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Old 06-20-2017, 10:13 PM   #7501
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I hate to judge a book by its cover, because if you stuck Minami-ke onto that and I had never heard of it before, it would look like some generic moe crap, but how are we to know about those hidden gems? The importance of word of mouth.
Funny you should mention Minami-ke! For instead of watching anything that's currently airing, what I've been doing over the past month and a half has been:
  • re-watching Episodes 01-07 of Natsume's Book of Friends S4 with Yuki
  • watching the remainder of S4 with Yuki
  • re-watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with Yuki (Yuki's first time) (currently thru Ep15)
  • re-watching Minami-ke on my own, full series marathon (currently thru S1E05)
Join me, comrade! My plan is to re-watch all of:
  • Minami-ke
  • Minami-ke Okawari
  • Minami-ke Okaeri
  • Minami-ke Betsubara
  • Minami-ke Omatase
  • Minami-ke Tadaima
Then I'll watch something I've been meaning to watch for four years and discuss with you but still haven't gotten around to:
  • Minami-ke Natsuyasumi
And by the time all is said and done ... it'll probably be around September or so (maybe sooner), which is the perfect time for a certain micro project I have thought up ...

I actually just took this screencap the other day -- me, taking a screencap, of a show I've seen numerous times over the last ten years! -- because Uchida's reaction face was just too great:


This is from the scene where Makoto eggs Chiaki on to give nicknames to everyone in class -- giving rise to "Mako-chan", "Plain Yogurt", and of course her self-given title of "Hime"/"Princess". Uchida's face is in reaction to the devastation laid in Chiaki's wake.

EDIT: Also -- sooooooooooo many Bible Black faces. Much, much more than I remembered. And all of them glorious.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:11 PM   #7502
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I see you noticed that "new" OAV too, Minami-ke Natsuyasumi. I randomly decided to look up Minami-ke on Anime News Network one day to see if anything new had come out, saw that, but never got around to watching it. I'm going to download and watch that shee ott right now!
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:20 PM   #7503
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The awfulness of the past few seasons has given me ample opportunity to work on telecom stuff. It cost me $3,000 (soon to be $4,000) but over 10 years my family will have saved tens of thousands. And I have a greater understanding of how the internet, computers and telephones work.

I've played some Sharnoth. It's distracting me because of the cute girls. I'm convinced that these days, the only anime I can watch cover-to-cover without going into an alternate reality game with the characters is when they're almost all men (Akagi an Kaiji).

If there's cute girls, the story becomes cute girls. Nothing else matters.

Kumo desu ga, nani ka? however fails to disappoint. Since that's about a cute girl spider monster and has focused more on cute spiders eating ugly things instead of cute girls doing cute things, it's been awesome.

Another thing I like about it is it's a commentary on the traditional food scene, which I loath. Boy do I hate food scenes, where lots of description or visuals are dedicated to the food and describing how good it is and how it makes you feel good.

While in Kumo desu ga...



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Old 06-21-2017, 05:40 PM   #7504
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I know I'm looking forward to A Centaur's Worries and I am interested in the luck and logic spin off.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:25 PM   #7505
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Berserk returned from a 6 month hiatus in like February, which was pushed off to March. After four months,

"Berserk is going on hiatus! Look forward to seeing us this Winter!"

Seriously, fudge you, Miura! I love the idolm@sters as much as anyone, but there is a god dang limit, man!
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:34 PM   #7506
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>berserk going on another hiatus LUL
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:04 PM   #7507
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Berserk returned from a 6 month hiatus in like February, which was pushed off to March. After four months,

"Berserk is going on hiatus! Look forward to seeing us this Winter!"

Seriously, fudge you, Miura! I love the idolm@sters as much as anyone, but there is a god dang limit, man!
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Old Yesterday, 12:17 AM   #7508
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I'm kind of interested in A Centaur's Worries as well, but after several other disappointing monster girl shows, my enthusiasm isn't so high. They didn't even have that many doujins! I still might give it a shot though.
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Centaurs are low-tier monster girls. It's too close to real-life bestiality.

Mermaids and arachnes are far superior.

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Togashi is either sick/lazy. When Togashi got off his arse to draw, HxH was little more than sketches. Versus the rembrandts that Miura made. In fact, Miura's recent return to faster manga only happened because he got assistants and was using computers to cut corners, which has shown. It made Berserk look more like Gantz than itself.
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Old Yesterday, 04:23 AM   #7510
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nah man lamia and fox girls are where it's at
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Lamia have always been high-tier for me, but it's a passion I share with others. It seems like everyone else has staked out their favourite monster girl and arachnes don't get any love, so they're my pick.

I wouldn't call fox girls monster girls unless you're thinking the furry variety (with snouts). They're you're typical kemonomimi's, with the catgirl and bunny girl. And among that lot I prefer the bunny girl since they're really close to a girl in a playboy outfit.
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So Kado took a weird turn that is pretty uncharacteristic of what the show has been up until this point, but I'm still enjoying it nonetheless. The premise of the show is different and unique enough from other anime that I'm willing to go with the flow on the direction they decided to take the final act of the story...


Spoiler: show
even though the somewhat cliched and shonen-style ending with a straight up super power final battle flies in the face of what the show has stood for up to this point as a more 'mature' and 'political/moral conundrum' style show. I'm okay with the fact that boring protagonist and best waifu finally made out and (presumably/strongly implied) fucked, but the way they handled all that felt a bit... cliche as well. I also felt bad for the gay guy crushing on the hero. I almost wish he had reciprocated his feelings.


Dropping my score of the show by one point, but that doesn't mean I think it's bad, I just think it's... not what I had expected to happen. It's still entertaining though and I still recommend it. We'll see how the finale goes next week. They sort of foreshadowed what's going to happen... pretty hard.
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