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Watched the first few eps of Ayakashi. The whole time, it had such a familiar feel for some reason. Then it hit me, it reminds me of a cross between Persona Trinity Soul and s-CRY-ed.
it does have a lot of similarities to trinity soul, they're the same genre. its just that while PTS was a game tie-in, this is standalone.
 

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it does have a lot of similarities to trinity soul, they're the same genre. its just that while PTS was a game tie-in, this is standalone.
Yeah. Wasn't really comparing the 2, just noticing the similarities.
 

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I haven't tried the site, but I'll look into it this weekend and see if it's a good one. If so, I'll add it to the OP
 

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well I tried the site and last night my Raptor died while DLing stuff from there. So I am not as psyched as before with it.:mad:
 
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MK.... I think you need to finish your mod, and BE DONE with it all for a bit!
 

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lucky I was using my Lego/Atom comp (now its dead) I never use a good comp to DL stuff.

I tried to cancel my membership there but keep getting a "Fatal Error" message and it wont let me cancel.

(I made a new PS casing today, got the new DVD and tomorrow will finish up the wiring so Im ok)
 
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glad to hear your ok...

best of luck... I'll make sure to add in the op that site to never go to.. just remind me later this weekend on it... busy time.
 
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You mean that the site killed your Raptor?
 

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You mean that the site killed your Raptor?
I cant say "the site killed my Raptor".. But while I was there DLing anime my Hdd died. (coincidence? I cant say)

What really bugs me is I sent the owner an email saying to cancel my membership (I paid extra to DL) as when I try to do it myself I keep getting a fatal error message and he hasent done it.
 
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Ah right, I see your issue. Although I would be stuck on Windows still if I took that approach to hard disks (installed ubuntu on my desktop, 6 hours later the hard disk was dead).
 

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UBUNTO is a KILLER!..:laugh:

I dont know if it was "time to go", "heat issues" or a problem with the content on the site (I have Avast and Spybot and they said nothing) The thing is of the hundreds of Hdds in my comps (+ hundreds in comps I built for others) this is only the 2nd to fail.
(add to that the poor service from the site and my fear of downloading stuff from places I am not familiar and thats my issue)

Ok back to the origional topic (sorry CS) I just got some more girlie Anime that looks like fun, Chobits and Ai Yori Aoshi. At first I was thinking WTF this is even too girlie for me but after a few episodes I started enjoying them..

I finally found a crappy anime (all the others I have seen were ok to excellent) Fencer of Minerva, the voice over guys must have been on crack. (thats 30 min I will never get back):mad:
 
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UBUNTO is a KILLER!..:laugh:

I dont know if it was "time to go", "heat issues" or a problem with the content on the site (I have Avast and Spybot and they said nothing) The thing is of the hundreds of Hdds in my comps (+ hundreds in comps I built for others) this is only the 2nd to fail.
(add to that the poor service from the site and my fear of downloading stuff from places I am not familiar and thats my issue)

Ok back to the origional topic (sorry CS) I just got some more girlie Anime that looks like fun, Chobits and Ai Yori Aoshi. At first I was thinking WTF this is even too girlie for me but after a few episodes I started enjoying them..

I finally found a crappy anime (all the others I have seen were ok to excellent) Fencer of Minerva, the voice over guys must have been on crack. (thats 30 min I will never get back):mad:
Mi- Hime was one that I thought I wouldn't like and started loving it! Mezzo was one like that, Noir.... There's a lot that I've watched that I thought I wouldn't get into... I really couldn't get into Fruit Basket..

I didn't see Anime Planet on the first page - http://www.anime-planet.com/

I've used the site off and on for months and think it's pretty damn good - might be worth a look.
Thanks Twilyth. I've added it to op. I got tomorrow off, I might try and get stuff done with it.. I might be going to get a pen pad for the computer, so I can do free drawings again.. I miss doing that..
 
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UBUNTO is a KILLER!..:laugh:

I dont know if it was "time to go", "heat issues" or a problem with the content on the site (I have Avast and Spybot and they said nothing) The thing is of the hundreds of Hdds in my comps (+ hundreds in comps I built for others) this is only the 2nd to fail.
(add to that the poor service from the site and my fear of downloading stuff from places I am not familiar and thats my issue)

Ok back to the origional topic (sorry CS) I just got some more girlie Anime that looks like fun, Chobits and Ai Yori Aoshi. At first I was thinking WTF this is even too girlie for me but after a few episodes I started enjoying them..

I finally found a crappy anime (all the others I have seen were ok to excellent) Fencer of Minerva, the voice over guys must have been on crack. (thats 30 min I will never get back):mad:
Yeah, those 2 series were funny. There is a second season of Ai Yori Aoshi as well, called Enishi.

As far as Fencer of Minerva, learn to watch in japanese audio with english subs. That isn't an issue 99% of the time in subbed anime. Actually, most of the time, the japanese audio is better than the english audio, even in titles where the english crew actually did a good job. You figure, this stuff was written with japanese actors in mind most of the time, so there is sometimes a good bit "lost in translation" when the english dub is recorded. Not only that, but it is far easier to find anime in Japanese with subs, especially new stuff that hasn't come to america yet.

If you want to download anime, torrent is the best way to do so. If you are ever looking for a series, feel free to PM me, and I'll try to dig up a torrent.
 

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another website to watch anime at:

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Yeah, those 2 series were funny. There is a second season of Ai Yori Aoshi as well, called Enishi.

As far as Fencer of Minerva, learn to watch in japanese audio with english subs. That isn't an issue 99% of the time in subbed anime. Actually, most of the time, the japanese audio is better than the english audio, even in titles where the english crew actually did a good job. You figure, this stuff was written with japanese actors in mind most of the time, so there is sometimes a good bit "lost in translation" when the english dub is recorded. Not only that, but it is far easier to find anime in Japanese with subs, especially new stuff that hasn't come to america yet.

If you want to download anime, torrent is the best way to do so. If you are ever looking for a series, feel free to PM me, and I'll try to dig up a torrent.
Thanks alot Wile E, I could really use the help with that. The next couple days I am going to be insane busy but maybe wed/thurs I will be able to chill a bit and dl some stuff.

And thanks to the rest as well for the recommendations (Im a bit of a noob at internet stuff)
 

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problems with english dubs:

1. Many, many anime use in-language jokes that dont translate well. If you made a joke about the golf term "fore" rhyming with the number four, it just wouldnt make any sense translated. An example: evangelion, shinji ikari, the main (emo) character. Shinji is his name, and is actually a real name in japan. Thing is, if you break it down into its components, you get Shin and Ji - shin is japanese for death, Ji is an abbreviation for man (Ji-Ji is used sometimes for 'old man' as slang in some anime). With the overall theme of the show, there is a lot of subtle innuendo just from his name alone, and that will never translate to english.

Another example from Bleach:
Ichigo = strawberry. Try calling him that in an english dub. He has a stupid name in a somewhat comedy show, yet they ignore that translating it. His sisters call him "ichi-nii-san" - 'ichi(go) - brother - honorific'. Its also literally how you count to three in japanese.


2. 90% of the time its in a japanese location, with japanese customs. A black guy walking in and saying "sup homies, wanna go get some ramen and do karaoke?" would just be.... freakishly weird
(No offense to anyone, i had to pick a stereotype from somewhere)

3. I see LOTS of official dubs do really bad translations when it goes to honorifics. Just because someone is polite and adds "san" to the end of someones name in japanese, does NOT mean you have to call them "miss" when translated to english. it makes the conversations sound really, really weird.

4. continuing on from 3, you see lots of nee-san/nii-san in anime. In japan its common to refer to your siblings (or friends/role models) as a big brother/big sister. In english, it needs to be cut out (removing the 'respect' part of the character) re-worded (usually resulting in the same as removing it) or literally translated (think whiny kids voice "Big-brother!")

5. Odds are if you watch a file with english, you have the american version. Same goes for dual audio copies. Thing is, america loves to censor shows - cutting scenes from naruto (episode 3) where two guys almost kiss, filtering out the blood in fights, and so on.
Watching it in english not only means you're missing out from poor, oversimplified translations - it means you can actually miss out on entire scenes of the show. (Didnt an entire season of sailor moon get kept from the american market, because it was considered hentai/ecchi?)

long post, lol.
 
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I've added Anime-Media.

I'll make note for everyone about the OP. I'll add anything that does link, via non membership, to torrents.. Free Streaming video is fine, but lets not talk one bit about torrents.


Now, back on track.

Mussels, thanks for that LONG post! lol.. Yeah, english dubs are worse then watching it with sub titles. They did stop Sailor Moon because of the last season being that sort of style, then One Piece was going the way that We "Americans" wouldn't want to have our kids watch... And from that most of the American Anime have gone down hill from that.. Shaman King was the last Saturday cartoon that I watched... Airbender is a great anime, and that's one that I can't say that the American's screwed up.. lol..
I've said it before and I'll say it again. There is a few Japanese anime that I'll watch in English dub. That's only because they've grabbed someone as good as Steven Blum.. Plus I'll make sure that I've seen the Japanese version so, if I didn't see anything... I'm not going to say... WTF.. Over... lol
 

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problems with english dubs:

1. Many, many anime use in-language jokes that dont translate well. If you made a joke about the golf term "fore" rhyming with the number four, it just wouldnt make any sense translated. An example: evangelion, shinji ikari, the main (emo) character. Shinji is his name, and is actually a real name in japan. Thing is, if you break it down into its components, you get Shin and Ji - shin is japanese for death, Ji is an abbreviation for man (Ji-Ji is used sometimes for 'old man' as slang in some anime). With the overall theme of the show, there is a lot of subtle innuendo just from his name alone, and that will never translate to english.

Another example from Bleach:
Ichigo = strawberry. Try calling him that in an english dub. He has a stupid name in a somewhat comedy show, yet they ignore that translating it. His sisters call him "ichi-nii-san" - 'ichi(go) - brother - honorific'. Its also literally how you count to three in japanese.


2. 90% of the time its in a japanese location, with japanese customs. A black guy walking in and saying "sup homies, wanna go get some ramen and do karaoke?" would just be.... freakishly weird
(No offense to anyone, i had to pick a stereotype from somewhere)


3. I see LOTS of official dubs do really bad translations when it goes to honorifics. Just because someone is polite and adds "san" to the end of someones name in japanese, does NOT mean you have to call them "miss" when translated to english. it makes the conversations sound really, really weird.

4. continuing on from 3, you see lots of nee-san/nii-san in anime. In japan its common to refer to your siblings (or friends/role models) as a big brother/big sister. In english, it needs to be cut out (removing the 'respect' part of the character) re-worded (usually resulting in the same as removing it) or literally translated (think whiny kids voice "Big-brother!")

5. Odds are if you watch a file with english, you have the american version. Same goes for dual audio copies. Thing is, america loves to censor shows - cutting scenes from naruto (episode 3) where two guys almost kiss, filtering out the blood in fights, and so on.
Watching it in english not only means you're missing out from poor, oversimplified translations - it means you can actually miss out on entire scenes of the show. (Didnt an entire season of sailor moon get kept from the american market, because it was considered hentai/ecchi?)

long post, lol.
http://www.gaijinsmash.net/ :D



As far as american editing, that dvd versions generally aren't as bad. But, by far, the worst ever example of a show getting butchered in the dubbing/americanizing has to be One Piece.
 

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i havent seen dubbed one piece, please tell me of the horrors.
 

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i havent seen dubbed one piece, please tell me of the horrors.
Put it this way, they turned it completely into a children's show. Any cigarettes became lolipops, completely different names, and just many other atrocities, too numerous to mention. They literally completely changed the show.