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The Scollard
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(07-01-2017, 07:31 PM)
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Drifters 8-9

Had some free time, so I decided to continue watching this series. More historical figures showing up is great, though Abe no Seimei wasn't as recognizable to me as others like Hannibal and Nobunaga. I think the humour in this show works much better when it sticks to historical references, as I thought the scene between Scipio and Naoshi about the Tripartite Act was hilarious.

Saint Germi is a kind of weird character. I don't really know what to think of him so far. Also, fucking Hitler again. Not only did he do terrible things to the Elves, but he literally put the dwarves into concentration camps. It pretty obvious what Golgolka was supposed to remind you of, and according to some people who read the manga, the sign the dwarf throws to Toyohisa's feet has the slogan on it as was on the gate to Auschwitz. Makes me almost mad that the archers didn't kill the surrendering soldiers, like they did to the rapists in Episode 6. Those bastards would have certainly deserved it.

I also like the idea that the Drifters were brought into the world to bring their new points of view with them. For better or for worse, they bring change. It kind of makes me okay with the fact that Hitler was a Drifter. Sure, the change he brought was terrible, but even Murasaki seems to know that, but it also led to Toyohisa being able to finally unite the elves and dwarves and get those races to put aside their differences to fight a worse enemy.

Looking back over the fall thread, it's kind of surprising not many people were talking about this show. It's really fun, and it seems like the kind of thing I would have thought AnimeGAF would have been interested in.
Turin Turambar
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(07-01-2017, 07:33 PM)
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This season seems weak.

More *gatari, Welcome to the Ballroom, and not a lot else. Maybe Kakegurui if it has more than fanservice (for example, if the mindgames are good).
Haly
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(07-01-2017, 07:34 PM)
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centaur's worries....
CheapJuice
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(07-01-2017, 07:35 PM)
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Kakegurui's crazy faces and smugs will probably fill my quota for a whole year. That Kirari looks like she's related to Anna from Shimoneta.
NaDannMaGoGo
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(07-01-2017, 07:40 PM)
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YuYu Hakusho - 01-03

That's how I like my mouths drawn and animated.

Approved!

In other news, if anime were to be believed then Japanese mid and high schoolers encounter the by far most violence of any country.
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(07-01-2017, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Turin Turambar

Maybe Kakegurui if it has more than fanservice (for example, if the mindgames are good).


That's all I want from the show..
Line_HTX
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(07-01-2017, 07:48 PM)
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I'm down with smug and mindgames, along with other stuff.
Admiral Woofington
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(07-01-2017, 07:49 PM)
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Someone just used 'people die when they are killed' in another non Anime related thread and I giggled like an idiot.
Valdfellgar
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(07-01-2017, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by D3RANG3D

http://www.crunchyroll.com/fox-spirit-matchmaker

This was nooooot great.
kayos90
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(07-01-2017, 07:51 PM)
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It makes me sad that ufotable is animating Touken Ranbu instead of fucking Fate/Apocrypha. This is some alternate timeline shit we're in.
XiaNaphryz
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(07-01-2017, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornbread78

But New Game was fun as well....

I worked in games for most of my early career, I'd rather a show like that be closer to Shirobako/Girlish Number, except even more realistic/depressing. The dumb 4-koma moe take on things needs to stay in the high school slice-of-life garbage heap! :P
Admiral Woofington
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(07-01-2017, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellwarden



I don't know what that thing on his shoulder is supposed to be, but I hate it.

I hate it.

I bet it has a high pitched voice and goes nya nya at the end of most sentences.
Tonton
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(07-01-2017, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by kayos90

It makes me sad that ufotable is animating Touken Ranbu instead of fucking Fate/Apocrypha. This is some alternate timeline shit we're in.

After UBW I am more than fine with other studios tackling Fate stuff

Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

I worked in games for most of my early career, I'd rather a show like that be closer to Shirobako/Girlish Number, except even more realistic/depressing. The dumb 4-koma moe take on things needs to stay in the high school slice-of-life garbage heap! :P

Yeah New Game is extremely disappointing if you're wanting something like Shirobako for video games

I still had my share of fun with it tho
Last edited by Tonton; 07-01-2017 at 07:57 PM.
Turin Turambar
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(07-01-2017, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by CheapJuice

Kakegurui's crazy faces and smugs will probably fill my quota for a whole year. That Kirari looks like she's related to Anna from Shimoneta.

That's not moe. Will flop in Japan.
XiaNaphryz
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(07-01-2017, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Admiral Woofington

Someone just used 'people die when they are killed' in another non Anime related thread and I giggled like an idiot.

Playing Fate GO earlier in the week I ran into this translation:

Winston1547
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(07-01-2017, 07:56 PM)
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Started binge watching Gurren Lagann. I recall this show being really popular back in my middle school but I never saw it. Well, I just finished episode 8 and currently my opinion is that this show may not be as insightful as some other anime's, but it makes up for a lack of substance with an undeniably strong sense of style. It's entertaining mainly because of how over the top and insane it is, while at the same time it sometimes manages to surprise with genuine emotional payoffs that seem to come out of nowhere. I sadly had Kamina's death spoiled for me but it was still bombastically entertaining as hell to watch. Hopefully the rest of the show keeps up this flair. Oh, and the dub is also pretty good.
kayos90
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(07-01-2017, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

Playing Fate GO earlier in the week I ran into this translation:

Only a King is fit to lead.
nintendoman58
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(07-01-2017, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Winston1547

Started binge watching Gurren Lagann. I recall this show being really popular back in my middle school but I never saw it. Well, I just finished episode 8 and currently my opinion is that this show may not be as insightful as some other anime's, but it makes up for a lack of substance with an undeniably strong sense of style. It's entertaining mainly because of how over the top and insane it is, while at the same time it sometimes manages to surprise with genuine emotional payoffs that seem to come out of nowhere. I sadly had Kamina's death spoiled for me but it was still bombastically entertaining as hell to watch. Hopefully the rest of the show keeps up this flair.

I disagree that Gurren Lagann lacks substance.

The show's second half is incredibly divisive due to the actions of a certain character, but I feel that it serves as a payoff to traits that were hinted at in earlier episodes. I won't spoil anything, but a lot of people disliked the beginning of the second half because it threw the style away for more substance, whereas I felt that it only helped make the characters stronger than they already were.
kayos90
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(07-01-2017, 08:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tonton

After UBW I am more than fine with other studios tackling Fate stuff

EDIT: Don't blame ufotable for source material being shit.

I said the opposite of what I meant.
Last edited by kayos90; 07-01-2017 at 08:10 PM.
sinonobu
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(07-01-2017, 08:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tonton

After UBW I am more than fine with other studios tackling Fate stuff

It's not their fault when the source material itself is weak.

Originally Posted by kayos90

EDIT: Don't blame ufotable for source material being shit.

I said the opposite of what I meant.

Last edited by sinonobu; 07-01-2017 at 08:15 PM.
kayos90
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(07-01-2017, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by sinonobu

It's not their fault when the source material itself is weak.



Agreed.

NOOOOO. WRONG QUOTE!!!!
Line_HTX
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(07-01-2017, 08:12 PM)
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Fate Captain Obvious
Tonton
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(07-01-2017, 08:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by kayos90

EDIT: Don't blame ufotable for source material being shit.

I said the opposite of what I meant.

The source material is more than fine, their handling of it is what was shit with few exceptions
Admiral Woofington
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(07-01-2017, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

Playing Fate GO earlier in the week I ran into this translation:

Lmao. The legacy continues
Jarmel
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(07-01-2017, 08:16 PM)
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Goddamn Anime Expo is like the E3 of anime, only not as disappointing.
Theonik
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(07-01-2017, 08:17 PM)
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Fate/Obvious Proverb
Winston1547
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(07-01-2017, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by nintendoman58

I disagree that Gurren Lagann lacks substance.

The show's second half is incredibly divisive due to the actions of a certain character, but I feel that it serves as a payoff to traits that were hinted at in earlier episodes. I won't spoil anything, but a lot of people disliked the beginning of the second half because it threw the style away for more substance, whereas I felt that it only helped make the characters stronger than they already were.

Well that'll be interesting. Not sure how I might feel about letting back on the style, but so far the show is more than competent at storytelling so hopefully it knows how to stay entertaining.
Narag
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(07-01-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Symphogear GX 12

I love twilight of the heroes shit just for the sort of pushback present at the end of this ep.
kayos90
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(07-01-2017, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tonton

The source material is more than fine, their handling of it is what was shit with few exceptions

You can't be serious.
Admiral Woofington
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(07-01-2017, 08:28 PM)
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Oh I forgot

Baby driver

Not a single baby was driven. False advertisement/10
Chase17
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(07-01-2017, 08:28 PM)
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So I guess I'll need to join anime strike for my ballroom dancing and long necks.
Narag
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(07-01-2017, 08:28 PM)
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I don't even think the fate nerds i follow on twitter describe it as anything more than "well it is kinda bad but I still like it" anymore.
Crimson_Echidna
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(07-01-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Little Witch Academia, Episodes 1-13: Alrighty, I finished up the first 13 episodes available on Netflix and I'm liking it. It's matching the tone set in the first two OVAs, with the only difference being Sucy is more of a troll. I think Akko is pretty bratty but still endearing since a lot of her hot hotheadedness leads to things blowing up in her face.

There's been quite a few charming episodes, my favorites so far has been the Headmaster's father getting resurrected and Akko taking the trip inside Sucy's head. I said it before, but the series reminds me a lot like a Saturday Morning Cartoon in a good way.

Can't wait to see the next 12 episodes.
Hellwarden
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(07-01-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Haikyu is getting a dub apparently.
Tonton
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(07-01-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by kayos90

You can't be serious.

Of course I am, stuff like Berserker and the Assassin x Saber fight were completely ruined
Dedication Through Light
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(07-01-2017, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellwarden



Haikyu is getting a dub apparently.

They could have picked a better font and color than that :(

But I guess I have to double dip on s1. Maybe this is why s2 has taken forever to come.
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(07-01-2017, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

I worked in games for most of my early career, I'd rather a show like that be closer to Shirobako/Girlish Number, except even more realistic/depressing. The dumb 4-koma moe take on things needs to stay in the high school slice-of-life garbage heap! :P


I don't need realism, I just want fun dammit! I usually hate the "cgdct" shows too... Shirobaka put me to sleep most of the time too...


Originally Posted by Chase17

So I guess I'll need to join anime strike for my ballroom dancing and long necks.

Just play Horizon for a good long neck fix.
Crimson_Echidna
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(07-01-2017, 08:47 PM)
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The complete list of new Sentai Filmworks Dubs announced:
  • Flip Flappers
  • Haikyu!!
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
  • Squid Girl Season 2
  • Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
Line_HTX
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(07-01-2017, 09:00 PM)
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You forgot Food Wars as well, unless that's today's list.
Crimson_Echidna
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(07-01-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Line_HTX

You forgot Food Wars as well, unless that's today's list.

These were shows that all announced today. But yeah, Sentai announced the cast for their Food Wars dub yesterday.
TheGamingBox
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(07-01-2017, 09:07 PM)
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i guess will see set 3 of hunter x hunter announced
Admiral Woofington
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(07-01-2017, 09:12 PM)
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Little Shop of Horrors

Never watched this before and apparently I had missed a sadistic Steve Martin perform a root canal on a masochistic horny bill Murray
ThatChairMan
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(07-01-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by kayos90

You can't be serious.

Even if the source itself was mostly weak, there were still several high moments that are the highlights of the highlights of the route. ufotable mishandled most of those scenes and rarely hit any of those same highs, while exacerbating several of the existing lows in the rest of it.
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(07-01-2017, 09:18 PM)
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Tiger Mask W 38




Toei, pls give Haruka Kamatani her own show. Please.

Man, what a great show. Tiger Mask W is just a fucking great show.
lbsa
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(07-01-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crimson_Echidna

The complete list of new Sentai Filmworks Dubs announced:

  • Flip Flappers
  • Haikyu!!
  • Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
  • Squid Girl Season 2
  • Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Squid girl feels so random among those others.
Narag
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(07-01-2017, 09:31 PM)
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Tiger Mask W 38 FIN


mfw Hellwarden uses all the screens I was going to

Show was really special once it found itself and it saved the best for last. It'll be a shame if Haruna never gets her own show out of this.
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(07-01-2017, 09:37 PM)
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Tiger Mask W 38/END
As the other two above have said, Tiger Mask W turned into a damn good show once it found it's groove around episode 10 or so (yes Red Mask was hype as fuck but the early episodes were quite uneven). Maybe we will get the New GWM spin-off show that the world deserves in the future.I have a feeling the animators were having a blast making all the faces throughout this episode.
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(07-01-2017, 09:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by SliceSabre

I am the king of trash anime.


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