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What are you watching?
What are you enjoying?
What have you dropped?
What are you looking forward to next season?
I started watching the one you posted, Vinland Saga. I'm not really into viking stuff, but its very enjoyable thus far.
Is this thread only for shows currently running? If not I am watching Anne of green gables and excel saga right now. They are both a lot of fun. I watch anime very slowly though. I am really blown away by how good a lot of the animation for Anne of green gables is. The show is from about 40 years ago but looks just great. And the animation is even improving as the show goes on, would recommend it to anybody who likes SoL type shows.
Akage No Anne really is a great anime. I watched it a few years back and it put me in a crisis of needing to find more anime with such a humble charm. Once you finish you should check out that studio's Heidi adaption. Like Anne it follows the book faithfully but adds a lot more adventure in between. It is top-shelf comfy.
This season has been good for shounen. This is what I'm watching ranked from best to wort imo
Vinland Saga-Japanese Vikings. badass and dark, story of revenge
Dr. Stone- Has an interesting and original premise that moves the plot along well. I identify more with the motives of the antagonist which is fun.
Kimetsu no Yaiba- Kind of generic demon/vampire slaying shounen but enjoyable enough. The MC isn't a pussy at least.
Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note- This is honestly kind of trash but I'm enjoying it enough to keep watching. It's a spinoff of the last fate/zero thing they did. Waver is the main character (with a submissive loli and a dominant loli in tow because of course they would) and he's plot armored into being super important and powerful in mage society and the he goes around and is like a magical sherlock holmes solving mysteries. They used almost the exact same plot gimmick in the two investigations I watched so far. If I wasn't really bored I'd probably drop this.
Of what is airing I am watching Machikado Mazoku, Vinland Saga and Dr Stone but I have more that I will watch once the season ends. I am also watching Yuru Yuri which is quite good and apparently getting another season next season.
Machikado Mazoku is good but the subs are awfull, I found some slightly better ones that get rid of the imperial systems and US currency but it's still bad. It saddens me how little choice we have now in regards to sub groups, Horrible subs has a monopoly on it all and they just copy whatever subs are used by what they are ripping it from.
Vinland Saga is alright, it's much more accurate than the Western shows about Vikings at least(with only a few small errors) but the protagonist is a bit too pointlessly hostile to everything and simple-minded so far.
I already read Dr Stone so it's not as good to me as it would have been but I am still enjoying it, it is a bit ludicrous but it's interesting seeing all the things they make and do.
How about Ashita No Nadja?
I've started watching Kingdom. It seems like a better version of Arslan Senki. I'm into it so far.
I'm watching banana fish. It's pretty good. Accurately captures just how much of a fucked up dystopia the US actually is.
does this one have the same kind of humour of Asobi Asobase? it looked kind of similar from a few pictures I have seen
No, not really. There's some gross-humour in there but it's not the kind of hateful thing that Asobi was. (which I also liked.) Sounan is more fun and light hearted and squeezing the guts out of fish kind of thing.
Light Novel is superior. Adapting it out of sequence is the main flaw of the anime. *zap*
Sounan desuka was fucking great,that last episode with anal hydratation was one of the most fucked up but funny things I've seen in a while,I seriously hope they make a 2nd season with Homare's father in.
Anohana. It's a bit unbelievable and cliche, but it has potential.
It's unbelievable by the actions of the characters, honestly, and how their relationship unfolds.
episode 2, MC, Anaru, and popopo get together and play a nokemon game, and they get super excited after getting some kind of rare pokemon, like old times. While it does feel like "the old days", it just doesn't feel right, but rather cringy, honestly. Also, by this time, the MC had told popopo, and only him, that he had been seeing Menma as a hallucination, and by the second episode was done, he had told both Anaru and Yukiatsu about her. Like, Jesus, it's super confidental information about a hikkikomori hallucinating about a dead succubus in their past. It sounds crazy, and Anaru just accepts it.
Also, I already don't like two of the characters, Yukiatsu and Tsuruko (blue haired succubus). Yukiatsu is a dick for asking about the MC, Jinta, about dropping out of highschool, and it was obviously to cause some kind of emotional stress, seeing as Tsuruko had scolded him somewhat for it. Not really much of a scolding, which really gave away that she was just as bad. Later, in episode 2, Anaru sees Tsuruko in a WcDonald, and she politely tries to run and give her something she left at the WcDonald, since she just stood up suddenly and marched out of there. She moved out of there in the way where you're done with someone's crap, but she and her friends were just having fun nearby her, so it was really uncalled for and rude, in my opinion. Anaru tried to give her back the thing, Tsuruko says she shouldn't be talking with someone from her highschool, which I believe means Anaru is from a "lower" school. Tsuruko is one of the more prestigious schools, as Yukiatsu had mentioned to the hikkikomori MC who dropped out of school. Obviously, in a dickish way. Also, I believe Tsuruko made a social faux-pas by mentioning Menma so casually / lightly, as Anaru had said before. I believe that's actually really bad, and by then, Tsuruko had just been insulting Anaru for her "character flaws". I don't even believe she had any character flaws, but it could be different in Japan, as Anaru is really emotional and explosive with her emotions. By the end of the conversation, Tsuruko took the item and left, and Anaru was in tears because of the traumatic experience with Menma.
A few theories. Menma drowned in a river, since it cuts to a river. It might have been a suicide. After that, the crew just grew apart.
That's all. I'll be watching the rest over a period of a few days.
I started watching Cop Craft, the first two episodes were alright, then it got stupid, a bit creepy and ran out of budget on the third episode which I just watched. Really sad that Murata-san illustrated this.>>31486
I thought it was good as well, I'm really hoping for a season 2.
Dropped Durarara!! after 2 episodes> A succubus jumps from a building to end her life> Some cool headless rider type monster saves her> succubus asks, "why?"> Headless rider monster replies, "because life good c:"
Heh, he owned those Anti-Natalist babies.
>>31517>There wasn't much of a conclusion or anything.
That's the case with most anime adaptions of Manga. The anime covers up until about volume 5 of the manga and then either stops to be continued in a second season, or it makes up its own conclusion.
I thought it was stupid and empty. Pure fap bait type show that is appealing to complete geeks.
How does one get into the FATE franchise?
If you have the patience reading the visual novel is the easiest way
if not you should watch first Fate/Zero, then Fate/Stay Night, Unlimited Blade Works and finally Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel (they are 3 movies but only 2 have been released so far). Anything else is just alternative reality stuff or side stories that you can watch at any given time as long as you have watched Zero and Unlimited Blade Works.
The only one that is any good is fate/zero. I kept giving other shows from this series a try but they were all pretty mediocre and disappointing compared to fate/zero.>>31590
Isn't unlimited blade works a remake of fate/stay night? I'd say to skip fate/stay night altogether.
really excited about babylon, first three episodes have been a great hook so far. directing has been not sterilized, so pretty good so far.
is val x love normal, boring trashy or exceptionally trashy?
I'd say Val X Love is almost exceptionally trashy. The kind of trashy where he instantly gets a harem, and the battle powerups involve kissing and molestation.
Africa no Salaryman:
Lion in a suit goes to work. Animalised comedic representation of society. Pretty decent actually. A bit too intense for my tastes.
Actors - Songs Connection:
Cute boys doing cute things and also idols. Interest = zero.
Stand My Heroes - Piece of Truth:
Ikemen fujobait crime investigation thing. With self insert newbie succubus who gets tutored by and entire group of handsome men. What is it with crime investigation things this season?
I tried Choyoyu.
I felt like it could have been quite fun and light-hearted with the characters being overpowered but it seems fairly generic so far, there was some needless fan service in the beginning that almost made me stop right there but there was none after that. I'll watch another episode to make sure but I think it's going to be 7 OP characters in a generic world. The characters really are that OP that it seems like it should be a comedy but it's not, I didn't think any of the characters had much personality either.
>>31602>Isn't unlimited blade works a remake of fate/stay night?
its the second route of Fate/Stay Night >I'd say to skip fate/stay night altogether
That's a terrible idea if you want to get into the franchise
Surprised you can stomach watching this crap, boyo
Shigurui was pretty edgy though, I know I couldn't even finish it because of how much gore and such it had in it.
There's a difference between gore and edgy. Shigurui was bloody has hell, but it wasn't edgy.
Shokugeki no Souma is back. Just watched the first episode. It was a little rushed but I still enjoyed it. This show is very fun and comfy.
Edgy seems to have degraded into a codeword for "I'm offended"
My view on Shigurui vs Blade of the Immortal is that while Shigurui featured decapitations, horrific disfigurement, bisection, and boy rape, this is just fairly typical of the period.
Edgy kicks in when someone is, for example, murdering succubi and attaching their heads to his shoulders and then gloating about it. Generally edgy comes when it's trying to be cool about excessive violence, when it sticks a teenager's view of what is cool onto what is violence.
Shigurui handles it well - Violence is obscene in that show. But it happens.
Although watching the second episode of Blade of the Immortal, it becomes less edgy. Still doesn't handle violence as if it was horrible though.
>>31647>murdering succubi and attaching their heads to his shoulders and then gloating about it.
Which happens in Shigurui to, note that exact thing but they will do brutal things and gloat about them or do them for no real reason.
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.
why is that edgy? or better question, why is that a problem? violence is an aesthetic you can only really explore in fiction. you never had fun playing a violent video game before? do you think DOOM is edgy, and if you do, do you think that is a negative characteristic?
Started watching blade of the immortal. It's good, but I can't say I enjoy the main character getting the shit kicked out of him consistently only to be saved by magic each time. Also shigurui is kinda edgy but not offensively so.
Watching this season
Good and stupid fun. I like the humor, the characters are all nice and the latest episode from today was surprisingly heartwarming.
>Honzuki no Gekokujou
First episode felt very slow but I still liked it, very comfy and cute and I like the setting so far.
Characters felt a little stereotypical the first episode (strong stoic no nonsense guy and clumsy laid back guy) but it was still good and it surprised me by killing off the sidekick at the end of the first episode. The interview sequence with the succubus in the second episode was a little too straightforward and obvious for my tastes in introducing the whole "what is justice" and "what is good" questions but it was interesting enough and I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes.
>No Guns Life
Haven't got around to watching the episodes I downloaded yet but it's cyberpunk and the guy's got a gun for a head so I can't not watch this.
You're both missing and not in the mood.
For me this is The masterpiece, the only 10/10 work of art.
Don't agree with being the only 10/10 but I love it too
i didn't find haibane renmei to be very interesting. it's not bad, but the imagery is very plain and uninspired, especially if you're familiar with a lot of christian iconography
Don't know what to watch atm, just kinda waiting for Evangelion 3.0+1.0
Maybe I'll rewatch the series or finish the manga.
Have Dr. Stone and Vinland Saga finished for now? If so, looks like poor fare for shounen going forward.
I think both are still ongoing - Both two cour. Dr. Stone is… still okay. Kimetsu no Yaiba is better but less watchable though.
Although the shonen I'm enjoying the most this season is Mairimashita! Iruma-kun
vinland saga isn't shonen
>>31873> [HorribleSubs] Mairimashit….jpg>marimashit
i'm like it a lot also. greenhair is fun.
I was worried this whole segment of the manga would be rushed towards the end of the anime. It was actually scary to read through. I'm glad it's getting the full treatment.
Sword of the immortal has really gone downhill. Started out with potential but then they started adding too many irrelevant side characters and sub plots I didn't care about and now the MC who is supposed to be on a revenge mission is basically flirting with the guy she was supposed to be killing. It's gay as fuck. I'm dropping this shit.
when does season 2 come out?
>>32173>5 minutes per episode
So many good moe shows that are so short..
did they say what that boardgame was? looks stylistically similar to catan which is kind of neat
this show really let me down. i thought it'd be a relaxing show about board games but it was mostly forced drama and barely any gameplay
Put off watching Zoku Owarimonogatari long enough so I am watching that while waiting for games to download.
It has been like a year so it took 15 minutes or so for my gears to really get turning at the same pace of the show, but now I feel up to speed and am enjoying myself quite a bit. Animation looks as good as ever and the story so far is interesting. Glad I waited for it finish so I can watch it all in one go.
currently halfway through madoka. it's pretty boring.
i think what's soured me on it prematurely is the way people talk about it. people often say that it's a "deconstruction" of mahou shoujo, but besides that not really meaning anything, madoka also doesn't really even employ any of the mahou shoujo tropes enough to do anything interesting with the genre. outside of a couple very short and unimpressive transformation sequences and having a fairy, there's barely anything "mahou shoujo" about it. it resembles more of an "urban fantasy" story more than the typical mahou shoujo. in fact, if you took out the explicit references to magical succubi and the transformation sequences, nobody would be calling this a "deconstruction."
the story's impact seems too reliant on a metacontext of prior conceptions of "mahou shoujo" to work, if that context of mahou shoujo didn't exist, i'm not sure that anyone would care about this show. the "twists" depend on the contrast of the "cuteness" of mahou shoujo (which is really heavily forced down your throat in the first two episodes) to the "darkness" of actually living a magical succubus (the dark atmosphere is way heavy-handed and too on the nose), and the writing is stuffed to the brim with expository dialogue. i've been lucky enough to have avoided spoilers, but i feel like i can predict what's going to happen. i would hazard a guess that there's a large overlap in people who like madoka and people that have seen maybe 1 or 2 mahou shoujo in their life.
princess tutu and even utena did more interesting things with the mahou shoujo framework than madoka, and they predate it by a decade.
No guns life is actually kind of good.
I am waiting for it to finish before I dive in, but from what I have seen of it, I think it looks pretty good too.
Welcome back. Did you take a break or something?
diff wiz, but i think it's pretty alright. you might have to wait a bit longer til season 2 is finished though, i think it was originally supposed to be 2 cour but every studio these days has bad scheduling management so it's now split into different "seasons" with the second half of the story airing in spring
Nothing ended or started!
..Except Dr Stone
I finished this and didn't notice it was the last episode for weeks. Is okay. The start is super wonky, with shouty man and, uh, more shouty man. Once that goes it gets better, with an actual exploration of some kind of technology that isn't too bad. There's some asspulls and extreme leaps in technological capability but overall it does at least try and say that science is mostly perspiration. Hell it gets points for leaving a japanese highschool. If you do check it out, it's worth getting to the point beyond shouty man. I watched 24 episodes of this, so that's an indication of something interesting. Needed to be a bit more grounded in the actual science, as I couldn't trust anything in this show to be true. So long as you can handle a show that jerks off 'science' a bit too hard then it's okay.
I was actually really excited for this at the beginning because I thought it was going to be a showdown between Tsukasa and Senku with Senku having to rapidly go through the ages in tech to try and stay alive, but then they just put that plot on the back burner and did more boring shit. I mean a fucking "smartphone" Do you really need to do such a silly thing when we just went all the way down to zero technology? I was disappointed that they decided to make it all comfy and low stress, that just made it boring. I still enjoyed it well enough though I guess and I hope it will be more interesting now that the antagonist is coming back.
on the contrary, psycho pass has only gotten better. season 1 lays out its philosophical themes very explicitly and clumsily because urobuchi isn't a very good writer. on top of the mediocre execution, the topics themselves aren't very interesting. urobuchi has a painfully shallow understanding of 1984 and concepts like panopticism, namedropping foucault for some reason when describing bentham's original panopticon.
it's the later seasons that really bring out the latent interesting aspects of the psycho pass world from season 1. season 2 leads the function of the dominators and the sibyl system to their logical conclusion by exploiting it and turning it on itself, which was one of the few interesting things can do with a "functioning dystopia" not to mention the fact that the real world parallels are unexpectedly poignant (e.g. wikipedia's banwar on its own admins and the eventual constitutional crisis the administration experienced). it also handles the ideas behind 1984 way better than season 1 (the writers even sneak allusions to it, which is a lot more impressive than just hamfisting the book into a scene)
i liked season 3 because it dealt with topics you never see in anime, like international relations and economics, which i find infinitely more intriguing than (uro)butchered philosophy. the main problem though, as you stated, was that it didn't "go anywhere," or rather the conclusion to it all is seemingly going to be in the movie rather than written properly in the tv show.
I just compare it with babylon that aired in the same season and Babylon handled politics and such better.
not really, i don't even think they're really comparable just because they're of the same genres.
babylon uses a kind of wild political takeover that employs a lot of mind games and an invincible plot device as a way to initiate philosophical discussion about suicide.
psycho pass has always been about a the question of whether or not an authoritarian government can ethically lead a society, but the question was proposed on shaky grounds since the beginning as the psycho pass world requires very elaborate and impractical (with respect to the real world) construction. as i see it, season 2 picks at the holes and shows that season 1 doesn't ask or answer any questions convincingly, and season 3 was just exploring a more realistic version of such a country in the context of global politics and logistics.
Enh, this show is kind of a slog. I had high hopes for it, given how much of a fan I am of old samurai films & Cowboy Bepop, but it's actually pretty disappointing, to be honest. At this point, I don't have much motivation to see it through to the end, but I'll probably push through the last few episodes at some point. As it is, I've just been basically chipping away at it her & there for one or two episodes at a time, given how slow & relatively boring it is. Definitely the sort of thing that feels impossible to binge watch. I'm currently on episode 19, so at least there's not that much left. Hopefully it'll get more interesting, but I've just about had it with these dumb, irrelevant one-off filler episodes. I'd like to think that the finale will finally bring some actual pacing & stakes to this show, instead of just aimless faffing about for whatever.
I don't watch a lot of anime, or really much of anything else these days. I probably only manage to watch like 4-6 shows a year and a couple films/OVAs, if that. There's lots of things I've never watched yet, so all the anime I check out is entirely pre-2010. Watched both Vampire Hunter D films a couple weeks back and the last two show I watched in their entirety was Mononoke & Hellsing: Ultimate, like 4-5 months ago. Will probably watch FMA:B next, but I'm not sure if I have the wherewithal to watch something that long.
I should go back and retry this, I gave it a very critical assessment the first time I saw the first episode.
It's the Isekai Maou of our times. I don't know if you'll like it if you hated how trashy it was, but it does get more entertaining in the second episode.
This is how I felt about it too. No idea why it's so highly praised.
>>32243Well, I finished it. As expected, the show seemed to pick up a bit which was nice, although it still all seemed a bit rushed. The pacing was also quite schizophrenic. You get that two parter with Sara building momentum towards the last three episodes, but before that they throw in two more dumb, irrelevant filler episodes. It's just crazy and I don't understand why those two episodes didn't come before the Sara centric ones since it totally screws up the pacing. Other than that, it was nice to see Mugen & Jin get humbled a little, given how insanely overpowered & nearly untouchable they are throughout the rest of the show. Still, it kinda seemed ridiculous how they go from Dynasty Warrior characters to basically being pathetically outclassed by someone like Sara who was quite easily able to crush the both of them, but ultimately chooses not to kill them over contrived fee fees. What's more, I found the last three episodes to be a mixed bag. Fuu confronting her father felt solid and the action was good, but again I just felt it was kinda all over the place as far as what Mugen & Jin were doing. Their inability to preform/overcome their opponents felt more grounded at least, as opposed to when they were fighting Sara, whom herself just felt way over the top as an adversary. What with how she could slice through fucking boulders, while having other cliched superhuman abilities that are often reserved for blind people, like the fact that she can sense & "see" far better than a normal person. The fact that during the finale they both survived what were otherwise demonstrably fatal wounds also felt pretty ridiculous & cheap. Did Fuu have some fucking senzu beans tucked away somewhere? I mean honestly, c'mon now. Mugen was shot, stabbed numerous times, and literally got blown the fuck up, but yet somehow is relatively fine & intact. Similarly, Jin let himself get mortally wounded to kill that one guy and they even have a brief flashback to when his master told him how it's a kamikaze move, but he just somehow manages to survive it anyway. Again, if the writers didn't want them to get killed off at the end, then why write these scenes in such a way where their survival requires such a large suspension of disbelief? Well whatever, I liked how they all went their separate ways at the end at least, having learned their respective life lessons from each other. I still don't really understand why Jin or Mugen ever bothered to go on this whole journey with Fuu in the first place, other than that they basically had nothing better to do. Even after the coin toss in the beginning, they both ditch her as soon as the opportunity arises, but then come back because of contrived circumstances and from then on just decide to stay because "fuck it, why not?", I guess is the reason, next to this is what the show is and to otherwise not think about it all too much.Anyway, it'd of been nice if there had been more of an established antagonist (think Vicious from Bepop) prior to the last few episodes, since everything that happens there kinda feels like a total ass pull. They could've easily taken out painfully pointless & terrible episodes like that one where Jin & Mugen are reading Fuu's diary and recapping episodes that didn't need to be recapped in the first place, or that dumb graffiti-centric one, or that ultra awful space zombie one that didn't even make any sense at all, to set up a proper threat that's actively chasing them or coming after them. Like perhaps having that Hand of God samurai guy being a terminator-like figure on their tail the whole way, so that the events of the finale could've had more payoff & pre-established weight. Honestly, I don't understand why this wasn't just an actiony SoL show, since it really seems that that's what it wanted to be. As in, here's Fuu, here's Mugen, here's Jin. They wander the land in search of good times & adventure. That's it. No larger plot other than that. As it stands, the show is pretty much divided between what I just described and actually trying to have a larger story and mostly fumbling it up. If I ever watched it again, I'd skip through pretty much the entire show, I think. Only watching the first episode, the one with Jin & that Geisha lady, maybe the Mugen's backstory ones, the ones involving Sara, and the last three, since all the rest are completely irrelevant & pointless. The baseball episode did give me some genuine laughs, however. That one was quite good and is probably my favorite of the filler episodes.Also, whatever happened to that gay samurai assassin? They seemed to set-up him coming back, but he never did. I assumed he was going to be the one that both Mugen & Jin would have to face at the end, but then they just pull out some random guy from nowhere that has no pre-established build up whatsoever. The soundtrack was also pretty decent. I'd heard some of Nujabes music before this, but hadn't really ever bothered to check out most of his songs.work. I'd say all the artists on this soundtrack did great work, though. I enjoyed listening to quite a few of Tsutchie's tracks on here, for instance. As a funny aside, for a while a number of years ago I was under the false assumption that Nujabes was a mexican since the name sounded so latino-ish to me. Plus there's that pastel painting of him that makes him somewhat look like a latino. It always seemed weird to me since spics aren't generally known for making this sort of music and it made a lot more sense when I finally realized he was actually Japanese. >>32260
Yeah, exactly. I'm not really sure either. Maybe it just depends on how you approach it. Going in I was expecting something less pedantic & aimless and more story-driven. Bepop certainly had its fair share of aimlessness, but in its case it was done in a well balanced and satisfying fashion. Champloo just ratchets up the aimlessness of Bepop to eleven, without incorporating any of the story build-up it managed to maintain in between what was otherwise just filler. Champloo would seem to work best if you're just looking for something slow & aloof with a bit of action and not much care for telling anything else than small self-contained stories in each episode, or two part episode.
>>31612>>32175>Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
Thanks for the rec, I enjoyed it for the most part. But it had some huge flaws, even for the standards of trashy isekai anime: ones that I can't deal with even though I like trash. The way it's written in a joking and ironic way is overdone: it can't do the serious parts right, the comedy is weak, and the irony is pointless. It's self-aware about using tropes but doesn't bother to do a twist on them; it's ironic but then also embarrassingly naive and emotional. The comedic overreactions are overdone and there's a lot of cringy references to other anime. It has the retarded "killing bad guys is wrong" shit like a lot of anime: it shows you a loli crying because her grandfather was slaughtered, and then some gay shit about sparing the bandits. MC is overpowered and could one hit laser ray everything but there's always some bullshit excuse, or bullshit drama when she meets the lame final boss. Why bother having an overpowered MC if you're still going to write a normal adventure with slow progression? The world is stock isekai shit and the MC is overpowered, but it tries to do the generic adventure and self-aware comedy at the same time, failing at both. The writing is awful overall, both comedically and otherwise. It was mostly cute and comfy but some of the writing was so terrible that I can't give it more than 6/10.
I'm watching Mushishi. I don't remember where, but I heard that it was a wizardly anime. I'm three episodes in, and so far it is slow, but interesting. Mushi are spirits that cause problems for remote villages, and the main character, Ginko, goes to them and solves the problem. It has many beautiful scenery shots and the mushi imagery is otherworldly and often disturbing. The rips are stupidly big, though, because it's blu-ray with FLAC audio.
>>32210>Gets a bit serious towards the end but it's acceptable since it actually wraps up the story
I felt the opposite. I picked this up from episode one because I expected fun comedy, which it does decently but is more or less gone halfway through the series. I have one more episode to finish it but I just can't after the tragic flashback infodump I just watched. The "touching" scenes in this anime are your typical manipulative, excessive, tasteless, badly written, cringy shit.
The strength of this kind of anime is being light hearted and self aware, they don't require as much skills as creativity and I am fine with that. If you want to do something serious, deep or emotional then you need to have the writing and directing skills to support it. Should have gone full Konosuba.
I tolerated it mostly from the point of view that I'm very tired of anime with stories that just go no-where. I definitely missed the actual comedy and the story was just kind of mediocre, but it did something very rare in anime, it finished things up.
Now the very end where it's like SS world, dude is still alive etc is basically walking off into the sunset
. I forgot to mention that I didn't like the tonal shift, but it happened pretty slowly over the course of the series so I consider it acceptable.
That's not the upload button!
Somali to Mori no Kamisama screenshot.
I'll add that it looks great too. Not so much in that it's high budget but that it's got a nice colorful design, clean lines and it runs smooth.
Decided to try out one of those Chinese "anime".
Watching My Cultivator Girlfriend mostly because the ep are only 13 min.
God damn is it hard to get used to the weird translations and how abrasive Chinese sounds. For some strange reason the mouth flaps are even remotely in sync, and the pacing feels off.
Don't have this problem with live Chinese live action movies so I think it is the studio and translator not knowing what they are doing.
I will stick with it til the end but so far on just a production level I am unimpressed and so far the story seems super cliche.
Been watching Pokemon Sun & Moon (late to the party, I know)
It's been pretty decent so far, the warm setting is getting me through a cold winter.
I think what fucked up Bebop was trying to awkwardly shoehorn some serialized story into the otherwise episodic nature of the show. I didn't care about the antagonist because they didn't explain the backstory well enough for me to care. This had the same problem. They should have both just abandoned trying to have any sort of plot at all imo.
uchi tama is a furry version of the kids show tama & friends.
Anything sexual is a big turnoff.
when describing an anime, especially with the said screenshots seems like a huge redflag if you're not a weeb anymore.
>>32392>funny is a red flag
You're coming out against humor
? What's going on?
Anime humour in flavour of the season series like that is always the same. I sort of get why people praise Konosuba, mostly because the MC is a bit different, but once you've seen a lot of different series, you just feel like you're watching the same thing again.
I enjoyed humour in stuff like Gintama or Cromartie High School.
Right, Osomatsu-san was pretty great. I think it's just this sexual pandering and 2D succubi ruining everything.
Then I must hope that anime stays ruined for you, trashy pandering shows are my favourite.
Well, I'm giving Vinland Saga a try, and I didn't feel like I'm slowly dragging my hand across cheese grater, so I might have some fight left in me and give it the 4 episode rule benefit of doubt.
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I never even picked this up because it looked like the vast majority of characters were titmonsters.