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Anybody else seen Binbogami Ga? It's incredibly funny. I'll probably have it finished up this week. I've been watching on Hulu. I decided to spring for Hulu Plus, and I'm definitely underwhelmed. Netflix is so far ahead of Hulu it's not even funny.
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True, but Hulu has such a large and quick-updating gallery!

I'm lucky enough to use 3 of them! I pay for CR, my sister shares her Hulu Plus, and my brother has Netflix

And my mom has Blockbuster....

Bimbogami Ga looked rather awesome, but I've never continued past the 1st episode. I do this thing where I gather my siblings together and we watch the first episode of random shows to find something we all really like.

I'm in the middle of Gundam X, 28 episodes in and I can see why they got canceled early...they totally forgot to "write the middle" of the Gundam story, you can see where it's headed and where it's from, but spending 4 episodes on "random villains" who all get their own un-named mobile suit with it's one gimmick, then they fight for one episode and BAMN, next episode new guy.

We had a fast mobile suit that was able to do a triple backflip and hand stands and somersaults at Super Saiyan speeds, but only strong enough to wield a single Beam-Knife......I don't get it.

A dude who uses wires to cut things, I don't know why.

And someone with a GIANT Mobile suit that reflect beam weapons.......when only our heroes have beam weapons. Seriously, normal bullets took it down!

So um yeah, that's what I"m up to.
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I just can't get over watching commercials when I'm paying. And sometimes the commercials don't load and the show just stalls out and I have to close the app and reopen it.
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I've finished Gundam X, woah that ending was a real treat. It just ends in a positive way, the way you expected everything to end when you were a kid.

And that was unexpected.

The commercials take a while sure, but it's not too bad. I only watch Hulu in my living room, where I can play with the dog's, grab a bite to eat, some water to drink, or well, anything ELSE while commercials are playing. I can tell you what tho, if you ever want to get caught up on Naruto or One Piece, use Hulu. Properly reading the sub-text of each episode and well, looking at the picture, you can easily avoid Filler, recap, nothing-happening, and episodes you don't care about.

Like Sanji's entire intro Arc, forget about it. Sanji's only here to save the crew from danger, as he wasn't invented WITH the plot, but after it. He's a Macguffin! Why else do you think they threw him on transvestite Island? Because Oda loves being an ass to the Macguffin! He just doesn't fit in the original scheme, he's a rogue factor! Forget about his intro, it doesn't make sense from a character perspective!

So, Gundam X had a good ending. I wasn't expecting something so ham-fisted to be sure ,but what do you expect from a canceled show? It did have an amazing, and I really mean AMAZING moment where the two pilots hug while spinning in space. That passionate embrace in space, the signature of Gundam Space Love? It had that. It was perfect. Garrod acted like a beast, and followed that up with acting like a boss, it was great.

Umm.......yeah.

I hate how Hulu only has Sub's for most of it's content, CrunchyRoll does too, what the hell yall. I don't mind the new stuff at all, but can't you get some dub's on here as well? Mostly for exposure sake.
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Now starting Katanagatari as my next anime. A 12 episode Hour length OVA series about a quest to collect 12 super-swords.

As you might know, Katana = Sword.

Since the Monogatari series, I know perfectly understand Gatari too

Gatari = Story

I feel smart.

AND THIS ANIME IS AS ROMANTIC WITHOUT BEING EROTIC AS THEY GET!


Casually sleeping in the same bed? Totally natural.
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Felstalker wrote:

As you might know, Katana = Sword.



Uhhhmm... Who DOESN'T know this?

Although katana isn't a direct translation of the English word "sword". It's a TYPE of Japanese sword.
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In a way. The Katana is the base while other swords are considered variations on it. While Japan might have their magical "Katana" They didn't have much else. Sure they had the spears and Long-bows and other neato japanese weapons. But really, how could they compare to Europe or Middle Asia?

Europe continuously evolve their swords to their ever growing war-like needs, while Japan was like "This...Katana thing, it's good enough right? Maybe we could make it longer...or shorter? Yeah, that's good"

Europe was all "ALL DAH SWORDS! WE WANT TWO HANDERS, ONE HANDERS, ONE AND A HALF HANDS, BUCKLERS AND GREAT SHIELDS! GIVE US CROSSBOWS AND LONG BOWS AND SHORT BOWS AND SPEARS! AXES AND HAMMERS AND FLAILS AND

You get what I mean.

I often consider the Katana the Japanese equivalent to an Arming sword, which is usually just called "Sword" or "Short Sword" and of course, "Knight's sword"
I mean, how many people know what you're talking about when you say Arming Sword? It's just a sword people were commonly armed with if they did have a sword.

Ain't as special as the Hand-and-a-Half, or Bastard, or Longsword. That one took work to learn! Blows the Katana out of the water in it's usability I say. Like seriously, it's longer, stronger, double edge, has a long hilts for entrapping weapons and arms. The only thing Katana wins' out on, is it died last.

Seriously, people have forgotten so much of how Europe used it's swords, they invented Fencing as a kinda "I think we did it like this" sport! Japan never forgot about Kendo! Cultural differences I guess.
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I just completed Katanagatari. I can say that it's a definite Must buy, on Blue-ray even! I've heard that unfortunately the localization decided to not Dub it in english, but the Japanese voice cast did wonderful. An additional Problem is the Sub's are apparently pretty bad, AND can not be turned off. The company who did it seems to be an off-dub company from what I can tell, but I didn't look into it yet, I might one day.

Skip below the Alert if you don't want to be spoiled. Even I, who hates spoilers, will read spoiler alerts just because I want to click it and read what that guy said. But my alert is a real spoiler. It's not a "Then Goku summons the magic dragon" spoiler or "Luke I am your father" no. There are statues of limitations on that shit. The statue for this is still up however, go watch it.

Go watch Katanagatari before reading the "hinting" spoiler spoiler comments ahead, this will I hope entertain you, and provide incentive to express yourself as I have.

WARNING; THERE BE SPOILERS AND ADULT LANGUAGE AHEAD, VIEW DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

No Seriously, read this ONLY if you've seen Katanagatari, OR you're not a fan of Historical Japanese Culture, and will never watch it. I mean, it is extremely Japanese, and I mean the old school Japanese way



Yeah, I don't know if you should read that or not. But I've got some strong emotions after seeing Katanagatari. Thats what makes it so great, yet so....yeah.

And for the most hilarious thing I've thought of today, everybody remembers "People die when they are killed' right?

I now have a counter to that.


OK so it doesn't make that much sense....but I think it's cool, it worked in context ok?

To be honest, this feeling is what more Anime should be giving us. I'd ask you for someone to reccomend something similar, but that'd be a spoiler, and while you can't really spoil it, you can.

So um, I just saw Katanagatari, it was awesome, what have you guys been watching?
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DON'T THINK! IMASINE!


hehe, Engrish....Imagine that.
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Who here has seen Haganai?
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There's only two of us! WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

I've seen the first half of it, but I kinda got side-tracked by a convention and cosplay and Gundam X and AoT and...yeaaaah.

I was unimpressed with my favorite parts ok? I want more out of my Male Protaganist. Guy who doesn't do anything is a HUUUUGE turn off for me. Like dude, one girl is being a sexy sadistic brute and the other a masochistic girl. My instincts to join one of them is absurdly high AND YOU DON'T EVEN MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT IT, YOU JUST STARE! You don't get horny, you don't get protective, you don't join the fun. WHY ARE YOU IN THIS STORY? EVERYBODY IS MAKING JOKES AND YOU'RE FAILING AS A STRAIGHT MAN! Be more like Abbot! The Straight man in a comedy Duo is often overlooked and EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!

As hilarious as Costello was when he asked "who's on first" was only so funny when the Abbot responded with a perfect "Exactly."


It's very important to get it right, AND YOU'RE A BRICK WALL, THEY THROW JOKES AT YOU AND YOU FAIL TO USE THEM!

I'd rather watch The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Kyon. At least he did something! Be it protect the target or let the evil one have her way, he always had a comment.


YEAH, I discovered how to put pictures in a few days ago, and now I'm throwing them everywhere.
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Trololololol lololol lol lol lolol!

Watching Hajime No Ippo in English now, never have I seen a show where I'm so desperately wanting "School" to be shown.

It's all amazing Boxing, but you just KNOW it's going to have one or two School friend episodes.
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I was unimpressed with my favorite parts ok? I want more out of my Male Protaganist. Guy who doesn't do anything is a HUUUUGE turn off for me. Like dude, one girl is being a sexy sadistic brute and the other a masochistic girl. My instincts to join one of them is absurdly high AND YOU DON'T EVEN MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT IT, YOU JUST STARE! You don't get horny, you don't get protective, you don't join the fun. WHY ARE YOU IN THIS STORY? EVERYBODY IS MAKING JOKES AND YOU'RE FAILING AS A STRAIGHT MAN! Be more like Abbot! The Straight man in a comedy Duo is often overlooked and EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!


Yeah, I'm pretty sure Kodaka is gay.

Rika point-blank asked him for sex, and he turned her down with a straight face.
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Oh, Kodaka gay? I WISH. That would imply he has a sex drive and/or character.

Oh no, Kanji from Persona 4? He's gay.

In fact, the addition of being gay adds to his character.

The best video to ever sum up my thoughts on Kanji.


Seriously, we already have people copying Rei Ayanami and Char Aznable (Ayanami Exp and Char Clones out the FACE)

Why can't we have Kanji clones eh? We have enough traps out here that I want one to win it out.
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He's not explicitly gay. And really, he's not gay at all, because he likes Naoto.
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