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Old 04-20-2006, 07:03 AM   #1
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What can I say this is a high quality action anime just the way I like them. This one gets perfect 10's all around. (ep 1 +2)

Guns, booze, cigarettes, tattoos, an old WWII PT boat, mature men and women make for a great combination (and a lot of death). Yay for engrish OP song, I love it. Can't wait for them to release the DVD's so I can buy them.

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Is that product placement I see... in an anime!?

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Old 05-02-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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holy cow, now this is my kind of a show. nice script, realistic gun sounds, mercenaries, pirates, bulletproof bars. oh my i think im in love =D
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:02 PM   #3
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I'm really digging this one of the few shows of this season that I'm gonna follow before it finishes.

I loved the 2nd episode climax good times.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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Episode 19 (how come people stopped posting in here?!)



It hit me then - the harsh criminal world she lives in is gender-wise closer to the egalitarian ideal than the 'law-abiding' world. Sweet irony. No wonder Rock wanted to leave.

EDIT: Oh God, the awful English...
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:24 PM   #5
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I dont post herebeacuse i stopped watching BL after that dock fight ep- it was too childish for me, i was expecting some semi-realistic anime and it turned out to be fantasy :]
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:37 PM   #6
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Well, you're missing out. I'm thinking those 'fantasy' episodes are like filler. They help add some comedy and escapism to what would otherwise be quite depressing. I don't think anybody could sit through 26 episodes of grit, grit, grit, grit, grit and not find it all a bit tedious.

Episoe 19 is a character development episode, and apart from the shittily-spoken English, thoroughly enjoyable. Violence, language, dialogue, movement, all very realistic, down-to-earth, subtle feel. Although like I said, comic/tragic moments like the
really help. Balalaika is amazing. I absolutely adore her. She pushes some boundaries because she's the only female character I can remember who was powerful, respected, but didn't have to wear a skimpy outfit, and was nowhere near attractive... nor do they draw attention to her boobs or anything. Yet she's one of the gripping personalities.

I think Revy and Rock have some of the most amazing interaction I've ever seen in anything as well (well... okay, maybe comparable to L and Light in Death Note). That feeding off each other to enhance each other's appeal thing. *goes into girly mode* I wonder if they'll be a couple or if they'll just be friends.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:42 PM   #7
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Realistic gun sounds? revys guns sound like tinkerbells!
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:13 PM   #8
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I dont post herebeacuse i stopped watching BL after that dock fight ep- it was too childish for me, i was expecting some semi-realistic anime and it turned out to be fantasy :]
Exactly my case - but maybe I'll check out the rest sometimes.

Vivi's Queen: Yup, Balalaika is/was my favorite character from BL too
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:53 PM   #9
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Episode 20 - it's going good, same arc, but the story has slowed considerably in favour of characterisation. That's not bad, we get to see the dark side to Balalaika, and Revy/Rock relationship is being woven out very well too.

I hope episode 21 gets back to churning plot out, though.

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Old 12-05-2006, 11:08 AM   #10
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I'm very angry with this series at the moment. How could you stretch like an hour of stuff happening over three episodes? Between eps 19 and 21 nothing much happens, and I'm incredibly annoyed that they didn't work much on characterisation either. Ep 21 is more of a transition episode.

It's kinda pissing me off. They stopped it JUST at the point when the build-up was getting good, and it rendered this entire episode irritating.

DAMNIT.
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