Anime! Who's watching what?

  • @MXAGhost All at once? Wow, that's a large plate.

  • @michemagius don't worry it hasnt lost me yet!!

  • I just finished War in the Pocket, and I think I'll have more to say after I've had some time to think about it, but it is definitely my favorite Gundam story so far. I had a really hard time getting through Mobile Suit Gundam due to the production quality, and I disliked the characters in Zeta so much I bailed on it, but War in the Pocket has finally given me the kind of story and characters I've been looking for in this universe.

    Moving on to The 08th MS Team next after I spend the rest of this afternoon catching up on 5 months of Attack on Titan manga chapters...

  • I uhh...finally watched Black Clover...

    How is the manga one of the most popular in Shonen Jump? Either the quality of the story/writing drastically improves over time or the tastes of its readers has drastically changed.'s so bad... I hate saying that because I like to think that generally if a story isn't to my liking it's just because it doesn't suit my tastes. But Black Clover is just hard to watch. In no small part due to Asta's VO screaming every line like he's the engine of a car. I will say that the lore is interesting and that even though it's not the first time I've seen a character with an "anti-power", it is the first time I've seen the main character have it.

    Can someone who's read the manga tell me if Black Clover gets better? I want to like it since it's one of the few series that runs longer than a single season, but I need to know how long I'll have to hang on before my viewership pays off.

  • I second @michemagius I found the first episode very wanting, and was kinda disappointed by it, felt like there was loads of hype around it too.

  • Getting in the mood for my next model kit, I'm rewatching Martian Successor Nadesico....and the preview ad for Slayers...makes me really want to watch Slayers

  • I've finally decided on what shows I'm watching for the season. Luckily I've only dropped one show so I think it will be pretty enjoyable. Here's what I've got in my watch list:

    Current Season Favorites:
    The Ancient Magus Bride: I've talked enough about this show/manga. I love it, it's wonderful. Watch it if you haven't.
    Kino's Journey: Never saw the original but really want to now.
    Juni Taisen: I'm not usually into battle royal shows but the characters are super interesting and I'm very curious as to who will come out on top.

    So Bad it's Awesome:
    Evil or Live: God. Watch this show. There's this one scene, that changed my life. You'll know it when you see it. It was just so, amazingly awful that I have to watch the rest of the show to see if anything that bad/good ever happens again.

    Plan on Watching:
    Food Wars Season 3: I was addicted to the first 2 seasons so I'm pretty confident I'll also enjoy season 3. I just haven't gotten around to watching it yet. It's one of those shows I like to marathon so I might wait a little longer so that I can have a proper binge of it.

    Old Shows I'm Marathoning:
    Gintama: Everyone's always talking about how awesome and funny this show is so I decided to give it a shot. I'm still on the first season and not entirely sold, but I think it has some great moments.
    Yu Yu Hakusho: Haven't started yet but it's on the watchlist. I've heard great things about the show and I really like the OP, so I'm excited to watch it. Not to mention I'm a shonen addict so this will probably be right up my alley.

    Guilty Pleasures:
    Blend-S: I don't have a good excuse for liking this show as much as I do, except for that I'm otaku trash. My friend voluteered at a maid/butler cafe a few times at anime conventions and whenever she'd send me pictures it looked like a lot of fun. As a result I've always wanted to go to/work at a themed cafe (not necessarily a maid themed one), and the concept of the show just scratched that itch. The characters are all super fun and it's fun to see their transformations in to their characters. All the employees have a different trope that they play (sadist, tsundere, himouto, older sister). I've always been a little uncomfortable with the himouto trope, but in this show the himouto character is an adult so that makes it a bit easier to swallow. Overall, just a fun show to turn your brain off and watch for 20 mins.
    Love is Like a Cocktail: I can't drink, but I do love when shows have recipes so this show just kind of weaseled its way in to my brain. The characters are cute and every episode is only 3 minutes making it easy to just watch for a little bit and move on with your day.

  • @Mbun Most of that is on Toonami. So, not too big of a deal.

  • I've started Akuma no Riddle. I'm only on episode 4, but it's really good so far. I love the type casting for the assassins.

  • @lazybones18 Okay, so I just finished the first series of Code Geass and I'm two episodes into R2. I have to say that by episode three, I was hooked. The show found a good balance between heavy action and tense drama. It took its characters in directions that were unexpected and even took some steps away from typical anime tropes. In the beginning, it was straightforward enough to follow but managed to keep things interesting and suspenseful. However, about halfway through the series it started to add more and more until it had so many things in the air that I couldn't tell what was going on half of the time. I had to re-watch a good portion of it whenever something would happen that I didn't get because I didn't catch it the first time or had completely forgotten it in the chaos of everything else. Lastly, the series ended on a cliffhanger that I don't feel was handled in the best way, which is why I watched a few episodes of the second series before getting back to you. That being said, the characters were well-written, the animation was beautiful, the plot made sense (after re-watching it a bunch of times), and while similar themes were explored throughout it didn't feel repetitive. I was never bored of the politics or the overall story, I enjoyed my time with it and look forward to watching the second series. I kept this pretty vague because I do recommend anyone here who hasn't seen it to check it out with the note that it may not be for everyone. Thanks for recommending it.

  • Watching .Hack//Roots before getting started on playing G.U.

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    @Minamik awesome! I love the .Hack series! Have you watched Sign and Legend of the twilight as well?

  • Blend-s and Magus Bride continue to delight. I'm really behind on Kino's Journey and I still haven't started Food Wars. I'm definitely feeling the pressure.

  • @Lotias I've actually watched them all before, lol, but it's been a while, and I figure before jumping into G.U. it's very important to remember the context.

    From something Ovan mentioned, I'm guessing Twilight Bracelet happened before Roots?

  • I've just finished Little Witch Academia, I can only say, MOOOOAAAAR!!!!!

  • Inuyashiki didn't have the strongest start, but now that everything is falling into place it's really good.

  • Me and the GF are currently watching:

    Flip Flappers
    Himouto! Umaru Chan Season 2
    World Conquest Zvezda Plot

    JoJo & Hero Academia are currently on hold until we find more time.

  • Yeah, suck it Etsuya Eizan. My secret ingredient is...

    KETCHUP. lol

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  • @TokyoSlim That was such an awesome moment. That series is really something else.

  • I'm trying to hold out on reading the manga because I don't want to spoil the show (which is apparently kind of rushing through some arcs and etc) but this last episode has so many great visual moments that when I went looking for pictures of them, I find they are lifted almost perfectly from the manga...

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