July 05, 2012
Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 05, 2012 10:53 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 05, 2012 11:26 AM (5OBKC)
I was not very optimistic about the summer anime season when the list of titles initially came out, but despite a lot of people's negative comments about it, I have been getting excited for Sword Art Online, which looks a lot more promising on second glance. The franchise seems to have a fairly devoted following in the English speaking world, because it is one of the few light novels series where the English translations are caught up with the volumes released in Japan. I found the novels to be very enjoyable reads, and the writer seem to have put a lot of thought into the details and background, as well as the story. If A-1 Pictures can keep fairly well with the light novels and not get too ambitious in trying to sequeeze more the plots from the novels into 24 episodes, I would seriously consider endorsing it as the best of the year. And maybe Aniplex can license it for US release.
Posted by: cxt217 at July 05, 2012 12:03 PM (vib5/)
I do not recall seeing any mention of the Mayans in any of the anime I've watched, but then I don't watch very many each year...
Posted by: Siergen at July 05, 2012 02:22 PM (PuIGa)
I don't think it's a very big thing over there.
That kind of stuff did show up in Keroro Gunsou now and again. The third movie begins with a trip by Fuyuki and the frogs to Macchu Picchu, for instance. (Which is Incan, not Mayan.) Partly that's because of Fuyuki's obsession with the occult. And partly it's because a lot of "ancient astronaut" visits to Earth were from Keron, and they left all kinds of artifacts behind which Keroro thinks might help with his invasion.
Movie 5 was on Easter Island. And Movie 4 included a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, which turned out to have unusual properties.
It wouldn't surprise me if somewhere in the KG canon they had gone to Central America to visit a Mayan site of some kind. Likewise it wouldn't surprise me if the Egyptian Pyramids were in the show.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 05, 2012 02:36 PM (+rSRq)
Think of the children, Dr. Heinous, think of the children!!
Posted by: ubu at July 05, 2012 09:18 PM (GfCSm)
Posted by: Mauser at July 06, 2012 01:15 AM (cZPoz)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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