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Definitively better than the other sengoku show I watched this season. I wish the manga was translated.
Finally, someone asks the question we've all been thinking.
Right, I've forgotten. Mountain Lolis season 2 is 24 episodes long.
Very surprised at how decent Tokyo Ghoul turned out. I thought it would be my least favorite but it just kept getting better.Did Tokyo ESP ever get out of its slump? After the first episode it really went down hill.
Start of the next season is just over a month away, so it's time for a new thread.EYEPATCHES, ROLLERSHOES, & DELUSIONS AHOY, MOTHERFUCKERS
My reaction during most of Inari OVA.
With her voice, she keeps reminding me of Chiaki Nanami.
>>49651D-Frag is really fun once it gets going. All the girls are great.
>>49655I decided to drop it after episode 2. The humor just didn't click with me. Is it really worth continuing?
>>49657if you were put off to the point you dropped the show before 3 eps, chances are it's not a show you would enjoy watching regardlessBut, it does get a bit better; still the same type of humor, but more characters and different interactions.
Old thread is dyin'
>>49668One of the last big no-nos. I would've been throwing children all day at walls/cars/soldiers/helicopters/tanks/other children in Prototype. Anyway, this looks like a game I'm gonna buy at day one.
Anyone else getting the NA version of Freedom Wars?
I've been playing VC on and off for a few days for the first time. It's pretty nice. Only up to chapter 7 but already my terrible strategic sense is making things difficult.
>>49668I really have the feeling that this game could become something really fun. From the trailer I can gather that this'll be some kind of highscore shooting game and will thus have tons of potentail. Actually, I'm so excited that I don't know what to expect or what I'd like to see.
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Dunno about you, guys, but the new Code Geass series looks super interesting.
I don't look very interesting at all I'm afraid
>>49342looks super interesting, indeed.But Akito the exiled isn't even a completed series... it's a bad idea to have the next one ready when improving the current should be the priority.
The character designs look like they have above average potential for lewd books drawn by island dwellersBut nothing too special compared to series like another
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-05/jojo-bizarre-adventure-gets-tv-anime-in-october-and-gameWe live in a glorious time, my friends
I can't remember; was there this much censorship in parts 1 and 2? Because this is getting a little out of hand. I know they have to keep it to a modest level, but it's on after midnight, isn't it?
>>48936Yes, there was. I think Battle Tendency was a bit less gory maybe, or at least had fewer fights.
>>48937I remember they censored the scene with Mark, but that's as far as I can remember. When Lisa Lisa got hit by Cars they didn't censor that, did they?
>>48944That wasn't straight up gore though, although I don't really remember if they censored it or not.
So I had a thought, in Part 3, the goal was to save Holy by defeating DIO and retroactively removing her Stand, right? So how come Star Platinum, Hermit Purple, and Crazy Diamond (and maybe DIO's sons, but I can't remember if theirs was from Pucci's discs) exist in Part 4 onwards? I'm almost certain they weren't pierced by the arrow. And I can't remember if we ever see Holy ever again or if we even got any confirmation that she got better, so did she died?
Well, here we are again. Looking forward to Chihayafuru s2, but nothing else looks particularly interesting. Not that Fall 2012 is an easy to follow anyway.What are you looking forward to, /bun/?
>>45371Yeah, I've never really cared for short anime, but there are some really interesting ones among the trash. I think it's the short format that allows Gdgd to shine. The show actually bombs frequently, but it only dwells for a couple seconds on each gag before it moves on to the next one. The way it used referential humor also surprised me. I've always looked at reference jokes as very lazy comedy, but Gdgd fairies use them in an incredibly creative way. My favourite thing about the show though, is how unpredictable it is. While there are specific 'corners' to the show, similar to a Japanese variety show, you never know what you're going to get with each episode and I wish the anime industry would do more stuff like this, instead of cranking out shameless 4koma adaptions. By the way, after I finished Gdgd fairies I checked around if there were any shows similar to it, and I found two more.Straight Title Robot Anime is partially ad-libbed in a way similar to Gdgd Fairies, but I honestly found it kinda boring. Peeping Life is a series of completely ad-libbed sketches. The sketches are a lot slower, longer and much more grounded in reality than Gdgd, but I thought it was pretty funny.
>>45380There are good and bad short shows, but I always feel good when watching them because amateur studios seem to have fresh ideas and style. Ai Mai Mi, Teekyuu, Boku no Imouto wa Osaka-okan, Senyuu. are all pretty fresh, although probably not for everyone.
>>45383I thought Teekyuu was great, Osaka-momma and Mangirl were horribad (though their titles make them sound kinda cool) and I also watched Ishida and Asakura and it was absolute shit. I've yet to watch Senyuu.Imo, there's a much larger fluctuation in quality for short shows, and also a lower good to bad ratio, but on the flipside, each episode lasts from 30 seconds to 10 minutes so it's not like you're committing to anything.
>>45298Finished watching both seasons of this last week and I need more.
>>45592Then rejoice, my brother.http://moca-news.net/article/20140502/201405021800a/01/
At my college/university we have an anime club. I was a member for a while. The last thing I'll say about that is quality is cyclical like an economic boom and bust cycle.The adviser however formed a separate discussion group[whose name won't be divulged as I'd prefer to be as anon as possible] with the purpose of discussing the anime we watched in depth.I'd like for us to try something like that on /bun/ because I think it would be interesting (maybe archive worthy) and because I'm lonely having no one to have long anime discussions with.Just to clear this up,this isn't the place for one liners.At he very least give a thorough explanation why you feel the way you do.It can be a single anime or a body of work.To start us off:>Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki I enjoy the films of Miyazaki and don't feel like critics of film give him due recognition because his chosen medium is animation.That said, If I had to pick one word to describe Miyazaki,it would be style.His technical skill in animation is phenomenal.The level of detail he brings to every frame is incredible.Examples I can think of are the city streets from Howl's Moving Castle and the bathhouse floor from Spirited away.His creativity also seems to stem from his style.Howl's Castle is by far the best example as he far exceeded the original novel. In the novel Howl's Castle is described as being made of huge charcoal stones held together by magic. Miyazaki turns Howl's Castle into a whimsical character with odd tendencies all it's own that over the film give the castle an identity.He also makes it more visually appealing using materials such as wood and brass suggesting a life of moderate comfort in the unbounded freedom the castle provides.
>>49049 >MSG isn't in any way entry level. The animation aged badly and the franchise is far too big for anyone who isn't already into robots, nevermind not already being into anime. I'll concede the franchise being large, although I think it's worth watching 79 even without the intent to watch further parts. However, I have a pretty big problem with saying that the animation aged badly (other than that I disagree). The human eye has not evolved so much since then. People just like you and me could watch old animation and enjoy it in the past, and they can do the same now, provided they are the sort of people who would enjoy it. I don't think it's important to watch old stuff just because it's old, like trying to watch the original Astro Boy or something, but there are old anime that people should watch if they are at all interested in anime.>As for Yamato, it has a shorter (and prettier, some would say) remake, so...Space Battleship Yamato (1974) was 26 episodes. Space Battleship 2199 (2012) adapted this original first season and was 26 episodes and a movie. I may be missing something, but I'm not sure what to place after that ellipsis.>If you really want to show older animation for newcomers, it'd be better to start with OVAs I think. I can agree with you here that OVAs are a good into anime in general, but there aren't really many OVAs before the mid-eighties.
>>49058>recycled animation out the ass>every motion is either slow, frame-moved or drawn as a blur to compensateLook, there's a lot to 79 that was really evolutionary for its time (and the gimmick with the name is really fun too), but none of it was in the animations. It becomes especially painful if you compare the original TV run to something like CCA/0080/83/8th MS where they had a much bigger budget. It's obviously not a fair comparison to compare OVAs to 52 episode TV series, but that doesn't make watching 79 any more pleasant on the eye.
>>49058>The human eye has not evolved so much since then.But the average human's brain has adapted to better animation since then. You could use that argument for special effects in movies and realize how ridiculous the notion is: Just because our eyes haven't physically changed doesn't make King Kong (1933) or Godzilla (1954) any less unconvincing to modern viewers. We've grown used to distinguishing good special effects from bad special effects, and as such cannot look at them the same way their original audiences did.
>>49063It's not surprising that an argument someone made for one thing falls apart when applied to something different.
>>49091I don't think the example is so far from Gundam's problem. Look at the post above that one. 0079's animation is most certainly not one of its strong points, and while newcomers to anime might not be sakugafags or even really care about animation quality on a conscious level, it's still bad enough they're probably going to go "wow this looks old". Not because of the designs, which do look aged (but not in a negative way, like how a lot of late 90s/early 2000s shows do, looking at you Saber Marionette J), but because of how cheap the animation looks at times.There are better parts in this franchise for an anime newcomer to start, but I really dislike the idea of not watching Gundam chronologically.
Do you niggas here watch some manly toku?
>>47564What I'd like to know is is it splattered all over with Urobuchi?
>>47563Thank you! I think I'll go with Kuuga, as a lot of people recommend that.
>>47574So far I haven't noticed too many of his mannerisms, I mean they just only now introduced a gun using character but it's only 5 episodes in.
This villain is just the silliest!
But he's pre~tty good! Also, I hope there are less RE4 like monsters (as in episode 2), and more guys in suits, because those fights are the best.
>>0 stole the precious thing!
This thread wasn't [FUN] at all!
What a shitty thread.
Now to sit back and wait for posts to be deleted.
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>>48614Doesn't surprise me. The show went bonkers in the end.
>>48620What? The ending was great. I thought the problem was that it took too long to get the plot going.I wish they would've dropped the school treasure hunt episodes and finished conquering the world instead.
>>48621My problem is that the show couldn't decide on a consistent tone. Like I already said in the Winter 2013 thread.>It's a good thing they serious'd it up but they could have paced it better. It's like they flipped a switch from funny slapfights and hijinks to gritty, no-holds-barred combat.Did they at least go through with Odins betrayal, their flashback melodrama and characters dying? No, instead we go back again, surprise marriage between enemies, have doofus knock down armed troops with a flyswatter through their helmets and we forgive Gasmask#2 for his treason. But worry not, he didn't escape unscathed. He doesn't get dinner for a week as punishment. How funny!
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