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Old 07-25-14, 02:25 PM
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Old or new series
The original series.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Anime series I started to watch in past challenges (either Animation, Historical, Sci-fi or TV) and never finished even though I wanted to:

Armored Trooper Votoms (1983)
Basilisk (2005)
Brain Powered (1998)
Le Chevalier d’Eon (2006)
Combattler V (1976)
Cutie Honey (1973)
Dancougar (1985)
Digimon Data Squad (2007)
Dog of Flanders (1975)
Gantz (2004)
Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Glass no Kamen (2005)
Gungrave (2003)
Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974)
Kaze no Yojimbo (2001)
The Mysterious Cities Of Gold (1982)
Nadia: Secret of Blue Water (1990)
Nana (2006)
Nodame Cantabile (2007)
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Rose of Versailles (1979)
Sakura Wars (2000)
Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
Star Knight Tekkaman Blade (1992)
The Trapp Family Story (1991)
Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl! (1989)
Yukikaze (2002)
My immediate goal is "Rose of Versailles," chiefly because I was at Versailles on July 5, three weeks ago. I went there while I was in Paris chiefly because of my interest in films and anime about Marie Antoinette:






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My immediate goal is "Rose of Versailles," chiefly because I was at Versailles on July 5, three weeks ago. I went there while I was in Paris chiefly because of my interest in films and anime about Marie Antoinette:






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Must be awe inspiring to visit Paris and Versailles.
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That trip looks like you had a lot of fun! France is definitely on my to visit list, but I haven't managed to get there yet. One day!

Planning on getting the list thread up in the next day or so (tonight if I get some time).
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Nice pictures Ash! I was in Paris and Versailles in March. We visited the palace on Sunday and it was packed. The only negative was that the garden at Versailles was closed.
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List thread is up here.
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Great looking prizes LJG.
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Great looking prizes LJG.
Thanks! It was a hard choice...
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First time doing the Animation challenge. I have a backlog of Anime, Animated TV shows and Disney movies that I want to watch, so this challenge is perfect.

I'm thinking of starting off with my Thundercats sets.
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I likely plan on trying to do this again.

So just participating will qualify you for the prize drawings or do you have to be a top finisher?
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First time doing the Animation challenge. I have a backlog of Anime, Animated TV shows and Disney movies that I want to watch, so this challenge is perfect.

I'm thinking of starting off with my Thundercats sets.
Welcome! I hope you enjoy it!

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I likely plan on trying to do this again.

So just participating will qualify you for the prize drawings or do you have to be a top finisher?
You are qualified for prizes as long as you participate, yes. You don't need to be vocal in this discussion thread, but your list does have to be up to date in the list thread. The other qualifier is that you do have to be in the United States as that is a requirement of the sponsor.
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This and the Sci-Fi Challenge are two of my favorite challenges, as I love cartoons and anime.
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Did a search on Netflix today and found a lot of Disney movies to add to my queue.
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Nice! I have to admit, I'm a bit surprised that Disney hasn't taken them off Netflix as they are doing their own online thing now.
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Nice! I have to admit, I'm a bit surprised that Disney hasn't taken them off Netflix as they are doing their own online thing now.
I'd wager the current contract hasn't expired yet.
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Re: 5th Annual August Animation Challenge - Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Anime series I started to watch in past challenges (either Animation, Historical, Sci-fi or TV) and never finished even though I wanted to:

Spoiler:
Armored Trooper Votoms (1983)
Basilisk (2005)
Brain Powered (1998)
Le Chevalier d’Eon (2006)
Combattler V (1976)
Cutie Honey (1973)
Dancougar (1985)
Digimon Data Squad (2007)
Dog of Flanders (1975)
Gantz (2004)
Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Glass no Kamen (2005)
Gungrave (2003)
Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974)
Kaze no Yojimbo (2001)
The Mysterious Cities Of Gold (1982)
Nadia: Secret of Blue Water (1990)
Nana (2006)
Nodame Cantabile (2007)
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Rose of Versailles (1979)
Sakura Wars (2000)
Space Adventure Cobra (1982)
Star Knight Tekkaman Blade (1992)
The Trapp Family Story (1991)
Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl! (1989)
Yukikaze (2002)


Others in my collection that I want to tackle:

Spoiler:
Armored Fleet Dairugger (1982)
Beast King Golion (1981)
Blue Seed (1994-95)
Captain Harlock, Space Pirate (1978)
Boys Be… (2000)
Boys Over Flowers (1996)
D.N.Angel (2003)
Dororo (1969)
Eden’s Bowy (1999)
Escaflowne (1996)
Fruits Basket (2001)
Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Great Dangaioh (2001)
Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick (1997)
Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite (2004)
Inuyasha (2000)
Lupin The 3rd (1971)
Marmalade Boy (1994)
Peach Girl (2005)
Rahxephon (2002)
Slayers (1995)
Space Runaway Ideon (1980)
The Wallflower (2006)


(As you can see, my work is cut out for me.)
Ash, those are quite some lists, lots of interesting series! I've got a few anime series that I've started and want to finish:

Escaflowne (1996) - which I started last week
Gravitation (2000-2001)
Gunslinger Girl (2003-2008)
Love Hina (2000)
Toward the Terra (2007)
X (2001-2002)

With most of these, I didn't finish them before whatever challenge I was working on ended, or I got distracted by something shiny!

I'm trying to put together a set of goals for the challenge. I know that I want to rewatch my Venture Bros. sets. I also want to complete at least two anime series. I need to make progress on the Robotech box set that I got a couple years ago. I'll probably focus more on television shows than films, because I usually keep animated films out of my unwatched pile. With the exception of my latest haul of Disney films, there are only a handful that I haven't watched yet.
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Re: 5th Annual August Animation Challenge - Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by shadokitty
Did a search on Netflix today and found a lot of Disney movies to add to my queue.
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Nice! I have to admit, I'm a bit surprised that Disney hasn't taken them off Netflix as they are doing their own online thing now.
Originally Posted by The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
I'd wager the current contract hasn't expired yet.
It hasn't really started yet for the new content. Right now is only their catalog titles. Netflix will also have Disney new releases starting in 2016 when the Disney and Starz contract ends.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/04/tech...etflix-disney/
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I just received a notice from the local library that season 1 of The Justice League just arrived. Perfect timing.
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Now that's what I call justice.
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That series really is in a league of it's own.
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I just received a notice from the local library that season 1 of The Justice League just arrived. Perfect timing.
That is good timing!

There's a question in July's challenge list about "Pacific Rim." Technically, it probably could count with all the CGI (I was waiting to watch the movie to make the decision and I did that tonight), but I almost feel like it's really stretching the theme of animation. I was talking with another host (Travis) for advice and he suggested we add a CGI category into the list for these types of movies.

They are becoming more and more popular. That way, the challenge focuses on animated films, but there is a place for CGI to fit in. The suggested categories:

--- Main character is CGI (i.e., Optimus Prime in "Transformers: Age of Extinction")
--- CGI/Live Action hybrid (i.e., "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace")
--- 100% CGI (i.e., "Toy Story")

So what do people think? Or should I just add a wildcard?
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That is good timing!

There's a question in July's challenge list about "Pacific Rim." Technically, it probably could count with all the CGI (I was waiting to watch the movie to make the decision and I did that tonight), but I almost feel like it's really stretching the theme of animation. I was talking with another host (Travis) for advice and he suggested we add a CGI category into the list for these types of movies.

They are becoming more and more popular. That way, the challenge focuses on animated films, but there is a place for CGI to fit in. The suggested categories:

--- Main character is CGI (i.e., Optimus Prime in "Transformers: Age of Extinction")
--- CGI/Live Action hybrid (i.e., "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace")
--- 100% CGI (i.e., "Toy Story")

So what do people think? Or should I just add a wildcard?
Tricky... I suggest a couple of wildcards.

Toy Story obviously counts without the need for a CGI category, because it's all "animated"; Mary Poppins and Monty Python are live-animated hybrid, but I would never have considered counting Episode I or Transformers as being hybrids.

Pretty much everything has CGI now. You could argue that Spider-man or Superman or the Avengers have the leads as CGI for a large part of their runtime, but they aren't "animation". To me.
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Tricky... I suggest a couple of wildcards.

Toy Story obviously counts without the need for a CGI category, because it's all "animated"; Mary Poppins and Monty Python are live-animated hybrid, but I would never have considered counting Episode I or Transformers as being hybrids.

Pretty much everything has CGI now. You could argue that Spider-man or Superman or the Avengers have the leads as CGI for a large part of their runtime, but they aren't "animation". To me.
That's kind of how I lean, but I want to see what the majority (if possible) say.

Like "Pacific Rim," all the monsters are CGI, and they have a lot of screen time. All the Jaegers are CGI, I'm sure a lot of the destruction is CGI as well. But, it's not made to be an animated movie and I wouldn't consider it as such...but others might.
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Re: 5th Annual August Animation Challenge - Discussion Thread

From looking at the initial post, it looks like the challenge has started for those of us in the eastern time zone.

Think I'll watch some Transformers Prime episodes since that will overlap with the sci-fi challenge that's wrapping up.
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Originally Posted by ntnon
Tricky... I suggest a couple of wildcards.

Toy Story obviously counts without the need for a CGI category, because it's all "animated"; Mary Poppins and Monty Python are live-animated hybrid, but I would never have considered counting Episode I or Transformers as being hybrids.

Pretty much everything has CGI now. You could argue that Spider-man or Superman or the Avengers have the leads as CGI for a large part of their runtime, but they aren't "animation". To me.
Agreed. I would draw the line the same way. CGI is not necessarily animation. I think CGI movies that ARE animation are obvious. When the movie maker sets out to use CGI to make something look REAL, he is NOT intending to make an animated movie, not even in the case of Pacific Rim.

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