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I just watched the first episode of Zillion. Holy shit. I gu

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I just watched the first episode of Zillion. Holy shit.
I guess it must be first episde budget favours, but the thing looked like an OVA.

Take a look:
http://bakabt.me/157650-akai-koudan-red-photon-zillion-a-classic-bubby-subs.html

>1987 TV series, Production IG's first work.
>Sponsored by SEGA, and the characters all use Sega Light Phasers.
>Main character is instantly likeable and upon meeting an enemy soldier, just shoots him a bunch of times without hesitation.
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Also, SHADING everywhere.
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Awesome OP too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6zdonhQSEk
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>>11029283
that is very 80s
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I did not know this was subbed. Thanks.
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well sega was using it to push their SMS system pretty hard. It's no surprise it has decent production values
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>Main character is instantly likeable
So there's no character development or anything?
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>>11029323
neither did I, thought they were HKsubs.
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I haven't watched all of it but the first ten episodes have been a very fun watch indeed.
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>>11029220
You're a bit wrong with this. The anime was actually made to promote a Bandai lazer tag game and Sega actually modeled their light phaser after Zillion, not the other way around.
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>>11029283
I can feel my pajamas and slippers morphing into skintight leather pants and glam boots from how 80severything about that OP is.
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>>11030817
>I just watched the first episode
Gee I wonder
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>>11029220
They went all out with they first two episodes' quality, but others are not as well animated. Still the first impression is quite incredible.

Later episodes also get very episodic and formulaic, so there's a lot of "filler" so to speak. Still it's a pretty good show. I watched it as a kid and remember it fondly due to nostalgia. But I rewatched it recently and it still holds up.
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>>11030817
What is this even supposed to mean?
Characters have to be stupid little shits that you hate from the get-go so they can develop into passable or even likeable people by the end of a show? All characters (or at least main characters) must go through enormous personality changes in every story or they're shit for not having any development?
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One of the few series I'd rate 10/10
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>>11029283
Takashi Nakamura is kool
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>>11029220
Zillion is not bad, but I found it kind of boring. The best episodes are the ones with Baron Ricks, and the last part of the show, due to having some kind of story. The transforming bikes are cool, though.

And, of course, there's Apple.
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>>11029220
Production IG has a lot of money iirc.
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>>11029283
Here's a clean version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=313gL6TBymw
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>>11030874
>The anime was actually made to promote a Bandai lazer tag game
>Sega producing toys for a tv show meant to promote a toy from a rival toy company
I'm calling bullshit on this. Do you have an image or picture of the Bandai toy in question?
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>>11032494
Mmmmm. Apple.
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>>11029220
>Still trying to find peers.
>16 seeders
WTF, baka?
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>>11032493
Apparently Hiroyuki Okiura helped him out at some point, but the OP looks like its all Nakamura.
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>>11032318
But how is the writing in the show, anon? Will my literary needs be satisfied?
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>>11036184
Got it wrong. It was made by Sega. But it was originally a lazer tag game, not the light phaser from the master system.

It was released in the UK by Matchbox.
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>>11036547
If your literary needs include pulpy science fiction action, then yes.

Don't expect any post-modernist treatments of issues afflicting modern society here. Although it could be interesting to read it in a Cold War context with the Zillion guns as nuclear weapons and either side reflecting the incompatibility of the diametrically opposed ideologies with the lives lost on both side representing the futility of armed conflict.
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>>11037370
Completely wrong. It's a commentary on social inequality; the Zillion guns represent wealth and the fact that in the current system it will always be concentrated in a small segment of society; found by chance but unable to be reproduced for everyone.
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>>11037376
>found by chance
Posh.
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here is some lineart from the show I just found in a 1987 issue of Hobby Japan I have. I tried to scan as much as the page I could, the spine on a 1987 magazine is delicate
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>>11037499
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>>11032494
>>11036191
Cannibalism!
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>>11029220
anyone got a link to a non-dead torrent? I'd like to watch this, thank you
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>>11041046
it's on bakabt.
http://bakabt.me/157650-akai-koudan-red-photon-zillion-a-classic-bubby-subs.html
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>>11041046

Check your client against Baka's list of approved ones. The torrent is seeded great, but they block a lot of shit like utorrent.
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I'll be honest, while the characters were likeable and the show enjoyable, it's still only mediocre as a whole.
I especially disliked how the Noza were completely one-dimensional villains outside of Ricks and were just there because, well, the protags had to fight SOMETHING.
And then there was also the origin of the Zillion guns or better, the lack of it.
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>>11029220
It's probably related to the Sega Master System game of the same name.
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It's pretty nice.
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>>11047918
Is that Piccolo?
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>>11048002
Minus the wheels, that could be an AGE gunpla.
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>At first I was like
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>>11048173
>But then
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>>11048175
>I serious'd the fuck up
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>>11048173
>>11048175
>>11048179
I was gonna say that looks a lot like Opa-Opa if he were seen from the front...
But apparently that IS Opa-Opa. Neat.
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Is it wrong to want to rub Apple's cheeks?
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>>11048274
Well, I wouldn't say wrong...
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>>11048184
>Literally Opa-Opa in an anime

Picked the fuck up.
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>>11029220
>>11041071
>>11041106
>Finding peers 0.0%
That's all I'm getting from this thing.
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>>11048960
I'm seeding right now. I don't know what to tell you.
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Speaking of the SMS game, is it any good?
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>>11053900
I thought it was fun. I had to use a cheat sheet for the codes.
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>>11048179
does he have more then one set of eyebrows like mr potato head
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>>11058185
No, that was just for the episode when he decided to stop being just comic relief and got serious.
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>>11058273
Wait, what can a character like that possibly do that's serious? Well, aside from killing his father, I mean.
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>>11054599

Does it actually use the light gun or is it strictly a platformer?
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The Zillion: Burning Night OVA is great with it's bizarre Streets of Fire homage opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIg_c_LcwVA
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The most important White Nut.
Invented a new Zillion from scratch even though it was impossible.
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>>11058711
No light gun, only platforms. The sequel is a side scrolling shoot 'em up with jumps.
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>>11061607
Is it wrong that I find that strange?
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>>11063170
You're not the first one to comment on that.

Dropped the ball there, Sega.
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I've seen the anime but never played the games.
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>>11037388
There's a clear correlation between being born in to wealth and being wealthy later in life yourself.
Who you're born to is a matter of luck.
There's a very good chance that if you're wealthy, it's because your parents were wealthy.
QED motherfucker
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>>11066333
Sure, but that doesn't preclude self-made individuals.
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>>11066571
No one is entirely self-made. You have natural predispositions because of your DNA, which is something you have no control over. Then there's the nurture aspect, which is determined by your environment, such as how and where you were raised. So called "self-made" individuals also had to have the right opportunities, which is another matter of luck. As the saying goes, no man is an island.
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>>11063170
I find that odd also
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