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I don't mind Commie personally. Definitely not the worst subber, but I'll wait to see what others subbers bite.
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Yeah, I'm sure there's others that are slightly better will bite on it. I'm just not hungry enough for a well animated, highly stylized hyper-produced ecchi anime yet. And lets be honest, Xmonogatari is the only ecchi anime I'll watch, since it's SHAFT tongue.gif.
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...Android? Dolphin Browser? Just wondering as I've experienced something similar.
Android running 4.1 using Firefox nightlies.
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Entry №6

Like I alluded in my previous post, the final arc, what I shall call Unification arc, took a turn away from the soft sci fi feel to sci fantasy. I am sad to see this happen, as if the audience is losing interest and needed some bonkers action. The ship to ship combat is kind of mediocre, the plot is hole-ridden and the potential lost from the first episode of this arc. I was quite amazed when some form of super high tech science fantasy warship suddenly emerged into their relatively calm sector, and was also quite intrigued that they needed to band together to defeat this new threat. Bearing in mind that by that point the light feel of soft science fiction that permeated the entirety of the show so far is now gone to me. But then I am reminded that this series isn't the grim science fiction series that I wanted by saying that they needed to seek for some legendary chef to unite the pirates.

By that point, I am already in my last leg of my marathon, and am pretty tired to say the least. The only thing I can do it just gawp at it and go with the flow. By the time I finished the show at 0408 I am just too tired to voice my disappointment, a disappointment that I set myself mind you. I still think that this is a pretty great space opera anime, and one that's kind of needed since this genre is not explored well enough, it's just that my expectation drifted away and was a bit different than what it really was: a casual look into space piracy led by a teenage female captain.
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Cleaned up and ready for viewing: Bodacious Space Opera: Mouretsu Space Pirates
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Dang, just got to chapter 28, I need to take a break, it's 7 A.M.!!!
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Also, I humbly request haibunyan to post this in the OP for future reading:
MOURETSU Space Journal (Click to show)
Entry 1 (Click to show)
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Entry №1

Ahh it's so refreshing to have a laid back sci-fi anime that doesn't focus on showing the boobs and asses of the female characters and other ecchi shenanigans. Bonus point that it doesn't go too hard-scifi on it, nor too soft-scifi. Time for a break in this not-so-serious Mouretsu Space Marathon and make some lunch.
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Entry №2

One of the reasons why I like Mouretsu Space Pirates back when it aired live was the meld of old technology aesthetic with sci-fi elements such as this pocket watch:

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I find it fascinating at how it does it; it's so much easier to have all the gadgets and data bolted or strapped to your forearm through some sort of wrist computer or at least a smartphone-esque communicator but they decided to make use of something that's rarely used even in our Real Life.

Another aspect that I like about the anime is the authenticity of the science behind, or at least from what this sci-fi lover and aviation engineer is perceiving. Sure there's some weird physics applied, like how the training space dingy can fly with a design like that (in the anime) or how the space shuttle can just do a vertical takeoff and fly straight away with a bulky, albeit still aerodynamically sound fuselage without a ventral thruster below it, but all in all they are kind of balanced by the somewhat authentic space physics.

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As anyone with a basic understanding of physics in space, there's no air resistance, so the basic science of aerodynamic will not apply in this case. They include thrusters such as shown above for the ships to manouver in space. This is also shown on spacecrafts much smaller than a ship that size. Even up to the docking umbilical bridges they use for boarding action is included with little decelerating thrusters. Small details and attention to authenticity like this is why I love shows that put the effort into it.

At this point in the series, around ep. 6 or so, the complexity, while not really deep in any sense, seem to ramp up a bit into a more serious tone. Sure there's still the SoL part of the show, but it's not too much of the focus for the series, and seem to focus on more how the characters develop in lieu of showing more of the universe of the series. This is another trap that I think they are smart enough to avoid, being that they are not focusing on cute girls doing cute pirating, but they take themselves serious enough to warrant believing in the universe. Sure it's not really true pirating in the sense that most expect, but they still do a decent enough job at bending around the in-show universe to make it convincing.

Also I like the yuri undertone of the series too, so any yuri seekers should also try a bit of the show too, at least for a few episodes, if you're wary to spend time on a 2-cour series (2 seasons' worth of episodes, usually numbering up to 20+ episodes). And since this is a mostly-female cast, it should provide ample fodder for more yuri goodness. But if you're expecting ecchi yuri action then you'd mostly be disappointed, at least up to this point. I don't foresee it becoming ecchi anytime soon too.

Progress: episode 8.
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Entry №3

The Serenity arc is chock full of sci-fi trope, especially when they finally found and went into the generation ship of the Serenity royal family lineage. A generation ship is itself a concept of space travel, aimed at sustaining generations of population inside its small nation-like interior when travelling from star system to star system in the absence of a faster-than-light travel method. Basically it's kind of like a space-travelling, one-way Noah's arc. Of course, directly connecting to the generation ship trope would be the gene banks of various organism such as livestock and humans. In this arc, they also show a few plausible ways of mobility in zero gravity condition in a near-vacuum atmosphere: using similar concept, I assume, to how the Dyson bladeless fans work.

Story-wise, this arc focuses on the political struggle of the Serenity royal lineage between two sisters: Gruier and Grunhilde. Without going too deep into it up to the point of telling it wholly here, I'll say that it's somewhat interesting for me, just because that it expands more about the in-show universe. I like lore like this and the narration of the lore at the start of each episode is something that I like since the beginning of the show's airing. In this arc, it's also shown how Marika develops from and aloof and air-headed high-school freshman into a capable captain. There's still some rough edges here and there, but with the help of her crew, she managed to overcome most problems. The progression feel a bit swift IMO, but it doesn't felt like it was rushed just to cram this whole arc in a 12-episode season.

The highlight of the arc is of course what they find in the generation ship itself: an artificial womb designed for the continuation of the Serenity lineage. That is to say that the Serenity lineage is custom-built, genetically, to be the perfect ruling family. But, I guess I'll just stop here for now.

Progress: Episode 12
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Entry №4

Well what I thought as a boring arc seems to be quite entertaining, if a bit facepalm-inducing. So ep. 13 up to 18 is what I'd call the Business Arc, in which the show explains how piracy in their world is more like a commerce business, complete with dealings with insurance companies and clients seeking their pirating services. Also in this arc is the unveiling of Bentenmaru's insurance agent, Show. Not only does he have an awesome afro, there's something to his voice and bearing that makes me like him as a character. The arc, as expected, shows how Marika develops some more to become a quite ruthless businesswoman, not bowing under pressure when the tough decisions need to be made. But as always for an air-head, albeit quite one with a formidable sharp mind, ironically, she does need a little bit push for more of her plans to work, and that's where most of her friends come in.

All in all, I thought that this arc is a little bit weak at the start, but ended up quite entertaining. Oh I almost forgot. I would be remiss not to mention that there's more yuri romantic action! It's a given that a show that has a lot of female cast; a casual one that isn't focused on luring male introverts that only want to see 2D boobs and ass; has romantic yuri relationship(s) that doesn't need to be ecchi.
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Entry №5

It's a shame, I think, that I didn't watch Mouretsu Pirates as it aired, but doing this marathon showed me something else positive about that. The start of the new arc at ep. 19 was kind of too SoL and bland. The yatch club is doing club activities, Marika cleans up the Bentenmaru after the last missions, and there's a yatch race held. Sounds kind of boring, and it is for the first couple of episodes of the Race Arc. I would think that I can get too bored of it and drop it while it aired LOL. But somehow, just at the point where I thought that I would drop the show, it presented just enough about something else to make me remained hooked to the show. More to their credit, the music used in the anime all worked wonderfully, whether to show how majestic outer space is, or to convey the gravity of the dangers of it.

It's a shame, again, that I only just finishing this show now. And the next arc looks like it'll go out in a bang, so to speak.
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Supplementary entry

And out of the blue, a stunning new arc starts for Mouretsu Pirates. WTF is this show so good actually.
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Preliminary Entry

I felt like the last arc just took an exit into WTF Speedway and drove past 200 mph, and enjoying it. I'll write a closure entry once I get some sleep. Mata ashi ta*.



*I did that on purpose for obvious reasons.

Started: 1320 Dec 31 2012. Ended: 0408 Jan 1 2013
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MOURETSU Space Diary: Entry №6

Like I alluded in my previous post, the final arc, what I shall call Unification arc, took a turn away from the soft sci fi feel to sci fantasy. I am sad to see this happen, as if the audience is losing interest and needed some bonkers action. The ship to ship combat is kind of mediocre, the plot is hole-ridden and the potential lost from the first episode of this arc. I was quite amazed when some form of super high tech science fantasy warship suddenly emerged into their relatively calm sector, and was also quite intrigued that they needed to band together to defeat this new threat. Bearing in mind that by that point the light feel of soft science fiction that permeated the entirety of the show so far is now gone to me. But then I am reminded that this series isn't the grim science fiction series that I wanted by saying that they needed to seek for some legendary chef to unite the pirates.

By that point, I am already in my last leg of my marathon, and am pretty tired to say the least. The only thing I can do it just gawp at it and go with the flow. By the time I finished the show at 0408 I am just too tired to voice my disappointment, a disappointment that I set myself mind you. I still think that this is a pretty great space opera anime, and one that's kind of needed since this genre is not explored well enough, it's just that my expectation drifted away and was a bit different than what it really was: a casual look into space piracy led by a teenage female captain.
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Woot!!! Chapter 45!!! biggrin.gif
Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 1/1/13 at 8:10am
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Thread Starter 
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This scene in Nekomonogatari:

 

700

 

oh gawd hahahaha.

LOL!

 

Meh, nothing much to quote.

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Edited by Accoun - 1/1/13 at 9:51am
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Woot!!! Chapter 45!!! biggrin.gif

Addicting huh?

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Also, I humbly request haibunyan to post this in the OP for future reading: MOURETSU Space Journal (Click to show)

I must admit that that is quite a fine space journel

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Anime song of the year for me:
OP: My Dearest-Supercell (OP of Guilty Crown)
ED: Vidro Moyou-Yanagi Nagi (ED of Ano Natsu De Matteru)


Best Anime Action:
Psycho Pass

Runner up: 
Fate Zero

Honorable mention:
Guilty Crown
Best Adventure:
SAO

Runner up:
Oda Nobuna
Best Comedy:
Chuunibyou

Runner up:
Mysterious Girfriend X
Best Drama:
Kokoro Connect

Runner up:
Guilty Crown.
Best fantasy:
Sword Art Online

Runner up:
Sankarea
Best Mystery:
Shin Sekai Yori

Runner up:
Kokoro Connect
Best Romance:
Oda Nobuna

Runner up:
Sankarea

Honorable mention:
Guilty Crown
Best Sci-Fi
Guilty Crown

Runner up:
Aquarion Evol

Best Plot:
Oda Nobuna no Yabou (for making me proactive at its history and accuracy)
Best Character'd anime:
Kokoro Connect
Best Soundtrack:
Guilty Crown

Runner up:
Psycho Pass
Biggest surprise:
Oda Nobuna no Yabou

Runner up:
Chuunibyou

Most underated anime:
Koi to choco

Most overated:
Sword Art Online

Overall best of 2012:
Chuunibyou

I didn't care for Chuunibyou too too much but can see why others would and do still like it.
So wait, you don't care much for chu2, but you're calling it AOTY?
Hmm, new years was a blast last night! Literally! But I have all my fingers and toes still, so it's all good biggrin.gif
I apologize if anyone sent me any messages or tried to get ahold of me, I was going to be on last night, but my Internet went down. Lovely...
I also watched some more geass last night. Holy crap it's good!!!
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So wait, you don't care much for chu2, but you're calling it AOTY?
Hmm, new years was a blast last night! Literally! But I have all my fingers and toes still, so it's all good biggrin.gif
I apologize if anyone sent me any messages or tried to get ahold of me, I was going to be on last night, but my Internet went down. Lovely...
I also watched some more geass last night. Holy crap it's good!!!

Basically. There were many contendors. And I mean many that I liked. I liked many other anime much more than Chu2 but the themes and execution of Chu2 edges others out.

 

Anime of the year is a general title. I would rather have a most favorite anime of the year section. If it was most favorite anime of the year, I would not be able to choose. I loved Ano Natsu, Papa no iukoto, (currently) Psycho pass, and Chu2

 

:) yep..code geass train here we come


 

nobody else wants to post their list? That list took me quite a while to make.


I'm applying for some Minority scholarships. Not sure how the people will feel when Asians apply for minority scholarships lol

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Why is it so inactive around here?

Just got back, went to a friends house for the day. His family is strongly Catholic, and it was quite an experience to see how they prayed for a whole minute before eating. It wasn't weird or anything, I just never saw people actually do it.
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Why is it so inactive around here?
Just got back, went to a friends house for the day. His family is strongly Catholic, and it was quite an experience to see how they prayed for a whole minute before eating. It wasn't weird or anything, I just never saw people actually do it.

Same. I have family friends that are religious. It is a bit weird but I do it anyway as respect. Why not. It gets annoying when my drunk grandma who is annoying starts cracking jokes in the middle of it. I get pissed when she disrespects people, which she does a lot.

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Well I don't have any marathon going on, and I'm not about to watch a commie nekomonogatari ep1.
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