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Battlesphere Battle Royal Part 9 Match 17107 Chloe Bourgeois vs. Roxy Rocket vs. Red Claw

MATCH SCORE
Chloe Bourgeois: 3
Roxy Rocket: 2
Red Claw: 1

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11:7 - Master Shifu vs. Ted Lasso

MATCH SCORE
Master Shifu: 6
Ted Lasso: 4

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11:7 - Apollo Creed vs. Zordon of Eltar

MATCH SCORE
Apollo Creed: 6
Zordon of Eltar: 7

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11:7 - Mercy (Overwatch) vs. The Holographic Doctor

MATCH SCORE
Mercy (Overwatch): 3
The Holographic Doctor: 8

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11:7 - Middle-Earth vs. Mini-Me

MATCH SCORE
Middle-Earth: 3
Mini-Me: 9

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11:7 - Mickey Goodmill vs. Phil (Disney)

MATCH SCORE
Mickey Goodmill: 8
Phil (Disney): 3

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11:7 - Ethan Hunt vs. Carmen Sandiego

MATCH SCORE
Ethan Hunt: 2
Carmen Sandiego: 10

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11:7 - Iroh vs. Sgt. Slaughter

MATCH SCORE
Iroh: 5
Sgt. Slaughter: 7

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11:7 - Ratchet vs. Julian Bashir

MATCH SCORE
Ratchet: 4
Julian Bashir: 6

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11:7 - President Thomas J. Whitmore vs. Master Roshi

MATCH SCORE
President Thomas J. Whitmore: 8
Master Roshi: 2

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11:7 - Raccoon City vs. Bob (Agent of Hydra)

MATCH SCORE
Raccoon City: 7
Bob (Agent of Hydra): 4

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11:7 - Hoth vs. Marco Diaz

MATCH SCORE
Hoth: 8
Marco Diaz: 1

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11:7 - Amy Wong vs. Westview, New Jersey

MATCH SCORE
Amy Wong: 8
Westview, New Jersey: 2

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11:7 - Rafiki vs. Gouken

MATCH SCORE
Rafiki: 6
Gouken: 3

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11:7 - The Town of Silent Hill vs. Genie (Disney)

MATCH SCORE
The Town of Silent Hill: 2
Genie (Disney): 7

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11:7 - Sasuke (Ganbare Goemon) vs. Genji

MATCH SCORE
Sasuke (Ganbare Goemon): 1
Genji: 7

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11:7 - Kato vs. The Cube

MATCH SCORE
Kato: 4
The Cube: 6

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11:7 - Dr. Gregory House vs. Bones McCoy

MATCH SCORE
Dr. Gregory House: 4
Bones McCoy: 6

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11:7 - Vanellope Von Schweetz vs. Princess Calla

MATCH SCORE
Vanellope Von Schweetz: 9
Princess Calla: 3

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Tournament - The Kraken (Clash of the Titans) vs. Midgard Serpent

MATCH SCORE
The Kraken (Clash of the Titans): 2
Midgard Serpent: 3

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Recently had a serious conversation with a close friend/editor of the director of "Akira" (Seriously)

and he said that MANY Japanese companies "borrow" the ideas of rival companies, or even American cinema, especially in the Anime/Manga industry.

 

For instance, Akira's Anime ending was rushed and so the Director ordered for some of the writers to buy other manga and borrow ideas from them to give the artists (most of whom happened to be very lazy at the time) a general idea of what to draw.

 

He also explained to me that Anime does not have to be made in Japan to be considered Anime.

In fact, many German companies create their own Anime/Manga and claim that it is Japanese and translated into German, when really, it is completely composed in Germany. They do this for better sales, since a lot of people are under the false impression that Anime isn't anime unless it's from Japan, and refuse to by anything otherwise, which is silly in my opinion.

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Are we talking about the same topic Darxeth?  Cause Chobits starts off as a slice-of-life comedy then goes dark real fast.  I used Blade Runner as a reference as to how dark it got and how creepy it went off the deep end quickly.

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Ok so I got to thinking about Naruto here and I just thought of a twist that would make me love this series and explain all of the horsecrap that has happened:

 

This whole time, the baddies have won.  The whole series was taking place in a Matrix-esque style dream world and are now all realizing it while trying to free themselves and beat Tobi and Mandra.

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He also explained to me that Anime does not have to be made in Japan to be considered Anime.

In fact, many German companies create their own Anime/Manga and claim that it is Japanese and translated into German, when really, it is completely composed in Germany. They do this for better sales, since a lot of people are under the false impression that Anime isn't anime unless it's from Japan, and refuse to by anything otherwise, which is silly in my opinion.

I believe it. In fact I hate the name "anime" in the first place, they are just cartoons, yet I remember the gasps I got in my high school anime club when I said "Oh yeah, that cartoon".
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In English-speaking countries, "anime" is used to signify animation made in Japan. Simple as that.

 

Yeah, "anime" is a general term for animation in Japanese, but the definition was narrowed when the word was borrowed into English. That sort of change in definition often happens when words are borrowed into different languages, and it's a perfectly legit thing. So yeah, a dude in Japan saying that something made in Germany is "anime" is correct in Japanese context, but in English the word has a different meaning.

 

At the same time, fans who get hung up on anime being referred to as animation/cartoons/whatever are also wrong. Anime IS a subset of animation. It's just Japanese cartoons. Insisting that people ONLY refer to it as anime and denying its roots is pretty damn stupid.

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Daily Lives was pretty funny. One of the better anime comedies from the past year or so. The last scene in the last episode makes everything come together perfectly.

 

Kore wa Zombie... not so much. Barf.

 

Samurai Champloo is required viewing.

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I today became part of the forty people luckily enough to go to a special night with Shinichiro Watanabe in Edinburgh. Where he will choose two of his favourite Cowboy Bebop episodes to be shown, have a Q&A session and then a signing with special edition prints being handed out. The best part was it only cost 6 pounds for a ticket :o. The geek inside of me has turned into a Mind Game character freak out ><

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So I watched Gunbuster, which I thought was pretty amazing for such a short anime. It heavily reminded me of Evangelion, which is one of my favourites. I then watched only half of Diebuster - pretty average, it didn't grab me the same way and I'll probably come back to it at a later date.

 

On the note of Evangelion, I finally found a Blu-Ray rip of 3.33 and I can't wait to watch it sometime this weekend.

 

Next anime, Black Lagoon. 

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So, I don't know if it's technically an anime, but it's certainly anime-inspired, so I'll just post it here.

 

What do y'all think of RWBY?

came out, and I have a few problems with it, but overall I'm pretty excited. Looks like it could be cool? 

For those who don't know, RWBY is an original animated series made by Rooster Teeth (And for those of you who don't know them, you should. Watch Red vs. Blue on

or Roosterteeth's website), and animated primarily by Monty Oum, the guy who made that
video where Samus fought Master Chief. 

 

I think it looks pretty good, and can't wait to see it. Thoughts?

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