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33339 No. 33339 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Let's post reviews of anime when we finish watching them!

It doesn't have to be from this season; any anime is fine!

I'll post the first review ITT
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https://myanimelist.net/anime/31559/Prince_of_Stride__Alternative

I watched Prince of Stride: Alternative, which is an otome-game adaptation by Madhouse. Here are my thoughts:

For context, this show revolves around an imaginary sport that is kind of like a relay-race version of parkour but with a leader who coordinates everyone. It is very entertaining to watch, actually.

The animation quality is good, but much more importantly the visual direction is absolutely terrific. I really like the way colour and brightness effects are used in this. It's difficult to explain but this anime was so bright during some scenes I felt like I needed to wear sunglasses just watching it. It was sort of like they played with the exposure settings on a camera or something like that. It looked great. Art style too I really liked. I liked the character designs. The visuals for this anime are a major strong point. I enjoyed them enormously. Especially for a sports anime, having awesome visuals like this really was a pleasure. Cinematography was also well done and made the sporty scenes enjoyable to watch. There are also lots of really cool sound effects that enhance the running scenes a lot. The running scenes look, feel, and sound AWESOME. Overall the production quality is excellent. The OST is good as well and enhances the mood of a variety of scenes.

In terms of characters, there is a self-inserty team-leader girl character and there are her male team members. You might anticipate that this would result in a typical reverse-harem situation, but actually shounen-ai between male team members is the only romantic subtext, and even that is mild. Apparently in the VN there is a lot more hetero romance involving the MC. The male characters are fairly likable, and each have unique personalities which mesh together for some good chemistry within the team. Takeru was my favourite character. Beyond the characters themselves, the drama is handled fairly well, which leads me to my next point.

This anime has great direction. They had to introduce an entirely new sport and do some world building, but I never felt like I was being forcefed information. Exposition was handled well. There's also a good balance between sporty scenes and sl
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>> No. 35682 [Edit]
im really enjoying all you guys' reviews :)
keep it up!!!
>> No. 35696 [Edit]
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https://myanimelist.net/anime/34494

I watched Sakura Quest. Here are my thoughts:

Sakura Quest is a 25-episode show that is mainly focused on the efforts of various civic employees working to promote commerce in a small rural-Japan town and restore its tourism industry. The show is fairly self-aware and is clearly meant to be a social commentary in some ways. Although it is genre tagged as a slice of life, it usually felt more like a drama to me, albeit a slow-paced and not overly emotional one.

I liked the main female characters in this. They were all relatable in various ways and felt like real human beings. Much of my enjoyment of this anime was derived from my appreciation of the characters. I empathized with multiple characters in various ways. The young-adult career search is a frequent theme in the show, which I'm sure many people will find relatable. This anime does a good job of depicting authentic female friendship, carefully built up through personal connections, instead of just superficial character interaction. If you're looking for an anime with female characters that feel like real human beings instead of tropey moeblobs, then Sakura Quest might be worth a try.

I have mixed feelings about the writing; although sometimes crude, in some ways it was one of the things I enjoyed most about this anime. There were aspects that I liked and disliked about the writing. Sometimes there are 'coincidences' in the story that are a little too convenient. These sorts of 'plot conveniences' are a symptom of lazy and poorly planned writing, in my opinion. The story demands a fair bit of suspension of disbelief. At times it felt like the plot was a little bit 'forced' and unnatural. These are subtle criticisms, the importance of which will likely vary significantly among different viewers.

I really liked the overall themes that were used in the writing, but the plot mechanics through which they were implemented were often very crude. In other words, from a very broad perspective I liked the writing, but the detailed specifics often seemed amateurish and careless. The author had good broad-view ideas, but they were poorly executed. I'm still able to appreciate the writing in some ways, but that requir
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Assassination Classroom is a two season anime that aired from 2015 to 2016 and is about 40 episodes all together. This is something I heard about much earlier, but put off because to me it gave off generic, action-shonen vibes. After watching it, I can say that while there is some of that in here, it was an unfair assessment.

The premise is that a class of middle school students are tasked with killing an extremely powerful monster, who also happens to be their highly effective, affectionate, supportive teacher. They have to do this by a certain date or the Earth will be destroyed. This class of middle school students also happens to the worst in their school and are treated as pariahs. It's a novel, but familiar concept and it's played pretty straight.

Assassination Classroom is broken up into segments focused on schooling and segments focused on the assassination and the students growing physically. Despite the shows best efforts, these two parts don't gel completely. Whenever one is brought into the focal point, the other fades into the background. This could be considered a lack of focus, but it didn't bother me too much. There was plenty done to connect the two together thematically, so it could have been worse.

Assassination Classroom also gets lost in the woods sometimes, seemingly just to take up time. Some episodes felt completely superfluous. There's value in showing characters interact in a more casual way to develop their relationships, but if it feels like a waste of time, that's a problem.

The weakest point of Assassination Classroom has to be Koro Sensei's backstory. It felt like an unnecessary cop out, reduced the sense of urgency, and made the moral quandary of the show too convenient. Apart from that, it's just dumb. I'm lumping the reoccurring villains together with his backstory since they're related. These villains are only there for plot convenience and to make a final, big battle happen. They felt out of place and like I said earlier, had a "generic action-shonen vibe". I understand what they wanted to do with them thematically, but I would have preferred if Koro sensei was just an alien who unwittingly came to Earth a la Saya no Uta. The premise could have been played even more straight, but that may have gotten in the way o
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35655 No. 35655 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Super cub is a full length Honda advertisement about a depressed and lonely girl who buys a motorcycle and suddenly finds she isn't so lonely and depressed anymore.
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>> No. 35684 [Edit]
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35684
This was a weird episode.
>> No. 35692 [Edit]
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Hungry bear
>> No. 35694 [Edit]
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I'm still a bit concerned the message here might be a bit too materialistic.
>> No. 35695 [Edit]
This is a relaxing show, and I'm a sucker for SoL that features directionless, apathetic girls discovering something that brings them happiness.

>>35659
The two aren't necessarily orthogonal; persistent ennui and apathy for long enough will lead to that. Either way, her prior life was clearly joyless and somber.

>>35674
>>35677
The message I took away was that it wasn't the motorcycle itself per se but rather the thematic motif of unbounded exploration that it represents which becomes her source of joy. Of course the anime's portrayal of this is a bit glorified (think of the contrast mythical image of the "american dream" versus the current reality), but some elements of it can still be found even in real life – for instance, that ephemeral feeling of discovery that results from taking a walk outside at night in the crisp air, following random roads until you stumble upon a scenic, secluded spot (*).

The motorcycle itself is just a catalyst that helps get her off the "beaten path" and gives her an opportunity to spontaneously explore.

(*) Depending on your location, mileage may vary; trying this in a suburb might not be as succesful, but there's probably at least a creek, hiking trail, or pond nearby.

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35589 No. 35589 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Emilyko is cute.
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>> No. 35688 [Edit]
>>35687
Whoa that's amazing, it seems perfectly spot on to me. I didn't notice any of these while reading the manga, the efforts the mangaka poured into this series is astounding. It's cute that the way it's written reflects Emiliko's personality and her being new to learning to write too. On a side note, I've tried playing older untranslated Japanese games in an attempt to improve and practice the language but everything is usually in kana and I find it tedious to read.

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>> No. 35690 [Edit]
How do you fall that far out of a window and walk away with just a scraped knee?
>> No. 35691 [Edit]
>>35690
There were lots of bushes and shrubs in the garden that probably helped to break the fall.
>> No. 35697 [Edit]
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33911 No. 33911 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Lets rock!
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>> No. 35429 [Edit]
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35429
The court case and everything surrounding it made the first two ep a chore to watch, but I'd be lying if I said the end of it wasn't hilarious.
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35440
I dunno about that...
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>>34266
It sounds like rock, I don't think any other meaning is intended. But I'm sure someone must have said something to them by now.
>> No. 35689 [Edit]
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>>33916
Budget

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2446 No. 2446 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
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. 35634 [Edit]
>>35633
>Really, the displays of familial love; be it Yurie's family or Miko's; are one of the show's greatest assets, and it truly heals the soul.
I love cute moms in anime, Yurie's mom is adorable since she has this sort of childlike innocence to her.
>Agreed. Tangentially related, but I adore the backgrounds as I do with a lot of shows from the era. There's just something so homely about them.
I've found well done backgrounds can build up a sense of familiarity. You can really start to feel part of a place if the backgrounds can drill the setting into you, and Kamichu! lets you see many familiar areas over and over again.
Rozen Maiden also comes to mind for something like this, I can clearly picture the backgrounds of Jun's house even though it's been a while since I've watched the series. I remember with Traumend I was actually a little sad how much the backgrounds seemed to change, although I'm led to assume that unlike the previous works Traumend doesn't primarily take place in Jun's house.
>> No. 35648 [Edit]
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Been watching Ojamajo Doremi and saw the Sharp movie. It was a small thing that was fairly well put together. Doremi usually takes on the protagonist role but it seems in this case Poppu seems to take the main role and Doremi actually acts as a sort of antagonist in the movie, being the main source of conflict (as well as its resolution). The wackiest thing that happened wans't very magical, but it made me laugh when Doremi started shittalking Poppu for losing Hana since what she was saying was so incredibly un-Doremi like. I suppose the movie is written for children in similar situations as Pop who may have a spot of sibling rivalry. Poppu feeling inferior to Doremi felt a little new though, given that it's often a joke that Doremi is much less capable than her surprisingly economic sister, but maybe I just might be misremembering something.
Either way, what really amused me was a 'contest' that was left in at the end of the movie rip, which seemed to have been a contest for children to draw Doremi characters. The drawings themselves are rather adorable, but I couldn't help but think that all of those children are grown up now, as it's been around 20-21 years since the movie came out. At the risk of making someone feel old, I'll also say I happened to be born the year the movie came out (assuming I have the year right at 2000). I wonder if people'll look at similar contests 20 years from now in the same way.
I should probably take an idea or two from drawings like this and be less afraid of something I do looking 'bad', since these children were clearly proud in their work if they wanted to submit it to the contest.
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>>35634
>>35648
A short video that's relevant to both of these posts.
>> No. 35683 [Edit]
>>9765
>Overall a very pleasant experience. Can't wait for S4 of this and Minami.
At least that anon eventually got one out of two.

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35476 No. 35476 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [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.

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35680
肉すきだ~
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don't know what it is about WEP, but it really resonated with me (at least the episodes released so far). the OST is also one of my favourites i've ever heard
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>> No. 35699 [Edit]
Can't seem to post screenshots from Dragon, Ie wo Kau but it's quite enjoyable.

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35636 No. 35636 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Here's how the game works.
You have just died, and you will be isekaied to the world of an anime to start your new life. The catch is, it's a completely random anime!

Go to http://www.randomnumbergenerator.com/
Get a random number between 1 and 15800 and attach the number you get to the end of the following URL.
https://anidb.net/anime/
Example; getting "2002" would land you in the world of Air.

Alternatively, can use Mal If you like ( https://myanimelist.net/anime/ ) and set the number to 45000, but you'll likely get a lot of 404s and will have to try again each time you do.
If you land 849 for example, you end up with Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu.

Once you know where you're heading, you can take one item you own with you. All your memories will be intact, but sorry to say no god like OP powers (unless it's normal to have them in your series), you'll just be an ordinary person. Then you'll be dumped off in the path of the main characters of the series.

Where are you going? Are you familiar with it? What will you do when you get there? Do you even want to go there?

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>> No. 35646 [Edit]
>>35639
Why am I not surprised this turned out to be a bit hard to get? I don't think it's even subbed.
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14733 gives me 'Wei, Kan Jian Er Duo La!'. D'oh! It's a BL anime, and it's not even Japanese but Chinese. Just kill me again, this time for good.
>> No. 35671 [Edit]
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I will bring my rifle, but it looks like I will just be carpet bombed anyway.Me on the left.
>> No. 35673 [Edit]
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https://anidb.net/anime/6965

Uhh.. so obscure there's little about it, it appears to be a sequel to pic attached. Seems like a contender for one of the earliest animations, dates back to the Taisho.

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4558 No. 4558 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Let's have a thread for screencaps! Please try to avoid spoilers, and when you post something spoilersome at least mark it as a spoiler pic properly.

Haado modo: Post only 'caps you've taken yourself.
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>> No. 35530 [Edit]
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Tange gang
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>>34599
I've been trying to make it a habit to watch anime on my big screen TV (might as well use it for something, right? Even though it sucks) and now I understand.
>> No. 35672 [Edit]
>>35670
Sometimes I would use a game controller as a remote, since the sticks can be used in place of a mouse, and I'd have one of the buttons mapped to a screenshot hotkey.

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8903 No. 8903 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Figured it would be better to keep it in one thread, rather than make a ton of small ones every so often...
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>> No. 35638 [Edit]
There's a new madoka movie coming out, "Walpurgis no Kaiten." Not surprised that they're still milking this franchise
>> No. 35640 [Edit]
>>35638
Hopefully they'll un-fuck things and end it properly again.
>> No. 35653 [Edit]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdr0m-a0z00
>> No. 35662 [Edit]
Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 Anime Hits Kickstarter Goal

Planned Blu-ray contents:



A new HD transfer of MADOX-01, created especially for this edition, in both the original 4:3 presentation (pillarbox) and a 16:9 version approved by Director Aramaki.
The original SD "Weapons of MADOX-01" featurette, that describes the real-life weapons systems featured in the show.
English subtitles, both our regular colored subtitles, colored SDH subtitles, and SDH captions.
Our English dub, with SDH captions.
Color and Line art galleries.
All the bonus features included on the 2003 DVD release, including a commentary track, two interviews (one of which is mostly Robert embarrassing himself), the original Japanese documentary, and an Easter Egg IMDB describes as a "disturbing behind the scenes look at AnimEigo."
List of all Kickstarter backers on the disc.
6-panel printed insert containing a poster on one side and a list of backers on the other.
Easter Eggs and other hidden content. Or maybe not. It'll be up to you to find out.
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7145 No. 7145 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Let's see how many of these we can find by pooling our resources.

Just post a cap of it in this thread when you see it.
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>> No. 33036 [Edit]
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33036
Yuki is another exception.
>> No. 35206 [Edit]
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This really says something about who the protagonist of this anime is.
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I wonder if studios aren't just doing it out of a sense of tradition at this point.
>> No. 35654 [Edit]
>>35652
I think Super Cub is company sponsored. It's like a really, really nice ad. Not that I'm complaning.

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35635 No. 35635 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A handful of cute girls in a high school club do <insert topic here>.
What's not to like?
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>> No. 35642 [Edit]
I appreciated the fact that the whole club is pretty much there from the start. I prefer that over the typical two friends hunting for members and introducing a new character each ep.
Also, those mugs looked a lot nicer than I was expecting. I want one!
>> No. 35647 [Edit]
Much better than I was expecting from the synopsis. I like that it tends to a more iyashikei-esque tone (at least based on the first episode). I wouldn't mind watching an entire episode of Touko and Himeno just gently shaping clay.
>> No. 35650 [Edit]
I took me way too long to get that wordplay pun in episode 2. I think the literal translation of the subs was a blocker since I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out what raccoons in Tajimi had to do with being common. I should have just looked at their text messages:

>"Tajimi" no "ta" nuki
>Dakara "jimi" na n'da ne

Post edited on 1st May 2021, 6:07pm
>> No. 35651 [Edit]
>>35650
Thanks for pointing that out, I was still confused about it.

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