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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:28 AM ( #120 )

I've felt the sense of disappointment from watching something everyone's raving about only to find out it doesn't live up to the hype, so I feel like I understand what you're saying.

Unfortunately, a lot of anime titles outside of Japan either get horrifically edited with bad dubs or overshadowed by more popular series no matter how well-respected they were in their home country.

For example, a few months ago, I came across a series called Mawaru Penguindrum. I was pretty skeptical at first, but after realizing that it was directed by someone I admired, I decided to give it a go, and by the first episode I was hooked. The art and animation was wonderful, it had a gorgeous soundtrack, and had all sorts of quirky characters who I couldn't help but fall in love with.

Somehow, for whatever reason, it failed to gain a large audience and was looked over in favor of other mainstream, mediocre series which I thought were way more inferior.

Sometimes I come across blogs and fanart of Mawaru Penguindrum, but aside from that, it was generally rare to come across another fan, which kind of sucked because it meant that I had no one to gush about it with. \:

Keep in mind though, that popularity and quality aren't the same thing. Sometimes, popular shows are popular for reasons other than quality, so when you watch something expecting it to be well-plotted, engaging, and cleverly written, you end up being bitterly disappointed. Obviously, it can go the other way around too, with a high-quality series being surprisingly ( and sadly ) unknown. You don't need newspapers, the internet, critics, or a booming fanbase like MLP to tell you how good or clever something like the Tamagotchi! anime is. You know it's a good show already, and although it may not receive the same attention as MLP as least you and the other fans on TT are there to give it some much-deserved love, right?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:36 AM ( #121 )

To be honest, yeah, you have a lot of good points there, and I agree with you.

Yeah, for me, MLP is a overrated show. Very overrated. I'm not saying it is bad, but when I first heard on the Internet that people were freaking out over this show, I had some high expectations.. After all, if everyone on the interent was exploding over this show, then there has to be something good in it, right? Well, all I saw was a cute kids show. Nothing special to me.. It's passable for kid's entertainment, but it really isn't something I'll watch every week.

Now, for the tamagotchi anime.. Yeah, there are only a few members who seriously watch it on both tamatalk and Tama zone. I'm heavily involved with the fandom, as I'm the one who finds the new episodes when they are online and share them with everyone. A while back though, if was hard to get the episodes because the website that uploaded them, nosub, only updates shows if they have a decent amount of views or watchers. After some hard work, I was able to get a lot of Japanese fans to watch the show on there.. So, yeah, that worked out in the end..

Still, it makes me sad, Tamagotchi is one of the highest rated children's cartoons in Japan, while everywhere else, it's practically unknown.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:09 AM ( #122 )

Is My Little Pony an overrated show? Yes! It most definitely is! But it is what it is, and the fandom loves it's overrated TV show.

I can see that you are really passionate about the Tamagotchi anime, as you said you are a major part of distributing it for others to enjoy. That's awesome! I have great respect for you for being so active in the fandom. Me? When I get into a fandom I just watch the show/read the comic/book... and then maybe draw some fanart (that I never share xD). So to hear that you are so involved is something I deeply envy. :)
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:04 PM ( #123 )

30 more days till Hasbro gives us a season 3 premiere. http://www.equestria...nouncement.html

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:38 AM ( #124 )

hey guys yo

anyway ahHHHHH SEASON THREE???????? i went to comic-con so i got to see the crystal ponies clip and the twilight song clip and omg it looks like this is going to be a really great season fjffdlkf'dff

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:49 PM ( #125 )

My favorite episode is 'The Secret To My Excess'

I love how Spike keeps trying to grab things and Twilight is just smacking his hand.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:14 AM ( #126 )

Season 3 clip! :0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E38ZAC4MteU

King Sombar. Huh.


season 3 will air sometime in November, no exact date yet. :c

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:34 AM ( #127 )

You make me want to go watch more pony. Curse you. (Like that is hard to convince me, lol)
Sunny Daze, turn white and sunrise colors.... Not this... Niiiuuuu.

I guess I have some episodes to watch.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:28 PM ( #128 )

http://www.equestria...r-date-yay.html

Season 3 will come out on November 10th!! :DD
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:33 AM ( #129 )

http://www.equestria...r-date-yay.html

Season 3 will come out on November 10th!! :DD

Thank youuu, this adds new meaning to my lifeee. =W=

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:05 AM ( #130 )

i actually really like king sombre/sombra. he seems like a cool character. :3

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:47 PM ( #131 )

We have an 8 minute teaser guys.


eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:27 PM ( #132 )

Forget Halloween. Forget Hurricane Sandy. Forget everything. I'm counting the days until season 3.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:09 AM ( #133 )

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I'm so excited :3

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:32 PM ( #134 )

Rainbow Dash FTW!!!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:33 AM ( #135 )

tomorrow's the day.
gonna watch it via livestream. uwu

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:01 PM ( #136 )

Excuse the double post but I can't edit the previous one so...
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