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359450 No.37294  
New general anime thread for older and/or non-seasonal anime. (ie. ones which don't fit into the current season based threads)
>> No.37295  
File: Macross Frontier - Sayonara no Tsubasa - 1080p BDRip x264 DTSHD MA-DECAY.mkv_snapshot_00.01.02_[2011.10.24_06.00.36].jpg -(683.8 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I just downloaded the BD Raw for Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa, and watched the first 15 minutes of it. I managed to understand about half of the dialogue and narration, but I'm going to hold out and wait for fansubs. Concert scene at beginning looks great for most part, but I liked Universal Bunny scene from the first movie as this Kindan no Elixir scene uses way too much CGI IMHO.

I don't think I can wait much longer for someone to sub it though, so I may just go ahead and watch the RAW if no subs show up in the next couple of weeks or so.
Also, I'm planning to order the limited edition BD of the movie, and I'm probably going be ordering it from CDJapan, but has anyone heard of and had experience with this web store called Nippon-Yasan? (http://www.nippon-yasan.com/) They claim to insure products AND to declare them as gift and at a lower price so I don't have to worry about getting dinged at customs (Canadian customs, in my case). I don't know how insurance is going to work with a lower declared value though, and if they are even a legit store to begin with.
>> No.37296  
I just started watching Softenni a couple days ago. On episode 8 right now, it's really good.
>> No.37297  
File: [Ayako-Nishishi]_Softenni_-_08_[720p][BC0D635D].mkv_snapshot_14.28_[2011.06.01_19.56.07].jpg -(94.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Until the last two episodes where it forces bullshit drama that feels completely out of place. Yet another comedy series spoiled by Japan's need to have PLOT and STORY.
>> No.37299  
>declare them as gift
I wouldn't go with this. You can get in trouble if they check it out. And either way, I never get dinged by customs when importing. I've made 30,000 yen purchases and had no customs to deal with. If you order with something like FedEX though, you will have to pay at the door.
>> No.37301  
I've downloaded Texhnolyze and watched half of the first episode. I'm a little put off by by its presentation, but I'm gonna try it a little longer to see if either it changes or I can get used to its style.

Also downloaded Big O a while back and trying to get myself to rewatch it. Good stuff but it's just not as interesting as the first time around, unfortunately.
>> No.37303  

the first ep is nothing like the rest of the series. I'd even go so far as to recommend skipping ep 1 entirely. It's about as helpful as watching the first ep of Haruhi (broadcast order) to get an accurate sense of what the series is about.
>> No.37363  
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Oh man, I got Commie's version and watched it. Twas glorious! Isamu makes a cameo appearance.
Eagerly waiting for my BDs.
>> No.37368  
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Watched Endless Eight recently for the first time.
Certainly not something I'd watch again, but at the same time it wasn't the soul-shattering, life-destroying event people have made it out to be, either.

On a related note, where is my animated Kyonko, KyoAni? Get on it.
>> No.37369  
You're missing out on the actual trauma inducing part of it when you're catching up with it. We had to wait, week after week, only to get the same episode. And with new animation and different designs to boot. They had the budget and resources, it wasn't cheap or easy. What the hell?

At least it was good for making you feel extra bad for Yuki in time for the Disappearance movie.
>> No.37370  
>At least it was good for making you feel extra bad for Yuki in time for the Disappearance movie

During which I felt even sorrier for Yuki after Kyon turned down her alternate reality offer in favour of returning with Haruhi. What the fuck was he thinking? Goddamn.

Though if I didn't know better, I'd say Yuki didn't bother helping to right the whole E8 situation because she liked hanging around with Kyon, even if it was practically the same thing repeating itself fifteen thousand-odd times.
I realize she states several times that her purpose is only to observe, but she did strike me as being oddly passive, considering what was happening.
>> No.37372  
Cool spoilers, bro.
>> No.37375  
You care about spoilers for a 2 year old shitty show?
>> No.37376  
It's a movie from last year. But yes, I care even for spoilers from 2 year old shows.
>> No.37377  
Er did you think Kyon wouldn't turn down Yuki, and then they'd just live happily ever after the end? There would be no more Haruhi in that case so the ending should be obvious regardless of whether you watched it. And if you really cared you would have seen it already, not complain about spoilers 1 year + after.
>> No.37382  
I've already watched it. The spoiler isn't Kyon's decision (that was pretty obvious) but the fact that Yuki caused the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. You're left wondering what caused it until near the end of the movie.
>> No.37563  
File: [TV-J] Kidou Senshi Gundam UC Unicorn - episode.04 [BD 1920x1080 h264+AAC(5.1ch JP,EN) Sub(JP,EN,FR,SP,CH)].mp4_snapshot_22.37_[2011.11.15_00.48.38].jpg -(175.2 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Poor Banana-Ger, your hands will never save anybody.

But for a MC who cries like a bitch at every chance he's given, he's quite likable and a refreshing change from the mary sue MCs such as in other recent gundam shows.
>> No.37619  
I disagree. He never seems to mature or get shit ton. He talks a lot of talk but never does anything.

At least even though Kira for example was very preachy and anti-fighting, he would actually get things done.
>> No.37699  
Couldn't agree more. I want to like bananager, but there's just so much damn crying. Plus everyone knows that female jay leno is the really evil one anyway.
>> No.37709  
File: [SubDESU]_Yozakura_Quartet_Hoshi_no_Umi_-_03_[D2D6A779].mkv_snapshot_23.30_[2011.11.21_03.49.25].jpg -(43.1 KB, 848x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Sea of stars OAD ep 3 is out.

and the translation isn't half bad, nothing translated terribly incorrect.
This time, anyway.
>> No.37805  
File: [Nutbladder]_Kaiji_S2_-_20_[D8709E2A].mkv_snapshot_12.47_[2011.11.24_15.00.52].jpg -(170.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
What do these douches know!? I feel bad for Ichijou.
>> No.37807  
File: [Doremi].Kaiji.S2.Episode.26.[BF5B5200].mkv_snapshot_01.15_[2011.11.24_18.09.11].jpg -(98.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I think it was very thoughtless of Kaiji to say what he did to Ichijou, even if he said it with the best of his intentions.

I didn't really like this season as much as the first one, it felt like watching glorified gambling for delusional addicts. Whether they admitted it or not, everyone was a scumbag, stealing was fine as long as it was used for good (to gamble, lol), the bad guys were hard-working Teiai employees, and the pacing was kind of odd. I think the only moments where I actually felt on the edge were towards the end of chinchirorin arc and midway through the last Bog battle.

Still I liked S2 a lot. I feel sorry for Ichijou and wish he'd appear again. Maybe in his own little spin-off? Fukumoto seems to be into that so yeah. He was surprisingly endearing, more than just a pretty face. I dislike Daisuke Namikawa, but I must admit he did a good job voicing the fabulous manager. The last episode was incredibly heart-warming, betrayals aside, and suddenly hearing the GOOD opening song play during such a nice scene brought me to tears.

I love Kaiji.
>> No.38004  
File: [Coalgirls]_Katanagatari_10_(1280x720_Blu-Ray_FLAC)_[5510A373].mkv_snapshot_20.52_[2011.12.01_04.56.53].jpg -(153.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
It took a while (started in the summer), but I finally finished watching Katanagatari. It was very good like everyone said, but my gosh was the conclusion depressing. Togame's death scene was beautiful, but why did that have to happen? 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。 Poor Maniwani folks as well. In retrospect, the body count for the show was crazy high.

So yeah, Katanagatari was great, but now I feel empty and a little depressed.
>> No.38216  
File: [AFFTW]_Itsuka_Tenma_no_Kuro_Usagi_OAD_[DVD_720x480_x264_AAC][9BDCD305].mkv_snapshot_22.02_[2011.12.12_16.04.52].jpg -(46.7 KB, 720x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
It's been a while since I've been this entertained by a fanservice OAD.
>> No.38219  
Finally got around to watching Unicorn 4. It was damn amazing.
>> No.38221  
But... Itsuten? Really?
What did you think of the series?
>> No.38224  
File: [Derp]_Itsuka_Tenma_no_Kuro_Usagi_-_01_[1280x720_x264_AAC][D6C25CE4].mkv_snapshot_09.54_[2011.07.09_23.19.14].jpg -(116.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

It was rushed to the point where shit barely makes sense.
The show might as well be a magic/fantasy harem fanservice series without the full harem and without enough fanservice to be really justify watching it(though the majority of the fanservice is the loli's crotch)

That said, I've heard the manga is actually quite worth reading as it isn't rushed.
>> No.38226  
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I rewatched FLCL this saturday, and it was more fun than the last time. I love it when you discover things you didn't notice before. Also, Amarao's assistant is olev.
>> No.38228  
I'm finally going to finish the NGE films/OVA over the next two days after never managing to finish the show either.
>> No.38232  

Good luck, anon! I wonder when I'm going to be able to watch this. I watched six episodes once, but stopped for no reason.
>> No.38233  
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Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars) has announced a new film a few hours ago, titled Wolf Children.

>Hana is a 19-year-old college student. She falls in love with a werewolf and has two children, Ame and Yuki. The four live quietly in a corner of a city, but Hana decides to move to the countryside when the father werewolf suddenly dies.
>> No.38235  
Aw yeah, kemonomimi loli.
>> No.38237  

I thought for a minute that it would be the story of Romus and Remulus. Still sounds interesting, though.
>> No.38240  
>Roman shit
>in my animé masterpieces

Get out of /general/, man.
>> No.38244  
Don't know how to quote properly? Maybe you should heed your own advice.
>> No.38245  
Oh no, I'm so sorry. I won't do it again, I promise!
>> No.38250  
Romulus and Remus, right?
It'd be funny if one of them killed their own sibling and founded a city, but I don't think that'll happen.

It's probably going to be some adorable Ghibli shit about not discriminating people even though they have fucking cute-as-hell wolf ears on their heads.
>> No.38259  
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Started watching Nichijou yesterday. It's not as funny as I expected it to be but it does make me laugh every now and it's overall enjoyable and amusing. I like most of the cast, especially Yukko, but I absolutely hate Hakase and her scenes kind of ruin the show for me.

I'm stopping at episode 11 to read some PunPun.
>> No.38261  

Those are.... two quite different series.
And you had better start liking the professor, because you will see her a lot.
>> No.38263  
I disliked Hakase too and I still liked Nichijou, so you should be fine.
Yuuko and Mio were great.
>> No.38267  
I don't really follow anime anymore, but out of nowhere I decided to find something that (literally) looked nice. I get enough plot from other sources, so I figured something that was a bit stylized or just aesthetically pleasing in general would be enough. Holy shit Hyakka Ryouran was bad.

>> No.38269  
That it was.
>> No.38270  
Yup. I also watched it because it looked nice. I managed to complete it, but it honestly is one of the worst shows that I've completed.
>> No.38271  
>I disliked Hakase too and I still liked Nichijou
>> No.38274  
File: [Coalgirls]_Cardcaptor_Sakura_Movie_II_(688x448_DVD_AC3)_[A3ECBD6C].mkv_snapshot_00.09.38_[2011.12.15_19.44.54].jpg -(62.9 KB, 688x448) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
After being utterly spoiled by Pretty Cure, seeing a magical girl show end in a way that is a huge fuck /u/ is really quite painful.
>> No.38275  
What? Yurifags are the worst.
>> No.38276  

I dare not watch any magical girl show after Heartcatch. It was just too perfect.
>> No.38286  
It's funny because only fags dislike girl on girl.
>> No.38289  
There is a difference between disliking yuri, and being upset when a female character is not gay.
>> No.38307  
I think you meant to say "liking", because that line makes no sense.
>> No.38310  
I don't remember what I meant. But all I'm saying, is yurifags seem to get upset when there is even a male in a show. (I remember reading imas threads where they were horribly upset the producer was going to be in it). This is very absurd to me, and seems like they are super insecure or something.

Also a girl is 100x more moe when she is dere for a guy. Like Misaka Mikoto, or Inami, or whatever.
>> No.38330  
File: [Underwater-Commie] Nichijou - 15 (720p) [DCC5E1A9].mkv_snapshot_15.24_[2011.12.19_00.42.38].jpg -(104.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
The more I see Hakase, the more I hate her, but the show is so good when she's not around. This part made me laugh heartily, I wish the side characters would get more screentime.
>> No.38331  
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>> No.38343  
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Hahaha, that guy is my favourite, just fantastic. What do you think about Sasahara?
>> No.38350  
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I'm not the person who posted earlier, but Sasahara was one of my favorite characters.
>> No.38351  
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>> No.38358  
File: [Underwater-Commie] Nichijou - 17 (720p) [358A17F6].mkv_snapshot_14.40_[2011.12.19_01.53.41].jpg -(136.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I don't really care for him, but my opinion might be tainted by the fact that I already heard he ends up with gundere, a character I dislike. His excentric behaviour is amusing though.

Only two episodes left, I am sad.
>> No.38359  
File: [Underwater-Commie] Nichijou - 25 (720p) [27B3EF99].mkv_snapshot_20.53_[2011.12.21_16.01.09].jpg -(77.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
So as it turns out those screenshots I had seen weren't exactly what I thought they were, but the result was more or less the same, and they appeared in the Love-like segment, so yeah.

This part almost made me shed a tear. I wish I had friends like these.
>> No.38365  
File: 44ca2456a4dd69b1e22eb5df9fd45c5d.jpg -(305.3 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>gundere, a character I dislike

OK now we have a problem.
>> No.38366  
Sorry. Her design is cute, I'll give you that.
>> No.38487  
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So I just finished Ichigo Mashimaro, and am almost finished with the first OVA. I like most of the characters a lot, and some of the jokes are quite funny or unexoected, but I feel like I should be more excited about it. Am I just not a lolicon?
>> No.38488  
File: e9656e529ab916c28400c2df0981b4d7[1].jpg_1310749 -(241.2 KB, 623x937) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Don't worry, you probably just hate cute stuff.
>> No.38501  

I don't, though ;_;
Maybe my superego is just telling me not to enjoy the work of a lolicon.
>> No.38502  
Penis enlarger moe~
>> No.38504  
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Actually, I think Ana is wielding some sort of ancient, Japanese, bamboo flamethrower. Notice the canisters of gas she has on her back.
>> No.38507  
I was thinking water gun (note the presence of water.) But hey, the artist doesn't specify so flamethrower works too.
>> No.38512  
it's a thing that sprays poison, to kill the bugs in the garden she is in. Geez, haven't any of you ever played donkey kong 3?!
>> No.38515  
>note the presence of water
That's just the sweet, sweet mixture of loli sweat and petrol.
>> No.38520  
Up to Mawaru 16. Still don't know what the fuck is going on but I'm enjoying it somewhat.
>> No.38521  
I finished the loli marshmallow OVA, and the last episode was fun, I guess. The first Encore episode was fun, too, but I'm still a little unsure about whether I really like it more than "yeah, it's good".
>> No.38522  
I completed DKC3 and I don't remember what you're talking about.
>> No.38527  
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>> No.38601  
File: [Coalgirls]_Ghost_Hound_12_(1280x720_Blu-Ray_FLAC)_[65855C3B].mkv_snapshot_13.24_[2012.01.07_09.43.34].jpg -(87.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This show, man, this show.
It could've been so much more, so much potential wasted.

But Miyako alone made the watch well worth it. The atmosphere of the show was very enjoyable, as well.
>> No.38614  
Yeah that show was awesome, but the ending just ruined it completely. It still has one of my favorite OP's, though.
>> No.38617  
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Watched some of this. It's pretty good. Basically an R-rated SZS, though unlike Shafts TV-series, this one has consistently good animation. I like how they don't focus on a specific character or anything for each episode, just do some good comedy. It's not like: "Okay, this guy is a cyborg, here's a bunch of cyborg jokes" or "Here's science girl doing a lot of science shit". That often felt like a problem in SZS, it got bogged down in the amount of characters which led to a bunch of really stale jokes.

I've been thinking of watching Birdy lately, by the way, good idea?
>> No.38621  
That'd be a mighty good idea.
>> No.38656  
Katte ni Kaizou?
>> No.38660  
Well deduced, detective boy!
>> No.38770  
File: [Eclipse] Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 47 (1280x720 h264) [A55C76D9].mkv_snapshot_11.35_[2012.01.14_03.03.39].jpg -(133.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Finished Brotherhood yesterday. I never expected FMA to be this good, to be honest. I heard there are bits that are different in the manga so I might read it one of these days.

Picture related, my homunculus hasubando.
>> No.38776  
Brotherhood was the best anime of 2009, and probably the best 'shounen' ever made.
>> No.38788  
>best 'shounen' ever made
I don't understand why you used the apostrophes but I disagree with you, I prefer other stories from that demographic. I do think it's one of the best from that year though.
>> No.38794  
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Finally finished watching ARIA, I made sure to take my time. It was nice that the production values went up with each season, but I would have liked the Origination even more if they had put more focus on Neo-Venezia instead of the characters.
>> No.38796  
Care to provide some examples?
>> No.38797  
Kenshin OVA. Was 2009 that shit that FMA:B was the best show from then? Isnt bakemonogatari from 2009?
>> No.38799  
I enjoyed Brotherhood as much as Kenshin, perhaps a little more. Both are brilliant though.
>Isnt bakemonogatari from 2009?
Yes, and I think Brotherhood and maybe a few other shows from that year were better than it.
>> No.38800  

Have you read the manga? I'm thinking of perhaps buying the series on DVD and watching them for relaxation, but might it be too alike the manga?

That's a pretty stupid question, actually. That would not be a problem at all, come to think of it.
>> No.38805  
The anime has much slower pacing and makes every moment count by playing incredible OST at any given moment. If you enjoyed the manga, you will surely enjoy the anime. In my experience the show is at its best when watched after a day of hard work.
>> No.38810  
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Oh neat. Aria talk.

I've been watching it at a very leisurely pace, and I'm currently half way through "The Natural". I really love it and it makes me wish that Mars could be terraformed (to become similar to Aqua) within my lifetime.
The characters are absolutely wonderful and the OST, as mentioned above is amazing.

AFAIK, the show never got an HD treatment, so I wish that they'd produce an OVA in HD with stunning production values.
>> No.38811  
I got halfway through the second series and never went back, now I can't remember where I left off to pick it back up.
I didn't feel like I was getting it anyway, it was kinda nice but I can't see the widespread appeal.
>> No.38812  
>it was kinda nice but I can't see the widespread appeal.

Well, this is understandable, I don't think ARIA has very much widespread appeal. It's a manga about nothing, after all.
>> No.38817  

The appeal is just watching them go about their day, taking it easy and enjoying themselves. It's a show you can just put on and not have to think, just enjoy.
>> No.38818  
Most shows you can put on and watch without having to think.
>> No.38836  
I just watched the first episode of Madoka, and Kyubei's voice is already annoying me. I sort of wish I hadn't known stuff about it before, like the twist in episode 3 (I think), but it was pretty cool. I hope it stays good, and that Homerun gets some cool scenes, which I've heard hinting at.
>> No.39373  
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Ok, so I have been watching Madoka and Milky Holmes (the first season) at the same time, and it's very strange. Milky Holmes is light hearted, hilarious comedy with practically no interconnecting story, dakimakura and JoJo posing. It moves along snappily, and doesn't try that hard at all. That said, I really like it.

Madoka, on the other hand is very slow. I'm only at episode four, but this could all have taken an episode and a half. The music is excellent, and a lot of the bizarre stuff looks cool. The fights are also very good, but I don't really like any of the characters that much. Mami came across as sort of an asshole to Homerun, and Madoka and Sayaka are just boring. Actually, I think Homerun is the only character I like, and, she is more cool. They tried a little too hard to make this cool, and it just becomes too dragged out and pretentious. Also, knowing the spoiler in episode three (damn /a/) really ruined it for me, even though I probably would have seen it coming. I heard that it gets better around episode ten, so I'm holding out for that. One last thing is that I know that Kyuubey is evil, but they haven't really made him threatening enough. Knowing that he is a right bastard probably makes me see him as more evil than you would if you went into it with no knowledge of it whatsoever. And why didn't Homerun kill him at the end of episode three?
>> No.39375  
Milky Holmes is very well done, and in my opinion, much better than Madoka. Most of the fandom and love for Madoka came from the whole, "Oh my god, it's mahou shoujo, but dark and edgy! This has never been done before!"
>> No.39376  
>And why didn't Homerun kill him at the end of episode three?

You'll find out later.

And Homu is by far, the best, and only good character in an otherwise not so good show. Milky was better.
>> No.39380  
It was painfully obvious that Urobuchi hadn't written for television before, the whole show could've been condensed into a six episode OVA, should've been actually. They really should've fleshed out Kyubey's backstory too. I didn't really feel any animousity or sympathy for him throughout the show, and that's basically the defining trait of a really bad villain.

Milky Holmes is great though. It felt like the staff didn't know what kind of show they wanted to make in the first couple of episodes. Mystery? Moe~moe slice-of-life? Comedy? Crazy insane comedy? In the end they decided on the last option, and it was glorious. Season two is shaping up to be even better, so you're definitely in for a real treat!

It's the same as the Bakemonogatari-phenomenon. Everybody was claiming that it was "revolutionary" and "deep." But look beyond the Shinbou-bullshit and all you have is an ecchi-harem show with both comedic and supernatural elements, which is, like, exactly the same as 50% of anime being released today. The only thing that separates it from the other garbage is that it's a relatively strong show.
Fucking Shaft-worshippers.
>> No.39381  
>the whole show could've been condensed into a six episode OVA, should've been actually

Yeah, for a 12 episode show the pacing was pretty bad. The whole Sayaka ark was really lame, and she was a boring and relatively obnoxious character who was really hard to empathise with.
>> No.39392  
I started watching Turn A Gundam. It's pretty interesting.
>> No.39393  
Sometimes I think about mecha series, and realize that I haven't watched any of the franchise ones (Macross, Gundam, etc). Would watching just a high budget movie or OVA be any fun, or is it the sort of thing where you have to have followed it from start to finish?
>> No.39394  
You can get away with watching pretty much any of the macross series independent of one another. Do You Remember Love and Macross Plus have my full endorsements. I dunno about gundam however.
>> No.39396  
Seconding Macross Plus (OVA or Movie, both are good). For the original Macross, I prefer the TV version.
>> No.39397  

Thanks a lot!


Oh I just want big robots hitting each other on the head, and I want it to be pretty.
>> No.39470  
Been rewatching Gintama from the very beginning, and it's much more enjoyable then the last time I did so and the first time I watched it.

Think it's because I know the characters a lot more, and get the jokes, but it's been a good watch all round.

Not related to this thread, but I think I'm giong to start watching the new Hunter X Hunter as well, after I get through all of Gintama.
>> No.39740  
Watched that new FMA movie today. I didn't really care for the plot or characters, but the animation was pretty cool and I did like the design of the batsuits and the mask commander. I should have taken a screenshot of those before deleting the movie at least.
>> No.39741  
Recently watched the Denpa Teki na Kanojo OVAs. Ame is pretty moe, and her sister is cute too. Wish there were more than two episodes.
>> No.39780  
File: [Commie] Hotarubi no Mori e [BD 1080p AAC] [52244604].mkv_snapshot_04.32_[2012.02.27_01.49.56].jpg -(237.4 KB, 1912x1072) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I just watched Hotarubi no Mori e, which is a short film based on a one-shot by the author of Natsume Yuujinchou. It had a lot of similarities too, since it's about a girl who interacts with youkai, and felt like an extended episode of Natsume. Would definitely recommend watching it if you're a fan of the series.
>> No.39807  
That was nice. Thanks for recommending it.
>> No.39909  
File: [gg]_Mawaru_Penguindrum_-_19_[E0AC7FEC].mkv_snapshot_21.46_[2012.03.03_12.44.23].jpg -(66.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I'm so confused.
>> No.39911  

You should read the TL musings as well. www.8ths.in
He's pretty clever.
>> No.39915  
He reads too much into things and he uses the word deep way too much for me to take him seriously.

Good at TLing though!
>> No.39917  
With Penguindrum, I think if you didn't read too much into things you'd be lost the whole time. At least I know I am... One episode to go, but it'll have to wait.
>> No.39919  
I doubt you can read too much into Ikuhara, really.
>> No.39943  
File: [Z-Z] Aquarion Ep. 9 - The Path to Dreams.mkv_snapshot_05.44_[2012.03.05_13.04.17].jpg -(69.2 KB, 720x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Is Pierre secretly bisexual?
>> No.39952  
File: 682f5e2a6aac6bfce569cf2d405641c7.png -(190.2 KB, 480x640) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Wow, that Milky Holmes sure was fun. And Twenty sure was the best character, even though most of them had something fun to say at some point or another. I particularly liked Mary and Kate.
>> No.39955  
He's just gattaisexual.
>> No.39968  
File: [SubDESU]_Sora_no_Otoshimono_Tokeijikake_no_Angeloid_[1920x1080_x264-FLAC][A207DC0B].mkv_snapshot_00.35.57_[2012.03.07_19.36.46].jpg -(195.7 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
the wait for the Sengoku Basara movie is going to kill me.

And the SnO movie was incredibly underwhelming. A 1 hour recap of the story, from the Anime aired story line (they put a cop-out scene for nymph for the scene/arc she wasn't supposed to be in, this time at least).
>> No.39989  
File: fuck.jpg -(59.1 KB, 853x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I can watch this episode at any time and it will never fail to make me cry.
>> No.39992  
The Sengoku Basara: The last party movie is already out by [gg]. Unless you are referring to some other sengoku.
>> No.39993  
File: 1217527347026.jpg -(405.6 KB, 1144x1693) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

I somehow missed that. three months late to the party, oh well. thanks.

Now all that is left is the strike witches movie to wait for.
>> No.40036  
Source? Somehow, the art looks familiar. I wonder where I've seen it.
>> No.40037  
File: 7054c5c64e966b5d1a38ae6e5121e810.jpg -(107.5 KB, 444x580) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Noein. I'd like to see this style used in other works, I really like it.
>> No.40122  
File: No-no-no-no-NO-NO-NO.gif -(1473.8 KB, 400x267) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>Studio Nue co-founder Haruka Takachiho reported on Wednesday that Noboru Ishiguro, the veteran director of such works as Space Battleship Yamato, the first color Astro Boy anime series (1980), The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, and Legend of the Galactic Heroes, has passed away. He was 73.

>> No.40125  
File: 1314472772760.jpg -(59.3 KB, 640x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>> No.40180  
He will be missed.
>> No.40379  
File: [UTW]_Amagami_SS_-_21_[BD][h264-720p_AC3][44A828C7].mkv gajins.jpg -(229.3 KB, 480x1800) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Fuck, I hate accidentally hitting CTRL+R instead of CTRL+T. There goes ~200 words. Here's a slightly shorter version.

I Finished Amagami SS (season 1) this morning. After finding out how the anime was going to handle the routes, I thought I'd skip some of the arcs, but I'm glad I sat through all of them. Even the girls whom I didn't really care for, I warmed up to them by the end of their respective routes.

Haruka: Them faux-drills and blue eyes. I think her VA did a great job, and the little bits of English topped the voice acting nicely. Such a fun character.

Kaoru: SEX HAIR, and she's such a "bro".

Sae: "教官~" is pretty cute.

Ai: I really like her voice. My ideal kouhai type. Her ED is my favourite ED.

Rihoko: Tea Ceremony club-end. I hear she gets a proper ending in SS+, hooray!

Tsukasa: Image sums it up. Favourite heroine.

Risa: D'aww, 2nd favourite heroine.

Extras: They are all great. Hibiki route/arc, where?

Verdict - I should've watched this sooner.

I'm currently downloading 2nd season and the PS2 ギャルゲ. I hope Hibiki is romanceable in the PS2 game.
>> No.40388  
A wholeheartedly approve of your Tsukasa > Risa > * ranking system.
>> No.40448  
There is no Hibiki route. She is a side character. And you really should've played the game before watching the anime.
>> No.40589  
File: [SubDESU]_Nekogami_Yaoyorozu_OVAv2_(BD_1280x720_x264_AAC)_[942E9C55].mkv_snapshot_17.13_[2012.04.24_05.39.05].jpg -(142.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
glorious OVA.

Was hoping for more of the white cat of ill omen, but this was fine too.
>> No.40590  
File: Nekogami_Yeow Yuzu_OVA.jpg -(195.0 KB, 1280x1360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This and the flashing scene afterwards was the highlight of the show.
>> No.40592  
File: Goddamn it Shun.jpg -(243.8 KB, 1053x684) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Waiting for Omega is a pain so I started watching Saint Seiya with my friends today. Can't wait to get to this scene and see their reactions.
>> No.40620  
God dammit shun.
>> No.40630  
File: Oh Shiryu.png -(1110.4 KB, 640x2400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I lost count of how many times Shiryu has gotten himself shirtless so far.
>> No.40635  
File: [Chihiro]_Working!!_-_07_[1280x720_Blu-ray_FLAC][302BF00C].mkv_snapshot_20.19_[2012.04.19_18.31.27].jpg -(114.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Was watching Working!! the other day for what was about the fourth or fifth time when I noticed the contents of this screenshot; Yachiyo with her eye(s) open. Although I'm quite possibly the only person in the world who hasn't yet noticed this and/or finds this to be even remotely note-worthy, I still thought it was interesting.
>> No.40639  
File: [Commie] UN-GO - 00 Inga-ron [73ACAA11].mkv_snapshot_40.33_[2012.04.29_11.57.10].jpg -(62.5 KB, 1024x576) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This just makes me want a second season.
>> No.40641  
Just ask her out Satou for fuck sake, their relationship has gone way past ebing funny, now it's just fucking rageworthy.
>> No.40702  
Autist detected
>> No.40773  
File: Glorious flat faced technology.jpg -(242.3 KB, 878x1920) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This was pretty fun, regardless of the terrible flash animation it had. I'll check the manga when I can.
>> No.40777  
File: 100_man_whore.PNG -(312.4 KB, 721x453) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I got the 100 Man Whore box set so I've been rewatching it. I tried the dub, which is actually quite good, and I'm enjoying it a bit more than I did when it first aired,
>> No.40780  
I enjoyed that a lot when it was airing, that scene you posted was when I knew it was going to be great.
Also dub, really? The Japanese VAs were fucking A+ top tier, I'm not sure why you'd consider trying generic Cali girl squeeky voices.
>> No.40785  
File: Sket Dance - 14 (1280x720 x264 AAC).mkv_snapshot_21.59_[2012.05.10_01.06.17].jpg -(101.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>I tried the dub, which is actually quite good
>> No.40787  
What the fuck are you doing? The original has Tamura fucking Yukari as a slutty girl for the main character.
>> No.40789  

Yeah, I know, I know. I had already seen it with the original cast and it's definitely superior but I figured what the HELL, I own it now. Might as well give it a shot. Just saying. Compared to 99% of the English dubs out there, they actually did a decent job. At least the lead did.
>> No.40799  
Is that the actual name?
I certainly am not getting any relevant results from searching around.
>> No.40803  
B Gata H Kei.
>> No.40806  
>> No.40863  
File: Goodnight sweet prince.jpg -(36.4 KB, 720x544) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I cried a little.

Sanctuary arc is pretty cool so far.
>> No.40864  
I recently caught up on all of Cardfight Vanguard (via nicovideo) and I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting it to be a crappy kids show like Yugioh, but it's not. They seem to know they have an older market too, kind of like Precure. I also love all the Milky Holmes cameos. Bushiroad is crazy.

Aside from that I also rewatched Kannagi in commemoration of the author's recovery. It's the first time I watched it since it aired 4 years ago. When I first watched it, Nagi or Zange-chan would've been my favourite girls, but rewatching it I find myself rooting for Tsugumi. It's interesting to me how my tastes have changed over the years.
>> No.40873  
I rooted for Akiba, and always will.
>> No.40898  
File: IchijouCrying2.gif -(556.7 KB, 400x225) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>Police in Kanagawa Prefecture arrested composer Hideki Taniuchi (Death Note, Kaiji, Otogi Zoshi, Aoi Bungaku Series) for possession of dried cannabis on Tuesday. According to the prefectural police, the 39-year-old man asked to speak with a lawyer and has not provided a deposition yet.

>Police reported that Taniuchi was taken into custody from his Yokohama home at about 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday. He was allegedly concealing a pipe and 1.5 grams (about 0.053 ounces) of marijuana valued at about 9,000 yen (about US$110) in his second-floor living room.

Why why why why I want to dive feeling over ;_;
>> No.40900  
What in the heckington! Don't Japanese police have more important things to do than bust talented composers? I'm not really pro-cannabis, but Jesus Christ, I can't even feel 1,5 grams in my palm. Now I'll have to listen to the Death Note soundtrack (which I still hold to be one of the best ever) whilst pretending to be thirteen again.
>> No.40901  
Serves him right. He should know better.
>> No.40902  
Didn't you know? Japan has some of the strictest drug policies in the world.
Japanese cannabis is really shitty though, so it's strange how people even bother taking the risks by smoking it.
>> No.40937  
>1.5 grams of marijuana valued at about 9,000 yen

Holy fuck, that's expensive
>> No.40983  
File: Is this nigga serious.jpg -(118.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Man I thought Sengoku Basara couldn't get any gayer after S2, but today the movie proved I couldn't possibly be more wrong.

The DVD extra episode was hilarious (and gay). Yukimura is moe.
>> No.40997  
Shin Kyoto-Hen OVA not so good. Words words words no swords. The new artstyle looks horrible in some characters, the fights were good but extremely short. I don't get the point of this project.
>> No.41030  

Thinking of watching this. Definite recommendation, or are there better ormance anime for my "money"?
>> No.41083  
File: [ANE] Bakemonogatari - Ep11 [BDRip 1080p x264 FLAC].mkv_snapshot_18.50_[2012.06.03_19.31.39].jpg -(154.1 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Is that a metaphor for saying she had sex with random people?
>> No.41087  
No. She is a bro.
>> No.41112  
File: 3a58dc2a51cbb67b4f0648c1e92c745c.jpg -(214.3 KB, 960x960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Finished Madoka, which was a chore.

- Homerun should have been the main character all the time
- Homerun is awesome and manly
- None of the other characters had any development or realism to them
- Madoka's family is fucked up
- Sayaka is terrible
- Kyoko disappoints
- Music is great, but they play "Sis puella magi" [I]way[/i] too much. Like three times per episode.
- Monsters are kinda cool
- There were four or so moments of really damn good animation, and some pretty decent
- Head tilts were sparse
- I love the commercials. It's like I'm really Japanese
- Homerun is the best

The last three episodes actually made it feel kind of worth it. A weak 7/10, maybe?
>> No.41126  
Can anyone tell me whether Gundam Unicorn is any good?
>> No.41127  
File: [TV-J] Kidou Senshi Gundam UC Unicorn - episode.04 [BD 1920x1080 h264+AAC(5.1ch JP,EN) Sub(JP,EN,FR,SP,CH)].mp4_snapshot_04.43_[2011.11.15_00.17.21].jpg -(166.5 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

it's fucking great. Go watch.
>> No.41131  
File: Was it love.jpg -(271.3 KB, 714x1600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Was it rape?
>> No.41132  
No, it was just bestiality.
>> No.41133  
Kawamori softly trolling everyone, etc.
>> No.41134  
File: Pierre is a stud.jpg -(736.7 KB, 2000x2222) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

I shouldn't think too much about this, I still have half a show to go.
>> No.41135  
You should make sure you watch the OVA after where Toma rapes Aquarion, gets pregnant, then miscarries.
>> No.41136  
File: [Z-Z] Aquarion Ep. 16 - Black Mirror.mkv_snapshot_23.02_[2012.06.07_21.03.jpg -(58.8 KB, 720x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Oh God why do I keep reading the spoilers ;_;
>> No.41193  
File: [TV-J] Kidou Senshi Gundam UC Unicorn - 05 [BD 1920x1080 h264+AAC(5.1ch JP,EN) Sub(JP,EN,FR,SP,CH)].mp4_snapshot_13.17_[2012.06.13_07.39.59].jpg -(175.4 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Almost a month late to the party, but each ova is worth the wait.

though the next wait is going to be even longer than this one. AGAIN.
>> No.41195  
Should I just wait til it's finished? How many episodes will there be?
>> No.41196  
File: [TV-J] Kidou Senshi Gundam UC Unicorn - 05 [BD 1920x1080 h264+AAC(5.1ch JP,EN) Sub(JP,EN,FR,SP,CH)].mp4_snapshot_06.03_[2012.06.13_07.31.32].jpg -(196.2 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

7 currently. It was originally planned to be 6 episodes, but changed to 7 shortly before ep 5 was released.

as ep 6 is to be released at about this time next year, and ep 7 most likely with an even longer wait than that one (TBA), Sunrise might decide milk one more ep out of the work.
>> No.41198  
I'll just wait, then. Is there any other cool, short Gundam stuff I could watch?
>> No.41200  
Not him, but Turn A, if you haven't seen it yet.
>> No.41201  
Thank you, /bun/!
>> No.41203  
I wouldn't exactly call Turn A Gundam short. What I watched of it was good, but if I were to recommend something short with mechs to him, I'd just say go with Macross F OVA. Can't go wrong there.
>> No.41204  
Oops, I wasn't reading carefully. I missed "short".
>> No.41206  
File: [Kamigami] Kidou Senshi Gundam UC Unicorn - 05 [BD 1920x1080 x264 FLAC(5.1ch JP,EN) Sub(JP,EN,FR,SP,CH)].mkv_snapshot_36.15_[2012.06.08_03.59.57].jpg -(228.4 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Why is Audrey so moe?
>> No.41228  
File: 5e954ed64bb5ed49f1ec1056f82754f5.jpg -(347.4 KB, 685x972) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Sounds like you want War in the Pocket. It's a 6 episode OVA that a decent portion of Gundam fans consider the best thing in the franchise.
If you want something a little longer try 08th MS Team. It's a 12 episode OVA about a unit fighting a guerilla war on the frontlines of some totally-not-Vietnam country.

I'd definitely recommend you watch both, you can't really go wrong with them.
>> No.41229  
File: 너에게 닿기를.E01.첫 이야기.(선행방송).480p.QAM.Xvid-TooKids.avi_snapshot_01.43_[2012.06.14_05.16.18].jpg -(58.3 KB, 768x432) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Had a sudden curiosity about anime dubbed in Korean.
Starting Kimini Todoke, and I can't quite decide if the VAs are worse on average than English VAs.

On other notes, the broadcast video quality sucks, and the ginormous channel logo is an eyesore.
>> No.41235  
Don't forget about igloo.
People always forget about igloo.
I'd also recommend endless waltz but who hasn't watched that by this point?
After you're done with those three (4 if you're born after 1995) there's more niche-appealing works like 0083 and char's counter attack (the latter of which is a little too integrated to the whole UC mainline to be enjoyed alone tbh)
>> No.41236  
File: [Coalgirls]_Yuru_Yuri_05_(1280x720_Blu-Ray_FLAC)_[62FD25E0].mkv_snapshot_19.51_[2012.06.14_22.58.41].jpg -(108.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This isn't too bad. The visuals are much better than I expected and I like most of the characters. It's like everyone in the show is a rampant lesbian except for あっかりーん, which I like, but it's never even explained. Are they enrolled in a lesbian only school? Does Yuru Yuri take place on Reverse Earth where everyone is homosexual? Is half of the show's cast actually traps, a fact which was explained off-screen? Why are there so many girls at Comiket? And why does Yui live alone? Isn't she, like, 13? The show gives rise to too many questions and not enough answers.
The comedy is alright, but it's starting to repeat itself even though I'm only five episodes in. If they do another 'meganekko-lewd-fantasy' joke I'm going to lose it, those were only marginally funny the first two times and has descended into rampant fanservice. Fanservice which is by the way, surprisingly prevalent in this show, I'm okay with lolis, but I find myself frequently pausing and looking over my back to make sure no one is around when I watch it...
>> No.41237  

>And why does Yui live alone? Isn't she, like, 13?

It's not all that strange for teenagers to live on their own in Japan, at least not as strange as it would be in America. They consider teenagers to be young adults instead of old children
>> No.41238  

Also I thought of Yui's situation with her parents as being somewhat rough, since in a later episode they make her watch her little cousin in the bedroom while everyone else has fun at the new years gathering. I'm probably overthinking it though
>> No.41241  
Uh no dude. 13 year olds don't live on their own in Japan. Quit spouting BS.
>> No.41243  

Yui doesn't really live on her own, her parents still pay for her stuff. It's not common by any means but it happens
>> No.41245  
> I find myself frequently pausing and looking over my back to make sure no one is around when I watch it...
I pity you for not having your own computer in your room.
>> No.41246  

for the first 6 years of my internet life I had to be in the living room. I wonder how many times my mom walked by and saw loli hentai over my shoulder.
>> No.41255  
Oh, I've got my own room, I'm just paranoid. Wearing headphones make me feel so vulnerable~. It used to be much worse though. As a kid, I believed that people from the future were using their future tech to spy on me, constantly. I didn't dare masturbate before I was 15.
>> No.41272  
File: [Z-Z] Aquarion Ep. 25 - Final Battle! Atlandia.mkv_snapshot_17.39_[2012.06.16_14.52.50].jpg -(63.8 KB, 720x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I'm not sure I understand the bestiality joke from before or why they showed the eagle, wolf and whatever that other thing was when the guys merged, or the silly constellations near the end, but I still shed a couple of tears of excitement during the climax.

I guess I can now watch EVOL, or the OVAs, or the movie.
>> No.41273  
File: [Z-Z] Aquarion Ep. 26 - The Day The World Begins.mkv_snapshot_03.02_[2012.06.16_15.02.46].jpg -(63.3 KB, 720x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Oh and the whole point of using that picture was to mention that Toma is moe.
>> No.41274  
You'll understand when you watch Evol.
>> No.41304  
File: Mawaru.Penguindrum.full.915729.jpg -(338.2 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Finished a weekend marathon of the Penguindrum BDs, it firmly re-established itself as one of the greatest shows I've ever seen. I can't say much more that hasn't already been said about the show, so instead I'll mention that the BDs manage to look even better than the TV rips, which I remembered as looking amazing in the first place. If you were considering re-watching this show and haven't seen the BDs yet, I thoroughly recommend going for it.

In other news I marathoned Ichigo 100%, which turned out to be mildly more preferable to self-castration via potato peeler.
>> No.41306  
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Kawamori is on a mission
>> No.41307  
File: Being Green is Suffering 02.png -(973.2 KB, 640x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
against greens.
>> No.41310  
File: lost_penguindrum.png -(2379.7 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Penguindrum is better upon rewatching because you can pick up the countless little details. And yes, the BDs are absolutely gorgeous.

Don't make us wait that much again, Ikuhara.
>> No.41318  
I just finished episode 5 of serial experiments lain.

Am I supposed to have no fucking clue what's going on? Because the entire past few episodes have been severely confusing.

The flow of the plot seems to be completely fucked up. Do they explain stuff later, does the plot actually start? Or does it stay just as a confusing mess?

>> No.41319  
File: lain.jpg -(59.3 KB, 300x406) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

the last few episodes throw in a conclusion, and several important pieces that make things really start coming together. It's generally advised to rewatch the series shortly after finishing it to help make sense of what exactly is going on and when.
If you're too lazy to bother with doing that, the wikipedia article for SE: Lain will answer all of your questions, and then some you didn't even think to ask.
>> No.41321  
Finish it then ask questions here, /bun/ fucking loves Lain and all related discussion.
>> No.41323  
>> No.41324  
File: 1339973301648.jpg -(26.6 KB, 587x557) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

>> No.41326  
I'm pretty sure that's because the parents didn't want Yui's cousin to see them drinking alcohol or just being adults in general, and Yui has to be there because her cousin is, like, five years old.
You /bunbuns/ always assume the worst!

Anyway, Yuru Yuri is turning out to be pretty mediocre and I'm considering dropping it. Then again, there's only three episodes left.
Decisions, decisions...
>> No.41330  
File: 1340039189635.jpg -(26.6 KB, 251x245) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

You have to atleast watch the last episode. Chizuru initiates a hardcore yuri orgy with everyone.

It's ecchi as hell.
>> No.41331  
I'm surprised you made it that far to begin with. I got bored and dropped it after the first episode. It baffles me how people can enjoy such shows.
>> No.41333  

Cute girls doing cute things.

End of discussion.
>> No.41334  
There is an infinite number of cute girls doing cute things. Nothing about Yuru Yuri makes it stand out or be less generic.
>> No.41335  
The cute girls are all hard gay, the production is pretty damn good, TOSHINO KYOUKO etc.
I'm not arguing that it's a great show, but you can do a lot, lot worse that Yuru Yuri, especially if you're only after cute girls doing cute things.
>> No.41337  
File: one_of_the_few_genuinely_funny_moments_in_the_show.jpg -(78.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I'll just watch the last episode then.

As the other anons and I mentioned earlier, surprisingly good production values and cute girls makes it work alright. What irks me the most about Yuru Yuri is the horrible comedic timing that is, sadly, so prevalent in most anime of its kind. I mean, there was plenty of meat on that bone. They only needed to throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato... Baby they'd have a stew going! But no, they just threw everything into the trash. Maybe it's a culture thing. Is Yuru Yuri generally considered funny among the Japanese otaku?
Anyway, I doubt I'd make it much further than episode two if I'd been watching it while it aired, but when you have the whole season available, it becomes easy to just put on a couple of episodes when you're bored or want to wind down a little.

>> No.41338  
Actually, it was better when it was once a week. Not the kind of show you sit down and marathon because yeah, it is pretty samey.

Stop that.
>> No.41339  
I thought YRYR was pretty damn funny, especially compared to most comedy SoL's. Am I weird?
>> No.41340  
File: Hardcore Yuri Pornografee.jpg -(143.0 KB, 500x371) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

No, the characters were cute, loveable, silly, and funny.

Everyone who doesn't love it, is a lesbian hating misogynist from /new/ with a sword up their ass, that's just a cold hard fact.

>> No.41343  

I thought it was pretty funny. The part with himawari's imouto talking about how shitty society is was great
>> No.41349  
Eh, I didn't think it was very funny. Basically just a show for cute girls.
>> No.41382  
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i would watch a s2
>> No.41389  
Good news, S2 is airing in July.
>> No.41403  
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Well I finally watched the Berserk movie. Maybe it's all the bitching I heard from berserkfags, or me not remembering these parts very well, but I actually liked it a lot. Despite the changes and pacing, it was enjoyable, the CGI wasn't as disgusting as I thought it'd be, and the fights were cool. I'm still mad at the trailer song not being in the OST though, and I can't find it anywhere...

Now we wait for the next BD.
>> No.41411  
File: [gg]_Mawaru_Penguindrum_-_24v2_[E5972315].mkv_snapshot_22.55_[2012.06.26_00.13.35].jpg -(160.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Finally finished Penguindrum...

>> No.41421  
You fool! The BDs were finished!
>> No.41440  
I started watching Yuru Yuri today and before I had watched it I saw some stuff about how Akari is a forgotten main character and I thought it was pretty funny how it was making fun of the mangaka for forgetting about the main character and focusing on side characters. I'm disappointed that it's an actual joke in-show.
>> No.41446  
Who's subbing the BDs?
>> No.41448  
I'm asssuming it's just gg subs muxed onto the BD raws.
>> No.41449  

Yes, with the v2's where applicable. It's not hard to view the release comments from nyaa.
>> No.41635  
File: [UTW]_Amagami_SS_Plus_-_07_[h264-720p][A691C671].mkv_snapshot_16.25_[2012.07.08_14.10.50].jpg -(71.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Just catching up on my backlog, but wow. Finally a genuinely funny scene in Amagami SS+, color me impressed (it's where Kaoru and Junichi are playing a silly sweets-eating game that ends up attracting the attention of all the other passengers on the bus).

On the whole, the show is still boring as rails.
>> No.41640  
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Man Niwa-kun, can't you tell that Ryuushi totally wants to lick your lollipop.

Well anyway, I finally went ahead and watched the extra episode (i.e. 13) for Denpa Onna because k refused my offers to watch it together. I can finally say that I've completed that awfully mediocre show and forget about it forever.

Weird episode. Ryuushi was cute. The whole thing about the silver-haired astronaut girl declaring she would demonstrate her esper powers was ???. Open ending. Not enough Shinbo moments. Erio super cute as usual, and whenever she said "itoko" I got hard.

The show, as a whole, needed more Erio and less Maekawa/Meme.
>> No.41678  
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This makes me wish Super Robot shows were still in style. Having the Robot Romance Trilogy remade in the same vein as Shin Mazinger Z would be amazing.
>> No.41683  
>needed less Maekawa/Meme

You better be joking.
>> No.41689  
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If you liked Ryuuko you might want to check out the light novels for the series.
>> No.41690  
Nah, not interested. The animé was a huge turn-off.

Ryuuko was OK, I guess (same VA as Snail + sweet fang); but Erio was the only girl I really liked from the show.

Not at all. All that I remember about Maekawa was that she wore all sorts of animal/plant costumes (which makes her even weirder than Erio in my book), and Meme--even though she's voiced by my favorite VA, I could not stand her at all. I know, the show explains why she behaves the way she does, but it doesn't change the fact that it's completely creepy for a 40-year old to act like she's 14 and flirt with her nephew.
>> No.41691  
You sir are a ruffian and a scoundrel
>> No.41692  
Mind your tone, sir. We'll have no rumpus in here.
>> No.41707  
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Marathonned Sengoku Basara yesterday as my first full marathon of a TV series (as opposed to an OVA). It was really fun for the first three or four episodes, with great voice acting, really camp script and manly man men, but then I lost interest about halfway through, where Norio Wakamoto provided the most amusement (he is gold in this). Then it sort of picked up near the end, although never reaching previous heights. I was rather disappointed in the fights. I know it's based on a Dynasty Warriors style game series, but there was still little cool about the fights. Still, watching Norio Wakamoto, Kazuya Nakai and that other guy chewing up the scenery was really fun, and in the end I had my £14's worth.
>> No.41709  
You basically summed my opinion of the show too. I can barely remember what happened around the halfway point of the story.
>> No.41712  
I can barely remember what happened at any point in time in any anime I watched more than half a year or so ago.

I don't know what's wrong with me, maybe I'm getting old or I'm watching too much stuff.
>> No.41717  
You should watch the movie for not-as-crap fights, and the extra episode from the second season for silly fun times.
>> No.41718  
Just play the games if you want fights.
>> No.41725  
Marathoning Dennou Coil.

Best shit I've seen in a while.
>> No.41730  
This week I watched season 1 of DTB which I enjoyed very much, saw yesterday the 4 Gaiden OVAs and a few episodes of season 2 and thought they were all really bad, especially the Gaiden.
>> No.41732  
The manga was better.
>> No.41737  
That's pretty impressive if I take your word for it. Sadly, it looks like it's only one volume.
>> No.41740  

Thanks! I'll check it out!
>> No.41741  
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I suppose that joke worked better before there actually was a manga, Don't bother with it, it's terrible.
>> No.41742  
>where is it? I don't see it on #lurk
>> No.41743  
#lurk was the first IRC channel I ever used ;_;
>> No.41744  
Oh god, I remember using it way back. I acted like an ass because I couldn't figure out how to download stuff and I eventually got kicked from the channel for spamming stuff in all-caps.

>> No.41749  
File: [KiteSeekers-Wasurenai] Tantei Opera Milky Holmes II - 07 [1280x720 H264 OGG] [8DC7599C].mkv_snapshot_05.19_[2012.07.18_21.52.47].jpg -(103.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I almost died.
>> No.41767  
I love marathoning Dennou Coil. Once in a while I just sit down and watch the whole thing all over again.
>> No.41768  
Holy shit, the guy who did key animation for Dennou Coil did key animation for FLCL, Ghost in the Shell, Evangelion, and Porco Rosso! I should bump this up my priority list.
>> No.41769  
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K-ON movie is actually really good. I found the series hit and miss, so I went into the movie expecting some nice animation and maybe a smile or two, but got way more than that. It looks amazing throughout and I laughed out loud more than once (although that was because of the English accents, I doubt they meant it to be as funny as it was). Also BAGPIPES IN LONDON.
>> No.41771  
Iso? He's a freaking genius, his cuts in Dennou are amazing. The show looks really good but his stuff might as well be the best.

Colour me surprised, but that's actually true. I dislike pretty much anything related to keion but the movie was pretty damn fun, even if the ending dragged on a lot. And well, KyoAni raised the animation bar again. They're so superior to everyone else it's not even fun. It lacks Hyouka's insane direction and cool experimental cuts, but as far as raw animation power goes it blows everything out of the water.
>> No.41772  
I hated the first season of K-on with passion, but I'm really tempted to watch this now...
I still haven't watched Disappearance though, so maybe I'll do that first.
>> No.41773  
Disappearance was more than an hour too long and didn't really interest me at any point. As an impartially neutral Haruhi and Keion observer, the K-ON movie is a lot better, despite its slowdown near the end.

You really should, it's amazing.
>> No.41795  
Well, I watched the K-on movie right now, and it was the most boring shit I've seen since... A long fucking time.
I didn't expect it to be super-fast paced or whatever, but there wasn't any plot, at all. I mean, they could at least done some half-assed shit with Yui getting lost in Picadilly or British museum, but that didn't happen. They just went to a sushi restaurant and then to some Japan expo bullshit. It was like if the Kyoani people didn't bother to do any research on London at all, outside of googling a couple of photos for backgrounds.
But at least the movie was pretty.
>> No.41809  
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Finished Now and Then, Here and There yesterday. Way too hopeful and optimistic for a supposedly harsh series...but it was enjoyable.
>> No.41815  
K-ON is boring as all hell man, don't bother. You should watch Disappearance though. I'm not particularly that into Haruhi, but I rather enjoyed the movie. Maybe because there wasn't much Haruhi herself in it.
>> No.41816  
What do you guys think are the best(s) out of this list;

Dantalian no Shoka
Yosuga no Sora
Haibane Renmei
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Kill me Baby
Aria the Origination

>> No.41817  
Aria/Haibane probably.
>> No.41818  
File: [Zurako]_Mawaru_Penguindrum_11_You_Have_Finally_Realized_It_(BD_1080p_AAC)_[1BD1A9D3].mkv_snapshot_22.45_[2012.07.23_03.09.03].jpg -(206.5 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I feel kind of stupid for not realizing who those two girls are until it was spelled out for me.
>> No.41819  
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Haibane Renmei, definately. Shit is required viewing, son, get on it.

I quite liked Kill Me Baby (for what it was), though I seem to be in the minority, and someone will no doubt come along and have a bitch about it, so I'll take this chance to pre-emptively tell that person to get fucked.
>> No.41824  
Too late! I already saw it, and it was super-duper boring!
>> No.41829  
Disappearance is more boring than the K-ON! movie. That shit drags so much it's not funny.

Haibane by a fair margin.
>> No.41830  
>>41824 >>41815
Maybe you were expecting something it's not.
>> No.41837  
I actually expected it to be pretty bad, and I was negatively surprised. I hated the guts of the original TV anime, but I thought it'd be a little better this time, because hey, at least London is a setting that hasn't been done to death in anime.
I already mentioned it >>41795, but after finishing the film, you begin wondering if anyone in Kyoani has actually visited London, or any place outside of Japan for that matter. Also, the way all Londoners is portrayed with blue eyes, blonde hair and big noses is borderline racist.
If it's wrong to expect every conflict not being resolved within three seconds; if it's wrong to expect a film set in London to include people doing things pertaining to London; if it's wrong to expect a film to have a god damn plot: get over here and fucking sue me.
>> No.41840  
It's wrong to be this retarded. I think it is, at least.
>> No.41841  
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Haibane Renmei > ARIA > Dantalalian no Shoka > Yosuga no Sora = Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai > Kill Me Baby

Just my two cents.
>> No.41842  
At least try to cook up a proper counter-argument.
>> No.41844  
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>I hated the guts of the original TV anime
Why would you expect to enjoy a movie of the series then?
>> No.41849  
Because I thought Kyoani would be smart enough to realize that cute girls doing jack shit for two hours would eventually bore people to death, and hire a real writer. Then again, this is the same studio that made Endless Eight, so in retrospect it might have been dumb of me to assume something like that.
>> No.41851  
> cute girls doing jack shit for two hours would eventually bore people to death
What do you want, car chases and explosions? A harrowing tale of Azusa's addiction to meth? Yui coping with abortion?
If you don't like the show/genre then fine, but that doesn't make it objectively bad.
>> No.41855  
How very stupid of them, to make some shows that printed money!
>> No.41857  
>Maybe you were expecting something it's not.
Entertaining? Yea I know, my bad I guess. KyoAni has had a pretty poor track record as of late.
>> No.41861  
File: [HorribleSubs] Level E - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.22_[2012.07.21_21.55.18].jpg -(207.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Level E was pretty fun. I wish there were more episodes of it. My tsun feelings for Daisuke Namikawa grow with every show I watch.
>> No.41876  
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>What do you want, car chases and explosions? A harrowing tale of Azusa's addiction to meth? Yui coping with abortion?

You know, that actually doesn't sound half bad. Certainly better than most of the crap that airs every season.
>> No.41880  
If you ignore the fact that Nichijou is possibly the most entertaining show they've ever produced, after FUMOFFU.
>> No.41886  
TSR was great fuck you
>> No.41891  
File: 9eceb9172f9615ff518dc3c5aa1542741cff7590.jpg -(67.5 KB, 481x550) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Yeah, I ended up marathoning the whole thing when I watched it a few years back, I just couldn't stop watching it. Very good series.
>> No.41892  
It was alright. Nowhere near as entertaining as FUMUFFU though. [SPOILER]IMO[/SPOILER]
>> No.41903  
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>> No.41904  
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>> No.41907  
How about this:
When Yui is looking for Asuza in the hotel, she gets kidnapped by a gang of chavs in a Mini Cooper instead of the plotline being resolved within the scene. The rest of the band hijacks a double decker bus and gives chase. Except for Mio, who meets David Bowie who is conveniently in dire need of a bassist, and then they play Sufragette City together.
Yui, Mugi and Ritsu chase the chavs into the British Museum. Cue Scooby-doo chase scene. Exactly at the time the Bowie song ends, the chavs get cornered by the band and museum staff.
>> No.41910  
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Just watched Denpa Teki na Kanojo. Despite all the psycho bitches, it was enjoyable.
Both Ame and her sister are pretty cute too, which is a nice bonus.
>> No.41911  
Rainbow was juvenile bullshit that's one gimmick was to be 'super dark and edgy', but it didn't even do that well; it omitted pacing, characterisation and pretty much everything else to rely solely on shock value, but it wasn't even that shocking.

The first one was pretty good, but the second was retarded. No surprise they cancelled their plans to complete the trilogy in my opinion.
>> No.41912  
Where's the keeki?
>> No.41915  
>Despite all the psycho bitches, it was enjoyable.
Huh? Don't you mean 'because of'?
>> No.41916  
I dislike psycho bitches
>> No.41917  
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I don't think Rainbow is as bad as you claim it is, but the pacing seems a bit bad. I don't really feel compelled to keep watching the show but for one character, Sakuragi. His VA interpretation is really nice I think, and the writers did a good job with that charismatic side of him. I feel like knowing more about him and following him.

I also have to admit I like listening to Takamura being the loving senpai he's never been.
>> No.41958  
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Help me out here, /bun/! I started watching Record of Lodoss War because a lot of people said it was great, and no one said otherwise, but after the first episode, I'm extremely unimpressed. The story doesn't make any sense (but it probably will soon), the characters are uninteresteing (but the elf girl is cute), the art is boring, and I don't want to continue watching at all.

Can anyone say whether it gets better or not?
>> No.41959  
You should probably watch more than one episode before making any judgement, even though first impressions are important, but if you don't even feel like continuing then why waste your time? I'm sure there are other things you could do.

I haven't watched it yet, so I can't help you, but I'm sad you don't like the art style.
>> No.41968  
use the 3 ep rule.

Many a series which is quite good overall sort of fall on their face at the beginning.
If you don't find it getting better to at least be worth watching from that point, it most likely isn't your cup of tea.
>> No.41987  
Well, I just cleared out my entire backlog - consisting of almost exclusively deep shows. I'm looking for more shows of the same theme, but it seems like I've watched them all. What might have I overlooked?
>> No.41989  
Tatami Galaxy? Anyway, that's amazing! Do you watch new shows, too?
>> No.41993  
What shows did you watch?
>> No.41995  
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For a 30m slideshow, this was pretty fucking entertaining.
>> No.41996  
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Sunrise knows exactly what its audience wants.
>> No.41999  
C.C. Cheshire Cat mind = blown
>> No.42066  
Is Hanasaku Iroha worth it? I saw that Omigawa Chiaki plays a main character, and thus, I want to watch it. That or the Hidamari Skotch things she's in.
>> No.42076  
Iroha is OK is you like a lot of NOTHING HAPPENS interspersed with occasional comedy and slightly more than occasional drama.
The backgrounds are beautifully drawn, the girls are cute and the voice acting is pretty damn good, but literally NOTHING HAPPENS.
>> No.42087  

Oh well, that's fine, then. I'll just watch it when I feel like watching nothing.
>> No.42091  
Did you just cross a border to reply?
>> No.42117  
PA-Works doesn't draw their backgrounds; it's all CGI.
>> No.42119  
New original anime project by Shaft.
>> No.42120  
>Madoka Magica's SHAFT

>> No.42121  
It's ANN, what did you expect?
>> No.42123  
That's just how much I love him.
>> No.42124  
What a dumb thing to say.
>> No.42134  
There's a difference.
>> No.42139  
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I just finished Here is Greenwood and it was great, never thought I'd enjoy it this much. In fact the idea I had of this show was completely wrong. I'm really sad it's only 6 episodes long. Is there anything similar to it that you recommend me? I don't really care for the romance aspects though I didn't mind them, but what I'd like is shows with similar humour.
>> No.42146  
Marathonned Thermae Romae with my imouto for the third time today, and it truly is a fun show. I really wish I could read moon, or that they translated the entire thing into latin. That would be great.
>> No.42227  
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Eeeeh, tvtropes only has a 'traveling merchant' trope with only side characters listed for anime examples, and the 'trading' and 'economics' tags in ANN's database only list Spice and Wolf and C. Are there really no other anime with economic themes?
>> No.42228  
Read the light novels. They're good and the 6th one came out recently.
>> No.42238  
The Maoyuu Maou Yuusha series is centered on economics. It has a bunch of manga adaptations and an anime adaptation will be coming out soon.
>> No.42342  
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Finished Katte ni Kaizou, and even though it wasn't as enjoyable as SZS, I still enjoyed it. However, after the first two episodes it kinda lost a little steam. I guess I'm just a sucker for penises (or is that penes?)
>> No.42345  
> Penises vs. penes
Both are valid.
>> No.42350  
What about penii?
>> No.42352  
No, because penis is in the third declination, and not the second.
>> No.42353  
I have watched all the super-stylized, abstract, and deep shows/movies/OVAs. There's no point in listing them because there are a lot. However, in saying that I have truly watched ALL of them is not an accurate statement after all. If it was, I wouldn't be asking you for things that I might have overlooked.
>> No.42355  
File: [RyRo]_Inazuma_Eleven_-_68_(1280x720_x264_AAC)_[073CFADD].mkv_snapshot_12.22_[2012.08.21_03.21.22].jpg -(80.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
A pompadour with antlers is the best hairstyle ever.
>> No.42357  
I only wanted to know what shows you watched, because I was curious and wanted to see if there were any I'd be interested in.
>> No.42365  
Problem solved, you can just watch all of them that you haven't watched!
>> No.42375  
What includes "all of them"? Is there a list somewhere?
>> No.42377  
There is one /a/ made back in the day, but I'm not >>42353 (which I probably should have made clear), and was trying to make a joke. I should never try being funny again ;_;

I, personally, would recommend Tatami Galaxy.
>> No.42406  
Seems like Suite Precure except animated by Shaft, looks like it's gonna be good, though it's constantly compared to Madoka, and people are saying that "it has to be grimdark, they're tricking us" or whatever, which is kinda annoying. Did everyone forget that Shaft is the studio that made Hidamari Sketch?

Anyone else looking forward to Gothicmade? It's funny how little hype it has gotten. Sure, the animation looks a little wonky, especially faces, but the designs are fantastic. I'm especially fascinated by Nagano's depiction of mecha.
>> No.42407  
Prism Nana looks really cute, so I'm looking forward to it! Shame I can't understand anything they say in PVs. Anything of interest?
>> No.42410  
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Nagano is my favorite mech designer so I'm really looking forward to Gothicmade, I hope it doesn't get delayed again.
>> No.42411  
Gothicmade is actually coming out? Holy shit.
>> No.42413  
It's scheduled for a theatrical release in November, so I'm pretty sure it's for real now. They'd probably get in all sorts of sticky trouble if they delay at this point.
>> No.42415  
>Did everyone forget that Shaft is the studio that made Hidamari Sketch?
Well, no, they adapted Hidamari Sketch, important difference. I agree, though, that there's really nothing to indicate Prism Nana being dark and it's silly to assume that just because it's SHAFT. It could be "serious", perhaps; the PVs seem to hint at a possible sci-fi aspect that I haven't seen or heard anyone point out.
>> No.42416  

the main thing to be looking for is whether or not Urubachi is somewhere in the credits.
>> No.42484  
New Gothicmade trailer.

I thought they'd manage to iron out the wonky character animation by now, but nope. I guess it could be a bad stream though.
Anyway, it's not like I'm going to watch this for the animation.
>> No.42486  
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>I agree, though, that there's really nothing to indicate Prism Nana being dark and it's silly to assume that just because it's SHAFT.

Given that SHAFT's last magical girl show was made to look like a normal, happy show in the trailers, and ended up being grim dark, AND ended up making boatloads of money, it's not that farfetched to think they might be trying to use the same formula again, to similar effect.

Not to say that Nana has to be, or will be grimdark. But I don't think it's wrong to suspect that SHAFT might be trying to recreate the success of their other surprise grimdark magical girl show, by making a new surprise grimdark magical girl show.

Whether they take it in that direction or not, I have no idea.
>> No.42488  
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Except that's FUCKING WRONG. Madoka was jokingly called Chidamari Sketch before it started airing because that's what people expected out of the Urobuchi+Ume combination. Urobuchi's statements about making a work with a hopeful message were laughed at. The early trailers and character profiles were full of depressing lines. Hell, it wasn't even the first dark magical girl show directed by Shinbo. No one with half a brain should have expected it to be anything but a grimdark show.
Then you have Prism Nana, which has nothing like that. You'd think the light-hearted trailer would have convinced the skeptical ones (read as: retards who think they're SHAFT experts because they've seen 3 of their shows), but apparently that's not enough either.
>> No.42493  
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It's not the 3-way clusterfuck of all 3 libraries running into each other out of nowhere that I was hoping for, but It'll hold me over until the next OVA.

There will be more OVAs, right Gainax?
>> No.42499  
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I watched the small Natsuiro OVA and realised that I liked the show more than I thought I did. The title drop was pretty cheesy though.
>> No.43374  
File: [Commie] Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead - 11 OVA [BD 720p AAC] [9C4C6C1A].mkv_snapshot_16.07_[2012.10.31_22.20.42].jpg -(92.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
delicious sera foot.
>> No.43390  
This season wasn't even good for favorite bishoujo wars.
That said, Haruna is the best.
>> No.43450  
Whilst browsing through this thread I saw this, and how the hell did you do that? What about new shows that you want to watch but have to put on hold?
>> No.43497  
The joke, presumably, is that no anime actually has any depth.
>> No.43517  
File: [Underwater] Strike Witches The Movie (BD 720p) [BB288877].mkv_snapshot_00.09.06_[2012.11.12_07.35.25].jpg -(155.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Yo dawg I ride bears.
>> No.43518  
And she only got more badass after that.
>> No.43706  
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So, Yu-Gi-Oh!, the first series. I hardly remember anything from the second show back when I watched it dubbed, and I most certainly don't remember finding Yugi as adorable as he is in Toei's adaptation. I feel like smacking him every time he says something stupidly cute in his stupidly cute voice.

Kaneto Shiozawa (Oberstein, Aries Mu) voices Shadi in this version, which was a really nice surprise. It's a shame he died on 2000, I'd love to hear him in newer shows. I guess I have Takumi Yamazaki as some sort of replacement.
>> No.43985  
File: [Sigh] Zettai Junpaku Mahou Shoujo [1080p][D81A3C93].mkv_snapshot_04.51_[2012.12.10_05.24.49].jpg -(171.0 KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
they're beautiful.
>> No.44011  
So the other day I was taken by a whim to watch Chuunibyou and I'm quite enjoying it. Seeing as this is the first show I've seen in a few years (the last was Toradora) I was wondering if you lot have any recommendations for shows I could watch? I've fairly broad tastes so pretty much any genre is fine.
>> No.44012  
Here's a recommendation for Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou.
>> No.44157  
Friends of /bun/! Boogiepop is part of an offer on Amazon, and I'm wondering if it's any good.
>> No.44158  
It's OK from what I remember, but it's been many years since I saw it.
If it's cheap I don't see a reason not to grab it.
>> No.44163  
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I finished Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen. I'm not trying to sound like a purist here, or an insufferable fanboy, but it was terribad. I can understand that it's hard to fit the Kyoto arc into two 45 minute episodes, and that some changes were bound to be made, but... if this was inevitable, why not make the project longer? Why even adapt an arc that was perfectly fine in the TV series? Why not adapt the Jinchuu arc? ;_; The pacing was bad, the fights didn't have enough spotlight, I disliked the new character desings. To be fair, at least the animation in the fights was good (sometimes), as expected of an OVA. Too bad all the fights only amount to maybe five minutes, and I feel like I'm being generous claiming they had that much time. So much for it being from Misao's perspective, by the way, seeing how much screentime she got during the second OVA.

Geez, thanks DEEN. At least they could have used Watsuki's recent redesigns to make it fresh, not that I'm particularly fond of them really, but it would have been something interesting to see. Oh yeah, and no Kamatari, not that I should have expected them to keep half the fights in this arc after seeing how the first OVA went.
>> No.44172  

Well that's disappointing; I was looking forward to that! Maybe all the people who love it haven't read the manga.
>> No.44199  
Perhaps the disappointment my post gave you will help you enjoy it more than I did? Though I didn't jump in with high expectations to begin with, so maybe it won't work...
>> No.44202  
File: Ojamajo.Doremi.05.[NDK][1A536908].avi_snapshot_05.41_[2013.01.03_17.01.49].jpg -(45.8 KB, 480x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This shit is fucking great.
>> No.44204  
Yeah, Doremi is legitimately awesome.
>> No.44337  
File: [KiteSeekers-Wasurenai] Tantei Opera Milky Holmes II - 09 [1280x720 H264 OGG] [A76A04A5].mkv_snapshot_04.11_[2013.01.14_23.12.56].jpg -(141.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This is worse than the wait for FFF to finish Nekogami Yaoyorozu.

>> No.44338  
The Nico subs are fine, there's no reason to wait for FFF unless you have some odd, deep-seated loyalty to them.
Also Nekogami sucked.
>> No.44342  
with kiteseekers-subs you might as well learn japanese anyway
>> No.44445  
File: [Anon] Saki Episode of Side A - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.38_[2013.01.29_17.30.37].jpg -(102.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
oh my
>> No.44456  

Kyou no Asuka got an adaptation back in August. I'm surprised nobody bothered subbing it, there's apparently 20 episodes by now. I liked what I read of the manga, and now that I know Fujiwara voices Asuka's dad I'm more interested in watching it.
>> No.44601  
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After some nonsense I finished Mononoke, and I liked it quite a lot. It looked stunning, and while the characters at times got on my nerves, the MC's lovely voice calmed me right down. The music was really fitting, and the voices (especially during the hectic parts) were spot on.

And the MC is sooooooo hot, omigosh

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