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33339 No. 33339 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Let's post reviews of anime when we finish watching them!

It doesn't have to be from this season; any anime is fine!

I'll post the first review ITT
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>> No. 33699 [Edit]
I finished Uchi no Musume.

The first episode was alright and it looked like it had potential but then it fell flat from there. It's kind of like SoL(well I guess it actually is SoL, it is severely lacking in any kind of plot) yet it lacks interesting characters, comedy or anything that makes an SoL good. It's not awful, I did manage to finish it after all, but nothing about it stands out and it's not memorable in anyway.

I'd give it a 6/10.
>> No. 33707 [Edit]
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I watched the movie 'Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai'. Here are my thoughts:

Positive aspects:
>novel premise
>tons of cute outfits!!
>decent animation and cinematography
>nice backgrounds, pretty solid visually overall
>cute characters
>good audio production quality

Negative aspects:
>rushed and kind of incoherent plot
>bland characters (this is partially why I rarely watch anime movies, also this point can't really be avoided with such a short runtime)
>weak direction
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>> No. 33718 [Edit]
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I watched Kore wa Zombie desu ka? (both seasons + all OVAs)
Here are my thoughts:

This is just another junk food harem-comedy show that for some reason became popular among inexperienced anime viewers and was subsequently overrated.
Any attempt at plot always resulted in a convoluted mess. The show is strongest when it sticks to SOL and comedy scenes. The weakest episodes by far were those which were plot-focused. Poor direction might be the biggest flaw of this anime.

The show's best aspect is its supernatural flavour, I think. This is somewhat unique, and a lot of the skits and gags built around supernatural phenomena were funny and creative.

There is a strong otaku culture influence as well, which I found entertaining.

The character designs and animation seemed somewhat dated even for the production year. I'm not sure if this was an intentional artistic decision. This is not necessarily a bad thing but I thought it was noteworthy.

The music is okay; I liked all of the OP and ED songs.

There are moments where the show shines but they're outweighed by the mediocre remainder, unfortunately. I rate this anime 6/10 overall. It's watchable junk food, but junk food nonetheless.
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>> No. 33719 [Edit]
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It was kinda shit but the ED was so amazing;

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33591 No. 33591 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is your rifle beautiful too?
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>> No. 33714 [Edit]
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As if that wasn't blatant enough as it! Holy fuck!

Of course I'm sure this prick >>33614 would still deny the eva reference.
>> No. 33715 [Edit]
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< this is probably why this was made into an anime.
>> No. 33716 [Edit]
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< and this is why it shouldn't have been made into an anime.
>> No. 33717 [Edit]
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I like the teacher.

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33533 No. 33533 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Ship girls, enough said.
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>> No. 33657 [Edit]
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If I bug her enough can I get some discounts?
>> No. 33658 [Edit]
Inconsistent quality aside, this anime feels like watching a rapid fire check list of meme and references from the game. This would be mediocre at best to someone who doesn't know the game and acts more like a treat for existing players rather than to hook in new players.
I don't blame them for the direction they went but a little more focus on fewer characters would have been nice. Feels like the focus is spread out a bit thin between the four starter ships as well as enterprise, Belfast, unicorn, kaga, and akagi for half the run time and the other half being devoted to the rest of the characters. Picking one ship girl from each side of the battle and just telling the story from their point of view would have made for a much better story, but then everyone wants to see their favorite characters be the star of the show and might feel disappointed if they're relegated to the background or cameos.
>> No. 33711 [Edit]
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Normally it's in bad taste to call out QUALITY when the characters are out of focus, but they lingered on this shot for a good minute.
>> No. 33712 [Edit]
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Just a reminder to buy those blu-rays!

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2446 No. 2446 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Let's have a thread for "old" stuff (i.e. not from the newest season) that you're catching up on.

Pic related: I'm watching Hidamari Sketch x 365 (AKA the second season). I've been thinking for awhile lately that I wanted to watch something with a "weird" character like Osaka/Rin, and Miyako kinda fits the bill, so this was just what I'm looking for.

What are you watching?
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>> No. 33663 [Edit]
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I'm finally going to take Ramen Fighter Miki off my backlog! I started watching and finished episode 3 today. The teacher is really really cute! Like, super duper cute! So moe!
>> No. 33708 [Edit]
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I finished the second episode of pic related. It's pretty funny and relatable since I work in retail. The characters all having odd heads makes me think of Halloween so I like that about it. The animation is non-existent, kind of like an Adult Swim show. The episodes are short but I don't mind it. I'm looking forward to the rest.
>> No. 33709 [Edit]
Keep watching, it was extremely fun. Sadly short series don't get any appreciation, another great recent one was Nobunaga no Shinobi.
>> No. 33710 [Edit]
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>Sadly short series don't get any appreciation
It makes me sad how true this was for Amazing Stranger. I thought it was really funny with a good variety of characters and a nice ending. I wanted it to be popular.

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14094 No. 14094 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Recommendations thread:
What's the best anime to watch when you are stuck at home on a rainy day?
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>> No. 33145 [Edit]
Garden of words
>> No. 33193 [Edit]
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Will give that a try.
>> No. 33477 [Edit]
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A Silent Voice/ Koe no Katachi/ The Shape of Voice
Your Name/ Kimi no Nawa
A Garden of Words
5 Centimetres per Second
I want to eat you Pancreas*

>> No. 33706 [Edit]
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Kantai Collection

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33498 No. 33498 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Cute girls playing board games.
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>> No. 33690 [Edit]
>The bullying was a test to see if she had any potential as a magical girl, I'm sure.
Magical girl spree shooter deconstruction soon
>> No. 33691 [Edit]
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I can see where you're coming from with this, but she's only human and this is something she's very deeply invested in. It was certainly a bit much though and did seem like she could have used a chill pill for a minute there.
>> No. 33704 [Edit]
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Alright, as promised first a note about word games. In a broader sense the genre has hit a bit of a Renaissance period lately. It was getting bad rep among people invested in the hobby for years (decades even), thanks to how tired everybody is of hearing about Scrabble, Taboo and Boggle but all of the sudden many new word games got designed and published, to a warm welcome.

'All of the sudden' is kind of off - it's largely the huge success of Codenames (for the record it appears in Houkago Saikoro Club but around volume 8 or so so I'm pretty sure we won't see it in the anime, aside from it being on the selves at store) that caused many similar games, such as Decrypto, Just One or When I Dream to pop up and find their own fans. Those are largely word association games though and not what I really wanted to talk about, because they are much less related to Monjirou from last ep.

Actual word building games like Scrabble were probably the most frowned upon word games for a bunch of reasons. Rather than getting into those I'll just jump straight to the game that revitalized that sub genre among board game enthusiasts. While Paperback never really reached the mainstream it's definitely successful, especially considering it was basically self published. The twist here is that it's a deck building game - each player starts with the same deck of basic letters, and draws x card from it every turn (typically 5) but you can buy new cards with new letters to customize your deck. Pic related.
The game was successful enough to get something of a sequel called Hardback, which has stronger focus on deck building. Since the players don't compete for spaces on the board directly, and each of them has their own hand of cards, the games even have a nice optional rule which allows players to lay out their hand on the table and come up with words with other players. Giving somebody a good word that will net them a lot of points might sound odd if you're taking the game very seriously and aiming to win but there's a small compensation if the player decides to use your suggestion.

Aside from those two I'd like to mention Word Domination. It has a tongue in cheek super villain theme which is rather tacked on but the illustrations are charming. It has a co-op mode - and that's
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>> No. 33705 [Edit]
I think The Island has been the first game in the series that really attracts my attention to the point of make me want to buy it. Only problem is it seems to need four people to play.

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4558 No. 4558 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Let's have a thread for screencaps! Please try to avoid spoilers, and when you post something spoilersome at least mark it as a spoiler pic properly.

Haado modo: Post only 'caps you've taken yourself.
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My current setup discourages me from taking screencaps. It sucks, but watching anime from my recliner instead of from my desk chair made the experience a lot comfier.
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8903 No. 8903 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Figured it would be better to keep it in one thread, rather than make a ton of small ones every so often...
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>> No. 33525 [Edit]
Apparently Black Fox was intended to be a tv series that ran into production issues and got salvaged into an anime:
>> No. 33532 [Edit]
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>Shield Hero Characters Get in on ISEKAI QUARTET Season 2
>Naofumi joins along with Filo and Raphtalia
Shouldn't it be Isekai Quintet now?

Can't finish a 1 cour tv anime in time? Turn it to a movie! Brillant marketing?
>> No. 33539 [Edit]
Maybe it's just thoughtfulness on the part of the Japanese. They already have a TV Show with a particular name. What if someone else decides to make a different show with the name "Isekai Quintet" but that name was taken?
Also, what if, as the series progresses, the Quintet returns to being a Quartet. What do they call it now?
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9259 No. 9259 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
In this thread, we discuss and point out regular cliches and common occurrences found in anime.
a example would be the well known protag seat, but there are many out there, some more obvious than others.

Just to start things off, this is one I've been seeing a lot of.
Characters who fail to notice obvious things directly in front of them, often times needing someone to point it out for them.
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>> No. 31926 [Edit]
>the beach episode
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>> No. 32915 [Edit]
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One of the biggest threats you'll face in the world of anime, is flying soccer balls.

Watch out!!
>> No. 33701 [Edit]
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Randomly meeting a new character by chance on the streets who shortly after reappears and turns out to be somehow related to the main characters and/or joins them. Often times it's a transfer student who joins the main character's class after bumping into them on the street.

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>> No. 33695 [Edit]
Sad. I never played it because my Japanese isn't good enough but I wanted too...

I'm sure they are around somewhere, I know I saw a book of illustrations of character costumes from the game.
>> No. 33696 [Edit]
You don't really need to know any Japanese to play it, I don't. Long as you have some common sense and a basic understanding of how most games usually work, you should be fine.

There's also this other GuP game too
>> No. 33697 [Edit]
Thanks, not that there is much point though considering it's about to close... Still I can use that program for other games.
>> No. 33698 [Edit]
Yeah not much. You'd think they'd have a huge blow out and give out tons of in game currency before the close but nope, instead it's just be stagnating for many months with no new content.

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33396 No. 33396 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How far into a series do you go before deciding to drop it? What are your thoughts on the "3 episode rule" that has become colloquial knowledge and a de-facto threshold?

This may vary between genres, but for the SoL genre I find character interactions are the most important aspect that define the show and it usually only takes one or two episodes to ascertain the pacing, mood, and style. Similarly for comedy, where usually one episode is sufficient to determine the style of humor.

The issue with this is that I often have the lurking fear that I may have missed out on a show that gets better at a later episode. While these are usually an exception, some shows like Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san or Animegataris improve midway through with the addition of a character or mild subversion of expectations. It seems absurd to watch an entire series that one has no interest in solely based on this fear of missing out though, so where do you draw the line in deciding to stop watching.
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>> No. 33681 [Edit]
I finish the first season of anything no matter what.
>> No. 33683 [Edit]
Most anime only have 1 season anyway though.
>> No. 33684 [Edit]
Well, yeah. So?
>> No. 33689 [Edit]
This is my attitude. I don't really see why I should wait 3 episodes to assess a show, the first 10 minutes will give you an idea of how the show looks, sounds, what the thrust of the story is as well as the attitude of the main character. If these things don't add up to something that amuses me instantly, then I'll move on. There are plenty of shows out there, it's not like I'm starved for choice.

Sometimes this means that I end up dropping a show before it gets good, but it's pretty fucking rare. Sometimes I'll give a show another chance if I hear that it gets more interesting later on, but otherwise I can't be bothered. I don't have time to waste with subpar shows.

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