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by rampant_a_i
Sun May 09, 2021 8:46 pm
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Topic: AP 702 - Best Buy
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Views: 93

Re: AP 702 - Best Buy

Of course, any blu-ray/DVD purchase of a favorite series or movie comes to mind. But I think I'll list my answer for a non-media purchase. In that light, I would say the limited edition die-cast model of the Swordfish II from Cowboy Bebop is my favorite, as it sits proudly up on my mantel. (I still ...
by rampant_a_i
Sun May 02, 2021 7:52 pm
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Topic: AP 701 - Buyer's Remorse
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: AP 701 - Buyer's Remorse

Back when my kids were heavy into World of Tanks and, by extension, Girls und Panzer , we watched the series religiously. Yuuuuge fans. The OVA's started being made for Japan's audience in the subsequent years, but never seemed to be making their way to western shores. And the second we heard the OV...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:32 pm
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Topic: AP 700 - Best of AP
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Views: 189

Re: AP 700 - Best of AP

I fondly remember the jibes and other interactions between Ichigo, TC and Joseph (then going by his Red Unit 10 handle). Both Ichigo and TC were careful to keep their more junior co-host in his place, like one would an uppity younger sibling, IYKWIM (funny looking back upon now that Joseph is the le...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:11 pm
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Topic: AP 689 - Bad Plot Points *SPOILER WARNING!
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Views: 193

Re: AP 689 - Bad Plot Points *SPOILER WARNING!

The first one that came to mind for me was Guilty Crown . The series was produced by Production I.G., which is usually a sign of a good show, and it started out with good character design (I love Redjuice's work, in general) and world-building that I found mostly interesting, enough that I was willi...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:47 pm
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Topic: AP 698 - Favorite Fan Service
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Views: 194

Re: AP 698 - Favorite Fan Service

I'm going to go with the seemingly obligatory Beach/Swimsuit episode, where we get to see our characters behave in scanty clothing for dubious plot reasons. The alternative to this, and serving similar purposes, is the Onsen/Hot-springs resort episode, again with the characters scantily clad -- or m...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:34 pm
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Topic: AP 697 - Annoying/Bad Quirks
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Re: AP 697 - Annoying/Bad Quirks

The first thing that comes to mind is Asta of Black Clover -- his persistent gutteral yelling and loud vocalizations All. The. Time. -- even when it is not warranted. This might be because (before I trailed off of watching it due to fatigue) I was watching the dub. The English VA was more than ready...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:30 pm
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Topic: AP 696 - Non-Asian Cartoons
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Views: 916

Re: AP 696 - Non-Asian Cartoons

I have had a love of Animation since the earliest recollections of my life. It's why I am an Anime fan, and why I am here on AP. I can name dozens and dozens of great animated works outside of Asia. But I need to keep it short (plus, this is the second time I had to write this post, due to a malfunc...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:12 pm
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Topic: AP 695 - Food and Drink
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Views: 560

Re: AP 695 - Food and Drink

I am sure I've mentioned this before, but I tend to drink sake when watching anime, usually not on weekdays though. And popcorn. I love me some popcorn whenever I am watching anything I find entertaining, be it anime or anything else.

(simple short answer.)
by rampant_a_i
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:08 pm
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Topic: AP 694 - Pity
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Views: 631

Re: AP 694 - Pity

I'm going to focus my response on anime series , rather than movies, because nearly every anime movie has a lot of drama, especially the Ghibli or Shinkai productions. I consider those a given. One of the earliest memorable and still lingering times that I felt my heart strings pulled due to pity or...
by rampant_a_i
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:29 pm
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Topic: AP 692 - Bad Character Arcs
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Views: 705

Re: AP 692 - Bad Character Arcs

There's just too many disappointing characters in general in anime and entertainment media at large. The worst offenses, however are those where a character shows such potential for character growth and/or story advancement, but fail to follow through on that potential. Again, there are too many to ...