May 11, 2008

Joy in the Near Future

Astro posts on the assembly of his super-dimensional,  wave motion,  Minovsky modulated, paxis enhanced, shizuma powered, media optimized PC.

More importantly, at the end of said post he  reveals  that  Welcome to the NHK volume 4 is not just a forlorn hope to be cruelly dashed...but an actual tangible item available for purchase! He has spoileriffic video to prove it!

Wo0t!!

This black comedy is tasteless, merciless, and sadistically cruel to its target audience. It is also one of the better character shows in recent years.The neurotic ensemble is very well realized and several of the characters are actually quite poignant.

One thing that is remarkable about this series is the dub. I'm more tolerant of dubs than many fans as I often am doing other things while the TV is on, however this, hands down, one is one of the best I have ever heard  for a TV show. Only Black Lagoon had voice acting and direction this good.

As to volume 3, it was excellent and the ending left me really fearful of the possibility that #4 would never ship due to ADV's recent issues.

( Being slow, I did not realize what was up until she tossed the cellphone.)

Anyway, I highly recommend this show. 

Please avail yourself of spoiler tags in the comments.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 02:09 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Yeah, the dub is surprisingly good.  Unlike you, I'm generally a sub-only viewer, but when I went back for some screengrabs I played the dub out of curiosity and was impressed.  Once the whole series is out on DVD I might go back and watch it through again to see if the dub held up the quality throughout.

Posted by: astro at Tue May 13 15:06:52 2008 (qtsiI)

2   I've found most dubs mediocre but passable, a few have been quite good and this is one of the few that is superlative. In some places it's better than the Japanese track.

I picked up volume 4 today. Very nice...

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue May 13 19:52:20 2008 (V5zw/)

3 Bwahahaha! 
"Meow!"

"There's a lot more to this Moe thing than I realized!"

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue May 13 20:02:56 2008 (V5zw/)

4 You really should just delete that. It's a link farm.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Jul 28 20:39:04 2008 (+rSRq)

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