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2446 No. 2446 [Edit]
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. 26842 [Edit]
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>>26393
>I decided I want to watch something light
I was in that mood and choose Bottle fairies (Binzume Yousei)
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>>26842
>> No. 26846 [Edit]
I'm almost done with Gankutsuou. I hate the animation and CG, but I couldn't stop watching because of the story. However, I may have been better off just reading the Count of Monte Cristo (what it's based off of).
>> No. 26956 [Edit]
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I finished rewatching Air after reading the VN. There was a lot of love for the source material in there. It's a shame they tried to squeeze it all into 12 episodes though. I'm glad they prioritized the more dramatic scenes, but because the pacing had to be as fast as it was, those scenes had much less impact than they should have. I love Kanna and the Summer arc, but it might have been better if it was cut out and left to the In Summer special. Two episodes was not enough to tell that story, and the other arcs could have used at least that much more. I loved seeing the story in an animated form right down to matching specific CGs, and as a complement to the VN it's amazing. It's just unfortunate that the anime can't stand on its own without the VN.
>> No. 26957 [Edit]
>>26956
I agree the single cour time frame felt a little short and rushed at times but because the series had so few main characters the produces probably figured two cour might come across as being too slowly paced and hard to justify. It would most likely allow them to flush out the characters much more, and give viewers better connections and more reason to care during those dramatic parts, but it wouldn't be easy to make it work.
>> No. 27111 [Edit]
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Started watching Jewelpet Tinkle after just finishing the original Jewelpet. Had I know Tinkle was essentially a remake of the original I probably wouldn't have bothered with the original since it wasn't all that good. I thought it would be connected in some way since it looked like they had many of the same characters.
so far the new characters are cuter than the old ones but the show itself doesn't seem much better as of yet.
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>>27111

Jewelpet seasons work like Pretty Cure, new cast, new characters, similar premise.
>> No. 27118 [Edit]
>>27117
precure never reuses the same characters though.
>> No. 27119 [Edit]
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>>27118

Oh come now, there's been a yellow cure in ever season except the very first.
>> No. 27120 [Edit]
>>27119
Having the same theme color doesn't make them the character. The closest thing precure comes to reusing the same characters are with the splash stars vs the original black and white, but as simulator as they were they're still different characters after all is said and done.
>> No. 27140 [Edit]
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Recently saw hoshi o ou kodomo.
It was a nice little adventure fairy tail sort of thing. It had really good animation and art. It's just a little weird that the girl goes in and out of having a manface, especially on the cover. I honestly thought it was a photoshoped edit when I first saw it. Said girl's motivations were also a little unclear to me, I might have missed something but I just kept wondering why she was even there in the latter parts of the film. Anyways I enjoyed it.
>> No. 27163 [Edit]
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Just saw Denpa Teki na Kanojo. Kind of a nasty reminder of how fucked up the world can be, and why I don't usually watch these types of anime. That said it wasn't 'too' bad I guess. Although one of things I took issue with was the pseudo detective work. It didn't feel like they did any real investigating and as such the conclusions didn't feel earned. In both eps Ame draws some really wild conclusions without much to go on. That combined with always knowing when what's his face is in danger leads me to wonder if they're not simply psychic or have some precognition powers.
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I have finally gotten around to watching Kino's Journey and I have been really enjoying it so far. Most episodic series don't really grab me, but this anime's an exception.
>> No. 27212 [Edit]
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Catching up on POKEMON
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Started watching Yawara! some time this week and it's great, really has me in the mood to watch Ranma next.
>> No. 27454 [Edit]
>>27163
I watched it awhile ago but I remember believing supernatural elements wasn't out of the question.
>> No. 27529 [Edit]
Gatchaman Crowds
Mawaru Penguin Drum
>> No. 27566 [Edit]
higepiyo ep 31
>> No. 27567 [Edit]
Noein, heard it's pretty good but the first episodes are a bit slow.
Also, should I pick up Denou coil again?
>> No. 27606 [Edit]
>>27567
It's Pokemon Go the anime... before Pokemon Go appeared.
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i've been watching shakugan no shana.

i'm 4 episodes in, it's pretty enjoyable. i intend to watch all of it, but i'm wondering if it falls of in quality at some point?

shana is moe as heck.
>> No. 27620 [Edit]
>>27618
Season one was nice, season two was almost endless 8 levels of audience trolling for the most part, and season three was pretty shit in general thanks to a plot that revolved around a war on a group that only wanted to be left alone.

Also, Shana is hot.
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Currently watching Robotics;Notes. It's okay but not really what I was expecting. I'm not sure what it was I was expecting exactly, but it certainly wasn't a school club anime with toy fighting and an undertone of mystery. I'm not complaining though.
>> No. 27665 [Edit]
I watched all of Boku Dake ga Inai Machi last night. I sat through the entirety of it. Man that's a beautiful show. It was really nostalgic, I was filled with emotion sometimes. It had me actually weeping like a baby throughout the entire night. I'm a faggot I know.

The ending was a bit awful and it started to fall off during the last two or three episodes but I'm not going to hold that against the show, endings are hard.
>> No. 27700 [Edit]
>>27618
Season 2 is one of the worst things I've ever watched, so brace yourself. Season 3 has mixed reviews, but ultimately it's considered worse than the 1st season.
>> No. 27703 [Edit]
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I started watching Aoi Bungaku, because I've read a few bits of old Japanese literature and was curious to see how they'd adapt it into anime. It has flaws, but it's actually pretty well done. I'd recommend the first four episodes (based on No Longer Human) if you want to know what your average /tc/er's life in early Shōwa era Japan would've been like.
>> No. 27705 [Edit]
>>27703
Aoi Bungaku has a very, very loose adaptation of No Longer Human. I was disappointed by that.

On top of that, Oba Yozo gets laid on the reg, is attractive and kind as well as being socially competent, the complete opposite of a /tc/ user. His flaws (which is where the /so/ stuff starts to come in) came from not recognizing his innate goodness and having some kind of anxiety disorder and a predilection for suicide. It's literally the fulcrum of the story. I've read it at least 5 times, it might be my favorite book of all time. (Real spoilers ahead don't look until you've finished/don't care.)

Osamu Dazai actually ended up throwing himself into a canal with a woman, similar to Oba Yozo, he romanticized the idea of a lovers suicide. No Longer Human is the result of some genuinely dark urges. It starts to seem like a seriously fucked up book when you read it with that factoid in mind.
>> No. 27712 [Edit]
>>27705
Fair enough, if you were looking for a faithful adaptation then this certainly isn't it.

I wouldn't be so sure about Yozo being the complete opposite of a /tc/ user, though. Appearance and social competence are fairly superficial compared to one's beliefs and way of thinking, and his beliefs and way of thinking are a lot closer to ours than to those of your average Ford driver.
>> No. 27782 [Edit]
Started watching the 2016 adaptation of Berserk.

The animation style is kind of sketchy but I understand why they chose to do it that way - It makes the action scenes way more dynamic and interesting, but the subtle movements of characters during the slower scenes just seem off and are ugly. I really hate copious amounts of cg in anime, I couldn't even stand the moderate amount that Re0 had, but this seems to be a fine adaptation despite that. I like it a lot. The OP is cool, I love 9mm Parabellum Bullet. I really wish it was animated in the trigger/klk style that they chose for the netherworld scenes during the OP.

I read very little of the manga but I'll definitely pick it up after I finish it.
>> No. 27800 [Edit]
Just finished watching Grave of the Fireflies. I'm still crying as I post this.
>> No. 27990 [Edit]
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So I'm re-watching fate/zero and a thought occurred to me. Why doesn't this guy just kill his dad? He clearly doesn't like him much and he's willing to do whatever it takes to help Sakura, including killing himself and other people. He should be able to easily command his servant to go murder that old fart, instead of letting that girl be tortured for years.
>> No. 27992 [Edit]
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>>27990

Well, there's Sakura, a character that appears in the sequel, and zoken, another character that appears in the sequel, and then there is a character that didn't exist or was ever mentioned sequel at all. It's not hard to guess what the conclusion of the story was going to have to be.

To make things worse, the writers first thought up the ideas for fights and then half-assed the rest of the story to set the stage for those fights.
>> No. 27993 [Edit]
>>27992
Yeah I get the "because prequel" aspect, just seems like they could have written that a bit better. Like you said it seems half-assed. I haven't read the original work but Kariya seems really poorly established in the anime for such a tragic character, and even for someone who's Japanese they seem a little too eager to kill themselves. I'd like to think just about anyone else would have tried to find an alternate solution before selling their soul to the devil.
>> No. 28020 [Edit]
>>27800
Having seen it for the first time myself last month I can't say I get what it's all about. It felt like a long version of 'The Ant and the Grasshopper', focused on the Grasshopper. If the boy had any brains he would've stayed at his aunt's place while helping out a bit. Instead he chose to ignore reality and fool around all day while the country was in a terrible state and he knew he has noone to rely on but himself (by his own choice). Too bad he got his sister caught up in that shit.

It's not like it was a story of some country hit by a massive famine, where everybody just dies out of hunger. Sure, times were really tough, but with the resources they had at hand they could've survived without even being malnuornished. One of the final scenes, where the rich girls move into the villa across of their riverside hideout and listen to some music shows that the resources weren't that scarce. It's not even the difference between the bourgeois and the poor that you see there. It's the difference between ants and grasshoppers.

As such everything that happened in the movie was just desserts and it didn't make me feel much. There are many depressing movies and TV anime where bad things happen to good people for little reason and it's just hard to watch. This wasn't a 'bad things happen to good people' movie. It was a 'dumb people reap what they sow' one.
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I'm still struggling to finish Aishiteruze Baby and can barely stand the show, but I gotta say this scene right here was hella sweet and really hit home.
>> No. 28088 [Edit]
The second Patlabor movie.

I really wanted to like this but it fell flat on me. The characters mature but outside of Ghoto it feels like they almost mature out of who they are. And the whole theme of the movie doesn't feel like Patlabor. Enjoyable but it feels like Oshii wanted to make something else. So he took an existing label, bent it, and put it on a new box to help it sell a bit more.

More than anything I'm annoyed by how vague it was. I don't know what point they were going for. Supposedly it was heavily influenced in reaction to certain real-world political controversies. Maybe I'd enjoy it more if I was familiar with them.

At least the first movie was really good. Hopefully I have better luck with movie three, I'll probably check it out tomorrow.
>> No. 28177 [Edit]
I finished nanoha strikers yesterday and I am still depressed about it being the end. Especially Subaru and Tia, I will miss them so much, and I wanted them to be together
>> No. 28178 [Edit]
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Finally got around to watching unlimited blade works. I'm about half way in so far, and I was wondering...
If Caster searched every inch of that church looking for the grail, did she not find the basement filled with dozens of mutilated teenagers? Wouldn't that be something worth addressing or maybe mentioning to her master? After all she seemed pretty bothered by her original master doing similar things with kids. (note that I only played the Saber/fate root of the VN)
>> No. 28181 [Edit]
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>>28178

That Caster backstory is anime original bullcrap. It was added to appease the 90 degree turn fannon has put on her personality. It's sad to say, but her F/GO personality is closer than the adaptation of the source material.

Sights like that really don't concern her; after all, she did similar stuff, and then reanimated what was left as her minions.

The rationale for killing her previous master is fairly limited. You get about 20 words from the VN in total about it. She killed her previous master because he was a shitty, low-talent mage that had less interest in the grail and more interest in raping her -- with only 3 command seals, the 4th attempt didn't go well for him.
>> No. 28182 [Edit]
>>28181
>That Caster backstory is anime original bullcrap.
I was kind of guessing it must have been because I never saw or heard anything about that character or those events before hand. (I've had a lot of fate spoiled for me)
>> No. 28296 [Edit]
Finally got around to watching Wolf Children. It was really, really good. I like Hosuda's other films but this one was his best work by far. It's one of those movies that really hits you on a deep, almost spiritual level.

It certainly helps that I'm a fake country boy with an innawoods fetish.

>>28088
Third movie was better but still suffered from too much of two. Just didn't feel like patlabor and the TV characters were pretty much absent until the end. Enjoyable, but nothing special.
>> No. 28302 [Edit]
I'm rewatching Dougram. It's always a good experience due to how it is just solid the whole way through. It's so odd for a mecha show of the period to not get weird by the end. It's also surprisingly comfy despite being a war story. On that note, it's also one of the best depictions of a rebellion in anime as a whole.
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After messing around on Nyaa, I ended up finding the entirety of Hellsing Ultimate, which I was watching during it was airing, but never finished due to that being around the time when I began my journey to being NEET, and the OVAs taking a really long time to come out.

I liked it. I just didn't really like Seras's shoehorned romance, of which I don't think there was any of in the original show, even if that isn't canon.

Also, the grinning. Everybody grinned so much.
>> No. 28584 [Edit]
>>28583
alexander anderson is the coolest
>> No. 28585 [Edit]
>>28583
I saw the first few of those ova as they came out but never finished it for the same reason.
>> No. 28588 [Edit]
>>28583
>hellsing ultimate

lame compared to the TV anime, its was like a superfriends comic or something. just my opinion, which a lot of people seem to disagree with
>> No. 28637 [Edit]
>>28302
Festa's death in Dougram might just be the weirdest death I've seen in an anime period, and I've seen my share. That was just... what.

NOT EVEN JUSTICE

Personally though I don't think all that high of Dougram though. Then again the same goes for just about every 80s mecha series I've seen - makes me wonder why I bother with so many, heh. Vifam is probably my favorite among the bunch.
>> No. 28684 [Edit]
A distant relative, who is a child, has become obsessed with Naruto, and has begged me to watch it. I would probably like it if the entire show was about Rock Lee.
>> No. 28685 [Edit]
>>28684
Oh, wow. Good luck with that.

You should show the kid some of the stuff that aired on the old Toonami/Adult Swim. Then you should ease him into the better stuff like Gurren Lagaan.
>> No. 28687 [Edit]
>>28685
There's an interest in other anime. Naruto is just the main thing.
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