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    basenji529

    [41]Feb 9, 2011
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    Oh, here's Jess:



    And here's the promo:



    That means "Deiin Waintesutaa" and"Samu Waintesutaa". Wow, they didn't go with "Jin" and "San" like I thought they would.


    Don't ask me what the kanji below their names mean. I haven't gotten that far in my knowledge of Japanese. Plus, I don't need to know kanji to translate anime.

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    libra113

    [42]Feb 9, 2011
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    basenji529 wrote:

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    That's Meg? Yuck!


    No, that's Suiseiseki from Rozen Maiden. But there's an internet meme from (where else?) the chans that involves how everything needs MOAR DESU. (She says "desu", a copula, at the end of every sentence, hence everyone calling her Desu.)


    Anyway, here's Meg.



    Very moe, wouldn't you agree?


    And here's Sam:



    Biseinen, to say the least.


    And Dean:



    They're both a bit too bishie for my tastes, but I do like some of Dean's expressions.


    Expect the fujoshi (yaoi fans) to be all over the new Supernatural anime, drawing "San" (サン) and "Jin" (ヂン (Don't correct them; it only encourages them. There are still anime fans that refer to the Elric Brothers as "Edo" and "Aru" and refer to Lian from Shaman King as "Ren". Though to be fair in the case of Shaman King, when referring to Horohoro, there are special katakana for Ainu that even my linguistic coding can handle. And 4kids gave us "Trey" instead of Horohoro,"Len" instead of Ren, and, in one case of a good translation, "Joco" instead of "Chocolove". I should point out that Silva is one stereotype 4kids couldn't get rid of.) in all sorts of compromising positions.

    Ok Meg doesn't look much like the Meg I recall, Sam and Dean are close and given how poorly they've been drawn in other media I guess it's not TOO bad.
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    dpebbleson

    [43]Feb 10, 2011
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    Yeah, and these are just sketches, the promos look very good.
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    basenji529

    [44]Feb 10, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    Ok Meg doesn't look much like the Meg I recall, Sam and Dean are close and given how poorly they've been drawn in other media I guess it's not TOO bad.


    Yeah, I thought that was a weird image of Meg. But she has a lot of bodies. And that's not too far from Meg. Especially given the mukokuseki.


    Usually, gaijin have certain features, though not always. Usually, a character from Ireland will be assumed to have red hair, even though redheads are a minority in all countries. Similarly, Germans are often blonde. (Yes, yes, I know, the Japanese were just as guilty of the "let's take over the world" mentality as the Germans, and the Japanese are completely unapologetic for it.) If a character is black, they will usually be American. Note that not all Americans in anime are black, and in Japanese live-action shows, Americans (such as Miss America in Battle Fever J) tend to be of Japanese descent.


    For the record, the only time I've seen Indians (of the casino-owning variety, not the "cow is God" variety) in anime was Shaman King, so we're apparently vaguely Asian-looking bara icons.


    By the way, it's common to have an occidental otaku in some of these shows, as a way of poking fun at foreign fans. Most often they learned Japanese from anime and thus don't have an accent. (And use "baka", "desu", "arigato", and the like far more often than any Japanese person.) It should be noted that occidental otaku are an old trope; the Japonism of the 19th century actually helped inspire Modernism.


    And I still say expect people to correct you and say they're "Samu" and "Deiin".

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    libra113

    [45]Feb 10, 2011
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    As useal I don't understand a word of what you're talking about.

    I've seen maybe a handful of japanimation shows, my thing was zombie movies so we traded dvds and showed each other our favorite movies.

    Yeah on second look the Meg drawing isn't too far off. The hair could be lighter but that's just nitpicking.
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    dpebbleson

    [46]Feb 10, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    As useal I don't understand a word of what you're talking about.


    Neither do I
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    libra113

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    dpebbleson wrote:
    libra113 wrote:
    As useal I don't understand a word of what you're talking about.


    Neither do I
    Thank you, I was afraid I was the only one.

    They make an English to Japanimation dictonary or something?
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    basenji529

    [48]Feb 12, 2011
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    Mukokuseki - "stateless", the facial features typical of anime characters. Usually designed to be non-ethnic.


    Gaijin - literally "other man", foreigners. Tend to show up more in giant mecha shows, shows set outside Japan, and shows like Shaman King that are deliberately global.


    Bara - literally "rose", gay porn for gay men, as opposed to yaoi, gay porn for women. And yes, if you've seen Shaman King, Silva and the rest of them do look like bara characters. A bit on the muscle-bound side.


    Otaku - nerd. In America, used by anime fans to self-identify themselves. In Japan, it's considered a grave insult, especially since one serial killer in the late 80s was big on loli manga.


    Baka, desu, and arigato - idiot, "be", and "thank you", a few stock Japanese words in every anime fan's dictionary.


    "Samu" and "Deiin" - for some reason, even with clearly non-Japanese names (i.e., those written in katakana), Western anime fans have a bizarre tendency to insist on using the katakana spellings. Thus Fullmetal Alchemist has people referring to "Edo" and "Aru".

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    [49]Feb 21, 2011
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    Has anyone been able to translate the outlines for the last few episodes of season 1, I'm just curious about all hell brakes loose the most.
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    [50]Mar 2, 2011
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    So I've seen the first 6 episodes of the anime, some things I liked some didn't. I guess things move quickly, but given its anime and a short 22 minute episode, I guess I'll get use to it.


    I dont like the look of John, seems they are doing more with Missouri in the anime series from what I heard.


    Bloody Mary was reworked into a flashback with John/Dean working on a case and Jessica/Sam meeting interesting, didn't mind that.


    Does anyone know if Ellen, Jo or Rufus are going to be introduced into the series?

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    tvtome_xena321 wrote:

    So I've seen the first 6 episodes of the anime, some things I liked some didn't. I guess things move quickly, but given its anime and a short 22 minute episode, I guess I'll get use to it.


    I dont like the look of John, seems they are doing more with Missouri in the anime series from what I heard.


    Bloody Mary was reworked into a flashback with John/Dean working on a case and Jessica/Sam meeting interesting, didn't mind that.


    Does anyone know if Ellen, Jo or Rufus are going to be introduced into the series?



    Probably because they were important characters in the show
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    RachelleMcAdams wrote:
    tvtome_xena321 wrote:

    So I've seen the first 6 episodes of the anime, some things I liked some didn't. I guess things move quickly, but given its anime and a short 22 minute episode, I guess I'll get use to it.


    I dont like the look of John, seems they are doing more with Missouri in the anime series from what I heard.


    Bloody Mary was reworked into a flashback with John/Dean working on a case and Jessica/Sam meeting interesting, didn't mind that.


    Does anyone know if Ellen, Jo or Rufus are going to be introduced into the series?



    Probably because they were important characters in the show


    I hope so, and I'm hoping if they do we'd get backstory on Ellen's husband and how John meet them.
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    tvtome_xena321 wrote:
    RachelleMcAdams wrote:
    tvtome_xena321 wrote:

    So I've seen the first 6 episodes of the anime, some things I liked some didn't. I guess things move quickly, but given its anime and a short 22 minute episode, I guess I'll get use to it.


    I dont like the look of John, seems they are doing more with Missouri in the anime series from what I heard.


    Bloody Mary was reworked into a flashback with John/Dean working on a case and Jessica/Sam meeting interesting, didn't mind that.


    Does anyone know if Ellen, Jo or Rufus are going to be introduced into the series?



    Probably because they were important characters in the show


    I hope so, and I'm hoping if they do we'd get backstory on Ellen's husband and how John meet them.
    Covered that in the comcis didn't they, pretty sure they did.
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    [54]Mar 4, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    tvtome_xena321 wrote:
    RachelleMcAdams wrote:
    tvtome_xena321 wrote:

    So I've seen the first 6 episodes of the anime, some things I liked some didn't. I guess things move quickly, but given its anime and a short 22 minute episode, I guess I'll get use to it.


    I dont like the look of John, seems they are doing more with Missouri in the anime series from what I heard.


    Bloody Mary was reworked into a flashback with John/Dean working on a case and Jessica/Sam meeting interesting, didn't mind that.


    Does anyone know if Ellen, Jo or Rufus are going to be introduced into the series?



    Probably because they were important characters in the show


    I hope so, and I'm hoping if they do we'd get backstory on Ellen's husband and how John meet them.
    Covered that in the comcis didn't they, pretty sure they did.


    Did they I didn't know that, then again I haven't read every comic.
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    libra113

    [55]Mar 4, 2011
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    I THINK so. I know in the first mini-series (or maybe the second) there's a sequence where John leaves Sam and Dean at the roadhouse while he, Bill and some others hunt a shape shifter or something. The sequence ends with Dean seeing John kill the monster (in human form) and it's the first time Dean remembers seeing John kill (funny he didn't remember that or Ellen or the roadhouse later but maybe he blocked it out).
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    [56]Mar 5, 2011
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    libra113 wrote:
    I THINK so. I know in the first mini-series (or maybe the second) there's a sequence where John leaves Sam and Dean at the roadhouse while he, Bill and some others hunt a shape shifter or something. The sequence ends with Dean seeing John kill the monster (in human form) and it's the first time Dean remembers seeing John kill (funny he didn't remember that or Ellen or the roadhouse later but maybe he blocked it out).


    Interesting read, I got to catch up with the comics. Guess they just forgot or were too young, but then again comics are not true canon, so I guess us viewers can decide how they fit into the series timeline/canon.
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    libra113

    [57]Mar 5, 2011
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    Well they were SUPPOSED to until they made so many mistakes and the show started introducing elements that contradicted the already published comcis (like Mary and her family being hunters).

    It's hard to do a comic AND a running show at the same time and have them jibe perfectly even just mini-series that only run from time to time.
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    basenji529

    [58]Mar 6, 2011
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    Yeah, Evangelion's manga was stretched out for years, despite being smaller than the anime, and only after The End of Evangelion did Sadamoto feel truly free. Which explains why his Kaoru is so much less likable than Anno's.

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    basenji529 wrote:

    Yeah, Evangelion's manga was stretched out for years, despite being smaller than the anime, and only after The End of Evangelion did Sadamoto feel truly free. Which explains why his Kaoru is so much less likable than Anno's.



    Dude, you keep bringing Evangelion so often that now I feel forced to watch it I just checked it, it has only 26 episodes, so I'll watch it soon so I can understand your plenty references to it
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    libra113

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    dpebbleson wrote:
    basenji529 wrote:

    Yeah, Evangelion's manga was stretched out for years, despite being smaller than the anime, and only after The End of Evangelion did Sadamoto feel truly free. Which explains why his Kaoru is so much less likable than Anno's.



    Dude, you keep bringing Evangelion so often that now I feel forced to watch it I just checked it, it has only 26 episodes, so I'll watch it soon so I can understand your plenty references to it
    Good then you can translate for me becasue I never understand what all that is about.
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