Anime! Who's watching what?



  • @naltmank Definitely agree with all that. Also didn't help that the entire show teased the miracle thing, which ended up being kind of whatever. The whole sideplot with the AI dude and Carol & Tuesday's rival also wrapped up in a too coincidental to be believable way. Kind of weird how the show started with grounded in reality vibes, but then went fairy tale magical so much.



  • I finally got a copy of Megalobox for Blu-Ray. The box set was originally $60 earlier back in March, but for a complete 13 episodes (to be fair, it comes with a 120 page art book), that is way too pricey. I had to play the waiting game a whole year for this on. Only had to pay $45 for this set. I've already seen the show in its entirety, and I'm ready to watch it again later this week.

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  • @brawlman Not even kidding, this show is a good companion piece for Box Peek. The similarities are striking.



  • @naltmank Megalobox is getting a 2nd season! I felt it should have been a one off, but I'll take it.

    Megalobox is Getting A Sequel Anime



  • Akira - Saw this as a send off to 2019. Still an excellent movie despite compromises with the story. The movie was made when the manga was yet to complete only on its 2nd volume. The movie has aged well despite that. The art, animation, and character designs I feel come to life out of the screen. The only thing aged about Akira is the original English dub from Streamline Productions. Thankfully, I'll never have to hear it, because of the 2001 redub from Pioneer. It's fun to hear Johnny Yong Bosch & Joshua Seth (Voice of Tai Kamiya from Digimon) got full ham.

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  • During the holidays and taking time off, I almost caught up on One Piece. I was 80 episodes behind.

    Whole cake island arc was good but as often a little drawn out at the end. Scene with Sanji and Pudding at the end was nice and sad. … After this, some recap episodes that I actually liked since it linked some past evens with current ones and you could see some old characters.
    For the new Wano arc, they seem to up the production value a bit with some small changes in the art style fitting the Japanese theme. Just a few episodes in and little girl Otama might be the cutest thing ever. And immediately got emotional with the rice cooking scene and learning about her life…



  • Watched SSSS.Gridman. It's pretty cool, I think I read somewhere that it's based on an tokusatsu story and it really shows. I didn't expect the story going where it did, it's pretty meta in retrospect. Not everything is well done or fleshed out, but it's also only 12 episodes so it's not a big problem to me.



  • Just watched The Tatami Galaxy. After Devilman and Night is Young Walk On Girl, I was pretty sure I would love this show. I think Yuasa just gets my vibe. Artistically ambitious and emotionally satisfying, I think this might be my favorite thing that he's done. Definitely worth the watch if you haven't checked it out yet. I want to rewatch Night is Young so I can catch all the connections.



  • I had a lot of fun with both seasons of Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, it just keeps making things crazier without normalizing it, which made it funny the whole way through. All the characters has hilarious moments, and there's a lot of running gags that never gets old (I can't control myself every time the FFF inquisition shows up). The second season felt more disjointed, but it's still very entertaining. I wish there's a third season.

    I also finished The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. I love how it potrays the main characters' superpowers, it all makes some sort of sense and it makes him experience amplified annoyances from what normal people would have, so it naturally would lead to ridiculous moments. It certainly helps that the supporting characters are all batshit insane one way or another. I laughed less as the show goes on, mostly because everything became so normal to me that it's less ridiculous because of it, but I'm still very much entertained.



  • Is there a good anime similar to The Witcher live-action series?



  • @irongrey Be a little more specific for me. Having a hard time boiling down what you like about The Witcher Netflix. Is it like a mostly hated guy going around hunting monsters? Is it the sideplot with the ordinary girl thrust into learning magic? Is it all the political stuff around the school and the countries? Is it afew gifted individuals standing up to a massive army? Each of those specific things can lead to different recommendations.



  • @Mbun I'd go for a medieval european setting with imaginative but realistic art design, explicit sex and violence, mature themes and plenty of swordfighting action. I'd also like to avoid comedy or parody. I already watched Castlevania, by the way.



  • @irongrey Sounds like Berserk. The CG movies are your best bet outside reading the vastly superior manga. Could also go with Vinland Saga if you want something newer. Claymore is maybe another to look into.



  • @Mbun thanks for the recommendations. Have you seen Hellsing Ultimate?



  • @irongrey Yeah, can't tell you how much I remember of it though since that was back in high school.



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

    Akira - Saw this as a send off to 2019. Still an excellent movie despite compromises with the story. The movie was made when the manga was yet to complete only on its 2nd volume. The movie has aged well despite that. The art, animation, and character designs I feel come to life out of the screen. The only thing aged about Akira is the original English dub from Streamline Productions. Thankfully, I'll never have to hear it, because of the 2001 redub from Pioneer. It's fun to hear Johnny Yong Bosch & Joshua Seth (Voice of Tai Kamiya from Digimon) got full ham.

    Youtube Video

    Youtube Video

    Seems kind of backwards, listening to a dub when it's one of the only anime ever that has full lip sync.



  • @ezekiel The sub is good and all, but 2001 dub has excellent voice casting and shits all over the Streamline dub. The only reason to listen to it is for curiosity or nostalgia. And I have no nostalgia for it, because the first time I saw Akira was in the summer of 2001. Plus, we've been made it to the point where the English dub of an anime has the same quality as the Japanese original 95% of the time. Plus, I don't have the patience for subs anymore, aside from one or two exceptions. This especially true if the anime takes place in a non-Japanese and has no Japanese characters nor fantasy racial equivalent. I highly doubt you want to hear the entire population of Chicago speak Japanese in Gunsmith Cats. Glad to see another Akira fan. You take care.



  • @ezekiel its a compromise for sure, but id rather focus on the animation than try to read the subtitles. Its facial animations are rarely matched to this day.



  • I went a Disc Replay and they had a copy of Cyber City & Highlander: The Search For Vengeance. I got them for $3 bucks each. I'm watching Cyber City tonight.



  • Watched The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. It started on a super comedic tone with it's introduction of the wacky and colorful cast, and I expected a whole lot of laughs to come. That I did get, but I was surprised by the relatable emotional moments and meaningful messages that it introduced as the show goes on, culminating in the final third of the show pulling off a spectacular rollercoaster of emotions. It never crossed the line of being too wacky or serious. Still, I would love it if it developed some of the moments and storylines more (especially in the middle part of the show), as sometimes things can feel a bit too frustrating or stupid to handle.