Anime club

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

  1. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    i never watched lucky star and today ive been watching it and... i see why it was so popular? its silly, slow paced, relaxing. been a nice soothing watch.

    also re-watched the rest of konohana kitan with a friend and god that show is gay.
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  2. Deresto

    Deresto What's your favorite Pokemon?

    Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll Do Anything to Become a Librarian is an adorable journey of a bookaholic who suddenly gets sent to an alternate reality that is set in a vague "long, long time ago" past, where only nobility, military, and the rich have access to books and writing

    It's very cute and the plot tends to drag, but if you like books and making them, you'll probably enjoy it! It's de-stress fun but also feels kinda like the whole show is filler episodes even though it never strays from the main plotline lol
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  3. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I love that one
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  4. Deresto

    Deresto What's your favorite Pokemon?

    Anyone else checked dorohedoro yet? It's weird but I love it! Obligatory heavy gore and extreme violence CW, but nothing sexual.

    Basic plot as far as I can tell is there are sorcerers living in an alternate dimension, who use magic individual to them called smoke, and it can do a lot of different things. They use dimensional doors to go to a city called Hole and practice their magic on regular humans. One of said humans is named caiman, he is an experiment gone wrong who's head has been turned into a lizard's and he is constantly searching for the sorcerer who did it, killing many on the way.

    It's very fun and the art style is unique in that it's not your regular skinny, big eyed, and sparkly bishoujos and bishounens. Most all characters are really beefy actually. Also the fight animations are very *chef's kiss*
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  5. Deresto

    Deresto What's your favorite Pokemon?

    Hhh I just finished Dorohedoro's first season and I'm just *distressed Deresto noises* but also the pinky promise is Good.

    Also, final ep background art is very heavily leaning post-apoc and honestly I'm here for it
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  6. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    I'm watching pretty much the entire back catalog of anime on Netflix that I haven't seen yet if it seems remotely appealing. I don't like slice of life, but drama without absurdity can get a little too heavy pretty fast.

    I enjoyed the hell out of Black Butler. It's very morbid, but it never forgets to also be extremely, gleefully weird. Dark but fucking hilarious. I just can't not love a show that goes out of its way to comfort the audience with Hamlet, the most comforting of plays! It knows exactly what it's doing, has all along, and will prove it with a Hamlet disaster.

    I think I would have liked Code Geass more if I'd ridden the hype train.
    It's entertaining, but I don't think about it when I'm not watching it. Mostly I think the main character is a huge jerk. That is interesting, but this show was super popular when House was still on air. It's not that I don't have use for that character trope anymore or anything like that, but maybe I would have been a little less skeptical about how it's conveyed. I'm glad we seem like we got the gist of the worldbuilding over with pretty fast because it's sorta uncomfortable in a bunch of different directions at the same time, but most of those details don't actually need to be what they are for the story to work. Maybe it would help to know either more or less Japanese history, or it will make more sense as the show goes on, I dunno. Mostly I just wanna watch the rest of Code MENT and understand the jokes if I'm honest. Also I'm out of Black Butler available on Netflix. I would have been up for fucking sushi hijinks or whatever, sign me up. Look, my taste is very... my taste.
  7. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    I've been watching Interspecies Reviewers with my boyfriend lately. And it's...actually genuinely good? It's just a really fun hentai comedy series with some legitimately good world building. Like I am genuinely surprised by the level of care these people took into an anime that is just Peak Culture. There's also this nice tone of like 'It doesn't matter what sort of shit you're into! Everyone's got their tastes and that's cool, bro!' If you're someone who likes hentai or who is just a kinky bastard I'd give it a solid thumbs up. This is honestly some of the most fun I've had with a comedy series in a bit.
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  8. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Saw a trailer for Cells At Work S2 and I'm looking forward to it.
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  9. The Mutant

    The Mutant ' w '

    Started watching Ascendance of a Bookworm recently (had heard of it and thought it was a cute concept initially but then didn't take the plunge till Mother's Basement rhapsodized about the micro-type worldbuilding, I'm a slut for good worldbuilding) and it's cute and fun so far :>
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  10. Deresto

    Deresto What's your favorite Pokemon?

    Anyone else keeping up with Tower of God? The anime adaption, not the webcomic (which I haven't read yet)

    The cliffhangers are so choice, and latest ep is especially bullshit and I love it.
  11. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    today is "Have Feelings About Sailor Cosmos" day apparently.

    Hnghhhhhghghkgfhkljfdlkjglfdkjgdf. :clings to manga and the brief anime appearance and cries about the implications for Usagi and her entire life and reality: ;c;
  12. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    I started watching SCHOOL-LIVE! and Goddamn:mpsa:

    zombies, schoolgirls and questionable reality, Oh My. Apparently the manga is done too, so I can just pick up where I left off in the anime when I'm done. I'm only two episodes in so far and I'm enjoying it though!
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  13. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    WHAT A FUCKING RIDE. Loved it. Highly recommend. I wanna read the manga too eventually.

    There is indeed pet death.
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  14. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    Finally finished Hands Off Eizouken. Raised it up to 4 stars from 3, but i'd give it a 3.5 if I could do halves. Still a great idea, decent show, the pacing is good, I just.. I don't know, I didn't feel that engaged with it at all, or that attached to the characters. Maybe I just wasn't the target audience? As an artist though I kind of thought I would be. :< Oh well.
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  15. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    A lot of my enjoyment of Eizouken was based around heavily relating to one of the characters. The gremlin with the hat. Like that's My Process there. The rest was from marveling at Yuasa's animation when you saw it and seeing the talents of many other animators, some of whom are new to the business. Like you could tell that the dance scene in their last short film was a Yuasa bit of animation. It has his very American rubberhose inspired fluidity to it and it is straight out of one of his films, Lu on the Wall. Which seem to be the two big target audiences for it. Animators or animation fans who can name individual Japanese animators based on their quirks and people who are themselves artists who will see themselves in one of the central three. I'm also a massive Yuasa fan and would honestly watch 10 minutes of him animating someone trying to blow their nose and nothing else just because I love how his shit flows.

    In terms of stuff I'm watching...My boyfriend and I are watching the first season Megalobox. The dub. It's pretty ok so far. We're four episodes in and intend to doing two at a time till we're through with it. I'm needing something else to watch myself privately with Japanese and no subs on. Not sure what right now but I'll likely just look through shit and pick one and be like fuck it we're watching Kakegurui with no subs.

    I've been reading through Re:Zero. I'm 6 volumes into the series now. Once I get through volume 9 I will have caught up with where the anime left off. I've watched the first two episodes and while they were nice I will think about whether or not I'm going to keep watching it right now. I honestly kind of just want to keep reading it and eventually catch up to where the ranobe are in English. Which is...13 volumes. 14 will be coming out sometime this year too. Japan is up to volume 23. Given where the ranobe in English are now and given how season 1 blew through 9 volumes' worth of material I am thinking that season 2 of the anime is going to outpace where the English ranobe readers are. Man.


    In terms of what it is...overall it's a good series and one made with care and love. Not sure how the anime is beyond the first episodes I saw but people liked it so I'm guessing it's a good adaptation. I'd say give it a look if you hate isekai protagonists or if you have ever had to realize you're the toxic friend and you are the one who needs to change. Also give it a look if you like isekai.
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  16. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    Gave up watching "My Sister, My Writer" the series so bad it had a cry for help written in its credits. I made it through 3.5 episodes. The next episode was a beach episode and I just. I couldn't go on. If your beach episode is gonna be a slog, you know your series is bad. The sister is failsauce, the brother sucks, the stalker friend is mildly entertaining, the manager is weird. I wasn't attached to anyone except Ahegao Double Peace, the illustrator. And even that was a tenuous attachment. It wishes it was "A sister's all you need" or "Eromanga Sensei" and just... fails.

    good for popcorn throwing if anything.
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  17. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Adding to the list of manga that you shouldn't read while hungry: Suito-To. Instead of recipes like Shinmai Shimai no Futari Gohan, this one is about restaurants in Fukuoka, Japan, which is almost a more painful topic right now because of COVID-19.
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