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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. 29449 [Edit]
Its not like my trunk is full of bootleg copies of Nana i'm trying to sell off.
>You respond as if I had attacked your own world views on a personal level instead of an anime; if so, it's not my fault if you're drawn towards being wretched or similar.
I'm watching something far outside my worldview and am enjoying it more than expecting. I wasn't trying to be hostile or defensive.
>> No. 29453 [Edit]
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Just watched 3 episodes straight in a row of VOTOMs, this hasn't happened in forever, usually I struggle with finishing just 1 episode of a show.
Fun stuff
>> No. 29454 [Edit]
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Votoms is the show that I've rewatched the most. It's really good stuff. I hope you continue to enjoy it.
>> No. 29463 [Edit]
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I had never actually seen the entirety of Evangelion, so I decided that it was about time that I did just that. I actually really enjoyed it, even the psychological stuff.
>> No. 29505 [Edit]
I've been watching the monogatari series, just finished second season, gonna watch the movies now. I really like it and have no idea why it took me so long to get around to it, I watched bake ages ago and never kept going for some reason, I'm glad I remembered it.
>> No. 29537 [Edit]
Started watching Ranma½. This is the third longest series I have ever attempted to watch after Urusai Yatsura and Dragon Ball/DBZ as it has over 160 episodes plus OVAs and movies. Neither of which I watched to completion. If the quality doesn't drop substantially I will finish this one
>> No. 29584 [Edit]
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Just saw Fate Kaleid Liner. Didn't watch it as it aired because I didn't feel like watching what I assumed at the time might be a somewhat dark and violent anime. Gotta say it wasn't half bad. First ep was a bit off putting, but part of that I think is seeing familiar characters but with the very different art style compared to the style generally used with other fate anime. That said, it seemed like a decent blend of Nanoha and Sakura. The Relationship between Illya and Miyu felt a bit forced and had me wondering at times why they're even friends, but that's just how these things roll so whatever. Anyways, it wasn't bad. Could have used a lot more Luvia though..
>> No. 29715 [Edit]
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I watched Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo, recently. It was a fuck ton better than I expected. I was instantly hooked and loved it. I can't remember the last time I saw an anime that was this legitimately entertaining and funny. I suppose you could say that's due in part to a lot of japanese humor getting lost in translation, but the style of humor used in this was such that could overcome cultural divides. My only real complaint about it is that it feels like it may have had some possible time constraints during production near the end and had to cut content while making it shorter than a typical anime. I say this because they do a really sloppy of introducing some characters around 3/4ths of the way in. Two characters get introduced by way of sloppy exposition dumps, which isn't that bad for the two best friend characters, but it does feel weird since they never really show up again after that. More importantly though the character wiz has a reoccurring roll to play in both seasons but her intro is done in the way of a flash back/exposition dump too in what seems like something that could have been it's own ep and had elements to it which had a decent roll to play in the story. It was jarring to say the least how they were handled. Then there's Yuuyuu who's in season 1's op but never shows up. Instead they appear in an ova as already being familiar with the group. Then they get properly introduced in season two only to make one wonder where that ova takes place in.
Anyways, it's a fun anime with great line up of flawed yet likable characters, with a refreshing take on a all too played out setting and premises. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
>> No. 29724 [Edit]
We've pretty much all watched it.
It's got a cute girl who likes to cause nice bakuretsu, I dunno how you passed that up.
>> No. 29733 [Edit]
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I did notice it being talked about here, but yeah I don't really have much of an excuse.
I guess if anything old me might have passed it up due to it looking like either a generic harem anime or yet another guy stuck in yet another rpg world. This without realizing it was a parody of those things of course. I couldn't really say though.
>> No. 29744 [Edit]
This week I was supposed to be watching gits stand alone complex and azumanga daioh, but I got distracted and ended up rewatching the first two seasons of yuru yuri. I still really love it but I'm gonna get back on schedule now. Azumanga I'm half way through s1 and I really like it, it's super comfy. I'm only to episodes into SAC but I'm liking it so far. Oh yeah I also watched girls und panzer, that was surprisingly good, I went in expecting it to be trash for some reason but I actually really enjoyed it, not just because the girls are cute I think the story is pretty well done and the tank battles are enjoyable.
>> No. 29745 [Edit]
I read the first light novel and was surprised how little of the franchise has been animated. It seems each LN got a season and there are 9 LNs with 3 spin offs as well that will never be animated.
It was fun while it lasted
>> No. 29746 [Edit]
While it lasted? What makes you think they wont make more?
>> No. 29747 [Edit]
The original author reported that they weren't adapting any more. Of course they could have been misinformed or lying. I also haven't kept up to date but its definitely very unlikely despite its popularity.
>> No. 29769 [Edit]
Well that sucks. But this isn't all that old yet so we'll see what happens. Fingers crossed!
>> No. 29902 [Edit]
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>> No. 29905 [Edit]
Help please I need another intense, manly anime with a decent amount of episodes i can get hooked to.
I feel too empty without Joe, his anime was the first I got hooked to in years.
>> No. 29906 [Edit]
Galaxy Express 999
>> No. 29907 [Edit]
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For the past couple months, since around July, I've been watching Keroro. How on earth did 300+ eps manage to be made of this show? Not to say I don't like it, but man. Has anyone else bothered to?
>> No. 30184 [Edit]
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I'm watching Konjiki no Gash Bell. Not so far in at the moment, so I'll make a later post when I'm done. There is a lot of humor that seems like it'd be censored if localized anywhere else. Kinda makes me wonder who thought showing things like pic related to kids was a good idea, but I dunno. I like how in this show, they seem to make at least some of the people they fight a bit more interesting and less two dimensional than just "generic evil dude" over and over again. Like with the ep with the kind dude who was going to destroy the elementary school, after Koruru's ep. I've only gotten so far as the teens, so I hope not to be spoiled, but I expect that the "kind ruler" theme will continue. Kindness and righteousness seems to be pretty standard as far as these shows are concerned, but with it being delivered by beating the shit out of each opponent so they even disappear/die/whatever happens. While even if the books are burned in this show, they only return to the demon world as far as they've told. With 150 eps, though, I expect multiple arcs too. I remember one enemy (around ep 8?) saying that it seems Gash has "Only fought 10 enemies", and IIRC Sherry explained in the beginning that there were 100 total, so assuming each up to that point fought more than 10, there wouldn't be so many left. Not enough to fill up a 150 ep show at least. So that's that, I'll be watching for months to come.
>> No. 30188 [Edit]
I loved that anime and agree, it's very melon!
I've seen both the original and the 4kids version and as you guessed a ton of stuff was edited. As you said it's a pretty well rounded anime that does both light hearted themes and some really depressing stuff too. There were more than a characters I hated to see go along the way, but I suppose that's better than everyone having wide spread plot armor. It's just a shame the anime didn't get a proper ending as long as it was, and even then goes off in it's own direction near it's own end. Requires reading the manga to see how the story ends. They even changed out Gash's VA near the end too which try as they might to hide it was still very noticeable.
>> No. 30376 [Edit]
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I finished watching Azumanga Daioh for the first time yesterday. I had avoided it for years thinking it was generic but I was so wrong. It's such a lovely anime: The stories and bits are cute and funny, the voice acting is great, it's well written and super funny, and while I'm not really much of a watcher of slice-of-life nor cute-girls-doing-cute-thing anime, I find it the best in the genre I've seen to date. Maybe I'm biased because I like cats and the Sakaki stories warm my heart, but still. It's been a while since I got ending blues, but this time I mostly regret it not watching years ago.
>> No. 30398 [Edit]
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>I'm not really much of a watcher of slice-of-life nor cute-girls-doing-cute-thing anime
Thou art upon ill province, knave.
>> No. 30437 [Edit]
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I finished watching Binchou-tan a couple of days ago. This anime is beautiful, and so cute and lovely that it hurts, it's truly bittersweet. It's done so well that is heartwarming to the point I ended up tearing up dozens of times for the most innocuous and innocent things. This is now one of my favourites and I believe this should be a must-watch for anyone who is able to watch anime when alone and quiet, with nothing to distract you nor interrupt you from enjoying it to its fullest.

Bichou-tan is so pure, dedicated and hardworking, despite how little she has and how simple her live is, that it made me feel bad about being a NEET. Her ability to entertain herself and find joy in all the little things despite her hardships reminded me of how lucky I am to have the life I do, despite any and all the misery I have experienced. It made me realize how easily I take the positive things for granted and how little effort I've put in pushing myself to reach higher or further. I'm sure this feeling will fade soon, but it's still nice to watch something that will make you realize you have all you need to be happy, even if you have practically nothing.
>> No. 30443 [Edit]
Did it give you the urge to buy firewood?
>> No. 30472 [Edit]
I'm watching Aria the Animation, and I just finished episode 11. The whole series has been good so far, but episode 11 really struck me. The part that really hit me was at the end where Akari tearfully says to Aika and Alice that she'll see them again. Having never been close to anyone, pure displays of friendship like this tend to strike a chord with me. I also liked the way the episode tackled the idea of the passage of time. I'm scared of change and eventually not being able to have fun with the things I like anymore. The episode helped ease that fear.
>> No. 30569 [Edit]
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I finished watching a few days ago the 2008-2010 Cobra sequels (Psycho-Gun > Time Drive > The Animation). They were quite alright, I liked it a lot and I'm sure anyone who enjoyed old Cobra or even Lupin in general will love it too. After Psycho-Gun, the old V.A. was replaced, but I didn't find it as bothersome as I thought I would. After a while I even forgot about the change. For those that never watched Cobra and want to give this is a shot, I recommend you start with Space Cobra, but if you don't want to, then reminder that this was made for Cobra fans, which means the style of writing and overall direction is meant to emulate the old-school cheesy-but-serious action anime.
>> No. 30633 [Edit]
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After the previous, I watched Cyborg 009 VS Devilman, which really felt more like 009 feat. Devilman, since it's much more centred in the cyborg plot line. It consists of 3 OVAs, about the team being notify of demons reappearing in the world, while also the good ol' enemies creating their own cyborgs to challenged the original team (001-009). Antics ensue, 009 meets and fights Devilman, each thinking their opponent belongs to the other faction, eventually team up and that's pretty much it.

I'd say C009 fans get much more out of it than the counterpart, so watch only if you were already acquainted with both anime (instead of just the latter).
>> No. 30690 [Edit]
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Wow, Galaxy Express 999 is being so moving even though I'm only at the start. Started watching it based on this recommendation.
I really love space stuff. It's great to see all these different planets and the struggle people go through them.
This last episode was definitely the best so far. Fossils.
>> No. 30694 [Edit]
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I recently watched the movies. The plot was at times too blunt and disjointed, but overall a classic worthy of its legendary fame.

BTW good Maetel (and Claire) figs are damned hard to find at reasonable resell prices.
>> No. 30964 [Edit]
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I finished watching Habane Renmei almost a week ago. This series likely need no introduction so I'll skip to the opinion. I loved it and while at the beginning I was frustrated because I had so many unanswered questions, I quickly stopped caring for the answers along the way. Since this is spoiler heavy I'll put a couple of line breaks:

[ S P O I L E R S ]

I liked how mystical this anime was and how it plays around with concepts from several religions (mainly Christianity and Buddhism) and even subverts them at several points (like someone putting a dish of food on top of someone's halo, lol). The Haibane are certainly not angels, and that is much more of a metaphor than not. The very likely option is that they're all children or youngsters who committed suicide or died in unfortunate ways that are still theirs to blame, and are given the chance to be purified to either go to Heaven, or be reincarnated (the later slightly nodded to by the tags inside the wall being accompanied by giggling running children, and maybe if taking into account a suit is needed to touch the wall without falling ill and then dying). We see this with Reiki who obviously jumped in front of a train, and with Rakka, whose crow companion is a metaphor for dying pregnant and the baby (the crow) forgiving her for her sin. The crows flying everywhere seem to be allegory for limbo, people that died without sin but without any consecration into the faith. The Haibane are given a limited time span to redeem themselves, or they lose their wings and become the Toga, part of the Renmei, who spent the rest of their lives assisting the Haibane, with the chance of redemption at the end of their lives. I love how clues and tidbits are left all over the place with a great attention to detail that means you have to pause and go back to catch something of importance if you want to build a theory, or even just rewatch the entire series.

[ S P O I L E R S ]

I was still left with questions, but the nice thing about it is that the enjoyment is in the speculation. This is a lovely anime and imho it should be a definitive must-watch for anyone that enjoys the medium as a whole.
>> No. 31020 [Edit]
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I finished watching all of Kyoukai no Kanata some hours ago and I feel divided about it. On one hand, it's beautifully animated, the art is great, it's super fun and there's moe to be spared and shared (, but on the other hand I feel like it was a bit of a wasted opportunity, specially because they couldn't find a way to balance the series didn't taking itself too seriously while simultaneously trying to get serious when needed, specially in the movie (Mirai-hen) which started great and then fell down. I really enjoy watching anime about supernatural creatures and/or occult, yet in this case it always felt like it was secondary to the fun and moe, and the romance plot-line. I was thoroughly entertained though, so in the end I guess that's all that counts.
>> No. 31025 [Edit]
I thought the crow was a metaphor for a person who was with her during her last moments and tried to save her? At least I personally felt that it hinted at her possibly killing herself but perhaps a parent seeing this and her feeling ashamed because of the pain she caused that person.
>> No. 31027 [Edit]
That crossed my mind as well, but then I realized that not only nobody else had something similar about them, but they were generally dismissive of crows, with the exception of Kuu, who saw them in a specific light because of her "enlightment". Additionally, the crow dies in this world as well, you can see its bones being buried by Rakka. I felt it played into the concept that unborn children have no place in the afterlife or are stuck in Limbo forever. But the most important clue is that she needed to bury the crow; the act was her redemption. If she committed suicide while being pregnant, she had committed two capital sins, so atoning with time (period in which a Haibane lasts before either the Day of Flight or the losing of their wings) wasn't enough absolution; this also makes sense once you consider her anguish: She knows she has sinned but doesn't understand how. The crows remind her that there's something missing, and that she needs to follow that clue, i.e. Rakka didn't think that committing suicide with a baby inside was double the sin.
>> No. 31048 [Edit]
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A while back I watched "Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita" or as it's known in English; "Really fucking long tittles are hip and cool in the industry for some stupid reason right now so lets go with that!"

The idea of the story is it takes place in a fantasy world (without real world otaku) but takes place after the deamonlord has been defeated. With peace having been restored to this world heroes and adventures have found themselves forced to integrate themselves into the rest of society. Society as a whole meanwhile has advanced and become similar to our own world's society. It's kind of like that movie Bright without lazy and half assed world building. One of the neat things is you see how the presence of magic changed and effected their technology. Basically in their world, they use magic instead of electricity to power everything. If nothing else, this anime did a good job of world building. It didn't just take the real world and make jews = elves and orcs = blacks or something stupid like that.

The interrogation of heros into this society feels a lot like it parallels with issues solders deal with after returning from war. Throughout the anime you see how they struggle with finding their place, and getting used to a life without having to constantly fight off monsters. This is of course a big part of the over all story and it's the motivation for the antagonists, who are former heroes looking to restore the world to chaos and give themselves their jobs back.
Our main character here also finds himself working along side a former enemy in the form of the daemon lord's daughter, although as it turns out she wasin't a big supporter of her father's quest to take over the world and prefers to bridge the gap between demons and everyone else, to try and bring peace and coexistence to the two sides.

The anime looked like a cute and fun work place anime much like Working! or SxS, and I was surprised by how sleazy and smutty it was. I honestly can't say I expected to see so much nudity, and the female hero (rival to the main character) had a costume design which I could only describe as ugly, stupid, shameless and embarrassing. The intro showing the heros at battle was kind of neat, but the moment she showed up with braless tits flapping around in skin tight spandex, I knew this was going to be a bumpy ride. I'm no stranger to a bit of out of place exploitative nudity in anime, but what makes it really weird is just how much there is of it in an anime that has very heavy product placement from the Lawson's chain of convince stores, along with some very awkward shoe horned appearances by Sphere. One wouldn't think Lawson's would sponcer an anime where a woman gets striped naked and molested by a tentacle monster, but... there it is. It's almost kind of clever how that store is used in this anime and it doesn't even feel out of place. It's just a convince store next to an appliance store in a town of modest size. The staff of each would naturally be friendly with each other and sometimes shop at eachother's store, or in some cases help each other out when problems come up like staff members calling off last minute.

Once you get past some of that smutty stuff, some of the characters are kinda cute, if not dumb as a rock. The deamon lord's daughter is pretty dang cute and brings with her your typical fish out of water humor as someone who knows nothing about the world of man. She also has one of the best laughs out there. I think the director might have noticed that during production and slipped this scene in (screen cap posted) at the last minute. I could be wrong of course.
I have to say though, "All A" the main hero's rival is easily the most obnoxious grade of tsundere I've seen in a long time. They push it so hard she comes across as being less tsun and more flat out insane bitch. She also harasses the main character at his work place a number of times, shaming him for not being a hero/adventure anymore in spite of knowing full well herself that heros are all done and over with. She considers herself above him for working in security now. This turns out to be a lie, and she's instead working as a bunny girl servant at the newly built mega mall in town. Not a huge spoiler mind you since the OP shows this anyway.
There's a scene in which the main hero and the demon lord's daughter are on a pretend date and this girl sees them together. Her reaction is nothing short of insanity the way she bitches him out for dating a coworker as if he's complete scum for doing so. This was one girl who really needs to chill the fuck out. Unfortunately none of the character characters are particularly note worthy or memorable. There is an interesting old man who wears a star trek uniform and drives an Enterprise replica for some odd reason. He shows up randomly to grab one of the girl's asses, but also helps out a bit in the climax of the anime.

Anyways, this isn't really something I think I can recommend. It wasn't terrible overall (though it did feel like it at times). The writing wasn't that great, and the production values were a bit lacking. It's cheesy and dumb and smutty too, but I didn't hate it or feel the urge to drop it at any point. That said if they made another season of working and gave this a second season, and made me pick one to watch I'd go with more of this.
>> No. 31197 [Edit]
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Almost a decade ago I was for a very short time in an Anime Club, tired of people I had nothing in common, hoping I'd get acquainted with others I had a similar interests with; at that time it felt like a huge mistake, and being exposed to the actually "weeaboo" side of otakudom (fujos, cosplayers, attention-whoring, irl weebtalk and acting, etc.) bothered me so much I ended up watching very little to none anime on a monthly basis (would still watch some stuff here and there, but more on a "this looks good" basis rather than watching it because of the medium itself).

The two anime I blamed for these disgusting displays, or at least its proliferation, was Haruhi and Lucky Star. I gave them a chance, but dropped them and hated them for years. Eventually I realized I was an idiot, and stopped being biased to things without giving them a chance, which is why not I never ever drop a series. Last year I finally decided to watch all of Haruhi (in chronological order) and liked it quite a bit, specially the movie. The spin-off / alternate reality was somewhat fun as well, but it wasn't the same with KyoAni's style.

Now last month I gave Lucky Star a chance and had a lot of trouble with the first episode due to bitter (yet unfair) memories, and over several episodes it started to grow on me. By the second season I was thoroughly entertained, but I can't deny it felt (too) heavily inspired by Azumanga Daioh (which I also just saw this year, >>30376). Perhaps what might be weird to others who liked it, I enjoy more Kagari's class group (with long-haired blonde Ayano and feral-looking fanged Misao) and I wish it had more focus than the underclass leaded by not-Chiyo-chan. Anyway, I liked it a lot, but I really don't get how it became the gigantic and influential thing that it came to be. Maybe I had to watch it back then to understand. Maybe I'm not enough of a weeb.

I also watched its spin-off, Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku, which is bleak to say the least. It's about this otaku-shop store clerk who spends their hard-earned money in doujins and other related merchandise disregarding proper nutrition of her younger elementary school sister, both orphans, who are constantly hungry and down about it. She's so wasteful in her expenditure, that the sister can't even go to a school trip. I assume this was supposed to be funnier, but no amount of quippy delivery can make such a sad situation a cheerful one, specially when the butt of the jokes is always the misery. I have no clue who the target audience for this series would be, and the only highland is the brief reappearance of the Legendary Genki Manager (Meito Anizawa / Anime Tenchou). Later it gets a little better, but still I wouldn't recommend this at all unless you're a completionist.
>> No. 31224 [Edit]
Not that old but I've been watching yama no susume s2. I'm half way through but I'm not entirely sure what to think still. On the one hand it's cute and well animated, and the story is pretty original with plenty of chances for dramatic tension. In this case the challenges the characters have to overcome are literally mountains to climb. So I feel like I should like it more than I do. I think it might be the characters, not sure why but I can't really relate to them so well. I'll probably still finish it though, I think it might also be just that I'm kind of burned out on anime right now.
I've also bee watching paniponi dash, which is just complete insanity. Again I'm kind of not sure what to think about this one. On the one hand I'm a big fan of anything taking surreal and risk taking, and also love that 2005 anime aesthetic. On the other hand it's so absurd and the characters are so ridiculous that it's hard to even tell what's going on and relate to the characters (except for that rabbit, I've never related to a character more), and a lot of the jokes kind of fall flat. For sure I'll finish this one just to see where the hell it goes.
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I'm not quite catching up on this yet. but attkc put together subs for the first ep of Fisherman Sanpei, which is a 1980s anime about some kid who likes fishing. First ep is great, the art is fantastic, they really put a lot of effort into drawing realistic trout. Hope they do the next hundred+ eps as well
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I've been finishing up the Strike Witches side content. I really enjoy it. It's got a perfect balance of exciting action, comedy, drama and cute girls. I especially love Erica.
>> No. 31263 [Edit]
Erica maji tenshi.
>> No. 31340 [Edit]
Kobayashi-sanchi no Dragon Maid
I was waiting for the OVA and now watching it all in one go.
>> No. 31341 [Edit]
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I'm watching Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran, which is an episodic show about a traveling female samurai and her weird companion wearing Chinese clothes who enter a new town every episode which is having a certain problem, be it a clan dispute or a corrupt mayor who has banned alcohol, with Ran saving the day at the end of every episode. The stories are often similar to that of old live-action samurai films and series like the ones with Toshiro Mifune.
I guess you could call this as a comedic version of shows like Kino's Journey and Mushishi. I'm enjoying it a lot so far.
I recently watched the first ~80 episodes due to the constant referencing to the show in Lucky Star and Haruhi but decided to drop it. The first season (first 50 episodes) was actually a lot of fun to watch but after that it seemed that every episode became a rehash of a previous one. The show also constantly has to explain or introduce an already established character because it assumes you're either a first-time viewer or haven't seen the show in a while which can get really annoying if you're trying to binge-watch it. I might try it again at a later date.
>> No. 31342 [Edit]
That sounds awesome. I'm surprised I haven't heard of it before since it seems like something I'd have watched by now. Thanks for the recommendation.
>> No. 31343 [Edit]
>'m surprised I haven't heard of it before since it seems like something I'd have watched by now
I had the same thought when I started watching, it's a criminally underrated show. Maybe it is overlooked because it was airing alongside much more well-known anime like Cardcaptor Sakura and because the promotional/cover art is kind of ugly.
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I finished up Sekai Seifuku. It's a fun series, the cast is fun to watch. The author is ex-Liarsoft staff that went over to Type-Moon, apparently.
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I'm rewatching Captain Future in between Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran that I picked up on the above recommendation. I highly recommend it. It's quite faithful to the original style of the short stories and it's very different from a lot of science fiction anime because of that. It's worth watching for the uniqueness alone.
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I finished Now and Then, Here and There yesterday. Probably the most painfully realistic and depressing show I've ever seen, in that regard it is above even Evangelion and Welcome to the NHK. Through most of the show you feel like you're watching a war documentary rather than an anime and I'm grateful to it that it never made use of some shitty trope or comedic relief like a lot of other 'serious' anime normally do after a few heavy episodes.
The only possible flaw I could find in it is the main villain, Hamdo, who is one of those characters that are just evil for the sake of being evil. I think that didn't really fit well with the realism of the show and it would have been interesting if he had actual motives for what he does or at least some sort of backstory but alas.
>> No. 31376 [Edit]
Man I remember watching that a while back. It is one fucked up show. I had to bleach my mind with moe for a few days after finishing it.
>> No. 31378 [Edit]
At least the ending was a happy one for the most part, as happy as the end of a war can be at least.
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So I finally finished Konjiki no Gash Bell. Real sad to see this one end really. The strongest part of the series to me, was the first arc. While the main part only did start around ep 45-50 (after the fight with Bari or so) the beginning of the series gave a good lead up to show why it is important to fight, with most of the other demons being cold, unempathetic, often cruel, while focused on becoming king with that same mindset. This was to give reason for Gash and Kiyomaro to have such a strong will, seeing those who acted differently, acted justly or ways that are good get walked on by others. Gave plenty of time to see lots of characters and to meet with allies for the coming arc as well. It really was sad to see some characters part ways. The theme with Sherry and her friend Koko was one of the parts that moved me the most. Being able to believe in a friend is one thing this show did really well, especially with her. That was one of the darker parts of the show for sure. After the first arc, there were a bunch of filler eps from what I remember, which wasn't bad but was sudden after so much action and things happening. There were a few eps among those filler That took place in that intermediary realm, which I'm not sure if I'm right, but could see those relating to the story somehow had the show not been cut short. The second arc was lead in well, and started well, but ended (along with the show) pretty rushed. Course I knew about this, and about the anime original ending and all. The anime switched to its original ending around ep 138/139, which was where the rush started. Two eps later, Gash's VA changed not helping things much. The original VA I thought was great, especially with showing Gash's strong conviction. New one lacked most with that.Really seemed like they were trying to get as many characters into the last few eps as possible so they could tie up a few loose ends. They brought Bari back for the end, and also brought Ted back, jumping from a freaking plane while on a motorcycle into Faudo's mouth to meet everyone. Crazy, lol. Seemed like a good opportunity with Cherish there and all for them to be part of the story there, but how was kind of off to me. Also, noticed during those last few eps the fights got a lot quicker and way less drawn out compared to before. Side note, kinda made no sense how the heart dude from Faudo came up to fight too, didn't he have to beat the heart? Defeated in like 30 secs too. During the last few fights it seemed they used less strategy (Never used zaguruzemu to power up baou zakeruga at all for Riou, Zeon, or Faudo) and rushed a bit of explaining (especially with Zeon's fight). Things there seemed like they should have happened much later, but were brought in just to wrap up. Also, if Sherry and Brago hadn't shown up at that last second, things would have been fugged, and the sealing away of Faudo was damn quick. That being said, the original end wasn't actually that, could have been done better if it weren't rushed, but I suppose they had to wrap up quickly anyway. Could tell a bit the writing was different from that section with how some characters acted (Gash I think acted a bit differently than normal, but could be amplification from the new VA). Great show though, definitely going to check out the manga soon to get the rest of the story.
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