Best Anime Deals

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | New deals  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Australia Japan
Millennium Actress (Blu-ray)
$19.96
 
Dragon Ball Super: Part 9 (Blu-ray)
$29.99
 
Spirited Away (Blu-ray)
$34.99
 
Star Blazers 2202: Space Battleship Yamato  Part Two (Blu-ray)
$45.69
 
Goblin Slayer: Season One (Blu-ray)
$42.99
 
My Hero Academia: Season Three Part Two (Blu-ray)
$41.25
 
Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission (Blu-ray)
$19.99
15 hrs ago
Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales (Blu-ray)
$28.49
 
Cyborg 009 - The Cyborg Soldier: Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$49.99
 
Goblin Slayer: Season One (Blu-ray)
$64.99
 
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU: S1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$59.99
 
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$32.99
 
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Anime


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2019, 08:57 PM   #161
NLScavenger NLScavenger is online now
Blu-ray Guru
 
NLScavenger's Avatar
 
Dec 2013
Netherlands
1
440
9
Default

And the energy capsules were obviously stolen from
[Show spoiler]


Adieu is a terrible movie.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Bolo Seagull (07-28-2019)
Old 03-15-2019, 09:08 PM   #162
dullboy dullboy is offline
Expert Member
 
dullboy's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen_Amako View Post
I thought the second movie mainly borrowed from The Empire Strikes Back (for example,
[Show spoiler]the identity of Tochiro's father
).
Quote:
Originally Posted by NLScavenger View Post
And the energy capsules were obviously stolen from
[Show spoiler]
I saw the SW and SG connections in the storyline, but I was mainly just talking about style with the one-two-three punch of Superman nods at the beginning.

At the 5:15 mark going forward:

Last edited by dullboy; 03-15-2019 at 09:17 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 03:10 AM   #163
rollinwith26s rollinwith26s is offline
Special Member
 
rollinwith26s's Avatar
 
May 2010
9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NLScavenger View Post
And the energy capsules were obviously stolen from
[Show spoiler]


Adieu is a terrible movie.
Speaking of which...I have only seen a few episodes of the series, which I really enjoyed. How does the TV show compare with all of the movies?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 01:08 PM   #164
slerch666 slerch666 is offline
Active Member
 
slerch666's Avatar
 
Oct 2016
31
1408
1379
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rollinwith26s View Post
Speaking of which...I have only seen a few episodes of the series, which I really enjoyed. How does the TV show compare with all of the movies?
My opinion only.

The TV series more closely follows the "more superior than any Anime" Manga source than the movies. For me, this makes it an automatic win. Not everyone agrees, of course.

There are some noticeable differences between the Manga and any of the Anime. For those that know all the story, the one that hits the hardest is
[Show spoiler]Tetsuro finding out his "free mechanical body' is actually to be... a screw in Promethium's machine.
And that feeling, the darker still than the TV or movies, is what I really enjoy about the Manga.

But if I had a choice between TV vs Movies, I'd pick TV every time. A small part of that is because I would get to hear Masako Ikeda speak more since the TV series is much longer though...
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
rollinwith26s (03-17-2019)
Old 03-16-2019, 01:59 PM   #165
professorwho professorwho is online now
Blu-ray Ninja
 
professorwho's Avatar
 
Apr 2017
Southeast Michigan, USA
11
230
64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rollinwith26s View Post
Speaking of which...I have only seen a few episodes of the series, which I really enjoyed. How does the TV show compare with all of the movies?
I personally prefer the films, including Adeau, but I still advocate seeing both the series and the films. They provide different experiences that are equally as good in different ways.

The series is an epic adventure, but the films are a dark and arthouse take on it.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Lionel Horsepackage (07-29-2019), rollinwith26s (03-17-2019), sagadego (07-28-2019), slerch666 (03-17-2019)
Old 03-17-2019, 07:21 AM   #166
rollinwith26s rollinwith26s is offline
Special Member
 
rollinwith26s's Avatar
 
May 2010
9
Default

I was going to watch both anyways, but describing the movies as arthouse makes me even more curious about them.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 04:44 PM   #167
futureblu futureblu is offline
Member
 
May 2008
michigan
Default

I'm looking forward to the tv series since this was once shopped around for syndication in the U.S. back in the 80's. I possess an eight page brochure by Toei Animation proposal (in english) outlining the themes, characters and the first five episodes of the series. Can't remember where I got it or what I paid for it, but wondered if it was passed over for Macross which eventually became Robotech.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
slerch666 (03-18-2019)
Old 03-18-2019, 06:06 PM   #168
slerch666 slerch666 is offline
Active Member
 
slerch666's Avatar
 
Oct 2016
31
1408
1379
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by futureblu View Post
I'm looking forward to the tv series since this was once shopped around for syndication in the U.S. back in the 80's. I possess an eight page brochure by Toei Animation proposal (in english) outlining the themes, characters and the first five episodes of the series. Can't remember where I got it or what I paid for it, but wondered if it was passed over for Macross which eventually became Robotech.
I have the same pamphlet. Bought it, oddly enough, from a Japanese seller on eBay.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 07:12 PM   #169
BlaizeV BlaizeV is offline
Member
 
Oct 2017
Adrift in Blighty
10
851
872
1
Default

The TV series is basically the same story as the first Movie just with a TON of extra stops and adventures along the way.

Personally I love the whole franchise and think trying to pinpoint a superiority between a 2 hour Movie and a 45 hour TV series is pointless.

The only question is how much time do you have or are willing to give? If 45 hours doesn't seem daunting to you then watch the series first because then the major bookends of that story aren't spoiled by the Movie. Then again the TV series is so dense and full of different things that knowing the ultimate destination (pretty much) from the movie isn't really that big a deal either.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2019, 08:01 PM   #170
futureblu futureblu is offline
Member
 
May 2008
michigan
Default

I bought the brochure waaaaaay back in the 80's. VHS recorders were in vogue and I had recorded Galaxy Express (Roger Corman version) off Showtime along with some Thunderbirds 2086 episodes. I used the 3rd issue of Fanfare magazine (dated 1980 and I still have it),which featured an article by Fred Patton on Japanimation (well, that's what we called it back them) to seek out anything else. Video stores hated me.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
slerch666 (03-24-2019)
Old 04-29-2019, 11:55 PM   #171
IdeaOfEvil IdeaOfEvil is online now
Special Member
 
IdeaOfEvil's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
Berkeley, Ca
72
Default

I just purchased both of these movies, and lazy me doesn't want ot read this entire thread =)

What order should I watch them in, and even still should I watch them without having ever seen the series? Even if they don't tie into the series, should I still wait before I watch the movies?

Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 11:58 PM   #172
professorwho professorwho is online now
Blu-ray Ninja
 
professorwho's Avatar
 
Apr 2017
Southeast Michigan, USA
11
230
64
Default

The movies are an alternate version of the main series. The films, directed by Rintaro, are more intense and even goes full on arthouse in the second film. If you watch the films, you'll get to see essentially a truncated version of the story, but you don't loose anything by watching them first, seeing as how much more in-depth the series goes.

Essentially, go with whatever you want.

Series is an epic adventure that has an episodic formula, but is very good and dramatic, with the movies being that but cut down, with breathtaking visuals and a more artsy feel.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
IdeaOfEvil (04-30-2019)
Old 04-30-2019, 12:02 AM   #173
IdeaOfEvil IdeaOfEvil is online now
Special Member
 
IdeaOfEvil's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
Berkeley, Ca
72
Default

So which movie should I watch first of the two? Adieu or regular?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2019, 12:07 AM   #174
cfx cfx is offline
Expert Member
 
cfx's Avatar
 
Mar 2019
my own personal hell
22
Default

Watch in order, Galaxy Express and then Adieu Galaxy Express.

To add to the other question, I saw the movies many years before seeing the series, and I prefer that order. The series is about the journey as much as the destination, so seeing the first movie beforehand isn't really much of a spoiler for the series, while the other way around I think it would be more of one.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
IdeaOfEvil (04-30-2019)
Old 05-02-2019, 08:27 PM   #175
CPM/86 CPM/86 is offline
New Member
 
May 2019
Default

I'd say there are some significant thematic differences between the series and the movies.

The series' main focus is the dark side of human nature and the consequent inevitable failure of any attempt to create a transhumanist utopia. The movies do touch on that but mostly concentrate on the war between robots and humans. Basically the movies are like Terminator and the TV series is like Altered Carbon. (Though both of those came out long after GE999, obviously.)

I'm personally not that fond of the movies, though Metalmena was utterly hilarious and almost enough to make up for the artiness of Adieu. Almost.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2019, 05:21 PM   #176
Nostalgic Twilight Nostalgic Twilight is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Nostalgic Twilight's Avatar
 
Jan 2015
USA
436
390
20
Default





EDIT: TV series: Part One will be released November 2019.

Last edited by Nostalgic Twilight; 07-28-2019 at 05:51 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
*manics* (07-28-2019), Bobo1313 (07-28-2019), cfx (07-28-2019), Dragon Ranger (07-29-2019), Lionel Horsepackage (07-29-2019), professorwho (07-28-2019), psychopuppet (07-28-2019), sagadego (07-28-2019), SolHerald (07-29-2019)
Old 07-28-2019, 06:55 PM   #177
nagpo nagpo is offline
Senior Member
 
Jun 2017
Default

Ah, okay. I'll be getting the tv series for sure.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2019, 11:43 PM   #178
Bolo Seagull Bolo Seagull is online now
Expert Member
 
Bolo Seagull's Avatar
 
May 2016
6
25
544
207
Default

I liked the first film, but thought 'Adieu' was uninspired crap. I'll probably check out 'Eternal Fantasy' eventually.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 12:05 AM   #179
PegasusKenshiro PegasusKenshiro is offline
Banned
 
Nov 2017
337
92
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nostalgic Twilight View Post




EDIT: TV series: Part One will be released November 2019.
We all saw the Blu ray coming, but did this REALLY need an English dub? Almost everyone buying this will only watch this subtitled.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 09:25 AM   #180
sailor53 sailor53 is offline
Member
 
sailor53's Avatar
 
Feb 2011
9
1343
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PegasusKenshiro View Post
We all saw the Blu ray coming, but did this REALLY need an English dub? Almost everyone buying this will only watch this subtitled.
I'm glad that this movie is coming to Blu-ray too. I will be watching it Dubbed and Subbed.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Anime


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:02 PM.