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Posted 2/19/13
Holy Moly! You're going to need your Crucnhy Roll there, especially coming out of California. Isn't Idaho the state with the lowest population? or is it one of the Dakotas? One of those states has such a low population that it only has one Representative in the House.

Good air and blue skies and lots of room there.
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I like the original one better -- it develops better. The bro'hood one goes to an ending, so it's worth watching for the plot reconstruction.
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Yep, I'm here and I'm in.

Spent President's Day weekend catching up on "Walking Dead" -- I'd tried to watch it last year and it didn't grab me. I watched it from the beginning upto this season. I also watched the entire BBC "Being Human," just in time, it turns out, as the current season in UK will be the last. Slept through US Being Human last night. Just a little break from Anime. I can barely remember what I've watched recently.
I usually have to see Anime twice to get it to stick, and even then I may remember nothing. It's been that way as long as I've been watching Anime. I cou;dn't make heads or tails of Inuyasha or Full Metal Alchemist -- although Bo-bo-bo-bo Bo-bo-bo always amused me no end. Knowing the characters isn't as essential as in the ones with more structured plots.

Planning to watch "Time of Eve," in news on CR, available to 2/28, next. Just re-ordered my queue to mix it up. I have Netflix, Crunchy Roll, and Hulu Plus streaming through my XBox 360 (and Anime-plus on my computer for downloads I can put on DVDs: I like to watch a lot of anime frame by frame or slow-mo, ones that have good artwork in them, just for the visual experience..

Naruto has long been my favorite; however, when we lost Jiraiya, I lost interest. I like the interpersonal parts and the Konoha parts of the series more than the away battling parts, though the battles are all good: clear and understandable, with personality.

Mentioned the new one,"Time of Eve," in case anyone wants to watch at the same time and comment here, like a book club?


I watch most episodes twice. When the new episode is released I usually watch the previous episode to get "psyched" for the new one and I usually find I forgot a thing or two so it serves two purposes for me... I watched the last four episodes of FMA Brotherhood about 5 times just to completely wrap my head around it...
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Posted 2/19/13
I'm not alone in viewing and reviewing, whew!

I notice on a lot of the comedy series, things go so fast, I'd like to slow them down to catch it all. Watching Mai Mi My or whatever that is and it is all over the place.

Speaking of reviewing -- Foolie Coolie bears watching the whole series repeatedly.
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Posted 2/19/13
One must-see for the Old Anime Fans: Samurai Champloo, a postmodern romp to Edo long ago.
Posted 2/20/13
Yes, speaking of reviewing..GetBackers is one I am watching yet again. That and FOTNS, Shippuden, and there was a time when I couldn't get enough of The Big Windup. Might watch that again too. I have a blank weekend coming up so lots of time for good anime rewatching.

And oh am I psyched about the release of Mad Bull 34. I saw some episodes on youtube. The reviews of this anime were all over the place, so I had to watch for myself.
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Yes, speaking of reviewing..GetBackers is one I am watching yet again. That and FOTNS, Shippuden, and there was a time when I couldn't get enough of The Big Windup. Might watch that again too. I have a blank weekend coming up so lots of time for good anime rewatching.

And oh am I psyched about the release of Mad Bull 34. I saw some episodes on youtube. The reviews of this anime were all over the place, so I had to watch for myself.


The Get Backers: I have one or two of the manga and hadn't thought about it in a while: I enjoyed the characters and the premise and didn't know that it was out in anime. I'm off to add it to my viewing list. Thanks!

Watching the Hogfather on Netflix right now -- with one eye on the tv and one on the laptop . . . . I thought I'd seen it before, but I think I may have only seen part of it. I may have seen a different one of the Discworld films. Have yet to read them.

It's so character-visual-good dialogue - rich that only parts stick to my ribs at any one time. Wonderful near/pre-steampunk fantasy.
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I don't think you'll be disappointed. I hate to keep pimping it, but it's in my top 5 anime's of all time. You gotta see it in HD though. It's in space after all. Good luck with the move. I had to move 3 times this year due to some BS, and that shit is no fun....


Prepping for a move myself -- back to California from Texas. DH transferred to Washington State in Nov, 2 years before we thought we would wind up his job here. I have simply retreated to my viewing list: so much to move and too many decisions to make. Got to get busier on eBay (my ID is the same there) and clear out dolls and books.

Don't know if we'll be renting out or selling the TX house; not a good time for selling still; however, Texas has taken in a lot of companies that were priced out of their locations by their success. Real estate is not terribly expensive here, and its laws are "business friendly."

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost wrote it's for the possessive its. Caught it just in time.

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Just joined yesterday and tried posting in the GB a couple of times but the computer was uncooperative, so I thought I would go here and say hi to everyone and thank moneygrip for creating this group. I really enjoyed reading every post in this thread. I've watched some of the anime mentioned but not others, so on the queue they go since you all make them sound so fascinating. Of the ones mentioned on this page that I've seen, I loved Getbackers and Samurai Champloo. I thought SC was pretty flawless, for my taste anyway. The story, the art, and especially the music!

I've watched anime for a long time but I'm a pretty slow watcher, partly due to time constraints and partly because I am also one of those who likes viewing and re-reviewing, sometimes to comprehend the storyline better, most of the time to linger on the artwork or dialogue or action. Then I get sucked into the black hole of looking at fanart and associated paraphernalia when I could be starting a new series. It's a neverending obsession.

To all those who are moving, have safe trips and may you not be deprived of anime and manga for too long during the process!
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I too want to say thanks for this group. Being an old..er..anime fan sometimes is very lonely. There is no one to talk to about your passion.

For me it's even worse..I'm an older anime fan girl. For me, yaoi is like a pleasant word sent from heaven. Unfortunately, as a fan girl, I have to find most of my "entertainment" in manga. As far as I know, there hasn't been a new anime yaoi release in some time..with the exception of Ai No Kusabi...which I have to add, the remake is not even close to being as good as the original.

Anyway...suffice to say I am over 30 and have been for some time. I have only been watching anime for about 6 years give or take. What saddens me is that it took so long for me to discover it. There is a lot of anime I missed...my mission is to buy as many Geneon titles as I can afford. I still feel sorrow over having missed out on Descendants of Darkness. Maybe, someday I can add it to my collection.

As for genre of anime I like most except for hentai, yuri, ecchi and I hate anything moe. Although...sometimes I have liked an anime that has been classified as ecchi.


Meant to say something about this in my earlier post, but it just didn't seem to mesh...

I'm an old(er) anime fangirl also. I've loved yaoi-type stuff since I was a wee lass, before I knew it had any kind of name like yaoi, BL, m/m, or slash. I never grew out of it, not that I ever expected to. I also read it more than I watch it because it seems more comes out to read than to watch, but I could be wrong and just not searching.

I loved Descendants of Darkness and watched it several times over. It was so good as anime, then I read the manga and just about numbed out from bliss. If you've read the manga then perhaps you know what I'm talking about: the personification of Touda, among other things! I'm so bummed out that the manga isn't completed yet. I think the artist injured her hand or something and can't quite draw the same, but there's hope that someday she can continue?

You know, I've watched anime for, well, many more years than 6, but there's always more than what I have time for. I used to get that sad feeling about having missed a lot of great anime. I'm still catching up with stuff, old and new, but with my time and my watching style, I'll never quite catch up. And I stopped worrying about it, as with many things. It's something nice about getting old(er)! During my university years I was actually surrounded by a lot of anime fans but I was the quiet type who never felt the need to discuss my anime experiences much with others. Again, as I've gotten older, I've learned to enjoy talking about it with fellow fans, and sometimes non-watchers who didn't know what anime is. It does depend on who you "meet" to inspire the conversation, like this group, for instance!
Posted 2/25/13 , edited 2/25/13
Nice to see there is another fangirl here. Although anime pickings of a yaoi nature are slim...there is still enough other anime out there to keep a fangirl interested. As for yaoi manga. and mags, I haven't bought much since the Japanese government instituted a war on fangirls with their censorship laws. I don't know it as fact..but have heard that the censorship is more "forgiving" in hentai. I don't care to research it either. Well like they say..all good things must come to an end.

Speaking of yaoi anime..if you haven't seen this check it out..I thought it was well done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8SP9yjCp9o
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^Aw yeah. Some of my favorites in that video. Haven't seen it before, so thanks! Morinaga x Tatsumi and Klaus x Taki are even more wondrous in motion, aren't they? Gee, I hope I remembered their names correctly. So many, names become a blur sometimes when I don't have the stuff right in front of me.

I agree, even without an intentional yaoi element the dedicated fangirl can find plenty to love in animedom. Although I'm hardly in-your-face about much of anything, I would be one of those terrible fangirls who can slash something or other together in just about any anime. But even if not, there's plenty that are nice just to look at for the art. And I'm not that terrible. I did start watching anime back in the day simply for the story and the animation without ulterior motives, and I still really enjoy good ole anime for anime's sake to this day, just like any other form of art. Manga is a different story.

The censorship is funny, especially when it's so clearly token. I just read the first 2 volumes of Starting With a Kiss and the tiny censorship bars leave not much to the imagination. Of course, there are other censorship tools like leaving out stuff completely. Seriously, at our age! Whatever our ages may be!

I've really enjoyed some North American yaoi webcomics that do not worry about censorship...at all.
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Holy Moly! You're going to need your Crucnhy Roll there, especially coming out of California. Isn't Idaho the state with the lowest population? or is it one of the Dakotas? One of those states has such a low population that it only has one Representative in the House.

Good air and blue skies and lots of room there.
I actually finally got moved up here just the other day. This is my first day I've had a chance to relax for a while. Not sure about the whole of Idaho really, but its nice up here. I'm in the panhandle so Washington and Canada are are both closer to me than the rest of Idaho. . And yeah as soon as our internet connection was set up today I put my compy on top of the closest available dresser and chilled out trying to catch up on some simulcasts.




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Speaking of reviewing -- Foolie Coolie bears watching the whole series repeatedly.
Yeah FLCL always makes me smile. It pleases my punk sensibilities. Plus it introduced me to the Pillows.

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Idaho is so beautiful, although is it still covered in snow at this time of year? Seems like a great cozy reason for settling down with some anime.
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May I ask what type(s) of dolls you're into? Like anime-ish related BJD or other types? Do you do the face-up and clothes yourself? Just wondering because I've always liked dolls but only recently paid attention to some doll websites when something came up in connection to a manga I was reading. The customization is amazing.
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