I'm really torn on this. First of all, I don't think the new art style is particularly close to the manga. The costume designs are, yes, and they're perhaps a little leggier, but I think the original anime came much closer in terms of facial features, expression, etc. » 7/19/14 9:19am Saturday 9:19am

The animation was poor, and I'm still not into the new designs. But I was also really underwhelmed by the music. The original anime had a beautiful and very memorable score (RIP, Takanori Arisawa), and of course had five years to develop it, so I'll give Crystal some time, but the BGM was just so generic. I don't… » 7/07/14 2:18pm 7/07/14 2:18pm

Honestly… While most of the artwork (particularly the backgrounds, and indeed, some of the character designs) is lovely, the animation itself seems quite poor to me. I don't know what the frame rate was here, but there are some parts where the animation feels quite jittery, and others where they only bothered to… » 7/05/14 11:11am 7/05/14 11:11am

I believe this is for the shopping passes—I don't know about Walt Disney World, but Disneyland used to offer a shopping pass that would grant you admission into the park for X amount of time (I think an hour?) to buy merch. Depending on how strictly it was enforced (I think you had to present your receipt upon… » 5/22/14 5:22pm 5/22/14 5:22pm

I asked this on the last post, but it probably got buried because I left the comment fairly late in the news cycle. I'm curious if any lawerly types around here know whether Smith would have any claim against Fox here (specifically, say, if he tried to go to another network and Fox invoked a noncompete clause)? » 5/05/14 4:14pm 5/05/14 4:14pm

Any lawyers here care to speculate whether Smith would have a legal claim against Fox for this? I don't see him suing Fox, but another commenter mentioned he might have a non-compete clause that would prohibit him from jumping ship to another network. But would that be enforceable give the circumstances? (My… » 4/30/14 3:50pm 4/30/14 3:50pm