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Just a quick reminder, but Arc the Lad is showing on the sci fi channel starting this Saturday...

...At 5 am. I know, crappy time as per usual, and I've not seen this myself so can't vouch for it's worthiness, but hey: videos at the ready, if you like.

ScFi Saturday listings

It's very mediocre, but if you don't mind recording it you may as well.

I just wouldn't recommend staying up to watch it, heh.

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Aye, it's a great series. Funny and edged with pathos. I liked it (and really ought to get around to reviewing it... meh. Mind you, I also need to get around to reviewing some bad anime, but to do so would require me to sit through an entire series of crapness, ick!)

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Aye, it's a great series. Funny and edged with pathos. I liked it (and really ought to get around to reviewing it... meh. Mind you, I also need to get around to reviewing some bad anime, but to do so would require me to sit through an entire series of crapness, ick!)

I've done that too many times. I honestly don't know why I put myself through stuff like Popotan.

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I received MVM's May 10th release line up today - and it ain't half bad.

All of these should be out May 10th:

Armitage III: Polymatrix

A good anime, but pales in comparison to the OVA from which it's been compiled. The dub is horrendously bad, too. Keifer Sutherland is practically slipping into a coma during his rendition of Ross Syllabus.

Ninja Scroll TV series Vol 1

Watched this earlier, and it's pretty much everything you'd expect from a Ninja Scroll TV series. Also featuring the voice of Dwight Schultz aka Murdoch from the A-Team! w00t!

Sailor Moon Vol 11

It's for gurls.

Tenchi Muyo OVA

Finally, one of the finest animes of the 90's gets it's DVD release! Easily worth purchasing, if you don't you're a gayer.

Twilight of the Dark Master

Demons play off against a race of guardian nasties for control of the world etc. Having just walked away from this utterly bored, I don't think I can recommend it. Clocks in at a meager 50 minutes, minus a story, characters and any kind of direction. I noticed the guy from animeondvd.com gave it a good review: he was either obnoxiously high on cocaine or he's just shite. Judging from his writing, I'm inclined to say both.

Anyway, out of those you should definitely check out Tenchi Muyo, and I've no doubt some of you will be salivating over Ninja Scroll TV. But don't count Armitage out - the movie version may not have the depth of the original OVA, but it's still well above average.

MVM - better than j00 :(

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1. Looks like Meh's in a good mood today (and for those who don't realise it, no there isn't any child nudity in Trigun

2. That is one fucked up link. Still, ASCII Azumanga rocks, even when accompanied by disturbing music

3. You could have found all the release dates for titles from ADV, Manga-UK and MVM being released up to the end of may by looking at my site :P

(You'd also have then known all that a couple of days ago, heh)

Edit: Oh, and I am seriously on the look out for any webdesigners/artists who'd be willing to help improve my site (I'm also interested in reviewers/article writers). I wouldn't be able to pay you, but you'd be credited on the site (naturally) and have my eternal respect and thanks :D

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3. You could have found all the release dates for titles from ADV, Manga-UK and MVM being released up to the end of may by looking at my site :P

(You'd also have then known all that a couple of days ago, heh)

I'm sure I could, but these are actual impressions from promo copies I received from MVM - the post served to give people an idea of what to expect from these titles.

:D

Oh, and my Fruits Basket review

Should anyone be interested in finding out more about this lurvely anime

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I'm sure I could, but these are actual impressions from promo copies I received from MVM - the post served to give people an idea of what to expect from these titles.

:D

Oh, and my Fruits Basket review

Should anyone be interested in finding out more about this lurvely anime

Ah, gotcha :P

(Just re-read your first few words from the post, heh. Still, I always give impressions too, even if they are based on older VHS releases/not-so-legal viewings/what I've heard about the series/read in the Anime Encyclopedia (embarrased smiley))

Edit: nice review by the way (again)

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Tenchi Muyo! Gave birth to some amusing otaku chatter back in the day, particularly that whole "tea" sequence.

Shame it blew its load story-wise in the first series, and dwindled afterwards. Tenchi Universe just wasn't the same, although it was more coherent.

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Is Tenchi Muyo going to be the edited version that Cartoon Network had or the proper version. I don't wan't Ryoko to keep getting drunk on tea.

That link was awsome :P BTW what is Azumanga? I'm not hardcore enough to know.

TTFN

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The dodgy dub is arguably the best part! It's so blatantly obvious that they're hammered, yet they insist it's tea.

Erm, an original Japanese version might be advisable, though. I doubt there's a non-Tea English dub... or is there?

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Is Tenchi Muyo going to be the edited version that Cartoon Network had or the proper version. I don't wan't Ryoko to keep getting drunk on tea.

That link was awsome :P BTW what is Azumanga? I'm not hardcore enough to know.

TTFN

Azumanga Daioh = Brilliant, fun, comfy show, about japanese schoolgirls. Doing schoolwork. Better than it sounds.

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Is Tenchi Muyo going to be the edited version that Cartoon Network had or the proper version. I don't wan't Ryoko to keep getting drunk on tea.

That link was awsome :D BTW what is Azumanga? I'm not hardcore enough to know.

TTFN

The Tenchi DVD has the following:

English and Japanese Soundtracks

English subs that accompany the Japanese soundtrack, not the English soundtrack.

Very good DVD transfer IMO. Geneon (aka Pioneer) did a good job with this one.

the first 5 episodes of the original OVA are packaged on this one.

For God sakes, just buy it. It's a good package and frankly, if this doesn't do well on retail, I'll lose faith in UK anime fandom for good. There's simply no excuse for passing this one up.

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Well, I'm not a huge fan of Tench, but rather than bother to think of my own critique, I'll snatch one from another source...

The "unwelcome guest" genre, in which a hapless boy is saddled with a magical babe, is a popular high-concept in anime. It's a genre rich in mind-boggling situation comedies: girlfriend-as-alien (Urusei Yatsura), girlfriend-as-elfin-nymphomaniac (Adventure Kid), girlfriend-as-the-norse-embodiment-of-the-concept-of-being (Oh My Goddess!), girlfriend-as-time-traveling-ghost-of-future-dead-wife (Kirara). Tenchi is its 1990s apotheosis; a show about a boy stuck with more girls than he can shake a stick at, every one of them feverishly competing for a chaste peck on the cheek. Originally conceived as a spoof vacation episode of Bubblegum Crisis [!], Tenchi reached screens in this heavily rewritten form - however, along with the girl-heavy cast, the idea that it was okay to just goof off for an episode or two became ingrained. Sasami's regular plea that things can always stay the same "forever and ever" is perhaps the most bowel-emptyingly fearsome line in televisual history, striking greater dread into the audience than any horror movie. Though the first series of Tenchi was witty, funny, and charming, the premise was repeated ad nauseum by a creative team happy to simply coast along. Later incarnations of the series reorder a few plot elements into what some might call alternate universes, and others lazy continuity...

[description of later series's and films]...

with both the appeal and dogged staying power of a mutant cockroach, the franchise might not necessarily have pleased the crowds (ratings were unremarkable), but it certainly pleased studio executives. Tenchi was a fertile breeding ground for other shows during the 1990s - most notably the superior El Hazard, which was made by bored staffers Hayashi and Tsukimura, and the pornographic pastiches Spaceship Agga Ruter and Masquerade.

[goes on to talk about the other main spinoff, Magical Princess Pretty Sammy]

So yeah, not entirely positive ;)

Mind you, this is from the same people who described Jin-Roh as being "a skillfully animated but aimless film"... :D

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Though the first series of Tenchi was witty, funny, and charming, the premise was repeated ad nauseum by a creative team happy to simply coast along. Later incarnations of the series reorder a few plot elements into what some might call alternate universes, and others lazy continuity...

So it's settled: the original OVA is worth buying.

Everyone knows that anything besides the original OVA (and tenchi in love IMO) is utter dross. But then, all I'm saying is buy the first OVA.

Nice to see the Anime encylopedia agrees with me :D

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True.

Still, I just can't be bothered with it at all. Harem Romantic Comedies don't interest me any more (though I still have fond memories of Love Hina I'm not sure I'd like it any more though...)

Edit: though yes, people who do like that kind of Romantic Comedy will probably enjoy it. So really me posting that was kind've pointless. Doh.

(Oh, and how many line-breaks do you need in your post? :D)

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you're kinda scraping the barrel with fault finding aren't you? Did the other ones not work out or prove themselves to be accurate? ;)

Heh, sorry, I'm just in nitpicking mode at the moment I guess :D

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