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by TankTreads
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Venus gun
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Venus gun

I noticed that too, and yes, it's definitely the same character, but with a different, updated design. There's an uncropped version of that cover art that proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt:

Image
by TankTreads
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: I'm surprised nobody noticed...
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

I'm surprised nobody noticed...

It just occurred to me that Anomaly is a parody of Metal Gear Rex. Their heads are shaped very similarly, and they both have a laser penis. :lol:

http://battleangel.wikia.com/wiki/Anomaly

http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Metal_Gear_REX
by TankTreads
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita Battle Angel Movie Trailer!
Replies: 155
Views: 22628

Re: Alita Battle Angel Movie Trailer!

It's not really her eyes that bug me. It's her skin on her non-cyborg parts. It looks too real, like the Na'vi. Too many pores. Her entire body is supposed to be artificial and eerily blemish-free, including her face.
by TankTreads
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: A sad day on the forum today.
Replies: 22
Views: 4443

Re: A sad day on the forum today.

This is very sad news. Sergio was a cornerstone of the community. He will be missed. :(
by TankTreads
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Users corner
Topic: How long have you been reading GUNNM?
Replies: 43
Views: 13543

Re: How long have you been reading GUNNM?

Since 2006. Alita/Gally is pretty special to me. She's one of the very few female protagonists I've seen in a work of fiction to have a sort of charisma, a kind of magnetism to her. Most "strong" female leads feel like they're only playing at strength, like no matter what over-the-top stunts they pu...
by TankTreads
Tue May 31, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 016 (part 1) Is out!
Replies: 12
Views: 4473

Re: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 016 (part 1) Is out!

Once I was unable to find anything about bemite in my dictionaries or on the web, it would help a lot if anyone could give a link. Judging by the "-ite" in the name, the usage of the product as a spread on bread, the characters' reaction to it, and how yeast extract was invented by a German dude an...
by TankTreads
Tue May 31, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 016 (part 1) Is out!
Replies: 12
Views: 4473

Re: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 016 (part 1) Is out!

Bemite is obviously like Marmite or Vegemite. They're concentrated yeast extracts that are very salty and kinda taste vaguely like soy sauce, sort of. I'm American, but I love Marmite on toast. I get the squeezy bottles from the international foods store whenever I can. Incidentally, putting Marmite...
by TankTreads
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 009 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 17
Views: 8285

Re: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 009 (part 2) Is out!

The Gunnm: Martian Memory PlayStation game from 1998 and Last Order/Mars Chronicle have a lot of similarities, though the plotlines are far from identical. I wouldn't be surprised if Yoko's origin story from the game is still canon, especially given that she's presented as having always had a cyborg...
by TankTreads
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 009 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 17
Views: 8285

Re: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 009 (part 2) Is out!

All that Gergt guy is missing is a Victorian getup; top hat, double-breasted vest, cravat, a handlebar mustache to evilly twirl and all. "HAHAHAHAHA! A CHILD , ALITA. A WEEEEEEEE CHIIIIIILD WITH A BOMB IN HIS SHIRT! FETCH!" Seriously, I giggled a bit. Not sure if that was YK's intent, but yeah. The ...
by TankTreads
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 003 (part 1) Is out!
Replies: 14
Views: 7282

Re: Gunnm - Mars Chronicle 003 (part 1) Is out!

It's actually quite ingenious. It enables him to do a biweekly format without compromising on quality. We still get the same number of pages per month, just twice as often.
by TankTreads
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Why is it called GUNNM?
Replies: 7
Views: 7509

Re: Why is it called GUNNM?

It's spelled GUNNM but pronounced "Ganmu". There are plenty of manga out there with awkward titles stemming from certain Kanji readings, especially when loanwords are involved. Take Blame! for example. It's a romanization of "Buramu". In other words, the title of the manga is not supposed to be the ...
by TankTreads
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: How can Gunnm be such a little success?
Replies: 21
Views: 9992

Re: How can Gunnm be such a little success?

I think the lack of popularity has less to do with the themes of the series and more to do with the way manga is serialized in Japan. Each chapter is part of a magazine anthology loaded with chapters from other series, and these magazines have very specific targeted demographics. In other words, the...
by TankTreads
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Scalar waves??
Replies: 8
Views: 3420

Re: Scalar waves??

There's nothing wrong with using pseudoscience in a work of fiction. I mean, most of the "science" in Stein's Gate was based on conspiracy theories as well. That didn't keep it from being an awesome franchise. Yes, scalar waves and free vacuum energy are bunk, but that shouldn't stop people from goi...
by TankTreads
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: How much does Alita weigh?
Replies: 19
Views: 6675

Re: How much does Alita weigh?

If I had to guess, about 200 to 350 kilos, possibly more. One would have to be extraordinarily dense to deliver punches with tank-busting levels of energy and not spontaneously explode . Newton's third law, and all that. Keep in mind that the reason why Hugo found Alita lying in a heap after falling...
by TankTreads
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GLO 105 RAW
Replies: 22
Views: 11191

Re: Chapter 105 RAW? any idea when?

Re-upped it myself after finding an alternate download location. Here's a new link:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TYWZ3P8Q
by TankTreads
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GLO 105 RAW
Replies: 22
Views: 11191

Re: Chapter 105 RAW? any idea when?

Hmm, that link doesn't work anymore.
by TankTreads
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita 3D - v2.0
Replies: 298
Views: 339047

Re: Alita 3D - v2.0

Dude. I think everybody's brains shut off from the sheer awesome.
by TankTreads
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GARY! It is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 29130

Re: GARY! It is Gary...

It is naïveté (and an unacceptable mistake) to take an example as a rule. I wasn't saying that it was the rule. I was merely suggesting that the original creator is not always a 100% reliable source on this issue. A couple more examples: http://www.engrish.com/2002/10/status-clitical/ http://www.en...
by TankTreads
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GARY! It is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 29130

Re: GARY! It is Gary...

I wouldn't take the original merchandise or the author's word as law on this matter. Sometimes, the original Japanese creators of a given work mess up the L > R transliteration by making the false assumption that all Rs should become Ls in English. For example, does anyone remember the intro to Gung...
by TankTreads
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GLO100
Replies: 191
Views: 54122

Re: GLO100

Why did you post the picture? WHAT FOR??? That's hardly a spoiler if you've been keeping up with the series. This preview reveals nothing that wasn't known at the end of GLO99. Besides, this is a thread for discussing GLO100. It is assumed that spoilers will be posted right out in the open. If you ...
by TankTreads
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GLO100
Replies: 191
Views: 54122

Re: GLO100

Do you REALLY take Pakistan as a democracy? :?: Not exactly, but that's certainly what they've been trying to bill themselves as. EDIT: Preview's up now. *SPOILERS* <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- <<--- http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/8846/titlein2.png *HIGHLIGHT*...
by TankTreads
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GLO100
Replies: 191
Views: 54122

Re: GLO100

ulysses wrote:
I don't know any democracy in the world which advocates discrimination.
I take it you've never been to Pakistan? I hear it's lovely this time of year. If you're a Muslim. [url=http://india_resource.tripod.com/grpakistan.html]And not a woman.[/url]
by TankTreads
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: GLO100
Replies: 191
Views: 54122

Re: GLO100

So, because I profess tolerance, I should be tolerant of the fact that you've expressed a desire to use incredibly hateful labels? I DARE YOU to make sense of that. "Live and let live, man, even though I myself adamantly REFUSE TO." Yes, there are many people who think like you do in my country. Th...
by TankTreads
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: vol 13?
Replies: 107
Views: 28602

Re: vol 13?

Heck, I know I wouldn't want to fight 12,500 of Lu Bu. One is bad enough.
by TankTreads
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Origins of Alita
Replies: 21
Views: 6861

Re: Origins of Alita

Well, if you want to get technical about it, the current Alita contains none of her "original" organic material. If she ever was born a freak, she shouldn't have to worry about it now. She's already transcended that.