Jump to content
Ryoji

What Anime are you watching now?

Recommended Posts

Okay. I finished Kokoro Connect, and I can see why these guys pick Inaban over Iori.

Overall, a pretty good show. Would give positive remarks about it should anyone ask me if it's good. While the start was really, really weird due to what I've mentioned before, it manages to better establish itself as its characters grow.

Spoiler

I absolutely loved everyone by the end. I still stand by the idea that maybe we're Heartseed's kin in our own context in relation to the show, and that the phenomena that push them to grow are ones that are conveniently placed for our entertainment. If anything, Heartseed succeeded in making it interesting, turning what would be normal conflicts in HS life into an overblown drama spurred on by increased stakes from supernatural events.

Not that it being an overblown drama is anything bad. That kind of drama is exactly what makes HS life (or maybe life in an educational institute in general) so colorful and interesting. At the peak of our emotional insecurities and personal instabilities, what determines our growth or recession is the people that stay with us through the ebbing tides. God, I seem to lose the ability to speak normally when it comes to expressing things that I'm sensitive to these days.

It was also good seeing the irresponsible claims Taichi made in Hito Random coming back to bite him in later arcs. Sometimes, being overly kind really hurts people, and Taichi's way of saving Iori was a perfect example of that. I'm glad he eventually realized how wrong the things he did were though. Props to him for that.

Inaban was hella cute. I love this lovestruck Dereban. Though, I still end up liking Iori better. I find it inevitable to like someone better after you see their vulnerabilities and how they succeed in dealing with them. Although hella weak from all the things she's been going through, she eventually reclaims herself through the help of her friends. I thought that was really beautiful. I hope Iori can find happiness in the next arcs of the series which, to my own regret, are arcs I won't be experiencing any time soon. Best girl doesn't deserve that kind of suffering.

Season 2 when?

Wonder what I'll pick up next, hmmmm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Kosakyun said:

Okay. I finished Kokoro Connect, and I can see why these guys pick Inaban over Iori.

Overall, a pretty good show. Would give positive remarks about it should anyone ask me if it's good. While the start was really, really weird due to what I've mentioned before, it manages to better establish itself as its characters grow.

  Hide contents

I absolutely loved everyone by the end. I still stand by the idea that maybe we're Heartseed's kin in our own context in relation to the show, and that the phenomena that push them to grow are ones that are conveniently placed for our entertainment. If anything, Heartseed succeeded in making it interesting, turning what would be normal conflicts in HS life into an overblown drama spurred on by increased stakes from supernatural events.

Not that it being an overblown drama is anything bad. That kind of drama is exactly what makes HS life (or maybe life in an educational institute in general) so colorful and interesting. At the peak of our emotional insecurities and personal instabilities, what determines our growth or recession is the people that stay with us through the ebbing tides. God, I seem to lose the ability to speak normally when it comes to expressing things that I'm sensitive to these days.

It was also good seeing the irresponsible claims Taichi made in Hito Random coming back to bite him in later arcs. Sometimes, being overly kind really hurts people, and Taichi's way of saving Iori was a perfect example of that. I'm glad he eventually realized how wrong the things he did were though. Props to him for that.

Inaban was hella cute. I love this lovestruck Dereban. Though, I still end up liking Iori better. I find it inevitable to like someone better after you see their vulnerabilities and how they succeed in dealing with them. Although hella weak from all the things she's been going through, she eventually reclaims herself through the help of her friends. I thought that was really beautiful. I hope Iori can find happiness in the next arcs of the series which, to my own regret, are arcs I won't be experiencing any time soon. Best girl doesn't deserve that kind of suffering.

Season 2 when?

Wonder what I'll pick up next, hmmmm.

Did you watch the kokoro connect OVAs? There is no need for a season 2 because they complete the series. You should have watched 17 episodes in total.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ittaku said:

Did you watch the kokoro connect OVAs? There is no need for a season 2 because they complete the series. You should have watched 17 episodes in total.

I did. The novel has a lot more arcs though. That's what I meant. :wafuu:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, that S2 is almost definitely not happening. Not after that whole fiasco with Mitsuhiro Ichiki...
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-04/kokoro-connect-staff-issues-statements-on-performer-treatment

A real shame, too. Apparently this was the result of a harmless joke gone viral, and everyone losing their shit for no reason.

This is why we can never have nice things.

Edited by Kenshin_sama

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Fred the Barber said:

Season 2 never, I'm sure, but the LN series is being officially localized, and the translator is a friend and is doing good work with it, so there's always that option: https://www.amazon.com/Kokoro-Connect-1-Hito-Random-ebook/dp/B07FNMCNGR/

Yea I was hoping the LNs were getting localized. Thanks for confirming it for me. It was last year, huh?

I'll try ordering it through my local bookstore. I was looking for another series to collect after catching up with the current releases of Monogatari and Dragon Maid, so I'll consider this if I'm able to order it. Either this, New Game, or something else that I'm forgetting. I know I wanted that 'something else', but I can't remember what it was. Oh well. I still need to find a goddamn job. Wonder if I can land a translation job? Also how dare you ignore my special pun.

14 hours ago, Kenshin_sama said:

Yeah, that S2 is almost definitely not happening. Not after that whole fiasco with Mitsuhiro Ichiki...
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-04/kokoro-connect-staff-issues-statements-on-performer-treatment

A real shame, too. Apparently this was the result of a harmless joke gone viral, and everyone losing their shit for no reason.

This is why we can never have nice things.

Damn, that sucks. Backlash really does land unwarranted impacts on different projects. rip Iori dreams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess it's a sign that I'm slightly depressed when I start binging terrible shows just to laugh at them? Whatever might be the case, yesterday I burned my afternoon watching Jashin-chan Dropkick and it was kind of OK, surprisingly enough? It's basically gore comedy and Gabriel DropOUT mixed together, with Jashin, a lamia demon, being an absolute scumbag with near-unlimited regeneration powers and constantly being punished for her behaviour in appropriately brutal ways. It does not even bother with worldbuilding or giving more context than a 2-minute, bare-bones introduction and just jumps straight into the gags and I kind of respect that. It's a trash show, but one that knows exactly what it's doing and never pretending to be something more than a chain of dumb slapstick gags. It does get strangely wholesome by the end and there's actually a lot less violence in it than I've expected, but generally, it served it's purpose well and with no pretence of dignity. 7 bloody chainsaws that just disembowelled a scumbag demon out of 10.

But hey, you can't just live on casual trash, so I decided to step up my game and watched the first episode of Happy Sugar Life today. This show is absolutely hysterical with the kind of messed-up edginess it tries to generate, it makes School Days' final episodes feel tame and reasonable in comparison. Also, having the psychotic high school girl in love with an elementary schooler being voiced by Kana Hanazawa... I cannot even start to imagine how this became a thing but I thank the otaku gods for making it a reality. It's going to be a treat. :wahaha:

Edited by Plk_Lesiak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just completed Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2. The secret hidden in Eren's basement has finally been revealed, making it a huge turning point in the series. The fight scenes were also top notch as expected. Overall a very good watch but it's a pity that there are only 10 episodes. 

On another note, the final season of AoT will premiere next year. It will start from Volume 23 (Chapter 91) of the manga and adapt 2 very long arcs, so I'm really looking forward to it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Currently rewatching Neon Genesis Evangelion (Netflix changed the ending song, so I am kind of annoyed at that) and boy, watching this again after you get older gives a totally different perspective on Shinji's character (not only him. The entire cast has a lot of inner struggles that you can barely understand when you are young).

Almost on episode 20 and this series is amazing (much more than I remembered).

On 02/07/2019 at 10:26 AM, wei123 said:

Just completed Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2. The secret hidden in Eren's basement has finally been revealed, making it a huge turning point in the series. The fight scenes were also top notch as expected. Overall a very good watch but it's a pity that there are only 10 episodes. 

On another note, the final season of AoT will premiere next year. It will start from Volume 23 (Chapter 91) of the manga and adapt 2 very long arcs, so I'm really looking forward to it.


I also watched it and I heard the manga is also near completion. Do you have any idea how many chapters are left?

Edited by AstralSword
typos/quote

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, AstralSword said:

I also watched it and I heard the manga is also near completion. Do you have any idea how many chapters are left?

It hasn't been revealed yet, but I personally think it should have 2 volumes left, so that would make it 8 chapters.

Edited by wei123

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watched the first 4 episodes of Falling of the Shield Loser. You know, for some reason, it doesn't feel like a very good adaptation of the original material. I read neither the original LN nor the manga, but it does feel a bit rushed.

Overall, didn't like this anime. Didn't really buy the character development, and there's nothing that impressed me so far. Plus, the whole storyline where "everyone hates the MC, and the story always likes to remind us of how unlucky he is, while he is actually a good guy inside", feels kind of cheesy and not very interesting to follow, at least for me personally. So, I guess, I have a strange masochistic desire to continue watching this to see if it gets any better, but, to be honest, I should probably drop it here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Dreamysyu said:

Watched the first 4 episodes of Falling of the Shield Loser. You know, for some reason, it doesn't feel like a very good adaptation of the original material. I read neither the original LN nor the manga, but it does feel a bit rushed.

Overall, didn't like this anime. Didn't really buy the character development, and there's nothing that impressed me so far. Plus, the whole storyline where "everyone hates the MC, and the story always likes to remind us of how unlucky he is, while he is actually a good guy inside", feels kind of cheesy and not very interesting to follow, at least for me personally. So, I guess, I have a strange masochistic desire to continue watching this to see if it gets any better, but, to be honest, I should probably drop it here.

Judging by your second paragraph, I'd say it is a fairly faithful adaptation.

The story, be it the original or any of its adaptations, IS fairly unimaginative, and the author gets stuck, not to say becomes obsessed, with the idea of the suffering martyr, to the point the MC gets a bit of development early on, and then absolutely nothing for practically forever. What I personally found funny is that, very early on, tons of people realise that he's not the scumbag they're told he is, and he gets tons of support and the undying loyalty of his slaves allies, but every single conflict is basically him going into a rage because "the world is unfair and everyone hates meeeeeeeeee". It's the kind of cheap drama that really gets the blood pumping when you're a teen.

To be fair, the original concept is pretty good. It's just that the author is incapable of doing anything that's not edgy af with the MC, or to have him grow past his first steps into "herohood". It probably doesn't help that the show tries its darnest to make the other heroes so uncharismatic and dumb, to the point that it's difficult to care about them both as potential enemies or allies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watched the first episode of Sarazanmai.

Well, I did. :michiru: ( <- this is pretty much my reaction so far).

Would be better without anal humor though (if this is supposed to be humor).

Edit. Oh, well, looks like I missed the entire point of these scenes. Fell stupid.

Edited by Dreamysyu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/7/2019 at 8:02 PM, Dreamysyu said:

Watched the first 4 episodes of Falling of the Shield Loser. You know, for some reason, it doesn't feel like a very good adaptation of the original material. I read neither the original LN nor the manga, but it does feel a bit rushed.

Overall, didn't like this anime. Didn't really buy the character development, and there's nothing that impressed me so far. Plus, the whole storyline where "everyone hates the MC, and the story always likes to remind us of how unlucky he is, while he is actually a good guy inside", feels kind of cheesy and not very interesting to follow, at least for me personally. So, I guess, I have a strange masochistic desire to continue watching this to see if it gets any better, but, to be honest, I should probably drop it here.

I'll be a good person and save you some hours of your life. 

The first 4 episodes were the only decent part of the show. If you didn't enjoy even that, don't bother. It gets much, much worse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recently I finished School Rumble series (both seasons & OVAs). It was nice love comedy (with emphasis on comedy ;)) with great characters. There were some serious/more emotional moments well placed here and there as well, and many pariodes/references/easter eggs. Plot was almost nonexistent, and characters relationships haven't progressed too much, but it still was enjoyable ride.

Spoiler

As Akira mentioned at the end of the 2nd season - "Now resetting is complete" :P

Unfortunately ending was really unsatisfying :( Can't blame animators, as apparently manga ended in the same way - they only can be blamed for turning supposed 3rd season into 2-episode OVA (ep 25 and 26). If it was VN, that would be, maybe not bad end, but one of those "normal ends".

 

So now I demand School Rumble VN, where Kenji could end up with Eri or Yakumo ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/19/2019 at 12:03 AM, ittaku said:

No, it is brutally hard to watch. If you could not watch fullmetal alchemist then I suggest you skip made in abyss. It's overall got a positive outlook but the crossroads along the way are disturbing on a grand scale. I cried by eyes out on it.

It was awesome :o so unexpected and sick. But not in a way that would make me feel sad or anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Sonicboom2.0 said:

I'm currently watching Ushio to Tora, I'm really enjoying the ride so far. I'd like to discuss what other people think of the anime too.

It was fun and the amazing thing was the second season was substantially better than the first, making for an extremely satisfying conclusion to the series.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally worked my way through Koi Kaze - an incestuous love story which had some rave reviews many years ago. It's dated badly, and I don't even know why the siblings fell in love - the MC is a prick to his sister. I guess tackling an incest story head on is why it got rave reviews. VNs have dulled my senses to incest stories though so it just looks old and uninspiring now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been a while since I watched so many anime back to back.

So, I watched Made in Abyss. The thing that stood out the most to me is that the soundtrack is absolutely amazing. While the number of songs doesn't seem to be very big, they are not only good by themselves but also fitting to the scenes where they are used.

Other than that, the show by itself is consistently good. It has great worldbuilding and interesting characters, and some scenes later in the show were actually pretty disturbing. It's definitely not as lighthearted as the art style may suggest. I didn't notice any real flaws that could drag the quality down other than that the show is unfinished (but it was expected since the mange is still on-going). Definitely recommended.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×