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Old 06-29-2017, 11:59 AM   #7526
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For the record, I think Haruhi is amazing, an easy 10 out of 10, but didn't want to direct them to it so ... soon. ^^;; It's going to set the bar so high that every other school-based anime they ever watch is going to fall short.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:07 PM   #7527
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Note: Just be sure that if you do watch Haruhi, you should watch it in TV broadcast order.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:28 PM   #7528
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I was kind of with you Talon but with Madoka already a belt notch, there's no helping it for some things.

BPK told me Madoka was a "starter anime" and I totally disagree, since the whole point of it upsetting expectations is you're already familiar with the mahou shoujo genre. It would be like watching Martian Successor Nadesico without having seen any super robot shows prior, not even the Megazord in Power Rangers.

When most folks saw Evangelion, they at least had Dragonball Z, Pokemon and Sailor Moon under their belts. So there was at least opportunity for one to get an idea of what anime is, and then have that idea torn to shreds by Evangelion. Madoka as the #2 is like...well, it's not a childhood I envy!
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:46 PM   #7529
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You're right that it helps to have some familiarity with the magical girl genre, but I figured that she must have at least seen an episode of Sailor Moon at some point in her life. I say Madoka is something good for newbs to watch simply because it has tons of anime "cool" factor to get someone addicted. It's got flashy visuals, nice music, plot twists, and it's 12 episodes long so it doesn't require a big time investment.
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:27 PM   #7530
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So I just realized that Made in Abyss has been scheduled for a summer release. Oh boy.

This is a pretty evil manga. It starts out like Cave Story but ends up going full Doom. I liken the character designs to those from Mitsudomoe having to fight rabid Evangelions and Geass-style Zero's. It looks to have solid production values too. Pity I can't watch it right away!
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:17 PM   #7531
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Holy shit. Netflix's Castlevania is sick. The animation is incredibly beautiful, very Vampire Hunter D level, but more modern. The plot is a bit video game-y, but still pretty good. It's also only 4 episodes at roughly 25 minutes. But season 2 has already been confirmed. If you got Netflix, watch it.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:36 AM   #7532
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So a couple nights ago I saw this YouTube ad for a Korean webcomic called Bastard, and immediately laughed at how ridiculous the premise sounded. I went and checked it out just for amusement, and...

...Turns out the story is completely different than what the PV suggests. I guess you could the say the false advertising worked in that regard...?

At any rate, what it's really about is the son of a serial killer who was forced to act as an accomplice from a young age, but fell in love with a poor girl who saved his life, which of course makes her a target. It started to really remind me of DCAU TimSteph as he struggles to protect her/pursue a normal, healthy relationship, and is scared to tell the truth since he’s afraid of going to jail/her seeing him as a monster even though she says things like “I’ll always be on your side” and “You’re not a bad guy. [] If you become a bad guy then I’ll smack you.”

…And then halfway through this happened:




I'm dying. (I swear Batman keeps showing up everywhere I least expect it. OTL)

This was honestly the best Birthday present I could find though lmao. Stayed up to 6AM to finish it (even though I had work at 9 in the morning on Saturday ^^; ). It's pretty fucked up but kinda sweet at the same time? *is a terrible person* *shot*
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:47 AM   #7533
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The Batman thing actually is disappointing to me. Every night I patrol Wal-Mart and I see:

1. Stuff related to the 1960's Batman
2. Stuff related to Batman: The Brave and the Bold
3. Stuff related to the Bruce Timm/DCAU Batman
4. Stuff related to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight
5. Stuff related to Batman v. Superman
6. The LEGO Batman Movie

Holy identity crisis, Batman! Could DC be that bereft of ideas that they need to advertise six different incarnations of Batman at once?

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Holy shit. Netflix's Castlevania is sick. The animation is incredibly beautiful, very Vampire Hunter D level, but more modern. The plot is a bit video game-y, but still pretty good. It's also only 4 episodes at roughly 25 minutes. But season 2 has already been confirmed. If you got Netflix, watch it.
I haven't heard anything of this, did it just air and dropped a bunch of episodes at once?
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:57 AM   #7534
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The Batman thing actually is disappointing to me. Every night I patrol Wal-Mart and I see:

1. Stuff related to the 1960's Batman
2. Stuff related to Batman: The Brave and the Bold
3. Stuff related to the Bruce Timm/DCAU Batman
4. Stuff related to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight
5. Stuff related to Batman v. Superman
6. The LEGO Batman Movie

Holy identity crisis, Batman! Could DC be that bereft of ideas that they need to advertise six different incarnations of Batman at once?
Oh I don't deny there's an oversaturation of Batman in American culture. (Frankly I'd much rather see an Aquaman film at this point than yet another Bat-film, much as I adore Batfleck.) I'm just shocked/impressed that he is prominent enough to make an impact in overseas media. Such a random cameo that completely caught me off-guard, yet suits me so perfectly. XP <3

And the LEGO Batman movie is great. Just watched this CinemaWins video for it last night, and he's pretty accurate in saying "WillBat" is the embodiment of every incarnation of Batman.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:50 AM   #7535
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Netflix always drops all the episodes at once. It came out on Friday. It was entirely produced by Netflix, so there's no Japanese release or sub. It's purely on Netflix.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:20 AM   #7536
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I started a few new shows. These are the first episodes of anime I have watched in about two months.

Centaur no Nayami
Zzzzzzzzzzz......This show is BORING. Just your usual school shenanigans. The so-called "demi-humans" are just a bunch of people with wings or animal ears, plus a centaur. THAT'S IT! They mentioned merfolk for the next episode, and that's how far I'm going to watch this. This show isn't offensive or bad, it just doesn't do anything.

Made in Abyss
So they turned Ichigo Mashimaro into a shota adventure anime? Neato. There's alot of people acting like this show is grimdark, and I'm not sure why. Does it turn into that or something? I sure hope not. I like the show as-is. The atmosphere and feel are pretty nice. I can't say much for everything that's going on, but the show seems to have promise.

Princess Principal
This is another show with a fair amount of attention. It's kind of depressing. It's also really silly how it's about a group of high school girls who go around battling middle-aged guys. I don't even know why they're battling each other! Did the men refuse to give the girls their allowances? Is the girls' curfew too early? POSSIBLY! I think it's kind of an extreme reason to kill each other, but you know teenage girls, right?! Actually I didn't get much from this first episode. Like Made in Abyss, I am not fully sure what to think of this show yet. It doesn't seem to have the potential Made in Abyss does, but I guess something will happen?

Also Steam had Harmonia on sale for about $3, so I bought it. Now I just need to wait until I can get something to reliably play it on.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:05 PM   #7537
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Backing up what Yuki said I would heavily recommend Bastard to anyone. It's pretty gripping, and while it doesn't really say anything which will change your view on society or back flip your world view, it's a pretty enjoyable read from beginning to end.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:29 PM   #7538
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I forgot to mention that Bastard did remind me of BokuMachi for the "murder mystery drama" aspect (even though the identity of the murderer is pretty much known off the bat - although there is a surprise second killer later on who serves as a source of speculation). Also abused kiddos/trying to save a girl the MC knows is going to die. ;(

It's certainly been a long time since I read/watched anything quite so messed up. XP ...It was kinda refreshing, in a way. ^^; *shot*
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Old 07-15-2017, 12:21 AM   #7539
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A couple of new shows!

Mahoujin Guru Guru
This looked cute, so I decided to give it a go. My first impression was right about it being really cute. Sadly, this show is a remake. While being a remake isn't always bad, being a remake comes with the so-called "humor" from that show's era. Older anime tends to think having VAs scream-talk really quickly is funny. It's not. It's obnoxious. So sadly, I don't see much value in this show besides being cute.

Kakegurui
This was off-handed recommended to me. Like I was told, it's an interesting and exciting show. Fun times with gambling is always nice. The main girl's madness is also pretty cool. If you want to know what this show is about, this is all you need to know (not really spoilers):
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....yup. Why are disgusting rape faces a thing nowadays?
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:08 AM   #7540
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Shinigami no Kiss wa Wakware no Aji

After many long years, I've finally gotten to the Kohaku H scene. It's painful and boring, so I had to use "My Glorious Days" from Rance 3 just to read it all. A lot of loop d' loop style rationalization for banging a loli, which drove me nuts in how depraved and cheesy it was.

My VN consumption has gone down in recent years. A big part of this is, when we were all just discovering the medium, the all-time greats were being translated and came first, creating a coloured view of what the average is like. Imagine what people who saw Evangelion early thought all anime was like. It's like that.

I don't want to condemn the title because H scenes are becoming the new food scenes for me. It's just that the themes are diluted by boring slice of life, tedious, uninteresting and mildly insulting H scenes, and long-winded dialogue. This is the average, it seems.

An H scene was what finally got me to drop Shikoku no Sharnoth after 6 years. Well, that and the steampunk justification for why things exist, like a steam-powered mobile phone.

Overall, it feels like I'm evolving again. Long ago, I banged the drum that if sex was supposed to be a normal part of a healthy romantic relationship, omitting such in H games was hurting the immersion. No more. Perhaps I've become conscious of an ever-growing sense of misanthropy, but I just can't care anymore. The romance feels so superficial even though the writer tried to justify it.

Panties dropped (or rather, were pulled off) after 4 weeks. One month. The romantic developments in Muv-Luv were 3 years in the making, even longer when you consider how old Takeru was. It all feels so post-modern!
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:50 AM   #7541
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Shinigami no Kiss wa Wakware no Aji

Made some progress but this is cringe. Cringe, so sayeth the Wise Gengar. I stopped at the most recent H scene. I believe BBB told me there were three. I will kill this off today.

Dysfunctional Systems

Surprisingly, this has picked up. It has an animated OP. Even though it's an OEL, it's interesting. Which is a huge surprise. Suddenly, I feel motivated to rec this to BBB. It was so slow and annoying at first but with an actual non-stupid plot, I can handle this.

Courage. That's what I need for this next week or so.

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Old 07-27-2017, 05:03 PM   #7542
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Three things.

1. Re: CREATORS is fucking great. First episode, I quipped to someone that Selesia is a "store-brand, bargain bin Asuna". Ten episodes later, I told the same person that I was wrong - Asuna was a "store-brand, bargain bin Selesia". Great show, very interesting and unique story.

2. Rarely do I give anime 10/10 - to me, an anime must be an absolute masterpiece in every single category. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (aka Your Lie in April) fits that description for me. It is a perfect 10/10. Period. Marathoned in three days - what an absolutely soul-crushing beautiful, phenomenal show. Story, animation, art direction, soundtrack, character development, pacing, everything was on point.

3. Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil) is also fantastic. Only a few episodes in, but I love it.


So that's where things stand right now in the weeb life of Deo.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:04 PM   #7543
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That's not a very weeb life, but it's great to here you're enjoying stuff from the recent seasons! I have heard of Re:Creators but didn't pick it up because...well, I'm prejudiced against the title. With such a glowing recommendation I guess I have to annoy other people to watch it.

I still wanna write that YS topic...well, I have to summon my courage first.
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