>>35418>It felt like it was just killing time
Strange since to me it felt the pace was a bit too fast and they really could have used more episodes to give more room to breathe.
I agree, but in a way that's kinda what I mean. It felt like it was just a holding pattern show that they made with a template. I don't have much of a problem with that cause animation studios gotta pay the bills, but it just seemed low effort.
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
Watched it because I was told it was similar to Kino's Journey.
It isn't really all that similar to Kino's Journey.
It just felt super shallow and flat to me.
It isn't a show that made me think. It is a show that just kind of held my attention and helped pass the time. Not actually bad but not actually impactful in any meaningful way.
I doubt I will remember it a year or two from now.
The animation is total shit even if the character design is somewhat nice. Story is meh.
FAR tamer then I expected. It is actually quite mild for something with a Ecchi tag and has monstergirls in it. It is basically a cotton-candy show as far as I am concerned. Light,fluffy, sweet, and no substance whatsoever.
But seriously the animation is so god damn bad at times and they clearly don't know how to composite 3d and 2d animation at all. That isn't even a budget thing, that is a sucking at your job thing.
I mean I didn't hate the show or anything, but just read the manga if it has one.
2 out of 5.
Would only recommend if you feel you must watch everything that involves monstergirls.
My thoughts on the Berserk adaptations are provided below.
Aside from reading a small amount of the manga a very long time ago, my first encounter with Berserk was via the Ougon Jidai-hen movies sometime around 6 years ago. My memory of the movies is fading, which is what triggered my watching the original 1997 TV adaptation. I enjoyed the movies and rated them 7/10. I liked the story above all else.
Anyway, I watched the 1997 TV adaptation of Berserk much more recently, and here's what I have to say about that:
The original adaptation is better in terms of visuals and overall production quality, especially with consideration to production year. I much prefer the art style of the original adaptation. It also has a longer total runtime which is used effectively for greater character development and more plot detail. I would say it is better directed as well.
The story itself is very good, and the adaptation is well executed and well directed. Berserk's strongest characteristic is the writing, but in one respect it is also its greatest flaw from my perspective. My biggest issue with Berserk is the main character — Guts. He is poorly characterized and simply boring as a main character. The series would be much better if Griffith were the main character and Guts were a side character. Griffith is a far more compelling and interesting character than Guts. The same could even be said for Casca, albeit to a lesser degree. Although the 1997 adaptation does a much better job of exploring Casca's character arc than the movies. In any case, I wish that Guts hadn't soaked up so much screentime.
The setting is classic dark medieval fantasy. It is fairly immersive. It is complemented by the high level of visual detail, most notably in landscape frames and backgrounds.
The OST is suitable and pretty good overall (aside from the grating OP and ED songs). However, it would have been nice if there was more variety in the OST, considering the length of this series. Some songs, although they are good, are repeated quite frequently. Voice acting is good as well; the VAs are quite well matched for their character roles, and there's a wide range of voices among the cast.
My overall rating for the 1997 TV adaptation: 8/10
This is more of a personal problem rather than an artistic criticism, but I find Berserk to be overly grotesque and gruesome at times. It becomes uncomfortable to watch at certain points. I don't derive entertainment from shock value. The show is extremely dark and I needed to be in a dark mood to even find it palatable during some story arcs. Maybe this stirring of emotion within me, no matter how unpleasant, is an indication of artistic worth? In any case it didn't affect the appraisal of the anime I've written above, but still I thought it important to address this. Berserk isn't really the kind of anime I'd gravitate to naturally, but I felt compelled to watch it because of its cultural significance.
As for the more recent adaptation that began in 2016, I decided not to watch it because the consensus is that it's an abomination and I do not want to get spoiled on that part of the story via an inferior adaptation.
Lastly, in case this isn't obvious from what I've already written, I think that a newcomer to the Berserk franchise should initially watch the 1997 TV adaptation instead of the more-recent movies.
Off model fest and barely animated, Berserk fans didn't even like this adaptation back in the day
I'll take a powerpoint presentation with high-quality art over the immersion-breaking CG of the more-recent movies any day.
It's worth noting though that I value a nice art style way more than fluid animation. I often paused to admire frames in the 1997 adaptation.
Is this also for manga?
Finished AoT - don't really want to talk about it
Marathoned Fire Punch - don't really feel like talking about it either
Manga has it's own thread.
I have watched: Yama No Susume. It is nice show.
Shy, lonely, but happy highschool 2d reunites with her childhood friend with whom she shared in mountain climbing. The two take up hiking as a hobby and meet some nice more friends along the way. The more nice friends they find, they happier they become.
The anime was broadcast as short episodes for the first season to establish the plot and tone, so if you like the look of that picture <<<<<<<< over there then you can watch the whole first season in about an hour to determine if you want to see more of <<<<< that. So far there has been one boob-touch episode, one panty descriptor sequence, and one sexy swimwear subplot. Because of the last sentence the series ranks very low on the Wizard Scale of Meaningful Media for Male Minds, but scores high Byproxy Antithetics points (a recently established form of ranking , it means it's a good way to experience an "ideal unwizardly" life without actually engaging in unwizardly behavior).
There is a new season of anime to catch up to the manga, but it is delayed. Frogs say it is because the ongoing lie-rus has limited people's right to climb mountains, mountain climbing gear a stale market. As climbing gear manufactures have been sponsors for the anime adaption so far, they see no need to fun further episodes until the market returns.
Worth a watch if you like anime.
Cool, i like AN in fiction. Is this Attack on Titan? Watched some episodes, didn't like the main character being reborn as a giant or something like that. Really turned me off.
There's a couple of twists in S1 that might turn you off, but it's a really solid story by the end of S3. First half of S4 arc is also good, but manga recently finished so it's only downhill from there.
Was in the mood for a good old fashion 80s OVA.
So I watched Good Morning Althea.
Not mind blowing (or actually good) or anything but really scratched that inch for old school mech shows in 52 minutes.
I feel satisfied watching it.
After ignoring it for a long time I finally watched Bakemonogatari.
As a whole it varies wildly, yes as everyone knows the entire thing revolves mostly about talking, some of the times you can see deep intellectual thoughts, other times you see smart come backs and puns, and other times just stupid shit that is totally worthless but with a pretentious air of 2deep4u.
The real star of the show IMO are the interdictions,one shot explanations/thoughts and the constant change of art/style that serves to reinforce situations or dialogue, it's a truly awesome thing that I absolutely loved, without it it would be just another quasi-harem show about succubi with fucked up mental problems (BTW Mayoi is best succubus, fight me if you think otherwise) still the characters are likeable and a fun bunch.
Basically the show is entertaining and worth your time, the presentation is superb, I don't remember a show with such a high quality presentation and effort put into ever since I watched nichijou.
Unfortunately the plot is just not on par with the general presentation, it's entertaining but no more than that, without the interdictions, one shot explanations and the constant change of art style it would be a 7/10, that's why I don't think I will ever read the LN or the manga, the plot is not that interesting IMO,I certainly don't think that its interesting enough for the 20 or so volumes that comprise the whole thing.
Im going to watch the rest mostly because it kept me entertained.
The rest of the show (Nise, Neko etc) is on par quality wise with Bake? It would be a very big dissapointment to discover that the quality takes a dive later on.
As I said is not the masterpiece that some retards claim it is, but is entertaining enough, is like a saturday cartoon for me and I don't want to be dissapointed later on.
The plot can get a little samey later on, and some parts seem like filler, but the major TV airing seasons are up to par with each other. The movies vary from cash in to UNLIMITED BUDGETWORKS.
>>35907>As I said is not the masterpiece that some retards claim it is
More like you can't really appreaciate the masterpiece, boyo. It doesn't really matters since is not obligatory for everyone to enjoy the same things. But don't take your ignorance out for everyone to see.
Fuck off, go back to whatever shithole you came from.
Why exactly are you having a tantrum over that word?
Boyo is usually used as crab lingo.
Rewatching Endro! it is a moe fantasy anime which uses the fantasy setting to be as moe as possible and does not take itself too seriously.
The plot itself is a little confusing at time as contradictory but it does not matter this is an anime to watch if you want to look at cute anime succubi and one of the main characters is a demon loli I suggest watching this anime if you have not tried.
The succubi are drawn in sexy ways and all round it is cute and funny the perfect anime to watch when tired and want to sleep.
>>35919>when tired and want to sleep.
Obscure idol anime like aidoru jihen or that one with VR shows and a Chinese succubus.
I watched it like 13 years ago and thinking about kamina still makes me sad, that probably sounds dumb
That incident in the show caught me off guard. He was a great character
I'm only halfway through season 2, but so far I think it's a great show as well. Easily among the best slice of life shows from the 2010s decade, IMO.
The Qwaser of Stigmata
Do you love boobs? Like really love them?
Do you want a anime that is full on about magical titty sucking but somehow not actually a full hentai?
Then this show is for you.
It has boobs of every taste. The creators are true men of culture.
I found it quite enjoyable myself.
there's also "how not to summon a demon lord"
wasted the last two days watching vinland saga, the MC is a ninja viking who can basically teleport behind opponents, swords can cut through boat masts, a prince changes from intravert into chad based on 3 minutes of sophistry from a drunk priest about "love" being the sky and the snow, the main antagonist who gets more face time the MC receives a redemption arc only to end up murdering a village of succubi and children execution style for no reason
a dumb, ahistorical cartoon about murdering people that tries to look deep
Sounds great, I will put it on my to watch list.
Watched Big Order
It has been awhile since I watched such a train wreck of a show.
It looked nice, it sounded nice, but my god everything to do with the story and writing in general was a mess.
I just finished Flip Flappers because I saw >>32042
give it a 10/10 and it looked interesting. In short the show started off well and developed an interesting world and cast, however about halfway in it changed from a man's action show to a succubus's sappy emotional drama. The worst part of all was that this drama felt forced and unnatural
Also the show also committed the great sin of "telling and not showing"
A truly great show doesn't narrate everything that appears on the screen. As it's said, a picture tells a thousand words. The best moments in fiction are conveyed entirely through imagery and not words and they strike the mind more potently due to this. However Flip Flappers felt the need to put most of the emotions, twists and drama into explicitly stated words, as though the audience is mentally retarded or perhaps five years old
Overall I still enjoyed the show and I'd give it a 7/10, but it felt like they could have done a much better job
Lol, I watched the first 3 episodes of Big Order and I remember the plot being completely ridiculous, even by anime standards.
it was moar liek Big Mess
Wow wizzie, that's great that you watched it and enjoyed it too!
You are definitely not alone in your dissatisfaction with the second half of the series. A lot of people felt similarly to you. Personally I liked the second half, but I'll concede there were execution issues like pacing.
Also, if you wanted a "man's action show," then Flip Flappers probably isn't the best choice. Although maybe its branding and reputation don't align well with the actual content. It is a fairly 'giirly' show and the writing is filled with feminine themes. In fact I think the show has a sizable female fanbase.
>>36121>Also, if you wanted a "man's action show," then Flip Flappers probably isn't the best choice. Although maybe its branding and reputation don't align well with the actual content
The second episode of the show has a nude demoness overseeing a BDSM orgy, before she appears in the desert and a crazy Dragonball type fight begins that lasts almost the entirety of the episode. It was incredibly over the top and almost nothing in the episode would appeal to a feminine mind
>It is a fairly 'giirly' show and the writing is filled with feminine themes. In fact I think the show has a sizable female fanbase
I could easily see that due to the profound changes that occurred in the second half of the season. It truly feels as though the writers were changed halfway into the show and they took it in a completely different direction
Maybe what Flip Flappers truly lacked was just direction. Even during the feminine second half of the show they upped the fan-service elements and introduced some half naked loli that served no importance to the plot whatsoever. If I was watching a man's TV show and they started putting half naked men on the screen it would piss me off, and I'm sure fan service of anime g*rls annoys females
Flip Flappers had great potential but they fumbled the ball
First of all, you're definitely right about some people not liking the arguably excessive erotic fanservice in the show. It is a fairly common criticism that I've seen. Personally, I'm totally unfazed by that kind of thing because I've been desensitized from watching so much anime, so it didn't influence my viewing experience in any significant way. Arguably some of the erotic fanservice serves an artistic purpose (like in the split-personality Papika episode for example), but definitely not all. Regardless of the visual content, sexuality is certainly an underlying theme in the writing. Also, at least among the female fanbase, I'm pretty sure a lot of them are yuri fans, and hence somewhat more tolerant of erotic content. So there might be a selection bias at play in that respect. There are a lot of blog posts about Flip Flappers from a wide variety of people out there in the anime blogosphere, if you're interested in reading about more diverse perspectives.
>episode of the show has a nude demoness overseeing a BDSM orgy, before she appears in the desert and a crazy Dragonball type fight begins that lasts almost the entirety of the episode. It was incredibly over the top and almost nothing in the episode would appeal to a feminine mind
I think you're referring to the third episode. That is definitely one of the more pop-culture reference-heavy episodes. One thing to keep in mind is that each Pure Illusion world they visit is supposed to represent the psyche of a character in the show. In that episode I'm pretty sure the world they visit is supposed to be Sayuri's Pure Illusion, and thus a reflection of her psyche. So for example, Sayuri is supposedly a Mad Max fan, hence the Mad Max references in that episode's Pure Illusion.
I've attached a PDF to this post which contains an analysis of Flip Flappers written up by various people. I don't necessarily agree with everything in it, but you might find it interesting.
Interesting, thanks for posting this. I probably would have enjoyed the show more had I been aware of the intense symbolism going on
>>36133>see the image of the loli and hear about more fan service>decide to try watch the show again
I will report back on my thoughts as another wizard who enjoys magical succubus shows.
>>36133> I'm sure fan service of anime g*rls annoys females
That's not true though, in fact a lot of the hentai is actually drawn by succubi, a lot of succubi enjoy that kind of thing.
You're not wrong, but that other wizzie is definitely correct about the sexual elements of the anime turning off both female and male viewers. In fact I think it's a major reason why the anime didn't become more popular.
For example, this blogpost is a fairly typical opinion of the show:https://www.yuristargirl.com/2018/08/flip-flappers-is-pretty-good-kids-show.html
Nearly finished flip flappers it seems intereting and may need a rewatch as I did not watch it as anything but moe so have little idea what is going on and very confused still.>>36182
Thanks for sharing the blog it will be of interest of me to read and see the perspective.>There can be no excusing or hand-wringing, or plausible deniability on the grounds that there is nothing objectively wrong about skin and naked bodies other than what puritanical society has created because now you have put in a robot who leers at them. We now understand, through his surrogacy, that we should leer too.
We do not need to be taught to leer as a child I remember seeing a tree that shared the shape of a succubus and leering :3
bump limit. same routine as every other 'general'
What I mean is thread is still on the front page and this place is usually pretty slow.
Usually it takes like a week or so for a thread to fall off page one on /jp/.
People can keep posting in this thread if they want to, but posts made after the bump limit will eventually 404 sooner than those made in the newer thread. If there's a conversation ITT you want to continue then please keep posting.
Watched Kage. It's a dark action hentai about a succubus ninja who sleeps with people before killing them. It's pretty much the same thing every episode: revolting sex scene followed by a gory execution and then a ninja fight. And I call the sex revolting but it's 'normal' sex; I just find it really grotesque in these old hentais. But that's part of the charm with shows like this and A Kite, the dirtiness and grossness of it adds to the atmosphere.
The story doesn't go anywhere. It's just an excuse for sex and killing, but it is quite fun seeing traditional ninja doing ninja stuff.