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Sakura

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I thought it covered most of the LN myself. That is what I was told when people were discussing it and were asking for a second season. But since you are telling me that the anime covered 5 volumes and google tells me there are 9 volumes....disregard!
To be fair though the ending of the anime is changed from the light novels in some significant ways, so it is possible when making it they didn't know if they were going to do a movie/second season, so presented the anime in a way that could appear to have 'ended'.
 

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I watched the first episodes of Dr. Stone and Fire Force. I really liked both of them. Can’t wait to watch more.

On another note, I have so many series I need to catch up on/finish: Tokyo Ghoul: Re, Code Geass, Boruto, Dragon Ball Super, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Darling in the Franxx, A Certain Magical Index, etc. I am so behind schedule!
 
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The Promised Neverland wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be for the most popular horror anime (I really like the horror genre), but still quite decent.

High Score Girl on the other hand surprised me, after a horrible first episode after which I set the anime to 3/10 and status "dropped", I convinced myself to keep watching a bit and that twist at episode 3 actually got me interested. Then came Koharu and she turned the whole series to amazing. Too bad she isn't the main focus of the anime. I just can't deal with Akira not talking at all.

Also started watching Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. I guess I have that 8th grade syndrome too, but I don't really display it in public. Still, I find that behavior incredibly annoying and it doesn't look like it will end anytime soon.
 

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Yeah, I recorded all of the episodes of The Promised Neverland that aired on Toonami. That’s something else I have to watch. Jeebus.
 

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FK YES! I didn't know they were adapting this into an anime, and from what I read plan to cover the full complete manga.



Look at this and Vinland Saga, both great seinen series that sell on par or less than Berserk. Yet for some reason Berserk gets constantly shitted on by terrible animation projects directed by noobs. Just give the property to these studios and talent and let them to this same animation quality for it, we don't need some movie quality to match Berserks manga drawings, just a good solid adaptation ffs.
 
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I’m watching Vinland Saga right now and am thoroughly amazed that the best depiction of the Vikings I’ve seen in ten years is Japanese.

Also pretty interesting as a coming of age story. Which I guess western media no longer produces unless it’s in the service of strong independent etc etc etc women.

Do I sound salty? I’m feeling pretty salty right now. We’re not allowed to have a live action version of something like this. To much toxic masculinity.
 
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I’m watching Vinland Saga right now and am thoroughly amazed that the best depiction of the Vikings I’ve seen in ten years is Japanese.

Also pretty interesting as a coming of age story. Which I guess western media no longer produces unless it’s in the service of strong independent etc etc etc women.

Do I sound salty? I’m feeling pretty salty right now. We’re not allowed to have a live action version of something like this. To much toxic masculinity.
Sniff. Read the manga. Then don't hate me for it.

Is there an official thread for Shingeki no Kyojin? I'd love to discuss the manga.
There is a one about the anime or the last season I believe but you could just do that here? 🤷
 

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I love how Demon Slayer has rehabilitation arcs. I guess they are technically training arcs (e.g. Tanjiro learning about Total Concentration Breathing) but seeing the damage that the characters get ups the impact of the fights. There are no sensu beans or chakra healing Crazy Diamond or magical potions (beyond those that treat magical-type damage) - Zenitsu is down for months to recover, and both Tanjiro and Inosuke are down for at least a few weeks.

That's what I like about Demon Slayer - it uses all those shonen tropes in interesting ways that make them feel less shoneny.
 

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How far into the Vinland Saga manga is the anime going to cover? I'm on volume 4 right now. I want to watch the anime but I also want to keep ahead of it with the manga.
 

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I love how Demon Slayer has rehabilitation arcs. I guess they are technically training arcs (e.g. Tanjiro learning about Total Concentration Breathing) but seeing the damage that the characters get ups the impact of the fights. There are no sensu beans or chakra healing shoneny.
But there are though...
 

infinitys_7th

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But there are though...
Where? After the drum demon, everyone had to spend at least a couple weeks healing at one of the slayer bases. During the mountain fight, Shinobu never gave anyone some instant healing medication - she gave painkillers and antivenin for the spider. Now at her base the treatment is going to take a while, including three months to fix Zenitsu. No one is popping a sensu bean and almost instantly getting healed. There are heavy consequences for the humans making a single mistake.
 

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Where? After the drum demon, everyone had to spend at least a couple weeks healing at one of the slayer bases. During the mountain fight, Shinobu never gave anyone some instant healing medication - she gave painkillers and antivenin for the spider. Now at her base the treatment is going to take a while, including three months to fix Zenitsu. No one is popping a sensu bean and almost instantly getting healed. There are heavy consequences for the humans making a single mistake.
Butterfly gave them medicine that sped up their recovery multiple times though that while not instant said medicine doesn't even exist irl. Also the fact that they don't die from half of the shit they go thru is also in itself hilarious. Daily reminder that what doesn't kill you DOESN'T make you stronger.
 

infinitys_7th

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Butterfly gave them medicine that sped up their recovery multiple times though that while not instant said medicine doesn't even exist irl. Also the fact that they don't die from half of the shit they go thru is also in itself hilarious. Daily reminder that what doesn't kill you DOESN'T make you stronger.
Spider demons which turn you into spiders do not exist in real-life either. And they are not really getting a zenkai from their injuries - they just have to get back up to baseline.

I just think the injuries not just being handwaved away at the end makes the combat more interesting. The fact that they have to actually spend a long period of time recovering is not something you see a lot in anime. I'm sure that the main three will never get killed, but it feels like they are in danger because they do get the shit beat out of them and lots of other slayers are getting mowed down.
 

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I just think the injuries not just being handwaved away at the end makes the combat more interesting. The fact that they have to actually spend a long period of time recovering is not something you see a lot in anime. I'm sure that the main three will never get killed, but it feels like they are in danger because they do get the shit beat out of them and lots of other slayers are getting mowed down.
But they are! Sure they took time to recover but you have things like stitching your guts together after loosing 60% of your blood and still being able to fight because SPOILERS.


Also this is best boy even though his whole gimmick makes zero sense.
 

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But they are! Sure they took time to recover but you have things like stitching your guts together after loosing 60% of your blood and still being able to fight because SPOILERS.


Also this is best boy even though his whole gimmick makes zero sense.
He doesn't look familiar. I'm watching the anime, not reading the manga btw. They just "beat" the spider demons and are healing at Shinobu's place right now.
 

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He doesn't look familiar. I'm watching the anime, not reading the manga btw. They just "beat" the spider demons and are healing at Shinobu's place right now.
He is the scary looking guy and one of the few (5?) that passed the hunter exam.
 

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Oh, him. He has not shown back up yet. The only other slayer who passed the exam who has shown back up so far is Shinobu's tsuguko.
She's cool as well. Definitely better than Shinobu. All the pillars outside NO FRIENDS are pretty bad IMO but they still play off Tanjiro. Tanjiro himself surprisingly, despite being a shonen mc is quite likeable.
 
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How far into the Vinland Saga manga is the anime going to cover? I'm on volume 4 right now. I want to watch the anime but I also want to keep ahead of it with the manga.
I’m guessing between chapter 26 and 32
 
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There's Little Forest, a 2002-2003 manga. It has a really incredible artstyle and a nice story.



My bad, it actually ran in the magazine Monthly Afternoon from 2002 to 2005.
By the way this manga is classic. I strongly recommend this bad boy if you really want some manga to read.
 
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Does anyone know Komi Can't Communicate?
You might have seen memes of it on the net.


The artstyle's really nice, but the story and characters isn't really good...

A nice meme ^^
 

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Does anyone know Komi Can't Communicate?
You might have seen memes of it on the net.


The artstyle's really nice, but the story and characters isn't really good...

A nice meme ^^
I remember reading the oneshot years ago and really liked it. Was stocked it got a serialized. But now I'm sure it will never end and grew out of it. While the quality has suffered ALOT it is not as bad as Kaguya. ie it is a decent read for the first 8 volumes or so. You'll prob like Bocchi if you liked Komi.
 

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She's cool as well. Definitely better than Shinobu. All the pillars outside NO FRIENDS are pretty bad IMO but they still play off Tanjiro. Tanjiro himself surprisingly, despite being a shonen mc is quite likeable.
I don't know, I liked how purposefully stereotypical they all are. Fire pillar wants to fight, Love pillar is over-the-top moe and dere. They were funny.

Tanjiro is great. He's got a purpose and a motivation for revenge, but he is not really about the revenge so much as turning Nezuko back to a human. Despite everything done to him and all the horrors he sees the demons commit he still respects the demons as he would humans because he knows that Nezuko could have been like that, and he knows what she struggles with.

That kind of understanding is so Japanese.

Japanese food is so picturesque. I can't eat most of it because of all the carbs lol, but I love looking at it.
 
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My bad, it actually ran in the magazine Monthly Afternoon from 2002 to 2005.
By the way this manga is classic. I strongly recommend this bad boy if you really want some manga to read.
Is this Daisuke Igarashi? Yeah bro it's good. Witches and Children of the Sea I liked too.
 

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Does anyone know Komi Can't Communicate?
You might have seen memes of it on the net.


The artstyle's really nice, but the story and characters isn't really good...

A nice meme ^^
prob the worst memed series on the internet, even more than jojo and somehow manages to be less than both the series it cloned and the series that cloned it
 

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Watched the Kabaneri movie on Netflix the other day. It was 80 minutes of stupid fun but the animation was on point.


Took a break from watching all the retro shows I was watching. Going back to them soon, for now gonna watch a few more movies. A Tree of Palme, Venus Wars and a few others.