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by llj
Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Sailor Moon to be licensed by Viz Media
Replies: 34
Views: 6422

Re: Sailor Moon to be licensed by Viz Media

I'd probably hold out for a better one if I had the first Viz release, but with Toei who knows if they will ever do proper HD releases of many of their long running TV shows. For me, I've waited long enough to own the first season on disc and I decided this current release is basically "good en...
by llj
Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Sailor Moon to be licensed by Viz Media
Replies: 34
Views: 6422

Re: Sailor Moon to be licensed by Viz Media

I picked up the new Sailor Moon BD re-release of season 1 from Viz. I didn't buy the first release, but I picked this up on the word that this is the Toei upscale and not the Viz 2015 one. So far, so good. DNR is detected by the absence of grain, but the image is very clear and crisp. Here is a quic...
by llj
Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

So, I finished Minami Kamakura Cycling Club, which wraps up my current dip into the brief blip in cycling anime of the mid 2010s with Yowamushi Pedal, Long Riders, and Minami Kamakura. Of the 3 titles, Minami Kamakura probably has the most lush scenic artwork and consistent character models, but it'...
by llj
Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

Finally watched Girls Und Panzer Der Film. This movie...will not hold your hand. If you don't know these characters before you watch this, you'll be hopelessly lost as this film doesn't even try to introduce or explain the 20+ characters featured in the film. Hell, I watched the TV series just a yea...
by llj
Sun Aug 28, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

I dig Iria, but mostly for being just a good action anime, the action scenes really are well executed. Explosions, smoke, gunplay, hand to hand combat are crisp and mostly all on point. The story and plotting is OK, but mostly serves to move the action along.
by llj
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

Yeah, Ayane's High Kick was promoted a lot and seemed like it had a good DVD print run. Someone at CPM must have really liked it. Maybe I'm wrong and it did well, but my impression is that it didn't sell well... Anyway, I've been watching a bunch of cycling related anime this week. Yowamushi Pedal--...
by llj
Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

Anyway, I watched a few anime that had been on my distant radar these past 15 years: Ayane's High Kick--This anime has to be the most widely available "failure" of all the 90s OVA's that were released in the US. I've probably seen the CPM DVDs of this title in almost every used DVD shop I ...
by llj
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

Yeah, they rebooted Evangelion a couple of years ago into 4 movies.

The original Evangelion series was the TV series and End of Evangelion movie.

The new movies are reboots. They are somewhat different in message and tone.
by llj
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

Black Rock Shooter--It started off very intriguing, with a slow psychological build that kept me guessing as to where it was going. Was this a horror anime? Psychological thriller? For about 5 episodes it genuinely felt like it could go almost anywhere. Unfortunately, it ended on a fairly generic &q...
by llj
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: What are you Watching?
Replies: 1474
Views: 296811

Re: What are you Watching?

Finished KILL la KILL. Essentially, this is a battle shounen anime with a female protagonist, albeit one that is extremely well executed. Ryuko is a great reverse-gender shounen heroine, though at times she threatens to be usurped of her heroine status by the smarter and mentally stronger character ...