the only episode i downloaded by random>one succubus lands in an alternate reality and meets her friends.>they talk about her arranged marriage or something(her alternate reality version.)>then the other succubi from first reality and do some shit.
It was garbage dumpster fire. Baby level plot and problems. I switched it off in the middle of episode.
On the other side there is "my sister, my writer", which is as close to Kiss×sis as we can get in this year.
>>29215>althought the new protagonist stand seems to be a crutch for the author to pull whatever bullshit is convenient at the time
Just wait for the finale.
>>29214>start at the second episode>wow why don't I care about any of these characters?
Your judgement is very arbitrary and is actually quite annoying. You need to learn to give things a chance.
I didn't watch that but I had a good laugh looking at the screencaps and webms, what a shitfest.
I read that they didn't even pay the animators.
It's kind of amateur, but that's why I liked it. Felt like they could've done a better job foreshadowing the later dark tone with some other hints besides the OP. I think if they had more time to work on it they would have fixed that. Well used troupes for the final few episodes especially the teacher spider talking down to them, that felt bold for anime in general. Last episode felt too end of EVA, I feel like the guy who directed it though EVA was the coolest thing ever and this was going to be his masterpiece. Maybe a few years down the road they'll do something more interesting. I don't think there's any anime I've seen that went from full happy go lucky kids show to dark as smoothly as this one. That one scene with Yu holding the plates and Asuka breaking a bit felt perfect.
They could have done a little more with the radio club thing, felt like that got pushed out of the way. When they gave themselves so much filler episodes wasting it on cheap fanservice and yuribaiting with EroYu felt like such a bad choice.
This is the kind of show that I feel only anime can make though. Something that feels like it's walking that line between extreme technical competence with deep wisdom and sheer primality and pandering to the artists whims.
Shows like this are why I'll never get tired of anime.
I loved it. I'm not even going to bother checking if it's a mobage adaptation because it felt like one. Same as Conception, they decided to go full focus on the succubi which I believe is always the correct choice for a mobage anime as they usually have nothing substantive they can offer.>What are you watching?>What are you enjoying?
Thunderbolt Fantasy s2 is my favorite this season. Urobuchi looks like he's just going to keep rolling them out as long as the fans let him, and I'm all for it. So many good twists and turns in the characters and the action and dialogue are beautiful.
I watched Conception, I have no regrets. They made a romcom harem gauntlet and they made both elements work, so I was surprised. I suppose most people wouldn't be able to go along with what the writers were trying to do, which is indulge in pure chaos. They even have an episode where they tease the MC fucking guys and it's completely believable up until the last second, it really felt like they were actually going to do it because that's how crazy the show is.
Juliet is surprisingly good too. I wasn't really sold on the premise, but the show itself doesn't take it's own premise seriously either so that helps a lot, and the succubi are cute. Feels like it'll get another season or three, all for that.
Biggest dissapointment had to be Uzaimaid. I think my problem with the show boils entirely down to that sound effect that they use, this thriller noise when they scare a character. It's annoying in the worst way and gets in the way of the jokes, which I didn't think were too bad anyways. Ep12 looks like they're going for a wrap up because they know theres no chance of s2 and it doesn't deserve it either. Fun concept, great ED and OP and they did great with some of the writing with the characters. Felt kind of like they should have gotten rid of the "Uzai" in the title and allowed the audience to infer resentment from Misha's actions. As it is the maid is too good to be annoying, but too disgusting with the loliconism to be relatable as a character. I suppose if I were more of hardcore lolicon I'd like it though.
Conception isn't over yet so I'll post what I think of that one next week. Short version is that it's great.
Well with Sora to Umi Aida, in no way is my opinion definitive. There's plenty in there to like. The succubi are cute and their characters are distinctive. For me the reason I held a overall negative opinion is because the space fishing plot was disappointing.
Although the action scenes existed to drive the plot which is a good sign of decent storytelling, the story lacked consistency. Plus the hamfisted attempt at gender equality was really forced. You need to be much more subtle about these things - and in anime, gender equality is already achieved.
I've mostly been avoiding this show due to the amount of ironic weebs it has attracted (who probably didn't even watch the show). But after reading this, I may have to check it out.
You really just have to pretend that other people don't exist when watching anime nowadays. ZLS got pretty explosively popular so it's going to attract lots of idiots simply due because it attracts lots of people.
However, it is idols so it does repulse SAO level weeaboos.
>>29246>You really just have to pretend that other people don't exist when watching anime nowadays
Can't wait until all of the hype surrounding it dies down so it can go back to being seen as just another medium.
Also I should mention that when I saw that one scene where that succubus gets hit by a bus
it did peak my interest a bit.
It's a truck, and it probably won't surprise you to hear that all the zombies were alive once and yet died.
I recommend the first 2 minutes. It should sell you by then.
I watched the first 3 episodes and it wasn't much to note. Boring predictable jokes and characters.
This is it now huh? I think it's the first time I've stuck with a seasonal anime all the way through. Maybe. Well I don't regret my time watching it overall but I do wish the quality was more consistent. The show had SERIOUS pacing issues, it almost seemed like they didn't have any ideas which seems impossible considering how off the wall the concept was. At one point I remember thinking maybe they have conflicts inside the studio as to what the direction of the show should be. I wish they could have had more of those crazy episodes like the first two, but I guess it's difficult to keep that kind of energy up for a whole season. Anyway, ending thoughts: it was a good way to round out the show, but there has to be a season two or some kind of OVA at least, there were way too many loose ends. Several characters didn't have any backstory episodes, there were people poking around who we barely got to know, and Tatsumi and Sakura apparently have some kind of secret history? Did I get that right?
Definitely want to see more of this show regardless. It's cool that it sort of came out of nowhere with a really neat concept, and it feels like there should be a lot more potential there to explore. Maybe now that they got past all the initial drama and stuff, they can get back to more oddball shit and try different musical genres again.>>29245
I've heard it's pretty popular, but I don't usually go to places where I'd see that firsthand. In fact I only heard about the show because someone mentioned it on here.>>29251
If you didn't like the first two episodes you won't like the show. I think that's a pretty fair metric. Although it's been a fairly bumpy ride, lots of variations in quality and themes.
Not seasonal but I decided to give JoJo (2012) another shot after getting a half a dozen episodes in last time before dropping it. I'm nearly to the point where I dropped it and I'm remembering why now. Holy shit it's like everything is a mega fucking asspull and it's literally just good magical guys fight the ultra evil vapire zombie bad guys. You don't get any more boring thematically. It gets so much praise though, so maybe I should keep going, but I'm tempted to just stop before I even get any farther than last time.
If asspulls are a deal breaker for you the must drop it. The series has too many to count.
I feel like this year was a lot worse then last year. 2017 we had Made in Abyss, Houseki no Kuni, Uchouten Kazoku 2, 3-gatsu no Lion 2, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, Owarimonogatari S2 and Urara Meirochou all shows I enjoyed immensely. But this year I dropped almost everything. Maybe its just me.
It is just you.
This year we had:
Sora Yori, Yuru Camp, Killing Bites, Megalo Box, Hinamatsuri, Golden Kamuy season 1 and 2, Gurazeni, Hisomaso, Chio-chan, Planet With, Asobi Asobase, Jashin-chan, Akanesasu Shoujo, Zombie land saga, And gridman.
Actually no you have a point, there haven't been many super standout ones this year, just the average has been very high. It's more that there's been less bad ones than more good ones. Still, Planet With is probably the best of the year.
I've been watching that show about a slime. I normally don't watch anything until the season is over but I just watched overlord and found that I actually enjoy fantasy escapism with overpowered mcs and zero real plot tension and wanted more. Idk why, it's just comfy I guess. The anime is objectively trash but it's perfect for when I'm too tired and lazy to put any effort into watching a show.
Kemono friends S2 will be pretty bad. It won't have any of the joy of the original series. I am making this prediction based on the "Welcome to Japari Park" mini-series created with corporate approval. I watched it and while I have to admit I didn't watch anything but the first episode, that's part of the problem. I watched it with zero idea of who made it, what it was, but I did not like it. It was bland.
That's the series that the execs wanted, and it's what is going to be delivered for season 2, even if the producers were capable of original thoughts, they're hired because they do what the marketers and board members want for their 'product'.
Looking forward much more to Tatsuki's original series that's also airing next season. Tatsuki being the creator of KF 1.
I read about these guys ripping off more than just a few keyframes from Obari.>>29269
Jojo is very interesting, it shouldn't be as popular as it is by all means and yet I like it quite a lot myself so it's not like I don't get it. I just think it's weird so many people are able to appreciate a story like this (and weirder still, get through the first part wanting more). It's one of the most creative and fun while simultaneously serious long running shows still around though, I can tell you that much. If they actually had budget to make the manga's style more animated and a bit more polished it would have parts on par with space dandy pretty frequently. Alas it's a low budget world and it's carried almost entirely by its source material and some pretty good soundtracks.
How often do you re-watch anime you love? If you have, let's say, 3 or 5 favorite anime, how many times did you watch them or maybe you've lost count? I'd really like to post first but not sure if this question is not off topic, because it's mostly about this season. But no way i'll make a new thread for this so maybe it will work out.
I usually rewatch anime I really like once a year. Althought there are some ovas like FLCL and Gunbuster that I have seen twice this year.
This is exactly what I like. Thank you for your recommendation very much, wiz.
I finished it a couple hours ago too, pretty much from the very beginning it reminded me a lot of Monogatari, from MCs personality to supporting characters to plot progression and so on, and that never really went away. Surprisingly good overall, but I enjoyed Kaede's arc the most - Ive yet to read the light novel (will start after this post), but it almost felt like every other arc besides Kaede's and to a lesser extent Rio's was just meant to tick off checkboxes to appeal to groids by giving them several choices to waifu-fag about and fap to.
I recommend it unless you're absolutely sure you will never watch this, since merely browsing youtube for a bit within 10 minutes I was able to come across several videos with major spoilers in their titles without even looking for them.
I'll admit to having a somewhat guilty pleasure for isekai anime, so when I read finally that That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime was getting 24 episodes rather than 13 like I thought, I was mildly glad.
Then this coming season I read that The Rising of the Shield Hero was getting an anime adaption, and I've just got to ask, how many seasons in a row have we gotten isekai shitshows? I'm not saying Shield Hero is bad, per se, but it's just so terribly generic. Guy shows up in new world, has a power that allows him to absorb the attributes of things he defeats, becomes the most powerful easily. (manga, haven't read the LN) Yeah, he gets called a rapist and at the beginning he's rolling around with a bunch of bloodthirsty slimes chewing on him under his cloak he can just throw at people, that's fun, but it doesn't last long.
I'd like more isekai shows that subvert the genre a bit more. The two that comes to mind are Log Horizon and The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar. The first one was more about subverting the videogame isekai world, which really isn't my favorite when it comes to isekai but it's still one of the best shows in the genre, and the second show is shit. I only mention Ragnarok & Einherjar (stupid name) because he uses real world technology in (not)Earth to become powerful, but it's only in service to being a "master tactitioner" because he ready Wikipedia and a harem of warrior succubi and lolis.
I guess there are other shows, like Knights and Magic, that technically subvert it in some respect, but there is nothing about an average guy utilizing modern philosophies to get an edge on their new world. Take for instance the knowledge of microscopic germs, or the principles of atomic theory. On their own, they wouldn't really do much, but combining those sort of things with the magic system of new worlds would be interesting. But I guess you can't spend too much time on the harem that way.
What the fuck are you complaining about?
Valkyria kinda tries to do what you're saying. The isekai'd guy implements strategies from the roman era to the early bronze age, and introduces iron crafting, education, and stuff like that. This is completely buried under his harem, dumb magic shit, and all the other isekai tropes. He did have a smartphone, but no bullshit powers like in isekai smartphone, just 4G apparently.
It's in no way good, or redeemed, but it at least makes an effort.
Yeah I really liked kaede's arc too but the rest of it was pretty average. Nowhere near as good as monogatari
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar is the english title for Valkyria, which is strange if you think about it. Presumably they would have some form of "valkyrie" in the title.
Still, the point remains that he would have been dead in like episode 1 without his harem's magic, so he wasn't exactly the second coming of Alexander.
>>29318>Nowhere near as good as monogatari
To be honest, isn't that to be expected? Even if Bunny succubus Senpai was incredibly good, its anime has only 13 episodes vs 94 episodes and 4 movies of Monogatari. With that massive disparity in total length, even a bad anime would have enough chances and time to develop its characters, world and story to be superior to an anime with only a single standard-length season.
What was good about Monogatari? I remember downloading Bakemonogatari a few years ago but I must've gotten confused and dropped it then because the download is all I still remember.
I can't explain it well. Fun characters I guess? Everyone is very charismatic.
About my primordial human hard wired urges. And the fact that it was unnecessary for this anime, because Kokkoku was good anyway. It was kinda "adult" as in I didn't felt being treated as a child(as a viewer)
They are both novel adaptations but Bunny has an artstyle similar to Dandelion and Euphonium, it plays it a bit more 'realistic' with the dialogue and the direction doesn't draw attention to itself. This is why I got a haruhi vibe from it, it's not as fun as haruhi but it uses a lot of the same tricks haruhi used. In the end I think more people would like bunny for relatable, understandable dialogue.
Monogatari is by a much better writer, who was doing something much more dense as artsy, and it also got SHAFT as the adaptation. It's not a cut and dried story, the entire goal of the animation is to give you something to look at while you appreciate the complexity of the dialogue. Whereas bunny keeps it light most of the time and when it gets serious you have the MC play it off by being authentic, Araragi has his whole hero of justice thing going on where he has to get involved and have these long intellectual masturbation discussions with the succubi.
Bunny simply didn't go for that at all. It's a lighter show. I can't comment on how the light novels are because I can't stand the medium, but adaptation wise I feel like Bunny is more mature and clear in depicting a coming of age story. It's not trying to be deep, and monogatari is not only already trying to be deep, it only goes deeper and deeper with the dialogue and complex character interactions.
Both of them rely heavily on dialogue but bunny is less demanding to understand, both visually and dialogue wise. Monogatari is dense, very dense.
I read the manga up until they fought off the goblin attacking the village. Found it very boring and bland which I don't know how you do when the premise is so edgy.
god i love cute 2Ds
What I like about GobSlay is the main guy isn't the same power-level as notLancer or notGuts or notHaruhi. In fact, he loses to anything more than a hobgoblin in a 1 vs 1 fight.
Only his inventive ways of killing them or backups saves him in these situation.
Is it even possible at this point for the 'isekai' of the 'isekai but' to be interesting?
There have been a few anime where the beginning included conversations with "god" but I really don't recall any of them acting like an all-powerful being would. Surely there would be questions as to why they allow such awful conditions for human life to exist, but it's never brought up. Imagine if an isekai started off with a conversation with the god from FMA. But no, it's usually an old fuck drinking tea or some no-name summoners.
I'm not big in the light novel area, but surely some better shit than this gets popular? Just makes me think Japanese authors are awful.
Well I never said it got interesting. But my view on isekai is it's just 'generic setting', like highschool. Imagine if in every highschool episode you spent 20 minutes setting up how they got into highschool. Fucking nightmare.
I like those reviews.
Seems like NaNa, I'll hate it but I'll keep watching for some reason.
I want to know the context of the first picture you shared.
as far as I remember she goes on a trip to her hometown and does some inane shit. When she returns she tells her boyfriend about how she did some crazy stuff (I think it was running over a bunch of crabs with a truck), he obviously doesn't care about what she has to said so he plays along.
In that image she's laughing that he actually believed her story.
so the guy is the one who actually wins, right?
Gonna watch the Promised Neverland anime since I like the manga alot (though the earlier arcs were better than the recent ones). That's about it. Don't really care about anything else.
the first week is over, so i've seen the first episode of pretty much everything i've been planning to see.
yakusoku no neverland
gotoubun no hanayome
will probably enjoy to some degree no matter what:
mob psycho ii
3d kanojo s2
date a live iii
bang dream s2
(probably) piano no mori s2
Girly Air Force:
It's neat at first. Aliens, air combat, it's cool. Then the plot starts. Damn. The, uh, succubi are cute, but that's about it. Not particularly inspired and most of the budget went towards the air combat - Which is good. I'll give it a few more episodes to stop being so bland since the preview for the next episode had lots of shots of cute succubi in it.
Go-toubun no Hanayome:
Oh boy here we go a teenage romance comedy harem thing, great. What do you mean it's actually good? I went in expecting to hate this and disavow it but I ended up liking it quite a lot since it's fun, lively, and the succubi are cute. It sprinkles in just the right amount of ecchi to keep it dynamic, and the setup is so stupid that it actually just goes around back to being kinda believable. Okay maybe not that far but it works as a premise. Seriously this is actually good.
Bakas in virtual fights. Cute, got some charming characters, and it's easy going and fun. A good example of something that can just absorb you in and keep you happy for a while.
Domestic Kanajo felt fairly nice to watch. Feels a lot like Go-tobun, light romance with fun character interaction.
Endro! is stupid fun. Reminds me of Milky Holmes so far, characters are similar too. Art for the beginning felt like they put a lot of work into it.
Egao ep 2 did a nice twist with the fujobait character. It felt obvious from the OP/ED featuring the not-yuri relationship between STELLA STARSHINE and princess mad. Well worth watching the first two episodes just for the ending of ep. 2.
Felt rushed, definitely an LN adaptation.
>>29427> Girly Air Force
Strike Witches did more, and better, and 10 years ago.Except of the victory arrow ova, this shit was painful to watch.And this new idol witches thing. Idol witches, cmon.This is sad.
here, finally watched the other anime I was interested in>Dororo
This one is pretty cool. I didn't know it was based on an old manga by Tezuka, but it clearly shows since it has sort of a retro feel. This could be an entertaining monster of the week show, I just hope the animation stays high quality.>Kakegurui XX
Its trash, but the kind of trash I enjoy. Same crazy faces, nonsensical bets and barely coherent plot.>Mob Psycho II
Probably going to end up as my favorite of the season. Beautiful animation and great direction. The first episode was very wholesome and with the second it returns to the flashy action and comedy its known for.>The Promised Neverland
My second favorite premiere. I haven't read the manga beforehand so this has me hooked, it also helps that the character seems really likeable thus far (well except for the Sasuke wannabe).
Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka:
Another edgy mahou shoujo with pointless exposition. I'm completely sick of pointless exposition. Most of the time they show something like a massive kaiju invading a city, then a mahou shoujo transforming and fighting it and the exposition that's 10 seconds later explains that the kaiju are invading the city and that mahou shoujo are the ones to fight them. STOP THIS. The characters have huge fucking eyes. But.. This is actually good. The violence serves a purpose, and it's more or less well handled. Direction is good but not ideal, production is good, and the story while it hasn't gone off the rails yet looks like it might go completely nuts. At the moment it actually makes sense.
Kemono Friends S2:
I can't resist sharing my thoughts on this one even though it's a S2. The background elements that were telling the real story in the first season are a lot less subtle, but at least they're not actually pointed out by characters or third party narration. Art style is a lot cleaner and closer to the original game, although squidgier. The ceruleans are, by contrast, more pointy and a lot more present, too. They're less scary too, if you could believe that they were ever scary in the first place. They get destroyed more easily and don't kill anyone in the first episode (unlike last season). The characters are playfully sugoi, and they fit in just fine. The original series wasn't just deleted, so there's some callbacks. Some callbacks are actually charming if you can ignore the reality behind production. If you can't ignore them then it's painful. Ignoring the reality is recommended.
Oookay. Energetic, colourful and imaginative. Great little short with plenty of interesting shit.
I was watching Konosuba season 2 episode 6. I've only watched this one episode because it was the most interesting sounding episode as well as being the episode where everything is established and everything is put on the line, but it just pussied out.
Short summary: Kazuma gets a new sword and armor, funnies happen, they get a job to take out lizard runners, and everything goes wrong, as usual. Kazuma nearly dies again, Aqua casts resurrection while Kazuma talks with Eris.
I don't know these characters at all, so I can't explain anything. Still, the actual drama of this episode was so shallow and lasts just about a few minutes. He seriously ponders giving up his life since it's so much stress, and being reborn, but he never actually goes through with it or communicates his desires with Eris or anyone else. It's only playfully said, honestly. I can understand his frustration with his quest, and by season 2, the last season of the anime, it doesn't seem to be happening. The OVA is just filler, and the last episode of the series doesn't seem too related to their quest. They're not finishing up on the last episode. It's not happening. The manga might eventually end with their quest being done, but it's still going on.
So, to put the interaction into words, Kazuma talks with Eris, he tells Aqua to hold up on the resurrection and to keep the body safe. He thinks, in his head, about how it's pretty unlikely he'll kill the demon king and that his life is pretty hectic, which is pretty understanding knowing what he supposedly goes through on a daily basis. He tells Eris to reincarnate him as a baby with an older sister and a cute younger sister, but the most reaction Eris gives is just one of those confused "EH!?"s. Megumin starts desecrating his body, prompting him to come back from the dead, he figures out what she did, but she's at a friend's/rival's house. End.
That's the actual interaction shortened to its essential parts. It's no wonder while I felt nothing from this episode. If it were meant to shock, it did a bad job. I would say that was the point, since this is the main plot of the episode with the sword and armor being more of a progression that will turn up in future episodes if I watch them.
Since this is a comedy anime, I don't expect it to be serious, but when it does become serious, it doesn't actually do such a good job. Even if most of the anime is comedy, and serious tones, like when they have to tell wiz they killed "his" comrade" is made serious, but is used for a setup for a joke right after. However, the middle part, of this episode isn't played for laughs, only convincing Kazuma to stay is played for laughs, and he's seriously considering reincarnating. His thoughts on the matter were serious and a bit pessimistic, the topic was actually serious, and he had a good reason to actually think that.
I-I don't think it's the kind of anime to look for serious undercurrents in.
Anyway, speaking of season 2 the only thing that annoyed me is how exaggeratedly dumb Kazuma was acting during the whole trial arc.
Yeah, I know. I'm saying that they shouldn't even bother since they're so bad at it. It could also be possible that they're just screwing with us though. They know Kazuma won't die or do anything different anyways, so why bother going hard? If that's the case, why bother with that story then?
Just everything about the plot seems off. There's no point for it to exist if they're not going to take it seriously or they can't do it.
Them not being serious is kind of the whole point because Konosuba is a parody on common isekai and fantasy genres and tropes in anime.
You're going to misunderstand a lot of series if you watch a single episode right in the middle of some season
Started that tate no yuusha thing that someone was calling a crab show. The way that the isekai part was met with so little incredulity from the MC was just dumb, and the MMORPG aspects alone would've made me drop it, but the MC's descent into an outcast man on a mission, in spite of the reason for it, really won me over. I plan on watching this to the end. And, who knows, hopefully that evil rape-hoaxing fronthole gets killed or something.
> Shield Hero
> Run with the Wind
> Mob Psycho
> Promised Neverland
I also started Genshiken and Bakemonogatari
I loved the movie and game. I will give the show a shot. It will probably be awesome.
I'm watching gantz now and wow. Episode 14 goes full crab mode on the MC. I bet he's going to fight some crab-looking alien later on. Is it how Hiroya Oku really thinks relationships work or is it just for a show, to tell kids how NOT to approach succubi.
Pic related was the only guy I could kinda relate to.>>29443>CGI that looks like a videogame from 2008
Watching slime, dororo, mob psycho 100, and tate no yuusha. They all suck except mob. Not even sure why I'm still watching this shit.
Tate no Yusha- It's okay but the protagonist can be to much of an arse.
Kemono Friends- I actually like it, the politics behind it are unfortunate and in many ways it is not as good as the first but it still is good.
Kouya no Kotobuki- It's quite good.
Endro- Again quite good.
Mahou Shoujo Asuka - The premise is kind of interesting but the execution is poor. It just comes across as quite cheap and cliche and the cliches them selves often are poorly implemented.
I started Kemurikusa but I am only three episodes in- it's okay, I really hate the boy though.
There a re a few other shows I intent to watch as well.
Kouya- They used live2D cgi mixed with regular animation. Strange show, but if you like steampunk airships planes then it's pretty fantastic. Ep 8 had some great expressions for the characters.
Endro~! - Probably one of the best cute succubi show I've seen. Feels like Milky Holmes S1 but better and without the 'they're pathetic' joke. Wouldn't be surprised if it was made by the same people.
Pastel Memories- Nostalgia series. ep7 is about video games, character design and voice acting are great.
Really enjoyed ep5, the one about that shougi series that aired a few seasons back.
I saw it, it stays comfy.
Welp, you gave me the courage to continue, thanks. It really is extremely comfy. I'm really liking it so far.
Does anyone even read your "reviews"?
me too. I quite appreciate them in fact.
I actually picked up a couple of series thanks to his reviews.
I write them anyway for my own personal notes so I just post them here too.
Is this another entry into the "pick a random setting and insert anime succubi" category of anime?
>>29925>The dialogue is very fast paced and the characters go at high speed. Perhaps as part of their personality as fighter aces.
It's more to condense everything as much as possible, it really should have been a 24 episode anime. The whole anime was condensed as well and there was much that felt lacking, like the ending. It kind of felt pointless.
>Although the plot did feel as if it was written from a propaganda point of view, as if the Kotobuki Corps won a revolution and got to write history.
Well all media is propaganda weather intentional or not. Anyway, it didn't feel that much so in this case to me, certainly not as most anime feels.
I feel like you get more out just from the synopsis and trailer.>>29924
You do you.
i do. his taste is pretty clear so his thoughts are fairly predictable if you also watched the shows, which is the appeal for me. it's not like anyone else here is consistently talking about seasonals
Perhaps, I mean the show itself is a celebration of isolationism.
I loved the autistic sound effects that were so focused on realism. While there were parts that I thought left a lot of questions (perhaps a season 2 will answer), I thought that it was well done.
It was a CGDCT, but not to the extent of succubus und Panzer. There are also a lot of male characters, but If I had to compare it to something I would say you will enjoy it if you liked sky crawlers, last exile, or succubus und Panzer, because the show is like a post-apocalyptic desert with a number of historical planes that wage combat for money later on some kind of magic world bending to try to explain why everything is the way it is
. The premise is not terrible, and the character development is also decent.
Kyururu just ruins everything like her pictures are supposed to make anybodies lives better…
I thought S1 had better character development (especially with all the episodes developed to helping friends), but S2 clarified more of the specifics of the environment (more like a backstory, instead of a continuation), even though S2 seemed to deal more with ceruleans randomly appearing and having to be defeated all the time as the main theme throughout.
I did like roadrunner-chan
Is there any decent anime on this season? I feel like its pretty barren aside from maybe the new Ikuhara project.
I actually didn't mind it, it has issues and was not as good as season 1 but I think that really everyone is just memeing.
I was like that too until the ending. The entire ending was enemies with null threat kindly waiting until dialogue had finished (which there was a lot of) before attacking, and then the post-fight ending was just a 10 minute long reference to the first season. My spoiler'd text was a paraphrasing of the last episode. I half expected nu-Kaban to just turn to the camera and say that.
>>29944>The entire ending was enemies with null threat kindly waiting until dialogue had finished
Well yes, it's an anime.
>and then the post-fight ending was just a 10 minute long reference to the first season.
It was one brief conversation.
>>29947>It was one brief conversation.
It was the final 3 1/2 minutes of the anime. The very last thing that happened was a clumsy attempt at recalling season 1.
Not 10 minutes then is it?
I didn't mind that and thought it was handled well anyway. It was hardly an attempt at recalling season 2.
I felt it was in poor taste as most of the series was discarding season 1 in an out with the old kind of way. Although really I was soured after the drawer full of bossu watches, so I can't admit to being bias-free here. Oh man that drawer annoys me the more I think about it.
That drawer is like a war movie where the only thing left of your brother in arms is a small wristwatch that contains a picture of you two together, with the first movie using it as a central piece of emotional attachment to fallen comrades.
And then in the next movie there's just a scene where the guy opens a drawer and there's 20 of them and he just hands one out to some guy who visits. Casually. So much is wrong with so little.
Excellent use of live 2D blended with traditional animation. The overall atmosphere of the show and the gratuitous love for the air combat rung true throughout the show
I doubt many people watched Pastel Memories. The ending was a letdown, with Evangelion getting two episodes as the final boss anime. succubi were cute, action sequences didn't have much action. Felt very low budget.
I recommend the OP thought, that was well done. The series isn't good enough to justify an OP like that, and the way they portrayed the villain in the OP got underplayed so much in the story it got silly.
The reveal that the villain who hates anime is a mangaka felt like a really lazy way to end her character. I remember a part in episode one where the MC succubus sees some ghosts, that plot point wasn't followed up on.
I think it's pretty sad that a show about anime memories is so forgettable itself. Voicework and character designs had good charm to them, too bad the writing was so braindead.
not sure how that got turned into occupy
Is it as awesome as made in abyss?
That reminds me- I did actually watch that, just forgot to post a review.
I said at the start I was disappointed that it wasn't about the characters going around and enjoying the memories they had of things, and that turned out to be what they did. They did do it by transforming into mahou shoujo and entering chinese bootleg versions of the IPs that they liked so the impact was lessened for me, but it was still okay. Fun, but does suffer from relying too much on the viewer's own memory of the IP to carry them. So overall I did enjoy this, especially the relaxed nature of the bad guy, who isn't so much a threat as they are just someone who I empathise with a lot.
Didn't capture the pretty unique scenery, but definitely kept you on edge, there is also a lot of pretty neat plot twists at the end of the season
Can you not quote all of them please. For two main reasons:
1, it looks spammy, and 2: You didn't even quote all of them. You're missing years worth from the older threads.
Decided to watch Shield Hero.
It was interesting at the start. But from the current episode I'm on it seems like now with the protagonist building up a good reputation and repeteadly making the other heroes look incompetent it lost the few aspects that made it interesting and turned into another bland isekai.
Shield Hero went from an interesting start (for an isekai at least) to bland very fast. For me it already raised red flags when the bird appeared, then I realized it was just going to get worse when the dragon fight happened.
the first handful of episodes where he becomes a total butthurt MGTOW with the superpower of rage is some of the hardest I have ever laughed watching an anime
Zombieland Saga should have just been all about deathmetal idols like in the first episode.
And god i fucking hate when anime uses 3d.
demon slayer episode 1 wasnt bad
I think it should have explored a different kind of music each episode. Then the final episodes are them finding their true music style - Zombie-style! Or some shit.
>>29957>it was more or less a fucked up version of haibane renmai
did you actually understand haibane renmei or are you making this comparison based off of a plot summary?
>>30021>did you actually understand haibane renmei or are you making this comparison based off of a plot summary?
I was going to say the same thing.
plot summary alone>mysterious atmosphere surrounding the protagonists and their world>spoopy intermediaries with similar looking masks>children in a orphanage>"you can never see the outside world" as the main point of the series
i guess if you take the plot of haibane at face value, it's vaguely similar to promised neverland, but haibane renmei is generally understood as a story about souls entering a purgatorial state after having committed suicide. promised neverland is more or less what it presents itself to be, which is a investigative thriller/drama about kids getting eaten. it's a lot closer in spirit to stranger things than haibane renmei.
One Punch Man Season 2 already aired and the animation is considerably lower quality than that of the first season.
Oh, OPM2's animation is garbage. They put a little detail into still shots but barely anything moves.
i picked up Kenja no Mago and Bokuben a month into Spring 2019 and these two are some of the worst shows i'm watching this season. overall, really strong season though
Oh on. That is really disappointing to hear. The wonderful animation was one of my favorite things about one punch man's first season.
Still, I guess I still have to see it for my self. Guess I will adjust my expectations accordingly.
JC Staff being "worse" than Madhouse is largely a (cancerous) anime youtube and /a/ myth. the only thing that's actually changed the most is the character designs. the first season was done by a lot of freelancers, so the animation wasn't even "inherently" Madhouse. the complaint that S2 is all stillframes is a gigantic exaggeration that's being propagated by people that probably haven't watched many anime to begin with, i.e. casuals. of course, it doesn't help that OPM is absurdly popular and thus attracts the shounenshitter casual crowds that don't know what the fuck they're talking about.
The complaint that S2 is animated much more poorly than S1 is valid, however. The claim that S2 is animated is a stretch in itself.
99% of tv anime is animated more poorly than S1, so it's more of a tautology than a complaint. S1 shouldn't be held as a standard as it is as much of an anomaly as FLCL. casuals complain because they don't know any better.
True, but it's not hard to find things that are animated better. Kenjo no Mago, for example.
Kenja no Mago looks like dogshit the majority of the time, and it's sakuga bits aren't impressive in the slightest, so I can't really trust your opinion here.
>>30229>After reading so many good things about it I expected it to be better to be honest.
sounds like most hyped anime
You get inflated expectations when you hear people talk about how great something is.
currently reading One Piece, just finished volume 9
jojo and boruto. everything else this season suckssssssszs
no i agree with this completely. it feels exploitative in the sense that there are real social ills involved here but the solution is simple otaku pandering
Happy sugar life has one of the most traumatic scenes I've ever seen, it's great.
that fivehead though.
It just cemented my feeling that "love" is toxic and to be avoided.
Also that show is blatantly emotionally manipulative, so when I can see through it most of the "emotional" scenes just trigger eyerolls.
Love isn't toxic. People and their subjective perspective on the subject are.
The show indeed has bended reality for the sake of narration. It wasn't targeted toward healthy people but rather someone who is already miserable due to being ""lonely"". Also, it is a horror, it's supposed to be the way it is. I can't omit the fact that their loli crafting skill is S class. Shio really is one of the cutest lolis ever conceived by Chinese sweatshop's craftsmanship.
"Hey kid, I see that your mother just abandoned you. Lemme take care of you and fill in the papers for adoption" that sounds boring, doesn't it?>>30350
>>30358>Love isn't toxic. People and their subjective perspective on the subject are.
Love is only subjective as it exist only in people and their subjective perspective based on their interpretation of brain chemistry set up to incentivize mating and care of kin group.
It doesn't objectively exist. So in admitting that it is toxic in the subjective, you are admitting that love it's self is toxic.
>"Hey kid, I see that your mother just abandoned you. Lemme take care of you and fill in the papers for adoption" that sounds boring, doesn't it?
Actually a anime I quite enjoyed had a similar set up to what you explained(usagi drop if you are wondering).
You didn't get meaning of the show at all, did you?
>So in admitting that it is toxic in the subjective, you are admitting that love it's self is toxic.
Where did I said love is toxic? You did. Im saying some people have unhealthy image of love and they don't "incentivize mating and care of kin group." At all. Take waifu fags for example…
You are bringing up usagi drop. It's about love too. You saying love portrayed there is toxic too? I used word "subjective" to emphasize that there are pathologic kinds of love, nothing more, only that.(and that there is no one "real" love, but some kinds of it are horribly toxic.)
Still watching and enjoying shield hero. The latest episode was not what I and others feared it would be, there was no so-called "redemption arc" for the evil skank that rape-hoaxed the hero. Seeing justice done was gratifying. Good job on this series, japan.
It's really good, isn't it. By the way the name of the demi-human country 'Siltvelt' sounds exactly like the German word "Schildwelt", meaning Shield World. Very coincidental, huh.
Also here's a curious screenshot from the second episode or so, but you probably noticed that one yourself.
I would also like to point out that Kevin Penkin has done an amazing job for the OST again so far, and its application has been spot on too.
I don't remember that. It was still so early in the series that the whole "shield can't be removed" thing hadn't sunken in yet. I wonder how that mistake slipped by the screeners.
It was just around when they first mentioned it so it stuck out to me.
>>30362>It doesn't objectively exist.
this is materialist hogwash with freshman science reductionism
Watching Nanatsu no Taizai.
Its ok, a fun shonen, nothing really special,.but I like the fantasy setting and character designs, and the animation has been pretty decent until now, that alone puts it above other shonens for me.
I wouldn't be surprised if it goes to shit later on though, like most shonen tend to do.
>>30375>I wouldn't be surprised if it goes to shit
they introduce DBZ power levels
>>30382>numerical incremental power ups that DO NOT translate in to better feats>Character A is just now able to defeat Character B and C character is relegated to sidelines>no spectacle, the fights are similar to the ones we saw before
God bless Japan.
>>29987>For me it already raised red flags when the bird appeared
That was the point I dropped the show. It was already seriously flawed up to that point, but then they added another highly infantalized obedient loli who they show constantly jumping in his lap and shit. I could tell it was just going to be a terrible loli slave harem, even if the lolis are not technically in love with him, they're still there for the pedos to enjoy. I really can't stand stupid lolis. They're just so fucking bland. Japanese female characters are already usually bland unless they're insane, but when you give them the intelligence of a 5 year old it's just boring as all hell. The MC's emo woe is me attitude just got fucking old too after a while. Like damn, you're upset that your super special magical powers don't get you enough respect from people? Boo hoo, must be terrible for you that people don't think you're special enough.
>>30476>another highly infantalized obedient loli>another
if you weren't so easily triggered you would've seen that raphtallia became an adult (physically and mentally) in like the very next episode, and hasn't reverted since>I could tell it was just going to be a terrible loli slave harem
but it didn't>give them the intelligence of a 5 year old
don't know what you expect from a character that was literally born yesterday in the show>The MC's emo woe is me attitude just got fucking old too
yeah yeah yeah, blah blah, look at me, I'm better than the "emos"
You and >>29987
are full of shit. The shield hero anime evolved into a great show. You people judged a book by its cover and think you know so much, in your case you even gave it a review
. It's preposterous.
I just watched succubi und Panzer for the first time.
It was meh
Just moe shit, but I liked the tank battles.
The angler fish dance was pretty cute though
You really missed out
Houseki no Kuni, going by the image attached.
I just finished this. It was great. I wish they had just kept going and pulled out all the stops and taken every chance they could to make it as fucked up as possible. They took a lot but not every one. The beginning when things are just getting more and more fucked up was the best part, the humor of it as it just kept getting worse was delicious. Then they got all pusillanimous and gave it a "happy" ending. I'm just going to pretend the last few minutes don't exist.
Clannad 1,2 is the ablsoute fucking disgusting vomit crap, whoever made it must die in agony.
Absolutely loved this. Only show that made me not simply tolerate cg but made me like it.
Houseki No Kuni was the best anime of 2017, pretty easily. It had the serialised manga problem though so instead of making an actual story that wraps up it just ends.
I don't have an account and I've only been there accidentally once or twice over the past 10 or so years.
oh my god that looks awesome, please tell me it has fujo bait too
Spoilers that you probably want to read ahead.
OK, so I was watching The Rising of the Shield Hero expecting something, but that went down pretty quickly. The first episodes made it look like it was going towards something different, all the injustice and stuff, then after episode 5 it turns into one of the most generic anime ever, then on episode 15 the MC falls completely out of his initial character and spouts the most painfully good boy "don't kill the bad guy, you're better than this" line ever and now I paused in the middle of the 16th episode and they're fighting a dinosaur. This was some false advertisement, I can't bring myself to even finish this episode let alone the rest of the anime.
last episode of shield hero is tomorrow and I already watched goblin slayer, so does anyone have another recommendation? I enjoy animes like those
Tanya is technically isekai but doesn't fit the theme of being in a sorcery&swords D&D world.
In quartet they get isekaied to a japanese highschool. Nothing fits the theme.
yeah i had high hopes for that one but it turned out pretty underwhelming
I've seen this anime shilled for a long time but only by weebs and they all go>Cute foxy woxy UwU message my back kitsune-sama!!!
Your description actually made me interested. I'll give it a spin.
36 episodes long, it's not going to be easy to summarise, especially since it's breakneck pace, based on an older, complete serialised manga with many volumes. I'm tempted to use the word clusterfuck, since it really did get out of control sometimes. It had the serialised manga syndrome disease where the story just keeps being extended and extended with more plot threads and shit added until they're literally in space, and then some kind of resolution needs to be thrown together. At least since it was complete before anime production started there was an ending to head towards and they could cut a lot of the fluff out, but if you have a big pile of mess and clean out all the irrelevant crap, it's still cluttered. Never got uninteresting though, and while the plot is a mess, it was fun. worth watching if you're interested in watching a terminal case of serialised manga syndrome. Overall, it's a colourful lively mess with a few moments that I liked. The ending is a good example of 'whoops time to wrap things up quickly' (from the plot perspective. From the show's perspective it kinda built towards it)
This show had way too many stupid squealing lolis for my taste. Plus the emo "oh no I'm super special and have magical powers but everyone doesn't think I'm super special enough" thing was kind of lame. I dropped it.
Shows like this seem faintly sinister to me, like they're just designed to give people in similar situations a mental crutch of fantasy escapism to continue to be the exact same doormat submissive slave to society(which of course benefits the psychopaths at the top of society who exploit and enslave us all). It's only satisfying if it's like Black Lagoon where he finally wakes up and realizes he's just trash to these people to be exploited and he's had enough and changes how he's living and learns to be assertive.
Shouko's final one. Maybe it's just me but I found it to be absolutely excellent in its buildup, payoff, and execution. Heh, execution.
I watched the first episode. While I like cute stuff and all, this was a little too much. It made my chest hurt watching it. Emotional manipulation in the form of moe down to a science I tell you.
I think it is less sinister then you are making it out to be. It is pure wish fulfillment, probably from someone in the anime/manga industry that has been overworked but because of cultural reason never stands up for themselves to release the burden at it's root. So they developed a personal coping fantasy into a marketable product in the form of the show.
I will watch some cat videos or something to build my tolerance for cute things back up so I can finish this show. Kind of want to see for my self where they are going with it.
>>30713>It is pure wish fulfillment, probably from someone in the anime/manga industry that has been overworked but because of cultural reason never stands up for themselves to release the burden at it's root. So they developed a personal coping fantasy into a marketable product in the form of the show.
oh god this is so gross. Why u do this capitalism?
Just be warned if you decide to watch the rebuilds as they are pretty awful. 1.0 is more or less a retread if the first half of the series, but the others really just shit all over everything so watch them at your own peril.
>>30732>Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru
Heard the manga was really good but never got around to reading it.
Might give the show a shot since I bearably read manga these days.
Why do you watch things you know you won't like?
Where's the fun in that?
If you want an actual reason; it's because synopses are terrible for anime. They're all dumb - it's all about the execution.
>>30772>If you want an actual reason; it's because synopses are terrible for anime.
They either spoil everything or are too vague. In which case you can check the studio, the art style, and the voice actors to know more. Trailers too.
>They're all dumb - it's all about the execution.
Where's the logic in this? If they are dumb why do you watch it? Just to say you saw it and be "in" with the cool anime hipsters?
I want to watch the show and form my own opinion, how is this bad?
What I meant is that there's lots of stuff that I enjoyed watching that I wouldn't have even tried if I had paid attention to things like the synoposes, studio, art style, voice actors etc. I literally just download everything with a '01' in it every season and watch it without knowing anything but the title. I don't even translate the title.
I would say it's a pretty bad way to go about watching anime because you essentially are leaving it up to how you feel at the time. Plus the more anime you watch in a row, the more tiresome it will become and you will probably come to like the first few shows that you watch after you wake up while your mind is still fresh, and then begin to dislike the ones you watch later on either due to annoyance or tiredness - which is what your "reviews" seem like every season.
So if your goal is being the "anime review guy" on wizchan you are doing a terrible job, because there's no way all of these reviews are viewed proffesionnally with an objective view. Your final verdict ends up landing on which anime you watch first before you get tired. Not a single person will take you seriously because of this, and would rather form their own opinions on what to watch or not.
>>30775>there's no way all of these reviews are viewed proffesionnally with an objective view.
Not even him but why the fuck do you think people would care about this here? They're short review blurbs on an obscure image board for virgins, I'm guessing the guy just takes several minutes to write them for fun and maybe a couple other wizards will check them out based on the descriptions.
so what you're saying is that you want to be the "anime review guy" and review "proffesionnally with an objective view" but you're mad this other guy beat you to the punch?
Please no bully. He has legitimate criticisms, even if I think they don't really matter.
His criticism is as legitimate as if you were to go to the drawing or photo thread and saying they're wasting their time because there is no way their work will ever have as much artistic or entertainment value as a professional. It is legitimate insofar as it's not wrong but it completely misses the point and is destructive to the content creation in this website. I don't know what the anime review guy is making reviews for but I've always enjoyed it because it's shorter, more sincere, cover almost all airing anime and comes from a fellow wizchan poster. Being objective or professional is not why I read his posts and I assume not why he is writing them for. Regardless of his motives, his anime watching habit is none of anybody's business and his review is very welcome in this site, much more than a pointless criticism that benefits no one.
Agreed. That kind of criticism would make sense if the guy was trying to brand some new anime review blog or something. However in the context of this kind of anonymous posting on an obscure chan it seems counter productive to the point of the site and somewhat discourages the posting interesting content. If you disagree with him about his opinions it would probably be better to argue on a point by point and show by show basis instead.
Vikings, longboats, kind of weird rotoscoped action scenes. The source material suffered from people being way too strong, and it carries over here. I've read the manga so I know what's coming, and this adaptation is pretty good.
Idol school. Except that it's male idols, and the self-insert female character is the producer for them. This wouldn't pass the genderbend test as at the moment it's instant reverse harem of attractive males.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou:
Production is wonky at parts, but never makes any storytelling blunders. Some kind of fantasy. Japanese fantasy, which means magic, swords, RPG elements, and characters who can see their own stats. Manages to be actually pretty interesting. Main character, through some luck, suffering and ingenuity gains some pretty dumb powers, and power levels a bit. I think my standards are really low. Likely to be dropped within a few episodes.
are they rotoscoped? a lot of it looks like CGI
Not entirely sure but it does look weird either way
>>30806>Also sofas do not stop bullets
At some point I just give most things a pass when it comes to stuff like that. It is only when they do something really retarded that it takes me out of it. It takes a pretty hardcore attention to detail to get gun stuff 100% right in media. Effort that if spend well elsewhere that I appreciate I am willing to give it a pass.
Worth noting is that Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e, for all its flaws, had a scene where a guy kicked up a table to stop himself getting shot and the bullet just went through the table.
>>30819>It is only when they do something really retarded that it takes me out of it
Yeah, I stopped Jormungand watching because of that.
>>30877>has any other wizard here watched Ranma?
Show was ok but the movie was totally shit.
I watched the first 140 or so episodes and I have yet to watch the rest. I never liked the gender bending but overall, the show is pretty well done and it works well. The genre mix came bretty gud
Yes. I believe I've watched all of the episodes and the movie. The movie seems to cut some loose ends, and it's how I finished the series.
I can't remember much, and that's probably a good indication that the show was forgettable. Overall, I remember watching it and not liking it since things went back to the way they were, IIRC, and the time skip where Ranma is now 18 years old
I don't remember much, and I don't care to re-visit it.
The way I like to think of it is proto-inuyasha, especially if you watch the dub.
Argentina, it used to be huge here in the 90's
Blame is ultra boring and ugly, don't watch.
>>29212>What are you watching?
Shin Mazinger Z Shōgeki! Zetto Hen
Tetsujin 28 (2004)
so far i'm enjoying them
Dororo and Isekai Quartet.
Dororo is nice, but a bit too gruesome.
Iseakai quartet is interesting. I only actually finished Tanya's anime while giving up on the rest at varying stages for various reasons, but it is intresting to see these characters in the same anime how and how they interacts and such. The Cast of the demon lord anime are lacking, it would have been better to replace them with something else.
Mexico here,it used to be popular here too,along with DBZ (that shit is like a religion here pretty much everyone under 25 saw it)
I think evangelion on netflix is censored…
You made the right decision. It's wildly overrated.
oh yeah I remember seeing that the final episode of DB Super was aired on a public square over there. Here in Argentina is also probably the most popular anime ever along with Saint Seiya, the Broly movie was the most watched one in cinemas for two weeks straight.
I'm watching sounan desu ka now and it's great,I was expecting some kind of stupid ecchi shit but it's actually quite good,you actually learn a lot about survival and the comedy is pretty good.
Most 20th century another tried to copy american sitcom. Japan had a weird hysteria with american culture back then, so did america
Chio-chan was great. I wish they would make another season.
I recently also really enjoyed Asobi Asobase, you should try that one out too if you haven't.
those two were practically my staple food during the season they were airing, really enjoyed them
looks wizardly, thank you
downloading right now
Just caught up with Attack on Titan, currently watching Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood for the first time. Watched the 2003 version years ago, so it was painful to see Shou Tucker's treachery towards his daughter again. he deserved to die after turning his daughter into a chimera, so it was sweet seeing he did not live like in the 2003 show.
I am only partway through season 1, so I am still waiting to see more differences between the 2003 show and the 2010 show.
The show should start differing massively for you pretty soon. Some people like one or the other more but I think both were good for different reasons.
give it a few episodes more and you'll see an entirely new series
I look forward to it! I have heard nothing but good about it
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Watching Dr. Stone. It's much better than I expected it to be so far.