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Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by liminal, May 9, 2015.

  1. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I know I'm like a year and a half late watching this show but Castlevania reached deep into my id and gave my inner 14-year-old slash fangirl a box of chocolates and a pony for Christmas
     
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  2. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    Not nearly so late as that, and I think the second season is where it really kicked off, anyway. Sypha is the best, and the OT3 is stronk in that show.
     
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  3. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    oh my god the ot3 is amazing, each duo has their own dynamic and the dynamics fit perfectly together! Especially during those fight scenes, hot damn. I'm really hoping for more Sypha and Alucard interaction next season since I feel like they got the least screentime together. (They better not leave Alucard alone in that crumbling library of a house, dammit.)
     
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i have now watched all of what's up on crunchyroll, and i'm craving something similar. anyone got a rec for something light and creative and not too tropey?
     
  5. Deresto

    Deresto Your Friendly Neighborhood Hypocrite

    The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is a good one, if you've got Netflix. It's basically about this boy who has psychic powers and it follows how cumbersome and irritating they can be instead of causing him to become a superhero or villain.

    A lot more lighthearted than it sounds, and is definitely a bit fourth wall breaky with it's making fun of the tropes of the genre
     
  6. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    seen some of it, it's cute, good call. i think i gotta wait for seebs tho, since we started watching it together.
     
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  7. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    Hey I'm just busting in to say that Megalo Box is about people who box with robot arms. Do you want a real good yarn about an underdog training to be great? Do you want to watch two men who are desperate to punch each other in the face? Do you want a grimy future aesthetic right out of Cowboy Bebop?(citing CB feels like cheating but it's the first thing I think when I watched it. The visual style is absolutely a late 80s early 90s throwback)

    Do you want a soundtrack that fuckin'

    SLAPS


    If you have positive feelings about the above, please consider Megalo Box.
     
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  8. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    Kagyua-Sama: Love Is War is a fun little series about two teenage slytherins who are both trying to get the other one to confess their love first, and continuous outwit each other. It's a romantic comedy with the trappings of a psychological thriller like Death Note or something. Around the house here most folks like it, but one found the overly dramatic humour a bit too much. Still, only a couple episodes out right now.
     
  9. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    ok; i love kaguya wants to be confessed to but

    miyuki is a ravenclaw.

    kaguya on the other hand? 100% slytherin.

    also i'm not sure it's psychological thriller exactly? but it's hilarious.
     
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  10. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    Oh wait I have a writeup! hang on
     
  11. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    it's the story of two people, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya. they are, respectively, the student council president and vice-president of the absolute most prestigious, most rigorous, fanciest school in Japan. They have the top test scores of anyone in this school, they are both well known to be geniuses of the highest caliber, the idols of the student body

    they also each have a crush on each other

    but this is not a story about two teens flusterdly falling in love, no.

    this is a war story

    As a Shinomiya, a daughter of an ancient, noble, and powerful house, scion of one of Japan's Four Families, Kaguya cannot allow herself to be the one to fall in love with a mere commoner. On the other hand, if he were to confess to her, to put himself at her mercy, well that's another story entirely.

    As a student from a poor background, who busted his ass to get to where he is in a school where he had to fight for one of the few scholarship spots and is dismissed as an 'impure' student who came from outside, Shirogane cannot allow himself to be the one to be the one to fall in love with Kaguya, the epitome of the upper-class. On the other hand, if she were to confess to him, and lower herself to his level, well that's another story entirely.

    So the two of them construct elaborate I-know-you-know-I-know traps! To trick the other into being the one to confess first. Add into this Chika 'Agent of Chaos' Fujiwara, the student council secretary, and it is hilarious.

    The writing is excellent at using art for humor, and - sometimes - being genuinely heart-tugging. And the support cast is great - Ishigami, the ex-hikikomori treasurer who hates happy people and lives in fear of Kaguya (and later ends up joining the cheer team), Kaguya's hypercompetent valet Hayasaka who would like her mistress to get her act together, lawful-good-heavy-on-the-lawful Auditing Officer Miko Iino, Kashiwagi and Kashiwagi's Boyfriend...
     
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  12. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    at one point, Shirogane gets a decent night's sleep and loses his horrible eyebags. Kaguya promptly goes through a dark night of the soul because he stopped being hot is she such a shallow person that this would destroy her love

    and at least two times, Shirogane's schemes to go out on a date with Kaguya (to an aquarium and a cultural festival) end with him going with Ishigami instead. they actually have a great time hanging out as friends.
     
  13. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    I think Miyuki belongs in ravenclaw but is absolutely in slytherin. Maybe a hatstall? I don't think he values knowledge for the sake of knowledge as much as he does study for the sake of being the best student and getting ahead in that manner, if that makes sense as a distinction?
     
  14. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    hmm, but he didn't even plan on going to the academy in the first place. And I don't think a Slytherin would do something like go onstage right when your election opponent is about to self destruct, then start a debate by antagonizing her until she starts arguing her points way more effectively and convincingly than she ever could have on her own.
     
  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I'd say
    is pretty much right, personally. It uses a lot of the same hyperdramatic visual language as Death Note, it just does it for humor.

    also sometimes it does the same thing with horror.
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  16. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    incidentally I can't wait until the anime gets to the French foreign exchange students scene
     
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  17. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    that looks HILARIOUS<
     
  18. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    that said, 100% Kaguya is a Slytherin.

    [​IMG]

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  19. The Mutant

    The Mutant ' w '

    You could take a look at DR. STONE if you haven't already? It's kinda isekai-adjacent (oops everyone on Earth got petrified and now a few modern-day characters break out thousands of years later with civilization knocked back to the stone age, let's get things back to where we can go to space again), pretty lighthearted and positive for the most part, and the typical shonen fighting ability/ power climb is replaced by striving for various scientific advancements like electricity and antibiotics. If you want to give it a try but the start isn't QUITE hooking you, I'd give it to chapter 13 or so before making a call since that's where it really hits its stride and kinda crystallizes.

    It's only a manga right now (also the art's stunning) so if you want to watch it as an anime... well, it's coming! At some point XD they recently released a little teaser for it. Fingers crossed that they do Boichi's art justice.
     
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  20. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

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