does the show air?

New episodes of Burr Forces will premiere each Thursday and Saturday at 5PM EST on twitch.tv/RealSovietBear.

You can re-watch the episodes after they have aired either on Twitch or the Real Soviet Bear YouTube channel.

SPOILER POLICY

There are many leaks online about the plot of Burr Forces. This is a respectable thread and please do not speak of anything that has not aired yet officially.

EPISODE LIST:
Twitch Playlist | Youtube Playlist
Chapter 01: Sonic Defeated!? A New Hero Emerges! (special cameo: SuperGreatFriend) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 02: Space Jail!? Liberation in Zero Gravity! (special cameo: SuperheroFae) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 03: Unstoppable Foes?! Friendship Gives Us Strength! (special cameo: Summo) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 04: All In?! Always Bet on Burr! (special cameo: Skippy Granola) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 05: Infinite Undiscovery?! A Tragic Backstory Revealed! (special cameo: Sardoose of Retro Pals) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 06: Burst Mode Burr?! Maximum Power Unleashed! (special cameo: Six Dettmar) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 07: Attack on Death Egg?! Everyone, Scramble! (special cameo: Scruffy) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 08: Time for Heroes?! Can't Bear to Lose! (special cameo: Slowbeef) Twitch | YouTube
Chapter 09: Final Battle?! The Unbreakable Bonds of Friendship! Twitch | YouTube

RealSovietBear fucked around with this message at 21:35 on Apr 26, 2018

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RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

CAST



Burr the Bear was a normal gamer until Eggman took over the World. He lost his entire family to Eggman's army and vowed to get revenge on him and kill him. Now he uses his gamer skills to fight for Sonic Forces as the weapons and fighting games specialist.

Likes: video games, pizza, justice, The Mountain Goats.
Dislikes: injustice, selfish people, salty licorice.

Risk Rating: S+



Sonic the Hedgehog used to be the greatest hero of our time, until his constant running took its toll. He was ahead of the game, but all his friends were far behind him as well. Can he recover from his ennui? Can he turn the blasť into a blaze?

Likes: running, stopping Eggman, Happy Meal Premiums
Dislikes: evil, lies, getting wet

Risk Rating: S



Classic Sonic was stranded in a World he didn't belong to. But thankfully, Tails made him feel like he belonged, and the hedgehog will do anything to help his best friend.

Likes: Tails, Tails's friends, friendship
Dislikes: anyone who hurts Tails, Tails being sad, uncertainty

Risk Rating: A



Miles "Tails" Prower lost it when his best friend died at the hands of Infinite. Now, he wanders the World alone, hoping to find something to fill the void in his heart.

Likes: Sonic, hanging around with Sonic, believing he can do something
Dislikes: being left out, people belittling him, when his friends are hurt

Risk Rating: B



Amy Rose mourned Sonic as much as she could, but she was still alive and she knew she had to stay strong for the Resistance. She became the head of communications and does her best to co-ordinate the troops on the field.

Likes: boxercise, helping people see the good and positive in things, soft-serve ice cream
Dislikes: Sonic running away from her, people thinking Sonic has turned evil or done something wrong, the thought of Sonic turning evil

Risk Rating: C



Knuckles the Echidna took up the job of leading the Resistance after Sonic died. Many doubt his capabilities as a leader. Even Knuckles doesn't believe he deserves to be a Commander. But all that uncertainty is hidden away and he does his best to ignite the spark in the Resistance's troops.

Likes: grapes and other fruit, digging holes, fighting and training
Dislikes: strong sunshine, being tricked, betrayed, or otherwise taken advantage of, fighting/hurting innocent people

Risk Rating: B-



Shadow the Hedgehog used to be one of the bad guys before he became one of the good guys. But why is he now working for Eggman? Why did he go against his promise to Maria?

Likes: Maria, solitude, justice
Dislikes: anyone who opposes him, when someone gets in his way, anyone else who defeats Sonic

Risk Rating: S



Silver the Hedgehog traveled back in time once again to prevent a global catastrophe from happening. But his warnings fell on deaf ears as the World descended into chaos once more. Is it too late to save the future?

Likes: seeing happy people, serving the greater good, blue skies
Dislikes: being interrupted en route to his goal, seeing people brought down in any way, anyone tricking him

Risk Rating: A+



Rouge the Bat offered her services to the Resistance. She acts as a spy, reporting directly to Commander Knuckles. While she is usually motivated by gems and jewels, she knows that freedom is the greatest treasure of all.

Likes: gems, precious stones and treasure, flirting, getting what she wants
Dislikes: anyone taking gems from her, Omega's constant talk of revenge, fake jewelry

Risk Rating: A



Vector the Crocodile is a dumb dumb poo-head that thinks he's better than Burr.

Likes: money, pudding, sports drink, the computer room
Dislikes: not having money, being in debt, general noise

Risk Rating: F-



Espio the Chameleon is a fighter trained in the art of ninjitsu. He acts as the Resistance's main recon unit.

Likes: freedom, justice, researching
Dislikes: crooked deals, immaturity, playing games

Risk Rating: A-



Charmy the Bee has no specialty, but Knuckles finds a use for his pointy butt.

Likes: playing video games, flowers, the beach,
Dislikes: boredom, dull and bland atmospheres, Vector yelling at him

Risk Rating: F



Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik was once fairly tame in his attempts at taking over the World, some might say even comical. But he has realized that holding back gets no results. Now unhinged and without ethics, Eggman is willing to bomb, kill and enslave whoever stands in his way.

Likes: conquering the World, his plans succeeding, when Sonic is angry with him
Dislikes: Sonic and his friends, losing, imitating other accents

Risk Rating: S



Infinite

UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN

Likes: fear, pain and the suffering of others
Dislikes: being insulted, boredom

Risk Rating: SSS+

FANART

Burr the Bear, by El Tipejo Loco

RealSovietBear fucked around with this message at 23:05 on Apr 13, 2018

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather

This is kinda intricate.
You can tell that the people behind this anime have put a lot of effort into it.

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





That's a pretty good OP. There's only one mistake:

RealSovietBear posted:





Vector the Crocodile is a dumb dumb poo-head that thinks he's better than Burr.

Likes: money, pudding, sports drink, THE COMPUTER ROOM
Dislikes: not having money, being in debt, general noise

There we go. Don't worry, even the Wiki forgot about that. It was mentioned once during the Shadow OVA and never brought up again.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

VolticSurge posted:

That's a pretty good OP. There's only one mistake:


There we go. Don't worry, even the Wiki forgot about that. It was mentioned once during the Shadow OVA and never brought up again.

I apologize. Production dropped the ball on this one and didn't send me all the versions of the Sonic Bible. I found it in one of the earlier versions. It has been rectified.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.




Burr Forces wa guran no suponsaa no teikyou de o kurishimasu





RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

Update: Chapter 02: Space Jail!? Liberation in Zero Gravity! (with special cameo from Superhero Fae!)

How will Sonic cope with 6 months of torture?

What is troubling poor Classic Sonic?

Will Burr ever do speedruns again?

RealSovietBear fucked around with this message at 21:39 on Mar 31, 2018

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



I had heard this anime got dark but I had no idea!

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





To address a common complaint-the reason Sonic doesn't look worse for wear is because his torture was mental, not physical. There was some Japan-only audio drama dealing with that. Turns out Eggman was somehow forcing Sonic to relive the Soleanna incident (including his ill-fated romance) over and over again in his head. The fact that he was mentally sound enough to fight Zavok after 6 months of that is a miracle in itself.

dscruffy1
Nov 22, 2007

Look out!


Nap Ghost

I forgot how dumb the music for this game was. Never change, Sonic Butt Rock.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

UPDATE: Chapter 03: Unstoppable Foes?! Friendship Gives Us Strength!

Can Sonic find solace in Burr's friendship?

Can Sonic face Infinite?

Will Classic Sonic accept his role in this world?

Find out in the latest episode!

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

UPDATE: Chapter 4: All In?! Always Bet on Burr! (special cameo: Skippy Granola)

Can Burr save civilians in the middle of a war zone?

Can Classic Sonic cope with more existential despair?

Find out tonight, on BURR FORCES!

Shei-kun
Dec 2, 2011

Screw you, physics!


Oh man, this anime is the best

JossiRossi
Jul 28, 2008

A little EQ, a touch of reverb, slap on some compression and there. That'll get your dickbutt jiggling.

It's really good, but I'll be honest somehow it makes me nostalgic for the 144p versions I downloaded off Limewire in college.

Fwoderwick
Jul 14, 2004



Everything about this is magnificent...

And it seems like it's not just iframes Burr learned from . He's a big proponent of fashion Souls too from the looks of things.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

Fwoderwick posted:

And it seems like it's not just iframes Burr learned from . He's a big proponent of fashion Souls too from the looks of things.

The original manga of Burr Forces was actually what inspired the fashion on Michiko to Hatchin, where the main character changes clothes almost every episode. It would have been impossible for the anime to get away without having that detail.

The Door Frame
Dec 5, 2011

I don't know man everytime I go to the gym here there are like two huge dudes with raging high and tights snorting Nitro-tech off of each other's rock hard abs.

It's really a shame that Shadow wasn't there for the the Casino Zone, the fake Sonic stuff would've been a great callback to a previous OVA

EclecticTastes
Sep 17, 2012

"Most plans are critically flawed by their own logic. A failure at any step will ruin everything after it. That's just basic cause and effect. It's easy for a good plan to fall apart. Therefore, a plan that has no attachment to logic cannot be stopped."


The Door Frame posted:

It's really a shame that Shadow wasn't there for the the Casino Zone, the fake Sonic stuff would've been a great callback to a previous OVA

Ah, I think I know which one you mean, Sonic The Hedgehog 2: The Animated Movie. I was impressed with how faithful it was to the source material, even including some scenes that fans believed would be impossible to animate.

The Door Frame
Dec 5, 2011

I don't know man everytime I go to the gym here there are like two huge dudes with raging high and tights snorting Nitro-tech off of each other's rock hard abs.

EclecticTastes posted:

Ah, I think I know which one you mean, Sonic The Hedgehog 2: The Animated Movie. I was impressed with how faithful it was to the source material, even including some

I'll make you eat those words!!

EclecticTastes
Sep 17, 2012

"Most plans are critically flawed by their own logic. A failure at any step will ruin everything after it. That's just basic cause and effect. It's easy for a good plan to fall apart. Therefore, a plan that has no attachment to logic cannot be stopped."



I never liked the Harmony Gold version, they just chopped things up at random with no regard for the original story. I know it was really popular in the eighties, but now we have easy access to the source material, and I know this will be controversial, but I just don't think we should cling to an inferior version for the sake of nostalgia.

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



If there's one thing that bothers me about a lot of the more serious anime is the massive tonal shifts they use for moments of levity. It's important not to get too dour of course but the swings between existential and personal crises and wacky fun can be a bit jarring!

Third Mission
Feb 18, 2011

PAY ATTENTION TO ME!


so I really like the quality of these recordings, and I guess that the guys behind it are doing a lot of work to edit out the commercial breaks and stuff, but does this show have splash images before commercial?

also I sometimes like to see the commercials that are airing with the shows just to see what kind of things they are trying to sell with it





it's usually the first place where the cool new toys are shown too and I really want a Burr Bear Action Figure

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

UPDATE: Chapter 05: Infinite Undiscovery?! A Tragic Backstory Revealed!

Why is Shadow working with Eggman?

And what is the secret origin of Infinite?

Find out, tonight, on BURR FORCES!

Third Mission posted:

it's usually the first place where the cool new toys are shown too and I really want a Burr Bear Action Figure

I've heard rumors of Burr Nendoroids but I haven't found anything official yet.

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





RealSovietBear posted:

I've heard rumors of Burr Nendoroids but I haven't found anything official yet.

I've seen a few Burr,Infinite and Classic Sonic Funko-Pops at the mall I take my niece to,so I'm sure Nendoroids are on the way.

EclecticTastes
Sep 17, 2012

"Most plans are critically flawed by their own logic. A failure at any step will ruin everything after it. That's just basic cause and effect. It's easy for a good plan to fall apart. Therefore, a plan that has no attachment to logic cannot be stopped."


Maybe I'm weird, but I was never into the whole "giant head vinyl toy" craze, I'd much rather have the Revoltech Perfect Arts Burr figure, though given the limited production run it's crazy expensive, assuming you can find it at all. I'd post pictures I've found of it, but it's based on the end of the series, so there's a ton of visual spoilers going on.

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





EclecticTastes posted:

Maybe I'm weird, but I was never into the whole "giant head vinyl toy" craze, I'd much rather have the Revoltech Perfect Arts Burr figure, though given the limited production run it's crazy expensive, assuming you can find it at all. I'd post pictures I've found of it, but it's based on the end of the series, so there's a ton of visual spoilers going on.
Huh, good to know. On a slightly different topic, has anyone else pre-ordered the MG Metal Sonic model kit? The early prototypes that have been leaked look GORGEOUS. Certainly looks better than the AWFUL Egg Dragoon (06 Ver.) kit they released last year.

VolticSurge fucked around with this message at 23:50 on Apr 12, 2018

EclecticTastes
Sep 17, 2012

"Most plans are critically flawed by their own logic. A failure at any step will ruin everything after it. That's just basic cause and effect. It's easy for a good plan to fall apart. Therefore, a plan that has no attachment to logic cannot be stopped."


VolticSurge posted:

Huh, good to know. On a slightly different topic, has anyone else pre-ordered the MG Metal Sonic model kit? The early prototypes that have been leaked look GORGEOUS. Certainly looks better than the AWFUL Egg Dragoon (06 Ver.) kit they released last year.

Oh, man, if we're gonna talk about Sonpla, I still think the best one they ever made was the Death Egg Robo (Knuckles Custom) from their Eggman Robot Variations series, or maybe the Big Arm Mk. III Full Armor version, which was only seen in the OVA, Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Stories of Chaotix: Mighty's Solitary Journey: Steel Battalion the Second: Phantom Flash.

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





EclecticTastes posted:

Oh, man, if we're gonna talk about Sonpla, I still think the best one they ever made was the Death Egg Robo (Knuckles Custom) from their Eggman Robot Variations series, or maybe the Big Arm Mk. III Full Armor version, which was only seen in the OVA, Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Stories of Chaotix: Mighty's Solitary Journey: Steel Battalion the Second: Phantom Flash.

Yeah, I've got the first one proudly decorating my desk. I haven't found the latter for a decent price online yet. The other prominent part of my collection so far has been the HG BurnBot kit that has the interchangeable weapon arms-both the original flamethrower arms and the claw arms Robotnik applied as a hasty refit in part 2 of the OVA "Rise of Lyric".

bewilderment
Nov 22, 2007
man what





Burr is a real hero. Is the manga this good?

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





bewilderment posted:

Burr is a real hero. Is the manga this good?

It starts out kinda slow, but by Volume 14 it picks up speed and DOESN'T STOP. The shocking love triangle was the first part of the manga that really hooked me.

White Coke
May 29, 2015


VolticSurge posted:

The shocking love triangle was the first part of the manga that really hooked me.

That was Sonic, Classic Sonic, and Metal Sonic right? I can't keep all the love triangles straight.

Shei-kun
Dec 2, 2011

Screw you, physics!


White Coke posted:

That was Sonic, Classic Sonic, and Metal Sonic right? I can't keep all the love triangles straight.
You're thinking of one of the doujins.

White Coke
May 29, 2015


Shei-kun posted:

You're thinking of one of the doujins.

They're Canon to ME!

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





White Coke posted:

That was Sonic, Classic Sonic, and Metal Sonic right? I can't keep all the love triangles straight.

No, it was Amy,Classic Sonic and Sonic. The resolution of that arc blew my Goddamn mind.

Simply Simon
Nov 6, 2010

timeless Ned Flanders style


I think the internal monologue they gave Shadow really nailed his character in this episode, drat. Also, I cannot believe how much passion Infinite's voice actor puts into those amazing lines he's given.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

We have some quality fanart for the show.

Burr the Bear, by El Tipejo Loco

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

UPDATE: Chapter 06: Burst Mode Burr?! Maximum Power Unleashed!

Can Burr control his unleashed power?

Can Classic Sonic finally understand his origin?

Find out tonight, on BURR FORCES!

EclecticTastes
Sep 17, 2012

"Most plans are critically flawed by their own logic. A failure at any step will ruin everything after it. That's just basic cause and effect. It's easy for a good plan to fall apart. Therefore, a plan that has no attachment to logic cannot be stopped."


I was wondering, is anyone planning to release an English dub of Burr Forces, like Funimation or VIZ? This is an excellent fansub, but I'm always interested to hear how the English VAs interpret the characters.

Third Mission
Feb 18, 2011

PAY ATTENTION TO ME!


I had read somewhere that this was completely animated and was just holding back because of some of the VA's

I'm totally down with the new form for Burr though



In real life I showed this to a few of my friends and after the first episode they are making the same jokes as here in the thread (which is pretty funny because we're a bunch of nerds talking about 'the only good anime currently airing')

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RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

EclecticTastes posted:

I was wondering, is anyone planning to release an English dub of Burr Forces, like Funimation or VIZ? This is an excellent fansub, but I'm always interested to hear how the English VAs interpret the characters.

My sources tell me that the biggest hurdle right now is adapting the what they call "too political" moments without losing characterization. Apparently, some of the opinions were interpreted as pro-gun control and the original creator rejected all their pitches for replacing those lines, including:

-Sword control
-Jelly donut control
-Lolipop control

I think the best you can expect is a German dub at this point.

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