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2907338 No.38064  
New general anime thread for the Winter season.
>> No.38065  
>inu x boku
>david production
fuck you japan
>> No.38066  
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Most likely watching
Recorder to Randoseru
Another
Rinne no Lagrange: XEBEC, Season's mecha dose, etc.
Kill Me Baby
Nisemonogatari: fuck yes

May worth a watch
High School DxD
Poyopoyo
B★RS
Mouretsu Pirates
Inu x Boku SS
Aquarion EVOL: I need to finish the prequel.
AnoNatsu: the characters look pretty great, but it's J.C., so I'm a bit apprehensive of it.
>> No.38067  
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The synopsis does not make any sense, but Kyousougiga's staff looks good, so I'll check it out.
Seems like Basketarmy has loli soldiers. That's enough to watch at least one episode for me.
Daily Lives of's first volume was pretty funny, and it apparently won an award of some sort in Japan. Will watch.

Other than that I'll probably watch Nisemonogatari and Milky 2 since I enjoyed their first runs somewhat. The Kill Me Baby manga was cute, so I might watch it for additional cuteness if I have time.
>> No.38068  
I'm probably going to watch Kyousogiga, Gundam SEED, Milky Holmes 2, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Rinne no Lagrange, Black Rock Shooter, Kill me Baby, Mouretsu Pirates, Brave10, Aquarion EVOL, Senhime Zesshou Symphogear, and Nisemonogatari.
>> No.38070  
Not watching anything this season but Kyousogiga in order to catch up on old stuff, but will pick up InuBoku, Kill Me Baby, Nisemonogatari, and the music bits from the K-On! movie.
>> No.38072  
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>>38068
>>38070
Sorry to inform you that Kyousogiga is only a pilot episode that might or might not become a full series later.
>> No.38073  
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>>38072
Why.
>> No.38074  
>>38072

But it has Izumi at the helm. Shouldn't that guarantee airing?
>> No.38076  
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>>38073
Because we're not allowed to have good things.

Yuki Hayashi, Satoshi Kadowaki, Naotoshi Shida, Takaaki Yamashita, Sushio, Ryochimo... Kyousogiga's key animators are amazing, it's bound to look simply amazing.
>> No.38078  
I'll be watching Gundam Seed and Milky Holmes. I'll give a few other shows a shot, but honestly nothing else looks worth watching at the moment.
>> No.38080  
Every single show looks terrible except for Nise. Oh well, maybe spring will be decent.
>> No.38081  
Daily lives of High School Boys

The PVs were great.
Kimi no Boku makes you feel gay but this one remind me of cromartie.
>> No.38082  
Definitely watching:
Natsume S4
Milky Holmes S2
Aquarion EVOL
Nisemonogatari
Moretsu Pirates(Nadesico director, oh baby)

I'm not sure about anything else, though. Maybe Brave10 because the voice cast is pretty cool but I've heard it's shounenshit.
>> No.38084  
Definitely watching Nisemonogatari.

These descriptions don't make much sense, but Kyousogiga, BRS, Another, and Symphogear look like they might be interesting. Or maybe not. Have to wait and see I guess.
>> No.38085  
Will watch: Gundam Seed, Milky Holmes, Zero no Tsukaima, Nisemonogatari
Possibly watch: Mouretsu Pirates, Brave10
>> No.38089  
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I watched the Kyousogiga livestream earlier today and it only made me crave for a full series even more. Crazy fun comedy, fast-paced and intense action scenes coupled with amazing animation and style.
>> No.38092  
>>38089
ow, dammit. I missed the stream.
I hope it does get a full TV series or a decent length OVA series.
>> No.38094  
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>>38092
The ending is too open to even call it such, they won't have any problem turning this into an actual series... if this sells well enough.
>> No.38096  
>>38094
Get out, Toei devs.
>> No.38097  
going to watch Nise and Milky maybe Brave10 if I catch up with the current seasons.
>> No.38098  
>>38081
>Daily lives of High School Boys

I just finished watching those PVs, and oh god my sides. I can't wait for this show to air now.
>> No.38099  
After all the posts about Danshi Kokousei, I decided to watch the PVs, and my goodness,it is hilarious!
>> No.38105  
>>38089
>>38092
>>38094
Is this really all we get? I had been under the impression that the nico stream was some sort of preview release, but I now realize that belief stemmed from my inability to read (and the fact that most of the official announcements were for the 10th). ...So why is there so much footage in the PV that doesn't appear in the 'full' version? I heard rumors of something happening in March, but if it is dependent on whether this is successful why would they have animated all of that?
>> No.38198  
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I can't say for sure this wasn't made on drugs, but I liked it. Would be nice if it became a full series.
>> No.38215  
>>38198

Horrendous video quality notwithstanding, sure. It reminded me in places of Heartcatch, which is always good, and Lady Koto was voiced by Cure Moonlight, and that's great. I would like to see this in a full TV series, but I can understand if not everyone are keen on it.
>> No.38220  
>>38215
Makes sense you were reminded of that. It was directed by Rie Matsumoto, who also directed the HeartCatch movie and much more precure stuff.
>> No.38238  
Zero no Tsukaima is a definite watch for me. Also interested to see what they'll do with BRS.

Everything else I'll probably sample.
>> No.38255  
Watched the Kill Me, Baby! PV, and it looks all right, I guess. If it's only five minutes or so I might watch it. Blonde girl should have been voiced by Yuu Kobayashi.
>> No.38412  
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Alright, I just watched the first episode of Rinne no Lagrange.
Streamable raw here: www.bilibili.tv/video/av191927/

I'm not sure what to feel about this show just yet. On one hand, the mechs look great (especially in fighter mode), and the animation seems pretty good, although it's hard to tell from the low-res low-fps stream. As neither a good or a bad point, there were mizugi flaunting, breast poking and other various fanservices 5 minutes into the show, but that wasn't as much as I was expecting from watching the PV. On the other hand, although the music was pretty good, it felt like the pieces were misplaced, and didn't really fit.

All in all, I need a few more episodes before I decide, but I most likely will end up completing it.
>> No.38413  
I saw Busou Chuugakusei a couple of days ago. It wasn't too bad actually. I want to see more of it, but the next five-minute episode isn't out before February.
Why.
>> No.38414  
>>38412
Looks like something I'll end up skipping, sadly.
>> No.38416  
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The PV for Symphogear makes the show look pretty good. It has the creator of Wild Arms at the helm and one of the main composers for the games on board too, which is awesome. I'm not sure how their skills will translate into an anime but I'm certainly interested now.

http://www.symphogear.com/movie.html
>> No.38417  
>>38416
Yeah, I watched the PV after the link got posted on /m/ last night, and to say the least, I was pretty amazed by it. Mostly because it was one of the shows that I had dismissed as "probably not worth watching even the first episode of..."
>> No.38419  
Another
Milky Holmes 2
Zero no Tsukaima 4
BRS
Amagami SS+
Kill me Baby
Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!
Nisemonogatari

Picking up so much stuff and yet I still have alot to finish from last season. There is still some left before that one too.
>> No.38470  
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Natsume gave me diabeetus.
>> No.38474  
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>>38470

Natsume is keeping an eye on you.
>> No.38480  
The Nisemonogatari PV made me want to watch it. How many episodes is it going to have? I like SHAFT, and I liked Bakemonogatari, so I want to like this.
>> No.38519  
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We're back, baby!
>> No.38528  
Milky Holmes was awesome. Probably one of the best episodes of a show I've seen this decade. Gundam Seed was pretty disappointing. I don't know what I was expecting but it's mostly just cropped and upscaled.
>> No.38531  
>>38528
It actually looks worse than the original 95% of the time. Terrible job.
>> No.38536  
>>38531
You be quiet. It's not the Milkies fault that not enough people purchased the OVA, so they had to lower the budget a bit. It's still the best show since Raildex, and if you don't think so, you have poor taste.
>> No.38537  
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>>38536
Not only are you an idiot for not realizing I meant the SEED "HD" remaster, but you also called Raildex good and implied Milky 2 looks any different than the first season did. It's impressive how many things you managed to be wrong about in just one line.
>> No.38538  
>>38536
>>38537
That must be embarrassing.
>> No.38539  
I've never seen the original SEED but yeah the remaster looked terrible.
>> No.38545  
I tried Kill Me Baby and found it to be awful, I wasn't expecting anything much just a nice little SoL with funny jokes but all of the jokes were just really boring and I didn't like the VA for the assassin girl.
>> No.38546  
>>38537
No, shut up. Raildex is god's work. And Milky Holmes 2 does look slightly lower budget than the first season amigo, which is why I thought you were talking about that.
>> No.38548  
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Watched Kill Me Baby and Symphogear today.

Kill Me Baby was pretty nice, I enjoyed it more than the first episode of Nichijou, which was the last anime I watched that was somewhat similar to it. I love Sonya's voice.

Symphogear: where to start...
Having watched the PV already, I pretty much knew what to expect. Despite that, the episode was left me thinking "just what's going on here?". I'm not quite sure how I should feel about the rest, but the animation (in the concert and fight scenes) and the music are just great.
>> No.38549  
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Kill Me Baby: First episode left kind null impression. It's like worse version of Nichijou. I will still watch next episode, if it isn't any better, I'll drop it.

Amagami SS plus: Looks very promising. I liked the first season very much and first impression after first episode of second season I can expect as good as the first season. Dream and imouto waking up scene was really awesome.

Symphogear: Fight scenes, animation and music were very nice. I didn't expect much from this show but I need to admit, first episode left really good impression.

I will probably check all shows but expecting a lot from Milky Holmes, Nisemonogatari and BRS.
>> No.38560  
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>>38546
>No, shut up. Raildex is god's work.
While I think calling an underaged girl "God" is a great thing, saying her work is any good feels really off. But I don't really feel like discussing with anyone who goes "shut up, this is good". Especially not if it's a Raildex fan.

>And Milky Holmes 2 does look slightly lower budget than the first season amigo, which is why I thought you were talking about that.
I will assume that you are not retarded and talking out of your ass, as that would be an incredibly rude guess, and blame your unreliable memory. The first Milky Holmes season was inconsistent as far as animation goes. Incredibly so. Great looking episodes and visual abortions were meshed together. Whenever Numata or some other talented individual were involved the outcome was great, but overall it still was a cheap-ass production.
But guess what, it worked! They made quite a bit of money, which resulted in a bigger budget for the second season. Now this is a fact, whether you like it or not. All you could potentially argue is if that translates to a better looking second season or not. Predictions after one episode seem too risky to me, but since you were courageous enough to do it I will have to try: S2 will look better. There, that's it. Might be a hunch, might be the fact that this episode was easily the best looking in the entire series. Yes, better than the finale as well. Amazing scenes like this can only give me hope.
>> No.38561  
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Might as well give my first thoughts too.

Natsume 4: My only complaint would be the slightly lower quality OP/ED this time around, but otherwise it's Natsume as we all know it. The show has gained a faithful bunch of followers which are mostly fine - or even prefer - lack of progression and changes. Not quite the same, but it's similar to Hidamari in that regard.

Milky Holmes: A damn good first episode that I greatly enjoyed. Milkies fell deeper into the pits of retardation and forgot how to read or even the fact that they are supposed to be detectives, so they became farmers. Silly and fun episode with crazy animation, can't ask much more from this show.

Recorder to Randoseru: 3 minutes long, one (lame) joke. Uh, ok.

Kill me Baby: Every aspect in this show is an amazingly perfected weapon. Its goal, making you sleep: Lack of BGM for a silent environment. Absolutely unanimated episode so that your screen doesn't bother you. Stale humour that progressively gets worse. It has to be on purpose.
But hey, the opening's a dumb song and is filled with sakuga. There's that at least!

Amagami SS+: The first season wasn't quite an example of compelling storylines, but being a carbon copy adaption from a dating sim it surprised no one. Not that I approve of such things since I firmly believe the medium should always be taken into account (hi there, P4 anime), but one ends getting used to it. But what I won't take is a second season that slaps extra material after the legitimate ending and makes supposedly important characters pop out of nowhere. "Here, this is a girl who hates Ayatsuji's very existence but masterfully avoided her for months or even years." Sorry but no.
>> No.38562  
>>38560
What are you talking about? They didn't make a lot of money of Milky Holmes. It didn't sell that well. The OVA even only sold about 2k units.
>> No.38563  
>>38562

look at the psp game sales.
>> No.38564  
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>>38562
Each volume sold about 6k, Bushiroad made a ton of money out of it (and put MH cameos in every show they had their hands on) and there was a nice amount of random merch such as the PSP game. For a low investment show, this is pretty damn good.
>> No.38565  
>>38564
>such as the PSP game
The anime was made as an advertisement for the PSP game.
>> No.38566  
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>>38565
If you put it that way, you're still wrong because both would an advertising for Bushiroad's card game. If on the other hand you want to be sane about this, you'll realize the anime obviously isn't an ad for a game that a) is absolutely different than the show and b) was released a fucking year ago. No, ad-type shows simply don't get a second one year afterward the release of what they're supposed to support.

So much for someone arguing about the second season's non-existant visual quality drop.
>> No.38568  
>>38564
6k isn't that much. It's enough for a second season, but only barely.

The game is not 'random merch'. It was in development before the anime was, and it's not like it cost them nothing to make. It also only sold 20k copies.

Obviously they are not losing money or they wouldn't have made a 2nd season, but they are hardly raking it in like you would imply.

>>38566
>No, ad-type shows simply don't get a second one year afterward the release of what they're supposed to support.
I wouldn't call the show an ad, but it is a collaboration with the game to promote it. And, you know, they are releasing a 2nd PSP game this year, so it's not like the anime is continuing by itself.

And >>38565 was not me.
>> No.38570  
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Milky was hilarious, even the OP and ED made me laugh.
>> No.38574  
>>38562
There was an OVA? If you're talking about the special, that was aired on TV.
>> No.38575  
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Well, Nisemonogatari delivers.
>> No.38576  
>>38574
That's cool. The Japanese referred to it as an OVA so I referred to it as such.
>> No.38580  
>>38575
After finishing that ep I daydreamed of molesting Hachikuji all day.
>> No.38602  
>>38575

It was great fun, more than I remember Bakemonogatari being. It looks like next episode might bring some Sengoku. If not, it had better have excellent writing.

Also, I feel proud for getting the clever little word joke between Araragi and his sister.
>> No.38607  
First episode of Another was promising. It strongly reminds me of the first two (VN) episodes of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. I hope it'll continue to remind me of the first two Higurashi episodes.
>> No.38611  
Symphogear was god damn awesome. I just hope they can keep it up.
>> No.38612  
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SOUSEI GATTAI
GO
AQUARIOOOOOOOOOOON
>> No.38613  
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>>38570
I've seen most of what's aired so far and the new Milky was definitely the best.
Another was visually similar to Iroha; luscious backgrounds and cute girls everywhere, only this time there seems to be a plot to carry it too.
I have no idea how Symphogear managed to squeeze that much content into half an hour, but it still managed to be fun while doing it so I guess it's all good.
Everything else ranged from boring to average; Moe Pirates had some of the worst character designs so far this season, Kill Me Baby wasa wasa was fucking boring, Nise was just more Bakemono (I know this might be a good thing for some people), Recorder was too short to even register as a show.

Not a bad season so far, here's hoping it doesn't go to shit like it always does. Here's a picture of a cute twintails ZR girl.
>> No.38620  
>>38612
That was a great first episode, my only worry is that the Amata won't be as good as Apollo.
>> No.38625  
Symphogear wasn't very good. In the beginning of the episode they say that girl died, then flash back to a couple years ago. Knowing that a character dies, for me, makes it impossible to care about them. I don't understand the point of doing the plot that way. Not to mention the show just seems like it is trying to catch the Madoka audience to get some of that same money.
>> No.38629  
Just finished watching Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou. It was pretty good! I'll keep watching it.
>> No.38630  
>>38612
OSORE, BRINGING YOU LIFE, DON'T GIVE UP NOW.
>> No.38634  
>>38629
Watched it earlier today too. Funniest thing I've watched in awhile.
>> No.38636  
Time for another round of OPINIONS

Natsume 4(?) - For the small and dedicated fanbase, this delivered on everything we wanted. Which is to say nothing happening at all. Natsume is still moe, youkai are still youkai. If you aren't watching this, I'm sorry.

Kill Me Baby - ...is how I responded to seeing this episode. No jokes, no animation, no fun at all. Agiri is moe I guess, but that's about all it has going. Oh yeah, and the OP is pretty much ear rape. Dropped before the episode even ended.

Rinne no Lagrange - Some decent bits of animation here and there, and alien girl has a pretty nice design. The plot, however, is generic as all hell. It's not terrible, it's just I could have predicted everything that happened in that episode just by reading the premise. Nothing unique whatsoever. Also the fanservice is really out of place and :anime:. Not dropped yet, but it doesn't have a strong case.

Pap no Iukoto blah blah blah - I shouldn't even need to explain why this is bad. Dropped before I even saw it, I just wanted to watch the first episode to confirm that it would be terrible. Yep, I was right.

Daily Lives of Homosexuals - This actually had jokes which made me laugh. Not many, and not very hard, but that's a step up from most comedy anime. They seem to have gotten 1/2 of the Gintama cast to do voicework as well, so I guess I'll watch a few more episodes for now.

Another - Wow, did not see this one coming at all. First episode was everything you could ask for. Great designs, directing, use of music, atmosphere, sets up a potentially interesting story. Horror isn't something anime usually ever does, and when it tries we get stuff like Shiki. This is exactly what Shiki wishes it could have been.

---

Stuff that is so bad I can't even hate myself enough to watch it

Gundam Seed Remaster - I think the most offensive part is, this could have been a G Gundam remaster or something. But no, that would be too good for us.

Recorder to Randoseru - Reading the premise, really? I mean, really?

High School DxD - Shit fanservice of the season, zzz.

Zero no Tsukaima F - uuuuuck, stop making these.
>> No.38637  
>>38625
It was a lot more like Nanoha than Madoka. I hope people aren't going to start calling every "mature" mahou shoujo a Madoka rip-off.
>> No.38638  
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Oh wow Another Ep 1 was pretty great. My only gripe is the damned OP, which sounds like a cheesy 80's Asian pop song and it doesn't fit a horror show at all.
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>>38625
>Symphogear wasn't very good. In the beginning of the episode they say that girl died, then flash back to a couple years ago. Knowing that a character dies, for me, makes it impossible to care about them. I don't understand the point of doing the plot that way.
Having a set objective helps you write since you have to go from point B to A. Puts the plot on rails, so to say. I'm not a fan of it per se but certainly not a detractor either since plenty of stories have used that properly.
What really puzzles me is that you automatically can't care about someone you know is going to die. I could understand not wanting to since well, you know her fate, but not being able to? What the hell.

>Not to mention the show just seems like it is trying to catch the Madoka audience to get some of that same money.
You know, there are plenty better examples you could have picked. Ones that actually make sense, I mean. The Macross one is easy when there's a fucking LISTEN TO MY SONG line, but you could even have said Ar Tonelico. Why Madoka?

Don't misunderstand me, I didn't think it was good either. I just have no idea where the hell are you coming from in any of your points.
>> No.38646  
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Highschool Boys was fairly average, but the final sketch showed its potential. I'll give it a few more episodes and character intros before dropping it.
I just wish the glasses dude didn't sound EXACTLY like Gintoki, it keeps making me compare the show to Gintama which it obviously pales in significance to.
>> No.38650  
>>38645
>Having a set objective helps you write
There is no need to show that objective to the viewer.

>What really puzzles me is that you automatically can't care about someone you know is going to die.
Yea. I don't get invested in the character if I know they are going to die. For example, if I didn't know she dies, there is some suspense about if she will die or if she will live. It makes me think more about her and worry more about her safety. If I already know she is going to die, that kind of stuff doesn't matter any more. It just becomes when is she going to die.

Like in Madoka, if you knew Mami was going to die from the outset, her death would have been very unimpactful, and I wouldn't have been that invested in her in the first place because I know she isn't going to be around for long.

It just seems like a story telling device that makes no sense. Why do it? What is it supposed to add exactly?

>Why Madoka?
I don't see how it is anything like Macross or AT. Just because of singing? The girls in Macross and AT did not transform into weird suits with weapons and fly around fighting alien things. I say they're trying to catch the Madoka audience because it is a somewhat mahou shoujo show except slightly more dark and edgy with characters dying and such. I never said it's exactly like Madoka, only that it is catering to the same audience.
>> No.38651  
>>38650
>It just seems like a story telling device that makes no sense. Why do it? What is it supposed to add exactly?
For me it helped to start the story by asking "Why and how did she die?" and go from there. The whole racconto is just to show the answer to that; I'd feel weird if they started showing all those fights without reason.
>> No.38654  
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A Macross x STRIKERS crossover where the main cast's fighting attire is based on mecha-Vocaloid characters?

I'm fucking sold. Fuck yea, Ren.
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I think I broke my penis engine.
>> No.38670  
>>38669
Ponytail Cordelia is a miracle of the universe.
>> No.38671  
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>>38669
There clothes were all super cute this episode. As expected of Nero though, she was the cutest.
>> No.38698  
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Symphogear For something that can be described as "MAGICAL GIRLS FIGHTING WITH THE POWER OF SONG" this was pretty entertaining to watch. Looks promising if they can keep the story going.

Another I'm not certain where this is going. Small town horror where Class 3 is killed off one by one? Supernatural investigation of Misaki's death? Something else entirely? It kind of reminds my of Ookami Kakushi, but I'm really hoping it doesn't end in the same way.

Nisemonogatari Oh yay, a bunch of fanservice, callbacks to the first series, and meta jokes. I'm trusting this will soon get back on track to the sliver of a plot that was referenced in the first part of the episode.
>> No.38699  
Holy shit, two Thermae Romae episodes have come out! Downloading the hell out of them!
>> No.38700  
Symphogear - Try too hard to be macross, madoka and idolmaster at the same time. Also why the heck are they showing it as a flashback with a dead MC?? Dropped
Milky Holmes - It is Milky Holmes and the first ep was just as great as S1. Too bad nazo nazo is not as good as ohayo ohayo.
High School DxD - Not sure if it will turn into a generic big tits harem later, KIV.
Natsume - 40eps in, it is still gay as shit, bet the fujoshis gonna draw plenty of matoba raping natsume porn. Wouldnt want to be caught watching natsume returning name scene by anyone.
High School Boys - Finally something good and different from the norm.
Nisemonogatari - Nothing to explain here unless you are living in a cave and somehow miss bakemonogatari


>> No.38702  
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>>38700
>Also why the heck are they showing it as a flashback with a dead MC?? Dropped

Don't be so superficial, anon. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that Miku is going to be the only named character left alive by the end. It'll be like Narutaru.

Or they might pull a stunt similar to Ga-Rei Zero.
>> No.38705  
>>38698
If you'd pay attention during to what Hachikuji and Araragi was talking about instead of fapping to the thought of her kiddie pantsu you'd know that
>the sliver of a plot that was referenced in the first part of the episode
was thoroughly discussed and expanded on. Araragi is worried that the distance between him and his sisters is increasing. He is afraid they'll go behind the curtain, but he can't warn them about it because doing so would ultimately involve them.
>> No.38706  
>>38705
Not that anon, but you hardly need to be a genius to figure that out; he outright states it in one of his usual winding monologues.
And how dare you chastise someone for fapping to Mayoi, that's 40% of the show.
>> No.38713  
>>38705
>was thoroughly discussed and expanded on. Araragi is worried that the distance between him and his sisters is increasing.
That was maybe 5 minutes of the episode. Plus a little at the beginning where they spend about 10 seconds explaining that Senjougahara has got him chained up to protect him from his sisters and 5 minutes explaining that she is tsundere.

I guess it's expected to reintroduce all of the characters though. Kanbaru and Sengoku next week?
>> No.38714  
>>38706
If I'm talking to someone on the internet, I assume he's retarded. Better safe than sorry, right?
I'm also assuming everyone was fapping to the thought of Hachikuji's kiddie pantsu. I know I did, at least.

>>38713
>That was maybe 5 minutes of the episode.
In other words, 1/4 of the episode. That's thorough enough for me.
>> No.38717  
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So episode 2 was nothing but fanservice, besides maybe introducing Karen.
I'm not really complaining, but what the fuck?
>> No.38718  
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Went in expecting fanservice, but this show was actually really good! Looking forward to ep2.
>> No.38723  
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>>38717
I wouldn't say it was entirely fanservice. We did get a fair bit of exposition at the tail end of Sengoku's scene. I'm guessing it'll all start to converge once the character introductions are over with.
>> No.38725  
>>38723
Remind me why we need character introductions in a sequel?
>> No.38726  
File: [SFWhine]_Last_Exile_-Fam,_The_Silver_Wing-_-_12_[720p][Hi10P][EE445FAD].mkv_snapshot_16.41_[2012.01.14_17.57.00].jpg -(55.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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>>38725

the ADHD target audience lacks the memory to remember characters if the sequel doesn't air the following season.
>> No.38732  
>>38726
They have a fucking recap episode like in ep10 or so.
>> No.38733  
>>38725
Because Nisemonogatari is only 2 volumes long so they have to stretch out the episodes when they can.
>> No.38736  
>>38723

So sexy episode. I want to be Arararagi. Pain be damned.
>> No.38738  
>>38732
I hate re-cap episodes.
But at least they didn't feel like re-introducing all the characters from the previous season.
>> No.38744  
File: [gg]_Aquarion_EVOL_-_03_[8F68A324].mkv_snapshot_20.50_[2012.01.16_05.08.45].jpg -(136.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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I wasn't exactly the biggest fan of Genesis of Aquarion. But this, this is some good stuff. Hopefully Evol can keep this up because the middle was where the first series really dropped the ball.

orz
>> No.38750  
>>38718
I was already fapping to her in the PV, and fuck yes the show delivered the saavisu. She is pretty much perfect.
>> No.38764  
Just watched the first episode of papakoki. I would probably enjoy it a lot more if the baby wasn't in it. Other than that though it is enjoyable enough to keep watching.
>> No.38765  
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>>38764
>I would probably enjoy it a lot more if the baby wasn't in it.
WHY WOULD THE SHOW BE CALLED 'CALL ME PAPA' IF THERE WAS NOBODY YOUNG ENOUGH TO CALL HIM 'PAPA'!?

On a completely unrelated note, Brave 10 has some great feets and looks to be Sengoku Basara with significantly less yaoi fujoshi vibes.
>> No.38766  
>>38765
She is just an annoying character. It's not like it is possible for her to end with the protagonist considering her age and the fact she is blood related. She is also way too big for a 3 year old, and her hair too long.
>> No.38768  
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>>38766

You realize MC-kun is like 5'3" tops, right?

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>>38765
>with significantly less yaoi fujoshi vibes

I'm not so sure about that. The whole cast is full of gorgeous men and Hiroshi Kamiya's character even prances around in a belly shirt.
>> No.38773  
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Hot damn, MC-kun sure has some balls to stalk the girl so plainly, and when he's caught red handed he simply turns the question back at her and promptly changes the subject like a boss.

The dissonant, high pitched track to make the doll shop seem creepy/eerie was quite annoying, and a bit overboard since there was no build up or reason for there to be any tension. Hopefully the music doesn't ruin the mood when it's really needed.
>> No.38775  
>>38773
I didn't like it as much as the first episode. They spent all that time building the atmosphere and establishing the setting in 1 that 2 should have had a lot more goings on. Instead we got another 15m of THIS TOWN IS CREEPY before shit started happening.
I hope PA doesn't fuck this up.
>> No.38779  
Anonatsu stinks of bad drama
Another is boring and tries too hard
EVOL is too cheesy
Inuboku is plain and dull
Killmebaby has only few decent jokes
Pirate anime has nothing going on
Talkshow has terrible humor and a lacking plot
Papakiki's MC sucks and the plot is slow
Rinne has nothing but an okayish OP
Nymphogear ran out of budget in ep 2
ZnTF in 2012, who cares

Not too shiny season.
>> No.38783  
>>38779
Rating anime on one episode. Stay classy.

>Killmebaby has only few decent jokes
You spotted a few more than me then.
>> No.38784  
>>38779
What are you talking about you clown?

We have Milky Holmes, which really would be all that's needed. But then on top of that we have Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou which is great. And EVOL is supposed to be cheesy, it's pretty much a gag anime. And how can you say the plot in Papakoki is too slow based on what, 1 or 2 episodes?

Sure the rest of the shows that started this season are bad, with Nisemonogatari and Symphogear being the worst. But when you combine the good shows this season with the good shows still airing from last season, there is plenty of good anime to be seen. Baka.
>> No.38785  
File: Genesis_of_Aquarion_-_08_[3xR][Blu-ray.720p.H264.FLAC.AC3]_[B9F6B42F].mkv_snapshot_00.49_[2011.11.25_03.43.32].jpg -(108.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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>>38779
>EVOL is too cheesy
Whenever I see comments like this it always becomes too clear that people who didn't watch the first season are watching EVOL. Which makes me wonder, why are you watching the second season to a anime that you never watched the first season of?
>> No.38786  
>>38785
How is he supposed to find the time to watch that when he has a full-time job being an internet anime critic?
>> No.38787  
>>38783
All except one of those have at least 2 eps out.

>>38784
So 2 first eps shouldn't matter at all and you can only have opinions after completely finishing series. Fine whatever.

>>38785
That's like saying people can't enjoy Macross F cause they haven't seen all the prequels.
Oh wait that was your point. Dumbass.

>>38786
If only monetizing opinions was that easy.
>> No.38789  
>>38787
>That's like saying people can't enjoy Macross F cause they haven't seen all the prequels.
That's not a very good example.
The other Macross's simply take place in the same universe. They aren't all continuing the same story. Macross F is a completely different story simply within the same universe. There were no Vajra or anything in the other Macross series, for example.

>So 2 first eps shouldn't matter at all and you can only have opinions after completely finishing series. Fine whatever.
Er ok? But Papakoki isn't a plot heavy series. It's a show for lolicons to watch lolis. So when you only watch 2 episodes and say the 'plot is moving slow' I'm not sure exactly what you were expecting in the first place.
>> No.38795  
I pretty much just disregard the opinion of anyone who dislikes Symphogear.
>> No.38798  
>>38784
I see your problem.
You are not watching silly detective doing silly things or silly high school boys doing silly things.
Watch better anime.
>> No.38802  
>>38789
EVOL doesn't really require viewer to know the silly reincarnation gimmick or the melodrama between angels and humans to watch it.

Even after 2 eps Papakiki hasn't been able to build the basis for this "fanservice" and has failed to progress beyond the tiny description on their site. Either it's cooking up some bad drama/romance or is simply slow as fuck.

>>38798
I couldn't stand Milky s1 and I doubt s2 would make any difference.

The high school anime preairs were boring so I never got around watching it. I must've missed a real gem.
>> No.38813  
Milky Holmes in 20m, so expect subs next week ;_;
Episode 2 was fucking great again, I think season 2 may be funnier than the first.
>> No.38821  
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As one would expect, Milky Holmes 2 is still the best anime this season. Even better than anything that aired last year.
>> No.38823  
>>38821
I don't get why Milky Holmes fans praise it as the best thing since sliced bread. Don't misunderstand me, I'm a big fan of the show myself but it's not that great. Surely there are other shows this season that are better, right?
>> No.38825  
>>38823
As a devoted MH fan, I'm not the kind of person who says things seriously. Of course there are better shows. But shit is damn funny.

>Surely there are other shows this season that are better, right?
This season? Not sure, I'd say MH is around the top of the list. But I was waiting for the second season excitedly so I guess I'm a bit biased.
>> No.38828  
>>38823
>Surely there are other shows this season that are better, right?
...? Like what...? Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is funny, but not Milky Holmes level, and everything else airing is average at best.

And what else aired last year that would be better? Infinite Stratos? Yuruyuri? Im@s? Any other boring shows I'm missing? I don't think it is that unbelievable I would say MH2 is the best show that aired the past year.
>> No.38829  
>>38828
Hey, I liked im@s. It's right up there with Milky as one of my favourites.
>> No.38831  
>>38829
It was kind of mediocre to me, but maybe that's because I have 100+ hours in the game already.
>> No.38832  
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>>38769
>I'm not so sure about that.

ep 2 says otherwise, as it's loaded with fanservice of the busty female characters wearing skimpy clothing that bounces around a lot.
I'd hardly count the joke YUKIMURAAAAAAAAA makes as fujoshi subtext, but it's grasping for straws at this point.

and as usual, Doki's thursday -on schedule- release was changed to Saturday -on schedule-, I'm not sure why I haven't given up on them completely at this point.
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Inu x Boku SS turned out to be pretty nice.
>> No.38837  
>>38828

Idolm@ster and Nichijou are better comedy anime.
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>>38835
The first half on episode 1 was pretty great, but they messed it up when they all turned into silly youkai.
>> No.38839  
>>38837
Idolmaster is not a comedy, and if Nichijou was so funny it would have at least turned a profit.
>> No.38840  
>>38837
Nichijou, as a comedy, isn't better than anything. And iM@S isn't a comedy in the first place. Yuruyuri was nice though.
>> No.38841  
>>38839
sales = quality???
>> No.38842  
>>38841
A comedy not selling would generally mean it's not very funny.
>> No.38843  
>>38828
>And what else aired last year that would be better?
Er, Penguindrum? Kaiji? Usagi Drop?

>>38839
>if Nichijou was so funny it would have at least turned a profit.
This was down to Kadokawa and is part of the reason KyoAni aren't happy with them. You can expect Nichijou sales to rocket once it finishes reairing in its new slot this season.
>> No.38846  
>>38842
...No?
>> No.38847  
>>38842
in anime a comedy not selling generally means it wasn't moeblobs or fanservice

high unit prices and a relatively small niche target market limit the potential sales and while it does amaze me as to how poorly it sold, I don't think it's a reflection on the quality of the series
especially when you take what >>38843 said into account
>> No.38848  
>>38823
>this season
Hahahaha like what?
The only show that I would put above MH is danshi koukousei. MH is the like only good show made by JC staff in this few years.
I seriously have no idea where the charm for MH come from when I usually hate SO RETARDED IT IS SO FUNNY stuff. It is one of those things where it just clicks by luck.
>> No.38853  
>>38843
>Er, Penguindrum? Kaiji? Usagi Drop?
Er, no? In Penguindrum the narrative was a complete mess, and the show is more style than actual meaningful content. Usagi Drop isn't very good. The manga wasn't at least, I doubt the anime is any better. The ending is kind of a joke, and I don't like time skips in my stories. Kaiji is a fine show, it's entertaining, but it's also pretty formulaic and I don't see it being one of the best shows of the past year.

>You can expect Nichijou sales to rocket once it finishes reairing in its new slot this season.
Not going to happen. You have to be crazy to think this. The last volume didn't even sell 2000 units, sales are not going to 'rocket' just because it is airing in a new slot. Even if the next volume sold 3000 units, which would be a bit of a rocket compared to the one prior, it still wouldn't be enough to be profitable.

>>38847
No. Something sells well, when it does its genre well. Infinite Stratos for example sold well because it does a good job at being what it is. Nichijou is a comedy. And that's it. If it was truly a hilarious show, it would sell better than it does. Its sales are abysmal. You can not attribute such low sales just to lack of 'moeblob' (am I on /a/?) and such stuff.
>> No.38854  
>>38853
> You can not attribute such low sales just to lack of 'moeblob'

uh, every named character in that show was a moeblob, including the cat.
>> No.38855  
Why do you people even care about sales? There is no correlation between a show's sales figures and a show's quality.
>> No.38856  
>>38853
>sales are not going to 'rocket' just because it is airing in a new slot.
Good PR is pretty important actually.
>> No.38857  
>>38855
Good sales means a good chance at more shows like it in the future.
>> No.38859  
>>38855
Partially. There are cases when shows are extremely popular because they pander to specific fanbases, I know. But if a show is good, a decent amount of people will buy it. But if your show sold below the profit line; even when Japan is filled with KyoAni fanboys, then something definitely went wrong.

>>38847
Except Nichijou had a lot of "moeblob" in it.

>>38843
>You can expect Nichijou sales to rocket once it finishes reairing in its new slot this season.
Do you honestly believe this? That is just a desperate move from Kadokawa to sell a few more copies. They even had to cut the show to 12 episodes probably because the TV station didn't even want it. Stop talking about the slot, many successful shows have been aired at 2AM. In fact, most anime do.

I don't think Nichijou is a bad show. It just didn't do a good job at comedy. Maybe at nonsense, surrealism, whatever the shit, but not comedy.

Look, I *loved* Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel. Yeah, that old-fashioned mahou shoujo by JC Staff that sold like shit last season. It just clicked with me. But if most people didn't like it, then it's because it didn't do a good job at capturing viewers and I can't argue with that.

If Nichijou fans like the show, that's fine. Really. But why do they pretend that it's the new hot shit that people didn't like because they're dumb/didn't get the jokes/didn't have pantyshots/was aired at a "bad" slot?
>> No.38867  
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DUN DUN DUN A hostile magical girl appears?! Will our heroines have to befriend her into submission?!
>> No.38869  
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>>38867
>hostile

wishful thinking. it's the 3rd member of the ragtag mahou idol shoujo group. She looks to be the silhouetted girl walking all along the ED. I give her three episodes to live, max.
>> No.38871  
>>38855
Good sales = more seasons most of the time
For example, considering the sales of Index season 2, and Railgun, you know JC Staff will make more seasons of it. Then if you look at the sales of Ika Musume 2, it's questionable whether we will get a 3rd season.
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maru
>> No.38952  
Fucking stairs and umbrella. I found the ending of Another Ep3 to be distasteful. How do you feel about it /bun/?
>> No.38953  
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>>38952

I was expecting the umbrella tip to pierce through her left eye and then have the camera switch to the dollshop and have something artsy and grotesque happen to the doll with the rose thorn vines stemming from it's eye before switching back to MC-kun's reaction face, so it was a nice surprise for that scene to be a bit more explicit and a lot more painful.

Otherwise, I just can't help feeling the class as a whole fucking deserves what is going to come to them, NOT TELLING HIM JUST MAKES HIM WANT TO KNOW IT EVEN MORE FOR FUCKS SAKE. I just wish the shy girl with severe PTSD wasn't the first to go. She was my favorite girl of the group ;_;
>> No.38955  
>>38953
That first spoiler sounds brilliant. I was thinking that she should have died from a fatal concussion or a broken neck, but your idea with the dolls sound even better.
>> No.38976  
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As always Persona 4 is excellent and Chie is super moe.
>> No.38978  
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>>38976
I really enjoyed this week's episode as well. Narukami's drunk expression and behaviour was just priceless.
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I have started to notice that many of the recent releases make my vlc turn green instead of showing the video...

I believe I have the newest version of vlc and all..
>> No.38980  
>>38979
>vlc
I found your problem.
>> No.38981  
I was worried about Another after the mediocre episode 2, but episode 3 was awesome. Really looking forward to ep4.
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>>38953
Seriously, it's like, "hey don't get involved with that girl, but we're not going to tell you why. Plus we're going to make it so totally obvious that we're hiding some big secret, and the only way you're going to find out is by talking to her, but don't do it!" I can't blame him at all for pursuing Misaki.

>>38979
You need the 1.3-git nightly build to play 10 bit encoding. It hasn't been worked into the normal release yet.
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>>38978
>> No.38992  
>>38984
thank you kind sir

I shall seek out this 1.3-git nightly build
>> No.39020  
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This show is so painful to watch, but I just can't bring myself to drop it.
>> No.39026  
>>39020
Because you are a pedophile.
>> No.39030  
>>39026
Hey now, I'm a lolicon not a paedophile.


They're the same thing.
>> No.39042  
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>>39020
I watch it for the manservice.
>> No.39050  
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>>39042
It's not as if I like this show or anything. I just happened to have some free time this weekend. Don't read too much into it.
>> No.39052  
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>>39026

Inu doesn't have much loli service to really make the show worth watching, that's surely not the reason.
>> No.39053  
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This season is pretty good but Aquarion EVOL has to be my favorite so far.
>> No.39056  
I wish I was a lolicon. Nisemonogatari 4 would have been perfect. Also, Sakamoto Maaya has a delicious voice. I love her to death and beyond.
>> No.39062  
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I knew it would happen, that foreshadowing
>> No.39065  
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That feel when Milky Holmes is the saviour of modern anime.
>> No.39066  
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>>39053
Same here.
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>>39062
Goddamnit. Also MC-kuns disability to grasp the situation or squeeze info out of others is annoying me more each episode.
>> No.39074  
>>39070
Someone tell this dumb author that there have been safety cables and copper plates to stop elevators from falling since like year 1850.

And that umbrella death... Seriously.
>> No.39075  
>>39074
Yeah, the unrealisticness of that elevator death bugged me too. There are a thousand safety measures nowadays to ensure nothing ever goes wrong. The only elevator deaths nowadays are door-related accidents, which are extremely rare and are always the direct result of engineers turning off safety measures for convenience without turning them back on.
>> No.39080  
>>39075
>>39074
incidentally, there was an elevator accident in ,IIRC, New York around December last year that involved a death.
>> No.39082  
>>39080
err, "which involved"*
>> No.39085  
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>>39080
>Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- A woman was killed at a Midtown Manhattan tower housing advertising firm Young & Rubicam after entering an elevator and being crushed when it suddenly rose.
>
>Suzanne Hart, 41, stepped onto the elevator in the lobby of 285 Madison Ave. when it shot up, pinning her between the elevator and the wall, according to the New York City Police Department. Two other people were in the elevator and treated at NYU Medical Center for trauma.
Open elevators cannot rise, by default. Even if you get stuck in the elevator doors, it cannot rise. It is designed not to do so as long as the doors aren't closed, it's mandatory safety measures. However, engineers often have to turn off electronic safety measures to do their job, and sometimes they forget to turn them back on, leading to accidents like this. They happen, but it's always a problem with the door (either it not being detected as open or it not opening when something's stuck in it).
An accident with an actually falling elevator (safety measures that cannot be turned off failing) is completely unheard of in modern times as far as I know.
>> No.39087  
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>>39075

that, and the cable broke, and somehow the motor that moves the elevator also fell. Really, there's no way any if it would accidentally happen, but then again, it wasn't accident in the first place, now was it.
>> No.39099  
Are you fucking kidding me? Now the best character in the show dies? This is the most frustrating anime that I've watched, in a good while.

If the class is still keeps quiet about the curse, you could say that I will "drop" it.
>> No.39102  
>>39099
Rather than the deaths themselves, what bothers me is how dumb those were. Mystery shows can easily get into the hilarious zone if they play too much with your suspension of disbelief - and this show very damn well did.

Well, at least it's still entertaining even if for the wrong reasons.
>> No.39195  
>>39102
I was under the impression that they were probably freak accidents for a reason.
>> No.39200  
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Milky... Holmes...
>> No.39223  
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IT KEEPS HAPPENING.
>> No.39232  
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What a slut.
>> No.39299  
>>39232
Yea she was especially slutty this episode.
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ULTRA HAPPY.
>> No.39322  
Well my opinion of this season so far.

Another:
This seems better than most thriller/horror type animes. Still plot is moving very slowly. I hope we can se the turnaround soon. Animation is really good, especially those backgrounds.

Daily Lives of High School Boys:
Better than expected. I expected something between Yaoibait and Nichijou type lolrandom humor. I still think this show is overrated. Some jokes are actually funny but mostly feels like I am just forcing myself.

Amagami SS plus:
Two episodes per character doesn't really offer anything new. I really liked the original Amagami but Plus seems nothing but fanservice and ‘extra’. So far we have seen fatty and bitch ending, nothing special really. I am really waiting for sexyhair episodes. If they ruin her, I will hate this show. Also opening is the worst of the season.

Kill Me baby:
Dropped. So terrible lol random humour.

Milkys Holmes 2:
I can’t really comment anything. So far so good. Nothing to complain about.

Rinne no Lagrange:
Main character Madoka reminds me of Minori from Toradora. She is energic and really fun to watch. I really like her and how she is so optimistic about being a mecha pilot. Other characters are plain boring and not intresting at all. Mecha design is really good too.

Black Rock Shooter:
After first episode I can say same thing what I said about OVA: It is beautiful but boring (so far). I hope new characters bring something new and intresting to Black Rock Shooter concept. Props for using the original song.

Inu X Boku SS:
Really mediocre show. Show seems to be only about fanservice and even it won't save it.

Mouretsu Pirates:
I like the concept but start is really boring. So far they have only done some "electrical warfare" but seems it was just an introduction. Maybe in next episode we see real pirate action. Yarr!

Papa no lu Koto o Kikinasai!:
Cocktease at its best. Start was sad but good introduction to concept. I hope there will actually intresting plot instead fanservice and cocktease.

Brave10:
Plot seems plain boring, just generic shonen plot. Fight scenes are really awesome but that won't save it.

Senhime Zesshou Symphogear:
My favorite so far. First episode showed interesting stuff but it was a bit messy, but really interesting. Later most things made sense and I really started to enjoy it. Animation, fight scenes and music, I love them all. Also this mysterious "Rage" or "Berserk" form is really interesting.

Nisemonogatari:
I expected lot from this. Seems that first 4 episodes were just introduction and fanservice and the real thing started in 5th episode. So far it offers nothing new and I am bit disappointed. I really liked Bakemonogatari and I hope Nisemonogatari can still be entertaining.

Ano Natsu de Matteru:
Look interesting romantic plot with twist of her being an alien. I expect lot from this but so far it has been only introduction and character development.
>> No.39336  
Well, people, there you have your answer as to why nobody will tell Kouichi about what's going on.
Misaki Mei exists, what a twist! The 'everybody Kouichi talks to about Misaki dies' theory was very close, it's just the opposite way around. This does raise new questions, though. Why does Kouichi not die for accepting Misaki's existence? Why are people dying? And who the hell is the ghost?
>> No.39337  
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What a wonderful episode.
Orange-chan gets what she fucked deserved, first from maguka, then from nii-chan.

My only complaint would be that everything is too Gundam-like with everybody a good guy and if just they spent 5 mins. ACTUALLY talking to each other, everything could be resolved and the show would've been a slice of life with no fighting, and then somebody important dies, and then one side ACTUALLY try to talk, but the death of that important guy so shortly before makes the other side act unreasonably and we're back to square one.
>> No.39338  
I've dropped every show other than Natsume and Nise this season, and even Nise isn't very good. Anime sure has come a long way in the wrong direction
>> No.39339  
>>39338
It must be tough to have such poor taste T_T
>> No.39340  
>>39339
Please tell me about all these amazing shows I'm missing.
>> No.39341  
>>39340

Seeing as how you enjoy fanservice shows such as nise,
how about giving Highschool DxD a try?
It delivers much, much more fanservice.
>> No.39342  
>>39341
>Nise isn't very good
>enjoy Nise
Sorry if I didn't make it clear enough.
>> No.39343  
>>39342

hence the nomination of a show in the same genre with a lot more oomph. what's the problem?
>> No.39344  
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>>39336

Still, the whole "we ain't gonna explain shit" was unnecessary and you could see from miles away that this is going to lead to this major fuckup.

I don't know the original work and got confused at the end of ep 5, but I feel like they are really hinting that he is dead or that extra dead person is his mother. Which is why Kou1 doesn't die. Or something like that.

They also said in the first ep or someting that they associate his name with death, which I don't really get.


I also want to give Mei a hug.
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>>39344

speaking of the first episode, rewatching the first minute of that episode looks to be very, very spoilerific now that I think about it.
>> No.39347  
>>39344
I feel like the show's getting stupider and stupider. And I really liked it at the beginning.
>> No.39349  
>>39340
What's the point? You have poor taste. In a season with numerous interesting titles, the only two you watch are Natsume, and rubbish Nisemonogatari. Then, rather than admit you just have no taste, you say something dumb like
>Anime sure has come a long way in the wrong direction
Even though it has hardly changed since last year or the year before and so on.
>> No.39350  
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I read two good points of speculation on Another on a different site:
1. The Misaki of 26 years ago is never confirmed to be female. The subs constantly go 'she' and 'her', but the Japanese dialogue only says 'Misaki', 'アイツ' and 'その子'. He/she could very well be male.
2. It's possible the teacher also counts as someone in the class.

I personally think Koichi being the dead person would be too obvious, so it's unlikely that's the case. His family is definitely strongly involved in these incidents, though.
-His mom was just revealed to have been in THE class. Speculation has it that she might be the one who told the original class that Misaki was still alive (again, it was not confirmed that that person was male despite subs).
-Kouichi's grandfather has also become so very tired of funerals.
-どうして、れいちゃん? どうして??
>> No.39351  
>>39350
I stopped taking this show at all seriously when they killed off that one kid with the heart attack. I don't think I've seen such hilariously lazy writing in a long time.

>>39349
Well to be fair, this season is really bad. Milky is great, InuBoku is good for the loli, same with Nise, but everything else is generic trashy shit.

>>39341
Actually, Nise has way more service than DxD.
>> No.39352  
>>39338
>Natsume
Why not watch some show with real bros show like High School Nichijou instead of some sissy male masquerading as a pretty girl returning names?
It must be hard having bad taste.
>> No.39354  
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To all you idiots who are complaining about 'BUT YOU HAVE BAD TASTE':
I would love to have bad taste. 'Bad taste' would mean you can enjoy anything. I can't understand why you would use it like an insult, as if it were a disadvantageous thing. If someone has 'bad taste', they're capable of enjoying what you can't enjoy. Isn't that a great thing?

>>39351
See picture.
>> No.39356  
I don't know if I have bad taste, but I enjoy watching anime. I have to really hate a show not to enjoy it and drop it.

Another: At first I didn't like it because of its forced horror, but it seems it does better at mystery. And Misaki is cute as hell. All the time I thought "She's dead, why do they make it so fucking obvious" so the tweest was actually nice.

Mouretsu Pirates: at first I dropped it because of its slow pacing, but when I saw some screencaps of the latest episodes I tried picking it up. It's great, it's like fucking HACKERS ON SPACE. The setting and atmosphere is especially good.

Lagrange: is also pretty nice, at first I looked at it as a lighthearted show but now it seems it has a great deal of symbolism, which is something I'm pretty bad at. I'm enjoying it thus far. I'm also in love with Madoka.

Ano Natsu de Matteru: It's surprisingly enjoyable. It gives me the same feeling as AnoHana (probably because of the art?) but the alien twist and romantic triangle is well executed and the characters are very likeable. Lemon-chan, fufufufufu.

Kill me baby: I'm actually watching it. The OP is terrible but the ED is addictive, and while the jokes aren't that good, it's very heartwarming. I also love Agiri and her deadpan humor.

Amagami SS+: I loved the first season so this is a gift. It's just fanservice for fans of the first season, but at least Rihoko got her good end. I felt genuinely happy.

High School DxD: Lots of fanservice, but somehow the plot has me interested! And the ED animation is a masterpiece.

Symphogear: Watching it for Hibiki. I still think singing while fighting is ridiculous but the songs are good.

Zero no Tsukaima F: Had a bit of plot, but now returned to harem stuff. But I like the characters quite a bit so it's fine.

Milky Holmes 2: I'm a *really* obsessive fan of the Milky Holmes series, so this is the best thing that could happen this season. No, this year.

Nisemonogatari: It's pure fun for me. I don't remember the first season having so much fanservice, but I don't mind. Araragi's tsukkomi's are fun as hell, and the plot is keeping me very interested.

Smile Precure: My first Precure. I always tried to avoid mahou shoujo shows because of the fear of my sexuality getting distorted, but this is fucking AWESOME. Will watch. I'm hoping there's screentime for Reika next episode as I instantly fell in love with her at first sight.

There you go. While there are some better shows than others, I'm enjoying everything I'm watching this season. I don't know why you guys get so worked up over tastes, it's just entertainment after all. Take it easy.
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>>39356
>Nisemonogatari: It's pure fun for me. I don't remember the first season having so much fanservice

The years haven't been kind on your memory, friend. Bake was loaded with fanservice, from the 30 second pantyshot that opened the pilot episode to the episodes that aired on the web because they couldn't get a time slot to air it on TV.

>>39350
point 1 is rather moot, as even if the subs fail to mention the ambiguity of the original misaki, they do specifically mention that the ghost/dead person could be anyone, not just one of the girls.
>I personally think Koichi being the dead person would be too obvious, so it's unlikely that's the case.

but the curse started in May, claiming a victim before he even transferred into the school.Even though Misaki even said that once the curse starts there is no stopping it, the class still tries to use the counter measure even though it's too damn late and they all should know it.
>> No.39360  
>>39359
>episodes that aired on the web because they couldn't get a time slot to air it on TV.
That was the reason? Wasn't Bakemonogatari really popular when it aired?
>> No.39361  
>>39360
>Wasn't Bakemonogatari really popular when it aired?
That'd be a huge understatement, but the web episodes after the original run were planned even before the vol. 1 BD sales were tallied.

>Shinbo confirmed his intent to animate 15 episodes. However, the Japanese broadcasting schedule usually allows only 12 to 13 episodes per cours (13-week block). Because of this, Shinbo thinks that the staff will probably air the first 12 episodes, and distribute the remaining three episodes on the official homepage for free.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-07-02/bakemonogatari-anime-promo-video-streamed
>> No.39362  
>>39354
No. If you liked every show under the rising sun, that would mean you have no taste, not bad taste.

What you are essentially trying to say, is that the less shows you like, the better taste you have. Which makes no fucking sense. I guess if I didn't like any show that aired the past 5 years I would have master taste by that logic.
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>poor taste
>bad taste
>no taste
what's going on here?

>>39350

>-どうして、れいちゃん? どうして??
That fucking bird, man, that fucking bird.


>>39356
Yeah I'm enjoying most of those shows as well. I actually love the variety of /m/ shows there this season.
>Watching it for Hibiki.
I dislike her character design. I with Miku got more screen time.
>Smile Precure: My first Precure.
I haven't tried Precure either, but I was on the fence about giving Smile a try. I suppose I'll give Ep1 a go.



>> No.39364  
>>39354
You have bad taste because you bitch about everything that is wrong with the industry but yet you are watching Nisemonogatari and Natsume.
Most anime are actually thrash if you try to judge it objectively. They aren't supposed to be Academy Awards QUALITY or life changing experience, most of them are mindless entertainment targeted at kids and young adult.
You should actually look for a new hobby, anime are no longer a hip hobby.
>> No.39367  
>>39364
Natsume is legit good, if you like to relax. Nise is rubbish, yeah, but at least it looks nice?
>> No.39368  
>>39367
>Nise is rubbish

Yeah, if you're hipster scum.
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>>39364
>>39367
>>39368
Seriously guys, take it to /a/ or something. Disagreeing with each other is fine, but it's unlikely to be any productive if it devolves to the point where ad hominems are your only arguments. You both like what the other dislikes and vice versa. If you feel the need to assert your superiority because of that, please don't clog up our discussion thread with it.
>> No.39374  
>>39371
>Disagreeing with each other is fine, but it's unlikely to be any productive
Er, so? The thread isn't about being productive. It's not like simply agreeing with each other is 'productive' either.
>> No.39379  
>>39374
>It's not like simply agreeing with each other is 'productive' either.
But at least it's more peaceful!
>> No.39382  
>>39371
>You both like what the other dislikes and vice versa.
I dont.
I actually watch Natsume and Nise.
I just find it funny how he bitch about other shows flaws but he can accept fanservice shit like Natsume and Nise.
I cringe everytime I see Natsume pretty face returning name, it is like I am watching a Mahou Shoujo transformation scene but the problem is, it is a boy and dont get me started on Nise. The problem is I am ok with these flaws because they are freaking anime.
Show like Mushishi or Kino no Tabi just dont come out every season. It is better for people like him to find new hobby, like reading a book. People like him are watching anime for the wrong reason.
There are plenty of terrible things out there, like onegai teacher2, guilty crown, inuboku, symphogear, BRS and etc. But dropping everything except 2? Really?
>> No.39388  
>>39382
Calm down and start typing like a human being, dude.
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Are you ready for another beach episode?

Izumi and Mei in swimsuits is probably one of the best things that could happen to this show.
>> No.39402  
>>39401
What the hell? I did not expect a beach episode in this series.
>> No.39403  
>>39401
Oh god that's fucking GREAT.
It's very obvious that they've realized Mei is sexy as hell.
>> No.39422  
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I am afraid Milky Holmes will make me laugh so hard I may never laugh again.
>> No.39424  
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If they had oscars for anime Milky Holmes would probably win.
>> No.39457  
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Each episode makes this show more worth watching.
I just hope the overall arc doesn't end up as predictable as the foreshadowing is making it out to be.
>> No.39471  
>>39424

They hardly ever give well-deserved Oscars, though.
>> No.39473  
>>39471
Which is why Milky Holmes would win.
>> No.39475  
>>39424
>>39471
>>39473
Nisemonogatari would probably bag all the awards.
>> No.39477  
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Being Miku is suffering.
>> No.39481  
>>39475
People are still watching that show?
>> No.39485  
>>39481

Everyone with taste is.
>> No.39488  
>>39481
>>39485
I'm sorry if I didn't express myself clearly enough, but I meant that in a bad way.
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>>39481

I am, but I'm not really satisfied. Two episodes of fanservice is all right, but 5/11 with little story in comparison to time spent posing or in a state of undress is not very good, especially compared to Bakemonogatari.
>> No.39500  
Nothing happens in Nise compared to Bake.
In Bake they introduced the arc, developed it, solved it, then went on to the next arc every 3-4 episodes.
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>>39500
There are only two arcs in Nise, and each arc has about the same material as one arc in Bake.

So they put in a refresher arc to reintroduce the characters since it's been a while since bake aired, and then drag on each arc an extra episode or two by not cutting out as much idle character interactions and fluffing it with even more fanservice.

Really, it's a nice change to have the arcs not so damn rushed to the point where it seems like Koyomi jumps to conclusions followed by a world-changing epiphany about what's "actually" going on each arc.
>> No.39504  
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This show.
>> No.39507  
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These complaints about Nise having less of a story than Bake always get me because the latter didn't have any overarching plot. None whatsoever. Absolutely nothing tied the arcs other than Araragi's dream of becoming Japanese Jesus. He gets introduced to a new girl and a new magical disease and then moves on. If anything, Tsubasa Cat hinted at something different but still didn't pull it off.
Don't misunderstand me, it's one of my favourite shows. I really enjoyed the character interactions and nisioisin's weird dialogue. I love the presentation to pieces; the BGM is lovely, the simplistic style of the backgrounds worked really well with the show and the art direction was easily Shinbo's best work up to date. Even the animation was satisfying, with some bits of sakuga to mock the retards complaining about POWERPOINTS. But plot? No such thing.
Now there's Nise, which did indeed begin with a couple pointless episodes to reintroduce the cast. Good job watching these if you don't enjoy the dialogue (yet somehow went through a whole season of nothing but dialogue). After that the show started moving on at a reasonable pace and it's kept doing so. What kind of content or whatever you felt Bake had do you think is missing? Araragi solving stuff? There are only a couple arcs tied together, both of which more meaty than any of Bake's so that's not going to happen yet. This is nowhere near being the slowest show this season and definitely not slow per *monogatari standards.

Not even going to bother about the fanservice thing because Nadeko's arc was literally about snake bondage.
>> No.39509  
>>39507
>Not even going to bother about the fanservice thing because Nadeko's arc was literally about snake bondage
I know that I personally try pretty hard to forget that the Nadeko arc happened.
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>>39509
>I know that I personally try pretty hard to forget that the Nadeko arc happened.

aside from the bonus material added into the BD version of that arc, there was less fanservice in her arc than the others (probably why the bonus material was added in the first place).
Switching out the nudity of the crab and monkey arcs for a school swimsuit isn't exactly a step-up in fanservice.

If anything, the only part that I'd like to forget ever happened would be the webcast OP, unless you've already forgotten it.
Mosiac'd for those who don't wish to remember.
>> No.39522  
>>39510
> Switching out the nudity of the crab and monkey arcs for a school swimsuit isn't exactly a step-up in fanservice.

Maybe not for you, no.
>> No.39524  
>>39504

I don't even know what to say about that scene.
>> No.39532  
>>39510

>Switching out the nudity of the crab and monkey arcs for a school swimsuit isn't exactly a step-up in fanservice.

Iiiiit kinda is. It's the teasing and fetish elements that make it erotic. I still liked it, though. Nadeko is cute.
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Well, I think I'm finished picking up new shows for this season. With the possible exception of Symphogear, I don't see anything bursting through as an absolutely amazing series, but there's still plenty that's worth watching.

Symphogear
This is looking to be the most memorable new series of the season. It feels kind of like Nanoha meets Evangelion, and some of the scenes are pretty blatantly ripped off of both series. It works out pretty well though, and a show with singing magical girls couldn't be a more perfect fit for Mizuki Nana. There tons of unanswered questions about what exactly are the Noise and why are they attacking humans, who this other magical girl is, what that girl's mother figure is after, and what kind of secrets they are hiding at HQ. I'm assuming it'll get revealed bit by bit as the season goes on.

Daily Lives of High School Boys
The premise is certainly interesting and I appreciate the constant jabs at the excess of high school girls anime produced lately. I'd originally expected this to have more BL overtones, but it's actually pretty ordinary high school life. I feel like it relies somewhat on Japanese humor though, which I've never been able to appreciate all that much. Nevertheless, it always comes through with something that makes me laugh, and they've kept the content pretty fresh with each episode.

Another
I like the overall direction of this series, but it moves sooo sloooooow. Hopefully the pace will start to pick up a little. The means of death have just been silly so far too. I think the umbrella was the most realistic of any of them, which is kind of sad. Misaki is adorable though, and I think I could keep watching the series just for that.

Nisemonogatari
After 4 episodes of reintroducing characters and beating jokes from the last season to death, it looks like this is finally going somewhere. I guess it can't be helped since they're only doing two arcs and stretching them to fill 6 episodes each would have been disasterous in other ways, but I wish they'd used those episodes to go into more detail on the spring break where Koyomi became a vampire and Tsubasa had her first catty manifestation instead. Also, Tsubasa with glasses >> Tsubasa with contacts.

High School DxD
mmm...cheesecake. It's a pretty standard harem/action show, the girls are likeable, and there's gratuitous nudity. There's even a plot to back everything up, although I have an awful suspiction that it's just going to end "to be continued" with no actual continuation outside of the novels. I'm not going to claim that it's an artistic masterpiece, but this series is fun to watch.

Inu X Boku
The daily life of a tsundere rich demon girl? I did like the first episode, but it hasn't been going much of anywhere since then. It's looking to be a slice of life style series, but I don't relate to any of the main characters all that well, and they seem to just keep repeating the same jokes until they've driven them into the ground. Even with the appearance of Ririchiyo's fiance, we didn't get much plot advancement, just 10 minutes of S&M jokes that weren't even that funny to begin with. I'm not sure if I'm going to finish this one or not.
>> No.39550  
>>39544

zAfter 4 episodes of reintroducing characters and beating jokes from the last season to death, it looks like this is finally going somewhere. I guess it can't be helped since they're only doing two arcs and stretching them to fill 6 episodes each would have been disasterous in other ways, but I wish they'd used those episodes to go into more detail on the spring break where Koyomi became a vampire and Tsubasa had her first catty manifestation instead. Also, Tsubasa with glasses >> Tsubasa with contacts.

We'll get the Kizumonogatari movie, though. And new Tsubasa is infinitely better than the old Tsubasa.
>> No.39554  
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>>39544
So you wanted Nisemonogatari to be Kizumonogatari? I think Kizumonogatari does a better job at that.
>> No.39580  
No one talking about the best show this season.
Smile fucking pretty cure.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdUoVGQZWTE
Badass transformation scene. Cute girls best show this season.
>> No.39583  
>>39580
There's very little wrong with this show, probably the best start to a Precure season yet.
>> No.39600  
>>39580
I caved in and downloaded the first episode and that ED was just fucking ULTRA☆HAPPY, never knew anime characters could look that good in CG. Not much to say outside of that, it was the most generic magical girl show first episode ever, perfectly executed though.
Wish I could watch episode two, but I have work early tomorrow, god damn it.
>> No.39601  
>>39600
Yeah, the 'hybrid animation' they use for the Prcure EDs gets progressively better each year, in years to come they'll use it as a gauge on how anime evolved into full 3D.
I know what you mean about it being generic, but I feel you do too small a credt to both the VAs and the production studio. It is pretty fucking awesome in every regard.
>> No.39603  
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>>39601

I'd say it's about half generic and half parody of the precure formula.

Though, I feel this series will make little girls develop a phobia of clowns.
>> No.39605  
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Dammit, now you guys got me watching Smile Precure. I usually don't bother watching Mahou Shoujo shows, because of the typical reasons, and Smile Precure isn't amazing or anything like that, but it definitely is fun.
>> No.39606  
Episode 7 of Milky Holmes 2 was so good~
The plot is actually starting to exist too~
>> No.39607  
>>39605
>because of the typical reasons

May I ask what they are?
>> No.39610  
>>39607
what >>39609 said is in fact what I meant. Not to mention that watching the combination of anime and magical girls have my innerselves debating whether the mix makes me more of a manchild than watching giant mecha bashing up eachother.
>> No.39627  
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What if when Sakakibara's mother died in childbirth, he died as well, and now he's the extra person who's come back?
>> No.39630  
>>39627
(Another)
Then his father, who's outside of the phenomenon's influence, wouldn't call him.

As of ep6's explanation about the range of the phenomenon, Kouichi is confirmed to be a normal person due to an external source confirming him to be alive.
>> No.39642  
>>39630
Is there any confirmation that his father is actually calling him though? Could the phone calls be part of the phenomenon itself? They always seem so suspicious with the static and whatnot, and he never calls any of the other family members. Also, it seems weird that his father wouldn't return from India to at least visit his son while he was in the hospital with something as serious as a collapsed lung.
>> No.39649  
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Oh geez, there's no way the blood would shoot THAT far unless the dude was flinging it at the kids. This seems to be quite common with Japanese gore; blood splatters are so over-the-top that they just ends up hilarious and absurd instead of frightening.
>> No.39650  
>>39627
The main problem with Kouichi being the extra person at this point is that it's simply too obvious. There's clearly something suspicious surrounding his background, but unless the animé is going for some level 3 yomi (i.e. people would think it's too obvious for Kouichi to be the culprit so he IS the culprit) I think in all likelihood he's not the guy. If I had to guess, I'd say it's Akazawa or maybe the former class 3 teacher (the charm thing could be a red herring, considering its high failure rate).
>> No.39651  
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Yunoha is the cutest girl this season.
>> No.39689  
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Nisemonogatari 7. Not quite sure what to think. The conclusion of the arc didn't really feel well handled at all, and I'm sort of wondering what actually happened. However, I do somehow feel like Hitagi solving her problems was properly dealt with. The last line? I have no idea, but I would love it to be so. She deserves it.
>> No.39695  
>>39689
Karen Bee's got a decent conclusion, though Senjougahara might have stolen the spotlight a bit too much. The conflict between Araragi and Karen, what this arc was about, has been solved. And in a rather impressive way I might add, the animation during that scene was simply mind-boggling and it really added to the experience. It was nothing impressive to begin with, just a stubborn little sister finally listening to what she's being told, but Shinbo went out of his way to make the visuals amazing. Now that Gen'ichirou Abe has worked on Nise, only Imamura is left to have all the big names in the show.
>> No.39698  
I don't know, I think it wasn't bad handled, but it was quite anti-climatic.
>> No.39699  
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>>39651
She's going to kill me with diabeetus before the show is over.
>> No.39708  
>>39649
Shit hit the fan.
>> No.39713  
>>39698
Senjougahara has that effect on scenes.
>> No.39721  
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PLOT and SUNBEAMS.

the elven forest is pretty cool though.
>> No.39724  
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Can't quit while we're ahead, can we?

The fight scene was kind of cool, but what's up with trashing an entire overpass? Why are there no cars? Doesn't such large scale destruction bother anyone? Has this just become a gag series where anything can happen and no one has to deal with the consequences? Perhaps the whole thing was just a dream brought on by Karen's illness? Or just maybe, Kaiki is right and everything up to this point is a delusion that Koyomi and company created because they were frustrated with reality.

>>39698 more or less sums up my feelings on the resolution with Kaiki.
>> No.39726  
>>39721
I tried catching up on this last night, if only because I struggled through the first three seasons, but my god it's painful.
I thought it might be a little better than the condensed shit that passed for the last two seasons due to Iwasaki returning, but nope, it's pretty much as bad as ever.

Fuck this show, fuck this franchise, and fuck JC Staff. Actually, just fuck JC Staff.
>> No.39744  
>>39726
Well, at least the first season was good. It completely went to hell directly after that, though.
>> No.39758  
>>39726
I think F is better than S3 at least.
>> No.39776  
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Andy will never get to gattai. 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゜。
>> No.39778  
Surprised no ones talking about that toothbrush scene. That toothbrush scene.....
>> No.39781  
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>>39776
Poor Andy will probably never get to gattai until they need to make a hole to get to Altair.
>> No.39785  
>>39778
More like that entire episode. So much Karen goodness.
>> No.39810  
File: [AFFTW-Hatsuyuki]_High_School_DxD_-_07_[8bit-ATX][1280x720][6AB78D6F].mkv_snapshot_21.37_[2012.02.28_18.43.41].jpg -(103.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Some people have such lofty goals.
>> No.39835  
>>39778
That was really great. I was pausing it every 5 seconds at how awesome it was.
>> No.39836  
>>39810
You know, self inserts are cool and all, but do they really think that every anime watcher is that retarded? It's a bit insulting.
>> No.39842  
>>39836
If you are watching that show I'm pretty sure you are retarded.
>> No.39850  
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>>39758

It's hard to say which one is better or worse, they are all pretty fucking bad.

too much of skipping large chunks of exposition is making S3 seem like a parody of sorts.

And then there's the horrid writing that can't decide whether Saito is strong enough to take on 15 elfs at once, leaving them all knocked out while unscathed, or too weak to take on a group 1/3 the size with the exact same elf composition in the scene directly following.

still half expecting Saito to become the great demon king of elf legend, with 4 masters and all of the runic powers engraved onto him. A daimaou isn't a diamaou without his harem, after all.
>> No.39857  
>>39850
I hate Zero no Tsukaima. Mostly because I hate Saito. He already has Louise and yet he is constantly flirting and doing shit with other girls.
>> No.39859  
>>39857
I hate Zero because it has shit character relationships, bad story development, and shit main character. Saito acts like a bro sometimes but an asshole others. Also Louise is a bitch.
>>39842
Agree with this statement. I haven't watched those shit harem shows like papa to shit or HighSchool Shit. Am I wrong and maybe those two shows are actually good shows?
>> No.39860  
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17093168
Nisemono opening was copied off detective Conan. Didn't know that..
>> No.39861  
>>39859
As bad as it is, papakiki isn't a harem.
>> No.39863  
To be honest I like harem and loli but I just can't get into PapaKiki, don't know why. I feel like I don't know what kind of show it is. Still watching though.
>> No.39865  
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>>39859
In the grand scheme of things, it's not an amazing series, but relative to the other things that are airing this season, DxD is one of the better ones.
>> No.39868  
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>>39860

Nise has references in it on an almost Pani Poni Dash level for the non-arc specific character interactions, just like bakemonogatari did. How did you not notice until now?

>>39863

it's *not* a harem loli show, but it almost tries to be one with the relationship map being what it is. The show feels halfassed on most counts, from the drama to the character interactions.
>> No.39869  
>>39868
Honestly. I think it would be better off as a loli rom/com show. The way it is now, I don't really understand what the point is in watching it.
>> No.39871  
>>39865
>but relative to the other things that are airing this season, DxD is one of the better ones.
No, it really isn't.
>> No.39872  
>>39868
It was a joke... they didn't really copy off of Detective Conan or anything. It just happened to be that DC had a 5 second clip in one of its 31 openings that was similar.
>> No.39879  
>>39869
>I don't really understand what the point is in watching it.
Some of us just enjoy the silly banter and entertaining visuals.
>> No.39882  
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>>39869
Let's see...

Bakemonogatari already was the best 2009 show in terms of presentation, to which you'd have to add the fact Nise has sakuga up its ass. Right now even people who despise Shinbo's art direction should be pleased because animation-wise it's so much better than the rest it's not even fun. It's got an insane number of skilled animators and it really does show.
The soundtrack is as good as ever, and if anything the sound direction has gotten better. The last episode serves as a perfect example with the classical track played during the most bizarre toothbrushing scenes. A nice touch that added to the silliness of the whole thing. As far as the sound goes, can't complain about the openings either. Still gorgeous and coupled with rather nice songs.
And then there's the dialogue, its other defining aspect. It's NisioisiN, love ir or hate it. But even if you do hate it, I'm afraid you'll have to acknowledge it's vastly superior to the banter in your average show. Whether there's too much or never enough of it is another thing. Even Katanagatari, which had an excuse of a plot in the form of "get 12 swords" still had this amount of dialogue so I doubt he's ever going to write something different.

But yes, I'm afraid if you don't give a crap about visuals, music or character interactions this would be a rather weak show. Assuming you're here for the plot, though, this anime thing must be quite bad.
>> No.39884  
>>39879
>>39882
I was referring to Papakiki, not Nisemonogatari.
>> No.39891  
>>39882
What do you mean by presentation?
>> No.39942  
I just watched Nisemonogatari 8, and I don't think my brain fully understands what I just saw.
>> No.39950  
Nise went full retard compared to Bakemonogatari. I'm still enjoying it though.

I hope they elaborate the characters they introduced last ep, they seem interesting.
>> No.39951  
What the hell Another? That tape thing was bullshit. This is why I hate the clumsy character archetype.
>> No.39954  
>>39951
Can't take Another seriously. Too much bullshit happens. Fun to watch but hard to take seriously. Atleast 5 people tripped and fell to their deaths. Class 3 so clumsy XD
>> No.40016  
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;______;

Not expecting him to stay dead for long. A J.C. Staff adapatation where somebody dies? hahahahaha that's a good one.
>> No.40017  
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This series would be so much better if Tsubasa was the main protagonist. Hibiki is cool and everything, but she's just so stereotypical "haha I'm a clumsy girl but I'll work hard and everything will magically turn out okay", which doesn't work all that well with the more serious tone that the series at least seems to want to convey. Based on the first episode I'd expected her to be dead by now, but at this point it's starting to look like she may hold out all the way to the final one. I'd have much preferred Hibiki's antics to have gotten her killed, leaving Tsubasa all alone again, and thus giving Chris the opportunity to step in and rescue her when she's in trouble. Then they could join forces and go beat down Chris' former mother figure, or whatever other evil entity is pulling the strings. Oh well.
>> No.40018  
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I'm not even sure if i like Nisemonogatari all that much anymore. Araragi is super creepy, the girls in the first three episodes were purely for fanservice, Karen was better with long hair, the pacing's crap, etc, etc. However, Shinobu has both a delicious voice and way of talking, and she's just all over adorable. The Kyoto-ben chick was cool, the other one, not so much.

I liked Oshino, he had an aloha shirt...
>> No.40019  
>>40018
The only reason to watch Bake/Nisemonogatari has always been the gratuitous amounts of fanservice. Not sure why you are just complaining now.
>> No.40021  
>>40019

I felt some development between Rararagi and Hitagi, but now it's all just a little messy.
>> No.40024  
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Anyone still watching Inu x Boku SS? The character interactions are so endearing, some of the best of the season.
>> No.40030  
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>>40024
Hanakana, my hear-hnnnngh
>> No.40035  
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>>40019

Nise just fell into the same hole that so frequently kills series: they ran out of new content. If you look at Bakemonogatari, it had 5 story arcs spread over 15 episodes, or an average of 3 episodes per arc. Each one introduced a new character with her own set of little jokes and a new dilemma to solve. It kept the pace moving and the content fresh. Nisemonogatari would be better if they’d continued the pattern and released it as a 6 episode OVA. The 3 episodes that actually concerned Karen and Kaiki were on par with the middle arcs of Bake, and the last 3 about Tsukihi and those mysterious women look like they’ll be a decent watch. But they still had another 5 episodes to burn up, so we got 4 episodes of character reintroduction and an episode of “it’s like Koyomi’s having sex with his sister so randum XD”.
The seeming necessity to rehash every joke from Bake isn’t helping much either. I guess it makes sense that the writers don’t want to alienate the Hachikuuji/Sengoku/Kanbaru fanboys (after all, they’ll probably buy lots of merchandise), but these characters aren’t important to the story at hand and could easily be resigned to cameo appearances without the series losing any substance. Senjougahara and Hanekawa get about the right amount of screen time, but they seem to be set on beating their jokes to death. Would it kill the writers to come up with at least one new gag for each them? If I wanted to hear the same line repeated over and over again, I’d be watching Family Guy. This would be tolerable if the series were more condensed, but it just drags on and on when stretched across 11 episodes. We should be past the worthless ones now though, so I’m hoping the next two will at least give the series a good conclusion.
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I was a little worried by the inclusion of plot in Milky, but the last couple of episodes have been great! The amount of sakuga in episode eleven was just amazing.
Let's see if the Milkies manage to keep their toys this time.
>> No.40039  
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Ano Natsu has become such a corny soap opera that it's laughable at this point.

But I keep watching it anyway, for some reason.
('some reason' pictured to the left)
>> No.40040  
>>40039
fufufufufu

Giving children alcohol

fufufufufu
>> No.40042  
>>40039
It's like she turned on every single hair option.
>> No.40044  
>>40038
>the inclusion of plot in Milky
Did you not watch season 1?
>> No.40057  
>>40044
Yes, but season one lacked a lot of direction, especially in the plot departement.
I'm glad the staff seems to have a more clear vision of where they want to take the show this time.
>> No.40058  
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Good riddance, Yomi is the worst character I've seen in a long time. First she's all "baaaaaaw Kagari is ruining my life because she depends on me all the time", then she's "baaaaaaaaaaw Kagari doesn't need me anymore I'm useless and unwanted". Why do Mato and Kagari even care about her.

At first I didn't like Kagari much, but she redeemed herself after episode 3. It helps that she's cute and voiced by Eri Kitamura. Amusingly, whenever characters start to say her name, I keep thinking "Kagami" before they finish.
>> No.40059  
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First, the glorious cat,
then, the stupid bee,
and now, even the godfucking crab.
Now, there's only one girl with long hair. I don't like where this is going.
>> No.40062  
>>40059
Arararagi and Shinobu already confirmed for soulmates, Hitagi fucks off in the last novel.
>implying this is a bad thing
>> No.40064  
>>40062
Fuck, I thought this was a spoiler for Ep 11. Goddammit.
>> No.40066  
[Kuma] uses [Phoenix Down] on [Nanako], it's super effective!
>> No.40067  
>>40066
More like Recarm
>> No.40075  
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Oh boy. Looks like Another is one of those shows where you don't want to watch the final episodes. In case anybody here hasn't seen ep11 yet, Another ends at ep10. There are no episodes beyond it. Trust me on this one.
>> No.40076  
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Merry Lardmas everyone.
>> No.40078  
>>40075
Well shit, I was hanging out for it, too.
Is it really that bad?
I mean, how bad are we talking here?
>> No.40080  
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>>40075
But 11 was the most enjoyable one so far, why would you say that?
>> No.40082  
>>40078
Genre-shift into bad over-the-top slasher horror bad. It was fun to watch, but it pretty much ruins the entire series.
>> No.40084  
>>40082
Feel free to call me out on this, but you're mostly mad that another went from an atmospheric anime that was really good at making its viewers feel "is someone going to die?"/"someone is gonna die and this is really awkward" sort of tension into "EVERYBODY DIES DEATH EVERYWHERE".
The argument I make counter to that is that it already transitioned from a mystery anime into a "tension" anime once and it was pretty bad to begin with anyhow.
>> No.40086  
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>>40084
No, that's exactly right. I loved the tension of the rest of the series. I was fully prepared for shit hitting the fan in this episode, you could've seen that coming since like episode 3. I was not, on the other hand, prepared for people not caring that several people died around them, people not caring that there's a fire in the building, people (plural; one is acceptable, but more is ridiculous) suddenly randomly killing others without any hesitation, people doing so at only the command of audibly crazy classmate's instructions, sudden killer grannies, people behaving like zombies or people being so zombie-like that they end up fucking killing themselves.

If you were watching it with your thoughts set to 0 and just enjoying characters dying in weird ways, sure, ep11 is probably even better than the rest. If you were actually taking the show seriously, or even worse, if you were actually speculating and generally trying to enjoy the show to the fullest, you'd simply wish the show ended after ep10.
>> No.40087  
>>40082
I'm afraid that happened long ago. Pretty much all the deaths in the show have been hilariously stupid.
>> No.40088  
>>40087
To you, yes. But for those among us who were still able to take the show seriously up to ep10, ep11 ruined it.
>> No.40091  
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Oh... wow. It was still an entertaining episode, but I don't know what to say. If Another jumped the shark long ago, this was like a shark flying into space.
>> No.40092  
Oh gods, I kept watching Another mostly because it looked great and deredere Izumi was nice, but Ep. 11 just turned up the stupidity to 11.
>> No.40095  
>>40086
I honestly got a boner at the strangulation scene.
Man, the fuck is wrong with me.
>> No.40102  
>>40095
When the inevitable time comes that you murder somebody, can you record it on video and post it anonymously? There's a video thread on /photos/ you can use for it.
>> No.40109  
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>>40102
Coincidentally enough this video was non-sexual, (fairly) non-violent and involved a lack of air. It was gone before I could share. I didn't even make it public. ┐(´ー`)┌
>> No.40110  
>>40109
Give me more details. I was extremely curious about its contents when I noticed it.
>> No.40112  
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oh god what
>> No.40130  
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Spoilers for Another. Animated.
>> No.40160  
>>40086
Also, How did that raging fire not spread and consume the whole building? Once it was at that point, it should have only been a matter of minutes before it got out of the kitchen. And I have no idea how it suddenly exploded in response to them opening the doors. Not that the lack of anything resembling realistic science is anything new, but it still bothers me every time.
>> No.40162  
I never thought Another was that good and I pretty much only liked it for Misaki and the ridiculous deaths, so I had zero problems with episode 11.
>> No.40164  
>>40160
Actually, the fire was realistic. A perfectly isolated fire cannot spread beyond its isolation until its isolation is broken, at which point an explosion-like phenomenon happens where the fire instantly rushes out through the small opening.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backdraft
>> No.40169  
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180139
Well, that was great.
I hope we'll get a third season!
>> No.40174  
>>40169
I hope we'll get SUUUUBBBBS
WHERE THE SUBS AT
>> No.40177  
>>40174
I'm pretty fed up with the faggotry of Wasurenai too. Milky s2 was more or less the only show I'd bother to follow last season, and they failed at delivering. I'll probably get the nicorip subs in the next days, and archive the wasurefags if they ever decide to release it.
>> No.40182  
>>40177
I pretty much got fed up with them on the last season of Milky. Then I learned Japanese so I could watch the show raw and wouldn't have to deal with their shitty translations. It all worked out nicely in the end.
>> No.40184  
>>40177
Maybe you should stop being such a loser and just learn some Japanese?
>> No.40185  
Finally got around to watching the last two episodes of Nisemonogatari. I enjoyed it considerably more than Bakemonogatari. I found the dialogue and fanservice better in Nisemonogatari, and those are the two things that make the series good. Also lots of delicious Karen.

>>40184
I've been studying Japanese for close to three years (by studying I mean playing untranslated eroge) but I don't feel I'd be able to fully appreciate Milky Holmes if I watched it raw. I worry I'd miss too much given how frantic it is. I've never tried watching it raw though so maybe I should.
>> No.40186  
>>40184
I already know decent Japanese, but I've been out of contact with the language for about a year, as I was in the army. I still haven't motivated myself to get back to studying and catch up, so I guess I am a bit stuck to subs.
>> No.40187  
This discussion is dumb to begin with since Milky S2 is subbed. And the translation is better than Wasurenai's, by the way.
>> No.40190  
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>>40187
>hardsubbed .mp4

still waiting for a retimed to zero-raws/equiv. remux.

I'll be waiting for a long, long while. I know, but I'll wait.
>> No.40191  
>>40177
You should be thankful they are translating it for free, and for you. I don't know how you can whine about free, illegal shit.

>>40184
I don't know how learning an almost useless language just to watch some cartoons is not being a loser though.
>> No.40193  
>>40191
Japan is one of the world's largest economies, and they don't speak English very well.
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I thought everyone and their mothers knew Japanese already?
>> No.40196  
>>40193
I doubt most people here would use it for economic trade, though.

>>40194
I've been studying Japanese for the past 5 years already, and I haven't used it for anything else other than reading VNs, watching raws and reading some Japanese blogs/news sites.

If anything, learning English has been much much *much* more useful than learning Japanese for me. At least I feel that it'll help me if I ever get a job.

Don't get me wrong; learning Japanese helps a lot when consuming Japanese media, but learning it just to do that doesn't make you superior or less of a loser like >>40184 implied.

Or at least no one would think so if someone asked me the reason for learning Japanese and I replied "to read erotic games and watch Japanese cartoons before everyone else".
>> No.40200  
Marathoned ep 6~12 of Symphogear to watch the finale when it airs. What a boatload of mindfuck. Ep 9 was particularly great, and I really like Chris' transformation song.
>> No.40201  
>but learning it just to do that doesn't make you superior or less of a loser like >>40184 implied.
What I was trying to imply, was that crying about subs is being a loser. Just about everybody could have been studying Japanese in their free time for a few years, and you wouldn't even have to worry about things like subs any more. People act like it's a big deal, or time sink, to learn enough Japanese to watch raw anime or read untranslated manga. But it's not. You aren't reading novels or textbooks here.

>>40191
>>40196
>I don't know how learning an almost useless language just to watch some cartoons
>learning English has been much much *much* more useful than learning Japanese for me.

You are already turning your free time into splendid uselessness by watching these cartoons. I can guarantee learning ANY language would be a better way to spend your time than that. And here you can learn a language that will facilitate the enjoyment of your hobby. Sounds like a win-win to me.
>> No.40202  
>>40201
>What I was trying to imply, was that crying about subs is being a loser.
And in that case, yes. Complaining about some people who translate stuff for free is retarded.

Also as you said, learning Japanese doesn't really help in anime as its popular enough to get translated the next day.

>I can guarantee learning ANY language would be a better way to spend your time than that.
Ah yes, you have a point there. We're learning it for the wrong reasons though (from society's POV).
>> No.40208  
I know little Japanese, but if I actually knew some words, I could probably watch some raws. I wish I knew kanji. And had a Japanese teacher.
>> No.40221  
>>40024
Ririchiyo is probably the most perfect little girl Japan has ever made. Her voice, man.
>> No.40226  
Just watched the last episode of Milky Holmes. I'm extremely sad. I'm going to play the PSP game to stop the loneliness.
>> No.40227  
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Fuck you, Shoji Kawamori. Why can't we have nice things?
>> No.40230  
>>40227
Fucking Mikage can't let anyone be happy
>> No.40241  
Another: That was a disappointing ending.

Other than the hilarity of the first minute and half or so, when a whole slew of random classmates got killed off in absurd ways (a pillar that perfectly topples and crushes some dude while he's running, talk about good timing), it wasn't even that entertaining.

Akazawa gets killed off for no reason other than for Mei to recognize the color of death, seriously? Kouichi didn't remember their first meeting, and she has an unfulfilled death. How sad and pointless.

Misaki is moe... but in the end she's just friends with Kouichi. I would have liked to see something a little more between them, considering all that they went through together.

And the curse will just continue happening every year, and the only ways to stop it for a particular year are highly unreliable or risky.


About the only positive I can take from Another was that at least P.A. Works did a fine job on the production side of things.
>> No.40242  
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Huh. Didn't expect that.
>> No.40243  
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>>40241
Oh come on, it wasn't that bad. Though I will concede it could have been better, the last couple of episodes went a wee bit silly, especially with everyone going batshit & killing each other.

Considering she was bent on killing Misaki & Kouichi, I'd say Akazawa had her death coming, over the top as it was. Rather strange that she got turned into a human pincushion while the other two, who were no more than a metre away, escaped relatively unharmed. Also strange that Kouichi pulled Akazawa down so fast, I would have thought extricating her from that mess would prove to be rather difficult, nevermind all the extra bleeding it'd cause.

Reiko winding up as the extra person was no real surprise, I'd suspected she had more to do with things than was initially revealed, though her being the assistant homeroom teacher I didn't see coming.

I agree it would have been nice to see to the Misaki/Kouichi relationship go somewhere, but given the two of them really only got to know each other & hang around together because of the whole curse business, I couldn't see it happening without sending the show any further off the rails. Still, a small scene at the end about something other than ferris wheels and cell phones wouldn't have gone astray. Something along the lines of Misaki trying to console Kouichi over the death of his aunt, because, let's face it, killing a family member (even if they are already dead) with a pickaxe as they look up at you with tears in their eyes, begging & pleading for their life, isn't something you'd forget anytime soon, curse or no. Would have been a good chance to work the emotional angle.

As far as the curse itself goes, I sorta got the impression that leaving it vague & unsolved was the whole idea, like it's supposed to be something outside the bounds of things a bunch of highschool kids can deal with, even if it did seem like a cop-out.
>> No.40251  
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>>40243
No, the last two episodes were utterly terrible. I've already voiced my complaints about episode 11, now episode 12 features people dying left and right for no reason at all anymore (at least in ep11 they were killed/obsessively trying to kill and getting themselves killed in the process), Akazawa dying in a complete bullshit manner (yeah, she was going to do die, but come on, a random window shattering that insta-kills her while leaving the two others right next to her completely unharmed?), Kouichi somehow running back into the fire without anybody stopping him, him taking his time calmly phoning Mei while the fires around him indicate he should at the very least face terrible heat if not slowly burning to death, "give me the axe instead, I'll kill her" followed by an overly cliched and drawn-out 'OH MY GOD CAN I REALLY KILL HER?!' (spoiler: he can) which almost made me shout 'JUST GIVE THE FUCKING AXE BACK TO MISAKI IF YOU CAN'T' (make up your fucking mind before taking the axe or just let her do it, that's much easier on you), and then comes the ending, starting with a cliched grave visit, 'it really is over now, huh?' 'yeah, it really is!', some slice-of-life conversation, ending with only 'it really is over now, huh?' THE END.

As for the solution, I stopped caring after ep11 and got myself spoiled, and seriously, this was bullshit for the anime. The novel provided proper hints to guess at it, but for the anime we only got a couple loose hints for Reiko (which were never linked to her as the Another in any serious theories since there was no link to the current class 3), and the only theories for Mikami were from people whose theories went no further than BUT THAT WOULD BE AN AWESOME TWIST IT'S NOT ACTUALLY A CLASSMATE. Anime viewers had NO way whatsoever to know Reiko was in any way related to class 3 other than having been in it ages ago. There was speculation about how she could have died two years ago, but there was no reason for her to be the Another even if she had died two years ago. The anime makes it even worse by being a visual medium and having completely different character designs for both of them. I mean, just LOOK AT IT. Different hair color, completely different expression, different eyes, style of clothing is completely different, one always wears a necklace at all times while the other never wears one, make-up is completely different, hair style is completely different - we could even suspect Reiko to be any random female character that way, since she appears to be a complete master of disguise. And to make it worse, there is NO MOTIVE WHATSOEVER given in the anime. According to the novel, Reiko became the Another because Kouichi wished to have a mother-like figure (yeah, can't really see that reflected in the anime), Reiko really regretted never having seen Kouichi since birth since he was always in Tokyo (nicely omitted, anime!) and their grandparents couldn't accept Reiko's death; the strong wishes of these people caused Reiko to be temporarily revived as the Another. In the novel, anyways. In the anime she just randomly happened to be the Another. What a twist!

I must say it was a great 'how not to adapt a novel into an anime series' course, just a shame it had to be at the expense of the viewers. I haven't seen a promising anime fuck up like this since Mahoromatic. Fuck you, P.A. Works.
>> No.40253  
By the way, did this thread hit some kind of bump limit? It's not bumping anymore.
>> No.40257  
>>40251
I wouldn't say it was a matter of proper foreshadowing since enough hints were given, but the answer simply rapes anyone's suspension of disbelief. Even if they slapped me in the face with hints about Reiko being the teacher, there's still the fact that they look nothing alike. I can let the hair colour pass assuming she uses some sort of wig (FOR NO REASON I MIGHT ADD), but the teacher is as pale as a corpse (har har) while Reiko has a perfectly healthy colour. If that's make-up, she has some hardcore dedication.
I know that it's pretty hard to do stuff like this in a medium like anime because they had to keep it hidden while making the ending believable, but what we got was simply terrible.


Thankfully I didn't give a crap because I never took Another as proper mystery due to all these stupid deaths. It all worked out at the end since I got to enjoy the show as a silly series, so I won't really complain.
>> No.40258  
Ano Natsu in a word: bad. Had it ended at the end of episode 9--and it honestly should have--I would have said that it was a rather unnecessary remake of Onegai Teacher, but one that I might marginally prefer over the original.

Even with all the characters crying and stuff, Ano Natsu was considerably more light-hearted, or at least less heavy-handed, than Onegai Teacher. Instead, the last three episodes had some really cringe-worthy developments (A Transformers truck, are you kidding me? Inserting a random Inoue Kikuko voiceover as a half-hearted nod to Onegai Teacher?) that didn't add much of anything (Please, it was blatantly obvious that Ichika and Kaito would be together again at the end. If you've watched Onegai Teacher and Twins you'd know that beyond a doubt.) while detracting from the show with its silliness. They were about as bad to the show as episodes 11 and 12 were to Another.

Avoid Ano Natsu; there are far superior romance animé out there, and at best it comes across as a weak rehash of Onegai Teacher with a few elements from Twins sprinkled in.

BRS in a word: Pointless. The scenario is just plain dumb. There are far better ways to tell a coming-of-age story without the heavily-convoluted metaphorical 'other world' and the people(?) that fight on behalf of the girls in the 'real world'. My major feeling is the that show really didn't need to be made, but at least it was only eight episodes long and a few action scenes looked nice, so it left less of a bad aftertaste than Ano Natsu and Another.
>> No.40260  
I guess I can talk about some of the things I enjoyed about another.
- Delicious girls drawn in delicious ways
- the TWEEEST, while a bit "wait what? that was supposed to hint at THAT?" served its purpose of making you go "OOOOOOHHHHH."
- misaki didn't die and ends with protagonist dick without going through a LITERAL RAPE backstory
- I now have a fetish for convulsing girls that I know I will quickly get over and wonder what I was thinking
...well, that last one wasn't necessarily good, but I'd rate the show as "watchable" as opposed to "trainwreck".
>> No.40261  
>>40260
The identify of the extra person surprised me but it didn't make me go "OOOOOOHHHHH." Guess there wasn't quite enough foreshadowing.

My overall opinion of Another is still the same as I posted in >>40162. It was a decently enjoyable show with a cute heroine and effective directing that created suspense and fun death scenes.

I thought it was worth the watch and easily better than other recent rural mystery/horrors like Ookamikakushi and Shiki.
>> No.40263  
>>40260
>the TWEEEST, while a bit "wait what? that was supposed to hint at THAT?" served its purpose of making you go "OOOOOOHHHHH."
Only if you were watching the show passively. If you were actively theorizing or at least following discussion on theories, you'd be cursing as all of those hints had been discussed to death already but could not lead to the solution as vital hints were still missing. Lots of people had a suspicion that it could be the answer, but the hints only allowed you to guess at the solution, you couldn't actually formulate a reliable theory until you get the bit of information given directly after the reveal.

Personally, I was hoping they'd give it the twist that it would be different from the novel ending as (the only Another that could be reasonably deduced was Akazawa - she somehow remembers meeting Kouichi 1.5 years ago (despite her memories of that time being erased, considering her brother died from the curse) while Kouichi doesn't even remember being in town (because of the curse), in the year her brother died to a curse that very often kills family members. And remember the whole 'short one desk' thing? They mentioned it over and over again, never mentioned it didn't occur this year, and even mention they were short one desk with Kouichi's arrival despite his dad reserving a seat for him (something the final episode reveal conveniently forgot). Then there's the collapsed lung thing. Kouichi moved to town because of a collapsed lung. Kouchi's dad later implies that it's actually the second time he's had a collapsed lung. Guess what Kouichi's wearing in Izumi's flashback? Hospital pajamas. All the hints pointed towards the fact that Kouichi had a reason to visit Yomiyama even if his aunt didn't die. Plus, of course the fact that, according to information known to the viewers, Izumi was present at the lodge while Reiko wasn't. Having a twist ending is fine (I love those when they're well done). Having red herrings is fine as well. However, having a twist ending that makes no sense while the red herrings lead to a perfectly complete and valid answer (and some of them make no sense with the actual solution and those contradictions are never cleared up) just makes for a terrible solution.

It was fine that Izumi isn't the Another despite the hints. However, do not make the Another someone who could not possibly be deduced to be the Another due to a lack of hints. It's like solving a murder mystery with someone not actually present in the story being the culprit - you've been told criteria which the culprit must fit, then get a culprit who does not actually fit the criteria, not even in an out-of-the-box way.
>> No.40264  
>>40258
I still don't even know what happened with Ano Natsu's last couple of episodes, besides it being fucking stupid. Transformers truck was amazing.
>> No.40271  
>>40263
I don't think anybody sane took the show seriously as a mystery after the reasons for the deaths was revealed.
really? just a curse? supernatural, non-sensical curse?
which is why I think the show was made for a passive audience and actively tried to make it not look like a mystery.
>> No.40281  
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Well, that's the end of that.
I, for one, quite enjoyed watching Sonya beat seven shades out of Yasuna over the course of 13 episodes.
Slapstick violence the way I like it, without ecchi shit.
Voice acting was pretty spot-on, too. Yasuna's VA in particular did a really good job, I thought.

Anyone know if there's enough source material to warrant a second season?
>> No.40282  
>>40281
There's not enough anything to warrant a second season considering it sold 600 BDs.

Thank god.
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Only good thing about the show is Mei.
It is a terrible show.
There are better show out there if all I want to see is just people dying.
>> No.40293  
>>40258
Ano Natsu made me set my suspension of disbelief pretty high pretty early on so I can't say I found any of the later developments "cringe-worthy." They were fun. I grinned like a mother fucker when the MIB showed up.
>> No.40298  
>>40287
>There are better show out there if all I want to see is just people dying.
Are you sure about that? Another did the "people dying in hilarious ways" thing quite well.
>> No.40322  
>>40298
Zeta Gundam


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