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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. 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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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]
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]
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.
>> No. 28052 [Edit]
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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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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]
>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.

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.
>> No. 28583 [Edit]
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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]
alexander anderson is the coolest
>> No. 28585 [Edit]
I saw the first few of those ova as they came out but never finished it for the same reason.
>> No. 28588 [Edit]
>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]
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.


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]
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]
There's an interest in other anime. Naruto is just the main thing.
>> No. 29379 [Edit]
I'll talk about Naruto. I've seen a good chunk of it, probably only a little more than you.

The world itself is really interesting but the plot has really bad pacing issues and relies on deus ex machina far too much.

I find the setting to be interesting and engaging in it's own way. Most of the characters are just obnoxious and certain aspects of it really bother me. The themes are pretty typical of a shonen but there's this weird generational aspect to the plot that kind of simultaneously kills it in some cases and makes it more interesting in others.

Certain aspects of the world are neat though, I like how it's designed. You see stuff like powerlines and other modern technology but it's so subtle. It has this kind of timeless feeling to it, I think Kishimoto did really well there.

I got pretty far into the series but stopped when I realized they're not going to retrieve Sasuke from the "bad guys" anytime soon and the fights were just going to continue to be incredibly drawn out. There are also no cute/moe girls in the show, which is a crime. Haku is a cuter girl than most of the girls.

I'd watch it until you get tired of it, honestly. It's not an explicitly bad series, but it definitely has problems. I think it's better than shit like Attack of Titan (the titan killer squad cloak = the new leaf village headband) or Tokyo Ghoul though. The anime is full of QUALITY, and you should skip the filler if you plan to continue on..

I actually think Itachi is pretty cool. He's one of the edgiest characters in the entire show but some of his wizard powers are like really cool finisher moves from a fighting game. I'm fond of Kakashi, too, I like how he steps up to be a father/big brother figure to the group of fuck-ups he was saddled with. I guess I like the older male characters in Naruto.

My biggest gripe with Naruto, though, is that it stops being about ninjas after a certain point and more about wizards who also just happen to be able to flash step.

People like to rag on the fanbase for wearing Akatsuki cloaks in public and shit but the thing is, that was all like 12 year old kids who don't actually consume much anime, back in 2010. Times have changed.
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I just finished Area 88 OVA, liked it but I didn't enjoy the 2nd half as much and I felt like the ending was incomplete, I wonder if the TV show will fix that.
>> No. 29394 [Edit]
The Naruto anime is garbage. Just stick to the manga.
>> No. 29405 [Edit]
Watching Nana.
Real men watch shojo.
>> No. 29409 [Edit]
I've read and been told in several occasions that is "Bitch's first Shoujo", since basically it's ridden with 3DPD-normal attitudes and glorifies degeneracy (actual meaning, not the jest).
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>I've read and been told in several occasions

how about you watch it yourself and form your own opinion instead of parroting what others tell you.
>> No. 29433 [Edit]
Its charming in a different way than most other stuff. I'm only about ten episodes in but I love it
>3DPD-normal attitudes and glorifies degeneracy
Not everything you watch needs to fit your narrow worldview and not every character needs to be a pure maiden. I watch almost exclusively cgdgt but when I want to watch something from a different genre I want something different. If you are incapable of enjoying any piece of fiction the characters are sexually active you are pretty limited in what you can watch.
>> No. 29436 [Edit]
I'm not >>29409, but I very much rather read about pure maidens than disgusting degenerates that act like the shitty 3D bitch pigs I try my damnedest to avoid.
>> No. 29440 [Edit]
I agree, I've heard nothing but nasty things about Nana and life is too short to waste on bad anime.
>> No. 29441 [Edit]
Not everyone needs to like what you like.
>> No. 29442 [Edit]
>If you are incapable of enjoying any piece of fiction the characters are sexually active you are pretty limited in what you can watch.
>I watch almost exclusively cgdgt
What is this I don't even. Last time I checked most anime shy away from that, especially cgdct anime.
>> No. 29447 [Edit]
My point was it is the opposite of what I typically watch.
>> No. 29448 [Edit]
Why would I waste at least 18 hours total just to make sure whether or not a considerable amount of people properly reached the same opinion (and why), specially with a series renowned for being gross? Also, see >>29440
Pretty much, although I'm not into cgdct and related moe-themed anime in general.
>Not everything you watch needs to fit your narrow worldview
How is my world view narrow for not caring for a series depicting and glorifying degenerate attitudes? Unlike you (per your own admission) I don't confine myself to a single genre most of the time.
>not every character needs to be a pure maiden
There is a wide breach between pure maiden and morally bankrupt slut.
>If you are incapable of enjoying any piece of fiction the characters are sexually active you are pretty limited in what you can watch
I'm confused by your unnecessarily defensive approach. 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. Regardless, sex in anime (or series, movies, games, etc.) must have purpose so it doesn't become gratuitous; otherwise it's just for show. And if it's just for show, then it has an intended purpose, which is drawing certain target, of which I deem myself not to belong in. Love stories and drama can very well function without being crass and explicit, as hundreds of examples have shown.

Finally, what the hell have you been watching all along that you'd deem anime that shows or mentions sexually active characters is the overwhelming majority?
>> 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.
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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..
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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.
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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. 29814 [Edit]
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I'd like to give some better thoughts on Inukami, now that it is all done with. Most of the series was, of course, episodic. Not much to talk about there other than it was entertaining and the characters were charming and cute. At the end I assumed there would be some episodes of exposition, to start maybe in the early 20s. I was suprised to see it actually start as early as 18/19, a good chunk of the show. With this portion there were a handful of things that felt cheap or lazy about it. First of all, the exposition started with the sudden weakening of the seal holding Dai Youko. Problem there isn't so much the fact that was already a theme of a previous episode, but how sudden and rushed it was. Even noticed they reused a few animation clips from the aforementioned episode. The development was not really so suprising though. Another thing that sorta got me was, Dai Youko breaking the seal and turning out to be a half gag character, after being portrayed as a powerful evildoer capable of mass destruction for the entire series beforehand. Yeah, comic relief and all that, but his character definitely changed. To keep going, Nadeshiko's extreme power when she attached Jasei, that was COMPLETELY out of nowhere. I don't think they even so much as hinted at it anywhere in the series. I could have missed something sure, and maybe it could be assumed or guessed by the fact that she was a pacifist, but I don't see that. Seemed like a rather cheap thing to add in, but that was kinda negated by Jasei's reversion of time on JUST her, to a state where she had no such power. Cheap trick followed by another cheap trick to cancel it out, how I see it at least. Maybe it was an important plot point in the novels/manga, but was added in at last minute as a rush out of nowhere. The end also left a loose end as to how they found Kaoru's wandering spirit and the following events, which would have been more of a complete wrap up. The battle scene ended and that was pretty much it, no cool down ep or even half ep like usual.

As for the "movie" which they may have wanted it to be, but cram packed into 26 minutes and incredibly rushed, ova length. While common for OVAs, the story was rushed, instead of giving more length, they explained most of the plot to the viewer at the beginning. And of course there was some fanservice, but very unexpectedly . Again, fanservice is standard fare for an OVA, but this wasn't exactly a fanservice ep either. One second they were fully clothed, the next they were in their underwear. Commonplace sure, but still seemed out of place, and really was given the circumstances. Other than that the movie wasn't really worth much. But holy fuck, how do you confuse a comatose person as being dead? That was god damn stupid.
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