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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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I just saw Kannazuki no Miko. I put it off for many years in spite of being lead to believe this was a really great anime and having been recommended it a few times. Guess you could say I've been saving it and worried it might not live up to the hype. ...and holy shit that was something. It really had me choking up by the end I'm not gonna lie. If I still had a heart it would be wrenched to the extreme.

I like how this took some pretty surprising turns and twists. Lot of things I expected to see happen didn't and vice versa. Like one little thing was with the school bullies. I fully expected them to harass and seriously bully Himeko, and maybe rough her up a bit to cause some drama with Chikane having to save her or comfort her. Instead they were just a minor nuisance that didn't really come up more than a couple times. I was mainly very surprised by the direction the plot/romance took considering what I've heard about how japan feels in regards to yuri. I didn't want to believe it at first and kept telling myself she must have been under some mind controll or something but it was really getting to look like Chikane lost her mind and turned to the dark side, and Himeko was gonna end up with what's his face. For that matter I'm surprised what's his face's brother got taken out like he was, I figured he'd have been part of the final show down, rather than getting his ass mostly handed to him half way into the show.

It was strange though, while I have no real idea what went on in the making of the anime it felt almost like the creators were trying hard to make something great, but were being pressured and forced to shove in stupid garbage tropes from generic mecha anime. Main things being the overly colorfully main mecha design (which I was okay with), male hero character that acts like yelling will make him more powerful, and most of all the really out of place and bizarre villains that didn't match the tone of the show at all. An idol, a catgirl nurse, and a freaking manga artist. Part of me wanted to believe they were there as an ironic joke, but I really don't think that was the case. Especially not when they tried explaining what lead those characters
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Does RIFFA appear in any other IM@S production (manga, spin-offs, games, etc.)? As much as I'm sure IM@S fans would like to forget Xenoglossia, she's cute enough that not doing anything else with her would be kind of a waste.

Episodes 18 and 19 got really fucking brutal. As obscure as their goals are, Turiavita is both competent and fanatical enough to be a convincing terrorist organization. And the counterattack by the MSA forces admist the Idols punching the shit out of each other in the background was very well put together. They were the most memorable two episodes in an otherwise unmemorable series. The robots are pretty cute as well.
>> No. 24030 [Edit]
>It was strange though, while I have no real idea what went on in the making of the anime it felt almost like the creators were trying hard to make something great, but were being pressured and forced to shove in stupid garbage tropes from generic mecha anime.

Kaishaku are infamous for being appalling writers. The anime staff were probably trying to change as much as they could.
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I'm currently 8 ep into samurai-flamenco
I was told it started off with an interesting concept but got retarded and shitty after a few ep where they more or less abandon that concept, and man they weren't kidding..
The way ep7 ended made me feel like dropping it but checked out ep8 just out of curiosity, during which I kept saying to myself "what the hell where they thinking?!"
Honestly the only thing that makes me wanna go back and see more is flamenco girl. Even if she is a complete phycopath she's a pretty interesting character.

The show seemed pretty interesting at first. Doing the whole real world down to earth take on hero characters. Reminded me a lot movies like Super, Kickass, Defendor etc. I liked how the character went from correcting minor law breaking like j-walking and littering to stopping purse snatchers. was also kinda neat how one of the main characters was a cop. Sometimes I forget cops even exist in the world of anime. It helped a bit in grounding the show more in reality and giving a semi decent reason why this guy hasn't been arrested yet.
Things got a bit silly around ep 5-6 when he got his utility kit full of ridicules gadgets and things got a tad more silly/over the top, and I was thinking maybe that was the point where the show was supposed to turn to crap but it really wasn't 'that bad' I thought. Then ep 7 came along and it started to look like things were winding down with crime being taken care of and that hero earning some real respect, so obviously they needed to introduce something new to justify the 22ep length of the show. I was thinking they'd probably introduce some much bigger time criminals like drug lords and mob bosses for the guy to tackle next... but holllly shit.
So he goes with some cops on a druglab raid and one of the junkies goes for the first real gun we see in the series so far and also takes some drugs. I figure a drugged up junky with a gun would give the MC a taste of real world crime fighting or something in that vain. but then the junky transforms into a 15 foot tall gorilla with a guillotine for a chest and starts brutally slaughtering all the cops before blowing up. (keep in mind there's been no
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24052 No. 24052 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Why are there so few non-supernatural semi-slice of life anime with a continuous plot?

Every anime I find that looks like it has interesting characters and numerous "nonbiri" scenes unrelated to the main plot, turns out to have a supernatural plot. And I dislike supernatural because it makes everything look too unreal

Maybe I can learn of a few here. Does anybody know of slice of life anime with a moving plot and no supernatural elements?
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>> No. 24054 [Edit]
Having a plot kinda contradicts the idea of slice of life if you ask me. That said you could try raildex if you haven't already, that kinda has some slice of life elements to it.
>> No. 24056 [Edit]
Isn't magic a supernatural element?
>> No. 24059 [Edit]
sure I guess? For that matter there's also kamichu.
>> No. 24095 [Edit]
ROD TV has slice-of-life eps that an action watcher can skip.

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24092 No. 24092 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!
>> No. 24094 [Edit]
So, season 3 starts in two days. As much as I'd like to be happy about it I'm mostly anxious.

In a way I liked Nachuyachumi for what it was and I thought of it as a nice break from the usual Yuru Yuri formula.
Unfortunately Nachuyachumi+ was just more of the same and since that's no longer anime original content I see every reason to get worried.

The single biggest problem I have with it so far is the OST. I think this is the #1 show where people will actually come to fully appreciate how much the soundtrack affects the series overall. Since the studios changed the old OST is completely gone. It got replaced with some very jazzy tracks instead and they're getting used very scarcely so far (which is probably more of an issue with poor directing but having a limited OST doesn't help). The tracks are pretty nice in their own right but they're a complete mismatch for Yuru Yuri. The overall image of the series took a pretty drastic turn from comedy and it feels much more iyashikei now.
This is reflected in pacing as well. Everything flows at a slow, cozy pace. Moreover the animation style changed, too, and while it seems to be a bit smoother it got a whole lot slower. The amount of frames per second didn't change, it's just that an action that would've been performed in ~12 frames in S1/S2 takes up ~36 frames now.
The new designs do look closer to Namori's artstyle but I think the old ones suited the anime better. In fact the softer looking designs are - regrettably - the icing on the iyashikei cake that S3 is shaping up to be.

It feels much less Yuru Yuri, much more Tamayura - that's what I thought to myself while watching Nachuyachumi+. The joke is I didn't look up the new studio until today and as it turns out TYO is indeed most well known for animating Tamayura.

Does anybody else who has seen Nachuyachumi+ feel this way or is it just me? It was obvious that the old Yuru Yuri is gone the second they changed the studios but I wanted to like the new take on it was well. I gave it a chance. It just doesn't work for me.

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23477 No. 23477 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's like Sword Art Online but... not.
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It's kind of funny how an ep which was almost nothing but combat could be one of the most boring to me.
See, it's a bit hard to get invested in the action when you really can't tell what's going on. They kept going on about HP and mana but as a viewer you've got no way of knowing how much hp they really have. Even visualy they didn't seem to be effected much. When they say a character has taken a big hit to their HP or that they're recovering HP it could still be at 60,000,000,000 HP for all I know. Same for when someone lands an attack, I have no clue if it's a weak or strong one or if it matters either way. They at least half heartily tried to visually represent mana but it only came in two flavors; tons of mana at the start and not much but the same every time after they checked in on it. Also I really don't think it's a great idea to stop the action after every blow to have little conversations, even if that is a common thing in anime.
>> No. 24080 [Edit]

So... After 13 eps, I still don't know what the show was supposed to be about.
How would you even describe it to a random person? 'A pseudo MMO fantasy harem-esque show with an undead anti-hero'?
Overall it had very little to offer. The setting is boring, the characters are pretty damn boring (including the MC, personality-wise), there's no real premise or plot. The sole saving grace is that the MC doesn't give a fuck about killing random people (>>24005).

It could've been a normal, boring world conquest show. It could've been a normal, boring MMO show. It could've been something kinda new - a show about hilariously overpowered anti-hero MC who toys around with his enemies before killing them with a single gesture. For a while it seemed that's what it'll be but they never fully utilized it - wish he had taken his sweet time with >>23918. I enjoyed that aspect of the show - it's like playing a jRPG where you're ridiculously overleveled and just crush all the bosses like they're small fry.

But in the end they went with none of this and nothing else in its place. The ending had a bit of a world conquest hook but they wasted 13 eps doing nothing.
I'm very surprised the novels were popular enough to get adapted and I'm even more suprised the show sells fairly well (better than Log Horizon which is kinda getting somewhere, if at snail's pace). Not particularly upset about it, just kinda perplexed.

I doubt I'll bother with S2, if it'll ever get made (it very well could with these sales).
>> No. 24091 [Edit]
I'd say you hit the nail on the head there. While I find this one of the more enjoyable series of the season the fact is it's very much lacking in substance. The only point where things got interesting was in the middle with that psycho cunt arc. It had a very clear set up and pay off and was easy easy enough to follow/understand. For the most part this anime seems to relay a lot on the power fantasy element (being over leveled) and the (refreshing) antihero MC. I wouldn't even say the mystery behind the plot is all that interesting as they don't give nearly enough to go off of. 13 ep in and it doesn't really feel like things have gone anywhere or that we've really learned anything about the world we didn't in near the beginning. In retrospect we also don't really have too many interesting characters. Outside of bone head none of the characters really have much depth to them are mostly mindless yes men. Although I suppose vamp bitch and horn cunt did have some moderately amusing chemistry together.
I guess most of all I'm just getting really tired of anime with unfuffiling and/or no true ending. Not that I really expected one here, but that was far from the best note to leave off on.
Who knows if this will ever get a second season, and I'm too lazy to read the book and see if he's just dreaming all this with his vr set on or if the devs overwrote their old game with a new one which created this huge bug.
>> No. 24093 [Edit]

>The only point where things got interesting was in the middle with that psycho cunt arc. It had a very clear set up and pay off and was easy easy enough to follow/understand.

And yet even that was ultimately devoid of any real meta plot itself (aside of them being part of some larger organization but it honestly hardly mattered). It was just a weak villain running around and not getting anything done. They actually managed to create that army of undead and thus complete their plan. It did them no good anyway and Bonehead took it out with no effort.
It took forever, was superficial, superflous and overtalked. The actual scene that was supposed to be enjoyable - >>23918 - was short and unfulfilling.
Absolutely nothing happened for the first two eps. Bonehead told his minions to go check out the surrounding area and they found nothing worthy of reporting. Why even bother then?

Frankly this is graphomania at its finest. The author wanted to write something but it doesn't look like he had any idea what to write. So he just wrote whatever. And nobody bothered to streamline any of it for the anime adaptation.

The surprise twist is that a lot of people actually liked it. I'd be interesting to talk with one of them and hear them explain what made the show interesting for them. Not trying to be judgmental here - I like some crap myself - I just legitimately have no idea what was there to like about this (for all it's worth there wasn't that much to dislike either). Self insert power fantasy? If so then even that was very poorly made.

It wasn't shit, it was just extremely empty. Looking back on it I have no idea where those 13 eps went.

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23415 No. 23415 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This is the cutest show.
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>> No. 24081 [Edit]
Were? They are, and forever will be great!
>> No. 24082 [Edit]
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You're 100% right.
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Every time I see this I can't help but wonder. How is she even holding that thing up?
>> No. 24090 [Edit]
She's a gyaru magician.

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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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So it's the plot of metal gear solid with alien robots?
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No, Sunrise, you're supposed to be animating an Idol show.

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7145 No. 7145 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Let's see how many of these we can find by pooling our resources.

Just post a cap of it in this thread when you see it.
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>> No. 23197 [Edit]
He's a harem protagonist, those are always minor as far as characters go.

Banhammer incoming, brace for impact.
>> No. 23198 [Edit]
Meduca meguca is a deconstruct, also Meduca isn't the main character.
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24032 No. 24032 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Fall is right around the corner. What are you guys planing on checking out?
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>> No. 24039 [Edit]
I'm probably going to watch just Hacka Doll and Somera-chan. And maybe Hakone-chan. I would watch Teekyuu 6 and Gochiusa 2, but I haven't finished the previous seasons yet.
>> No. 24058 [Edit]
I'm very curious about this underwater ray romano thing. I'll be checking that out for sure.
>> No. 24083 [Edit]
Final version of the chart is out. Can't really link it though because file size of higher quality ones are too big for /tc/ and it just doesn't go through when I pick LQ one. Check neregate I guess.

Will watch Valk Drive, Gochiusa 2, Teekyuu 6, Yuyu Yuri S2, Shomin Sample on weekly basis. Then I'll marathon Kagewani, Subete ga F ni Naru, Garo, Haikyuu S2 after they'll finish airing.

Looks like a weak season.
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>> No. 24027 [Edit]
Now she looks like a whore.
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No more so than Kirara I'd say.
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All of them looked like that. It's the eye shade.

33 had a pretty heavy Smile vibe. Comic relief fight (running away from a bunch of fishes) and that casual interaction between Shamour and Lock. Liked it a lot.

Can't stop thinking of Daft Punk whenever I see Stop & Freeze, I wonder if it's intentional.
>> No. 24087 [Edit]
Well... Kirara does actually kind of dress like a vietnamese prostitute.

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21743 No. 21743 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
who be watching this?
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>> No. 23957 [Edit]
Your idea sounds so interesting.
>> No. 23959 [Edit]
Hey at least it actually makes sense.
>> No. 23986 [Edit]
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hahaha. Yeah I'm sure that'll work reeeeal well.
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I'm just gonna come out and say it. Cinderella Girls fucking sucks. Never mind the moronic handling of an army of characters they clearly don't know what to do with. The real issue with this series is it's all just so damn angsty with nonsensical conflict/drama in place of anything that's actually -fun-. Seriously where's all the music and performances?
I can't speak for all idol fans but I'd like to think all this angst isn't what draws people to idols, let along is what anyone wants to see. The previous idolmaster series wasn't a masterpiece but at least it was fun. On the other hand the only emotion Cinderella Girls seems to want to convey is complete misery and it's only gotten worse in the second half. I know being an idol isn't all fun and games but holy fuck give me a break, does it have to be every single ep with this shit? Every ep lately feels like it was written by someone who's pet just died. All I want is to see something cute and charming and maybe a bit fun, is that so much to ask for?

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23769 No. 23769 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Because some ass hat mod deleted the last thread.
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Oh fug, das is kawaii.
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Seemed like it was gonna be little more than generic incest/harem stuff at first, but it's not actually kinda cute and funny.

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