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ATTN: All you anime fans/HERO gamers out there


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Ever wonder what a superpowered Ninja Hero campaign might

look like?

 

Well, if you happen to have the Cartoon Network as part of

your cable/satellite service, you'll have the opportunity to

see how the fights in such a campaign would look come Aug.

30th at 7:00 PM. That's when the Cartoon Network begins

airing episodes of Knights of the Zodiac, a.k.a. Saint Seiya

(Knights of the Zodiac, IIRC, is the approximate translation

into English of the title under which it was aired in Spanish-

speaking countries -- Los Caballeros de la Zodiaco. Of

course, I may have screwed up as to the Spanish form of the

title as far as how it should be written -- foreign language

classes in Junior and Senior High were never my strong suit).

 

It'll be interesting to see if the fight scenes get to be shown

as they were originally seen in Japan, or if they wind up being

toned down somewhat for American viewers (having seen shows

like Yoroiden Samurai Troopers -- that's Ronin Warriors

here in the US -- at the local anime club, and then the edited

English-language versions on TV later on, I have a suspicion that

that is unfortunately going to be the case here).

 

Space Cadet :cool:

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Re: ATTN: All you anime fans/HERO gamers out there

 

Originally posted by Space Cadet

(Knights of the Zodiac, IIRC, is the approximate translation

into English of the title under which it was aired in Spanish-

speaking countries -- Los Caballeros de la Zodiaco.

 

So let me get this straight:

 

Cartoon Network is gonna be showing us the English dub of a Spanish dub of a Japaneese show? :rolleyes:

 

Heaven help us.

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Actually, I'd say it's more a case of they're going to be running

an English dub of a Japanese show that happened to be shown

in Spanish-speaking countries a couple of decades before mak-

ing it here to the US.

 

IIRC, Knights of the Zodiac/Saint Seiya was the first of the "mystic

armor" anime series that ran on Japanese TV back in the late '70s

and early '80s, along with Yoroiden Samurai Troopers and

Heaven War Chronicle Shurato (I'm not sure if this is the

right title for No.#3; If anyone out there knows what it is for

sure, please feel free to post it).

 

Space Cadet :cool:

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MH, I think the only way that you're likely to see an uncut and

subtitled version of KotZ/SS would be to find an anime

club in your area that's either showing it or has VHS tapes with

about 3-4 episodes per tape available for member rental. This

was the case in the anime club I was in some years ago, only

we didn't have subtitled tapes; instead, we had photocopied,

typed plot synopses to tell us what was going on in each epi-

sode.

 

Now, if they would only do an English-language version of Sonic

Soldier Borgman :D...

 

Space Cadet :cool:

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Originally posted by Max Callahan

As I understand it there will be a DVD release of Saint Seiya (under it's real name even) including the original japanese audio with subtitles available Oct 21.

 

Purt that on the list of about 20 anime DVD series i want (including the brand-new Sailor Moon uncut Japanese boxset from ADV, the rest of card captor Sakura, the two Magic Knight rayearth boxes, and all the Gundam I can eat, er, watch....)

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Originally posted by Michael Hopcroft

Purt that on the list of about 20 anime DVD series i want (including the brand-new Sailor Moon uncut Japanese boxset from ADV, the rest of card captor Sakura, the two Magic Knight rayearth boxes, and all the Gundam I can eat, er, watch....)

 

Me, too, though I haven't seen Rayearth and I'm tired of rehashed Gundam ('SD Gundam' coming up).

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This may sound stupid, but I want the third season of Digimon on DVD. 52 episodes and they seemed the least like a commercial for a gam than either of the two previous.

 

 

I also wouldn't mind getting the complete Escaflowne

 

....

 

I can't think of any other. Any suggestions?

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I'm an Anime fan from way back in the day and I still haven't seen Saint Seiya (I've seen like, 1 episode!)

 

I will eventually run a campaign like Ninja Hich School (or rather, more like one of my favorite Anime tittles...Combustable Campus Gardures!) but I've got a Wuxia campaign and an Armageddon campaign to do first...

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Ninja High School, eh? Now there's a campaign with a

lot of comedy potential. Just think of how hilarious it'd be to

watch the guy roleplaying the male human HS student trying

to cope with being the object of affection from a female ninja

and an alien panda-girl, not to mention all of the weirdness

that will inevitably find their way to them.

 

Space Cadet :D

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Originally posted by Kaeto

I saw it and they didn't cut too much out. But they recolored the blood purple.

 

Well, you have to expect that sort of thing from DiC:

 

"We're not afraid of controvesial subjects at DiC! We fearlessly hack away at them until they're gone!"

 

I mean, I was completly boggled as to why the show was called Knights of the Zodiac instead of Saint Seiya until I found out that DiC is producing the show in America. Can't have Saints fighting for a pagan goddess, now can we?

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In case anyone's interested, there's a section in the FAQ section

of one of the numerous Saint Seiya websites on the Internet

that features a Champions variant for roleplaying in the universe

of the series. It's the last of ten chapters in this particular FAQ.

 

Here's the URL for the website:

 

http://www.saint-seiya.com/knowledge/faq_part1.html

 

I had actually seen this site some years ago, but had forgotten

about it until recently.

 

Space Cadet :cool:

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