Anime! Who's watching what?

  • @world_rejector I really don't think it is as dark as people seem to think, least not the anime. Sure it goes for full shock value right out the gate, but then you've got overpowered MC to fall back on. Jumping to the crazy shit immediately with no buildup ruins it and even though we have MC's backstory now, his strength doesn't feel nearly as built up over time and justified as characters like Guts who struggled over and over to get where they are. I'm also a little afraid it is turning into a harem show since it seems at least three girls are doting on him now. Getting really bad SAO vibes from it so far, but I hear the manga is better? I really think this anime handled the "even the weak monsters are huge threats" thing better.

  • @mbun With my brief knowledge over the manga, I can't say that Goblin Slayer is overpowered at all. Or if he is "OP", it's the same way Batman is "OP" due to him knowing more about his enemy. He is afterall the Goblin Slayer, so it makes sense that he's good at killing goblins. It's interesting you mentioned SAO since the author of Goblin Slayer wrote the story as his own D&D campaign that sort of counters the isekai genre. (By the way, you can see the D&D influence in a few places. The priestess fills out a 5e character sheet, you hear dice rolls, EXP is given to those who fulfill quests, even the lyrics to the opening mentions d20s) So as for plot progression, I imagine the story be 1 part character development with characters trying to open up to each other and 1 part campaign with goblin battles thrown in. I'm speculating, but if the author is acting as a DM, it'd make sense to go that straightforward direction.

    Probably a more apt comparison for Goblin Slayer is Re:Zero, which animation studio White Fox also did. It's a deceitful fantasy world where little mistakes become costly. I have a bias here since, I really like White Fox and the way they adapt media. I thought Re:Zero was pretty good, and Goblin Slayer is sort of in the same lane as Re:Zero. So that's why I'm looking forward to Goblin Slayer.

  • @world_rejector I was immediately IN for Re:Zero and loved the majority of it, besides the pandering with Rem in that one episode, but this just doesn't seem nearly as good so far. Guess we'll see.

  • I recently watched few episodes of Cells at Work then I went for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory. Waited for a long time to get a sequel. Also watched Hanebado but even though I watched the whole thing, I didn't enjoy it in the end. Good animation though. Hana Matsuri I watched a month or two back and it's pretty good.

  • I watched the last episode of His and Her Circumstances. I'd say I finished it, but that would imply it had an ending.

  • Finished my rewatch of Cowboy Bebop. Don't know if I can watch anything else for a while, anime or otherwise. Nothing can compare.

  • Been a couple of years since I read Vento Aureo so I forgot how cool Moody Blues is. It's actually my favorite stand in part 5 and probably a top 3 contender for one of my favorite stands period.

    Shame it barely if ever gets used again after this episode though.

  • Shimoneta. I bought this and watched it over the weekend. Fucking hilarious! The dubbing is on point and has the voice actresses from Panty and Stocking! They definitely don't make comedy likes this anymore in the genre.

  • "Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai" or "Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai"

    I get the feeling that a lot of people will pass on this, so I'll give my two cents. To me, this is probably the most likable show of the season. It's very well written where characters show more depth as it continues on, and you can understand where most people are coming from with their actions. If I were to make an X plus Y comparison to other shows, it's sort of like Oregairu with splashes of Bakemonogatari. Don't skip.

  • Finished Violet Evergarden. Guess my expectations were too high. Wasn't really anything special aside from some moderately pretty visuals.

  • Just finished the first season of My Hero Academia. I really don't get around to that much anime watching, so I usually wait until it seems like the entire world is talking about something to finally take a peek. I was super confused why everyone loved it at the start, but by the end of the first episode, I was digging it. I still don't care that much for Deku since he cries waaaay too much, but I understand that's part of his arc and already he's become more tolerable. Much love to All Might though.

  • @sabotagethetruth dude I felt the same way, then all of the sudden I realized I loved everything about that show. Stick with it.

    For my part, I started Trigun hoping for some Bebop vibes. Reeaaally didn't like the first couple of episodes, but it's slowly starting to grow on me. Still a little too tropey and slapstick for me, though. Only 4 or 5 eps in, though, so I'll stick with it.

  • Okay, this sport festival arc is damn engaging. I accidentally stayed up till 4 am last night.

  • Started watching Detective Conan again. I've been following the series for a decade plus mainly through the manga just because there's so much filler in the anime, the last thing this ridiculously long series needs is filler (the manga finally hit the 1000th chapter last year, that's like 16000 pages worth of convoluted story). The newest episode finally reaches a super exciting part in the manga so i'm back on the bandwagon again.

  • Started Medabots a few days ago. Or I guess Medarot, translations are weird like that. Whatever. Only ever saw a few episodes growing up but I thought the concept was neat, and so far it's not disappointing. Kinda bugs me that the robots don't have mechanical voices like I remember the english dub having but it's honestly a minor gripe rather than any actual issue.

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

  • @bam541 some fillers are actually very good but yeah being longer than other big anime is not helping

  • @bam541 Conan has been an eight year old almost as long as I've been alive.

    Was obsessed with Conan in middle school (because I'm a stereotype), but completely fell off the wagon when my brain started grasping how story structure works. Still think that there are some awesome mysteries in there, but yeesh, that story needs to end.

  • @tearju-engi oh sure, i enjoyed most of the fillers i watched. I'm just saying that i really, really, really can't wait to see how it all wraps up.