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kkslider5552000

I go back and forth on whether Mob Psycho is merely great or one of the best anime I've ever seen. I just finished season 2, and it's gonna be a while until I decide just how much I liked it.

At this point I do definitely like Mob Psycho more than One Punch Man though. Not just because season 2 of OPM sucked, but also Mob Psycho feels like its more focused on being about something other than "amusing shonen parody with some heart".

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Magician

Watched Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge.

Not bad, it's a nice primer before the MK live action reboot arrives on HBO Max this weekend.

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PlusUltra

@_Dan Berserk is good, it'll scare your overalls off but its good.

@kkslider5552000 its definitely one of the best I have seen for me. Maybe I like it more because of how more emotional it gets plus I guess it has more depth like what you guys are saying, but I definitely like one punch man a whole lot too.

@Magician DC Movies go hard so I knew it was going to be special. I havent played every or even half of all mk games so I definitely appreciate seeing the origin story I either missed or didnt know.

Around the time of it's announcement i had actually been watching and enjoying the history of mortal kombat characters on YouTube.

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RR529

Senran Kagura (Funimation) - Anime adaptation of the (in)famous gaming franchise of the same name, following the misadventures of a group of female ninja students.

Season one, "Ninja Flash", is an apt adaptation of the main series games. It has a surprising level of quality that you wouldn't expect of a franchise of this nature, with the animation quality hitting highs I'm not quite used to seeing in fanservice focused fare, and it does a good job of following the narrative of the first game pretty closely (only with some of the personal character dynamics glossed over due to the short 12 episode run time). Of course being Senran Kagura it is consistently lewd & full of innuendo, so it's definitely an acquired taste, but it does seem to have some level of restraint as it stops just short of full on nudity (even during bathing scenes there's always a conveniently placed gathering of steam or some such), and it even brings the girls' male teacher in on the innuendo (though admittedly only two instances from memory).

Season two, "Shinovi Versus", takes a pretty big dip in quality however. Animation quality takes quite a noticeable hit, and any sense of restraint or "witty" innuendo is completely thrown out in favor of almost constant wall to wall nudity (nudity in and of itself probably isn't a con if you're watching a Senran Kagura anime in the first place, but the problem is that it's so constant that it's depiction is just as cheaply animated as every other aspect of the show. I mean, fanservice shows generally know where to spend their animation points in this regard, but here? I swear there was a moment where a nipple wasn't lined up right, partially floating in mid-air). Narratively it seems to jump ahead several games as well, with the girls (and presumably the audience) already acquainted with the girls of Gessen academy, the new group of Hebijo students, & a group of Shrine Maiden (as well as the existence of Yoma, demonic enteties at odds with the ninja). It does try to take an emotional turn with the story by the end, but the constant silliness of the first half along with the bloated cast keeps it from really being effective.

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KonoRobinMaskDa676

I have recently read Kinnikiman Nisei (Also known as Ultimate Muscle in the VIZ Media Translation) an amazing wrestling manga with great action,violence, perverted humor, manly moments and great characters.

It's the sequel of the well-known-in-Japan manga called: Kinnikuman which was also a wrestling manga in the 80's but because it was printed on Shonen Jump, which was a magazine aimed at boys in elementary school and High school, it wasnt as violent as Nisei but still had some violent moments.
Kinnikuman Nisei wasn't printed on Shonen Jump....It was printed in THE WEEKLY PLAYBOY (Weird choise....but ok) that why Nisei featured more. gruesome imagery than Kinnikuman.

It's a great manga that I absolutely recommend it regardless if you are a wrestling fan or not.

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PlusUltra

The latest episodes' of dragon quest Dai and one piece are easily the best episodes of each. Both were utterly amazing.

Episode 3 story content of shaman king remake is what got me into the series. I was hoping for sequels to it and dragon quest Dai but as far as remakes go both are good.

As an old school wrestling fan I realized i might have judged Ultimate muscle prematurely and perhaps i should try again but subbed if possible.

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KonoRobinMaskDa676

@PlusUltra Its a great manga in my opinion.
The anime adaptation is fine enough.
if you want to watch some of the episodes here you go: https://archive.org/details/kinnikuman-nisei/Kinnikuman/20673...
It's quite enjoyable, but still you have to read themanga as its superior to the anime.
Heres where you can find some Nisei Volumes (1-6):
https://herculesfactory.tumblr.com/main_catalog its not complete,but its the only way to read the manga
Avoid Ultimate Choujin.
The subs aren;t best, but this the best that exist right now because the series is noutorious for being really hard to find in English ESPACIALLY the manga, as not all the chapters have been translated.

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Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (HiDive via VRV) - Anime set in a fantasy world where human adventures obtain blessings from the gods (who've decended to Earth to live amongst humanity in exchange for most of their divine abilities) in order to fight monsters, it follows the adventures of young Bell Crenel, a soft hearted adventurer who wants to be a hero and is the only member of the Familia of the goddess Hestia (a Familia being a group of humans blessed by the same god or goddess, a guild of sorts).

Based on the name I assumed it was going to be fanservicy schlock, and while it does feature some (as well as harem tropes), it's actually much tamer in that regard than I imagined it to be, and it ended up being a genuinely good fantasy series. The animation has a general high quality to it with some of the key fights having absolutely beautiful choreography, it has great character growth, can get surprisingly dark, and the politics/rivalries between the various Familia that were starting to be explored more in the second season were really interesting. I wasn't at first too big on the idea that the world essentially operates as a video game dungeon crawler (without being a video game), but the character arcs ended up being so good that I ultimately didn't care.

I only watched the first two seasons with their accompanying OVAs (light hearted affairs which are a bit heavier on the fanservice), but I know there's a third season, a spin-off, & a movie as well, so it's definitely a series I'll be returning to.

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KonoRobinMaskDa676

@PlusUltra ????

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kkslider5552000

My only experience with the series is back in the day playing the GCN game they put out (which was a very good one) and watching what I believe was the final arc of the Ultimate Muscle dub. But it was a positive experience with both, especially the game which was just really good.

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KonoRobinMaskDa676

@kkslider5552000 Oh yeah.....
Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. New Generation.
I still have it in my collection, and play it sometimes with some friends.
We're always having a blast playing all the different charasters and doing the awesome Specials
Really fun wrestling game that was overshadowed by other games on the GC.

Heck, some GameSpot editors named the game the best GameCube game of the year( June 2002) and was even nominated with the award of: "The Best Game No One Played"

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Kiddy Grade (Funimation) - Early 00's sci-fi anime that follows the exploits of Eclair & Lumiere, a pair of secret agents for the G.O.T.T. (Galactic Organization of Trade & Tariffs) who are sent out to settle disputes between planets, stifle violent uprisings, tackle organized crime syndicates, and all that good stuff. Eclair has superhuman strength & a multipurpose weapon disguised as lipstick (can be used as a whip/rope or an explosive agent), while Lumiere has the ability to naturally interface/hack into computer systems & carries weaponized wine bottles (hey, it's anime).

It's okay, but nothing spectacular. The first half of the series is probably it's high point, as while it's more episodic in nature (with only the occasional hint at something deeper) it's fun enough, however when it's revealed that the government organization they work for isn't as noble as first believed (surprise, surprise) & the pair finds themselves on the outs, the show can't seem to pick a lane & introduces some huge dynamic shifting twist every other episode that refocuses who the big bad is (and other smaller twists just for the heck of it, such as a surprise parentage twist in the second to last episode that has absolutely no bearing on the narrative) & involves clones, shape shifters, & new bodies for old characters just to make things seem deeper than they really are. It ultimately comes down to a huge space battle with a massive Macross style starship/giant robot hybrid where a bunch of characters pull off a bunch of fancy contrived abilities that aren't really explained, but it's a fun watch. Probably my favorite part of the show were the "commercial bumpers" that anime tend to have in the middle of the episode, in this case artwork of the characters in various different anime stylings that changed every episode.

No idea how Funimation labeled it as merely TV-PG though. It has (very light) fanservice throughout (including one random instance of nudity about halfway through) & it can get very bloody at times.

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Blooper987

I just finished Konosuba and I absolutely loved it. One of the best english dub voice casts I've heard! Hopefully there will be a season 3!

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