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Old 04-10-2019, 03:39 PM   #1
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:50 PM   #2
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Having watched the trailer on Youtube I can confirm that I need this anime in my collection!
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Old 04-10-2019, 04:22 PM   #3
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Having watched the trailer on Youtube I can confirm that I need this anime in my collection!
I've only ever owned and watched Part 1 because I was holding out for a US Blu.
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:11 PM   #4
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I won't beat my dead horse from the other thread too much, but be aware that the three parts are very different and liking Part I doesn't in any way guarantee you'll like the others.

Part III I've never seen myself, but Part II is a gore fest with a very different feel than Part I. (I hate Part II.)
I'm not a gore man myself but I am a sucker for lovely cel remasters:


Part 1 looks little rougher though:
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I won't beat my dead horse from the other thread too much, but be aware that the three parts are very different and liking Part I doesn't in any way guarantee you'll like the others.

Part III I've never seen myself, but Part II is a gore fest with a very different feel than Part I. (I hate Part II.)
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:59 PM   #6
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Yes, insta-backed once available for me! Part II is total Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Mezzo Forte, etc.) so people usually fall into two distinct groups, either love or hate him. Part III is Hiroyuki Kitazume, another favorite of mine.

Also the music is awesome.



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Old 04-10-2019, 08:16 PM   #7
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Yes, insta-backed once available for me! Part II is total Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Mezzo Forte, etc.) so people usually fall into two distinct groups, either love or hate him. Part III is Hiroyuki Kitazume, another favorite of mine.
While Yasuomi Umetsu provided the character designs for Part II, it was directed by Ichiro Itano, who does love the gore. He's the guy responsible for the infamous head stomp and the severed head in Macross: DYRL. He was given carte blanche by Ishiguro to do what he wanted with Part II.

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Yes, it is. It's probably my favorite anime soundtrack.
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I won't beat my dead horse from the other thread too much, but be aware that the three parts are very different and liking Part I doesn't in any way guarantee you'll like the others.

Part III I've never seen myself, but Part II is a gore fest with a very different feel than Part I. (I hate Part II.)
Part 3 is a little dull, if I recall. Only seen the whole series once. I don't remember it having graphic violence. The director of Part 2 is known for violent gags (and awesome missile-trail animations for Macross).

You might like Part 3, making the overall purchase worthwhile even if you choose not to revisit 2. 3 is set far in the future so it's pretty much an all new cast of characters from parts 1 and 2.

I love part 2 but it's definitely stylistically different from part 1, but I love that it continues the story but in a different art style. For the uninitiated, the attached image features the same two characters in the front. The character designer for part 2 was the director of Kite.
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I adore MegaZone 23 and will absolutely participate in this Kickstarter, but I'm still waiting on an update on AD Police Files (another fave of mine), which AnimEigo announced a few years ago.
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Yeah, that Part 1 PV looks pretty bad.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:25 PM   #11
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I haven't seen that in 30 years, but I unfortunately remember in great detail exactly what it looks like without being shown it again. I'm really affected by things like this and it's no joke to me.
I actually have the exact opposite problem. I've seen so much gore from watching horror movies that I have become desensitized and pretty much nothing really bothers me anymore. Hellraiser used to be the one the biggest one that made my skin crawl when I was a kid and even that doesn't phase me nowadays.

EDIT: Regarding Megazone 23, I can't wait to back it. This is one retro anime that I have never seen but it looks to be right up my alley. Plus, I always have to support Robert regardless.

Also, while I haven't checked out the trailer, there is always the possibility that AnimEigo might receive unfiltered masters. Can't forget about Maiden Japan and Patlabor.

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Old 04-10-2019, 11:30 PM   #12
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Might look into this. I've only seen the Robotech: The Movie version, so it can't be anything but uphill from there.
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Might be more hyped for this than all the previous AnimEigo Kickstarters combined.

Part I and Part II are classics. Part 3 I remember not liking as much, but still happy we're getting all of them.
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Yeah, that Part 1 PV looks pretty bad.
The actual Blu-ray of Part 1 looks great. It's just a bad trailer.
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Is that what this is going to look like?

Because I think that looks awful, overly edge-enhanced, and reminds me of the UHD Lupin Mamo, though not as bad of course.
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Yeah, that Part 1 PV looks pretty bad.
The uploader likes to add edge enhancement and dnr: check his upload of the Macross opening. The actual remaster looks way better:

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EDIT: Regarding Megazone 23, I can't wait to back it. This is one retro anime that I have never seen but it looks to be right up my alley. Plus, I always have to support Robert regardless.
Part 1 is kind of disjointed due to the project's history (First as a Macross spinoff but made separate and originally a broadcast series but the backers pulled out midway through production).

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The uploader likes to add edge enhancement and dnr: check his upload of the Macross opening. The actual remaster looks way better:

http://jpsdr.free.fr/XBMC/MZ23-1a.jpg

That's a relief. I can't wait for that Kickstarter to go live.
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The screenshot looks much better as does that video (I removed link because it gets clobbered for some reason). But the aspect ratio looks off in the video, narrower than 4:3?
No, its 4:3 (technically 1.32.9:1 or something like that).
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Who is running the Kickstarter? I haven't watched my ADV DVDs yet.
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Who is running the Kickstarter? I haven't watched my ADV DVDs yet.
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