Anime! Who's watching what?

  • @teraflop Glad to hear you enjoy it! The whole thing is really blowing me away! Also, I meant that the only way Americans get it is via Amazon Prime, not that it was only in America.

  • @capnbobamous It is definitely good but

    I always hate a bait and switch, which this has already been guilty of.

  • @mbun Yeah I don't know. I feel like it was done well enough. It didn't feel cheap to me.

  • Just watched Megalobox. Felt like it should've committed a little harder to one tone or the other - it often felt like it was trying to be a gritty modern reboot while still maintaining the old-school cheese of its predecessor. Still, the animation and music are fantastic and the first/last episodes are legitimate crowd pleasers. I had a fun time with it and would give it a recommend if you haven't checked it out yet.

  • Started watching Code Geass. 6 episodes in, it's pretty cool so far. It doesn't feel too heavy yet, despite a brutal event, but that doesn't make it less engaging.

  • @naltmank The tone felt fine to me. Megalobox has a good balance of seriousness and cheese.

    I'll proabably watch Castle in the Sky late today. I have not see the movie in a while and I bought the blu-ray last year on sale.

  • I think I'm gonna take a break from animes (until My Hero S4 comes out). One really inconvenient event from the last few episodes of Code Geass (season 1) broke me. Also started watching Mirai Nikki, and the second episode broke me even more. I have no need for this kind of insanity right now, lol.

  • @brawlman I think the binge didn't help it. Mainly it was just issues with Nanbu and Sachio, especially when the mobsster storyline came back. Still liked it overall, though.

    And Castle in the Sky is among my most-watched movies of all time. I used to watch the VHS on repeat growing up. Still holds up, IMO.

  • I just finished the Davy Back Fight arc of One Piece. I don't know, it was okay. I don't think it was as bad as everyone says it was, but it wasn't great either. My main problem with it is that most of the tension relies on the characters being stupid, which gets really old really fast. I will say that some of it was quite funny, and I actually think Foxy is a fun character. On to Water 7!

  • I consider my last post to be a pretty big lie now because I just finished Mirai Nikki. I was too curious, and I should have been able to finish it even sooner but I had to take breaks because it's quite heavy (and it escalates so fast and so well!). It's essentially the craziest love story I ever seen. The twists and turns in the story are very engaging, they really did a great job of introducing new unique problems and setting up mysteries. The emotional moments and action scenarios didn't disappoint, nearly all of the big moments didn't fail to leave an impact. Most of the diary holders are interesting characters, and the ones that wasn't necessarily big players in the overall story are still awesome when they got the spotlight (bless your souls, Seven). I appreciate the jolly vibes of the post-credits scenes in each episode, which helped me get through the heavier parts of the anime. The biggest problem for me is that the humor and fan service can feel quite misplaced or a bit too much at times (and I consider myself very lenient regarding those two things). Still, this is a small problem for me because everything else is sublime. Loved the ending too, I did cry at the end. This is one of my favorite animes of all time for sure. Also, Yuno is a goddamn yandere legend.

    I'm not gonna say i'm taking a break from animes because that's not gonna happen, but I definitely need a change of pace after this. Something jolly, for sure.

  • I've been watching a bit of Bakemonogatari and Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai recently. Really enjoying both so far, both of them draw me in primarily by their style of story presentation. Bakemonogatari's use of typography, animation style changes, and cinematography is lovely: it's so eclectic but never loses it's cohesion and identity. Meanwhile, Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai is just ridiculously absurd in it's dramatization.

    I also watched (and finished) Neon Genesis Evangelion. I started watching it years ago, but I stopped watching halfway through. Anyway it's a long time ago so I barely remember things that happened, which kinda makes it a first watch experience. I also enjoyed this, loving the action scenes and the batshit crazy stuff that happens later on. I feel like I'm being dragged to a deep dark hole, in those later episodes. I need to watch the End of Evangelion soon.

  • @bam541 I highly recommend an immediate rewatch of EVA. You will notice some pretty wild shit.

  • @el-shmiablo already rewatched some of the episodes that I was really fond of, now I look at Asuka's kiss in a very different way.

  • Started Demon Slayer. Was vaguely entertained for the first few episodes, but I'm about to drop it. Just met Zenitsu and don't know if I've ever been more immediately repulsed by a comic relief character in a show.

  • @naltmank Yep, that's just how he is and continues to be. It is still worth watching though.

  • @bam541 said in Anime! Who's watching what?:


    I really don't think there is anything like the Monogatari series out there. It's truly special.

  • @thedemonpirate It is funny watching SHAFT before Madoka got them budget and after.

  • Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon.
    So far: no girls "picked up" in the romantic sense of the word in a dungeon. A few girls picked up as in carried. No moral quandaries evident in doing so.

    A bit fan-servicey for my tastes, but I am otherwise enjoying S1 alright.

  • @tokyoslim It only gets worse. It is one of those shows I feel I have to watch for the zeitgeist, otherwise I would've dropped it. Really dumb show.

  • @mbun S1 really did end on a lot of big dumb.

    Main character gets a magical power that literally allows him to beat anything unbeatable.

    I believe my first thought was "oh, well... that's convenient."