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I guess I'll be watching Index III simply because it's Index, and I might give Goblin Slayer a chance. Not much else seems to be standing out to me.
Seriously, fucking Fairy Tail?
I'll definitely be picking up
>Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
Since they'll probably be good, and
For sequels. I'm a little worried about jumping right into Index, considering how long it's been since S2.
Also rolling the dice on
>Release the Spyce
>Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru
And special shoutout to Zombieland Saga, which promises to be an absolute clusterfuck.
Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!
Hora, Mimi ga Mieteru yo!
Not watching Index III because I've never seen the other 'dexs, because they were so popular and posted so much back in old '09 4/a/ that it always felt like I had watched them even when I hadn't and thus had no motivation to do so.
i cant wait to watch vampire girl!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gee I wonder what streaming service it will crop up on
I've read a few chapters of the Goblin Slayer manga. I'll give the anime a try and if it turns out to be good I'll pick up the manga again.
I'll most likely be watching raildex and Bunnygirl looks interesting. The Zombieland thumbnail reminds of Youjitsu, I'll give it at least three episodes.
Whoa, our posts were mere seconds apart!
Goblin Slayer undergoes a tone shift from rapey violence porn to more "straight" adventuring after chapter…10, I want to say, so you might give it another shot if you're interested. I think the anime will shoot past the manga though, there's not that much out and it's based on an LN after all.
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I had THIS EXACT IDEA like 2-3 years ago!!!
of course i also imagined her as a chuuni…
lots of originals this time around, huh?
I think the only thing that's really caught my attention is Jojo. This season is looking kind of weak, but it's a bit too soon to tell; the first two weeks usually determines what's good and what isn't.
I guess for the "maybe" list I'd probably pick:
>Uchi no Maid
>Senran Kagura s2
Everyone will more than likely be watching Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san. I have a feeling it'll blow up in popularity on other places.
tonari no kyuuketsuki-san
and tsurune if the fujoshi bait isn't too obvious (because I'm a faggot who likes archery)
Overall, I'm not really excited for this season.
Yeah this season is looking really weak
I don't know what Tonari is but it looks like everyone is giving it a good chance, so I think I'll pick it up too. Goblin Slayer, Maid, and Index are the only ones I'm seeing and Index I'm watching just because it's Index.
>Senran Kagura S2
Since when was there even a S1?
I have it on good authority that the Kyuuketsuki-san manga is good, and while the director of the anime doesn't particularly stand out, I somehow doubt that Gokumi will drop the ball on a CGDCT.
And if you're going to be watching cute shit, Anima Yell is the obligatory seasonal Kirara adaptation, so you can't miss that.
I'll watch Kyuuketsuki, Index, and probably Honda-san. Gonna try the maid one and Spyce, because Namori was involved.>>27392
Tell me more about this Anima Yell, I haven't read it and the summary up there didn't catch my attention at all.
It's a comedy 4koma about a dumb dojikko who wants to be a cheerleader. Very much in the vein of Comic Girls. There are a couple chapters translated if you want to give it a look.
Ahh I need to finish happy sugar and harukana before the new season starts
>>27390https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senran_Kagura#Anime>An anime television adaptation produced by Animation Studio Artland aired in Japan between January 6, 2013 and March 24, 2013.
Jeez, it's been 5 years? Feels like it was only two years ago.
Someone else was gushing over Slime and Zombieland too so I guess I'll go give those a try too
Oh wow it's a raw viewer
This show has one of the stupidest premises I've seen recently, which I guess is a point for it. Seems interesting enough.
I get the feeling Maid-san is good less because of production values and more because you can feel how much the producers cared about it (as opposed to, say, Goblin Slayer).
Is Honda-san a critique of the 'Cool Japan' initiative? Like, "Wow, thanks, I just wanted a normal comfy job at a bookshop, and now all these obnoxious gaijin are swarming the place yammering on about gay porn."
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The Sakugabooru fellas put in on their list so it can't be that far off the mark for good production values. I think this scene could have probably been much simpler artistically, but I'm not a sakuga guy myself so who knows.>>27500
I think its ambitions are nowhere near as harsh and lofty as social critique; not everything must be exceedingly intellectual and thought-provoking. After reading blogs in the past about people who have gone to Japan (teachers and software developers mostly), it just seems to display more "pleasant" challenges and difficulties of Japanese people dealing with a growing number of foreigners who "get" parts of the culture somehow. Best skit for this is the dad who came in looking for the doujin for his daughter.
I haven't seen any of the original stuff on pixiv so I can't say if it's gonna continue like this.
Fuck the sakuga booru "fellas".
Thanks for sharing
Is Conception something airing this season?
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You know, you have a point. I've also tried more shows than usual with only a couple of obvious drops. I can't tell why this is happening, as I've had about as many pleasant surprises as disappointments.
Meanwhile, in Watching Anime So You Don't Have To, that imouto thing. Don't bother. It's completely straight siscon/harem wish fulfilment with none of the things that made recent titles like imosae interesting or watchable. No new twists on the genre, shit writing, no appealing character designs, no consistent animation already in episode 1.
To elaborate on the writing, imagine a person had watched oreimo or some other flagship and decided that it was too subtle. That only his superior intellect had allowed him to grasp that when the imouto says she doesn't like her brother, she means she does like him - and that the general public would therefore need more obvious hints in order to pick that up. Now further imagine that person had a strict rule of only writing when horny. That person might well have written this.
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Join the club.
I had the idea for a zombie idol group back in 2015.
Anyone else feel like Kyuuketsuki-san is missing something important for a CGDCT show? I don't know what it might be, but it feels a little soulless and hollow.
I definitely agree. It feels like the sort of series that Kaos-chan would try to write, only to have her editor reject it. The mangaka is clearly trying to tick boxes, including all the elements you would expect from this sort of thing, but just sort of jams them in next to each other without making them work together in any meaningful way.
The characters don't interact well, the "puchlines" often fall flat, it doesn't take good advantage of its gimmick, and it's the exact same orthodox 4koma template, at the same tempo, repeated over and over. The anime isn't really doing it any favors either, it's just a very plain, straight-laced adaptation. I watch a lot of SoLs, and in recent memory, this is by far the one that's had the least going for it.
All that said, I haven't dropped it, because the anime may yet get to a point where the mangaka hits her stride and it actually starts coming together.
It improved a bit once it got all the low-hanging vampire jokes out of the way but it seems like it would've been better adapted as a short.
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It does seem like Anima Yell is being completely overshadowed by Lesbo Maid and Vampire Bullying. Myself, I've been pleasantly surprised by it. I was expecting a bottom-of-the-barrel kirara anime, but the characters are turning out likeable and interesting enough. It may become one of those less-known hidden gems, or it might yet come out on top of the other two if they start getting old for a lot of people (like me).
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I want to use Arima as a chair!!
I always find it amusing how it feels like 7 of the maybe 9 shows I picked up come out within the span of 36 hours
I hate that, honestly
Sucks watching everything all at one point
Yeah it sucks
Watching one show a day I can do, marathoning half a cour every week is a bit annoying
I rarely watch more than two episodes a day, so when that happens I space them out throughout the week instead. It feels good to pick and choose which ones I want to watch each day, even if sometimes I join in on the discussion two or three days late - oh well.
It's just annoying how all the 'good' shows air at the same time every season
To be fair it's basically just the weekend rush but still.>>27592
I forgot to download it actually, thanks for reminding me.
I didn't know Goblins could post on Samachan
They skipped the fucking helmet scene
Also the dwarf looks ugly in the anime
I think it's not as good as the manga or the LNs. Sure they weren't that great to begin with, but the anime cut a bunch of the cooler parts. I'm not a fan of them getting rid of the helmet scene.
Lots of my friends freaked over Goblin Slayer but its been pretty chill since first episode
nothing like Berserk or Gants thats for sure @.@
Yeah you'll have to read the manga. I don't know if the LNs are translated or how they actually are.
I didn't even know this show existed, there was no discussion of it anywhere that I saw. By your description though is it a battle harem foremost?
Maybe I'm deaf but they really all sound the same to me. I'll give it a try in any case.
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It is a romcom with additional cute girls and people punching each other.
>they really all sound the same to me
So do they to me, they're all this one awesome song that I can't get enough of.
Now after writing up that praise it's only fair to add a disclaimer: I may be biased in favour of this anime, on account of the fact that I'm dating one of the main characters, see proof attached.
This deserves more budget.
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Weird. The combination of swimsuit plus socks and shoes is one of the most arcane bits of erotic lore, known only to the highest echelons. Henneko knew about it, but how does an uninitiated anime like Anima Yell know? Unless…
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There are so many lolicon shows this season…
You know there really is a lot to criticize in this show but even the clever parts aren't nearly as clever as they're presented.
A sword of the length presented is basically an arming sword, and arming swords are good at swing cuts, yes: but they're also very efficient at stabbing (which is far more lethal than a swing) and draw cuts (which can be brutal against unarmored opponents, such as goblins). In a cave, you probably don't have room to make full swings, but you do have room to stab forward and draw back, repeatedly. As such, the fighter wasn't just underequipped (Really? Torches instead of lanterns? REALLY?), he was also just a poor fighter in general because the weapon wasn't a lethal mistake, nor was it even a mistake at all because cave systems, especially those that are being lived in, have a tendency of opening up and in those open areas a shortsword is at a large disadvantage.
Which brings me to the second problem, Goblin Slayer's weapon choice. Because look, a shortsword is a backup weapon. That means that there's no reason not to have a long weapon with a reach advantage as your primary weapon. Reach is the absolute king in fights, even in the first episode we see that because he basically uses his shield to keep a goblin far enough from him that it can't reach any good spots. Him choosing a shortsword as a primary weapon can and does bite him in the back when facing the only type of goblin that poses an actual threat to him, hobs and champions, who are already larger and have a reach advantage and tend to have very large weapons to boot. Contrary to popular belief, large weapons don't have "blind spots" near them, especially in those chambers with ample room to manoeuvre that we see those fights happening in, and a person with a dagger almost always loses to someone with a sword - the disadvantage is staggering. Goblin Slayer SHOULD be using some sort of polearm, perhaps a ranseur, or at least a hand-and-half sword as a primary weapon, switching to a shortsword as his backup or to be used in cramped quarters. There's simply no reason to use only a shortsword - you can carry more than one weapon.
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>>28091>In a cave, you probably don't have room to make full swings, but you do have room to stab forward and draw back, repeatedly.
You'd think that in a nation that fetishizes the shinsengumi, a guy writing a fantasy novel would know a thing or two about sword fighting in narrow environments.
Maybe he has a personal attachment to his short sword. This is a guy who took a vow to kill all the goblins after shit happened to him, so it's not a reach to assume that short sword has been with him through some tough times.
I'll just start downloading everything that shows up on the horriblesubs RSS feed and go from there
trying to "plan" this stuff is getting tiresome
It seems really weird that he doesn't just carry a few extra blades. People in real life carried tons of weapons, even the longbowmen of England during the Hundred Years War who were, well, bowmen, they carried backups for their backups for their backup melee weapon. You'd expect GS to just have three or four shortswords and a warpick or a mace for good measure.
Going to be entirely honest the fa/tg/uy in me was pissed when he used the scroll
He isn't a spellcaster
Only spellcasters can use scrolls, that's part of their entire point.
>>28127>Only spellcasters can use scrolls, that's part of their entire point.
Weren't scrolls explained in this setting as being able to be used by non mages?
Still rustles my jimmies
>>28130>rustles my jimmies
its okay i still love you
But seriously what's wrong with Goblin Slayer taking some conventions of traditional fantasy and changing them to suit itself?
It's already stupid enough, I don't see why the scroll should be an issue if its explained in universe that anyone can use them.
It's basically just autism because Goblin Slayer follows the other rules of 5e almost to the letter, the sign-up sheet the guild girl gives is legitimately just the 5e character sheet from the Wizards website.The Gate thing was something else stupid too, it was a near-literal deus ex machina. Sure, it was foreshadowed - at the beginning of the same episode (two episodes?) it was used. That's too close cut and too direct to count for me so it feels seriously contrived that he just has the perfect tool to solve his problems.
That's going to weigh him down.
I can understand your frustrations. I've just learned to cast aside any sort of thoughts of "wow that was stupid" when watching fantasy anime like this because almost every author uses these same conventions and then does some stupid shit to make their MC, who is almost always a self insert for the author, into a total badass. It's lmae, but it is what it is.
A shortsword weighs one pound, that's nothing, that's on the level of a bottle of soda. He could swap his chainmail for an arming doublet and save more weight if he were so concerned about that.
The real issue with Goblin Slayer is that the anime absolutely massacred the source material, and didn't even take the chance to take good creative liberties, just messed everything up.
If you were looking for a decent fantasy anime this season, then believe it or not, Slime has been pretty solid for an isekai.
It's got fat tittes, cute girls and gratuitous violence. What more do you want from a fantasy anime?
But Slime's *source* material killed off the best girl before she was even allowed to really exist
Slime has been kinda weird in that it's even more of a blatant power fantasy than most, despite the concept implying the opposite
it's lighthearted in a way that's fun but not satisfying to watch
also it had the best girl of the season and she got toasted after only 2 episodes
oh right I forgot to write my seasonal blogpost
• Goblin Slayer
Unique and interesting and the fight scenes felt slightly less boring than in most of these D&D fantasy shows. Also gets brownie points for having an actual ending. Dunno why it gets so much hate, guess that first episode set the bar too high for some people.
Overall rating: Positive meh.
• Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai
First arc made me want to die, other arcs made me want to die less. Had a certain nostalgic atmosphere to it that only school anime can capture.
Overall rating: Positive meh.
• Zombieland Saga
OKAY GOGGOGO A GO GOG OGO GO GO GO GOGOGOGO GOGO GO OKAY AGO GOGOGO GO
Overall rating: Good.
• SSSS. Gridman
First ~5 episodes were boring, but it more than made up for it as it went along. In retrospective it was for the best, the slow "unraveling" of the world and the plot were great. Went 80% Eva by the end. Can actually be "analyzed" because there are slightly deeper themes at play.
Overall rating: Good, AOTS.
• Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara
I cried tears of boredom.
Overall rating: Bad.
• Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!
Made me very uncomfortable and I still don't know why. All the ingredients of a good anime are here but it just didn't click with me.
Overall rating: Negative meh.
• Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san
Charming but not very "haha" funny.
Overall rating: Negative meh.
• Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
Similar to UziMaid, only without even the authenticity. Everything about this felt calculated and soulless. I'm still angry because I came up with the idea of a vampire loli living in modern day Japan literally years ago and now that it's finally been done it was botched.
Overall rating: Bad.
• Release the Spyce
This "original" anime feels like an adaptation of a chink mobage.
Overall rating: Bad.
• Himote House
Got what I bargained for. The sexy bitcoin episode made me laugh out loud.
Overall rating: Positive meh.
• Akanesasu Shoujo
I'm always on-board with world-hopping. Animation & concept are okay, fight scenes are lacking. First arc was absolute garbage and almost made me drop it, but I'm glad I didn't. Subsequent arcs were still kinda meh but at least they were somewhat unique. I was about to mentally file this under "negative meh" when those last ~3 episodes hit like a sack of bricks. The last episode in particular was the most interesting and artistic thing to air all year. Big twist actually caught me by surprise.
Ep1-10 rating: Negative meh.
Ep11-12 rating: Good.
It was the season of shows that start out bad and then somehow get better near the end.