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Reviews / Re: Movie Review: Uchiage Hanabi (Fireworks)
« Last post by Animeace on July 10, 2018, 02:30:51 pm »
Thanks for the review i was actually just looking at the trailer for this going to give it a watch when streaming is avaible.
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Reviews / Movie Review: Uchiage Hanabi (Fireworks)
« Last post by 68neko on July 06, 2018, 02:39:00 am »

Over the July 4th holiday, there was a one-day showing of Uchiage Hanabi, directed by Shinbo Akiyuki and originally released in Japan in August 2017. The storyline includes a seaside location, summer romance, and time travel, all elements that pique my excitement when watching an anime movie.

Shimada Norimichi and his friend Yusuke are on pool cleaning duty where they encounter Oikawa Nazuna sunbathing by the pool. Both have a crush on her, and after she challenges them to a 50 meter race (she is on the swimming team), she invites the winner Yusuke to go watch the fireworks that evening with her. As fate would have it, Nazuna ends up with Norimichi that evening, and he discovers that she is being forced to move away and is determined to run away from home and elope with Norimichi instead. When her mother interrupts their conversation and drags her screaming daughter away, Nazuna drops her suitcase and a mysterious glass marble that she had found in the ocean earlier in the day. Norimichi watches helplessly as Nazuna calls for help, and after she is gone, he hurls the marble in frustration. This action causes a time shift, and Norimichi finds himself once again at the pool in a position to make changes to the timeline.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

The various cycles through time keep moving forward, so it’s not painfully repetitious to watch, especially with the beautiful scenery and the bright sunlight typical of the Sanyō region along the Seto Naikai. The character designs and tight focus on eyes are classic Shinbo, and I nearly groaned when Nazuna exhibited the Shaft head tilt in the opening scene. The movie has the normal dose of the usual schoolboy lecherousness, but other than the guy sitting next to me laughing loudly at these juvenile hijinks, it was not overly annoying. Some things that were probably meant to be subtle features were so obvious that I wasn’t sure how to react to them. For example, the resetting of the timeline clearly allows new possibilities to be reopened, and the “what if” theme was present in the filaments of a light bulb that glowed each time the marble was activated, and in the town’s name of Moshimo that is the Japanese word for “if.”

The anime was pleasant to watch and has nothing to complain about from a visual standpoint. But in the short 90 minute length, there wasn’t enough time to develop the characters or their relationships enough, and I left feeling something was lacking. I would recommend watching it, but don’t expect greatness. I would rate it 3/5.

https://youtu.be/KG770hOuT2k
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General Discussion / Quality checker needed
« Last post by Animeace on April 24, 2018, 11:55:45 am »
Working on a couple unfinished manga projects and i could use some help like QC or proofing the script would be a big help.
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General Discussion / Re: Spring 2018 Anime Discussion
« Last post by Animeace on April 24, 2018, 07:38:35 am »
My life has changed so much that I haven't had time to watch anime for the past year. (Work, love life, etc.) The last thing I watched was Miss Hokusai movie on Netflicks. I do want to watch anime again, but it may have to be binge watching a whole series at a time now instead of weekly episodes.

You not reviewing or watching anime are you trying to end the world!XD Thats about the same for me i work 50-60 hours weekly its been quite the grind since getting promoted a couple years ago. Some grey hairs have even snuck up on meLol

The one good thing tho is I have an office now so I occasionaly break out my phone to catch up on some crunchyroll anime and read some manga.XD Ive even working some manga again
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General Discussion / Re: Spring 2018 Anime Discussion
« Last post by 68neko on April 24, 2018, 04:38:30 am »
My life has changed so much that I haven't had time to watch anime for the past year. (Work, love life, etc.) The last thing I watched was Miss Hokusai movie on Netflicks. I do want to watch anime again, but it may have to be binge watching a whole series at a time now instead of weekly episodes.
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General Discussion / Spring 2018 Anime Discussion
« Last post by Animeace on April 16, 2018, 11:03:16 am »
Curious to as what everyone is watching these days. I just started Megalo box and am loving it has 90s anime feel boxing meets cyberpunk. ;D   Other than that im continuing to watch Boku no hero season 3 and tokyo ghoul re both should be awesone depending on how much manga they cover. 

I actually prefer the Tokyo ghoul anime over the manga because the manga has a very messy art style that makes it hard to tell characters apart from one another.
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Reviews / Re: Anime Review: Book of Bantorra
« Last post by Animeace on January 26, 2018, 02:10:57 am »
I thought about buying this once going to binge watch it after seeing your review. Great stuff I subscribed now post more often!:p
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Reviews / Re: Anime Review: Book of Bantorra
« Last post by diozknight on January 08, 2018, 09:42:43 pm »
Ohh thanks kuro!

good to see some folks are still hanging around here !
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Reviews / Re: Anime Review: Book of Bantorra
« Last post by Kuro Ken on January 08, 2018, 02:33:28 am »
Great review, glad to see you're making reviews. Kind of wish I joined ARC.
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Reviews / Re: Anime Review: Book of Bantorra
« Last post by diozknight on January 07, 2018, 11:00:33 am »
thanks for the kinda words neko, and I'm glad you liked it!

I will probably make more reviews in the future if time permits. :D
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