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  1. Riiiight, I think it was more what you told about the anime that made me feel I shouldn't watch it. Subtle differences. :3 Anyway, managed to catch up on some more of my watch-to list over the last week (including a bit of binging over the weekend) and none of it was trash! How weird. So, a very positive surprise was I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, a comedy short about a young marriage between an otaku and a normie. You wouldn't expect an anime with 3 minute, gag-filled episodes to have much substance, but damn, it's such an on-point portrayal of young adult relationshi
  2. That's indeed not a great source of comfy vibes... It's good that Leadale's author had enough reason to couple the time skip with relevant characters being of the long-lived races. And you reminded me of the Average Abilities show that Poltroon recommended me to skip... From what I heard that might be an actual case of this brand of isekai being more annoying than relaxing.
  3. I think at this point wholesome isekais with female protagonists are their own, major sub-genre and I'm haven't encountered one bad enough to not be enjoyable to me. It's just distilled relaxation, and there seems to be a decent market for them, considering some shows like Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear even get multiple seasons. At the same time, the absolute freakin' flood of isekais of all kind is a thing, so I understand why people get so sick of them and bash every show that doesn't introduce something fresh. Aye, and funnily enough, I haven't really seen many opinions claiming the anime is
  4. So, I was mostly cut from internet for a bit, but I've got some series downloaded on my tablet and ended up watching some... Interesting stuff. First, The Irregular at Magic High School... What in the actual f***. I just can't get over how much this series destroys itself with its OP protagonist. Who (warning: SPOILERS!) starts as unassuming badass (more or less a Yuuji from Grisaia kind of character), but is quickly revealed to be: - A master-class martial artist, - World's best magic engineer, - Literally immortal, - Literally able to make and unmake things at will(!
  5. So, signifying my return to life after a few months of physical and emotional misery (yay!), I've starting watching bottom-tier anime again. My first choice randomly became Monster Girl Doctor, which I downloaded before the anime-watching-break to my CR app and hey, it was way less terrible than I expected! As far as harem trash can be my guilty pleasure, it can become so juvenile and shallow that it gets irritating even as brainless time waster. This anime kept a surprisingly good balance of things: episodes that focus on medical cases rather than fanservice overload, heroines with decently d
  6. Funnily enough, I think I initially bounced off The World God Only Knows, as the initial episodes didn't showcase the show's strengths that well... The main reason I eventually got into it and discovered the emotional rollercoaster that followed (particularly in season 3) was my irrational completionist impulse. I just don't abandon shows, they only go on long hiatuses.
  7. Holy Crap, I last posted in November... This time thing in merciless, I don't like it even one bit. :notlikemiya:

    1. Mr Poltroon

      Mr Poltroon

      Time is so strange.

    2. Plk_Lesiak


      And brutal. :<

  8. Grisaia immidiately comes to mind. The protagonist doesn't get flustered much, to say the least. I'm less positive about those, but I'd speculate that protagonists of Majikoi and Fureraba are more on the pervert/proactive side of things (and now I've checked, the VNDB tags seem to agree with me). With the first game being a bit more in-depth and second more or less pure comedy, but both well-written and with strong focus on the characters.
  9. Hey, Nogizaka46, that idol group I always saw as a bit less crappy than most idol groups, sent some of their girls to The First Take (IMO with cool results). Nice to see idols in an environment that is very much about music and singing, and not about all the superficial crap. :3
  10. Grisaia adaptations have their own charm IMO. They aren't great, but for the most part, they capture the spirit of the series and do a fine job of rewriting Kajitsu in a way that makes sense for the sequels. School Days is a faithful adaptation of the game's worst route. Which means it kind of awful and kind of glorious, depending on how you look at it. I'll forever be a staunch defender of both, although probably it's not what you were looking for when asking for "good" series. xD Is Fate worth mentioning in this context? At the very least, Unlimited Blade Works and Heaven's Feel ar
  11. Going a bit deeper into the anime, I can't imagine the original being worth anyone's time TBH. There are some gloriously inappropriate moments in the show that can be enjoyable on some level, but generally, it's the kind of content that makes some sense in decently-animated form, but would be completely dull to read through. And whenever it strays away from dumb comedy, it gets boring right away. If anyone watched it and remembers the giant tiger episode, they might know what I'm talking about – it was not only weirdly dull and humorless, but also did a tonal 180 at the end with the weirdest s
  12. Right, what I didn't mention is that I actually enjoyed the drama around the second saint and the way her story was resolved to a decent degree. While in a normal series indeed either her or the prince would simply be villains, here it's probably the most nuanced and emotional part of the plot. And overall, what I said about the final act is kind of a minor complaint, although...
  13. That shouldn't be too hard! The question is, do we start from scratch or add the last year's half-assed efforts?
  14. How are you doing people? I haven't been around lately but strangely enough,I'm still alive and even watching trash-tier anime! First, I've finished The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent which, sadly, fell more into cheesy romance tropes more than the isekai power fantasy in the second part of the season. It's quite an interesting specimen in general, as it does with josei tropes basically the same thing trashiest isekais usually do with shounen tropes – the world is just so convenient for the protagonist it's laughable, but at the same time, the female fantasy is infinitely more wholesom
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