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#61
Gaming / Adventure Games
March 07, 2011, 12:38:11 AM
Dunno how many old school graphic adventure gamers there are (Gabriel Knight, King's Quest, Monkey Island, etc.), but I thought I would bring up a topic for it since I have been on an adventure gaming kick for the past couple weeks. I recently got Gemini Rue and Gray Matter, both of which are fantastic games. I have been completely enthralled with their stories. What's everyone's favorites?

My personal fave: Gabriel Knight. It's one of my favorite adventure games ever made. I keep praying for a fourth game in the series.
#62
Don't know if anyone has talked about this, but I just discovered a new love for Kalafina, who are amazing. This after hearing their theme for Kara no Kyouki (Garden of Sinners). They've also done music for So-Ra-No-Wo-To (Op.)

I will also make another push for SID and Chemistry.
#63
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  • Utada Hikaru (Rebuild of Evangelion/Kingdom Hearts promotions)
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Unfortunately, even if Fanime could afford Utada (and who wouldn't want that), she isn't even a possibility right now because she is on hiatus from her career for now. Sad, sad, sad.

That being said, I would like to hear from the Fanime staff and see what artists they have been looking at come perform. I am very curious to know what we can possibly expect. That is, of course, if they have really started looking at anyone specific yet.


#64
GALNERYUS!!!!!

Edit: I will also once again throw in that I would love to see Elisa or Ali Project.
#65
I think you're taking this a little too seriously dude. It's really not that hard to figure out, and I don't understand where the frustration is coming from. I also am not sure how you are speaking for "most people". I know I enjoyed the SOS thing, as did the friends I saw it with. As for my suggestions, they are merely suggestions, and quite self-explanatory. Whoever it was singing the songs for either group, that is who you get with a back up band, or even a recording. I'm not sure how it usually works with solo artists who come to perform, but I imagine it can be done much the same way.

Okay, I've said everything I have to say about the topic. Moving on.

I don't know if I mentioned it, but I'd also really love to Ali Project come. I know they were at another con somewhere (forget which con). That would be pretty awesome.
#66
Quote from: PyronIkari on October 11, 2010, 10:11:04 PM
Quote from: Freeden on October 11, 2010, 10:23:14 AM
Yes. I think having these anime-created bands would be great. At Anime Expo in 2007 I think, they did this big SOS tour where they had the voice actresses come and sing music from the show, just like their big live tour in Japan. Something like that for fanime would be cool. That or Girls Dead Monster (I got the name wrong before, I think), but less people know them as they are from Angel Beats.

uhm... I don't even get what you are asking people to do. The SOS-dan thing was a poorly done "concert" that was more of just a long advertisement for the US Haruhi release with a few songs thrown in. How this has anything to do with having non-existent bands is beyond me.

On further point... what would they do to get non-existent bands? Do you mean have the singer of said band... perform? Then why not just ask... for that singer to come and sing? I mean... seriously? Girls Dead Monster? They only had like... 3 songs. That's not a concert... that's not even an opening act. So we'd invite Marina as a guest to sing three songs?

After-School Tea Time at least makes sense, but they can't play instruments irl I hope you know, and since Satou and Kotobuki don't sing, they wouldn't do anything.


Actually, I quite enjoyed the SOS thing, as well as the one that was held in Japan and that WAS an official concert and both events were quite popular. And in fact, Girls Dead Monster has an entire cd out with a total of 13 songs. With both bands, just as they did with the Haruhi event, they could easily have a band perform with the singers. I don't know what costs are involved with bringing these anime-created groups to the states, but I think it's a nifty idea and I like the music, the reason I suggested the idea in the first place.
#67
Yes. I think having these anime-created bands would be great. At Anime Expo in 2007 I think, they did this big SOS tour where they had the voice actresses come and sing music from the show, just like their big live tour in Japan. Something like that for fanime would be cool. That or Girls Dead Monster (I got the name wrong before, I think), but less people know them as they are from Angel Beats.
#68
I think another great idea would be to try and get together Dead Girls Monster or Afternoon Tea Time. I know their not real bands, but it would be kinda nifty to try and do something like the Haruhi concert that they had a couple years ago.
#69
Looks like I won't be attending Japan X, cause I am going to VAMPS instead. Anyone else planning on attending?
#70
Yeah, my bad. That means I may actually go to see X Japan.
#71
Quote from: cottoncandymuffin on August 24, 2010, 09:31:14 PM
@Freeden: I second/third/whatever number Chemistry :)

I'm really hoping X Japan comes to Fanime. Yeah they have a stop in SF in October, but I don't know if I can make it, so Fanime could make up for it haha xD

Corrrection, X Japan is playing this saturday in Oakland. I had thought about going, but I'm going to the Kincert instead.
#72
I have a pretty big list of stars I would like to see. Some of them have performed over here in the western hemisphere recently as well, so it might very well be possible:

Home Made Kazoku (just performed at Otakon)
Himeka (just performed at Otakuthon. I know, it's her home, but you never know)
VAMPS (toured in July in the states in '09)
Sukima Switch
SID
Lia
Elisa
Funkist
Chemistry
Omagake Lucky Hole
Yui
Galneryus
Angela
Ali Project (I second bringing them to Fanime, love them)

Any of these would be awesome. If I could see any of these artists in concert, that would make my Fanime. The FLOW concert was awesome this year, so I am looking forward to what is in store for next year.
#73
Definately. I'm a bigger fan of the canon ending than the film's version, though I will say that the film was one of the better anime films I have seen, especially one for an established series.
#74
Well, sad to say, but most anime don't have good endings unless they are originals. But, for some reason adaptations tend to have poor endings.

Berserk comes to mind. I love that anime to death, one of my favorites, but the ending is just damn depressing that it's hard to like it. I did read the manga after, but I still can't help but think that that was one of the worst possible places to end it simply because there is no bright light at the end of the tunnel.

GTO is another of my favorites, but it just had such a terrible ending. After some pretty bad final episodes, it ends on kind of a sour note. Never read the manga, but I hear it ends differently AND better. But that just bugged me.

Chrome Shelled Regios. I realize that this is a pretty midiocre anime to begin with, but even so, the ending was just a huge bummer. It was so uneventful and kind of came out of left field. Not the ending I expected at all.

Air Gear/Tenjho Tenge: I put these in the same brackets because they both are Oh Great!'s and they both have pretty much the same kind of terrible ending. I don't understand why they did what they did but it was a huge let down. First, the least worse of the two. Air Gear was a pretty entertaining show, as entertaining as Oh Great's work can get. And just when things are ramping up, we get one of those "He still has a lot of work to do, but he's gonna be the best" kind of endings. They could easily produce a second season to get to the major plotlines of the series, but instead we're left watching Ikki climb the mountain. The ending isn't even on some kind of peak. At the end of the series he's still just a kid with a lot of potential, but not a lot achieved.

Tenjho Tenge is even worse. Halfway through the series, we get into this horrible, terrible, boring flashback about how all these characters came about and how things became the way they were. But what the creators failed to realize is that no one cares about the flashback. The most interesting character, Souichiro, is forgotten about throughout the entire flashback, and when we finally get back to him, there's like two or three episodes left in the series. Nothing happens with all the build up they had going with this guy. All that talent he was supposed to have goes nowhere, and is lost on a boring and unnecessarily long flashback. This was a series that, no matter how bad, needed a second season....badly.
#75
General Anime Chat / The End of Fullmetal Alchemist
June 10, 2010, 10:49:25 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to do it, but this is the best place I could find. I thought I would create a topic for the ending of FMA. For many, I'm sure, it has been one of the premiere manga/anime to make its way to the states. The first FMA anime was a milestone for anime in America and garnered a huge following. It's also one of the few series so immensly popular that it has warranted two series, the second series, Brotherhood, which uses a good chunk of story we had already seen from the original anime. With FMA coming to an end in manga form, and soon to be followed in Brotherhood, it's that feeling of something epic coming to an epic end. People may laugh, but many of us know what it's like when a series finally ends after so long. And the manga lasted nine years. That's a long time for a series to go on. And I think many will agree that FMA was one of, if not the, best series to come out in the 2000's.

So this is my farewell to such a great series. Perhaps we'll see more of Ed and Al in the future, but I would like to think that their story is truly at an end now. Let us hope that Hiromu Arakawa has more fantastic adventures of the likes of FMA in store. Until then, thank you Ms. Arakawa for such a wonderful adventure, one that will never be forgotten.   
#76
Quote from: Sesshomaru 12 on June 02, 2010, 01:19:39 PM
Hey guys, was wondering if you can send me any pics you got of my cosplays:

Saturday: Abel Nightroad (Trinity Blood) [the one with the big black wings]

Sunday: Yuuki Cross (Vampire Knight) [awakened version with the scythe]

Thank you ^^

I caught you at the masquerade. That Abel cosplay was awesome. How did you get around with those wings? That must have been a pain.
#77
I'm glad to hear that FLOW enjoyed performing for us. It's always hard to judge how genuine a band is, and it seems especially hard to judge how much a Japanese band is being genuine about coming to and performing for an American audience. I hope they do come back. They were pretty damn cool.
#78
Yeah, they were pretty annoying, but I was able to pretty much ignore them. It didn't even really seem like a protest, as they didn't have any signs protesting much of anything. Seemed more like a recruitment to me. The one that really annoyed me was the guy on the corner who was talking directly at people and gettin in their faces.
#79
Yeah, it was a lot of fun. My first gathering. Loved the chair and I loved the Excalibur someone brought. That was awesome.
#80
I was the Shinigami-sama from Soul Eater running around all weekend. Also looking for pics from the gathering.