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Awesome Reach

One of my favorite flash artists, Egoraptor, just recently made a new Awesome episode. What’s the game that’s being made fun of now? None other than Halo Reach

The humor varies on your take on immaturity, lack of intelligence, or just was plain ‘not funny’. I found this hilarious because it speaks the truth….in an exaggerated way.

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Boobies

Now we all know, yes including those people who don’t watch anime, about the oversized, ‘perfectly’ shaped, and over exaggerated movement of boobs in anime. This AMV pretty much describes every bit of what the artists, producers, or whoever is responsible for the notion that boobs look and do what they do in anime. Perhaps it’s just how the Japanese minds work, or just a man’s fantasy come true..

Japanese Train Station

By far the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in awhile. Most likely this stuff happens only in Japan, so much so you could see this and say to yourself “those Japanese people, always doing funny things”. No seriously is this even safe? Anyways, I’m looking forward to crap like this when I’m over there, although if the ride itself is more than 20 minutes it’s not going to be fun.

I’m surprised that the kid was able to deal with all these guys pushing him into the train without any agonizing pain, or even hear people already in the train yelling and cussing. Crap like this would not go as smoothly here or anywhere else in the world.

I love it

Japanese Discipline

A video my friend found and showed me because it involved those crazy Japanese people. I didn’t know what I was expecting that involved ‘precision’. I was thinking somewhere between the lines of shooting guns.

My thoughts were wrong, it’s pretty sweet nonetheless. Unfortunately, part of the video should be skipped when they present each individual by their name which starts around 2:45 and ends at 4:05.

Magic Pad

By far one of the best  AMV’s I have ever seen. If that is not enough to convince you the level of how well done this AMV is then hopefully this will. It won the 2008 AMV awards, the title literally meaning “Best AMV of 2008″ basing from votes from ordinary to experienced AMV fans.

Nostromo has listed into my favorite AMV artist. Nostromo has been involved in helping other people with their AMV’s for the past couple of years. He has done other works as well, one other that was on par with this one and I’ll post about that for another day.

Enjoy Magic Pad.

PS: those who are interested in downloading this on HD to have available all the time and to watch over and over again, go HERE and sign up. Then go HERE to visit his page of the works he has created and download them. It is encouraged to rate the AMV’s if you continue to download more later in the future or else bad things will happen… There are probably other places to check out without having to sign up to something, but I do prefer amv.org.

Gunbuster 1 & 2

Story 9/10 – Both Gunbuster’s kinda follow one another. Though each season has a different set of characters and since technically the first season ended, the second one had a new beginning. They say it’s recommended to watch the first Gunbuster that came out in 1988, but I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary. Though it would explain the ending of the second season of Gunbuster rather effectively. I have to say that it is inefficient for me to combine 1 and 2 together since I feel the story of the first season made more sense, had more of an overflow and was just ‘better’. As it goes, it’s in the early 21st century, insectoid organisms are invading the galaxy, searching for new stars to house their young. Mankind’s only defense lies with space cadets. The daughter of a celebrated admiral killed in battle, with their skill and the power of the mecha known as GunBuster, they must help fight to protect the galaxy from total annihilation. Sounds dramatic and intense right? Well that’s the overall story of the first season.

Now the second season is about Nono, a clumsy young girl living in the backwater countryside of Mars, dreams of becoming a space pilot. But when Nono witnesses a real space pilot called Topless, and her brutal fight with one of the invading space monsters, she discovers that it may not be so easy. With guts and effort her only recourse is to fight back against hordes of space monsters.

If you are familiar with Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, who are the makers of Gunbuster, it has the same plot. The universe is in danger and the people of the milky way galaxy on a planet called Earth save it…..in a very HUGE battle that breaks the laws of physics and reality. Now I feel I’m giving this show a little more credit than it’s worth. 9 is pretty much saying it’s good, but it’s very original and ridiculous. But coming from the late 80’s so it’s creative in its own way.

Characters 9.5/10 – The story isn’t anything new, but the characters were. In the first season, the daughter/main character and her “rival/ally” was commendable. What is nice about the first season of Gunbuster is they explain and thoroughly detail the difficulty, hardship, and work that is involved in dealing with a mech. I truly enjoyed the characters as they felt…real? They were mature, held responsible for the safety of the galaxy, but yet childish since they were still teenagers.

Animation 9/10 – The first most important detail to take here is that the first season was released in 1988, the same time as Akira, which was a movie. They both have a huge resemblance to each other, that’s how superb Gunbuster was. Sure it’s not like today’s, but if it is a problem such as it’s too ‘old’ then I would encourage to throw those feelings out the window for this series. The second season was magnificent as well. Again, similar to Gurren Lagann, the explosions, action scenes, was well implemented. Part of enjoying both Gunbuster’s is the animation, nothing to disregard on that category. My only complaint would  be the CGI. It just looked too CGI for it to look good, but thank god they didn’t use much of it.

Overall 9.25/10 – I started to watch the second season first since I dislike the old fashioned style of anime of the 80’s to the mid 90’s. I was warned to watch the first season first and I decided to give it a shot. Boy was I glad I did. The first season was magnificent and only made the second season much better to enjoy. This is one of the few shows that takes the imagination of space to a new level. The first Gunbuster strongly reflected on the concept of space travel and it’s effect on time. Very fun stuff, the second season was strong on the human ability to colonize and travel around the solar system. As a huge fan of astronomy and the idea of space travel, it all just added to the enjoyment of the show for me. Now this show is pretty serious, barely no humor can be gathered from both Gunbuster’s, but at the same time it is RIDICULOUS! So just a heads up. Laws will be broken and perhaps a few “pfff’s” or “yea right’s” will happen. I can’t go much on about the series since their is only 12 episodes altogether, but ALOT does happen! Highly recommend.

Side note: This anime has 3 names in total: Aim for the top! and Diebuster are also the same anime.

If Anime was Real

There have been posts and videos about  anime and what it would look like if it was real. We all know that it would be an ugly sight to see, which is the sad truth. This takes it onto a different approach. Wasn’t the best video and don’t expect it to be the funniest thing out there.

If Anime was Real video