Anime! Who's watching what?



  • 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?:

    Bakemonogatari

    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."



  • DokiDoki Precure is one of those shows that starts strong but stumbles at the finish. Well more accurately it completely crashes at the halfway point and only starts to get back up to speed near the finish after already falling too far behind to ever catch up again but still.



  • After seven years, it has finally come to an end.
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  • I think Food Wars/Shokugeki no Soma really hit it out of the park as far as hooking me for the new season. Even though it was a little bit of recap, they paid off one of the big cliffhangers from the end of last season, and they set one up for the next episode. I think it's a super smart formula to set up the cooking and prep drama in one episode and then pay it off with the reveal and judging in the second episode. As long as they don't overuse that - I think it's a natural flow.

    I felt like MHA on the other hand was like a recap/clip show of the first few seasons... which was a bit disappointing. Kind of a throwaway or filler episode, IMO.



  • Digimon Tamers is a pretty good show. I think one of Adventure's strong points was how it wasn't afraid to explore the personal issues the characters were facing both with their digimon and at home and man, Tamers took that ball and just absolutely ran to the hills with it in its final arc.

    Yamaki is probably my favorite character. That or Impmon (I have a type, if you've seen the show you probably know what it is.) On the flipside Ryo feels like a mary sue and I could have really done without him barging into the show near the end.



  • Trailer for the new Pokemon anime starting November 17th.
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    I'm disappointed by Japan's 4K UHD releases. Castle of Cagliostro has no grain. It looks really smooth, like wax. Ghost in the Shell isn't as bad with the digital noise reduction, but isn't good either. It still looks kind of too smooth. At this point, I'm more worried than excited for next year's Akira release. The Little Mermaid and Aladdin were treated much better than this. What gives? Does Japan just not give a shit or has all the digital animation tricked them into thinking grain and detail are bad?