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33339 No. 33339 hide watch expand 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. 34191 [Edit]
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I watched Magic-Kyun! Renaissance. Here are my thoughts.

Positive aspects:
>setting and atmosphere
>art style
>decent character insert songs with enjoyable scenes to accompany them
>sometimes romantic

Negative aspects:
>mediocre direction
>bland and somewhat unlikable characters
>bland plot

There are aspects of this anime that I really liked and appreciated, but my average level of enjoyment over time was moderate at best. Overall rating: 6/10

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>> No. 34200 [Edit]
>>34176
I doubt there has been many good light novels. The only ones on the top of my head that I can think of that are not fanfiction tier are Kino, All you Need Is Kill, Spice and Wolf, and maybe Overlord and Haruhi.
>> No. 34201 [Edit]
>>34200
By this post I can understand that you don't understand japanese.
>> No. 34214 [Edit]
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I watched Amaama to Inazuma. Here are my thoughts:

The anime is mainly focused on a single widowed father and his kindergartenish age daughter. Cooking is the primary focus of the show and the bulk of each episode revolves around cooking in some way. This cooking theme is a major component of the anime's appeal, at least from my point of view.

I don't like the daughter character's voice actor. She sounds like she has food in her mouth or something. Really unnatural-sounding voice acting in her case. Otherwise, the show's audio is completely unremarkable.

Don't really like the character designs, although they appear to be accurate depictions of the manga art. Animation quality is okay and the art style is bland.

Emotional aspects of the show feel forced and artificial. The characters are quite bland and lacking in personality. Spuriously sentimental moments are often forcefed to the viewer in a way that feels crude and unnatural.

The main characters are literally imbeciles. To the point that it's both unbelievable and infuriating. Actually, none of the characters are particularly likable.

I did appreciate that there was sometimes considerable detail shown in the cooking processes. At the same time though, the most detailed scenes were often the most frustrating because the incompetence of the characters was illuminated to an even greater degree. For example, there was one otherwise okay episode where the characters randomly are gifted fish which was freshly caught off a pier from a stranger on a hot day. The characters gut the fish and proceed to eat it as sashimi on impulse, and even feed some to the ~6 year old daughter character. No sanitation or deep freezing procedures are used to eliminate parasites, so it's fairly dangerous, particularly for a child. I used to eat freshly caught fish raw too IRL before I learned how stupid it was. Anyway, this is just one of many examples where my enjoyment is compromised by the idiotic behaviour of the characters. Generally speaking I'm quite permissive in this regard when it comes to anime, and I'm not the type to ever complain about 'realism', but still the constant incompetence of the characters was off-putting to me. It was well beyond the realm of endearing and deep into annoyi
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34194 No. 34194 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone here seen this?
>> No. 34197 [Edit]
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34197
I'm a little bit behind but I've been enjoying the series. The heroine makes funny faces.
>> No. 34198 [Edit]
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34198
Typical male anime protag in a nutsell.
>> No. 34199 [Edit]
>>34194
I was streaming it with a couple of anons and I really thought it was boring. I really dont watch seasonal anime, and I havent really enjoyed one in years.

The girl has a cute design though, She reminds me of Remilia.
>> No. 34202 [Edit]
I couldn't resist picking it up, Iwanaga is too cute.

>>34199
Now that you mention it, I can see a little resemblance.

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33831 No. 33831 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Here's something you guys might find interesting. 5ch and 2ch's top 30 anime from 2001 to 2019
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>> No. 33941 [Edit]
Does anyone know what the second to last on the very bottom right is? Pink hair and green glasses?
>> No. 33942 [Edit]
>>33941
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
>> No. 34166 [Edit]
so surprised to seed doki-doki school hours winning in '05. i had no idea japan was sophisticated enough to enjoy DDSH so thoroughly.
first half of the top row is majority non-moe, 2nd half is mostly moe. was ping pong the animation really that long ago?
good pic
>> No. 34195 [Edit]
>>34166
Are you confusing doki doki school hours for poni poni dash?

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33555 No. 33555 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I found why the theatrical version of Evangelion isn't so popular in the West.
It's format is based on traditional Japanese arts.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo-ha-kyu

Eva 1: 'the first act as "Love"; the play opens auspiciously, using gentle themes and pleasant music to draw in the attention of the audience'.
Eva 2: 'The second act is described as "Warriors and Battles" (shura). Though it need not contain actual battle, it is generally typified by heightened tempo and intensity of plot'.
Eva 3 Q (kyu): 'The third act, the climax of the entire play, is typified by pathos and tragedy. The plot achieves its dramatic climax'.
Eva 4: 'the fourth act as a michiyuki (journey), which eases out of the intense drama of the climactic act, and often consists primarily of song and dance rather than dialogue and plot'.
Eva 5: 'The fifth act, then, is a rapid conclusion. All loose ends are tied up, and the play returns to an auspicious setting'.
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>> No. 34171 [Edit]
This has gone on for long enough.
I hereby declare this thread a quote-free zone.
>> No. 34173 [Edit]
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34173
>>34167
>>34170
Stop posting, for everyone's sake.
>> No. 34174 [Edit]
>>34170
>Pretentious, is that supposed to be deregitory?

Well yes, if you knew what the word even meant which you evidently don't.
>> No. 34177 [Edit]
>>34174
I know what it means; I, however, have no reason to believe you. Do you believe your word is better than mine? Oh my, then, it's almost like you're me, being pretentious, acting superior.
I mean, if we're equal, and I claim I am not pretentious but you claim I am, who is right? Neither of us, right? Because we're equal. Unless somebody is better than the other, unless you are superior to me or I am to you, then neither of us can claim to be correct.

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32770 No. 32770 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Season2 is out now.
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>> No. 33029 [Edit]
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33029
>>33028
Simple, this is how.
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33054
Wow, thats was a really sugoi punch.
>> No. 33081 [Edit]
>>33054
That it is... only one punch!
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>>33028
the latest ova might explain that to you

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11753 No. 11753 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
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>> No. 34152 [Edit]
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34152
>>34146
>>34145
No kidding. I hate it when anime release OVA/Films like episodes in a series but spread them out over years. These could work fine as stand alone movies if the editing wasn't ass backwards. The least they could do is not leave every movie with a poorly placed cliffhanger. BC should have been the soul focus of the first movie/OVA. The run time of that felt too short anyway. This one feels longer while only being ten minutes more because it's like two movies gutted and smashed together. Each movie should really focus on a different team. Start by building up to the new team, introduce them, have the battle, and finish that battle by the end of the episode/movie. You'd think that'd be common sense? Instead it seems what they're doing will just deflate the tension/build up from the previous movie, while giving each movie itself a disappointing and abrupt non-ending. Part 2 seemed like it'd focus on BC, but they're out about a quarter in.

It was nice how in the first movie, BC caught onto Ooarai's intel gathering and used that against them. I thought that was a clever and well done twist. BC acted to be a shitty team full of in-fighting that could very well take themselves out, but we find out it was just a ruse to screw with Ooarai's tactics. We then wait years to find out BC is a shitty team full of in-fighting that could very well take themselves out... Okay.
With part 2 meanwhile it's pretty obvious Ooarai will beat Chi-Ha-Tan by charging at them, and make Chi-Ha-Tan feel like fools for not being true to their charging obsessed nature. But god forbid they put the climax and resolution at the end of the movie!


Girls und Panzer Das Finale part 02, essentially puts the second act first, the third act in the middle, and ends with the first act of what should be a different movie/ep. This can work if you're watching all of these back to back, but no
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>> No. 34153 [Edit]
>>34152
Regardless of the pacing they aren't actually movies so they aren't going to follow the conventions of movies. I prefer it this way, it will create a better product in the end rather than having to adapt each episode to being a micro-film.
>> No. 34154 [Edit]
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34154
>>34153
Wow, they aren't movies?! Someone should really inform theaters across japan!
>> No. 34155 [Edit]
>>34154
Why? They probably actually know this already.

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34105 No. 34105 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some good Mahou Shoujo animus? I've watched ones like Moetan and Nurse Witch Komugi, and I want to watch something similar.
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>> No. 34120 [Edit]
Don't suppose you've ever considered precure? or is that a bit too long?
>> No. 34125 [Edit]
>>34120
I never really could get into it, I did try.
>> No. 34126 [Edit]
>>34114
Does Nanoha or Yuuki Yuuna sound like what you're looking for in terms of seriousness?
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34139
Watch Card Captor Sakura if you haven't already.
It's more serious than the shows you listed but it's one of the best magical girl shows out there.

Also, it's not 100% Mahou Shoujo but, you'd probably like Magical Pokaan.

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34085 No. 34085 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Seems everyone's making a fuss over how controversial this is. What are TC's thoughts on it?
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>> No. 34112 [Edit]
Like most adaptations of ecchi/porn, it mostly sucks. Animation too budget to be hot or adapt the manga style. Also censored to hell so there's basically no point to watching the tv version. Only good part was the spats shot of the futa loli angel.

As a side note, it's strange anyone's even picked this series up at all. En press did the translation of the manga too, which struck me as odd. Like who looked at this series and said "yeah this looks like a solid investment"? I need to learn moonrunes already, people who pick what gets translated be crazy.
>> No. 34115 [Edit]
I couldn't get into it, far too lewd. Maybe I'm just too old-fashioned, as a lot of people seem to be enjoying it.
>> No. 34116 [Edit]
>>34110
Why is it so important whether I call it pornography or not? It's equivalent to porn for me, whether or not it is technically porn is irrelevant.
>> No. 34117 [Edit]
>>34116
By definition it is pornography, if you want to be technical.

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33911 No. 33911 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Lets rock!
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>> No. 33957 [Edit]
>>33956
Because it looks like giant candy.
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34021
So, she's this season's Retoree?
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34032
Pretty much my reaction when they rolled out the boyband, who I must say seem even less likable than the first ones. ep3 are supposed to win you over, not make you want to drop the show.
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34087
They may be cute, but I think putting huge plushy pawpads on your drumsticks would produce some horrible audio.

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33923 No. 33923 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I finished the first season of rozen maiden last night. Cried alot watching the last 2 episodes. I felt really bad for Suiginto and cried. It was so sad. And the part where Nori finds Jun in his dream was really sad. Gonna continue with the next season later today. Rozen Maiden thread.
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Rozen Maiden is such a neat series, although I have yet to actually read the manga. The anime, though, is definitely a memorable one, and probably one of my favorites. Incredibly engaging characters, a very interesting plot, very good character designs, and animation that's sometimes cheesy and kind of awkward (six finger Suigintou) but works most of the time.
There's also a new season that everybody ignored that's supposed to be based on the new manga. The first episode is a really hasty recap though so it's kind of awkward going into after you just watched/rewatched the original series.
>> No. 34068 [Edit]
I started watching it as well. I have finished the first two and Overture and am now watching the 2013 version. It feels A LOT different than the others, it was written by two people so maybe that's why or it may be that it was the anime making it more serious or the anime of the other making it less serious. It's quite subdued and almost boring at times so far.
>> No. 34072 [Edit]
Okay, so I finished watching the 2013 anime, plus I read the manga up to where the new anime starts and then skimmed through until the new anime ends to see if there were many differences.

The 2013 anime was not great, it didn't get better from when I made the above post. Where as the first had more of the dolls together and had them often in an SoL type setting the new version didn't. It was more drama like and I didn't like the protagonist or the antagonist(the true one, I like Sugintou) much and it got quite silly.

The new anime is not actually an alternative version, the old anime ran out of source material and as is often the case it had to make an ending of it's own. The new anime is based on where the manga picks up again(but then again, overtakes the manga). The Manga up until the point that the new anime starts is actually fairly good, it feels much more like the old season(even the parts from when it diverts), there are some other differences and I didn't mind them, Sugintou is portrayed slight differently. Well I think. There is a side story called Rot Schwarz that apparently goes into the back story of Sugintou and Shinku, if it's like the back story in Overture then it would just mean the manga contradicts itself, it's possible. I can't actually find this anywhere to read, I can only find that it exists.
>> No. 34073 [Edit]
>>34072
>The new anime is based on where the manga picks up again(but then again, overtakes the manga)

Actually overtake might be a bit misleading, it just stops when it runs out of material.

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33001 No. 33001 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Believe me you will be like god
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>> No. 33550 [Edit]
>>33520
Read the original Devilman manga before anything else. Then watch/read whatever you want, most are meant to be sequels anyway.
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>>33001
The nose knows
>> No. 33773 [Edit]
>>33001
Have you heard the story of Darth Plagueis the Wise?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvcoQ7vwr6s
>> No. 34028 [Edit]
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痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います(Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu)。

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