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I'm going to post chapter 300 of Keroro Gunso,if anyone is interested in it.
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>>19140681
It's a sumire flower (Viola mandshurica - mostly known as a brigth violet flower). Fuyuki hears that and is surprised that it's a flower. Kururu then explains that during that time of the year it takes that closed shape and reproduces through cloning. Fuyuki then says he had no idea and Kululu goes on talking about how Pokopen's mountains have tons of interesting stuff.
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>>19139827
Is there not interest in the volumes past 23 for translations?
I didn't realize kerogun threads were on /m/, so I've only just started looking through the archive about it, but there hasn't seemed to be any talks of English fan translations for the manga afaict.
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>>19141522
I'm slowing translating vol.24, although I'm doing it by myself when I have free time, so it will take a while. The next few volumes after it actually should go faster though since they have many chapters translated, just out of order/by different people.
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>>19142089
Thank you for your efforts.
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>>19142089
Thank you for your work and the reply! I thought about translating too, but it'd be from Spanish, which would probably be weird. And also, I didn't know there were random scattered chapters available, but that's good to know.

It occurs to me that Iron Giant was a lot of people's first exposure to mecha.
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Did my annual watch last night and every time I see this movie, it blows me away how well it continues to hold up year after year.
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>>19141024
That's the magic of Brad Bird.
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>>19131824
It actually scared me when the villain guy screamed "LAUNCH THE MISSILE NOW!". Just the idea that nukes could be fired because of some idiot with a vendetta in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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>>19142306
I know what you mean, when I was a kid I was terrified of world ending events, my "friends" used to tease me saying they'd heard in the news that a meteorite was coming next week and shit like that.
That's why I'll always hold Iron Giant in a special place in my heart, he saved us from the incompetence of the US military.
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>>19137359
The US Army peaked during the Korean War.

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How do you respond?
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>>19126645
Give me one good reason to say no
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>>19138409
>implying
I love 1995 and pumpkintoko
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>>19138409
You know little.
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>>19139458
It's fully robotic body. You wouldn't want to accidentally create robobabies.

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COMBAT
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>>19141482
>Fitness
Hold my beer.
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>>19141436
Its more they just don't want a white person around the show.

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Why were they so weak compared to every other baddie MS? Apparently you see over 400 of them destroyed over the course of the series, which is more than all the UC series combined until Unicorn
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Black friday

Any good black Friday deals on mecha shit? DVDs, games, toys, gunpla?

I guess right stuff has some shit marked down anyone get anything.
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https://www.sentaifilmworks.com/

Has votoms for 30, cobra for like 17 and big O for 15.

Has some other mecha but that's what I picked up
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>>19139564
I sort of want to see what Rightstuf's holiday sale is like. But there's some tempting bites.
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>>19141610
I didnt see anything with a big enough price drop to go physical. Most of the mecha shows only had a 25% cut on rightstuf
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>>19141759
Yeah but they got their big holiday sale this sunday ontop of their black firday. So hopefully something good.
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Did the ghosting problem with Votoms get fixed?

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It was kinda meh
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>>19141597
more on the nose about the Famicom colors
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>>19141714
Bandai showed an HG kit like 2 times at some expo and never release it. 0 idea why could just make it p-bandai
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>>19141597
By basing it off a good suit, rather than the zeta.
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>>19141992

Being a contrarian doesn't make you an interesting person.
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>>19142028
Calling Zeta a shit design isn't being contrarian, it's being Captain Obvious.

Are any of them worth reading?
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>>19140188
But it's not, that's the point. And even if it is vaguely is, that doesn't make the live action good.
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>>19140496
>But it's not, that's the point. And even if it is vaguely is
It literally is shot for shot recreating the 95 anime in some places. Vaguely is an understatement. So much of the plot of the live action movie is lifted directly from the 95 anime.
>that doesn't make the live action good.
And it doesn't make it bad for not following the manga. None of the later iterations followed the manga that closely. They all had different focuses, and that's what made them have any value at all.
I know there's a huge portion of people who think that any deviation from the original source material is heretical, but it's always been a dumb belief. I already have the original, the new version should try something new.
It's a completely separate argument on if they should even make new things at all, but we don't live in a world where IPs don't get used and reused for all they are worth. So it's mostly a moot point.
The new things that the live action movie did, worked in context of the movie, and didn't detract from the rest of the movie, or detract from the rest of the IP. I know it's not popular to have an opinion that isn't "shit on live action blindly", but it's really not as bad as people made it out to be.
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>>19140536
>I already have the original, the new version should try something new.

only if there’s no way you could do a worse job than the source material. Otherwise, novelty is an option, not a requirement.

>They all had different focuses, and that's what made them have any value at all.

This is completely absurd.

The 1995 movie didn’t have great animation, a clearer story, or outstanding scene direction *because* the story focused on an existential crisis instead of networks, it had them regardless. What the focus shift brought was more ambiguity, different symbolism, and flatter characters.

Having a different focus is not a plus, it’s an optional challenge to overcome. Simply transposing one story into another medium is novelty enough without having to change it. You don’t justify an adaptation with novelty, you justify it with quality.

You use ambiguous wording like « in some places » or « so much » or « not as bad » to disguise the fact that what the live-action movie did was simply plug elements of GitS (fake memories, garbageman chase, mangled antagonist, character names) into the standard 2000s mallgoth action flick template about monsters rebelling against their creators who have lied to them / abandoned them, with an obligatory wounded bad boy / bad girl diet romance.


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>>19142188

This is not a different focus from the source material, it’s an altogether foreign concept, which inherently detracts from the rest of the IP and is heretical in a very literal sense: it’s different from the established norm, and that is a huge problem by the live-action movie’s own standards because the guys behind it went on record saying they tried to be very faithful to the spirit of the source material. This isn’t a Kubrick’s The Shining situation where the adaptation openly disrespects the source material and tries to distance itself from it. It’s not even like the 1995 movie where Oshii clearly understood what he was dealing with but did something else anyway. This is, allegedly, an attempt to be true to the essence of GitS, so its quality as a film depends upon its quality as an adaptation.

Except, guess what, when they try explaining the essence of GitS in promo material, they fall off the mark just like you did. They just regurgitate the « what is it to be human » line. This explains why they thought that reproducing superficial plot points and occasional shots would be enough to make Underworld faithful to the spirit of GitS, and then failed. Failing is bad.

If anyone’s going in blind here, it’s you, because despite having watched it, you didn’t figure out that it’s the contrived result of several mutually exclusive goals and ambitions, from the story down to the costume choices. Even if you completely ignore the existence of the source material, it’s still a 2000s mallgoth action flick that doesn’t try something new and you haven’t said anything to convince us that it isn’t at least as dumb as the rest of them.

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>>19142191
As for how it looks, a single shot of the city speaks for itself, it isn’t a smooth synthesis of various scifi aesthetics, it’s a blunt juxtaposition, which is typically what you get when you hire five different production designers with radically divergent approaches and don’t give them a style guide to follow. The DP is the only guy on the team who even gave a shit about the color palette and the post-prod color grading fucked that up.

And concerning Scarjo’s casting, she’s miscast regardless of race. If it’s supposed to follow the 1995 movie she looks wrong, she doesn’t have intense eyes, predatory features, fluffy hair and a hard body. If it’s supposed to be its own thing, she looks wrong. Characters call her beautiful, act like she’s breathtaking, and she isn’t.

Anyone on /m/ appreciate White Knight Chronicles?

I played through both games this year and thought they were really fun if rough RPGs. The incorruptus are also kick ass.
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>>19134416
What's wrong with the Hyaku Shiki Kai? Also, what do you mean "this sorta works"?
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>>19136938
HSK is really fucking busy
and that card deck girl sorta works
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>>18989903
Pretentious as fuck
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>>18993432
I discovered the series with the PSP game.
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>>19139757
You know what's weird is that the PSP game was actually released before WKC2 in some regions. Maybe it was meant to get people hyped up but it was weirdly timed.

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/m/'s thoughts on LadyTron's?
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>>19133061
Why are YOU still alive?
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>>19133109
Because this was a triumph
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>>18998104
this guy just btfo whoever he was talking to
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>>19132382
JUSTICE!
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>>19139845
Honestly, this isn't funny.

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the first 26 episodes were awesome! what went wrong after that?
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>>19139725
They killed the interesting villain and substituted him by far weaker and lamer ones, also added a bunch of unnecessary comic relief characters.
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It wasnt that bad except for the finale. I kinda liked Warchimedes and Dungel's shenanigans. But The series really should have started with Janerra THEN move to Oreana
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The 10 or so last episodes are pretty good too, they just needed less episodes with those fucking kids. They also ran out of ideas, so they actually repeat some plotlines.
And even with that, they still had to end the whole thing in like, the last 2 minutes of the final episode.
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>>19139725
If it helps, Voltes is generally more consistent through ought, though on the whole I think I still like Combattler more even if just for the first half

https://over-ti.me/releases/kiramager-32/
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>>19139563
Tsukas pls
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The lighting makes everyone looks slightly fat here.
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This guy fucks.
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That African shield face tho.
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>>19134983
Shiguru channeling his inner Makoto niichan this week.

I barely understood the shit that was happening in the first two episodes but I still thought it was god damn cool. Does the show get even better or no?
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I love it to pieces personally put it up there with Gunbuster and TTGL I don't see what's so confusing about it, they establish that it's taking place after a super robot series type storyline that has already played out.
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Animation wise is awesome but it's a little random. Still it worth watch it. New Getter on the other hand is more coherent, but Getter Rays are not threat properly and animation highly sucks.
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>>19135748
How about you watch the actual anime and form your own opinion. It's 13 fucking episodes. You don't need to stop to ask if it's "WORTH YOUR WORTHLESS TIME."
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>>19137983
We thought it was fucking awesome
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>>19139775
This
>>19139833
And this

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Nine Ball Seraph Edition

Previous Thread: >>18982723
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>>19140756
Yeah garage, you spend a lot of time there soo a good track that makes the expirience enjoyable and never gets tiring of hearing it, really for such tracks that you hear a lot and are repetitive, the garage themes have always been good shit.
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At what point is it no longer viable to make a bigger badder MT and instead invest in an AC?
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I wish in Nexus at least you could manually toggle night vision somehow.
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>ACFA
>Always get to AC late
>only online match was from responding to someone who was asking for matches in youtube comments (cool guy, honestly didn't think that would work)
>destroys me
>go to Ace Combat
>getting back into Armored Core
Is there a group or something to refer to? Do you guys regularly play something once a week?
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How do I into AC4? I've mastered the psx and ps2 games, but with AC4, it feels like switching from Windows to Mac. I'm on chapter 3, but its been a struggle. Some missions are cakewalks, others are like Hell.

Do kaiju shit, /m/?
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>>19141922
Depends on the Kaiju
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>>19141925
>King Kong
definitely shits, he eats lots of fruit so his shit's are solid and stinky

>Mothra
doesn't shit

>Godzilla
nasty, radioactive waste poop

>Ebirah
crab shit the size of a truck

>Ghidorah
3 anuses, maybe more

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