Odex NOT Declaring War After All

Posted by Neko Kyou in Rants, Thoughts on November 20th, 2007

DarkMirage now has first hand confirmation that Odex made a mistake that had lead to all those Odex letters flying off across the globe. Odex is not declaring war after all, at least for now.

Hatake Kakashi shocked!

“The hell? That was a false alarm!?”

What does this mean?

Here are some of my thoughts:

  • Odex really did a mistake. But it goes to show just how infamous they are right now in so little time throughout the world’s anime community.
  • Odex isn’t ready to launch a full scale assault, yet. They might really continue where they are leaving off now due to whatever reasons they may have right now.
  • Odex screwed up somewhere and have to call the whole thing off. Unlikely, but that was my first thought.
  • An elaborate evil ploy to tell anime fans that Odex is watching you and you should not do anything to anger them. Unlikely, but at the same time, very possible.

At any rate, the fact is that letters were sent and they all traced back to Odex. Mistake or not, they have caused an uproar in the community and their name has further degraded. Call it karma, but this incident proves beyond a doubt that every single wrong move that Odex makes will be remembered while their good efforts will be brushed aside like dust on the table. That’s what you get for threatening to sue 9 year old kids.

The Odex bashing will probably stop for the time being. But now the community would most likely keep an eye on their movements and waiting for them to slip and fall hard on their face.Lelouch Lamperouge

“We’ll turn back… for now.”

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Odex Declares War Against The World

Posted by Neko Kyou in Rants, Thoughts on November 20th, 2007

WARNING: Angry rant ahead. I’ve tried to tone it down, but I think it’s still pretty heated. I’m also writing this at 2am, so I’m not going to bother with any spell checks or read through it. You hath been warned.

Odex is back and this time, they are trying to screw not only Singaporean anime fans, but the entire world. What? Yes, you heard that right. Odex probably spent all their Singaporean dollars and decided that its much more profitable to attack where there are more fishes with bigger currencies. This includes USA, France and Japan.

Acolyte (Odex) bashing Poring (Fans)

Odex – Now Happily Bashing Fans Worldwide…

This is absurdity of the highest level. A bakayaro of 1000% idiocy reading on Chiaki-sama’s vision. Not only have they lost trust and favor of most anime fans (within Singapore or not), Odex is probably now to anime fans what the Nazi were to the world. And they call themselves anime fans.

I thought I was pissed at them when they started hunting down anime fans like dogs in Singaproe. I was wrong. NOW, I’m pissed.

Downloading fansubs are wrong. Sure. Right. Whatever. We all know that. So instead of making the smart moves, they decide that its far more profitable to kill the fans while they have the chance, profit as much as possible and forget all about anime until their pockets are empty once more. Then they can just repeat the process. After all, illegal downloads will continue regardless of what happens. The music industry has proven it. The movie industry has proven it. What makes anime any different?

There are rumors that Odex wants to start its own online anime service. Based on past experience (I’ve bought Odex releases before when I visited Singapore a few years back) and based on latest feedbacks, they would probably get some low quality video on slow servers and steal some poor fansubs translation and sell them to you at top dollar.

And to ensure that they will have money in their pockets when they launch the new service, they try and take on the world.

Absolutely ridiculous. Spreading their greed and arrogance even into the homeland of anime itself, Japan. Are the Japanese companies making use of Odex’s already destroyed and evil image to do their bidding? If so, Odex must probably be very well compensated.

No matter what they say, it’s still obvious that Odex only looks out for the money. Odex is pulling off the heist of the century, and trying to make it as legal as possible. I don’t know just how legally correct their actions are, but I’m still waiting for them to flop and fail oh so miserably.

All Hail Suzumiya Haruhi

Odex VS the world? Hah! Death threats will probably be the least of their worries soon. An utterly despised small time company trying to go against waves of fans throughout the globe. Insanity beyond belief.

Odex will lose.

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Naruto Shippuuden Episode 34

Posted by Neko Kyou in Naruto on November 19th, 2007

The New Team Kakashi is Formed!

Rating: 6/10

Naruto Shippuuden Episode 34

A rather boring episode, which is of course to be expected since it’s just the beginning of a new arc. This has been said to death not only by me, but many others as well, but Sai is so friggin pale, even a ghost or a zombie would look more lively by comparison.

I’m happy that Yamato finally makes an appearance, but his eyes… But at least that would make a certain future scene much, much more funnier *cough*mokutoncagehotsprings*cough*

Naruto Shippuuden Episode 34

Why does the Hokage, leader of the village, have to take orders from a couple of old, senile farts senior citizens? They may be the elder council, but from what the past Hokage’s has shown, the Hokage’s themselves should have absolute power and control over what they do. Tsunade should have given them a piece of her fist mind.

Naruto Blushing Awww...

And here I thought only Sasuke could make Naruto blush like that… Oh, and Sakura as well 😀

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Clannad Episode 7

Posted by Neko Kyou in Clannad on November 18th, 2007

Star-Shaped Feelings

Rating: 8/10

Clannad Episode 7

Tomoya and Nagisa finally learned the truth behind Fuko and it really seemed to have shaken them a bit to discover that Fuko’s sister could not see her. What’s even worse is that the real Fuko’s condition is getting from bad to worse. It broke their hearts (and mine as well) when Ibuki-sensei told them that the doctors said Fuko might never wake up from her coma.

Despite all that, Fuko kept a positive spirit and continued doing what she could for her sister’s happiness.

Sunohara might not be as bad as he appears to be, going after the trouble of stopping a couple of freshmen who ignored Fuko. But then he also discovered something shocking, something which I’ve also suspected – not everyone could see Fuko.

He did some investigation on his own and found out that not only do some people cannot see Fuko, but those who had received the starfish sculpture from her are beginning to forget about her as well. This is definitely something unexpected.

Clannad Episode 7

The series is definitely progressing well and in my opinion and I can finally see why there were so many fans waiting for Clannad to be aired. And unlike Kanon and Da Capo II, Clannad has really caught my interest with its storyline.

Oh yes, and there’s the starfish vs dango scene that really cracked me lol

Tomoya Crying - Clannad

Most emotional scene in Clannad eva!

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Minami-ke Episode 6

Posted by Neko Kyou in Minami-ke on November 17th, 2007

The Birth of Mako-chan

Rating: 8/10

Minami-ke Episode 6

I swear I almost died laughing here.

Makoto having a crush on Haruka was kind of cute but it turned ridiculously ridiculous when he started to cross-dress and all those funny shit happened.

Minami-ke Episode 6

It’s obvious that the mighty Chiaki-sama was pissed, but it was surprising that she didn’t find Mako-chan suspicious at all. That’s the problem when you only keep your eyes half open. Kana was probably right on spot about Chiaki not seeing things she doesn’t want to see.

Minami-ke Episode 6

“Guchi guchi goo…”

Maybe Haruka isn’t as bright as she appears to be, not catching on to Makoto when they were in the dressing room. Either that or she’s just too naive to realize she’s been tricked. Would be interesting to see what happens when the cat is out of the bag, and even more interesting when they realize the true mastermind is Kana.

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