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IbnTaymiyyah

Grand Mufti of Weaponised Autism
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I've decided to go through my old anime DVDs that I've just kept locked in a drawer since I'm waiting for my ISP to come by and fix an outage. Gave Ouran HSHC a watch for the first time since I graduated high school and I genuinely forgot how much I enjoyed this show. Plus, this old ass Funimation release has features that modern releases simply don't have anymore... you know, like subtitles to translate the bits of Japanese that they didn't localise!

Oh Funimation, you had so much potential and yet yall decided to waste it by being terminally exceptional.
 
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imagine paying someone pretending to be your girlfriend and you dont even get to fuck her.
 
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Steamboat_Bill

Going to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee
The Lupin III CGI film is going to be dubbed, and the voice cast from the last new show (the Blue Jacket one) is reprising their roles.
 

albert chan

Don’t Tread On Tintin
True & Honest Fan

Ever since it burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s, Pretty Cure has been winning over fans all over the globe. However, fans in the US have had few to no options when it comes to legal acquisition of the show. After a few false starts, it looks like this season could be the beginning of a way forward. But what will it take to make this latest attempt stick?

For those who’ve missed the boat, Pretty Cure (often shortened to PreCure)premiered in 2004, directed by Dragon Ball Z and Kindaichi Case Filesdirector Daisuke Nishio. The story hit all the usual modern-day magical girl points: animal mascots, marketable transformation items, and monsters of the week leading to a series finale end-game. But PreCure poured attention into two other areas. One was the friendship between its leads, Nagisa and Honoka, who had to transform together. The other? The sheer degree of intense, heart-pounding action.

Cure Black and Cure White, the OG PreCure


After a second season for the pair, the franchise moved on to Futari wa PreCure Splash Star, a similar-but different take on the original run. From there, each season changed up more and more while retaining the basic tenets of friendship, frills, and over-the-top fighting. It began to align more with Super Sentai in its sensibilities, like Sailor Moon before it but more so. It has its own Red Rangers (or Pink Cures), who do a “baton pass” segment at the end of each season. Each season has a theme or combination of themes — like Healin’ Good‘s theming around looking after animals and nature. And there are team-up movies and specials, which went into overdrive during the show’s 15th anniversary last year.

With only a few exceptions, there’s only been one way to get your hands on PreCure in the U.S. — and that’s fansubs. The first two seasons have been available legally for some time, with a long period of nothing after that. Hasbro attempted to bring the franchise into their universe under the title Glitter Force, starting with Saban’s localization of 2012’s fairytale-themed Smile PreCure! But they only made it as far as the following season, 2013’s Doki Doki PreCure, before letting it loose. As of 2018, the Glitter Forcetrademark has been abandoned.

The girls of Smile PreCure


With the arrival of Healin’ Good on Crunchyroll, there’s a bit of promise… but it may be a bit touch and go right now. Fans have long wanted the anime streaming service to bring more (and more recent) PreCure to its platform, and Crunchyroll has been more than happy to oblige as soon as the opportunity presented itself. At present, only the most recently episodes are available, with the first 12 being backfilled as we speak. Should the stream go well, could there be a chance of more PreCure available to stream legally? Well, that’s the hope.

Right now, the big thing is demand. If a streaming service offers the show, the best way to keep it there is to watch it legally from said streaming service. This goes for any show on any service — if you like something on Funimation or Netflix or Hulu, watching it legally on said service is the best thing you can do for it. If studios know there’s a point in continuing, there are better odds that they’ll continue. And if PreCure‘s loyal fanbase shows up for this latest attempt, they could make some magic for their favorite show.

There’s no telling where things will go from here. But if you’re a PreCure fan, the best thing you can do right now is take advantage of this opportunity and watch legally. The better it does, the more reason Toei has to keep putting it forward… and I don’t know about you, but right now we could all use a major dose of magical girls in our lives.

Oh and

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Japanese media shared some sad news this weekend, revealing that the 30-year-old star of the live-action Attack on Titan movies, Haruma Miura, has passed away. Miura was found in his apartment and taken to a Minato Ward hospital in Tokyo, where he was later pronounced dead.

In addition to playing Eren Jaeger in the live-action Titan movies, Miura played Shota Kazehaya in the Kimi ni Todoke movie, Jesse in The Confidence Man JP film series, and even provided the voice of Yama Daiba in the CG-animated Harlock: Space Pirate feature.

Miura won a handful of awards over the years, including the Rookie Award at the 31st Japan Academy Prize for 2008’s Koizora, Rookie of the Year at the 2009 Elan d’or Awards, and the 63rd Mainichi Film Awards Sponichi Grand Prix New Talent Award, also in 2009.

Completed projects still on the way include The Confidence Man JP: Princess, Brave Gunjou Senki, and Gift of Fire.

 

Steamboat_Bill

Going to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee

Ever since it burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s, Pretty Cure has been winning over fans all over the globe. However, fans in the US have had few to no options when it comes to legal acquisition of the show. After a few false starts, it looks like this season could be the beginning of a way forward. But what will it take to make this latest attempt stick?

For those who’ve missed the boat, Pretty Cure (often shortened to PreCure)premiered in 2004, directed by Dragon Ball Z and Kindaichi Case Filesdirector Daisuke Nishio. The story hit all the usual modern-day magical girl points: animal mascots, marketable transformation items, and monsters of the week leading to a series finale end-game. But PreCure poured attention into two other areas. One was the friendship between its leads, Nagisa and Honoka, who had to transform together. The other? The sheer degree of intense, heart-pounding action.

Cure Black and Cure White, the OG PreCure


After a second season for the pair, the franchise moved on to Futari wa PreCure Splash Star, a similar-but different take on the original run. From there, each season changed up more and more while retaining the basic tenets of friendship, frills, and over-the-top fighting. It began to align more with Super Sentai in its sensibilities, like Sailor Moon before it but more so. It has its own Red Rangers (or Pink Cures), who do a “baton pass” segment at the end of each season. Each season has a theme or combination of themes — like Healin’ Good‘s theming around looking after animals and nature. And there are team-up movies and specials, which went into overdrive during the show’s 15th anniversary last year.

With only a few exceptions, there’s only been one way to get your hands on PreCure in the U.S. — and that’s fansubs. The first two seasons have been available legally for some time, with a long period of nothing after that. Hasbro attempted to bring the franchise into their universe under the title Glitter Force, starting with Saban’s localization of 2012’s fairytale-themed Smile PreCure! But they only made it as far as the following season, 2013’s Doki Doki PreCure, before letting it loose. As of 2018, the Glitter Forcetrademark has been abandoned.

The girls of Smile PreCure


With the arrival of Healin’ Good on Crunchyroll, there’s a bit of promise… but it may be a bit touch and go right now. Fans have long wanted the anime streaming service to bring more (and more recent) PreCure to its platform, and Crunchyroll has been more than happy to oblige as soon as the opportunity presented itself. At present, only the most recently episodes are available, with the first 12 being backfilled as we speak. Should the stream go well, could there be a chance of more PreCure available to stream legally? Well, that’s the hope.

Right now, the big thing is demand. If a streaming service offers the show, the best way to keep it there is to watch it legally from said streaming service. This goes for any show on any service — if you like something on Funimation or Netflix or Hulu, watching it legally on said service is the best thing you can do for it. If studios know there’s a point in continuing, there are better odds that they’ll continue. And if PreCure‘s loyal fanbase shows up for this latest attempt, they could make some magic for their favorite show.

There’s no telling where things will go from here. But if you’re a PreCure fan, the best thing you can do right now is take advantage of this opportunity and watch legally. The better it does, the more reason Toei has to keep putting it forward… and I don’t know about you, but right now we could all use a major dose of magical girls in our lives.

Glitter Force didn't do the trick?
 

Cabelaz

Hang ‘Em High.
finished watching every piece of fate media in existence and need to fill the void.
doesn't matter how shit, give me something to watch.
 

Kari Kamiya

"I beat her up, so I gave her a cuck-cup."
True & Honest Fan
Glitter Force was amazing.

Skip to 5:40

Oh yeah, this is Saban, isn't it? Damn, they sure fell pretty hard from grace. Not even Digimon was softballed like this.

finished watching every piece of fate media in existence and need to fill the void.
doesn't matter how shit, give me something to watch.

Ojamajo Doremi. Should have the same amount (or close enough) of episodes as the entirety of the Fate series.
 

Jewelsmakerguy

Domo Arigato
Oh yeah, this is Saban, isn't it? Damn, they sure fell pretty hard from grace. Not even Digimon was softballed like this.
I think Glitter Force and Power Rangers Megaforce are probably the absolute worst when it comes to their censorship and localization tactics. I would really want to know who or what convinced Haim to go all Al Khan on those titles.
 

SteelPlatedHeart

Not-So-New Guy
True & Honest Fan
I've just finished rereading Dragon Ball and Z. Man, I still love this shit so much and I'm fiending for more. Is Super worth a shot?
The bad bits are really bad, but the good bits are really good. I’d say watch the Battle of Gods and Resurrection F movies, and then just skip the anime recap of the movies and start from there.
 

Steamboat_Bill

Going to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee
I think Glitter Force and Power Rangers Megaforce are probably the absolute worst when it comes to their censorship and localization tactics. I would really want to know who or what convinced Haim to go all Al Khan on those titles.

Not the same people who advised him before he sold out to Disney, I assume.
 

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