Is it just me or does the Vice Admiral with the beard and fat cigar look like Pluto from Popeye? I certainly wouldn't be surprised given the parallels between Popeye and Franky themselves…
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RE: Happy Birthday!!
Woah, this was unexpected. o.o I didn't notice such a thread existed until a very kind personal message was given to me. Thanks everyone for the great Birthday wishes. I haven't posted on this site for ages but of course watch for all the OP updates.
Got a fair bit of money too, so that's going to manga and anime models. >=D
RE: Your friends, family, and anime.
My sister is okay when it comes to anime, usually she'd just ask to borrow a DVD when she hasn't got anything else to do. She's seen all of Love Hina and loved it and watched some GTO and One Piece too. I think she's read some Negima as well, but I can't remember.
The rest of my family understand that I love anime, but have never actually watched any of it with me, or if they have simply don't appreciate it. I guess I'm lucky to have one close friend who's an otaku nerd too and loves anime like me, including the same anime. We frequently lend each other our anime and manga and generally discuss what happens or theories on what will happen and such.
The rest of my friends are uncaring, I guess. I got about two other people interested in the Battle Royale manga but not enough for them to buy their own copies (the amount of times my BR manga has been lent has practically destroyed them, meaning no more lending) and a lot of my other friends have seen the Battle Royale film, but I digress.
A lot of people only see anime as Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, DBZ or Digimon, which is a bit sad.
RE: Why isnt Shaman King that popular?
Ah, Shaman King… I love it. It’s definitely one of my favourite ever series and regardless, Anna will always be my favourite anime character ever.
It had a great concept and truly lovable characters. The cultural diversity was indeed fantastic, but yes, some of it did indeed become a bit too stereotypical, but regardless it was a fun romp.
As for where it went wrong… the anime. At first the anime was my first exposure to the series, and I absolutely loved it, but compared to the manga it’s horrible. The anime only ever reached around Volume 18 of the manga, completely leaving out the latter half to Volume 32. However, despite it, I think one of the major problems was pacing. The series was just so slow… it wasn’t towards the beginning, but it really slowed down in the latter half, and this was probably what caused a lack of popularity, people were just getting bored and waiting for the next part was becoming a drag. Kind of like how Skypiea turned off a lot of OP fans.
Regardless of that though I quite liked the pacing, it was a growing storyline which needed it’s time and even if the pacing was slow the art was beautiful (Volume 1-3 less so, but the later volumes were gorgeous). There was perhaps a bit too much mecha in it as well (The whole angels series and a storyline that went on for like 3 volumes where everyone would just constantly fight and get pwned by one mecha). Despite it, the villains were amazing and the selections of enemies on Hao’s team were great (Blocky, the three girls. <3) In fact, the fight between Anna, Tamao and Jun/Lee Pailong vs. those three girls was exceptional.
The ending was disappointed due to the cancellation, and it really feels out of place. As for what happened to Hao… what the fuck.
Prologue series was, I think, something called Butsu Zone that featured Anna in it. As for the Epilogue series, there was a collection of short stories revolving around Anna and Yoh’s child, Hana, who goes with Ryu to gather the five warriors for… something or other. No idea what, but grown up Anna = According to the story, Anna and Yoh must have done the deed at around Vol. 9 of the series, if memory serves me correctly.
I own the entire collection of 32 Chinese volumes, and even if I don’t understand them, the art is gorgeous. I’d have loved to have seen a proper conclusion but alas it looks not to be. Oh well.
RE: Chapter 403 "Mr. Ｃhivalry" Discussion
An absolutely awesome chapter. Sanji fighting against Calipha was awesome, and although he lost due to his chivalrous ways, he would have still been able to pwn Califa if he didn't have to keep by his code.
RE: Buying Japanese One Piece Manga
Well, whether you desperately need it to be Japanese or not, a particular Ebayer I know and have bought from before has either all 40 or 39 of the Chinese One Piece books, at a relatively low and worthwhile price. I shouldn't think that whether it's Japanese or Chinese should affect you, seeing as you're going to use Stephen's scripts.
If you want more information of that particular Ebayer, PM me.
RE: Chapter 402 "2nd Handcuff" Discussion
Absolutely awesome, thanks for the chapter.
Chopper's back. Although I'd personally wish for both Sanji and Nami to fight alone, it doesn't look like it'll happen… however, I think Chopper might meet up with Franky and help the low on coke powered cyborg. This'd work nicely in also setting up a team dynamic between them, as Franky is likely to join the team, and has only really worked and met with Sanji and Ussop so far.
...Hmm, I could just imagine the potential hilarity with Luffy/Ussop/Chopper/Franky during some down-time after this arc. XD
RE: Is there still hope…
Then we would really find out who that Angel-winged guy is!
My thoughts are exactly the opposite. I think that rop-action could be improve way more than the cola-cyborg-thing of Franky
Hmm, perhaps. But in what way could you see improvement? How do you think Paulieâ€s attack and techniques could improve?
And by the way, for Paulieâ€s chances of ever improving in joining the Mugiwara pirates would be if he used his rope abilities to go across the bridge to where all the action is, the battle against CP9. Iâ€d see this as quite possible given Paulieâ€s drive to battle those who betrayed him, namely Lucci.
Hmm, Chopper and Paulie battle against Lucci to hold him off long enough until Luffy arrives maybe?