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8 minutes ago, J.H. said:

I don't which is more emotionally brutal, Barefoot gen or Grave of The Fireflies

James

I'll take the latter. 

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15 hours ago, J.H. said:

Imagine seeing Urotsukidoji: Legend of The Overfiend in an actual legit/non-porn movie theater... fuck that was a harrowing experience. A theater full of people encouraging a high school student to chop his own horn and replace it with a demon schwang. I remember walking out of there and my friend turning to me and saying "I'm pretty sure that ending makes me want to either kill  myself or sit down and read copious amounts of Proust".

I already have a pretty negative opinion of adult anime, hentai, or whatever the kids are calling it these days and this revelation does not improve it.

I must be weird in the usual Western way since tentacle molestation and belly bulging demonic sexual assault really unnerve me, but I could watch Kenshiro No Ken make dudes explode with one punch or Koushou Shinogi sever someone's optic nerve endings with his fingers all day long while eating popcorn.

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Take in to account, I went to see Urotsukidoji without knowing anything about it, I was going with a friend I hadn't seen in aawhile and he recommended it. Maeda is a talentd artist and writer but he never found his a place in mainstream manga but hit it big doing H. He is on social media and by all accounts just really normal guy (I have a friend that knows him personally based on them talking on social media and then meeting up in NYC and becoming friends). It was Urotsukidoji that made me aware that H manga and anime are not for me thank you very much.

The difference between Maeda's stuff and Hokuto No Ken is target audience and marketability. Hell the pilot manga for HnK is radically different than what the series manga ended up being

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Damn. I looked at that movie on the shelf at a Camelot Music (I think) in the mall for years as a kid before breaking down and buying it (it was $35, the most I ever spent on a VHS). I only knew about it from a Cinefantastique article -- this is before you could pull up anything on the internet -- so that's all I knew about it. Going in TOTALLY cold, now that's even crazier. 

Needless to say I had the same reaction though; you aren't going to find me going out and watching Violence Jack or something. 

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I started watching Genocyber because of that clipfest. Wiki had to help me figure out the plot because I swear I didn't understand a lick of it while watching.

EDIT: Well, after three parts, I can say for a show that makes no sense it still definitely gives up the goods. The second one starts with children being mowed down by chaingun fire and the third one ends with a full Lovecraftian meltdown. If there was any way to really review it I would for Halloween Havoc, but...

If you want to watch any of this grotesquery it's all on Youtube. 

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11 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

Damn. I looked at that movie on the shelf at a Camelot Music (I think) in the mall for years as a kid before breaking down and buying it (it was $35, the most I ever spent on a VHS). I only knew about it from a Cinefantastique article -- this is before you could pull up anything on the internet -- so that's all I knew about it. Going in TOTALLY cold, now that's even crazier. 

Needless to say I had the same reaction though; you aren't going to find me going out and watching Violence Jack or something. 

It still blew my mind when I found out Violence Jack was the sequel to Devilman

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11 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

I've never seen any Devilman, which blows my mind.

Oh wow, then you should check out the OVA from the early 90’s. Especially if you got a hankering for ultra violent Anime. Be warned, there is no official 3rd episode that would’ve wrapped up the story of this adaptation of the manga. Then after that go watch Devilman Crybaby on Netflix to get a version of the manga’s story with an ending. Only thing about Crybaby that I don’t care for is the new Character designs they used for it. Preferred the 90’s mix of realistic, with Go Nagai’s Art.

Also Maybe even read the old manga. It’s been translated in English, and it’s only two big volumes long. The Devilman story is well known to have influenced the more cynical nature of anime, and manga creators since it’s conclusion was published.

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On 9/18/2019 at 12:43 AM, TheVileOne said:

This is likely the anime isekai everyone has been waiting for. From the creator of Konosuba, a pro wrestler gets transported to another world. But instead of suplexing the demon world he refuses to fight his minions because they look like dogs and he's an animal lover. So the pro wrestler decides to open up a pet shop in another world.

Just saw the first episode, it's glorious. It could easily be set in the same world as Konosuba.

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Cautious Hero is A-OK in my book. From the first episode:

"In Japan, books about people being reborn in alternate worlds are apparently pretty popular, and they get the big idea in no time at all. And although the one-time excitement has waned, stories about other worlds are still booming. The market is still thriving as it used to be."

I say, if you're going to do an isekai show, have fun with it at least and go crazy. Ristarte is crazy. The main character is cut from a similar cloth from Goblin Slayer. He's a stoic Japanese dude summoned to another world who has never played video games before. 
 

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I'm enjoying the show. Its not the funniest new show this season, but its certainly amusing. Actually thought the second episode was a bit better.

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HBO Max has acquired the U.S. streaming rights to all films from Japan’s Oscar-winning animation house Studio Ghibli, the streaming platform announced Thursday.

HBO Max will debut the catalog in the spring of 2020. The deal marks the first time the films will be licensed to a streaming platform.

Available films will include the Academy Award-winning “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Ponyo,” “Castle in the Sky,” “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” and many more.

YAY~!

 

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This news amuses the hell out of me because Ghibli were just telling people a few days ago they don't really like streaming or have plans to release their films for streaming. Clearly someone wasn't up to date on the memos when they were giving those comments.

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14 minutes ago, Eivion said:

This news amuses the hell out of me because Ghibli were just telling people a few days ago they don't really like streaming or have plans to release their films for streaming. Clearly someone wasn't up to date on the memos when they were giving those comments.

I am just happy they'll be on the On Demand and streaming services so I'll have the luxury of watching them whenever I want and I won't be at the mercy of schedules.

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3 minutes ago, J.T. said:

I am just happy they'll be on the On Demand and streaming services so I'll have the luxury of watching them whenever I want and I won't be at the mercy of schedules.

Yeah I may finally take the chance to check out a good many of them. Right now I think I have only ever seen Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke,Howl’s Moving Castle, & Kiki’s Delivery Service. At the very least I wanted to check out My Neighbor Totoro.

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Blasphemy:  I have NEVER watched My Neighbor Totoro all the way through.

I have seen Mononoke Hime and Howl's Moving Castle like a dozen times a piece because my daughter loved them when she was like seven. 

I though for sure that either demon boar or the headless kami from Mononoke Hime or the Witch from the Waster from Howl's would scare the shit out of her, but she was a pretty brave kid and just watched the movies all the way through in total amazement. 

They never got old to her.  She still loves them as a late teen, but she doesn't watch them regularly like she used to..

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As mentioned in the streaming thread, the deal apparently doesnt include DVDVR favorite "grave of the fireflies." 

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the most important show of 2020

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THIS is what THAT is about? I'm all in. 

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Setting[edit]

Dorohedoro story takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting,[5] split in two separate dimensions; the Hole, a dismal cityscape where humans reside; and the Sorcerers' world, home of sorcerers. Despite appearing similar, humans and sorcerers are two distinct species, the former evolving naturally, while the latter was created by a primordial devil named Chidaruma. Sorcerers are capable of entering the Hole by summoning magical doors.

Sorcerers have specialized organs in their body allowing them to produce "smoke", which is the source of their unique magical powers. Some sorcerers have incredibly weak powers while others may be capable of far greater feats such as resurrecting the dead or controlling time; these powers are incredibly rare and highly prized. The amount of smoke a sorcerer is capable of producing (thus how effective their magic may be) also factors into a sorcerer’s abilities, and many sorcerers work to improve their smoke output through surgery, or more commonly, the illicit use of black powder, which is distributed by a gang of low-level sorcerers called the Cross-Eyes. Smoke can also be bought and sold. The hierarchy of the sorcerers' world is structured around these differences in ability: powerful sorcerers, such as “The En Family”, enjoy a life of luxury; while weak sorcerers, who produce such low amounts of smoke they may be unable to use magic at all, live in destitution. Powerful sorcerers may undergo a metamorphosis into a 'devil' — an immortal being with incredible power, following a rigorous training regime. Devils are deeply respected by sorcerer-kind and also manage the affairs of a third realm, Hell, where they work with Chidaruma to torture the souls of dead sorcerers.

Sorcerers regularly visit the Hole in order to practice their magic on human victims, leading to huge numbers of disfigured survivors. Hospitals have been set up to deal with the ever-growing numbers of magic victims, but humans can do little to repel sorcerers. To make matters worse, the residual magic smoke in the air mixes with the Hole’s toxic rain, causing the dead to periodically rise from the grave and attack the living. The residents of the Hole call this annual event “Night of the Living Dead” and work with local priests to kill zombies for prizes.

Plot[edit]

The plot centers on a man named Caiman and his search for his real identity, after a transformation by a sorcerer, left him with a reptile's head and no memory of his former life. Along with his female friend Nikaido, he violently assaults sorcerers in the Hole, with the aim of taking their heads into his mouth, where a strange face will appear and confirm whether the sorcerer he has bitten onto was the one responsible for his transformation or not. Somehow, Caiman is immune to magical effects and as a result is extremely dangerous to sorcerers.

The news of a lizard-headed magician-killer immune to magic attracts the attention of En, a powerful sorcerer and head of a syndicate known as “The En Family”, who sends his cleaners to kill Caiman. En himself is currently attempting to scrub out a gang of low-level sorcerers known as the cross-eyes, after an encounter with their legendary boss almost cost him his life years ago.

As the residents of the Hole, the En family and the cross-eye gang, along with many others, collide with one-another, the mystery of Caiman’s identity begins to unravel, reigniting ancient grudges and threatening to forever change both the Hole and the sorcerers' world.

 

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In case you didn't hear already, the first 41 episodes of Saint Seiya from 1986 are up on Netflix with a new awful dub (not to worry, there are subs with Japanese language available). Hopefully enough people watch this so we can get the rest of Sanctuary completed and fuckit would miraculous to get Asgard and Poseidon subbed finally!

 

 

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On 10/19/2019 at 2:10 AM, TheVileOne said:

the most important show of 2020

I await the episode where the blonde girl finally sleeps with the lizard man.  It's bound to happen.

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On 10/19/2019 at 12:01 AM, Curt McGirt said:

THIS is what THAT is about? I'm all in. 

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Setting[edit]

Dorohedoro story takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting,[5] split in two separate dimensions; the Hole, a dismal cityscape where humans reside; and the Sorcerers' world, home of sorcerers. Despite appearing similar, humans and sorcerers are two distinct species, the former evolving naturally, while the latter was created by a primordial devil named Chidaruma. Sorcerers are capable of entering the Hole by summoning magical doors.

Sorcerers have specialized organs in their body allowing them to produce "smoke", which is the source of their unique magical powers. Some sorcerers have incredibly weak powers while others may be capable of far greater feats such as resurrecting the dead or controlling time; these powers are incredibly rare and highly prized. The amount of smoke a sorcerer is capable of producing (thus how effective their magic may be) also factors into a sorcerer’s abilities, and many sorcerers work to improve their smoke output through surgery, or more commonly, the illicit use of black powder, which is distributed by a gang of low-level sorcerers called the Cross-Eyes. Smoke can also be bought and sold. The hierarchy of the sorcerers' world is structured around these differences in ability: powerful sorcerers, such as “The En Family”, enjoy a life of luxury; while weak sorcerers, who produce such low amounts of smoke they may be unable to use magic at all, live in destitution. Powerful sorcerers may undergo a metamorphosis into a 'devil' — an immortal being with incredible power, following a rigorous training regime. Devils are deeply respected by sorcerer-kind and also manage the affairs of a third realm, Hell, where they work with Chidaruma to torture the souls of dead sorcerers.

Sorcerers regularly visit the Hole in order to practice their magic on human victims, leading to huge numbers of disfigured survivors. Hospitals have been set up to deal with the ever-growing numbers of magic victims, but humans can do little to repel sorcerers. To make matters worse, the residual magic smoke in the air mixes with the Hole’s toxic rain, causing the dead to periodically rise from the grave and attack the living. The residents of the Hole call this annual event “Night of the Living Dead” and work with local priests to kill zombies for prizes.

Plot[edit]

The plot centers on a man named Caiman and his search for his real identity, after a transformation by a sorcerer, left him with a reptile's head and no memory of his former life. Along with his female friend Nikaido, he violently assaults sorcerers in the Hole, with the aim of taking their heads into his mouth, where a strange face will appear and confirm whether the sorcerer he has bitten onto was the one responsible for his transformation or not. Somehow, Caiman is immune to magical effects and as a result is extremely dangerous to sorcerers.

The news of a lizard-headed magician-killer immune to magic attracts the attention of En, a powerful sorcerer and head of a syndicate known as “The En Family”, who sends his cleaners to kill Caiman. En himself is currently attempting to scrub out a gang of low-level sorcerers known as the cross-eyes, after an encounter with their legendary boss almost cost him his life years ago.

As the residents of the Hole, the En family and the cross-eye gang, along with many others, collide with one-another, the mystery of Caiman’s identity begins to unravel, reigniting ancient grudges and threatening to forever change both the Hole and the sorcerers' world.

 

Not even David Lynch could conceive something like this.

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Coincidentally I just read a really funny interview with Lynch from an old Fangoria last night (these internet archives are a gold mine) circa Blue Velvet where an interviewer tries desperately to pin him down only to tap out directly to him towards the end. You can see the shit-eating grin on his face through the cigarette smoke down through the years still.

EDIT: Oh, and there's this photo of him on set with Kyle McLaughlin where you notice THEY HAVE THE EXACT SAME HAIRSTYLE.

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Don’t think this has been mentioned on the board yet 

 

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You know I’ve liked the look of some of these CG anime recently, but this I’m not into at all. Looks like a modern Mainframe show.

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