. The writing hasn't leveled up much and still goes from incredibly obvious (Chief), to utterly obnoxious (everything Sachiko and Nanbu). I suppose Mac's circumstances hold potential to be impactful, especially when Joe really starts getting involved, but so far the only thing I'm really feeling is sad for Joe losing his beard and more mediocre boxing.
It's better than S1, which itself wasn't terrible, but only just barely.
Same problem with Record of Ragnarok anime. Really stiff and low-framerate animation for a FIGHTING anime.
That full dive RPG show is so damn terrible. I kept watching it waiting for it to get better but it just keeps getting worse.
What are you guys going to watch this season? Nothing really looks that interesting to me.
at a glance, this season looks pretty dogshit
I haven't done the seasonal anime thing in 10 or so years.
I just watch what I want to watch at whatever pace I please after the season is completed.
I used to do that but then I watched all the highly rated shows in the categories I like. I find that the ratings on MAL are pretty accurate most of the time. I rarely enjoy anything rated below a 7 and I'm too lazy to wade through the garbage to find stuff that I might enjoy, so I just wait for new stuff to come out. There are usually a few shows that are good each season.
I have a high tolerance for garbage and I don't use mal.
Part of the fun is browsing my favorite streaming sites and picking something out that fits my mood. Be it something from last season or something from decades ago. If it's bad I make fun of it. If it's good I get absorbed in it. If it's boring then I give it a few episodes to pick up then if it still didn't hook me then I drop it.
I have been surprised by all sorts of shows and disappointed by flavors of the season that had flash in the pan popularity. Plus my taste are my own. There are shows I enjoy greatly that many find boring and shows that are juggernauts of popularity that I can't stand without a overabundance of sarcasm.
>What are you watching?
>What are you enjoying?
the tone shifts
>What have you dropped?
>What are you looking forward to next season?
idk i havent checked ye.
Someone here in march mentioned that the manga was incomplete during production of the original anime and so the latter half of episodes were basically made up? It'd explain a lot. I saw the original anime in 2004 (jp audio+sub) and something felt wrong about the episodes taking place after everyone reached america. The slightly improved remake animation doesn't excite me, but if the later episodes are a totally different anime I'm going to watch this.
>>35069>What are you watching?>What are you enjoying?
Love live superstar, hataraku saibou 2, space brothers>What have you dropped?
Recently decided to try jojo and quit when the dumb politics came.
I only watched 1 episode of nagatoro and kinda forgot about it, I might try again if I remember.>What are you looking forward to next season?
I haven't learnt to keep up with seasons.
I just watched Tsumiki no Ie, it is a short japanese anime film of about 12 min in length but quite good. It is not the typical anime style we all know and like The diary of tortov roddle it has a french looking style.
There is no dialogue at all so you only need to sit back and let the animation tell the story,
Love the manga. Been waiting on the anime until I feel like drinking again
Youjo or Otona JAHY?
i platonically like both. never fapped to jahy.
the ending is a massive dissapointment too, pretty much the only good thing is the soundtrack and the ambience which falls flat after the first episode.
Also no lethal violence is ever shown on screen which has me think it was intented to be aired on child tv channels for an edgy white scene tween audience.
Witch Hunter Robin is all style no substance. A show that looks good in stills but is a boring and mediocre watch.
Sad thing is it really did have potential to be something special.
thanks you very much.
i was holding it because i was afraid to miss something really cool in the upcoming episodes but i can drop it now with no regreats. i ll miss that catchy main theme (robins theme) and the dry tree branches on some background scenes though.
any early 2000s anime you reccomend aside from the classics?
Lol, I was considering watching it as well. Nice to know I'm not missing out on much.
Only thing I'm watching this season is 86 season 2. I like it.
saihate no paladin
the vampire dies in no time
the film short piece
i enjoy a lot of different things, from pmmm to yugioh, i'm a huge fan of yugioh vrains
i dropped the medaka box manga, it's too long and i just lost interest, to be honest.
not a season but the 4th PMMM film they announced. i hope that i'll be good
This season I'm watching Mushoku Tensei, Mieruko-chan, Faraway Paladin, The World's Finest Assassin…, and Platinum End. I ended up dropping Irina the Cosmonaut and Sakugan by the third week.
Wrote up this post because I realize I talk to no one about my anime interests, for about 10 years now.>>38239
About the same as you except>Mieruko-chan>Platinum End
Dropped both, but not sure about Platinum End. Stopped after ep 4.
Didn't like the initial love bullshit and the pacing felt off, wish the MC was jaded the entire time tbqh
Which of the three you're watching do you enjoy the most?
Faraway Paladin I had to skip around because it was overtly emotional. I understand it's a child, so it's necessary to preserve rational storytelling, just would've preferred not to watch as much crying.
but it seems to be developing nicely.
The other two isekais are rather comfy.
Right now I'm doubling down on japanese study so I can watch without subtitles; the only reason I am studying.
The confidence I have in watching cartoons as I get older is that the medium itself draws the line between reality and fiction; fiction OUGHT to be drawn. The medium IS the message.
Reality TV makes me uncomfortable, actors too - the lines blend.
Watching more than the three you listed, but I won't go in-depth.
So far my favorite show this season is Kyuuketsuki Sugu Shinu
This is a great show too. Great portrayal of trying to find the place you belong, or if you even want to belong, or when you find what you belong to has so much cruft and shit in it that you're not sure anymore. The lone reality sets in. And the way they handle the character development, the proper reactions to the rather stark situation they're in, sublime. The contrast of 86 with the republic - reality of war, which dissolves the delusions that people live with, is another depiction that bundles the show proper. Waiting for the republic to fall.
Any of you have manga recs?
Mieruko is decent but there isn't really a central plot. The characters are the ones that keep me watching it more than anything. I haven't read the manga, but as far as I can tell from the finale there may be more of a plot next season. As far as Platinum End goes, the MC is just starting to grow some balls but it took twelve episodes for a slight nudge. I'll probably stick it out though as the angels are fun and the side characters they've been introducing can be cool too.
Mushoku Tensei is by far the best and the one that always makes twenty minutes seem like five. I'm tempted to read the light novels but I enjoy the anime so much that I don't know if I could. At least we're getting an OVA in March. Faraway Paladin is going great and I'm really excited to see the battle with the new adventurers on board. Also, forgot to mention that I'm watching the Demon Slayer Entertainment District arc - not sure if that's also one you're on too but it seems to me more like filler until they work on the next main thing.
I've also been studying Japanese hard. Unfortunately I find myself having to watch a lot of 3d dramas because they seem to be the only ones with solid Japanese subtitles that I can find. One show I've been watching is called Hakozume which is actually getting an anime adaptation next season so I'm trying to finish it asap.
I just dumped the TV version of broken blade and decided to re-watch the six movies of broken blade. I remember those being great, though it's been 12 years. The TV version is too focused on relationshits, flashbacks to muh gakuen, and little succubi who are super soldiers which is one thing I cannot stomach in anime. What a disgusting treatment they gave to the TV version.>>38242>Mushoku Tensei
failed normie re-incarnation
the MC has sex with his cousin in episode 22 and was like yayy I'm finally normal now, that totally ruined the feel of the show for me…
MT was uncomfy from the very start for me – the first few pages of the first volume of the LN has the MC (a person who, in his previous life, was quite like some of us here) repudiating his life as a virgin shut-in. It's funny how when writers want to portray a character as utterly repulsive and helpless they turn to this stereotype time and time again.
I started Paranoia Agent last night, this show is original and weird in all the good ways. I'm only 6 of 13 episodes in but I feel I can recommend it.
Thanks bro I will check this out
the first season is great then it immediately falls off hard in season 2 imo.
I finished Devilman Crybaby recently and didn't like it at all. The animation, the characters, the plot. I had to force myself to finish it. The next one I start will probably be Dorohedoro. Really hoping for a new season of Goblin Slayer and Made in Abyss soon.
the show was all about god being a spiteful shit with the emotional maturity of a succubus
just finished it and you were right, I really jumped the gun recommending that
I think Jap hikkis have some sort of deep-seated shame around being hikkis. That's why they go to the extremes of not even coming out of their rooms and just waiting for their parents to leave food outside their door. They're too ashamed to face them. I don't think it's a healthy thing in Japan. There's definitely shame around it in the west too but I don't think it's quite as bad.
Japan's work culture is way more severe than the west's.
Which is ironic since the gap in productivity is profound despite Japan putting in so many work hours to the point of not having anything resembling work life balance.
I heard someone say that japanese have a shame based culture and whites have a guilt based culture, made sense