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What are you watching?
What are you enjoying?
What have you dropped?
What are you looking forward to next season?
Previous: >>29212


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 needed something that I could watch with no effort whatsoever. No torrenting, no looking for it on nyaa or bakabt, no waiting to download it, no folder organizing, anything. And so just like that I found out there are trillions of Doraemon episodes on YT. Meh, suits me fine, I like how short episodes are so I can stomach through it. If only the screen would be less cluttered with garbage.


I'm watching banana fish. It's pretty good. Accurately captures just how much of a fucked up dystopia the US actually is.


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The season is starting to end, so here I go with another uninvited season summary.

Sounan Desuka?:
Surprisingly good, a great balance between comedy, actual survival know-how and a sprinkling of ecchi. Not super realistic, but at least survival is needed. The succubi are fun and cute, and it's interesting. It's a short too so it doesn't take much time. One to watch.


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.


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Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru:
Fun, cheerful, cute succubi. Pretty high chance that I'd like this one. Has some exercises in it and some pretty decent weightlifting advice in general. Pretty enjoyable even if you don't already have a thing for athletic anime succubi.


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Kanata no Astra:
Was a big wonky the first few episodes as the comedic elements were mismatched, but they got toned down in the later episodes. That said, this is a great load of space adventure where the unknown and the known are both explored. The writing is cohesive, and the story concludes. This is recommended both as the show is reasonably good and the story ends. The story has a beginning, middle, and end. Twists in the story make sense as they were written into the story to begin with, and plot threads are resolved instead of disappearing into the ocean of to be continued. Wonky humour, and the plot gets too dense near the end, but still good.


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Currently watching Toaru kagaku no Accelerator. Honestly I kinda meh, I liked Index s1 and s2 more and railgun was superior to both.


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Joshikousei no Mudazukai:
A good highschool comedy. The jokes are good, the production has lots of good touches and detail to it even though it's low budget, the characters have diversity without needing different hair colours, and the voice acting is top notch. Has a kind of sarcastic humour that I appreciate, and it's similar to banter between lads. If you liked daily lives of highschool boys (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou) you'll like this. Also I like the OP.


Light Novel is superior. Adapting it out of sequence is the main flaw of the anime. *zap*


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Disappointing. Had the potential to be quite good, since it had interesting conflicts, good characters and nice animation. However, the plot is terrible. Conflict is meaningless. No rules are followed throughout the whole thing so when 'so and so comes back through the power of just being mad enough' happens it's not so much the exception rather than just what happens. There's some nuggets of characters actually having some kind of trauma or inner conflict, but it's beamspammed away in rediculous fights that are marathon runs of meaningless screaming and lasers. Meh.


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.


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Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Nikai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desuka?:
Pretty good actually. It's dumb but it embraces it and just rolls with it. You have to have a certain kind of appreciation for dumb anime to enjoy this one I think, as it really dials the weird fetish shit up. Good quality garbage.


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Re Stage! Dream days:
Is an idol anime. I really don't give many shits but this started as a fairly decent slice of life/CGDCT type of anime and I watched it for that. However, they get into the actual idol stuff later on and it's boring. That's about it.


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Machikado Mazoku:
I said that the first episode was too fast and noisy, and then the rest of the episodes slowed down and took things easy. This improved the series dramatically and it turns out to be one of the best things that aired last season. It's super cute, the characters are charming, and the show itself is superbly enjoyable. The voice acting is also great, which seals the deal on the entire show.


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.

I thought it was good as well, I'm really hoping for a season 2.


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Cop Craft:
Started okay, but settled into a solid buddy cop show. A storyline that moves from one smaller piece to another with an overarching story thread that's resolved at the end. Quality production. However, they run out of budget and you can tell they're skipping animating stuff and choppily animating what they need to. Shame, but the story and characters are well defined and appealing so it still works. Giving a shit about the main characters is nice.


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.


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I didn't even notice it ended and I was watching it. There wasn't much of a conclusion or anything. It was okay, and since it was a short it didn't get too old. Was basically dumb succubus does something lewd.


>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.


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Time for uninvited new season first impressions.

Ahiru no Sora:
Oh, it's a basketball anime. Pretty good. Well made, with good voice acting and production. I'm not interested in it though since sports anime don't really interest me without cute succubi. Is very generic though, and has nothing that hasn't been done before a million times. This show is an example of why Keijo was good.

Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo:
Dumb long light novel name. No way this could be bad.
*Record scratch* - Yep that's me and you may be wondering how I got in this situation…
The childhood friend, school president, the library succubus…
But there is a twist, and that is that it's his friend that gets all the attention. Has enough things different than normal, and a decent enough comedic style, but it's still pretty much wish fufilment, due to the main quirk of the protagonist. Takes tropes and works them in non-generic way.

Hataage! Kemono Michi:
Okay they got me I wasn't expecting that. Furry wrestler gets isekaied and wrestles the beasts. I enjoyed it because it is really dumb. Cute catgirls.


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Urashimasakatasen no Nichijou:
Fujoshit bishonen short that turn into chibis. Bingo board when

Ascendance of a Bookworm/Honzuki no Gekokujou:
Starts with a creepy priest putting a little succubus to sleep so he can molest her.. memories. Turns into a strange 'go into someone else's life' thing and the main character looks for books. Very comfy though. Recommend if you just want something comfy to watch.

Houkago Saikoro Club:
About a succubus who is kind of aimless who learns purpose in life through board games. Very comfortable, and relaxed. Has some nice moments, too.


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Shinchou Yuusha:
Comedy thing, about a dumb godess isekaing people into worlds. I like the perspective, and it's pretty good actually. Worth checking out. May or may not be the best thing so far.

Speaking of bad isekai… a whole bunch of mary sues get isekaied. This is some good looking hot garbage. Spent the entire episode waiting for the twist to kick in. It didn't. I hate this.

Low budget, but it's not terribly made. Clearly made for fans though, since it doesn't really matter what they do since people will watch it regardless so long as there are cute boats. I hope they just go nuts and make some kind of crazy stuff, but more likely they'll make something bland and safe. I don't like the sound design. At least it's not isekai.


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Finally, a good Anime.


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Kemono Michi looks like fun even though it is isekai


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>kemono michi
>isn't actually kemono
Why do they keep doing this to me?


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Watched the first episode of the Fate GO.
I really liked it, the animation looks good (some ugly CG aside), it didn't feel rushed and the characters designs work fine despite my initial fears. I have faith on this.


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.


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Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy:
Hiting the fujo shitbutt- wait. This is cute boys doing cute things. Energetic and quirky. This would totally pass the genderbend test. Quite fun, I liked it. I'll see if it catches my interest more as it develops.

Null Peta:
Cute little short about a succubus who makes an onee-san robot.

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun:
Boy meets demons. Works pretty well actually. Nice and light hearted, just some fun.


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Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Nikai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desuka?

It wasn't that great so I dropped it after three episodes, it felt too pervy and I didn't really find the characters likeable. It feels a bit like a harem anime as well.

Hataage! Kemono Michi

Dropped as well, it's probably not that bad but the furry element and the sexualisation of the princess put me off.


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Val x Love:
Battle harem. It's some pretty trashy shit.

Keishichou Tokuhanka 007:
Vampires have integrated with society. Some kind of cop thing. Not absolutely terrible but it doesn't have anything really going for it. More obsessed with making characters cool, than making them actual characters, or making an actual story.

Bureaucracy, paperwork, and men in suits delivering warrants. Very promising start. And then the standard case darkens and deepens. I like this. Some attempts at creative framing and screenplay too.


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I watched the Fate GO anime. It kind of looks like I expected, if a little worse even, I had hoped they would do more to adapt it to anime from the gacha game it is based on. We will see but I don't have high hopes for it but then no recent Fate has been good either.


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.

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?


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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.


>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


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Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!:
Another isekai but. Does a good job, considering.. whoever it was was isekaied as a small succubus. SOLD. On a serious note, it's cute and amusing. It's basically cute succubi doing cute things. Wants to be average but shit keeps happening. Cute and fun, regardless.

ZX - Code Reunion:
Wow this is pretty dumb. However, it's dumb enough to remain interesting. Will keep watching in the hopes that it either gets more dumb or straightens up and gets a real plot. It's not bad, and it's cute enough to get a pass.

Kandagawa Jet succubi:
This is what Keijo was parodying. They don't fuck around with the angles of the shots, half the fucking show is just directly framed shots of ass, tits, or other female parts. This is absolutely shocking and terrible and I hate it and love it. Now this is podracing.


Surprised you can stomach watching this crap, boyo


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Assassin's Pride:
Almost stopped watching in the first 5 seconds. New record. Then cute succubi appear. Okay the dumb shit earlier was because they literally have superpowers. But there's an actual story here. Poor rich succubus doesn't have super powers like the rest of her lineage, except now she can. I may give this an episode or two before throwing it away. The ED is nice. Overall, it's trying too hard to be dark but it clashes bigtime with the cutesy style and SAO aesthetics.

Mugen no Juunin - Immortal:
Blade of the Immortal, again. Better than the previous adaptation. This is way edgier than I remember it though. You can do dark samurai violence without it being edgy, Shigurui is an example of this. Shigurui this is not. Still, the style makes it go a long way to being interesting and making the rest tolerable. Like all the dumb shit. Watch Shigurui, it's good.

Hoshiai no Sora:
Clearly sports and the sky have something in common. The plot points are set out early and they are cookie cutter, but the show develops and it's not really about tennis. This is generally what seperates good sports anime from bad ones, where characters and motivations are actually explored and make up the meat of what goes on. Very good, overall.


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.


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No Guns Life:
If you have a gun-robot head and smoke you are trying way too hard to be cool. But it's cyberpunk. If you know the exact type and subtype then I don't need to know. Considering part of his character is trying too hard to be cool this kind of works. Good though, has style that isn't edgy or chuuni. Possibly funded by tobacco corporations. Still has a 'far too much talking during action' problem. Check this out though.

Kabukicho Sherlock:
Is a reasonably interesting detective thing. I mean relatively considering what most anime is like.

Shin Chuuka Ichiban!:
Kid chef goes on a journey. In like mystery villager era japan/china or at least back when they were indistinguishable. Enters a cooking tournament on behalf of someone else. Wins, obviously. Little interest.


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.


>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.


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So this is what Orange was making instead of Houseki no kuni 2. They know how to use light and shadow. They can also make good expressions. But not framerates, stop doing this. Highschool though. Again? Orange has really good directors. The direction and screenplay is really good. It's fairly normalshitter story though with some animal interaction stuff - exploring instincts and 'whoa society' in a literal dog eat dog world. Going to be watching this because Orange knows how to make a fucking show.

Rifle is Beautiful:
Very cute. The succubi have rifles and shoot them. Unfortunately they're lightguns, but still. One of those cute succubi doing cute things shows that I like. Throw in some guns and you have a winner, even if it isn't actually that interesting.

Tenka Hyakken Meiji-kan e Youkoso!:
Swords that turn into succubi that turn into maids. What the fuck. They sneeze and break plates and that's the plot.Beastars:
So this is what Orange was making instead of Houseki no kuni 2. They know how to use light and shadow. They can also make good expressions. But not framerates, stop doing this. Highschool though. Again? Orange has really good directors. The direction and screenplay is really good. It's fairly normalshitter story though with some animal interaction stuff - exploring instincts and 'whoa society' in a literal dog eat dog world. Going to be watching this because Orange knows how to make a fucking show.

Rifle is Beautiful:
Very cute. The succubi have rifles and shoot them. Unfortunately they're lightguns, but still. One of those cute succubi doing cute things shows that I like. Throw in some guns and you have a winner, even if it isn't actually that interesting.

Tenka Hyakken Meiji-kan e Youkoso!:
Swords that turn into succubi that turn into maids. What the fuck. They sneeze and break plates and that's the plot.


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

>Mairimashita! Iruma-kun

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.


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A bit behind. Watching Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Movie for it is slated for 2020.


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just finished watching haibane renmei,one of the most boring anime i've ever seen
i enjoyed lain and texhnolyze so naturally this was next,but it was disappointing
i'm probably missing on a lot things but i'm not in the mood for anything symbolic or 2deep4u


You're both missing and not in the mood.
For me this is The masterpiece, the only 10/10 work of art.


Finished One Punch Man season 2; Garou annoys me and Saitama is sidelined in his own show. Also bad fight animation.


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.


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Marathoning Dororo


Have Dr. Stone and Vinland Saga finished for now? If so, looks like poor fare for shounen going forward.


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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


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i'm like it a lot also. greenhair is fun.


Just seen the new trailer for Made in Abyss
I have never been so excited to feel like shit.


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.


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Took em long enough. Gonna be a fun ride, bondrewd is my favorite character.


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?


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Whoa okay here we go. Season ending. Also accidentally posted this in the older thread.

Hataage! Kemono Michi:
Very fun. Light hearted comedy thing about wrestlers being isekaied. Just takes the tropes and works them into something pleasing to watch. Production quality was solid, there was actual story arcs, the characters are appealing. Overall definitely worth watching from this season if you just want something pretty comfy and light hearted. Enjoyed.


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Houkago Saikoro Club:
Very comfy show about cute succubi playing board games. Has solid episodes where they just play a game and talk to you about the rules and got through how it works and then play it, all with an undercurrent of friendship and such. Some parts hit home a bit though. Highly recommended, is great.


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Null Peta:
Another good one. A sweet, cute short that actually has a full plot. Characters are tested, they have their flaws and issues, and they eventually overcome them and develop. Recommended.


>5 minutes per episode
So many good moe shows that are so short..


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Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!:
Isekai, overpower main character, okay whatever. Past that, it's basically an excuse to to cute succubi doing cute things in a fantasy setting on very easy mode. Which it excels at, it's very cute, the succubi are fun and nice, and it's pretty light and easy. I liked it quite a lot, but don't expect things to ever actually not work out just fine. Cute and fun.


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.


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Rewatching Cowboy Bebop right now. I do enjoy the episodic nature of it, together with the great artstyle and OST it really hits my nostalgia.
I also enjoyed Patlabor 1&2 by Mamoru Oshii, if you have a knack for cyberpunk I strongly suggest these. It's also very interesting modern day Tokyo plays a huge role in his movies, it's almost as if the city is a character itself.
I don't really follow seasonal anime anymore, though if I would be looking forward to one it'd be Kuutei Dragons. But since I already read the manga I'm not sure its worth my time.


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ZX - Code Reunion:
This isn't good at all. I watched the first few episodes because "ZX" made me giggle and I kind of hoped there would be some kind of twist or something, but there wasn't. It just stays kind of dumb the whole way through, with very little meat to what is going on. Better ending than granbelm though. They work together to overcome their troubles, save their friend, and then with teamwork and friendship save the planet. Nice backgrounds, cute ED, that's about it.


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.


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Honzuki no Gekokujou:
Actually interesting. Pretty low budget but it's got an actual story and things that are actually interesting. Pretty comfy, but really it's a solid show. Pretty unconventional when it comes to anime, but this succubus's autism for books brings her to strange places. Although it's actually an isekai, she was put into hard mode. Frail body, often unable to move, she does a good job of using knowledge from the world she came from to go for one goal to another. Setbacks, progress, and stuff starts compounding. Liked this a fair bunch.


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!


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Shinchou Yuusha:
I had to check that I didn't skip an episode. A lot of fun with this one. Gets a bit serious towards the end but it's acceptable since it actually wraps up the story, which is rare in anime. Once thing that comes across is the care put into production - the seiyuu are making the most of the lines, the timing and direction are well thought out and put together, and animation is there when it needs to be. Some people won't like this but I really did.


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..Except Dr Stone
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.


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Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy :
Another one that I finished and forgot about. Laid back, easy and fun. I basically watched it because it was just something nice and easy that was reasonably entertaining. Hard to recommend this one but it isn't bad. Pretty much just some quirky personalities doing things. Almost otome- genre'd though. Mainly watched for this guy.


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Only 8 episodes long, but each episode is 45 minutes long. This is in TV-show format. Possibly because netflix money. Still, it's more psycho-pass and it isn't terrible. Not that it's good either. The plot is a confused mess, it doesn't actually go anywhere, and characters spend a lot of time doing nothing. This might sound weird if you've read a lot of these but it needed edge. In dystopias, there needs to be something shocking or disturbing as an undercurrent that gives it focus. The first season had that, and explored it. Later seasons can't explore the same themes again so kinda go no-where.


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.


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Just finished Houkago Saikoro Club.
>mostly about board games with some silly emotional moments thrown in
>acceptable characters, watchable by virtue of being comfy
>shy introverted succubus becomes a normalfag
>pointless male love interests
Comfy if badly written show, though I have to remove some points for the boyfriends. Pretty unforgivable in a comfy cute succubi anime. 6/10
Before that I've watched Joshikousei no Mudazukai. Weird nip otaku humor, my favourite kind of show. The Asobi Asobase of our times.
Machikado Mazoku, also very humorous show. The Hataraku Mao-sama of our times. Bonus points for being well-made in terms of comedic timing in the animation. It's cute as well.
Now I think I'll finish Maou-sama Retry and Cop Craft. I stopped watching anime abruptly in the middle of that season and I've been catching up.


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Extremely strong start. Loses wizard points for having a main focus be around things like highschool relationships but it's so well directed and put together that it's worth stomaching it for when it goes elsewhere. Don't let the 3DCG turn you off, Orange does the opposite of most companies and they embrace the advantages instead of try and pretend it isn't CG. Allows them to get really creative with framing, visuals, and good sound design. The production in general is a lesson in how to direct an anime. You're supposed to use framing and visuals as a further layer to represent what is happening. Gets pretty fucking dark pretty quickly, but suffers from manga syndrome really fucking bad. The plot goes in really interesting directions but it lets down the entire show by not having a concise overall arc, and being tied to the highschool. The plot is clearly a metaphor for animal instincts.. okay maybe not a metaphor it's literally animal instincts. I like very much shows that deal with the internal struggle against genetically programmed instincts. Serialised Manga Syndrome strikes again. Plots are designed to continue as you need another chapter next week/month. And so they continue. I'd consider this mandatory watching for this season. Even with its flaws, it's still great. Oh right the OP and ED are spectacular.


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-Samurai Champloo-

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.


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>Maou-sama, Retry!
Some FINE entertainment. One might even say: QUALITY. The best kind of QUALITY there is. Self-aware comedy isekai iyashikei meme show. And if I may speak in the parlance of our times: simply based. Quite possibly the most based show of the year. I recommend it if you like QUALITY, stupid fun, cute heartwarming daughterus, and overpowered MCs steamrolling everything. It's funny, the succubi are cute, MC is based. Poop loli is cute. 8/10, I want more of this trash.


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.


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Watching Dragon Ball from the beginning. I grew up with the dub so it's a bit strange watching with subs this time. I wish the audio quality wasn't so crap.



Well, 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.


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.


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>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.


>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.


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New series. Winter 2020.

Magia Record:
Did not expect this to be madoka. Stop making madoka stuff please, there was a good story then it ended. Now it just won't end and it gets worse. At least it's new characters instead of milking homumado again. As for the anime, it's okay. Intros characters by showing what's going on instead of long monologue, and jumps into the plot instantly. It's well made.

Koisuru Asteroid:
Cute anime succubi doing cute astronomy. Sold. Slow and pleasant. Cute drawings, decent chemistry and atmosphere, and cosy.

Darwin's Game:
Yep some kind of death game battle royale. Very dumb. 45 minute episode, not dumb enough to be funny.


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Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!:
Actual anime. About making anime. Story, art, action that serves the plot. It'd better have these things since it explains during the anime how these things put together make an anime. Generally this is about turning animation imagination into actual animation. Very much into the flow of animation rather than just a sequence of images.

Some kind of metaphysical crime investigation thing. Not entirely uninteresting. Doesn't have much wrong with it, but the real thread of something interesting hasn't kicked in.

Somali to Mori no Kamisama:
Comfy paternal fantasy adventure. Very nice.


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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.


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Hey this is pretty good. I recommend paying attention because this gets… interesting very fast. Psychic shit man, can't trust it.

Murenase! Seton Gakuen:
Cute animal succubi. That's about it.

Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi:
Not isekai, I believe. Starts very generic, with cloaks and fantasy and magic. It's not bad, it's actually made quite well, with decent plot elements and no stupid exposition. Hasn't hooked me but it's been good enough to keep watching.


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.


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Sports anime that deals with recovering from traumatic injury. No thanks.

Starts with someone's mom being eaten by hellscape hands that came out of the earth. Odd tonal shifts. "One day my mother suddenly got dragged into the ground." They didn't completely fuck up storytelling, but this is a king's game inside some kind of fantasy setting. The story is retarded and it makes me giggle about how dumb it is. I guess that's enough for me. The main character comes under the "too stupid to live" category.

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu:
This is a straight ripoff of SAO. VRMMO. The gimmick is that the main character is kind of retarded. However, it's kind of funny and endearing and not edgy and tryhardy.


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.


Feels like a Metal Gear side-story where aliens sell exoframe mecha to humans. The exoframe link to the pilot's nervous system making it easy to use and there are lots of them.
A military & political anime with serious undertones. Written by Gen Urobochi.
Ep1 embedded. The rest are time-locked but a youtube membership lets you see it first.


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.


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There was no way this wasn't going to be cute. There's very little content that isn't just "cute nekomimi succubi". Works for me. It's actually kind of disturbing how cat like they are.

Hatena Illusion:
Actually quite fun and enjoyable. Very cliche though.

Infinite Dendrogram:
Oh no, another VRMMO isekai. I do not care what this is based on. It looks alright and sounds fine, but it's completely uninteresting.


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Uchi Tama - Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka:
It's the cutesy kids' cat thing of the season. But they're… handsome boys? Oh boy. It's really cutesy. Basically cute boys doing cute things. I'd watch this if the genders were reversed. Now that I think about it, nekopara is the gender reversed version

Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu:
A sickly sweet yuri idol anime thing. I like the art though, those are some high tier anime faces. It's actually quite unsettling. I'm not entirely convinced that this isn't satire. That said, it's actually reasonably funny.

Housekishou Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei:
Don't do bad things. Thanks anime. It's about jewels and gems. Is this houseki no kuni season 2? You do see Padparasha again. It's pretty obviously meant to be aimed at succubi, since it's got handsome men and pretty jewels. And male jpop songs. But it's not bad or anything.


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Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun:
Another thing for succubi. succubus befriends ghost to help get her crush. Got a really nice art style, and it's well put together. Pretty much impossible to empathise or understand what's going on though as it's all highschool crush stuff.

Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita:
Whoa science dude also it's a love comedy. Zero interest.

Runway de Waratte:
"This is my story of how I became a top model". Art's cute but the content - Japanese highschool, wow fashion, wow modelling, is completely out of my interest zone.


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Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga:
I'm still going to count this as 'historical figures that turn into chibis', even though they turn into shibas. The cute animals show, too.

Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu:
Cute boys doing cute things. Pretty clear what the audience for this is. Overall, not very funny or interesting.

Ishuzoku Reviewers:
>Contains intense sexual content
Wait… what? Reviewers of fantasy whores. NOPE.
Not even providing a screenshot
I hate this


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>Wait… what? Reviewers of fantasy whores. NOPE.
>Not even providing a screenshot
>I hate this
You feeling a little gay there, son? You're missing out, it's clear AOTS. Good animation, it's funny and hot. Although, the best Gabus have not been dethroned. Vampire Gabu > Angel Gabu > Futa Angel Gabu


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.


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Absolutely disgusting.


>funny is a red flag
You're coming out against humor? What's going on?


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I won't argue with that. However, I'll admit that the futa angel in spats did make my wizard hat become the pointed wizard hat


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.


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To each his own, I've seen a lot of it but I still like it. Have you watched Asobi Asobase or the new Osomatsu-san, or Saiki Kusuo? Those are some recent shows with creative and actually good comedy.


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.


I never even picked this up because it looked like the vast majority of characters were titmonsters.


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痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います(Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu)。
Focus on Kaede's adventure in a mmorpg world. She lucks out as Maple in a total-defense tank build as she beats cute monsters. It's a character-driven story with a straight-forward plot. I watch it just before sleeping to have nice dreams.


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I know what I'm NOT watching this season. Jesus christ . My immediate reaction upon hearing of this shows existence was disgust. I think other wizzies put it better in some older threads, but, while I don't dislike sexual content or sexual characters in anime, any show that glorifies mindless sexual hedonism, anime or otherwise, is a massive turn-off to me beyond all possible levels. Not for moral reasons or anything, I just don't like it.


I'm really enjoying Dorohedoro so far, the unabashed violence and laid back attitude of the MC combined with the whimsical setting make for an fun show. The only thing annoying me so far is the decision to include a mentally retarded loli. Why include a succubus that looks like a 12 year old with the mannerisms of a 4 year old? They do this a lot in anime and it just pisses me off. I don't find 4 year olds particularly entertaining. Oh well, it's not like she's a main character or anything.


I'm not a christfag or anything, but to me it just reeks of societal decay. Like they are not mentally healthy as a society to be producing and consuming something like this.


Personally I love nonsensical anime the moment they get a story is all about bullying villains


You can't have an anime without a token loli nowadays.




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>implying loli is new
What's new, is your type. Anime cooled down on it's edge since the 90s.

Because it's anime.

I couldn't figure out what to do with my life this week so I downloaded Ergo Proxy because I watched it 10 years ago or so but remember thinking it was decent an anime.


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Considering Japan IS not breeding the fan service is a symptom of their decay, along with the loli stuff.

It's nothing new for them. As males that can't have an army feel emasculated they of course would want to fuck something their level, lolis. They have small penises and are half virgins in Japan. We took their honor society away and they are disturbed now. Lolis are no big deal in comparison to what they've lost.

Alternatively they're evolving and it's a sign of progress shitlord.


Why the fuck is there social/political/masculinity/penis-size talk in my korean cartoon board?


It's just a fact of life that whenever people gather to discuss things within a certain subculture, they will eventually acknowledge the events and influence of the larger culture surrounding them. No escape from this.


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Watching Overlord 1-3 this weekend for the third time. Cannot wait for 4. I dont care about other's opininions about this anime actually. That is because to me it is amazingly comfy, funny and hell of a good time.


Words like good and entertaining doesn't necessarily need to align. seems S4 is due next season. Looking forward to see Ainz curbstomp more overconfident low level NPCs. I'm rewatching Shield Hero.


Lolis are outdated. There's now an increase in the cross-dressing trap shit.


This made me start rewatching it. It truly is an escapism masterpiece, the apotheosis of fun and comfy.





I'm watching boku no hero academia season 2. I watched the first season and wasn't really impressed and I wasn't planning on watching any more of it, but then I just couldn't find anything better to watch. Thankfully season 2 has been much better so far and I'm actually enjoying it.


loli will never be outdated. They are ironically timeless.


i didnt watch jack shit this season


Anime is pretty much dead. Only zoomers still watch seasonal shit.

I just looked at spring 2020 list and not a single good title
>more SAO shit
>some romance shit
>fujoshit bait
>that one show no one watches getting season 6 or 7
>yugioh in 2020
>more garbage getting another season
>generic moeshit
>generic high school shit
>more easily forgettable generic shit with generic title and generic characters
>some bland yuri title
>another boring isekai


dorohedoro is good


oh wait, wrong season. Let's see, kingdom season 3 should be good.


>more garbage getting another season


i just want medieval fantasy stuff without dumb talking animals and bikini goddesses or slice of shite added in


Everything looks like stuff that would appeal to Japanese anime viewers, like it does every season. The Japs not risking their careers by making something catered to some basement dweller from a different culture doesn't make anime dead.


Why do people like you seem to think the Japanese are some enigmatic culture westerners couldn’t fathom? It’s not like tastes vary that much. All he’s asking for is something new, which is hard to make in any media regardless of culture.


Average japanese zoomer maybe.
Japs are notorious for having 0 creativity, all their content is just remakes/rehashes. It wasnt like this with anime until recently where it became a business model.


What are you watching? Actually watching Yuri on Ice
What are you enjoying? Catching up on old episodes of Laughing Salesman
What have you dropped? Nothing. I haven't really had time to watch much anime (bet that'll change soon)
What are you looking forward to next season? I dunno yet.


Has anyone been watching Id:Invaded? Is it any good? It's the only other thing besides dorohedoro this season that piques my interest. Pickings are getting slim these days.


I plan to watch Card Captor Sakura today and maybe Akira before I head to bed. I haven't dropped any anime, as for now. I also do not watch seasonal anime unless I am really interested in it.


>50 episodes and 2-3 films before bed


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This actually ended a few weeks ago but took me a while to catch up:
Marimashita Iruma Kun:
Fun the whole way through, doesn't lose its tone or get strange. Just a very soft and light-hearted comedy thing. Slice of life in demonland perhaps. Overall recommended since it's nice.


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They made Dorohedoro anime
I donno what to do
still need to finish manga
and i'll have to watch it
and it's gonna be dissapointing shit


……and it's ugly 3D



damn about time


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I've been trying to watch everything in in the image, at first I just picked the odd show that looked interesting but at some point it turned into a challenge. Now there's maybe 20 shows left, most of them in the romance and sport section since I'm not interested in that stuff. Sports anime are often pretty fun in a battle anime type of way though once one finally get going with them, usually they come with a pretty intimidating episode count, as do Eyeshield with nearly 150 eps. A nice touch is that they have these little football lessons at every commercial break, I knew absolutely nothing about the sport beforehand.

Beyond that one I'm also watching most this season, it's the first season I feel I've cleared enough backlog and seen most of the essential classics to put more attention towards the current shows, season is almost over and my favourites by far have been Eizouken and Dorohedoro, the others have just been panda cola average to slightly shitty but no real trainwrecks thankfully.
Haven't really looked into the coming season yet, I gather there's a new Overlord installment, will probably be entertaining. I intend to check out all of it anyhow.


>Hidden Gems
>ergo proxy


I think many of those aren't really what one could call underspoken and Ergo Proxy is possibly the most well known of them. Going by some post in another thread I know someone has a raging hateboner for it. Personally I thought it was pretty interesting.


It had some ok ideas but almost everything about it was executed poorly. Every problem a anime could have Ergo Proxy probably did have it. From technical problems, to really bad writing, to animation and art errors, etc.
That is why it gets shit on. It had a kind of a interesting style to it, which is the only good thing I can think of regarding the show, but it quickly squandered it. Not to mention there are simply better shows with a similar style that came out around the same time too.


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Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!:
Absolutely excellent, and a gem of this year for sure. A show about the creative process in animation, it blends out imagination and animation to produce something really good. Characters are distinct, visuals are varied and excellent, and the story makes sense. Highly recommended, and basically if you only watch one thing this season, this should be it. Not that it's a weak season.


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Murenase! Seton Gakuen:
Didn't like it too much at first, but it's fun and charming and works out in the end. The gimmicks are handled better later and it mostly turns into cute antics with some animal trivia thrown in. Fun, and worth watching since it's pleasant.


Thanks for the tip!


I am considering watching BNA. I'm still really on the fence about it. I love kemono, but the hamfisted racism stuff seems really stupid so far, but I also liked some of trigger's other stuff. Only seen the first episode so far, but six of them are out.


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What's Dorohedoro about?

It's ok overall. Plot is silly but the characters are carried by their seiyuu. Animation is bleh though.


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started id invaded
first two episodes were really good and hope they maintain the quality till the end
good to see that it's an original work


Wizards, fittingly enough.


Goddamn the edge just went off the charts with 3rd episode.


Not sure if this is bad or good but it feels as if they've ripped off many movies that involve similar concept like Source Code, Inception, Paprika or GitS and other stuff but mainly Inception.
The similarities are very glaring. The Cobb and Mal dynamics specifically. This is an original work just in name, they've ripped off most of it.
At least it's interesting to see where this goes.


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Mugen no Juunin - Immortal:
A remake of the blade of the immortal again. Still I consider this one to be the better one. It's lightly supernatural. Not entirely happy with the superpowers, but whatever. Shigurui perfected this kind of style, era, and type of samurai drama type thing, so watch that. This isn't bad though, but it lacks depth. Very nice production though; nice thematic shots and visuals, but let down by the plot which is kind of all over the place. At least it ends though. Ending is nice enough. Worth watching, at any rate.


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Somali to Mori no Kamisama:
A nice atmospheric 'dad and kid' shows. Except the dad is a golem, and the kid is, well a kid. It's set in a fantasy world, and it's really great to look at. The actual story though… lacks the kind of depth I'd like from something like this. Although you could say that it understands there is only one rule; the rule of force. Anyway, worth watching since it's comfy and great to look at.


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Cute nyaakos doing cute nyaa things. Shameless, no substance, but it's cute catgirls doing cute things. Worth it just for the distraction, since cute anime is great.


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Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu:
I usually find idol stuff unappealing. This fits in that category, but it's more about idol fans than the idols themselves. I can't tell if it's flattering or not, but the succubi are sickeningly cute. Luckily there's more than that and it's actually reasonably entertaining. There's a wierd sense that it's almost making fun of these fans, and it kind of is. It's a weird fascination just how obsessed these people are over idols. It's like a zoo.


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Koisuru Asteroid:
Cute at least. The subject matter is very dry but at least there's some interest. Geology and astronomy. It's pretty factual when it does bring out the trivia and the science, which is nice. Overall pretty boring unless you're into geology or astronomy, but it's cute so it had me sold. I don't have high standards.


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Kabukicho Sherlock:
This started kind of okay. It was dumb, but it was okay. There were plenty of leaps of logic and implausible bullshit, but not enough to stop it from running. The character names are pretty dumb. Then about half way through it goes off the rail and nothing starts making any sense. The leaps of logic and the dumb shit piles up and the story ceases making any sense at all. It's pretty much as if the author got away with some stupid crap early on and then ramped it up to feed the vision they had in their head with little regard to what was believable.


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Magia Record:
Uh, what? The story isn't coherent, I had very little idea what was going on at all times, and the visuals, instead of assisting the show, make it more of a jumble. To start off with, nothing any of the characters does matters. Not even in their own timeline. Secondly, it deconstructs a lot of what made the original show impactful.
I'm probably missing a lot of character exploration and deeper themes but they need to get the basics right first.
Stop making madoka things, please.
I can see why someone would like this, but if you imagined this without the context of the original series this would be a disaster. It lacks the grounding that is necessary for the mystical elements to make sense. It's like the trip to wonderland never ends.


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Kyokou Suiri:
One of the better things this season for sure. Not sure it actually lends itself well to the anime format since there's an awful lot of dialogue, but that dialogue is well thought out and impressive. The anime will be talking about something abstract and then animation to visualise the abstract concepts. Not so sure about that one. Regardless, this is an excellent anime where the main character is cerebral and physically frail - but effectively uses the strengths they do have. Very nice. Most importantly, things make sense, even though they're abstract.


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ID Invaded:
Speaking of abstract shows that have an alternate reality and deep psychological issues, there's this. This handles bizarre psychological worlds much better than the magia record did. It holds a grounding, it establishes rules, and then it uses those rules later to either manipulate or stick to. Also it's pretty interesting and unique. Definitely worth watching, especially as the world is mostly shown to you rather than explained to you. Storytelling is well made here. It gets very abstract and layered but it's still possible to understand what is going on.


Watched Boku no Hero Academia season 1. Boring as fuck and feels like ADHD, dropped.


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Another excellent show this season. Works very well in anime, as the imagery that is conjured by the characters flows well together. I liked everything about this. The writing is smart, the characters have real agency and believable motivations. Visually quite nice, too. Generally a really decent story. Well worth watching.


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I have started watching all the anime I had downloaded ages ago but never watched. First is Canaan.
Its a succubi with guns series written by type-moon, and like all stuff from type moon it mixes action with philosophical ramblings. However while I usually don't mind it I think it doesn't really works here because this is a relatively "grounded" work, so all the chuuni stuff just doesn't fit. The plot also feels muddled, like if the story started right on the middle.
However it does have good action scenes and despite the plot being kind of a mess it manages to maintain my interest. The characters are also surprisingly well developed since its a small core cast.
Also Caanan's backstory is almost the same as Kerry's backstory from Fate/Zero.


I liked the synesthesia concept, haven't seen it in any other anime.


Where do you watch anime online for free?
Freaking Google just links me to freemium sites




too much effort, i treat it as fastfood nowadays



i don't want to manually delete it afterward, stuff like that, if watched by chrome it will be erased by an automatic periodic cache cleaning



What I do is type the watch (whatever the name of anime I want to watch) in duckduckgo and I have like a full page of sites to stream the show.
Works every time.

From there you can usually find sites you prefer and mostly stick to like two or three you like.


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2020 would be great if this whole virus thing wasn't cancelling/delaying anime.

I still don't care about baseball. Cute succubi sports anime. Quality wise, it's fine. Cute succubi doing baseball. It's a bit off though, it has a weird timing throughout.

Tower of God:
Starts very unwizardly so loses points there. Other than that it's entirely uninteresting. Stylistic wise it's got some decent enough screenplay and visual direction, but I get the feeling this will constantly annoy me.

Name drop in the first word spoken. New record? The entire show's premise is based on a pun. But still, same author as SZS. While I've not read this one's manga, I've heard good things. But the first few minutes sold me since it's well made. As actual thoughts; very cleanly animated, they got the voice actors you would expect, not sure about the humour though. Very focused on parenting and the manga industry.
The sound track is awful and the jokes fall flat. The direction is far too energetic and noisy for this kind of humor. Things like this often calm down after the first episode as they're no longer rushing about trying to intro concepts and characters.


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Bungo to Alchemist - Shinpan no Haguruma:
Yep it's fujoshit. Handsome males doing handsome things. It wouldn't pass the genderbend test (IE if everyone was a cute anime lass)

Sakura Wars the animation:
You know when it starts with someone cutting bullets with swords I can't take anything seriously. I just have to kind of wonder in worlds where cutting bullets with swords is kinda normal why they insist on using bullets. If anything they'd use a 5-7 which has a higher velocity and smaller bullet to make it harder to cut. Or even specialised bullets become normal. Flechettes or some kind of buckshot. Still, Taisho, mechs, and legendary maidens. Honestly not unappealing. Could get interesting. Quite advanced technology for the taisho era.

Nami yo Kiitekure:
Interestingly animated. Great intro. But it's got a lot of shit that is completely alien such as relationship stuff. They got a bitch who won't shut up so they stick her on radio. Fairly gossipy and grounded, but it's nice watching something like this now and then if it's good. An insight into how normal people think.


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Hey this is pretty great. Definitely check this one out. Piles of trash, mechs, has some good vibes.

I'm annoyed by this one already. I mean it's nice, looks good, but the tropes, man, the tropes. Bitchy mother, 'but you're a succubus' trope, outsider who gives her a chance, etc. It's nice though, even disregarding the tropegheddon.

Shachou, Battle no Jikan desu!:
The name is really dumb. Cute designs though. It's set in a generic battle fantasy world but they're doing paperwork. Well they say write what you know but I think this has gone too far. So of course I watch this shit.


Oh Tower of God got an anime? I used to read the manhwa, it can be a fun action series if the animation is well done.


It transcends the genre and flouts all expectations. One of the artists who worked on it, literally worked on Zootopia, and Zootopia is about as by-the-book 'we ain't like you but we are' annoying morality play as you can get.
BNA, however, is the exact opposite. Every character has a goal, one that unfolds and conflicts. They actually use the story elements they set out early on- you see the MC go back to human, go back to the human world, meet her old kidnapped friend, conflict with her.

And they even snuck in this awesome baseball episode that laughs at poor people. It's a very honest story in many regards, and I can't wait to see how they ramp it up from here. This is definitely the best story I've seen out of TRIGGER, they really hit all the notes and the screenplay is really tight. It elevated my expectations for storytelling in TV anime for sure.


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Gal to Kyouryuu:
Imagine being such a slut that you wake up in the morning with a weird blue dinosaur. Excuse me? Anyway this is definitely a kids show. Good for webms though but what the fuck.

Yesterday wo Utatte:
"Shit I gotta go to work". Instant sympathy for the main character. Instantly lost when a female appears. She then socially manipulates him into doing things that would get him fired. Then talking about ex relationships. I didn't watch this all the way through.

Isekai but the isekai target this time is a rich ojousama. This is like that smartphone isekai but for females. This is fundamentally uninteresting and terrible.


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What kind of fucked up otome-game adaptation is this. Stuffed animal transformations… don't watch this. I want my bracrabls back.

Shironeko Project - Zero Chronicle:
Yeah this is a pretty standard bad action fantasy thing, complete with dumb designs. It honestly looks like satire. The OP is pretty good though. Absolutely creatively bankrupt.

Princess Connect! Re Dive:
Soft cutesy fantasy about retards. Has the cute retards doing cute things vibes. Kind of fun though, it's not annoying. Some gacha game adaptation but it's skilfully done and appealing.


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>Princess Connect! Re Dive:
Went into it blind. Funny & silly as heck; just what I needed.


They just announced a sequel to Innuyasha. I thought I was done with this show, that it was finally behind me, but they keep pulling me back in.

I don't know if it will be a Trainwreck or not but regardless I am 100% going to watch this when it comes out.


I hope it's a trainwreck about him and kagome's mutant offspring


Welcome back.


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Has anybody here watched Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen? I have started watching it recently and I'm surprised at how good it actually is. It has a very different tone than the original, much more somber and drama rather than comedy like the original. The protagonist is also a depressed wreck stuck in a dead end job which makes it easy for me sympathize with him.
The only bad thing is that the first episode is a mess.


Yeah I watched it awhile back.
While some of the details are hazy for me I remember enjoying it almost as much as the original.


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I went way back in the myanimelist sections and found something called Hermes: Ai wa Kaze no Gotoku, it's one of those feature length 80s movies that looks like it cost a lot to make

I'm only 5 minutes in so it might be premature but the moment the screen said "4,300 YEARS AGO IN GREECE" I knew this was gonna be sweet


Requesting short non-spoiling review and scoring, o-ne-gai


It was wonderful until 50 minutes in. The whole last hour wandered off into some weird astral projection sequence with the main character discovering that he's the incarnation of god, then battling some big bad in the astral hell that was all ODDLY SIMILAR to a certain anime I've seen. The main character even looked familiar. So I googled it.

Turns out Hermes: Ai wa Kaze no Gotoku is from the same japanese religious cult that made The Laws of Eternity. Fuckin' a…. This was worse than getting rick rolled. 0/10

Spoilering it for your own good.


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the moment I saw this beyblader I knew he was inspired in Bruce Lee. he even is carrying a nunchaku with him THAT IS HIS LAUNCHER and fights the mc in a wok. KEKKKKKKKKKKK


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well he lost, no wonder since he didn't have a bit beast like Gayson.


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Dropped ID: invaded
>seemed overall concerned in evocative imagery first, and having an actual story second
>main character continually insists he is a "brilliant detective" for no real reason
>villain's motivation is "phones r bad"
>supporting cast can be completely disregarded beyond references to the id because knowing Freud makes you smart
>couple attempts at what seemed like shock value, but it wasn't that shocking
Dropped after 4 eps, not going to try again, also they had some thing that looked like a PKE meter, so if you want some story with a poorly conveyed social message, then Ghostbusters 2 might be for you
Also I've been reading Kaiji Kazuya Hen, which takes a different approach, 5/10 volumes done and thus far he's only spectated the games rather than participate, and there's a bit more of an emphasis on backstory, but I still think it's pretty good, I felt like a lot of 14-steps lost its momentum, but not this one, also I snagged this neat reaction image out of it


Unfortunately I have to say that you missed parts of the plot. All the annoying shit in the first half gets explained in the latter half, which is why I recommended it. It's not exactly high-art though, it's just put together as a story. Lots of parts are confusing.

Kaiji good though.


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I'm rewatching Gundam Wing. Despite its flaws I enjoy it because it has heavy personal nostalgia. I still prefer the look of the animation from this time to the heavy CG everything of today.


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Jesus of Nazareth is a Japanese succubus.


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Single-father bait with emotional appeals at the end. I'm sure this tricks a lot of people but didn't do anything for me. Overall its okay, the humour falls flat and it's mostly parenting issues. However, the central gimmick is not overplayed, so when the humour does fall flat it doesn't fall very far. They say fact is often stranger than fiction, but it is not the case here. Nice, fairly comfy and easy to watch, but reasonably flat.


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Sakura wars the animation:
Started fairly shakey, but had potential to really make the most of the characters. It didn't. The best episodes were the ones where nothing serious was happening and the characters were pretty much just messing about. Those were fun and I liked them, but once the story approaches its climax it gets silly. There's awful power creep where threats are inconsistent as all hell. Not even really power creep, the protagonists don't really change throughout the show at all. They don't learn anything, they don't improve, they just stumble around and get given things to succeed. The ending was a screamfest with nonsensical actions, pointless betrayals, "I will become the power"-tier bad guys, and things just happening with little rhyme or reason to make things explode or be dramatic but really nothing happens. Sacrifices are made to seem like it matters, but then there's just a powerup and everything continues as if it didn't matter, and then the character comes back from the dead for the happy ending. This is a lot of words for 'bad'. Shame since I think the CG was done well, and it looks nice. Production quality good but the story is just terrible.


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Finally, some good fucking anime. Talking about the actual subject material would make some eyes roll but it's done tactfully and doesn't try and be preachy. The characters are good and multi dimensional, they exist in the world as people rather than entities that do plot action then move on. There's development, progress, and earned rewards from the characters. I liked this a lot, it's pretty great. High comfort ratings. The production itself has some character to it, since you can feel that the people making it gave a shit, in the little details and how everything is put together. The ending is great too.


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Nami Yo Kiitekure:
Also good. Very grounded in a kind of mid-adult life kind of way. Characters develop a fair bit during the story, there's layers and actual depth to things. Absurdism takes over in the fictional segments, which works great as metaphors for everything that is going on. Steeped in depth and well thought out narrative. Has creative moments and brings scenes of talking to life with moving camera angles and generally good scene composition. Its only real flaw is that the characters are normals. But I mean that's normal, I guess.


Interested in God of highschool, Deca-Dence, and Gibiate this season. Really wish they'd get around to finishing Kindom season 3 too. I still haven't heard when it will be released.


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Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu!:
It's okay. That's about it really, it's got some cute succubi in it here and there, and it's got a reasonably amusing plot about corporate structure, where the bad guys are employees/managers/etc of toxic work/corporate environments. It's got a japanese feel to the corporate shit, but that's about it. Also it's some kind of fantasy adventure thing, of which there are thousands. I watched it all the way through at least.


Can anyone suggest a manga that's basically like Wife and Wife only it's yaoi?

Also, why is it so much easier to find fluff-fest yuri manga, and every yaoi manga out there is about at least one of the dudes being the biggest asshole in the world?


I dropped The King's Avatar. This was a Chinese anime about people playing video games. It was extremely boring.


It looks like shit.


Yeah I wouldn't recommend watching it.


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Dokyuu Hentai HxEros:
I hate i - Wait a second, what the fuck? Teenagers using erotic power to fight emotion stealing aliens in some kind of ranger trope thing. Super hentai warriors. Honestly it's so dumb that I'm going to pick it up.

Monster Musume no Oishasan:
Monstergirls. Man pretends to be a doctor for an excuse to molest mostergirls. Can't blame the dude. It's kind of dumb but it's not offensive and it's kind of fun. Drunk snakegirls, tsundere flirting centaurs, cheap animation, fun stuff. Also while the animation is cheap, they put the effort in when it's appropriate, so there's signs that someone gave a shit making this, and that always makes better anime.

Lapis ReLiGHTs:
Whey, fantasy world. That's some tasty looking meat, wow. Fantasy world highschool. It's cute and it's got a little personality to it. If you've read many of these then you'll know that's good enough for me. Makes me want to drop that hentai shit above.


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A new Higurashi anime..

My gag reflex is itching.


I'm not sure if I'm ready to hate Higurashi just yet.


The first episode of God of Highschool really had a lot of things that rubbed me the wrong way. Stupid physics, stupid star eyes, stupid people acting unnaturally, stupid tournament rules, stupid supernatural shit. There is no verisimilitude at all. I will probably watch a little more of this but it is giving off strong trash vibes already.


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i'm monogatari in chronological order,tbh it's so much better than the release order,the story makes more sense and the arcs complement eachother instead of jumping back and forth


I really liked it and I'm looking forward to a classic battle anime tournament arc. Kakkoii physics taking good advantage of all the possibilities with animation, memorable star eyes, cool characters who doesn't take shit graveyard serious, I'm looking forward to see what turns this amalgamation of KLK and SF2 will take.
Beyond that I've only checked out 2 others from this season so far, Fire Force 2 which will probably be just as much of a snoozefest like the 1st but I want to see how the plot develops, and HXEROS which seems to be this seasons ecchi trash.


I'm not sure I'm ready to even watch it past those top 10 anime lists.


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The first 2 episodes BARELY felt PG-13/TV-14 as its rating suggested so far.


This was rated pg-13? Lol, it's practically gay porno


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Right, I'm just summarising my thoughts on the first episodes from shit this season.

The God of highschool:
Babylon handled politics with a bit of supernatural bett- oh it's a martial arts tournament and everyone has pink noses. It's loud and dumb. It's well made and there's some form of characterisation - it's a decent shonen but holds no interest for me.

Hot damn, an amputation in the first 2 minutes. There's some attempt to not have a narrator explain what's going on, but they lose points since they never even needed to in the first place. You can literally just show these things instead of narrating them. The production has energy and the characters are interesting. Gets a bit noisy though. There's a lot of details and interesting background design that would have worked great if they didn't narrate. I'd check this out, it's good.

Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan:
I am disappointed that this isn't about grilling. It is about someone trying to avoid cheating on his bethroted… and ultimately failing. I mean it's cleanly drawn and is okay production wise but otherwise nah. If you actually like lewd things then go for it I guess.


Nothing seems good this season


I think I've checked out every single show so far this year and haven't really found anything that I really loved. But the year is far from over. Mostly looking forward to Appare Ranman picking up again now though.
>Peter Grill
Title is such a deceptive association fest.


Japan Sinks 2020 looks interesting.


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I keep hearing about this anime and consider watching it, but:

- Its premise alone legitimately scares the shit out of me.
- I really, really hate watching stories where someone's life falls apart because of some minor thing and it just slowly spirals out of control.

Anyone want to appease me, or are my thoughts justified?


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Dis watch Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash by TOHO Animation over the weekend and well, it's easy to say that this show is great and i am bit sad the it is based on a (light?) novel series and not on a manga i could read now.
Ultra comfy, slow and somehow "deep" isekai about the early struggles the chars face after their arrival at Grimgar.
I can only highly recommend for its pace.


Only saw the first airing of this but from what I've read everyone seem to dislike the follow ups. It doesn't really focus that hard on the whole fall from grace thing, much other stuff going on. I would claim it's worthwhile but it's not the first nor the 2nd nor the 15th show I'd recommend to anyone.


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Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!
Oh it's the sugoi dekai anime. At least it's in college and not highschool. Annoying succubus with large tits won't shut up.

Kanojo, Okarishimasu:
Dropped on the third line. Well not entirely. Paying attractive succubi to date him, this is embarrassing. After struggling through it, I mean the characters are good and it's actually decent, but goddamn I have to grit my teeth and wince the whole time. Given how the ending of the first episode went this is gonna be the same thing over and over again for 12 episodes.

Ninja Collection:
A collection of lightly animated short stories. Kind of uninteresting.




…knowing only that I really hate fall from grace stories, what would you suggest?


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>Annoying succubus with large tits won't shut up.
Based on a true story.

First thing I thought of was to recommend you the worst fall from grace story I knew of. Second thought was to just shove pic related in your lap since they'd be in the same ballpark, some of them are also spiraling downwards though.
3rd I thought just to rec you something that is the exact opposite of fall from grace, a show where basically everything goes on rails, isekai like TenSura and 8th Son or maybe some sports show where the protag inevitably obliterates every obstacle gradually making their way to champion, or some mecha that gradually progresses upwards, ttgl i none else, or maybe Lupin who always pull through any situation.
4th I was thinking about just dropping basic classics, Watanabe shows etc.



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This was very sweet, I liked it. Nicely done.


Watch Steinsgate or Space Patrol Luluco instead if you don't want your expectations to be exceeded.


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i've been watching hokuto no ken for the past month,and it's waaaaay better than expected,i thought it was just a meme show with stupid fight but it's very emotional and engaging,another thing i love is how much inspiration it left on other anime that i saw
it also has one the best soundtracks ever


Yeah, the music is pretty good. It's by the same composer who did the Galaxy Express 999 soundtrack


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kamisama dolls

i would hestiate to call this a hidden gem or something like that because its just a harem anime from a decade ago.
a pretty standard one so it got: ecchi, lolis, goofy characters etc.

still the animation is good, not good tier but good.
some keyframes are fun to watch
i specially enjoyed:
-the dirty jokes everynow and then
-the bullyng around the little sister

there are still some flaws and annoying characters in the show (be careful with the green hair waifu near the end of the series because she can be pretty annoying) but if you can get past though it you are good to go.


God of highschool is so unbelievably bad. It's like it was written by a 12 year old. Gibiate is also disappointingly bad. They made an action anime about fighting monsters and then gave it zero budget for animation so it looks like poop. What the hell were they thinking? I mean you can get away with that shit if you do a drama or something but not with an action anime. The only decent shows I'm watching this season are deca dence, No guns life, and one piece.


reading the manga from time to time
I think I like it
Gotta watch the anime when I finished reading the manga.


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SF2 anime movie (1994)

Nope, can't watch that any time soon…. Not the right mood for it.


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Not dead. Season ending, time for the usual:

Decent fiction. Good production with good characters. Very solid and very good. Not exceptional, it's not deep or thought provoking, but the scenes and characters are all well laid out and is an example of very basic storytelling done well. Worth your time for sure, but don't expect to be challenged in any way, and it missed some opportunities to do so for sure. The whole body/avatar/immortality/dystopia thing was kinda sidelined with no significant thought or exploration of the far more interesting moral issues - instead we get the superficial fight against the power type of story.


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Peter Grill to Kenga no Jikan:
Yes I watched this all the way through. It's okay. It doesn't get offensive like… other shows like this. And it's not massively degenerate, I mean all the sexual activity is literally for the means of procreation only. It's clearly fantasy material and it's ridiculous and dumb enough to work so eh.


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Dokyuu Hentai HxEros:
I watched this trash too. It's so fucking dumb it kind of works. It straight up turns into a hentai now and then. I don't get this. But I mean you can't expect things to be too serious from a hero show where when the dude transforms a flame is coming out of his crotch. this anime is reasonably interesting in that the screenplay and decisions are kind of ecchi too. Like when characters with breasts are talking it'll just show the breasts instead of the character's face, and stuff like that.


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Monster Musume no Oisha-san:
Highly enjoyable. This is essentially man goes around and builds a monster succubus harem but it's cute and appealing. There's clearly… not the highest level of funding and time that was available for production, but in these cases you can see what they chose to give attention to, and you can see they specifically paid attention to bringing out the best of each of the monster succubi and that's great. High regards for the production team in this one, they made a really appealing anime.


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There's some other stuff that hasn't ended yet, but the new season began so here's the usual:

Rail Romanesque:
Fails the 'stop giving me plot in a voiceover at the start' test. About… trains that are actually succubi. Cute, short, good enough for me.

100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatte Iru:
A goblin slayer ripoff? Oh no here comes the japanese highschool. I'm going to make that bingo one day I swear. Pretty interesting direction. Pretty energetic and.. the tone is crazy inconsistent, but it kind of works. If you can stand tropes I think this is worth trying. What the fuck is this tone holy shit

Inu to Neko Docchi mo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii:
Some kind of lonely succubus with pets short comedy. Pretty good but not my thing.


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Tonikaku Kawaii:
This had better be cute.Tone consistency issues as well. Man gets his life ruined by succubi. A classic tale. Moves pretty fast and well it's actually almost interesting. But it feels like Abe propaganda.. it is propaganda. GET MARRIED, INCREASE THE BIRTH RATE NOW

Majo no Tabitabi:
Witch training, quickly turns into travelling witch. Cute and high production values. You should know that's enough for me nowadays.

King's Raid - Ishi o Tsugu Mono-tachi:
Fantasy medieval sword fight knight thing. With magic and poor characters. So dull I lost interest.


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Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai:
Idols, pass. It's cute and well produced, but idol stuff is just far too vapid and exploitative for me to enjoy.

Assault Lily - Bouquet:
Getting 'mahou shoujo but' vibes. Starts pretty impactfully and the succubi are cute. I'd probably recommend checking this out purely on the quality of the animation, it's good. Plot wise… Japanese highschool of mahou shoujo that fight monsters. I've seen this story before.

Jujutsu Kaisen:
Fujobait ghost thing. Energetic and good production values. I can see this being popular. It's definitely shonen… but it's good and not embarassing.


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Hanyou no Yashahime - Sengoku Otogizoushi:
Inuyasha? Yes I do not care. Very shonen, for cross appeal between boys and succubi.

Dragon Quest - Dai no Daibouken (2020) :
Looks nice, don't care. Fantasy game adaptation thing.

Hypnosis Mic - Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima:
Otome fujobait rap shit. Pretty boys everywhere. I'd feel too embarrassed by this to watch it for laughs.


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Senyoku no Sigrdrifa:
Was slightly interested, and then… steel dragons. And then cute succubi show up, now I am sold. Although the sight of a 1930s propeller aircraft overtaking modern jets may be one of the most dumb things I've ever seen in anime. The animation is fucking great though, hot damn. Okay so the plot is that odin appears and grants a small succubus the power to fire magical odin missiles from propeller aircraft at aliens. Yes. I love it. It's got lots of little details in the animation that are great to look at, the characters have distinct personalities that shine through, and it's very nice. Probably the best thing so far.

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei - Raihousha Hen:
Magic is real… science fiction future thing. It's actually not bad. There's enough character personality to keep me watching. OH fugg it's a second season. I should probabyl check out the first. …and the movie…

Yuukoku no Moriarty:
Yep, detective thing. Not interested.


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Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko:
Boy who raises… slimes. I actually wonder how he doesn't get eaten in his sleep. Wait what the fuck it's isekai. It's one of those 'isekai but with bullshit powers'. Reasonably inoffensive and soft though.

Munou na Nana:
Tongue in cheek highschool superhero thing. Fooled me at least. Has some basic level of intrgue and plot that makes sense and is thought out. That's nice. Worth considering.

Maoujou de Oyasumi :
Fantasy lord, demon lord captures the princess.. hero appears… waiting for the twist. And there it is. And so it's actually about a captured princess doing slice of lfe things. Cute though. It is also funny. I have trouble combining these adjectives nowadays.


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Zetsubou Sayonara Sensei:
Good, but not for everyone. Humour revols around Japanese inside or not so inside jokes, which I may not understand them all, but personally still find most of them funny or entertaining. Also I'm monogatarifag


>Jujutsu Kaisen
>Fujobait ghost thing
how? characters aren't pretty boys. they look like something of naruto, one piece, etc, generic shonen


I'd call them pretty boys mainly for the dual purpose audience, rather than it being a specific female oriented character design.


Zetsubou shita!


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Finally went watched Bebop/Trigun. I had tried to watch these series multiple times but never got around to finishing them. Both ended up being solid worthwhile watches that I find equal in enjoyment. I'm sure everyone has already seen them but I'll write something down with no spoilers anyways.

>Cowboy Bebop

Man the animation in this series is fantastic the entire time, that is the standout feature of Bebop in my opinion. The music is always something others mention, personally I'm not the biggest fan of jazz so I won't comment too much on that; besides that it doesn't seem that special in regards to "common" jazz. The slower bluesy and country tracks were well put together. Overall the music is somewhat memorable, at least certain tracks in specific are. The ideas presented by the show are decent enough, either you cannot escape from your past, or that one shouldn't allow it to ruin your present. The story is a bit of a letdown I must admit, many episodes neither show any details of the characters or progress anything at all. It's episodic yes, but there should still be something new about a character told, or development of relationships. When episodes shine they really shine through the drudgery and boring grind of the rest of the show. If Bebop had cut out many of the rather pointless episode and made the series 12-18 episodes instead of 26 I would praise it much, much more.


Animation is acceptable and more in line with what I expect for the times it was made. I enjoyed the soundtrack a fair amount, it truly stands out in how strange it's willing to be. From country western, absolutely spooky electronic noise tracks, screeching wankfest filled guitar shredding, to slow ballads; what can I say it worked out somehow. The ideas of the show are uh lacking I guess. Something-something be a pacifist moralfag who never questions himself? I certainly didn't get much out of it. Really the enjoyment comes from the characters. Milly and Meryl are a great match for Wolfwood and Vash, and in turn both groups match each with other (Meryl with Milly and Vash with Wolfwood). Unlike in Cowboy Bebop, Trigun never wastes entire episodes on pointless action scenes, instead each episode really focuses on how each character interacts with each other. The action and "plot" is just a backdrop for their interactions between each other.

If somehow you haven't watched these entry level watches like myself, I would suggest both but only on the condition that you are just bored looking for something that isn't mediocre or bad. I don't think either is a masterpiece, but they are both fun and not a waste of time in comparison to other shitty anime.


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This is an addendum to >>33603 that I guess I feel is more appropriate here.

I just watched season 3 of Sonic X. I remember…nearly a decade ago watching a bit of season 1 of Sonic X and being kind of unimpressed, didn't like Chris, and I guess I was getting out of watching Saturday morning shows. I knew/know it was/is a childish show, but it was so even for me. It stayed in the back of mine, and then recently I came across how Season 3 was basically a completely different arc, with a different story, so I gave it a shot. It took a while for me to warm up to (I had to get past the desert/water world) And…my god, I surprisingly got completely hooked, mainly because it immediately fired up my SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO/NADESICO/etc. vibes; but then I stayed in it to watch it because…well:

1 - The Optimism

I've come to realize how pessimistic a lot of the stuff I've been reading and watching are. I know it's a children's show/monster of the week/whatever, but it was just so nice to hear the cheesy "we fight for what's right"/"you've got to have hope!" stuff again after what felt for so long.

But otherwise, I guess I'd argue it wasn't as childish as I initially thought. I mean, even though (for example) the fight with Zekora was strategically dumb at times, they show him slowly sink into lava while Knuckles tries to save him and fails to, with the second most depressing ending in the run.

2 - Tails and Cosmo

Also, Sonic is not the protagonist in this arc, I don't care what the name of the show is, it's obviously Tails. The whole growth and what Tails goes through in this final arc, it really makes me appreciate him a lot. Especially, the silly Cosmo and Tails thing, I thought I'd hate it being a wiz and all, but it's done with such a beautiful and wholesome touch, the kind of love and kindness in the world you hope to see when you're 8.

3 - Eggman's moral growth

And if Sonic isn't really the protagonist, then Eggman is really a surprise. Seeing him stop Sonic from going Dark, masterfully act as a double agent was nice. And I feel that the culmination of his change was that bar scene with Vectrix, which was beautifully done. Furthermore, there are many points towards the end of the series where everyone else is freaking out over their doom, but Eggman has this incredibly stoic, dignified demeanor when he knows he's facing his end that I was not expecting and was very admirable.

4 - The ending

And despite having been shown these kinds of plot points in Nadesico before, I wasn't expecting the Metarex and Cosmo to be the same, Zekora's episode where he dies really was great.

Of course, that leads me to talking about the ending. I have only one thing to say. If my stupid little write-up here inspires any one of you to watch this, do NOT watch the dub. Watch the sub, if at least for just the penultimate episode 77. This is not me being some anime snob. Just trust me on at least the very, very least, the last part of episode 77 (since I think you can at least find part 3 of episode 77 on Youtube)–that's all I ask. If you must, then go back after you saw the sub for just the final episode (because I know it's a lot easier to find the whole series on Youtube dubbed) and watch the dub and I swear you'll understand and have found it worthwhile.

5 - Tails again

Tails, it was a great show, and I have a lot of respect I never knew I would have for you. You built an entire spaceship by yourself, became a great captain, saved everyone, and had to overcome the toughest ending I've ever seen. Godspeed.


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watched a bunch of 80s OVAs in the past week whatever I could find subbed on youtube, there was Queen Emeraldas, guy double target, baoh, hard the bounty hunter, wizardry, psycho diver, outlanders, yoma curse of the undead, iron virgin jun, and some other crap about demon mechs from dimension X

it was all boring, a complete waste of time


So, I've been watching shinsekai yori and the anime genuinely makes me feel sick. I have never been so creeped out over an anime ever and the subtlety of it just makes it 3x as bad. Literally one of the most scary sci-fi anime ever (at first it looks like it's just supernatural crap, but just TRUST ME, you'll figure it all out a little later on).


just finished "ozuma," it's a 6 episode ova from last year that came up while I was searching wikipedia for more shows like captain harlock, they used the reiji matsumoto art style but the show sucked ass, it doesn't even deserve saying what it was about

the characters were extreme cardboard cutouts, even for anime, half of the show was totally consumed by boring sand submarine battle tactics focused on endless technobabble from the crew, only in the 5th episode are you finally shown a (semi)plausible explanation for all the characters' moronic, childish actions and when their little half baked plan is about to be fulfilled in episode 6 they get scared and go and destroy the world-saving machine like the stupid apes they are

it somehow self-repairs or something and saves the earth anyway but you don't get to see it happen and there's no follow-through, the credits rolled and that's when I remembered why I stopped watching modern anime years ago


I feel like I've watched everything good now so I just clicked "random" on one of the anime sites and now I am watching "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord". It's like happy sugar life except in a generic western fantasy setting and with none of the parts that make it interesting. Probably gonna drop it because slice of life shows are not my thing.


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did you watch cardcaptor sakura yet?


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I never watched anime but now that I'm mostly burned out from manga and games I decided to put my Japanese to some other use and anime is pretty much what's left for me as far as escapism goes. I'm going pretty much blind here and the first title I picked up more or less at random is Himouto! Umaru-chan. I managed to watch the whole thing through so it wasn't a bad pick, I think. I like the episodic nature of it. You can enjoy a whole story in 10 minutes or less.

The main character, Umaru is the perfect student and athlete, excelling in everything at life without even trying. At home she's an otaku, fast food junkie and an annoyance to her brother, Taihei. Most of the show is made of jokes on her double identity, sort of. To be honest I didn't find it funny, more like amusing. It's an easy, relaxing watch. The important thing is to take it for what it is, light hearted stories about characters that really care for each other.

What I liked the most about it though is the actual hero in all of this, Umaru's brother, Taihei. I liked his wholesome personality, always trying to do the right thing, clearly trying to become a good adult. He's a decent cook and manages to keep order in his house, despite Umaru's being a toy hoarder and never cleaning after herself. Again, this is all setup for the jokes, but I enjoyed it Taihei's character beyond that. I also enjoyed the episodes around Kirie a lot, as she progresses from being basically mute to being able to make and maintain friends. I would like to see her finally coming into terms with her brother.

All in all, all problems those people have are superficial, it's either there for a joke or to be easily overcome. Everyone has a kind heart and everything works out in the end. Good escapism, and a good start. Let's see what I'll stumble upon next.


god I hated that show
went through with it anyways and even watched the shitty ovas
I'll do anything to distract myself from my hopelessness


I'm three episodes into cosmo warrior zero, it's another show from reiji matsumoto and looks like a standalone story, it's pretty solid so far. Maybe it'll go to shit, I probably don't care if it does. Anime in that man's art style is just comfy to watch. I guess because galaxy express 999 and that other one were some of my first animes in the early 90s. The stories he writes are also good, about classical manliness and heroism.

It ain't no moeshit, that's for sure.


>What are you watching?
Asobi Asobase
>What are you enjoying?
It's nice, reminds me of Nichijou
>What have you dropped?
Legend Of the Galactic Heroes, I really wanted to like it but I just find it too boring
>What are you looking forward to next season?
Nothing really, maybe doctor stone season 2


I just decided to watch jujutsu kaisen and it turns out I've already seen it. I don't know what is going on here. It's not supposed to be a remake as far as I can tell but I remember everything that's happened and I remember the next episode which happens at the prison but hasn't been released yet so it must be a remake.

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