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  1. Koby

    Introduction

    Hello JJ. Welcome to Kametsu. I've seen a lot of anime, but surprisingly haven't seen any of the ones you listed as your favorites. =P Haven't played any of the games you listed either, although I did watch the Deadspace animated films. Here, we can fish year-round, because it doesn't usually get that cold during winter. Reading is fun, and I enjoy reading at bedtime to my daughter, but unfortunately we haven't had reading time in a while due to usually being so busy we're rushing to get to bed on time. Hope you enjoy your stay!
  2. Choppiness during scrolling would be an issue unrelated with the site itself. Would either be something with your browser having problems (perhaps too many addons slowing it down) or could also be related to GPU or ram inefficiency, as lower end devices may sometimes have trouble scrolling with static backgrounds. As such, I'll ask what is your computer specs? Although none of the possible issues that could cause it would be something I can replicate, I went ahead and checked in all available browsers I have on my PC and the site scrolls smoothly for me in FireFox, Chrome, and Edge.
  3. Koby

    Hellow

    Came here because of the announcement? Welcome to Kametsu. I like anime of course.
  4. I didn't really like tri either tbh. I don't really have much hope for this because of that, but I'll remain optimistic.
  5. Major primetime television shows used to feature 22-24 episodes in a season, but in the era of Peak TV, smaller episode counts have become the new normal for prestige shows. But Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings TV series may be looking to change that. According to Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey, who’s on the payroll for the new series, The Lord of the Rings season 1 will be comprised of 20 episodes. Read his comments below, including a fascinating breakdown of which parts of Tolkien’s stories are “off limits” in the series. Lord of the Rings Season 1 to Have 20 Episodes A Fandom tweet pointed me to a German website which conducted an interview with Tom Shippey, one of the people mentioned in Amazon’s recent video showcasing the behind-the-scenes talent working on the highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings show. When asked about recent unconfirmed rumors that the series may film in places like Scotland or New Zealand, Shippey couldn’t confirm where it would be shot, but he did reveal how many episodes are intended to be in the first season: Logically, you try to bundle all the scenes that take place in one location and film them so that you have it done and don’t have to return to that place several times. But this also implies that everything has to be clear at the start of filming, you have to know the end. There’s supposed to be 20 episodes for the first season. So until they’ve decided what the end is going to be, they can’t start filming. If that holds true, it would be a big break from the recent trend toward smaller episode counts on major TV shows. Game of Thrones, the most obvious comparison point to this Lord of the Rings show, featured ten episode seasons for most of its run, but even dropped to seven in its seventh season and six in its final stretch. (As for the location itself, Amazon knows where it’s going to film the show, but it has not made that information public yet.) Which Parts of Tolkien’s Histories Can the Amazon Series Use? We’ve known for a while that the Amazon show would be set during Tolkien’s Second Age, and Shippey commented briefly on that: The Tolkien Estate will insist that the main shape of the Second Age is not altered. Sauron invades Eriador, is forced back by a Númenorean expedition, and returns to Númenor. There he corrupts the Númenoreans and seduces them to break the ban of the Valar. All this, the course of history, must remain the same. But you can add new characters and ask a lot of questions, like: What has Sauron done in the meantime? Where was he after Morgoth was defeated? Theoretically, Amazon can answer these questions by inventing the answers, since Tolkien did not describe it. But it must not contradict anything which Tolkien did say. That’s what Amazon has to watch out for. It must be canonical, it is impossible to change the boundaries which Tolkien has created, it is necessary to remain “tolkienian.” But he also revealed something in this interview I hadn’t heard before: apparently Amazon only has the rights to the Second Age. “The First and Third Ages are ‘off-limits’, you can’t have the First Age. Events could be mentioned at the most if they explain the events of the Second Age. But if it is not described or mentioned in the Lord of the Rings or in the appendices, they probably cannot use it. So the question is to what extent they may hint at events that took place, for example, in the First Age, but still continue to affect the Second Age. There are several maps authorized by Tolkien, not just the ones we are familiar with, and some of those maps have places on them which are not in the other maps. But if Tolkien authorized them then that’s okay. So it’s a bit of a minefield. You have to tread very carefully but at the same time there is quite a lot of scope for interpretation and free invention.” The site says that the Tolkien Estate retains the rights to everything in the First Age, and a company called Middle-earth Enterprises owns the rights to the events depicted in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which take place in the Third Age, and it’s unclear if Amazon has attempted to bargain with Middle-earth Enterprises to be able to reference any of those events in its upcoming show. We’ve never heard of specific ages of a fictional world being split up and sold off to different licensees, but Tolkien’s world is more expansive than most. It was previously assumed that Amazon was drawing from The Silmarillion, Tolkien’s massive history of Middle-earth published after his death, as it looked for stories to tell in this new show. But Shippey’s comments indicate that Amazon can only use the section of that book which covers the Second Age, and that’s only touched on in one of five divided sections of that sprawling book. The Lord of the Rings does not have a premiere date yet, but we’ll keep you posted when we learn more about it.
  6. Koby

    Summer 2019 Anime Season

    I'm really enjoying pretty much everything I picked up this season. It's a huge season for me for sure. I expected to drop some, but that didn't happen. Was rather surprised. Although Cop Craft seems to be really cheaping out on the action scenes with tons of still frames.
  7. Koby

    15th year of Kametsu?

    I agree. Hard to believe it was 15 years ago that I was a Freshman in high school.
  8. I must've missed it, but why were people assuming that? When did Pokemon ever really have a threatening team? Team Rocket was probably the best of the ones I know about, but even they were mostly a joke in the games. Took over Silph to try to get the Master Ball tech, but never accomplished it and created Mewtwo (well I can't remember if this tidbit was actually stated in the games or just the anime), but otherwise did nothing of note. The leader also disbands the whole organization just for losing a gym battle to a kid. I suppose. Haven't played the game with the Aloha forms yet so not sure how the mechanic works, but giving Pokemon different forms is certainly easier and effective in comparison to creating hundreds of new Pokemon entirely. Not like Linoone itself was that great to begin with though so I suppose this will just give him some more hype/use. Although I feel like his new evo looks really close to Mightyena.
  9. It still has a few fillers, but yeah instead of going into a massive filler hell or padding the canon out to a snails pace, Fairy Tail played it smart by taking a break and coming back a few years later when there was more manga to adapt.
  10. Koby

    15th year of Kametsu?

    Kametsu first opened in 2004. Cartoon-World opened in 2005 I think. In any case, Kametsu actually existed first. =p
  11. Galarian forms confirmed. New rivals confirmed. New evolution for Linoone confirmed.
  12. Grandia HD Collection will launch for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on August 16, publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America announced. Grandia HD Remaster for PC will follow at a later date, while the already available Grandia II Anniversary Edition will be renamed to Grandia II HD Remaster. Here is an overview of Grandia HD Collection, via GungHo Online Entertainment America: About The classic RPGs have been updated to bring enhanced visuals, handheld support on Nintendo Switch, and gamepad and keyboard support on Steam. Players will be getting their hands on two games that changed the landscape of RPGs forever, for the first time in beautiful HD graphics. Key Features Real-time, turn-based action – Experience and employ a unique action bar system for real-time fighting with distinct characters. Magic-based combat – Gather Mana Eggs to learn and use magic-based skills, ranging from elemental attacks to character-enhancing magic for defense and offense statistical boosts. Illustrious worlds to explore – The vibrant worlds in Grandia HD Collection include nostalgic starter cities such as Parm (Grandia) and Carbo Village (Grandia II) to iconic fields and areas such as The End of the World (Grandia) and Valmar’s Moon (Grandia II). Gather Skill Points and ATTACK! – Skill Points or Skill Coins can be used to earn incredibly intense moves that make for an extraordinary fighting experience. Eclectic Enemy Encounters – The worlds of Grandia and Grandia II bring forth a plethora of challenging and epic enemies in the wild, as well as main storyline bosses. Ear-Indulging, Melodious Compositions – Experience world exploration, momentous battles, and legendary in-game experiences in beautiful harmony with musical compositions from acclaimed Japanese composer Noriyuki Iwadare. Grandia HD Collection, Grandia HD Remaster (PC), and Grandia II HD Remaster (PC) will feature a variety of new and improved features such as: Grandia Features Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art. Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements. Widescreen support and customizable resolutions (only for PC). Steam cards and Achievements (only for PC). Audio: Japanese and English. Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus French and German translation. Gamepad and keyboard support with remappable controls (only for PC). Grandia II Features Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art. Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements. Widescreen support and customizable resolutions (only for PC). Audio: Japanese and English. Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus New French and German translation.
  13. Koby

    The Video Game Deals Thread

    Ducktales Remastered will be delisted from all digital stores in a couple of days, so buy it now if you want to: https://store.steampowered.com/app/237630/DuckTales_Remastered/ It's also on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
  14. The official website for Toei Animation's Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna announced more cast members on Sunday. The character designs are grown-up versions of the character designs used in Digimon Adventure 02. The film will open in Japan on February 21, 2020. Cast Iori Hida: Yoshitaka Yamaya (Isshuukan Friends.) Daisuke Motomiya: Fukujuurou Katayama (Ping Pong the Animation) Ken Ichijouji: Arthur Lounsbery (Starmyu) Miyako Inoue: Ayaka Asai (Hibike! Euphonium) In addition, Megumi Urawa, Junko Noda, Naozumi Takahashi, Kouichi Toochika, will each reprise their roles as Armadimon, V-Mon, Wormmon, and Hawkmon, respectively. Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 3 the Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth) is directing the anime at Yumeta Company. Seiji Tachikawa (Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series) is chief animation director and Akatsuki Yamatoya (Gintama Movie 2: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare) is handling the screenplay. Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna commemorates the 20th anniversary of Toei Animation's Digimon franchise. The company teases that this film is "the last" of Taichi and Agumon's story.
  15. Koby

    Towards the Horizon

    Hey everyone, We're about to begin work towards reinvigorating the community and breathing new life into the forum aspect. As a starting point we'd love to get some feedback about what kind of community aspects you'd enjoy seeing, what some of your favorite hobbies are that you'd be interested in conversing about with others on a long-term basis, and just overall what kind of changes you'd love to see happen or any ideas you might have as to what direction we should take things in. We've pondered a lot over pushing the community towards a more gamer-friendly aspect and getting things more involved and organized. We love hearing from you, so please, now is the time to speak up! The possibilities are near-limitless.
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