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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    To be honest, I’ll be disappointed if there isn’t a full episode given over to having Ryo just systematically opening all the drawers and cupboards in his house.
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    Given that the reception to the last game seemed kind of medium, I'm a little bemused to see them doing a Shenmue anime now (perhaps the deal was already done before the game came out, as with Trigger's Cyberpunk 2077 series), but it looks very promising - I'm pleasantly surprised.
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    Your viewing journal

    My Dress Up Darling ep2 Well that took a turn. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit ep4-6 (English dub) Continues to be very engrossing, but I think some cracks do appear when the show needs to deal with exposition; no doubt it’s harder to adapt a prose novel into an ongoing series than a...
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    Diary of a Big Man (1988) Another smash hit in Hong Kong largely unknown outside Asia, Diary of a Big Man harks back to 1930s screwball comedy and sees Chow Yun Fat playing a motor-mouthed stock broker who, determined not to disappoint anyone in his life, ends up married to two women at the...
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    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit ep1-3 (English dub) Somehow, I've managed to see the first episode of Moribito three times over the years without ever seeing any more of it. Thankfully, I've finally got past that - it's very moreish. My Dress Up Darling ep1 Eh, it's pretty cute. I don't...
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    Lupin the 3rd and What to Watch Next

    Ah, good choice. Coming from Lupin though, I think City Hunter might be the better option, at least to begin with. Much as Cat's Eye sounds more like Lupin in its setup, I really struggled to suspend my disbelief that the main characters wouldn't have been arrested by the end of the first...
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    I remember seeing Blow Out when I was too young to appreciate it (early teens maybe?) and finding it too bleak for my liking back then, but it was definitely a well made film and I feel I'd probably get more out of it now. I've been curious about Body Double for a while though, I'll watch that...
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    Dressed to Kill (1980) A slickly shot thriller that meticulously reconstructs, then reimagines Hitchcock’s filmmaking style for a new decade, this is an engrossing and technically very impressive film, but I think it’s commitment to its anachronistic approach undermined my investment in the...
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    Renegade Simulwatch Club [RS]

    I love Baccano with all my heart, but I’ve seen it back to front already, so I wouldn’t have any strong feelings about revisiting it. Rather than Psycho Pass, I might actually suggest Lupin III: Part 1, it could be an interesting experience, either as a starting point for anyone unfamiliar with...
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    Lupin III: Part I ep7-8 (English dub, rewatch) Now hitting the Miyazaki/Takahata part of the series. It's not clear how much authority they had to make changes immediately, but there is definitely a marked difference between episodes 6 and 7, most obviously with Fujiko's character. It's...
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    Police in a Pod ep1 Kind of neither here nor there on this one. I laughed at a couple of the gags, but its view of criminal offending feels a bit simplistic and corny, given the cynical outlook of the characters. I've seen comments about some people feeling uncomfortable about how much the...
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    Witch From Nepal (1986) Part of the same mid-80s trend in Hong Kong for exotic adventure films that gave us the bonkers Seventh Curse, Witch From Nepal sees vacationing regular guy Chow Yun Fat marked out by a young priestess (Emily Chu) as the reincarnation of her deceased master (I think?)...
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    Hmm. On reflection, I think madder than a bag of hammers, but less mad than a wheelbarrow full of snakes 🤔
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    The Seventh Curse (1986) Mad as a box of frogs, this pulp-novel adventure sees a tough doctor (Siu-Ho Chin) battling to undo a deadly curse placed upon him by a vengeful sorcerer after he tries to prevent a human sacrifice in a remote part of Thailand. A big hit in Hong Kong at the time, the...
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    Wasn’t unduly aware of any deficiencies in Stone Ocean, but it wouldn’t surprise me, especially in the current circumstances with staff shortages likely. It’s unfortunate, but I suppose being handed something so iconic as UY isn’t something to be taken lightly.
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