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  1. blubbso

    Why you should watch Utena and Perfect Blue

    Well, Utena is only slightly older than Perfect Blue. In fact, I looked it up and the Movie was released only 3 Months after Utena finished its run. But I get what you mean - the character designs were out of date even then. It just looks really, really old. But both are totally worth watching.
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    Anime PV Collection - February 2019

    Well, Carole and Tuesday is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, so it's a called game. I've also wanted to start with Yamato for a long time, but so far I just haven't gotten around to it.
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    Status Quo

    Well... it's totally anecdotal evidence, but in all anime forums I'm active in, I came for the downloads and stayed for the community.
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    Status Quo

    Well, it's a damn shame about the content, but I'm glad that (from the looks of it) the staff came out mostly ok. Also, getting the community up and running again instead of giving up takes some dedication, thanks! As for the indicated changes, I remain sceptical. The does not appear to be a shortage of posts, quite the contrary (of course that might just be a consequence of being down for so long). What is lacking, though, is the interaction of users with each other. A large portion of the post does not engage with what has previously been said at all. It's more or less someone throwing out their 1 or 2 lines instead of a discussion. Rather than encouraging more posting, I would love to see some incentives for engaging with previous posts, and general post quality. That's just an idea and the wish of a still fairly new member. I'm sure you have enough on your plate for now, so take it slow. Also, the idea of downgrading the Server if page load drops is fine, I think. But I always appreciated how friggin' fast this page is. There are not a lot of other websites that run so fast that unread posts are displayed almost instantly. Btw: This used to be CartoonWorld? Holy cow, that never occurred to me. I used to download stuff from C-W's IRC channel. I just found it by chance one day, without coming across this community. Well, the internet is a village, after all.
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    Last Live-Action Movie you Watched?

    I watched Jupiter Ascending. Man, that was not a good movie. There are some nice ideas in there, but it needs way more lore to support it and enough time to really establish the world. It doesn't work as a 2 hour feature, but it could be interesting as a book series, a TV show.
  6. It baffles me that people apparently keep buying enough discs of this crap to produce more seasons of it. Ikkitousen is really bottom drawer fare.
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    Best Finished Anime You Have Ever Seen.

    Well for me it's a toss up between Macross Plus and Now and then, here and there. One is a seminal work whose masterful direction and soundtrack just leaves you mesmerized and the other is an absolute gut-wrenching tragedy made bittersweet by its subdued optimism. Calling Chrono Crusade "best" is a stretch, but it really deserves a little more recognition. Too bad the first half is essentially wacky antics that tend to annoy the shit out of you.
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    Why I migrated here..

    Took you 15 minutes to write one paragraph? Regardless, one paragraph is more than most people bother to produce, so good on you. I can agree with you on the HEVC thing, I'm always happy when I find releases like that. I don't usually look for FLAC except for Shows / Movies I really like, but I can only hope that encoders pick up the pace on x265, more so than previously. I've recently started to convert some of my stuff to x265 myself as well. Hope that download access thing works out for you.
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    What was your most incomprehensible anime?

    Well, that would be Touka Gettan. Not only is the story told in reverse (except for a few episodes), also almost every character has two or three incarnations that appear throughout the show, making the show absolutely impenetrable and a fun puzzle to solve.
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    Keep One, Drop One

    Heavy duty
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    RapidCRC like program for linux

    Just do crc32 path/to/directory/* or crc32 * while inside the directory.
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    Getting Back into ANime !

    Ok, let's see... It seems like you enjoy combat-heavy shows and don't mind Mecha or lewdness. In terms of Mecha, I suppose the go-to recommendation would be Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, a ridiculously over-the-top action series that is also really well animated. Alternatively, you could try Code Geass, which sort of sits in between the mind games of Death Note an and the mecha action of TTGL. For some non-mecha action, you could try out Black Lagoon if you want guns, or Berserk for medieval sword fights. I'm not really into salacious anime, but maybe you'll like Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance. I'd say thematically it is basically a carbon copy of Highschool DxD, even if the fight scenes may not be as polished. Really? I thought the characters suddenly became so focused on themselves that it got in the way of the narrative. That would've been fine if they had used that time to develop the characters a little more, but by the end of it they were pretty much the way they were from the get-go. Maybe I'm not the ideal person to recommend you stuff
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    Getting Back into ANime !

    I'd love to recommend you something, but we got no Idea what you like, so it's kind of a shot in the dark. You've listed some anime in the opening post, but not said whether you liked those what you thought of them. Since you are looking for more anime, I assume you liked most of them, but maybe you really hated High School DxD, for example? Also, you mentiond that you want to branch out a bit more, genre-wise. What genre(s) most pique your interest? Romance, Mecha, Drama? A bit more info would make it easier to give you meaningful suggestions. There's something I can tell you, tough: If you've only watched the first season of Knights of Sidonia, you don't need to bother with the second one, the show really falls apart there.
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    Is my ISP screwing with me

    If money is a concern, some VPN providers offer free service up to a few gigabytes a month. That should be enough for a test, if nothing else.
  15. Interesting. Animator fandom is much more rare outside of Japan. How did you get into that? Especially into an obscure animator from the 80s? I feel there might just be a story worth telling here.
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