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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby Garasharp K7 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:15 am

Funimation already rescued Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 on DVD a few years back. As far as I can tell, there's no Blu ray release in Japan so there'd be little chance of the show getting the BD treatment Stateside if there's no HD source to work from. There's no BD for Silent Mobius over there either. Maybe that one will get a SDBD release if anyone decides to pick it up again.

As for the others, I'm hoping Discotek might pick up Tekkaman sometime in the not too distant future, since they already released the sequel OVA a few years ago. I'd like to see RahXephon back in print as well, though I caved in and imported the Japanese BD set earlier this year, so I'm not chomping at the bit for that one anymore. (It's a pretty decent set - it has the dub and subtitles too)
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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:31 am

Garasharp K7 wrote:Funimation already rescued Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 on DVD a few years back. As far as I can tell, there's no Blu ray release in Japan so there'd be little chance of the show getting the BD treatment Stateside if there's no HD source to work from. There's no BD for Silent Mobius over there either. Maybe that one will get a SDBD release if anyone decides to pick it up again.

As for the others, I'm hoping Discotek might pick up Tekkaman sometime in the not too distant future, since they already released the sequel OVA a few years ago. I'd like to see RahXephon back in print as well, though I caved in and imported the Japanese BD set earlier this year, so I'm not chomping at the bit for that one anymore. (It's a pretty decent set - it has the dub and subtitles too)


I had no idea Funimation released 2040. Though at this point, I'd rather have SDBDs than DVD copies. It saves on space. Though, I don't care what Silent Mobius comes out on, I just want to own it again. I regret getting rid of my DVDs. I also wish someone would bring the manga out again so I can finally pick that up, especially since I don't believe Dark Horse even translated the last few volumes.
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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby Rody » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:49 pm

lhb412 wrote:
lhb412 wrote:I'm sad I missed the Promare screenings.


Oooh, Primate will cone back for an encore in December -and Char's Counterattack will also be coming to theaters to celebrate Gundam's 40th!

Promare is definitely worth seeing on the big screen - the film takes the medium and just ROCKS with it.

Speaking of theaters, I went to see Konosuba! Legend of Crimson last week, and it was a lot of fun. There was a pretty good turnout at my theater, and everyone was having a total riot with the movie. If you like snarky, parodic, sometimes crass humor in the package of a fantasy isekai show, Konosuba! is your title.


In other anime, the Anime News Network recently published a nostalgic retrospective piece on The Big O, so I took the incentive to FINALLY start watching this classic. I am so glad I did, too - this show is cool, plain and simple. I dig the aesthetic, I dig the characters, I dig the world-building and plotlines, and I certainly dig the mechs and monsters so far. I'm just a few episodes in, but this show already feels like an excellent pastiche of classic genre series. I should have started this one a long time ago!

YouTuber Under The Scope also recently did a video covering the merits of Amagi Brilliant Park, a potentially underrated KyoAni title. I was a bit underwhelmed with this one when I first watched it a couple of years ago, but I'm revisiting it now, since I meant to be going over more KyoAni titles recently anyway. It's not a bad title, make no mistake there; maybe I'll warm up to it more this time.

I'm also working my way through the second seasons of March Comes In Like a Lion and Mushishi, both of which have been GREAT so far.
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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby EricDent » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:32 pm

OK I went through Magical Project S (Pretty Sammy TV) which is rather fun.
Kinda odd that despite coming out at the height of Tenchi popularity (back in 1996) it never got dubbed.
It also needs rescued as well.

I decided to continue watching Soul Eater NOT! via the TUBI streaming channel (free with ads).
It's only subtitled on that service, but was dubbed by Funimation on Blu-Ray/DVD.

Speaking of Blu-Ray I got a copy of The World is Still Beautiful at work for about $12.

Also the annual Right Stuf Holiday sale is happening now.
Though if you want Sentai stuff, their site is even cheaper (and they ship from the same place).
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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby EricDent » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:38 pm

Well I did the random movie game last night, and watched 1 episode of The World is Still Beautiful and 1 episode of Sasami Magical Girls Club.

I ordered some items from the Sentai Black Friday sale (better prices than Right Stuf)

All Blu-Ray for a bit over $50

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Agami Brilliant Park
Needless
Kaiju Mono (Live Action)
Grimoire of Zero Limited Edition

Might order more stuff from Right Stuf later in their sale.
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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby The Shadow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:11 am

I made a few purchases in the Sentai Sale:

- Armored Trooper VOTOMS OVA Collection 1 (2 was not available unfortunately)
- The Skull Man Complete Collection (DVD only, seen it a couple three times over the last several years)
- Time Jam: Valerian and Laureline (I don't think I'd consider this an anime, but it seems like a fun show)

I'd hoped to pick up the Patlabor Ultimate Collection, Space Runaway Ideon, and the second VOTOMS OVA collection but they were out of stock before Sentai Filmwork's sale and they seem to be going out of stock elsewhere too. (RightStuf had a great deal on the Patlabor set and SRI but the sold out fast) It seems odd for these releases to be going OOS, maybe OOP, so soon.

I also put in a pre-order for Discotek's Giant Robo: The Complete Original OVA series (blu-ray), release date is Dec. 24. I might have waited, but I didn't want to miss out with Giant Robo going OOS too while waiting for a sale. The pre-order was $45 (I ordered through Amazon) so it's still a pretty good deal I think.
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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby superhedorahsaiyan » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 am

Currently watching the Ultraman anime on Netflix. Really enjoying it so far. It is a bit darker than the original series, but that's part of the reason I enjoy it. :D
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Re: What are you watching/or completed? (Anime)

Postby EricDent » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:53 pm

I decided to stick with The World is Still Beautiful.
It's very nicely done, and even though it's sub-only it's not that hard to follow.
Must say the actress they got for Princess Nike has a very nice singing voice (she even sounds good singing in English).

My order was slightly delayed, but hopefully will be here today.
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