Friday, October 03

Anime

Ryoko's Case File

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Kind of died last month.  After running around like mad all of August (pointlessly, as it turned out) I was trying to catch up with stuff at home and in life and mu.nu and mee.nu and another project I'm juggling while at the same time the project at my day job was launching and things got a bit crazy and then I got sick and stayed in bed for a week watching Mythbusters.

Which is awesome.

Mythbusters, that is, not staying in bed sick.

But today I'm here to talk about a startling new phenomenon: Sexy adult women in anime.*

Specifically, Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo (warning - site plays background music) or Ryoko's Case File.

I like the music (opening, closing, and incidental); I like the character designs; I like the characters.  And I can't actually recall a police officer questioning a suspect quite that way in anime before.

The only problem is that the show feels a bit loose - the pacing doesn't feel quite right either in the slow moments or the dramatic scenes.  That might just be me, and I might well adjust after a couple more episodes.  It's only a 13-parter (12 of which are already fansubbed) so it's not likely to drag, in any case.

I'll grab (or steal) some screen shots for you later.  Or hey, I can just throw up a quick YouTube clip.

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If I want it to be distorted and subtitled in Spanish.

And the fansubs are all mkv, and the raws all mp4, so I can't even snip it out using VirtualDub.  Bah.

Update: Oh, hang on, apparently there's an mp4 plug-in for VirtualDub.  Nothing for mkv, though, so I'll need to grab a raw first.

Update updated: It seems there's a DirectShow plugin that will handle mkv (at least in theory).  I'll give that a whirl.

Update: I'll be frogswoggled.  That worked perfectly.  Hang on a tick...



* Sexy adult women in anime whose breasts aren't larger than their heads, even.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 07:15 PM | Comments (11) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Bond. James Bond.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at Friday, October 03 2008 09:26 PM (R7LgM)

2

Sexy adult women in anime whose breasts aren't larger than their heads

Admittedly a rare species. But not totally extinct. There was, for instance, Mune-mune.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, October 04 2008 08:14 AM (+rSRq)

3 Geez, that intro reminds me a lot of the OP for "Read Or Die, The OVA".

Posted by: Wonderduck at Saturday, October 04 2008 11:45 AM (AW3EJ)

4 Dai-Guard had a few. The whole section was legal, even Tanigawa.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Saturday, October 04 2008 12:32 PM (/ppBw)

5 How about the originals: the Knight Sabers from Bubblegum Crisis?

Posted by: Jim Burdo at Saturday, October 04 2008 02:08 PM (VX9mJ)

6 Sure, if you go back to the days before hyper-inflation. wink

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, October 04 2008 02:37 PM (PiXy!)

7 Aces just fell to shit pixy.

Posted by: wickedpinto at Saturday, October 04 2008 04:31 PM (ul7te)

8 Does the 2040 version come after?

Posted by: Jim Burdo at Saturday, October 04 2008 07:50 PM (NOt62)

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Aces just fell to shit pixy.

Yeah, he emailed me.  Another site on the server went nuts and tied up the web server, but it's all fixed now.

Does the 2040 version come after?

Hmm.  Yeah, I'd place it after the start of hyper-inflation.  Burn Up W was '96, and 2040 was '98.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, October 04 2008 08:23 PM (PiXy!)

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I bring BGC up because I remember a guy who used to have a signature saying "Bubblegum Crisis: Because some of us believe that women over 14 can be sexy."

OT: has there been a problem with PM's? I couldn't get one to Avatar_ex_ADV.

Posted by: Jim Burdo at Sunday, October 05 2008 04:48 PM (0hDt0)

11 Hmm.  I haven't used PMs for a while.  I'll check, but they've always been slightly flaky and I've completely rewritten the code for the new version.  (Coming Real Soon Now!)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, October 05 2008 11:35 PM (PiXy!)

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