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Title: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on July 21, 2009, 01:40:55 PM
I watch Nagasarete Airantou  these days. Its simple story comedy,harem type Anime. Stroy is too simple but just good when you are tried and watch to watch something to relax your self.

(http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff348/nicorobin_album/NagasareteAirantou.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Maxite on July 21, 2009, 01:57:52 PM
I remember watching Nagasarete Airantou. It falls into the common category of animes where there isn't an exact plot except for the last two to three episodes. It is indeed a great series to pass the time with, and it is one of the more colorful (in terms of artwork) series I have seen.

Other series with similar plot lines include Pita Ten, Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun, and Kage Kara Mamoru (except for Pita Ten, they're either ecchi and/or harem series). I also put all of those together because they have a similar trait on how they end the series.

What am I presently watching? Too many series.
On my list are series like Princess Lover, K-ON!, Asura Cryin', Valkyria Chronicles, Sora no Manimani, Spice and Wolf II, Xam'd: Lost Memories, CANAAN, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, and the list goes on. In two weeks, when I leave from my present workplace, I'll probably spend a lot of time watching anime and catching up.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Corycaly on July 22, 2009, 06:14:50 PM
Fullmetal panic fumofu: a comical mecha anime, the ideal to relax! You can watch and rewath those episodes without stoping laughing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on July 22, 2009, 10:20:01 PM
I ve started watching FMA too.  Watched like 5 episodes.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Maxite on July 22, 2009, 10:50:38 PM
Fullmetal panic fumofu: a comical mecha anime, the ideal to relax! You can watch and rewath those episodes without stoping laughing.

Ah yes Fumoffu. That truly is a comedy classic. It was also the first Fullmetal Panic series that I saw. I watched the third season, and was disappointed, even though I knew that it would be more action oriented. I just missed the comedy and awesomeness that was Fumoffu.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: h_musick on July 22, 2009, 11:28:57 PM
right now i am watching:
.hack//sign
FMA
bleach
...and yeah...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on July 24, 2009, 01:17:24 AM
welll....Im trying for the old classics...
Trigun
Cowboy Bebop

And Im now addicted to Haruhi, so that'll always be on the list.

Also, Tim Sensai has been turning me to some great choices to look at, so whatever he's got on the mind too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Corycaly on July 24, 2009, 06:54:59 PM
Same as you animedoodler!

Maxite: FMP Fumofu is like a crazy sister of FMP other seasons: full of references, totally crazy and hilarious anime that wants to underline the comical aspects of having a mercenary entering a high school.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Tim Wellman on July 24, 2009, 10:37:29 PM
FMP Fumoffu is one of my favorite anime... I especially liked the Rugby Club ep, the Haunted hospital ep, and the Biological weapon ep...

Among all the new eps of anime coming out, I've been watching Steam Detectives, an older steampunk anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on July 25, 2009, 12:58:35 AM
I ll look for FMP Fumoffu too then. Sounds like its interesting.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on July 25, 2009, 01:50:31 AM
Its hilarious...hehe...even thinking about it ^^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Maxite on July 25, 2009, 02:55:15 AM
The final episode was truly hilarious. I don't think I've laughed as much since I first saw that episode. Then again, I saw that episode in an anime club, so I guess that's because I watched it with so many people.

Watching anime in groups is truly better than watching anime alone.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Tim Wellman on July 25, 2009, 03:12:42 AM
Yep, the last ep is one of my favorites... I think it would have been better if they'd continued the dissolving clothes bit a little longer, though. I think I liked just about every ep of FMP:Fumoffu... except maybe the beach episode... I think that was the weakest one... I couldn't stand that spoiled little rich brat.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on July 25, 2009, 03:57:12 AM
Full metal Panic is one of my favorite Anime So I think this gonna be great as same.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Etna on July 26, 2009, 02:31:48 AM
i watch:
pandora hearts
07-ghost
FMA

i also like FMP especially the fumoffu one i keep laughing when watch it it's too funny ^^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Tim Wellman on July 26, 2009, 02:37:02 AM
Fumoffu has no mecha, nothing at all serious... some people who really like the regular series don't like Fumoffu at all... it is what could be called FMP 'lite'. Really fun and cute, though, some eps are very ecchi too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Corycaly on July 26, 2009, 06:01:10 PM
I agree with you, Tim, there are ecchi touchs here and there, especially when they are all in holidays in hot springs!

I'm watching hunter x hunter and vandread!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Tim Wellman on July 26, 2009, 06:29:45 PM
I was never crazy about Hunterx but I loved Vandread.

I've been re-watching Girl's High now that the DVD's are out. A nice little ecchi school comedy.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: ehra2008 on August 06, 2009, 12:37:36 AM
I am currently watching Detective Conan again coz I wasnt able to finished it before due to Saiunkoku Monogatari so I wanted to know the ending of it
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on August 06, 2009, 01:37:11 AM
Fumoffu is great I wish there were more episodes. These days I watch FMA.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Corycaly on September 30, 2009, 04:44:04 PM
I am watching :
cowboy behop
escaflowns (a huge deception)

next week: hunterx hunter!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Josué Light on November 07, 2009, 07:19:24 PM
I'm watching Claymore, Ergo Proxy, and Bleach right now. x3

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on November 07, 2009, 07:30:18 PM
well just finished watching Gurren Lagann if that counts
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Josué Light on November 07, 2009, 07:32:14 PM
lolz

Have the title to this topic be:

Which Anime series are/were you watching?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: dawood on November 07, 2009, 09:47:50 PM
currently watching Darker than Black!  its OK.. the only reason i watched it is cos everyone seems to be going on about it.. all my friends say its good...  it sort of has a Cowboy bebop feel to it.. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Tzefa on November 07, 2009, 09:59:11 PM
I started watching School rumble and Gundam 00 because i kinda of just found them and started watching  :)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on November 07, 2009, 11:40:41 PM
Gundam00 was awesome in my opinion.

well i just finished watching fooly cooly. really wasnt time to say that i was watching it since its only 6 episodes long.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: SaiHawkeye on November 08, 2009, 12:18:16 AM
Kimagure Orange Road, Aoi Hana, Saki, Tower of Druaga, Arc the Lad, Ga-Rei Zero, and I'm rewatching Card Captors. I'm almost done with KOR but the others, I'm still in the early episodes. =(
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lassiter on November 12, 2009, 09:41:16 PM
Right now I'm watching Claymore, Blood+, Ergo Proxy, Big O, and Gunblade.

I'm also rewatching Devil May Cry, and Witchblade.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Tzefa on November 12, 2009, 09:46:54 PM
Ive read the claymore manga and Ive watched all of blood+ both are rather good in my opinion
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on November 12, 2009, 10:22:57 PM
Watch Charger Girl Ju-den Chan these days. Its a comedy.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lassiter on November 12, 2009, 10:54:45 PM
I'm liking Blood+ but its really annoying because I'm only watching one episode a week, it's on Adult Swim right now, so it's not really easy to keep up on the story. I think I'll have to buy it.

I have Claymore on DVD. Haven't read it but the anime is pretty good.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on November 12, 2009, 11:00:51 PM
@ Lassiter: Claymore anime is pretty good you say? or is it really good? .. i just bought in issue the other day.. i haven't read it yet but, i found the first few pages rather interesting..

so the question is: is the anime worth taking a look at? (meaning purchasing)

TIA
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: SaiHawkeye on November 12, 2009, 11:56:23 PM
Personally, I would purchase it but it does have its strange moments. Preview it first and decide for yourself.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lassiter on November 12, 2009, 11:59:44 PM
It's really cheap, you can get the whole series at Best Buy for around 54 I think, it might have even been cheaper.

I don't know anything about the manga so I have no clue if the anime follows the story or not. The anime is pretty simple in the first few episodes but it seems to be picking up now. It's pretty good though, just a bunch of girls with swords killing monsters and sometimes each other.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on November 13, 2009, 12:01:46 AM
cool, thanks Sai.. i just found the manga the other day.. so i never knew about the anime.. i just needed more info.. just to see which way i want to view this.. manga or anime? .. or maybe both lol .. i wonder if there is any differences :hmm:

i already bought one vol. of the manga so i'll be going that route first i suppose 8)

*just read your post Lassitter*

thanks for the info ;)
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Post by: Tzefa on November 13, 2009, 12:02:59 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed the manga, very creative erm opponents :naughty:
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on November 13, 2009, 12:06:39 AM
The anime leaves out many elements of the story so I recommend watching it first and then read the manga.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on November 13, 2009, 12:10:39 AM
yes, i think I'll enjoy the manga and the anime.. what first drew me towards Claymore in the first place, was the fact that I'm in the middle of writing my 2nd manga story that has almost the same atmosphere/setting/looks to it.. so i figure it would be great use as reference material when i draw it 8)

@ SAi: ok will do .. thanks
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Post by: h_musick on November 13, 2009, 01:46:04 AM
i am about to start watching afro samari... i know i spelled it wrong...  :exclaim:  but is it any good? :Embarrassed:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: SaiHawkeye on November 13, 2009, 01:51:56 AM
Afro Samurai is really awesome. The only problem I have is that both movies end on hangers. >.<

Glad to see you back around, Hannah. (I hope I got that right) xD
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on November 13, 2009, 10:23:17 AM
trigun
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lassiter on November 13, 2009, 06:03:50 PM
I've heard good things about trigub but have never seen it. Is it worth it?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on November 13, 2009, 09:27:28 PM
i think so.. i bought it and i enjoyed watching it also 8)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on November 13, 2009, 10:04:20 PM
agreed, trigun is really good and itll get a little more depressing and start headed downhill a bit, but still great ^^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on November 13, 2009, 10:06:32 PM
you call it "down hill" .. but, i actually really liked it when the series started to turn more "serious" so to speak..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on November 13, 2009, 10:22:51 PM
yea, but there were some points where I went.."whaaaa-???" or "ah, jeez"
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robs_ugly_artwork on November 13, 2009, 10:28:20 PM
true, but it's still awesome even though.. besides, most anime (well most of the ones that i've watched) has those WTH?!?! moments in them.. but, they're still worth it 8)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lassiter on November 14, 2009, 04:26:21 AM
I hate moments like that, especially when the characters should know better.

It's like in Basilisk the two clans should totally be able to see the emperor is letting them fight so they destroy each other. It's so frustrating at times.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on November 23, 2009, 09:25:21 PM
i would completely recommend it though. but its not really that the character should know better. he's just holding onto his ideals.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on November 24, 2009, 10:27:27 PM
Ive started FMA ^^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on November 24, 2009, 10:32:56 PM
well its about time.  >:(
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on November 25, 2009, 12:34:14 AM
meep coryn O.o
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Corycaly on December 01, 2009, 02:45:32 PM
FMA is a an anime you will not stop watching. I have bought the Collector dvd edition and I'ù tempted to rewatch it for a third time.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on January 26, 2010, 02:44:36 PM
Have started watching Burst Angel. Its kinda old mecha Anime but looks good.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on January 27, 2010, 07:50:38 AM
Also this Burst Angel Anime is soo much like Cowboy Bebop ! There is a  group of freelance bounty hunters but land based. They have a mobile Truck and Gundam type Mecha. But the whole all members of the group are girls.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on February 12, 2010, 03:03:47 PM
ecchi much?  :confused:

at the moment ive been watching Soul Eater
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Hasith on February 15, 2010, 02:17:27 PM
Burst Angel is something between Cowboy Bebop and Gundam wing.


I have started watching Ah My Goddess. It's more like Love Hina.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on March 13, 2010, 06:32:08 PM
I just finished watching Baccano, its freakin awesome!!  Alittle gory, but other than that I really enjoyed myself ^^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: kuro-ame-neko on March 14, 2010, 01:47:22 AM
I just started watching Peacemaker Kurogane and finished watching Law of Ueki
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: h_musick on March 14, 2010, 01:50:43 PM
Ive started FMA ^^
hmm... the end is sad... waaa!! :'(
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on March 14, 2010, 02:37:23 PM
Im watching Cowboy Bebop right now.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Account Disabled on March 15, 2010, 09:33:34 PM
Ive started FMA ^^
hmm... the end is sad... waaa!! :'(

Yes, it is quite sad but that isn't the original version as in the manga, so do not fret there is a happy ending to appear yet.

And I am watching Kobato, Dragon Ball Kai, Baka To Test To Shokanjuu and a few other animes, just not so actively.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on March 20, 2010, 03:47:56 PM
Barely been watching Cowboy Bebop.
I've started the Deltora anime too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: lsd on April 01, 2010, 01:03:44 AM
bleach, hitman reborn, FMA brotherhood, mmmmm i want to start to watch naruto again
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on April 01, 2010, 01:05:57 AM
How is Brotherhood? Is it good, I watched the first, but have been too lazy to watch that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: lsd on April 01, 2010, 01:09:13 AM
its TOTALLY different
it has the same plot of the homoculis and they wanting to get their bodies back but its different
the first episodes could be like a summary of the normal FMA..
my sister says that this one is completely based from the manga... i cant tell cuz i havent read the manga
i like this one.. it has more action and more drama
and different characters.. and coolies one



i think its a MUST watch


Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on April 01, 2010, 01:47:14 AM
Yea it's based more closely on the manga, which I also have yet to read. I bought the first and second volumes though, so when I get home I'll start it.
Maybe I should start watching that then I love the first anime, and I really was looking forward to Brotherhood when I heard about it's release, just never got around to it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on April 02, 2010, 01:21:29 PM
just started watching Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: AnimeDoodler on April 03, 2010, 04:06:57 PM
Ok, Ive got a problem... trying to choose betweeen two series to watch... Spice and Wolf or Wolf's Rain...or anything else you might suggest?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on April 03, 2010, 04:08:36 PM
Spice and Wolf was good, boring for the first while though, I still enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on April 03, 2010, 05:42:31 PM
my vote is spice an wolf. its one of my all time favorites.
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Post by: AnimeDoodler on April 03, 2010, 07:35:44 PM
really? cool then ^^
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Post by: Coryn on April 03, 2010, 08:19:32 PM
yeah. it was one of the first shows i saw during my reintroduction to anime so it had that extra awesome factor.
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on April 03, 2010, 09:04:46 PM
It really was great.

Just started .hack//sign, so much nostalgia lately <3
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Etna on April 14, 2010, 02:07:33 PM
i've started watch kaichou wa maid sama n still continue with brotherhood
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on April 15, 2010, 10:49:46 PM
started watching kanokon. didnt even know what it was about but i remembered that it was an anime i had thought i might watch back when i was rediscovering manga and anime. long story short im not surprised to its genre
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Account Disabled on April 15, 2010, 10:52:29 PM
Isn't that the anime where there's a shota boy who has some crazy harem around him? All I know is that the anime started with a K...

On another note, I stopped watching anime for a while, it'll take me a little bit to recover from the end of Kobato.
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Post by: Etna on April 16, 2010, 02:07:48 AM
oh i forgot to mention Fairy Tail
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on April 16, 2010, 10:52:04 AM
Isn't that the anime where there's a shota boy who has some crazy harem around him? All I know is that the anime started with a K...

On another note, I stopped watching anime for a while, it'll take me a little bit to recover from the end of Kobato.

yeah something like that. only though there are only two girls at this point.
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Post by: Account Disabled on April 17, 2010, 04:58:07 PM
I'm now going to watch The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya cause I think when I watched it before I missed some episodes or scenes due to confusion on how it was aired, the dubs...etc.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on April 17, 2010, 05:57:09 PM
who knows. its all about figuring episodes fit choniclogically with each other
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: dawood on April 17, 2010, 09:17:37 PM
when i finished university which is in 6 days... i plan on watching 2 anime

first is called Kurozuka which is a short anime series only consisting of 12 episodes don't know what its about but it looks really recent...   i downloaded it on a whim... lol

second is called saiyuki
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on April 18, 2010, 12:53:59 PM
never heard of them. know what genre they're in at least?

also only 6 days? lucky. i dont get out till the second week of may
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on June 20, 2010, 01:15:45 AM
Inuyasha: Kanketsu-hen

Anyone know if the new continuation is any good? I know Inuyasha is one of my all time favourites, despite the "ending". Hoping this will be excellent.
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Post by: Account Disabled on June 20, 2010, 11:55:41 AM
I think all anime ending should be tolerated and never hated, things have gotta end and there are reasons for it. Speaking of Inuyasha though, I never did finish that, along with so many other series I only watched halfway...I must catch-up with them after my last exam.

Probably gonna try finishing Yozakura Quartet.
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on June 21, 2010, 04:57:57 PM
I agree that endings should be tolerated atleast, and I would be fine with the ending, if it ever did end. It never ended really, it just stopped. There was some 20 odd chapters left to animate and it just stopped. No conclusion, their goals were unreached, jut an adrupt end to what was a fairly successful series. The Final Act is just the last few chapters, which I'm hoping will run a good length, and finally end the series.

Also, I'm really enjoying it, it seemed a bit rushed at first, but I am really liking it. I got all emotional about 8episodes in.
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Post by: dawood on June 30, 2010, 10:30:03 AM
currently watching an anime called hakuouki... and its actually pretty good....  12 eps a series..
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on June 30, 2010, 10:38:40 AM
Kobato.
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Post by: Coryn on July 13, 2010, 09:55:55 PM
i have started watching baccano at doodles request
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Post by: [aero] on July 13, 2010, 10:04:55 PM
whoo!

Baccano is really good
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Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2010, 03:44:20 AM
Baccano? What's that about? It sounds really familiar.

I'm collecting anime. Eureka Seven and Death Note so that i can watch them i one go, without any disturbances.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: [aero] on July 14, 2010, 03:47:34 AM
The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United States during various time periods, most notably the Prohibition-era. It focuses on various people, including alchemists, thieves, thugs, Mafiosi and Camorristi, who are unconnected to one another. After an immortality elixir is recreated in 1930 Manhattan, the characters begin to cross paths, setting off events that spiral further and further out of control.

ala wikipedia =P


i do the same thing with anime XD
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Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2010, 03:49:59 AM
No, wrong story, but it sounds highly interesting an complex. I'll definately watch that if i find the chance~
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on July 14, 2010, 01:37:06 PM
i'm liking it so far. got to say though that you have to be quick if you want to keep up with all of the fine details.
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Post by: dawood on July 14, 2010, 02:53:49 PM
i'm currently watching Tsubasa Chronicles... its actually pretty good
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Post by: [aero] on July 14, 2010, 03:25:43 PM
pretty?!?!


tsubasa is one of the best!
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Post by: Account Disabled on July 14, 2010, 04:13:31 PM
^I hold it as my favorite anime.
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Post by: Coryn on July 23, 2010, 12:49:42 PM
well i've started watching gundam seed. its one of those animes i really should have watch a long time ago but never managed to do
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on July 23, 2010, 07:48:18 PM
Make sure you watch Seed Destiny after, I personally like it more, even if Seed was great.

Watching Pandora Hearts right now, was planning on reading it as well, but thats gone.
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Post by: Coryn on July 23, 2010, 08:43:38 PM
well i plan on watching destiny afterwards. i like to watch all of a series at once.
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Post by: dawood on July 23, 2010, 08:48:10 PM
pretty?!?!


tsubasa is one of the best!


definately not the best... any anime that ends abruptly like that is never the best...  i thought the story was very good and unique for an anime... i liked all the characters for once although mokana was annoying at times... everytime theyd skip back to a dimension theyd already been to the story wouldnt be as good as the first
also the anime didnt really explore fei wong reeds intentions till the ovas which was a shame...

oh and i cant get into gundam... there are too many series i wouldnt know where to start
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Post by: matsurinoaoi on July 24, 2010, 02:29:26 PM
definately not the best... any anime that ends abruptly like that is never the best...  i thought the story was very good and unique for an anime... i liked all the characters for once although mokana was annoying at times... everytime theyd skip back to a dimension theyd already been to the story wouldnt be as good as the first
also the anime didnt really explore fei wong reeds intentions till the ovas which was a shame...
Does that mean that you like the manga better?
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Post by: Hasith on July 24, 2010, 03:31:05 PM
Asobi Ni Iku Yo!

Comedy about an Alien girl, a guy who get in to all kinds of troubles because of here and his harem ( bunch of Charlies angels type girls who are supposed to keep an eye on Alien girl but end up helping her because of the guy). I think this Anime is for To Love Ru Anime fans. Same kind of story less Ecchi and more Action.
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Post by: Account Disabled on July 24, 2010, 09:52:54 PM
Gahh! Not To Love-Ru! That was a horrible anime and manga, so much service and little building of characters! Argh!

Seriously though, it was actually cancelled wasn't it? To Love-Ru that is? Anywho, I'm rewatching Pandora Hearts since I left somewhere I forgot where, nice for a pick me up. Also noticed, they most likely use the same artists for the songs as Tsubasa did. :confused:
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Post by: dawood on July 28, 2010, 04:05:56 PM
lol... i've got to episode 13 of baccano...  it was actually a pretty good show
for some weird reason my fav character was ladd ruso...  i just found it really amusing anytime he saw dead people he'd get really cheerful and start dancing
and isaac and miria were funny too
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Post by: Coryn on July 28, 2010, 04:12:41 PM
ladd was pretty cool. though i do usually find myself like the characters that are just a little bit more insane then the normal person
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on July 28, 2010, 04:21:06 PM
My favourite character's are usually the cheerful metrosexual looking guy, who likes to help others, but has some tragic past or dark secret he keeps to himself.
Like Fai D. Flourite from Tsubasa, Break from Pandora Hearts and (on a smaller scale since this character didn't really hae a dark past or anything) Doumoto from Kobato

On another note, I'm starting Seto no Hanayome as per Litt's request.
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Post by: [aero] on July 28, 2010, 04:26:36 PM
just wait till you see Luna(r)'s (something like that) dad, i almost died laughing
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Post by: Account Disabled on July 28, 2010, 04:42:26 PM
Ahaha..."Die human."
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on July 29, 2010, 03:45:07 AM
Luna's dad is hilarious!

I was laughing so hard at the part when he went to the school in a helicopter but left by jumping into the furnace. xD

Right now, I'm watching Tales of the Abyss and hating it so much for the ultra fast pace the story is pushed at.
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Post by: [aero] on July 29, 2010, 03:58:55 AM
oh god the thumbs up as he left was priceless...


as for me im watching Hayate no Gotaku, pretty good so far honestly
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on July 29, 2010, 04:00:31 AM
Hayate no Gotaku was pretty awesome. Unfortunately I didn't start watching the second season until recently so I don't remember much. T_T  I do love the tiger though. =P
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Post by: [aero] on July 29, 2010, 04:06:26 AM
yeah im jsut getting started on it, the tiger talked for the first time like two episodes ago o_o

pretty funny though
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Post by: Account Disabled on July 29, 2010, 04:10:08 AM
I love Hayate no Gotoku, the manga is also hilarious, they're gags are hard to get sometimes without knowing a lot about Japanese culture though. Or many anime references to Gundam.
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Post by: [aero] on July 29, 2010, 04:14:03 AM
/sigh thats one thing that all ways gets me, i dont like mecha so i never watched gundam, and thus those references all ways go over my head
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Post by: Coryn on July 29, 2010, 02:22:12 PM
honestly. even if you dont like mecha in general theres a good chance you will like gundam. at least gundam wing
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on July 29, 2010, 02:23:54 PM
There are very different types of mecha shows, even in the gundam universe. Originally, I used to hate the original Mobile Suit Gundam but I gave it a chance when it came on T.V. back in the early 1990s and fell in love with how strong the bonds of characters on both sides were. Of course, most mecha shows focus on combat but there are those which focus on other things like Patlabor (the movies) focus on politics and FLCL's crazy awesomeness (although I wouldn't exactly call it a mecha show...).

Currently, I'm about to start The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. =D

I agree with Coryn. Gundam Wing was one of the better early gundam series. =)
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Post by: Coryn on July 29, 2010, 02:27:20 PM
yeah like sai said. while a lot of mecha shows focus on combat. the gundams focus on having dynamic character interactions and the politics of the gundam universe/s. so they really are set apart from other mecha shows
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on July 29, 2010, 02:43:53 PM
Even more, each gundam series is set up much different from the others. I will say that I'm a HUGE fan of the earlier gundam series in the UC calendar because of how the battles were fought. They pretty much had mecha that we're truly capable of producing used in a lot of trench warfare.
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Post by: [aero] on July 29, 2010, 03:02:03 PM
girl who leaped through time is great, youll enjoy it

as for gundam stuff, i tried it on tv, and i tried it when i started into anime and still never got into it

ive tred multiple gundam series and never got into em
tried full metal panik and only got into the second season (obvious reasons)
also tried evangelion and escaflowne

the only series i watched through to the end was gurren laggan for the epic lulz...
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Post by: Account Disabled on July 29, 2010, 03:12:16 PM
Hey, Full Metal Panic! is a gag or at least comedy anime, I read the entire manga and enjoyed Sagara's antics.

I also really liked the older versions of gundam, but now I just can't handle it, it's too focused on battle now and I have no real care for guys screaming while pushing buttons and pulling levers, their comebacks make me go,"Wtf? Why didn't you push that button and pull that level before and just win the battle right off the bat?"
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Post by: Coryn on July 29, 2010, 03:18:15 PM
yeah that happens sometimes. but when you think about it you never want to pull out your trump card the moment you enter a battle
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Post by: Account Disabled on July 29, 2010, 03:21:04 PM
Unless that trump card was hiding a load of missiles and lasers to actually destroy anything within a fifty mile radius. Like come on! You have lasers that should be moving at the speed of light, how are people dodging this!? Also where are you getting this air and how come screaming makes you stronger in this anime too!? Plus crying, can't forget that.
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Post by: Coryn on July 29, 2010, 03:26:27 PM
well in gundam its more of a battle cry thing. which is something soldiers practice in real life. it makes your mind push out the thoughts of fear and is also intimidating to the enemy
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Post by: Account Disabled on July 29, 2010, 03:27:47 PM
Quite emo as well now aren't they? With they random arguments they have while fighting.

Trying not to make this a total Gundam discussion topic, I started rewatching Seto No Hanayome just cause, the lulz will be waiting for me.
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on July 29, 2010, 03:47:51 PM
I'm trying to, but Afreak had horrible subs, the walls of text blocked out the anime, and Anilinkz has a A/V delay.
I'm going to go through my list of sites until I find one that doesn't suck.
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Post by: [aero] on July 29, 2010, 04:04:53 PM
yeah i remember having that problem...
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Post by: Coryn on July 29, 2010, 04:07:03 PM
try watchanimeon.com
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Post by: dawood on August 01, 2010, 01:20:51 PM
i thought i might watch xxxholic.. since id already seen tsubasa chronicles....  i'm 4 eps in and i'm really liking this anime it has a totally different look and feel to tsubasa chronicles...
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Post by: AnimeDoodler on August 02, 2010, 01:44:29 AM
Ive been thinking Ill finally watch black Lagoon, Ive see a couple of reviews, and I wanna see it :D
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Post by: [aero] on August 02, 2010, 02:16:00 AM
make sure to watch it in enlgish

that along with cowboy bebop have better dubs then subs
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Post by: Account Disabled on August 02, 2010, 02:19:55 AM
Rule of mine, even if I watch the Dub I must find the Sub as well. Some of the spirit is lost when English voice actors shout or whatever, Ash and his PIIIIIIKAAAAAAACHUUUUUUU! Was a little much.

Also: Gonna try and rewatch Gundam Wing, then watch Baccano like everyone else, and maybe finish a few that I left like Index, Wasshoi, Yozakura, and more.
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Post by: Coryn on August 02, 2010, 02:25:38 AM
i'll agree that cowboy bepop is better dubbed but subbed black lagoon is way better
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Post by: [aero] on August 02, 2010, 02:30:00 AM
whaaaaaat!?!?!


i love black lagoon dub....
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on August 02, 2010, 02:36:49 AM
I normally like the subs more, and I haven't heard the Cowboy Bebop dubs. But I see how they could be better, the subs were nothing special.
And I don't know anything about Black Lagoon. But I know at least that Inuyasha had damn good dubs. Subs were great too.
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Post by: Coryn on August 02, 2010, 02:51:38 AM
but the subbed version gave so much more personality to the characters for me. the accents and the tones are perfect
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on August 02, 2010, 03:39:01 AM
For Black Lagoon?
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Post by: [aero] on August 02, 2010, 04:01:13 AM
/sigh owell

guess we can let  doodle see both n decide

dont think MR needs a subs vs dubs war o_o
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Post by: Coryn on August 02, 2010, 12:37:37 PM
hehe well...perhaps it would be more accurate to say we dont need another one
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Post by: dawood on August 02, 2010, 06:16:57 PM
I agree with you both dub vs sub is a stupid debate... lol... it depends on the tastes of the person who watches anime people may prefer dubs to subs and vice versa... also a certain programme may cater better for either dub or subs so it depends soley on the voice actor of each respective country and their interpretation of the characters... as english speaker there a better understanding of the anime that can be gained from watching dubbed anime

personally i prefer japanese with english subs because the voices seem more authenic... and the excentricitys suit the japanese voices better than the dubs.... however like u guys mentioned there are a few anime which have better dubbed voices ( DBZ and cowboy bebop)
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Post by: Coryn on August 02, 2010, 06:29:13 PM
yeah. though it seems that a lot of people prefer shows dubbed that they watched when they were younger and toonami or adult swim was their only way to watch anime. there are a few exceptions but there does seem to be a bit of a correlation there
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Post by: Monsterful on August 02, 2010, 06:39:57 PM
yeah I agree, sub vs dub it depends on the anime specifically. a strongly japanese oriented anime wouldnt be too good for dubs.
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on August 04, 2010, 10:47:20 PM
Started watching Tsubasa even though I read it a long time ago.
Fai's fight scene in the first OP is badass. I want a .gif made of it where "miss" from a video game is shopped in several times and then when Mokona punches it get shoryuken effects.
 
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Post by: matsurinoaoi on August 05, 2010, 11:09:46 AM
Mokona power!! XD
I just got to a really sad part in Tsubasa...*sigh*
As for the current anime I'm watching, it's been Toradora for a while.
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Post by: Coryn on August 05, 2010, 11:38:14 AM
well i've moved onto gundam seed destiny now.
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Post by: Account Disabled on August 05, 2010, 12:48:19 PM
I liked Toradora quite a bit myself Matsu. ;D I stopped watching it but I started from beginning to the end and it was a nice story, Kugimiya Rie is the Queen of Tsundere. :laughing11:

Still watching Gundam Wing here, episode 19. Next I finish Zero No Tsukaima and Index!
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Post by: Account Disabled on August 15, 2010, 11:29:39 PM
I just finished Baccano! and I can see why everyone liked it so much. :laughing11: Also I finished Zero no Tsukaima, all three seasons, and now I'm off to Bakemonogatari. Not enough time to finish all anime in one summer and more anime is made during the school year, how many summers until I finish them all!?
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Post by: Coryn on August 18, 2010, 04:26:50 PM
well i've started on clannad. not sure where this series is headed at this point but i'm only on episode two
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Post by: Account Disabled on August 18, 2010, 04:36:52 PM
I finished Bakemonogatari and now I must watch these:

Index
Shakugan No Shana
Rosario + Vampire
Some anime Sai recommended
Rewatch more
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Post by: Lirne on August 18, 2010, 08:14:03 PM
I've started watching The Melanchony of Haruhi Suzumiya. It's pretty interesting. :O
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Post by: Coryn on August 18, 2010, 08:16:56 PM
MR rule #81. know it.

otherwise yeah haruhi is a pretty good anime. a lot of people aren't fans of season two though. i think they just dont see the beauty in it
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Post by: Iceh on August 18, 2010, 10:33:24 PM
I've started watching Durarara!! :)
So far so good.
The animation is ... *drool*
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Post by: Lirne on August 19, 2010, 12:16:30 AM
Wow, I don't think I ever heard of that anime before :O
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on August 19, 2010, 10:28:22 PM
Season two was good. I'm a fan.
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on August 22, 2010, 06:32:20 AM
<3 Izaya Circulation (a fandubbed version of Renai Ciculation as the character Izaya)

I have yet to watch Durarara but it looks amazing from what I've seen.
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Post by: socks11 on August 22, 2010, 10:49:20 AM
Bleach ^_^
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Post by: Mefisto20 on August 23, 2010, 09:08:15 PM
Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tale, HighSchool of the Dead and some more..
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Post by: [aero] on August 24, 2010, 01:24:05 AM
Hrmmm I should pick up highschool of the dead
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Post by: Coryn on August 24, 2010, 10:59:00 AM
*sigh* another one for the list for me too i guess.
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Post by: Lirne on August 24, 2010, 07:31:44 PM
Still on Haruhi Suzimiya.
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on August 25, 2010, 12:11:40 AM
Finishing up Angel Beats but I don't want to because I'm thinking it's all downhill from where I'm at right now. T_T
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Post by: AnimeDoodler on August 25, 2010, 12:52:51 AM
o_o thats never a good thing -w-
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on August 25, 2010, 02:45:59 PM
The pace surprisingly picked up again until the very last episode. I only have a few complaints about Angel Beats! which mostly relate to the rate the story was told. But I guess having the music talent of the group Key make a story on his wouldn't get much funding. The beginning and the ending were rushed and many of the characters were underdeveloped. The saving grace is that the emotions in the end still make you tear up. >.<
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Post by: Fabiafidus on September 11, 2010, 06:00:57 PM
I just finished the Karin anime.

I don't know, i just had a heavy hunger for watching vampires after monsterful's comics :3
Personally, i think the series are without any aspects... but at the same time special compared to other 24EP series.

This show itself had an onique exposure of feelings i haven't seen it any romance anime before.
Quite entertaining, but to be honest, when you see the ending you can't help but think of disney morale.

Vampires aren't that unique when it comes to anime. But they made it stand out pretty well, and the special idea of the campires existence is quite impressive.

Overall i give it a 8/10  (Genre rated ofc. by that i mean 8/10 as a romance show)
there is a little ecchi in it ... but ill rate it 2/10 on that point.

hmpf ... and a yaoi episode .. I wont rate that since personally, I don't like yaoi.




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Post by: WrittenSound on October 02, 2010, 03:19:36 PM
Currently watching FMA Brotherhood (on  Episode 31)
And Darker Than Black (Episode 5)
Just finished Ouran High School Host Club. That was my, "I'm tired of drama and need something to laugh about" anime
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Post by: SaiHawkeye on October 02, 2010, 05:41:13 PM
How many episodes of FMA Brotherhood are there? I got to 53 and it definitely doesn't seem like the series is complete.
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Post by: AnimeDoodler on October 02, 2010, 05:44:22 PM
there are 64
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Post by: Elee on October 02, 2010, 05:50:47 PM
Now watching Shikabane Hime.
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Post by: Coryn on October 03, 2010, 01:12:33 AM
well i just finished hetalia. need a new one too watch. really should finish clannad after story though >.<
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Post by: WrittenSound on October 03, 2010, 01:25:21 AM
Hetalia was amazing!! Though it did skew my view on World History just a little bit. My teacher was confused when I referred to Germany as "A misunderstood blonde guy with blue eyes who formed a friendship with Italy after Italy attempted to trick him into believing he was a "box of tomatoes fairy", France as "Italy's big brother who was a freaking bully" and Spain who was "A bit nicer and had a sexy accent when he talked about 'churro's"
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Post by: kuro-ame-neko on October 03, 2010, 01:39:35 AM
i just finished watching Moyashimon and Highschool of the dead which was bother reli reli AWESUM!!! yes i know, i have no other words of description besides AWESUM!
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on December 13, 2010, 05:12:11 PM
Spiral.
http://www.chia-anime.com/spiral/watch-spiral-02.html
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Post by: WrittenSound on December 30, 2010, 02:25:19 AM
I've started watching Clannad and RomeoxJuliet. Oh, goodness! I'm actually watching shoujo for once?! :O
And I'm rewatching xxxHolic as I'm trying to find xxxHolic: Kei with subtitles. If I can't I guess the only solution is to go out and buy the manga (since I like physically holding a manga in my hands while I read it instead of reading the scanned pages online)
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on January 02, 2011, 04:42:12 PM
Re-watching Spice and Wolf.
Winter always seems like a spice and wolf kind of time.
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Post by: Coryn on February 06, 2011, 10:37:01 PM
just powered through Requiem From the Darkness and now working my way though Nyan Koi!
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Post by: Fallen Kite on February 09, 2011, 10:23:28 PM
GA art :3
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Post by: WrittenSound on February 10, 2011, 12:11:30 AM
Just finished Kuro*censored*suji (Black Butler). Tried to watch The Count Of Monte Cristo but it looked funny so I changed my mind. Might watch Star Driver for the sake of giving the mecha genre a second chance.
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Post by: h_musick on March 01, 2011, 09:55:40 AM
beelzebub... it's awesome!
it's about a teen that has to raise a demon lord. It has alot of funny parts.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii305/h_musick/beel.jpg)
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Post by: [aero] on March 01, 2011, 10:41:54 AM
shakugana no shana right now, then mahoromatic after that =P
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Post by: Coryn on March 01, 2011, 11:51:44 AM
just started on PSG since everyone is talking about it.
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Post by: [aero] on March 01, 2011, 12:05:12 PM
*prepares for coryns mind to be blown*
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Post by: Fabiafidus on March 01, 2011, 12:07:09 PM
*hides aswell*
*taking off panties and aims for kneesocks.... again*
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on March 03, 2011, 06:45:18 PM
Just watched "My Little Sister Can't be This Cute"
It was DAMN hilarious.
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Post by: h_musick on March 07, 2011, 01:30:09 PM
*hides aswell*
*taking off panties and aims for kneesocks.... again*

um... you should leave you panties on sai... just so noone knows you wear them
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Post by: dawood on March 10, 2011, 11:41:39 AM
Currently watching DN angel...  Why? you ask... cos when i went to the London MCM expo last year everyone in line got a goody bag of manga/anime/poster etc...   I got a DN angel DVD... only problem was that it was last few episodes of the series... so i thought i'd watch the anime till i got to the episodes on the DVD

the reason they were giving out dvds was cos ADV had just gone bust.. so it was in celebration of them going bankrupt.. lol
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Post by: [aero] on March 21, 2011, 03:22:50 AM
just finished Angel Beats! man that was a great 13 episodes

story is awesome though strange and the the characters are very well done

the series has everything too i mean it has comedy action romance drama chicks with guns guys with polearms angels ghosts hackers explosions ninjas devils rock bands NPCs teachers baseball dancing and more freaking explosions!... everything i say!!!
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Post by: Captain Oran on March 21, 2011, 06:36:21 PM
half way through fruits basket, i was a bit skeptical of it at first, but its pretty good :D

although, i havent watched any recently made animes, most of the ones i've seen are atleast a couple years old :P

should probably try finding something more recent
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Post by: [aero] on March 22, 2011, 12:54:13 AM
fruits basket was surprisingly good =P
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Post by: Captain Oran on March 22, 2011, 10:12:08 PM
once again, another old one...

kiddy grade

not sure what to make of it at the moment though, but, i cant certainly say, the main character is pretty damn HAWT, or is it just me that thinks that?

fruits basket was great!.....but then it ended...
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Post by: [aero] on March 23, 2011, 08:27:11 PM
Hahaha I know what you mean
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Post by: bandara on April 11, 2011, 11:55:44 PM
right now i'm watching GOSICK

(http://i-d.animepaper.net/thumbnails/standard/medium/195062/%5Banimepaper.net%5Dpicture-standard-anime-gosick-gosick-picture-195062-donicila-medium-31074fe4.jpg)
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Post by: [aero] on April 12, 2011, 12:49:24 AM
Fairy Tail for me right now
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Post by: Yuuki Akashi on April 12, 2011, 02:50:28 AM
Asura 'rying
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Post by: dawood on April 18, 2011, 11:37:47 PM
Currently watching Durarararararararara!! lol
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Post by: Captain Oran on April 23, 2011, 09:01:05 PM
perhaphs another old one....

Ah! My Goddess. Just finished the first series and just started on the second, gotta say, even though it's a romance/slice of life anime (not normally my sort of thing) , i really do like this one.
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Post by: Keyjolfsson on April 25, 2011, 10:32:13 AM
Im re-watching Swat kats (yes poor literacy is kewl) and hetalia the movie. 
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Post by: pandasayori on January 06, 2012, 11:46:58 AM
Recently finished watching both seasons of Black Butler... I loved season two (mainly because of Alois) but afterwards with Ciel....I started to dislike that kid... :/
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Post by: h_musick on January 09, 2012, 09:32:47 PM
rewatching the first arch of bleach cause i hate the new stuff... and black butler...
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Post by: Moose on February 22, 2012, 02:05:45 PM
Waiting relentlessly, night and day, rain or shine....for the new Rurouni Kenshin anime to come out...
Watching:

Guuren Lagann  :heart: (again, cause i looove it!)
Still watching Naruto and Bleach
Buso Renkin
GIRLFRIENDS!!!!!  :dance:
Darker than Black
Chrono Crusade (an old one, but i just started watching recently :blush:)
D. Gray-Man
Maria-sama ga Miteru
Candy Boy
Kannazuki no Miko *drools*

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Post by: Elee on February 28, 2012, 12:21:28 PM
Just finished Elfen Lied.
wooow I'm in love with the theme song, practically played it on all my instruments hehe.
I'm so hitting the manga !!

I'm not sure what to start.
Monster was recommended to me.
and it's about time I watched FMA , I've only read the manga
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Post by: legomaestro on February 28, 2012, 02:47:46 PM
Good to see you around elee :)

start with Monster, definately. I only read it. And id love to watch it, even more so than FMA. Its genius.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on February 28, 2012, 04:48:24 PM
monster is a weird one. hot about halfway through before stopping. got busy as usual. but definitely interesting if your into psychological stuff
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Post by: legomaestro on February 28, 2012, 05:02:45 PM
Yup, and it proved just how anime can be done anywhere. Urasawa Naoki sure knows how to put in a lot of work when crafting his stories.
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Post by: SoulJackal on February 28, 2012, 08:00:09 PM
currently watching "Guilty Crown" and re-watching chrono crusade( very sad anime T.T)   
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Post by: legomaestro on February 29, 2012, 03:44:21 AM
Ah I've always wanted to watch Chrono. I'll try it out.
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Post by: h_musick on March 02, 2012, 04:13:34 PM
Had to stop watching bleach for now... Watching DeathNote now. It's ... Awesome!
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Post by: pandasayori on April 03, 2012, 09:38:29 AM
Currently my bestfriend let me watch a few episodes of Bamboo Blade at her house last weekend...and it was actually cute :)
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Post by: han ki-tae on August 11, 2012, 08:47:50 AM
Deadman Wonderland is awesome!!!! just finished it last week.
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Post by: Jack Melancholy on August 11, 2012, 08:52:16 AM
eureka seven. im gonna marathon that series. all 50 eps and the movie. gonna probably die though so don't expect to see me for a bit. not gonna start the marathon until the contest is over though. i wanna die with a figurine. p.s. this counts as an anime i'm watching cause i started it but stopped after ep 1 yesterday XD
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Post by: han ki-tae on August 11, 2012, 08:58:23 AM
Watch it - it is awesome - though I have not watched the movie.
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Post by: DBNext on August 11, 2012, 10:11:29 AM
Currently watching Code Geass.. Was watching D-Gray Man, but i stopped at episode 20-something because it got ridiculously boring. But I am loving Code Geass!
Btw can someone recommend any similar animes? You know, action, drama, mystery, stuff like that ;)
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Post by: han ki-tae on August 11, 2012, 10:30:49 AM
Code Geass and D-Gray Man are awesoooome.


I would recommend deadman wonderland - but then read the manga where the anime ends... they still have not worked on season 2 yet.

I am liking Guilty Crown so far. Good animation and music...
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Post by: P4 on August 11, 2012, 10:31:05 AM
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: han ki-tae on August 11, 2012, 10:35:58 AM
Witch hunter Robin if you like the more adult series like Ghost in the Shell (with a little noir to it).

Talking about Noir - I liked it. Nothing like girls with guns.

Which one did you ask me if it is worth if you read the manga? If you are talking about DW, I heard that if you read the manga you are gonna be a bit disappointed for they changed a bit, but still good.


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Btw, by adult I do not mean with sexual themes. I just mean raw and gloomy and to an extent - realistic. hehe
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Post by: Cookies on August 24, 2012, 06:58:50 AM
I'm currently watching Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, and I'm going to try Spice and Wolf again afterwards even though I was bored to death the first time I tried to watch it.
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Post by: Rojas on August 24, 2012, 07:42:48 AM
^ spice and wolf is good.

I'm watching GOSICK currently.
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Post by: Daisetsu-bushido on September 02, 2012, 12:07:22 PM
GOSICK is really good :) It has this very interesting climate.

Right now I'm watching Kuroshi tsuji [The Black Butler]. Not so bad XD
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on September 03, 2012, 12:00:40 PM
I watched black butler a while back. wasn't too bad really. kinda weird though. specially the second series.

Not watching right this moment. but will be starting it soon. Cyborg 009. I remember watching it as a kid. and remembered loving it as well. really interested in getting back into it, despite remembering really nothing about it.
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Post by: Tyloe on September 07, 2012, 09:32:19 PM
Recently started Sword art online but stopped for a couple of weeks. My friends were wanting me to see it so I better catch up :)
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Post by: Cookies on September 08, 2012, 06:08:14 AM
Re-watching Cowboy Bebop~
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Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 08, 2012, 04:00:19 PM
im gonna watch Guilty Crown. Then watch Elfen Lied.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2012, 04:53:27 PM
ah guilty crown... i can't believe it's the same guy who made code geass. Halfway through the show i wanted to strangle the main character. so. damn. whiney!!!!

I and my friend have noticed that they're some pretty bland anime out there this 2012. Sure they've been spurced up with great graphics, but the stories just have flat fanservice and that's it. Ah well, there are some nice titles, but only a few. Forutunately there's a crapload of old school i haven't watched!
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Post by: P4 on September 16, 2012, 11:13:08 PM
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Post by: Rojas on September 16, 2012, 11:57:13 PM
I and my friend have noticed that they're some pretty bland anime out there this 2012. Sure they've been spurced up with great graphics, but the stories just have flat fanservice and that's it. Ah well, there are some nice titles, but only a few. Forutunately there's a crapload of old school i haven't watched!

I've noticed that too, do you actually know of any good anime that has recently came out?
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Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2012, 10:08:09 AM
Well it isn't exactly 2012 but i can't help but think of Tiger & Bunny (2010). There's the Neon Genesis remakes, I really liked Madoka Magiaca, there's Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, Mardock Scramble. Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt. You could try out Another (Even my anime hating brother liked this one )... I think that's all i can mention at the top of my head. Many of these are my tastes though so you may not like them that much.

@ P4 yeah they're written by the same person
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Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 18, 2012, 02:25:38 AM
I and my friend have noticed that they're some pretty bland anime out there this 2012. Sure they've been spurced up with great graphics, but the stories just have flat fanservice and that's it. Ah well, there are some nice titles, but only a few. Forutunately there's a crapload of old school i haven't watched!

i agree 100%
and you just reminded me. imma watch sailor moon when i can o,o
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Post by: legomaestro on September 18, 2012, 05:20:36 PM
About that, is sailor moon good?
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Post by: ReasonRevolutionaryVII on September 18, 2012, 07:28:11 PM
Sailor Moon is pretty good but suffers from the prolonged serialization syndrome in my opinion. After while it's just the same old same old.

For 2012 Another and Black Rock Shooter have been my favs. As far as old....I think I'll never get tired of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya but thats just me and one of many I could name.
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Post by: Jack Melancholy on September 18, 2012, 10:28:18 PM
o.o i forgot that was in the title of the anime. ^_^ now i remember why i like the word melancholy so much.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 20, 2012, 09:07:47 AM
Suzumiya Haruhi was the first light novel series i read properly. The translations could be better but the imagination in it was amazing. Glad to hear that the anime matches up to it.
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Post by: h_musick on September 20, 2012, 09:25:02 AM
just finished DeathNote and now im looking for another we can watch. It's hard to find one that my husband will like too. :glare: (im brainwashing him...its working)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on November 08, 2012, 08:04:03 PM
Welp. Just finished NHK again. Forgot how it tends to be super depressing >.< Definitely glad I went in for a second helping though.

Damn blue things are still creepy.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Matas on November 09, 2012, 06:02:18 AM
The currently airing anime im watching are:

Bakuman 3
Chitose Get You!!
Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shi-tai! (Hyphen to negate censor.)
K
Little Busters!
Psycho-Pass
Robotics;Notes
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Shin Sekai Yori
Sukitte Ii Na Yo
Sword Art Online
Tonari No Kaibutsu-Kun
Zetsuen no Tempest


Bakuman 3 and Tonari no Kaibutsu-Kun being my favorites out of them and Sword Art Online being the worst.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 09, 2012, 07:28:39 AM
Welp. Just finished NHK again. Forgot how it tends to be super depressing >.< Definitely glad I went in for a second helping though.

Damn blue things are still creepy.

It got to you too huh. I want to watch that thing again too. It's so mercileslly realistic, yet funny as heck and deep.  Has you tried casshern sins before?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on December 28, 2012, 01:14:28 PM
i've seen some epsiodes of casshern sins on toonami before. but that's about it.


anyrate. started watching Mawaru Penguindrum last night. I don't know what I'm watching exactly. But I'm pretty sure it's amazing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Maxite on December 28, 2012, 04:12:02 PM
Finished up Infinite Stratos a week ago, now I'm watching the second season of The World God Only Knows... And up next is... I haven't figured that out yet.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: suupertramp on December 28, 2012, 05:26:04 PM
currently watching accel world, and some other stuff which i forget.
i seem to be watching quite a few more recently aired stuff, maybe i am just running out of older stuff.
not only that but my rewatch list is VERY long.
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Post by: AOD-on-darkpoetry on January 04, 2013, 11:20:32 PM
oh... i remember that.

i just got done with 'The Story of Saiunkoku'...
another easy one, but it was good for a change...

also Air gear, A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives, Summer Wars, Angelic Layer, SAO, Strike Witches, Campione, Another, and some manga...

... that's way too much isn't it...  :blush:
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Post by: Coryn on January 05, 2013, 02:49:25 AM
finished penguindrum.

head exploded.

no idea what happened.

dear god it was awesome though.
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Post by: suupertramp on January 05, 2013, 01:44:23 PM
lol yeah.
it was an interesting watch for me, the end wasn't what i expected but at the same time i really wasn't surprised by the time i got to it :P
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Post by: Aranruthz on January 06, 2013, 09:12:23 AM
I just started to watch Code:Breaker and It's kind a nice I think. And of course Naruto, Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online
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Post by: suupertramp on January 06, 2013, 09:13:34 AM
of course :P
finally just started sword art online and kimi ni todoke S2
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Post by: Aranruthz on January 06, 2013, 09:21:30 AM
They must be ''of course'' :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: suupertramp on January 06, 2013, 10:16:24 AM
ususally everyone will be watching at least one long running anime
i would say most people its one piece, although i dunno
i watch naruto when i can be bothered, although i skip eps a lot :P
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Post by: Funes on January 18, 2013, 09:23:02 PM
Right now, I'm watching:
-Maoyuu maou yuusha
-Magi
-Psycho Pass
-Mangirl!
-Tamako Market
-Kotoura-san
-Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo
-Ishida to Asakura
-Cuticle Detective Inaba
-Teekyu

Kotoura-san will give me lof of feels, I'm sure of that, Oh poor Kotoura~
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Takeo on March 28, 2013, 05:28:29 PM
I tend to watch anime one full series at a time. For long-running anime, this can prove problematic, but I like concentrating on single series. The exception to this is watching anime with my fiancee, which is different than what I watch on my own. So, actually, I retract my statement. I watch two series at a time.

Currently, I'm watching Gakuen Alice and I'm not even ten episodes in yet. It's pretty awesome. Before that I watched through Shugo Chara! all the way through. That one was pretty cool and hilarious too.

With my fiancee, we're actually going through the entire series of Gintama, and thus far, we've busted our guts laughing so hard at some parts. It's a hilarious anime. Not quite the same as Azumanga Daioh, but hilarious nonetheless.
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Post by: joymov on March 28, 2013, 11:16:27 PM
im watching Future diary right now and also im watching Trouble children are coming to our world, aren't they?
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Post by: suupertramp on April 08, 2013, 12:44:03 PM
ive started a new idea, i am trying to watch almost everything that is airing at the moment, basically to keep up with the output of anime. so far i have found its is just about possible, but several series i drop because i dont like them :P

@funes that sounds like you are doing the same as me :P
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Post by: KenjiMinato on April 10, 2013, 09:26:53 AM
Currently I'm watching Sakigake!! Otokojuku (Charge!! Man's Private School) it's badass, truly one of the greatest anime's to come from the 80s.
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Post by: suupertramp on April 10, 2013, 11:17:44 AM
i loved that, it is indeed epic.

so far this week theres a load of episode 1's coming out for all different series since its the start of the season, and im like "too many.......
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on April 10, 2013, 09:03:49 PM
I just finished Brotherhood, Black Butler, and Bakuman. Haven't finished Robotics;notes yet.
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Post by: KagePen on April 11, 2013, 09:42:18 AM
Gintama ! its sooo funny ! :D And Gin-san Is awesome!!!! :ninja:

One last episode of bakuman to watch, then its all over..... After that I will shoot myself :sadbye:

I'm getting back into One Piece again cuz I really wanna catch up haha :D
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on May 14, 2013, 04:35:36 PM
For such a huge Gundam nut, I put off 00 for so long.

Started watching it after my exams and honestly, I thought it sucked.
That is, right up until now. I just finished the first season, and that last arc was an emotional storm. It only took them 20 episodes to bother giving any of the bridge characters actual characteristics but damn. Gotta watch the second season now...
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Post by: legomaestro on May 14, 2013, 04:46:55 PM
I thought it was mediocre too at first. Actually i just wanted to waste my time, but it kicks it up a notch for sure later in. Great show.
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on May 16, 2013, 09:58:08 PM
I'm starting the second season now and they made it 100x more Code Geass than season one.
I still need to be convinced, but the end of last season was pretty great, so I think it might be promising.
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Post by: legomaestro on May 19, 2013, 09:50:24 AM
Yeah i made the comparision to geass too in the end
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on May 27, 2013, 10:11:17 PM
Black Cat. Some nice action scenes.
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Post by: legomaestro on May 28, 2013, 04:01:52 AM
How i love that anime. One of my first to watch. And it's Black Cat
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Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on May 28, 2013, 08:22:37 PM
Just started Attack on Titan at a friends recommendation.
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Post by: Echo_River on May 28, 2013, 08:25:34 PM
I just finished Code geass first season.
That ending was such a hanger!!!  :o
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Post by: Hikari on May 29, 2013, 01:40:48 AM
Over the last 3 weeks I've started to watch a few anime, Higurashi,  Accel World, The world god only knows and Sakurasou. By far, my favourite would be Accel World, but the best one would probably be Higurashi although throughout it I noticed that 95% of the time I was thinking "you could solve all your problems by *censored*ing the girl(s) who are killing everyone". Reason? I'll give the second part as an example (first season), Mion said that she would have let him live, she held back when getting ready to stab and cried when he offered the deal to save Shion and Mion. Think about it, it obviously means that she likes him, doing that sort of thing is a win win win situation, saves Mion and Shion, saves himself, gets to have sex with one of his best friends.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on July 03, 2013, 11:36:52 PM
Finished Black Cat. Had some great music and action sequences. The writing was hit and miss. (Miss on the second half of the Creed arc).

Finished the 2006 Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Am watching the "Endless Eight" in the 2009 version. I actually like it so far, despite it being knocked as "lazy writing," but I'll be severely disappointed if it doesn't end perfectly (and I mean perfect in craft, not necessarily "happy.")

I think I'm going to watch Eden of the East next.
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Post by: wolf sama on July 04, 2013, 02:41:56 AM
BTOOM is beast
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on July 05, 2013, 02:00:49 PM
Rewatching Darker than Black actually. I have to say it's a lot better the second time. I think it might be one of my favorites ever.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on July 09, 2013, 08:05:08 PM
Finished Eden of the East. An interesting story with likable characters, but unsatisfying in the end. I suppose I got tired of the protagonist pretty quickly.
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Post by: Coryn on July 09, 2013, 10:04:20 PM
Just caught up on Attack on Titan. Didn't like it at first, but finally got a bit of comic relief by the third episode and everything clicked together nicely.
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Post by: Maihime on July 10, 2013, 03:01:44 AM
Stigma of the wind :dance:
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Post by: Echo_River on July 10, 2013, 07:28:21 PM
Hmm, was watching Code Geass, but it didn't sit well with my dad, so we started watched Red Data Girl instead.
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Post by: Takeo on July 10, 2013, 08:36:08 PM
Hmm, was watching Code Geass, but it didn't sit well with my dad, so we started watched Red Data Girl instead.

That's unfortunate...for your dad, he has no idea what he missed.

I just finished Soul Eater not long ago. It's amazing. Now to figure out what to see next...hmm...
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Post by: Echo_River on July 10, 2013, 09:37:35 PM
Hmm, was watching Code Geass, but it didn't sit well with my dad, so we started watched Red Data Girl instead.

That's unfortunate...for your dad, he has no idea what he missed.


Ahaha, well, I think it might've been partly my fault. I was commenting throughout that entire episode.
Then somehow it always happens that the parents come around when it's an unagreeable scene. (Such as mom appearing when there's a kissing scene that happens only once in a movie). The particular episode I was watching, Episode 7 specifically, started with the Emperor of Britannia spurning the Ten Commandments...(quickly explained he was the antagonist)

Then I had him explain the properties of methane hydrate, ahaha.

It was actually his first time seeing it, so I has to explain to him the plot (and for one I am good at bad explanations), like how.... well, the Suzaku, Lelouch (who's also Zero) and Nunally relationship thing...Gah.
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Post by: suupertramp on August 11, 2013, 10:33:14 AM
lol parents and anime are a great mix
when watching anime with others sometimes i cant stop talking either :P
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 11, 2013, 10:45:51 AM
Finished Baccano!; am watching Samurai Champloo
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Post by: TiNoSa on August 24, 2013, 02:29:12 AM
From the current anime season, I'm watching Free!, Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou, Servant x Service, Gin no Saji, Shingeki no Kyojin and Senyuu 2.
There are others which aren't from this current season that I'm watching too...
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 25, 2013, 12:02:38 AM
Currently re-watching Brotherhood. Started watching Fairy Tail. Not worth the hype, but still moderately enjoyable, certainly among the better shounen anime I've seen.
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Post by: Corycaly on August 30, 2013, 03:47:49 AM
I am currently watching the anime Free!
It's an anime about swimming competitions. I like it a lot!
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Post by: OmegaRay on August 30, 2013, 06:05:17 AM
Im currently watching Detective Conan & Naruto (if they make another fillers then ill just read the manga instead)
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Post by: DBNext on August 30, 2013, 08:18:24 AM
Im currently watching Detective Conan & Naruto (if they make another fillers then ill just read the manga instead)
Nothing in Naruto has been cannon for a long while. Each episode they show a few seconds of cannon and 90% is just filler. Just watch in a few months it'll get cancelled just like Bleach and Fairy Tale..
Read the manga
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Post by: OmegaRay on August 30, 2013, 08:31:33 AM
Im currently watching Detective Conan & Naruto (if they make another fillers then ill just read the manga instead)
Nothing in Naruto has been cannon for a long while. Each episode they show a few seconds of cannon and 90% is just filler. Just watch in a few months it'll get cancelled just like Bleach and Fairy Tale..
Read the manga

I Like watching with my friends and family in the big screen,but i might just read the manga, do you know anime ep 300=? chapter/volume manga?
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Post by: DBNext on August 30, 2013, 08:51:44 AM
The latest episode was chapter 570
http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/570
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Post by: Thy Obsessive Freak on August 30, 2013, 08:56:37 AM
Im currently watching Detective Conan & Naruto (if they make another fillers then ill just read the manga instead)
Nothing in Naruto has been cannon for a long while. Each episode they show a few seconds of cannon and 90% is just filler. Just watch in a few months it'll get cancelled just like Bleach and Fairy Tale..
Read the manga

*Crashes in* Wait! Bleach and Fairy Tale was cancelled  :o
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Post by: DBNext on August 30, 2013, 09:07:02 AM
Yep! I never watched Bleach so i don't really care. I also despise Fairy Tale so no biggie either.
Now if One Piece gets cancelled, i'm dead
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Post by: OmegaRay on August 30, 2013, 09:10:53 AM
The latest episode was chapter 570
http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/570
Thank you :)
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Post by: Thy Obsessive Freak on August 30, 2013, 09:43:48 AM
Yep! I never watched Bleach so i don't really care. I also despise Fairy Tale so no biggie either.
Now if One Piece gets cancelled, i'm dead

Had no idea, I stopped watching Bleach because it was getting ridiculous and Fairy tale, I don't why I didn't get into it. I think maybe because the main character felt too much like a rip off of Luffy from One piece, the girl character was going to be the old fashion femine sidekick which to be honest I'm getting sick of and just wasn't making sense. Though I believe it's quite popular isn't it? Though not as much as Bleach or other Animes.
Why did you not like it DBNext, if you don't mind me asking.
But One Piece is my favourite Anime (I think, been a while since I ranked my favourite animes)
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Post by: DBNext on August 30, 2013, 10:04:34 AM

Had no idea, I stopped watching Bleach because it was getting ridiculous and Fairy tale, I don't why I didn't get into it. I think maybe because the main character felt too much like a rip off of Luffy from One piece, the girl character was going to be the old fashion femine sidekick which to be honest I'm getting sick of and just wasn't making sense. Though I believe it's quite popular isn't it? Though not as much as Bleach or other Animes.
Why did you not like it DBNext, if you don't mind me asking.
But One Piece is my favourite Anime (I think, been a while since I ranked my favourite animes)

I did not like it because it doesn't take more than one glance to see that Fairy Tale is an obvious cash in on the popular One Piece. This image sums it up:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1175735_616285278411542_1609869242_n.jpg)

As for current anime i'm watching, i recently started Attack On Titan and Hunter X Hunter 2011
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Post by: h_musick on September 06, 2013, 04:55:13 PM
Watching penguindrum...
Poor Mr teacher guy... he will never know...
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on September 10, 2013, 12:21:01 AM
Trigun. I. Love. This. Show. :thumbsup:
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Post by: AiXXXMiu on September 13, 2013, 08:37:14 AM
At the moment I am watching something called "ghost hound", it's strange and a bit creepy .I'm enjoying it, though I think it's old  :hmm: oh well I still like it  :thumbsup:
And I also just finished watching an anime movie called "perfect blue" - now that disturbed me mentally, very good though. It keeps you in suspense, on the edge and completely confused until the last minute.
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Post by: miomaneku on September 13, 2013, 09:08:39 AM
Hi ppl I am watching hunterxhunter nowdays
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Post by: h_musick on September 20, 2013, 04:49:37 PM
is that one good? I haven't watched it yet
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Post by: OmegaRay on September 21, 2013, 01:11:01 AM
@h-musick which one? 
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on September 30, 2013, 07:39:38 PM
Finished Trigun. It was good, but not as good as I thought when the inner hype died down.

Now watching Dennou Coil, and enjoying it tremendously.
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Post by: Hikari on September 30, 2013, 09:28:27 PM

I did not like it because it doesn't take more than one glance to see that Fairy Tale is an obvious cash in on the popular One Piece. This image sums it up:

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As for current anime i'm watching, i recently started Attack On Titan and Hunter X Hunter 2011
you dont like things that arent original yet you like one piece which is a rip off of Dragon ball, and you like shingeki no kyojin which is  a rip off of evangelion and full metal alchemist... hmmm, sorry to bust balls but it kinda defeats the purpose
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 16, 2013, 07:50:35 PM
Just finished Marawu Penguindrum. I honestly don't know what to say. I didn't like how sexualized it was, but it's the closest an anime's ever brought me to tears. I've tried to watch the pilots of multiple highly-acclaimed animes that I'm bound to like, but I can't do it. I just can't get over the onslaught of emotions that the show left for me. This doesn't happen very often at all.
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Post by: Nairbons on October 16, 2013, 08:17:08 PM
Just finished Marawu Penguindrum. I honestly don't know what to say. I didn't like how sexualized it was, but it's the closest an anime's ever brought me to tears. I've tried to watch the pilots of multiple highly-acclaimed animes that I'm bound to like, but I can't do it. I just can't get over the onslaught of emotions that the show left for me. This doesn't happen very often at all.

Yeah, Penguindrum is one of those anime series that's schizophrenic in terms of tone and storytelling, but still capable of bringing everything together in a very deliberate and well-crafted way. Even the parts that came across as fanservice-y flowed well enough that I was able to either laugh them off or focus on what was going on plot-wise.

Speaking of fanservice, though. Is everybody watching Kill La Kill? It's from the same team that did Gurren Lagann. And it really shows. Oh Lordy this show:

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/43e6b53f2493208bd715b22641f9f5d8/tumblr_mu4efcraUO1st3a1so1_500.gif)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/52b518624127ee321d949857b715f73a/tumblr_mu4ugpZz9c1so8ynro1_r2_500.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/df51bdff81c076a64255179332e6401e/tumblr_mu47eha5qG1qelac3o2_500.gif)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/0fa710ac576b99adb88aeb1e100cefaf/tumblr_mu4cergjEz1st3a1so1_r1_500.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/5ef32c3edeeff4ef8249f794614f8ec8/tumblr_mu4cergjEz1st3a1so2_r1_500.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/eeb185c8041e97af2754b30c69590364/tumblr_mu4cergjEz1st3a1so3_r1_500.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/3829d6931a9f57292b65a7f6ccd93f1b/tumblr_mu4cergjEz1st3a1so4_r2_500.gif)
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 16, 2013, 08:59:37 PM
Just finished Marawu Penguindrum. I honestly don't know what to say. I didn't like how sexualized it was, but it's the closest an anime's ever brought me to tears. I've tried to watch the pilots of multiple highly-acclaimed animes that I'm bound to like, but I can't do it. I just can't get over the onslaught of emotions that the show left for me. This doesn't happen very often at all.

Yeah, Penguindrum is one of those anime series that's schizophrenic in terms of tone and storytelling, but still capable of bringing everything together in a very deliberate and well-crafted way. Even the parts that came across as fanservice-y flowed well enough that I was able to either laugh them off or focus on what was going on plot-wise.
I mean, gosh, the symbols! It's put me in a writer's existential crisis.
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Post by: Echo_River on October 16, 2013, 09:23:40 PM
Now on to Eureka Seven.
Which I have to thank Lorenx and Lego greatly for recommending cause I've been looking for that anime for ages. You guys have saved my past.  :dance:
 I saw an episode at a friends house (in english) when I was younger and got intrigued, but sadly didn't know the name and didn't have the channel. But I recognized one of the scenes recently. So happy.
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Post by: Hikari on October 17, 2013, 04:33:34 AM
I guess its stupid to ask but is anyone watching Kuroko no Basuke? Im caught up to the manga and the story so far is soooooo epic!!! Gooooo Akashi!!!!!!!!!  :D
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 18, 2013, 11:20:27 AM
Finally getting to Neon Genesis Evangelion. I didn't think I could watch any anime again after the emotional hurricane that was Marawu Penguindrum, but NGE did not disappoint.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 18, 2013, 11:30:41 AM
You finished Mawaru Penguindrum just now? Me too! Just last month and mein gott that was a masterpiece. I felt like I couldn't watch anything else either. Actually I still haven't settled on an anime I plan on watching in one go, i'm just following the ones that are still being serialized. The compsition for the episodes from the 20s was brilliant. The music, the poetry aargh..

Penguindrumm was awesome
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 18, 2013, 12:23:31 PM
You finished Mawaru Penguindrum just now? Me too! Just last month and mein gott that was a masterpiece. I felt like I couldn't watch anything else either. Actually I still haven't settled on an anime I plan on watching in one go, i'm just following the ones that are still being serialized. The compsition for the episodes from the 20s was brilliant. The music, the poetry aargh..

Penguindrumm was awesome
:sadbye: I still tear up thinking about it. I want to write something as good as that.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 18, 2013, 02:41:33 PM
Same hear
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 18, 2013, 11:07:54 PM
Neon Genesis Evangelion + Cromartie Highschool = Steady recovery
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Post by: legomaestro on October 19, 2013, 05:21:28 AM
Never heard of cromartie Highschool.

I'm warning you in advance evangelion has a gainax ending! it makes no sense.
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Post by: suupertramp on October 19, 2013, 09:22:26 AM
cromartie highschool is epic, a comedy around the only normal person in a school for delinquents :P
definitely recommended :P

currently watching phy brain season 2 since the 3rd is airing
and aria the animation

i tried watching all the airing animes, its just hard to only watch one episode a week, im better off watching a whole seaon in two days or something.

just watched Haruhi after all this time having not watched it, cant wait to watch the disappearance of haruhi film, apparently its good :P
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Post by: legomaestro on October 19, 2013, 09:28:50 AM
I stay away from haruhi, but i've read some of the light novels so I know what happens. She's frustratingly god like this haruhi person >...> She warps reality and stuff and ugh! But i can't deny it's interesting. I'll get around to watching the anime eventually

Aria the animation huh? I'd try that out.

But i'm surprised someone is mentioning phy brain. I thought it'd be a flop. It looked like it was overadvertised imo... What makes you think it's worth the watch?
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 19, 2013, 11:03:58 AM
I enjoyed Haruhi, but I'd have liked to watch the first series in the "Haruhi" order. "Disappearance" was great.
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Post by: suupertramp on October 19, 2013, 02:10:34 PM
@lego due to my levelling personality my ratings for anime go from about 6 to 9, not 0 to 10. therefore by my standards almost everything is good, with hardly any exceptions. phy brain was ok just because it was different, although you are correct it was probably a flop. season 3 is airing as we speak so someone liked it :P
to me everything is worth the watch, if its different i like to watch it to see how they do it, like - an anime on solving puzzles, how do you even make that interesting at all? etc.
btw im almost at 300 animes watched, not many but not few either :P
haruhi is worth the watch, as much as anything else i would say. i didnt realise gintoki was the voice of kyon, which made it infinitely better, and so much funnier :P
yeah i wish i had watched the eps in the original order now. endless 8 was rather disappointing as expected.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 19, 2013, 02:49:26 PM
I actually liked Endless Eight. I know I'm a minority in that regard, though.
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Post by: suupertramp on October 19, 2013, 03:40:35 PM
the arc itself was really good storywise, but the repetitions of the episodes were too similar (ie bad presentation i think). it felt like they were just spamming episodes. i still watched all 8 though :P
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Post by: legomaestro on October 19, 2013, 03:43:35 PM
300 anime is a little >.>

Well I'll give it a try I guess then if you say that much.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 19, 2013, 04:26:32 PM
the arc itself was really good storywise, but the repetitions of the episodes were too similar (ie bad presentation i think). it felt like they were just spamming episodes. i still watched all 8 though :P
Part of the appeal was the similarity to things like Nyan Cat. It felt very relevant, and even though it was extremely novel, that novel-ness enhanced the quirkiness of the show.

Also, watching 300 anime depresses me. I don't ever want to get to the point where animes don't affect me as much as they do. I want to keep my 1 to 10 scale.
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Post by: suupertramp on October 20, 2013, 03:35:43 AM
@papis true it was novel, but i think the reason it hadnt been done was because people thought it would be a bad idea, hence the bad reception of endless 8. its more i dont understand why there had to be 6 extra repetitions. it definitely made the loop seem really powerful and gave it a powerful gloomy atmosphere, but i imagine that could have been done in less repeats somehow.

as for the scale -  i have been like that from the beginning, its part of my nature, not caused by watching a lot of anime :P
if anything i appreciate them more since i understand a lot more culture/references etc.

@lego most people would say that :P
to be honest theres plenty of anime out there, watch it if you like, dont if you dont :P
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Post by: legomaestro on October 20, 2013, 10:18:48 AM
Roger roger.

And it looks like endless eight is another anime going in my list
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 20, 2013, 10:31:16 AM
^It's actually an arc of the second Haruhi series.

@suupertramp, did you watch it all in one sitting?

And I hear you (about the watching 300 anime thing). I suppose I've just seen myself becoming less and less affected by anime. That is, until Penguindrum.
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Post by: suupertramp on October 20, 2013, 11:16:25 AM
yeah i watched it all in one go, i already knew about endless 8 though so i wasnt surprised.
you think it would have made a difference if i watched the eps separately?
haha penguindrum, that last episode :P

@lego by our comments i can see why you would have thought the endless 8 arc was an anime :P
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Post by: legomaestro on October 20, 2013, 11:18:04 AM
>....>

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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 22, 2013, 10:21:26 PM
Replacing Cromartie with Monster. So far I can feel its intrigue strings pulling at my soul.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 23, 2013, 10:47:43 AM
You will be intruiged further more. You chose yet another masterpiece. I'm sure it'll inspire your work with Dream Library
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 24, 2013, 12:11:52 PM
That was my first thought when I started watching it, and why I exchanged Cromartie for it. (Also, Cromartie was starting to get a bit old. I'm not well versed enough in the delinquent genre to get all the references).

So far it's pretty amazing. 
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 30, 2013, 11:58:25 PM
Right now, Monster is approaching masterpiece status.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2013, 12:30:51 AM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 02, 2013, 12:20:07 PM
^You know HBO is making a live action adaption of Monster. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro of Pan's Labyrinth/Pacific Rim fame no less.
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Post by: everlastin01 on November 02, 2013, 01:55:05 PM
The Original Pokémon series.....the one with Misty
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Post by: MiaToSweet on November 02, 2013, 03:58:34 PM
* Amnesia
* Brothers Conflict
* & Accel World
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Post by: legomaestro on November 02, 2013, 04:14:27 PM
Is Amnesia any good?
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Post by: everlastin01 on November 02, 2013, 04:39:02 PM
Is Amnesia any good?

I first thought of the game...(I spend way to much time on youtube)
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Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2013, 03:08:19 AM
^You know HBO is making a live action adaption of Monster. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro of Pan's Labyrinth/Pacific Rim fame no less.

WHOA I DIDN'T SEE THIS AT THE TIME. Are you frakking serious!? That's Amazing! Oh man oh man! HBO no less. Oh man i'm so watching that! I'm so totally watching that!
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 05, 2013, 12:08:41 AM
Just finished Monster. Yeah, it's a masterpiece. It didn't leave me as comfortably as I thought it would. You see,
Spoiler
I thought the last episode would reveal everything about Johan's motivations, but it took me a good twenty minutes until I finally figured it all out. The series ended perfectly, I think, but it definitely took some thought on the part of the watcher.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2013, 08:43:46 AM
Yay!!!!! Another believer!

I found the ending excellent as well, but I didn't quite figure out all his motivations. That last statement though 'Who do you think she thought she was giving away?' That was food for thought.

Awesome piece of work!
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 05, 2013, 10:36:03 AM
Man, I don't know what to watch, now. Are there any other Urasawa-based animes?
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Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2013, 10:40:25 AM
Not in the same vein of seriousness though. The one he broke out with was Yawara! It's a judo anime about a girl. I'm not doubting it's still interesting, but it's 103 episodes. It's sort of erm... shounenish? You know, not a tight focused anime that ends in a jiff. But it's the best you can try.

Oh wait there's Master Keaton! It'd be great if you could tell me what that one's like.

If only 20th Century Boys got an anime adaptation. It's only got live actions, but that one I consider his mangum opus. (Well, not really. Monster puts up a good fight)
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 05, 2013, 11:06:19 AM
I'll have to read 20th Century Boys. Still sorting through that ending. Found that "70+ Page Analysis" online, but I wasn't satisfied with it.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2013, 11:20:49 AM
There was a page analysis? I'll stay away from that. I'll leave things as they are in my mind. I think it'll be very possible for me to watch the anime even after reading the manga. I'll still find it interesting.
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Post by: Coach Fro on November 05, 2013, 11:29:05 AM
I was watching sword art online for awhile. Stopped around episode twelve though. The way the story was progressing was so irritating. And there was no characters I actually liked. Not even the black guy, which is weird for me because I usually like every black character in every anime I ever watched. Maybe it's because I'm black.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2013, 11:33:37 AM
Ahahaha! Almost the same episode I stopped as well. I asked my friend if i was maybe being too judgmental, but he explained what exactly I was 'missing' from that episode on and I was glad that I dropped it.

Just my personal thoughts, mind. I know people really like that show, but I just couldn't stand it.
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Post by: Coach Fro on November 05, 2013, 11:38:20 AM
I'm with you on that one bro. And you know what's crazy, every new season there's a different game. There's one season where they're freaking using guns and there is another one where they're flying I think. I don't know man, just doesn't sound too appealing to me.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2013, 11:49:01 AM
Haha, guns show up in that story? Hmm... I think I might end up watching that one which people are considering an SAO rip off... maybe it's done a little better. I just forgot it's name though
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Post by: Coach Fro on November 05, 2013, 11:54:11 AM
I just googled it. I think it's called Gun Gale Online.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2013, 01:20:38 PM
Found it

http://myanimelist.net/anime/17265/Log_Horizon
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 08, 2013, 01:53:31 PM
Some more details about the Del Toro adaption of Monster: http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/guillermo-del-toro-shares-his-aspirations-for-urasawas-monster/ (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/guillermo-del-toro-shares-his-aspirations-for-urasawas-monster/)
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Post by: legomaestro on November 09, 2013, 08:50:42 AM
that looks really promising.

What anime are you on now?
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 09, 2013, 02:43:40 PM
I'm finally watching Code Geass right now. I tried out Master Keaton and Paranoia Agent. They were good from what I watched. I'll probably return to them after CG.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 09, 2013, 02:53:00 PM
Oh man Geass... you never watched it?! Share me your brain for just a moment! I want to watch it over and over without knowing what happens.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 09, 2013, 05:31:07 PM
I like it, but I'm not thrilled with it at the moment. I don't think this one will make it to masterpiece status in my book.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2013, 05:55:24 AM
Hehe I can understand that honestly. It made it in mine though hehe
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 10, 2013, 03:27:45 PM
I suppose it's the kind of show where all its strength are actually its faults and vice versa. The way it machine guns the story to you with lots of melodrama and little subtlety is at once both exciting and grueling.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2013, 07:04:23 PM
Indeed.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 21, 2013, 04:47:38 PM
Finished Code Geass. Good ending. I wished, however, that the story was presented with a bit more slowly. The characters were underdeveloped and I didn't care about them as much as I think I probably should have. The characters' moral arguments, too, were usually a bit unclear and contradictory. Other than those objections, I really enjoyed the series and can see why people like it so much, but I wasn't gushing over it like I thought I would be.
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Post by: Lumaria on November 21, 2013, 05:10:29 PM
Finished Code Geass. Good ending. I wished, however, that the story was presented with a bit more slowly. The characters were underdeveloped and I didn't care about them as much as I think I probably should have. The characters' moral arguments, too, were usually a bit unclear and contradictory. Other than those objections, I really enjoyed the series and can see why people like it so much, but I wasn't gushing over it like I thought I would be.

I find that there were a few under developed characters, but i liked how some turned out.

Other than that, i felt some characters were far too strong. i did feel certain characters were under developed, but i think that was mostly in R2.
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Post by: Kaede on November 21, 2013, 06:00:32 PM
i just finished GJ club, im gonna watch the boy who murdered love next
 :dance:

edit: soooo... turns out the video i saw wasn't an anime series, it was a AMV for the song :the boy who murdered love" now i just feel silly :blush:
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 22, 2013, 12:39:33 AM
Watching FLCL and, well, it's the best thing ever.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 22, 2013, 12:47:11 AM
Oh dude savour the experience. I loved that show. It meant a lot to me on a personal level, and I liked it so much I had this odd imperative not to let anyone else know about it >.> dunno why the heck i felt like that.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 22, 2013, 10:24:33 AM
I find that there were a few under developed characters, but i liked how some turned out.

Other than that, i felt some characters were far too strong. i did feel certain characters were under developed, but i think that was mostly in R2.
Yeah it was mainly in R2, but still present in the first series. The whole story moved very fast which was both a flaw and a strength. In the end, though, I'd have liked it to slow down

Oh dude savour the experience. I loved that show. It meant a lot to me on a personal level, and I liked it so much I had this odd imperative not to let anyone else know about it >.> dunno why the heck i felt like that.
Consider it savored. I love the use of shoegaze, grunge, etc. as the soundtrack, the robots, the aliens, the middle-school-ish misanthropy of the MC. It makes me super nostalgic, but not painfully so.

I plan to watch several shorter (less than 15 ep) series before watching another long one. Any suggestions?
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Post by: legomaestro on November 22, 2013, 10:58:34 AM
Angel Beats... *wipes a tear from his eyes. Gave that one a 10/10

Katanagatari... except every episode is 30+ minutes. gave that one a biased 10 since i like the author.

Baccano! Even my anime hating brother can quote lines from it. Great show 10/10

Ga-Rei Zero: sort of a show on an oasis... common plot, but it's darker and edgier vibe makes it worth a good basic watch. 6 to 7/10

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Post by: Takeo on November 22, 2013, 01:01:59 PM
Dude, Angel Beats was great, albeit a little rushed (it would benefit if the series were longer). And Baccano! is freaking amazing.

As for me, I'm going through Inuyasha right now, only because I've never seen it. It's not the greatest anime ever, and is often rife with cliche, but it's still a decent classic if nothing else, with likeable characters.

I had finished Fate/Stay Night not long ago, and that was good, minus the somewhat arbitrary ending, and am also currently watching Toradora! with my fiancee. She's thoroughly enjoying it, which is good because we both had reservations about watching it.
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Post by: Echo_River on November 22, 2013, 02:44:17 PM
Baccano! was too short for me. I wished it ran longer, but then it wouldn't be the same. Loved the art and soundtrack though.

Inuyasha started me off on manga because everyone else in my class (Ev-er-y-one) knew about it and I didn't.  :sick: I felt so left out. Then I actually mistakened Naruto for Inuyasha  :blush:
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 22, 2013, 03:04:42 PM
I've actually seen Baccano! I liked it. A bit on the unnecessary side with the stylized gore, but, otherwise it was quite good. I kind of wish I had watched the subs, though. Baccano!'s dub is something everyone seems to praise, and the voice acting is great, but the translated scripts for most dubs are usually riddled with glaring redundancies, awkward phrasing, and inauthentic word choice. Baccano! was no exception. I feel like Viz Media needs to get a team of writers to work on making the translated dialogue work.

I'll check out the ones you recommended, Lego. I plan to watch New Fist of the North Star next, though.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 22, 2013, 03:09:41 PM
Whoa tell me how it goes with that one.

And
Dude, Angel Beats was great, albeit a little rushed (it would benefit if the series were longer). And Baccano! is freaking amazing.

As for me, I'm going through Inuyasha right now, only because I've never seen it. It's not the greatest anime ever, and is often rife with cliche, but it's still a decent classic if nothing else, with likeable characters.

I had finished Fate/Stay Night not long ago, and that was good, minus the somewhat arbitrary ending, and am also currently watching Toradora! with my fiancee. She's thoroughly enjoying it, which is good because we both had reservations about watching it.

Sorry I must ask Fate/Zero or Fate/Stay Night? Hm, to put it mildly i didn't quite particularly enjoy fate/stay night. "people die when they are killed" and all. I do have the visual novel though, and that's definately more enjoyable *nosebleed
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Post by: addg22 on November 29, 2013, 01:35:05 PM
Im watching
Kuroko

Outbreak company

Beyond the boundary

Golden time

My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy.

Alll of these are great especially golden time! I love drama rofl and comedy.

And of course naruto and one peice
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 29, 2013, 05:52:28 PM
Finished FLCL (9.5/10), watched the first episode of Angel Beats! (wasn't that interested), didn't even get past the title sequence of New Fist of the North Star, watched the first episode of X (which I plan to continue), watched and finished Captain Harlock: Endless Odyssey (8/10).
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Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2013, 05:42:10 AM
I thought Captain Harlock was too dated. X? Never heard of that anime I'll try it out.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 30, 2013, 10:30:35 AM
Harlock's character designs were really odd, but the world they were in was fascinating. Of course, Endless Odyssey is Madhouse, so despite the weird-looking designs, the animation was great and the whole thing was visually awesome. It seems like the kind of show that would be best to watch when you're feverish.

X is one by Clamp (people that designed characters in Code Geass). The first episode reminded me of Neon Genesis Evangelion in the way it built up tension with sound and didn't use a lot of music. When they did, it was that much more satisfying. The writing wasn't amazing, but it was a cohesive whole, which is what I liked about Harlock as well.
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Post by: TiNoSa on December 07, 2013, 05:18:31 PM
^ X is nice. Too bad the manga is on hiatus for more than a decade =(

~//~

From this current anime season, I'm watching:
Kuroko no Basket 2
Yowamushi Pedal
Daiya no A
(yeah, I like sports anime)
Kill la Kill
Samurai Flamenco
Kyousougiga
Gifuu Doudou!! Kanetsugu to Keiji
And I'll start Magi 2 soon =D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on December 07, 2013, 07:02:37 PM
Kuroko is awesome. Flamenco is fun (The Kickass of Japan)

Magi 2 is already upon us? Nice! I haven't tried out the others though. What's Kyousougiga?
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 07, 2013, 07:50:07 PM
Sort of alternating between X and Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on December 08, 2013, 01:44:20 AM
Oh dude Paipis you've started Legend of The Galactic Heroes? Comrade in arms! How are you watching it the site I was using stopped off its episoside 22 and skips to 24 and I didn't want to spoil it. It's usually given a 10/10 masterpiece rating, and is apparently 'the star wars of japan'. That's how highly esteemed it is, and from what I saw so far I couldn't agree more.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 08, 2013, 08:27:03 AM
I'm still in the earliest episodes. I'm watching it on Youtube, though.
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Post by: legomaestro on December 08, 2013, 11:07:06 AM
Better than nothing. I'll try it out there as well.
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Post by: Echo_River on December 08, 2013, 04:38:04 PM
Well, not done some of the other series, but my dad and bros got hooked on Log Horizon, so I watched it with them. So far I'd say it interests me a lot.
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Post by: legomaestro on December 08, 2013, 06:09:20 PM
I love Log Horizon! It's a great direction to take with that sort of genre of game. Interesting that your family totally watches anime too haha.
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Post by: Echo_River on December 20, 2013, 06:54:18 PM
So other than Log Horizon, Detective Conan, and Eureka Seven, I've also started watching Death Note and Black Butler. 

@Lego Haha, only my dad and brothers. My mom doesn't like it much at all. And it still manages to happen that the most horrible parts are playing when she catches us watching.
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Post by: Manimal on December 29, 2013, 04:58:16 PM
I just finished ToraDora last week and I had to let it sit for a while since it was so good. It's so hard to follow up good series. But I started Little Busters last night and it's pretty good so far.
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Post by: DXDEVIL13 on December 29, 2013, 05:38:31 PM
I just finished ToraDora last week and I had to let it sit for a while since it was so good. It's so hard to follow up good series. But I started Little Busters last night and it's pretty good so far.
Yea ToraDora was great! It was actually the first anime I watched with Japenese audio and subs instead of dub.

Right now I'm in the last episode of Code Geass and till now it's brilliant!
Also started watching Kill la Kill yesterday.
Title: What are you Watching?
Post by: Hikari on March 02, 2014, 07:02:02 PM
So? What are ya watching?
atm im viewing Fate Zero ^^
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Post by: Vacant on March 02, 2014, 07:16:29 PM
I just finished guilty crown, was pleasently surprised by it.  I'm currently rewatching code geass again. I've heard good things about kill la kill and magi so I'm thinking of jumping into those next
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Post by: Hikari on March 02, 2014, 07:19:02 PM
Ive heard a lot of people say that the only good thing about guilty crown is its soundtrack, I may have to watch it to find out.
I may never see Kill la kill just because it doesnt look that good to me. But yes, magi is magical, the manga is doing amazingly right now
Title: Re: What are you Watching?
Post by: Vacant on March 02, 2014, 07:24:54 PM
Yeah I was a bit iffy on it at first but it grew on me.  Not one I would put in my top ten but certainly worth a watch. And j know what you mean about kill la kill it doesn't appeal to me going off what I know of it.  But I said the same about attack on titan and wondered what the fuss was about until I watched it. Damn was I glad I did :p
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Post by: Hikari on March 02, 2014, 07:29:23 PM
I watched Nisekoi... I will not recommend it due to the fact that its basically To Love ru, minus the originality (guy likes girl, strange girl comes out of nowhere). The last episode I watched, there was a new character who is a childhood friend of the new girl, my reaction? "OH COME ON! IS THIS LIKE A REALLY CRAPPY SPIN OFF?!"
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Post by: Rojas on March 07, 2014, 12:43:27 PM
Hmm just to recommend a good anime out there I would recommend people to watch Suisei no Gargantia. It's a pretty cool anime if you haven't seen it. Also story gets pretty intense, waiting for the second season coming out soon.

(http://toutvostfr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Suisei-no-Gargantia.jpg)
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Post by: Vacant on March 07, 2014, 03:49:14 PM
@Rojas. Thank you, that looks like my kind of show! I shall give it a watch this weekend and see!
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Post by: Rojas on March 08, 2014, 02:08:17 PM
You're welcome, also the figma for Amy is amazing. ;3 Just sayin'.
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Post by: Manimal on March 12, 2014, 11:29:47 AM
I'm watching HenNeko right now. It's a decent series but I think it has tone problems. There are a lot of moments that would be really good in another series. The main girl also isn't that interesting. I love the Steel Queen though shes' the best girl.
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Post by: GingerStark on March 18, 2014, 06:10:43 PM
Going to watch attack on Titan with my dad is weekend. Don't know much about it other than it's pretty serious stuff, but sounds enjoyable.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on March 18, 2014, 06:36:33 PM
You shall not be disappointed by Attack on Titan, it is one of the few shows out there that lives up to the hype.

I've just started Psycho Pass and Kill La Kill, the former seem's to grab me far more, although as two totally different shows it's not really fair for me to draw a comparison between the two......sorry Kill la Kill, please wait patiently on the sub's bench until further notice.
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Post by: GingerStark on March 18, 2014, 06:43:29 PM
I hope so! My dad is very picky when it comes to TV shows, so either this will be a bonding moment between father and son or another bout of him questioning flaws and making dad jokes  8) Either works for me!

I heard of Psycho Pass I think, it looks like a neat concept, similar to Minority Report. If TV shows can make you question ethics (The case of apprehending criminals before they commit a crime) then it's a good show in my opinion.
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Post by: Gaff on March 18, 2014, 06:50:54 PM
I was disappointed with Psycho-Pass.  There was a nice idea behind it, but the characters didn't grab me and the whole thing felt like they were trying too hard to spell everything out to the audience.  I get that I'm in the minority on that one, though.
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Post by: Vacant on March 18, 2014, 07:02:08 PM
Yeah I got that about them spoonfeeding info to the audience, like when they explained the Gun and how it works it seemed a little bit forced.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on March 18, 2014, 08:27:19 PM
Since you guys were discussing Attack on Titan, I have a question...

So I've been looking into new anime to watch after Naruto is over (I really only have time to watch one anime at a time lol) and I've seen a lot of hype over Attack on Titan. However, I hear it's pretty gory. I can handle gore, I just don't enjoy it. I've come across several images and gifs from Attack on Titan and the gore didn't really bother me, I just didn't like looking at it... Gore just isn't something I go out of my way to see. So the question is, is the story good enough that people like me who dislike gore can look over that aspect for the quality of the story?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on March 18, 2014, 09:01:56 PM
I would say so. It does show some strong scenes of death and blood, but the violence isn't too overboard akin to Elfen Lied or Deadman Wonderland. The violence and action in attack on titan is secondary to the plot I think. The main focus of the story is the depiction of the hopeless struggle and how fragile Humanity is in the face of the Titans. So I would definitely say it's worth watching :)

(I may lose Manpoints for this but I have to be honest. Excessive Violence in a show tend's to be a negative for me too, as most of the time it's done just for shock value and is rarely warrented)
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Post by: legomaestro on March 19, 2014, 03:08:31 AM
Gen Urobochi is really blazing the anime scene now, with season two for both Susei no Gargantia (didn't really enjoy that) Fate Zero (Read both the books and watched the anime. Loved it.) and Psycho Pass (Awesome. Not looking forward to second season for fear that it may be ruined.) And then it's supposed to have already come out by now. Expelled from Paradise, and some other one called Aldnoah Zero. Depressing epic stories ftw!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Rojas on March 19, 2014, 09:44:53 AM
Hmm I'll have to look a few of those you mentioned up Lego.

P.S. I love Gargantia

(http://i.imgur.com/i198JfO.jpg)
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Post by: GingerStark on March 23, 2014, 04:27:21 PM
Just watched the first 4 episodes of Attack on Titan... oh my god, I think I'm obsessed! THe whole thing is just perfect and amazing! Episode 2 was a bit dragged out, but the whole thing is just awesome! The art, the music, the characters (Sasha... no one has made me laugh like she has!) and that's before any real fighting!

I'm in loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove!!!  :santa:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on April 07, 2014, 12:03:23 AM
Kure-nai and kure-ntly loving it
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Post by: FreezingCicada on May 12, 2014, 09:44:29 PM
This anime season.

- Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou:
Rom-com. I enjoy quite a lot to keep watching it.
And the jokes are funny too.

- Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei:
Action scenes are extremely well animated. Nuff said.

- Ping Pong The Animation:
Best thing this season. I enjoy the character development alot.

-Hitsugi no Chaika:
I like it almost as much as ping pong this season.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 12, 2014, 10:00:49 PM
Fairy Tail 2014
-Show of the season maybe the year. Amazing. They came back with big bangs and it's awesome so far. I love the new OP as well.

Date A Live II
-Decent so far. The twins are great (the fan service in episode 3 was Godly). The plot is getting pretty stupid thought.

Black Bullet
-Great show. I was very surprised how good it was. I am very interested to see where it goes.

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Post by: everlastin01 on May 13, 2014, 09:22:39 PM
I am watching HunterxHunter....I am addicted to it
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Post by: Coryn on May 13, 2014, 09:23:31 PM
Monogatari Series Second Season


I hope this show never stops happening.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on May 13, 2014, 10:20:18 PM
I am watching HunterxHunter....I am addicted to it
HUNTER x HUNTER 2011? Better be - It's god damned glorious... Hisoka and Killua are my favorites... because Hisoka (Jester guy... think that's how you spell it) is a perv and has this certain uniqueness about him, it's hilarious... and Killua is just a really adorable assassin.

Some of the more recent episodes were also hilarious... Pouf and Youpi... feeding... not saying any more.
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Post by: Manimal on June 21, 2014, 05:01:51 PM
Just finished MM! it was very mediocre. Good enough to watch the whole thing but really at the end there wasn't much to like about it. Really the best parts where with the mother and sister who where really funny. But really it wasn't the great. When it comes to high school club animes stuff I prefer the a little less wacky ones like Snafu and Hagani over the stupidity of stuff like HenNeko and MM! that can't be taken seriously.

Also watched Redline last night, I LOVED IT. I don't rate animes 10 very often but Redline is the forth thing I've seen worthy of a 10. I was super into it the whole time and just amazed by what I was watching. The animation was out of this world and just seeing all the little things like certain movements or all the devices and stuff was just so cool. It was such a fantastic film. The story was simple as I like it and the racing was amazing. So adrenaline filled! THIS is the stuff that I like the most! Awesome!
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Post by: Lumaria on June 21, 2014, 05:05:35 PM
I would give Redline a 9. because the ending was extra cheesy. now they could've expanded on that scene, they could've not add it in, but it really detracts from the rest of the film.

Other than that, it was still really good film. just not the best ending it could've had.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 21, 2014, 05:42:41 PM
Wow I didn't expect redline to be rated so highly. I really enjoyed it too though.

This season I am watching mekakucity actors and Black bullet, and can take them or leave them. Also trying to watch ping pong when I have time.

Looking forward to some of the series continuations in the summer season too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on June 21, 2014, 05:54:18 PM
This summer season seems pretty weak minus more Fairy Tail and Space Dandy (I'm so excited for more Dandy!!! The first season was so good!) None of the other shows seem to be all that interesting. Glasslip is the only one I'm even considering checking out.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 21, 2014, 05:58:50 PM
Just finished Attack on Titan. I'll probably go back and watch/re-watch some older shows. Currently following Mushishi: Zoku Shou.
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Post by: Hikari on June 21, 2014, 06:01:54 PM
Just finished Attack on Titan. I'll probably go back and watch/re-watch some older shows. Currently following Mushishi: Zoku Shou.
Ive added Mushishi to my watch list... is it any good Paipis?
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Post by: MissChurro on June 21, 2014, 06:04:23 PM
I also just finished Attack on Titan, and I'm currently watching:
Naruto
Mekakucity Actors (Still not sure how I feel about this one. I liked the manga better.)
Magi
And... I guess that's it haha. ::)
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Post by: NO1SY on June 21, 2014, 06:07:42 PM
Magi was great :)

Yeah not really sure what I feel about mekakucity actors either... you kinda find out more of whats going on every episode but the story seems to be standing still...
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Post by: MissChurro on June 21, 2014, 06:11:24 PM
Magi was great :)

Yeah not really sure what I feel about mekakucity actors either... you kinda find out more of whats going on every episode but the story seems to be standing still...

I'm only a few episodes into Magi, but I'm liking it so far! Aladdin is adorable. xD

Have you heard the song series/read the manga? It all makes so much more sense when all three are combined, because each gives details the others don't.
The song series is called Kagerou Project and the manga is called Kagerou Days. ^-^
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 21, 2014, 06:13:10 PM
Just finished Attack on Titan. I'll probably go back and watch/re-watch some older shows. Currently following Mushishi: Zoku Shou.
Ive added Mushishi to my watch list... is it any good Paipis?
It's one of my favorites. Very minimalist and meditative. Definitely worth the watch. The closest thing I could compare it to is Spirited Away, but more laid-back.
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Post by: MissChurro on June 21, 2014, 06:18:42 PM
Just finished Attack on Titan. I'll probably go back and watch/re-watch some older shows. Currently following Mushishi: Zoku Shou.
Ive added Mushishi to my watch list... is it any good Paipis?
It's one of my favorites. Very minimalist and meditative. Definitely worth the watch. The closest thing I could compare it to is Spirited Away, but more laid-back.

That sounds interesting! I love Spirited Away, so that might be something for me to look into as well. :hmm:
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Post by: Vacant on June 21, 2014, 06:19:13 PM
I'm just rewatched Black Lagoon, always a good bit of fun. Now I'm caught in two minds to either go back and finish up Psycho Pass, or to start on Gurren Langan.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on June 21, 2014, 06:33:19 PM
START GURREN LAGANN! NOW!!!
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Post by: MusicFreak8800 on June 21, 2014, 07:02:18 PM
I just finished Kamigami no Asobi and Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, since the last episode of both shows came today. Currently watch Mushishi:Zoku Shou :) Greaaaat show :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on June 21, 2014, 08:52:05 PM
None. Anime spring anime season is basically over.
Keeping up with the Yugioh Arc V.
(I enjoy it as much as 5Ds.)

Then the summer preview looking forward too:
Sword Art Online II
Tokyo Ghoul

http://anichart.net/summer
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on June 21, 2014, 08:56:55 PM
Hmm, some interesting shows lined up. Would be cool if we all picked a couple of shows each from the new season and followed them, then we could give our thoughts and recommendations to each other :P
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Post by: FreezingCicada on June 21, 2014, 09:09:36 PM
That takes up to much time and energy.
Infact. I'm probably gonna watch that harem anime, why?

I'll probably end up watching the first episode of most of them anyways.
/nolifer T_T
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Post by: NO1SY on June 21, 2014, 10:08:57 PM
I'm only a few episodes into Magi, but I'm liking it so far! Aladdin is adorable. xD

Have you heard the song series/read the manga? It all makes so much more sense when all three are combined, because each gives details the others don't.
The song series is called Kagerou Project and the manga is called Kagerou Days. ^-^

I only recently found out about the song series so I will give it a listen with a translation. I may read the manga but I dont really like to start reading half way through watching am anime series... I am liking the sense of mystery, I just feel the story is slow. I love the opening though with the primary coloured cell shaded characters, I love that art style.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 23, 2014, 07:26:58 PM
So... just watched all 11 episodes of Break Blade that are out today. Never read the manga and never really liked Mecha animes (Code Geass is an exception but I didn't really like it for the mechs) - But OH BOYYYYY!

This is the first time I have been impressed by animation in a Mech anime. They didn't choose to use CG for the mech scenes which is FANTASTIC because it kept up the flow and tempo. The action is great too, with a real sense of urgency and some really tense scenes too. The story is ok, nothing groundbreaking - I'd say like a worse version of Code Geass - but it makes you care about the characters, to the point of enjoying watching the 'bad guys' just as much as the 'good guys'. The characters are also for the most part all very expendable - to the point where I was comparing it to Game of Thrones and Shingeki No Kyojin in my head - and this just adds to the tenseness of combat.

If people want a solid, action-packed series, I recommend it thoroughly.

Also for a drop in - drop out casual anime look at Tsuritama... it makes me smile :)
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Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2014, 05:45:59 PM
Wait wait wait Break Blade made more episodes for the anime!??!?!

Holy crap!!!! 
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Post by: NO1SY on June 24, 2014, 05:46:55 PM
Apparently it's gonna end at 14 episodes... but I have only found 13 and I don't know how long it's been since the last one aired.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2014, 05:50:45 PM
Is the manga continuing from where it left off?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on June 24, 2014, 06:24:22 PM
Never read it... but just looking over the list of chapters I don't think the anime covers all of the manga... still got one episode to go so it might show that there will be a follow up season or something... regardless I have really enjoyed watching it which is surprising for me!

Next on my list are Anohana and the new Yu-gi-oh series :P
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
Wow, you watch those knockoff Yu-gi-oh's?

I can only stick with the original.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on June 24, 2014, 06:35:26 PM
Haha I loved the original when I was a kid, but didn't like any series until 5D's where the story was actually good... I just wanna try out the new one.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 06:36:35 PM
I just remember the horrifyingly edited 4Kids version of Yu-Gi-Oh. Dark times.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2014, 06:55:07 PM
4kids are butchers
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Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 06:57:23 PM
At least it's laughably bad. Like 4Kids One Piece. That was a train wreck, but an entertaining one. So bad.
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 07:00:41 PM
4kids One Piece. I remember that.  :rofl: Lot'd of funny moments.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on June 24, 2014, 07:04:12 PM
I just remember the horrifyingly edited 4Kids version of Yu-Gi-Oh. Dark times.
I would agree.
But Yugioh abridged has some of their best jokes thanks to 4kids.
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 07:05:54 PM
The only abridged I've ever watched was DBZ.
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Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 07:09:38 PM
One Piece abridged was pretty hilarious. And 4Kids did make it happen. They really do suck, and in the best way.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on June 24, 2014, 07:10:45 PM
^ Then your missing out on the original abridged series.

Nah seriously https://www.youtube.com/user/CardGamesFTW (https://www.youtube.com/user/CardGamesFTW)
At the very least. Watch all of season 1 and 2.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on June 24, 2014, 07:11:48 PM
what is this 4kids you are all talking about???
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 07:13:36 PM
The worst anime dubbing company known to man.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on June 24, 2014, 07:13:57 PM
I see...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 07:14:29 PM
They're an American (I think?) media company that localizes shounen anime in English speaking countries, but they generally heavily censor and edit the material to make it "suitable for children." Which inherently lends itself to hilariously bad quality.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 24, 2014, 07:22:57 PM
WAIT... I think I watched a One Piece episode that was dubbed by them when I was in California several years ago... It was Luffy's encounter with Crocodile in the desert outside Alabasta and I just remember thinking "Well this was very tame and not how I remember things playing out..."
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 07:28:52 PM
You can always tell by their simply awful dubbing.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 24, 2014, 07:31:01 PM
They're bankkrupt now thank the heavens
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 07:33:20 PM
May they forever rest in anime hell.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 07:37:12 PM
Right along with Cell and Frieza
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 07:39:17 PM
Let's throw the entire cast of Sailor Moon in for good measure.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 07:42:21 PM
And can't forget every single GT villain.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 07:52:46 PM
Of course. They all deserve VIP spots.
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 07:57:17 PM
They certainly do.
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Post by: Manimal on June 24, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
Hey Jason Griffith was a pretty awesome Sonic! So not all 4kid voice acting was bad...
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 09:37:59 PM
Jason Griffith did play a nice Sonic. Didn't he talk for Shadow too?
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Post by: Manimal on June 24, 2014, 09:40:53 PM
I think so...

Sonic X used to be the only anime I liked when I was a kid. I blindly hated anime but I liked Sonic X because it was Sonic. I'll never forget the day I was watching and episode I taped (I think it was a baseball themed episode) and a Presidential speech interrupted it mid way through! I'm Canadian and was a kid, I don't care what the president is addressing get back to the show! I never saw the rest of the episode...Don't know why but that was a big deal to me back then.
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 09:50:23 PM
I'm a fan of Sonic(even more a fan of Knuckles), but I've always questioned whether it was an anime or a cartoon. Because while the action is awesome, it never felt like anime action. Such as with Gureen Lagoon and Gundam. It's always gotten to me.
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Post by: Manimal on June 24, 2014, 09:54:33 PM
Sonic has been my main video game series since I was 5. It was an important part of my childhood. I thought of Sonic X as a cartoon, I never even knew it was anime. I really got to watch it again to see what episodes I remember...I never watched the whole thing, only what I saw on TV.
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 09:58:46 PM
Me too. I've played every single Sonic game except for the one where he can turn into a werewolf or something, heard that it sucked bad. I have yet to conquer the Casino level on Sonic the Hedgehog 3, it's the only one I never beat.

Yeah, Sonic just feels like a cartoon.
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Post by: Manimal on June 24, 2014, 10:04:23 PM
Sonic Unleashed sucked ya. Heh, you got stuck on the act 2 barrel eh? That was so hard, I did it once as a kid but then was never able to beat it again until I started to go on YouTube and found out all you have to do is press up and down on the d pad. I felt stupid. It was really that simple.

Sonic 2 is my favourite. The first video game I ever played. I LOVED Sonic Generations, it was a fantastic, respectful and really solid tribute to Sonic's legacy. I have never beaten Sonic Heroes...I've had that game since I got my PS2 and yet I've never beaten it. I love the game but for some reason I've never got past the rail road level.

Oh ya and Sonic 3 has the BEST video game music of all time. No surprise it's so good seeing as Michael Jackson composed a few tracks...
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 10:15:35 PM
Yeah, act 2 is a real pain for me.

Sonic 2 was real good, but my favorite would be Sonic Adventure Battle 2, it was just epic. Generations was very cool, but I preferred the younger Sonic's missions, they were so nostalgic. Then again, the whole game was.

Sonic Heroes introduced me to alot of cool characters like Espino(the purple dude, not sure about name) and Big the Cat. I mainly prefer his collection games like Mega Collection.

Michael Jackson made some of the tracks for Sonic 3?

Mind blown
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Post by: Manimal on June 24, 2014, 10:30:51 PM
Michael Jackson's Sonic 3 involvement is actually an interesting story.

Here's a long informative video about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFgnUa1v8uA
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Post by: FreezingCicada on June 24, 2014, 10:36:23 PM
Hey! Sonic unleashed wasnt bad at all.
Sonic '06 was utter garbage though. Truly a test of will to complete that game.
And a test of sanity to get all the missions done. TBH, I tried to get them done...

All sonic games have good OSTs. Usually a catchy song or two.
IE: Roof top run: Sonic Unleashed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeay6F9gH6k)
Toxic Caves: Sonic spinball (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkWUJfIotfU)
To name a few.
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Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 24, 2014, 10:49:15 PM
@Manimal
Wow, that video was informative. I skipped the three minutes where that old man was talking though. So MJ and Brad Buxon wrote one of my favorite OST's ever, for the Carnival. Now I know why I like that track so much.

@Freezing Cicada
I don't know Sonic and werewolfs don't match. But then again, neither does Sonic and hedgehogs from the future.
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Post by: Syntax on June 24, 2014, 11:44:59 PM
I was gonna bring up Sonic '06, but it seems we've reached it already. Such a bad game, but it's hilarious because of that fact. Game Grumps just makes it so amazing. Hall of Fame of LPs, that episode series.
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Post by: Manimal on June 25, 2014, 07:42:19 AM
Heh, I love the Grumps. I actually like Dan even more than Jon. The Dennis the Menace episode was that of legend. Same with Out of This World, Skate or Die and most of the others ones last summer. Comedy gold. Their the only gaming channel I like to watch.
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Post by: Syntax on June 25, 2014, 01:27:40 PM
They're certainly better than Pewdiepie, who believes good entertainment extends only as far as screaming like a little man-child and sucking balls at games.
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Post by: Manimal on June 25, 2014, 03:45:45 PM
I'm happy to say I have literally never watched a single one of his videos. I have somehow avoided him for this long.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 25, 2014, 04:24:44 PM
I must be a pleb but I find a lot of his videos hilarious... I watch his horror play throughs and also some of his indie game play-throughs... I don't really go into it with any expectations or anything but he's good for a bit of mindless fun. I was crying with laughter during one of his recent videos - where he had to electrocute himself in increasing voltages with a dog training collar every time he swore when playing "the impossible game".

I think people are fairly upset by how popular he his when other youtubers obviously put out better lets plays or better comedy - and there definitely are (It's pretty much the same thing with peoples' opinions of the Big 4 in manga/anime). And if you are going to his channel for that then you are probably going to the wrong place. Regardless of what anyone feels about him though... his is the most popular channel on youtube... must be doing something right???
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Post by: GingerStark on June 26, 2014, 06:20:45 AM
Just started watching Kill Me Baby, Please! which is quite a funny anime despite only having 3 characters  :sleep:

I was also thinking of starting the Jormungand series as per the suggestion of my uncle  :hmm:
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Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2014, 06:22:51 AM
Jormungand is awesome! watch it!
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Post by: GingerStark on June 26, 2014, 06:25:11 AM
On a scale of 'Avatar: the last airbender movie' to 'Attack on titan' how good is it?  :D
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Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2014, 06:57:08 AM
Personally I think its better than attack on titan (although its good for different reasons)... I don't rate AOT as highly as the rest of the world though... it definitely wont be last airbender movie bad,  itll be fairly up there with the best of them :)
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Post by: Gaff on June 26, 2014, 09:18:56 AM
Trying to relate Jormungand to Avatar and AoT just seems wrong to me.  I thought it was like a lesser (but still worthy) competitor to Black Lagoon.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2014, 11:22:38 AM
Thats a good comparison. But its about arms dealing so even then its a different focus. I liked it more than Black Lagoon too...
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Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2014, 12:32:03 PM
Yeah I always did say 'Jormungand is the poor man's Black Lagoon' But that sounds a bit more insulting than I intend. It's a fun anime.

The Black Lagoon manga serialization is continuing but not with as much steam as Hunter X Hunter. That's one manga I really also want to see finished if I can
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Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2014, 01:30:18 PM
I want hunter x hunter to get awesome this new arc
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Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2014, 01:32:19 PM
People apparently cried with the latest episode 135. It was already potent in the manga form, I'll be looking forward to watching it, but I'm lazy
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Post by: Syntax on June 26, 2014, 02:07:37 PM
I've never watched Hunter x Hunter, but I know it's been around a long time as an on and off series. I stayed away due to its shounen elements and relation to other popular series like Naruto and Bleach (in terms to genre, audience, content, etc). No idea if it's actually good.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2014, 02:10:24 PM
Nuuu! That's a problem, it's actually supposed to be set apart from those two manga. It's a really excellent piece of shounen animation. Yeah, the haitus x haitus thing didn't come around for no reason, but this 2011 remake? My word it's awesome. Not sure which discussions would convince you, because not all arcs are excellent, but I can say it revived my pessimistic friends' faith in shounen anime (apart from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 2011) so that's something.
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Post by: Syntax on June 26, 2014, 02:22:44 PM
It takes a lot for me to stick with a shounen battle series simply because they just don't present the depth I see in more grounded series. They're entertaining, sure, but I need a lot of meat on my anime. Some say that makes me an elitist, but I just want anime to be more than what it usually confines itself to. That said, FMA Brotherhood was good, so perhaps the new Hunter series is as well.

I also finish everything I watch, so given Hunter's length, you can see why I'm hesitant to start it.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2014, 02:27:04 PM
Ooooh. Yeah that's a really big problem. FMA Brotherhood is the standard all shounen should have: Animate only what the author has made, and hopefully when their finished with their work.

The problem is money I guess, but filler episodes are a scourge to this earth.

This year Japanese seem to have caught on to the concept of 'seasons'. I just hope they do it well.

Leave Hunter Hunter for now unless you have the time but I must say, it's a great shounen out there so I stand by the recommendation
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Post by: Syntax on June 26, 2014, 02:35:06 PM
The anime industry has always understood the concept of seasons. They've been dividing shows into winter, spring, summer, and fall for years now. 12-13 episodes for a single season block, and 24-26 episodes for a series that takes up two season blocks (though a 24-26 episode series is still one season, despite what people seem to think).

The big shounen anime were always just an exception to that rule. And the occasional 50 episode anime.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2014, 02:41:00 PM
The Hunter X Hunter Anime does a good job of following the manga, but is no where near caught up... And the 2011 re release is meant to have better pacing. But its one of those shows that I can't really go back and watch now that I have read the entire thing AND watched the original show...

I don't think a lot of anime fans that haven't delved into shounen at all will really get into any of the big shounens at this point... Its something you kinda have to grow up with... god knows I only read Bleach now because I have sat through 586 chapters of it and want to see it through to the end... But I think that striking it off because of stigmas the genre/big shows have is kinda the wrong idea. If you want depth in something like One Piece or Naruto, there is depth to be found... Just not a whole lot... I understand people being put off by the length though as its not something you can really just go "hey I've got 3 evenings to spare after work, lets start watching an anime series" with...

Frankly if you are still interested in a long-running shounen that you haven't yet watched, but don't have the time, I suggest reading the mangas instead...

I do think people are missing out though - Shaman King, Reborn!, Hunter X Hunter, FMA - even the big 4 - are all pretty good series to read or watch, with a lot of enjoyment to be found in them, regardless what people say about the annoying diehard fans or the huge amount of luck contributing to their unjustifyable success over other series...
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Post by: Syntax on June 26, 2014, 02:57:22 PM
I've watched a lot of Naruto and Bleach, grown up with them, and still don't like them. It's a personal thing that varies from person to person. What I need from an anime isn't something that shows like Naruto and Bleach can provide. Too repetitive, too much filler and unnecessary content, too unrealistic, etc. The depth in those shows does not extend far, if at all. They simply are not human enough stories to provide narratives that hit hard. Great escapist material, but that's not what I personally want. I escape in anime in general, by watching something that makes me think.

I don't have problems with people liking the series, but they're just not for me I'm afraid. That often alienates me from most anime fans, as 60 to 70 percent of people have not ventured much farther than the mainstream shounen. However, people who say those shows succeeded through luck really annoy me. How is it luck that One Piece is the most popular show in Japan? That isn't luck. That does not happen randomly. Yes, there are better shows, much better ones, but they are not crafted to have the mass market appeal One Piece does. One Piece is a product. It's meant to be sold, consumed like groceries. It's not art and doesn't try to be. And that's fine. It does what it does well, and that's why people watch it. No luck involved, just a genuine understanding of the anime market.
 
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Post by: NO1SY on June 26, 2014, 04:07:30 PM
I have heard people talk about luck in the timing of their original release? Kinda filling the spaces left when really good older animes ended and building a strong fan-base when no other shows were on. I don't really agree so much though.

And I agree it's personal preference - I love the enjoyment I get from these series on a whole, I never want anything more from them or expect them to be deep. I would argue that some people will find even unrealistic stories and settings "human" and "relatable" to some extent. But even I, who loves the mangas of these shounens, cannot watch the anime's for the big 4... Filler is a HUUUUUUUGE problem as well as awful anime original endings... It's good that you tried them though before just disregarding them for other reasons. I dislike it when people come across as close-minded elitists.

Can anyone tell me if I have to watch Hellsing to enjoy Hellsing Ultimate??? I couldn't finish Hellsing...
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Post by: Syntax on June 26, 2014, 04:13:56 PM
I never talk about shows I haven't seen. That's my number one rule. You can't have a viable opinion on something you know nothing about. That's why I never talk about certain big name anime, as I've not watched them.

As for Hellsing Ultimate, I think you can watch it standalone.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2014, 04:37:17 PM
Hellsing Ultimate is the one to go with methinks.

Watching Jojo's bizarre adventure. The manliness is inspiring.

Also just rewatched Afro Samurai. That was fun
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Post by: Vacant on June 26, 2014, 04:50:17 PM
I need to watch Jojo, heard so much about it lately!!!
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Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2014, 04:51:34 PM
http://9gag.com/gag/aPvEQDQ
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Post by: Gaff on June 26, 2014, 05:38:55 PM

Can anyone tell me if I have to watch Hellsing to enjoy Hellsing Ultimate??? I couldn't finish Hellsing...

Ultimate is remake of sorts that continues on beyond where the earlier series ended (not unlike the relationship between fma and fma brotherhood), so you don't need to have seen the original.  Not having read much of the  manga, I don't know how closely it compares, but the impression I got is that Ultimate strips the story down to a bear minimum in order to concentrate on the fights.  It's a good looking series and it's fun for a while, but I got fed up with it after about four or five episodes.  It just started to feel like an extended montage of excrement hitting the fan, so to speak.
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Post by: Syntax on June 26, 2014, 05:45:31 PM
I might watch Jojo now. I've heard of it and it's craziness, but never watched it.
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Post by: Vacant on June 26, 2014, 06:57:31 PM
Just watched the first episode of Gurren Lagann will watch the second then see if I shall continue, perhaps I can finish it before the new season of shows kicks off. (Also I'm watching the dub!)
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Post by: Syntax on June 26, 2014, 07:34:24 PM
You... You've never seen Gurren Lagann? You gotta finish it.
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Post by: Vacant on June 26, 2014, 08:06:45 PM
Nope, I never thought it looked like my kind of thing to be honest. But I know by now, that I should never judge a show or manga on face value. I've done that before and kicked myself for not getting into a show earlier.

But I need to see the second episode, I have a rule for myself to always watch at least two episodes before forming an opinion, unless it really blows me away right off the bat of course :P
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Post by: everlastin01 on June 26, 2014, 09:41:12 PM
Mind is blown by Psycho Pass
Go watch them now!
http://www.dubbedepisodes.org/?s=Psycho+Pass&x=0&y=0 (http://www.dubbedepisodes.org/?s=Psycho+Pass&x=0&y=0)
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Post by: Syntax on June 27, 2014, 12:06:47 AM
Eh, Psycho Pass was average to me. Lots of meaningless allusions and whatnot. Urobuchi likes to mask his lack of having anything meaningful to say with pseudo-intellectual allusions. But I won't rant. It doesn't change anything. I know I'm usually alone in this opinion.
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Post by: everlastin01 on June 27, 2014, 12:17:17 AM
You have to admit that the antagonist was better than ones that go "I will take over the world" at least this one here was like "I will cause chaos by using puppets and expose society to what is really happening."
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Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2014, 01:06:19 AM
Psycho Pass's first episode scared me off for looking mediocre. The cover also made me laugh, that gun looked ridiculous! But the story really sold it for me man. That was a great watch.
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Post by: everlastin01 on June 27, 2014, 02:29:18 AM
I want another season
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Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2014, 02:45:47 AM
same here
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Post by: WhiteCrow on June 27, 2014, 02:53:14 AM
I'm a lame, I'm way off when it comes to my current Manga's... Naruto and Bleach. I have no problem admitting that I'm rather new to the Manga show scene. So besides my obsession with DBZ, Naruto and Bleach are the first shows I've given a chance since Goku and the gang.

I find Naruto to be good, I like the development of the villians, and I honestly like the supporting cast better than Naruto himself.

Bleach... so.. much... filler....

I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I could read the Bleach Manga on a website similar to Color Kage.

And now as I leave prepare to post this... I prepare myself for the responses to my noobness.....
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Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2014, 02:56:26 AM
Zehahaha. Get Dom Dom Manga Downloader and never fret about reading online again. Just download a bunch of chapters and be happy.
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Post by: WhiteCrow on June 27, 2014, 02:59:47 AM
Thank you very much, I will be doing that.
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Post by: Syntax on June 27, 2014, 03:56:25 AM
You have to admit that the antagonist was better than ones that go "I will take over the world" at least this one here was like "I will cause chaos by using puppets and expose society to what is really happening."

He was actually one of my least favorite parts of the show. Certainly somewhat interesting at first, but once you see him more, he's kind of laughable. But that's just my opinion. Everyone seems to love the show, but I stand by my original opinion. I just don't like Urobuchi's writing.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 27, 2014, 07:19:22 AM
That's fine, it's nice to hear a contrasting opinion every now and then. I liked the premise of the show more than it's actual execution actually. I still really enjoyed it and personally think it's a good anime - one of the better ones of the season - but I see where you are coming from.
I just love that it's the same artist who drew Reborn! You can tell it's her style and personally I think it looks great.

I think I need to re-watch Gurren Lagaan... I just really didn't get it first time round... and I have no desire to watch Kill la (over)Kill....
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Post by: Gaff on June 27, 2014, 07:48:52 AM
Eh, Psycho Pass was average to me. I know I'm usually alone in this opinion.

In this case, you're not.  I went into Psycho Pass with high expectations, but was bitterly disappointed in it.  The level of audience hand-holding was such that I thought it felt like 'Baby's First Cyberpunk Adventure'.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 27, 2014, 11:17:18 AM
^Now I'm imagining Baby's Day Out as a cyberpunk film.
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Post by: Gaff on June 27, 2014, 02:28:35 PM
Sounds like a fairly accurate description of Johnny Mnemonic.
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Post by: Syntax on June 27, 2014, 05:39:31 PM
In this case, you're not.  I went into Psycho Pass with high expectations, but was bitterly disappointed in it.  The level of audience hand-holding was such that I thought it felt like 'Baby's First Cyberpunk Adventure'.

Glad that I'm not the only one who wasn't impressed.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 28, 2014, 05:37:23 PM
So I just finished watching Mekakucity Actors and I must say I am much more impressed with it then I was at the beginning, but I am still in two minds about the whole thing.

First thing first, I watched through with lyrics the series of songs that the anime is based off, and while I knew that there was a lot of visual imagery throughout the anime, there was just so much more that became apparent whilst listening to the songs and watching the scenes they partner with. This is really an anime that you have to watch alongside listening to the songs because it almost completes the experience that way.

But this is where my "two minds" come from also, as being based on songs, a lot is missing from the anime itself. The story can get rather disorientating with story and scene jumps - which are narrated in the songs but not shown so well in the anime. The pacing also suffers a lot - being really slow at the start and then waaaaaay too fast at the end, and because of how convoluted the start seems, with this pacing nothing is ever really explained well enough - something that really hurts the ending in my opinion because it builds a false air of mystery that isn't given a satisfying reveal. I think that the anime would have been a better show by being twice as long, with more consistent pacing and by being more straightforward when giving explanations for things.

On the flip side I think the premise for an anime based on songs is really cool. Moreover, despite what I have said about the drawbacks of being partnered with a series of songs, I actually really enjoyed the visual imagery I noticed and just the air of mystery throughout. That, along with my love for powers, artwork that suits my visual pallet and a plot premise that I actually like a lot means that, while I was not absolutely blown away by Mekakucity Actors, I was left feeling very satisfied with the watch - especially watching alongside the song series.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 29, 2014, 10:05:24 AM
Break Blade finished last night and I'm not sure how I felt about the ending. Felt pretty abrupt but it wasn't bad - although the artwork for the laughing was weird as hell...

I'm not really liking the whole 12 episode anime seasons thing... I get the point that it's meant to fit in with Japanese T.V airing but I feel like it's just not long enough to properly present stories.

Show's I think fall short for this reason include
- Arcana Famiglia
- Break blade
- K Project
All stories with plot ideas I loved but just couldn't expand on them in the time that they had... It's just such a shame...

I feel for a short Anime it should be a 24/26 episode minimum and upwards from there is great as long as they make full use of the air time they have to really show the story very well.

Just my thoughts
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Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2014, 12:28:30 PM
Then I won't bother watching it if it didn't fix the problems with the movies. Those where epic as is, I thought they continued further than that.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 29, 2014, 01:13:50 PM
Who are you responding to?
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Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2014, 01:19:41 PM
Break Blade
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Post by: NO1SY on June 29, 2014, 01:26:36 PM
Yeah... I just wish they doubled the length of the series!
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Post by: legomaestro on June 29, 2014, 01:38:01 PM
I'll just wait on the manga then. But the fact that they made an anime is encouraging. Could you tell me in spoiler tags how this remake ended?
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Post by: NO1SY on June 29, 2014, 02:07:59 PM
Spoiler

So all in the last episode...

The queen makes a 'special' weapon for the Delphine - a large shuriken on a string that is strengthened so it cannot be cut... Apparently only Rygart can wield it because... well... ?anime logic? - I dunno my best guess is that the Delphine is able to lift heavier things because it is mechanically controlled rather than magic controlled but I could be completely wrong...

Anyways after getting beaten up a lot, Rygart in the Delphine picks up this weapon and starts swinging it around like a madman, and after continuing to be completely out-classed by General Borguse he somehow manages to always get back up and inflict a bit more damage on the general's mech. Then on about the 5th time of attempting the same jump, throw and pull it back attack, as Borguse is about to dodge and deliver the final blow, Borguse's mechs ankle breaks and results in him being hit with the shuriken in the shoulder, rending half his cockpit away and I'm guessing disabling his mech. So Borguse gets out his seat and stands out in the broken shoulder firing a gun at holes in the Delphine's cockpit to try and kill Rygart.

Rygart then goes through some internal conflict as to whether or not he can actively kill Borguse - or at least i think this is what he was thinking about because he was gosh darn loud about it during some flashbacks - and then decides he should and bloodily explodes Borguse with a swing of the shuriken. Before collapsing in the Delphine... But with his win, the Athens soldiers retreat and everyone is thankful to him.

On waking up he talks a bit with the King and Queen about how its not over yet. Then Rygart's younger brother, who he thought was dead since Borguse slaughtered everyone in his village, turns up. His brother is furious with him for staying in the capital to fight. Having trecked across a huge desert to find his brother he turns straight around and storms off back the way he came. And then Rygart starts laughing... like a happy laugh but his eyes look freakin insane!... and thats it, he laughs until the end. no running after his brother or hug or anything... wtf!

There are side character stories that happen throughout the episode also which are quite cool, and the king gives a short speech to silence the snivelling racist advisors he has, but the main story ends there. And I still can't work out why the Delphine is so special and not just some old mech...
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 29, 2014, 02:29:03 PM
I'm not really liking the whole 12 episode anime seasons thing... I get the point that it's meant to fit in with Japanese T.V airing but I feel like it's just not long enough to properly present stories.
I actually really like small, self-contained series when done right. They make for great anime when you don't want to binge watch.
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Post by: NO1SY on June 29, 2014, 02:38:48 PM
I think it may depend on the genre... But I watch a lot of action and adventure type animes and I feel the 12 episode series just stifle the story. In something like a pure romance plot or a slice of life/schoolkid plot, the key elements of the story and character development can probably progress to satisfactory completion in 12 episodes because the story is very focused and 'zoomed in', playing out mostly by looking more at the emotions and connections between characters, rather than macro-events that are going on - which are more important in the example animes I gave.

"when done right" is probably the key phrase there... and I haven't seen any short series "done right"...
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Post by: Manimal on June 29, 2014, 03:14:26 PM
Tried out Working!! and I spent the whole episode waiting for it to end. Standard fare generic characters and a pretty ugly art style. As soon as I saw the girl who was afraid of men I was done. I really don't like those types of characters. Not continuing with that series, there are better things to watch. I also started Nanana's Buried Treasure. Two episodes in and I love this series already especially that black haired girl and the main one. I should have watched it when it was airing!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on June 30, 2014, 12:53:55 AM
I usually find that the length of a series does not often affect the overall quality. There's different ways to go about each. A long series runs the risk of overstaying its welcome or dragging along at boring pace while a short series can end up not saying enough or fleshing out the characters to their full potential. It comes down to the team working on the anime honestly. The best writers, animators, and directors create the best anime, regardless of length.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 02, 2014, 04:05:34 PM
Just finished Nanana's Buried Treasure. Really great anime! The characters where top notch and it was very interesting the whole way through. It better get a second season! 11 episodes simply isn't enough for something this good!

Also finished Black Bullet yesterday since it just ended. The series first 3 episodes where so amazing and action packed that I could hardly believe how awesome it was. So much cool stuff was happening, it was intense! Then it got little meh and the last episode was SUPER rushed. It was like two short episodes in one. The ending defiantly was not satisfying and I really don't care if it gets a second season or not. I mean I'd watch the second season but still. The final battle in the last episode was very anti climatic and nowhere near as intense as the first 3 episodes where. Then the second half was just messed. Still I'd give it a 7/10 for the awesome OP and the first 3 episodes. 

Overall this anime season wasn't too bad. I thought the Winter season was better but still this one had some good ones. Date A Live II wasn't nearly as good as the first season and was really only good for the twin fanservice and Kurumi but it was still enjoyable and had an excellent OP. Fairy Tail made an awesome return, Nanana's Buried Treasure and Black Bullet I just talked about, and I still want to get around to finishing Riddle Story of Devil for Isuke and Haruki.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 02, 2014, 05:30:50 PM
The good shows this season were mostly low key and not really up to the quality of other shows we've seen in the past. A few were quite interesting and pretty solid, but no outstanding masterpieces (with the exception of Mushishi 2).

To be honest, ever since the titanic year in anime of 2011, the quality has slowly been going down, with a couple small ups. Not much has even come close to rivaling the insane amount of high quality shows we had that year. I mean, it started off with Madoka Magica, rolled into Steins;Gate, and finished it off with the likes of Usagi Drop and Chihayafuru. There are more great shows that year I didn't even mention. The list goes on and on. I mean, we had AnoHana and Hanasaku Iroha that year as well.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 02, 2014, 09:25:18 PM
Did Mushishi still live up to its older animation? If so then that's great news.

And I agree with 2011 being epic.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on July 02, 2014, 09:26:25 PM
Did Mushishi still live up to its older animation? If so then that's great news.
It's just as good if not better in some regards.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 03, 2014, 04:19:21 AM
Presently, I'm watching Princess Resurrection. I have a massive To Watch (as well as a To Finish) list, although I have watched I think five anime in the past month (Elfen Lied, Shiki, Psycho-Pass, Another, and Witchblade). I still have a loooong way to go before my anime days are over. ;)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 06, 2014, 12:32:58 PM
Started this anime summer season with really the only worth while new shows, Glasslip and Space Dandy 2. Glasslip's animation is amazing as I expected and the characters are instantly lovable. This is defiantly going to be a great series I can tell that already. It has that summer feel. Great OP as well. Space Dandy 2's first episode was as hilarious and creative as ever with lots of great references (it even referenced Deep Purple with Space Trunking). This is of course going to be the best show of the season as the first was for winter. Space Dandy is defiantly looking like the show of 2014.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 06, 2014, 01:08:27 PM
Started this anime summer season with really the only worth while new shows, Glasslip and Space Dandy 2.

Not sure I agree with this at all... there is plenty worth watching and I personally am not interested in either of these shows. For me Glasslip was ok but I ended up just drawing and only half concentrating and I really didnt enjoy Space Dandy all that much last year. I enjoyed the first episode of Tokyo Ghoul and think its worth watching. Guess it depends on your personal preference.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 06, 2014, 02:16:38 PM
Heh, our opinions clash once again.

I don't know none of the other shows are really appealing to me this season like they did last. Nothing else pops out when I look over the list of shows.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 06, 2014, 02:25:24 PM
It's ok to have clashing opinions just not to make sweeping statements :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 06, 2014, 04:38:48 PM
Aside from sampling every new show of the season, I'm watching Sword Art Online II! May get lynched for it, but who cares,  I liked the first series. :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 06, 2014, 05:11:39 PM
Has it started???

Watching ep 1 of DRAMAtical murder tonight... I have no idea what to expect...

Anyone watched No Game No Life? worth watching? I heard you have to read the manga once the series finishes?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 06, 2014, 06:22:19 PM
In a move completely unrelated to anything the new season has to offer, I finished watching Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory the other night.

It certainly wasn't perfect, but as someone who has tried and repeatedly failed to get into the franchise, I found it a massive improvement on everything else I've seen so far, being less crushingly predictable than usual and entirely free of whining teenagers.  It actually made me want to watch more Gundam, which is a real first for me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 06, 2014, 06:35:05 PM
Hmm I may watch that one then...

And I just watched the last episode of Black Bullet. I'm going to say that while for the most part it tied things up nicely, for me it falls into the "12/13 episodes is too short" category because of how quickly everything just HAPPENS in the last episode.

Spoiler
There is a battle that they spend about 2 or 3 episodes building up to and it's done in about 10 mins... and then they show the few survivors left at the end even though it's as if there was no actual fighting going on...

There is an interesting but unsettling twist near the end, which, although I thought spiced things up, just made me feel uneasy and left me with a bitter taste... like the writer had just done it to illustrate a message that wasn't really necessary and at the expense of one of the characters.

Overall the whole series kept me slightly interested, but again being so short it did not have time to delve thoroughly into the things that it could have expanded on to make the experience more immersive and enjoyable. It's a good time waster, and will often put you in a contemplative mood or evoke some emotions,

- I must give the show props for this
Spoiler
as it does well to make watchers actually feel something for the characters as you watch what they have to go through. You won't feel as strongly about them as you would in a much much longer anime where they get the watcher to build connections with the characters over time, but for 13 episodes it does pretty well with playing on emotions using characters. There are several deaths of likeable characters and several unexpected turns of events involving them and with such little screen time I was surprised to actually feel a bit moved

and has one of the best opening songs I have heard in a while... BUT it just doesn't leave you with a satisfied feeling after watching because the storytelling suffers so much from having to cram it all in to 13 episodes.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 06, 2014, 07:26:01 PM
So yeah just watched ep 1 of DRAMAtical murder... I'm gonna leave the breakdown of it to Vacant as he's doing a great job and putting a lot of work into his tackling the summer season.

What I will say is that I'm more interested than I expected... but i'm still scared because I have heard some pretty creepy things about the game it is based off of...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 07, 2014, 05:55:17 PM
Watched Tokyo Ghoul last night and was impressed. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes.

I strongly suggest that people watch Aldnoah.Zero this season... it's easy to see it's going to be one that draws a lot of attention. The story in the first episode is pretty good, with some cool characters that will obviously play a big role in the future. I don't like the CG Mechs so much but they may grow on me. Either way really promising, give it a watch :)

Just watched Rail Wars! And erm... well it was very charming and different. I enjoyed watching a fair bit actually, despite not knowing or caring all that much about trains or the Japanese public transport system, and I promise it has nothing... very little... only a small bit to do with the hypnotising breast swinging physics! There were moments when I was thinking, "well this is a case of it taking the whole train service theme too seriously just for the sake of having a story to tell", but I didn't really mind. I honestly don't really know how to explain my thoughts on the episode other than that it has charm and feels summery.

SAO II is the last thing I'm watching tonight... I'm keeping my expectations low...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 07, 2014, 06:09:53 PM
SAO II is the last thing I'm watching tonight... I'm keeping my expectations low...

Ha. I watched that. *crippling flashbacks to the SAO trenches*

But you'll see for yourself. I'll watch every episode, like I do every series I start, but my soul may wither and die in the process.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2014, 06:34:51 PM
I would not subject myself to such hell. I'm glad I stepped off that train some time back. Made my friend take that bullet for me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 07, 2014, 06:38:20 PM
I watched about 6 episodes of Sword Art Online. I thought it was okay but it moved too fast and the main character keep moving up without us seeing any of it. I was not interested enough to keep watching it despite the incredible opening song and Asuna. I didn't think it was anything special. I don't understand, why did it become so popular?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 07, 2014, 06:38:47 PM
You know what, having kept my expectations low... I wasn't disappointed! It's not all bad, and I think the concept does things better than both previous seasons:

- It knows that it is an MMO and differentiates itself from the real world much better than season 1
- It's story has a premise that is actually somewhat compelling, unlike season 2

There are clear concepts it's trying to push right from the offset
- How far away are we from not being able to tell the difference between VR and reality?
- What are the dangerous applications and consequences of gaming technology progressing at such a fast rate?
- The development of eSports and professional gaming :)
- others that i can't remember...
and I liked that it defined these already, although it also tried to apply them to the previous seasons too in a kinda "well we tried to show you this before... but you kinda didn't get it" way...

The thing that annoyed me most actually was it's constant relations to the previous seasons, feeling the need to explain things and motives more fully now after noticing how divided the viewer base was. It's going above and beyond just subtle links and explicitly talking about events of the previous SERIES. Whilst it could be nostalgic, it felt too much at times and even a little pretentious, and took up a lot of airtime that could have be spent focused on the new story.

I don't know if i'll manage to keep up with it, but will probably watch it as a time filler. All in all, the story doesn't look so bad - a vast improvement on season 2 imo -, and the in game animation is very nice, but if 50% of the time is spent referencing series 1, it'll begin to bug me. Oh and they seem to have made the romance a little less stupid and more grounded, but i have no faith in them not to screw it up and fall back into old habits, so if they keep it to a minimum in this series it would be great.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 07, 2014, 06:43:41 PM
I don't understand, why did it become so popular?

I'd hazard a guess that it was just in the right place at the right time.

I don't hate SAO the way some do, but, having seen about half of the first season, I just thought it was a mediocre bit of high-fantasy laden with added sci-fi infodumps and awful characters.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2014, 06:49:47 PM
*Rubs eyes

*Tears up

I thought I was alone in disliking the anime... My review on Myanimelist got so many downvotes in the space of 10 minutes I gave up at the overwhelming majority. I even tried to be objective about why I didn't enjoy the series...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 07, 2014, 06:53:36 PM
Haha you went to the wrong place to give SAO a bad review :P

I was in the camp that thought Season 1 was passable and even enjoyable at times, but season 2 was just absolutely awful...

I think there is light at the end of the tunnel for SAO II though, they seem to have acknowledged their shortcomings in the previous 2 seasons, although it's hard to tell what they will do with this knowledge from only 1 episode.

I'd say give this one a watch when it reaches about 3 episodes in, even if you haven't seen all of SAO 1, and see what you think.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: KagePen on July 07, 2014, 06:59:34 PM
I started watching Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo the other day and I have to say the comedy is brilliant, it's almost something new.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 07, 2014, 07:01:10 PM
I know I said SAO II would be my last of the night... BUT RE: HAMATORA JUST CAME OUT AND I AM READY FOR MORE ABS!!!!!.... wait! I mean powers!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 07, 2014, 07:33:34 PM
HOHOHOHOHOHO!!!!! I think that was one of the cleverest starts to a season 2 I have seen ever!

Spoiler
Have you ever seen a show appear to ruin itself so horribly for an entire episode but then turning out better than expected!? well you have now!

I don't know how to explain it aside from, more of the same, but better! It retains it's wacky take on world problems but seems to be a bit more grounded. Also the animation seems improved. I like a lot and I'm happy my fun can continue this season!

Check it out guys it's RE;_Hamatora, the sequel to Hamatora: the Animation.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 07, 2014, 08:02:10 PM
>Kirito does his bland thing, being all Generic Hair-kun and all
>Asuna does the waifu routine
>Dull conversation about VR (woo things we already talk about)
>Kirito meets Megane-kun and they have an overly long conversation with lots of hand holding for the audience
>Kirito likes cake
>Death Gun. Much scary. So gun. Wow.
>Sniper camel toe
>Kirito gets lightsaber in A GAME FOR GUNS. Good job, ending theme. You already blew it.
>2/10 SAO 2 Electric Boogaloo

Reals, SAO is popular because of wish fulfillment. At least that my take on it.

*points to sig gif* You called, Hamatora?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 07, 2014, 08:19:32 PM
I think if you are completely disilusioned with SAO then it'll do nothing for you. I missed the lightsaber part... I think...

If Ab-man does not make a return I will be sad :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 07, 2014, 09:44:24 PM
>Kirito does his bland thing, being all Generic Hair-kun and all
>Asuna does the waifu routine
>Dull conversation about VR (woo things we already talk about)
>Kirito meets Megane-kun and they have an overly long conversation with lots of hand holding for the audience
>Kirito likes cake
>Death Gun. Much scary. So gun. Wow.
>Sniper camel toe
>Kirito gets lightsaber in A GAME FOR GUNS. Good job, ending theme. You already blew it.
>2/10 SAO 2 Electric Boogaloo

Reals, SAO is popular because of wish fulfillment. At least that my take on it.

*points to sig gif* You called, Hamatora?
I agree.
They best thing in the whole episode was that ending/op.
But I'll still watch the whole thing. T_T

I guess I'll be watching Tokyo Ghoul and Glass Lip this season...
Iffy on Rail Wars. Probably will be like NGNL and watch for fan service.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lumaria on July 07, 2014, 09:52:45 PM
Honstly, i could bare with it if it wasn't copying .hack//G.U. in a sense. dot-hack does a much better job. is it perfect? no, but wow does it do a better job.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 07, 2014, 10:02:28 PM
^
Same could be said about Log Horizon.
After a while of watching it (8-9 ep.) I kinda stopped caring.
Made me think, man. I'd rather play a MMO then watch a show about a MMO.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lumaria on July 07, 2014, 10:24:21 PM
.hack is a game, but only emulates an MMO, the same could be said about SAO but the difference was SAO was originally a light novel, .hack used anime to promote their games.

To me i still enjoy any anime even if they are about MMO. and i would play an MMO too, but seeing an anime about it doesn't automatically make me bored.

its like any series "i rather do it than read it" seems to defeat the point of even making a story about it. the problem with SAO though is that it just throws out any MMO traits and just uses it aesthetically.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 07, 2014, 11:03:11 PM
I don't dislike SAO on any grounds other than merely what it is and how it's executed. It's not the worst show of all time, and I'll be the first to admit I dislike its fandom a lot more than I dislike it. I think the characters are really what don't work for me. Kirito is just so bland. And Asuna is entirely wish fulfillment.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2014, 11:46:11 PM
I actually really enjoyed Log Horizon. I liked the way that author writes in stories that take a different route than the genre demands.

Is there a light saber in gun art online now? Wow.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 08, 2014, 12:24:46 AM
Yeah, go watch the ending theme and sequence. Kirito has one in it. I just lost it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 08, 2014, 06:10:18 AM
Ahhhhh riiiiight I did see that then! I didnt take much notice...

I wanted to get into the .hack franchise but just couldn't... I may try again sometime though.

The thing that a lot of people liked about log horizon was how they actually focused on some game mechanics amd kept them prevalent throughout the series. But it got overshadowed by romance towards the end.

SAO focused very much at the beginning on the world the MMO took place in, but the game itself was never more than health bars, an item here and there, a dungeon or two and the cooking mechanics. It lost its game feel really quickly and didnt have the characters to support it otherwise.

I must say that Log Horizon actually did make me want to go back and play guild wars 2...

With SAO 2 and with all anime in general, I would definitely suggest watching more than the first episode before condemning them based on past performances. Especially with SAO 2 id say so much was focused on explaining things in SAO 1 that we barely got a feel for how things will be this series, so I definitely want to watch at least one more episode before I decide if ill watch weekly or leave it until I have nothing else to watch.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 08, 2014, 06:16:50 AM
I finish everything I start regardless of its quality, unless I find it so morally repugnant that I cannot stomach another moment. So SAO 2 will remain on my watch list. I like to completely watch as many things as possible so I can have an informed and educated opinion. It's always my policy to never try and talk about things I don't know anything about or haven't seen.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 08, 2014, 06:45:39 AM
^ good policy :)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 08, 2014, 07:06:47 AM
Iffy on Rail Wars. Probably will be like NGNL and watch for fan service.

Yeah I'm not really sure how I felt about it, if it's gonna continue being fan-service the whole way through I will definitely lose interest... I felt half of it was really unnecessary, but my biggest problem is I just don't know how they will make a story about a Railway safety group interesting...

Anyone gonna join me in watching Re;_Hamatora?  :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 08, 2014, 07:29:31 AM
I swear by Ab Man that I'll watch the new Hamatora, no matter how rough the road gets. I will persevere through a sea of false abs, a torrent of purple hulk man-children, stupid protagonist names, and an awful sleep cycle to join you in the ultimate quest for eternal Ab Man glory.

But serious. I'll watch dat season 2.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 08, 2014, 09:46:17 AM
Oh, so that's why  life has been easier on MR. The abomination has dissapeared.

Need to finish Log Horizons. I sense spoilers coming!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 08, 2014, 10:06:38 AM
Oh, so that's why  life has been easier on MR. The abomination has dissapeared.

If you're referring to my sig, it's still there though... o.O
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 08, 2014, 10:13:34 AM
Actually for the last week or so all I've been seeing is a blank image. Like the kind you get when the source image is deleted. I have not seen the abs in a while.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 08, 2014, 10:24:11 AM
It is? Mwahahaha! Looks like my terrible internet is saving the day or something, I can't see any of it!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 08, 2014, 10:40:28 AM
Awww... Welp, RIP my beautiful sig. I shall remove you and replace you with something new and fresh.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 10, 2014, 02:00:48 PM
Just finished Neon Genesis Evangelion. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. It was really great and there where some serious shocking moments in it but the ending kind of soiled it. I'll have to see how I feel after I watch the movie. The last two episodes where very interesting but it was very very clear that they where running out of money at the end. The characters where amazing though. I don't know this ones tough for me to form an opinion on...I was very interested from the beginning though. It defiantly pulled me in.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 04:42:52 PM
NGE was a historic anime that changed the medium, but if I talk about it purely on its own merits, I can't call it a masterpiece. The final two episodes really ruin a lot of the buildup and pace the show had. You reach this incredible moment and then two episodes of interior monologue? Bad, bad, bad idea. Worse still, it's all stuff we already figured out in the course of the series. And we're not even given true closure after all of it. I just felt cheated. And it was a second blow to the gut when the movies came out. Just milking the franchise for money at that point.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 10, 2014, 04:47:00 PM
I actually preferred the latest movies. Really enjoyed them. Strangely I can't bring myself to finish them, as I'm scared of another bungled ending.

Oh and about the interior monologue... You forgot the stick figures.

Never forget the stick figures.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 04:52:26 PM
Aaaaaand nightmares commence.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on July 10, 2014, 04:54:40 PM
This is random, but have any of you seen Death Note? It's popular so I'm sure you have, but I'm trying to figure out if I want to add it to my summer watch list.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 04:58:30 PM
I've seen it, and enjoyed it quite a bit. One of the few really popular shows I like. It's a great thriller and a wonderful gateway show. If you haven't seen it, you should watch it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on July 10, 2014, 04:59:19 PM
Hmm. If you think that highly of it, I'll go ahead and add it to my list! Thanks. ^-^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 10, 2014, 05:00:19 PM
Death Note was an excellent series. I said this before but after watching my first 2 animes Gurren Lagann and Full Metal Panic! I felt like nothing would be as good so why bother watching anything so I didn't watch anything for 3 or 4 years until Death Note which really got me back into things. It was very exciting, the dub was perfect, the soundtrack was thrilling, it was an all around good anime. It went down after episode 25 and started sucking for a while but it came back around and delivered one of the most memorable endings I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 10, 2014, 05:01:00 PM
I enjoyed reading it more, but that's just personal preference, really good story for the most part.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 10, 2014, 05:02:32 PM
The manga is really awesome also and has great art however it doesn't have one key factor the anime does.

The epic soundtrack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQpeV8ou0ww
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 05:02:37 PM
It's a show any anime fan should see. I've never heard of anyone hating it, though I'm sure there are people who do. Personally, the examination of temptation and power sealed the deal in my book. Enough depth to be truly thought-provoking and enough suspense to be a top notch thriller as well.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on July 10, 2014, 05:05:00 PM
Ohh thanks you guys! It sounds really awesome. I'll check out both the anime and the manga! :dance:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 10, 2014, 05:06:09 PM
Churro don't read this... sorry...

Spoiler
I don't like how Light is at the end... and I liked N but he and M were not replacements for L... I think these are the only issues people tend to have with the series really.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 10, 2014, 05:07:14 PM
Ok. I didnt think the new Persona 4 anime would be all that great from the last anime.
But...I thought it was pretty great.

Pretty much follows exactly like the game.
Even has some of the boss choices Yu could make.
Spoiler
I dont know if there gonna ship Yu and Marie. Most likely. I mean Yu is a stud that can get all the heroines in the game anyways.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 10, 2014, 05:08:59 PM
Is it much different from the original P4 anime?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 05:09:36 PM
I haven't watched the new Persona yet. All I know is that the first animation was horribly boring. Like, the most boring thing I ever watched. They're cashing in on Persona 4 Golden's popularity, so I'm already kind of wary of it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 10, 2014, 05:10:54 PM
I'd definitely recommend it, there's a reason why it's one of the few shows that's climbed the Otaku Wall and it the General public. It has a lot of fans who don't follow Anime but have enjoyed it.

But it's cleverly written and a great thriller. The Main Characters transformation over time is interesting too. I won't say anymore since I'm always overly cautious about Spoilers, but yeah one I'd say you won't regret watching or reading!


Ahhhh, Persona talk, I've just started playing P3 last week! Run awaaaayyyyy!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 10, 2014, 05:11:15 PM
I quite liked the original, but we will see. Psycho pass has also done this re-edit thing... Tbh I'd rather they directed that budget towards season 2...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 05:14:28 PM
@NOISEY- Oh but they have to make as much money as possible. Gen Urobuchi still has some of his soul left to sell in the name of profit. Season 2 can only happen after they've beaten season 1 to death.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 10, 2014, 05:19:09 PM
Hmmmmm... it's a shame. Hopefully there is enough new stuff there not to disappoint me. I do like the artist though. She drew Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 10, 2014, 05:22:21 PM
Is it much different from the original P4 anime?
Yeah it follows Persona 4 Golden.
I mean it starts out basically the same. But the main difference is that its probably gonna follow the game more closely then the original anime. Which the original did follow it, but started to get pretty loosely around ep 5.
I know what your thinking though. I should just play the game then, if its following the game.
But let me stop you. Cause although the first anime is nice. I did cut some scenes/content from the game that had a great impact on it for no real reason.
I didnt watch the second season to see if it follows it more closely.

If you havent checked out Golden. Then your doing yourself a HUGE disservice.
One of the better Vita games. And the new character they added (Marie) is adorable and interesting.
Hopefully the anime will follow the game more closer since you know. Not everyone has a Vita that can enjoy P4Golden. So far my thoughts.
There not really taking away from the games like I felt with the first.
But instead following the game but adding more flare to make it more exciting.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 10, 2014, 05:22:47 PM
Oh and is anyone gonna watch the new Kuro*censored*suji season? I'm not gonna, I prefer reading it, but this one is a good arc and not made up by some idiot writers!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 10, 2014, 05:24:42 PM
Is it much different from the original P4 anime?
Yeah it follows Persona 4 Golden.
I mean it starts out basically the same. But the main difference is that its probably gonna follow the game more closely then the original anime. Which the original did follow it, but started to get pretty loosely around ep 5.
I know what your thinking though. I should just play the game then, if its following the game.
But let me stop you. Cause although the first anime is nice. I did cut some scenes/content from the game that had a great impact on it for no real reason.
I didnt watch the second season to see if it follows it more closely.

If you havent checked out Golden. Then your doing yourself a HUGE disservice.
One of the better Vita games. And the new character they added (Marie) is adorable and interesting.
Hopefully the anime will follow the game more closer since you know. Not everyone has a Vita that can enjoy P4Golden. So far my thoughts.
There not really taking away from the games like I felt with the first.
But instead following the game but adding more flare to make it more exciting.

I'm watching it tonight. And I don't play the Persona games, not any reason, just never have. So watching it will be a new experience for me. I played the DS devil survivor games though and I quite liked the DS2 anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 05:28:55 PM
I don't have a Vita, but I've been considering it for P4 Golden. The Vita TV comes out soon, so I might do that...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 10, 2014, 05:39:20 PM
I don't have a Vita, but I've been considering it for P4 Golden. The Vita TV comes out soon, so I might do that...
I dont recommend it.
Unless your a huge JRPG or harem kind of dude.
Cause those are the only Vita games that seem to be decent/ coming out.

You MIGHT find some few gems like Gravity Rush. But its not worth it.
The next year if Sony doesnt add things for Ps4/Vita gimmicks then the system (Vita) is basically dead.
Your better off with a random Tablet if you wanted it for just that and golden.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2014, 05:43:07 PM
Hmm. I love JRPGs, but I generally dislike harems. Most JRPGs will be on the PS4, so there's that. I'm only considering Vita TV because it's cheap. Not portable, but I don't take my handhelds out anyways.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 11, 2014, 05:59:53 PM
Rails Wars! Episode 2:

Thoughts - I called it. It totally is a fan service anime.
You cant tell me this isnt screaming fan service.
Spoiler
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee69/shadow18018/RailWarsep2_zpsb24a71c5.jpg)

Spoiler
Now lets see. Your alone with no around cause of a bomb threat and your other team mates are getting help/ directing people away from where the bomb is. Now you just diffused the bomb and the chick flops on top of you for trusting her and staying with the bomb when she ran to get liquid nitrogen.
If you you ask me. Its a perfect time for the main dude to show her his train.

Anyways. The series will probably end up as some love triangle with the main dude and other two chicks in his team

Final thoughts. I'll keep watching.
Its fun to say "DAYUM" at the obvious fan service moments. And thinking about train puns is fun too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 11, 2014, 06:08:56 PM
Rail Wars... Man, I really hope it keeps things on track.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 11, 2014, 06:22:22 PM
(http://media.tumblr.com/3dc6fc5be5afcc49c143473b7a8f2fdd/tumblr_inline_n5u1k7v5ib1qmej14.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 11, 2014, 06:30:53 PM
No idea what you're talking about, mate.

Isn't it funny the kids have to train to be train security officers? Hehe.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 11, 2014, 06:37:10 PM
I somehow managed to miss Rail Wars when Comprising the list of what to watch. Luckily NO1SEY caught it and reviewed it. In terms of this new season, Aldnoah.Zero is the one I'm most looking forward to seeing in terms of the second episode.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 11, 2014, 06:40:51 PM
Of the 14 first episodes I've watched thus far, Aldnoah was definitely the best. I'm eager to see where it goes. Surprisingly good episodes included Akame ga Kill and Sabagebu. Neither was amazing, but markedly better than my expectations.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 11, 2014, 06:49:51 PM
I totally agree, Sabagebu may well be a hidden gem of this season, I really enjoyed it.

Akame ga Kill had a strong first episode, I just don't know where the story is going to go yet.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 11, 2014, 06:56:27 PM
I'm following the manga, so I'm following that anime like a hawk. I don't expect a wow story or wow characters, I expect it to deliver on the action and... bodycount
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 11, 2014, 07:14:51 PM
I love that it isn't censored either. Love me some gore.

Also, sleeper hit of the season award goes to Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. It's actually quite charming and enjoyable. Very solid anime with great chemistry between the leads and solid comedy writing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 11, 2014, 07:16:01 PM
Watch Zankyou no Terror... it may knock Aldnoah of it's pedestal...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 11, 2014, 07:20:49 PM
I'm actually about to watch and review Gekkan Shojo now, I quite liked the Synopsis I read, so I'm looking forward to it.

Zankyou no Terror is one I'll hopefully get to over the weekend. (Although Aldnoah.Zero's second episode is out then too :P)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 11, 2014, 07:23:44 PM
I think you'll like it. Caught me by surprise, and I laughed all the way through.

I haven't watched Zankyou no Terror yet, but I really want to. It doesn't seem to be anywhere legal, so looks like I'll be streaming illegally this time.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 11, 2014, 10:37:16 PM
Depends where you are.  It's up on Wakanim for the UK, and I believe Funi have the streaming rights for the US, but I don't know offhand if they're showing it yet.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 11, 2014, 11:05:48 PM
Meh. Funimation is the devil to me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 08:05:53 AM
Ok Tokyo ESP.
I didnt think much of it but. Its opening theme is done by Faylan; I'll keep watching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bq9Q_cIpyY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m4kLHr5tRE ~Refs

I mean Faylan did the OST for Gai Rei Zero, So I guess I should get excited.
Spoiler
Tokyo ESP takes place in the same universe as Gai Rei Zero. In chronological order.
Tokyo ESP happens first. So do you have to watch Gai Rei Zero or read the manga Gai Rei to enjoy it?
No, not really. The first episode opens with a tease of the main protagonists of Gai Rei Zero but nothing that you require full background knowledge from the other sources. If anything Tokyo Esp is a prequel to the whole series. So its a great place to start.

I thought it was a pretty solid first episode. Got to see the Division 4 dudes in action again.
But this time they didnt get f*cked up like the first episode of Gai Rei Zero...
Anyways the show revolves around espers with the focus being being on the main character Rinka.

Next episode will hopefully be more about the characters. Cause the first was just mostly politics and getting a setting lay-ed out.

Final thoughts. I enjoy Gai Rei Zero for the most part. I'd rather watch more of those division 4 guys instead but reading some stuff online. Rinka sounds pretty interesting.
I'll end up watching it all. Who knows it might be more better then Tokyo Ghoul.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 12, 2014, 08:32:34 AM
Tried watching the psycho-pass re-edit. I stopped the moment I saw crappy CG... I'm sorry, what a way to ruin the feel of the show... Also the new scenes are so minimal, you have to be a huuuuuuuuuge fan of the series to care enough.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 12, 2014, 09:02:21 AM
Yeah, I never planned on watched it. Stuff like that is rarely worth the time. So, what would guys say is the worst series of the season? I'm leaning toward Momo Kyun Sword at the moment. Truly awful and mind numbingly stupid. It should just be renamed Boobs: The Boob Animation. Pretty terrible stuff. Bad plot, bad characters, bad art even, bad everything. Right up there at the top of the 2014 Crap List.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 12, 2014, 09:23:41 AM
So I can't really say much about P4 the golden animation not having played the game, but I kinda enjoyed the episode. I can't remember P4's first episodes all that well but from what I can tell, this feels a bit more fast paced and upbeat. Not sure about the portrayal of the Persona in episode 1 though... it seems really OP...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 12, 2014, 09:25:04 AM
Haven't really watched anything that I have disliked so far, but I'm not looking to watch things I won't like. That said that show sounds... awful... yeah... hate boobs... :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 09:33:34 AM
Yeah, I never planned on watched it. Stuff like that is rarely worth the time. So, what would guys say is the worst series of the season? I'm leaning toward Momo Kyun Sword at the moment. Truly awful and mind numbingly stupid. It should just be renamed Boobs: The Boob Animation. Pretty terrible stuff. Bad plot, bad characters, bad art even, bad everything. Right up there at the top of the 2014 Crap List.
Thats why you guys should start being ass men.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 12, 2014, 09:42:21 AM
Thats why you guys should start being ass men.

^This guy. Don't like boobs? Get dat ass then.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 12, 2014, 10:07:17 AM
Thats why you guys should start being ass men.

No. I love Boobs! The ass will never cut it!

But I do not appreciate them being grotesquely and forcefully shown when I am trying to read/watch and enjoy a freakin' manga or anime!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 10:19:29 AM
^This guy. Don't like boobs? Get dat ass then.
I'll take my nice plumb tushes over potential fake tits. Any day.
No. I love Boobs! The ass will never cut it!

But I do not appreciate them being grotesquely and forcefully shown when I am trying to read/watch and enjoy a freakin' manga or anime!
You! You know NOTHING! >:O

So I can't really say much about P4 the golden animation not having played the game, but I kinda enjoyed the episode. I can't remember P4's first episodes all that well but from what I can tell, this feels a bit more fast paced and upbeat. Not sure about the portrayal of the Persona in episode 1 though... it seems really OP...
Well Yu's persona. Izanagi a pretty powerful deity that created various other islands and deities.
Plus they should be OP. There summoning up demons/deities to help fight against shadows.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2014, 10:34:40 AM
^This guy. Don't like boobs? Get dat ass then.
I'll take my nice plumb tushes over potential fake tits. Any day.
Why choose? Every aspect of a women's curvaceous form is a winner. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 12, 2014, 11:38:25 AM
^This guy. Don't like boobs? Get dat ass then.
I'll take my nice plumb tushes over potential fake tits. Any day.
Why choose? Every aspect of a women's curvaceous form is a winner.

I'll drink to that!


Well Yu's persona. Izanagi a pretty powerful deity that created various other islands and deities.
Plus they should be OP. There summoning up demons/deities to help fight against shadows.

Well I watched P4 so I know the general gist, just didn't realise Izanagi was so powerful at the beginning (or I just don't remember it...). Anyways I'm not sure if I will continue or not, but we will see how much spare time I will have.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 12, 2014, 03:42:34 PM
Worst anime of the season? So far I'd give that honour to Himegoto.

I almost admire how bad they could make 4 minutes of animation. I'm frankly amazed it exists!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: GingerStark on July 12, 2014, 03:48:31 PM
Worst anime eh? Interesting...

I tried watching Infinite Stratos, the first few minutes weren't too impressive...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 04:06:01 PM
Worst anime eh? Interesting...

I tried watching Infinite Stratos, the first few minutes weren't too impressive...
The main appeal is to just pick a waifu and buy body pillows.

But I watch it cause the art is nice.
So nice that some other artist in japan was tracing his work for the his promo.
http://www.aniplogs.com/2012/06/muv-luv-alternative-on-tracing.html
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: GingerStark on July 12, 2014, 04:08:49 PM
Ahaha XD Oh my, that's definitely something to look forward to I suppose  ::)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 04:14:04 PM
No wai!!!

Charlotte is best Waifu. Nuff said.
Spoiler
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/84556ff966228c6945d29b3cf541da24/tumblr_mu48caITij1r7jzano2_r1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2014, 04:39:49 PM
No. Houki best girl.
Spoiler
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/69416e6d0a3a7015115ea83edc883c38/tumblr_mwdackk1lA1svfppko4_250.gif)(http://31.media.tumblr.com/103df3316013e1269a7713677c00eae5/tumblr_mwdackk1lA1svfppko9_250.gif)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: GingerStark on July 12, 2014, 05:01:04 PM
No! Laura Bodewig is best girl! ...despite not watching beyond he first episode >.>
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2014, 05:08:35 PM
Heh, I've seen 0 episodes I just like Houki!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 05:13:35 PM
I watched the whole first season and second season.
Even own the first season on dvd/blueray.

Come at me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2014, 05:20:47 PM
Ya well...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFGE-5-AK4c
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 12, 2014, 05:43:39 PM
Ok I think I'm done with rail wars for now... This episode seemed really erratic and the romance side of things is just seems a little weird to me. I'm not so sure that this plot knows what it wants to be or how it wants to do things... I'll watch it another time maybe, but I'm no longer interested enough to watch weekly.

On the other hand Tokyo ESP seems cool - a bit like The Unlimited spin off of Zettai Karen Children. It's not wildly original but it seems solid anyhow.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 09:11:11 PM
Ok I think I'm done with rail wars for now... This episode seemed really erratic and the romance side of things is just seems a little weird to me. I'm not so sure that this plot knows what it wants to be or how it wants to do things... I'll watch it another time maybe, but I'm no longer interested enough to watch weekly.
Dont worry dawg. I'll post all the delicious fan service moments so you dont have to worry!
While thinking of more train puns. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 12, 2014, 09:15:21 PM
I hated the fan service in this episode... it was so forced in there... just like the first episode...

but I am looking forward to more train puns :P

Also SAO II falling back into bad habits of focusing a lot on unnecessary things rather than telling its story? in episode 2? uh oh...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 09:31:19 PM
Oh yeah. Finally checked out Akame ga Kill!

I gotta say I'll watch it all.
I mean I need something to tie me over till Hitsugi no Chaika second season.
Spoiler
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/3gvs7svad8kyait/Hitsugi+no+chaika+OP+-+DARAKENA.mp3
Best OP last season.

Watching this season:
Akame Ga Kill!
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo ESP
Glass Lip
SAO 2
Persona 4 Golden
Rail Wars!

In order of interest. Also SAO 2.
I'm just watching for the animation TBH. Dat closing animation.
Of course how can I forget about dem booty shorts. Plus I'm a sucker for chicks in glasses too...
/Perv mode
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2014, 09:55:42 PM
Best OP last season? Don't you mean Masayume Chasing? Black Bullet? Trust In You?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 12, 2014, 10:59:39 PM
I still stand by my statement.
But the Date Alive 2 ending theme. I enjoyed that more then the op, tbh.

I'm not touching Black Bullet.
Yes, even I have standards and I have no interest watching a show about lolis.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2014, 11:43:37 PM
Sigh, again the loli factor is not even anything with that series. I never even thought about it until I read other people's comments. It's made out like some big thing and really when I was watching it I didn't think a thing of it. I don't like lolis myself, I'll take my anime women tall, dark and bishoujo, and I didn't even care or think anything of it. It made sense in the series. The show had away bigger issues then that. I'm not defending it like it's some great series, it's not, but the loli factor is not even anything.

But the OP is amazing to that show. Better than the series itself.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 13, 2014, 12:10:27 AM
I disagree completely.

From the first episode they explain the setting for why they have lolis just for the sake of having them. Its like they just took a look at whats popular and mashed up a whole show. Its just not something I can overlook when a big part of characters are lolis.
And I'm simple choosing not to support anything that panders towards loli-cons/Pedophiles.
I'm not saying your that type of dude, but if I must support something thats pretty awful then I'd choose the genric harem. And only if the art or fan service is pretty good.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 13, 2014, 05:44:13 AM
And now I must disagree with this!

First off the Black bullet OP is one of the absolute best to come out of last season.

Secondly, the Loli characters in Black Bullet are the very least of its problems, and actually in my opinion (as someone who really doesn't like lolis and unrefined fan service in anything) give the show some depth that it wouldn't otherwise have, as it has to deal with the mindset of children in situations of war and disaster - something not many shows do. Having to watch these children go through hell and some pretty horrible situations was actually fairly emotional, and I just don't see how not having them would have improved the show.

Yes they chose to put in a hell of a lot of cutesy little girls, and quite frankly could have not restricted itself to the female gender only, but really when watching I did not feel it was pandering at all. At times it was cute, but never to the point where I thought it was getting anywhere near to crossing a line.

A better reason not to watch is because of the erratic and poorly paced story. I'm not going to insist that you go watch it, nor get up at arms for you being wary of something that could potentially ring alarm bells. But Manimal is right, the lolis are really not something that should be considered all that much when thinking of whether or not to watch Black Bullet specifically.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on July 13, 2014, 08:36:45 AM
Haven't watch black bullet so I can't really comment on it.

I did want to get back to SAO II's second episode. That scene with sinnon didn't  need to be half as long as it was. I get that they're trying to build tension,  but now that they can log out and their real lives are not in any danger, theres not a lot there. It made sense in the first game to take it so seriously.

I dunno I shall still watch it since I have hope it will pick up when they face the real threat.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 13, 2014, 10:18:50 AM
I just have the feeling we will be waiting a long time for it to pick up...

It's problem is that it focuses a lot on the action, which is done well I'll admit, but there really isn't much else there. It could be any anime not just SAO. They don't focus on game mechanics that much, they don't focus of exploring the game world or anything MMO-like really, and they don't focus on progressing the story much.

The story part is my biggest gripe as they could have easily packed the action into half the time and made it more intense - as a studio they are more than capable of doing absolutely amazing action sequences - and then used the time they saved for something to actually happen and move forward... it's always been a problem with storytelling in SAO - they focus on action and on certain detail, which is good, but they take too long doing so, and it's always at the expense of telling the story.

Weird to see them back as elves/pixies though :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 13, 2014, 02:43:32 PM
Aldnoah.Zero is still show of the season for me. It's definitely my most looked forward to series. This season is actually pretty good, overall quality is higher than what we've seen in recent seasons.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2014, 02:54:45 PM
 Yes, I have to admit as much as I was saying anime is dead this season is bringing it.

Aldnoah is just doing it for me.

I have so many issues against the spoilerrific opening song that i'm nervous something bad may happen though, but given the chance I'm definitely finishing it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: LittRL on July 13, 2014, 02:59:31 PM
I've actually been on an anime binge these last few days. It's actually awesome because I rarely ever find new anime I'm really into (which isn't an adaptation of a manga I'm already reading).

I finished two series in the past two days: Hataraku Maou-Sama (The Devil is a Part-Timer), and Outbreak Company. I recommend both so much as they're both very interesting stories, which is to be expected I guess as they both came from light novels.

Just wanted to share that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2014, 03:10:27 PM
Outbreak Company I haven't heard of, but Hataraku Maou-Sama seemed too ridiculous to even consider watching. It's good? I'm surprised! I'll try it out I guess.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: LittRL on July 13, 2014, 03:15:25 PM
It is ridiculous but it's also funny and has depth to it as all light novel stories do. I definitely liked it at least.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2014, 03:23:51 PM
Zehahaha, always nice to find a fellow light novel reader. I'll watch it then if you endorsed it that much. Did you watch Rattousai etc. etc. ? I never could get around to finishing it after how much better the light novel was haha.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: LittRL on July 13, 2014, 03:36:09 PM
Yup, been watching that too. I agree the light novel is better but I can't help but want to watch it all happen via anime since the imagination can only go so far when picturing someone else's work.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2014, 03:38:02 PM
No kidding. I'll watch it again I guess. I didn't find it bad, just a bit sad that they didn't adapt certain things.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: LittRL on July 13, 2014, 03:57:49 PM
There's a limit to what they can add without it seeming too boring. In the end you have to try and pick up the minor details from the characters' expressions and anything deeper than that would basically spoil the story for anime-only fans, in a sense that is.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2014, 04:11:21 PM
Hm I guess so.

I recently stumbled on the Mondaiji children series. The ones where 3 people (one of them an overpowered bastid) are sucked into a game world or whatever. Seemed similar to no game no life. Do you know about it and have you ever read the original light novels?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: LittRL on July 13, 2014, 04:22:20 PM
Only watched the anime. To be honest I've only recently started reading light novels. Plan to read up on the ones whose anime I've seen.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2014, 04:25:23 PM
Yeah I'm no binger either. I've cut back on reading in general, but I have read quite a bit.

Seems like the way to go. I was about to get started on Log Horizon in a bit...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 13, 2014, 05:53:43 PM
Seems like the way to go. I was about to get started on Log Horizon in a bit...

Well, I'd advise against Log Horizon if you didn't like SAO. They're similar, but Log Horizon manages to be even worse. There aren't many shows more boring than Log Horizon.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Echo_River on July 16, 2014, 05:21:11 PM
I didn't think Log Horizon was that boring. They were following the light novel pretty strictly.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 05:44:24 PM
I've never read the light novel, but that must mean it's boring as well. I can't speak for anyone else, but the first episode nearly put my to sleep. It improved slightly after that, but the whole show was just mundane to me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 16, 2014, 05:52:04 PM
I've never read the light novel, but that must mean it's boring as well. I can't speak for anyone else, but the first episode nearly put my to sleep. It improved slightly after that, but the whole show was just mundane to me.
I thought it was pretty interesting.

Until they started to get hardcore about their politics and game mechanics.
Yeah its cool to tell me how draws agro and buffs and stuff. But I dont really care whether those noobs get through the dungeon successfully or not. Show me some of the "End game" stuff.

Or even more into how they got there in the first place. Cause the only character that was interesting after a while was just Shiroe and Nyanta. IMO.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 05:54:48 PM
Nyanta was my favorite part of the show and probably the only reason I didn't let my eyes glaze over while watching.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2014, 05:58:13 PM
Yeesh, Log Horizon taking hits everywhere. Still, I enjoyed that show. It was a fresh drink of water after what happened to me with a certain other MMO anime.

Watched Tokyo Ghoul. Like the art aesthetic (for the openings and endings esp), and the main character seems to have really been thrown into a lose lose situation.

The censorship is something else though. Black holes floating around the screen in the middle of animation. Colour inversion... Yeesh. We are a  long way away from the days of Elfen Lied.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 06:03:00 PM
On the bright side, Akame ga Kill isn't censored, and has quite a lot of blood and guts. I thoroughly enjoying the limbs flying everywhere.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on July 16, 2014, 06:08:46 PM
I thoroughly enjoying the limbs flying everywhere.

(http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/MissChurro/Armin1_zps7da3a7b1.png) (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/MissChurro/media/Armin1_zps7da3a7b1.png.html)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 06:10:32 PM
What can I say? I do enjoy some visceral entertainment.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 16, 2014, 06:12:39 PM
I recommend watching Akame ga Kill! too.

Gives me that attack on titan feels at times.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 06:15:19 PM
I just like how the MC isn't worthless. He actually does things and isn't a complete moron.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2014, 06:25:55 PM
On the bright side, Akame ga Kill isn't censored, and has quite a lot of blood and guts. I thoroughly enjoying the limbs flying everywhere.

Yus. Then I'm watching it. I was using Akame ga Kill as a litmus test actually. If it was  left unmolested then I'm watching it!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 06:35:22 PM
Yup. Totally uncensored. Gotta love it when they don't butcher a show.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2014, 06:43:04 PM
If it was animated that way that the violence is off camera I'm fine with it, but otherwise it's ridiculous haha.

As for Akame ga Kill did you read the manga first?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 07:32:05 PM
Nah, the first episode made me want to read it, but I haven't yet. I'm probably not going to until the anime is over. Don't want to spoil anything.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2014, 10:10:21 PM
Ah, I read the manga first before I saw the anime, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that it got an adaptation.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 10:18:02 PM
I know a guy reading it, and he seemed to think it was okay-ish. But from what I've seen of the anime, it's a little more than okay. Haha.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2014, 10:43:36 PM
Oh, I find it a bit mediocore actually. I'd describe it the same way,  but the one thing it does well it does well. The deathcount man. I thought it was a happy go lucky fantasy but things happen.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 10:46:37 PM
Really? The anime seems decent. But I suppose I've only seen one episode. It could go downhill from there.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2014, 10:54:52 PM
Haha I think you'll only be dissapointed if you're looking for some deep story or something else like that. It's like how I watched Pacific Rim only for the mechs, not the science. If they adapted it well it should be quite a fun watch.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 16, 2014, 10:57:01 PM
I'm mostly watching it for the action. It's a fun diversion. I want my anime to be deeper usually, but I can enjoy a more shallow show sometimes. After all, I have Aldnoah.Zero for my thinking anime this season.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2014, 11:11:14 PM
Seems legit.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2014, 03:22:20 AM
I just got around to watching Zankyou no Terror. I had no idea Watanabe was directing another anime. That makes Space Dandy and this one. That's amazing. This anime season is officially made for me. Mein gott.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 07:29:26 AM
Still haven't watched Zankyou no Terror. Where did you watch it? Seems like I'm staying off the beaten path for this one. I don't want to go back to my old streaming site for anime that didn't get picked up. They've been going downhill.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 17, 2014, 09:12:06 AM
I watched it on animefushigi, they have a rip from funimation as one of the mirror options, so it plays in kinda HD.

I dont condone  illegal streaming, but when a show is this good and not easily available otherwise... well... you gotta do what you gotta do!

Episode 2 should be out tonight/by tomorrow. Really looking forward to it. So far my favourite show of the season.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 10:08:31 AM
Gotta do what you gotta do. Spoken like a true anime fan.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 17, 2014, 10:15:35 AM
I dont condone  illegal streaming, but when a show is this good and not easily available otherwise... well... you gotta do what you gotta do!

There's a legitimate free stream available to the UK via Wakanim (http://www.wakanim.co.uk/).
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 11:01:35 AM
Unfortunately, I'm not in the UK. So I'm stuck with doing it the hard way.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 17, 2014, 11:10:08 AM
Ill check it out, how does it work, is it like spotify where you can pay for a 'premium membership' or stream in low qualitt with ads?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 11:22:33 AM
You lucky UK peoples. I envy you.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 17, 2014, 12:33:29 PM
Ok so it is like a free part and a premium part. It looks ok.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 12:58:52 PM
Tried to watch it, got told I can't because I'm an American. Sad day.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 17, 2014, 01:31:48 PM
Having checked, I see that Funimation are definitely streaming it to the US from their site.  I just assumed you were avoiding them on the grounds that they're Funimation.

Wakanim are okay though.  They'll usually keep things up to stream for free for (I think) about a month after the initial broadcast, then they become pay per stream or pay to download thereafter.  Personally, I prefer the subscription model to pay for things, but considering that their catalogue is still very small at present, I can understand why they'd go the route they have.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2014, 01:57:51 PM
I never had a choice in the matter in the first place. If I don't ahem... acquire by certain means then I wouldn't be able to watch. >.> But then again I could always wait for some months while working jobs and making money then legitimately pay.

Damn. No excuse I guess.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 02:44:51 PM
Having checked, I see that Funimation are definitely streaming it to the US from their site.  I just assumed you were avoiding them on the grounds that they're Funimation.

You most definitely know what's up.

I didn't pay for a really long time, just streamed illegally. What actually pushed me over the end was the massive difference in quality between an illegal stream and a legal one. I couldn't pass up the HD and decent subbing. Oh, and supporting the creators is nice too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 17, 2014, 03:19:57 PM
If I don't ahem... acquire by certain means then I wouldn't be able to watch. >.>

Depending on what you want to watch, there is a surprising amount of anime out there that can be streamed for free through legitimate channels.

As the name of the site implies, this list (http://forums.animeuknews.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18172) is UK-oriented, but discounting Wakanim and Animax, I think everything that's mentioned here will be available to the US.  Many folk don't seem to realise the number of series from Manga and Funimation's back catalogues that are available through their respective youtube channels, for example.  Some of the older stuff is not available in HD, but it is free and it is legal.

If you can bear to be a week behind on simulcasts, everything on Crunchyroll can be watched ad-supported without a subscription.  Hulu also have some ad-supported content, although, with the exception of the old Lupin tv series, I couldn't tell you what exactly, as precisely none of it is available in the UK.  There may be some newer content available for free in the US through Funimation's own site as well, but I honestly couldn't say - to Funi, the UK might as well be a leper colony.  I can't damn them completely, as their youtube content is still available to us, but anything they pick up for simulcast (which is not then picked up by Wakanim), will not be streamable to our filthy European eyes.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2014, 03:38:10 PM
Haha yikes. I'll try to use these methinks thanks.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 03:40:56 PM
I have a premium Crunchyroll membership, and I have to say, it's worth it. They get nearly all of the ongoing anime series, and their library is constantly growing. And it's not expensive either. Only 7 USD a month (I believe £4 for you UK folk). Paying isn't for everyone, but it works well for me, and the quality is quite high.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2014, 03:52:21 PM
Might as well look into that... When I get a Visa or Mastercard...

The mythical beasts.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 04:05:43 PM
I definitely would. Whenever you're no broke, I'd invest. Far too much of my money goes into anime, but I have no regrets.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 17, 2014, 04:07:32 PM
What kind of bonuses do you get for being subbed to Crunchy roll?

I have spare cash I dont mind throwing around. Thats usually my budget of junk food (Mostly 2 liters)
That I could easily do without.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 17, 2014, 04:15:06 PM
Basically, you get instant access to simulcast titles, 1080p HD, and discounts to their store (which has some pretty good deals sometimes). You can avoid ads completely with Ad Block Plus for your browser too. I find it worth paying for.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 20, 2014, 02:44:50 AM
Barakamon still putting a smile on my face :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 20, 2014, 07:52:53 AM
Gotta watch that one too. But only Crunchyroll UK has it. Looked pretty good.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 21, 2014, 10:17:19 AM
Hulu now has Zankyou no Terror and Tokyo ESP. I'm saved.  :clapping:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 21, 2014, 12:16:38 PM
Go watch it, now!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 21, 2014, 12:17:34 PM
I'm about to. Just finished my lunch, and now it's time to watch the animu.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 21, 2014, 12:22:15 PM
animooooooooo  :sheep:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 21, 2014, 12:27:41 PM
*insert cow gif I was too lazy to find*
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vio on July 21, 2014, 12:34:16 PM
(http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl1/18/187076/27_2008/cow.gif)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 21, 2014, 12:39:24 PM
^Thanks. I'm very mooooved.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 23, 2014, 04:32:56 PM
Hmmmm Re:_Hamatora is getting dark... I like!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2014, 08:14:14 AM
Is that the second season or something?

Enjoyed the third episode of Zankyou no Terror. So good to enjoy anime like this again.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 25, 2014, 08:22:30 AM
Yeah its the second season. It's kind of moving away from crazy detective situations to a more story driven plot. It's good, but different, and I think it lacks the charm that the first season had. Now it's just a solid, super-power anime.

And watched ZNT episode 3 this morning, the feeling of intrigue is just so so good. I completely know what you mean.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2014, 08:26:47 AM
I could go for that. I got turned off by the weird cat-mouse set up they tried to sell, but I felt it tried too hard. Are the colours still crazy as ever?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 25, 2014, 09:12:04 AM
Hmmmm... well they still use bright colours and flashes and such, but now a lot of what is happening happens at night time, so everything is darker.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 25, 2014, 09:39:01 AM
Finished Mirai Nikki. Overall it was decent although there where some very notable issues. Yukki has to be one of the biggest idiots I've ever seen as a main character. He was ridiculously forgiving and was generally stupid for most of the show. It's not that he was pathetic that I didn't like, Shinji was a pathetic male lead but still a great character, Yukki was just plain stupid.

Eye patch girl was as awesome as I expected and I liked the visually impaired girl as well. Yuno was Yuno. Some of the other characters where good. The last few episodes where really awesome though, they made up for some of the other stuff in the series.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 25, 2014, 11:23:53 AM
It's been a long time since I watched Mirai Nikki. I remember being unimpressed, but the details are fuzzy. I think it mostly had to do with Yukki as well. He really was a terrible character. You'd have to be insane and stupid to continue loving someone as crazy as Yuno. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 25, 2014, 12:30:01 PM
Ahhh I put that on my watch list... Is it not worth it?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on July 25, 2014, 12:48:17 PM
It's worth it for eye patch girl and the last like 6 episodes. It's not as thrilling as something like Death Note but it was still decent. Some good plot twists.

It's been a long time since I watched Mirai Nikki. I remember being unimpressed, but the details are fuzzy. I think it mostly had to do with Yukki as well. He really was a terrible character. You'd have to be insane and stupid to continue loving someone as crazy as Yuno.

The other dumbest part was when

Spoiler
Yukki basically forgives his dad and lets him in his house after he murders his mother. What a fricking idiot, he just murdered your mom ands it's like "let's go see the stars dad." Fricking idiot.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 25, 2014, 12:51:51 PM
It depends on who you ask. For me, no, not worth it. For someone who likes some quick and mindless entertainment now and again, sure.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 25, 2014, 08:49:16 PM
Ok the ending song for Tokyo ESP rocks!!!

Quite liked the episode and the story so far in general, although I have a bit of a problem that both this and episode 2 have been, and episode 4 (and maybe 5) will be, one big flashback... Either that or Episode 1 was essentially a prologue and the story actually starts in a time frame before it... The thing is that the first episode set up a story, and since then there has been no progression there because they are focussing on the past. I'm enjoying watching, but I'm feeling a little impatient...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 26, 2014, 10:19:24 AM
^
Will wait on the full versions before deciding on if I like the op or ed better.

Rail Wars! Epi 4:
Do you like beaches? Do you like boobs? If yes.
This the perfect episode. Lost of fan service everywhere with classic harem shenanigans.

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
Pretty good show. I kinda want to prnt scrn those op pictures for a desktop background.

Idk if I can watch Jinsei...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: leolinden on July 27, 2014, 07:45:57 PM
I've been watching Bleach and Death Note.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 28, 2014, 07:31:40 PM
Continuing my attempt to make inroads into Gundam, War in the Pocket was an unexpected delight. Completely and utterly removed from the typical Gundam show formula though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 29, 2014, 06:32:00 AM
Did you already watch Gundam 00?

Watched weird anime as suggested by this article. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-mike-toole-show/2014-07-27/.77064

Hells was fun. Reminded me of kill la kill.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 29, 2014, 03:24:08 PM
I've seen a little of 00, but it didn't do a lot for me, to be honest.  It was the first mecha series I'd seen that self-consciously stuffed its cast full of bishonen pretty-boys and, back then at least, the idea still seemed funny enough to me that I struggled to take it seriously.

Had actually seen that article flash up on ANN, but I hadn't read it in detail.  If they're still changing hands for such small amounts, I really need to pick up one of those Patlabor special editions.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 29, 2014, 05:29:41 PM
I'm really interested in Patlabor too. I like anime that's critically acclaimed and doesn't have too big  a fanbase around it. Even if sadly for the producers they don't get a lot of money out of that.

I can understand that about 00. I watched it as a chaser after Code Geass though. That ending was a bit strong for my tastes.

I like to think some shows go together like a cocktail? Drink mix? A three course meal?


If you watch Bebop: Watch Trigun and Gun X Sword as well

If you watch Code Geass: Watch Deathnote and Gundum 00 as well

Those are the only two combos I always emphasize to my friends. I should think up more
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 29, 2014, 06:24:58 PM
Trigun is freakin ace! and I agree that if you like Bebop you'd like Trigun, it has the same kind of classic and smooth feel to it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 29, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
 You watched them both?  Digital high five.

I was on a random anime watching spree, and attempted Sailor Moon as a self dare...

I survived it. It was actually ok... Strange.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 29, 2014, 06:57:22 PM
The new reboot? I just can't bring myself to do it... I never liked the original, can't say I was happy for this.

Is it me or is Tokyo ESP really similar to The Unlimited Zettai Karen Children Spin off series???
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 29, 2014, 07:22:54 PM
That prequel series?

Well Tokyo ESP wasn't a wow new plot anyways, but it was a fun ride to read. I wonder how the anime is faring... ?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 29, 2014, 07:28:23 PM
I really dislike Sailor Moon, as I find it kind of offensive, but I had some hope for the new series. I watched the first episode, and oh man... It was a train wreck. The writing was awful, and Usagi was just as unforgivingly terrible as before. The scenes with Tuxedo Mask were sappy and braindead, and the only part they NEEDED to get right, the transformation scene, was marred by terrible CG. Overall, bleh.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 29, 2014, 07:32:55 PM
 Bahaha, I noted all of these things and felt that maybe since this is shoujo in the first place I'm not supposed to like it. I must tell you though, Usagi made me laugh, girls were clearly girls and boys clearly boys,  and I was so happy there were no panty shots you wouldn't believe.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on July 29, 2014, 07:34:12 PM
Several days ago I watched an episode of an anime I never heard of on a whim.
It's called The Mystic Archives of Dantalian. I thought the setting was very cool and the plot sounded interesting so I watched the first episode and I just don't know how I feel about it or if I want to continue it.

So has anybody seen it so they can tell me what they think of the rest? It's a short series but I'm still debating if it's worth trying to continue. :hmm:

I really dislike Sailor Moon, as I find it kind of offensive, but I had some hope for the new series. I watched the first episode, and oh man... It was a train wreck. The writing was awful, and Usagi was just as unforgivingly terrible as before. The scenes with Tuxedo Mask were sappy and braindead, and the only part they NEEDED to get right, the transformation scene, was marred by terrible CG. Overall, bleh.

I had high hopes. I didn't mind the original, it was definitely lighthearted and aimed towards kids, so it wasn't anything to take too seriously. But the reboot... I'm disappointed. It's definitely aimed for the older group, and more focused on romance. It jumped into that right away. In addition to what you said: The style is sort of weird, Usagi was practically expressionless when in the original she had all kinds of crazy expressions, the story is becoming confusing already because it's like the original but not at the same time, and why the heck are Tuxedo Mask's eyes showing in the mask? I thought that was the point of the mask. To, you know, hide his identity. There are many other things I could go on about but I'll end it there to save everyone's time. ::)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 29, 2014, 08:36:24 PM
I remember watching Dantalian a long time ago. It was a decent series. Very atmospheric and character based. I liked it, if I recall correctly. I'd finish it if I were you. It's a solid episodic mystery series.

Yeah, I agree with you, Churro. It was tremendously disappointing. I think what gets me the most is they've had over twenty years (if you count it from the original series starting rather than ending) to improve, and nothing got better. It actually got worse. The animation and art is still bad, and the characters just a lifeless. Dear God, I could barely sit through the episode it was so dull. And she beats the enemies by screaming like a little, sad, pathetic child? Come on.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on July 29, 2014, 11:11:05 PM
Ahh I guess I'll go ahead and finish it then. Thanks. ^-^

For Sailor Moon they actually delayed the release for a year I believe. What was the point? Did they actually improve anything? =.=

Oh yeah, everyone keeps referring to the art as "How to draw manga" style. I see it... If you look at sites like Dragoart for tutorials, you'll see most of the manga tutorials follow a similar style. The eyes almost taking up each half of the face, the tiny lips, etc...I had my hopes up for something more than that... And yeah, Usagi was a whiner in the original, but if I remember correctly, she still just toughed it out when she needed... I thought that was kind of the point of the character. >.>

I think they've just gone overboard. With targeting the older audience, they were able to make it into a super sparkly romance.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 29, 2014, 11:59:23 PM
I guess it's mostly a case of me not liking the style of Sailor Moon at all. I don't like the art, as I find it ugly and choppy. We've gotten so much better at visuals, and I feel like Sailor Moon is a step backwards. And I just do not like Usagi. I never did. I just plain think she's a bad character. Not deep or complicated, and so wrapped up in superficial stuff. She's just not relatable to me at all.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 30, 2014, 04:30:22 AM
The reboot was made entirely for the old fans of the series and for anyone who is into the magical battle-maiden type animes as Sailor moon essentially set the bar there. If you weren't a fan originally, then you probably won't be this time around either. Me, I'm gonna give it a wide birth...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2014, 04:42:44 AM
I would never get into it, but to be honest  I didn't hate it that much. But I suppose older fans of the series would be better judges of what it's like.

It's nice though, that husband and wife get reboots for their anime. Sure hope it gets popular for her too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 30, 2014, 04:52:59 AM
I usually have polarizing opinions, so it's hard to say stuff without treading on someone's feelings. Lots of people love Sailor Moon, but I've personally never understood the appeal. To be entirely honest, I've never understood the appeal of the entire genre. Even though I'm still not terribly fond of it, Madoka Magica is the only one I've ever enjoyed even slightly.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2014, 05:09:19 AM
I think I was convinced by the others to watch Madoka Magiaca. I mean magical girls were just a nope for me. Glad I was possessed to eventually try it out though.

Did you watch your movies? I'm only asking because I've noticed a tendacy for animes to release a 'movie' version of their animated series. Was wondering which is better between the two. Madoka Magiaca got split into three movies. And I think AOT got (will get) something like that too...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 30, 2014, 05:33:57 AM
I've never seen the Madoka movies, though I've heard some mixed reviews. The first two are just recaps, and the third is kind of odd from what I understand.

SnK is getting a live action movie. The cast has already been confirmed.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2014, 05:42:03 AM
Oh yeah I know about the live action. Haha, on that people are already bemoaning that most of the cast is asian. Some dude said they'd already done frakked it up.

It's also getting an anime recap sort of thing though. I just wondered if they just remixed or tried to make it something truly worth watching.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 30, 2014, 06:07:03 AM
Well half of the characters are white... so it's gonna be a bit hard to really see them as Asian actors and Actresses. But previous live action film adaptations haven't been so bad.

They are probably having a recap because the manga is releasing too slowly to start the second season yet...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 30, 2014, 01:49:22 PM
Mikasa is the only character of East Asian origin in the series, so she'll be alone in not looking weird. But honestly, what choice did they have? The manga is written in Japanese, so it's not like it's really that much of a crime. But it they wanted to really push for authenticity, they needed to collaborate with Hollywood to make the movie. And that's something really unlikely to work out. Currently, Hollywood is just now warming up to the idea of manga, anime, and light novels as source material. Edge of Tomorrow and Pacific Rim were big steps forward, but I don't think they're ready to accept Japan yet. And the only director worth anything who might do the movie is Guillermo del Toro, but he's a very busy man.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on July 30, 2014, 02:22:31 PM
If you're talking Hollywood adaptations of Japanese properties, don't forget that it hasn't been that long since western live-action versions of both Dragonball and Speed Racer bombed horrifically at the box office.  My feeling is that if they can't get adaptations of Cowboy Bebop or Akira off the ground, I wouldn't expect anything much any time soon.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 30, 2014, 02:47:02 PM
The only thing to consider with SnK is that it's had huuuuuge popularity with young people in the west, acting as an entry anime for many who have never watched anime before. It's name may carry it through box office alone.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 30, 2014, 03:05:53 PM
Dragonball Evolution also had a low budget if I recall correctly, around 30 million, and nearly doubled that in box office returns. Still critically panned though, and not terribly impressive commercially either. Speed Racer was a total flop. Big budget, low returns. And critics hated it. To be fair though, both movies had crappy production teams and screenplays. Japanese media can be adapted correctly if properly directed and written (e.i. Edge of Tomorrow). Personally, I agree with you. We have a long way to go before seeing them regularly in theaters, but we are getting there.

SnK was popular even with people who don't like anime. It almost transcended the boundaries of east and west. However, its popularity is dying down. Still big, but not a crazy phenomenon anymore. Though I'm sure if it was given the proper big budget blockbuster treatment, it'd rake in the dough.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 31, 2014, 08:57:27 AM
Wait what?
People actually WATCHED Dragonball Evolution?!
I mean I noped out of it the second I saw the preview images for Piccolo. The whole movie only matter for watching the "hot" chicks. Even then the preview images were more then plenty.
While I'm at it. The main dude is pretty scrawny. I mean Goku is built like a tank. Wtf? /Rant

Also in terms of live action. Was the first Power Rangers movie well received in the west?
Cause there seems to be a new movie reboot for the MMPR.
I wont watch it though. I prefer my Super Sentai to be total cheese ball antics.

I finally got around to watch Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.
I like it lot for rom-coms. Dat opening doe.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 09:24:17 AM
Watching the first episode of Barakamon. It's funny haha.

I watched DBE without seeing any commercials, and that was the first time I ever watched a live action from an anime so I really had no idea what I was walking into...


Forgot what the Gekkan Shoujo was

Looking forward to the Power Rangers remake. It better be cheesy or that'll be a deal breaker. Some remakes don't need to be darker and edgier.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 31, 2014, 09:32:58 AM
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Is a Rom-com, slice of life anime about some chick trying to ask out this dude she likes.
But cant seem to do it and misunderstands happen then ends up helping him with his Shoujo manga.

Here I'll link the Op: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm1VLvOSmRc
Cause its pretty catchy. :3


Power rangers/Super Sentai are the best when cheesy. I havent watched the second season of Akibarangers yet. And the last movie I watched from the series was gokaiger vs space sheriff gavan.
Totally cheesy and cringe worthy. Was awesome.
I mean its space pirate rangers vs space policeman!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 10:15:12 AM
Hahaha you're joking it gets that 'bad' ?

Aye aye aye hahaha. Are they self aware about how cheesy it is or did it turn out that way and still remain fun to watch?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on July 31, 2014, 10:50:50 AM
A mixture of both.
Cause Space Sheriff Gaven has the same actor that played one of the black rangers in an older series.
And they poke some fun at that fact in the movie.
But most of the time its intended for kids and parents that grew with the shows type of audience.

Now there is a self aware series "Akibarangers" Just about a bunch of otakus that love the sentai shows and end up making a ranger team. Eventually getting real ranger powers.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 31, 2014, 01:42:42 PM
I've never watched anything Super Sentai. I've always been curious, and I know things about the genre but never did commit to anything. People tell me it's quite entertaining, and I imagine they're right.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on July 31, 2014, 03:31:01 PM
Holy Hell will Zankyou No Terror ever stop being AWESOME!?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on July 31, 2014, 03:54:03 PM
And I still haven't started it... I'm so lazy...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2014, 12:13:39 AM
Nuuu  I wanted to be the first to watch that on MR.

Downloading now
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 01, 2014, 02:31:31 AM
Sigh... Guess it's time to watch it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2014, 02:34:51 AM
Haha, I can understand it not being on people's radars though. Happened to me too.

Go watch a Ghibli movie!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 01, 2014, 03:01:48 AM
I had it in my sights, but didn't have a way to watch it until recently.

I've seen all the Ghilbi movies... Guess I could rewatch some...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2014, 03:08:30 AM
What the heck?! You lie!! Even Miyazaki's last work?

Guh, I've been beaten on something important... Must... Watch...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 01, 2014, 03:47:02 AM
Yup. The Wind Rises was pretty amazing as well. I saw it in a tiny little art theater 30 minutes from my home town. I hope he makes more movies, but if not, The Wind Rises is a fabulous film to go out on.

You really should see as many as you can. I've been lucky enough to meet people who owned most of the older ones. Most the new ones come to the US late, but I manage to see them despite limited releases.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2014, 03:56:04 AM
Working on that for sure. But Ghibli movies are weird. I'm always unmotivated to watch them, and really think they're not that great, but when I open the movie and watch, I get drawn in man. Like bad.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 01, 2014, 02:34:00 PM
They have ways of sucking you in, for sure. I'd say my least favorite is definitely Tales from Earthsea. It's not bad, but not amazing by Ghibli standards. It's directed my Miyazaki's son, so it was more of a trial run for him. His next film, From Up on Poppy Hill, was much better.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2014, 02:40:03 PM
Never heard of that one. Haha his son huh. Never heard of that, cool.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 01, 2014, 04:10:04 PM
Only one thing to say about Tokyo ESP...

Penguin = POWER!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 01, 2014, 05:46:50 PM
Tokyo Esp:
More like Wolverine hairstyle gets all the wommenz hot and bothered.

Rail wars Ep 5:
This episode was completely ridiculous.
The main dude is embarrassed at the chicks bare thigh but is completely cool spooning in a restroom stall.
Also theres a second dude on the team? He has one or two scenes. Sometimes I dont think he even talks, just there. >_>
All in all. Lots of fan service! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 01, 2014, 07:31:10 PM
I'd watch more stuff, but I'm going to be really busy for the next week. Sigh... I hate summer workloads.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2014, 04:06:49 PM
I suspected Rail Wars was like that. I'll side step that one for now.

Internet killed itself for a while, which was pissing off. Still haven't watched Zankyou or Aldnoah (if it's out)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 02, 2014, 05:52:28 PM
Zankyou was out yesterday or thursday, Aldnoah and Barakamon came out earlier today. About to watch it now.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 02, 2014, 07:26:26 PM
What the ell is up with SAO II!? It couldn't hold back from revealing the thing that gave the show a slight mystery even a little bit?

Also whats up with that long drawn out death!? the guy took like 20 seconds to die from being stabbed!

Couldn't resist from doing the Empire music from star wars towards the end of episode 5 there :P DUN DUN DUN DUN DADA DUN DADA!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2014, 07:37:05 PM
Watching Aldnoah and Zankyou now.

SAO can *bleeep bleeeeeeep*

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 02, 2014, 07:42:43 PM
I like the light saber noises. :^D

But I think its better then watching some dude sniff a bloody rag like a used pair of panties...


I didnt RQ any shows yet except of Glass Lip.
I cant handle the main character going "EHHHHH???".

@Lego:
Your missing out on dropping Rail Wars.
Its the go to show for fan service right now. :3
I mean you get slow motion shot of the red hair chick getting shot with a paint ball in the thigh.
What more do you need?!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2014, 07:44:37 PM
Going 'EHHH ?' What do you mean?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 02, 2014, 07:48:10 PM
Going 'EHHH ?' What do you mean?
You know that thing.
She does it when something "Unexpected" happens. Or when shes confused.
Or whenever she wants to act cute. I think its a some effect to make her cute and ditzy.

Annoying. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2014, 07:49:39 PM
... Is it fun to watch? HOTD and Bentou were fun.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 02, 2014, 09:18:48 PM
I got bored of Rail Wars really quickly... I wouldn't say its a fun watch, only really there to satisfy the niche group of anime watchers that love their miniature railway sets and want to see big boobs... (gross overgeneralisation...). To me it had a lot of potential, but went the wrong direction story-wise.

Yeah that Tokyo Ghoul scene was weeeeeeeird! not quite sure what I think of the show atm.

SAO isn't all bad, but it's really never going to live up to any hype whatsoever, nor shake the negative view people have of the series if the story writing doesn't improve.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 02, 2014, 09:19:47 PM
Meh. Glasslip is pretty satisfying to me in terms of art and animation. The well rounded cast is good too. I don't mind the main character, as she's actually pretty earnest and cares about the people around her. The characters in that show may seem mundane, but only because they're fairly realistic representations of problems we face every day. Aside from the whole seeing the future thing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 02, 2014, 09:38:27 PM
I haven't seen the most recent episode yet but so far, it's good. The animation is really the main reason I'm watching it, and the animation is really nice. Other than that, eh it kind of lost me after episode 2. Still going to continue for the animation. This season of anime is not to thrilling to me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 02, 2014, 09:39:58 PM
I feel you. Aldnoah.Zero and Glasslip and definitely the visual standouts of the season.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 02, 2014, 09:43:46 PM
Have you seen the visuals in Zankyou!? the characters may not be much but the background art and animation is amazing! I almost thought I was looking at the inside of a real train!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 02, 2014, 10:25:00 PM
I haven't seen it yet, so that's why I don't have an opinion. I've heard great things from nearly everyone though. I stand by my observations about Glasslip and Aldnoah though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 03, 2014, 05:45:19 AM
I'm liking the CG in Aldnoah... so that must be a big plus for it because I never like CG :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2014, 06:02:30 AM
Yeah it's pretty seemless.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on August 03, 2014, 03:18:13 PM
Having now caught up to the current episode of Terror in Resonance, I feel it's a very watchable, competent thriller with slick production values, but it hasn't done anything so far that's really wowed me.

Would also agree that the character designs are pretty bland.  The only one I really liked was for the white haired girl, Five, who looks like she's been drawn by Yo*censored*aka Amano.

Edit: Oh come on, I can't even write a man's name because it contains a four letter word?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 03, 2014, 03:19:42 PM
Other than Knights of Sidonia, Aldhoah has the best CG of the year. But of course, Sidonia is a CG show, so that's a little different.

Speaking of Sidonia, it didn't get much hype or fanfare, but that show is amazing. Easily one of the best mecha anime ever made and one of the most cinematic anime I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 03, 2014, 03:36:38 PM
Having now caught up to the current episode of Terror in Resonance, I feel it's a very watchable, competent thriller with slick production values, but it hasn't done anything so far that's really wowed me.

Would also agree that the character designs are pretty bland.  The only one I really liked was for the white haired girl, Five, who looks like she's been drawn by Yo*censored*aka Amano.

Edit: Oh come on, I can't even write a man's name because it contains a four letter word?

I don't know if there isn't a wow factor but for me it's just so refreshing and compelling. I'm so much more hyped for it each week than for Aldnoah. Good Mystery/Thriller shows always do that for me. And for me the bland characters are completely outweighed by the backgrounds.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 03, 2014, 05:13:05 PM
To be fair, a lot of time the character designs are intentionally mundane as to accentuate the realism of the plot or the banality of life. Of course, considering this is a thriller, I'd say it's still intentional, but the purpose is more likely to be drawing the focus to the plotline and psychology of the situation.

But I haven't seen the show, so that's merely speculation based on generalities.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 03, 2014, 05:48:07 PM
Regardless you could be pretty close there.

Finishing of Bebop. Only got 5 more episodes to go. didn't realise I got that far before though...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 03, 2014, 06:05:38 PM
Watched the newest episode of Glasslip...I just realized this show has the Caillou effect around the borders. Interesting.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 03, 2014, 07:52:27 PM
I'd say that if you didn't know you got that far, you might want to rewatch some episodes. I do that a lot whenever I come back to a show after a long absence.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 03, 2014, 08:35:55 PM
I finally decided to watch Tiger & Bunny.

Pretty good show.
I think theres the movie or series at the local anime place here.
So I'll pick that up later when I can.  :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2014, 08:49:58 PM
Other than Knights of Sidonia, Aldhoah has the best CG of the year. But of course, Sidonia is a CG show, so that's a little different.

Speaking of Sidonia, it didn't get much hype or fanfare, but that show is amazing. Easily one of the best mecha anime ever made and one of the most cinematic anime I've ever seen.

*Cries

For once Syntax likes an anime that I really really liked.

The dude deserves a little recognition. I was so happy that he got his work animated at last. His main works are cyberpunk manga, Blame! Biomega and Abara, and are not very accesible to many audiences. Still haven't convinced my frirends to read them. When he made Sidonia no Kishi I could tell he was aiming for anime adaptation or at least a Japanese audience. Could see the telltale signs. I don't blame him, and am happy that he got animated. He still managed to sneak in some easter eggs from his other works and that was good enough.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 03, 2014, 11:21:34 PM
*high fives Lego* This is a joyous occasion!

I think what amazed me most about it was the atmosphere he created. There was a serious old school sci-fi vibe coming from every part of that show; the beat up mechs, the classic dystopia, the last hope of humanity, the washed out colors... Everything. Anime desperately needed a show to make science fiction amazing again and bring it back to its roots; Sidonia did that. And oh man, the combat sequences. The final episode I think will forever remain in my top five most cinematic, epic, moments in anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2014, 11:29:13 PM
Woot! Glad you liked it man. I still haven't watched all the episodes yet, I must do that. And yeah, things get grim in there haha.

Still only gone as far as his first encounters. And from just that it was epic. When the MC shifts gears and levers in the mech I was like 'oh yeh.'

I'm a troll but... The sound in space irked me a little haha. Ever since I learnt cartoons and movies had lied to me about sound in space I have something against that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 04, 2014, 12:35:03 AM
Yeah... I think everything kind of lies about space sounds. It's just way more awesome to have those kind of sound effects. Especially when another of Sidonia's technical achievements was its sound. Pretty much movie quality if you ask me.

And the second season starts in November, so there's not much waiting to do for the rest of the anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 04, 2014, 12:41:23 AM
Oh herru yes. I'm so glad Japanese have learnt the concept of seasons. Let that be the end of filler episodes
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 04, 2014, 01:47:06 AM
Well, seasons have existed for a long time with the exception of the big shounen shows, which is probably why it seems worse than it actually is.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 04, 2014, 02:22:48 AM
Hmm

Are you watching Magi? I left the series and started reading it. Not hyper about it but hearing there's a season 2 in the works.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 04, 2014, 02:33:35 AM
I've actually never read or watched any of Magi, though numerous people have told me to. I've also heard the manga is much better than the anime, but I obviously don't have a personal opinion. I'm considering reading the manga. It's long, so it'll keep me satisfied for a while.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 04, 2014, 02:41:28 AM
Yeah the manga is better. It's got surprisingly darkish themes though. Female mangaka man. They don't pull the punches do they? FMA was something else sometimes haha
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 04, 2014, 03:44:16 AM
I really enjoyed watching magi, but if the manga is better I would read it because the show wasnt stand out amazing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 04, 2014, 04:11:23 AM
Manga is better, especially with how far it's gone. Season 1 changed things when it wasn't even necessary that it happens.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 04, 2014, 06:48:03 AM
I'm always surprised when female mangaka are behind shounen or seinen titles. They just don't seem like genres a woman would like, given the demographic. But I suppose anyone can write anything, given that it's within the parameters of their authority to write about.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 04, 2014, 09:57:01 AM
Exactly. Actually I just thought of another example. Dorohedoro. I automatically thought the author was a man. Yikes that manga.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 04, 2014, 03:04:24 PM
Same thing with Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. Totally a shounen romance, but written by a woman. Would never have guessed it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on August 05, 2014, 12:21:37 AM
I just finished Magi. I loved it. I can't even really describe how I feel about it... I was just never really disappointed. Dang that was good. I hope they get a 3rd season soon.

I'm debating what to start next. I'm going to continue that Dantalian one, but I want to start something else too... Possibly Fullmetal Alchemist, since I've been hearing a lot about that. Maybe Death Note.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 05, 2014, 12:36:19 AM
If you've never seen FMA Brotherhood or Death Note, either is great to watch. You should see both.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 05, 2014, 12:48:12 AM
Along with the first FMA :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on August 05, 2014, 01:23:03 AM
SAO II <---- Five episodes already released, just FYI ladies and JEHNTS.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2014, 01:37:10 AM
So Magi was good huh, nice.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 05, 2014, 01:45:27 AM
Watched two episodes of SAO 2... I'm still waiting for the plot to start.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 05, 2014, 06:40:23 AM
I get the feeling you will have to wait a lot longer too... nahh its not toooooo bad... just not great...

I still havent watched FMA Brotherhood or to the end of Deathnote. After reading them fully I never felt the need.

Has anyone seen Death Billiards? I cant quite decide what I think about it...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on August 05, 2014, 10:46:02 AM
Yeah, I saw Death Billiards back when it came out.  I thought it was okay, might even have worked as a short series, but the fact that I'd completely forgotten it existed until you mentioned it there probably says a lot.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2014, 11:45:15 AM
What's Death Billiards about?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 05, 2014, 12:49:18 PM
It's a one episode animation about 2 men - a young man and an old man - who appear in a swanky looking bar and are told to play pool with their lives on the line. It looks at some psychology of the placebo effect and also looks at the worth of human life. It's kinda obscure though in that you can see what is going on but you never really get it. I feel like it was more of an experiment than an actual story. I liked it, but I just don't really understand why...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 05, 2014, 03:35:58 PM
A pool game with life on the line. Interesting. Do they ever play snooker?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 05, 2014, 06:18:57 PM
Nope just pool... how many games of hitting balls with sticks do you think they can fit into 25 mins :P

Anyways it just struck me because I never really thought of ever writing a one episode or one chapter thing before. I kinda wanna see what else is like that out there. Is Cencoroll???

Has anyone seen Atelier Escha & Logy? I have it on my "to watch" list but haven't been able to find it anywhere...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2014, 06:25:09 PM
Only ever heard of Cencoroll. Not even sure about the other one.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 05, 2014, 11:13:48 PM
Cencoroll is really good. That's all I can say without spoiling it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 06, 2014, 05:29:46 AM
I will try to find it to watch then :)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 06, 2014, 06:14:36 AM
It's fairly old, so you might not find anything high quality, but I've seen it on several sites.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on August 06, 2014, 11:38:44 AM
Anyways it just struck me because I never really thought of ever writing a one episode or one chapter thing before. I kinda wanna see what else is like that out there.

One-shot short films like that used to be far more common during the original home video boom of the '80s and early '90s.  If you must have something recent though, Death Billiards is actually part of the Japanese government-funded 'Anime Mirai Project' aimed at training new animators and there are quite a few other shorts floating around that have come from that.  The quality varies wildly, but they're usually interesting if nothing else.  The most famous one to come out of it though it is undoubtedly Little Witch Academia.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 06, 2014, 12:39:57 PM
I was going to track down the others in that project. Little Witch Academia huh, that's amazing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 06, 2014, 01:38:12 PM
Oh yeah, I remember LWA. I think it benefited greatly from the online distribution, what with using YouTube and all to get the English sub out. And if I'm not mistaken, a Kickstarter funded sequel is in the works.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 07, 2014, 12:42:56 AM
Yeah I'm looking forward to it. I think it reached its goal within a week or something? The response was overwhelming. Studio Trigger banzai.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 07, 2014, 01:29:45 AM
Trigger needs to solidify their place a bit more, and this certainly won't hurt. That's for sure.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Blackbird on August 07, 2014, 03:48:04 PM
Just finished watching Angel Beats! for about the fifth time and every time I watch it I just cry more and more. And I don't cry easily. In total there have been 2 movies I cried while watching, and two books. Angel beats is the only anime that's made me cry and it's also been the only fictional work EVER that's made me cry multiple times during when either rewatching or during the watching of it in general.

And even though I keep on crying every time, either the next moment or at the same time I'm laughing because it's funny. I keep feeling the suspense. To me Angel Beats! is the perfect anime. No matter how girly you may think I am because of that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 07, 2014, 04:29:12 PM
Angel Beats would be a perfect series if it was 26 episodes. 12 was not enough develop all the characters and make for an emotional ending. I almost cried over the ending but I didn't. I might of if I had more time to care about the characters. That was the only scene where I almost cried. They where good characters! It was funny! The rocket chair is a classic. It could have been so good. Everyone has different experiences with different shows though.

Girls Dead Monster, that's some seriously good stuff. Keep The Beats is an awesome album. Cool reference to Bon Jovi's Keep The Faith with the name and cover. LiSA is amazing. She does so much good stuff. Almost as good as Mami Kawada.

Ugh this anime had so much good stuff going for it!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 07, 2014, 05:02:06 PM
Loved Angel Beats for what it was. But yeah, it was too short to fully develop everything. I'd love to see it get a 24 or 26 episode remake, kind of like what happened with Kanon.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Blackbird on August 07, 2014, 05:14:57 PM
I think I also kind of like the fact that it was that short. If they had gone into everyone's background it might have gotten tedious, which now certainly wasn't the case. Part of it's charm is that you can keep on imagining or even slightly reasoning what the character's backgrounds were. That they didn't get into this leaves the charm of the mystery of this world.

Personally I think that is very beautiful.

More Angel Beats is never bad, but maybe it would have lost impact that way.
I think that was why the manga wasn't so great.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 07, 2014, 06:32:45 PM
The manga also came after the show I believe, so it was already up against the anime. Now they're making it into a visual novel.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on August 07, 2014, 06:48:24 PM
I didn't dislike Angel Beats, but the way it was structured, I actually felt it was like watching a visual novel adaptation, in the sense that we were seeing one route, and other characters' backgrounds or further details about the world would have been fleshed out by subsequent playthroughs in the original.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 07, 2014, 07:27:28 PM
I kind of got that feeling as well. It was a very strange show to be honest.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Echo_River on August 07, 2014, 09:08:37 PM
I just started watching Attack on Titan. Since I'm almost done with Sket Dance. And I've heard quite a lot about it, so I figured might as well start looking at it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on August 07, 2014, 09:18:01 PM
I just started watching Attack on Titan. Since I'm almost done with Sket Dance. And I've heard quite a lot about it, so I figured might as well start looking at it.

Do you like it?? Don't worry, even if you're not in the fandom yet, you will be. *Grabs your leg and pulls you to the dark side*

(http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/MissChurro/Welcome_zpsb2aac906.gif) (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/MissChurro/media/Welcome_zpsb2aac906.gif.html)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Echo_River on August 07, 2014, 10:24:42 PM
I-I only watched the first episode. It was interesting. I liked the art. Still have more yet to see.
*Hugs teddy bear and looks under bed*
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 07, 2014, 10:34:13 PM
I've seen the movie that gif is from, but I can't remember the name. >.<
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on August 07, 2014, 10:34:35 PM
I can't wait to see what you think about it, Echo~

(http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/MissChurro/Eyebrow_zps5f339f05.gif) (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/MissChurro/media/Eyebrow_zps5f339f05.gif.html)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Steel17 on August 08, 2014, 12:00:01 AM
well I´m watching free eternal summer and I´m really enjoying this season more than the first one.

Also I started watching zankyou no terror, the first chapter is interesting, I hope it gets crazier xD
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 08, 2014, 06:34:59 PM
Rail wars! Ep 6:
Didnt disappoint at all.
Basically an excuse to get the chick with the biggest rack naked.
Obliviously when some criminal grabs onto her shoulder and gets tackled down it should tear off her shirt and bra.
Oh no...That doesnt make sense....


She must wear no bras! Greatest show ever.
Make sure to get the Dvd/blueray releases for uncensored fan service.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 08, 2014, 06:46:02 PM
I'm going to be honest— I could not get through two episodes of Angel Beats.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 08, 2014, 09:39:37 PM
Angel Beats is not for everyone. People who don't like sentiment or the pacing will get turned off pretty fast.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 08, 2014, 10:07:34 PM
Finished Yamada's First Time / B Gata H Kei.

It was way better then I expected. The last two episodes where actually surprising to me, I didn't expect all the nipples or any of that. Still it was actually a good show, very enjoyable, I like when the girl is the big pervert, it's more interesting then another show about another generic guy who's a perv. Yamada was a good character, great dub as well. Brittney Karbowski, Jad Saxton and Cherami Leigh in one dub. That's one strong cast.

But ya it was defiantly an interesting series, more so then most school romance comedies. Kanejou was one smokin' anime girl. Still those last two episodes came as a shock to me. It got real. Good series overall.

Still summer is like nearly over and I've only seen 4 animes so far, the only truly impacting one being Evangelion. This summer is barely summer...

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 08, 2014, 10:10:33 PM
Angel Beats is not for everyone. People who don't like sentiment or the pacing will get turned off pretty fast.
It just felt messy and unfocused to me for some reason. I might have a different opinion if I tried it again, but rewatching it is low on my priority list.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 08, 2014, 11:23:30 PM
Probably because of the pacing. It rushes and that can get a bit annoying.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 08, 2014, 11:57:48 PM
That could have been it. I know, though, that Code Geass rushed a whole lot, but that was what made it so enjoyable, too. Angel Beats' rushing just felt like underdevelopment the whole time.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 09, 2014, 02:32:41 AM
Yeah, when most people complain about Angel Beats, it's usually about the undeveloped story and characters. And that's pretty legitimate complaint, to be honest.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2014, 02:41:05 AM
What blasphemy is this? I could not even completely read your sentences! Angel Beats was a masterpiece! Of course, I never admit that I watched it because that ending got me bad.

*Punches wall to feel manly again.

I've somehow managed to not watch last week's Zankyou episode. So I'll be watching two very close together fufufu. I know it will not dissapoint.
 
Picking up Rail Wars. My friends have recommended it. And I know what I'm watching it for
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 09, 2014, 05:31:13 AM
I couldn't stand Angel Beats... but that's just me...

Also not really being sold on Rail Wars to watch it further. It had promise in it's first episode... sorta... but I feel like good story has been thrown out the window for fan-service. However, if that's what people wanna watch it for, go right ahead!

About to start Sengoku Basara's first season. I wanna be reminded of Samurai Warriors on the PS2 once again :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 09, 2014, 07:03:46 AM
I wouldnt recommend Rail Wars to anyone I know.
Unless I know they're a pervert or to be a troll.

But I find it funny enough to keep watching.
I'm sure its not the reason most people watch it for, but its so ridiculous not to laugh at the dumb fan service that happens.
Oddly enough I dont enjoy the characters themselves but more so the situations. :D

Tokyo Esp ep 5:
Spoiler
I couldnt see what happened at the end.
Did it just cut through the webbing of his hand or did he lose 2-3 fingers?!

Atleast Akame ga Kill isnt censored...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 09, 2014, 07:09:38 AM
I think I watch Rail Wars partly to hate myself and partly because I can't look away... it's like... a train wreck. Harhar.

Akame ga Kill's uncensored glory is pretty great. I always love it when networks don't bastardize something with censorship.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 09, 2014, 07:31:27 AM
They didn't censor? Noice! Unlike Tokyo Ghouls we're you're watching black half of the show...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 09, 2014, 08:09:18 AM
I think Douchebagchocolate's first impression of Summer 2014 video made fun of that. The black screen really messes up the picture.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 09, 2014, 11:57:56 AM

Tokyo Esp ep 5:
Spoiler
I couldnt see what happened at the end.
Did it just cut through the webbing of his hand or did he lose 2-3 fingers?!


Spoiler
I don't think he lost any fingers. It wasn't censored for me but it was quick, I just assumed It was through the webbing.

Again with tokyo ghouls I have been watching uncensored, but they never show the gore outright... its usually half off screen.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 09, 2014, 06:41:41 PM
Just finished ep 20 of Eva now. I've watched through a lot of it before, but I never got to the ending. I'm apprehensive that I won't like it because everyone gives it a bad rep, but then I figure I might actually like it because my expectations are severely lowered, but then my expectations become severely raised and I start expecting that the ending won't meet my expectations, etc. etc. I do know that I probably won't get as upset as others about it, and from the things I've heard about it, if there is an audience for that ending, it's me, but if it's truly a bad ending, I'll probably just find it underwhelming.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 09, 2014, 08:02:16 PM
I hope you enjoy it. The ending is just meant to be a bit convoluted... if you can look at it and be satisfied with that then you'll be fine. If you want a well rounded ending that a good show deserves... well keep your expectations low...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 09, 2014, 09:32:10 PM
For me, the show was already on thin ice by the time the ending came around. I dislike the ending for the lack of closure, but it's more than that. It's mostly my disdain for Hideki Anno's treatment of the show's fans.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 09, 2014, 09:49:09 PM
A month after watching Evangelion I like it even more. It was really had an impact. More so then anything I've seen in a while. It was puzzling, confusing, odd and supremely interesting. It was really an interesting journey inside the mind of the director. After seeing the movie I don't even care about the ending of the series. The movie was amazing, the fricking Asuka fight scene kicked some major ass and was one of the smoothest scenes of animation I have EVER seen. The ending was strange but for what it was, it made me think, left an impact and it'll be hard to forget it. Great show.

The ending was better than a typical everything wraps up nicely ending. It went way beyond that and delivered something interesting and memorable.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 09, 2014, 10:06:04 PM
Memorable does not mean good, necessarily. School Days is memorable, but godawful. Personally, I wanted the show to take responsibility for the story it created and provide a proper ending, instead of that pseudo-psychology stuff. NGE is a classic show and changed anime forever, but I've seen way better endings. Some kind of closure is always a must. NGE give us somewhat of a psychological closure (although hokey and unrealistic). But it sacrificed it's pace and actual storyline to do that.

Anyways, I'm done. I'm not going to talk about NGE anymore. It just upsets people usually, and I've only met a couple people who share my opinion, so it's a moot point.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 09, 2014, 10:32:07 PM
Really? Most people I know hate the ending. I'm liking the psychological aspect so far, so we'll see how I like the ending.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 10, 2014, 02:07:04 AM
Most people dislike the ending but still love the show. I don't like NGE very much, so that's where the difference of opinion comes in.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 10, 2014, 05:10:55 AM
I haven't finished the movie remakes but I trust them to make an ending.

@ Paipis there is no calling that an ending man. I don't call it a 'bad ending' I just call it a 'what the frak?!' They completely do away with narrative and show us an LSD-esque acid trip. If shinji suddenly gained shiningami powers and defeated the remaining angels that'd be an ending. Not what happened there.

Still, i'm interested in knowing what you think. I still love NGE a lot, and was drawn in up until that last episode killed things for me. I could see myself rewatching it and just skipping the last part and still giving it a masterpiece rating. But I'll just finish off the movie remakes for now.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 10, 2014, 02:40:36 PM
"The movie make up for the ending" is what I was told. The movie being End of Evangelion.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 10, 2014, 02:56:24 PM
End of Evangelion is an amazing movie. It makes up for the ending times 100. Although it gives you a more confusing ending it's the rare kind of anime where you sit there in awe of what you're watching. Allison Keith was amazing as Misato in that movie. One of the greatest voice acting roles I've seen in a long time. She was great in the series as well but she really shined in the movie. Misato was just a generally great character.

I enjoyed that movie thoroughly.

And again that Asuka fight scene, a top 10 anime scene of all fricking time.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: LittRL on August 10, 2014, 06:06:40 PM
I finished Tamako Market recently. Highly recommend it to fans of moe since it's got a K-Onesque feel to it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 10, 2014, 09:45:36 PM
Well, Tamako Market and K-On are both KyoAni works, so that's most likely why. They're the masters of moe. Lol
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 10, 2014, 10:12:41 PM
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Spoiler
I was cringing through that whole speech too. :D

So far every episode made me laugh. Best show this season, imo.
If you guys STILL havent seen it then you should seriously start.
Its really good rom-com goodness. More towards the comedy.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 10, 2014, 10:20:04 PM
I think I currently have it ranked 4th. Pretty solid show. The humor is spot on, and the characters are likeable. Shoujo is really doing well this year.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 11, 2014, 09:07:40 AM
Yeah, this year has opened my eyes to the whole Shojo genre, besides GE Good Ending, Dengeki Daisy and Say I love you, I'd never read or seen much of it.

I have to say I'm really enjoying Ao Haru Ride, would be in the top 5 for this season for me so far.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 11, 2014, 10:55:45 AM
Ao Haru Ride is in my top five as well. Was really surprised to see it turned into an anime after reading the manga all those ages ago.

Is Good Ending really shoujo? I read it a while back, and it seemed like shounen in a different style. Male protagonist and a heavy focus on sexual themes. I've never seen a shoujo with a male main character. Shows like Free! are more josei reverse harems.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 11, 2014, 11:04:24 AM
Haha, there was no explosions or super powers so I figured it was :P

I dunno, from the artstyle and heavy focus on romance, I always thought it was Shojo....but now I think about what you said, perhaps it wasn't?  :o

*Strikes GE off the "Shojo" list (Yes, I actually write down what Anime and Manga I've seen :P)*
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 11, 2014, 11:27:39 AM
Yeah, it just never stood out to me as shoujo. Doesn't really fit the criteria.

It's okay; I keep numerous Excel files of the anime I watch. I wouldn't be able to keep track of everything otherwise.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 12, 2014, 12:30:48 AM
I just finished ep 25. I won't watch 26 until tomorrow as 24 and 25 were a bit tedious. Here are my thoughts so far:
Spoiler
the story in ep 24 should have spanned two episodes. It felt very insubstantial and messy. I actually enjoyed episode 25 even more than 24 even though 24 had an actual story. The analysis of the characters in ep 25 was tedious because it was a lot of rehashing what had already been established in the previous episodes. What hadn't been rehashed could have been interspersed with parts of the story as the series had been doing. The last scene of the episode, however, I found rewarding especially when you figure out it's connected with the Human Instrumentality Project. I don't dislike the psychological parts— it's exploring the main connection between human and Eva and that's crucial to the series. It always was, even before they decided to take the new direction. Not only that but having it right after the defeat of the last Angel makes it feel like you've jumped into something, and I like that. The thing I don't like about these new episodes might be attributed to budget or deadline problems. It just feels half-baked and like they're rushing to finish. I don't like the notion that they just should have had this uber-conventional namby-pamby ending, but there is a line they have to walk with this kind of stuff and I don't feel like they're walking on the right side. It takes thought and time. More time and thought than it seems they put into it.

Will post thoughts after last episode.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: WhiteCrow on August 12, 2014, 01:03:42 AM
Bleach Question:

So I'm on Season 19, episode 274 I believe. I skipped a few episodes (The seasons that dealt with that Zanpakto enemy) and went straight to when Aizen and Co. enter the world of the living. My issue is that after seeing Ichigo defeat Ulquiorra it switched over to other battles between Captains and Espada...

My question is when did these fights start? When they go to them, Hitsugaya is already being overwhelmed by Halibel, the old guy apparently killed like 3 of them at once which made Halibel upset. There are like 5 Soul Reapers that are injured and being healed... when did all this happen?

Mind you, I'm watching this on Hulu, and Season 19 begins with Orihime getting bullied by Loly and Menoly while Ichigo is distracted with Ulquiorra. Then Espada 0 comes and gets into a fight with Uryu.

Anyway, can someone direct me to the beginning of these Captain/Espada fights?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 12, 2014, 01:36:01 AM
About episode 215 is the beginning of the fake karakura arc.  Did you see the turn back the pendelum arc too (the past arc)?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: WhiteCrow on August 12, 2014, 01:51:09 AM
I'm not sure.

This is how my recent events have gone:

I watched Ichigo and Co. head out to save Orihime, I got up to the end of Season 10 which saw Ichigo defeat Grimmjow.

I then went to season 11 and saw that it was about some new Captain being elected and some payback arc that had NOTHING to do with the Hueco Mundo arc, so I skipped it.

Then I looked at Season 12 and saw that it was about some Assassins or something... skipped it.

Hulu did not have season 13 at the time so... skipped.

Season 14 looked like it had something to do with 115 years ago... I don't want 115 years ago, I want NOW in Hueco Mundo so... skipped.

Season 15- Not available at the time... skipped (Let me counter this by saying that at that time I was on Hulu Free, but now I pay and Seasons 13 and 15 are now there.)

Season 16, Muramasa... skipped (I'm still looking for Hueco Mundo at this point and getting beyond frustrated.)

Season 17: Zanpakuto arc... skipped.

Season 18: Sword Beast... skipped

Season 19: This is where I (according to my searching through Hulu) see the Hueco Mundo storyline continue. I have no issue going back and seeing seasons 12-18, but all I wanted to do first was finish the Hueco Mundo Arc first.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 12, 2014, 07:35:36 AM
Ah Hulu, trying to divide Bleach into seasons. That's cute.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2014, 07:59:48 AM
Haha

@Paipis I expected as much. You seem to have taken it better than most. I can handle my mind screw shows but that 'ending' went overboard for me haha.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 12, 2014, 08:27:18 AM
I think the whole time I sort of just sat there thinking, "Is this ever going to end?" It was pretty painful to watch.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2014, 08:49:28 AM
I'm pretty sure I had the same thought haha.

An 'ending' so bad it's memorable...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Blackbird on August 12, 2014, 09:06:38 AM
Is Umineko worth continuing?
I've watched five episodes and so far the only opinion I've been able to form is: "HUH?!?!?!"
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2014, 09:19:41 AM
I wanted to watch something immediately after Higurashi but from what I saw about Umineko it wouldn't live up to it...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 12, 2014, 03:38:06 PM
oh I dunno, the seasons for Bleach are different here in the UK, so I couldn't tell you by series just episode numbers. Let me try to illustrate it with those:

Episode 167=Ichigo defeats Grimmjow, end of Hueco Mundo Arc part 1

Episodes 168-189=New Captain filler Arc:(It's okay, but I don't blame you for wanting to stick to the meat of the story, you don't really miss anything by skipping it)

Episodes 190-203=Hueco Mundo arc part 2: (I'm guessing is Season 13?) This continues the Hueco Mundo arc directly after Ichigo beat Grimmjow. I won't go any further into it as it's spoiler territory. (episodes 204 and 205 are just filler episodes so ignore if you wish)

Episodes 206-212=Turn Back the Pendulum Arc: Despite being in the past, this IS canon and explains not just who the Vizards once were, but also how Urahara, Yorouichi and Tessai ended up in the real world. (I'd personally recommend watching it, it's quite interesting)

Episodes 213-226=The Continuation of the Hueco Mundo arc (This would be season 15 I'd guess for you?) If you dont wanna see the past arc, then skip ahead to this. Again ignore episodes 227-229, they're just filler.

Episodes 230-265=Zanpakuto/Toju arc. Just filler

Episodes 266 onwards=Now you're back on track. this is the continuation of the arc from episode 226.

I know it might be a bit confusing, but I hope that helps :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 13, 2014, 10:16:36 PM
ep 26 of Eva
Spoiler
Enjoyable to watch, actually, way moreso than the past two episodes. They actually took the psychological exploration somewhere and it was rewarding. But it wasn't an ending really. If they wanted to make it one, they'd have to account for the Angel's place in Shinji's psyche and other things and tied up everything that way. Anyway, the ending wasn't really that disappointing. I can understand the appeal of Evangelion's ending as one that ends after the character development is over. That's the most interesting part of a story to me, to see how the characters solve a universal problem even if I disagree with their solution. I will say, though, that if they wanted to make that the ending, they should have planned for that in the first place and geared the show around that. It just didn't work. But the real disappointment actually was the general drop in quality towards the end of the show and the lack of time and money to fix the things they needed to fix to make the series a worthwhile experience to the end.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 13, 2014, 11:04:59 PM
Yeah, my main issue with it was there was no closure for a story they left abruptly to go do two episodes of psychoanalysis. It's a story that deserved an ending in the series, not the movies.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 14, 2014, 12:02:55 AM
Yeah, I know what you mean. Penguindrum was a good example of a show an ending that abandoned reality for a little bit. But it set everything up and wrapped everything up so well because it was that kind of show from the onset. Definitely a different animal than Eva, but had Eva been set up for that kind of thing and the psychoanalysis interspersed and connected with actual plot development, the ending would have been so much better.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 14, 2014, 03:24:05 AM
I agree. NGE could have been a way different product. I respect it though. It still holds tremendous influence over how anime are made.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on August 14, 2014, 06:33:25 PM
Finally got around to watching some of Tokyo Ghoul, but even three episodes in, I'm unsure quite what to make of it.  Doesn't help that since the main character acquired the eye-patch, this cannot be unseen:

Spoiler
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 14, 2014, 08:56:19 PM
I'm not a big Tokyo Ghoul fan. First episode was fine, but it got worse as it went on. I also can never look at Chuunibyou the same way again.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 14, 2014, 09:01:33 PM
It would be an ok show if it wasnt for the censoring.

Possible Plot Hole:
Spoiler
Episode one he could even stab himself with a knife when he was a ghoul.
But in the 3-ish episode in that coliseum; a broken cup can cut him...?

Akame Ga Kill is starting to get exciting to watch though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on August 15, 2014, 01:18:05 AM
Akame ga Kill also isn't censored, which makes for a nice gory treat.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 15, 2014, 04:02:14 AM
I've been keeping up with Tokyo ghoul. It's ok, but whereas it started out on everyone's radar as a show to watch this season,  I can see why it dropped off... that said I still find a fair amount of enjoyment watching it.

I havent noticed ANY censoring in the stream I have been watching... but they still never show any actual graphic violence... its all cut or off screen. It did annoy me at first, but I get it now, especially after the last episode. Tokyo ghoul doesnt focus so much on the action or powers and more on the characters feelings and interactions. At the moment it can be boiled down to a plot about racism essentially, but with the added complication of a parasitic relationship.

HOWEVER after the end of last episode I get the feeling that this is about to change... and I am actually excited for next week.

Still in awe of Zankyou No Terror though. I think the animation is improving also!

Almost finished bebop now. Would have loved to watch more last night but im just way too tired from work...
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Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 05:31:03 AM
You're watching Bebop? Nice. Enjoy a masterpiece.

ZNK is something else. The art direction is fantastique.

Anyone got special viewing ideas for the weekend? I mean your own. I'm planning a binge of sorts.
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Post by: NO1SY on August 15, 2014, 05:33:39 AM
Gonna finish up Bebop, Tsuritama and continue with Mushishi and Sengoku Basara. I need a break after this week... I want to get some inspiration to write more also...
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Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 05:50:28 AM
I really look forward to watching Mushishi. Tsuritama was good?
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Post by: NO1SY on August 15, 2014, 06:43:43 AM
I like it. Its a smiley, easy watching anime. Great for a casual dip in dip out watch. I think if I were to only watch one show like that I'd choose barakamon atm, but it's nice to be able to have a few shows to unwind to after the more intense ones each week :)
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Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 07:40:57 AM
Barakamon is definitely nice to watch. I fear the 'slice of life' title these days. Makes me think 'boring' than anything. Glad that I'm being proved wrong.
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Post by: NO1SY on August 15, 2014, 07:51:23 AM
I am always wary of school based slice of life shows, especially moe girl ones. But its always nice to come across a quirky one that has a nice little story worth following.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 07:58:57 AM
Yeah, I think it's the school based ones I'm tired of.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 15, 2014, 08:32:43 AM
Rail Wars episode 7:
The harem is here!

All aboard the harem hype train!
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Post by: Syntax on August 15, 2014, 09:08:39 AM
More like all aboard the boob tr- I mean caboose! It's all about dat caboose. Dat caboose.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 15, 2014, 05:07:46 PM
End of Evangelion (rewritten ep 25)
Spoiler
I can't say I really enjoyed this one very much. I mean, the action sequences were cool and all, but after the character development was resolved in the series, it was jarring jumping right back into Shinji's character conflict with that beginning sequence no less. I just really couldn't tell you why I was watching it other than that I was trying to finish the series. It also kind of put a dampener on my appreciation of the series. I don't even really want to watch the next one.
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Post by: Syntax on August 15, 2014, 08:21:54 PM
Yeah, I still firmly believe everything created after the series was designed to milk the franchise for all the money it was worth.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 16, 2014, 12:34:43 AM
Apparently it's supposed to get really good, but I don't really want to go through this just after finishing the series. I may just skip to another series and come back. Or, better, I could just watch the movie remakes if I start feeling that itch.
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Post by: Syntax on August 16, 2014, 04:27:02 AM
I always hear positive things about the movies, but I've never felt inclined to watch them. The way the series ended just kind of ruined everything for me.
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Post by: NO1SY on August 16, 2014, 05:42:51 AM
Btw whoever wanted to know about Tokyo ESP and the fingers... somehow he still has them... the sword didn't go through the webbing either, it basically cut through the bones in the palm of his hand and he ripped it out from the centre to the outside sideways.
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Post by: Syntax on August 16, 2014, 09:54:55 AM
Just that description alone sounds like his hand should be permanently maimed.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 16, 2014, 02:23:01 PM
I really need a private place to watch anime. People can kill my appreciation of things.
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Post by: Manimal on August 16, 2014, 02:31:25 PM
Watching anime with other people can also make for very special and memorable experiences. Me and my friend watched Steins;Gate last year and it was great since we both enjoyed it alot. It's cool to share an anime with somebody else. Me and my sister watched all of Clannad together and that also enhanced that experience as well.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 16, 2014, 02:44:03 PM
The thing is, people don't so much watch it with me as stop occasionally to watch scenes out of context. I like watching some shows with others, but most I appreciate more alone. I really don't like having people over my shoulder.
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Post by: Gaff on August 16, 2014, 02:57:30 PM
Having watched a bit more of Tokyo Ghoul, I feel like I've got more of a handle on it now.  It quickly became something much more conventional than the first episode suggested, and I find the art quite underwhelming, but the characters are decently written and it does manage the odd flash of genuine inspiration every so often.

I'll probably not be sticking with it for now, but I might go back and finish it at a later date.  If nothing else, I'll be interested to see how it compares with the adaptation of the similarly-themed Parasyte, once that hits in October.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 16, 2014, 03:46:09 PM
Watched the first two episodes of RahXephon and was astounded. The kind of anime that makes me think "this is why I watch anime."
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Post by: Manimal on August 16, 2014, 05:05:46 PM
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Post by: Syntax on August 16, 2014, 05:34:56 PM
I don't really enjoy watching anime with other people either. But it does depend on the show. I don't care if the show isn't amazing or very deep. If it's a show that requires thought, however, I want to watch it alone. I need that individual experience to feel like I'm really understanding the anime. I need clarity of thought.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 16, 2014, 05:46:52 PM
Clarity of thought and clarity of emotion. I don't always feel it as much when I'm around people either.
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Post by: Manimal on August 16, 2014, 06:13:40 PM
But isn't it nice to just be watching something awesome at the same time as someone else and questioning what's going to happen next, and talking about it as you go along. It was like when I saw Battle of Gods last week. All the people there liked the same thing and we where all collectively enjoying a great movie.

One would assume Clannad would be a show you never want to watch with anybody but when you watch it with someone who has the same emotion connection to it as you do it makes it a more powerful experience. That defiantly increased my rating of the show. It's just cool to watch awesome stuff with people. Sure there is some stuff you don't want to want with other people, that's for sure. But it's nice to watch stuff with people who like anime as much as you. Me and my friend also watched Mars of Destruction. That made that crap much more enjoyable since we just made fun of it the whole time.

I've always liked to share cool experiences with other people. Sometimes it's hit or miss but you when it's hit it's better than watching it alone. It's like playing video games with people. It's defiantly better to play with someone who is right there split screen. Most of my best gaming experiences where split screen. All my best experiences where playing with other people.
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Post by: Syntax on August 16, 2014, 07:28:38 PM
I usually only watch bad shows with other people. Too make fun of them together.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 16, 2014, 09:19:27 PM
I usually only watch bad shows with other people. Too make fun of them together.
Only time people do that is if its a movie.

Or if I supply beer and pizza.
Though last series I showed my friends was Infinite Stratos.
They chipped in for pizza that night, I regret nothing.
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Post by: Syntax on August 17, 2014, 12:04:08 AM
I usually get pizza too. Something about pizza is a necessity for bad movie/anime night.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 17, 2014, 04:15:12 AM
MST3K style all the way
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Post by: Syntax on August 17, 2014, 08:03:02 AM
I've been watching some of those on Netflix. Pretty great stuff. That's basically how we do it.
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Post by: Manimal on August 17, 2014, 01:11:34 PM
Ugh, I wish Fairy Tail didn't have to try to be so funny all the time. The new episodes had some cool stuff happening with the dragons and still all they can do is make stupid jokes and scenes. Plus the animation quality is not as good as the first series, that was very apparent with the last two episodes. Still keeping the faith since Fairy Tail tends to go through peroids of meh then get really really awesome for the final fight, plus it returned with a huge bang. I just hope we get something as bad ass as the Master Hades fight soon but really, they are never going to top that. That fight was just too extreme to beat. They need to drop the comedy and un necessary fanservice and get serious. I believe in them!

As for other shows I'm currently watching...I don't think I'm going back to Glasslip. I'm behind two episodes and the beautiful animation is not enough to keep me interested. I'm slipping behind on Space Dandy Season 2 as well. Ugh, I get so lazy with airing animes.

Also watched Evagelion 1.0 last night. Nice animation but the anime told the story better. I didn't like the fast pacing. I know it's a recap movie but when you speed through all the tense moments like a highlight reel it takes away from what made it good before. I liked that slow pacing it had in the beginning. Rei's new voice in the dub wasn't nearly as good as well. The original dub voice actress for her was much better.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 17, 2014, 06:37:14 PM
The slow pacing in the beginning allowed them to do a lot of mood setting with sounds. The director did a genius job with the beginning of the series.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 17, 2014, 07:05:32 PM
Gintama has serious issues...
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Post by: Syntax on August 17, 2014, 09:03:52 PM
I've still never seen an episode of Gintama. Is it even worth it?
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 18, 2014, 10:42:23 AM
I saw the first ep and wasn't crazy about it.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 11:01:06 AM
You will lose braincells. That's all I'll say on the matter...
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Post by: Manimal on August 18, 2014, 03:29:52 PM
Watched Evangelion 2.0...it was much better than the first movie.

The new stuff was actually pretty good, the way they introduced Asuka was not as good as the original but it was still good. The new girl was barely in it but she fit in the story better then I thought she would. I liked Rei in this movie, she was actually quite good.

However they ruined the best scene in the series.

Spoiler
In the original the best part is when the Dummy plug activates and Unit 1 brutally destroys Unit 3. It was shocking, brutal and a major turning point in the series. However in this movie making Asuka the pilot and making Shinji know it was Asuka took away from it. It was better when Shinji was unsure who it was so that after it's destroyed he sees his friend and his reaction is more extreme. Plus the actual face smashing scene was toned down. It was more violent and extreme in the original. Sure a scene like that that's so shocking and brutal is better the first time but they really ruined it. They ruined it even more by combining the second most shocking moment and having Unit 1 start to eat Unit 3. That was lame, one shocking moment at a time.

Now I know they did it differently in the ending and I liked that but those two moments where so shocking and amazing on their own. Combing them took away from it. They took away from the surprise of having the EVAs be beasts and just made it nothing. It was just better in the original.

Honestly that kind of put a damper on the movie for me and I didn't rate it as highly as I would have if not for it. When they ruin your favorite scene from something then it's only natural you wouldn't be happy.

However it was still a good movie and the ending was pretty cool. The CGI was lame though, it looked good but it was still CGI. Tradition is always better in a traditional draw style series. I'm not against CGI, but I am against CGI mixed with tradition style animation. Think of the Simpsons Movie and how horrible that CGI looked, and even in Battle of Gods how that CGI looked bad. Then think of Transformers Cybertron and you have reached an all time low. But ya the animation in this movie looked real nice but the CGI took away from it.

Aside from that and ruining my favorite scene it was a good movie. Still the original is the definitive version for this story. These movies are no replacement for that.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 18, 2014, 04:51:53 PM
Hanamonogatari

First episode.
I went in not expecting anything cause this is the first time watching anything from this series.
Confusing. I freeze framed to see all the text flashing in front of me.
Spoiler
I heard someone else clipping your nails is uncomfortable or feels awkward/weird.
I like dem pics of random demons and lucifer/devil.
Anyways, I feel like its gonna be slow and need to bring your thinking cap.
I suggest this.
Spoiler
http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Soda-Drinking-Hat
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Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 05:40:43 PM
Oh man I really need to catch up to monogatari series
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Post by: GingerStark on August 18, 2014, 05:44:26 PM
Monogatari...? Is that the one with that shower scene I keep watching yet have no context of?

Spoiler
(http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/post/Anime-ecchi-gifs-%D0%AD%D1%82%D1%82%D0%B8-Monogatari-Series-936399.gif)
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Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 06:08:49 PM
I have yet to see that one or I forgot.

For nothing shall ever defeat the toothbrush scene
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Post by: GingerStark on August 18, 2014, 06:11:43 PM
(http://www.blackflagts.com/curiosity.jpg)

Sounds like a dirty... or should I say minty clean scene... ufufufufu  :tongue:
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Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 06:29:03 PM
Google and be enlightened
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Post by: Manimal on August 18, 2014, 06:44:53 PM
The tooth brush scene is the great fan service scene of all time. A top anime scene for sure and I can't even tell you why I like it. It's fricking weird, creepy and disturbing and yet it's great. Ranks right above with every Yoko scene and the sun screen scenes from Date A Live II and Haganai.

I only watched a few episodes of Bakemonogatari. Watched it solely for best girl Hitagi! I liked it but I haven't felt the drive to start it again. It's a lot of talking, not easy to get back into.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 18, 2014, 06:49:21 PM
Googling the series gave tons of gifs and memes...
Spoiler
(http://i.minus.com/ijDc9PGM1JhWK.gif)
Came across that.






What was I talking about...?


Oh yeah, I think I might watch it. Depends on how much time I have and how long the series is.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 07:59:00 PM
It's become pretty pretty long. It's been faithfully animated over time. Also, it's unfortunately not the kind of series you nickel and dime. The author believes in word play and dialogue so the pacing is slow. When you have time and settle down for it though it's amazing.

You'll be pausing a lot to see the instant-flash-gags though...


@Manimal amen bruda

Now fellow humans, share me names of ecchi anime that have enough substance to float the ship. Railwars is still proving hard to trust...
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Post by: GingerStark on August 18, 2014, 08:02:57 PM
Infinite Stratos

(http://k39.kn3.net/taringa/4/9/1/1/6/2/2/luisruiz2010/9C4.gif?3368)

Fun for all the family; if the family was made up of Otaku singles restricted to their indoor enviroment.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 08:06:35 PM
Oh hells no....
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Post by: GingerStark on August 18, 2014, 08:11:59 PM
Are you a feminist? Then you'll enjoy...

(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Highschool_c6b86d_1933089.jpg)

Highschool of the Dead; a deep story with great, strong and relatable female characters.
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Post by: Manimal on August 18, 2014, 08:30:40 PM

@Manimal amen bruda

Now fellow humans, share me names of ecchi anime that have enough substance to float the ship. Railwars is still proving hard to trust...

Yamada's First Time was pretty dirty and shockingly good. That one was a pleasant surprise.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 18, 2014, 08:44:08 PM
Infinite Stratos

Fun for all the family; if the family was made up of Otaku singles restricted to their indoor enviroment.
Charlotte is best waifu choice.
f8 meh irl.
Spoiler
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/9bf3ae88bfdfd2c7bc494fc6a2f1af36/tumblr_mkr0xfOMpc1s0am14o1_500.gif)

Also Copy and Pasted regarding Rail Wars.
MC-kun is really into trains. MC-kun is a nice humble dude so the girls like him. Alpha-male dude only talks about and wants food, not pussy. Red head didn't listen cuz she was mad at him(typical woman that lets emotions get to her and lets go of all logic). She got emotional when MC-kun said he was gonna be a driver cuz she wants to be with him forever so if he becomes a driver she won't see him as much. As for shooting, didn't she get bumped into or something? Brunette chick wants to suck MC-kun's dick but MC-kun is like nah bitch you too easy.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 18, 2014, 09:02:44 PM
And all of you are none the wiser for watching Rail Wars. :bored:
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Post by: Syntax on August 19, 2014, 11:50:12 AM
All these gifs. Oh god...
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Post by: Manimal on August 20, 2014, 07:04:52 PM
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Post by: Syntax on August 20, 2014, 11:30:34 PM
Maybe I should at least try that. I try to watch most things, so it can't hurt.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 20, 2014, 11:48:21 PM
From what I heard online the last episode seemed like they just slapped it in for a beach OVA episode for the home releases.
So look forward to that?

Anyone know if Nobunaga the Fool is any good?
I kinda stopped watching at 6-ish, was watching mostly for art style and blonde chick. (Jean D'arc?)
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Post by: Syntax on August 21, 2014, 10:01:00 AM
Nobunaga the Fool is really bad, in my opinion. It was kind of the show I just laughed at last season. Bad art, bad characters, bad story. Just all around not worth anyone's time.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 21, 2014, 11:53:05 AM
I like the anime but still realistic touch art styles.
Only thing is that most of the designs for the dudes were effeminate.

Anyways I only asked cause I have the OP one my playlist and forgot why I stopped watching it.
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Post by: NO1SY on August 21, 2014, 03:46:26 PM
I watched about 15 episodes... I kept on waiting for something interesting to happen but slowly got bored. I thought the concept of 2 very different worlds right next to each other could be really cool... but they did it so poorly and had shoddy characters to boot. The story ended up going all over the place too... I also think they blew their whole animation budget on the first couple of episodes' CG robot combat... which I originally thought was pretty smooth and well done but quickly got worse and worse. I wouldnt pick it up again if I were you.
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Post by: Manimal on August 21, 2014, 04:55:16 PM
From what I heard online the last episode seemed like they just slapped it in for a beach OVA episode for the home releases.
So look forward to that?

Riddle Story of Devil is not as fueled with fan service as one would think. For a show with a bunch of girls there is not very much. There was a swimsuit episode but the focus for that wasn't even the girls in swimsuits. They didn't do the standard things with it. There is no cheesy fanservice. The only service one would get from this show is very specific. So I don't think that'll happen for the OVA, but it probably will. Oh well as long as Isuke and Haruki are in it I will not complain whatsoever.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 22, 2014, 07:12:24 PM
Rail Wars! Episode 8:
Spoiler
Not much to say.
Deliver an organ in two hours via old train while having women press against you.
Not good enough? Have the whole team then!
Ending pics are awesome, btw.
     
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? Episode 7:
Spoiler
I thought the ending for the episode was sweet.
All in all. Solid show, imo.
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Post by: Syntax on August 24, 2014, 12:07:29 PM
I'm so behind on everything now. It's just sad. I'm only caught up on Aldnoah.Zero.
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Post by: NO1SY on August 24, 2014, 03:04:38 PM
Soooooo... Just watched the OVA 1 for Terra ForMars...

This wasn't something I expected to air already and the anime hasn't actually started yet. For people familiar with the manga its basically 1/2 or 1/3 of the introductory arc so I am expecting there to be one or two more OVAs before the anime actually airs in the fall to finish off the intro arc.

for fullest enjoyment of the anime, based on this episode, I would say don't read the manga first. However, I liked the manga way more. At the very least the information they give to you about the insects in way better in the manga as kind of fact-file pages. I just didn't feel that the anime did anything that the Manga doesn't do better.

If you do want to watch or read however be prepared for gore. It's not very censored at all so steel yourself. I think the manga is more gory but there's something about it when it's animated that makes it harder to look at.

Anyways the story is great so I recommend giving it a read or a watch based on your own preferrence :)
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Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2014, 04:20:49 PM
The anime is already showing? Interesting. Well I'll try it out only if I have the time, but I dropped the manga. I'm interested in it but it's not a priority.
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Post by: NO1SY on August 24, 2014, 05:30:33 PM
Holy *censored*balls Aldnoah!
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Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2014, 05:34:37 PM
Man, I need to catch up to that
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Post by: NO1SY on August 24, 2014, 05:36:01 PM
Almost all caught up... just Zankyou no Terror and Barakamon to watch now. Luckily I went away at a good time in the anime schedule so I only missed one episode each :P
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Post by: FreezingCicada on August 24, 2014, 09:37:23 PM
I'm so behind on everything now. It's just sad. I'm only caught up on Aldnoah.Zero.
You should catch up on Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun its awesome.
No full op yet or at least I didnt check when its suppose to be released. ;-;

Akame Ga Kill was pretty hype.

Seems like the shows I'm following have their OPs released except for Nozaki-kun....
Hopefully the official version isnt a loop like Ping Pong the Animation.
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Post by: GingerStark on August 25, 2014, 09:54:00 AM
So just found out that Kill la Kill is on Netflix... Is it worth the watch?
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Post by: legomaestro on August 25, 2014, 10:01:51 AM
Not everyone's cup of tea. Have you ever watched Gurren Lagaan, Panty and Stocking or FLCL?
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Post by: GingerStark on August 25, 2014, 10:42:32 AM
I watched some Panty and Stocking, although not as good as Southh Park, it's made chuckle a few times. Is Kill la Kill similar?
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Post by: legomaestro on August 25, 2014, 10:59:57 AM
Not quite, but the craziness is similar. Just watch the first episode and see for yourself. You'd have a better idea if you watched Gurren Lagaan though
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Post by: Manimal on August 25, 2014, 07:06:30 PM
Started Strawberry Panic.

First three episodes where really great and very promising. I don't need to say why. I really liked where it was going...the next episode was meh and episode 5 was decent. This could be a good series...
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Post by: legomaestro on August 25, 2014, 07:44:42 PM
What's that anime about?
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Post by: Manimal on August 25, 2014, 07:49:43 PM
Lesbians
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Post by: Coryn on August 25, 2014, 07:50:34 PM
i watched that one once upon a time in high school. wasn't too bad.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 25, 2014, 08:01:17 PM
Seems legit, but I'll pass. Update on whether it stays good.
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Post by: TheVikingOwl on August 26, 2014, 04:54:35 PM
Fairy Tail (ep 111)
Guilty Crown (ep 5)
Tokyo Ghoul
Akame ga Kill
SAO ||
Coppelion
Zankyou no terror
black cat
darker than black
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Toradora
Free eternal summer

soo....er...I've a lot more. but somehow stopped watching them even if I liked them...however..
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Post by: NO1SY on August 26, 2014, 06:54:10 PM
Not surprised, even that list is pretty long to be watching all of them at the same time! You can always revisit old shows again!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 27, 2014, 02:39:23 PM
Little Busters! EX is finally done! Great fricking series. Best OVA series I've seen besides Roberta's Blood Trail. I'm sad that this is the end of Little Busters...it's such a good anime. This series was sweet, made me smile a lot and fully delivered. Saya, Sasami and Futaki where all excellent characters. The ending of the last episode was perfect. I love the group...no anime has ever made me smile this much before. I have a hard time describing how much I love these characters.

(http://i.imgur.com/7Y5lFta.jpg)

EX comes close to a 10/10 for me but just misses it for the weak Sasami arc. It was a good story but it just didn't have as much power and impact as the other two. I love Sasami though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2014, 03:36:25 PM
That good huh.

When anime are that good for me I get an irrational feeling like I want to be the only one who's watched it haha.

Then I get a good bout of 'anime sickness' where real life sucks lemons
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 27, 2014, 06:33:51 PM
Little Busters is that good. I know that feeling, it's like I just want to watch one great show not many people know! The most obscure I've seen is Transformers Victory, Guyver 2005 and Teekyuu. When I watch a good show I always gotta take a little break. I normally do break between shows anyways though. Let it all soak in, no need to rush. I'm not looking for disposable experiences if I used that term correctly.

Little Busters did make me want to be Riki in a few parts, I don't normally feel that way about anime characters. I mean who wouldn't want to be forced into a multi girl sleep over being the center of attention. I mean like come on...right...right guys...well it was all good until he became Trap Riki. Still Little Busters is great. You can feel the joy and fun onscreen. An anime that breaks my top 10 is becoming increasingly rare now.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2014, 07:09:41 PM
A harem that got that high a rating? Must be something else then.

Nice to hear of a recent anime getting masterpiece status. I'm still comfortably exploring older anime and finding masterpieces there.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 27, 2014, 07:56:29 PM
No. Little Busters isn't a harem series. Not even close. I guess it may of sounded that way because of how I described that. I don't think many others would call it a masterpiece but Refrain has a fairly high rating on Anime List (#139 currently) so there is some love there. I think it's a masterpiece and I love it so I don't care if other people don't like how it was adapted. The characters, soundtrack, themes of growing up and maturing, friendship elements...I loved it all.

The Manimal has a weak heart for a good friendship story (hence why I like Fairy Tail).
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2014, 08:06:29 PM
Haha, I refrain from saying much at all on series people like like that. So long as there isn't a suspicious hype around it (cough cough sao cough cough) then on one aspect at least the said anime must've been legit.


I know I'd make a vodoo curse doll of anyone who trashed my masterpieces so yeh, I won't say anything. If I do try it out though I suspect I'd enjoy it too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 27, 2014, 08:18:50 PM
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2014, 08:39:38 PM
Roger roger
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 28, 2014, 09:15:58 AM
Ah reminds me, still need to finish Gurren Lagann. Started ages ago but it never really grabbed that much. But I always see how much people rave about it, so guess I'll have to power through it and see what the hypes about :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2014, 09:41:09 AM
Believe in the self that believes in the anime, not in us that believe in you, but yourself!


Tengen! Toppa! Gurren! Lagaaaan!

WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE!

*Brain tingles
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 28, 2014, 09:44:14 AM
haha, now I remember why I stopped watching! :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 28, 2014, 12:28:21 PM
I've never set foot in the world of Gurren Lagann. I plan to eventually, but I definitely have some anime higher on my list.

Right now, I'm watching RahXephon and it's pretty great. I just never get much of an opportunity to watch anime these days unless I want to watch it on a tablet screen that doesn't support flash or on a desktop in front of everyone. I need my own laptop.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 28, 2014, 12:46:27 PM
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 28, 2014, 05:05:18 PM
haha, now now Manimal, we know Gurren Lagann's your thing :P
 
If it can generate this kind of zealous behaviour it is something I must finish.......along with Eureka Seven, Cowboy Bebop and Kill La Kill, the shows I want  to finish by end of 2014!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2014, 05:11:42 PM
Bebop is funny with how people watch it. I mean it seriously got recommended to me over and over, but I watched it piece by piece over a year. Only when I truly didn't have any other anime in my computer did I finish off the last episodes in one fell swoop. The pacing is just that odd. It wasn't boring, but that's just the way it usually is.

When I finished it though... Man.

Kill la Kill is fun. Have you watched Mawaru Penguindrumm?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 28, 2014, 05:16:51 PM
Nope, although I've read a review on it, they said it was decent enough if I recall.

Honestly I'm having a bit of a lull in terms of watching anime right now. Need to get more motivated to watch something more :P

At the moment all I'm doing is watching Aldnoah.Zero the second it comes out, catching up on Ao Haru Ride and Tokyo ESP (I've dropped Tokyo Ghoul for the moment) and then as my new nightly ritual, I've started re-watching Bleach from the beginning. I watch a couple of episodes after I've got in bed.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2014, 05:19:47 PM
Haha not surprised about Tokyo Ghoul, but dissapointed about how it dropped the ball. I haven't given up on it but it's only 'okay'.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on August 29, 2014, 07:29:37 PM
Rail Wars! Episode 9
Spoiler
Mission successful!
Check list:
-Having boobs rest on you
-Spooning a chick while squatting
-Watch a chick fall to her knees

I might have forgot a couple. I wasnt paying attention most of the time.
All in all. Good episode!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 30, 2014, 03:47:46 PM
Aldnoah.Zero episode 9 conclusion...... :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Spoiler
Seriously though, I don't think she's dead. I think she's just unconscious. I assume Inaho will bust in a perform CPR, akin to how she saved Slaine on Mars. Since there's going to be 24 episodes for the season, I would find it strange to kill her off so early on.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2014, 03:59:02 PM
Wait it's already reached episode 9? Damn. And judging from those smileys something big happened. Must download
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 30, 2014, 04:20:52 PM
I'm seriously fanboying hard for this show! Definitely my favourite show of 2014 so far!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2014, 04:41:31 PM
What of Zankyou?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 30, 2014, 04:45:24 PM
That's my show to fanboy over :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 30, 2014, 04:50:28 PM
I thought it was an interesting idea, one that's fresh and quite daring really. But it didn't really appeal to me much. The reviews I've read on it weren't too favourable past the first 2 episodes, so I dropped it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2014, 04:52:34 PM
Give me the names and addresses of these reviewers.

Let me just go prepare my vodoo doll... This'll be a long night.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 30, 2014, 04:56:06 PM
Haha

Well they changed the direction of things a bit last 2 episodes. I'm not gonna spoil anything but I can see why some people wouldn't like the change. I just love the whole air of mystery the show has. I definitely needed a thriller mystery to watch and Zankyou is just top notch for that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on August 30, 2014, 05:05:13 PM
I think it's only 11 episodes, so I'll probably wait till it's finished and power through it. That's typically how I consume shows, in short concentrated bursts :P

AHHHHHHH!!!! There's so many animes I need to finish this year!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on August 30, 2014, 05:18:18 PM
Each to their own :) This year has been relatively busy for anime hasn't it!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2014, 05:35:18 PM
Indeed. How is Akame ga Kill?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 31, 2014, 12:39:33 PM
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 31, 2014, 01:22:39 PM
I'm not sure that's my type of show but more power to you. I think the author of Berserk is hooked to that show? Or the VN at least.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 31, 2014, 01:24:59 PM
It's the first idol anime I've ever seen, I didn't think a show of it's kind would be good. It's not for everyone that's for sure but it's not just a moe show where a bunch of girls sing and dance. It has seriously good characters and a deep message of friendship and hard work.

I think that guy likes the games.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on August 31, 2014, 01:40:20 PM
Yeah well, I want to lynch him sometimes for that haha.

That's a surprise. What about Infinite Stratos? Did it turn out to have anything deep to it?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on August 31, 2014, 01:45:15 PM
Haven't watched that one yet. I don't think that'll be anything. Doesn't look to be anything more then a standard harem. Houki is the only reason I even want to see it. But after watching such a good show I can't even think of bottom barrel shows like harems. They normally turn out good if they're comedies or have one or two really good characters (Date A Live, good all for Tohka & Kurumi) but they are never deep or have anything that leaves any form of impact.   

Haganai is an exception. That is an actual good series with great characters.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on September 05, 2014, 09:11:35 PM
Watched 8 episodes of Nisekoi. I am very close to dropping this show. It's kinda of a struggle to watch. It's not like bad but the animation and direction choices make it difficult to watch and get into it. Raku and Chitoge's relationship is just a poor copy of Ryuuji and Taiga's from ToraDora. While those two had an incredible dynamic...the other two don't. I don't know if I can finish this one. This is also my third time I tried to watch it. It was really hard to make it past episode 1.

But the OP Click is God tier. Amazing song, the best part of the show by far. Just like Magical Warfare when it all comes down to it...at least it had good music in it....But Magical Warfare is different, that show was a trainwreck of incredible proportions.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Syntax on September 06, 2014, 12:03:12 PM
Yeah, Nisekoi kind of gets by on really solid animation and art alone. Akiyuki Shinbou as a director doesn't hurt either. Nisekoi is a great example of an anime that knows the rom com formula well enough to sell like hotcakes. There's not much there at all, but it puts its elements together so well that we eat it up anyways.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on September 06, 2014, 04:38:26 PM
SAO II Episode 4.....everything that happened was WAY too convenient. Also, Kirito just being shown to be ridiculously overpowered, to the point he's the only person Sinnoh's ever seen able to ride a Motorcycle?

(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/wat-meme.jpg) 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on September 06, 2014, 05:09:38 PM
Just watch for Shinon's delicious curves. character!


That's a surprise. What about Infinite Stratos? Did it turn out to have anything deep to it?
I'd say the only character with real depth in IS is Charlottle Dunoius. Just cause I believe its the only character with a more back story besides Houki.
After that its just enjoying harem shenanigans.

Second season is more or less the same.
Teal hair chick was nice, But cant beat my waifu Charlottle. :P

Indeed. How is Akame ga Kill?
I think its pretty good. Last episode made me jump ahead and read the manga.
Theres some slow parts but if you like Esdeath enough or w/e pairings you want MC-kun with then its enough to warrant a watch.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: SapphireStar on September 08, 2014, 09:45:21 PM
I usually either watch horror anime or anime focusing on animal characters.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vio on September 08, 2014, 09:48:51 PM
Why do I have this sudden urge to watch Hamtaro again?

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140819173715/jadensadventures/images/c/ca/HAMTARO.png)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on September 12, 2014, 07:23:45 PM
So I'm finally all caught up on SAO II and I must say, it's a vast improvement on the ALO arc. Sinnon is a much better female lead than Suguha was in that arc. Her backstory is pretty simple, but easy to accept and makes sense somewhat.

The bad guy is also logical too and where their origins lie. It feels more streamlined somehow as if they've just zoned in on these couple of plot lines and thats what they're sticking with. I think it's improved the show.  It's not the best thing going this season, but I've enjoyed it enough to stick with it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 12, 2014, 07:40:10 PM
It's good to see people giving it a chance.

I think its a step in the right direction even if its just more SAO being SAO. The thing is, the only way to go after the ALO season was up...

But I can't decide whether or not it's grounding from the previous series works to its advantage or ties it down... I kinda feel like if it didn't treat itself as part of the SAO series it may be a better story overall?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on September 12, 2014, 08:21:00 PM
I liked that.  it actually answered a question I had about the first series.  I wondered about what happened to all the player killers who were essentially murderers. I thought it odd they all walked free. Turns out that was not the case.

Wish Kirito wouldnt be so......kirito-ish though. Trying to take the emo king crown from Sasuke Uchiha!!!!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on September 12, 2014, 11:22:15 PM
Quality in the last 2 episodes of Rail Wars was pretty bad.
Even reduced to re-using the same close up ass shots.

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
This show ,Nozaki-Kun and Akame Ga Kill have been pretty solid imo.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 12:49:43 PM
Just finished the original Fullmetal Alchemist, and I really loved it! Although the ending wasn't very satisfying... But I heard the movie has the actual ending and answers all the questions, so I gotta watch that.
I loved the original so much, I've already started Brotherhood. I assume that'll answer some questions too. ::)

I've also started Ouran High School Host Club and Hunter x Hunter. I haven't seen enough of those to form an opinion yet, though. :hmm:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on September 13, 2014, 01:00:13 PM
Yeah the original FMA suffered in that it caught up to the Manga to quickly, so they had to do the dreaded anime only ending..... :(

But Brotherhood follows the Manga a lot closer, so it should give you a better sense of closure :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 01:05:31 PM
Ahh good! I was wondering about that...
They stuffed about 7 episodes of the original anime story into 4 episodes of Brotherhood, so I assume they'll be fitting a lot more in. ::)

I wonder how many anime have had to suffer the fate of the dreaded anime-only ending. :hmm:
This is why it's important to make sure you actually have enough story to use. ::)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 13, 2014, 01:08:48 PM
I tried watching Brotherhood, but I always struggle to watch series that I have already read...

I have only ever seen 2 acceptable anime only endings... Trigun and Shaman king... but even then the mangas do it better... Do you think it's a requirement when writing for an anime that they just have to suck!?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 01:21:46 PM
It probably is a requirement. Even most filler episodes in anime... Yikes.

Speaking of fillers, did anyone see the latest episode of Naruto? What the heck??
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Malovaugne on September 13, 2014, 02:42:53 PM
I've been watching Akame Ga Kill, Magi, Sword Art Online 2, and Hunter x Hunter.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 13, 2014, 04:12:24 PM
Ah I want another season of Magi!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 04:16:14 PM
Me too! I really hope there is one... I assume the manga is pretty ahead of the anime by now though, so I should read it for the time being. :hmm:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2014, 04:23:20 PM
Did Magi season 2 already happen when I wasn't looking? Just wondering
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 04:25:17 PM
Yep! I believe it came out in 2013. :hmm:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2014, 04:28:45 PM
I wonder which part of the manga it reached. It's been pretty dark in there.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 13, 2014, 04:35:55 PM
I stopped reading the manga because I was (surprisingly for me) enjoying the anime more... I think the manga is pretty far ahead now and I know that a season 3 has been in the works... I'm hoping maybe the winter season??? They had that adventures of Sinbad side series thing though didn't they???
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 04:40:23 PM
Fingers crossed for winter season!
Wait, Sinbad side series? I did not know about this! >:O
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 13, 2014, 04:42:30 PM
I think its about him when he was younger... I haven't watched it though
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 05:04:12 PM
Whoa, I definitely gotta find that. Especially if it has Jafar in it. He's one of my favorites. ::)

Although I live in constant fear when I like a white-haired anime boy. They rarely survive.
It's like anime moms with side ponytails. Their chance of survival is roughly 1%.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 13, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
Haha funny theory :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2014, 05:56:01 PM
So they animated Sinbad's bit too huh? For those who don't know his story go watch and see how much of a protagonist he is. If it weren't for the latest chapters I'd say he outshines Aladdin haha.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 06:25:53 PM
I'll definitely have to go find it!

Okay, so I'd never thought I'd say these words, but my mom needs help with anime haha.
She knows someone with a 13 year old daughter who is starting to draw manga and she wants to watch anime/read manga, but her parents aren't so happy with her choices so far. Too mature/violent.
So she needs my help finding some good anime for her that her parents would be okay with, but I mostly watch Shounen which is probably too violent. I also don't know how she/her family feels about romance. :hmm:

I could really use some help finding something she could read/watch, if anybody has any suggestions!

I've already suggested Polar Bear Cafe, so something similar to that would probably be good. ^-^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2014, 06:36:55 PM
Haha that's awesome.

Never heard of Polar Bear Cafe.

Give her ALL the ghibli movies to watch. That is all. Inspiring, made without any dangerous mainstream ideologies that only seek market sales.

Steer clear from current Shounen because mein gott. 13 huh. Could she consider a Digimon marathon of sorts?

I could swear I had more in mind, but really, Ghibli movies are legit.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 13, 2014, 06:41:55 PM
Barakmon? its up to about episode 10 or 11 right now and it is my absolute feel good anime at the moment. It's all smiles and feels :)

Kuroko No Basket

Log Horizon

Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

Shaman King

Any of those sound good? I mean 13 is when I started reading manga with Naruto and One Piece... so my mind may be a little skewed in this case... but there is plenty out there.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 13, 2014, 06:53:25 PM
@Lego: Polar Bear Cafe is great!

Oh yeah, the Ghibli movies! Not Princess Mononoke though. >.>

Ohh Digimon... Pokemon would probably be good too...
Probably Sailor Moon as well, but that's a romance.

@NO1SEY:
I haven't heard of any of those, but I'll check them out.

It's hard for me, because my first anime were things like Naruto, and I haven't seen much that's less mature. :hmm:

Thanks for the suggestions, guys! ^-^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 13, 2014, 07:02:08 PM
No worries :)

Mine were just examples of a few series that cut back on the violence and bad language while still being very anime.

Digimon and Pokemon are probably not a good way to win people over as they run the risk of going too far the other way; showing a very childish side to anime. Also Pokemon is just so bad! (I never realised until I tried to rewatch it recently...)

Ghibli movies are always good... shame the best are a bit mature...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2014, 07:06:11 PM
Why not Mononoke? >..>

Eh, well those are a good amount to keep her busy. Easy to crosscheck with the peeps too. Usually dubbed anime are in the safe zone too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on September 14, 2014, 02:09:22 PM
No worries :)

Mine were just examples of a few series that cut back on the violence and bad language while still being very anime.

Digimon and Pokemon are probably not a good way to win people over as they run the risk of going too far the other way; showing a very childish side to anime. Also Pokemon is just so bad! (I never realised until I tried to rewatch it recently...)

Ghibli movies are always good... shame the best are a bit mature...

Yeah, good point about Pokemon and Digimon. I'm trying to be careful and not pick anything childish, but still nothing too mature. That's pretty hard to find in the anime world. The best balance I've found is Polar Bear Cafe. ::)

Why not Mononoke? >..>

Eh, well those are a good amount to keep her busy. Easy to crosscheck with the peeps too. Usually dubbed anime are in the safe zone too.

Mononoke is way too bloody/mature. <.<

I'm debating if Spirited Away would be okay... It only has one bloody scene, if I remember correctly. :hmm:

Well, I do think that's enough for now. Thanks again, guys! ^-^
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MarioSavovski on September 14, 2014, 02:11:12 PM
Right now I'm following Haikyuu!! and waiting for new seasons of Kuroko no Basuke, SnK and PRAYING there is a second season of Kill La Kill ( I heard some rumors, but I doubt it to be honest).
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2014, 02:17:44 PM
Nuuu! A second season? That'd be a bit off methinks.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Pavo on September 14, 2014, 02:22:01 PM
I think thta making season 2 of klk would be bad. The series basically had it's end and it would be pointless to make more.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2014, 02:24:37 PM
Yeah exactly. An Ova sure. Some sort of callback maybe maybe, but leave it be otherwise.

I keep on forgetting what Haikyuu!! is about.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Pavo on September 14, 2014, 03:29:06 PM
volleyball if I'm not wrong
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 14, 2014, 05:25:26 PM
Is Haikyuu any good? I read some of the manga and watched the first few episodes when the series was in early days... but I felt like it was riding on the waves made by KnB because on its own it's not that interesting a sport to make an anime about... am I completely wrong?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on September 17, 2014, 07:59:42 PM
Seeing as JoJo is on a break until january, I thought I'd try watching Hokuto no Ken/ Fist of the North Star II to fill the gap.  It's not as iconic as the first part, but I think it's less repetitive and the fight scenes are better directed.  Surprisingly, it's also brilliantly campy and very gif-able.

(http://i.imgur.com/Fi5fvDE.gif)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 08:10:29 PM
Hahahaha oh man.

Jojo... We'll have to wait until like... Next year!? Damn
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on September 17, 2014, 08:35:57 PM
Yeah, just when they finally got to Egypt as well :(
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Pavo on September 17, 2014, 09:05:36 PM
I only read Hokuto no ken manga so don't know how good was anime. But when it comes to manga I can say that part with Raoh was best, and Fist of the blue sky (sequel/prequel) was better
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on September 19, 2014, 08:03:50 AM
I was curious about the Fist of the Blue Sky anime, but I rarely ever see it mentioned anywhere, which leads me to suspect it was not a great adaptation.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on September 22, 2014, 12:08:50 AM
Nozaki-kun Episode 12:
Spoiler
NOOOO!!!
Why does it have to end like that!?!

I was great ride. I'll miss you Nozaki-kun. :sadbye:

Oddly enough I havent watch Rail Wars ep 12 yet to know how/if it ended.
SAO is dragging things out so much that its not even somewhat interesting.
I'll still watch for Shinon but thats it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on September 24, 2014, 09:15:36 AM
gotta catch up a bit on the running series, but just watched Zankyou no terror episode 10... wow.
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Post by: legomaestro on September 24, 2014, 10:06:08 AM
Too way behind because of my internet speed! Man I'm burying my head in the sand because I know aldnoah is finished. And now Zankyou...
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Post by: NO1SY on September 24, 2014, 10:58:32 AM
Zankyou still has one episode to go I think... or 2.

Tokyo Ghoul season 1 is done now and season 2 confirmed. actually interested in it again which is good.

Aldnoah is half way done I think but I haven't heard of a confirmed season 2 yet.

Better get watching or the fall season will set you even further behind!
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Post by: legomaestro on September 24, 2014, 11:05:46 AM
So they're really going ahead with the 'seasons' concept huh.

Man Tokyo Ghoul made me get 'the sickness'. Definitely a masterpiece. Read the manga though for that one.
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Post by: Vacant on September 24, 2014, 02:36:00 PM
January 2015 is when Aldnoah.Zero's back for the second half.

Zankyou no terror has 1 left to go, which is tomorrow I think?
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Post by: legomaestro on September 24, 2014, 02:48:37 PM
I'm on episode 9 for aldnoah and still way back at 5 for Zankyou.

Way behind on Jojo as well.
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Post by: Manimal on September 24, 2014, 05:26:02 PM
Looking at the fall 2014 anime again. 

Girlfriend (Kari)
An anime adaptation of the mobile game "Girlfriend (Kari)", a game where the player has a girlfriend

Winner. Best anime of 2014.

Seriously though next season looks like a dud. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying looks amusing but it's a 5 minute series so it's not likely to be any good. Ugly character designs as well.

I didn't even finish a series this season. Not even Space Dandy 2. As much as I liked the first season I watched this one for a few episodes then got lazy and fell further and further behind. I dropped Glasslip a while ago when I realized nothing was happening in the series.
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Post by: Vacant on September 24, 2014, 06:37:13 PM
oh yeah, fall season starting up soon. Anime review group....ASSEMBLE!!!!!!
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Post by: NO1SY on September 24, 2014, 09:15:10 PM
oh yeah, fall season starting up soon. Anime review group....ASSEMBLE!!!!!!

woop woop! All first episode first impressions again vacant??? ;)

Looking at the fall 2014 anime again. 

Girlfriend (Kari)
An anime adaptation of the mobile game "Girlfriend (Kari)", a game where the player has a girlfriend

Winner. Best anime of 2014.

Seriously though next season looks like a dud. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying looks amusing but it's a 5 minute series so it's not likely to be any good. Ugly character designs as well.

I didn't even finish a series this season. Not even Space Dandy 2. As much as I liked the first season I watched this one for a few episodes then got lazy and fell further and further behind. I dropped Glasslip a while ago when I realized nothing was happening in the series.

Depends what you like, personally I feel that this season was way more balanced than it most have been since 2009, with a good show for almost everyone's tastes. I had Zankyou no Terror, Barakamon, Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah.Zero, Tokyo ESP, Re:_Hamatora all which I have greatly enjoyed watching week by week. You can't be lazy if you want to follow a series as it airs... that will never work.

Next season has a few on my radar, namely Terra ForMars and World Trigger for new animes, and Psycho Pass 2, Log Horizon 2 and Mushishi ZS 2 as sequels. A couple of others piqued my interest but with no background knowledge I will wait to see if they are any good. It isn't looking as well rounded as the summer but as with any anime season I'd be really surprised if there isn't at least one show that you really enjoy watching. Just please don't bank on it being Girlfriend (Kari)...

Can't forget the Fate/Stay Night remake either. Thats a big deal for some people...
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Post by: NO1SY on September 25, 2014, 04:10:41 PM
Zankyou, I tip my hat to you  :heart:
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Post by: Gaff on September 25, 2014, 06:23:23 PM
Girlfriend (Kari)
An anime adaptation of the mobile game "Girlfriend (Kari)", a game where the player has a girlfriend

I'd be disappointed if that doesn't involve some kind of QTE to decide who pays after the meal in a restaurant.
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Post by: Manimal on September 29, 2014, 09:32:26 PM
Started Love Live! School Idol Project.

Questioned manliness

That's when I realize...

...this is secretly the most manly thing I've seen since Gurren Lagann.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4iC52d-fVY
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Post by: xxMagatsu on September 29, 2014, 11:03:20 PM
At the moment I am watching, Persona 4 The Animation, Akame Ga Kill and Tokyo Ghoul!
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Post by: NO1SY on September 30, 2014, 04:33:09 AM
The new persona 4 golden? or the original series?
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Post by: xxMagatsu on October 01, 2014, 12:13:04 AM
The new persona 4 golden? or the original series?
I'm catching up on the original series and then I will proceed to watching Golden. Did you ever play Persona 4 back on the PS2 days?
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Post by: NO1SY on October 01, 2014, 05:47:47 AM
Nope... But I did enjoy the original anime. Can't really bring myself to watch the remake though...
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Post by: neoraise on October 01, 2014, 06:59:14 AM
This season I think it'll be akame Tokyo ghoul and tokyo esp..for next season my top most will be fate stay night..for manga adaptations still koe no katachi(if ever)
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Post by: NO1SY on October 02, 2014, 03:35:11 PM
Just saw an advert for the Anime film "The Wind Rises"? Had quotes like "The best anime film to ever come to cinema"... has anyone seen it? Is it THAT good? Should I watch it?
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Post by: Gaff on October 02, 2014, 04:38:32 PM
It'll just be the usual trailer-speak hyperbole.  It was well received by the critics, but if it weren't (allegedly) Miyazaki's last hurrah as director, I doubt there'd be the same hype behind it.
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Post by: GingerStark on October 07, 2014, 02:37:28 AM
Just found out about The Regular Show... Man, I think the Western world may be entering another golden age with it's cartoons!
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 08, 2014, 08:35:28 AM
Amagi Brillant Park -
Spoiler
Very pretty art. Oh about some ex-child actor managing a run down theme park so it doesnt close down leaving magical fairies homeless. I actually like the plot seems interesting plus that mascot is awesome.
All in all I think its gonna be solid show with tons of pretty fan service.
Better keep an eye out for dem gifs.

Fan Service example-
Spoiler
(http://oi60.tinypic.com/r8d0rm.jpg)

Will watch for mascot
Spoiler
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/e4fd52d4ecaddaefd7846cb71e533ae2/tumblr_nd2vsyxxuv1s2s76zo1_500.gif)
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Post by: Gaff on October 08, 2014, 09:33:44 AM
I'm guessing you know the mascot is Bonta-kun from Full Metal Panic, right?
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Post by: everlastin01 on October 08, 2014, 02:23:56 PM
I am currently re-watching Lucky Star....it literally describes my friends and I
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 08, 2014, 04:56:06 PM
I'm guessing you know the mascot is Bonta-kun from Full Metal Panic, right?
Kinda. I saw people pointed that out.
But I never watched Full Metal Panic.
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Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 08, 2014, 05:23:54 PM
I'm watching 'Aikatsu!'. So don't spoil it for me.

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Post by: NO1SY on October 09, 2014, 07:50:02 PM
SAOII hasn't finished has it? I thought that last episode was rather touching for what I'm used to seeing from it...!

Edit: saw the announcement of next episode at the end of the credits...

Psycho pass 2 looks interesting! I forgot about some of those characters!

Now just Log Horizon 2 to watch and I'm all caught up on sequels :)
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 10, 2014, 08:07:50 AM
SAOII hasn't finished has it? I thought that last episode was rather touching for what I'm used to seeing from it...!

Edit: saw the announcement of next episode at the end of the credits...

Psycho pass 2 looks interesting! I forgot about some of those characters!

Now just Log Horizon 2 to watch and I'm all caught up on sequels :)
Did they actually do something yet? (SAO2)
I kinda dropped it when the last couple episodes where 30mins of them talking about their different feels...
With the occasional ass shot.

Amagi Brilliant Park ep 2.
Spoiler
I thought it was another solid episode. No fan service but it did have those two dudes duke it out with an uplifting speech at the end.
If you saw Nodics impression then I'm at complete opposites at what he said.
I will say that the first episodes are slow that their building the setting and plot. But I'm sure the next episode will focus on more development. Probably not gonna have much strong comedy except for the main dude and Bonta-kun.

All in all. Watch for the animation and Bonta. While that monotone chick has a nice pair of muskets you cant forget dat ass either. :P

Chaika Season 2.
Spoiler
CHAIIKKKAAA!!!
Continued from last season. To catch up. Chaika meets up with Toru and teams up with him and his "sister" to gather her father's body parts for a proper burial.
Did I mention that Chaika's father was the strongest mage that while alive, had wars lasting for 300 years before he was killed and that his dismembered parts hold large amounts of magic.
Also there are other Chaikas gathered the parts as well, part of some master plan.

Anyways if you enjoy the last season you'll enjoy the second.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 10, 2014, 05:44:40 PM
RahXephon, so far: A good but flawed series.

It's engaging from the start but dabbles in too many aesthetics to make it seem like the creators are aiming for any one thing. Usually, there are select episodes that explore one or two characters that are absolutely fantastic and immersive, but they the kind of immersion from each of those episodes is too different to form a cohesive whole. The other thing is that some of the episodes get mired in anime tropes and unrealistic situations (like for instance, 17 year olds working at a military institution being a normal thing, everybody hanging out at the beach quite frequently, and some slightly irrelevant mini slice-of-life kinds of stories) that the series would be much better without.

Too, the main character, my avatar (meant to show my appreciation of the better aspects of the series), is uninteresting and a little melodramatic sometimes. Doesn't help that his voice actor (both dub and sub) isn't too stellar here.

In fact, there's not really any one character that has caught my interest by themselves. I'll usually resonate with one of them when they are explored, but, on the whole, they don't usually draw my empathy.

The main attraction to the series is that, occasionally, it hits upon this fascinating, alien, operatic kind of atmosphere. Too, the ending song is fantastic and keeps me watching to the end of each episode. Not to mention, the plot is sufficiently complex. All-in-all, I'm predicting a 7/10 for the entire series.

I haven't been watching anime too often lately. I don't usually have a nice, open time by myself where I can feel comfortable watching it. Hopefully, when I finally get my own laptop, I'll be able to watch anime in my natural habitat again.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2014, 05:57:43 PM
^ very nearly what Paipis said, except I watched RahXephon because of the massive hype it recieved and was sour at the end of it all. I don't remember my rating but it won't help you knowing what I rated it (i would like my time back though thank you)

I think I'm in a bit of an anime blackout? I know Aldnoah and Zankyou are waiting out there for me to finish... But then I've downloaded some Jojo as well, some Supernatural The Anime and the new season of anime has begun and I'm thoroughly confused...
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Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 11, 2014, 03:43:59 AM
Aikatsu! Aikatsu! Aikatsu! Aikatsu! - War chant while marching off into the distance towards the Necromancer's army.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 12, 2014, 01:25:39 AM
Madan no Ou to Vanadis Episode 1-2
Spoiler
I'm not gonna lie. I think this is really good.
Its based off a light novel with a manga adaption. Gonna have to check out that novel since people are saying its being rushed. But from just watching the anime I think the pacing is just fine.

Now as for harem ecchi animes its good; anime in general I'll say its good.
What draws me in is the fact that the main dude uses a bow and isnt some generic swordsman. Also it doesnt seem like one of those super impose yourself into him type characters either. Just refreshing all round is what I'm getting at.
This dude has godly reflexes too. Who catches an arrow and shoots it back at the guy who fired it in a matter of seconds?!

Not to mention that opening theme really hypes things up. :biggrin:
Plus it reminds me of Fire Emblem and Valkyrie Chronicles feeling for me. All in all; I'm hyped for the next episode.
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Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 12, 2014, 02:58:32 AM
Watched myself slowly sink into a state of depression after hearing about the typhoon at Japan.

Other than that it's Aikatsu! all day long... kidding.

Made pies.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2014, 02:06:46 PM
There was a typhoon?


In any case Parasyte is Awesome!!!!! Mad House, theme song by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas!!! It looks like a relatively faithful adaptation too and there's no horrible censorship just yet!
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Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2014, 02:15:27 PM
Oh my god there's dubstep in this anime
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 12, 2014, 04:03:41 PM
Jumped over to Cowboy Bebop.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2014, 04:35:17 PM
Finish eet.

Get shanked by anime sickness. Be unable to watch any other anime for a while. Wish that you were the only one who knew about the anime.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 12, 2014, 04:38:50 PM
Sounds like you had a rather traumatic experience with Bebop...!?
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Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2014, 05:01:13 PM
Traumatic because it was so good. I got that end of the world feeling that happens when an anime is a masterpiece
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Post by: NO1SY on October 12, 2014, 05:18:36 PM
Yup I know that feeling... Glad I finished Bebop eventually actually, I feel like it was an end to an era of anime ignorance in my life :P Now if only I could get into Gundam (winks at G no Reconguista)...
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Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2014, 05:26:25 PM
There's a new Gundam prowling about huh.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 12, 2014, 05:35:35 PM
Yeah with new artwork and everything... someone told me they thought it was the best looking Gundam series in ages (art-wise and story-wise) so maybe this will be the one for me!
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Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2014, 05:56:44 PM
Setsuna F Seie

If I can't remember the name of the main character at the drop of a hat then it is unworthy! It better bring the a game storywise
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Post by: NO1SY on October 12, 2014, 06:57:52 PM
I haven't been keeping up with it, but I think I'll watch some tonight.

The main character's name is Bellri in this so I think it's a little easier to remember...

I just can't shake the feeling that I may need to have watched previous Gundam series in order to fully understand and enjoy this one, but I guess we will see.
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Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 12, 2014, 11:07:29 PM
No. They're all in different timelines. Every gundam is basically a standalone itself. A 'Meta-series' if you will.

Gundam 00 is old.

Newest is Reconguista as far as I'm aware.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 12, 2014, 11:14:18 PM
Newest is Reconguista as far as I'm aware.

There are 2 Gundam series airing this season.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 13, 2014, 03:01:04 PM
Finished Zankyou.

Man
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Post by: NO1SY on October 13, 2014, 03:34:41 PM
^^ I know right!
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Post by: Gaff on October 13, 2014, 07:34:33 PM
I think G-Reco is supposed to take place in the same timeline as the 'Universal Century' Gundam series (about roughly half the franchise), albeit thousands of years into the future.  Whether that has any bearing on how accessible it is without having seen any previous material, I couldn't say though - yet to decide if I can be bothered watching it.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 13, 2014, 08:29:11 PM
The art style really does look like old school gundam style.
But from what I read it seems like the toy commerical (Gundam Build Fighters) is the better show...
Which oddly enough the last builders season was enjoyable enough for someone to make this ~
Spoiler
(http://funnymama.com/store/140123/261333_v0_600x.jpg)

I might watch it if I'm bored and if there is some badass regular dude antagonist like in Gundam 00.
(Even though the latter half was pretty dumb.)

Anyways. My top 5 this season is.
-Madan no Ou to Vanadis
-Psycho Pass 2
-Amagi Brilliant Park
-Chaika Second season
-Grisaia no Kajitsu
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Post by: NO1SY on October 13, 2014, 08:41:03 PM
Haven't managed to watch all the new shows in the season yet, but I'd say my top 5 will probably be something along the lines of:

5. Terra ForMars
4. World Trigger
3. Garo: Honoo no Kokuin
2. Gugure! Kokkuri-san
1. Nanatsu no Taizai

But this is only for new airing shows ignoring sequels and also for people that haven't read the mangas for 1, 4 and 5.

Otherwise other honourable mentions are Gundam: G no Reconguista, Shingeki no Bahamut, Donten ni Warau, probably Kiseijuu (yet to watch) and Cross Ange (if you have the resilience against the heavy and explicit yuri fondling).

Of course Log Horizon 2, Psycho Pass 2 and Mushishi Zoku Shou 2 will be good to watch.

Still doing my 1st impressions reviews on all of the new series though so go and check them out if you'd like some more in depth opinions :3
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 13, 2014, 08:49:18 PM
I'm iffy on Garo.
I mean jam project DID the opening and the first episode seemed pretty strong...
Then it kinda went meh pretty fast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls7oOxUBbYQ ~ Jam Project awesomeness

But even that wont be enough for me to keep watching. But I'll give it one more episode if super senati-ish phoniness can save it or not. :P

Enough though I enjoy fan service I cant seem to jump on yuri bandwagons...
...Is...is something wrong with me? D:
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Post by: NO1SY on October 13, 2014, 08:54:53 PM
Well you seem to have the most fan-servicey shows on your top list already, so I don't think you need cross ange! it's not innocent yuri either... it's rather extreme.........

Personally I feel that even the fan service orientated shows have some kind of decent storyline behind them this season, which is good, but their first episodes weren't very strong (e.g. Madan no Ou to Vanadis and Grisaia no Kajitsu).

Certain shows are irking me this season though... Girlfriend (Kari) and Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji in particular. Will not be picking those up again.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 13, 2014, 08:56:16 PM
I keep on forgetting and disbelieving that Psycho Pass 2 is coming. Oh yesss
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Post by: NO1SY on October 13, 2014, 09:00:13 PM
Only 2 things I haven't liked about Psycho Pass 2 as of yet

1. They brought back the CG from the freakin remake that looks aweful... luckily it focuses mainly on the picking up of the guns this time... but whyyyyyyy!

2.
Spoiler
If the big mystery is that the new drugs company that is producing the pills that reduce hue change (huehuehuehuehuehue) is the big bad mastermind behind everything bad that happens and the only reason that people are able to avoid detection by the sybil system when they do something bad is that they are popping these pills, then they have made the plot waaaaaay too transparent and dull from episode 1...
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 13, 2014, 09:01:18 PM
I've noped out of clicking anything involving Girl Friend (Kari)
Mostly cause I think it would end up like that one fan service anime about that one mascot with the big knockers and headphones and pink hair....What was it called.
Just boiled down to mundane crap about some chick with a big rack that likes music.

Grisaia no Kajitsu-
Idk. I need a fifth anime and was the only one I watched this season too. >_<
But Madan no Ou to Vanadis is the better show. You can say what you want but that opening theme is to good. (IMO)

Also link to my post about Vanadis since I think it got lost to last post of page syndrome.
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,1916.msg203862.html#msg203862
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Post by: NO1SY on October 13, 2014, 09:08:47 PM
Mostly cause I think it would end up like that one fan service anime about that one mascot with the big knockers and headphones and pink hair....What was it called.

You really aren't narrowing anything down there... :P

You did a good job of picking out the good points about Vanadis in the post too. It's more that I personally don't like the romance and ecchi direction the show takes. The OP is pretty good as Japanese Symphonic Rock music goes though :)

I'll write it in my review but Girlfriend (Kari) has possibly some of the worst voice acting I have ever heard in anime before. I just do not believe one bit that Japanese girls sound like that... no one sounds that whiney all of the time, let alone every girl in a freakin school!
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Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 14, 2014, 03:01:55 AM
Watching Deathnote Episode 12.

Half-Life 3 confirmed.
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Post by: neoraise on October 15, 2014, 07:50:51 AM
rewatching

Phantom : Requiem for the
Phantom..last 2ep

next stop. ..
when seagulls cry.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 12:27:11 PM
I apologise to anyone that is enjoying watching Girlfriend (Kari), but my review (http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,12016.msg204360.html#msg204360) is not kind...
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Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 12:28:57 PM
Hahaha


Requiem man...  That was an anime

Only 2 things I haven't liked about Psycho Pass 2 as of yet

1. They brought back the CG from the freakin remake that looks aweful... luckily it focuses mainly on the picking up of the guns this time... but whyyyyyyy!

2.
Spoiler
If the big mystery is that the new drugs company that is producing the pills that reduce hue change (huehuehuehuehuehue) is the big bad mastermind behind everything bad that happens and the only reason that people are able to avoid detection by the sybil system when they do something bad is that they are popping these pills, then they have made the plot waaaaaay too transparent and dull from episode 1...

Not super blown away by the writing from the first episode, but I recall dropping Psycho Pass when I watched the original first episode.

The downgrade in funding is noticeable though, but I don't mind so far.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 12:36:48 PM
If only they reallocated the CG funding...
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Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 12:39:30 PM
Been meaning to watch Phantom: Requiem... It's about the mafia right?
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Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 01:09:16 PM
Yeah, it takes its time to get into it though. I honestly watched it as a side anime, had no idea how big things would turn out later.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 01:41:27 PM
it's not a long series though right?
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Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 01:56:10 PM
26 episodes i think? I don't remember well.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 01:58:11 PM
Hmm ill probably pick it up when the
is season starts dying down. If its a good as you say I dont want to start now when I need to be keeping on top of my work.... made that mistake with magi...
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Post by: Vacant on October 15, 2014, 02:39:01 PM
Okay, it's now on the UK Netflix, so I really have no more excuses for not finishing it. Gurren Lagann.....We comin' for you brah!

But yeah, smash that, write up the review and wham bam thank you mam.

Oh and I'm going to rewatch Another to review that too, since it's Halloween soon and all....
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Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 02:58:09 PM
Another was a nice pleasant surprise.
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Post by: Echo_River on October 15, 2014, 03:51:53 PM
Finished Sket Dance.
Started further into Attack on Titan.
Starting Black Cat because my interest is lacking anywhere else.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 03:53:23 PM
How was Sket Dance? Always wanted to try it out
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Post by: Echo_River on October 15, 2014, 04:09:45 PM
Well the ending I found was satisfactory. It was like "everything's going to be alright now" after finishing up some loose ends.
In the main parts it can be quite crazy, yet sometimes practical and real, dramatic, comedic, all at the same time.
I like the girl in the trio group, Himeko, because she does a lot of the commenting....Like I do.
The art and style are decent too. On the more proportional real side.

Aaaah, I don't want to give you many spoilers if you've going to watch it.
Try it! You might find it likeable....or not.
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Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 04:28:15 PM
Starting Black Cat because my interest is lacking anywhere else.

Black cat's pretty good if not just a bit too obscure towards the end. I enjoyed it though.

I can't believe some people still havent watch Shingeki no Kyojin tbh... I think you are a rarity now!
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Post by: Echo_River on October 15, 2014, 04:35:35 PM
Black cat's pretty good if not just a bit too obscure towards the end. I enjoyed it though.

I can't believe some people still havent watch Shingeki no Kyojin tbh... I think you are a rarity now!

I thought Black Cat was a little uninformative in the beginning. I couldn't tell the genre from the start...
But it's interesting so far.

I got as far on SnK as Eren's demise into the stomach...so far....
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Post by: MissChurro on October 15, 2014, 04:43:49 PM
Attack On Titan's great! I'm excited for season 2.

Has anybody seen No.6 or K Project? I've been hearing a lot about those, and I was wondering if anyone here has seen them. :hmm:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 04:57:02 PM
Has anybody seen No.6 or K Project? I've been hearing a lot about those, and I was wondering if anyone here has seen them. :hmm:

I watched K project when it aired (I think it's the first show I actually followed on a weekly basis ever)

I really enjoyed it, and thought the concept was great, but it was waaaaaaaay way way too short. Needed at least double the time if not more for that story. So many things left unexplained. Luckily there are mangas out that should tell the rest, but still would have been great to have all been in the series.

Been meaning to watch number 6, but I keep getting it mixed up with a manga called numbers...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 05:59:02 PM
K Project felt like it had a pretty flimsy story, but it carried itself excellently as an anime. At the end of the day I got the action that I was looking for and a nice spin to supernatural powers. I gave it a high 7/10, and if I had the time would watch it again.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 06:13:31 PM
K Project felt like it had a pretty flimsy story, but it carried itself excellently as an anime. At the end of the day I got the action that I was looking for and a nice spin to supernatural powers. I gave it a high 7/10, and if I had the time would watch it again.

The powers were great and Mikoto was a beast! I'd give the show a 7.5-8/10 and would have given it higher if they actually made the series longer so that the story didn't have to come across as so flimsy.
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Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 06:33:00 PM
Was Mikoto 'The Black Dog' ? Or the Red King?

Man I wanted to see all the kings too...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on October 15, 2014, 07:00:04 PM
Another was a nice pleasant surprise.

Yeah man, you know I loved the first half of it and the concept. I'm a sucker for those kind of curse/ghost stories. Wasn't much for the ending, but the plot twist was one I didn't see coming, which made for a nice change.

While I'm on that subject, what horror/halloween themed Anime would you suggest?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 15, 2014, 07:04:04 PM
Hmmm I wonder. Hellsing is a safe bet? Though the poor bastards are being decimated so you feel sorry for the supernatural creatures.

Ga Rei Zero?

Highschool of The Dead?

Hm few horror anime I can mention. Only know manga, and those are so creepy.

Vampire Hunter D movie

Blood Lad for a comedic touch I guess.

Supernatural The Animation is a safe bet. Though it's an animation of an american tv series.

Try out Hells an obscure anime movie.

How about Tokyo Ghoul?

Otherwise I think I'm tapped out.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on October 15, 2014, 07:32:07 PM
Was Mikoto 'The Black Dog' ? Or the Red King?

Man I wanted to see all the kings too...

The red king
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on October 15, 2014, 08:07:11 PM
Finally saw an episode of Madoka at the anime club today.  It was fine and all, but having already pieced together a rough idea of where it's going from what other people have said, I just don't think it's telling a story that really interests me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on October 16, 2014, 12:27:23 AM
...I really forgot the story of requiem and when seagulls cry...but now i already know why I got a bad feeling about watching it again..da**..

right now I'm watching no game no life..
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Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 16, 2014, 12:31:32 AM
Started watching this Sekirei anime here... it's meh but I like all anime, except if it's from the 80s... or earlier than that.
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Post by: neoraise on October 16, 2014, 01:12:23 AM
@ Gelmra..same goes for me..when it comes to 80's only ranma 1/2came up to my mind..I don't know about dragonballs..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 07:28:14 AM
I like old school anime but not sure if I could brave the 80s anime  just yet.

Madoka is not everyone's cup of tea. It's so hard to just let people see the big  twist for themselves because the first two episodes aren't awesome. But after episode 3 things just become awesome.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on October 16, 2014, 09:11:30 AM
What do people have against the '80s?  Is it just because things looked different or what?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 10:49:19 AM
Just the general genre of DBZ and Ranma? Otherwise I don't judge anime by their graphics. I actually prefer old school anime. They really focused on story then. And there are plenty excellent examples, but I don't know any 80s ones
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on October 16, 2014, 11:47:24 AM
not hate bout the way it looks but as of I remember only few anime in 80s downwards took my interest just like android 009..astroboy..my anime gx..if that's the name of it..most of them were mecha..I don't mind watching them if it has a great story..

but if I watch some of them and recalled some memories the time I've watched it..it'll be painful for me to recall them..I don't hate 80s I don't like them either but for me there's some string attached while watching them..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 16, 2014, 05:39:37 PM
HAVE YOU SEEN HOW HIDEOUS THE ANIMATIONS ARE?! HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?!

-coughs-

I mean, you've watched the original Gundam right?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 05:46:18 PM
Never heard of it, never touched it.

I do remember trying to revisit DBZ and nope-ing out of it.

Honestly if the animation is that bad then I'd rather just read the manga from whence it came. There I can read even Cyborg 009 without any issues.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on October 16, 2014, 08:05:52 PM
Idk. Some old animes really aged well.
Lika Akira. That still looks awesome imo.

Or heck. That sonic movie with metal sonic(1996). That looks WAY better then any modern sonic animation to date.
(Riders opening animation comes close.)
EDIT: Derp I thought CD animation was part of the movie...


That being said. I need to re-watch Guyver. The anime sci-fy might be a little outdated, but I still think I should go back and re-watch it. iirc I dont think I even finished the series. >_>;
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 08:22:47 PM
90s I'm all cool with and confident about . 80s not so much.

Guyver I've heard of. Should try it out
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on October 16, 2014, 08:23:14 PM
I suppose it did last into the early '80s, but I always think of the original MSG as a '70s show.  Time has not been kind.  I don't particularly like the show, but moving a couple of years down the line, I think Zeta looks a lot nicer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGBw4uCZ4hA).

Broadly speaking, I think 1980s anime looks a lot better towards the end of the decade, during the peak of the bubble economy.  I'm kind of biased though.  When I got into anime at first, Manga UK were still riding the tail end of the video-nasty boom, and were doing good business by releasing a lot of ultraviolent oavs from the 80s.  The Guyver was really popular here back then.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 16, 2014, 08:26:45 PM
That looks proper man I could watch that >..> Guess I thought graphics would be really bad

Ever heard of Galaxy Express ?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on October 16, 2014, 08:33:28 PM
Hah, yeah - I really like Galaxy Express 999.  It annoys me greatly that Funi have (had?) the whole thing up to stream for free, but locked it out in the UK.  If you want to talk about animation that's not aged well though, I think that's a prime example.  They seem to struggle with transferring Leiji Matsumoto's art style to animation at the best of times and yeah... I think I would politely call it 'inconsistent'.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on October 16, 2014, 08:50:17 PM
Speaking of oldies.
I still enjoy listening to sentai music/80s anime ost music.
Stuff was sounds awesome to me still.

Guyver Out of Control OST - 01. Kyoushoku Soukou GUYVER (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xANXsjce528)

Super Sentai Playlist Openings (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qMmy0wDbZY&list=PLhYPxsUtuHtyS--0S6h6gn97lZ0nA2do-&index=1)

Sonic the Hedgehog OVA - Theme of South Island / Metal Sonic Fight  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjGG88PSlWo)

Saint Seiya Opening (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lve1pua5QVM)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on October 16, 2014, 10:42:05 PM
yeah I've watched the original mobile suit gundam after years the gundam double z..but gundam graphics and animation improve at 90s esp. the released year of gundam wing and gundamx..
if you will compare the animation...
I would say I'll leave that to your imagination..

how about daimos and voltes?

for me most of the anime I've watched from 80s were all mecha..except for ranma and lupin..


my good old uncle is the first what u called today as "otaku"..still have his collection of magical Mimi or whatever and gundam figures..original comics of lupin..but for original tapes..they're all history.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on October 17, 2014, 07:16:38 PM
So finished episode 8 of Gurren Lagann and all I have to say is....could you of made that outcome anymore obvious!? You could see that coming in the episode before it!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on October 20, 2014, 12:20:47 AM
Madan no Ou to Vanadis ep. 3
Spoiler
Awesome!
I dont care much for the cg. It looks pretty awful. And the battle was confusing and cringe worthy to watch since the bad dudes jumped to their next tactic after the other.
BUT after all that and an extremely cheesy super arrow. I'm still watching it.

Grisaia no Kajitsu Ep.3
Spoiler
I'll watch to see what happens.
But MC-kun in this knows whats up. If a chick is talking about whats cute.
Put your mind on auto pilot.

Amagi Brilliant Park Ep. 3
Spoiler
Confirms what I said on the first episode.
Watch for the art and the mascot.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 20, 2014, 07:05:00 AM
Did someone here say Valvrave was terrible or something? Was just wondering about your full thoughts on it. Too lazy to watch it.

Trying out Space Dandy. As always this guys' story pacing is horrible, but his shows always end up growing on you. This anime is fun.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 20, 2014, 11:45:20 AM
Watching Deathnote again.

Because Lolz
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7139/7113528685_efe3b4a661_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on October 20, 2014, 07:10:52 PM
as i wake up "what was the story of project arms again?" now I'm watching it..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on October 20, 2014, 07:18:26 PM
Did someone here say Valvrave was terrible or something? Was just wondering about your full thoughts on it. Too lazy to watch it.

Trying out Space Dandy. As always this guys' story pacing is horrible, but his shows always end up growing on you. This anime is fun.
Valvare was pretty bad.

The first 6-ish episodes is all you need to watch or until the two dudes fight it out and bro hug each other once all is said and done. Ending was total bs too.
If you wanted a mecha that has the same concept-ish then you could watch Majestic Princes. I thought that was pretty fun to watch.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 21, 2014, 07:51:54 AM
Duly noted
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Post by: Gaff on October 21, 2014, 01:35:20 PM
It took a fair bit of persuasion to get me to even attempt something so ostensibly shoujo-esque and fluffy looking, but having just finished Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, I'm glad I did in the end.  It was an extremely pleasant surprise, turning its unpromising premise, of the heroine inadvertantly becoming a mangaka's assistant, into something fresh and witty as the show raises genuine laughs from poking fun at the long established, yet utterly ridiculous, tropes of shoujo manga.  All the more surprising is how well it succeeds in this without resorting to the usual anime comedy standards of blankly referencing other series or 'hilarious' visual innuendo.

Now to watch something full of robots and gore, just for balance...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on October 21, 2014, 07:46:07 PM
Didn't really expect that SAO II complete 180... erm... feels a bit more MMO-like I guess, but it's using weird logic again...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 21, 2014, 11:40:54 PM
Which episode is that?

Been blown away by Space Dandy season 2 episode 4. A highschool musical spoof with actually great music. Foolishly fun show
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on October 22, 2014, 06:55:09 AM
15...

Still not watching space dandy... I just can't bring myself to do it...

I'm trying to keep track of waaaay too many shows atm... and after taking a break to watch Arrow, I feel like my anime watching is a mess. (Also with how emotional that show was I am now feeling as if anime isn't really hitting base with me atm... hmmm... still got to watch Kiseijuu... maybe that'll scare me into some feelings!)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 22, 2014, 11:49:23 AM
Didn't comment earlier but I really enjoy Arrow. The Flash is just too awesome a combo to add to the mix.

Kiseijuu episode 2 was legit.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on October 22, 2014, 12:24:02 PM
I'm gonna watch and give my first impressions on Kiseijuu soon, but it was one I always flagged as being one to watch this season. Is it properly scary though???

Arrow is great because for once, DC have taken a hero of theirs down of that pedestal they like to put them on. It's gritty and hugely action-packed for a TV show. There are tons of similarities in the story to Smallville, which is a bit lame... but it's kind of unavoidable. What I like here though is that while Smallville felt like a Drama with superheroes, Arrow feels like a Superhero show with Drama, and the dynamic works so so so much better... it's even had me crying a couple of times... anyways I'm all caught up on that now, and the Flash, which I also like for being a bit lighter hearted.

Anyone watching this new Steins;gate thingy??? what is it?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 22, 2014, 12:50:51 PM
There's a new Steins;Gate lurking about? I'll look into it.

Oliver Queen is put through the meat grinder
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on October 22, 2014, 05:43:17 PM
I haven't seen it personally, but I think the new Steins;Gate animation is just an in-universe advert for something.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on October 22, 2014, 05:44:34 PM
it's got 2 episodes!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on October 22, 2014, 05:57:54 PM
Their OVA's. 3-5 mins long of mundane stuff that forces feels on you.
If you love the characters its pretty fun to watch. Even if its a little jarring to hearing the Japanese voice acting.
(I watched the series dubbed.)

Finally catch up with SAO II. The fight scene was awesome to watch.
Then the focus on feels afterwards...At least it came it a pseudo-rapey gif in episode 13.
I dont much aboot Excalibur either.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 23, 2014, 12:12:43 AM
I find my lack of anime disturbing. Need faster network. Will have to file a complaint to ISP three times every day until problem is solved.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 23, 2014, 12:16:45 PM
Just finished Space Dandy and I must say it was quite awesome. Riding the feels train, and giving so much respect to Watanabe for cornering 2014. Zankyou + Dandy = he wins this year and for a long time after. Many, many props baby
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on October 25, 2014, 10:46:09 PM
Finished White Album 2 recently. It was devastating, crushing, and down right cruel but still crazy good. It starts off really nice and for a while I wanted to be like the main character. Love triangle gone horribly wrong. It was insane and very gripping but also very very cruel.

Spoiler
The scene when Haruki kisses Touma in front of Setsuna while she balls her eyes out was one of the cruelest things I've seen an anime do to it's characters because unlike other animes like Clannad and Little Busters it doesn't get better for any of them! Everyone's lives are in despair and misery at the end of the series!

It gets to the point where you know things wouldn't end well and this anime goes the realistic route and doesn't! It just made me feel so odd. It was something else alright.

Then I watched Love Live Season Two to cheer me up after that and it got really feelsy at the end! This series I swear...makes me less and more of a man at the same time. So lovable. I never knew idol anime was this good!

Tried to watch Akame ga Kill since I just bought an Esdeath shirt but it just sucked. The tone was a mess. Not serious enough for what it is. Fairy Tail syndrome. I dropped that one fast.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2014, 03:56:55 PM
Oh? The only thing going for Akame was how badly people ended up dying. I never bothered with the anime anyway so that could be its own fault.

White Album? Never heard of it. Sort of sounds like things go south in a bad but cool way. I hope I have time to check that out.

Just finished Barakamon. Truly a heartwarming tale. Anime slice of life is amazing when done right. Need to find another anime like this.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on October 27, 2014, 05:20:27 PM
Akame was very bloody but it forced comedy and it didn't work. It was a bipolar mixture and I didn't like it. White Album 2 yes things go very bad but unlike School Days (which has a similar relationship dynamic in a slight way) the characters are actually good and you can understand and even identify with main character. I only recommend watching it if you want a really deep realistic romance story. It's heartbreaking. White Album and White Album 2 are different series that are their own stories so don't worry about the first one. It has nothing to do with the second expect for a few songs I believe. Different characters and stories.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on October 27, 2014, 05:43:41 PM
Putting Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill on hiatus, since It's halloween and all.

Instead will be watching Another and Finishing Tokyo Ghoul.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2014, 05:48:48 PM
Sounds like I'm buckling up for quite the feels trip.

Clannad 2 + White Album 2

If I cry manly tears, ignore me and move along.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on October 27, 2014, 06:01:41 PM
Gurren Lagann  hiatus

How is that even possible.

Sounds like I'm buckling up for quite the feels trip.

Clannad 2 + White Album 2

If I cry manly tears, ignore me and move along.

I found White Album 2 to be more of a powerful bearer of emotions rather then a tear jerker. It's memorable and it leaves an impact. It's not just black and white, it was sad or it was not sad. I couldn't stop thinking about it and I still keep thinking about it. But yes buckle up for Clannad After Story. You can never be ready for that.
 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2014, 06:06:45 PM
That's terrifying.

Also, One Does Not Simply Put Gurren Lagann on hiatus. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Austadophilus on October 27, 2014, 06:10:00 PM
Rewatching Yu Yu Hakusho from the beginning for the nostagia.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on October 27, 2014, 06:12:39 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/dj8bp.jpg)


But, But it's not very Halloweenish!?  :ohmy:

Yeah, it's been okay. I finished episode 8 which seemed like a good stopping point for now, till I resume in a couple of weeks. Love the fact it's on netflix though, can watch it on my phone on the way to work, so is kill la kill (hence why I'm watching them)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2014, 06:21:50 PM
So THAT's how netflix is used.

Yu Yu Hakusho is a good anime too? I think I'll check that out then
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Austadophilus on October 27, 2014, 06:34:16 PM
One of the best I've ever seen. XD

The favorite when I was growing up.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2014, 06:54:30 PM
Seems legit. Will slate it for another time to check out.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on October 27, 2014, 08:22:49 PM
Was never that much impressed with After Story.  Perhaps I'm just too British and repressed...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 28, 2014, 09:08:33 AM
Akuma! Oni!


Gaaah curse my internet speed and sleepiness. Still downloading.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on October 28, 2014, 03:04:07 PM
Was never that much impressed with After Story.  Perhaps I'm just too British and repressed...

Well it depends what kind of things effect you emotionally I guess. For me I got really really connected and loved the characters so it got me good. Anime makes me very soft a lot of the times. This is the guy who cried at the end of Toy Story 3 in the movie theater as well.  Very rarely do movies and TV make me cry (I can list the last 3 movies I cried over - Toy Story 3, Marley & Me and Fluke), there has to be a super connection there and I have to be really really invested.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2014, 08:46:10 AM
Just finished Mahouka Koukou no Rattousei. This was quite awesome, and egad that MC can do things like an overpowered bastard. But it's legit. Love the close quarters combat action sequences, and they have enough sword action to live on for weeks. Great show. Should definitely get further animations.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Austadophilus on November 04, 2014, 11:39:23 AM
Watching Ultra Maniac since I'm on the verge of finishing the Manga.

Favorite line so far: "Class, Nina is moving far away to land of Fantasy and Reality TV, America!"

Glad they got us down so well. XD
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on November 04, 2014, 12:10:54 PM
I watched all of cross ange so far.

I actually like it. Its not just all about dumb yuri fan service.
Like any other sunrise animes just mellow and dont even think any more and its very entertaining.
Still enjoy Chaika and Madan no Ou to Vanadis better.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on November 05, 2014, 01:52:58 AM
I'm watching an anime... that I drew.

I keep replaying the single frame... over... and over... and over... again.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on November 06, 2014, 03:23:38 PM
So THAT's how netflix is used.

Yu Yu Hakusho is a good anime too? I think I'll check that out then
If you like Narutobleach Z it is right up your alley. If you hate it then you will not like Yu Yu either.

As for what I'm watching:
New to the collection:
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt showed up. It seems unfunny. How can something that promised so much profanity not be funny? a real disappointment. I was thinking it might take a Dead Leaves angle.
Bayonetta also showed up and I tried watching it. It didn't grab me. I'll try again later.
Babel II, I got these 4 disks assuming they are the series which the original Babel II DVD took 4 random eps from. Have not watched, I just needed them for completeness sake of the collection.
The last 2 eps of Helsing Ultimate. Not bad. I'm not sure how I hoped the series would wrap up but I do not think it wrapped in a completely satisfying way.

Netflix:
Frozen: average fare that made me rage when I went to season 2 and found it was sub only :(
Sword Art Online: Terrible writing. You  should never take something your fans probably have a good back ground in (MMOs in this case) and get it wrong. If the writers had played MMOs they would have had a clue. Then they throw away common sense. Also horrible character consistency... "Level is just a number!" and 5 min later "They couldn't hurt me due to my level!".. blech. I expect that from American TV, not anime.
The Devil is a Part timer: Fun average fare. Nothing special, nothing bad.
A few others that I cannot think of off the top of my head.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on November 06, 2014, 06:02:32 PM
Seriously... you Americans are lucky enough to have FMA:Brotherhood on your Netflix and you choose to watch SAO!?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on November 06, 2014, 06:34:07 PM
Seriously... you Americans are lucky enough to have FMA:Brotherhood on your Netflix and you choose to watch SAO!?
Get proxy server and convert cash through paypal.

There american netflix now. Huzza!

You dudes need to watch moar harems I tells ya.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 06, 2014, 06:38:32 PM
Harems are rarely good unless they have a good male lead and do something different. While they are all about the girls you need to have a good male lead otherwise the show is nothing special. Is This a Zombie is a good harem because it has great girls (as you can tell by my sig) and Ayumu is a good lead character. Shows like Date A Live have great girls (sans Origami, one of the worst Rei clones ever) but a boring generic male lead like Shido brings it down. But that's not even Date A Live's issue, it could've been a good action/romance but failed to deliver on it's potential. I absolutely love Tohka and Kurumi but the series could've been so much better. If you consider Haganai a harem it is top tier as well. But a good romance comedy will always beat a harem. IE School Rumble.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on November 06, 2014, 06:39:16 PM
I have a proxy but it's slow AF...

And I have had to sit through many Harems this season for my reviews... just not my thing... although Cross Ange has at least been a visual action spectacle.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on November 06, 2014, 06:51:14 PM
I have a proxy but it's slow AF...

And I have had to sit through many Harems this season for my reviews... just not my thing... although Cross Ange has at least been a visual action spectacle.
Now...You gotta be specific when you say visual action spectacle. :P
(Started watching after dude showed up.)

I'm partially joking aboot harems. Its not for everyone.
But I enjoy them cause I dont like dealing with anime newbs that fave about Shonen, AoT, SAO, W/e mainstream.
Yes, I am an anime hipster.
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Post by: NO1SY on November 06, 2014, 07:34:09 PM
Lol well every forum has to have one :P

Spectacle as in the jet-fighter/mech dragon fighting scenes are actually pretty cool to watch... even if that seating position with those body suits is dumb... but the mech animation is about 5 times faster than I have seen in most CG mech shows so I think it looks pretty good. It's almost a shame that they are in the air because the backgrounds are really boring.

I haven't seen past episode 3 though... no time...

The rest of the Harems this season are really dull to me... even the one with superpowers...
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Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2014, 11:35:51 PM
Harem being dull?  Shocking

They're some done OK though
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on November 06, 2014, 11:46:59 PM
I read harems for the outrageousness... and comedy.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on November 08, 2014, 01:07:44 AM
Pretty cool to see Amazon is listing my Modox-01 disk at 500$

WINNING!


LOSING!: I will not sell it for that. :(
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on November 08, 2014, 07:42:45 AM
I guess you are hoping it gains even more value then? it's only a 1988 series and it's already considered an antique!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on November 08, 2014, 08:21:25 AM
Attempted price gouging like that on the Amazon marketplace certainly isn't uncommon.  I'd be curious to know if anyone actually pays those prices.
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Post by: Manimal on November 11, 2014, 08:16:53 PM
Finished Rec.

It was a pretty decent little series but the problem was that it was a little series. 9 episodes 12 minutes each. The romance dynamic was great and I really liked the plot but it wasn't long enough to leave an impact. It was full length it would be among the best romance series I've seen. Still for what it was it was good! It managed to tell it's story well for it's length. It just could have been more that's the only thing. Romance series shouldn't be rushed.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 11, 2014, 09:15:19 PM
Whoa, a emotionally non-phased Manimal is a not impressed manimal as far as I'm concerned when it comes to good romance anime... I think I'll skip that one
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 11, 2014, 09:20:14 PM
Heh, yes you could say I was unimpressed. It didn't make me feel anything big. I liked some bits of it and I though it was good for it's length but it doesn't leave an impact. But then again I just watched White Album 2 which ripped a hole in my manly soul so not much can compare for a while.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 11, 2014, 09:25:55 PM
Yikes. Scared of that one. A Must watch. Methinks a weekend binge watch with some beers would do the trick.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 11, 2014, 09:33:24 PM
It's like I said, White Album 2 is not your normal kind of emotional anime. I can't even listen to the White Album song without feeling that weird feeling in my chest. It's so good yet so crushing...

I wonder if there are any other good romance series with music themes? I must find more...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on November 12, 2014, 05:54:58 PM
You could always try Nodame Cantabile.  I never did see it all the way through, but what I saw of it seemed pretty good.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on November 15, 2014, 03:16:55 PM
Just finished watching all of Golden Boy. English dubbed.

Its only a 6 episode OVA, but was well worth every second of it.
There is some nudity and adult elements in it but the comedy and simplistic story far out weights that if thats a negative for you. Its basically a dude riding around on a bike learning w/e he runs into.

I'd recommend it. :thumbsup:
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Post by: NO1SY on November 15, 2014, 04:02:26 PM
Gonna have to watch it now :P
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Post by: FreezingCicada on November 15, 2014, 04:24:08 PM
Gonna have to watch it now :P
Your missing out if that sarcasm.

To clarify when I mean simplistic plot; its not random harem/ecchi plots of trying to undress the women for fan service. There is some fan service in terms of the adult nature at times but the story is more along the lines of relate-able short stories.
With comedy that I find legitimately funny through out the whole thing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on November 15, 2014, 04:24:23 PM
Going back and finishing up on a few series from the summer season, before I crack on.

Currently watching Ao Haru Ride, giving the Shoujo a chance!  :tongue:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on November 17, 2014, 05:51:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae31R4z-UAM

Trailer here.
My body is ready to nab up all the screen caps and gifs I can find...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: @poisen_paradise on November 18, 2014, 10:27:26 AM
mostly im just trying to catch up with some of the old animes.  I have a friend who have watched almost over 200 animes and i get a bit insecure whenever i talk to her about anime being the fact i havent watched as many as her ( ive watched alot believe me though xD ) and so im currently watching a few new animes but also alot of old animes that already came out years ago. the animes im watching are:

***Wolf girl and black prince
***Uta no Prince sama (season 2, already completed season 1)
***No.6
***Chika the coffin princess
***Orenchi no furo jijo (episodes are only 4 minutes long tho so its quick)
*** and im finishing up, No game no life

 :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :angel: :blush:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on November 18, 2014, 11:10:48 AM
I've heard a lot of people were pleasantly surprised by chaika the coffin princess, is it worth watching?
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Post by: MahluaandMilk on November 18, 2014, 11:15:24 AM
Presently re-watching Baccano! with my girlfriend. She loves 1930s style stuff, so it was a good recommendation, I think.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on November 18, 2014, 05:58:59 PM
I've heard a lot of people were pleasantly surprised by chaika the coffin princess, is it worth watching?
Theres some nice plot twists and stuff.
But dat moe caveman talk is to cute to not watch.


Also why arnt you dudes watching Inou-Battle?
http://a.pomf.se/ieeciu.webm

Best scene this whole season!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on November 18, 2014, 07:35:26 PM
I watched the first episode for the review (Which I still have to write...) wasn't really sold on it...

Thanks for the bleeding ears and aching heart though  :tongue:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on November 18, 2014, 07:45:17 PM
I watched the first episode for the review (Which I still have to write...) wasn't really sold on it...

Thanks for the bleeding ears and aching heart though  :tongue:
I know right! I had to watch that multiple times. Perfect Waifu material.

But yeah I stuck through it cause of the chick in glasses. Thats all I need to see something through.
(I mean I sat through another season of SAO...)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MahluaandMilk on November 18, 2014, 07:57:05 PM
(I mean I sat through another season of SAO...)
I'm sorry, friend.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on November 22, 2014, 02:32:03 PM
Planning on having an anime marathon in the near future. Weekend perhaps, or just over the week. I may try out Clannad or something else. Planning on having a friend join in, and planning on being sort of poisoned in the liver when I do it. Hopefully it's fun
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on November 22, 2014, 02:47:31 PM
I imagine poisoning one's liver would certainly make Clannad go by quicker...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on November 24, 2014, 06:29:51 PM
I imagine poisoning one's liver would certainly make Clannad go by quicker...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 28, 2014, 09:19:45 PM
I started Mnemosyne last week, got 2 episodes in...I went in only knowing what Rin looked like and that yuri was one of the show's tags. Wow I didn't expect any of this. Wow. One of the...no probably the most mature anime I've seen. This is one I think I'll watch slowly.

I also started Syntax's (where the hell is that guy?, I miss his critical anime opinions) beloved Hanasaku Iroha. So far it's REALLY good. Like REALLY good. I was quite surprised actually. I love a good slice of life.
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Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2014, 01:12:03 AM
Syntax had special tastes, and nuked every anime that I liked haha.

Mnemosyne was something else. Love the Opening song. Did not particularly enjoy the ending. Still interesting watch. Would never do it again.

Try out Kurozuka. Awesome anime action. Horrible story. Still worth the watch. Just that opening scene man, where he taps an arrow away while in mid-air. Or that epic upside down throat slash... My brain tingled
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 30, 2014, 07:31:45 AM
Ya that he did. But that made things interesting!

I actually quite like the ending song! I have heard the ending is bad but I'll watch the rest. Slowly. Kurozuka...never heard of this. One Google search later that main girl looks pretty cool. I've never watched anything like this, might be interesting.
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Post by: Manimal on December 01, 2014, 10:45:23 AM
Just watched the new Steins;Gate specials. They where really funny! I got a good laugh out of them. I didn't even realize they existed until I randomly browsed on Anime Realm.

I wish this anime season would just end already! I'm not even watching anything that's airing, nothing grabbed my interest this season...next season is going to be awesome though! Assassination Classroom and The Idol Master Cinderella Girls! I am looking forward to that! Then spring season with the next season of Snafu and The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato whenever that starts! 2015 is going to be a good year for anime!
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Post by: MahluaandMilk on December 01, 2014, 11:28:38 AM
Man Mnemosyne is like my favorite show. Then again, there's admittedly a lot wrong with it in terms of overall connective plot and the ending is kind of rushed into the last two episodes, not to mention that the animation is somewhat inconsistent and some of the side characters are very one-sided...the list goes on and on and I recognize that..
..but it's still pretty much my favorite anime. I'm glad you gave it a shot. I hope you enjoy the rest at your own pace.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on December 01, 2014, 11:42:17 AM

Yeeaaaup.  Trudat. Ever watched Tempest?  Has mythological trees as well and a non nonsensically dark story.
Ya that he did. But that made things interesting!

I actually quite like the ending song! I have heard the ending is bad but I'll watch the rest. Slowly. Kurozuka...never heard of this. One Google search later that main girl looks pretty cool. I've never watched anything like this, might be interesting.

Oh iI meant the ending storywise.  The songs were both good.  Tell me what you think.  Warning that girl is a douchess bag
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Post by: NO1SY on December 01, 2014, 12:25:20 PM
Do you mean Zetsuen no Tempest? I watched that and still read it when new chapters are translated. I like how concise they made the show though. Great character are and animation too.
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Post by: legomaestro on December 01, 2014, 12:33:24 PM
It came from the manga and is still continuing??
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on December 01, 2014, 12:51:59 PM
The show was based on the manga, but the show ended, with an original (so far) ending that is pretty much the direction the manga is headed anyway sort of.

The manga is still going but that art isn't as good and the story is getting a bit long-winded.
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Post by: Manimal on December 01, 2014, 12:54:34 PM

Yeeaaaup.  Trudat. Ever watched Tempest?  Has mythological trees as well and a non nonsensically dark story.
Ya that he did. But that made things interesting!

I actually quite like the ending song! I have heard the ending is bad but I'll watch the rest. Slowly. Kurozuka...never heard of this. One Google search later that main girl looks pretty cool. I've never watched anything like this, might be interesting.

Oh iI meant the ending storywise.  The songs were both good.  Tell me what you think.  Warning that girl is a douchess bag

So did I...I guess it seemed that way since I mentioned both the ending song and ending ending at the same time...heh heh.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on December 02, 2014, 09:34:18 AM
and The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato whenever that starts!

Having read some of the manga, unless it changes up a gear later on, I wouldn't expect too much from that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 02, 2014, 01:07:21 PM
I'm not expecting the world from it. I'm a little worried since I don't think Kyoto Ani is doing it. Yuki was defiantly a weak character in the series. I'm not a huge fan of the Haruhi series, I mean The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was one of three animes I would call a 10/10 masterpiece, but the anime was hit or miss with mostly misses. I at least expect something enjoyable.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on December 02, 2014, 01:35:04 PM
Hmm.  You might like it more than I did, in that case.  The manga changes Nagato's personality and backstory to the point where she's an entirely conventional heroine.  Personally, I thought this was missing the point though, as it seemed like they'd taken out everything that would have made the story unique, and just left us with another bland high-school romcom.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 04, 2014, 11:03:54 AM
Wow I came across this currently airing series Called Hi's Cool! SeHa Girls an it's a series about the Sega systems re imagined as girls who have to go into Sega games. I love it! I was thrown off by the CGI at first but it actually works really well for the series since they go into a variety of games. It's so much fun! The Genesis is my system! and while I haven't played much past Sonic I am really really loving this show! The Sonic episode was fantastic, I was smiling so much! There was an instrumental of His World and Star Light Zone in there! It was so fun! The characters are really likable as well and very well voice acted! One of them looks like Hatsune Miku so that's a big plus! This is a great anime for a good laugh!

Ignore the rating on MAL, if you like classic Sega then check this anime out! It's great!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on December 07, 2014, 06:52:53 PM
IS: Infinite Stratos 2 - World Purge-hen
Spoiler
...Best thing EVAAAAARRRR!!!

Ok, I'll be honest. The whole story is pretty dumb. Basically main 5 chicks get stuck in virtual reality cause they needed to fight against hacking their system and locking them all in the school.
That right there is basically telling you to put your mind at ease.

Anyways with that said, each girl is trapped in virtual reality where they are in a their perfect world. With the virtual reality program thing acting as Ichika to trap them there. By trying to having lewd scenarios and build up to having sex with them forever, I assume.
There is mild nudity but nothing in terms of full on intercourse. So its up to you if you want to label this OVA as prono or not.

Anyways Ichika is not in the school when this happens cause he has having someone do machine maintenance out in the mountains. But Ichika knows when someone hurts his waifus. He will find you, no matter what! So he comes and saves the day and battle all the virtual Ichika's from having his way with them.
With some background plot of them trying to gather data or steal Ichika's IS machine or w/e that core chick is.

All in all. I thought it was a solid OVA.
Ichika's sister looks badass in that exoskeleton suit thing. Had some laughs at all the ridiculous stuff.

I wouldnt recommend watching it unless you like harems. :thumbsup:

My Waifu Ranking:
1: Charlotte
2: Tatenashi
3: Houki
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Austadophilus on December 08, 2014, 10:45:06 PM
Rewatching Tenchi in Tokyo.


Just as good as I remembered it. It almost makes me wanna jump in some overalls for the times I would come home from school to watch this. XD
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: JonathanReed on December 09, 2014, 11:43:14 PM
Kenichi: the mightiest disciple
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 19, 2014, 02:38:54 PM
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on December 19, 2014, 04:26:05 PM
Erm Manimal are you ok!?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 19, 2014, 05:26:34 PM
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on December 19, 2014, 07:42:47 PM
Cant beat the IS:2 OVA pseudo pr0n.


Also anime seasons are ending. Its bad to see the shows I've been waiting for each week to end.
Though I will say...Chaika second season ending sucked, big time.
-Amagi was pretty good

Pretty much it...Gotta wait for dem last few.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 19, 2014, 09:34:15 PM
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on December 21, 2014, 03:04:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei7r95k5d_Q

Time to get hyped.

I thought I would be ready...But I dont think I will be ready for those food-gasms.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on December 21, 2014, 07:38:57 PM
I can't wait for Shokugeki to air!!! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 03, 2015, 07:15:16 PM
I started Myself;Yourself but I dropped it in about 10-12 minutes. The animation and art style was ugly and I'm really getting tired of a lot of the same old lame cliches in anime. It's been really hard to follow up the masterpiece of White Album 2, it made such a deep connection and lasting impact. I haven't finished an anime in 2 months since then.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Miles Montgomery on January 03, 2015, 07:19:44 PM
Just finished Freezing. Now working on Magi: Labyrinth of Magic.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on January 03, 2015, 09:00:49 PM
Magi is brilliant, enjoy it :)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Aozora on January 03, 2015, 09:23:15 PM
KUROKO NO BASUKE---or---KUROKO NO BASKET---or---KUROKO'S BASKETBALL

It's so good. I can't even AKDKFJAI;OHNVLFE

I hope you understood what I was trying to say. Basically, watch this show!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on January 03, 2015, 09:54:12 PM
Season 3 starts airing less than a week
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Aozora on January 03, 2015, 10:11:00 PM
I know man, and I just finished the first and second seasons today, so perfect timing   :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on January 04, 2015, 06:10:15 AM
Good job but that must have been one hell of a binge watch! :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on January 08, 2015, 06:52:36 PM
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Episode 00
Spoiler
I believe this and the cooking anime were the ones I was looking forward to this season.
Oh man...I think I picked good ones to be hyped about. So far everything else ranged from complete crap to average.

Story is about a Doujin circle making a video game. (Mostly likely visual novel.)
Or to put things into perspective, think about it as a bunch of rad hipster indie devs making a game except. Ditching that awful hipster bs in favor of hot anime girls with the same lovable personalities/traits you came to expect.
(Super progressive!)

No seriously I enjoyed it so far. Lots of harem shenanigans and innuendos to look forward to but with more character/setting then the usual harem.
If your not watching this. Then I have one question for you.
Bro, Do you even anime?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on January 10, 2015, 02:52:18 PM
So I watched the first episode of Death Parade.  It's of to a decent enough start - felt like an amiable retread of the original short to me, albeit with the addition of an unexpectedly jaunty op.

I think much will depend on how well the series can expand its world away from the intial setup - given how closely I felt the couple's narrative resembled Billiards, I worry it could get repetitive quite quickly.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Aozora on January 10, 2015, 05:32:34 PM
Just started watching Baby Steps. Definitely worth a watch as it does a great job of showing the MC's development over time. Show is vastly different from its over-the-top counterpart, Prince of Tennis.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on January 10, 2015, 09:41:26 PM
Koufuku Graffiti Episode 1
Not much to say.

This is to hold you off until the real food-gasm anime gets released.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 12, 2015, 01:40:30 PM
Just watched the first episode of Idol Master Cinderella Girls. I was going to do a first impressions of it but all I would do is compare it to The Idol Master and state how it's not nearly as good or promising so far. These are different series though, The Idol Master started out with all the girls already gathered and official idols well this one starts similar to Love Live where the cast builds as it goes on. The main girl is a generic copy and paste of Haruka from the original and Honoka from Love Live. Same old over excited, clumsy girl. Boring. Rin is instant best girl and it will no doubt stay that way judging by the other character designs.

It's so hard to not compare to The Idol Master since it was a such a great series, but I'm not feeling it...I'm going to keep watching but I know it won't be as good, but it's only episode 1 so who knows. The OP was just as expected, decent. I really like that they had posters of the original girls in the background. I would like this more if I would stop comparing it to the original but it's hard since the original was so good. I highly doubt there will be a Chihaya level character or scenes that will give me goosebumps here but I didn't expect Love Live to make me almost cry either so who knows.

I was going to do a first impressions of Assassination Classroom but I'm so bad at writing reviews that I stopped. In short it's going to be the best show of the season. It was way better than I expected and was really funny. The set up was amusing, and while there is a lot to question about it, it's not meant to be taken super seriously and observed under Perceptor. It's a fun set up and from what it seems a really fun anime. The animation is weird for an anime and looks more like a video game but aside from that it's awesome. The OP is kinda crappy though and the dynamic of the whole class singing doesn't work very well. The ED is alright. They used the intro to Megadeth's Last Rites/Loved to Death...sorry they used Bach's Toccata and Fugue in the soundtrack which I found amusing. Decent soundtrack. This anime is going to be awesome but I see how it could also go horribly wrong. Still this is a fun anime to enjoy and not take overly seriously. I like where it's going.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Miles Montgomery on January 13, 2015, 02:46:47 AM
Just finished Guilty Crown. Very interesting. Not bad. First half was a lot better though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on January 13, 2015, 02:52:06 AM
Because of my writing, drawing and school I really haven't made too much time for anime the past few weeks...  I finished Ore Twin tails Ni narimasu a couple days ago, but right now I am watching Parasyte and Yowamushi pedal
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Miles Montgomery on January 13, 2015, 03:36:13 PM
Currently Lelouch has me under his powerful gaze.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 13, 2015, 03:43:53 PM
Currently Lelouch has me under his powerful gaze.

Code Geass was pretty good. I absolutely love the first OP Colours, one of the best anime songs. I should finish season 2, I only started it a year and a half ago. The series has one of the best dubs as well, Bandai was so great for dubs.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on January 13, 2015, 04:43:59 PM
Think Code Geass has to be my favourite anime overall, or if not, it's number 2.



Also, I just watched Yuri Kuma Arashi for the first impression reviews. My reaction after the episode finished.
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/2a/2a8071eeec4e81bb37004a07dff9c5b049cc550d0b13bef0bd41a32615a2a653.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on January 13, 2015, 07:44:42 PM
Rolling Girls.
Spoiler
WHat is this animation?!
I like the colours and randomness of the fights.

And something about super powers maybe from some special gem. Idk.
I watch it for to derp and enjoy. Not think to hard.

Has a chick dressed in a sentai suit.
Thats enough for me to watch, tbh.
Basically if you like Kill la Kill, You'll like this,
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 17, 2015, 10:18:39 PM
Checked out Death Parade. You know how I said Assassination Classroom is going to be show of the season? Forget about that. I was surprised, I didn't expect anything and what I got was awesome! It was very interesting and I am quite excited to see where it's going! The set up is really cool and the character designs are really awesome. This one is going to be a winner.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on January 18, 2015, 12:27:16 AM
I checked out Death Parade...  At first I thought it was pretty messed up (so not for everyone) but after watching the 2nd episode it doesn't seem as bad...  Just get through the first episode, even then I think it was pretty good
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 19, 2015, 08:01:00 PM
Just finished Golden Time. The first real anime I've finished since the masterpiece White Album 2 in October. It was a really great series with fantastic development, there was just a few off things.

The thing about this anime is Tada Banri's amnesia and how it plays into his relations with the two main girls Koko and Linda. It was a different thing to do but it felt very unrealistic and threw off the believably of the series. That aside everything was fine. The characters where amazing, all of them. They really developed and changed from episode 1 to the end. The drama was really great, I really do like some good drama. I liked the setting of this anime, it was in university rather than high school so we don't get the normal kind of school romance story. I really did like the whole group of characters this anime had and I really wanted to see where it was going. I watched the last 12 episodes in one sitting which is something I never do. The art was decent, it went cheap a few times as to be expected from JC Staff, but the character designs where really good and the sets where fine.

I was going to watch this anime when it aired but I decided not to. I'm glad I went back and watched it though like how I gave White Album 2 a chance after. It had a few notable issues but as a whole it was a really great well developed romance story. JC Staff are the masters of the romance genre.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Aozora on January 20, 2015, 08:30:37 PM
You all should watch the most recent One Piece episode. Usopp is finally recognized as "God" lmao. Has to be one of the funniest scenes I've seen in anime history. Then again I haven't seen many anime, but still this scene was hilarious.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 21, 2015, 12:08:51 PM
Finished the You're Under Arrest OVA, which is the first 4 episodes of the anime. It was quite good, I really appreciate 90s anime, the animation is wonderful and very detailed. I love the sets and the detail in the lighting. All the chase scenes are wonderfully animated as well and even the simple things like reflections and light glares are awesome. The soundtrack is awesome, lots of sax. The characters are very likable, I've never seen an anime with police women as the lead characters. It was better than I was expecting. I'll defiantly be watching the anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: darlingGrim on January 21, 2015, 08:14:23 PM
I haven't really watched anime in a fairly long time. So I sat down and watched Death Parade (I'll definitely continue it), and Akatsuki no Yono which I really liked. At first I thought it was one of those animes that was based of an otome game (they do not make good anime). After the first two episodes it felt really fleshed out, it's actually based of a mangaand it works pretty well despite it's pacing problem. It does tend to run a bit slow at times. I can tell they are trying to emulate the manga's dramatic moments by repeating important lines but that really doesn't work in anime.

The animation is pretty nice. I like the dramatic moments and it's surprisingly morally grey. I thought it would have a clear bad guy but the childhood friend turned murderer is actually not a horrible person which causes a conflict for me. I want the MC, Yono, to get revenge but at the same time the big bad-y does have the kingdom's best interest in heart. It's annoying because I was really out for blood in the first episode...

I ended up marathoning the current 15 episodes. I'm probably going to read the manga before continuing though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on January 24, 2015, 04:59:49 PM
I spent a day finally watching Fate/Zero.
First time watching anything in the Fate series. But I will say.

I thought most of the characters where pretty badass. Especially Rider (Alexander).
Dont know if I'll bother watching the other series though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on January 25, 2015, 10:27:54 AM
Keep meaning to start Zero, but I don't know when I'll get around to it.

As an equally late-comer to the franchise, I did greatly enjoy Unlimited Blade Works, but I don't think it's just as dark in tone as Zero is.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Pekachu on January 25, 2015, 02:13:10 PM
I'm watching Golden Boy and I love it! It's only six episodes long so I definately recommend it (for guys at least xP)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on January 25, 2015, 02:22:52 PM
*sigh*
I only had about 3 episodes left of FMA:B... But then they took it off Netflix... I hope it's free with ads on Hulu or something. >.>

I just finished No. 6! It was what I was looking for: A sci-fi that wasn't mecha or in space, but rather a more dystopian environment. I liked it! It had a very unique cast, an intriguing storyline, and good mystery as you slowly learn more about No. 6... Plus it was about 11 episodes so it wasn't even long! I recommend it. :thumbsup:

Does anybody know any other sci-fi like this? :hmm:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robin Ryuu on January 25, 2015, 02:34:22 PM
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*sigh*
I only had about 3 episodes left of FMA:B... But then they took it off Netflix... I hope it's free with ads on Hulu or something. >.>
Sub or dub? You can watch the subbed version for free at FUNimation's site.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on January 25, 2015, 02:41:31 PM
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*sigh*
I only had about 3 episodes left of FMA:B... But then they took it off Netflix... I hope it's free with ads on Hulu or something. >.>
Sub or dub? You can watch the subbed version for free at FUNimation's site.

Yeah, I watch the sub! :O
Thank you, I didn't even think to look there!
(http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/MissChurro/Glomp_zps5bac68df.gif) (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/MissChurro/media/Glomp_zps5bac68df.gif.html)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Robin Ryuu on January 25, 2015, 02:45:23 PM
Edward's reaction  =  Mine   :push:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 25, 2015, 02:51:17 PM
I'm watching Golden Boy and I love it! It's only six episodes long so I definately recommend it (for guys at least xP)

Golden Boy is hilarious. The dub is amazing. The crappyness just makes it perfect. The voice for the main guy is hilarious, he has brilliant comedic timing. To be honest I love his voice. It's so funny. If that hand where to touch me in my most sensitive of spots, I would lose control of my precious bodily fluid! I can't imagine this show being as good in Japanese. I love the art style as well. 90s anime looks good.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on January 25, 2015, 02:56:43 PM
Keep meaning to start Zero, but I don't know when I'll get around to it.

As an equally late-comer to the franchise, I did greatly enjoy Unlimited Blade Works, but I don't think it's just as dark in tone as Zero is.
Havent watched it.
But Kiritsugu Emiya has his ruthless moments and has some back story later in about him.
Which I thought was pretty good.

But I'll check out Unlimited.

Also any of you fools watching Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata?
If your not your missing out. imo.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on January 25, 2015, 03:08:42 PM
Watched episode 0 and 1, seemed interesting. Does it pick up in the later ones cicada?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 25, 2015, 03:21:39 PM
I watched episode 0 and I really didn't like it. The art style was beyond ugly with it's stupid Shaft-isms that instantly ruin an unfitting anime (Nisekoi). I wouldn't doubt the quality of the actually series but if episode 0 is anything to go by...no thanks. "It's okay to put in fanservice if we make fun of animes that use fan service, muhahaha how clever are we." Just as clever as when Haruhi made fun of moe by using lots of moe. Great parodying.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on January 25, 2015, 03:23:00 PM
Episode 2 has the intro of the chick that doesnt cut her hair when they met.
With the two chicks finding them having a "date".

Idk what you mean by pick up though. Cause I thought the pacing is fine for a romance/harem.
Spoiler
(http://i0.wp.com/haruhichan.com/wpblog/wp-content/uploads/Saenai-Heroine-no-Sodatekata-2nd-anime-visual-haruhichan.com-Saenai-Kanojo-no-Sodate-kata-Utaha-Kasumigaoka.jpg)
And I watch it for her. She is best grill.

But if you didnt like those 2 chicks in the beginning you could drop it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on January 25, 2015, 04:01:12 PM
Yeah I did it for the review. Which was hard, since episode 0 was so unlike episode 1. My advice to anyone checking out the series, watch both or episode 1. The 0 episode is like the obligatory fanservice ova and does the show a disservice in terms of the characters in my opinion.

yeah, I liked the characters in episode 1, thought they were more interesting than the normal cast of a harem comedy.

 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Pekachu on January 25, 2015, 04:29:57 PM
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Golden Boy is hilarious. The dub is amazing. The crappyness just makes it perfect. The voice for the main guy is hilarious, he has brilliant comedic timing. To be honest I love his voice. It's so funny. If that hand where to touch me in my most sensitive of spots, I would lose control of my precious bodily fluid! I can't imagine this show being as good in Japanese. I love the art style as well. 90s anime looks good.

I'm very used to watching anime with subs so that's what I always do, and I do it for practical reasons too: if you've ever watched Beck in japanese, you know what I mean xP
Yeah it's nice to see how different the style could be back then : D I really like the look of Golden Boy :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 25, 2015, 04:42:57 PM
Dude if you're not watching Golden Boy in dub you're missing out on 80% of the humor. I mostly watch in subs now as well however a classic dub like Golden Boy needs to be seen.

Ya I quite like the classic style. It's more realistic and detailed. I love when you know something is hand drawn. It has a certain life to it. It's more...impressive I guess you could say. Like in some manga when you look closely and can tell the borders where hand drawn with little shaky marks and stuff. That human touch enhances it. The highly detailed art of 90s OVAs is really something else. It's weird that anime looked so bad in the early 2000s. I have no problems with most new animation but it's nice to watch old animes to see that style. I always prefer art styles that don't have big eyes or stuff like that and look more realistic.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on January 25, 2015, 05:28:43 PM
I just finished No. 6! It was what I was looking for: A sci-fi that wasn't mecha or in space, but rather a more dystopian environment. I liked it! It had a very unique cast, an intriguing storyline, and good mystery as you slowly learn more about No. 6... Plus it was about 11 episodes so it wasn't even long! I recommend it. :thumbsup:

Does anybody know any other sci-fi like this? :hmm:

If you're looking for something dystopian, you could always try Psycho Pass.  I didn't like it personally, but I seem to be in the minority on that one.

The highly detailed art of 90s OVAs is really something else. It's weird that anime looked so bad in the early 2000s.

It was around that point where they first started moving tv production into digital animation rather than plastic cels.  Not sure if it's just because the technology wasn't quite there yet or that the budgets were getting smaller (I think the Japanese economy was in recession at that point), but a lot of those early digipaint shows have not aged well.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Pekachu on January 26, 2015, 03:36:56 PM
Dude if you're not watching Golden Boy in dub you're missing out on 80% of the humor. I mostly watch in subs now as well however a classic dub like Golden Boy needs to be seen.

Ya I quite like the classic style. It's more realistic and detailed. I love when you know something is hand drawn. It has a certain life to it. It's more...impressive I guess you could say. Like in some manga when you look closely and can tell the borders where hand drawn with little shaky marks and stuff. That human touch enhances it. The highly detailed art of 90s OVAs is really something else. It's weird that anime looked so bad in the early 2000s. I have no problems with most new animation but it's nice to watch old animes to see that style. I always prefer art styles that don't have big eyes or stuff like that and look more realistic.

Yeah, I agree about the visuals. I heard that Ghost in the Shell is really well drawn and animated too. I'm about to watch it :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 26, 2015, 03:45:30 PM
Dude if you want an amazing movie with great animation watch Redline if you haven't. It's animation is AMAZING. And it's all hand drawn! It's unreal. Amazing movie.

I had super high hopes for Ghost In The Shell since it was one of the first animes I heard of it and it took me so long to watch it. I expected this supreme action packed kick ass movie. It was...alright. I don't think I understood the movie, it wasn't what I expected and I found it odd. The animation was nice though, the typing fingers are so awesome. My favourite part of the movie is when one of the bad guys types on a keyboard. I just realized how bad that seems.

For older anime movies I really like the visuals of Akira. The story and characters where nothing special and I don't remember a single one of their names or the plot, but God damn it looked and moved amazingly. It had the best motion and character movements of any anime I've ever seen. But the substance of the movie was...meh.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Pekachu on January 26, 2015, 05:00:58 PM
Dude if you want an amazing movie with great animation watch Redline if you haven't. It's animation is AMAZING. And it's all hand drawn! It's unreal. Amazing movie.

I had super high hopes for Ghost In The Shell since it was one of the first animes I heard of it and it took me so long to watch it. I expected this supreme action packed kick ass movie. It was...alright. I don't think I understood the movie, it wasn't what I expected and I found it odd. The animation was nice though, the typing fingers are so awesome. My favourite part of the movie is when one of the bad guys types on a keyboard. I just realized how bad that seems.

For older anime movies I really like the visuals of Akira. The story and characters where nothing special and I don't remember a single one of their names or the plot, but God damn it looked and moved amazingly. It had the best motion and character movements of any anime I've ever seen. But the substance of the movie was...meh.

Wow, Redline does seem pretty amazing : D thanks! I have Akira in my bookmark list but haven't watched it yet.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on January 26, 2015, 07:49:02 PM
Not too keen on the ending of Redline... Great artwork though that just makes it such a treat to watch.

A great stand-alone anime movie is Sword of the Stranger. There are no other anime films I've wanted to watch twice.

Also you might want to watch the short film Death Billiards with the Death Parade series currently airing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on January 26, 2015, 10:35:56 PM
Watching Sword of the Stranger gave me cravings to watch random black and white samurai flicks.
Plus they usually have awesome sounding titles.

Also if you havent watched it before. Samurai 7 was pretty good.
IDK how the original film is but the anime was cool and the designs were awesome.
Even had a samurai that jizzed every time he did something dangerous. :P
ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_873060&feature=iv&src_vid=9Nvkmxzx3FQ&v=DAPjNqnQTR4
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on February 01, 2015, 12:26:35 PM
Death Parade is doing really good. I just finished the most recent episode and it's really great! Their keeping it interesting with good variety. I just wonder when all the other characters in the OP will come in. Speaking of which I can't wait until the full OP is released, the song is awesome! I hate waiting for full OPs, it was horrible waiting for Trust In You from Date A Live II last year, it took forever but when it did come out it was worth the wait. It's still in the top 20 most played on my phone.

The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls has not done much to keep me interested, I don't even want to watch the second episode. It just can't compare to how good the original was.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Aozora on February 02, 2015, 12:17:21 AM
KUROKO NO BASKET SEASON 3!!!!!!!

I  :heart: KUROKO!!!!~~
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Aozora on February 03, 2015, 12:42:23 AM
Join me brothers and sisters as I dive into the first episode of Kuroko no Basket Season 3!!

http://www.animeflavor.com/kuroko-no-basuke-season-3-episode-1
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on February 03, 2015, 05:27:24 AM
Already caught up with that series...  Also have been watching Absolute Duo which somehow my favorite character is the teacher...

Was watching white album a little while ago...
My reaction... 
Oh, this seems like a pretty slow anime...  I can relate to this anime because my ex was also very busy.  Wait what just happened???  I could no longer relate to it... Then later,  is this a harem???  I guess having a girl friend does drop the guard on girls...  More episodes...  THE TWISTS ARE REAL WTF...  I am 2 episodes from finishing but i rather catch up on sleep
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Varitus on February 03, 2015, 07:37:49 AM
Watching Nana and enjoying it enormously! Possibly the best anime I've ever seen! It beats Clannad by a mile mainly because in first 6 or so episodes they told background stories of main characters without using idiotic harem tropes! Possibly one of the most realistic anime I've ever seen!

Spoiler
Life doesn't teach that slutty Nana. Doesn't teach her at all...

It's good that there are around 40 chapters after anime is over :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: TaMika Herimoto on February 03, 2015, 09:24:41 AM
Tokyo Mew Mew, my Roommate likes it too. It something to brake up silent weekends.
 :dance: :dance: :dance:
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on February 03, 2015, 09:33:11 AM


Was watching white album a little while ago...
My reaction... 
Oh, this seems like a pretty slow anime...  I can relate to this anime because my ex was also very busy.  Wait what just happened???  I could no longer relate to it... Then later,  is this a harem???  I guess having a girl friend does drop the guard on girls...  More episodes...  THE TWISTS ARE REAL WTF...  I am 2 episodes from finishing but i rather catch up on sleep

Dude White Album is not good. But White Album 2. You gotta see that series. It's a near masterpiece. It's a different story than White Album 1 it's just in the same world years later. White Album is not very good, I only got 8 episodes in. But don't not watch White Album 2 if you don't like that one. White Album 2 is truly amazing, heartbreaking and cruel I loved it. It made me think about myself, it gave me inspiration, it put thoughts in my head that weren't there before, it ignited something in me. Haruki seems generic but he is a very very good male lead because I could relate to him and understand all his actions. The story was so brilliantly tragic. White Album 2 is easily in my top 15 anime. The White Album song is my 6th or 7th favorite anime song of all time.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on February 05, 2015, 12:05:03 AM
I just caught up with "The Seven Deadly Sins" anime...  At first I thought it was more for kids because of the art style...  I was completely wrong, showing this anime to kids is a bad idea but I thought it was funny and very interesting (almost forces you to watch the next episode after finishing one, was very addicting to me)...  I would recommend waiting until you can marathon it...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on February 07, 2015, 01:18:20 PM
So what's the 2015 anime lineup looking like?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on February 07, 2015, 02:51:33 PM
Counting leftovers or no???

Without I gotta say Death Parade, Kuroko's Basketball, then either Aldnoah 0 or Tokyo Ghoul root A...

In terms of ranking it will prob be Naruto (about to end) or One Piece for first, Fairy Tail, then Death Parade, then Kamisama Hajimemashíta, after that Kuroko's Basketball or Durarara, then Aldnoah 0 or Tokyo Ghoul, then idk the rest but it would prob go romance, Ansatsu Kyoshítsu, Shinmai Maou No Keiyakusha (I thought I was meh, story skipped around and stuff but it will be there just because of fan service), then alot of other anime but romance would be next again...  These are what I think the rankings based on previous popularity, genre type, and story line...  Some of  them I have not seen though
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on February 07, 2015, 03:13:33 PM
Well Death Parade is awesome and so is Assassination Classroom. As I've said twice Idol Master Cinderella Girls isn't as good as I expected given how awesome the original is. As for later, Snafu season 2 is going to be the best thing this year. I loved the first season and I am REALLY looking forward to season 2. The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato is another one I'm looking forward to. and of course TEEKYUU 4!!!! Never heard of Teekyuu? There's a good reason for that.

The Love Live movie is coming out this year as well, I'm looking forward to that since I really loved the series but it'll take forever before it is available online. If you haven't seen Love Live than you just aren't manly enough. Nico Nico Nii for life.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on February 07, 2015, 03:27:31 PM
Hahaha that's a helpful run down.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Monok on February 07, 2015, 03:31:43 PM
My boys are watching Fairy Tail, even though it is subbed.

Recently I have watched:

Devil is a part-timer

Blue Exorcist

Assassination Classroom

World Break: Aria of curse for a holy swordsman

Absolute Duo

Infinite Stratos

Magi

Last Exile

Samurai Girls

The Testament of Sister New Devil

Nanana's buried treasure

Kill la Kill
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on February 07, 2015, 03:41:42 PM
Nanana's Buried Treasure! Some else on here who has watched it! I love the anime it was easily the best of 2014 for me. It is very underrated. The characters where fantastic and the art was lovely. I really like the character designs as well. It was such a good series. I for some reason love the OP Butterfly Effect. It's not very good but it has this weird cheese effect to it that makes me love it. But it was a really great anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Monok on February 07, 2015, 03:47:29 PM
I enjoyed it. I have only seen the series though, not the OP, and haven't quite finished it yet. Some of the characters annoy me a bit, but I feel they all have a lot of depth and the art is well done.

In Australia here Madman (the guys who release most anime DVDs) have set up a site called AnimeLab where I can watch anime for free (legally!) so I have been getting into a few through there.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on February 09, 2015, 12:13:53 PM
Nanana that pudding girl..

i just finished watching angel beats-stairway to heaven(dont know theres a special chapter of it and also an upcoming 2nd special chapter)

currently watching:3rd episode of shinryaku ika musume 2nd season..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on February 09, 2015, 03:08:48 PM

currently watching:3rd episode of shinryaku ika musume 2nd season..

Squid Girl is incredible! I fricking love that series. #9 on my top 10 anime! It was such a blast. It was the most fun anime I've seen. I loved the scientists and all the running jokes. I didn't like season 2 as much but it was still great de-geso.
Title: Re: What Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Sukebe on February 10, 2015, 12:21:26 AM
Cross Ange, Kuroko no Basket, and Nanatsu no Taizai are in my watch list.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Monok on February 10, 2015, 01:19:37 AM
I tried to watch Cross Ange but couldn't get into it. Had the same issue with Horizon in the middle of nowhere.

Want to watch Nanatsu no Taizai, but it's not on ANimeLab yet, oh well. Been reading the manga for it.

Now that I have watched the latest Assassination Classroom and Absolute Duo I need to find something else to dig into. My choices are rather limited at the moment though.

Do have to say the Druaga series was excellent, I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Corycaly on February 25, 2015, 03:27:20 PM
I am currently re watching the two seasons of Free! Iwatobi swimming pool. I like this anime a lot!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on February 27, 2015, 08:47:02 PM
Finally finished the first season of Tokyo Ghoul.  Having been a bit dismissive of it originally (I may have denounced it as 'hipster nonsense' on occasion), I actually got a bit more into it when the local anime club started showing the series. I still don't think it's anything special, but it was a decent enough watch and had a few nice ideas to its name.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on February 28, 2015, 09:35:00 AM
Finally finished the first season of Tokyo Ghoul.  Having been a bit dismissive of it originally (I may have denounced it as 'hipster nonsense' on occasion), I actually got a bit more into it when the local anime club started showing the series. I still don't think it's anything special, but it was a decent enough watch and had a few nice ideas to its name.
I couldnt get into it. The hipster thing was to much for me to handle and all the promo art it has floating around really didnt appeal to me at all. Seemed borderline homo-erotic.

Though Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata is pretty good.
I'll probably try to read thought that light novel if I can find it. Nothing special but. I enjoy the ride.

Also I heard good things about Shirobako. Anyone watched it?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on February 28, 2015, 11:10:19 AM
Seems like everyone is having fun  ;D

Recently I stumbled upon BARAKAMON and MONTHLY GIRL NOZAKI KUN, I found these awesome

I tried watching AKAME GA KILL, but ran away from it after seeing the first episode...when it comes to disptopia type amine, nothing beats No. 6 in my heart  :heart:

I found BLADE DANCE of ELEMENTALERS quite nice because of the character of the male protagonist but still I can't get around my head how acting extremely spoiled and selfish could be cute...or is it rather because it is a MOE girl that is acting spoiled and selfish that is the popular trend on harems :-\ 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on February 28, 2015, 11:17:32 AM
Finally! Another Barakamon fan!!!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on February 28, 2015, 11:20:01 AM
Finally! Another Barakamon fan!!!

 ;)  it is extremely refreshing
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on February 28, 2015, 12:15:34 PM
Rewatching Desertpunk-(how many years it again?)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: darlingGrim on February 28, 2015, 03:24:07 PM
I only watched the first few episodes of Desert Punk (the english dub). I can't remember why I never finished it, I thought it was really funny.

I'm watching Sanzoku no Musume Ronja (The Ghibli CGI anime). I honestly thought I would hate it because I've never been a fan of cgi series (movies are usually pretty good but series the quality always falls short). I have to say I'm loving it. It's very sweet and natural feeling. It definitely has the 'each character is a real person' feeling. It's just so well done. I've been dying for the next episode though since there isn't a manga.

Other than that I'm still watching Akatsuki no Yona and Death Parade.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on February 28, 2015, 07:57:33 PM
I couldnt get into it. The hipster thing was to much for me to handle and all the promo art it has floating around really didnt appeal to me at all. Seemed borderline homo-erotic.

Borderline would be putting it mildly.  Not having read the manga, I don't know how it compares, but given that the source material was apparently running in a seinen magazine, I was surprised to see the female-oriented fanservice and hilariously unsubtle gay subtext.

The real stumbling block though, was that I thought it failed to make the most of the ideas it had in play.  The mask thing that seems to appear in all the promo art felt like an aimless gimmick, and some neat early touches of body horror soon gave way to something far more lightweight and familiar.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on March 01, 2015, 06:37:14 PM
Good to know. I'll never touch another show that has a pretty boy with white hair. Unless he has awesome one liners like Dante. :P
But I heard Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu is a good body horror show.
If you dont mind the phallic screen caps.

Also I stated reading through the light novel Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata. Or I checked out the one focusing on Eriri and the Manga more on Utha. I thought the anime actually gives a more complete picture then either of them. But its still nice to skim through them. Even if your just looking at pictures, its really good art work.

Yeah I'm going ham on the series. I'll see if I can pick it up if its in the west like the Infinite Stratos anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on March 05, 2015, 01:58:41 PM
Ah finally watched The Idol Master movie, Beyond The Brilliant Future. Took me forever but it was worth it.

It was a good film, the drama was a bit much and over done but it was fine. The new characters where decent enough and didn't outshine the main cast. The animation was just as great as the series very colourful and vibrant, and the character designs are really fantastic. This is what a "cute" anime looks like. None of that over done big eye crap here. The Idol Master designs are among the best I've seen, the whole art style is fantastic. One of the greatest animes in terms of art, I can think of very few series that have a better art style. The style really lends itself to a brilliant variety of characters and very pleasant designs. Very very high quality stuff in that part. The dancing scenes looked great and there where some really stand out shots during the concert scene where the camera went crazy. This movie looked wonderful.

The songs where great, especially the second last one M@sterpiece. All in all it was a nice movie and it made me feel good in the end. While a lot of it was more dramatic than it needed to be and didn't match up to the drama of the anime, it was still a fine movie. I recommend the anime itself to anybody. It's really great! I guarantee you it's not what you'd expect. At least it was what I expected, in a good way! Defiantly in the bottom 5 of my top 15 anime and this was a nice movie! Chihaya is one of the great anime characters of all! Can't forget Takane and Makoto as well. 
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Post by: Crackhead Johny on March 06, 2015, 07:33:53 PM
Space Dandy showed up so I watched it. It was fun and above average. I'd say 4/5 stars.
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Post by: Manimal on March 07, 2015, 09:22:11 PM
Got caught up with Shirobako. I completely overlooked this anime, I had no idea what it was until 10 minutes before I watched episode 1. I saw a picture and it looked like one of my favourite animes, Snafu, so I decided to check it out. Good thing I did!

It's very excellent so far! It's an anime about making anime. It's actually very fast paced and a lot happens! It gets pretty exciting and keeps you on edge! The characters are all great, expect for this one girl who only talks in high pitched noised. I'm fairly certain she's just a parody of moe characters, they take the moe levels to the max with her and create an all new kind of bio boosted creature. Good thing she is not a big character. Other then that...the character designs are good, one thing that bothers me with anime is the lack of noses on female characters, that is especially notable here. It's not a big deal but it's the biggest issue I have with anime style in general. Aside from that little bit and the fact that the eyes get way to close to the ears sometimes...it looks good. It's fairly below average animation wise for PA Works, but in terms of anime in general it looks great. You just expect more from PA Works. All these little things aside it's a great anime! I'm happy I checked it out!
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Post by: swearzy on March 09, 2015, 09:04:05 AM
This season wise Im watching

Death Parade: Love the OP I watch it every episode lol contrasts well with the darker story.

Dog Days S3: I liked the first two seasons so Im going to finish this one too. It is easy to watch and is very cute.

Maria The Virgin Witch: The art is what caught me, and how different it is compared to everything else I'm watching this season. The story is nice and again easy to follow.

Unlimited Fafnir: General harem, main character has superpower that one shots everything almost 100% of the time. Looked interesting at the start but wasn't bad enough for me to drop.

World breaker: Another harem/superpower/romcom I like most romcoms and I at least get a giggle which is nice.

Maou no testament: I liked the manga so I picked this up.

Stuff I'm catching up on though is Fate Kaleid Liner and Chaika and I must say chaika is omg  :heart: Fate is still on the procurement at this stage :D
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Post by: Manimal on March 10, 2015, 07:40:38 AM
I watched Perfect Blue last night. Oh my God what a movie. Every now and then I like to watch something that shocks me and makes my mind sizzle. That was this movie. It was just like when I watched The End of Evangelion expect this movie was far more disturbing...and you can actually make sense of it.

This movie creates such a distributing and unsettling environment. Right from the first scene at the concert where you see the stalker it keeps you on edge when Mima discovers her stalker it gets seriously thrilling. The movie for those who don't know is about a pop idol who resigns to become an actress. Her stalker feels betrayed by this, stuff happens, people are killed...and I can't say anything else without spoiling it. It gets seriously confusing and you have trouble telling what's real and not by the end of the movie. It was a real thrilling movie, I spent a lot of time looking at the screen with various expressions of shock. There are scenes in this movie that where REALLY disturbing. The voice acting (I watched the sub) was perfect. The animation was also really fantastic! High quality 90s animation from Madhouse! It looked like Hajime no Ippo actually. It was quite the film, defiantly one I won't forget easily. 
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Post by: Gaff on March 10, 2015, 10:30:49 AM
I see a lot of debate about how many anime series and films can actually be called 'horror' (many are gory, whether they actually constitute horror is more contested), but Perfect Blue is certainly one of the few that no-one questions.
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Post by: Crackhead Johny on March 10, 2015, 12:34:34 PM
I see a lot of debate about how many anime series and films can actually be called 'horror' (many are gory, whether they actually constitute horror is more contested), but Perfect Blue is certainly one of the few that no-one questions.
Wait, what what? Horror?

The Perfect Blue is straight up Hitchcock (psychological thriller). I have never heard of anyone suggesting it was horror.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on March 10, 2015, 07:47:37 PM
Ok I watched Parasyte...It wasnt a body horror show.
It really feels like I'm watching a super hero show more then anything.
Like if spiderman was infected with a intelligent parasite instead of being bitten by a spider...

Anyways. I'm only at ep14, I'll marathon the rest once its done.

After that the only other show has been Saekano. Its a solid show.
That I watch only for Utah and dem tights...

Havent jumped on the Death Parade train yet...
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Post by: Crackhead Johny on March 10, 2015, 08:22:23 PM
Like if spiderman was infected with a intelligent parasite instead of being bitten by a spider...
Isn't that what the Venom suit was? (sorry if this is wrong, I do not read much western comics)
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Post by: FreezingCicada on March 10, 2015, 08:41:33 PM
Like if spiderman was infected with a intelligent parasite instead of being bitten by a spider...
Isn't that what the Venom suit was? (sorry if this is wrong, I do not read much western comics)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiote_%28comics%29

Yup. Idk how intelligent the actual thing was. My knowledge on comics is pretty vague as well.
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Post by: Gaff on March 10, 2015, 09:11:38 PM
I was a bit disappointed with Parasyte.  Thought I might feel differently about it this time, but I actually gave up watching it around the same point I stopped reading the manga some years back.  I think it does what it does well enough, it's just kind of... basic?
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Post by: NO1SY on March 10, 2015, 09:18:51 PM
It doesn't keep up that sense of sci-fi conceptualism that it has at the beginning... I know what you mean, I haven't had much desire to go back and finish it off either...
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Post by: FreezingCicada on March 15, 2015, 05:23:48 PM
http://anichart.net/spring
You know what time it is.
Time to get hyped about all the shows being aired this spring and say goodbye to the old ones in a few weeks.

With that said some shows I'll be looking out for.

- Fate/Stay Night Second Season
- Grisaia no Rakuen
- Shougeki NO Souma
- Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru Second Season
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on March 15, 2015, 06:10:09 PM
Next season is all about Snafu season 2. Everything else doesn't matter.

I will be checking out The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato and Hibike Euphonium as well. Of course the rest of Assassination Classroom to.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: swearzy on March 15, 2015, 10:48:02 PM
Well I hope Nagato is even cuter than the original series  :heart: I know I will pick that up, Oregairu, Digimon Tri, Highschool DxD S3. Not sure on the other though.

Ones that do look interesting to me I do tend to try everything so.

Arslan senki
Denpa kyoushi
Dungeon ni deai (I liked the manga)
Kiniro mosaic S2 (watched the first one, slices can be nice once in a while)
Kekkai sensen
Owari no seraph
Punch Line
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on March 16, 2015, 09:06:05 AM
It looks like being a fairly decent season.  I'm particularly keen for the new Lupin series, as it seems like the franchise might finally be on the way back up after a ten year slump and I'm really hoping they can keep that going.

Kekkai Sensen/Blood Blockade Battlefront looks interesting as well, although I'm a little disappointed that that the dude with the massive sideburns does not seem to be the main character.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on March 29, 2015, 10:11:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUeaCmj8yos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUeaCmj8yos)

Get hyped! Art quality really has improved. Kinda miss the dead fish like eyes.
Though compared to other dudes his pupils look smaller. So theres that.
But yeah. This season is gonna be fun to watch through.


-Saekano: Final episode had gurren lagann theme song dropped in.
Overall I enjoyed the ride even with the cliff ender.
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Post by: Manimal on March 29, 2015, 10:35:43 PM
I just saw that PV today, I am very excited for the series! The art looks SO much better and I like all the redesigns especially for Hachiman. The new OP sounds great as well. Not as good as Yukitoki but good regardless.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on March 29, 2015, 10:51:58 PM
I know. That song is pretty good.
Must have watched it at least 3-4 times already.
Its just really pretty to look at.

Its also closer to the original VN art style. Now time for the toughest part.
The waiting game...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on March 30, 2015, 12:17:32 PM
Just a few more days...

I just finished Shirobako. It was a fantastic ending for a great series. It got really exciting, the scene with the characters rushing to get the tapes in to various TV stations on time was ridiculous in a good way and seriously exciting. Seeing the cast build up was awesome, all the characters where great and developed nicely. This anime was very fast paced and a lot happened, it was exciting and the story was really engaging. I really enjoyed this series. It gets a solid 8/10. I really hope they'll make another season, there is a lot more story to tell!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on April 03, 2015, 11:20:02 AM
Wow, I just watched the first episode of Snafu 2. My God it looks SOOOOO much better than season 1. The animation and movements as well as the character designs are SIGNIFICANTLY better. It was very surprising. Everything is off to a good start and I'm calling it now, this is going to be the show of the season. The OP and EDs where good and of course they aren't getting released in full until June...God damnit. But ya, this is gonna be a good one.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on April 03, 2015, 09:34:52 PM
Wow, I just watched the first episode of Snafu 2. My God it looks SOOOOO much better than season 1. The animation and movements as well as the character designs are SIGNIFICANTLY better. It was very surprising. Everything is off to a good start and I'm calling it now, this is going to be the show of the season. The OP and EDs where good and of course they aren't getting released in full until June...God damnit. But ya, this is gonna be a good one.
Somehow. I think the quality might dip after 3. But Idc, Its gonna be good either way.
I like how it starts right where it left off too.

Shokugeki no Soma:
Didnt disappoint. I would question why you even watch anime if you dont watch this either.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?:
Surprisingly, I think it was pretty good. Will definitely keep up with this show.

No I havent let the head below influence me. Not one bit, no lie.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on April 04, 2015, 04:12:06 PM
Someone said Madoka Magic was good so I watched it on Netflix. It was surprisingly good.
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Post by: GingerStark on April 05, 2015, 11:40:43 AM
Was thinking of watching a knights of sidonia, anyone offer any thoughts on how good it is? My friend told me there are a lot of placentas in it...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on April 05, 2015, 04:10:35 PM
Was thinking of watching a knights of sidonia, anyone offer any thoughts on how good it is? My friend told me there are a lot of placentas in it...
It was better than I expected when I watched it on Netflix. I awaiting more of it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on April 06, 2015, 10:24:02 AM
I watched one episode of The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato and that's all I will be watching. It was trash. The animation was garbage compared to the real series, the character designs sucked and I could tell it was going to be a bad series. I though since The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was a masterpiece and one of the only 3 anime things I've seen that I would give a 10/10 that this would be good...I was wrong. Kyoto Animation is the only studio that can do Haruhi, anything else is a downgrade. This one didn't look bad but you can't get better when you've had the best. Plus the dub for Haruhi was so perfect (Bandai did the best dubs) that I can't listen to these characters any other way. There was also too much moe right off the bat. This series isn't for me.

There are a few other series I want to check out this season...but next season looks even better. It's always this way, the next anime season always looks better than the current, but there are at least 4 animes I want to check out next season.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Maru on April 06, 2015, 09:30:41 PM
I haven't watched any lately... I have the bad habit of watching a few episodes of an airing anime and then switching to the manga because I can't wait. Then I don't watch anymore T_T. Plus, I don't really enjoy romance so.. That rules out a lot for me. But the most recent one I watched was heroic age, which was meh (kinda boring).

Am looking forward to Gintama 2015 though. Ugh.. my heart!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on April 07, 2015, 11:49:10 AM
Started watching Magi: Labyrinth of Terrible Writing on Netflix. It is painful at many times, so bad.

Also the first new Berserk OVA.. which seems to be a condensed remake of the original series with added jarring 3d animation. I'm not sure I'm happy with it. The other eps will have to go past where the original run did or this new series will be a waste of time.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on April 07, 2015, 08:09:36 PM
Blood Blockade Battlefront is off to a good start.  Seems like the illegitimate lovechild of Baccano and Alien Nation, as directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: FreezingCicada on April 08, 2015, 06:57:02 PM
Blood Blockade Battlefront is off to a good start.  Seems like the illegitimate lovechild of Baccano and Alien Nation, as directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi.
Theme song is by Bump of Chicken. Thats enough for me to watch.

Also Sound! Euphonium is starting off pretty good too.

MUCH better then that garbage Show by Rock. I have never saw something nosedive into furry so fast before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrsgZBcDfxM
Only good thing in the whole show was the song.

Plastic Memories was pretty good too. I sense foreshadowing from that dumpster scene.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lovus Eternius on April 09, 2015, 06:43:28 PM
Started watching Magi: Labyrinth of Terrible Writing on Netflix. It is painful at many times, so bad.

Also the first new Berserk OVA.. which seems to be a condensed remake of the original series with added jarring 3d animation. I'm not sure I'm happy with it. The other eps will have to go past where the original run did or this new series will be a waste of time.
The thing I find painful is how you call everything bad without telling us why, and expect us to care about your opinion. Just like how everything you dislike has 'terrible writing' and don't tell us how it has terrible writing. Terrible how, terrible for whom, are you a deity?

Then you say 'waste of time'. Which I find to be amusing. Since all anime and tv shows exist for are (gasp) 'wasting time'.
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Post by: FreezingCicada on April 11, 2015, 11:52:13 AM

Also the first new Berserk OVA.. which seems to be a condensed remake of the original series with added jarring 3d animation. I'm not sure I'm happy with it. The other eps will have to go past where the original run did or this new series will be a waste of time.
Overlooked this.
The berserk movies only cover the golden arc.
Spoiler
Leading up to the point Griffith turns to Femto.
And then ends teasing the black swordsman arc.

If your streaming it. The 3d is jarring. But DVD/Blueray/ HQ Downloads I think it looks fine.
3D has those added frames that regular animation doesnt. Making it look out of place at times.
But for the action. I think the movies are a fun watch, heavily condensed though.
Read the manga if you want more Berserk.

Also were you at Noisey?! Food wars is great. Foodgasms are the best!
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Post by: Manimal on April 11, 2015, 12:12:19 PM
Yes! A new OP for Assassination Classroom! The first one was one of the worst anime OPs I have ever heard (and I've heard my fair share) and one of the rare ones I skipped every time. I hardly ever do that, the OPs are sometimes the best parts! But the first one sucked hard and the new one while not great is good enough. As for the show it's been doing good. It's a really fun show and I've been enjoying it every week. This weeks episode was good also, thank God it's 2 cour!

Also Teekyuu 4 started and Teekyuu 5 has already been confirmed. Teekyuu is the most powerful anime on the planet, no one can stop it. It can not die. I love it and all it's 2 minute per week craziness.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on April 12, 2015, 03:47:24 PM
Watching Mononoke. Not that experienced with horror, but so far the people are creepier than the monsters. It seems like the monsters are supposed to represent the characters' depravity. Only a few episodes in, though, so I can't say for sure.
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Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on April 12, 2015, 04:26:31 PM
mmmhhh...re-watching the episodes of SHIN CHAN...I used to laugh so much watching it when I was a kid, so I always thought it was an amazing story...but now I realise that it is really full of things that should be censored and might not be appropriate for little kids even though it's the story of a 5 year old kid... But it stands really out for something of it's genre. 
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Post by: Fullmetal on April 13, 2015, 10:35:11 PM
Watching and reading Sword Art Online (Reading the Progressive Manga), Attack on Titan and Black Butler.  Not thrilled with Black Butler, some of the episodes can be boring, but I love the plot.  Attack on Titan is just awesome.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on April 14, 2015, 10:55:43 AM
mmmhhh...re-watching the episodes of SHIN CHAN...I used to laugh so much watching it when I was a kid, so I always thought it was an amazing story...but now I realise that it is really full of things that should be censored and might not be appropriate for little kids even though it's the story of a 5 year old kid... But it stands really out for something of it's genre.
I have tried to figure out what threats I'd have to make to Funimation to get more Shin Chan.. Maybe shaving their pets?
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Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on April 14, 2015, 12:45:26 PM
I have tried to figure out what threats I'd have to make to Funimation to get more Shin Chan.. Maybe shaving their pets?

LOL... I am watching on youtube now...when I was a kid a local television channel in my country was streaming it everyday...but don't remember anything about watching more than about 100 episodes though wikipedia  seems to indicate 856 existing episodes  :ohmy:
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Post by: Crackhead Johny on April 15, 2015, 02:05:53 PM
I have tried to figure out what threats I'd have to make to Funimation to get more Shin Chan.. Maybe shaving their pets?

LOL... I am watching on youtube now...when I was a kid a local television channel in my country was streaming it everyday...but don't remember anything about watching more than about 100 episodes though wikipedia  seems to indicate 856 existing episodes  :ohmy:
Yeah Funimation quit after 3 seasons here. Their regionalization was incredible. I have no idea whether their writers simply ran out of stuff, died, ran away, or went into treatment? What ever happened the world wants more Shin Chan and Funimation is holding out when there should be ~ 800 more eps to work with.
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Post by: neoraise on April 16, 2015, 11:15:30 AM
Ore Monogatari!!-been following this on manga..can't wait for the next episode.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on April 17, 2015, 07:11:17 AM
I'm watching AKB0048 right now, about half way through. It's an alright anime but I think it has some issues. The art style is pretty ugly, the characters are twig thin and kinda bland. The colours are very dull and unappealing. I don't like that the main cast are 13 year old girls, the successors are fine but in the main cast there are only a couple good characters. Most are pretty boring and one girl Sonata is God awful and one of the worst characters I've seen recently. Makoto is a good character, she's a paranoid freak. The dancing scenes are in very ugly 3D, Love Live did the same thing expect it looked at least a little better. The Idol Master had beautiful fully animated dancing scenes. It's clear which idol anime is the best.

AKB0048 has a very cool creative story it's just the art is bad and a lot of the characters are dull. It doesn't even have half the charm of Love Live. There where so many memorable great characters from that show. Umi, Nico, Nozomi, Eli, and Maki. AKB has some great songs though. The OP Kibou no Tsuite is fantastic, I loved it before I even watched the show. There is one song Beginner that's great to, it has an interesting rhythm I've not heard before in an anime song.

I'm going through this show slowly. It's not a great show but it's not fully awful. But honestly when all an anime talks about is dreams, dreams, dreams, yume, yume, yume....it really starts to bother me. A lot of the common stereotypes are really starting to bother me in anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: PulpPunch on April 21, 2015, 01:39:33 AM
I'm a bit out of touch with the more recent shows, since I've been trying to catch up with some long-due animes. Been finding some very interesting hidden gems so far, like Blassreiter, The Book of Bantorra and Planetes (well, I haven't come across many people talking about those, hence why I think they are hidden). Slowly coming to the realization that seinen is really the best genre in anime/manga.

I'm currently on the final stretch of Xam'd: Lost Memories and will most likely move on to whatever is popular right now... would welcome a comedy or something more light-hearted after those four. -_-
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on April 22, 2015, 10:18:52 PM
Ooooh! Awesome! Blassreiter I actually forced myself to hunt down and find. I like the director, Gen Urobochi.

Pretty depressing guy.

Anyways it was a 7/10 show, but solid writing as usual. I like how he can make common plots work by making serious things happen to his characters. Aka depressing things. To this date I think him and George RR Martins are secret best friends.

The Book of Bantorra I really need to finish. Very interesting anime but I just never got around to watching all of it.

Planetes is fantastic. Watch it. I love that it's not that well known, since popular culture would ruin it, but otherwise it's a phenomenal anime. Definetly one of the masterpieces in my list.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: PulpPunch on April 24, 2015, 04:13:01 AM
Duuuuuuuuuude, they don't call him Urobutcher for nothing! I've seen/read some of his other works and you can tell he puts the extra effort on his characters just so that it's all the more miserable when he breaks them.

I had never made the comparison, but him and George R. R. Martin MUST be in a competition to see who can make the more depressing death scene. And I love them for it.  :heart:

Meh, don't give it too much priority, but I think Book of Bantorra is worth finishing. Sh*t gets real as it nears the end, even if some of it is more weird than anything.

Would be weird if Planetes had a big following, since it doesn't have a flashy or blockbuster-like feel to it. Its an amazing anime nonetheless and probably the best of these three.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on April 24, 2015, 10:43:51 AM
Grisaia no Meikyu-still loading  it up..hehehe
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on April 25, 2015, 01:24:37 PM
Watching the first episode of Owari no Seraph. It's been too long since I watched an anime, and I definitely won't be able to jump on the wagon again just yet, but I just needed my fix. Besides, liking the way the manga is going and love the light novel author who made the series.

This makes my first official 2015 anime to watch this year. To think that I haven't even checked out Durarara...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on April 29, 2015, 01:52:56 PM
Finished AKB0048. At first I was rather judgement and hard on this show but I really did enjoy the last 5 episodes. It really picked up. There where some things I didn't like, like the super simple art style but the story of this anime was very creative and interesting and it actually ended up being the best part. I rarely think of the story as the best part of an anime, normally it's the characters that I value more but this time the strong story saved the show. There was no "best girl" in this show and none of the characters really stuck out as amazing but it was a good show for what it was. Sometimes I need something like this to get back on track with anime. It's been getting harder to find something I really like. Especially after all the home runs I watched last year that ended up in my top 10 like Little Busters!, Evangelion, and White Album 2. But there is still stuff out there...

Though I liked Love Live and The Idolmaster far more AKB0048 did have one thing over those series, better songs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smBiKOI1YuA
Thanks to this anime I've started downloading some AKB48 songs and really enjoying what I'm hearing so far. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on April 30, 2015, 06:39:58 AM
Great to hear that there are still shows like that out there. In desperate need for such anime especially coming down from watching something nasty I shalt not mention
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 03, 2015, 11:48:56 AM
Just finished Barakamon. I was wrong to skip over this show when it was airing, it's fantastic. The first thing was I was so shocked to find the kids weren't annoying. They where all really great charming characters and very well voice acted. Hina was hilarious, a kid that cries all the time should be annoying but she wasn't. All the characters where great, I really liked Tama and Handa's mom. The series had a great vibe to it and it was a lot of fun. I liked all the themes, it defiantly wasn't some normal sub-standard anime. It was a great watch and it's a good thing I checked it out. Everytime I think of all the bad things about anime something like this pops up to remind me why I like it so much. This is the kind of anime I like the most. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 12:00:04 PM
 YESSSSS Manimal exactly my thoughts in words! Actually firstly I must say shame on you for not getting to it sooner haha.

Loved this anime. Truly heartwarming. So fun to watch, so fulfilling. I was amazed that an anime about calligraphy could be so interesting.

If you have any suggestions of similar anime hit me because I must see more of that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on May 03, 2015, 12:08:23 PM
FINALLY! My favourite anime is being watched by other people! You guys are so slow!!!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 12:11:46 PM
Bahaha even NO1SEY is annoyed like I was. I thought I'd watched it before you for some reason but now I remember I was aware of it because of your reviews.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 03, 2015, 12:12:23 PM
I skipped over it when it aired because I didn't think it sounded interesting and I didn't like that kids where in it thinking they'd be annoying. Oh boy I was wrong. So wrong. and Lego I can't think of anything similar. Hanasaku Iroha had similar vibe but I never finished it. It wasn't as interesting as Barakamon.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 12:15:55 PM
Yeah I won't lie I thought the kids would finish everything for me.

I laughed at a lot of the moments in there. The MC was the perfect 'straightman' for their antiques. Guh, the heartwarmth was so good. The main girl character was hilirious too. Have a bunch of screenshots from her ridiculous expressions. The manliness one finished me

Ah tis a pity, but keep an eye out dude.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on May 03, 2015, 12:16:02 PM
Nah it's all cool man. I'm just glad that Barakamon is getting the recognition it deserves. As a show it is unparalleled in charm, will cheer up anyone who watches it, and features some of the best voice acting of 2014. Zankyou no Terror and Tokyo Goul I'm sorry but you've got nothing on Barakamon, and Aldnoah.Zero, you don't even get a look in!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 12:18:40 PM
Oh dude don't put down Zankyou on account of Barakamon. And how dare you put it in the same sentence as Ald-nope-ah ! *raegface*

Haha seriously though I enjoyed that anime too. I would give Barakamon the higher rating though if not because it was so fulfilling to watch.

I will always maintain TG anime totally missed the point of the manga. Censors screwed it up. Made it a bright and shiny anime instead of the sort of genre it deals with.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: NO1SY on May 03, 2015, 12:22:15 PM
I heard that TG was disappointing to a lot of people due to the censorship. I never read the manga (Or the novel or whatever???) but I did think the censorship was detracting from the series, especially midway through the first series. BUT then SH!T GOT REAL towards the end of the series and I started enjoying it again. Still have to watch season 2 when I have time.

Finally started Kuroko no Basket 3! More of the same, but why would you want to change it!?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2015, 12:25:08 PM
Yeah the thing is the shyte does get real on THAT episode. But the build up is so much more epic in the manga, and the reason for THAT happening is so much more justified.

The thing about censorship is that it's obvious and just gets in the way of everything. I watched Sym Bionic Titan and people definitely get mugged in war and battle. I mean someone was even stabbed and fell off a cliff into water. There was no blood, but there was no censorship that made it seem like some cooperate douche was using a marker to black out things. It was part of the original plan and untampered with, so I accept that . Otherwise it becomes problematic.

I hear Terraformars is legendary on that front...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on May 04, 2015, 05:40:51 PM
I just watched- The place promised in our early days..tsk!..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on May 06, 2015, 05:58:27 PM
Got done watching the 2nd season of Magi on netflix. It had less appalling writing and so ended up as generic shonen.
Several Patlabor Blu Rays showed up from Amazon yesterday, one is crunched so has to go back, I find about one in every hundred disks I buy is crunched/scratched so it was time for another.
My Jin Roh BR 2 days ago made me dig out my DVD to see if the BR was bad. Nope, they just used a lot of "Vaseline on the lens" and other irritations in that anime. Still a nice retelling of little red riding hood.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 06, 2015, 08:45:10 PM
Just finished Monthly Girl's Nozaki-Kun. Like Barakamon this is a show I completely ignored when it aired last summer. Also like Barakamon it turned out to be a great show. It was a lot of fun, a nice light hearted show with good comedy and funny characters. Chiyo was adorable and I loved Yuzuki from the first second she appeared. Her voice actresses did a fantastic job. Kashima was actually good to, I expected her to be like the prince character in Strawberry Panic but fortunately this anime didn't take itself too seriously and Kashima was actually a fun character. Mikoshiba was funny as well and Nozaki himself was a good lead. It was interesting to see a show like this with no fanservice and no drama. It was a nice change of pace from the stereotypical high school anime. I like dramas normally if I can connect with the characters like in White Album 2, the gold standard of anime high school drama, but series like this are a lot funner to watch and you don't feel a void inside you after you finish it that throws you off course of anime for months and remains on your mind forever. Oh Haruki...why did you have to do that to Touma & Setsuna... Anyways I enjoyed this anime quite a bit. I may of been hearing things but I swear two songs in the soundtrack sounded like Please Please Me and power chord part of The A-Team Theme. The OP was pretty mediocre however, there wasn't much life or spark in it. I didn't like the instrumentation either. The ED was better. But ya this was a great series, lots of potential for a second season as well.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 07, 2015, 01:34:25 PM
Wow. I started watching Bodacious Space Pirates and I'm shocked. There's like no fanservice in this show. All I've seen so far is a nice small part in episode 3. Not what I expected. I don't know why I choose to start this...from the title I predicted it would suck but something compelled me to watch it. It might be the cute heroine or the fact that Marty Friedman one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time played on the OP. The man responsible for some of the greatest solos on all time with Megadeth on songs like Tornado Of Souls and Lucretia. I dunno but either way it's so not what I expected, in a good way. It's moving at a extremely slow pace and it's not gotten terribly exciting yet but I'll stick around and see if it picks up. I'm so shocked that an anime called Bodacious Space Pirates has virtually no fanservice. I like the art style as well, nice backgrounds as well.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2015, 02:01:52 PM
Bodacious Space Pirates? Hahahaha I was immediately going to watch that excepting ecchi, but you say it has no fanservice. There must be a catch there somewhere
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 07, 2015, 02:22:23 PM
Well I'm 3 episodes in and there's only been 1 brief locker room scene that contained lesser seen fan service and like 2 suggestive camera angles. There is one scene where Marika rides her bike and we don't see a single panty shot. Now that is the sign of a good anime, maybe... I find this lack of fanservice in an anime with bodacious in the title very interesting and want to finish the show but I'm afraid it's going to get boring since it's 26 episodes. I started playing guitar during the third because it got a little dull. I'm sure it'll pick up...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2015, 02:26:01 PM
That is pretty interesting...

Ah yes, you know how to play the guitar. Do you write rock songs too?

And Nozaki-kun was good as well? I'll definitely watch! Methinks I've watched quite a bit of depressing anime and need to balance it out with feel good shows
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 07, 2015, 02:32:43 PM
I've played guitar for 5 years. I don't really write songs and I've only played with someone else once. Last year I started to improvise solos, alot of the time I just infinitely solo and play a long to songs I like, I'm not a metal guitarist, I play like a sloppy hybrid of Ace Frehley and Angus Young, my guitar heroes. Sometimes when I watch anime and it bores me a little I just pick up a guitar and try to come up with new solo bits. Right now I can't write a song or a fully developed riff if my life depended on it and lyrics...I don't even bother. I'm a loser, I like to make playlists of songs and play along pretending I'm playing a concert. I do a long form solo during the KISS song Cold Gin and everything as well. I even sing sometimes, I sing so poorly that I feel bad for every human being that hears me.

Yes Nozaki-kun was great. Perfect if you want to see a nice feel good show with no drama and no fanservice. Just a nice fun series.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2015, 02:53:20 PM
Dude that's awesome! Haha I have a feeling you're downplaying them talents. Dude an entire guitar solo? Shaaare.

Haha can you do the screaming thing? Also go make a theme song for MangaRaiders.... It'll be fun.

Awesome then. I'll be on that asap.

So I'm not clear about White Album. I should dodge 1 completely? I won't get confused storywise?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 07, 2015, 03:31:21 PM
I'm very hesitant to share my playing online, especially because of how sloppy I play and because really all I do is blues scale in the same position for hours on end. I will share a small clip from a few months ago. This is not from my main long form solo, I often make mistakes during that so I don't have anything listenable to post of it. This is all improvised. Hit or miss. But if you want me to share something here it is. This is a very slow solo and done with the switch up...I don't know what that's called. I used a delay pedal here. I'm sorry for the length, I know it's hard to get through all of it. Paipis if you're reading this...click away while you still can.

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I don't know what you mean by screaming thing, but I probably can't.

This has quickly gone off topic...oh well these things happen. In typical MR fashion things will go back to normal shortly.

White Album 1 should be dodged at all costs. Trust me you don't have to see it. The only thing it shows is where the songs White Album and Sound of Destiny came from and really it's not vital to know. It's a boring show, nothing like 2.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2015, 04:18:40 PM
Will that link still be there tomorrow? Because that's when my internet will be friendly.

White Album 1 avoid at all costs. Noted.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 07, 2015, 04:21:45 PM
Ya I'll leave it up. Yes White Album 1 = bad...White Album 2 = 9/10 masterpiece. I only say 9/10 because in order to be a 10/10 an anime must be on the same level as Gurren Lagann, Clannad After Story and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Those are my only 10/10s.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2015, 04:32:23 PM
Hahaha yikes. Wait even Haruhi is that good in your book? Yiikes.


Still... Still so terrified of watching After Story.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 07, 2015, 04:37:21 PM
The Haruhi movie is. Not the series. The series was hit or miss. Some episodes like the school festival episode where fantastic and some where trash. It spawned a fantastic EP with 5 great rocking Aya Hirano songs from the festival episode though. The movie destroyed the series. In comparison Haruhi the anime was Phantom Menace and Haruhi the movie was Empire Strikes Back. The anime isn't in my top 30...I think I need to rewatch it in the right order though rather than the airing one. I might like it more.

Heh heh, some people will tell you otherwise but for me After Story is the pinnacle of emotional anime. Untoppable. I've never seen anything that gave me feelings close to what I got from that show.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 04:23:13 AM
So far Angel Beats is the highest I went in that genre and it demolished me. It got me right in the feels for sure. And I hear Clannad is worse. Ai karamba lawd have mercy. But i'll risk it

Ah yes heard the solo. It doesn't let up man! Hahaha, nicely done.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 06:56:18 AM
Ah Angel Beats...for me that series could've been so much more. Great set up, awesome concept, good art, fricking Girls Dead Monster awesome band their CD is great and LiSA is such an excellent singer, she just gives it all, but not enough episodes as I've said before. I know a lot of people love the show so I won't diss it, it's unfair compare with Clannad which has like 50 combined episodes and a whole season just to get to know everybody before the true feels. Angel Beats...I almost cried at the end but I dunno there just wasn't enough for myself. White Album 2 had 12 episodes as well however it only focused on 3 characters so by episode 7 when the feels kick in you already know them very well. Angel Beats had too many characters.

If I was to rank anime feels for me it would be...

1. Clannad After Story
2. White Album 2
3. Little Busters Refrain
4. Angel Beats!

I'd include Gurren Lagann for a couple episodes of pure devastation and The Idol Master for Chihaya's arc but those are just for scenes rather than the whole series....plus Gurren Lagann delivers other much different feels.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 06:59:31 AM
Wait Little Busters? What's that about again? You keep on mentioning it even...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 07:12:52 AM
Little Busters is a nice story about growing up, it's my #6 anime. It's about um...how can I describe the plot without spoilers...um it starts as a typical visual novel adaptation, the main guy Rikki goes around...meeting girls and helping them with there issues one by one like Clannad etc. etc. they have like a baseball team but rarely play baseball....it sounds lame when described I'm so awful at this. Than in season 2 sh*te goes down and the secrets of their world come out...I can't describe this story correctly. I am the worst story summarizer in history.

Basically it's a nice story about friendship and growing up, it's a very pleasant series with it's nice tone and fantastic colour pallet. But it gets super emotional as well...Yuiko's arc...my God. I wish I could describe it better...

It also has the second greatest anime OP next to Hishoku no Sora from Shakugan no Shana.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fXQ1_0d1ak

(http://i.imgur.com/boPN2Wt.gif)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 07:18:41 AM
Man, Shana was a guilty pleasure anime for me, still is. It should be bland and common  (i'd give it a 7 at most) but I really do enjoy the hell out of that.

Ah, I appreciate tiptoeing around the spoilers. Better vague descriptions than ruining the show. I shalt watch it too!!!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 07:21:49 AM
Hey. Shakugan no Shana is great. Shana is my all time favorite anime character. I love the first 2 seasons....just not the third. The third season shouldn't exist. I rank the series as my #4, sandwiched between Clannad After Story and Dragon Ball Z. It was the show that opened my mind to anime as a bigger thing if that makes sense. If you go by the description it should be boring but it turned out to be a fantastic romance story with the most lovable female lead in anime history.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 07:28:45 AM
Ah gaddamit man they screwed up season 3? Fantastic. I was actually excited to see that it was getting a new season and then they mess it up... I think I'll jump to the light novels when I reach that particular area. Not that all the translations have been completed just yet but better than hating it in the end.

I only finished the first season so far, and yeah Shana's character is truly fun.

Actually Haruhi I only ever read the lightnovels and they were really good. I just wasn't sure about the anime but fortunately i have an idea of what it's like now
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 07:36:41 AM
Season 3 was so bad....so so so so bad. It ruined everything and drained all the fun out of the series. They destroyed Yuji's character and even made Shana pretty bad. I haven't even finished it because it was so bad. There was one super emotional scene I actually almost shed manly tears over in episode 3 I think...but my God season 3 sucks hard.

I imagine the Haruhi light novels are better than the anime. You don't get the same chapter 8 times with the light novels probably. I feel so bad for the people who watched season 2 when it aired. Kyoto shouldn't have messed with the viewers, The Endless Eight, shuffling the episodes...Haruhi the anime couldn't have been so much better. On the plus it has one of the greatest dubs ever. Bandai USA where the best. Wendee Lee was so perfect as Haruhi. It's pretty hard to top Aya Hirano but I think she did in this case. She just couldn't sing nearly as good as Aya. It never goes well when they decide to dub the insert songs...Wendee was fantastic as Konata Izumi as well, she did a very unique voice for her. One of the only reasons I finished Lucky Star.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 07:43:18 AM
Yeeaaah nope nope nope definitely not touching season 3. I have learnt my lesson from that sort of thing *cough cough* avatar * cough  * *puke*


And eh? What's this? I thought Lucky Star was universally loved or something.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 07:48:49 AM
Well...not really. Lucky Star is sometimes good and fun and sometimes the most boring anime on Earth. 26 or something episodes of literally nothing. I mean I finished it and it honestly wasn't horrible. There where some funny parts and it's fine if you want a very relaxed series....but my God is it ever a very relaxed series. There where a lot of references to Full Metal Panic! that I appreciated (fricking Kyoto references it in Lucky Star and puts the Fumuffo mascot in Amagi Brilliant Park but doesn't make another season...God damnit I wish another studio would pick it up, WE NEED MORE). Lucky Star is a very strange anime but I can say I'm happy I watched it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 07:52:29 AM
Fomuffu was hilarious. I don't even know how they pulled off something like that mid-anime. I mean that was gut busting hilarity in a story driven show.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 07:56:14 AM
Fumuffo was great because the characters are so good. Sousuke and Kaname are such strong characters with lots of potential for great comedy. I love those two, the best anime duo. It was nice they did it considering how heavy The Second Raid was. Man I love Full Metal Panic!, it will never be moved as my #2 anime of all time.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 07:58:51 AM
Your list is pretty coherent. I find it hard to put them in numbers like that, but yeah seems like a legit list.

Would you ever be tempted to watch a deconstruction mecha anime like Bokurano?

Or deconstruction magical girl anime Madoka Magiaca ... Gaddamn man the trauma... The trauma *curls up in a corner and mutters to himself.*
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 08:05:59 AM
I put way too much though into my top lists. The only thing I can't list is my favorite songs, I can never list anything past #5.

Here it is. My bottom 10 shuffle alot. The more I think of it, Love Live should be higher...ugh it's hard to rank things, I take this too serious.

Spoiler
1. Gurren Lagann
2. Full Metal Panic!
3. Clannad After Story
4. Shakugan no Shana
5. Dragon Ball Z
6. Little Busters!
7. White Album 2
8. Squid Girl
9. Love Live!
10. The Idolmaster
11. Evangelion
12. School Rumble!
13. Hajime no Ippo
14. Fairy Tail (This has dropped a lot on my list recently. I love the Tenrou Island Arc but I lost interest 23 episodes into the revival)
15. Seitokai Yakuindomo

I haven't seen either of those. Never really been interested in either.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 08:12:32 AM
Ah, too bad.

Hmm quite the interesting list there. I can't say I've seen the number 15 one though. Hajimme no Ippo... There's just so many episodes there's no chance I'll be able to start that anime any time soon. I'm already stumped by Yu Yu Hakusho, and I have the whole collection waiting in my hard drive for watching.

Heard the action was great though. I see lot's of gifs with people being punched to kingdom come.

Row Row Fight the Powuh! It's at its rightful place haha.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 08:15:59 AM
I haven't seen past season 1 of Ippo yet. I loved the ending so much I almost don't want to watch more. It's an exciting series, lots of great action. Setiokai Yakuindomo is funny. It's a rapid fire sexual comedy. It's better than it sounds.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 08:18:44 AM
The hell? Rapid fire sexual comedy? That sounds ridiculous.

Oh dude you've better have checked out Bentou or Highschool of The Dead. Two ecchi shows i'm proud to have watched. So good hahaha. If the zombies aren't your thing then Bentou at the very least
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 08:22:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YlJUHuH.jpg)

I read the Highschool Of The Dead manga. I really liked it. It was very well drawn and the story was better than expected. I haven't heard of this Ben-To anime till now..."Sato Yo is a high school boy who likes SEGA games." I might have to watch this anime now.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 08:26:20 AM
Hahaha what the hell is that anime from. I must watch
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2015, 08:32:00 AM
Seitokai Yakuindomo! It's so much fun. The jokes are very dirty and very quick. I don't want to spoil the really good jokes so I'll leave one more image. I had a blast watching the second season when it aired.

(http://i.imgur.com/0rhTl0f.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Mysie on May 08, 2015, 09:01:57 AM
Just started Nichijou, hahaha... never laughed so friggen hard.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 09:22:48 AM
Nichijou huh? I've heard that ones a good one too. That's 2014?

Seitokai Yakuindomo! It's so much fun. The jokes are very dirty and very quick. I don't want to spoil the really good jokes so I'll leave one more image. I had a blast watching the second season when it aired.

(http://i.imgur.com/0rhTl0f.jpg)

Gahaha that does it i'm watching this
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Mysie on May 10, 2015, 10:07:50 AM
Yeah, I think it was around 2014. I love it, it's a little more outrageous than Azumanga Daioh, if that's saying much, haha. I loved A-D, though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 12, 2015, 03:28:48 PM
Just finished Daily Lives of High school boys.

So the first 3 episodes. Amazing. Fanastic humour, lots of laughs and great jokes. A good summer vibe, I really liked where this series was going. 8/10.

However as it went on it became hit or miss. The hits where fricking home runs. In 12 episodes there was at least 7-8 episodes worth of anime comedy gold. However there where a lot of misses I felt. Some of the jokes went on for too long and amounted to nothing.

A guy having an inner struggle about telling a girl she has a hair sticking out of her mole = Hilarious

A guy recalling a dull humourless tale of some super hero kid at a shrine saving him from bullies and than the big joke being it was really one of his friends = Not funny

Again when the humour was on it was gold but a lot of it was just "meh". Also the animation. Putting the stupid shadow shades on 70% of the characters was a bad idea and looked horrible and cheap. I hate that shadow shade in general but having eyeless characters, especially secondary ones like the sister characters, was stupid. It really really bothered me and detracted from the series. It's a small thing but it bothered me. This show was very self aware and made fun of itself a lot but it never said anything about that. Then the main guy of the group disappears for like 5 episodes, they make a few jokes of it but it amounts to nothing when he re-appears at the end. There was no big pay off to the joke of him being gone. It made sense but it didn't add up to anything.

I'm being very nitpicky but after seeing 2 excellent anime, Barakamon & Monthly Girl's Nokazki-Kun, back to back I expected another home run with this series. I got that, for about 3 episodes. Again it was funny and I did laugh a lot, It wasn't a bad show!!! Literacy Girl and Ringo where pretty funny characters and that part when the tough guy learns to ride a bike was one of the funniest things I have ever seen in anime. EVER. My God it was right up there with the beaten & mauled/World Cup misunderstanding joke from School Rumble 2 (the funniest scene I've seen in all anime). The good jokes in this show where top tier anime comedy! It's just the misses where so boring!

This is not a show to marathon. I watched it in 3 days and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I watched it in 6. Like Seitokai Yakuindomo, if taken in small does it's great. Also this anime had THE WORST ED IN THE HISTORY OF ALL ANIME EVER. Maybe it was a parody of other animes, how the VAs from the show sing the ED song and sometimes are really bad at singing but my God it was so annoying! It makes Baby Sweet Berry Love from HenNeko sound like Hotel California.

So overall this show is a 7/10 for me. If I didn't watch it so fast I might have liked it more but there was a big drop off after episode 3...but the good jokes kept coming! I mean episode 10 was all pure hilarity. However the misses and the stupid shadow eye shades keep it from being a 8/10 to me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 13, 2015, 02:00:09 PM
Started Amagi Brilliant Park...I was ready to drop this series 2 times in the first episode. First when the fairies showed up and than when they introduced the whole magic part. Magic? I don't want to see that, I expected a fun show about a bunch of idiots trying to run an amusement park, not this. However a certain scientific buttocks at the end of the episode and the ending theme made me try out another episode. The ED song is really great! This is not what I expected, I think the whole magic element whatever the hell is pretty dumb...not what I wanted out of the series. The mascots already annoy me. I mean they have the fricking Full Metal Panic! mascot (I loved the joke about it infringing copyright) and they made me not like it! I don't know about this anime...I might try another episode or 2. The episodes did pass quickly...I just don't like the magic element.

However the characters names basically being Ice Cube, 50 Cent and Kanye West? That's hilarious. Isuzu has a magnificent character design as well, but her character isn't as interesting. The main guy is the typical Kyoto Ani protagonist. He may as well be the guy from Hyouka or the Dark Flame Master. But oh well...I'll give this anime one more chance. After seeing good series I always get so judgmental about the next ones I see...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Mysie on May 13, 2015, 04:57:44 PM
Google's so cute. She said that Full Metal Panic has only ever been a series of light novels.

She's just high spirited, poor girl isn't quite there yet.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 13, 2015, 05:20:44 PM
"One Google search later"

Well to be fair Google took that from Wikipedia...

(If you Googled it because you didn't know it, you should check it out, it's awesome)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on May 13, 2015, 07:34:20 PM
Michiko & Hatchin showed up yesterday. I haven't heard good things about it but it is by the Bebop guy IIRC.

So I should watch it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 14, 2015, 04:31:40 PM
Oh dude Michiko to Hatchin... Watch it. I also made the same misconception. It's not made by him but the music is composed by him. But dude it's a brazillian based anime that's pulled off well. Also the feels are hit pretty hard.

If you want stuff by the Bebop guy watch Sakamichi no Appollon (music slice of life. Great show) or Zankyou no Terror / Terror in resonance (Great short thriller anime. Awesome) or Samurai Champloo (Samurai era epic action. Also hits you in the feels at the end because it's a great experience) and last but absolutely not least Space Dandy. Both seasons. Trust me you can't finish this show until you finish it. Soooo good (Gag sci fi anime directed by numerous anime directors. Awesome. )
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Mysie on May 14, 2015, 07:09:19 PM
"One Google search later"

Well to be fair Google took that from Wikipedia...

(If you Googled it because you didn't know it, you should check it out, it's awesome)

Nah, been a Full Metal Panic fan ever since I watched Excel Saga (one of the first anime shows I watched). Friggin' love that *censored*.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9usqrpsHz1qzbqw1o1_250.gif) <--- in the gif bank.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 14, 2015, 07:34:06 PM
Heh, awesome, I just wanted to make sure. Full Metal Panic was the second anime I watched so naturally it has lots of "sentimental" attachment from me. I feel "sentimental" when I listen to the OP Tomorrow, defiantly one of the top 5 anime OPs of all time right next to Little Busters and Hishoku no Sora.

Back when one of the comic stores here had DVD rentals someone who worked there recommended it to me and let me rent the DVDs for free (they always used to let me rent things for free, I never really took advantage of it). They had a whole wall of anime, I think the only other one I ever rented was the old Guyver...I vaguely remember watching a few episodes... I watched Full Metal Panic right after Gurren Lagann. The one two punch was so powerful that it took me 4-5 years to watch another anime.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 15, 2015, 12:30:12 PM

Nah, been a Full Metal Panic fan ever since I watched Excel Saga (one of the first anime shows I watched). Friggin' love that *censored*.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9usqrpsHz1qzbqw1o1_250.gif) <--- in the gif bank.

Holy crap that's one punch and a half
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 15, 2015, 05:08:22 PM
So it's about the mid way point of the anime season.

Snafu 2 is doing great, it's an excellent Friday show. It doesn't have the social commentary from Hachiman as much but the animation and art is greatly improved. I really like the direction the stories taking with the whole unravelling of the club. The only issue is Yukino is getting way over shadowed, not only by Yui but by the female secondary characters! Although her scene in the last episode really made up for that. I'm excited to see how this ends, something tells me they could go White Album 2 on us, I hope they do, as much as I like a happy end it's not always fitting.

Teekyuu 4 is God damn hilarious and I love my weekly 2 minute blast of pure 100% insanity. The wackyness has been pushed to all new levels, you can't even predicted it any more. This anime is unfortunately under the radar of mostly everybody, it gets an average of 2-8 views on Anime Realm every week. It's hilarious and nothing as crazy as it exists. Everyone who wants to laugh, take 2 minutes out of your day and watch this. You'll either laugh, go insane or hate it.
http://www.anime-realm.com/Teekyuu-4-episode-4.html

Assassination Classroom is doing alright. All of the "So badass, edgy and ultimate" villains who keep popping up really bother me though. However Koro-Sensei and the class make up for this and it's fun to watch every week. The ending seems like it's going to be very predictable though, but we'll see what they do.

That's all I'm watching this season. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: ilham roxas on May 15, 2015, 06:15:57 PM
i watch shokugeki no soma, nichijou, nisekoi, seitokai yakuindomo, and my-all-time-fav sket dance :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 16, 2015, 08:49:19 AM
Just finished the anime movie by Gen Urobotchi Expelled from Paradise. I give it a solid 7/10. Great toon rendered CG, though the ecchi shots were so obvious and at a point annoying that I had to deduct a point. It was in . your. face. No man. Where's the subtlety?

Anyhow I'd definitely read a novella/novel with the plot that it had. I feel Urobotchi finally got back to his writing routes rather than whatever he was up to with Gargantia and Aldnoah. I can't believe there were like 3 major characters for the whole movie and I was still so engaged.

Beautiful visuals. The 3d was to die for. Can't imagine how much rendering went into this. Makes me almost scared to watch Sidonia no Kishi again.

Anyways I'm glad for the wait. Totally worth the watch and at least another notch on the great Urobutcher's belt. I hope he can impress me again in the future
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Mysie on May 18, 2015, 10:38:50 AM
If we're talking great movies...

Tekkonkinkreet. Now, THAT is a great movie with an incredible soundtrack.
...
(https://i.warosu.org/data/fa/img/0061/75/1368862208817.gif)

its absolutely gorgeous.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coach Fro on May 18, 2015, 05:24:04 PM
Gawd damn!  He smacking the sh#! out of him.

Kill la Kill though..

Even though I could easily watch the rest of the episodes online, I'm just gonna torture myself by waiting for the episodes I need to see to come on adult swim. Call me crazy, but I think its worth it.

Did I mention that Mako is the best supporting character of all anime history? Seriously, her character is just pure gold.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 19, 2015, 08:57:51 AM
Just finished Minami-ke.

Let me say that this show has one of the best OPs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsFdpPCqkLg)...ever. It's basically everything I like in an anime song. It's upbeat, catchy, fun and lively. I mean you listen to it a few times and you'll be walking around and all of sudden "M-I-N-A-MI-KE-LET'S GO!" The OP really made me want to watch each episode. OPs are important then there given credit for, if a show has a bad OP it brings it down for me. Some series like Shakugan no Shana and Code Geass I watched for the OPs!

As for the show itself, it was fun. It wasn't a fricking riot with laughs every episode and oh my God I can't believe the humour, but it was enjoyable. It was vaguely similar to Daily Lives of High School Boys expect the scenes where longer and there where less jokes. It was also similar to Lucky Star expect for the fact that it was actually not a struggle to get through and the art was like 500X better. The art was really great in this show actually, they had good eyes.

The characters where fine. Kana is basically the reason you stick around though. She's the clear best character. Chiaki is meh, most of her purpose is just to insult Kana, I didn't like her a whole lot. She looks just like Taiga Aisaka on a bad hair day with less sleep. Haruka is a fun character though and a couple of the side characters where good. I liked the guy who tried his best to make Haruka the ultimate meal, that was really funny but they didn't play on it enough. Most of the side characters where just alright. They weren't as funny and wacky as they could've been. I think side characters are very very important in a show like this. Look at D-Frag. Most of the humour in the brilliant series comes from the side characters. But Minami-ke isn't a wacky show. It's just light hearted fun with some chuckles.

There was more fanservice then I expected in this show, there wasn't a lot but there was some, I expected virtually none. Fortunately they had a little bit of class and they found ways to cover all the panty shots. I don't like panty shots myself, I find them to be stupid and an indicator of a classless trashy anime so I was happy that there was none in this anime.

Overall I liked the show, it was a good time. It's just a light hearted slice of life. It's not a fricking tornado of laughs or a wacky festival of insanity. It's just the story of three sisters and their everyday lives. In fact right before the OP it literally tells you not to expect much from the series. Good move, I think that made me like it more! For what it is it's a good anime. I am worried about the next seasons since the art doesn't look as good (it has that look I really don't like...hard to describe). But I'll see how they are.

7/10

This show also gave me the chance to create a God awful photoshop made in 1 minute that no one expect maybe 1 or 2 people is going to get. However I felt it was my legal obligation to make this.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/CA9AUYO.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 22, 2015, 11:52:06 AM
Oh my God. The latest episode of Snafu 2 was outstanding.

Holy sh*te it really amped up 10000 notches. Everything it was building up to, especially with the ending scene from the last episode finally exploded. My God, I almost shed some manly tears and I don't really even get why. Hachiman and Yui where just...wow in this episode. The dialogue in this episode was incredible and the facial expression and animation...my God. and the voice acting...I couldn't believe it. There where really only two scenes in this episode and both of them did not feel as long as they where. I almost couldn't believe what was happening. It went from an 8/10 all the way to 9/10 with just one episode. Now this is where it's gonna get real good...wow.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on May 22, 2015, 06:17:12 PM
Oh dude Michiko to Hatchin... Watch it. I also made the same misconception. It's not made by him but the music is composed by him. But dude it's a brazillian based anime that's pulled off well. Also the feels are hit pretty hard.

If you want stuff by the Bebop guy watch Sakamichi no Appollon (music slice of life. Great show) or Zankyou no Terror / Terror in resonance (Great short thriller anime. Awesome) or Samurai Champloo (Samurai era epic action. Also hits you in the feels at the end because it's a great experience) and last but absolutely not least Space Dandy. Both seasons. Trust me you can't finish this show until you finish it. Soooo good (Gag sci fi anime directed by numerous anime directors. Awesome. )
I'm about to start disk 3. I haven't watched Jersey Shore but I'm getting the feeling this is Jersey Shore the Anime, as shot in Rio de Janeiro. I'm wishing the main characters would trip and fall into a chipper shredder.

Space Dandy was a lot of fun. Samaurai Champloo felt like he was trying to redo Bebop but only going through the motions, it was a real let down.

The new BR release of Ninja Scroll just showed up. Man it is good to see some quality anime, you forget what the good hand drawn stuff is like after enough years of the same digital/computer created pablum.  Don't get me wrong, the story is your old school garbage "baddest man alive" fare but the animation is really sweet.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 27, 2015, 02:09:29 PM
Finished Sabagebu!

This anime was fricking hilarious. My God talk about unexpected. This anime doesn't have the most appealing artstyle so I was unsure but I knew from episode 1 it would be good. I was right. It was a fricking riot. The main character Momoka is dragged into her schools survival game club, sounds like a cliche concept but this anime is different. Momoka is ruthless, evil, merciless and gives no sh*ts about anyone. She is the anti anime heroine. In this anime the characters always wield airsoft guns and shot each other and do other crazy stuff so blood is always flying. But it's "just their imagination".

This anime's humor is the best. They have a death race in Australia against a group of old people. Nobody has the heart of shoot an innocent looking grannie expect Momoka who shoots the grannie in the face and her tractor rolls off the road, slams into a rock, the old lady goes flying out with a huge stream of blood coming from her head, slams into a wall, and explodes. Also a crab and Platypus join forces and have a gun fight with the survival game club. I could describe scenes forever, this anime is fricking funny. It's the funniest comedy I've seen since D-Frag. It makes no sense and it's insane. My kind of comedy. It's the kind of humor where scenes start funny then get more and more goofy until you can't believe what just happened. I like that.

The characters where so funny. Momoka was pure evil. Urara's voice actress was incredible. She goes from talking all sweet to producing the nasty deepest grunts ever to come from a pink haired character. I didn't like the Yuki Nagato clone though. I really don't like characters like that. I'm having trouble describing this show, I laughed so much. It was excellent. One of the greatest anime comedies I've ever seen. The OP song is great as well. It's sang by Momoka's voice actress who does better than a lot of other anime voice actresses. Namely all the other characters in this show who sing on the ED. The ED is stupid and silly but it wasn't meant to be anything else.

All in all this was an excellent comedy and I got a ton of enjoyment out of it. If you want something silly that makes no sense check it out.

8/10

I watched a lot of good anime this month. The best ones being this and Barakamon. Both found there way in my top 25. It's nice to get back on track after months of White Album 2 aftermath.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 27, 2015, 03:21:48 PM
I've never even heard of that anime. Will have to google a picture. I hope she doesn't annoy me like the main herione from FLCL. I hate it when they always get their way dammit, but they're undeniably fun sorts of characters.


Oh dude Michiko to Hatchin... Watch it. I also made the same misconception. It's not made by him but the music is composed by him. But dude it's a brazillian based anime that's pulled off well. Also the feels are hit pretty hard.

If you want stuff by the Bebop guy watch Sakamichi no Appollon (music slice of life. Great show) or Zankyou no Terror / Terror in resonance (Great short thriller anime. Awesome) or Samurai Champloo (Samurai era epic action. Also hits you in the feels at the end because it's a great experience) and last but absolutely not least Space Dandy. Both seasons. Trust me you can't finish this show until you finish it. Soooo good (Gag sci fi anime directed by numerous anime directors. Awesome. )
I'm about to start disk 3. I haven't watched Jersey Shore but I'm getting the feeling this is Jersey Shore the Anime, as shot in Rio de Janeiro. I'm wishing the main characters would trip and fall into a chipper shredder.

Space Dandy was a lot of fun. Samaurai Champloo felt like he was trying to redo Bebop but only going through the motions, it was a real let down.

The new BR release of Ninja Scroll just showed up. Man it is good to see some quality anime, you forget what the good hand drawn stuff is like after enough years of the same digital/computer created pablum.  Don't get me wrong, the story is your old school garbage "baddest man alive" fare but the animation is really sweet.

Haven't actually tried out Jersey shore, only know it from the title otherwise haven't checked it out. The main characters are a bit irksome. Actually a lot of the characters in Michiko to Hatchin are simply... not endearing at all. I liked that for some reason.

Champloo did it for me man. It was also great for coming down from Bebop, and I truly loved the animation and simple story. I think Shinichiro Watanabe is great at building a relationship between a trio of characters.

Ninja Scroll I'll always remember to be amaying. And dude, 90s anime truly worked at it. I mean Bebop is a testament to how there is no excuse to making terrible anime for funding reasons and stuff (general wide sweeping statement i know but seriously, look at the dedication in the art direction and music and disagree)

I started watching Big O some time last year but was unable to continue. I'm glad to say I was even able to enjoy something that dated too. They're really manageable to watch and still valid. I think I want to find an old classic to watch because there's been too much 'it's okay' anime these past few years. I want to say 'it was awesome' while really meaning it.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MrThirtyTwo on May 30, 2015, 01:26:42 AM
I watch Nagasarete Airantou  these days. Its simple story comedy,harem type Anime. Stroy is too simple but just good when you are tried and watch to watch something to relax your self.

(http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff348/nicorobin_album/NagasareteAirantou.jpg)
I thought that one was good, the one im currently watching is Please teacher, even though ive seen it 3 times now. I try to find new anime I haven't seen yet but since ive watched so many that list is getting smaller and smaller.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on May 30, 2015, 10:24:09 AM
Tried watching Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on Netflix streaming.
It is the worst written trash I have seen in quite a while. Completely putrid, the writers should never be allowed to write again.
I gave up after it was explained to the mech pilot that he can't go killing the murdering raping pirates, so the mech pilot should just shine a light on the pirate fleet while the good guys shell them with 6-8" guns... Yeah, I'm sure those battle ships were loaded with nerf.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 30, 2015, 12:18:27 PM
Oh dude I'm sorry, I should've warned you against that one! It was another one of Urobochi's new interest in making crappy mecha shows. Do not watch Aldnoah if you haven't already, and oh by the way there's a season 2 for that one.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MissChurro on May 30, 2015, 02:47:13 PM
I haven't posted here in awhile, huh...
Well since last time I posted, I've completed Durarara!! and Kyoukai no Kanata. I really enjoyed both. :thumbsup:

From June to August I'll be having a "Summer Anime Binge," and here's what I plan on watching:

Anohana
Usagi Drop
Barakamon
Haikyuu!!
Durarara!!2x

Will add more depending on how quickly I get through these. If anyone has any recommendations for anime that have a Summer-y feel, please let me know. ::)

Oh yeah, and I also want to start Neon Genesis Evangelion soon. Does anybody know where I can watch that? I've been unsuccessful in finding it. :hmm:

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 30, 2015, 03:26:38 PM
Squid Girl is the ultimate summer anime. I can't think of a better summer show. Barakamon would've been a good one if I waited 2 months...defiantly a summer vibe series. I meant to watch Anohana last year but I didn't. It's hard to find the right time with series like that.

I need to come up with some good series to watch this summer, last summer I hardly watched anything. I defiantly wanna finally see You're Under Arrest (I watched the OVA 4 months ago and enjoyed it but it's 47 episodes and I haven't watched an anime over 30 episodes in a year) and rewatch Gurren Lagann (for the 4th time).
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 30, 2015, 08:16:47 PM
Just finished Kill La Kill.

I watched the first 2 episodes when they aired and I thought it was way too fast paced and silly so I fell behind. Now that I've come back nearly two years later, ya it was pretty awesome. Of course the Gurren Lagann comparisons where flying and right away I knew it wasn't going to be on the same level. You don't get better than the best. Still it was a great and exciting show in it's own right. In fact I thought it was a little more similar to Evangelion. All the huge blood squirts and what happened in episode 12, straight out of Evangelion.

I thought it's weak point was it's silliness though. I mean it was funny but the mix of serious and comedy was a little off. Not as bad as Fairy Tail but still. At least it didn't take it self overly serious so this isn't too big a deal. There was great action and every single time Before My Body Is Dry played it was exciting. There wasn't one time that failed to get me going. It did scale up nicely and go in different directions then expected. Unfortunately I knew all the characters and their forms already from having seeing so much fan art but it didn't ruin the show.

The characters where awesome, Ryuko's VA did an incredible job. Mako was far better than expected. The nudist beach dudes where amusing. I really liked Nonon to, I liked her voice. I didn't even know this series was dubbed, the last dubbed series I watched was B Gata H Kei last year. Nonon's English voice seemed alright but I liked her weird Japanese one. Ryuko didn't sound as good from the clips I saw. However it might have been nice to see the dub since the subtitles got a little hard to read with so much action going on. The character designs where top notch though! I dug the art style. The soundtrack was really awesome as well. The two OPs where alright, I mean they don't compare to Sorairo Days but they did there job and where awesome when they played in the last episode. Any show that plays the OP in the last episode is a winner. A show that plays both OPs in the last episode? Double winner.

I don't watch many actions series and this is why. Whenever I do watch one and it's awesome I enjoy it even more. This was a really great anime, there was silliness and a lot of unnecessary things but I didn't mind to much. It didn't get as epic as Gurren Lagann but it was still awesome in it's own right and I had fun. Good stuff!

8/10
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MrThirtyTwo on May 30, 2015, 11:48:26 PM
Tried watching Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on Netflix streaming.
It is the worst written trash I have seen in quite a while. Completely putrid, the writers should never be allowed to write again.
I gave up after it was explained to the mech pilot that he can't go killing the murdering raping pirates, so the mech pilot should just shine a light on the pirate fleet while the good guys shell them with 6-8" guns... Yeah, I'm sure those battle ships were loaded with nerf.
really? I actually liked that one. the ending was a complete twist. didn't expect the ending to end the way it did.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 30, 2015, 11:51:56 PM
I thought you'd pull the trigger on Kill la Kill Manimal for some reason (so to speak). Glad you liked it too. Man that anime was epic.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MrThirtyTwo on May 30, 2015, 11:55:58 PM
I thought you'd pull the trigger on Manimal for some reason (so to speak). Glad you liked it too. Man that anime was epic.
was that to me?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on May 31, 2015, 12:30:05 AM
Typo. Meant to say Kill la Kill
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MrThirtyTwo on May 31, 2015, 12:37:25 AM
ah kk
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on May 31, 2015, 07:59:38 AM
I thought you'd pull the trigger on Kill la Kill Manimal for some reason (so to speak). Glad you liked it too. Man that anime was epic.

Ya it was a good time. I've been looking for an anime that would come on in and...cover me. Okay that pun didn't work...I can't top your Trigger pun.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Crackhead Johny on May 31, 2015, 06:27:46 PM
Tried watching Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet on Netflix streaming.
It is the worst written trash I have seen in quite a while. Completely putrid, the writers should never be allowed to write again.
I gave up after it was explained to the mech pilot that he can't go killing the murdering raping pirates, so the mech pilot should just shine a light on the pirate fleet while the good guys shell them with 6-8" guns... Yeah, I'm sure those battle ships were loaded with nerf.
really? I actually liked that one. the ending was a complete twist. didn't expect the ending to end the way it did.
So your brain didn't make shrieking noises when the girl asks mecha pilot to save Yoko Knockoff from the pirates, the she and the crew spit out the cliche' "killing is wrong!" speech, which doesn't work when you are saving someone from being raped to death by pirates, the next scene they have him shine a light on the pirate fleet that has come to kill them, so they can shell the pirates with battle ship guns..
At that point the writers are just reaching into the cliche hat and pulling things out and sticking them together, even if they do not work. The show is brutally stupid.

Maybe it picks up after the first few episodes. Magi got better after its terrible terrible start but still went back to feed at the trough of stupid, regularly.

It can be argued that "these are shows for children" but I do not support teaching kids to be dumb or using their lack of knowledge to feed them garbage. You read the book A Wizard of Earthsea and it is good smart stuff for kids. (the anime was an abomination), kids can have nice things we just have to let them.. and slap writers who try to feed them garbage..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on June 02, 2015, 08:08:07 PM
Caught up to Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches.

I read the 2 volumes of the manga currently published here and I enjoyed it so I thought I'd watch the anime. I don't like to read manga online, unfortunately it takes forever for manga to get published. 2 months between volumes...ugh. Anyways the anime is pretty good actually! The plot doesn't seem interesting, a guy can switch bodies with people when he kisses them, but it's actually a lot more then that. It's interesting for what it is. There are 7 girls in the high school who have different powers they can transmit via kisses, sounds kinda dumb but it's not bad. What's lame however is the OP spoils who the witches are so there's no mystery.

This anime has fantastic art actually. It's a pretty simple style, when I read the manga I thought it was older then it actually was. The anime has really nice colours. Great voice acting as well, especially Shiraishi's VA. She voices Yukino in Snafu as well, you can really tell. She has a very pleasant voice. Noa is my favorite witch so far, her episode was shockingly good. I'm surprised how enjoyable the anime is. It's not like the greatest most original thing I've seen but it's actually quite good. Note worthy soundtrack as well, something not seen in a lot of shows like this. The OP is good but the ED...not so much. It's really rushed though. They covered almost all of volume 1 in the first episode and cut out and re purposed a lot of scenes. But if you haven't read any of the manga you won't notice.

4 more episodes and 2 more witches...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on June 04, 2015, 05:42:27 AM
That is one heck of a weird storyline there dude.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on June 04, 2015, 12:37:50 PM
Ya I know, if I just heard the plot without seeing the art I wouldn't have watched it. But as weird as it is it's shockingly good.

On an unrelated note I started You're Under Arrest. 47 episodes of an episodic series...I hope I can make it. I really did like the OVA. Seems like it'll be a fun light series, something kinda different. I have been meaning to watch some older anime. Sadly I couldn't find a good version online only one with yellow sub titles. Ah 90s anime struggles. I was sad they used a different OP song for the series. The OVA has Courage At 100mph a pretty awesome song that fit perfectly. The series has some crappy song I'll probably skip every time. God damn.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on June 10, 2015, 07:39:37 PM
i cant understand what my husband is saying season 2!!!...

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on June 10, 2015, 08:23:38 PM
Rideback

-interesting story so im gonna finish this in one go..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 12, 2015, 11:47:10 PM
Just finished Death Parade.
Spoiler
Loved it up until the last couple of episodes, when the drama was a little too overdone. Too many tears, display of emotion, especially on Decim's part. It was equal parts moving and alienatingly absurd. Hearing saxophone during those sequences was even weirder.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manga Is Amazing on June 17, 2015, 09:46:50 PM
Pokemon... JK  ;D
I watch Attack on Titan, .//hack, Terrible Duo, and "A Certain Scientific Railgun".
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on June 19, 2015, 12:14:42 PM
watching Suisei no gargantia while sketching something up..
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on June 20, 2015, 12:23:47 PM
Assassination Classroom Season 1 is done!

All in all it was a great show. Started good, got a little rough in the middle, then it came around at the end and got real good. I really enjoyed the last 5-6 episodes. There was a string of great cliffhangers and it got pretty intense while keeping it's fun mood up.

With an anime like this you know that their assassination attempts with fail because they can't kill Koro-Sensei in episode 3 or else their is no show. However they learn something each time and in the end they use their skills on something different and unexpected. The end was very satisfying, thank God they are making another season. But even if they weren't it be at least a good wrap up.

Koro-Sensei was hilarious. His voice was excellent and I love his "Nuh Huh Huh Huh" laugh. He made for a lot of good comedy. I liked Karasuma and Bitch-Sensei as well. There was a lot of students and they did a decent job highlighting the mains ones. Some of them float around in the back while others are featured normally or have solo episodes. Some of them like the science girl and blonde where interesting but didn't get featured much. This just happens with shows like this though so it's understandable. The main students where good, Karma was probably my favourite.

In the middle the show was a little rough. They where introducing the most baddest of bad characters. Stereotypical psycho anime characters. I didn't much like some of those characters but they turned it around and it got better from there.

The first OP was a pretty bad song though. Luckily they changed it (best OP change ever? Some OPs should never change, thank God this one did). OP 2 Jirikihongan Revolution is a decent track. Five of the voice actors sing it...and they are not very good singers but they do their best and it makes for a good anime song. Very catchy chorus I must say. The OP single has a hilarious song by Koro-Sensei. A solo track. It's really goofy and enjoyable.

Overall Assassination Classroom turned out great and I look forward to seeing what will happen next. The art was great, their was good humour and the characters where fun. It was smart of them to make it 22 episodes and the fact that there will be another season makes this one better.

8 or 7.5/10

Now only 2 episodes of Yamada-Kun, 1 of Snafu 2 and a few more Teekyuu 4s and this anime season is done for me! There will be some interesting shows next season but this one, for the few shows I watched was good.
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Post by: Coryn on June 22, 2015, 08:20:30 AM
Okay, so now that the ethernet finally got set up in this terrible ass dorm room, I finally got around to watching Ninja Slayer (in a way that wasn't horribly laggy), and I have to admit, I'm kinda getting into it. especially since episode 3 when the animation really started to pick up some. Not that the weird 2D thing is horrible, but it's nice to see something a little more fluid, at least in the more mundane scenes.

Plus the concept is pretty interesting I think.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 22, 2015, 06:51:13 PM
Finished Kids on the Slope during lunch today. One of the few anime I've watched recently that made me sad it was over.
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Post by: legomaestro on June 25, 2015, 06:44:07 PM
Sakamichi no Apollon was brilliant. Seems appropriate that you enjoyed it as well.

How went things with Mushishi by the way? And Mononoke?
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 25, 2015, 10:25:57 PM
For some reason I didn't feel compelled to finish them. For Mushishi Zoku Shou, while there are some very interesting episodes, others are kind of forgettable in comparison to the memorability of the first series. For Mononoke, right out of the gate I tried to write a series with a similar mood, and got tired of that mood before I finished watching the series. I know if I sit myself down and finish it, it will be a rewarding experience, but I started back on Cowboy Bebop, so I'm going with that for a bit. 
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Post by: Manimal on June 27, 2015, 08:25:37 AM
Snafu 2 is done!

Overall I really enjoyed the series. It's such a step up from season 1. The animation and character designs are so much better and I thought the drama and writing was fantastic. Lots of great drama from this series, especially with Yukino, Yui and Hachiman. Hachiman's social commentaries from season 1 where dropped however I didn't even mind. I liked the direction they took with this series. The last episode was really great. God damn cliff hanger ending...I figured something like this would happen. Hopefully there will be an OVA to finish the series after this. The ending wasn't White Album 2 level but it was in the same vain as that.

But ya the animation was so greatly improved. The expressions where fantastic especially for Yukino. I felt she was kind of left in the dust by the other female characters in the beginning of the season but she came around by the end. I liked the new character Isshiki, and of course Sensei is the best as always. The opening Harumodoki was fantastic and a little better than Yukitoki but the ending theme while good was not as good as season 1's Hello Alone

So overall I really liked the series, it really amped things up and it was great. I hope we get a true ending later and that this doesn't turn out to be something that will make you read the light novels.

8/10
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Post by: neoraise on July 02, 2015, 11:45:13 AM
gangsta..

loading it up right now..
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Post by: Gaff on July 02, 2015, 03:10:14 PM
Based on the first episode, it didn't feel like it was breaking any new ground, but other than that, Gangsta was quite good.
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Post by: Vacant on July 02, 2015, 03:28:00 PM
ah man..I've got high hopes for  Gangsta and ranpo kitan, will sit down and watch them in the next few days.
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Post by: neoraise on July 03, 2015, 10:15:29 AM
Angel beats:Hell's kitchen(special ep.2)

loading it up..
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Post by: Manimal on July 08, 2015, 07:44:18 AM
Finished The Idol Master Cinderella Girls.

I gave it a second chance, I dropped it 1 episode in when it aired. I decided to try again since season 2 is starting soon. Glad I did. It certainly wasn't as good as The Idol Master but it was a decent series in it's own right. It was fun, enjoyable and nicely animated. The show did an amazing job of balancing it's 14 main character cast. Everybody got their moment. Some episodes focused on certain units in the group. Just like The Idol Master the episodes specifically focused on a character or group where the most interesting ones. I really like Ranko's episode. She was a one note character at first, that kind of Rikka Takanashi character who wears Gothic clothes and says weird things about darkness and such, she got better by the end. Riina bothered me until her episode as well. She is very one note, she says rock at least 10 times per episode. She's the rocker of the group, in fact she wears a KISS sweater in 2 episodes which I appreciated. Miku was a good character but it got annoying when she said "nya" at the end of every sentence. The characters in this series where far more one note then The Idol Master. Though Rin was a great character, Uzuki was adorable and Anzu was funny.

The Producer in this series was not nearly as good as The Producer in The Idol Master. That Producer was an excellent character and one of the strongest parts of that show. He was just as good as the girls. This Producer first came off as creepy and weird but is really just stiff and awkward. The episodes where he had to understand the girls where good, especially when he had to help Ranko with her debut single. He was a different kind of Producer and I thought he was alright.

The songs in the show where pretty decent. The opening Star!! is good and some of the insert songs where note worthy. I didn't really notice the soundtrack though. The Idol Master had a note worthy score but not so much this series.

Also there was a bit of drama in here as well, as to be expected. It was decent though sometimes a bit melodramatic. The only thing is the girls really get everything handed to them which doesn't make this series as interesting as Love Live. They got all their songs written for them, Rin, Uzuki and Mio can't even come up with a name for their unit so they use the Producers' place holder name. Riina and Miku are the only ones who actually write a song. I really liked in Love Live how they had characters to compose and write the songs. There where two episodes where they struggled to write a fitting song. I really liked the DIY aspect of Love Live but that is a different idol series, the best of it's genre.

As for Cinderella Girls it was a fun watch and though not as good as The Idol Master it was still enjoyable eve though some of the cast was one note. Let's see what happens in the next season.

7/10
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on July 08, 2015, 05:27:47 PM
Just finished Cowboy Bebop. Man.
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Post by: neoraise on July 11, 2015, 10:41:31 AM
right after i got home..

Gate:Thus J.S.D.F fought there!

Been reading the manga for so long and im really glad they made the anime right away.

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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on July 14, 2015, 12:20:43 AM
Ergo Proxy. In the beginning, there were some problems with how they relayed information, and the characters can be severely annoying sometimes (although it seems to imply that's intentional at points), but, otherwise, I'm enjoying it.
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Post by: Manga Is Amazing on July 14, 2015, 08:04:11 AM
A couple of my favorite series are attack on titan, a certain scientific Railgun, the breaker, and dynamic duo.
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Post by: neoraise on July 14, 2015, 01:38:05 PM
Recorder and Randsell


Loading it up!
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Post by: neoraise on July 25, 2015, 03:17:17 PM
Just finished watching
First Squad:Moment of Truth and Rewatching Project Arms..
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Post by: RPGlitchy on August 02, 2015, 09:50:41 AM
Overlord
Gate And the JSDF Fought There
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou

Really enjoying the Overlord anime adaptation. I hope it never ends (<_<) (>_>)
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Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2015, 10:08:39 AM
Wait what is the original source material for Overlord? A light novel? Then I'Ve got to read that one...
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Post by: RPGlitchy on August 05, 2015, 10:12:33 PM
Yes! Overlord was a light novel, and a web novel. You can find the translations here.

http://skythewood.blogspot.com/p/knights-and-magic-author-amazake-no.html

I was talking about how the anime doesn't do the illustrations for the novel any justice. Whoever first drew Overlord was an artist supreme.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c0DBPG-s_28/VEb8GzDZ2yI/AAAAAAAAApQ/tcl9rCbAmoQ/s1600/1.jpg)
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Post by: Manimal on August 06, 2015, 07:29:17 AM
Man I've really let this summer season slip past me.

I dropped a couple shows and kinda stopped checking out new ones. This is what happens when I try to do first impressions! I've been keeping up with Wakaba*Girl, Teekyuu 5, and Bikini Warriors however. Wakaba*Girl is so dumb but it's actualy a pretty cute show, I was too hard on it at first. It's good fun. Teekyuu 5 proves Teekyuu is the God of all anime once again. I really hope this series gets to at least Teekyuu 10. We're half way there. Bikini Warriors is actually an effective RPG parody. It knows why people watch it and doesn't waste time with stupid stories no one cares about like High School DxD. Bikini Warriors delivers 4 minutes of pure fanservice while also being an effective parody. That's a bit remarkable.

I'm falling behind on Castle Town Dandelion. It's not a bad show but it is a slight bit boring. I haven't watched more of A Boring World... yet but I plan to.

Also this season has been amazing for anime music. Frick we got new songs from Mami Kawada, Iori Nomizu, Ray, Lia and many others. I mean when there is a new Mami Kawada song, that's exciting. She's defiantly a favourite, her voice is so comforting. She just sounds so pleasant as heard on Awareness, All In Good Time and others. Iori Nomizu is not a good singer but there's something about her cotton balls in mouth cuteness with hard rocking backing that I like. It actually really works. She has one of more interesting voices of anime voice actresses. She like either charmingly sucks or is just sugary sweet good, I don't know. But this season for music is the best since last spring.
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Post by: MK on August 06, 2015, 07:35:41 AM
What new anime are you watching this season?

My answer:
ALL OF THEM!!!  Yup yup, I kind of like almost any anime (Blood C was the only anime ever that I didn't like but I watched it all anyways)
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Post by: suupertramp on August 06, 2015, 04:33:57 PM
haha, yeah me too. the only animes of this season i wont watch are the sequels i havnt seen the prequels of :P
if i watched less anime i would probably be better at drawing though :P

current favorites of this season:
ushio to tora
overlord
working!!!

and from last season (still airing):
denpa kyoushi
the disappearance of nagato yuki
shokugeki no shouma (brilliant)
kyoukai no rinne
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 06, 2015, 06:58:13 PM
Just finished Ergo Proxy. I liked it. It definitely had its flaws, but it was interesting enough to keep me watching. As far as philosophical bents go, this was definitely better executed than the overhyped Code Geass. But there were some unwelcome fluctuations in tone. It seemed like, in the middle of the series, the authors realized their characters were unlikable, and tried to make up for it by adding a couple jarringly lighter episodes where they were subjects of satire.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 06, 2015, 07:05:18 PM
Oh man you hadn't watched it yet? It was amazing.

Code Geass was boss dude. I think the fans may ruin it if you call it overhyped, but it was a great anime no olie.

Ergo Proxy's light hearted episodes were what made it for me though. Reminded me of Angel Beats and the like actually. Cowboy Bebop even. How many random comedic episodes did you see from that anime haha.
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Post by: suupertramp on August 06, 2015, 07:08:00 PM
Just finished Ergo Proxy.

probably one of the wierdest animes i have seen. yeah looking back i think i know what you mean. i didnt really get the characters at all, and since it was one of my first animes, i didnt really know what was going on at all. must rewatch it :P
the atmosphere/mood was done well i think though.

didnt like code geass though. not finished though :P
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 06, 2015, 07:29:04 PM
Code Geass was boss dude. I think the fans may ruin it if you call it overhyped, but it was a great anime no olie.
Code Geass wasn't bad, but it wasn't the masterpiece I was told it was. The pace, for instance, was so fast that, while it kept the show entertaining throughout, character development felt horribly rushed and contrived. I was kind of underwhelmed at a lot of moments. Plus, the parts where Lelouch predicts what other people are going to say and then records himself responding to it were kind of ridiculous.

Ergo Proxy's light hearted episodes were what made it for me though. Reminded me of Angel Beats and the like actually. Cowboy Bebop even. How many random comedic episodes did you see from that anime haha.
Ergo Proxy's atmosphere didn't call for that kind of thing, though. Some shows can do that kind of thing well. But EP didn't. There was also the issue of information being revealed in weird ways towards the beginning. I didn't really start enjoying the show until I could piece together some things. Not to mention a lot of vague, broad statements and questions ("Who is Vincent Law?" "Was all of this according to the Regent's plan?") which were confusing in a complex story that almost required specificity. I liked the atmosphere of it, though, and the philosophical bits were done well.

It makes me want to delve into some of the titles I've heard in the same breath: Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, Boogiepop Phantom, Ghost Hound, etc. I've seen a little bit of some of them, but I've not watched any of them through.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 06, 2015, 07:34:29 PM
Man, you're going after the cyberpunk anime that I actually love a lot. Texhnolyze was phenomenal for me, but I suspect you'll have the same issues with them as well. Still, since you're willing to try I'll heavily recommend all of those that you've mentioned.

I'm more confident that you'll enjoy Denou Coil at least.

And Haibane Renmei, though not cybperpunk has the same feel. I have yet to finish it but wish I did
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 06, 2015, 07:54:54 PM
I've seen Dennou Coil actually. Loved it.

Haibane Renmei is on my list, but I haven't buckled down to watch it yet.
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Post by: Gaff on August 06, 2015, 07:56:23 PM
I should really give Ergo Proxy another shot.  I tried watching it a few years back, but couldn't get into it at the time - I thought it was just trying too hard to be meaningful and came across as wilfully obscure.  We're not exactly flooded with similar shows now though, so might be time to reconsider that.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 06, 2015, 08:44:03 PM
There are a lot of anime that have the weird "what is truth" kind of conversations or something that I find grueling and incomprehensible. Ergo Proxy had those all over, but it was different because I could actually make sense of it (until the last two episodes, that is) and it referenced actual philosophy instead of teenage-level profundity. But again, there are lots of unintentionally vague lines in the series that can confuse things.
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Post by: Manimal on August 07, 2015, 04:24:02 PM
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 07, 2015, 06:53:27 PM
K-On is probably one I will watch, someday, no matter how good or bad it is (I've heard a lot of mixed opinions).

I'm watching Serial Experiments Lain now, and really digging it. I remember sampling the first episode a while back and thinking that the art wasn't great, but I didn't know it was a 90s anime! It's quite different from other 90s anime in a lot of ways. This also makes sense of the 90's cyberkitch stuff.
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Post by: Manimal on August 07, 2015, 07:57:10 PM
It's worth checking out to see if you like it. Again I was wrong for rushing to the end. I kinda ruined the second season by trying to finish it quickly. That was a bad idea, it really was a nice enjoyable series. Just go in with a positive mindset and don't expect a serious show.
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Post by: RPGlitchy on August 07, 2015, 09:49:33 PM
Am I the only one who's watched Legend of the Galactic Heroes? Before Code Geass, Death Note, was this masterpiece of a space opera with two incredible intellectuals who battled it out in 110 episodes of pure genius.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 07, 2015, 10:04:59 PM
I've seen the first 8 episodes. I meant to continue it, but I started watching it at a time when I was burnt out on anime in general.
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Post by: neoraise on August 09, 2015, 01:06:44 PM
Watching:A boring World that the concept of dirty jokes doesnt exist.
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Post by: Gaff on August 09, 2015, 01:55:30 PM
I watched about a season's worth of LotGH a few years ago.  It's a clever series, but I found it very dry and after around 28 episodes, I'd just gotten tired of it.  I have a lot of respect for it, but it's not one I'm in love with.
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Post by: suupertramp on August 09, 2015, 03:04:38 PM
2eps in to galactic heros, stalled it long term, but im watching a lot of long animes now because i dont have to search for a new one so much :P

K-on: yeah yui is really annoying. i'm about halfway through S2 and can only watch about 1 episode a month. i love the art style though, its one of the styles i would like to draw.
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Post by: Manimal on August 11, 2015, 05:27:31 PM
Saw Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F in theatres. It was a good movie, to my surprise the theatre was supremely packed. The movie went over really well, every joke got a reaction, I think the biggest reaction was when Krillian appeared for the first time and Yamcha was mentioned. Dragon Ball Z is just that kind of anime man, it was such a treat to not only watch it in a theatre with a bunch of fans but just to have a new movie. I didn't watch the Japanese first like I did with Battle Of Gods so it was such a better experience. When Battle Of Gods played last year it was a very lazy screening but this time more care was put into it and there was an actual pre show unlike Battle Of Gods where the movie just randomly started. But ya the film was good, I mean ya it was predictable and you could guess what was going to happen but that didn't matter. It was Dragon Ball Z and I had a great time. Master Roshi actually kicked some ass, Vegeta got to fight and they focused on a good group of characters.

Also I started Ben-To but dropped it. The idea for the show is really funny however the series has no jokes. It's a fricking show where they fight over half priced food and by episode 4 or so the humour is gone and we get all this really stupid stuff happening and there are no jokes. No jokes about how silly it is, it presents itself like you should take it seriously. I guess it's a parody of over the top action shows but to make a parody you make fun of the subject and use...JOKES. Ben-To started funny but got plain boring by episode 5. This is a failure of a comedy anime. It had a funny setup but failed to use actual humour. You need jokes to make stuff like this work. Just like how in Haruhi, Mikuru was a failure of a moe parody.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 11, 2015, 07:37:06 PM
Man, that's a shame. Ben-to will always be one of my favourite ecchi comedy anime. A fresh 7/10 for me. The concept of fighting around food and the ridiculous ecchi. I think the humour was straightforward in that one but if it didn't tickle your fancy then there is nothing for it.

Great that DBZ is still enjoyeable like that though. I still haven't truly watched that as an anime.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2015, 04:54:42 AM
Rokka no Yuusha is turning out to be pretty solid. The main character's fighting style is quite interesting, and every episode is great.

Even Overlord is great
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Post by: suupertramp on August 12, 2015, 01:26:51 PM
i cant say i found ben-to funny but i still enjoyed it. i think i get too caught up in the story to notice its wierdness, or lack of story even :P

this season has some great stuff. for the first time i am managing to keep up with every show that i want to watch. normally i get swamped with episodes and have to stall a few, but being on school holiday helps (technicians still get school holidays :P)

still cant believe i marathoned DBZ over like 4 days :P lost a lot of sleep but a brilliant show :P
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Post by: Manimal on August 12, 2015, 01:47:18 PM
You watched 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z in 4 days? I think that's literally impossible. Heh heh, it took me the course of 3 months and then I read all the manga since it was at the library here, that took just as long. I'm a slow reader.

But ya Ben-To just didn't have comedy. The plot was stupid (and really it's suppose to be!) but it started to become like a serious thing without humour to note how stupid it is. Though I looked some stuff up and found there's a sweet les scene in episode 9. I almost considered watching it again but there are better actually funny animes to watch. But if you're making an anime about duels over half priced food and it's not funny than you don't have anything worth while there. That is a real funny idea but without humour it's just stupid.
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Post by: suupertramp on August 12, 2015, 04:19:44 PM
theres a fair number of animes that fit the genre "serious over something not serious", like phi brain for puzzle solving etc. i think those are best watched with the brain turned off :P but it helps if they have a layer of comedy as well, otherwise you start to question everything :P

@manimal it might not have been quite 4 days but it was like 40-50 episodes a day for sure. definitly not more than a week :P. i barely slept though, but it didnt really matter since it was a school holiday (wonderful things). normally i can't watch so much anime in one go since i have work and such, but the holidays are great for doing everything hahahaha.

it took me 3 months to watch one piece up to date last year, but that was with other stuff as well. when i get addicted i start watching 10+ eps a day, especially of longer series.  currently watching inuyasha, its a bit annoying in parts, especially romance-wise :P
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Post by: Manimal on August 12, 2015, 04:36:02 PM
Jesus, there has been very few times I watched more than 10 episodes in a day. That many, I can't even. It'd take me a months to watch 50 episodes. Maybe. Frick I started You're Under Arrest in June and I'm on episode 32 of 50 something (mainly because I haven't watched it in a while, it's a good show though).

On the topic of school holidays, one March break it took me like the whole time to watch HenNeko. A 12 episode series. I am not worthy. Then again that series wasn't the greatest either (expect for one thing) so it wasn't like "oh my God gotta see what happens next". It was actually a pretty bad show.
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Post by: suupertramp on August 12, 2015, 05:32:03 PM
hahaha i know. i'm obsessed so i can do it easily, but i totally dont recommend it. a week of 10+ a day will nearly do me in, so i cant do it continuously without sleeping on the weekends, which i also dont recommend . ive watched about 80+ eps in the last week and i am dead tired right now. time to go to sleep i think :P
plus it messes up my drawing routine because i need a large amount of time to draw as well :(
ok im really going to sleep now :P
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 13, 2015, 12:38:41 AM
Just finished Lain. Interesting how the writer wrote several other series of varying quality and styles. How do you go from Lain to Digimon to Futari Ecchi? RahXephon, I could possibly see as a misstep within a margin of stylistically similarity, but the others baffle me. I guess writers have to put bread on the table after all.
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Post by: MK on August 13, 2015, 01:37:13 AM
40-50 episodes a day... 13.3 to 16.7 hours a day....  That seems a bit excessive, I'd rather draw for that entire time XD...  Last year I probably only did 25 episodes in a day max but now I try to calm myself now... Max of 3 episodes a day because i want to improve my art rather than watch anime :/
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Post by: legomaestro on August 13, 2015, 09:18:03 PM
Prison Highschool

I have no words

nsfw
Spoiler
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Spoiler
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Post by: suupertramp on August 15, 2015, 10:03:09 AM
@lego yeah :P actually those images were the least nsfw from the show :P

@matsui yes i do sort of regret it, but i have usually a large amount of time to draw as well, so sometimes i take a bit of a break to watch more than the usual anime, then back to a lot of drawing :P i do totally want to improve my drawing more than anime as well, but i just...cant.....stop....watching :P
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Post by: Manimal on August 15, 2015, 10:07:42 PM
Started Excel Saga. Really enjoying it and all it's silliness.

Than I found out about the 2 episode OVA spin off of sorts Puni Puni Poemi. I was not ready for that. My God it was fricking hilarious. It really tapped into my sense of humor, it was extremely over the top and ridiculous and I had a blast with it. This is my kind of comedy. It's like the cartoons I watched as a kid in terms of craziness, Sponge Bob, Rocko's Modern Life, CatDog, Fairly Odd Parents, all these shows inspired me to draw in the first place and where the basis of my sense of humor. This is one of the only animes I've ever seen that really clicks with what I find really funny. Just little things like a characters neck extending or a character blowing up randomly, all these little cartoonisms. Teekyuu is the only other anime I've seen that is on this level of craziness. Most anime comedies rely on cliches and awkward humor. That's alright but it's stuff like this that I like most.

This OVA was totally off the wall. Some scenes might have gone a little too far but it was fricking funny. It went farther than anything I've seen in most anime. Like when the two aliens meet and rub their large hanging balls in each others faces and just all the sisters characters in general. Just lots of crazy stuff that you question how the director came up with it. I like stuff like that, stuff that's so insane that you question how someone came up with it. There is probably a lot of anime like this, I've never really looked into these kind of OVAs. I enjoyed watching this one, it was crazy, funny and the dub was hilarious as well. Kind of so bad it's good. This is the kind of show that reminds me what got me making comics in the first place. It channeled a bit of Rocko and Ren & Stimpy expect in anime form and with 1000X the sexual content.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 16, 2015, 12:38:45 AM
Haibane Renmei, just the first episode tonight. I was slightly skeptical of it (right now it just seems like it's about angels), but I eventually found myself impressed with how committed the writer was to the idea. He puts a lot of realism into the way the Haibane develop which gradually compounded the intrigue.
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Post by: legomaestro on August 16, 2015, 04:23:38 AM
I still need to finish Haibane Renmei. It really grabbed my interest. Man I used to binge watch only anime with story focus like that. Most cyperpunk anime filled that niche for me too. I used to avoid others like the plague.

You should also check out Kino no Tabi.
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Post by: MK on August 16, 2015, 06:51:39 AM
I'll have to say that of the new anime this season I am overall pretty impressed...


Charlotte had a really disappointing first episode (more like the main character annoyed me).  It got better but then episode 7 was a real shocker to me (but a good shocker)


Rokka no Yuusha had a slow start but I liked it throughout so far... 


Ushio to Tora actually had some surprising moments in it but I was expecting like a totally dark, gorey and suspenseful mood from it but still alright. 

Overlord really connected to my inner gamer, if I was to explain it...  SAO plus as a caster minus the romance minus the annoying part of kirito plus super bad ass minus really trying to escape add trying to take over a foreign land plus a yandere girl minus the super embarrassed girls plus more humor plus probably for more mature audiences...  Ok so the equation comes out to be:
SAO+AAC-R-APOK+SBA-RTTE+TTTOAFL+YG-SEG+MH+PMFMA=Overlord=this was a really bad comparison

There is more I could post but I mostly wanted to talk about Charlotte being pretty shocking this episode XD
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: suupertramp on August 16, 2015, 08:24:56 AM
that ep of charlotte, wow was not expecting :P the first ep almost made me want to drop the show though :P

gakkou gurashi had a brilliant first ep. since i watch most animes without knowing at all what it is about, i get really surprised by stuff that happens. definitely watch that first ep.

loving the main character in overlord. although the show seems to be a bit slow, its pretty cool. the main character doesnt seem too bothered about getting back though, same as log horizon there didnt seem to be much emotional damage, although overlord notices his emotions are changing so at least it gets mentioned sort of.
although if you are an otaku gamer i think you probably wouldnt be too bothered if you ended up stuck in the game you played 24/7 anyway :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 16, 2015, 10:25:24 AM
I still need to finish Haibane Renmei. It really grabbed my interest. Man I used to binge watch only anime with story focus like that. Most cyperpunk anime filled that niche for me too. I used to avoid others like the plague.

You should also check out Kino no Tabi.
I tried watching an episode on hulu, but they only had the dub, and the dub was... ehhh. It seems like a really good show, but I'm going to wait till I find the sub.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on August 19, 2015, 02:13:35 AM
I did lots of math...  So I started anime about 2 years ago...  So far I have seen about 3601 episodes (I have seen a bit more but didn't include a few non finished seasons)... And also not including short anime or all the anime I rewatched...

So 730ish days of anime...  I average 4.9 episodes a day...  Recently I haven't been watching nearly as much anime which just scares me further that my average used to be higher...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: suupertramp on August 20, 2015, 05:15:47 PM
lol

@kenshin so long as you spend your time on what you think is important at the time it doesn't matter :P

my stats so far: 34962 eps (over about 4/5 years)
thats 123 whole days for those that dont want to do that math (including myself). its a scary amount :P
only 379 animes though, i thought it would be higher :P
but definitely not something to be proud of, since i could have been doing more drawing :P
my drawing stats is only about 660 hours of drawing, which is only 27 days, oh dear time management :P

and thats not including re-watched stuff (not much), and stuff still airing, so Detective conan (700+), one piece (700+), naruto (400+) and a couple others not included :P

time for a moments silence for all my killed time :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on August 21, 2015, 03:30:26 AM
Ok I watched a couple episodes of Ranpo Kitan...  The main character bugs me so much...  How can it be a guy???  He even has curves... Watch the first episode, the movements are completely girlish (especially taking off the shoes)...  Even voiced by a girl too...  How far must anime go in this aspect...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: suupertramp on August 21, 2015, 03:41:19 AM
theres a considerable number of male parts that are voiced by females in anime. orochimaru from naruto if you can believe it :P basically they want the voice they want, and if a female can do it, they get the part :P

and yeah i am convinced he is actually a girl, even the way his friend treats him is creepy for a guy. the MCs character is messed up anyway, i nearly stopped watching it but its similar to dangan ronpa, and past the first few eps it settles down, at least for now :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MK on August 21, 2015, 04:52:46 AM
Well I guess it does make sense to use girls to voice act for him...  Girls are often times used for children's voices in plays... I recently been to Peter Pan play and Peter was acted by a girl
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2015, 12:34:40 PM
I just saw a man die by being sucked into breasts in Overlord. I have no words.

Also Punchline is surprisingly really good. Loving this anime.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on September 19, 2015, 01:15:18 PM
Finished Haibane Renmei a good while ago. Good series. I'm liking these shorter ones. I started The Eccentric Family. I'm on the fence about it. I think I like it? But it's a little scattered with all the references it tries to give you to things you don't understand yet. That said, I've only seen the first two episodes.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on September 21, 2015, 08:06:07 PM
Caught up with Food Wars, just in time for the last episode. This show started out pretty good but after about episode 10 it dropped. It's loaded with generic shounen cliches seen in 1000s of animes. This anime had a good concept that seemly offered something different but it become like any other shounen expect with food. Souma is oatmeal. Literally oatmeal. He's the ultimate generic Goku clone. There is nothing interesting about him, he's literally too perfect. He is just nothing more than a bowl of oatmeal. Nothing to get behind. Nothing relateable. In fact I didn't like most of the cast aside from Megumi, Souma's dad and the Don RS guy. Erina is literally too tsundere. She had some cute parts but she is too mean. The cast is okay just very cliche. How many times have we seen cool guy with hair over his eyes, smart guy with shiny glasses, etc.

The animation was alright. The food looked good and made me hungry. For everything else, it was a bit spotty at times but the colour pallet was alright. Expected from J.C. Staff. I enjoyed the show a lot until the episode where Souma stepped into Megumi's shougeki. That is the point when I started to get annoyed by him for being a too perfect food superhero who has the answer to literally everything expect beating his dad at a cook off. Same with the one where he goes home and again becomes the ultimate food superhero. The episodes near the end without him where good. I hope he loses in the last episode. He needs to lose. He's not a main character you root for. Megumi was the only character I was rooting for at the end.

Megumi = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoW9czgQBqE

The fanservice didn't bother me or get in the way of anything. It added to humour at times. While ridiculous it really stopped becoming something I noticed as it went on. It was just like "oh ya being naked after eating food again, ok".

Anime has been a little different since I watched White Album 2 last year. I've typed about it many times, but God damn that anime shook things up. What a show. Frick.

Anyways Food Wars is alright but the cliches and Souma ruined a good premise and what could have been an interesting and different anime. I wish Souma had a human side instead of being a perfect food super hero.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: dennyscomics on September 21, 2015, 11:52:41 PM
just finished btooom and now watching gantz.

just finished gantz, the ending was terrible, basically the show got cancelled and they had 6 episodes to wrap things up. that aside, i will read the manga because it looks way awesome.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on September 25, 2015, 02:41:20 PM
Finished Non Non Biyori Repeat. Something that slipped by me this season. I don't know what if it's a sequel, retelling, I dunno, it certainly seemed like a stand alone series that didn't require seeing anything else.

This show was very relaxing and sweet. It takes place in a small country town. There is a lot of wonderful visuals in this anime. The first episode had a noteworthy scene where in the last few minutes they just showed various environment scenes to the school's anthem. It was really nice. The backgrounds and colour pallet where fantastic.

It's a very slow paced series, not much goes on. It just focused on the characters. It's just very relaxed and takes it time. There are normally only 1 or 2 little stories in an episode. It's very light heartened, no drama or anything.

The cast was good. Renge was one of those way too smart for a child first graders. She was funny but not my favorite. Hotaru, the new girl in town, was my favorite. Renge's older sister Kazu was very amusing. I really liked her tired voice. Renge's voice actress was fine but a little grading at times. Everyone else was good. The only male character never spoke. He literally had no voice actor. These poor girls have no fathers. Sometimes fathers are mentioned but they are never seen. You never see Renge's parents either. You only see 2 mothers. Why can't these animes have parent characters?

Anyways this show was really enjoyable. The OP was alright but nano.RIPE. Ugh, Kimiko's voice is pretty bad.  She produces a nails to chalkboard vocal tone that is ear drum piercingly irritating. I like cute voices. I'll listen to Nozomi Toujo singing Jun'ai Lens all day even though she's an awful singer, but Kimiko is just ear bleeding. Nano is cool, but I don't like nano.RIPE. Remember the difference. But that aside the OP had a nice composition, banjos! The soundtrack was good! I actually noticed it! It really helped to create a great relaxing tone, especially for the environmental shots.

So ya this was a nice show, I really enjoyed it. Very relaxing with great visuals and a wonderful setting. But these poor girls and there lack of parents...

7/10
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on September 26, 2015, 11:14:31 AM
And it looks like the summer season of anime is pretty much over. I didn't really finish any full length series (that I started in the beginning) and my first impressions thread failed...but you know.

Teekyuu 5 was hilarious as ever. The last episode was so funny. I hope this anime lives on forever. Praise to Lord Teekyuu (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kNGnIKUdMI).
Hallelujah/10

Wakaba Girl was really cute, a very pleasant short show to watch every week. I was happy it was a short show, it kept it from getting boring. It was enjoyable!
7/10

Bikini Warriors was amusing in how it just did what the title suggests. It didn't mess around with a stupid story, it gave us what we expected. It also served as a good parody of RPGs as well! So it was fun for it's silliness.
6/10 (Because it gave us what was expected and also had good satire)

For Food Wars my thoughts are the same as before. Started good but become a cliched shounen at the end. The last episode was okay but I really don't like Souma. He's just...well I stated everything above.
6.5/10

I looked at the fall shows again and actually found a few things. Osomatsu-san seems amusing, described as "A wacky comedy about identical sextuplets". I'm in on any wacky comedy. Comet Lucifer has a good OP song so I'm checking that out. Also it looks a little interesting. I'll also give Sakurako-san a chance because of the main girl.

Oh ya and fricking Teekyuu 6.

Praise to Teekyuu
(https://data.archive.moe/board/a/image/1350/87/1350878890517.gif)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGI3RWBhuUo
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on October 03, 2015, 01:12:22 PM
Saw Kagewani, that was amazing. I didn't know japanese could do motion comics like this. My favourite has always been the dead space ones by Ben Templesmith.

Short 8 minute epiosdes that I shall watch. Reminds me of Pupa (which I should finish)

Also tried out Heavy Object. I enjoyed it, and am going to watch it all before I do reviews or anything. I want my experience to be untainted by opinion by now haha
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on October 06, 2015, 08:33:22 AM
Started re-watching Gurren Lagann for the 4th time.

After all this time and all I've seen it's still #1. It was the first anime I watched at a time where I dismissed all anime, thought it was all garbage and only cared about mechs. This show was just so perfect for that time as it had the super robot action but also the exciting exploding characters and dramatic "over the top-ness". I was so blown away when I first watched it. The second anime I watched, Full Metal Panic, right after I didn't even want to watch at first because "it had people at school and that's lame I only care about the robots". Than I watched it and preferred the Sousuke Kaname dynamic over the mechs and that's what made it a memorable show that ranks as my #2. That one two punch was so strong, I didn't watch another anime for 3-4 years.

A few years ago I rewatched Gurren Lagann (and Full Metal Panic) and still found them to be the best. There was a lot I had forgotten. I watched Gurren again the next month to and blazed through it in 2 days! At that time I had only seen 3-4 other anime. Now that I've seen a lot more, would rather watch a good slice of life romance than a new mecha series, and the name Yoko has a new meaning to me...Gurren Lagann is still the best.

However it's just not as...thrilling this time. I know when everything is going to happen. It's been 3 years since I watched it and I remember absolutely everything. It's like "okay this is going to happen here, in 2 episodes this will happen". But that shows how good the show is, that it's so memorable! Just like re-watching Star Wars, it's a classic everytime.  8)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Monok on October 10, 2015, 07:39:24 PM
Oh man, oh man, oh man, they just started simulcasting One Punch Man!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on October 11, 2015, 03:57:55 AM
I haven't watched all of this season and most have one or two episodes out, but I have to say....One Punch Man is the stand out for me this season, if not the year!

Watched, Kowabon, Kagewani, Heavy Object and Concrete Revelutio so far.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: ccmanga on October 12, 2015, 06:42:45 AM
Gakusen no Asterisk
Rakudai No calvary
One punch man

The new season anime are good !
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: swearzy on October 13, 2015, 01:02:42 PM
Gakusen no Asterisk
Rakudai No calvary
Shinmai maou no testament s2
owarimonogatari
shomin sample
yuru yuri san hai

i think its a good season
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: suupertramp on October 24, 2015, 10:00:36 AM
Gakusen no Asterisk
One punch man

the rest i havnt started yet, been a slow start this season for me, was watching yuyuhakusho and inuyasha lol both 100+ eps :P
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Tzefa on October 24, 2015, 10:36:37 AM
Log Horizon which has been better than I expected to be honest
And One Punch Man!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on October 25, 2015, 06:17:48 AM
A lot of people watching Asterisk?  How is it? And is it very similar to the rakudai no cavalry one as first suspected?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: suupertramp on October 25, 2015, 03:31:58 PM
its alright, im not watching rakudai no cavalry yet so cant comment, but basically a school for people with powers and they challenge each other and stuff. the MC is looking for his sister or something like that

EDIT: watched rakudai no cavalry up to the latest eipisode. its VERY similar to gakusen toshi asterisk in terms of setting and main characters. so much so that i thought it was like a remake or something airing at the same time :P it has its differences and i like both so i would say watch both.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: swearzy on November 03, 2015, 10:09:14 PM
Yeah they are both similiar fighting/school/tournament  but they have their major differences. The only thing that bugs me is the light saber sound effects on the lazer swords lol. But I guess it is justified to some extent.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 06, 2015, 07:09:24 PM
Finished Panty & Stocking. Fantastic show!

At first I was unsure of this show because of it's style but it turned out to be fantastic for that reason. It was very cool and there where a lot of wacky little details in the animation. The comedy was top notch, absolutely hilarious. Stuff like this isn't as easy to think up as it seems. All the crazy things like semen getting revenge on tissues and a sh*t monster, ridiculously clever! Panty and Stocking where great characters and I really enjoyed there interactions with each other. The one episode where they sit in front of the TV showed how great their dynamic is. It's the same shot for the whole length but it's carried by their great banter and all the silly little things that happen. I like to see vulgar characters like this, it's such a violent contrast from what the stereotypical anime gives us.

This is a show that I think needs to be seen in dub. It works perfectly and with all the things it parodies the dub is pretty much needed. I liked how vulgar it was, stuff like this doesn't go over as well in Japanese since there is a disconnect from having to read the lines rather than hearing them. Panty sounded so great in the dub. Her voice fit the character perfectly, she sounded so natural. Stocking as well. Garterbelt, I was so sure he was voiced by a black guy but no, it was just Chris Sabat. Fricking Chris Sabat. Also Scanty and Kneesocks sounded great. Even the recap episode was made interesting by their banter.

The Transformers episode, my God it was like the funniest thing I've ever seen in anime. It was such an effective parody of how silly G1 was. What made it amazing was it took scenes from the 86 movie like Devastator ripping open the wall and the lines! Stocking throws out a random Blitzwing quote from the season 2 episode Triple Takeover. Take about unexpected! and the narrator sounded just like the G1 guy! This is why the dub is so effective! This show was made to be in English. The Transformers episode was easily the best, I got such a kick out of it. Absolutely hilarious.

and than the other references! Like randomly Tom Cruise and the Ren & Stimpy ghosts, all the bands referenced in the music video, so cool! The volleyball episode that randomly turns into South Park! The court case episode was so funny! The lawyer monkey was like the best character!

This has to be the best comedy anime I've seen. It was consistently funny and it also had such great style and animation. So many little things going on and over the top silliness! Than when it turns into the cocktease art for the transformations it's like the best anime art you've seen in your life. This was such a great watch and a very hilarious creative show with a lot of cool details in the animation and one hilarious dub!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 16, 2015, 05:30:59 PM
The Simpsons, the best anime in existence behind Cory in the House.






(I'm also watching Welcome to the NHK).
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on November 19, 2015, 11:07:45 AM
I just finished watching the latest episode of One punch man and Sakurako-san,i do behind watching this season..kind of feel to rewatch something and
ive chosen Bloodplus-loadin' it up.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 21, 2015, 11:51:38 PM
Welcome to the NHK episode 13
Spoiler
Sato's transformation into ridiculously happy dude then to misery man is pretty abrupt and illogical.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on November 22, 2015, 06:12:29 AM
Panty and stocking is.....awesome!  I totally agree manimal. I too was unsure of it at first but after hearing the exchanges between garterbelt and panty I was in stitches. They're only shorts too so if anyone is looking for rude humour ala south park, then panty and stocking is definitely worth a watch!

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 26, 2015, 01:29:08 AM
Just finished Welcome to the NHK. Things wrapped up nicely, but I'm conflicted about the series as a whole. The shifts in tone were a little jarring, and Sato's character transformation was, at points, contrived and even scattered. There was a certain moment in the last episode that was definitely a bit hard to understand. As a result, I couldn't relate as well as I'd have liked to a theme (depression) that is inherently relatable for me. I liked some things about it, and I really want to just absolutely love the series, but its flaws prevented it from being something truly great for me. I'd give it a 7.5/10.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 26, 2015, 08:17:32 AM
I've been meaning to finish that for almost 2 years...I watched the first 3 episodes and it was really good, I just have yet to see more. The opening song Puzzle is totally awesome as well.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2015, 04:21:06 PM
The ED Odoru Akachan Ningen was the one that got me. Man, Welcome to The NHK made me skip a day of school. I binge watched the entire thing as soon as I got hooked by the first episode. It got to me so much. I was going to read the novel but I have yet to grow the courage for that one too. I put it along with Angel Beats with an anime that I won't even attempt to discuss - it did have its flaws though, but I loved it all the more because of that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 26, 2015, 10:19:44 PM
I started it ages ago too and watched only a couple episodes. This time around, it did pull me in enough to watch more episodes at a time than I usually do.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on November 28, 2015, 03:47:07 PM
Finished Tamako Market. It was a great slice of life showed tainted by a dumb side story and poor character development.

At it's core this show is fanastic. It's about a nice shopping district. A very friendly place with a very diverse group of characters manning the various shops. Tamako is our adorable sugar sweet heroine. She's the daughter of a mochi maker and one day she comes across Dera, a talking bird on a mission to find his prince's bride. This is where the problem comes in. Dera is a good character but the side story is unnesscardy. A nice show about the shopping district and Tamako's life is enough. The whole prince's bride stuff is too much and just plain stupid. It'd be like an alien invasion was going on in the background of K-On. It takes away from what is at it's core a great concept.

There are a lot of amazing episodes in this show. Early on there is a very sweet one where Tamako tries hard to befriend Shiori who is trying to work up the courage to thank Tamako for her hospitality. It's a very nice episode! Episode 9 is the best one where Tamako finds out the origin of the song her mother used to sing to her. There is so much good about this show. The cutest thing is Tamako and her neighbor Ooji talking to each other via a string and paper cup phone. Ooji is a perfect counter design wise for Tamako. By his looks he seems to the tough guy but he's really not. He's just kinda ball-less like a lot of male leads in Kyoto Ani's shows. There is a movie called Tamako Love Story after this, I hope it expands on his relationship with Tamako. It was a great underplayed element that should've had more focus.

Each of Tamako's 3 best friends gets an episode but aside from that they don't do a whole lot. Some of the side characters are irrelevant. Tamako herself has as much depth as oatmeal. Expect for one small freakout we never see her get mad or sad. She doesn't display a dynamic set of emotions which I guess makes sense. This show is just suppose to have a very warm tone and take place in a world where everyone is nice. Still her character doesn't have much backing. Her young sister Anko was one of the only realistic characters. She was great and a perfect depiction of a young kid. Her dad was alright as well. Everyone in this show is moe. Even the old people! It's all moe!

So there is a lot of good with Tamako Market. It's a nice escape but ultimately the side story is dumb. I guess it serves to raise the point of what would happen if Tamako left home, and it pays off in a great monologue, but in the end it wasn't necessary and I would've liked the show to focus more on this nice shopping district and Tamako's relationship with Ooji.  But for what it is, it's not too bad. It's Kyoto Ani so you know it's going to look amazing. They make the best looking slice of life shows. I have yet to see another studio do the genre better than them.

(https://49.media.tumblr.com/1ba3b9ebc5ac5197020179cd599a9dc2/tumblr_nk56mdA33q1r7k9lao1_500.gif)

I hope this show is like Haruhi where the series is so so and the movie is amazing.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 28, 2015, 10:29:43 PM
Tatami Galaxy. Brilliant show so far. Each episode starts normally and gets satisfyingly weird at the end. The dialogue is so, so quick and that was hard to get used to, but they managed to use that to pack the episodes with content without on the nose dialogue.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 29, 2015, 10:24:19 PM
Tatami Galaxy. Brilliant show so far. Each episode starts normally and gets satisfyingly weird at the end. The dialogue is so, so quick and that was hard to get used to, but they managed to use that to pack the episodes with content without on the nose dialogue.
Just finished. Man, what a brilliant show. Maybe a masterpiece.

Forget to mention When Marnie Was There. I watched in the car and I plan to watch it again soon on a bigger screen, but I liked it a lot on first watch.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 01, 2015, 12:25:59 AM
Started Clannad. I'm only two episodes in, but so far, I'm not seeing or feeling anything special. It's not bad, but I'm not really seeing yet why it's so acclaimed.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: swearzy on December 01, 2015, 03:16:40 AM
Clannad is kinda like a sucker punch. Its too late by the time you realize whats happening
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 01, 2015, 07:11:45 AM
Man that dude who's name rhymes with Cannibal sure over hypes things.

No really, Clannad is nothing extremely exciting. It's great and I loved it, but Clannad After Story is the real deal. Clannad itself follows the standard visual novel anime format and goes through the various character arcs. It has incredible moments and the basketball episode is one of my favorite anime episodes ever but there isn't much that will bring tears to the eyes. Clannad just sets the stage for After Story by getting you to know the characters. Something that Angel Beats didn't do and ultimately failed for. If you don't like the characters than you won't like After Story anyways.

Honestly given the anime you seem to like I don't think Clannad will do it for you. Than why did I recommend it? Because The Manimal takes every opportunity he can to gush about the things he likes.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/ErZ8hv5eO92JW/giphy.gif)

But really Clannad is not the acclaimed show. It's After Story that is. Clannad has a rough start.

Of my recommendations I think you might like White Album 2 more for the music aspect, that's what did it for me. But again that was also a special case where it connected with me in a very profound way that might not do it for others. Again you don't have to watch White Album 1, it's a different story and boring as cardboard.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 01, 2015, 11:06:41 AM
From what I've seen, while Clannad hasn't received the degree of acclaim After Story has, it is still acclaimed. I figured I should still watch it even if I didn't think I'd be into it. It's an important show. Then I can finally see what After Story is all about.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 01, 2015, 12:56:11 PM
Yes it is. But it starts a little bumpy, it gets better. Again you can't tell right away what's so great about it. Just don't go in trying to understand why it's acclaimed or you might be disappointed. I mean I watched it as a challenge to see if I'd cry and ya After Story beat me. It turned out more than what I had expected but everyone's viewing experience is different.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Gaff on December 02, 2015, 12:26:44 PM
I was kind of medium on both seasons of Clannad.  It did the comedy pretty well, but I think I'd have appreciated it more if it had been about half as long.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 03, 2015, 12:07:11 AM
So far, I am liking the comedy element. I can't speak to the length, although they are taking a long time to develop whatever that robot thing is.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Iamwreck on December 10, 2015, 11:07:44 AM
I'm currently watching:

Hyouka
(http://i.imgur.com/HZjIf6m.jpg)
Hikaru No Go
(http://assets.huluim.com/shows/key_art_hikaru_no_go.jpg)
Digimon Adventure Tri.
(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/digimon/images/2/2e/Digimon_Adventure_tri.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141214021705)
Rurouni Kenshin
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Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 10, 2015, 08:29:45 PM
Finished the first season of Yuru Yuri. Wow talk about unexpected. I thought this show was just a bad generic moe loli series.

(http://i.imgur.com/yYwpUk9.jpg)

I was wrong.

This show has a great sense of humour. It's in the same vain as one of my favourite anime comedies Sabagebu. Lots of silly, stupid and hilarious stuff happens and it has a great tone. I liked how Akari starts off like the main character but is brushed aside and constantly abused. I got such a kick out of her lameless and abuse! She had to be my favourite character because of that. The other girls where fun as well, Ayano is my other favourite, she's a pretty extreme tsundere for Kyoko and it's played up in a very funny and also effective way. There's like a love octagon in this show, the title is not misleading. The humour in this show kinda scales up and gets more and more silly until it explodes in the last and funniest episode of the season. There are a lot of good laughs in the show, a lot of the best parts where the punchlines before the episode ends. I think I laughed at the end of every episode.

But yes this is a great comedy. While it appears to be a very fluffy moe show it's a little more than that. It plays almost like a parody but it doesn't go overboard to the point where the characters become complete jokes if you get what I'm saying. These are my favourite kind of anime, grounded in real life and virtually mindless but also wacky and hilarious. Similar to D-Frag, School Rumble, and the previously mentioned Sabagebu (I recommend that show to anyone, don't let it's art style fool you, it's fricking hilarious and Momoka is a shockingly ruthless and brutal lead). The cast is a lot of fun, I really got a kick out of the super quiet student council president and the science teacher who she's explosion friends with! "What kind of experiments do you do?" That was so funny! I had a good time with this I hope the next seasons gets even crazier!

(http://i.imgur.com/q6J200J.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 10, 2015, 10:25:43 PM
Finished Clannad. I'm probably going to sound like a broken record here, but my verdict was, as usual, "I liked it, but it had its flaws." And quite a few too.

Spoiler
I enjoyed the distinctness of Tomoya, Fuko, Sunohara, Kotomi, Tomoyo, Kyou. I hate to say it, but Nagisa and Ryou, unfortunately, seemed a little more one-dimensional as characters.

Which made Tomoya's obvious choice of Nagisa a tad disappointing. Of course I knew it would happen, but it left something to be desired. It was hard to see what Tomoya liked or respected about her since he seemed to treat her like a kid, and when they were finally together (which happened too soon after that play and Nagisa's emotional breakdown), the writers' tried too hard to make them a "cute" couple, an effort that eventually just made their relationship feel just a little meaningless. The summer episode was kind of tedious. The final episode in an alternate universe where Tomoya and Tomoyo were dating, even though it was fan-ship fodder, was a lot better handled AND they actually gave Tomoya some actual development, an actual character crisis. He didn't really get much of that during the series.

The last thing is that there were definitely inconsistencies. Like why Tomoya could vouch that Tomoyo assaulting Sunohara in the hallway was "self-defense" when he couldn't when she was surrounded by those shady looking dudes? And why she was let off the hook when that motorcycle duo cropped up? There were definitely others (plus small things like Tomoya wearing a tie getup when working in Kotomi's garden), but that one was more of a plot-mover so it comes to mind more easily.

Again, I definitely liked a lot about the series, and it was a fun watch at least until a certain point. Still unsure whether or not I want to start After Story right now. I'll probably give it a bit.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lucy21 on December 11, 2015, 10:09:50 AM
Yahari ore no seishun love comedy and liking it a lot :)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 12, 2015, 01:12:35 PM
Started After Story. Only an episode in, so verdict is pending.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on December 14, 2015, 04:05:41 PM
https://kissanime.to/Anime/Hataraku-Maou-sama

i watched it earlier..man,how long since i watched anime..

just gave me a good laugh..

i want a season 2..i guess there's none,,
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 15, 2015, 07:31:04 PM
Finished the second season of Yuru Yuri.

I don't think I should've watched it so soon. Just like K-On, while I really enjoyed the first season another dose right after proved to be an overdose. It's a funny show but the more the season went on the more tired and dull the character tropes become. The characters here are fairly one note, which is fine for this type of anime, but to go over and over with the same tropes and jokes doesn't work. I got so tired of Sakurako and her stupid childish antics. Next to Chizuru she was the worst character. Her whole thing with Himawari was uninteresting, boring, and never went past boob envy. Those two characters got way too much screen time this season where as the good characters Ayano, Nishigaki and the student council president kinda got pushed to the side. There was lots of Chinatsu though! She's great. Akari was still good as well.

The second last episode was way too sappy and completely threw off the vibe of the show. I guess I wanted Yuru Yuri to be an anti anime. Something that destroys the normal concept of a school anime like Cromartie High School. But I guess that's not what it is. There where chances for great jokes but they where seldom taken over the top. There where great moments, the clip of the anime in an anime was very amusing, and there where lots of funny bits. But it just got tiring on the last 3 episodes.

I will probably wait a bit to watch season 3. This is not something to be taken in all at once. The tropes got tiring, and it didn't offer enough new elements in the second season to make it interesting. We got to see the sisters more which was good, but it would've benefited from a new character or two.

Overall season 2 would've been better if I didn't rush in, so I'll give it a 7/10

(http://i.imgur.com/AT2Y86B.jpg) 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: neoraise on December 16, 2015, 10:27:56 AM
I just finished Outbreak Company..

And im still checking the archives to watch another series up.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 17, 2015, 12:16:57 PM
I watched Paprika. I really liked it, although the "romance" element is a bit of a curveball.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 18, 2015, 02:08:45 PM
Just watched the Love Live Movie. Man. What a satisfying ending to a great story.

I watched Love Live last year and to now have the movie after listening to the songs, playing the game and such all year was fantastic. This was an excellent film and a perfect way to end the story. It was so great to see the girls again! The movie starts with them going to New York which I thought would be the main setting of the movie but it was only 1 part of the film. This was the best segment. The cityscapes looked wonderful. One moment that stood out more than anything was Hayano and Rin in their hotel room looking outside at night. It was a small moment that featured very striking scenery. There was also a scene of them looking down at the city on a rooftop that looked equally amazing. I would've liked more moments in New York but what it showed was fantastic. There was lots of Engrish! But the Americans in this movie where voiced by fluent English speakers. They still sounded a bit awkward but it was alright.

Throughout the movie Honoka is faced with a really great conflict. Finally she gets a chance to grow as a character, previously she seemed to be the generic one of the bunch but this movie really was her time to shine. There was a bit of a supernatural element in here, it threw me off at first but made sense. All the messages and symbols in this movie came together in a rather clever way. I really liked seeing Honoka's struggle in this movie, it gave her character all new depth that we hadn't seen. Everyone was great in this movie! Umi is my favourite, she's such a freak.

There where some musically scenes in this movie. At first this was off putting, it went from exploring New York to suddenly Rin breaking out into song. This didn't happen often but when it did it was effective actually. My favourite was when Nico, Nozi, and Eli put on shades and sang a song about running away after they come home to new found fame. It was a cute amusing moment. All the songs in this film where pretty good, I downloaded them a while ago so it was nice to see them in context.

Everything came together beautifully in this movie. The drama was great as well, nothing felt melodramatic or forced. There are a couple things that you had to suspend your disbelief for, like the girls going to New York unaccompanied, but since the story and characters are so good it doesn't really matter. I had a great time watching this movie, I was grinning like an idiot through the whole thing. Seeing these great characters again was awesome and overall the movie was very satisfying! This is the best anime related thing I've seen all year. It was an excellent end to a series that has taken a life beyond the anime to me. Good stuff! This movie actually did get a worldwide limited theatre run, my theatre didn't pick it up though...I would've loved to see this on the big screen.

What can I say, this show about school idols turned out to be way more than I could've imagined.

(http://i.imgur.com/vFVkrnv.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Lucy21 on December 18, 2015, 05:36:35 PM
Beautifull Bones
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 24, 2015, 04:07:56 PM
Well, I've finished the actual TV series part of After Story. There's only the extra, the OVA, and the summary left.

Spoiler
I liked it better than Clannad. It improved on the lot of the first series' flaws and also its strengths.

No, I didn't cry, though my eyes did get a little watery during the scene with Ushio in the field after Tomoya meets his grandmother

There were definitely some emotional moments, but I think it may have partially been the music that sucked it dry a little. It wasn't bad, just a little too computerized to really get across the emotion of the series, and kind of bland at times. The visuals for both series were nice to look at, but also a little bland. I wasn't super enthralled viscerally. What I liked about the series though, was how the characters got more development overall, where Clannad felt kind of stagnant in that regard. I related more to the characters throughout as a result.

The series seemed to improve overall from the scene where Ushio was born, too. The emotion of those scenes was better conveyed with the visuals and music and everything. I wondered where that was for the rest of the series.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 25, 2015, 12:34:28 AM
Finishing Uchouten Kazoku (The Eccentric Family) after starting it a while ago and putting it on hold. I don't know why I didn't realize it, but the visuals are just so gorgeous. So much creativity in the cinematography. Holy moly. I probably missed it partially because the storyline, lore, and character relationships are a bit complicated. I have to rewind quite often to catch dialogue I missed that might have been important. One thing I do like about the story is how it makes the viewer feel like they're a new addition to the "family" observing the intricacies of the "family" itself. Definitely one I plan to rewatch.

Plus, the ending song has steadily grown on me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dywaQJ_KAJw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dywaQJ_KAJw)
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 25, 2015, 03:33:45 PM
I mean.
(http://i.imgur.com/i51xlxb.gif)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 26, 2015, 07:26:17 PM
Started Bakemonogatari. Verdict pending so far. Definitely very interesting visually. Maybe too interesting visually. Every shot seems pretty creative with really interesting composition, but such that visual information is never conveyed directly. It kind of distracts from the story. The dialogue is something I'm unsure about. Perhaps this is just because it's translated but the dialogue seems kind of contrived. Similar to the visual style, it seems to avoid conveying information directly. There are also some kind of ridiculous things going on, yet the art style seems to try to make me think its serious.

I guess I'll see how it pans out.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 27, 2015, 10:52:57 AM
Bakemonogatari is heavy duty on the dialogue. I watched the first 7 episodes at once because it was so interesting but haven't gone back in almost 2 years because it's hard to find the mood for that show. I have Hitagi's Figma and I really like a lot of songs (Staple Stable is one of my favorite OPs! Plus Renai Circulation) so I should finish it...but so many seasons...

Anyways I watched about 8 episodes of Denki-Gai. It was alright and had okay humor but it's the same kind of show I always watch so it got a little boring. There is no motivation to watch it, I kinda have to force myself to get it started. But when I do it's not horrible, just nothing special. Just another low impact show. The art style is kinda ugly actually in how simple and bland it is but it has a little bit of charm for it's setting, a manga shop, and the character of Sensei who I quite like. It has some laughs but it's fairly dull, one of those shows that would've been better to watch when it's airing for weekly doses rather than all at once. Some shows are just better that way.

I just watched an episode of Hyouka and found it to be...so so. The visuals and colour tone are very nice as expected from Kyoto Ani but it didn't do much in making me want to watch more. It kinda got more boring as it went. It has 20+ episodes as well which is becoming a pain with some of these school shows. 40+ episodes of a show like School Rumble was fantastic but 20+ episodes of another school club show seemingly without comedy...I dunno. I'll have to give it another chance. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 28, 2015, 12:58:25 PM
Well, I finished Bakemonogatari. Of course there are still the web animations and the several series after.

I ended up liking it. It started off rocky. The elements themselves were good, but they didn't work so well together until the pacing slowed down. Once it did, I really liked it. The show could have benefitted from a better exposition of the main characters. At least a presentation of what they're like on the surface. As it was, it took time for me to completely get into the two mains and even at the end of the series, I didn't feel as strong an attachment to them as thought I should have. That said, this show does some things I've not seen any other anime do, and its strengths are very strong. Reminds me a bit of Murakami in anime form. I'm definitely going to continue on to the next series.
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Post by: legomaestro on December 28, 2015, 03:28:18 PM
Bakemonogatari is just amazing. I still need to watch the others in the series. So well done. The backgrounds alone are a work of art haha. Love Osioisin's dialogue.

Have you ever watched Katanagatari?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 28, 2015, 03:51:57 PM
Nah. It's by the same author right?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on December 31, 2015, 06:31:03 AM
Yeaup. 12 looong episodes, but also fun. Still can't get over the art style, and I really enjoyed the anime itself too.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on December 31, 2015, 09:07:04 AM
So guys, what where the best anime you watched this year? Not like shows that came out this year but just stuff you yourself watched.

For me, I won't include 2015 shows as I made another thread for that.

Sabagebu was #1.
(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/37500000/official-art-sabagebu-37542915-757-426.jpg)
This is one of the most unique anime comedies as seen as it's pretty well an anti school anime. Momoka is a ruthless protagonist and the complete opposite of the standard anime school girl. I loved seeing a character like this and the whole anime was hilarious. They do so many crazy things that you would never see in a high school anime. They go to the desert for a Mad Max death match where they face old people. A platypus teams up with a crab in a gun fight. This show just has such a great sense of humour! Please season 2! I want to rewatch this show already!

Runners up would be. Kill la Kill, K-On!, Barakamon, ShiroBako, and Panty & Stocking. I watched a lot of comedy and slice of life shows this year!

So what 'bout you dudes?
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on December 31, 2015, 09:41:20 AM
I watched Barakamon this year among other things. That was just sooooo good.

Rokka No Yuusha was great! So desperately wanting another season right now.

Punchline was a pleasant surprise, and I've started a lot of other great anime but haven't finished them (Was watching them as every episode came out so I got tired of that and decided to let them pile up).



Other than that I finished a Ghibli: Porko Rosso ,but I've been more live action tv series oriented this year than anything. There've been some really good shows.
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Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 31, 2015, 11:59:27 AM
1. Cowboy Bebop (finally)
2. Tatami Galaxy
3. Serial Experiments Lain
4. Bakemonogatari (was a little more flawed than some of the ones below yet it's strengths and uniqueness rendered it one of the most memorable experiences in anime I've had this year.)
5. Uchouten Kazoku
6. Sakimicho no Appollon
7. Haibane Renmei

Movies:
1. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
2. Colorful
3. The Wind Rises
4. Paprika
5. When Marnie Was There

I also started Redline. Need to finish that one.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 31, 2015, 12:17:27 PM
Also, I'm watching Nisemonogatari. There's definitely more fanservice in this one, which I'm not crazy about. Haven't gotten to the toothbrush scene, yet, but I have gotten to the uncomfortable 10 minute bath scene with Araragi and the "500-year-old" (8 year old) vampire (in a western style bath tub keeping very little distance between each other). Hopefully it'll tone down eventually. They manage to make it somehow connect with Araragi's character, but I dunno where it's going.

The series is taking a sec to build up, because each of the characters is reintroduced at the beginning through the series' signature long dialogue sequence, so while one or two plot points happen in the first few episodes, it's mostly just reintroducing the characters, which is just a little frustrating having just finished the first series. And why couldn't they have devoted this kind of exposition to Araragi at the beginning of the first series?

But the show is visually beautiful as ever, and the relationship between Araragi and Sengougahara is well-handled, I think. It's interesting how rooted in language the show is. So much Japanese wordplay. I have to rewind sometimes to listen to the dialogue rather than read it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 02, 2016, 01:15:58 AM
The Nisemonogatari toothbrush scene is seriously one of the most uncomfortable things I've seen in my entire life. I don't even know what they're trying to do with scenes like that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 02, 2016, 08:29:21 AM
That's one of the greatest scenes in all of anime.

I'm not even joking it's a work of art in anime absurdity. One of the most classic moments in recent anime history.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: legomaestro on January 02, 2016, 09:03:11 AM
THE TOOTHBRUSH SCENE!!!

Hahaha as soon as I saw it I whispered 'Wtf did I just see'

And then googled it. Top hit. It was legendary.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Coryn on January 02, 2016, 11:32:09 AM
which I find strange I guess. They pushed so much of the animation budget into that scene, and while scenes like that can happen (the toothbrush is like a 10 where the others are closet to a 6 in level of crazy), but over all, scenes like those are only like 5% of the entire show.

and yet that's the scene everyone on the internet knows. it's sorta a shame, I think it scares some people off of a really good show
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 02, 2016, 12:11:51 PM
Correction: Scenes like that are only %5 of the Monogatari series in general, but the fan service is at least 75% of Nisemonogatari. The long dialogue sequences, instead of advancing plot and characters like in Bakemonogatari, are used simply for humor and fan service. One or two things relating to the plot actually happen in each episode. Sometimes nothing, as in the case of the toothbrush episode. It's so aimless and frustrating. It takes 7 episodes to cover what should (and was in Bakemonogatari) have been covered in 2 or 3. Monogatari is a smart series, and I can see how Nisemonogatari may be trying for a Tarantino-esque celebration/parody of a "low brow" style, but it does so not only with Tarantino's antipathy for the moral convictions of any sensible viewer, but also in the context of a series that, up until that point, was focused on mystery, fantasy, action, etc., rendering the whole of Nisemonogatari as the longest filler episode ever.

It wrongfully scares people away from the Monogatari series, but rightfully from Nisemonogatari in my opinion. I only have two episodes left and they seem to be plot driven (finally), so I might as well finish, but I don't think I'd have missed much if I skipped Nisemonogatari entirely and went on to the next.
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Post by: Coryn on January 02, 2016, 12:20:00 PM
exactly what I meant. Nisemonogatari is just a different beast from most of the series. I mean if you've already seen bakemonogatari, I think it's pretty easy to get through it for the promise of more of the plot stuff later on, but if you just start with the toothbrush scene, then it's hard to get into it to begin with.


that being said, the most recent installments of the monogatari series have nearly no fan service, which is pretty nice.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 02, 2016, 12:33:19 PM
Yeah, I noticed that I had little trouble sitting through it. Its clever dialogue and visuals are still entertaining, at least. It just feel rather insubstantial.

Glad to hear that the later Monogatari series have very little fan service. I knew that after Nisemonogatari, the series returns to it's original gist.

Having "series" be both singular and plural is confusing. I think, technically, the singular term should be "serial?"
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 03, 2016, 04:38:14 PM
Nisemonogatari ended okay. The actual story elements weren't bad, it's just that there was so little of that.

Finished Nekomonogatari (Black), as well. It was waaaay better than Nise, but the fan service was still a bit bothersome, and it still had a hint of Nise's tendency to make Araragi a terrible person for the sake of fan service. Not to mention the dialogue between Araragi and Hanakawa towards the end as well as Araragi's ending monologue didn't really make much sense to me. Plus some of Oshino's philosophizing of the apparitions didn't seem completely consistent with the rest of the series.

Spoiler
Plus the whole swallowing the sword thing was so out of the blue, and just having Shinobou show up and take care of the problem was rather anticlimactic. I'd rather Shinobou have been part of the plan in the first place, but with some sort of character struggle/drama attached to it, like her still having a grudge against Araragi and refusing to help, but eventually overcoming that somehow.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Nairbons on January 04, 2016, 08:19:34 PM
Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans is still pretty good, but it definitely feels like it's aimed at a younger crowd.

Fortunately, Gundam: Thunderbolt came out of nowhere and is incredible so far. First episode is subbed free on Youtube: https://youtu.be/MVAlkOHdNME (https://youtu.be/MVAlkOHdNME)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 04, 2016, 08:36:51 PM
Nekomonogatari (White). What a comeback. Maybe the best part of the Monogatari series I've seen. They finally really pulled off Hanakawa's character after Black failed to, though the last arc of Bake did a decent job of it. I'll stop until I finish all of Monogatari Series Second Season, but I had to talk a bit about this.

@Nairbons, I still have not watched a single Gundam installment. I probably ought to remedy that.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Nairbons on January 04, 2016, 09:05:20 PM
@Nairbons, I still have not watched a single Gundam installment. I probably ought to remedy that.

It's twenty minutes long, man. It's free: https://youtu.be/MVAlkOHdNME (https://youtu.be/MVAlkOHdNME)

I really need to get back into the Monogatari series. I finished all the episodes of Bakemonogatari that were on Hulu, but when I moved onto the next series, I realized that Hulu was missing a bunch of episodes, and was completely lost. I ought to pick up where I left off. Thanks for the reminder/recommendation Paipis!
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 04, 2016, 09:20:34 PM
Yeah, I'd definitely recommend it. Watch the three other episodes of Bakemonogatari, but I'd skip Nisemonogatari, or at least most of Nisemonogatari. It doesn't really have much plot to speak of. You could really just watch the last two episodes of each arc and get all the plot there (it is good at the parts where it's not a fan service anime), or even just read the synopses on Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on January 04, 2016, 09:21:01 PM
Well I've had a major Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood fest the past two days but due to Manimal I'm now inspecting the mindf**k t hat is Teekyuu...

Seriously it's more like a fast-track subtitle-reading training course than an anime but it amuses me in ways I can't describe o.O
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 04, 2016, 09:38:31 PM
Fast-track subtitle reading. Sounds like Tatami Galaxy.
https://youtu.be/kq7O6eR12oM?t=17s (https://youtu.be/kq7O6eR12oM?t=17s)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: han ki-tae on January 06, 2016, 01:58:03 PM
Death Parade. Just finished it. Epic.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on January 11, 2016, 11:54:58 AM
Finally got round to watching Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi / ERASED. The first thing i've seen from this season and to be honest, if its the only new thing that I watch from this season i'll be fine :P

A really strong start, I just hope it doesnt go downhill like Ranpo Kitan did.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: han ki-tae on January 11, 2016, 12:21:51 PM
@Vacant

I am watching Rampo Kitan? Is it bad? So far it is creepy and I love it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vio on January 11, 2016, 12:51:38 PM
I'm watching a fan-animated Touhou - Memories of Phantasm episodes. It's going to take a few months, maybe a year, before the next episode is out.  :sadbye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w337ij3wtXA&index=6&list=PL5NV1VR7y7o70hQwWY0m0VLABlhMLgbIo
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on January 11, 2016, 12:53:12 PM
Yeah it starts really strong, the first couple of episodes are awesome, but then it just sorta lost the mystique and became more about shock value, plus it got a bit confusing for me towards the end. Still worth watching, but I think it never quite reaches the heights of the first episodes afterwards for me.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on January 11, 2016, 02:59:49 PM
Finally got round to watching Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi / ERASED. The first thing i've seen from this season and to be honest, if its the only new thing that I watch from this season i'll be fine :P

A really strong start, I just hope it doesnt go downhill like Ranpo Kitan did.

So far that's my highlight of the new season. Getting stuck into Dimension W and Gate S2 tonight methinks.

Also started recently on Mawaru Penguindrum, can't believe I've never watched it before!

I have a soft spot for penguins, they're so derpy!  :D
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 11, 2016, 04:49:34 PM
^Penguindrum is one of my favorite anime. Maybe it was just me at the time, but it's one of the few anime that has almost made me cry.
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Post by: legomaestro on January 11, 2016, 05:39:57 PM
Oh gawd Penguindrumm. I love how it was buried and unkown. It was truly a treasure to uncover. I had no spoilers, no reviews to go on and it was a perfect watching experience.

And yes, the feels were real.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 12, 2016, 12:57:34 AM
Monogatari series so far. In a spoiler tag not because there are spoilers but because you should watch and decide for yourself, if you haven't. Or read it. It's your life.
Spoiler
Bakemonogatari: A strong start to a very unique show. It lacked proper character exposition at first, but eventually it slid in to place quite nicely. (8/10)

Nisemonogatari: Aimless and morally questionable, though the plot elements are good and the new characters introduced are essential. (4/10)

Nekomonogatari (Black): A return to the initial style, though with some lingering Nise elements, but not quite as strong due to weaker dialogue. (6/10)

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Nekomonogatari (White): The perfect (I resist the temptation to write "purrfect"; no need to thank me) return with great character exposition and development. (10/10)

Kabukimonogatari: A good deal of fun, though the end is rushed, and the visuals aren't as good as other arcs. (7/10)

Otorimonogatari: An interesting arc that takes some unexpected turns. It's better retrospectively, for how it sets up Koimonogatari very well. (8/10)

Onimomonogatari: Some great visual elements and good character development, though with few slightly frustrating Araragi "perv" moments. (7/10)

Koimonogatari: The opening is unbelievable fun, the character development is great for multiple characters and the pacing is perfect. (10/10)

Hanamonogatari (movie): In some ways, this is the most incredible installment of the Monogatari series. It takes the show's visual and narrative style and pushes it even further to incredibly beautiful, tense, immersive effect. Perhaps the most visual incredible anime sequences I have seen. I really wish I could say it was perfect, but the ending was rushed just a bit, stopping the drama from really hitting full force and the pay off from being as rewarding for the tension it had previously built up. Still, I loved it, and, again, the direction was incredible. Perhaps, if the narrative flaws were worked out, it would stand as one of the very best anime films of all time for its ingenuity. Perhaps, despite its flaws, it already does. (9/10)

Monogatari Series Second Season (overall): A fantastic ride. Not perfect all the time, but, as I've said, the Monogatari series does things that no other series does and it's always a joy to watch. (9/10)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Le Magicien on January 12, 2016, 07:30:36 AM
Hi !

I'm looking for an anime - comical - something funny, crazy. Maybe some of you can help me with that. I've seen a lot of anime tho so it'll be hard to make a list.
Right now I was enjoying " Yahari ore no seishun love come [...] " . Finished the two seasons and waiting for a third.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 12, 2016, 07:59:32 AM
Something funny and crazy.

Squid Girl, Cromartie High School (dub recommended), D-Frag, Sabagebu!, Seitokai Yakuindomo, Panty & Stocking, Golden Boy (must be seen in dub for maximum laughs, seriously Kintarou's dub voice is actual comedy gold), Plastic Nee-San, B Gata H Kei, Space Dandy, Daily Lives Of High School Boys...

and if you want pure insanity, Teekyuu.

Some of these shows shouldn't be judged my their art, titles or description. Shows like D-Frag and Sabagebu! seem boring until you watch them. Squid Girl is one of the most fun animes every, a pure summer show. One of the greatest viewing experiences I've had.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on January 12, 2016, 08:00:08 AM
The Devil Is A Part Timer, Assassination Classroom, Great Teacher Onizuka and One Punch Man all have great comedy for me personally. The Devil Is A Part Timer is short but fun, I believe it only had one season.

Great Teacher Onizuka is my favourite comedy anime of all time but it's pretty old. :

The other two are pretty popular ones right now so you may have already watched them.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Le Magicien on January 12, 2016, 08:49:50 AM
Already seen or read gto, one punch man and AC (which should end soon prob...). I'll take a look at the devil is a part timer... Wait isn't that "hatarakou maou sama" ? What is the plot ?

Squid girl is insanely funny :) . Daily live of high school boys (that is danshi kokousei no nichijo, right ?) . Sadly, when I thought I did not see a comedy anime... I was deceived by this English title ^^.
Well let's look into d-frag. Will tell you my review by the end of the week prob.
Thank you very much for your counseling/advices .
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 12, 2016, 09:01:22 AM
Squid Girl is some good stuff man. A top 10 anime for me, I had such a good time with it. Yes that's the Japanese title, Daily Lives Of High School Boys' title is actually part of the joke. You always see the daily lives of high school girls with K-On, Lucky Star etc. so that's why it's called what it is, kinda clever actually. It's one of those One Punch Man style parodies that doesn't go well with my sense of humour where everything is a joke but it's not in your face or instantly clear that it is a joke or spoof. So there are some misses in terms of comedy for me but a lot of home run jokes. The first episode is gold. It's one big parody on the whole school genre.

D-Frag was a big surprise for me. It was perfect for my sense of humour. It has a lot of clever jokes and some hilarious side characters.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Le Magicien on January 12, 2016, 09:18:14 AM
Well I do like "clever jokes" as you call them. It makes the whole thing a lot funnier when you think about it. And when you think about it again, it is still funny.
Sadly there is a lot of comedy that are "harem-like" . And I am tired of harems. I also am tired of mecha. Which makes it difficult for me to find an anime. I also do love science fiction but it is filled with mecha at 80% :( . Damn those giant machines. I loved them...a long time ago.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on January 12, 2016, 09:20:26 AM
I'll take a look at the devil is a part timer... Wait isn't that "hatarakou maou sama" ? What is the plot ?

Satan and gets defeated by humans on his world and retreats through a portal with his servant so he can dominate another world and come back for revenge. The portal leads to Earth. He decides to get a job at McRonalds to work his way up the career ladder until he can dominate the planet (and pay his rent).

It starts off with some pretty serious looking fights then just turns silly when he arrives on Earth hehe.

Oh, and yes it is, my apologies.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 12, 2016, 09:25:37 AM
Ha ha, well don't worry none of the shows I recommended are harems. Kenji is surrounded by girls in D-Frag but it's a parody of anime tropes and I don't think it's harem like. It's not a normal anime, it's 100% aware of everything it does. B Gata H Kei is ecchi (it's about a girl trying to bang a nerdy guy) and Seitokai Yakuindomo is all sex jokes but they are very funny shows and not typical anime which is why I like them. I like school anime that go against norms, like Sabagebu! and it's anti heroine Momoka and Cromartie High School which is just something that can't be explained, only witnessed.

Oh I forgot School Rumble! There's a classic hilarious show, it's a bit frustrating since it's all about how Harima fails to confess to Tenma and Tenma fails to confess to Karasuma etc. etc. but it's all good fun.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Suzuki on January 12, 2016, 09:42:12 AM
Haikyuu and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vacant on January 12, 2016, 10:11:06 AM
Baka and test, sabegabu and noucome are pretty fun. Noucome has a lot of fan service/harem elements in it though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Le Magicien on January 12, 2016, 11:39:00 AM
Baka to test was fun, indeed. Never heard of noucome before. I searched and the internet and that seems to be harem. Well, will watch it, we'll see.

I've heard a lot about school rumble but never took the time to watch it. Happens sometimes. Gotta be the next on the list.

...

I had a website once. I was posting many reviews in it of anime, manga, and films. May be the time to re-add all that online again and update/ "clean the dust" (I'm sure there is a word for that --' and I do not know it ... Or do I ? ). Well, I'll keep you in touch if I do so. (I mean re upload the website. Not learn a new English word).

Thanks again for your advices :)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 12, 2016, 01:17:19 PM
When I saw your description I thought of highly different anime than the others, so maybe this isn't what you're looking for, but I thought of FLCL, Penguindrum, and Tatami Galaxy. None of these are pure comedy though.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 14, 2016, 04:25:07 PM
Finished Nana.

Oh boy what an emotional ride. Jeez, I haven't watched an anime this long in forever. and it wasn't even the complete story! Ah! Well I still thought the ending was great and though it left a ton of mystery that's fun sometimes.

This was a very great character anime with some pretty complex relationships. I thought the characters where are very well developed and it was all portrayed in a real and crushing manner. This is an anime where things don't go like they should and I like to see stories like that. They really pull at the heartstrings ya know. There are a lot of very intense moments in this show and a few scenes that almost inflected some tears.

Spoiler
When Nana breaks the Strawberry glasses it was like AAAHHH! GOD! Then when she comes back to the apartment to find Hachi's gone and reads her letter I was done.


Nana and Hachi where great characters, midway through the narrative switched more to Nana's perspective and those where the best episodes. The whole time Hachi gives narrations in the past tense like something big happened, it makes you want to finish the series faster to see why she's talking that way. Nana O. was certainly the better and more interesting character of the two but Hachi was just as good, especially how all her struggles in love where portrayed. Again this is not an anime that'll make you happy in the end. While it keeps a pretty light hearted tone throughout there is such a darkness that surrounds the whole thing. You wish things could work out how they should and that everybody could be happy...

One thing I enjoyed was all the music references. One of my top 3 songs in history, Layla, is a pretty important song in Reira's life and obviously it's not in the anime, but it's mentioned a lot. In Yasu's music collection he has tons of real 90s CDs like Metallica's Load, Van Halen's Balance, etc. etc. Of course the Sex Pistol are referenced a lot to. One of the plot points in this anime parallels with Bruce Springsteen's The River quite a bit. I'm reading too much into it but there are little bits of the story in Bruce's song that appear here. 

I really liked all the stuff with the two bands and how the conflict and relationships they have together. The music in this anime was pretty good. The first OP Rose is the best but the second OP Wish has such a grabbing and powerful chorus, "BBBAAAABBBYYY". Very catchy songs with wonderfully bad engrish. "When I was darkness at the time". The soundtrack was also great, there where some powerful pieces in here.

I watched half in sub and half in dub. The dub was pretty good actually, I preferred Hachi and Reira's voices. Nana was so good in both, it's hard to choose who did better. But no the whole cast was pretty good for the dub. I've forgotten how nice and convenient it is to watch a dub and not have to stare at the screen all the time. I don't like the subtitles on Netflix.

So ya Nana was a pretty good show. Great drama, complex character relationships, awesome music, the animation was alright. The band scenes where cheap but with a few expectations band scenes don't always look good in anime. Even in my beloved White Album 2 the band scenes weren't good and mostly slide show animation. Or when Haruki practiced the Sound Of Destiny solo with his back turned the whole time...No band scene I've seen is as bad as Data A Live II (that whole anime had poor animation)...and nothing I've seen is better than the band scene in Haruhi!

Anyways Nana was well worth the watch. I gotta watch something happy now, perhaps Yuru Yuri 3.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Walter B on January 16, 2016, 12:49:05 PM
Finally starting One Piece because I just have to see whats the big deal with it. The cartoonish style always turned me off but I'm starting to get used to it.

Also watching Hellsing (the recent one)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 16, 2016, 02:11:01 PM
Finished up Shimoneta.

What a gem. This anime is no doubt the best of 2015. I watched the first episode when it aired, loved it, but fell behind. Not only is this a brilliant comedy but it's also a smart social commentary on censorship, sexuality, and everything related. This show can be looked at as trash, but it's not just a show with scene after scene to jerk it to. It has backing, it's not like some trashy harem anime. While it has some pretty extreme ecchi scenes like you know, attempted rape, and "love nectar", it doesn't just come off as trash or garbage in that respect. It's hard to describe...nothing is normal here. Expect or episode 12 which might as well of been an OVA, there is no usual fanservice in this anime.

This show was intensely enjoyable. The cast is great. Anna is a perfect character. She's the anti-sweet anime girl trope. She goes from the purest girl in school to a sexually frustrated yandere, spilling her love nectar everywhere and trying to rape Okuma at every turn. The one and only time I've seen a yandere-ish character that I like. Kanjou is fantastic as our female lead and I got such a kick out of Otome. Her voice was ear-gasm worthy, she sounded like Nonon. The best is when her voice got evil and deep and when she spazzed out doing her drawings.

The art style of the show is pretty good. Sometimes Kajou's facial expressions didn't match her voice, but other than that it has a nice art style.

In the last scene in episode 11 Han & Leia's theme plays!!!!!! A couple notes are altered of course but it is the same as the song at the end of Empire Strikes Back. It's not a coincidence but rather a brilliant homage. Now that is jizz worthy. I almost got goose bumps because it made me think of the best movie ending from the best movie of all time with the best movie soundtrack in history.

So yes Shimoneta was a brilliant show and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Absolutely my favourite from 2015, can't believe I didn't stick with it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 18, 2016, 01:34:09 PM
Watched the K-On! Movie.

Wow what an excellent film. One of the best anime movies I've ever seen. Kyoto Ani make the best anime films for one simple reason, the atmosphere. This movie is full of fantastic and vivid settings. It really sets up a great atmosphere for every scene and uses a lot of silence when the time is right, same with the also really good Tamako Love Story movie. Also the lightning is just increible and adds to the very vivid atmosphere of every scene. Like the airplane scene when everybody's sleeping. That was one of the standout moments, it's all silence expect for Yui fumbling around. Than when they get to London it looks amazing. So many stunning backgrounds. Augh and than the character movements...OH WOW! This is a wonder of animation, all of the characters movements are so perfectly set to be as cute as possible and it succeeds big time. This was such a wonder on the eyes!

The story and everything was good as well. It was a fantastic ending to the series that handled the graduation aspect really good. There is no forced drama, no one even sheds a tear, they handle the graduation stuff in such a perfect and non cheesy way. The London stuff is the main part of the film but not all of it, throughout the whole thing the group tries to think of the perfect gift for Azusa. The characters where excellent in this movie, Yui's stupidity was actually very funny and charming this time around, she wasn't annoying or anything. Azusa and Mio are of course the best. But everyone was great, it was a well balanced movie. I didn't want the London scenes to end, I was sad when they left because there where so many great moments. It's just that wonderful Kyoto Ani atmosphere. I really enjoyed their adventures in London like I enjoyed the Love Live girls adventures in New York. Something about that travelling to foreign land theme from both of these fantastic movies makes for high quality entertainment.

There are a couple of great references as well. The girls run down the Abbey Road crossing and the Helter Skelter amusement park ride is shown in the beginning of the Singing music video at the end, which I gotta add the music videos are the best part of K-On. They're so cool! Back back to the film, the soundtrack was awesome and there are a lot of homage songs. When the girls get to London a very U2-ish song with some Edge ass guitar delay plays. Then a piece that sounds just like Over the Hills and Far Away , a weird Beatles mixture of Strawberry Fields Forever and You Never Give Me Your Money, and some others. Great score. The song at the end Tenshi Ni Fureta Yo was nice, this time I didn't mind Yui's bad singing. Mio is obviously the best though, Yoko Hikasa did such a great job adding a lot of personality to her singing voice. Mugi didn't sound to bad either.

So there where a couple things you have to suspend your disbelief for but overall it was a very very very good movie with fantastic visuals, great atmosphere and a very effective conclusion to the K-On story. With some more focus and less random day to day stuff K-On becomes something much better. I got a lot of enjoyment out of the show but this movie is 1000 X the show. Just like Haruhi and Tamako Market, the movie is better than the show. What can I say, I just love this kind of setting.

9/10

THERE ARE THREE THINGS I LOOK FOR IN A MOVIE!!

Food, Water, and ATMOSPHERE!

(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/34600000/K-on-Movie-yui-hirasawa-and-azusa-nakano-34664578-1920-1080.jpg)
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Vio on January 18, 2016, 01:46:21 PM
A nice review, Manimal! :thumbsup:

I haven't seen the movie as of yet. Someday I'll try to get on it.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on January 18, 2016, 01:48:56 PM
Finished Tsukimonogatari and Owarimonogatari. Tsukimonogatari was another feast for the eyes and ears with some narrative weaknesses. Owarimonogatari was one of the stronger installations of the series and packed a lot of feels. It actually delves more into Araragi as a character, which I liked, though there were definitely things I wished they had done a bit differently. He's pretty much useless until the final arc. They do address that idea, but almost as if they realized it after the fact. It felt less intentional.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 25, 2016, 02:16:02 PM
Finished Prison School. Not counting OVAs, movies, etc. Prison School is the 100th anime series I've completed!

It was a lot of fun. Obviously it's super perverted and silly but that's the point. It also had a surprisingly engaging story and good characters actually. Seeing the boys make their plans and put them in motion was really exciting and there was a lot of tension and suspense. A lot of situations that you knew they'd get out of but you wonder how.

I've read the 2 volumes of the manga published here so far and the anime is almost a 100% adaptation. The art is the same and I was comparing side by side with one episode and most of the shots are the same as well. Prison School might have the best anime art style I've seen. It's very realistic and I really like that. The characters look great. One issue is sometimes the animation is pretty stiff and it feels like these great pictures with moving mouths rather than dynamically animated beings. But I really like the art style. Mari is honestly the most beautiful anime character I've ever seen. No big eyes or wacky hair.
(http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/amiami/cabinet/images/2015/30/goods-00045614.jpg)

But yes it was such an enjoyable series. The conclusion was very satisfying and I really liked seeing their plans come together. The show knew it was silly and went with in, but in such a way that even the silliest moments where made to be epic, and they where. The show has such a great sense of humour. I do think the manga is better to read though. I don't like reading manga online so I just decided to watch the anime instead of waiting for more volumes to get published, and while it's a great show it works just as well in manga format with all the tension and suspense still there.

I watched a few subbed episodes than the rest in dub and it actually made the show funnier. Funi knows when a show is silly and they have more fun with the script. This in turn makes the show more enjoyable. Meiko sounded great in the dub as did Kyoushi. He sounded like time skip Simon with that certain sense of deepness and calm to his voice. Andre sounded like Stitch which was weird but funny, and Gakuto sounded like G1 Starscream which was hilarious. Sometimes it's better to watch comedy anime in dub as the deliveries are sometimes lost in translation with subs. Chiyo's voice was a little too high though and there where a couple scenes where she was hard to understand. Besides that everyone else was alright in the dub.

So ya Prison School was pretty good, better than I thought. I hope JC Staff makes a second season which should happen. I might just read the manga anyways though as it's just as good if not better. 
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on January 26, 2016, 08:32:43 PM
Watched a few episodes of Love Lab. It was pretty boring so I stopped. The president was pretty funny and I liked her character, her body pillow was a funny bit as well but beyond episode 1 which was pretty good, there is nothing there to keep me watching. Episodes 2 and 3 where hard to get through.

Watched the first episode of Heaven's Memo Pad. There's only 1 reason I checked this show out. The OP, ChouCho's Kawaru Mirai. One of my top 10 anime OPs, I love it, it's so good. One of the best chorus pick ups, that great airy instrumentation, ChouCho is awesome and Kawaru Mirai is her very best song. Sleeping Butterfly is another fantastic song of hers that is in the anime. The first episode is 48 minutes long. I was like wow this 24 minutes is so long but than I saw it's a double. It was so so. Nothing too interesting but not horrible. Might come back. The Major kid is irritating though.

Watching Yuru Yuri 3. It's off to a poor start. It doesn't feel the same anymore. 3 episodes in there are like no jokes. They miss a lot of good chances. It feels like an empty shell of what it used to be. There are no Akarin intros anymore and it just feels off. It's not funny enough. Season 1 was hilarious, season 2 was funny at times and so far season 3 is not funny at all. It barely passes off as a comedy. There is more scene time for Sakurako which is horrible. She is one of my least favourite anime characters of all time. It isn't very often that I hate an anime character but she is awful. She goes on and on about the same things everytime she appears, her scenes are repetitive, she's irritating and I wish she wasn't in the show. She takes away from the good characters screen time.

But it's not bad. Like it's a good watch but as a comedy anime it fails to deliver...jokes.

Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: MisterSherbetLemon on January 27, 2016, 04:41:22 PM
Just watched Gyo/Tokyo Fish Attack there...what?

Brain just got frazzled...
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: TWD26 on February 02, 2016, 11:58:28 AM
Finished Deadman Wonderland, watching Naruto (which is my all time favorite).

Planning to watch: Wangan Midnight and Initial D.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: Manimal on February 02, 2016, 04:25:58 PM
Finsihed Yuru Yuri season 3.

Overall it was lackluster. The whole vibe of season 1 was completely missing and it felt like the show was made my a different staff. The hilarious running jokes where nearly all gone and it just wasn't very funny. There where some good episodes and a few laughs here and there but overall it was not a good watch. It's like it went from something really funny, almost paroding anime, to plain old pandering. Now I'm not going to pretend I'm immune to that stuff but when a series starts off as a comedy you expect it to stay that way. There where a lot of corny moments here. The funniest part of season 1 was the Akari jokes, how she was this super lame protagonist who barely even appeared. It was funny to see Akari's misery and all the things that happened to her. In this season she was just a normal character and everything funny about her was gone.

There where a few mentions to running jokes from the prior episodes but overall it just felt flat and unfunny. It was a little hard to get through it all but I decided to just finish it anyways. Season 1 was hilarious and worth watching! Season 2 was alright until the cheese tasic episode where Akari travels through time. That was a turning point where the show went from funny to typical cute girls doing cute things. The kids weren't even funny in this season, everything was toned down dramatically. This is not a show to take seriously but it sure presented itself that way with season 3. It wasn't horrible but it also wasn't very funny.

6/10 at best
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on February 03, 2016, 02:43:16 AM
Just finished Katanagatari. I found it an interesting take on shonen. In shonen, the battles typically don't have consequences. You "beat" the opponent, not kill them. In Katanagatari, people die without much meaning or ceremony. It's kind of a dour theme for such an initially light-hearted show. I respect the idea and it was very effective in some ways. But it didn't seem like the rest of the series supported that idea as well as the writer seemed to think it did. Characters changed rapidly in the last episode just to fit that idea. It was well executed in many other regards though. I dunno. I liked it, but I couldn't give you a rating just yet. Before I watched the last episode, I would have called it an enjoyable, well-executed, perhaps not the most memorable anime. But the ending definitely worked as a clincher.
Title: Re: Which Anime series you are watching ?
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