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35476 No. 35476 [Edit]
A thread for anime you have something to say about but don't want to make a thread for. Thought that this might be a good alternative to the seasonal anime thread and encourage people to post more.

Post edited on 23rd Feb 2021, 11:02pm
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>> No. 38003 [Edit]
Forgot to mention there's also the third season of Euphonium.
>> No. 38004 [Edit]
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I am the only one on TC who doesn't typically watch CGDCT. The loneliness is crushing.
>> No. 38006 [Edit]
> also probably give Rinkai a watch.
Please do let me know if that turns out to be unexpectedly good.

Also since this ended up being the de facto thread for last season's Goumon no Jikan Desu, worth pointing out that season 2 was confirmed.
>> No. 38009 [Edit]
No, I'm in the same boat. Been watching Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san
>> No. 38010 [Edit]
Shame the manga was never fully translated.
>> No. 38012 [Edit]
It's nice to be wrong.

Given that it's "old" and has many volumes, it's not too surprising. Sad nonetheless.
>> No. 38017 [Edit]
> setting is rather bizarre
Well that was quite an understatement. I never thought a show would cold-open with people pitching 7G networks with all the same hype and fervor as the Amercican telcos pitched 5G. And that was the least strange part of the entire setting. It definitely seems to have potential, although this feels like one of those shows that will either hit a brilliant stride by the middle of its arc, or end up biting off more than it could chew and falling flat. Also Reimi will not eat ze bugs.

Girls Band Cry wasn't anything too special; it seems to be cut from the same cloth as other shows like BanG dream, focusing mostly on character-driven light-drama as a backdrop for their music. I suppose the strength of these shows is in how well you can relate with the characters, and while Nina (MC) seems like a sweet girl unfortunately I find most band/music shows like don't do a good enough job at characterization, and this feels like it might pan out the same way. (The exception I note is d4dj, which took the inverse approach of eschewing any drama and making it a show about girls geeking out about music, really letting their passion take center stage).
>> No. 38021 [Edit]
The second episode is better than the first, seems like it might be going the direction of the likes of Kino no Tabi and Majou no Tabitabi by stopping at stations in the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and with each station having its own episodic 'quirks'.
>> No. 38022 [Edit]
>The second episode is better than the first
Funny, I actually felt the inverse. The setting of being stuck together in a place with hardships (or danger lurking) everywhere is a great one to forge closer bonds and highlight friendships (c.f. Gakkou Gurashi, Haufuri, Flip Flappers). I'd be a bit disappointed if this ended up taking the "passive observer" approach.
>> No. 38023 [Edit]
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Please remember that loli is for molestation, not intoxication. Thank you!
>> No. 38028 [Edit]
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You will watch the detective, loli, and dork show.
>> No. 38034 [Edit]
>Sasayaku You ni Koi wo Utau
It ended up being worse than I imagined. At least those serious yuris end up with some characterization between all of the drama. This show makes a mockery out of yuri, with a literal love at first sight amongst characters we know nothing about.
>> No. 38039 [Edit]
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A shitty idol deciding who is trash is funny.
>> No. 38041 [Edit]
Shuumatsu Train Doko e Iku, episode 3: Shimeji Simulation.
>> No. 38058 [Edit]
>Girls Band Cry wasn't anything too special
(same anon) - it does seem to get better in the second and 3rd episodes. But I think the core issue is that the characterization is still a bit lacking. I want to feel for and empathize with the girls, but I just don't know enough about them so everything feels a bit rushed. There are places where the absurd nature and sheer tedium of life pokes through though, and those make for good scenes.

(I sort of hoped bocchi the rock would have been the show to combine the characterization of kiraras with some pessimism and emotional undercurrent of metal/rock, but to me it failed on both fronts. It's definitely not easy to pull off since the two are in a sense contrasting ideals: kiraras usually highlight the best in [2D] life, and are filled with idealistic optimism, while alt metal/rock has grittier and darker themes. But it's precisely that intersection which makes it a very appealing canvas.)
>> No. 38083 [Edit]
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Kaiju 08 hits all the right notes; like it.
>> No. 38086 [Edit]
Seiyuu no Ura-omote is interesting: there's some strong parallels to WataYuri with the theme of facades.

Having Yuuhi be a lone introvert in her class is an unexpected choice. The bread and butter of a seiyuu is the ability to put on a facade, so if anything you'd expect something like Hime who appears to get along well with her classmates on the surface but likely despises them all. Although perhaps Yuuhi decided that putting on such a facade isn't worth the effort if it only leads to false connections.

If you're not completely sold on the premise of the show you should probably watch until ep4, since (in a marked turn from the 3ep rule) that's the moment where their friendship really crystallizes. I don't know if this show is actually considered a yuri though: the OP visuals definitely try to play it up (in their wedding dresses or something similar), and there's standard fanservice, but probably the bulk of the show will be spent developing their friendship. Then again with all-girl casts the boundary between close friendships, class s, and yuri are all a bit blurry. Especially so with a case like Yuuhi who has no other friends at all, putting her in a situation similar to Adachi.

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>> No. 38087 [Edit]
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I like to think of it as yuri.
>> No. 38089 [Edit]
Probably... at the risk of overanalyzing things, I feel like you can make a rough ontology of yuri with three major categories. People may disagree on the labels I'll assign, but most would likely agree with the groupings:

* "Yuri-tease/implicit yuri"

With this kind of show, the focus is on the girls' emotional closeness, and any romance is more an accidental byproduct rather than an explicit end goal. Most likely things are not framed in the context of romance at all, but rather purely in terms of the closeness and warmth of their bonds. (On the other hand, the lack of framing in the first place also doesn't deny any possibility of future possible romance). There's usually plenty of skinship, but again from the perspective that the girls are so close that they're comfortable enough to expose themselves to the other - and reciprocally each girl is also aware of the other girl's comfort, so there is this mutual trust in their interactions.

The quintessential example is Kirara shows. The more closely a single pair of girls is focused on, the closer that bond is portrayed, and the stronger those implications become. E.g. in Hoshikuzu Telepath while we track the bonds between all of the four main girls, it's clear that Umika and Yuu have something even tighter.

* "Serious yuri/explicit yuri"

The name I'll give for shows that are point-blank about romance between two girls. In fact often to their detrminent I've found they focus too much on the romance aspects rather than the characters themselves. Examples might be Bloom into You, or this season's SasaKoi. There's usually "will they/won't they" (melo)drama, and from the perspective of all characters a proper non-platonic relation is the explicit goal they're working towards.

* Self-discovery Yuri

A slightly murkier category, but I felt this third category was needed to partially encompass things like WataOshi, Flip Flappers(?), or AdaShima. This could be viewed as a variant of (1) where there is the additional framing of the bonds being formed in terms of the girls' own sexuality, and there is some interplay between the two. Alternatively it could be viewed as a variant of (2) with a much slower boil, with the intentional end-goal of romance only emerging after this period of self-discovery. E.g. either one [WataOshi/AdaShima] or both [Flip Flappers] are not yet comfortable making the leap, and the bulk of the show explores this interim period. Unlike (2) there is usually not any aggressive pursuit or "romantic conflict" with others; thematically/structurally it is styled closer to (1).

Of course the common point is that all three types will necessarily focus on two girls out of the main cast (well, Yuyushiki is the rare exception with a genuine threesome.) Which goes back to the question of Uraomote. I have not read the source material to see how far along things progress, but I guess practically I don't know of any all-girl shows with a primary duo focus that _don't_ fall into one of the above categories (I certainly can't think of any). So assuming they keep with this level of focus on their growing bond, probably it will end up as (1), maybe leaving open the option of (3).
>> No. 38090 [Edit]
Also i love this show's ED. (The opening few seconds actually seem really familiar for some reason, but I skimmed through my song collection and couldn't find any close match)
>> No. 38095 [Edit]
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In one season, two separate anime feature cute girls eating ze bugz. Well guess what, Klaus, I still haven't joined the light music club, played baseball with junior high school girls, bought a Honda Suppa Cubbu, or helped a squid dominate the Earth, so I will certainly not be eating fugging bugs!
>> No. 38096 [Edit]
Including your pic, three actually: others being Shuumatsu Train (>>38017 - Reimi will not eat the bugs either) & Henjin no Salad Mushi bowl.
>> No. 38097 [Edit]
>others being Shuumatsu Train
Didn't know about this one. What a crazy season this is.
>> No. 38100 [Edit]
Yuri is yuri! I vaguely remember reading how some people in the industry also think the definition of yuri varies from person to person. That's why I prefer to analyze the relationships between characters instead of trying to figure out is an anime is yuri or not.

I like to think of (3) as yuri, and entertain the delusion of it with (1) if there are fun pairings in it, unless (or until) they clearly express attraction towards the opposite sex or one of them puts up clear boundaries. That's when I can no longer entertain it as something plausible in my headcanon.
>> No. 38101 [Edit]
>That's why I prefer to analyze the relationships between characters
Right, that's why I tried to frame the analysis in 38089 in terms of the characters' bonds (which is what I also ultimately gauge things on at the end of the day). Of course it doesn't do much good to go around classifying things for its own sake, but identifying common threads amongst shows is useful in a meta-analysis sort of sense to see why some shows execute better than others.
>> No. 38102 [Edit]
Yoru no Kurage wa Oyogenai - it's certainly a title with gravitas, and one that almost exhorts examination of a deeper meaning, hinting at some underlying metaphor. Luckily the anime lives up to the shadow that names casts. Visually the anime is a treat to watch: in a break from the usual 4-koma adaption style, from the first episode it felt almost as if it was directed as a movie, with clever transitions, steady pacing, and snappy dialogue.

Thematically it shares a lot of overlap with another show airing this season, Girls Band Cry. Both essentially target the same niche, with a cast of girls that for one reason or another have slipped through the cracks of life, giving up on their dreams as they're relegated to the reject bin of society. Yet when they come together they find shared solace in each other's company and find their lives imbued with new meaning as they work towards some common creative goal.

I mentioned in one of the above posts that I was a bit lukewarm on the execution of Girls Band Cry, but from the above it should be obvious I'm much more enthusiastic about YoruKura. I suppose if I had to pin down something precise comparing the development of the two, it'd be that YoruKura has a more narrowed scope on the character's background of how they ended up this way, it spends more time highlighting that state so the viewer can empathize with their situation, and it spends more time on inter-character interaction (GBC really seems to want to be an idol-esque show with focus on the musical band, but YoruKura feels more organic). But probably others may disagree, if you liked Girls Band Cry feel free to critique my ramblings.
>> No. 38110 [Edit]
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Congratulations, anon! This goddesses selected YOU as candidate to become a god! You will do your best and fight with her support, as you battle it out against the other participants and murder them, right? You wouldn't make such a cute goddess cry, right!? I certainly hope not! Why, such an egregious error on your part could only be remediated by a curse that tortures you with endless nightmares, not to mention having your limbs cut off by the Jesus Christ of demons!
>> No. 38111 [Edit]
>Sasayaku You ni Koi wo Utau
There must be some unofficial written rule of yuri that the blonde hair girl will always suffer as a Yayaka.
>> No. 38112 [Edit]
Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night
Best description of a jellyfish since Jellyfish Princess. Haha.
>> No. 38116 [Edit]
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You vill eat ze vasp pupa.
You vill eat ze vasp pupa.
You vill eat ze vasp pupa.
>> No. 38117 [Edit]
And the crickets [henjin no mushi bowl, ep 8].
>> No. 38141 [Edit]
YoruKura: Surprise yuri is the sweetest yuri!
>> No. 38152 [Edit]
SasaKoi - Ah there's the drama that was suspiciously missing until now. Almost got thrown off by the implication of a yayaka route, but Aki is (surprisingly) a really sweet friend. Losing her koibito after losing her best friend must have really hurt. And yet she still doesn't harbor any grudge against Himari, which I think is a bit bittersweet.
>> No. 38155 [Edit]
YoruKura - Hm, I guess now that it's apparently a yuri show, we have the obligatory drama. It's well presented, but it doesn't feel "natural" to me:

It doesn't make much sense that Mahiru would accept the offer without a properly discussing it with Kano to understand what she's getting herself into. Although I guess the ensnaring smooth-talk of Kano's mother and glorious nippon spirit of not breaking verbal contracts might be offered as a counterpoint.

I suppose what bothers me is that the gravitas of "betraying" Kano needs to be offset by some sufficiently strong motivator, and/or the perspective that such a break was in fact inevitable; or else it feels less like naturally unfolding character development and more like a contrived plot arc to pad episodes. We _are_ shown that Yoru bottles up her feelings and is insecure about her art, but after that is resolved there is no further indication that something is amiss.

>> No. 38168 [Edit]
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She quickly rebounded, which is nice. I don't like it when the love sacrifices are left to waste away. However I do question going for the dude who is also aiming for another girl. She didn't learn much!
>> No. 38169 [Edit]
Fyi ep9 of SasaKoi is delayed and will only air on 23rd.
>> No. 38176 [Edit]
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An anime about an old couple magically regaining their youth could have just been about gags, but it's not. Instead it encompasses modernity, the old ways, Japanese society, family, and of course, love; and between amusing escapades are endearing and lovely moments that touch the heart, if not straining it with bittersweetness.
>> No. 38177 [Edit]
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So get it in here and watch it, now!
>> No. 38178 [Edit]
Thanks for suggesting, I'll give it a shot (I really loved the Shiro Seijo anime, and this at least seems it might be similar-ish).
>> No. 38181 [Edit]
I gave it a shot, I probably went into it with wrong expectations. It's structured more like vignettes with the focus on how others react around them. Some of those vignettes may offer a peek into the modern/traditional dichotomy, but it feels more of a byproduct rather than an intentional (pervading) theme.
>> No. 38182 [Edit]
Pontaro is a member of Asclepius and 7G is just the latest scheme to unleash pure illusion.
>> No. 38183 [Edit]
No, I just gave the wrong impression of it. Sorry.
>> No. 38184 [Edit]
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What's spooky is that this hag's back hasn't gone out yet.
>> No. 38185 [Edit]
Nah your description was fine, I wouldn't have tried it otherwise. The vignette style is good (a slice of life in the truer sense), I just had to readjust my expectations.
>> No. 38186 [Edit]
oh man, i've been loving this anime! it's nice to see someone else watching it!
>> No. 38187 [Edit]
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Visually appealing, good characters (especially this guy), loli and hag fanservice, intrigue and literary references: a masterpiece.
>> No. 38192 [Edit]
Actually the vignette/flashback style seems to end up working well. From the 5th or so episode onwards it has a nice stride, and with these flashbacks there is indeed a bittersweet sense; it reminded me a bit of "Akebi-chan's Sailor Fuku" in showing the changing of the times and reminiscing about the end of the idyllic countryside (c.f. >>36486). The sweet gentleness of their love also does indeed remind me of Shiro Seijo, very pure and heartwarming. So overall thank you for pitching it!

And I also forgot to really thank >>37999 for letting me know about YoruKura since it had many moments which I really enjoyed.
>> No. 38196 [Edit]
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Hearing this is one of the very improvements over the light novel. Anos-sama, you deserve so much better.
>> No. 38200 [Edit]
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It's nice to see they committed to the ending, although I wasn't worried they wouldn't with all that preceded it. 2D is the ideal, and the love showed herein exemplified this. Quite powerful.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to vomit.

>> No. 38201 [Edit]
Hah I never expected the initial d parody.
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