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1939994 No.36581  
New general anime thread for the Autumn season.
>> No.36627  
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Can't wait for Guilty Crown.

http://www.guilty-crown.jp/gallery/movie/#trailer_2
>> No.36629  
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Just watched the first episode of the second season of Working!!

Now with x10 the small and cute things.
>> No.36630  
>>36629
that's a preview, right?
>> No.36635  
I'm only planning on Ika 2 and the rest of IM@S, but I always wind up picking more up anyway
>> No.36636  
>>36630
Pre-air episode, missing OP/ED and some BGM.
>> No.36637  
>>36636
Oh I see. Thanks
>> No.36640  
File: [Ayako-Himatsubushi]_Working`!!_-_01_[PREAIR][720p][6C8E1687].mkv_snapshot_14.29_[2011.09.09_18.12.10].jpg -(110.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Ayako, so good.

First episode was nice, I can't wait for more.
>> No.36641  
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>>36640
Ayako, so good, pt 2.
>> No.36644  
Only planning on Gundam AGE, Fate/Zero, Kimi to Boku, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Shana, and possibly C3 (mostly for the director).
>> No.36690  
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Horizon because Horizon.

Also new Last Exile!!
>> No.36725  
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The only shows I'm sure I'll watch is Last Exile and the obligatory Fate/Zero.

Does anyone know when the new Last Exile takes place? Dio will supposedly make an appearance, so at least it takes place in the same world. I hope Alex Row will show up, he's so manly and sexy.
>> No.36745  
>>36725

There is only one true Dio!
>> No.36762  
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>>36745
You're right.
R.I.P.
>> No.36763  
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I can only hope they will finally kill off Bal Masque.
>> No.36765  
Definitely:

-Guilty Crown
-UN-GO
-Persona 4 (Never played a Persona game either, but I want to see what all the hype is about. A few friends who don't watch anime have told me they enjoyed P4 the game.)
-Lupin III
-Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam (Didn't see the original, but it came highly recommended from a friend.)
-Mirai Nikki

Maybe:

-Fate/Zero
-Working'!!
-Tamayura
-Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
>> No.36767  
boku wa tomodachi
majikoi
shana s3
f/z
ika 2
working 2
>> No.36860  
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Ika S2 started out terribly. Director change is going to hurt us.
>> No.36862  
>>36860
At least they got rid of that cutebomb OP for something bland and generic.
>> No.36871  
yeah Ika 2 doesn't seem as good as 1 so far. She also acts like she's older or something
>> No.36879  
>>36860
>>36871
So why don't you read the manga instead of watching the inferior anime adaption and complaining?
>> No.36880  
>>36879

The anime is almost an exact adaptation of the manga
>> No.36882  
>>36862
Are you saying that like it's something good? That was the first step to failure.
>> No.36884  
>>36880
Ok? So it it still isn't as good, even if it's close. Which means people are watching the inferior version and have the gall to complain about dumb shit like directors and tone of show when the original, better version lays on the internets right there for them.
>> No.36886  
Anime adaptations of comedy manga are always better than the source material. No exceptions.
>> No.36887  
>>36886
10/10
You sir, are a master troll.
>> No.36888  
>>36887
Whatever helps you sleep at night.
>> No.36890  
>>36886

Cromartie? Azumanga? Reborn?
>> No.36892  
Looking forward to Guilty Crown. A lot. Looks fucking excellent. My other six will be:

Mirai Nikki
Fate/Zero
Ika Musume
Boku wa Tomodachi
C3
Mashiro-iro

I'll prolly be downloading shit like Working, Majikoi, Lupin and Shana to powerview at some point during the season.
>> No.36897  
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>>36879
But I do? And for the record, S1 was easily better than the manga.

>>36884
>dumb shit like directors and tone of show
Fuck that dumb shit alright, despite being two of the most important aspects of a show.

>>36886
Oh, come on. Comedies have less of a plot so they tend to get barely better adaptations but the ratio is still damn bad. Even the most passionate Akamatsu hater would acknowledge the Negima anime is an insult to the source.
>> No.36904  
>>36897
>And for the record, S1 was easily better than the manga.
No, it wasn't. I stopped watching S1 because it was so mediocre. But then a couple weeks after I picked up the manga and it was actually a funny read. Anime adaptations are NEVER better than the source material, unless they change so much shit that they might as well be original creations.
>> No.36906  
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>>36904
>Anime adaptations are NEVER better than the source material, unless they change so much shit that they might as well be original creations.
He Is My Master fan here. Although I like both the manga and the anime, I have to say the anime is definitely superior to the manga, and other than the last three episodes practically nothing is changed from the manga, just a lot of things were added.
>> No.36907  
>>36904
It's kinda ridiculous saying that right after Nichijou ended, considering it takes a couple of shits on the source. Nothing important changed, just the show benefiting from the great production values. The result is much more dynamic and appealing than the original, by all means better.
>> No.36908  
>>36907
Nichijou is shit regardless of the medium it's presented in.

The people that think anime adaptations are better, are people with ADHD or severe autism or something. They need constant moving pictures and sounds and shit.

>>36906
>the anime is definitely superior to the manga...a lot of things were added.
So basically the reason you think it's better is because of all the filler they added. That's cool. But you can't really fault the manga for only being 5 volumes long. And let's be honest. He Is My Master is a horrible series in both manga and anime.
>> No.36909  
>>36908
...Are you the kind of guy who thinks that all movie adaptions are worse than the books that they're based on? I have no personal opinion on the matter, as adaption quality is certainly not uniform across the board, but I feel that it's a bit shallow to compare two different mediums that, by their definitions, are meant to be experienced differently and will portray the same story in different ways.

>They need constant moving pictures and sounds and shit.
I'm not sure what you're trying to argue here. This is pretty much the entire point of an animated adaption.
>> No.36910  
>>36909
I think what he's trying to argue here is 'if you disagree with me you are a retard and therefore wrong by default'. As such, I will cease further discussion on this subject. After all, I have ADHD and severe autism, therefore my inferior opinion crumbles into nothingness compared to his perfect tastes.
>> No.36911  
>>36910
Oh, I didn't know you actually had ADHD and autism. Sorry if I offended you...

>>36909
>all movie adaptions are worse than the books that they're based on?

I don't watch that many movies, but that is generally true as well. If the movie is not being original, the it is just an inferior copy of the source material. Many movies take a lot of liberties with books though (after all a movie is 2 hours long and a book is, well, quite a bit longer) so they are rarely faithful adaptations.

Anime on the other hand is a bit different. An anime retelling of the same gags, like Ika Musume, isn't that interesting and there is no point in watching it.
>> No.36913  
>>36911
Adaptations are never a copy, no matter how faithful they are. Even adaptations like Monster, a show you can literally compare to the original source panel to panel and find the exact same scenes, have an essence of their own, given by the work of the staff. The effort put in music, animation, voice acting, script writing and direction shows in the final product. It might lead to bad or good results, but the point is those factors exist. How can you call something with so many agents unavailable in the comic medium a mere "inferior copy"?
>> No.36915  
Probably only going to watch Persona 4, Mirai Nikki, Lupin and/or Guilty Crown.
>> No.36925  
>>36908
I see. Kaiji (or any FKMT work for the matter), must be worse than the original as well. Just because they are adaptations. Yep.
>> No.36930  
>>36913
If it literally has the same scenes, isn't the only difference the audio and animation?
And if the audio and animation don't match up to what you may have imagined while you read the original, isn't it an inferior copy?

The most faithful adaptation in the world will probably not be any match for your imagination, so I understand where the guy you were replying to was coming from. Personally, though, I dislike more unfaithful adaptations. Generally the original writer knew what he was doing and the anime-original writer has no clue, and the result is lousy filler or an ending copy and pasted from another show or what have you.

That's not to say that there aren't good adaptations, both faithful and unfaithful, but those obviously require more effort than the average studio is willing to put into a children's cartoon.
>> No.36931  
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Kara no Kyoukai. Now let's stop this ridiculous discussion, >>36930 isn't going to agree no matter how many clearly superior adaptations you point out.
>> No.36932  
>>36913
You make it sound far more complex than it is. Ika Musume is just the same gags as the manga, only animated. Big whoop. There is literally no reason to watch the same jokes and squid puns that you've already read, and getting excited for another season of that, or being disappointed by stupid things like the OP or change it director is so silly, because you can literally read the EXACT same jokes in the manga form where there will be no change in style or anything.

It's not like there is any kind of plot, or drama, or deeper emotional stuff going on that may be benefited by voice acting and music and stuff. Comedy 1:1 anime is always inferior to the source material, and complaining about the anime adaptation is retarded.
>> No.36933  
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>>36932
First of all, no one complains about staff changes without a real impact on a show. Working (which by the way, is another comedy series improved by the anime adaptation) just changed pretty much everyone for the second season and the first episode was, if anything, too similar to the previous stuff. The problem here was that Ika S2 so far lacks any sort of direction, rather than the person per se changing.
But of course, who cares about that stuff considering it's just the same that was already published in manga form! As if a comedy could benefit from good voice acting or dynamic visuals to better deliver the jokes! Thanks for explaining us all we were wrong.
>> No.36934  
>>36931
I (>>36930) only made one post in this thread, that very one. And I guess you didn't read it.
>> No.36935  
>>36933
>As if a comedy could benefit from good voice acting or dynamic visuals to better deliver the jokes!
Er maybe depending on the jokes. The jokes in Ika Musume though aren't really any funnier just because they have dynamic (what?) visuals or voice acting. They are not the type of jokes to benefit from those sorts of thing. The only reason one would want to watch the anime over the manga is to stare at Ika Musume all day, when that is not the purpose.

>The problem here was that Ika S2 so far lacks any sort of direction
What kind of direction do you need when the show is just self contained joke after joke? How can it really suffer that much from a change in director? What is he not directing properly, the delivery of the puns? It's not like there is a plot or anything he has to worry about.
>> No.36938  
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Definitely Watching
- Guilty Crown: redjuice and Production I.G., that is all.
- Fate/Zero: ufotable x Type-Moon, what could possibly go wrong?
- Working!! S2: fuck yes! The pre-air episode was great.
- Mashiro-iro Symphony: Manglobe and harem.

Might Watch
- Chihayafuru
- UN-GO
- Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
- Maken-Ki!
- Tamayura ~hitotose~
- Lupin the 3rd
- C^3
- Ben-to!
- Persona4, BokuTomo, Mirai Nikki & Majikoi: would have gone in "Definitely Watching" category had I completed the source material.

God damn, I have over half of the airing anime there, including "Might Watch"
>> No.36946  
>>36938
Type moon and ufotable is a recipe for disaster. Type moon for obious reasons, but ufotable is the same studio that created Coyote Ragtime Show
>> No.36947  
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SO EXCITING
>> No.36949  
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>>36946
>Type moon and ufotable is a recipe for disaster.
ufotable just outdone everything DEEN did for the type-moon franchise in 47minutes.
>> No.36950  
>>36949
You say that like it was a real challenge.
>> No.36951  
>>36949
What? It looked even worse than the Fate TV series, nevermind the UBW movie. Any time a character wasn't in the front of the frame he looked like shit. Backgrounds looked good, but they avoided animation whenever possible. The scene were they were walking around in circles was annoying as fuck. I'm told that's what happened in the novels, so I can forgive them a little bit, but there has to be a better way to handle it. Normally the first episode has good animation to lure people in but this was downright bad. Also
>> No.36952  
>>36951
What's up, cat got your tongue?
>> No.36954  
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Am I cute?
>> No.36955  
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Wow, they didn't even try to be subtle with spoilers in Fate/Zero, did they? I feel sorry for all the anime-only watchers, getting f/sn spoiled before they got a chance to read it.

The entire thing also seemed pretty impossible to follow without having read all of f/sn beforehand.
>> No.36956  
>>36955
Those people exist?
>> No.36957  
>>36956
Yeah. They're called the majority of the people watching this.
>> No.36958  
>>36957
>>36956
Wow, what timing. I'm not >>36955 by the way.
>> No.36959  
>>36955
Are you really complaining about spoilers in a prequel?
>> No.36965  
>>36957
[citation required]
>> No.36966  
>>36965
Hello I have never played a typemoon vn and the only thing I know about fate/stay night, and tsukihime is a few characters names.I suppose have never really been interested in both of them, and I won't watch the anime because I wouldn't know what is going on.
>> No.36967  
>>36952
Nah, didn't realize I left that trailing "Also" there.

I was probably going to comment that ufotable will just cover up their bad animation with ugly CG and bloom layers coughknkcough.
>> No.36968  
>>36949
They had already done that with KnK.
>> No.36969  
So about 10-bit. I updated my CCCP and MPC (64bit) and I still get blocky video. Is there anything else I need to update or any settings I need to change? This is the second time I've tried getting 10-bit to work without any luck.
>> No.36970  
>>36969
Is there anything like CoreAVC getting in the way?
You could also try resetting all settings (CCCP's config thing) to see if it works.
>> No.36971  
>>36969
>>36970
Use either coreavc, ffdshow or the LAV decoder.
Pick1 and not all 3 of them.
Basically you only MPC+1decoder of your choice.
I am not sure what CCCP uses.
>> No.36972  
>>36966
Congratulations to you I guess?
>> No.36973  
>>36965
Those of us who still interact with low power level anime fans know that a lot of them are also hyped for the Fate/zero anime, despite having only watched the f/sn anime and UBW.
>> No.36978  
So about 10 bit...
Anyone have any tips for better playback in 64-bit linux?
Mplayer should be able to handle it and so should my GPU, but the web hasn't turned up much.
Maybe I'll fiddle with it for a few more hours.
>> No.36979  
>Anyone have any tips for better playback in 64-bit linux?
Install Windows?
>> No.36980  
>>36979
How about not?
>> No.36981  
>>36979

WINE + CCCP should do it
>> No.36982  
>>36978

I can't get Media Player Classic to work with Wine. Any tips?
>> No.36983  
>>36982

try CoreAVC, or one of the other *nix open source players. As long as they have the capacity to connect to the haali/FF decoder, you should be able to set up the player to work with CCP's codec pack, though you may have to jump through a hoop or two.

You can always partition tinyXP and then use CCCP from there, if all else fails and you're really desperate.
>> No.36984  
>>36978
Mplayer2 should support it without much issues, or so I heard.
>> No.36987  
>>36984
Yep, it's what I use.
>> No.36997  
>>36978
download the latest package of mplayer straight from their website/app kits.
The ones included elsewhere is outdated (as I found out the hard way)
>> No.37012  
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I've watched the first episodes of about half of the shows that I wanted to watch or check out.

Firstly a short impression of my current favourite among the shows. Tamayura ~hitotose~: as I haven't watched the OVA series, I don't know if this is an improvement or not, but I really like it. The music is calming, and with the pastel tone colouring the animation style used, they create a really nice atmosphere together. It was also a pleasant surprise hearing Hazuki Erino's voice. I'm most definitely watching the rest of this show.

And here's the ones I've watched in order of enjoyment.

Tamayura = Working s2 > Fate/Zero > BokuTomo > Majikoi >= Mashiroiro Symphony = Persona 4 = Kyouaisenjouno Horizon = C^3

So far, none of the shows were bad enough for me to drop right away. Hooray!


>> No.37018  
>>37012
You should have watched the OVA first. Bring a tears to me eyes when I found out how she got the ticket and camera pouch.
>> No.37030  
Just finished the first episode of Shana III. My mind is full of fuck.
>> No.37032  
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Time to fap
>> No.37036  
Is bokutomo any good? I'm trying to cut back on the number of anime i watch this season because I have other things I need to do, but I hate catching up on already aired anime
>> No.37037  
>>37036
I loved the first episode.
>> No.37039  
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Fate/zero just got awesome.
>> No.37049  
>>37036
Just a normal harem anime with your usual archetypes where the MC has no boyfriends and join a club to make only girlfriends.
You got your childhood friend, big tits blonde school idol, kuroneko clone, desu eyes, loli nun, a genius inventor and you watch them as they enjoy your their high school life playing eroge, monhan, beach episode, onsen episode and eating nabe together.
>> No.37050  
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I had goosebumps from beginning to end. Splendid!

I'm afraid I'm going to go mad and buy the BDs or something.
>> No.37051  
>>37050
I was pretty impressed with this
reminded me of when I watched a whole playthrough of the game on the internets
>> No.37055  
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I usually bitch at game adaptations because they're always inferior, but this first episode was great. I never played very far (started at high difficulty expecting to be challenged in a strategy way but it turned out to only mean 'more grinding', and it still remains easy as fuck until after a couple hours a boss two-turn kills your entire party), but I think that in this case I might just watch the anime instead of playing the game.
>> No.37057  
>>37051>>37055

I'm so glad other people like it as much as me! ;_;
I was afraid people were going to shit on it. Does anyone else like how they kept the English game's text in the subs? I was laughing like a madman all the time, especially during the Moronoka scene.
>> No.37058  
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Anyone else enjoy Chihayafuru as much as I did? It doesn't seem to be garnering a lot of attention, but it was my favorite first episode of the season so far.
>> No.37060  
>>37058
I sure did. Probably the one I liked the most so far along HxH 2011.
>> No.37064  
>>37018
I heard that the OVA felt "rushed" because the studio had only 4 episodes to work with. I suppose I'll check it out though.

>>37058
I enjoyed watching it. I'd place it between Mashiroiro and Bokutomo.
>> No.37086  
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Mirai Nikki, anyone? Most of the first episode was from the short OVA, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
>> No.37087  
You may also refer to 'bokutomo' as 'haganai' for short, in case anyone cares. The author of the novels coined this short form, and it shows up numerous times this way in the episode.
>> No.37088  
>>37086

It's out? I have to watch it. Was the ED any good?
>> No.37095  
Man, Mirai Nikki looked like shit, I don't like Yukiteru's voice, and Norio Wakamoto is made of shit CGI, but I still like it. I think it's due to Yuno and Deus, at least for the most part.
>> No.37102  
>>37086
Liked it a lot, definitely going to watch it through. Also yeah, shit CGI, but still.
>> No.37103  
>>37087
Where does that short form come from though?
>> No.37104  
>>37103
I think it's
友達ない
>> No.37105  
>>37104
Shouldn't it be waganai then?
>> No.37106  
>>37105
はisn't used as a particle in はがない.
>> No.37107  
>>37086
I had no plans to watch it and
>Most of the first episode was from the short OVA
only further discourages me.

>>37105
The Japanese oftentimes romanize は as ha even when its acting as a particle. Even Haganai's (might as well try it out) OP does it.
>> No.37108  
>>37106
But it is in the full title. What a silly abbreviation!
>> No.37109  
>>37086
I really enjoyed the manga for the most part and this seems like an OK adaptation. I'm just dreading the clusterfuck ending.
>> No.37110  
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>>37107
To be honest, as someone not having read the manga, the episode didn't feel anything like the OVA to me. The only similar thing was that both the OVA and the episode were mainly about the protagonist realizing that the future is appearing on his cell phone. Ep1 was tons better though, as the future diary was explained a bit and they actually do stuff with the information.
>> No.37111  
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This show is such a nice surprise! I only started watching it because I love the josei style, but I can't wait to watch the next episode now.
>> No.37113  
>>37111
It's kind of irritating that everyone around Chihaya and Arata is a massive dick, though. I hope Taichi gets some sense slapped into him.
>> No.37116  
>>37113
I dunno, the way they act seems like a typical primary school behaviour. If my 6 years of experience in Korean primary school resembles that of the Japanese counterpart.
>> No.37120  
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Worst anime of the decade
It's nothing more than shitty moe moe harem fanservice fighting shounen SHIT
>> No.37123  
>>37120
Is it worse than Hidan no Aria? If it is, I may watch it.
>> No.37124  
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Less than 12 hours until Guilty Crown airs. I'm so excited!
>> No.37132  
Finally got around to watching the first two Fate/Zero episodes. So damn good.
>> No.37133  
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>>37120
No kidding. Somebody told me to watch it because it was apparently so good and the light novels are great etc. And then I go to watch it and it's just boob monsters all show with absolutely nothing interesting going on.

>>37132
Yea, it's pretty good so far. I rewatched FSN on nicovideo in preparation. I hope the master of Caster bites the dust soon though, I really don't like him.
>> No.37135  
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Guilty Crown first episode had great animation where necessary, and I love the art style and the character design. A minor gripe is that the protagonist's "I-will-do-something-about-it-this-time" attitude felt awkward.
I hope that songs play a significant role in this show as it does in Macross series, because I am absolutely okay with hearing more of Kayano Ai's beautiful singing: in fact, the OP is my favourite of the season.

>>37133
ಠ_ಠ
Stop that.
>> No.37136  
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>>37135
Yea, just finished watching Guilty Crown too. A little disappointed to be honest though. Reaching inside girls body's to get weapons? Really? Sure is a setup for fanservice and numerous girls. Not to mention all the closeups of the one girl's chest and her lewd clothes. Oh well. Still infinitely better than a show like Horizon.

Also, the protagonist is a little... I'm not sure how to describe it. Pathetic/retarded I guess. Like here, the girl gets taken away and he just lies down and cries. What the heck?

Also liking Persona 4 so far. Can't wait till the PSV port of it.
>> No.37138  
>>37133
Alright, I think this is the third time I've warned you about doing that. Next time I see it there will be bans.
>> No.37142  
>>37120
>fanservice fighting shounen SHIT

oh yeah that doesn't apply to anything else this season at all.
>> No.37144  
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>>37142
Please do not tell me you are trying to defend that show. There is fanservice and then there is Horizon. If fanservice were a genre in and of itself, that's what that show would be. There is literally no reason to watch it unless you want to see boobs jumping around all the time. Which at that point, you may as well just switch to porn.
>> No.37145  
>>37144
So far I like a few of the characters and the whole humanity falling from grace storyline. I don't see it being any different than Fate/Zero, since both are about the characters and the action scenes.

To be honest people (specially Westerners) tend to flip out whenever they see cartoon boobies on their screen, and it gets tiring to see people mention that ad infinitum. I guess you could say "but there are no huge tits in Fate/Zero!" but that itself is based off a Japanese eroge which includes female King Arthur taking it up the ass from a Japanese high schooler, so who cares.
>> No.37148  
>>37145
The difference is the selling point of Horizon is the fanservice, lewd scenes, etc. The selling point of F/Z is the storyline, action, characters, etc.

>but that itself is based off a Japanese eroge
Except Fate/Zero is not based off an eroge it is based off a light novel so really I don't understand what kind of point you are trying to make.
>> No.37150  
>>37120
And that's why I love it.
>> No.37151  
After watching Guilty Crown all I could think was that I'd rather watch Code Geass.
>> No.37153  
>>37133
I actually dislike that Waver-faggot a lot more than the batshit master of Caster.
>> No.37154  
>>37153
Yea he is pretty annoying too. But Caster's master, killing people, I just can't get behind that.
>> No.37155  
I agree, both Waver and that homicidal maniac tick me off.
>> No.37162  
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>>37154
>But Caster's master, killing people, I just can't get behind that.
That made me smile for some reason. Plenty of insane murderers in both fiction and reality dude, better get used to it.

Re: Kyoukaisen - No, it's not supposed to be a great LN. In fact, you should doubt anyone saying X is a "great LN" because he will most likely be wrong as it's pretty much the worst medium. Anyway, the reason Kyoukaisen is famous is because the author writes ungodly long volumes. It's not common to have LNs about 900 pages long so Kawakami's works (mainly this and Owari no Chronicle) are pretty well known. That doesn't, however, mean they're any good. And more importantly - that means it was pretty much the worst source they could have picked to adapt.
So yeah, don't watch it unless you feel like dealing with a piece of shit that also happens to have terrible character designs. The payoff is animation eventually being great and a good voice cast, which won't be enough for most.
>> No.37164  
>>37133
>>37153
>>37154
>>37155
You have terrible taste. Both Waver and Caster's master are great characters. They might not be nice or interesting as people, but as characters in this context they're very interesting, and I wonder what role they'll play in this war.
>> No.37165  
Watching Persona 4 and starting Rio Rainbow gate because everyone said its horrible.Should I read the manga or watch the anime for Mirai Nikki?
>> No.37166  
>>37165
>Should I read the manga or watch the anime for Mirai Nikki?

No.
>> No.37167  
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>>37164
As a person who likes both Waver and Ryuunosuke, it's kind of surprising to see someone call Ryuunosuke a "great" character. He's amusing, yeah, but he doesn't really have any depth to his character besides being a psychopath.
>> No.37168  
>>37162
>Plenty of insane murderers in both fiction and reality dude, better get used to it.
Ok? That does not mean I have to like them, and I can wish for their deaths all I want.
>> No.37169  
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>>37168
None of that. I just found funny that you're genuinely offended by him.
>> No.37170  
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So I saw the Last Exile preview special.
It takes place eight years after the original series, so no Alex Row ;_; But as previously mentioned, Dio shows up and also Tatiana, which was a nice surprise. No mention of neither Klaus nor Lavie, but I don't really care about those two.
Everything looks great! I'm hyped as fuck! I really like the design of Fam's vanship, there's an awesome-looking guy with an eye-patch and the OP sounds nice to the max (it's Maaya Sakamoto!)
I still have two complaints:
1. They're using the same butt ugly CG they used in Strike Witches 2.
2. Moe-moefication, I imagine wearing a miniskirt in a vanship one trillion billion meters up in the air is somewhat cold.

Next week can't come soon enough!
>> No.37171  
>>37169
I don't recall saying I was offended.
>> No.37172  
Well I for one am offended. He is a shitty and uninteresting character.
>> No.37173  
>>37172
>He is a shitty and uninteresting character.
That statement offends me.
>> No.37174  
>>37104
DOES THAT MEAN BOKUTOMO FANS CAN'T READ KANJI!?
>> No.37182  
Just finished the second episode of Shana III. My mind is still full of fuck.
>> No.37183  
>>37182
I watched the first episode yesterday. All I could figure out was that UG looks retarded with long hair.
>> No.37184  
>>37174
No it means that the author can't.
>> No.37188  
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Really liking the Persona 4 Adaptation so far (up to episode 2). Nice to see it continue to be quite faithful to the game--I know stuff like in >>37055 's picture bothers some people (also the Character status screen for the eye-catch), but I think it's great.

Man, it was just so sweet when I'll Face Myself started playing. Loved that track (and the rest of the OST) so much.
>> No.37202  
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>>37188
Yea watching the anime makes me want to go back to the game but I'm holding myself off till the PSV rendition. Chie is still the best character.
>> No.37204  
Persona 4 episode 2 felt like an improvement from the first; it really had me feeling sorry for Hanamura.
>> No.37206  
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I almost wrote off C³ before it aired, because I read the first chapter of the LN on baka-tsuki several months ago, and it seemed like just another painfully bland harem/comedy/ecchi thing.

But I gave it a chance due to Yukari~n and fang, and episode 2 was a welcome surprise. Too bad after episode 3 it'll probably return to the usual silliness for a while until the crazy lady returns, but at least it's been better than I anticipated.
>> No.37214  
>>37206
I was just about to make a similar post. After the first episode I had it pegged as another "high school boy starts living with a mysterious girl and nothing ever really happens" show. I'm glad I decided to keep watching.

Sadly I have the same premonition as you, but at least this way I know there's potential for some good stuff in this show.
>> No.37217  
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Chie love, hurray! I myself am pretty torn between Chie and Naoto. They are both so great, but I think I prefer Chie, if only marginally. I still like most of the characters, though, even Riise, to a certain degree.

This show is basically porn for me. Every time I see some Inaba scenery, or any character with actual lines, I get goosebumps. When I saw the paper cranes at the end, I almost squealed a little.
>> No.37218  
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Yeah so, Mirai Nikki 2 was awesome.
>> No.37230  
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>>37217
For me it's Yukiko for looks, Chie for personality. Or trap-mode Teddie.

I can't wait for whenever Kanji shows up. That's when the show will really pick up.
>> No.37234  
>>37230

I love Kanji, he's my bro.
>> No.37242  
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Fuck yeah, Working!! season 2

There was some very delicious YachiyoXSatouXPoplar in this episode, hopefully Inami stays out of the way so I can have more of it
>> No.37253  
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Persona 4 is Pretty damn awesome so far. I didnt mind they kept the stats/day transitions, I thought that was pretty neat.

Im not quite sure What I think of fate/zero. Ive only went through the visual novel once through all three routes. It has potential.

Mirai Nikki looks pretty good so I might check that out.
>> No.37255  
>>37253

>What I think of fate/zero. Ive only went through the visual novel once through all three routes. It has potential.

Fate/Zero is not a visual novel.
>> No.37256  
>>37255
I know sorry about that, I was talking about the original Fate/Stay Night VN.
>> No.37257  
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Last Exile S2 is godly.
The improvements from S1: somewhat better pacing and loli fanservice.
I couldn't ask for anything more.
>> No.37258  
>>37257
Agree.
It is the only anime that actually live up to its hype and actually exceed it.
It is sad and funny how Production IG is able to create shit like Blood C and Guilty Crown with their superior budget.
>> No.37293  
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Some short thoughts.

C^3 is becoming more entertaining. I hope to see Haruaki using Fear in a weapon form as he does with Konoha.

On the harem VN adaptation side, Mashiroiro Symphony is still pretty "meh", and I just plain dislike Airi. For Majikoi, I was hoping the anime would stay true to the VN, but that doesn't seem to be happening.

Persona 4 and Haganai, I'm liking them even more as they progress.

Working!! S2 delivers everything that I expect from the show, and more: damn, that Izumi episode was full of moe.

Chihayafuru is quite nice, although I do wish that it'd move to the "current" time (highschool era).

Fate/Zero is still pretty great, and Guilty Crown is alright (while still looking fabulous).
>> No.37298  
>>37258
I thought Last Exile was pretty dumb, while GC was far more enjoyable than I was expecting. Not sure how you can compare it to Blood-C like that.
>> No.37304  
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>>37298
>while GC was far more enjoyable than I was expecting.

The single most unlikable MC of the past few years, in addition to terribly cliche plot and nearly every scene involving a girl is fanservice oriented.

The show is terrible beyond words.
>> No.37305  
I don't understand why everyone expected GC to be anything other than a shitty RailDex ripoff with added fanservice.
>> No.37306  
>>37298
As did I. My expectations dropped pretty low when the first thing they showed was loli pantsu. Loli pantsu itself is definitely not a bad thing, but in the context of Lost Exile? It just sets the precedent for a really shitty show.

And that it was. 3-4 pirate scooters basically destroy the visibility of an entire armada of MASSIVE enemy ships, which then begin to destroy themselves when they get a few false signals. Basically the whole armada gets taken down. By like 10 pirates. In scooters.

Really? I mean shit, the first Last Exile had some pretty *bad* plot ideas, but this just takes the damn cake. And it was all in the first episode too.

>>37304
I couldn't even finish the first episode. When I saw the invisibility splashy water thing they ripped off from GitS I basically thought to myself "oh boy, here we go". They ripped off tachikomas, they ripped off high technology, then they butchered it with retarded cliche as fuck highschool plot. I don't even. I really, really don't. There are so many bad things about that show that I am genuinely disappointed I wasted 10 minutes watching it. Good budgets and nice art doesn't make your story automatically good or interesting. A high polished turd is still a turd, and that is what GC is.
>> No.37313  
>>37305
I don't really know why either. I could tell from the first ep it was going to just be fanservice shenanigens with a retarded protagonist, but everyone was saying 'No, I don't think it will be that kind of show. It looks to be the best show of the season.' Then episode 2 comes out and everyone woke up.
>> No.37316  
>>37306
At least it is more believable and realistic compare to soldiers not searching the same area for the vial and not recognizing how a famous wanted idol terrorist can transfer to a school with no problem whatsoever.
On 1hand you have a foot soldier slicing 2mechs and on the other hand you have a bunch of pirates escaping with a single ship. They didnt actually destroyed the whole fleet you know.
Also are you implying that loli fanservice is actually a bad thing?
>> No.37317  
>>37316
>are you implying that loli fanservice is actually a bad thing?
Good heavens, no. It just really doesn't belong in its current implementation in Last Exile. The first one had few ecchi scenes. They were far in between and tasteful. This one just doesn't give a fuck and just shits on steampunk.

>> No.37318  
>>37317
I dont know about you but 1ep in I prefer Fam and Giselle over Claus and Lavie already.
>> No.37323  
>>37305
>a shitty RailDex ripoff

Oh wow, don't even try and compare those two shows.
>> No.37324  
>>37318
I hate them all equally.
Last Exile 1 was about this retarded and stupid from the beginning too and I have no idea why it's held in such high regard, nor why people were expecting its sequel to be anything special.
>> No.37330  
I must admit that I felt somewhat uneasy when I saw the opening pantsu-scene of Last Exile, but my doubts were quickly extinguished. I don't blame Gonzo for it, Saki and Strike Witches have been their most popular shows and I guess that's why the main cast in LE is mostly female. Hopefully the show won't be saturated with fanservice.
I've only watched two episodes so I don't want to jump to conclusions or anything, but everything looks very promising. It can safely be said that both soundtrack and design are excellent. The same cannot be said about the CG though, it's butt-ugly and extremely jarring when used to animate characters, at least it's not applied as frequently as in SW 2.

>>37306
They just destroyed the enemy fleet's visibility and flew off with one ship. I think that sounds perfectly possible for ten pirate scooters.

>>37313
At least we are sane.

>>37323
I haven't seen either of the shows, but that's the comparison I'm drawing after reading the synopses. Everyone has some sort of "ability" and the MC has the über-special god-arm or whatever. It doesn't matter anyway, both shows sound like shit and judging from everyone's reactions here, they apparently are as well.
>> No.37341  
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Latest episode of Working!! S2 was incredibly glorious. Lots of deliciously delicious Yachiyo and Satou, Kyouko being her usual awesome self, and even some engrish from Yamada. I also retract my previous statement about Inami staying out of the way, she was surprisingly good in this episode, fingers crossed she stays that way.
All in all, I am seriously enjoying the shit out of this show, it's so good I want to screencap every frame of animation, print them out, burn them, and then inject the ashes DIRECTLY INTO MY FUCKING EYEBALLS, BECAUSE I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS HARDCORE GANGSTER SHIT RIGHT HERE. LIKE, GODDAMN, OR SOMETHING.

Fate/Zero's pretty good so far, though I haven't read the novel, and I was never really into F/SN either, mostly because I can't stand that faggot Shirou who is clearly inferior to Tohno Shiki

Ben-to is stupidly awesome, kinda like Yuru Yuri was, but in a slightly different way. I'd even go so far as to say it's my second favourite show of the season.
Rei Ayanami + Fight Club + half-priced food? Pass me the Kool-Aid.

Boku waha Tamagotchi looks like it's delving too far into generic harem territory for my liking, so I'll probably ditch it, though I do kinda like Yozora.

Persona 4's shaping up alright for a pretty straight forward adaptation, not much to say there.

Mirai Nikki has been alright so far, though Yukiteru is in dire need of a slap upside the head. Get on it, Yuno. Seriously, don't coddle him, beat the shit out of him till he shapes up. Then, maybe then, he'll be a man worthy of your yandereness. Is that even a word? Probably not

I'm kinda on the fence with UN-GO, aka Stick People With Pointy Faces. Detective shows aren't my thing, and this one is no exception, but I do like the nutcase shapeshifting loli. Guess we'll see where it goes.

I'm more or less in agreement with you lot about Guilty Crown, though I think it's more generic than actually bad. I hadn't intended to watch it, either, I only picked it up because lots of people were harping on about it, so I'm not bothered by the fact it isn't exactly stellar. To sum up the story so far:

Dumbass male highschool student (who takes the cake for being possibly the shittiest MC ever) meets scantily-clad girl, a bunch of terrorists and their government counterparts show up, mechs start appearing, dumbass male highschool student acquires power from scantily-clad girl, dumbass male highschool student defeats the enemy, some stuff happens, dumbass male highschool student continues to be a dumbass, scantily-clad girl transfers into dumbass male highschool student's school.
Yawn.

For fuck sake, Japan, this shit has been done to death already, try something new for a change.

Haven't watched the first episode of Last Exile S2 yet. I was hanging out for it before I downloaded it, but now that I have it, I can't be bothered with it.
Typical.
>> No.37344  
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>>37330
>I haven't seen either of the shows
>They're all the same shit and they suck

Never change, Internet anime community.
>> No.37348  
>>37344
>Specifically point out that although I haven't seen the shows in question, I have from reading plot summaries and listening to viewers' opinions concluded that they have a high probability of being bad.
>Anon completely fails at reading comprehension and insults me.

;_;
>> No.37349  
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>>37348
>read plot summary
>second hand information of series
>puts that information at the front of the wall of text
>wonders why nobody reads passed that part

It would've taken you less time to reach your conclusion if you actually watched the show, which is the ironic part.
>> No.37350  
>>37349
>Unable to read more than one sentence.
>Blames me.
I could watch the first GC and Index episode, which would take me about fifty minutes, or I could reach the same conclusion in five by reading this thread.
Can't we just take it easy, I don't want to fight with you.
>> No.37351  
Although taking it easy is important, I must point out that you guys should stop misusing the quote function.
>> No.37352  
>>37351
Jesus christ, 0/10, you can't be serious...
>> No.37353  
>>37350
Anime synopses are notoriously generic at the best of times, so judging a series on a paragraph of descriptive text is fruitless at best; some of the most enjoyable shows I've seen sound bland and uninteresting when briefly described. You also miss out on experiencing everything you need to properly judge a show: the direction, the animation quality, the level of voice acting and the soundtrack; it is impossible to glean this information from a tiny summary.
Also, with entertainment more than most other things in life, the term 'subjective opinion' comes into play quite heavily. Even if someone who shares the exact same views on anime as you says something is bad, why not spend 45 minutes of your time watching the first couple of episodes and see for yourself whether you like it or not? I know you have that time to waste else you wouldn't be here.

I know I'm stating the obvious and replying to a troll here, but just in case someone is really dumb enough to compare two shows they've never seen before, I'll bite.
>> No.37355  
>>37350
For one, please stop misusing the quote function, that's not what it's for. For two, you can't honestly expect anyone to take you seriously when you are talking about shows you admit to having not seen.
>> No.37356  
>>37344
>>37348
>>37349
>>37350
Who are you quoting?
>> No.37378  
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Is that nose hair?
>> No.37427  
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Judge.

Unexpected gem of the season.
>> No.37428  
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>>37427
Considering the sheer popularity, success, and length of the base material, that one was no surprise.

Un-Go, on the other hand, was a surprise. Beautiful OST and ED, and some delicious characters. I was expecting a Bishi sort of shoujo story from the art style, and was very pleasantly surprised.
>> No.37429  
>>37427
I heard the novel was decent so I was disappointed by the first few episodes having nearly zero substance and almost all fanservice, etc, but ep 5 really made an improvement, IMHO. Kazuno and Honda were just great.
>> No.37430  
>>37428
You'll have to tell me about the popularity and success of Kyoukaisen, I never knew about them.
>> No.37433  
>>37427
>>37429
Agreed. Great couple.
>> No.37445  
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I can't express my love for this show enough. It makes me feel so many emotions it's just exhausting to watch. It's still the best show of the year, though. So well executed...
>> No.37446  
>>37429
I felt the exact opposite here - I was enjoying the large cast and carefree feel of the first few episodes, then shit started getting real, I couldn't understand a single thing, and I just gave up on the series. I didn't like the fighting too much, either.

>>37445
Have you played the game it's based on? I haven't, and for me it's just looking like delicious candy for its fans (as it should damn well be, after all).
>> No.37448  
>>37446
>I felt the exact opposite here - I was enjoying the large cast and carefree feel of the first few episodes, then shit started getting real, I couldn't understand a single thing, and I just gave up on the series. I didn't like the fighting too much, either.

To me, it didn't feel like the large cast of characters just weren't explored beyond Masazumi, when the others could also have been further developed: just then, that couple shows up, and made it much more interesting, at least for me.
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>>37445
I'm pretty sure it's far from being the best show this season, let alone the whole year. Sure it works as fanservice for fans of the game, but as a standalone it's extremely weak. The mood and pacing don't carry well because they tried to give it the same feel as the game and that doesn't work in a different medium. Status, calendar and all that stuff is terribly out of place for the same reason. There's a huge difference between closely following the game and turning this into an animated playthrough, which is what ended being. Having a handicapped protag at first and seeing how he literally levels up isn't what character development is supposed to be, even if improving him was fun in-game.
The production is at least alright, mainly thanks to the awesome soundtrack. Unfortunately art direction and animation are not up to par (though not terrible like some people wanted to make it out to be, just some stuff like scenes with good genga and fucked up douga). The problems with the unpaid animators won't help either, especially considering this is 2 cours.
>> No.37456  
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What a coincidence, I also happen to love lolis.
>> No.37459  
>>37446

I did. If I hadn't I probably wouldn't have liked it nearly as much, but that's OK with me.
>> No.37530  
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Oh my, the part after the ED for ep 6 of Persona 4 just made me laugh really hard.
>> No.37533  
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>>37456
>> No.37539  
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This episode was wonderful.
>> No.37541  
>>37539
She is perfect wife material. That determined look just gives off an air of maturity and security that only a grownup with the ability to make cool, calm and calculated decisions could pull off.
>> No.37543  
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LONG LIVE THE EMPRESS.
>> No.37547  
>>37543
GLORIA
AUGUSTINA
>> No.37620  
Now that we are about six weeks in, I can say with certainty that Shana is the best show this season. Followed by Persona.
>> No.37623  
>>37620
But Shana is fucking horrible. The show, not the loli.
>> No.37624  
>>37623
Clearly you haven't been watching season 3. No trolling please.
>> No.37627  
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>>37624

But Shana IS horrible.
If her VA was anybody else, the show would've been canceled after the first season just like a any other mediocre LN that got an adaptation.

The show is on par with Guilty Gear and Maken-Ki. The plot is nothing to write home about, the characters are rather underwhelming (even after reusing the ones who scored high on popularity charts and should be dead), the OST could use a bit of work, and if it wasn't loaded with fanservice (including Rie's voice) you would've already dropped it by now.
>> No.37628  
>>37627
Shana is based on a popular light novel series. One that is more popular than rubbish like Maken-ki. It doesn't need Kugimiya Rie to be successful, not to mention that was one of her first times being cast in a role like that so it's not like people watched it at first for her anyway.
>> No.37629  
>>37628
It's popular because otaku are sheep with no taste whatsoever.
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>>37629
>People only start watching it because of Kugimiya Rie and therefore have bad taste.
>People who start watching it without knowing about Kugimiya Rie have bad taste, that's the only reason why Kugimiya is popular.
>> No.37631  
>>37620
How can you not say Fate/Zero is obviously the best anime of the season? Hell, it's the best anime of the year.
>> No.37632  
>>37620
Shana is about as good as being kicked in the balls. Some might find it hot but the sane reaction is hating it.
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This seems like as good a time as any for opinions as facts, so here's my run-down of this season. If it sounds like a load of ignorant spiel from an boring faggot then I've done my job:

Busou Shinki Moon Angel - lol

Ika Musume s2 - Goddamn it Japan, what the fuck happened? S1 was one of the sleeper hits of last year and there's still plenty of source material to work with, so how do you fuck up a sequel this bad? Either the new director is a useless hack whose only other major work is Valkyria Chronicles, or the manga suddenly got exponentially worse right where s1 ended. Or both. None of the previous charm is here, the gags just aren't funny and besides Diomedea's crisp production there is nothing to recommend here. And I didn't even mention Senior Squid Girl. That's a topic for another time.

Bakuman 2 - lol no

C3 - Oh look, a generic harem show about a young girl suddenly living with a non-descript schoolboy who lives alone, what wacky hijinks will unfold? OH WAIT, it's actually a generic foightan show about a young girl with a mysterious power who fights with a non-descript schoolboy with a troubled past. Which one is the real show? Well the producers don't know, that's for sure. The tone shifts rapidly from light-hearted reaction-face pouting and cuteness to twisted violence and combat amputation seemingly at random, so any tension the serious scenes build up is instantly dissipated, while any heart-warming or funny moments are ruined by a sudden murder. Characters are fickle and one dimensional, the story is terrible and the inexplicable use of filters and papercraft reeks of an attempted Madoka cash-in. If Yukarin wasn't voicing a cute fangloli I wouldn't still be watching this, but I am a shallow man who's easily entertained.

Working s2 - Another shit sequel to a previously good show. Well, not good. I didn't think Working was all that besides A-1's production (and Yamada, fuck yeah Yamada) but this show is just the same jokes recycled from before, so much so that you'd believe they reused animation. Whatever, I didn't have too many hopes for this one in the first place.

Fate/Zero - I'm not the biggest fan of the Nasuverse; I agree with a lot of the criticisms raised against the VNs and I think KnK is incredibly overrated, but a few friends of mine kept assuring me that F/Z would blow me away and make me change my opinion. And they have been fairly right so far. Despite the first episode doing a rather poor job of introducing the plot (I know there are a lot of players in this war, but do we really need half an hour of info dumping right off the bat?) and the expected abundance of midfight speeches, I don't have a lot of bad things to say about Zero. Oh, except that lol child killing is the worst plot device to establish a 'bad guy' ever. I know Urobuchi likes his grimdark evil shit, but that just came across as cheap to me. As for production, ufotable are doing as good a job as expected; the show's worth watching just for their animation and beautiful backgrounds, and Berserker is probably the best use of CG I've seen in a TV production. Overall it's a great show, though I wouldn't call it a masterpiece. Not yet anyway, but there's still a long way to go.

Majikoi - Hurr durr another eroge adaptation. I actually quite like this one though, even though the first episode threw too much shit at the unsuspecting viewer; this show is fanservice for the fans of the VN and they made that blatantly apparent with the introductory episode. Things slow down a bit and establish the main characters after that though, so there's still something here for the uninitiated (if you can put up with 'wacky' censorship, that is.) A few decent seiyuus here too, for the record. One of the few things I'm still watching this season.

Horizon - Holy shit what the fuck is going on? I know it didn't help that I watched Hadena's subs (if they count as subs) for the first couple of episodes, but this was as big a clusterfuck as Oretachi. Even after episode 4 when everything seemed to come together a bit, I was still lost. I have no idea who a lot of these people are, why they're fighting, WHO they're fighting or pretty much anything about them. The world they're fighting in is just as confusing, some shit about Gods and reliving their own history to undo the mistakes of the past or some dumb shit that's probably just as stupid if you're following the story. Besides that, my biggest criticism is the sudden change in tone, something that is expectedly common when adapting a series that is 20 times longer than Lord of the Rings. One minute it's wacky harem slapstick, next it's explosions and death, then it's wackiness again even during the explosions, etc. Pretty jarring, and not conducive for an involving story-telling experience. On the plus side, if you listed your top 5 VAs I guarantee at least one of them has a role in this show; the budget for this show must be huge, because Sunrise has gone all out with the voicecast. And the animation as well to be fair; I can't deny how good the show looks in a lot of places. Overall, it's not that good, but I admit at least some of that is me being dumb and not following the plot. It can't be helped.

HUNTER×HUNTER - Meh, maybe later

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle - No, fuck no. This show is fucking terrible. There are no redeeming qualities to it whatsoever. I can't hate on it like Aria because it got dropped after episode 1, but suffice to say it's about as bad. Fuck off.

Tamayura ~hitotose~ - The OVA was nice, and after a few episodes I'd say the same for this. I haven't been in the mood for it lately so it's on hold, but I might wait for BDs or something because of the low broadcast definition.

Kimi to Boku. - And here we are, the worst show of the season. I went into this expecting a tedious, homoerotic shitfest and it didn't even meet those standards. This show is absolutely terrible. The characters are beyond boring, and the 'humour' is derived from putting them in normal situations and watching them react. SPOILERS: Nothing happens. The show is barely animated, the art is flat and overly-simplistic and did I mention how fucking boring everything is? Not to mention gay. I once went to a Turkish brothel where I was gangraped by a fireman, a biker, an indian, a cop and the other guy from the Village People, and that whole experience was less gay than the 25m I spent watching Kimi to Boku's first episode. And did I mention how boring the show is?

Chihayafuru - This show is nice. The definition of the word, in fact. I'm a sucker for a good bit of shoujo and this is certainly that, but there's a little too much focus on the card game for my liking, or at least more than I was expecting. This is another one I've stalled, so I can't say too much about it, other than nice. It's nice.

Maken-ki! - Ahahahahahahaha, no. If you're going to make a zero-content pantsu and tits show, don't censor the pantsu and tits like this. Or don't make the show at all, that might be a better option.
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>>37638
Mashiro-Iro Symphony - Do you like functionally retarded girls? Do you like huge stupid anime hair and even huger heads? Do you like cock-hating androphobes? If you answered yes to all three questions, then you might need to re-evaluate your life; but first you can enjoy Mashiro-iro! Yup, it's another generic harem eroge adaptation, the twist in this one is that every girl is mentally deficient (even more than usual, I mean). I don't know what more there is to say about this, there's nothing at all noteworthy about the setting, the production, the music or anything really. I suppose one good thing about it is how you can try and guess which girl will be the man-hating dyke each episode; it started off as the main girl, then she realised that Protag-kun's penis was awesome, so they made the previously cool Shana-girl into a feminist retard. Who will be next?!

Persona 4 - Yeah, I'm enjoying this. I only played the game up to the bathhouse boss so I'm no PERSONA_EXPERT but this is definitely one of the better game adaptations I've seen. As much fun as seeing a playthrough animated like this though, I think they need more anime original filler; the bitchslap fight between Chie and that Kane Itou girl was probably the best thing so far, and my buddy told me that that wasn't in the game at all. ASTA are doing a good job with the animation, I especially like the transitions and the status screen as the midway eyecatch is a nice touch. Overall it's decent, but the unique design and the great voicecast are enough to keep me interested.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai - One of the better shows this season, and you can take that as you will. Once you get past the fucking art (or maybe if you like it from the start, there are all kinds of people out there) there's a pretty decent show here, with a varied enough cast to keep things interesting despite the bland premise. The Monster Hunter and other virtual gaming world segments are great, as is a lot of the other segments where everyone is together. I just hope they don't force too much DRAMA in this near the end like they always do. So yeah, good show, good KUKUKU imouto, good seiyuus and best OP this season.

Shana s3 - Oh lawd, where to start? For some obscure reason that will never be known, I thought this would not be a complete steaming pile of shit, that somehow it being about the hottest loli ever would be enough to warrant a viewing. But seriously, this is fighting with Kimi Faggots for worst show of the season. And you know what, for once I don't hold JC Staff wholly responsible for how horrible this show is; I think they are doing the best they can with the source material they've been given. The story is infuriatingly stupid, every character is as shallow and transparent as a pane of glass, and everything they talk about is fucking stupid. Even a casual observer who had never watched Shana before could pick out plotholes, or hurt themselves by facepalming at some of the things these characters do. Like in the last episode, this dude is tricked and ends up imprisoned in a room for a week, then is let out by the same guy that locked him up and a woman who explodes the room he's in. He then lets her treat him for the injuries she gave him, before being locked up AGAIN in the same room. This guy then proceeds to team up with explosive girl (who explodes the second room he's in too) without asking for any explanation for his imprisonment. He just takes her word for it that she's a good guy and that she's here to help. Or when Shana meets up with Yuuji who went missing a few weeks ago, she just starts fighting him without asking shit like "Hey, where have you been?" So yeah, the show's a complete trainwreck with nothing positive about it besides naked Shanas. But you'd have to be some kind of dumbass to keep watching just for that, right?

Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam - I'll keep this short, because I hated the first series of Last Exile and was expecting this to be more of the same. Turns out it's even worse and fans of the original hate it too, so nothing left to do here but wait for the doujins to come out because holy shit this show has some yuri undertones. I'd be OK with this if only a single one of the girls was likeable. Shit plot, retarded shenanigans and shitty characters. Dropped.

Ben-To - Nothing special, but it's nice to see a show with an original premise (or at least an original twist on a standard premise) that doesn't take itself too seriously. The fight scenes are really well done too, I was genuinely surprised in the first episode when the fists started flying. Turns out the same studio did Level E, so hopefully they get more work. Still enjoying this one.

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE - lol gundums

Mirai Nikki - I fucking hated the manga and cannot understand why it's so popular, and this being a fairly accurate adaptation with dumb looking CG is not helping change my opinion. The motorbike scene from episode 2 made me laugh more than anything else this whole year, it was so bad that it HAD to be intentional. But yeah, fuck this show, fuck the manga it came from.

Chibi☆Devil! - Probably has the best OP this year, maybe of the last 5 years. A masterpiece.

UN-GO BONES, what the fuck happened man? You used to be cool, now you keep producing bullshit like this. It takes a certain flair to make the detective genre work well, and BONES sure as fuck have shit taste when it comes to choosing their source material. The first few episodes played out like Phoenix Wright cases only without the interesting characters, only at the end instead of using logic and deduction (you know, like a FUCKING DETECTIVE would) to solve the crimes, he summons some demon woman who forces a complete confession out of the culprit with magic mind powers. It kind of takes the mystery out of it when you can do that, man. I'm not sure if this is worse than GOSICK or not because I dropped it early, but those two shows share too much in common for me to hold any hope for it. Shit sucks.

Guilty Crown - So I heard this was going to be Geass R3, and it turns out to be Geass R3 with Lulu replaced by this season's most annoying protag. After the 3rd episode I was rooting for the fucking evil empire because their antagonist was so much fucking better than this little cunt. Other than that, it really is Geass; it's only been 5 episodes and already several large scale facilities have been demolished in extravagant style, the female cast (hottest this season by far, fuck yes Comiket will be teeming with doujins and it will be GOOD) have been putting it all on display, and the MC has pulled an anti-gravity gun made of someone's soul and used it to climb platforms of floating water to save someone. It's stupid, over-the-top awesomeness with a ridiculous budget, huge explosions and giant robots. You won't find any kind of meaningful story here, but who the fuck cares? This show is fun as fuck.
>> No.37640  
>>37638
>>37639
You got a point in many places there, but it seems to me you don't enjoy anime/manga at all?
>> No.37641  
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So far it's been enjoyable, but that cheap slow motion effect or whatever it's called is very annoying. I hope it just means they're saving up for the good fights.
>> No.37645  
>>37641
HxH has had plenty of scenes with great animation already, I don't know where the fuck you're coming from.
>> No.37646  
>>37638
> I can't hate on it like Aria because it got dropped after episode 1
Hidan no Aria, right.

>Tamayura ~hitotose~ [...]
I love heartwarming shows like this, and Aria casts appearing from time to time makes it even better. I can't wait for the BDs.


> I suppose one good thing about it is how you can try and guess which girl will be the man-hating dyke each episode; it started off as the main girl, then she realised that Protag-kun's penis was awesome, so they made the previously cool Shana-girl into a feminist retard. Who will be next?!
Yeah what the fuck is up with this? I liked Sana in episode 2 and then Manglobe decides that it'd be funny if she starts calling MC a Maggot.

>UN-GO [...]
Completely agreed
>> No.37647  
>>37631
Fate/Zero isn't that great. It's essentially an action show for manchildren. The plot is uninteresting, and because it is a prequel I already know how it ends. I don't care about any of the characters and there is no reason to, which makes it hard to watch. And the pacing is quite bad, it is constantly jumping around.
>> No.37648  
>>37647
Have you really not read F/0?
>> No.37649  
>>37648
Why do novel readers always force everyone to read? Can't anyone enjoy a show in peace without reading the source material?
>> No.37650  
>>37647
>The plot is uninteresting, and because it is a prequel I already know how it ends

The enjoyment is in the journey.
And even if you read f/sn, there is a bit of a twist at the end of F/Z anyhow.

As expected of the TV adaptation, all of the caster scenes except the one where he is introduced were censored. They didn't even put in the pitched screams from the human organ being played ;_;
>> No.37652  
>>37650
I don't know. It just seems like the only reason people like it is because of the action and the other kind of scenes, like that one where caster is summoned (what would you call these kind of scenes? Shock?). Aside from that, I see no reason why some people would say it's the best show of the season or something.
>> No.37654  
>>37645
Falling cards in episode 7, Hisoka's movement in the episode where he plays examiner, etc. That effect in particular is what bothers me. I didn't say the animation was terrible, though to be honest I don't remember any impressive parts either.
>> No.37655  
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Persona is still good~
Chie is still the best~
>> No.37656  
>>37638
>C3
I'm always surprised by how many people hate shows for doing more than one thing. But anyways, I'm here to point out that you're wrong about C3 being a Madoka cash in. The director's style has always resembled Shinbo's, possibly because the guy worked under Shinbo for years.
>> No.37658  
>>37656
If you want to be a comedy/fighting show, fine, but keep them separate. C3 really does change tone at the drop of a hat.
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>>37654
Some scenes featured in September sakuga MADs (like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo35Tws7Xnw), and october ones will include a lot of stuff for sure. I have the ones at 15:10@ep6, 6:36@ep7, 13:36@ep7, 16:03@ep7 and 16:35@ep7 noted down as great cuts, wish I had done the same for earlier episodes. I'm honestly surprised by how good the production values have been so far, easily in the top5 this season.

>>37647
I hope you're not seriously listing "it's a prequel" as a con because that's flat out retarded.

>>37652
For starters it looks simply amazing. Just maintaining that much detail in the designs during each and every scene takes an insane amount of time and skill; I myself consider that kind of a waste since I'm more of an animation fan and don't care about design consistency, but if they're willing to do it no reason to complain. Backgrounds and animation are also top notch, well over what TV productions usually have. It's mind-boggling they're putting this up in a 2 cours series. I can only congratulate ufotable for their amazing job. Now if they went back to original stuff, that'd be the day.
And then there's the show per se. F/Z never was intended as anything else than fanservice for nasuverse fans and I think it does that job pretty well. Even people who doesn't especially like (or flat out dislikes) FSN seem to be enjoying this so they must be doing something good.
More often than not I wish characters would shut up because their retarded dialogue annoys me, and it certainly has pacing issues. Despite that it remains pretty entertaining mainly due to the well delivered action.
This is a rather weak season and F/Z is definitely among its best shows. It's not surprising at all that any TM fan would rate it as the best fall anime.
>> No.37675  
>>37640
Anime is mostly bad so I don't doubt it!
>> No.37677  
>>37659
TM fans are just as bad as Naruto&co fans. Their opinions on whether F/Z, which as you say is fanservice for the fans, is the best anime of the season or not should be taken with a grain of salt.
>I hope you're not seriously listing "it's a prequel" as a con because that's flat out retarded.
Well a prequel is not original, it is not doing anything new, it isn't particularly pushing the franchise forward or anything. It's just more TM milking their franchise.
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Person who called Fate/Zero anime of the year here. I personally don't consider myself a Type-Moon fan (despite giving f/sn a 9/10, liking the Kara no Kyoukai movies [except for #1, that one was terrible] and enjoying Melty Blood; on the other hand, I've yet to finish more than Arcueid route in Tsukihime, haven't read the light novel and haven't bothered with other Type-Moon works).

I completely disagree with the issues of bad pacing and unlikable characters; those are some of the things I love most about Fate/Zero. Every moment is interesting, and it feels like episodes are just way too short because it's so interesting I don't want to stop watching.

About the characters, Kiritsugu's unique approach towards fighting mages is very interesting, the relationships between Kiritsugu, Saber, Irisviel and Maya are both confusing and interesting, and everybody just has their own agenda and it's interesting to see how everything interacts with eachother (such as how the Lancer-Saber battle became a huge clusterfuck when everybody tried to screw everyone else over). But the most interesting of all are definitely Waver and Rider, those two deserve their own comedy spin-off show.

I don't really care about animation (although it is nice to see, but I don't mind either way), but the fast-paced plot that keeps twisting (especially parts like 'Tohsaka + Kotomine working together' -> 'Assassin heading out to assassinate Tohsaka' -> 'Assassin was led into a trap' -> 'The entire thing was just bullshit to deceive the other masters') and the interesting character interaction just keep me impatient for the next episode every week.
>> No.37698  
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Ahaha oh wow, Madhouse, keep up the great work!
I'm really enjoying Chihayafuru.
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Ikuhara-san! Please save anime!
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So who's still enjoying GC?
I can't be the only one.
>> No.37715  
>>37712
I like it, since MC became slightly better.
>> No.37835  
>>37638
>Oh, except that lol child killing is the worst plot device to establish a 'bad guy' ever.

But that's what the actual Gilles de Rais did.
>> No.38019  
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Gradient hair is one thing, but THIS is an abomination.
>> No.38028  
>>38019
Picked up
>> No.38052  
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Last Exile just keeps getting better and better.

Tatiana is such a badass.
>> No.38055  
>>38052

That's a nice name. Does everyone in this have cool names? I heard there's a Giselle.
>> No.38057  
>>38055
Episode 8 had Russians who actually spoke Russian.
Everything was awesome.
>> No.38086  
>>38055
>Giselle
Too bad fucking Gonzo just raped her character at the last ep.
Fucking Gonzo, turning my dreamy girl into an emotional bitch.
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Going to try and catch up with Persona 4 now. Can't wait to hear Tomokazu Seki's Kanji roaring.
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One thing that kind of bothers me about Shana, Why is the Tenmoku Ikko so badass compared to Shana? I mean seriously, it refers to her as being strong, and yet it is able to singlehandedly waltz halfway through the Seireiden, killing Fecor in the process, while Shana (even wielding the Nietono no Shana) struggles against much weaker opponents. I guess she did beat it in combat once, but it keeps seeming like more and more of a fluke that she was ever able to do so.
>> No.38102  
>>38100

That's that guy from the first series, right?Been a long time but I think its just because lolplot. You shouldn't really expect too much from the show. Fuck that first season ending. All my rage.
>> No.38120  
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the plot thickens.
>> No.38126  
>>38120
How the fuck have you put up with those censors?
I like a horribly excessive fanservice show as much as the next shameless faggot, but this one was barely watchable even without the BUY DVDS overload.
I tip my hat to you, sir.
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>>38126

The censorship isn't all THAT bad.
Half the time you are left wondering why one thing was censored and the other not.
>> No.38177  
>>38174
Even fully uncensored this show is horrible, even by HURR PANTSU AND BOOBS standards.
>> No.38234  
I've been enjoying Last Exile a lot, but this weeks episode was really shitty. No real plot progression, except some unnecessary flashbacks and an explanation of Fam and Giselle's relationship. And I know this is Gonzo, but the hockey match was just plain painful to watch, budget cutting everywhere. Seems like it'll return to the action next week though.

>>38086
Oh come on, it was pretty obvious from the start that there would be some sort of conflict between Milia and Giselle. You can only fit two in a vanship, right?

>> No.38239  
File: [Sakura-Raws] Ben-Tou - 02 RAW (TVK 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_18.17_[2011.12.12_12.34.52].jpg -(124.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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I just started watching Ben-to. This show is great. Probably a tie between that show and Working'!! for best shows of the season.

Also I love all the Sega in the show.
>> No.38252  
>>38239
It was definitely a surprise. I'm enjoying a few things more, like Fate, Haganai, and maybe even Persona, but Ben-to is up there in the watchables.
>> No.38253  
File: [Commie] Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon - 11 [A45CACCF].mkv_snapshot_17.20_[2011.12.14_07.37.02].jpg -(94.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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It took a while to get started, but holy fuck was it worth waiting for.
>> No.38264  
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While I do like the overall plot, I can't help but feel that Tori and the Pope King have been acting like utter retards. We spent 9 episodes building up the gravity of the situation; can't they at least take this a little more seriously?
>> No.38268  
>>38264
>>38253
I dont think you are supposed to take this show seriously.
There are hardly any blood and I dont think anyone died when the armies clash.
They are just trying to reenact history.
>> No.38277  
>>38268

Maybe so, but Horizon is going to die if the Testament Union wins the battle, and whichever side wins will be able to use Horizon to gain control of all of the armaments of deadly sins, essentially making them unmatched in military strength from that point forward. Even if they're having a non-lethal battle, you'd expect them to be pretty serious about it.
>> No.38333  
>>38277
Written as a joke series and it's funny because the characters are taking such a serious situation so nonchalantly. If you're looking for good story and deep character development you should look elsewhere. It's just a funny show with girls and cool lazers.
>> No.38349  
So this week's Last Exile was a re-cap episode. Fuck you Gonzo, this is the worst Christmas present ever.
>> No.38363  
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>>38333

Oh well, at least they've gotten back to what they know how to do: sappy dialog and one-on-one fights. I dawwed just a little.
>> No.38364  
>>38363
I'm going to go ahead and say that was my favorite episode of the year.
>> No.38373  
>>38363
>VLC snap
THEY'RE EVERYWHERE
well, haganai and penguindrum ended. What's looking good next season?
>> No.38375  
>>38373
Milky Holmes.
>> No.38386  
>>38373
I'm eagerly waiting for Nisemonogatari.
>> No.38396  
>>38373
I'm still enjoying Last Exile!
Feels like I'm the only one though.
>> No.38403  
Well, I really enjoyed Ep 12 of Persona
>> No.38407  
First half of Last Exile's episode 11 was really boring, but then it turned into Star Wars somehow.
It was alright, I guess.
>> No.38457  
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>>38373
It's probably a fixable problem, but MPC looks terrible at anything other than the native video resolution for me.

Anyways, I was a bit skeptical of how they were possibly going to wrap up Horizon in one episode, so it's good to see that they're going to get another season. I'll be waiting warmly for next summer.
>> No.38458  
>>38373

I'm catching up on Persona.
>> No.38459  
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>>38457
try this
>> No.38463  
>>38459
That did the trick. Thanks!
>> No.38479  
>>38463
You're welcome.
>> No.38737  
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I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic serpent ride
>> No.38749  
>>38737
A load of shiiiiiiiiiiit
Just one big steaming pile of shit
Goddamn this show is bad, it makes me mad
It's worse than I expected

A load of shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
DON'T YOU DARE WATCH THIS SHOW
This show just fucking sucks so much
But now I'm this far in, and it's nearly finished
This feeling... Love is the strongest unrestricted spell there is
>> No.38762  
>>38749
Eh, it's not that bad. I feel like it's more or less turned into a standard action series at this point. Better than the second season at least. I still think they should have just ended the series in the first season with Alastor obliterating Bal Masque though.
>Love is the strongest unrestricted spell
I think I died a little inside at that line.
>> No.38763  
>>38762
Only most standard action series look a whole lot better than this, and tend to have at least one or two likeable characters.
>> No.39310  
File: [SFWhine]_Last_Exile_-Fam,_The_Silver_Wing-_-_15_[720p][Hi10P][B7BCD9F5].mkv_snapshot_20.17_[2012.02.04_20.26.51].jpg -(98.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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hnnnnnnnnnnng
>> No.39399  
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みつけた~
>> No.39400  
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>>39399
Now this show is going Trainwreck.

Best scene in this episode.
>> No.39542  
Whelp. Numbers are out for first sales of Gundam Age BD and it's pretty bad. Only 1991 units. Hopefully Sunrise learns form this and never makes such an awful show under the Gundam name again.
>> No.39575  
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Even the re-cap episode was amazing.
>> No.39587  
>>39542

I thought Gundam did well, but that's SoreMachi level (;_;).
>> No.39589  
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>>39575

I wish I could say the same for the last exile 2nd recap. It is a summary of all the spoileriffic main plot points of S1, with the S1 OP and an insert song at the end.
>> No.39709  
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>>39589
Yeah, the recap episode for Chihayafuru was a nice surprise. I usually skip them.

Anyways, am I the only one watching The Best Card Game Show Ever?

The OST, OP and ED are all great, the art is beautiful and stylistically fitting, and I love all of the main characters. As much as Arata's a pretty cool guy, I'm really rooting for Taichi though. Image related.
>> No.39710  
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>>39709
I'm with you there, it's my favorite anime of the past year. However, I haven't warmed up to Taichi even though the show is about to end. I still can't forgive him for being an ass to Arata when they were kids, and something about his demeanor and actions seem too selfish. Makes for a great show though.
>> No.39712  
>>39709
I'm waiting for a batch. Good to know that it's still worth watching this far in.
>> No.39715  
>>39709
I didn't have high expectations for Chihayafuru and it really surprised me. Best show of the autumm season.
>> No.40259  
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Well, after 6 years, it's finally concluded. All in all, I'd say the third season was pretty solid, and it wrapped up everything to my satisfaction.
>> No.40278  
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If Chihayafuru is not getting an S2, then there's no justice in this world.

I loved every bit of the finale! Taichi's S moment was hilarious and so was Kana despairing over the requirements for certified readers. The serious parts were totally amazing as well: Komano telling Chihaya about her "twenty first syllable cards" for example.

I want more of this, I need more of it.
>> No.40280  
File: [SFWhine]_Last_Exile_-Fam,_The_Silver_Wing-_-_21_[720p][Hi10P][17205F0D].mkv_snapshot_22.12_[2012.03.30_08.23.39].jpg -(130.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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So if the characters from S1 were literally nothing more than fanservice with a touch of FUCK YEA DIO SAVING THE MOTHER FUCKING DAY,

what the fuck was the point of the recap episode, what happened to Claus, where did he go,
and why the fuck are there so many untied ends with the S1 cast?
>> No.40286  
>>40278
>If Chihayafuru is not getting an S2, then there's no justice in this world.
Did you buy the BDs? No? Then don't be disappointed that there won't be a season 2. You remind me of those guys that complain about government, yet don't vote.
>> No.40290  
>>40286
Ya thats pretty much it. Sound like you're mad bro but I agree.
>> No.40291  
>>40290
Yea, I am a little mad. Because an anime I like won't get another season because of people like this. Watch an anime, say you love said anime, but then you don't support it? These aren't like games that sell a million copies. This is a medium where many anime only sell 2000-7000 units per volume, and they do need every sale they can get.

Someone says they love Nichijou, one of the best shows of last year. Then they see the sales and say, "Why does Japan have such shit taste? Why do they buy generic harem x and not Nichijou? That just means they will make more of these dumb harem shows, while Nichijou will never get a sequel!" Meanwhile said person never spent a dime on the Nichijou BDs either, and just sit there whining, expecting all the other people who like the show to spend the money.
>> No.40296  
>>40291
It's even worse when it comes to legal streaming sites like Crunchyroll. Nowadays their sub quality, stream quality and speed are on par with fansubs (hell, they're often even faster), and it's only a couple dollars a month - yet everybody refuses to use it because it's the uncool thing to do and I get bashed whenever I mention I support shows by watching through Crunchyroll whenever possible. For non-Americans it's understandable to not like such sites (licensing bullshit always makes shit 'unavailable in your region', especially on non-CR sites), but seriously, if it's possible to support series you like by just paying a couple bucks a month and legally streaming them subbed in 720p right after it aired (the solution we'd been dreaming about several years ago, but dismissed as impossible back then), why the hell do people insist on specifically avoiding such sites and instead downloading Crunchyrips?
>> No.40297  
>>40286
If you're going to take that stance, at least learn a bit about the industry. If he wants more Chihayafuru he should buy the manga instead, since those are the sales they were looking at. And by the way, they've increased like mad because of the anime, enough to make those S2 rumours quite believable.
>> No.40299  
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>>40296
>Nowadays their sub quality, stream quality and speed are on par with fansubs

Now if only the translation quality was up to par.

Meanwhile, only certain porn sites and crunchyroll require a monthly/paid account to view them. Even niconico, youtube, and the like can not only get by on ads alone, but make profit. Why can't crunchyroll?

also,
>stream
>high quality
pick one.

There's still shitty interlacing in places, even in the 720p shit, and I'm 90% that it's neither the encoder from horriblesubs nor the original source that put them there.
>> No.40300  
>>40299
90%* sure
>> No.40302  
>>40299
Not that guy, but you're pretty fucking delusional if you think the average fansub produces better translations than CR.
>> No.40303  
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>>40302
only the speedsubbers like commie and gg are on CR's level.

I, personally, don't mind waiting a few extra days for decent subs.
>> No.40304  
>>40299
Actually, you can watch anime on Crunchyroll for free with ads. You just can't view it the same day it airs in Japan (same for some other streaming sites, ANN especially stretched the definition of 'simulcast' with its 'one week later' simulcasts) and you can't view it in 720p. But in the case of the free streaming, CR is inferior to fansubs. I was talking about how CR is on par with/superior to fansubs with a premium account.

>>40297
I'd like a source on that. Yes, they look at the original work (in this case the manga) to see if an adaptation is viable, but if the adaptation doesn't sell well, even if the original work is popular, I can't see them making more of the adaptation.
>> No.40310  
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>>40278
What the hell's going on here. Why the sudden 4chan level of autism, taking "If Chihayafuru is not getting an S2, then there's no justice in this world" so literally?

If the BDs are ever licensed and released in NA, then I will buy them, but they are not, are they? What a way to start the day with a sour taste in my mouth.
>> No.40311  
>>40297
>If you're going to take that stance, at least learn a bit about the industry. If he wants more Chihayafuru he should buy the manga instead, since those are the sales they were looking at.
No. That would make no sense. Because it's not like the manga sales would greatly increase AGAIN by making another anime season.

And an increase in manga sales does what for the company that made the anime exactly? So because Kodansha is making more money from manga sales, Madhouse would want to make a second season? The anime companies make money off BD sales, not manga sales, and they aren't going to make more if the anime doesn't sell good.

>>40299
Most anime on Nicovideo airs a week after it airs on TV (there are exceptions of course) and usually only the latest episode to air and the first episode is free. I've spent a couple hundred watching anime on nicovideo, I'm an expert.

>Now if only the translation quality was up to par.
Considering so many people watch shit subs like Mazui and all that, the translations on CR are at least on par.

>>40310
I was more taking issue that you hoped it would get a second season even though you did not support the series. Anime isn't made for free. I did not think you seriously thought there would be no justice in the world.

>If the BDs are ever licensed and released in NA, then I will buy them
That's great, unfortunately that does nothing for the anime industry in Japan, and buying the BDs in the west does not help support additional seasons.
>> No.40314  
>>40311
>>If the BDs are ever licensed and released in NA, then I will buy them
>That's great, unfortunately that does nothing for the anime industry in Japan, and buying the BDs in the west does not help support additional seasons.

You're forgetting Big O and Last Exile.
>> No.40317  
>>40314
No I'm not. Last Exile sold several times better than Chihayafuru is selling (around 6000 for each of the first two volumes of Last Exile vs around 2000 for Chihayafuru). And even The Big O sold better than Chihayafuru. It even sold better than Zero no Tsukaima F and Shana Finale is selling. You're silly if you think those shows got a second season because of the western purchases.
>> No.40318  
>>40317
>You're silly if you think those shows got a second season because of the western purchases.
Even when CN was basically the sole reason for Big O's second season?
>> No.40319  
>>40318
>Even when CN was basically the sole reason for Big O's second season?
So now you are talking about a television network? I believe I said western purchases do not result in additional seasons. And even if they did, The Big O is the single example you can think of, and that was 10 years ago to boot?
>> No.40320  
>>40319
>6000 for each of the first two volumes of Last Exile
Is that for season 2 or 1? I recall season 1 bombed pretty hard in Japan.
Last Exile was just the most recent example I could think of. It was marketed on a bunch of western conventions which means that Gonzo is at least considering the western audiences as a siginificant market force.
I'm also pretty sure the FLCL blu-rays happened almost solely because of western support.
And let's not forget Ghibli either! Many of their films have seen great commercial success in the west, some have even gotten a theatrical re-release! I'm very sure that the profits from the west greatly assist Ghibli in continuing to produce their works.
The Halo anime, the upcoming Mass Effect anime and other productions catered specifically to a western audience also show how anime is becoming more and more of a internationalized affair. Japanese animation studios would be foolish to not consider western markets by now.
Anime is being increasingly licensed and simulcasted for every season that pass. To say that it's an exclusively Japanese phenomenon would be wrong.
>> No.40323  
>>40320
>Is that for season 2 or 1? I recall season 1 bombed pretty hard in Japan.
That's for season 1. And 6000 is not bombing. Season 2 is selling worse so far, by the way.

And even still. Let's assume that amazingly, Last Exile sold the same number in the west as it did in Japan. Let's say the Last Exile DVD Box Set sold 5000 units in Japan, and 5000 units in the west. Even then, the western sales are relatively unimportant in comparison to the Japanese sales.

For the western release, you have to pay for translation, dub actors, etc. Not to mention the original studio doesn't get the same cut of the sales profit, because the company localising it gets a cut as well. Add on top of that the price difference. DVD box set in America? Around 50 dollars retail price. In Japan? Around 300 dollars.

The western sales do really very little in terms of facilitating additional seasons. It just isn't that profitable.

FLCL getting BDs? Ok, whatever. FLCL sold significantly well in Japan. It getting BD release has nothing to do with the west. Ghibli? So what? They already make tons of money on their movies in Japan alone. They don't really need the west to continue making anime movies. They simply just get more money. Halo anime and Mass Effect catered towards western audiences? You don't say! Could it have anything to do with the fact that their creation was/is financed almost entirely by western companies? Meaning it has very little to do with Japanese considering the west and more to do with Microsoft et al throwing money at animation companies for their own purposes?

None of what you said in that paragraph there really has anything to do with my point anyway. I'm saying anime like Chihayafuru will not get a second season because of western sales. You can talk about how much money Ghibli makes, and you can talk about how animation sudios are making anime catered towards the west (when they are paid to do so by the west) but it is all irrelevant. The most important factor in a show getting another season, is its sales in Japan.
>> No.40324  
>>40323
I was never talking about Chihayafuru. You were talking like the west has no impact at all on Japanese anime, and that's wrong.
>> No.40329  
>>40324
All I ever said was buying the western BDs will not result in additional seasons, as it does very little for Japan. Then you start talking about Ghibli and Halo like it means anything.
>> No.40808  
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I CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT WEEK
>> No.40810  
>>40324
Actually, dude, by the time a license is picked up domestically the ship has long since sailed in Nippon. People who were gonna buy BDs have bought them and the rest is ancillary run-off.

Now, the sales in Japan may influence whether it is brought to the West, but the decision has usually been made whether to green light a second season by the time the first BDs are made available overseas.

Obviously, there are exceptions to this but they do not make the rule.
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>>40808
That was alright. Castro was surprisingly endearing this episode.
>> No.53922  
> I'm saying anime like Chihayafuru will not get a second season because of western sales.

Chihayafuru Season 3 airs this fall. don't bother though, 2nd season was crap.


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