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Tsurii

@Phazon he's an actual mod, smartass

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@Phazon You wanna be banned? Watch it.

Don't start backseat modding ok

Gray star means mod, I am one....and so is @Octane. And right now you're on very thin ice.

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I suppose in posting that image I'm the one backseat modding, but it's just too perfect.


Anyway, let's talk amine and mangos! I watched Azumanga Daioh a while ago and thought it was really sweet. Not a lot happened, and the world didn't get saved, but it was fun to be along for the ride. Are there any similarly charming shows that aren't overly cloying or contrived in their cuteseyness? I thought of lot of Azumanga's charm was in the earnestness of its eccentricity, but I've seen a fair few shows where such 'endearingness' feels really forced, and I've grown a bit over-sensitive to it.

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I'd be hard-pressed to think of one off the top of my head. Closest would be Nichijou, but that's more like if the occasional over-the-top and weird jokes of Azumanga started taking over everything.

Well there is School Rumble. I love it (even more than Azumanga) but it is much more of a romantic comedy sort of thing.

It's interesting because I feel like a lot of comedy anime are inspired by Azumanga but none of them are quite the same.

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Azumanga did make me think of School Rumble when I started watching, which made me love it even more. lol

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Phazon

Tsurii wrote:

@Phazon he's an actual mod, smartass

Well obviously I didn't know that, smartass.

Didn't realise a Star meant mod/admin ect..

Besides, this is my last post in this thread, not setting foot in here anymore so ridicule me as much as you want (which you'll probably go back to doing asap)

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Krull

Any recommendations for Netflix (UK) anime? I thoroughly enjoyed Hunter x Hunter, probably as much as any other series I've seen, only to discover that Netflix randomly failed to buy the last 20 or so episodes, cutting off midway through an arc. Then I just started watching Case Closed today, only to find the 50-odd episodes start from about #748 in the series. Weird.

As a side note, I'm not into mecha (so no Code Geass), and I've already seen and enjoyed FMA, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, among others.

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RR529

@Krillin_, don't watch anything localized by Funimation on Netflix, as they always short them on episodes for whatever reason. Granted, I'm not sure who localizes HunterXHunter in the UK, but Funimation does in the US, along with FMA:B & Ghost in the Shell: Arise, which are also missing their final episodes on Netflix (the latter of which is only 4 episodes in total, so it's not just Netflix trying to scrimp out on 100+ episode series).

As for recommendations, I've really only watched mecha series on Netflix so far, so I can't help you further.

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Krull

@RR529 Appreciate the feedback, anyway! Might try Kill La Kill - it does at least appear to be complete.

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Tsurii

@Krillin_ that one's pretty fun to watch, just don't try to think too much about the story lol

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crimsontadpoles

@Krillin_ Netflix UK was fine for me when I watched Kill la Kill, and wasn't missing any of the main episodes (can't remember if it had the OVA). That was over a year ago, so something could have changed since then. Kill la Kill is my favourite anime, so I highly recommend giving it a try, just don't take it too seriously.

Netflix did annoy me in the past back when they removed Death Note shortly before I was going to watch it.

RR529

@Krillin_, yeah, Kill la Kill should be fine, since it's Sentai Filmworks I believe (at least here in the US). Anything localized by Sentai, Aniplex, or Netflix themselves should be complete.

Watched it when Toonami showed it over here. Not one of my favorites, but it was a pretty fun time.

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Kill La Kill is licensed by Aniplex. Also, Hunter x Hunter is a VizMedia license. Just wanted to point that out...you can find that info on MyAnimeList for pete's sake...no need to guess...

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Wandering Son isn't particularly cloying but it does stink of artificiality as it's cast of kids sometimes are less kids than they are devices by which the writer stages things that alienate the me that knows my twelve-year-old self. They just meet too many of the right people and ruminate on the nature of orientation with too much class.

But, if you'll allow for that disconnect -wherein you're bitter for their good fortune and smarts - it'll give you childhood in an adult's way (with so much artful and iridescent lighting that it's broken me).

Kind of hard to blame a writer for manipulating their fiction but I powered through it!

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RR529

Aldnoah Zero (Netflix)

Story/Characters - Mecha series set in an alternate reality where the moon landing lead to the discovery of the advanced technology of a dead Martian civilization, where war breaks out between a revived Martian Empire (founded by the scientists who first colonized the planet) and the Earth, and the local guys & gals are heavily outgunned. In terms of plot it doesn't really do anything new (actually, season one even sort of reminded me of Iron Blooded Orphans with their basic goal), but it's not bad by any means & does it's job, and I really appreciated the focus on winning by strategy over insurmountable odds. None of the main cast really stood out to me (other than maybe Yuki), but I didn't dislike anyone either. My only disappointments were that we never really learned the history behind the Mars civilization, and I wish Inaho & Aseylum found a way to be together.

Animation/Art - Everything really looks nice & clean, and the action really shines. I loved the design of the Earth's catifracts (the mechs), especially the green glow of the computer monitors on the inside (call me old fashioned, but I've always loved that look), while Mars' were more hit & miss, especially since they often were centered around some gimmick that didn't always seem exactly practical.

Music/VA - Seemed to fit the tone, and while it got me pumped from time to time, I'm really not the best person to discuss music in general. Watched it dubbed for convenience, as dubs never bothered me.

Content Guide (None, Low, Mid, High, Extreme)

Language: Mid - Nothing too crass. About the same level as your typical JRPG.

Violence: Mid - It is a war series afterall. Nothing too gruesome or gory, but it does feature it's fair share of blood (streaming down one's face, or pooling at a gunshot wound type stuff).

Sex/Nudity: Low - There's two or three shower/bath scenes throughout the series, but nothing is shown, and I don't think they were presented in a fanservicy way (in fact, the first one is quite a serious scene). There's a beach scene at the start of season 2, but again, it's about as tame as you could expect.

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Spoony_Tech

Anybody watch the newly released Death Note on netflix yet? Just got done watching it and they couldn't have done a better job casting L. While I didn't like some of the changes it still was a good movie and worth the watch.

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@Spoony_Tech Good to hear! I can't quite bring myself to watch an Americanised Death Note, even though I like the idea of Willem Dafoe voicing Ryuk. I just fear it would ruin my memories of watching the anime. Netflix are pretty good, though, so I'm sure they've done it some justice.

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crimsontadpoles wrote:

Death Note isn't my favourite anime, but it's one of those shows that I think is very hard to improve upon.

I mean, if they aired the first 20 or so episodes again except changed it to that SPOILER doesn't die and continued from there, literally everyone would agree it would've been better so...

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