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Title: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on November 15, 2010, 08:22:08 PM
Just curious. Because this week's episode was freaking AWESOME.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Mannypooh on November 16, 2010, 01:00:07 AM
i havent watched it because i havent watched the first anime of it nor did i beat OG generation 1 =/ im hoping this guy who's doing it as a side LP beats the game sometime next year at most.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: ChrisABlair on November 16, 2010, 06:54:49 AM
What? You mean with SPOILERSGuilliamSPOILERS showing up and being totally awesome? Yeah, I enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on November 16, 2010, 08:40:00 AM
What? You mean with SPOILERSGuilliamSPOILERS showing up and being totally awesome? Yeah, I enjoyed it.

No, forget Gilliam and his awesome trenchcoat or his super robot-esque startup call. I care nothing for his Gespenst.

My attention is focused solely on Kyosuke. Driving the Type-S.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: ChrisABlair on November 16, 2010, 01:05:48 PM
What? You mean with SPOILERSGuilliamSPOILERS showing up and being totally awesome? Yeah, I enjoyed it.

No, forget Gilliam and his awesome trenchcoat or his super robot-esque startup call. I care nothing for his Gespenst.

My attention is focused solely on Kyosuke. Driving the Type-S.
Oh HELL yes, almost forgot that shred of awesomeness.
"No matter how thick your armor... I have but to kick it."


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on November 16, 2010, 07:18:55 PM
Gilliam has a frickin' Giant Robo watch. How is that not awesome?


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on November 16, 2010, 09:39:43 PM
Gilliam has a frickin' Giant Robo watch. How is that not awesome?

He's awesome, no question. My attention was just focused on seeing the Type-S.

Also, I'd like to point out that all things in this universe are circular. Those freaking Model Ws suck to have to fight in close combat, don't they? I didn't need an anime to tell me that!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Ash Rudel on November 16, 2010, 09:41:44 PM
They had me at
'SHOUT NOW"

Good to have some support from Jet Magnum P.I.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on November 22, 2010, 06:35:08 PM
Just saw this week's episode. The plot starts moving, the music starts playing, and the badass mechs start showing up. I don't know whether to be more impressed at Ryune's "lol continuity" moment or Ryoto turning into JayBee for a few seconds.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on November 22, 2010, 07:07:15 PM
Ryoto turning into JayBee for a few seconds.
My secret identity is exposed! NOOOOOOOOOOO!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on November 22, 2010, 09:49:02 PM
Ryoto turning into JayBee for a few seconds.
My secret identity is exposed! NOOOOOOOOOOO!

I know only one person who can be a badass like that in a Huckebein without Trombe! playing. Ryoto had to get it from SOMEWHERE.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on November 23, 2010, 01:56:28 AM
Remember: Ryusei isn't the only self-insert character in the game. He's just the most popular.
And ALL self-insert characters will find opportunity to be frickin' awesome at some point, because no one really wants a totally true-to-life self-insert character.

Some are just better at it than others. :P


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on November 29, 2010, 09:34:50 PM
The Inspectors are really starting to make their moves now.At the rate this is going, we're in big tr--TROMBE!

Ah, Ratsel. You do love trolling Vigagi and his bald head.

Now we're on our way, and that hag Aguija wants to ruin the day. We might really have a problem he--

ANDOH!!!

I'm really enjoying this show.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on November 30, 2010, 02:37:59 AM
Totally-Isn't-Elzam-Really is not driving a Huckebein III.
This makes me sad.

They should've given him a bootleg Boxer module instead of a new mech. More Huckebein Boxer is the only thing better than more Huckebein.



And the poor Calion doesn't get any love. Any less effective and they'd have to mass-produce it. :(


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on November 30, 2010, 09:20:52 AM
And the poor Calion doesn't get any love. Any less effective and they'd have to mass-produce it. :(

That's one of my few complaints with this show so far, actually. The entire Ibis subplot's gotten next to zero setup so far, then suddenly Astelion Pwn. Renders the entire "Ibis has no confidence and always gets shot down" thing kind of meaningless when you never actually see it.

Having said that, Shooting Star DID sound pretty cool. But we only got The Wind of La Gias for Andoh, and that makes me sad. But then again, he hasn't had an excuse to go and Cyflash the whole damn field yet, so I'm holding out hope.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on December 01, 2010, 02:22:13 AM
That's a general theme with this show. Skip the talkie bits and head straight into the robots of superness engaging in warfare.

I can't say it's a bad decision, generally speaking. Especially since everyone that cares already played the games.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on December 15, 2010, 11:06:18 PM
Ack, a talkie-talkie episode!

I hate myself for laughing at Kusuha's energy drink. It's such a shameless running gag.
...
But it was GLOWING this time!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on December 15, 2010, 11:39:18 PM
Finally, I thought no one else was going to say anything.

I like how Andoh spent that entire scene hiding behind the couch. The boy learns. XD


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on February 01, 2011, 09:38:15 PM
*BUMP!*

Forgot to keep up for a few episodes. So I only just saw WAR GOD'S ARMAMENT DYGENGUAR episode 15.
"War God's armament? And what does Episode 15 mean?"

It may be silly, but I I'm really glad they didn't skip the title card and associated commentary.
(Though it's still not HALF as stylish a delayed title card as Basquash! 7 was. Man, how did that show go so wrong in the second half?)


Also liked the bait&switch on the end sequence for that episode.
(An ending which is replaced wholesale as of episode 17, thankfully. My standards are low, but they DO exist.)


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on February 02, 2011, 09:16:19 AM
I dunno, I was a little sad that I only got to see Ibis and Carla join in once or twice before they stopped doing it.

I'd like to note that, yes, I still think the Einst are the scariest motherfuckers in all of SRW outside of Shu himself. And that was before Alfimi's episode. That poor poor unnamed NDC agent woman.

So, has anyone else noticed that Excellen's VA is getting triple-billing yet?


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on February 02, 2011, 09:07:45 PM
I honestly didn't notice they'd added anyone to the ending. I skip right over it.
Only caught the bait and switch because I missed the target time on my skip.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: ChrisABlair on February 02, 2011, 09:30:33 PM
I...I need to catch up. When my computer died, I kinda stopped following the show. Now that my new computer is here, the Federation will be finished in no time!!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on February 02, 2011, 11:06:55 PM
Yeah, I don't normally pay attention to the fanservice extraordinare either. I usually look back around ten seconds or so left to make sure it's up in time for the preview, and I get a full-force blast of REAL MEN VERSION to the retinas for it. I'm hoping the different ED is gonna stick around, and not just there cause Bad Shit's Going Down.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on February 13, 2011, 01:53:46 PM
Rein Weissritter appears. We may begin crying out in terror and agony.

Putting aside the obvious fact that Red Eyes Excellen is the fourth item on my Three Big SRW Fears list (In no real order: Shu in the Neo Granzon, Beowulf, and the Einst in general), I'm starting to feel kind of uncomfortable with the amount of yuri shipping they're doing with her and Alfimi.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on February 15, 2011, 05:58:02 AM
I'm still mourning Daitetsu. I think his death was handled much better in the show than the game.
Kyosuke crawling out of the hospital to pay his last respects was the finishing touch on a funeral scene that really needed to be there.

Banpresto, take note of this. You need to spend a little cash on some story insert shots. It can't ALL be giant robot carnage and raw text. Sometimes a picture or three helps.



You forgot the most important part of the latest episode, BTW. The true purpose of the Alpha gang has at last been fulfilled, as we finally get a clear, unfettered shot of Kusuha's breasts!
...
Gods, what is wrong with this franchise that that's a notable event?

Also, to heck with the lesbian pseudo-incest. I'm more worried about Alfimi's love of tentacles.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on March 04, 2011, 04:31:16 PM
R-Gun + Gunner module.
I don't care if it makes sense, it's awesome.

Furthermore:
Double blade KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on March 05, 2011, 07:47:20 AM
Truly, dream combinations that should have happened. Even though one could argue that all SRW is is a giant bunch of dream combinations that should have happened. THEY CLEARLY MISSED A FEW


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on March 05, 2011, 03:51:55 PM
They still haven't done the Gunbuster Buster Home Running Shin Getter Robo's Stoner Sunshine like that one comic strip did, and I think that idea's been kicking around since Alpha 1.


Best. Combo. Ever.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on March 17, 2011, 09:25:58 PM
Goddammit, Axel. CAN'T YOU KILL ANYONE RIGHT?


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on March 18, 2011, 02:09:59 AM
Axel killed me right a few times when I was playing.

More importantly, Alfimi ate what, an 8-way combo and walked away? BOSS HAX!




I was actually surprised to notice the opening sequence was altered slightly.
I usually do something else while it runs, since I kind of enjoy the music, but it's not terribly interesting animation for the most part. I wound up going back to check where they changed Excellen and the Weissritter out(Interestingly, they changed Weissy up an episode before Excellen busted out the red contacts in the same part of the intro)
I assume Excellen is back to normal in the intro for the next episode.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: ChrisABlair on March 18, 2011, 02:57:03 AM
Whoa, I totally didn't notice that before. I just checked to verify, and sure enough, BAM slight difference in the intro. Good eye, Jay.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on March 18, 2011, 03:59:27 AM
Eyes aren't TOO good. I didn't notice for a few episodes.
Just looked up at the right moment and there's red eyes instead of blue staring back at me, and the mech's gone all creepy and tentacle-y.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on March 18, 2011, 08:26:36 AM
I noticed it back when Lamia traded the bow and wings for a cape and sword, so I was expecting the Weiss to change. Red Eyes Excellen WAS a bit of a surprise though, with her evil sexy hair down and her evil sexy red eyes of evil and her evil sexy clearly not wearing a bra...

...What? It's EXCELLEN. She'd be offended if we DIDN'T look.

I can also safely say that this show has managed to do the one thing possible to make Wendolo an even bigger creep than he already was. Thanks, guys!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on March 18, 2011, 03:30:45 PM
I thought with SRW, not wearing a bra was something you just EXPECTED and didn't need to CONFIRM. I mean, with the amount of jiggle in some of these games, they're clearly unsupported.
Again, there is something wrong with this franchise.

Also, I never noticed Lamia's page changed.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: ChrisABlair on March 18, 2011, 08:08:38 PM
I did notice Lamia, and I was all HELL YEAH VAISAGA!! But I really had to look for Einst-Excell this time? Clearly, my SRW Fanboy in me is weeping.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: alaras on March 22, 2011, 11:03:36 PM
New opening song, surprisingly good (better than that crappy MAXON or whatever it's called)!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on March 23, 2011, 12:51:22 AM
You.... didn't like MAXON?

That sounds like COMMIE TALK to me!


But then, I totally forgot I had an episode to watch, so...



Edit: BOOST KNUCKLE SWOOOOOOOOOOOOORD!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on March 23, 2011, 10:36:24 AM
It's okay to not like a JAM Project song in SRW. It's okay to say you didn't like it. Calling it crappy when surrounded by a bunch of JAM Project or SRW fans is really just plain rude, though.

The new OP has promise, but MAXON had a much more SRW feel to it. Then again, it was probably doomed from the start, since they waited until the Alt Riese before changing the opening to begin with.

Well, if nothing else, they're certainly keeping with OG2's theme of killing three or four bosses per level for the last few stages. I'm a little sad we didn't get a chance to kill Lee, but watching Vigagi eat a damn Black Hole Cluster was worth the tradeoff.

Also, goddammit yes. Even if it was only for twenty seconds, I've been waiting for Platinum Lucifer since frelling Divine Wars. I thought we weren't gonna get the normal version after they stealthed in the slow version a few episodes back, but I stand pleasantly surprised.

And speaking of about damn time, Cybuster. I was kind of irked when we got The Winds of La Gias when he first showed up, but hey, I wasn't too worried. Super Robot Wars, Cybuster, and, well, both of them at the same time. We were going to hear the music sooner or later.

And Shu. Good goddess, he looked far too damn happy while blowing Vigagi to hell.

tl;dr version: Don't be a jerk about the music, theme songs and boss killings ahoy, and Shu still scares me. This show's finally feeling like SRW again.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: alaras on March 23, 2011, 02:21:02 PM
Still was looking forward to seeing how they'd remix Ouka Gen'ei, and they didn't do it.  That, combined with a first opening song which, if you ask me, just didn't fit the animations, kind of disappointed.  Of course, the rest more than makes up for that slight letdown.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on March 30, 2011, 09:03:37 AM
First off, Cyflash. About damn time.

Second, the last damn thing they could possibly do to make Wendolo even creepier and they did it. IT WAS AN EINST PLOT ALL ALONG

And ranking in at about the fourth or fifth time we've heard it now, I think Bloody Battle is officially the most played theme song in the entire show. The only other one that comes close is our usual Steel Beowulf. I find it interesting how they basically made it Mekiboz' theme exclusively.

Lemon...You know, I think they pulled it off pretty damn well. At least, it worked for me.

More Hero Senki than I think I ever even bothered to ask for, and I've actually read up on Gilliam in the past. For anyone familiar with it, it was probably an awesome throwback.

And now, time for the last battle against the ultimate Einst having merged with the White Star itself. Piece of cake.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on March 30, 2011, 06:54:06 PM
And Ryusei formed blazing sword and gave us the SRX money shot. And here I was worried they were gonna go HTB again and deprive us of the sword totally.

Also, I just placed where I'd seen Einst White Star before. It's TOTALLY the Zeta-Master from Gaogaigar. Only smaller and more tentacle-y.

...

I'm also amused that they apparently preserved the "one Gilliam to rule them all" story laid down for the OG GBA games.
This is the WRONG OG, so Gilliam has to move on.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on April 01, 2011, 09:24:46 AM
I like the idea of only one Gilliam Yeager. I like the idea of only one of any given SRW character period, since, as we've seen, cross-dimensional doubles tend to be, y'know.

*Glances over at Kyosuke and Masaki*

...Yeah.

*Lemon doesn't count. She was in SRW before OG decided to tie her in.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on April 04, 2011, 05:40:03 AM
So, it's over. All in all, I'm satisfied. WAY the hell better than the last series was.
Not that that says much, but... it was actually a decent anime, and it's largest flaws are the fault of the source material, not the animation.


The good:
A solid twenty minutes of robots blasting other robots into large collections of robot pieces.
THIS is what SRW is all about, and what OG1 TV was missing.

Kyosuke's pledge of love to Excellen at the very end.
THAT'S real love. And so very Kyosuke.


The bad:
Double-docking on the Gunner module is just excessive, guys.
I'm all for more Huckebein, and not even remotely ashamed to admit it, but... there ARE limits.

Blanstein.
I know SRW has a long proud tradition of not being able to pick a romanization, and the quality of the romanizatoin chosen being inversely proportional to the visibility of said romanization,  but... Blanstein? Seriously? I cannot abide this. Thou shalt use an R in that name, lest it read like a comic book sound effect.


The disappointment:
This isn't the GBA/PS2 OGs Yeager, and the anime diverges way too far to be another view of the same universe.
There's definitely more than one Yeager in the multiverse, which kinda blows the whole concept behind OG Yeager being all Yeagers forever and ever.
I was wondering how that would work long-term. Ignoring it totally was EXPECTED, but not DESIRED.

Compatible Kaiser.
We all saw it. We all expected it to raise the violence to even HIGHER levels of glory. It did not. In fact, it did nothing but fill thirty seconds at the beginning of the episode. We. Got. GYPED.
 

The public service announcement:
While it has nothing whatsoever to do with SRW(yet...), the best mech action in the last decade happened in the last five minutes of Star Driver's final episode. The Cirque de Itano came to town in grand style, and it was glorious.
Not to mention at least twelve different kinds of homages to the history of mech anime.
APPRIVOISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: Derek on April 04, 2011, 09:52:14 AM
Luna, I thought I was the only person who watched Star Driver. Yes, goddammit, YES.

Also, while we're talking about Compatible Kaiser, we got a quick shot of the guy who drives RaiOh in that scene, too.

All in all, I enjoyed Inspectors. It had its ups and downs, but overall, it was worth watching even if I wasn't a big SRW OG fan. My only two real gripes with the series as a whole involves the obligitory comparisons between the games and the anime, and the complete and utter spamming of fanservice throughout the first half, because as fun as panty shots and Excellen wearing only a towel are, I watch this show for the explosions and robots.

As far as the episode itself goes, I loved it. They pretty much took the opportunity to use almost every remaining move we hadn't seen yet to full combo-spamming effect. My only complaint in that department was no Rampage Ghost. I mean, seriously guys. We got every other super combination attack in the game used on the small fry, but you couldn't use the one we were waiting for to finish off the final boss? The hell.

Speaking of the final boss, dear goddess. This is what I meant the other week when I was yelling at Axel for not killing anyone right. I saw this coming from the moment we first saw the Nacht go all big and hulked out in the very first episode. There was just NO FREAKING WAY we could go through an SRW anime that talks about Beowulf ten or twelve times after he's already "dead" and not see him come back as the final boss. Admittedly, I was expecting the Einsteisen Nacht to look MUCH more creepy evil demonic than it did, but being twelve stories taller than the other machines worked out too.

I'm not really sure what else I can probably say at this point. It was a fun ride, I'm glad I watched it, and I'll probably seriously start missing it next week when I realize the new season of anime sucks. So in that regard, it certainly did the job.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: JayBee on April 04, 2011, 06:11:17 PM
Ah, yes, rampage ghost. That's the other thing that was missing.
On the other hand.... Boost Knuckle Sword. I think that's a fair trade. :P


Like I said early on, it was more or less SRW minus most of the talkie bits.
The talkie bits it DID do, it took the time to do RIGHT.
Kyosuke staggering out of the infirmary to pay his respects to Captain Daitetsu is one of my favorite scenes in the show, and I hope Banpresto learns from this. Doing more than just raw text dumps in future SRW story segments would be awesome.


Title: Re: Anyone else watching SRWOG: Inspectors?
Post by: alaras on April 05, 2011, 03:00:26 PM
That remix of Fight For Tomorrow, followed by Hagane no Messiah's orchestral version playing in the final moments of the battle against Einst Kyosuke really added that perfect finishing touch to it all.  Then again, maybe I'm overly aware of the qualities the right sound and music bring to a scene...