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Old 12-22-2022, 05:18 PM   #9341
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Okay, kids - question time! Today's Megadeal includes both seasons of Hajime No Ippo The Fighting and I'm soliciting opinions on a potential blind buy.

Now, for a point of reference, I enjoy the hell out of Rocky and Creed, both when it's serious drama (like Rocky VI) and when it's goofy as hell (Where Rocky wins the cold war by punching Communism in the face). I also enjoy sports anime like Princess Nine or more over the top shows like Initial D (where a 30 second race takes three episodes to complete) - so this sounds like it should be right up my alley, but I thought I'd put the question to the peanut gallery for your thoughts on the show.
I love 'Hajime no Ippo' and 'Rocky'. But I will offer one word of caution. 'Rocky' is a drama that happens to be about a boxer, 'Hajime no Ippo' is actually about boxing. With 'Hajime no Ippo' you have to really be interested in the technicalities of the sport to get into it. I had one friend who just got bored with the show because of this.

Sure, it's got its plotlines about rivalry, friendship, family, and life as a well-endowed man. But the bulk of its runtime is spent on Ippo studying his next opponent, tailoring his training to target that opponent's weakness, then seeing how his strategy plays out during the bout and possibly course correcting. They do a really good job representing different fighting styles, techniques, body types etc. So the fights are quite diverse. But if you're not into the fighting, this won't be for you.
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Old 12-22-2022, 05:25 PM   #9342
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We've seen very few FUNimation titles expire over the past decade. Most of what expired were licensed from Aniplex Japan and TMS Entertainment when they blocked multiple companies from renewing their titles because Aniplex Japan wanted to work exclusively with Aniplex USA and TMS Entertainment wanted to work almost exclusively with Discotek Media.
what about blue gender?
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Old 12-22-2022, 06:02 PM   #9343
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Okay, kids - question time! Today's Megadeal includes both seasons of Hajime No Ippo The Fighting and I'm soliciting opinions on a potential blind buy. It's been on my C-Tier, "I might get around to it someday" list for a while, and now that I knocked out my other "eh, maybe someday" title on the list (GE999), the sale right now is turning my head.

Now, for a point of reference, I enjoy the hell out of Rocky and Creed, both when it's serious drama (like Rocky VI) and when it's goofy as hell (Where Rocky wins the cold war by punching Communism in the face). I also enjoy sports anime like Princess Nine or more over the top shows like Initial D (where a 30 second race takes three episodes to complete) - so this sounds like it should be right up my alley, but I thought I'd put the question to the peanut gallery for your thoughts on the show.
I'll just post these and let you be the judge
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Old 12-22-2022, 06:47 PM   #9344
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Okay, okay, you guys convinced me (even with the warning that the show gets technical) - although I might have to wait for the Megasale Encore on the last day of the sale. The total for the two volumes comes to $46.84, and I don't have anything else I need to pick up for the 50 buck free ship threshold.
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:38 PM   #9345
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Okay, okay, you guys convinced me (even with the warning that the show gets technical) - although I might have to wait for the Megasale Encore on the last day of the sale. The total for the two volumes comes to $46.84, and I don't have anything else I need to pick up for the 50 buck free ship threshold.
Add Kissdum for $4
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Old 12-22-2022, 11:14 PM   #9346
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I'll just post these and let you be the judge
After watching these I decided to order the first 2 sets too. I've been look for something to pair with Outlaw Star for a week now.
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Old 12-22-2022, 11:15 PM   #9347
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Come for Ippo, Stay for Takamura!
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Old 12-23-2022, 10:15 AM   #9348
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Not big on sports anime.
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Old 12-23-2022, 12:03 PM   #9349
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Ippo kicks ass. I went into it thinking it would just be a fine shonen sports anime and it ended up being an all time favorite for me.

I will say though that there is a third set, so that's not all of it that was in the megadeal. Something to keep in mind.
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Old 12-23-2022, 12:21 PM   #9350
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I had no idea this existed, now I kinda want it too.
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Old 12-23-2022, 01:47 PM   #9351
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I had no idea this existed, now I kinda want it too.
That's the way it is with discotek. They come out with anime that you didn't know you wanted until you saw them selling it.
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Old 12-23-2022, 02:34 PM   #9352
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Come for Ippo, Stay for Takamura!
A lot of good supporting characters, Eiji Date was my personal fave.
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Old 12-23-2022, 02:53 PM   #9353
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All the characters are good even the bad ones lol.. Takamura my favorite though...when he gets his big chance to shine later on . This show still my favorite sports anime by far.. i watched others but ippo just way better.
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Old 12-24-2022, 01:09 AM   #9354
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Dear Brother Blu-ray is currently listed under "Last Chance Items" @ Right Stuf

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Old 12-24-2022, 02:34 AM   #9355
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At least we had a early warning with this one.
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Old 12-24-2022, 03:14 AM   #9356
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At least we had a early warning with this one.
Still a little confused with this one. Didn't they advertise it as "limited" from day 1? Unlike the recent ones where they told us how many they made, I don't remember ever hearing just how limited this release is.
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Old 12-24-2022, 03:20 AM   #9357
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Still a little confused with this one. Didn't they advertise it as "limited" from day 1? Unlike the recent ones where they told us how many they made, I don't remember ever hearing just how limited this release is.
They didnt give a set number of copies, but the did say the license was unusually short, only 1-2 years, and to get it while you could, as they were almost certain there wouldnt be a renewal.
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Old 12-24-2022, 03:22 AM   #9358
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I looked into Dear Brother just now and it seems that I might like it. I'm bothered by the fact that it was literally almost $20 cheaper yesterday, though. On the plus side, now it is expensive enough that it ships free, so I think that "saves" a little less than $6 in shipping costs if I buy it solo.

Of course, the other issue is what if it stays around until the end of the year? I wonder, would it be discounted again? If so, I'd feel pretty foolish. I think I've noticed some lightning quick sell outs from the "Last Chance Items" section before, though. I'm a bit frustrated by my lack of knowledge here.
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Old 12-24-2022, 03:36 AM   #9359
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I looked into Dear Brother just now and it seems that I might like it. I'm bothered by the fact that it was literally almost $20 cheaper yesterday, though. On the plus side, now it is expensive enough that it ships free, so I think that "saves" a little less than $6 in shipping costs if I buy it solo.

Of course, the other issue is what if it stays around until the end of the year? I wonder, would it be discounted again? If so, I'd feel pretty foolish. I think I've noticed some lightning quick sell outs from the "Last Chance Items" section before, though. I'm a bit frustrated by my lack of knowledge here.
You could wait and see if it lasts long enough to return for the final day of the sale. Depends on if you feel like taking a gamble or not.
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You could wait and see if it lasts long enough to return for the final day of the sale. Depends on if you feel like taking a gamble or not.
Do you know if items in the "Last Chance Items" section will actually go back on sale, though?
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