Had an anime party today! LOTS of stuff watched… 1-3 episodes of each of the following. Nice thing is that I can show more eps of the stuff the locals enjoyed.
Hellsing — v2 arrived JUST in time for the party, and it was lovingly violent and well dubbed! Jan Valentine was a lot funnier AND a lot less annoying in english than he was in Japanese, and Alucard (Crispin Freeman, baby) just rocked when he did his full transformation.
FLCL — Wasn’t expecting a positive reaction from the live audience, definitely got a mixed one. Still, a very good dub that doesn’t grate and doesn’t mistranslate anything. I can’t wait for vols 2 and 3… v2 (ep3+4) is kinda weak, but v3 (ep5+6) with the John Woo parody and the climactic showdown is gonna ROCK.
Princess Nine — Surprised the locals wanted to see it, but good as always, and having some dirty minded pals MST3king it the whole way through adds a new level of amusement. Booyah. And a nice quiet counterpoint to FLCL, so well placed in the schedule.
Bubblegum Crisis 2040 — VERY different from the OVAs, but interesting and well done. The dub was a thing of horror, though; Linna was just grating, either cursing like a sailor or screaming her head off throughout the whole first episode. I’ll definitely watch this subbed. Andrew informs me that my favorite BGC char, Lisa, is in a later episode. W00t!
Great Teacher Onizuka — We watched with the dub on AND the subs on, and man, there’s a difference in the scripts. However, I like the dub — it’s well acted (aside from Mizuki) and much funnier. I should probably check Amazon to see if v3 is available.
Good stuff, good friends, good times. And a nice break from constantly hammering on Penultima.
I’ve got another two or three hours… maybe I can hammer out some UE. I’ll update this post if I do.
Update: Yeah, I got some in. Could’ve gotten more but I figured I should get some rest.