What are you watching?
What are you enjoying?
What have you dropped?
What are you looking forward to next season?
I started watching the one you posted, Vinland Saga. I'm not really into viking stuff, but its very enjoyable thus far.
Is this thread only for shows currently running? If not I am watching Anne of green gables and excel saga right now. They are both a lot of fun. I watch anime very slowly though. I am really blown away by how good a lot of the animation for Anne of green gables is. The show is from about 40 years ago but looks just great. And the animation is even improving as the show goes on, would recommend it to anybody who likes SoL type shows.
Akage No Anne really is a great anime. I watched it a few years back and it put me in a crisis of needing to find more anime with such a humble charm. Once you finish you should check out that studio's Heidi adaption. Like Anne it follows the book faithfully but adds a lot more adventure in between. It is top-shelf comfy.
This season has been good for shounen. This is what I'm watching ranked from best to wort imo
Vinland Saga-Japanese Vikings. badass and dark, story of revenge
Dr. Stone- Has an interesting and original premise that moves the plot along well. I identify more with the motives of the antagonist which is fun.
Kimetsu no Yaiba- Kind of generic demon/vampire slaying shounen but enjoyable enough. The MC isn't a pussy at least.
Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note- This is honestly kind of trash but I'm enjoying it enough to keep watching. It's a spinoff of the last fate/zero thing they did. Waver is the main character (with a submissive loli and a dominant loli in tow because of course they would) and he's plot armored into being super important and powerful in mage society and the he goes around and is like a magical sherlock holmes solving mysteries. They used almost the exact same plot gimmick in the two investigations I watched so far. If I wasn't really bored I'd probably drop this.
Of what is airing I am watching Machikado Mazoku, Vinland Saga and Dr Stone but I have more that I will watch once the season ends. I am also watching Yuru Yuri which is quite good and apparently getting another season next season.
Machikado Mazoku is good but the subs are awfull, I found some slightly better ones that get rid of the imperial systems and US currency but it's still bad. It saddens me how little choice we have now in regards to sub groups, Horrible subs has a monopoly on it all and they just copy whatever subs are used by what they are ripping it from.
Vinland Saga is alright, it's much more accurate than the Western shows about Vikings at least(with only a few small errors) but the protagonist is a bit too pointlessly hostile to everything and simple-minded so far.
I already read Dr Stone so it's not as good to me as it would have been but I am still enjoying it, it is a bit ludicrous but it's interesting seeing all the things they make and do.
How about Ashita No Nadja?
I've started watching Kingdom. It seems like a better version of Arslan Senki. I'm into it so far.
I'm watching banana fish. It's pretty good. Accurately captures just how much of a fucked up dystopia the US actually is.
does this one have the same kind of humour of Asobi Asobase? it looked kind of similar from a few pictures I have seen
No, not really. There's some gross-humour in there but it's not the kind of hateful thing that Asobi was. (which I also liked.) Sounan is more fun and light hearted and squeezing the guts out of fish kind of thing.
Light Novel is superior. Adapting it out of sequence is the main flaw of the anime. *zap*
Sounan desuka was fucking great,that last episode with anal hydratation was one of the most fucked up but funny things I've seen in a while,I seriously hope they make a 2nd season with Homare's father in.
Anohana. It's a bit unbelievable and cliche, but it has potential.
It's unbelievable by the actions of the characters, honestly, and how their relationship unfolds.
episode 2, MC, Anaru, and popopo get together and play a nokemon game, and they get super excited after getting some kind of rare pokemon, like old times. While it does feel like "the old days", it just doesn't feel right, but rather cringy, honestly. Also, by this time, the MC had told popopo, and only him, that he had been seeing Menma as a hallucination, and by the second episode was done, he had told both Anaru and Yukiatsu about her. Like, Jesus, it's super confidental information about a hikkikomori hallucinating about a dead succubus in their past. It sounds crazy, and Anaru just accepts it.
Also, I already don't like two of the characters, Yukiatsu and Tsuruko (blue haired succubus). Yukiatsu is a dick for asking about the MC, Jinta, about dropping out of highschool, and it was obviously to cause some kind of emotional stress, seeing as Tsuruko had scolded him somewhat for it. Not really much of a scolding, which really gave away that she was just as bad. Later, in episode 2, Anaru sees Tsuruko in a WcDonald, and she politely tries to run and give her something she left at the WcDonald, since she just stood up suddenly and marched out of there. She moved out of there in the way where you're done with someone's crap, but she and her friends were just having fun nearby her, so it was really uncalled for and rude, in my opinion. Anaru tried to give her back the thing, Tsuruko says she shouldn't be talking with someone from her highschool, which I believe means Anaru is from a "lower" school. Tsuruko is one of the more prestigious schools, as Yukiatsu had mentioned to the hikkikomori MC who dropped out of school. Obviously, in a dickish way. Also, I believe Tsuruko made a social faux-pas by mentioning Menma so casually / lightly, as Anaru had said before. I believe that's actually really bad, and by then, Tsuruko had just been insulting Anaru for her "character flaws". I don't even believe she had any character flaws, but it could be different in Japan, as Anaru is really emotional and explosive with her emotions. By the end of the conversation, Tsuruko took the item and left, and Anaru was in tears because of the traumatic experience with Menma.
A few theories. Menma drowned in a river, since it cuts to a river. It might have been a suicide. After that, the crew just grew apart.
That's all. I'll be watching the rest over a period of a few days.
I started watching Cop Craft, the first two episodes were alright, then it got stupid, a bit creepy and ran out of budget on the third episode which I just watched. Really sad that Murata-san illustrated this.>>31486
I thought it was good as well, I'm really hoping for a season 2.
Dropped Durarara!! after 2 episodes> A succubus jumps from a building to end her life> Some cool headless rider type monster saves her> succubus asks, "why?"> Headless rider monster replies, "because life good c:"
Heh, he owned those Anti-Natalist babies.
>>31517>There wasn't much of a conclusion or anything.
That's the case with most anime adaptions of Manga. The anime covers up until about volume 5 of the manga and then either stops to be continued in a second season, or it makes up its own conclusion.
I thought it was stupid and empty. Pure fap bait type show that is appealing to complete geeks.
How does one get into the FATE franchise?
If you have the patience reading the visual novel is the easiest way
if not you should watch first Fate/Zero, then Fate/Stay Night, Unlimited Blade Works and finally Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel (they are 3 movies but only 2 have been released so far). Anything else is just alternative reality stuff or side stories that you can watch at any given time as long as you have watched Zero and Unlimited Blade Works.
The only one that is any good is fate/zero. I kept giving other shows from this series a try but they were all pretty mediocre and disappointing compared to fate/zero.>>31590
Isn't unlimited blade works a remake of fate/stay night? I'd say to skip fate/stay night altogether.
really excited about babylon, first three episodes have been a great hook so far. directing has been not sterilized, so pretty good so far.
is val x love normal, boring trashy or exceptionally trashy?
I'd say Val X Love is almost exceptionally trashy. The kind of trashy where he instantly gets a harem, and the battle powerups involve kissing and molestation.
Africa no Salaryman:
Lion in a suit goes to work. Animalised comedic representation of society. Pretty decent actually. A bit too intense for my tastes.
Actors - Songs Connection:
Cute boys doing cute things and also idols. Interest = zero.
Stand My Heroes - Piece of Truth:
Ikemen fujobait crime investigation thing. With self insert newbie succubus who gets tutored by and entire group of handsome men. What is it with crime investigation things this season?
I tried Choyoyu.
I felt like it could have been quite fun and light-hearted with the characters being overpowered but it seems fairly generic so far, there was some needless fan service in the beginning that almost made me stop right there but there was none after that. I'll watch another episode to make sure but I think it's going to be 7 OP characters in a generic world. The characters really are that OP that it seems like it should be a comedy but it's not, I didn't think any of the characters had much personality either.
>>31602>Isn't unlimited blade works a remake of fate/stay night?
its the second route of Fate/Stay Night >I'd say to skip fate/stay night altogether
That's a terrible idea if you want to get into the franchise
Surprised you can stomach watching this crap, boyo
Shigurui was pretty edgy though, I know I couldn't even finish it because of how much gore and such it had in it.
There's a difference between gore and edgy. Shigurui was bloody has hell, but it wasn't edgy.
Shokugeki no Souma is back. Just watched the first episode. It was a little rushed but I still enjoyed it. This show is very fun and comfy.
Edgy seems to have degraded into a codeword for "I'm offended"
My view on Shigurui vs Blade of the Immortal is that while Shigurui featured decapitations, horrific disfigurement, bisection, and boy rape, this is just fairly typical of the period.
Edgy kicks in when someone is, for example, murdering succubi and attaching their heads to his shoulders and then gloating about it. Generally edgy comes when it's trying to be cool about excessive violence, when it sticks a teenager's view of what is cool onto what is violence.
Shigurui handles it well - Violence is obscene in that show. But it happens.
Although watching the second episode of Blade of the Immortal, it becomes less edgy. Still doesn't handle violence as if it was horrible though.
>>31647>murdering succubi and attaching their heads to his shoulders and then gloating about it.
Which happens in Shigurui to, note that exact thing but they will do brutal things and gloat about them or do them for no real reason.
So far this month I have finished:
Yuru Camp. Great show, lots of cares was clearly put into depicting the act of camping, as well as the backgrounds and landscapes. Each campsite even has its own music. The main characters dilemas were pretty relatable and the whole show just made me want to try solo camping.
And then I had a triple feature day where I watched Millenium Actress, Perfect Blue, and Lupin III Castle of Cagleostro. Lupin was definitely my favorite of the 3, I also watched an episode of the original TV series just to get acquainted it and the characters. Definitely love the balance of wacky, goofy, cartoony and badassness of the characters (mostly of Lupin himself).
I also finally finished Bakuon which was a fun watch but nothing to ride home about. An above average and maybe even "good" show. cut succubi on motorcycles.
I gave Shaman King a few episodes and dropped it just because I was curious, and tried to give YuYu Hakusho a few more episodes before getting drained. I think I'm getting a bit of burn out.