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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Shows I've watched recently:

    Ouran High School Host Club (7/10)


    This show was rarely laugh-out-loud for me. Maybe it just isn't my type of humor. But it was definitely "put a smile on your face" all the time. It felt boring at times, and I didn't particularly love the characters (like a few other shows with an eccentric cast, the straight man was my favorite). But it was still entertaining, partially in a relaxing way. So more "slice of life" than comedy or romance. I've seen people wishing for a season 2 of this, but it's one of those shows where I'm just "that was fun, but I think it's enough".

    Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou (8/10)

    Ways to get me interested in a show: Make the main girl a shy antisocial type. Add in a diverse cast, consisting of an alcoholic unlucky adult, the most masochistic guy ever, a guy who is too nice at least according to everyone else, and whatever the hell Sayaka is trying to be. Add in great verbal humor, and background humor, notably Ritsu holding and reading a book no matter where she is or the circumstances.

    Ways to piss me off: Unfinished story. But not just any unfinished story, because I'm used to those. One so unfinished, it didn't feel like any progress was made at all. Exchanging phone information doesn't count as progress. Also, side note, why do many shows call text messages "emails"? That bothers me more than it should. I believe I heard that the manga ended last year. Let's see a season 2 of this, it deserves it. Very funny, great cast.
    Japan simply didn't have sms and majority still doesn't.
    See, Japanese cellphone software and contracts work a bit differently from what we know in the rest of the world. Whenever you get a new cellphone contract in Japan, you not only get a number but also a complementary, fixed e-mail address from the provider. And that address is at least as (if not more) important than the actual number when it comes to communicating with people.

    These email addresses are different from “normal” internet email adresses in that they are hard-bound to your cellphone contract, that you can only get one of them by actually signing such a contract, and that they are capable of some things that normal email simply cannot do. With one of the most important features being direct, chat-like text communication between them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millhi View Post
    Japan simply didn't have sms and majority still doesn't.
    That's...actually a cool idea. Kinda wonder how that would affect spammers. Guess it wouldn't, since most still call.

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    Only a weebo will get the joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    [IMG]https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/421/267/ff8.jpg[IMG]

    Only a weebo will get the joke.
    Hahahaha xd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
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    Only a weebo will get the joke.
    Glad I'm not a weeb I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Glad I'm not a weeb I guess
    Your avatar disagrees with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimson View Post
    Your avatar disagrees with you.
    should i go with it's ironic or that jojo's transcends weebhood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizzit View Post
    Zombieland Saga - This series is way funnier than I thought it would be. The manager in particular cracks me up. It's almost entirely due to Miyano Mamoru. Anyone else delivering those line wouldn't have nearly the same impact. Also, in the second episode when Sakura straight up slaps the one girl's head outa Saki's hands I had to pause it cause I was laughing for a solid min.
    Ya I’m enjoying this series especially the parts with that cop who keeps showing up

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    Potentially bad news, due to being bought by Sony, Funimation is splitting up with Crunchyroll. Which feels like it lessens the chances even more of Funi dubbing shows. Unless this means Sentai gets those chance, since they're taking Funimation's spot on VRV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    should i go with it's ironic or that jojo's transcends weebhood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Potentially bad news, due to being bought by Sony, Funimation is splitting up with Crunchyroll. Which feels like it lessens the chances even more of Funi dubbing shows. Unless this means Sentai gets those chance, since they're taking Funimation's spot on VRV.
    I don't think it'll be that bad for the dubbing of shows. If Sony are serious and let themselves/FUNimation throw money around for licenses, it'll just continue as normal. They'll negotiate for the subbing and dubbing rights at the same time.

    It's basically just a return to before the partnership. Except FUNimation potentially have more money to put towards licenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Potentially bad news, due to being bought by Sony, Funimation is splitting up with Crunchyroll. Which feels like it lessens the chances even more of Funi dubbing shows. Unless this means Sentai gets those chance, since they're taking Funimation's spot on VRV.
    Ah, that's a shame. I dropped my Crunchyroll and FUNimation subscriptions for VRV, since it was convenient to stream to the TV from one single app that had access to both of their shows for the price of one subscription. That said, I've watched most of what I wanted to see on CR, so I guess I'll stick around for the convenience of being able to stream Gintama, LoGH (from HDive which will be replacing FUNimation), and check in on RWBY volume 6 before renewing my FUNimation subscription.

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    Yes, this is Shinkai's work.

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    If you're subscribed to VRV, I recommend you try to watch the following FUNimation shows before they leave:

    • Trigun
    • Black Butler
    • Full Metal Panic
    • Sword of the Stranger
    • Spice & Wolf
    • The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    • The Vision of Escalefowne
    • Assassination Classroom

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    Oh, and I almost forgot one of the best ones!
    • Hetalia

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    Zombieland Saga ep. 3. Still quite enjoying this. The producer is still the highlight for me. The VA is a master at portraying both the crazy over the top antics as well as the subdued series moments. That opening speech was fantastic and the joke about him trying to spell guerrilla in engligh, totally failing and switching to kanji was really well timed. I will say the actual idol performance part was by far the weakest part. The switch to 3d was really off-putting. The song was somewhat catchy though.

    I am probably reading way too much into things, but I can't help wondering if there is more to Junko's character design. She is the only one of the girls that is a patchwork of a number of different skin tones. Her backstory is she was a solo idol but I wonder if maybe that isn't true and the producer did something crazy and actually made her outa the parts of a number of different idols or something.

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    HiDive is a better bargain than Funimation anyways.

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    Also Bunny Girl Senpai had a good start

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    So I have read some reviews that seem to think the crappy CGI dance in Zombieland was intentionally bad as a joke making fun of other idol series that use CGI for their dance numbers. If that is true, that is pretty funny but went way over my head. Then again, I have never watched any other idol anime series.

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    It was too try hard to be so bad it's funny KonoSuba style. I do think they still did it CGI on purpose to emulate other idol shows being CGI and make fun of them in a way, but were actually trying, just without the budget that a show like Love Live gets.

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    Bunny Girl is...not what I was hoping. Still watching for now, but the trippy, Schrodinger's Bunny stuff is just not keeping me interested.

    Dropped manga sister show after two episodes. It was just boring.

    Merc Storia is a surprisingly comfy adventure fantasy still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Potentially bad news, due to being bought by Sony, Funimation is splitting up with Crunchyroll. Which feels like it lessens the chances even more of Funi dubbing shows.
    This sounds like amazing news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Bunny Girl is...not what I was hoping.
    Out of curiosity, what were you hoping for?

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