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20 minutes ago, Beichuuka said:

I have a hard time getting on the Your Name hype train.
I mean, it was a fine film, but I just didn't see anything particularly special about it.

I think the sound, animation and artwork were all very exceptional, like in other Makoto Shinkai's works.

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11 hours ago, Zidan209 said:

I think the sound, animation and artwork were all very exceptional, like in other Makoto Shinkai's works.

That. The film is nothing impressive in terms of story or character construction, but it never tried to begin with. Kimi no nawa is almost like a videoclip, really high production value, espectacular direction, amazing OST. It was intendended to give people their dosis of audiovisual orgasms, and at least in my case they did achieve it. 

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So, I finished Geass. About the ending, i am satisfied (more or less), there were some details that I'd prefer were different. I'm too lazy to share more of my thoughts, because i would have to filter spoilers. But all in all, a pretty magnificent anime. I kinda wonder if the 3rd season is real

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I just finished Restaurant to Another World, which I absolutely adored. It was every bit as solid a feel-good experience as Interviews with Monster Girls was for me earlier this year (quick check: is it still this year? yes, it's still this year, whew).

Normally I don't care for such episodic shows (and I would probably be even more likely to be put off by shows where each episode was basically two half-length stories), but this one totally worked for me, perhaps because it actually grew the cast meaningfully in each episode. That's a pretty big contrast to, say, Natsume's Book of Friends or Kino's Journey, where every episode brings in new characters, but then they disappear never to be seen again, which I guess kind of rubs me the wrong way. No "monster of the week" formula here: everything compounds and ties back into previous stories. It shows a lot of care and love for the people on behalf of the creator, and I found the resulting experience really appealing.

Of course, it also helps that I just like food shows. But more importantly, I loved aspects like the show's casual approach to character development, such as when

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the dragon waitress who speaks directly into people's minds instead starts actually speaking out loud to people, beginning with her coworkers, after a scene where she reflects on how happy she is to have them in her life. But the show doesn't throw this in your face: it just does it, and it works, and it's lovely. And of course, then they go on to use it to give her even more humanizing moments, like when she keeps talking with her mouth full (which, again, the show never calls attention to, and which makes it all the more intimate and sweet).

Heck, I even loved the way they tied things together and explained them, when I was fully expecting (and fine with) that remaining ambiguous.

All in all, even though everybody told me it was good even before I started it, this was still an incredibly enjoyable show for me, vastly exceeding my expectations.

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5 hours ago, Fred the Barber said:

I just finished Restaurant to Another World, which I absolutely adored. (...) 

I liked it too, although I think that it's pretty much dependent on whether you like the theme, for me it was actually getting pretty tiring by the end - it's only that many times you can watch people getting unreasonably excited over a dish. When I look at Food Wars adverts now they look like hell to me, even though I believe the series is in reality just as great as people make it out to be. I just won't be able to stand these over-the-top "foodgasm" sections in any piece of media for a while. :D

I have to admit though that the lore and characters in "Restaurant..." were for the most part great. Every moment that focused on Aletta was pretty much automatically my favorite one, but the rest of the cast didn't fall that far behind. ;] 

 

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3 hours ago, ittaku said:

Strange, Restaurant.. didn't work for me at all. I just got bored of the same plot over and over and gave up about halfway.

Wouldn't be the first time our tastes have diverged. Maybe my bias towards food shows is even stronger than I thought.

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21 minutes ago, Fred the Barber said:

Wouldn't be the first time our tastes have diverged. Maybe my bias towards food shows is even stronger than I thought.

May be, may be... I have been watching shokugeki no souma every season and by now I'm starting to get tired of that too. The only time I find it interesting now is when it concentrates on the characters and their development. They need to get it on with Erina and Souma sooner rather than later because I'm over the food porn aspect.

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23 minutes ago, ittaku said:

May be, may be... I have been watching shokugeki no souma every season and by now I'm starting to get tired of that too. The only time I find it interesting now is when it concentrates on the characters and their development. They need to get it on with Erina and Souma sooner rather than later because I'm over the food porn aspect.

Agreed with them needing to start getting Erina and Souma together already, though honestly I'm still in love with the show. It's not so much the food porn as all the passion in the characters and the interplay of the characters that does it for me. That said, I haven't watched season three yet... but it's next on my docket.

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I'm still shipping Souma x Megumi. I don't expect the ship to sail in the end, but I refuse to abandon that ship even if it means the death of me.

I should pick the manga back up though. I decided to put it on hold when I caught up to the current chapter, and now I'm about 130 chapters behind, lol.

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7 hours ago, Kenshin_sama said:

I'm still shipping Souma x Megumi. I don't expect the ship to sail in the end, but I refuse to abandon that ship even if it means the death of me.

I should pick the manga back up though. I decided to put it on hold when I caught up to the current chapter, and now I'm about 130 chapters behind, lol.

Yeah good luck with that. Man if the anime has too much food porn, I'd hate to try and read the manga.

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16 hours ago, ittaku said:

Yeah good luck with that. Man if the anime has too much food porn, I'd hate to try and read the manga.

The food porn aspect is a lot more tame in the manga than it is in the anime.

Compare the scene in the anime here

to these pages in the manga.


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Yeah, J.C. Staff did go a little nuts on their rendition of the food porn aspect, lol.

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