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by rampant_a_i
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:42 pm
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Topic: AP 630 - Good Bad Anime
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: AP 630 - Good Bad Anime

Too many to list. Even when I consider that I will bail on a series if it proves bad. But a couple come to mind. Sword Art Online 's second season, the Alfheim Online arc, held a lot of promise, but when they nerfed Asuna and made her just another princess in distress, it did not bode well. And when...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:51 pm
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Topic: AP 629 - My Favourite Anime
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: AP 629 - My Favourite Anime

Although it is no longer my favorite, Robotech/Macross convinced me that I might should take Anime more seriously. Last Exile convinced me that cinematic anime as a series is not contrained to Studio Ghibli alone. Finally, Full Metal Alchemist in both incarnations demonstrated Anime's unique ability...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:15 pm
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Topic: AP 628 - IRL
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: AP 628 - IRL

On balance, Anime has been a positive influence on myself and my small family's lives. I have always been a fan of Animation, since my earliest memories, especially as a story=telling medium. And though I resisted most Japanese Animation in the beginning, it grew on me as their skill and production ...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:50 pm
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Topic: AP 627 - Favorite (♀) Protagonists
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: AP 627 - Favorite (♀) Protagonists

Easy peezy... (1) Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell ( naturally ): https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fawtlblog.vitsco.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2007%2F03%2FMotoko.jpg&f=1&nofb=1 (2) Saber from the Fate series Fate/Stay Nigh t and Fate/Zer o, and others: http://4.bp.b...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:02 pm
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Topic: AP 626 - Rivals
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: AP 626 - Rivals

The first pair of rivals in Anime that came to mind for me is the semi-rivalry between Rintaro Okabe and Kurisu Makise in Steins;Gate . They are each very opinionated and intimidated by each other in the beginning, but they end up working together and eventually respecting one another, but still the...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:04 pm
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Topic: AP 623 - Loli Day
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: AP 623 - Loli Day

Loli characters usually cause me to cringe, particualrly in an anime where the art style is more realistic. And when there's the seemingly obigatory sexual overtones, it always flirts too close to the p.e.d.o. taboo, which is a no-go. But that is not to say I dislike all characters who qualify as be...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:45 pm
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Topic: AP 621 - Otaku
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: AP 621 - Otaku

Otaku is not a favorable term among most native citizens in Japan, at least with regards the mainstream, "normie" or "polite" part of its culture. In fact, like nerds or geeks or other counter-culture subgroups in a given society, they are frowned upon. But then again, there's nothing wrong with a p...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:45 pm
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Topic: AP 620 - How You Watch?
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: AP 620 - How You Watch?

Interesting coincidence that I was just now mentioning in the "Live Listeners " channel about trying some new features of Apple's latest tvOS update, when this forum topic opened. That's because I use an AppleTV to manage our family's streaming services -- which is how we view most Anime, streamed o...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:40 pm
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Topic: AP 619 - Funny People
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: AP 619 - Funny People

This is a tough topic to come up with an answer for. I usually do not like true comic relief characters, particularly when they are inserted into more serious stories for the sole purpose of being "funny". In fact those characters tend to annoy me more than anything else. Of course, when the story i...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:22 pm
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Topic: AP 618 - Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: AP 618 - Fans

As far as the survey goes, I chose Reviews, since it is the core of the show, but I like all of the segments pretty evenly. With regards to the topic itself, I tend to buy merchandise, I'd guess. I have a "Laughing Man" decal on the back of my vehicle, for example. Subtle,and only insiders get the r...