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    I finally decided to get around to watching FMA brotherhood.

    I'm on epi 2 and it's pulling on my heart strings
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    I finally decided to get around to watching FMA brotherhood.

    I'm on epi 2 and it's pulling on my heart strings
    Episodes 1-13 are basically a sped up version of the original.
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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody... but my Thursday anime marathon didn't happen. As you may have guessed from the weather reports and my silence, I've had no internet (or even electricity this time!) since Wednesday. Managed to read seven manga volumes during the blackout (again, the Kindle has been a godsend, though the battery went flat after that). :p:

    Am currently at Aberystwyth ready for tomorrow's expo, a welcome break from doing nothing. The current Aberanime president showed me the first two eps of D-Frag!, which were alright... also the first two eps of Witch Craft Works, which were fantastic. Glad I came, since nobody else mentioned it, and I probably wouldn't have checked it out on my own.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Aiko, don't suppose you could translate something for me please (well, not translate, you can if you want but, anything new?)? =l
    Like 7 weeks until April and nothing new on the new series of Fairy Tail... anything new in the below text that we don't know already? (Taken directly from Japanese Fairy Tail official website).

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    A new anime series has been announced for Hiro Mashima's popular battle fantasy manga, Fairy Tail!

    Fairy Tail, we fight because of our strong bond as companions!

    Returning are our favourite guild members: celestial wizard Lucy, dragon slayer Natsu, flying cat Happy, Ice wizard Gray and swords woman Erza.

    Together, we will fight against the legendary enemy of mankind, the most evil mage of all time, Zeref!

    If you're looking for an exact date, it doesn't say. :no:

    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Thanks for the suggestions everybody... but my Thursday anime marathon didn't happen. As you may have guessed from the weather reports and my silence, I've had no internet (or even electricity this time!) since Wednesday. Managed to read seven manga volumes during the blackout (again, the Kindle has been a godsend, though the battery went flat after that). :p:

    Am currently at Aberystwyth ready for tomorrow's expo, a welcome break from doing nothing. The current Aberanime president showed me the first two eps of D-Frag!, which were alright... also the first two eps of Witch Craft Works, which were fantastic. Glad I came, since nobody else mentioned it, and I probably wouldn't have checked it out on my own.
    Ah, must be incredibly frustrating to book the day off from work, only to yet again have no internet. I know I would be. :sadnod:

    As for Witch Craft Works, it's one of my guilty pleasures of the season and I'm enjoying it so far. I didn't recommend it because it's not something that's, um, that great, I guess. I do love the ED, though. :giggle:
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    (Original post by JWH)
    Yo people I admittedly pretty much never post in here but I actually have something anime related (sort of) I think some people might be interested in :woo:. Some/ all of you may already know of this game but it's J-stars victory vs



    I only sadly heard of this the other day and now I really hope it comes to europe. It seems to be basically be a Shounen Jump version of smash bros just over a 3d map, much prettier, a lot more playable characters and possibly more chaotic. It's 4 player fighter game (which says something for me as I never get excited for fighters). Team up moves are possible and some of the attacks are large in scale. Which isn't surprising with the likes of Luffy and Goku being playable characters. But it looks to be a pure chaos and very fun fighting game so I really want to play it haha.

    Though it has also got me wishing non shounen jump characters could have been put into a game like this like Edward Elric or Eren Jaeger. As seeing a titan fighting the likes of Luffy, Tsuna and many others would be so awesome.
    Missed this post. This game looks absolutely amazing. I need to get this. :giggle:
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    I started watching NANA since it was Valentine's Day~ watched the first five eps, it's great and Romi Paku is great too. Asaka Morio, this guy directed Chihayafuru, NANA, Chobits, Kobato and Cardcaptor Sakura? I haven't seen a few of those but it's clear I need to check them out
    And that's why Madhouse occasionally makes such great shows :3

    Also, KlK ep 18 was insane. Not ~quite~ flamenco levels of insane (which just ramped up ANOTHER level which I seriously didn't think was possible, this show has pulled that at least 6 or 7 times now), but gloriously insane nonetheless. And this scene where Satsuki was knocked back and rolled again made me think of Utena ><
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    Kill la Kill. I can't handle all these twists :coma:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Missed this post. This game looks absolutely amazing. I need to get this. :giggle:
    What I really like about this (other than how pretty it looks and the pure chaos of it) is thanks to characters being from so many different worlds their fighting styles are all by the looks of it very different. This isn't surprising but I like it. As long as they keep a good variety of moves in this could be so much fun.

    Though I know I am mostly going to end up just playing as Luffy most of the time :laugh:
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Ah, must be incredibly frustrating to book the day off from work, only to yet again have no internet. I know I would be. :sadnod:

    As for Witch Craft Works, it's one of my guilty pleasures of the season and I'm enjoying it so far. I didn't recommend it because it's not something that's, um, that great, I guess. I do love the ED, though. :giggle:
    Very frustrating. :indiff: Wish I'd booked the Monday after the Expo instead... though I do have the coming Wednesday off, so I'll just postpone everything I'd planned to do until then.

    As for the Expo itself, it was pretty good! Bigger this year as well, they'd opened up another area of the building to make room for more stalls. I wasn't sure what I'd end up buying there, what with my self-imposed printed manga limits and all, but the wide range of blurays on offer ensured that I spent as much as I've done every other year. :p:

    Loot:

    Hellsing Ultimate - xDave-'s post a couple of pages ago reminded me I should get around to it.

    Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~ - Have been meaning to watch that since 2012, along with all the other titles at the bottom of this blog post... have only mangaged Nyaruko-san since then!

    Roujin Z- Looks fun, and has great staff involved!

    Iria - This one's on DVD. Only really bought it because I hadn't heard of it before (always a shock when that happens :p:), but the character designs appeal to me, and it seems fairly highly rated on A-P.

    Soundtrack for .hack//SIGN - the OP, ED and one of the insert themes were among the first anime music files I downloaded. Probably my first time hearing Yuki Kajiura's compositions, too. Shame the series itself was so boring. :giggle:

    Volume 7 of Knights of Sidonia and 14 of Psyren - again, series I was already collecting last year are unaffected by my manga ban. Bought these semi-blind, as (having no internet) I wasn't able to make a list of which volumes I already had. Skimmed through them quickly to check, and managed to spoil myself pretty badly for Psyren, but at least I didn't end up buying duplicates.

    1 bottle of melon flavoured ramune (which was very tasty). Bought the original flavoured one last year, so thought I'd try a variation.

    1 box of green tea flavoured mochi - haven't touched those yet, but they should make for good anime marathon snacks.

    1 pack of Panda Pocky... may contain real panda? :dontknow: :p:
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Very frustrating. :indiff: Wish I'd booked the Monday after the Expo instead... though I do have the coming Wednesday off, so I'll just postpone everything I'd planned to do until then.
    I have quite a bit more holiday leave at my new job, so I'm thinking of doing the same as you and booking off the occasional day or two, likely a Friday or Monday to maximise the weekend and to simply watch anime for the majority of it. I just need to iron out my travelling plans, including my trips back to Japan, before doing this.

    As for the Expo itself, it was pretty good! Bigger this year as well, they'd opened up another area of the building to make room for more stalls. I wasn't sure what I'd end up buying there, what with my self-imposed printed manga limits and all, but the wide range of blurays on offer ensured that I spent as much as I've done every other year. :p:
    That's some loot. As someone who doesn't buy any anime, manga or related merchandise, I've always felt that expos/conventions are somewhat wasted on me. I suppose you're going for the experience as well. For instance, when I went to the New York Comic Con, the talks were very interesting and justified the visit for me. I had no desire to buy anything as my interest in anime or manga doesn't really stretch beyond watching or reading either, and given that I can easily access everything online, it seems redundant to buy anything. I know it's a bad mindset to have and I appreciate that you're not buying something solely because you haven't seen or read it, you're buying it due to the sentiment of possessing a collection. Something tangible to validate your interest, so to speak.

    Anyway, I'm blabbering, it's just something I'm quite intrigued about. After all, we're both very similar in that we're not casual viewers of anime, and yet, I've never had the desire to buy anything. I suppose I have other interests that I'd rather spend money on, which is definitely a contributive factor. Although, the primary reason is definitely because I'd have little use in buying a DVD box set or a manga volume when I can easily access either online. In fact, I rarely buy DVDs or magazines at all now, anime/manga or not. Digital all the way.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    That's some loot. As someone who doesn't buy any anime, manga or related merchandise, I've always felt that expos/conventions are somewhat wasted on me. I suppose you're going for the experience as well. For instance, when I went to the New York Comic Con, the talks were very interesting and justified the visit for me. I had no desire to buy anything as my interest in anime or manga doesn't really stretch beyond watching or reading either, and given that I can easily access everything online, it seems redundant to buy anything. I know it's a bad mindset to have and I appreciate that you're not buying something solely because you haven't seen or read it, you're buying it due to the sentiment of possessing a collection. Something tangible to validate your interest, so to speak.

    Anyway, I'm blabbering, it's just something I'm quite intrigued about. After all, we're both very similar in that we're not casual viewers of anime, and yet, I've never had the desire to buy anything. I suppose I have other interests that I'd rather spend money on, which is definitely a contributive factor. Although, the primary reason is definitely because I'd have little use in buying a DVD box set or a manga volume when I can easily access either online. In fact, I rarely buy DVDs or magazines at all now, anime/manga or not. Digital all the way.
    A big part of the appeal of the Telford expo for me is meeting up with Aberanime members (mostly former members, these days), it's sort of an annual tradition for us all. Not one that Arriva Trains had bargained on when they arranged the rail replacement coach... It was 7:30 AM, and the huge vehicle was still so packed that they had to arrange taxis for a few people. :p: Not the most comfortable of journeys I've ever been on. :no:

    I realize I could get the same titles in as good quality for free by torrenting, and obviously do so for the majority of anime I watch... but yeah, I'm a hoarder who likes to collect things and has little else to spend money on. Although I'm starting driving lessons next week, so I may have to adjust my monthly budget quite a bit. :yes:

    On a related note, after spending so much at the expo, I don't have a lot of money left to refill my Kindle with licensed e-manga... I got through a lot of my backlog while I was without electricity. :p: So, I'll be taking the free option (admittedly for a series that I couldn't buy in English anyway) by downloading Prunus Girl.
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    Ok, some random thoughts from me…

    The latest episode of Chuunibyou was so adorable. Nice to see some much needed progression on the romantic front.

    Generally, everything about this series is so cute and amusing. It's perfect for those after work evenings where I don't want to focus too hard and can simply enjoy the antics that ensue.

    Hats off to KyoAni as well. The characters are extremely fluid and often you'll see more than three of them moving in a single scene, which is a rarity in anime. You really have to appreciate the attention to detail. It's a shame, really. I understand that KyoAni have found their niche and are running with it, but such production values could be better served if they attempted something like FMP again. Maybe in the future...

    Log Horizon is becoming more and more established by the episode. Everything is slowly coming together and I'm liking what I'm seeing.

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    I'm still surprised and confused at how accepting they are of their situation. None of them seem to care that much that they've left the real world and are now living in this new one. There's been no talk of finding a way back at all. It's like all of them have readily accepted their new lives in this world with no intention to return. I'm sure this'll be touched upon later, or at least, I can only hope.

    Hajime no Ippo Rising is doing what it's doing best. There's not much to say other than that. I love how they flesh out each opponent. Every fight unfolds with the necessary amount of exposition, but still remains very enjoyable to watch and doesn't suffer from pacing issues at all. Easily one of the best series I'm watching at the moment, and there was no doubting that going into it.

    Strike the Blood is a funny series. It doesn't really know where it's going. We have this set premise, and essentially 'stuff' happens (all on this one island the series is based on). Each arc has very little connection with the one before it, but that doesn't mean it's bad. The compensation is that the characters themselves develop with each arc, largely in developing a crush on our main protagonist and joining his ever growing harem. It's not a fantastic series, but I still enjoy watching it each week. I never question whether I should watch this one or not, which means it's doing something right.

    Ok, I've already written an essay of a post, and it's unlikely anybody will read this… Once I start, I can't stop. I've only managed to cover four of the 28 or so series I'm following.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    A big part of the appeal of the Telford expo for me is meeting up with Aberanime members (mostly former members, these days), it's sort of an annual tradition for us all.
    Ah, that makes sense. It's always a lot more fun going with friends who share the same interest as you, especially if it's a tradition. I didn't even factor the social aspect of it, even though it's probably the main reason the majority of people go. Reflexive of the fact that anime and manga has always been a closet hobby of mine.
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    Just a question guys but how old are people here generally ?


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    Guys, new Dragon Ball Z Kai anime to premier in April:
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/ne...ere-on-april-6
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    That's some loot. As someone who doesn't buy any anime, manga or related merchandise, I've always felt that expos/conventions are somewhat wasted on me. I suppose you're going for the experience as well. For instance, when I went to the New York Comic Con, the talks were very interesting and justified the visit for me. I had no desire to buy anything as my interest in anime or manga doesn't really stretch beyond watching or reading either, and given that I can easily access everything online, it seems redundant to buy anything. I know it's a bad mindset to have and I appreciate that you're not buying something solely because you haven't seen or read it, you're buying it due to the sentiment of possessing a collection. Something tangible to validate your interest, so to speak.
    As well as a bit of cosplay, I've bought a few figures, a couple of plushies and an art book (<3). Also a few little things like posters, badges (TWEWY BADGES! <3), shirts. I never go to the talks at conventions. I know that figures and anime merchandise tend to have a massive markup at expos, but you just can't help yourself when you get there ><

    And I've wanted to buy posters too, but you always dig through boxes and boxes and it's all Haruhi or Death Note or Final Fantasy or whatever. There isn't even a lot of Eva. Well, I'm just talking about London MCM though. At that point I just feel that I would buy anything with one of my favourite characters on it just because it was there, regardless of quality.

    A couple of times though I've vowed only to buy art books. Although I only own one - a Hoshino Lily Pingudrum art book - I really think they're wonderful. Even though I wish I could read all the Japanese comments. Official art books, not the crappy ones filled with bad fanart. They have smooth shiny pages and the art is so gorgeous you fall in love with the drawings so quickly. I guess that Pingudrum is a super artsy-type series though. I'd love to have a Gurren Lagann artbook.

    The only anime/manga I own though are two volumes of Pokespe and a few movies. Actually Pokespe is the only manga I've read. I'm not really comfortable reading manga on a screen ><


    I've been rewatching Jojo - which is not something I intended to do! I-I just opened up the first ep to watch the OP, and then... and then... well. I'm so very excited for Part 3 next season. Wish I had someone to watch it with.
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    I tend to only buy physical anime and manga for series I particularly love - feel like I should give a little back since the UK market doesn't get much to start with. I have zero interest in merchandise though.....was tempted by a Nyanko-sensei plushie in Akihabara but it was fecking massive and I didn't have room. Aside from that moment of "OMG WANT!" I've no real interest, just pick up small things like the odd pin or keyring.

    Love looking at artbooks, but they are so expensive I can never justify buying them.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    I had no desire to buy anything as my interest in anime or manga doesn't really stretch beyond watching or reading either, and given that I can easily access everything online, it seems redundant to buy anything. I know it's a bad mindset to have and I appreciate that you're not buying something solely because you haven't seen or read it, you're buying it due to the sentiment of possessing a collection. Something tangible to validate your interest, so to speak.
    I feel really bad if I try and read manga online. Knowing that the mangaka has pretty much slaved away, cooped up all week working on it only for me to quickly skim over it in five minutes and give them nothing back just makes me feel so guilty. As a result I have nearly 400 volumes of manga. Yet even though I'm sure the people that make anime work just as hard, I don't feel bad watching anime online so I've spent pretty much no money on it even though I've watched quite a lot. It's strange...
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    (Original post by TroyAndAbed)
    I feel really bad if I try and read manga online. Knowing that the mangaka has pretty much slaved away, cooped up all week working on it only for me to quickly skim over it in five minutes and give them nothing back just makes me feel so guilty. As a result I have nearly 400 volumes of manga. Yet even though I'm sure the people that make anime work just as hard, I don't feel bad watching anime online so I've spent pretty much no money on it even though I've watched quite a lot. It's strange...
    ^ That was pretty much my mindset until recently, when my manga collection outgrew my bedroom, so now I've switched to buying a mix of anime DVDs/Blurays (which take up less space) and emanga. :giggle: I still stick to the principle of never reading scanlations for licensed manga though, even though I'll download licensed anime without a second thought... very weird indeed, but glad to hear I'm not the only one. :p:
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    ^ That was pretty much my mindset until recently, when my manga collection outgrew my bedroom, so now I've switched to buying a mix of anime DVDs/Blurays (which take up less space) and emanga. :giggle: I still stick to the principle of never reading scanlations for licensed manga though, even though I'll download licensed anime without a second thought... very weird indeed, but glad to hear I'm not the only one. :p:
    I can relate to the problem of space... I've filled up my bookshelves so I'm starting to end up with piles of manga stacked up on the floor. I don't seem to be slowing down though - I've got a 10% off voucher for Book Depository which pretty much means a ridiculous amount of manga shall be bought. I agree with your principle - some things will never make it over here so scanlations are pretty much the only way for them to be enjoyed outside of Japan. The manga vs anime thing is strange but I'm glad someone else feels the same way.
 
 
 
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