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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #120 on: June 20, 2011, 09:02:32 PM »
     Full Metal Panic! (2002/Japan)
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(United States)
Length:600 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English


Plot:
On the surface, Kaname Chidori appears to be a normal, popular high school student. The problem is, she doesn't realize just how popular she is. Unbeknownst to her, a group of terrorists believe she possesses the special powers of "the Whispered," and they're out to kidnap her. Enter Sousuke Sagara, a young, hotshot agent from the stealth anti-terrorist organization Mithril. Will he be able to protect Kaname without her finding out what's really going on? Or will he just drive her crazy as he tries to fit in as her awkward gung-ho, war-crazed classmate?


furumetaru panikku!
1.01 ki ni naru aitsu ha gunsou (2002-01-08)
Writer: Shouji Gatou (Original Material By), Koichi Chigira (Screenwriter)
Director: Koichi Chigira
Cast: English Vocal Cast), Chris Patton (Sousuke Sagara (voice)), Luci Christian (Kaname Chidori (voice)), Vic Mignogna (Kurz Weber (voice)), Allison Keith (Melissa Mao (voice)), Mike Kleinhenz (Andrey Kalinin (voice)), Monica Rial (Kyoko Tokiwa (voice)), Greg Ayres (Shinji Kazama (voice)), Allison L. Sumrall (Eri Kagurazaka (voice)), Matt Kelley (Ryo Kojima (voice)), Spike Spencer (Shouta Sakamoto (voice)), Cynthia Ann Feaster (Maya Mukai (voice)), Allison Keith (Tomomi Isomura (voice)), Hilary Haag (Ai Tanabe (voice)), Allison L. Sumrall (A.I. (voice)), John Gremillion (Intelligence Agent (voice)), Kira Vincent Davis (Whispered Girl (voice)), Nomed Kaerf (Hind Pilot (voice)), Christine Auten (Additional Voice (voice)), Marta Bechtol (Additional Voice (voice)), donaldo (Additional Voice (voice)), Matt Kelley (Additional Voice (voice)), Monica Rial (Additional Voice (voice)), Spike Spencer (Additional Voice (voice)), Mike Yantosca (Additional Voice (voice)), Japanese Vocal Cast), Tomokazu Seki (Sousuke Sagara (voice)), Satsuki Yukino (Kaname Chidori (voice)), Shinichiro Miki (Kurz Weber (voice)), Michiko Neya (Melissa Mao (voice)), Akio Otsuka (Andrey Kalinin (voice)), Ikue Kimura (Kyoko Tokiwa (voice)), Mamiko Noto (Shinji Kazama (voice)), Rio Natsuki (Eri Kagurazaka (voice)), Isao Yamagishi (Ryo Kojima (voice)), Jun Fukuyama (Shouta Sakamoto (voice)), Shiho Kikuchi (Maya Mukai (voice)), Mikako Takahashi (Tomomi Isomura (voice)), Chiaki Takahashi (Ai Tanabe (voice)), Yukari Tamura (A.I. (voice)), Hiroshi Matsumoto (Intelligence Agent (voice)), Masanobu Kariya (Pilot (voice))

One of my favorite anime series. It is a great mix between comedy and action.
It is about a guy who goes undercover as a high school student to protect a high school girl. Usually 2-3 episodes focus on comedy, followed by 2-3 episodes which are more action-oriented and so on. The comedy comes mainly from the high school part of the series, where this guy, who growing up as a resistance fighter, has to adjust to high school life.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #121 on: June 20, 2011, 09:32:31 PM »
     Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU (2003/Japan)
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Length:300 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English


Plot:
Sousuke and Kaname are back in action! And this time, the battleground is the school ground! High-yield explosives and hilarity come together with a bang, as the somber soldier and his unwitting target brave everything from lovesick “terrorists” to an unforgiving teacher who is bent on revenge. But as good as he is with guns, Sousuke is one clueless commando when it comes to girls – especially Kaname! Don’t miss the hilarious antics of everyone’s favorite military maniac and Jin High’s most fiery female!


furumetaru panikku? fumoffu
1.01 Minami Kara ki ta Otoko / Dakyou Muyou no Hosute-ji (2003-08-26)
Writer: Shouji Gatou (Original Material By), Shouji Gatou (Screenwriter)
Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto
Cast: English Vocal Cast), Chris Patton (Sousuke Sagara (voice)), Luci Christian (Kaname Chidori (voice)), Hilary Haag (Teletha Testarossa (voice)), Chris Ayres (Atsunobu Hayashimizu (voice)), Monica Rial (Kyoko Tokiwa (voice)), Kira Vincent Davis (Ena Saeki (voice)), Nancy Novotny (Ren Mikihara (voice)), Christine Auten (Mari Akutsu (voice)), Tiffany Grant (Yoshiki Akutsu (voice)), Kelly Manison (Principal Tsuboi (voice)), Andy McAvin (Vice Principal (voice)), Jason Douglas (Juvenile Delinquent A (voice)), John Gremillion (Juvenile Delinquent B (voice)), Kyle Jones (Juvenile Delinquent C (voice)), Nomed Kaerf (Juvenile Delinquent D (voice)), Christine Auten (Additional Voices (voice)), donaldo (Additional Voice (voice)), Jason Douglas (Additional Voice (voice)), Chris Hawley (Additional Voice (voice)), Nancy Novotny (Additional Voice (voice)), Mike Vance (Additional Voice (voice)), Mike Yantosca (Additional Voice (voice)), Japanese Vocal Cast), Tomokazu Seki (Sousuke Sagara (voice)), Satsuki Yukino (Kaname Chidori (voice)), Yukana (Teletha Testarossa (voice)), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Atsunobu Hayashimizu (voice)), Ikue Kimura (Kyoko Tokiwa (voice)), Mizuka Arima (Principal Tsuboi (voice)), Shiho Kikuchi (Ena Saeki (voice)), Rie Tanaka (Ren Mikihara (voice)), Mayumi Asano (Mari Akutsu (voice)), Masumi Hamada (Yoshiki Akutsu (voice)), Ikuya Sawaki (Vice Principal (voice)), Yasuyuki Kase (Juvenile Delinquent A (voice)), Katsuhiro Harasawa (Juvenile Delinquent B (voice)), Junro Maruyama (Juvenile Delinquent C (voice)), Yasuhiko Kawatsu (Juvenile Delinquent D (voice))

This is the comedy spin-off to Full Metal Panic. I think it is really funny. A must-see after having seen Full Metal Panic.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #122 on: June 20, 2011, 09:35:39 PM »
Skipping the sequel series "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid", because it hasn't been so long since I watched it and I find the first episode a slow start.
Also I have reviewed it here.



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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #123 on: June 20, 2011, 10:18:01 PM »
     Fullmetal Alchemist: Season One: Part One (2003/Japan)
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FUNimation Productions (United States)
Length:420 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English


Plot:
What are you willing to sacrifice ?

Under stormy skies, Eward and Alphonse Elric exploited the
clandestine science of Alchemy in attempt of the forbidden - To
resurrect their dearly departed mother. But every art form has its taboos
and every science its laws not to be broken. The tragic failure of
the young brothers unleashed and unholy reaction that ripped their
bodies apart and their innocense asunder.

Four years later, an evil lurks behind the false face of freedom, its
growth unchecked. A lone State Alchemist combs the countryside
in search of a mythological stone. If found, the stone could amplify
natural talents and harness a power equal to the restoration of
things once held precious, now lost. If found, the stone would also
allow the State Military to senselessly obliterate countless more in
the ongoing struggle. The youngest State Alcehmist in history is
soon faced with harsh truth: The power to create is but a breath
away from the power to destroy.


Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
1.01 Taiyo- ni Idomu Mono (2003-10-04)
Writer: Hiromu Arakawa (Original Material By), Sho Aikawa (Screenwriter)
Director: Seiji Mizushima
Cast: Japanese Voice Cast), Romi Paku (Edward (voice)), Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse (voice)), Megumi Toyoguchi (Winry (voice)), Miyoko Asoh (Pinako (voice)), Kinryu Arimoto (Cornello (voice)), Houko Kuwashima (Rose (voice)), Akimitsu Takase (Cray (voice)), Tomohisa Asoh (Shop Keeper (voice)), Yuko Sato (Lust (voice)), Jin Horikawa (Man 1 (voice)), Takeshi Sasaki (Man 2 (voice)), Masao Harada (Man 3 (voice)), Tsuguo Mogami (Man 4 (voice)), English Voice Cast), Vic Mignogna (Edward (voice)), Aaron Dismuke (Alphonse (voice)), Caitlin Glass (Winry (voice)), Julie Erikson (Pinako (voice)), Andy Mullins (Cornello (voice)), Colleen Clinkenbeard (Rose (voice)), Bob Carter (Cray (voice)), Mark Stoddard (Shop Keeper (voice)), Laura Balley (Lust (voice)), Chris Cason (Gluttony (voice)), Kate Bristol (Extra (voice)), Justin Pate (Extra (voice)), R. Bruce Elliot (Extra (voice)), Jim Foronda (Extra (voice)), Daniel Katsük (Extra (voice))

This series is very big in Japan. And it is a good anime. But although I can appreciate it as a good anime, I never had the urge to finish watching it. I have all 51 episodes of the first anime series, but I stopped watching after the first 12 episodes and never came around to continue watching it.
This first episode is very good and almost makes me want to give it another shot.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #124 on: June 20, 2011, 10:54:38 PM »
     Furi Kuri: Vol. 1 (2000/Japan)
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(Germany)
Length:48 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:German


Plot:
A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Furi Kuri
1.01 Furi Kuri (2000-04-26)
Writer: Kazuya Tsurumaki (Original Material By), Yooji Enomoto (Screenwriter)
Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Cast: Hideaki Anno (Miyu Miyu (voice)), Jun Mizuki (Naota Nandaba (voice)), Izumi Kasagi (Mamimi Samejima (voice)), Mayumi Shintani (Haruko Haruhara (voice)), Mika Itou (Eri Ninamori (voice)), Itsuki Kawamura (Nurse (voice))

A very strange and crazy series. It blends a lot of different animation and manga styles. It can be seen as some kind of experiment by Gainax. It was released as an six-episode OVA, which means they had free hand to do whatever they wanted to.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #125 on: June 20, 2011, 11:37:56 PM »
     Futurama: Season One (1999/United States)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (Germany)
Length:286 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Commentary, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish



Futurama
1.01 Space Pilot 3000
Writer: David X. Cohen (Writer), Matt Groening (Writer)
Director: Rich Moore, Gregg Vanzo
Cast: Billy West (Fry/Farnsworth/Zoidberg/Various (voice)), Katey Sagal (Leela (voice)), John DiMaggio (Bender/Various (voice)), Dick Clark (Himself (voice)), Leonard Nimoy (Himself (voice)), Tress MacNeille (Various (voice)), Dave Herman (Various (voice)), Kath Soucie (Michelle (voice))

I have been a fan of this series since day one. It's nice to finally see the first episode again. It has been awhile. I forgot that it started out with Fry running from Leela because he wanted to avoid to have a career chip implanted. They have dropped this concept later it seems.
And sure enough, you can really see Nibbler's shadow in the scene where Fry falls into the freezer. It was an episode in a later season which revealed that it was no accident that he was frozen, but caused by Nibbler when he travelled back in time to ensure Fry being frozen.
Is it me, or are the voices that Billy West is doing (Fry/Farnsworth) a little different than later in the series?

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #126 on: June 20, 2011, 11:39:12 PM »
This finishes off my Fs.



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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #127 on: June 20, 2011, 11:45:46 PM »
Skipping "Galaxy Rangers". This is a series I loved watching as a kid. I don't really own the series, but only the first two or so episodes cut together to a movie.
Another cartoon with an intro I always enjoyed:




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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #128 on: June 21, 2011, 12:41:05 AM »
     Gantz: The Complete Series (2004/Japan)
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MVM (United Kingdom)
Length:650 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English


Plot:
He thought he was dead.
The last thing Kei remembers is the train running over his body. But now he is in a room filled with strangers, all resurrected by a strange, black sphere known only as the Gantz. Caught in a strange realm between life and death, Kei and the others must undertake brutal missions that the Gantz assigns.
Otherwise, none of them will live long enough to leave the room.


Gantz
1.01 It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day
Writer: Hiroya Oku (Original Material By), Masashi Sogo (Screenwriter)
Director: Ichiroh Itano
Cast: English Vocal Cast), Chris Ayres (Kei Kurono (voice)), Illich Guardiola (Masaru Kato (voice)), Shannon Emerick (Kei Kishimoto (voice)), Chris Patton (Joichiro NIshi (voice)), Paul Sidello (Young Kurono (voice)), Jessica Boone (Young Kato (voice)), Marcy Rae (Old Lady (voice)), Mike Kleinhenz (Suzuki (voice)), Jay Hickman (Inamori (voice)), Rob Mungle (Hatanaka (voice)), John Swasey (Yoshioka (voice)), Russell Freeman (Yamada (voice)), Emily Carter-Essex (Female Teacher (voice)), Mike MacRae (Nozaki (voice)), Monica Rial (Female Student (voice)), Blake Shepherd (Male Student (voice)), Ted Pfister (Salaryman (voice)), George Manley (Debt Collector (voice)), James Faulkner (Bum (voice)), Susan O. Koozin (Housewife (voice)), Jessica Boone (Ko-gal (voice)), Xero Reynolds (Station Attendant (voice)), Victor Carsrud (Station Announcer (voice)), Additional Voices), * Alyssa Anderson ( (voice)), * Jessica Boone ( (voice)), * Victor Carsrud ( (voice)), * Mike MacRae ( (voice)), * Xero Reynolds ( (voice)), * Monica Rial ( (voice)), * Blake Shepherd ( (voice)), * Spike Spencer ( (voice)), * Nikki Thomas ( (voice)), Japanese Vocal Cast), Daisuke Namikawa (Kei Kurono (voice)), Masashi Osato (Masaru Kato (voice)), Hitomi Nabatame (Joichiro Nishi (voice)), Takuro Kitagawa (Book Store Owner (voice)), Mie Sonozaki (Young Kurono (voice)), Mayumi Yamaguchi (Young Kato (voice)), Yasuko Hatori (Old Lady (voice)), Bin Sasaki (Suzuki (voice)), Susumu Chiba (Inamori (voice)), Hajime Iijima (Hatanaka (voice)), Kenichi Morozumi (Yoshioka (voice)), Koichi Nagano (Yamada (voice)), Hikari Yono (Female Teacher (voice)), Takehiro Murozono (Nozaki (voice)), Miharu Iijima (Female Student (voice))

Currently I am reading the manga series as it comes out in the US.
Of course I was interested to see the anime adaption. So far it looks good. I have heard that the first season is great, but the general opinion on the second season is not so good. I am curious to see the rest, so I will probably finish off this set before continuing with this marathon.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #129 on: June 21, 2011, 06:35:14 AM »
Gantz: The Complete Series (2004/Japan)

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I also bought this set (or equal) recently, also in anticipation of the live action films, but haven't watched it yet. Looking fórward to it now :)

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #130 on: June 23, 2011, 01:34:53 PM »
     Bionic Woman: The Complete Series (2007/United States)
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Universal Pictures, Universal Playback (United Kingdom)
Length:324 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
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Plot:
Join one of TV's most stunning breakout heroines as the action-packed series Bionic Woman leaps onto DVD! From executive producer David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) comes this gripping re-imagining of the universally beloved character.

Jamie Sommers is a hard-working woman struggling to take care of her younger sister. But after a serious, life-threatening accident, Jamie is saved by a top-secret procedure that makes her much more than just an ordinary woman... it makes her superhumanly bionic. Starring hot newcomer Michelle Ryan, as well as Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan), Molly Price (Third Watch), Will Yun Lee (Witchblade), Lucy Kate Hale (How I Met Your Mother), and guest stars Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), it's a non-stop thrill ride unlike anything you've seen before!

Bionic Woman
1.01 Pilot
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis (Writer)
Director: Michael Dinner
Cast: Michelle Ryan (Jaime Sommers), Miguel Ferrer (Jonas Bledsoe), Chris Bowers (Will Anthros), Molly Price (Ruth Truewell), Will Yun Lee (Jae Kim), Lucy Hale (Becca Sommers), Thomas Kretschmann (The Man), Mark A. Sheppard (Dr. Anthony Anthros), Aaron Douglas (Prison Guard), Katee Sackhoff (Sarah Corvus), Conrad Coates (Doctor #1), Alicia Thorgrimsson (Doctor #2), Jenn Forgie (Nurse), Heather Doerksen (Mother), Roan Curtis (Little Girl), Leela Savasta (Shawna), Crystal Lowe (Jessica), Dominic Zamprogna (Med-flight Tech #1), Jacqueline Samuda (Med-flight Tech #2), John Mann (Drug Dealer), Craig Lobzun (Sleazy Bar Patron)

I saw the pre-air pilot when it first appeared on the net and I was not overly impressed with it. So I never bothered watching the series. But after Pete's recent reviews I thought it may be worth checking out (and it was cheap). The pilot is better than I remember it being (I don't know if it is different than the pre-air pilot). A good start to what looks like it could be worth following.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #131 on: June 23, 2011, 02:39:54 PM »
Glad to see you enjoyed it this time around. Can't remember if the pre-release pilot was any different or not.

I was a little concerned when I saw you ordered a copy because I thought I remembered you being less then pleased with the pre-release pilot. Feel a bit better now. :p
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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #132 on: June 25, 2011, 05:06:54 PM »
I will watch the Due South pilot at a later date. I have ordered today the UK season 1 set (it is currently with a good price). I always wanted to replace my RC1 set, which is bad picture and some DVDs are broken and make trouble for a few episodes.
I will break in my new set when it arrives by watching the pilot on it.

It took longer than expected. My order at the time was cancelled because the title has been discontinued. I now got it used. I watched it now. Here the repost of my review from the Due South marathon thread:

     Due South: Season One (1994/Canada)
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Network (United Kingdom)
Length:1080 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:


Plot:
Nothing that walks, slithers swims or flies in the Yukon wilderness gets the better of Constable Benton Fraser. Honest, courageous, courteous and resourceful, he's the quintessential Mountie, a guy who thinks nothing of tracking a poacher 300 kilometres through a howling blizzard. But when his father, an RCMP legend, is found murdered under mysterious circumstances in James Bay, Fraser turns in his parka and dog sled and heads due south - to Chicago and the wilds of civilization.


Due South
1.00 Pilot (1994-04-26)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Writer)
Director: Fred Gerber
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Wendel Meldrum (Leann Brighton), Charles Shamata (Capt. Walsh), Joseph Ziegler (Insp. Moffatt), Page Fletcher (Frank Drake), Ken Pogue (Gerard), Kaye Ballard (Mrs. Vecchio), Gordon Pinsent (Fraser Sr.), Jim Millington (Underhill), Victor Ertmanis (Supt. Meers), Michael J. Reynolds (Senior Official), Eric Schweig (Inuit Hunter), Kimberly Ange (RCMP Officer 1), Jennifer Parsons (RCMP Officer 2), Johnathon Wittaker (RCMP SGT.), Steve Morel (RCMP Officer 3), Scot Dentor (RCMP Officer 4), Nigel Hamer (RCMP Officer 5), Barry Kennedy (Bert Jenkins), Philip Williams (Herb Lantrell), Keith Dinicol (Coroner), Jack Nicholsen (Airport Hustler), Gene Mack (Chicago Desk Sgt.), Simon Lugassy (Prisoner), Dan Lett (Dr. Weingarten), Paulina Gillis (Maria), Ramona Milano (Francesca), Vito Rezza (Tony), Elizabeth Berman (Mrs. Drake), Sandi Stahlbrand (TV Reporter), Farzad Sadrian (Cabby)

It was really fun to revisit this TV movie again. Great introduction to the two main characters. None of cast which became the regular cast of the series are in this movie though. We have another captain (the one of the series is better). The only two other characters who are well known in the series to appear in this TV movie is Robert Fraser, Benton's father. And Francesca, the beautiful sister of Ray who develops a crush on Benton.
The humor the series is known for is already present in this movie.
The pilot made appetite for the series again.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #133 on: June 25, 2011, 09:42:05 PM »
     Genshiken: Complete Collection (2004/Japan)
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(United States)
Length:325 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English


Plot:
Calling all Scruffy Nerd-Herders!

Welcome to the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture

It is Sasahara's first day of college and a fateful choice awaits him: which college clubs will he chose to join? But Sasahara is no ordinary young man - a dark secret lurks within his soul. For one thing, he knows what "cosplay" is, how to unlock all the secret characters in "Guilty Gear X," what the plot twist is in episode twenty-five of "Kujibiki Unbalance" because he's read the manga, he's heard of doujinshi, and he needs to know more. Enter Genshiken, the barely legitimized Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, home to all subspecies of Otaku!

Now Otaku can watch this complete series from the safety of their own basements!!

Contains all 12 episodes of Genshiken plus 3 episodes of Kubijiki Unbalance.


Genshiken
1.01 Gendai ni okeru Shikaku o Chuushin to shita Bunka no Kenkyuu (2004-10-10)
Writer: Shimoku Kio (Original Material By), Michiko Yokote (Screenwriter)
Director: Takashi Ikehata
Cast: Japanese Voice Cast), Takanori Oyama (Kanji Sasahara (voice)), Mitsuki Saiga (Makoto Kosaga (voice)), Satsuki Yukino (Saki Kasukabo (voice)), Nobuyuki Hiyama (Harunobu Madarame (voice)), Tomokazu Seki (Soichiro Tamaka (voice)), Kenji Nomura (Mitsumori Kugayama (voice)), Yuji Ueda (Chairman (voice)), Eiji Yanagisawa (Takayanagi (voice)), Daisuke Kirii (Senior (voice)), Tarusuke Shingaki (Male Student (voice)), Takayuki Kondo (Background Voice A (voice)), Tsugumi Higasayama (Part-Time Worker (voice)), Kujibiki Unbalance), Yuka Imai (Chihiro Enomoto (voice)), Akemi Kanda (Tokino Akiyama (voice)), Yuko Kaida (Izumi Tachibana (voice)), Yukari Tamura (Komaki Asagiri (voice)), Saeko Chiba (Ritsuko Kubel Kettenkrad (voice)), Ayako Kawasumi (Kasumi Kisaragi (voice)), Kana Ueda (Risa Humvee (voice)), Haruko Momoi (Shinobu Enomoto (voice)), Kenichi Suzumura (Mugio Rokuhara (voice)), Ikue Otani (Renko Kamishakuji (voice)), Yuko Goto (Kaoruko Yamada (voice)), Nanae Kato (Kenji Suzuki (voice)), Taro Yamaguchi (Kenji Suzuki (voice)), English Voice Cast), Genshiken), Michael Perreca (Sasahara Kanji (voice)), Carol Jacobanis (Saki Kasukabe (voice)), Kenneth Robert Marlo (Kosake Makoto (voice)), Michael Alston Baley (Haraguchi (voice)), Rachael Lillis (Ohno (voice)), Bill Rogers (Tamaka Soichiro (voice)), Rome Elliot (Kugayana Mitsunori (voice)), William Hirsh (Takayanagi (voice)), Chunky Mon (Narrator (voice)), Jessica Loseth (Cosplayer (voice)), Randall Burton (Ex-Boyfriend (voice)), Tim Breese (Additional Voices (voice)), Meg Francis (Additional Voices (voice)), Ryan Vernierre (Additional Voices (voice)), Jim Festante (Additional Voices (voice)), Joe D. Rob Notoris (Additional Voices (voice)), John Carey (Additional Voices (voice)), Brian MacMullen (Additional Voices (voice)), Todd Garbeil (Additional Voices (voice)), Brian Maillard (Additional Voices (voice)), Mandy Bonhomme (Additional Voices (voice)), Zoe Fries (Additional Voices (voice)), Kujibiki), Rich McNanna (Chihiro Enomoto (voice)), Veronica Taylor (Tokino Akiyama (voice)), Rachael Lillis (Vice President (voice)), Angora Deb (Kamishakuji Renko (voice)), Liz Johnson (Shinobu Enomoto (voice)), Zoe Fries (President (voice)), Lisa Ortiz (Yamada Kaoruko (voice)), Mandy Bonhomme (Komaki Asagiri (voice)), Meg Francis (Izumi Tachibama (voice)), Amanda Veautour (Treasurer (voice)), Tim Breese (Kaburaki (voice)), Tim Breese (Additional Voices (voice)), Ryan Vernierre (Additional Voices (voice)), Jim Festante (Additional Voices (voice)), Rob Notoris (Additional Voices (voice)), John Carey (Additional Voices (voice)), Brian MacMullen (Additional Voices (voice)), Todd Garbeil (Additional Voices (voice)), Brian Maillard (Additional Voices (voice))

Genshiken is one of my favourite mangas. The anime is a good and faithful adaption of it. Though I hope they will make a third season to complete the storyline of the manga. The pilot begins with the opening of the in-verse anime the characters love to watch and discuss. This can confuse first time viewers.

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Re: Tom's TV Pilots marathon
« Reply #134 on: June 26, 2011, 02:11:15 AM »
     Get Smart: The Complete Series (1965/United States)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
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Get Smart
1.01 Mr. Big [Pilot Episode]
Writer: Mel Brooks (Writer), Buck Henry (Writer)
Director: Howard Morris
Cast: Don Adams (Maxwell Smart, "#86"), Barbara Feldon ("#99"), Michael Dunn (Mr. Big), Vito Scotti (Dante), Janine Gray (Zelinka), Kelton Garwood (Garth), Karen Norris (Mother), Edward Platt (Chief of Control)

This is the first time that I ever saw an episode of this series. I only knew the Steve Carell movie before this. I bought the complete series (five seasons) for 30 pounds a few months ago.
I enjoyed the pilot episode and I can see myself watching this series further. Too bad I would need a lot of time for it. The first season alone has 30 episodes.

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