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by llj
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1352
Views: 113579

Re: What are you Watching?

Recently finished Gundam ZZ for the first time. It definitely improved as the show went on. I know I'm in the vast minority here, but I enjoyed it more than Zeta. I found Judau to be more likable than Kamille -- or at least less prone to random mood swings. Also watched 8 Man After, which is now av...
by llj
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?

That makes me want to ask this: Which genre was big among children and young teenage in the 1980s? Science-fiction? Action? Fantasy? Is there any general formula to make a successful television series that translated well to selling toys? Rattling off the big names in the 80-- there was He-Man, Vol...
by llj
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: How big was Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?

It was not nearly as big as Voltron or Robotech, or as ubiquitous as the 80s Astro Boy. Trust me, during the 80s I seeked out every "Japanese style" cartoon on North American TV and Saber Rider was not a show that had much buzz at the time. I would say in terms of popularity it was around the same l...
by llj
Sun May 17, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your memories of anime theatrical release?
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Your memories of anime theatrical release?

This one's a toughie. While I have dim memories of watching an anime in a rep theatre back in the late 80s, I couldn't really tell you for sure what anime it was. It may not even have been in Japanese or english, but some other language dubbed over it (either Cantonese or something else).
by llj
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1352
Views: 113579

Re: What are you Watching?

Finally finished Little Princess Sara. As far as WMT shows go, it's one of the best from the 80s...but still a significant step down from their 70s shows. Though much of the fault lies with the source material, which has displays some of the problems with Victorian literature in that they often rely...
by llj
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Series you think that should had been bigger in the West?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Series you think that should had been bigger in the West?

The Golgo 13 series is faithful to the comic, in both the good and bad ways. The anime movie is therefore the much more casual-appealing intro to the franchise.
by llj
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1352
Views: 113579

Re: What are you Watching?

Yes! I'm getting around to the 3rd season now. Just a really surprisingly well done show.
by llj
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1352
Views: 113579

Re: What are you Watching?

Chihayafuru--This is surprisingly a really fun show! Even though the rules of karuta can take a while to grasp, and the strategies even moreso, you get enough of the general idea for the dramatic gaming scenes to work. What makes the show work best though is the characterization, which is done patie...
by llj
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: How have the drawings changed over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: How have the drawings changed over the years?

As others mentioned, there has been more of a 'clean line' aesthetic. This isn't just limited to anime. Much of mainstream media now features a 'cleaner' aesthetic, emphasizing uniform precision over linework. Some of this is because of the change in tools, some of this is because it's a philosophy ...
by llj
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1352
Views: 113579

Re: What are you Watching?

Started this show, quickly thought it was bad and always said I was coming back for a podcast review. So, uh, I'll get there eventually. It's...it basically starts off like Gurren Lagann, turns into Evangelion, then turns into Gunbuster 2. If you didn't like those shows I could see why it would be ...