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kkslider5552000

I started watching Robotics;Notes, which I've been planning to watch basically since it came out. I'm not gonna assume it's gonna be as good as Steins;Gate but I'm interested in where it's going to go nonetheless.

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kkslider5552000

I'm just here to remind people to watch Little Witch Academia, because it is the best.

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CanisWolfred

kkslider5552000 wrote:

I'm just here to remind people to watch Little Witch Academia, because it is the best.

...Yeah, I needed that reminder. I haven't booted up Netflix in quite some time, so I keep forgetting about it.

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Ralizah

Actually watched a few episodes of LWA last night. It's... okay. Most of the stuff I like about it is stuff I like about every Studio Trigger anime. The dumb protagonist reminds me of the main characters in almost every shounen anime I've seen in the last decade.

But, you know, it's wholesome and cute. That's probably enough.

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Spanjard

CanisWolfred wrote:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

I'm just here to remind people to watch Little Witch Academia, because it is the best.

...Yeah, I needed that reminder. I haven't booted up Netflix in quite some time, so I keep forgetting about it.

I wanted to love it. On a personal level, and even though it’s considered cliche, I found that the intro was perfect. I loved everything about it. Till... he went to the actual academy and things went down rapidly for me. Just everything from characters, pacing and quality overall. I was really offended and gave one more episode a go, but it didn’t convince me to continue watching.

Did I watch filler or something? I’m curious if other people felt the same. I’m also open to continue watching if things get better, because I really liked it.

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Ralizah

What's everyone watching this season? Lots of interesting shows lately.

For me:

  • Cutie Honey Universe
  • Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Persona 5: The Animation
  • Magical Girl Site (SO edgy)
  • Magical Girl Ore

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CanisWolfred

@Ralizah

All the oldies-made-newies. I even watched a ton of trailers last night to be sure, but no, all I currently am interested in this season are all based on old classics, save for My Hero Academia S3, since that's just a modern classic.

  • Cutie Honey Universe
  • Lupid the Third -Part V-
  • Fist of the Blue Sky ReGenesis
  • GeGeGe no Kitaro
  • Full Metal Panic! Invincible Victory (I see what you did there...Part I.V.)
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
  • MEGALOBOX (And I'm not even a boxing fan. It just looks that cool)

Sadly, Cutie Honey is looking like it'll be exclusive to Sentai's paid site that looks just as bad as The Anime Network, so...that's at the bottom of my priority list at the moment. I haven't even been able to watch Legend of Galactic Heroes legally through that POS...I'll probably have to resort to fansubs again...

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Tsurii

@Ralizah

Nothing overly exciting I'd say. Pretty much just HeroAca (because sequel + I wanna see my favorite characters in action), Franxx (which seems to make reviewers INCREDIBLY stupid), Megalo Box looks like it could become something I can really get into and then Hinamatsuri because I need my obligatory moeblob show, also helps when its humor is right up my alley.

Other than that, figuring out what to stick with I guess. I might check out Magical Girl Site because I usually get a kick out of those super edgy Mahou Shoujo series and maybe I'll catch up on WIXOSS, if I'm really bored, I kind of stopped bothering after the movie.

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CanisWolfred

@Tsurii As in the reviewers are saying incredibly stupid things in an attempt to be funny, ie user reviews/blog reviewers thirsty for hits? Or did a bunch of people jump on it to say it's disappointing? I haven't seen it yet (Knew it'd go on for more than 1 season, so I decided I'd hold off so I could binge it in one go), so I'm hoping for the former than the latter...not that it ever matters to me. I rarely pay attention to anime reviews, or really any critique of non-interactive mediums, since there's so much that hinges on personal experience and expectations going in that I the reviews themselves are counter-intuitive to why I read reviews in the first place: To know whether or not a piece of media will be worth my time.

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Tsurii

@CanisWolfred nah, I meant it literally seems to make some people dumb as ****

So far, up to episode 14 or w/e they're on, it was pretty easy to comprehend. Not because it's overly simple or in your face, but because the writing is actually that good. I really enjoy how they're pacing everything and how it all starts to slowly come together.

But a bunch of people don't seem to understand anything. Now I'm not sure if that's them being disappointed by...something and latching onto trivial crap or if they legitimately don't see things the story is conveying but I can't understand how anyone wouldn't be able to piece everything together on their own.
It also seems like a ton of people don't understand the concept of a character arc all of a sudden, it's weird.

I don't really fall back on reviews to see what I like or don't like or even to see how others think of something all the time (that's why I'm talking to people in person after all, because I prefer actually discussing stuff with friends at our own pace rather than just "reacting" to opinion pieces) but sometimes you get curious, y'know
And for some reason it always ends with me being kinda irritated by people who don't seem to get the most obvious things (I was watching Killing Bites, because it was actually quite enjoyable, surprisingly enough, and it's astonishing how many people don't recognize characters they watched for 13 weeks lol)

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RR529

@Ralizah, I haven't kept up with the whatever the current season is in quite awhile, so I have no idea what's currently going on in the world of anime, lol.

I just usually wait until something interesting pops up for streaming on Netflix, or for purchase on the digital storefronts (like Amazon Video or Google Play). Of course, there are some disadvantages (I don't think Sentai or Aniplex release anything on the digital storefronts... for whatever reason), but there are advantages as well (I know I won't have to deal with the broadcast censorship that's still present in the Crunchyroll streams, as they simulcast the TV versions).

The last thing I watched was A.I.C.O. Incarnation on Netflix, which was decent, even if a bit short.

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kkslider5552000

Spanjard wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

I'm just here to remind people to watch Little Witch Academia, because it is the best.

...Yeah, I needed that reminder. I haven't booted up Netflix in quite some time, so I keep forgetting about it.

I wanted to love it. On a personal level, and even though it’s considered cliche, I found that the intro was perfect. I loved everything about it. Till... he went to the actual academy and things went down rapidly for me. Just everything from characters, pacing and quality overall. I was really offended and gave one more episode a go, but it didn’t convince me to continue watching.

Did I watch filler or something? I’m curious if other people felt the same. I’m also open to continue watching if things get better, because I really liked it.

No, you're just flatly wrong.

also you're complaining about pacing of a Trigger show but have a One Piece avatar. Dude, cmon.

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Ralizah

Watched Otomo Katsuhiro's Memories tonight. I've owned the DVD for years, but have just now got around to it. While not all of the three films were equally compelling (the first one, "Magnetic Rose," is significantly better than the other two), it was a pretty wonderful experience all around. The animation is some of the best I've ever seen: almost completely hand-drawn 90's animation, and given the film's apparently large animation budget, everything is super-detailed and beautiful to look at.

@Tsurii I really need to watch Darling in the FranXX. The premise seems like it could make for a supremely stupid or weirdly insightful show. Maybe it's like Kill la Kill and is kind of a mixture of both.

@CanisWolfred Speaking of oldies-made-newbies, I really need to get around to watching all of the original run of Cardcaptor Sakura so that I can move on to Clear Card. I absolutely loved what I saw of it, but I had to stop halfway through for financial reasons (and wasn't about to watch the bastardized dub). It's too bad all of my VHS anime got lost along the way, as I'd be super nostalgic watching the subbed VHS tapes again.

It's crazy we're getting straight-up sequels to pretty ancient anime at this point (FMP and CCS). Not to mention another, more classic looking iteration of Cutie Honey!

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Tsurii

@Ralizah it's not really like Kill la Kill. I'd actually say the closest comparison would be Evangelion + Gurren Lagann with a hint of Shaft's framing (not their randomass cuts to, mostly, unrelated crap, but how they switch the format of a shot or show the general area for a second or two within conversations or exposition)

I actually enjoy it more for its character interactions and World building than the action sequences, and that's not saying the action stuff isn't good. That stuff is pretty cool as well.

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Krull

I've been working my way through Trigun on Netflix recently. Just a couple of episodes to go. I was a bit put off by the art style to begin with, but it's turned out to be a terrific series.

Netflix is upping its game, isn't it? One Punch Man has recently landed too, so that'll be on my list.

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kkslider5552000

So between the new FLCL and finally airing MHA, Toonami is finally picking up again. Thank god, I've been so worried about them for like a year. They've been hurting in a post-streaming world for a while, and even most of the good series they've been getting have honestly been like...a 7/10.

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GameOtaku

Picked up the Dragonhalf Omnibus Collection 1 over the weekend and it's an amazing read really hilarious. Makes me want to watch the 2 episode series of Dragonhalf just to see the zaniness in motion.

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CanisWolfred

@GameOtaku I remember that one...it was really weird...also unfinished.

Also, I recall one of the members here bringing up Gigguk's youtube channel, and I finally watched some stuff there a few eeks ago. TL;DR His stuff can be both funny and insiteful so long as he's talking about more general anime topics instead of focusing on one particular series. But really, I'm only mentioning that because his most recent video about anime that inspired him (along with his life cycle of an anime fan video) served to remind me how...out of touch I am with a lot of modern anime fandom. I fell off the seasonal wagon a while ago - I know I bring it up every season, but only because I like the discussion as a topic. I'll admit that I never actually keep up with anything week-to-week. I just don't handle schedules well, period. That'll never be my thing.

Even outside of that, though, I'm also reminded that I laser-focused my viewing habits, to the point where a lot of stuff just gets outright ignored. I'm not necessarily saying that's a bad thing, but it's part of why I don't even really talk about anime that much anymore. In that video, while it was neat to hear about his experience watching a show that connected with him...a lot of it ultimately fell flat for me, because the show in question just looked utterly boring to me, and I really couldn't focus on it. I can't stand contemporary settings in fiction, so when I encounter scenes that look like they were pulled straight out of a Royal Carribean Cruises commercial, I just started tuning it out, I had to switch tabs to keep focused on what he was saying. Mind you, I don't ever think that I'll ever get to the point where I do care about contemporary fiction, nor do I feel that should be necessary, but I never thought it would get to the point where I couldn't even relate to someone else who is sharing what I otherwise felt was a well-thought out and constructive narrative about how it made them feel...that's a bit worrying for me...

I dunno what to do about it, though. I guess I don't really watch anime-related opinion videos very often anyways, but I was also reminded that I did have a lot of fun talking about anime, and would like to do more of that. That might prove more difficult than I anticipated, though, if this recent experience is anything to go by.

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HeavenlyHalberd

Has anyone here read Ubel Blatt? I need something to fill the Berserk void in my life. How good is the world-building and characters?

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RR529

In a collaboration with Funimation, June's Japan Crate will be My Hero Academia themed. It'll have a special MHA themed manga-zine, collector's pin, and will loosely theme it's snack selection around the series.

I'm sure it'll be handled a lot like the Attack on Titan themed box they did back in January, which I'm sure you can look up online to get an idea.

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