Anime! Who's watching what?



  • I just gotta say that Persona 5 anime has improved dramatically, with the last few episodes being pretty good, and the last one specifically I think was straight up great, the action parts are still not very good though.

    Also, I've been slowly making my way through JoJo, currently I'm at about the halfway point of Diamond is Unbreakable, it began as my least favorite part, but man it is becoming really really good.

    Shigechi's death was simply an incredible moment



  • I am actually liking the new title sequences and songs for both Persona 5 and My Hero Acadamia.



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    Like a rowboat.



  • I finished my binge of Devilman Crybaby last night. Reminds me of old school anime, back when people were trying to find new ways to push the envelope. I loved it up until the last 2 or 3 episodes, when I think it went off the rails and muddled its themes and tone a bit too much (which seems to be the opposite of how most people feel about it). I also don't get why they insisted on making Ryo speak english as much as he did. There's a pretty climactic moment that got neutered by really terrible English VO, and I feel like just about anyone could have told them that it wasn't going to be worth it. Honestly pretty torn about how I view the show as a whole. I can at least say that it is definitely not cliche.



  • @naltmank said:

    Reminds me of old school anime, back when people were trying to find new ways to push the envelope.

    That's because it is based on old anime.

    until the last 2 or 3 episodes, when I think it went off the rails and muddled its themes and tone a bit too much

    The original series was longer, so they had to kind of cram at the end of this one.



  • @mbun Yeah I saw it's based on a very old school anime, but I guess I didn't realize how faithful it was to it. I do wish the show were longer (like it was originally) so they could flesh out some of the characters more (which would make them more meaningful), but I still don't think I'd like the themes of the final arc. Without spoiling too much, they felt sort of antithetical to what the rest of the show was about. I guess that's on me for reading too far into things, though.



  • After the last couple of episodes of P5 were good, I think this week's took a turn back for the worse, cramming too much into one episode. The slapstick still shots of going through Futaba's palace were pretty cheesy. I just think the show is too rushed. I don't see how the pace they have to set based on the episode limit is going to make for good story telling.

    My Hero Acadamia remains interesting and fun. I really wish I could binge it though instead of watching 20 minutes of it a week.

    And on that note, I also started Megalobox today. Liking it so far.



  • Started watching stuff from this season, but nothing fresh is jumping out at me so far. Feels like a slow season, and since I don't have any great summer vibes video games right now I've been looking for a great summer vibes anime. If anyone knows any good ones, past or present, throw some recommendations my way.



  • Just finished Megalobox, nice homages to Ashita no Joe. mixed in there. Nice 13 episode story. Feels complete.



  • Still into Lupin. The cliffhanger from the last episode is killing me. (Also, what’s with Lupin getting shot in the stomach this season?)

    I need to catch up on My Hero Academia, but outside of that I’m pretty much up to date. The only new shows I’ve committed to watching this season are Banana Fish and Planet With. I’ll have to wait and see what other people are saying about the rest of the shows before I commit to any more.

    Watched all of Wotakoi yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope there’s a season 2 somewhere down the line. I don’t watch a lot of romance anime, but I’m starting to think that I should watch more often.


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  • @rascalie Oh, you're a spambot. Gotcha.

    Anyways, I caught up on Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight, and I'd definitely recommend it to others as it is NOT just another idol anime as it appears from a glance. Best thing I've seen this season so far actually. Basically is about girls at a prestigious school learning to be actors, which is interesting in itself, but on top of that it has some Penguindrum tier secret fate stuff going on with a talking giraffe that "auditions" the girls through spectacles of stage combat with promise of the winner being blessed a true star or something of that sort. All the characters so far are interesting with their own motivations, the sound design is on point, and the pace and animation are so snappy that it is hard to imagine it not holding someone's attention.



  • Sailor Moon Update: R was pretty good, S was amazing, only just started SuperS but it's okay. Haruka is the best character.



  • Since nobody gave me any summer anime recommendations, I ended up landing on the Pokemon Sun & Moon anime, because I've watched all the Pokemon anime series since Diamond & Pearl anyways, and I only never watched this one due to being salty after the direction of the Sun & Moon games, something the anime doesn't even suffer from. The style change in it makes it much more enjoyable than some of the previous series, and being based in the Alolan Region it has those sweet summer vibes in spades.

    Not very far in, but man this episode fucked me up. I can't believe how heavily they lean into what they're doing in that episode. Like dude, this is supposed to be a show for kids. You cannot do things like this! That one aside, I probably have like hundreds of episodes to catch up on, since this has run consecutively for years, but I'm not looking up the exact number and trying not to think about it in general. Least each episode has been entertaining and not tough to watch like some of the filler years of the Pokemon anime around Johto and Hoenn arcs. Just enjoying it episode by episode for now. Way past the point where there's anywhere I could discuss such old episodes, but maybe I'll catch up before it ends? Best wish me luck.


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    The mothers basement youtube channel has also been really hyping the sun and moon series as well

    Youtube Video



  • Been watching FLCL Alternative past couple weeks, and three episodes are out now, which is half of it. I know lots of people who were looking forward to new FLCL were disappointed with Progressive and sort of checked out after that, but I definitely think Alternative has been the stronger of the two "seasons" so far, especially Episode 2. For those who don't know, every "season" has an almost completely new cast of characters, and the dynamics are very different between them all, so even if you weren't into the original it is still worth checking an episode out to see if you're into the new seasons. Not sure how much attention this has been getting, so figured I'd throw it a shoutout. Can't promise the remaining three episodes will be amazing, but they usually ramp up for the second half, so now wouldn't be a bad time to catch up and watch along.



  • Watching Black Clover, i reached the point where I have to pace myself because i don't want it to end.


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

    Been watching FLCL Alternative past couple weeks, and three episodes are out now, which is half of it. I know lots of people who were looking forward to new FLCL were disappointed with Progressive and sort of checked out after that, but I definitely think Alternative has been the stronger of the two "seasons" so far, especially Episode 2. For those who don't know, every "season" has an almost completely new cast of characters, and the dynamics are very different between them all, so even if you weren't into the original it is still worth checking an episode out to see if you're into the new seasons. Not sure how much attention this has been getting, so figured I'd throw it a shoutout. Can't promise the remaining three episodes will be amazing, but they usually ramp up for the second half, so now wouldn't be a bad time to catch up and watch along.

    I've been watching alternative, and I've been greatly enjoying it. While it's among the least action packed of the 3 FLCL series, it captures the uncertainty being a teenager far better than progressive.

    I HAVE MANY THOUGHTS ON PROGRESSIVE.



  • @ochi said:

    I HAVE MANY THOUGHTS ON PROGRESSIVE.

    Yeah. I didn't hate it, but without talking way too long here I'll just say for me it felt like the story was trying too hard to imitate the original and have fanservice for fans of the original versus actually continuing or building on the story in any meaningful way. Nor is it what Alternative is doing in having a completely new story that follows the formula of the original but has it's own original merits beyond being fanservice.


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

    @ochi said:

    I HAVE MANY THOUGHTS ON PROGRESSIVE.

    Yeah. I didn't hate it, but without talking way too long here I'll just say for me it felt like the story was trying too hard to imitate the original and have fanservice for fans of the original versus actually continuing or building on the story in any meaningful way. Nor is it what Alternative is doing in having a completely new story that follows the formula of the original but has it's own original merits beyond being fanservice.

    Yeah. I'll praise progressive for the moments where they genuinely got creative (Hidomi's dream sequences were always great), but I have to poo poo it for fundamentally missing the mark in trying to ape the themes of the original without truly building up to anything, even as fanservice. I can't say that either Hidomi or Ide's growth is handled all that well either.

    I feel like 2-3 episodes in alternative could be cut out and it would probably be a better series overall, which is a shame when the series is only 6 episodes.