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Made a new one since the old one reached bump limit.
Old thread >>24509
Finished steis;gate 0, it was good.
How do you think it holds up in comparison to the original? I agree with you that I thought it was a good anime but was nowhere near as good as the original, but mainly for reasons of animation and art quality, especially in the latter episodes. Overall, it started strong, slumped a bit in the middle and finished very satisfyingly
If you found the Steins Gate series good, you should probably try Chaos;Head and Chaos;Child
Don't ever watch the anime for them though… Play the VN
Yeah, someone made a new one.
>>28954>Don't ever watch the anime for them
That's likely true. I've watched nearly a thousand titles and Chaos;Head is among the VERY few that I have significant troubles remembering. All I recall is the main character being an otaku/hikki living in a freight container on a roof, which was depicted in a pretty comfy way. Also there were some murders, I think. And some… satellite or something fell onto some building in the end? All blurry.
Finally got around to watching Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, which was pretty good once I got past the fact that it drags in the begining.
I new about the "big twist" going in so it was not shocking or anything but the writing still impressed me and overall the show was very creative in a lot of aspects. Haven't watched the movies but look forward to them.
I also marathoned Brynhildr in the Darkness, which I posted about in the craw thread on /lounge/. Even ignoring my amusement at the dub it still was a show that entertained me. Not bad, not great, but not bad at all.
I also watched both seasons of Psycho-Pass. Great cyberpunk/post cyber-punk anime. The psychological and detective stuff also hooked me. I will be watching the movie soon.
The Chaos;Head anime is a mess, not only in terms of animation but the plot is barely coherent. Chaos;Child suffers from the same.
It surprises me that Steins;Gate was good considering how every other adaptation was complete horeshit.
Robotics;Notes was actually pretty good and imo better than Steins;Gate.
finished a couple of shows and movies over the last two days.
Finished the second season of Space Dandy. It's a classic and I'm a little disappointed by how overlooked it is. For those of you that don't know, the director of Cowboy Bebop was involved. He's listed as Chief Director, though I think most of his job was directing the music and some overall direction/planning/supervising/writing a couple episodes each season. Natsume Shingo, the other director, seems to have been more hands-on involved in the actual production, but the show can't really even be considered that way. In some interview I was reading, Watanabe said that the idea behind Space Dandy was essentially a way to let individual talented animators in the industry show off and have fun. Basically, the show is sort of like a compilation of contracted anime doujins about Space Dandy and his crew. That's why the styles and consistency (not to mention narrative continuity) vary widely between episodes; each one has its episode director with a distinct style and flavour. The "planet/alien of the week" formula is just an excuse for the episode director to play around with an idea. Hopefully in the future there will be some sort of reevaluation of it, because I think it's criminally underrated.
I also finished Futari Wa Precure. It was fine, not much to say other then that I look forward to watching more Honoka in Max Heart.
Everyone really liked space dandy when it came out, but people for some reason forgot about it. It's also one of my favorites.
It was ok, not much to say about it.
It honestly surprises me that people think steins;gate was good. It was a chore to watch. Most of the time high rated anime I can at least appreciate but I just didn't enjoy it at all. The same thing has only happened to me with Akira. I have actually watched that about three times now I think, every time not enjoying it one bit and then forgetting it, then I read someone raving over how great it is and wonder if maybe I misjudged it and go to watch it again and it puts me to sleep just like it did the last time.
Yeah, the reason everyone forgot about it was because it was just pure entertainment for the moment. It's not the kind of show that you delve into discussing the plot twists and character arcs, it's just a really fun watch.
For the movies, I watched Children Who Chase Lost Voices. It was the last Shinkai movie I had left to see, and it wasn't good. It's the least Shinkai movie and the closest to a Ghibli film he's gotten, which is why I think it's his worst. He's good at mood pieces and bad at writing, and Lost Voices is the opposite.
The other one I saw was Mirai no Mirai, the new Hosoda film. I actually think it's his best one. There's typical Hosoda fetish scenes in it (pregnancy and furryshit) but those are short and done with in the first 20 minutes or so. I actually really didn't like it at first because of how insufferable the children are and all the Abe propaganda, but once it starts getting to the time warping, the movie actually gets pretty good.
There's actually a lot to discuss, just not in terms of overarching narrative. But there are some fairly deep episodes, like the episode that takes place in Limbo or the Groundhog Day episode.
Honestly, the only episodes I vaguely remember were the zombie and school musical one.
Stop calling shows from several years ago "classic".
Is Madoka not a classic?
Something from the nearest decade cannot be considered a classic by definition. "Classic" is something that is vastly remembered after a long time. Mere several years don't count as that.
Speaking of anime, I personally believe nothing that came after 2000 can be called a classic. And some people in fact argue that even the 90s' shows don't deserve that term yet.
a work of art of recognized and established value.
Nothing relating to time there.
What about the "established value" part? For something to be established, it has to have been around for a while.
Said "recognition and establishment" requires time to be valid. Something that gets favorable "critical acclamation" yet is forgotten soon after is not a classic.
And as far as anime fandom is concerned, unironically calling something from 2010s a "classic" is like showing off that you're extremely new.
not really, established is past tense, so that only implies that it already happen. no exact time requisite>>29018>Said "recognition and establishment" requires time to be valid.
not really. how much time do you need? what's the benchmark for something to be consider classic? if it's 30 years, why is it not a classic at 29 years? and if it's 20, why not 19? a year difference wouldn't change the quality, ergo the essence of a classic seems to be intrinsic. there's actually an argument about this exactly in hyouka. there's also the term "instant classic," you know.
>And as far as anime fandom is concerned, unironically calling something from 2010s a "classic" is like showing off that you're extremely new.
most people would argue madoka is a modern classic.
>>29019>established is past tense, so that only implies that it already happen. no exact time requisite
"Established" in the context of the definition you provided is an adjective, not a verb. Therefore it doesn't have tense.https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/established
fair enough, but in terms of pop culture, especially anime, reevaluation isn't common. if you consider gigantor a classic, bear in mind that nobody watches gigantor anymore, so the "established value" part tends to happen relatively soon after a show actually airs.
also, you can be as anal about the definition as much as you want, but i didn't even originally intend to insinuate your definition. the fact is the word classic is pretty commonly used as a synonym of a word like "tour de force," just generally the idea of an outstanding achievement. linguistically i'm not wrong, it's only incorrect with respect to the categorical pedant.
I barely remember anything about Robotic;Notes aside from that scene where the succubus who used the mechanical legs dies>>29012
you don't remember the death one? it was one of my favorites, could perfectly be a separate artsy anime short.
>>29018>And as far as anime fandom is concerned
I'm not sure why anyone here would give a fuck what they think.
I don't understand your argument. Are you saying that only new anime can be considered "classic" because older shows are relatively unpopular?>>29022
was the definition you posted, right?
I just pulled that definition off of a search that seemed to be related to what you're talking about.
>Are you saying that only new anime can be considered "classic" because older shows are relatively unpopular?
The argument is what is actually a classic if nobody cares about it? If the idea is that a classic must stand the test of time, then how come so many classic anime don't? Do you think anyone really cares about Future Boy Conan?
Of course a simple thread about posting when you finish an anime gets dragged down by people debating the definition of a word defined vaguely.
So you don't stand by that definition then? Can you give a more accurate definition so that I can understand what you're talking about?
>If the idea is that a classic must stand the test of time, then how come so many classic anime don't?
If a show doesn't stand the test of time, it's not a classic. And did anyone even bring up Future Boy Conan?
>>29028>And did anyone even bring up Future Boy Conan?
Many people that know about it consider it to be a classic. It's also hard to argue that it's not, considering it's a Miyazaki show. Many people also haven't seen it.
>So you don't stand by that definition then? Can you give a more accurate definition so that I can understand what you're talking about?
I was just using the term synonymously with the phrase "tour de force." This is pretty common thing in movie commercials when they list one-liners from positive reviews.
I understand now. We are working off different definitions and talking about different things. I think that you're likely to run into further arguments if you continue to use the word "classic" while working off a non-standard definition. I suggest that you use "tour de force" off the bat instead, so that people will immediately know what you're talking about. But that's just friendly advice. In the sense that you mean "classic," I agree with your posts.
I liked chitose's character because she was an awful human being. That's about all I liked to be honest. Difficult to be both industry criticism and CGDGT at the same time.
Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory.
I don't remember most of the characters, and this sequel seems to ignore how long it was since last series. The comedy is gone and they pushed the Sagara x Chidori relationship much more. Overall it wasn't bad, I didn't drop it - where it lacks comedy it had some nice mech fights.
I enjoyed the stark contrast between the saccharine art style and the actual writing/characters
Black Lagoon is cool, the arc about the two siblings was my favorite.
Also the engrish in that anime is hilarious during the Japan arc.
Fuck I had this downloaded because I enjoy sci-fi anime and it looked ok, but your post makes me want to delete it.
A similar show to Black Lagoon is jormungand.
Main character is a child solderer and a megalomaniac arms dealer. It also gets edgy as fuck in assuming ways.
Something made me hate and drop Jormungand absolutely, while I gave Black Lagoon a watch until the end.
Jormungand struck me as "yet another anime where the females are crazy and lesbo and the best because it's cool and that's what you guys want, right?"
Can't put my finger on it.
Oh wait, I can, I remember that fucking shootout scene in Episode 3 or something where he used a grapple hook to pull the MC out of harm's way - the silly thing was that they were shooting at themselves in the open from point blank range for like 20 seconds before he grappled him away from like 50m and from behind cover. Ass-pulls the show.
I enjoyed it but felt that it really needed more time/ep to develop everything. Storylines felt rushed and overall nothing felt satisfying because of the pacing problems.
I think that is my only real complaint about the show.
I should rewatch Jormungand, I barely remember anything from it. Aside from the obvious twist with the new character in season 2 and the stupid ending.
Another "similar" one is Canaan btw.
Finished Arslan Senki. It was okay I guess, but I feel like I've seen a lot of shows like this by now. Standard military fantasy show. Pretty heavy handed and uninspired themes and overall plot with lazy worldbuilding. Kind of relies heavily on the "guys pop out from the cliffs with arrows" gag that is already too common in these types of things, but some of the tactics were interesting. It's very visually impressive though. The fight choreography was also pretty good for an anime. I think I would have preferred an older and more confident MC. He kept pissing me off by being overly weak and indulgent and I get that that's kind of the whole point, people follow him because he's a good guy, not like the other kings who are evil, but honestly it would have been more fun if he wasn't such a naive goody goody. It also followed the annoying trend with anime to not have any sort of plot resolution. Fucking everything is based off some long ass manga but nothing ever gets high enough ratings to make it to the end of the story. Oh well, it wasn't a particularly interesting story anyway.
I couldn't remember what C³ was about so I watched it again. It was bitchin. But seriously I know why I couldn't remember it. It is really mediocre and nothing special at all. I also hated how bland the action scenes were. It wasn't bad. Bad would be memorable. Just bland.
C is pretty lame, yet I ended up watching it twice. Hopefully this time I remember I didn't enjoy it and not have to watch it a third time.
Finished Made in Abyss, shouldnt have judged it by its cover. Its a great series, characters were surprisingly well written, especially Reg, almost forgot that anime can be this good.
Read the manga if you enjoyed the anime, the series basically ends just when its getting good.
Just finished watching Love Live Sunshine. It was rather predictable most the time but I enjoyed it. I cried at the end and I don't even know why.
Finally finished some of those "best of all time" anime where it's an oddity that I've not seen them:
Death Note - Very strong for the first 15 episodes, but then it really does drop the ball and stays pretty average up until the ending 2 episodes. I liked the premise, in particular the fact that Light wasn't some repressed bully victim but an ultra-chad, made it a bit more compelling. Got a question for you posters, did your opinion of him change over time? I initially thought he was righteous (even if the most self-conceited man on the planet), and then once he started killing people only because they were threatening him, I felt like that was a move to make the viewer hate him, but I just saw it as collateral damage and justifiable. Maybe it's just autism and refusal to change my opinion.
Attack on Titan - I didn't get it. Simple as that. Finished the whole first season because I had nothing else to do, but I really found it uncompelling. Characters were boring as hell, pacing was questionable, so was the premise, etc. The action was good enough, and the only thing I can really commend it for is the art and music.
Kaiji - Solid, probably my new favourite anime. Can see why some people would be turned away by the art style, but I think it works really well in making everything look harsh. Great writing, probably one of the best OSTs of an anime I can think of, you really care for Kaiji, and I think it was great how harsh they were willing to beat him down. He didn't always have to win because "he's the MC", he really does take some huge losses at times. I didn't really like the pachinko arc, not sure why all things considered, I think it just went on a bit long, and I had no qualms with the ending, but I can see how some people with. Still, I really didn't like how it also somewhat indirectly said "read the manga lol" because Kaiji said something about how he'd finally defeat Hyoudo, but never does
I liked Light all the way through, hated the ending. I wish it just ended when L died
. Granted I never read the manga.
Attack on Titan is so freaking boring. I had to force myself to finish season 3 and the only reason I did so was because I hoped something would happen that would peak my interest (spoilers, nothing ever did). The show is so convoluted, so lacking character depth and so uncompelling I actually find it amazing that an anime based around giants that eat you could be this uninteresting.
The show desperately wants to have meaningful character depth but it just fails on every level. I can hardly even recall what happens or who died even though it has only been a couple of months since I watched it. If it wasn't for the fact that season one of AoT became a huge meme in the states entirely for the giants eating humans scenes I wonder how small and niche the show would have ended up.
I accidently had the greater storyline spoiled for me and it honestly makes the whole show even worse so I would not recommend any deep spoilers.
The manga is much better. The anime skips minor details that end up becoming extremely important later in the series, so it'll just look like an asspull to anime watchers when it becomes important. If you can get past the terrible art at the beginning of the series and read past season 3 material, you'll probably really like it.
I have never understood why people do this. It's usually easy to tell a bad anime from a good one in just a few episodes.
Hey I'm watching that too, its pretty fun.
I feel like its rare to see an anime actually centered on wageslaving adults.
K-ON is one of those series I have on hold due to how hyped it seems to be. I'm wary of it not living up to expectations I have set, but one of these days I'll have to bite the bullet and download it.
I think one of the main draws was that it was among the "first" CGDCT SoL. Since then many other SoL have surpassed it though.
>>29220>It wasn't any better than your average seasonal SOL.
Except it was released way before seasonal SOLs became a thing.
In fact they did become a thing exactly because K-On got so popular.
It was the first successful Kirara adaptation which drew studios' attention to other works published in Kirara magazine.
In other words, if it weren't for K-On (and Lucky Star too, and also Azumanga way before that) you now wouldn't be getting your seasonly dose of cute girIs doing cute things, so better show some respect nigger.
I really didn't like L's death
either but I just kind of saw it as an inevitability, right from the first couple episodes once he approached Light and became a huge threat, but I really didn't like the American who was meant to replace him, and I felt the ending was appropriate, since I just didn't really think he'd succeed, I personally interpreted it as the fact that humans can never be God, and even if Kira's (godly) justice may have been more effective than the standard human one, but ultimately it failed because the man in charge couldn't control it
>>29237>I really didn't like the American who was meant to replace him
This. This is what killed the ending for me. The interpretation you posted is fine and would have been satisfactory for me, I think, if the circumstances were a little different. But I felt like the handling of that whole arc was just atrocious. If I stopped watching around the point I mentioned in my last post, I would have enjoyed the show more overall. Honestly either of them dying would have been fitting to me, I just saw the show as a battle of wits between Light and L. Having this random kid come in and do a way better job in a matter of episodes just killed it, and even felt disrespectful to everything that came before.
I forgot to mention that I found the last episode somewhat anticlimatic.
ALSO I completely forgot to mention that I found the pacing a bit too fast for my liking. I think I would've enjoyed Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso more if the pacing was slower.
I am drunk btw sorry for any grammatical errors
Finished Qualidea Code. Otherwise known as QUALITY Code. I tried to watch this as it aired but dropped it within a minute. I really regret that now, after giving it another shot. Watched it again for the QUALITY, but it very quickly became something I watched because it was fucking good. Why didn't anyone tell me it was this fucking good?
Characters have depth, they're explored and develop, their interactions are lively and satisfying, and they're the strongest part of the entire thing, and so it really pays off when things happen to them.
The plot itself, the main flaw is that it's a dumb idea. However, it's pulled off pretty much as best as you ever could pull it off, things are developed and created around the plot which make it so that the central things that happen don't matter so much as the effects it has on the characters.
No joke this is great. Although with the caveat that the animation really was bad. Soundtrack was good, but more importantly it was used really well.
90s anime sure has some … interesting background music choices. you could easily do without any music for most of the scenes, yet they felt the need to add stuff. especially when it plays for minutes on end looping, yeah it's a beach scene, you don't need the music for the whole thing… complete saturation with stale sounds
Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara
The first 8 episodes were absolutely incredible - generally relaxing, peaceful and very comfortable atmosphere but during several important moments the visuals, music and story all came together to form a tidal wave of emotions that completely entranced me and made me snap out of it seconds later with tears running down my cheeks. Ive never heard Yoshiaki Dewa's name before but will definitely remember it from now on, the entire OST including the OP and ED is outstanding. Id like to keep going with the praise, but the anime has 13 episodes in total, sadly.
In episode 9 romance fully enters the stage with Shou's confession, and pretty much remains the focus of the story to its unfortunate detriment (not helped by the ending, felt like a pretty big letdown after essentially a 5-episode-buildup). Some impactful moments happen during these 5 episodes too, but they just dont feel the same and are nowhere near as good. The anime is very good overall, but that to me is the main problem - if judged only by the first 8 episodes it would be excellent, I would even go so far as to nominate it the Best of Fall 2018. But, nonetheless, I really enjoyed it and will be rewatching it periodically. Definitely recommended.
Haruhi Suzumiya franchise
upon reflection for 2006 it was pretty mad just how viral it was, most shows these days don't even have that, just maybe a reference to something in a single frame for screenshots
anyhow, good show, really no major complaints, didn't like Asahina much on the whole, I liked how Kyon became held a bit more of an active role in the Disappearance and the Endless Eight
speaking of which that was absolutely terrible and I'm not sure who at kyoani thought it was a good idea
great soundtrack, probably one of the best I can think of
whole thing was solid, except that spinoff with Yuki as a generic shoujo MC, which was terrible even on its own merits
not articulate but these were my thoughts
Dropped Texhnolyze after 2 eps. Some of you will call me dumb and that I "just don't get it", but it really felt like a random compilation of deliberately cryptic clips put together, there seemed to be no story of any sort. Though SEL did seem a bit like that initially, it didn't feel 100% random, there was enough information to keep the viewer interested. Just felt like a flashier and more violent MWAMC
You made the right choice. There is literally no story the entire way through it. It's the definition of all style no substance. It was a chore to finish.
I remember feeling that way when I watched Ghost in the Shell Innocence
congrats on not being a pseudointellectual neckbeard
Generally I dislike superheroes, but I quite liked this, story and pacing was good and all, biggest complaint was Hiro, he was perhaps the most empty antagonist I've ever seen, just killing people for fun, it's not even like he's a repressed bully victim or anything, just extremely bland
Dropped after 4 eps
I tried my absolute best to judge it on its own merits and not "how does it compare to Kaiji", but it completely falls apart on its own merits, nothing good, even the BDSM overtones which would perhaps keep my retard mind that hasn't matured past 16 years complacent for 12 episodes, but I just couldn't bear any more, I only watched 4 to see how the arc ended, but that was too much
could not recommend that terrible display to anyone
Why do I keep hearing about this degenerate shit everywhere.
can't answer for other places you've heard it, but with the scrawny beta MC (or secondary MC next to Yumeko) being shown as a human chair in probably the first 6 minutes makes it rather blatant I'd say
I rechecked, 1 minute 40 seconds
when you see this in the first 2 minutes it leaves an impression
Let me preface this by clarifying that I am huge sucker for classical fantasy settings such as this. I've always been into fantasy novels and role-playing games. I used to play tabletop dungeons and dragons a ton like 9 years ago back when I willingly sought out social interaction with humans. I would always ALWAYS play rogue characters so this definitely contributed to my enjoyment of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar. (The main character is a rogue)
Alright, let's start with the bad. Overall characterization in this is poor and most of the cast is very bland as well as unlikable. The best and most developed characters are Mari and Haruhiro. Maybe the rest of the cast gets better treatment in the source material (which I will hopefully read eventually). This series was only 12 episodes, disappointingly. Which is a reasonable excuse for poor characterization. To their credit, the plot was self-contained and loose ends were wrapped up well. However, I think I would have enjoyed a 24 ep series much more with more character development and richer world building. I also didn't really like the character designs. Except for Mari- her hair is so pretty!! god I wish I was Mari
Both the OP and ED were composed of panning stills. Very lazy. When I watched episode 1 I thought it was a production issue that they'd update with something better (I was wrong).
This is a matter of personal opinion, but I really did not like the OST. Music is a major part of this anime. It is used very frequently, not just during action scenes but frequently vocal songs are played in the background while the characters talk. A diverse array of vocal songs are played often. The problem is that it is all j-rock. Personally I don't like rock as a genre, and generally I found that it was totally unsuitable for the setting. Would have preferred a totally different style of OST. That said, some of the background nonvocal stuff was nice.
Some of the VAs in this were pretty good. Haruhiro's voice was really nice and he looked really attractive in his leather armour.
. Alright, what's the best thing about this anime? The background art (not character design). The setting looks absolutely gorgeous. EVERY FRAME looks amazing. I was pausing all the time just to admire the art. Huge enjoyment was derived from this. It reminds me of watercolour paints which I used to use a lot.
Like I said before, I'm a huge sucker for classical fantasy role-playing worlds. If you are too then you will probably enjoy this. My personal enjoyment was 8/10, but a neutral perspective might be lower than that.
This was really good and comfy. Back when it was airing some sjws tried to stir a drama around it ("muh natsee uniforms" and all) but afaik no one cared much. Still, that was when I decided to watch it, and now finally got down to checking it out since the BDs came out and all.
The authors obviously tried their best at imitating the 80s anime vibe - the characteristic color palette, drawing style and effects, the soundtrack (a mix of chillout jazz and 80s synth), and the overall noir-like atmosphere should appeal greatly to the connoisseurs.
I really liked the world building, which at first seemed pretty ridiculous and barebones, but then started unveiling all the various details about districts and societies inhabiting them (with a number of real-world allusions of course, but nothing over-the-top). Culture and technology is a surreal retro-futuristic mishmash of early 20th century aesthetics, ~1950s buildings and vehicles, modern planes, phones and computers, etc. All in all, it managed to hold my interest.
Genre-wise it's kind of eclectic too. Very slow-going, feels almost SoL-like at times, but also with a distinct "road movie" vibe since the MC is constantly visiting various places, although plot-wise it's mostly a political detective story. Btw there's hardly any action, everything's pretty chill except for maybe like two short sequences.
Be advised there is no sexual fanservice of any kind here (I didn't notice any blatant fujoshi pandering here, so don't be alarmed by the amount of lanky male characters) nor focus on cuteness and stuff like that. Not that it mattered to me much since I'm quite omnivorous as far as anime and its genres go. But yeah, next time some snobby wannabe critic tells you that "le modern anime is all about le moe and le otaku pandering" ask him if he has seen this one for example, because he probably didn't given that no one really talks about it much for some reason.
A comfy, chill and pleasant to look at "neo-classical" work with a mildly intriguing storyline. No pseudo-philosophical or patronizing bullshit. Certain people might find it somewhat slow and boring though.
Thank you to everyone who posts in-depth reviews of these shows. I really appreciate it because it helps me find things I might like to watch.
I remember watching that one while it aired, I liked it.
Made me want to smoke though.
Finished watching the Psycho-Pass movie.
It was ok, and I guess a good ending to the show I guess. Still left room for more if they wanted, but also felt like a good point to leave things off if they don't.
Overall the show scratched that anime post-cyberpunk itch.
Heard all the hype for it so decided to give it a shot. Not sure what I was expecting but it was totally average ecchi with a splash of moe fluff piece. Like cotton candy or something. I mean I guess it was fine, and it did make me laugh but there was nothing about it that really stood out or blew me away at all to justify the popularity. It is a ok time waster but that is about it. I guess if they make a second season I would watch it, but if they don't that is fine too. I have no strong feeling about the show at all.
didn't really like it that much, wasn't a bad show, action was well-orchestrated, I just felt like they could've done a lot more, and I felt like the way in which it differed to the actual WW1 was way too limited. You've got mages who can fly and send perfectly precise artillery strikes and decimate everyone, surely there should be at least some kind of way this affected the trench warfare, but it didn't
also Tanya herself was a pretty uninteresting character, she wasn't badly written, but she just didn't feel that special. Highly skilled officer who will do whatever she must to get things done. She's not boring, and I guess I'd rather that than she were like Shinji Ikari,but couldn't I apply that description to just about every important general in military history?
Not bad at the end of the day, but it just felt like it tried to hit 3 things at once and missed them all. If you want WW1, watch one of the many live-action films about it, if you want magic, watch the many other shows about it, if you want an interesting anti-hero, watch the many other shows about it
Just finished Seirei no Moribito. This is really a fantastic anime. Top notch all around. First off, the animation is beautiful, I wish every show looked like this. Something about the way they did things just draws you into the setting like nothing else. The fight choreography is also excellent, better than just about anything else I've watched. Overall things look much more realistic than in other shows. I loved the setting and world building, and the MC was a total badass with a great backstory. Really the only negative I have for this was the OST which is quite terrible.
Kamen no Maid Guy
Is is below average in every way and the characters are off model more often then they are on but I still enjoyed the trashy fun of it.
Basically take a trashy run of the mill ecchi comedy and add a huge overpowered "manime" dude in a maid outfit with a lack of boundaries and always does everything to ridicules extremes. That is basically the show. I find it funny that they thought such a low quality show would get a second season so it had one of "those" endings. Needless to say that never happened, and I am not reading the manga. Still it was a fun watch. Silly, lots of (badly drawn) big boobs, and has a consistently fast pace so if a joke doesn't land it doesn't stick around too long and it is on the the next gag.
Dropped juuni kokuki halfway through. I kept waiting for the MC to have some sort of character progression, but she stayed useless and stupid for over 20 fucking episodes. I can only wait so long. She is literally just a puppet who goes along with what other people want and constantly apologizes for things that aren't her fault. I haven't hated an MC this much since Re:zero. Actually that's inaccurate, I've never hated an MC as much. The entire show is arranged around massive amounts of plot armor. The MC's super power of being born special plot armors her through everything despite her doing literally the worst thing she could possibly do at every turn. This is garbage clearly designed for succubi who have no confidence who want to have an escapist fantasy where they can self insert and not be put off the self insertion by actually having to do something worthwhile. The most annoying thing was that they acted like there had been some sort of growth and character development when there really hadn't been. Like they act like she became a changed person because she decided to trust someone who was trying to help her. Like God damn, that is not a fucking life changing event but they were acting like she was born anew or some shit.
Also dropped Mo Dao Zu Shi. This is chinese which was annoying. Very pretty though. The story seems really rushed in the beginning and it's hard to understand what's going on or why. Like this guy comes back from the dead in some other guy's body and then they just kind of transition to being schoolmates together slaying demons and nothing is ever explained. Maybe if I kept going I'd understand, but I feel like they should have done a better job. I mostly dropped this because I was getting strong fujoshit vibes and I read the description and sure enough, it's fujoshit. Despite the demon killing it managed to be pretty boring so I wasn't sad to see that and drop it.
I wish they would just have some label on anime that says: made for succubi because every show I've watched that was made for succubi has sucked ass.
Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I don't know where else so here I go:
To any here who's seen Space Battleship Yamato, what order should I watch the many seasons and films, are there any I should skip, and is there some convenient torrent out there with the whole series in one batch?
Here are the threads where you can say you dropped them. This is only for completion.>>29212>>25866
Technically haven't finished it since it's still airing but I'm dropping it. バーチャルさんはみている (virtualsan-looking) (Terrible name, 'watching' would have been a better choice). I was excited about it but it's terrible. There's no development at all, just the same scenes every episode with some dialogue changes. Some parts are decent like the school scene with all of the characters but besides that it's only a few single lines that are somewhat funny. The first episode, they didn't even finish a scene, they just dropped the style completely and did some haphazard still shots and showed the actual rendition in the next episode. Either do it or don't.
Kiki's Delivery Service.
It's mediocre. I haven't watched it decades ago, and I don't wear nostalgia glasses, so here it is. It doesn't have anything good but muh Ghibli Graphics. I get what they tried to do with Kiki losing her power and going south, but they failed miserably. Over the years came many, many series and movies which did this much, much better.
Rated Kid's First Anime/10.
I saw it last year, and thought it was average too. But for a kid's movie it's pretty good. People always say that being a kid's movie doesn't excuse flaws, and I agree with that, but at the same time there's no denying that you can't really look at a kid's movie the same way as one intended for adults. And I'm going to stop myself right here before I end up writing an essay about film criticism in regards to children's movies.
Just dropped Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku.
This is a really low quality low effort loli slave harem. I kept watching for a while hoping that once all the lolis were introduced they could get to the fantasy plot but this show is really mostly about the lolis and is essentially a dating simulator. 90% of the time was spent going shopping with the lolis or having the lolis lay on his lap or eating food with the lolis. Every once and a while some monsters will show up and he will blow them away with his ridiculously OP powers. Anything with romance is boring to me and loli "romance" where the kid just attaches themselves to the guy for saving them is even more boring. If you want a show with no real characters or plot but you want to imagine what it would be like to live in a world where your very existence draws underage succubi to you and makes them try to fuck you, then this show is for you. If not, look elsewhere.
All the blandness and budgetness of the show aside, the thing that annoyed me most was the main character. Not even because he is a Kirito-clone for the most part, but the non-apparent motivation behind his behavior which screams either a scheming psychopath or at least a compulsive liar.Also he went brothels, wtf. This shit was obviously targeted at groid salarymen.
Have to say it's still one of my most favorite anime comedies and I have seen plenty.
It looks like typical fujoshit, so no wonder it got no attention outside its niche.
that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching
You must be male to post on this site.
Maybe he's gay, mate
Picked up Higurashi Rei last night on a whim and finished it the same night. Was expecting a lighthearted omake OVA, but there was a nice short story sandwiched into it. It was enough to bring back some of the feelings from the main VN. Pleasant surprises are nice.
Watch the 4 movies of GitS: Arise
Felt incomplete but that isn't my main problem with it. My main problem is all the changes to the Major's character. Not just in looks but in personality and level of competences. She is practically a difference character from all the other anime incarnations and not in a good way. There are some other changes to other characters too that felt off too but it isn't as big as the Major feeling totally off. Really hampered my overall enjoyment.
Even the action wasn't quite as good as I normally expect from the series.
It wasn't bad, but compared to what has come before it just doesn't meet the same standards.
>>29222>Since then many other SoL have surpassed it though.
nah K-On is still by some distance the best cute succubi SoL anime
I wish high quality BL stuff wasnt all relegated to anime nowadays, I only have enough patience for manga and nobody is writing actual long running serials instead of oneshots
There's tons of high quality looking BL doujin on pixiv, but they're all in japanese, of course. I really wanted to read them at one point and so I started learning japanese for a couple months but I just got bored, too much work, so I just enjoy the cover art instead. In general I think BL is just really niche outside of japan compared to other genres that are popular with otaku males. Why translate a BL work that will sell only 10k copies, when you can just shell out another generic isekai/romance crap and sell 100k.
keep at it, texhnolyze is beautiful. Been 2 years and I still think about it from time to time. Great story.
I loved that one too.
Anyone got anything like it to suggest?
Made in abyss had a similar moe on the outside, dark and depressing on the inside, what happens to mitty is fucking straight nightmare fuel
you might also enjoy kino no tabi (similar post apocalyptic jurney, but not quite so dark)
soro no woto, I liked the setting, though the story was not the greatest, the setting is based on a real life small town, with lots of interesting references
Not him but thanks for the recommendations wiz, I was looking for something like that too.
It has especially good music and atmosphere. I know no other like it.
For some reason made me think of >those who hunt elves
was not exactly that great, and the animation is clearly dated, but it was entertaining nonetheless to watch an actress, a kickboxer, and a gril who likes guns ride a tank around in a fantasy setting where the story involves them literally ripping clothes from elves (sexual assault much?)
Holy shit why is this board filled to the brim with casuals
I forgot to mention that maybe the older adaptation is better. I haven't seen it, nor have I read the source material.
I am falling asleep now, fyi.
I'm somewhat surprised there was a new anime adaptation tbh; but already slightly disappointed.
I've been keeping up with the manga, and its quite enjoyable/doesn't really face many of the problems you're talking about here with this latest anime.
The characters are very multi dimensional, theres an increasing amount of occult influence in the series and a cult dedicated to the demiurge/devil attempting to wreak chaos at the moment, and just a really interesting exploration of pagan central asia, hindustan, and vaguely crusader-esque gnostic fanatics.
What bums me out about the image you choose though is that this is from the creator of full metal alchemist and the manga has the same exact art style, but that anime image doesn't really resonate with her unique art style. Its like it was drawn roughly based on her character design, but they just decided to toss it out.
Ill still check the anime though, but art style alone is somewhat of a bummer
Thanks for responding.
Your description of the literature sounds appealing. It's a shame that the recent adaptation doesn't live up to that.
FYI, the artstyle in the image is pretty much identical to the recent adaptation.
I was somewhat disappointed when I watched this. Definitely one of the weaker Key adaptations.
Soundtrack was decent though
I really liked this show but like you said, that ending… They made a movie too and it's ending was even worse, this show made me cry tho.
Just watched Yakusoku no neverland.
It's the first show I've watched in a while that was really good. It doesn't rely on any anime tropes or fan service or romance, it's just a really good story. I hope there is more coming because I thoroughly enjoyed it.
there's the manga if you don't want to wait
Just finished Mob Psycho 2. Overall I thought it was pretty good, but it suffers from two things
1) the anime gets way too preachy at times, its specially noticeable at the end when almost every episode has Mob acting as a mouthpiece for the author saying what's wrong with the other characters and how they should act
2) the ending feels really anti-climatic, but I heard this is because it isn't an actual ending and the manga goes beyond that.
Also the Reigen alone episodes were my favorites from this season, it was nice to see a more personal sight of him.>>30070
a new season got announced for 2020, but you can always read the manga.
>>30078>mouthpiece for the author saying what's wrong with the other characters and how they should act
OPM does that too. You have a character like King who's just a neet that wants to play games
then out of nowhere he's like "Saitama, you wouldn't be so bored if you just cleaned your room and did something fun, bucko." Really felt off coming from his character.
That's one of the things I like the least about ONE, he insist a lot in inserting his groid morals on his works, its VERY noticeable in Mob towards the end when they keep repeating every 2 seconds how important is for people to form bonds and even has a neet character going back into employment.
Watched kill me baby, mainly because of the funny otomads. The anime itself was not funny at all.
The constant bullying/violence seemed excessive. It could've been justified if it was funny, but it wasn't. It just made sonya look sadistic and yasuna masochistic. a waste of time/10
Is it has a gomo-homo vibes in it? Cuz judging by the picture it has, but i want to know for clear.
I thought it would be all about man love, because in EP1 (maybe 2) they explain that only 20% of the planet is female… But the characters are more straight but bordering MGTOW the female characters keep complaining about being rejected because BEGONE THOT even though according to the "rules" succubi select mates for marriage and men "must" comply
tl:dr >not a sausage fest, just very few female characters
Watched Boogiepop and Others (Boogiepop Phantom 2019).
Regardless of what the credits may say this story was not made by the same folks who made the original Boogiepop Phantom. The original Boogiepop Phantom was made by the creator of Serial Experiments Lain, and is an exploration of the same themes, filling out the occulted cultural commentary of the IRL Electronic Goddess who secretly watches us all using Passive Radar technology.
In the prior adaptation An Aetheric (electrical) Event gives strange powers to people, especially impacting memory and transfer of mind into other bodies. This is discussing the "We're All Connected" effect that the wireless mind reading devices of the surveillance state have on the populace. At the end of "Lain" (The Electric Goddess thinks it best to remain quiet and hidden, unknown to everyone and yet watching us all). This is how the system is IRL, hidden in plain sight as cell towers. See also Little Witch Academia's "magic + cellphone = mind manipulation (boosting populace aggression mood)". The 1996 declassified US Military FOIA request entitled "Bioeffects of Selected Non Leathal Energy Weapons" lists SOME (but not most) of the capabilities of the Directed Energy weapons technology. Among the listed effects is mood altering technology, as mentioned by US Military PSYOPS officer Michael Aquino in his book, "Mind War" (yes, the same Aquino who co-founded the Church of Satan, and later started the Temple of Set). After WWII Japan was subject to many tests of such technology, but due to strong media censorship by the continuation of the GCHQ's "War Guilt Information Program", creators must hide (occult) forbidden knowledge of such things in their works. Therefore Anime has become a sort of occulted Magnum Opus containing so much hidden wisdom that it's a shame more wizards aren't occulting it… This is nothing new to the world: In the past when the western powers suppressed the Renaissance artists the artists placed hidden knowledge in their art works… Such as the shape of a brain being behind God in the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Neon Genesis Evangelion's "Human Insturmentation" is also an occulted reference to experimental research into using children's brains to power the military surveillance and suppression mechanism. Also leading to a "we're all connected" endgame, as in Serial Experiment's Lain. In the original and 2019 Boogiepop we are connected in death by this Phantom (surveillance apparatus) who "magically" appears wherever danger is near (a threat to the establishment). The convergent beamforming technology can stop hearts, cause fatal fever, aneurysm, epileptic seizures, place audio or voices into the head via Microwave Auditory Effect.
However, whereas the creators of Serial Experiments Lain and the original Boogiepop Phantom actually love the Electric Goddess (she can give great pleasure as well as pain and death), the latest Boogiepop Creators have fallen out of love with "Lain" / Electric Phantom of Death. She is known as the "shy goddess" to the Elite, AKA Amun-Re, who wields the Hidden Power of Light and Air (EMF waves), and whom Christians invoke during prayer, "Amen".
But the new Boogiepop contains the "Fall of the Tower of Babylon". It contains Pedogate references with a young succubus attracted to older private eye, a young succubus attracted to an older art teacher (who controls minds), a young succubus used as a sex slave / spy by a man who uses Electric powers to control minds, and the Monarch Program's creating "dissociative states" by rape / abuse / trauma. Boogiepop is molested by her parents in this iteration – which is one part of the way that satanic generational abuse victims are conditioned to have split personalities – like Boogiepop has. The Hermetic "uniion of opposites" is represented by Boogiepop who is an ageless masculine mind (alter) in a young feminine body.
So, the latest Boogiepop seems to have been created by those who are disenchanted by the Political Elite Pedocracy (pedos are easy to control), which also controls most media by compromising artists, esp. in the west. In the latest Boogiepop there is only subtle reference to the electronic / aethereal nature of the system which stimulates the junk of potential pedophiles with nerve induction into believing they lust after children. (Nerve Induction - See also Evangelions's NERV, and Frank Herbert's Dune - "Box of Pain").
The media is rife with occulted references to the "magical" world all around you. Serial Experiments Lain was said to be a revolt against the western ideals (imposition of this Electronic Surveillance + Mind Control Goddess), and the older Boogiepop was a companion which fleshed out other aspects of the commentary; But whereas these older works saw that "Lain" / "Boogiepop" (The Shy Goddess of the Secret Societies) could be used for good someday, the new Boogiepop Phantom (and others), Seems to reject this idea and instead places most of the powers of the Electronic Goddess in the hands of evil men. Boogie Pop now symbolizes only "a reaper" (a god from the underworld - shinigami), and thus invokes the freemasonic symbolism of the Comet which cyclically ends the world (fall of Babylon - the cities of earth). She is now an angel of Death, which speaks to the hope that after the next cataclysm maybe we'll be free of the evil at the top of society. Frank Herbert's Dune: "Never make a machine that can think as a man"…
Get it yet?
Almost forgot: references Cannibalism, another taboo enjoyed by "spirit cooking" elitist nutjobs.
Not just any cannibalism, the vampiric practice of drinking (or infusing) the blood of abused and frightened (esp. children) to get high on "adrenochrome" (search that keyword for more info). Young blood injections can also help stave off aging, not just in mice.https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fountain-of-youth-young-blood-infusions-ldquo-rejuvenate-rdquo-old-mice/
This is old "magic", hence the legends of vampires.
The "original" Boogiepop wasn't even an adaptation, it was sort of an original story ancillary to the light novels. The 2019 adaptation is strictly a light novel adaptation.
Was from the late 80s and is a 30 minute OVA. Was pretty damn fast pace but over all was alright light fun. Nothing more, nothing less.
Gave up on Jojo, I can't carry on with it any longer. I kept watching it because I kept thinking at some point it would have to get good or people would not like it so much but it just never does.
Rewatched Milky Holmes season 1. It's such a hard 10/10 until the last four episodes. I don't understand why it had to get "serious."
What’s wrong with it?
those are cherries.
In Diamond is unbreakable. I'm not sure how popular it is in Japan, it's probably popular but it seems bigger in the west.>>30429
It's incredibly stupid and has worse filler than Naruto. The first season was alright though.
What is this style of music called?
This was also my experience with watching Jojo. It was like that one time I decided to watch my little pony to see what everyone was so fucking crazy about and it was literally just a boring generic kids show.
Jojo wa really fucking nice until Stardust Crusaders started, that was when it became a drag at times imo. I still appreciate it for what it is but it doesn't live up to what I knew it could be.
It sounds like R&B or funk maybe? I don't really know much about those though.
Google tells me it's funk and acid jazz.
I just finished watching Sansha Sanyou (including OVAs).
For me the most noteworthy aspect of this anime was the character animation. The character animation was often very fluid and simply enjoyable and immersive. I frequently found myself pausing the video and slowly advancing it frame-by-frame to admire the animation quality. In fact it took me longer to watch this for this reason. However I will note here that, while for the first few episodes the animation was excellent, the quality did diminish for later episodes (with the exception of the finale).
In terms of writing, I observed a similar pattern of diminishing quality. The first few episodes of this anime seemed very promising to me, and I was feeling very optimistic. Unfortunately though, despite digesting it slowly, I did find that the writing became stale over time (An allegory to nishikawa's bread crusts I suppose LOL wow I'm hilarious). There was very little character advancement and the same tropes and jokes were overused (yes I know, it's SOL). I felt like the 'magic' faded in the later episodes and that there was a lot of unrealized potential.
Overall this is an average slice of life anime. I'd rate it 7/10. If you haven't seen it, you're not really missing much. I don't regret watching it, but I'd only recommend this to someone who is a huge sucker for smooth character animation. Otherwise, it's enjoyable but ultimately forgettable and your time is probably better spent on other works.
Less important comments:
The show is decently directed. It is almost entirely episodic (ie. minimal plot continuity across episodes). OST was unremarkable, unfortunately. I'm going to relisten to the character songs sometime soon, but I don't remember them being noteworthy. Some of the voice actors are actually quite good; special mention here for the VA of Sonobe the bakery owner. Lastly, the characters and their designs are quite cute!
So I just finished Miss Kobyashi's Dragon Maid. It was honestly… really enjoyable. The gags were decent and I found them quite funny.
The story was actually quite interesting too and the characters were cute.
Overall I'd give it a 8/10 as it kept me hooked from start to finish and I can't wait for the second season.
I thought it was good too.
Have you seen Jashin-Chan Drop Kick? It's kind of like that, actually I think I might like Jashin more.
I FINALLY finished Those who Hunt Elves
The first season was a real chore to get through. Just bad all around. The seacond season they found their footing finally figured out where they were going with the show and how best to utilize their limited resources. Best of all, it is actually funny in the second season, with some of the jokes landing pretty well.
That said even the second season is pretty mediocre at the best of times.
Probably wouldn't recommend. Took me 2 months to finish because I had to take breaks in between eps or it would get on my nerves and kill what little enjoyment I could get out of the show.
Now off to watch something actually good.
i see it's a parody of another anime called The SoulTaker. do you recommend watching that first?
Well I only watched some of the first episode before deciding it wasn't worth my time, so I can't really comment with authority on if you should watch it. I didn't watch The Soultaker and to my knowledge it had no effect on my enjoyment on nurse witch Komugi-chan.
The characters are from Soultaker so it would probably enhance the humour.
Personally I can't stand horror as a genre so I did not watch Soultaker.
r is really boring but it's not terrible. it's just kinda dumb and why did they even make it. i really like the original komugi-chan though.
soultaker is actually an anime shinbo actually directed and isn't just credited as "chief director" (unlike the majority of the SHAFT catalogue). i think it's worth watching just for that
Very comfy stuff, rpg fantasy setting + awesome animation + humor.Hōzuki no Reitetsu
That one was a bit mystery for me: i don't know anything about jap mythology and not even interested, but somehow i watched it all easily with persistent attention. I guess unlike most powerpoint animeys this one is packed with action and good design.
great show, one of the few good ones of recent years
That’s nice wiz. Happy sugar life is one of my favorite anime personally. What did you like about it?
Finished Crying Freeman.
Typical old Manime, but I quite enjoyed it. Hits had a real impact and things were a bit over the top but not to the point that it felt silly.
Just finished the second half of the third season of shingeki no kyojin. I don't know what the fuck they're doing with that bullshit of splitting the season up into two years. I was confused for a while because I kept hearing people talk about a new season but then I went to watch it and I couldn't find season 4, but now I finally figured this retarded naming scheme out and watched it. It was pretty good I thought. I liked the show early on, then it kind of got boring there for a while but I thought this season was a return to form. I find it interesting how this show puts the "good guys" in the situation of having been a formerly dominant and expansionist military power in the region who was then defeated and sequestered on a tiny island where the undeserving king won't attack and take back their former glory. The circumstances of course closely mirror Japan's own recent history, especially from the view of the elites in the country who want to rewrite Japan's peaceable constitution and who still worship the emperor's family as gods but since the current emperor still supports the current submissive posture to the US they're being kept in check, unable to expand out from their tiny island.
Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san
It is hurts my heart yet it is very relaxing at the same time. The relationship between the main two characters is a intresting dynamic I don't see in many shows. The main guy is at no point sexual with any of the characters (even the thot fox character) which is kind of refreshing for a moe show like this.
Overall I really liked it, though I feel it is more then a little emotionally manipulative.
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.
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
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.
If you don't mind shonen tropes I would recommend going for it, it has some good moments
I dropped granblue fantasy on episode 4. The setting was promising but the characters were awful. I think I made the right decision.
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.
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.
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
meant to say entire episode, can't say I'm shocked I made an error, watching that show has most certainly made me stupider
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.
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
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.
>>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.
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
Symphogear is the worst anime I've watched. Dumbest cheap garbage anime that made no sense.
the last season has been great so far, Symphogear is the gift that keeps on giving
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Trigger makes furry shit though. How is that for japanese heritage?
>>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/
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.
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.
what are you even talking about? Trigger is more westaboo than Kyoani could ever hope to be.
>>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
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.
anime can be about many things at once
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.
>>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
>>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.
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.
All I remember about that anime is that succubus that died stabbing her throat with an umbrella
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.
Just finished Fate Extra. It was bad.
Guess it runs in the family, huh?
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?
"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. "
Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul
It was great if you can look past the poor integration of CGI.
Satisfying story that is paced well, all the returning characters had their moment to shine, most of the new ones were great. Overall I really enjoyed it. The new MC was a bit of a retard which dragged parts of the the show down a bit, but it was never bad enough to hinder my enjoyment.
It is all I could ask for when it came to a unexpected follow up to a unexpectedly good action adventure anime based on a digital card game that I never heard of before watching the show.
If you liked the first one then I Highly recommend it.
Thank you and my anger was probably disproportionate to what caused it so I apologize.
there's tensei shitara slime datta ken
I could watch that show forever
spice and wold was just about some abusive parasite succubus
that slime show really is inexplicably comfy.
>>31270>spice and wold was just about some abusive parasite succubus
Someone can't handle the banter>>31267
Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san was built to be comfy to what I feel is a emotionally manipulative degree. It is almost too comfy. Also still has fluffy fox tails if that is what you are into.
I recently finished watching the ReLIFE anime. Here are my thoughts:
Bland art style and character designs. Animation is mediocre and often looks cheap and sloppy (and I did watch the BDs.). I did kind of like the super-saturated colour tones that are sometimes used, but besides that the anime is weak visually.
Unremarkable OST, however the rapid switching between tracks and/or silence is used well for dramatic effect. Overall, the production quality feels like a cheap disposable seasonal anime. Which is a shame because I think it deserved more. This anime would have benefited from a higher budget and/or better technical staff.
Quality of direction seems to vary a lot. Dramatic scenes are often handled poorly. Suspense is built up well but I feel like the climatic scenes are often 'fumbled' for lack of a better phrase. Comedic relief is sometimes used inappropriately. I'm already innoculated against this from watching lots of anime, but it can be pretty bad in this case. Overall, I'd say the direction is weak to mediocre at best. As someone who values direction more than visuals for this kind of genre, the weak direction is the most significant flaw of the anime in my view.
It's kind of cliche but I really liked the premise and thought it was promising (28 year old NEET relives high school - what's not to like?). Whether or not the premise was capitalized upon to its full potential is highly subjective. The plot ended up evolving differently from the way I expected it to, but I still liked it.
As you might expect, there's a lot of situational humour, which I'm fond of. Humour isn't a selling point here, but I did chuckle to myself a number of times while watching.
Good voice acting, especially the female cast. Kariu's VA in particular is absolutely terrific. I found myself rewinding many times just to hear her deliver some lines over and over again. I was extremely impressed by her talent.
MC is sort of unlikable, in my opinion.
Overall though, the cast is likable (ONOYA IS LITERALLY ME). Characters are well-developed. There was less focus on the MC than I initially expected, which was a pleasant surprise in my view. There are certainly some memorable characters. I miss them and want to go back. In particular, the female cast and the interactions between them were really enjoyable. Felt very real and human. The main female characters are the best in the entire series, in my opinion. The male cast was bland in comparison, despite receiving a similar amount of screentime.
Great writing. I get the impression that the source material is excellent and I hope to look into it sometime. Well-done character-driven drama is something I very much enjoy. Judging this anime before watching, I expected that it would basically be a large serving of hedonistic escapist fantasy. Again, I was pleasantly surprised in this respect, and this serves as a lesson to refrain from judging an anime before actually watching. Actually I would even say this anime is the opposite of escapism because one of the underlying themes is confronting real problems or personal shortcomings in your own life (trigger warning). Absolutely the writing is good, however I should clarify that I didn't find any of the themes explored to be all that engaging on a personal level. For this reason someone else might derive even more enjoyment from the series than I did.
Envy is a theme that comes up in the story and I applaud its use because it's such a common aspect of human nature. Jealousy permeates this disgusting world we live in, yet its representation in fiction is rarely commensurate. I think a lot of people can relate to this or at least would find it an engaging theme in fiction.
Very watchable. I watched the first 8 episodes within ~12 hours which for me is extremely unusual.
Many anime start out strong and then flop in the later episodes. ReLIFE was the opposite experience for me. It started out good, but it was only in the latter half of the anime that it really started to shine. This is mainly due to payoff from developing rich characters earlier in the series (take notes, anime writing staff). My progress through the later episodes was slowed because there were far more scenes that I needed to appreciate by watching over and over before continuing.
I'll try to comment on the romance component without spoiling anything. Despite the poor direction, especially in this regard, ReLIFE is still pretty romantic. It's not strictly a romance story, but there are certainly some romantic scenes and moments. ReLIFE owes its romantic merit entirely to the underlying writing. It is probably the best het-romance of 2016 (competition is not stiff). Please feel free to respond with alternatives for that title though.
This anime has appeal to a broader audience. Would be easily digested by casual anime fans. Despite its flaws I'd still recommend it. I think I'd actually recommend this to a succubus due to how much the female perspective is explored during the romantic story arcs. Again, the female characters are such a strong aspect of this anime; I really can't overstate it.
I rate this anime 8/10 for great writing with great characters and a good script with good voice acting. I really wanted to rate this higher but I can't overlook the flaws in its execution. The show is like a poorly polished diamond; the beauty is there if you look closely.
Due to the series being continued in OVAs released 1.5 years later, and the peculiar obsession that imageboard users have with watching things the instant they air, I think that this show (or at least the OVAs) may have been overlooked by people. It also serves as a lesson for why you should wait for an entire series (including BDs and extras) to be released before watching. In my case, jumping right from the last episode to the OVAs (instead of waiting 2 years) provided a vastly superior viewing experience, especially with consideration to the plot of the show.
The OVAs feel very rushed to me and I would have much preferred a complete second season, or at least more than 4 OVA episodes. Production quality and direction of the OVAs was just as poor as the original tv anime. Truly a shame because the story is great.
Update since writing the above review draft while still watching the anime:
fucking hell this is really starting to tug at my heartstrings. The waterworks have started.
tl;dr: *sobbing mess* b-but m-muh direction and production quality
final update: okay I cried a lot but that doesn't invalidate my criticisms and my rating remains unchanged.
In retrospection, it might be better to approach this franchise via the literature. I'm getting the impression that the source material is vastly superior to the anime adaptation. Maybe someone can respond with their impressions of the manga. I jumped into this anime completely blind without doing any research; maybe that was a mistake.
Wizclaimer: the anime espouses normalfag values and the characters are normalfags, so don't get your hopes up about it being a wizardly anime.
Not an anime, but I finally completed reading through the entirety of Tsukihime. I think I might have missed a few choices but I read every route and every ending at least once. It's hard to say which route was the best since each one requires the others in order to be understood in many ways, but personally I liked the stuff with Hisui/Kohaku the best. Learning about Shikis backstory was the most interesting part of the whole Visual Novel, and in at least one of Kohakus endings he re-awakens his true personality and overcomes the Tohnos influence on him. Technically it was a "bad" ending but Kohkaus "true" ending reads wat more like the other succubi "good" endings so I'm inclined to believe it's the closest we'll get to a Kohaku "true" ending. I honestly don't like how the Kohaku true ending is so saccharine, seeing him accept himself as Nanaya Shiki and truly bring an end to the fucked up Tohno household was incredibly cathartic. Tsukihime implies some reversed causality occasionally but if Kohakus ending is to be believed, she survived in the one where he kills Akiha anyway so it doesn't matter. Either way, none of the good endings felt satisfying, and quite honestly felt pretty horrific considering how characters had to be brainwashed, brain-dead, or the whole surreal feeling in general that everything is just too convenient and nice.
I just finished kingdom. I've been marathoning this for a while and now that it's done I feel empty inside because the story is really only just beginning even after two long-ass seasons and I want more. It's a pretty simple story of political and military conquest, but it's well done and manages to be engaging all the way through. It starts out with some bad CGI but the animation gets better as the show progresses.
I reluctantly watched Kiznaiver. Here's my shitty stream-of-consciousness review:
Wow I really hate this art style
Wow I really hate this cinematography
Wow I really hate these character designs
This visual stuff is all subjective so I won't dwell on it much.
I almost didn't give this any chance at all because Trigger.
Forgive me for saying this but the pacing and exposition could best be surmised as 'zoomer-tier'. In all seriousness, I feel like this was made for someone about 14 years old.
Wow I hate this direction
Why am I still watching?
I like the premise and thinks it's promising.
Some of these characters seem interesting.
Let's see how it goes.
Yep, this literally feels like a Pixar movie.
Maybe the writing will have some artistic value…
None of these characters are particularly likable.
I'm finding it difficult to envisage a scenario where these characters are used to construct a compelling story. These characters have personalities that are unpleasantly exaggerated. They would be suitable for a comedy sketch, not a serious drama.
The animation itself is 'high quality' but I hate how these wacky jump cuts are constantly used. Like I feel dizzy just watching this. The animation itself is fluid but the cinematography ruins it, IMO.
I'm detecting a lot of ship-baiting. This is actually fine with me because I'm trash and can shamelessly enjoy shipping as cheap entertainment.
I'm liking Maki's backstory. Took them bloody long enough to get to this.
If they took Maki's backstory and turned it into a full cour anime with a quarter of the budget of this, it would be better and would have more artistic value.
It seems like people who watched this can be divided according to who did and did not like the forced shipping. My rebuttal to those who disliked it is "what else could have possibly been done with these shitty characters?" The anime is already bad regardless of whether shipping occurs or not. Removing the ships is like rearranging the cutlery on the fucking Titanic as it descends to the bottom of the ocean. If not ships, then what? What else is there with this awful cast? The problem is the characters themselves and shipping is just a band-aid on awful writing.
Everything about this anime is so ham-fisted. I'd liken it to building hobby models with mittens on.
This anime would benefit significantly from better foreshadowing.
Nico's voice actor is talented.
Watching this is reminding me of why I hate watching movies, generally speaking. They try to cram as much garbage as possible into a tiny period of time, all the while pacing it way too quickly and catering to people with an extremely short attention span. This is literally just a Pixar film masquerading as an anime.
A grown adult is not the target audience for this.
>but that's all ani-
No, there's a difference. This anime is designed specifically for a teenager's brain.
What a waste of a good premise.
The OST for this is supposed to be good but I'm not observing that. Maybe you could respond with your favourite tracks in the OST? The OP song is okay. Musically it is simple, but still it's pretty catchy.
The only decent attribute this anime has is the animation quality. Pretty much every single artistic choice possible was made poorly, in my opinion. Still, this might be one of the most well-animated works of 2016, I'll admit. The only competition I can think of is Sansha Sanyou. I'm probably overlooking something from that year though.
Overall 4/10. you_tried_sticker.png
There was serious potential here but so many poor choices were made along the way. But hey, despite all my complaints, I still didn't drop the damn thing. So take from that what you will. On the other hand, the only reason I'll be watching anything from Trigger from here onwards is out of morbid curiosity. In fact, Trigger should probably just upload all their work directly to Liveleak from now on.
A couple other things:
I want Chidori to sit on my face.
Nico is literally me.
describe zoomer anime to me please
Watched Kemono Friends.
Holy shit was the animation dogshit in the begining, but it was worth sitting through. Very comfy show with a good story. The animation slowly but surely did get better as it progressed too so I felt rewarded for sticking with it. And the voice actors, background art, and character design were all very good to make up for the fact that the animation wasn't very good.
Overall I liked it alot.
Will check out season two and some of the specials later.
>>31371>voice actors, background art, and character design were all very good
not sure how you can even rate voice acting since there's only like 5 people in the entire industry who do all the voices.
That's completely false.
I watched the sub so…
Wrong, it's actually three people. It used to be four but he died last year from the common cold. The three can do a wide range of voices and each does about 5 hours of voice line every day if you include their non-anime commission like cartoons, machine voice and movies (yes the japanese film industry has not figured out how to record visuals and audio at the same time so they have to resort to dubbing)
finised season 2.
Animation was better but the story and overall feeling was much worse. Kind of a letdown to be honest.
That said it was still enjoyable even though a lot of plot threads were never properly tighten up and far too much was left unanswered.
>>31572>At least now they might start airing a new long running shounen to replace it
>I heard that the author behind Fairy tail is writing something else now so they might just air that.
I've been wanting to give this a shot
I watched Shuumatsu no Izetta. Here are my thoughts:
This has some really cute romantic shoujo-ai scenes.
Strong confident female lead, which I always like to see. succubi are so strong and powerful. succubi can do anything!
Lots of strong confident succubi kicking butt in this. succubi are amazing!
The female cast is super likable. Unfortunately there are a lot of dumb males in the cast as well that exist only to advance the plot.
"Expectations blown away. It horrifies me to think that I almost passed on this. Ordinarily I hesitate to watch Japanese bastardizations of European history. If you do watch this then obviously much suspension of disbelief is required. I mean, it's anime. Magic is involved in the story and it takes places in a pseudo-WW2 setting.
Way underrated and underappreciated."
^is what I wrote in my anime notes after watching the first 3 episodes. This anime had a very strong start.
Getting further into this anime I'm beginning to see what is probably its most significant flaw: the plot. Ultimately, the plot is kind of lame. Ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem, but the issue is how much screentime is used to advance the plot. The series is very plot-heavy. There are some terrific scenes lurking within, but the overall series is diluted by this lame plot which consists of dumb violent men fighting each other for power. So basically men ruin everything as usual, smh. In all seriousness, I found most of the fighting/conflict-heavy scenes boring to watch. The fight scenes soaked up a lot of valuable screentime.
Having said the above, foreshadowing is used effectively and all the developed storylines tie together well in the end. In this regard, the show isn't poorly directed. I still cried during the last two episodes when the story climaxed. The wrap-up of all the story arcs was pretty good, even if the journey there was a little messy.
This anime is an unusual juxtaposition of genres (military/historical and shoujo-ai), of which a lot of people will like one or the other but less commonly both. I reluctantly gave this a chance knowing only that it was a historical military anime, and I was subsequently pleasantly surprised by the cute yuri romance that evolved as the episodes progressed. However, I think a lot of people who watched this had the opposite reaction, and consequently the anime is rated poorly by many. I guess an appropriate metaphor would be that Shuumatsu no Izetta is like an exotic food with a unique taste that puts most people off. Is that a flaw in the food or in the person tasting it? Maybe the same could be said about my distaste for the plot-heavy nature of the anime.
An argument could also be made that the two genres balance each other well. The soft tone of the cute romance provides relief from the seriousness of the military conflict. I'm not sure I agree with this but maybe this is what the writers were thinking.
I think the series is weakest during times when it's focused on large-scale conflicts. During times of inaction, or small-scale conflict, there is much greater emphasis on the characters themselves. When the characters and their interactions are allowed the shine, the series is good. I wonder if the characters had been peasants instead of upper caste, would the series have been better due to a diminished scale of conflict?
Overall, I rate this anime 7/10.
I feel bad about rating this so low because there really were some terrific memorable scenes. Like I said though, it was too heavily diluted. Objectively speaking, I think that most people would really like some aspects of this anime and strongly dislike others. It is certainly not 'one size fits all', but maybe its uniqueness can be appreciated.
Good animation at times but the quality is inconsistent. Character animations like hair and body movement looked pretty good. At times the background landscapes looked nice too.
The OST is decent. It's high quality from a technical perspective and really suits the series thematically. The OP and ED songs are good. The voice acting is good.
Overall the production quality is good, but not spectacular. My number one criticism is that the action scenes were completely unremarkable in terms of audio-visual quality, and this made them more of a chore to watch.
I really liked the character designs, especially the female cast. Not only are the character designs great, but they also get lots of different lovely outfits and different pretty hairstyles too! Yay!
i recommend it! i was on a scanlation tem for the manga back in the day and liked the anime a lot too.
i enjoyed it a lot too,the episodes were fucking hilarious
thought those were some saggy cow udders from the thumbnail
last night i finished thermae romae, it is pretty short. it's about a roman architect who constantly falls through warpholes in baths and ends up in japan and uses his brief experiences of baths/saunas/hot tubs/etc in japan when he returns by falling through another bathtub warphole to innovate and build new roman baths. it's a comedy, not bad, is short so i would recommend it
apparently the movie adaptation made an enormous amount of money, was the second highest grossing film in 2012. so maybe that is worth watching now
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Crosspost from the seasonal thread since I didnt see this one:
So far this month I have finished:
Yuru Camp. Great show, lots of cares was clearly put into depicting the act of camping, as well as the backgrounds and landscapes. Each campsite even has its own music. The main characters dilemas were pretty relatable and the whole show just made me want to try solo camping.
And then I had a triple feature day where I watched Millenium Actress, Perfect Blue, and Lupin III Castle of Cagleostro. Lupin was definitely my favorite of the 3, I also watched an episode of the original TV series just to get acquainted it and the characters. Definitely love the balance of wacky, goofy, cartoony and badassness of the characters (mostly of Lupin himself).
I also finally finished Bakuon which was a fun watch but nothing to ride home about. An above average and maybe even "good" show. cut succubi on motorcycles.
I gave Shaman King a few episodes and dropped it just because I was curious, and tried to give YuYu Hakusho a few more episodes before getting drained. I think I'm getting a bit of burn out.