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Well, halfway into the spring season, I was wondering what has stuck for you guys?
I am currently watching:


  • The Flash

  • Arrow

  • Mikagura School Suite

  • Snafu Too

  • Food Wars

  • Danmachi

  • Kuroko no Basket


For the anime, I listed it with my personal favorites at the bottom.

No one watched Dragon Ball Super? Whaaaaaaa?

How is it? More of the same?

More of the same? You say that like it's a bad thing.

Tue Aug 11 15 08:25am
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I started Gurren Lagann a few days ago; currently on episode 6. When does the show become good?

Right after

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. Or, episode 8.

blade_master
Mon Sep 07 15 01:06am
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I kind of wish Charlotte would end where it is.

It's unfortunate that classes started up again for the fall. Between school and work I have no time for videogames or anime...although I am able to squeeze it in during the twilight hours.

I currently dropped down to only 8 anime from the summer season, but alas that season is coming to an end soon. Gonna have to start looking at what is airing in the fall season soon.

Pony anime is canon:

Thu Sep 24 15 03:23am
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So I decided to check some of the Fate/Stay animes. My opinion of the entire franchise is that it's a mediocre series that somehow is like the Lord of the Rings of Visual Novels (actually Guin Saga, but who's heard of that?).

My impressions for Fate/Zero is this: Meh, it was okay.... There were actually a lot of stuff that I actually DID liked, but overall it was ruined by everyone being full of ****.

My impressions for Fate/Stay Unlimited Blade Works is this: HOLY ****. This is a continuation to Fate/Zero?! That was dog**** I watched! Every character that was set up in Fate/Zero somehow got wasted or straight up got offed! Is this because it adapted a route from the franchise that was known to be mediocre? I'm curious because this is one of the cases where a series just didn't utilize plot points from a previous series, and at the same time still referencing them.

Example:

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I don't know if it's because of budgetary reasons or wanting to stay faithful to the source material, but that was one of the biggest disappointments of my life.... And I wasn't even THAT fond of Fate/Zero in the first place!

As someone who hasn't seen a single episode of any of the Fate/Stay animes, would you recommend any of it? It sounds like it wasn't that great, but you did mention there was a lot of stuff that you did like too.

Fate/zero was somewhat decent for me. If you're really that curious, just be prepared for certain points of philosophy. If you can handle it, you're golden. If not..... There's still stuff to like? As for unlimited blade works, I already said my two cents on that anime.... Perhaps I'm looking at it wrong, but I seriously didn't like how they wasted characters and plot lines. Plus, we're focusing on uninteresting characters. I'm not judging people like kotaku for liking this thing, but I certainly didn't like it.

As for the entire franchise of anime within the fate/stay series, the 2006 was a travesty. It's the first adaption (at least from what I can tell) and it shows. There's memes that speak on how bad it is. There's movies no one gives 5 s***s about. And other expanded media and whatnot. So yeah, not the hugest fate/stay guy.

I'll probably just stick to other shows then. Doesn't seem that worthwhile.

I've watched and enjoyed most of SOA II's run on Toonami. I know it's a show that many don't like, but I liked it. It ended last night with the Mother's Rosario story, and the episode caused me to shed a few tears. The show does take fanservice a little too far sometimes, but I really liked how they executed the first half of last night's season 2 finale. Now I wait for the third season, but I'll be reading the novels these stories are based on in the mean time.

SAO has been on my "to-watch" list forever. Will have to give it a try at some point or another.

Nothing for the fall anime season has really caught my eye yet. I don't have any idea on what I should give a try yet. Wonder if it'll be a weak season.

On the otherhand, there are a lot of shows this side of the world that I'm interested in.

The Player, Quantico, Star Wars Reveks and the GotGalaxy cartoon are all things that look interesting. As do the return of Arrow and the Flash. Also gonna give Vixen and Supergirl a try I guess.

Not planning on watching any fall shows at the moment. Maybe One punch Man or Lupin, but I might just watch some older series in my backlog. And the ending to Charlotte was not that good IMO. Prison School was my fave show of the season.

Still haven't seen the ending to Charlotte. I agree Prison school was great weekly. The final scene was beautifully done.

I'll probably start reading the Prison School manga. I hope they make a season 2, but I want more right now.

I'm conflicted. On one hand,I need more and want to read the manga. On the other hand, I don't want to spoil the possible season 2. The anime was so great because I didn't know what was coming.

Do you, or anyone know around when they would possibly announce a season 2?

Meant to reply instead of making a new comment.

Well..there is this:
http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/242645/20150922/prison-school-season-2-release-date.htm

I don't think its official yet, but I would not be surprised.

I remember looking at that exact article after the final episode to see what the chances were for season 2 Smile

They say fall 2016...I don't know if I can wait that long. Let me know if it is worth just jumping ship to the manga.

I know assassination classroom S2 was just announced to be airing in Jan 2016, which is one year after the first season I believe. Have you watched that yet? It might be a good thing to watch off of your backlog in lieu of the new shows this season.

I'll probably watch it after I finish the last 6 episodes of Kuroko no Baske season 2.

Well...once you finish season 2 you will probably want to jump right into S3 if you're like me.

Actually, I mostly just hop on to another series. I come back to the sequel later on. That's my preference for some reason.

I can understand it. Once you find a worthwhile series, you want to make it last.

That's the ideal way to do it for me, but I typically go for the instant satisfaction.

vonter
Thu Oct 01 15 08:10pm
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Opinion on finished Summer series.

Monmosu

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Overlord

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Prison School

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School Live!

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I still need to finish Jitsu wa and Shimoneta. But I'm betting they also tease sequels as the previously mentioned ones.

warth bunan
Sun Oct 11 15 01:59am
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So, breaking away from anime for a bit, I've started watching Doctor Who. Haven't seen most of the the episodes, just some of the tenth Doctor's stories, a few of the eleventh's, and not much of the twelth's outside of the current season's new episodes. The latest episode opened with this, and yes, it is word for word (I was bored). Warning: Wall of Text.

"So there's this man. He has a time machine. Up and down history he goes, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, getting into scrapes. Another thing he has is a passion for the works of Ludwig Van Beethoven. And one day, he thinks, 'What's the point of having a time machine if you don't get to meet your heroes?' So, off he goes to 18th century Germany. But he can't find Beethoven anywhere. No one's heard of him. Not even his family have any idea who the time traveler is talking about. Beethoven literally doesn't exist.

"This didn't happen, by the way. I've met Beethoven. Nice chap, very intense. Loved an arm wrestle. No, this is called... The Bootstrap Paradox. Google it.

"The time traveler panics. He can't bear the thought of a world without the music of Beethoven. Luckily, he brought all of his Beethoven sheet music for Ludwig to sign. So he copies out all the concertos and the symphonies and he gets them published. He becomes Beethoven. And history continues with barely a feather ruffled.

"But my question is this: who put those notes and phrases together? Who really composed Beethoven's 5th?" - Twelth Doctor

I thought this was an interesting way to bring up the concept of the bootstrap paradox so viewers could somewhat grasp what was happening near the end of the latest episode. But it does bring up an interesting question. I know time travel doesn't exist, and chances are slim to none that it ever. However, if it did, where does the idea in the paradox first start? In other words, who do you folks think "really composed Beethoven's 5th" in this situation?

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I've read the manga; I love it to death.
I've watched the first two episodes of the One Punch Man anime and I'm blown the hell away.

Seriously. It's PERFECT.

The opening has been on loop in my browser for the past week. It's the best thing ever.

So I went back to some Gundam stuff; specifically Gundam 00, Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam Build Fighters Try, Gundam Blood Iron Orphans (might've said the name wrong), and the first episode of Unicorn.

Gundam 00:

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Gundam 00: Awakening in the Trailblazer:

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Gundam Build Fighters:

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Gundam Build Fighters Try:

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Gundam Blood Iron Orphans:

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Gundam Unicorn:

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So, why are you revisiting these huge (in terms of sheer volume) anime? First Fate, now Gundam?

Man, I still haven't picked anything up yet this season outside of Haikyuu and AOT: Chibi School Edition.

Any impressions (preferably spoiler free) from you guys?

Vonter, Megaman64, anyone else?

Still have not picked up anything for this season. But I did finish Assassination Classroom. Pretty good. Though it was predictable at times since you know that their attempts to kill koro-sensei were going to fail since killing him would end the series. But there is a season 2 coming out and i'm hyped for it. I watched the dub, which was better than I thought.

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I finished BoJack Horseman a couple days ago and loved it. I have mixed feelings for the first 8 episodes, but S1E9 and onward has been one of the funniest and most fascinating cartoons I've seen. It's like Humans of New York Los Angeles with animals and jokes.

I also finished Gurren Lagann a while ago. I really wasn't convinced of it apparent greatness. The first half was amazingly unremarkable and the best parts of the second half peaked at 'mildly amusing'. It reminds me of Guardians of the Galaxy, in that it attempts to pass itself off as self-aware and subversive, but only on a superficial level; stripped of all the bombast and unfunny jokes, it's really no better than the clichés it pretends to rise above.

It did some really cool things with its medium, there were some very creative animations, but even those were kind of interspersed between pretty standard fare. Also, I'm not a fan of the over-the-top explosions and hyperactive focus switching during action scenes. Supposedly this is supposed to be a TTGL trademark of sorts, but for some strange reason, it feels so tired and familiar. Maybe explosions are just overused in general? Regardless, I wasn't impressed by most of the action in TTGL.

I'm by no means an expert on animation, so maybe I glazed over a lot. I'll probably give it another shot somewhere down the road, after I've educated myself a bit more on relevant subjects.

I have to give the show some praise, however, because it wasn't bad at all, just formulaic. There were some truly amazing moments, like the entire "don't believe in yourself; believe in the people who believe in you!" dialog or Viral's "Piercing destiny as yesterday's enemy!" line when he joined forces with Simon. His theme is also pretty badass, it's a shame his development was poorly handled.

Been watching a lot of Yokai Watch, but Sub and Dub. It is a very good anime, I'd say. Even the English Dub makes me laugh, and that is a nice surprise since most dubs in anime are way to cringe-worthy.

I watched Wolf Children and Brynhildr in the Darkness.

The first one was really touching, sad and heartwarming. In a way I think it has a lot of beats Disney's Fox and the Hound had. I also give it extra points since I dig transformations in my stories.

The latter I was hesitant since despite popular opinion Elfen Lied is one of my favorite animes. Violence aside it told a bold story and while shocking at times it was also tragic.

Brynhildr from what I'd read it gave me the impression it was the author's intention to one-up Elfen Lied. But to be honest I think it's another take on the same setup [supernatural beings, evil scientists and grounded love interest]. I liked the first 4 episodes since like Elfen Lied the story keep rolling very smoothly that I forgive certain details for sake of pacing.

However as I watched further it seems the series needed more episodes to space out the next series of events since more than pointing to one episode when the show gets bad it's gradual like a deflating balloon. Also the harem being too dependent on the lead got tiring.

I liked the quadraplegic girl, the first life or death combat, the pacing of the beginning, the subtle reference to Elfen Lied, and the setup [made me cared for the harem].

Finally I don't agree this is as dark of a story as Elfen Lied, disregarding violence and nudity this story is feels more like a teenage dystopian story, since there's the lingering question of the characters surviving and the special circumstances they have. Heck it's better what I read of Maximum Ride which also had similar elements but didn't went anywhere with any of them.

I stopped at episode 10 since I checked and read that the last 3 episodes more or less condense 60 chapters of the manga, and most of those aren't filler.

Wolf Children is languishing in the hell that is my too watch list. I don't know why, but I have an aversion to dedicating enough time to watch a whole movie.

It's weird, cuz I'll watch enough episodes of various shows one after another which basically is equivalent to one movie.

Like I said, Have you watched Disney's The Fox and the Hound? This movie kinda brings those sort of feels.

No I have not. Looking forward to going on a feels trip once I'm done with exams in a couple of weeks.

Grave of the Fireflies

Also Anthem of the Heart sounds like it could also be a feels-filled movie.

I read the manga of 5-centimeters per second, but haven't seen the movie.

Decided to watch Seven Deadly Sins based on a friend's recommendation. Always avoided watching it because I didn't really like the character design.

I would strongly recommend it to anyone that is a fan of shounen or action/adventure series. The soundtrack and fight scenes were phenomenal. The plot twists were great and my only problem was with

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.Additionally, there wasn't really a wasted episode, something you see often from most anime. As a result, the first season was very smooth. If you are looking for something new to watch, this is what I would recommend.

I also recently watched Attack on Titan, and I would say this was more interesting.

I'm watching the Cowboy Bebop Movie. I've had an itch for the series ever since I finished watching it. I'm glad I'm able to jump back into the bebop universe.

Do you watch it subbed or dubbed? It's one of those series I never watched so I'll add it to the list.

Def. Dub. The voice acting is pretty good. Actually, Bebop's English dub is considered by some to be better than the Japanese dub. You could go either way, but the dub is top notch.

I'll like to know any recommendations of Action Schlock anime.

Series that has stupid but awesome action scenes. Also with a bit of pretension.

Don't ask why.

What do you mean by pretension?

And do you mean "stupidly awesome", or "stupid, awesome"?

Lastly, where is the gif from?

That vibe of feeling the show thinks smarter than it is.

Well if we go to specifics, I'll like something average an idea with potential that wasn't completely exploited.

I think is one of the latter seasons of A Certain Scientific Railgun.

Recently, I've gotten into the habit of going on the reddit discussion of an anime episode after I watch an episode. Idk why, but I like to see the speculation and see what others thought. Also, it helps me catch little things I might've missed and the reddit community is really helpful in bridging divides between the manga and its anime adaption.

For american shows, I typically read post episode reviews too for much of the same reasons.

So Samurai Jack is getting a new season.

That's pretty cool.

I'll need to recheck what episodes I didn't watched. I was still mainly watching it on TV. I think I at least watched the last Aku confrontation in where he got a jewel.

Anyway my only reservations are how distinct will the art style be. Since even when sticking to one, after several years it's more than likely it'll look different.

Finally, will the show have a decent-satisfying conclusion. I don't know if I'm up to a smart closure, or a bombastic one.

Ironically, I have never actually been all that interested in seeing the conclusion.

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Personally, I gravitate toward the show more for the creative fight scenes, the weirdly experimental stylistic touches, and the constant random homages/references than I do for a sense of investment with Jack's quest.

A year-and-a-half, a season, and one series finale later: I think this post holds up pretty well.

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Looking forward to whatever Genndy does next.

Hmm, a new season is approaching. Going to have to see what is worth a glance. The fall season was lackluster for me and the only things I watched were Haikyuu and AoT chibi edition.

Can't wait for Assassination Classroom S2. Did you ever get around to watching it Megaman64?

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