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  1. Not counting any projects that have been cancelled of coarse, but for me it's an anime called Despera, a spiritual successor to 1999 cult classic cyberpunk anime series Serial Experiments Lain. The anime was to be lead by the three key people who made Lain what is was, those being famously bizarre writer Chiaki J. Konaka, my favorite character designer ever Yoshitoshi ABe and was to be directed by the late Ryutaro Nakamura, who unfortunately died from pancreatic cancer in 2013 his untimely death being the main cause of the hold of the project. However, in 2014 ABe announced they found a new director, but nothing new has yet to come from Despera. A graphic novel series, does in fact exist, yet it has yet to be translated to English and is currently running in Japanese magazine Animage. I also recall a Crazy Taxi movie being in development for years yet it faded away and I never heard much from it.
  2. What Sonic game disappointed you the most? Lost World was most disappointing to me.

    1. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Sonic 4 episode 1, I really thought Dimps would bing their Sonic advance handywork to it. but the more that was shown... well...

    2. Ferno



      ..because i bought a whole Wii for it thinking somehow it'd be Unleashed 2 or atleast close to it

    3. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Sonic Heroes, it looked like it was going to be a great one at the time before playing the game. Back to its lighthearted roots, the set up of the classics (like going through zones and acts than a hub world or a storyline, less realistic than the previous 2 Sonic games) and it was the first new Sonic game after Adventure 2. Plus the reviews were good too.

      It was so disappointing to me (by the bugs, glitches and gameplay) that it put me off 3D Sonic games until Generations and if it wasn't for Dimps work on the Rush games, I might have even gone completely out of the series.

    4. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude


      There was so much they could've done better and added in terms of story, content, and levels. Not to mention all the references and missing Classic.

      It's a waste imo. 

  3. A month ago, I powered on my Gamecube. Grabbing my copy of Vexx, a game I hadn't played since the winter of 2013, my hopes of loving it as much as I had years ago had soon faded as I played more of it and I realized it just wasn't worth it. The title of this topic says it all, has this ever happened to you?
  4. Really hyped for forces honestly. Though, I understand why people aren't, I'm really glad that it's paying tribute to all the older 3d sonic games, (heroes, adventure 2 ect) yet it incorporates the elements from those games into the gameplay. Hope that it's harder than Generations though.

    1. BlueTidalGamer


      Forces is making me feel like my teenage self again. To be able to play a game paying honor to those memories have me hyped as hell for Forces.

  5. This topic probably gets thrown around a lot, but I'm curious to hear what you would want, personally I would love a Jet Set Radio movie directed either by Richard Linklater (director of A Scanner Darkly) or Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim)
  6. the bobcat is back.

    1. Roboat06


      oh shoot

      it was all our fault. we were the ones who created those sonic forces memes...


  7. dämmerung_rabbit


    Dude that sounds awesome! Great job man!
  8. Not sure if its considered as 'obscure' but I at least don't hear it talked about often- 'Novas Adventuras de Megaman', this Brazilian Megaman comic that was published through 1996-1999. I don't have much to say on it other than the fact that Roll wears literally no clothes in it and one of the lead writers didn't even play any of the Megaman games. It's pretty funny actually.. Moving on to stuff that isn't as racy... Dobutso no Mori (or animal crossing in every other country that speaks English) had a lot of Japan-only promotional manga. All of these are pretty obscure to people who aren't super into Animal Crossing and none of them have ever been localized officially sadly. There isn't much to talk about with them though, but I do love the art in Oideyo Dobutso no Mori, which is based off Wild World. M Yeah...I'm pretty limited in knowledge of obscure adaptations.
  9. I don't read much personally. But in terms of what I do read (manga, light novels, comics stuff like that) my favorites would be Nisio Isin, creator of Faust, and the Monogatari franchise, two exceedingly bizarre light novels trite with pop culture references and long, drawn out conversations with an emphasis on meta humor. Another writer of mine that I love would be Reiko Yoshida-writer of my first ever manga that wasn't Pokemon Adventures-Tokyo Mew Mew, Reiko has written for many shoujo anime, a genre of anime I love and probably will always love. In terms of general people who inspire me and influence me, Mia Ikumi who also created Tokyo Mew Mew and did the artwork for it, was the first anime/manga person I was familiar with. Their work hold a special place in my heart. Genndy Tartakofsy, creator of some of my favorite cartoon network shows, Samurai Jack and Sym-Bionic Titan, is a very talented veteran animator who has a knack for action shows. Jhonen Vasquez is one of my favorite visual artists of all time, in fact I think he my favorite artist of all time. He has a twisted artstyle with equally twisted comics. His work was very popular in the 2000s and his art, featuring thick outlines and geometrical shapes, is exceedingly reminiscent with the atypical 2000s cartoon look. He also created my favorite Nickelodeon show, Invader Zim. There's a lot of other authors and creators I love and inspire me but those are the ones who hold a special place in my heart and stick out to me as people who I look up to.
  10. resident evil 0 I'm liking it so far, thats all I have to say
  11. Does anyone else aside from me always think of the Dreamcast when watching Serial Experiments Lain?

    Like I know a lot of you probably dont know what I'm talking about, but to the ones who do, do you get what I mean? it's very difficult to describe, but considering both were created at around the same and have an emphasis on slightly primitive technology, of which was getting more popular, yet still not fully grasped at the time.

    Again, it's very difficult to describe and its probably something I only feel, but I'm interested if anyone else feels the same way.


    1. Roboat06


      What is Serial Experiments Lain?

    2. dämmerung_rabbit


      Oh! It was a bizarre 2000s cyberpunk anime about a girl who becomes omnipresent within the Internet.

  12. Whats you guys favorite piece of sonic merchandise?

    For me it's probably the 2001 Soap shoes Sonic plush released as a promotional item for Sonic Adventure 2. I also really like the 2000 Nights/Flying Chao plush released as a promo item for Sonic Adventure 1.


    1. The Master

      The Master

      Probably my Sonic Generations Collectors Edition.

  13. Ouch...what a mouthful of a title...but I think this would be a interesting topic! All right, not sure if anyone except me cares for this stuff, but the production of the sonic cartoons is pretty intriguing. A theory I have heard tossed around often was regarding the sonic ova, of which I made a topic a few days ago discussing the long-lost cels of the sonic ova. This particular theory is regarding the fact that the OVA was a supposed 'pilot' to a sonic anime, and I often hear a theory that the ova ultimately became sonic x, so most if not all its assets were passed on to the production company who created sonic x. Not only that, but I recommend watching the sonic x pilots, as they are drastically different to the final product. SatAM had very interesting production as well, not only were there two very different alternative openings and endings, (both of which are lost) and its character designs were borderline unrecognizable (particularly with Sally Acorn, who in very early production, was actually a human). And lets not even get started with Sonic Boom! That's an entirely different beast! So if anyone is interested or knows more about the production of the Sonic cartoons, please discuss it with me, I am very interested in the production of the sonic cartoons, and if you like the shows, then I recommend looking into the production and concept art of them its very interesting. So...yeah, anyone else wanna add to this?
  14. Most disappointing thing to ever happen to you guys with a sonic game?

    For me I got a chaos chao on my old SADX save and a shiny ghost chao on my old SA2B save that was on my ancient trooper of a memory card, then I thought, 'man, my chao's are awesome! I'm gonna bring my memory card to my pal's house and show off my chao!' then I brought my memory card, and yknow what happened? Lost the card...oops.

    1. Roboat06


      That's too bad...

    2. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      That really sucks. I remember when I found an old Chao on my old memory card and he ended up dying :(

    3. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      You guys think you have it bad. I spent hours getting a fucking CHAOS CHAO on my SA2B copy.

      Buuuuuut my memory card was from madcatz and got corrupted.

    4. Roboat06


      Wow dude, you had it really bad!

    5. JezMM


      Not as major a deal but I also lost a Chao due to my snotty next door neighbour stealing my copy of Sonic Advance and never owning up to it (this was when I was like 11 or 12 to clarify lol).

      Obviously Chao raising on Sonic Advance is not anywhere near the console experience but I was still attached to the lil' guy =C

    6. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      The ultimate thing is that raising Chao takes fucking forever no matter what game it is and playing through the rest of a Sonic game doesn't, so your biggest disappointment in a game like that would be seeing all the effort you put into such a massive thing completely undone

    7. Ferno


      "Sonic Unleashed: 3/10" ~Gamespot

  15. Out of curiosity, what's the rarest piece of sonic merchandise you guys own?

    1. Polkadi~☆


      GE Entertainment 20-inch Sonic the Hedgehog plush

    2. JezMM


      Not really "merch" but at the SoS where it debuted, I won the original sketchwork for the Sonic the Comic/Archie Sonic crossover print that Nigel Dobbyn and Tracy Yardley! put together:


      Sadly it got a couple of minor but likely undoable creases in it when I moved some stuff around at home so it's no longer mint. Q_Q

    3. Roboat06


      None of my stuff is rare...

    4. Ferno


      a used but virtually good as new copy of the Sonic OVA on dvd.

      not sure how rare that is though

    5. Haalyle


      I won the Sonic Cafe CD, but so did 250 others.

      But I also won a framed picture of Sonic and Tails that has a date signed on it, which only 50 others won. I guess they're 'rare'.

      Don't know if I'd count the 25th Anniversary Crystal Cube that came with Sonic Toon: Fire & Ice 25th Anniversary Bundle, but I guess that'll be rare as the years go by.

    6. Adamabba


      A copy of SA2B on the gamecube

    7. Stasis


      Over the years, some of the more popular merch I've purchased that seemed rare wasn't as rare as originally thought. However I've got some Sonic and Knuckles dog tags which I saw in Sonic the Comic as a kid, and othet than the ones I've got never seen any others for sale online. So are these rare? Maybe, but not really a piece of merch people hunt for.

    8. Strong Dosh

      Strong Dosh

      I have Sonic Adventure 2 the Trial I think that's a little rare nowadays 

    9. JezMM


      @Haalyle Oooh, I was wondering, could you tell me the track listing for that CD?  I haven't been able to Google it at all (I found your youtube upload of Track 31 and your mentioning to someone that the vocal tracks are shortened in the comments, that's the most info I have lol).  I know none of them are exclusive to the CD but I'm still curious to know what their playlist selection was.

    10. Person


      That one Sa2 action figure, I guess.

    11. Haalyle
    12. JezMM


      Thank you!

  16. Yeah, Tomy is known for delaying stuff a lot DX I'm pretty sure there's the Boom Metal Sonic plush though which could tie you over for the wait (if there is one in stock where you live at least).
  17. I think the crushed velvet material makes it difficult and more expensive to manufacture so I imagine the prices get higher and the stock gets lower given how many people want and like them, so making them with the normal material Tomy usually uses would be less pricey for them and more would be made. Plus I believe there are already the recent classic sonic plushes of tails and sonic by Tomy being sold on sites like Amazon (in the US at least, certainly not where I live haha)
  18. I wouldn't be surprised if they did, but it really depends on what characters and the designs are like if they change, since Black Knight and Unleashed had different designs and characters (though unleashed had Werehog so I wouldn't be shocked if the new character for forces gets some plushes and figures).
  19. Woah! Nice the SATAM cels are actually pretty hard to come by nowadays, so your friend is pretty lucky to have that!
  20. Yeah I really missed modern figures that weren't super limited event-only things, it's a shame they don't have much articulation but the sculpts look really good! Also, I have been a fan since late August of 2016, so its really cool seeing someone else who is a recent fan!
  21. Yeah the 'cute tails' looks so...cute I guess for a lack of a better word! I actually liked the boom designs (except for knuckles that re design was pretty dumb).
  22. The emoji plushes looks super cute!! I might pick one up (if my local toy store properly stocks them haha) since they look cool. But I think Tomy should get on to releasing their stuff sooner, they've been delaying stuff a lot recently...
  23. I really just hope Tomy can make some good and hopefully diverse modern sonic stuff....not super interested with the Boom merchandise but i am really interested with the modern sonic stuff since modern sonic merchandise hasn't been very prominent in a while.
  24. I'm not sure if anyone has brought this up as of late, but since the cels for Sonic CD have resurfaced, the idea of the cels for the Sonic OVA resurfacing has crossed my mind. Now, the companies for the cutscenes and the OVA were separate, but both would generally keep and distribute their cels (for anyone curious the animation company for CD's cutscenes were Toei and the OVA were Studio Pierrot). So, where do you think the cels could be now?
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