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I just finished Psycho-Pass, and man...it was a fantastic watch.This show is indeed mind blowing, its got some serious stuff ,and its pretty messed up too, the only thing I have seen more messed up than this was Mirai Nikki( I couldn't take that show, had to drop it after 5 episodes because it was so fucked up). I went in the show expecting just a normal action anime with plenty of shooting and fighting, and i was really surprised by the content, the show has great story and character development,and it starts to pick up really nicely around the last quarter of the anime, it was so intense and it kept you anticipating what will happen next, and it ended really nicely, most shows reach a climax around 3/4 of the way of the anime or even earlier, but Psycho-Pass did it near the very very end, ant it did it so well that it didn't ruin the fall afterwards,it had me hooked for more.I would recommend this show if you haven't seen it yet, but you have to steel your heat a bit if you haven't seen stuff like this before(I saw a couple episodes of Mirai Nikki, so my heart was solid enough to not drop this show). I'm gonna go find some comedy to slow the pace down, was some intense stuff i watched. 

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Currently, I'm watching prince of tennis. I know it's too old, but I never had the chance to watch it before. The build up of the story is interesting so far, especially when they are about to make the national team.

Also, if you count abridged series, then last time I saw Death note abridged and it was funny. Especially the ending.

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Have exams tommorow. 

Was getting bored, suddenly remembered that I hadn't watched much anime lately. Randomly decided to watch Durarara!
The first episode was pretty good, definitely managed to get me interested. The characters are all interesting too. For some reason I don't want it to become full-blown supernatural, would be better if such powers remained mysterious and rare.

Stopped after ep 1, as I realized that isn't what one is supposed to be doing just before an exam.......

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Right now i am watching on and off:

  • Gintama
  • Hunter x Hunter (2011) [almost done]
  • Attack on Titans. [almost done]
  • great teacher onizuka (i am only at episode 5, it is hilarious but i am not so sure i will keep watching it)
  • Darker than Black (i have watched 5 episodes so far, i am confused as hell, i love the dark theme, i just didn't like : 

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Dunno how far you've gotten with Darker Than Black by now, but IMO it's one of those shows you should watch twice. The first time through, try to absorb as much as you can, and the second time through, it'll all make a whole lot of sense. Also, while the second season is nowhere near as good as the first (not IMO - this is objective truth), it is still worth watching. I really like this show overall - the first season is a great mix of action and psychology, with a tiny pinch of romance. There's also an OVA which bridges the first two seasons, but which is even more confusing than either of those. Also, I'm honestly still not sure exactly what the state of the world is at the end of season two. But that's fine. Darker Than Black is, at least, never dull.

I just wrapped up Love Hina. This is going to sound more negative than I actually feel about it, but my strongest emotion towards it is "Well, I'm glad that's done". I'm glad I watched it, but by today's standards it wasn't all that great; which is totally unfair to it. I imagine if I'd watched this 15 years ago when it came out, I would've absolutely loved it; now, it's probably mostly of historic interest. Naru is best girl, but Shinobu is a very close second. And while I normally like genki, Kaolla is proof that you can go too far in that direction and is just annoying.

Currently, I'm watching session two of Accel World (it's only ok; mostly I'm watching it because I started it and I want to see how the story wraps up) and periodically binge-watching a few episodes of Chihayafuru (which is approximately the best thing ever).

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I just wrapped up Love Hina. This is going to sound more negative than I actually feel about it, but my strongest emotion towards it is "Well, I'm glad that's done". I'm glad I watched it, but by today's standards it wasn't all that great; which is totally unfair to it. 

I don't think it's a time period problem, the characters in the anime had so many problems and the romantic plot got pretty ridiculous in the end, mostly due to the awful pacing with most of the episodes amounting to nothing and then the last couple episodes just going "here's everything being solved".
The manga had a much more successful and well paced story, but overall Love Hina is still a very cliché riddled harem romcom.

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I just wrapped up Love Hina. This is going to sound more negative than I actually feel about it, but my strongest emotion towards it is "Well, I'm glad that's done". I'm glad I watched it, but by today's standards it wasn't all that great; which is totally unfair to it. 

I don't think it's a time period problem, the characters in the anime had so many problems and the romantic plot got pretty ridiculous in the end, mostly due to the awful pacing with most of the episodes amounting to nothing and then the last couple episodes just going "here's everything being solved".
The manga had a much more successful and well paced story, but overall Love Hina is still a very cliché riddled harem romcom.

It certainly has a lot of problems, but I think the biggest things holding it back from being better are:

- Unwillingness to let any problem go beyond a single episode.

- Picking arbitrary focus characters for an episode.

While certainly some people can manage it, these writers clearly weren't capable of telling an interesting story in a 20-minute episode, most of the time. Maybe if they'd done multi-episode arcs they could've gotten a little more interesting depth for the characters. As it is, everything ends up being rather shallow.

I guess the age is mostly a problem for the art, though it isn't terrible (and the dub, if that matters to you; it is intolerable, so I quickly switched to the sub). However, although this is probably just my ignorance, I don't know of any good romcoms as old as Love Hina; I kind of had the impression this was the one to watch, which is a big part of why I picked it up in the first place. So I'm inclined to give them a small pass if the problem was that people just hadn't figured out how to make a decent romcom anime at the time.

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There have existed several romcoms before Love Hina, although I guess the Love Hina formula was indeed quite unique for its time and set a precedent for future anime, so you got the influential part there, but I don't think that by itself excuses a lot of the issues the story hard.
But it is interesting to watch, even if not from a historical perspective.

Off the top of my head I can think of a few romcoms that came before Love Hina though:

  • Ranma 1/2
  • Marmalade Boy
  • Kodomo no Omocha
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The Sky Raker episode in Accel World was surprisingly good, and has me thinking a little bit better about the show. We'll see if they carry on that momentum, although I still feel any moment it'll be boarding the failtrain to Predictable Cackling Villain #2 and Lessons In Monologuing.

Marathoned ~8 episodes of Chihayafuru, so I'm somewhere around episode 20 now, I think. The arc right now isn't giving me awesome chills or anything, like the very first few episodes did, but there's a different kind of joy to it right now, watching Chihaya learn things from her team and her opponents. One of my favorite things about Chihayafuru is the way it mixes together so many different character types which aren't often seen together, and not only makes them play off each other, but also really learn and benefit from each other. While I guess most of that is standard for any sort of sports-related anime, or even shounen action shows, that last element usually isn't there to anything like this degree. Somewhat as a result of this, to my surprise, I think my favorite character is Mashima; I don't usually think of the spoiled pretty-boy rich kid as the underdog, but that's exactly how this show makes me feel about him.

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I love Shõnen. Seriously I love it. There is something special when you watch a show. I don't know what but they are special. I picked up HunterXHunter a month ago. I have watched about 65 episodes so far, I am at the third arc (Greed Island) . It is excellent. Yes a bit cliché and stupid at times. But the development and feeling of improvement is actually touching. They aren't perfect from day one. They actually train and improve as time moves on. I know everything isn't perfect but let me be ignorant/don't care about some things.

HunterXHunter is great so far. The characters are great and I love the new ones introduced in every new arc.

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I just wrapped up Love Hina. This is going to sound more negative than I actually feel about it, but my strongest emotion towards it is "Well, I'm glad that's done". I'm glad I watched it, but by today's standards it wasn't all that great; which is totally unfair to it. 

I don't think it's a time period problem, the characters in the anime had so many problems and the romantic plot got pretty ridiculous in the end, mostly due to the awful pacing with most of the episodes amounting to nothing and then the last couple episodes just going "here's everything being solved".
The manga had a much more successful and well paced story, but overall Love Hina is still a very cliché riddled harem romcom.

The tragedy of Ken Akamatsu's works: all their anime adaptations are objectively shit.

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About 4 episodes into Charlotte

Reading the front page reviews on MAL, I can agree with everything them '3' voters said

But I still am enjoying this show :Teeku:

Probably wouldn't though if I watched it 2months ago at the peak of my getting tired of animu

But ya, i like this show.

For the record though, Yurippe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. Tomori

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About 4 episodes into Charlotte

Reading the front page reviews on MAL, I can agree with everything them '3' voters said

But I still am enjoying this show :Teeku:

Probably wouldn't though if I watched it 2months ago at the peak of my getting tired of animu

But ya, i like this show.

For the record though, Yurippe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. Tomori

Wait until ep 6, that's when the real "fuck everything in this show" starts. 

And once you're done with the show you can watch this video and laugh:

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Wait until ep 6, that's when the real "fuck everything in this show" starts. 

Indeed.

I'm watching 2 eps / day at night in bed right before I go to sleep and so I took on 5 and 6, enjoyed 5, and was like "Oh hell no" to the cliffhanger in 6 so I watched the first five seconds of 7 then I turned off my tablet and cried myself to sleep.

Then I watched 7 earlier today cuz impatient, recried during the first 5 minutes, then proceeded to rip my hair out for the next 15 minutes before Tomori saves the day with one of the best "I was here the whole time" plot revelations and so I retract my previous statement and now its just Yurippe >>>>>> Tomori. 

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Nao is virtually useless after episode 7 other than being bait for the protagonist to do things.
Her character was basically unexplored throughout the entire anime and the shit in episode 10 really shows how much love the creators had for her (*sarcasm*).
Same thing with Ayumi; such a good character with potential to be explored, gets forgotten about in 2 episodes.
Oh well, what can you do.

Meanwhile, I started watching Bakuman because I figured a nice shounen anime would be good for relaxing.
The characters are really nice and the overall tone and pacing feels well done, although I don't particularly like the romance as a plot device in this show, I do really enjoy the focus on manga making and it seems like they'll keep it that way so I guess I can put the romance thing behind me.
The underlying themes of friendship are probbly what I appreciate the most.
Overall, I'm quite excited to watch all 3 seasons of Bakuman and then likely read the manga.

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