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  1. Mussels

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    american vs japanese i guess. check anidb.
     
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    Ah.. that explains it! So it's 25 total with the last two airing sometime over these next few weeks.

    The 26-49 numbering was to continue from the 25th episode of season 1. Really liked that anidb website, thanks :toast:
     
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    they also have a hidden away program called AOM (AniDB O'matic) which can hash and rename your anime files for you, and then add them to your watched list on anidb.
     
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    Add Jigoku Shoujo (and sequels), Elfen Lied, Aoi Bungaku Series, Kara no Kyoukai movies...lol

    Don't you have local counterparts there? There are local stores that have them on stock, the 2 new ones I bought are from a local store.
     
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    In USA, no.

    I want those nendoroids, BADLY!
     
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    WTF? LOL

    For example, there's a local store here that also has an online store. There would be two options, shipping them to your address or picking them up from 4 branches, whichever would be convenient for you. If you'll be picking it up, you just have to call the branch you would be going to 3 days prior, so that if there is stock for that item but in a different branch, it would be transferred by the time you pick it up and pay for it. They ship internationally too.

    Then there would be numerous other retail stores selling them too.
     
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    There are not many such stores in UK, and I only know of one, that is in Trocadero Picadilly Circus. There might be more though.
     
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    Not here. there used to be a shop in chinatown that stocked THOUSANDS but they went out of business i think. there is another shop but they dont have the best selection of model kits available and what they have, i already bought and built from Hong Kong.

    the only real time i get easy access to model kits is either if i fly back to hong kong to visit family or Anime Expo every 3 months or something. Problem with Gunpla modeling kits is most places tend to over price them, and rightly so as they are indeed a rarity in the UK. but I wont pay over the top prices for my kits, not when i know they are so much cheaper in H.K (if you ignore the cost of a plane ticket :eek:)
     
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    Toys R' Us also sell Gundam kits here (Gundam Unicorn in NT-D Mode, Titanium Finish *drools* lol), as well as Evangelion (both mecha and figures - no Shinji though, only the female characters lol). Last Friday a Toys R' Us have To LOVE-Ru figures too, besides the usual One Piece figures like Luffy and Boa and the other voluptuous girls (and some other Banpresto figures). Prices are "competitive" but rarely discounted like in specialty stores, as discounts only coincide in seasonal, "everything on sale" periods.
     
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    toys R Us in hong kong does model kits too but smaller local shops can be upto $20 or $30 cheaper so it pays to look around. Ive been to some pretty amazing shops in H.K. there was this one that was probably just slightly bigger then a box room but they had models everywhere stacked up to the ceiling. and i swear these model kits were actually supporting the roof in some way because they were stacked so high. --even i couldnt reach some of the ones right at the top of the pile (bit embarrising as im 6ft1) yeah...next to my love of computers/technology is Gunpla.

    I Already got perfect grade Wing Zero Endless Waltz Custom but they released a pearl finish version a while ago and it looks so awesome :3 I want it but even the standard wing zero E.W.C costs around $700+ i think the pearl finish is like $800-1000
     
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    I know I maybe years late but I just watched Akira and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, A+ movies... Akira was just crazy and I can see how it contributed to alot of the Anime today.

    I also watched Jin-roh ... that one was just depressing ..
     
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    akira is still great, even with its age.


    girl was just... fantastic. like summer wars, it was just so damn well done. few movies completely enthrall me like they did.
     
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    Jin-roh was quite good...

    Watch some of ghibli movies, like grave of the fireflies, nausicaa, laputa, monoke hime, chiiro and howl's...
    There's also recent ones like sumer wars or welcome to space...
     
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    I've watched Grave of the fireflies once, Howl's four times and Summer Wars lost count (I sleep to it sometimes.) I've also seen Paprika/Perfect Blue/Tokyo Godfathers/Sword of the Stranger and they were all blockbusters for me, they all fall within the same category of awesomeness as Akira etc. imo

    I will try the rest of those you've listed as I'm looking for more to watch. What do you guys think of Steamboy or Origins: Spirit?
     
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    Paprika was an awesome movie, sword of the stranger too, samurai action packed...
    I watched perfect blue too, but it was long ago and i think i only had half subs...
    Never watched tokyo godfather thought...
    Have you watched Trigun badlands or Escaflowne the movie??

    Steamboy is fuckin awesome!!
    Here's what i think of origins: http://www.animeorb.info/plugins/content/content.php?content.17
    Awesome visual, very little character development...
     
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    Hmm I've only watched the Trigun series which is a classic but I've not watched Escaflowne, not too much of a fan of mecha anime except for the original Gundam and Evangelion.

    EDIT: Ahh so origins is more of an art show? I will get to watching Steamboy :)
     
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    You should give the movie a try, its not your usual mecha anime...
    Escaflowne i men and if you think trigun is a classic, the movie is a must watch...
     
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    escaflowne is mecha?

    is there a series or just movies/ovas? can you give ma chronological listing, i'll try searching my unwatched anime cache for them...


    edit: so far, visions of escaflowne (series) and a movie have turned up in the search.
     
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    No mecha, is a kind of armor BIG armor. Escaflowne serie is great, the movie is just a brief.
     
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    Unrelated to each other, watch either first...
    Might as well start with the movie, its that awesome, and the when you watch the anime, you will be even more amazed, medieval mecha fights with swords, fire, flying dragon mecha, and many more besides very strong characters, there's a lot of fight without mecha's too...

    phobias23: The movie is awesome but if you watched the anime first you will feel it short, thats why if you watch it first it might be different...
     
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    k, if i got the complete series in decent quality (they seem to be .ogm files) i'll start watching it soon. movie is 720p, which makes me wanna watch it more... but its not worth it if its just a cut down version of the series cause then the visual quality of the series will annoy me in comparison...
     
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    Escaflowne is old, its from 96, the best you can get are mid quality dvd rips...
    There are bd rips for the movie thought...
     
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    AKIRA RULES, and Jin-Roh is a classic for japanese anime. read the critics about that movie.
    the anime staff catch every single human expression to make this film a realistic of human feelings.
     
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    Old anime wins though :) I will definitely give it a few episodes to see if I like it.


    @Phobias Yeah despite Akira being older than I am, I was really immersed into the story and its characters.
     

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