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Highlights (big names):
Yama no Susume III
Overlord III
Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-sa
How the fuck did One Room get a second season?


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Evergarden and Small Girls are also getting OVAs this season


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What the fuck happened to the rest of my post

Planet With has a pretty acclaimed writer
Highscore Girl looks alright
Happy Sugar Life is going to be amazing
I can't believe they're even bothering to finish Last Encore lmao


Oh man this season looks great but my computer is still in the dump owww

Shows for posers and youtube reviewers to sing praise of because they're ashamed of their own hobby:
- FLCL 2
- Chio-chan no tsugakuro
- High score girl
- Shingeki no kyojin
- How is boku no hero academia still getting stuff
- Whatver netflix is funding
Overlord is getting there but is not quite yet

Shows people will hate because they're not as they envision it
- Every light novel adaptation

What I'm interested in:
- Overlord. It better stay as much under the radar as possible.
- Tonegawa
- Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san
- Back street girls. I remember reading the manga expecting a lot of pervy stuff and it was more comedy-focused. That is good. Probably the only gender swap manga in the past years that wasn't frustrating to read
- Ongaku shoujo gets a chance
- Harukana receive
- Hataraku Saibou
- Aguu
- Asobi asobase
- Jashin-chan dropkick
- Yuuna-san
- Baki maybe? I'm getting bara vibes from the character design, though.


Not interested in Yama no Susume?


you take that back, one room was a masterpiece!


I was personally recommended both Back Street Girls and Chio-chan, but then again that comes from the same people who recommended me Hinamatsuri, so who knows.
The Kaiji spinoff is the only other thing I'm picking up for sure.
Hanebado might be okay; I decided to give it a shot just based on how the PV looked, but a good racquet-based sports anime would be nice after Takkyuu Musume disappointed me so hard.
Jashin-chan Dropkick and Asobi Asobase will both probably be decent.
And Sunoharasou is from Silver Link, so it's a tossup at best, and based on the synopsis I'm not getting my hopes up, but you never know.

Oh, and someday I'll watch Yama no Susume, I promise.

This is already airing on American TV, and apparently it's terrible, even if you liked the original.
Why is that a big name? Just because it's Xebec's yearly T&A fest?
>Planet With has a pretty acclaimed writer
The writer who gave us Hoshi no Samidare, so I'd say more 'infamous' than 'acclaimed'.
>Happy Sugar Life is going to be amazing
Actually amazing, or 'amazing'?


not that anon but yama no susume is always cute

Tsukumogami Kashimasu might be cute & Happy Sugar Life might be a fun to watch.


>Why is that a big name? Just because it's Xebec's yearly T&A fest?
Well it's a big name as in it's a big name manga.
>actually amazing, or…
I think it'll be actually amazing, but I don't know. Mainly the premise is essentially softrape agegap yuri.


I read the manga of Happy Sugar Life, and it's fun, but I'm not sure about amazing. I feel like the anime has a pretty good chance of running full tilt into unintentional comedy. I'm still excited to watch it, though.

Hi Score Girl is awesome and doesn't deserve to be insulted by being conflated with that trash.


Other than overlord 3 and the new season of the yamas, nothing much is really popping out to me. I'll probably give planet with a chance along with picking up a few SOL shows if they look any good.


The only thing I've decided to watch is Gintama, nothing else really interests me.


Why aren't you watching the Yamas


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Will watch:
Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san (/ss/)
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro (Been meaning to read the manga but never got to)
Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki (Mongol invasion of Japan fuck yes)

Might watch:
Senjuushi (Japan rarely ever portrays rebels fighting governments as the good guys so I'm interested)
Harukana Receive (Cute tall girl doing cute things with cute short girl)
Hataraku Saibou (Osmosis Jones as an anime? Interested)
Jashin-chan Dropkick (Reminds me of early 2000s plots)
Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san (Tried to read the manga but didn't get far)
Asobi Asobase (Like school girls and American transfer student caught my eye, interested in what stereotypes and Engrish may be involved)

Wait and see:
Happy Sugar Life


>Japan rarely ever portrays rebels fighting governments as the good guys so I'm interested
I feel like this is BS but I can't actually think of a counterexample. Shinsengumi doesn't really count as a rebellion I guess.
Are you not interested in Yamas?


They stage a military coup in FMA but I don't think I'd call them rebels.


>Asobi Asobase (Like school girls and American transfer student caught my eye, interested in what stereotypes and Engrish may be involved)

I feel like we're living the final days of the engrish gaijin in anime.


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You can't think of counterexamples because it is rare!
I didn't see the first two seasons of Yamas.



Maybe you should then!p


Are you saying in that the japs are getting their act together and are having less Engrish, or…?

Go watch High Score and Backstreet Girls
Also go watch Asobi Asobase and Happy Sugar Life.


Speaking of FMA, something I never really squared out
Is Truth supposed to be a real entity? Or is it a metaphysical concept of the Truth? Or is it supposed to be an internal recognition of what 'truth' is? The last one sounds the most likely, except for the fact that you get torn apart by the guy for trying human transmutation.


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looks meh-+?
I dunno
my crapdar hasn't worked properly for almost a year


I am extremely glad that Tonegawa is happening, even if it's just a gag anime. Having another Fukumoto work animated is a miracle.


Yeah the premise is kind of dark
Just the name should tip you off, like it's something trying too hard to 'ironically' seem happy and sugary.


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Happy Sugar Life is pure innocent love.


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Nice start.


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>Asobi Asobase
>born and raised in Japan with foreign parents, can't actually speak English at all!
Hmm, where have I seen this before?


I was going to ask who you were quoting but luckily I double checked the synop before acting like a dumbass


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Huh, this is pretty decent. I'm liking the animation and composition but I do hope they tone down on the drama a little, hopefully it was only a hook and won't be the focus of the show. The badmitton sections were actually decent too.


It looks like a recent VN getting an English translation then huh


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I'm excited. After Uma Musume ended up being just a vaguely sports-themed SoL, I'm hungry for a real sports anime, and this looks like it could deliver. There will probably be a bit more badminton once all the characters and backstory are introduced and MC inevitably joins the club.


Yeah I'm not sure what Uma Musume was trying to be about to be honest, it felt really unfocused.


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The ultimate in self-insertion is back.


Back Street Girls was quite disappointing. It's more like watching an animated manga. Hope someone would release subs for it.


Back street isn't back huh


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O-Oh my..


is it just me or is there lots of yaoi this season?


I'm not sure? At least I didn't pick up any and it doesn't feel like there's a huge amount of yaoi to my eyes.


Ever since Free! I feel like there's been a lot of yaoi every season but I'm not sure if I'm just noticing it more or if it's an actual thing


Fujoshi are becoming a larger market share each year so it's an actual thing


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She's really cute
I dunno if this show is actually worth picking up with such an edgy name and all but I might watch it just for her.


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I take it back this is actually quite interesting
I recommend anyone interested to pick it up and give it a shot, it's a bit edgy but it still works, kind of.


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It's here.


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Damn, Matsuzaka is terrifying.


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Oh my god I love her already


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I don't even like the manga that much, but i'm still excited for this.

I can't remember the manga perfectly, but I remember this scene really standing out, so I kind of wish they made a bigger deal of it and maybe ended episode 1 with it instead of the bags.
By ending it with the horror side rather than the romance side, it gave the impression that "this has some romance but it's really a horror!!!". When the appeal to me is that it was supposed to be the opposite, where no matter what terrible things happen, their love is what it always comes back to.
Curious if this scene still stood out to anime-only watchers though.

That's all one big nitpick though, overall the show seems about right.


I think it stood out
But yes, I do think they shouldn't have ended on the bag. There's the obvious issue that there really isn't another place to put it, it doesn't fit at the start of an episode.


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Ah that's cute


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Man this scene is even cuter in the anime


Is the perspective weird? Or is she just tiny?


she is very tiny
and I suspect she doesn't even exist BUT IT'S JUST MY THEORY PLS DON'T SPOIL ME IF IT'S TRUE


>she is very tiny
Cute! I'll have to check this one out then.


her voice is kinda grating, tho…..


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Last week, I thought this'd be the most forgettable idol anime since Million Doll. This week, it's something else.

The animation's iffy. I don't mind that too much, and in fact it may well end up being a good thing - if they keep it consistent until the end, they'll have managed their budget better than a lot of anime.

Other aspects aren't shining either, though. Three episodes in, it's time for character-centric episodes to introduce all the girls, which is a good thing. With run-of-the-mill character archetypes and conflicts, it's a well-trodden path, yet the staff seemed to get lost. The resolution was rushed to the point that it seemed to come out of nowhere.

Boy I love me some bottom-of-the-barrel idol anime, this season's going to be fun.


Is this Revue Starlight or something?


It's something.

Revue Starlight's looking good so far, it'll probably end up somewhere between "it's admirable someone put so much effort into this" and legit AOTS contender. This is Ongaku Shoujo, the anime you don't even remember not giving a shit about.


I never even heard about it.
Guess I'll give it a shot when I have time, at least. I really need to watch Starlight too.


Actually, I do remember when the Ongaku Shoujo OVA came out, and I remember watching it, but I couldn't tell you a single plot point if my life depended on it.


What's it even based off? Is it from an LN or something? Is there an actual idol group involved or?


It was an original for Anime Mirai 2015. How it got a TVA, I have no idea.


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More news from anime you don't care about.

They did not keep the animation consistent. It started out poor and has since hit depths you only see every few years.

The writing and pacing have gotten worse too. Important dramatic twists are introduced at the very last second and resolved just as swiftly. It's honestly at a level that sometimes makes the story hard to follow.

This week's big emotional moment involved a grade schooler teaching her classmates how to clap their hands, thus immediately making friends with them. This happened during a performance where our heroines, quite conveniently for the animators, decided not to dance very much, and stopped singing after three or four verses, at which the audience was thrilled.

We've been graced with a few top-grade QUALITY moments, but I found this scene more telling of the way this anime is managed. Panning stills for an idol performance, followed by a shot of the audience in the most fluid animation in the last three episodes - now THAT's innovation. You don't make history by sticking to the beaten path, after all.


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And in completely different idol news, this short anime is exactly what the Bang Dream franchise needed. This kind of in-joke short probably won't draw in many new viewers, but it does a great job of keeping the love alive among fans, and for us anime-only people it also explores many characters that didn't get enough screentime in the main series.


oh wow
I feel sorry for everyone involved
The animators, the song-writers, the writers, the director, the audience…


I've been watching them tier:
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Harukana Receive
Jashin-chan Dropkick

I stopped watching them tier:
Isekai Maou

I still plan on watching them at some point tier:
Happy Sugar Life
Banana Fish
Yamas S3


Did you not watch Asobi Asobase? Also get on Yamas already it's comforting and soothing and heals your broken heart even as it makes you feel old as heck

You know I'm not a big fan of idol anime, but didn't BanG Dream flop or something, or is it actually doing well? I know it had a fairly workable mobage so it can't have fell apart but is it popular enough to continue as a franchise for the foreseeable future, do you think?


My opinion is almost entirely uninformed, as I don't follow news on how commercially successful stuff is, on account on how I give no shits about that, and I specifically stay away from news about mobage. Some cool new cover song coming out once in a while is pretty much all I hear about Bang Dream. But I wouldn't be surprised if they were doing a better job of keeping their users around than most of the competition, as it seems to me the mobage market is being quickly saturated with generic crap.


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I was originally going to watch Asobi Asobase because there was an American girl, but then there were American girls in Harukana Receive so I lost interest.

I'll watch Yamas when I finish S2.


Why do I get the distinct impression that you are the guy who's been promising to finish S2 for the past three months…


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Me? No way! Why would you think that?!


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Ouch, my ears


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Frogs pls go and stay go.

I'm glad someone else is watching Starlight though, it's turned out to be really good. If the final two episodes deliver, and I see no reason why they wouldn't, it'll easily be my AotS.


I heard Revue Starlight wasn't getting subbed though…


You might have misunderstood. The official subs ripped from Sentai are hot garbage; in the first episode they managed to fuck up, among other things, by turning 「有名だよ」 into "it's my dream".
Fortunately, as you may remember from the ancient era before streaming sites licensed everything, there are there weirdos called "fansubbers" who sometimes actually know what they're doing. Three or four groups picked up Starlight, and at least two of them are still covering it.


>turning 「有名だよ」 into "it's my dream".
You know, I've been toying forever with the idea of mistranslating a show by pretending to mistake words and phrases that sound alike, as a joke for the nip-enabled. It turns out real incompetence is way bolder and funnier than any pun I can come up with.


Oh I see
I saw threads for it on 4/a/ but they were basically bitching and moaning about subs never ever and some moonspeakers ranting about how it was going to be AotS
Glad to hear it's living up to its start. What group do you recommend?


I think ACSS were the best subs, but they disappeared recently, so for the sake of consistency I'd say Chyuu-PAS for quality, FlySubs for speed.


I see, I think I'll go with Chyuu then since the show is almost over


Here are my "thoughts" (in "short"):

• Anime of the Season (AOTS): Asobi Asobase
First & last episodes were a little bit weak, but every other episode made me laugh out loud several times.
Overall: Greatest.

• Anime of the Season Had Asobi Asobase Not Been A Thing (AOTSHAANBAT): Happy Sugar Life, surprisingly enough
Surprisingly good psych horror. The one time they really went all out of with the edgy violence it hits you like a sack of bricks. Also a great example of how anime can simply LOOK good. Give the director a medal or something.
Overall: Good.

• Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
Konosuba but about 35% as funny and very very lewd. Trashy but kinda fun. Surprisingly "standard" isekai, especially in the second half.
Overall: Positive meh.

• Satsuriku no Tenshi
Still not actually finished airing but w/e. Similar to Happy Sugar Life in that it looks like garbage but turned out to be weirdly captivating. Maybe my brain just ain't work right and I like this sort of anime. Unlike Happy Sugar Life, it does get a bit cliche and cheesy, but the setting and the characters are just interesting enough that you want to keep watching to find out how it ends.
Also, it's adapted from a motherf***ing RPGMaker game!
Overall: Good.

• Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san
Imagine ecchi but with lots of bad characters and even worse humor. Imagine the bad character and even worse humor slowly taking over the show and crowding out the ecchi. Some series just need to swallow their pride and settle for being a short.
Overall: Bad.




• Hataraku Saibou
Cool concept, boring and repetitive execution.
Overall: Negative meh.

• Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
For me it was really hit-or-miss, and unforunately mostly misses. Perhaps on a worse season it could've stood out better. I am sure many will shed tears at hearing that I disliked this show, but don't worry, we'll pull through this together. Everything will be diejoubu.
Overall: Positive meh.

• Jashin-chan Dropkick
Cute little thing. Not much LOL humor here, just lots of dumb things that happen on screen for 20 minutes then you forget all about it and move on with your life.
Overall: Positive meh.

• Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki
Unsurprisingly boring.
Overall: Negative meh.

• Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou
Did ANYONE watch this? Did I even watch this? MAL says I saw 4 episodes before dropping it but I honestly couldn't tell you a single thing that happened in those 80 minutes. This may be the single most generic bullshit shounen vampire shit I have ever seen. IF indeeed I've seen it.
Overall: Bad.

• Stinker of the Season (SOTS): Island
I dunno why I even bothered.
Overall: Bad.

Looking back Summer 2018 was an okay+ season. Elevated mostly thanks to Asobi Asobase shining out like a beautiful butt laser.


Hataraku Saibou was good until the Cancer arc where the dumb drama got boring. I'm surprised you even bothered with Yuragi-sou, I don't think I saw anyone watching or talking about it anywhere. It's one of the ecchi manga that sells based on its lewd artwork, not on its story.

Speaking of ecchi with lewd artwork, I heard Bokuben is getting an anime, so I hope it'll be good.


>I'm surprised you even bothered with Yuragi-sou
hey, i have needs, too!


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Repeating myself from /r/ive a bit:

I thought of opening a thread and recommending this series several times, but I'm glad I didn't. It started out an okay-ish thriller with cool character and an interesting setting. A bit wordy (it is based on an RPGmaker game) but otherwise fine.
But then right around ~ep11 it took a sharp left turn into nonsenseville. Before that, the series was mostly about the fun adventure of edgeboy and his pet gaijin girl, killing off ridiculous and unique villains one by one. But then, Mr. Priest turns from just "the 4th guy they need to kill" into some sort of mastermind ultra-villain who is omniscient but is really cheeky about it. Then the most annoying of the previous 3 villains comes back to life.
I was willing to overlook it at first, hoping that once they move on from Mr. Priest's floor it'll be over, but it never really ends. It just kept digging in and made less and less sense the more it dragged on.
That "witch trial" was a real turning point.

So yeah. Don't watch.

I may be wrong about this, but isn't it implied that Rachel ended up killed herself? Like, seeing Zaku for that one last time was a hallucination?

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