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Anyway to make this thread about good anime for a change I watched Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer the other night and was super impressed by it, the gradual unfolding of what was going on was really well done, not too obvious, just the right amount of mystery and subtlety. It really speaks to the director's talent how well he guided the atmosphere of the movie from beginning with wacky hijinks to the sombre empty city to the group readjusting to their circumstances and so on

It does need some basic knowledge of the show to appreciate some of the character's motivations but it's a really fun movie in its own right, glad i finally found the time to watch this.
 
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Anime Thursdays: Revenge

Midori Days

His hand has tits.....

Right hand jokes etc.

Hanamaru Kindergarten RE: 1

We liked it. Unfortunately, this suggested them to watch Kodomo no Jikan. Fuck my life.

Pilot Candidate 1

This is totally DTL the show. AND GOD DAMN IT TAI! GO BACK TO DIGIMON

Powerpuff Girls Z 1

Fuck my life. God fucking damn it Toei. I can't believe they liked this enough to make me suffer this via democracy



Mermaid Melody 1

The awfulness of PPGZ had me shitting for like... several minutes. I somewhat enjoyed it.


Mew Mew Power 1

*Not actually episode one of Tokyo Mew Mew*



Nanana's Buried Treasure 2

Oh god, what is happening.

I'm supposed to be thinking either sexy Manager-san or Nanana is best girl in the show.

But now comes in Ms. Detective and her Fino-like laugh and now I'm considering her to be the superior girl.

It's not supposed to be this way for me.
Midori Days is actually really good aside from a bit much fanservice.

Pilot Candidate is only good for Kizna Towryk.

PPGZ is legit squee

Mew Mew Power can go to hell and leave Tokyo Mew Mew alone.
 

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One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
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Giant Robo 1-6:
I remember dropping this after the first episode bcause it was just too nonsensical. After I, like Setsuna, became Gundam and discovered the glory of Imagawa da god, I decided to give this a chance again. Much better, now that I know exactly what I was getting into.
 
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Chaika 1-2

Seems like it's something that could turn south really fast but the start was nice enough. Will continue watching out of appreciation of the characters not being trapped in an MMO.

also :lol @ one guy trying to use the danger of a world torn apart by war as an appeal to the saboteur without purpose in the current peaceful age
 
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I'm sorry, but can we please stop with this judgmental attitude? It only works to foster animosity.
I agree. It doesn't add any critical thought to the discussion.

Engaged to the Unidentified OVA 1

Genre: Horror

Engaged to the Unidentified OVA 2

Truly an honorable profession, lol. Pretty damn cute little back-story OVA. I'm gonna miss this show. Here's hoping for a season 2.
I want to watch these so bad. How did you find them?
 
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 8
Thoughts during episode:

- Stormy weather ahead.
- Kyon's sister is adorable.
- Kyon don't be melodramatic.
- Esper dude is quite level headed.
- Awww Haruhi is concerned about Kyon.
- Fan service all up in this
cave
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- That was weird.
- Hahahaha. Haruhi hasn't acted really crazy this episode. It's kind of cute.
- And Kyon is acting relatively calm and hasn't complained once yet. This is a good sign. Hopefully it's not just this episode Kyon is like this. He can be cynical all he wants just as long as he's not being a jerk. Cautious, caring Kyon is best Kyon.
- Kyon is being nice and isn't interrupting Esper man. This is a different Kyon.
- Lol. They tried to play that card. I knew they were bluffing.
- Ah there he is. Kyon is back. :|
- Oh Kyon don't be like that. Just because you realized it too doesn't mean you get the credit. Haruhi is doing all the explaining.
- A PHOENIX WRIGHT REFERENCE!!!!! Nice.
- Haruhi doing a Sherlock Holmes reference too. This episode has it all!
- Focusing on that mole a little too much Koi.
- And with this over I now move to the Endless Eight.....

Summary:

Gonna be honest and say that I liked Kyon a lot more in this episode. When he's being caring and what seems like having a little fun he's a much better character. Of course good things aren't meant to last and he returned to being his normal self for the most part by the end of the episode. At least he's not being as snarky/jerky with Koi (Esper man) as much as he usually is. He actually held conversations without cutting anyone off. Maybe, just maybe, his character is growing up and maturing. If that's the case then he may one of these days grow on me. That's a big maybe.

Haruhi was also not as crazy in the first half of the show. It was a nice change of pace for her and actually kind of sweet. Of course when she returned to her usual self in the last quarter of the episode it was glorious. Many great references and her just being awesome.

Let's see what Endless Eight has in store now....
 
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Scrapped Princess 1

Decided to give this a try after duckroll recommendation. I'm a sucker for western styled anime, especially fantasy. Berserk being my top manga. So this really hit that D&D desire. We have our three leads presented to us, and I can see the similarities with Chaika already. Guess it wasn't exaggeration. Though as of right now I don't want to choke this princess to death everytime she opens her mouth. Also a sweet ending, showing the affection between siblings. And not in a creepy anime way.

The day we stop being allowed to say anime is bad is the day I quit GAF forever.
Yeah. I thought the whole point of that discussion was to agree that insulting others in a mean-spirited fashion and not being constructive about it was bad.

The day I can't call your favorite anime shit, is the day I quit.
I'm waiting for the inevitable "somebody make it where we can't call anime shit" response
 
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Scrapped Princess 1

Decided to give this a try after duckroll recommendation. I'm a sucker for western styled anime, especially fantasy. Berserk being my top manga. So this really hit that D&D desire. We have our three leads presented to us, and I can see the similarities with Chaika already. Guess it wasn't exaggeration. Though as of right now I don't want to choke this princess to death everytime she opens her mouth. Also a sweet ending, showing the affection between siblings. And not in a creepy anime way.



Yeah. I thought the whole point of that discussion was to agree that insulting others in a mean-spirited fashion and being constructive about it was bad.

The day I can't call your favorite anime shit, is the day I quit.
I'm waiting for the inevitable "somebody make it where we can't call anime shit" response
Scrapped Princess is pretty watchable. Chaika definitely reminds me of it somewhat.
 
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 4

Oh god, a little sister. Please don't do this, show.



PLEASE DON'T DO THIS, SHOW.

Oh my god, I just found the DTL of this show. Incredible!

And more :DTL with Saika, as well.
-Wait, he forgot an honorific? Moving a bit fast here.

This was a marked improvement for the series, with an interesting conflict and novel solution. I've also come to the conclusion that this is supposed to be a deconstruction of the genre, so that might help my enjoyment of it.

I just wish the subs weren't so quick, it's hard to follow at times.
 

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Genshiken OVAs

What if Sue had a dirty secret?
These are fairly inconsequential anyway. They feel like extra cuts taken out of an episode.

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Knights of Mahouka Sidonia

GRAVITY

I really don't know if I like this or not. The anime-isms are just painful, and the world building borders on needless exposition at times because they don't trust the world to make sense on its own. They even use those factoid interstitials that Attack on Titan used, just to throw in even more world building exposition.

I feel like I need to stick with it since it is the only science fiction thing around, but if this was just a plain mecha show, I probably would have just put it in the same box as all the other mechas that I've seen. (Might as well be called Buddy Complex in Space)
 
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I'm thinking about taking Daily Lives off my personal backlog season list. Not because it isn't good or because I don't want to watch it, but because this season has enough good shows in it that I don't want my entire anime schedule filled with obligatory watches. And because anime comedies don't lend themselves to interesting discussion.

That doesn't mean other people can't watch it if they want.
 
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 4

Oh god, a little sister. Please don't do this, show.



PLEASE DON'T DO THIS, SHOW.

Oh my god, I just found the DTL of this show. Incredible!

And more :DTL with Saika, as well.
-Wait, he forgot an honorific? Moving a bit fast here.

This was a marked improvement for the series, with an interesting conflict and novel solution. I've also come to the conclusion that this is supposed to be a deconstruction of the genre, so that might help my enjoyment of it.

I just wish the subs weren't so quick, it's hard to follow at times.
:)

"Yahello!!"

Glad your starting to like it. It pleases me greatly.
 
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I'm thinking about taking Daily Lives off my personal backlog season list. Not because it isn't good or because I don't want to watch it, but because this season has enough good shows in it that I don't want my entire anime schedule filled with obligatory watches. And because anime comedies don't lend themselves to interesting discussion.

That doesn't mean other people can't watch it if they want.
Obligatory watch.

Are pacts being made around here?
 
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I don't think I want to know what Gantz is then. lol
Gantz is what happens when you take the most unlikable protagonist you can find and try and disguise him as relatable. But he just cries and whines and is horrible. And then you put him in a premise of Attack on Titan meets The Running Man meets Death Race meets Independence Day meets Wreck It Ralph alongside a cast of boring characters and boobs.

Admittedly I haven't read/seen the show in ages, but I remember this clearly and even if somebody told me 'no you're wrong' I'm not about to go and read/watch it again for the sake of remembering how much I hated it. Seinen done wrong.
 
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Gantz is what happens when you take the most unlikable protagonist you can find and try and disguise him as relatable. But he just cries and whines and is horrible. And then you put him in a premise of Attack on Titan meets The Running Man meets Death Race alongside a cast of boring characters and boobs.

Admittedly I haven't read/seen the show in ages, but I remember this clearly and even if somebody told me 'no you're wrong' I'm not about to go and read/watch it again for the sake of remembering how much I hated it. Seinen done wrong.
Sidonia's protagonist is actually kind of likeable though.

And he has the best harem.
 
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Blu-rays, baby

Well, dvds too.
sell your soul to the devil and spend close to $500 on blu-rays (assuming japanese amazon prices since only 2 of the blu ray sets are out here). Or dvds if you can find them. But selling your soul works.
Thanks. I don't usually buy blurays of anime so i just wanted to know that is it normal for a single bluray to have 4 episodes? Or is Yamato an exception?
 
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Thanks. I don't usually buy blurays of anime so i just wanted to know that is it normal for a single bluray to have 4 episodes? Or is Yamato an exception?
Don't quote me on this, but no it's not entirely normal. At least to sell them for those prices for 1 disc. This is a special case since the whole season was released in japan in theaters and then on blu-rays of what they showed in theaters, which was usually 3-4 episodes of a 20+ season anime. And for some reason somebody decided that indeed they'll keep it the same because fuck your wallet.
 
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"Make a contract with me and become a no-life weeaboo!"
The foul beast.

I got my Clannad Watchbet Challenge. You watch both Clannad + After Story all the way through and I'll watch any show you recommend that I haven't watched. (Within reason)

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I've sworn in life to never do a few things again.

Eat at Mcdonalds
Eat at Burgerking
Eat at Taco bell
And watch/play Key anything.
 
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