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#421

If they make the whole thing sound more natural and modern, it might be interesting and maybe even better, overall. But I love dub Misato just the way that she is. Plus I’ll probably lose personal favourite moments like: “Every single missile hit the target.”

I think we’re asking too much for Netflix to provide an option for the old dub as well as the new one?


#422

I mean, I don’t know whether or not there might be legalities involved - but I don’t see why there shouldn’t be an option.
I know one release of Akira had the two dubs made for it.


#423

I would not watch a redub. I doubt I’d even watch Eva on Netflix anyways. I have them on DVD. There is no need.


#424

My original watch of Eva was a mix of VHS tapes and its initial TV broadcast over here, both of which were dubbed. I did… acquire a subtitled edition of the TV version that included the expanded versions of episodes 20-24, which was what I watched the last time I did a rewatch. And I have the dual-language DVDs of Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion,which I watch in English sometimes if I don’t want to pay tons of attention.


#425

But think about how much nicer it would look in HD. I’d much rather own something than have to watch it on streaming though, so hopefully there gets to be a shiny new blu-ray release soon.


#426

Also, the fun of watching End of Eva on your phone on public transport.


#427

You would have to pay me to take public transport here. It’s shit, and mostly non-existent. You need a car in my city or you end up doing a lot of walking. Most Canadian cities are severely lacking in public transit, unfortunately.


#428

But think of the fun of watching End of Eva on that bus or train?


#429

More GitS:


#430

#431

The mosquito episode perfectly captured the insane absurdity of trying to keep a tiny insect from feeding off you.


#432

It sounds like it’s a movie, which is interesting. I’m excited that it’s on Netflix as long as it gets a home video release too.
Other than that, my feelings are pretty similar to the Blade Runner anime. Kamiyama and Araki are doing it. I’m feeling tentative about the cgi. But I do like all of the incarnations of Ghost in the Shell that I’ve come across up to now and 2020 is a long way away.


#433

Hey, so some of you are watching SSSS. Gridman, right? It’s pretty good and stuff. Did any of you notice the visual references to Transformers?

https://tformers.com/new-anime-ssss-gridman-shatters-the-fandom-with-deluge-of-transformers-references/34276/news.html

I had no idea about any of this stuff and since that article is from early in the show’s run, we could probably have a new one that points out a million more references.


#434

I have a lot of toku mutuals on twitter that spend hours after each new episode picking these out.
The show is pretty dang good on its own.


#435

That’s interesting. I can’t say that I’ve ever been into the tokusatsu stuff so there’s probably a million references that I’m missing (especially when you consider that I never saw the original Gridman) but the show really works for me anyway. Have you seen the original?

I thought that it was interesting to see the show heavily reference an obscure Transformers toy line, of all things.


#436

You should get on to seeing the original. It’s fantastic.
And has one of the best theme songs of all time.
I mean, you should try and get some in especially since this show is a sequel series and the showrunners have promised some reveals in the finale.

But here’s the theme song in case:


#437

#438

Godzilla: The Planet Eater closes out the anime trilogy, and is the best film of the lot to boot. Without giving too much away, it does a decent job of explaining all the vagaries of the plot while brining everything to a conclusion.

It’s hard to talk about the details of the plot without giving things away, but I do want to talk a bit about Ghidorah (it’s no surprise he’s the new monster this time). Rather than being a flying, three-headed dragon, he’s a weird extradimensional entity manifested as glowing golden snakes emerging from dimensional rifts, and the laws of physics break down in his proximity. There’s a sequence that reminds me of End of Evangelion, as characters rushedly describe the distortion of reality, only for time to break down and they get a report of their own deaths before it happens.

The overall conclusion of the saga is a bit trite, but everything that builds up to it is great. Definitely worth checking out.


#439

I’d say that Dororo is a great anime. Check it out.

Bogiepop and Others is frustrating but interesting. It still fails to capture the appeal of the novel as the previous anime and movie have also failed, but like they did, it engages you with a compelling point of view.

Essentially, boogiepop really grabs people with what most great anime does. It has a central humanism and individuality striving against sinister conformity.


#440

The MFKZ dub looks amazing. Dubbed by Vince Staples, Danny Trejo, RZA, etc, with animation by Studio 4°C, who created the beautifuly animated Tekkonkinkreet. I can’t wait until this comes out on Blu Ray.