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  1. The Girl Who Leapt through Time is awesome. I should watch it again some time. And, yeah, I saw New Wings, along with the first season of Kaleido Star. Loved it just as much as the first season, even if May and Leon are super annoying through most of it (although they are supposed to be, so it's easy to forgive). At the ending, after man, it's just magic. Haven't felt that kind of emotion since I finished Eureka Seven.
  2. I really should visit this place more often ... Anyway, amusingly enough, I ended up putting off Gundam SEED until yesterday (through ep5 right now), but I did finish off some other shows in the meantime. -- Azumanga Daioh: Yes, somehow I had never watched this before. Loved it from start to finish, still completely hilarious and fresh. -- Kanon (2006): Very good series, although as far as KyoAni is concerned, I think both Clannad and Air are a step above it. But, hell, being KyoAni's third best series is nothing to sneeze at. -- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Like it, but damn, there are so
  3. K-On! is a fun little show. Ep3 is the funniest of the series so far, I think, so you'll have something to look forward to. I'll be watching ep4 in a few minutes, myself, haha. Some of the best shows of the current season, for anyone interested: FMA: Brotherhood (this is especially cool for me, since I never watched the original series, nor have I read the manga -- please be kind, haha), Eden of the East, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Sengoku Basara and Valkyria Chronicles. Coincidentally, I am also starting Gundam SEED soon, although I will be seeing it for the first time.
  4. I just finished Saikano, and it is one of the saddest series I have ever seen, if not the saddest. Ep9 is particularly heartbreaking, although there is a bit of plot manipulation on the part of the writers to get to that point. However, the emotional power of the ending is undeniably amazing. I rarely cry when watching anime (or anything, really), but that episode did it for me. Only thing I don't like about the series is that it starts slow -- at least, for me it does. How quickly you get into it depends on how quickly you get into the relationship between Chise and Shuji, I think, because
  5. Man, I am watching so much stuff from the current season. I'll just give the rundown on the shows I am actually enjoying ... Chaos;Head -- Solid on the horror and mystery front, and all the characters show potential to be quite awesome by the end of the series. The protagonist, Takumi, is really creepy; the random delusions he sees straddle the line between horrifying and hilariously perverted. This is my kind of series. Clannad ~After Story~ -- Loved the first season of Clannad, and I definitely love this. First four eps have been excellent; the climactic scene in ep4 is one of the best
  6. Haha, that's close enough for me to accept. The kid's name is Chris Houlihan, and he won a contest in Nintendo Power. You're up.
  7. This one shouldn't be too difficult if you know your Zelda. There is a secret room in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Who is it named after in the Super Nintendo version, and why?
  8. It's Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in the States until recently).
  9. Basically there is this kid, Simon, and this older kid, Kamina, who escape from their underground home with the help of a girl named Yoko and a mecha. From there, they fight the forces that keep the world oppressed and so on and so forth. For me, the story doesn't matter so much as the style of the series and the characters (although the story is pretty good and a lot of fun). The mecha battles are awesome, and the characters are really distinct and colorful. Kamina in particular is the embodiment of every macho anime character ever and makes up about 75% of the series' coolness.
  10. Finished Monster quite a while ago and loved it. Definitely one of my favorites. Also finished Gurren Lagann, which I also loved. Gloriously over the top and tons of fun. Still watching Shugo Chara! and it is still awesome. Also watching Revolutionary Girl Utena, which has surprised me a lot so far. I expected it to be weird, but in a completely different way than it actually is. It's like the magical girl version of Gurren Lagann, except it's even weirder than that. And apparently I haven't even seen the really bizarre stuff yet! (I finished the first arc today.)
  11. Right now I'm spending the most time watching Monster, which is great (I finished episode 57 last night). I love all the twists and turns in the story, and that the series can make the simplest things resonate so wonderfully. I got chills Still watching Shugo Chara!, and I'm also watching the second season of Code Geass. I finished Clannad a while back and really liked it; I can't wait for the second season.
  12. Friend codes? Mine is 4983-4584-1619.
  13. Super Smash Bros. Brawl~ Yay Amazon for getting my copy delivered early.
  14. An awesome, mind-blowing book. Hope you like it. Murakami hasn't let me down yet, so I think I will like it. But, I randomly started reading Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson, so it'll be a bit before I get to it, haha.
  15. Right now I'm reading A Year at the Movies by Kevin Murphy, which is really interesting even if Kevin's kind of a film snob (in a good way, though, not in an asshole-ish way). Not a novel, but I figure it counts. After that I'll be reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami and American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
  16. My consoles: NES SNES Nintendo 64 Game Boy Color Game Boy PlayStation GameCube Game Boy Advance XBox Nintendo DS Wii I was and still am a total Nintendo fanboy. My best friend backed Sega, so we'd have nerd fights every day. Those were the days.
  17. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami How I Met Your Mother season 2 Heroes season 1 A kickass blue long sleeve shirt Other assorted clothes Also saw Sweeney Todd, which I liked a lot. Nothing brings in the Christmas cheer quite like watching Johnny Depp sing while slashing throats. A good Christmas, in all.
  18. Haha, busy guy, chrno. Baccano is something I'll be watching pretty soon. I tried to keep up with it when it first started, but I just got way too busy with things. Fruits Basket I'm a big fan of, but... well, insane, soapy stories are a huge guilty pleasure of mine; however, Fruits Basket gets a little too insane and soapy near the end. (For the love of God, don't read that unless you've finished Fruits Basket.) Gotta admire the balls on Takaya for her to let the story run that wild, though. Plus, I can't really speak too ill of Fruits Basket because of all the emotional gut checks
  19. God, Mega Man Soccer. I never bought it, but I did rent it several times from the local video rental place. I think I scored a goal like twice. I suck.
  20. Shinmaru

    JBL v Y2J

    Yeah, their promo battle during Raw was great. Hopefully JBL won't be too rusty in the ring when he faces Jericho. He was solid as hell before he retired. To be fair, he didn't get the title only because JBL interfered in the match and caused the DQ. Jericho had Orton ready to submit to the Walls of Jericho. It's not like he suffered a miserable defeat or anything. And come on, it's not as though Jericho's feuding with Michael Cole now lol. JBL is a former WWE champion, and while he's been out of the ring for more than a year, he'll still be seen as dangerous, especially because he'll
  21. From the current season, I'm keeping up with Genshiken 2 and Shugo Chara! Genshiken 2 is just as funny as the first season and the OVAs; the episode where is particularly hysterical. Shugo Chara! is unbelievably girly, but it's also a lot of fun, so I don't care. Plus, the Charas are hilarious when they're interacting with one another. I also just finished watching the first season of Code Geass last night. The show is pretty interesting despite the fact that I can't really get behind either Lelouch or Suzaku. Lots of batshit insane plot twists probably helped with that little problem,
  22. Just wanted to say I finally read Preacher because of this thread, and now I'm hooked on it and have ordered the rest of the trades after reading the first one. So thanks, haha. :happy: Also, on the subject of great comics, I'm going to get into Sandman, as well, and I'm greatly looking forward to that.
  23. Haven't seen them all, so I won't vote, but of what I've seen I'd say my favorite and the best would be RoboCop.
  24. Judging from IMDb, a lot of people don't seem to like Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (or at least not as much as the first movie). I love it. How anyone can not like Evil Bill and Evil Ted is beyond me. Also fond of Dragon Ball Z, despite much of the anime community regressing to, "OMG I'M TOO GOOD FOR THAT SHIT" when discussing it. It's a fun show to chill out and watch for a few hours (or, approximately the amount of time it takes to get through one fight - I kid, I kid ). I'm with D.W. on liking House of 1,000 Corpses, as well.