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So, I just finished off the series Viper's Creed. It's a mecha series focused on a group of mercenaries who are tasked with protecting the floating city, Fort Diversity, from left-over automaton weapons that are still active after WWIII has come to a close. Where they combat these mindless drones is across the highways that connect the city together because the water is too polluted for any vessels to traverse. However, this is just the setup for the series, as the anime has two "main stories" across its 12 episodes. The first half is about each of the individual members of the team and their backstories with each episode giving a specific character attention. The second half of the series is where things takes a twist as a radical group of nationalists plot a coup with the city's police make the mercenaries the "Bad guys", take control of the city, and drive out all foreign presence. Despite how potentially complex that may sound, the series is actually quite simple in it's storytelling and is focused more on entertaining the audience. That's not saying that the series "wastes" it's potential. Everything moves along pretty straight forward with some predictable moves and a easily established mindset as to who the characters are, and the story it wants to tell.
Overall, I'd recommend watching the series.
Just finished Speed Grapher. It's about a war photographer who gains the power to cause explosions at whatever he focuses his lens on when he takes pictures after kissing a girl who was born with a virus that mutates his own DNA upon fluid contact. The girl is then kidnapped several times and you get to meet her family and the degenerates who have also been mutated by her while the photographer tries to rescue her and fights aforementioned mutants. As a whole, the show deals with the soulless nature of society and how much more we value money than people. The bad guy's motivation was solely revenge which made some of his later actions really unjustified.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend it; it would've been better as 13 episodes but instead they made it 24 with 1 recap episode.
Just finished Girl's Last Tour. Cried a little.
Watched Dead Leaves recently. That was a fucking bizarre one, but pretty good at the same time if you ask me.
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Just finished off Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Overall, it's alright series, but it didn't really click for me. With the way the series unfolded, it felt like events and characters were far overdramatic, and it lost much of it's sense of flow and tone when the space-time police shows up half-way through.
It's okay, but could have been handled better
I loved Speed Grapher.
Watched Dai Mahou Touge over the weekend. Surprisingly good OVA mahou shoujo parody starring a cute yet hilariously vile, vengeful protagonist who spends more time assaulting her enemies physically than casting spells at them (apparently her magic is allergic to Gundam). Bonus points for not even bothering to keep a masquerade up; she makes sure everyone knows she's a transfer student from Magic Land from the getgo. Also for status quo letting students be repeatedly injured or killed and the school repeatedly destroyed, only for everything to be fine again by the next half-episode.
As an aside, I now know where that oldass (as far as first seeing it posted on imageboads; 2006 feels like a long time ago now) gif of a potato peeling itself is from.
I just finished Gakusen Toshi Asterisk. The show's plot was fairly paint by numbers, but it sets itself apart from other series by having lots of action and properly using character archetypes as a skeleton to flesh out rather than as a mold (wish they had made the MC less generic while they were at it). The quality of the girls in general was much higher than other harems. Usually, there's a single girl that's light years beyond the competition to the point that I can't fathom why the MC would choose any of the others. Asterisk's girls, on the other hand, are good enough that the best girl won by a country mile rather than the distance between any two given galaxies, and I could see why the MC would choose any of them. The result is a show that was entertaining enough even if you can't call it good.
Pics related. Best girl.
I just watched that a couple weeks ago myself. You're right, it's actually pretty good all things considered, and some of the fights were nicely done. Shortstack samurai was great. Team Loli should have won the festa.
I'm a bit biased though because I actually enjoy battle harems. I think they're fun shows and they make normalfags fuck off from anime.
I just finished Overlord Season 2. I was surprised, because the general reception seemed to be that it was pretty crap, but I thought that it was pretty fun. It certainly wasn't as good as the first season, but it's usually pretty hard to be.
I thought it was dumb. And it didn't need to do much to not be dumb, but it still fell short. They laid out such an expansive world and are taking the most convoluted route to power. I just cant relate to any of the characters at all anymore so it's just a strange show to observe.
I couldn't even finish the first season because all the characters started becoming boring and generic for me in some kind of way.
The one dimensional characters and boring plot lines of each episode drained the fun out of the entire show for me, I was almost able to finish the first season but I lost interest by then and couldnt even bother with the show anymore.
I read a bit of the manga and saw instant improvement compared to the anime I read a few paged of the giant hamster fight, stuff that the anime never bothered to animate, I guess it turns out that it was a low budget shitshow kinda like Golden Kamui.
The Gokicha manga is finished. It is a story about a moe roach who goes to Hokkaido wanting to befriend humans. Unlike her fellow roaches, she is a neat freak.
It has a lot of cute and moe, seasoned with bits of sadness, still, the manga has a hopeful tone. Since it is episodic, it is good for rereading random chapters. Also good if you like to bully lolis.
I think the big main weakeness of season 2 was how disconnected Momonga was from the events of the series. It wasn't until the third episodes that they established that he was the "great one" attacking the lizard people. I assumed it was, but it still didn't confirm it until that late. You barely see any of the main character in the entire season. And after his creative plan of, "kill the shit out of the Lizards to subjugate them" the show continues to not loop us in on anything that he has planned or is going on.
I just finished Hinako Note, a CGDCT show about a spergy girl that moves to the city from the boondocks to get into theatre and work on her social anxiety. When it aired some anons shit on it for having bits of lewd fanservice mixed into the cute antics but I wrote those anons off as faggots.
It wasn't anything special but it was comfy. There is also a loli with huge tits that advises the theatre club.
Eureka 7 was actually a decent coming of age story it feels like Darling in the Franxx was trying to be this.
Eureka 7 is one of the most hardcore examples of "For kids" I've ever seen. It's not a "silly and non-violent" kids show, it's exactly about the things kids go through at that age. I watched that when I was 16 or so and thought it was one of the greatest shows ever. Watch it when you're older, not nearly as much.
It's a good starter.
It's a bit grim innit
No need to cry however lad, the shrooms just haven't found Great Britain yet
I missed it wen it came out, tried watching it last year.
Couldn't really get past ep 3, didn't like it that much. It might be one of those shows that only ressonate well with a certain age group.
Chi-Chan is most definitely British, just look at her helmet and everything. Explains how she was one of the last ones to survive on Earth tbh. Pic unrelated
>Chi-Chan is most definitely British
>Explains how she was one of the last ones to survive on Earth
<Britanistan surviving the apocalypse
Anglo nations will be the last ones to survive to rebuild civilisation from the ashes.
And we're not taking refugees.
Anglos are cucked to death by their own governments, so you're the first ones to go really.
The last ones to survive would probably be the eastern slavs, since they're by nature survivalists. They survived the collapse of USSR, and they'd more than likely to survive worse.
Sorry guys, no civilization manages to survive a colapse. None did, none will. Look at central americans and romans. The current "descendants" hardly hold a grasp of their previous culture and only have a sliver of their genetical heritage.
This is a one-way one-ticked ride. Enjoy while it lasts.
>The last ones to survive would probably be the eastern slavs
The kradgirls are clearly Yugo
Let's look at the facts:
>The names Chito (=Tito) and Yuu(goslavia).
>Chiito was displayed as a Goddess in one of the episodes (Titoist personality cult)
>The girls drive a Kettenkrad (WW2 took place in Yugoslavia and many artifacts were left over)
I just finished Kaiji season 2. Sure, it wasn't as good as the first, but I still enjoyed it a lot. The issue is that they only had two fucking story arcs. The first one was basically paced like the first season, but the Man-Eating Bog lasted way too long. You could have cut out maybe 4 episodes and still covered all the same amount of content with the dramatic timing needed. The really needed to have at least one more story arc.
Just finished watching Martian Successor Nadesico, and it isn't all that good. It has some stuff that works, but all the series' ideas end up being half-baked in execution. There moments spread throughout about the questions of losing people in war, what they're really fighting for, how wars are purposely manipulated to happen, and people just seeking blood and don't want peace, but all of that is never resolved. At the finale of the series, there are only three things that are wrapped which is the protagonist getting over a past trauma, him finally getting together with his waifu, and some line paraphrased as "It's just a show, don't take it so seriously" (Which sort-of upsets me cause it makes wonder if it's the creators' shitty way of negating not only the series but also the fact that the it ends on a terribly where nothing is resolved and it feels like nothing was actually learned). On top of that, the show has a hard time of deciding if it wants to be an action show, a comedy, a drama, or just waifu-bait. The action scenes are the best parts of it, but it's hard to get invested in any other part when feels like events and reactions are randomly placed about half the time. One episode can end with a character going through a mental breakdown, and then proceed to be joking around at the very start of the next. Also, there's the aspect that all of the main characters', as well as the enemies', motivations are all tied to a TV show, and not in a humorous way like Galaxy Quest. Lastly, to finish it all off, it doesn't feel like any of the characters actually mature, in any way.
Overall, Nadesico feels like a trainwreck, that, once you start watching, you have to see it through all the way to the end just to see how bad it could get. And, at the moment I'm debating if it will be worth it to continue by playing The blank of 3years and watching The Prince of Darkness. If you have interest in watching this, I'd advise that you watching something else. Perhaps something like The Irresponsible Captain Tylor.
>"It's just a show, don't take it so seriously"
Really? can you post a webm about that?
I remember buying the dvd set, because SPACESHIPS! MECHS! when i was a wee little lad and liked it, but hated the princess of darkness story, they went full serious business and lets fuck up MC/waifu lives up.
>One episode can end with a character going through a mental breakdown, and then proceed to be joking around at the very start of the next
remember when the main buddy of the MC died and the MC was pretty sad about it, but everyone else was like "eh! to bad i guess", then some faggot from the invading mars fleet died leaving a girl of the crew without a bf and EVERYONE cried for him THE FUCKING TRADEGY! And i think nobody still knows who really killed him and the person that ordered the hit, hell I think they even praises the damn faggot in the movie saying "assassins cant kill him because he just that good"
Didnt play blank of 3 years, but you could just watch the main show and ignore everything else they did after that.
I think they handle the character stories better in Super Robot Wars V
I finished watching Rockman.exe Axess and now I am currently on Rockman.exe Stream. I'm watching all the Rockman.exe anime and movies and then finishing it up with Rockman Starforce.
>remember when the main buddy of the MC died and the MC was pretty sad about it, but everyone else was like "eh! to bad i guess", then some faggot from the invading mars fleet died leaving a girl of the crew without a bf and EVERYONE cried for him THE FUCKING TRADEGY! And i think nobody still knows who really killed him and the person that ordered the hit, hell I think they even praises the damn faggot in the movie saying "assassins cant kill him because he just that good"
There's also the fact that, when arriving on Mars, they wiped out the entire surviving colony (The very same people the ship was suppose to fucking save because that was the entire point of their mission), and then everyone felt sad for an episode. Then, there was also where the admiral sacrificed his life valiantly to cover for the Nadesico while they escaped, and all Yurika cares about immediately after is why Akito was holding Inez's hand. And, then, the fucker shows up in the last episode, out of nowhere, and it turns out that her survived and has been bumming around Mars for the past year.
It is no exaggeration to say that Ruri, Omoikane, Howmei, and Howmei's crew are the only reason to watch it.
fuck, now im starting to remember shit that pissed me off
>new pilot joins nadesico
>first fucking mission
>some mars faggots are attacking
>they keep jumping all over the place
>as in hyperspace or whatever they call them jumps
>she grabs one to stops him jumping
>he stills jumps
>qt girl is death
and if i remember correctly the pilot that killed her was the soon to be mars ambassador, the guy that gets assassinated by his own people, i guess i will take that as divine justice.
>MC's watches some experiments about hyperspace jumps
>some poor faggot dies trying to jump just like the mars faggots
>woman tells him he needs to join the experiments
>do it faggot because lazy reasons!
i dont remember if he accepts or gets the fuck out of there, but i hated that cunt since then. Couldnt they use fucking dogs first? or cats?
I think you missed the point of the show but it is not your fault. Like many before and since it was meant to parody of giant space robot fighting mecha anime. Being poorly translated and localized does not help since the jokes were localized rather than translated and taken as meaning lighten the mood in a silly show rather than reference a past common trope from the genre that just came up in the show. Knowing that it really becomes even more of a trainwreck translated the way it was. It is such a mess the joke that the cook being the hero and the cool character getting killed right away rather than mid show do not even register.
Here's the entire final episode to the entire show to give you guys a glimmer of how bad this shit is. If you want to watch this show, at any point, only do it as a drinking game and take a shot every time someone says "馬鹿".
I'd be willing to understand what you're saying, but the execution of everything else in the show is just such bullshit that the "translation" cannot be the only factor as to why this series isn't any good. And, parodies can only go so far when you're mimicking the very premise of other series. Why do you think The Orville dropped the act after the first episode with all the marketing it had?
>Why do you think The Orville dropped the act after the first episode with all the marketing it had?
Glad to say I have never heard of it so i would not know. I can enjoy Nadesico just fine in jap. It is just a silly parody show that went as far as to make up its own fantasy giant robot show for the show.
Just finished of Ren`ai Boukun, and it was an okay series. Honestly, it does absolutely nothing new (Aside from having it's own spin of the Death Note, which they do fuck all with), but it was a fun bit of trash to just watch and turn my brain off for.
Don't know what else to say about it.
Okay is a fair way to describe it. I think it was more fun during the first handful of episodes when it was pure silliness and went downhill as it attempted to form more of a storyline. It still wasn't bad, I watched it when it was airing.
The best part about it was the OP. KonbanWUG
>I think it was more fun during the first handful of episodes when it was pure silliness and went downhill as it attempted to form more of a storyline.
Near the end of the series, when Guri becomes a demon, it sort of reminded me of the Gurren Lagann highschool spin-off.
woah totally forgot about this show even though I watched it and kind of liked it I suppose. didn't like the whole sadism girl thing and as soon as they tried to introduce a plot the show fell apart
I finally finished Haruhi Suzumiya. It was underwhelming, even the movie. It felt like they were building towards a number of things throughout the series and nothing ever really came of it. It seemed like by the movie Haruhi would come into contact with the Space Entity, the time travelers would go to war with the epsers and Haruhi would find out about her powers use them to either completely alter the world or not change it at all because she's grown to love the world just as it is or something like that, but instead it's just about Yuki wanting to be a normal girl mixed with Back to the Future and that one Twilight Zone episode about the guy who wakes up in a different dimension. And to top it all off, it ends with everything returning to normal, mostly. That's not a bad idea, but it didn't need to be a movie and they certainly didn't need almost three hours full of unnecessary twists and turns to tell that story. It could have been a two part episode in the series. I still liked it, though.
Basic plot is: MC's grandad passed away at 80ish years of age. Turns out her had been fooling around with his maid and had an illegitimate child. Oops. MC is single and in his thirties and takes the kid home, at first temporarily, but it soon becomes a more permanent situation as he gets more attached to her and invests himself more into being a parent.
The TRUE plot is about sacrifices of raising a child. Mainly conciliation between work and family life. MC is a single parent, but the supporting cast is full of different kinds of families. Including the girls mother, who abandoned her child to focus on work.
It's s series both heavy and comfortable to watch. And I'll be heading to read the manga right away.
watched this and would recommend, also make sure you see the surprise ending from the mango. it's very important :^)
> And I'll be heading to read the manga right away.
ok, spoil it for me, what is wrong with it?
I'm being dead serious, if you learn about the manga it'll ruin everything. I'm being 100% serious when I tell you that you DON'T want to fucking know. Don't fucking open this spoiler, don't fucking do it you fucking idiot. He starts fucking Rin once she grows up
Thanks for sparing me, I'm taking both off my backlog
you have that the wrong way around Rin starts fucking mc
>comic just got better
and i though it would have some kind of ntr, silly anon, dont scare me like that.
The anime is still worth it, if you can pretend the manga doesn't happen.
I just rewatched Lucky Star. I know many hate it but I find it comfy.
Lucky Star was a good show despite its rough start. Most of the hate comes from the crowd that uses the phrase "moeshit" unironically and legitimately thinks moe is a genre.
but moe is a genre
consider it an alias for cgdct
you guys weren't joking
It's still a good anime :^(
What's so bad about that?
yeah it's a very sweet show in the classical sense (heartwarming)
if you think about it, it's really the best outcome possible for both parties. most girls have a longing for a (good) father figure; /ourguy/ was essentially a male cake, didn't have any prospects and having a girl around would likely scare away any women that would show up anyways. also worth noting: written by a woman.
>written by a woman.
wasnt there an old story about a guy raising the perfect wife that was also written by a woman?
<You mean the original Japanese harem story about a Chad with a mother complex running around Japan?
A lot of the people who hate it just dropped it somewhere around the first 4 episodes and never gave it a second chance.
Just finished Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu just yesterday. It was pretty good but I get the feeling that some of the story went over my head as its very Japanese. Also finished Sakamoto Desu Ga but was unsatisfied with the ending.
>many hate it
only people who hate sol moeshit hate it, and they do so because it is sol moeshit
but I haven't found an individual who likes the genre that thinks lucky star is bad
might not be their favorite, but far from bad
Just finished off Noir.
It's an okay series, but it feels like the creators were trying to put as much of a "deep" and action-based series together as they could with the lowest budget possible. The premise is that an amnesiac contacts an assassin asking is she would like to go on a "pilgrimage to the past" on order to find out about both of the girl's childhoods and why it is they live the life they live. First two-thirds of the series is one long slog where the writers cannot decide if they want to flesh out the story's unique premise or make Japanese La Femme Nikita, with instances where the story wants to act like it's smart but just results in filler. However, with the final third, it starts gaining a hold of itself and keeping a consistent tone. And, by that time, the story is more about dealing with ancient rituals and prophecies, the girls finding out that they're involved with the Illuminati, and answering questions that the first episode established. As for as the actual quality of the production, you'll be hearing the same three songs repeated in every single episode; and the visuals feel much more like they're establishing shots, keeping the action at much too slow of a pace when it isn't happening off-screen, and leaving too much to the viewers imagination as to how each scene flows together.
As I said, it's an okay series that comes together in the end, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Finished the SAO movie yesterday. I watched it in about 20 minute installments over 3 days since I'm a busy guy just kidding I have a short attention span
The villain's motives were believable as were his henchman's which made it kind of alright; the main fight between kirito and the henchman was kind of dumb because they aren't in full VR - rather they are playing an augmented reality game (like pokemon go for example) and they are wall running and dashing around and strangling people twice their size. If it weren't for the ridiculous powers I might've been able to actually recommend it. There was a lot of singing and idols, most of the boss fights were cgi but some were also hand drawn. Kirito was only sort of insufferable with a bonus of Asuna "two years of semen" bath scene.
sounds within SAO standards
Why are you watching SAO? You like being bullied, don't you?
Completed Ghost Hound recently. The atmosphere, especially the sound design, was top notch but the plot was really underwhelming and the ending just felt too wrapped up.
finally got around to lotgh
i don't think i've ever watched anything like it
should check out classics more often
Just finished Alabaster, and I find this to be a very interesting anecdote Tezuka Osamu has on looking back at his writing of the story. Personally, I thought the story was actually great (While ridiculous in some parts).
I finished watching Basilisk (the first one, not the crappy 2018 sequel season) recently and really, neither Oboro or Gennosuke needed to kill themselves in the end. They could have just said "fuck the clans" and ran off together. Damn shame what they did to that rug.
I looked this up just now, and to an extent, it's Dindunuffin the Manga right now.
Alright, as leftist/nihilistic as this has been so far, it at least gave me this pic.
greeks arent even white anymore
Finally got around watching Bubbegum Crisis (the 80's one)
It's a lot of style over substance, but damn it has style. It pretends to have a plot near the end, but it felt forced to me. You don't have any estabilished villains, and even the MCs are not well developed, but then it starts introducing plot like you're supposed to care about them.
Still, it is fun. I recommend. Now onwards to the 90's series. Supposedly it's a completely different plot, I don't even know if it's directly linked to the 80's series.
based and redpilled
Just finished of watching Zillion and it was an entertaining series to go through. It centers around an elite trio of soldiers who wield a special laser gun (That came from "God") and defend the planet Maris from the invading Nohza forces. Earlier on, the series feels a bit more like a light "war drama", but it pushes more on becoming a "villain/incident of the week" show the further on it gets (Until the final episode). The animation for the show is also good and pretty to look at, however, the final episode just blows everything away (Probably in a case of "Blowing the rest of the budget").
As far as gripes, most of it has to do with the characters. The story (And many of the episodes) centers around the "leader" of the group, JJ, and it feels like he character doesn't progress in any regard. He starts the series as an immature dolt, and ends it the same way. Meanwhile, the rest of the characters (Which even includes the secretary and the "robot mascot") all received deeper characterization. Well, all the characters except the girl of the group. Her presence feels like she's only there to play the part as the "required" girl, and I would have really liked to see the show to have at least given her some amount of attention.
Overall, I do say it's worth watching.
Why does a different image appear in your thumbnail? It is one that I have already seen several times.
It is not the same as the previous seasons but the parts about time travel are pleasant.
Just finished off Akiba's Trip: The Animation, and it was a fun series to watch. Don't know what else to say on it except that it is good and that I'd recommend it.
I second this, anyone who isn't a nigger should watch this.
Just finished watching the Ninja Resurrection, and it's a beautiful thing to watch. The animation is excellent, the tone and style of the story sucks you right in, and it does leave you wanting more.
Too bad this is only a two parter with a third episode that was never made.
What's even worse is reading up on how ADV apparently made this become one of the most infamous OVAs ever released in the West due to their deceptive marketing: https://infogalactic.com/info/Ninja_Resurrection
>In 1998 ADV Films' decision to release Makai Tensho as Ninja Resurrection caused a wave of confusion among anime fans. First, the animated film ended in a cliffhanger and was never finished after only two episodes were completed. Second and more importantly, most viewers left they were led to believe that this was a sequel to Ninja Scroll, as both titles featured a main character named Jubei, similar design and animative style and even the title logo was given a design similar to that of the latter. Critics saw this as ADV's attempt to capitalize on Ninja Scroll's popularity at the time which had taken American audiences by storm with the exposure assistance from MTV's animated tv series Liquid Television. Ninja Resurrection's interesting storyline and character development, violent action horror-gore, and episode cliffhangers, left dvd audiences wanting more, that would never come as no further episodes were released. While Ninja Resurrection sold well in the U.S., the deceptive marketing gave it one of the worst reputations in American anime fandom.
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I finished New Game recently along with Blend S. I would tell anyone to watch these if you like cute girls doing cute things but also with new twists to them and want something original for once. Both are really solid and do have its moments.
>Too bad this is only a two parter with a third episode that was never made.
I hate when that happens. This was something similar but even worse in Tokko. Looking back it was sort of cringy but at the time it was really interesting. The deep issue is that it ended on a cliffhanger that would restart over to collect 78 puzzle pieces or whatever and it never continued beyond that. I am starting to think this is why lately Anime does not show until the Manga goes up to a certain point or has a high chance of continuing.
It's the perfect blend of high-school atmosphere and work environment, since it's a newly graduate's first job. Seconding the recomendation.
Felt a little bit more formulaic to me, but still pretty good
Finished off watching all of the Macross Zero OVA, and I feel very jaded over the entire thing. It's a beautiful series to watch, beautifully animated, some of the best CGI you'll see in anime, the music is top great with bring the series together, and the story does have an emotional pull to it all. However, the end result is that it all ends up feeling so shallow. I don't know what other way to phrase it. For all the drama, fighting, violence, and destruction on display, it all wraps up with some slapped together message of "love conquers all" and "war is evil" which makes me think that the writers had to rush to finish everything off with the fifth episode. If you allow me to be a little bit mean, Macross Zero is a "remake" of Princess Mononoke, which was a film that I actually didn't care for.
Also, I don't think this actually adds anything to Macross series, so that brings up the question of why did this need to exist? However, all I've seen of Macross is what was translated into Robotech, so I may have missed out on something "deeper".