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#1 Apr 03 2012 at 3:03 AM Rating: Good
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Exactly what the title says. Basically, I usually use the pre-season preview threads made to see what's coming out that sounds like something I should watch. But it hasn't happened yet, so I'm trying to force it. Smiley: tongue Because it would be tantamount to me just posting a vid and saying "Discuss" without adding something of my own, here's one I'm excited about:
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A second season is scheduled to air in April 2012 officially named: Kore wa Zombie rate me down ka? Of The Dead ( Is This A Zombie?: Of the Dead).


And here's a list of anime coming out soon, courtesy of TVTropes. Which, I know, compiles a list and invalidates my need for you all to do so, but I value some of your opinions.

#2 Apr 03 2012 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Eureka Seven AO
Jormungand
Kore wa Zombie rate me down ka? Of The Dead (as soon as I watch the first season)
Lupin III : Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna (I really hope Lupin is actually in this show for more than just a few cameos)
Queen's Blade: Rebellion (for the jiggly of course)
Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth (manga is funny/awesome and 100% less filler than the main series)
Sankarea (sounds oddly interesting)
Zetman (same as above)

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Nazo no Kanojo X - (Mysterious Girlfriend X)
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Mikoto Urabe, an unusual girl with some awesome scissors, and Akira Tsubaki, have a special connection. They have the ability to share their emotions and physical conditions through saliva. Tsubaki is addicted to this, and must taste it everyday to avoid going into withdrawal. And that's just the start of the weirdness.
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#3 Apr 03 2012 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
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Mysterious Girlfriend X is a pretty entertaining manga. I, for one, can't wait for the anime.
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Kore wa Zombie desu ka? is always fun. Lupin and Nazo no Kanojo X also look kind of neat.
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I watched Accel World last night. It was an exact copy of C, but I'll probably watch it anyway.
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Fate/Zero, Zetman, and maybe Eureka 7.
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Really only looking forward to Fate/zero and Kore wa Zombie rate me down ka. I don't really like sequels like how it looks like they are doing with Eureka 7 so I may or may not watch it but if I do It will be after it gets a few out. Dusk maiden of amnesia might be interesting but not holding my breath. If all else fails I still have the rest of Moretsu Pirates to look forward to.
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The Tasogare Otome X Amnesia manga is pretty decent. It remains to be seen how well it translates into an anime though.
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#9 Apr 03 2012 at 10:25 PM Rating: Good
I'll try and watch Zetman, since I enjoyed the manga. What I really want to see is the new Berserk movies, but haven't found the first one online...yet.
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#10 Apr 04 2012 at 8:34 AM Rating: Good
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Fate/Zero (once I finish the VN and watch the 1st season), Eureka, Zore wa, and oddly Nazo no Kanojo.
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Mysterious Girlfriend X is a pretty entertaining manga. I, for one, can't wait for the anime.
Crunchyroll's getting it. Smiley: yippee
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Watch a couple of the of the new season so far the ones I was looking forward to turned out as what I was expecting. Check out Sankarea and was surprised how much I enjoyed the first ep so looking forward to seeing more hope it has staying power. Also watched Medaka box, over the top fun after the first one I going to give it a go as well. Finally to what I'm sure lolgaxe dreams are like just with fewer ponies running around. Upotte girls with guns that are guns I don't care how stupid it turns out I will keep watching it.
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definitely excited for more fate/zero and kore wa zombie rate me down ka?, but Zetman looks promising aside from the speedbump in episode two where they're trying to pass off jin and kouga as being middleschoolers, but I stopped believing that anime/manga story writers have any idea how ******* weird it is for someone that looks 17 and acts 17 to supposedly be 12. and so does Sankarea. I wanna see a few more episodes of Accel world before I make up my mind about it. I don't know whether I'm actually going to enjoy it, but I will also be watching tasogare otome x amnesia, because the first episode was really amusing.

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I watched Accel World last night. It was an exact copy of C, but I'll probably watch it anyway.

Of ALL the shows, how the **** do you get C? I loved C, and I can see some similarities, but there's not much in common aside from generic anime plot points that both shows share with about a hundred other animes/mangas.

On another note; am I the only one who's ******* happy that Moretsu Pirates didn't get cut at as a 12-13 episode run? I like the show more with each episode (also that intro.... omg that intro.... Smiley: laugh)
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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xypin wrote:
I watched Accel World last night. It was an exact copy of C, but I'll probably watch it anyway.

Of ALL the shows, how the **** do you get C? I loved C, and I can see some similarities, but there's not much in common aside from generic anime plot points that both shows share with about a hundred other animes/mangas.
It was probably just the most recent show that I saw with a similar plot. I thought the point system allowing Haru to accelerate and the addiction that came with it sounded similar to C and it's use of money.

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On another note; am I the only one who's @#%^ing happy that Moretsu Pirates didn't get cut at as a 12-13 episode run? I like the show more with each episode (also that intro.... omg that intro.... Smiley: laugh)
So I'm not the only one that's still watching it. I thought the show worked since it never takes itself seriously. I really liked both opening and ending, I just wished the full versions were better.

Jormungand is out and I expect it'll probably be one of my favorites this season.
I've read the manga, but the last Mirai Nikki episode reminded me how awesome Murmur really is.


Final line up of what I'll probably watch, in no particular order:
Jormungand
Zetman
Hairyore! Naruko-san
Kuroko's Basketball
Fate/Zero
Nazo no Kanojo X
Space Brothers
Acell World
Sankarea
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
Kore Wa Zombie rate me down ka? OF THE DEAD
Medaka Box
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definitely excited for more fate/zero and kore wa zombie rate me down ka?, but Zetman looks promising aside from the speedbump in episode two where they're trying to pass off jin and kouga as being middleschoolers, but I stopped believing that anime/manga story writers have any idea how @#%^ing weird it is for someone that looks 17 and acts 17 to supposedly be 12. and so does Sankarea. I wanna see a few more episodes of Accel world before I make up my mind about it. I don't know whether I'm actually going to enjoy it, but I will also be watching tasogare otome x amnesia, because the first episode was really amusing.

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I watched Accel World last night. It was an exact copy of C, but I'll probably watch it anyway.

Of ALL the shows, how the **** do you get C? I loved C, and I can see some similarities, but there's not much in common aside from generic anime plot points that both shows share with about a hundred other animes/mangas.

On another note; am I the only one who's @#%^ing happy that Moretsu Pirates didn't get cut at as a 12-13 episode run? I like the show more with each episode (also that intro.... omg that intro.... Smiley: laugh)




Yeah I seen a while back that Moretsu was going to be 26 just happy there is no break. It is light hearted and still enjoyable to watch, brings a bit of balance to the darker shows I watch. I also watch watch Dusk maiden of amnesia, looks like it has promise and might pull off the twist and turns. It been awhile since I seen a really good dark comedy. .

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Edited, Apr 11th 2012 4:54pm by RavennofTitan
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Lady Jinte wrote:
definitely excited for more fate/zero and kore wa zombie rate me down ka?, but Zetman looks promising aside from the speedbump in episode two where they're trying to pass off jin and kouga as being middleschoolers, but I stopped believing that anime/manga story writers have any idea how @#%^ing weird it is for someone that looks 17 and acts 17 to supposedly be 12. and so does Sankarea. I wanna see a few more episodes of Accel world before I make up my mind about it. I don't know whether I'm actually going to enjoy it, but I will also be watching tasogare otome x amnesia, because the first episode was really amusing.

xypin wrote:
I watched Accel World last night. It was an exact copy of C, but I'll probably watch it anyway.

Of ALL the shows, how the **** do you get C? I loved C, and I can see some similarities, but there's not much in common aside from generic anime plot points that both shows share with about a hundred other animes/mangas.

On another note; am I the only one who's @#%^ing happy that Moretsu Pirates didn't get cut at as a 12-13 episode run? I like the show more with each episode (also that intro.... omg that intro.... Smiley: laugh)




Yeah I seen a while back that Moretsu was going to be 26 just happy there is no break. It is light hearted and still enjoyable to watch, brings a bit of balance to the darker shows I watch. I also watch watch Dusk maiden of amnesia, looks like it has promise and might pull off the twist and turns. It been awhile since I seen a really good dark comedy. .

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Or at least a dark comedy that knows it's a dark comedy. There's nothing quite like that uncomfortable feeling of a dark, dark story suddenly trying to be funny.
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san! was fairly decent. Funny, though I think prolonged exposure to her "hummingbird on speed" type personality would drive me nuts. Good in small doses. Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals...well, let's just say I'm not gonna be watching another episode of that.

Anyone know of somewhere to watch season 2 of Zombie legally? I haven't seen anything about the second season coming to Crunchyroll and it doesn't appear to be on Funimation either.

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ANN tells me it should be on Funimation.

I don't know if link actually helps- I torrent all currently airing shows, so haven't bothered to find it myself.

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They may not have started showing it yet, then. Or maybe I missed finding it because of this slow *** work comp leading me to half assing the search. Though there is apparently talk of getting them possibly putting out a Roku app, which will be cool if it happens.
#20 Apr 12 2012 at 6:25 AM Rating: Good
Saw the first episode of Zetman.

Animation is decent, but there's quite a few changes right out of the gate. In the one hand, it'll up the pace a bit (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). In the other, the introduction of one villain(Readers of the manga will know which villain I'm referring too) whom doesn't make their appearance in the manga until much later is going to effect the narrative quite a bit.

The other big change, with Kouga meeting Jin earlier, could make their relationship more interesting.
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#21 Apr 13 2012 at 2:59 AM Rating: Good
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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san! was fairly decent. Funny, though I think prolonged exposure to her "hummingbird on speed" type personality would drive me nuts. Good in small doses. Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals...well, let's just say I'm not gonna be watching another episode of that.


Yea, I was really unimpressed with the anime version of the Rock Lee spinoff. The manga is @#%^ing hysterical, but the anime just... doesn't pull it off. Smiley: dubious As for the other one, I can't decide whether I actually want to bother watching that one, because it looks like another haruhi rehash, and I try to limit myself to one-two of those at a given time, and right now, Medaka Box seems a LOT more interesting to me.

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Saw the first episode of Zetman.

Animation is decent, but there's quite a few changes right out of the gate. In the one hand, it'll up the pace a bit (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). In the other, the introduction of one villain(Readers of the manga will know which villain I'm referring too) whom doesn't make their appearance in the manga until much later is going to effect the narrative quite a bit.

The other big change, with Kouga meeting Jin earlier, could make their relationship more interesting.


How is the manga? The series looks interesting, but I've already got like 4 others I'm reading, so I'm wondering if it's worth looking into.

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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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I think Zetman is interesting because of the ways it plays with reconstructing/deconstructing the superhero tropes. But then there is some stupidity, like the gum. That's bullsh*t. You'll know it when you see it.

I think it's an above average manga for what I've read.

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Just checked that TVTropes link. Who the **** wants to watch a Rock Lee spinoff? I was actually ANGRY when Gaara didn't kill him during the Chuunin exam.
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Just checked that TVTropes link. Who the **** wants to watch a Rock Lee spinoff? I was actually ANGRY when Gaara didn't kill him during the Chuunin exam.


The manga is actually good even though it's more omake than actual story.
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His character made me want to smash my head in with a hammer...
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At least he has a character. Tenten.
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How is the manga? The series looks interesting, but I've already got like 4 others I'm reading, so I'm wondering if it's worth looking into.


Like Allegory said, it's generally a deconstruction of traditional superheroes. It also goes to some really dark places (Think Gantz and/or Battle Royale) & throws you some curve balls, although I feel like a lot is missed in the fan translations (especially when explaining some "conspiracy" elements.). The art is good & the story is unique, though. My biggest gripe is it's not finished, and you can expect about 18 pages every month or two. However, the ride between the beginning and the current issues is pretty good.

Kouga's, who's kind of a Batman/Iron Man type hybrid, hero training is pretty much the most disturbing "hero" origin story I've ever read that wasn't written by Garth Ennis.
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Weirdest show this season: Tsuritama.

Sankarea and the guy who wants a zombie girlfriend is probably a close second. Zombie OTD doesn't count since it's a sequel.

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#29 Apr 14 2012 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
Saw 2nd episode of Zetman. Looks like it's going to tell the general story in Zet, in PG 13 format. However, with the way they've flew through material in just two episodes it leads me to believe we can expect only one season and a filler ending.

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At least he has a character. Tenten.


That whole team was pretty much just Neji facepalming their enemies to death.
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How is the manga? The series looks interesting, but I've already got like 4 others I'm reading, so I'm wondering if it's worth looking into.


Like Allegory said, it's generally a deconstruction of traditional superheroes. It also goes to some really dark places (Think Gantz and/or Battle Royale) & throws you some curve balls, although I feel like a lot is missed in the fan translations (especially when explaining some "conspiracy" elements.). The art is good & the story is unique, though. My biggest gripe is it's not finished, and you can expect about 18 pages every month or two. However, the ride between the beginning and the current issues is pretty good.

Kouga's, who's kind of a Batman/Iron Man type hybrid, hero training is pretty much the most disturbing "hero" origin story I've ever read that wasn't written by Garth Ennis.


hmmmmm, if it's a monthly then I may as well add it to the list. I've got like 10 different monthlies I'm reading as they come out Smiley: laugh

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At least he has a character. Tenten.


That whole team was pretty much just Neji facepalming their enemies to death.


I don't know what you're talking about. I absolutely love Rock Lee. He's such a badass when he starts fighting...... until he loses.... but he's hysterical to watch.... when he's not annoying...

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Ok, Rock Lee's got his crazy awesome fight scene (where he actually won) in the third movie, and the whole "HAI! GAI SENSEI!" shtick, which I love. At least Gai's so much of a badassham that he makes up for lee's utter failure most of the time Smiley: glare Tenten annoys me not because she's such a flat character, but because she has SO MUCH ******* badass potential and kishimoto totally wastes it. She ******* specializes in summoning, why the **** has she not gone out of her way to go find some awesome summoning beasts to make contracts with?
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Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Outside Tsunade, and just barely for her, all females in the Narutoverse are worthless.
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Outside Tsunade, and just barely for her, all females in the Narutoverse are worthless.


You forgot to exclude Sasori's grandmother, Chiyo.
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Oh yeah Jinte, Tenten's specialty is weapons not summoning. Each member of Gai's team specializes in a form of physical combat: Lee is hand to hand, Tenten is weapons, and Negi's is death pokes (accupressure), None of them us ninjutsu or genjutsu as their main style.
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Outside Tsunade, and just barely for her, all females in the Narutoverse are worthless.


You forgot to exclude Sasori's grandmother, Chiyo.


Well, Sakura did have her moment of usefulness when she saved Kankurou. So as long as we are limiting it to medical ability and not detracting points for being f*cking annoying.

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Oh yeah Jinte, Tenten's specialty is weapons not summoning. Each member of Gai's team specializes in a form of physical combat: Lee is hand to hand, Tenten is weapons, and Negi's is death pokes (accupressure), None of them us ninjutsu or genjutsu as their main style.


Most. Worthless. Team.

Do you remember when they had to fight versions of themselves during the Gaara Rescue arc, and Tenten just shot weapons at herself for hours?

And I hope Gai is dead by this point. Seriously, they kill Asuma (who was awesome) but let Gai live? ***** YOU KISHIMOTO.
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Outside Tsunade, and just barely for her, all females in the Narutoverse are worthless.


You forgot to exclude Sasori's grandmother, Chiyo.


Well, Sakura did have her moment of usefulness when she saved Kankurou. So as long as we are limiting it to medical ability and not detracting points for being f*cking annoying.


Sakura/Chiyo vs Sasori is still one of my favorite fights.

It's really annoying though how Sakura has actual combat ability now, and yet after that fight she has done absolutely nothing.

But yeah, other than Tsunade/Chiyo/Sometimes Sakura, Kishimoto really has a thing for making the women glorified cheerleaders. ****, even Konan got her moment of awesome and almost took down the big bad of the series, except lolnope asspull plot armor.
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It's really annoying though how Sakura has actual combat ability now, and yet after that fight she has done absolutely nothing.
This, so much this.
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I stopped reading after the Pein fight, and that was years ago. She still hasn't done anything else? lololol
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Kishimoto really has a thing for making the women glorified cheerleaders.

He's pretty average in in the spectrum of shounen stories. I can think of worse offenders.
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I'd say slightly below average, but still not nearly as bad as Bleach females.
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
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Outside Tsunade, and just barely for her, all females in the Narutoverse are worthless.


You forgot to exclude Sasori's grandmother, Chiyo.


Well, Sakura did have her moment of usefulness when she saved Kankurou. So as long as we are limiting it to medical ability and not detracting points for being f*cking annoying.

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Oh yeah Jinte, Tenten's specialty is weapons not summoning. Each member of Gai's team specializes in a form of physical combat: Lee is hand to hand, Tenten is weapons, and Negi's is death pokes (accupressure), None of them us ninjutsu or genjutsu as their main style.


Most. Worthless. Team.

Do you remember when they had to fight versions of themselves during the Gaara Rescue arc, and Tenten just shot weapons at herself for hours?

And I hope Gai is dead by this point. Seriously, they kill Asuma (who was awesome) but let Gai live? ***** YOU KISHIMOTO.


Gonna second the Sasori vs Chiyo/Sakura fight as one of my favorites as well. Chiyo definitely cemented her place as a series badass. As for tenten, I guess I'm remembering the lolfiller where they gave her some backstory about wanting to be a great kunoichi like tsunade, in which they discovered that her specialty was summoning, which is what she uses to pull those weapons from hammerspace the scrolls and such. Also, Tenten and Neji are both capable of using ninjutsu, since that's what tenten uses to pull out her infinite weapons, and neji's just hax, they just don't for plotreasons no understandable reason. Gai can, too, for the record, unless summoning no longer counts as ninjutsu like it does for every other character.

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Are you including Yoruichi/Soi Fon in that? Yoruichi has proven herself pretty badass when she wants to be, ignoring when she teamed up with urahara and isshin to fight marysuezen. And Soi Fon.... well, Jakuho Raikoben. But then again, that whole arc managed to make ******* Omaeda look badass for a little bit, so I guess that isn't saying much.
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Lady Jinte wrote:
As for tenten, I guess I'm remembering the lolfiller where they gave her some backstory about wanting to be a great kunoichi like tsunade, in which they discovered that her specialty was summoning, which is what she uses to pull those weapons from hammerspace the scrolls and such. Also, Tenten and Neji are both capable of using ninjutsu, since that's what tenten uses to pull out her infinite weapons, and neji's just hax, they just don't for plotreasons no understandable reason. Gai can, too, for the record, unless summoning no longer counts as ninjutsu like it does for every other character.


I count stuff such as Elemental Attacks, Clone Techniques, Beast Summoning, and the like as Ninjutsu. Unless she starts summoning live beings I only see Tenten as being really good at packing.
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Lady Jinte wrote:
As for tenten, I guess I'm remembering the lolfiller where they gave her some backstory about wanting to be a great kunoichi like tsunade, in which they discovered that her specialty was summoning, which is what she uses to pull those weapons from hammerspace the scrolls and such. Also, Tenten and Neji are both capable of using ninjutsu, since that's what tenten uses to pull out her infinite weapons, and neji's just hax, they just don't for plotreasons no understandable reason. Gai can, too, for the record, unless summoning no longer counts as ninjutsu like it does for every other character.


I count stuff such as Elemental Attacks, Clone Techniques, Beast Summoning, and the like as Ninjutsu. Unless she starts summoning live beings I only see Tenten as being really good at packing.

I thought Ninjutsu was basically anything that involved semi-complicated chakra manipulation (ie: more complicated than whatever it takes to walk on water, since lee can do that), that wasn't blatantly genjutsu. Also, the fact that she should be able to summon live beings given that back story theypulled out of their *** is why I think they're wasting her potential, lol.

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I'm debating watching the show that apparently took over Gintama's timeslot, Gon, despite the fact that absolutely no one wants to sub it. It's so ******* cute that it's stupid, and it feels like something that should have been on Foxbox back after they axed foxkids and all of their **************** shows with it Smiley: lol
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Lee's ability to stand on water is really just plot no jutsu. His story as that he wasn't able to manipulate Chakra at all, and standing on water was supposed to be an advanced chakra manipulation technique.

IIRC, there were 4 ninja techniques. The inherited biological ones like the Sharingan, Genjutsu (illusions and mind control), Ninjutsu (transforming chakra) and then taijutsu, hand to hand techniques.

I don't remember how they distinguished between Nin/Genjutsu in the manga. I feel like it was a more artificial difference than the others. But summoning was definitely ninjutsu.

As for that team, Neji and Tenten could both use Ninjutsu (tenten used it to summon, and I can't imagine a prodigy like Neji couldn't). He also had his PlotNoJutsu eyes.

Lee was the only one who could only use taijutsu. Tenten could potentially have used 3 of the types, and Neji could have used 4.

Though this is all iirc.
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I don't remember how they distinguished between Nin/Genjutsu in the manga.
If I remember correctly, and this is going back to probably the first books, but the distinction isn't between Ninjutsu and Genjutsu, but between Taijutsu (Body Techniques) and Genjutsu (Illusionary Techniques), with Ninjutsu being the all encompassing label for both.

For the sake of completeness, there are also Kekkei Genkai (Bloodline Limits), Fuuinjutsu (Sealing Techniques), and Senjutsu (Sage Techniques) as well.
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Okay, according to the wiki.

Ninjutsu (ninja techniques) involve anything that allows you to do anything you normally wouldn't be capable of.

It is distinct from genjutsu because the effects of ninjutsu are real.

Use of weapons falls under the realm of Ninjutsu (I guess because a sword would, for example, let you cut something your hand wouldn't be sufficient for). But use of the body is taijutsu, which depends on physical stamina, conditioning, and mental focus.

They also apparently can be combined with ninjutsu to form nintaijutsu (what nonsense is this?)

So I was wrong--Ninjutsu isn't anything involving chakra, but anything involving a tangible alteration to the environment. Wiki says that most involve chakra, hand seals, and often elements, but not all.

But it seems to me that Lee still shouldn't be able to walk on water. There's no reason he should be able to do that, but can't use any other chakra-related gen or ninjutsu.
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I don't remember how they distinguished between Nin/Genjutsu in the manga.
If I remember correctly, and this is going back to probably the first books, but the distinction isn't between Ninjutsu and Genjutsu, but between Taijutsu (Body Techniques) and Genjutsu (Illusionary Techniques), with Ninjutsu being the all encompassing label for both.

For the sake of completeness, there are also Kekkei Genkai (Bloodline Limits), Fuuinjutsu (Sealing Techniques), and Senjutsu (Sage Techniques) as well.


idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Okay, according to the wiki.

Ninjutsu (ninja techniques) involve anything that allows you to do anything you normally wouldn't be capable of.

It is distinct from genjutsu because the effects of ninjutsu are real.

Use of weapons falls under the realm of Ninjutsu (I guess because a sword would, for example, let you cut something your hand wouldn't be sufficient for). But use of the body is taijutsu, which depends on physical stamina, conditioning, and mental focus.

They also apparently can be combined with ninjutsu to form nintaijutsu (what nonsense is this?)

So I was wrong--Ninjutsu isn't anything involving chakra, but anything involving a tangible alteration to the environment. Wiki says that most involve chakra, hand seals, and often elements, but not all.

But it seems to me that Lee still shouldn't be able to walk on water. There's no reason he should be able to do that, but can't use any other chakra-related gen or ninjutsu.


The way I understand it;

Taijutsu: Hand to Hand combat techniques, as well as arguably weapon techniques (I think labeling weapon techniques as ninjutsu is debated a bit, but I don't actually read something silly like a naruto forum, so I'm just going with my own opinion here); Includes the obvious martial arts techniques (punches, kicks, etc), submission techniques (ie: grappling), etc

Genjutsu: Illusions. Pretty straightforward and self explanatory. Also includes the "technique" for releasing/escaping genjutsu, which was basically just being able to stop your chakra flow for a second, or something. It's been a while since I read the chapter where naruto had to basically **** himself to pull it off because of his poor chakra control.

Ninjutsu: All of the other crazy **** that isn't blatantly taijutsu or genjutsu. Includes stuff like elemental techniques, summoning techniques, weapon enhancements (ex: shadow shuriken jutsu, or sasuke's take on kakashi's raikiri, that uses an actual sword rather than just making one with electricity), body alterations (the stuff choji does), the various types of clone jutsus (So far I think we've seen.... regular clones, shadow clones, sand clones, water clones, wood clones, rock clones, lightning clones, insect clones, ink clones, clay clones, and other various filler clones, and any one I forgot. No Fire Clones or Air Clones yet, though.), and a long lost of other miscellaneous **** I don't feel like typing out.

Kekkei Genkai can fall into any of the three categories. Haku's ice release techniques would be ninjutsu, kimimaro's bone stuff is really mostly taijutsu, and obviously the famous sharingan genjutsu ****. The whole "nintaijutsu" thing would probably be something that combines crazy **** with hand to hand combat, ie; the hyuuga's gentle fist technique. Their byakugan doesn't itself cause the gentle fist technique, it just makes it practical and easy to use (Since they can actually see the pressurechakra points.), a non kekkei genkai example would be something like Choji's fighting style, using his expansion techniques. The techniques don't do anything but change his body size/shape, so they really just supplement his taijutsu. There's also the Kekkei Genkai subset, Doujutsu (eye techniques) that includes **** like the sharingan, byakugan, and rinnegan (and that weird *** filler one from the first series).

Additionally, there's medical jutsu, which is apparently separate from ninjutsu, as well as fuuinjutsu (Sealing techniques) that the Uzumaki clan was famous for (the obvious example being the kyuubii's seal, and Senjutsu (Sage techniques) which are supposedly separate from the entire rest of this mess because they don't use chakra, they use a different colored chakra notchakra chakra2 natural energy.

Finally, you get the plotjutsu/utilityjutsu that pretty much every ninja can do from before they graduate the academy, or learn how to do fairly fast as genin, like walking on water, or the body flicker/flashstep/totallynotteleporting technique.

....I can't believe I did all that **** from memory.... I'm.... very sad right now....
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So, in the last two days we've been watching all the first episodes we could find time for, and now I'm ready to comment on them.

Hiiro No Kakera - The pacing seemed a bit off, and the show seems a bit weird. But another episode may tell whether we actually like it or not.
Medaka Box - Seems a bit standard, if crazy, but it was an enjoyable watch.
Nazo no Kanojo X - I quite like this one, even if it's rather weird.
Ozuma - From the art to the events thus far, everything about this anime screams "Old School!". Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Saki Achiga-hen - Speaking of pacing that drove me nuts, I'm not so sure I like this one. We're planning to give it one more episode to see if it gets better.
Tsuritama - In a season chock full of crazy, this one fits right in.
Uchuu Kyoudai - I have high hopes for this one.
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Saki Achiga-hen - Speaking of pacing that drove me nuts, I'm not so sure I like this one. We're planning to give it one more episode to see if it gets better.
I liked the original show once I kind of figured out Mahjong, but I couldn't even get through the first episode of this new show.

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Saki Achiga-hen - Speaking of pacing that drove me nuts, I'm not so sure I like this one. We're planning to give it one more episode to see if it gets better.
I liked the original show once I kind of figured out Mahjong, but I couldn't even get through the first episode of this new show.
Yeah, I'm not holding out much hope that we'll enjoy it more after a second episode.
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