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Anime series Gunslinger Girl

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  1. Father Knows Best

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    Are y'all speaking English? What's "manga"? "Fan service"? "Etchi"?
     
  2. Kevlarman

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    Ooh, I forgot about Faye! And she carries a Glock 30, just like me!!

    Manga: Japanese comics
    Fan service: When a female character shows off some T/A :what:
    Etchi (or ecchi, H, hentai): Pervert or perverted

    :D
     
  3. jonathon

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    Good show for sure.. eh :cool:
     
  4. dev_null

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    > Fan service: When a female character shows off some T/A

    Or more likely, what's called "panty flash" (well, they are trying to sell these to teenage boys, remember).
     
  5. hksw

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    Uh, if you're intersted in that (excessive undergarment depiction), check out Najica.

    As for Gunslinger, after seeing the first disc in its entirety I was a little disappointed. Not really much gun action, or at least as much as I'd like to see. It is, however, the first disc and is focused on character development. We'll have to see how the rest goes, but it doesn't look like it'll be on my favorites stack. There were some odd moments, like at the firing range and one of the girls was firing a G3. The gun was not drawn as detailed as it should have been, IMO. The casings flying out looked like straight wall too. No hearing protection for the cyborg girls either, indoor range or out.
     
  6. The Undertoad

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    Yep my opinion exactly... watched the first 3 eps or so fansubbed a year or two back and lost interest. Very realistic weapons and well drawn though. Just not my cup of tea.
     
  7. Jay Kominek

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    FWIW, the show itself is set in Italy. And the whole point of the series is to explore the adult/child interaction, in fact. (In an entirely nonsexual way.)

    Having watched the whole (13 episode) series, I can say it was good, and was pretty sad. Nothing amazing, though.
     
  8. tcdrennen

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    Take a look at Mezzo and its OAV prequel Mezzo Forte

    Also, a new series from the Noir folks on much the same theme but less mystical - more techno oriented: Madlax

    My only regret re: Appleseed is that it's probably the last Shirow anime we'll see for a while. I doubt GITS: Man-Machine Interface will (or could!) be animated effectively. Getting the viewers heads to explode properly :eek: :what: would be messy. :evil:
     
  9. hksw

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    Since the latest Appleseed came out, I'm hoping Black Magic M-66 will be redone.
     
  10. Knife_Sniper

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    Whoah the introductory song for this series just suits the Anime perfectly...

    The Light Before We Land by The Delgados

    The song is sung slowly and features a "dreamy" sound... Violins in the background, flutes, a chorus in chant in the back and a soothing female vocalist and her male backup. All this chaos going on with a guitar, base, and drums... and they pulled it off perfectly.

    The song really fits the innocence of the young girls and the dark tone of the violin gives reminds us that they are not just children, but killers. It's flat out the best intro music I have ever heard for any series and matches up to the intro movie absolutely perfectly. It also led me to this band whos style is right up my alley.

    In cases such as these I'd like a hand
    Don't wake me up without a master plan
    With black & white instead of colour
    Don't you understand?
    When things that once were beautiful
    Are bland

    And when I feel like I can feel once again
    Let me stay awhile
    Soak it in awhile
    If we can hold on we can fix what is wrong
    Buy a little time
    For this head of me
    Haven for us

    In truth there is no better place to be
    Than falling out of darkness still to see

    Without a premonition
    Could you tell me where we stand?
    I'd hate to lose this light
    Before we land

    And when I feel like I can feel once again
    Let me stay awhile
    Soak it in awhile
    If we can hold on we can fix what is wrong
    Buy a little time
    For this head of mine
    Haven for us

    Before we let euphoria
    Convince us we are free
    Remind us how we used to feel
    Before when life was real

    And when I feel like I can feel once again
    Let me stay awhile
    Soak it in awhile
    If we can hold on we can fix what is wrong
    Buy a little time
    For this head of mine
    Haven for us

    The actual series is a little slower than most anime but when the actions starts it manages to pull out the big guns and delivers some great gunplay. Its not heat, but very entertaining. The scene where Henrieta is at a restruant with her handler was great. As the waiter removes a knife from the table and henrietta sees the action in slow motion indicating it has her total attention... as the innocent waiter raises it closer and closer to her handlers face she moves in, disarms and pins him to the table with an arm bar and raises the knife to his neck. The handler tells her to stand down and gives the waiter 500 euros and asks him to forget what he saw.

    ok im done now. :)
     
  11. blue86buick

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    Oh man, am I glad I stumbled onto this thread! :)

    Totally agree. I saw commercials on Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" about 13-14 months ago for GItS:SAC and Full Metal Alchemist, and TiVO'ed both series for the next 6 months. Couldn't wait for the last few episodes to air live though, and grabbed the season of fansubs for both series off Bittorrent. I've got GItS:SAC Vol. 1 on DVD, and will eventually have them all. :D It's an amazing series. Not only that, but season 2, GItS:2nd GIG, is even better. I have eps. 1-14, and have watched through 11 so far.

    Thank you! I just got it last night, buy haven't taken the shrink wrap off as I'm afraid it wouldn't be good. :( I only got it because the manga was by Shirow Masamune, same guy as GItS.
     
  12. Knife_Sniper

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    I just finished watching a couple more episodes of Gunslinger Girls and I must say that its a sad series. Seeing the girls live their lives under their handlers is just as dramatic as the action. Several of the handlers are borderline abusive, some are mentally abusive, some detach themselves from the girls and some like Josie act like a true fratello / brother sister group. Meanwhile some of the girls attach themselves to their big brothers... it was quite a sad scene when the series introduces Elsa. She is so cold to the other girls and breathes every breath for her handler... meanwhile her handler sees her as nothing more than a tool. He sees no humanity in any of the girls.

    Great series.
     
  13. Tom Servo

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    I'm on the second volume now. Good show. And somebody there has a real eye for detail:

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  14. CleverName

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    That spring on the left side looks kinda funky. Is it 2 springs, or does it change helix size?

    And what's it for? Never had a Sig 239 apart.
     
  15. blue86buick

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    based on it's proximity to the other parts, I'd hazard that it's a mag spring. Might explain the differing coil sizes too.
     
  16. RevDisk

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    Ah, so take near dead girls, hack them up a bit, slap some augmented biotech in them to make them less human, and probably mix in some massive psychological programming for good measure. Children do not usually take to systematically killing others on their own. It's a learned behavior.

    Harvesting children for expendable assets. Sure, what's wrong with that?

    Edit : Oh yea, and 'secret' government sponsored assassinations are only used for 'good'. Good for the government is always 'good' for the people. Yep.
     
  17. KriegHund

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    People...on this board...like anime?

    Strange, nopt exactly the demographic one would expect.

    That said ide watch more anime if my parents wouldnt be wierded out by it.

    A 16 year old watching very violent and attractive femal (well, at least not when they look 10 years old :uhoh: ) cartoon characters kill? What more could one want?

    Admitidly it is strange.

    Huh, in some of the pics they have P-90's...and that strange winchester bullpup sniper rifle...and a g3a3, my favorite rifle!
     
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  18. Solo

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    I think it has to do with the fact that some animes potray guns very realistically.
     
  19. carebear

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    But more, I think, to the basic truth expressed in someone's sig line. "If guns were computers, you'd be a nerd."

    :evil:
     
  20. blue86buick

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    Which also explains why you haven't heard anyone mention liking shows like Inuyasha. :neener: It's either samauri (which is cool), pistol packin' babes (which is hot :D), or really sweet weapon systems, like Tachikomas (which are cool, if annoyingly voiced)

    BTW, just finished Appleseed, very cool movie.
     
  21. CleverName

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    Speak for yourself.

    Real men watch anime about bread baking competitions.

    Yakitate!! Japan
     
  22. Khaotic

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    Thanks for the headsup

    Spotted a copy of 1st EP 'Gunsmith Cats' in my local video store, and since it was mentioned here, rented it.

    Now you've done it, I practically want to adopt Minny May... heh heh heh.

    I'd hate to see her tax bill for "Destructive Devices"... :eek:

    Bwahahaha.

    -K
     
  23. Drizzt

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    Thought I'd resurrect this thread to give those of you interested a heads-up that the second season of Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex will start up this Saturday night (19th) on Adult Swim. Previously only available off DVD here in the States....
     
  24. Rezin

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    You guys think anime is crazy, watch soem regular Japanese flicks, like "Fudoh: The next Generation" or "Battle Royale"

    Crazy, crazy, crazy..............


    Thanks for the recommendations tho. added GSC and the remake of appleseed to my Netflix list....
     
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    A rebreath of life from Texas

    Alright, while this thread has been dead for some time. I must see if I can breathe life into it without the use of a defibulator. Those are all good animes, the majority atleast that I have heard of.

    Cowboy Bebop, Najica, Madlax, Gunsmith Cats, all sorts. Love the guns, swords, tactics, realism with the ability to still stick to the anime style drawing of course.

    Can't believe I found a thread on here about anime... May I worship this site or would that go against the commandments?... Wait, what do I care :rolleyes:
     
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