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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. 33739 [Edit]
>>33400
Basically this. I've even done the reverse and dropped a show when there was only one episode left.
>> No. 33745 [Edit]
I enjoy dropping shit quality anime so much that sometimes I download ep1 of whatever just to see how quickly I can positively assess it's shittiness and confidently drop it.
I wasn't always like this, but year of wasting my valuable free time giving crap anime 2nd, 3nd & 4nd chances taught me the lesson. There is some regret involved in dropping at ep 5, while dropping at minute 5 is more like freeing yourself from a burdensome responsibility.
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Been watching anime for like 26 years. I definitely don't need 3 episodes to know if I'm going to like a show. Generally the first 5-15 minutes of ep 1 is enough.
>> No. 33821 [Edit]
>>33816
Yeah they rarely have any substantial twists past the first ep. ep 1 and 3 just seem to be where they put the most attention to detail.

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33406 No. 33406 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some themes from anime which you disagree with? A lot of times when I'm watching anime, I feel as if the characters are being as mouth pieces for the creators. This is a problem in itself, since I think it's better to let your audience think for themselves, but it's especially annoying when the message is something I think is bullshit or just doesn't make sense. Kokoro Connect is one of the worst examples I can think of. I don't even remember what they were trying to say, but I couldn't stomach how they did it. The teacher arch in the World Only God Knows was just confusing. Are overbearing teachers a good or bad thing? Did Keima just say what the teacher wanted to hear? I didn't get it.

Mob Psycho 100 is a show I really like, but when I take a step back, its message doesn't make all that much sense. On top of that, Mob is a favorite show of "politically conscious" "anime fans" who like to criticize actual otaku. Basically, the shows says average relationships with average people are the most valuable thing a person can have, nobody is better than anybody else because of natural aptitudes, and having ambitions that could affect others or wanting to change how the world works is juvenile and foolish, so growing up means being content with the status quo.

We never learned how Claw planed on ruling the world. For all we know, they would have done a better job than the governments that currently exist. There's no reason given to think otherwise, except that Claw is just made up of "average people". It's like the show is implying the current governments have a divine right to power and officials have magic governing powers which separate them from "average people". Why? Governments came to exist through brute force to begin with, so how is replacing them through brute force unjustified? Somehow, Mob is never rewarded for preserving the status quo or punished for having his powers(experimented on).

The idea that all people can change and become better no matter how much of and for how long they've been a cunt is also bullshit. There's no real basis for that(there's a lot of evidence to contrary actually like people getting sued for performing cpr). I also don't buy the Claw boss having a wife and kid. What
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>> No. 33786 [Edit]
Maybe it's because I work in vineyards in the countryside all the year, but I really dislike the view of countryside as peaceful and cozy. I understand that it is framed from the point of view of people who live in cities and it reflect (probably) the view of a nation torn between a westernized future and a traditional past, but I still hate it.
>> No. 33787 [Edit]
>>33786
Ehhh. But I live in the country and it is peaceful and cozy, what isn't peaceful or cozy about it?
>> No. 33815 [Edit]
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I dislike when everything rests solely on the main character's shoulders, and absolutely no one else can help them accomplish the objective. Things just don't work that way, as one can only accomplish so much by themselves, much less changing the world. The writing normally has to be really contrived to make up for this, which generally just leads to an unpleasant viewing experience, at least for me.

I like seeing teamwork in action series. Like actual teamwork and not just the MC destroying the antagonists with his "friendship" beam or whatever.
>> No. 33820 [Edit]
I hate it when people are forced to follow insane rules and regulations, even when it means them and everyone around them has to suffer or die.

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7288 No. 7288 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
This thread is to serve the purpose of announcing recent OVA releases that we may not all be aware of. Particularly I would like to mention that the raws of latest Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA are now available which is particularly important because WE ARE SYD, but I am also planning to use this thread in a few weeks to tell everykyon about the new Kiss✕sis OVA.
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>>32103
Very good post, very good news
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>> No. 32533 [Edit]
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Alita OVAs were very 90s
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Movie Trailer
https://invidio.us/watch?v=fEiX_69tu2I

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33537 No. 33537 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
There were five Isekai anime airing last season and there are seven airing this season. It's getting worse.
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>> No. 33758 [Edit]
Only 4 this coming season, it looks like it's getting better. Although they all look awful this time apart from Isekai Quartet which is alright but not that good.
>> No. 33802 [Edit]
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>>33758
I predict Shinchou Yuusha chibis will join the Isekai Quartet.
Bonus: https://imgur.com/a/WpF2cBQ (may contain spoilers)
>> No. 33813 [Edit]
>>33802
Ep 12 preview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8AJtlLvMII
>> No. 33817 [Edit]
>>33546
Probably because it spends more than half of its time making fun of isekai/romcom tropes. The characters just happen to be interesting and written well enough to make it work in the long term.

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33591 No. 33591 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is your rifle beautiful too?
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>> No. 33738 [Edit]
>>33728
I think it's because that's all they can do. There just aren't enough people capable of non-3D animation left. That's just a guess pulled out of my ass, though.
>> No. 33740 [Edit]
>>33738
Why isn't all of the show in 3D then?
>> No. 33741 [Edit]
>>33740
What a dumb question. "Not enough people capable of non-3D animation" is not the same as "no people capable of non-3D animation", and I really can't see how you were capable of reading it that way.
>> No. 33742 [Edit]
>>33740
More and more anime are becoming all 3D

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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]
>>33140
Garden of words
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>>33145
Will give that a try.
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>>33193
A Silent Voice/ Koe no Katachi/ The Shape of Voice
Your Name/ Kimi no Nawa
A Garden of Words
5 Centimetres per Second
Hal
I want to eat you Pancreas*

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqao854TBM0
>> No. 33706 [Edit]
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Kantai Collection

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27603 No. 27603 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Did you buy an anime calendar? Scan it for your pc/tablet/mobile wallpaper? I do.
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>> No. 33456 [Edit]
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2019-09
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2019-10
>All Hallow's Eve
*insert spooky music*
>> No. 33535 [Edit]
Spooky month time!
>> No. 33685 [Edit]
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>>33456
Here's the rest of it.

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27148 No. 27148 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
flip fappers is good
the colors
holy fuck
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>> No. 27666 [Edit]
>>27262
Watched the second episode and I 'get it', enjoying it.
The first episode focused too much on world exposition, where the world has no story/lore and is more a visual spectacle.

>>27266
>Might just be me but ep3 was giving me some heavy KLK vibes.
I got it as well; my thinking was a more general 'Trigger Studio feel'.
>> No. 27669 [Edit]
>>27666
it's definitely influenced by Trigger works. studio 3hz is relatively unknown, i think flip flappers is the only thing they've worked on but i like the 'vibe' a lot. i predict/hope we'll see a lot more of these klk-esque anime in the coming years.

take no game no life which was basically klk by madhouse.

anime should always strive to be visually confrontational/appealing.
>> No. 33677 [Edit]
I <3 the OP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6nlDwOfZu8
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>>33677
There's a very nice AMV that uses the full-length OP to retell an abridged version of the story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a11g02F10ms

The amount of effort put into this show overall is breathtaking. It's a treat to watch, and you don't necessarily have to care about the underlying themes or motifs to enjoy it.

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33121 No. 33121 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Story is about a girl who discovers she's part of a cursed blood line and has to find and defeat a mahoshojo to lift the curse on her family.
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I'm still convinced until proven otherwise that momo has already been loosing her powers and is training a replacement now that she found someone good and pure of heart.
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>>33401
I wonder what secrets she's been keeping
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33476
Last episode was quite a lore dump!

I guess we now know part of the burden that Momo has been carrying. As we learned in an earlier episode Momo had no family, so it's likely she was adopted by Sakura. And with this episode's reveal that Sakura suddenly went missing some time back, that might help explain some of Momo's trauma.


>> No. 33675 [Edit]
>>33476
Read the manga (still ongoing) if you want more.

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33668 No. 33668 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about video game adaptations(not visual novels)? Rpgs usually already have fleshed out stories with more room for diaologue and side characters, but there's benefits to an animated medium too. Which ones have you seen?
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I find most of them to be the equivalent of shovelware.

Low-effort, poorly directed & lousily written garbage put out in an attempt to cash in on the fan's goodwill for enjoying the game. VNs are generally less offensive in this regard, as there is literally an existing script (which will be butchered, but I digress) for a starting point -- more true videogames have less to work with initially, and the end product is so much worse.

Or it's a 23 minute advertisement for the game with no plans to put forth an actual series.
>> No. 33671 [Edit]
>>33669
If you like E&L you're probably going to like its animated series.
>> No. 33672 [Edit]
>>33671
I did enjoy the game. The Dusk series had a really great image of living a decent life in what amounts to a dying world.
>> No. 33673 [Edit]
>>33672
Absolutely.
It's a very melancholic and yet cheerful world.

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29908 No. 29908 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
How about it? Anyone want to give this a shot?
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>> No. 31779 [Edit]
Some of these are amusing. Thanks, people.
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Pretty much.
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