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firehawk12
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(08-13-2017, 02:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Clov

If Aria ends up successful enough, it wouldn't surprise me if they did some sort of Kickstarter for Tamayura as well. There's a pretty big audience overlap with those, I think.

Yeah. I guess the plan is to see if Aria gets funded, open up stretch goals for The Natural and The Origination. Tamayura would be a natural successor if they manage to hit all three shows.

I don't really get the Japanese obsession with having English dubs though. I guess so they can sell the show to Toonami or whatever? It's kind of weird.
MetroidPrimeRib
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(08-13-2017, 02:37 AM)
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Dragon Ball Super 103

RIP Gowasu.

Gohan isnt gonna be able to handle the weight of this. Also no one can remember his name.
Clov
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(08-13-2017, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

Yeah. I guess the plan is to see if Aria gets funded, open up stretch goals for The Natural and The Origination. Tamayura would be a natural successor if they manage to hit all three shows.

I don't really get the Japanese obsession with having English dubs though. I guess so they can sell the show to Toonami or whatever? It's kind of weird.

It gives it a little more international appeal, I guess. Still, I don't think this would be a hit with the Toonami crowd. :P
firehawk12
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(08-13-2017, 02:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Clov

It gives it a little more international appeal, I guess. Still, I don't think this would be a hit with the Toonami crowd. :P

The interesting thing is that there is an Italian dub of the show apparently, which makes perfect sense given the show's setting.
I would pay for them to license that and put it on the disc. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLVrHX4VgSQ

Oh weird, there was a Korean dub as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHlnI-Ivy9c
Last edited by firehawk12; 08-13-2017 at 02:40 AM.
javac
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(08-13-2017, 02:52 AM)
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Looks decent.
hosannainexcelsis
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(08-13-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Yu Yu Hakusho 28-29

Rinku is the first time I can really say I see how the author of this went on to create Hunter X Hunter. With his quirky design together with his wacky yo-yo power, he could have been a character from the later series.
Clov
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(08-13-2017, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by javac

Looks decent.

I can't wait to get ahold of this.

Speaking of Utena, the Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro across from Sunshine-60 still has the Utena cafe going. Everything's expensive, but some of the drinks were actually pretty nice.
Jarmel
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(08-13-2017, 03:44 AM)
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Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1

Kyoda is a master. He gives me half an hour of pure E7 bliss comparable to the highs of the television series. He then gives me an hour of some of the worst shit I've ever seen in an anime movie.

The first half an hour depicts the Summer of Love event hinted at in the TV series and it's fucking great. I'm willing to pay admissions just see this again. It involves Adroc breaking out of prison on a space station where he's being detained because he backs out of the original plan to kill the Coralians. This is a fantastic segment as it involves Adroc dealing with the guilt of having to murder soldiers to stop a plan he himself created. Adroc knows he fucked up and he has to continually do the wrong thing in order to do the right thing. It's really mature and is somewhat dark in a way not previously found in the series. It's also interesting to see the Council talk about how if Adroc doesn't play along they'll kill him. This really depicts Adroc less as a hero and more of a flawed human being trapped in circumstances of his own making.

On top of that you have the soldiers trying to carry out Adroc's plan to stop the Coralians and they get massacred. It's something akin to a war film and it makes it easy to understand why people later in the TV series hate the Coralians as this was a pretty vicious fight. Ray and Charles are on the front line and so this is largely from their perspective. BONES S+ team go to work and it's one big mecha sakuga fest. It's also worth mentioning that the character designs look better than ever and Yoshida's style shines through.

The plan involving the Silver Box, Adroc's plan which reminded me of Macross actually as it's oriented around music, goes sideways leading to Dewey and Holland stepping in as trapar mecha specialists. It's funny seeing Dewey and Holland having a friendly relationship with Holland being repeatedly worried for his onii-chan. The Box goes haywire leading to the creation of a Scub Command Cluster that is swallowing up the entire planet. Everyone on Earth will die in two hours. Adroc sacrifices himself in the Nirvash to take the Command Cluster with him through a portal to a separate dimension.

All of this is topnotch as it explains some aspects of the original series such as why Dewey has that kill switch in his chest in the TV series, Eureka dealing with abandonment issues as Adroc leaves her behind at the last minute, some stuff relating to Holland later involving himself with the Adroc children, and Ray losing organs thus resulting in her not being able to have kids. It also gives a huge boost to Adroc's characterization and the history of that world itself.


Why then do I think the movie is a huge turd? The movie then shifts to Renton which initially seemed good as it has Renton being chased by a pack of dogs and wondering how he got there. The problems start right there. I have never ever in my life seen a movie that jumps back and forth in time as much as this one. Renton will flashback then in the flashback will jump further back then it'll jump to a time period before the inital jump after which it'll jump to a point earlier then the initial flashback period. Yes it's confusing as fuck and it happens a lot. An example would be the movie jumps 14 days back then 3 days forward then 22 days back then a week forward. What makes this even worse is that the movie doesn't take the time to explain narrative points such as Holland's crew before using them in the plot. It just states Renton's relationship with Eureka while never establishing it. You know the major scene in episode 1 where Renton sees Eureka in the moonlight? That happens near the very end of the film after they show scenes with Eureka merging with the Scub Coral and having the short hair. It's in line with old-school compilation films but just incomprehensible due to all the time skips.

There's just little logic behind all of it and if you aren't a super fan then it's going to be extremely hard to follow. On the other hand if you're a super fan then you'll remember the episode where Renton helps that Vodarac girl that ends up dying. That episode is a really big chunk of the film and honestly isn't that interesting. The Renton material isn't coherent enough for starting fans and it's not different or interesting enough for long-term fans either. You could tell the movie wasn't going over well with the audience as after a certain point people were laughing whenever the movie would skip ahead or back.

So in short, the Summer of Love sequence is definitely worth seeing. After that, walk out of the cinema. Also all the pop-up text on the screen got really annoying after awhile. During the prologue it repeatedly stated how much time had passed in the mission.

Oh and Anemone is an idol now. The working title of the second movie is Anemone Seven. Get hype!

Edit: Forgot to mention, the soundtrack is really good. I mean really good. There's some organ piece in the beginning during the prologue that I loved.
Last edited by Jarmel; 08-13-2017 at 11:17 AM.
Hellwarden
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(08-13-2017, 03:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution
Oh and Anemone is an idol now.



...It can't be...
Jarmel
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(08-13-2017, 03:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellwarden



...It can't be...

She looks cute. Cute!
LotusHD
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(08-13-2017, 03:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by MetroidPrimeRib

Boy that skyrocketed past Kaiji levels really fast.

Lmao right But not really
MetroidPrimeRib
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(08-13-2017, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by LotusHD

Lmao right But not really

"We're gonna play Russian Roulette"

Ok.

"And we're gonna load two guns individually and put how ever many rounds we want in"

Wait hold on

"Then we randomly pick the gun and fire at each other"

Stop

"Also you are forbidden to miss on purpose"

WHY
DiGiKerot
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(08-13-2017, 04:13 AM)
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I ended up skipping Eureka because it clashed with dinner plans and I know I'll see it this year regardless. Almost upset I missed Idol Anemone though.

Almost.
Just T
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(08-13-2017, 04:54 AM)
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Owarimonogatari: Mayoi Hell

Pretty good episode. Araragi reexamining the choices he made throughout the series ended up being a nice little recap of sorts. Also him finding out about the plan that has been set in motion by Gaen and what Ougi has been up to. The last few moments of the episode were pretty nice with Shinobu.
MetroidPrimeRib
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(08-13-2017, 05:03 AM)
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Gotta appreciate how little of a fuck Gaen gives at the end of Mayoi Hell.

Like absolutely nothing phases her and would ever phase her. I was laughing at how calm she was.
Defuser
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(08-13-2017, 05:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by hosannainexcelsis

"Just watched Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1. It sucked. Worse than Ao. Please cancel the rest of the films."

Jebus, why are they still bothering to strangle E7 when they are not putting in effort in writing properly?
LotusHD
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(08-13-2017, 05:29 AM)
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Y'all were not kidding about Made in Abyss getting worse where Riko is concerned, they need to chill w/ that shit already.
DNAbro
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(08-13-2017, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Defuser

Jebus, why are they still bothering to strangle E7 when they are not putting in effort in writing properly?

Money?
rrvv
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(08-13-2017, 05:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by hosannainexcelsis

"Just watched Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1. It sucked. Worse than Ao. Please cancel the rest of the films."

Somethingsomethingduckrollsomethingsomething
SapphiCine
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(08-13-2017, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1

That sounds like a real mess.

Oh and Anemone is an idol now.

Of course they would do that.
Haly
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(08-13-2017, 06:09 AM)
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RIP Pluto in Piece.
MetroidPrimeRib
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(08-13-2017, 06:14 AM)
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One Piece 801

Fuck all happened so Imma gripe.

I think Oda is mostly a good artist, but his character designs have never been great outside some exceptions, and the issue only grew larger as the series went on, especially with women and larger characters. The anime very rarely bothers to improve on this, and mostly just doubles down. And then you have the main character Luffy and Gear Fourth.


liefeld.jpg

Guys, Gear Fourth looks so goddamn lame. I'm sorry. I love the power and moveset of it and I think its the natural evolution of Gear Second and Third but WHY does he gotta look like that. In the manga it looks better -

But I just dont like it at all. And no I'm not an idiot, I know its supposed to resemble Fujin/Raijin mixed with a gorilla, thus the name of attacks being called "King Kong Gun" and such.

I know what its going for but I dont like it. I dont like how when hes in the normal stance he touches the ground and cant control bouncing either, it just looks dumb. Now the actual attacks being drawn into his body to slingshot out or bouncing off walls 100 times look fine. Ill just never get over how Gear Fourth looks.
JoeyJungle
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(08-13-2017, 06:28 AM)
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Where is the next episode of Welcome to the Ballroom?! This would be way less annoying if Anime Strike explained the delays.
LotusHD
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(08-13-2017, 06:28 AM)
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Gear 4 grew on me. Manga version only.
Why do people even have hobe for something good out of the Eureka franchise. Masochism isn't sexy!

Originally Posted by MetroidPrimeRib

Gotta appreciate how little of a fuck Gaen gives at the end of Mayoi Hell.

Like absolutely nothing phases her and would ever phase her. I was laughing at how calm she was.

She is an older woman who wears a ridiculous outfit for her age. And no one calls her out for it. She is that fearsome!
JCG
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(08-13-2017, 06:39 AM)
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Probably just going to watch the first half hour of the Eureka 7 movie and pretend the rest didn't happen...unless the remaining two movies are better, that is.
GaimeGuy
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(08-13-2017, 06:55 AM)
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Gamers!


Episode 5:




Episode 6:

trejo
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(08-13-2017, 06:56 AM)

Originally Posted by Jarmel

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1

Oh and Anemone is an idol now.

So... you're saying I can blame Shoji Kawamori for this, somehow?

Originally Posted by GaimeGuy

Gamers!


Episode 5:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/SG1WHT4.jpg[img]


Episode 6:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/iVNseyX.png[img]

Jackson Pollock would be proud.
Just T
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(08-13-2017, 07:42 AM)
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Owarimonogatari: Hitagi Rendezvous

Aw, what a wonderful episode. As usual it's very entertaining to watch Araragi and Senjougahara interactions and this one was filled with some great visuals especially the one near the end with the sky. The Ougi bits weren't bad either just foreboding for the clash ahead but can't override all that sweetness.
duckroll
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(08-13-2017, 08:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by hosannainexcelsis

"Just watched Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1. It sucked. Worse than Ao. Please cancel the rest of the films."

Originally Posted by Jarmel

Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution 1

Kyoda is a master. He gives me half an hour of pure E7 bliss comparable to the highs of the television series. He then gives me an hour of some of the worst shit I've ever seen in an anime movie.

The first half an hour depicts the Summer of Love event hinted at in the TV series and it's fucking great. I'm willing to pay admissions just see this again. It involves Adroc breaking out of prison on a space station where he's being detained because he backs out of the original plan to kill the Coralians. This is a fantastic segment as it involves Adroc dealing with the guilt of having to murder soldiers to stop a plan he himself created. Adroc knows he fucked up and he has to continually do the wrong thing in order to do the right thing. It's really mature and is somewhat dark in a way not previously found in the series. It's also interesting to see the Council talk about how if Adroc doesn't play along they'll kill him. This really depicts Adroc less as a hero and more of a flawed human being trapped in circumstances of his own making.

On top of that you have the soldiers trying to carry out Adroc's plan to stop the Coralians and they get massacred. It's something akin to a war film and it makes it easy to understand why people later in the TV series hate the Coralians as this was a pretty vicious fight. Ray and Charles are on the front line and so this is largely from their perspective. BONES S+ team go to work and it's one big mecha sakuga fest. It's also worth mentioning that the character designs look better than ever and Yoshida's style shines through.

The plan involving the Silver Box, Adroc's plan which reminded me of Macross actually as it's oriented around music, goes sideways leading to Dewey and Holland stepping in as trapar mecha specialists. It's funny seeing Dewey and Holland having a friendly relationship with Dewey being repeatedly worried for his onii-chan. The Box goes haywire leading to the creation of a Scub Command Cluster that is swallowing up the entire planet. Everyone on Earth will die in two hours. Adroc sacrifices himself in the Nirvash to take the Command Cluster with him through a portal to a separate dimension.

All of this is topnotch as it explains some aspects of the original series such as why Dewey has that kill switch in his chest in the TV series, Eureka dealing with abandonment issues as Adroc leaves her behind at the last minute, some stuff relating to Holland later involving himself with the Adroc children, and Ray losing organs thus resulting in her not being able to have kids. It also gives a huge boost to Adroc's characterization and the history of that world itself.


Why then do I think the movie is a huge turd? The movie then shifts to Renton which initially seemed good as it has Renton being chased by a pack of dogs and wondering how he got there. The problems start right there. I have never ever in my life seen a movie that jumps back and forth in time as much as this one. Renton will flashback then in the flashback will jump further back then it'll jump to a time period before the inital jump after which it'll jump to a point earlier then the initial flashback period. Yes it's confusing as fuck and it happens a lot. An example would be the movie jumps 14 days back then 3 days forward then 22 days back then a week forward. What makes this even worse is that the movie doesn't take the time to explain narrative points such as Holland's crew before using them in the plot. It just states Renton's relationship with Eureka while never establishing it. You know the major scene in episode 1 where Renton sees Eureka in the moonlight? That happens near the very end of the film after they show scenes with Eureka merging with the Scub Coral and having the short hair. It's in line with old-school compilation films but just incomprehensible due to all the time skips.

There's just little logic behind all of it and if you aren't a super fan then it's going to be extremely hard to follow. On the other hand if you're a super fan then you'll remember the episode where Renton helps that Vodarac girl that ends up dying. That episode is a really big chunk of the film and honestly isn't that interesting. The Renton material isn't coherent enough for starting fans and it's not different or interesting enough for long-term fans either. You could tell the movie wasn't going over well with the audience as after a certain point people were laughing whenever the movie would skip ahead or back.

So in short, the Summer of Love sequence is definitely worth seeing. After that, walk out of the cinema. Also all the pop-up text on the screen got really annoying after awhile. During the prologue it repeatedly stated how much time had passed in the mission.

Oh and Anemone is an idol now. The working title of the second movie is Anemone Seven. Get hype!

Edit: Forgot to mention, the soundtrack is really good. I mean really good. There's some organ piece in the beginning during the prologue that I loved.

Tomoki Kyoda called and said...
Turin Turambar
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(08-13-2017, 08:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by JoeyJungle

Where is the next episode of Welcome to the Ballroom?! This would be way less annoying if Anime Strike explained the delays.

I don't know Japanese, but I suspect this says something :
http://ballroom-official.jp/news/170812/

8月12日 放送時間変更のお知らせ(MBS)

特番編成のため、下記放送時間が変更となります。ご注意ください。

MBS
8月12日(土)深夜2時8分~2時38分

8月20日(日)深夜1時50分~2時30分

※8月19日(土)深夜2時8分~Heat.6の放送、8月20日(日)深夜1時50分~Heat.7の放送になります。

放送情報はこちら

Like... the episode of 8/12 has been moved to 8/20, so the next weekend we will have Heat 6 and Heat 7.
Haly
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(08-13-2017, 08:25 AM)
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Owarimonogatari 2:
Line_HTX
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(08-13-2017, 09:05 AM)
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Ballroom had the double episode last weekend because Kakegurui got bumped for some sporting event, I think?
Turin Turambar
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(08-13-2017, 09:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Line_HTX

Ballroom had the double episode last weekend because Kakegurui got bumped for some sporting event, I think?

Two weeks ago they did the double episode, because past week there was an sporting event last weekend. What I didn't know was that the same was going to happen this week. :/

At least they are doing two double episodes to compensate, most other animes are just delayed one week.
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(08-13-2017, 09:24 AM)
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Kakegurui 6

Everyone is too crazy.

Originally Posted by Qurupeke

Kakegurui 6

Everyone is too crazy.

So long the crazy-hotness scale isn't skewed, I don't think such a thing is possible.
LotusHD
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(08-13-2017, 09:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Qurupeke

Kakegurui 6

Everyone is too crazy.

I still don't know the male non-MC's name.
Haly
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(08-13-2017, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by LotusHD

I still don't know the male non-MC's name.

Ultibottom?
Qurupeke
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(08-13-2017, 10:08 AM)
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Fate/Apocrypha 7

Finally, a useful Assassin.
duckroll
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(08-13-2017, 10:09 AM)
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Little Witch Academia TV - Episode 10
This was pretty stupid. Although the scene where Diana falls in love with Akko was funny as hell, and the scene with Andrew talking with his father are rather interesting. Otherwise it's a pretty throwaway love "potion" gag episode with some plot hooks.


Little Witch Academia TV - Episode 11
I liked this one a lot better. Maybe the mythos episodes work better when Akko is alone. I dunno. What I don't get is why there seems to be some weird underlying "secret" that the adults have which they can't share with anyone and with each other, but yet seem okay with the kids going out and discovering when with the wrong context on their own. What is going on??? Lol.
Last edited by duckroll; 08-13-2017 at 02:34 PM.
Jexhius
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(08-13-2017, 10:27 AM)
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That Eureka Seven movie sounds about as traumatic as I had feared. I guess the only conciliation is that the all new prologue sounds good, maybe they can just release that on its own and I can stick it onto my TV series collection, forming my perfect 'head cannon'.
Narag
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(08-13-2017, 11:23 AM)
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Kakegurui 6

On second thought, I'm glad this had a week break because I needed time to get ready for this.
Quasar
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(08-13-2017, 11:50 AM)
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Owarimonogatari 2.01 - Yay. My most anticipated show of the season starts. And seeing Hachikuji again makes me smile.

Owarimonogatari 2.02 - An actual episode where Koyomi and Hitagi are together, and they have a date with a momentous end. Seems like an eternity since we had an episode where they were together onscreen in a substantial way.
Quasar
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(08-13-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Just T

Owarimonogatari: Mayoi Hell

Pretty good episode. Araragi reexamining the choices he made throughout the series ended up being a nice little recap of sorts. Also him finding out about the plan that has been set in motion by Gaen and what Ougi has been up to. The last few moments of the episode were pretty nice with Shinobu.

Going to admit I didn't expect to see adult Shinobu again.
Narag
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(08-13-2017, 11:58 AM)
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Made in Abyss 6

The deeper you go, the crazier everyone gets, I guess. I don't remember the talk about descent touching upon mental effects but rather physical so I shouldn't be surprised.
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(08-13-2017, 12:02 PM)
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Owarimonogatari S2 01-02


This moment is up there with epsiode 12 of Bakemonogatari.

Originally Posted by Haly

Owarimonogatari 2:

Accurate.
Qurupeke
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(08-13-2017, 12:06 PM)
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Monogatari Smartphone game

Looks kind of shitty, but I just can't imagine what is going to happen if a good Monogatari gacha game is ever released in Japan.
Dedication Through Light
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(08-13-2017, 12:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeyJungle

Where is the next episode of Welcome to the Ballroom?! This would be way less annoying if Anime Strike explained the delays.

When in doubt just check the jpn twitter and site for a series. Ive found cr is also not consistent when saying theres no episode for a week, sometimes they do sometimes they dont.
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(08-13-2017, 01:05 PM)
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Re:Creators 17

Equal parts action and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JuK1Yr35Io for everyone involved.

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