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What was that little tune that Rym was whistling? It sounds really familiar but I can't place it.
Scott's TOTD: I think the cables coming out of the iPhone are a headphone splitter, one going to his headphones and the other going to the Mic In jack on the camera/computer he's recording from.It could be a headphone/microphone splitter but he doesn't seem to be using an area[? brainfart] mic.
Scott Re: Hosoda's previous animation work. He did say that he started out as an assistant/inbetweener for his friend's production. Also, don't knock inbetweeners/assistants. Filling that position is how many people learn how to animate really well, and a good assistant can make or break a scene. I hate the myth that people seem to have that inbetweeners are just drones, because, in reality, they have a great effect on the movement of the finished piece. That's why people rag on outsourced inbetweens, because many times they have to be redone due to lack of skill on the part of the cheap studio.
so I can't spoil anything with the white text
so I can't spoil anything with the white textLearn some HTML.
This > Scott's ToTD.
We also geekbyteUnwritten Vol. 1
I REALLY WANT TO PLAY THAT FUCKING GAME NOW.
I REALLY WANT TO PLAY THAT FUCKING GAME NOW.What? Hanafuda, or Superflat Street Fighter?
I REALLY WANT TO PLAY THAT FUCKING GAME NOW.What? Hanafuda, or Superflat Street Fighter?I think he means Oz. And I agree if he did. Having Oz control our lives would be awesome, albeit easily destroyed like in the movie.
a simple RCA cable will allow you to hook in an external mic
a simple RCA cable will allow you to hook in an external micI have plenty of RCA->TRS connectors, but won't I need RCA->TRRS to make it work?
Well, yeah. How do you not have any RCA->TRRS? I've accumulated like three without even trying. When buying something video-related, you usually get one.
I'm fairly sure the One Piece movies are a mix of "retelling" and "side story", similar to most other shonen TV-gone-movie releases. The biggest anomaly to this is the most recent movie (Strong World), which was written by Oda and ties in directly with the canonical story. I think there were even a couple TV episodes that directly led up to it, too...? Sounds like it kicked ass in theaters over there.
I really dig the first Pokemon movie. I grabbed it back in high school (fansubbed on VHS) from one of those basement stores on Elizabeth Street before its American release, and I've been in love ever since. The soundtrack is great, the voice acting is amazing (especially Mewtwo), and it made my little sister cry. And maybe it got a little dusty in the room for me, too. Maybe. Just sayin'. The American release added some CG on top of the Japanese "theatrical" version and changed up the soundtrack (as well as re-writing some of Mewtwo's motivations, which is another argument to be had). I'm a little fuzzy on this, but I think a later Japanese release added in some extra footage based on the audio drama that came with the soundtrack. I've never seen it other than some clips on YouTube, unfortunately, but it seems like it adds some great stuff. Another reason I like it is how (like the latest One Piece movie) it directly ties in with the anime's storyline (you see hints at Mewtwo in the first season, which are shown from a different perspective in the movie)... but it can also stand on its own.
I've seen most of the rest of the Pokemon movies (combination of in Japanese and English), and none of them really grabbed me like the first one. Movie 8 ("the Lucario and Mew one") comes close, but it's a little long for its own good. I'd say none of the rest (the ones I've seen, anyway) are really worth watching unless you're super-into the series, or happen to be playing one of the games at the time and just want to see some of the legendaries in action. Palkia's a total wuss, and that crushed my soul being a Pearl owner.
I'd say I'm about on Scott's level of excitement for the Trigun movie. I feel like I should be way more excited, but I'm... well, I'm just not. It sounds great and I look forward to watching it, but I'm not tripping over myself in excitement. That's totally weird, because I love the Hell out of the TV series (and like you guys, found the manga to be completely incomprehensible and just sold it off). Has it just been too long since I last saw the TV series...? If I watched it again, would the love for the characters return and build up some of that anticipation?
It could be a headphone/microphone splitter but he doesn't seem to be using an area[? brainfart] mic.
On the whole, though, a very good episode. I just wish the losers in my Anime club would actually watch Summer Wars when I showed it to them. I tried last week, but they just did other things because they're morons.
Edit: Let's try this again...
1. The scene where Love Machine has multiplied and they're looking for the real one with the countdown is the same as the scene with multiple Diaboromon's, right down to the missile aimed at the location of the the protagonists.
2. Hosoda used the same indignant striking of the keyboard key with both Kenji in Summer Wars and Koushiro/Izzy in the Digimon movie.
3. Also, when the sailor dude plops his boat into the harbor and has all the water drench everyone happens at the end of the Digimon movie with the missile going into the water.
All in all, besides the first big thing, Hosoda simply reused some images that he liked. Not a huge deal, but definitely interesting.
I just finished watching Summer Wars. Fantasmic film. Although the theme wasn't exactly original (.hack//Sign, .hack//Liminality, Dennou Coil, etc...) the plot, characters, and their execution was brilliant. That could have easily been a 13 episode series and yet they fit it all within a couple of hours without it seeming at all rushed. And the artwork was fantastic; I particularly liked the In-Game portions which reminded me a lot of the short Louis Vuitton video "Superflat Monogram". This is easily one of my favorite animated movies within the last few years. I await the dub so I can show it to the rest of my family.
However, the one thing I hate about these kinds of anime is that I REALLY WANT TO PLAY THAT FUCKING GAME NOW.
But, yeah, Hanafuda looks fun too.
This tutorial/demo video is awesome:
Coincidentally enough, he has also directed a One Piece movie, the quality of those also being inquired about in this episode. I believe I've seen that movie but I really don't remember much of it. I might re-watch it tomorrow. Got it around somewhere. I also have yet to see the newest OP movie, Strong World, but I have heard good things about it and it is in fact canon and was under the supervision of Oda (the manga's author) so that might be the best bet.
As for watching animated One Piece without having to put up with too long fights and filler, I think One Piece could get the Dragonball Kai treatment of adaptation distillation, but certainly not until the series ends and that could take a while :X
I'll report back once I've seen the two movies mentioned above.