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  1. I'm currently working on Final Fantasy XII and Radiata Stories whenever I feel like playing them.
  2. Hello and welcome to Kametsu! There are many exciting things going on here, so be sure to check them all out. We hope you enjoy your stay. Posting in this thread is an easy way to get active in the forums, and be sure to hop onto our IRC channel if you would like to meet even more Kametsu members: #Kametsu on irc.kametsu.com (ports 6660-6669, SSL on port 7000) (further info) Guidelines Be sure to read the Forum Rules & Guidelines in addition to keeping these other points of etiquette in mind: Don't force anyone to do anything, whether it's pressing them for information they're not willing to give or making them join certain groups. This is a PG-13 forum, so keep it light on the swearing and adult content. Most importantly, be respectful! You're talking to real people here! Welcome to Kametsu Forums! If you've an interest in anime, television, or graphics, we're certain you have just found your new home. People of all ages from all over the world are invited to join our community. You'll find opportunities abound spanning from daily chatter to discussions on anime and video games to more in-depth debates on today's issues. Members are also given areas in the forum to show off their graphical and artistic skills, as well as request these artists to make something for them. Unlike other boards that thrive on weak posts filled with platitudes and otherwise useless comments, we encourage members to express themselves in full detail and with proper grammar. This makes it easier for others to understand you and you'll appreciate the courtesy from others as well. While perhaps intimidating at first, you'll soon realize how simple registration is and how enjoyable participating the forum can be. We've gathered a brief list of benefits, though it certainly does not encompass all that you'll be able to enjoy once you're a member! Members will be able to Participate in various forum discussions Make full use of the Private Messaging system Follow various topics and receive instant notification of any new posts Customise profiles and wear personal avatars and signatures Share personal websites to increase traffic Give feedback and suggestions for improving the forum Gain new profile customisation abilities at certain post levels New Crusaders So how do you get to all this stuff? Go ahead and register here! You'll be asked to supply a valid email address--this is important since we may require you to validate your registration via email and should you forget your password, this is the address instructions will be sent to. Once you become an official Crusader of Kametsu, we ask that you post an introduction. To make it easier on you, we've provided a template with a few questions so our current members will be able to have a better understanding of who you are. You're free to--and we certainly encourage you to!--make your introduction your own and include other information. How did you find Kametsu? What do you think of the place so far? How active are you planning on being? What are your top five anime? Top five video games? What other hobbies do you have? Make any graphics? Do you have any questions for us? Welcoming New Crusaders Give warm welcomes to the new members and be polite Answer any questions asked to the best of your knowledge or point them in the right direction Be creative in your welcomes We were all new once in an unfamiliar forum, so be kind and make their transition into the community an easy and comfortable one.
  3. While I'll agree that at times it did feel somewhat slow, especially when they also managed to add recaps every episode... I really don't see them doing that because they were actually already cramming a lot of material in when you do that math, despite it feeling really slow to some people. Weekly manga chapters have about 20 pages. While Attack on Titan is a monthly manga with about 55 to 60 pages per chapter. Now most anime tend to adapt weekly manga at about 2 chapters an episode. Some of course do a lot less, such as One Piece adapting like basically one chapter into 5 anime episodes; while other shows may occasionally adapt as many as 4 chapters into a single episode. However it is my experience that the average tends to be about 2 chapters per episode, which in this case is equivalent to around 40 manga pages. Now lets reflect that AoT season 1 adapted 35 monthly chapters (that's nearly three years worth of manga chapters) at 60 pages a chapter. You convert that to the page numbers of weekly manga and it's the equivalent of 105 weekly manga chapters. That is 105 weekly manga chapters within a 25 episode span. The math comes out to 4.2 weekly chapters an episode. Which means AoT actually adapted a lot more content per episode than you'd normally see. Yet despite this some people claim it was too slow. If this is the case, then perhaps the manga is just extremely slow, and despite being drastically sped up in anime form, still manages to feel slow. Either way, one season of anime which aired in the span of half a year, ate up 3 years of manga content. So you can see why there has to be such a long delay between anime seasons. Given where the arcs ends and such, I'm speculating that Season 2 will end with chapter 70 being adapted, which means we're most likely to be getting another 2-cour season that adapts 35 monthly chapters of material, same as season one. Because otherwise to do anymore would require them to stop the season in the middle of an ongoing arc that hasn't completed yet. Which means if they intended to do more within this season, then season two would have still likely been another two years away from airing at the very minimum. This also means, we're most likely looking at another 3-4 years before season 3 happens either way at this point.
  4. MAL Reuniting the franchise's iconic characters, Dragon Ball Super will follow the aftermath of Goku's fierce battle with Majin Buu as he attempts to maintain earth's fragile peace. How long can this show survive on Nostalgia alone? Hope it has more to offer in future episodes but I don't have much hope. Seems Akira has run out of ideas and they're just milking the franchise since it's a cash-cow. All the new transformations are simple palette changes rather than new designs and it's pretty lackluster so far. DB Super thus far seems to be trying to replicate the comedy of Dragon Ball rather than continue the action packed Z story.
  5. I notice a lot of difference. WhyNot's encode for example is oversharpened to the point of creating ringing (aka halos) while also adding extra noise not in the source. While Sergey's encode has blurred lines due to unmasked AA filtering that wasn't needed and Mawen's encode has a lot of edge noise. We've extensively discussed this on IRC, and thus I decided it was best to do my own encode because we didn't think any of the available encodes were as good as they could be.
  6. Comparing encodes between the three groups who encoded the Japanese Bluray in 1080p h264 10-bit and the actual Japanese Bluray itself. Japanese BDMV · Sergey · Mawen · WhyNot? http://diff.pics/0qFYLsuvlqP1/1 As far as 720p options go, only WhyNot? seems to have done it from the groups worth even mentioning. Considering possibly doing my own encode of the Japanese Blu-ray instead of a remux when the USBD releases in March. Though I suppose I should probably compare the USBD as well when the time comes just to be complete. Anyways I've already discussed the comparison on IRC, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to get some other eyes on it or just simply to share the comparison if nothing more.
  7. Unfortunately no one has shared it yet, but here is a preview video of some of the changes.
  8. MAL Set in the land of Yuguto, the people thought that the land they live is the size of the world, but it’s actually divided into several areas, each with a respective king. Even though there were small wars among areas, the kings had roundtable meetings to maintain peace and balance. It was until a dark group of dark monsters appeared... A trilogy movie series is being released and streamed on Crunchyroll with each movie being split into 4 parts. While a tv edition is also being broadcast during the same time. Only differences known so far is some slight music changes and that the TV series has both an OP and ED for every part, while the movie edition doesn't. Apparently the official site treats the movie edition as a sort of pre-screening and the tv series as the official method of watching the show from what I'm told. FUNimation will be Simuldubbing the TV edition, while the Simulcast will be streaming on Crunchyroll.
  9. Pretty sure you meant Season 5, not 6. =P
  10. The CW Network has given early pickups to five of its established series for next season, including an All-Star Cycle of America’s Next Top Model and the network’s top-rated drama The Vampire Diaries. All five shows will return in Fall 2011. With America’s Next Top Model ordered for both cycles next season, The CW’s signature reality series will kick-off the Fall with its first-ever All-Star Edition, featuring the models who became breakout characters and who had the most memorable stories from past cycles. Additional details about the cast, judges and prizes for the All-Star cycle of Top Model will be announced at a later time. The CW’s bloodily addictive hit The Vampire Diaries was also given an early renewal, and in its sophomore season, remains the network’s most-watched show (4.0 million viewers) and the network’s number-one show among its target audience of women 18-34 (2.9/9). Also given early pickups for next season are The CW’s scandalous guilty pleasures Gossip Girl, the network’s second most popular series with women 18-34 (2.8/7), and 90210, which posts some of TV’s largest percent increases from DVR playback, more than doubling its women 18-34 live ratings once live+7 data is included. The network also renewed fan favorite Supernatural, which enters its seventh season next year. In moving to Fridays last September, Supernatural immediately helped make The CW more competitive on the night and dramatically contributed to year-to-year gains on Friday of 66% in adults 18-34 and 60% in viewers.
  11. The latest episode linked all the way back to Azazel, by finally detailing just exactly who and what he is, as well as letting us know he wasn't the only one. Apparently all yellow-eyed demons are Princes of Hell, being they were some of the original demons created by Lucifer himself, after he created the white-eyed demons. There were only 4 of them. Azazel is dead, and the one introduced in this episode, Ramiel, is now dead as well. So that leaves two more Princes of Hell that are likely to eventually make an appearance at some point. I just find it strange that they introduced and killed off Ramiel all in the same episode... Seems like that would have been something you'd normally see play out over the season... but I guess they have bigger plans for the show. The Colt made a reappearance as the British Men of Letters apparently had Mary Winchester steal it from Ramiel. Though without any bullets it's just an old relic.... so I wonder if they have the ability to forge new bullets.
  12. I'm pretty sure everyone who has watched 2 episodes has gathered that... That is exactly what we're talking about though. They couldn't even beat the 'smallfry' without Aram's help and one of them possibly dying. As for where this is set in correlation to the game... from what I'm read, the anime picks up about the half-way point of the game. But to me it feels like a refreshing starting point, to start after the main groups defeat and having to recover, rather than starting from square one. The story seems to be focusing on Aram who is new to the group anyways so we're learning about the group and their history through interactions with him thus it doesn't feel like I'm missing out on any knowledge that would require me to play the game to enjoy the show, which is a good thing. So far it seems like a nice show, even if it's slightly generic. The only gripe we seem to have is that the main group who has apparently already attempted their goal and failed, somehow seem to be as weak as you'd expect a bunch of people who just started their video game quest to be. As in these people don't seem like high-level warriors at all, which is what I'd suspect given where we are at in the story.
  13. Yeah I've only watched two episodes myself (despite working on subtitles for 1-6 thus far), I found it kind of strange they seemed to be having a really hard time against ordinary enemies, to the point Aram had to reinforce them. This was after they used their flashy chain attacks and everything, and one of them still manages to get severely hurt. We're left on a cliffhanger at the end of episode 2, unknown if the guy is going to survive from being stabbed in the guts after he passed out on the ground. So I'm finding it kind of hard to believe how they ever managed to face the Black King in the first place prior to the beginning of the series.
  14. The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (originally Avatar: Legend of Korra) is an upcoming television mini-series set in the Avatar universe as a spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is currently under development, and is expected to run for 26 episodes in mid-2012. The co-creators of the original series, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, are confirmed to be involved. The pair will personally write all of the episodes to allow for a tighter storyline. The new series will take place 70 years after the end of the Avatar: The Last Airbender story arc, with all-new characters and settings. The protagonist of the new series, Korra, the next Avatar after Aang, is a hot-headed and rebellious young woman from the Southern Water Tribe who is "ready to take on the world". The series plans to follow Korra as she faces an anti-bender revolt while mastering the art of Airbending from Aang and Katara's son, Tenzin. Korra is a rebellious 16-year-old girl. As the Avatar, she has already mastered Waterbending, Earthbending and Firebending. Tenzin himself is married; Pema is his wife. Jinora, a "bookworm", and Ikki, a "motor-mouth", are his daughters while Meelo, his youngest child, is his son. The primary and only confirmed setting is United Republic. Anti-benders called "Equalists", who oppose the art of bending, utilize techniques such as chi-blocking to further their goals of revolution, led by Oman. Korra must fight rampant crime and the anti-bender revolt, assisted by two brothers, Mako, a Firebender, and Bolin, an Earthbender. She is also joined by her animal guide, Naga, and the Metalbending police force of United Republic, who are led by Toph's daughter. The Last Airbender: Legend Of Korra (Official Comic-Con Trailer HD) 3EV5ed85ytk
  15. Arise, Pyrophoric Cult, and New Movie all fit in that order as part of the Arise series; which is set as somewhat a prequel to the SAC series as it details how Section 9 came to be. Then you've got Stand Alone Complex, SAC 2nd Gig, and Solid State Society in that order. The Individual Eleven and Laughing Man movies are just recaps of the best arcs in the SAC series. The original 1995 movie and it's sequel GitS 2: Innocence go together in their own sort of 'movie universe'. Definitely worth watching though... Even though Arise is set first in the timeline in several ways... I'd actually recommend you watch the 1995 movie and it's sequel as a starting point to the franchise. Then watch the SAC series, then Arise last. This is the production order, and despite the chronological order, each entity is kind of really it's own thing, and as such Arise really kind of expects you to have knowledge of the series or the characters that you'd likely be missing out on if you tried watching it first.
  16. I'll be adding lists to this topic which tells you where the various Movies, OVAs, and Specials fit chronologically into the timeline of the series. I know a lot of people want to watch things in order and sometimes it's pretty hard to find out or figure out the timeline yourself without getting spoiled to major events etc. So this thread is here to help. If you want, you can help out by posting lists in the same style within this thread. Fairy Tail Fairy Tail - OVA 01 - Welcome to Fairy Hills! After the Oración Seis arc (episode 68). Fairy Tail - OVA 02 - Fairy Academy, Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan! Random comedy; doesn't fit anywhere, but released around episode 83. Fairy Tail - OVA 03 - Memory Days After the Edolas arc (episode 95). Fairy Tail - OVA 04 - Fairies' Training Camp Set during the first half of episode 153. Fairy Tail - OVA 05 - The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land Around episode 175 or so. Fairy Tail - OVA 06 - Fairy Tail x Rave Sometime after the Oración Seis arc (episode 68). Fairy Tail - Movie 01 - Priestess of the Phoenix Sometime after episode 123. Gundam Universal Century Timeline Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) (also had 3 recap movies) Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War (2004) Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 (2006) Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Gravity of the Battlefront (2008) Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996) Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report (1998) Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (1989) Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1991) Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Fading Light of Zeon (1992) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985) (also had 3 recap movies) Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (1986) Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988) All That Gundam (1989) Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2010) Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991) Gundam: Mission to the Rise (1998) Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (1993) Ring of Gundam (2009) One Piece One Piece - OVA 01 - Defeat the Pirate Ganzack! It's a prequel to the series. One Piece - Movie 01 - The Great Gold Pirate Belongs after episode 18. One Piece - Special 01 - Adventure in the Ocean's Navel Aired after episode 53. One Piece - Movie 02 - Clockwork Island Adventure Belongs after episode 56. One Piece - Movie 02 Short - Django's Dance Carnival After the 2nd movie of course. One Piece - Movie 09 - Episode of Chopper Plus - Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Sakura Belongs after episode 91 (although features characters not introduced yet...). One Piece - Movie 03 - Chopper Kingdom of Strange Animal Island Belongs after episode 102. One Piece - Movie 03 Short - Dream Soccer King! After the 3rd movie of course. One Piece - Movie 08 - Episode of Alabasta - The Desert Princess and the Pirates Belongs after episode 135. One Piece - Movie 04 - Dead End Adventure Belongs after episode 146. One Piece - Special 02 - Open Upon the Great Sea! A Father's Huge, HUGE Dream! Aired after episode 149. One Piece - Special 03 - Protect! The Last Great Performance Aired after episode 174. One Piece - Movie 05 - The Curse of the Sacred Sword Belongs after episode 183. One Piece - Movie 05 Short - Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King After the 5th movie of course. One Piece - Movie 06 - Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island Belongs after episode 223. One Piece - Special 04 - The Detective Memoirs of Chief Straw Hat Luffy Aired after episode 253. One Piece - Movie 07 - Karakuri Castle's Mecha Giant Soldier Belongs after episode 257. One Piece - Straw Hat Theater Aired alongside episodes 279 through 283. One Piece - OVA 02 - Romance Dawn It belongs somewhere between episodes 381 and 385. One Piece - Strong World - Episode 0 Watch before watching movie 10. One Piece - Movie 10 - Strong World Belongs after episode 384 (fits best after 429 since the eps are connected). One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase (aka Movie 11) After episode 489. Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friends Aired after episode 560 (abridged retelling of the Arlong Park Arc). Episode of Luffy: Adventure on Hand Island After episode 574. Glorious Island Prequel to Film: Z One Piece - Movie 12 - Film Z After episode 578.
  17. Yeah, the character designs are more in-line with their manga counterpart this season. Black & White is manga of course. Top right is this season. Bottom in from season one.
  18. MAL Second season of the Blue Exorcist series. Picks up where the canon ended in season one, the end of episode 17, and completely ignores the existence of the anime original (aka filler) episodes 18-25.
  19. Server connection like might have been experiencing lag... What browser are you utilizing? Should be rectified now, but let me know if you continue to experience it.
  20. I hate having to make posts like this but it's apparently required to sustain the site. Since September (over three months) we've only had $86 in donations. In this same timespan we've had to pay nearly $200 to keep the site going (nearly $50 a month for server, $25 for forum software renewals, $15 for forum theme). This means we've been burning through funds faster than they come in. As of this moment, we're down to around $150 in available funds and aside from server fees, we have 3 themes expiring that need renewing updates access which = $30 total, the forum software renewal comes up in March which = $25, the Donation plugin is expired and needs to be renewed which = $40, and the domain expires in August this year (I usually pay it up for 5 years at a time) which = $60 last I checked. So even if we neglect all of this, we've got ~3 months of server bills we can currently make. If we don't neglect the other stuff required this month we'd actually be going into the negative. I'll probably let some themes stay expired and remove them when they no longer work with the next forum software update to cut costs instead of paying to keep them around every 6 months. Also considering letting the donation tracker go since the developer hasn't bothered in over a year to add any gateways for the services we can utilize for donations so actual donations aren't even taking place through it and instead it's just used to display who donated what and give a user a list of their donations; which honestly isn't a good enough reason to keep it around by itself. Server bills are much more important than stuff that we don't absolutely need to be able to sustain the site operations. So if you've got any spare cash you can spare and would like to help the site, please PM me. Every little bit helps. We can currently accept Credit/Debit cards through Stripe, GoogleWallet, or Skrill.
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  22. Film distribution company Eleven Arts announced some of the voice actors for the English dub of the Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion anime film on Monday. The list will update weekly. Mona Marshall as Izzy Jeff Nimoy as Tentomon, Kabuterimon Cristina Vee as Meiko Mochizuki Kate Higgins as Meicoomon In addition, voice actress Colleen O'Shaughnessy hinted last Thursday that she is also working on the English dub. O'Shaughnessy previously voiced the character Sora Takenouchi in the original Digimon Adventure anime, as well as other Digimon anime. Marshall and Nimoy are reprising their roles in the English dub as Izzy and Tentomon, respectively. Both voiced their respective dubs in the English dub of the original Digimon Adventure anime. Eleven Arts and Toei Animation will release the English language version of Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion in theaters in the United States as a one-night Fathom Events screening in more than 300 theaters on September 15. It will be followed by a national theatrical release in major cities. The Digimon Adventure tri. project, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure (the first entry in the series), will have a total of six films. While the anime's human characters have a completely different Japanese voice cast from the original Digimon Adventure, the Digimon partners feature the same Japanese cast. The first film, Digimon Adventure tri. Saikai (Reunion), opened in Japanese theaters last November, and Crunchyroll began streaming the film on the same day as four episodes. The second film, Digimon Adventure tri. Ketsui (Determination), opened in Japan on March 12 for a three-week run in theaters in Japan. Crunchyroll began streaming the film as four episodes on March 11. The third film, Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku, will open in Japan for three weeks on September 24, and will be available for paid streaming in Japan on the same day. The Blu-ray Disc of the film will be on sale at theaters on the same day, and the general release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be on November 2.
  23. In anticipation of the upcoming release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Capcom has released a new trailer. The trailer is in the vein of classic horror movie trailers and definitely sets the tone for the carnage that will be contained in the new game. You probably don’t wanna join the Baker family when Resident Evil 7: Biohazard releases on January 24 on PC, PlayStation 4, PSVR, and Xbox One.
  24. Thanks guys. Appreciate it.
  25. http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=81164 Trying to grab this show for my daughter but BTN seems to be missing some random episodes of season 3 and having no luck finding them except for some crappy Youtube copies where half the screen is taken up by a moving background wallpaper. Episodes needed: S03E02 S03E04 S03E06 S03E07 S03E09 S03E14 Preferably looking for the 720p WEBRips, but I'll take whatever I can get if these can't be located or freshly ripped. Thanks to anyone who tries to help out. I appreciate it.