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33339 No. 33339 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
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. 35964 [Edit]
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I watched both seasons (including OVAs) of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, also known as Haganai or I Don't Have Many Friends. Here are my thoughts:

I tend not to like harem shows such as this with a male protagonist and a lot of (typically unfunny) comedy. Nevertheless, I decided to give this anime a chance. The title is certainly enticing and relatable.

I really liked the voice acting for Sena, Yozora, and Kobato; everyone else is unremarkable. The OST is bad, in my opinion.

The humour is sometimes funny. The comedic theme of social ineptitude is a winner. There is also a lot of 'otaku humour' which can be funny as well. Character interactions are sometimes enjoyable. The various activities of the club and the resulting antics of the characters can be fairly amusing. Humour and character interactions are really this mediocre anime's only redeeming qualities. Probably the thing I enjoyed most about the anime was the chemistry (or lack thereof, haha) between Sena and Yozora. The way they play off each other is amusing. Sena yelling "YOZORA AHO" and then running out of the club room will never not be funny. Conversely, I found the other characters (i.e. not Yozora or Sena) to be unfunny. This anime is at its best when it focuses on Sena and Yozora. In fact these two characters are the only reason I kept watching. Seriously, I did not like anyone else in the cast besides maybe Kobato because her chuuni moments were funny. Despite the 25-episode length of this anime, the entire cast has shallow characterization and is often one-note in their behaviour, which can result in the gags and character interaction feeling repetitive.

The writing of this anime feels amateurish and crude. The show has an overarching story that mainly involves Yozora and the main character. The story is quite dumb and I didn't like it (the story-focused episodes are the worst in the series). Thankfully it does not suck up that much screentime. This anime is mostly episodic. I did enjoy how both Sena and Yozora have uniquely flawed personalities in their own ways, which is sort of refreshing compared to the usual idealistic love interests you encounter in typical romance/harem shows.

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>> No. 35965 [Edit]
I remember giving this show a shot because I absolutely loved ImoSae by the same author. I ended up disappointed and dropped it after 3 or so episodes, and all I remember of it was there being a lot of yelling and nothing of substance going on below the crude comedy.

I don't know how accurate my assessment was, but reading your review I guess I wasn't far off. That is to say, ImoSae was only superficially a lewd comedy show and its core was a multilayered exploration of the human condition told through the lens of a novelist. I would have hoped Haganai would have had similar such undercurrents.
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Coincidentally, I am scheduled to start watching Imouto sae Ireba ii soon. I only just learned today that the author of the source material is the same. You can expect to see a review on it within the next few months.

And yeah the writing for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai was complete garbage. Calling it fanfic-tier would be generous.
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I watched Gyakusatsu Kikan, also known as Genocidal Organ. Here are my thoughts:

I feel like military-themed sci-fi media such as this is one of the rare things that Western entertainment does better than the Japanese (or at least used to).

This movie does an okay job of creating suspense. The pacing is fine and it is competently directed.

There were relatively few action scenes. I was expecting this to be a lowbrow sci-fi action movie, but it was slightly more complex than expected. However, you should be warned that there is a female love-interest character in this. Thankfully she does not suck up much screentime, although her presence is influential.

As far as the story goes, it was fairly generic near-future sci-fi. However, I will say that the involvement of linguistics was creative, or at least somewhat unique. Genocide is a significant theme in the story, as you might expect from the title. The movie is pretty morose, and you should expect people dying and a lot of bad things happening. When it does occur, the violence is pretty graphic.

The characters as a whole are pretty generic, and not much character development takes place during the movie. I would have liked to have witnessed more interactions between the soldier characters. The focus on special forces soldiers did appeal to me, and I wish this aspect was examined even more in the movie. This is definitely a reflection of my own biases though (I have been interested in the psyche of SF soldiers for a very long time, and have listened to at least hundreds of their interviews over the years).

In terms of sci-fi elements, there's some cool technology but nothing I hadn't seen before. Some of the futuristic combat technology was sorta neat I guess.
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34300 No. 34300 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Same isekai setup you've heard a million times before, but this time the MC has brain damage. Seriously.
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>> No. 34493 [Edit]
Now that you mention it, there are certainly some similarities.
>> No. 34519 [Edit]
Season2 announced.
>> No. 35975 [Edit]
Any thoughts on season 2 so far?
>> No. 35976 [Edit]
It's epic.

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35971 No. 35971 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone here watching this?
>> No. 35972 [Edit]
I abstain from Chinese media as a general rule.
>> No. 35973 [Edit]
smart rule.
>> No. 35974 [Edit]
The QUALITY is on par with the azurlane anime, but this at least seems better so far.

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25650 No. 25650 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I think it's been years since we last had a favorite OP/ED thread.

whelp, You guys know what to do!
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>> No. 35925 [Edit]
I'm still amazed they got Ali Project for this series.
>> No. 35968 [Edit]
I'm more surprised that they got Hayashibara for the main role. Feels weird in contrast with the rather low-budget animation. Or maybe she is the reason why the animation is low-budget... Pretty good show, in any case.
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35476 No. 35476 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A thread for anime you have something to say about but don't want to make a thread for. Thought that this might be a good alternative to the seasonal anime thread and encourage people to post more.

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>> No. 35946 [Edit]
>Ousama Ranking
Looks like it might be fun. Thanks for the suggestion.
>> No. 35947 [Edit]
Mieruko chan is a fun series
>> No. 35963 [Edit]
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A fishing cgdct/SoL to fill Doga Kobo's recent void in the genre. It's more cgdct compared to Houkago Teibou Nishi's emphasis on SoL/iyashikei. The quality of the anime adaptation is very good so far, I would've thought it was a Doga Kobo anime if I hadn't known better.
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There was a bit of discussion about it on the anime news thread but it's finally here. I was curious as to how the anime would approach the quaintness exemplified in the manga but they ended up taking a different direction from it albeit in a good way. Overall the anime's visual is decently stunning although in a different way from the manga, they also seemed to do away with the subtle ecchi-ness that was previously mentioned and opted for a more iyashikei approach which is a welcome move in my personal opinion. I also like how the art style of the manga translated into making the anime feel like it's from an older era and not something more recent. In conclusion, I would say that this is a series to watch and it has every bit the potential to be the anime of the season. CloverWorks have so far shown that they are exceptional when it comes to aesthetics and even though they have a tendency to take artistic liberties that deviate from the source material; in this instance, the direction they took have paid off.

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35959 No. 35959 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
You know what we haven't done in a long time? one of these 3x3 threads.
Post em if you got em and show off your favorites!
>> No. 35960 [Edit]
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If you asked me on a different day, some of these might be different.
>> No. 35961 [Edit]
Somehow Azumanga feels out of place among the rest.

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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. 35952 [Edit]

oshiete galko-chan mangaka gets arrested.
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>> No. 35957 [Edit]

Penguindrum is getting recycled.
>> No. 35958 [Edit]
the first came out only 10 years ago

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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. 35048 [Edit]
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Student counsel presidents (and often class presidents too) Will typically have dark hair in braids with glasses. They also tend to take their position way too seriously and have stalker like levels of knowledge about every other student.

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>> No. 35051 [Edit]
And they'll likely have very healthy sex drives. (Always go for the kaichou in VNs.)
>> No. 35954 [Edit]
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Scenes that open with a character repeating a statement that was told to them off camera moments before.

"uhh yeah, that's exactly what I just said"
>> No. 35955 [Edit]
I always appreciated how Japanese media tends to skip scenes of characters bringing each other up to speed or explaining something the audience already knows unless that in itself is important somehow.

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>> No. 35732 [Edit]
Max Heart as in the sequel to Futari Wa, not Heartcatch. And Max Heart was a bit of a slog.
>> No. 35735 [Edit]
Right sorry, don't know how I misread that. Yeah max heart really was a bit much. The inclusion of the most useless precure to date did not help out that season one bit.
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Walking(hopping) around on her fins like that is probably going to leave them looking like Muromi-san's.
>> No. 35951 [Edit]
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The glass dome on this train makes no sense!

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35589 No. 35589 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Emilyko is cute.
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>> No. 35798 [Edit]
Was that game of tag from the end, in the manga? I found it a bit obnoxious and immature.
Big brother: "You can't be in my room! I'm telling dad! you're gonna get in troooouble~"
Little sister: "nuh uhh, I'ma run away and make dad get mad at you!" Those last couple ep didn't feel that well written, and came across as a half assed attempt at adding conflict for a "action packed" end to the season.

Why wouldn't there be cart access to the higher floors? They still use veiled dolls as servants, and servants need to transport supplies and materials.

If they're going to use the "I'm an adult who's going to believe you anyway" logic, why even bother with the kidnapping in the first place when he can at any time accuse them of breaking whatever rules he feels like? "Oh hey gramps, yeah kate's a terrorist, her friends too, I over heard them talking about it and how they want to kill you and blow up shadow house. No need to thank me, just doing my job."

Why aren't dolls kept on a steady supply of coffee? Especially if there's concern of them going rouge.

Why isn't anyone keeping better tabs on them if there's even a chance of this happening?

Why do shadows need to stay outside of their hosts if the coffee proves they're ripe for the mind controlling from the start? As soon as the soot forms a personality, it should be fine right?
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>> No. 35944 [Edit]
A lot of your questions are answered in the manga, the last episode of the anime is tailored exclusively for the anime and there are significant deviations from the manga. This is why adaptations don't always translate well.
>> No. 35948 [Edit]
I enjoy the manga enough to keep reading (until the translations were messed up and I put it on hold) but seeing as CloverWorks ruined The Promise Neverland season 2 I avoided the anime of Shadows House in fear something like this would happen.

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35636 No. 35636 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Here's how the game works.
You have just died, and you will be isekaied to the world of an anime to start your new life. The catch is, it's a completely random anime!

Go to
Get a random number between 1 and 15800 and attach the number you get to the end of the following URL.
Example; getting "2002" would land you in the world of Air.

Alternatively, can use Mal If you like ( ) and set the number to 45000, but you'll likely get a lot of 404s and will have to try again each time you do.
If you land 849 for example, you end up with Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu.

Once you know where you're heading, you can take one item you own with you. All your memories will be intact, but sorry to say no god like OP powers (unless it's normal to have them in your series), you'll just be an ordinary person. Then you'll be dumped off in the path of the main characters of the series.

Where are you going? Are you familiar with it? What will you do when you get there? Do you even want to go there?

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>> No. 35920 [Edit]
Is the guy named PHANTOM or does that refer to the jet plane?
>> No. 35930 [Edit]

Oh boy...
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I think the only thing I might need is going to be a bottle of lube
>> No. 35939 [Edit]

I get to live in a mansion full of maids. Not sure if I should be glad or terrified.

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