Anime! Who's watching what?

  • I've started to watch Fate/Zero it's really good fights scenes are amazing.

  • @DarkenRaul1 said in Anime! Who's watching what?:

    Currently I'm watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for the first time (sad the FUNimation license expired already, so now I have to stream it illegally which I hate)

    You could grab the DVDs...

    Nah I understand, it's so annoying when you find something good and you want to actually support it but it's not on a good actual streaming service - I had to actually cancel my Crunchyroll subscription twice because half the time their damned video player just doesn't work and no one in their support thing knows that's a thing.

  • I want to start on the Fate/ series but now I don't know where to begin. Should I watch the two newer series and skip the first adaption? If so, should I watch the prequel first? Either way I'm apparently spoiling things from the other option.

  • @Mr-M The website version is awful, but the app actually works perfectly.

  • @Light as far as I can tell Fate/Zero is first in the timeline at least animewise. The it can split into 3 different paths those being Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works and the still not released Heavens Feel.

  • @michemagius My phone can't run Pokemon GO, Crunchyroll, these forums, nuffin'. This is starting to become more than just a first world problem for me :'(

  • Watching a Ghibli film is a mandatory. Although not every movie is great. I recommend watching movies/series/OVAs from each era because you might find a treasure that stays in your memory for the rest of your life. Macross: Do you remember love?, Grave of the Fireflies, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, A girl who leapt through time, Street Fighter II the animated movie, Venus Wars, Steamboy, Toward Terra are some of the movies I recommend.

    And on series I'd recommend original ones like Nadia: A secret of Blue Water, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Patlabor , the ones based on novels like Full Metal Panic!, Baccano! etc. etc.. Others are better in manga form to be read to get the context of the story although there are few exceptions and some are good to watch also in anime. Sports anime have been lately been pretty good in terms of quality and slice-of life genre has been strong in this decade so if they are your cup of tea, try them.

  • @Mr-M I've never seen Yakitate Japan so i'm sure... but yeah i guess food wars is not for everyone- its so funny though lol

  • Here's the Netflix anime I've watched in order of descending relevance. All but the last are dubbed:

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    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit is a must-watch which practically no one has watched. It's anachronistic: The setting is feudal Japanese fantasy, but the music reminds me of a 80s Spielberg movie. The animation is beautiful, of course, with gleaming sword fights and peaceful mountain hikes alike. It's very subtle and slow-paced, but every episode is worth it.

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    Knights of Sidonia is a hard scifi 3D mecha anime. It has suspenseful battles and scifi intrigue, but is let down by the plot cutting off prematurely at the end of season 2 (I've read the manga: it's a mercy). It's very shōnen in that, while it's structured like a drama, the plot resembles a visual novel at times (I thought the romance scenes were fun).

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    Red Data Girl is a supernatural high school anime that straddles the line between slice of life and drama. It's nothing groundbreaking, but I really enjoyed the story (it's well plotted despite not running the length of the manga). The traditional Japanese visuals help too.

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    Durarara x2 is a fun and well-animated distraction that doesn't really go anywhere. I really don't have more to say, as the lack of resolution in the ending left me feeling empty.

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    Kuromukuro is a high school mecha whose only novel trait is that its 3D-animated mechs don't look totally out of place alongside the 2D characters. Besides that, it has a good start that gets swallowed up by stereotypes almost instantly (they introduce this male main character who the writers clearly think is sooo cool).

  • @CROWatoan Yakitate Japan is a 69 episode anime about baking bread. It's oddly informative, but the main draw is that it's a hilarious pisstake of typical shounen tournament fighting anime.
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  • @Minamik It kind of comes back? I only know because I looked ahead, and there's some things in VII, Steel Ball Run, that are similar to it.

  • @Haru17 said in Anime! Who's watching what?:

    Durarara x2 is a fun and well-animated distraction that doesn't really go anywhere. I really don't have more to say, as the lack of resolution in the ending left me feeling empty.

    This is so weird about the series. It's like the writer came up with some amazing setup and a nice world with cool characters, but every time the editor asks him for the ending episodes he just goes "oh crap... Uhhhh here's 2 episodes building minor characters". Kudos for having like 30 distinct characters who all have relevance in the plot, but it doesn't add a thing when the plot sort of just fizzles away.

  • @Mr-M from those clips, Food Wars is very much in the same vein, but with more fanservice. I think it captures the same kind of ridiculous humor of the moon croissant in the first clip very well.

    That being said, it's very hard to judge the characters and setups for the cooking from the clips you posted, and one of the best things FW does, in my opinion is change up how the cooking is presented, so as not to get boring. Now I have another cooking anime to watch!

  • I finally felt like dealing with one show on my Plan-To-Watch list that is one of those core pillars of anime you have to watch at some point, if for no other reason then to know what everyone else is talking about, and where all of these references come from.

    It was time to watch Berserk.

    I had put it off for a long time, for various reasons. I didn't know where to start and I was getting conflicting information, some people said skip the anime and watch the films, others said watch the original anime. And in addition, I haven't really been in the mood for any heavy super serial shows for a while now. But now I wanted to watch some good old fashioned swordplay, so I asked my friend which one to watch and he told me in no uncertain terms, the original anime.

    Going into it I thought I had it pegged for sure, this is old as shit, for all the hype surrounding it, it's not going to be that great. It's going to be just as awkward and jank as all of the other old anime is. I'm just going to watch it so I get the full story, and then watch the films for the actually enjoyable smooth modern animations. But you know what? It actually holds up. To my surprise it's as good as advertised.

    Next up Evangelion, I guess.

  • Still watching 91 Days, so far it's been amazing.

  • Episode 3 of Berserk was awesome! Even though i hated the cg, which was very hard to watch cuz the frame rate was off, but for some reason i'm still into it. Can't wait for the next ep.

  • @Mr-M Nice! Looks really funny gonna have to check it out now. Thanks!

  • @Mr-M said in Anime! Who's watching what?:

    Of the others I see listed on Anichart, Orange seems pretty cool and I might check that out, Scared Rider XechS seems like such a mismatch of genres that it better be freaking godly or I'll be very disappointed (oh jeez 5.5 on MAL for the first episode... Hopefully it's a JoJo type thing and no one's caught onto the joke just yet), and I'll always give whatever Brains Base are making a shot although this one (a teengirl fanservice vampire wazoo by the sounds of it) might not hold up.

    Updates are always fun. Everyone still watching the same ones they were at the start? Some gained or lost attention to you?

    So I underestimated Orange as just being "pretty cool". Basic plot is that a girl's trying to prevent a major regret that her future self has told her about via envelope since that method of communication is so ancient that the letters you send literally go back in time. It's super sad and you can feel the sadness constantly. I love it.

    Scared Rider XechS (yes "scared" even though it's clear they messed up spelling "scarred" or "scar red") is better than I hoped. It turns out a lot of the negative reviews it keeps getting are because it's a harem in the way that there's basically Jojo Power Ranger Boyband dudes trying to win over this one girl, and not the other way around as it usually is. It's hilarious, there's no better way to put it. The main guy's face is just comedic gold - the default setting this dude seems to have is a serious expression with mouth agape. I have no idea what the hell is going on either as they just keep piling on so much stuff at once you can't help but think it must be some sort of planned joke. What I've sort of gathered so far is that this boyband group of 5 non threatening male stereotypes have Jojo Stands that they can fuse with to become Power Rangers and fight... things... They're also a part of some sort of facility run by teenagers and their instructor is the girl everyone is super in love with. There's some sort of plot going on where the girl is some superhuman, and the facility may or may not be evil, but I'm very happy I actually went ahead and watched whatever the hell this is.

    Amaama to Inazuma is still my fave of this season. Depending on the attention it gets as it goes along it might end up a broth in the anime club next year. Still have to check out Servamp, though that fanbase scares me with their boytoy obsession and it's making me wary of another karneval situation.

  • @Mr-M I'm with you on Amaama to inazuma (Is there a contracted version? Ama-to-ina? Ama-Ina?). I love it so far but I'm worried I'm going to be bawling uncontrollably at the end (not a bad thing).

    Berserk has been... good? I'm strangely captivated despite the CG animation.

    I'm going to save Orange for another time because I can't handle both Ama-Ina and this at the same time.

    Handa-kun is fun and anyone who watched Barakomon will probably enjoy it (its a prequel of sorts).

    Macross Delta is also picking up FINALLY.

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Origins! Just caught the first 2 episodes, and am loving it. It's great to have the backstory of Char and Sayla in animated form. Young Ramba Ral is a cool guy too!