Forgot to actually say the name of the anime. It's Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari.
It made me feel like being a wizdad. Not implying anything else by the way, don't take me wrong.
Basically Usagi Drop, but for dudes who prefer lil' boys. Even the art style looks similar.
I still haven't watched it and probably never will because from what I have heard so far it's very badly written but isnt' Lelouch just a powerfantasy edgelord?
>>24748>isnt' Lelouch just a powerfantasy edgelord?
Pretty much. I just like him because i like to see him outsmarting everyone. Also, Lelouch is smart because everyone else in this shown is dumb.
it's so kitsch in a good way that plot-holes didn't matter to me upon rewatching and i enjoyed it a lot.
I don't think Lelouch is edgy or power hungry at all. Sure he acts like one sometimes, but it's not because he is one but more so to portray himself as one to others. I mean the ending of the series is basically the opposite of bring power hungry. I feel like its a huge misunderstanding of the character to take what he does for face value all the time. He's a genius after all and a brilliant chess player who is always thinking ahead.
A good protagonist to compare him to is Light. Both get god like powers and are trying to make the world "better". Light was corrupted by it pretty early on if not from the start, Lelouch on the other hand had his plan in mind for a long time I'm sure and the show ends with him being selfless. If anything that's why I'm mad about there being a season 3 with him/the whole ending showing him being alive. I felt like it kind of defeated the purpose of him being a martyr.
The third season happens time line wise somewhere between the events of season one and two. Also he is more of a cameo and side character in the third season. It is not really about Lelouch.
>friendships and relationships becoming the main focus of the series
Like 99% of all anime.
dropped on episode 2, i hate esp shit, i wanted something similiar to made in abyss, don't know why this is considered similiar by MAL idiots. aside from esp shit it has dull, low-effort art-style and music is shit, dialogue is sleep inducing. i've read plot on wikipedia and it's nothing interesting to me.
Re-watched Kino's Journey and the first season of Mushishi.
They are as good as I remember them being. Highly recommend them.
That show starts out really slow, but it gets great. I dropped it too at first, picked it up again years later and loved it. Highly recommend you give it another try anon.
I feel like this got overlooked since it's a fairytale retelling and not in the normal ghibli style, but I thought it was really good.
I dropped it when the gay shit started, does it get good after that or before?
I'd say around episode 8. It becomes enjoyable when they stop focusing on the boring characters and do world building instead, which it did very well.
I fucking hated most of the show because the main characters are not likeable at all but the last arc is a fucking masterpiece and I recommend you finish it just to see that because I personally thought it was worth it.
If you do not care about it enough to watch it till the end which I would totally understand you could watch video related which kind of gives you an idea of what happened in the last few episodes.
I like to believe that since the entire story was actually what was written down by the MC at the end that she was an unreliable narrator/biased in her own favor and that we weren't actually supposed to trust her assurances that putting off the problems for a later generation was a good thing. Instead the whole thing was supposed to show that the only true hero(es) of the show, the only truly human characters were the soylent molerats. Probably bullshit, but I like to think it's true anyways. Squeeler did nothing wrong.
>>24853>Squeeler did nothing wrong.
I finished this a bit ago bet seto no hanayome.
It's haremshit but I thought it was pretty funny, it kind of reminded me of a more modern toned down version of urusei yatsura or something since the MC isn't really a simply "good guy" although he's nowhere near Ataru level. Not a must watch but it was enjoyable, good enough I watched the whole thing and the OVA's at least.
I felt zero empathy for her at literally every "emotional" moment in the show and would've preferred if Squeeler had won. I wonder if the writers chose to make the characters unlikable on purpose or if you were actually supposed to empathise with them, if so, they did a horrible job.
I watched that around half a year ago, it is bad but it's not bad in an offensive way like SAO. If you just want to kill some time it's alright. The fact that it doesn't really pretend to have an actual plot (again, like SAO) helps a lot since that means no plotholes or generally illogical stuff happening that makes you want to punch the screen. Of course, there's also nothing to gain from watching it.
The whole reason she ends squeelers suffering is that she thought the government was wrong. The ultimate journey of the entire story is that the characters grow up and become responsible people. It's too mature for a wizard, the characters are literal regular people. By the end of the story they're raising the cats which is a huge metaphor for continuing the problems their elders made. That 'saving the problems for another generation' was the MC's way of realizing she couldn't do shit to change the society she lived in from the start.
The entire story is about her trying to change society and failing. This is why Squeeler is the counterpoint character, he's literally dressed as a Samurai at points. He's the one who died for honor and what he honestly believed in, the MC is the one who gets to live.
It's a metaphor for those who go against society(Squeeler) and those who go with society(MC). Eventually, all people who play Squeeler suffer, so of course the irresponsible people like us would say Squeeler did nothing wrong. Society was wrong, MC was never someone who wanted to stop that. All she cared about was trying to save her friends, and she failed because of who her friends decided to be. That's the stories logic, it's represented as psychic powers and getting kidnapped by ratpeople though.>>24866
One of my favorites. I really liked Akeno, although her personality was played a bit too annoying I like those high ponytails so it was forgivable. The whacky factor is one of the reasons I love anime so much.>>24978
SAO Ordinal Scale was really good. I lost interest SAO because people kept shittalking it on the net, but Ordinal Scale is in a class all it's own.
The real problem with SAO is that people forget the whole point of the romance is that the love/magic/fantasy is supposed to overcome the technology. It's why a lot of people tend to dislike it, because it's such a cliche message and it reminds people of being the 14 year old edgelord who thought they were special and wore all black. At least in Ordinal Scale Kirito gets shit on the whole movie and Asuna is amazing in it.
As for Danmachi, the Sword Oratoria manga was really good fantasy. Makes vanilla succubus a bit like Saber. Danmachi plays off different troupes and is meant to be a more traditional fantasy series. Sword Oratoria has a complex female lead who is a chronic workaholic and tragic character, Danmachi has a bumbling teenager trying to have sex and failing.
I'm going to check it out, based on your recommendation. Thanks wiz. I just finished Gnagsta and was looking for a new anime.
Just finished tatami galaxy, it was good all around. It lost a bit of steam in the middle for me but the last two episodes were absolutely stellar.
I always found light more relateable than lelouch, he seemed too artificial, to perfect too much perfectly designed for me.
light can also be seen as such but if you watch it carefully you can see him making a lot of stupid mistakes, way before the last few episodes. His capriciousness, delusions of grandeur, rash acts can all be seen throughout. Deep down he is just one edgy teenager whose sociopathic tendencies came out due to the power he recieved.
I still think about deathnote and light can't beleive it is a decade old (more than a decade if you count manga)
I dropped that one recently but I'm thinking of giving it another try. It is indeed dissapointing, I expected an epic rpg-like adventure but the four episodes I had seen were mostly just characters talking and it wasn't like the conversations were very interesting either.>>24988>It's too mature for a wizard>SAO Ordinal Scale was really good
Fuck off to wherever you came from.
i finished this the other day too
>>25123>fuck off to wherever you came from
You didn't watch it, and if you did, you have poor taste. It was written by someone else, the writing was clever, the animation was great, there's nothing to hate about it except that it's a popular series.
You're the one who needs to reconsider what they are doing here. If it isn't watching good anime, then I suggest you go back to 4chan /a/.
Finished First stage of Initial D. I am not sure why I picked it up, it’s pretty old, and I don’t have particular interest in cars or street racing. But I’m glad I did. There isn’t much of a story (it’s just a series of races), the animation is mediocre and CGI is sub par, though that’s understandable because it’s old (still, smoothing errors on the car models? come on). Things improve about halfway through the series, but compared to modern titles it’s still a joke. For some strange reason, after watching first episode, I just wanted to see more, and with every episode, things got more interesting. Which is weird because I’m spoiled by modern series with smooth and high quality animation and CGI. Hard to say what made me stick with it all the way, probably how laid back the whole show was and the whole time I was waiting for the MC to lose the race. Eurobeat was a nice touch as well, I can see how it became legendary together with the whole show.
All in all, it was an enjoyable experience, ending of the first stage was decent and story-wise there’s not much that would make me want to watch more. Maybe I will continue with sequels some time later, maybe not.
It gets good with Stage Four, because even though Takumi has plot armor, races are the most interesting, and this whole project D is kinda interesting.
But yeah, download it and save it for later, it's nothing that will change your life.
Skip Wangam Midnight because it lacks point so much I only keep watching it to find out what's it gonna be about.
first season is amazing, but it's all downhill from there, even if cgi gets better.
I lost interest in the series partway through S1(after that succubus died), picked it back up to check if it got any more interesting and was upset by the pretty blacksmith succubus drooling over kirito at the time so I dropped it. I checked in a few times during the other seasons, the designs of the characters is great and there was a sawashiro character but I couldn't get into it at all. Never saw most of the series.
So I've gotten used to the whole 'this is really for adolescents and japanese first and the creators next and lastly for the people who use anime as a substitute for real life' thing. It's always been like that, I know I'm not the target audience for this stuff but that's part of why I like it. I want the japanese to do their thing. As for stooping too low for their target audience, it's teenagers, you can never stoop too low. I looked past the whole cool black swordsman with trenchcoat part, yeah I knew what I was getting into with a SAO movie but I gave it a chance.
That's where my opinion changed. I was biased against the series as a whole and still am, but the movie was an exceptional take on the series as a whole writing wise.
>Every character is defined by how much they want to fuck kirito, hell - even the male characters are defined by how much they want to fuck him.
Evilscientist A wanted to revive his daughter using techmagic at the cost of mass murder and exploited a mourning confused teenager by implanting him with cybernetics. Kirito has one conversation with Evilscientist A where he confronts him in a classroom with a question. It's not even a overdone power fantasy, it's just Kirito sneaking into a college class and raising his hand then playing detective for half the movie. Kirito is growing up, that was the real point of that scene. That was the whole point of the Asuna memory steal too, Kirito doesn't want to meet Asuna's mom but Asuna's just about ready to up and die for him. Lots of scenes outright have Asuna prodding Kirito to man up in a subtle and adorable way, and they tied that into the timing of movie which is a Kirito who just got out of SAO and is moping around because he's just a lazy teenager and not the black swordsman anymore. The overall point writing wise was to show commitment to each other as maturity. Kirito is already shown as involved deeply with Asuna at the start of the movie but reluctant to meet her mom, and by the end he's forced to realize that Asuna is putting much more effort into the relationship than he is.
So when you say it "brings nothing new to the table", I'd have to heartily disagree. It's an adolescent story told right, where even the adults aren't adults(Evilscientist A can't let go of his dead daughter), the MC is vulnerable and grows, and the antagonist is a proper example of what the wrong path is like. Edgekid couldn't let go of Yuna. Kirito and edgekid's duel in the garage has dialogue that directly informs the audience that Kirito is more mature than Edgekid now, they did that specially for the kids watching. Adults were supposed to get it.
This is all played out cleverly too, doesn't upset the troupes already in place for all the characters, lots of scenes showing Asuna's invincible princess demeanor, and they also don't compromise kirito's pride too much so that the kids would shit on him. It's brilliant writing in that it satisfies all the conditions and expectations of the audience for an old repetitive genre locked story(SAO is over ten years old) and is able to offer more for a mature and attentive audience without sacrificing the younger one at all.
I'm not even getting into the whole memory stealing metaphor/letting go of the past thing. It's "nothing new" writing wise compared to regular SAO. It really is just the old succubi drooling over Kirito. I can't believe that anymore.
It sad to see people not being able to recognize clever and interesting work when it's done well. The animation, character designs, and music are all fairly obvious in comparison to writing I guess.
Writing doesn't mean as much to other people as it does to me, so I suggest you take another look at the movie and see if you can notice what I'm taking about.
Just because it's SAO means nothing. Merit is earned by good work, just because it's branded and sold with something popular doesn't mean it can't also be done well.
I also dropped it but i think it's a pretty good anime. its just too old for you i guess
I thought the same but the first 15 or so episodes are really just filler and kinda boring, the real story will start to pick up after that and is actually pretty interesting. If I remember correctly you can probably skip everything before episode 17, since that's when the series starts with the main story line I think.
just finished season 2 of this, i actually think it was amazing. the majority of the cast didn't get a happy ending per se, and seeing characters not end up with anyone in a romance show was kinda nice
i just finished welcome to the nhk. i dont understand why satou was so determined to stop being a neet, he was living the dream life.
Welcome to the nhk is actually a shit anime with dumb pseudo philosophical thinking
I wish nips would stick with silly idiotic things like panty and stockings instead of playing the philosophers
Mainstream Jap shit lacks any semblance of nuance, so philosophy in any degree is almost realistically unattainable.
There are exceptions, but not many.
Have neither of you seen fate/zero?
Terrible opinions. Satou felt social pressure and was literally starving by the end. There is no pseudo philosophical thinking, it's beyond straight forward in its message.
Just watched Paprika & Perfect Blue.
Both were perfection.
After watching them both every other anime (and movie) feels dumber and of lower quality.
Going to watch Tokyo Godfathers tonight .
Praise be upon Satoshi
I was glad to hear that they will be making a second season.
Tokyo Godfathers is brilliant too but it's in a different way. Hopefully you will like it too.
It was shit, I hate how much praise it gets just because it could be considered slightly above average when compared to all the other garbage of the last few years.
I never feel bored but this was too large, i liked Kakyoin but bad things happens to shy guys
Squealer wasn't in the right either. If Squealer had won then eventually, his species would've also reached their peak of development and begun to develop ESP abilities at which point, all of the problems regarding building a society where one person can butcher everyone starts all over again. As long as the issue of a society of ESP individuals remains unaddressed, nobody could ever have a happy ending. Squealer's victory would've merely postponed an inevitable collision with this question.
It would've been best to allow the humans to reach an answer and then let the humans move on to whatever their next stage is (becoming Gods of their own Universes? Reconnecting with the Source? Reconnecting with Yahweh?). Then the molerats can have their turn at self-development. I mean, they were human after all so I doubt their potential for growth was destroyed. Just stunted.
>>25926>his species would've also reached their peak of development and begun to develop ESP abilities
Was it ever implied that any group of living beings can develop ESP abilities if they reach a high enough population/level of development? I'm pretty sure that wasn't the case and humans with psychic abilities just randomly showed up one day. At least that's what I remember, it was one of those suspension of belief moments were the viewer would just have to accept there being no clear cause for humans with those powers being born.
It was clearly stated that the queerats had enough rat DNA in them that they could no longer be considered humans as the actual human characters can kill them without triggering that defense mechanic of theirs.
Panty and stockings
Trash, i dont know why i keep watching shit like that.
>shit like that.
Gainax shit? because P&S is very "unique" for you to have seen more like it to the point of complaining.
I'm guessing he meant over the top shows that try really hard to be "unique" like Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann.
Ah, the "look how I'm NOT like Kyoto Animation" fade? like Little Witch Academia? (I think this is also Gainax/Trigger)
Little Witch Academia was indeed made by Trigger though it did not have the same issues as those other shows I mentioned. The movies were great and it's only the TV show I had an issue with and that's mostly because it started out as a pretty fun SOL show and then all of a sudden they had to force a badly paced "serious" plot into it with political undertones.
The issue with Trigger and also Gainax with some of their shows is that they are good at creating concepts for anime-original shows but don't know how to write an actual story or conclude it.
I don't think Trigger is trying to make good stories in the first place.
They seem to want to make good visuals, and I don't think anyone can disagree that they've done that. Most of it of what I watched felt like them trying to be like disney and shows from their childhood like the weird ones from the 90's/80's. I think one of the main guys said that the reason he founded Trigger was to make crazier shows. When you do that, I think the concept of a 'good story' dies pretty quickly.
Kill la Kill felt like a bunch of characters and scenes they wanted to do, then they knit it together with a plot, instead of a story they wanted to tell with visuals.
It felt like a case of the director having his way over the writer getting to make something compelling.
Yo chode how do you define a great story?
In general, well written and cohesive plot+characters. Your question is pretty broad so there isn't much to answer when it comes to specifics. Not him also.
>>25947>Just be yourself
I don't remember that in the last 2 episodes. I should rewatch the serie.
Why does everyone hate this meme though.
Because human society is built on the population acting very similar to one another despite all this talk of individualism. "be urself" assumes you're some groid pretending to be different and pretty much means "Stop trying to be a snowflake a come back to groiding with the rest of us." Worthless to people who were never groids to begin with.
>>25942>I think one of the main guys said that the reason he founded Trigger was to make crazier shows
You can make a crazy show with insane visuals that is still well-written for the most part or AT LEAST not fucking boring/annoying like KLK.
Good examples of what I mean with this are Space Dandy, Redline, Kyousougiga, Gankutsuou, Kaiba, Mononoke and anything made by Satoshi Kon.
I don't like using this term but I think the people at Trigger are "hacks" who have only become as popular as they are now due to their Gainax legacy, Shaft or Madhouse would be much more deserving of a title of "crazy" studio.
Have you seen End of Evangelion yet? It's a movie that basically complete redoes the last 2 episodes of the series. Essential viewing if you've got this far, it's a good movie.
As for the message of the show I also found it a bit lacking. It looks at the problem of suffering in a meaningless universe and how we should respond to that but the scope of consideration is neither world-wide nor universe-wide. It only concerns itself with the suffering that might typically face an average first world Japanese citizen such as depression, loneliness, identity, rejection, fear, inadequacy etc. rather than considering the net suffering of the world as a whole and the suffering that is essential and inevitable to nature (predator and prey, winners and losers, biological selection, violence, war, slavery, hierarchy, sickness, deterministic factors, etc). For the scope of suffering that the show does try to address I think the answer they offer is an acceptable one. But for the total suffering of the universe, much of which is essential and inevitable, the message of the show is useless.
Do you mean the end of evanglion? Don't even try to get me started. It's unworthy of online discussion.>>25949
I hate it because it's overused and unoriginal. I expecting something more from the poster-child of anime in general. The only good part of it is not spoonfeeding viewer with exposition and having somehow fast paced narration.>>25951>comparing klk with redline
How dare you compare something done in half a year to a "masterpice" worked on over 7 years?>>25952
So you're telling I should disregard ep25,26 and EoE is the proper ending? That doesn't change much. After he finally grew balls in last episode and then again in EoE, choking Asuka at the very end was hilarious at best. I just can't get through the idea that his apathy and (((depression))) were stronger than his will to survive, to avoid the ultimate pain of dying.
And you forgot to word the meaning of EoE yourself. I said its "just b urself", to be precise- accept reality as it is and try your best instead of withdrawing from it and acting hostile.
At first i wanted to compare original ending with Lost. Now i see that it tries to convey similar message too. It's kinda universal, broad and not enlightening but it was mostly enjoyable. Lost did it better because its not about edgy kids.
I've never watched Evangelion despite it being considered a must-watch, a classic, yadda-yadda and one of those "makes you think" anime.
Is it worth the time?
I used to be like that too, watched it a year ago because it was one of those shows where I just had to find out what the fuss was about, I did the same with K-On and Madoka but those two were trash and did not deserve its popularity in my opinion.
Back to Evangelion: I personally believe it's worth watching for its visuals alone, a TV anime looking THAT good cannot be found anymore in this day and age, it's almost on the same level as Ghibli. Fluid animation, detailed background art and character designs, I remember being amazed by the first episode and realising (even more then I already did) how shit modern anime is compared to 90s and early 2000s works.
As for the story and characters, people online constantly complaining online about how annoying Shinji or Asuka are blowing it way out of proportion in my opinion, especially Shinji, he's not that much of a little bitch as people like to claim he is and a lot of times his behaviour is reasonable giving the situation he is in. The actual lore and origins of supernatural events throughout the series can be confusing and are hardly explained but that is solved by simply reading some of the many articles online.
>>25957>I personally believe it's worth watching for its visuals alone
I fucking hate this mentality.
I have to admit something. I watched first ~6 episodes and then skipped to ~17. I don't think I missed anything important since i did read about lore earlier. What was I left with is just what you said here. Great visuals but crappy teenage drama with symbolism placed in some places to add pseudo-sophistication.>>25954
No. Watch tenshi no tamago. Similar art style and symbolism but no teenage drama.>>25958
Is your time really so much precious, you won't watch a movie because it doesn't excel in every aspect?
So I'm dropping arkawa after 4 episodes. I'm too tired of this relationship crap and 'wealth doesn't matter, talents do' theme. I expected all those masketta men to be aliens of some sort, not human wackos. Clips i saw on youtube from this anime promised me something more funny than it turned out to be. The only thing that's been bothering me is this star-man somehow related to the one shown in one punch man.
>>25959>Tenshi no Tamago
You complain about "pseudo-sophistication" and then recommend a work of which even the creator has stated doesn't really have a meaning?
I knew i should have said a little more about it. Tenshi has so little dialogue and visuals are o bizarre that there isn't anything in particular you might think about after watching it. I had no idea what it was about at first and don't have today. It's kind of a show that >>25958
hates The only thing that got stuck with me were shadows of fishes because I knew some song that was supposed to have christian themes and it had a line about "shadows of fishes". I couldnt find anything about it though(besides fish being ichthys- a christian symbol)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whgHr1zshyI
I'm not saying it's a bad anime or anything, I liked it for its visuals and atmosphere at least but I think it's strange to complain about Evangelion for its use of symbolism and trying to be deep when that is much more so the case in Angel's Egg.
I watched Kiki's Delivery Service earlier today. Very bland and predictable, but I'm out of the age demographic so there's that. Third Miyazaki movie I've watched that gave me that vibe, and since the rule of 3, I take that the rest of his stuff will be a waste of time for me. Going to watch Perfect Blue next.
Well, just saw Perfect Blue and liked it for the most part, but I'm not sure how to feel about the twist for the last 15 minutes. Even though in retrospect the foreshadowing was obvious. Was expecting it to end on a note where the ending was vague and it'd all be left up to interpretation. Or maybe I'm stupid and the last 15 minutes was just another trip and it did end that way. Oh well.
The part when Subaru talk about himself when Rem confess her love is very touching, is exactly what I though of myself, that was the only part that not was mediocre, that only scene was worth watching the anime.
Sorry for my broken English, I'm not a native speaker and I'm a litlle drunk.
I think panty and stockings will be right your alley
Saw it when it was airing. No different than your typical "adult" western cartoon except it had an anime artstyle to go with it. Mediocre all around.
It got depressing really fast, and came out of nowhere. Why didn't he stay with Rem? He could've had everything
Because it would have ended and the creater wouldn't be able to worldbuild any longer. No conflict = no more character development, no more story. It would essentially turn into a romance novel at that point You're probably looking for "Rem IF"
Thanks for the recommendation, I just finished watching it. Can't wait for the second season.
Ikr. I remember normans were cheering for the rats, but I identified with the wizards the whole show. That thing about purging weird children
was such a plot device though - why the fuck couldn't they simply brainwash them or devise some cure for psychological disorders?
Funnily enough Psycho-pass aired at the same time as this show and it has pretty much the same illogical issue.
People were cheering for the rats because the humans were written to be such assholes that you can't really feel any sympathy for them, I wanted the rats to kill them all. Also, there were no wizards in the show, not sure what you meant with that.
>>26116>humans were written to be such assholes that you can't really feel any sympathy for them
But I did. They built a very comfy society that would be perfect if not for those ridiculous asspulled kid purges.>there were no wizards in the show, not sure what you meant with that
I meant humans with telekinetic powers, of course.
I didn't really see the humans as assholes. They were doing what had to be done to prevent fiends and karma-demons from coming about. If they have to dispose of those who show even a tiny chance of becoming either of these, I think it is perfectly justified to get rid of those children, especially since humans are so low in number. No sympathy for subhuman queerats
Hmm I was thinking of watching this because the summary seemed up my alley. I'll give it a few episodes maybe
finished Tokyo Ghoul, it was average. the writing got pretty dumb at times but was entertaining enough for what it was. also, the last episode was the most interesting but also probably the worst way to end a season. i really only watched it cause i wanna watch all the sequels coming out in the spring.
same reason i watched sword art online last week, which i also found average. the writing was terrible, but the action scenes and setpieces were so spectacular that i didn't really give a shit.
Tokyo Ghoul re is dumber than Tokyo Ghoul. I dropped it awhile ago, it was a good laugh to see how many characters would have some generic abused past that turned them into a generic bland psychopath.
just finished Amanchu! as a huge fan of Aria, this was fantastic. the scenario is way different, but JunSatou's sound directing really brings back that feeling from Aria
also finished Sword Gai: The Animation. i didn't hate it, but holy shit, really one of the worst shows i've seen in a while.
i just finished psycho pass pretty good and i recommend it but the ending kinda sticks with ya
The violence is only bad in the first episode, after that it tries to be both overly dramatic and has these awkward comedy scenes, it fails at everything. It wanted to be all kinds of different things at once and succeeded at none of these, it's not deep, it's not emotional, it's not shocking, it's not relatable, it's not good.
It's the kind of show that's bad to a degree that it ascends the meaning of bad or shit and becomes an entirely new thing that is nothing but painfully offending to anyone that isn't a braindead normalfag, similar to SAO. It annoys me that when we finally get an anime that tries to do something different, it does it in all the wrong ways.
Oh and did I mention that this isn't even an adaption to the original manga and they completely changed the plot to make it about muh Russian racist boogeymen? That's Netflix-funded anime for you. If you want a proper adaption go watch the 80s OVAs.
I thought crybaby was great, the ending is sad but it's not supposed to be shounen-ai, so it's the only option really>>26366>If you want a proper adaption go watch the 80s OVAs.
those aren't 100% faithful to the manga either
imo the best part of crybaby was the first half. i think its the first anime to do the hotline miami violence aesthetic
>>26366>muh Russian racist boogeymen?
I found it as a funny reference, nothing more.>>26376
I'm not going to read manga nor watch original series. But i believe you that manga is probably the best. What else did you expect from the apocalypse? There was no option for happy ending. Good people go to heaven, bad to hell and live in heaven. But i guess netflix didn't want to "trigger"
anyone by showing this side of Christianity. Earth is done for. The end.
All in all I didn't liked what i saw on this show but there was something that kept me watching till the end. Their vision of how apocalypse is going to look was pretty accurate imo, that's the one thing that was well depicted.>>26393
Gore wasn't over the top until they killed MC's family and that stadium massacre.
It wasn't just a funny reference, they used a big title to create political propaganda that has nothing to do with the original story. I'm not just talking about the few scenes with the Russians but how the entire show revolves around "muh racism", "muh homophobia", "hurhur everyone is special" etc.
Psycho Pass is great, I really enjoyed it too. The movie isn't as good as I was expecting, but it was nice to have hints about what the rest of the world looks like.
>>26366> it's not deep, it's not emotional, it's not shocking, it's not relatable, it's not good
Considering it's from a franchise only notable for being edgy garbage that's something that shouldn't surprise anyone.
>>26397>entire show revolves around "muh racism", "muh homophobia", "hurhur everyone is special" etc.
You're imagining things. It's about normans and their proceeding degeneracy. I guess you have seen some pseudo intellectual "review" on youtube and tok conclusions from there. Don't even bother to prove me wrong. I didn't liked the show(beyond biblical themes.) so i don't care about it.
I just finished Robot Carnival.
I really like animated short anthologies(like Genius Party and other Otomo's shot anthologies) and this one was pretty good,not as good as other anthologies that I have watched but good nonetheless.
I really only watched because of the segment that was directed by Yasuomi Umetsu(KITE and Mezzo Forte),and his segment was the best of the entire anthology.
I really recomend it if you like sci-fi and artsy anime.
I recently watched mud slap. Anyone else seen this? Its about a boy who likes to slap things in mud and let it cake on. The best scene was when he slapped his dick in mud and then against the wall.
Just finished Nichijou, and im planning to rewatch it soon becuase that shit was great.
Favorite opening ever, though I like its Russian dub.
i just finished watching the KyoAni Air TV series and the Toei Animation movie adaptation.
on a technical level, the movie is worse, and by several orders of magnitude. you would think a 90 minute movie would have more production value than a 12 ep + 2 OVA series, but the animation and art direction is surprisingly undercooked in the movie. TV series also a really nice atmosphere. sadly, those are the only good things I can say about the series. the story is confusing, the overall series composition is borderline incomprehensible, and the character designs, visual and personality, are awful. at least the movie has a focused, coherent narrative, which is not something i usually value too much, but key stories are always shit and it helps not to focus on haremshit. neither are very good, but at least the movie is 90 minutes with a story that you can actually follow.
first*, gave*, more*,
I also recently finished this one, I agree that Umetsu's segment was probably the best one of the few. Still, the one with the mecha battle set in the Meji era (A Tale of Two Robots) and the ones that were actually about the Robot Carnival were almost equally as impressive in my opinion. I feel like the Robot Carnival segment(s) are satire referring to the western interventions in third world nations which often ends with the nation in question being in a worse condition when it ends than before the intervention started.
I didn't really like Franken's Gears and Nightmare much, for some reason they felt a bit too "western" to me, maybe it was the cartoonish character designs or the fact that it had less of a story going on than the other ones.
I never really understood the appeal of the show. Visually it's great, just like any Gainax work. However, the story and setting becomes garbage during the second half as they abandon the post-apocalyptic, untamed desert world in favor of some boring city. It was also not nearly as "wacky" and "over the top" as everyone claims it is online, there was that one fight where they keep adding drills which was closer to being retarded than epic in my opinion, but aside from that one moment in the show there was nothing that really makes it stand out from any other anime with mecha battles.
The whole stuff with Simon being an anxious and depressed teenager that is forced to confront the real world was also not that interesting as Gainax already did that with both Evangelion and FLCL before it and in both of those they did it much better.
Bear through it, they fight the literal demiurge in the very end.>>26720>Gainax already did that with both Evangelion and FLCL before it and in both of those they did it much better.
No, Evangelion has annoying characters and FLCL is le artsy shit. Both are overrated.
I did it, I finally finished Ranma 1/2, after years of watching a few eps here and there. Now I just have all the OVAs to go through.
>>26763>Evangelion has annoying characters
I don't agree. Before I watched it, I constantly read people claiming that Shinji was an annoying, whining pussy and Asuka was a cunt but they really just behave like mentally broken people their age. If they are annoying to you then that just means you can't relate to them because you did not have similar experiences and/or view on life as a teenager.
you're just bitter because you're not japanese. Bad bait and shitpost.
>They haven't produced any really meaningful philosophy books , classical music , or theater.
That's just factually not true. If you don't know about the subject, don't pretend you do.
And no, I'm not arguing that 99% of anime is pure entertainment with little to nothing really "deep" about it (and there's nothing wrong with that btw).
There's nothing wrong with that , but some people take shows too seriously , especially evangelion or lain fags. They should read more classical literature instead
They take them seriously for obvious escapism reasons. And again, nothing wrong with that as long as they don't go on crusades against others (which they rarely do anyway).
Corpse Party- It was pretty good, it made me realize how sharp scissors are, it also made me really happy when the little sister died her voice was annoying.
What is the demiurge?
It's not like I take them serious because I believe they are better than any other artform but there is generally a lot of hidden stuff that can be found in shows like that which makes it interesting to delve deeper into the subject. You can like anime like that and literature or any other art form at the same time.
Besides, if you think classical literature consists of just masterpieces and there are no rotten apples to be found in the medium then you are just as foolish as people who think anime is the only thing worth experiencing. No medium can be perfect and there will always be people that find themselves in a specific medium that are actually really bad at what they do yet still become famous.
If anything the Anti Spiral was the one fighting the demiurge as best as he could. Keeping the universe in almost dormant state.
Try the games maybe, they're pretty fun. Definitely reccommend the first two, but the final game got a bit too supernatural for my tastes. If you end up enjoying the first two it may be worth it just for completions sake but otherwise I wouldn't bother.
Maybe I can relate to his backstory but being choosen to pilot the most powerful man-made war machine changes everything. Sure they encounter more powerful enemies with every episode which changes his psyche too, but… How can you still feel pathetic when you're the one who pilots mecha.
The demiurge IS the universe. And the protagonist literally says in one of the last episodes "the whole universe is against us".
The sole reason anti-spirals did what they did was to protect the universe and prevent its collapse which is as demiurgic as it can be.
So after a few months I have now seen both Patlabor OVAs, the TV show and today I watched the first movie.
First of all, the TV series definitely is the weakest of the series and the Griffin arc bore me to death. It made me drop the show every episode that revolved around it but I picked it up later every time until finally I just googled how long the arc took and skipped it which I should have done sooner. The reason for this arc being so boring, at least to me, is because the series' appeal is that it's a SOL comedy cop show with the occasional mecha fights in it so a "serious" story suddenly interrupting its episodic nature was quite annoying, especially so since there was nothing interesting about the story whatsoever. Another major issue was the replacement of one of the main character, Kanuka, who was replaced with Kumagami who has no personality and her only gimmick is that she's good at everything but that only lasts for like two episodes after which the show pretty much ignores her existence.
The second OVA was somewhat better than the first with the exception of the first four episodes which are an continuation of the Griffin arc, outside of that it brings back the fun episodic tales with my favourite being one about an actor for a popular kid's show hijacking its last broadcast because he's going to end up without a job.
As for the movie; the visuals are absolutely stunning and some of the best I have ever seen in anime, if you liked Ghost in the Shell and haven't seen this one yet then I recommend you watch this as well because it bares a lot of similarities in terms of art plus it had the same director. As for the plot, I do believe it could have been fleshed out a bit more, it was just a generic hollywood-esque "hacker is going to kill lots of people by hacking fucking everything … something something biblical themes" story but ah well, it did have the type of mecha fights that every other entry in the series lacked.
Just finished made in abyss.
Great show, probably in my top 10. Last ep actually made me tear up. I pray there is a second season. It makes my heart ache in the very best way and I love everything about it. Shit I am getting teary eyed remembering it.
You are the cancer that is killing anime.
Weird thing is most people share your opinion, however I enjoyed Byousoku 5 Centimeter much more.
Could you explain what you mean by that?
>>26917>Made in Abyss>Killing anime>Not realising normalshit like Dragonball and One Piece is killing anime
Like what >>26943
said, can you please explain what the fuck you're going on about. Otherwise quit shitting up the thread.
Recently I finished Watamote and just started Welcome To The NHK, these seem bearable. Are there any similar anime?
Watamote, avoiding the obvious that the main character is in contrast of this place, is actually decent. The plot is confined which helps character development. 8/10
By liking what you don't like?
dragon ball is primordial, can't help it.
fuck one piece tho
Tried watching one of the Ranma 1/2 movies but dropped it 15 minutes in.
I have been watching too high of quality of anime lately to take that far of a step down without mentally preparing myself.
I need to find a middling/average quality anime to reset my taste/tolerance for trashy anime again.
Watched Venus Wars.
It was pretty meh and kind of pointless but the machine designs and over all ascetic was pretty cool. The story was kind of shit though.
There isn't a more wizardly anime than M.D. Geist. There's a scene where Geist throws a femoid off the bed when she tries to have sex with him, because Geist only lives for violence and death.
DANGEROUS, MOST DANGEROUShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEJTmi0eiJU
I've seen clips of P&S, it had a very adult swim LOLSORANDOM and wacky vibe to it.
Watched Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X)
All I have to say is EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
The show is fucking gross yet I couldn't stop watching it. For every gross moment it would follow it up with some sappy cute moment to balance it out, but it is still fucking disgusting.
How can something so degenerate and fetishy on the one had be so conservative and heartwarming on the other? This one weirded me out and I normally am find with intentionally weird anime.
Thanks for the recommendation wizzies, it was great. Loved how the succubus (forgot her name) is very realistic in the way she manipulates and uses people. Also liked the 40k-esque vibes it gave off
こどものじかん was good. It seemed very one dimensional at first but became very in depth soon after. I don't know how close the anime is to the manga but from reading the first few chapters, it's very close in the beginning, it may drift into its own story but I'm not sure. 8/10
Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! (NakaImo)
[NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!]
What I expected was a dumb harem show and anime boobs, and I got that. But what I also got was a surprisingly complicated mystery show with conspiracies, plot twist, and clues that you have to pay attention to.
Don't get me wrong it is still a dumb show at its core, and there is a lot of nonsensical bullshit (mostly in how characters behave, especial the MC being as dense as a brick which is typical for these kind of shows) but I was plesently suprised that the show lets you flex your critical thinking and leave enough clues for you to be able to guess the twists and turns if you are paying attention.
I will say that the one true mystory (who his sister really is) is way too easy to guess though, as they gave away too many hints in ep.1 assuming no one would pay that much attention I guess. So after that point it was sort of
>I know this is a red harring, but I must find the evidence to prove that it is.
>that bitch is lying, but why tho
and so on.
The animation quality is kind of shit though so I can't recomend it. I mean it is not super bad but just really poor in places, and you tell that they ether had a low budget or were short staffed or something. It is not devastatingly bad I guess, but way too many static shots and short cuts with no pay off or excuse for it. Just cheap animation cheats or no animation at all while they pan the camera around the static image. I can excuse alot but I can't excuse lazy/cheep animation with no pay off for it.
I watched that a year ago and I always thought the crossdressing succubus was going to be the sister. She's always the closest to him since they live together, she claims to be sent by his father's company but from what I remember his mother never confirmed this, she often pushes herself into stereotypical ecchi situations with him and then there's the fact that the MC never even considers her being the one but he does with females that he has less interaction with. I feel like the show would have been ten times better if she had been the culprit but overall they did do a good job at showcasing a simplistic but fun mystery story.
I just finished last exile, i'ts the story about a boy and his goal of flying across a giant sky current on another planet with his friend after both their dads died trying to cross said sky thing to deliver a peace deal in a world war. the plot does not make much sense until the later episodes, also bear in mind they are not on earth the whole time, I genuinely enjoyed it
That kind of reminds me of when I was in high school me and the other animation nerds though up what we felt would be the funniest super villin. Basically he was a guy who ran around blast "obscene" material at the most inappropriate/funniest places to make a point or cause general chaos. This was back when the religious right was the main buzzkills so they were the primary target.
Long story short it sounds like something I would probably like/find funny.
Houseki no Kuni.
Thanks to the wizards who recommended it in the seasonal anime thread. I can't say what exactly it was that made me really like it. There was something to it that worked well for me. I don't think that whatever it is that made the show work for me was anything deep. There are probably philosophical and religious depths to the show and source material, but it feels like those are unrelated to my enjoyment.
Maybe it's that the characters were all sexless and asexual, or that everyone in the show was lonely in their own way, or that none of them had biological families. Maybe it's the character development Phos goes through, or the way Phos' attachments to the others appear to be another manifestation of a deeper loneliness rather than mutual understanding. Phos seems to have an internal experience of friendship which does not match the external world; Cinnabar, the Sea King, Antarcticite, Bort, and the Sensei all behave and react towards Phos in ways which are very different from Phos' expectations of their relationships and personalities. These people need each other, try to help each other and want each other, but the nature of their needs, cares, and wants are shown to be selfish (King's betrayal), harmful (Phos' attempt to be useful to the community during winter), futile (Phos' promise to Cinnabar, Antarcticite's attempts to help Phos), or extremely suspicious (Sensei's relationship with Shiro). Friendships between characters seem to be near the level of illusion; Antarcticite's memory weighs heavier on Phos than the real person did, while the real, present Cinnabar fades from focus. The idea and illusion of the friend is more able to meet the person's needs than an actual other person.
Or maybe I just like CG animation a lot more than I thought.
I decided to try out Trigun for the first time. I went in with low expectations, expecting a sort of cool action show but with not much of a plot. Well, I didn't even get that.
This show feels like watching Cowboy Bebop's retarded, inbred cousin that survived an abortion and if I had not known this aired alongside it I would have mistaken it for a shitty ripoff/parody. Even though the OP implies that this is a show about badass gunfights, the main character has this rule of never killing and this causes scenes to happen where he shoots guns out of people's hands or someone's buttons off, defeating his opponents without a single drop of blood hitting the ground. The action scenes have Looney Tunes-tier physics with characters constantly surviving explosions in their face. Somewhere in the middle of the first half of the show they start foreshadowing the fact that he's some kind of alien with a power akin to nuclear weapons that can wipe away entire cities and when this does eventually happen a person that was standing in front of him survives the impact while the rest of the town is completely blown away.
Eventually there is this arc where a bunch of assasins come after him and the show turns into what seems like a power-level shounen where characters with superhuman abilities are defeated without landing a scratch on the MC. The guy that seemed to be the main villain speaks like an edgelord written by a 10 year old. I had to drop this mess after around 18 episodes, I watched that much of it because I felt like the show may eventually drop the comedic bullshit and get serious but that never really happened.
I enjoyed the show quite a bit but it is not for everyone I guess.
What kind of stuff do you normally watch/like?
>>27449>but it is not for everyone
That's the same thing everyone says about any anime when you say negative things about it. It's just plainly badly written and that wouldn't be a bad thing if it at least had cool action scenes which is what I came for but it couldn't even give me that. It was trying to be serveral things at once and failed at all of them. It has annoying characters, shitty action scenes due to the no-killing rule of the MC and the fact that he can magically avoid any bullet making him seem immortal and through all of its flaws in its writing even attempts to come off as deep.>What kind of stuff do you normally watch/like?
I don't really have a specific preference in terms of genre if that's what you mean, I can enjoy anything as long as it doesn't include annoying, overused tropes and it doesn't require me to "turn off my brain" to enjoy it.
Trigun is all about pacifism and non-violence. Vash is sort of a cyber-Jesus or space-Buddha.>seems like a power-level shounen
Because that's what it is, lol. At least partly.>drop the comedic bullshit
It's an action comedy. Why would you expect it to change genres?
All in all, if you expected some artsy-fatsy pretentiously "mature" crap a-la Cowboy Bebop from this show then the joke's obviously on you.
Don't watch Outlaw Star either.
>>27474>It's an action comedy. Why would you expect it to change genres?
I don't, but if it attempts to be more than just a comedy then it shouldn't ruin good action or dramatic scenes with unfunny chibi bits. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the "comedy" of the show is unfunny as hell but I'm used to Japs thinking that screaming is the golden standard of humour by now.
There are some anime that are both a comedy show and know when to have some good dramatic scenes and actually do a good job at this by not mixing the two constantly.>All in all, if you expected some artsy-fatsy pretentiously "mature" crap a-la Cowboy Bebop from this show then the joke's obviously on you.
Really? Because both the OP and the previews seemed to imply that's what it was. Hell, even throughout the show they try to play it off as one with flashback scenes and moments that were obviously meant to shock the viewer but did nothing to me due to most characters being de facto immortal which I already mentioned.
Not sure how Cowboy Bebop is pretentious or "artsy-fartsy" in any way though, I guess you have such low standards that you feel personally insulted when a show actually tries to do something creative. Is jazz music and taking influence from western films considered pretentious now? I guess "lol I touched her pantsu and boobies" is more your speed.
Ah, you're one of those…
Go watch Death Parade or something. That'll go well with your daily latte, "wizard".
Might also recommend Kaiba, Tatami Galaxy, Aoi Bungaku, etc. I have lots of "mature" normgroid-approved titles like that to recommend to the likes of you (as long as it'll hopefully keep you off the site).
Oh btw consider getting into original anime motion pictures. Start with Miyazaki and Shinkai, then simply choose the ones that have the most fartsy posters. You'll be able to discuss those with your hipster college friends and they won't even laugh at you, in fact they might've probably seen and liked them too, so don't miss out champ.
You're kind of proving my point. You just regard anything that became popular for its creativity or beauty as "artsy fartsy", you're kind of like an anime hipster.>"mature" normgroid-approved titles
Except normalfags only watch badly-written, badly-animated seasonal shows. You know, the shows you like so much. >as long as it'll hopefully keep you off the site
I'll stay here as I have always been.
>>27477>Except normalfags only watch badly-written, badly-animated seasonal shows.
Wrong, unless you mean your gen z peers, who I don't really know or give a fuck about.
So, other than the newest generations, Cowboy Bebop has always been probably the most favorite and well-known show among western groids, and the staple object of obsession for casuals and "critics" inhabiting groid platforms like ANN and such.
So you should really look into those shows I mentioned - they'll be right up your alley, I can guarantee that.
Because see, you might think of yourself as having a "unique sophisticated taste" but in reality you are so typical that I have seen literally dozens if not hundreds of pretentious little shits like you flapping around anime fandom over the years that I have all the reasons to act annoyed and unimpressed.
Oh, btw breaking news: you're going to stop watching anime altogether in a year or two. Mark my fucking words, kid.
Princess Tutu, pretty fucking good. Overlooked show.
you are just going out of your way to pick a fight now.
I was just going to try and recommend stuff you would probably like more but since you want to pick fights I recommend you just leave.
The joke with Kemono friends is that it's actually really good. The atmosphere you get from it is really amazing; the background is full of broken structures, rusting effigies of human hubris, and still functioning automatons who remain long after their creators have died out, maintaining what was essentially a theme park, but is now a strange environment where the safeguards in the safe play environment have rusted away.
In the first episode there was a rusted theme park board with paper brochures, and near the end there were the remains of military aircraft just sticking out. All of it was not even mentioned by the characters, they're just having their adventure, completely oblivious to the remains of human accomplishment around them.
I couldn't even get that far before dropping it. I have no idea why it's popular.
The bad animation made me avoid it completely so I didn't even give it a chance.
Finished Chika Gentou Gekiga Shoujo Tsubaki finally. It's been on my list but I kept putting it off. 5/10 overall, the art style is dated, the story is decent it reminds me of Maichan's Daily Life. Nothing compelling, mostly gore for gore sake, I should have expected this though
Llama succubus was so kind I was depressed after this show.
What's the show with two succubi/dudes that look like they're wearing winter olive uniforms and hats?
Soukou Akki Muramasa.
Take a risk and watch the weird or totally diffrent from what you normally would watch.
Do you normally avoid a certain genera? Say sports anime, or anime geared towards children or something.
Give something from that genera a shot. You may find something you enjoy. Even if you don't you will likely gain a better appreation for the kinds of things you do like and realize why you like them.
You can also watch so bad its good anime or straight up bad but not boring anime while roasting it. Again it will improve your appresiation and enjoyment of what is good.
And if you really are just fed up with everything burnt out, like you watched just about everything, then it may be time to jump to manga.
I pretty much used to watch everything, the only thing I avoided was stuff like Naruto or Bleach, which are known for hundreds of episodes and a nosedive in quality.
I've watched long series like Gintama, but I dunno, I can accurately sense if I'm gonna like a series or not. Maybe I'll try Cardcaptor Sakura.
are you thinking of succubi last tour?
Might have better luck calling it Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko.
Naruto and bleach are both quite enjoyable anime. Just make sure you skip all the filler episodes which are terrible quality. They both get worse at the end but you get plenty of enjoyable stuff before it devolves into massive OP powerlevel shit. People only hate on them because they're popular and it's cool to hate anything that is popular.
>>27540>Just make sure you skip all the filler episodes which are terrible quality.
That's… kind of a red flag for me. I mean, there's stuff like Endless 8, and there's selective watching.
I don't know what you mean by this. The filler was just shit they shoehorned in while they waited for the manga to be written, you can skip it without missing any of the plot.
I really liked it and it made fatherhood seem pretty cool.
Then I kept on seeing people commenting on the second half of the manga so I read the wiki page with the plot summery. Needless to say I am not going to read the manga, not because I am a prude or anything but because it just seems to go against the established chill fatherly vibe of the show.
watched the first 2 gundam entries, started on zz, then took a break halfway through to watch cross ange and now i'm watching serial experiments lain.
Anyone watched Angels of Death anime yet?Is it good enough or an insult to the game?
For those who don't know the game it was about a little succubus stuck in a psychiatric hospital
Nah its pretty good. You can tell its from a jrpg because of its awkward comments and observations, but not anything bad. Zacks voice is annoyingly loud (like that silver hair protagonist from black clover) but all in all its bretty good. Nothing amazingly spectacular its just… Good
Sangatsu no Lion
This show hit me right in the feels. It's about a professional shogi player but you don't need to understand shogi to enjoy it as the actual matches themselves are short and not very important to the overall story. Very well done but it's one of those shows makes me kind of bitter that I'm not a normalfag because the strongest feels come from the MC figuring out how to not be a loner. He has some of the same issues as I do but he had a much harder life and despite that he dealt with all his issues way better than I did and ends up happier as a result. It makes social isolation look very bad in comparison to the alternative.
Honestly a lot of the appeal of anime, especially slice of life shows like this, seems to be simulating the good feelings you get from socialization for people who are isolated. I think that's why it appeals to a certain type of loners so much, but it does make me question if people who like anime can ever be considered "true" wizards and we're not just failed normalfags in truth.
Pretty much all of anime is written from a very normalfag perspective. I call it pro-life cultism. Most anime deals with the same themes, and usually has identical resolutions and conclusions. You really shouldn't feel bitter or 'enlightened' if you watch an anime like Shingatsku no Lion, NGE, TTGL, or anything else. It's all fiction and wishy-washy bullshit. In regards to your statement about social isolation looking bad in comparison to the alternative, the reason it would seem that way is because the writer made it to look that way. But you have to remember, that isn't reality. Anime is not reality.
Despite saying that I rarely take anime seriously, I still enjoy it. You can enjoy or explore an idea without identifying with it.
Finished watching Ayakashi the other day.
I decided to watch it mainly because I found out that Mononoke was actually a spin-off of one of the stories, but was pleasantly surprised at how good the other 2 were. Both set up tragedies very well, with one about forbidden love and the other about revenge, and they wrapped everything up quite nicely. The meta elements in the latter were quite neat, too.
As for the Kusuriuri story itself - I thought it was amazingly well done and, despite loving all the arcs in the spin-off anime, found it to be better than any of them. The deliberate concealment of the mononoke itself for over half the story worked very well to increase the tension and add an element of mysteriousness to it, as did the gradual application of Kusuriuri's methods of warding it off. The actual struggle itself was also more intense than anything in the spin-off, with actual danger threatening Kusuriuri himself, which wasn't really present in any of the other arcs if I recall correctly. The reveal of the "reason" was very hard-hitting and tragic as well.
Overall a great anime. Definitely worth watching for the Kusuriuri story alone, but the other 2 were also very nicely done.
For an adaptation it feels more like a regular story though. I don't have any interest in the source material because it looks like fujoshit. ED is really nice, good use of silence in music.
RACHEL GARDENER's VA is spectacular. I liked ISSAC FOSTER's VA too because it really drives home his crazinesses, but as of ep6 he looks very dead though I doubt that's possible because he's hardshipped.
just rewatched kill la kill, the last and first anime I've seen in over 4 years
still as wild and funny as I remember it was…up until like episode 8 anyway
when it turned all serious and shit is when they shoulda just canceled it from TV
it never turns really serious, like say Gurren Lagann does. there are constant gags like in most superhero movies nowadays, I don't like this trend of not taking anything seriously for longer than a minute, I think it reflects the nihilistic state of modern society where everything is treated as a joke.
>>27934>it never turns really serious
Yeah whatever, you know what I meant. It started funny and devolved into that angsty teen battle arena shit, then Save Teh World shit.
>>27935>It started funny and devolved into that angsty teen battle arena shit, then Save Teh World shit
it was obviously gonna end up like that, it's not a fucking comedy. even evangelion starts with a fairly light mood.
the real problem with kill la kill, is that the rate of jokes doesn't slow down as plot progresses, it's so bad that some(not very bright) people will think it was intended to be a comedy.
>>27942>the real problem with kill la kill is the rate of jokes doesn't slow down
No, the real problem is the comedic quality plunged drastically.>it's so bad that some(not very bright) people will think it was intended to be a comedy
Unfortunately for you that little passive aggressive jab doesn't hurt me, because that was never my impression. It's not a comedy, but it would have been better as one.
Not everything needs to be OH SO SRS existential drama that apparently gets you off.
Not everything with a little laughter is "nihilistic."
Keep your stupid alt-right dog whistles off this board.
>>27943>No, the real problem is the comedic quality plunged drastically.
They were always crap.>It's not a comedy, but it would have been better as one.
No it wouldn't be, it's hardly funny, it's a superhero summer blockbuster tier comedy, only good enough to supplement action, that's fine, but they clearly overdone it.>Not everything needs to be OH SO SRS existential drama that apparently gets you off.
There are plenty of comedies, Trigger made some purely comedic anime afaik, watch that instead of complaining about perceived lack of humor(there is abundance of it) in something that is not a comedy.>Not everything with a little laughter is "nihilistic."
it's not nihilistic per se, but it's a reflection of a modern, nihilistic trend to turn everything into a quasi-comedy, because fuck taking anything seriously. a good example is MCU films being chock full of comedy, KLK is also a good example of this trend, TTGL was goofy at a times, but it was never THIS goofy, fuck Imaishi Hiroyuki(or whoever is responsible) for ruining this potentially 10 out of 10 anime with constant shit gags. it's still pretty good of course, but so much potential is lost due to trying to appeal to some ironic kids or nihilistic adults or god knows whom. >Keep your stupid alt-right dog whistles off this board.
keep your retarded conspiracy theories to yourself, not everyone is an alt-right agent out to get you
watched panty and stocking
this show wasn't fun at all wtf
It's a Japanese equivalent to American "adult" cartoons. Except it gets a pass because it was made in Japan and by Gainax.
i tried to get into it two times, but couldn't.
While it got popular in the west it was not well received in Japan so at least there wont be a second season.
>>27954>popular in the west
yeah, that thought pestered me throughout the ordeal, that people were going nuts over this soft-porn dreck with an excessively cussword filled translation
tells you a lot about the west and america in particular, people here are truly crass
Get over yourself fag.
>>27955>soft porn dreck
Sounds like half the market in japan.
planning on watching mushishi for the fourth time
Seriously, what is your comment supposed to mean? I'm not quite fluent in normiebabble.
You probably offended his "patriotic feelings" or something.
7 Deadly sins? Thanks!
The trailer looks cool. Hope the actual show doesn't shoot its wad at the beginning, like some motherfuckers.
Gurren Lagann is probably the closest thing to KLK there is, it's more serious, but in a good way.
Watched Marie and the witches Flower last night.
It was alright, looked gorgeous, story was interesting at the beginning but kind of fizzled out the same way howle's did for me. Worth a watch though.
I just finished watching eromanga sensei. Well it's not exactly high-art, it's entertaining and just ecchi enough to keep things interesting. I'm normally not a fan of romantic comedies or harem style anime but I liked this one quite a bit.
And unlike Umaru there's an actual hikineet character
I just started season 2 of this, and they're bringing in power levels.
Finished seven deadly sins. Not very bad for a tv anime. Some annoying characters. Too many weeping succubi scenes. The power level nonsense in season 2 just reduced it to a medieval DBZ. Escanor was a total badass against the demons though, and that sort of redeemed the experience for me.
It's a pretty cool and vibrant battle shounen that doesn't take itself too seriously (most of the time), but whatever.
Have no idea what your definition of "obnoxious" is anyway. So, the only advice I can give: just search the databases for the shounen and/or adventure genre and choose what feels right for you.
watched the utena movie last night. something about the whole franchise really appeals to the gesamt artfag in me. the series is amazingly and thoughtfully constructed, but the movie is straight up surrealist masterpiece
I like it, until I realize it's all post-modernist progressive babble
So now I have finished bot the third season and the movie.
3rei is a big improvement from Herz as they finally decided to focus on the plot, but its a shame that the production values clearly dropped. Its specially noticeable during the action sequences which don't compare to the ones from S1 and S2.
The movie is nice, I like this take on Emiya, but it also suffers from subpar quality for a movie. Even if the BD version looks way better than the theatrical release.
Finally got around to finishing Grisaia.
I can sum up my feeling about the show as thus: Fuck This Show!
The mind bending plot contrivences, the Garry Stu MC, the plot holes, unexplained bullshit, suspention of disbelife shattering stupidity, emotioanl manitpualitive bullshit that doesn't even matter in the end, and the list goes on.
The writing is just trash on every level, the animation is inconsistent as fuck, and over all the show melts my brain with how fucking unintentionally retarded it all is.
The only thing it has going for it is the succubi look pretty and there are a lot of them.
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
It was ok. Had alot of potential but the passing was broken and it felt rushed in the end.
It was also one of those teenage emotions hold the fate of the world type anime. So pretty sappy and predictable at parts.
That said I did enjoy it, but I feel if it was a bit longer they would have had time to properly do a lot more things they seemed to have in mind.
Just watched overlord until the most recent episode. This is exactly the kind of escapist fantasy trash I was looking for. Something I don't have to really exert any mental effort to enjoy.
I recently finished season 1 of hinamatsuri. I can relate to the main character of Hina - always just sitting around wanting to play games and basically autistic but never wanting to bother anyone or really start up conversations with anybody.
Just wasted three hours watching "bastard." Been curious ever since I saw it in video stores in like 1993, but it just turned out to be another one of those OVA adaptations of some manga, with lots of filler and, of fucking course, unfinished. No exaggeration, my time would have been better spent sleeping.
Well, now that I know my ignorant posts trigger you enough to actually go and edit a screenshot…no. I'm gonna keep flying blind and complain every time I finish a bad anime.
Considering the alt-right is a totally made up CIA meme, yeah, they kinda are!>>27961
Try Toriko, it's like that with food kinda, although as a shounen it of course won't be complete for another ten years.>>28198
That crazy shit is still going, they would never finish it now. It's been running nonstop since then.
It's also gotten more impossibly stupider than DB super. Everyone is on "universe killer" level now, like goddamn Marvel Celestial fucks. Satan is literally like dozens of planets tall. Gurren Lagann, except unironic and edgier than Lady Death.
Also the 'hero' has surpassed Rance in rapitude. Even defeated a succubus by raping it. It's just pure sexually charged power battle madness
Just because it's unironic doesn't mean it's serious tho, the dude can't die, when mortally wounded, he explodes into multiple chibi clones of himself. The fuck?
Oh and some of these fuckers are just way too complicated to possibly animate>>25037
The "war" it's referring to is actually the one in the past, when Beld, Fahn, Karla, etc were still allies. But yeah really misleading and clunky. That's what you get when you try to animate your own D&D notes I guess. And the oav itself is actually just loosely connected snippets in chronological order.
I think "rule of cool" dictated how it was made more than anything else. It's really one of those "must consume all related materials for full effect" creations Japan seems to love so much. You would need to also play the game, read the (actual) novels, read the spinoff manga, watch the other two series… Really don't get why they tolerate that kind of thing.
The spinoff with the witch spans *300 years* of shit casually mentioned through the other works. Very annoying.
Ah well at least the dreamcast game was roughly self-contained. Also ends in a somewhat funny time loop and takes pot shots at itself for being part of a series that isn't.
And you can screw up the rest of the series somewhat. Every "chapter" has different guest characters from the main show/storyline cameo, 2 at a time. You can get them killed and the battles survivor becomes depressed and leaves a few screens later with original dialogue. The exception being Ashram who hides it by saying how disappointed he is in her weakness, how she "shouldn't have died to that", calls his elf waifu names, but after you beat the area he throws away his sword and goes down the wrong path
Got around to finally watching land of the lustrous.
I would have never believed a CGI anime show made in this decade would ever be a 5 out of 5, and then I watched this show.
I love everything about it and can't wait for the next session (there better be a fucking next session or I am going to have a god damn fit).
Toriko ended. Anime is pretty good too, it's TOEI mass produced shit but the characters are fun and the fights are interesting. It's ridiculous at the start, and it just keeps amping up. Tommyrod fight around ep50 with the century soup in the artic was hype as fuck.
One of the best parts is that it's a little more serious than DBSuper and doesn't go the childish-stupidity route.
Sounds cool. I might finally watch something recent.
You sound like a huge and total normalfaggot, to be honest. Why are you even watching anime at all? Especially the one that clearly says "ecchi" in the tags and which contents should be overall clearly just from a brief description to say nothing of screenshots and trailers.>This anime is fucked up on so many levels.
Somehow I bet the total number of shows you watched lingers around a dozen or so.>an escapist pedo fantasy tailor made for people with no self esteem or social skills without even the slightest hint of shame about it
That's a pretty usual thing.
>>28306>an escapist pedo fantasy tailor made for people with no self esteem or social skills without even the slightest hint of shame about it
that sounds pretty amazing tbh
watches ecchi, gets mad. >They've made an escapist pedo fantasy tailor made for people with no self esteem or social skills
what website do you think your on right now?
This is bait>>28304>>28305>>28306>>28337>>28339
Which seems to have worked.
I might get around to watching it for myself eventually, but I am not really in the mood for ecchi at the moment.
It's a pretty crazy show with a pretty big rise and fall. The show starts off boring and desolate, but quickly becomes interesting once the flash back starts. It then peaks half way through (like episode 13) and then goes into an absolute free fall. The second main arc completely shifts the focus of the show and everything feels super condensed. The fights drag on forever and the characters repeat you the same information you've heard just heard multiple episodes in a row. The ending is also a complete let down.
They make organization out to be the big enemy, but it never turns into anything of substance. Nothing ever is really explained about the organization either, which wouldn't be a problem if all the claymores didn't have a good understanding of it. How is it structured, whats its real goal, why do the claymore never target the black men, and a bunch of other small details.
It was more or less nothing but a longform ad for the manga.
Granted it still could have been better in that regard.
For example I loved Blade of the Immortal even though the anime was just a tiny taste of what the manga had going story wise.
>>28301>They've made an escapist pedo fantasy tailor made for people with no self esteem or social skills without even the slightest hint of shame about it
You're pretty much describing 90% of anime/manga with that,is so accurate that it may as well be an /a/ banner.
The moral of the story is don't trust succubi/stupid people.
just finished the ancient magus' bride, was pretty good.
But Mikami had never made the slightest slip up until that point. If Misa did that shit it'd make sense, but Mikami from day one was shown to be highly competent. If it showed mikami having some minor paranoia or had him make a minor slip up before I'd have believed it. Also the way Light and Mikami act once they're caught was really sickening. Both of them had this "noble" personality thing going but as soon as the jig was up they turned into pathetic losers trying really stupid shit to recover instead of recognizing when they'd lost.
Pretty realistic. People like that, when they're finally taken down and lose their composure, it can be difficult for them to recover and be as noble/confident as before.
It was realistic, especially because earlier L said light was "childish and hates to lose", but it was almost too real for me or something and gave me a pit in my stomach for a while. It was kinda hard to watch.
she has best legs for sure>>26819
the lord and creator of this world and the world we cannot see
Oh boy, what a ride.
Take some basic furfetish, mix it with Akame ga Kill and Prison School, add some Kakegurui with a pinch of Animal Planet documentaries, and you get this.
Shit is edgy as fuck, completely over-the-top, profoundly obscene (yes, somehow I cannot call it "lewd" but rather it felt vulgar and dirty and ekhcobradickskhm), and bizarrely eclectic. I'm not sure whether it can be described as self-aware or not - at first it has a nearly satirical feel about it, then it gets increasingly dystopian (yet somehow curiously dismissive about it for the most part), then finally the last episode is just plain dark - like think School Days level - and yet attempts to brush it off in the last minute and do so in a very fucking CREEPY way.
All in all, I won't deny I had fun watching it, but it has a weird nauseating aftertaste. Not only of shit, no.
Only in that creepy last minute of the last episode that I mentioned.
Tried to keep up with Gintama, but fuck this show is stale as shit 300 episodes in. It really is Family Guy of Anime, and the humour seems to follow a flowchart. The best example is all those Hokuto no Ken references.
>Something minor happens
>Characters are now in the future
>Suddenly it's an apocalyptic wasteland, lol!
This happened at least three times.
I will probably watch this after I am done with the anime I am watching.
It's uncensored right?
I watched the blu-ray rip, so yes.
No idea how it was during the broadcast tho.
I can't stand watching some edgy stuff with censorship everywhere.
It is the thing that turned me off the anime adaptations of Tokyo Ghoul and Future Diary where the manga was a full on gore fest.
I mean they probably eventually came out with the non-shit version but the damage was done in my eyes.
I have tried to get into Gintama multiple times but it always ends up boring me to tears. I have read many times that it gets better as you progress, but I'm not seeing it.
I feel like the anime is only liked because people develop a stockholm syndrome due to sticking with it for so long.
Watched Kino no Tabi (2017)
It just wasn't as good as the original show imo. Especially any time they used the shitty CGI because they didn't want to draw the motorrad.
It was nice to get some new stories including ones about Kino's master, so I am not totally dissatisfied, but the original is one of my favorites so my expectations were pretty high, and this newer version kind of let me down.
Utawarerumono. I started watching this because a wiz in another thread suggested it. I liked it a lot. It has great pacing with a good balance between bloody political revolutions and cute catgirls doing cute things. The ending got pretty convoluted and was done poorly, but this anime has lots of great episodes. If it didn't start sucking at the end it would be one of my top anime of all time.
Don't forget the OVAs and the new season (Itsuwari no Kamen).
From your description this sounds like the worst anime imaginable. It would be torture for me to watch something like that.
Watched Killing Bites.
Honestly reminded me of a much dumber slightly edgier (because of all the rape stuff) version of Bloody Roar.
Infact I am going to break out my emulator and play through the arcade mode a few times.
The show it's self was just ok. Nothing that bad or that great about it.
If a second season comes out I might watch it.
I don't know I watched it when I was around 13 or 14 over a decade ago and remember thinking it was tolarable but not great.
Then again damn near everything I was watching or reading back then had dumbass love triangles or romances that dragged on forever due to characters being socially retarded or couldn't be honest with their feelings. I think if I tried to watch it again I would probably loss patience and drop it.
If misunderstandings and indecisive main characters are a peeve of yours then yeah, I wouldn't recommend it. I have more patience when it comes to this kind of stuff than most people do, it seems.
Watching the first session of Psycho-Pass. Was really good. It has been a long while since I watched some good cyber punk stuff and this one was right up there.
I will watch a few other things before I head into session two. Hopefully they can keep up the quality writing and themes.
Just finished Claymore. It was really a fantastic anime on so many levels. It kind of appears to be a cheap generic shounen vampire killing story at first with the traditional gender roles reversed, but it evolves into so much more than that once you realize how claymores are created and learn the backstories of the characters and see them have to deal with the struggle to remain human. I think that part is allegorical to people's struggle to control their emotions and end up hurting other people, so people can easily relate to their struggle.
Also, in order to kill their enemies the claymores have to sacrifice their humanity. I think this is an allegory for what humans have to do to kill other humans. They have to view them as some sort of monster, and in this case when Priscilla literally turned into an actual monster, she still has the backstory as a human and human memories and she turns back into human form at the end. Remember her crime that Clare wants revenge for is that she turned into a youma and killed Theresa and now Clare is going to turn into a youma to kill her and repeat the cycle all over again. It's the same thing that happens when someone kills for revenge in any situation. They become the monster that they originally despised. The awakened beings are also like people whose lust for power turns them into evil killers. The power feels so good that they just keep killing and gaining more power. Basically this thing has allegorical themes out the ass for all sorts of interesting sociological and philosophical concepts. It's not your average battle shounen imo.
I think I'll have to read the manga to see how the story ends.
I also recently finished Grancrest Senki. It was really a mediocre anime on so many levels. It had a lot of the things that I like, political revolutions and conquest for righteous reasons, but it was like one of those modern day movies where you feel like they tried to pack every scene with as much action as possible. All the characters are completely one dimensional. Basically every show will skip over the boring parts and go right to the interesting scenes, but this anime just takes it to extremes. One scene the MC has just barely managed to get his home village to support his rebellion. The very next scene he has a massive army of well provisioned, well trained troop that is storming the king's palace. The pacing on this is terrible. Maybe if they made it into a 100 episode epic they could have fit what they tried to do into a story that was actually well done, as it is, bascically the characters just get plot armored through one crisis after the next nonstop. The other thing that will probably annoy you if you watch this is that the MCs are all extremely ineffectual and unambitious and the only characters with any ambition are the antagonists in the story. One's motivations make no sense until literally the 20th episode so you have to sit there saying "wtf why is she acting so retarded" the entire time which reduced my enjoyment. The other they just made into a stupid violent overconfident thug which was annoying. It was another one of those feel good "we can triumph over evil by just being good people" things that appeals to anyone who is a good person. The plot armor allows them to self insert as the MC due to their similar moral values and feel like they could do the same things he does simply by knowing how to not be an evil piece of shit. It was entertaining enough to get me through the entire show, but it wasn't exactly good.
I finished all the animated Index/Railgun series. I didn't just finish it, but it's the last one I really invested in, maybe six months ago or so. I have to say I have very mixed feelings about it. A few characters in particular I liked very much, and certain arcs were really good. The sisters arc in particular had some masterpieces of scenes involving the sisters and accelerator. It felt more like a horror/suspense story than anything else, and I do love me a good cloning plotline. But then a whole bunch of the other arcs were just straight trash, as if they had been written by a completely different person. I did NOT like the title character of a certain magical index, at all. Nor was I fond of a large portion of index 2. I think I liked maybe two or three of the plotlines in it. As for Railgun, the canon arcs were actually pretty good, even if the best one was just a re-telling of the arc from Index 1. However the filler was absolutely irredeemable dogshit, I wish I had realized it was filler before getting halfway through it.
I give it maybe 5/10, the good parts were really good, but the bad parts were really bad and far outnumbered the good parts.
My main problem with the series was the implication that individuals shouldn't be allowed to possess power beyond a certain point. Fuck that noise, there's nothing wrong with people having nuke-tier abilities and the unbalance would even itself out eventually since the murderous ESPs would not feel as liberated to do shit if they knew other, lawful people with ESP also existed. The best way to stop a guy with a gun is not to hope no one has a gun, but to have a gun yourself.
just finished all of anime raildex too. sum total is definitely a 5/10, the writing is mostly bad, especially in index, but watching touma cold-clock a bunch of megalomaniacs is so viscerally satisfying that it almost makes up for its flaws.
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
This was really a fantastic anime. If you like military strategy definitely give this one a watch. The setting is great, a blend of fantasy and early industrial era when new technology like guns and artillery are being introduced. The pacing is great, the plot developments are great, it really illustrates the the burdens of command and the horrors of war well. Interestingly you find the MC thrust into supporting a country that he believes is failing its people and they are essentially working as the bad guys the entire anime. It's leagues above the average trash that gets produced today, but I looked it up to see if it was getting a season 2 and apparently it tanked in Japan. Fuck you and your shitty taste Japan. Why can't you ever like anything that's amazing enough to get it animated to completion? Instead you want 20 new trash copies of other trash shows every season.
>>28567>Alderamin>pacing is great>plot developments are great
Oh boy.>leagues above the average trash that gets produced today
It's really not.>it tanked in Japan
Unsurprisingly so given it was a shitty ad for a shitty ongoing LN.
Something that always bothers me is how much damage he is able to take with no explanation (like point blank explosions that send him slamming int walls) but he is reliably able to take most people out with really shtty boxing and a over reliance on a haymaker.
I kinda want him to run into a actual martial artist or tactically minded person who pushes his shit in because they actually trained for the possibility that just magic or PK might not be enough. I am not saying someone like accelerator has to pop a cap in his ass, but maybe have someone who can consistently counter a big telegraphed punch and deliver one of his own would be nice.
finished project Itoh. The second movie, empire of corpses, was a really fun setting. It was a steampunk mixed with traditional monster flick. Enjoyed this movie alot.
The final movie "Harmony" i felt was the weakest. I got tired of the protagonists monologues after a few minutes of the movie. The constant flashbacks were also not needed. I struggled to finish this movie.
Anyone know of any other good sci-fi animes? I'm new to anime and have seen very little.
>>28703>Anyone know of any other good sci-fi animes
Have you watched Ghost in the Shell? both the movie and the tv series (Stand Alone Complex), they are pretty good and usually recommended as entry level anime.
Psycho Pass is nice too.
So is someone going to make a new one of these or what?
Anyway I marathoned one show and one OVA.
Happy Sugar Life
And Alien 9
I thought I was prepared for Happy Sugar Life. I thought I knew what I was in for. Simply put I was not. Everybody in the show is fucking crazy and not in a fun way. There was maybe one sane character of importance and they died. Over all the lesson I got from the show is that love is scary and I want nothing to do with it at all.
Alien 9 was a 4 ep OVA from the early 00s. It was just a tease story wise and overall not very good at all. It also had a bad case of EVA syndrome if you know what I mean. Mopey reluctent MC, beats you over the head with it trying to be deeper then it really is, trying to do psychological stuff but not really understanding the genera or how people work so character motivations are simply broken, etc.
Though the worst thing about it is that it was kind of on the boring side.
Depending on how you feel about mechs you might want to try Patlabor and Macros.
The movies are pretty good.
Appleseed isn't bad though some of the CG used for vehicles hasn't aged well.
And since you mentioned steampunk I might as well throw in SteamBoy, which is a great film and example of the steampunk sub-genera.
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Steamboy? AKIRA was better if you want the same director.