[MA-SOC] Current Viewing (was Re: Death Note, Blue Dragon, Claymore, etc.)
ralphyoung at optonline.net
Thu Apr 5 21:33:10 EDT 2007
I want to check out Claymore but haven't yet.
Finished Soukou no Strain this week, I'm really not sure if I liked the
ending or not. I have to hand it to S-Strain, though, it managed to
introduce several characters, make me interested in them, and then kill them
off, usually within the space of two or three episodes each.
I watched half of the "Welcome to the NHK" series a few months ago -- up to
the then-current state of its fansubbing -- and then forgot to update. I've
gotten around to it again. There is a cool story arc involving MMORPGs that
I found a hoot, especially in that the MMORPG in question was a thinly
veiled Final Fantasy XI (the only MMO I've more than fiddled with).
Speaking of MMORPGs, I still haven't seen the last two episodes of
.Hack//ROOTS. Has anybody else read the novel .Hack//AI Buster? I so want
to discuss its significance with another Hackophile but nobody I know has
On the manga front, Genshiken Vol. 8 released, and I'm pleased with the plot
development -- Genshiken being a laid-back slice-of-life comedy, its easy to
forget there actually is a plot, but there are developments. Wishy-washy
Sasahara finally made a move with self-destructive Ogiue, and it played out
somewhat differently than I had expected it to. I am intrigued by how the
story sort of rolled from a seriously shounen to a rather shoujo atmosphere;
I'm not sure if its deliberate or not.
Still irritatedly waiting for the 4th volume of Yotsuba& to come out. Grrr.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Fung" <aoshi00 at hotmail.com>
To: <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 11:59 PM
Subject: [MA-SOC] Death Note, Blue Dragon, Claymore, etc.
> Regarding the Death Note anime, the inevitable came last night! W/o
> spoilers, I read that same part in manga a year or two ago, it had quite
> impact then, I thought I would be rdy for it in the anime version, but
> was it presented skillfully and artistically. I still feel the shivers
> sadness today even after watching the scene twice last night. You gave me
> another reason to love you again Yamaguchi Kappei (since Saotome Ranma).
> that basically wraps up the first part of Death Note, I hope the 2nd part
> would be good, a little worried how cramped it would be since there aren't
> eps left.
> Busou Renkin ended last week at ep 26, all in all an excellent anime
> adaptation. D. Gray-man is moving into the 2nd arc too, so still have
> a year to go, things would get fast here entering the battle w/ the Noah
> Saw the 5 min trailer for Blue Dragon, I still don't like the new cast
> I was used to the game's original cast where I spent 60 hours w/.. Inoue
> Marina's Shu was better and the villain Nene sounds like a plain geezer
> Wakamoto Norio (Cell in DBZ). The settting and characters'
> roles/relationship are very different too, can't be helped since it would
> 51 eps long.
> Claymore, no complaints, more Kuwashima Houko goodness for me :) The
> reminds me of Nagano Mamoru's char. design (Five Star stories), a little
> exotic and out of the ordinary. The gore is intact, except the lighting's
> little dark to cover to it. Great ED too.
> Rich -- alrdy attracted by "Hayate no Gotoku!" (Hayate the Combat Butler)
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