You've never watched Death Note? The hell?
Neither have I. Grandpa tells me it was quite the show back in his day, though.
Go watch it then. It's from 2005 or something, that's not even that old.
I recently watched Death Note as well. I always assumed it would just be some overrated shit, a power fantasy like you said. Nobody who described it to me sold it very well. If they'd just told me about the mind games and how it's basically a battle of wits between the smartest detective in the world and the most powerful murderer in the world then I would have watched it ages ago.
I'm watching the second season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. It's really good. I think it strikes a great balance between being deep and being fun.>>22141
But it is an edgy power fantasy for school shooters.>>22143
I assume you're being ironic, but if you're not go away. Some of the best anime of all time was made in the Nineties and before.>>22142
Not everybody's seen every show that gets clichéd. I too have never seen the anime of Death Note. I tried the manga back in the day and didn't like it.
I recently finished the first season of Strike the Blood, I'm gonna watch the second season soon. After that I don't really know what to watch the only thing I'm really watching this season is Classroom of the Elite.
I'm onto the second season now, it isn't anymore
Does it get bad in the second season or something? I heard the show was pretty fun. Maybe they were only talking about the first season then.
I wouldn't say it gets bad in the second season, but there's a significant disjunct in the plot and the direction and overall seriousness of the setting. In the third season it derails even further. Now I say derail but in reality it's not so much a derail as ramping up, but since a lot of people watched it for the fun and 'comfy' feeling it's easy to feel like you're watching a different series. Think of Shinomiya and Shirogane's (Kaguya-sama) personalities in chapter 1 vs. their personalities in chapter 60, essentially.
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It'll get better after the third season r-right?
Well, I wouldn't say it's bad in the third season. It still has comfy moments but the thing is, the entire plot picks up somewhere in the middle of season 2. The 'comfy' parts of Season 1 were the setup of the plot, it was Day 1 in FSN, Episodes 1-6 in Fate/Zero.
The "comfy" moments are the worst part about fate though, I'm almost to 2wei herz now, so I hope the 4th season might be better
I remember seeing someone say that Season 1 is like Fate, season 2 is like UBW and season 3 is like HF. It's actually kind of accurate to be honest. God knows what season 4 will be though.
I read the manga a while ago, and thought it was pretty lame. Is it only good if you're familiar with Fate/Whatever?
Might be it. They make a lot of references to Fate/ and wider Nasuverse stuff. It's still enjoyable (in my opinion) if you're not familiar with it as a basic magical girl anime or manga but a lot of the references and enemies (Medea using High-Speed Divine Words, mentioning the Kaleidoscope, Gilgamesh being a thing at all, Bazett McRemitz showing up with Fragarach in tow) definitely have more impact when you understand the significance of the characters and themes.
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I started re-watching kino no tabi a few days ago after having finished it a few years ago. I think I'm enjoying it even more than I did when I first watched it!
I've been enjoying the new manga after seeing the anime many years ago. I don't think the original novels ever got English translations, which is too bad.
And you missed out discussing it with the one Anon here who wanted to talk about it. Shame.
Maybe he'll come back at some point h-haha
I know ;-; I still have a ton of catching up to do anyhow.
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Who's your favorite gear? What's your favorite song so far? And what did you think of season one back when you watched it?
>favourite song so far
I don't know any of their names yet, nor do I remember much from the first season other than ZENBU ZENBU ZENBU, but so far the song they used for the train fight in the first episode was really good. I hope they use it more!
>what did you think of the first season
I thought it was pretty fun, but at the time I wasn't a fan of marathoning a bunch of seasons so I didn't go straight to G. I'm glad I'm watching it now though!
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>>22389>nor do I remember much from the first season
Shame, season 1 had some very memorable songs, even though there are generally fewer than the later seasons. They (mostly) replace the songs every season, so the train one is Bikki's new main battle song.
Be sure to post as you watch more of G so we can talk about what happens!
On a related note, the AXZ (season 4) finale is airing in just a couple days.
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I watched the Aim For the Ace! movie the other night. It skips over a lot of the details from the series, but remains coherent and enjoyable. It's one of the better recap movies I've seen.
I'm still not sure what Hiromi's pet is.>>22381
Is Symphogear any good? I've heard mixed opinions about it, but the concept interests me.
PS: My post is not automated.
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I think its pretty fun, if you think you'd like cute girls fighting to good music you'll probably really enjoy it!
>>22406>cute girls>fighting>good music
Those are some of my favorite things. I'll add it to my list.
>>22405>PS: My post is not automated.
I need to figure out what causes this to happen occasionally
When that happens for me at least all I have to do is refresh the page and paste the post back in, so it's not about post content I've found.
I think it happens if you sit on the page too long and your hidden pass will expire but generally whenever people complain they say they haven't been sitting on the page for too long.
>>22414>I think it happens if you sit on the page too long
That might have something to do with it. It seems like it only happens to me when I post from my computer, and as a rule I leave my browser running with threads I'm reading open.>>22413> all I have to do is refresh the page and paste the post back in
It never occurred to me to try that. It's good to know.
Finally getting around to watching Overlord. What's with the cheesy CGI for the fights? Any word if the second season will have an actual budget or what?
What fights do you mean? Or rather what parts of the CG do you mean? I watched Overlord back when it aired so I don’t remember what you’re talking about.
Momon vs. Ogres and the entire Skeletal Dragons fight. Like, the anime is okay I guess (complete with faithful rendition of what two D&D spellcasters look like when they're slinging spells at each other aka just speaking the names and firing over and over and over) but those fights are seriously offputting because of how obvious the CG is. Especially the ogre fight - the skeletal dragons are at least kind of blended in and can be excused with 'well they're walking bones so they shouldn't look natural'.
Ah I see, I was thinking you meant the Momon vs Shalltear fight and I couldn’t remember it being CG at all.
It’s possible the new season won’t be in CGI, but its probably unlikely. It’ll get the same budget that the old one got. Honestly I’m not too excited for S2 just because the first 3-4 episodes don’t even feature Momon.
I too am confounded as to how they'll manage Lizards.
Climb is a bigger problem. Fuck Climb.
Speaking of Overlord though, what the fuck is going on with the translations? There's way too much clichés in the new translation for my tastes if I'm honest.
In the fan translations or official translations?
There's no official translations for Volume 12. Should've made it clear.
Oh, I see then. I haven't gotten that far in the translations yet.
I hate when they add clichés into translations, especially when they aren't trying to localize any japanese specific internet jokes. The Commie approach to translating anything is just an awful one and I'm not sure why there are so many of "those" types of people who're able to learn Japanese well enough to translate things. If I wasn't lazy I'd learn it myself, but oh well.
Unfortunately we're at the whims of fan translators who want to add that dumb stuff until the official translations get that far.
If you post the names of the songs you want I can try and download them off a private tracker that might have them and post them here for you.
Oh, never mind, I found them when googling their names. I just couldn't find them from where I usually download stuff. Thanks for the offer though!
Where the hell did you hear that? I'd recommend you drink heavily through episodes 3 through 9 of GX, though at least it does pick up at the end.
I just finished re-watching the Sentou Yousei Yukikaze OVAs. I wanted to see how they stood after reading both of the translated books, and I found out you're missing a huge amount of context and information if you don't read the books before hand. It summarizes most of the stuff from the second book and takes a few situations from the first while changing them substantialy. They also mess around with the order of things, and thats where it starts getting confusing if you haven't read the books, because with that context, even though it may seem odd they're doing something at the wrong time, you at least know what and why they're doing it.
For example, the retraining unit is given so little of an explication while in the book they go into deep detail as to how and why each individual was selected and what they were sent there for. I'm not sure if that ending was something out of the third book though, since I cant read it, but I remember it being one of the plans Rei had proposed while the whole copy mutiny situation happened. When I first watched it, I enjoyed it because of the nice dog fighting scenes and the great fighter designs, and after taking the time to read the books and re-watch the OVAs it all makes sense now.
If anyone is planning on getting into this series I'd strongly recommend reading the first two books before watching the OVAs, they're a hell of a ride and you'll enjoy the animation way more than going in blind. Or you could do what I did and watch them, read the books, and re-watch them to see the important things they mention in passing.
Grape-kun (Kemono Friends) fucking died, press F to pay respects.
When is the third book being translated?
I just finished watching Silent Möbius. It had me hooked at the beginning, but completely fell apart in the second half, petering out to a pathetic their-adventure-has-just-begun buy-the-manga ending of the sort that I didn't realize even existed in 1998. Though not having read the manga, I don't know if all its plot holes and pacing issues were in there originally, or if that was just bad direction in the anime.
While it had its moments, especially in the one-off episodes that focused on particular characters rather than the ridiculous overarching plot, the bad far outweighs the good, and it left a terrible aftertaste. I'd give it a 4/10, don't bother.
I mean at least it's an exception in its era
These days it feels like every other anime (or more like seven out of ten) stops and goes "here's a preview of all the great shit awaiting you, now go line Kadokawa's pockets"
True, although I don't think that necessarily makes an anime bad. It's certainly possible to do a partial adaptation that promotes the ongoing source material while still having its own sense of completion. Even if it's still blatantly an advertisement, as long as it doesn't totally flip viewers the bird at the end, I don't tend to mind.
This one was especially bad because they spent almost the entire second half messing around with nonsense that the 'ending' basically reset and made meaningless. In other words, I sat through ten or so episodes of nonsense and terrible writing, and in the end was less satisfied than if I had simply dropped it halfway through.
I dont thinkit'll be anytime soon unfortunately. The third book has been out since 2009 and I guess the publisher that as translating them wasnt happy with the way the first two sold or something. Or maybe they're just taking a really long time to translate it, who knows?
Oh hey, I watched Toki no Tabibito last week. It was great, although it took me forever to find a copy that was still alive and not a dead link.
>>22756>not using bаkаbt or аnimеbytеs
How do you even find anything anon
I didn't sign up to AB in time and my BakaBT account got purged after a week of inactivity where I didn't have internet, so now I'm stuck with just Oppaitime as my private tracker.
Tough luck, though I think you can restore your Bkbt account if it was pruned, I don't believe they delete those for 1 week of inactivity.
I'd give you an AB invite, but they ban people for randomly giving them out now for whatever stupid reason.
How do they even figure out it's a random invite? Are you just not allowed to invite people at all or something?
I'm not sure, but an online friend of mine did it and they were warned a few months ago after they posted an invite on another site. They're cracking down on it for basically no reason.
Nah, invites work just fine, I got invited by a friend a couple months ago and it was all good. They just don't want members publicly auctioning off invites and such.
You could post a throwaway address to get in contact with >>22760
and then sign up from a different address, and that wouldn't be traceable even if they're keeping tabs on a tiny board like this.
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Servant x Service. Unexpectedly good for a show that looked like it was cutting corners in the OP animation. They handled the premise well, I prefer it over most high school setting stuff.>>22614
He can spend more time with his waifu in the afterlife.
A good show is expected when its made by the same girl who made Working!!. I didn’t enjoy Service x Servant as much as I did Working!!, but it was still a fun show. Shame it never got a second season.
You just reminded me I forgot to watch WWW.Working!! while it was airing last year. Guess now is a great time to start!
WWW.Working!! Was really fun, I didn't like it as much as the original but it's still pretty good.
At least the show got to end well. Those two characters are pretty much wrapped up already.>>22831
I guess it was just my personal preference to be biased against filtered backgrounds.
Have you girls read the manga? Apparently it has 4 volumes but only first volume is translated online. If it comes down to it I might have to make my friend buy copies in Japan. I'm hoping to see a satisfying conclusion to all these characters I've come to love. Ichimiya (the senpai) and Chihaya are so cute. Wish more anime had sort of normal established pairings like the ones in this series.
Only the first volume? That's pretty criminal. I'm surprised it's not all done.>If it comes down to it I might have to make my friend buy copies in Japan.
If you scan it, I'd be willing to help typeset, redraw and clean it up, but I can't translate it at all.
I'm going to bend the rules just a little bit.
I just watched Spirited Away in theaters, and it was an amazing experience. While I've seen it before, more than likely 10+ years ago, there was something really breathtaking about seeing it on the full sized movie theater screen.
It was beautiful to watch, enjoyable to watch, and I was engaged the entire time I was sitting there watching it. Things like that remind me why I fell in love with the medium, and why I'm still an enormous fan of it today.
I love pre-Inuyasha Takahashi. I'll have to check those out. Her weird little one-offs are some of my favorites.
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Is Spirited Away considered bending the rules? Seems to be fairly inside it.
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It took me way too long to get past the third episode, but once I got through with watching the fourth it really started to pick back up. Symphogear always has some great endings to their seasons. I'll have to start watching AZX soon to make sure it keeps it up!
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I just re-watched Oshiete! Gyaruko-Chan. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it's a really fun, sweet show. I started out with my cat curled up in my lap, but she can't read the subtitles so she got bored and wandered off.
why would you rewatch anime? that's like rechewing old gum ewww
The gum eventually regains its taste yum
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Because it's fun to revisit favorites again. Plus, some shows never get old. I've seen Re: Cutie Honey three or four times.
And also because I bought a cheap Malaysian DVD on eBay and I wanted to if it was actually good, or if it was some kind of hilariously obvious pirate disc. The video quality was good, the subs were fine; I assume they just stole them from Crunchy.
One weird thing is the cursor on the episode select menu is a Star of David.
Yeah, I've probably seen Azumanga Daioh and Non Non Biyori over 5 times each, they're always fun to watch.
Post the episode select menu, that sounds funny.
Why does that font look like its from Aladdin
It may be. Pirate merch is weird.>>23123
When I was taking that screenshot, I was thinking how cute she looks. Now you've made me worried.
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Another masterpiece comes to an end…
I don't think Helck 106 has been translated into English yet, but it's out in Japanese and got translated to Chinese already so yeah, that's that.
I just watched the first episode of Haikara-San Ga Tooru. I hope the whole series gets subbed in my lifetime because I really enjoyed it.
Seventies anime is so cool.
>>23450>I hope the whole series gets subbed
You would honestly be better served just learning Japanese. If you watch enough subbed anime or even just play enough Japanese mobage with voiced lines and stuff, you can actually pick up enough to jump straight into raw (shonen etc., not SoL or 4koma) anime and then do some basic touching up from formal studying.
I'm actually working on teaching myself Japanese (mostly so I can watch unsubbed anime), but it's pretty slow going.
I recently watched the Japanese version of The Grudge and understood ~1/3 of the dialogue without looking at the subs, so that's progress.
Another one from the vault; this time I just finished watching Akihabara Dennou Gumi.
First of all, have you ever seen a more 90s character design in your life? Just take a second to appreciate it.
That aside, this anime was a pile of shit degozaimasu desuwa. About 80% of it was boring episodic monster fights (which I would describe as "monster of the week" if there were actually different monsters every week) featuring lots of reused footage and pans over still images, like an incompetently-directed, zero-budget Precure. The handful of filler episodes were some of the least awful parts, but even they mostly suffered from feeling like they had maybe ten minutes of actual content torturously stretched out into a full episode.
When the plot finally kicked in right near the end (starting with a whole episode of nonstop exposition, of course), it would have almost been cool, but by then I'd had about 20 episodes to come to hate the series, so it was too little too late. And it didn't last anyway; the ending was a total disappointment. The good guys who were portrayed as villains through most of it got bad ends; the villain who was portrayed as the good guy through most of it almost destroys the world, then loses to the protags, but then gets off scot-free and lives happily ever after; the mascot characters who nobly sacrifice themselves for no reason come back right at the end, also for no reason; various other nonsense.
The whole thing felt so janky and weird, at first I was convinced that it was some sort of parody or otherwise ironic, but it became clear fairly quickly that no, it was just that bad. Who was it even targeted at? Who could like such an anime?
Anyway, I could go on and on about this one, but that's enough bitching for now. Bottom line, 2/10, do not watch.
 Episode 8, a filler episode guest written by Arakawa Naruhisa, was actually pretty good and by far the best part of the series.
I'm doing my first watch of Azumanga, since I was too much of a bitter fuck to enjoy it whilst it aired. I'm sorta thinking of watching it weekly, since the rapid fire jokes far a bit old after a few episodes.
Better late than never!
And yeah, it's not the type of series to marathon, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it more that way.
Where are you even finding an active download of it these days though
Unless you mean you downloaded it years ago but decided not to watch it then
There are at least two viable releases on Nyaa alone. It's a pretty popular and iconic series, after all.
I have it downloaded so I was honestly just curious.
I don't know how often I dropped the Azumanga Daioh anime. I only started liking the series when I tried the manga instead. I am unsure why. But I think it's just one of those stories that work better as a manga.
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I just finished Fate/Zero.
It was good, but I think that the FSN VN was far better than Fate/Zero.
What did you guys think of it?
Zero is superior to any one of the FSN routes on their own, but vastly inferior to all three taken together. The FSN routes tie into each other more and despite the fact that they're in fact three instances of the same story, they're also three parts of the same story and character arc. It seems very creative to me, in that it splits a character arc into three mutually exclusive storypaths.
I always thought Kerry's backstory was laid on too thick in Zero. Also, the succubus shouldn't have gone on a plane without a fucking parachute.
The issue wasn't that she didn't have a parachute, it's that you can't get out of the pilot's cabin without exiting the doors because the emergency exit is outside.
The autopilot was on and it would've landed and caused more damage by letting the zombies near humans. It wasn't worth sacrificing the majority of the minority, even if it was someone Kerry loved. Which was his whole life ideology that he passed onto Shirou, except Shirou's is more "Anyone is more valuable than my life, therefore if I die saving one person it was worth it" where as Kerry's is just "Saving 100 people is better than saving 1, even if the one is someone I love."
That being said, it definitely was laid on too thick, and it wasn't even particularly done well. I feel like writing this makes me feel bitter towards it, but Fate/Zero really was such a disappointment filled with a cast of unlikable characters, awful fights and a shitty plot.
Are emergency exits outside of the pilot's cabin most of the time
Also why didn't she just turn off autopilot and tell him to shoot AFTER she jumped, or why didn't he tell her that's what they should do? It was so fucking forced
Also she should've sucked Kerry off, Nasu explicitly said she could get loads of mana from doing that and it probably would've let her do something so she could like, get outside safely or something.
They typically are, I think. The pilot's cabin is pretty small and having emergency exits right at the front would take up a lot of space.
It was definitely forced, though. They tried hard to give Kiritsugu a "here's why he's broken, look it's justified!" backstory but it was really fucking stupid and so heavyhanded in the way they did it. He kills his dad with no remorse? Really?
It would've been more believable if he had grown up in a war zone or something.
Though I guess that ultimately is the biggest flaw of Zero, the character development is non existent and everything is so laughably bad in terms of development.
Hell, even the characters from F/SN are so uncharacteristic it's laughable. Saber and Gilgamesh aren't even like they are in the VN, and there's absolutely no reason given for it. Kirei is the only one who was done well, but that's just because he tells you about all of that in the VN so there was no way for Urobutcher to fuck it up.
Kirei's development was pretty damn well done, I think. The mapo scene is still the best (non-Illya) scene in FSN.>He kills his dad with no remorse? Really?
To be fair, the part where he's trying to throw away the gun is basically an 'out, damned spot!' scene, even if it was done in an overobvious fashion, so it's not like it was totally without remorse or anything. Half the point of Kerry's character, to the extent that it's consistent, is that he's actually a big old softie but is somehow capable of shutting down his feelings to become xxxColdSTEELDarknessxxx
Saber stays alive each time around, so it's possible that Iskandar drilling her and Lancelot's everything hit her hard enough she acted differently by the time Shirou summoned her.
Nasu asspulled a reason didn't he? Something about the time period pissing him off so much that he got a far worse personality.
Continuing in 1998, I watched Lost Universe.
I was surprised to have never heard of this one before, considering it's by the same author as Slayers, but it must have been overshadowed by the likes of Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Trigun airing in the same year. In any case, it wasn't bad. The first half was especially fun, being mainly episodic shenanigans that felt a lot like 'Slayers in Space'. In the second half, it spent a lot more time on the overarching plot, which was basically EDGE, so that dragged on a bit. But I still found it enjoyable overall, and actually wanted to keep watching all the way through. So at least 6, maybe 7/10.
Even her her bra is apparently pretty big, she herself isn't that well-endowed. Which is strange mind because Shiki doesn't wear a bra, so what's going on?
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I'm watching Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. Other than that, I've only seen the original and Castle of Cagliostro. I'm not crazy about the shading with heavy black lines, but it's a really good show so far. It seems like Fujiko ends up topless in every episode.