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Offline buddha

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FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:13:57 AM »
Anyone else watching this? Finished season 1 and season 2 won't be out for a long time. Shit's pretty awesome though.

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It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story centers on Eren Yeager, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a Colossus Titan brings about the destruction of their home town and the death of Eren's mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren, Mikasa and Armin enlist in the Military and join the Survey Corps—an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the walls.

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Pretty nasty, the titans fucking eat people.

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 12:33:06 AM »
How many anime tropes does it stick to? Like on a scale from Naruto to Cowboy Bebop.


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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 12:38:41 AM »
How many anime tropes does it stick to? Like on a scale from Naruto to Cowboy Bebop.

I don't know what the fuck you just said.

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 01:26:40 AM »
I don't know what the fuck you just said.
OK, let's try something different. Do you watch a lot of anime?


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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 01:37:19 AM »
I don't know what the fuck you just said.
OK, let's try something different. Do you watch a lot of anime?

Define "a lot".

I have not watched either of the two you mentioned though.

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 02:07:42 AM »
Define "a lot".

I have not watched either of the two you mentioned though.

Well, here. A list of some common anime tropes: http://io9.com/10-egregious-anime-cliches-498788300

Cowboy Bebop dodges all of that nonsense though and then some.



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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 02:10:04 AM »
Define "a lot".

I have not watched either of the two you mentioned though.

Well, here. A list of some common anime tropes: http://io9.com/10-egregious-anime-cliches-498788300

Cowboy Bebop dodges all of that nonsense though and then some.

Yes it uses most of those, not quite in the way described though. Fucking watch it damnit.

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 03:19:54 AM »
#1, some of #7, and #8. Watch it though, shit gets crazy.

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 03:36:41 AM »
looks like someone infringed on someones copyrights.  either 'pacific rim' or this stuff.

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 10:10:25 AM »
This show is fucking dope.   I've been DVRing every Saturday night.  If i ever get some motivation maybe ill post some of those anime reviews i was talking about doing a while back.

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2014, 12:19:01 AM »
this is a ripoff of pacific rim...with a japanese spin to it

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2014, 02:45:23 AM »
HOLY SHIT ICEMAN IS BACK

back to topic:

AoT is fucking amazing. I watched this shit religiously once i found out it was on netflix.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore —
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2014, 09:35:45 AM »
its cheaper to just download them for free

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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2014, 11:26:22 AM »
Oh, oh! Wait wtf....
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Re: FIRST! also Attack on Titan.
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 05:34:52 PM »
Well, here. A list of some common anime tropes: http://io9.com/10-egregious-anime-cliches-498788300

Cowboy Bebop dodges all of that nonsense though and then some.

Remember that tropes are tools. Also the claim that CowboyBebop doesn't exemplify any is silly. Even within anime, it's not THAT original.

But SnK is kind of middle of the road when it comes to anime cliches. Whiny protagonist, kuudere female lead who's inexplicably on his dick, after a while it gets pretty action-y. On the other hand it's very in your face with the shock/violence thing, very dark and pessimistic, lots of character death although the cast is so big to compensate for this they have to economize character development tightly. I thought the way it didn't pussyfoot on the violence was refreshing but they fucked the plot up bigtime like a third of a way in and it never really recovered.