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I suppose what technical issues there still are haven't bothered me much. Their packaging is always top notch, though...that's one reason why I like buying their premium collections.
Yeah I have filled nearly an entire shelf with NISA boxsets alone. They look SO NICE.
Oh yeah. I love my Katanagatari sets from them. They're very nice.
 
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Also that makes 4 animegaffers with Psycho in their name. Gettin confusing lol.

By the way, someone on twitter was asking about a series from last year but cant remember the name. they gave a very vague description

(one of them, from the first episode, was starting off with a guy, sorta tied to a chair and girls surrounding him and he breaks free from being tied to the chair, in a classroom and jumps out the window, the girls say something like "He escaped again"

Thats all they could remember. This is hella vague but maybe yall can help?
Yeah but I am your favorite right? :p

I don't know what that show is but it sounds awesome!
 
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No Game No Life 4

Delicious Steph.

She needs to be bullied more often.

Ace Attorney reference were ace again and so was Sora's speech.

Both him and Shiro continue to do an outstanding job as best protagonists.
Whoa.

You convinced me to watch this with your words. It totally wasn't the sexy picture you posted. I am better then that....

You know I just realized that Black Bullet isn't scarred to kill off any loli's, that's some hardship.
Black Bullet has just been darker then I would've pictured when I started watching it.

whoah. what am I missing here?
That's what I'm saying.

Anohana 7

A really sweet episode, with a
freaking punch to the gut right at the end
.
Almost there....

....there we are. Just a few more episodes to go.
 
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Wow this turned out to be better than I thought. Really not a big fan of the loli stuff but the sibling duo are quite formiddable. I like how bright and colorful everything is too.

Steph is also niiiiice
 
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Shuffle! 10-12

10's wedding hijinks and 11's focus on Mayumi and Benibara both felt like the show getting all the comedy out of its system before the major tone shift that occurred about halfway through episode 12. Even the title card and the eyecatch were different. Good on the staff for that, they would've felt too whimsical otherwise. I did appreciate the whimsy, especially with Mayumi. I know she's the origin of the "A flat chest is a status symbol!" meme, before Konata quoted it and everyone mimicked her version instead. Sia's date episode may have had panties as a focal point, but in Mayumi's half of episode 11, they were felt by their absence. Definitely the lewdest episode of what has otherwise not been too lewd of a series. A few peeks down the cleavage here and there, but that's almost normal.

And then comes 12. So Primula is
a homunculus of some sort. That explains a few things.
Feels like I'm at the tip of the iceberg here (pun not intended) for the reason this show got on The List. It's not a super huge departure from what's come before, and the show remains charming in its simple visual novel-ness. But that change of eyecatch signifies that we'll be doing this Da Capo style. Reel them in with some comedy and then go full-blown drama.
Oh boy this is gonna be fun. The last few episodes are so messed up.

Anohana 9

Man, these relationships are all sorts of messed up.
Yukiatsu is still stuck in the past, obsessed with Menma and looking for closure, yet he's extremely jealous of Jintan for being able to see Menma. He wants to hook up with Anaru, who still loves Jintan and is jealous of the attention he spends on Menma. Meanwhile, Tsuruko obviously wants to be with Yukiatsu, yet witnesses him trying to proposition Anaru. And to top it all off, now Jintan realizes that he's still in love with Menma, and doesn't want her to leave.
All of these emotions are boiling just beneath the surface, and it feels like they're about to explode.
Yup. Yup. And yup.

Theyre one sexually frustrated group of friends
I LOL'd.

Anohana 10

They did a really good job of making it
feel like a wake and a funeral
. Also, Yukiatsu was a dick for that stunt he pulled.

So I'm guessing:

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Poppo witnessed the death and did nothing.

-
Menma's still around because Jintan can't let go of her memory.

Anyway, gonna watch the final episode now.
I love how on the ball you were about these predictions. Yukiatsu I never liked. Not even at the end.

Anohana END

I dare anyone to watch that and not at least tear up. I'm still crying.
;_;

Made me tear up pretty hard. Really sad. Still doesn't come close to Clannad After Story's ending. T_T

we found you ;-;
Damn it. Starting to make me tear up a little.

Damn you, I'd stopped.
Some people. ;_;
 
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Shinozaki-san Ki o Ota Shika ni!
With her beautiful looks and outgoing personality, Shinozaki Akina used to be the leader of a group of hotties on the top of a class hierarchy. After her high school debut was delayed, however, she finds herself isolated in the class.

Next to Akina sits Sasamura Kaede, an otaku girl who can turn into a bishoujo with her glasses off. Akina decides to get Kaede out of the otaku life and groom her for a perfect high school life, but the only way to get close to Kaede is for Akina to pretend to be a Precure otaku herself to her chargrin...
 
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Gundam 00 S1 - 17

Yup. Should have known that these guys
were too overpowered to be the good guys.

Ooooooh boy. So the big boss of Celestial Being
isn't exactly trying to get rid of war. I'm just going to go guess here that the real goal is world domination? It has to be world domination. But if it isn't, I'll probably be impressed.

Louise is going to Spain you say?
Something really bad is going to happen to Louise I say. At this point they might as well stick a huge countdown clock on her.
 
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This sounds great. Anime adaptation when.


Ping Pong 4

The matches in this episode were just so much fun to watch visually. In the first, there was something mesmerising about the interesting rhythm of Peko's smashes against Sakuma's crazy high shots, and the frustration on Peko's side was palpable. And in the second, the sheer intensity of Kazama's play, emphasised by all the creative "monster" imagery, was quite something to behold.

Great stuff.
 
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Fate/Zero 2
Thoughts during episode:
- He's using the spirit to
steal books
. Okay.....
- Cool OP.
- I am caring less and less about this kid.
- His little girl is adorable.
- Wait hold up.... Saber is
King Arthur
?
- Oh man. Mom is
gonna die
?
- What the heck. This dude is demonic.
- Oh! How nice of his summon.
- WTF!!! This is twisted.
- Dang.
- Assassin is cool.
- Archer is cooler.
- This show man.

Summary:
So..... This show really showed it's dark, twisted side in the second half. And I loved every minute of it. The start was a bit weak and I am not really caring about Waver or his summon. Finding out Saber is actually
King Arthur
was a big "wait what?" moment.
The serial murderer getting a summon
that is even more twisted then he was a big WTF moment. And the battle between the two summons was brief but cool. I just hope
Assassin isn't actually down for the count
as I think he's pretty cool.
 
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Aren't most blu-rays region free now anyway?
I know my blu-rays of Japanese artists' concerts are,
Yes and no. JP ones are largely.
With anime though 90% of US releases are locked and so are UK releases. (that don't get US ones.)

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 3

Why say something once when you can say it two or three times? Did they really need to spend multiple minutes explaining that Kakyoin was controlled? Shouldn't this episode have been done and over with at least ten minutes before it did? Who forgot to hire an editor?

So many questions.
Could this be the work of a stand user?

Next time definitely.

Most of anime is region locked.
Not true, most anime is released in Japan and most Japanese anime is region free!
 
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Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin 4

Well, that was an interesting revelation, I guess. This show is just plain fun.

Oh, and Tensai is still the best.
I wish that embrace scene at the beginning of the episode could have been for reals, because it was sooooo cute, but...yeah. Ah well, Tensai is crazy cute even without such things.
 

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well not really...yet
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world conquest zvezda plot 1

Pretty funny and ludicrous but I don't understand why it has to be filled with pedo shit. Feels nothing like an Okamura show either. Oh well.
 
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Gundam 00 S1 - 18

OH WHAT THE HELL. HOLY SHIT.

Oh man, I knew something bad was gonna happen to Louise, but good lord! In that one moment, your entire family's DEAD, you lost your left hand so you can't wear the ring your boyfriend worked so hard to get, and WHY did this happen?

"I'm bored, let's kill some civvies." Said Nena in the middle of a mission, who from this point on shall be coded as Q-Vier, cause that's who she is.

I never liked Louise, but I never expected them to actually keep her alive after that. I thought for sure that they would kill her off in that attack. Instead they keep her alive just so she can suffer in that harsh reality. Just damn.

Setsuna better kick some ass in the next episode.
 
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Waver/Rider stuff comes into its own before long.
I hope so. Rider seems cool enough, if not a bit of a doofus.

No Naruto this week.

That's all right.

Not like I'm looking forward to them returning back to the main plot.
Right? All we care about is the flashbacks and side plots.

Waver/Rider quickly become the best pairing in the show, trust me. Waver just kinda rides on the cool train that is Rider though. But he's cool enough for like 20 million Wavers.
Man I really hope so. Everyone else is either dark and twisted or just oozes awesomesauce. Waver and Rider are just kind of aloof and are weird.
 
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I hope so. Rider seems cool enough, if not a bit of a doofus.



Right? All we care about is the flashbacks and side plots.



Man I really hope so. Everyone else is either dark and twisted or just oozes awesomesauce. Waver and Rider are just kind of aloof and are weird.
Waver is the newbie character that most fiction stories tend to have, only with the added bonus that they aren't the lead protagonists. Basically every fantasy/sci fi story you've read where the lead protagonist (usually a kid) is introduced to a new world of [BLANK] so they represent the viewer who is unfamiliar with the way this world works. You learn with the character. That's why they have the scenes of Waver researching through books and learning all the shit about the holy grail war, alongside the info dump by the other characters.

Rider basically is a pretty strong guy and he carries Waver around. He makes up for Waver's aloofness trust me
 
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Gundam 00 S1 - 18

OH WHAT THE HELL. HOLY SHIT.

Oh man, I knew something bad was gonna happen to Louise, but good lord! In that one moment, your entire family's DEAD, you lost your left hand so you can't wear the ring your boyfriend worked so hard to get, and WHY did this happen?

"I'm bored, let's kill some civvies." Said Nena in the middle of a mission, who from this point on shall be coded as Q-Vier, cause that's who she is.

I never liked Louise, but I never expected them to actually keep her alive after that. I thought for sure that they would kill her off in that attack. Instead they keep her alive just so she can suffer in that harsh reality. Just damn.

Setsuna better kick some ass in the next episode.
I too thought that Louise was going to get offed in this one so I was pretty surprised when she didn't. This episode was a pretty significant one in terms of the overall story and you'll see why later on. Also if you haven't liked Louise until now you probably won't like her much later on either.

00 Season 2 was stupid but not that stupid!
 
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I too thought that Louise was going to get offed in this one so I was pretty surprised when she didn't. This episode was a pretty significant one in terms of the overall story and you'll see why later on. Also if you haven't liked Louise until now you probably won't like her much later on either.



00 Season 2 was stupid but not that stupid!
Kiss Dum is a very uniquely special level of stupid. I highly recommend it.

Imagine if someone sucked all the joy out of a mecha series and replaced it with boredom. It's that kinda of stupid.
Like Gasaraki?
 
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Waver is the newbie character that most fiction stories tend to have, only with the added bonus that they aren't the lead protagonists. Basically every fantasy/sci fi story you've read where the lead protagonist (usually a kid) is introduced to a new world of [BLANK] so they represent the viewer who is unfamiliar with the way this world works. You learn with the character. That's why they have the scenes of Waver researching through books and learning all the shit about the holy grail war, alongside the info dump by the other characters.

Rider basically is a pretty strong guy and he carries Waver around. He makes up for Waver's aloofness trust me
The
serial killer
seems to be in the same boat as Waver and doesn't know what's going on so I imagine info dump from his summon too.
 
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I too thought that Louise was going to get offed in this one so I was pretty surprised when she didn't. This episode was a pretty significant one in terms of the overall story and you'll see why later on. Also if you haven't liked Louise until now you probably won't like her much later on either.
I've been waiting for a big moment like that since episode 1, and quite frankly, I wasn't disappointed. It's all on now, and I can't see this show slowing down after that.

Take everything you like about this season and throw it in the trash a few episodes in. First ep of s2 is so fucking misleading.
I like the overall tension of the show, the Gundam battles, and how the entire world reacts towards Celestial Being in different ways.

I have no idea how they can screw this up, and quite frankly I'm scared to find out.

Still gonna watch S2 though. Just to see how they do it.

Imagine if someone sucked all the joy out of a mecha series and replaced it with boredom. It's that kinda of stupid.
*Fear intensifies*

Last fight was hot though.

Movie ruined everything worse afterwards.
All right, another thing for me to look forward to and to fear.
 
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What levels of stupid are we talking here? Valvrave? Code Geass R2?
Take everything you like about this season and throw it in the trash a few episodes in. First ep of s2 is so fucking misleading.
The first ep of S2 if in my opinion the best of the series.

As for S2 as a whole its definitely a step down from the first but I wouldn't call it bad by any means, but you can really tell that they had an original plan and when the movie got greenlite, the staff was like. holy shit, how do we end this now and as a result it really suffers. Not bad by any means but it really takes a left turn in S2. It decides to take its interesting premise of its first season, and scrap it for a more traditional gundam story.

Now the movie is just bad
 
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