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  1. Confession: I like the Strike perfectly fine all on its own. Give it that big ol' sword the PG comes with and that's all the extra equipment it needs.
  2. I dunno about that. Cowboy Bebop's American dub famously set such a high bar for English dub work that even director Shinichiro Watanabe prefers it to the original Japanese dub, and there have been more good to great dubs since then. That said, I think the only reason NGE's dub is remembered as a good one is because that's what people heard on Cartoon Network as kids. I think I bought the original DVDs/VHSes before they ever got the show on CN, so I had the choice of not listening to it. I'm sure there must be some Spanish dubs (either done in Chile or elsewhere) that have outdone their original Japanese counterparts.
  3. Same and same. Tiffany Grant (Asuka) conveniently actually knew German, so her lines were actually intelligible as opposed to the original VA's Nihongerman. But besides that, I didn't find any bit of the English dub that interesting. I think Grant even ad-libbed some of her German (because of the aforementioned unintelligible Nihongerman), which potentially fundamentally messed with the associated scenes. The English dub of EoE similarly took some creative liberties, including to the audio mixing, that missed their marks.
  4. Bumping some threads to let as many interested parties know. HLJ Spring sale. Arcadia Super VF-1J Milia was up there, probably others as well.
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    Hi-Metal R

    In case anyone's interested, HLJ's spring sale is going on. I think I saw a HMR VT-1 when I did a quick glance.
  6. Specifically, they added DXR support to their non-RTX cards (from the original 1060 6GB card and up). DXR being a non-proprietary implementation of real-time ray-tracing through I think DX12. Their RTX cards (ie those with tensor cores) will still be able to use their proprietary RT... tech? hardware? whatever... to do ray-tracing, maybe in conjunction with or instead of through DXR. Here's an example of DXR (IIRC) being integrated into CryEngine. They render this video using a Vega 56.
  7. This isn't strictly manga, but I thought I'd share anyway for anyone interested. In case you wanted to read the light novels these designs come from, a company called "J-Novel Club" are re-releasing the FMP! novels with a brand new translation. https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/03/18/j-novel-club-announces-full-metal-panic-novels-and-more You can read a preview on the product page: https://j-novel.club/s/full-metal-panic I had thought that only the manga had been localized, but I guess some of those volumes I passed by in the Borderses and BnNs were actually the novels.
  8. In case you wanted to read the light novels these designs come from, a company called "J-Novel Club" are re-releasing the FMP! novels with a brand new translation. https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/03/18/j-novel-club-announces-full-metal-panic-novels-and-more You can read a preview on the product page: https://j-novel.club/s/full-metal-panic I had thought that only the manga had been localized, but I guess some of those volumes I passed by in the Borderses and BnNs were actually the novels.
  9. I wouldn't say Captain Marvel is exactly game-changing. Her powers don't seem that different from Thor's, with or without Mjolnir/Stormbreaker.
  10. Saw it yesterday. It was fine, but the character herself is hardly memorable compared to the other members of the cast. I don't think she's compelling enough as is to carry another movie on her own, certainly not as much as, say, Black Widow or so. She also has an... irascibility to her that makes her kind of fundamentally unappealing as a protagonist. Or rather, I should say that her personality doesn't reflect her story. She's kind of sarcastically mean for the sake of being sarcastically mean. There's a throwaway line at the beginning that she uses humor to deflect, but other than that one mention, it's never brought up again and she never really grows out of it or reframes it or... does anything with it. Starlord is a lot of the same, but both movies - the second especially - do a lot more with it than the writers manage to do here with Danvers. It feels like this Captain Marvel is just sort of going through the motions of a superhero origin story rather than living through one. Still, all else aside, it was fun popcorn fare while it lasted.
  11. Jafar doesn't sound or look nearly as old as he should. That whole "The Princess will marry me" ploy probably won't play this time around. I didn't have a problem with Blue Smith, but I did suspect they would have him shifting skin tone throughout the movie, so I'm not surprised to see more of the regular skin tone here. As for the singing, aren't they recycling the animated movie song? I don't think that's the live-action actors... And I thought Prince of Persia was fine. Nothing to write home about, and that whitewashing scandal was icky, but it was about as good a video game movie as a video game movie could have been...
  12. This. I have a decent internet connection and even then I can't stand the ridiculous 10-, 20-, 50-GB patches that these (mainly Western, I've noticed) devs routinely put out to fix their broken, premature games. It's a terrible symptom of the current AAA industry business model. It's a long enough wait to just get the game off the disc onto the console, I'm not going to put up with downloading basically the entire game again.
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