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Made a new one since the old one reached bump limit.

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 No.30740

Jingai-san no Yome
"What the fuck did I just watch and why did I enjoy it so much?" was my general reaction to this show. Hyper short eps (3 min each for 12 eps), very bizarre humor, but oddly at the same time it can be quite cute and unconventionally romantic.

 No.30836

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Tate no Yuusha

The Animation was good as were many of the fights and effects. That's about it. Naofumi wasn't really a likeable character and his reactions and hate for the world did not actually make much sense. The conspiracy against him again did not make much sense, even less sense when towards the end the Queen turns out to have been on his side all along. The other heroes are portrayed as bumbling fools that can't cooperate and are weak when Naofumi never cooperates with them either and becomes stronger for no discernable reason. Overall I would say the anime does not seem to know what it is doing or how it is doing it, maybe they left ALOT out from the source material that gave this context but I never read it and I doubt it.

Granblue Fantasy

Just an advertisement for a mobile game, story was bade but some of the character design(appearance wise) were well done as was the architecture and the flying ships were nice. I like the Renaissance feel, not much fantasy actually does that.

 No.30838

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Just finished both seasons of Nanatsu no Taizai.
Really liked the first season, it was a fun fantasy themed shounen with more of an adventure feeling that just fight after fight, the animation was nice and imo it had a perfect ending.
But in true shounen fashion they had to go on and on, and at soon as it starts what does the second season do? introduce powerlevels, and that's when I knew the series was fully stepping into generic battle shonen territory. I just couldn't take it seriously everytime the dialogue included mentions to powerlevel. Not to mention that it goes from a more action/adventure feeling to just a collection of fights, and the animation really takes a nosedive at times.
I also noticed that barely anybody stays dead in this anime, everytime a character appears to have died they show up again under some bullshit excuse.
Oh and Merlin is probably the most bullshit character in the whole anime, to the point that more than a character she feels like an asspull machine that can do anything neccesary to advance the plot.

 No.30861

>>30838
do you recommend watching the first two seasons to catch up for the new one starting in fall? i'm not big on shounen but i also don't mind watching them, and fall 2019 is mostly empty outside of the continuations of a bunch of big shounens that i don't watch. i'm thinking i might try at least one of them

 No.30862

>>30861
Different Anon, I dropped it somewhere around 20th episode mark. It had bits I really liked, like tha backstory of the guy on the left, or the giant chick on the right.
But I very much disliked the MC, the shounen vibes it was giving, and I'm pretty sure it introduced a major character out of the blue for some reason. If you're open-minded and like anime for what it is, you might enjoy it, if you're irritated and seek for something deeper, it will probably be a trial to sit through it and the generic tropes.

 No.30867

>>30861
If you don't mind shonen tropes I would recommend going for it, it has some good moments

 No.30890

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Just finished Ghost Hound. I had been meaning to watch this since forever but I always forgot about it, but I recently took to paper anime that I've always had an interest in and I gave it a shot finally (before this I had watched Kino’s Journey 2003, so damn good). I enjoyed it a lot. Small town setting with spooky folklore; a trio of grade schoolers with traumatic pasts fucking around with astral projection. Psychological and paranormal aspects were interesting, gave me a few things to read up on (especially the information given at the episode previews). At 22 episodes I kind of expected it to slow down considering its nature, but I was hooked and burned through it. Unfortunately, the ending was rushed and compacted, which is a shame because It had excellent pacing until then.

On a different note, I got back into anime recently after a long hiatus. Feels good.

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This is textbook example of your average anime that sounds interesting, has an interesting premise but wastes the screen time over nothing.
It wasn't bad, because I haven't dropped it, but half of the themes were completely pointless, and surface of the interesting one was barely scratched.
Pants was the only good supporting character.

 No.30953

>>30836
I dropped granblue fantasy on episode 4. The setting was promising but the characters were awful. I think I made the right decision.

 No.30954

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I just finished watching season 1 + OVAs of Starmyu. I'm writing my review now because season 3 recently started airing and I expect the series to remain consistent across seasons.

Alright, so this literally feels like a musical. For me this was great. There are plenty (at least once/episode) of dance/song sequences, which I found really enjoyable. One of my favourite aspects of the series. I'm a huge sucker for that sort of thing. On that note though I'll mention that the character designs are kind of bland, however I can't really fault the staff for this because of how much movement (dancing) needed to be animated. I didn't observe any CG being used. There are a variety of cute dance outfits!

The characters themselves were cute but in some cases were poorly/under developed. I suspect this will be somewhat remedied in later seasons. The cast is relatively large and the first season is only 12 episodes +2 OVAs.

The OST is decent. There are some good songs like character songs and such. I liked the ending sequence. https://youtube.com/watch?v=2kLyUptu2Bg
Unfortunately, music for this franchise has been difficult to find so I'm hoping that the airing of season 3 will trigger greater availability of audio content. Otherwise I may have to suffer the indignity of ripping from YouTube or something.

In terms of writing, there is some 'forced drama'. I loathe the term but I think it's accurate here. There's also plenty of ships to set sail.

Overall the series is decent and it basically 'does what it says on the tin'. I'd rate it 7/10. If you like musical anime and/or boy idols then you'd probably think it's decent. Appeal to a broader audience than that is limited I think.

Tengenji is so hot

Finally you should know that I may be biased because many years ago I used to program/build theater lighting systems (I'm severely autistic), so I've worked on a few musical theater productions. I have a soft spot for theater in general. I look forward to watching the remaining seasons.

 No.30955

Finished Dororo.

It wasn't great. The story was not really that captivating or complex and it was episodic in nature. It tried to spread in moral messages but they were done poorly, often would not make sense and were often being put out there and then ignored and the repercussions of that would be ignored as well. It was animated well and looked good though.

 No.30956

Dropped paranoia agent, exceptionally boring, ok opening episode, but then it just devolves into the daily lives of random people, and never connects at all, for instance there's one episode that's just a bunch of wives telling stories they've heard about "shonen bat", that could have been conveyed in a 2 minute montage, not an entire montage, and that's the full show, just a load of random characters whose lives never interconnect, I only got to ep 9 I think it was, but if we imagine they actually explain it all in episodes 11-13, if you deleted 80% of the prior episodes, I highly doubt your enjoyment would improve, it is a nothing of a show, an audio-visual word salad

 No.30957

>>30956
>entire montage
meant to say entire episode, can't say I'm shocked I made an error, watching that show has most certainly made me stupider

 No.30975

>>30956
but that's pretty wrong though, one of the most central themes unifying the whole thing is in the title. you know, "paranoia agent"? were you not even able to grasp that? shounen bat is just kon's personification of sel-f-delusion writ across society as some sort of social epidemic, i thought this was fairly obvious. he wouldn't be able to make this sort of statement unless all the characters were unrelated outside of their one affliction.

 No.30976

>>30956
I thought it's a really great show, and I disliked Paprika.
You really miss out because the last episodes are the most satisfying to watch.
I really liked the dub, too.
https://youtu.be/fdB6vS8K-dU?t=637

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I recently finished watching the first two seasons of Symphogear. I'm writing my review now because the latest season is currently airing and I don't expect the character of the series to change much in the next few seasons.

In Symphogear, nearly all of the drama is ham-fisted but in a way it matches with the over-the-top nature of the entire series. I say this affectionately.

The plot can be described simply as 'epic', with plenty of interspersed drama. There are a lot of exciting climatic moments where you can feel the hype.

Symphogear is very creative in general with rich artistic flavour. The series just oozes creativity and this is one of my favourite aspects of it.
Very creative outfits and character designs. Maria Cadenzavna is literally me.

The OST is pretty great with loads of vocal songs by the female cast. I've relistened to some of the albums many times and put some of them on my portable music device. The music of the series is definitely a positive in my mind but I recognize that this is highly subjective. I always like it when a franchise puts out lots of character songs and other musical content.

I generally don't enjoy action in cinematic works but in this case the action scenes are entertaining and engaging to me. Both because of how they are portrayed artistically and because of the songs that accompany them.

I watched the BDs and didn't perceive any technical production issues. Animation quality was fine; no complaints.

Yuri romance is served as a (also ham-fisted) side dish. I really like yuri romance so this was a plus for me. It doesn't dominate the screentime so don't let that deter you from watching.

Overall 8/10 and I think the series deserves praise mainly on the basis of creativity and artistic merit. I really liked it and look forward to watching the next few seasons.

 No.30987

Finished One Punch Man.

I heard people saying the second seas was bad but I actually preferred it to the first, the only problem I had with it was the ending and having to many characters and those characters having too many pointless fights.

 No.30988

>>30987
>to many characters and those characters having too many pointless fights.

if that's not your thing then you should probably just not watch any more of the show because that's literally all it is.

 No.30989

>>30982
G is my favourite, mostly because of the scene where Hibiki and Genjuro sing the Police Story theme song in nip Cantonese. first season is also the least best, most fans would agree the series got better as it went along

 No.30990

>>30982
Symphogear is the worst anime I've watched. Dumbest cheap garbage anime that made no sense.

 No.30992

>>30989
the last season has been great so far, Symphogear is the gift that keeps on giving

 No.30995

for the past couple months i've been going through PA Works' catalog chronologically. i'm midway through Sakura Quest and the only one i have left is Sirius, which i skipped when it was airing because it looked really boring. going through the shows i watched:

True Tears - bad. kind of an inane school romance/drama-leaning harem story. it's an early mari okada composition, and mari okada had a really bad track record in her early career. i also remember really weird directing choices.

Canaan - another early mari okada stinker. or maybe not, i just remember not really being invested in any part of it. could be just a matter of taste.

Angel Beats - usually don't like Key anime but i thought this was pretty enjoyable. the music was actually pretty decent and i liked the concept. like all Key stories, the characters weren't really that great but they were written too well but everything held together enough to keep me interested.

 No.30996

>>30995
Another - really liked this one. i've read complaints about the story and how it falls apart after episode 4, but i didn't see this at all. it's true the first 3 episodes are really strong, but the directing was outstanding enough to keep a certain level of intrigue throughout. i think there was a sense of self-consciousness about the horror genre that kept me invested and not pass it off as trying too hard or not trying at all.

Tari Tari - simple school story. not life changing, but there were enough moments evocative of Barthes's punctum, which is all i ever want from these types of shows.

Red Data succubus - fucking mess of a show. either an incomplete novel adaptation or the series composition had no central idea for the story in mind. early elements that seemed important were either abandoned or turned out to be unimportant. there's like a bunch of mini-conflicts that don't add up to anything enough to make you care.

Nagi no Asu Kara - a lot of people think this is mari okada's best writing, and i can see why but i also completely disagree. the first half is almost unwatchable, it's mostly really shitty uninteresting kiddy shit love triangle drama with a seemingly pointless fantasy setting/conflict. however, it's also completely necessary setup for the second half, which i can agree is some of okada's most interesting writing. she really shines when she puts characters in the weirdest, unrealistic situations to draw out really human emotions (e.g. atsumu in AnoHana dresses up as menma as a perverse way of grieving, the son in Maquia getting drunk to deal with his confusion about feeling attracted to his adoptive mother who looks physically the same age physically as him). i think the second half is pretty brilliant because it's such a weird drama and the fantasy setting actually really pays off visually and dramatically.

 No.30997

>>30996
Glasslip - i think this is completely misunderstood. sure, it's not a masterpiece, but most of the criticisms are coming from uncharitable positions that just drop the whole concept at confusion. i'm not saying because being a bit obtuse makes it good, but i also don't think the show ever ever led anyone on into thinking it would be a simple youth drama. the first episode is really weird, just like the rest show. no one should have expected it to be a normal school romance/drama, i mean m.c. escher and his recursive realities was a recurring motif, that should've tipped people off to the fact there was something more complex going on. i dunno, i liked it.

Charlotte - yeah, not a fan of Key works again. honestly, i thought they could've stretched the last episode into a whole other cour. the whole momentum of the show seems to be pushing Yuu to make this huge character change, which doesn't even seem that convincingly important, but then he goes on this epic global quest in one episode? the ending kinda ruined it for me, but i was still slightly interested up until that point. i feel like non-VN Key stories spend way too much on exposition and worldbuilding when they don't really need to and it's not generally their strong suit.

HaruChika - fucking horrible. infantile. insipid. it's like they completely misunderstoof what made Hyouka so good. the "mysteries" in each episode are pointless and serve the overall narrative in no way, mostly because there is no overall narrative. the story goes from point A to point B matter of factly, and the characters are completely divorced from the conflicts. really fucking terrible, probably the worst PA Works show if Fairy Gone hadn't come out this year.

Kuromukuro - fun mecha series. decent designs, CGI wasn't terrible, the story was interesting enough to keep me watching. all i could ask of a modern mecha show

Uchouten Kazoku 1 & 2 - really good stuff. kouji kumeta is listed as the character designer, but i'm inclined to believe director yoshihara masayuki had more control over it since the designs look exactly like his characters in the Anime Mirai 2010 project he spearheaded. either way, everything looked great. i slightly prefer the first season over the second because the first felt more like a complete story with the second season being extra/aftermath, but i guess you could interpret the second season as a story of closure. very entertaining, nonetheless, i think it's up there as some of PA Works' best

 No.31002

>>29223
K-On is mediocre. It's western propaganda pandering to niplanders. English Instruments, American/English songs, English snacks, English teas, and the movie is a trip to England.

The Blonde succubus pretty rich westerner, as usual for these types of western propaganda. It was heavily promoted because nipon media is still heavily in bed with GCHQ's "war guilt information program", which promotes western ideals.

If I wanted to watch cartoon like western propaganda, I'd turn on CNN.
Here, have some real /jp/ knowledge dropped about the GCHQ's emasculation propaganda program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpmFSn2d5x4

TL;DR: There's basically a silent war on in Japan's media over the cultural soul of the nation: Old guard ideals and ancient imperial wizardry / alchemy (Trigger, etc.) vs pro-western new-world-order-tier GCHQ & CIA + SJW shit (Kyoto Animation, etc.)
K-On is an infomercial for UK & western media.

 No.31003

>>31002
yeah and les rallizes denudes is also western propaganda. are you even japanese? i can't imagine caring about another country's "purity of heritage" more than the country's natives.

 No.31004

>>31002
Trigger makes furry shit though. How is that for japanese heritage?

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>>31004
Japs love furries, always have.

 No.31009

>>30997
>Glasslip - i think this is completely misunderstood.

Nah, it was utter garbage. The ending of the show left a lot of propositions out of the windows, it's a solid 2/10, 2 for the background art.
https://thepantlessanimeblogger.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/glasslip-review/

 No.31011

>>31009
yeah, i remember reading that blogpost after finishing it. it's a really facile take on the show that rants on about what the writer wanted the show to be instead of trying to understand what the show was attempting and assessing whether or not it failed (but this is to be expected, as almost every anime review i've ever come into contact with online takes this bullheaded approach). if you think i'm exaggerating, there's some snippets which are blatantly false and speak more to an inferred understanding than an actual reading of the text. e.g.
>The supernatural thing between the two is also really stupid. They claim to see the future, but everything is kept ambiguous up until the end.
this is false because neither protagonist established that the visions were visions of the future, they were just hazarding guesses as to what they might actually be. in fact, the lead succubus even rescinds this idea 3/4 of the way through.

>That’s kinda a big signal to just go for it. The guy never confesses though, but all of a sudden, when asked by her mother why a guy is visiting him, she just blurted out that he is her boyfriend. The romance is ruined, the characters are ruined and everything wasted in the six episodes are ruined in that instance.

this only works if your working theory is that the romance is the focus when it's not. this doesn't even coincide with the fact that succubi do this kinda dumb shit and it's a pretty realistic portrayal of how they string guys along. which was the point since the drama of her character arc is centered on not knowing how to handle interpersonal feelings (which is thematically uniform with every other character).

i mean there's no mention of possible motifs or symbol, and the central thesis of the whole piece is that the show "has no story," as if this were a claim that were either falsifiable or relevant to a show's merit. the color of pomegranates "lacks a story" but that doesn't make it any less of a film. the demand for a teneble plot gives me an impression is that this author only finds high-concept material acceptable and has no experience with mood pieces. it's not particularly impressive to talk about plot and dialogue and "writing" as strictly the only means of narrative conveyance in a visual medium.

again, most anime writing i've seen leaves a lot to be desired as it's usually authored by self-appointed "critics" with very narrow-minded views of a what show must do in order to be considered quality material.

 No.31012

>>31003
This is the power of true weebs. Some of them go even further and bring up Japan when talking about "the evil Jews" and say Nippon is jew-resistant.

 No.31015

>>31002
what are you even talking about? Trigger is more westaboo than Kyoani could ever hope to be.

 No.31016

>>31011
>>The supernatural thing between the two is also really stupid. They claim to see the future, but everything is kept ambiguous up until the end
>this is false because neither protagonist established that the visions were visions of the future, they were just hazarding guesses as to what they might actually be. in fact, the lead succubus even rescinds this idea 3/4 of the way through.

First of all the show main focus is supernatural, if you go to this anime's MAL page, this is literally a quote from it

>What if you hold the power to hear the voices or see fragments of images from the future? Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? Glasslip follows the life of Touko Fukami, an aspiring glass artist born from a glass artisan family. She enjoys her worry-free life in Fukui, save for the fragments of images that she sees on occasion.


The anime is about supernatural events. Many times in the series it is hinted that MC can see the future such as the hints of the train and crows surrounding other characters and the bad thing is IT'S NEVER TOUCHED ON AGAIN, this show wanted to be something. It just failed to know what it wanted to be.
There is many other things I could talk about this anime, such as the capitalist human centapite relationship going on in this series.
There is too much in this series to on personally

 No.31020

>>31016
i didn't know MAL was the sole arbiter deciding what a piece of entertainment is and isn't about.
>The anime is about supernatural events.
can you prove it's about supernatural events? if that is so, why is there such a focus on interpersonal drama? why are only two characters out of a cast of six privy to supernatural events? did you ever think, perhaps, the supernatural was just a fictive device meant to dilate and exaggerate specific notions about relationships in order to explore them? why don't you tell me what the show was attempting to be instead of preemptively blocking out any refutations with vague assessments like
>It just failed to know what it wanted to be.
unfalsifiable statements aren't impressive and show you're not actually trying to see what the show was trying to do. the impression i get is "the show was trying to do something, but i don't care enough to figure it out so let me rant on about what i didn't like and presume what i didn't like was expressly the purpose of the show." it's an utterly unconvincing stance that unfortunately the vast majority of people who write about anime take. my rule of thumb is to only write if you have a great core idea and hyperfocus on that idea. otherwise you end up rambling and taking a non-position that you have to retroactively defend with either vague (e.g. "this show wanted to be something. It just failed to know what it wanted to be.") or outright false (e.g. The anime is about supernatural events.) statements.

 No.31021

>>31020
anime can be about many things at once

 No.31022

>>31021
i agree. that's why i think it's foolish to make statements like
>First of all the show main focus is supernatural
i don't think it's charitable for any decent discussion about an anime to try to pigeonhole it into one idea like that and restrict all thoughts to that idea. easy example, having a preconceived notion that the sailor moon anime is a manga adaptation and criticizing it for not sticking close to the source material would be pretty unfair to the show itself.

 No.31036

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>>31020
>can you prove it's about supernatural events? if that is so, why is there such a focus on interpersonal drama? why are only two characters out of a cast of six privy to supernatural events?
Supernatural events was supposed to play a big role into the series since it was heavy placed on, but however the show failed on this premise when it had many references to people dying and stuff but it never happens (second upload) so yes the show was intended to be about a supernatural elements but it never happened. As for the reason the two characters are the only one who are able to see into the future … it was never explained, as a matter of fact the only reason why those two got together was due to the fact that they were the only one who could see the future but as the story progress it just becomes melodrama B.S thus the story becoming dry and nonsensical. You also bring up the fact that the supernatural elements was "just a fictive device" if so then the both of the MC are schizophrenic and needs to be admitted to a mental hospital, the flashbacks impacts the other relationship in the shows.
>why don't you tell me what the show was attempting to be instead of preemptively blocking out any refutations with vague assessments like
Sure anon. This show was trying to be romantic/supernatural with the hope o f making you cry but it failed horrible when around episode 6 they changed a lot of stuff. A lot of dumb things started happening such the glass and future thing, which I guess was suppose to foreshadow what would happen but it failed, it would have been about a deeper exploration of relationships but since the characters friendship was so dry it was perpetually annoying, it felt like most of the time they did not know each other. This show tried to be clannad but failed, I did not cry, only raged.
>unfalsifiable statements
Alright anon, try to explain to me what this show was about … cause you said I can't find it out. explain to me anon

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Kind of late but I finished watching Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry a few weeks ago.
It was pretty good. I had it pinned as a simple harem with battle elements but it actually was much better than that. The protag only really has 1 love interest and they start dating within the first few episodes rather than dragging it out for the whole series, which is nice. And the romance didn't interfere too much with the battles and action, there was a good balance. Nice underdog story, did feel a little cheap with some deus ex machina elements at times but the battles were still tense and the protagonist was very likable. Last 2 episodes were especially great.

 No.31057

>>31036
>Supernatural events was supposed to play a big role into the series since it was heavy placed on, but however the show failed on this premise when it had many references to people dying and stuff but it never happens (second upload) so yes the show was intended to be about a supernatural elements but it never happened.
how can you prove this claim if you admit the show doesn't support it in the same sentence? i don't understand this logic in the slightest because it doesn't make any sense. unless you read interviews or could cite information on the actual production, this is exactly what i said you were doing, i.e. forcing the show to try to fit into your preconception and criticize it for not doing so. this is an extremely amateur position to take. this isn't critique, it's conjecture and not very compelling at that. sorry, but i don't think you're a very good critic.

when i say the supernatural elements are fictive devices, what i mean is that they are narratives devices the writer creates to move certain elements of the story in a way that benefits the ideas he is attempting to depict. i think it's pretty clear i didn't mean the visions were diegetic elements.

 No.31058

>>31036
by the way, i was insinuating (very thinly) what i think the show is about and i expected you to be able to pick up on it. but i guess you weren't able to since you didn't understand what i meant by "fictive device."
i think the show is about interpersonal relationships, specifically romance between friends during your salad days, and the difficulties of navigating both your feelings and your friendships when they come into conflict. the visions are an exaggeration of the confusion from "coming-of-age," which is a pretty common trope seen in all forms of storytelling. the details surrounding the supernatural just aren't important because it's just a narrative device. touko has them simply because she is the main character and center of the group, and david knows of them simply because he plays opposite of touko. the relentless hounding for answers about superpowers and focusing on dumb shit like "the physics and scientific implications are totally unreal, this movie is shit because of a plothole" is pretty popular in the MCU smoothbrain demographic, and i can't say i see any difference in the position you're taking.

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Sola

Starts off kind of weak, pretty generic setting of typical male anime protag meets mysterious succubus and she ends up staying at his house. After episode 4 or so it gets interesting as more and more supernatural elements are introduced and the relationships between characters are explained.
Not much else I can say without spoiling it but it surpassed my (admittedly low) expectations and was pretty bittersweet towards the end. Not a must-watch or anything but I enjoyed it.

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Another

I enjoyed the first 3/4 or so of the show quite a bit, it was a little cheesy but it had a nice atmosphere and tension. After episode 10 everything kind of falls apart and I was just left laughing at the ridiculousness of all the deaths and insanity of the characters.

 No.31139

>>31128
All I remember about that anime is that succubus that died stabbing her throat with an umbrella

 No.31152

>>31128
That god damn show.
My sister demanded that I watch with a dumb grin on her face. A grin that told me whatever it was I was in for a crazy ride.

At first I was was a little disappointed in how mundane it was by anime standards.
Then right as I was about to complain about her wasting my time I got to the umbrella scene. That's when I knew I was going to be marathoning this show.
Once the climax hit with the field trip I had the same dumbass grin on my face.
The thing that finally broke me was the part where MC was in the middle of a room ablaze, death and chaos all around, and it is in this moment that he calmly stops to take a phonecall. I laughed my head off going wtf at the insanely of it. It was then that my sis popped her head in with a knowing look and said "I told you that you had to see this shit".

I eventually got her back with a recommendation of Trapeze (don't feel like looking up the Japanese title) so it was all good.

 No.31180

Just finished Fate Extra. It was bad.

 No.31211

>>31152
Guess it runs in the family, huh?

 No.31214

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Whew. What a ride. This show reminds me of why I got into anime in the first place. Ridiculous battles. Epic scale scenarios. Larger than life characters. Sad backstories. Villains with understandable motives. Tearjerker drama. Cool character design. Unadulterated concentrated chuuni. Weird as it seems, I cried throughout this series whenever anything slightly sad happens. I cried when servants die. I cried when someone give life advice. Jack's episode was the worst. I choked every time Atlanta appears on screen. Everything those shounen anime had that captivated me as a child, this anime did them right.

Anyway, on a more elitist and nitpicky perspective, there is a few points in the anime I'd like to complain about. You get the feeling that the budget is huge, but as expected they ran out of steam mid series. I noticed a few QUALITY moments that is just jarring compared to the excellent start and end of the series. Fight choreography isn't always good either. The best part is obviously the climax of the story where the animation style change as if they got a special team to exclusively made them. The start is also action packed to hook you in the story but the middle is part is embarrassing. I laughed when Siegfried and Mordred combine their NP to defeat Avicebron's golem like some kind of mahou shoujo or super sentai series. Next is the characters, which is also good but of course they'd chose the blandest out of them all as the main cast. Sieg and Jeanne are vegetables outside of the late story. I expected to like Astolfo but he's useless throughout the series and doesn't even act or look as cute as in fanarts. Literally any screentime without them is interesting. Also maybe because they're trying to cram the whole novels but I felt the pace to be going to fast. This is good at times because there is no dull moment but at times it just become boring. A good scene must have a build up to it. A constantly high emotion story is just a plateau. I have to praise the voice acting though since they pretty much carried the badly written dialogue. Verdict, it's a great anime and Amakusa did nothing wrong.

 No.31215

>>31214
What is is called? Goddamn I hate it when people write a long review and then don't mention what the fuck they're talking about. What good is a review of a show if other people have to have already watched the show to be able to recognize your damn screenshot and know what the fuck you're talking about?

 No.31216

>>31215
Fate/Apocrypha

 No.31217

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>>29976
"Why don't you come to the planetarium?
The beautiful twinkling of eternity that will never fade, no matter what.
All the stars in the sky are waiting for you. "


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